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Kartarpur corridor will be opened Nov Pakistan

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal has said despite tension with India his country is committed to open the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims from November. “Pakistan is committed to open the corridor in November on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak”, he said here on Thursday. A meeting on the corridor would take place soon, he added. The proposed corridor will allow Sikhs to visit the shrine, located only a few km from the border, without visa. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details However, Faisal said he was not sure if India would remain committed to the project, which many thought could help bridge differences between the two countries. On the reports of stranded Indians in Pakistan after snapping of rail and bus links, Faisal said he had no knowledge of any Indian citizens in Pakistan. “If there were any, we are ready to facilitate their return. They can go back on foot through the Wagha border because that is open,” he said.last_img read more

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Katherine Heigl Supports Remember Me Thursday

first_imgIn the wake of last year’s overwhelming global support, Helen Woodward Animal Center is uniting with animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations worldwide for the 2nd Annual Remember Me Thursday global pet adoption awareness campaign.Remember Me Thursday 2014 official spokesperson Katherine Heigl with Oscar,one of her adopted dogsNow some very big names are stepping forward to lend their support to the cause, including Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominated actress, Katherine Heigl, who has been named official spokesperson for the 2014 campaign.Around the world, candles will be lit on the exact same day, honoring the millions of pets who lost their lives over the past year without the benefit of a loving home. Helen Woodward Animal Center encourages the community to take part at scheduled candle-lighting ceremonies or online Thursday, September 25th, 2014 and bring attention to adoptable pets still waiting for forever families.The first Remember Me Thursday took place on the fourth Thursday in September, 2013. Moved by the staggering statistics of homeless pets who lose their lives each year (The Humane Society of the United States approximates this number at 3.4 million annually in the US.), Helen Woodward Animal Center President Mike Arms put out a call to rescue organizations in an attempt to create a global awareness campaign. As creator of both the International Pet Adoptathon and the International Home 4 the Holidays program which, in partnership with national animal organizations, has placed 9.3 million pets in homes since 1999, Arms was able to send out an expansive request and the response was significant.139 countries united to support the movement including Germany, Mexico, Canada, Spain, the Philippines, Japan, Puerto Rico, Australia, the United Kingdom, and many more, with over 100,000 individuals holding candle-lighting ceremonies of their own, spreading the message through social media, visiting the Remember Me Thursday website or lighting a virtual candle.Now in its second year, the Remember Me Thursday campaign continues to expand with multiple candle-lighting ceremonies and special events already organized internationally, as well as an A-list lineup of celebrity supporters.As official spokesperson, Katherine Heigl adds another charitable title to her growing list of animal-focused endeavors. The award winning actress, best known for her starring roles in such films as 27 Dresses and Knocked Up, and her portrayal of Dr. Isobel ‘Izzie’ Stevens in the television medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, is co-founder of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, an organization dedicated to animal welfare. A dedicated mother of two girls, and loving guardian to a menagerie of pets, Heigl is also set to star in the NBC drama series State of Affairs this Fall. She is taking time out of her busy schedule to champion homeless pets and is featured with Oscar, one of her adopted dogs, in a downloadable poster for participating animal organizations.“Every day in America, 10,000 pets are killed for lack of a good home,” stated Heigl. “It is important to not forget those animals who have been euthanized in our shelters across America and to focus on those still waiting for a home. Remember Me Thursday is our opportunity to bring to light these homeless pets and I am honored to be the spokesperson for such an important and powerful message.”Heigl is not the only celebrity supporter. Accomplished Emmy and Tony-award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth is lending her voice once again by offering her inspiring song “It Will Be Me” as the official anthem of the Remember Me Thursday campaign video. Other actors, comedians, pet behaviorists and professional athletes are showing their love for orphan pets by taking the title of campaign “Luminaries,” reminding the public to light a candle Thursday, September 25th, 2014.Animal loving celebrities are also sharing their thoughts on pet adoption via video PSAs (public service announcements) in a special online gallery and via their social media accounts. At press time, luminaries include:Alan Cumming – currently starring on Broadway in his Tony Award winning performance as the Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret, as Eli Gold in the CBS series The Good Wife and author of the upcoming memoir, Not My Father’s Son (Day Street Books, October 2014);Anže Kopitar – professional ice hockey player, Olympian, two-time Stanley cup winner, and the alternate captain of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings;Beth Stern – TV host, model, author (Oh My Dog! Gallery Books, 2010), animal advocate, and the national spokesperson for North Shore Animal League America;Carrie Ann Inaba – award winning television host, choreographer and producer, best known for her role as a judge on the ABC hit, Dancing With The Stars and founder of charitable organization The CAI Animal Project;David Backes – NHL hockey player and captain of the St. Louis Blues, two-time Olympian and Silver medalist, co-founder with wife Kelly of the non-profit organization, Athletes for Animals, a united team of professional athletes with a shared passion for rescuing and protecting the welfare of homeless pets nationwide;Diane Keaton – American film actress, director, producer, screenwriter, and author. Diane is a lifelong animal lover, Board Member of Helen Woodward Animal Center, and proud guardian of many rescued creatures;Eric Roberts – Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actor of both film (Runaway Train, Pope of Greenwich Village, The Expendables) and television (Less Than Perfect, Heroes, Crash);Ian Somerhalder – American actor and philanthropist, best known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in the TV drama The Vampire Diaries and founder of Ian Somerhalder Foundation which aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures;Jackson Galaxy – cat behaviorist with more than fifteen years of experience – and the host of Animal Planet’s hit show My Cat From Hell;Jeff Carter – Olympic Gold Medalist, two-time Stanley cup winner, current player for the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings;Kathy Najimy – acclaimed actress of film (Sister Act 1 & 2, Hocus Pocus, Rat Race, Wall-E), television (VEEP, The Big C, Numb3rs, Veronica’s Closet, King of the Hill), and stage (The Kathy and Mo Show, Dirty Blonde) and outspoken activist on women’s, gay, and animal rights;Kristin Bauer van Straten – American film and television actress including HBO series True Blood, Seinfeld, and sorceress Maleficent in the ABC series Once Upon a Time, and producer of Out For Africa, a documentary about the plight of endangered elephants and rhinos;Kristin Chenoweth – Emmy and Tony Award winner and Hollywood Bowl and Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee, Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television, film and an accomplished singing career. This fall, she will host the PBS Arts Fall Festival and release a live concert CD/DVD entitled Coming Home. Next year, she will co-star in the Universal film The Boy Next Door and make her return to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century;Mark Buehrle – professional baseball player, World Series Champion, five-time World Gold Glove Award winner, and starting pitcher of the Toronto Blue Jays;Sara Rue – critically-acclaimed actress best known for the roles she played as Claudia Casey on the sitcom Less Than Perfect, Carmen Ferrara on the comedy-drama Popular, and Kim on Malibu County;Tamar Geller – famed canine coach and author of The Loved Dog: The Playful, Non-Aggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior (Gallery Books, 2008) and 30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog (Simon and Schuster, 2011) and founder of nonprofit Operation Heroes & Hounds pairing shelter dogs with injured military.Remember Me Thursday asks organizations and individuals to dedicate the fourth Thursday of September, annually, to remembering the millions of homeless pets who lost their lives over the last year. By uniting in this way, the worldwide awareness campaign hopes to shine a light on the millions of healthy and loving orphan pets still awaiting adoption. Individuals can get involved by attending a candle-lighting ceremony at their local shelter, or assisting with organizing one; lighting a virtual candle on-line at www.remembermethursday.org; changing their social media profile pictures to the Remember Me Thursday icon all day, September 25th; spreading the word about Remember Me Thursday on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media channels using #LIGHTFORPETS; and most importantly by always adopting and encouraging friends and family to do the same.For more information on Remember Me Thursday and a full list of participating celebrities and animal welfare organizations, go to www.remembermethursday.org.last_img read more

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US mortgage rates move little after big drop 30year 408

WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates moved little this week after the key 30-year loan rate marked its steepest weekly drop in a decade the week before.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage ticked up to 4.08% from 4.06% — which had plunged from 4.28% last week. The average rate on the benchmark loan stood at 4.40% a year ago.The average rate this week for 15-year, fixed-rate home loans slipped to 3.56% from 3.57% last week.The decline made purchasing a home a lot cheaper, and potential buyers have been rushing to take advantage of the cheaper borrowing costs.The Associated Press read more

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UN atomic watchdog chief seeks additional nuclear safeguards from Iran

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed ElBaradei, first met with Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi in Tehran before seeing President Mohammed Khatami in an effort to answer questions about Iran’s nuclear programme after an official agency report detailed the earlier failures.Mr. ElBaradei, whose one-day visit is at the invitation of the Iranian authorities, is trying to obtain a commitment from Iran to sign an additional protocol in connection with IAEA safeguards agreements as required by the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which would allow for enhanced, unannounced, on-the-spot inspections.He was returning to Vienna tonight, but a senior team of experts was staying on in Tehran for technical talks with their Iranian counterparts over the next several days.On 19 June, the IAEA Board called on Iran to allow environmental sampling of alleged enrichment activities and agree to enhanced inspections after Mr. ElBaradei reported the earlier failures.He noted at the time that corrective actions were being taken in cooperation with the Iranian authorities, but called on the country to “conclude and bring into force an additional protocol at an early date, in order to enhance the Agency’s ability to provide credible assurances regarding the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities.” The Board then adopted a statement urging Iran to “promptly and unconditionally conclude and implement an additional protocol to its Safeguards Agreement, in order to enhance the Agency’s ability to provide credible assurances regarding the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities, particularly the absence of undeclared material and activities.”Iran is a party to the NPT, which the IAEA is entrusted with verifying. The additional protocols aim to enhance IAEA’s ability to provide “credible, comprehensive assurances” regarding all NPT States. So far only 35 countries have brought additional protocols into force. read more

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Blustery showers look set to deny Britain a bank holiday heatwave

Blustery showers are expected across the UK over the next few days, while hopes of a Bank Holiday heatwave have been dashed by forecasters.Sunny spells will brighten up the weekend in between showers, and maximum temperatures are expected to be average – about 21C in the South and about 19C in the North.People can expect to see a “gradual improvement” in the weather next week, but one last hot weekend of summer is not looking likely.Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: “We can’t get much worse, can we? We’ve had such wet and windy weather so far this month.”He added: “It’s likely that Saturday right through to Wednesday, at least, will be summarised by sunny spells and showers.”And hopefully from Thursday through the rest of the week those showers should start to become less, but a bit of uncertainty with exactly how less they will become as we head towards the Bank Holiday weekend.”I’d say, overall, compared with the wet and windy weather we’ve had over the last few weeks, there is a gradual improvement over the next four or five days.”But it is only a gradual improvement, rather than any heatwave or hot and sunny weather on the way.” 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. Looking ahead to the Bank Holiday weekend, Mr Dewhurst said it was too far off to know with any certainty, but said it was more likely to be “pleasant” rather than “hot and sunny”.Singer Liam Payne was forced to cancel an outdoor charity concert in west London on Friday because of the wet weather and bookmaker Coral said it has suspended betting on this month being the wettest on record. read more

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Jonas Erik Larholm for HP I enjoy in Szeged

Jonas LarholmlarholmPick Szeged We talked to Jonas Erik Larholm, the first Scandinavian player of Pick Szeged about many things. How he’s recovering from his injury, how is he doing in Szeged, about the Olympic games, about the Women’s European and Men’s World Championship and much more… check it out!How is your leg doing? Are you getting better or it still hurts?It still hurts, I was in the fitness center. It is not broken, only a bit swollen. I would have wanted maybe 2 or 3 weeks more rest. There’s 3 weeks before I can put some pressure on it and run, I just walk around now and rest.You’ve been living in Szeged for almost 6 months now. What do you think about Hungarian people, culture and in general how do you feel in Hungary? How would you describe the major differences between Sweden and Hungary? Maybe some things are a little bit different but it’s still handball and it is the same sport, I think we have good conditions here in the sportshall. I enjoy it. I am also on good terms with my team and with my teammates.What do you do in your spare time? Do you have local friends from Szeged? Do you have any preferred bar or restaurant which you attend more often than the others?We have some free time but in some periods there’s too much traveling, playing and everything. I like the city, I live in the center. Mainly I go out with my teammates. There is one cafe place in the city center that we like.The opponents usually notice the good atmosphere of the Szeged hall and also how much the fans cheer for their team. In your previous teams was it similar or this is a little bit different? I spent 2 years in Barcelona and it was not the same. The fans came only for the big games and then there was a good atmosphere. In Aalborg there were many spectators but it’s different here (in Szeged) as fans are more louder and cheering more emotionally and the atmosphere gets better and better.Do these things inspire you and your play as well?Yes of course, it helps a lot. There are many people in the sportshall and they also make some loud noise. In Denmark and in Sweden it is more common to sit with the family and it is nice and quiet, but here in Szeged it is different. I like this.How do you feel about the match against Veszprem? That was a big win.It was really great for the sport and it was a really good match. I was very satisfied with it.What do you think about the Hungarian League? How could you describe the differences of this league comparing to the Swedish or to the Spanish?I think the difference is bigger between the good teams and the weaker teams here. In Denmark it is more even and also in Spain but in Spain is a little bit more like here in Hungary.The level of the Swedish teams maybe the same comparing to the Hungarian teams, but it is hard to say. We have 2-3 really good teams here.What about the young players? How many talented young players can play in this leage or in Spain or in Sweden?In Sweden there are a lot of young players, but most of the young players if they have a succes maybe they could play in the natioal team also they try to go abroad because the financial situation is often better in Denmark or in Germany.I think it’s a good league for young people. We can develop them, many players go but we should keep them in Sweden. I think maybe it’s the same for the Hungarian league.You want your star players to stay. You may have more succes with this here because you have big teams in Szeged and Veszprém and people want to stay because they are more competitive in the Champions League. They also have a bigger chance to get a good place and to stay here in Hungary. This we have to work on in Sweden.What final result do you expect from Pick Szeged? The draw against Tatabánya made it harder to win the preliminary round. If Szeged and their great rival play in the final again, what do you think about your team’s chances against Veszprém, who have a great chance of getting into the Champions Leage final four.  We saw we had a good chance to beat them here at home, we played a good game, we can compete with them, but of course this goal – to get ahead of them – may be harder, we have a lot of work to do and we try to improve and then I think we can match up to them and I think we have a chance.In the history of Pick Szeged you are the first Scandinavian player. The CEO Richárd Mezei said, that they would like to get more players from the nordic countries to come to Szeged. Do you think its possible? Could you mention some names whom you would like to play with? I think people from Scandinavia are very friendly and more positive to the idea of moving to Hungary.  Some people also from Spain came to Hungary and I think its more mixed in Europe now and everybody can play everywhere and I think this trend will go on…Maybe from the Swedish national team?I don’t know, maybe.. I will try to get them here!In the Bundesliga there are a lot of Scandinavian players, the German top clubs like to have players from the nordic countries. You haven’t played in Germany, went to Denmark after Barcelona. You didn’t intend to play there or the Danish offer was unrefusable? It was a good offer and a good opportunity for me to play with some of the players from our youth national team, that I know well. We had a good team there. It was a good   step for me that time and in that point of my carrier. I think it was also great socially in the first 2-3 years. After that I wanted to try something new, something different.If you go back in time, would you make the same decision?I don’t know, that time it was good for me, now I also feel good here and I try to focus on this situation and to improve myself here and then I’ll see where I’m going next, but I hope I can stay here for a long time.After the first period of struggle in the Champions Leage you were getting better and after the victory against Zagreb we’ve got a real chance to qualify for the next round. Do you think you could make the last 3 rounds? Maybe 4 points would be enough.We still have it in our hands, I think we can make it, but we have to improve, like we did during this period then I think we’ll have a chance. It will be tough because we have to beat Schaffhausen away and also Minsk here at home. I think many of these teams in this group caused a real surprise in a positive way. Also Zagreb are playing really good but they haven’t been lucky with their points, they were close to winning in Berlin. This group is very tight but if we work hard and if we do our best then we can do it.What is your opinion regarding Balic who missed the World Championship?I haven’t seen him during this autumn only maybe in 1 or 2 games when he played in Atletico, it’s hard to say what happened there, I don’t know I don’t want to speculate maybe it’s his relationship with Goluza. I enjoy watching him so I would be a little bit sad not see him in the Championship.In the European Champ. in Serbia in January he played for a very little time.Yes he also didn’t play much at the Olympics. He played well I think in the semi final against France but this was also the only chance he got to play, he played 70%. I don’t know why, I would say maybe he may come back or maybe he had enough.In the last few years some serious changes have happened in european handball. Some really good teams got weaker and some teams got unexpectedly stronger (Polish teams, Metalurg Skopje and Veszprém too). The CL got more balanced, as some unexpected results show. What do you think about this?I agree, I think it’s got more balanced as you say. I think it is good for handball, for the sport and also for the interest of the spectators. You can never say for sure that one team is going to win a game. Savehof can beat Atletico or Minsk are now playing really good for example. Its good for the spectators also and for the clubs. Everyone feels in the CL that  “we have a chance, we can go trough maybe to the next round and build on that”. Why not? I like this development.Have you watched the Eurpoean women’s handball championship?Yes, I saw some of the matches and in the final Montenegro won in two overtimes.In 2010 the Norwegian national team beat Hungary with 21 goals in the European Championship. On Saturday the two teams played again in the semi final and Norway won by 11 goals. The norwegian coach of the Hungarian national team Karl Erik Böhn said, that they got better by ten goals comparing to the last match. We could say, it is an interesting explanation. Do you think that this kind of „positive thinking” is part of the scandinavian mentality or he just simply wanted to cheer his team up a bit before the upcoming very important match against Serbia. (Finally the Hungarian team beat Serbia and reached the bronz medal.)Maybe because of this. It’s hard to say when you have only one example, but maybe in general it is like this. We have a different mentality.He might just tried not to be hard on his team and instead he was a little bit more constructive. I don’t know which is the best way because sometimes it’s also good to put elite sportsmen under really big pressure and then they perform good. Maybe a mixture of this.Is this better for the players?I don’t know. I think sometimes the swedish or the scandinavian style is very individual from player to player and from team to team For example some player just need to hear ’Come on’, ’Harder’, ’Tougher’ and to be put under a lot of pressure and some players work better without this. So you have to know your team and know your player and your couch and try to find the best approach.The World Championship in Spain 2013 is approaching and Sweden are not there after losing in the European playoffs against Montenegro. Andersson, Kallman, Ahlm and Lundström decided they need a rest before the Olympics and did not play these two legs against Montenegro. Bengt Johansson said he would have forbidden these players not to play. Do you find these players responsible for Sweden not reaching the WC in Spain 2013?Bengt Johansson said that? Of course this is disappointing for us not to be at the WC. We played well at the Olympics and I think it was a good comeback, a good revenge but now we just have to work for the next championship in Denmark.It was harder for your team without these players.Yes but Marcus did hasn’t played in the national team for 7-8 years, he was not a suprise for us. Kim needed some time with his family, I think we just have to play with the team we got, with players who are able to be there and to contribute. Of course we would like as many players as possible every time we meet, but it’s hard sometimes. The players are under a lot of pressure as the game schedules and programs in the clubs are tight so I understand some people need to rest sometimes.Yes it was in June just right after the end of the season.Yes we had a tough summer, I was participating in the national team all summer and also I think from start of June till after the end of the Olympics in August, so it was a tough but exciting journey this summer. I almost did not get any rest and then directly down here and to play. I can feel it now, I have some small injuries. I think it is because I’ve put hard pressure on my body for a long time. It would be good now to have a two-week restI for my feet and these small injuries.Only two weeks? Yes, in the summer you normally have maybe 3 week, but this summer I had only 3 days so of course it’s hard.What do you thik about the Olympic games? You reached the final you had two fantastic matches against Denmark and Hungary and you lost by only one goal against France. Do you think it was a big success for you or more like a failure and disappointment for losing the final?We were very happy to reach the final and have a silver medal but I was a bit disappointed and a little bit sad after the final. Because winning was so close… I think we played good and we had the chance. It was disappointing but of course now I’m also very happy with a silver medal.Interview: Gábor Várkonyi, Péter ButtyPhoto: Aurél Iványi ← Previous Story WCH 2013 TOP 10 disappointments: Vujin, Narcisse, Abalo, Lijewski… Next Story → Nikola Karabatic is out of contract! read more

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Investigation launched after drone full of drugs touched down at Dublin prison

first_imgGARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING an incident at Wheatfield Prison yesterday morning in which a helicopter drone full of drugs crashed into the prison.The incident was first reported by Mick McCaffrey in the Sunday World. The newspaper reports that prisoners ran towards the drone and one of them was seen swallowing some of the packages contained in it.It is expected the man will be charged with possession of illegal drugs but it is unknown where the drone was being controlled from or who was flying it.A garda spokesperson confirmed today that there had been an incident at the Dublin prison at 11am yesterday morning.They said they were “handed a device by prison service staff and are investigating the incident”.This is the first time in Ireland a drone like this has been caught smuggling drugs into a prison. In March this year, criminals attempted to fly a similar drone laden with drugs into a prison in Melbourne, Australia. It was spotted hovering near the walls and a man was later arrested over it.Originally published 5.27pmRead: Drug-carrying drone discovered hovering outside Melbourne prison>Read: Check out the insane-looking drone camera the Golf Channel are reportedly using to film golfers>last_img read more

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Road Health Safety for Back to School

first_img Related Items:back to school for TCI Students, road and health safety for back to school Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 5, 2016 – Children looked really smart today… it is great to see them back in this element… and the traffic, well it is what it is.  We all need to ensure that we adhere to the speed limits in our school zones and follow other road safety and personal safety rules… washing hands, fending off mosquitoes and being alert as we use our streets.  last_img read more

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Lawmakers discuss new bridge effort

first_imgA group of state lawmakers from Washington and Oregon met in a closed-door meeting in Vancouver on Wednesday to discuss a new Columbia River bridge.It was not, however, a meeting to “revive the Columbia River Crossing,” said Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, one of the lawmakers spearheading the so-called Bi-State Bridge Coalition.Pike said she was encouraged by the meeting, which included 12 lawmakers, representing both states and both parties.The meeting, which was closed to the public and the press, was a combination of a “healthy postmortem and lessons learned” and the start of rebuilding relationships, Pike said.After Washington lawmakers declined to vote to pay their share of the Columbia River Crossing, which would have replaced the Interstate 5 Bridge, Oregon’s governor pushed ahead to consider an Oregon-only version of the project. The go-it-alone strategy failed to garner enough votes earlier this year, and the project was declared dead.“If we can get to yes, we have to lift together this time,” Oregon Rep. Julie Parrish, R-West Linn, said after the meeting. She was a vocal opponent of the Oregon-led project.last_img read more

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Video captures man robbing Family Dollar store police say

first_imgPolice hope surveillance footage will help them track down a man seen robbing a Family Dollar store.Surveillance video captured the man, police said, as he robbed the store along Northwest 17th Avenue and 36th Street.The robbery happened last week.If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.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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Editors Share Best Practices for Twitter

first_imgJessica LillianEditor, Solar Industry Magazine (Twitter followers: 11,598)One of the most important things is not being robotic. With magazines in particular, there’s a temptation to send out headlines and get people to click on them. You have to surround that with conversation; engage, reply and talk to followers.Hashtags are used in the majority of Solar Industry tweets. Using the most appropriate hashtags in a magazine’s topic or domain, and using them consistently, is key. We use “#solar” because simple often works the best.When Solar Industry hit Facebook, all stories were being fed into both social sites. It was meant to be temporary and wasn’t really well received; people don’t want to see the same thing twice. Today, Twitter is used for short headlines and spreading news; Facebook gets its own set of content. It’s all about humanizing your digital presence. We want readers to glance at a TIME social account on any platform and know automatically that it is not run by robots. Instead of traditional headlines, I’m digging into the story for the right fact, joke or quote to tweet. My name is attached to the account because we want people to know that this was handpicked. Our social curation is about the human experience. We’ll joke when it’s appropriate, but we’re also not afraid to call an African famine ‘heartbreaking.’ It may break a few traditional rules of journalism, but it’s also one of the reasons TIME has adapted to Twitter so well. Twitter has become part of the daily routine for almost every editor, but are you using it as effectively as you can? Here, four very different editors offer their advice for engaging and growing readership via Twitter. Allie TownsendSocial Media Producer, TIME (Twitter followers: 2,870,423)Just as we focus on giving each story the best headline for SEO, we’re also giving attention to social optimization. You’ve only got a few seconds of someone’s attention (at best) on Twitter, so what you’re writing needs to earn their click. Don’t be afraid to be urgent, funny, maybe even a little sarcastic if the story calls for it. center_img Brian KlemsOnline Editor, Writer’s Digest (Twitter Followers: 207,000)We use Twitter for a multitude of things, but the goal of @writersdigest Twitter account is (1) to share information on how to write better and get published and (2) to challenge our readership to be more creative and reach their writing goals. Ultimately if you want followers, provide good information that helps address the needs of a specific community and be willing to discuss, challenge, and entertain in the process. And don’t be phony. It’s a complete turnoff to tweeters. People are smart and can spot your phoniness a million miles away. You have to be a part of the community if you want success. Aaron KenediEditor-in-Chief, Print Magazine (Twitter followers: 378,931) We post about four or five editorial links per day (to Imprint and/or Printmag.com). We also tweet about special promotions or sales (conferences, competitions, new products) but without being overbearing. One thing we always do is answer questions so that people know there are live Print reps listening to them and responding accordingly. We have grown our followers about 340,000 since last summer, so our approach seems to be resonating with designers.last_img read more

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Undercover operation leads to meth arrests in Unalaska

first_imgUPDATE: 12/27 at 2:50 p.m.Listen NowSeven people have been charged in a crackdown on methamphetamine distribution in Unalaska.A press release from the Unalaska Department of Public Safety reported that for three months, UPD used confidential informants and undercover officers to identify local distribution networks.During the operation, officers obtained methamphetamine from eight people.Six people were charged on Friday including Sean Driscoll, 39; Geoffrey Edwards, 41; Ioane Fassavalu, 28; Nicholas Hough, 31; Christopher Oria, 28; and Henry Zablan, 37.A seventh person — Melissa McGlashan, 30 — was arrested and charged over the holiday weekend.Charges against the eight defendants include possession of a controlled substance, distribution of controlled substance and illegal possession of firearms.This investigation is ongoing and the Unalaska Department of Public safety expects to arrest at least one more person.It encourages anyone with information about illegal drug sales to contact the police.ORIGINAL POST: 12/23 at 1:29 p.m.Unalaska’s police department is cracking down on methamphetamine.A press release revealed for three months, officers have worked to identity local distribution networks using confidential informants and undercover officers.During the operation, officers obtained methamphetamine from eight individuals.In a two-day sweep, five people were arrested. Another individual was in police custody on unrelated charges. The department expects to make two additional arrests.Charges against the eight defendants include possession or a controlled substance, distribution of controlled substance and illegal possession of firearms.last_img read more

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PM attends joint meeting of NDC DSCSC

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina presides over the 16th joint meeting of the governing body of the National Defense College (NDC) and Defense Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) in Dhaka cantonment on Sunday. Photo: BSSThe 16th joint meeting of the Governing Body of the National Defense College (NDC) and Defense Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) was held at the prime minister’s office at Armed Forces Division in Dhaka cantonment on Sunday.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, chairperson of the NDC and DSCSC, presided over the meeting, an ISPR press release said.Prime minister’s security affairs advisor Tarique Ahmed Siddique, chiefs of three services, principal staff officer of the Armed Forces Division, secretaries of the public administration ministry, finance division, defense ministry, foreign ministry, secondary and higher education division of the education ministry and vice chancellors of the Dhaka University and Jahangirnagar University were present.The prime minister in her speech expressed satisfaction over the development and progress of the two prestigious institutions of the armed forces and expressed gratitude to the members of the governing council for their special role for development and progress of the institutions.The prime minister also thanked the authorities of the institutions for arranging time befitting training for officers asking them to continue the process in future. She gave them instruction for creating knowledgeable military and civil leadership and ensuring optimum utilization of the national resources.The prime minister said her government has formulated Armed Forces Goal- 2030 in light of the defense policy framed by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and is continuing its efforts for development and modernization of the armed forces.The NDC is playing an excellent role in preparing the high military and civil officials of the country and senior military officials of the friendly countries to take the responsibilities in higher positions, which brightened the image of the NDC abroad.Side by side, the prime minister said, the DSCSC, as a renowned institution, is making contribution to groom up the mid level officers of Bangladesh Armed Forces and friendly countries. The officers after receiving the training are also performing excellent duties beyond the country’s territory in the UN missions and other counties.In the meeting, the commandants of the NDC and DSCSC gave short presentations on the activities of their institutions. The governing council reviewed the progress of the implementation of the decisions of the last meeting.The commandants thanked the prime minister for her continued support and guidelines for development of the NDC and DSCSC.last_img read more

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Delaying The Ozone Standards Hasnt Stopped Houstons Progress

first_img 00:00 /01:15 The Environmental Protection Agency has stricter air quality standards that were supposed to be implemented this year.Now they’ve pushed back the requirements to 2018.But that doesn’t deter Houstonians from continuing to strive for cleaner air.Bakeyah Nelson is with Air Alliance Houston.“We are going to continue our advocacy to reduce pollution levels that contribute to ozone formation,” Nelson says.The standard says cities must help reduce the ozone from 75 parts per billion to 70.Nelson says in order for Houston to reach that goal– industries need to implement new air quality technology, driving must be reduced, and more infrastructure for bikes and walking needs to be built.Researchers like Jay Olaguer, with the Houston Advanced Research Center says it doesn’t matter how much time the EPA gives for planning, it comes down to funding.“In the past we’ve been very productive in sponsoring and actually performing the actual research needed to address the issues,” Olaguer says. “But it’s a bad funding climate right now for people who do research in general, let alone ozone research.”The American Lung Association ranks Houston 6th for high ozone days out of 220 cities in the U.S. Listen X Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

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Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Technology | December 19, 2014 Rayence Introduces Enhancing Flat Panel Digital Solutions Enhancements include a new console designed for mobile imaging and auto-stitching center_img News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Image courtesy of RayenceDecember 19, 2014 — Rayence Inc. highlighted enhancements to its digital flat panel solutions at RSNA 2014. Enhancements included a new console dedicated for mobile imaging, auto-stitching and an image processing tool that allows the user to instantly enhance bone or soft tissue based on the radiologist’s preference.Rayence also introduced new wireless detectors, the wireless C-Series, the 1417WCC (CsI) and 1417WGC (Gadox). The new class of wireless detectors are designed to increase workflow efficiency by providing a more streamlined approach to digital radiography. They are lightweight, ISO 4090 compliant, feature seamless carbon-fiber construction and come with a built-in memory capable of storing up to 100 images. High detective quantum efficiency along with a pixel pitch of 127 microns assures the delivery of high quality images.For more information: www.rayenceusa.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… 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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Compulsory national service for travel agents

first_imgSource = roomsxml.com roomsXML – More Suppliers, Hot Deals www.roomsxml.com learn more about roomsXML.com here Compulsory national service for travel agents“Want to separate yourself out from the crowd? Give something of yourself to the places that give so much to you.”My first glimpse of national service came in 2002 at the Solar eclipse festival, 1200 km away in Lyndhurst, South Australia. Amongst a plethora of global travellers in the world’s biggest air-conditioned tent was a young Israeli who explained that upon coming-of-age, everyone was expected to give a year of their life to the country.The noble causeWhether or not you believe in service, wars and armies, there is a nobility to giving part of one’s life to one’s country. In its purest sense, it’s giving something back to that which gave something to you; a life, an opportunity, the ability to live or make a living.Like the world does for travel agents.Deriving your incomeIt might be Flight Centre, Helloworld, Travelmanagers, MTA or Travel Counsellors who pay your wage, but they are not your work place.  Our workplace is the world; our ability to know of it, to work with it and at times, exploit it, is where we make a living.Take away the world and its diversity and the never-ending parade of famil’s, promotions and kickbacks become pointless . After all, where would we send people without the diversity?They’d just stay at home and play on their phones.Giving something backI propose that every year, travel agents should do the equivalent of national service.If a location helps us to make a living, we should help the living in that location. If we want to have what can be an amazing lifestyle in travel, we should give something back to those that help us feed our own.It could be as poor as just a donation of cash or so much more and be a donation of time and a little bit of you. In doing so, we might just learn more about the places that we send our customers to. Help build a school, deliver some medicines, sweep a street, impart some knowledge to improve the life of someone else.The machines can’t do thatWe talk about machines, but what we are really talking about is an insane concentration of wealth, the very thing that so many customers of the online websites pretend that they are fighting against. Want to separate yourself out from the crowd?Give something of yourself to the places that give so much to you.Take that story and tell it to your customers. The telling of the story will separate you from the machines.Go old school, the narrativeElders once sat around fires and told stories. In my nearly 2 decades of working with technology, the most successful projects are those that come with narrative.The authentic story is one you live yourself. Machines can’t give. People do. Give and earn your story.Want to see yourself apart in your travel career ? Give something back and in turn, you will get a whole lot more to give.last_img read more

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Mortgage Applications Up 38 in Weekly Survey

first_img in Daily Dose, News, Origination Share October 8, 2014 472 Views Mortgage Applications Up 3.8% in Weekly Surveycenter_img Mortgage application volumes kicked off the month with a small increase as interest rates tumbled a few points, according to industry data.The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) weekly measure of mortgage applications rose 3.8 percent for the week ending October 3, the group reported Wednesday. The increase includes adjustments for seasonal influences.Unadjusted, application totals came up 4 percent week-over-week.MBA’s gauge measuring refinance activity increased 5 percent from the previous survey, spurred by a decline in interest rates. According to the association’s metric, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate for the week was 4.30 percent for conforming loans, with points falling to 0.19 from 0.31 for 80 percent loan-to-value loans.Despite the jump, the refinance share of total mortgage application activity was unchanged at 56 percent.Meanwhile, applications for home purchases increased 2 percent, both adjusted and unadjusted. Compared to a year ago, purchase loan applications are still down 8 percent. Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Rates Purchase Loans Refinance 2014-10-08 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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first_imgMandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced its intention to open a new luxury hotel and branded residences in Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The project, which has a target opening date in early 2020, will enable Mandarin Oriental to introduce its hospitality to this important tourism and business destination.Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu will be the anchor of Mana`olana Place, a 36-storey mixed-use tower with gardens and public plazas, currently being developed by Los Angeles-based Salem Partners. Located in the heart of the Ala Moana district, the hotel is a short walk to Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Beach. It will also be adjacent to the Hawaii Convention Center and the Ala Moana Center.The hotel’s 125 contemporary guestrooms and suites will be designed to reflect the Hawaiian culture, together with features inspired by Mandarin Oriental’s heritage.The group will also manage 107 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, located on the Mana’olana tower’s upper floors, which will provide some of the most luxurious private homes on the island.Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu will feature a rooftop restaurant and bar with landscaped outdoor terraces, providing views of Diamond Head, Ala Moana Beach and Downtown Honolulu. There will also be a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and extensive banqueting and meeting spaces with views over the surrounding terraces and gardens.In keeping with the group’s wellness concepts, a Spa at Mandarin Oriental will offer holistic rejuvenation and relaxation with eight treatment rooms. Further leisure options include a comprehensive fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool.The design architects of the project are the Colorado-based firm, [au]workshop, who envision the design as a modern, vertical urban resort epitomising the Hawaiian tradition of the lanai with its seamless indoor-outdoor sense of place.“We are delighted with this opportunity to open a hotel in Honolulu and look forward to bringing Mandarin Oriental’s legendary hospitality back to Hawaii,” said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental. “This new development will be a welcome addition to the brand’s expansion around the world,” he added.“We are proud to bring the award-winning Mandarin Oriental brand to Honolulu,” said James Ratkovich of Salem Partners. “Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu will set a new standard for luxury service in the islands and will offer a preferred choice to travellers and potential homeowners who desire the finest accommodation.”last_img

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