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2014 Trans Tasman Series – Live!

first_imgAll nine games of the 2014 Trans Tasman Series will be live streamed to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel. For the first time, you will be able to view every minute of the series that will be held at the Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium in Mudgee live!To view the games, please click on the following links: Game One – Friday, 25 April 20143.30pm – Mixed Open Game One – 4.45pm – Women’s Open Game One – 6.00pm – Men’s Open Game One – Game Two – Saturday, 26 April 20141.00pm – Mixed Open Game Two – 2.15pm – Women’s Open Game Two – 3.30pm – Men’s Open Game Two – Game Three – Sunday, 27 April 201412.00pm – Mixed Open Game Three – 1.15pm – Women’s Open Game Three – 2.30pm – Men’s Open Game Three – Stay tuned to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel for all of the latest highlights from the series as well – Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 Trans Tasman Series: Website – Facebook – Twitter – (#transtasman2014) Instagram – YouTube – Related LinksTrans Tasman Live!last_img read more

Why Barca went all-in to beat enemies PSG to De Jong

first_imgBarcelona neither wanted, nor could afford, a repeat of ‘The Antoine Griezmann case’.For anyone who missed it last year, the Atletico Madrid striker had heavily hyped up a television show on which he would make an announcement regarding his future.What followed was humiliation for the current La Liga champions, who were convinced a deal was done, only for it to be revealed that he would be staying in Madrid . Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The club felt cheated by the Frenchman, just as they had felt cheated a year prior following Neymar’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain – a move that happened just months after the Brazilian signed a renewal at Camp Nou.In addition to that perceived affront by the French champions, PSG had already denied Barcelona even the possibility of opening talks with long-time targets Thiago Silva and Marquinhos, and followed up the Blaugrana’s interest in Marco Verratti by poaching their €222 million Brazilian striking superstar.As previously published by Goal and contrary to what the clubs tell the public, Neymar has been in touch with Barca regarding a return and those in Catalunya are equally keen to bring back the man who was earmarked as Lionel Messi’s successor at the club.As one could imagine, things are far from rosy between the two sides at the moment. Indeed, both teams once again chased the same player in Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong.Between the Griezmann incident and the so-called financial bullying of the French side, president Josep Maria Bartomeu went all-in to ensure Barca got their man this time, taking personal charge of making sure a deal for De Jong happened.Neymar Thiago Silva Barcelona PSG 08032017On Thursday, the transfer was confirmed. De Jong will arrive at Camp Nou this summer with the initial transfer fee being €75m, plus a further €11m in variables. De Jong’s contract will last until 2024 and he will earn in the region of €16m a season.The biggest winners in the whole scenario are, of course, the player himself and Ajax, who will recoup far more than they expected after a successful bidding war that also included Manchester City and Juventus.The numbers might seem outlandish (or not, given the way the market has gone in the past few years) but Bartomeu needed a win away from the pitch.Landing the 21-year-old De Jong represents not only a sound investment for the future, but also sends a spiteful message to a team whom Barca feel have done them wrong.last_img read more

CRYO Shipping Conducts Its 1st LNG Bunker Op in Sweden

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: CRYO Shipping Bergen-based shipping company CRYO Shipping has taken another step in the LNG bunkering sector as it aims to accelerate the development for LNG as future marine fuel.The company, that supplies the shipping industry with clean fuel, has already undertaken its first LNG bunkering operation in Malmø, Sweden, where the cement carrier MV Greenland was supplied with this fuel.“We receive a lot of interest and inquiries for LNG bunkering from shipowners and charterers, and hope our presence in the bunker market will have positive impact in appetite for investment of LNG fueled ships,” Nicholai H. Olsen of CRYO Shipping said.The company explained that the LNG bunker market has until now been very small and regional with lack of commercial flexibility, transparency and competition. CRYO Shipping said it strongly believes “this must change if LNG shall become the future marine fuel.”“The LNG bunker market has to become more dynamic, and new players challenging traditional and established suppliers will force a positive change to make LNG becoming the future marine fuel.”CRYO Shipping noted that it’s strategy is to align their supplies with the business model of each individual client, and make LNG available in any port where it’s most cost effective. The company is also offering spot bunkering without any long-term commitments.“To be Green & Lean is key to deliver a good product, and our core value in order to build asuccessful business that our customers will appreciate,” the company’s business partners, Olsen and Are Magnussen, added.last_img read more

Category 2 fires allowed once again in Northeast BC

first_imgThe Fire Centre said that the fire danger rating across much of Northeast B.C. has dropped since last week after the region saw rain and cooler temperatures. Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds said that although fire danger ratings have dropped in the region due to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to exercise caution with any outdoor burning or campfire use.Anyone planning to burn a pile larger than two metres high by three metres wide, or conduct a grass burn larger than 0.2 hectares (Category 3 fires), must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time, by calling 1 888 797-1717. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online: found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. For more information about fire-related fines and penalties, visit: PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The Prince George Fire Centre says that Category 2 fires will once again be permitted this weekend across the entire Fire Centre’s area, including the B.C. Peace Region.Category 2 fires, which consist of fires that are smaller than two metres high and three metres wide, will be allowed as of noon on Saturday, June 2nd. The current prohibition on sky lanterns, burning barrels, binary exploding targets, and fireworks will also be lifted at that time. last_img read more

Senior UN development agency official pledges strengthened management

“As we work in increasingly more dangerous and challenging environments, the need for stronger oversight and accountability has even become more important,” Ad Melkert, Associate Administrator of UNDP, told a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.Mr. Melkert pledged that “a number of categories of staff” would be required to file financial disclosure statements, including senior-level personnel and those involved in procurement activities. This comes is in addition to measures already in place at the Under-Secretary-General level.“I am happy to inform you that both the UNDP Administrator and I have completed our financial disclosure statements this year as part of the overall UN procedure,” he said.A correspondent asked whether the officials would follow the example of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and make their financial disclosure forms public. “I’m not in favour of having financial disclosure made public on the website,” Mr. Melkert replied. “I think that is overstepping the privacy of people.”Other measures include the establishment last year of an independent audit advisory committee which has since met four times. “In the ongoing dialogue, it is extremely useful to get that external advice; it’s the first time UNDP has opened up itself to that,” Mr. Melkert said.He also said top UNDP officials were committed to providing members of the Executive Board with access to findings from internal audits. “In doing so we will make sure that all information in internal audit reports is accessible to Member States,” he said. “Again we have to discuss that with the Board, but I feel that is the right thing to do and it is really new in UNDP that we do that.”Another measure he said would help boost transparency is standardizing the information provided on all UNDP websites. “While we already have an information disclosure policy, having all programme information on our websites will help cut the current 30-day requirement for responding to information requests hopefully to get you the information you need within your deadlines,” he told reporters.Mr. Melkert also announced that UNDP is developing a “legal framework for addressing non-compliance with ethical and professional standards.”“Basically the document serves to remind staff members of their duties to abide by the highest standards of conduct and to inform the mechanisms available to report wrongdoing,” he explained.Asked why UNDP did not seek an external investigation of reports that its staff and vehicles were involved in diamond-smuggling in Zimbabwe, Mr. Melkert said he took the allegation very seriously. At the moment there are two investigations ongoing, he said, “and then we will decide whether more is needed, and I don’t exclude also that that should be something more than internal.” 6 June 2007A senior official from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today outlined a series of measures from financial disclosure to standardizing information available on the Internet to improve management at the agency. read more

Closing Bell Stock markets back off US Treasury warns of dire scenario

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market racked up another round of losses Thursday, reflecting increased volatility arising from worries that the United States could be heading for a big economic shock later this month.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,735.12 -103.88 -0.81%S&P 500 — 1,678.66 -15.21 -0.90%Dow — 14,996.48 -136.66 -0.90%Nasdaq — 3,774.34 -40.68 -1.07%The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 103.88 points to 12,735.12 and now has lost ground in three of the last four sessions, while the Canadian dollar was ahead 0.05 of a cent to 96.84 cents US amid widespread U.S. dollar weakness.The slide came as a partial U.S. government shutdown moved into a third day with no signs of an end, raising worries that the budget impasse over government funding will collide with the Oct. 17 deadline when the U.S. hits its debt limit. At that time, the government will start to run out of cash and could default on its debts.U.S. indexes also racked up losses as the U.S. Treasury Department warned Thursday that the economy could plunge into a downturn worse than the Great Recession five years ago if Congress fails to raise the federal borrowing limit and the country defaults on its debt obligations. The Treasury’s report says a default could cause the U.S. credit markets to freeze, the value of the dollar to plummet and U.S. interest rates to skyrocket.The Dow Jones industrials fell 136.66 points to 14,996.48, the Nasdaq was 40.68 points lower at 3,774.34 and the S&P 500 index gave back 15.21 points to 1,678.66.“It’s a really tricky situation and this could drag on a lot further,” said Gareth Watson, vice-president investment management and research, at Richardson GMP Ltd.“The way the right is spinning this shutdown right now is that it is just a mere shutdown of a few national parks, it’s not a big deal. And yeah, the first day is not a big deal, the second day is maybe more of a deal but not a big deal but once you get to the next week, I think tempers will start to flare.”Hopes had been high earlier in the week that Republicans and Democrats would come to a last-minute agreement prior to midnight Monday to avoid the shutdown, and then that the withdrawal of some services would be short-lived.At issue is the Affordable Health Care Act, or Obamacare, which the Republicans oppose.Republican House Speaker John Boehner has said that curbing the health-care overhaul that President Barack Obama pushed into law three years ago remains part of the price for ending the shutdown. Traders are concerned that price tag will also apply to raising the debt ceiling.Meanwhile, The New York Times reported that Boehner had told his party that he’s determined to prevent a federal default and is willing to pass a bill raising the debt limit with both Republican and Democratic votes.The metals and mining sector led decliners, down 2.62% as December copper lost five cents to US$3.27 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) ticked 76 cents lower to C$17.85.The tech sector also weighed on the TSX with BlackBerry (TSX:BB) down 30 cents, or 3.63%, to $7.97. BlackBerry says its latest device will arrive in Canada later this month, but it won’t have the full support of Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B), which has decided not to stock the new device.The industrials group was down 0.8% as Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) fell 98 cents to $128.78.Telecoms also weighed with BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) down 41 cents to $43.51.The energy group was down 1.12% as November crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange was down 79 cents to US$103.31 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) lost 45 cents to C$31.78.The gold sector was off about 1.4% as December bullion faded $3.10 to US$1,317.60 an ounce. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) was down 35 cents to C$18.67.In other corporate news, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX) was ahead $1.53 to $114.91 after it said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new Bausch + Lomb disposable contact lens sooner than expected. Bausch + Lomb was acquired by Valeant for about US$8.7 billion in August. TOP STORIES‘Potential to be catastrophic’: U.S. Treasury warns debt default could plunge America into worst recession since Great DepressionToronto home sales are soaring — with no sign of stoppingTesla fire that sent its stock into a skid started in the batteryWhy U.S. uncertainty could mean ultra-low rates for years — or even ‘decades to come’Changing of the guard at Agrium as Chuck Magro replaces Mike Wilson at the helmWHAT’S ON DECK FRIDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA10 a.m.Ivey Purchasing Managers’ Index (Sept): Economists expect a reading of 53, up from last month UNITED STATESThe U.S. employment report for September will not be released as scheduled Friday due to the government shutdown. A new release date has not been set. CORPORATE NEWSCANADABauer Performance Sports Ltd Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 64¢ a share read more

Nexen to be acquired by Chinas CNOOC for US151 billion in cash

CALGARY – A major Canadian oil company is being acquired by China National Offshore Oil Co. in a US$15-billion deal that, if successful, will be China’s largest ever overseas acquisition.With promises of making Calgary the base of its Western Hemisphere operations, plans to list its shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and vows to keep all current Nexen Inc. employees and management, CNOOC says its cash bid for Nexen shows “we are in Canada to invest.”“We intend to be a local company as much as a global one,” CNOOC chief executive Li Fanrong told reporters on a conference call Monday.The friendly deal is still subject to shareholder, regulatory and government approval — and CNOOC says it reached out to the federal government ahead of Monday’s announcement.The Chinese state-owned company will base its North and Central American operations — including $8 billion in existing CNOOC assets — out of Calgary, said Li.For years leading up to Mondays’ announcement, Nexen (TSX:NXY) had been a perennial subject of takeover speculation.“I’m not sure why it took so long,” said Lanny Pendill, an energy analyst with Edward Jones in St. Louis.“I think the fact that the sector has really been beaten down with all of the macro concerns about economic growth and we’ve seen oil prices slip back a little here, from CNOOC’s perspective it was probably now or never.”Nexen has faced numerous challenges over the past few years, including the troubled launch of its Long Lake oilsands project in northern Alberta in late 2008. The project has yet to come close to its design capacity of 72,000 barrels of bitumen per day due to a number of operational glitches, though performance has been improving in recent months.Last week, the company reported that second-quarter profits tumbled nearly 57 per cent as it took a charge on an unsuccessful well in the Gulf of Mexico. Late last year it was shouldered out of a major project in Yemen amid political strife in the Middle Eastern country.CNOOC already had a 35 per cent stake in Long Lake after it took over Nexen’s erstwhile partner Opti Canada Ltd. for $2.1 billion last year. The two companies also work together in the Gulf of Mexico.So news that CNOOC is taking over Nexen in its entirety did not come out of the blue, said Wenran Jiang, a senior fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.The $15.1-billion Nexen deal stands in contrast to CNOOC’s $18.5-billion bid for U.S. energy company Unocal in 2005, which was ultimately nixed for political reasons.“It was a surprise move and eventually it was rejected,” said Jiang, noting Beijing-Ottawa relations have been warming in recent years and both the federal and Alberta governments have shown an openness to foreign investment.“But this one has been incremental and has been, of course, in an environment that’s most likely to go through.”Jiang said getting approval from the Canadian government may not the biggest challenge that lies ahead for CNOOC.“A lot of people are focusing on the deal itself, which is large. It’s noticeable. But I want to point out that the challenge is not really about the takeover approval process,” he said.“The challenge may well lay ahead on what’s afterwards, what happens after the takeover.”Nexen’s current management and staff are accustomed to working independently, but now they’ll have to mesh with new Chinese owners.“There will be challenging issues on management styles, culture differences and a range of other things,” said Jiang.But there are definite benefits, too — not the least of which is CNOOC’s deep pockets.“CNOOC brings in a big amount of capital and it brings in reassurance that the company is stable, the finances are strong.”The transaction values Nexen at $27.50 per share — a 66 per cent premium over the 20-day weighed volume average of Nexen shares, and a 61 per cent premium on the closing price of its shares on Friday at the New York Stock Exchange.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, shares of Nexen rose more than 52 per cent, or $9.06, to $26.35 in afternoon trading.“First and foremost this transaction delivers significant and immediate value to Nexen’s shareholders,” said Kevin Reinhart, who has been serving as Nexen’s interim CEO since Marvin Romanow’s abrupt exit in January.“For our employees, we believe this opens the door to exciting new opportunities for them as part of a larger, financially stronger global organization,” Reinhart, who had been Nexen’s chief financial officer, told reporters on a conference call.“CNOOC Ltd. intends to increase its investment in our existing assets and they expect our people to help expand their influence internationally.”Reinhart said he’ll have to talk to Li about what role, if any, he’ll have in the company after the deal closes.Reinhart declined to comment on how Ottawa reacted when it was given the heads-up the deal was coming.“We will work together to file the necessary applications and to work with the various governments to ensure they have all the information they need to make the right decision.”The Nexen deal will face a review by both the federal industry minister — who must determine whether the deal is a net benefit to Canada as a whole— as well as by the federal Competition Bureau.As part of the transaction, CNOOC said it plans to list its shares on the TSX.The transaction still requires two-thirds of Nexen shareholders to approve the agreement at a special meeting to be held by Sept. 21. Preferred shareholders would receive $26 in cash, plus accrued dividends.Pendill, the Edward Jones analyst, said the price CNOOC is paying for Nexen is fair, given the economic climate and the challenges the company has faced.“We’re recommending our investors sell the shares, take the proceeds and look at alternative names in the sector,” he said, citing Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ) as top picks.If the deal isn’t completed, CNOOC is subject to a termination fee of US$425 million.The Chinese company has made several other investments in Canadian companies over the past seven years, including buying stakes in MEG Energy Inc. and a 60-per cent investment in Northern Cross (Yukon) Ltd. by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 23, 2012 4:53 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Nexen to be acquired by China’s CNOOC for US$15.1 billion in cash read more

A list of the top 20 primetime programs in the Nielsen ratings

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 16, 2015 1:50 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 16, 2015 at 3:03 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for June 8-14 Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 8-14. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. NBA Finals: Cleveland vs. Golden State, Game 5, ABC, 20.86 million.2. NBA Finals: Golden State vs. Cleveland, Game 4, ABC, 19.84 million.3. NBA Finals: Golden State vs. Cleveland, Game 3, ABC, 18.77 million.4. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.44 million.5. “Game of Thrones,” HBO, 8.11 million.6. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.7 million.7. “NCIS,” CBS, 7.153 million.8. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.145 million.9. “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 7 million.10. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 6.61 million.11. “Dateline NBC” (Thursday), NBC, 6.46 million.12. “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 6.37 million.13. “NBA Countdown” (Thursday), ABC, 6 million.14. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 5.96 million.15. “Criminal Minds,” CBS, 5.79 million.16. “48 Hours” (Tuesday), CBS, 5.57 million.17. “I Can Do That,” NBC, 5.52 million.18. “The Odd Couple,” CBS, 5.48 million.19. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 5.47 million.20. “NBA Countdown” (Tuesday), ABC, 5.45 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal. read more

PODCAST Advanced Excel workshop open for Goodman students

Good Morning Goodman continues this week with co-hosts Susan LeBlanc and Amanda Malkiewich announcing that registration is now open for the Advanced Excel Workshop which is being hosted by the Goodman Business Students’ Association (BSA) in partnership with Wall Street Prep later this month. Goodman students can register online for the workshop which is set for Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.The Brock University Accounting Conference (BUAC) is hiring their chairperson for next year’s conference. BUAC is an annual accounting case competition and conference held at Brock University and see delegates from across Canada to compete. Interested students can apply on CareerZone.Goodman students looking for a professional headshot can take advantage of the Goodman BSA’s photography service on Nov. 24 from 3-5 p.m. in the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.Produced by the Goodman Marketing, Communications and Alumni Relations team, this is the latest in the Good Morning Goodman series which updates the Goodman School of Business community weekly on important news and events.0:38 – Thank you to ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’ attendees1:35 – Advanced Excel Workshop2:08 – BUAC hiring 2017 Chairperson2:43 – 2nd Annual BSA Fashion Show3:03 – BFIG Speaker Series3:34 – BMA Trivia Night4:10 – Professional Headshot Photography5:17 – Construction Update read more

Older mothers could be traumatising their children psychologist says

“I am worried about the woman during the pregnancy, her risks of post partum depression,” she said. “And what is it like going through menopause with a preschooler? What is it like to be enforcing a midnight curfew for your high school senior when you are pushing 70? What is it like for that child who is having to alter and delay their own life plans. They cannot backpack across Europe this summer because they are going to want to stay home and get mum through that hip replacement.”She said studies showed that children of older parents worry about them dying and finding their bodies, were embarrassed by their age and upset they would have fewer years with their parents alive. Women who have babies in their 50s could be “traumatising” their children, experts have said.Children may not cope with looking after frail, aged parents or be able to deal with their early death, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference in Denver was told.But older couples trying to conceive do not think about the impact age will have on their child’s future.Dr Julianne Zweifel, a clinical psychologist at University of Wisconsin, Madison said: “Surveys show the drive to be a mother is so strong they don’t think about the problems their child will face until after the child is born.”She said a “Janet Jackson Effect”  – the pop star had a baby two years ago at the age of 50 – made it seem acceptable and safe to wait until later in life to start a family.This “slippery slope” could eventually lead to an increase in women having babies in their 60s, she said. ‘If you are a teenager you are not developmentally prepared to deal with that anguish or responsibility.”In the UK, there has been a steady increase in the number of babies born to older mothers in the last 15 years.Although there is no legal age limit for patients seeking fertility care, most clinics will not treat women over 44 with their own eggs or women over 54 with donor eggs.According to the Office for National Statistics, women aged 45-49 had 705 babies in 2001, rising to 2048 in 2016.The 50-54 year olds had 53 babies 2001 rising to 218 in 2016.In those over 55, there were two babies born in 2001 and 20 in 2016.The US has seen a similar trend.In 1996, there were 3,045 births to women aged 45-49 but by 2016 this had risen to 8,257.In 1997 there were just 144 babies born to women aged 50-54 but this increased to 786 in 2016.Dr Julia Woodward, Director of Psychological Services at Duke Fertility Center in North Carolina, co-chaired an ASRM training session with Dr Zweifel for 100 medics who wanted guidance on dealing with older fertility patients.She said older couples were the one patient group who kept her awake at night with worry. Parents also faced significant challenges. Not only were they exhausted looking after a newborn, but later on they felt they could not fit in with younger mothers because of their age. They were also upset when they were mistaken for a grandparent.Dr Woodward said women in their 50s seeking treatment often felt younger than they were and wanted to copy the lifestyle choices of women in their late 30s or early 40s even though they are in their 50s.  “Increasingly we are seeing women in their 60s approaching clinics to have children,” Dr Zweifel added. “The studies suggest it is traumatic for a child to lose a parent at a young age. Additionally the emotional impact of being a caregiver to an ageing adult can be devastating. The oldest woman to have a baby in the UK is Elizabeth Adeney from Suffolk, who gave birth to a son, Jolyon, at the age of 66 in 2009. At the time she said it was not her age that mattered but how she felt inside.Professor Geeta Nargund, medical director of Create Fertility in the UK, said: ‘We know women are leaving it late to have children in Britain too and reproductive tourism for older women to go abroad for donor eggs and come back pregnant is increasing.‘I think the number of women in their fifties doing this will rise even further and it can cost the NHS hundreds of thousands of pounds to deal with pregnancy and neonatal complications such as miscarriages, pre-eclampsia, multiple births and stillbirth in these women. ‘The older fathers linked to these women also have children with a greater risk of autism and psychiatric difficulties.’She added: ‘Children and teenagers need their parents to look after them, not the other way around.’ Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Cummins adds to battery electric portfolio with Brammo acquisition

first_imgCummins Inc has announced that it is acquiring the assets of Brammo Inc, which designs and develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications. Adding Brammo’s battery pack expertise and resources is an important milestone in Cummins efforts to become a global electrified power leader.“To be a leading provider of electrified power systems just as we are with diesel and natural gas driven powertrains, we must own key elements and subsystems of the electrification network,” said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc. “By adding the expertise of Brammo and its employees to Cummins, we are taking a step forward in our electrification business and differentiating ourselves from our competition. As always, when markets are ready, Cummins will bring our customers the right power solution at the right time to power their success.”Operations from this acquisition will report under Cummins recently formed Electrification Business led by Julie Furber, Executive Director of Electrification at Cummins, and will continue to be based in Talent, Oregon. Founded in 2002, Brammo has made great strides in developing electric energy storage technology for mobile and stationary applications.“Brammo’s expertise across a broad range of applications uniquely positions us to enhance Cummins efforts to be a leader in the electrified power space,” said Craig Bramscher, Chairman and CEO of Brammo. “We see this as a very exciting opportunity to continue changing the way the world moves and stores power.”This acquisition adds to Cummins unmatched portfolio of solutions and provides an entry point into new markets. In August, Cummins revealed a fully electric heavy duty demonstration Urban Hauler Tractor. This acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of this calendar year.last_img read more

Building a Smart Home From the Ground Up

first_img I’ve been loving my year-old IKEA remote-control lighting kit. And Alexa on the Amazon Echo has been a good friend during our first weeks together.But I don’t know if I’m ready yet for a truly smart home: learning thermostats, video doorbells, smart locks, Bluetooth-enabled cookers, robot vacuums.The Internet of Things is growing so quickly, it’s hard to keep up; for someone who is easily overwhelmed by too many options. Smart homes, frankly, scare me.AdChoices广告Don’t let my silly fears over an automated lifestyle spook you, though.Building your own smart home is easier than it sounds: Like an actual house, you’ll need a foundation—or, in this case, a hub. The Wink Hub 2 connects to a mesh network, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi and works with everything from lighting to cameras to speakers.Amazon’s Echo family of devices (Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Spot, Echo Show) are a great add-on. User-friendly and expandable, the speakers pair with If This Then That (IFTTT) to create “recipes” for controlling gadgets with your voice.Establish a routine, for example, that turns off your Philips Hue lights whenever your Nest thermostat goes into Away mode. Or set specific triggers for when you (er, your mobile phone) arrive at or leave the house.The Apple HomePod and Google Home are also fairly foolproof alternatives.For do-it-yourself types, Raspberry Pi is a burgeoning option. The tiny computer has been used to power a wearable computer, racing robot, Nerf Blaster (that can ID a target’s face), mini Game Boy, pocketable PC, and nostalgic arcade stick.Now, you can link it with the open-source Talking Pi extension to manage lights, plugs, and devices via voice commands. Or pick up one of Google’s AIY (“Artificial Intelligence Yourself”) Pi-friendly kits for personalized programming.And that’s just the beginning. From there, folks can bulk up their smart home with surveillance cams, locks, heating and cooling, lighting, kitchen appliances, sweepers, outdoor tools, and even health and fitness accessories.For more, see PCMag’s lineup of The Best Smart Home Devices of 2018.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Geek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your WallsGeek Pick: Sengled Smart Wi-Fi LED Has Multicolor Beauty and Brains last_img read more

Mateo Kovacic really happy to join Chelsea

first_imgMateo Kovacic’s season-long loan deal to Chelsea is complete and he could not be more happy about itThe Croatian midfielder moves to Stamford Bridge as part the deal which sees Thibaut Courtois join Real Madrid on a permanent basis.After making 109 appearances for Los Blancos and winning the Champions League in all three of his seasons at the club, Kovacic is relishing the prospect of testing himself out in a new league.He told the club website: “I am really happy and excited to be here at Chelsea. It is an amazing feeling.“I will try to do my best for this club. It is a new league for me, the beginning is always tough but I am sure the coach and my new team-mates will help me and I am looking forward to a great season.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are very happy to welcome Mateo to the Chelsea family. He is a perfect fit for us this season, his style is well suited to how Maurizio wants to play and we are sure he will prove to be a valuable asset for the club.”.@Mateo_Kova23: ‘I am really happy and excited to be here at Chelsea. It is an amazing feeling. I will try to do my best for this club.’ ?#WelcomeKovacic— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 9, 2018last_img read more

Credit Card styled work permits coming for Turks and Caicos December 1

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 17, 2017 – Providenciales – Ready or not, here it comes and by December 1st the Ministry of Border Control and Employment will begin dishing out, to approved applications, new wallet sized, credit card like Work Permits.“We will be releasing more information moving forward over the next two weeks.”Minister Sean Astwood, also the Deputy Premier explained that the hurricane has created a severe delay in the full roll out of the product, but the Ministry is gung-ho on getting the new styled work permit into the marketplace.More secure and difficult or impossible to forge are among the benefits to the card, plus it is easy to tote just in case holders are asked to prove legal status.#MagneticMediaNews#newcreditcardlikeWorkPermits Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #newcreditcardlikeWorkPermitslast_img read more

Fill vacancies provide basic facilities first Ayush staff to

first_imgHyderabad: The decision of Ayush top brass to reportedly geotag doctors and paramedical staff working in dispensaries across the State is being strongly opposed by the entire government doctors’ fraternity working for the State Health Department. They are rallying behind Ayush doctors, who have let their voice heard for the last few days even appealing to senior authorities to withdraw the move. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Government’s intentions to keep a tab on Ayush staff attendance to ensure better services to people are good, but doctors are saying that their basic issues need to be covered at first. They cite the problem of lack of adequate doctors in dispensaries in villages, as no regular recruitment was done for the last six-seven years. In some cases, a doctor is holding in charge responsibilities of two or more dispensaries in nearby villages. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us “If the doctor is at a particular dispensary, dispensaries in other villages have to remain closed invariably. Unaware of the staff crunch, people and elected representatives are complaining to higher-ups that doctor is not coming regularly, and the dispensary is closed. If all Ayush (Ayurvedic, Homeo, Unani) dispensaries have a doctor each then they can run normally and there would be no need to keep a tab on attendance at all,” a senior Ayush doctor said. Advertise With Us The vacancies in Ayush range from 10 to 70 per cent with lowest in Ayurvedic dispensaries and highest in Unani dispensaries. Also, the doctors point out the lack of basic facilities like even bathrooms in dispensaries in villages. “There are a good number of female doctors working in Ayush wing. Imagine the hardships faced by women doctors and paramedical staff due to lack of toilets,” the doctor said, stressing the need to provide basic facilities in dispensaries initially before taking other initiatives.last_img read more

Raben Group Presents March on Washington Film Festival

first_imgThe Raben Group will produce The March on Washington film Festival July 13 until July 23. The opening event, “Songs of the Civil Rights Movement,” will occur on July 13 from 6:30 p.m.- 9.p.m. at Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street, NW.  Each day consists of something new and enticing in a different location of the city. Through film, music, and the arts, the event increases awareness of important events during the civil rights era. For more information or to purchase you tickets, visit

Greek police Golden Dawn slaying was pointblank

first_img Comments   Share   The shooting came amid a government crackdown on the party following the fatal stabbing in September of an anti-fascist musician in Athens. A Golden Dawn supporter has been arrested and charged with murder in that case, though the party has denied any wrongdoing.A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity because officers were not authorized to comment on the investigation, described to The Associate Press a video from a nearby security camera that confirmed accounts from Golden Dawn lawmakers that the assailant started firing from 15 meters (yards) away and finished off his victims at close range.The gunman fired at a fourth, person, who managed to enter the building housing Golden Dawn’s local offices in the suburb of Neo Iraklio, north of Athens, escaping unharmed.The video shows the assailant wearing a jockey cap, while the motorcycle driver was wearing a helmet, the official said.A second official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said police found an abandoned motorcycle north of the site of the attack, which “almost certainly” was the one used by the assailants. The motorcycle had been declared stolen two weeks before and is being examined by forensic experts. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The names of the two dead have not yet been officially released, but they were named at a memorial service held Saturday evening outside the Golden Dawn offices where the attack took place.They are 27-year-old Giorgos Fountoulis and 22-year-old Manolis Kapelonis. Golden Dawn has said that both were party members, but has called the wounded 29-year-old man “a fellow citizen.”Golden Dawn spokesman and lawmaker Ilias Kassidiaris said “the souls of Giorgos and Manolis are guiding lights” for the whole country.“The Greek people will remain united, and together will keep on moving forward during this difficult and critical period our homeland is going through,” he said.The police’s counterterrorism squad is investigating the case. Suspicion has fallen on one of several far-left and anarchist extremist groups that have claimed to be behind violence that has killed two policemen and a journalist. No group has yet claimed responsibility.Golden Dawn lawmakers blame the murder on authorities’ prosecution of party members, including the jailing of the party’s leader and deputy leader following last month’s killing of a left-wing rapper. The outcry following the murder has prompted authorities to investigate the party’s involvement in violent attacks and criminal activities. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Eleni Zaroulia, a lawmaker and wife of jailed Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos, accused Public Order and Citizen Protection minister Nikos Dendias of being “the moral instigator” of the two Friday murders. “Golden Dawn demands his resignation,” she told reporters on her way to a police precinct near her home, where she surrendered her gun.Formerly a marginal organization with neo-Nazi roots and a reputation for violence, Golden Dawn had polled just 0.29 percent in a national election in 2009. It rode a wave of public anger over Greece’s financial crisis, rising crime rate and unchecked immigration to become the country’s fifth largest party.It has steadily grown to third place in recent polls, although support has slipped since the prosecution of its leaders.____Srdjan Nedeljkovic and Raphael Kominis contributed to this report.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Police investigating the slaying of two members of the far-right Golden Dawn party and the serious wounding of a third person said Saturday the assailant finished off his victims at point-blank range before escaping on a motorcycle driven by an accomplice.The shooter fired 12 rounds from a Zastava Tokarev semi-automatic pistol in the Friday evening attack outside a suburban Athens office of the Nazi-inspired party. The bullet casings came from the same weapon, which has not been used in any previous case, police said in a statement. The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

To meet rising passenger demands Qatar Airways ha

first_imgTo meet rising passenger demands, Qatar Airways has announced plans to introduce its super jumbo A380 aircraft to Melburnians from 30 June 2017.The 517-seater A380 aircraft will increase Qatar Airways’ current daily capacity by 44 per cent on this route to meet the growing travel and trade demand, connecting Melbourne-based passengers and freight to more than 150 destinations globally.Melbourne is the original home for Qatar Airways in Australia, (now celebrating its 7th year), with the airline adding services to Perth, Sydney and Adelaide. The airline first started flying to Australia’s second largest city on 6 December 2009 with a 259-seater B777 aircraft.Qatar Airways group chief executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “As we continue to grow apace in Australia, we have seen a clear need to inject additional capacity on the Melbourne service. We are delighted to introduce our A380 aircraft to Melbourne after seven years of operation to the world’s most liveable city. Well-travelled Melburnians will find our seamless and quick connections via Doha’s Hamad International Airport a great and easy travel option. And our expansive European network provides plenty of homecoming options for one of Australia’s most culturally diverse cities, which is home to many families from European heritage including the United Kingdom, Italy and Greece.” Qatar Airwayslast_img read more

Get ready … get set … Busabout says its latest age

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