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Plans to turn Klondikes gold rush history into a world heritage site

first_imgAPTN National NewsDawson City and the Tr’ondek Whitchin First Nation in the Yukon are working on a plan.The two groups are going to nominate the Klondike famous for its gold rush history as a world heritage site.And as APTN’s Shirley McLean reports, the First Nation says, it’s a shared history worth the designation.last_img


Joint AfricanUN envoy fosters effort to bring all Darfur groups into peace

AU-UN Joint Special Representative Ibn Chambas met the Chadian leader yesterday in N’Djamena, Chad’s capital, to discuss the deteriorating security situation in Darfur where a Rwandese AU-UN peacekeeper was killed by unknown elements on Sunday.Mr. Chambas reiterated the need for durable peace to end the seemingly intractable conflict that has already raged on for more than 10 years, and discussed his plans to engage the non-signatory movements in a technical workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in December.The Sudanese Government and two major rebel groups have so far committed to the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), named after the Qatari capital where talks were held to end the conflicts between the Government and various armed groups which have led to the deaths of tens if not hundreds of thousands and displaced nearly two million since they first erupted in early 2003.The Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) signed on last year and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) signed a framework agreement in January, but several other groups have yet to come fully on board, including JEM-Bashar, JEM-Gibril and the Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minawi. During his talks with Mr. Chambas, President Déby acknowledged that peace in Darfur is essential for regional security, noting that the conflict has had grave socio-economic consequences for Chad. He deplored the worsening security situation in Darfur, which has stopped Sudanese refugees in Chad from returning to their country, stressed that the international community needs to be more involved in the peace process to steer the non-signatory movements towards negotiations and dialogue, and assured Mr. Chambas of Chad’s support and cooperation.The meeting followed an earlier visit by Mr. Chambas to South Sudan as part of a tour of Sudan’s neighbours to underscore the importance of inter-regional cooperation in resolving the Darfur conflict not only for its people but also for the peace and stability of the entire region. read more


Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 12 April 2013

DOWNLOAD1. Transport Secretary visits Commercial Vehicle Show2. New car registrations rise 5.9% in March3. First phase of new business bank launched4. Government publishes skills strategy paper5. Review to boost growth opportunities for universities and businesses launched6. Fallon appointed as new Energy minister7. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)


Freshmen Fidler and Nanne bring childhood friendship to OSU mens hockey team

OSU freshman forward Miguel Fidler (left) and OSU freshman defender Tyler Nanne (right). Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State Department of AthleticsOhio State freshmen Miguel Fidler and Tyler Nanne’s hockey careers represent a life-sized version of a Chinese finger trap.Wherever one goes, the other is most likely there, too.With a hockey tradition as strong as they come in Minnesota, the Fidler and Nanne families have been tied together long before Fidler and Nanne laced up their skates for the first time.Fidler’s father, Mike, played hockey at Boston University before embarking on his NHL career, spanning 271 games with Cleveland, Minnesota, Hartford and Chicago. While he was in Minnesota with the North Stars, Mike Fidler played under general manager Lou Nanne, Tyler’s grandfather.Tyler’s father, Marty Nanne, played at the University of Minnesota before spending three seasons in the International Hockey League with Saginaw and Indianapolis. His brother, Louie, currently plays for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his cousin, Vinni Lettieri, plays for Minnesota.Quickly becoming best friends in youth hockey, Miguel Fidler and Tyler Nanne developed their games to an exceptional level. Once they began their high school careers at Minnesota powerhouse Edina, the aforementioned finger trap took its stranglehold.During high school, they were both drafted by the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League, the top junior hockey league in the country.Nanne committed to OSU in January 2014 and, after a little nudging and persuasion, Fidler followed suit that May following their back-to-back state titles.That June, Nanne was selected in the fifth round (142nd overall) by the New York Rangers in the NHL draft. To no surprise, Fidler was taken by the Florida Panthers with the very next pick.Given their history, Nanne was ecstatic.“Just to be drafted was special, but back-to-back was even more special,” Nanne said.They spent the 2014-15 season in the USHL. Nanne was traded to Sioux Falls, but it wasn’t long before he was traded again to Madison, where he was reunited with Fidler. The 2015-16 campaign for the two will begin, once again, on the same team.Will the coincidences ever stop? Fidler doesn’t seem to think so.“Every year I think it’ll stop, but every year something new happens that we’ll end up somewhere together,” Fidler said.As with any relationship that lasts the better part of 12 years, there’s the occasional disagreement, but it always blows over quickly.“Me and Tyler are so close that we’ll fight like enemies one time then we’ll be best friends the next,” Fidler said. “He’s one of my closest friends. I’ve known him probably the longest I’ve known anyone.”Thus, their careers are set to begin with the Scarlet and Gray. No matter how much they’ve been scouted by junior teams or colleges over the years, Fidler and Nanne said they know what each other can bring to the table better than anyone.“He works extremely hard,” Fidler said about Nanne. “He practices all his skills all the time. He’s an incredible skater, one of the best I’ve seen. He’s got an incredible shot and he’s got really good vision. He’s going to be a big asset for our team.”The duo also said they know that Columbus stands as a pit stop for bigger things to come. But in order to get ready for the next level, there’s further development that needs to happen at OSU.“Growing as a person, maturing on and off the ice,” Nanne said. “The main thing is getting bigger, faster, stronger and keeping up with the play. Everyone’s good. It’s just a matter of if you want to be great.”Regardless of what happens when their time at OSU is over, their paths seem likely to cross at some point once again.“Ending up at the same college and sticking with it to the end means a lot,” Nanne said. “It’s a coincidence, but at the same time, when you’re with someone for that long, it’s a blessing to have them in your life for such a long time by your side.”They wouldn’t have it any other way. read more


Massachusetts top court rules against Exxon in climate change probe

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedExxon profit nearly doubles, but falls short of expectationsJuly 28, 2017In “latest news”Disgraced Trinidad-born chemist out of US prisonApril 12, 2016In “latest news”“I don’t know about apology” – AGMarch 30, 2017In “Local News” BOSTON, (Reuters) – Massachusetts’ top court today rejected Exxon Mobil Corp’s bid to block the state’s attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels play in climate change.Attorney General Maura HealeyThe Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Attorney General Maura Healey had jurisdiction to seek records to probe whether the oil company’s marketing or sale of fossil fuel products violated the state’s consumer protection law.The ruling marked another setback for Exxon after a federal judge in March dismissed a related lawsuit it filed seeking to block investigations by Healey and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.Exxon argued that as a corporation incorporated in Texas and New Jersey, Healey had no basis to issue a demand for documents in 2016 to conduct a Massachusetts-based investigation of whether the oil company misled consumers and investors.But Justice Elspeth Cypher, writing for a 6-0 court, said jurisdiction existed because of Exxon’s control over advertising conducted for more than 300 franchise gas stations operating under the Exxon and Mobil brands in the state.She said Healey’s probe related to how manmade greenhouse gas emissions had caused climate change, “a distinctly modern threat that grows more serious with time, and the effects of which are already being felt in Massachusetts.”Healey in a statement declared victory and said Exxon must come forward with the truth about what it knew about climate change and when it knew it.“The people of Massachusetts – and people everywhere – deserve answers,” she said.Exxon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Healey and Schneiderman launched their investigations following news reports in 2015 saying Exxon’s own scientists determined that fossil fuel combustion must be reduced to mitigate the impact of climate change.Those reports by InsideClimate News and the Los Angeles Times were based on documents from the 1970s and 1980s. Exxon contended that the documents were not inconsistent with its public positions.Exxon has said the investigations were politically motivated. It filed a lawsuit challenging Healey’s records request and filed another case in federal court challenging the probes by her and Schneiderman. read more


Marvels Best Ongoing Series of 2016

first_img2016 is coming to a close, and Geek.com is taking a look back at the year in pop culture. With that amazing Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer that dropped last night, we figured it would be best to start with a look at some of the best, must-read Marvel Comics series of 2016! This list can include any series from the publisher that was ongoing in 2016, whether it began, ended, or ran throughout the year.1. VisionSuperstar writer, Tom King (Batman, Omega Men) with artist Gabriel H. Walta and colorist Jordie Bellaire, have just recently wrapped their twelve issue run on Vision for Marvel Comics. Surely a modern classic, Vision takes a dark look at the avenging android, taking him and his new family to their lowest points. A look at humanity, grief, and sacrifice, Vision managed to be one of the most human books of the year despite, well, being about synthezoids.Both Volumes #1 and #2 are available now.2. Black PantherWriter Ta-Nehisi Coates, known for his work on The Atlantic and his book, Between The World And Me, was tapped by Marvel to write the newest launch of Black Panther, meant to launch alongside his appearance in the Captain America: Civil War. A superhero story ingrained with all of the politics of Game of Thrones; the new Black Panther series is exactly the kind of series we need right now. A spin-off, World of Wakanda, recently released its first issue as well.Black Panther Book 1 is out now.3. Black WidowComing off of their Eiser award-winning run on Daredevil, writer Mark Waid and writer/artist Chris Samnee have set their aim on Marvel’s woman of mystery. The new Black Widow series, which began in March of this year, reads like a spec script for a Black Widow standalone movie. Sending Natasha back to fight her past in the Red Room works extremely well, and Chris Samnee is a master of visual storytelling.Black Widow Volume 1 is available for purchase now. 4. Civil War II: KINGPINFan-favorite writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz put out one of the most compelling books of the year in the Civil War II: Kingpin mini-series. A story focusing on what makes the man who he is, Kingpin is the series we have needed since the character’s starring role on the Daredevil Netflix series. Rosenberg’s series was so well received that he has gotten his own Kingpin ongoing that will begin in February 2017.The first 120 pages have been collected and are on sale now.5. Patsy Walker aka HELLCAT!While Marvel has had no shortage of great women lead titles in recent years, with Ms. Marvel, Thor, and Squirrel Girl to name a few, Patsy Walker aka Hellcat! really stood out as something special. One of the most genuine comics coming out from the publisher, Hellcat! focuses on the superhero antics of a young woman just trying to find her place in the world, while also trying to do right by those close to her. A breath of fresh air, Hellcat! by writer Kate Leth and artist Brittney Williams has been on the publisher’s most consistent titles every month, always a breath of fresh air.Hellcat had two volumes out now for you to buy.6. Howard the DuckHoward the Duck may have recently reappeared in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but the character had faded into the background in recent years. The newest series by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Joe Quinones brought the feathery curmudgeon back into the spotlight, giving him a solid supporting cast of his own and dragging him into every nook and cranny of the Marvel Universe. A ridiculously fun story of finding your place in the world, Howard recently wrapped up its run with two volumes. Follow writer Chip Zdarsky to his new Star-Lord series which begins later this month, and artist Joe Quinones to his Miss America Chavez series coming out next year.Three Volumes are out now for purchase.7. The UltimatesWriter Al Ewing has been writing Marvel team books consistently for the past few years, and while they have all been great, his masterpiece is the recent Ultimates series. A team of cosmic scale Avengers, featuring Captain Marvel, Blue Marvel, Miss America, Black Panther, and Monica Rambeau, the book featured the team going up the cosmos in an effort to save the fabric of reality. One of the most fun series coming out, it was recently relaunched as Ultimates2.Volume one is available now, while Volume 2 will be hitting shelves January 3rd, 2017.8. Darth VaderEver since Marvel relaunched the Star Wars series at the beginning of 2015, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca’s Darth Vader stood above the rest. A space epic that really explored not only Darth Vader’s place in the galaxy but the true scope of his power, the series was a constant joy to read and a great love letter to the source material. It recently wrapped up with issue #25, with a Doctor Aphra spin-off recently beginning.Volume 4 is out now for purchase.last_img read more


MovieBob Reviews IT 2017

first_imgStay on target MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Is IT good?Is what good?The movie.Which movie?IT.It what?The movie.Which movie?IT!It what?The movie. IT.The movie it… what?Stop that.Sorry. Yes, IT is very good – I’m as surprised as you are.Yeah… why is it that Stephen King (horror) movies usually aren’t good?Welll… King is reall good at writing a book – but he’s great at writing a lot. Stephen King books are packed: People, places, details, backstories, concepts, descriptions, regressions, digressions, geneaology, history, geography… packed. Stephen King describes a desk the way other authors describe their entire cast of main characters. That’s why his stuff works: Whatever story he decides to tell, he’s gonna pack it with nuance and detail and depth and otherwise-extraneous worldbuilding detail until it feels complete and full and omnidimensional even if the actual boiled-down solid “content” is “only” your basic ghost story.…but scary movies are different from scary books – is that the idea?Pretty much. A scary book can digress at length away from the visceral scary business because the game tends to be mounting existential dread, whereas scary movies tend to work best at a faster clip leaving only enough breathing room between scares. So all the details and nuance that make Stephen King “Stephen King” tend to be the first stuff you have to cut for the movie – and a lot of the time that’s meant winding up with “only” the basic-level campfire-story premise at the center.So why does this one work?Good filmmaking. Also, they toss out about half the story and save it for the sequel.Come again?IT was always considered one of the most unfilmable King books because it’s basically two complete books worth of story set in two different alternating non-linear time periods (the main characters as children and the same characters as adults). It runs over a thousand pages and comprises an uneasy fusion of realistic horror, supernatural horror, Lovecraftian cosmic-horror, childhood drama, adult nostalgia, abuse-survival melodrama, and deconstructionist Americana. And even regarding pure “genre” leaps back and forth between serial-killer, ghost-hunting, and monster-on-the-loose narratives… but if you trim it down too much, you just end up with another scary clown movie. So the solution here is to shuffle all the adult-timeline stuff (and most of the “what’s actually happening?” mythology stuff) off to a sequel to be made later and just focus on the kids-versus-monster story.So then what’s THIS movie about?It takes place over the summer of 1988 in Derry, Maine. Our heroes are a group of misfit schoolkids nicknamed “The Losers,” who believe that a malevolent evil clown called “Pennywise” that they’ve all been seeing in nightmares/visions/etc is responsible for Derry’s unusually high number of missing children cases (including their nominal leader’s younger brother a year ago).  They come to suspect that Pennywise is actually something much worse than a mere evil clown and is, in fact, responsible for Derry’s dark history of unexplained tragedies over several centuries. Ultimately, they resolve to figure out where “IT” lives and find a way to kill it.Sounds kind of… familiar?Yeah, that is an issue. King likes to revisit certain specific tropes over and over, and he used a lot of them together in IT. Things like Haunted New England towns, cosmic horror masquerading as demonic horror, misfits forming surrogate families, clingy mothers, abusive fathers, bullied nerdy kids, beautiful-but-damaged girls who befriend awkward geeky boys who “get them,” 50s nostalgia (here reimagined as nostalgia for 80’s nostalgia for the 50s) fear of disease/death… it’s all in here, and it’s all feels unavoidably similar to other King-based movies and the countless movies, books and TV shows that have “borrowed” from IT over the years. Also, one of the kids from Stranger Things is in this too, so… yeah.Does that hurt it?Shockingly, not really. It’s not the most original narrative of all time (and not just because they already filmed this once as a so-so TV miniseries best remembered for an iconic Tim Curry performance as Pennywise) but it’s a well told, well conceived story with terrific characters and really strong payoffs. There’s some dynamite filmmaking on display from director Andres Muschietti, and the kids are all very solid – which is never a guarantee when you’re doing ostensibly “adult drama” with child actors. As movies about kids fighting off supernatural evil because adults won’t believe them go, it’s up there with The Devil’s Backbone – or perhaps a not-funny cousin of The Monster Squad.So it’s scary?Very – which is quite a feat considering Pennywise could easily become “not scary” given how big and “showy” of a monster he (and his various powers and abilities) tend to be from scene to scene. It helps that Muschietti understands that this is more of a monster movie than a “spectral” horror movie like Insidious or The Conjuring; so Pennywise can be tactile and aggressive and the good guys can be afforded cathartic “applause moments” of escape and/or triumph. And, it must be said, Bill Skarsgard’s turn as Pennywise is almost certainly an iconic, potentially star-making performance.I’ve heard the “kid section” of the book storyline ends in a really, really, really, REALLY uncomfortable way…Yeah, they don’t do that here.So you recommend it?Absolutely. One of the year’s best horror films.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more


Scientists Discover New Bizarre EelLike Creature in Florida

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Stay on target Florida residents, you have a new neighbor — and it has the body of an eel and the spots of a leopard. It also has two small arms with gills sticking out of its body, and lives in the swamps of the Panhandle.The creature is actually a new species of legless salamander or siren. It is being officially called Siren reticulata, or the Reticulated Siren, and its discovery was published in the journal PLOS One journal last week.Scientists say the two-foot-long Reticulated Siren is among the largest species discovered in the United States in over 100 years.“In this study we use morphological and genetic evidence to describe a previously unrecognized species from southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle,” the authors wrote in their paper.“We name this species the Reticulated Siren, Siren reticulata. Future studies will enable more precise phylogenetic information about S. reticulata and will almost surely reveal additional undescribed species within the family.”It took the authors about five years of searching the Florida Panhandle before they could collect enough specimens to describe the species.The Okaloosa County, Florida location of the Siren reticulata captured in 2009 by one of the paper’s authors, David Steen. (Photo Credit: PLOS One)One of the research authors, David A. Steen, who works at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, captured the first specimen of the Reticulated Siren in 2009 while trapping turtles within Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County, Florida.The authors then attempted to collect more specimens at Eglin Air Force Base as well as at Conecuh National Forest and in Lake Jackson, but failed. In 2014, however, they were finally successful when they found more specimens in a freshwater marsh adjacent to Lake Jackson in Walton County, Florida.According to National Geographic, there have been rumors for decades that an eel-like creature with leopard spots lurked in the swamps of Florida and Alabama. “It was basically a mythical beast,” Steen told NationalGeographic.com.The Reticulated Siren was so hard to find because it spends its entire life below the surface of the water, the scientists said. It also likes turbid water, which makes observations difficult.“What immediately jumps out about the reticulated siren that makes it so different from currently-recognized species is its dark and reticulated [or net-like] pattern,” said Steen. “It also seems as though they have a disproportionally-smaller head, as compared to other sirens.”According to the paper, the Reticulated Siren has “an elongate, eel-like body shape, two forelimbs, no eyelids, a lateral line, enlarged external gill fimbriae associated with gill slits, and a horny beak in place of the premaxillary teeth typical of other salamanders.”The authors are hoping the discovery of the species opens the doors for more researchers: “We hope the data we present here inspire others to prioritize further study of this group of fascinating amphibians and fund associated research.”Read the research paper here.More on Geek.com:Monk Seal With Eel Stuck Up Its Nose Caught on CameraBadass Bobcat Kitten Named Mr. Murderbritches Released Back Into the WildHow Do Spiders Survive the Winter?last_img read more


Deschamps insists Pogba needs help at United

first_imgFrance national team head coach Didier Deschamps insists Paul Pogba needs help at Manchester United, adding that the midfielder can’t win matches for the club on his own.Deschamps also defended Pogba’s leadership qualities after he was stripped of captaincy duties by United manager, Jose Mourinho.Asked about Pogba’s performances for France compared to his displays at United, Deschamps said, according to FourFourTwo:“For Paul it depends not only on him but also the team he is in, the collective way of playing. It is not a case of one player who makes the team win.”“There are a few things people ought to know. First of all there is an image of Paul that doesn’t correspond to who he is. Maybe it is because he is a bit eccentric, a bit demonstrative.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He has been with me since 2013 – that is five years now – and the way he functions is not about him for himself, it is him as part of the group. That is really important.”“His image in the media makes everything quite complicated. The amount of the transfer to Manchester United is ridiculous … it wasn’t easy to manage.”“During this World Cup he managed to get a normal image back. The fact he talks, it liberates him a bit, but the most important thing is that Paul came to this World Cup with a very precise idea: he wanted to prepare himself to be world champion. That is what he had in his mind.”Deschamps also praised Pogba and his leadership within the France squad, saying: “He has taken many things upon himself. He has been a leader. Each time he had to talk and express himself it was always very positive. It’s the words he uses and the atmosphere and the feeling that comes across.”“He is not the only one but he is one of the leaders who took it upon himself because the group needed it. On the pitch, he did what needed to be done as well.”last_img read more


Growth Plan for Bank of The Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bahamas, bank of bahamas, Perry G. Christie Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Recommended for you Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNASSAU, 31 Oct 2014 – Statement byThe Right Honourable Perry G. Christie MPPrime Minister and Minister of FinanceFor 25 years, successive governments have worked hard to transform Bank of The Bahamas from a foreign owned entity into a fully Bahamian owned clearing bank with a unique mix of public and private sector ownership, offering to the public a wide range of banking services in New Providence, Grand Bahama and various Family Islands where other clearing banks have historically shown little interest in going. Today:• BOB is 100% Bahamian-owned : 65% by the Government of The Bahamas, with the remaining 35% being widely held by some 3,500 Bahamian shareholders.• BOB now has total assets of $771 million dollars, compared with only $93 million when the Government acquired ownership of the bank from the Bank of Montreal 25 years ago in 1988.• BOB has approximately 40,000 depositors today with deposits totalling $679 million dollars.• BOB has total loan assets of approximately $650 million dollars• BOB operates through 14 branches in The Bahamas • BOB employs more than 350 Bahamians.With all that successive governments have done over the years as majority shareholders of the bank, the guiding resolve has remained the same: • to maintain the safety and security of customer deposits at all times; • to ensure that the bank is operated in accordance with regulatory norms imposed by the Central Bank of The Bahamas and industry “best practices” ;• to ensure that the bank delivers its services to its customers at a world-class standard and in a way that is relevant and responsive to the needs of Bahamians and their national economy ;and • to ensure that at all times the bank is backed by what is colloquially referred to as the “full, faith and credit” of the government as the majority shareholder, while at the same time preserving the integrity of the bank through a policy on non-interference by the government in day-to-day management and credit decision-making. Although between 1993 and 2012, BOB enjoyed an unbroken record of profitability, it has, in common with nearly all other clearing banks in The Bahamas, experienced reversals either resulting from or exacerbated by the recent global recession and, in particular, the last U.S. recession. In the case of the Bank of The Bahamas, the Central Bank, under the leadership of Governor Wendy Craigg, has carefully monitored BOB with particular reference to the risks posed by BOB’s portfolio of non-performing commercial loans. As part of this regulatory oversight, the Central Bank has engaged the Ministry of Finance in constructive dialogue on remediation strategies. Out of this has developed a specific plan of action.I am therefore pleased to announce this plan today. Here is how it will work:The Ministry of Finance has established a new Bahamian company, Bahamas Resolve Ltd (“Resolve”) which is wholly-owned and wholly controlled by the Government of The Bahamas. Resolve has taken over B$100M in troubled commercial loans from Bank of The Bahamas, thereby removing this risk from BOB’s books. In so doing, the Bank’s revenue prospects will be immediately and significantly improved. At the same time, shareholder value and the Bank’s overall financial condition will be enhanced as well. It will also allow Bank of The Bahamas to return to profitability in the near future and will restore full compliance with Central Bank and international regulatory standards for capital adequacy. I should like to emphasize, firstly, that no public treasury or National Insurance funds have been disbursed in connection with the assignment of these loans from BOB to Resolve. However, liability for these debts has been transferred to Resolve along with the benefit of the loans and the underlying security. And as the new owner of the transferred loans, Resolve will be putting special mechanisms in place to assist in the collection of the overdue loans. Secondly, I should also like to emphasize that this transaction, under which $100 million in commercial loan debt has been transferred from BOB to Resolve, was developed in close consultation with BOB’s legal advisors in this matter, Higgs & Johnson, and BOB’s external auditors, Ernst & Young, both of whom have provided affirmative opinions on the transaction. And thirdly, I should also like to emphasize that this kind of transaction is not fundamentally dissimilar to state-led re-structurings that were done or accommodated for a number of banks in the more developed economies of the world, including the U.S., in the wake of the 2008 recession. In addition to what I have just outlined, I wish to make it known that the Bahamas Government, consistently with its 65% stake in BOB, will be pursuing new initiatives designed to steer more public sector business and public employee credit demand towards the Bank of The Bahamas. In doing so, however, the Government will, of course, be mindful of its obligation to maintain a fair and competitive commercial environment for all banks in The Bahamas. I have therefore instructed the Ministry of Finance to determine the best course of action for achieving these objectives on a correctly balanced basis. In conjunction with the elements of the plan that I have just outlined, the Bank of The Bahamas will also undertake re-structuring action of its own to re-align and re-balance the bank’s business model towards more retail banking, consumer lending and e-banking products. BOB’s Board of Directors has also been directed to assess its management and cost structure, and to submit recommendations to the Government, as the majority shareholder, for management and administrative re-organization, before the end of 2014. Together, the plan and measures that I have outlined will help ensure the sustained stability and future growth and profitability of BOB. The Bank of The Bahamas bank has a great and prosperous future ahead of it. Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Nowlast_img read more


Turnquest tells Rotarians Bahamas Govt to be run like a business

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 1, 2017 – Nassau – In order to meet fiscal targets, Bahamas Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister told Rotarians last Thursday that The Bahamas Government will now be run like a private company.    “… the business case for expenditures must be made.    This is a practice in the private sector that will be strengthened within the public sector as we take and encourage our internal stakeholders to take an entrepreneurial view to Government business and services provided to our clients [namely] you the public.”The comments come following the National Address by Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, where it was explained there will be a 10% across the board cut in an austerity move to revive the economy of the country.    The DPM explained that every little bit helps as he outlined a reduction in emoluments and less travel and smaller travel delegations.“We will ask our Permanent Secretaries in their roles as Chief Financial Officers and our Directors, in their technical role, to review the services and programs that are offered and to look for areas of wastage, duplication, low-level priorities and extravagance.”On the earning side, the Finance Minister explained, “We expect to ramp up our investment promotions to jumpstart the economy over the coming months.”   DPM Turnquest said the Government is also in the process of developing fiscal responsibility legislation inclusive of consultation with the International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank that will provide a legal framework for reducing government debt to prudent levels.Deputy Prime Minister, Peter Turnquest was speaking on Fiscal Reform & Accountability in Government Finance during a meeting of Rotary Club of West Nassau at Poop Deck Sandyport.#MagneticMediaNews#DPMTurnquestspeakstoRotarians#BahamasGovernmenttoberunlikeabusiness Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#BahamasGovernmenttoberunlikeabusiness, #DPMTurnquestspeakstoRotarians, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more


Tabith to be BNPs card this time too

first_imgTabith Awal .File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is most likely to contest the by-poll to the mayoral post of the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) if it is held.Party insiders said the party has already taken a decision in principle in this regard and even almost finalised its candidate for the by-poll.They said BNP is going to pick its vice chairman Abdul Awal Mintoo’s son Tabith Awal as its mayoral candidate for the by-poll.Tabith Awal was BNP’s mayoral candidate in the maiden election to the Dhaka North City Corporation in 2015, but boycotted the civic polls halfway accusing his rival Annisul Huq, the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) backed candidate, of rigging the polls.Tabith, however, bagged as much as 300,000 votes in just three hours of balloting.The DNCC mayoral post fell vacant with the death of Annisul Huq on 30 November and the electoral law stipulates that the election commission should hold a by-poll to fulfil the vacant post within 90 days.BNP senior leaders, however, said they don’t think that the ruling AL would hold the by-polls at the end of the day because, they think, the by-poll to the local government body in the capital may emerge as a double-edged sword for the ruling party.BNP leaders said they think given the current state of the government, there is a risk for the ruling party to lose the by-poll if it’s held in a free and fair manner.And if the ruling AL once again resorts to muscle power to win the by-poll the way it did in the last DNCC polls, it will question the proposition of the very AL that a fair general election under the current government is possible.At the same time, the election commission will lose its credibility among the people, observed the BNP leaders.They alleged that the ruling AL may try to tactically avoid holding the by-poll.They said BNP will strongly contest the by-polls if it’s held finally.When contacted, BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury said, “The party will join the by-poll if it’s held. We’ve our last time’s candidate. There are some new aspirants too. We’ll take a decision in this regard once the election process begins.Names of Tabith’s father Abdul Awal Mintoo, retired army major Kamrul Islam and BNP-led 20-party alliance partner Bangladesh Jatiya Party (BJP) chairman Andaleeve Rahman Partho have also come up for discussion as the possible BNP candidate for the by-poll.When asked, Mintoo said he knows nothing about the by-poll, posing a few questions, “Will the by-poll be held at all? Will the BNP change its candidate this time?”A party insider closed to the party leadership said Abdul Awal Mintoo, Kamrul Islam and Andaleeve Rahman Partho met BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office on last Monday.According to the party insider, Khaleda spoke of Tabith Awal when one of the three raised the issue of mayoral candidature in the DNCC by-poll.last_img read more


Imrans PTI begins coalition talks as rivals plan protests

first_imgShahbaz Sharif (R), the younger brother of ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and head of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), arrives with opposition leader Maulana Fazalur Rehman (L) for a press conference after attending an All Parties Conference in Islamabad on 27 July 2018. — AFPImran Khan’s party said it has begun talks with independents and small parties to form a coalition government after a resounding triumph in Pakistan’s general election, as rival parties planned protests over alleged vote rigging.Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) won 115 seats in Wednesday’s ballot, short of the 137 needed for a simple majority but a surprisingly strong showing that helped fuel suspicion of rigging.The party has begun reaching out to potential coalition partners to form a government, according to spokesman Fawad Chaudhry, a task that analysts said should be straightforward.”We have contacted small parties and independent members, they will soon meet party leaders in Islamabad,” Chaudhry announced late Friday, adding that the process was likely to take about 10 days.Chaudhry’s comments followed an announcement by rival parties vowing to launch a protest “movement”, after foreign observers voiced concerns about the contest.More than a dozen parties calling themselves the All Parties Conference (APC) promised to protest over the results.However the group remained divided with some parties pledging to boycott joining the National Assembly and others calling for a new vote.The outgoing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party announced its support for the group but stopped short of saying it would boycott the new parliament.And the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which was notably absent from the APC, said in a separate announcement that it rejected the results, but vowed to try to convince the other parties to participate in the parliamentary process.The protests announcement late Friday came as the United States, the European Union and other observers voiced concerns over widespread claims that the powerful military had tried to fix the playing field in Khan’s favour.Khan’s victory represents an end to decades of rotating leadership between the PML-N and the Pakistan PPP that was punctuated by periods of military rule.The vote was meant to be a rare democratic transition in the Muslim country, which has been ruled by the powerful army for roughly half its history.But it was marred by violence and allegations of military interference in the months leading up to the vote, with Khan seen as the beneficiary.The former cricket star will face myriad challenges, including militant extremism, an economic crisis with speculation that Pakistan will have to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund, water shortages and a booming population.last_img read more


Online bullying ups aggression in kids

first_imgHave you ever been bullied in school, college or social media? A new study shows that the combined effect of both face-to-face and cyber-bullying may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour in teenagers.These bullied teenagers were twice as likely to show aggressive behaviours themselves like verbal hostility, physical fighting and damaging property.Teenagers who were victims of both face-to-face and cyber-bullying, representing three percent of the youth, were more than twice as likely as those experiencing just one form of bullying to engage in aggressive behaviours.“Victims who had been subjected to multiple forms of peer aggression were at increasingly greater risk of showing aggressive behaviours themselves,” said senior author Andrew Adesman from Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York.“These behaviours may involve retaliatory measures against their aggressors, acting aggressive in order to fend off future bullying attempts, or worse, learning by example and engaging in bullying of previously uninvolved peers,” Adesman added. The team analysed adolescents between ages 10 and 17, on how they behaved after experiencing face-to-face bullying, cyber-bullying and both.The results revealed that overall, 43 percent of the teens in the study reported having been the victim of face-to-face bullying, while seven percent reported that they experienced some form of cyber-bullying.Out of the teenagers who experienced both forms of victimisation, 38 per cent showed aggressive behaviour, compared with 15 per cent of those who were cyber-bullied and 4 percent of those were victims of face-to-face bullying.“This phenomenon may lead to a vicious cycle whereby bullies create bullies out of those they victimise.”The study was scheduled to be presented at the ongoing Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting in Baltimore in the US.last_img read more


Commerce stream students most likely to bunk classes feel teachers

first_imgKolkata: Teachers from different institutions in the city have shared contrasting opinion on the agitation of students from different colleges over their demand to appear for examinations even with low attendance. Interestingly, majority of students who agitated belong to theCommerce stream. According to experts, students affinity towards private tuition and pursuing other professional courses have resulted in class bunking. Eminent educationist and professor of Jadavpur University Kanak Sarkar said: “Skipping classes in commerce stream is nothing unusual. They have the opinion that there is no use in attending classes for the sake of a career. They are often found to go for other professional courses.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA section of teachers opine that these students believe classroom teaching will not help them in getting employed. They believe in employment through competitive examinations and professional courses. They also pursue studies related to Chartered Accountancy besides their study in BCom or MCom. Head of Commerce in Calcutta University Jadab Krishna Das said: “The students of BCom depend on private tuitions and bunk classes at will. But under the current system of Calcutta University students need to have 60 percent attendance and there is 10 marks allotted for attendance. So, they cannot stay away Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedfrom classes.” Under the current system, attendance is uploaded on the website from time to time so teachers cannot tamper with attendance. Teachers also maintained that with the current trend of movement among students, colleges should organise workshops or similar programmes and make students aware about the rules regarding attendance. The Calcutta University’s syndicate meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday where the issue of attendance will come up for a discussion.last_img read more


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first_imgNews | March 31, 2009 GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics Names New President and CEO Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Pascale Witz, president and CEO, GE Healthcare, Medical Diagnostics A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more March 19, 2009- John Dineen, president and CEO of GE Healthcare, has appointed Pascale Witz to the position of president and CEO, GE Healthcare, Medical Diagnostics. In her most recent assignment,Ms. Witz led GE Healthcare’s Healthcare Systems Interventional global business, which researches and develops innovative medical technologies to help physicians diagnose and treat disease earlier, faster and more accurately. “Leading the GE Medical Diagnostics team is an honor,” said Witz. “I’m eager to continue the mission of advancing medicine through novel diagnostic agents. We will raise the bar in diagnosing critical diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and heart failure.”“Pascale has a breadth of experience that makes her an ideal person to lead the Medical Diagnostics business,” said Dineen. “She brings an extensive background in molecular biology as well as imaging, both of which are critical to driving Medical Diagnostics’ development of its portfolio of innovative molecular diagnostic imaging agents.”For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. 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first_imgRoyal Caribbean The 2018/19 Royal Caribbean summer cruises were due to go on sale today, however the company says ‘… manoeuvering our mega-ships around the world is a mighty task at times, so we are not quite ready to go on sale just yet’, and it will now be early June. There will be updates in the coming weeks.last_img


Hit the beach before everyone else six sundrenched destinations for a June

first_img1. The Amalfi Coast, Italy – return flights from £34 Find flights to Dubrovnik from £67 return Average June temperature: 22°CBuilt on cliff-tops, and surrounded by towering walls, UNESCO-protected Dubrovnik was magical long before the Game Of Thrones crew turned up. It’s a place for lavish gelato-slurping, diving off the rocks and showy evening promenades – and now you can add location-spotting to the list. Glossy main street Stradun is one of many places that have doubled as parts of King’s Landing.Another regularly-used location is Lokrum Island, a 10 minute ferry ride from the Old Town. Here you can leap into the sparkling Adriatic at a clothing-optional beach, or splash in the small salt lake just north-east of the old monastery – before heading back to Dubrovnik for a sundowner. In June, you won’t have to work so hard to get a table, and you’ll have more time before the sun sinks into the sea, too. Where to stay: The family-owned Hotel Aquarius is a short stroll from Lapad Beach and has a suntrap pool terrace. Average June temperature: 22°CThe big, open beaches of southern Spain are at their best before the crowds descend in the school holidays. The likes of Playa Burriana, with its dozens of restaurants, beach volleyball courts and jetski rentals, are great for all-action types. Playa de Maro nearby, meanwhile, is fab for snorkelling and kayaking around the rocks. Expect water temperatures around 20C in June – invigorating, but pleasant once you’ve dunked your head under.There’s plenty to do between sunbathing sessions, too. Yes, golf is a big attraction – the three courses at La Cala are designed to suit different skill levels – but the coast now has plenty of cultural interest too, thanks to rejuvenated Malaga. Here the Museo Picasso and Centre Pompidou are the big-hitting art museums, while the palatical hilltop Alcazaba opens a window on the world of Al Andalus, when the Moors ruled much of Spain.Where to stay: The Hotel Isabel is right on the beach at Torremolinos, in the middle of the restaurant-packed promenade. There’s a sizable pool, and most rooms have sea views. 2. Kos, Greece – return flights from £70 Average June temperature: 21°CHalf of Italy shows up to holiday here in August – and it’s not hard to understand why. Clifftop walking trails, pink and terracotta towns, and irresistible ice cream make for a perfect slice of la dolce vita. The trick, however, is to come in June, when there’s less competition for sunbeds and umbrellas on the spectacular blue-water beaches. There’s some heavyweight history to consider too – thanks to the extraordinary remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum, preserved by the catastrophic eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD. It’s not just the heart-stopping story of the disaster that will grip you. The details of everyday life that were preserved by it – from bath-house graffiti to ruts in the road – make it feel like the Romans have only just left.Where to stay: The three star Hotel Doria’s rooftop terrace with sunbeds and primo Mediterranean views makes it an attractive option from £140 a night. Find flights to Faro from £25 return Find flights to Naples from £34 return Find flights to Malaga from £36 return 5. Costa del Sol, Spain – return flights from £36center_img Average June temperature: 21°CWhatever your taste in beaches, you’ll find a strand to suit you in the Algarve. Want a yawning stretch of sand, edged with buzzing bars and restaurants? Then take a boat trip through the wildlife-packed waterways of the Parque Natural de Ria Formosa, to Ilha de Tavira, where a seven-mile beach edges the Gulf of Cadiz. Prefer picturesque coves backed by colourful cliffs? There are plenty around Lagos – some of which are best reached by small boat or kayak. Or do you always pack a surfboard when you head to the sea? Then the pounding surf of the west coast should be your target, with Praia do Amado home to one of the key beach breaks. In June, the swells aren’t so powerful, so it’s a good time for beginners to pick up a board and learn.Where to stay: The Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle Resort in Lagos has rooms themed on four continents, as well as two pools, a big kids’ club and two tennis courts. Find flights to Kos from £70 return 4. The Algarve, Portugal – return flights from £25 Average June temperature: 23°CJune is Goldilocks month in the Med. Neither too hot, nor too cold, it offers the perfect balance of fresh, energetic mornings for exploration, and languid afternoons, lapping up the sun. On the Greek island of Kos you can do plenty of both. Inland, there are craggy, green valleys to hike, while Kos town – guarded by the Castle of the Knights of St John – is sprinkled with evocative classical remains. Bodrum in Turkey is a short ferry ride away if you want to bag another country on the trip – but don’t let it keep you from the staggeringly beautiful beaches in Kefalos Bay. Where to stay: The Peridis Family Resort is within walking distance of Kos Town’s historic attractions and restaurants, and comes with its own mini golf course. Published May 2019. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 3. 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