APTN National NewsAn exhibit on Prince Edward Island is giving people a greater appreciation of Mi’kmaq heritage and culture.The exhibit is years in the making and takes a hands-on approach to education.APTN’s Ossie Michelin has the story.
Last week, new US President Barack Obama announced that he will work with Congress to restore financial support for UNFPA, noting that his country will be joining 180 other donor nations in working towards slashing poverty, boosting the health of women and children, preventing HIV/AIDS and providing family planning assistance to women in 154 countries.“President Obama’s actions send a strong message about his leadership and strategic vision to support causes that will promote peace and development, equity and dignity, equality for women and girls, and economic empowerment of the poor in all regions of the world,” Thoraya Obaid, the agency’s Executive Director, told reporters in New York.She said that renewed US funding will allow UNFPA to continue making strides in the face of the current global financial crisis.The Executive Director also praised the US Administration’s decision to revoke the so-called Mexico City policy, which banned Federal funds for organizations promoting or providing abortions.Echoing Mr. Obama, she said that access to safe and effective family planning is one of the best methods to prevent unintended pregnancies.“Being able to make decisions on the number and the spacing of children is the first step for women to make decisions about their lives and to participate in the decisions of the family, the community and thus the nation,” Ms. Obaid noted.Much work remains to be done to meet Millennium Development Goal (MDG) that calls for improving maternal health and achieving universal access to reproductive health services by 2015, she said.Efforts to reach these targets are the most under-funded, the UNFPA chief said, adding that the rate of death from pregnancy and childbirth has only dropped one per cent between 1990 and 2005.Responding to journalists’ questions, she said that the US funds will be part of UNFPA’s core funding, over two-thirds of which is used in the least developed countries.Programmes that will receive a boost from the US contributions include increasing emergency obstetric care; eliminating fistula, the debilitating injury of the reproductive system; and linking reproductive health services with HIV/AIDS programmes, Ms. Obaid said. 27 January 2009The resumption of United States funding after a seven-year lull will augment efforts by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to improve the health and human rights of women, the agency’s head said today. read more
An EU fact finding delegation had recently raised concerns over labour rights in Sri Lanka ahead of a decision being taken on Sri Lanka’s application for GSP plus. “Collective bargaining and the right to strike should be an integral part of this,” she said, according to the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union.Lola Sánchez Caldentey said that the European Union will not grant a special trade status to Sri Lanka if the money coming from this advantage remains only in the pockets of a few businessmen.The European Union will decide next month if Sri Lanka is duly entitled, or not, to be granted GSP plus. This status is a component of the EU policy for developing countries which offers trade incentives to those which implement core international conventions on human and labour rights, sustainable development and good governance. (Colombo Gazette) The Government held urgent talks with several EU Members of Parliament (MEP) ahead of the vote at the EU Parliament tomorrow on a resolution not to grant Sri Lanka the GSP plus trade concession.Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Harsha de Silva said that he met several Members of the European Parliament on issues related to the Sri Lanka GSP+ vote coming up in the European Parliament tomorrow. “While we have broad support there are some groups who have objected on various grounds. Our Ambassador Rodney Perera and I made many calls on such MEPs to explain all the good work the Government has done and is doing to improve democracy, governance, rule of law, human rights and reconciliation. By and large they are satisfied with the progress albeit some areas have been slow. I am confident we will make it through,” he said. The Fact Finding Mission, which included Members of the European Parliament Anne-Marie Mineur and Lola Sánchez Caldentey, visited Sri Lanka to assess the country’s progress on human and labour rights.Anne-Marie Mineur said that it is the Government´s obligation to effectively guarantee the fundamental rights of workers and their trade unions. read more
Notley stands with oilsands executives, production to resume, no layoffs EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley stood with oilsands executives Tuesday to say the province’s mainstay industry would be back up on its feet after the Fort McMurray wildfire within weeks.“We expect ultimately that many companies will begin to resume their production in the coming days and short weeks ahead,” she said after a meeting with leaders from the oilsands, pipeline and power industries.Suncor Energy CEO Steve Williams was optimistic that production from the oilsands — now down by more than one million barrels a day because of the fire — would ramp up quickly.“To the north of Fort McMurray, there was no damage to the actual facilities. To the north we will be able to resume our operations in a quicker way.”Williams said no plants would fire up unless it was safe to do so. Environmental considerations would take precedence over a quick restart.No layoffs of oilsands workers are planned, said Williams.“From what I heard this morning from the companies, they’ve guaranteed pay in advance so that pay to workers will not be interrupted,” he saidIt’s likely the oilsands plants will be ready to go before the city, where residents probably won’t be able to return for weeks, not days. That shouldn’t stop industry from producing, Williams said.“We have big capability to move people in and out and we have the camps in place, so people should not be a barrier to starting up.”Infrastructure will need to be examined. Power lines, exposed to the flames, will probably pose a bigger problem than buried pipelines.Over the course of the last week, the wildfire shut down five open-pit oilsands mines, although Shell resumed production on Monday. It also shut down six in situ operations. The loss in daily revenue has been estimated at about $65 million.Williams said some plants could be back on their feet within 24 hours.“Some will be more difficult and will be a week or two. The most difficult will be the ones we’ve been unable to get into to see, which will be down south of Fort McMurray.”Williams said the costs of the wildfire — Suncor hosted thousands of evacuees at its work camps in addition to its lost production — will be “significant.” He said the company isn’t yet worried about that.“They’re immaterial as far as Suncor is concerned.”Notley said the government isn’t yet able to determine how much the shutdown is costing the province in terms of lost royalties.“As things stand now, the majority of production has stopped. If that were to continue for a month or two you’d start to see measurable outcomes to our GDP, but that’s premature at this point.”Notley said the meeting marked an significant step as Alberta begins to recover from the fire, which evacuated Fort McMurray, destroyed about 2,400 structures and burned over 2,300 square kilometres.“This is an important step in the recovery of our people, our communities and our province — and quite frankly, the national economy as well.”Late Tuesday, fire chief Darby Allen put out a video message on Twitter saying: “We think we got this thing beat in McMurray. So we’re looking pretty good. It’s still going south … but we’ll get it.”— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960 by Bob Weber, The Canadian Press Posted May 10, 2016 10:55 am MDT Last Updated May 11, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more
Loonie gains ground against weakening greenback as Trump dissolves 2 councils The loonie strengthened against a weakening U.S. dollar that slid as President Donald Trump dissolved two of his business advisory councils, including one on manufacturing.The Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 78.75 cents US, up 0.35 of a U.S. cent.“It’s not that the loonie is strengthening. It’s that the U.S. dollar is weakening,” said Kash Pashootan, a portfolio manager at First Avenue Advisory, a Raymond James company.One of the primary drivers for the Canadian dollar is the price of oil because the Canadian economy is seen as closely tied to its fortunes.On Wednesday, however, the commodity’s September contract shed US$0.77 to US$46.78 per barrel.That means the commodity-sensitive loonie’s boost had more to do with a weakening currency for its southern neighbour, said Pashootan.In the early afternoon, Trump announced on Twitter he was ending two advisory panels — a manufacturing council, and a strategy and policy forum. The move came as a number of CEOs stepped down from the panels, distancing themselves from Trump’s comments that “both sides” held blame for weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va.Despite the growing political uncertainty in the States, stock indices remained relatively flat.The S&P/TSX composite index shed 15.63 points to 15,082.21.On Wall Street, the markets fared better, making small gains. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 25.88 points to 22,024.87 and the S&P 500 index advanced 3.50 points to 2,468.11. The Nasdaq composite index gained 12.10 points to 6,345.11.Pashootan said this shows a disconnect between the lack of stability in the American political system and capital markets, which are not pricing in the volatility.“The markets have become complacent, he said. “They’ve just become immune to uncertainty.”He believes the low volatility has moved a lot of money into equities that would otherwise be in bonds, typically less risky than stocks.“It’s anyone’s guess what the event is going to be that’s going to cause a correction or a pullback or to bring volatility back into the market,” he said.Investors aren’t flocking to gold, which is seen as a safe haven in tumultuous times, to the degree one would expect considering ongoing political uncertainty, Pashootan said.The December gold contract gained US$3.20 to US$1,282.90 an ounce.Elsewhere in commodities, the September natural gas contract fell 4.5 cents to US$2.89 per mmBTU and the September copper contract rose about seven cents to US$2.95 a pound.By Aleksandra Sagan in Vancouver.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 16, 2017 9:23 am MDT Last Updated Aug 16, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more
natesilver: I’m just saying that if you clear the decks for two max free agents but you have a guy like Siakam making just $2.5 million a year, that gives you a lot more to work with.chris.herring: Notice how smart we perceive those particular franchises to be. I saw someone say, “The smart franchises are circling the dumb one.” Almost like the Knicks were the prey here.tchow: Right?? I keep thinking there must be other, better trades.chris.herring: For sure. At least with Siakam, you have a good, athletic two-way player to build around.tchow: This is all just us talking, right? There were no reports that Toronto was even looking to offer Siakam. Right? Right?chris.herring: I honestly don’t know whether Smith will be a starter two or three years from now. There’s some faith because of how young he is, but he hasn’t shown consistency yet. And the Knicks haven’t been great with developing two-way talent at the guard spot lately.natesilver: I wanna know about the draft pick(s) too. Dallas still owns its own pick if it’s 1-5 this year — otherwise it goes to Atlanta — and they’re probably still going to end up in the lottery.neil: I think we are being very NYC-centric here and focusing on the Knicks’ angle. But for the Mavs, their new Doncic-Porzingis combo seems like it could eventually be very scary.natesilver: NYC IS BASKETBALL MECCA, NEIL! SUCH A MECCA THAT THE ONLY GOOD PLAYER ON THE KNICKS IN THE PAST 10 YEARS GETS TRADED FOR CAP SPACEneil: No, it’s not (“The Decline Of New York City As An NBA Talent Generator”).tchow: No, Neil’s right. Forget the Knicks. I already have. Porzingis and Luka together is going to be amazing!! No way Dirk retires now.chris.herring: Dallas is gonna be fun.natesilver: Yeah, how did they do that? Turn the No. 5 pick and — Dennis Smith Jr.? — into Luka and Porzingis?chris.herring: The Knicks were spending all this time trying to find a running mate for KP, and now Porzingis has Doncic.tchow: So right now, we have them projected to be way out of the playoffs. When is Porzingis supposed to return? I’m getting ahead of myselfchris.herring: They’re relevant now. Even if they unloaded a hefty part of their rotation here to get Porzingis. But this was a great move for them.natesilver: It was a little bit ambiguous. Dallas is tanking, obviously, so maybe they just play him for like six games to show he still had something left (as an inducement to free agents, etc.) and then find some excuse to shut him down.chris.herring: Yeah. Porzingis probably wasn’t going to play for NYK this year. Maybe he gets into a few games for Dallas, but I doubt it.natesilver: Yeah, they might as well tank too. Maybe not an outright tank, but they do keep their own pick if it’s 1-5.chris.herring: If you’re the Mavs, this makes sense. You’ve still got Harrison Barnes under contract making a lot of money. Hardaway is under contract a couple more years.tchow: “Makes sense” is such an understatement here.natesilver: Don’t the Mavs have space for a max free agent too?chris.herring: I don’t think so? Not with all the money they just took on. natesilver: Oh shit!!!!!tchow: Look at that. That’s a “we’re going to be teammates” handshake.natesilver: THE FIX WAS IN.chris.herring: I soooo hope the Knicks — who could’ve drafted Smith but instead took Frank Ntilikina — weren’t enamored by his good game to where they said, “You know what? That sounds good to us.”tchow: Chris, that is EXACTLY what happened.chris.herring: What it all comes down to for the Knicks is free agency: If you land two guys who are truly worth it, it’s hard to look back at this and be angry.tchow: And there is my silver lining.chris.herring: But for the time being, it is just astounding.natesilver: The Knicks also haven’t drafted very well. Kevin Knox is regarded as a future rotation piece, if not a star, and I sorta get why because he looks like a good player, but his numbers are unbelievably terrible.chris.herring: Also: My favorite stat ever, from my Knick beat days: The Knicks haven’t re-signed one of their draft picks on a multiyear deal since Charlie Ward, who they took in 1994. Trading Porzingis keeps that alive.natesilver: Wow. BASKETBALL MECCA.tchow: That is insane.chris.herring: So them wanting to build it through free agency is fitting.natesilver: I think I have to go to their next home game just to see what a shitshow it is.tchow: FiveThirtyEight field trip, Nate?natesilver: I’m down, dude. At least tickets will be cheap.tchow: Hey, at least we still have Allonzo Trier. And Enes Kanter is back. Things are looking up for the Knicks.chris.herring: Not that it has any bearing on how this summer pans out. But I think their last four deals for $90 million or more were, in this order: Melo, Amar’e Stoudemire, Stephon Marbury and Allan Houston.natesilver: I mean, just look at this shit: In response, FiveThirtyEight’s biggest NBA fans gathered to process the reported trade.chris.herring (Chris Herring, senior sportswriter): I covered the Knicks for five years. Not their worst five, necessarily. But saw their worst season in franchise history. You’re naturally going to see them do things that make you scream, “Why?!” But this is a new level, even for me.This Porzingis trade, if they don’t land a max-level star or two, is just befuddling.tchow (Tony Chow, video producer/angry Knicks fan): I think I’m going to be a Brooklyn Nets fan now. Why the hell would you do this?natesilver (Nate Silver, editor in chief): Do we know what draft pick compensation they got, if any? Because that seems pretty important. (These details, which weren’t clear during the time of the chat, emerged shortly after we finished the conversation. New York will receive two future first-round picks in the trade.)chris.herring: Not the exact terms, no. Though it seems really likely that the Mavs are going to give up something on that front.natesilver: I guess I’d say this: The process by which the Knicks got to this point is crazy. The outcome, I think, might not be as bad as it seems at first glance. But it really depends on the pick(s).chris.herring: More than anything, this was about allowing the Knicks to send over their bloated contracts so that they could clear salary cap space. Especially Tim Hardaway Jr., whose deal would’ve made it tough for them to add a second star next to Porzingis this summer.neil (Neil Paine, senior sportswriter): Yeah, if there is a silver lining (Is there a silver lining?), they just freed up a massive amount of cap space. tchow: tchow: Welcome to New York, Kevin Durant!!chris.herring: Only spent seven or eight years there, but this is where my New York cynicism comes into play. The Knicks haven’t had a very good history when it comes to FAs.natesilver: They also got a buy-low guy in Dennis Smith Jr., although it seems like they have about 14 other buy-low point guards on the roster right now.tchow: But in losing Porzingis, doesn’t that make the Knicks a less attractive destination to come play? If you were a max player, why would you look at this team and say, “I want to go to there”?natesilver: Well, yeah, that’s the catch.tchow: I guess maybe two max players could buddy up and that nullifies what I just said.natesilver: A team of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and … uuuhhhh, who’s the third-best player on that team? Smith Jr., I guess?tchow: I don’t know what I’m saying anymore. This is INSANE!!! I’m still in shock.chris.herring: If nothing else, I guess this all just surprises me because it speaks to one of two things. Either 1) You have that much confidence that a superstar is coming …tchow: Well you’re forgetting Zion, Nate.chris.herring: Or 2) Things had gotten so bad/toxic with Porzingis that you didn’t see how you could make it work with him anymore. They really had no obligation to give into this right now, even if he was unhappy.neil: Right, he was only a restricted free agent after the season.tchow: Well, Chris, if things have gotten that bad with Porzingis, you would think they were secretly shopping him around earlier. Is this really the best deal they could get? I find that hard to believe.natesilver: It is worth keeping in mind that Porzingis has a serious injury that other guys have struggled to recover from, that he hadn’t reached superstar status yet, and that he was about to get expensive. The upside is so high, though, that you’d think a team, maybe a cap-constrained team, might have given up a little more.chris.herring: Yep. I’m not blown away by the fact that they dealt him. It’s what they dealt him for.natesilver: Getting technical, but his cap hold is only like $12 million this summer, so that was a big benefit too.chris.herring: There are two or three different reasons to potentially deal him. I just don’t know that any of them were worth dealing him for that return.natesilver: This trade was their free agency, in a way. Dallas very quietly just hit us with a Nash/Dirk redux. Except Luka can score better than Nash, and Porzingis can defend.natesilver: It looks like they should have cap space in 2020-21, though, when the Barnes/Powell contracts all come off the books.chris.herring: Two or three years from now, they’ll have cap money again, and you imagine players would want to team up with a duo like that.tchow: (if Porzingis signs)chris.herring: Porzingis will be 25 in two years. Luka will be 22. Also, can we talk about the fact that the Mavs were at the Garden last night? And Mark Cuban was there. I imagine this topic came up.natesilver: Ahhh didn’t think about that. But, yeah, it seems pretty weird to think this deal was just conjured up out of thin air.tchow: They knew. They fucking knew.chris.herring: Dennis Smith Jr. logged a triple-double.natesilver: Haha.tchow: tchow: My god that is … depressing.natesilver: I guess their bigs have been OK? Noah Vonleh and Luke Kornet and Mitchell Robinson?neil: Ooof, you were not kidding about Knox’s numbers, Nate.natesilver: Yeah, Neil, and it’s not just some advanced stats thing. He’s shooting just 37 percent. Just 4.2 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks per game. For a guy who’s pretty athletic, that’s kind of sad.neil: Maybe he’s on the Enes Kanter diet.natesilver: Knox has a nice-looking 3-point stroke, and I guess you can say he’d get the numbers up if they weren’t tanking. That’s what’s a little hard to figure out on a team like the Knicks where they basically don’t have any incentive to work in their shot selection or to play defense.tchow: If this is just going to become a shitting on Knox chat, I think it’s time to end it.natesilver: I’m happy to also shit on other Knicks.tchow: Just for fun, to end this chat, should we all say who we think won this trade?chris.herring: Assuming the Knicks don’t land two absolute studs in FA, the Mavs.natesilver: It’s clearly a good trade for Dallas. Where it ends up on the spectrum from “terrible” to “OK” for the Knicks depends on the draft picks and, yeah, the free agent situation.chris.herring: Agreed, Nate. You just paired two of the best 25-and-under players in the league together. It could turn out to be a home run for both sides. I just don’t have that level of faith that everything will go right for New York.natesilver: There is a downside risk with Porzingis, too, which is that he’s never really healthy again. But you do have a year to evaluate him before making a commitment. So the fact that he’s not looking to sign a long-term extension right away is both a bug and a feature.chris.herring: I guess.neil: And given the lengths we’ve seen teams go to just to have a chance to get a franchise-altering star, it seems worth it.chris.herring: I’d be OK with that gamble if it means giving up DSJ and a pick. Dallas has always been willing to roll the dice on acquiring a star.tchow: You know who won? NBA Twitter won cause this is going to provide so much content for the next few days/until Anthony Davis gets traded.chris.herring: They even traded Tyson Chandler the summer after he was the linchpin to their title because they thought it’d allow them a chance at a star. They wanted to clear space.neil: The NBA needs to push its trade deadline further from the Super Bowl.Wait your turn, NBA! You’ll have the limelight next week.chris.herring: NOPE. In fact, I hope Bryce Harper and Manny Machado sign today, too.micah (Micah Cohen, managing editor): My two cents: I lost because I’m waiting for Nate to file a piece about independent presidential campaigns and the Porzingis trade has, I’m sure, delayed it.Check out our latest NBA predictions. New York Knicks executives in recent years have said they would rebuild cautiously and avoid trading their first-round picks. That approach paid off — sweet-shooting big man Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks’ first-round pick in 2015, quickly ascended into a star, giving the team hope that it could finally build something sustainable with just another solid move or two. All the organization needed to do was avoid somehow taking a step backward.And then Thursday happened. FIGHT!!natesilver: No those don’t contradict. Sign the qualifying offer for one year. Then become a full-fledged free agent in summer 2020.tchow: Oh damn … you’re right. OK … back to crying.chris.herring: During the time I spent on the Knicks beat, I got used to watching them attach useful players to ones whose contracts were albatrosses. They traded Tyson Chandler (useful) to unload Raymond Felton (albatross). And Iman Shumpert (useful) to unload JR Smith (albatross).natesilver: Were Hardaway and Lee that untradeable? They aren’t terrible players, and their contracts aren’t that bad.chris.herring: Neither is a bad player. Maybe overpaid (I’ve definitely argued that with Hardaway).natesilver: In some sense, everyone in the deal is a distressed asset.chris.herring: If anything, Hardaway is just pricey because of what you want to accomplish this summer.tchow: Watch Dennis Smith Jr. come out of this as the best player in the trade.natesilver: It’s not nothing.chris.herring: But Porzingis should not be the sweetener in any deal like this! He’s the lone All-Star changing hands here.neil: Smith Jr. certainly got a lot of hype as a rookie last year.tchow: KP 👏 IS 👏 A 👏 UNICORNchris.herring: I’ll put it this way: Smith and his folks floated that he potentially wanted out of Dallas a week or two ago. That came and went, likely because no one felt like he was worth all that much. He’s explosive. He’s young enough to gamble something on. But he’s not even a clear starter in everyone’s eyes.natesilver: So what else could they have gotten? What do we think the market price for Porzingis would be? Would Toronto have given up Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby, for instance, and taken on either Hardaway or Lee but not both?chris.herring: It was only 20 minutes or so before the trade reports came that this tweet went out. read more
Homes that take 12 days to sell are the most likely to achieve their maximum asking price, research suggests.Homeowners’ campaign body the HomeOwners Alliance looked at the relationship between the length of time that a property sits on the market for and the percentage of the asking price that it achieves.Using data from more than 5,000 estate agency branches across Britain, it found the eventual price paid for a property peaked at 12 days. Properties which are listed for a number of weeks see their values drop steadilyPaula Higgins, HomeOwners Alliance The HomeOwners Alliance used a tool on its website called estateagent4me, which helps people to find out about local estate agents, for the research.Paula Higgins, chief executive of the HomeOwners Alliance, said properties sold in fewer than 12 days might not achieve their full value if they were sold too quickly.”Perhaps another buyer may have come along with a better offer if the seller had waited for a few more days,” she said. “At the other end of the scale, properties which are listed for a number of weeks see their values drop steadily, particularly after they have been listed for over a month.” Estate agents selling homes at this point tended to achieve just over the full asking price, at 100.89 per cent typically.Both before and after the 12-day point, the average percentage of the asking price achieved was slightly lower.Based on an average UK property price of £218,000, a 12-day sale could mean the owner achieves additional £1,940 on top of their asking price, the report suggested.The research also suggested that after a property had been on the market for a couple of months, it would achieve around 96 per cent of the asking price on average, and after three months on the market this would fall to around 94 per cent. 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. read more
10.Gorenje Velenje200241 : 570 ← Previous Story “LIFE IS A DREAM”: Sporting CP to open new home Pavilhão João Rocha Next Story → Ricardo Vasconcelos is new British NT head-coach 6.Celje Piv. Laško210149 : 513 8.Metalurg210148 : 523 7.Nexe210152 : 553 5.Dinamo Pančevo210149 : 493 seha gazprom league 3.Meshkov Brest210152 : 483 The Slovakian champions HC Tatran Presov made an impressive comeback on the winning track after stressful weekend in which they didn’t succeed in the mission “EHF Champions League”. Team led by Croatian coach Slavko Goluza outplayed RK PPD Zagreb 33:28 (18:18). Bruno Butorac (8 goals) and Dominik Krok (7) had key roles in home success of their team which came after starting win over Meshkov Brest last week.RK Metalurg Skopje beat in away clash overexcited newcomers in SEHA GAZPROM League – the Serbian vice-champions RK Dinamo Pancevo 25:20 (16:9) with high pressure since the first second of the match which produced 8:0 after 12 minutes. Jovan Stojanovic netted five for the home team, just like Zarko Pesevski and Bozo Andjelic for the visitors.Meshkov Brest finally won in Celje! The Belarussian champions beat Slovenian powerhouse 29:24 (14:15) thanks to impressive last 20 minutes of the match which blown away resistance of Branko Tamse boys. Petar Djordjic netted eight goals for the winners, while Ivan Pesic had 14 saves. On the other side, Ziga Mlakar scored six.STANDINGS: 2.Tatran Prešov220057 : 516 1.Vardar220064 : 426 4.PPD Zagreb210155 : 523 9.Vojvodina200252 : 620 read more
Apple on Thursday rolled out the iOS 12.1.4 update to fix a Group FaceTime bug that let users hear audio of the callee before they answer.iDevice owners should upgrade their operating system ASAP to avoid prying eyes—and ears.First reported by 9to5Mac last week, the glitch made it easy to eavesdrop on contacts. Simply start a FaceTime video chat, swipe up from the bottom to choose “Add Person,” type in your own phone number, and listen.Before the patch, hackers could overhear anything the person’s mobile microphone picked up, not to mention see anything their front-facing camera detected.Now, after more than a week offline, Cupertino has reinstated Group FaceTime, sans unintentional spyware.The update is available for iPhone 5S and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation.Release notes claim a “logic issue existed” in Group FaceTime, which was fixed “with improved state management.” As of Thursday evening, Apple’s System Status page noted the app had been restored.The tech titan credited Daven Morris of Arlington, Texas, as well as Catalina Foothills High School student Grant Thompson—who with his mother Michele led Apple to turn off group chat during its investigation.In return, the firm will compensate the Thompson family and make a monetary gift toward 14-year-old Grant’s education, according to Reuters, which did not publish exact figures.It’s been a rough week for Apple, which faces multiple lawsuits and questions from lawmakers over the FaceTime incident.Add to that the headline-making news that some iOS apps record users’ activity without permission, blatantly skirting Apple’s guidelines, and you’ve got what I’d call a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad start to 2019.More on Geek.com:Skype’s Background Blur Hides Embarrassing EnvironmentsThese Cute Seals Use FaceTime to Stay In Touch With Each OtherApple Might Be Making a Video Game Streaming ServiceThe 5 Best Alternatives to FaceTime for Android iOS 13 Forces You to Make Eye Contact While FaceTimingApple’s Group FaceTime Bug Fix Is Delayed Until Next Week Stay on target read more
Chemical WeekChemical Week switched to a paid content model in 2007, a move that generated more than 30,000 new customers and helped stop a 30-year revenue slide (In September 2010, Access Intelligence sold Chemical Week to IHS Inc., a global information and services firm.) Nearly all content on Chemweek.com is accessible only by subscription, with prices ranging from $200 to “several thousand dollars” annually for e-newsletters. CW’s paid subscription platform is a combination of a CMS developed in-house by Access Intelligence with gating and authentication tasks being handled in real-time via OMEDA, according to John W. Rockwell, director of marketing and -emedia at IHS.”In 2007, when we deployed the current system, we needed a fast-to-market solution that allowed us to create a tight paywall and, at the same time continue to manage traditional ‘fulfillment’ functions efficiently,” says Rockwell. “This set-up did just that. We were able to employ some simple CRM ‘best practices’ as well by combining a myriad of separate database systems into one ‘master.’ Basically, we control gating, e-messaging and order processing in one infrastructure. This allows us to maximize sales opportunities at every turn.”August Home PublishingAugust Home Publishing-which publishes hobbyist titles Garden Gate, Cuisine at Home, Workbench and Woodsmith-has charged for online content for more than 15 years. Today, the publisher sells approximately 200 work plans per day (charging $9.95 for most). “That’s pretty significant revenue when you consider it’s about 98.5 percent profit after credit card charges,” says founder Don Peschke. August Home also offers a membership program that charges between $19.95 and $29.95 per year and is the company’s biggest revenue generator, according to Peschke.Much of the back-end is done in-house, with actual transactions being handled by the Yahoo Store. “Everything right up to final purchase page is all ours, it’s just the secure payment part that is the Yahoo Store, and nobody knows it’s there,” says Peschke. August Home also had to figure out the sequence of transactions. “People come online and expect to be able to download something now,” says Peschke. “Would we take the time to verify the credit card and all that stuff? We decided not to. What have we lost? There is no physical product to ship. We wanted to make it the most comfortable experience for the consumer. Rather than protecting every last dime, we said if we take a hit, we take a hit. But we haven’t.” American Banker For sites like AmericanBanker.com, Source Media has created a link between its Web publishing platform (iProduction) and customer fulfillment system (Cambey & West) to govern access to content. “In that sense, the back-end is purely third party,” says Adam Reinebach, senior vice president, inside sales and technology. “With our conversion architecture, customers must have a an online ‘token’ to access our content. This token is granted to trial subscribers and of course paid subscribers but becomes invalid once the trial period is over or their paid subscription expires.”On the content side, one of the features Source Media required from iProduction was the ability to make a story paid or free on the fly. “For American Banker, the default treatment is always going to be paid, but the editors typically make a few stories free each day in order to give prospective customers a taste of the type of content we provide,” says Reinebach. “On the marketing side, we wanted to improve our ability to renew customers online, which we’ve been able to do with iProduction and Cambey.” According to FinancialTimes.com managing director Rob Grimshaw, the FT’s paid content strategy “isn’t publishing as much as Internet retail.” The advantage of that approach for publishers is the tremendous amount of data that can be collected about the audience.The challenge is setting up a back-end that offers a convenient customer experience yet still offers security for both publisher and client (The New Yorker recently told subscribers the magazine was resetting passwords for those who never bothered to change the default user name/password they were assigned when they subscribed because different settings were needed to keep non-subscribers from being able to access the archive for free).Publishers increasingly need a platform that can support multiple content types (Webcast, podcast, video, white paper, e-book) and present the asset clearly to the user, and work with any third-party vendor supplying a specific format, such as Webcasts.At this early stage, many publishers with a paid content platform are following a hybrid approach of developing non-transaction tools (search etc.) in-house, then turning to a third party for the actual transaction to ensure security. Here, three publishers offer their approach to building a back-end. read more
Email News Twitter What Are College Students’ Top Music Influencers? Friends Are College Students’ Top Music Influencer what-are-college-students-top-music-influencers Facebook The Orchard investigates college listening and discovers personal connections still rulePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Sep 11, 2017 – 3:13 pm It can seem like digital screens are replacing real people with online “friends,” but when the Orchard asked their campus reps about students’ listening habits, they learned the opposite — real friends are students’ top influencers for new music discovery and 18–21 year-olds “are primarily sharing their favorite music in-person.”There seem to be no limits to what types of music students listen to while studying or how many digital platforms they might explore for discovery and sharing. But while students’ digital explorations take them all over, personal connections, activities and concert attendance still dominate. There is something heartening that “kids today” know how to value what’s personal — an important truth for young artists trying to nurture their fan base.Sure, Spotify’s discovery and sharing tools are common, and college kids also engage with their favorite artists on Instagram and YouTube and Reddit (Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter were about equally influential). But these global sharing platforms have not replaced real word-of-mouth among college consumers as the most digitally savvy generation of all time keeps it personal.Students, jump-start your music career! Learn more about GRAMMY U read more
33 Photos Now playing: Watch this: 1:34 The best geek movies of 2018, ranked The Transformers are famous for shifting from one form to another in the blink of an eye. And spin-off movie Bumblebee, just like its yellow-hued hero, transforms from sci-fi action to adorable family fun just as quickly.Enlarge ImageHailee Steinfeld and her amiable Autobot ally in Transformers prequel/spin-off Bumblebee. Jaimie Trueblood Bumblebee, out in the US and Australia this week and in the UK on Monday, is a prequel to the series of Transformers movies based on the much loved toys from the ’80s. And it represents a marked transformation from the bombastic action style of the five previous movies directed by Michael Bay.Instead, Bumblebee’s director Travis Knight, the man behind the stunning Kubo and the Two Strings, strips things back to basics. Gone are Bay’s brand of macho techno-fetishism, leering camerawork peering up the leading ladies’ skirts and overblown CG nonsense (well, mostly). Instead, we get a movie based on a line of toys that’s actually suitable for kids.Cleverly, the return to the basics is marked by a return to the 1980s. Bumblebee is the lone Autobot warrior arriving in 1987 on Earth, where a battle with an enemy Decepticon leaves him damaged and alone.He’s discovered by Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), a teenager who loves The Smiths, engines and her late father. Charlie and the car quickly help each other learn to live and love again, but their friendship is threatened when more Decepticons forge an alliance with a shadowy government agency that has a score to settle with Bumblebee. Share your voice Comments Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports.Movie Magic: The secrets behind the scenes of your favorite films and filmmakers. Tags Movie reviews The film shifts between tones, sometimes seamlessly and sometimes with a crunching of gears. One minute it’s violent future war, full of robots blasting the cogs off each other. Then it’s a kid-friendly slapstick romp as the giant yellow robot doesn’t know his own strength. Then it’s a teen coming-of-age story, as Charlie faces the local mean girls.And for the adults, it’s all slathered in the greatest hits of the ’80s: Duran Duran, Wang Chung, The Breakfast Club, ALF — even the Transformers cartoon’s signature hair-metal anthem You Got the Touch.That uber-radical ’80s-ness provides the key to this mashup of tones. Basically, Bumblebee is a throwback to classic family romps like Short Circuit, WarGames, Flight of the Navigator and ET. It’s no coincidence Steven Spielberg is listed as a producer.Enlarge ImageJohn Cena wrestles with the arrival of the Autobots and Decepticons. Jaimie Trueblood Not all of it works. The bad guys are a bit blah, and the fights between computer-generated giants are more noisy than exciting. Still, it’s dialed down from Michael Bay’s incomprehensible carnage — most of the time, you can actually see which metal behemoth is which. There are some logic issues too. Like, under the hood is Bumblebee a regular car or a super-high-tech robot? Why does Charlie’s mom get annoyed about Charlie’s new car when it’s clearly changed her demeanor for the better?But what holds it all together are three winning central performances. Steinfeld is irresistible as the plucky Charlie. John Cena is extremely in on the joke as a hilarious government agent. Then there’s Bumblebee himself, voiced by Dylan O’Brien. The big bumbling buddy makes a charming hero, bouncing from valiant warrior to energetically supportive best friend. Which is a transformation all the family can enjoy.Bumblebee opened this week in the US and Australia and in the UK on Dec. 24. 4 TV and Movies Bumblebee transforms from action-packed to adorable read more
Stay on target 3D printing is a hot trend. You can make almost anything and it’s becoming more accessible all the time. One thing that’s still hard to 3D print is food. While there are some commercial 3D food printers on the market, such as the PancakeBot, it’s still very experimental. So why not make your own? Evan Weinstein did just that with his Cocoa Press.Weinstein is now a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, but he started building the Cocoa Press while a senior in high school for an introductory engineering class. Over the course of 3 years, he learned a lot about building 3D printers and the specialized parts necessary to successfully print chocolate. His machine melts Hershey chocolate bars and extrudes the chocolate, much like a clay printer or other paste 3D printer, using a pneumatic syringe.The Cocoa Press uses 6 Peltier coolers to cool the melted chocolate immediately after extrusion. Weinstein milled his own custom-built extruder from aluminum. Unfortunately, when Weinstein showed the Cocoa Press at Maker Faire NY this September, the near 100˚ F outside temperature prevented the chocolate from cooling properly. Like any 3D printer, it performs best in a temperature-controlled environment. Despite the challenges of 3D printing chocolate under a tent at Maker Faire, the printer was very impressive seeing it in person. And I wasn’t the only one who was impressed with the project; it won 3 ribbons at Maker Faire NY.The Cocoa Press is a work-in-progress and Weinstein installed a water-cooling system, much like those found in high-performance PCs to help cool down the Peltier coolers, so they could operate more efficiently. He plans on changing the design of the 3D printer and using it to print in other materials. And what’s Weinstein’s favorite thing to print on the Cocoa Press? He likes to print chocolate vases and has printed them up to 7” high. If you’d like to learn more about this fascinating project, check out the Cocoa Press blog.Below is a video of Weinstein discussing the Cocoa Press: Prepare To Be Amazed By This Tiny Working Lego PianoPlug a Floppy Drive in to Your Android Phone For a Retro Storage Boost Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. read more
Argentina’s 4 – 0 pounding of the U.S. in last night’s Copa America semifinal was a brutal barometer of the current state of U.S. soccer. It was apparent by Argentina’s lightning goal in the 4th minute that they were in another class. The blowout was the soccer version of a big brother forcing his little brother to punch himself in the face for 90 minutes.It was an illustration of the massive gap in technical skill and precision between the U.S. and the elite level countries that consistently contend for international championships. On The Herd today, Colin said fans that make excuses instead of admitting the U.S. has a long way to go are just delusional.“I always love American soccer fan, ‘Oh, it’s coaching.’ Really? Coaching? The last time Phil Jackson was in a Playoffs series he got swept. And he’s a great coach. Why? He didn’t have the players. You can’t overcome our lack of skill. Passing, dribbling. That was a rout.You know why? Because you have an Australian guy that couldn’t make the NBA, and we have Durant guarding him.” One of the biggest differences between the U.S. and a giant like Argentina is the importance that the media and public place on soccer. While America’s sports interests are divided amongst four or five sports, in Argentina soccer is a religion. Messi gets picked apart everyday like LeBron James or Tom Brady. If the U.S. loses the players rarely catch heat. Colin thinks if the U.S. is going to take the next step globally, the players need to be held more accountable instead of coddled.“If Messi has a bad game, he’ll be criticized. They’re talk radio, they’ll beat up on the players and the coach. We don’t. Our suburban soccer players, they’re all super-duper. We give ‘em pats on the back, foot rubs, and orange slices.Why won’t anybody say Michael Bradley’s completely pedestrian, and hasn’t gotten any better in two years? Why won’t anybody say that? Why won’t anybody say that Jermaine Jones made an idiotic, juvenile move against the last opponent, not allowing him to play in this game. Why does nobody criticize our players and hold them to the same standard we hold Tom Brady to. 50% of you think Tom Brady’s overrated. Everybody loves Michael Bradley. He’s average.”Even after last night’s sound drubbing, the U.S run to the semifinals in the Copa America has exceeded reasonable expectations. They will face the loser of the Colombia and Chile in the third place match on Saturday. Advertisement read more
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Related Content Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr 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 | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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 Charles E. Kahn Jr., M.D., M.S.May 2, 2018 – The Board of Directors of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) announced that Charles E. Kahn Jr., M.D., M.S., will become editor of the new online journal, Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. The new journal will highlight emerging applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of imaging across multiple disciplines. It will provide a way to keep practicing physicians and imaging researchers up to date on the best emerging science in this subspecialty.Beginning in early 2019, the journal will be published bi-monthly and available exclusively online. RSNA members will receive a complimentary subscription as a member benefit. Original research and editorial submissions to Radiology: Artificial Intelligence will be accepted beginning summer 2018.Kahn is professor and vice chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia since joining the university in 2014. He is also a senior fellow of the Institute for Biomedical Informatics and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at Penn.“Radiology: Artificial Intelligence is an exciting venture,” Kahn said. “I’m deeply honored for the opportunity to serve as this new journal’s editor, and look forward to working with our authors, reviewers and editorial team to present cutting-edge science in this rapidly growing field.”A board-certified radiologist with a clinical specialty in abdominal imaging, Kahn’s research interests include health services, comparative effectiveness, decision support, information standards and knowledge representation.Kahn has served as an associate editor for the journal Radiology, and as an associate editor for the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). He has also served as a section editor for the Yearbook of Medical Informatics, a guest editor for the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), and as chair of the Publications Committee of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS).He has been a reviewer for several scientific journals, including Radiology, RadioGraphics, AJR, Academic Radiology, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Journal of Digital Imaging, European Radiology and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.Kahn has authored or co-authored more than 110 peer-reviewed articles, and given nearly 100 invited lectures.“With his extensive editorial experience and profound interest in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Charles Kahn is a natural fit for this role,” said Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., RSNA board liaison for publications and communications. “The RSNA Board is excited to see where he takes this important new journal.”For more information: www.rsna.org Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | May 02, 2018 Charles E. Kahn Jr. Named Editor of Radiology: Artificial Intelligence New journal launching in 2019 will highlight emerging applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence in radiology FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 read more
Travelweek Group Posted by TORONTO — Low-cost carrier Primera Air is suspending all flights and filing for bankruptcy protection. Primera offers London (Stansted) and Paris out of Toronto, and was set to start offering Paris flights out of Montreal as of Oct. 28.The airline said on its website Monday, “On this sad day we are saying Goodbye to all of you.” It isn’t giving information about refunds.In a statement, directors say Primera couldn’t get financing from its bank and spent more than 30 million Euros (US$34.7 million) leasing planes and rebuilding one with severe corrosion.The full statement on the website reads: “Dear Passengers, Airline Primera Air and IATA codes PF and 6F have been suspended as of today, Oct. 2, 2018. On behalf of Primera Air team, we would like to thank you for your loyalty. On this sad day we are saying Goodbye to all of you. Please visit primeraair.com for further updates in next few days. Tour Operator passengers are kindly suggested to address their Tour Operators and Agents for further information and actions. Kindly understand that the usual options for contacts (via email or phone) can not be offered any longer. Sincerely yours, Primera Air team”.More news: Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterPrimera started as a charter airline in Iceland and became one of several budget airlines to offer transatlantic service in recent years, flying to Newark, Washington, Boston and Toronto.Out of Toronto Primera was announcing a new route just about every week recently.On Sept. 12 the low-cost carrier said it would begin Madrid flights out of Toronto starting in Aug. 2019.The new flights were announced just weeks after news of new routes from Toronto to Berlin (starting June 2019) and Toronto and Montreal to Frankfurt (starting July 2019).Primera Air’s current schedule to Europe from Canada included London and Paris flights from Toronto and Montreal.Earlier Primera suspended its summer flights between Toronto and Birmingham because of Airbus delivery delays.With files from The Associated Press Share Passengers stranded as low-cost carrier Primera Air shuts down Tags: Bankrupt, Primera Air << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, October 2, 2018 read more
The parents of David Gimelfarb –who disappeared on Aug. 11, 2009, at Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja National Park, in Guanacaste – failed to find evidence of their missing son in this year’s annual search, but are optimistic about a reinvigorated effort from Costa Rican authorities.Roma Gimelfarb, David’s father, said he has renewed faith in finding evidence in the case because Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) said they would be willing to include the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the investigation.“They [OIJ officials] said they were going to review the case,” Roma Gimelfarb told The Tico Times. “They were going to review past mistakes.”Roma Gimelfarb said that getting Costa Rican authorities to work with the FBI has been a three-year quest for the family. He also said the U.S. Embassy has been more cooperative this year than in the past.An OIJ spokeswoman did not confirm at press time that investigators are planning on including U.S. agencies in the investigation.Also, the head of the Coast Guard in Quepos confirmed that his office had received a new round of fliers on David Gimelfarb’s disappearance, part of a national strategy by police to distribute information about the case to all districts throughout the country. The head of OIJ in Limón, Rafael Araya, confirmed his office also had received notices on David Gimelfarb, disseminated from national offices.David Gimelfarb, a 28-year-old Chicago native and psychology doctorate student, was last seen entering Rincón de la Vieja for a hike while vacationing alone in the country. Police found his rental car parked outside, but there was no trace of his whereabouts. The Gimelfarbs have highlighted several errors they believe police committed during the investigation over the years, including a decision to allow the rental car agency to retrieve David Gimelfarb’s rented auto and wash it without police first examining it for evidence. Luda and Roma Gimelfarb return to Costa Rica every year near the anniversary of their son’s disappearance. This year, they circumnavigated nearly the entire country, starting in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, where David Gimelfarb was last seen. They continued to the central Pacific town of Quepos, and then further south along the Pacific coast. Some local residents had reported seeing a man resembling David, but the Gimelfarbs now say those reports were confusing their son with a homeless man who went by the name William. They do not know William’s last name. The couple said they traveled further south to the Panamanian border, where they distributed fliers. They returned to San José, and then traveled to the Caribbean province of Limón where a woman at a gas station reportedly took in a disheveled and confused man who resembled David, but couldn’t speak. They also posted fliers at the Panamanian border at Sixaola and the community of Bribrí.The Gimelfarbs expressed frustration at moments that seemed tantalizingly close to finding their son. For example, at the Limón gas station, in Río Banano, the Gimelfarbs said the woman who found a man she believed was David turned him over to local police at a checkpoint along the coastal highway. The police officers released him, despite the fact that he had no identification, according to the Gimelfarbs.“They let him go,” Luda Gimelfarb said in an interview. “They said he was a nice guy and he didn’t have any documents.”Please report any tips to the family by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the OIJ at 800-8000-645. Contact the author of this story at email@example.com. [Update Aug. 27] In a private meeting Tuesday afternoon with OIJ and U.S. authorities, Roma Gimelfarb expressed disappointment that U.S. authorities were not very enthusiastic to participate in the investigation.“The meeting went so-so I would say,” Roma Gimelfarb said in a phone interview. “We didn’t get a definite promise for Americans to cooperate with OIJ.”Gimelfarb said U.S. authorities did not preclude participation in the case.U.S Embassy spokesman Eric Turner said he could not speak on the FBI’s involvement, but said the embassy will continue to work with the Gimelfarbs until the case reaches a resolution.“We take the welfare and whereabouts of Americans as a top priority,” Turner said in a phone interview. Facebook Comments No related posts. read more
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Earlier this week, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians praised Williams’ performance.“He’s shown up a lot already, so it’s a tough room to crack but he’s off to a good start,” he said.Arians was then asked about Williams’ personality to which he replied, “It’s what you’re looking for.”The team inking Williams means that now, with fifth-round picks Will Holden and T.J. Logan, and sixth-round choice Rudy Ford already under contract, only first-round pick Haason Reddick, second-round choice Budda Baker and fourth-round selection Dorian Johnson remain unsigned. – / 20 Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Arizona Cardinals officially added another one of their rookies to the fold, as on Thursday they signed receiver Chad Williams to a four-year contract.As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.The 6-foot-1 Williams, who was chosen 98th overall out of Grambling State, was an FCS All-American in 2016 after catching 90 passes for 1,337 yards and 11 touchdowns. In 47 games in college, he caught 219 passes for 3,062 yards and 28 touchdowns. Comments Share read more
A 38-YEAR-OLD man was remanded for three days on Saturday in connection with circulating a forged document and counterfeiting.According to a police report, shortly after 2:30am Friday the man arrived at Larnaca airport from Barcelona.Passport control found that the passport he presented had been registered lost or stolen on June 22, 2016.The man claimed to be a permanent resident of Spain and presented a European residence permit, issued by the Spanish authorities and valid until October 2024, and that he never reported his passport lost or stolen.An Armenian passport under the same name, expired in June 2017, was found in the man’s possession.He claimed this was the passport he had reported stolen, but it was later found and returned to him.Police contacted Interpol Armenia with a request for more information on the lost passport case but did not receive a response at that time.The man was allowed entry to the country on a temporary permit.He had told police he planned on staying at an Ayia Napa hotel with his family.On Friday morning, Interpol Armenia replied that the Armenian passport in question had been issued to a woman and reported lost or stolen in June 2017.Interpol Madrid also notified the Cypriot authorities that the man’s Spanish residence permit had been cancelled in 2014. Shortly after 7pm Friday, Famagusta CID arrested the suspect in Ayia Napa.The Larnaca district court ordered his remand for three days. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
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