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Tensions escalating between Morocco and Algeria over the Sahara

first_imgBordeaux- Morocco replied to Algeria’s latest verbal attack stating President Bouteflika is trying to hide his country’s domestic trouble.Moroccan officials didn’t appreciate Algeria’s tone when addressing the issue of Western Sahara. MAP, the Kingdom’s official press agency, released a wire today stating the Algerian declarations are “yet another diversion to hide a precarious internal situation.”In a speech read on his behalf by the justice minister, Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had said an international mechanism to monitor human rights in the disputed territory was needed “more than ever.” Bouteflika referred to what he called “the massive and systematic human rights violations that take place inside the occupied territories to suppress the peaceful struggle” of the Sahrawis for freedom of expression and association.“The affirmations of the Algerian President show (…) the great weakness of a regime that is conscious of the unsustainability of its anachronistic position on the Sahara issue,” said MAP on Tuesday.On Saturday, the Istiqlal Party had provoked Algeria, which backs the  pro-independence Polisario Front, by asking the government to officially retrieve Eastern Saharan territories, including Tindouf and Colomb Bechare, which before the French colonization belonged to Morocco. It also asked for the issue to be on the agenda of the UN’s Fourth Committee in charge of decolonization.On Tuesday, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra called on Morocco to show  restraint, saying “this incident, as well as the outrageously expansionist  statement by the leader of a Moroccan political party, are totally unacceptable and irresponsible.”On his part, Algerian Ministry Foreign Affairs Spokesman Amar Belani referred to this altercation by saying: “Algeria will not react to the frivolous and irresponsible provocations. We keep all the serenity that comes with defending just causes and international law, far from this medieval Moroccan party’s schizophrenic and unacceptable belching, and whose platform is inspired by a totally obsolete expansionism.” He reaffirmed his country’s will to lobby for a UN mechanism to monitor human rights in the region.The harsh words exchanged by the North African arch-rivals indicate that the neighbors’ relationship is far from being that of brotherly countries that share not only borders, but a common history, culture, religion and language.In his first address before the parliament since he was appointed Morocco’s Foreign Minister, Salah Eddine Mezaouar said on Tuesday that “Algeria tries its best to stall the negotiation process advocated by the United Nations and focuses on marginal elements by means of using human rights in international fora.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Newlywed 25YO Moroccan Man Murdered in Cold Blood in Chicago

Rabat – Hamza Hammouis was taking a nightly stroll on the Howard Street in Evanston in the northern suburbs of Chicago with his wife and young sister, wishing to snap early-morning pictures of the city he recently moved to, when Hammouis came across a man who attacked him for no apparent reason.“There’s nothing to show they knew each other at all,” a police officer told the Chicago Tribune, adding that they simply “crossed paths and something happened.”At around 2.45 am, police were dispatched to Howard, a city’s border with Chicago, following a report of a person being shot there, according to a news released from the Evanston Police Department. Hammouis’ wife, Jennifer Hess, described the incident as confusing, as the man came up to Hammouis and started harassing him for a reason they could not understand. She told the daily news that she tried to intervene by explaining to the murderer that her husband did not speak English, but for no reason he shot him and fled on foot.The murderer, described as a young African-American man, about 25 years old and approximately 6 feet tall, is actively sought after by the police, reports the Chicago Tribune. The city’s chief of police said that Hamza who had just joined his wife in the US has no criminal record.According to local police, drugs weren’t involved in the case and Hammouis had no gang ties. For the time being, investigators still haven’t determined what caused the altercation that left Hammouis dead from a gunshot wound to the head, but a police officer interviewed by the news daily said it was not an attempted mugging that went awry.For his wife, Hammouis’ dream was to live in Chicago. “Most people in Paris want to go to New York, but Hamza’s dream was to live in Chicago,” she said. He was waiting to obtain his green card to start looking for work. The couple, recently married on June 14, intended to later launch a line of clothing.“He was extremely proud of his Moroccan heritage,” Hess said of her husband. “He would have loved meeting other people in Chicago that shared the same culture as him.”Speaking to the Chicago Tribune, Jennifer Hess remembers her husband as “someone who loved life and was always happy.” “He did not even like to sleep,” she adds, “because he felt like he was missing out on living.”This tragedy gave rise to an impulse of solidarity among the Maghreb Association of North America in Chicago (MANA).MANA has 4,000 members and helps new immigrants from North Africa integrate in the local community. Moncef Elalamy, a volunteer with the Association who arrived in Chicago in 1994, took charge of the sisters and coordinated with the mother of Hamza, who remained in Morocco to repatriate the body.The association organized a dinner on Thursday evening to collect 10,000 dollars to to prepare Hammouis’ body according to Islamic rituals and ship it back to his mother in Morocco for services and burial.Chicago is known for having the highest number of homicides in the United States, and it’s living up to that reputation by already  reaching 400 killings for 2017, according to NBC Chicago.The string of killings has put Chicago’s homicide rate ahead of the pace set in 2016. There were 781 homicides in 2016, but the city didn’t see its 400th killing until August. According to a homicide database compiled by the Chicago Sun-Times, at least two homicides have occurred per day so far in 2017.Gun violence has been the biggest cause of the huge homicide number in Chicago so far this year. Since January, more than 2,100 people across the city have been shot. Last year, Chicago tracked over 3,000 shooting incidents. read more

UN human rights chief condemns crackdown on journalists in Ethiopia

The comments by High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay follow the recent arrest and detention of six members of the blogging collective Zone Nine and three journalists in the capital, Addis Ababa. “I am deeply concerned by this recent wave of arrests and the increasing climate of intimidation against journalists and bloggers prevailing in Ethiopia,” she stated in a news release. The nine people arrested last week remain in custody. On 27 April, they appeared before the Arada Court of First Instance. Although the exact charges against each of them remain unclear, the UN human rights office has received information that they were arrested for “working with foreign human rights organizations and inciting violence through social media to create instability in the country.” They reportedly are being held incommunicado and some of their family members who tried to bring them food over the weekend were denied access. Since January 2012, a number of journalists have been convicted under the Anti-terrorism Proclamation to sentences ranging from 5 years to life imprisonment. Two journalists arrested in July 2012 and January 2013 under the same law are currently in detention, awaiting their trial.“The fight against terrorism cannot serve as an excuse to intimidate and silence journalists, bloggers, human rights activists and members of civil society organizations. And working with foreign human rights organisations cannot be considered a crime,” said the High Commissioner.“Over the past few years, the space for dissenting voices has been shrinking dramatically in Ethiopia,” she added. Ms. Pillay stressed that in its efforts to combat terrorism, the Ethiopian Government must comply at all times with its human rights obligations under international law. The country is party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, both of which guarantee the right to freedom of expression. The High Commissioner urged the Ethiopian Government to release all bloggers and journalists currently in detention for simply exercising their right to freedom of expression. She also reiterated her appeal for there to be a review of current anti-terrorism and civil society legislation to ensure its conformity with international human rights standards.The human rights chief’s call comes on the eve of World Press Freedom Day, observed annually on 3 May. The Day is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; defend the media from attacks on their independence; and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty. read more

Employees encouraged to register for Wellness Day

With just a few days left until the close of registration, Brock’s Wellness Day committee is encouraging staff to finalize their itinerary for the popular workshops.A new format will take the majority of workshops off campus and into the community this year. However, one on-campus favourite is using the extended time slot to provide an expanded session for attendees.Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) is expanding its Educate Your Senses seminar to include a structured tasting to showcase the continuing education courses the institute offers.“With the larger time slot, we are able to provide our colleagues with an experience that will leave them knowing a little more about wine appreciation and give them a glimpse into the programming we offer in our continuing education courses,” said session leader Steven Trussler, a senior laboratory demonstrator at the institute.The workshop will include a structured tasting of six wines and two ciders and will introduce participants to different ways of tasting and evaluating beverages.“Each course looks at wine in a different way. Some look at it from pure enjoyment, some use a descriptive tasting method and others try to find similarities and differences,” said Trussler.Craft cider, a growing addition among many Ontario wineries, will also be tasted.“For some people, cider is a completely new category of beverage alcohol,” said Trussler. “This workshop is a great opportunity to bring forward some craft cider that people may not be able to get at the LCBO.“Cider can be just as interesting and complex as wine.”In addition to Educate Your Senses offerings, Wellness Day workshops with space still available include Chocolate Decorating and Tour of Chocolate F/X, Footgolf, Game On (ball hockey), Ice Hockey, Instructional Driving Range, Journey of the Senses (wine and beer tasting at Niagara College), Nine-Hole Golf, Tri a Triatholon and Volunteer Your Time, an opportunity to spend half of a day volunteering with a community organization of the employee’s choice.To accommodate the new schedule, breakfast will be offered in lieu of lunch. Employees are asked to print or show their registration confirmation to receive a breakfast ticket. There will be no registration table.Employees can still expect an opening plenary, but no closing remarks. The bike raffle will take place at the opening plenary, which is also where a complimentary giveaway will be distributed.The popular penny sale will take place over two days this year — Wednesday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, June 14 from 8 to 10 a.m., both in Thistle Hall near the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre. A card with 25 tickets can be purchased for $15, or two cards (50 tickets) for $25.Information about Wellness Day, including the workshop guide, conference-at-a-glance and registration, is available on Human Resource’s SharePoint site. Registration closes Wednesday, June 6 at 4:30 p.m. read more

Ohio State field hockey breaks from Big Ten play to face Kent

Junior midfielder Maddy Humphrey said in an email that after OSU’s recent losses, this weekend’s games could prove to be very important in terms of preparing for the rest of the season. OSU redshirt sophomore midfield/back Carolina Vergroessen (28) runs with the ball while being trailed by California players during a field hockey game on Oct. 25, 2015, at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU won 6-3. Credit: Robert Scarpinito | Managing Editor for DesignOhio State field hockey is stepping away from Big Ten play this weekend, hosting in-state competitor Kent State before traveling to Muncie, Indiana, to face off against the Ball State Cardinals. “This is very vital weekend for our team,” Humphrey said. “We have to come together now and win the weekend. Our team is great when we play together and at our best, so our mentality has to be strong this weekend against these two competitive opponents.” 10/27/15: Kent State 3, Ohio State 1 (Kent, Ohio)10/21/14: Kent State 1, Ohio State 3 (Columbus, Ohio)9/24/13: Kent State 3, Ohio State 4 (Kent, Ohio)9/19/12: Kent State 2, Ohio State 8 (Columbus, Ohio)9/18/11: Kent State 1, Ohio State 4 (Kent, Ohio) Kent State (6-4, 2-0 MAC) enters the weekend on a high note after a 3-2 win over Longwood in overtime last Sunday. Redshirt junior Alison Harmatz leads the Golden Flashes with six goals, equaling 12 points. Juniors Silvia Figa Malgosa and Shannon Talbot, along with senior Krysti Lober follow Harmatz with nine points each. Senior goalkeeper Andrea Rinehart has a .661 save percentage and a total of 41 saves this season, including one shut out against the University of California. The Buckeyes lead the series against the Golden Flashes with a commanding 22-7 record. Kent State emerged victorious in the most recent match-up of the series, which began in 1978. Previous games include: Junior midfielder Maddy Humphrey leads the Scarlet and Gray in nearly every statistical category. She has scored seven goals and tallied three assists this season for a total of 17 points. Freshmen midfielders Esther Clotet Alsina and Adelaide Penzone, who collectively have eight goals and two assists, follow Humphrey in team statistics with a combined 18 points. Ball State (4-6, 0-1 MAC) heads into the match after having lost its last four games, most recently in a competition against Ohio. Seniors Mikayla Mooney and Lexi Kavanaugh lead the offense with nine points each, made up from seven goals and four assists collectively. Senior goalkeeper Jordan Dues has a total of 61 saves this season as well as a .701 save percentage. Junior goalkeeper Liz Tamburro leads the Big Ten with 51 saves and an average of 5.1 saves per game. Tamburro is assisted by junior back Caroline Rath, who has a team-high four defensive saves this season. Since starting Big Ten play, the Buckeyes (3-7, 0-3) have lost four straight games, including two matches against top-10 teams. Still, OSU possesses a competitive group of players, both on the offensive and defensive lines. The Buckeyes will take on Kent State on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU will then travel to Ball State to play the Cardinals on Monday at 3 p.m.OSU vs. Kent State history “Non-conference games … give the team momentum,” Kile said in an email. “Pulling out two wins this weekend would mean we can move forward (in the season) with strength and confidence.” OSU holds a 15-7 record in the series against Ball State, which dates back to 1983. The Scarlet and Gray have not lost to the Cardinals since 2007 and have won 15 of the last 17 games. The most recent matches include: OSU vs. Ball State history Junior midfielder Morgan Kile said the Buckeyes have really been pushing each other the extra mile this past week in practice because they know how important non-conference games can be in the middle of the season. 9/11/15: Ball State 2, Ohio State 3 (Muncie, Indiana)9/14/14: Ball State 2, Ohio State 3 OT (Columbus, Ohio)10/23/13: Ball State 1, Ohio State 2 (Muncie, Indiana)10/07/12: Ball State 1, Ohio State 9 (Columbus, Ohio)9/27/11: Ball State 0, Ohio State 5 (Muncie, Indiana) read more

201516 NBA Preview Have The Heat Moved On From LeBron

The Heat paid Goran Dragic $85 million this offseason to be the franchise’s best point guard since Tim Hardaway. If nothing else, Dragic should ignite a team that played at the NBA’s second-slowest pace last season. Now that he has recovered from season-ending treatment for blood clots on his lung, Chris Bosh hopes to play as he did in his most productive year in a Heat uniform, the 2013-14 season. His conditioning and versatility ensure that his game will continue to age like fine wine. Many want to compare Justise Winslow, a former Duke standout, to a younger version of Wade, but Wade says Winslow’s size and strength remind him of a younger version of Metta World Peace, the artist formerly known as Ron Artest. To complicate matters further: CARMELO thinks Winslow’s top comp is another Heat teammate, Deng. The post-LeBron James era got off to a disastrous start last season for the Miami Heat, who endured a 37-45 campaign that was riddled with injuries and dumped the team outside of the playoffs for the first time in seven years. A potentially devastating offseason could have followed, but some semblance of order and continuity was restored when franchise anchor Dwyane Wade patched up differences with management and settled on a one-year, $20 million contract for this season. Point guard Goran Dragic signed a long-term deal. Promising center Hassan Whiteside continued to develop, and both Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts are healed and healthy coming off season-ending maladies last year. All signs point to a Heat revival in the East and an opportunity, if the team stays relatively healthy, to stare down LeBron in the postseason.FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO, on the other hand, projects the Heat to go 38-44 and fall just below .500. We’re inaugurating our NBA player projection system, CARMELO, with 2015-16 season previews for every team in the league. Check out the teams we’ve already previewed here. Learn more about CARMELO here. If Dwyane Wade had a million dollars for every game he missed last season — oh, wait. Evaluating Wade is all about vantage point. He’ll point to the fact that he was second in the league in usage rate last season, but skeptics counter that injuries prevented him from being used for at least 20 games for a second straight season. CARMELO expects Wade to be a shadow of his former self; his top comp, another great in the last chapter of his career. After spending a decade in Chicago, Luol Deng struggled with the turbulence that moved him to Cleveland and ultimately to Miami in the span of a few months. After failing to find comfort with his role last season, he’s banking on that to change in a contract year. It figures that a projection system named after a member of the longtime rival New York Knicks would take such a low-blow shot at the Heat. So a year after hitting rock-bottom and winning just 37 games during an injury-ravaged season, Miami is projected to win only one more game? If so, expect a major shakeup for what has been one of the NBA’s most stable franchises.Here are the CARMELO projections for Miami’s core players: The promising yet enigmatic big man did something last season that hadn’t been done in 50 years: Hassan Whiteside averaged 11 points, 10 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in less than 24 minutes a game. That’s profound efficiency, but the key now for Whiteside is to develop consistency. The route from a $21 million salary last season to the $1.6 million vet’s minimum this season involved plenty of sacrifice for Amar’e Stoudemire. But it’ll require even more if Stoudemire is willing to accept a reduced role off the bench to make this work in Miami.Read more: 2015-16 NBA Previews read more

Trump travel ban faces biggest legal test yet

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrump travel ban: States urge retention of temporary blockFebruary 6, 2017In “World”Trump vows to appeal against travel ban ruling to Supreme CourtMarch 16, 2017In “World”Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel banFebruary 10, 2017In “World” (AP)  President Donald Trump’s travel ban faced its biggest legal test yet Tuesday as a panel of federal judges prepared to hear arguments from the administration and its opponents about two fundamentally divergent views of the executive branch and the court system.The government will ask a federal appeals court to restore the administration’s executive order, contending that the president alone has the power to decide who can enter or stay in the United States. But several states have challenged the ban and insisted that Trump’s executive order is unconstitutional.Tuesday’s hearing was to unfold before a randomly selected panel of judges from the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals. Whatever the appeals court decides, either side could ask the Supreme Court to intervene.Seattle US District Judge James Robart, who on Friday temporarily blocked Trump’s order, has said a judge’s job is to ensure that an action taken by the government “comports with our country’s laws.”Trump said Tuesday that he can’t believe his administration has to fight in the courts to uphold his refugee and immigration ban, a policy he says will protect the country.“And a lot of people agree with us, believe me,” Trump said at a roundtable discussion with members of the National Sheriff’s Association. “If those people ever protested, you’d see a real protest. But they want to see our borders secure and our country secure.”On Monday, the Justice Department filed a new defence of the ban on travellers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Lawyers said the ban was a “lawful exercise” of the president’s authority to protect national security and said Robart’s order should be overruled.The filing with the appeals court was the latest salvo in a high-stakes legal fight surrounding Trump’s order.Washington, Minnesota and other states say the appellate court should allow a temporary restraining order blocking the travel ban to stand as their lawsuit moves through the legal system.The panel hearing the arguments includes two Democrat-appointed judges and one Republican appointee.The appeals court over the weekend refused to immediately reinstate the ban, and lawyers for Washington and Minnesota argued anew on Monday that any resumption would “unleash chaos again,” separating families and stranding university students.The Justice Department responded that the president has clear authority to “suspend the entry of any class of aliens” to the US in the name of national security. It said the travel ban, which temporarily suspends the country’s refugee program and immigration from seven countries with terrorism concerns, was intended “to permit an orderly review and revision of screening procedures to ensure that adequate standards are in place to protect against terrorist attacks.”The challengers of the ban were asking “courts to take the extraordinary step of second-guessing a formal national security judgment made by the president himself pursuant to broad grants of statutory authority,” the Justice Department wrote.It’s possible that the panel could make a ruling on a technical point, rather than the larger merits of the case. Under 9th Circuit case law, temporary restraining orders cannot be appealed, a point noted by the states in their briefing to the court.An analysis on that point would include examining whether the lower court’s order is properly classified as a temporary restraining order rather than as another type of order, a preliminary injunction, noted Arthur Hellman, a federal courts scholar at University of Pittsburgh Law School.If the case does end up before the Supreme Court, it could prove difficult to find the necessary five votes to undo a lower court order. The Supreme Court has been at less than full strength since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death a year ago. The last immigration case that reached the justices ended in a 4-4 tie.How and when a case might get to the Supreme Court is unclear. The travel ban itself is to expire in 90 days, meaning it could run its course before a higher court takes up the issue. Or the administration could change it in any number of ways that would keep the issue alive.After Robart’s ruling, the State Department quickly said people from the seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — with valid visas could travel to the USOn Monday, a graduate student who had travelled to Libya with her one-year-old son to visit her sick mother and attend her father’s funeral was back in Fort Collins, Colorado, after having been stopped in Jordan on her return trip. She was welcomed with flowers and balloons by her husband and other children. read more

First mine to ever achieve six million fatality free shifts

first_imgA new mining safety record has been set by De Beers Finsch diamond mine, a mine that is the feature of an Operations Focus article in the January 2008 issue of International Mining. De Beers Finsch mine achieved the first six million fatality free shift milestone by any mine in South Africa on Friday November 14, 2007. Finsch is a highly automated underground diamond mine, situated in the Northern Cape Province and is the only mine (open cast or underground) to ever achieve this record in the history of the South African mining industry. Former World Boxing Champion, Baby Jake Matlala joined De Beers Consolidated Mines managing director, David Noko in congratulating Finsch diamond mine workers. Northern Cape Principal Inspector of Mines, Mrs. Enid Babuseng, presented the award to the mine led by Gerhard van Niekerk, the Operations Manager – all shown in the picture. Finsch Mine has been operating without a single fatality for the past 11 years. Noko congratulated the miners saying; “This achievement is especially significant at a time when the mining industry is battling to reduce significantly the injury and death rate on mines.” He noted: “Miners more than most people appreciate the huge consequences accidents have on families and at this year end all of us in the mining industry; the companies, unions and government, call on every single person in whatever role they have in mining to be more careful and aware of the danger they face in both the work place and when off duty – particularly when on the roads. De Beers as a company will share the best practices that enabled this diamond mine to achieve what its employees and management have succeeded in doing.” He concluded: “A safety culture in mining requires continuous and visible commitment, and leadership from the top with health and safety being a priority in management responsibility. Visible leadership in safety needs to be exercised at all levels of an operation and company and in all roles”.Meanwhile, in its October circular to the industry, the Department of Minerals and Energy in the Northern Cape Region, congratulated Finsch for working 11 years without a fatal accident. “This is a fantastic achievement, particularly for an underground mine of this scale,” said Babuseng.Operations Manager, van Niekerk said: “Safety remains a high priority for employees and management who, working as one committed group, will continue to intensify efforts to encourage safe working practices through various initiatives in the work place and in the public domain. We are making every effort to entrench a zero tolerance approach to safety risk across De Beers’ six South Africa operations, including Finsch. The challenge is for all of us to reach our next safety milestone and achieve our safety vision, SAFETY FIRST; AN ACCIDENT FREE MINE.”Since Finsch achieved the first million fatality free shift milestone in 2000, the mine’s Lost Time Injury Frequency rate has decreased from 0.61 to 0.19 in 2007. Finsch mine was also OHSAS18001/1999 (Occupational Hygiene and Safety Association of South Africa) re-certified during 2007.last_img read more

TUI Arena is home of DKB Bundesliga leaders – TSV Hannover Burgdorf

8.Leipzig221219591:57125 TSV HANNOVER-BURGDORF – THW KIEL: 28:27 (14:13) 17.Ludwigshafen212316485:5707 2.Rhein-Neckar201703618:48434 13.Erlangen224612519:59914 TSV Hannover Burgdorf are the new leaders of DKB Bundesliga! The team of Spanish coach Antonio Carlos Ortega beat THW Kiel 28:27 (14:13) once again in this season (third time) to come ahead of Rhein Neckar Lowen, but with two matches more than their first rivals.The TOP scorer of the DKB Bundesliga, Casper Mortensen netted nine goals for the winning team in front of 9.300 fans at TUI Arena, while on the other side, Niklas Ekberg ended match with five goals. STANDINGS: 6.Kiel221417649:56029 18.Huttenberg222317545:6487 1.Hannover-Burgdorf221633634:57935 15.N-Lubbecke213414473:55310 19:00Huttenberg23 – 30Flensburg-H. 14.Gummersbach216015530:58912 5.SC Magdeburg221516655:59131 12.Goppingen226610595:60418 3.Flensburg-H.221624644:55734 19:00Erlangen26 – 26Minden 9.HSG Wetzlar219210550:53120 TSV Hannover-Burgdorf: Ziemer (1.-33. 9 odb), Semisch (33.-60., 3 odb); Johannsen, Mortensen (9/7), Patrail (1), Pevnov (3), Lehnhoff (4), Häfner, Atman, Böhm, Karason (1), Olsen (5), Brozovic (1), Kalafut, Christophersen, Kastening (4); Trainer: OrtegaTHW Kiel: Landin (1.-17., 51.-60., 3 odb), Wolff (17.-51. 6 odb); Duvnjak (3), Firnhaber, Weinhold (3), Dissinger (3), Wiencek (4), Ekberg (5/3), Frend Öfors (n.e.), Rahmel (n.e.), Dahmke (1), Zarabec (3), Vujin (2), Bilyk (1), Nilsson (2), Santos (n.e.); Trainer: GislasonResults – Round 22: 19:00Fuchse Berlin24 – 20Leipzig 7.MT Melsungen211326576:53728 16.Stuttgart214116505:5899 19:00Hannover-Burgdorf28 – 27Kiel 19:00SC Magdeburg30 – 27Goppingen 10.Lemgo21849543:57920 4.Fuchse Berlin211623611:55434 11.Minden22679589:61719 ← Previous Story Germany against Serbia in April Next Story → Momir Ilic dismisses rumours about playing for Hungary PHOTO: TSV HANNOVER BURGDORF read more

Greeces growth undermined by lack of investment

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram All indicators agree: the Greek economy is on the way to recovery, yet all optimism coming from this return to growth is undermined by a basic element which is still missing: investment. With the country’s unemployment still perched at 21 per cent (despite having fallen from 24 per cent), the need for investments becomes more evident every passing day. According to a Bloomberg media analysis, investment is the only thing that would drive unemployment below 20 per cent and push down social costs.The report quotes economist Nicholas Magginas, a leading economist with the National Bank of Greece, who estimates that Greece will need investments to grow at an average rate of 8 per cent for the next few years: “You can’t have sustained growth without investment,” he says. “So far the employment pickup has been in labour-intensive, low-skilled sectors like tourism, which don’t improve productivity. But that was the easy part and now it needs to be more capital-intensive.”The Greek government has been trying to create confidence, advertising the country’s return to stability and hoping that this would lead to investment, but this has yet to happen – and the public debate on high-profile investment projects being stalled due to environmental or archaeological reasons, is not helpful. Despite signs of life becoming evident in almost all industries, from manufacturing, which hit a nine-year high last month to retail, which has seen sales growing while crisis-stricken consumers slowly return to spending, gross fixed capital formation was stagnant in 2016, and grew just 2.7 per cent in the first half of this year.last_img read more

Radiologie définition comment se passe un examen et y atil des risques

first_imgRadiologie : définition, comment se passe un examen, et y a-t-il des risques ?La radiologie est un terme générique qui regroupe en son sein les différentes techniques médicales dont le principe de fonctionnement est basé sur l’utilisation du rayonnement pour diagnostiquer ou traiter certaines pathologies.Qu’est-ce que la radiologie ?Spécialité appartenant aux sciences médicales, la radiologie désigne une technique d’imagerie médicale qui emploie soit des rayonnements ionisants, soit des rayons X pour obtenir des images de différentes structures anatomiques. Le recours à ce type d’applications médicales est principalement indiqué pour obtenir des clichés du squelette, des poumons, de la cavité abdominale ou encore des seins. La radiologie se fonde essentiellement sur les propriétés intrinsèques des rayonnements qui présentent la spécificité de traverser la matière vivante et d’impressionner les films radiologiques photosensibles. Les différentes nuances obtenues (du noir au blanc) vont dépendre de la densité des tissus traversés. La radiologie peut ainsi être utilisée à des fins dediagnostic, mais également dans un objectif curatif puisqu’elle permet de traiter certaines formes de cancers. On parlera alors de radiothérapie.Radiologie : comment se déroule l’examen ?L’examen de radiologie peut être pratiqué dans un cadre hospitalier ou dans un cabinet spécialisé “en ville”. Mais quelle que soit sa nature, il doit nécessairement faire l’objet d’une prescription médicale pour être pris en charge par l’Assurance maladie. Après son enregistrement administratif auprès du secrétariat, le patient est accompagné par un manipulateur en radiologie qui va lui indiquer les consignes à suivre. Selon l’examen, il est possible qu’une voie intraveineuse soit posée préalablement afin d’injecter un produit de contraste. À lire aussiUn nouvel appareil de radios médicales en 3DUne fois l’étape préparatoire achevée, le patient est conduit en salle d’examen où il va être positionné entre le tube qui émet les rayons X et la plaque photosensible sur laquelle les images seront impressionnées. Les clichés sont généralement pris lors d’un arrêt de respiration afin d’obtenir des résolutions de bonne qualité.Radiologie : quels sont les risques pour la santé ?Les examens de radiologie ne sont préconisés que lorsque le bénéfice de leur réalisation est supérieur aux risques encourus par l’émission des rayons X. En effet, les différentes radiographies employant des rayonnements ionisants sont considérées comme étant irradiantes. À ce titre, ils font l’objet de l’application du principe de précaution. Cela signifie que la prescription d’une radiographie doit être justifiée et que les doses de rayons reçues doivent être les plus faibles possible. Si la probabilité de développer un cancer face à des doses de rayonnement minimes est faible, celle-ci augmente lorsque les doses excèdent les 200 millisieverts. Il faut savoir qu’une tumeur secondaire à une irradiation peut survenir des années plus tard.Le 7 juillet 2017 à 13:16 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Petition Seeks to Sell Montana to Canada for 1 Trillion

first_imgStay on target An online petition seeking to sell the state of Montana to Canada for $1 trillion is going viral.Ian Hammond, who created the petition on, wants to sell The Treasure State to the Great White North for $1 trillion to help ease the U.S. national debt.“We have too much debt and Montana is useless,” says the petition. “Just tell them it has beavers or something.”More than 8,500 people have already signed the petition since its creation last week.The petition at (Photo Credit: Montanans actually support the idea of the state being sold to their neighbors to the north.“I’m Montanan and hoping to join Canada without the moving costs. Let’s do this. Please adopt us,” said one supporter.Some Montanans are already embracing Canadian culture. “Montana native thinks this is a great idea, eh!” said another supporter.And some Canadians are looking forward to the sudden population growth, too. “As a Canadian, I would love to have Montana and any other state you want to throw in. The more the merrier. Bring it on!” posted one petition supporter.Marvel fans even chimed in: “Thanos would want it this way,” said another petition signer.More on of Cute Seals Are Stranded in a Canadian TownWatch: Canadian Transforms Ice Rink Into Snowy ‘Mona Lisa’ MasterpieceEgg-Sized Diamond Is the Largest Ever Found in North America Dr Pepper Launches Petition to Become Texas’ Official Soft DrinkA Lot of Really Silly People Want Fortnite Banned last_img read more

Wash lawmakers near special session deadline

first_imgOLYMPIA (AP) — Lawmakers could work through the weekend as the end of an overtime special looms.Late Thursday night, the Democratic-controlled House passed a new budget proposal that dropped an extension of business taxes, and the House also voted to add more money to the state’s education system by closing a group of tax preferences, such as requiring nonresidents to apply for sales tax refunds instead of getting them automatically. Gov. Jay Inslee lauded the House budget in a written statement issued Friday, saying it “shows serious compromise, and meets the Senate more than half way.”The House and Senate have been locked in weeks of fruitless budget negotiations, with a Republican-dominated majority in the Senate opposing any tax changes. Senators have expressed concern about the House plan but also say the two sides are making progress toward a final solution.The special session ends Tuesday. Inslee has said another special session would start Wednesday if needed.last_img read more

Former Vancouver man gets 11 years for bilking elderly

first_imgA former Vancouver resident was recently sentenced in San Diego to serve 11 years in a California state prison and pay $3 million in restitution for operating a phony insurance company and bilking elderly clients.Michael B. Woodward, 50, pleaded guilty to residential burglary, theft from an elder, theft greater than $500,000, transacting insurance without authorization and failure to file a state tax return.His wife, Melissa J. Woodward, 48, pleaded guilty to failing to file a tax return and was sentenced to probation.When Woodward lived in Vancouver and was selling plans to senior citizens, he was investigated — nearly two dozen times by one agency alone — but never charged with a crime.The prosecution of Woodward, who had his license to sell insurance revoked in Washington and Oregon, was the result of an investigation by the California Department of Insurance and the San Diego County District Attorney’s Insurance Fraud Unit.The Woodwards were arrested April 10 at their home in Las Vegas and extradited to San Diego, according to a news release from the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. They entered their guilty pleas in June and were sentenced on Aug. 8 in San Diego County Superior Court.last_img read more

This black hole spits out jet beams like a weird spinning top

first_img Tags “This is one of the most extraordinary black hole systems I’ve ever come across,” explained Associate Professor James Miller-Jones, lead author of a study recently published in Nature.”Like many black holes, it’s feeding on a nearby star, pulling gas away from the star and forming a disk of material that encircles the black hole and spirals towards it under gravity.”What’s different in V404 Cygni is that we think the disk of material and the black hole are misaligned.”This appears to be causing the inner part of the disk to wobble like a spinning top and fire jets out in different directions as it changes orientation.” Think of the black hole in V404 Cygni as a gigantic, light consuming Beyblade that’s starting to run out of juice. It’s no longer spinning straight, it’s wobbling all over the place.You can read more about the ground breaking discovery here, at ICRAR’s official website. Post a comment 14 genius Stephen Hawking quotes that will make you question your place in the universe (pictures) Trippy. ICRAR The year 2019 has been a big one for black holes. To begin with, we saw one for the first time. We also discovered 83 of them at the edge of our universe. No big deal.Now recent research is uncovering more about the insanely dense, spacetime bending bad boys of the universe. Get this: while most black holes are thought to “spin” (thanks to the space dust and gas in orbital motion around the black hole) scientists have discovered a black hole that does things a little differently.V404 Cygni is a binary system in the constellation of Cygnus. At its center is a black hole that is currently in the process of absorbing a low mass nearby star. Astronomers from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Perth, Western Australia noticed that the black hole in V404 Cygni was spitting out bright jet beams of matter into space. That’s relatively normal, what wasn’t normal was the direction the matter was being sprayed. As a result of the way black holes normally spin, the matter tends to spray out in the same direction. This time it was being sprayed out at different angles. The jets appear to be rapidly rotating.You can see this visualized in the below animation. The conclusion: this black hole is spinning a little differently than the rest. 0 Share your voice 14 Photos Sci-Techlast_img read more

Protection of environment is everyones responsibility in

first_imgRajanna Siricilla: It is the everyone’s responsibility to protect the environment for that the people of all sections must participate in the prestigious programme, Haritha Haram introduced by the State government, said Rural Development Officer T Srinivas Rao on Wednesday. The RDO along with the volunteers of NSS of government Degree College, Agraharam of Siricilla town participated in the Haritha Haram programme organised by the college here in Rajanna Siricilla district. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us The sustenance of mankind is becoming problematic due to increasing of pollution and depleting of ground water levels. To overcome such problems everyone must plant saplings by participating in the Haritha Haram programme. With increasing of green cover, people will get fresh air and oxygen worth of crores of rupees. Along with people, animals also will lead a health life with increase of green cover, he observed. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us College principal, Dr T Srinivas said that entire college will be turned into green with planting of various kinds of saplings. The students can focus on studies in a pleasant and peaceful atmosphere under the trees. NSS programme officer Dr V Srinivas said that as many as 60 members of volunteers participated in the Haritha Haram actively. Vemulawada Tahsildar Srinivas, college vice-principal Madhu Rajesh, Dr N Srinivasulu, Dr Afsar Hussain, Dr Malla Reddy, Dr Rama Devi, Dr E Bhadraiah, Dr M Prabhakar, Dr Upendar, P Swarupa, K Rajesh, VVenkateshwarlu, Y Narayana, Y.Narasaiah, K.Madhu Babu, R.Narendar and R.Sneha were present on the occasion.last_img read more

India set to Become Worlds Top Gold Consumer in 2015 China to

first_imgIndia is poised to pip China as the world’s top consumer of gold in 2015 due to reduced demand for gold in the country due to a rally in stocks and India’s projected high economic growth.”We expect both India and China’s gold demand to be in the range of 900-1,000 tonne (in 2015), with India slightly higher than China. This is mainly due to the higher economic growth momentum projected in India and China’s lack of momentum,” said Somasundaram PR, World Gold Council (WGC) Managing Director, India, according to Bloomberg TV.Gold consumption in India is expected to increase by 23 percent to 1,000 tonne this year if the country registers a gross domestic product (GDP growth) of 7.5-8 percent, according to a report by the World Gold Council.Demand for gold in China fell by 10 percent in the first quarter this year, as stocks made gold investments less appealing.Despite a sharp decline in recent sessions, the Chinese stocks still trade at multi-year highs, with a gain of nearly 34% so far this year. The benchmark Shanghai Composite index has increased by around 120 percent over the past one year.Chinese jewellery buying is currently weighed down by investors’ rush to bullish stock markets. Even potential buyers of gold in China are eyeing stock markets and opening stock accounts.”There’s so much money in market now and nowhere to flow to but stocks,” Chester Liaw, economist at Forecast Pte in Singapore, told TheStreet.The Chinese markets are expected to go up further as expectations rise over additional easing measures by the authorities to boost the sluggish economy, which could further reduce demand for gold in the country.”Investors’ core motivations haven’t changed. We hope markets go up steadily, not with sharp fluctuations,” said Zhao Xijun, deputy finance school dean at Renmin University in Beijing.Besides, impressive post-listing performance of Chinese initial public offerings (IPOs) has also created frenzy among investors. In the past one year, all the IPOs have generated more than 40% returns on listing.last_img read more

Washing up Vijay Mallya laundered Rs 130167 crore says Enforcement Directorate

first_img Are bad times awaiting the “King of good times”? Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya laundered Rs 1,301.67 crore though various shell companies in India and abroad, according to a complaint by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) before the special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), a report in the Hindustan Times (HT) on Thursday said.The agency suspects that Mallya has around 13 such shell companies in the United States, Ireland, Mauritius and France. In its complaint, ED said that the only purpose of these companies under Mallya’s control was to either obtain loans or launder money, the report said, quoting the ED complaint.The central agency had last month filed a chargesheet against Mallya and nine others, including top officials of IDBI bank, from where Mallya had obtained a loan of Rs 950 crore. Taking cognisance of the complaint of the central agency, the PMLA court issued arrest warrants against all the accused, the report said.In its complaint, the ED listed various shell companies including M/s PE Data Centre Resources Private Limited, M/s Pharma Trading Limited, M/s Kingfisher Finvest Limited, Devi Investment Private Limited, M/s Mallya Investment Private Limited, and M/s Gem Investment.The agency claimed these shell companies had no actual activities and their directors were ex-employees of Mallya’s United Breweries group, the HT report said. The agency further claimed that some of the companies had not even hired employees and only these directors were on the payroll. The agency alleged that these companies were directly under Mallya’s control.The agency alleged that one of the shell companies – PE data Centre Resources Private Limited — had obtained a loan of Rs 100 crore and funds were transferred to the account of Kingfisher Airlines. COMING UP FOR AIR: Vijay Mallya, who is hiding out in a London mansion away from the clutches of the law, took time to resurface at cricketer Virat Kohli’s recent charity event.YouTube/ScreenshotThe agency claimed that Mallya had parked around half of the loan amount obtained from IDBI bank outside India in shell companies he had set up. “Out of Rs 900 crore, Rs 417.29 crore has been remitted out of India for payments shown to be made towards aircraft rental lease, maintenance, services and several such purposes. However, no documents were submitted to support such transaction. Thus, it appears to be laundering,” the HT report quoted the complaint as saying.The report said that the ED examined the lease rates and amount paid towards maintenance and other services by other airlines and by Kingfisher and found discrepancies in what Mallya’s firm had done. In this context, the HT report said that the agency cited payments made to two Mauritius-based firms, Veling Narain Ltd and Veling Sacheedanand Ltd, towards lease and maintenance of aircraft and pointed out that these were nothing but shell companies with former UB group employees as directors.The agency said it had so far managed to attach immovable property worth Rs 807.82 crore owned by Mallya. The agency claimed that Mallya has huge amounts of property in the US in the name of his daughters Leana and Tanya, HT said.The agency further alleged in its complaint that Mallya had a total of 291.31 acres in several villages in Karnataka, including Bilgeri, Coorg, Madekeri, and Kumboor. However, when the situation started getting worse, the agency claimed that Mallya managed to dispose of 264.80 acres in January 2016. The agency claimed that the transactions were done in a rush.The HT report added that the central agency is continuing its probe into the property and accounts held by Mallya outside India. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more

It is just starting of digital marketing in India Manish Singh

first_imgManish SinghPR HandoutEntrepreneur Manish Singh says that is just the beginning of digital marketing in India. In the coming days, it would grow to such an extent where government will consider introducing a courseManish Singh is currently pursuing his college studies at the Delhi Technical Campus – IP University. But it is unbelievable that the 20-year-old student is earning in eight-figures. He was inspired by Neil Patel and Garyvee who are the prominent names in digital marketing and counted as legends of this field.Learning from their footsteps, Manish Singh has come a long way in three years and he has mastered himself in digital marketing. He has emerged as a youngest digital marketing entrepreneur of the world.Manish Singh started as a freelancer and then slowly he began to get useful clients, so, he didn’t waste time and create his own company called ZZED Media. Right now, ZZED Media has become the first choice in Digital Marketing. Manish Singh has worked to achieve this tag of Youngest Digital Marketing Entrepreneur, and it is not simple to accomplish.Manish Singh is completing his studies in B Tech from Electronics and Communication. He understands the importance of studies. So he has not left his studies even after achieving success in his business. He also gives his expert advice. His consulting work has helped many people in recent times. His company ZZED Media also provides an essential course for digital marketing.Manish Singh says, it is just starting of digital marketing in India. We will see lot more new things with the growth of the Internet in India. More companies will try digital marketing to survive in this competitive world. There will be no space for the business people who don’t attempt digital marketing in the coming years. It will be part of the business routine process.Manish Singh even feels you will see government will start digital marketing courses or include in studies in coming years.last_img read more

Trump targeting redstate Democrats ahead of midterm polls

first_imgDonald Trump. File photoUS president Donald Trump is in full campaign mode five months before pivotal mid-term elections, employing a mix of anti-immigration rhetoric, Democrat-bashing and off-script improvisation in a bid to help Republicans hold their congressional majority.Democrats, riding a swell of grass-roots activism and buoyed by Trump’s poor approval numbers and an ongoing investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Trump’s campaign, are seeking to flip the US House and Senate.Trump is pushing back, hitting the road-including at a fiery Tuesday night rally in Tennessee-as he seeks to energize his base to come out and vote in November for Republican Senate candidates in states where he can have a major impact.But the strategy apparently seeks to minimize his exposure in states where Republicans in close House races might feel the divisive president’s presence would be more of a hindrance, motivating Democrats and independents instead of helping moderate GOP candidates.Despite the risks of an unrestrained Trump addressing large crowds at campaign-style events, it is a strategy aimed at firing up his loyal supporters in red states where vulnerable Senate Democrats are running for re-election, or challenging for open seats.Such was the case Tuesday when Trump rallied in Nashville in support of congresswoman Marsha Blackburn’s bid to succeed retiring Senator Bob Corker.“We need more Republicans,” Trump boomed.“If you want your country to be safe, then you must go out and get the Democrats the hell out of office.”A sitting president’s party often loses seats during mid-term elections.While analysts say Democrats have a decent shot at flipping the 24 seats needed to reclaim the House, the opposition party is up against an extraordinarily tough Senate election map.Of the 35 Senate races, Democrats are defending a whopping 26 seats — 10 of them in states that Trump won in 2016.And Democrats are seeing their overall mid-term advantage shrink.In December, according to a RealClearPolitics polling average, Democrats enjoyed a 13-point advantage among voters who were asked which party they would support in the 2018 congressional election.That figure this week stood at just four points.Trump ‘coming after’ vulnerable DemocratsThe president has grown increasingly annoyed at his party’s 51-49 Senate majority as he seeks to push through his policy agenda, including a dramatic curtailing of illegal and legal immigration.Highlighting his rigid stance during his Nashville rally, he recalled the term he used recently to describe undocumented immigrants, including members of transnational gang MS-13, targeted for deportation.“What was the name?” Trump goaded the crowd. “Animals!” they shouted.Trump also savaged the Democratic candidate, former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen, insisting he would be in the pocket of the Senate and House Democratic leaders.“He’s an absolute total tool of Chuck Schumer and of course the MS-13 lover, Nancy Pelosi,” Trump said.Over the past month Trump has held campaign-style rallies or speeches in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee-all states he carried in 2016, and where Republicans are facing tough Senate races. On Thursday he heads to Texas.Trump is also expected to travel in the coming weeks to North Dakota, Montana, Missouri, and West Virginia, the New York Times reported, citing White House officials familiar with the president’s summer strategy.They are states that Trump won easily, and where Senate Democrats face tough re-elections.Several other states may be added to the itinerary later, including Florida, where outgoing Governor Rick Scott is spending millions of dollars of his own personal fortune in a bid to oust a Senate Democratic incumbent.Trump on Tuesday night “had a message for 2018 red state Dems – he’s coming after them too,” said Katie Martin, communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the party’s Senate campaign arm.He relished his opportunity before the cheering crowd to tout his economic successes including major tax cuts that he signed into law.But Trump also eagerly returned to one of the tropes of his 2016 campaign, by declaring that Mexico would pay for a wall that he intends to build on the southern US border.“They’re going to pay for the wall and they’re going to enjoy it,” Trump said.last_img read more