AET Chooses LNG Dual Fuel Option for Aframax Newbuilds

first_imgzoom Singapore-headquartered owner and operator of petroleum and chemical tankers AET has decided to equip up to four of its new Aframax tankers currently being built by South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) with the liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual fuel option.The 113,000 dwt vessels, scheduled for delivery from Q3 2018, will replace existing tonnage as part of the company’s ongoing fleet renewal program.AET, part of Malaysian energy shipping corporation MISC Berhad, anticipates that up to half of its Aframax fleet and other petroleum assets, including very large crude carriers (VLCCs), will also adopt the LNG dual fuel option over the next few years.Fitted with twin LNG tanks, the vessels will be able to trade on LNG fuel for about a month before refueling and will likely operate in North America, Northwest Europe and Asia, AET said.Apart from the dual fuel LNG engines, the new Aframaxes will be fitted with a range of eco solutions aimed at maximizing fuel efficiency and minimizing their emission impact. Additionally, they will be fitted with an International Maritime Organization (IMO) -compliant ballast water management system, according to the company.The company said it has been working on a Green Sustainable Agenda to control the emission of particulate matters (PM), sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon (CO2).AET anticipates significant growth in the global fleet of LNG-fuelled vessels, having conducted its own LNG fueling feasibility study. The shipping company has also conducted a fleet review that has mapped expected LNG bunkering infrastructure expansion across strategic locations, alongside traditional bunkering for LSFO and MGO, in an effort to ensure secure supply and optimum operational efficiency across its global operations from 2020 onwards.“We have complete confidence that LNG will play a significant part in the marine fuels mix in the coming years and we have been reviewing the feasibility of developing a dual fuel LNG fleet since 2015,” Yee Yang Chien, AET Chairman and MISC Berhad President/Group CEO, commented.last_img read more

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Nisgaa and Gitanyow dispute fishing rights on northern BC river

first_imgLee WilsonAPTN NewsA fishing site on the Nass River in northern British Columbia is the centre of a battle over territory, tradition and rights.The Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs say they have the right to fish there. But the Nisga’a Lisims Government say the Gitanyow are trespassing, and that they want their neighbours out.On July 26 the Gitanyow, who are part of the Gitxsan Nation, received a notice of trespass from the RCMP.The complaint originated with the Nisga’a Lisims Government, and the Gitanyow were given 24 hours to vacate the Nass River fishing site.But Gitanyow say they’re not leaving.The Nisga’a say their modern treaty negotiated with the government in 2000 is evidence the land and fishing rights belongs to them.“The Nisgaa nation has owned and occupied Nisgaa lands including the Nass River since the time immemorial. We have 26,000 square KMs of traditional land the Nisga’a have used,” according to Nisga’a Lisims Government President Eva Clayton.“The Nisga’a Nation unequivocally rejects identifying the Gitanyow trespass as a territorial dispute.”According to Chief Malii, President of Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs, the government “created the problem” of competing claims to the land.Gitanyow elders also say their people have used the land for generations.Both sides are looking for clarity from the provincial government.lwilson@aptn.calast_img read more

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Summer time rush ER adds extra coaches to longdistance trains

first_imgKolkata: In order to meet the heavy rush of passengers during the holiday season, the Eastern Railway has decided to add extra coaches in several trains.ER will attach additional coaches to various long-distance trains during the period of April 16 to July 1. Since people plan trips during summer vacations, trains have more passengers. The Eastern Railway plans to attach additional coaches so that people don’t miss out on exploring new areas during holidays. The rush in trains is a huge challenge for families. Trains from several popular tourist destinations do not have seat availability and the waiting lists are longer during the holiday time. The additional couches will benefit travelers as they face a lot of inconvenience due to non-availability of seats. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe following trains will have additional coaches— 12259/12260 Sealdah-New Delhi Duranto Express, 12319/12320 Kolkata-Agra Cantt. Weekly Express, 12357/12358 Kolkata-Amritsar Bi-Weekly Express, 13135/13136 Kolkata-Jogbani Weekly Express, 13155/13156 Kolkata-Sitamarhi Mithilanchal Express, 13157/13158 Kolkata- Muzaffarpur Tirhut Express, 13159/13160 Kolkata-Jogbani Express, 13165/13166 Kolkata-Sitamarhi Express, 12359/12360 Kolkata-Patna Garibrath, 13121/13122 Kolkata-Ghazipur City Express (Via Patna), 22323/22324 Kolkata- Ghazipur City Shabd Bhedi Exp. (Via Dhanbad), 13043/13044 Howrah- Raxaul Bi-weekly Express, 13063/13064 Howrah-Balurghat Bi-weekly Express, 13507/13508 Asansol-Gorakhpur Weekly Express, 13509/13510 Asansol-Gonda Weekly Express, 13425/13426 Malda Town-Surat Weekly Express and 13429/13430 Malda Town-Anand Vihar Weekly Express.last_img read more

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Maradona Wears Saharan Outfit in Laâyoune

Rabat – A photo of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona wearing typical Saharan dress “darra3iya” in Laâyoune on Friday afternoon has gone viral on social media networks.A joyous Maradona proudly wearing the Saharan outfit, posed next to Morocco’s Badr Hari, World Kickboxing Champion.On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Green March the football superstar participated in a gala match along with other international legends in a game of American-European vs African-Arab stars.The African-Arab team included the presence of Moroccan Mustapha Hadji, Ghanaian Abedi Pelé, Liberian George Weah, Egyptians Ahmed Aboutrika, Nader Said and Mahmoud Al-Khatib, Cameroonian Patrice M’Boma, Saudis Sami Al-Jaber and Said Laawirane, Tunisian Jamal Limame, as well as Guineans Tita Camara and Pascal Feindouno. The American-European team was comprised of Argentine Diego Maradona, Italians Alexandro Altobelli and Francesco Toldo, Brazilians Gilberto Silva and Edmilson, Uruguayan Daniel Fonseca, as well as French stars Silvian Wiltord, Grégory Copé, Basile Boli, Daniel Bravo, and Jocelyn Angloma.The legendary football gala match was an event for charity played in Laâyoune’s stadium in the presence of more than 25,000 Moroccans who took part in the celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of the Green March. read more

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Investment banker convicted anew in insider trading case

NEW YORK — An investment banker whose insider trading conviction was overturned by an appeals court has been convicted again at a second trial.The Yale-educated Sean Stewart was convicted Monday of charges including securities fraud and wire fraud by a Manhattan federal court jury.The new trial was ordered last year by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which cited trial flaws.Prosecutors said more than $1 million was earned by individuals including Stewart’s father after the son shared secrets.The 38-year-old Stewart is a former executive in mergers and acquisitions at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Perella Weinberg Partners LP.He served a year of a three-year prison sentence before being released last year as his appeal seemed headed toward success.Stewart is scheduled to be sentenced again in January.The Associated Press read more

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India and US boost UN Democracy Fund

The newly-established United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) got a boost today from two of the world’s largest democracies when United States President George W. Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh co-sponsored a fund-raising event on the margins of the World Summit.”The United Nations must support democratization wherever it can,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the assembled leaders, noting that the Fund he launched in July at the African Union (AU) Summit in Libya seeks to help countries emerging from a violent past to establish democracy and others to strengthen it.”Your pledges will enable us to do so more effectively, in more countries.”The Fund, contained in Mr. Annan’s March report on UN reform “In Larger Freedom,” forms part of the draft outcome document presented to the 153 Heads of State or Government and the other senior officials attending the three-day Summit, the largest ever gathering of world leaders.Today’s event is aimed at raising both the funding and expertise needed to make UNDEF fully effective.”We are working with countries emerging from a violent past to build democratic institutions and strengthen civil society,” Mr. Annan said. “The UN assists one out of every three parliaments in developing countries. And on average, we support an election every two weeks somewhere around the world.”Indeed, the United Nations must champion the right of all people to choose their rulers as strongly as we have long championed the right of all peoples to live free of colonial domination,” he added. read more

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UN officials welcome release by Somali pirates of longestheld hostages

The mission to recover the hostages was conducted by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), funded by the Contact Group for Piracy off the Coast of Somalia’s Trust Fund.The crew, all Thai nationals, of the FV Prantalay 12 vessel, who were taken at sea by Somali pirates on 18 April 2010, were released on Wednesday by their captors into the hands of the Somali Regional Administration in Galmudug.The FV Prantalay 12, a Taiwanese flagged fishing vessel, was used by the pirates as a ‘mother ship’ before it eventually capsized in July 2011. The remaining crew were then taken ashore. Of the original 24 crew members, six succumbed to illness at various stages of captivity, and 14 Myanmar crew members were released to the Puntland Maritime Police authorities and were repatriated by the UNODC’s Hostage Support Programme in May 2011. While this is indeed good news, many more hostages remain in the hands of Somali pirates. A further 26 hostages are currently being held, having been abducted from the FV Naham 3. The UNODC Hostage Support Programme is also supporting these victims in similar ways such as contact, proof of life and occasional medical visits funded by the Oceans Beyond Piracy. “We are extremely relieved to have obtained the release of these four Thai hostages, but let us not forget the remaining 26 Asian crewman still being held in Somalia. They need to be returned home to their families. We are striving to make that happen,” said a UNODC spokesperson. He added: “I am hugely grateful to the Galmudug state officials who conducted this mission yesterday. They put their lives at risk to bring these poor crewmen home after nearly five long years.”Nicholas Kay, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and head of the UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNSOM), said: “I am grateful to see the longest held hostages released from Somalia, and thank all those involved who made it happen, especially the regional authorities in Galmudug.” read more

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NHS chief pushed out after exposing a sex ring involving consultants and

The NHS’s longest serving chief executive has been “pushed out” of his job after he suspended senior consultants who used hospital premises to have sex, according to hospital insiders.Sir Leonard Fenwick, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital Trust’s chief executive, was put on “extended leave” from the hospital under mysterious circumstances earlier this year, a decision which angered a number of staff and governors.Sir Leonard, 69, who has been at the helm of hospitals in the North East for 40 years, had exposed a ‘sex ring’ involving consultants who would meet female staff for liaisons – including on hospital premises – prior to being put on leave.A hospital worker told the Telegraph they were “appalled” that the married consultants who “shared” female staff between them and would use code words such as “marmite” and “cappuccino” for sex had not been “disciplined correctly”.The staff member said one trauma and orthopaedic consultant would meet a female colleague at the Signature Sandman Hotel, near the hospital, for sex during working hours. “They also visited each other in clinical rooms groping and openly flirting in a patient environment,” they alleged.An investigation uncovered hundreds of emails from the consultants to three female secretarial and clerical members of staff containing details about the trysts.According to the source, the ring sent “hundreds” of “indecent” emails and text messages “when they were paid to be working”. They referred to one of the women as ‘the Madam’ who they allegedly met when they worked at another hospital.  Concerns have also been raised that the group took photographs of their activity.Sir Leonard had moved to suspend the two consultants, but the Trust’s chair, Kingsley Smith, and a non-executive director, Bryan Dodson, decided the pair could keep their jobs following a 20-minute disciplinary hearing, according to a source in the hospital.“It sickens me to think that the consultants involved were reinstated with no action taken,” they said. The consultants have since resigned from their posts at the hospital, following pressure from other staff who said they felt uncomfortable working with them.Another source said: “All the other staff were thoroughly disgusted. It was Mr Smith who allowed them back. The CEO was not actually party to the discussion. He was pushed out on gardening leave a few months later. Sir Leonard Fenwick Sir Leonard Fenwick Mr Briggs said there were still outstanding questions over “the reasons why the CEO was suspended,” and that a letter he sent to the Trust secretary demanding to know why Sir Leonard had been removed had been returned without being circulated.Mr Briggs said he suspected Sir Leonard’s departure may partly have been due to “a difference of opinion on the future of the hospital’s running” with the Trust’s chair Mr Smith.But he added: “That’s not the way of doing it – this decision damages the reputation of the Trust”.A spokeswoman for the Trust said they “strongly refute” allegations that pressure was placed on staff or governors to remain silent.”The trust has been clear with staff and governors that Sir Leonard Fenwick is on a period of extended leave,” she said.”We have a duty to protect the confidentiality of all of our staff, and for that reasons we would not comment on his leave.”Staff are also concerned about the future of the Trust, with Sir Leonard is no longer at the helm and Jim Mackey, CEO of another NHS hospital, tipped as a possible replacement for Sir Leonard.Other arrangements at the hospital have been called into question, such as the position of the Trust’s chair, Mr Smith, who reached the nine-year limit for the role last September. Paul Briggs “The hospital has been Sir Leonard’s heart and life’s work and now he has been ousted. As far as I’m concerned it’s a cover up”.The source told the Telegraph that the Trust’s governors had been forbidden from speaking about the issue and have been unable to contact Sir Leonard since his departure in January.”No one is allowed to speak to [Sir Len] and no one will talk. The board of governors have a duty to the public to tell us what’s going on. But there’s been very clearly some sort of silencing and it’s very clear they’re not being told”.Nick Brown, a Newcastle MP, has also called on the hospital to give a “reasonable explanation” as to why Sir Leonard is on extended leave. Paul BriggsCredit:Scott Heppell  Paul Briggs, a former governor and Trust member, told the Telegraph: “I have spoken to governors and they have been gagged” on the issue of Sir Len’s departure. “One has to ask what happened to the process for finding his replacement which commenced in January 1st 2016 and then mysteriously petered out?” said Mr Briggs.Newcastle upon Tyne Trust confirmed that Mr Smith had reached the end of his term of office and had advertised on two occasions to seek a suitable replacement.This had led to Mr Smith’s term being extended for a number of months. However, Ray Venus said he was “sacked” from his post as an appointed governor, after he put forward a motion that Kingsley Smith’s term in office should not be extended.He said: “It looks like an orchestrated attempt to silence criticism. It’s a bit disgusting to sack you over the phone after 12 years’ service – I can’t even say bye to my colleagues.“It’s the way it’s been dealt with; the way we’ve been dealt with. They’ve held us in contempt.”Newcastle upon Tyne Trust said Mr Venus had to step down from his role because the organisation he was appointed to represent – Pentagon Partnership – ceased to exist.However, Mr Venus claimed while the organisation had disbanded four years ago, he had been permitted to continue in the role because he represented other voluntary organisations. “But it begs the question why they were looking [now],” he said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Chris Gayle wins Australia masseuse defamation payout

This file photo taken on October 23, 2017 shows West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle leaving the New South Wales Supreme Court in Sydney. (Photo: AFP)SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle Monday won a Aus$300,000 (US$221,000) payout from an Australian media group which claimed he exposed his genitals to a massage therapist.The all-rounder was accused by Fairfax Media, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, in a series of stories in the newspapers in 2016.They alleged he exposed his penis and indecently propositioned the woman in a dressing room at the 2015 World Cup in Sydney.Gayle strenuously denied the allegations, claiming at the time that the journalists behind the story wanted to “destroy him”.His teammate Dwayne Smith, who was in the changing room at the time, also denied the incident took place.He won his defamation case in October last year, with jurors finding Fairfax was motivated by malice and had failed to establish a defence of truth.New South Wales Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum said in awarding the payout that being accused of such conduct was “very damaging to Mr Gayle’s reputation”, according to a report in Fairfax newspapers.She added that Gayle’s evidence on hurt to his feelings was “surprisingly compelling”.Fairfax said it planned to lodge an immediate appeal.The publication of the stories followed an uproar after Gayle attempted to flirt with an Australian presenter on live TV, asking her out for a drink and telling her: “Don’t blush, baby.”After winning the court case, Gayle tried to spark a bidding war for a tell-all interview on the case, promising that “when I break this down to y’all it will be like a movie”.“Biding (sic) starts at US$300K for this interview! So much to say & I will!” he tweeted to his then 3.75 million followers. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGayle wins Australia masseuse court caseOctober 30, 2017In “Sports”Masseuse tells court she cried after Gayle ‘exposed himself’October 25, 2017In “latest news”Cricket star Gayle seeks to cash in on defamation case winNovember 10, 2017In “Sports” read more

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Psychiatric nurses reject Lynch comments claim Galway unit anything but safe

first_imgTHE PSYCHIATRIC NURSES Association (PNA) today rejected assurances made by Minister Kathleen Lynch yesterday that acute mental health services at the University College Hospital Galway (UCHG) are being delivered safely.Yesterday the junior health minister said these services are “being delivered safely“, despite the death of a patient last week. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has now been called in to examine the unit following a number of tragic incidents and persistent overcrowding.However today the PNA said it could not accept her assurances with the National Secretary Noel Giblin saying that is not the experience of the nurses on the ground and it the association continues to believe the unit is “anything but safe”.“Unfortunately, this was confirmed yesterday when the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) visited the unit and agreed that it was not safe for staff working there,” Giblin said. “This of course has implications for patients too.”The HSA was expected to meet with management today to discuss concerns raised in the audit.While Giblin said that Lynch was correct in her comments about the number of beds in the unit increasing, this does not take into account the acuteness of patient conditions, or the fact that the unit is comprised of an open plan ward with no secure unit.He said that while some staff have been redeployed from Ballinasloe to Galway, the unit continues to be understaffed and relies on agency staff.Read: Psychiatric patient dies in HSE care – Minister says services are ‘being delivered safely’>last_img read more

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Hulu Plus comes to Wii U after narrowly missing launch date

first_imgHulu Plus is now available for the Wii U, after only barely missing the release day hype from the console’s launch on Sunday. The streaming video service was still being tweaked and tested when the Wii U went on sale in the US, but the app is now live in the Nintendo eShop digital download platform.Hulu Plus joins Netflix as the second streaming service available for the Wii U, and just like with Netflix, special development considerations had to be implemented to take advantage of the console’s two-screen presentation.With Hulu Plus, users are able to browse through the content on their TV while looking at the Wii U GamePad for more specific details about each show or episode.Once they select a title to watch, it can either be played on the TV or on the GamePad, not both. This is identical to the way that Netflix functions on the console.With Netflix, though, there is no enhanced “second screen” experience as there is with Hulu Plus. When selecting content, the GamePad’s screen and the TV display are exactly the same.Despite originally claiming that the Wii U would be an entertainment hub from day one, Nintendo recanted at the last minute and said that most of its TV-related services would not be available for the console until next month.It still has a long road until it catches up with the PS3 and the Xbox 360, which have provided live television coverage of numerous sporting and political events, along with more than a dozen apps for access to specific video and music content.via Hululast_img read more

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Northwest fires force evacuations

first_imgSPOKANE — A small but fast-moving wildfire in Spokane prompted evacuation notices for more than 700 homes, authorities said Tuesday.The so-called Upriver Beacon Fire, which was less than 1 square mile, broke out near a residential area.Several homes caught fire, according to Spokane Valley Fire Department spokeswoman Melanie Rose. State officials said at least one structure had been completely destroyed.Susanna Lavrov, 26, was at home in the area when two people called her and said there was smoke nearby.“I went outside and it was like, ‘Oh my.’ It’s horrible,” she told the Spokesman-Review. “I could see the flames from my house.”She grabbed her three kids and fled but said she wanted to get back home because she was worried about her goats and chickens.last_img read more

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Dyche hails relentless Burnley

first_imgSean Dyche was delighted with his team’s resilience in the 2-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday.The Clarets maintained their eight-game unbeaten run thanks to goals from Barnes and Wood to secure a 2-1 win, with returning Harry Kane scoring for Spurs.Burnley have won five out of the last eight matches since losing against Everton on Boxing Day.Dyche thinks the key to Burnley’s three points was his side’s resilience as they refused to buckle in a game they entered as underdogs.Asked what the key to victory was, Dyche told Sky: “I think the relentless nature, the will, and the determination that’s come back in massive amounts for us.“I think that edge that I spoke about early season was soft and now I think we’ve come back to that firmer edge with our play but also the physical side of the game in the sense of covering the distance – our stats have changed in the last eight games, they’ve been a lot higher both in and out of possession.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Burnley’s last eight games:Wood ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️Barnes ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/II0rHctB6Z— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) February 23, 2019Dyche hailed the improvement in the attacking department and how they put pressure on Spurs’ defence line.“I think also the quality of play because we’re asking more questions of the opposition. It’s tough against these sides, these are a top side but the number of times we asked questions of them, the number of times we put their back four under pressure and I think that’s a really big part of how we’ve changed since Christmas.”last_img read more

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Truck drivers protest along Okeechobee Road block traffic

first_imgHIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) — One person was arrested during a protest against a large port complex by a group of truck drivers that caused a road block on Okeechobee Road in Hialeah Gardens.Hundreds of truckers parked along Okeechobee Road, shutting down the roadway, Tuesday night. The roadblock brought dozens of police officers from several South Florida departments to oversee the protest.Protesters throughout the night raised their voices and sounded their horns. Some carried signs and others voiced their issues. Some even faced off with the police. That’s when the arrest occurred.The protest took place west of the Palmetto Expressway, on Okeechobee Road, during the Tuesday evening commute. Truckers spoke up with hopes of changing what they call unfair labor practices. “We’ve been treated like straight up criminals,” said one protester. “And we’re no criminals. We’re just working like yourself right now.”The truckers said brokers who arranged for the loads they hold to be delivered to companies are not paying enough. “They’re paying loads 80 cents a mile, 70 cents a mile,” said trucker Randy Avila. “You know, we are not making it. We can barely support ourselves.”Police estimate about 100 people were on the scene. Several trucks, along with other civilian vehicles, were parked along grassy areas, Tuesday evening.Florida Highway Patrol and officers with the Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens and Miami-Dade Police departments were in the area in an effort to maintain reasonable crowd control. FHP closed exits on the Palmetto, which backed up traffic for miles. “I was trying to get on the Palmetto, but I just find this closure,” said one driver. “All the streets and everything was closed.”On Monday, the truckers went to Tallahassee to bring their concerns to lawmakers. At the capital, others were arrested.The truckers at the roadblock said they will continue their protest until their voices are heard and their pay is raised. “They want to be heard, and they want the people from Tallahassee to be released because they felt they did it properly,” said Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, “and they were taken and arrested, and they don’t feel that was done properly.”For continuing coverage on this story click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Tight security as Britons go to polls

first_imgA Union flag lies from a flagpole opposite the Elizabeth Tower, commonly reffered to as Big Ben, at the Houses of Parliament in central London. Photo: AFPCampaigning in Britain’s turbulent general election that has been darkened by two jihadist attacks wrapped up Wednesday, leaving forecasters struggling on the eve of voting to predict an outcome.Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May and main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criss-crossed the country, targeting urban areas whose votes could be crucial.But the impact of Saturday’s attack in London was not far from focus. Police said the toll had risen to eight after a body had been recovered from the River Thames in the search for a Frenchman missing since the rampage.The family of a Spanish man who used his skateboard to defend a woman from one of the assailants also confirmed on Wednesday that he had died.Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man was arrested in east London Wednesday in connection with the attack, which also left 48 people injured.The prime minister stunned Britain on 18 April when she announced a snap election, hoping to transform a massive opinion-poll lead into an equally huge majority in the House of Commons, where she holds a slim 17-seat advantage in the 650-member legislature.But the political ground began to shift under her feet, moving from Brexit—May’s strongest card—to domestic policy and her own record on security, both of them favouring Corbyn.Opinion polls—hampered by a poor reputation for reliability—predict a May win.Pollsters YouGov on Wednesday gave the Conservatives a seven-point lead over Labour, while ICM put May’s party 12 points ahead.Survation, another polling company, had on Monday forecasted a narrower gap of just one point.May is fighting to push her message that she is a “strong and stable” leader compared with Corbyn, able to fight Britain’s corner in Brussels, where formal Brexit talks are due to start on 19 June.“Who do you trust to have the strong and stable leadership to get the best deal for Britain in Europe?” she asked voters in Birmingham on Wednesday.An upbeat Corbyn said the party’s chances had been underestimated, as he promised to reverse cuts rolled out under the Conservatives.“We’ve changed that debate and given people hope. Hope it doesn’t have to be like this. Inequality can and will be tackled. Hope that austerity can be ended,” he told supporters at his homecoming rally in London.Corbyn gains?Despite being seen as an unlikely leader—one who has had to face off a rebellion by his own MPs—Corbyn has gained momentum during the election campaign and regularly attracts big crowds to his rallies.Labour gained a boost after the 18 May release of the Conservatives’ manifesto, outlining elderly care costs which the tabloids dubbed the “dementia tax”.The pledge hit the party’s core supporters and May was forced to backtrack on capping the costs, prompting further criticism that she was unreliable.Corbyn then found a valuable seam in attacking May on security, an area where the Conservatives traditionally are far stronger than Labour in voters’ minds.A string of terror attacks have occurred since May became prime minister last July, and she was interior minister for six years before she rose to the top job.Corbyn attacked her for slashing police numbers during her ministerial spell, and vowed to hire more police for neighbourhood patrols.University of London professor Eric Kaufmann said that while the outcome could hinge on the turnout among young voters—believed to be overwhelmingly pro-Labour—traditionally British youth did not rush to the polls in great numbers.“There’s no obvious reason why that would rebound,” he said. “I’m sort of with the general polls which suggest that the Tories will increase their majority by around 25 seats.”Security questionsQuestions are also being raised about the vaunted image of Britain’s security services. Three terror attacks have taken place since March, leaving 34 dead and around 200 injured, and all involved assailants who were known to the authorities.In the most recent attack, eight people were killed on Saturday when three men aboard a hired van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge and went on a stabbing spree before being shot dead by police.Attacker Khuram Shazad Butt was known to British intelligence services, while an Italian prosecutor said Britain had been notified that one of his accomplices, Youssef Zaghba, was a “possible suspect” back in March 2016.Their rampage followed a similar attack next to the British parliament in March, in which assailant Khalid Masood was shot after killing five people.In the most deadly attack, Salman Abedi killed 22 people at a Manchester concert venue on May 22 when he detonated a suicide bomb.In the wake of the latest attack, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said there had been a fivefold increase in anti-Muslim crimes. Writing on Facebook, Khan said the city would take a “zero-tolerance approach to hate crime” in the British capital.Police forces around Britain have reviewed security arrangements for election day. London’s Metropolitan Police said there would be a “specialist and highly flexible operation in place that can deploy and respond as needed”.last_img read more

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Jukin Media Brings FailArmyTV Pet Collective TV Channels to Samsung Smart TVs

first_imgJukin Media is extending the reach of its linear OTT efforts with a new deal with Samsung that is bringing the company’s FailArmyTV and the Pet Collective TV channels to select Samsung smart TVs.“This deal puts FailArmyTV and the Pet Collective TV in millions of living rooms across the country, immediately making them more accessible to viewers on the largest screen in the home,” said Jukin Media chief growth officer Cameron Saless.The two channels are based on FailArmy and the Pet Collective, two popular online video brands operated by Jukin. The integration is being realized via Samsung’s TV Plus video service, which the electronics giant launched in early 2017. TV Plus mimics the look and feel of a traditional pay TV service, presenting free, pre-scheduled and live OTT programming in an EPG-like guide. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Samsung isn’t the only consumer electronics maker to organize streaming content this way. The company’s main competitor LG has been relying on Xumo for a similar experience. And this summer, Vizio launched its own Watchfree service, which is powered by Pluto.Linear-like OTT programming has been working out well for Jukin, which has been distributing its programming in this fashion to Xumo, Pluto and others as well. FailArmyTV and the Pet Collective TV are now being watched for more than 70 million minutes on connected TVs every month, according to a company spokesperson.That’s why Jukin Media has been doubling down on linear OTT in recent months: The company announced in August that it was adding more traditional TV content to FailArmyTV, including content from Shout! Factory TV (“Mystery Science Theatre 3000”), The Asylum (“Sharknado”) and Nitro Circus. At the time, Jukin revealed that FailArmyTV and Pet Collective TV were seeing average viewing sessions of more than 40 minutes.last_img read more

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These TShirts Let You Covertly Cosplay As Your Favorite Characters

first_img Photos: Best Cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con 2019Photos: Best Cosplay From Anime NYC 2018 Stay on target Cosplay is a lot of work. Not only do you have to look good, so you’re not assailed on the internet with how much you don’t look like the character you’re cosplaying as, but you’ve also got to make something if a good-looking costume. Or you could just pick up some shirts from Shalemon, where you can grab shirts with No Face, Slimes, Ryuk, Spider-Man, and even Evangelion’s Unit 01 for some insanely cheap cosplaying.The T-shirt line from Shalemon features shirts from several different series, and they have designs on the chest of each shirt. You need only flip up the shirt and cover your head to use the shirt as a mask, as demonstrated by the images online. The Slime T-shirt is a little off-putting at first, but Slimes are only the most adorable creatures in all of Japanese role-playing games, so you’ve got to stick with it and just appreciate its adorability.The Evangelion shirt looks quite devious, as does Ryuk from Death Note and Spirited Away’s No Face. But they’d certainly do in a pinch, especially if you’re looking to head out on Halloween or to a convention with a quick and fun costume, these shirts can definitely do the trick. Just don’t wear them around the house, the scary ones at least, if you don’t want to terrify your dog. I did that once with a zombie cosplay shirt from Resident Evil, and my dog didn’t recognize me. I don’t think he’s quite forgiven me yet for that stunt.You can nab one of these shirts for about $25.28, and you can pick them up via Shalemon’s site or Amazon Japan and Rakuten. They’ll probably go fast, so make sure you nab the ones you want before they’re gone for good.View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4.last_img read more

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Red Wine Antioxidant Resveratrol Could Prevent Muscle Loss In Mars Mission Astronauts

first_img Bestseller ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Wow facts 1Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийadvertisementEffects Of Zero GravityA 50 years worth of human spaceflight studies have shown the risks of zero gravity to human health. The lack of force binding the human body to the ground can lead to dizziness, loss of appetite, and vomiting.Prolonged exposure to low gravity could lead to more serious conditions like cardiovascular diseases and weakened immune system. Astronauts staying in space for six months could experience muscle atrophy.Experts said humans lose 1 percent of their bone mass for every month without gravity. Some also suffer altered vision.”Force is what helps our muscles get stronger; force is what helps our bones to stay strong,” said John DeWitt, a senior biochemist who works for NASA. “Force is what helps or heart to stay strong by having to pump the blood against gravity,”The goal has been to provide astronauts with the equipment to maintain physical exercise even in space. NASA is building smaller all-in-one-type devices that would make an exercise possible without taking too much space.Miracle IngredientThe new study suggested that nutrition, aside from exercise, is crucial in maintaining health in hostile environments like Mars.Researchers subjected rats to controlled and variable groups, where they administered doses of resveratrol. A group of mice was suspended from the ceiling of their cage to mimic Martian gravity.Half of the rats were given resveratrol in their water supply, while the rest were left suspended for 14 days. The team analyzed the rats’ paw grip force, calf circumference, and muscles.They proved that reduced gravity negatively affected the animals’ grip, muscle weight, slow-twitch muscle, and calf circumference. Contrary, muscle mass was protected in rats that were given resveratrol.”Resveratrol treatment promotes muscle growth in diabetic or unloaded animals, by increasing insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake in the muscle fibers,” said lead author Dr. Marie Mortreux of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. TAG Resveratrol, Microgravity, Mars mission All Ads by Amazon Ads by Amazon AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Search Close Resveratrol, which is found in grapes and blueberries, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The same ingredient could benefit astronauts with an extended stay in space.  ( NASA ) Martian astronauts can better manage the effects of zero gravity on bone mass and loss of muscle strength using an antioxidant found in red wine.Resveratrol is an active compound found in the skin of grapes and blueberries. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, and anti-diabetic properties that benefit Alzheimer’s patients.Results of the study using mouse models were published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology. ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more

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Konica Minolta Brings Motion to Xray With Dynamic Digital Radiography

first_imgNews | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 20, 2018 Konica Minolta Brings Motion to X-ray With Dynamic Digital Radiography DDR technology rapidly captures sequential radiographs in a single exam to observe the dynamic interaction of anatomical structures News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more References1. Herrmann TL, Fauber TL, Gill J, et al. Best practices in digital radiography. Radiol Technol. 2012 Sep-Oct;84(1):83-9.2 IMV Market Research, 2017 X-ray/DR/CR Market Outlook, Sept. 2017. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 November 20, 2018 – Konica Minolta Healthcare is bringing digital radiography (DR) to life with the ability to visualize movement using conventional X-ray. Known as Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) or X-ray in Motion, this new modality captures movement in a single exam and allows the clinician to observe the dynamic interaction of anatomical structures, such as soft tissue and bone, with physiological changes over time. The value of DDR in thoracic imaging is promising, according to the company, allowing clinicians to observe chest wall, heart and lung motion during respiration. DDR goes beyond pulmonary function; Konica Minolta is exploring its use in orthopedic applications of the spine and extremities.This new capability will be showcased at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 25-30 in Chicago.DDR is an enhanced version of a standard DR system that rapidly acquires up to 15 sequential radiographs per second for up to 20 seconds of physiological movement, resulting in 300 X-ray images with a dose equivalent to about two standard X-rays. Since the DDR system also performs all conventional X-ray studies as well as motion radiographic studies, it is a cost-effective solution that provides greater diagnostic capability in an economical package.In the U.S., 74 percent of all radiologic studies are radiography1 and nearly 44 percent of hospital-based X-ray imaging exams are thoracic2. While access to computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) and nuclear medicine may be limited in regions throughout the world, X-ray is an essential primary diagnostic tool that is widely available in developed nations at a fraction of the cost. There are also potential cost savings for healthcare systems globally by reducing the need for more advanced, and more expensive, imaging techniques.Dynamic Digital Radiography is not U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared in the U.S.For more information: www.konicaminolta.com/medicalusa News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Jonahs Whale Beach Names Best Australian Boutique Property

first_imgSource = Jonah’s Whale Beach Jonah’s at Whale Beach has been awarded the Best Australian Boutique Property in the Luxury Travel Magazine 2010 Gold List. The iconic Whale Beach destination has been recognised by the readers of Luxury Travel Magazine for its stunning ocean vistas, luxury boutique accommodation and world class restaurant.Jonah’s was part of an impressive line up of boutique Australian hotels, including The Islington, Tasmania and Tower Lodge in the Hunter Valley. Jonah’s is the only Relais & Chateaux property in Sydney, sitting beside Tetsuya Wakada, who is one of Relais & Chateaux’s Grand Chefs.Relais & Chateaux is the world’s most prestigious boutique hotel group, whose hotels embody the highest quality in accommodation and cuisine.2010 marks the sixth consecutive year of the prestigious Gold List Awards which recognise premium standards and unsurpassed quality in luxury travel destinations. The 2010 Gold List Award winners gathered at the Sheraton on Park Hotel, Sydney on Tuesday 30 March for an exclusive ceremony to recognise the awards.General Manager Sean Byrne said “We are obviously delighted to be recognised by the readers of Luxury Travel Magazine. I am fortunate enough to lead a superb team who are always looking to improve our service to ensure the highest standards of luxury are met.”The core team at Jonah’s includes Executive Chef George Francisco, winner of a coveted Chef’s Hat in the 2010 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide; Ali Pinnington, Restaurant Manager and face of Jonah’s for many years, together with the newest member of the team, Head Sommelier Christian Baeppler who joins Jonah’s from Galileo Restaurant at The Observatory Hotel. Baeppler has an extremely broad knowledge of all wine regions in the world, which is already being reflected in the additions to the wine list – Jonah’s was already the holder of two goblets, presented by The Fine Wine Partners in 2009.Jonah’s is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected hospitality establishments, having turned 80 years old in 2009. Jonah’s has enjoyed a rich history having first opened in 1929 and having played host to local and international celebrities including royalty, television and film stars, business heavyweights and sporting stars.Jonah’s Partner Property, Bonville Golf Resort in Coffs Harbour NSW has also been recognised by the 2010 Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Awards as Australia’s 2nd Best Golf Resort for its deluxe accommodation, fine dining, beauty, premium service & challenging golf course which is enjoyed by domestic & international visitors to this iconic Australian golf course. Bonville has also been voted Australia’s most beautiful mainland golf course 9 years in a row, by The Golf Course Guide. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/2a880/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more

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