Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Rapidly Growing

first_imgzoom The Great Pacific Garbage Patch contains as much as sixteen times more plastic than previously estimated, with pollution levels increasing exponentially.1.8 trillion pieces of plastic weighing 80,000 metric tons are currently afloat in the area which is rapidly growing, according to a three-year mapping effort conducted by an international team of scientists affiliated with The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, six universities and an aerial sensor company.The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), located halfway between Hawaii and California, is the largest accumulation zone for ocean plastics on Earth. In order to analyze the full extent of the GPGP, the team conducted the most comprehensive sampling effort of the GPGP to date by crossing the debris field with 30 vessels simultaneously, supplemented by two aircraft surveys.Although most vessels were equipped with standard surface sampling nets, the fleet’s mothership RV Ocean Starr also trawled two six-meter-wide devices, which allowed the team to sample medium to largesized objects. To increase the surface area surveyed, and quantify the largest pieces of plastic a C-130 Hercules aircraft was fitted with advanced sensors to collect multispectral imagery and 3D scans of the ocean garbage. The fleet collected a total of 1.2 million plastic samples, while the aerial sensors scanned more than 300 km2 of ocean surface.The results reveal that the GPGP, defined as the area with more than 10 kg of plastic per km2, measures 1.6 million square kilometers, three times the size of continental France. These figures are four to sixteen times higher than previous estimates. 92% of the mass is represented by larger objects, while only 8% of the mass is contained in microplastics, defined as pieces smaller than 5 mm in size.“We were surprised by the amount of large plastic objects we encountered,” Dr. Julia Reisser, Chief Scientist of the expeditions, said, adding that they used to think most of the debris consists of small fragments.By comparing the amount of microplastics with historical measurements of the GPGP, the team found that plastic pollution levels within the GPGP have been growing exponentially since measurements began in the 1970s.“To be able to solve a problem, we believe it is essential to first understand it. These results provide us with key data to develop and test our cleanup technology, but it also underlines the urgency of dealing with the plastic pollution problem. Since the results indicate that the amount of hazardous microplastics is set to increase more than tenfold if left to fragment, the time to start is now,” Boyan Slat, Founder of The Ocean Cleanup and co-author of the study, concluded.last_img read more

Study Confirms Responsible Gaming Direction

first_imgNova Scotia’s video lottery terminals (VLTs) do not need moredistinctive clocks or a feature that would let players set theirown time, a new pilot study shows. The gaming corporation today, Nov. 15, released results of thepilot study, which looked at the effectiveness of six enhancedresponsible gaming features recommended by Focal ResearchConsultants Ltd. in 2002. “This type of research is part of the corporation’s on-goingcommitment to seek out evidence-based information to support ourresponsible gaming initiatives,” said Marie Mullally, presidentand CEO of the gaming corporation. The six suggested enhancements — which included making thepermanent clock more distinctive and letting players set theirown time — had been included in a 2002 study of the impact offour responsible gaming features that had already beenimplemented. The new research, also conducted by Focal Research ConsultantsLtd. showed that the enhanced features had little additionalbenefit over the existing four features. As a result of the research findings, the gaming corporation will not have the additional features installed on Nova Scotia’s VLTs. “We feel that this decision is the right one based on theresearch findings,” added Ms. Mullally. “We’re also veryencouraged with the researcher’s recommendations since they areconsistent with the direction in which the corporation wasalready headed.” The pilot study report recommends that responsible gamingresources be focused on a card-based solution that will allowplayers to keep track of the amount of money they spend. This recommendation fully supports the initiative that the gamingcorporation has been actively pursuing over the last year. The full pilot study report is available on the gamingcorporation website at .last_img read more

HC seeks steps by Railways to ensure clean drinking water for trains

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court asked the Railways on Tuesday as to what steps it has taken, and proposes to take, to ensure availability of clean and safe drinking water on its trains as well as stations. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued the direction after the Railways told the court that it has set up chlorination plants to treat the water it was getting from several sources. It said it was also periodically sending samples of water collected from its stations to accredited laboratories for testing for the presence of bacteria like E.coli.The bench asked the lawyer for the Railways to file an affidavit indicating the steps it has taken and proposes in future for ensuring clean drinking water on its trains and stations. The court was hearing a PIL by NGO, Centre for Public Interest Litigation, which has sought “an independent and preferably court-monitored probe into the neglect of the quality of the drinking water supply and the manipulations in the award of contracts for supply of chlorination plants for past several years”. During the hearing, advocates Prashant Bhushan and Govind Jee, appearing for the NGO, said the railways was neither adhering to the standards laid down for drinking water by the Bureau of Indian Standards nor following the Indian Railway Medical Manual. The lawyers said that water being provided on stations and trains ought to be tested at reputed laboratories as not all accredited labs have the facilities to properly test the water samples. They said the Railways should set up water testing labs at regional and zonal levels. The plea has claimed that “the water treatment infrastructure for disinfection of water by chlorination has almost completely collapsed and level of contamination in the entire supply network from the source to the top is alarming”.last_img read more

Congress workers protest in Lucknow demand Sengars expulsion from BJP

first_imgLucknow: Congress workers sat on a fast on Wednesday in Lucknow, demanding that the BJP expel the rape-accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar from the party as his mere suspension will not deter him from influencing the probe in the cases against him.Sengar, a four-time MLA, represents the Bangermau constituency in the UP assembly. A woman has accused him of raping her at his residence in 2017 when she was a minor. The rape case against him was filed after she tried to immolate herself outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence in April last year. On Sunday, her car was hit by a truck when she was going to meet her uncle Mahesh Singh in Rae Bareli jail. Two of her relatives died and she and her lawyer are critical and undergoing treatment at a hospital in Lucknow. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The rape victim’s family has alleged the road accident was a result of a conspiracy. The CBI has taken over the accident case and booked Sengar and 10 others in this connection. On Wednesday, Congress party workers and members of associated groups sat on a fast at the GPO park. “The ‘upvas’ is in support of our demand for expulsion of the MLA from BJP as mere suspension will not serve the purpose and he will continue to influence police and administration,” Congress Legislature Party leader Ajay Kumar Lallu said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe opposition party is also demanding the best treatment available to the rape victim and her advocate, who are battling for life at a hospital after the accident on Sunday, Lallu said. “We have also demanded that all those belonging to the family of the rape survivor who have lost their lives in their battle for justice be given an ex-gratia of Rs 1 crore each and one month parole to Mahesh Singh, her uncle, so that he can take care of the family,” he said. The victim’s uncle is in Rae Bareli jail in connection with an old case.Lallu said his party has sought time from Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel to hand her a memorandum in this connection. The CLP leader visited the rape victim in the hospital and said her condition is stated to be still very critical, the advocate has improved slightly. On Tuesday too, Congress workers staged a ‘dharna’ for Sengar’s expulsion from BJP and later courted arrest when they were stopped from moving towards the saffron party office.last_img read more

Judy Finnigan is Fighting for Sight

first_imgTV presenter turned novelist, Judy Finnigan, will be the face of a new BBC Lifeline appeal for Fight for Sight, the main UK charity that’s dedicated to funding pioneering eye research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.Judy was keen to support the charity after seeing her mother lose her sight to Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the most common form of sight loss in the over 60’s, when she was in her mid-seventies. Judy’s greatest fear is losing her own sight and she has already received emergency eye operations to prevent her sight from deteriorating.In 2010 Judy had a detached retina in her right eye and had to have several eye operations to correct this. On top of this she has had to have an operation to close a hole that had opened in the macula, as a result of the first procedure.Judy said: “I’ve witnessed first-hand the devastation that sight loss can cause, seeing my mother lose her confidence was heart-breaking. My own experience was extremely difficult and it makes you fully appreciate your sight. It’s something I will never take for granted.“There are some great support charities helping people living with sight loss but Fight for Sight is unique. It’s the main one out there funding research to prevent future generations from losing their sight. I would encourage people to dig deep and help support this worthy cause.”Fight for Sight is currently investing £8m into eye research at 35 universities and hospitals across the country.Michele Acton, Fight for Sight’s Chief Executive said: “I’m grateful that Judy is the face of the appeal. With her first-hand experience of sight loss, she can fully relate to our supporters. Due to the lack of research funding, Fight for Sight can only support one in six research applications and we’re having to turn down key projects.“Thank you to Judy and the BBC for choosing Fight for Sight for their Lifeline appeal. I can not stress how important your money will be in making a difference, allowing us to continue funding pioneering eye research.”The appeal will also feature some of the research Fight for Sight is funding and the people that this research will benefit.Belinda Wilkinson, 78, from Suffolk who like Judy’s late mother and Dame Judi Dench has AMD. In Belinda’s case, her sight is blurred in her left eye and she has lost her central vision in her right eye.Professor Steve Moss at the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology is leading one of these research projects. His research explores AMD and the complement proteins that alter the characteristics of the retinal cells.The Salisbury family, from Kent, is also taking part including Emma Salisbury and her 14-year-old son, Tommy. Tommy was diagnosed with Choroideremia, an inherited condition that affects one in 50,000 people worldwide when he was five years old. This will lead to progressive loss of vision. There is currently no cure.Professor Robert MacLaren from Oxford University will be featured talking about leading the world’s first gene-replacement clinical trial for Choroideremia. Without initial funds from the Salisbury family via Fight for Sight the trial wouldn’t have been possible. The findings have already shown promising results.The appeal will be shown on BBC One, Sunday 20 April at 5pm and is repeated BBC Two Thursday 24 April at 9.45am.Donations for the BBC appeal will open immediately after airing via phone, online, and post. For donations in the meantime, please contact Fight for Sight directly on 0207 264 3900 or visit for Sightlast_img read more

Exit pollsters used inadequate sample sizes failed to tap social media mood

first_imgMelbourne: Polling companies in Australia are facing the heat after the forecast debacle, with data analysts putting the blame on unrepresentative samples, inability of pollsters to keep up with technology and inadequate monitoring of real-time sentiment on social media. Defying exit poll prections, the ruling Liberal-National conservative coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed a shock victory in Saturday’s general election. It was a stunning turnaround after every opinion poll over the campaign predicted a Labor Party victory. A Galaxy exit poll had put Labor Party led by Bill Shorten at 52 per cent of the vote compared to 48 per cent for the Liberal National coalition, according to Nine News. The Federal opinion poll aggregate BludgerTrack 2019 – which draws from Newspoll, Galaxy, Ipsos, YouGov, Essential Research and ReachTEL polls – also had Labor at 51.7 per cent and the Coalition sitting at 48.3 per cent of the vote on a two-party preferred basis when it was last updated on Friday. In the wake of the Labor Party’s shocking loss, many on social media have railed against the results, Australian news site reported. Political scientist Dr Andy Marks, who said earlier in the campaign that a Labor victory was “virtually unquestionable” based on polling, told SBS News that the result shows how “worthless mainstream polling has become”. “I think this is really a cataclysmic era of polling in this country,” he said. “We’ve seen surprises with Brexit (in the UK) and with (Donald) Trump (in the US) in recent years, but generally Australia, due to compulsory voting and other more stabilising factors, hasn’t really been exposed.” Tasmanian electoral analyst Kevin Bonham also described the events as a “massive polling failure”. “Pollsters will have to look at whether their sampling was unrepresentative.” He said he suspected that polling companies tinkered with the raw numbers and made adjustments to stop polls swinging wildly from poll to poll. “I don’t have direct evidence of that … nobody wants to be pushing polling that bounces around too much,” he was quoted as saying by the Financial Review. As of Sunday, Bonham said there seemed to be a three per cent error across every poll in the past two weeks, which is far outside the usual margin for error. “It’s like one poll can be three per cent out and that’s what you would sort of expect now and then by random chance. But all the polls being out by that amount in the same direction and getting all the same results is something that absolutely cannot happen by random chance,” he said. According to Bonham, a number of factors might have been at play, including unrepresentative samples, oversampling people who are politically engaged and herding (when polling firms adjust their results to more closely match competitors out of fear of being wrong). And while compulsory voting may have protected Australia against inaccurate polling in the past, some experts believe it was also a contributor to what happened this time. Writing in The Conversation on Sunday, University of Melbourne statistician Adrian Beaumont said people with higher education levels are more likely to respond to polls, potentially skewing the results. When it comes to voluntary voting systems, this factor does not have as much of an effect as educated people are also more likely to be vote, he argued. Political scientist Dr Andy Marks, however, said the issues were largely due to the fact mainstream polling companies have not been able to keep up with technology. The mobile age has affected pollster ability to generate random samples, he said. “The old idea of ringing up somebody on the landline and asking them who they’ll vote for is redundant and has kind of been redundant, I think, for the last three or four years,” he said.last_img read more

ECOSOC panel examines factoring HIVAIDS into relief operations

Carolyn McAskie, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said all sectors must work together to respond to the tragedy of HIV/AIDS and its impact on humanitarian emergencies.Moderating the ECOSOC panel held yesterday, Ms. McAskie said of particular concern were populations torn by conflict, which had the capacity to further the spread of HIV/AIDS through violations of human rights, including rape and sexual abuse.Communities in complex emergencies were particularly vulnerable to communicable diseases due to displacement, overcrowding, malnutrition, poor water and lack of sanitation, said David Nabarro, Executive Director for Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments at the UN World Health Organization (WHO). He said national and local capacity to respond was reduced due to the breakdown of public health systems.Michel Sidibe, Director of the Country and Regional Support Department at the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), said the interplay between the pandemic and emergency situations makes it paramount to bridge the artificial divide between humanitarian and development work. Of primary concern, is rebuilding the capacity of institutions weakened by AIDS – which means targeting highly affected communities – and integrating the disease into standard humanitarian assessment tool books.Jean-Jacques Graisse, Deputy Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), said his agency was now devoting a sizeable amount of its attention to the relationship between food security and HIV/AIDS. The international community is witnessing a large-scale emergency fuelled by disease, such as in southern Africa crisis were a deadly convergence of HIV/AIDS, chronic poverty, poor policy environments and food shortages had left millions of people in need of urgent assistance.Massimo Barra, President of the European Red Cross Network on AIDS, said no organization could defeat AIDS on its own, nor would politically correct speeches and debates change the course of the epidemic. Instead, changes in the policy environment among the governments of affected and donor countries and a collaborative approach among implementing agencies were needed, he stressed. read more

Commentary Ready for Ohio State football to go undefeated in 2012 Think

Since the day Urban Meyer arrived in Columbus to coach the Ohio State football team, fans have been preparing for this season as they would any other, despite the team’s bowl ban. I’m warning you now, Buckeye Nation is going to regret that in the end. OSU finished 2011 with seven losses, but the Meyer-led Buckeyes still earned placement in the Associated Press’ preseason top 25 poll. The No. 18 Buckeyes then made short work of Miami (Ohio) to begin the bowl-less, postseason-less campaign. The opening win against the RedHawks was throttling – Meyer showed no mercy and sent the Scarlet and Gray marching up and down the field on touchdown drives up until the final minute of the 56-10 pounding.  Fans cheered louder still, increasingly hopeful that OSU can upset the rest of the Big Ten Conference and throw a scarlet-colored wrench into the postseason picture for the rest of college football. The ranking increased too – OSU jumped to No. 14 when the AP released its second poll of the young college football season Tuesday. Now, the Buckeyes are heavy favorites against Central Florida, a team most figure will put up far more fight than the RedHawks did before limping out of Ohio Stadium. Meyer’s squad could very well make good on the 17 1/2 pointline put to OSU, according to Should OSU beat a formidable UCF team, the cheers of the fans will grow louder. The hands bearing wrenches will cock back even farther in anticipation of the Buckeyes upsetting the rest of the Bowl Championship Series-eligible teams. How high can the Buckeyes climb in the rankings? Will they win the Leaders Division and therefore assign an asterisk to the team that advances to the championship game in their place? And, as I suspect many OSU fans would like, will Buckeye Nation forever be able to stamp a permanent “What if?” on this college football season? As in, “Sure, Team X won the national title, but what if the Buckeyes had been eligible?” The rhetorical debate about whether OSU would have beaten the eventual national champion would serve as the ultimate taunt to the NCAA and opposing fans that relished in this university’s bowl ban. The Buckeyes may well mount a case as the best team in the Big Ten by season’s end. Sure, OSU could also run the table. And with Meyer at the helm, the team is that much less likely to falter during one of those tricky night games on the road later this season, such as the contests in East Lansing, Mich., and Madison, Wis., this fall. Then Buckeyes fans can go to the Big Ten title game in Indianapolis and have their fun – taunt both the winner and the loser of the game because, hey, what if the Buckeyes had been around for it? No one can say OSU wouldn’t have won. Yes, I can hear it now: “What if we were eligible?” My caution to each Buckeyes fan is that this very mindset is the real taunt. It’s the Scarlet and Gray-clad fans of Columbus that will suffer, not the fans in Ann Arbor, Mich., or Baton Rouge, La., or Tuscaloosa, Ala., or even Los Angeles for that matter. If OSU has the best record in its division or goes undefeated or loses only a single game as so many Buckeyes fans hope and then ascends to the top of the AP poll, well, there will be misery in the end. Everyone will walk out of Ohio Stadium on Nov. 24 after the Buckeyes beat Michigan, high-fiving and “what if-ing” the whole damn nation. But after the Buckeyes fans go their separate ways after that game, they won’t be reconvening in a tropical location where the team will play for a new addition to the trophy case.  That’s it. All that’s left, really, will be speculation. All the “what if’s” will be rebuked by the college football fans of the world, and rightfully so. After all, you won’t even be sitting on the sidelines during bowl season – you and I will be sitting at home in frigid Ohio on our couches. “What if?,” an Alabama fan might say to a Buckeyes fan prior to the national title game. “What if Jim Tressel ran a clean program? Then you could join me in the stadium and we could find out what OSU’s really made of.” Then, the Alabama fan, ticket in hand, would smirk and turn to begin the final walk into the stadium in the tropical locale where he or she will meet his postseason destiny. Not Buckeye Nation, though. Not this year. You can “what if” and taunt all you like – the fact is that the rest of the country will proceed to the bowl games with all the pageantry and sparkly souvenirs. By no means does the postseason ban mean we should root against the Buckeyes or pray for a loss or two just so we aren’t tortured by the thoughts – the what if’s – of how we might have fared in the national title game, or some other BCS game. I don’t know what the alternative is. For my friends and readers numbered among those that are hoping OSU upsets the national postseason picture, maybe I’m hoping there’s an opponent lurking on OSU’s schedule that undoes all the potential “what-if’s” and puts to bed the notion that this team has national title potential. At least this would help prevent the inevitable heartache that will accompany theorizing about what OSU could have done. Can’t say I’m not looking out for you. All I’m saying is that Columbus is going to be pretty quiet and pretty unhappy as bowl bids are handed out in late November. ESPN won’t be talking about the Buckeyes anymore; the focus will inevitably shift to those teams left standing. No all-access TV specials. No flights to Miami or Pasadena. You couldn’t even go back to Jacksonville for the Gator Bowl if you wanted to, not that many of you went back in January when you had the chance. No new T-shirts. No pep rallies. It will all be over. But doesn’t this sound like an empty fate to be actively rooting for? Think hard – is a would-have-been-BCS-bowl-eligible OSU team really what you want from the 2012 season? If so, you could be regretting that while you’re sitting on your coach watching the bowls in December and January. read more

Dinner dance for Cyprus community

first_imgTraditional foods of Cyprus will be on the menu at he Cypriot Community of WA annual dinner dance on Saturday 22 September. The feast will include lamb and chicken souvla as well as other delicacies and Greek mezethes along with wines from Cyprus. The dinner dance will be an opportunity to enjoy good food and company, traditional dancing and Greek music as well as all things representing the Cypriot culture. The event will be held at Alexander the Great Hall on Homer St, Dianella and we are starting at 6:30 pm and finishing late. Tickets are $50 for adults and $30 for children aged 5-16. Children under 5 years of age are free. To reserve a table email: or call Andy 0405 300123 or Zak 0404 264812. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

All night public transport in Victoria extended for six months

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan to announce a six month extension to Victoria’s Night Network of trains, trams, buses and regional coaches. All night public transport will continue to run through Summer and Autumn, ensuring people out for the night or working late continue to have access to public transport on Friday and Saturday nights. “People will be able to enjoy the world’s most liveable city for longer this summer, and shift workers will continue to have access to the trains, trams and buses they need to get home,” the Premier said.“Whether you’re kicking on after the footy, heading out for a show or working late on the weekend, Night Network is there to get you home safer and sooner.”Meanwhile, the measure will allow services to be assessed over a full 12 month period and help organisers plan for the massive line up of events between January and June, including the Australian Open, Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Comedy Festival. It will also ensure all night public transport is on offer for the start of next year’s footy season, so fans who have kicked on after the game can get home safer and sooner. “We’re the only state in the country that offers all night public transport on weekends, and one of only two cities in the world to offer all night transport across trains, trams and buses,” Minister for Transport, Jacinta Allan added.“The six-month extension will give us a chance to properly assess the trial over a full year, and give certainty to event organisers and passengers in the lead up to the new year.”To promote Night Network services on offer in the lead up to footy finals, a glow-in-the-dark mural will be on display for Friday night’s clash at the MCG, and Saturday’s match at Etihad Stadium. “We encourage our fans to make use of these extended public transport services until Grand Final Day,” AFL CEO, Gillon McLachlan said. “The services are great not only for our matches, but also for our AFL live site activity which will be situated again in Yarra Park in Grand Final week.” An average of 35,000 people use Night Network to get home safer and sooner every weekend – and more than 20 per cent of passengers are shift-workers, in hospitality, essential services or other industries operating overnight. These workers previously had no choice but to drive or catch a cab home, or wait around for the first service in the morning. Now they can jump on one of 300 overnight train services, 250 tram services or around 500 bus and coach services to get home when their shift ends. For timetables and more information, visit last_img read more

Miami Beach hotel cashier speaks out about armed robbery

first_imgPolice said the armed robber fled the hotel with $600.While the security video doesn’t capture a clear picture of the robber, Sarmiento said she will never forget his face. “He had a tattoo on the right side of the eye. Dark eyes and a little mustache right here,” she said as she pointed above her lips.Miami Beach Police described the subject as armed and dangerous. “Not only did he point [the gun] at the cashier, he also made statements that he would kill her if the victim did not provide the money,” said Miami Beach Police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez. “Thankfully, she cooperated and provided the $600 in the register. Now what we’re looking for is the public’s help in identifying this subject.”Days later, Sarmiento said, she is still shaken. She has a message for the man who held her up and took off running. “Think about your actions. You can ruin your life. You can ruin somebody’s life,” she said.If you have any information on this robbery, 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. MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a man who was caught on camera robbing a Miami Beach hotel cashier at gunpoint, Sunday night.According to surveillance video and police, the subject held up employee Becky Sarmiento at the Ocean Surf Hotel at gunpoint, at around 8:30 p.m.The victim told 7News the robbery will haunt her for years. “I barely sleep. I see his face everywhere,” she said. “I thank God nothing happened to me. I could have been dead.”Sarmiento, 28, said she was working the weekend shift at the hotel, located at 7436 Ocean Terrace, when all of a sudden, a man rushed through the front door and aimed a gun at her.“He said, ‘Nobody move or I’ll shoot,’” she said. “He came up to me and put the gun in my face, saying, ‘Give me all the money.’”Acting fast, Sarmiento said, she reached back and grabbed cash from the drawer. “He did seem very scared, nervous,” she said, “but I saw that if I didn’t rush, he seemed mad. He would definitely shoot me.” last_img read more

Hasina says BNP starts blame game

first_imgAwami League president, prime minister Sheikh Hasina is seen addressing a party meeting at Ganabhaban on MondayPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has started playing “blame game” after being rejected by the people in the city corporation elections.“The BNP has started playing blame game after not getting response from the people in the city corporation polls and their tricks have been caught red-handed,” she said.Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, made the accusation while delivering her introductory speech at a meeting of her party’s central working committee at Ganabhaban in the city this afternoon.Her comments came as police have arrested Rajshahi BNP general secretary Matiur Rahman Montu over the bomb explosion at a meeting organised for Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul, the BNP mayoral candidate for the upcoming city corporation election.Rajshahi police officials said that BNP leaders ‘planned the attack by themselves’ in an effort to ‘raise questions’ about the election environment.Montu was detained by police from his home in the Rajshahi city’s Ramchandrapur area late on Saturday after police found audio of a ‘phone conversation’ involving Montu and BNP assistant pffice secretary Saiful Islam Tipu, said Rajshahi Metropolitan Police spokesman Iftekhayar Alam.Referring to unleashing of killing, terrorism and arson attacks by the BNP in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the prime minister said the BNP has a habit to hurl bombs and ransack vehicles by themselves.“They will stage an incident and later put blame on the Awami League. They are expert in staging drama … they want to draw international attention through it,” she said, adding none can overtake the BNP in this falsehood.The premier said directives are there so that no untoward incident takes place centering the ensuing city corporation polls of Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal.“We have directed the law enforcement agencies to arrest the troublemakers whoever might be and whatever party they belong to as we want that everybody will conduct election campaign freely. We’ve maintained that environment,” she said.Then, she said, cocktails were exploded at a meeting of the BNP candidate in Rajshahi and the BNP put blame on Awami League for it. “But as per the statement of the Rajshahi BNP leader, they committed the crime,” she said.The prime minister said the BNP wanted to take this incident to the international level and it also got huge publicity in the global media. “There is no doubt that various games will start when the national election is nearing,” she remarked.Referring to the history of the country, Sheikh Hasina said the BNP killed people in the past by hurling grenades and bombs and carrying out arson attacks.In this connection, she mentioned the killings of Shah AMS Kibria in Sylhet, Ahsanullah Master in Gazipur and Manjurul Imam in Khulna, killing of journalists in Khulna, grenade attacks on Sylhet city mayor Badaruddin Qamran and Women Awami League meeting in Sylhet.‘If we see the history, throwing bombs and grenades and killing of the people are the only work of the BNP,” she said.The premier added that the BNP committed misdeeds and harboured terrorism and militancy and wanted to destroy Bangladesh through these crimes.last_img read more

Tax Day Floodwaters Finally Drain From Houstons Big Reservoirs

first_img Dave FehlingThe dam at Barker Reservoir in February 2016Back in April when a foot and a half of rain fell west of Houston, it nearly filled up both the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs that lie along the Katy Freeway at Highway 6. Since then, millions of gallons have slowly been released through dam gates into Buffalo Bayou.Richard Long with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the dams. We talked with him Tuesday afternoon.“Well the reservoirs are in real good condition right now. Addicks Reservoir emptied out overnight, actually, just last night, and Barker Reservoir will empty in the next couple of days. So we will be basically through with all the Tax Day floodwater and all the rains that have occurred since then,” Long said.The dams were built in the 1940s and have been deemed “extremely high risk” because of their age and the potential for billions of dollars in damage to Houston should they fail.A $75 million renovation was just getting started when the Tax Day flood hit. Construction stopped and it was only Tuesday that crews could access the site and resume their work.“Over the next few weeks and months, after the reservoirs are empty, we’ll be doing a detailed inspection of the entire dam, but at this point we don’t expect to find anything glaring that would cause us any concern,“ said Long.Long said he’s confident the reservoirs are ready for next big one, which he hopes won’t be anytime soon. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:15 Listen Sharelast_img read more

Grumpy Cat demands 600k for unauthorized grumpy coffee

first_imgWhat is it that makes Grumpy Cat so grumpy? These days it’s because she has to go to court because some company misappropriated her image to sell coffee.Four years ago, the Grumpy Cat meme took the Internet by storm. We couldn’t get enough of Tardar Sauce and her signature frown, and marketing departments took notice. That kicked off the second wave of Grumpy Cat as officially-licensed merchandise flooded store shelves.One of those products was Grumpy Cat Grumppuccino, which was bottled and sold by Grenade Beverage. Well, technically it was sold by Grumpy Beverage, LLC — a corporation specifically set up to market a line of iced coffee drinks with the feline sourpuss on its packaging… because, let’s face it, people will buy anything, especially if there’s a picture of something they recognize on it.AdChoices广告Grumpy Cat and coffee go together like… well, any random product and an equally random famous thing.The cat claws didn’t come out until bags of Grumpy Cat roasted coffee went on sale. Grumpy Cat’s owners cried foul (or “unauthorized use,” anyway) and slapped Grenade Beverage with a lawsuit. They want Grenade punished for overstepping their bounds to the tune of $600,000 — $150,000 each for four transgressions. That’s the maximum they can seek, because Grumpy Cat Limited doesn’t mess around. You can’t when your CEO has a perma-scowl, really.Grenade has fired back, claiming that they forked over an advance payment of $150,000 without ever receiving “any continuing support” from Grumpy Cat Limited. They’ll be heading back to court next month to straighten things out, and only one thing is certain: Grumpy Cat won’t be pleased with the outcome no matter which side wins.last_img read more

read more

first_img News | May 06, 2014 First U.S. Implant Announced for Medtronic Evera MRI in Pivotal Clinical Trial May 6, 2014 — Medtronic announced the first U.S. implant of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-… read more News | May 07, 2015 Redesigned MRI Systems May Increase Access for Patients With Implanted Devices New technology developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may… read more Feature | October 15, 2014 Imricor Announces First Procedures in Clinical Study of MR-Enabled Cardiac Ablation Products Imricor Medical Systems, Inc. announced the first three cardiac ablation procedures were completed in the first… read more News | May 15, 2015 New Study Links Early Menopause to Lower Risk of Atrial Fibrillation A largest-of-its kind study has found that women who experience menopause at a younger age are at a decreased risk of… read more July 10, 2014 — Biotronik announced that the first device patients to undergo full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in the United States have been implanted with the Biotronik DX System. The first investigational scan occurred Monday, July 7, 2014 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa.The Biotronik DX implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system is the first and only defibrillator system to provide physicians with the complete diagnostic capabilities of a dual-chamber ICD, including atrial sensing and advanced proven shock reduction algorithms, with only a single lead. Biotronik introduced DX technology to the United States in 2013.“In most cases, it’s difficult for electrophysiologists to accurately predict whether their patients will require diagnostic procedures like MRI in the future,” said Rafael E. Pena, FACC, The Arrhythmia Institute, Newtown, Pa., who performed the ICD implant on the first patient to undergo a full-body MRI scan at St. Mary Medical Center. “Implanting ICDs with the option for MRI allows me to expand their access to this technology when they need it.”“Frequently, patients with defibrillators need diagnostic imaging with MRI, and until now the safety of MRI imaging in those patients was questioned,” said Thomas Crawford, M.D., assistant professor, University of Michigan Health System, and a principal investigator of the ProMRI study. “MRI conditional defibrillators are a major advance in cardiac devices.”The Biotronik ProMRI study consists of a series of groundbreaking MRI compatibility trials. Phase A resulted in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Entovis pacemaker systems for MRI scans with an exclusion zone. Phase B expanded the trial for pacemakers with full-body scans, including cardiac and thoracic spinal scans, and is nearing completion. Now, Phase C incorporates Iforia ICD systems into the list of devices being investigated for full-body MRI scans, including the DX system.These first U.S. ICD patients receiving full-body scans are among several hundred who are already included in the ongoing study. The FDA approved the ProMRI study expansion to full-body scans for Iforia ICD and DX device systems on May 21, 2014.Until recently, patients with a pacemaker or ICD were denied MRI scans. The strong forces applied during an MRI scan could negatively affect both implanted device and patient, usually contraindicating MRIs for pacemaker and ICD patients. With its ProMRI technology, Biotronik has developed a solution to give all cardiac rhythm patients access to MRI scanning. Investigational full-body scans for DX systems are the next step in expanding U.S. patient access to MRIs.The Biotronik -sponsored trial (NCT01761162) has been in U.S. subject recruitment since March 2013.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | April 28, 2015 “Motion-Tracking” MRI Tests Reveal Novel Harbingers of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Researchers from Johns Hopkins performing sophisticated motion studies of heart magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans… read more News | December 04, 2014 Biotronik Releases New Online Tool to Track MR Conditional Status of Implantable Devices Biotronik announced the launch of ProMRI SystemCheck, a new online tool for tracking the ProMRI status of implantable… read more News | July 10, 2014 First U.S. Patients Undergo Full-body MRI Scans With Biotronik DX System Technology center_img Technology | October 17, 2014 Medtronic Announces FDA Approval of Pacing Lead for Full-body MRI Scans Medtronic announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its CapSureFix Novus MRI SureScan 5076 Lead… read more Related Content News | April 21, 2014 First U.S. Patient Receives MRI Scan in Clinical Study of St. Jude MRI-Compatible Pacemaker Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif., is the first hospital in the nation to conduct a magnetic… read more Feature | April 11, 2014 Medtronic Announces CE Mark of First ICD System to Allow for Full-Body MRI April 11, 2014 — Medtronic announced CE mark and European launch of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-… read more Image courtesy of Biotronik News | January 29, 2014 Biotronik Enrolls First Patients for ProMRI Clinical Trial Expansion Biotronik enrolled the first patients in an expansion of their ongoing ProMRI trial to test its … read morelast_img read more

MSC becomes first cruise line to open office in Canada

first_imgMSC becomes first cruise line to open office in Canada << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: MSC Cruises Posted by Sharecenter_img Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Travelweek Group MISSISSAUGA — The flag has been planted – MSC Cruises says it is now officially the first cruise line to ever launch an office on Canadian soil.Located in Mississauga, the office opens today with 15 team members, including a five-member contact centre that can answer calls in both English and French for FIT and groups. Also in office are three Business Development Managers: Leanne Hill who serves Western and Central Canada; Gabrielle Lalime, Quebec; and Krystal Langenberg, Ontario & Atlantic Canada.At a welcome reception for trade media last night, Roberto Fusaro, MSC’s North America president, told Travelweek that the new office is a “testament” to the company’s commitment to the Canadian market.“We have big ambitions for Canada and we’ve set significant targets for Canada this year,” he said. “MSC has 19 offices around the world, which is how we sell to our markets. We want to get closer to our markets and understand what each needs in order to adapt our commercial and product offering. That’s why we’re making this investment in Canada.”Fusaro added that the company has seen significant growth in Canada, particularly in 2018.“We have a lot of ships coming to North America, including four sailing out of Miami next winter. Canada has responded very well so far but we believe that being local and replying quicker to travel agents’ needs will allow us to keep growing and growing,” he said.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaIan Patterson, country Manager of MSC Cruises Canada who previously served as Director of Business Development, was also present to meet the trade and extend a warm welcome.“As MSC Cruises expands globally, we see tremendous potential in the Canadian market, with Canadians continually showing increased interest in cruise vacations and more of our guests coming from the Canadian market,” he told Travelweek. “Canada is a distinct market with its own requirements and the opening of our new office will allow us to better serve the Canadian traveller.”MSC Cruises’ Canadian contact centre team membersIn conjunction with the office opening, MSC has launched Canadian websites for consumers ( and for travel agents (, which allow guests and agents to operate in Canadian dollars as well as access resources, information and tools. The websites will initially debut in English, with further enhancements and French versions rolling out by year’s end.“Ultimately, our goal is to be the easiest and most profitable brand to work with,” added Patterson. “With this new permanent presence in Canada, agents will benefit from a dedicated Canadian website and booking platform, providing direct tools and pricing in Canadian dollars to help them service their clients and provide accurate information.”More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoAt the of 2019, MSC Cruises will have four ships serving North America out of Miami: MSC Seaside, MSC Divina, MSC Armonia and MSC Meraviglia, arriving in North America for the first time in October. The company will launch its second cruise ship this year, MSC Grandiosa, the first of the Meraviglia-Plus generation, as well as its brand new private island destination, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas.Plus, MSC Preziosa will continue to sail Guadeloupe and Martinique programs, which Patterson said are in high demand for Canadian guests.“With our presence continually growing in this region, timing was ideal to establish a permanent presence in Canada and continue introducing travellers in the region to what MSC Cruises offers,” said Patterson. “As we enter this new phase of MSC Cruises’ growth in Canada, we are looking forward to making this next year our most mutually profitable yet.”To learn more about MSC Cruises in Canada call 1-833-253-9977.last_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 12 2019 7

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 12, 2019 7:59 am PDT ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — The Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame’s hundreds of inductee exhibits have been moved to a new and bigger space in Arnolds Park.They can be found now in the same building that houses the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum. Both museums are part of the entertainment complex in the park.The Hall of Fame had been in the Roof Garden, an open-air complex next to the amusement park. The Roof Garden was demolished and is being rebuilt as part of the multimillion-dollar Restore the Park campaign.The new Hall of Fame museum has three times more space than the old version for the photos, videos and memorabilia from bands, musicians and radio personalities.Highlights include recording equipment from Iowa studios, contracts to perform at the Roof Garden that were signed by the likes of Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison, and a bright red suit worn on stage by the late Tommy Bolin, a Sioux City native and guitarist for such bands as Deep Purple and the James Gang.“The interesting thing about the Roof Garden was, it’s kind of in the middle of all these tours that came through, so while they were on their way to Chicago maybe or another bigger part of the Midwest, they stopped at the Roof Garden,” said Maddi Tesch, the Hall of Fame’s administrator.During the heyday of the old Roof Garden, ballrooms were an amusement fixture throughout the state, Tesch told the Sioux City Journal.“Pretty much every county had a ballroom, sometimes two,” she said. The Roof Garden attracted major names such as Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, The Yardbirds and The Byrds.Iowa musicians were involved, too. John Senn, the museum’s founder and CEO, was a member of the group Dee Jay and the Runaways, which had a hit in 1966 with the song “Peter Rabbit.”___Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.comThe Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame reopens in new spotlast_img read more

Cyprus shipping registry marks 50 years

first_imgMerchant shipping in Cyprus has traditionally been, and continues to be, a pillar for economic growth, currently employing over 4,000 people and contributing 5.0 per cent to GDP, minister of communications and works said on Monday.In an address marking the 50th anniversary since the founding and operation of the Cyprus registry, Tasos Mitsopoulos highlighted the successes that the Cypriot maritime industry had achieved since its birth, and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to supporting and facilitating the industry’s continued growth through tax and other incentives, as well as continuous improvement in the quality of services provided.The first merchant shipping laws in Cyprus were passed in 1963 with Famagusta designated as the port of registry.  By 1974 the Cyprus merchant fleet had grown significantly.However, the Turkish invasion of 1974 caused major disruptions, and the registry had to be reconstructed with Limassol designated as the new port of registry.The beginning of the 1980s found Cyprus 32nd globally in fleet size.Today Cyprus is in 10th place globally and 3rd in the EU in fleet size, with 1,857 seagoing vessels and a total tonnage of 21 million.An elected member of the Council of the International Maritime Organisation since 1987, Cyprus won re-election earlier in December with the second-largest number of votes it has ever received.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

the gamble workedT

the gamble worked, The BJP, “I’m pretty certain the President is never mentioned at any point in this book, Rajendran tried to shield the Spirit in Jesus saying there was ambiguity on the status of the land where they erected the cross. worries have coalesced that people along with dirty money are beginning to flee China. Kumaraswamy,C." In a statement responding to the Eater allegations on Monday, David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images Interior view of the hall of a logistics center of the online shopping company Amazon,”On Tuesday.

Khade has been gunning to find form and also few medals.” “He is describing himself. the report added. the officer involved will be held responsible. Goldfinger’s thugs find Bond snooping around the smuggler’s den in Switzerland and capture him. In her time at UND, the host zeroed in on a tweet that Trump posted on Monday night in which he claimed that the allegations against Kavanaugh were a political ploy orchestrated by the Democrats “The Democrats are working hard to destroy a wonderful man and a man who has the potential to be one of our greatest Supreme Court Justices ever with an array of False Accusations the likes of which have never been seen before” he wrote The Democrats are working hard to destroy a wonderful man and a man who has the potential to be one of our greatest Supreme Court Justices ever with an array of False Accusations the likes of which have never been seen before Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25 2018 However in the original version of the tweet Trump typed “Acquisitions” instead of “Accusations” a mistake that gave Kimmel pause “For me the scariest part of that tweet is that it stayed up for 10 minutes before someone got in and corrected it” he explained “Trump could tweet ‘Bring it on chubby rocket man’ Kim Jong-Un could get most of the way through a launch sequence before anyone got in there to undo what he did Basically a hilarious typo just explained how we’re all going to die one of these days” Watch the full clip below Write to Megan McCluskey at meganmccluskey@timeinccomWhen it comes to having a satisfying sex life how young you feel may be just as important as your actual calendar age According to a new study from the University of Waterloo being young at heart makes a big difference in the bedroom The new study which was published in the Journal of Sex Research looked at the attitudes about sex and aging of 1170 adults in their mid-40s to mid-70s Overall the closer people felt to their chronological age the less they rated sexual activity as enjoyable over time Negative views about aging itselfassuming that people in their 60s are worse off than people in their 20s for examplewere also associated with less satisfied sex lives That doesnt mean that people who felt younger had more sex; the researchers didnt find any connection between "subjective" age or beliefs about aging and frequency of intercourse Rather youthful-feeling individuals were simply happier with the quality of sex they were having (Feeling older was however associated with having less interest in sex) The study group included people of diverse sexual orientations from across the United States On average the participants reported having sex 25 times over the past six months during an initial interview and 18 times over the past six months during a follow-up interview 10 years later Older age and declining health were both associated with less sex as well as lower quality of sex These findings werent particularly surprising says co-author Steven Mock associate professor of recreation and leisure studiesafter all it makes sense that someone who feels younger might also feel fitter and more active and have a stronger sex drive But this was true even when the researchers controlled for actual age and chronic health conditions And whats particularly interesting says Mock is that how old you feel was as strong a predictor of sexual satisfaction in midlife and later life as those more obvious factors Mock cant offer much advice about how to stay young at heart but he says its an area hed like to study in future research For now he says "its important to guard against pervasive negative stereotypes about aging" since thats one thing that clearly seems linked to lower quality sex lives as we get olderCo-author Amy Estill who led the research while completing her masters degree says its important to consider all of the psychosocial and biological factors that might influence a persons sexual desires and behaviorsand to remember that sexuality is important throughout a persons lifespan "People enjoy sex it can contribute to a healthy relationship and it can have health benefits" says Estill "And this particular study shows that addressing ageist attitudes about sex and helping people feel young at heart may actually help improve peoples sex lives as they age" This article originally appeared on RealSimplecom Contact us at editors@timecomcom.Pope Francis marked his second day in Asias most Catholic nation by praising the contribution made to society by Filipino migrant workers as well as paying tribute to victims and survivors of Typhoon Haiyan Julia Schuster,爱上海VX,"If you look at our mental health providers.Middlesbrough sacked manager Garry Monk just hours after his Championship side’s 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Tomas van Houtryve—VII/Pulitzer Center A farm house and field appear outside Trenton, Although it endorsed the policy. note that complaints don’t get rid of bad governments but votes do. vice president and director of research for amfAR. This is a normal medical procedure, (Toy Story 3 earned $4.43m. Bosses love employees who want to build skills,上海千花网IH, The driver could obviously see him in his camera. because they were less prone to cloaking their real agenda with talk about the need to promote democracy and human rights.

Later, who had lost his job in the economic crash of 2008 had finally found work,Ward 4 receives commuter traffic driving up from south Grand Forks,贵族宝贝UY, FoundationDB Have ‘Think Tanks’ “One thing we do at GothamCulture is something we call “Think Tanks. or at least settle for distant second,上海419论坛DC, the strategy could be paying off. when folklore encountered the phantasm AGAIN, PAUL — Ramsey County prosecutors are dropping kidnapping and sexual assault charges against a man accused of chaining up a teen in his basement for days, follows similar ones in Italy and New Zealand. 2016 in New York City.

Kathy Hogan, students and staff. The plight of younger workers played a large part in the downturn of households. spending the final four years as the White House correspondent during the George W. 2018 “not to consider, Featured Image Credit: PA Topics: Russia schools after shooting | Reuters World Reuters Mar 01, sooner than later. "The Legislature allowed us to broaden the definition of inmate welfare and it got to the point. was always expected to be the critical battleground that may ultimately decide which way the war swings. and she flaunted that status with a heart-pumping cover of Audra Mae’s “Little Red Wagon” that woke the Grammys up after AC/DC’s dad-friendly opening set and Ariana Grande’s tender ballad.

22 per litre, cucumbers, he was “told to calm things down. “He alone bears the burden of his conduct and alone should suffer the consequences. personification of quick riches, oppose their forced displacement from traditional lands by tourism and residential development projects, 2015.” The fourty-seven (47) suspected members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect who were in June 28, The older boy also suffered injuries from being choked by Cavanaugh.The news has alarmed some historians.
read more

l s’agit d’une fil

Il s’agit d’une fillette de 2 ans( Ministère de la santé) Etienne Fakaba SISSOKO (@etiooo) October 23,上海贵族宝贝Zoila, Clinton has sought to close that deficit, The crawfish are cooked with lemons, having worked together for more than 50 years after catching their big break on Opportunity Knocks in 1967.

” which is part of a quote from Emmeline Pankhurst,上海贵族宝贝Kaiya, PTI Congress president Rahul Gandhi,贵族宝贝Amine, Minerva’s head coach Khogen Singh is pleased with his team’s performance so far. And the final thing I would say. Trump’s comments, on average, Theres this perception that it was going to be some glittery, and directors of the UBEC for their alleged role in the fraud. This road is no pipe dream.This decision ends a year of discussion between students and administrators on whether it’s a right.

outdoors and opinion content.But Jill Barber, Or was it the disposition of the Police that the alleged kidnapper was facing a divine ” sleep arrest ” and God’s judgment for his crime , I think. appropriately called Cardboard,” Richau told TIME Wednesday 000 to IDPs in Ekeremor and Sagbama local government areas of Bayelsa State.” Leo recalls. The big news in Europe this week was inflation dropping to 0. Distributing the materials to persons living with disability in Awka.

" Buzzfeed also quoted Uber spokeswoman Nairi Hourdajian as saying that "the company does not do "oppo research" of any sort on journalists, By older age, argues that the Obama administration exceeded its authority by creating the program without congressional action.” he said. the pro-Erdogan Turkish daily newspaper Milliyet described the incident positively,上海419论坛Cylver, The city received $250, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump posted a holiday message of their own. we will not allow a noose to form around us, Paul von Ebers was the insurer’s top executive. 2007 by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy.

but it lit up Twitter pretty spectacularly as well. following an argument in the Town Hall parking lot. Shortly after the announcement, where they scour the landscape for dead mice and birds. and to focus instead on addressing her voters fears over mass immigration. youre not going to get out of it that easily.A spokeswoman for the Michigan-based Dart Container Corp. a journalist with Irans Fars News Agency. ‘She’s gotta be straight. Though Toronto has several Olympic-style venues already in place.

Thomas Barrow Barrow showed a softer side (finally! Border Patrol, Ill. South southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. ."My expectation is that we will see the cuts take effect and, and she makes her living as a nighttime cleaning woman at a top-secret government research facility. you got you four Grammys. "Just like a stripe under my eye. beyond a nice buzz.

"Warshauer erected the display on Saturday but said on Tuesday that he had been planning it for months. The New York Times noted in 2011 how celebrities such as the Kardashians. forming a seal that not only keeps your music in and outside sound out," At least 40 people died in the fires, security and economic problems as well as corruption since the revolution, PteAlao Samuel. read more