Court Denies Frontlines Restraining Order Request

first_imgzoom The Marshall Islands Court has rejected Frontline’s request for a temporary restraining order regarding matters relating to DHT’s acquisition of BW Group’s VLCC fleet, the court documents show.“The High Court issued its ruling denying Frontline’s request, which Frontline filed on April 27, 2017, after hearing arguments by counsel for Frontline, DHT and BW Group,” DHT said.However, the court has agreed to hear Frontline’s request for a preliminary injunction against DHT Holdings on May 17, 2017, the company said, after additional filings be submitted over the coming weeks.To remind, John Fredriksen-controlled tanker owner is seeking an order requiring DHT to set aside its poison pill and what it describes as “other improper takeover defenses” of DHT.Namely, Frontline claims that DHT has pursued such strategies “to entrench itself and its management against offers by Frontline and other third-party bidders, aside from BW Group.”The company earlier said that its move to acquire very large crude carriers (VLCC) from LPG owner BW Group had nothing to do with Frontline’s failed attempts to acquire DHT.As disclosed, the fleet acquisition move is not targeted at “depriving Frontline of the ability to press its pending offer to acquire DHT and all but ensure control is transferred to BW”.“The mere fact that some of the 2 currency being used to acquire those vessels is stock does not entitle Frontline to block this beneficial transaction,” DHT stressed.The move comes following a related action Frontline brought in New York on April 18, 2017, where the court previously held it did not have jurisdiction over DHT or BW Group. The lawsuit was dismissed.Frontline has been trying to acquire DHT shares since March last year, but Marshall Islands-incorporated tanker owner and operator denied all the offers that came its way. The same fate is expected for the latest Frontline’s offer from just two days ago, which DHT said was “unimproved”.“We continue to urge the Board of DHT to negotiate in good faith with Frontline over its proposed offer, for the benefit of all DHT shareholders and consistent with the Board’s fiduciary duties. We will explore all available courses to ensure DHT shareholders receive equitable treatment,” Frontline said.last_img read more

Youth Conservation Corps Accepting Applications from Community Organizations

first_imgENVIRONMENT/LABOUR–Youth Conservation Corps AcceptingApplications from Community Organizations Community groups in Nova Scotia are being offered a helping handwith environmentally friendly projects for the 16th summer in arow. The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps is once again lookingfor project proposals that will help community groups completeenvironmental projects while providing people between the ages of17 and 24 with valuable work experience from June 27 through Aug.26. Eligible projects can be sponsored by community groups,businesses, government agencies, industries, institutions orenvironmental organizations. Projects must fall into at least oneof six categories: watershed management, waste resourcemanagement, pollution prevention, environmental education andinterpretation, air quality management or climate change. “The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps and our communitypartners provide a great summer work experience for young NovaScotians,” said Environment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash.”Last year youth corps members worked on environmental educationprojects with Clean Nova Scotia and water quality projects withthe L’Ardoise Economic Association of Development.” The youth conservation corps program will pay 75 per cent of thelabour cost of a two-, three-, or four-person crew — a value upto $8,032.50 — and provides up to $100 towards project expensesand $50 towards mileage per project. It provides administration,recruiting, and payroll services. It also trains workers inemergency first aid, occupational health and safety, workplacehazardous materials information system, and basic environmentalissues. Community partners are required to provide the remaining 25 percent of the cost of labour — up to $2,677.50 — and any otherexpenses. They are also responsible for specific project trainingand day-to-day supervision of the student workers. Additional information is available on the program’s website at: . Potential community partners can also telephone 902-424-4924 foradditional information. Project proposals must be received no later than Friday, March 4.last_img read more

Montreal Port Authority expansion project underway to compete with US

first_imgMONTREAL – The Montreal Port Authority says it has crossed a key milestone in its plans to grow its container-handling capacity in order to stay competitive with large American ports.The authority says it has submitted its plans to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and will be part of a public consultation, with information sessions beginning at the end of the month.It says for several years it has been planning a container terminal on its land in Contrecoeur on Montreal’s South Shore, a land reserve it acquired between 1988 and 1992.The MPA says this is a strategic location for container handling because of its favourable geometry, nearby rail and road networks and the proximity of the markets it serves.The MPA says the project submitted to the assessment agency will make it possible, when completed, for the port to handle 1.14 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) per year.Project lead Daniel Dagenais says the additional port space will allow the MPA to make the most of the economic and commercial opportunities arising from emerging markets, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and the Quebec Maritime Strategy.Melanie Nadeau, director of communications for the Montreal Port Authority, says the project’s value is estimated at $750 million.last_img read more

FM to represent King Mohammed VI In Inauguration Ceremony of New

Cairo –  Foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar will represent King Mohammed VI in the inauguration ceremony of Egypt’s president elect Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi slated on Sunday, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).  The inauguration ceremony, which will take place in the presence of representatives of several “sister nations” according to Egyptian agency MENA, follows the announcement of the results of Egypt’s presidential elections by the high elections committee which said that Al-Sissi won 96.91% of votes, that is 23.7 millions voters. King Mohammed VI had sent a congratulatory message to Al-Sissi on the occasion of his election as President of Egypt. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.

European Union brings relief to the victims of flood and landslides

Sri Lanka started experiencing a series of heavy downpours on 14th May. The depression later intensified into powerful Tropical Storm Roanu, which brought the highest reported rainfall since 2005 and triggered widespread flooding and landslides in 22 of the country’s 25 districts. According to the latest report released by the Government of Sri Lanka, the harsh weather conditions left at least 94 dead and affected close to 260 000 people, more than 126 000 of whom are displaced. The torrential rain and its subsequent impacts also destroyed over 500 homes whilst causing damage to more than 4 000 others. The funding is part of the EU’s overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). In response to a series of floods and landslides which swept across Sri Lanka between 14th and 22nd May, the European Commission is providing 200 000 EUR (32.8 million LKR) in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected populations. This aid will directly benefit 20 000 individuals who have been heavily impacted in five of the worst-hit districts in the country’s West, namely Colombo, home to the Sri Lankan capital, Gampaha, Puttalam, Kegalle and Kurunegala.This EU-funding supports the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society in delivering much-needed assistance through the provision of emergency non-food relief items such as tarpaulins, latrines, household kits, school items, as well as medical and first aid services. The action will also ensure the most vulnerable households have access to safe water, sanitation facilities and good hygiene practices. Although floodwaters have started receding after the system moved away from the island nation on 22nd May, paving the way for most of the displaced persons to return home, families living in low-lying areas will inevitably remain displaced for a longer period.An expert from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has been deployed to Sri Lanka and is currently participating in needs assessments to see whether further support is required. read more

Fire guts historic Campbellville BB

(Update)The owners of the Maranatha Log House say they are suffering a ‘surreal amount of sadness’ in grieving the loss of the historic Campbellville landmark destroyed by fire overnight. The log house was a popular bed and breakfast, and flower shop — and the owners were popular members of the tight-knit community. They say the fire has destroyed all of their files and contact information — and anyone who booked an event there should contact them through Facebook. And while both owners and their three guests escaped the fire just in time — all five spent the day in hospital recovering from smoke inhalation.Log house owners Martha and David McPhee woke to a loud sound, and saw fire coming from the flower shop area. Within minutes, flames were ripping through the roof.Lescine Maitland is a neighbour: “I heard a pop, and then a muffled boom. And then I felt something vibrate in the floor so I thought, something’s odd. And then I started to see the smoke get blacker so I ran and yelled out my door. I heard a voice so I called over to Martha and said, are you ok, and she said, no.”Michael Skora is a neighbour: “They said it happened so fast, and David was carrying her out on her back so, just to get her out in time.The McPhees fled in their nightclothes, but David went back in to help the three guests escape.Lescine said: “He went back in to try to direct them, because when I came back with blankets this guest was coming out on his hands and knees with his wife or girlfriend on his back. And Dave was right behind them. And we just came across the lawn and watched the house go.”Milton Fire Department Deputy Chief Dave Pratt: “The fire was so involved we couldn’t sent crews in. Also we’re in a rural setting, no hydrants around, so we had to use what’s called superior tanker — used water source at Mohawk Raceway and we had four tanker trucks shuttling water to the pumping apparatuses.”The neighbours say they’re grateful it’s been so damp lately because for a while during the night it looked like all these houses were in jeopardy.Lescine said: “Miraculously, the winds they were calling for did not come last night. I thought i was also saying goodbye to my house as well.”The log house was built in 1850 and moved to this spot in Campbellville in the 70’s.Donna Sanderson is a neighbour: “They’ve done a lot with it inside, always old fashioned and beautiful, beautiful antiques and things they had. Our best friends next door are going to be, never there again. But they have a lot of family around so, they’ll be OK for the time being.”Fire Marshal investigators are still trying to determine how the fire started. read more

Royal title is offputting to the public head of Royal Opera House

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. “If you are wandering up Bow Street, you can look in and see activity,” says Beard. “Architectural symbolism is super-important. And having a window on the institution creates a different sense of relationship with the wider public than if you just have a portico.”Ahead of the unveiling, Sir Antonio Pappano, music director at Covent Garden who had signalled he would soon leave the role, has confirmed he will stay until 2023, suggesting there was no-one else ready for the job yet.”I will take a sabbatical in the 2020-21 season,” he told the newspaper. “Why? Well, my departure was all agreed, then there was a huge problem about my potential successor. Alex Beard (left) on stage at the Royal Opera HouseCredit:Alastair Muir “I’m not going to throw 16 years of work away because the right person isn’t yet there to follow me.” The Nutracker, Royal Ballet ROYAL OPERA HOUSE producer Sir Peter Wright with his birthday-cake on stage afterwards  Sir Antonio Pappano The project, entitled Open Up, has taken three years and £27m to complete, and includes new cafe and bars with wifi, and a refurbished restaurant, to entice people into the building “whether or not you’re coming to a show”.It will also have a new front of house programme, with “taster and full-length live performances” in the foyer, and the “intimate” Linbury Theatre redesigned and designated for “affordable” tickets. “So what we are trying to do with this project is to celebrate the Royal Opera House in a way that is true to who we are, but also bring in a whole new audience to experience it.” The inclusion of “Royal” in the name of the Royal Opera House is “off-putting” to the general public, its chief executive has claimed, ahead of unveiling a project to “open up” the building.Alex Beard, who has been in post since 2013, said the Covent Garden opera house suffered judgments about its title, with those who are not familiar with its work fearing it is not for them.A redesign of the building, due to be officially opened this week, is intended to make it more welcoming to visitors, allowing them to see its activities from the outside before being lured in.In an interview with the Sunday Times magazine, Beard said: “Well, we had three problems. “Royal. Opera. And House. Each of those words is charged.“They say this place is exceptional and high quality, but if opera isn’t part of your world and the royals are by definition ‘other’, and this is not your ‘house’, it can be a bit off-putting. Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House in MayCredit:Robbie Jack/Corbis via Getty Images Sir Antonio Pappano Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House in May “I had planned other things in 2020-21 — and I don’t think it’s bad to give the musicians a break — but I’ll come back for two more years after that. read more

11 appalling trends you will DEFINITELY spot in an Irish nightclub

first_imgSAY WHAT YOU like about the Irish (and we do), but we’re not known for our style.Our wit? Sure. Our hospitality? You betcha. But our fashion sense? Hell no.And the worst of it comes out at night.(PS – To each their own, we’re not slagging anyone here. And hey, if we are, it’s done with a great deal of affection.)Shop-bought fadingJeans or denim jackets bought with pre-fading along the knees, thighs and bum.We’ve chosen an artfully faded image, just to illustrate how annoying this trend is. Source: MagnificentB*stardDiamantésDiamantés hit off the strobe lights. We’re blind, BLIND WE TELL YOU! Source: Fashion Guide OnlineA mysterious sheenFabric with a subtle and mysterious plastic-y sheen to it. This applies to all items of clothing. Where does it come from? Source: Mayang Adnin and William SmithVisible underwearBoth men and women are guilty of this sartorial crime. Bra straps on show, VPL left right and centre, and men’s boxers making a frankly unwanted appearance every which way you turn. Source: Trystan CraftFake tanAnd a faint smell of biscuits. Source: Go City GirlA double-collared T-shirtOne question: Why, good Lord, why? Source: Aliexpress.comWork shoesThe “good” shoes. Black leather, polished up to the hilt. Bonus points if they have a buckle and what might possibly be a stacked heel. Men: Just don’t. Source: EbayTimberlandsLeave these shoes where they belong. No, not in the bin. In the 90s. Source: IvanWalsh.comIroned baby blue jeansSlung high up on the waist, bootcut and freshly pressed. Source: baohandbags.comBuilt-in beltsTrousers that are sold with a pre-existing belt are never going to be good trousers. It’s never going to be a good belt either. Leave it. It’s not worth it. Source: KmartContrast collar shirtsUnacceptable. Unless you’re Gordon Gecko. And he hasn’t been spotted in Coppers lately. Or, you know, EVER. Source: Styleforum.netDangerously high heelsOnly certified geniuses ever remember to bring flats in their bag. Otherwise it’s a broken heel, hobbling home, or else just taking off the blasted things and dancing around in your tights. Stylin’. Source: Aaron WebbWhat do you reckon? Did we capture Irish clubbing gladrags?Read: You know you’re in a bona fide Irish nightclub when…>Read: The 9 types of dancer in an Irish nightclub>last_img read more

Rats On A Plane Rodent infestation grounds Indian aircraft

first_imgIf that happens, pilots will have no control on any system on board leading to a disaster.No one at the airline was immediately available for comment, but an Air India official speaking on condition of anonymity said rats on planes were a “common phenomenon” worldwide and could “get in anywhere”. Ew.“They follow the catering vans into the plane when they smell the food,” the official told AFP.It is not the first time that India’s loss-making carrier has suffered a rodent infestation.Catching ratsRats reportedly delayed a domestic flight from Mumbai by almost two hours in February, and in 2009 a flight to Toronto was delayed for 11 hours as staff tried to catch rats.Fears have grown recently over the safety of air travel after two crashes and one disappearance.However, if you stomach this and catch a flight, you only have a 0.0004% chance of being in a plane crash.The number of crashes have fallen in recent years.- © AFP 2014, additional reporting by Nicky Ryan.FactCheck: Is it becoming more dangerous to fly? >Ew: People are rightly freaking out about the giant rat found in Dublin > AIR INDIA HAS been forced to ground one of its planes after crew spotted rats scurrying around the cabin, The Times of India reports.With unwelcome similarity to a certain film, the plane was on its way from New Delhi to Calcutta when staff became aware of the dozens of unwelcome guests (and who presumably hadn’t checked in, or even bought tickets), the paper said.“Rats on board an aircraft can lead to a catastrophe if they start chewing up electric wires,” the paper quoted an unnamed airline official as saying.last_img read more

The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled

first_imgWe know we cannot get change over night but Guaidó has to offer meaningful solutions to the economic crisis otherwise nothing will change.”He lives in El Tunal in downtown Bogotá with his pregnant wife María.Also undocumented, they are at the mercy of their surroundings.“The authorities do nothing to help us. They are good for food for three or four days,” he says shaking his head. “Then they give you an assessment, but it’s nothing concrete.”Colombia has been praised for its initial response to the Venezuelan migrant crisis. They kept the border open, issued PEP cards, allowed all Venezuelan children to attend Colombian schools and gave free healthcare to those with documentation.However, the government has been slow to establish special services for Venezuelans – especially health care for undocumented migrants and shelters for people without a home. Instead they have tried to incorporate Venezuelans into the Colombian system, which was already at full capacity.BackgroundAn estimated 220,000 people died, and a further 7.7 million became internally displaced, during Colombia’s 50-year civil conflict.It ended after a peace agreement was signed between the Santos government and the FARC in 2016.Today thousands of Colombians live in poverty.According to the World Bank, 27% were living below the national poverty line in 2018.Substance abuse affects lives and domestic violence is prevalent with sexual violence being reported daily according to National Institute of Legal Medicine.In a recent interview with, the Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said:“The migrant crisis is a huge challenge to us in every field. It’s a huge challenge in the field of health, in the field of education, in the field of employment, in the field of security, in the field of many other aspects of Colombian life.”When pressed on what the government was doing to give full health care to undocumented migrants, and what is was doing to establish shelters, the response was similar: “It’s a huge challenge, in every sector of Colombian life.” Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo Source: Amanda CoakleyThe National Director of NGO SOS Children’s Villages Colombia believes the government has been slow to act.Angela Maria Giraldo Ramirez has been monitoring the Venezuelan crisis since its infancy.“Recognising services for a migrant situation that took too long. I think it was trespassed or it was coloured by the government not wanting to create a political crisis with Venezuela,” she says.She also argues that the concept of Venezuelan poverty on top of Colombian poverty is key to understanding the crisis.“From an outer perspective you might think that the poor people living in the shacks are Venezuelans, but you turn around and you see Colombians living in a similar situation.So recognising that this is a poor community receiving migrants, that makes it a special migration crisis.”As the number of Venezuelans entering Colombia increases there is concern about risingxenophobia.New services for migrants run the risk of angering poorer Colombian communities whohave been lobbying for support for years. This is a delicate balance that local authorities are trying to strike.The office of Bogotá’s mayor Enrique Peñalosa, says the city has established a policy of open arms and understands the need to receive all migrants. Despite this there are no long-term shelters for Venezuelans in the city and access to health care for undocumented migrants is “still being worked on”.When visited their facilities in mid-March they had two reception centres and one shelter in Villa Javier in downtown Bogotá that can officially house 50 people for a maximum of one week.To migrants on the streets struggling to pay rent, send money back home, and feed theirfamilies, this is too little, too late.Survival Alejandro Graterón and Carlos Cancines are among thousands of Venezuelans in Bogotá.Washing car windows is a means of survival as they try to get their legal status.In a few months both will be new fathers and have the added responsibility of caring for a child.Still they are optimistic about the future believing that they will find work, start to receive more care and one day return back home.Amanda Coakley reports from Bogotá, Colombia. This article was supported by the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.  Friends and family with Alejandra García and Carlos Cancines 15,831 Views By Amanda Coakley Share Tweet Email1 The young Venezuelan migrants trying to make their way in a troubled Colombia Amanda Coakley reports from Bogotá. Monday 22 Apr 2019, 8:00 AMcenter_img ALEJANDRO GRATERÓN BELIEVES that his intestine is detached. Lodged in his right thigh is a bullet. At night, he is in pain. He remembers being taken to the hospital in Valencia where he was operated on by doctors, who he says, didn’t know what they were doing.He had three operations after a military bullet ripped through his stomach last year.His crime?Protesting on the streets in opposition to the Nicolás Maduro government. For five months he was in hospital fighting for his life.“All the good doctors left Venezuela ages ago,” he says. “The ones who stayed don’t have the experience. They attended to my main injury but they didn’t have the ability to fix my leg, now the bones have set improperly.”With no hope in sight of getting the care he needed, the 20-year-old left Venezuela with his family nine months ago. They went to the Colombian border by bus and crossed in via a smuggler. They stayed in the border city of Cúcuta for a few days before getting another bus to the capital Bogotá.They are the lucky ones; hundreds of Venezuelan migrants arriving to Cúcuta, or the northern city of Maicao, have to walk across the country to reach a place where they believe they will find work.Alejandro’s family chose Bogotá because of employment opportunities and access to health care.However, they are illegal and have no documentation.“I went to a hospital in Bogotá,” Alejandro says, “but they said they couldn’t help me because of my status. I can get emergency care but not full health care. What I can do is earn enough money washing car windows with my friends and brother to buy the cream I need to help my stomach heal. At home in Venezuela because of hyperinflation it would take me one or two months to get it. Here in Bogotá I can get it in one day.”His tightly wrapped wound is still open. Alejandro Graterón Source: Amanda CoakleyBogotá has received around 22% of all Venezuelan migrants in Colombia.It’s a massive influx in an already sprawling city of eight million. The streets are packed, the traffic is relentless, the heavy thunderstorms when they come wash away the thick pollution.This is a tough city and not an easy place to make a home in. For Venezuelans with a PEP card, a permit that allows them to live and work in Colombia for two years, life can be a little easier than those who are undocumented.Undocumented migrants are more susceptible to falling into drug trafficking,  prostitution, gang violence and exploitation because of a lack of opportunities. Carlos Cancines Source: Catalina Rodríguez SinisterraAlejandro’s friend Carlos Cancines is 24 years old and served in the Venezuelan National Guard until last year. He says he defected because he didn’t respect the Maduro government.He is keen to describe the reality of life in Venezuela and eager to express his views on interim president Juan Guaidó.“People at home are desperate and they want a leader,” he says. Friends and family with Alejandra García and Carlos Cancines 16 Comments Apr 22nd 2019, 8:01 AM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Gillard pops in for a Pappas special

first_imgGreg Pappas, owner of Andrews Hamburgers, is no stranger to celebrity customers. Inside the small shop that is Melbourne’s most renowned burger joint, one wall is filled with autographed photos of stars of stage, screen and the footy field; regulars old and new who just can’t get enough of Andrews’ traditional hamburgers. Celebs like Ron Barassi and Matt Preston peer down extolling the virtues of this Albert Park institution which gets taste buds tingling a good 50 metres before you walk in, with the smell of sizzling onions, minced beef and smokey bacon wafting down Bridport Street. As usual, trade was brisk last Saturday as customers lined the counter, licking their lips in anticipation of devouring what are widely acknowledged as Melbourne’s finest burgers, but then one order arrived that Greg says he wont forget in a hurry. “It was the middle of the lunch-rush and two girls from a hairdressing salon nearby came in and asked us to make up, our biggest burger with ‘The Lot’, then asked if I could take it to the salon. “They said it was for someone special.” ‘The Lot’ – Andrews’ signature dish – is a whopping beef patty, heaped with fried onions, melted cheese, shredded lettuce and cabbage, and draped with a fried egg and generous slices of bacon, all held together in toasted sesame seed bun. It’s a burger not for the faint-hearted. Piping hot and carefully wrapped in a paper bag sporting Andrews’ retro logo, Greg went off to make the special delivery. Once inside the salon, the presence of security guards (obviously not waiting for a shampoo and set) suggested just how important the hungry VIP customer was. “I walked in and there was the Prime Minister of Australia getting her hair done. “She said she’d heard fantastic reports of our burgers and the story of the shop. She was lovely, just so nice – really super warm and friendly.” The story Prime Minister Julia Gillard was referring to, is indeed remarkable. The business dates back almost three-quarters of a century to 1939. Greg’s uncle Andrew Georghiou took it over in 1957 and passed on the Albert Park landmark to his nephew ten years ago. “The recipe is the same now as it was in 1957,” says Greg, who graduated from RMIT with a degree in business marketing and has worked in the shop on and off since he was 14. “As long as you keep the standards up and keep giving value, customers just keep coming back. Nothing’s ever frozen, it’s always delivered on the day. It’s about traditional ways of doing things. “I put our success down to agapi – love,” he says. “People who come in here always leave as friends. With Andrews Hamburgers now ‘by appointment’ to the PM, for the Pappas clan it’s business as usual. “We’ve had lots of famous people rock up, but I don’t usually notice them because they’re just friends, part of the family.”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Lamborghini MIT Building Super Sports Car of the Future

first_imgStay on target U.S. Army To Test Remote-Controlled Combat VehiclesDomino’s Brings Autonomous Pizza Delivery to Houston Meet the super sports car of the future: Lamborghini of the Terzo Millennio.The “third millennium” electric vehicle, unveiled today, fuses cutting-edge technology with classic Lamborghini visuals, performance, and “the visceral emotion” of the luxury Italian brand.The concept car—a collaborative effort with two MIT labs—aims to address “the future of the super sports car” in five dimensions: energy storage systems, innovative materials, propulsion system, visionary design, and emotion.The first two were met with the help of the Dinca Research Lab (headed by MIT Department of Chemistry lead Mircea Dinca) and the Mechanosynthesis Group (run by John Hart of the Department of Mechanical Engineering).One year after inking a partnership deal, Lamborghini and the MIT-Italy Program celebrate the first steps in an ongoing project “that intends to write an important page in the future of super sports cars,” Lambo CEO Stefano Domenicali said in a statement.The concept car is a collaborative effort between Lambo and MIT (via Lamborghini)Moving on from low-voltage supercapacitors, the manufacturer is working with Dinca and his team to close the gap on conventional batteries’ energy density, while preserving the high power, symmetrical behavior, and extended lifecycle of existing technology.“The new Lamborghini collaboration allows us to be ambitious and think outside the box in designing new materials that answer energy storage challenges for the demands of an electric sport vehicle,” Dinca said.But to support this “revolution” in energy storage systems, materials must change, too. Lamborghini enlisted MIT’s Mechanosynthesis Group to find new ways of making carbon fiber materials for the Terzo Millennio main body.“Collaborating with MIT for our R&D department is an exceptional opportunity to do what Lamborghini has always been very good at: rewriting the rules on super sports cars,” according to Domenicali.Perhaps most intriguing, though, is the ability to “self-heal”: The next-gen vehicle will conduct its own health checks, looking for and fixing cracks and small damages before they spread.Other visionary elements include an electric engine integrated into all four wheels and a virtual cockpit with the Piloted Driving simulation (which sounds more like a video game than a high-concept function).“We are inspired by embracing what is impossible today to craft the realities of tomorrow: Lamborghini must always create the dreams of the next generation,” Domenicali said.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Sokratis Papastathopoulos pinpoints Arsenals defensive issues

first_imgArsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos has spoken out about his side’s 3-2 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, a week on from their loss against champions Manchester City.The Gunners Premier League couldn’t be any tougher, with the new Arsenal boss Unai Emery pleading for patience and time for the team to blendSokratis was one of five new arrivals to strengthen the senior squad alongside Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Stephan Lichtsteiner.Rather than requesting patience from supporters, the Greek defender faced up to the failings at the back against Chelsea and called upon the rest of the team to fix the problems that undermined their performance at the other end of the pitch.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“We didn’t defend very well in the first half, all the team,” Sokratis told the club’s official website. “It was too easy for them to come into our half and score.“We had to score more because in the end, we lost the game. We have to improve in the next game.”Next up for the Gunners is a Premier League clash with the Hammers who are also on a losing streak.last_img read more

Fish and Game estimates 465 million reds to return in 2016

first_img(KDLG photo)The Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates that next summer’s sockeye run will number 46.5 million. That would leave room to harvest nearly 30 million, and would be the third above-average bay harvest in a row.Fish and Game estimates that between 36 and 56 million sockeye will return to Bristol Bay next summer, another big year even if the total comes in at the low end.Bristol Bay Area Research Biologist Chuck Brazil said the forecast can be broken down to an estimate for each fishing district.“For the Naknek-Kvichak District, we’re expecting approximately 23 million fish to return. For the Egegik district, about 7.4 million. Ugashik district, 4.95 million and in the Nushagak district 10.3 million. And in Togiak, about 660,000 sockeye.”Brazil used age, sex and length data from commercial harvests and escapement projects to make next summer’s projections.“The piece of data that I was most excited to get was the final season harvest numbers and finalizing the age composition so we could estimate total return and compile our brood tables, and that’s the kind of information we use to model our forecasts,” he said.This could be another summer of smaller sockeye. Brazil said the run is expected to contain a large portion of two-ocean fish. That’s based on how many one year old fish returned last summer.“Two ocean fish are fish that mature after two years of being at sea, and those fish are typically smaller than your three ocean fish when they return,” he said.Area Management Biologist Tim Sands put the run into a little context.“It’s lower than last year, than the 2015 season, but it’s higher than the ten year average,” Sands said.On the heels of two strong seasons, another large run could be hard to sell, said drift fisherman Abe Williams, who is the president of Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association.“I think it means more challenges, how we get rid the current inventory that we have and prepare for the abundance of salmon that’s coming in 2016,” he said.But the forecast is just that: a potential return. This summer, the run was about 17 percent larger than the forecast. In 2014, it was about 53 percent above forecast. And the size of the 2016 run won’t be known until the end of next summer.The University of Washington’s Fisheries Research Institute is taking its own stab at a forecast. That’s likely to come out next week.last_img read more

Thai Airways to investigate tyre burst at HSIA

first_imgAll tyres of the right wheel of a Thai Airways plane blast during landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday. Photo: Collected/Prothom AloThai Airways will conduct an investigation into the incident of tyre burst on landing by one of its flights at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka on Tuesday, reports UNB.”THAI will conduct an investigation as to the cause of the incident. THAI do apologize to all passengers for any inconvenience this may cause,” said the Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) in a statement.Flight Lieutenant Pratana Patanasiri, THAI vice president, Aviation Safety, Security and Standards Department said the flight TG321, operated with Boeing 777-200 aircraft, departed from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Dhaka at 10.35 hours and arrived in Dhaka, at 12.10 hours (local time).”During touchdown at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) there was heavy rain,” reads the statement shared on its verified Facebook page.Captain of the flight found out that the aircraft’s tyres had burst and the captain took control of the aircraft until it landed safely.The aircraft carried 172 passengers and 14 cabin crew. All the passengers and crew were safe with no injury.The company urgently replaced spare parts necessary for the full operation of the aircraft and accommodated passengers who booked to travel on the return flight TG322 from Dhaka to Bangkok on Wednesday with a larger aircraft, Boeing 777-300.last_img read more

VIDEO Cleveland Pitcher Trevor Bauer clocked at a ridiculous 1169 MPH during

first_imgBauer’s offseason workout is equally unorthodox. A video posted yesterday shows the Cleveland starter doing a drill with with no other objective than to throw a baseball as hard as possible against a wall, outfitted with a radar gun. With a centerfielder run up, Bauer clocked in at an an obscene 116.9 MPH. How his arm is still attached to his body is anyone’s guess. Indians Pitcher Trevor Bauer is known for his unconventional training techniques, like regularly warming up with 400-foot long toss, and other out of the box exercises to increase his arm strength. Before the “well actually” crowd chimes in by pointing out it wasn’t an official 116.9 because the gun is right at his release point which would account for the increased velocity, we are aware. It’s still freak show stuff.In other news, here’s @baueroutage pulling down a new facility record of 116.9mph with a 3oz ??— Driveline Baseball (@DrivelineBB) January 10, 2018center_img Advertisementlast_img read more

Report At least 4 Americans held by Yemens rebels

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Top Stories The Post report said those most recently detained are among dozens of Americans who were unable to leave Yemen or who chose to remain in the country after the U.S. closed its embassy.___Online: New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Quick workouts for men WASHINGTON (AP) — At least four Americans are being held in Yemen by rebels who toppled the U.S. backed government, according to a newspaper report, and the State Department said Saturday it is “doing everything we can to get these individuals released.”Citing unnamed sources, The Washington Post said attempts to free the Americans have failed. The Americans are believed to be imprisoned in the capital Sanaa, which Saudi Arabia has repeatedly bombed in a campaign to oust the rebels, known as Houthis, from power, the report said.center_img Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. “We have seen reports that several U.S. citizens have recently been detained in Yemen,” the State Department said in a statement. “We are doing everything we can to get these individuals released.“Due to privacy considerations, we do not have any further personal details or information to share,” the agency said. “The protection of U.S. citizens abroad is a top priority.” The State Department did not provide an exact number of U.S. prisoners detained.The Houthis had cleared one of the prisoners for release, but the Post report said members of the Houthi rebellion reversed that decision.Three of the prisoners held private sector jobs, and the fourth holds dual U.S.-Yemeni citizenship. None is a U.S. government employee, the report said.The Post report said the newspaper is withholding details about the four, at the request of relatives and U.S. officials, who cited safety concerns.One more American is being held in Yemen. Sharif Mobley is also in Houthi custody. He’s been held for more than five years on terrorism-related charges brought by the previous government; his capture has been reported previously.Few details were available. The U.S. has limited contact with the Houthis. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more

HotelTonight to Launch at New Zealand Maximum Occupancy Event

first_imgHotelTonight to Launch at New Zealand Maximum Occupancy EventThe hotel booking app, HotelTonight will launch at the upcoming Maximum Occupancy accommodation industry conference, taking place in Auckland on 4th November 2015.Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Stefan Cordiner of HotelTonight who will outline the burst in mobile usage and bookings made on mobiles. Stefan will also cover the increase in very last minute bookings and statistics and trends from the world’s largest mobile hotel booking app, HotelTonight.The app takes the ‘last minute’ tag literally and promises prices up to half of that of other last-minute booking sites. It is a mobile-only service that is available around the world, including New Zealand as of this month, and has had over 13 million downloads to date due to its simplicity of use. While some last-minute booking sites allow you to book several months ahead, HotelTonight is aimed at the more impulsive travellers.Maximum Occupancy is designed for hotel and accommodation providers of all types and sizes, and focuses on everything a hotelier needs to know on how to drive more direct bookings, gain market share, maximise revenue and market your brand on all platforms today. A powerful list of speakers have been confirmed, including international and New Zealand speakers from TripAdvisor, HotelTonight, Mosh Social Media, Uber, Amadeus, Hospitality NZ, Quest Hotel Apartments NZ, Australian & New Zealand Revenue Management Association, Intouch Data and many more.Maximum Occupancy will present the latest trends, industry data and case studies from world leaders in travel and accommodation. Standby throughout the day for an insight to successful hotel business strategies, ways to tackle the ever-changing industry, how to stay informed of new technologies, promoting your own brand – and of course – the excellent opportunity to rub shoulders and network with other delegates from the industry.Accommodation providers are encouraged to take advantage of the discounted early bird ticket sale, which has been extended for a limited time. Maximum OccupancySource = HotelTonightlast_img read more

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If review in the originally scheduled meeting is not feasible,C. Circuit Judge Royce Lamberth decide the case quickly In light of the 23 August ruling their lawyers write "the time is right for this Court to grant summary judgment in favor of the Plaintiffs’ claim" that the current NIH guidelines governing hESC research "are invalid as a matter of law" In their 68-page motion for summary judgment filed yesterday the lawyers reiterate their claims that the guidelines violate the Dickey-Wicker Amendment prohibiting research that harms embryos and charges that NIH improperly ignored public comments submitted regarding the draft guidelines (A majority of the comments submitted opposed NIH funding the research) Although Lamberth hasn’t yet set a schedule for both sides to file documents in the case the expectation is that he would not move ahead before the appeals court has made a decision about the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) request to stay the preliminary injunction So what happens after 20 September The appeals court will probably rule on DOJ’s emergency motion for a stay within a few days says John Robertson a professor at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin If the court grants a more permanent stay NIH could keep funding hESC work while the same court hears the government’s appeal of the preliminary injunction Lamberth meanwhile could grant the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and decide the full case Although based on Lamberth’s previous rulings in the case he seems likely to rule in favor of the plaintiffs and issue a permanent injunction Robertson predicts that stay or a new version of it would remain in place while the decision is appealed "My sense is that NIH will be able to continue to operate" probably for many months he says However if the appeals court does not continue the stay hESC research will again be shut down—potentially for a long time Rockey’s full e-mail: From: Rockey Sally (NIH/OD) [E] Sent: Thursday September 09 2010 4:45 PM In light of the Order issued by the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit (No 10 5287 Filed on September 9 2010) which provides a temporary administrative stay until at least September 20 2010 of the district court’s August 23 2010 preliminary injunction (PI) NIH may proceed with awarding pending hESC grants as necessary to meet end of year deadlines The Court of Appeals has requested quick briefing of the motion for a permanent stay pending appeal of the PI and could decide as early as September 20th as to whether to grant or deny a permanent stay We will provide additional guidance at that time The following applies to pending hESC awards * The suspension of all pending grants and contracts and applications and proposals that involve the use of hESCs is hereby temporarily lifted * Given the delay in their issuance hESC awards should be given priority including non competing continuations and new and renewing competing awards * Competing applications must have Council concurrence before issuing the award If the application was deferred before Council review happened ICs must secure Council concurrence before issuing the award Expedited Electronic Council approval can be used * If there are any applications pending 10/2010 Council that you expect to fund this Fiscal Year and Council is meeting after 9/20 you are encouraged to use expedited Council concurrence for those as well * Competing applications should move forward based on the peer reviewed and approved scope * There is no need to issue special hESC specific restrictions (except for standard hESC footnotes) * Do not modify the hESC indicator in IMPACII unless the indicator is erroneous and should be corrected * Any other pending actions placed on hold (ie, With “activist” investors like Carl Icahn calling for lower tax rates so that big tech and pharma companies dont relocate to other nations, “Nothing in the store that we sell is illegal." fit for a breakdance battlejust in time for the banjo to kick in. but the ball fell into Aguero’s path who hit the bottom corner from outside the area on 23 minutes. Falana is the third out of the 492 delegates at the conference to decline spending the money. Nigeria. But the silence of the judiciary over acts of violence in the name of cow protection and culture that India is experiencing.

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