Humanitarian situation in West Bank and Gaza remains a concern – UN

18 January 2012The United Nations humanitarian chief today reiterated her concern over the impact of Israel’s continued settlement activity in the West Bank and its adverse effects on economic development and Palestinians’ access to basic services. “I also spoke about zoning and planning regulations on Area C,” Valerie Amos, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, told reporters after briefing the Council, referring to the over 60 per cent of the West Bank where Israel retains control over security, planning and building.A report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in August last year estimated that 150,000 Palestinians live in the West Bank’s Area C, which has the most significant land reserves available for Palestinian development, as well as the bulk of Palestinian agricultural and grazing land.Some 300,000 Israeli settlers live in approximately 135 Israeli settlements and 100 settlement outposts in Area C, with the settler population growing at a significantly faster pace than in Israel, according to the report entitled ‘Displacement and Insecurity in Area C of the West Bank.’Ms. Amos also voiced her concern over the ongoing blockade of Gaza and the impact the closure has had on economic development in the area. Israel imposed the blockade for what it called security reasons after Hamas, which does not recognize Israel’s right to exist, ousted the Fatah movement in Gaza in 2007.Also of concern is the dismantling of the Karni crossing into and from Gaza, which she said will have the effect of reducing commercial activity, particularly exports from Gaza into the West Bank and Israel.The closure of the Karni crossing “will have the impact of de-developing Gaza rather than re-developing Gaza,” said Ms. Amos, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator. read more

Mens Hockey No 6 Ohio State begins home stand against Wisconsin

Ohio State men’s hockey players celebrate after a goal in the second period of the game against UMass on Oct. 19. Ohio State fell 6-3. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey team will return to Columbus to take on the Wisconsin Badgers in the team’s second Big Ten series of the season.After a 3-1-1 road game stretch by Ohio State (6-3-1, 1-1-0-0 Big Ten), the Buckeyes will come back to the Schottenstein Center to begin the first of two straight home series. Wisconsin (5-5, 1-1-0-0 Big Ten) has been an up-and-down team, sweeping then-No. 12 Boston College to open its season, but only having won three of its past eight games. The Badgers have not done anything special, scoring 34 goals and allowing 30, with nine power play goals for and 13 against. Wisconsin has risen to the occasion against tough opponents as well as played down to the competition, but one thing that has been consistent is how frequently they score. Offensively, the Badgers are No. 12 in shots on goal and are No. 11 in goals scored. Wisconsin sophomore defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk, a Philadelphia Flyers draft pick along with Ohio State junior forward Tanner Laczynski, leads the team with 11 points and has five goals, tied for second in the nation among defensemen.Head coach Steve Rohlik is familiar with this team and knows what the Buckeyes need to do to match up with the Badgers.“They play hard, No. 1. That pucks drops, they’re going to bring it for 60 minutes,” Rohlik said. “We’ve got to match that energy and obviously try to bring it to a higher level ourselves, so that’s the first thing that comes to hand for me, and again, like I say, they’re well coached, they’re not going to give you much, they’re going to play good defensively and then it comes down to special teams.”With a team that takes so many shots, the Ohio State goaltending duo of redshirt senior Sean Romeo and sophomore Tommy Nappier hope to build upon their performances against Notre Dame and Colgate. The Buckeyes didn’t allow a single goal against Colgate and only gave up two in their series against Notre Dame, improving after previously questionable goaltending to start the year.The goaltending situation for Wisconsin is similar to what Ohio State has done in the net. The Badgers have two goaltenders, freshman Daniel Lebedeff and junior Jeff Berry, who each have five starts in 10 games. Berry, however, hasn’t seen game action since he allowed four goals at North Dakota. Lebedeff holds a .927 save percentage, and has been taken the starts in Berry’s place.The special teams for Ohio State are still far from where it was last season for the Buckeyes, with its power play percentage being the eighth-lowest in the country. The Badgers, however, should allow Ohio State opportunities with the man advantage. Wisconsin has the seventh-worst penalty killing unit at a .723 success rate. Last season, Ohio State split its series in Madison, Wisconsin, and scored 10 goals in a sweep against the Badgers at home, and with 16 players returning for Wisconsin, senior forward Mason Jobst has an idea of what to expect from this squad. “We’re pretty familiar with these guys, obviously we play them four times a year for the last however many years now,” Jobst said. “They’ve got some good players, like every team in the Big Ten, they’ve lost some good players as well. We’re going to watch some video on them, we’re not sure exactly what they’ve changed this year, but we expect them to be pretty good. “Both games between Ohio State and Wisconsin will be at the Schottenstein Center. Game one begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and the puck drops for game two at 5 p.m on Saturday. read more

200am curfew relaxed for the Holiday season

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related2am curfew for bars, night clubs to be relaxed for ChristmasDecember 21, 2017In “Business”2AM curfew relaxed until May 30May 19, 2016In “Business”Ramjattan relaxes 2am curfew until January 01, 2016December 23, 2015In “latest news” Following repeated calls from senior public officials along with requests from visiting overseas based Guyanese and businesses, the Public Security Ministry has announced a relaxation of the 2:00am curfew for the holiday season.The enforcement will be relaxed for bars, nightclubs and other places of entertainment.The period during which the deadline will not be in effect is from December 21st, 2018 to January 7th, 2019.As of January 8th, 2019, the aforementioned stipulated closing time will be back on stream.According to the Ministry, it must be pointed out, however, that all other laws especially those prohibiting drinking and driving and noise nuisance will be thoroughly enforced through more vehicular patrols and policemen outside partying spots.“Party goers are advised to get a designated driver and ensure noise levels at partying spots are not excessive. Everything in moderation is what is called for” said the Ministry’s statement. read more

AMAZING FRANCE 45 gold medals in winning squad

← Previous Story ALL STAR TEAM WCH 2017: Nikola Karabatic MVP Next Story → Thierry Omeyer with fifth gold: Enjoy this moment! The gold in the 2017 IHF World Handball Championship is the French goalkeeper Thierry Omeyer’s fifth World Championship final while Michael Guigou, Nikola Karabatic, Daniel Narcisse and Cedric Sorhaindo all take their fourth gold medal match – all of the above are still unbeaten in WCh finals. CoachCoach Dider Dinart also takes his fourth medal if you include his three finals as a player (2001, 2009 & 2011); co-head coach Guillame Gille collects his third gold after the 2001 and 2009 finals. In total when you combine all the World Championship medals of the current French squad including the two coaches, the figure comes to an amazing 45 gold medals (including Luka Karabatic) .source: FRANCE 2017 read more

Man arrested after armed robbery on shop in south Dublin

first_img 6 Comments Feb 19th 2017, 9:58 AM Man arrested after armed robbery on shop in south Dublin A man entered the store carrying a gun yesterday afternoon. The incident happened on Thorncastle Street in Ringsend. The incident happened on Thorncastle Street in Ringsend. Image: Google Maps Sunday 19 Feb 2017, 9:58 AM Short URL GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man after the armed robbery of a shop in south Dublin yesterday.The robbery happened at a convenience store on Thorncastle Street, Ringsend at about 5.40pm.Gardaí say a man entered the shop carrying what appeared to be a gun and threatened staff before taking a quantity of cash and fleeing on foot.A garda patrol that was in the area arrested a man in his 50s a short time later not far from where the robbery took place.When the man was being detained a firearm and a quantity of cash were seized. Gardaí say the firearm has been sent to garda forensic teams for a ballistic examination.The man is currently being held at Irishtown Garda Station where he can be held for a maximum of 72 hours.Nobody was injured in the robbery of the store.Read: Mother-of-five who left purse at crime scene sentenced to three years for taxi robbery >Read: Man arrested after threatening shop staff with a knife >center_img Share153 Tweet Email 28,675 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Rónán Duffy Image: Google Mapslast_img read more

Maras Group wins Euro award

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram South Australian property company the Maras Group received a 2013 Christmas bonus last year – after being given the ‘Best Enterprise’ award by the Europe Business Assembly (EBA) at a prestigious awards ceremony in the UK.The EBA international prize – conferred in the field of commercial and retail property development – was awarded for the Maras Group’s outstanding contribution to innovation and its success within the Australian property industry over many years. Some 130 business leaders from 35 countries participated in the official reception and the Socrates Award ceremony in Oxford. The globe-trotting delegates also enjoyed a tour of the ancient venue for the presentation ceremony – Oxford University College.Awards were presented to influential political and public figures, business champions and representatives of science and culture, for professional achievements and personal contributions to the intellectual development of modern society worldwide. The aptly named Socrates Committee of the EBA awarded Maras Group’s Greek Australian Managing Director Steve Maras as ‘Manager of the Year’ medal for his outstanding contribution to the company and the broader business community. “This is a great honor for our company but also another opportunity for us to spruik our great state of South Australia and bring further attention to Adelaide,” said Mr Maras.“I am infinitely proud of what we do as an organization and the people that make up Maras Group. This award is very much a reward for all the hard work, commitment and effort of all our team.”The EBA Best Enterprise award in Oxford caps off a momentous year for Maras Group on the international scene – having also taken out the European Society for Quality Research Best Practices Award in Austria.Steve Maras’ father Theo founded Maras Group in Adelaide in 2006 after many years of pioneering property development work in SA as founding director of the Mancorp Group. Maras Group have been widely tipped to invest millions of dollars in 2014 into transforming Port Adelaide’s struggling commercial district into a thriving retail centre.last_img read more

Netflix Reveals The Defenders Supporting Cast

first_imgStay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#…’Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America Get ready. @deborahannwoll & @SimoneMissick return for The #Defenders.— The Defenders (@TheDefenders) October 31, 2016Some of the additions make sense in regards to the story. For instance, since we know The Hand will be playing a major role, it pays to have Stick, played by Scott Glenn, showing up at least for a little bit. Since Foggy Nelson now works for Jeri Hogarth, played by Carrie Ann Moss, both have room for an appearance. Moss has also been cast in the upcoming Iron Fist series and is like Claire Temple in that they’re both connecting lines through multiple series, like Agent Coulson and Nick Fury from the movieverse.This only raises more questions. There’s no word yet if Frank Castle, played by Jon Berenthal, has been cast, but considering how he left things at the end of Daredevil season two, I wouldn’t be surprised if he shows up before he gets his own series. In the spirit of The Avengers before it, Marvel’s The Defenders is seeking to bring the heroes from its four Netflix franchises into one big superhero team-up. Also like its predecessor, some of the supporting players will be making an appearance.In a way to top The Avengers though, The Defenders cast is going to be huge.Netflix is releasing short teasers this week announcing which characters from Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage have been cast in the new series and it includes some fan favorites, such as Misty Knight (Simone Missick), and some surprises, including Malcolm from Jessica Jones, played by Eka Darville. Old friendships die hard. @_Rachael_Taylor, #ScottGlenn, and @rosariodawson return for The #Defenders— The Defenders (@TheDefenders) November 2, 2016Also unclear if any cast members from Iron Fist will be returning, but of course that could potentially be a spoiler.This cast is great but large, so we hope that Netflix and Marvel can manage to balance everything. It’s still not known who the four heroes will be fighting, although we do know they’ll be played by Sigourney Weaver.The Defenders is set to be released following Iron Fist, which will premiere on March 17, 2017.last_img read more

Meet the People Who Plan to Colonize Mars in 2032

first_img NASA Captures ‘Red-Handed’ Avalanche on Mars in Mesmerizing PhotoBest Skywatching Events in September 2019 Stay on target For years, people have dreamed of living on Mars. Now, a group of lucky individuals might have the opportunity to colonize the red planet in 2032.R Daniel and Yari Golden-Castaño, a Boston-based couple, are two of the 100 global semifinalists who have been selected to be part of the Mars One Program, an initiative that aims to form a permanent human settlement on the red planet by 2032, the New York Post reported.“It’s just part of [my] childhood dreams,” R Daniel, an Army reservist who is studying computer science, told the New York Post. The Golden-Castaños met on an aspiring Martians Facebook group and wed on a day when Mars was close to Earth. They’ve both applied to move to Mars via the Mars One Program.The Mars One Program had more than 4, 200 applicants, and the group of 100 semifinalists will eventually be cut down to 24 trainees. This select group will undergo 10 years of intense training, where they will have to stay at a remote location and learn how to grow their own food, offer medical training, and repair technology. None of the trainees will be provided with a return ticket as well.Mars One Program’s semifinalists, including the Golden-Castaños, are all 18 and older, come from different walks of life, and were selected for the red planet initiative based on their adaptability and suitability to reside with other people. The semifinalists had to submit a short video and online application, and were interviewed by the Mars One Program team.The pair were also profiled in I’m Moving to Mars, a documentary that will premiere Thursday on“The idea [for the candidates] is that there is a greater goal,” Julia Ngeow, the director of I’m Moving to Mars, told the New York Post. “It’s greater than the individual — it’s being part of a larger thing for humanity.”While the proposed mission sounds exciting, the Mars One Program has to figure out some logistics first. There will be supplies sent ahead of time before humans touch down on the red planet. Plus, in 2031, a Mars One spaceship will take four people to Mars for a preliminary 18-month trip and they’ll stay in small pod homes to get used to the planet’s climate and environment.More on Musk Hints AI Could Be the First ‘Resident’ of MarsMars’ Mile-Deep Ice Crater Is an Extraterrestrial Winter WonderlandNASA’s Insight Ready to Hunt Marsquakeslast_img read more


first_imgBy Saikou Suwareh JabaiThe Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Department of Fisheries, under the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources (MECCNAR), on Thursday, 25 August, 2016, signed a Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) Project on ‘Support to enhancing the capacity of youth and women in aquaculture’ at the department in Banjul.The project, funded by FAO at a tune of D19,651,320.00, is aimed at establishing a solid base for the provision of and access to good quality fingerlings and feed, technical and technological know-how, and managerial and other skills to farmers and officers in order to turn aquaculture into an economically viable, financially-self sustained and employment-generating sustainable enterprise.Speaking at the ceremony, the Minister of the Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Pa Ousman Jarju, said government requested for FAO`s assistance to develop the aquaculture sector in a sustainable manner. He explained that in response to the government`s request for help, FAO sent in experts who conducted an assessment which revealed three key constraints hindering the development of the aquaculture sector in the country. These, he added, are lack of quality feeds, adequate fingerlings and limited technical know-how at the department of fisheries to address the challenges confronting the aquaculture sector.To address these constraints, the minister said FAO thought it wise to intervene with the $442,000 programme. He expressed delight that the project will help government to address the constraints obstructing the development of the sector.While commending FAO for the gesture, he finally restated government`s commitment to continue collaboration with FAO in all areas within its mandate.The Country Representative of Food and Agriculture Organisation, Dr. Perpetua Katepa-Kalala, said the government has set aquaculture as one of the priority intervention sectors for decent job creation, reducing poverty, improving productivity, and boosting economic growth. She said an estimated 200,000 people are directly or indirectly dependent on artisanal fisheries and its related activities for their livelihoods. She added that estimated catches from the artisanal sub sector in 2015 is 53,000 tons. She said the project will help to reduce pressure on capture fisheries, reduce the demand-supply disequilibria and help avert imminent stock depletion with the present rate of population growth.She said the objective of the programme is a pre-requisite for the sector to develop in a sustainable manner and make a difference in people’s lives. ‘The Project will also contribute to FAO’s Blue Growth Initiative; the main goal of which is to improve fish supply for food and nutrition through more efficient and sustainable use of aquaculture resources,’ she cited.She said the project will benefit forty three youths and women with twenty groundnut farmers, adding that twelve government fisheries officers will also be trained.last_img

Miller show pulled on ZNS

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#DaroldMiller, #magneticmedianews, #MillershowpulledonZNS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 8, 2017 – Nassau – A Darold Miller in pursuit of answers is never an easy interview and it appears that after putting Deputy Prime Minister, Philip Davis on the hot seat about the $1.4 billion dollar VAT earnings and where it was spent, Miller’s show on ZNS has been pulled.   Here is some of that exchange.  “All I’m saying is no VAT money that has been collected already, went for any Defense Force boat, because the Defense Force boat was the proceeds of a loan, the loan has to be paid back, but ain’t no VAT money gone on that yet.”  Miller has not limited his journalistic style to the PLP; he is also on record in similar form with the FNM.   The move has been labeled victimization by many speaking out on social media.Miller today explained that his show is on hiatus until after the General Elections.   Miller will be a part of the broadcast team on Election night.#MagneticMediaNews#DaroldMiller#MillershowpulledonZNS Miller show pulled on ZNSlast_img read more

Nikiski Middle High School Clothing Drive Starts Today

first_imgLast year, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District reported an increase in students who lack a permanent, stable, and adequate place to sleep at night or adequate clothing for school. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Nikiski Middle High School Torch Club & Keystone members are hosting a “FREE Clothing Giveaway” August 6th, 7th, & 8th from 9-3pm at Nikiski Middle High School Library. There will also be free limited school supplies for those in need. Contact Renee Payment at 776-9436. The clothing drive will donate to local students in need at the start of the school year. The organization in charge of the clothing drive, is seeking socks, shirts, shorts, and sweatshirts for students who are in need. KPBSD anticipates serving over 100 students who are homeless this year; already over 50 students are enrolled in the coming year.last_img read more

Report Ship Trouble in the Arctic on the Rise

first_imgA new report says that as Artic ship traffic has increased, so has the number of Arctic ship mishaps. The annual Shipping and Safety Review by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, counts 55 ship casualties in the waters of the Arctic Circle last year, up from three a decade ago. Machinery damage or failure accounts for nearly half of those, with wrecking or stranding in second place. Only one Arctic ship, near northern Norway and Iceland, was considered a total loss. The report covers shipping losses for ships over 100 gross tons.As Arctic ice diminishes, some are predicting the Arctic will become an important region for global shipping. In 2013, with little summer ice, 71 ships navigated some or all of the Northern Sea Route, across the north of Russia. Traffic slowed in 2014 with a rebound of ice. This winter, Arctic ice reached its peak Feb. 25. The extent of annual sea ice cover was the lowest since satellite records began.last_img read more

2 burnt dead at shipbreaking yard

first_imgTwo workers were burnt to death at a ship-breaking yard at Shitolpur in Sitakundu upzaila of Chattogram on Monday night, reports UNB.The deceased were Md Jalil, 26, son of Md Ainal, from Barishal and Bipul Chandra, 24, son of late Shoshi Chandra, from Kurigram district.Sub-inspector Pradyut Gosh Chowdhury of Sitakundu police station said that the two workers sustained burn injuries after a fire broke out from gas cylinder (used for cutting iron) while they were working at the engine room of an scrap vessel at ‘Sagorika Ship Breaking Yard’ owned by Siraj Doula.Later, they were rushed to a hospital where they succumbed to injuries, said police.last_img read more

Doug E Fresh Promotes School Safety at Richard Wright

first_imgEven though Doug E. Fresh, otherwise known has the human beat box, kept a crowd of roughly 200 students, teachers, and community members on their feet during an afterschool block party, Oct. 4, it was the safety of D.C. students traveling to and from schools that made the Man the Block event memorable.Students from Richard Wright Public Charter School dance onstage with Doug E. Fresh during an Oct. 4 concert held in conjunction with the school’s “Man the Block” program. (Photo by Shantella Sherman)Designed as an initiative of safe passage by the Richard Wright Public Charter School, located in Northwest D.C., the Man the Block program brings together students, parents, city officials and the community surrounding schools to serve as safety ambassadors.“The benefits of the program extend beyond safety. The involvement of families and other community leaders sends an unmistakable message to students that adults support and stand with them. Students see that the community cares about their future and is committed to ensuring they get a great education in a safe environment,” Marco Clark, founder and chief executive of Richard Wright said in a statement. “Ensuring student safety is something every adult can get involved in . . . When you drop your child off at school or pick him or her up, stick around a few extra minutes to make sure other students getting on the bus or walking to the Metro get there safely.”Doug E. Fresh emcees a concert in conjunction with Richard Wright Public Charter School’s “Man the Block” program to increase student safety. (Photo by Shantella Sherman)Seven years into the program, residents who live around the Eastern Market area in Southeast D.C. say there are many efforts to ensure the safety and security of students, despite increased crime in the area. According to Trulia Real Estate brokers, in the last year more than 600 counts of theft, 51 robberies, and 12 assaults were logged in the Eastern Market area.In addition to the actual crime, residents like Jerry Lee said students face interactions with individuals visiting service providers in the area. “There are a lot of homeless people and people with mental health problems that linger in the neighborhood, which can be frightening for these kids going to school. Sometimes the people are asking for money, other times they are simply in the middle of their own crises,” Lee told the AFRO. “It creates unnecessary tension and anxiety for young people standing at bus stops or trying to get a snack on the way home.”Though Community Connections, the city’s largest non-profit mental health agency and the Aquila Recovery Clinic operate within blocks of several public and charter schools, there is no record of their clients being involved in any crimes.“Sometimes when students leave school they can be loud and a little disruptive to the people who live nearby, so the program has helped me to understand my responsibility to the neighborhood,” student Kayla Masters told the AFRO. “Just like I want to get home in a safe and in an orderly manner, the people who live in houses around the bus stop don’t want me throwing down my litter or infringing upon their right to quiet.”Richard Wright’s Man the Block program is calling for additional volunteers to help students navigate the streets and public transportation. Additionally, the Executive Office of the Mayor (EOM) has initiated a Safe Passage deployment utilizing government volunteers from various agencies. This initiative began during the last week of the school year and they were deployed several times during the summer for safe passage associated with the Summer Youth Employment Program.last_img read more

Hidden Sphinx Unexpectedly Found in Temple Devoted to Crocodile God

first_imgIn Ancient Egypt, sphinxes come in all shapes and sizes. And the exciting discovery in September 2018 of a new sphinx statue proves it. Believed to be some 2,000 years old, it is just 15 inches high with the body of a lion and the head of a human, wearing a snake crown and headdress. The statue was found by accident in the Pharaonic temple of Kom Ombo, near Aswan, as researchers were draining groundwater from the site, Mostafa Waziri of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced via Facebook.Photo by Egypt Ministry of AntiquitiesThe miniature sandstone sphinx has been hidden for centuries. Kom Ombo, which sits on the bank of the Nile in southern Egypt, was constructed between 305 B.C. and 30 B.C., during the Ptolemaic period. The temple where the sphinx was found is part of a rare dual design.Temple Of Kom Ombo – EgyptDiscovering Egypt wrote: “The temple is unique because it is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels.”Egypt, Upper Egypt, Nile Valley, Kom Ombo temple dedicated to the god Sobek the crocodile-headedSobek’s chief sanctuary was at Kom Ombo, where there were once a great number of crocodiles. “Until recent times the Egyptian Nile was infested with these ferocious animals, who would lay on the riverbank and devour animals and humans alike,” according to Discovering Egypt. “So it is not surprising that the local inhabitants went in fear.”Some ancient Egyptian sects believed that Sobek was the creator of the world–that it rose from “Dark Water” and built order in the universe. Sobek brought fertility to the land. However, he was an unpredictable deity, too, that could ally himself with Chaos.Sovk (Suchus, Cronos, Satrune), N372.2, Brooklyn MuseumSome 300 crocodile mummies that have been discovered near this temple are displayed in an adjacent Crocodile Museum.The purpose of this particular sphinx is not known, but it could have served an important function. In ancient Egypt, sphinxes were associated with the pharaohs, and were seen as tomb guardians.Mummified crocodiles. The Crocodile Museum, Aswan. Photo by JMCC1 -CC BY-SA 3.0“This newly discovered sphinx is remarkably unweathered, showing a lifelike face with a piercing gaze,” according to Science Alert. It is possible that the sphinx was modeled after a real person of the time.The sphinx of the temple is the latest noteworthy find in Egypt. The Great Sphinx by the pyramids of Giza is the largest and most famous one, of course. But another sphinx was recently discovered during roadwork in the city of Luxor, which is 112 miles north of Aswan.The Great Pyramid of Giza.Authorities said that the large statue, which has not been removed from the ground, was most likely carved for someone of the highest status. It could be more than 4,000 years old.Related Video:A discovery of another type was made in Alexandria last year. A huge black sarcophagus was found in an underground tomb in the city. The coffin was made of black granite and sealed with mortar. It measures 72.8 inches by 104.3 inches by 65 inches.This picture released on July 1, 2018, by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities shows an ancient tomb dating back to the Ptolemaic period found in the Sidi Gaber district of Alexandria. – The tomb, which dimensions are a height of 185 cm, length 265 cm and width of 165 cm, contains a black granite sarcophagus considered to be the largest to be discovered in Alexandria (Photo credit -/AFP/Getty Images)The tomb had not been opened for 2,000 years and worldwide media reported the suspense over the opening of the ancient coffin, even provoking speculation that it contained the remains of Alexander the Great.However, when the lid was pried open, researchers found the remains of three mummies in a pool of leaked sewage water. The smell was so overpowering some of the workers became sick. One archaeologist at the site, Shaban Abdul, said that the remains probably belonged to three military officers.Read another story from us:Ancient Incas could Pay Taxes with a Bucket of Head Lice“One of the mummies had a trace of an arrow in the head,” Abdul said in a later interview with CNN. “It proves he died in a conflict. Maybe that explains three mummies in one big sarcophagus.”Other experts said it was unusual for a mummy or mummies to be buried without belongings. The only other item discovered at the site was an alabaster bust, its features destroyed.last_img read more

False Positive Mammograms More Likely to Cause Delay of Next Screening

first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Related Content Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. February 9, 2017 — A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology: Biomarkers & Prevention found that women who had a false positive result from a screening mammogram were more likely to delay or forgo their subsequent screening mammogram than women who had a true negative result.Women who have a false positive result from a screening mammogram often experience emotional, physical and economic stress, according to Firas M. Dabbous, Ph.D., manager of patient-centered outcomes research at the Russell Institute for Research & Innovation at the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill, and author of the study. “We wanted to know whether having a false positive screening mammogram also causes women to delay coming back for their next screen,” he said.For this study, Dabbous and colleagues obtained data for women who received mammography screening through a large healthcare organization with multiple facilities in the greater metropolitan Chicago area. Among the 741,150 screening mammograms from 261,767 women included in the analysis were 12.3 percent that yielded a false positive result; the remaining 87.7 percent yielded true negative results.The researchers found that women who had a false positive result were significantly less likely to have a subsequent screening mammogram in the database than women who had a true negative result; 22.1 percent of women who had a true negative and 15 percent of women who had a false positive had at least one subsequent screening mammogram in the database.Among the women with more than one screening mammogram in the database, those who had a true negative result from the first mammogram were 36 percent more likely to have returned for a subsequent screen in the next 36 months compared to women who had a false positive result.When delay in having a subsequent screen was defined as any mammogram performed more than 12 months after the first screening mammogram, the median delay was found to be significantly higher for women who had a false positive result compared with those who had a true negative result. The median delay was 13 months for those who had a false positive result compared with three months for those who had a true negative result.The researchers then reanalyzed the data using different statistical methods to eliminate the chance for bias in the methods. Using propensity scoring matching, they found that women who had a true negative result were 34 percent more likely to return for a subsequent screen than those who had a false positive result, and that the median delays in returning for a subsequent screen were six months and 13 months, respectively.In addition, the researchers found that the four-year cumulative risk of a late stage at diagnosis was 0.4 percent for those who had a false positive screening mammogram compared with 0.3 percent for those who had a true negative result. This difference was statistically significant.”This [the fact that having a false positive screening mammogram caused women to delay coming back for their next screen] suggests that we need to more actively encourage women who have a false positive result from a screening mammogram to adhere to routine screening mammography recommendations because it has been shown to reduce breast cancer mortality,” said Dabbous.”Because we obtained the same conclusion using two different statistical approaches to analyze the data, we have a high degree of confidence in the results,” he continued. “We believe that the delay in subsequent screening for women who have an initial false positive result increases the probability that they will subsequently receive a later-stage breast cancer diagnosis compared with women who first have a true negative result from a screening mammogram.”According to Dabbous, the main limitation of the study is the lack of ability to follow the women who did not show up for their next screen in this healthcare system because some may have received subsequent mammograms at different institutions. However, he noted that the results were similar when restricted to those who remained in the system and so the researchers are confident that this limitation did not bias the results.The study was supported by a grant from the Agency for Health Research and Quality. Dabbous declares no conflicts of interest.For more information: www.cebp.aacrjournals.orgReferencesDabbous, F.M., Dolecek, T.A., Berbaum, M.L., Friedewald, S.M., et al. “Impact of a False-Positive Screening Mammogram on Subsequent Screening Behavior and Stage at Breast Cancer Diagnosis,” Cancer Epidemiology: Biomarkers & Prevention. Published online Feb. 9, 2017. 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The best outcome for all Air Canadas group ups offer for Aeroplan

first_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Air Canada is taking back control of the valuable Aeroplan loyalty business that it created in 1984 and spun off in 2002, and Aimia is getting the price it wanted all along: $450 million.The Air Canada-led consortium including TD Bank, CIBC and Visa Canada Corp. announced today that it had struck a deal in principle to acquire Aeroplan, agreeing to pay $450 million in cash and assume the $1.9-billion liability associated with Aeroplan miles customers have accumulated.The new offer almost doubles the consortium’s initial offer of $250 million in cash and the assumption of the reward point liability. That offer, made in July, was rejected by Aimia, however Aimia maintained that it would keep the door open to a ‘fair deal’ from the group.The transaction is expected to close this fall.“We are pleased to see that an agreement in principle has been reached as Aeroplan members can continue to earn and redeem with confidence,” Air Canada President and CEO Calin Rovinescu said in a statement on behalf of the consortium Tuesday.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWT“This transaction, if completed, should produce the best outcome for all stakeholders, including Aeroplan members, as it would allow for a smooth transition to Air Canada’s new loyalty program launching in 2020, safeguarding their miles and providing convenience and value for millions of Canadians.”The future of the program has faced questions since Air Canada announced last year that it planned to launch its own loyalty rewards plan in 2020 when its partnership with Aimia expires.After rejecting the consortium’s initial offer on Aug. 2, Aimia announced a new deal with Porter Airlines effective July 2020. Less than a week later came news that Aimia was also signing Aeroplan partnership agreements with Air Transat and Flair Airlines, also effective July 2020.Air Canada created Aeroplan as its in-house loyalty program, but it was spun off as an independent business as part of a court-supervised restructuring of the airline.Michael Deluce, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Porter Airlines, says Porter Airlines is aware that Aimia has reached a preliminary agreement with the consortium led by Air Canada to acquire the Aeroplan loyalty program.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upDeluce told Travelweek: “Porter recognized from the outset that Aeroplan may be purchased prior to its agreement taking effect in July 2020. If the consortium enters into a final definitive agreement with Aimia, we will then be in a position to comment on the impact to Porter’s agreement at that time.”Transat Chief Distribution Officer Joseph Adamo, is of the same mind, telling Travelweek: “From the start of talks, we were well aware that this could be the eventual outcome. That’s why we planned to reach a final agreement with Aimia at a later date. We are discussing next steps with Aimia.”With files from The Canadian Press Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Tags: Aeroplan, Aimia Inc, Air Canada “The best outcome for all”: Air Canada’s group ups offer for Aeroplan, deal to close this falllast_img read more

Israel expresses regret over Cyprus House resolution on Gaza

first_imgIsrael has expressed regret over a resolution adopted by the Cyprus House of Representatives on May 18, condemning the Israeli actions in Gaza.On May 14, violence along the border with Israel resulted in more than 60 Palestinians being killed and over 2,000 injured.In a response to the adoption of the resolution, the Israeli embassy in Nicosia said that “on the eve of the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot, regretfully, the House of Representatives of Cyprus adopted a resolution condemning the Israeli actions in Gaza,” adding that “this parliamentary statement cannot be justified.”“Israel and Cyprus are close neighbouring countries, sharing the values of true democracy and the rule of law. The two countries, together with other like-minded countries in the region, face threats from extremist forces that promote hatred, violence and terrorism against civilians. We are resolved to defend the vision of Security, Stability and Prosperity, as stated in the Joint declaration of our leaders,” the embassy noted.Furthermore, it said that “the events of Monday last week, cannot be described as a peaceful protest, but rather violent riots orchestrated by Hamas aiming to storm the fence and breaking into Israeli communities and harming local civilians. In fact, Hamas paid youngsters and even families to storm the fence, which constitutes the border of Israel, using them as human shields. Moreover, Hamas admitted that 50 of the 60 people killed in the event came from its ranks,” the Israeli Embassy noted.It stressed that “Israel will continue to adhere to its principles regarding the border, and subsequent attempts to break through into Israeli territory will be met with a similar response.”Furthermore, the embassy said that “for years, Hamas has repeatedly chosen violence over peace, conflict over coexistence with Israel—and has dragged the civilian population of Gaza along with it. The organisation continues to use the aid funds in building offensive capabilities against Israel rather than using those funds to ensure the welfare of Gaza`s population.”“Israel wants nothing more than to live at peace with all its neighbours and to see the Middle East—including the Gaza Strip—prosper. In order to stop the unnecessary violence, pressure should be exercised on the Palestinians and on the Hamas, as well as the Forces who support this Terrorist group,” it concluded.The plenary of the House of Representatives unanimously approved last Friday a resolution condemning “the violent acts of the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip.” The resolution noted that the use of military force that caused the death of unarmed civilians cannot be justified.The House also expressed readiness to contribute to peace efforts, within the framework of its competencies for parliamentary diplomacy.  The House plenary called on the US government to reverse its decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.The resolution further stated the support of the House to international efforts aiming to the resumption of talks between Israelis and Palestinians, with a view to reaching a peaceful and lasting solution in the Middle East.It also reaffirmed its support to a two-state solution, the State of Israel and an independent Palestinian State along the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, that will coexist peacefully within the agreed and internationally recognized borders, in line with the relevant UN resolutions.The House expressed concern “over the bloody events caused by the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip,” and conveyed its deep sorrow for the dead and the wounded Palestinians – including many children – as a result of the Israeli army’s violent actions.You May LikeRoborockThese Robots are the Secret to Domestic BlissRoborockUndoGundry MD SupplementsTop Cardiologist: This One Thing Will Properly Flush Out Your BowelsGundry MD SupplementsUndoBusiness Loans | Search AdsAre You Searching Businesses Loans? Find the Best Results with searchnow.comBusiness Loans | Search AdsUndo Cypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoLED-lighting the way by 2020Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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