Within hours of his return to Goa after undergoing check-up and treatment for pancreas related ailment in a U.S. hospital, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday left for Lilavati hospital, Mumbai as he felt uneasy in the morning.Chief Minister was feeling uneasy, perhaps due to a jet-lag after a long flight from the U.S., a senior official in Chief Minister’s Office(CMO) here told The Hindu on Thursday.”The Chief Minister has been flown to Mumbai on Thursday afternoon. He is expected to return in a few days. He was feeling fatigue,” CMO official told The Hindu on condition of anonymity.Mr. Parrikar had returned to Goa on Thursday, after undergoing review treatment for more than a week in a hospital in New York where he had recently undergone treatment for over three months and returned to Goa in June.On August 10, Mr. Parrikar had again left for the US for review of his treatment.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Paris: World champion PV Sindhu would look to snap her recent run of early exits when she begins her women’s singles campaign at the USD 750,000 French Open badminton tournament, beginning here on Tuesday.Since claiming her maiden World Championships title in August, Sindhu has looked awfully out-of-form as she had failed to cross the second round in three tournaments. She faltered in the second and first rounds at the China Open and Korea Open respectively last month. Sindhu again exited in the second round in straight games against Korea’s An Se Young in Denmark Open last week.The Olympic silver medallist looked a tad slow in her movement in the last three tournaments, showing signs of dip in her form.Seeded fifth in the tournament, Sindhu, a 2017 semifinalist, will be up against Canada’s world number 9 Michelle Li, who has beaten the Indian in the past twice.If Sindhu gets past the early rounds, the world number 6 Indian is likely to face top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals.World number 8 Saina Nehwal, who is also taking part in this BWF World Tour Super 750 event, has also been struggling with her fitness and has made three first-round exits in her last three tournaments.The 29-year-old, who had finished runner-up at the 2012 edition, will meet Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi in the opening round.In the men’s singles, 2017 champion Kidambi Srikanth too will be desperate to turn around his poor run in form when he steps out at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin here.However, it will not be an easy outing for the world number 9 Indian as he opens his campaign against second seed Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen.Former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, who reached the semifinals at India Open and Korea Open, would look to prove that the first-round exit last week at Denmark Open was an aberration when he lock horns with Hong Kong’s NG Ka Long Angus.Sameer Verma, who had reached the semifinals of the World Tour Finals last December, will meet Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the opening round.World number 12 B Sai Praneeth, who had claimed a bronze at the World Championships, will once again face the legendary Lin Dan of China in the opening round. A 2017 Singapore Open winner, Praneeth had beaten the two-time Olympic champion Chinese at Denmark Open last week.In the doubles, the women’s pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy will square off against fifth seeded Korean duo of Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan.The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty face the Dutch combination of Jelle Maas and Robin Tabeling. Another men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy and the mixed duo of Satwiksairaj and Ashwini are also in the fray. Ashwini PonnappabadmintonBWF World TourChirag Shetty First Published: October 21, 2019, 5:00 PM IST
Texas A&M walk-on Cullen Gillaspia will have the honor of wearing No. 12 for the program this season. Friday, he posted an emotional note to Twitter.Cullen Gillaspia, a sophomore linebacker who walked on with the program, was officially given a scholarship last week. Friday, he was given an even bigger honor – he’ll wear No. 12 for the Aggies this season. As you’d guess, that’s a special honor in College Station. Here’s more, via 247Sports:Texas A&M’s 12th Man tradition dates back to 1922 when E. King Gill came down from the stands to suit up against Centre College. Though he did not enter the game, it showed a willingness to join in with the team. That is why Aggie fans are called the “12th Man” to this day.Now, the number 12 at A&M is reserved for one player, usually a special teams ace, and always a walk-on or former walk-on, that shows leadership and dedication.Gillaspia, after learning of the decision, took to Twitter with an emotional note for his followers. You can read it below:“The past week has by far been the best week of my life, from earning a full athletic scholarship to become the 12th man. I would like to personally thank each and every one of ya’ll from the bottom of my heart for the support y’all have showed. None of this would be possible without y’all, and of course the man upstairs. He has been blessing me more than I could ever imagine. Earning the 12th man holds a special place in my heart because it was my goal through the whole offseason. Every rep, every spring, every 5am workout I had one thing in my mind and that was the #12. Today all of the hard work payed off and a dream came true. I cannot wait to run onto Kyle field tomorrow representing the best University in the world. I may be wearing the 12 on the field. But the real 12s are the ones in the stands. I’m extremely humbled and blessed by this opportunity and Tomorrow I plan to make the best of it. Once again, THANKS and #BTHOucla.”Here’s the post itself:#BTHOucla pic.twitter.com/Jo1zDYijTm— Cullen Gillaspia (@CGillaspia) September 2, 2016Congrats to Gillaspia on the honor. Texas A&M and UCLA kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The retrial of Dennis Oland for the second degree murder of his father, Richard Oland, will begin on Tuesday.The final jury members were chosen on Wednesday, ending a three-day selection process that was originally scheduled for two weeks.Justice Terrence Morrison of the Court of Queen’s Bench thanked prospective jurors waiting in an adjoining courtroom, telling them they were free to go.“I am sure that will make your day,” he said, addressing the crowd on a closed circuit system.“I know it has been challenging for all of you.”The jury is made up of 14 members and two alternates — a larger-than-normal panel because the trial is expected to take so long, at least four months.There are nine women and seven men.The jury selection process began on Oct. 15, when over 1,000 people answered summonses and showed up at a local hockey arena.It was the first step in what promises to be a closely watched, high-profile murder case involving one of the most prominent families in the Maritimes.Richard Oland, whose bludgeoned body was found in a pool of blood in his Saint John office on the morning of July 7, 2011, was a former executive at the family brewery, Moosehead. The multimillionaire was a well-known businessman and sportsman in Saint John.His only son, Dennis, was charged in 2013. The verdict in Oland’s first trial was set aside on appeal in 2016 and a new trial was ordered.Oland has pleaded not guilty.
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde told Justin Trudeau on Friday “it is incomprehensible that, in 2019, we can allow the legacy of Residential Schools and the 60s Scoop to continue through nothing more than another colonial practice.” APTN/file photo.Justin BrakeAPTN NewsAssembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde has personally asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to table a bill that would give jurisdiction over child welfare to First Nations.In a letter dated Feb. 7, but sent to Trudeau on Friday, Bellegarde says Trudeau should consider his promised child welfare bill a “litmus test of your political will to finally break from generations of colonial policies.“Such policies, both federal and provincial/territorial, have torn generations of First Nations families apart. It is incomprehensible that, in 2019, we can allow the legacy of Residential Schools and the 60s Scoop to continue through nothing more than another colonial practice.”The letter follows recent public letters and comments from First Nation leaders in B.C., Saskatchewan and Ontario, who say the last draft bill they were privy to did not include the full transfer of jurisdiction over child welfare to First Nations.Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Vice Chief David Pratt told APTN News Thursday that former Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott said giving First Nations jurisdiction was “doable”.But Pratt said the Saskatchewan government told FSIN leadership that they weren’t willing to relinquish jurisdiction over Indigenous children in state care.On Friday Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief for Manitoba Kevin Hart told APTN he believes the Manitoba government is also resisting the legislation.“Our children have been commodified and used as leverage by provincial governments” for economic purposes, he said.“The child tax benefits that are generated by kids in care are put into the general revenue of the province of Manitoba to basically stimulate the very economy here when it comes to child and family services,” he added, referring to the federal transfers to provincial governments.Cheryl Casimer of B.C.’s First Nation Summit told APTN this week the two “deal breakers” for most First Nations is the jurisdiction issue, and adequate funding for transition and implementation of child welfare.AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart says his province is among those resistant to handing jurisdiction over Indigenous children in state care to First Nations. APTN.Leaders say the matter is urgent, because Parliament doesn’t sit next week, and with each day that passes the chances of passing federal legislation before the fall election grows slimmer.“The criticisms of the draft Indigenous Family Unity Act are simple and straightforward and have been echoed by First Nations leadership from coast to coast to coast,” Bellegarde wrote in his letter to Trudeau.“The legislation must affirm our jurisdiction and responsibility over our children and families, under our own laws. Further, to effectively implement jurisdiction, a clear commitment of adequate and sustainable funding is imperative.”Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan has declined to comment on the substance of the legislation but has said his department is working to address the concerns raised by First Nation leaders.In December, Trudeau promised the Liberals would table the long-anticipated Indigenous languages and child welfare bills by the end of January.Only the language legislation has been introduced, but without the support of Inuit.Hart said the language legislation is meaningless if First Nations can’t regain jurisdiction over their children.“We cannot protect and preserve our languages if we don’t have our children to teach those very languages to.”firstname.lastname@example.org@JustinBrakeNews
There are long lead times in the bus and coach sector between orders, sales and registrations. This ensured the tough economic climate gripped the sector later than other markets and is likely to mean the recovery is slower to take hold. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) • Big bus volumes fall 16.1% in September and 38.9% over the year to date. “A good performance by the coach sector failed to halt a further decline in overall bus and coach registrations in September,” said Paul Everitt, the SMMT’s chief executive. “Though coach registrations rose in all but two months of 2010, September’s is the result of structural changes. The outlook is tough with worries that austerity measures may further slow bus market recovery. The rise in the numbers of low carbon buses this month is good news; we hope that greening the fleet will deliver more economic and environmental gains.” • Minibuses (3.5 to 5t gvw) slip 1.6% in September. • Big coach volumes rise 52.0% in September and 9.5% over the year to date. Rise in coach volumes fails to offset falling bus registrations
The University of Maryland is the 13th team in the history of the Big Ten Conference. Maryland’s Board of Regents voted “overwhelmingly” to approve the university’s application to the Big Ten, and current conference university presidents assembled for a Monday conference to unanimously approve the school’s admittance. Maryland’s move to the Big Ten will take effect July 1, 2014. Maryland athletics, which bears the nickname “Terrapins,” a kind of turtle, will abandon the Atlantic Coast Conference after nearly six decades of membership. Maryland is expected to negotiate down the ACC’s $50 million exit fee to help facilitate the conference switch. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith welcomed Maryland and its fans to the conference during a Monday press conference at the Fawcett Center. Elsewhere on campus, OSU students are split when it comes to the Big Ten’s latest addition. Maryland President Wallace D. Loh said talks about the school’s move to the Big Ten began to heat up about two weeks ago. The Big Ten move, Loh said, will help stabilize its athletics department’s finances. “This is, today, a watershed moment for Maryland,” Loh said during a Monday press conference at the university’s student union in College Park, Md. “Membership in the Big Ten is in the strategic interest in the University of Maryland. As members … we will be able to ensure the financial stability of (Maryland athletics) for decades to come.” As Loh spoke, he was joined on an elevated platform by coaches from 15 of the university’s 20 athletics teams, as well as athletic director Kevin Anderson, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and university Chancellor William E. “Brit” Kirwan, a former OSU president. Smith extended a welcome to the entire University of Maryland community. “We look forward to having you as a member of our family and embracing your rich tradition and everything that you mean to higher education and intercollegiate athletics,” Smith said. “It’s a great move for our conference. When you think about where the landscape is today (and) what is happening in intercollegiate athletics, there is going to be, and, I think, as we move toward the future and years out, there will continue to be some change. Maryland is a great addition to our conference, so we’re looking forward to getting down to the details of trying to deal with the scheduling issues.” Rutgers could be added as the Big Ten’s 14th team Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Smith did not comment on that possibility, however, saying instead, “today is about Maryland.” Delany also declined to comment on the possibility of a Rutgers addition during the press conference in College Park. The president of Maryland since Nov. 1, 2010, Loh spoke of having to face student-athletes after a commission decided to cut teams from the university’s athletic department. Maryland cut seven of its sports programs were cut earlier this year due to a multimillion-dollar deficit, according to a Washington Post report. Men’s tennis, men’s and women’s swimming, competitive cheer, women’s water polo, men’s cross country and men’s indoor track and field were the casualties of Maryland’s financial troubles. Loh said he hopes no Maryland president will ever have to cut a Terrapins team again, a sentiment echoed by Anderson. “For me, the most important thing today is that no future Maryland athletic director will ever have to look in young men and young women’s eyes and say that you can’t compete anymore,” Anderson said, “that you can’t wear the colors for this school.” Anderson confirmed that the school would reinstate the commission to determine which of the seven previously-cut sports can be brought back. The positive effect of Big Ten inclusion on the College Park community came to light quickly, but OSU students said they were skeptical of the Maryland addition. Travis Opritza, a first-year in civil engineering, said he has little faith that the Terps will be able to play with the Big Ten’s football elite. “I don’t really think they’re on par with a lot of the Big Ten schools, particularly like Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin,” Opritza said. “There’s a lot of tradition with football in the Big Ten and I don’t know if Maryland will be able to keep pace with that more than anything else.” Nicole Baitt, a third-year in human nutrition, said the continued addition of teams dilutes the Big Ten and sacrifices tradition. “The Big Ten should only be 10 teams. The conference is about tradition. Penn State, Michigan State, Michigan – those are all teams we play every single year so when you start diluting it, there’s more teams to play in the season (and) we’re no longer going to be playing those teams every year and it ruins the tradition of the Big Ten and the competition and rivalries.” The super-conference theory Stated simply, Smith thinks the idea of intercollegiate athletics morphing from a fragmented system of many smaller conferences to a system of significantly fewer larger conferences is possible. A mega- or super-conference featuring upwards of 16 athletic programs could be in play down the line, Smith said. “I can’t project other conferences’ thinking, but as I think through the geography of what’s going up and trying to set yourself up for legitimate opportunities to win championships, and you look at the revenue opportunities, I think you’ll see more expansion down the road by other conference(s) and getting to larger conferences.” A neighbor for Penn State Penn State University received consideration in the Big Ten’s discussion about adding Maryland. PSU was the Big Ten’s first-ever expansion project when it became the 11th member of the conference in 1993. As the new member of an already established conference and the eastern-most school on the Big Ten map, PSU teams lacked rivals. Smith said that by adding Maryland to the fold, PSU will finally have a geographic rival. “We have a member in Penn State University that, in some of our views, needed to have, geographically, some colleagues, and I think Maryland offers that,” Smith said. “They offer a neighbor.” Stagnation elimination Standing pat wasn’t an option for the Big Ten, Smith said. The conference needed to continue expanding and Smith used the Big 12 as the case study to prove his point. Smith said that expansion would continue, both for the Big Ten and elsewhere, and stabilization in the current market place would not have been achieved by holding at 12 members. “I don’t think we could have sat still for that goal, reaching stability,” he said. “We added Nebraska (in 2011) – that was one team. That didn’t cause (other conferences) to add just one team. They added multiple teams. “(Conference) consortiums are going to look at what’s in their own best interest relative to positioning themselves to be the best that they can be, regardless of the Big Ten or regardless of the Big 12, who is sitting at 10 (members).And my thought (the Big 12) probably won’t last a whole lot of years at 10.” Todd Avery contributed to this article.
Evita Nicole (Eva) Sarmonikas, 29, died after suffering cardiac arrest while being operated on by Dr Victor Ramirez at the Hospital Quirurgico del Valle, in Mexicali on Friday March 20. Victor Ramirez is understood to be the same plastic surgeon who was involved in a 2012 legal dispute with Kim Kardashian after using the reality star’s bikini photo on a billboard advertising his practice, without her permission. The young woman travelled to the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California with her boyfriend to have a procedure which was described as a ‘simple cosmetic surgery’. Ms Sarmonikas’ procedure was expected to last for 2½ hours, followed by a two month recovery, according to his website. It was later confirmed by her cousin, Nick Tsagalias, who spoke to the Gold Coast Bulletin, that her surgery was for buttock implants, a story that has also been verified by a second family member. The cost to return the woman’s body to Australia could climb up to $20,000 or more because she had not taken out any travel insurance, while the Australian government cannot provide financial, legal, or medical assistance.The Department of Foreign Affairs, however, consulted with the family to travel urgently to Mexico and organise an independent autopsy.“The Australian Embassy has been clear on not allowing her body to leave Mexicali, or allowing her little body to be cremated before an independent autopsy and external opinion is sought,” her sister Andrea Sarmonikas wrote on Facebook.“We will not be providing further details owing to privacy considerations,” a department spokeswoman said.“There have been no answers and their only offer of ‘co-operation’ was an urgency to return her to us in the form of ashes. The Australian Embassy has strongly advised we do not allow this to happen,” the family explained.Her relatives and friends have therefore established a Gofundme account to ensure her body is returned to them, even though the hospital involved has shrugged off responsibility due to Miss Sarmonikas signing a pre-surgery waiver.“Her perfect and whole soul was not strong enough in light of a world that constantly bombarded her with an urgency to demand more from her self and her body,” they wrote on Facebook.“This was not the way to go home, no woman should risk death to improve on perfection.“Don’t listen to a world that is hungry to fill your insecurities with poison. Stop feeding an industry that hates humans, especially women in the natural state and their perfect birth bodies.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Greece is the go to holiday destination this summer, and is even attracting royal company. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall arrived on the island of Corfu on Wednesday. As guests of the prestigious Rothschild Villa in Kerasia, they were spotted making their way there by speedboat. Located 40 kilometres northeast of Corfu town, since their arrival security has been on high alert comprising of security personnel and guard dogs. The villa located on a picturesque estate with its lush greenery and waterfalls is known to be one of the most beautiful areas on the island.It is not the first time Prince Charles and Camilla have holidayed in Corfu, the island being the birthplace of his father Prince Philip. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – A 17-year-old student pulled off the perfect Cinco de Mayo “promposal” to get his date to say yes.Brandon Dinner surprised his prom date with a mariachi band.Both of them were at a Chipotle in Plantation when Brandon saw the mariachi band and got them to perform while he popped the question with a sign that said, “Tijuana go to prom with me?”She said yes.Both attend American Heritage High School.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Sen. Al Franken has canceled his appearance at the Miami Book Fair.Miami Dade College representative Juan Mendieta announced the cancellation Friday afternoon.According to the South Florida.com, Franken was scheduled to close out the book fair and discuss his new memoir, “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate.This comes as Franken was accused of groping and kissing TV host Leeann Tweeden. A photo was also released which shows Franken posing in a joking manner, smiling at the camera with his hands on her chest as she naps wearing a flak vest aboard a military plane.Franken has since apologized to Tweeden.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Arctic sea ice extent for February 2017 averaged 5.51 million square miles (14.28 million square kilometers), the lowest February extent in the 38-year satellite record. February 2017’s sea-ice extent is about 15,400 square miles 40,000 square kilometers) below February 2016’s, which set the previous lowest extent for the month, and 455,600 square miles (1.18 million square kilometers) below the February 1981-2010 long-term average.(NSIDC)It’s been a relatively cool and snowy winter here in the Interior, compared with the past couple of winters. But climate experts say the Arctic has been warmer than average. They say that’s why it appears this year’s maximum Arctic sea-ice cover, measured near the end of winter, is likely to set another record for the smallest maximum on record.Listen nowSpring equinox is a week away, which means the time is nigh for the National Snow and Ice Data Center’s annual declaration that Arctic sea-ice cover has grown as much as it’s going to this winter.“We’re at about the maximum sea-ice extent you’ll see for the year. Usually the maximum happens around mid-March,” Mark Serreze said. He’s a senior research scientist with the Snow and Ice Data Center.Serreze said the formation of sea ice this past winter was once again sparse, due mainly to above-average air and sea-surface temperatures throughout the winter and again last month.“We already had a record-low sea-ice extent in February,” Serreze said. “We’re looking at a very, very low sea-ice extent ending the freeze-up season, starting the melt season.”This may seem contradictory to residents of the Interior after a week during which the mercury dropped to 30-, 40-, even 50-below overnight in many areas around the region. Serreze said this season was cooler than the previous two, which set consecutive records.Overall, for the Arctic, it’s been a very, very warm winter, and you see that reflected in the very, very low sea-ice levels that we have right now,” he said.But National Weather Service climate specialist Rick Thoman said it’s been a chilly winter for much of the Alaska.“For Alaska as a whole, for the 2016-17 mid-winter – say, December-through-February period – Alaska as a whole was actually very close to the long-term normal,” Thoman said.Except for some parts of the state. Thoman said it was a much milder winter north of the Brook Range, especially along the Arctic Ocean coast.“As you would expect in Alaska, there (are) regional differences,” Thoman said. “And the North Slope, in particular, was quite warm this winter – about the 12th warmest winter for the North Slope as a whole.”Serreze said it’s been especially warm on the Atlantic side of the Arctic. And he expects that will be reflected in the sea-ice maximum extent map the Snow and Ice Data Center will post in the next week or so.
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowState government shutdown could have far-reaching effectsAndrew Kitchenman/AKPM – Juneauhere’s a long list of state government services that would grind to a halt on July 1st if lawmakers can’t agree to a budget. Each state department put out a separate laundry list of services that would stop if there’s a state government shutdown. Governor Bill Walker says he wants the departments to prepare.State Ferry system shutdown could strand people in coastal AlaskaEd Schoenfeld/Coast Alaska – JuneauState ferry service would also be severely reduced if the Legislature fails to pass a budget in time to avoid a July 1st government shutdown — potentially cutting off the only affordable means for transportation for coastal communities.Alaskan among new NASA recruitsHenry Leisia/AKPM – AnchorageAn Alaskan is among the 12 people selected by NASA for the newest class of astronaut candidates. Robb Kulin (COO-leen) will report to Johnson, Texas in August, where he will begin 2 years of training.Anchorage faith group hosts meeting on bicycle-vehicle safetyHenry Leisia/AKPM – AnchorageSt Mary’s Episcopal Church hosted a meeting on bicycle and pedestrian safety last night [Wednesday] to address concrete ways to make our streets safer.Aleut evacuees tell their stories of Japanese bombing and internmentZoe Sobel, Laura Kraegel/KUCB – Unalaska/Anne Hillman/AKPM – AnchorageThis month marks the 75th anniversary of the Aleut evacuation. More than 800 Unangan people were removed from the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands and relocated to Southeast Alaska during World War II. Harriet Hope was among them. She was in Dutch Harbor during the bombing on June 3, 1942 then taken to Burnett Inlet. Heratina Krukoff [Hair-uh-Tina Crew-koff] was 16 when she and her family were evacuated from St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs and taken to an old cannery in Funter Bay.Seafood processors having hard time finding workersAllison Mollenkamp/KDLG – DillinghamThe hiring of thousands of seasonal workers by Bristol Bay’s seafood processors is always challenging.This year some companies are looking more to the lower 48 to staff up, and the clock is ticking.Hydaburg gets new processorEmma Atkinson/KRBD – KetchikanWhile some processors are having trouble finding workers, in Hydaburg, a new processor is preparing to open and locals hope it will bring more fishermen to the southeast community, and more profits for the ones that are already there.No Alaskans in Race2AlaskaEd Schoenfeld/Coast Alaska/KTOO – JuneauThere are no Alaskans in this year’s Race to Alaska. The Washington state-to-Ketchikan competition will have close to 40 motorless watercraft. But the only team from the contest’s namesake destination has withdrawn.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met the top CEOs of Korean industries in Seoul Monday and sought larger monetary investments in India.Noting that the bilateral trade had surged roughly to 65 percent after the implementation of the bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in Jan. 1, 2010, Singh stated that India and Korea had decided to revive their bilateral trade agreement aiming for $40 billion by 2015.The Indian Prime Minister appreciated the consistency in highest growth rates despite global economic meltdown of the Korean companies.”We in India admire the Korean people for the great economic and social progress they have registered. Despite the downturn in the global economy, Korea has sustained one of the highest growth rates among the OECD countries. These achievements are due to the determination, solid hard work and spirit of enterprise of the Korean people,” said Singh.Singh said: “India too is one of the fastest growing major economies of the world. Despite the adverse international environment, we have managed to maintain a growth rate of 7% per annum in the last few years. I am confident that the strong fundamentals of our economy will help us return to a sustained growth path of about 8-10% per annum in the coming years.”Singh lauded Korea for being one among the early investors to look at India as a strategic investment destination. “Korean giants like LG and Samsung are household names in India. Hyundai has a 25% market share in India’s domestic passenger car industry,” he added.As Singh pressed for more investments from Korea, he said, “Investment from Korea is a priority for India. We will take pro-active steps to address investor grievances and improve the business climate in the country. Many States of our Union have been actively encouraging foreign investment and we will support these efforts. I urge Korean industry to have faith in India.”Meanwhile, the Prime Minister also asked small- and medium-sized Korean companies to come forward and make investments in Indian markets.
Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina KaifTwitterA few days ago, there were reports that Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif have been approached to step into the shoes of Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini for the remake of 1982 hit comedy Satte Pe Satta. It was reported that the remake will be directed by Rohit Shetty and Farah Khan. However, when Katrina was recently asked about the reports of her being cast opposite SRK on screen for the remake, she nodded her head in disapproval.Shutting down all the rumours, Katrina was recently quoted by the media saying that nothing is happening of that sort at the moment.Katrina and SRK have previous worked in Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Zero. When the starlet was asked if she would be happy to share screen again with SRK in a movie after Zero failure, she said that she would definitely do a film with him if a good script comes up.Katrina is currently promoting Bharat wherein she is romantically paired opposite Salman Khan. The movie is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar who had earlier directed the two actors in Tiger Zinda Hai which went on become a blockbuster hit at the box office.Riding high on the immense buzz, Bharat is expected to rake in moolah at the box office as the movie hits the theatres on this Eid on June 5. The movie also stars Disha Patani, Tabu, Jackie Shroff and others in prominent roles.
Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Stay on target Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an inspiration to many—including Boston Beer Company.The maker of Samuel Adams lager raises a glass to Notorious RBG with its annual contribution to the Pink Boots Society, a non-profit supporting women in the brewing industry.Every year, the organization teams with hop purveyor Yakima Chief to create a special blend of hops, distributed to brewers nationwide in celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8).Set for release on March 29, Sam Adams’ “When There Are Nine” Belgian Brut IPA is dedicated to the feminist icon and high-court judge, who famously said there will be enough women on the Supreme Court “when there are nine.”“People ask me sometimes, ‘When do you think it will be enough? When will there be enough women on the court?’ And my answer is, ‘When there are nine,’” Ginsburg said in 2015.The brilliant answer has since inspired countless T-shirts, tote bags, pin badges, posters, and now, a beer.“We wanted to name it Brut Bader Ginsburg but our legal team, uh, dissented,” the brewery joked.Boston-based beer enthusiasts are invited to Sam Adams Tap Room on Friday, March 29 for an unveiling. Each $20 ticket includes your first pint of When There Are Nine, a serving of four dumplings from Mei Mei, and a contribution to charity.“We’ll be donating $5 from every ticket and $1 from every When There Are Nine sold to the Pink Boots Society, which fosters advancement and education for women in the beer industry,” the event page said.Oh, and there will be a plank contest. (Because nothing goes better with beer than exercise.)In honor of RBG’s infamous workout routine, the challenge will benefit the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, which Justice Ginsburg co-founded in 1972.More on Geek.com:Google Doodle Celebrates International Women’s DayFinally, Someone Made a Beer That Tastes Like Lucky CharmsA Brewery Is Making Beer From Rejected Corn Flakes
Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | July 15, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 3A of RayCare Oncology Information System RaySearch has released RayCare 3A, a new version of the next-generation oncology information system (OIS). RayCare is… read more Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | October 04, 2018 RaySearch Releases Version 2B of RayCare Oncology Information System RaySearch Laboratories AB has released RayCare 2B, the latest version of its oncology information system (OIS). 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RayCare is… read more News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 20, 2018 Elekta Expands Mosaiq Oncology Information System With PalabraApps April 20, 2018 — Elekta announced that it is making a strategic investment in PalabraApps LLC to advance the developm read more September 3, 2008 – The 2008 ASCO Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Symposium is scheduled for Oct. 21 in Denver, CO. The symposium, “Ethnic and Cultural Diversity: Relevance for Childhood Cancer Research,” will provide attendees with the latest information and data on the impact of ethnic and cultural diversity in researching and treating childhood cancer. 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Go back to the e-newsletter >Dubai-based luxury property developer and holding company Seven Tides has appointed the general manager and four senior executive committee members for its latest five-star hospitality venture, Dukes Dubai hotel and hotel apartment project.General manager, Mete Atakuman, will head up the team and brings more than 20 years’ industry experience to the role with emphasis on openings and acquisition.An Australian citizen, Atakuman, has vast experience of Dubai-based brands, having previously worked with the Jumeirah Group to oversee the takeover of the Jumeirah Bodrum Palace, Turkey as well as managing several high profile pre-opening projects in China and Azerbaijan for the international luxury hotel chain.“Mete has a proven operational and commercial track record when it comes to spearheading new hotel projects, and his experience of conveying luxury brand concepts will be instrumental to our success as we introduce this uniquely British brand to an expectant market in the region,” said Abdulla Bin Sulayem, chief executive, Seven Tides, developer of DUKES Dubai.Atakuman will lead a team which includes Laetitia Pardo who joins Dukes Dubai as director of sales and marketing.A French national with hospitality industry experience on two continents, she will play a pivotal role in positioning Dukes in the region as well as ensuring a healthy market mix for the luxury property’s leisure, business and MICE segments.Pardo has 17 years experience working for renowned hotel groups such as Atlantis the Palm, Hilton International and Sofitel, as well as iconic properties including The Savoy in London.Former French naval officer, Richard Mazeau, takes on responsibility for Dukes Dubai’s recruitment strategy as the new director of human resources.Previous experience includes Anantara Doha, where he oversaw recruitment from pre-opening, the opening of the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, as well as managing HR and training for One&Only Resorts, Dubai.The fourth new member of the executive team, director of engineering, Avnish Kumar, has been at the sharp end of the industry in the region for a decade as a pre-opening specialist, working with TIME Hotels, Mövenpick and The Address Hotels among others.Rounding out the appointments list is Navin Shah, the hotel’s director of finance, a qualified chartered accountant with over 15 years’ experience.“The success of Dukes Dubai in the UAE is contingent upon its leadership team and their ability to position the brand as a market leader and deliver its distinctly unique character in today’s extremely competitive marketplace,” added Bin Sulayem.Centrally located on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah, just 10 minutes’ drive from Dubai Marina and Sheikh Zayed Road, and only 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, DUKES Dubai hotel and hotel apartments is set to add a distinctly British flavour to the city’s luxury hospitality offering when it opens in the first quarter of 2016.“With this launch we are bringing quintessential British charm and style to the UAE and blending it with cosmopolitan luxury to create a unique residence and hotel situated in the heart of Dubai’s most desirable island community, Palm Jumeirah,” said Abdulla bin Sulayem, chief executive, Seven Tides.The 273-room hotel and 227 hotel apartments will offer world-class leisure, conference and entertainment facilities including a private beach, indoor pool, outdoor infinity pool and state-of-the-art gym, along with five food and beverage outlets.Go back to the e-newsletter >
New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineActor and Richard Mille ambassador Jackie Chan organized a charity auction in Beijing to benefit needy children from rural areas.In support of his friend Jackie Chan’s Dragon’s Heart Foundation, Richard Mille collaborated with the star to design a one-of-a-kind watch, the RM JC Tourbillon, especially for this event.The unique white gold timepiece sold at auction last night for 5.5 million RMB (equal to 755,000 CHF, €630,000, or $860, 000), and it was the record sale for the evening.Richard Mille is delighted with the great result. The money raised from the sale of this exceptional watch will enable Jackie Chan to pursue his work with Dragon’s Heart Foundation, which helps less fortunate children in remote areas by constructing new schools, 20 of which have already been built since 2004.The RM JC is an exceptional timepiece that combines the extreme technical characteristics of Richard Mille watches with strong symbolic themes. The charity’s logo was chosen as the focus for this creation. Placed at the heart of the movement, the logo represents Jackie Chan holding the hands of two children, a cause close to his heart. Situated on the dial, the Dragon’s Heart lettering is shown both in English and Chinese. On the back of the watch case the words “Foundation Jackie Chan” are engraved.RM JC: −Manual winding tourbillon with hours, minutes, power reserve indicator (circa 70h), torque indicator and function selector. −Carbon nanofiber baseplate. −Dimensions: 48.18 mm x 39.70 mm (widest point) x 13.95 mm (thickest area).www.richardmilleusa.com