first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Marine transportation company d’Amico International Shipping was hit by a very difficult market in the second quarter of the year.For the first half of 2018, the company’s net loss reached USD 20.2 million, compared to a net loss of USD 6.2 million seen in the first half of 2017d’Amico International Shipping’s time charter equivalent (TCE) earnings for the period stood at USD 125.6 million, compared to USD 128.7 million reported in the first six months of 2017.However, DIS said that it maintains its positive medium-term outlook on the product tanker industry, whilst focusing on strengthening its organization and its financial situation.The company’s second quarter net loss stood at USD 16.5 million, against a net loss of USD 7.8 million reported in the same quarter of 2017. TCE earnings were at USD 59.3 million for the quarter, compared to USD 62.1 million from a year earlier.“The expected recovery of the tanker market has not started yet. d’Amico International Shipping posted a net loss of USD 20.2 million in the first half of 2018, hit by a very tough freight market especially in Q2,” Marco Fiori, Chief Executive Officer of d’Amico International Shipping, said.“It is obviously a result we are not happy about but I would like to reiterate once again what I have been saying several times: I see no reason whatsoever why the product tanker market should not pick-up in the medium term. The long-term fundamentals are all there, showing a growing world demand for oil-refined products and limited net fleet growth expected for the next years.”last_img read more

first_imgAlumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) is an annual, three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress and experimental theatre. Each week a different program of up to four plays, as well as a workshopped reading on Saturday at noon, is presented. The 2019 festival, NIF’s 31th season, will run from March 6 to 24, 2019.NIF offers dramaturgical support, rehearsal and production space, technical support, access to Alumnae Theatre’s costume and props collections, publicity and sold-out houses.When to submitWe are now accepting scripts and proposals for the 2019 festival. The deadline for submissions is September 5, 2018; September 10 for Alumnae members. Preference will be given to Canadian scripts and scripts with challenging roles for women of all ages. NIF welcomes voices from diverse communities. We invite you to submit your own play or pass this information along to a playwright you think may be interested. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Facebook Advertisement Submission guidelinesScripts or proposals should be submitted electronically in PDF format to Scripts must be original works that have not been previously performed outside of a workshop. They may be in any genre or style, with a running time of 10 to 40 minutes; one act of a full-length play may also be accepted for production. Submissions longer than 40 minutes will be considered for a reading, which will showcase the script development accomplished during the rehearsal period. Each playwright may submit a maximum of two scripts.No identifying information should be on the script/proposal; please include a cover page providing: • play title; • list and description of characters (including age); • short play synopsis (max 50 words).Send a separate contact page with the play title, playwright’s name and contact information, and a short bio (75 words or less). NIF does not provide feedback on submissions.NIF will confirm receipt of submissions within two weeks, and scripts/proposals will be sent to the NIF reading committee. The 2019 festival lineup will be announced in early November, followed by a creative exchange on November 3 to meet and choose directors, and cold reads of all chosen plays on December 3 to 6. Playwrights must be available for the creative exchange and for at least one of the December cold reads dates. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Meanwhile the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said threats from Silva, a former labor minister, have to be taken seriously.On December 27, 2007, accompanied by a large group of men, he stormed the state-run television station Sri Lanka Rupavahini Cooperation and assaulted the news director, T.M.G. Chandrasekara.The station’s staff held the minister and his supporters while police were summoned, and videotaped the minister’s apology for his actions. Silva was apparently angry because a speech he had delivered the previous day was not fully reported by the station. In 2009 Podala Jayantha was abducted in broad daylight near the Embuldeniya junction in Nugegoda.A badly battered Jayantha was later dumped into a muddy pit by the roadside near the IDH hospital. He however said that there was no move to record a statement from the Minister himself at the moment. CPJ says given the anti-media atmosphere being pumped up by the government, Silva will not have to apologize if his threat of violence should ever materialize. (Colombo Gazette) Police spokesman Ajith Rohana, when contacted by Colombo Gazette, said that the purported statement made by the Minister will be investigated. The police are to investigate the statement made by Minister Mervyn Silva in Kiribathgoda yesterday where he had threatened to break the bones of some human rights activists and journalists.Silva had also claimed that former convener of the Free Media Movement (FMM) Podala Jayantha, had to flee the country because of him. read more

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island has launched mobile sports betting.The state revenue department says the mobile application launched Wednesday at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. The department said Thursday there were no major issues, although some gamblers found the casino application slow to load. Several hundred people signed up.Gamblers must register in person so the casino can verify their age and that they and aren’t banned from the property for a past violation.The state’s goal is to launch mobile betting next week at the other Rhode Island casino offering sports betting, Tiverton Casino Hotel, after testing is complete.The app is being tested this week to ensure bets can’t be placed across states lines. Rhode Island is the only New England state currently offering sports betting.Associated Press, The Associated Press read more

The Secretary-General will meet on Monday with the Turkish Cypriot Leader, Rauf Denktash, and the Greek Cypriot Leader, Tassos Papadopoulos, who are expected to tell him whether they are prepared to agree on a plan for simultaneous referenda on 30 March. Mr. Annan is expected to hold a press conference in The Hague later that afternoon.On Tuesday, Mr. Annan is expected to deliver a speech at the inauguration of the International Criminal Court, which will include the swearing in of its first 18 judges.While in the Netherlands, the Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and Foreign Minister Jaap G. de Hoop Scheffer.

LINCOLN, Neb. – TransCanada (TSX:TRP) is moving to acquire the remaining land in Nebraska needed to build its controversial Keystone XL pipeline after the state’s high court earlier this month removed a major legal barrier for the planned route.Officials of the Calgary-based company said Tuesday they’ve filed paperwork in nine counties to acquire access to the remaining land needed to construct, operate and maintain the controversial $8-billion pipeline, which is in its seventh year of regulatory limbo.The two-year window for TransCanada to invoke eminent domain, or the right to expropriate private property with compensation, closes in Nebraska on Thursday. By law, TransCanada can use the courts to force Nebraska landowners to sell access to their land.Company officials say they still need to acquire 12 per cent of the total land easements from Nebraska landowners who have not yet reached a deal with the company. Some holdouts have said they won’t negotiate no matter how much TransCanada offers.The pathway could still face legal challenges in Nebraska. Opponents have sued to try to prevent TransCanada from using eminent domain and to overturn the state pipeline-siting law that allowed former governor Dave Heineman to approve the route in 2013.In its current iteration, Keystone XL would cut diagonally from the Saskatchewan-Montana border, through South Dakota to Steele City, Neb., where it would connect with the existing Keystone system.The 830,000-barrel-per-day project would offer a more direct route for Alberta crude to Gulf Coast refineries, but would tap into some U.S. fields as well.TransCanada’s Keystone projects land manager, Andrew Craig, said the company would continue to work to acquire easements voluntarily. Craig said eminent domain proceedings traditionally take about six months.The company has acquired 100 per cent of the private landowner easements in Montana and South Dakota, Craig said.“This is all we have left,” Craig told The Associated Press. “… We think 88 per cent voluntarily agreements in the last two years is a substantial success.”Pipeline opponents argue that many of the landowners in Montana and South Dakota were “bullied” early in the process and told they had no other option.“Farmers and ranchers have the grit and stomach to prevent TransCanada from polluting our water. Landowners will match TransCanada’s lawsuits in local courts and continue to take our fight to the one person who can put an end to all of this: President (Barack) Obama,” said Jane Kleeb, executive director of pipeline opposition group Bold Nebraska.Obama has downplayed the project’s benefits and the White House has publicly threatened to veto legislation in Congress that would fast-track the project.Environmentalists and other pipeline opponents argue that any leaks could contaminate water sources and the project would increase air pollution around refineries and harm wildlife.Supporters, including state and national Republicans and oil industry members, say those fears are exaggerated and argue that the pipeline would create jobs and ease the country’s dependence on foreign oil.At least 70 per cent of the Nebraska landowners have signed agreements, Craig said, and he expects the company will sign agreements with at least half of the remaining landowners without having to use eminent domain.In the two lawsuits filed last week, seven landowners in Nebraska’s Holt and York counties said they’ve received written warning that pipeline developer intends to initiate eminent domain proceedings.Those still willing to negotiate mostly have concerns about compensation and restoration of native grasslands that could take three to five years to regrow, Craig said.— With files from The Canadian Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2015 file photo, Susan Dunavan, who opposes the Keystone XL pipeline, poses for a photo on her property through which the pipeline is planned to be built, in York, Neb. Officials with TransCanada said Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, they’ve filed paperwork in nine counties to acquire access to land that’s needed for the construction and operation of the pipeline. The route still faces challenges as opponents have filed lawsuits to try to prevent the Calgary, Alberta-based company from using eminent domain and to overturn the state law that allowed ex-Gov. Dave Heineman to approve the route. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File) With Nebraska route cleared, TransCanada moves to acquire land for Keystone XL by The Associated Press Posted Jan 20, 2015 12:59 pm MDT read more

Over the weekend, two stories broke involving alleged corruption and FIFA, the Swiss-based international organization that oversees soccer worldwide (including the World Cup). These particular allegations are new, but they’re not surprising. Research I conducted recently suggests that FIFA faces considerable obstacles to dealing with corruption, both on the field and within its ranks.First, The New York Times reported that in the lead up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, an Asian gambling syndicate compromised the South African Football Association. The South African FA allegedly allowed referees who were working for the Singapore-based syndicate to officiate a number of international friendlies. The referees allegedly “fixed” a number of matches, typically by awarding ghost penalties, running up the score to the benefit of gamblers in on the fix.Second, in London, The Sunday Times published a trove of documents from a FIFA whistleblower detailing payments to FIFA officials made by a former FIFA executive in Qatar, allegedly to help Qatar win the vote to host the 2022 World Cup. The Sunday Times’ revelations are the latest in a long series of similar stories surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes (conducted simultaneously) dating to 2010, when The Sunday Times went undercover to reveal several members of FIFA’s executive committee trying to sell their votes for cash.For FIFA, unfortunately, allegations of corruption and bribery are nothing new. In 2011, FIFA embarked on a governance-reform effort to address an earlier round of accusations of corruption. Last December, the organization declared the effort a success and closed it down. To better understand what the effort had accomplished, I compared FIFA’s actions to recommendations from:A 2011 report FIFA commissioned from Mark Pieth of the Basel Institute of Governance;A 2011 report by Transparency International, an independent governance watchdog;And a 2012 report by FIFA’s governance-reform committee.There are obviously some judgment calls here, but what I found does not lend itself to much optimism that FIFA has fixed its problems, and thus improved its ability to deal with corruption on and off the pitch.Of the 59 total recommendations in the three reports, FIFA implemented only seven, partially implemented 10 and failed to implement 42. There is some overlap across the reports, and a close look at reforms left undone reveals nine important areas where action has been recommended for FIFA to raise its governance standards to those expected in the international business community.Although FIFA took some positive steps, such as creating a ethics committee with investigative powers, it avoided many steps that are basic to governance of organizations which turn over billions of dollars every year. The reforms that it avoided implementing generally involved opening up the organization to independent oversight and management (such as might be found on a corporate board of directors) and increasing the organization’s transparency. For example, FIFA stood firm that it would not release the compensation of its president, Sepp Blatter.FIFA has an internal investigator — the one appointed as a result of the reform effort — looking into the allegations surrounding the Qatar 2022 vote. He is supposed to release his report soon after this year’s World Cup in Brazil. History would tell us not to expect much. For FIFA, the project of governance reform has a long way to go. The good news for soccer fans and fans of good governance is that the pressure on FIFA to raise its game continues to mount. read more

When you think of the World Series, you probably picture stars: Derek Jeter, Manny Ramirez, Randy Johnson and the like. But lesser-known players also play pivotal roles in late October: David Freese, Mike Lowell and David Eckstein have each been named World Series MVP in the past 15 years. Whoever wins the Fall Classic starting tonight between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers will need contributions from stars and role players alike. Here are five players — some stars, some not — who are poised to help determine the World Series.David PriceThe Boston Red Sox lefty and long-time regular-season ace has a chance to change his postseason reputation. He can shed one label, that of playoff choker, and add another: World Series hero. Price had never won a postseason start, winless in his first 11 starts with a 6.16 ERA, until he shut out a vaunted Astros lineup over six innings in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. Price tried something different in that game that could be a road map going forward: He leaned on his change-up.Price threw 93 pitches in Game 5, and 39 were change-ups — a usage rate of 41.9 percent. The pitch generated 12 swinging strikes and 13 foul balls. This was dramatically different from Price’s Game 2 start against the Astros, when only nine of his 80 pitches were change-ups. Price has never leaned on the changeup in any of his 289 career regular-season starts more than he did in Game 5. It was an excellent pitch for the left-hander in 2015 and 2016, but Price began to favor his cutter more the past two seasons. Perhaps trading cutters for change-ups is the formula to end his personal postseason curse.Here’s a Price change-up against George Springer in Game 5, a pitch with excellent fading action:And another bat-missing change-up against Carlos Correa:There’s reason to believe that Price will continue to favor the pitch: He doesn’t have a breaking ball he trusts, throwing his curveball on only 2.9 percent of his offerings this season. And a left-handed pitcher’s change-up darts away from right-handed batters, which could be effective against the Dodgers’ right-handed threats like Justin Turner, Manny Machado and Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers crush right-handed pitchers, so it’s imperative that Price and Chris Sale pitch well for the Red Sox. And with Sale’s velocity down after two second-half DL stints related to his shoulder, the Red Sox may need Price to be their ace. He might have the pitch and plan to do it.Walker Buehler While striking out 22 batters in 16 2/3 postseason innings — and allowing just 18 base runners — Buehler has shown his talent. He has also rewarded the Dodgers for taking a risk on him with the 24th overall pick in the 2015 draft despite knowing he had an elbow injury — one that would necessitate Tommy John surgery later that year. Buehler has had some poor luck and timing this postseason, given his 5.40 ERA in October. But the right-hander’s underlying skills are elite, including an excellent breaking ball — ranking 11th among all qualifying MLB curveballs in vertical movement and first in groundball-to-flyball ratio — and a fastball that has averaged 97.3 mph this postseason, ninth among all pitchers in October.The Red Sox also tend to destroy right-handed pitching, ranking second in the majors in offensive efficiency against them behind only the Dodgers. And each team will begin the series with two left-handed starters. The Dodgers will start Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 against Sale and Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game 2 against Price. But right-handers are going to have to pitch, and they’ll pick up more innings in the mid- and late stages of the series. Buehler will start Game 3 — and he is as talented as any right-handed arm still pitching.Matt Barnes Bullpens matter more than ever before in the postseason. This October, relievers have accounted for 50.4 percent of total innings thrown, up from a record mark of 46.5 percent last postseason. (In 2010, the bullpen share was 32.3 percent.) These teams haven’t been bullpenning like the Brewers, but their relievers still matter a great deal.While Boston reliever Craig Kimbrel entered the playoffs with a reputation as one of the best closers of all time, he’s been supported by lesser-known names like Barnes and Ryan Brasier. Entering the World Series, Barnes and Braiser rank second and fourth in the playoff field in reliever Win Probability Added.1Win Probability Added measures the change in win expectancy from at-bat to at-bat. Barnes struck out 14 batters per nine innings this season, but he also walked 4.5. If he can pitch like a relief ace for another week, he’ll give the Red Sox an edge.Austin Barnes The Dodgers’ regular-season backup catcher was one of the best part-time players in baseball in 2017, slashing .289/.408/.486 and measuring as an elite pitch framer. While Barnes struggled offensively in 2018, starting catcher Yasmani Grandal’s defensive problems in part prompted L.A. to start Barnes in five of the seven games of the National League Championship Series, including Game 7 against Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin — despite the fact that Grandal typically gets the call against right-handed pitchers. (Both catchers grade as elite framers: Grandal ranks No. 1 this season, and Barnes ranks 13th.)Barnes batted just .151 against right-handed pitchers this year with 48 weighted runs created plus.2Weighted runs created plus, or wRC+, adjusts for park and league scoring environments. A mark of 100 is league average. He’s more respectable against lefties (.246 average, 101 wRC+), and that should matter in Games 1 and 2 against Sale and Price. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts hasn’t announced his Game 1 lineup, but Barnes may need to provide an impact at the plate and behind it.Mookie BettsThe possible, if not probable, AL MVP has had a quiet postseason to date, slashing .205/ .295/.282. Betts has yet to hit a postseason home run this year despite hitting a career-high 32 in the regular season — one in which he joined other undersized sluggers in learning how to pull the ball and tap into their power. But this series sets up well for Betts, who posted a 212 wRC+ against lefties, tops in the majors, and a .368 average against southpaws.While Betts’s bat has been cold thus far in the postseason, his glove remains consistently elite in right field. He tied Lorenzo Cain as the top outfield defender in baseball this season with 20 defensive runs saved. He made several excellent defensive plays in the ALCS, including one controversial near-catch of a home run. Fenway Park’s right field has unusual and awkward dimensions, and Betts’s experience there could give the Red Sox another small edge. Betts has not endured many extended cold streaks this year, and if he breaks out in the World Series, he could win two MVP titles this season.Check out our latest MLB predictions. read more

first_imgDesigners continue to push the boundaries of what the robots of tomorrow will be capable of. We have ever more realistic humanoid robots, robots that can climb stairs, run, be pushed and don’t fall over, and now we have a robot that is soft and moves just like an earthworm.The autonomous soft-body robot, known as Meshworm, has been developed at MIT and is created almost entirely of soft materials. The clever bit is how it moves though, relying on nickel and titanium wire to create artificial muscles that encircle its body.An earthworm uses two muscle groups to inch itself forward, flexing and contracting its entire body in the process. This is known as peristalsis. The research team formed the equivalent muscles out of wires and wrapped them around a flexible mesh body. An electric current is then applied in varying amounts allowing the wire to contract and extend the mesh body just like the earthworm does.As the Meshworm robot is soft, it can cope with a lot of abuse. While in motion, tests showed it can sustain heavy, repeated hits such as being struck with a hammer or having an adult human step on it. In all cases the robot just kept on going as if nothing had happened.The Meshworm is still in the early stages of development, but there’s already a number of uses for it. As its movement relies only on the body flexing, it is well suited to move across a wide range of surfaces as well as inclines and descents. Its controlled flexibility also means it could be used in the field of medicine, for example, in designing new endoscopes or prosthetics.The Meshworm’s development has been supported by DARPA, so don’t be surprised if we see some military uses for both soft-body robotics and artificial, shape morphing muscles.More at MITlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Ministry of Education commits to continue updating you, parents and the General Public via further announcement in the coming days, as we work together to return our students to a state of normalcy.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 6, 2017 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Education appreciates the understanding that parents and the general public demonstrated over the past few weeks as we worked out the logistics for the resumption of school since the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria.    As previously mentioned, our priority was to get the senior students at both the primary and high school levels back to school as quickly as possible.    While this is so, the Ministry is keen to ensure that students resume classes in conditions that are safe and healthy – free from mold and other hazards.To this end, the Ministry of Education has partnered with the Public Works Department and the Environmental Health Department and we are pleased to announce the reopening of the following schools and for the following students with effect from, Tuesday, 10th October 2017: Ona Glinton PrimaryGrand TurkInfant 1 to Grade 6 Oseta Jolly PrimaryProvidencialesGrades 4 to 6 at the Gustavus Lightbourne Sports Complex Grand TurkInfant 1 to Grade 4 at the Ona Glinton Primary Grade 5 and 6 at the HJRHS Auditoriumcenter_img SchoolIsland/locationForms or Grades Eliza Simons Primary Grades 2 and 3 at the Edward Gartland Youth Centre H. J. Robinson HighGrand TurkForms 1 to 5 Related Items:last_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) “Biodiesel Campaign” took a major step forward last night (July 31) when the U.S. Senate approved an Energy Bill that contained a number of incentives designed to encourage the use of biodiesel, including the ASA-backed biodiesel tax incentive. Biodiesel is a clean-burning alternative to petroleum-based diesel fuel that is produced primarily from soybean oil.“Securing passage of the biodiesel tax incentive and other measures designed to encourage the use of the fuel is our top legislative priority for the year,” stated ASA President and National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Director Ron Heck from his farm in Perry, Iowa. “Last night’s vote put us one step closer to achieving our goal, and the ASA would like to extend a sincere thanks to our friends in the Senate who fought hard to make this happen.”After weeks of heated debate, the Senate voted 84 to 14 in favor of the 2002 version of the Energy Bill that provided a 1-cent reduction of the diesel excise tax per percentage of biodiesel blended with diesel up to 20 percent. The bill also includes a Renewable Fuels Standard that calls for the nation’s fuel supply to increase its use of renewable domestic fuels, like ethanol and biodiesel, to 5 billion gallons in 2012.Incentives increasing biodiesel demand will also boost the need for soybean oil, its primary feedstock, which in turn will raise the price of soybeans. There are other reasons why biodiesel is so important to our country, in addition to these economic benefits. Biodiesel is made primarily from soybean oil grown here in the U.S., so it lessens our country’s dependence on foreign oil. With over 55 percent of the oil we consume coming from the highly unstable Middle East, renewables like biodiesel should become a larger portion of our nation’s fuel supply.There are environmental benefits of biodiesel production as well. Emissions of greenhouse gases and particulate matter would be significantly reduced by increased biodiesel use. An increased demand for biodiesel could also create thousands of jobs across the U.S. economy.“Soybean-based biodiesel is good for farmers, good for the environment, and good for our country,” proclaimed Heck. “Incentives designed to encourage people to use biodiesel is the right policy for our country, and, on behalf of the ASA, I applaud the Senate for taking a big step in this direction.”The U.S. House of Representatives approved ­its Energy Bill earlier this year. The difference between the House and Senate Bills will be reconciled in a joint House/Senate Conference Committee. Conference is where the refinements made by the Senate Finance Committee to the biodiesel tax incentive contained in the 2002 Energy Bill are expected to be included. These refinements were made through the amendment offered by U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D-AR) during Finance Committee consideration of the energy tax package last April.In addition to this change, the ASA will be seeking to include in the final Energy Bill other key biodiesel measures, such as those supported by Senators Kit Bond (R-MO), Jim Talent (R-MO), and Tim Johnson (D-SD) that would encourage the use of biodiesel in meeting federal requirements for government alternative fuel use.“While the Senate vote was a huge victory for biodiesel, supporters of the ASA Biodiesel Campaign should know that anything could change once the bill goes to Conference. The ASA calls on soybean farmers across the land to thank their Senators who supported the bill and encourage them, as well as their Representatives in the House, to express their support for the inclusion of strong biodiesel provisions in the final Energy Bill,” urged Heck.last_img read more

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first_imgTanner crab (Photo courtesy ADF&G)Two crab fisheries in Southeast Alaska started up Wednesday, February 17. Fishing for Tanner crab and golden king crab opened at noon.Last year’s Tanner catch was the best in 15 seasons, coming in at 1,421,863 pounds. With an average price of $1.93 a pound that was worth over $2.7 million at the docks.In recent years, more than 50 boats have fished for Tanner crab, using pots. This year there are 61 boats registered. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game set the season length Wednesday morning.The most popular “core” will be open seven days, until noon on Wednesday, February 24. The remaining “non-core” areas are open a total of 12 days, until noon on Monday, February 29.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s estimate of the amount of legal-size male Tanner crab in the region is up this year, to just under 5.7 million pounds.The golden king crab season starts at the same time. Some boats fish for just one or the other, while other permit holders opt to start with Tanner and then switch to king crab.The region-wide Guideline Harvest Level for golden king crab is 155,000 pounds, with GHLs set in seven different management areas.The fishery is managed in-season, and areas are closed once the catch has reached an area’s GHL. That can take weeks or months, depending on the effort.Last year the total golden king catch was 129,822 pounds, with an average of $12.10 a pound. That made last year’s catch worth $1,570,846 at the docks. The crab season start has had a delay due to bad weather in past seasons. That won’t be the case this year.last_img read more

first_imgLondon-based lender Standard Chartered Bank will trim its operations in unsecured retail and corporate businesses in India, as the bank embarks on restructuring its global operations that will result in 15,000 employees losing jobs worldwide.”Adoption of a new risk tolerance framework will reduce single-name concentrations and unsecured retail and corporate business, coupled with more active reduction in our China, India and commodities exposures,” Business Standard quoted Standard Chartered as saying.Standard Chartered, the biggest foreign lender in India in terms of number of branches, has been facing problems due to an economic slowdown in emerging markets.However, the number of job cuts in India resulting from its restructuring measures is yet to be known.In terms of corporate lending, the bank has the highest exposure to the infrastructure sector at Rs 9,858 crore following by metals and engineering sectors at Rs 7,255 crore and Rs 6,403 core, respectively.According to the bank’s CEO Bill Winters, the global restructuring is an “aggressive and decisive set of actions” to revive it.The bank reported an operating loss of $139 million for the July-September quarter on the back of increasing regulatory costs and a rise in bad loans in India. Its revenue saw an 18% decline in the quarter.The lender is expected to cut employees at the branch level in India and close unprofitable branches, according to sources close to the development. Currently, it has 100 branches across the country.There has been no aggressive hiring by the bank in the past few quarters. Earlier this year, the lender had shut down its operations in institutional cash equities, equity research and equity capital market businesses in India.last_img read more

first_img“We often just expect people to be kind without talking about it,” says Jennifer Kotler, vice president of research and evaluation at Sesame Workshop. “We think, ‘Oh, you’re a good kid. You’re gonna be kind.’ “ We both assumed, as parents of young children, that kindness is just something our kids would pick up by osmosis, because we love them. It’s a common assumption. … In fact, this preference for helping shows up even earlier. Kiley Hamlin is an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, and she has used puppets to test this preference in babies. Read the whole story: NPR Are humans born kind?last_img

first_imgThe countdown to Christmas has begun and Sheraton New Delhi celebrates the age old ceremony of cake mixing, to cherish the bonhomie of Christmas celebrations (or Christmas time) on 8 November.  This is a tradition of mixing dry fruits with spices and liquor well in advance before Christmas so that the ingredients can develop a distinct aroma and flavour.An array of chopped raisins, glazed red cherries, pistachios, walnuts, black currants, dates, dried apricots and figs was mixed with spices such as ground green cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, cloves will go into a huge cauldron along with endless bottles of spirits like red wine, cognac, rum and whiskey. This mixture will be allowed to soak for a few weeks and kept away before baking into cakes and puddings. The event will be followed by a lavish brunch and other fun activities including Grape Crushing.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Actor-director Aparna Sen, who is sharing screen space with thespian Soumitra Chatterjee in ‘Basu Paribaar’ after a gap of 19 years, has said she always yearns to work with the legend who was paired with her in her debut film ‘Teen Kanya’ in 1961.The two veterans were last seen together in Sens’s directorial venture ‘Paromitar Ek Din’ in 2000.”I always look forward to working with Soumitra Chatterjee who is such a great actor someone having such a vast experience,” Sen said recently at the trailer launch of ‘Basu Paribaar’ here. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseRecalling her shooting experiences for the film, Sen said, “We used to spend time in adda sessions in between shots at the Mahisadal Rajbari (in East Midnapore) and that was really refreshing.””Many years have passed since our first film together and we have come a long way,” Sen, who stepped into the filmdom with Satyajit Ray’s ‘Teen Kanya’ at the age of 16, told reporters here.’Basu Paribaar’, adapted from James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’, has been helmed by director Suman Ghosh. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”I loved the way he (Ghosh) adapted James Joyce story for the film. I agreed to do the film immediately after reading the script. I am usually very choosy about my roles,” the Padma Shri awardee said.In ‘Basu Paribaar’, Sen essays the character of Manjari, the wife of retired lawyer Pranabendu (Soumitra Chatterjee).Asked about her collaboration with Ghosh, she said, it was “heartening” to note that some of her suggestions were readily accepted by the director.”He is open to suggestions, something that I appreciate. But as an actor, my job is to follow what the director has visualised for the film. I just did that,” she added.last_img read more

first_imgGuests:Michael Vick – Fox NFL Analyst is in-studio to discuss the injury hazards for mobile quarterbacks, and why he wouldn’t change his style despite the injury risk.Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the MMQB is in-studio to discuss the impact of Carson Wentz’s season ending injury on the NFC race; how Sean McVay has transformed the Rams; and if Big Ben has been overlooked in the discussion of top NFL QB’s.Tony Gonzalez – FS1 Analyst and former All-Pro tight end is in-studio to talk the chaos at the end of Jags/Seahawks; the time he got pelted with batteries in the Black Hole; and why he thinks the Eagles can still make a playoff run without Carson WentzRob Ryan – Fox NFl analyst and former NFL defensive coordinator discusses the impact of the loss of Ryan Shazier on the Pittsburgh defense; and how he had success against Big Ben. Carson Wentz will need to learn to run less to realize his NFL potentialToday, Philly fans were devastated today when it was confirmed that MVP candidate Carson Wentz will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL suffered on a scramble against the Rams.Wentz has dazzled fans with his Houdini-like escapability and knack for moving the chains with his legs in crucial spots, but Colin believes that Wentz will have to discipline himself to win almost exclusively from the pocket to fulfill his full NFL potential and endure over time. Big Ben has never gotten the credit he deservesBig Ben clinched another AFC North title with a ridiculous 500-yard passing performance against the Ravens, but even though he’s won multiple Super Bowls and put up massive stats over an absurdly long period of time, he’s been overshadowed at every point his career by other quarterbacks who with more national appeal.Early in his career, Roethlisberger was overshadowed by Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, and now he’s taken a back seat to a new crop of young QB’s that have grabbed the spotlight.Sure, he’s never hosted SNL, and doesn’t have massive endorsement deals, but his on-field body of work is as good as anyone not named Tom Brady, and deserves to be acknowledged.last_img read more

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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Content News | June 10, 2008 Kryptiq Launches Connectivity Solution Between Clinical Environment, HealthVault Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more June 11, 2008 – Kryptiq this week said GreenField Health has implemented Microsoft HealthVault Web-based personal health record connectivity using Kryptiq’s Connect IQ Patient Portal and Secure Messaging solutions.GreenField Health, a nationally recognized consulting group and medical clinic in Portland, OR, is using Connect IQ to enable patients to exchange information between their doctor’s office and their HealthVault account. Kryptiq said this is the first live implementation of connectivity between a clinical practice and Microsoft HealthVault.Kryptiq’s Connect IQ suite now allows patients to save secure messages and associated healthcare information to their HealthVault account. Patients may also view personal clinical information stored in HealthVault, such as blood pressure values or medications, and send this information directly to their physician via secure messaging. Since Kryptiq’s secure messaging is integrated with GreenField’s EMR, patient communications can then be processed within the physician’s existing workflow.“We’ve experienced a great deal of success employing Kryptiq’s Patient Portal to facilitate simple and secure communications between GreenField patients and physicians,” said Charles M. Kilo, M.D., MPH, CEO of GreenField Health. “By integrating with Microsoft HealthVault, Kryptiq now empowers our patients with a platform for storing that data, and a means to share it with other care providers who are also part of the Connect IQ network.”While GreenField is the first customer to implement this new Microsoft HealthVault connectivity, Kryptiq’s more than 1,200 physician practice customers will have access to the technology as a standard part of Kryptiq’s offering, beginning next month.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more last_img read more