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Sohar Bolsters Lifting Capacity

first_imgzoom C. Steinweg Oman, operator of the multipurpose cargo terminal at SOHAR Port and Freezone, has received today a 100Mton lifting capacity Gottwald HMK 6407 crane. With the new arrival, delivered by SAL Heavy Lift, the terminal operator now boasts three mobile harbour cranes.The maximum single crane lifting capacity has increased from 80 Mtons to 100 Mtons.“The crane is a significant investment, and one which will support growth at SOHAR, as the number of ships and the volume of cargo handled at its terminal continues to grow. Demand for project and break bulk is expected to increase in line with investment in major road and rail projects in Oman, and the additional capacity will be significant going forward,” said SOHAR Executive Commercial Manager, Edwin Lammers.The USD 250 billion Gulf Railway and USD 2.5 billion Batinah Expressway are some of the projects requiring millions of tonnes of construction materials, imported as fully-assembled project cargo, or raw materials that will feed iron and steel production at SOHAR.The crane will be operational almost immediately following its arrival and installation.last_img read more

Le gouvernement provincial invite les commentaires sur lébauche de la stratégie de

first_img Aménagement des côtes Installations de travail en bord de mer Accès public aux côtes Montée du niveau de la mer et tempêtes Écosystèmes et habitats sensibles Qualité de l’eau des côtes Gouvernance La Nouvelle-Écosse fait un pas de plus vers une nouvelle stratégie visant à protéger les régions côtières, tout en appuyant le développement durable des côtes. L’ébauche de la première stratégie de gestion des côtes de la province a été publiée aujourd’hui 13 octobre afin d’obtenir les commentaires du public. « Les Néo-Écossais vivent, travaillent et jouent sur les côtes. Il s’agit de l’un de nos meilleurs biens naturels, a dit Sterling Belliveau, ministre des Pêches et de l’Aquaculture. Il est essentiel de protéger nos ressources et nos régions côtières pour assurer la viabilité de notre province et pour contribuer à la création de bons emplois durables dans nos communautés rurales. » L’ébauche de la stratégie met l’accent sur sept questions essentielles à la gestion efficace des côtes : Pour chacune de ces questions, la stratégie établit des buts, des objectifs et des mesures. « Nous savons que les Néo-Écossais tiennent à leurs régions côtières et veulent s’assurer qu’elles seront encore là pour leurs enfants et leurs petits-enfants, a dit M. Belliveau. Il s’agit d’une occasion pour ces gens de transmettre leurs idées au sujet de l’ébauche de la stratégie, et nous avons hâte de recevoir leurs commentaires. » « Nous sommes ravis de voir cette initiative provinciale de gestion des côtes aller de l’avant, et nous apprécions avoir la chance de soumettre nos commentaires au sujet de la stratégie, » a dit Billy Joe MacLean, maire de Port Hawkesbury et président de l’Association des municipalités de la Nouvelle-Écosse. L’ébauche de la stratégie et le sondage sont disponibles jusqu’au 30 novembre au ou en composant le 902-424-5830. L’ébauche de la stratégie est disponible uniquement en anglais, mais la version finale de la stratégie sera bilingue.last_img read more

100year journey of Jamshedpur comes alive on wheels

first_imgKolkata: Decked up with pictorial depictions of Tata Steel’s journey over the last 100 years, the Steel Express chugged off from Tatanagar station for Howrah on Tuesday, marking the year-long centenary celebration of Jamshedpur’s formation.The Steel Express that runs between Tatanagar and Howrah, will exhibit the legacy, culture and journey milestones under the theme ‘Jamshedpur on Rails’, a Tata Steel official said. “This is aimed at helping citizens and railway commuters understand and appreciate the role and significance of Jamshedpur city in the larger fabric of India’s history, and its role in nation building,” the official said.The city, originally a village called Sakchi, was renamed as Jamshedpur by Lord Chelmsford (Viceroy of India between 1916-21) in 1919 in the honour of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, founder of the Tata group. In the same year, the railway station was also rechristened as Tatanagar. “By connecting two of the most important cities in eastern India, the Steel Express is indeed a lifeline for both citizens and businesses like Tata Steel,” he said. The train started its maiden journey on April 1, 1970. “In many ways, this train is an integral part of Jamshedpur. We are delighted to share the story of Jamshedpur through this uniquely branded Steel Express,” the official said.last_img read more

Bourdains TV show apologizes for using offensive nickname for Newfoundlanders

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s TV show has apologized for calling Newfoundlanders by a diminutive nickname many find offensive.The Twitter account for CNN’s “Parts Unknown” used the term “Newfie” in a now-deleted tweet promoting this Sunday’s hotly anticipated episode on Newfoundland and Labrador.The official “Parts Unknown” account shared an article with Newfoundland-related books and local slang, saying “Embrace the Newfies as they are.”Users were quick to jump on the use of a term that’s considered derogatory, with origins implying Newfoundlanders are unintelligent and lazy.One man tweeted that “a fair portion of Newfoundlanders find the term ‘Newfie’ offensive” and said it was hard to understand why they used it “in an otherwise excellent article.”“Ah, you had me until you called me a Newfie. I find it an derogatory term,” another Twitter user said.User @staggcrystal wrote: “Come on CNN. It is Newfoundlanders.”Even as other Newfoundlanders said they didn’t find the term offensive, Seamus O’Regan, a St. John’s MP and the federal minister of veterans affairs, tweeted simply: “We don’t like it.”Late Thursday afternoon, the show acknowledged the criticism on Twitter, offered an apology and appeared to delete the original tweet.“We regret our use of the word ‘Newfie’ to describe the people of Newfoundland. We apologize for any offence and will stick to Newfoundlanders going forward,” it said.A little later, it added: “Tweets on this account are not written or reviewed by Anthony Bourdain. Once again we apologize.”James Baker of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., published a research paper last year on the history of the term, and its perception among post-secondary students in Newfoundland. He found that the results were a “mixed bag,” but people were quick to notice when the term was used in a derogatory way — especially on social media.“When you have someone who’s not a Newfoundlander uses it, people tend to pay much more attention to it, especially someone as famous as Anthony Bourdain,” said Baker.But Baker says most Americans, including Bourdain, likely wouldn’t pick up on the nuance behind the term, which has been compared to derogatory terms for other ethnic groups, like using “Polack” to refer to someone of Polish heritage.Baker added that while coverage of the province in American media can be fraught with cultural misunderstandings, interest in Newfoundland from outsiders can be seen as a positive, inviting potential visitors in the future.“Anything that paints the province in a positive light is a great opportunity for tourism.”Paul De Decker, a linguistics professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, says the term “runs a gambit” when discussed in his classes. Some students see it as a “badge of honour” or an endearing term, while others think it’s inappropriate, especially from people who aren’t from the island.But De Decker sees potential for linguistic change with new audiences like American “Parts Unknown” viewers, who are likely unaware of the term’s history, or the stereotype of Newfoundland as an economically disadvantaged province.“They see it [Newfoundland] for how Anthony Bourdain has portrayed it,” said De Decker. “They may not take away the same meaning that Canadians and Newfoundlanders have understood the term in the past. To them there might be nothing but positive associations with the term.”“It would be great if we’re now at the time, and maybe this is one episode, one media outlet, where the term can take on what we call amelioration — it takes on a positive aspect.”The celebrity chef visited the province last fall, dining with local chefs on delicacies from moose meat to authentic fish and chips.Bourdain also visited the French island of St. Pierre off the coast of Newfoundland, and embarked on cod fishing and moose hunting excursions.Bourdain’s Instagram posts, including a photo of himself enjoying a seaside dinner in front of a bearskin rug with the caption “#newfoundland,” generated local excitement at the time.Jeremy Charles, head chef behind Raymond’s in downtown St. John’s, hosted Bourdain on his visit, serving up menu items and showing off the province’s splendours.Jeremy Bonia, manager of Raymond’s, reflected positively on Bourdain’s visit, saying the chef himself never used the term in his writing or appearances on the show.Bonia said the restaurant has already received emails from potential international guests who heard about Raymond’s through early coverage on “Parts Unknown,” and expects that interest to grow after the episode airs.“At the end of the day, you’re always gonna have people not happy with something, or use the wrong word,” said Bonia. “Any time Newfoundland gets showcased internationally like this, it makes everybody really proud.”As the airdate approaches, other locals are expressing their excitement for the showcase of Newfoundland’s food and culture.Said Twitter user @mrsmaris: “All of Canada will be watching. No, seriously.”last_img read more

BC Hydro still working to restore electricity to 1100 following ice storms

first_imgABBOTSFORD, B.C. – About 1,100 customers were still without power late Monday as crews worked to restore electricity after ice storms swept through British Columbia’s Fraser Valley.For some B.C. residents, it was their fourth day without electricity, after freezing rain left thick layers of ice in the hardest hit areas of Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack.BC Hydro said that of 9:30 p.m., power had been restored for about 850 customers in Langley and Mission, but some new outages were still occurring.The utility said although crews were continuing to work around the clock, some customers would remain without electricity on Monday night due to the amount of damage.The first storm hit last Thursday and another struck on Friday, leaving the region coated in thick layers of ice, which snapped tree branches and downed power lines.Some BC Hydro substations were also frozen solid, with sensitive equipment encased in ice.BC Hydro spokeswoman Tanya Fish says crews finished repairs to the substations on Saturday night — a task that required equipment such as propane torches to melt the ice.She said efforts to restore power to the thousands of customers that were still in the dark Monday were being prioritized based on those who had been without electricity the longest.Environment Canada says there is a risk of more showers in the area, which could turn to freezing rain Tuesday night.The weather agency says temperatures are expected to remain at the freezing mark before temperatures begin to rise Wednesday.last_img read more

NB teen with cancer who inspired good deeds to be honoured by

first_imgRIVERVIEW, N.B. – A New Brunswick teenager with terminal cancer is being honoured by Governor General Julie Payette with a Meritorious Service Decoration for inspiring people around the world to do good deeds.Becca Schofield gained national attention in December 2016 when she posted a message on Facebook asking people to perform acts of kindness and post them on social media with the hashtag #BeccaToldMeTo.The Riverview teen had put the request on her bucket list of things to do before she died after getting a terminal cancer diagnosis.The Schofields told Global News they received a letter confirming the decoration in December, noting that a presentation ceremony will be held at a later date.“She feels very honoured,” said her mother, Anne Schofield. “Every award that she has received has touched her deeply.”The award was created by the Queen to recognize Canadians for “exceptional deeds that bring honour to our country.” Past recipients have included astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield (Ret’d) and Olympian Clara Hughes.Anne Schofield says she’s proud of her daughter and everything she has achieved.“It’s a little overwhelming, all this recognition that she’s getting for that small request that she’s made,” she said. “It’s amazing how one small request can affect so many people. It has a ripple effect.”She says her daughter is feeling better, but is often tired.“We know the journey is nearing its end,” she told Global. “We just take it one day at a time.”(Global News)last_img read more

Canadian wingsuit flyer dies as parachute fails authorities

first_imgSwiss police say a Canadian wingsuit flyer has died after crashing when his parachute failed to open.Police in northeastern St. Gallen canton (state) said the 38-year-old man took off from the Hinterrug peak on Thursday afternoon.They say that for unknown reasons, the man’s parachute failed to open as he came in to land, and he crashed into a forest.Police say the man, who wasn’t identified, died at the scene.They say that due to the densely wooded area, a winch recovery was not possible and the man’s body had to be recovered by a team of officers.A spokesman for Global Affairs Canada said Canadian consular officials in Bern are in touch with local authorities to gather more information on what happened.Philip Hannan says consular assistance is being provided to the family of the man who died.last_img read more

Its a witch hunt Trump after Mueller report clears him of Russian

first_imgWASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s strategist warned him not to fire FBI director James Comey. His advisors told him to stop tweeting about the Russia investigation. And his lawyers encouraged him to cooperate. Trump ignored them all, and could still claim vindication Thursday after the Mueller report cleared him of collusion charges. He beat back the investigation that threatened his presidency with constant attacks on investigators and the media, a canny narrative that denied obvious facts, nonstop trolling of opponents on Twitter, and a crafty legal stall. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIt was hugely risky, but it appears to have paid off — notwithstanding further investigations Congressional Democrats have promised into Trump’s alleged abuse of his authority. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report Thursday ruled that Trump’s campaign did not criminally conspire with Russians to skew the 2016 election, and drew no conclusion on allegations of obstruction. That allowed Trump’s hand-picked Attorney General Bill Barr to declare the president fully cleared. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”As I have been saying all along, NO COLLUSION – NO OBSTRUCTION!” Trump tweeted in a fist-pump of victory. Trump began his campaign well before Mueller arrived, denying during 2016 that Russia was interfering in the election, even though US spy chiefs said they were. He could have just accepted it, but the claim marred his election victory. So he called it “fake news” and said the intelligence community was out to undermine him. He made things worse in May 2017 when, angered by the ongoing probe into Russian meddling, he fired Comey. The result was Mueller’s appointment to lead the Russia investigation, expanding it to include obstruction of justice. “This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked,” Trump said that day, according to Mueller’s report. But the next day, he switched gears into offense, launching a grinding public relations war guided mostly by his own instincts. “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” he tweeted. It was pure Trump style — weaving a narrative that struck a chord with his supporters and riled his opponents. The Russia allegations were a hoax, he alleged, Democrats were trying to avenge Hillary Clinton’s election defeat, and Comey and Mueller were corrupt. With Fox News, influential with the political right, echoing his claims, voters who formed Trump’s electoral base bought the story of a “witch hunt.” Trump often proved his own enemy. His staff struggled to block his orders to remove Mueller, which could have resulted in impeachment. His constant attacks on Mueller’s investigators, the Justice Department, and potential witnesses against him bolstered the allegations of obstruction. And his legal team was in constant turmoil, wrestling with a client who didn’t follow advice or tell them the truth. Early members of the team wanted to cooperate with Mueller, seeing that as the president’s best option. But for Trump, it was not about law, but image, and the best approach was guerilla warfare fought through the media and Twitter. With Mueller’s investigators closing in on the White House in early 2018, Trump churned his team, recruiting attorneys who would fight back. He hired Rudy Giuliani, a fellow New Yorker who like Trump saw the challenge as a street fight. Giuliani fed reporters tidbits behind the scenes and went on television with tactical denials and counterattacks that may have had little real substance but supported Trump’s claim that he was under political assault.last_img read more

Essaouira Signs Tourism Deal with Shengzhou China at Tea Conference

Rabat – Essaouira and Shengzhou, a city in eastern China, signed a memorandum of cooperation on Friday, March 22, to promote friendship, cooperation, and exchanges of experience in areas such as tourism, culture, transport, the environment, and digital technology.Hicham Jabari, the mayor of Essaouira, and Yan Gang, the mayor of Shengzhou, signed the agreement at the first International Shaoxing (Shengzhou) Green Tea Conference. Trade between China and Essaouira dates back to the 18th century, when Chinese tea arrived in Essaouira and then was distributed to other ports in Morocco and West Africa, Jabbari said. Jabbari also mentioned other cooperation prospects for Essaouira, one of Morocco’s most popular beach cities. “We are thinking of the city of Essaouira as an ecological city, and we are thinking of a framework for cooperation to lead to the adoption of electric buses” in Essaouira.In a speech at the opening of the conference, Mourad El Ayachi, Morocco’s deputy ambassador to China, welcomed the signing of the memorandum.El Ayachi stressed the importance of developing economic and cultural interactions between the two cities, improving mutual exchanges and creating conditions for “win-win” cooperation.He also referred to the long-standing friendship between the peoples of the two countries, which dates back to the 14th century, during the visit of the Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta to China.Morocco, the world’s largest importer of green tea in 2017, accounted for 25 percent of the total export volume of the tea industry in China, according to Moroccan news outlet Medi 1. read more

Seven dead 20000 affected 5 missing as of this afternoon

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the affected families will be given compensation. Meanwhile the Department of Meteorology said that the deep depression in the Arabian Sea, to the west of Sri Lanka was located 300km to the west of Colombo by this afternoon. It is likely to develop in to a cyclonic storm within next few hours and move further away from the island. As a result it’s effects on the country is expected to lessen gradually by tomorrow. (Colombo Gazette) The military has been deployed to assist in the rescue and recovery operations. Seven people have been reported dead, 20,000 affected and five people are missing as of this afternoon following the heavy rains.Several families among those affected have been displaced in various parts of the country. read more

Sri Lanka monitors arrest of 131 suspected Sri Lankans in Malaysia

At present, investigations are still underway, and officials of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Malaysia are working closely with the relevant Malaysian authorities in this connection. The remaining 4 persons have been arrested under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act of 2007 and are also detained. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it has been receiving media queries relating to news reports regarding the arrest ​and detention ​ of Sri Lankans in Malaysia.The Royal Malaysian Police Special Branch has confirmed that 131 persons believed to be Sri Lankans have been detained at Tanjung Gamoh, Sedili, in Johor Baru on 1 May 2018. Out of the 131 persons, 127 have been arrested under the Immigration Act 1959/63. They are presently detained at Pekan Nenas Immigration Detention Centre in Johor Baru. While the identities of the 131 persons are still in the process of being determined, initial information indicate that 43 of the 131 persons arrested hold identity cards issued by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)​.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that further information regarding the individuals arrested will be shared when available, and as appropriate, respecting the need to ensure that information thus shared does not jeopardize the investigations that are presently underway. (Colombo Gazette) read more

TSX likely to benefit from stronger economies if lawmakers avoid fiscal cliff

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 27, 2012 1:47 pm MDT TSX likely to benefit from stronger economies if lawmakers avoid fiscal cliff AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Toronto stock market may be in for improved performance following a lacklustre 2012 if the U.S. and Chinese economies revive next year and boost prices for commodities and resource stocks.But much depends on whether Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D.C., can find a compromise to avoid steep tax increases and significant spending cuts that are set to kick in automatically early in 2013.Analysts have warned that the shock of going over the so-called fiscal cliff would halt already tepid global economic growth in its tracks and likely push the U.S. back into recession.“This is very much a binary event that we’re watching unfold,” said Andrew Pyle, investment adviser with ScotiaMcLeod in Peterborough, Ont.“There is no in-between on this. It’s either going to be bad or it’s going to be great for the market.”The TSX is set to finish 2012 trading with a slight gain of about 3.5 per cent following an 11 per cent slide in 2011.Losses on the resource-heavy Toronto market were highlighted by weakness in the base metals sector, which slid nearly 10 per cent — primarily because of lower demand from China as the government slowed economic growth to bring inflation down from unacceptably high levels.Similarly, the energy sector sustained a drop of about eight per cent as slowing economic conditions left the world awash in crude oil.Gold stocks were also a significant drag for the Canadian stock markets as miners contended with higher costs for extracting the previous metal. The TSX’s global gold index fell about 19 per cent.The financial sector, another major pillar of the TSX, has fared better. It ends 2012 about 13 per cent higher after the six biggest banks posted record profits — roughly $30 billion for 2012 on about $107 billion in revenue, compared with $25 billion on $98 billion in revenue in 2011.But analysts warn that growth in Canadian retail banking, a key strength for the sector over the past several years, will likely slow in 2013 amid record consumer debt levels and a cooling housing market.At the same time, market watchers are confident that U.S. lawmakers will arrive at a framework for avoiding the fiscal crisis by the beginning of 2013 deadline although a comprehensive deal on taxes and spending cuts will likely take longer.“We’re of the view that there will be some kind of an agreement and at the end of the day, there will be some tax increases and some spending cuts,” said Robert Gorman, chief portfolio strategist at TD Waterhouse.“So you will end up with fiscal drag, which will to some degree likely reduce growth modestly but won’t go over the proverbial cliff.”The eurozone will continue to weigh on global markets. The region’s debt crisis has resulted in recessions for several countries that use the euro as governments in Spain, Greece, Italy and Portugal deliver tough austerity measures.“For anyone out there that’s expecting a big turnaround in the eurozone or anything in Europe in 2013, they probably will be disappointed,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets specialist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“I think it’s going to be a lot more of the same as it relates to Europe and that means slow to no to maybe negative economic growth in the eurozone in 2013.”Even so, there are some real positives for the TSX this year.The drag on the U.S. economy created by whatever agreement lawmakers come to will be offset in part by the housing sector, which is expected to finally start making a contribution to economic growth.“That’s one of the key points,” said Gorman.He pointed to a huge drop in housing inventories, which are now down to 6.1 months from a high of 12 months at the worst of the downturn.He also noted that prices are still off around 30 per cent from the peak reached in 2006 and financing is still ultra-low with a 30-year mortgage going for around 3.5 per cent. Inventories are down quite sharply.“Historically in the U.S. if you look at the history of coming out of recession, housing has historically contributed fully 13 per cent of all US GDP growth,” said Gorman.“In this cycle, there has been no such contribution and 2013 will be the first of any significance.”Gorman also said the U.S. economy will benefit from a strengthening auto sector.China is also expected to be a plus for the TSX resource sector as economic growth in the world’s second-biggest economy finally started to pick up towards the end of 2012.Key manufacturing indexes finally moved into expansion territory and there was also positive factory output, retail sales and electricity consumption figures.“All of these things suggest economic growth could start moving higher as opposed to continuing to slide lower in China, that bodes quite well for the Canadian economy,” Fehr says.“It also bodes well for commodity prices and the resource sector.”After balancing the good and bad expected for 2013, performance on the TSX will be anything but red-hot.“It will be an OK year,” Gorman says.“In Toronto, I think we will probably do five per cent plus dividends — so five per cent, maybe a touch better.” read more

Ebola UN says experimental vaccine trials in West Africa could begin by

The UN World Health organization (WHO) also said “evidence is mounting that earlier messages about Ebola virus disease having no treatment, cure, or vaccines are no longer entirely accurate.”WHO cited a number of candidate vaccines were undergoing clinical trials as well as the first clinical trials of therapeutic – possibly curative – transfusions of whole blood or blood plasma from recovered patients that are scheduled to begin soon in Liberia, in line with WHO technical guidelines.At the end of a three-day visit to Sierra Leone, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin today called upon partners all over the world to work together to address the critical needs of those affected by the health crisis. In support of a unified efforts being carried out by the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), WFP has to date provided food assistance to 1.3 million people and is ramping up services to the whole humanitarian effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. “What I have learned in Sierra Leone is that the international community has made a lot of progress in meeting the needs of the victims of this crisis,” Ms. Cousin said. “But we all have more work to do. We need to scale up, we need to get better, we need to perform faster.”“We need to ensure that everyone joins together today to make the difference that is required to stop the spread of this deadly disease,” she said.Ms. Cousin also praised the courageous men and women battling the disease on the front lines. “What we don’t hear about are the stories of the men and women who have worked to address the challenges of the crisis,” she said, “They are the evidence that we can win this battle.”In Geneva today, WHO welcomed approval by Swissmedic, the Swiss regulatory authority for therapeutic products, for a second Swiss trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine.“The trial will be led by the University Hospitals of Geneva,” WHO said in a press release. “If judged safe, larger scale trials will be taken to African countries as early as January 2015.”The experimental vaccine will be tested on healthy volunteers, some of whom will be deployed as health care staff in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, according to WHO.“These trials show an almost unprecedented mobilization on the part of countries, health agencies and industry to pitch in and help to curb the Ebola epidemic,” said Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Innovation. “If the vaccines prove to be safe and effective and we move to production and distribution scale-up, this will be the fastest vaccine roll-out we have had in response to a public health emergency to date.”WHO also said its study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides evidence that supportive care, especially rehydration and correction of metabolic abnormalities, may contribute to patient survival.The study analyzed clinical data on 37 confirmed Ebola patients admitted for treatment at hospitals in Conakry, Guinea’s capital and most densely populated city. One of the strongest determinants of survival appears to be patient age, WHO said. Patients older than 40 years were nearly 3.5 times more likely to die than those aged less than 40. read more

Ky doctor testifies against Johnson and Johnson why hes antiopioid

Dr. Danesh Mazloomdoost was one of the experts called to the witness stand to testify about the addictive qualities in opioids.He is the Medical Director at Wellward Regenerative Medicine in Lexington. He said the his mission, as well as the mission of his practice is to find alternative solutions to pain.“We want to build the model of managing these conditions that does so in a more sustainable manner and does so without exposing patients to unnecessary risks,” Dr. Mazloomdoost said.Related Article: University of Kentucky gets $87 million to combat the opioid epidemicRisks like opioids for pain treatment.He said the trial’s outcome is only small victory.“It’s not even a drop in the bucket because with all the damage that has taken place, all the problems that have been created,” he said. “We have about three decades during which intelligent discourse around managing orthopedic and neurological pain problems essentially stopped.”And instead, have been replaced with using opioids as a cure-all, he said.In Kentucky, the attorney general has filed complaints against more than half a dozen pharmaceutical companies, including Johnson and Johnson.Dr. Mazloomdoost said his philosophy of alternative care has been the minority in the past, but he says he’s optimistic others will begin to realize the benefits to not falling on opioid prescriptions.“My hope is that this at least sets a precedence that we continue to build upon. We’re facing the larger scale issue of how do we approach health,” he said. LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington-native doctor testified against Johnson and Johnson in a lawsuit in Oklahoma.The lawsuit is the first of its kind in the nation to hold an opioid pharmaceutical company accountable.- Advertisement – read more

Dassault Systèmes releases Geovia InSite 44 and GEMS 66

first_imgInSite 4.4 aims to advance reconciliation capabilities for mining operations and GEMS 6.6 (pictured) has new tools for underground mine planners. The company says “InSite delivers advanced reconciliation tools to analyse the variance between planned and actual production, helping mines improve their operational efficiency, lower costs and gain greater confidence in their production data, resulting in better planning decisions.” GEMS provides collaborative geology and mine planning capabilities that support cross-functional teams involved in exploration, modelling, mine design, long-term planning, and production scheduling. With more mines moving underground, GEMS 6.6 introduces a new ramp design tool and other enhancements for underground mine planners.InSite 4.4 offers further advances for mine operations managers, engineers and geologists to quickly and effectively reconcile large quantities of production data.  Enhancements to Shift Management, Central Monitoring and the new Inspect and Correct feature, focus on helping users overcome the challenge of identifying variances and improving the reliability and confidence in their data between planned and actual production. This latest release makes it easier to justify and implement changes to models, engineering assumptions or operational processes to make plans more accurate and achievable.“In order to improve data integrity and eliminate islands of information, MATSA implemented Geovia InSite.  Timely, validated and correct production information is now available. Controlled reporting and data integration is automated and analysis of planned versus actual ore produced helps to ensure that the mine is operating within performance parameters. InSite introduces best reconciliation practises into our company allowing improvements to models, plans or processes, efficiency gains and improved product delivery,” stated Roberto Vargas, Advisor Mining Technical Solutions, Trafigura Mining Group (MATSA).InSite 4.4 highlights include:·         A new Inspect and Correct feature helps to uncover errors that may exist in operational data. Highly flexible and easy–to-use, the feature allows users to create various views of data and perform calculations on the different views to test the accuracy of the data and to make necessary corrections.·         Updates to the Shift Management module enable users to more accurately manage the detailed plan for each shift by closely monitoring near real-time progress of the plan through new views of the shift data and make ongoing amendments, as needed.·         Central Monitoring enhancements provide a new dimension for reconciliation by comparing the progress of operational activities against plan to quickly identify changes through an interactive map of the operation.The introduction of a new ramp design tool in the GEMS Tunnel Design Module vastly simplifies the current ramp design process by eliminating many small repetitive tasks, rolling them into one easy step. Offering a more agile workflow, GEMS users will also benefit from the ability to make changes throughout the design process, removing the need to start again when changes are necessary. Additionally, the Ramp Design tool saves time by selecting the most commonly used ramp styles from a range of pre-configured templates, allowing rapid evaluation and scheduling of your resource, enabling quicker overall mine design.Additional new features include:·         Regrade-a-line feature allows specified grade parameters to be preserved when moving lines or segments to new positions, eliminating the need to recreate them from scratch.·         Gradient Smoothing feature removes the need to manually digitise incrementally changing segments with the ability to merge intersections with an existing tunnel centreline so that line segments transition smoothly.·         Quick view options (XY,YZ,XZ buttons) allow the user to quickly navigate to axis-oriented views.“The new tools in GEMS are great – especially the quick views, which provide a more flexible and intuitive way to view data. The new Ramp Design and Regrade-a-line tools are also very helpful in reducing the time it takes to create ramp designs,” said Samuel Amoh, Mine Planning Engineer, Dundee Precious Metals.last_img read more

Alumina ceramic – an excellent electrical insulator being wear and high temperature

first_imgAlumina ceramic is one of the oldest of the ceramics used in engineering, due to its excellent electrical insulation properties together with high hardness and good wear resistance. Anderman Ceramics offers a wide range of Alumina Ceramic ranging from 60% to 99.99% alumina, using a variety of manufacturing methods and technology utilising extensive experience throughout the business.The colour of Alumina is somewhat grade dependant, but generally is white. Variations include a pink ceramic (88% alumina), or a brown ceramic (96% alumina). The colour derives from either the sintering impurities or additives in the raw materials. High purity alumina ceramics are ideal for a variety of environments including where resistance to wear and corrosive substances are required and it also contains excellent thermal stability, which means that it is widely used in areas where resistance to high temperatures is required.This material is a good choice one for alumina wear parts. The proven wear and heat resistance of alumina wear parts make them ideal for the manufacture of wear-resistant components.Alumina has a high melting point, high hardness and due to the relatively large coefficient of thermal expansion, thermal shock resistance is reduced.Alumina is an electrically insulating material, with a high electrical resistivity, increasing with purity.Good chemical stability of alumina leads to high corrosion resistance. It is insoluble in water and only slightly soluble in strong acid and alkaline solutions. Testing has shown that the low chemical solubility of alumina ceramics components makes them highly resistant to chemical corrosion. This is what makes high purity alumina the material of choice for components in a wide range of industrial applications.last_img read more

Fancy owning Rory Gallaghers amp or Michael Jacksons hat Theyre up for

first_imgALWAYS WANTED TO try on Michael Jackson’s fedora or perhaps you’d like to wear Madonna’s Live Aid jacket from 1985?At the end of the month, Whyte’s Auctioneers in Dublin is holding a ‘Rock and Pop’ auction, putting a whole host of great memorabilia from the music greats up for grabs.Among the big items will be an original Rory Gallagher amplifier, as well as a replica of his first Strat which is estimated value €5000-€7000. Rory Gallagher Fender Stratocaster Replica. Source: Whyte’s Auctioneers Dublin Rory Gallagher’s original backstage amplifier. Source: Whyte’s Auctioneers Dublin Michael Jackson material is also going to the highest bidder with his black Fedora hat up for grabs at an estimated €1,500-€2,000 or if Michael Jackson’s hat isn’t for you, what about Jon Bon Jovi’s? It’s worn and signed and selling for an estimated €200 – €300. Michael Jackson’s fedora Source: Whyte’s Auctioneers Jon Bon Jovi’s hat. Source: Whyte’s AuctioneersMadonna’s Live Aid jacket is also for sale at an estimated €500. Madonna’s Live Aid jacket Source: Whyte’s AuctioneersFor Elvis fans, for an estimated €800, you could own a signed postcard from ‘The King’ himself. Postcard signed by Elvis. Source: Whyte’s AuctioneersFollowers of The Beatles can buy the 1963 concert collection, which is signed by all members for an estimated €1,500 to €2,000. 1963 Dublin concert collection including autographs.An electric guitar from one of the best guitarist’s in the world – Slash, formerly of Guns N’ Roses, is also for sale for €300-€500.This photo of Art Garfunkel taken at Dublin Airport with Laurie Bird is also up sale, with the starting bid of €100. Art Garfunkel and Laurie Bird at Dublin Airport picOther items include memorabilia from U2, The Cranberries, Phil Lynott, Queen and the Boomtown Rats.If you want to check out what is up for sale Whyte’s Galleries on 28 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 will be holding viewings on Wednesday to Friday 28-30 May, 10am-6pm daily and also Saturday 31 May, 9am to 12 noon only.The auction will take place 31 May at 4pm.Here some more lots you can get your hands on: Source: Whyte’s Irish Art & Collectables Auctioneers/YouTubeRead: Francis Bacon triptych expected to make $80m at New York auction>Read: Letters from Jackie O to Irish priest go under the hammer>last_img read more

Antiwar activist to be arrested and jailed for Shannon Airport protest

first_imgThe irony of our conviction is that the very Air Navigation Act used to prosecute Margaretta and myself gives the Irish state the power to search all aircraft landing at Shannon.Farrell also praised the actions of TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly for their attempt to search a US military transport plane in Shannon last week that led to their arrest.Read: Margaretta D’Arcy to be released from Limerick Prison >Read: Margaretta D’Arcy has been jailed again for refusing to sign a bond > AN ACTIVIST WHO was convicted along with Magaretta D’Arcy is set to be arrested on Friday and will be imprisoned according to the Irish Anti-War Movement.Niall Farrell was handed a suspended sentence in June after being convicted of entering a part of Shannon Airport which is closed to the public.Farrell and D’Arcy were both fined and were also told to sign a bond promising that they would not trespass at the airport again. They refused to pay the fine or to sign the bond and D’Arcy was re-imprisoned a number of weeks ago before being released.After speaking to gardaí, Farrell has agreed to return to Ireland and surrender himself for arrest near the Liam Mellows statue on Eyre Square, Galway this coming Friday afternoon.The Galway Alliance Against War will hold a demonstrate at the monument at the time of Farrell’s arrest.In a statement released through the Galway Alliance Against War, Farrell claims that Shannon airport has been used to transport weapons from the US to Israel.“The failure of the authorities to search any US military planes suggests that this type of military equipment continues to travel freely through this airport,” he argues.last_img read more

Justin Kluivert wants to emulate Roma legend Totti

first_imgAS Roma’s new signing Justin Kluivert is hoping to follow in the footsteps of club legend Francesco Totti as he aims to prove his worth at the clubThe 19-year-old has joined the Serie A giants from Dutch side Ajax, after ending last season with 10 goals in 30 Eredivisie appearances.Kluivert, son of Dutch great Patrick, had been linked with moves to Manchester United and Barcelona over the past year but instead made the surprise switch to Roma in June for an initial fee of €17.25m.Speaking to the media in his official presentation, Kluivert outlined his aim to prove himself in Italy.On what his goal is at Roma, he told the club website: “It is to show myself, not only what I did in Holland but I want to do more. I want to show the world.“I am still young but I think I can learn a lot here. I can’t wait to get started in all the competitions and, yes, with the players we have I think we can do some great things this season,”“Going from Ajax to a big Italian club like Roma is a huge step forward for me. The club wants to improve, and I hope to improve as well with it. If we accomplish as a team and stay as a team we can bring Roma to an even higher level.”Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.PRESS CONFERENCE | ?️ | Justin Kluivert is currently being presented to the media at Trigoria by sporting director Monchi. Key quotes to follow… #ASRoma #Trigoria2018— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) July 19, 2018Kluivert will be using Totti as an inspiration to help him help become a success at Roma.“Totti is a legend here, a great player,” he said.“I look him to him. I want to be like him one day, to have the respect of the people – and you can only do that by showing it on the pitch with your feet.”Kluivert has signed a five-year deal at Roma.last_img read more

36000 Admissions In DU After Second CutOff List

first_imgNEW DELHI: More than 36,000 students have been admitted to the Delhi University after the second cut-off list, according to data shared by the varsity. After 751 withdrawals since the beginning of admissions, the number of admissions stand at 36,850, the varsity said. After the second cut-off, 3,069 cancellations have happened, it added. Saturday was the last day of admission after the second cut-off was announced Wednesday. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us According to Anju Srivastava, principal of the Hindu College, B.Com (Honours), BA (Honours) Economics and Physical Science have seen a high number of admissions. She said some withdrawals have happened and an analysis will be done Monday to see which courses will be closed for the third cut-off list. Manoj Khanna, principal of Ramjas College, said there have been around 200 cancellations, but there have been 850 admissions to over 1,400 seats. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Kamala Nehru College (KNC) has seen around 845 admissions to 940 seats, the college principal, Kalpana Bhakuni, said. She said BA (Honours) Sociology has seen a high number of admissions and the number of withdrawals has not been very high. However, she said courses like BA (Honours) Hindi, BA(Honours) Sanskrit, BA (Honours) English and BA (Honours) Journalism are likely to have third cut-offs. Advertise With Us KNC has also seen around 60 per cent admissions under the economically weaker section (EWS) category. The number of seats under the EWS category is 52, she said. Lady Shri Ram College has seen over 1,100 admissions and there are seats still available under B.Com (Honours) and Mathematics (Honours), college principal Suman Sharma said. This year, the varsity has effected a 10 per cent increase in seats to accommodate for the EWS category students. There has been a rise of close to 6,000 seats, taking the total number of seats for undergraduate courses to 62,000. Separate cut-offs for students belonging to the EWS category have been released by the varsity.last_img read more