Enterprise to Fuel Vessels at Houston Ship Channel Terminal

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Port of Houston US-based Enterprise Products Partners has added fueling capabilities for deep-draft vessels at its Houston Ship Channel export facility.As of June 1, 2018, the company said it is the exclusive provider of residual marine fuel (RMG 380) and marine gas oil (MGO) at its Enterprise Hydrocarbons Terminal (EHT).Enterprise said that these fuels are the primary transportation fuels used by deep-draft vessels that dock at the EHT facility.“Being able to fuel ships as they load and offload product at our EHT marine terminal significantly streamlines the process, saving our customers time and money by not having to stop at a third party facility,” James Teague, chief executive officer of Enterprise’s general partner, said.RMG 380 and MGO are delivered to the terminal by barge and stored in dedicated tanks with approximately 300,000 barrels of capacity. Pipelines transport the fuels to each of EHT’s seven docks.last_img read more

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Grant Supports Safety Program in Cape Breton

first_imgA program in Cape Breton that focuses on safety, crime prevention, empowerment and well-being for seniors is receiving provincial funding this year. MLA David Wilton, on behalf of Leo Glavine, Minister of Seniors, announced a grant of $20,000 to the Association for Safer Cape Breton Communities. “This program works to understand the safety issues of seniors and then helps to address them,” said Mr. Wilton. “By connecting police and seniors in conversation, seniors in our community can get the programs and services they really want and need.” The Senior Safety Program works in partnership with the Cape Breton Regional Police to promote safety and education, staying active, positive mental and physical health, independence and crime prevention. The program accommodates the diverse interests, needs and abilities of seniors in Cape Breton, by providing specific programming and information sessions upon the public’s request. The use and safety of the Internet and smartphone devices is an area of growing interest. “With this investment we are able to hire a senior safety co-ordinator who is dedicated to the unique needs our aging population has,” said Sgt. Tom Ripley, executive director for the Association for Safer Cape Breton Communities. “The co-ordinator works directly with the Cape Breton Regional Police to provide seniors with support and education on topics like phone and Internet fraud, general safety, and the importance of having a will.” The program is overseen by the community’s senior stakeholders and the Association for Safer Cape Breton Communities committee, which is comprised of over 50 agencies and departments. The funding will be used to enhance and continue the program.last_img read more

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Latest right whale deaths in the Gulf of St Lawrence alarming expert

first_imgHALIFAX — A marine biologist says the recent deaths of four endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is alarming, given that the massive mammals are just arriving in Canadian waters.Boris Worm, a biology professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, says the sudden spate of deaths stands in sharp contrast to last season, when no right whales were lost to ship strikes or entanglements.Worm says innovative measures taken last year — including real-time tracking of the animals — were key to helping the whales avoid collisions with boats or getting trapped in fishing gear.He says it will be important to learn if Fisheries and Oceans Canada has made any changes to this year’s mitigation measures.The department says the cause of death for one of the whales was not linked to a ship strike or entanglement, but there is still work to be done to determine what happened to the others.On Tuesday, the department reported that one dead whale had been spotted near New Brunswick’s Acadian Peninsula, and another had been found west of Quebec’s Iles-de-la-Madeleine — bringing the total number of right whale deaths this month to four.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Govt extends deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar till Sept 30

first_imgNew Delhi: The government Sunday extended the deadline for linking PAN with biometric ID Aadhaar by 6 months till September 30, as per an official statement.However, quoting of Aadhaar will remain mandatory for filing income tax returns (ITRs), following the Supreme Court order. This is the sixth time the government has extended the deadline for individuals to link their Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar. In June last year, the government had said that PAN has to be linked with the biometric ID by March 31. “….now the cut-off date for intimating the Aadhaar number and linking PAN with Aadhaar is September 30, 2019, unless specifically exempted,” the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement. The CBDT said there were reports that those PANs which are not linked with Aadhaar number by March 31 may be invalidated, following which the matter was considered by the government and the date extended till September 30. “Notwithstanding the last date of intimating/linking of Aadhaar Number with PAN being September 30, 2019, it is also made clear that w.e.f. April 1, 2019, it is mandatory to quote and link Aadhaar number while filing the return of income,” it added. The apex court, in September last year, had declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid and held that the biometric ID would remain mandatory for the filing of I-T returns and allotment of PAN. A five-judge constitution bench had, however, said that it would not be mandatory to link Aadhaar to bank accounts and telecom service providers cannot seek its linking for mobile connections. Till September last year, of the 41 crore PANs issued, over 21 crore were linked to Aadhaar. The Supreme Court in its order upheld section 139AA of the Income Tax Act. Section 139 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act says that every person having PAN as on July 1, 2017, and eligible to obtain Aadhaar, must intimate his Aadhaar number to the tax authorities. The earlier deadlines for linking PAN with Aadhaar were July 31, August 31 and December 31, 2017, March 31, 2018, June 30, 2018, and March 31, 2019.last_img read more

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France Football Argues Strong Potential for Renard to Succeed with Morocco

By Mohamed LakdaliRabat – According to French magazine France Football, a biweekly that specializes in football news, the reason behind the dismissal of the Moroccan national team’s head coach Badou Zaki is not only due to “insufficient results” but also stems from his players’ disapproval of his coaching methods and management style.The same source argues that the team’s new coach, French national Hervé Renard has three qualities that will help the national team qualify for the next World Cup finals in 2018: experience in Africa, strong leadership skills and a keen eye for talent. The article’s author, Nabil Djellit, explains that Renard’s previous experience with African national football teams made him a “legend” on the continent. The coach succeeded in winning the African Nations Cup twice with two different African countries: in 2012 with Zambia and in 2015 with Côte d’Ivoire.Renard’s achievement is unprecedented and gives hope to Morocco’s fans that he will deliver the same level of success in his new position, where he has access to Moroccan football stars who play for famous European clubs.The French coach also has his own special charisma and strong leadership style that fans hope will help the national team regain its confidence. The same source adds that Renard’s strength lies in his ability to mentally prepare players for their games, boosting concentration when they play. In his position as head coach, Renard will have the support of assistant coaches Patrice Baumel and Mustapha Hadji.Djellit points out that Renard has a special ability for discovering local talent and giving local players the opportunity to join the national team. He showcased this skill best with the Zambian team, which he built up with 80 percent of its players scouted from local leagues.By Kelsey Fish read more

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Annan calls for concrete steps to bring peace to the Middle East

“I believe that we should really be seen as taking concrete steps to achieve the objective of two States living side by side in peace and security in three years’ time,” Mr. Annan told reporters as he entered UN Headquarters in New York. “I think we should be seen as taking steps that will lead to a Palestinian State to convince the Palestinians that there is a prospect and hope on the horizon for them, and we should also be seen as taking steps to end terrorism and assure security for Israel.”The diplomatic Quartet – the UN, United States, Russian Federation and European Union – should “re-energize its efforts to bring peace to the region,” Mr. Annan said, emphasizing the need to advance “purposefully [and] deliberately” while assuring both communities that their core issues were being tackled.Pointing out that the international community held a collective vision for peace in the Middle East, the Secretary-General said, “Now we have to come up with concrete steps and an operational pathway to get us there.””We have some work to do,” he acknowledged. “I know that members of the Quartet share this view and we did discuss it at our last meeting, and we’ve tasked our envoys to do some work on this.”Violence, he emphasized, “leads nowhere,” bringing nothing but “misery and despair for the two communities.” He also voiced hope that the international community could bring the parties “back from the brink.”On Sunday, following deadly attacks in Israel that killed about a dozen people, the Secretary-General issued a strong personal appeal for an end to the violence and a resumption of talks leading to a lasting settlement. “One side resorts to indiscriminate terror, the other responds with retaliation that is equally devastating in its effects on ordinary people,” he observed, appealing to both to refrain from further retaliation and urging each not to allow any act by the other to deflect it from the search for peace.”I urge both to apply themselves, without further delay, to working out the details of the solution we all know must come sooner or later – the solution called for by the Security Council, of two States, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in secure and recognized borders.”Meanwhile in Gaza on Sunday, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Terje Roed-Larsen, also issued a statement strongly condemning the attacks, which he called “morally repugnant and a direct violation of international law.” The envoy reiterated the Secretary-General’s longstanding view that “the enemies of peace should not be allowed to derail efforts to reach an enduring political solution.” read more

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Canadian Auto Workers says TRW workers have approved a first contract

by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 22, 2013 12:23 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TILLSONBURG, Ont. – The Canadian Auto Workers union said Monday that workers at auto parts company TRW have voted 83.8 per cent in favour of a first collective agreement.The union said the deal improves wages and benefits, eliminates two-tier pay structures for production workers and places restrictions on the use of temporary agency work.The new three-year deal includes a 90-cent per-hour wage increase in the first year of the deal, with increases of one per cent in both two and three of the contract.Skilled trades will receive an additional 75-cent hourly wage bump-up over the life of the agreement.The union said it also negotiated improvements to pensions, bereavement leave, access to flexible shift scheduling, new provisions for safety shoes and layoff and recall rights.TRW workers voted to join the CAW in October 2012.The company manufactures steering columns, brake systems and other parts for Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. Canadian Auto Workers says TRW workers have approved a first contract read more

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Civilian needs mount in Yemen as medical supplies dwindle – UN health

“In Taiz, the ongoing crisis has led to the closure of many health facilities and access to health facilities for the injured civilians and doctors is almost becoming impossible; shortages of basic and lifesaving medicines, medical supplies, laboratory reagents in the health facilities are fast dwindling with limited access for replenishing,” said Dr. Ahmed Shadoul, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) Representative for Yemen.In response to the growing humanitarian crisis in Tiaz and Hodeida governorates and the rising number of civilian injuries in the southern governorates of Yemen, WHO is coordinating a rapid response to provide emergency health access to the injured, internally displaced persons and host communities.But to date, the response to the escalating needs to support life-saving health interventions has been inadequate. WHO requires $105 to cover the health needs of 10.3 million people, however the agency has only received $19 million (18 per cent) leaving a funding gap of 82 per cent. In a press release issued in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, WHO said thousands of people have been injured in Taiz since the start of March 2015 with over 350 casualties recorded in the last one week alone. “The escalating crisis in the governorate has seen a breakdown in the health system; health facilities have been damaged, close to half of the health facilities have closed down and medical supplies are quickly being depleted,” the health agency said.Over the weekend, WHO donated 2 trauma kits sufficient to conduct 1,000 surgeries, one surgical supply kit, 15 dressing kits, 40 first aid bags and anaesthesia to treat the increasing numbers of injured patients in Tiaz.And in Hodeida governorate and Tehama region, where the crisis has equally escalated, WHO has donated emergency trauma kits and other medical supplies sufficient to treat over 4,500 patients at a hospital and a renal dialysis centre to address immediate health needs. Shortly after the delivery of the supplies to the hospital, 25 major surgeries were carried out as a lifesaving intervention.“WHO is committed to ensuring that all Yemenis continue to have access to health services, including those in the hardest to access areas through the provision of emergency lifesaving medicines, trauma kits, interagency emergency health kits, diarrhoeal disease kits and blood bank supplies which currently are urgently needed,” the WHO representative said.But in the coming month, the health situation is expected to deteriorate further among the displaced people and host communities due to the continued crisis and escalating needs. read more

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Kinesiology scientist awarded Chancellors Chair for Research Excellence

Professor Barekt FalkBareket Falk, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and an international leader in the field of exercise physiology, has won the prestigious Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence for 2012-15.The award is given to select Brock faculty members who demonstrate outstanding contributions to scholarship and an exceptional record of scholarly excellence. It includes a $20,000 grant to be used on a three-year research program that leads to a significant development in scholarship.Contenders are peer-nominated then reviewed by external referees and an adjudication committee. In selecting Falk, the reviewers cited such factors as her international reputation, large number of publications, mentoring of many masters and undergraduate students, and the fact she is Editor-in-Chief of the highly regarded journal Pediatric Exercise Science.The announcement was made by Gary Libben, Vice-President, Research, who said Falk was selected from a field of very strong contenders.“Bareket is a dedicated researcher and an inspiring colleague,” said Libben. “We’re delighted this award is going to someone who is such a tremendous ambassador for scholarship and for Brock.”Colleagues who nominated Falk called her “an outstanding scholar” and one of the top-10 pediatric exercise scientists worldwide.“We have attended national and international conferences with Bareket, and have witnessed first-hand her impact at the international level,” they wrote. “Brock’s reputation and prestige … is greatly enhanced by her research activities and her professional involvement.”Falk’s areas of research include the effects of exercise on bone growth and muscle strength, and the effects of training during childhood and adolescence. Prior to joining Brock’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences in 2004, Falk (PhD McMaster 1991; MSc Tel Aviv University 1986; BEd McGill 1982) spent 13 years at Israel’s national sports centre, the Wingate Institute, where she was head of the physiology unit, within the Institute’s Research Centre.Upon hearing of her selection, she said it is a reflection of the support of her colleagues and the Brock environment.“I am truly honoured by this award,” Falk said. “I have received tremendous support from my Department, my Faculty and mainly from my colleagues. I see this award as a reflection of this team effort. I love my work and am passionate about my research. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to do something I enjoy so much.”With the Chancellor’s Chair award, Falk will research strength and muscle growth in boys and girls as they mature over three years, examining changes in muscle function and in neuro-motor activation pattern, or the way muscles work and respond to training. It is expected the results of this work will inform new guidelines for physical activity, rehabilitation and training during youth, aimed at promoting lifelong neuromuscular health. read more

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Ohio State versus Tulsa delayed at halftime resumed at 635 pm

A message on the Ohio Stadium video board issuing a delay due to inclement weather. Credit: Nick McWilliams | Sports EditorThe Ohio State Buckeyes led Tulsa at halftime at Ohio Stadium by a score of 20-3, but it took a while before the game began in the second half.The first lightning strike was spotted at 5:25 p.m., the last one detected at 5:45 p.m. There was a 30 minute delay for every lightning strike detected within a 10 mile radius.Fans were told to seek shelter or exit the stadium. If fans chose to exit the stadium, their ticket will be honored for re-entry.The halftime show for the evening was cancelled.Rain began around the two-minute mark of the second quarter and continued through the rest of the game.The teams came back onto the field at 6:17 p.m.The second half got under way at 6:35 p.m. read more

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New national tests could lead to grade inflation at GCSEs

first_imgThe decision has not been welcomed by all, with some suggesting that new exams will only serve to put more pressure on the current education system. Results from the NRT will only be used to measure changes in performance nationally and these will be published. Ofqual said there will be no results for individual students or schools, adding that the test reflects the content and style of the new English language and maths GCSEs.Jill Stokoe, education policy adviser at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said: “It is good news that the NRTs could in future allow GCSE grades to rise in line with a genuine improvement in pupils’ performance. “However, we are concerned that the NRTs will not apply to independent schools, meaning the sample of pupils who will take the test will not be nationally representative and the data will not accurately support the grades awarded at GCSE.” Anxious studentsHowever, leading head teachers warned the new tests shouldn’t add to the burden to already-overly anxious students.Mike Buchanan, chair of the Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) said: “We hope the NRT will avoid the risk of mimicking GCSE too closely as this is likely to cause pupils taking the two exams close together to be distracted and over-anxious.”There is also a risk that teachers will feel under even greater pressure to prepare them for both. The whole point of a reference test is to be an anonymised, stress-free and valid measure of attainment of each annual cohort of pupils.”Suzanne O’Farrell, curriculum and assessment specialist at the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “We welcome this test as it has the potential to resolve a catch-22 situation. “The system for awarding GCSE grades is based on past experience of attainment and means grades are effectively capped.”It is therefore difficult to reflect genuine improvements in pupil performance and this is unfair on young people and schools.” Ofqual introduces new exam 'to prove whether standards in school are actually improving' GCSE grades could rise as the exams regulator announced a new national test to prove whether standards in school are actually improving, it has emerged.Ofqual has said the first National Reference Test (NRT) will be taken by about 18,000 pupils next year in February and March next year. Each year a sample of students will take the same test so it will show, over time, if there is any change in how students perform at a national level.’Exam boards currently have limited evidence’Ofqual said exam boards currently have limited evidence of how performance can change from year to year, so the test has the potential to provide additional information to inform their awarding of GCSEs. About one in 40 students in year 11 in England will take the one-hour test annually, and the first test will be held between February 20 and March 3 next year. The announcement follows consideration by Ofqual’s board of the outcomes of a trial test held in March.The watchdog said 300 schools, which have been selected to take part later this month, will be contacted. Up to 30 students will take the test in English and another 30 students will take the maths test in each of these schools. Students will be selected so that the test results will be nationally representative. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Walter Mitty fantasist secretly pestered soldiers wives for sex

first_imgVictim Caroline Lemon, 33, from West YorkshireCredit: SUNDAY MIRROR Caroline Lemon, 33, from West Yorkshire, said: “He targets vulnerable women. In my case I had just broken up with my husband and he knew that too.”His youngest victim, thought to be just 17, was asked about her lingerie while her boyfriend was in the Gulf. The woman, who was contacted via the WAGS of the Royal Navy support group, told The Sunday Mirror: “It was a wicked thing to do. I was at college and he asked me to help with his charity.”He asked for my number and address ‘for security’. Then the smutty chat started. He and a friend would ring at 3am and say they wanted sex talk. “I am truly sorry for the hurt, harm, pain and shame I caused each of these ladies and my own wife who has been impacted by this old conduct.”My conduct was driven by a compulsive sexual addiction, which I am now receiving treatment for by means of therapy and attending a 12 step group.”He also insisted he suffered from PTSD but said that came from being brought up in a “dysfunctional childhood and broken home”.Regarding wearing military gear he said: “I accept that I have “dressed up” as a soldier on many occasions and I truly and sincerely intended to harm, disrespect or hurt from my actions. “I will cease and desist wearing any form of military clothing at future events and wear my SBFOH Polo Shirts and continue with my charity service via SBFOH.”He added: “We need to up our game in order to win back trust.” Victim Caroline Lemon, 33, from West Yorkshire A Walter Mitty fantasist who ran a bogus charity which sent parcels to British troops “secretly pestered forces’ wives for sex” while their husbands were serving in war zones.Married father-of-two Chris Webster, 43, from Derby, used his position as chief executive of Shoeboxes For Our Heroes to target lonely women.He asked them what underwear they were wearing and demanded “sex talk” in the early hours.Some of his 14 victims had contacted his organisation which sent shoeboxes filled with gifts, toiletries and luxuries to British troops worldwide offering help. He found others on military websites. Chris Webster, 43, arranged for 20,000 shoeboxes, packed with goodies, to be delivered to British troops worldwide Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Chris Webster, 43, arranged for 20,000 shoeboxes, packed with goodies, to be delivered to British troops worldwideCredit: SUNDAY MIRROR Since then, SFOH has continued to run stalls and seek donations.He was confronted by former soldier at the Long Eaton carnival where he refused to answer questions about his business activities.He initially said the accounts for the organisation were all online but later claimed he “didn’t have to publish anything” and that they were instead in a folder.A spokesman for The Charity Commission said: “Several concerns have been raised with the commission in regards to the organisation Shoeboxes For Our Heroes, which is not a registered charity with the commission.”We are currently assessing these concerns to determine what, if any, regulatory action is required.”In a statement Mr Webster said he was “deeply sorry” for his conduct.He said: “I am ashamed to admit that I did engage in sexual chat, send unsolicited, inappropriate and explicit pictures and videos of myself to a number of ladies, all of whom were above the age of consent.”I fully accept that my historic conduct in relation to me sending unsolicited sexual messages, ‘sexting’ and sending explicit pictures of myself to some 14 females over a period of time, (often when they were at low points emotionally and emotionally vulnerable).  Caroline Lemon, 33, from West Yorkshire, said: “He targets vulnerable women. In my case I had just broken up with my husband and he knew that too.”It started with him asking rude questions about my breasts and if I was on any dating sites. He would ask about my underwear and ask when we were meeting up.”Then he sent photos of himself and a video. It was totally disgusting. He made my skin crawl.”Mr Webster has apologised for his actions which he described as being driven “by a compulsive sexual addiction”.He added: “However none of the ladies were married to men from any deployed or serving forces. I fully accept this was totally inappropriate, morally and ethically wrong, spiritually wrong and I am deeply ashamed of the hurt I caused to these ladies, their husbands, their families and to my own wife and family.”Webster had set up the organisation in 2011 and attended events and carnivals dressed in Army uniform.He lied about having been in the forces and suffering PTSD. In reality he failed to complete training as an Army reservist.Shoeboxes for Heroes was established as a company in October 2015 but that status was dissolved in February this year and, according to Mr Webster, it has been running as an organisation with charitable aims.  “He would ask what underwear I was wearing and say he was excited. He said he needed someone young to have sex with to keep up with his sex appetite. He was relentless, asking for explicit photos of me naked.”last_img read more

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RTÉ wont be playlisting Michael Jackson as it could be insensitive to

first_img Mar 7th 2019, 5:42 PM Short URL Image: PA Archive/PA Images RTÉ WON’T BE adding Michael Jackson to its playlists in order not to offend listeners, following abuse claims about the deceased singer.RTÉ 1 presenter Ryan Tubridy had already said that he does not intend on playing Jackson’s music on his show going forward. He’s not alone – New Zealand’s public broadcaster RNZ will not be playlisting Jackson, and the Canadian stations CKOI, Rythme and The Beat are following suit. The BBC, however, denied claims that it had “banned” Jackson’s music.When asked about its plans, RTÉ said in a statement:“As listeners may find the playing of Michael Jackson’s music insensitive, RTÉ has no plans to playlist his music at this time.”While 2FM – which is aimed at younger listeners – has a playlist, RTÉ Radio One leaves presenters choose the music for their shows. However, RTÉ Radio One does have a fortnightly playlist of new releases, and an album of the week. The last posthumous Michael Jackson album was released in 2014.Allegations about the late singer have surfaced in the documentary Leaving Neverland, where two men, Wade Robson (36) and James Safechuck (41), outline the abuse they say they were subjected to.The four-hour film was directed by British man Dan Reed, and the first part aired on Channel 4 last night. The second part will air tonight. Both Safechuck and Robson allege that Jackson abused them, gaining their families’ trust and manipulating them into keeping their sexual relations secret.- With reporting from Adam Daly Image: PA Archive/PA Images 261 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4529256 94,623 Views Share1931 Tweet Email Thursday 7 Mar 2019, 5:42 PM RTÉ won’t be playlisting Michael Jackson as it could be insensitive to listeners This is due to allegations about the famed singer, which are detailed in a new four-hour documentary. By Aoife Barry Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Video maker admits guilt over child porn

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A Melbourne-based video producer and his ex-girlfriend, a suburban hairdresser and photographer, have pleaded guilty to counts of making and distributing child pornography.Repeat sex offender, Adrian Xanthoulakis posted the indecent images on Kik, a free online mobile messaging service that lets users send texts, pictures and videos to one another without disclosing phone numbers or real names.Pleading guilty to six counts, Xanthoulakis confessed to having encouraged Vanessa Blazevski to commit the indecent acts. Blazevski, who lives in Williamstown in Melbourne’s west, is well known amongst locals, also pleaded guilty last week to four counts, which included producing child pornography and the sexual penetration of a minor. According to reports, Xanthoulakis attempted to destroy the evidence, but detectives were onto him well before, sparking a change in police methodology with regards to cloud computing and data storage.Although Xanthoulakis’s lawyers tried to keep his previous offences from the public’s knowledge, Magistrate Andrew Capel disagreed, declaring that it was right that people know.Xanthoulakis and Blazevski are expected to appear in the Victorian County Court in August.Source: ABClast_img read more

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Lancre du vaisseau de BarbeNoire remontée par des plongeurs

first_imgL’ancre du vaisseau de Barbe-Noire remontée par des plongeursDes archéologues américains ont récemment récupéré, sur la côte est-américaine,  l’ancre de ce qu’ils considèrent comme l’épave du bateau de Barbe-Noire, le célèbre flibustier qui écuma la région au XVIIIe siècle. Pesant plus d’une tonne, l’ancre de bateau que les plongeurs spécialisés en archéologie sous-marine ont réussi à remonter à la surface est sans doute le vestige le plus volumineux de ce site localisé au large de la Caroline du Nord, aux États-Unis, où sombra, en 1718, le Queen Anne’s Revenge, supposé être le vaisseau de Barbe-Noire en personne.De son vrai nom Edward Teach ou Edward Thatch, ce célèbre pirate anglais écuma la côte est de l’Amérique du Nord et les Antilles il y a quelque 300 ans, avant d’être tué par des marins britanniques cinq mois avant le naufrage de son navire. L’ancre sera exposée dans un musée, et Mark Wilde-Ramsing, chef de ce projet archéologique, espère remonter d’ici fin 2013 tous les artéfacts récupérables sur l’épave, que les plongeurs continuent d’explorer afin d’élaborer la meilleure stratégie en ce sens.Le 4 juin 2011 à 16:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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ASA and Valent Offer a New Opportunity for Young People Interested in

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to announce a new educational program, sponsored by Valent, the “Soy Leaders of the Future.” This program provides an exciting opportunity for students interested in improving their understanding of major agricultural policy issues, the importance of advocacy, and careers that can impact agricultural policy.The Leaders of the Future program will take place July 10 – 13, 2017, in Washington, D.C. This program may be of particular interest to high school seniors and freshmen or sophomores in college majoring in various areas of agriculture, political science, communications and/or business. Students must complete an online application and be at least 18 years old to participate. The class size will be limited to 6-8 students, and the deadline to apply is Friday, June 9. Click here for more information.last_img read more

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Tom Holland would love a Spidey movie with Maguire Garfield

first_img Tags Spider-Man, and two other Spider-Mans? Sony Pictures Current Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, whose Spider-Man: Far From Home is out soon, says he’d “love” to act in a live-action Spider-verse movie with former Spidey actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.”Of course, I would love to make a movie with those guys, it would be so cool,” Holland said in the below interview with film critic Jake Hamilton. “It would be amazing, it would be really, really cool. And it’s something that the fans really want. So whether Marvel and Sony decide to do that, it’s up to them.” More on Marvel Marvel really, really wants Keanu Reeves to join the MCU Far From Home early reactions — ‘Perfect Endgame epilogue’ Mysterio appears to join Avengers in Far From Home ad TV and Movies Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit 32 Photos But more challenging as far as getting the three Spideys in the same web might be getting Marvel and Sony to continue to work together. While he’s long been a Marvel character in the comics, movie Spider-Man is a Sony Entertainment franchise character. In 2015, Sony and Marvel made a deal to work together on several Spider-Man films, but CNET sister site ComicBook.com reports that arrangement is almost up.There’s always time for speculation in Marvel-land. Just Wednesday, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was quoted as saying Marvel executives are constantly trying to get actor Keanu Reeves to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out in the US and UK on July 2, and in Australia on July 4. 5 There’d be an age difference, of course. Holland is just 23. Garfield, 35, played the webslinger in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel, 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Maguire, 43, played him in 2002’s Spider-Man, 2004’s Spider-Man 2, and 2007’s Spider-Man 3. Marvel Spiderman Sony Comments Share your voicelast_img read more

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Parnell Rescinds Termination Order for 2 Guard Officials

first_imgThe acting top official of the Alaska National Guard fired two high-ranking officers last week but reversed the action a day later at the direction of Gov. Sean Parnell.Download Audio:Brigadier Gen. Mike Bridges on Thursday asked for the resignations of Brigadier Gen. Catherine Jorgensen and Col. Edie Grunwald.Parnell’s spokeswoman Sharon Leighow tells the Alaska Dispatch News that the officers had applied for the same leadership job that Bridges is seeking.She says by email that Parnell wanted to avoid any appearance of impropriety on behalf of Bridges and directed him to rescind the terminations.A federal investigation released Sept. 4 found ethical misconduct in the guard. Parnell fired its adjutant general and the civilian deputy commissionerOn Thursday, Parnell said three others would be fired.Monday, Parnell named a new special assistant for military issues. Reitred Lieutenant Colonel Jay Pullins will serve as the governor’s liaison on the team handling National Guard reform efforts.last_img read more

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PM Narendra Modi biopic Javed Akhtar shocked to see his name on

first_imgHowever, it is not clear if it was a mistake on the part of the makers of PM Narendra Modi biopic, or it is some other lyricist who has the same name as Javed Akhtar.Meanwhile, the trailer of the movie was released recently, and it got mixed response from the viewers. While some liked the trailer of the film based on India’s PM, some others found it mediocre. A large section of people, especially the anti-Modi brigade, also duped it to be a propaganda film, planned to be released around the general elections of 2019.Directed by Omung Kumar, PM Narendra Modi will showcase his journey from being a tea-seller to becoming the Prime Minister of India. Vivek will be seen portraying the central character. It will be released on April 12. Javed Akhtar shocked to see his name on poster of PM Narendra Modi biopic.TwitterPM Narendra Modi, biopic on the Prime Minister of India starring Vivek Oberoi, has been the talk of the town for various reasons. Now, lyricist Javed Akhtar has expressed shock at seeing his name on the poster of the movie.Javed, who is believed to be anti-right wing, shared a picture of the credit list that shows his name been mentioned as one of the lyricists for the movie.”Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it,” Javed tweeted along with the picture. Clearly, the veteran writer made this tweet to clarify that he is not a part of the movie in any way.last_img read more

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Rackspace to go private after 43 billion deal with private equity firm

first_imgRackspace, the US-based hybrid-cloud management company, was acquired by private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC for $4.3 billion on Friday.The PE firm has agreed to pay $32 per share in cash, a premium of 38 percent over the closing price of Rackspace, which stood at $23.16 apiece on Aug. 3, the last trading day of the hybrid cloud firm.The deal, which is yet to get approval from shareholders and regulator, is expected to be closed in the fourth quarter of this fiscal, read the hybrid cloud company’s official statement.Apollo has agreed to retain Rackspace management, with the incumbent CEO, Taylor Rhodes, continuing to lead the team. After the acquisition, Rackspace, which went public in 2008, will become a private company again.”Rackspace faces a big opportunity as the early leader in the fast-growing managed cloud services industry. To seize that opportunity, we want greater flexibility to invest our resources in additional multi-cloud capabilities that we expect to result in long-term growth. This transformation is likely to impact our revenue and margins for multiple quarters,” Rhodes said.The cloud services provider took advantage of the market post 2005 when IT companies were shifting their internal operations from on-premise data centres — which incurred heavy cost for companies as they managed the infrastructure themselves — to rented servers managed by third-party service providers.Over the years, the company faced stiff competition from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google’s cloud offerings and Microsoft’s Azure. In early 2013, Amazon undercut its cloud offerings seven times, which pulled down the share prices and revenues of Rackspace. The web-based computing services provider posted sales of $362.2 million in the first quarter of that year, which failed to beat analysts’ estimates. The company’s shares fell 25 percent to $39.36 following this move. Google, trying to keep up with its rivals, also cut its cloud services prices by 85 percent in 2014.Rackspace, which could not match the scale and capital of bigger players, later changed its strategy by entering into managed services realm where it would help clients manage the company’s private cloud as well as cloud deployments of AWS or Azure.last_img read more

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