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first_img The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable Editors’ Recommendations Is there a gent in your life that needs gifting? When you’ve exhausted all the subscription flavors of the month i.e. wine, cheese and popcorn, send him an even more tasteful present. Spruce him up with fresh sartorial finishing touches from SprezzaBox a subscription box for men. Here’s how it works. Each month four to five lifestyle products and a grooming product will arrive on his doorstep. He wears his old suit, sport jacket or chinos and instantly upgrades his look with coordinated socks, ties and pocket-squares. You bring his fashion forward and he stays current for the season. It’s that simple. Each box is hand picked and test driven by the head stylist making this gift perfect for dads and dandies alike.Go to SprezzaBox.com to pick a three, six or twelve month plan. Not into commitment? You can shop individual boxes on the site. We like the The Empire . It comes with three patterned accessories, all in blue, that mix and match to elevate your put together. There’s an elegant dotted tie by Bull+Moose, a micro-check pocket square by Salt + Dapper and a pair of herringbone socks from Yo Sox!. Add the quirky tie clip and lather up with a great smelling full-size Dr. Squatch soap and your look is money, for a mere thirty bucks.For professional peacocks who love the thrill of wearing new brands before everyone else, there are standout pieces sold as separates in the shop as well. Add a pair of red, white and blue triple striped socks from American Trench, a cotton bow tie from Bedford & Broome or a floral pocket square from the Winner Circle Fashion Co. and like magic that suit from last season is of the moment. If you strut around town sans socks Taft Basics No-Show-Socks are a must. Your shoes will thank you, your feet will thank you.Still need help with the effortless part of the cool? Get style advice on the SprezzaBox blog  covering suits, sportswear and more background information on the featured products. There’s even the occasional freebie so you’ll want to check it out before checking out. 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men How to Pick the Right Suit for Your Body Type last_img read more

Seafarers Encouraged to Pursue Healthier Lifestyles

first_imgzoom Seafarers’ challenging working conditions and lifestyle and the prevalence of smoking, lack of exercise and poor diet within the group have all contributed to a higher risk of seafarers developing diabetes as compared to the general populace, numerous studies confirm.To address concerns of a higher risk for seafarers to develop diabetes, Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) and The China Navigation Company (CNCo) partnered with the Mission to Seafarers, a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting seafarers worldwide, to produce a health guide, entitled A Seafarers’ Guide to Understanding Diabetes in 2015.Swire said that the guide seeks to explain the dangers of diabetes in the context of seafaring and to suggest practical lifestyle adjustments that seafarers can make to minimise their risks of the disease.Captain Simon Bennett, General Manager of Sustainable Development at Swire Pacific Offshore said, “We produced this educational guide as part of our ongoing Sustainable Development initiatives. We aim to raise awareness about Type 2 diabetes and encourage our seafarers to pursue a healthier lifestyle. This benefits the both seafarers and their families through a longer and healthier lives, plus the companies through reduced medical costs and lower turnover of expensively trained, competent, experienced seafarers.”The guide was designed to be able to be circulated in hard or soft copy to any other companies’ fleet, and is freely available on request from the Mission to Seafarers. It  has been distributed in over 50 shipping companies after debuting in the Sea Asia Conference in April 2015.last_img read more

Alberta government announces further easing of oil production restrictions

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has announced another easing of restrictions on oil production, saying the amount that can be produced will increase in May by 25,000 barrels per day and another 25,000 barrels per day in June.The province mandated production cuts at the start of this year in an effort to reduce a price discount on oil produced in Western Canada, which is due to a lack of pipeline and rail capacity.The province says in a news release that less diluent is needed to move the bitumen through pipelines when the weather is warmer, meaning there’s more capacity.The Alberta government initially ordered production of raw crude oil and bitumen to be cut by 325,000 barrels per day.Since then, the province has eased the mandatory cuts as the discount for Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend oil compared with New York-traded West Texas Intermediate has fallen.It says that when both increases are in effect in June, it will represent a total increase of 150,000 barrels a day since the start of the production limit policy on Jan. 1.“As we increase production, we’re providing even more certainty for producers who have been working with us to protect the jobs and livelihoods of thousands of Alberta families and businesses,” Premier Rachel Notley said in Monday’s news release.“This temporary policy has been critical to reducing the oil price differential while we move ahead with our medium-term plan to ship more oil by rail and lead the long-term charge for new pipelines as we fight to get full value for the resources owned by all Albertans.”Effective June 1, the province will allow 3.71 million barrels per day to be produced.When the production limits were announced in December, the government said it would buy as many as 80 locomotives and 7,000 rail tankers, expected to move the province’s excess oil to markets, with the first shipments expected in late 2019.Monday’s news release said the province’s crude-by-rail program is scheduled to begin initial shipments in July, ramping up to 120,000 barrel-a-day shipments by 2020.The government said it will continue to monitor the market and its response to the increases, and will work to provide information prior to trading periods for future months.The Canadian Press read more

New iron ore port facilities approved by South Australian Government

first_imgA development application for port facilities designed for iron ore shipments from IronClad Mining’s new Wilcherry Hill mine in South Australia has been approved by the South Australian Government. This concludes all the processes required to commence construction of infrastructure at the existing Lucky Bay port, near the township of Cowell on the coast of the Spencer Gulf, and permits future iron ore exports via the new Eyre Peninsula facilities.IronClad’s iron ore export facilities – which open up a new multi-user shipping avenue for South Australian exporters – include iron ore storage at the port.In a “first” for South Australia, IronClad will initially use the Lucky Bay facility to transport iron ore from this port to ships anchored offshore adjacent to the port. IronClad’s growth plans could potentially upgrade this system to incorporate the innovative concept of a floating harbour, with suitable holding warehouses for the ore, both on land and at sea. Cape-sized vessels with a carrying capacity of up to 150,000 t could then be loaded with iron ore from the floating harbour, which would potentially be owned and operated by IronClad.IronClad has an agreement with Sea Transport Development SA Pty (SEATS) for full access rights to the designated 50-ha port site at Lucky Bay, where it will store and ship iron ore from its Wilcherry Hill and Hercules projects. The company has a 50-year lease to this facility and the accompanying land within the 50-ha site.“We are most appreciative of the South Australian Government’s expeditious approval of this Development Application for another vital piece of SA mining infrastructure,” IronClad Mining Managing Director, Wayne Richards, said today. For IronClad, development approval for the port facility finalises the cmpany’s requirements for an ‘end-to-end’ logistics supply chain for the ore produced from our Wilcherry Hill Project, and has the potential to be expanded to accommodate the ore from our larger Hercules Project currently under review,” he said.“The port facility will provide an important export point not only for IronClad, but for other potential mining companies and exporters in the region. Further, the facility will provide an economic and viable export option (in a timely manner), for the development of our projects, and will stimulate economic growth and employment opportunities within the area.”Richards said the company’s transhipment operations would involve the utilisation of a customised motorised feeder barge that will transport the ore from the Lucky Bay loading facilities to the awaiting ships. Future transhipment upgrades will consider the incorporation of a floating harbour facility anchored offshore, or the utilisation of a floating crane. Both designs will significantly increase the ship loading rates whilst reducing port operating charges and barge cycle times.“The construction of the first purpose-built barge for the transhipment of ore is well advanced, with the vessel scheduled to arrive in South Australia early in the third quarter of this calendar year,” Richards said.–last_img read more

FLSmidth restructures with digital at the core and reports positive start to

first_imgIn its interim report released today for the three month period to end March, FLSmidth was upbeat about mining: “Momentum in the market for minerals processing equipment started building in the second half of 2017 and continued into 2018. Miners are, on average, projecting moderately higher capital expenditures in 2018 which is underpinned by the actual tendering activity. While Q1 included the first large minerals project order since 2015 [new $100 million, 75,000 tonnes per day line at Aktogay copper mine in Kazakhstan], the focal point of customer interest is single equipment or smaller islands of equipment. A few larger orders are being discussed and could potentially secure project financing although environmental approvals and business licenses are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain.” While overall operating profit and order intake was down, it was still much better than analysts expected.On services it added: “Demand for parts and services in mining remains healthy across regions and in general, the Americas show a positive development, especially related to gold in North America and copper in South America. Somewhat increased activity in iron ore and lithium as well. Customers show good interest in asset inspections, upgrades and wear products. Effective from July 1, 2018, FLSmidth’s organisation will consist of two industries – Cement and Mining – supported by a regional setup to strengthen customer focus and life-cycle solutionscombined with a new central digital organisation. FLSmidth will transition from four divisions into two industries, Cement and Mining, and from a country setup into an agile regional structure. Customer relations will be decentralised in seven regions, while technology ownership for the full life-cycle offering will be anchored in the two industries. This will create a productivity-driven organisation with a strong, unified digital approach and fewer touchpoints. At the same time, it will strengthen FLSmidth’s local presence, customer-orientation, and life-cycle offering in order to capture growth.In short:The two industries; Cement and Mining will develop and drive the life-cycle offering and product portfolio.The two industries will be supported by seven regions: North America; South America; Europe, Russia & North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa & Middle East; Asia; Subcontinental India; and Australia. The regions will drive customer relations, sales and service for both industries.A central digital organisation will drive a unified approach to digitalisation. On its results in the market context the company adds: “After a strong start to the year, the copper price fell back to the end 2017 level in March, likely due to fear of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies, which on the other hand drove up the gold price. A trade war could be damaging to commodity markets and investment sentiment but for now the mining recovery seems intact and, according to IMF, the prospects for global economic growth remain encouraging for 2018 and 2019. The US import tariffs on steel are not expected to have any significant direct impact on FLSmidth project costs due to our flexible and global sourcing platform. The mining aftermarket showed continued good momentum in Q1 with a healthy demand for parts and servicesacross regions.”last_img read more

Irish boy contracts potentially fatal tetanus infection

first_imgAN 11-YEAR-OLD boy has become the first Irish person to contract the frequently fatal tetanus disease since 2008.Immunisation against the disease is usually given as part of the the 6 in 1 vaccine for children at 2, 4 and 6 months of age.The HSE are stressing the importance of vaccination against tetanus which causes death in between 10-25 per cent of cases.The Irish Medical Journal has published the case of the young boy who contracted the disease following a puncture wound to his right foot sustained while playing barefoot outdoors.The unvaccinated boy presented to a GP 12 days after the puncture wound and four days after experiencing pain in his left jaw and teeth.The GP prescribed antibiotics for a possible dental infection.Over the following two days the boy developed chest tightness, and became unable to open his mouth fully. Upon attending the emergency department, physical exams showed symptoms of tetanus in his limbs but laboratory investigations proved inconclusive.An examination of the site of the patient’s wound on his foot found a one-inch thorn which was then removed.He then begun the appropriate course of treatment and spent a total of 17 days in hospital, this included nine days in intensive care.Over the course of seven days the patient experienced severe tongue swelling  and repeated painful muscle spasms for a 7-day period. Before he was discharged the patient commenced the 6 in 1 vaccine which included tetanus immunisation.The IMJ report states that “despite advice and education, his siblings remain unvaccinated”.HSEThe HSE cautions that “of the people who get tetanus 1 in 10 will die”. It outlines that the risk is greatest for the very young or aged over 60 and advises that “the only way to protect your self from tetanus is by immunisation”.The authority say that only one in ten people who receive the vaccine experience side affects which included redness and swelling where the injection was given or a fever.Information on immunisation can be sought from your G.P., Public Health Nurse or local health office.Read: Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season >Read: First meningitis B vaccine now available privately in Ireland >last_img read more

Pickpocketing takings in Greece well over 5000 a day

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram One of the largest pickpocket gangs worldwide has been identified by Greek police making the case one of the most successful crackdowns on street crime to date.The most recent operation by Greek police saw 31 criminals rounded up from the wider Athens and Piraeus area, however, according to authorities 18 gang members are still believed to be at large. The criminals worked shifts and even employed teams of runners robbing tourists visiting crowded sites and the county’s main attractions, especially in Athens. They also targeted the elderly and people with mobility issues and other disabilities. In Athens takings from robberies exceed €3,500 (AUD$ 5,238) a day with public transport the main target as gang members used props including newspapers and maps as decoys as revealed by CCTV footage and witness testimonies.Meanwhile, a minimum of three people would distract a potential victim before another gang member skillfully robbed them passing the goods to another individual.The criminals, most of whom have been identified as Albanian citizens including a female that appears to be the gang leader, admitted using false identification to get burner phones and tip each other off regarding police whereabouts. Among those arrested, was a former Greek police officer who played a key role providing protection and leaking valuable police intelligence to the criminal network. “Police are telling us that since the arrests, there have been much fewer cases on metro, train and bus lines. This has long been a problem and we have taken a big step forward in tackling it,” Alternate Minister of Public Order and Citizen Protection Nikos Toskas said.“We have 52,000 police nationwide and 16,000 in Athens, and have increased patrols in tourist areas dramatically,” the minister said. “Street crime and pickpocketing are linked to the crisis that has hit our country and just as we have done with bank heists and supermarket robberies, we are determined to deal with it once and for all.”last_img read more

La NASA pourrait se retirer du projet ExoMars

first_imgLa NASA pourrait se retirer du projet ExoMarsD’après la BBC, la NASA songerait à se retirer du projet ExoMars. Un projet qui vise à envoyer plusieurs sondes vers la planète Mars afin d’étudier sa composition atmosphérique.Si l’agence spatiale russe vient tout juste de clore le difficile épisode de la sonde Phobos-Grunt, ceci ne l’empêche pas de poursuivre ces projets d’exploration martienne, mais pas toute seule. En effet, l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) et la NASA ont mis au point un projet baptisé ExoMars qui vise à envoyer plusieurs sondes vers la planète Rouge. Une mission à laquelle Roskosmos compte bien participer.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreMais aujourd’hui, la chaine britannique BBC a révélé que la NASA envisagerait de se retirer du programme européen qui prévoit notamment l’envoi de la sonde Mars Trace Gas Orbiter qui s’attachera à faire l’étude de la composition de l’atmosphère martienne. Il y a peu, la réalisation du projet a déjà été remise en question après que la NASA, qui devait lancer cette sonde au moyen d’un lanceur Atlas V, a renoncé à ce tir en 2011, faute de financement. Un évènement qui a poussé Roskosmos a proposé de fournir une fusée-porteuse lourde Proton pour la mission ExoMars en échange de sa participation. Ainsi, une source au sein de l’industrie spatiale russe a indiqué à RIA Novosti que Roskosmos et l’ESA menaient des négociations sur l’éventuelle participation de Moscou à ce programme. Les parties ont déjà préparé un projet d’accord ad hoc qui sera bientôt soumis à l’approbation des autorités. Quant au retrait des Etats-Unis, les experts estiment que celui-ci serait lié à la hausse des dépenses occasionnées par le projet de télescope spatial James Webb, successeur du Hubble.Le 7 février 2012 à 20:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Volunteers scrub Land Bridge

first_imgA crew of volunteers helped Vancouver’s Land Bridge look its best for the summer Saturday, removing moss and painting the walkway.A team of teenagers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints volunteered with Confluence, the nonprofit organization constructing public art installations, including the Land Bridge, across the Columbia River basin.“Confluence connects people to place through art and education,” said Colin Fogarty, executive director of Confluence.Moss grows in the crevices and crannies of the Land Bridge, and because the path is constructed of decomposed granite it’s too fragile to blast with a power washer. Crews have to remove the moss, repaint the path and benches and clean off some small spots of graffiti by hand.“For us, it accomplishes our mission,” Fogarty said of Confluence’s relationship with volunteer groups. “When you’re helping to fix up the community resource like this, it gives you a deeper connection to the site itself.”last_img read more

Report Valencia eye a move for Michy Batshuayi

first_imgValencia have reportedly set their sights on a surprise move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi this summer, claims the Daily MirrorThe Belgium international’s future at Stamford Bridge remains in doubt, despite the fact that Antonio Conte has now left after he was restricted to just three Premier League starts under the former Italy manager.Due to his lack of opportunities in his first season at Chelsea, Batshuayi joined Borussia Dortmund on loan for the latter half of the 2017-18 season and finished with an impressive seven goals in 10 appearances.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.But now the 24-year-old remains unsure about his future at Chelsea and is evaluating his options, despite the fact that Maurizio Sarri is now in charge of the Blues.Another factor which has made Batshuayi consider leaving Chelsea is the fact that they will be in the Europa League this season, while Valencia will be able to offer him Champions League football as well as regular playing time.Despite his injury struggles at the end of the last season, Batshuayi was a member of the Belgium World Cup and made three appearances for the national side as they finished in third-place.last_img read more

SW MiamiDade barn catches fire no injuries

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A barn burst into flames in Southwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the blaze near Southwest 222nd Avenue and 258th Street, Friday night.Crews were able to put out the fire.No one was hurt.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Facebook receives personal info like your heart rate from popular apps

first_img Still, Flo Health is conducting an audit about the data privacy issue and is looking at the use of all external analytics tools, not just the one created by Facebook. The company also released updates to its period and ovulation tracker app for Android and iPhone users so it won’t send data about a user’s activity to third-party analytics services. The Journal, which tested more than 70 popular smartphone apps, discovered that personal data was being sent to Facebook by using software that allowed them to track this online activity. Kristopher Micinski, a visiting professor of computer science at Haverford College, said in an e-mail that a lot of apps send their information to Facebook. “Implicitly, apps often include ads, and those ad networks often connect you to Facebook even if the app doesn’t talk to Facebook directly,” he said. “These large ad networks are all interconnected and share data.”That’s why someone who uses a wedding planning app, for example, will start seeing ads on Facebook for wedding venues, he said. Some politicians, though, want more answers. On Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed two state agencies — the New York Department of State and the Department of Financial Services — to look into the report that Facebook was gathering personal data from apps. He also called for action from federal regulators.”According to the report, a wide range of apps are sending highly personal data to the social media giant apparently without users’ consent and even when users are not logged in through Facebook,” Cuomo said in statement. “This practice, which in some cases clearly violates Facebook’s own business terms, is an outrageous abuse of privacy.”CNET’s Laura Hautala contributed to this report. Originally published at 10:52 a.m.Update, 12:33 p.m.: Includes statements from Flo Health, a Haverford College professor and the New York governor.  Tags Now playing: Watch this: Did Facebook cross a line with its iOS research app? Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Share your voice 5 Comments Internet Services Tech Industry Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. James Martin/CNET Facebook might know your heart rate even if you’re not on the social network. At least 11 popular apps sent personal data to Facebook, including information about when a user was having her period or what real estate listings a person viewed, according to testing from The Wall Street Journal. Using Facebook software built into these apps, developers were able to record a user’s activity and then hand over this information to the world’s largest social network even if the user didn’t log into the app via Facebook or isn’t a member of the social network. Heart-rate app Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor reportedly sent a user’s heart rate to Facebook. The tech giant also reportedly knew when a user got her period because she recorded it in Flo Health’s Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker app. Realtor.com sent Facebook information about the real estate listings a user viewed, according to the Journal. Users often don’t know that the app developer is sending this data to Facebook because there isn’t a “prominent or specific disclosure.”The revelation on Friday is the latest among a series of privacy concerns that have rocked Facebook, which could face more government regulation. It also highlights the trove of data Facebook collects from other apps that have tens of millions of users.The software built into the apps includes an analytics tool made by Facebook that allows developers to see data about users’ activities and target those users with Facebook ads. A common practice?A Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement that sharing information across apps is “is how mobile advertising works and is industry standard practice.””The issue is how apps use information for online advertising. At Facebook, we require app developers to be clear with their users about the information they are sharing with us, and we prohibit app developers from sending us sensitive data,” she said in a statement. “We also take steps to detect and remove data that should not be shared with us.”Some of the data shared appeared to violate Facebook’s business terms, which tell developers not to send “health, financial information or other categories of sensitive information.” Facebook said it uses data from apps to improve the ad experiences for its users and advertisers.Kate Romanovskaia, a spokeswoman for Flo Health, said the use of analytics tools is “common practice” for all app developers.The company uses Facebook’s analytics tool “to study user behavior, provide users with the best possible experience and develop a product,” she said.  2:09last_img read more

Kamals party wont join United Front prefers greater alliance

first_imgAQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Eminent lawyer Kamal HossainEminent lawyer Kamal Hossain’s Gano Forum will not join the Jukta Front or United Front floated by former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, ahead of the next general elections.Rather, the party is considering its joining a greater national alliance, also involving Jukta Front among other components, with a common goal of ensuring a free and fair election in Bangladesh.Badruddoza Chowdhury, now president of Bikalkpadhara Bangladesh, ASM Abdur Rab of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal. and Mahmudur Rahman Manna-led Nagorik Oikya have recently formed the Jukta Front.Until the latest development, there were talks and also Front leaders said Gano Forum would be joining the Jukta Front.The Gano Forum leaders, at a meeting with the B Chowdhury and others, last week conveyed the latter that Gana Forum decided to refrain from formally joining the Jukta Front as it would instead be part of a greater alliance.“We’re not going to be part of the Jukta Front. Rather we are thinking of forming a greater alliance, of course comprising the Jukta Front and other parties and persons who are out of the Jukta Front,” Gano Forum’s executive president Subrata Chowdhury told Prothom Alo on Sunday.He said that their main goal is to secure a free and fair election in the country.About the Gano Forum’s decision to not join the Front, Nagorik Oikya’s Manna said, “They might not join us under the banner of the Jukta Front but we will work together. We can even form a new alliance comprising the Jukta Front and Gano Forum.”Jukta Front and Ganaforum leaders are scheduled to meet at Kamal Hossain’s residence on Tuesday.Sources involved in the process of making alliance said, they might give ‘a good news’ following the meeting.Mammudur Rahman Manna said, the parties will work to establish democratic rights.The declaration of the alliance will be made at a mass rally likely next month.Rulling Awami League and their arch rival Bangladesh Nationalist Party are trying to form alliances with smaller political parties ahead of next general elections scheduled to be held in December.Jukta Front and Gano Forum are considering formation of an electoral alliance with the BNP on a long-term basis.The parties were likely to make a formal decision in this regard in August, but the process was delayed for their failure to reach a consensus on a variety of issues.Gonoshasthaya Kendra’s Zafrullah Chowdhury, who is actively involved in the process of greater national alliance, recently told Prothom Alo that formation of a greater alliance is a part of the process of forging a national unity.Naming B Chowdhury and Kamal Hossain, he said, “Our national unity will be easier if these two leaders get united.”Gano Forum’s Subrata Chowdhury said, the national unity will be formed with anyone who ‘wants a credible and fair election and a positive change in the country’.Regarding the BNP’s involvement in the process, he said, “Any political party that complies with the ideals and goals of the alliance such as functional democracy, rule of law, independence of the judiciary and a credible election, can join the process of national unity. Even the government can join us if they accept our plans.”The leader of Gano Forum earlier said they will form an alliance with the BNP only if the party severe its relations with Jamaat-e-Islami.He said they will discuss the matter with the BNP leadership after a while.Abdul Kader Siddique-led Krishak Sramik Janata League is also a part of Jukta Front. Siddique recently held a meeting with Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader.Asked whether Siddique will form alliance with the Awami League or if he will stay with the process of a greater national unity, Subrata said, “It’s his decision but he publicly said he will work with Kamal Hossain.”* This report, which has come out in Prothom Alo Bangla online, has been rewritten in English by Galib Ashraflast_img read more

Mueller probe begins to rattle Trump

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 21 August Michael Cohen (R), former personal lawyer for US president Donald Trump, leaves federal court in New York. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump’s intensifying attacks this week against the Russia collusion investigation underscore a growing nervousness over how much evidence investigators may have accumulated on the 2016 Trump campaign’s ties to Moscow.In new charges unveiled Thursday by special counsel Robert Mueller, former top Trump aide Michael Cohen admitted direct communications with Russian president Vladimir Putin’s office on behalf of Trump’s business through the first half of 2016.Trump, who earlier tweeted that the Mueller probe was an “illegal Joseph McCarthy style Witch Hunt,” blasted Cohen as a “weak person” who lied to get a reduced sentence.But the most recent news from the investigation suggests that Mueller, a cagey former FBI director, is holding back and could have more shocks in store for the US leader as he nears the conclusion of the 18-month-old investigation.Cohen talked to top Putin aideCohen, who was Trump’s personal lawyer and a senior executive in the president’s real estate business, the Trump Organization, admitted to having lied to Congress about trying to negotiate a deal for a Trump Tower in Moscow well into the middle of 2016, even when Trump had wrapped up the Republican nomination for president.Trump in the past denied any ongoing contacts with Moscow. But the criminal complaint filed Thursday depicts Cohen in regular contact with Putin’s top spokesman Dmitry Peskov during that period, seeking to arrange a trip by Trump to Russia to meet Putin.The complaint also says that Cohen kept senior Trump campaign figures, including members of Trump’s family, informed of these efforts — suggesting Trump himself might have been in the loop. That could be trouble for a number of people if they have denied to Mueller or Congress knowledge of Russia contacts during that period.The WikiLeaks nexusMueller has already shown he has evidence that the Trump campaign and Trump’s family entertained offers of dirt on Clinton from Russia.He is expected to soon charge conservative activist Jerome Corsi and campaign advisor Roger Stone in relation to their alleged attempts to coordinate with WikiLeaks over July-October 2016 as the group published Democratic emails damaging to Trump’s election rival Hillary Clinton.The US says the emails were hacked by Russian intelligence which supplied them to WikiLeaks, aiming to tilt the election in Trump’s favor. Mueller has already indicted 25 Russians as part of a criminal “conspiracy” to influence the election.The key question is, does Mueller have evidence that, in trying to contact WikiLeaks, Corsi and Stone were working on behalf of and with the knowledge of Trump or top Trump campaign officials? And would that mean they could be seen as conspiring with the Russians?Manafort’s broken cooperation dealOn Monday Mueller accused former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of violating a cooperation deal by lying to investigators. What the lies were about remains a mystery, but it could underscore what most observers believe: that Mueller has far more evidence than his targets know.Trump has held out the possibility of a pardon to Manafort, who he says was treated “cruelly” by the investigation. Now questions are being raised on whether Trump has obstructed justice by suggesting the pardon.Mueller’s questionnaire for TrumpThe new Cohen and Manafort charges came just after Trump returned answers to a long list of questions submitted to him by Mueller that focus on Russia contacts.The White House delayed answering the questions since the beginning of this year, worried that Trump could be trapped in a possible lie by making statements contrary to evidence presented Mueller by others.Trump’s anger about the investigation raises the possibility that his answers might be contradicted by Cohen, Manafort and others.last_img read more

US Ebola Cases Could Hit 14 Million by MidJan

first_imgLONDON (AP) — New estimates by the World Health Organization  (WHO) and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically — the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone — unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up.In this Sept. 4, 2014, file photo, a health worker, right, sprays a man with disinfectant chemicals after he is suspected of dying due to the Ebola virus as people, rear, look on in Monrovia, Liberia. Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they’ve learned more about how the potentially lethal virus behaves and how future outbreaks might be stopped. The first cases of Ebola were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)Since the first cases were reported six months ago, the tally of cases in West Africa has reached an estimated 5,800 illnesses and over 2,800 deaths. But the U.N. health agency has warned that tallies of recorded cases and deaths are likely to be gross underestimates of the toll that the killer virus is wreaking on West Africa.The U.N. health agency said Tuesday that the true death toll for Liberia, the hardest-hit nation in the outbreak, may never be known, since many bodies of Ebola victims in a crowded slum in the capital, Monrovia, have simply been thrown into nearby rivers.In its new analysis, WHO said Ebola cases are rising exponentially and warned the disease could sicken people for years to come without better control measures. The WHO’s calculations are based on reported cases only.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, released its own predictions Tuesday for the epidemic’s toll, based partly on the assumption that Ebola cases are being underreported. The report says there could be up to 21,000 reported and unreported cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone alone by the end of this month and that cases could balloon to as many as 1.4 million by mid-January.Experts caution those predictions don’t take into account response efforts.Red Cross workers walk through a section of West Point, an area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with residents not allowed to leave as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan released by the U.N. health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-hit areas may be two to four times higher than currently reported. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)The CDC’s numbers seem “somewhat pessimistic” and do not account for infection control efforts already underway, said Dr. Richard Wenzel, a Virginia Commonwealth University scientist who formerly led the International Society for Infectious Diseases.In recent weeks, health officials worldwide have stepped up efforts to provide aid, but the virus is still spreading. There aren’t enough hospital beds, health workers or even soap and water in the hardest-hit West African countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.Last week, the U.S. announced it would build more than a dozen medical centers in Liberia and send 3,000 troops to help. Britain and France have also pledged to build treatment centers in Sierra Leone and Guinea and the World Bank and UNICEF have sent more than $1 million worth of supplies to the region.“We’re beginning to see some signs in the response that gives us hope this increase in cases won’t happen,” said Christopher Dye, WHO’s director of strategy and co-author of the study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, who acknowledged the predictions come with a lot of uncertainties.“This is a bit like weather forecasting. We can do it a few days in advance, but looking a few weeks or months ahead is very difficult.”In this photo taken on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, boys, center, walk past an ambulance, left, equipped to carry Ebola patients, outside the Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone’s capital on Thursday, Sept. 18, stocking up for a three-day shutdown that authorities hope will slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak that is accelerating across West Africa. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)WHO also calculated the death rate to be about 70 percent among hospitalized patients but noted many Ebola cases were only identified after they died. Dye said there was no proof Ebola was more infectious or deadly than in previous outbreaks.Outside experts questioned WHO’s projections and said Ebola’s spread would ultimately be slowed not only by containment measures but by changes in people’s behavior.“It’s a big assumption that nothing will change in the current outbreak response,” said Dr. Armand Sprecher, an infectious diseases specialist at Doctors Without Borders.“Ebola outbreaks usually end when people stop touching the sick,” he said. “The outbreak is not going to end tomorrow but there are things we can do to reduce the case count.”Local health officials have launched campaigns to educate people about the symptoms of Ebola and not to touch the sick or the dead.Sprecher was also unconvinced that Ebola could continue causing cases for years. He said diseases that persist for years usually undergo significant changes to become less deadly or transmissible.Dye and colleagues wrote they expected the numbers of cases and deaths from Ebola to continue rising from hundreds to thousands of cases per week in the coming months — and reach 21,000 by early November. He said it was worrisome that new cases were popping up in areas that hadn’t previously reported Ebola, like in parts of Guinea.Scientists said the response to Ebola in the next few months would be crucial.“The window for controlling this outbreak is closing,” said Adam Kucharski, a research fellow in infectious disease epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.___AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe in New York and Associated Press writer Sarah DiLorenzo in Dakar, Senegal, contributed to this report.___Online:WHO: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/Journal: www.nejm.orglast_img read more

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Both studies were presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 64th Annual Scientific Session in San Diego.“We tend to think of hot flashes as solely a quality of life issue, but these studies — based on data from two very different samples — call that into question,” said Rebecca C. Thurston, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry, psychology and epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, and lead author of both studies. “Hot flashes appear to be more toxic in younger than older women.”The research suggests early onset hot flashes may serve as a red flag to help identify women at greater cardiovascular risk who could benefit from more aggressive risk reduction early in midlife, Thurston said.The studies — funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute — add to emerging research linking hot flashes with cardiovascular risk, and endothelial dysfunction in particular.In the first of the two studies, researchers enrolled 189 healthy peri- or post-menopausal women and examined the relationship between hot flashes and flow-mediated dilation, a marker of endothelial function that tests how well the vessels dilate in response to sheer stress on the vessel wall. Unlike similar studies that have relied solely on women self-reporting hot flashes, women in this study wore a monitor for 24 hours to confirm and quantify hot flashes. Flow-mediated dilation was assessed through a noninvasive ultrasound of the brachial artery in the forearm, which Thurston said correlates well with responses in the coronary artery.More hot flashes over a 24-hour period were associated with significantly lower flow-mediated dilation and, therefore, poorer endothelial function in younger women, defined in this study as age 52 and younger. Hot flashes were not related to the early indicator of heart disease in the older women. The findings remained significant even after controlling for age, race, previous hormone use, menopausal stage and body mass index.It seems the number of hot flashes matters too. On average, women in the study had nine hot flashes in the 24-hour period in which they were monitored. Having any number of hot flashes at a younger age was related to a 3 percent reduction in flow-mediated dilation compared to the younger women with no symptoms, which Thurston said is clinically significant. In particular, flow-mediated dilation in younger women who had 10 or more hot flashes a day was reduced by almost half compared to younger women without hot flashes, indicating the more hot flashes these women had, the more evidence of endothelial dysfunction.“Endothelial function is very important to vascular health, and it’s often the first thing to go in the atherosclerotic process, so it’s an early marker of cardiovascular risk,” Thurston said. The endothelium is a thin membrane that lines the inside of the heart and blood vessels. It helps regulate blood clotting, immune function, inflammation and new blood vessel formation. Poor endothelial function is known to play a role in the development of coronary artery disease and other diseases of the arteries.The second study further validates the findings, but in older women who already had signs of heart disease and were not on hormone therapy. Researchers evaluated 104 post-menopausal women with an average age of 67 who were enrolled in the Women’s Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation study, which was designed to gain a better understanding of female-specific patterns of developing cardiovascular disease.Hot flashes were assessed by questionnaire and women were grouped based on when they recall having hot flashes: never, early onset (age 42 or younger) or traditional onset (after age 42). Women who had early onset hot flashes had significantly lower flow-mediated dilation suggesting poorer endothelial function compared with women whose symptoms started later. This finding remained significant even after controlling for age, race, prior hormone use and obstructive coronary disease. There was no difference in flow-mediated dilation between women who never had hot flashes and those who first experienced them after age 42.“Hot flashes occur at a time in a woman’s life when her risk for heart disease increases,” Thurston said. “Because current cardiovascular risk algorithms do not always predict clinical cardiovascular disease well for midlife women, gaining a better understanding of the role vasomotor symptoms might play on vascular health could help identify women most at risk.”Previous studies have been mixed, although several have also linked hot flashes to lower flow-mediated dilation. Still, more research is needed to refine the precise age at which hot flashes seem to be most associated with worse endothelial dysfunction and to investigate whether the severity of hot flashes plays a role. Research is also needed to uncover the shared mechanisms that might be underlying hot flashes and endothelial function.These studies are limited due to relatively small sample sizes and the use of a surrogate measure for early cardiovascular disease. 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May Sees New Price Peaks for Texas Colorado

first_img Share Black Knight Financial Services Home Prices 2014-07-28 Tory Barringer May Sees New Price Peaks for Texas, Colorado Home price growth at the national level remained steady from April to May, while annual growth pulled back again, according to the latest measure for the month.Home prices in May hit a national index value of $239,000, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ most recent Home Price Index (HPI) report.May’s index was up 0.9 percent on a monthly basis, matching April’s own increase. On an annual basis, the index climbed 5.9 percent, retreating once again from April’s reported 6.4 percent growth, which in turn was down from 7.0 percent in March.As of May, Black Knight estimates the national index remains off of its peak of $268,000 by 11.1 percent.All states posted index gains in May. Rhode Island led the pack with a 1.5 percent price increase, followed by Michigan, Colorado, and Connecticut, which all experienced 1.4 percent appreciation over the month.Among just the 20 largest states, Texas topped the list at 1.3 percent growth.Both Texas and Colorado saw new price peaks again, climbing to $195,000 and $269,000, respectively.For the second straight month, seven of the 40 largest metros measured in Black Knight’s report hit new price peaks, including Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas; San Jose, California; Denver, Colorado; and Nashville, Tennessee, which first surpassed its peak in April.Black Knight’s HPI is the third metric of home prices in May to be released this month, following last week’s Residential Price Index from FNC, which excludes distressed transactions, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s House Price Index, which takes its data from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Scheduled for release Tuesday is the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, which track changes in 20 markets nationwide. The Black Knight index is calculated using the entire stock of properties for each area tracked.center_img July 28, 2014 558 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

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first_img RelatedSterling plans Lisbon and Milan flightsScandinavian carrier Sterling Airlines has announced two new flights to Lisbon and Milan as part of its winter schedule.Switch to Stockholm Arlanda Terminal 5 for Finnair passengersFinnair’s Swedish passengers will benefit from a modern, spacious terminal.LOT Polish Airlines completes Warsaw moveLOT Polish Airlines has announced the completion of its relocation to the new Terminal 2 at Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport. Scandinavian airline Sterling has announced plans to move all its international operations into the Terminal 5 building at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport.Flights to the Danish capital of Copenhagen will be the last to move over to the refurbished terminal building. Passengers previously used Terminal 2 for flights to the city, but will now use the newer base where the majority of Sterling’s other services arrive and depart.The move means that all Sterling’s international flights at Arlanda will use Terminal 5, with domestic flights – to cities including Malmo and Gothenburg – continuing to use Terminal 4.Customers flying with Sterling over the summer will be greeted at Terminal 5 by a new art and design project featuring egg-shaped armchairs and a video installation project. The airline recently announced its summer schedule for this year with flights to Barcelona, East Midlands Airport, London Gatwick and Salzburg from Stockholm.Other summer routes include flights from Gatwick to Oslo and Bergen in Norway, as well as services from the London terminal to the Danish cities of Aalborg, Billund and Copenhagen.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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