With 11 Agreements in One Day RussiaMorocco Cooperation Is Blooming

Rabat – Only one day after the Russian prime minister and minister of agriculture arrived in Morocco, the two states have established 11 alliances in energy, military affairs and agriculture.During Russian Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev’s meeting with the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, Tkachev welcomed the Moroccan-Russian partnership in the field of agriculture and energy.Agriculture and Energy Cooperation Tkachev expressed his country’s willingness to further increase exports to the kingdom, including wheat, vegetable oil, and sugar. “Moroccan exports, particularly in terms of citrus fruits and vegetables, have been present in Russia for a long time. Russia aims to develop their agro-food supply to the country.”The minister also highlighted Russia’s willingness to extend Morocco’s exports to Russia in terms of agricultural vehicles and equipment.The discussions also focused on ways to boost Russian-Moroccan cooperation in the field of energy.“Russian companies are ready to contribute to the construction of thermal power plants in Morocco and are also willing to deliver liquefied natural gas,” he said.This commitment was repeated by Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who said that Russia will help build the gas terminal at Jorf Lasfar, 130 kilometers south of El Jadida, with a budget of USD 2 billion.Military and Security Morocco and Russia have also signed an “important agreement” on military cooperation and security, said El Othmani at the opening of the High Joint Cooperation Committee in the presence of Medvedev.The Russian prime minister said during a press briefing that the agreement consists of “deliveries of Russian military products to Morocco.”Morocco and Russia have also signed an agreement on nuclear cooperation, at the meeting of the Moroccan-Russian High Commission, in the presence of officials of the Moroccan Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security Agency.Strong TiesAfter signing a total of 11 agreements on Wednesday, both officials highlighted the excellence of the “strategic partnership” between the two countries.“Morocco is a strategic partner in Africa and the Arab world,” said Dmitry Medvedev.El Othmani, for his part, underlined that Morocco is the “top trading partner of Russia in Africa,” with nearly EUR 3 billion of trade in 2016, adding that in the same year, Morocco ranked the ninth supplier and 22nd client of Russia.Last July, Moscow hosted the 6th session of the Moroccan-Russian Joint Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.This session provided an opportunity for businessmen from both countries to explore ways of further developing economic relations, promoting mutual investment and diversifying areas of cooperation. read more

Mt Gox head Karpeles plans new Japan bitcoin tech business

TOKYO — Mark Karpeles, arrested in Japan after his bitcoin exchange collapsed from massive hacking, is starting a new business around the same computer technology that led to his legal troubles.Karpeles told reporters Wednesday he wants to make Japan a global leader in blockchain, the technology behind virtual money like bitcoin. The 34-year-old Frenchman was cleared of embezzlement and fraud allegations in March, but is appealing a conviction for manipulating electronic data.Karpeles was arrested in 2015, and spent 11 months in detention. Karpeles received a suspended sentence, meaning he is not serving jail time. Prosecutors had demanded 10 years in prison.His lawyer Nobuyasu Ogata said the verdict highlights legal uncertainties in the new area of cryptocurrency crime.The Associated Press read more

UN agency welcomes access to displaced in northern Central African Republic

28 July 2010The United Nations refugee agency today welcomed the decision by the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) to allow access to displaced civilians an area in the far north of the country that had been off limits to aid workers since December due to insecurity. Humanitarian agencies had been banned from going to the area, which is hosting some of the nearly 200,000 people who are displaced within CAR owing to sporadic conflict between Government forces and rebels. “For us this means that we will be able to have access to people who for a year have been without any sort of assistance at all,” Fatoumata Lejeune-Kaba, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said in an interview with UN Radio. Ms. Lejeune-Kaba said the priority now for UNHCR and its partners is to go to the area and assess the most important needs of the internally displaced persons (IDPs). She noted that many people in the area are in dire need of shelter because their houses have been destroyed. “Especially now with the rainy season, it’s even more important that we are able to go in and help them. “There are also major protection issues with a lot of looting and massive rape, abduction, torture and sometimes even killings reported by the villagers, and the presence of humanitarian workers there to assist those who are survivors of such abuses is very important,” she added. Earlier this month, an independent UN human rights expert stated that the protection of IDPs is crucial to building peace in CAR. “Efforts to build sustainable peace will be weakened as long as entire communities remain displaced and in despair,” Walter Kälin, the Secretary-General’s Representative on the human rights of IDPs, said following a visit to the country. read more

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya slams SLBC chief

Jayasuriya said that the SLBC Chairman had been issued notice on three occasions yet the chairman had disregarded the notice.UNF Parliamentarian Range Bandara said that a criminal case can be filed against the SLBC Chairman. The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) came under fire in Parliament today with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya accusing him of disregarding instructions issued by Parliament.United National Front (UNF) Parliamentarian Ajith P. Perera said that there is an agreement between Parliament and SLBC to broadcast Parliament proceedings. Ajith P. Perera said that the Parliament privileges committee must summon the SLBC Chairman and question him over his actions. He noted that SLBC was blatantly violating the agreement by not broadcasting Parliament proceedings which over the past few days. He said the SLBC Chairman cannot decide when to broadcast and when not to broadcast Parliament proceedings.Meanwhile, the Media Ministry Secretary and SLBC Chairman met the Speaker this evening.The SLBC Chairman assured that he will take steps to broadcast Parliament proceedings once again. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN rushes aid to earthquakeravaged parts of Iran

A three-member UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team arrived today in Tehran and met with the UN Resident Coordinator and members of the UN Security Management and Disaster squad. They were de-briefed on a UN Field Assessment Team mission that was deployed the day the earthquake hit.The UNDAC Team was expected to remain in the field “as long as required to comprehensively assess relief requirements and monitor the effectiveness of delivery,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.Citing statistics from Iran’s Ministry of Interior, OCHA reported that the earthquake, which measured 6.3 on the Richter scale, killed 229 people and injured 1,300 others.While estimates of the number of homeless varied, a preliminary survey conducted by the Ministry indicated that more than 19,000 dwellings were demolished or severely damaged, OCHA said. The Iranian Red Crescent Society reported that some 25,000 people have been left homeless.Meanwhile, numerous UN agencies have been providing aid to the country. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) arranged for the immediate release of five emergency health kits, each covering the primary health care needs of 50,000 people. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was providing water tankers, chlorine tablets and other chemicals for water purification. That agency was also offering the use of trucks for logistics and could provide additional emergency tents for up to 80,000 people.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) was prepared to feed 15,000 people for two to four weeks, while the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said it would provide seeds and fertilizer and help Iran to rehabilitate affected irrigation networks and farm areas. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) said it would provide an immediate emergency grant of $50,000 for coordination purposes and logistics. read more

Despite bumper harvest 22 million Ethiopians need emergency food aid – UN

Despite a bumper harvest and a sharp reduction in needs, 2.2 million Ethiopians will still require emergency food assistance this year, while a further 5 million suffering from chronic hunger will receive cash and food transfers under a new safety net programme, according to a joint United Nation report issued today.It estimated emergency food requirements for 2005 at 387,500 tons, compared with 965,000 tons last year when 7 million people needed the assistance.“For the first time in the history of food aid assistance in Ethiopia, there is a different response to the needs of acutely undernourished people as opposed to the chronically hungry,” said Georgia Shaver, Ethiopia Country Director for the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which drew up the report together with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Ethiopia.Emergency food needs are defined as the requirements of those affected by acute or unpredictable disasters, which are mainly drought-induced, while the new Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) tackles longer-term food security needs, constituting a move away from the traditional way of managing chronic and predictable food needs.“Ideally, the PSNP will help families to create and maintain assets and decrease households’ vulnerability to shocks and crises in the future,” Ms. Shaver said.The report projected the harvest from the 2004 main season to be more than 24 per cent above the 2003 revised estimate of 11.49 million tons and 21 per cent above the average for the past five years.With the harvest coming onto the market, it said timely marketing and transport would be critical in 2005. “Local purchase of cereals for food assistance programmes is recommended as far as possible, so as to assist domestic markets and farmers,” Henri Josserand, Chief of FAO’s Global Information and Early Warning System, said.The report voiced concern about pastoral areas in eastern and southern Ethiopia where prolonged drought has led to acute water and fodder shortages, while erratic and poorly distributed rains have also affected some central and northern areas which already have large numbers of vulnerable people and are now expected to face increased food insecurity.Agriculture is the main economic activity in Ethiopia, contributing to 45 per cent of the gross domestic product with 80 per cent of the population earning a living directly or indirectly from agricultural activities. read more

Ohio State baseball reaches 40 wins in victory over Michigan at Big

OSU redshirt sophomore pitcher Adam Niemeyer (43) pitches during a game on April 14 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoFriday’s deflating loss to Iowa put the No. 4 seed Ohio State Buckeyes on the brink of elimination, and just hours later, the Buckeyes squared off against the fifth-seeded Michigan Wolverines. Another loss in the Big Ten tournament would have sent the Buckeyes home and would have created tension on Selection Monday hoping to receive an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament. At first, it appeared the pitching woes rolled over from the Iowa game as right-handed redshirt sophomore Adam Niemeyer ran into some early trouble, surrendering two earned runs on a hit and two hit batsmen in his first inning of work. However, the Buckeye offense came out in the bottom of the first and scored five runs on six hits to chase the Michigan starter, right-handed sophomore Ryan Nutof, out of the game after only one out in the first. This offensive onslaught was helped by the middle of the order when junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson, second baseman Troy Kuhn and center fielder Troy Montgomery recorded three consecutive RBI singles to score the first three runs. Senior co-captain Jalen Washington brought in the next two runners on a single through the right side to give the Buckeyes a 5-2 lead. Thunderstorms rolled into TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, forcing the Buckeyes and Wolverines to continue play on Saturday. Niemeyer was relieved by freshman right-hander Ryan Feltner because of the weather delay. On Saturday, Feltner got into some trouble in the top half of the fifth. Three straight Wolverines reached base off of a walk, a single and an error which loaded the bases with no outs.After striking out Michigan sophomore Jake Bivens for the first out, Feltner gave up an RBI single to freshman second baseman Ako Thomas to cut the Buckeyes lead to three. Michigan centerfielder Cody Bruder then reached on a fielder’s choice, scoring freshman left fielder Jonathan Englemann, making the score 6-4 Buckeyes after five.As the Buckeyes did in the bottom half of the first, they put any momentum on Michigan’s side into submission after a Dawson RBI single and Kuhn’s two-RBI single to extend the lead to 9-4 in OSU’s favor. The single by Kuhn was initially called foul by the first base umpire, but that was overturned when the OSU coach Greg Beals asked for the umpires to review the call. In the bottom of the seventh, Nennig scored on an RBI double by Kuhn, who was then brought in by Montgomery’s RBI single and cruise to an 11-4 victory.To say that the Buckeyes were hot offensively is an understatement. OSU recorded 18 hits and were 9-for-19 with runners in scoring position. Each Buckeye hitter recorded a hit in the game.This offense helped the freshman, Feltner, have a career day in relief. In his 6.1 innings of work, Feltner gave up two runs, one earned, on six hits and three walks. He also struck out a career high 10 batters on 114 pitches.The Buckeyes will face the No. 7 seed Michigan State Spartans later Saturday. If the Spartans win, they will face the No. 8 seed Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Championship. If the Buckeyes win, they will have to face the Spartans again tomorrow morning to decide who goes to the Big Ten Championship. read more

Ten improvised weapons cannabis seeds phones among items found in Lusignan

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMarijuana, improvised weapons among contraband unearthed at NA PrisonAugust 18, 2018In “Crime”31 improvised weapons among several prohibited items found in Lusignan Prison raidJune 20, 2018In “Crime”Cutlass, improvised weapons, other items found during raid at Mazaruni PrisonSeptember 10, 2018In “Crime” The Lusignan PrisonRanks of the Joint Services on Friday morning conducted a search of the Lusignan Prison which unearthed a large quantity of items including ten improvised weapons, syringe needles, cannabis seeds, and phones.The search which was carried out between 05:30h and 08:10h also saw the discovery of razor blades, 17 phone chargers, 24 lighters, a quantity of wires, 8 metal spoons, 2 pairs of scissors, 1 plastic knife, 2 nail clips, a quantity of zip lock bags, 6 bottles of pepper sauce, 1 pack cards, 3 bottles of medicine, 4 bottles of oil with suspected cannabis seeds, 1 memory card , 3 mirrors and 1 wrist watch.All items have since been taken into the custody of the ranks. read more

Apple giving old iPads to Teach for America teachers

first_imgWhen people upgrade from the iPad to the iPad 2, and soon from the iPad 2 to the iPad 3, where do the previous-gen iPads go? Yes, there are plenty of trade-in programs out there that will throw you a couple bones for your used tablet, but what if you could actually help people when upgrading and getting rid of your old iPad? Apple invited iPad 2 upgraders to donate their iPads to Teach for America.Teach for America places recent grads into low-income public schools all over the country. From the people I know who have been a part of Teach for America, they all say it’s a rewarding but extremely challenging experience. Teachers get just five weeks of training before they’re put into classrooms in some of the roughest public schools in the country.When the iPad 2 was released last spring, Apple initiated a program that would allow first-gen iPad owners who were upgrading to the iPad 2 to donate their tablets to teachers in the Teach for America program. We’re sure that donation was tax deductible, but it’s definitely nice to know you’re putting that old tech to good use instead of selling it to offset the cost of a iPad 2.Apple has yet to release the exact numbers of how many tablets it collected through the public service program. However, in August, every Teach for America corps member was offered a free first-gen iPad. There are more than 9,000 teachers across 38 states, so it’s safe to assume that Apple received at least that many donated iPads. Those iPads were then distributed over the past two weekends.Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ wife, Laurene Powell, is one of the Teach for America board of directors, so it’s no surprise that this program came about while Jobs was still CEO. We’re not entirely sure how much one iPad can do in a classroom full of kids, but according to Katie Remington, a teacher in a St. Louis school, the iPad is used as incentive to get her students to finish their work in a timely manner so that there’s still time for “iPad time.”via Fortunelast_img read more

Debtstrapped Greece pays pensions to the dead

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece has paid millions of euros a year on pension payments to long-dead pensioners, according to Greek Ministry of Labour officials. We found one pension was paid to someone who had died in 1999.The Ministry admitted it is currently paying pensions to some 500 claimants over 110 years old but recently discovered that over 300 of them had passed away. “We found one pension was paid to someone who had died in 1999,” deputy labour minister George Koutroumanis told a news conference. “We found people drawing a pension though they died five-seven years ago,” he said. In some cases, the money was dutifully deposited in bank accounts and never claimed, the deputy minister said. The authorities are now trying to compile a comprehensive pensioner registry and scammers will face prosecution, the ministry said. Combined with efforts to root out false pension claims, the ministry hopes to reduce what Koutroumanis termed “profligacy and theft” costing 80 million to 100 million euros a year. Greece’s chaotic account-keeping has led to waste of state funds for decades. In addition to pension payments, billions of euros have been lost on overcharged hospital bills and fake prescriptions.last_img read more

Apple TV gets multiuser feature on TV and Apple Music apps

first_img3:10 WWDC 2019 8:07 See it Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC Preview • Apple TV 4K: New $179 Apple streamer adds HDR, better gaming Sarah Tew/CNET On stage at WWDC 2019, Apple said its Apple TV box will get support for multiple family members.Just like Netflix, Hulu and numerous other apps for watching TV shows and movies, Apple’s own TV app will allow different family members to build different profiles of favorite shows and movies.The TV app gathers TV shows and movies from a variety of providers, including Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, ESPN and Apple’s own iTunes, and provides a single place to browse and find new stuff to watch. An update in March brought so-called “channels” including HBO, Showtime and more, which let you subscribe and watch from within the TV app itself. The Apple TV Plus service will also live in the TV app when it becomes available this fall. Note that Netflix itself is not available in the TV app. Now playing: Watch this: Apple TV app 2019: Everything you need to know 46 Photos Mentioned Above Apple TV 4K (32GB) Best Buy • See It Crutchfield $179 $179 See It At WWDC Apple CEO Tim Cook demonstrated a panel that opens up on one side of the screen and allows different family members to show their own content. The changes are reflected in “Up Next,” the top line of the Apple TV app.Read more: Apple TV to support PS4 and Xbox One controllersCook also announced that the Apple Music app for Apple TV would get multi-user support, so different family members would also get different lists of songs. He also showed lyrics on the TV screen and claimed that the Apple Music app on Apple TV provides “best music experience on television.”Cook also announced new screensavers for the Apple TV, including underwater scenes.Multi-user support was only announced for the TV and Apple Music apps as part of the TVOS operating system for Apple TV, not for those same apps on iPad or the iPhone. $179 WWDC 2019 Apple Event 0 See Allcenter_img Apple Now playing: Watch this: Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now $169 Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? Apple TV 4K Share your voice reading • Apple TV gets multi-user feature on TV and Apple Music apps Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad Media Streamers Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now Tags Follow our WWDC liveblog, and see all of today’s Apple news. WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Post a comment Review • Apple TV 4K review: The best TV streamer keeps getting better See also Apple announces multiuser and controller support for… Amazon Prime Hulu Applelast_img read more

Past crime rates give perspective on lower juvenile detention numbers

first_imgThe graph shows juvenile referrals and offenses over a 10-year period. (Courtesy Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice)The state’s Division of Juvenile Justice said the number of kids being sent their way is almost half what it was 10 years ago.Listen nowWhen a minor is arrested or charged with a crime, they’re generally referred to Juvenile Justice for punishment or treatment, or both.The reason behind the decrease isn’t completely clear, but it’s a nationwide trend.Two juvenile crime experts said we have to remember the past to understand today’s lower numbers.“Most of the kids never see the inside of one of our buildings,” said Rob Wood, Juvenile Justice director. “We deal with them informally or with parental supervision rather than put them in one of our programs.”Wood has witnessed the decrease firsthand. He started with Juvenile Justice in 1990.“We’ve seen a fairly steady decrease for about the last 15 years,” he said. “When I started with the division as a probation officer, my office in Anchorage got more cases referred to it than the entire state does now.”Johnson Youth Center students whip up brown sugar shortbread and a hollandaise sauce. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)Wood doesn’t know for certain why the number of referrals fell off so dramatically, but he has some ideas.“We have better services in the communities, we have better mental health services, we have better responses, kind of up and down the continuum, and perhaps that is leading to less kids being arrested,” Wood said.Melissa Sickmund, the director of the National Center for Juvenile Justice, agreed with Wood but wanted to approach the question from a different direction.“You’re asking the question about, ‘Why did things come down?’ I think we need to step back and first ask, ‘Why had they gone up?’” Sickmund said.She pulled up a graph of violent juvenile crime arrests in the U.S. since 1980. The arrests started climbing in the late 1980s, and peaked in the 1990s.“For people who are old like me, you can remember that time,” Sickmund said. “People were very fearful of kids, there was actually a lot of kind of blaming kids for all the violence in the country which was not accurate, but it got everyone’s attention.”The line fell hard after the 1994 peak.Each year, Sickmund said she waited in suspense to see if the crime numbers had fallen again. They kept going down.The Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility will close Sept. 15th due to state budget cuts. (Photo by Leila Kheiry, KRBD – Ketchikan)There were years when they rose again but not by much and then they fell even more.Sickmund emphasized that this is national data and every community is different. However, numbers from Alaska show a similar trend.So why did it happen? Sickmund pointed to one specific drug.“People have hypothesized about crack hitting the streets and the violence associated with the crack market,” she said. “I don’t know if that’s an issue in Alaska.”Wood said it was.“And maybe that was in part because of the transiency of population,” he said. “There was a lot of money to be made in drugs, and crack was an easy drug to manufacture and to sell. Some of the gangs out of California moved into Alaska not necessarily to be gangs but to be businessmen.”Wood and Sickmund both said the crack industry was extremely violent and Sickmund said kids played a huge role in it.“Everybody responded to it,” Sickmund said.Everybody included parents, schools, legislatures and law enforcement.“There was a lot of money put into the system,” Sickmund said. “There was also a lot of money spent on research to try to understand what was going on, what happens with kids, what works with kids and with adults too.”She said everybody did what they could to reduce the violence and eventually it turned around.The result in Alaska is eight youth detention facilities that are housing fewer juveniles than they could hold. Wood said in the 1990s, the Anchorage youth center had a capacity of about 30 kids but averaged around 70.The Ketchikan Regional Youth Facility is closing on Sept. 15 and its youths will be sent to Juneau’s Johnson Youth Center, which is also under capacity.  Both have been housing a fraction of the juveniles they were built to hold.last_img read more

Louisvilles ACC Series at Notre Dame Moved to Saturday and Sunday

first_imgHensley record watchMegan Hensley has entered Louisville’s top career list in several categories.• Tied for first for grand slams with four, along with Lacy Wood (2003-06).• Fifth with nine career saves and needs one more to tie for fourth with Tori Collins (2009-12).• Sixth in career RBI (149) needs eight more to move into a tie for fifth with Maryssa Becker (2014-17).• Seventh in career appearances (105). Tori Collins (2009-12) stands sixth at 142.• Seventh in career games started in the circle (74). Carlisa Connell (2011-14) is sixth with 98.• Seventh in career innings pitched (485.2). Caralisa Connell is sixth with 608.0.• Seventh in career wins (47). Jessica Rak (2000-03) stands in sixth place with 65 victories.• Eighth in career home runs with 28 – needs one more to move into a tie for seventh with Alicja Wolny (2010-13).• Eighth in career strikeouts (338), Aja Sherman (2002-05) is seventh with 463.• Ninth in career complete games (31). Needs one more to move into a tie for eighth with Tara McClure (2000-01). ACCNE Watch Game 1 Live Scoring Game 1 Marching onLouisville has posted a 14-2 record in the month of March. During that span, the Cardinals have outscored opponents 98-18 while batting .333 as a team and posted seven shutouts with a 0.78 team ERA. Chung named ACC Co-Player of the WeekRebecca Chung was been named ACC Co-Player of the Week for the period ending on March 17. • She becomes the first Louisville player to earn the league’s weekly honor this season. • Chung (Torrance, Calif) helped lead the Cardinals at the plate as they compiled a 4-1 record on the week. The freshman catcher batted .615 (8-for-13) with a double, a run and seven RBIs and posted a .600 on-base percentage.• She had at least one hit in every game, extending her hitting streak to nine games and her on-base streak to 10. Chung also collected RBIs in three of five games, including a pair of three-RBI performances – one in the 21-1 win over Morehead State on Tuesday and again in the 8-0 win over Syracuse to clinch the ACC series on Saturday. Story Links 2019 PRESEASON ACC COACHES POLL1) Florida State (121 points, 11 first-place votes)2) Notre Dame (102 points)3) North Carolina (95 points)4) Pitt (88 points)5) Louisville (75 points)6) Duke (69 points)7) Georgia Tech (55 points)8) Syracuse (51 points)9) Boston College (47 points)10) Virginia Tech (41 points, 1 first-place vote)11) NC State (29 points)12) Virginia (19 points)Atlantic Division                      Coastal Division1) Florida State                         1) North Carolina2) Notre Dame                          2) Pitt3) Louisville                               3) Duke4) Syracuse                               4) Georgia Tech5) Boston College                     5) Virginia Tech6) NC State                               6) Virginia Louisville v Notre Dame Game Notes The teams are slated to open the weekend Friday at 6 p.m. with game two taking place Saturday at 1 p.m. The series will conclude Sunday at 12 p.m. All three games will be shown live on ACC Network Extra.Weekend InformationMarch 22-24, 2019:  Louisville vs. Notre Dame (ACC series)Location: South Bend, Ind.Venue: Melissa Cook StadiumTime: Friday, 6 p.m. | Saturday, 2 p.m. | Sunday, 12 p.m.Television: ACC Network ExtraLive Scoring: GoCards.comTwitter Updates: @UofLSoftball The University of Louisville softball team will hit the road for more ACC action this weekend when the Cards travel to South Bend, Indiana to take on Notre Dame in a three-game series. Cards against the fieldNotre DameSeries Record: ND leads 21-16Last Meeting: March 16-18 – The Irish swept a three-game series at Ulmer Stadium winning 10-3, 3-1and 7-2.Scouting the Irish: Notre Dame is receiving votes in the USA Softball and NFCA polls enters the week with a 16-9 overall record.•The Irish carry a 1-2 mark in ACC play after their opening series at then-No. 3 Florida State. The Seminoles took the first game 11-1 and Notre Dame evened the series with a 7-4 victory in game two. FSU claimed a 5-0 win as Megan King posted a complete game no-hitter.• Notre Dame is led at the plate by Ali Wester, who is batting .409 and has nine stolen bases. Current ACC Co-Player of the Week Cait Brooks follows at .368 and has cranked out 11 home runs and 27 RBIs.• Payton Tidd (8-3) and Alexis Holloway (7-5) have shouldered much of the pitching duties for the Irish. Tidd carries a 2.69 ERA with 65 strikeouts in 65.1 innings while Holloway (2.49) has 53 Ks in 64.2 innings of work. Cardinal quick hits• Louisville enters the weekend with a 19-8 overall record, most recently taking two of three games against Syracuse in its ACC-opening weekend.• Louisville has won 12 of its last 14 games and carries an 8-1 mark at Ulmer Stadium this season.•Louisville is led at the plate by current ACC Co-Player of the Week freshman Rebecca Chung who is batting .393 with three home runs and 22 RBIs. She is currently on a nine-game hitting streak.• Junior Celene Funke leads the nation with eight triples on the season.• Sidney Melton leads the team with 13 stolen bases and recently set a school record with four stolen bases in the 8-0 win over Morehead State on March 12.•Melton has reached base via a hit or walk in the last 12 games.• Senior Megan Hensley is tied for the team lead with three home runs and stands second on the team with 21 RBIs. She also leads the pitching staff with a 7-1 record and a 1.38 ERA.• Hensley and freshman Taylor Roby have six wins apiece in the circle.• Sophomore Danielle Watson (6-6) leads the pitching staff with 80 strikeouts in 72.2 innings and a .192 opponent batting average. • Hensley and senior Sidney Melton were selected to the 2019 Preseason All-ACC Team.• The 2019 campaign marks Louisville’s 20th season as a program and first under new head coach Holly Aprile’s tutelage.• The Cardinals were picked to finish third in the Atlantic Division and fifth overall as voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches. Syracuse series recapLouisville opened ACC play by taking two of three games against Syracuse at Ulmer Stadiumm last weekend. The Cards outscored the Orange 14-6 in the series.Louisville 4 – Syracuse 2UofL notched its first ACC win with a 4-2 victory over Syracuse.• Sidney Melton pushed the winning runs across in the sixth inning with a three-run double to help the Cards erase a 2-1 deficit. She finished the game with four RBIs, going 2-for-3 at the plate.•Danielle Watson pitched a complete game, striking out nine and allowing four hits.Louisville 8 – Syracuse 0 (6 inn.)UofL clinched its ACC-opening series with an 8-0 win over Syracuse in six innings.• Louisville earned the victory with a help of a pair of three-run innings and 10 hits. Senior Megan Hensley sat down five batters and scattered two hits in six innings.• Rebecca Chung went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and three RBIs. Taylor Roby also went 2-for-3 and drove in a run while sophomore Maddy Newman added a pair of RBIs. Due to cold weather in the forecast, the University of Louisville’s ACC series at Notre Dame has been altered. The Cardinals and the Irish will now play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. with the finale slated for Sunday at 12 p.m. Dual ThreatFor the fourth straight season, Megan Hensley leads the Cards both in the circle and at the plate. The senior carries a team-best 1.38 ERA and is tied for the team lead with three home runs and stands second with 21 RBIs. She ranked among UofL’s top 10 in several pitching and hitting categories. Stingy (and balanced) pitchingThe Cardinals lead the ACC and stand 11th in the nation with a 1.71 team ERA and stand second in the league with 10 shutouts on the season. All three of Louisville’s starting pitchers have evenly contributed to the team’s success in the circle.• Megan Hensley (7-1) leads Louisville’s starting rotation with a 1.38 ERA, placing her third among conference leaders. Her four shutouts are tied for second in the ACC and tied for 11th in the nation.• Taylor Roby (6-1) follows closely with a 1.57 ERA and stands fourth in the conference.• Danielle Watson (6-6) is holding opponents to a .192 average and stands sixth in the ACC in that category.  She leads the Cardinals and is seventh in the ACC with 80 strikeouts. Melton on a scoring runMelton recently increased her career run tally to 131 stands tied for seventh on Louisville’s all-time list in that category. She needs seven more to tie for sixth with Jennifer Esteban (2010-13).• Last year, the speedy infielder led the team with 45 runs and moved into a five-way tie for ninth place among the all-time single season leaders. ACCNE Watch Game 2 Funke – a triple forceJunior Celene Funke leads the nation with eight triples on the season. The centerfielder has 10 in her career and is tied for fourth on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs three more to move into a tie for third with Courtney Moore (2004-07).• She recently connected on her first career home run – a solo shot in the 8-0 win over Morehead State on March 12. The Aprile Era2019 marks the first season under new head coach Holly Aprile following the retirement of Sandy Pearsall, who began the program in 2000. Aprile becomes only the second head coach in Louisville softball history.• Prior to her arrival at Louisville, Aprile, 2018 ACC Coach of the Year spent 10 seasons (2009-18) as Pittsburgh’s head coach and five years (2004-08) as an assistant. In 2018, she earned ACC Coach of the Year honors after leading the Panthers to the 2018 ACC Coastal Division title and a runner-up finish in the conference tournament. Live Scoring Game 2: Live Scoring Game 3 Up nextThe Cardinals will return to Ulmer Stadium for a midweek matchup against Indiana on March 26 before hitting the road for another three-game ACC series at Virginia Tech.  Syracuse 4 – Louisville 2 (8 inn.)The University of Louisville softball team dropped the series finale against Syracuse in extra innings 4-2 at Ulmer Stadium for their first home loss. The Cardinals snapped a five-game win streak.•Danielle Watson went 7.1 innings and struck out a career-high 11 batters. Caitlin Ferguson finished the game with two RBIs. Maddy Newman and Taylor Roby both went 2-for-4 at the plate and Celene Funke stole three bases and scored a run in the loss. Louisville celebrates 20th SeasonThe 2019 campaign marks the University of Louisville softball program’s 20th season. Leading up to this season, UofL has compiled a 718-371 (.659) record with six conference championships, 13 NCAA regional appearances and four regional finals. Melton sets single game stolen base record – stands among career leaders in stolen bases.Sidney Melton recently set a school record with four stolen bases in the 8-0 win over Morehead State on March 12.•The senior infielder leads the team with 13 stolen bases on the season, and now has 46 in her career, placing her tied for fourth on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs two more to move into a tie for third with Coleen Coughlin (2000-01). Louisville picked to finish fourth in ACCThe Cardinals were picked to finish fifth overall and third in the Atlantic Division. In the team preseason poll, reigning national champion Florida State was unanimously selected to win its sixth-straight ACC regular season title. Notre Dame, North Carolina and Pitt respectively filled out the top five ahead of the Cardinals, who are coming off of a 33-20 campaign and a 10-12 mark in conference play.• In the Atlantic Division preseason standings, Louisville was picked to finish third behind Florida State and Notre Dame. Syracuse, Boston College and NC State round out the division. Young CardsWhile the Cardinals have solid veteran leadership in the lineup some underclassmen are having an immediate impact early in their careers with as many as five in the starting lineup at times.• Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby carries a .360 batting average and leads the pitching staff with two saves and stands second on team with six wins in the circle.• Freshman catcher Rebecca Chung leads the team with a .393 batting average, 22 RBI, three home runs. She also carries a team-best .486 on-base percentage.• Freshman Charley Butler has started 24 games in left field and has two home runs.• Freshman Cassady Greenwood is batting .313 on the season and has played in 17 games with two starts.• Sophomores Maddy Newman and Kyra Snyder have started every game at second base and first base respectively while fellow sophomore Riley Schindler has started 18 games in right field.• Sophomore Danielle Watson leads the team in the circle with 80 strikeouts in 72.2 innings and a .192 opposing batting average. Melton earns ACC postgraduate scholarshipSidney Melton was among 52 recipients of the 2019 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award announced on Thursday by the Atlantic Coast Conference.• The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker postgraduate scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $6,000 toward his or her graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.•The student-athletes will be honored at the annual Cone Health ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Luncheon presented by ESPN on April 10. The luncheon will be hosted by the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel Imperial Ballroom in Greensboro, N.C.• A three-year starter, Melton was a 2018 All-ACC first team honoree after leading the Cardinals with a career-best 45 runs and finishing second on the team with 15 stolen bases. She was also a 2016 all-ACC tournament selection. The redshirt-senior infielder currently leads the team with 10 runs and stands ninth on Louisville’s career list for runs (121) and stolen bases (36). Her success extends to the classroom as a three-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar Athlete and All-ACC Academic Team member while majoring in health and human performance and exercise science with minors in sport administration and psychology. ACCNE Watch Game 3 Home sweet homeLouisville has compiled an 8-1 record at Ulmer Stadium this season. The Cards went 4-0 in their home-opening Cardinal Classic and followed with a doubleheader sweep of Morehead State. UofL continued it perfect home record by taking the first two games of the ACC series against Syracuse but fell 4-2 in eight innings to the Orange on Sunday. Hitting for averageLouisville’s starting lineup features five players who are batting over .300 on the season. Rebecca Chung leads the way at .393 while Celene Funke follows at .383. Taylor Roby stands third on the team at a .360 clip. Sidney Melton (.318) and Megan Hensley (.314) round out the list.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

The Best E3 2018 Video Games You Can Play Right Now

first_img Simon Belmont, King K. Rool, and Dead Luigi Join Smash Bros. UltimateAn Interview with Jump Force Producer Koji Nakajima E3 2018 rages on as video game industry professionals, along with fans who bought tickets, play demos of the hottest upcoming titles. But why should they have all the fun? You can watch the best E3 game trailers on loop, but just watching a game is only a fraction of the whole experience. You have to play them.Fortunately, with the entire gaming community buzzing all week, publishers like to surprise drop new releases during E3 that everyone can purchase and play. It’s just so satisfying to get up on stage and say, “…and it’s available right now.” So forget flying out to L.A. Here are some awesome games revealed at E3 that you can play today.Unravel 2When it’s not ruining Star Wars with gambling or forcing Bioware to clone Destiny, EA is capable of some pretty great video games. And many of those great games come from the EA Partners program highlighting smaller, more artistic indie work. The first Unravel was a mellow, melancholic adventure about a ragdoll made of yarn, named Yarny. This sequel features two Yarnys for one or two players to control, coordinating nifty abilities like using each other as anchor points for swinging, pushing objects up self-made rope bridges, and pontificating on mortality or something.Splatoon 2 Octo ExpansionJust when you thought Splatoon 2 couldn’t get any more stylish, it drops a hefty single-player expansion pack that’s full-on vaporwave. These new challenges flesh out the somewhat light campaign of the original, with 80 missions. But more exciting is the deeper dive into Splatoon lore including references to Tupac and Biggie. Plus, this expansion brings the long-awaited playable Octolings to multiplayer.Prey: MooncrashClearly not enough people played Arkane’s mind-trip sci-fi shooter Prey last year. To help expand the audience, Bethesda just dropped a bunch a bunch of more modes surrounding the core single-player campaign including a New Game+ and multiplayer mode where players hunt each other as Mimics capable of turning into coffee cups and shit. But the biggest addition is Mooncrash, a roguelike-type mode where players endlessly try to escape a randomized moonbase using Prey’s deep immersive sim shooter mechanics.OverwhelmIn case you forgot the PC Gaming Show was a thing, they dropped this nifty little retro horror platformer Overwhelm for everyone to check out. This was so out of left field we’re still learning about it with all of you.Fortnite SwitchIf you had been paying attention to leaks, eShop data, or just common sense, Fortnite on Switch wasn’t that surprising. Even the immediate launch you could’ve predicted. Playing portable Fortnite for free with non-mobile controls is a blast though. And anything that expands the player base is great for a Battle Royale game. This game even ditches Nintendo’s stupid mobile app for actual direct voice chat through a headset. Now if Sony would only play nice and allow cross-platform play.Paladins SwitchIf we can’t play Overwatch on Switch, Paladins is the next best thing. And while there are plenty of surface similarities, team-based first-person shooters starring wacky fantasy hero character featuring unique mechanics, Paladins is also its own beast. The version available now on Switch is the paid Founder’s Pack but a free version is coming later as well. Plus, Paladins is getting in on the battle royale craze with Realm Royale.Fallout Shelter Switch/PS4To be honest we were more hoping for Fallout 3 or New Vegas on Switch. But the free mobile game Fallout Shelter is a nice consolation. It’s available on PlayStation 4 also, but the Switch’s tablet touch screen controls just work better for building your post-apocalypse settlement. The cheery 1950s propaganda art style has never been put to better use. Managing the needs of your community takes real strategy. And encouraging vault dwellers to breed and grow the population is the perfect balance of cute and creepy that Fallout fans love.Hollow Knight SwitchThe Switch is a platform swimming in Metroidvania games, albeit no actual Metroid or Castlevania games yet. But even if you think you’re sick of exploratory platformers with huge maps you explore nonlinearly will cool gadgets, Hollow Knight is still worth your time. Ever since the acclaimed game was announced for Switch fans have been looking forward to taking this gorgeous world with them on the go. And the wait is over.Buy it now!Nintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Govt refuses to confront villagers tilling land allotted for helipad

first_imgDarjeeling: Backed by the BJP, villagers of Milanpalli started tilling the government land that had been marked to build a helipad at Gajoldoba in Jalpaiguri district.Incidentally, villagers of the area have been protesting against the government’s decision to construct a helipad on the earmarked plot. Under the influence of the saffron party, they tried to forcefully occupy the government land and have stayed away from discussions with the district administration despite being invited for talks. Many of the villagers alleged that they have been indulging in cultivation in the Milanpalli area for the past 40 years. They further stated that despite many of the farmers having Patta (land documents), the government is using the land for a helipad. On Friday, Tourism minister Goutam Deb had visited the area. He had assured that anyone who has valid Patta will not have to part with their land. “This area has 244 acres of government land. Out of this, Patta had been given to 44 acres for agriculture. Minus the Patta land, we still have around 200 acres. For the land where we have given Patta, there is no question of requisition. Out of the land the government has, we require 3.46 acres for the project. Out of this, 2.45 acres will be used for the helipad and the remaining 1 acre will be used for constructing quarters for the employees. Despite knowing all these details, some BJP leaders from outside are constantly provoking the villagers just to create unrest and disturb the peace and tranquility,” alleged Deb. On Monday, villagers along with BJP leaders arrived at the plot along with tractors and oxen and started tilling the land. When neither the district administration nor the police resisted, they celebrated dubbing it as a victory. Nabbendu Sarkar, district secretary of the Kishan Morcha affiliated to the BJP, said: “Wherever the government will try to requisition land in North Bengal, we will put up a resistance.” On Saturday evening, the government board had been removed from the plot. Trinamool has alleged provocation by the BJP to create unrest in the region. “The government will not give into any sort of provocation. They are trying to create a Singur-like situation. Under no circumstances will we allow peace and tranquility to be disrupted. The local residents are being misled and provoked by the BJP,” stated Khageshwar Rai, MLA, Rajgunj.last_img read more

Venezuelan Olympic diver Robert Páez comes out as gay

first_imgOlympic diver Robert Páez. | Photo: Robert Páez / Instagram GAYSTARNEWS- Why the Commonwealth Games’ Pride House is so important Winter Olympics 2018: Adam Rippon holds back tears as he hails the ‘overwhelming’ support he’s receivedWinter Olympics 2018: Bisexual speed skater Ireen Wüst misses out on a medal in dramatic fashionCloseted guy in anti-gay country: ‘Drag Race keeps me alive’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/venezuelan-olympic-diver-robert-paez-comes-gay/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Venezuelan Olympic diver Robert Páez just came out as gay. He hopes to inspire young LGBTI people to embrace who they are as well as break the stigma for out athletes.Olympic diver Robert Páez. | Photo: Robert Páez / InstagramHe wrote: ‘In sharing my story, I hope to help make homosexuality as common of a word as heterosexuality.‘Being gay does not make us less as a man, or girls less as a woman. Being gay is not a disease.‘Accepting ourselves and respecting ourselves are big first steps. Life is too beautiful to be hidden in a closet,’ he said.H/T: OutsportsSee also:Meet the gay man who fled Venezuela and is now changing the world with his ‘artivism’ The 23-year-old diver wrote a moving letter for OutSports. In it, he explains he came out to his mother first at the age of 18 but he’s always known he’s gay.He said: ‘I believe that I was born gay. As I got older I became more aware of it, and as I grew – like with so many others – it became my great dilemma.’Venezuelan Olympic diver Robert Páez. | Photo: Robert PáezPáez explains he likes in fashion and dancing – pursuits ‘for women and gays’ in Venezuelan culture.When he eventually came out to his whole family, they were all very accepting. But he told his dad last, as he is a military man.He said: ‘I thought he was going to reject me. He’s known about me for about a year now, and he accepted me for who I am.’Robert Páez: ‘Being gay is not a disease’Páez has been playing sports since he was 7 years old. He competed in the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as Rio 2016.last_img read more

Lumedx Demonstrates Advanced Analytics at HIMSS18

first_img Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Schedule a meeting here.The conference will be held March 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 1,300 leading health IT vendors will be exhibiting and general education sessions will focus on 23 cutting-edge topics, including clinical and business intelligence, cybersecurity and population health. For more information: http://www.lumedx.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Related Content Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more last_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Over his career, Palmer has attempted 40 or more passes in 37 regular season games. He’s won just seven of those contests with three of the victories coming while wearing a Cardinals uniform.The theory, then, is that the more times Palmer is dropping back in the pocket, the less of a chance at win.“I wouldn’t look at it that way,” he said on Wednesday. “Our starters didn’t play an entire quarter two weeks away. I don’t think that’s a fair assessment.”Palmer is right.As much as coaches stress offensive balance, there are some weeks when teams will game plan to throw—or run—more depending on the opponent.Last Sunday, the Cardinals believed they had the matchup advantage against the Steelers secondary and took to the air on seven of their first 11 plays.Then again, that’s not too much of a surprise. Head coach Bruce Arians has always favored the vertical passing game.But there were other reasons, according to Arians, for why the Cardinals rushed a season-low 20 times in Pittsburgh.“Second and about 20 about three times with penalties, and then you’re not in a position to run the ball much,” he said. “We did run it on third down and got stopped. Then we ran it down in the red zone and had a negative play, but we were throwing it so well, we didn’t need to run it. It’s just those second-and-longs after penalties.” Not being able to run the ball effectively also reared its ugly head against the Rams, especially inside the red zone. In that game, the Cardinals called five running plays near the goal line for a total of minus three yards.The lack of success meant field goals instead of touchdowns and a hesitation to go back to the run later in the game.“If you’re not running the ball effectively play-action doesn’t, obviously, work as well,” Palmer said. “Your defense doesn’t quite get the rest that they’re used to getting when you are running it more, but you got to do what it takes to win. I know Coach will always make sure that’s his focus.”The Cardinals also trailed in the games against St. Louis and Pittsburgh, forcing Arians to call more pass plays.The Cardinals struck that run-pass balance in wins over New Orleans (25 rushing attempts-32 passing attempts), Chicago (28-24), San Francisco (37-32) and Detroit (25-18); but not in losses to St. Louis (21-46) and Pittsburgh (20-45).“Every game is tough to get over if you don’t win, but you can’t let anything fester,” Palmer said, adding he had already turned the page to this week’s opponent. “We’re completely committed to Baltimore, not worrying about anything other than Baltimore, studying anything other than Baltimore and focused solely on them right now.” Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) hands the ball to running back Chris Johnson (23) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories TEMPE, Ariz. – The numbers don’t tell the whole story—and they never do—but they do help to paint the narrative of the Arizona Cardinals, at least in the two losses suffered six weeks into the season.The numbers are 46 and 45.Quarterback Carson Palmer attempted 46 passes against St. Louis and 45 against Pittsburgh. The Cardinals lost both games.In his four other outings—all wins—Palmer averaged 25.5 throws. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Americas leading airlines suffered more delays to

first_imgAmerica’s leading airlines suffered more delays to flight arrivals this January than a year previously, but several carriers managed to defy adverse weather conditions and ensure prompt travel for their passengers.A new US government report revealed that in January some 72.4 per cent of flights arrived within 15 minutes of their scheduled time, while the cancellation rate was 2.5 per cent, more than in January 2007 but significantly down on December cancellations.Despite a month of storms and traffic back-ups, Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines managed to retain punctual arrival rates in excess of 90 per cent.European travellers heading to the US will also be enthused by the 79.5 per cent punctuality rate of major international carrier US Airways, which has recently joined Delta and Continental Airlines in proposing Heathrow services.Continental Airlines could also become a popular choice with US and transatlantic travellers, as it joined Aloha and Frontier Airlines in posting the lowest flight cancellation rates over January.While arrival times and cancellation figures were mixed, more wholly positive signs were issued on the luggage handling front, with midhandled baggage falling to 7.37 per 1,000 passengers, from 8.19 in January 2007.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTravel Glossary – airline jargon explainedSkyscanner has put together a list of travel-related words, phrases and acronyms to help you plan your journey.BMI, Ryanair topping UK punctuality tablesResults published by FlightOnTime.info have proved BMI, Ryanair and Eastern Airways to be market leaders in flight punctuality.Edinburgh Airport bucks Scottish trendFigures for January revealed 3.9 per cent passenger growth at Edinburgh, while Glasgow flight numbers dropped.last_img read more

NGO and government launch fostering programme for unaccompanied minors

first_imgHope For Children CRC Policy Centre, is implementing a pilot programme for fostering unaccompanied minors in cooperation with the government, it said on Tuesday.“Many unaccompanied children arriving in Cyprus, have either lost their parents/guardians or were separated from them. In order to improve the reception conditions of this vulnerable group,” the NGO said in a statement.The pilot programme for fostering is being co-funded by the asylum, migration and integration fund and the Republic of Cyprus.Hope for Children said fostering is an alternative form of child care, giving children who cannot be raised by their biological parents the possibility of a family life.The aim of the programme is to promote the institution of foster care through the identification, evaluation, training and long term observation/monitoring and support of candidate foster parents. The social welfare services as the legal representative of the unaccompanied minors will undertake the placement of the unaccompanied minors in the approved foster families.For the implementation of the program Hope for Children will have close collaboration with the social welfare services, the competent public authority to ensure the best interests of children.The staff overseeing the programme is comprised of specialised professionals, registered psychologists and social workers as well as external collaborators such as translators, psychologist and social worker supervisors.Potential foster parents will receive specialised training lasting up to seven weeks, which will address the issues and skills related to the upbringing and care of unaccompanied minors.After the placement of the minors in foster care, Hope For Children will undertake the ongoing monitoring and support of the family.“The present programme is a ground-breaking and innovative step taken by Cyprus towards the effective protection, care and reinstatement of unaccompanied children in the framework of the foster family institution,” the NGO said.“This is a practice already followed by other EU countries that shows that growing up in a family is highly beneficial considering the best interests of the child.” For more information or for the programme’s application form you can visit the Organisation’s website www.uncrcpc.org.cy and/or contact Mrs Aliki Varella via telephone 22 103 234 or via email varella.a@uncrcpc.org.  You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more