Three injured as rebels in Burundi ambush UN food convoy

The ambush occurred on Monday morning in Muriza, south-eastern Burundi, according to spokesman Fred Eckhard. During the attack by 10-15 heavily armed rebels, a driver and two passengers were wounded by gunshots. “One truck went off the road, one was stopped on the road, and the third truck escaped with no one injured,” he said.The wounded were initially transported to a nearby hospital by the military in the area before being evacuated by plane to Bujumbura.”The driver, shot in the head, remains in critical condition today,” Mr. Eckhard said. “The two passengers, shot in the legs, are doing well and might be discharged today.”The convoy was carrying approximately 60 tonnes of food. While the food was not looted, personal belongings and money were taken from the truck crews. WFP’s operation in the south east of Burundi feeds 20,000 people. There are no plans to suspend operations in the area, although security will be reinforced, Mr. Eckhard said. read more

BC gives five northern First Nations cash to study LNGrelated employment

B.C. gives five northern First Nations cash to study LNG-related employment AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. government is giving money to a group of five First Nations to study liquefied natural gas-related job opportunities.The province says the Treaty 8 Tribal Association will get nearly $134,000 for a labour market study that will culminate in a report to be released next year.The project is expected to take 43 weeks and involve a consultant working with the First Nations to look at what skills are needed for future jobs in economic development including LNG.Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm says Treaty 8 members will play an important role in supplying workers to help with an expected labour shortage in the area.Marlene Greyeyes of the tribal association says the organization is pleased about opportunities that could lead to long-term employment. by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 17, 2014 11:42 am MDT read more

Opinion Weak nonconference schedule leaves Ohio State unprepared

first_imgOhio State redshirt senior wide receiver K.J. Hill (14) catches a pass during the first half of the game against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 21. Ohio State won 76-5. Credit: Amal Saeed | Photo EditorOhio State football is a perennial powerhouse, not just contending for conference titles, but vying alongside blue chip programs such as Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma for national supremacy.This year, both the defensive and offensive ends of the ball clicked almost immediately for Ohio State — something that hasn’t happened in recent years. Even special teams have seemed to improve, blocking punts in back-to-back weeks and a field goal the week prior.But does demolishing small schools warrant arguments for rings and championship trophies this early on? Since 2014, Ohio State has made sure to include a tough early-season nonconference opponent in order to stand out to the College Football Playoff selection committee. These difficult early opponents served as teachers that taught Ohio State valuable lessons for their season.In 2014 it was Virginia Tech, whose win over the Buckeyes showed the flaws in Ohio State’s offensive line and quarterback play, as then-redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett finished 9-for-29 passing after being sacked seven times. Ohio State went on to win the national championship, with the offensive line plowing the way for three consecutive 200-yard games against No. 11 Wisconsin, No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Oregon.Ohio State learned further lessons during its home-and-away series against Oklahoma in 2016 and 2017, which gave the team early metrics by which it could test its mettle.This past season it was then-No. 15 TCU, but this year, there’s no teacher in Ohio State’s nonconference schedule, which is comprised of three non-Power Five opponents: Florida Atlantic, Cincinnati and Miami (Ohio), that acted more as scrimmages than real contests.Throw in a weak conference adversary in Indiana, and Ohio State has racked up 214 points while giving up just 36.Sure, TCU may have opted out of playing in Columbus in 2019, which would’ve given the Buckeye schedule more gravitas this season, but nonetheless, Ohio State enters Big Ten play having had no test to prove its merit.Yes, sophomore quarterback Justin Fields’ 880 passing yards and 19 total touchdowns are sensational thus far, but they also feel somewhat expected considering the level of opponent. Fields hasn’t faced players like Penn State sophomore defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos or Michigan State senior defensive end Kenny Willekes. Granted, the offensive line ought to be able to protect the pocket against these defenders, but Fields hasn’t felt the defensive pressure the Big Ten is known for. Defensively, the Buckeyes have shown no mercy. Junior defensive end Chase Young — who might be better than the Bosa brothers — and junior cornerback Jeffrey Okudah proved that the Silver Bullets weren’t messing around this year. Young has already charted an NCAA-leading seven sacks while Okudah’s interception against Miami freshman quarterback Brett Gabbert was the last straw for the already frustrated Redhawks. But Miami — like Florida Atlantic, Cincinnati and Indiana — is nowhere near the offensive powers that make up the best of the Big Ten. If Ohio State goes all the way into College Football Playoff as some believe it will, what will the game plan be against reigning champion Clemson or Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s horde of offensive playmakers?All three Ohio State units have worked in unison to produce these high-scoring blowouts, but they have faced no real competition to date. That changes with the three game slate of Nebraska, No. 25 Michigan State and No. 8 Wisconsin on the horizon.last_img read more

Anglo and emapper to rehabilitate Dawson openpit coal mine

first_imgAnglo American says its Australian operations will invest more than A$162 million ($116 million) in mine rehabilitation projects over the next five years.Chief Executive Officer of Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal business, Tyler Mitchelson, said the company was committed to the highest standards of environmental performance.“Over the next five years (2019 – 2023), we’re investing more than A$162 million on industry-leading rehabilitation activities across our five mine sites,” he said.Anglo American’s Australian operations include five metallurgical coal mines in central Queensland; two open pit and three underground. Around A$83 million will be spent on rehabilitation at the open-pit Dawson mine, near Moura, and almost A$40 million at Capcoal open-pit mine, near Middlemount, over five years.“We continue to innovate and pursue best practice mine rehabilitation across our business, and this approach is already delivering outstanding results,” Mitchelson said.“Anglo American’s Dawson mine has been leading the way in innovative rehabilitation approaches, including the successful rehabilitation of an area previously containing void highwall, and use of rehabilitated land for cattle grazing.“In partnership with emapper, other miners and industry suppliers, our Dawson mine has also been part of an innovative METS Ignited (the Federal Government Growth Centre for Mining Equipment, Technology and Services) project using drone technology to aerially map rehabilitation areas.“Rehabilitated areas at our Dawson mine cover more than 1,800 ha so this project is a significant step forward in improving the safety, efficiency and accuracy of our mine rehabilitation monitoring programmes,” he said.The project, delivered through environmental monitoring web-mapping platform, emapper, has used drone technology to collect environmental monitoring data including landform geometry, erosion and vegetation. All data is processed in the emapper platform against pre-determined rehabilitation performance standards, according to Anglo American Australia. All metrics are uploaded to the secure emapper platform allowing on-demand access to data visualisation, reporting and data collaboration and sharing, it said.“A key part of Anglo American’s global Sustainable Mining Plan is to maintain a healthy environment – particularly in the local areas around our operations,” Mitchelson said.“We’re committed to innovative and sustainable environmental practices, including rehabilitation, and our work in this area is a clear demonstration of this.”The Emapper project, METS Ignited said, aims to develop a multi-scale and multi-source environmental data platform to monitor, manage and reduce mining’s footprint with application and transferability within the global mining industry.The key focus of the solution is deriving maximum benefit from digital sensing technology, including integrated analysis of the data and functionality to enable technical and non-technical staff to use the platform for reporting and management decisions. In this way, the platform will accelerate the wider adoption of sensors and data analytics in the industry, METS Ignited said.The project will result in cost reduction for environmental management and compliance for mining operations.last_img read more

Jellyfish are freaks of nature that could take over the worlds oceans

first_img India is replaying Trump’s favorite strategy by accusing the media of fake news in Kashmir, where it cut off the internet and tried to silence journalists JELLYFISH ARE TAKING over the world’s oceans, according to marine biologist Lisa-ann Gershwin, who describes their explosive growth in her new book “Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Oceans“.That’s because jellyfish are remarkably resilient. They are efficient breeders, “voracious feeders,” and require very little oxygen to survive, reports Tim Flannery in The New York Review of Books.It’s no wonder these floating creatures have been around for more than 500 million years. Jellyfish are freaks of nature — they can thrive in ocean conditions that kill most other fish and sea animals.Plastic bags and oil platforms aren’t a problem as jellyfish think these unnatural surfaces make great breeding grounds. Oxygen-depleted areas of the ocean, known as “dead zones“, also don’t seem to be a hazard to jellyfish.In turn, a lack of natural predators has led to an upswing in jellyfish populations.While “fish and prawn numbers plummeted” in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Australian spotted jellyfish, which showed up in the Gulf of Mexico in 2000, strengthened in numbers, according to Flannery.“As survivors of an earlier, less hospitable world, they can flourish where few other species can venture,” he writes. “Their low metabolic rate, and thus low oxygen requirement, allows them to thrive in waters that would suffocate other marine creatures. Some jellyfish can even absorb oxygen into their bells, allowing them to “dive” into oxygen-less waters like a diver with scuba gear and forage there for up to two hours”.There is still some debate as to whether jellyfish may soon dominate the seas. The perception that jellyfish are becoming more common is based on “media fascination” and a lack information about their numbers in the past, according to a study published in the journal BioScience in February 2012.- Dina SpectorRead: Deadly jellyfish-like ‘Man-of-war’ in Irish waters >More: Diver stung in face by jellyfish in Skerries > David Cameron suggests he persuaded the Queen to warn against Scottish independence More than 1,500 Amazon employees are expected to walk out on Friday to protest climate change US stocks are set to drop after the Fed’s ‘hawkish shift’ tempers hopes for further rate cuts last_img read more

Homeless student is Intel Science Talent Search semifinalist

first_imgThe Intel Science Talent Search is a big deal for some high school students. It attracts entries from around 1,600 seniors every year, all fighting for a share of the $1.25 million in awards and scholarships.Competing in such a competition takes focus and dedication, which makes the achievement of one semifinalist that much more impressive. Samantha Garvey, a senior as Brentwood High School has managed to become one of the remaining 300 semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search this year. Her research focused on mussels and her discovery that they change the thickness of their shells if a predator such as crabs are introduced.Why is Garvey’s achievement so impressive? Because she, and her entire family, are homeless and rely on a local homeless shelter. Such a situation would stop many students from being able to focus on studying, let alone a research project, but Garvey has instead used her situation as motivation. In her own words she wants, “a better life…a home.”If Garvey manages to win the top prize Intel offer, she will receive a $100,000 four-year scholarship. That may not change her families living situation, but it does put her in a position to carry on learning and get a career that will certainly get her, and probably her family a new home/life.Even if she doesn’t win, becoming a finalist means an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. and a chance to speak to either the President or Vice President. Her story is sure to be a compelling one and a great example of what the right mindset can achieve regardless of your situation. Read more at Newsday and Forbeslast_img read more

Financial difficulties at RTÉ forced childrens television cutbacks but Fair City is

first_img Short URL RTÉ accepted that there has been a breach of the ‘Guiding Principles Agreement’ which commit to prior consultation on significant issues. Friday 25 Nov 2016, 10:21 PM By Gráinne Ní Aodha 56 Comments Nov 25th 2016, 10:21 PM ‘Financial difficulties’ at RTÉ forced children’s television cutbacks – but Fair City is safe RTÉ are in discussions with the Trade Union Group after it admitted the move breached workers’ rights. The set of Fair City. The set of Fair City. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland RTÉ and TUG met today to discuss RTÉ’s decision to transfer of all Young People’s Programming to the independent sector. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland A SENIOR FIGURE in RTÉ, Adrian Lynch, has said that financial difficulties at the station led them to the decision to stop making children’s programmes – and also confirmed Fair City will not be outsourced, despite some media reports.Earlier this week, the public service broadcaster announced that it would stop making inhouse programmes, and would instead outsource vacancies to independent contractors.In a statement, RTÉ said this decision was taken to achieve better “value for money” in a “challenging financial environment” .Speaking on RTÉ’s Drivetime today, channel controller for RTÉ One and RTÉ2 Adrian Lynch said the decision to stop making children’s television programmes was taken because of “acute financial difficulties” at the station, which were augmented by the threat of Brexit.He also said that the organisation had an obligation to outsource €40 million of its production to the independent sector.Earlier this evening, the Trade Union Group (TUG) said that they had made progress in their talks with RTÉ to stop the move, in the acknowledgement that some of the workers’ rights had been breached as unions were not consulted.In a statement released to the media, RTÉ and the TUG said: Share218 Tweet Email2 It has been agreed that union and management will enter into comprehensive discussions on this matter in line with our agreements. Discussions will conclude no later than 31 January 2017.Speaking on Drivetime on this development, Lynch refused to confirm that the move had been suspended until the end of this consultation period (31 January).He said that the previously mentioned financial difficulties and the obligation of the station to outsource remained, despite the outcome of today’s talks.But SIPTU campaigns and equality organiser, Karan O’Loughlin, said that the outcome had “highlighted the value of workers, through their trade unions, securing collective agreements with an employer”.“Throughout the forthcoming period of talks we will be ensuring that our members interests are protected and the public service ethos of the station are safeguarded.”Yesterday, the decision to outsource children’s programming was discussed in the Seanad – and Jimmy Dignam of the Workers’ Party called the decision “a slippery slope towards further privatisation of a vital public service.”Read: RTÉ staff say decision to cut children’s programme making was ‘bolt from the blue’ 14,889 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Giroud praises rough diamond Mbappe

first_imgOlivier Giroud believes that “rough diamond” Kylian Mbappe has a big future to look forward to ahead of France’s World Cup final against Croatia on SundayLes Bleus defeated Belgium 1-0 in the semi-finals on Tuesday to reach the final of the competition, where they will meet Croatia at Moscow following their 2-1 win over England.Much of the attention on the French squad has been centred on Mbappe this summer after his stunning performances at the World Cup, that has seen him become the first teenager to score a brace since the legendary Pele for Brazil in the 1958 final.Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…And his teammate and fellow strike partner Giroud is among his many admirers.“In recent football, we’ve never seen that before and he can still improve again and again. He’s like a rough diamond and we need to keep polishing it. He’s got a big future ahead of him,” said Giroud, as stated on the Daily Mirror.Mbappe has scored three goals for France at the World Cup in his six appearances.last_img read more

Mourinho failed to get the best out of Pogba Yaya

first_imgYaya Toure believes Jose Mourinho failed in getting the best out of Paul Pogba after comparing his current form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The former City midfield maestro credited the Norwegian for setting out his team to get the best out of the French star since his arrival.Solskjaer set a new club record by becoming the first Red Devils manager to win his first six matches in charge in all competitions. And Yaya pin-pointed why they have thrived under him.“To be honest, I think part of it is he has more belief in his manager and his manager put himself in the situation,” Toure told Goal via Sky Sports.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“He’s the boss; he has to push his teammates further. And he has the qualities to do that because I think when you see the World Cup in Russia, it was a big example.“You caught some clips of him talking to his teammates in the dressing room. It was amazing. He was looking like a basketball player, trying to give a nice speech.“I think, to be honest, a player like me, I just want to give more, produce more and I like the challenge. Sometimes it is very, very difficult to be able to deliver at your best position at the best qualities. Because you can’t say to go back to be like N’Golo Kante. It’s impossible.“But what he can deliver is – when you see him at Juventus in the past, you see a lot of quality. He can shoot from far, he can dribble, he can kick passes like you saw this weekend against Tottenham. It’s what the fans want and it’s what a club like this are paying him for.”last_img read more

Mount Rainier gunman tied to earlier shooting

first_imgSEATTLE — Staff at Mount Rainier National Park gathered Tuesday to grieve the loss of a ranger fatally shot on New Year’s Day — and to wonder what led the gunman, heavily armed and carrying a bulletproof vest, to that rugged, remote spot as he fled another shooting 100 miles away.Ranger Margaret Anderson, a 34-year-old mother of two who was married to another park ranger, was shot and killed Sunday by Benjamin Colton Barnes, a 24-year-old Iraq war veteran. After searching by plane and snowshoe, investigators found Barnes dead, apparently from the cold, in a snowy creek Monday. A handgun and a rifle were near his body.The national park, which receives 1.5 million visitors a year, remained closed Tuesday and was not expected to reopen until at least Friday. Employees attended an all-staff meeting to begin dealing with Anderson’s death. Her husband was on duty elsewhere in the park when she was killed.“We’ve just been devastated by this horrific event, and we’re just not ready to reopen quite yet,” park spokesman Kevin Bacher said. “What happened here at Mount Rainier was unprecedented in the history of the park — unprecedented in the history of most national parks, which are intended to be a place of refuge. We hope we can get it back open soon so that people can return to that place of refuge.”The FBI continued processing vehicles at the crime scene Tuesday, about a mile down the road from the Paradise visitor center. Meanwhile, the King County sheriff’s office was trying to pin down details about a shooting Barnes was involved in at a party in Skyway, south of Seattle.last_img read more

Meghan Markle vs Kate Middleton Queen Elizabeth likes which daughterinlaw more

first_imgThe Duchess Of Sussex Undertakes Her First Official Engagement With Queen Elizabeth IIPhil Noble – WPA Pool/Getty ImagesMeghan Markle and Kate Middleton hold equal importance in the Royal Family. They both are adored and loved by millions and their humanitarian work proves that they are the perfect match for Prince Harry and Prince Williams respectively. Even Queen Elizabeth has a close relationship with the two but their well-wishers always wonder whom do Her Majesty prefers over the other?Meghan Markle began her relationship with Prince Harry in 2016 and they announced their engagement in November 2017. Their engagement announcement prompted generally positive comments about the possible social significance of a mixed-race member of the royal family. The couple got married on May 19 at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.As of now, the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are living at Nottingham Cottage and are currently expecting their first child. As earlier reported, their first child will be the seventh in line to the throne and after the birth, the Duke and Duchess will move to Frogmore Cottage in Home Park.Meghan Markle has worked with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women as an Advocate. She is a vocal feminist and uses her role as a member of the royal family to support women’s right and social justice. LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England.Photo by Clive Mason/Getty ImagesOn the other hand, Kate Middleton met Prince Williams in 2001 while they were students in residence at St. Salvator’s Hall at the University of St. Andrews. The couple began dating in 2003 and after some ups-and-downs, they became engaged in October 2010 in Kenya. The couple got married in Westminster Abbey in 2011.Kate Middleton’s charity works focus mainly on issues surrounding young children, addiction, and art. The Duchess of Cambridge has also encouraged people to open up about their mental health issues.It was recently reported that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has reportedly decided to split from the royal household. It was pretty obvious that Her Majesty might have mixed feelings about the whole separation issue. Whereas, Kate Middleton and Prince Williams are following all the Royal protocols and living their life by the book.At the same time, as per a report by CheatSheet, Kate Middleton reportedly does things exactly the way Queen Elizabeth prefers and Meghan Markle’s previous body of work causes could come in between. From the looks of it, both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are equally important to Queen Elizabeth.last_img read more

Facebook Breach Texas Dems Push For Investigation Of Cambridge Analytica Because Of

first_imgTexas Democrats want Paxton to investigate Cambridge Analytica because of the company’s past ties to Republican Ted Cruz’s campaign.Manny Garcia, the state Democratic party’s deputy executive director, said they asked the attorney general to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the matter.“We see stories where organizations are exploiting information that is out there and figuring out how to harvest it and how to transfer it over to campaigns for political use, so it’s critical that we investigate what happened,” Garcia said.Texas congressional leaders are also involved, urging the the attorney general to open an investigation into the company’s role into helping Texas Republicans win elections.In a letter to the attorney general’s office, Congressman Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio wrote, “The Attorneys General for Massachusetts, Connecticut and  New York have opened their own investigations into Cambridge Analytica and we urge you to do the same.”Texas Democrats want Paxton to investigate Cambridge Analytica because of the company’s past ties to Republican Ted Cruz’s campaign.Manny Garcia, the state Democratic party’s deputy executive director, said they asked the attorney general to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the matter.“We see stories where organizations are exploiting information that is out there and figuring out how to harvest it and how to transfer it over to campaigns for political use, so it’s critical that we investigate what happened,” Garcia said.Texas congressional leaders are also involved, urging the the attorney general to open an investigation into the company’s role into helping Texas Republicans win elections.In a letter to the attorney general’s office, Congressman Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio wrote, “The Attorneys General for Massachusetts, Connecticut and  New York have opened their own investigations into Cambridge Analytica and we urge you to do the same.” Share MARJORIE KAMYS COTERA / THE TEXAS TRIBUNEKen PaxtonThe state’s Democrats are requesting Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton investigate whether any ethics laws were violated when Cambridge Analytica harvested data from 50 million Facebook users for political gain.   last_img read more

Judge gives Tulum mayor ultimatum comply with order or risk position

first_imgTulum, Q.R. — A judge has given the mayor of Tulum an ultimatum, to comply with the previous order or risk her public position.The ruling was handed down February 25 after another court hearing about the closure of the beach access point on the property of Club Akumal Caribe. After legal notification, the judge gave the mayor 10 days to comply with the order as determined last year, which was to reimburse the company for damages as well as removing the street vendors.A court decision in June of 2017 determined the property being used by the public to access the beach is private, however, the ruling was ignored and the closure fence taken down with heavy machinery.The administration of Dzul Caamal has refused to comply with the order which saw another day in court last week. Fifth district judge, Ciro Carrera Santiago of Cancun, determined that the ruling has not been met and the restitution of rights violated.The municipal government has 10 days from its notification to comply with the order, which will consists of proof of compensation for damages.Javier de Anda, legal representative of the hoteliers of Akumal, had previously warned that the municipality was in contempt for not delivering the property, failing to evict the street vendors and close the area.The express order from the judge, if not adhered to, could see mayor Romalda Dzul removed from her position.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Costa Rican legislators face criminal suit for failing to pass IVF law

first_imgRelated posts:Human rights court orders Costa Rica to legalize in vitro fertilization Evangelical lawmaker Justo Orozco to preside over commission studying IVF bill Human rights court to rule on Costa Rica in vitro fertilization case New Challenge Issued To Abortion Ban A lawyer representing 23 couples who successfully sued Costa Rica at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for banning in vitro fertilization on Monday filed a criminal complaint against the country’s 57 lawmakers for failing to implement a court order to legalize the procedure.In the complaint filed with Costa Rica’s Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala III, attorney Boris Molina accused lawmakers of failing to comply with the court ruling issued Dec. 21, 2012.The court ordered the country to legalize the practice, which was outlawed in March 2000 by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV.In its ruling, the San José-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights set a one-year deadline for Costa Rica to draft and approve legislation to legalize IVF, but lawmakers haven’t even moved forward with a discussion of the bill.If the complaint is accepted, the Sala III would then send a request to the Legislative Assembly for all lawmakers to waive their immunity and face criminal charges.If found guilty lawmakers could be blocked from holding public office for at least four years.On Dec. 21, activist group the Movement in Support of In Vitro Fertilization, along with several other European organizations, will boycott Costa Rican products in Europe to draw attention to the issue.Some 15,000 Costa Rican couples qualify for fertility treatment or counseling, yet only 250 receive some type of treatment at the Women’s Hospital Fertility Unit. But the hospital is unequipped to offer IVF services or counseling. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Morgan Stanley Reports Q2 Net Revenues of 97 Billion

first_imgMorgan Stanley Reports Q2 Net Revenues of $9.7 Billion Share July 20, 2015 441 Views Equity Sales Morgan Stanley Q2 Net Income 2015-07-20 Staff Writercenter_img Net revenues for Morgan Stanley reached $9.7 billion for the second quarter ending June 30, 2015, compared with $9.9 billion in the first quarter of 2015 and $8.6 billion a year ago, according to the company’s second quarter earnings statement released Monday.Morgan Stanley noted that their revenues for the second quarter reflect robust performance in equity sales and trading, strong results in investment banking, and continued progress in fixed income and commodities sales and trading.According to the statement, net income for Morgan Stanley was $1.8 billion, or $0.85 per diluted share for the current quarter, compared with net income of $1.9 billion, or $0.92 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. The earnings for the prior year second quarter included a net discrete tax benefit of $609 million or $0.31 per diluted share, principally related to the remeasurement of reserves and related interest.“We delivered a strong quarter across each of our businesses, through client-focused execution, expense discipline and prudent risk management,” said James P. Gorman, chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley. “We remain focused on delivering the long-term value of this franchise.”Excluding DVA, net revenues for the current quarter were $9.6 billion compared with $8.5 billion a year ago, Morgan Stanley reported. Excluding DVA and the net discrete tax benefit in the prior year quarter, net income applicable to Morgan Stanley was $1.7 billion, or $0.79 per diluted share, compared with net income of $1.2 billion, or $0.58 per diluted share in the prior year.Institutional securities reported pre-tax income from continuing operations of $1.6 billion compared with pre-tax income of $960 million in the second quarter of last year, according to the earnings statement. Net revenues for the current quarter were $5.2 billion compared with $4.2 billion a year ago. Excluding DVA, net revenues for the current quarter of $5 billion, compared with $4.2 billion a year ago.Wealth management reported pre-tax income from continuing operations of $885 million compared with $763 million in the second quarter of last year. The quarter’s pre-tax margin was 23 percent. Net revenues for the current quarter were $3.9 billion compared with $3.7 billion a year ago.Investment management reported pre-tax income from continuing operations of $220 million compared with pretax income of $209 million in the second quarter of last year. in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

Exclusive Resorts a leading destination club cel

first_imgExclusive Resorts, a leading destination club, celebrates its 5th Anniversary and reaches a milestone of 3,500 club members. In just five years the club has sold more than $1 billion in memberships and has delivered more than 65,000 vacations.The company’s Once in a Lifetime and Member Events programs offers members even more exclusive opportunities for travel. Anticipated for 2009 is a new line-up of Once in a Lifetime global adventure experiences like an expedition to Antarctica; family skiing in Patagonia; safaris in Eastern and Southern Africa; cycling in the Loire Valley or Provence; Mediterranean cruises; Western ranch adventures in Colorado; Six Senses Hideaway trips to Koh Samui, Thailand; and visits to the Wakaya Club & Spa, Fiji.In addition, the new Exclusive Resorts Cloister Cottages at The Cloister in Sea Island, GA are expected to open in mid-2009 offering multiple residences nestled in a private enclave with full access to all Sea Island amenities.last_img read more

Foundry crewmember Justin Dehnert explains the pr

first_imgFoundry crewmember Justin Dehnert,explains the process of making a bronze bell mold to Mr. Babbit Mr. Babbit’s accommodations – the SkySuite, overlook Arcosanti and the Agua Fria National Monument. The Monumentwas established by President Clinton in early 2000. February 1, 2001Former Secretary of the Department of Interior Bruce Babbit, makes a visit toArcosanti. [Photos and text by JenniferThornton] last_img

Cyprus teams up with five EU states for cheaper meds

first_imgCyprus and five other southern EU member states have decided to work together on giving European citizens access to cheaper innovative medicines, it was announced on Tuesday.Health Minister Giorgos Pamboridis initiated the effort with a letter he sent to European Health Commissioner Vitenis Adriakaytis  in April 2016. Pamboridis, along with the health ministers from Malta, Greece, Portugal, Italy and Spain signed the Valetta Declaration on Monday.The ministers agreed to cooperate with full confidence, solidarity and transparency for better access to medicines.Pamboridis welcomed the initiative to work for cheaper innovative medicines and expressed confidence that the initiative would soon lead to joint actions that would deliver tangible results.Cyprus has already taken an initiative to hold a meeting of the Technical Committee in Nicosia with the participation of  three representatives from each country.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

International recognition for Hermes efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

first_imgHermes Airports has acquired Level 3 of the ACA Certification for the reduction of its carbon dioxide emissions, just one year after the acquisition of the ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2.According to an announcement, ACA (Airport Carbon Accreditation) is issued by the ACI (Airports Council International) and focuses on efforts to map, calculate, reduce, optimise and offset carbon dioxide emissions across the globe.There are four levels to the ACA certification, which have so far been acquired by 251 airports worldwide in 69 countries, representing 43 per cent of global air passenger traffic. So far, only 53 airports worldwide have acquired the certification that Hermes has obtained.It is the second highest level of accreditation issued by the ACI, while the scope of this level engages the whole airport community in the efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.Its acquisition requires the mapping of all sources of carbon emissions at the airport (aircraft movements, transportation access to the airports, electricity and fuel consumption), the engagement of the whole airport community; verification by an external auditor of all carbon dioxide emissions; and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions directly controlled by Hermes Airports compared to the previous three years.The final point relates to the efforts made since 2010 in the energy management field, through which Hermes reduced the airports’ energy consumption by 32 per cent.“The acquisition of the Level 3 of the ACA accreditation confirms our commitment towards a steady and long-term reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and rewards the performance of the Cypriot airports’ policy and strategy to manage energy and carbon emissions based on specific targets,” said Hermes Airports Chief Executive Officer, Eleni Kaloyirou.It is noted that both the airports that Hermes operates in Larnaca and Paphos have already commenced the necessary procedures and actions aiming for the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation (Level 3+, “Neutrality”), which is currently held by 49 airports. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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