Scorpio Tankers Linked to Tanker Pair Order

first_imgzoom Monaco-based tanker shipping company Scorpio Tankers has been tied to the sale of two medium-range 2 (MR2) chemical product tankers, VesselsValue’s data shows. The ships in question are STI Emerald and STI Sapphire and they have been sold for USD 28 million each to an undisclosed buyer.Both 52,000 dwt tankers were built at South Korean Hyundai Mipo shipyard in 2013.The Marshall Island-flagged vessels have a length of 183.3 meters and a width of 32.2 meters.When contacted, Scorpio Group’s spokesperson told World Maritime News that the company has “no comment on this market rumor.”Last month, the company entered into agreements to sell and leaseback three MR product tankers, STI Beryl, STI Le Rocher and STI Larvotto, to China’s Bank of Communications.The 52,000 dwt ships were also constructed at Hyundai Mipo in 2013.Recently, Scorpio Tankers released financial results for the first quarter of 2017 which show that the company suffered a net loss of USD 11.5 million, compared to a net income of USD 28 million posted in the same period of 2016. The decrease was driven mainly by low time charter equivalent (TCE) rates.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Medical students urge Ottawa to help Canadians stranded in St Maarten

first_imgSome Canadian medical students who managed to escape St. Maarten before hurricane Irma pummelled the Caribbean island are urging the federal government to help bring home their fellow students who weren’t so lucky.Dulani Samarappuli, of Calgary, who just finished her first year at the American University of the Caribbean School, said she was one of five Canadians from the school who managed to board a Sunwing flight to Canada on Tuesday morning before the devastating storm hit.“My plan was to pack up everything in the house, take shelter on campus and ride it out,” the 26-year-old said. “But the night they said Irma would be a Category 5, I started to get more nervous and so did other students.”Samarappuli said she and four other students decided at the last minute to go to the airport to see if they could catch a flight to Toronto.The Sunwing flight was booked, but Samarappuli said they were told to wait in case some passengers did not show up. Before take off, she said, they were able to board the plane.The massive storm directly hit the island – which is divided between the French St. Martin and Dutch St. Maarten – early Wednesday, damaging its airport and leaving thousands of tourists and locals unable to escape. The devastation caused by the hurricane was followed by widespread looting and robberies.Dutch navy said the security situation on St. Maarten has since improved thanks to patrols by marines and police flown to the island to help overwhelmed local law enforcement. There was also concern that hurricane Jose could hit the island Saturday night, but St. Maarten was spared further damage because the storm passed farther from shore than expected.Now safe at home, Samarappuli said she and about 25 other Canadian students from the school who fled St. Maarten in time have banded together to get all the Canadians hunkering down at the university back home.They started an online petition that had garnered more than 1,500 signatures as of Sunday afternoon to draw attention to the situation in the hopes that Ottawa would do what other foreign governments are doing to rescue their citizens who are worried about their safety and running out of supplies.“They have curfews in place in the evenings to keep people safe and at home, and students are not allowed to leave campus without security guards,” she said. “But they are definitely afraid as far as how much worse it could get.”Samarappuli said some American students have been evacuated from the island by the U.S. military, adding Canada should do the same.Wyncel Chan, of Port Coquitlam, B.C., said her mother and sister were among the many Canadians trying to board another Sunwing flight on Sunday.Chan said her 22-year-old sister, Mariel, is in St. Maarten to start medical school and their mother, Cecilia, went with her to help settle her in.A group of Canadians taking shelter at the American University of the Caribbean School’s auditorium received a text message from Global Affairs alerting them that the Sunwing flight would be taking Canadians back home Sunday, Chan said.The 29-year-old doctor, who now works in Flint, Mich., said once her sister and mother arrived on the tarmac, they were told the flight was full and were turned away.In an email to The Canadian Press, Sunwing said it flew two humanitarian flights from St. Maarten this weekend that carried tourists from Canada, the United States, and Europe.The airline said priority boarding was given to people requiring medical attention and families with children.“Unfortunately, there were way more people at the airport than we were able to accommodate on our 189-seat aircraft.”But, Chan said French, Dutch and American citizens stranded on the island have been getting help from their military to evacuate, but Canadians there are starting to feel abandoned.“I think the people are losing hope. They keep going back to the airport, they keep hearing that they keep getting all these chartered planes,” Chan said. “But knowing that it’s the government coming to help, and not a private company, would at least reassure these people that they are not forgotten.“That’s the sense I am getting from my sister and my mother, and everyone else in our situation, is ‘why is everyone else getting aid and help and we’re not?”‘ she said.Samarappuli said the Canadian government needs to get more involved in the rescue effort, as well as do a better job of keeping family members informed.More than 9,000 Canadians have registered with the Registration of Canadians Abroad Service in the region, Global Affairs said Sunday. Of those, 296 Canadian citizens have requested assistance.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters Sunday it’s exceedingly difficult to deploy the relief and recovery efforts while the problem is still unfolding and in some cases getting worse.“Everything that can be done to muster help to those who are in harm’s way, and then ultimately to participate in the recovery effort, Canada will be on standby to do everything that we can,” he said. “First and foremost, to protect and serve Canadians, but also to be good neighbours to our American friends and those in the Caribbean who are obviously suffering tremendously.” With files from The Associated PressRelated stories:Hurricane Irma begins assault on Florida Keys‘I’m scared to death,’ says Key West woman riding out stormCanadians in Florida brace for the worst as hurricane Irma descendslast_img read more

Ben Chin Morneaus chief of staff to join PMO on Friday as

first_imgOTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s former chief of staff Ben Chin will start a new job as a senior adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week.Before joining Morneau’s office in fall 2017, the veteran political aide worked for former British Columbia premier Christy Clark and former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty.Chin, a former TV journalist, will be reporting to Trudeau’s chief of staff Katie Telford starting Friday.He has spent much of his political career out of the headlines — but over the winter his name came up during testimony by former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould about the SNC-Lavalin affair.Wilson-Raybould asserted that Chin warned her staff about the political impact of potential job losses during a Quebec provincial election if the embattled Montreal-based engineering firm was unable to secure a plea-bargain-type deal with prosecutors over alleged corruption in Libya.Morneau has insisted Chin didn’t do anything inappropriate in discussing the SNC-Lavalin case with Wilson-Raybould’s staff.The company is facing a possible 10-year ban from lucrative federal government contracts because of 2015 bribery and fraud charges.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

3D printing will change the world

first_imgFrom replacement kidneys to guns, cars, prosthetics and works of art, 3D printing is predicted to transform our lives in the coming decades as dramatically as the Internet did before it.“I have no doubt it is going to change the world,” researcher James Craddock told AFP at the two-day 3D Printshow in Paris which wraps up later on Saturday.A member of the 3D Printing Research Group (3DPRG) at the UK’s Nottingham University, Craddock nevertheless predicted that use of 3D printing would be limited. “You wouldn’t want to make a cup from a 3D printer because it would probably fall apart, leak or poison you, but you would use it for high-value, beautiful items or replacement parts,” he said.“The real revolutionary factor is industrial use,” he added.Here is a selection of the potential future uses of 3D printing:– ArmsThis is one of the more eye-catching prospects and has attracted a lot of publicity.Californian engineering company Solid Concepts said earlier this month it had produced a metal replica of a classic 1911 shotgun.US entrepreneur and inventor Brook Drumm, however, warned that the process of printing a gun would be slow, expensive and potentially dangerous, requiring lasers at high temperatures, lots of power and hazardous materials.Drumm set up his firm Printrbot to produce printers costing from $400 that print plastic items.Metal printers can cost around $250,000 (185,000 euros) and “the particulates are so fine that your skin could absorb them through the pores. The materials are not safe”, he said.The gun itself — unless made out of metal — would also be unreliable.“There’s a lot of moving parts in a gun and they need to be precise,” he said, adding that he tried to print a plastic gun but gave up because it took so long.“Time-wise, if I was going to print a plastic gun and you were going to go and buy a metal one, even if it took you two weeks to get approval I probably still wouldn’t have it working first,” he said.– ArtFancy a replica of a Viking helmet or one of the Louvre’s most famous sculptures on the mantelpiece?American Cosmo Wenman has used thousands of photographs taken in some of the world’s biggest museums to produce exact plastic copies.Works he has produced include the ancient Greek statue Venus de Milo which is in the Louvre.“If you look at the small print at museums in terms of taking photographs, they say that you cannot put them to commercial use,” he said.“But from a practical point of view that is not enforceable and for antiquities there is no intellectual property issue,” he said.– CarsCanadian Jim Kor’s 3D Urbee car is made out of plastic and stainless steel.The futuristic-looking three-wheeler is electric but uses petrol at higher speeds.Production designer Kor says if a car company mass produced the vehicle it would be possible to keep the price down to around $16,000 (12,000 euros).“We want it to be the Volkswagen Beetle for the next century, low cost and long-lasting too,” he said.“It should last 30-plus years. Our goal is that it should be 100 percent recyclable.”– JewelleryJewellery can made to ensure that each piece is slightly different, known as “mass customisation”.3D printing can also make the production process far less expensive and time consuming.Dutch jewellery designer Yvonne van Zummeren produces a range of jewellery made out of lightweight nylon polyamide.“All my designs are based on works of art,” she said holding a bracelet that uses a Matisse motif.“It enables me to be a jewellery designer much more easily. Otherwise I would have needed a factory in China and a minimum order of 20,000,” she added.“When you are producing something for the first time it means you can adapt and try again very easily until you get the result you want.”– ProstheticsProsthetics can be custom made to provide the perfect match.Electronics could be built in allowing the recipient accurate control of the limb.“It would all be printed out at the same time,” said 3DPRG’s Craddock.– Replacement partsOne-off parts are needed by everyone from NASA to the person who loses an unusual jacket button.last_img read more

Oilfield company denies assault of workers by toxic release

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An oilfield service company will fight charges that it assaulted workers on a construction crew by exposing them to toxic chemical releases at a facility in Kenai.A statement released Thursday by Houston-based Baker Hughes says the company is committed to safety and the allegations are without merit.The Anchorage Daily News reports an Anchorage grand jury on Tuesday indicted Baker Hughes oilfield companies and a company manager on assault counts.Five workers with a construction crew said they were injured in a chemical release in 2014.The state indictment says that during construction of a new chemical transfer facility, the workers were repeatedly exposed to toxic chemical releases from an existing chemical transfer facility.The Associated Press read more

Syria UN officials press for humanitarian access peace conference

As United Nations officials remain hard at work on several fronts to bring about a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Syria and ensure humanitarian assistance reaches those in desperate need, the world body’s health agency has said it received reports of a polio outbreak in the war-torn country. The UN World Health Organization (WHO) said it received reports on 17 October of a cluster of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases, used to describe a sudden onset of the disease. Syria is already considered at high-risk for this and other vaccine-preventable diseases, but it has not experienced a case of polio since 1999.According to WHO, the Syrian Ministry of Health confirms it is treating the outbreak as a cluster of “hot” AFP cases, pending final laboratory confirmation.Initial results from a national polio laboratory in Damascus indicate that two of the cases, detected earlier this month in Deir Al Zour province, could be positive but final results are being awaited from the regional reference laboratory of the Eastern Mediterranean Region of WHO. The Ministry said a surveillance alert issued for the region to actively search for additional potential cases. An urgent response is currently being planned across the country. Meanwhile, in comments to CNN, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos reiterated her call for a ceasefire in Moadamiyeh in Rural Damascus to allow aid agencies access to evacuate thousands of civilians trapped by the ongoing conflict in Syria. “The fighting is extremely brutal,” she said, stressing that relief agencies have long urged ceasefires to ensure that civilians trapped by the fighting can get the assistance they desperately need. Further, the Joint Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States is currently en route to Kuwait where he will meet tomorrow with Government officials to discuss how leaders in the Middle East can contribute to making the so-called “Geneva II” conference a success. Lakhdar Brahimi met today with officials in Iraq, following weekend visits with the Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy and the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Nabil al-Arabi, in Cairo.The goal of a second Geneva conference would to be to achieve a political solution to the conflict through a comprehensive agreement between the Syrian Government and the opposition for the full implementation of the Geneva communiqué, adopted after the first international meeting on the issue on 30 June 2012. read more

Brock students attend firstever RISE Summit

If you ask Kushan Azadah, an MA student in Social Justice and Equity Studies (SJES), what drew him to the Racialized and Indigenous Student Experience (RISE) Summit, his answer is simple: “Everything it stood for.”“As a racialized student, I am surrounded in a sea of whiteness, white students, white professors, white curriculum, white scholarship,” Azadah explains. “When I heard of the possibility of attending a summit where I would be surrounded by other students who understood my experiences on a visceral level, I jumped at the opportunity.”Azadah was one of four graduate students who participated in the RISE Summit, hosted by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) last month in Toronto. Some 200 students from across Canada were also in attendance.The RISE Summit offered panels, workshops and discussion forums on a broad range of issues, such as stereotypes, identities, activism, solidarity and healing, to provide opportunities for participants to seek out the conversations that meant the most to them.A panel on environmental racism was especially meaningful to Firoz Alam, another MA SJES student.“My home country, Bangladesh, is a country of 160 million people equal in size to the state of Iowa. The capital city, Dhaka, accommodates 144,000 people in a single square kilometre,” says Alam. “By 2020, Bangladesh will have 30 million climate refugees. Every single day, 50 children drown due to rising water levels caused by global warming. It wrecks my heart.”Shannon Kitchings, also of the MA SJES, was deeply moved by the daily grand entrance of the National Aboriginal Caucus, led by two indigenous elders.“In addition to being profoundly moving, it reminded me that there have been people facing racism in Canada for centuries. This is not a new phenomenon. In solidarity, we may find peace.”Ha Min Kim, a student in the MA in Critical Sociology, found that participating in the Black Lives Matter protest in Nathan Phillips Square left a strong impression.“This was definitely a memorable event because through the protest, we were able to practice what we learned about allieship. I held a sign that read ‘coexistence through coresistance,’ one of the key lessons I took from the summit.”The SJES program committee supported students’ participation at the RISE Summit because it seemed like an important, though small, move in the direction of making student life more racially inclusive and just, says Mary-Beth Raddon, the SJES Graduate Program Director.“The Summit seemed like a rare opportunity for racialized and indigenous students to collectively foster well-being and, at the same time, explore ways to challenge the racism and colonialism they encounter in the classroom, in the curriculum and generally on campus,” she says“ I hope we can continue to facilitate this kind of gathering and then listen to students’ agendas for change.”Graduate programs, faculty members, the CFS and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) all pulled together to ensure that all four students could attend the summit. Carissa Taylor, the SJES representative on the GSA, canvassed at Brock to collect money to cover registration fees, and the CFS funded the difference.For the students, the summit tied in with both their academic and personal journeys.“In SJES we explore theoretical potentials for justice. This conference was focussed on practical ways to engage in action for justice. I could easily identify practical applications for the theories we have been studying,” says Kitchings.Kim says it was eyeopening.“I witnessed and realized the power of solidarity, which I could have not learned to the same extent by merely being in a classroom,” Kim says.She adds that she was able to connect a lot of social issues that she’s learned about by hearing stories and building friendships with people who experience the struggles on a day-to-day basis.“Combatting racism, sexism, transphobia, among others is an issue not only for the people who suffer most from it,” Azadah points out. “Racism is not only an issue for racialized peoples. We need to recognize our privileges and complicities, and to embrace our shame instead of running away from it or replacing shame with blame towards the people we harm. Embracing our complicity creates the space where allies can be born and real change can happen.” read more

Is Ja Morant A Better NBA Prospect Than Zion Williamson

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code Hot Takedown responds to a packed week in sports, starting with a flurry of MLB contract extensions. We hear from superstar Mike Trout on the factors he considered before recommitting to the Angels. Did the free-agency journeys of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado serve as cautionary tales? We consider the future of free agency in the league and wonder if another strike is in our future. Plus, Neil breaks down the FiveThirtyEight predictions for the baseball season.Our second segment dives into the NCAA Tournament and standout players Zion Williamson and Ja Morant. On ESPN’s “Get Up!” Jay Williams suggests that Morant’s skills will translate better to the NBA. We break down the data to see if that’s the case.For our Rabbit Hole of the Week, we pay proper respect to Rob Gronkowski, who announced his retirement this weekend. While his career may have been short, his impact on the game was monumental.Here’s what we’re reading this week:Neil and FiveThirtyEight contributor Michael Salfino reflect on Gronk’s place as the most efficient receiver the game has seen.The Wall Street Journal’s Jared Diamond does a deep dive into “The Death of Free Agency in Baseball.”FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness interactive.And check back on March 27 for FiveThirtyEight’s complete MLB predictions! FiveThirtyEight read more

Sullinger Craft find friendship after rivalry

At a Jan. 18 press conference, Ohio State freshman point guard Aaron Craft was asked if he ever had a “Welcome to Ohio State” moment during summer scrimmages with former OSU players. His teammate, freshman forward Jared Sullinger, took the liberty of answering the question for him.“(Former OSU guard) Scoonie Penn calls him ‘Cheese,’ ’cause his last name is Craft,” Sullinger said. “So that was a ‘Welcome to Ohio State’ moment right there. He won’t tell you all, but I will.”As reporters roared with laughter, Craft took the moment to thank Sullinger sarcastically for sharing the formerly private information with the media.“And now that is outside the team.” Craft said. “Thank you, Jared.”Whether they’re joking around in a press conference or connecting on the court, it’s easy to see Craft and Sullinger have had chemistry — both on and off the court — since the moment they met. Sullinger, however, said his and Craft’s friendship was born out of a rivalry that dates to middle school AAU basketball.“What’s funny is, me and Craft was enemies in the eighth grade,” Sullinger said. “I didn’t like Craft ’cause he played for All-Ohio Red and I played for Columbus Jaguars, and they constantly beat our butt until nationals.”The following season, Sullinger left the Jaguars to join Craft’s All-Ohio Red team. Craft said he vividly remembers the moment he found out he would be teaming up with his former rival.“The first AAU practice we had in ninth grade, Jared wasn’t with us at the time, and after practice, our coach told us that he was going to play with us, and I’m not going to lie, I got pretty excited,” Craft said. “I knew who he was; I knew what he could do; and once I finally met him, we definitely kind of just formed a bond.”Alongside OSU freshmen Jordan Sibert and J.D. Weatherspoon, who was ruled academically ineligible for Winter Quarter, Craft and Sullinger continued to play for All-Ohio Red in AAU basketball tournaments during the springs and summers throughout their high-school careers. Sullinger said Craft’s abilities always impressed him, even if opposing teams underestimated Craft.“He played on a team full of black guys. You know how there’s that one guy, they classify him as a shooter? So every time Aaron got into the game they were like, ‘Watch the shooter; watch the shooter.’ And the next thing you know, he blows by you,” Sullinger said. “He’s always been the underdog, and he’s always embraced it, and so being with him for the past four years and just watching how everybody attacks him just because of the way he looks, the way he carries himself, it’s pretty funny.”Opposing teams weren’t underestimating Sullinger. After earning a reputation as one of the top players in his class, Sullinger accepted a scholarship offer from OSU following his freshman season of high school. OSU coach Thad Matta enlisted Sullinger to help to fill out the rest of the 2010 recruiting class.“When I committed to Ohio State, coach Matta said we need to add more people to the class. Not more so, you know, top-ranked basketball players, but solid basketball players,” Sullinger said. “I kept telling him about Aaron. I was like, ‘Coach, get Aaron. You got to get Aaron.’”By the time Matta relented to Sullinger’s plea to offer his AAU teammate a scholarship, it appeared to be too late, as Craft had already committed to play college basketball for coach Bruce Pearl at Tennessee.“When I was first committed, I was definitely just kind of focused and trying to enjoy my high school career,” Craft said. “I was glad to have the decision out of the way, and I was happy with my decision.”To the delight of both Sullinger and Matta, Craft reconsidered his options as his junior year of high school came to a close, and he backed away from his commitment to Tennessee. Less than two weeks after de-committing from the Volunteers, Craft was the newest addition to OSU’s 2010 recruiting class.“Once you started hitting AAU, I mean we had Jared over here and Jordan (Sibert) kind of just plant some things in my ear,” Craft said. “I definitely just had to reevaluate the decision I made in the fall.”Sullinger didn’t deny playing a role in recruiting Craft to join him at OSU.“I threw some text messages once I heard he was reevaluating,” Sullinger said. “Luckily, my buddy here, he came to Ohio State.”Craft said he has enjoyed continuing his friendship with Sullinger at the college level.“I’m just very pleased and happy with how everything has worked out,” Craft said. “It’s definitely just been great to have a person like Jared just beside me the whole way, and just to have that calming hand, and he’s definitely just a great guy to have around at all times.”Sullinger and Craft have played key roles in helping advance OSU to its first 20-0 start since the 1961-62 season. Sullinger said the Buckeyes’ addition of Craft has made his college experience more enjoyable — both on and off the court.“With a player like Aaron Craft, it was the best pickup we got,” Sullinger said. “It’s a real pleasure to have him, one as my friend, and two as a teammate.” read more

US Air Force base in Suffolk in lockdown after car tries to

first_imgMilitary guards on duty after the RAF Mildenhall security scareCredit:Geoff Robinson/GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY It is being reported that US military personnel opened fire on the suspect as he tried to enter RAF Mildenhall, and that the suspect was then detained with cuts and bruises.So far neither police or the base have confirmed this. “Shots were fired by American service personnel and a man has been detained with cuts and bruises and taken into custody.”No other people have been injured as a result of the incident.”Suffolk Police remain on site and further updates will be issued.” Picture shows the armed soldiers at RAF Mildenhall on Monday afternoon,Dec 18th after a security scare. A man is in custody after allegedly attempting to break into an RAF base used by the US military this afternoon (Mon) A US Airforce base in Suffolk suffered a major security breach when a driver forced his way through the main security checkpoint.American military guards opened fire as the car travelled a significant way inside RAF Mildenhall after passing through a hail of bullets – stopping just metres short of a military aircraft, The Telegraph understands.Suffolk Police confirmed a 44-year-old British man forced his way onto the airfield at RAF Mildenhall on Monday afternoon, having initially entered into a dispute at the base’s entrance.The incident triggered a security lockdown.  Suffolk Police confirmed the incident was not terrorist-related and a 44-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass.A spokesman said: “Shots were fired by American service personnel and a man has been detained with cuts and bruises and taken into custody.” The driver approached the main gate of the US base, which is manned by both US Air Force personnel and Ministry of Defence police. “No other people have been injured as a result of the incident.” Here’s the latest from Suffolk Police: “We are continuing to deal with an ongoing incident at RAF Mildenhall, it is considered that there is no wider threat to the public or occupants on the base.”One man has been arrested and police are not looking for anyone else on the site.” 3:14PMPolice update: Shots were fired and man detained Members of the public are asked to avoid the area around RAF Mildenhall for the time being. More to follow shortly.— Suffolk Police (@SuffolkPolice) December 18, 2017 Police road block at RAF MildenhallCredit:GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY A force spokesman said: “Suffolk Police were contacted at approximately 1.40pm today to reports of a disturbance at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.”The base was put into lockdown and units responded immediately. Police road block at RAF Mildenhallcenter_img A defence source said opening fire in such a situation was standard practice for the personnel guarding a base.The source said: “If you enter a military base forcibly you would expect an armed response.” Suffolk Police says officers are responding to reports of a "significant incident at RAF Mildenhall" 3:07PMUS military ‘shot at suspect’ 3:45PMSuffolk Police: No wider threat RAF Mildenhall is home to the 352nd Special Operations Wing which carries out missions to support America’s special forces. It is also home to the 100th Air Refuelling Wing of fuel tankers.The air base was built in 1930, but has been a US-operated base since 1959. America has announced its forces will leave the base next decade, some time after 2024.Junead Khan, a delivery driver from Luton, was convicted last year of plotting to behead a US serviceman in Britain outside RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.His trial heard that he may have been planning to carry out an attack on Westminster.It was also revealed that he had posted a video on YouTube called ‘ISIS drives around Westminster’, which featured music praising the terror group. Police are responding to reports of a significant incident at RAF Mildenhall, further details shortly, follow us for any updates.— Suffolk Police (@SuffolkPolice) December 18, 2017 Suffolk Police says officers are responding to reports of a “significant incident at RAF Mildenhall”Credit:Chris Radburn/PA Wire Police have responded to reports of a disturbance at RAF Mildenhall in #Suffolk and a man has been detained with cuts and bruises and taken into custody. No other people have been injured as a result of the incident.Read more –— Suffolk Police (@SuffolkPolice) December 18, 2017 Suffolk police said: “Shots were fired by American service personnel and a man has been detained with cuts and bruises and taken into custody. 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

Better flotation control maximises zinc recovery and raises concentrate grade

first_imgIM’s January issue will feature automation, in the mine. But in the processing plant, ABB’s Expert Optimizer has recently been used to automate Boliden’s zinc flotation circuits. The Garpenberg plant in Sweden is benefiting from successful application of Model Predictive Control (MPC) to a complete flotation circuit.ABB says it successfully applied its award winning Expert Optimizer solution to the zinc flotation circuits at Garpenberg. The solution applied MPC to help to stabilise the overall process, and maximise zinc revenue.ABB and Boliden have a long track record of successful collaborations in the field of automation technology and agreed to collaborate on a project to apply MPC to a complete flotation circuit. The aims were twofold. Firstly to stabilise the process to compensate for external factors, such as ore quality changes. Secondly, the zinc revenue should be maximised, through maximised recovery and higher concentrate grade.Successfully optimising the circuit required that three criteria be met. First, the behaviour of the process had to be predicted using a reliable dynamic model of the flotation circuit. Then cost functions and finally operating constraints were incorporated in order to produce a robust MPC application.In order to achieve certainty with regard to the controller benefits, a measurement campaign was started at the end of 2008 and finished in the middle of 2009. The results showed that concentrator efficiency (directly corresponding to revenue) was at least 1% higher when MPC was used, compared with the existing manual control strategy. In addition, the zinc concentrate grade has been higher and more consistent, while the recovery has remained at the same level.Henrik Lindvall, Process Engineer at Boliden, Garpenberg, said, “Following the successful testing period, Boliden is continuing to use Expert Optimizer on their Garpenberg zinc circuit and has continued to report good results throughout 2009”.Expert Optimizer, part of ABB’s cpmPlus suite of applications, is the recommended tool, by ABB, for implementation of advanced process control in general, and MPC in particular, in mineral processing. In addition to the general framework for MPC, Expert Optimiser also includes tools for implementation of soft sensors and artificial intelligence applications.last_img read more

Un léger séisme enregistré au Pays Basque

first_imgUn léger séisme enregistré au Pays BasqueCambo-les-Bains, France – Mardi, vers 14 heures, une secousse sismique a légèrement fait trembler Cambo-les-Bains, une commune située au sud-est de Bayonne.La terre a tremblé à 14 heures 7 minutes et 11 secondes. L’épicentre de ce séisme a été localisé à 43,26 degrés de latitude nord et 1,1 de longitude ouest, à 39 kilomètres au sud-est de Bayonne, a précisé le rapport de la Direction des applications militaires du Commissariat à l’énergie atomique. Une secousse que certains habitants de Cambo-les-Bains ont ressentie. Le centre opérationnel d’incendie et de secours des Pyrénées-Atlantiques aurait en effet reçu une dizaine d’appels suite à cette secousse de magnitude 3,7 qui n’a fait aucun dégât.Le 15 septembre 2010 à 15:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Jamaica saw two new Senators sworn in

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 21, 2017 – Kingston – Newly appointed Opposition Senators, Donna Scott-Mottley and Damion Crawford, were sworn in today (October 20), during the Senate’s sitting at Gordon House.   Both, who took the Oath of Allegiance during a brief swearing-in ceremony, fill the vacancies that were created following the resignation of former Opposition Senators, Councillor Dr. Angela Brown Burke and Mark Golding.Dr. Brown Burke and Mr. Golding are candidates in the upcoming by-elections for South West St. Andrew and South St. Andrew respectively, which will be held on October 30.Acting Leader of Government Business in the Senate, and Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., welcomed Mrs. Scott-Mottley and Mr. Crawford to the Upper House.   He expressed confidence that both will contribute to the rigorous debates that are a feature of the Senate’s sittings.“(I hope) they will certainly fall in line with the high standards that we try to keep as a review chamber. We look forward to the kind of cooperation and coordination that we all seek, and we certainly wish you both all the best throughout your term,” he said.For his part, Senate President, Hon. Tom Tavares-Finson, expressed confidence that the new appointees will contribute to the high standards of the sittings.“We trust that your stay here will be (as) long as you desire, and we trust that you will enjoy your stay with us and participate. The persons who have left us, Senator Brown Burke and Senator Golding, have left their mark here, and we know that you will also,” he said.Similar sentiments were expressed by Opposition Senator, K.D. Knight, in his welcome.In her response, Mrs. Scott Mottley, who has also been appointed as Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate, said she and Senator Crawford are committed to the people of Jamaica, and pledged to uphold the dignity of the Senate.“Mr. President, I did not swear that Oath lightly, it means a lot to me.   I pledge cordiality, even where we might have disagreements, and I am honoured to have been so warmly welcomed by the Senators on both sides.   It is indeed something that my colleague (and I) take very seriously,” she said.Mrs. Scott Mottley, who is an attorney-at -law, served as Government Senator in the early 1990s and again in 2005, while Mr. Crawford, who is a lecturer and businessman, served as Member of Parliament for East Rural St Andrew from 2011 to 2016.Release: JISlast_img read more

Media Industry MA Activity Remains Steady While Deal Value Spikes

first_img JEGI tracked 155 total deals across the B2B and consumer media and techonology space — roughly the same amount as in the first half of 2016 — but for a combined $25 billion. Taking out Microsoft’s $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn last June, which JEGI categorizes as a “B2B media and techonology” transaction, the 156 deals JEGI tracked over the first half of 2016 totaled just $3.1 billion.  That increase in overall deal value, reports JEGI, was primarily driven by a handful of significant transactions among consumer-facing publishers, including Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $7.3 billion purchase of Tribune Media Company. Notable deals on the B2B side include Blackstone Group’s acquisition of Global Sources for $489 million and Aurora Capital’s purchase of Randall Reilly for $230 million. The media industry saw an upswing in mergers and acquisitions activity in the first half of 2017, particularly among consumer-facing publishers, according to the latest figures from investment bank Jordan, Edmiston Group (JEGI). Looking forward, JEGI predicts that the market will remain active, citing strong confidence among both consumers and, in particular, small business owners. JEGI also tracked 33 deals categorized as part of the “exhibitions and conferences” sector, compared with 32 over the first half of last year, for a combined $1.1 billion (down from $2.3 billion a year ago). Major deals, according to JEGI, include Eventbrite’s acquisition of Ticketfly, and Folio: parent company Access Intelligence’s purchase of AdExchanger for an undisclosed sum. JEGI represented AdExchanger in that transaction.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of September 30 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of September 30, 2018:Full-Time Assistant Town Manager at Town of WilmingtonFull-Time Equipment Operator at Town of Wilmington (DPW)Part-Time Guest Service Desk Team Member at TargetPart-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time Local Route Delivery Driver at Gordon Food ServiceFull-Time Field Service Scheduler at AGFAPart-Time Package Handler at UPSFull-Time Delivery Driver at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time CNC Programmer at ConforMISFull-Time Manufacturing Technician at ConforMISFull-Time Professional Drivers & Movers at Xpress MoversPart-Time Work at Vector MarketingFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at New England Carpet MasterFull-Time Project Manager at Limbach HoldingsFull-Time Estimating Manager at Limbach HoldingsFull-Time General Service Manager at Limbach HoldingsFull-Time Route Sales Representative at AramarkFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time District Sales Manager (Heavy Duty & Filters) at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Laborers at Cam’s DemolitionFull-Time Sales District Leader Designate at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Technical Sales Specialist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Counter Sales Representative at S.G. TorricePart-Time Delivery Driver at Nick’s Pizza, Roast Beef & SubsFull-Time Customer Complaints Specialist/QC Inspector at CutisPharmaPart-Time Laborer/Supervisor at Two Men And A TruckPart-Time DOT Delivery Driver at FedEx ExpressFull-Time Memory Care Activities Staff Person at Windsor PlaceFull-Time Service Technician at SERVPROFull-Time Business Manager at TorchMark AILFull-Time Benefits Coordinator at Serur AgenciesFull-Time Manufacturing Technician at AmetekPart-Time Recreation Assistant at CareOneFull-Time Employee Relations Specialist at UniFirstFull-Time Delivery Driver at J. Polep Distribution ServicesFull-Time Customer Service Representative at SpeedwayPart-Time Customer Service Representative at SpeedwayPart-Time Summer Intern at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time “Athlete” at Olympia SportsFull-Time Banker at People’s United BankFull-Time Installer at SunRunPart-Time Package Handler at UPSFull-Time C.A.R.E.S. Site Coordinator at Wilmington Public SchoolsPart-Time C.A.R.E.S. Nurse at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Settlement Operations Manager at Ametros Financial CorporationFull-Time Client Success Representative at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Customer Success Advisor at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Merchandiser at Frito LayPart-Tine Nanny For 2 Wilmington KidsFull-Time Client Service Representative at AllOne HealthFull-Time Document Control Specialist at SymboticFull-Time Sales Representative at Family Protection NetFull-Time Systems Administrator at UniFirstFull-Time National Account Executive at UniFirstFull-Time Instructional Designer at UniFirstFull-Time Chemical Mix Operator B at Lubrizol CorporationFull-Time Manager at Dunkin DonutsFull-Time Crew Member at Dunkin DonutsPart-Time Host/Dining Room Coordinator at Red Heat TavernPart-Time Bartender at Red Heat TavernFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at New England Carpet MasterFull-Time Assistant Store Manager at Nouria Energy(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Party Politics National Edition Ep 26 Lets Talk About Tax Baby

first_img 00:00 /20:13 X Listen On this episode of Party Politics, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus dive into this week’s intense national news cycle:Roll Tide—Alabama picks the other guy that President Trump didn’t endorse White House insiders using personal emailsGraham-Cassidy, healthcare 3.0 goes downTravel ban extendedNFL vs. TrumpThen, the profs talk about whether, with healthcare reform off the table, it is time for tax reform again. As always, don’t forget to listen to our weekly Texas-centered episodes, too!Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay and Edel Howlin. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.   This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharecenter_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more

Hot muscled guys hilariously recreate Rihanna in viral video

first_imgThe original video shows the Umbrella singer applying foundation onto her shoulder and sultrily rubbing it in.Then the new and improved video goes a little bit further… okay, maybe a lot further.The first muscled guy puts some lotion on his shoulder and then rubs it in with a toilet brush.Then the second one uses a mop.And then somehow a dog gets a cameo.Photo: jempt / InstagramYou have to see it to believe it. Originally posted to the Instagram account of French personal trainer Jeremy Fontanet Cullens, it made its way to Reddit.Then it found it’s way to Twitter and went viral. At the time of writing it has over 55,000 retweets and 110,000 favorites.See the viral video:I think I’m doing this right from r/gifsthatkeepongiving A group of hot muscled personal trainers hilariously recreated Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty promo video. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… See this man hilariously recreate Instagram thirst traps from Queer Eye’s AntoniStraight guy hilariously freaks out over his dog being called gayGay men, stop hot-shaming me for going to the gymRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : GAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Muscled guys hilariously recreate Rihanna Fenty Beauty video. | Photo: jempt / Instagramlast_img read more

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first_img Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more October 4, 2012 — New research from the Netherlands shows that the switch from screen film mammography (SFM) to digital mammography (DM) in large, population-based breast cancer screening programs improves the detection of life-threatening cancer without significantly increasing detection of clinically insignificant disease. Results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology.DM’s higher sensitivity at detecting breast cancer raised concerns that its introduction into screening programs would increase the diagnosis of clinically unimportant cancers — cancers that, if left undetected and therefore untreated, would never have surfaced clinically in the person’s lifetime. Data analysis showed an increased incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a precursor for invasive breast cancer, in the years after the introduction of population-based screening with DM. The development of low-grade DCIS can extend over more than three decades; however, high-grade DCIS is associated with far more rapid cancer invasion. “More DCIS and invasive cancers are detected with the use of DM in breast cancer screening compared to SFM,” said Adriana M.J. Bluekens, M.D., from the National Expert and Training Centre for Breast Cancer Screening in Nijmegen and St. Elisabeth Hospital in Tilburg, both in the Netherlands. “In the mix of low- to high-grade DCIS lesions, there is no shift to the detection of low-grade lesions in digital screening. Instead of this, we noticed a larger amount of high-grade lesions, which are regarded as precursors of high-grade invasive tumors.”To learn more about the impact of DM on screening programs, Dutch researchers compared it with SFM in screening mammograms performed between 2003 and 2007. Recall was indicated in 18,896 cases out of almost two million mammograms studied, and 6,410 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. As expected, DM had a higher initial sensitivity for detecting cancer, with a detection rate per thousand of 6.8, compared with 5.6 for SFM. Detection of high-grade DCIS with DM was 58.5 percent, compared with 50.5 percent for SFM. “This gain is largely due to enhanced depiction of microcalcifications with DM, resulting in improved detection of DCIS and invasive carcinoma with an intraductal component,” Bluekens said.The initial recall rate was higher with DM: 4.4 percent, compared with 2.6 percent for SFM. However, the transition to digital mammography did not result in a disproportionate increase in low-grade DCIS lesions, which are linked to possible overdiagnosis. The findings provide further evidence of the benefits of population-based breast cancer screening programs that use DM, according to Bluekens.“The follow-up period of the different digital screening programs is not sufficiently long enough to analyze mortality effect separately from that of SFM,” she noted. “However, surrogate parameters, such as stage distribution and tumor characteristics of DM-detected cancers, do indicate the continuation of mortality decrease with the transformation of SFM to DM in screening programs.Researchers cautioned that the results were based on analysis of data from the Dutch screening program, with its focus on balancing the rates of detection, recall and false-positives. Numbers from the U.S. screening program, which focuses more on a high detection rate, would likely be different.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Related Content News | October 04, 2012 Digital Mammography Improves Population-Based Breast Cancer Screening IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more read morelast_img read more

First US commercial flight lands in subdued Havana as Cuba mourns Fidel

first_img Source: The Associated Press First U.S. commercial flight lands in subdued Havana as Cuba mourns Fidel Monday, November 28, 2016 Share Tags: Cuba HAVANA — The first regularly scheduled commercial flight in more than 50 years from the United States to Havana has landed, but the flight’s arrival comes as Cubans began week-long memorial services paying homage to revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.American Airlines held a small celebration before the flight departed from Miami and gave passengers straw hats that said “ Cuba” on the back. Forty-five-year-old passenger Tamara Cara says the flight’s landing was emotional for many.U.S. flights to other cities in Cuba began earlier this year and the number of Americans visiting the island has increased rapidly, though from a low base.After Fidel Castro died over the weekend, thousands of Cubans are lining up early near Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution for the start of week-long services bidding farewell to the man who ruled the country for nearly half a century.Memorial services are slated to begin Monday at 9 a.m. when simultaneous 21-gun salutes will sound in the capital and in the eastern city of Santiago, where Castro launched his revolution in 1953.“There’s a genuine feeling of mourning, that’s not a formality, that’s not showy, that’s not outward-focused, but rather completely intimate,” former National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcon said on state television Sunday.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyOrdinary people have largely been staying at home, off streets hushed by a prohibition on music and celebration during the nine days of official mourning for Castro. For some, particularly younger Cubans, Castro’s death barely registered.As Cuba prepares a massive commemoration for the leader of its socialist revolution, tens of thousands of high-season travellers have found themselves accidental witnesses to history — and smack in the middle of a sombre city that’s little like its usual exuberant self.“Who knows what tomorrow or after nine days brings in terms of the country and what happens for the future,” said Graham Palmer, a 36-year-old financial director from London. “And I think we will certainly look back at the airport tomorrow and feel quite privileged that we’ve been here.”“We picked up the (Communist Party) Granma paper from yesterday, so we’ve got that,” said his companion, 36-year-old marketing worker Emma Taylor.“I think we could quite even think about framing it,” Palmer interjected. “It’s quite poignant.”Yet they and other travellers said that in addition to the awe at being present as Cubans honour one of the 20th century’s most influential leaders, there’s a tinge of regret at seeing such a subdued Havana.Many museums have closed their doors, and a state-sanctioned ban on live music has shuttered concerts and nightspots including the famed Tropicana nightclub. Old Havana these days is eerily devoid of the roving troubadours whose Buena Vista Social Club croonings normally echo through the cobblestone streets. And the 1950s classic cars that function as collective taxis are doing without the usual reggaeton at max volume.More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?Martin Sawicki, a 34-year-old accountant from Warsaw, Poland, said he was unable to visit the University of Havana or the Revolution Plaza, where Castro’s ashes are to be on display starting Monday. Workers there have already cordoned off access to the towering monument to independence hero Jose Marti.Meanwhile a citywide ban on most alcohol sales means those savoring Cuban cigars for the first time have to do so without the traditional accompanying snifter of rum.“They tell us, sorry but we are not serving beer,” said Sawicki. “It’s a little bit annoying because we would like to have a glass of beer in the evening.”More than 3 million tourists visited Cuba last year, and the government expects even more this season as interest explodes due to detente between Havana and Washington. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Most of Tuesday afternoon was spent reading reports about Andy Reid’s likelihood of landing in the desert.The deposed Philadelphia Eagles coach is arguably the highest-profile name on the market right now, and he would seem like a great fit for the Cardinals.Career winning record? Check.Ability to put together a good coaching staff? Check.Name recognition for fans? Check.Ability to coach quarterbacks? Not only a check, but maybe the biggest selling point for a Reid/Cardinals marriage. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   Top Stories However, as the day wore on reports went from Reid being almost certain to join the Cardinals to simply setting up an interview later in the week, and then word leaked out the coach was set to interview with the Kansas City Chiefs about their job opening before the Cards get a chance to talk with him. Uh oh?Also, if you know agent Bob Lamonte’s MO (reps Reid, Gruden, Holmgren), it sure looks like #Cardinals are the ones getting used.— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) January 2, 2013 A Yahoo! Sports NFL insider, Cole’s suggestion is as interesting as it is disturbing. Could Reid be playing the Cardinals in an effort to get a better deal somewhere else? Maybe he has little interest in the Cardinals or his former QB Kevin Kolb, and would rather start fresh with the team that currently holds the top pick in the 2013 draft. It would not be the first time the Cardinals were used as leverage for someone to head to Kansas City, as Vonnie Holliday’s flirtation with Arizona in 2003 ultimately led to him getting a big offer from the Chiefs. In a twist of irony, though, Holliday ended up with the Cardinals after all, albeit quite a few years later.At any rate, until Reid signs on the dotted line for a different team Cole’s report — like everyone else’s before him — is merely speculation. last_img read more