Baleines Repcet un système pour éviter les collisions avec les bateaux

first_imgBaleines : Repcet, un système pour éviter les collisions avec les bateauxFrance – Après être entré en collision avec une baleine, le capitaine Capoulade a réfléchi à un système de navigation qui permettrait de repérer la position des cétacés et de la transmettre aux navires alentour. Après des années de réflexion, son système a vu le jour le 21 juillet dernier.”C’était une nuit avec un quart de lune. On a vu le souffle de l’animal, mais je n’ai pas pu l’éviter”, a raconté à l’AFP Frédéric Capoulade, ancien commandant de la Société nationale Corse-Méditerranée (SNCM). Le capitaine fut d’autant plus choqué qu’il s’agissait de la deuxième collision avec une baleine en un mois seulement.Depuis cette collision en 1998, Frédéric Capoulade a réfléchi au moyen d’éviter que cela ne se reproduise, et c’est le 21 juillet dernier que son système baptisé Repcet a été lancé. Outre la question de la sécurité, il s’agissait également pour le marin de résoudre le problème écologique que posent de telles collisions, lesquelles constituent avec la pollution l’une des premières causes de mortalité des grands cétacés en Méditerranée. Comme l’a souligné Pascal Mayol, qui a travaillé sur le système, “on a recensé soixante-dix cas de collisions qui ont entraîné la mort de l’animal depuis les années 70 (…) Mais des travaux ont montré que le nombre est peut-être jusqu’à 30 fois supérieur”.Repcet est un système de repérage en temps réel des cétacés. D’abord testé en Méditerranée, il a officiellement été lancé par l’association Souffleurs d’Ecume, dont Frédéric Capoulade est président. Les marins qui repèreront un cétacé sont invités à entrer sa position via un ordinateur dont les grands navires seront dotés. Des données transmises par satellite vers un serveur, et qui seront renvoyées en temps réel vers les autres navires. Repcet a pour l’instant été testé sur quatre bateaux de La Méridionale, Telecom Marine, SNCM et Costa Croisière. Pour être réellement efficace, des centaines de bateaux dans toute la Méditerranée devraient en être équipés. Le capitaine Capoulade comme Pascal Mayol, se disent très optimistes à ce sujet.Le 25 juillet 2010 à 17:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Preview for tonights 813 WWE Smackdown on Syfy

first_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Twitter WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Google+ Shawn Michaels Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articlescenter_img The following is scheduled for tonight’s 8/13 WWE Smackdown on Syfy:– Naomi vs. Charlotte– Roman Reigns vs Luke Harper– WWE Tag Team Champions The Prime-Time Players vs The New Day– Cesaro and Neville vs. WWE World Champion Seth Rollins and Kevin OwensCheck back later tonight for a detailed recap of Smackdown on Wrestleview.com. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Videos Articles Luke Harper Returns To WWE Live Videos Articles Natalya Opens Up About Her Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Cancer Battle Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Ronda Rousey Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page to crown first AEW Champion tonight on All Outlast_img read more

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11 WWE RAW Ratings Viewers up for New Years Day featuring Brock

first_img Videos Articles WhatsApp Facebook Videos Articles Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? WWE RAW Ratings are in for January 1, 2018.This week’s New Year’s Day edition from Miami drew 2.87 million viewers on Monday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com this week.This is up from last week’s show that drew 2.70 million viewers on Christmas night. WWE came in at No. 10, No. 14 and No. 15 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics. Once again, the show saw a decline in viewers as the three hours progressed.College Football on ESPN dominated the night on cable, drawing 25.85 million viewers and 20.41 million viewers respectively from 5:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. on Monday night.Hourly breakdowns were as follows.Hourly breakdowns of the WWE RAW RatingsHour 1: 2.969 (up from 2.948 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 2.912 (up from 2.620 million viewers)Hour 3: 2.714 (up from 2.543 million viewers)RAW, headlined by the return of Brock Lesnar, averaged a 0.97 rating for the night. This is up from last week’s show that averaged a 0.84 rating in the 18-49 demographics.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWill Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Pinterest Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship WWE announces new matches for RAW this Monday live at Madison Square Garden Videos Articles Twitter Now Playing Up Next Bobby Lashley Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Google+ Paul Heyman Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) UFC On ESPN Deal Is Happening Now Playing Up Next Brock Lesnarlast_img read more

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Ramos releases World Cup song Another star in your heart

first_imgSpain captain Sergio Ramos has now officially released his World Cup song for the summer’s tournamentThe Real Madrid defender collaborated with Spanish singer Demarco Flamenco for the song called “‘Otra Estrella en tu Corazon” – which translates to “Another star in your heart”.Ramos has been teasing the song to fans for the past month and he has now released a video on his Instagram page with the lyrics in the song including:“Come on, Spain, raise your voice; scream loudly, shout that goal.“Thinking big we will achieve the best, fighting together, towards the star with honour.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We have to try. May La Roja shine once more.”The 32-year-old is a big music lover and released his first single called “SR4” a week before last weekend’s Champions League final.Since releasing this single on Friday, the video on his Instagram page has already been viewed over 1.1m times.Ramos’ songs can be found on Spotify and Deezer.last_img read more

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Williams Highlights Strengths of Conservation Biobased Programs in Michigan Farm Bill Hearing

first_imgDavid Williams, a fifth-generation soybean farmer from Elsie, Mich., told Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow and fellow committee members Saturday that conservation and biobased programs are essential to advancing farmer sustainability goals and establishing new markets and should be reauthorized and funded as the committee moves ahead in its work on the coming farm bill.Testifying on behalf of the American Soybean Association and the Michigan Soybean Association on which he serves as president, Williams emphasized the importance of farm bill conservation programs like the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), noting that both CSP and EQIP incentivize farmers to adopt better conservation practices within their operations.“I signed my first CSP contract, and adopted a new practice of seeding cover crops using a combination of oilseed radishes, oats, and peas. Recently I seeded cereal rye, and I have seen first-hand that cover crops prevent soil erosion and improve water quality by reducing drainage rates,” Williams said. “… The cost-sharing provided under EQIP helped us build a chemical and fertilizer containment facility which assisted in our compliance with Michigan state water quality regulations. This is a good example of how leveraging private investment with farm bill dollars leads to improved water quality for everyone.”Williams also testified to the importance of the biobased programs authorized by the farm bill’s energy title—including the Biobased Market Program, the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels, and the Biodiesel Education Program—making special note of the 4.2 billion jobs supported by the biobased economy in 2016.“Michigan is a leader in the world bioeconomy thanks to a long history of innovation by companies like Ford and Lear and their collaboration with U.S. soybean growers. Every Ford car made in North America now contains soy in its seat cushions,” said Williams. “… (W)e believe that (these programs’) relatively low cost and the benefits they provide warrant their continuation with an increased level of mandatory funding.”For a full copy of Williams’ testimony, please click here.last_img read more

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Moving From Lead Gen to Lead Nurturing

first_imgAs publishers develop more sophisticated lead strategies, they’re shifting from lead generation—capturing basic contact and demographic information about potential customers—to lead nurturing, which is more about developing consistent communication with a prospect to help prepare them for an actual purchase. Business marketing blog Marketo.com offers suggestions for lead nurturing practices including triggered e-mails—a series of e-mails that build off each other by offering relevant content or product demonstrations to move the lead toward a purchase; newsletters and blogs that include third-party content and rich audience commentary; Webinars featuring a third-party expert or analyst; follow-up calls and custom landing pages that emphasize the call to action without external navigation.Case Study: GlobalSpecLaunched in 1996 as a vertical search engine, GlobalSpec has evolved into a multi-format, multi-product model that includes databases and more than 60 e-mail newsletters with more than 2 million subscribers. The company develops deep reader profiles that it can match to clickstream behaviors. The typical GlobalSpec customer spends between $10,000 and upwards of $1 million on products and services. “We define lead nurturing as any action taken post-lead generation designed to further qualify and engage the initial inquiry, including phone, e-mail or direct mail follow up,” says Chris Chariton, vice president of marketing services and product management. “Lead nurturing helps companies build and maintain successful relationships with long-term prospects.”GlobalSpec clients receive detailed lead information—including prospect name, contact information, industry and job function and other relevant details (such as product viewed)—that they can easily download into their CRM systems for lead nurturing. “This information assists clients with their lead nurturing efforts, as the nature of a prospect’s inquiry provides insight on the best way to respond,” says Chariton. For example, when a manufacturer receives an RFQ from a GlobalSpec visitor, it is evident that the prospect is qualified and motivated—they know what they want and are ready to buy.  The manufacturer knows to respond to this prospect with a quote from a specific salesperson assigned to the lead.Another example is when a GlobalSpec user views a manufacturer’s specifications, images or product data.  This person is likely at a different stage in the buying cycle, and would benefit most from information including relevant white paper offers, articles and other content.  Since the manufacturer knows the product the person looked at, they can respond with targeted information relevant to that specific product.GlobalSpec also offers clients guidance on lead nurturing via white papers and support with a Customer Care team.“Instead of immediately handing leads to sales, marketing should make it a practice to nurture the leads, setting up a program of activities that provide information on topics of interest to your target and that focus on the value of your solution,” says Chariton. “Sending and tracking the response of successive lead nurturing activities also lets the lead self-qualify. You can assume that the more information requested, the stronger the lead.”last_img read more

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Heroin Hits Home Small Airlines Are The Drugs Major Inroad

first_imgHeroin confiscated by law enforcement. – Photo courtesy of Alaska State TroopersFederal officials say they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska in 2014 than compared to 2013. State law enforcement officials say heroin gets into Bethel mainly on low-security, small airline passenger flights. This is the final story in a series about the impacts of heroin in Bethel.Download Audio:Bethel City Manager, Ann Capela, says the trouble heroin is causing in Bethel requires a coordinated campaign not unlike the one that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security developed with the goal of rooting out terrorists. Although Bethel’s heroin campaign is on a smaller scale, it uses the same slogan:“If you see something, say something,” said Capela.Capela, who was hired about six months ago, says the city doesn’t have the capacity to take on multinational drug rings, so the community must work together to root out dealers and traffickers, who have set in motion a slew of problems impacting everything from OCS cases to fire and police calls.Ann Capela, Bethel City Manager. Photo by Geraldine Brink/KYUK“We need the information from the community. We don’t have the manpower to be, but we need to be our eyes and ears [about] what’s going on. They need to let us know,” said Capela.Capela says the idea is to support a grassroots effort already brewing in the community. One aspect of the campaign promotes a tip line that goes straight to the Alaska State Troopers Western Alaska Alcohol & Narcotics Team– or WAANT. Capela says the city also hopes to work with social services and health care providers, tribes and others to get addicts the help they need to quit.At a meeting in which the Bethel City Council tasked city administration with making a heroin action plan, Councilmember Mark Springer said the heroin problems have gotten so bad, that they need to call in reinforcements.“We would be happy to see as much law enforcement pressure as possible against people who are importing narcotics into Bethel and selling them here. As I said before, it’s criminal conspiracy, it’s organized crime in no uncertain terms,” said Springer.Alan Wilson, a supervisor with the Drug Enforcement Administration in Anchorage, says law enforcement needs tips from people on the ground in Bethel to help.Wilson says it’s happening across the country. After regulators cracked down on prescription drugs, like Oxycontin, and reformulated them to be less attractive to addicts, heroin found a market again.“We have drug traffickers that we know have contacts in Mexico and they purchase their heroin either in Mexico or on the border of Mexico in the United States and they ship it up to Alaska,” said Wilson.Doreen O’Brien testifies about heroin before the Bethel City Council. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUKTodd Moehring is an investigator with WAANT. He says heroin makes its way to Bethel and other bush communities, in smaller quantities.“We’re not receiving pounds directly from Mexico on a freight aircraft or something like that, but we’re receiving user amounts. Typically what we’ve learned so far is that most of the dealers have roughly a gram of heroin or more, so that’s usually around 10 hits on a user level, maybe up to an ounce or so – again, because we are at the end of the line,” said Moehring.Moehring says they’re after source dealers and traffickers. He says it’s coming through mail, freight services and the port. But he says a lot comes in simply on passengers on smaller airlines serving Bethel.“Smaller airlines that operate under different federal rules, and the security screening is not the same as we get for your larger commercial jets. So folks are carrying drugs in their baggage, they’re carrying it on their person, in their clothing, they’re also doing it on internal body carry,” said Moehring.Under federal regulation small airlines, which carry less than 50 passengers, are not required to participate in TSA screening. A spokesperson forRAVN Alaska, the main smaller airline that serves Bethel, declined to go on tape. She said via email: “It’s not our policy to search bags. If we have reasonable suspicion that someone may have an illegal substance or item in their bag, we pull the bag and call the troopers or local police authority.” City Manager Capela says she wonders if a drug dog would help.“I don’t know whether we would require a K-9 unit that looks at the cargo when it comes down. A K-9 unit just as people are going by,” said Capela.Troopers with the WAANT team say they have requested a drug dog for their Bethel office, but state of Alaska officials say they don’t have the resources to provide one. Moehring says the Anchorage WAANT office just got a drug dog to stop the flow of heroin and other narcotics out of the city. The dog is funded by the North Slope Borough, and will focus on that region but could also be used to follow up on tips from Bethel.Bethel WAANT tip line: (800) 478-2294This is the final story in a 3-part KYUK series.Click here for part 1 and part 2.last_img read more

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Make in India Scheme Huawei Invests 170 mn in RD Facility in

first_imgA man walks past a logo during the presentation the Huawei’s new smartphone, the Ascend P7, launched by China’s Huawei Technologies in ParisReutersHuawei Technologies Co. Ltd has poured in $170 million in investments to open a research and development centre in Bangalore, in its bid to align itself with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet campaign ‘Make in India.’The new facility is the first such investment made by a Chinese enterprise and aims to develop software components, an area of expertise the Southern city boasts of. The new facility in Bangalore is said to be Huawei’s largest R&D centre outside China.Prime Minister Modi has been imploring the world to start investing in India, while promising to provide the necessary clearances and infrastructure needed to develop India has a desired place of commerce.The office space is expected to seat 5,000 software employees, giving rise to hope for local employment generation.Huawei’s Chief Operating Officer Wilson Wang said that Huawei is confident that the Bangalore facility will play a bigger role in the innovation journey of Huawei, reported Reuters.Huawei is one of world’s major telecom equipment provider and also sells mobile phones in many countries around the world.last_img read more

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BNP itself enough for its breakup Quader

first_imgObaidul QuaderRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader said on Monday, the ruling party does not need to make any effort to split its arch enemy Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) as BNP is enough to break itself up.“The manner in which the BNP has started pursuing negative and undemocratic politics, is enough for its own breakup,” said Quader while speaking at a programme the AL organised as part of its member collection drive in Dhanmondi of the capital.Also the road transport and bridges minister, Quader said the AL “has liberated the country, enduring cases and attacks”.“And AL defeated BNP too in the street campaign, enduring attacks and cases. BNP has amended its constitution in fear of cases. Its self-confidence is very weak,” he said.He said BNP changed Section 7 of its constitution so that the ruling party cannot split BNP if its chairperson Khaleda Zia is convicted in the graft case.A delegation of BNP on Sunday submitted its amended constitution to the election commission, changing the Section 7 which used to stipulate that no corrupt individual will be able to remain a member of the party or a member of any committee of the party.Quader came down hard on BNP for amending its constitution without any council session or any meeting. “What a bizarre constitution of BNP! What democracy it pursues! How can a political party, which doesn’t practice democracy inside the party, establish democracy in the country?”last_img read more

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IS on the defensive UN

first_imgUnited Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaking to staff members at UN headquarters in New York. AFP file photoThe Islamic State group is militarily on the defensive, facing a drop in revenue from oil and extortion and a shrinking ability to attract new recruits, according to a new UN report released Monday.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned however in the report to the Security Council that IS jihadists continue to pose a grave threat and are “partially adapting” to losses on the battlefield.“ISIL is militarily on the defensive in several regions, notably in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and the Syrian Arab Republic,” said the report sent to the council on Thursday.IS finances are on a decline, forcing the militant group to operate on a “crisis budget,” it added.Illicit oil sales, mainly from oil fields in Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, dropped from as much as $500 million in 2015 to $260 million last year.The report urged governments to be vigilant of IS efforts to find new revenue streams, citing concerns that journalists and aid workers traveling to areas recaptured from the jihadists could be targets for kidnapping.The flow of foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria has slowed considerably, because of security measures taken by governments and also due to the “diminished attractiveness” of the group, said the report.Several member-states are reporting that many hardened foreign fighters will remain in Iraq and Syria as most of those who intended to leave have already done so.“The ability of ISIL to attract new recruits has diminished, and fighters are increasingly leaving the battlefield,” it said.The council will meet Tuesday to discuss the report as President Donald Trump has ordered US generals to draw up a new plan to defeat the radical extremists.Iraqi forces are making strides in their offensive to drive the Islamic State from Mosul, the country’s second city seized in 2014 and proclaimed as the capital of a caliphate stretching into Syria.In response to the military pressure, IS communication and recruitment “are increasingly moving towards more covert methods, such as the use of the dark web, encryption and messengers,” said the report.“The group continues to encourage its followers and sympathizers outside conflict zones to perpetrate attacks.”last_img read more

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This Transformers Phone Is Too Awesome To Be Real

first_img Hasbro’s Unicron SDCC Transformer Toy Almost as Big as Orson WellesWhy ‘Transformers’ Still Resonates, 35 Years Later Stay on target Have you ever wanted a super sweet phone that looked like a Transformer? Finding your current phone is just a little too dull for your tastes? You’ll need to go ahead and contribute a Makuake crowdfunding campaign that has a special Transformers-branded phone in its sights, from Takara Tomy and Japan’s au mobile phone company.The company is interested in creating a unique line of phones that can actually transform into Transformers! Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean you can see them do it autonomously, but you can change them yourself. The funding project started on February 1 and has already made over $8,868 of its goal, which is about 1,000,000 yen. It’s still got 55 days remaining on its goal, and it’s already funded. That’s ridiculous!The only problem is, and I hate to burst your bubble, these aren’t exactly phones. The “au x Transformers” items are Bluetooth devices that can pair with your iOS and Android phones that will light up when they receive signals from your phones. So it sure is cool and all, but they can’t make calls or anything like that. I suppose it would be too difficult to actually make a phone that could transform, but it sure would be cool.The Infobar, as it’s called, will be available in the Infobar Optimus Prime version, Infobar Megatron, and Infobar Bumblebee varieties. Each comes with its own stand and a special cell phone that can fit in the Transformers’ normal hands.The campaign is still accepting pledges, so if this is something you want to see, feel free to donate if you’re able to. The devices won’t be shipping until the end of September, so you’ve got plenty of time. It’s still a very stylish and decidedly awesome product even if it can’t really make calls.last_img read more

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Whats in a name

first_imgWhat’s in a Surname, a play directed by Anurag Arora, talks about the complex nature and prejudices of the Indian society that has far more surnames than names. The award-winning play was exclusively staged for the senior citizens of Ashiana Nirmay. What’s in a surname is originally named Ravi aur Ravi. This comedy play is written by veteran playwright Ashok Lal. Awarded by Dilli Sahitya Kala Parishad, this comedy play is a laugh riot still relevant, thought provoking and dramatically engaging. The play is intricately woven with India’s socio-political scenario-and home-grown humor.  It is the story of two fellow-students and great friends – one from the so-called ‘upper caste’ and the other from a ‘scheduled caste’.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The former is in search of a job, and the latter wants to get married to his love, a girl from ‘upper caste’, and a friend of both the friends. The friends cannot get to their destinations because of social imperatives. So they change their identities. Thereafter, as a play, it is a roller-coaster ride- and complete mayhem in the lives of the protagonists. Anurag Arora is a well known name in theatre circle and it has been his passion for the past 15 years. He hav edone around 400 shows under the direction of eminent directors and have featured in Bollywood movies like Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Chittagong, Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola, Fukrey etc.last_img read more

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Italy recalls ambassador to India over trial delay

first_imgThe Italians have sought international support for their cause. The EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said the EU was “deeply worried” about the use of the anti-piracy statute and was following the case closely.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Parents, stop beating yourself up Top Stories Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 ROME (AP) – Italy recalled its ambassador to India on Tuesday after the South Asian country’s supreme court delayed a decision on trying two Italian marines held without charge since 2012.The foreign ministry also summoned India’s ambassador to Italy after the latest delay in a case that has seriously strained ties between the two countries and prompted Italy to seek U.N. and European Union intervention. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility “The behavior of India’s judicial authorities, two years after the incident, is unacceptable and shows that India is intent on procrastinating beyond every limit,” Rome’s foreign ministry said in a statement.Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone were providing security aboard a cargo ship in February 2012 when they opened fire on a fishing boat they mistook for a pirate craft and killed two Indian fishermen. The marines are on bail pending trial, and are living and working at the Italian Embassy in New Delhi.India’s supreme court was to hear arguments on Tuesday on whether to try the marines under India’s severe anti-piracy statute, which could result in a 10-year sentence. But the court delayed the hearing until Monday.India has ruled out the death penalty.Italy has objected for two years over India’s handling of the case, insisting at the outset that the firing occurred in international waters during an international anti-piracy mission and thus Rome, not India, should have jurisdiction. It has denounced India’s planned use of the anti-piracy statute, saying it was “absolutely out of proportion” crime and implied that Italy was a terrorist country.last_img read more

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Federal Budget brings good and bad news for Australian tourism

first_imgThe Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has said there is good news and bad news for Australia’s booming visitor economy in the Federal Budget.“We are pleased to see the certainty of funding for Tourism Australia over the next four years but given the Treasurer’s strong rhetoric on supporting the future industries of the Australian economy which would include the tourism sector, we would certainty expect to see a significant increase in funding for Tourism Australia in the future,” said Margy Osmond, TTF CEO.“The Federal Government’s decision to stay its hand on visa fees and the continuing freeze of the Passenger Movement charge at the current $55 rate is good news.”Ms Osmond said the industry is, however, bitterly disappointed that the Government has decided to forge ahead with the 32.5 per cent backpacker tax on working holiday makers.“The Federal Government’s destructive backpacker tax is going to smash the number of people choosing Australia as a backpacking destination when working holiday makers are taxed 32.5 per cent on every dollar they earn on their holiday.“Working holiday backpackers are a crucial source of labour for tourist operators in remote and regional parts of Australia. These are businesses that are heavily influenced by seasonality and locations where it is extremely difficult to find local or permanent staff.“TTF will be actively working during the Federal Election campaign to hold both sides of politics to account to continue the freeze on the Passenger Movement Charge, scrap the backpacker tax, reform visas, boost Tourism Australia and privatise the Tourist Refund Scheme.’’Ms Osmond said on the transport front it is positive to see a down payment in this budget on the Federal Government’s renewed interest in investing in our cities and public transport.“The establishment of an infrastructure financing unit to work with private sector to develop financing solutions for important infrastructure projects is a positive announcement.“We are starting to see the fruits of the Federal Government’s Asset Recycling Scheme with a number of states and territories taking advantage of the fund to recycle their “lazy assets” into new productive economic infrastructure such as the Sydney and Melbourne metro rail projects.“However, industry would like to see additional funding and support from the Government for high priority transport projects such as the Brisbane cross river rail, the Perth light rail and airport rail link and the AdeLINK tram network in Adelaide.”Source = Tourism & Transport Forum Australialast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 25, 2018 7:25 am PDT Last Updated Apr 25, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Latest: Sky reconsiders Fox offer after Comcast bid LONDON – The Latest on the rival bids to take over U.K. pay TV operator Sky (all times local):12:00 p.m.London-based pay TV operator Sky says it is withdrawing its recommendation to shareholders to accept 21stCentury Fox’s bid in a move that came just moments after Comcast placed a better offer on the table.The U.S. media giant Comcast made a 22 billion pound ($30 billion) bid for Sky on Wednesday, topping a rival bid by Rupert Murdoch’s Fox.Comcast CEO Brian Roberts says his company’s cash offer values each Sky share at 12.50 pounds, 16 per cent higher than the 21st Century Fox offer of 10.75 pounds.___11:40 a.m.U.S. media conglomerate Comcast has made a 22 billion pound ($30 billion) bid for London-based pay TV operator Sky in move that threatens a rival bid by Rupert Murdoch.Comcast CEO Brian Roberts says his company’s cash offer values each Sky share at 12.50 pounds, above the 21stCentury Fox offer of 10.75 pounds.21stCentury Fox issued a statement saying it remains committed to its offer and is “currently considering its options.”21st Century Fox has offered to insulate Sky’s news operations from the influence of Murdoch and his family, who already own several other media titles in the U.K., to win approval of its bid.Comcast committed to maintain funding for 10 years for Sky News.last_img read more

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of the act upon developers homeowners and Negroes alike will open many doors For the first time by federal law a Negro in the US is as entitled as any whiteor more accurately four-fifths as entitledto buy or rent any house or apartment that he can afford And yet in 1970 TIME declared that integrating housing was proving even more difficult than integrating schools Lax enforcement of existing laws difficulty with zoning restrictions and a federal reluctance to get involved in local matters all contributed to the problem One response to this situation was the direct investigation of landlord compliance with the law One such initiative was known as Operation Open City a federally funded project under the auspices of the New York Urban League As an Open City report from 1967 put it the project began in 1964even before the federal law changedto fight “the housing discrimination which keeps non-white New Yorkers in racial ghettos” Though the organization was meant primarily to help minority families directly with their moves it was found that a “high percentage” of the people who moved with the help of Open City had to file discrimination complaints as part of the process As one 1970 New York Times report explained starting in 1969 the group began gathering information on many of the city’s landlords with white “checkers” visiting buildings where black applicants had been turned away; if the white applicant was not denied that became evidence In 1973 the Department of Justice decided to bring charges against the Trump Management Corporation for violation of the 1968 law An investigation had found evidence that minority tenants were being denied rentals at Trump properties or redirected to other Trump housing developments that were less white The suit was at least partly a result of an investigation by Operation Open City according to the initial New York Times report on the case At the time Trump called the charges “absolutely ridiculous” The Washington Post and others have re-investigated in light of Trump’s candidacy what went on in the 1970s at Trump Village and what happened during the lawsuit According to the Post analysis though the Trumps were always careful to make it clear that the settlement was not an admission of guilt as the candidate said on Monday the government portrayed the settlement as a win “It was a big deal” Elyse Goldweber a former Department of Justice lawyer told the Post Media coverage of the case conformed to that view “Trump promises to end race bias” the New York Times headline declared As This American Life deftly showed in 2013 discriminatory rental practices are still very much a problemand the tactics developed back in the 1960s are still in use with testers posing as renters to test landlord bias “If you’re discriminated against in getting housing there’s a decent chance you don’t know it happened Maybe you don’t even suspect it” note the show’s Nancy Updike “The whole idea seems like a throwback” Write to Lily Rothman at lilyrothman@timecomIDEAS Budd Haeberlein is a vice president of clinical development at Biogen Alzheimer’s disease is a most tragic disease It robs people of their memories and identities; it steals one’s sense of self People affected by Alzheimer’s are growing in numbers Currently there are more than 5 million people in the US diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease By 2050 that number could nearly triple to 14 million people The economic case is equally staggering The Alzheimer’s Association reports that in 2017 Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cost the US more than $250 billion in health care and long-term care The need for a treatment is dire and in the search for new medicines the rates of success are not high–only about 1% of early scientific discoveries will make it to become a medicine that reaches patients It is a story that on its face sounds undeniably grim But it is misleading When we consider each “failed” study we can often uncover answers to the question Why didn’t this work And those answers have propelled our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease forward–bringing us closer to finding a treatment Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the buildup of two proteins called beta-amyloid and tau in the brain Both normally exist there but in Alzheimer’s disease something goes wrong Beta-amyloid forms abnormal deposits in the brain called plaques and tau gets twisted and tangled inside brain cells causing damage that with time results in memory loss Until recently we could not see these proteins in patients without conducting an autopsy One of the greatest advances in Alzheimer’s disease research is the ability to use a positron-emission tomography (PET) scan to confirm if a person has amyloid plaque or tau tangles in their brain before they begin a clinical study I can recall the stunning shift when we first used PET imaging in Alzheimer’s disease patients in 2010 The clinical center that we worked with had put forward 10 patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease Using this new imaging technique we could see that three of them did not have amyloid plaque in their brain–meaning they did not in fact have Alzheimer’s disease This constituted a dramatic change in the precision with which we could understand the disorder Imaging technology is also critical to the success of clinical studies because some investigational drugs function by binding to those proteins and removing them If the proteins and plaques are not present the drug cannot work which can negatively impact research results Being able to see amyloid plaque in the brain of living patients also confirmed a suspicion that Alzheimer’s disease just like heart disease has a long silent phase Now we can see that proteins build up in the brain and form plaque as early as 20 years before a person shows detectable memory loss This means we may need to treat people much earlier when plaque is forming and has not done too much damage Today we are investigating potential treatments for earlier stages There are clinical studies including those we are advancing at Biogen looking at the mechanisms in the body that cause plaque to form and investigating if we can slow or stop amyloid plaque from forming in the brain Studies are also investigating the effectiveness of trapping and preventing tau protein from spreading across the brain I believe we can deliver a treatment to the millions of Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families who are waiting And my optimism is rooted in the science which continues to evolve and advance right before our eyes Budd Haeberlein is a vice president of clinical development at Biogen Contact us at editors@timecom This appears in the January 15 2018 issue of TIME IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsA Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane carrying up to 47 passengers has crashed according to regional police The aircraft was on its way from Chitral heading to Islamabad when it lost signalA PIA aircraft has lost contact with control tower Plz see statement below pictwittercom/AVcNXFL6E2- Danyal Gilani (@Danyal_Gilani) December 7 2016 It was initially reported that 37 passengers were on board but has since been announced that there are between 40 and 47 passengersA senior police officer Laiq Shah told Reuters that the plane has crashed near the town of Havelian and that rescue teams are on the way to the site More to follow Featured image credit: TwitterFormer President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar sat side by side at the 10th memorial symposium of Abraham Adesanya a chieftain of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) Both men shook hands and discussed briefly at the event which held at Muson Centre in Onikan Lagos Obasanjo and Atiku who were in charge of the country between 1999 and 2007 fell 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