zoom APM Terminals Gothenburg has served a notice of termination to 160 staff members, out of a total of 450 employees, due to “a sharp fall in volumes over the past year”.The port operator said that, once the redundancy negotiations are completed, operation will be run on a two-shift basis without night-time service. In total, 450 people work at APM Terminals Gothenburg.“This has been a difficult but necessary decision. We are in a critical situation, where targeted blockades and strikes have been crippling our operation for over a year now, and where we have lost several of our customers. We are now faced with the necessity of winning back confidence and reshaping our operation to the current volume,” Henrik Kristensen, CEO of APM Terminals Gothenburg, said.APM’s container terminal in Gothenburg was hit hard by a series of industrial actions over the past year. Nine days were lost to strikes and 14 trade union blockades following one after the other were organized during the period, resulting in a drop in volumes.APM Terminals Gothenburg added that it “has accepted every proposal that the mediators, selected by the Swedish National Mediation Institute, have made to solve the dispute.”“For our long-term survival, we see no other option than to make major changes to our operation, win back the confidence of customers and be a stable employer for the benefit of our workforce and our owners,” Kristensen added.“Our objective is that the negotiations will take place promptly and we hope to complete them within a couple of weeks, so that we can then inform the members of staff affected. This is a very distressing but unavoidable situation. We will try to make the process as sympathetic as possible,” Sophia Tuveson, HR & Negotiations Manager at APM Terminals Gothenburg, said.
London: World number one Ashleigh Barty’s hopes of becoming the first Australian women’s champion in nearly four decades were dashed on Monday, opening the way for Serena Williams to potentially equal the all-time Grand Slam haul. At the opposite end of the age scale to 37-year-old Williams, 15-year-old Coco Gauff could not summon up yet another magical performance as the crowd-pleasing American went down 6-3, 6-3, to battle-hardened Romanian Simona Halep. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherHaving looked assured last week, while Williams was not altogether convincing, it was 23-year-old Australian Barty who cracked and went down in three sets to unseeded American Alison Riske 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. There was one consolation for Barty as Karolina Pliskova could have taken her number one spot but the Czech third seed went out as well in a marathon duel beaten by compatriot Karolina Muchova 4-6, 7-5, 13-11 Williams, bidding for a 24th Grand Slam title to tie with Australian Margaret Court, will play Riske next after trouncing Carla Suzarez Navarro 6-2, 6-2. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”It is a tough one to swallow but I lost to a better player,” said Barty, who had been hoping to become the first Australian champion since Evonne Goolagong Cawley won her second title in 1980. For Riske it was perhaps an unexpected early wedding present — she gets married after Wimbledon Stephen Amritraj, the son of former Indian Davis Cup player Anand — but extremely well-earned. It will be the 29-year-old’s first appearance in a Grand Slam quarter-final. “I had to play aggressive. I had to take it to Ash,” said Riske. “The grass definitely brings out the best in me. Hopefully it will rub off and happen in other places too.” The prospect of playing Williams did not have her knees knocking together in fear either: “Bring it on!” Halep unlike Gauff’s previous opponents did not let a partisan crowd nor some audacious strokeplay by the American unnerve her and always had the upper hand. Gauff did save three match points but in the end former world number one Halep had little trouble in closing out the match. The American, though, leaves having given the women’s game a much-needed shot in the arm and announced herself as a future Grand Slam contender. Williams, whose clay court season was affected by a knee injury, said the hunger for the game and for victory is as strong as ever. “I always get excited,” said Williams after her victory which put her into a 14th Wimbledon quarter-final. “I’m a really pumped player. That’s my personality. Of course I still I want it or else I wouldn’t be here.” Williams has teamed up with another former world number one Andy Murray in the mixed doubles to accrue more matches and she said that the more she played she more she was finding her rhythm. “It definitely is good, I know that I can play and now that I’m feeling better physically, I almost feel a relief more than anything. “Finally I can play tennis.” Williams, who won her first match with Murray on Saturday, said she will not be taking Riske for granted. “Last time I faced a fellow American, I lost,” she said in reference to her loss to Sofia Kenin at Roland Garros “She’s great on the grass and took out the number one player in the world who’s just won a grass court tournament (Barty won in Birmingham).” Zhang Shuai became the first Chinese woman since Li Na in 2013 to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals. World number 50 Zhang defeated Ukraine teenager Dayana Yastremska 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 — a result far from her mind when she was talked out of retiring at her lowest point in 2015. The 30-year-old, who faces Halep for a place in the semi-finals, thanked her close friend and doubles partner Australia’s Sam Stosur for convincing her to stick with it. “She’s (Stosur) such a nice girl, and she told me when I said I wanted to retire, and she really wanted that I keep going to play.”
New York: Grammy-winning pop superstar Taylor Swift used her songs to highlight various phases of her career at the Prime Day Concert here, from starting off as a country singer to getting inspired by things around her, to an apparent dig at American entrepreneur Scooter Braun, with whom her ongoing feud is only too well known. What stood out, though, was the bits of information she shared during her gig. She reminded the audience that she started off as a country singer before performing ‘Love story’. She then expressed her love for New York before strumming her guitar for an acoustic version of ‘Welcome to New York’, and also opened up about the complexities of love. Looking back, she said: “I started out in country music, and one thing that has been wonderfully consistent throughout the entire time that I’ve been making music is that I write all of it.”
Chris Stewart APTN NewsIn November, the Fraser Institute released a study that shows First Nation’s across Canada are generating billions of dollars of their own revenue.And by doing so becoming less dependent on federal money.Alberta’s Fort McKay claims to be one such success story.Chief Jim Boucher says investments in oil is the firstname.lastname@example.org
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Oct 8, 2013 11:51 am MDT air passengers bill of rights|board local|consumer rights|parliament hill|Prime Minister Stephen Harper|stephen harper|throne speech Harper’s Throne Speech rumoured to include air passengers’ bill of rights OTTAWA – You could soon have more protection from the federal government when you board a flight.There is wide speculation that next week’s Throne Speech could include the announcement of an air passengers’ bill of rights to ensure consumers are properly treated when they are bumped from flights or their trips are delayed.When these things happen, the New Democrats want passengers to be reimbursed hundreds of dollars.But the NDP’s Glenn Thibeault is skeptical the Conservatives will do that. “I don’t see them doing anything to protect consumers except do a lot of shoddy pony stuff with not a lot of teeth.”“From credit card interest rates to credit card fees to air passengers bill of rights to the telecom file, everything they’ve done is voted against it or make it voluntary and toothless.”Marc-Andre O’Rourke, director of the National Airlines Council of Canada, says the NDP proposals are uneconomic and unreasonable but he hopes the government will listen to everyone involved before crafting any legislation.“All the stakeholders in air transportation be part of this consultation, including the passengers.”The Transport Minister’s office would not confirm or deny any air passengers’ bill of rights, saying it will not comment on speculation.
Senior guard Aaron Craft answers questions from the media during Ohio State basketball Media Day Oct. 10 at the Schottenstein Center.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorA mission trip to Haiti. Getting engaged. Taking courses as he works toward earning his nutrition degree.Senior point guard Aaron Craft had quite the summer — and still managed to work on his jump shot.“It was probably one of the more challenging summers I’ve had, academic-wise, but I got to do some fun things,” Craft said Oct. 10 at OSU Media Day. “I got to go to a couple (basketball) camps, got to go to Haiti, I got engaged (to longtime girlfriend Amber Peterson). It was a good summer.”The main facet of his game he wanted to change was his jump shot — mainly to remove the pause it had in hopes of making it more fluid.“I worked hard. I don’t know what happened last year but we started from square one this spring,” Craft said, referencing his time in the gym with former assistant coach Chris Jent and assistant coach Greg Paulus. “It was tough — it was frustrating at times.”Craft averaged 10 points per game last season, a career best, but only shot 41.7 percent from the field, and 30 percent from beyond the arc. Both career lows.The 2012-13 second team All-Big Ten selection is sure to be counted on this season to shoulder more of a scoring load with the departure of Deshaun Thomas (team-leading 19.8 points per game in 2012-13) to the NBA Draft.OSU coach Thad Matta said filling that void will not fall on one guy.“When you think back, Deshaun got us a lot of big, important baskets. A lot of times we looked, we looked, we looked, we looked for Deshaun,” Matta said at Media Day. “The one thing I think we got right now going is a little bit more of a flow to our offense. I don’t want to label a guy and say ‘Hey, you’re Deshaun Thomas, you’re going to do what he did.’”Craft agreed, adding that improving as a team is more important than a single player stepping up.“You can’t replace Deshaun with just one person,” he said. “Even with him, we shot one of the worst percentages in coach’s career here at Ohio State. Our biggest focus is being able to knock down open shots, elevating our shooting percentage and that opens up countless other things on the offensive end.”Craft’s work retooling his shot into more of a threat came from the team needing it to, but also because doing so is just how the man is wired.“We watched tape, we knew what the problems were, things that I struggled with,” Craft said. “And not being able to go on the floor and correct it right away is very frustrating. Especially for a guy like me … it made me really angry. It took us a while, (but) we got there eventually.”Refining his shot and other parts of his game came as no surprise to Matta.“If there’s one person that you don’t have to challenge, it’s Aaron Craft,” he said.The Buckeye point guard has been part of 94 of Matta’s 250 wins at OSU, and being a part of that standard of excellence is something he calls “a great blessing.”“It’s amazing,” Craft said. “We are still a football school, but Coach Matta’s done leaps and bounds not to change that, but you know, understand that basketball is a big time program here. And being able to play a small role in that over my three years has been a great blessing for me.”Being that this season is his point guard’s last hurrah, Matta knows Craft is really one of a kind.“He’s special, he’s unique (as a player),” Matta said. “He wants to win and he wants to win the right way. And that is by playing great team basketball. He wants to represent this university the best that he can.”Junior center Amir Williams, who will more than likely be a full-time starter along with Craft this winter after starting 26 of 37 contests last year, called Craft the “heart and pride” of the Buckeyes. Williams said his defensive prowess, which has garnered Craft numerous awards, namely 2012 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and 2013 Big Ten All-Defensive Team, is what sets him apart.“He’s what makes us go. His hard work, his effort (on defense) … He’s very talkative,” Williams said. “We see him out there competing and giving his all, that forces us more to give our all out there.”Matta said Craft has not been shy about telling his teammates what to do on that side of the ball.“Aaron is more vocal to what he’s seeing,” Matta said. “He’s, in my mind, always doing the right thing (on defense).”With pressure mounting to continue and even exceed the high-caliber play that has become the norm for the program since before he arrived in Columbus in 2011, enjoying his final year as a Buckeye is the only thing Craft has on his mind.“It’s crazy. It’s gone by fast. I’ve loved every moment I’ve had here,” Craft said. “The biggest thing (fellow senior) Lenzelle (Smith Jr.) and I are trying to do is make the most of this last year. We really think the best is ahead of us.”Craft and company are scheduled to open regular season play Nov. 9 against Morgan State at the Schottenstein Center.
A NEW REPORT from an economic body says that weekly State pensions should be means tested.The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development review is due out tomorrow and according to the Sunday Times it calls for the weekly state pension to be means tested.It is asking for this so that the pension is not paid to high-earners.The review was commissioned by Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton and also says the current state pension scheme in this country is “complex”.Some may welcome means-testing the state pension, so that those who are wealthier do not get the same amount as those who are less well off. Others may welcome another option, such as a universal basic pension scheme.Should weekly State pensions be means-tested? Poll Results: No (2018) YesNoI’m not sureVote Yes (798) I’m not sure (1551)
The PlayStation 2 is a console few gamers will ever forget. Unlike the PS3’s awkward start it was a perfect follow-up to the PSOne and sold like hot cakes, and has continued to sell millions even as it was being replaced.While I still have a PS2 under my TV, some people have decided to start experimenting with the hardware instead. One such person is a UK modder by the name of techknott who has managed to transform a PS2 console into a PS2 handheld unit.AdChoices广告The disc drive is mounted on the back of the unit while the DualShock controller has been rearranged and mounted on the casing surrounding a PSOne display taken from the console’s screen accessory. It’s a 5-inch LCD color TFT display that does a good enough job.While it’s quite a bulky unit, I can still see it being acceptable for holding while playing for relatively long periods of time. It’s non PSP, though, and can’t currently be played on the go due to the lack of a battery pack.Techknott actually made the handheld as a commission, but the person who requested it won’t respond to him anymore. His only alternative is to sell it to the highest bidder via the ModRetro forums (link below).Read more at the ModRetro forums, via Engadget
In recent months, THQ Nordic (formerly Nordic Games) has released remastered editions of both Darksiders games. It appears that these titles were released in preparation for a brand-new entry. Today, the company has officially announced Darksiders 3.Darksiders takes place in the distant future after the biblical Apocalypse has wiped out humanity. The first two games centered around the mystery of who (or what) initiated the Apocalypse prematurely. Like the previous titles, players will once again play one of the famed Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The reveal trailer below gives us a taste of what to expect. Hands-On: ‘Sparklite’ Is a Fun Zelda-Inspired RoguelikeSteelSeries Arctis 1 Is World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming Headset Stay on target “Return to an apocalyptic planet Earth in Darksiders 3, a hack-n-slash action adventure where players take on the role of Fury in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins,” said THQ Nordic on their website. “The Charred Council calls upon Fury to battle from the heights of heaven down through the depths of hell in a quest to restore humanity and prove that she is the most powerful of the Horsemen.”Fury is a whip-wielding mage. She must hunt down her targets and slay many foul beasts in an “open-ended, living, free-form” world. Like her brothers, War and Death, Fury has to travel between different environments to “uncover secrets while advancing the Darksiders 3 story.THQ Nordic is developing Darksiders 3 alongside Gunfire Games. Gunfire’s team contains many of the original developers that created Darksiders. “The Gunfire team brings an intimate involvement with every aspect of the Darksiders franchise since its inception,” said THQ Nordic business director Reinhard Pollice. “There is simply no team better qualified to create Darksiders 3, beginning with our unpredictable and enigmatic hero Fury—a mage who is considered the most powerful of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!”There’s no solid release date for Darksiders 3. All we know at this time is that it will be released sometime in 2018 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Stay tuned for more information as it develops.
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 23, 2017 – Nassau – The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes recently met with executives of The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services. Minister Foulkes was joined by the newly appointed Chairperson of the Prices Commission, Mrs. Synida Dorsett.The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services team was represented by Dr. Renae Bufford, Director; Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Councilmember; Mr. Edison Sumner, Vice Chairman of the Bureau and CEO of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation.Minister Foulkes noted that the Bureau has done a tremendous amount of work in the community and helps the local economy. He commended Dr. Bufford and her team for their efforts.Pictured from L – R are Mrs. Shavonne Symonette, Administration Officer Ministry of Labour; Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Councilmember on the Board of The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services; Minister Foulkes; Mr. Edison Sumner, Vice Chairman of the Bureau and CEO of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation; Dr. Renae Bufford, Director of The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services; Mrs. Synida Dorsett, Chairperson of the Prices Commission; Mr. Morgan Graham, Assistant Director of Labour, Ministry of Labour.Press Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
A C-tran bus was involved in a minor hit-and-run accident with a vehicle Thursday morning, according to agency spokesman Scott Patterson. The 40-foot-long bus was taking a right turn from Northeast 50th Street onto Northeast St. Johns Road when a vehicle traveling behind the bus collided with the bus, Patterson said. The report was made about 7 a.m. after the bus driver did not stop.“The driver just didn’t register (what happened),” Patterson said. He said there was no damage to the bus.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash and Sgt. Fred Neiman said that the agency won’t release any information until police have spoken with the bus driver.
NEW DELHI: Buoyed by the sweeping victory of the BJP in the Tripura panchayat elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lauded efforts of the local party unit in making BJP formidable. “Tripura’s faith in @BJP4India remains unwavering! I thank the people of the state for blessing the party in the Panchayat Elections across the state. The transformative work in Tripura’s rural areas is positively impacting many lives. Kudos to the local unit for the hard work!” Modi tweeted in response to Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s tweet announcing Panchayat poll results. Also Read – Trinamool, BJP activists scuffle at Dilip Ghosh’s event Advertise With Us Tripura’s faith in @BJP4India remains unwavering! I thank the people of the state for blessing the party in the Panchayat Elections across the state. The transformative work in Tripura’s rural areas is positively impacting many lives. Kudos to the local unit for the hardwork! https://t.co/miki9OKf53— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 2, 2019 The Prime Minister also appealed to BJP workers from other states to interact with their counterparts in Tripura. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us “I would urge @BJP4India Karyakartas from other states to interact with Karyakartas from Tripura. The Party’s repeated successes in the state demonstrate the power of development politics and democratic temperament. It also shows that with the right effort, everything is possible,” Modi said in his subsequent tweet. BJP swept the three-tier Panchayat polls in Tripura, results of which were announced on Thursday. Advertise With Us In Zilla Parishad, the party won 114 out of the 116 seats that went to polls in eight districts, the Chief Minister said. “The figures says it all. In Zilla Parishad Out of total 116 seats in 8 districts #BJP has won 114. In Panchayat Samiti out of total 419 seats in 35 blocks #BJP has won 411. In Gram Panchayats out of total 6111 seats in 591 Panchayats #BJP has won 5916 #BJPVictory” read Biplab’s tweet.
Citation: Polaroid PoGo brings instant printing to the digital age (2009, October 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-polaroid-pogo-instant-digital-age.html © 2009 PhysOrg.com Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera As with most digital cameras the PoGo allows you to take a picture and review it on the LCD. You can then delete, adjust, crop, save, or upload it, and add a date and file number if you wish. But with the Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital you can also print the picture then and there with a simple press of the Print button on the back of the camera. You can even add a border to the picture you print. The PoGo Instant Digital has a built-in ZINK (zero ink) printer. In the ZINK process a paper is used that has dye crystals embedded in it. The print head in the printer heats the paper to fix the image and colors. The new printer is similar to the Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer, but is faster, and the quality has improved. Prints are small, at only two inches by three, and have a peel-off sticky back for instantly sticking the photo into an album or book, for example. The prints are smudge-free and water and tear resistant. The print quality is excellent for this type of printer, and according to Polaroid an even better paper is expected to be released next year. The paper comes in packs of 10, 30 or 80. Loading the camera is a simple matter of opening the back and inserting the pack of paper. The camera has an SD card slot but no card is supplied. The internal memory of 4MB is sufficient for 10 pictures at the lowest quality or five at the highest, but many users will probably print the pictures and then immediately delete them, so the relatively low memory may not be an issue. If it is an issue, it’s a simple matter to buy an SD card and use it to store the images.The Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital camera retails at around $200. Spare rechargeable batteries are expected to become available by the end of the year, and they will be useful as the battery lasts for only 20-30 prints. Dell’s Wasabi printer loses on price and quality (PhysOrg.com) — Polaroid, founded in 1937 by American physicist Edwin H. Land, invented instant photographic printing. Its first instant film camera went on sale in November 1948, but in February 2008 the company decided to cease all production in favor of digital photography products. Earlier this year, Polaroid returned to the concept of instant printing and brought it into the digital age with its PoGo Instant Digital camera. Now you can take digital photographs and print them instantly. Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further The PoGo is a 5-megapixel digital camera with built-in printer. The camera looks like a regular digital camera, except it is a little larger, and has a slot on one side through which the prints emerge. The other side of the camera has power and USB connections for uploading the pictures to computer or printing on a normal photo-quality printer.The camera has a fixed focus lens, 4 x digital zoom, built-in flash, and a three-inch wide color LCD screen with menu and controls on the back. Picture image quality is about equivalent to that of a high quality camera phone.
The mutineer glances back at the grizzled pirate captain as a sharp piece of steel jabs him in the back, prodding him forward. His crimes against the ship were too great and now he must face the ultimate penalty: walking the plank with arms bound. This scene is a familiar one when it comes to talking about pirates. Next to peg legs, parrots, and hooks for hands, the idea of walking the plank is one of the most commonly associated acts with pirates.Certainly wasn’t an easy lifeHowever, most of the pirate lore that we all know and love today isn’t historically accurate, but rather came about due to the influence of various writers, most famously Robert Louis Stevenson with Treasure Island.Artist’s conception of walking the plank – illustration by Howard Pyle for Harper’s Magazine, 1887.So, what about walking the plank? Is that truly a facet of pirate life or is it just another fiction that has been ingrained into the imaginations of popular culture? The answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think.The first myth that can be put to bed is the idea that every pirate practiced walking the plank as a means of punishing mutineers and those who warranted the death penalty.Pirates fight in “Who Shall Be Captain?” by Howard Pyle.When it came to matters of internal affairs, pirate crews would either simply execute the offending party or maroon them, leaving the victim on a small, barren island with a pistol loaded with a single bullet.For lesser crimes, flogging was the preferred method of discipline amongst pirates.Treasure being divided among pirates in an illustration by Howard Pyle.For those who were captured by pirates and sentenced to execution, there are a few examples in history of pirates forcing them to walk the plank.Usually, this was done as a form of entertainment for the crew, to get a laugh as a bound person was given an opportunity to “swim for freedom” as they were forced to walk off the edge of the plank.Walking the plankThe concept of walking the plank has only shown up a few times in history, infrequently enough to indicate that this was not a widespread practice.However, writers gave the concept real popularity when they began to include them in their stories during the 1800s.Bizarre Pirate traditions most people don’t know aboutTreasure Island, a book responsible for many untrue stereotypes about pirates, would popularize the idea, as Billy Bones would tell terrible tales about walking the plank to young Jim Hawkins.Blackbeard the Pirate.Perhaps the biggest modern contributor to the idea that pirates made their victims walk the plank was Disney’s, Peter Pan.The famous scene was Captain Hook is forcing Wendy to walk the plank undoubtedly gave many children the idea that this was a normal practice for pirates.British sailors boarding an Algerine pirate ship.One lexicographer, Francis Grose, believed that the practice of walking the plank stemmed from the desire to avoid legal penalty.In his definition of walking the plank in Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, he wrote that this practice was designed as a way to avoid the penalty of murder.Other historians have made such claims as well, that uneducated pirates very well could have forced people off of the plank in the middle of the ocean so that they could not be accused of directly murdering individuals.Pirate stands on a plankOf course, if this were actually the case, the legal defense would be laughable at best, because piracy was absolutely illegal and often carried the death penalty with it.Any pirate who was captured could potentially be facing a hanging, regardless of whether they made someone walk the plank or not.Newton and Linda Darnell in Blackbeard the Pirate (1952).In the end, the truth is muddled. If a pirate really wanted to get rid of someone on their boat, they would most likely have just thrown their victim over the side.Did some pirates practice making people walk the plank? There are a few accounts, such as John Derdrake who was said to make all of his foes walk off a plank.But a handful of people doesn’t mean the practice was widespread in the least. Walking the plank, for the most part, is just another piece of literary fiction created to add color and character to pirates within books and movies.Andrew Pourciaux is a novelist hailing from sunny Sarasota, Florida, where he spends the majority of his time writing and podcasting.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) – Organizers of an investment conference in the Cayman Islands say they have been forbidden from disclosing any details about a speech by former President George W. Bush in the offshore financial haven, an event spokesman said Thursday.The keynote speech by the former president is “totally closed to all journalists,” and conference organizers are forbidden from discussing any aspect of it even in general terms, spokesman Dan Kneipp said. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project How do cataracts affect your vision? Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Top Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories 0 Comments Share 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 “We’ve got a complete blackout on discussing the Bush details,” Kneipp told The Associated Press.The restrictions were imposed by the former president’s staff, he said. Bush was scheduled to speak Thursday evening at The Ritz-Carlton on Grand Cayman Island.“It’s totally their decision,” Kneipp said of the decision to close the event to the media.Sponsors of the two-day conference include KPMG, a company that provides tax advisory services, and Deutsche Bank. It costs $4,000 to attend and other speakers include billionaire Richard Branson.Cayman Islands officials are proud of the British territory’s role as an offshore finance center. But members of the U.S. Congress and advocates for changes in tax laws have accused corporations and wealthy individuals of using so-called financial havens to improperly avoid taxes.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
“We have both seen the nuclear issue as a zero sum game,” he said. “I hope we have come to an understanding that the approach was wrong.”The rhetoric is consistent with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s outreach to the West since he was elected in June. Zarif leads Iran’s negotiating team that is set to return to talks in Geneva next week with a six-nation group: the permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany.The West and others fear that Iran could eventually produce a nuclear weapon. Iran insists it only seeks reactors for energy and medical use.On Friday, Zarif was on the panel with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and flew afterward for meetings in Ankara with Davutoglu and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The relationship between the two countries has been strained over the civil war in Syria, with Iran backing the government of Bashar Assad and Turkey supporting the rebels. Davutoglu and Zarif each said it was in both countries’ interests to contain the sectarian tension sparked by the conflict in Syria.“As two important countries of the region, Iran and Turkey are working toward preventing ethnic and sectarian rifts,” Zarif said at a joint news conference in Ankara. “We agree to work together against extremism, which is a great threat.” Top Stories How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Comments Share (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Patients with chronic pain give advice ISTANBUL (AP) – Iran’s foreign minister said Friday that both Iran and the West need a new approach if negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program are to succeed.Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a conference on disarmament in Istanbul that a decade of failed negotiations has led to consequences neither side wanted. To Western dismay, Iran has drastically boosted its ability to enrich uranium. To Iran’s detriment, international sanctions have hurt its economy. Men’s health affects baby’s health too New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories
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Wilson stood aside last month as the archbishop of Adelaide and is a former president of the Catholic Church’s top body in Australia. citing fresh data analysis by British firm Inmarsat. you are an amazing woman and we are now bonded together forever by a unique experience, For more than a decade, in Asia This back-pedalling is nearly as cringeworthy as the casting Marvel must think were all idiots" Actors such as Fresh Off the Boat’s Constance Wu and Agents of SHIELD’s Ming-Na Wen have also criticized whitewashing and racism in Hollywood As Margaret Cho pointed out in Tuesday’s tweets Asian characters in pop culture are already scarce enough A study conducted by the University of Southern California found that just 5% of the characters in 2014’s top 700 grossing films were Asian (The percentage has been similarly bleak since the USC started the study in 2007) Few Asian actors get the chance to break out of basic stereotypes about the race And even fewer get to star in their own film or TV show: Cho herself broke ground with the first sitcom on TV about an Asian-American family All-American Girl from 1994-1995 Fresh Off the Boat which premiered last year is only the second Cho and others used the #WhiteWashedOut hashtag on Twitter to protest this status quo There’s a real problem with Asian representation in Hollywood and we’re #WhitewashedOUT https://tco/6ejm80GYYN pictwittercom/nZX1EZlzvJ Book Riot Comics (@BookRiotComics) May 3 2016 Not a sidekick Not a sidechick #whitewashedOUT Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) May 3 2016 #whitewashedOUT means the continued stereotype of the unattractive Asian male the submissive Asian woman the tiger mom etc Ellen "We Will Keep Fighting" Oh (@ElloEllenOh) May 3 2016 My biracial Asian American kids have never seen a single kids’ movie or show starring girls who look like them #whitewashedOUT Nicole Chung (@nicole_soojung) May 3 2016 #whitewashedOUT means being repeatedly told I should write under a "white" pseudonym because "no one would buy a book by someone Chinese" Marjorie Liu (@marjoriemliu) May 3 2016 No – there are just no roles written for us #whitewashedOUT https://tco/otm9GUR2je Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) May 3 2016 I didn’t think seeing Indian Americans mattered to me until @mindykaling Until I cried seeing @azizansari on Netflix #whitewashedOUT Amitha (@amithaknight) May 3 2016 When ppl say your story isn’t "authentic enough" bc you’re US-born/raised & not writing what "immigrant experience" #whitewashedOUT M Trota Fieriosa ㈝3;6;㈕4;㊍2; 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Lok Sabha then followed suit as members created a din to prevent Swaraj from making her statement As the protests continued Speaker Sumitra Mahajan repeatedly asked the House for decorum Whenthe noise refused to die down shesaid that notices of no-confidence motion cannot be taken up as the House was not in order She then adjourned the House for the day On Monday as well Lok Sabhawas adjourned for the day without transacting any business after parties from Tamil Naduand Andhra Pradesh disrupted proceedings With inputs from PTI From Laval via Dortmund to London it’s been a remarkable journey for Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang Still what he must have watched on Tuesday wasn’t encouraging – it was Arsenal at their ‘finest’: a mass implosion with lamentable mistakes and monumental errors slapstick defending and a collective with the spine of a jellyfish It was Wengerian football at its direst with the usual checklist of defensive miscalculations and misunderstandings Granit Xhaka ineptitudes and a rudderless and leaderless XI Gone was the comfort and even repose of the post-Alexis Sanchez era Arsenal had defeated Crystal Palace and outwitted Chelsea tactically in the Carabao Cup but this Arsenal inception in Wales was very much a drenched and drained reincarnation of the London team with Sanchez in their ranks but without the Chilean’s zip and zap and with even less panache and pedigree Credit to Swansea for a fabulous performance and a fine execution of Carlos Carvalhal’s gameplan but somewhere in a lush hotel suite in the English capital Aubameyang’s wonder at his putative transfer must have turned into sincere pondering and not without ennui: Wengerian football Arsenal a top club Aubameyang presumably experienced his first existential crisis in London It will not be his last Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s signing was announced by Arsenal on Wednesday Image courtesy: Twitter/@Arsenal On Tuesday the Gabonese had arrived in London to complete a 635 million transfer from Dortmund to Arsenal The striker has the speed the game intelligence and nose for goal that Arsenal crave up front His stats are outstanding: in 213 games for German giants Borussia Dortmund Aubameyang scored 172 goals including 21 in 24 matches this season There simply wasn’t a better striker in the Bundesliga except Polish star Robert Lewandowski who averaged a goal every 107 minutes In the past two and a half seasons he netted 69 goals in 79 league games — only Luis Suarez Lionel Messi Lewandowski Harry Kane Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain did better in the corresponding period in Europe’s top five leagues He scored 66 goals more than any other Dortmund player since his debut in July 2013 But to reduce Aubameyang’s qualities to stats and a battle with Lewandowski would be short-sighted At Dortmund he evolved Under Jurgen Klopp he played primarily as a winger in his first two seasons He scored but wasn’t exceptional The arrival of Thomas Tuchel Klopp’s successor transformed Aubameyang He became an out-and-out-striker a top poacher and a lethal presence inside the penalty box Ciro Immobile and even Lewandowski who had decided to move to Bavaria were soon forgotten His reinvention as a centre forward was high-flying with pace the key to his game His link-up play remained — and remains — unsatisfactory but was compensated with bursts of speed and his ‘Torinstinct’ His goal-scoring appetite didn’t go unnoticed and the Gabonese was linked to multiple elite European clubs but his move never came Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City showed interest but his dream of joining Real Madrid faded when Zinedane Zidane overlooked him Arsenal can no longer compete with those elite clubs and perhaps the idea of playing in red and white is without the proposition of the Champions League no longer engaging alluring or fascinating but Aubameyang thought otherwise He is tasked with providing new impetus at Arsenal and scoring goals providing a team on the drift with firepower The club sold their top scorer in each of the past five seasons (Theo Walcott 21 goals Olivier Giroud 22 Sanchez 25 Giroud 24 and Sanchez 30) in the space of just a fortnight an unprecedented sale His new club sits in sixth position eight points behind the top four The League Cup and the long road to Lyon in the Europa League may offer some gratification and salvation but with the terminal velocity and irrelevance that Arsenal are playing their way to a disastrous season finale even Aubameyang may be sucked into the despondent narrative of the North London club The Gabonese offers as many solutions as he raises questions: how will he fit into the Arsenal team Will his character be a disruptive force in the dressing room What will happen to Alexandre Lacazette Is Arsene Wenger ready to switch to a 4-4-2 to accommodate both the Frenchman and his newest recruits and play Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the wing Was his recruitment necessary in a team that long has been top-heavy and fragile at the back Aubemayang’s signing was perhaps not a pressing need for Arsenal but the prospect of Mesut Ozil who signed a new deal until 2021 Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang combining all together is a daunting one — if and when Aubameyang can outrun and outscore everyone while Tamil Nadu parties? for one day only. 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