Venezuela vows to reactivate Goodyear plant

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s government says it will reactivate an assembly line after U.S.-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber announced it will no longer produce tires in the crisis-wracked country.The socialist government said in a statement Tuesday that it aims to preserve some 1,160 jobs. The government has made similar pledges following other plant closures in the past only to see its efforts fall short.It called the Akron, Ohio-based company’s decision to halt production in the industrial city of Valencia illegal and vowed to pursue legal action against its Venezuelan executives for alleged “sabotage.”Goodyear is the latest international corporation to cease operations in Venezuela amid hyperinflation, price controls, U.S. financial sanctions and an economic contraction worse than the U.S. Great Depression.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Minnesota mans family sues Boeing over deadly plane crash

CHICAGO — The family a Minnesota man who died when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed last month has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Boeing, the manufacturer of the 737 Max aircraft that is was involved in the crash and is now being investigated by U.S. prosecutors.The suit was filed Monday in federal court in Chicago, where Boeing is based, on behalf of the family of Mucaad Hussein Abdalla, of St. Cloud, Minnesota. It’s the latest complaint in a growing number of claims against Boeing following two 737 Max crashes within six months.The lawyers representing Abdalla’s family allege that Boeing knew or had reason to suspect a malfunction of a new automated anti-stall system known as MCAS. The lawsuit says the company “actively concealed” the nature of the defects.Boeing declined to comment on the lawsuit.The Associated Press read more

Quest for artifacts in Port Rowan

Contractors rebuilding the Long Point Causeway next year will have to work around an archaeological dig.During an environmental assessment (EA) of the $12-million project last year, an 8.5-acre area south of the intersection of the causeway and Front Road was deemed archaeologically significant.A meticulous “Stage 3” dig is planned for either side of the causeway in this area. The area to be explored measures 375 metres north and south and 30 metres east and west.The archaeological end of the (EA) was overseen by Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Services of Toronto and Burlington.Archaeologists knew going in that this area has heritage potential. Six archaeological sites within a kilometre of the causeway are registered with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.One of them is known as the Reimer Site. It was filed with the province in 1968. Test pits in the causeway construction zone turned up dozens of primitive flint tools and flakes resulting from stone tool-making. The archaeological consultants found so much material that a site exploration has been ordered.“The Stage 2 results are consistent with previous studies that show the site occupation to be spread widely across the Lake Erie shoreline, which is not unexpected given that the area has been used intermittently for upward of 10,000 years,” Archaelogical and Cultural Heritage Services says in its report.The consultants suspect the study area is an unexplored extension of the Reimer Site. The survey undertaken 50 years ago concluded that artifacts in the area are “paleo-Indian.”That would place them in the archaic period of the Woodland aboriginal occupation. These were the first aboriginal inhabitants in this part of Ontario. The paleo-Indian period dates to about 9500 B.C., which is shortly after the last of the glaciers receded from the Great Lakes basin at the end of the last Ice Age.The EA for the causeway project was overseen by environmental consulting firm Parsons of London.In his presentation to Norfolk council on April 23, Parsons spokesperson Henry Huotari said contractors will have to find a way to work around the site until the province is satisfied it has surrendered its secrets.“This is going to be a lengthy process,” Huotari said. “It will take months. A lot depends on how many people they throw out there. There will be 10 to 20. But it will be handwork.”In their report, the archaeological consultants describe the painstaking examination ahead for this “large, multi-component lithic scatter.”“This site will be excavated by hand, placing one-metre square units in a 10-metre grid across the site, with additional units amounting to 40 percent of the grid total,” the report says.“These will be placed in areas of interest around units of high artifact counts or other significant areas of the site. The test units should be excavated five centimetres into the sterile subsoil and soil fills screened through six-millimetre wire mesh to facilitate artifact recovery. The sterile subsoil should be troweled and all soil profiles examined for undisturbed cultural deposits.”The report assures the county there will be no further archaeological surprises.The rest of the causeway between Port Rowan and Long Point is of no interest because the land has been dug up and restructured for modern-day uses. Put another way, anything of heritage interest in the road allowance was destroyed or displaced long ago.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Security Council team in Côte dIvoire urges steps towards reconciliation

In Côte d’Ivoire’s major city, Abidjan, French Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sablière said the 14-member delegation had raised questions about the impediments to reconciliation during meetings with President Laurent Gbagbo and with Prime Minister Seydou Elimane Diarra.The UN has set up an Independent Commission of Inquiry for Côte d’Ivoire to investigate allegations of serious human rights violations between mid-September 2002 and the signing of Linas-Marcoussis in January 2003. It has also received a report on alleged atrocities committed during demonstrations in Abidjan and the capital, Yamoussoukro, in late March of this year.The Security Council expects all the Ivorian parties to carry out the responsibilities they have pledged to shoulder, the French Permanent Representative to the UN said. “The goal is shared by all and by the President: free, open and transparent elections should take place in October 2005 and Linas-Marcoussis is the means by which the goal of these elections can be reached.”The UN has fulfilled its pledges with respect to Côte d’Ivoire, he said. “It is now important that the different Ivorian parties fulfil theirs,” he said.All members of the Council except the Russian Federation are taking part in the West African fact-finding mission. The team is scheduled to travel next to Liberia. read more

Mt Gox bitcoin exchange looks into criminal complaint blames theft by hacking

FILE – In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo, Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, sitting at second right, attends a press conference at the Justice Ministry in Tokyo. The Tokyo bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox that filed for bankruptcy protection blamed theft through hacking for its losses Monday, March 3, 2014, and said it was looking into a criminal complaint.(AP Photo/Kyodo News, File) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange looks into criminal complaint, blames theft by hacking for bankruptcy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Mar 3, 2014 1:05 am MDT TOKYO – The Tokyo bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy protection blamed theft through hacking for its losses Monday, and said it was looking into a criminal complaint.In an announcement posted on the Mt. Gox exchange’s website, CEO Mark Karpeles outlined the events that resulted in the company’s insolvency and said there was a “high probability” theft was behind the disappearance of bitcoins.“We will make all efforts to ensure that crimes are punished and damages recovered,” Karpeles said.He said Mt. Gox will try to resume business as a way of increasing repayments to its creditors.The online exchange was unplugged early last week as rumours of its insolvency swirled, adding to doubts about the viability of bitcoins overall. Its woes are a setback for bitcoin, a virtual currency that has grown in popularity since its 2009 creation as a way to make transactions across borders without third parties such as banks.Bitcoin has also become a highly speculative form of investing. But it has comes with risks, as the Mt. Gox debacle has illustrated, partly because bitcoins are not regulated by central banks or other financial authorities.The statement said illegal access to Mt. Gox in early February abused a bug in its computer system.It also said “large discrepancies” were found between the amount of cash held in financial institutions and the amount deposited by users, meaning that about 2.8 billion yen ($28 million) was unaccounted for.Karpeles said Friday that 750,000 bitcoins deposited by users and another 100,000 belonging to the company disappeared. That would amount to about $425 million at recent prices.He repeated the bitcoin numbers in Monday’s statement but said also the complete extent is not yet known.A huge number of transactions must be investigated for a variety of problems to establish the truth, Karpeles said.Mt. Gox set up a call centre at a Tokyo telephone number, open during business hours Monday through Friday, to answer any queries.Karpeles promised to co-operate with the authorities in Japan and overseas in ongoing investigations, and said an expert had been asked to investigate a possible criminal complaint.“All efforts will now be made to restore the business and recover damages to repay debts to creditors. We hope for the understanding and co-operation of all,” he said.Bitcoin proponents have insisted that Mt. Gox is an isolated case, caused by the company’s technological failures.Mt. Gox said its liabilities totalled 6.5 billion yen ($65 million), while its assets totalled 3.8 billion yen ($38 million).A class-action lawsuit was filed in a U.S. federal court in Chicago last week, which claims users had not been properly protected from the exchange’s security breach and instead were told false information, causing the loss of millions of dollars of their bitcoins.__Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at twitter.com/yurikageyama read more

Commentary Buckeye pride survives winters cold at Frozen Diamond Faceoff

Ohio State’s alma mater “Carmen Ohio” states that the bond between Buckeyes and this university lasts through “summer’s heat or winter’s cold.” Never has this been more true than at Sunday’s Frozen Diamond Faceoff. OSU fans have been known to travel to support their team, but rarely does such travel involve braving frigid temperatures for hours at a time. Yet temperatures in the mid-20s didn’t deter Buckeye fans from traveling to Cleveland from across the state and beyond to cheer on the OSU men’s hockey team as they took on Michigan in Ohio’s first-ever outdoor college hockey game. Even as the Wolverines cooled the Buckeyes off on the ice, 4-1, fans stayed put through wind and cold at Progressive Field. And it wasn’t just the fans who showed their dedication to the team. The OSU athletic band performed throughout the game, even performing “Script Ohio” on ice. Though they faced some challenges playing their instruments in freezing temperatures, their enthusiasm never deflated as they performed OSU staples throughout the game. Some band members even opted to keep their mouthpieces in their pockets to keep them warm when they weren’t playing, but when I spoke with them, there were no complaints about the cold. There was only excitement to be playing at such a historic event. The cheerleaders, likewise, trudged through a snow-covered baseball diamond to lead cheers and keep the crowd engaged as the sun set and temperatures continued to drop. The game itself was a spectacle unlike any other I’ve experienced during my time at OSU. The players, it seemed, were in awe of the experience, but their play didn’t have the same fire that many OSU hockey fans have come to expect from the No. 2-ranked team this season. But what the team lacked, the crowd made up for. As Michigan answered OSU’s only goal with two goals of its own in a 28-second period to cap the scoring, the crowd stayed put even though OSU’s hopes for a win had deflated. The final buzzer signaled an OSU fan’s worst nightmare ­— a Michigan victory, but the band still sounded the starting notes of “Carmen Ohio.” In perhaps the only appropriate finale to such an event, the team, the cheerleaders, the band and the fans linked together and sang out the words to the alma mater that they had lived out firsthand. OSU fans have proven their loyalty through “summer’s heat” time and time again. But Sunday, despite a loss to an archenemy, despite the fact that their mouths froze to their instruments and despite the fact that many probably couldn’t feel their toes, OSU fans proved their loyalty through “winter’s cold.” read more

PPP mounts legal challenge over alterations to Local Authority Areas

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCorrect legal deficiencies in Local Authority Areas PPP urges Bulkan in face of legal challengeSeptember 12, 2018In “latest news”Court rules against PPP in challenge against LAAs alteration, Party to appealNovember 10, 2018In “Court”LLA alteration…AG’s jurisdiction application has no merit – Nandlall tells courtSeptember 28, 2018In “latest news” PPP GECOM Commissioner Bibi ShadickThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday filed a legal challenge in the High Court to, among other things, halt the Communities Minister’s alterations to the Local Authority Areas (LLA) which the Opposition has long contended were changed to skew the voting support within areas outlined as their strongholds.This is even though the subject Minister, Ronald Bulkan, has maintained that everything he did was above board.Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall filed the Fixed Date Application (FDA) on behalf of PPP Guyana Elections Commissioner (GECOM) Commissioner, Bibi Shadick.The Applicant filed judicial review proceedings in the High Court against decisions of named respondents, Communities Minister Bulkan and Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield.Nandlall told reporters on Monday that the PPP’s action is not geared at delaying the entire Local Government Elections set for November 12 but rather; elections in the contested Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) could be rescheduled until the outcome of the court case.Former Attorney General Anil NandlallIn the writ seen by this publication, the Applicant is seeking a several orders which seek to bring the Communities Minister’s alterations into the conformity with Local Democratic Organs Act, Chapter 28:09.In so doing, the Applicant is petitioning the court to have Bulkan’s orders declared null and void.The Applicant made an application for an Order or Writ of Certiorari to quash Bulkan’s order of holding elections of seven NDCs without first issuing an Order under the Local Democratic Organs Act, to identify the NDCs by name, boundaries, and number of members.These NDCs are Moruka/Phoenix Park; Kitty/Providence; Nile/Cozier; Lamaha/Yarrowkabra; Hauraruni/Yarrowkabra; Plegt Anker/Kortberaad; and Wyburg/Caracas.The Applicant is also seeking two Orders of Certiorari against GECOM CEO Lowenfield. The first moves to quash the Commission CEO’s decision to fix the exterior boundaries in respect to the said seven NDCs, adding that the move was an abuse of power, illegal and constitutes a “usurpation of the statutory functions” of Minister Bulkan.Minister of Communities, Ronald BulkanA second Certiorari order wants to quash his decision to demarcate constituency boundaries within the said seven NDCs on grounds that his actions did not first involve the consultations of electors and stakeholders which include political parties. In this regard, Shadick views Lowenfield’s actions as irregular or improper exercise of discretion, in bad faith, or having cited irregular consideration, adding that it has no legal effect since this would be a violation of Article 13 of Guyana’s Constitution.More than that, Shadick is seeking an Order or Writ of Mandamus to compel Minister Bulkan, under the Local Democratic Organs Act, to establish the boundaries and number of members in respect to the Municipality of Mahdia and other eight other LLAs so that elections could be held by November 12. These would be Aranaputa/Upper Burro-Burro; Moruka/Phoenix Park; Kitty/Providence; Nile/Cozier; Lamaha/Yarrowkabra; Hauraruni/Yarrowkabra; Plegt Anker/Kortberaad; Wyburg/Caracas.With regard to the aforementioned NDCs, the Applicant is seeking another Order of Mandamus for Lowenfield for him to hold consultations with stakeholders on the establishment of constituency boundaries within the said Local Authority Areas.The Applicant’s final Order or Writ of Mandamus wants Lowenfield to also hold consultations in relation to the re-demarcation of constituency boundaries in Rose Hall and Rose Hall and 13 NDCs.These are Evergreen/Paradise; Aberdeen/Zorg-en-Vlygt; Malgre Tout/Meerzorgen; La Grange/Nismes; Toevlugt/Patentia; Caledonia/Good Success; Woodlands/Farm; Mahaicony/Abary; Zeelust/Rosignol; Blairmont/Gelderland; Ordnance Fortlands/Number 38 Village; Adventure/Bushlot; and Numbers 52-74.Shadick is also seeking the State to pay her court costs in addition to seeking other orders, directions or writs as the court sees fit. Her grounds are that Bulkan failed to issue an order to identify the said boundaries under the Local Democratic Organs Act, making his actions null and void.She meanwhile said that Lowenfield went beyond his exercise of discretion re-demarcating the existing constituency boundaries as outlined in the orders sought before the court.The writ also outlines that the purported establishment of seven NDCs without complying with the provisions of the Local Democratic Organs Act is unlawful, ultra vires, null, void and of no effect. She said too that Lowenfield acted with authorisation in this regard, while adding that Minister Bulkan unilaterally made changes to the number of seats in 14 Local Authority Areas.The PPP has expressed its concern over the recent decision to declare Mahdia in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) a new town. In fact, the party believes that the changes might be a ploy by the coalition Government to have a stronger showing at Local Government Elections.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan however said on Monday afternoon that he was not fazed by the PPP’s legal suit. He told reporters that everything that was executed was done lawfully and above board, signalling that he was not too concerned about the PPP filing its motion.“They’re on record saying that the Minister has the authority to determine the size of Councils and that it all I did. I don’t see why I should be fazed because I’m acting lawfully and legally,” he said.The Minister also rejected the PPP’s claims that he violated Article 13 of the Constitution as outlined in Shadick’s suit. This section speaks to inclusionary democracy. read more

ecom instruments and Intermec announce new intrinsically safe handheld mobile computer

first_imgThe i.roc Ci70 -Ex offers unique industry-firsts among intrinsically safe mobile computers. It is the first product offering resulting from the strategic partnership between Intermec and ecom instruments announced in December 2011. The new i.roc Ci70 -Ex will be exclusively sold and distributed by ecom. It is the latest edition of the award-winning i.roc series of handhelds from ecom and the first to be jointly engineered and developed with Intermec. A new paradigm in intrinsically safe mobile computing, the t offers an unmatched feature set among hazardous environment computers, carries the widest range of explosion-hazardous area approvals worldwide, and is fully compatible with applications originally developed for Intermec 70 series devices operating under Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5.3.Key features include:Comprehensive wireless networking capabilities–including WWAN (3G CDMA or UMTS via the Qualcomm Gobi 3000 embedded module), WLAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n), and Bluetooth 2.1 allow for flexible data exchange even in areas with challenging reception conditionsAdvanced, long-range bar code imaging technology pioneered by Intermec and now adapted for intrinsically safe environmentsRadio Frequency Identification (RFID) capability is achieved through modular design that support a wide range of frequencies, from low to ultra-high LF to UHF and ISO Standard frequenciesLike other devices built from the 70 series platform, the i.roc Ci70 -Ex is fully compatible with Intermec Development Library tools and applicationsA wide range of peripherals and accessories make the i.roc Ci70 -Ex a truly complete enterprise business solution.In addition to ecom’s worldwide service support, this device carries global certifications from NEC to ATEX and IECEx. Providing intrinsically safe mobile computing expertise for more than 25 years, the strategic partnership with Intermec leverages more than a 40 year legacy of innovation in rugged enterprise solutions to provide an uncompromising product to meet the demands of the industry’s toughest environments. Combining Intermec’s leadership in rugged mobile computing solutions with ecom’s expertise in hazardous environment computing, this new product is ready to face the most challenging applications.“Today’s mission-critical hazardous area operations demand mobile computing solutions without compromising on current industry-leading technologies,” said Rolf Nied, President of ecom instruments. “Intermec and ecom combined their engineering expertise to integrate these state of the art technologies into this cutting-edge intrinsically safe handheld solution.”“The i.roc Ci70 -Ex offers a best-in-class answer to the growing demand for specialized communications solutions for use in hazardous environments,” said Earl Thompson, Intermec Senior Vice President, Mobile Solutions Business Unit. “Already equipped with the various worldwide certifications required for explosive atmospheres, this product offers a rugged, efficient and reliable mobile computing solution to empower enterprises in these critical markets.”The flexible i.roc Ci70 -Ex design was influenced to a high degree according to end user requirements and customer needs.Michael M. Haley, Technology Consultant, BP Chief Technology Office stated, “At BP, we believe technology can make a significant impact on the enterprise. We focus on a few technologies with immediate impact that will also benefit long-term business needs. The integration of current and emerging RF communications for large industrial sites could yield greater efficiencies for business operations.”“Explosive environments are among the harshest and most challenging environments in which to operate mobile computing and communications devices. In the i.roc Ci70 -Ex, Intermec, a leading rugged mobile computer vendor, and ecom instruments, a leader in the field of intrinsic safety, have co-developed a uniquely differentiated intrinsically safe rugged handheld computer targeted at these environments. What is especially compelling about this device is that it conforms to all key global certifications – from NEC to ATEX and IECEx – making a truly global platform,” David Krebs, VP Mobile & Wireless at VDC Research.last_img read more

Bastian Rutschmann in FA Goppingen from 201112

Experienced German goalkepper, Bastian Rutschmann (28) signed two years contract with Frisch Auf Goppingen. Rutschmann’s performances in TV Bittenfeld, the team from 2. Bundesliga, showed to FAG coach, Velimir Petković, that he can be usefull part of the team for the next period:– With Enid (Tahirović) that will be a quality duo – said Petković for the German press.FA Goppingen has a good results in the last few years. This season, traditional team is again in the TOP 6 of the German handball, maybe ready for the fight for the EHF Champions League places? Bastian RutschmannEnid TahirovićFA Goppingen HandballVelimir Petkovic ← Previous Story Dragan Gajić on his way to Montpellier? Next Story → Marko Vujin for Handball-Planet: “My wish for 2011 – Kiel”

Carmella filmed this week for future WWE project Raven on Sonya Deville

first_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Kristin Cavallari Won’t Take The Blame For Her Instagram Post Eddie Hearn Twitter WWE SmackDown Results Are In For 2019 RT @SonyaDevilleWWE: Channeling my inner @theraveneffect pic.twitter.com/ur2qKAT08yYou could have chosen from a million people, well not a million, but.. you get it… Anyway, you chose me, and I am humbled & honored.Thank you!— Raven (@theraveneffect) July 12, 2018Deville responded with.Glad I could do ya justice! https://t.co/AvUBKQODV7— Daria Berenato (@SonyaDevilleWWE) July 12, 2018Raven currently hosts a weekly podcast called “The Raven Effect” on Chris Jericho’s network of podcasts on Westwood One.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE SmackDown Results Are In For 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Videos Articles WWE announces Mixed Tag Team Match for 24/7 Championship to open RAW tonight Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Videos Articles Videos Articles Facebook The following was posted on Instagram earlier this week by Joey Maloney.Malhoney, who handles digital production for WWE, noted that Smackdown Women’s Champion Carmella was being filmed for a future WWE project. Carmella replaces Dolph Ziggler, will appear at Oz Comic-Con in Australia Google+ Now Playing Up Next The latest body positive movement on Instagram WWE’s Chris Jericho Cast In Kevin Smith’s Horror Movie Sonya Deville Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE Braun Strowman Raven on Sonya Deville impersonating himFormer WWE, WCW, ECW and TNA star Raven posted the following on Twitter in response to WWE star Sonya Deville dressing up as him for a recent photo shoot that Smackdown talent did of ECW legends.RT @SonyaDevilleWWE: Channeling my inner @theraveneffect pic.twitter.com/ur2qKAT08yIt’s funny, when asked who should play me in a movie (which of course will never happen) I always say Kristin Stewart…However, if it was a wrestler playing me,@SonyaDevilleWWE is perfection!— Raven (@theraveneffect) July 12, 2018last_img read more

RTC to weigh in on tolling in letter to Oregon officials

first_imgMembers of the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council agreed Tuesday to join the Vancouver City Council in sending a letter to the Oregon Transportation Commission expressing its thoughts on tolling and project development.The RTC’s vote, however, elicited some debate. Some members urged the RTC to take a stronger stance instead of simply requesting future involvement in value-pricing discussions.Clark County Councilor Eileen Quiring ultimately voted in favor of the letter but argued that Oregon doesn’t plan to include Washington in its proposal.“I don’t think they care,” Quiring said. “It saddens me to say that, but I honestly don’t think they care.”She was joined by Clark County Councilor Jeanne Stewart in remarking that the RTC board should have been more involved in the process before now.“I don’t feel like we’re dealing on an equal par. I feel like we’re reacting to someone else’s proposal,” Stewart said. “I think the RTC needs a stronger approach than that — than to just be complacent and say tolling is inevitable. That’s not how partnerships are formed.”last_img read more

Tariff Talk

first_imgTariffs are back in the media spotlight—which means soybean growers are, as well. Soy leaders at the state and national levels have fielded scores of interviews this week regarding the U.S.-China trade war, its impact on them, and why our China trade relationship is so critical. Here’s a partial round-up of soy farmers in the news:Trump says U.S. farmers will ‘do better’ from tariffs The Latest: Trump threatens more action in China trade fight Republicans Balk at More Tariffs as Trump Mulls More Farm Aid American Soybean Farmer Discusses How The Trade War With China Is Affecting Him Trump wants a 2020 fight over tariffs. That will test the patience of his baseFarmers get impatient with Trump’s trade war: ‘This can’t go on’ For American Farmers, China’s Soy Tariffs Are Least Of Their Worries Farmer: Payment from Trump administration was a ‘band-aid’ ‘No End in Sight’ for Farmers Feeling Pain of Trump’s Trade War Trade war: Trump says US-China relations remain ‘very strong’ Trump says farmers will be some of the ‘biggest beneficiaries’ of the trade war as he floats billions in ag aid Soybean farmer discusses impact of China trade talks US farmers who sell to China feel pain of Beijing’s tariffs Donald Trump’s plan to buy US$15 billion of crops for humanitarian aid does not thrill farmers Literal Cost of the Trade War Ag sector needs China trade resolution Escalating trade war causing anxiety in America’s heartland U. S. farmers yearn for normal trade with China — soybean association chief U.S. soy growers call for talks, not tariffs Midwest farmers feel pain of trade war with China Who gets hurt by China’s new tariffs on American goods? Farmers and chemical makerslast_img read more

Vancouver drug dealer kept stash in young daughters room

first_imgA Vancouver cocaine dealer who prosecutors said stored his drugs in his 3-year-old daughter’s bedroom was sentenced Tuesday to 16 years and eight months in federal prison.Curtiss Lee Deskins, 37, pleaded guilty Sept. 10 to possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm.In handing down his sentence in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, Judge Robert Bryan called Deskins a career offender. The defendant has 13 prior felony convictions, including seven for drug trafficking, two for unlawful possession of a firearm and four for assaults, including one 1994 event in which he shot his girlfriend in the stomach. She lived and he was convicted of second-degree assault.Deskins’ sentence also includes five years of supervised release.Deskins was arrested March 6, 2009, in Oregon after being caught selling crack to an undercover officer, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle. That same day, officers searched Deskins’ Vancouver home and found crack cocaine in his daughter’s bedroom. Officers with the FBI, Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office also found a loaded Glock 9mm semiautomatic pistol and a loaded .223 caliber semiautomatic rifle in his bedroom, prosecutors said. “Deskins sold crack and used the home he shared with his wife and three young children as the headquarters of his criminal operations,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Dion said in a statement. “In short, in 2009, Curtiss Deskins was armed and ready to kill.”Deskins was also prosecuted in Oregon in connection with the cocaine deal and received a 10-year sentence there. It will run concurrently with his 200-month sentence, according to the press release.last_img read more

Mobile Music Therapy Hummly App Will Chill You Out

first_img Chill Out With Humm.ly Music Therapy App mobile-music-therapy-hummly-app-will-chill-you-out Twitter Mobile Music Therapy: Humm.ly App Will Chill You Out Facebook Email News This app might be first ever to use professional music therapy, integrated with music and health data, to help your moods and be more mindfulPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 24, 2017 – 1:17 pm Music and wellness are a natural fit. For example, studies have shown that 30 minutes a day at work spent listening to desired music on-demand boosts cognition among I.T. workers. The Humm.ly wellness app, for iOS at iTunes, was designed to integrate many insights like that from consulting music therapists as well as from founder Joanna Yu’s previous years in music.Working in affiliation with American Music Therapy Association certified professionals, Yu brings strong music production chops from her native China and data smarts from her U.S. college degree in applied mathematics. Now studying to be a music therapist herself, Yu expects Humm.ly will help her larger task as an advocate for wellness.Choosing music to adjust mood for an increased sense of wellbeing seems likely to grow on the scientific and medical side of digital engagement, while on the consumer side, streaming music services increasingly supply a universal jukebox in daily life. Humm.ly could be balanced at just the right point.Chris Cornell: Music Therapy Program Established In Seattlelast_img read more

Air India offers new discount scheme to woo passengers

first_imgGovernment-owned carrier Air India on Saturday announced an all-inclusive airfare of Rs. 1,499 to passengers on all domestic routes. The limited-period scheme is valid between May 21 and 25.Passengers can book their tickets for travel between July and September 30, 2016. The AI offer comes close on the heels of similar discounts by other domestic carriers such as SpiceJet and Air Asia India.”Under super sale offer, Flyers can book tickets at attractive fares starting from Rs. 1,499 (all inclusive) on domestic network,” Press Trust of India quoted Air India as saying in a statement.Two quarters i.e. January to March and July to September are typically considered the season that witnesses lack of travel demand from passengers. Last week, budget carrier SpiceJet announced a three-day sale of airfares with domestic base-fare starting from Rs. 511 and international base-fare starting from Rs. 2,111 to mark its 11th anniversary.On the other hand, AirAsia India announced 50 percent discount on return flights for three days (between May 16-18). Passengers could book their tickets for flights between August and November 2016. AirAsia India had said the offer was to make the carrier fly 2.5 million passengers since its India foray in June 2014.Airlines in India witnessed double-digit growth in domestic passenger traffic in April. Air India improved its share to 15.1 percent in April from 14.7 percent in March, while budget carrier SpiceJet saw its share go up marginally to 12.9 percent from 12.8 percent in the preceding month. IndiGo improved its market share to a fourth-month high of 38.7 percent.last_img read more

Everybody indirectly corrupt Muhith

first_imgAbul Maal Abdul Muhith. File PhotoFinance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Thursday observed that everybody in the country is indirectly involved in graft, reports UNB.Addressing the inaugural session of the Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) hotline service at its head office in the capital, the finance minister stressed the need for applying modern technologies to check graft.”The optimum use of technologies will help reduce corruption… there’s a big scope to minimise corruption in different sectors, including public procurement, by using technologies,” he said.Mentioning that the people who have power are involved in corruption, the finance minister said everybody is indirectly involved in graft. “Corruption is there in our blood… we’ve bogged down in this menace.”Noting that many times people are forced to get involved in corruption, Muhith said, “There was no corruption culture in Bangladesh in the past. Once it used to take place in secret…it was a matter of shame. But, now it happens openly.”He said a former ACC chairman had announced crusade against corruption, but failed to bring any change. “Well, you must investigate but don’t be a jihadist as it destroys the quality of investigation,” he asked the ACC investigation officers.Muhith said once public servants use to live a very simple life but now government salary means ‘beautiful livelihood’, observing that government employees are now changing their mindsets to keep themselves away from graft. “I hope a positive change will come over the next 8-10 years in this regard.”Speaking on the occasion, ACC chairman Iqbal Mahmood said corruption is a big problem for the country and that is why the ACC launched a hotline so that people can lodge their complaints dialling 106 from their phones free of cost.”People can directly communicate with the commission through the hotline and we can take action immediately as per their allegations,” he added.Earlier, Muhith inaugurated the ACC’s hotline by making a phone call to the ACC’s Complaint Centre dialling 106.last_img read more

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Gaming Headset Does What Switch Nintendon

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch If sales and review scores are any indications, lots of folks seem to love the Nintendo Switch and its growing library of games. But if there is one glaring flaw with the console/handheld hybrid we can all easily agree upon, it’s that the voice chat solution is pretty terrible even by Nintendo’s low standards.Connecting a headset calls for a spaghetti bowl of wires if you want to hear game audio and listen to friends. Meanwhile, the required smartphone social app makes actually linking up with friends confusing and inconvenient. Nintendo is slowly making improvements, but there are still fundamental issues to fix if they want this to be an online service worth paying for in 2018.Fortunately, other companies are finding creative ways to pick up Nintendo’s lack, and surely cash-in on the Switch’s ongoing success. The new SteelSeries Arctic 3 gaming headset combines wired and Bluetooth connections, perfect for giving you an almost adequate voice chat solution on Nintendo Switch.Wired for Gaming. Bluetooth for Life.The new #Arctis 3 Bluetooth allows for simultaneous wired and Bluetooth audio.https://t.co/uYSHpTGuM1 pic.twitter.com/ZX79etHEOf— SteelSeries (@SteelSeries) November 7, 2017How does the new Arctis 3 headset fix one of the Switch’s biggest glaring problems? Well since it allows for both a wired and Bluetooth connection simultaneously, you can physically plug the headset into the Switch itself while wirelessly pairing to your phone. The headset then mixes game audio from the tablet with the voice chat coming from the Switch mobile app or a superior alternative like Discord. So you only have to deal with one cord. It’s much closer to how other modern consoles handle voice chat.Even when not making up for the Switch’s mistakes, this dual-connection is just a cool feature for a headset to have. You can use the wireless pairing to listen to music or take phone calls while maintaining a wired connection as you game on PC, Xbox One, PS4, or even VR.Plus, the Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset is just a high-quality piece of hardware. The bidirectional microphone filters out background noise while helping your voice sound great. The audio is “balanced” and “detailed.” The band itself fits to your head and is made from cool and dry “athletics-inspired performance fabric.” It’s easy to see why the brand is so trusted over on our sister site PCMag.The SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset announcement didn’t only surprise us with its Nintendo Switch functionality but also its release date. You can buy it right now for $130. Splatoon 2 will never be the same.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Heres what cruisers can expect from Regent Seven Seas in 20192020

first_imgHere’s what cruisers can expect from Regent Seven Seas in 2019-2020 << Previous PostNext Post >> MIAMI — Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled its new 2019-20 voyages season, featuring a jam-packed lineup of 118 new sailing that depart from March 2019 through June 2020.Sailing aboard four ultra-luxe cruise ships – Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager, and Seven Seas Navigator – the immersive itineraries range from seven to 131 nights in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, Alaska, Canada & New England, Bermuda and the Caribbean, South America, Asia, and Australia and the South Pacific.“There is no better way to explore the world than with Regent Seven Seas Cruises,” said Jason Montague, President and CEO of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “With these latest 2019-20 voyages, travelers have four years of fascinating itineraries from which to choose an unforgettable and in-depth luxurious experience. Whether it’s your first time with Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your fortieth, our exceptional staff and crew will make every guest feel instantly at home with our highly personalized signature service from the moment they step aboard.”There are two new Grand Voyages with no repeating ports: the 77-night ‘Grand Arctic Quest’, which sails from London to New York aboard Seven Seas Navigator, and the 66-night ‘Circle South America’, which sails roundtrip from Miami aboard Seven Seas Mariner and circumnavigates South America. Bespoke amenities for both voyages include free first-class air, exclusive shoreside events, unlimited laundry, a commemorative gift, phone time per suite and more.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionSeven Seas Explorer, considered the most luxurious ship ever built, will sail Northern Europe and the Med from April through November 2019, and cruise the Caribbean from December 2019 through February 2020. Punta Cana will be a maiden port on Christmas Eve 2019. The ship will also offer a westward and eastward trans-Panama Canal voyage in March 2020 before returning to Europe in April.In Alaska, Seven Seas Mariner will return to the region from May through September 2019. The ship will cruise the Caribbean in October – making a maiden call on Acujulta (El Salvador) – before embarking on the 66-night South America circumnavigation voyage. After a Panama Canal transit from Miami, the 2020 world cruise begins on Jan. 24 from San Francisco fro a 131-night roundtrip journey.Seven Sea Voyager will return to the Mediterranean from April through October 2019, and then sail Asia and the South Pacific from November 2019 through March 2020. Travellers also can choose one of two Australia and New Zealand itineraries in January. Maiden ports include Kos (Greece), Calvi (Corsica, France), Miyazaki (Aburatsu, Japan), and Nelson (New Zealand).More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemFor its part, Seven Seas Navigator will ply Northern European waters in June and July 2019 and make maiden port calls on Cherbourg (France), Fishguard (Wales), Galway (Ireland), Kollafjord (Faroe Islands), Patreksfjordur and Husavik (Iceland), and Molde (Norway). The ship will sail Bermuda, Canada and New England itineraries from August through October 2019, and then reposition to sail Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific itineraries through March 2020. While in the South Pacific, Isle of Pines (New Caledonia), Phllip Island (Australia), and Adamstown (Pitcairn Islands) will also be maiden ports of call.On select Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator sailings in Asia and the South Pacific, guests in all suite categories enjoy a free three-night, pre- or post-cruise land program to delve deeper into the cultures of destinations such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Bali, Sydney, New Zealand, and Dubai and the Emirates. Additionally, guests can choose optional one- to three-night, overland programs that take them to visit cultural landmarks only found inland, such as India’s Taj Mahal mausoleum, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple complex, and the Egyptian city of Luxor. Overland Programs start at $999 per guest. Travelweek Group Share Posted by Friday, August 11, 2017 last_img read more

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first_imgThe market is seeing arrivals of heavier volumes of small-caliber fruit from South Africa and is expecting the same from Chile, he said, which suggests that the 9 x 3 lbs bag price will quickly come down from its “lofty US$28–30 level.”The Chilean harvest had been proceeding slowly, and will likely slow down even further due to rains over recent days. South Africa, however, is loading “consistently”, with the second bulk vessel expected to arrive on the East Coast late in week 27 followed by the third bulk vessel in week 29.Easy peeler market remains “virtually unfazed”For easy peelers, Greenberg said the market remains strong despite his predictions that prices could fall during week 26 on the back of  rising supplies and increasing volumes of domestic summer fruit.”Remarkably, demand continues to run very close to supply and the easy peeler price has remained stable if perhaps a bit lower than last week,” he said.Chilean sources continue to load heavily with tonnage shipped through Week 25 almost 50% greater than last season, he said.”South African and Peruvian easy peelers are also adding their tonnage to the available product. Yet the market remains virtually unfazed. The gap in navel orange supplies is likely a factor in helping to hold the easy peeler market stable, but so is the increased appetite for the product.”www.freshfruitportal.com Coastline Family Farms and Madison Ranches form ne … July 06 , 2018 Port of Rotterdam launches ‘Food Hub’ amid gro … Movement of Navel oranges on the U.S. East Coast was moderate during week 26 despite light volumes available on the market, according to Capespan North America CEO Mark Greenberg. In a week 26 market report, he said the first South African bulk reefer arrived and discharged her cargo in week 25, while the first of Chile’s navels entered the following week.He explained that timing was an important factor explaining the relatively low uptake.”Navel oranges importers are used to overlapping with California for at least a few weeks. Retailers are not used to a gap between the end of California’s crop and the start of the imported navel orange season,” he said.”So while the gap officially ended last week, retailers were focused on summer fruit for the July 4 holiday and not on navel oranges. The result is moderate (although consistent) demand for imported navels and pricing that is robust if perhaps softer than one might have anticipated.”However, he expected to see interest in Navels pick up in week 28 “when all retailers should be on board.”center_img Tariff increase on Chinese imports to raise input … You might also be interested in Chile scores access to Chinese pear market … last_img read more