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Image Courtesy: Hurtigruten/Ørjan BertelsenNorwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has christened its new explorer ship, MS Spitsbergen, in Svolvær, Lofoten. Having a speed of 17.1 knots, MS Spitsbergen will be equipped and adapted for sailings in polar waters.With its gross tonnage of 7,344 tonnes, the vessel is 100.54 meters long and 18 meters wide.MV Spitsbergen – which is able to accommodate 335 passengers – will sail around Norway first, and after that start further expeditions to Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Shetland and Arctic Canada, from 2017, according to Hurtigruten.Next to MS Spitsbergen, the company is to add two more ships – MS Richard With and MS Midnatsol.Image Courtesy: Hurtigruten/ Ørjan Bertelsen
Billy Joel has given his support to a proposed ban of the sale of ivory in New York.“I wholeheartedly support the ivory sales ban bill pending in New York State,” wrote the music legend on his website. “I am a piano player. And I realize that ivory piano keys are preferred by some pianists. But a preference for ivory keys does not justify the slaughter of 96 elephants every day.“There are other materials which can be substituted for piano keys. But magnificent creatures like these can never be replaced.“Music must never be used as an excuse to destroy an endangered species. Music should be a celebration of life – not an instrument of death.”Joel isn’t the only one supporting the bill – Meryl Streep released the following statement earlier this week: “As a New Jersey native I was delighted to learn from my friends at The Humane Society of the United States that our state could be the first in the country to enact a ban on the importation and sale of ivory – a product of horrific cruelty to elephants and rhinos, who could very well become extinct within decades if we don’t act now. Governor, you have my full support and I hope you usher this critical bill through without delay.”
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The pre-trial chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today has asked prosecutors to submit additional information regarding their request for arrest warrants for three rebel commanders for their role in last year’s deadly attack against peacekeepers in the war-ravaged Sudanese region of Darfur.Some 1,000 rebels attacked the Haskanita camp in South Darfur state on 29 September 2007, killing 12 peacekeepers serving with the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) – a predecessor to the joint UN-AU peacekeeping mission, known as UNAMID– and wounding eight others.Last month, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo presented evidence against the unnamed three commanders, who “planned, led their troops and directed the attack… and completely destroyed AMIS facilities and property, directly affecting aid and security for millions of people of Darfur who are in need of protection.”The Prosecution said that there are reasonable grounds to believe the three commanders bear criminal responsibility for three counts of war crimes for murder, intentionally directing attacks against personnel and objects involved in a peacekeeping mission and pillaging.Some 300,000 people are estimated to have been killed across Darfur, an impoverished and arid region of western Sudan, as a result of direct combat, disease or malnutrition since 2003. Another 2.7 million people have been displaced because of fighting among rebels, Government forces and the allied Janjaweed militia.This is the third case arising from the situation in Darfur, which was referred to The Hague-based Court by the Security Council in 2005.The pre-trial chamber issued arrest warrants in May 2007 for Ahmad Harun, former Sudanese Minister of State for the Interior and now the Minister of State for Humanitarian Affairs, and Ali Kushayb, a Janjaweed leader.The ICC is also examining the Prosecutor’s application filed in July for an arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for alleged war crimes, including genocide, in Darfur.Last month, Mr. Ocampo told the Security Council that it must take concerted action to enforce any warrant against Mr. al-Bashir.“Genocide continues. Rapes in and around the [internally displaced persons’] camps continue. Humanitarian assistance is still hindered. More than 5,000 displaced persons die each month,” ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said, adding that the international community cannot conceal the President’s crimes. 10 December 2008The pre-trial chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today has asked prosecutors to submit additional information regarding their request for arrest warrants for three rebel commanders for their role in last year’s deadly attack against peacekeepers in the war-ravaged Sudanese region of Darfur.
India today asserted that its projects in Sri Lanka are not limited to specific regions or sectors.The Indian High Commission said that India partners with Sri Lanka according to Sri Lanka’s needs and the development projects are being executed all across Sri Lanka. The auditorium named after Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore is a symbol of cultural links with India. The great Indian poet and noble laurate has left behind an enduring aesthetic and intellectual heritage for the whole of South Asia and the world. This auditorium upholds his legacy. It will also address the needs of students and public of the Southern Province for cultural and academic activities.“The auditorium is yet another example of India-Sri Lanka people-oriented development partnership. The overall development portfolio of Government of India in Sri Lanka is close to 3 billion USD. Out of these around 550 million USD is pure grant assistance and the rest of them being concessional credit. India’s development cooperation projects are not limited to specific regions or sectors. India partners with Sri Lanka according to Sri Lanka’s needs and the development projects are being executed all across Sri Lanka,” the Indian High Commission said.In addition to the Indian Housing Project with a total commitment to build 60000 houses in Sri Lanka (the largest grant project of India abroad) and the 1990 Emergency Ambulance Service, India has completed so far close to 70 small development projects across the Island in all the provinces in areas including health, education, capacity building, livelihood assistance, women empowerment, skill development, industrial and vocational training, and infrastructure development. At a special ceremony held today, the Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium built with Indian grant assistance of SLR 300 million at the University of Ruhuna, Matara in the Southern Province, was dedicated to the people of Sri Lanka jointly by High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Vice Chancellor of the University of Ruhuna Senior Professor Gamini Senanayake. As part of the program and as continuation of the celebrations of 150th Birth Anniversary of father of the Indian Nation Mahatma Gandhi which started on 2nd October 2018, a brief video of his message and teachings was played.The state of art auditorium with 1500 seating capacity is the largest in any of the Universities in Sri Lanka. It has been designed by the famous Sri Lankan Architect Geoffrey Bawa to conform to the philosophy of “Tropical Modernism”. The buildings of the Ruhuna University which is celebrating its 40th year of inception, have also been designed under the guidance of Geoffry Bawa. The ceremony was attended by a large gathering of more than 1000 people including the faculty, supporting staff, students of the university and other invited guests. Currently there are more than 20 such ongoing people-oriented development projects under the grant assistance of government of India which include construction of rainwater harvesting units, construction of toilets, upgradation and construction of schools including the tri lingual school in Polonnaruwa, and construction of buildings for Universities. (Colombo Gazette)
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram When Neos Kosmos called George Pavlides, the secretary of the Greek Cypriot Parent & Youth Club of the Western Suburbs, he mentioned, at first, that he was unable to talk, “Because I’m in hospital right now. Maybe next week I can speak to you.” But when it was further explained that he had a chance to talk about his club’s drive to attract new members, he talked with great enthusiasm. The Greek Cypriot Club Parent & Youth Club has been going since 1988 explained Pavlides, “We want to encourage young Greek people to come visit our club, as well as more senior members of the Greek Community, to help us maintain our Greek culture.” The Club will be celebrating Greek Culture Day on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May, 2011 at the club’s premises in West Sunshine. There are many activities being provided, free of charge, for those wanting to get involved, “like preparing Greek Cypriot food and pastries and lessons on Greek dancing,” said Pavlides. The Club also has a bar if you’re keen to have a drink and table tennis and squash facilities. “We will be organising teams for both table tennis and squash so there can be some competitions,” said Pavlides, “and maybe to compete with other teams.” Pavlides is in his eighties now and has been involved in the Greek Community for sometime, and it’s very obvious, as it is encouraging, that even at that age you can still be an active participant in life. And like all senior members of our society Pavlides has an acute appreciation of how important it is to uphold one’s culture. “We want young people to get involved so we can maintain our culture and hopefully they will join the club and become volunteers for the club,” explained Pavlides. He went on to say that everyone is welcome to join in on the activities, “all people with a Greek background, as well as their friends can come to the club.” So if you’re interested, don’t hesitate to call George Pavlides, and Neos Kosmos hopes he has a quick recovery and gets out of hospital soon. Because without the likes of Pavlides and his kind, our communities would quickly fall apart, and sadly the only places for young people to hang out will be shopping malls and nightclubs. George Pavlides: 0408 584 866. Greek Cypriot Club Parent & Youth Club: 206 Glengala Road, West Sunshine & Greek Culture Day is on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May, 2011
Parfenac : la crème définitivement retirée du marchéFrance – La balance coûts-bénéfices ne penchait plus en faveur de la commercialisation du Parfenac. La vente de la crème anti-démangeaison sera donc désormais interdite. Parfenac est une crème contre les démangeaisons engendrées par une inflammation de la peau. Elle peut avoir des effets secondaires gênants et notamment entraîner de violentes allergies de contact. La multiplication des hospitalisations a prouvé que les vertus de son principe actif, le bufexamac, n’étaient plus suffisantes pour justifier son utilisation.À lire aussiLe rembourrage de plâtre qui résiste à l’eauCela faisait déjà un moment que Parfenac était montré du doigt au sein de l’Union européenne, et son utilisation avait été progressivement restreinte. Aujourd’hui, la crème est définitivement retirée du marché, sur ordre de l’Afssaps (Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé) qui suit les recommandations de Bruxelles.Il est demandé à ceux qui utilisaient Parfenac de rapporter leurs tubes à la pharmacie et de contacter un médecin ou un pharmacien pour envisager un traitement de substitution. Le 15 septembre 2010 à 13:30 • Emmanuel Perrin
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Senators introduce resolution condemning attack at the Chabad of Poway KUSI Newsroom WASHINGTON, D.C. (KUSI) — Two U.S. Senators on Wednesday introduced a resolution condemning the recent anti-Semitic attack on worshippers at the Chabad of Poway.The resolution written by Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) also honors the memory of Lori Gilbert Kaye, who was killed in the attack, expresses hope for a full recovery for the three other people who were injured, and recognizes the first responders and law enforcement officials who rushed to the scene.“As we honor those who were killed and injured in the horrific shooting at the Chabad of Poway, we must also be absolutely clear about the fact that anti-Semitism is real in this country—and we must continue to speak out against it wherever it occurs,” said Harris. “The rising threat of white nationalism and white supremacy is in direct contradiction with the highest ideals of our country, and I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this resolution to condemn this despicable hate.”“Hate has no place in our country. Our resolution condemns the anti-Semitic attack on Congregation Chabad and reaffirms our nation’s values of openness and tolerance so all Americans can worship freely without fear of violence,” said Feinstein.For text of the full resolution, click here. Posted: May 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, May 8, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter
For a history of the bridge project and previous news coverage, visit The Columbian’s I-5 Bridge Project page.Govs. Chris Gregoire and John Kitzhaber have agreed with a bridge expert review panel’s recommendation to kill the current design for a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River.The old design had been derided for its beached-aircraft-carrier appearance, as well as its high cost and questionable durability.“We have instructed executives at the Departments of Transportation to discontinue any further design work on the open web box girder bridge type and begin an expedited review of the three bridge types developed by the panel,” the governors said in a joint statement.The Bridge Expert Review Panel forwarded three alternative designs: A tied arch bridge, cable-stay and a composite deck truss structure that actually appears similar to the old CRC design.“All three of these bridges are cheaper than the current open web,” panel chairman Tom Warne said in a telephone interview late Thursday.He said that’s largely because the 16-member panel effectively straightened the river crossing from the sweeping downstream curve previously envisioned by project planners. He said each of the three alternatives is shorter than the CRC’s old design and each requires fewer bridge piers in the water.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court further loosened the reins on political giving Wednesday, ruling that big campaign donors can dole out money to as many candidates and political committees as they want as long as they abide by limits on contributions to each individual campaign.In a 5-4 vote won by conservative justices, the court struck down limits in federal law on the total amount of money a contributor can give to candidates, political parties and political action committees.The decision wipes away the overall limit of $123,200 for 2013 and 2014. It will allow the wealthiest contributors to pour millions of dollars into candidate and party coffers, although those contributions will be subject to disclosure under federal law. Big donors, acting independently of candidates and parties, already can spend unlimited amounts on attacks ads and other campaign efforts that have played an increasingly important role in elections.The justices left in place limits on individual contributions to each candidate for president or Congress, now $2,600 per election.The court’s conservative majority, under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts, continued its run of decisions back to 2007 rejecting campaign finance limits as violations of the First Amendment speech rights of contributors. The most notable among those rulings was the 2010 decision in Citizens United that lifted limits on independent spending by corporations and labor unions.Roberts said the aggregate limits do not act to prevent corruption, the rationale the court has upheld as justifying contribution limits.The overall limits “intrude without justification on a citizen’s ability to exercise ‘the most fundamental First Amendment activities,”‘ Roberts said, quoting from the court’s seminal 1976 campaign finance ruling in Buckley v. Valeo.
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Road Accident LogoAt least eight people including a schoolboy, were killed in separate road accidents in Brahmanbaria, Cumilla, Satkhira and Gopalganj districts on Wednesday, reports UNB.In Brahmanbaria, a second grader was killed as a speeding bus hit him on Cumilla-Sylhet Highway in Suhilpur area of sadar upazila.The deceased was identified as Obaidul, 9, son of Yasin Mia of the village.The accident killed the minor on the spot around 12:45pm, said Md Hossain Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Khatihata highway police station.In another accident, Imran, 23, son of Bakul Mia from Tetuazuri village in Bijoynagar upazila was killed in a head-on collision with a Truck and auto-rickshaw Akhaura-Chandura road at Amodabad village in the same upazila.In Satkhira, Sabikun Nahar, 26, wife of Hazrat Ali of Bahera village in Debhata upazila was killed as a motorcycle collided head-on with a bus at Kulia village in the same upazila around 7:00pm, said officer-in-charge of Debhata polcie station Biplob Kumar.In another accident, a trader Nur Islam was killed as a truck hit him while crossing road at Najimganj market area in Kaliganj Upazila around 5:00pm, said officer-in-charge of Kaliganj police station.In Cumilla, three pedestrians were crushed under a covered van on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Kutumbapur area in Chandina upazila.The deceased are Kazu Rafiqul Islam, 60, Mohoram Ali, son of late Zillur Rahman and Abdul Matin, 65, residents of Kutumbapur village.Inspector Md Monirul Islam, in-charge of Eliatganj highway police outpost, said that the accident took place as the driver of a Dhaka-bound covered van lost control over the steering and ran over the trio on the highway, leaving them dead on the spot.Police seized the covered van and detained driver Dudu Mia from the spot.In Gopalganj, around 45 years old of an unidentified man succumbed to his injuries in a local hospital early Wednesday as he was injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Khulna Highway in sadar upazila on Tuesday night.
Houston AstrosLongtime Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell delivers his acceptance speech on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.On Sunday (July 30, 2017), longtime Houston Astro Jeff Bagwell was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.In his induction speech, the former Astros first baseman thanked the many coaches, teammates, friends and family members that helped him earn the highest honor in baseball and said, personally, he took pride in doing the little things.And he made a point to thank the people of Houston, where he spent all 15 of his Major League seasons. We hear some highlights from his induction speech. Share
Feeling stressed during the workday? Playing video games may help, say scientists who suggest that engaging in such enjoyable activities during short breaks can help employees recharge themselves. People regularly experience cognitive fatigue related to stress, frustration, and anxiety while at work. Those in safety-critical fields, such as air traffic control and health care, are at an even greater risk for cognitive fatigue, which could lead to errors. Given the amount of time that people spend playing games on their smartphones and tablets, researchers wanted to evaluate whether casual video game play is an effective way to combat workplace stress during rest breaks. Researchers from University of Central Florida in the US used a computer-based task to induce cognitive fatigue in 66 participants, who were then given a five-minute rest break. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDuring the break, participants either played a casual video game called Sushi Cat, participated in a guided relaxation activity, or sat quietly in the testing room without using a phone or computer. At various times throughout the experiment, the researchers measured participants’ affect (eg. stress level, mood) and cognitive performance.Those who took a silent rest break reported that they felt less engaged with work and experienced worry as a result, whereas those who participated in the guided relaxation activity saw reductions in negative affect and distress. Only the video game players reported that they felt better after taking the break.”We often try to power through the day to get more work finished, which might not be as effective as taking some time to detach for a few minutes,” said Michael Rupp, a doctoral student at the University of Central Florida.
No related posts. Hot and sunny mornings and cold thunderstorms in the afternoon are expected for this week, experts from the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) said Monday.The IMN forecast says the weather is normal for the season, but people must take precautions due to heavy rains and strong winds that will occur mostly during the afternoons. Last weekend IMN systems recorded up to 100 liters per square meter of rainfall in most of the Caribbean region.Meteorologists also recommended caution with the tides, especially in the Caribbean shores where a low pressure system could cause higher tides than usual.As contradictory as it may seem meteorologists also said that very cool nights are also expected.Higher temperatures will be felt in the Pacific with 34 degrees Celsius, while the lowest will be in the Central Valley with temperatures falling to 16 degrees Celsius. Facebook Comments
With a perfect 3-0 record in the group stage of the Central America Cup, Guatemala arrives to the final where Saturday the country will face World Cup quarterfinalists Costa Rica.Guatemala has never even qualified for a World Cup but the team will try to stun the Ticos in the Los Angeles Coliseum at 10 p.m. The two nations square off after Honduras plays Nicaragua for fifth place and El Salvador takes on Panama for third place earlier in the day.Costa Rica came into the tournament as the big favorite after a historic run in the World Cup. However, the Ticos’ performance has underwhelmed. They beat Nicaragua 3-0 and barely managed a 2-2 draw with Panama.By contrast, Guatemala obtained three resounding victories over rivals Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. The Guatemalans also have the best goaler scorer in the tournament in midfielder Marco Pappa (four goals).Guatemala and Costa Rica will be battling for something more than just the regional title. The winner also receives a spot in the Centennial Cup America — an Americas-wide tournament that will occur in the United States in 2016.The top four finishers at the Central America Cup (Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and El Salvador) automatically qualified for next year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup as well. The winner between Nicaragua and Honduras will play the Caribbean Cup’s fifth place team for an additional Gold Cup spot.“We knew what we could achieve,” Pappa said. “It’s a good group, we come to the final and now we’re working to make history.”Guatemala has won the Central America Cup once before, in 2001. For Costa Rica, winning the title is an obligation after its performance in Brazil over the summer, where La Sele defeated favorites like Italy and Uruguay to reach the World Cup quarterfinals.The Tico roster only includes a few players that actually saw action in the World Cup. Still, Costa Rica appeared to have a huge edge in talent entering the tournament. In the end, the team did just enough to reach the final.“It is the goal that we dreamed, we are in the final. It was tough, this tournament was always going to be complicated, but we have the conviction to be champions,” said new La Sele coach Paulo Wanchope. Facebook Comments Related posts:Arsenal’s Joel Campbell stars on Costa Rica roster for Ticos’ first post-World Cup match Costa Rica takes on Nicaragua on Wednesday afternoon in Ticos’ first match since World Cup Costa Rica dominates Nicaragua, 3-0, in national team’s first match since World Cup VIDEO: Costa Rica head coach Paulo Wanchope brawls with security guard at Panama football stadium
cruisingsurvey Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) recently chose Valentine’s Day to release the results of a survey highlighting why love and cruising go hand in hand.The survey reflected a strong love of using travel agents, with the majority of respondents preferring to utilise an expert to book their cruises. CMV also expressed its love for travel agents around Valentine’s Day, hand-delivering heart-shaped cookie gifts to advisors around Australia.The Valentine’s Day survey of more than 1,000 cruise enthusiasts revealed that:When it comes to love and cruising …67% of respondents travel with a spouse, partner or significant other (across all holidays).Almost one in five guests have celebrated a milestone/special occasion on board with CMV, with 30% of these being a wedding anniversary.42% have travelled on ten or more cruises, reinforcing Australia’s love affair with cruising.87% of respondents said they loved cruising because they only had to unpack once, and 85% indicated it was also because everything was taken care of for them.Regarding the top motivators for booking with Cruise & Maritime Voyages, 71% of respondents selected “value for money” and 67% love that CMV crew members are “warm and friendly”.The most romantic moments guests had witnessed on board ranged from grand displays, such as weddings and commitment ceremonies, to the little things like couples holding hands or slow dancing in the evenings.When it comes to loving your travel agent …Travel agents were the most preferred way to book among respondents.40% of respondents were loyal to their agent while 21% shopped around.The top factors for using an agent were: having everything taken care of (e.g flights, hotels, transfers); being able to discuss options with a travel expert; and being taken care of if something didn’t go as planned.Cruising really can be a life-long love for some travellers, with one loyal Australian CMV guest kicking this year off by completing ten back-to-back voyages.Locally, a report compiled for Australian Cruise Association in March 2018 estimated 1.633 million Australians would take a cruise in the 2017-2018 financial year, a year-on-year growth rate of between 14-18% (Cruise Industry Report, B Hive).
January 28, 2013Soleri Archive crew visited the Smoca Museum in Scottsdale on the day before the public opening.“Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti” exhibit is in a very large room and here we see one of the display cases that will house a set of Macro Cosanti Scrolls.Cosanti Foundation president with Smoca curator Claire Carter and the original Arcosanti model in the foreground.Model shop Andrew Chisholm puts the last touches to parts of the model. Kate Bemesderfer is working on the final condition report for the model.The exhibition opened to the public on Saturday, January 26. 2013. There is a special Opening Celebration scheduled for February 8. from 7 – 9 pm, also open to the public.