UN envoy highlights need to work out details of ceasefire to end

“The main difficulty at this stage is getting all sides to agree on the essential elements of a political process that meets the aspirations of the Libyan people,” Abdul Elah al-Khatib told the Security Council as he briefed the 15-member body on his recent visits to the country. Mr. Khatib said that during meetings last month in the capital, Tripoli, and the rebel-held city of Benghazi, both the Libyan authorities and the opposition Transitional National Council informed him that they were ready and willing to implement a ceasefire, provided that the other party does the same. “However, for the Libyan authorities, a ceasefire must be accompanied by an end to the attacks by NATO in order to pave the road for national dialogue,” he said. “They have told me that if NATO attacks stop, the Libyan Government would be in a position to hold discussions about elections, democracy and constitutional reform.”The Libyan authorities also told him that the way out of this impasse was to determine a specific date and time for a ceasefire under the supervision of impartial monitors, at which time the indiscriminate bombings against the military and the civilians must simultaneously stop. Government officials also agreed that the UN should coordinate an international monitoring mechanism for the ceasefire in close collaboration with the African Union, he noted.The TNC, on the other hand, indicated to him that a ceasefire was not sufficient to end the conflict in Libya if it is not directly linked to the departure of Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi and his family. Mr. Khatib emphasized to both parties that a real and verifiable ceasefire should be part of wider measures, including lifting the siege on all cities, withdrawing the military forces from all cities, allowing immediate humanitarian access, releasing all detainees, resuming the provision of basic services and securing the passage of foreign workers stranded in these cities.“A real and credible ceasefire must be agreed upon to suspend aggressive actions and killings of innocent civilians, including women and children. A ceasefire must be declared either formally or in a first step as part of an informal understanding between the opposing forces in Libya,” he told the Council.He also noted that the fighting has continued to intensify in the western city of Misrata, Libya’s third largest city and the main gateway before reaching the capital. Despite Mr. Qadhafi’s televised statement on 30 April that he was ready for a ceasefire and negotiations – provided that NATO stop its planes – Tripoli declared a sea blockade on the besieged city. More than 665,000 people have now fled the country since the beginning of the conflict, which started out in February as protests against the Qadhafi regime, with 39,000 crossing into Tunisia to date and more than 21,500 since 21 April, he noted. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today that the exodus from Libya’s Western Mountains region into Tunisia has resumed after a brief interruption last week caused by skirmishes between Libyan Government and opposition forces. This past weekend, more than 8,000 people, most of them ethnic Berbers, arrived in Dehiba in southern Tunisia, according to the agency’s spokesperson, Adrian Edwards.“Most of the Libyan refugees are leaving Libya in tribal groups. Many are choosing to stay in the camps for a few days before moving on to stay with Tunisian families,” he told reporters in Geneva. UNHCR and other UN agencies are planning to distribute food and other aid to the refugees and their host families.Meanwhile, more people have been fleeing Libya by sea to Italy, after a 10-day break due to bad weather, the agency reported. Some 3,200 people have arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa over the past five days, most of them originating from sub-Saharan Africa. This brings to over 8,100 the total number of arrivals in Italy from Libya since March 26. Another 1,132 people have arrived in Malta on boats from Libya in mid-April.In a related development, the International Commission of Inquiry established to investigate alleged human rights violations in Libya concluded its field visits to Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.During the three-week visit, the team held meetings with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, including government officials, non-governmental organizations, UN agencies and bodies. It also conducted interviews with victims and witnesses, medical and other professionals, legal and military experts, authorities and other sources of reliable information relevant to its mandate, within and outside Libya, including in camps and locations located along the Egyptian and Tunisian borders. The three-member team – led by Professor Cherif Bassiouni, an Egyptian jurist and war crimes expert who has previously served as a UN rapporteur – will submit its report to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council at its next session in June. 3 May 2011Both sides in the Libyan conflict have voiced their agreement on the need for a verifiable ceasefire, the United Nations special envoy for the crisis said today, but challenges remain on how to link that with a political process that addresses the main causes of the fighting. read more

Open warrant reissued for the arrest of Jaliya Wickramasuriya

An open warrant was reissued today for the arrest of Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya.The warrant was issued over Wickramasuriya’s alleged involvement in the misuse of state funds. The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) had sough the warrant for Wickramasuriya.Wickramasuriya is out on bail and was granted permission to travel overseas last July but he failed to appear before court since then. As a result an open warrant was issued for his arrest in April this year and it was reissued in July and again in August. (Colombo Gazette)

Canadian dollar dips as US budget talks progress commodities mixed

Canadian dollar dips as US budget talks progress, commodities mixed AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 18, 2012 5:18 pm MDT TORONTO – The Canadian dollar moved lower on Tuesday as investors became more confident that U.S. leaders could reach a budget agreement in the coming days.The loonie was down 0.21 of a cent at 101.45 cents US at the end of the trading day.House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday he remains hopeful that a fiscal cliff compromise can be reached, but added President Barack Obama has yet to offer a balanced deficit-cutting plan. Boehner said that Obama’s latest offer for US$1.3 trillion in tax increases over the next decade with $850 billion in spending cuts is not balanced enough.But Boehner’s plan also faces opposition from other quarters. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Boehner plan can’t pass the Democratic-run Senate.If congressional Republicans, Democrats and the White House can’t reach a deal by Jan. 1, tax cuts enacted a decade ago for all Americans will expire and government programs will be cut across the board. The combination could lead to a U.S. recession that could spread to other economies of the world.The loonie also faced a move from Australia’s central bank to cut interest rates, saying that it believes mining investment is reaching its peak.Oil prices trekked higher as the January crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 73 cents to US$87.93 a barrel.February gold bullion ended down $27.50 to US$1,670.70 an ounce. March copper settled 1.3 cents lower to US$3.65 a pound. read more

Field of possibilities greets new students

The incoming class for one of Brock’s most unique programs got a first-hand glimpse into future career possibilities during their orientation activities last week.The students entering the Oenology and Viticulture (OEVI) degree program and Grape and Wine Technology certificate program (OEVC) headed out to the field for vineyard and winery tours with two of the program’s local alumni.Organized by the program’s academic adviser Steven Trussler, also an OEVI alumnus, the orientation day allows students to get to know the staff and faculty that will be helping them through their academic career at a barbeque before boarding a bus with their peers for the tours.“Since its inception, the students and graduates of this program have been a close-knit group,” said Trussler. “The orientation tours allow students to be included in this unique culture from their very first day.”The first stop on the tour was Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery where Chris Holman, vintage assistant winemaker, toured students through the facility. Holman, who finished the OEVI program this summer, gave students insight into how the courses they were taking would help them during their mandatory co-op terms and after graduation.Next, the students visited Stephanie Bilek, B.Sc ’09, who works in the vineyards at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery. Bilek’s vineyard tour introduced students to other opportunities outside the cellar door that they can enjoy after graduation.For first-year student Jacob Johnsson-Werner, the orientation opened his eyes to how accessible and helpful the program’s alumni are.“For a lot of programs, there are a number of possibilities after graduation,” said Johnsson-Werner. “To have alumni from the program show us concrete examples of the opportunities that exist in the industry was really nice.” read more

Ohio State field hockey set for Big Ten tournament quarterfinal vs Northwestern

OSU sophomore forward Maddy Humphrey (23) during a game against California on Oct. 25 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU won 6-3. Credit: Robert Scarpinito | Copy ChiefOhio State field hockey is set to face fourth-seeded and No. 17 Northwestern in the opening game of the Big Ten Tournament, where the winner will move on to compete against top-seeded Maryland or eighth-seeded Michigan State.Northwestern (12-7, 4-4) and OSU last met less than a month ago when they squared off at Buckeye Varsity Field in a game in which the Wildcats scored once in each half. Those two goals were enough to defeat OSU in shutout fashion, 2-0. OSU hopes to increase offensive pressure this time around, coach Anne Wilkinson said.“We can’t give up the amount of shots we’ve given up in the past,” Wilkinson said. “We haven’t generated enough attacks and been able to sustain them so we need to take more shots and challenge more of these goalkeepers.”Sophomore forward Morgan Kile said one of the main components going into the tournament is putting all of the pieces together one last time. “I think the key thing for our team going into the tournament is to put all the skills and things we’ve worked on throughout the season together,” Kile said. “We need to really show Northwestern what we can do out there.”The Buckeyes will enter the tournament with three players being awarded All-Big Ten honors. Senior co-captains Peanut Johnson and Emma Royce, along with sophomore forward/midfielder Maddy Humphrey, were bestowed the awards after their efforts this season. Johnson, Humphrey, Royce and Kile have all registered double-digit points, with Johnson and Humphrey being the fourth-highest scoring duo in the Big Ten this year with 53 total points. This year will be the Buckeyes’ 20th all-time appearance in the Big Ten tournament. Thrice they have taken home the Big Ten title. In 2001 and 2010, OSU was a co-champion, while it captured the outright crown in 2006. The last time OSU and Northwestern squared off against each other in the tournament was in 2013. In that game, Johnson registered a goal and an assist, pushing the Buckeyes to a 3-2 victory against the then-No. 13 Wildcats.In order to post another win this time around, Wilkinson said teamwork will be critical.“The most important thing is we have to play together,” Wilkinson said. “Sometimes they take too much on themselves and put too much weight on their individual ability. We just need to rely on each other and play as a team, and the results will take care of themselves. We have to work hard, which they have.”OSU and Northwestern are set face off at 10 a.m. on Thursday in Bloomington, Indiana. Defensive gainsOSU has given up 18 fewer goals this year — 56 last season compared to 38 in 2015 — as well as allowing 21 fewer shots (280 in 2014, 259 in 2015) and 10 fewer penalty corners (124 in 2014, 114 in 2015). Sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro finished the season with 124 total saves. She ranks second in the conference with 6.88 saves per game.Game results when OSU…Scores first: 7-0Leads at the half: 5-0Trails at the half: 2-9Is tied at the half: 2-0Outshoots its opponent: 4-3Is outshot: 5-6Is in a one-goal game: 4-2Is in a two-goal game: 5-7Heads to overtime: 1-1 read more

Fullfrontal nudes pornographic videos and bondage equipment The Xrated exhibition to celebrate

first_imgAn installation titled We Are Hull is projected onto the city's Maritime Museum, forming part of the Made in Hull series The collective later performed under the name Throbbing Gristle, pictured performing in California in 1981 The work was originally exhibited by the notorious art collective at the London Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1976.Back then, it also included rusty knives, used syringes and sanitary towels, and bloodied hair, while prostitutes were asked to walk around the gallery and mingle with guests.The collective’s members, including Cosey Fanni Tutti – who features in many of the pornographic pictures – and Genesis P-Orridge, claimed that they were making a comment on art as a form of prostitution.But the group was denounced in the House of Commons as “wreckers of civilisation”, while MPs questioned the abuse of public money and how exactly it was allowed to go ahead.The collective, which was founded in Hull, later performed under the name Throbbing Gristle, a pioneering noise band with a repertoire that featured a song about the Moors Murderers. There are still a couple of pieces that would outrage people, but now it is what you see on social media most of the timeDavid Sinclair, Humber Street Gallery curator Hull is spending more than £30 million on a year of events and hopes to attract one million visitors.The city will also host the Turner Prize as part of the celebrations. Martin Green, chief executive of Hull 2017, said: “All those people who come will spend money here and stay, drink and shop here. So this is great, world-class culture being used as a regenerative and economic boost to the city.”The exhibition is open until March 22 at the Humber Street Gallery in Hull.   David Sinclair, the curator at the Humber Street Gallery, said the show, which took two years of planning, was a “real insight into COUM and their journey to Throbbing Gristle”.But he admitted that some pieces were still likely to cause outrage. “There are explicit content signs up and there are a couple of pieces that require parental consent, but you put it in a historical context and understand it is 40 years ago,” he said.“It would have been outrageous at the time and there are still a couple of pieces that would outrage people, but now it is what you see on social media most of the time.”center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It is one of the most controversial events in the history of British art, having been deemed so offensive it sparked a Parliamentary debate. And now, 40 years on, members of the public will be able to see exactly why COUM Transmissions’ Prostitution show caused such a stir.For a new X-rated exhibition including full-frontal nudes, pornographic video footage and bondage equipment from the original show opens on Friday in Hull in celebration of its City of Culture status. Visitors will also be able to admire an image of a couple in flagrante, a jewelled genital pouch and a “cut-up” collage of a woman masturbating. An installation titled We Are Hull is projected onto the city’s Maritime Museum, forming part of the Made in Hull seriesCredit:Danny Lawson/PA The collective later performed under the name Throbbing Gristle, pictured performing in California in 1981Credit:Michael Ochs Archives The new show, which will run until March 22, tells the wider story of their career and also includes diaries and letters from personal archives.Many of the pieces have not been on display since the 1976 show, while a larger installation of people’s recollections are also on display.Visitors have been told to “take an open mind, expect nudity, profanity and maybe a little anarchy”.  A sign outside warns that it is unsuitable for children, but there is no age limit.last_img read more

Futuristic this city is getting its own network of sky cars

first_imgTHE FIRST ELEVATED network of sky cars is expected to be built in Tel Aviv with plans to bring the service to other cities.The skyTran transport network, which will work similar to a monorail service, will consist of two-person, “jet-like” vehicles, which will be suspended from elevated magnetic tracks.The project aims to help ease traffic congestion in Tel Aviv and other cities and provide an alternative to commuters.The first version will start out as a 500m loop built around the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) campus. The company aims to have the first commercial network, which will cost €58 million to build, up and running by the end of 2016.According to the BBC, the vehicles will be able to reach speeds of 70km/h, although faster vehicles are expected to arrive when the service is rolled out commercially.The CEO of skyTran, Jerry Sanders said that the agreement with IAI was a “breakthrough” for the project.skyTran is a NASA Space Act company, based at the NASA Ames Research Centre in California. The company claims that the network will “transport passengers in a fast, safe, green and economical manner,” and will “revolutionise public transport”Other areas which are considering building skyTran routes are Toulouse in France, Kerala in India and the San Francisco Bay Area in California.Read: Toyota to sell fuel cell cars for €50k in US, Europe >Read: Stuck trying to find a parking space? This robot will park your car for you >last_img read more

My son had recently died thats all Im saying Murder accused Quirke

first_img Monday 8 Apr 2019, 6:32 PM Share2 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4581700 Short URL Farmer Patrick Quirke at Dublin Central Criminal Court No Comments Apr 8th 2019, 2:30 PM ‘My son had recently died, that’s all I’m saying’: Murder accused Quirke asked to explain internet searches Farmer Patrick Quirke has pleaded not guilty to the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan. My son had recently died. That’s all I’m saying.Gardaí sympathised with him, telling him they can’t imagine what that was like. He responded that the gardaí “don’t believe a word I say”.He said they had charged him with assaulting Mary Lowry but didn’t properly investigate it and the charges were later dropped. Gardaí told him those charges were brought by Tipperary gardaí and his interviewers had nothing to do with that.He responded that they all come under the same umbrella and he finds it hard to believe that gardaí will listen to him.His interviewers asked him why he looked at an article on the “limitations of DNA evidence” but he said he couldn’t remember. Gardaí then put it to him that he was searching over a prolonged period on a number of occasions for terms relating to decomposition because he knew where Bobby Ryan’s body was and was trying to establish what condition it would be in.He responded: “Why would I need to do that.”He said that if he knew where Bobby Ryan was all he would have to do is open the lid of the tank and look in. He said it wouldn’t make sense for him to search for decomposition on the internet when he had unlimited access to the tank at all times.Gardaí suggested that someone might see him and ask questions but he said that doesn’t make sense and that given the remote location he could have checked it when nobody was around.“You wouldn’t do it on a Saturday morning,” he said.He told gardaí they weren’t taking on board anything he was saying and added: “What I say does stand up and make sense and you say, ‘no, no, no, it wasn’t like that Pat’.”He further described as a “load of crap” the theory that he alerted gardaí to the body because he wanted to be “in control” and didn’t want it to be found by someone else after his lease on the land came to an end two months later.He asked them why he would bring this “nightmare” on himself, his relationship with Mary Lowry coming out into the open.He said repeatedly that the garda theory doesn’t make sense and denied that the discovery was staged. If he wanted to, he said, he could have remained on the land for another two years and the decision to leave was his own.‘Body decomposition’Gardaí later returned to the internet searches and confirmed that Quirke’s son Alan died on 4 August 2012. Gardaí said they had reviewed the evidence and found a search for “body decomposition” on 25 July 2012. They said this “blows out of the water” his explanation.Quirke said his explanation wouldn’t account for every search. He said the previous search does not “blow out of the water” his explanation for the searches on 3 December 2012.Gardai also asked Quirke about what he saw when he first looked into the tank.In previous voluntary interviews Quirke said he went to the tank to draw water using a suction tanker so he could agitate slurry in a nearby shed. As he was sucking water out of the tank he saw something resembling a carpet or an inflatable doll. Pointing to a photo of the tank gardaí asked him how he would have seen a body and why he would have looked into the tank.He said he first thought he saw something that looked like a carpet and then looked closer.Gardaí said an engineer had examined the tank and found it to be porous and incapable of holding water. When he looked in, they said, he would have seen it did not contain water and had no reason to investigate further.Quirke said he had explained this “in great detail” already and that he saw something in the tank that “warranted further investigation”.When gardaí asked why he phoned his wife when he realised it was a human body he said: “Obviously I wasn’t thinking straight.”Affair and break-upThe interview turned to the subject of the accused’s affair and break-up with Mary Lowry.He said he has “no real resentment of Mary” and added that he is not the one, “going around saying what I think of her”.He said the best reaction was to say nothing and added: “I’m constantly trying to defend myself.”He said he felt pressure and added: “Why on earth would I have discovered that body. Why on earth would I have brought that on myself.”He asked gardaí why would he murder a man and then show people where the body was, particularly in April, one of the busiest farming months of the year. He said: “Why not do it in January if this was thought out?”Garda Kieran Keane told Lorcan Staines SC for the defence that gardaí sent the sub aqua unit to Ardmore, Co Waterford after a water diviner said the body would be found there.He said that his understanding is that the diviner uses “psychic powers” using two rods over a map. He told prosecution counsel David Humphries BL that he does not believe gardaí went looking for the diviner but that they came into possession of the information.Justice Eileen Creedon told the jury of six men and six women that they will not be required again until Thursday.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing. 39,638 Views Image: RollingNews.ie By Eoin Reynolds Farmer Patrick Quirke at Dublin Central Criminal Court Image: RollingNews.ie Updated Apr 8th 2019, 6:32 PM WHEN GARDAÍ ASKED murder accused Patrick Quirke why he had searched the internet for “body decomposition timeline” he told them his son had died and added: “That’s all I’m saying.”Gardaí also put it to Quirke that he had carried out similar internet searches before his son’s tragic death in August 2012 but he denied that this “blew out of the water” his explanation.On the final day of prosecution evidence it also emerged that gardaí sent the sub aqua unit to Ardmore in Waterford after a water diviner told them they would find Bobby Ryan’s body there.Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan, a part-time DJ known as Mr Moonlight.Ryan went missing on 3 June 2011 after leaving his girlfriend Mary Lowry’s home at about 6.30am.His body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm owned by Lowry and leased by the accused at Fawnagown, Tipperary 22 months later in April 2013.The prosecution has claimed Quirke murdered Ryan so he could rekindle an affair with Lowry (52).Garda Kieran Keane told Lorcan Staines SC, for the defence, that gardaí sent the sub aqua unit to Ardmore, Co Waterford after a water diviner said the body would be found there. He said that his understanding is that the diviner uses “psychic powers” using two rods over a map. He told prosecution counsel, David Humphries BL, that he does not believe gardaí went looking for the diviner but that they came into possession of the information.Computer searchesInspector Seamus Maher today told prosecution counsel Michael Bowman SC that gardaí arrested Quirke on suspicion of Ryan’s murder on 19 June 2014 and interviewed him the following day at Tipperary Garda Station. During those interviews Detective Inspector Maher agreed with counsel that gardaí asked Quirke about a computer hard-drive labelled as KKPQ1 which was seized from Quirke’s home in May 2013 and which gardaí said they had identified as belonging to the accused.A computer expert, they told him, had identified searches relating to the limitations of DNA evidence carried out some time before September 2012 and other searches relating to human decomposition on 3 December 2012.There was also evidence, they told him, that someone had visited sites containing information about DNA and decomposition.Gardaí asked him if he could eliminate his wife and children as the people who carried out those searches. He responded that he didn’t know what they meant. He also said he was not familiar with “in private browsing” when gardaí asked if he activated a private browsing session when carrying out the searches.They asked if there was any explanation for those searches and he replied: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Espérance de vie les Français bientôt centenaires

first_imgEspérance de vie : les Français bientôt centenaires ?Dans une étude publiée hier, l’Institut national d’études démographiques (INED) estime que notre espérance de vie pourrait atteindre cent ans.Pour obtenir les nouvelles estimations de l’espérance de vie en France, les démographes France Meslé et Jacques Vallin se sont appuyés sur la notion de l’espérance de vie à 80 ans. Aujourd’hui dans notre pays, les quadragénaires ont une espérance de plus en plus élevée, ce qui permet d’augmenter l’espérance de vie à la naissance. Ainsi, depuis les années 1970, nous gagnons trois mois chaque année. Les démographes s’interrogent désormais sur la faculté de notre société à diffuser à toute la population les progrès médicaux, sociaux et politiques qui permettent d’allonger la durée de vie. Si tous les facteurs sont réunis, les nouvelles générations pourraient bien devenir centenaires…Aujourd’hui, les Françaises ont une espérance de vie de 85 ans contre 78 pour les hommes. En 1750, elle n’était que de 28 et 27 ans !Le 17 décembre 2010 à 20:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Startup Rocket Lab Delivers Seven Payloads to Orbit

first_img Spaceflight startup Rocket Lab successfully launched seven payloads into orbit this weekend.After months of delays, the firm completed its second successful dispatch and first commercial mission—dubbed “It’s Business Time.”The two-stage Electron vehicle lifted off from New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula Sunday afternoon (Monday morning EST). After reaching orbit, the Curie kick stage deployed six satellites and a drag sail technology demonstrator to capture space junk.“The world is waking up to the new normal,” Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck said in a statement. “With the Electron launch vehicle, rapid and reliable access to space is now a reality for small satellites.“We’re thrilled to be leading the small satellite launch industry by reaching orbit a second time and deploying more payloads,” he continued. “The team carried out a flawless flight with incredibly precise orbital insertion.”First up was the IRVINE01 CubeSat, built by students in Southern California, followed by two ship-tracking and weather-data-collection crafts for Spire Global, two pathfinder-data relay satellites from Fleet Space Technologies, and the CICERO 10 commercial weather satellite built by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems for GeoOptics.Still the new kid on the block, Rocket Lab is quickly settling into the neighborhood: It already has another flight scheduled before the end of the year.“With two orbital launches down for 2018, we’re not resting on our laurels,” Beck boasted. “We have a burgeoning customer manifest, so we’re moving onto the next mission within a few weeks—the incredibly exciting ELaNa 19 mission for NASA in December.”The agency’s 19th CubeSat Launch Initiative includes research measuring radiation in the Van Allen belts, as well as demonstrations of new technologies like a solar sail blade and compact robotic manipulator.Early this year, Rocket Lab released a disco ball-esque probe called the “Humanity Star,” which reflects sunlight so brightly that people can see it with the naked eye.More space coverage on Geek.com:Rare Moon Rocks Expected to Fetch $1M at AuctionRIP Kepler: NASA Retires Planet-Hunting Space TelescopeNASA Solar Probe Becomes Closest Spacecraft to the Sun Scientists Discover Possible Interstellar VisitorWater Vapor Detected on Potentially ‘Habitable’ Planet Stay on targetlast_img read more

Borough Introduces Resolution Opposing Soldotna Annexation Proposal

first_imgIn a memo to the assembly, while we recognize that the City of Soldotna has devoted a lot of time, funds, and effort into considering and developing its plan to annex adjacent property, we oppose implementing the plan without seeking voter approval. The affected property owners are not all voters, but all voters in the existing limits of the City of Soldotna and who reside in the proposed areas for annexation will be impacted by the annexation if it is approved. These are all borough residents and in our view the assembly has a duty to consider this issue and convey to the city its support of these residents’ concerns, wrote Pierce and Blakeley. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will be looking at a resolution opposing the City of Soldotna’s plan to annex adjacent properties without voter approval. The Soldotna City Council recently approved a resolution which directs the City Administration to prepare a draft petition for annexation of seven areas according to the policies and procedures of the Local Boundary Commission for Annexation by Legislative Review, which would not allow the residents to vote on this issue The resolution will be introduced by Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, and Assemblymember Norm Blakeley, at the meeting on September 4.last_img read more

For the beauty that matters

first_imgThe workshop was to make Indian beauty professionals more educated, advanced and technology friendly so that they can treat their clients with better product and offer better treatments. The event was graced by Ravi Mittal (Managing director of SKEYNDOR India) and many salon owners and beauty professionals from across the country. The first day of the workshop started with brief introduction on Skeyndor products, Skin analysis and the products to be opting for the treatments for different skin types and the use of skincare machines. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Anti ageing treatments for professional as well as home care products was the topic to be talked about on the following day. The workshop was carried a practical session on using the corrective line and the mesoscience machine. The closing day got a session for acne prone skin and the treatments for it with clear balance. It also demonstrated the treatments for burning down of fats and getting a perfect body with body sculpt and Skeyndor Spa Line products. The event winded up with distribution of training completion certificate to all the beauty professionals.last_img read more

Varian Showcasing Nexus Imaging Software Workstations at RSNA 2015

first_imgTechnology | X-Ray | September 25, 2015 Varian Showcasing Nexus Imaging Software, Workstations at RSNA 2015 Systems can process data from mixed inputs, including RF and DR flat-panel image detectors Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. 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 Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more center_img Related Content Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Image courtesy of Varian Medical SystemsSeptember 25, 2015 — Nexus software and workstations from Varian Medical Systems process data from mixed inputs, including older systems, radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) and digital radiography (DR) flat-panel image detectors. This advanced image processing software enables equipment manufacturers to add digital dynamic or radiographic productivity to their product portfolios reducing their time to market and enhancing their competitiveness.For more information: www.varian.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read morelast_img read more

Athienou joins other municipalities in rejecting mergers

first_imgAthienou in Larnaca will under no circumstances agree to be merged with another municipality, it declared on Wednesday.The decision was made at a meeting at which local government reform and the possible merger of municipalities were discussed.Athienou Mayor Kyriakos Kareklas briefed organised groups on the proposals of Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides for reform.All groups agreed to the creation of economically autonomous municipalities with modern administrative structures and additional executive powers but stressed they would not accept the merger of the Athienou municipality with any other municipality in the Larnaca district.“Athienou municipality is the largest municipality area wise and is not meant to be incorporated into a municipality which is smaller,” a statement by the municipality said. “It is one of the oldest municipalities of Cyprus, from 1926, unlike others which have been established in recent years, or in any case much later [than Athienou]. The size of the population should not be the most important criterion for a merger.”The inhabitants of Athienou will not feel safe in the area if a merger happens, the statement added, as any other municipality is far away from the buffer zone, meaning the outlook and needs of residents who live close to the buffer zone are much different.If asked to join another municipality, Athienou will take measures to preserve the community’s autonomy, the announcement concluded.In November this year, Petrides announced local government reform was a must. This includes the reduction of 30 municipalities to 16.“Today there are about 380 local authorities in the Republic of Cyprus: 30 municipalities and 350 communities. This number, and the fragmentation involved, deters the operation of truly autonomous administrative entities at the local level, that can have real power, know-how and resources to serve citizens, who are the real victims,” Petrides said at the time.The Athienou community is not the first to fight a merger. On December 4 Geroskipou municipality set up a campaign committee to battle its proposed merging with the Paphos municipality as part of the planned reforms.Residents agreed to the setting up of a 10-member committee tasked with safeguarding the municipality’s autonomy, arguing that Geroskipou’s viability and potential for development should not be overshadowed through a merger with a larger municipality.Geroskipou’s objection to merging with another municipality is shared by Ayia Napa whose mayor, Yiannis Karousos, declared a week earlier that the municipality’s economic success suggested it should not be merged with other less efficient local authorities.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish 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

Cabinet green lights plan for ship upgrades

first_imgThe cabinet on Monday authorised deputy ministry for shipping to come up with an incentives plan that would help Cyprus-flagged cruise companies which carry over 1.5m tourists per year to upgrade their vessels.Shipping Deputy Minister Natasa Pilides told the press after the meeting that upgrading would allow vessels to reduce pollutants, and provide assistance to passengers with mobility issues so that they can better access ships, among other benefits.The plan will come into force in September 2019 and €1m per year for three years has been allocated and it provides for up to 60 per cent cost coverage. Pilides said that companies should submit their applications to her ministry for assessment. The plan must be approved by the office of the commissioner for state aid control.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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