India Continue to Hold Top Spot For Dubai Tourism in H1

first_imgIndia continued to be the top source market for tourism in Dubai, with over one million travellers visiting the megapolis during the first half of 2018, a three per cent rise over the same period last year.Saudi Arabia and the UK also retained the second and the third spots, respectively, while China ended the first half of 2018 in the fourth place, according to Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).Read it at Financial Express Related Itemslast_img

PM ready to come under Lokpal purview: Sources

first_imgPrime Minister Manmohan Singh is learnt to have expressed readiness in coming under the purview of the proposed Lokpal bill.Sources told Headlines Today that Singh has conveyed to senior ministers in his government that he has nothing to hide and is willing to come under the Lokpal’s purview.While the prime minister has shown readiness, senior functionaries in the government are not too comfortable with the idea. They feel this would set a wrong precedent and leave the prime minister vulnerable to frivolous complaints.Civil society representatives have been pushing for bringing the prime minister, chief justice and other judges under the Lokpal, but the government isn’t keen on it.The issue has become a major sticking point between the government and civil society members of the Lokpal Bill drafting committee.Anti-corruption activist and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi had said the offices of the prime minister and higher judiciary should be brought under ambit of the Lokpal Bill.But Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, according to agencies, felt it was desirable to exclude the prime minister as he was the “keystone of parliamentary structure of the nation” and any complaint against him would render the incumbent “dysfunctional” as it would lead to an “institutional instability”.Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh was reported to have favoured the inclusion of the prime minister under Lokpal but later said he would only go with the decision of the Congress.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisementlast_img read more

Wilshere: I’m fitter than ever before

first_imgJack Wilshere ‘Fitter than ever’ Wilshere ready to play big role for Arsenal Goal Last updated 2 years ago 20:49 10/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Jack Wilshere Arsenal Arsenal Premier League The 25-year-old is delighted with the improvements he has shown in training with the Gunners and is ready to get back into the starting XI Jack Wilshere says he is ready for regular playing time at Arsenal as his fitness levels are “the best they’ve ever been”.The England international has suffered persistent iniuries in his career and recently recovered from a calf problem he picked up on loan at Bournemouth in April.Wilshere has featured three times for Arsenal’s first-team this season – starting and finishing against Doncaster Rovers in the EFL Cup and BATE Borisov in the Europa League – but he is yet to make an appearance in the Premier League since his return from the Cherries. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Arsenal -1 11/8 v WatfordThe 25-year-old says he is fitter than ever and proving to Arsene Wenger in training that he is back at the same level as his team-mates.“I always hear the boss say it’s my first five-metre burst, when I receive the ball and get away from defenders, and I feel that’s getting better and better each day,” he told Arsenal’s website.“I feel like the way to improve that is in games when you’re playing against opposition that want to win and want to win the ball back and you have to be able to keep the ball.“That’s coming back and my fitness levels, if I’m honest, are probably the best they’ve ever been. I look at my numbers after the game and I’ve been out for four months and I’m not the one who hasn’t run the most.”Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t run the most, we’ve got a lot of players that do that, but my numbers are good so I’m happy.”Jack Wilshere ArsenalWilshere admits he has had to adapt his training routine due to the injuries he has struggled with over the years, but says he is more determined to return to regular playing time.“When I first broke into the first team, even looking back when I was 16, you take things for granted. I was training every day and when you’re a 16-year-old, you can do that,” he said.“As you get older your body changes, you pick up injuries, you have to be more careful with certain situations and it makes you stronger as well.  I’ve always loved playing football and that’s what I wanted to do.“Of course there’s been times when it’s been tough, when you’re injured and you wake up in the morning, you think ‘Oh I’ve got to go to training, all the other lads are training, you’ve got to go to the gym’. That makes you stronger and it makes you appreciate it more and try and do everything you can to keep fit and keep on the pitch.”last_img read more

21 days agoLiverpool striker Mane: We must keep Vardy quiet

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Mane: We must keep Vardy quietby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Sadio Mane says they must keep a close check on Leicester star Jamie Vardy – or he will take full advantage.The Reds were uncharacteristically lax in allowing a three-goal lead slip against Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League before eventually prevailing 4-3 on Wednesday.”I think if we want to win we have to play better because we know Leicester, especially this season they are very strong and a very good team,” Mane said.”For sure we are going to learn from it (the Salzburg game) and be ready for Saturday, which will be a massive game for us. It is a lesson for us to be on our toes in the next game.”I think they started the season very well and are a very good team and if we want to beat them we have to be 100 per cent ready.”Vardy always scores so we have to make sure this game he will not score and we try to take all our chances – that will be the key.” last_img read more

Feel Good Friday – SuperFeet

first_img Editors’ Recommendations How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter How to (Almost) Painlessly Improve Your Running When your feet hurt, your whole body hurts. Ever wonder why it feels so good to be barefoot on the beach? Because the human foot was designed to adapt to uneven surfaces. Today we are predominantly walking on concrete, tile, pavement, surfaces our feet don’t adapt to and it is exhausting. That is where the beauty of Superfeet comes into play with it’s three-dimensional insole in your two dimensional shoe.Superfeet walked onto the scene in 1977 and to get the word out they reached out to skiers but they were reluctant. So they went to Nordica, a ski boot company which began using Superfeet in their boots and it was a great success. Next they contacted the hockey industry big boys, Bauer Skates, and again, success. But how to reach the masses? They developed a ‘trim to fit’ line and boom.We know you are probably used to the old Dr. Scholl’s insert, but after one week those are about as supportive as tissue paper. Superfeet are based on principles of podiatric medicine. That means they really work. On a personal note, I have a friend who has had foot problems for over a year. The doctor gave him a boot to wear for six months and it still hurt. He finally tried Superfeet and the pain was gone. Testimonial!The difference is:A structured heel cupRearfoot supportFirm stabilizationWhile we are all fans of shopping online, we found it best to go to a store that carries Superfeet to get expert advice and try them on before purchasing.And for the Feel Good aspect, Superfeet has had a giving program for some time. They give 1% back of annual sales to help those in need in their community in Washington but are starting to grow their donation area. There are a lot of people in the outdoor community who work with the non profit, 1% for The Planet, and theirs is similar but Superfeet actually has a donation committee in-house to see where the donations are needed most locally. It’s always important to remember, those in need can be only steps away! The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain World-Class Runner Caryn Lubetsky Didn’t Run Her First Marathon Until She Was 40 The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Deliciouslast_img read more

Goldenport Sells ‘MSC Socotra’

first_imgzoom Goldenport Holdings Inc. has agreed the sale of the 1995 built container vessel ‘MSC Socotra’ to NKD Maritime Limited of Essex, United Kingdom, for a cash consideration of USD 11.3 million.The vessel delivery to the new owners has been scheduled to take place by the end of April 2014.Goldenport expects to realize a book profit of USD 3 million on the sale, after accounting for brokerage commission and book value.In line with its strategy to phase out its containership fleet over time, Goldenport has taken advantage of the current strong scrap prices and has sold one of its older vessels, thereby further reducing the average age of its fleet and enhancing operating and cash flow generating efficiency.The net sale proceeds will be applied towards the repayment of debt secured against the vessel and increasing the level of corporate liquidity. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location goldenport, April 3, 2014 Print  Closelast_img read more

Readers Picks of the Week

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datetime=”2017-01-29″>January 29, 2017</time><a href=”https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/211493/readers-picks-of-the-week-january-23-27-2017/” class=”readmore”>read more &rarr;</a></div></div><!–end block-row–><div class=”block-row”> <h3 class=”smaller”>Events<span>&gt;</span></h3> <div class=”block block-calendar”> <div id=”em-calendar-115″ class=”em-calendar-wrapper”><table class=”em-calendar”> <thead> <tr> <td><a class=”em-calnav em-calnav-prev” href=”/archives/231814/readers-picks-of-the-week-october-2-6-2017/?ajaxCalendar=1&#038;mo=9&#038;yr=2019″ rel=”nofollow”>&lt;&lt;</a></td> <td class=”month_name” colspan=”5″>Oct 2019</td> <td><a class=”em-calnav em-calnav-next” href=”/archives/231814/readers-picks-of-the-week-october-2-6-2017/?ajaxCalendar=1&#038;mo=11&#038;yr=2019″ rel=”nofollow”>&gt;&gt;</a></td> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class=”days-names”> <td>M</td><td>T</td><td>W</td><td>T</td><td>F</td><td>S</td><td>S</td> </tr> <tr> <td class=”eventful-pre”> <a 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Dubai imposes dirham 500 fine on residents for leaving dirty cars

first_imgDubai: Owners who leave unkempt vehicles in public parking places in Dubai will have to shell out dirham 500 as fine if caught by the city’s image-conscious authorities, according to a media report. Dubai Municipality explained that leaving their vehicle parked on public parking spaces can “tarnish the aesthetic appearance of the city,” and issued the reminder to residents who might be planning a long trip abroad during their summer holiday, The Gulf News reported. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping According to a rule issued by the municipality, residents will be issued with a dirham 500 (approx Rs 10,000) fine if they leave their vehicle parked on public parking spaces, and leave it unwashed for a long period of time, the report said. The municipal inspectors will target such vehicles that may look damaged, vandalised or have been stationary for a long time, and then a violation notice will be issued by putting a warning sticker on the car. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang Once the unkempt car has been identified, inspectors will stick a notice on the vehicle’s windshield. Drivers will then have 15 days to clean the vehicle; otherwise, the car will be impounded by authorities. “If motorists fail to respond within this period, the vehicle will be confiscated and shifted to the scrap yard. And if the owner of the vehicle owner still refuses to pay the fine, the vehicle will be sold at auction,” said Al Saifaie, director of Dubai Municipality’s waste management department.last_img read more

Sidewalk Labs unveils draft data and privacy plans for hightech Toronto project

first_imgTORONTO – Sidewalks Labs has submitted a draft proposal detailing how it will handle data and privacy issues stemming from a high-tech community it hopes to build in Toronto.The Alphabet Inc.-backed organization said in the proposal released Monday that Sidewalk Labs does not plan on owning data the company gathers in public places.Instead, it’s proposing that an independent organization called the Civic Data Trust will control the data, set the rules around its use and make it open and accessible to people while offering privacy protection.“The Civic Data Trust would be guided by a charter ensuring that urban data is collected and used in a way that is beneficial to the community, protects privacy, and spurs innovation and investment,” said Alyssa Harvey Dawson, head of data governance at Sidewalk Labs in a blog post.Anyone wanting to collect and access the data will have to seek approval from the Trust, and Sidewalk Labs will not receive any special status or rights, she said.The goal is to allow the publicly gathered data to eventually be available for free to help with future urban designs and improvements.“We believe that, as a default matter, de-identified urban data should be made freely and publicly available,” said Dawson.The Trust would govern data collected without consent, such as pedestrian counters and street-facing cameras, though it would be wiped of personal information. Data collected with consent, however, such as through websites and mobile apps, wouldn’t be subject to control of the Trust.Some critics of the data collection have raised concerns about it being stored in other countries, but Sidewalk Labs has rejected calls to keep storage local.“Data localization presents a number of challenges, including that it runs counter to the way information travels across the internet and creates higher barriers to entry for startups,” said Dawson.Instead, legal protection can be best achieved through contractual requirements and technical mechanisms, she said.Sidewalk Labs’ proposal will next head to Waterfront Toronto and the public to review and incorporate into the draft master plan for that project that they are due to release next year.Since the project was announced, it has been marred with concerns around privacy and how data will be collected, kept, accessed and protected.last_img read more

Microsoft unveils new Xbox all-digital edition

first_imgSan Francisco: Microsoft has unveiled its Xbox One S All-Digital Edition for $249 which would be available starting May 7. This is a new model that will be sold alongside the original Xbox One S and the more powerful Xbox One X. “A disc-free, completely digital Xbox One is no longer just a rumoured pipe dream for cord cutters and the current generation of Fortnite fanatics who’ve never had to set foot inside of a GameStop. “The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition will hit retailers on May 7 for $250 (that’s $50 less than the Xbox One S) and it’s available for pre-order today,” Engadget reported on Tuesday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The new console comes with three popular Microsoft-owned titles, namely Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 3 and Minecraft. “The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is $50 less than Xbox One S and we expect to maintain at least this price difference between the two consoles,” Jeff Gattis, General Manager of Platform and Devices Marketing at Microsoft was quoted as saying by The Verge. There’s also a special offer on Xbox Game Pass, the monthly subscription service that includes access to more than 100 games.last_img read more

UN urges Group of 77 nations to champion development agenda

11 January 2012Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the General Assembly Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser today urged the bloc of developing countries known as the Group of 77 and China to ensure that concrete and actionable measures are adopted at the forthcoming United Nations conference on sustainable development in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. “Safeguarding the environment is a fundamental priority of the Rio process,” Mr. Ban said at a ceremony at UN Headquarters where Argentina handed over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 to Algeria. Ambassador Jorge Argüello of Argentina handed over the G-77 chairmanship to Ambassador Mourad Benmehidi of Algeria.The international community will gather at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro in June to chart a course towards a more sustainable and equitable world. The Conference will focus on two themes – a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and an institutional framework for sustainable development.“Promoting balanced and stable economic growth and ensuring social equity are essential,” said Mr. Ban. “Yet the challenges loom large. The debt crisis continues in Europe and elsewhere. Markets are volatile. Budgets are getting squeezed. Unemployment is unacceptably high.“The United Nations, with the full commitment of its membership, must act resolutely and decisively. Once again, the role of the G-77 is an important part of the global effort to mobilize political will to achieve sustainable development,” he added.The Group, established in 1964 by 77 States, now includes more than 130 countries, some two thirds of the UN membership, and over 60 per cent of the world’s population.Mr. Al-Nasser stressed the need for coordinated action by G-77 and China to ensure successful outcome of Rio+20.“I am convinced that under the strong leadership of Algeria Rio+20 negotiations will lead to a successful outcome and will be an opportunity to give effect to a new vision,” Mr. Al-Nasser said in a speech delivered on his behalf by his chef de cabinet, Mutlaq al Qahtani.“This is a vision based on a concrete programme of action for addressing gaps in means of implementation in the sustainable development agenda, as well as on efforts to address new and emerging challenges.”On the achievement of the global poverty reduction blueprint known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Secretary-General also urged the Group of 77 and China to strive to ensure that the targets are attained by the 2015 deadline.“We must also begin thinking about the next steps beyond 2015. I invite the G-77 and China to be active in the dialogue regarding the post-2015 international development agenda. In the coming year and beyond, we have a historic opportunity to reshape the way we think about development,” said Mr. Ban.Mr. Al-Nasser also pledged full support got Group of 77’s joint efforts to surmount the challenges and obstacles in the advancement of the UN development agenda.“Together, we must ensure that programmes and activities established to address the needs of the developing countries are accorded the appropriate resources.“As the date set for the achievement of the MDGs rapidly approaches, we must work together to secure the progress achieved so far and build upon hard-won economic and development gains,” he said. read more

Stocks pull back bringing the Dow Jones industrial average back near 17000

Stocks pull back, bringing the Dow Jones industrial average back near 17,000; Airlines fall NEW YORK, N.Y. – After pushing stocks to records last week, investors turned cautious on Monday ahead of a batch of corporate earnings reports.The Dow Jones industrial average ended almost 50 points lower after closing above 17,000 for the first time last week. Investors moved money into stocks traditionally thought of as safer than broader market: utilities, telecommunication companies and consumer staples.Stocks that depend the most on a growing economy were among the biggest decliners, including small companies, consumer discretionary names, materials and industrial stocks.“All eyes have turned to earnings,” said Joe Tanious, global market strategist with J.P. Morgan Funds.There’s a lot riding on this quarter’s earnings season. Investors largely believe the weather had an unusually large impact on the U.S. economy in the first three months of year, and that economic activity rebounded in the second three months of this year. Many companies blamed the weather for their disappointing first quarter results.Secondly, stocks are trading at all-time highs and investors will need Corporate America to deliver on profits in order to justify these record-high prices.“As we’ve emphasized in recent weeks, stocks are not cheap, but we believe they can climb modestly higher in the second half (of the year) amid continued economic improvement,” said Russ Koesterich, global chief investment strategist at BlackRock, in a note to investors.The Dow Jones industrial average lost 44.05 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 17,024.21. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 7.79 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 1,977.65 and the Nasdaq composite fell 34.40 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 4,451.53.The Dow reached a record and a new 1,000-point milestone last Thursday by closing above 17,000 for the first time. That followed a strong U.S. jobs report. U.S. markets were closed Friday for the Independence Day holiday.The Russell 2000 index, which is made up primarily of small-company stocks, fell more than the rest of the market. The index lost 1.7 per cent, versus the 0.4 per cent decline in the S&P 500, which is made up of large companies.Another sign that investors were hesitant to place big bets ahead of corporate earnings reports could be seen in Monday’s low trading volume. Roughly 2.6 billion shares traded hands on the New York Stock Exchange, well below the 3.2 billion shares that moves on an average trading day.Aluminum mining giant Alcoa reports its latest results on Tuesday and Wells Fargo, the No. 1 U.S. mortgage lender, reports on Friday. Investors are expecting second quarter profits to be up 4.9 per cent from a year ago, according to FactSet.“I think we’re going to exceed expectations,” Tanious said. “Companies were able to post 6 per cent earnings growth in the first quarter, even with the U.S. economy contracting. Now that we’ve seen a rebound in economic activity, I think we’re looking at a pretty good earnings season.”Major airlines stocks fell after the Transportation Security Administration announced new security measures that would impact international flights into the United States. The TSA said that all electronic devices would need to have power in order to travel, including tablet computers and cellphones, which could impact the number of passengers able to travel.United Continental fell $1.26, or 3 per cent, to $38.62, Delta fell $1.70, or 4.5 per cent, to $36.90 and American Airlines fell $1.52, or 4 per cent, to $40.10. Domestic U.S. airlines fell as well, but the declines were tamer. JetBlue fell 27 cents, or 2.5 per cent, to $10.62 and Southwest fell 54 cents, or 2 per cent, to $27.17.Investors also tried to reduce their exposure to risk by buying U.S. government bonds. The yield on the U.S. 10-year note fell to 2.62 per cent from 2.64 per cent late Thursday.In other company news:— Archer Daniels Midland rose 73 cents, or 2 per cent, to $46.50 after the company announced it was buying Swiss food flavourings company Wild Flavours for $3 billion in cash. Wild Flavors makes flavours and oils that are used in processed foods.— BioDelivery Sciences International was up 9 per cent after the drug developer said its treatment for severe pain fared better than a placebo in another late-stage study. The company said the trial triggered another $10 million payment from Endo International Plc, which has a licensing agreement with BioDelivery. BioDelivery’s stock rose $1.07 to $13.06. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ken Sweet, The Associated Press Posted Jul 7, 2014 2:28 pm MDT read more

Canadas unemployment rate falls to 7 in July

Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 7.0 per cent in July, from 7.1 per cent the previous month, Statistics Canada said on Friday.However, the agency said a mere 200 jobs were created during the month.Employment increased in Newfoundland and Labrador and Manitoba, while it fell in New Brunswick.Statistics Canada said employment in educational services and in information, culture and recreation rose in July.The agency also said there were fewer people working in construction, health care and social assistance.Most of the employment gains were concentrated among people between the ages of 15 and 24, Statistics Canada said, while there were losses among people aged 55 and older.(The Canadian Press) by News Staff Posted Aug 8, 2014 6:56 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canada’s unemployment rate falls to 7% in July read more

GALLERY Tours showcase Brocks science stores and shops

Members of Brock’s Senior Administrative Council (SAC) got a peek behind the scenes of the University’s technical shops and science stores Tuesday, taking tours that may soon be available to the wider Brock community.Organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Science, the Oct. 16 tours showcased the often-unseen services of Brock’s science stores, and electronics, machine and glassblowing shops.The shops have been a part of the Faculty since 1966 and were originally created to service existing scientific equipment, develop new and innovative equipment for both teaching and research labs, and to provide technical expertise, scientific supplies and materials for Math and Science.As the University has grown, the services have expanded to include the Faculties of Social Sciences and Applied Health Sciences while also providing support to non-academic offices and local outreach programs.For Mathematics and Science Dean Ejaz Ahmed, the tours offer a chance for participants to take in the array of services first-hand, while also hearing from the professionals who staff the shops and stores each day.“I would like people to learn more about our Faculty and the services we provide,” he said. “Each shop has its own expertise in its specialized area; however, they often combine their resources and skills to provide technical support for experiential learning, teaching, transformative and cutting-edge research as well as external venture initiatives.”Though the initial morning tours were for a limited audience, Ahmed hopes they will be soon be expanded to include others.“We felt the best way to advertise to the SAC group was to provide guided tours and we have plans to offer these tours to other members of the Brock community as well,” he said.  “This is hopefully the first of many.” read more

Conditions in British prisons worst in a generation

first_imgWriting in the Observer, prisons minister Rory Stewart said prison “remains a deeply disturbing place”, citing the prevalence of sophisticated criminal gangs behind bars, drug use and “horrifying rates of self-harm”.He added: “But my instinct is that with focus and pragmatism, we can begin to make a real difference to the lives of those inside, and ultimately to protecting the public outside the prison walls.” “There has been a complete breakdown in recognising the fact that serious action is needed, and recognising that the only way to do it is to have a long-term plan, with somebody in charge of it throughout the term.” A former lord chief justice of England and Wales said he feared conditions in British prisons were among the worst in a generation – and compared it to the state of jails before the notorious Manchester Strangeways riot of 1990.Lord Woolf, speaking to the Observer, referenced the longest prison riot in British history, which began on April 1 and lasted until April 25, resulting in deaths of two people and scores were injured.Lord Woolf, who led the inquiry into the riot, was speaking after a scathing report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons found drugs were readily available, communal areas were in a “decrepit” state and there was a significant problem with cockroaches and rats at Liverpool jail.He told the newspaper: “[If] you ask me whether we have gone back to where we were pre-Strangeways, I think we are there in that sort of territory.”It is not confined to one of our prison establishments. It is across the board. The Observer said analysis of 118 prisons inspection reports found more than two-thirds (68%) provided unsatisfactory standards in at least one respect, with two in five jails deemed to be unacceptably unsafe, according to the newspaper.center_img Show more 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.last_img read more

Kerry Group to create 800 jobs over next three years

first_imgKERRY GROUP HAS announced that it is to create 800 new jobs over the next three years as well as 400 jobs in the construction industry next year as it builds a new campus in Kildare.Speaking at this mornings announcement – which had seen Enterprise Ireland competing with both London and Amsterdam – An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that government was ‘most encouraged and delighted by the jobs announcement’. While we were making those mistakes Kerry was continuing to consolidate its progress. We now have to follow that journey.- with reporting from Paul Hyland By 2016 we can realise and demonstrate that we are the best small country in the world in which to do business.The food company, which supplies consumer foods, food ingredients and flavours internationally, said in a joint announcement with the Department of Jobs today that a global technology and innovation centre is to be set up in Naas, Co Kildare.The CEO of the Kerry Group, Stan McCarthy, said that the centre would also accommodate business services and support functions, believing that it would be a differentiator in the market.The centre will be a “key focal point” for the company’s customer engagement activities, catering to Europe, Africa, the Middle-East and beyond.Welcoming the announcement was Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food Simon Coveney, who said that ‘there’s never been a Cork man that loves Kerry as much as I do this morning.’This is a phenomenal announcement for Ireland. This is a once in a decade announcement for an economy, but it is probably the most significant announcement ever for the Irish agri-food industry, and that is not an exaggeration.Kerry Group will invest €100 million in the construction of the centre on a 28-acre site in the Millennium Business Park with the new campus accommodating 800 people in 2015 and rising to 900 in 2016.It is believed that between 100-150 of these jobs will be graduate positions, with Minister Coveney saying that the last three years had seen a 100 per cent increase in the uptake of food science and related courses.Around 400 construction jobs will be created next year with the €100 million investment part-funded by the Department of Jobs. The Department of Agriculture has also been involved in supporting the investment.The centre will provide “strategic customers with access to the Group’s complete breadth and depth of technologies, scientific research, innovation and applications expertise across food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets,” a statement said.Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said that the announcement had shown that ‘Ireland had travelled and Kerry had excelled’.It is part of a difficult transformation that we are now having to make from mistakes that were made throughout the course of the last decade that took us down the wrong path.last_img read more

Le retour fictif de lexpérience Mars500 prévu pour le 4 novembre

first_imgLe retour fictif de l’expérience Mars-500 prévu pour le 4 novembre L’équipage de six astronautes enfermé depuis presque un an et demi au centre spatial de Moscou pour simuler un vol aller-retour vers Mars achèvera l’expérience Mars-500 le 4 novembre prochain.Après 499 jours aujourd’hui, les six astronautes participant à l’expérience Mars-500 simulant un aller-retour vers Mars verront prochainement (le 4 novembre, dans trois semaines) leur périple prendre fin. “Partis” le 3 juin 2010, les six volontaires que sont le Français Romain Charles, l’Italo-Colombien Diego Urbina, les Russes Soukhrob Kamolov, Alexeï Sitev et Alexandre Smolevski et le Chinois Wang Yue, sont âgés de 26 à 38 ans.Ces hommes (trois ingénieurs, un médecin, un chirurgien et un physicien) auront donc vécu isolés du reste du monde pendant près d’un an et demi, restant enfermés dans des modules reproduisant la quasi-totalité des aspects d’un vol spatial, exceptés l’apesanteur, les radiations cosmiques et un réel voyage interplanétaire. Cependant, pour coller le plus possible à une situation réelle, rien n’a été négligé : plusieurs sorties ont eu lieu au cours de l’expérience, notamment certaines simulées sur le sol martien, et les cobayes ont dû affronter la monotonie, s’accommoder des délais dans les télécommunications et de l’absence totale de lumière du jour dans leur habitat dépourvu de toute ouverture.Aucune expédition avant 20 ou 30 ansÀ lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESA”Les participants achèvent les expériences scientifiques qu’ils ont effectuées en allant sur Mars et sur le chemin du retour, et ils vont bientôt commencer à préparer leurs affaires”, a indiqué un responsable de l’Institut russe des problèmes médicaux-biologiques (IBMP), cité par l’agence Interfax. “Ils sont en bonne santé. Aucun problème n’a été constaté sur le plan psychologique et médical. Les participants ont déjà pu parler à leurs proches et amis par vidéoconférence”, ajoute le responsable.Grâce à Mars-500, l’IBMP et l’Agence spatiale européenne, coorganisateurs de l’expérience, veulent étudier les effets sur les hommes de l’isolement, de l’absence de lumière du jour et d’air frais, ainsi que la restriction des contacts humains. Cela permettra de préparer au mieux un éventuel voyage vers Mars, même si aucune expédition de ce type n’est prévue avant 20 ou 30 ans.Le 14 octobre 2011 à 12:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

SHOCKER Smith lawyer to put US on the stand

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp David Smith returns to court in January; heads back to HMP in Grand Turk TCI Residents not affected by US ESTA Notice Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Apr 2015 – David Smith’s Lawyer says he wants to ‘cross examine’ the United States before they try to extradite the former Olint boss, who is convicted in the US of running a Ponzi Scheme. In a surprise move and likely a last ditch effort, Smith’s legal team is trying to block an extradition order by challenging the US courts affidavit. During proceedings Wednesday, Magnetic Media learned that the document will expose detailed information on Smith’s crime, arrest, charges, conviction, sentencing and even his plea deal with American authorities. Oliver Smith, attorney for David Smith was reminded that his client is already convicted; sentenced to 30-years for bilking over six thousand investors of a reported $220 million. Soon after David Smith had completed his sentence in the Turks and Caicos for the same charges, he was re-arrested and picked up by TCI Police. The US reportedly did not present the correct documents to extradite David Smith immediately after serving six years in HMP; the matter was taken to local court and the US was given about a month to make a proper representation. Oliver Smith will get his chance to question American authorities on the so called validity of the Extradition Order; proceedings were to resume today, but the hearing was adjourned. Recommended for you Related Items:David smith, olint, US Missick & Co Defendants and David Smith all in Court this Weeklast_img read more

Vancouver man dies in singlevehicle crash in Lynnwood

first_imgA 43-year-old Vancouver man died in a crash on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood early this morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.Vernon C. Strand was driving a 2002 Ford pickup south on the I-5 offramp for Interstate 405 when witnesses say the vehicle drifted off the roadway into the grass shoulder, hit a sign and rolled multiple times down an embankment, Trooper Mark Francis said.The driver was wearing a seat belt but was partially ejected, Francis said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.The crash was reported at 2:14 a.m., and the offramp was closed for about three hours.Francis said that there is no indication that drugs or alcohol were a factor, but that the cause of the crash is still under investigation.last_img read more

MPA President and CEO Nina Link Stepping Down End of 2012

first_imgThe MPA announced today that its president and CEO, Nina Link, will be stepping down at the end of the year. Link has held the position for 13 years, longer than any MPA president in the organization’s 93-year history.Prior to joining MPA in late 1999, Link served as group president, publishing and interactive for Sesame Workshop, formerly Children’s Television Workshop. Link also headed her own consultancy, The Link Group, Inc.Under Link’s leadership, in 2010, the association changed its name from the Magazine Publishers of America to simply MPA, adding the new tagline, “The Association of Magazine Media,” to reflect the industry’s shift toward a multi-platform, brand-based focus. This year, Link created a coalition of senior magazine executives to establish voluntary tablet guidelines to increase transparency in audience measurement on the platform. In 2008, she led an initiative to speed up the reporting of audience data, for magazine brands to better compete with TV and Web.Link currently serves on the boards of the Ad Council, New York University’s Center for Publishing and International Federation of Periodical Press (FIPP).MPA has retained executive recruiting firm Blinkhorn, LLC to conduct a search for Link’s successor, according to Michael Clinton, chairman of the MPA Board of Directors and president, marketing and publishing director for Hearst Magazines.Further details available here.More on this topic MPA Changes Name, Tagline to Reflect Multi-Platform Publishing MPA Announces New Measurement Initiative to Compete with TV, Web Michael A. Clinton Named Chairman of the Board of Directors of MPA MPA To Launch Recycling Campaign (posted 3/6/07) Folio Top Women: Mary Berner Pashby Leaves MPAJust In BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the MovePowered bylast_img read more