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NSAC Offers Assistance to Students Affected by KatrinaNSAC Offers Assistance to Students Affected by Katrina

first_imgFive students displaced by Hurricane Katrina will get a break on their residence and tuition fees at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) this year. “We felt it was important to share our expertise and our facilities in an effort to help these students continue their studies and minimize the disruption to their academic lives,” said Philip Hicks, president of NSAC. “We have the capacity to help students studying in the field of life sciences and will work with them to make the transition as smooth as possible.” The college will provide five students with free residence accommodations and will waive the international student tuition differential. “The strong historic and cultural ties between the Acadian community in Nova Scotia and the southern United States means we have a desire to help out during these difficult times, however we can,” said Chris d’Entremont, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister of Acadian Affairs. “I am pleased that the NSAC has the capacity to join with other Nova Scotia universities in making this offer to our neighbours to the south.” Although classes have already begun at NSAC, school officials say students from the area still have time to register and complete the semester if they arrive in the next few weeks. Students interested in applying for one of the five positions can visit the NSAC website at http://nsac.ca to see what programs are offered and can contact Judy Smith, dean of student services, at 902-893-7915 or by e-mail at jsmith@nsac.ns.ca, for information and details.last_img read more

NETFLIX WANTS TO OPEN A MAJOR FILM AND TV STUDIO IN TORONTONETFLIX WANTS TO OPEN A MAJOR FILM AND TV STUDIO IN TORONTO

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook One of the world’s leading entertainment brands is ramping up production in its quest to satisfy the insatiable beast that is your remote control—and Hollywood North could benefit big time.I mean, where better for Netflix to make a whole bunch of new films and TV shows than in Toronto? With its wealth of talent, tax credits and buildings that look like they could be American?The streaming content juggernaut is considering it, according to Toronto Mayor John Tory. So seriously, in fact, that the city is already working with local industry unions to bolster their labour forces in anticipation of future productions. Twittercenter_img Advertisement Toronto (Photo by Lisa de Jong) “I have a very high level of confidence, without betraying confidences that aren’t yet concrete, that they’re going to,” said Tory on Tuesday when asked if Netflix was setting up shop in Toronto.“They’ve been in active discussions with our industry, with me, about wanting to create one of their hubs here.”A great night at the 22nd annual Toronto Film Critics’ Association awards gala celebrating some of the best films this past year. pic.twitter.com/TgrzKjPr0E— John Tory (@JohnTory) January 9, 2019Tory, who was speaking at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards gala, also said he’d met with representatives from Netflix in Los Angeles last March, to discuss the matter.“We’ve talked to them from here a number of times and they certainly know how much we would like to have them here,” said Tory to the Canadian Press. When asked if he knew when Netflix might create a production hub in Toronto he said no, but also that “If I knew I wouldn’t tell you.”Coy as the mayor wants to play it, an expansion into Toronto makes sense for Netflix.The American company has been producing more and more original content in recent years, much of it with viewership numbers to rival that of any major cable network. It took home five Golden Globe awards for its original content on Sunday alone, more than any other network or streaming service.Meanwhile, Toronto’s film and TV production industry is booming. Several new studios, including one owned by CBS Television, are slated to open here within the next few years and, on top of that, Netflix recently committed $500 million toward the creation and distribution of original productions in Canada.Currently, the company’s only main production facility is in Los Angeles, but it plans to build new hubs in Madrid and Albuquerque. Could Toronto be next?In the words of Tory himself, “fingers crossed.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Frances FM Apologizes to Moroccan Foreign Minister over Humiliating TreatmentFrances FM Apologizes to Moroccan Foreign Minister over Humiliating Treatment

first_imgRabat – French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabuis, apologized on Friday to his Moroccan counterpart, Salaheddine Mezouar, after the “humiliating” way in which the Moroccan Minister was treated at Paris Charles De Gaulle airport.“Laurent Fabius called his Moroccan counterpart to present the apologies of the French authorities for the inconvenience that has been caused to him while transiting at Charles de Gaulle airport,” the spokesman Quai d’Orsay, Romain Nadal was quoted by Le Figaro as saying.“The minister immediately asked the competent department of the Ministry of the Interior and Paris Airport that everything be done to enforce strictly in French airports the rules and diplomatic practices that apply to foreign ministers and heads of state and government,” he added. In its edition of Friday, the Moroccan newspaper Assabah reported that the French custom services subjected Salaheddine Mezouar, Morocco’s Foreign Minister, to what it described as a “humiliating” search while he was on transit at Paris Charles De Gaulle airport on his way to Morocco.According to the same source, the inspection procedure, described as “degrading” was long, while the head of Moroccan diplomacy was forced to remove his coat, belt and other footwear.The incident happens a month after the relations between Morocco and France entered a period of tension and turbulence following a lawsuit filed by an NGO against Abdellatif Hammouchi, the head of Moroccan Domestic Intelligence Agency (DGST), and the decision of a French judge to send 7 policemen to Moroccan ambassador’s residence to inform Hammouchi, who was accompanying the Interior Minister on a visit to Paris, of a summon issued by the investigating judge.Few days later, French press reported a statement made by Javier Bardem, one of the staunch supporters of the Polisario, in which he allegedly said that during a meeting he had held with France’s Ambassador to the United Nations in 2011, the French diplomat had told him that “Morocco is a mistress who you sleep with every night, who you don’t particularly love but you have to defend.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Discrimination hurts fight against HIV in homosexual men in AsiaPacific – UNDiscrimination hurts fight against HIV in homosexual men in AsiaPacific – UN

17 May 2010More than 90 per cent of men having sex with men in the Asia-Pacific region, a group in which HIV prevalence has reached alarming levels, do not have access to prevention and care services due to an adverse legal and social environment, a United Nations-backed forum was told today. And this already critical situation is likely to become worse unless countries address the legal context of the epidemic, taking into account the effect of laws and law enforcement practices on the health of men who have sex with men and transgender persons.“The effectiveness of the HIV response will depend not just on the sustained scale-up of HIV prevention, treatment and care, but on whether the legal and social environment support or hinder programmes for those who are most vulnerable,” Mandeep Dhaliwal, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Cluster Leader on Human Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity, told the gathering in Hong Kong.“The development and strengthening of an enabling legal and social environment is critical for comprehensive interventions for men who have sex with men and transgender people to have the greatest impact.”The forum – the High-Level Dialogue on punitive laws, human rights and HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in the Asia-Pacific region, convened by the UNDP, the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) and the Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) at the University of Hong Kong – reviewed the findings of an upcoming report.According to the study – on laws affecting HIV responses among men who have sex with men and transgender persons in Asia and the Pacific – 19 of 48 countries in the region criminalize sex between men, with laws often taking on the force of vigilantism leading to abuse and human rights violations.Even in the absence of criminalization, other provisions of law often violate the rights of those concerned, thereby obstructing HIV interventions, advocacy and outreach, and service delivery. Moreover, legislation and law enforcement often lag behind national HIV policies, undermining the reach and effectiveness of programmes for men who have sex with men.This indicates the need for greater coordination between health and justice sectors within government, the report stresses. It highlighted some recent examples of protective laws, judicial and policy actions to improve the legal environment for the men concerned, including important court judgments in Fiji, India, Hong Kong, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and the Republic of Korea. But these are exceptional developments and action is required to improve the legal environment in all countries, it warned. Panellists in the High-Level Dialogue include former national High Court Justices, and representatives from the UN system, parliaments and civil society. read more

Sandvik delivers new life for old Australian bolter minersSandvik delivers new life for old Australian bolter miners

first_imgUnderground coal bolter miners have a tough life in harsh conditions. After just four to five years of life underground, they can look almost worn out – but in the case of Sandvik’s MB series of bolter miners, the company says “these machines have the inherent durability and strength that allows them to be completely rebuilt to as-new condition.” “Sandvik’s MB series of bolter miners are the leading machines in underground coal mine longwall development applications – with more than 50 of these machines operating in mines in NSW and Queensland,” said Troy Robertson, Sandvik’s Project Manager Overhauls – Mechanical Cutting, Underground Coal.“An important element of the economics of running bolter miners is their ability to be completely rebuilt from the ground up a number of times during their working lives,” he explained. “A key part of Sandivk’s service and support offerings for our MB series machines is our capability of carrying out these rebuilds to OEM standards, and with full factory warranty.”Manufactured by Sandvik in Austria, its original ABM series dates back to the early 1990s, and the range has undergone continuous upgrading and improvements since introduction.“The main models we sell in Australia are our MB650 and MB670 bolter miners – these fit with the seam heights for most longwall mines looking for bolter miners in their operations,” said Robertson. “It’s a market segment that’s unique to Sandvik; as a result of our ongoing engineering design, performance, safety and ergonomics, no other supplier has been able to deliver the required combination of production, safety and ease of operation. “The rule of thumb is that after three rebuilds – with four to six years between rebuilds – the technology in our MB series has developed to the extent that the price to upgrade to the latest specifications ceases to become economical,” he said. “In addition, compliance requirements are ever-changing – and bolter miners have to comply with all the latest safety standards before they can go back underground.”Today, all MB series bolter miner rebuilds in Australia take place in Sandvik’s Heatherbrae facility, north of Newcastle, NSW.“We have a dedicated MB series rebuild facility at Heatherbrae, with the ability to take a tired bolter miner and restore it to as-new factory-warranted condition,” Robertson said.The great bulk of the rebuild work is done by trained Sandvik technicians, including the initial mechanical stripdown, engineering, electrical systems, gearboxes, components, bolting systems, and upgrades, followed by re-assembly, function testing, commissioning, painting and detailing.Also included in the rebuild process are updated Link1 parts manuals, revised and updated documentation, operator and maintenance crew training, and plant safety files.“We have sufficient capacity to carry out six full machine rebuilds a year – and if we need to do more, we have the facilities, space and people on call internally to meet additional demands.”Robertson said that Sandvik offered MB series machine owners the only option to ensure fully compliant, factory-certified rebuilds.“Only with Sandvik certified rebuilds can customers be assured of upgrading their bolter miners to the latest standards and safety innovations, to full OEM specs.“In addition, the only way to access the latest technology upgrades is through our OEM upgrades, which are then backed by full six-month factory warranties,” said Robertson.“Before we start a bolter miner upgrade, we carry out a full engineering feasibility study, so the customer knows what is legally required, as well as what additional options are available – and the benefits that those options will bring.“We do a lot of work up front to ensure our customers get the best end-product they possibly can out of our rebuilds, so they know exactly what they will get, with no surprises.” he said.Robertson said that feedback from customers who have had rebuilds carried out – which includes the major mining houses – has been universally positive.“Following every rebuild, we ask customers to fill out a feedback form on how well we have performed across a range of critical areas.“The feedback we receive rates us very highly in the quality of our service and workmanship, the degree to which we keep customers informed of progress, developments and issues, our flexibility once rebuild work commences, and our ability to upgrade machines to incorporate latest technology and innovations,” he said.Sandvik bolter miners are electrically powered, track-mounted continuous mining machines designed to excavate longwall development roadways and install roof bolts simultaneously in underground coal mines.Their ability to carry out simultaneous cutting and bolting greatly speeds up production, resulting in substantial economic and safety benefits.Sandvik’s MB series bolter miners are high-capacity solutions for both rapid entry development in longwall mining and full-scale production in room-and-pillar mining.The cutter drum is mounted on a hydraulically actuated sliding frame, giving it the ability to sump into the face independently of the mainframe and tracks. And since the roof and rib bolters are mounted on the stationary mainframe, they can be operated throughout the cutting cycle.last_img read more

New production dispatch algorithm gives Telfer the edge undergroundNew production dispatch algorithm gives Telfer the edge underground

first_imgAs reported in its just released 2017 Sustainability Report, development of a production dispatch algorithm and user-friendly software program to allocate load haul dump machines (boggers) and trucks in Telfer’s sub-level cave mine has resulted in increasingly systematic decision-making, taking into account the true complexity of the operation whilst improving safety. The new production software, nicknamed “Dingo” (for Dispatch ‘n’ Go), assists Telfer’s copper-gold mine control operators and production foremen in their day-to-day roles, planning  shifts and allocating trucks and loaders to  optimal locations.Previously, the allocation of boggers and trucks at Telfer’s sub-level cave was done manually, with decision making primarily dependent on the judgement of operators and mine control. In recent years, the progression of the cave downwards has meant the truck-loading process has become more complex, making optimal trucking allocations to minimise interactions and improve trucking efficiencies much more difficult to determine. After recognising the Edge opportunity, the Telfer team engaged a specialist optimisation firm to help develop the tool. The first phase was to develop and test the backend optimisation engine, and the second phase was to develop and test the Dingo user interface.The optimisation engine works in two parts to maintain the necessary solve speed. It identifies all the possible configurations of trucks and boggers, and the associated cycle times, distances and interactions for these configurations. It then takes this information into account for specified truck and loader configurations to determine the optimal solution. Development of the engine required input from Newcrest engineers to correctly identify the constraints and logic inherent in the environment and production processes.Following intensive testing of the prototype optimisation engine, the second phase of the project created a user interface that features a schematic area displaying information such as the mining levels, the status of each cross-cut and cave shape, equipment timelines and availabilities, and real-time stock levels. Since “Dingo” went live in February 2017, the site has seen quantitative improvements in the tonne-kilometre per hour rates for the trucking fleet and in the utilisation of boggers. The system also provides a great visual as to where people and equipment are in the sub-level cave on a real-time basis, improving safety.last_img read more

Vladica Stojanovic joins Aix en ProvenceVladica Stojanovic joins Aix en Provence

Vladica Stojanovic, former Serbian NT player, signed a one year and a half contract in Aix en Provence, French second league.With the advises of his agent, Andrej Golic, Vladica Stojanovic has decided to join the ambitious project of the French Club.His goal will be to help keeping first place in second league during the last 8 games of the season.The first experience of Vladica in Toulouse end of season 2010 was a real success and all the members of Aix en Provence hope for such a good issue.Vladica joins three others players from the Balkan, Borut Oslak and Boris Becirovic from Slovenia and Kosta Savic from Bosna. Aix en ProvenceFrench handballVladica Stojanovic ← Previous Story Metalurg’s Chokrev: “We wanted Veszprem, but Zagreb is not a bad option!” Next Story → Drasko Mrvaljevic to Metalurg? read more

La Nasa donne raison à Einstein après une longue expérienceLa Nasa donne raison à Einstein après une longue expérience

first_imgLa Nasa donne raison à Einstein après une longue expérienceLa NASA a réussi à démontrer de manière très précise, au cours d’une expérience, la véracité de la théorie générale de la relativité édictée en 1905 par Albert Einstein.La théorie d’Albert Einstein selon laquelle la gravité de la Terre influerait sur le temps et l’espace autour d’elle, la fameuse théorie de la relativité, a été vérifiée par la NASA et une équipe de physiciens américains. “Imaginez notre planète comme si elle était immergée dans du miel et qu’elle tournait sur son axe en orbite autour du soleil, le miel se trouvant autour se déformerait”, tente d’expliquer Francis Everitt, un physicien de l’Université de Stanford en Californie, dans des propos relayés par l’AFP, avant d’ajouter : “C’est la même chose avec l’espace et le temps”.  À lire aussiApollo 11 : À quoi la conquête spatiale ressemblera-t-elle dans 50 ans ?Baptisée “Gravity Probe B” (GP-B), l’expérience réalisée par l’agence spatiale américaine a consisté à utiliser quatre gyroscopes ultra-précis, embarqués à bord de satellites, afin de vérifier deux postulats de la théorie du savant d’origine allemande. Le premier est l’effet dit géodétique, ou la déformation de l’espace et du temps autour d’un objet exerçant une force gravitationnelle. Le second est la quantité d’espace et de temps qu’un tel objet affecte en tournant sur lui-même. Pointés vers l’étoile IM Pegasi, tout en étant sur une orbite polaire autour de la Terre, les quatre gyroscopes ont subi des changements de direction vers laquelle ils étaient dirigés, confirmant la théorie d’Einstein. Si ça n’avait pas été le cas, ils auraient toujours pointé vers la même direction…”L’expérience GP-B a confirmé deux des postulats les plus importants dans la théorie d’Einstein concernant l’univers, avec des implications pour l’ensemble de la recherche en astrophysique”, continue Francis Everitt.  “Les résultats de la mission GP-B auront des effets sur les travaux des théoriciens en physique durant de nombreuses années”, confirme Bill Danchi, un astrophysicien de la NASA. Cette expérience, initiée en 1959, a été l’une des plus longues menées par la Nasa et des centaines de chercheurs y ont participé. Ses résultats sont publiés dans la revue américaine Physical Review Letters.Le 5 mai 2011 à 10:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Clark County home sales prices increaseClark County home sales prices increase

first_imgClick to enlarge Clark County home sales increased 10.7 percent in February from the same month a year ago, while the selection of existing houses for sale declined. But signs of change are on the horizon.The median sales price in February of a house in Clark County was $202,000, up 22.4 percent from a year earlier. But the number of homes on the market was down significantly from a year earlier and from the previous month. At the current sales pace, it would take 5.6 months to sell all the homes listed in Clark County, down from an inventory of 6.2 months in January and 7.7 months a year earlier.However, the supply has increased in recent months. In October, houses listed for sale here had reached a three-year low of 4.7 months’ worth of inventory.The recent jump in inventory may reflect homebuilders working fast and furiously to meet growing demand.In February, county housing starts continued to rise, as measured by permits to build single-family homes. The county issued 56 permits in February, according to the Department of Community Development. It represented a 69 percent increase in new home building over the same period in 2012.Meanwhile closed sales improved by 9 percent in the Portland metropolitan area, defined by RMLS as the Oregon counties of Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and Yamhill. The area experienced 1,376 closed sales in February, up from 1,262 in the same month last year.last_img read more

Sarah Chubb To Leave Conde Nast Digital on Feb 18Sarah Chubb To Leave Conde Nast Digital on Feb 18

first_imgTo: All EmployeesFrom: Bob SauerbergRe: Executive AnnouncementAfter a wonderful 20-year career at Condé Nast, Sarah Chubb has decided it’s time to explore other opportunities. As we all know, there is a huge amount of energy and excitement in the digital world right now-and Sarah is interested in pursuing the next phase of her career.Sarah has been a transformational force at Condé Nast and the media business as a whole. I am sure you will all join me in thanking Sarah for her many valuable contributions, congratulating her on her success and wishing her the best of luck as she moves ahead. Sarah asked me to share her thoughts with you: “CN is the premier company in the industry and I have truly loved my job here. I am also tremendously proud of the contributions that my team and I have made to the Company. While the challenges of an exciting new world beckon me, I know that CN is set up exceptionally well for the future.”In the coming weeks, we will name a successor to continue the outstanding work in digital growth and innovation. Condé Nast Digital head Sarah Chubb will leave the company on Feb. 18 “to explore new opportunities,” the company announced internally yesterday. A successor will be named in the coming weeks. As part of a major restructuring of its digital division last fall, Condé Nast fused the Condé Nast Digital sales and marketing team with the Condé Nast Media Group, allowing magazine brands to handle ads sales for their Web sites directly (Condé Nast Digital continued to oversee non-magazine branded sites-including Ars Technica, Concierge, Epicurious and Reddit). Chubb, a 20-year Condé Nast vet, also advocated for a homegrown platform for Condé Nast’s iPad and other tablet members but the publisher instead opted to work with Adobe, which was the preference of Condé Nast director of digital development Scott Dadich, according to All Things D.A memo from Conde Nast president Robert Sauerberg outlined the move to employees yesterday. last_img read more

Qatar says Arab demands made to be rejectedQatar says Arab demands made to be rejected

first_imgQatar said Saturday a series of demands made by several Arab states to lift a crippling blockade were designed to be spurned and clearly aimed at infringing its sovereignty.”This list of demands is made to be rejected,” Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said, referring to 13 demands placed on Doha by Saudi Arabia and its allies as the price for lifting an almost month-long “blockade” on Qatar.Qatar said it had received the demands on June 22 with just 10 days to meet them, which would mean they would have until Sunday to comply. However, the deadline has not been confirmed.”Everyone is aware that these demands are meant to infringe the sovereignty of the state of Qatar,” Al-Thani said at a press conference in Rome after meeting his Italian counterpart.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced earlier this month the suspension of all ties to Qatar. They accused it of state support for extremist groups and denounced its political proximity to Shiite Iran.Qatar denies the allegations.Saudia Arabia closed the airspace to Qatari carriers and blocked the emirate’s only land border, a vital route for its food imports.Qatar has said the effects are more devastating than the Berlin Wall.Riyadh’s demands include ending Doha’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the closure of Al-Jazeera television, a downgrade of diplomatic ties with Iran and the shutdown of a Turkish military base in the emirate.The United Arab Emirates has warned Qatar should take the demands seriously or face “divorce” from its Gulf neighbours.Turkey and Iraq have backed Qatar in the crisis.Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said the government was ready “to contribute to any initiative aimed primarily at restoring dialogue and easing tensions between those involved.”Rome also pleaded for the five countries “to refrain from any further action that could aggravate the situation”.Kuwait is the official arbitrator for seeking a settlement, though the United States is also attempting to mediate.Washington has cautioned that some of the demands would be difficult for Qatar to accept, asking the Saudis for a clear list of grievances that are “reasonable and actionable”.last_img read more

Social media platforms in arms race for democracySocial media platforms in arms race for democracy

first_imgMark ZuckerbergFacebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said late Tuesday that the leading social network and other internet firms are in an arms race to defend democracy.Zuckerberg’s Washington Post op-ed came on the eve of hearings during which lawmakers are expected to grill top executives from Facebook and Twitter.Google’s potential participation is unclear.The hearings come with online firms facing intense scrutiny for allowing the propagation of misinformation and hate speech, and amid allegations of political bias from the president and his allies.“Companies such as Facebook face sophisticated, well-funded adversaries who are getting smarter over time, too,” Zuckerberg said in an op-ed piece outlining progress being made on the front by the leading social network.“It’s an arms race, and it will take the combined forces of the US private and public sectors to protect America’s democracy from outside interference.”After days of vitriol from President Donald Trump, big Silicon Valley firms face lawmakers with a chance to burnish their image—or face a fresh bashing.Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg were set to appear at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Wednesday.Lawmakers were seeking a top executive from Google or its parent Alphabet, but it remained unclear if the search giant would be represented.Sources familiar with the matter said Google offered chief legal officer Kent Walker, who the company said is most knowledgeable on foreign interference, but that senators had asked for the participation of CEO Sundar Pichai or Alphabet CEO Larry Page.Dorsey testifies later in the day at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on online “transparency and accountability.”The tech giants are likely to face a cool reception at best from members of Congress, said Roslyn Layton, an American Enterprise Institute visiting scholar specializing in telecom and internet issues.“The Democrats are upset about the spread of misinformation in the 2016 election, and the Republicans over the perception of bias,” Layton said.“They are equally angry, but for different reasons.”Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a University of Pennsylvania professor and author of an upcoming book on Russia’s role in election hacking, said the hearings could give the companies a platform to explain how they operate.“Hearings are an opportunity as well as a liability,” she said.“These companies have put in place fixes (on foreign manipulation) but they have done it incrementally, and they have not communicated that to a national audience.”last_img read more

Beam up into a 15 million Star Trek home theaterBeam up into a 15 million Star Trek home theater

first_imgHow much would you spend on a home theater set-up? $1,000? $5,000? How about $1.5 million? That’s what one Trekkie dumped into his personal theater, modeled after the Enterprise D from Star Trek: The Next Generation.Marc Bell is a wealthy financier from Boca Raton, Florida, and he’s spent a fortune on both his personal movie theater and an array of rare Star Trek memorabilia which he values at $1 million. He’s collected original uniforms, props, and even the ear prosthetics that Leonard Nimoy when playing his character from the original series, Spock. Most of his collectibles are on display in what Bell calls “the ready room.”In the show, the ready room was an office for a starship captain that was adjacent to the bridge. Here, visitors can grab drinks from the bar or some candy and snacks as they tour his rare collections.The theater took more than four years to build, and according to an interview with The Wall Street Journal, everything is custom. The ceiling uses an array of fiber optics to replicate the night sky, and they twinkle based on Earth’s distance to them.When it’s time for the feature film, Bell has an array of D-Box controllers so that the room shakes when the action ramps up. The theater’s audio system is mid-upgrade to Dolby Atmos, the latest in software-driven surround. He’s got a log of more than 3,000 films ready to view at any time that he streams from a server, as well as Prima Cinema — another $35,000 — that allows him to watch movies at home when they hit theaters.Ridiculous as it may seem, he’s not done yet. Back in 2014 he put his home on the market for $35 million, before removing the eight-bedroom mansion for his kids. They wanted to finish growing and get through high school before moving on. But, when that time does come, Bell says that he wants to go even bigger — packing it with even more tech like a 4K projector.“Our theater only holds 11 people,” he told the Wall Street Journal. “The next one will be bigger.”last_img read more

flydubai becomes first UAE airline directly linking Kilimanjaroflydubai becomes first UAE airline directly linking Kilimanjaro

first_imgDubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight landed at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), increasing its capacity to Tanzania and further expanding its network in Africa to twelve destinations. flydubai will offer six flights a week to Kilimanjaro, three of which are via a stop in the capital, Dar es Salaam and will increase the total number of flights to Tanzania to 14 flights a week.As part of the inaugural programme, flydubai showcased its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which it unveiled for the first time at the Dubai Airshow in November 2017.Kilimanjaro International Airport is located between the regions of Kilimanjaro and Arusha in Northern Tanzania. The airport is the major gateway to the Kilimanjaro region, a main international tourism destination that includes Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Only a few international carriers operate to Kilimanjaro and flydubai will be the first airline to provide direct air links from the UAE.Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, commented, ”With our service to Kilimanjaro, we are responding to a growing demand for travel between the UAE and Tanzania. flydubai is the first UAE airline to offer direct air links to Kilimanjaro with the aim to connect this market to Dubai and beyond, and offer travellers more choice and flexibility. Passengers will have the opportunity to connect from Dubai onwards to more than 250 destinations.”Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President Commercial, GCC, Subcontinent and Africa, at flydubai, who led flydubai’s inaugural delegation, said, “We are delighted to see our service to Kilimanjaro take off, as it marks our twelfth destination in our network in Africa and the third point in Tanzania. Our service to Kilimanjaro follows an increase in passenger demand and reflects flydubai’s commitment to open up underserved markets. We look forward to offering six weekly flights on this route and to connecting travellers from across flydubai’s network with the Kilimanjaro region and vice versa.”Emirates will codeshare on this route and as part of the Emirates flydubai partnership, passengers will have greater choice for onward travel from Dubai to hundreds of destinations across the world.flydubai operates flights to twelve destinations in Africa, including Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Asmara, Djibouti, Entebbe, Hargeisa, Juba, Khartoum and Port Sudan, as well as Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction ofThe 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Adrian Wilson is one of the most distinguished players in Arizona Cardinals history, a hard-hitting safety who made five Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro selection three times.This season, his name will become a permanent fixture at University of Phoenix Stadium.The Cardinals announced Monday that Wilson, who played for them from 2001-12, will be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor on Sept. 27 when Arizona hosts the San Francisco 49ers. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img A third-round pick out of North Carolina State in 2001, Wilson finished his NFL career with 987 tackles (716 solo), 25.5 sacks, 27 interceptions, 106 passes defensed, 15 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and four touchdowns. Wilson is one of only six players in league history to tally at least 25 sacks and 25 interceptions in their career, and his 181 games played ranks as the sixth-highest total in franchise history. Wilson will become the 15th member of the Ring of Honor, joining Kurt Warner — who was added last season — along with Charles W. Bidwill, Sr., Jimmy Conzelman, Dan Dierdorf, John “Paddy” Driscoll, Marshall Goldberg, Dick “Night Train” Lane, Ollie Matson, Ernie Nevers, Pat Tillman, Charley Trippi, Roger Wehrli, Aeneas Williams and Larry Wilson. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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That’s no surprise when you consider 100 fliers are posted in communities near and far"This is such a good fish fry that even the Catholics from Larimore are coming here tonight to learn how to do it" Derek’s father Jerry Roach said with a laughIt’s one of the few times people get to see their friends and neighbors anymore he added"All the places the locals used to go to see each other—the bars and community centers—have disappeared" Jerry said "So this is another big thing for that People get a chance to meet the new neighbors"Reeling it inThere may have been no question the fish fry was going to happen Friday but after Derek was on the horn all week with a retired meteorologist the organizers decided Thursday to move the event up by an hourThat would give people plenty of time to beat the anticipated storm and possible blowing snowAfter all there was a lot at stake The extremely popular fish fry usually feeds as many as 250 guests and the money raised pays the heating bills upkeep for the church and other necessities such as Sunday School Last year the men’s group was able to contribute $10000 toward the cost of a new steel roof for the church built in 1877So wearing their matching white T-shirts the first of the work crew arrived by 1:30 pm to begin the prepwork While Derek’s wife Stacy Roach stayed busy filling platters and getting the front counter stocked with servers plates napkins and silverware the men threw the protective cardboard on the floor and fired up the fryers"My phone has been blowing up I think we’re going to feed a few people tonight" Derek said as he quickly shuffled between the kitchen and the dining hall to greet the first few guests "I have them trained now so they sit where we ask them to sit so we can keep the flow going and people don’t have to wait" Of course timing and strategic table placement are everything in a hall meant to seat 80 people comfortably"We’re going to ruin walleye fish fries for you" he teases another newcomer "You won’t want to eat it anywhere else after you eat it here"Soon dozens more guests begin to show up determined not to let a faraway storm deprive them of their chance to pile their plates high with hand-breaded walleye fillets baked potatoes corn caramelized carrots sweet potatoes coleslaw and buttered hard rolls (with an ice cream bar for dessert)The cooksAll the while the jovial cooks share laughs and old stories as they move the fish one step to the right and down the efficient assembly line along the kitchen’s back counter"It’s always walleye" the men say almost in unisonThen Jerry cracks: "We usually get it from the Turtle River but it was frozen too deep this year"He’s up first on the line as he dips the fresh-frozen walleye in a hot bath before stripping the skin with one pull of the pliersNext the generous fillets are tossed in a clean bus tray for Ralph Snowbeck a three-generation bread-batter manThen it’s Todd Anderson’s turn to toss them in the tank He takes his job seriously calibrating his thermometer every year"The fish has to be at least 145 degrees That’s the minimum temperature for safety" Anderson says "If you overdo it they dry out and they’re no good We take the time to probe every fillet"Bruce Carlson is here too One of the fish fry’s original organizers he can’t recall ever missing one"I guess I was one of the first" he says "Back then I got to do what I was told to do"This time he was keeping an eye on the double racks of giant red potatoes baking in the oven while also keeping up with the dirty dishesHe might just have to save some for Jerry though who calls himself the "pot scrubber""Or maybe the pot stirrer" Anderson chimes inBack and forth the men jokeSnowbeck explains the kitchen help changes all night long with young and old pitching in"You’ll see people from 6 to 70 helping out back here tonight" he says "We always get it done If we don’t somebody else will"Stringing ’emAnother longtime helper David Bakke says he thinks one of the reasons 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most important stories of the day Write to Helen Regan at helenregan@timeasiacomAndreas Dracopoulos is not a popular man among the wealthiest one percent in Greece As an heir to one of the greatest shipping fortunes in modern history he has been among the only members of this secretive caste to speak up about its failure to help Greece through its financial crisis As that crisis hurtles toward an all-out catastrophe this week he says its time for Greek tycoons to start pulling their weight "Im very upset with this class of people" Dracopoulos says in an interview in his Athens office a plush and heavily guarded compound across the street from the American embassy "Its nothing personal I know some of them Theyre my friends old schoolmates But Im very vocal ethically practically that they are not doing enough that they could do more" Over the past five years even as the Greek economy has suffered a downturn deeper and more protracted than the US Great Depression many of the countrys richest families have been sitting on their hands and their fortunes as millions of their fellow Greeks descend into poverty "You have all these people who have money but who dont do any of the three things they should do” Dracopoulos tells TIME "They dont do philanthropy they dont pay taxes and they dont start businesses" The tax status of Greek shipping magnates has been a particular point of contention during Greeces fraught negotiations with its creditors Under a provision written into the Greek constitution half a century ago the government is forbidden from taxing what the ship owners earn abroad a hallmark of the political influence these oligarchs have enjoyed for decades In recent weeks European leaders have urged Greece to shift more of the countrys financial burden onto the super rich and have apparently been rebuffed "I had to do the job of the Greek government" lamented the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker who has been a key figure in the recent efforts to save Greece from crashing out of the European currency union During a press conference in Brussels on June 29 when those efforts broke down Juncker revealed how he had pushed the Greek government to "impose a less favorable tax treatment for ship owners although this is common sense and in line with tax justice" Before coming to power earlier this year the far-left Syriza party seemed to agree with his message Its leader Alexis Tsipras pledged at the height of the crisis in 2012 to seek an agreement with the shipping industry that would abolish "the provocative 58 different tax exemptions" its businesses enjoy But Tsipras has backed off of these promises since he became Prime Minister in January and has focused instead on getting debt relief from Greeces foreign creditors This approach has robbed Greece of a vast pool of potential revenue says Haris Theoharis a Greek lawmaker who was in charge of the national tax police until late last year The exemptions for the shipping industry he says cost the government a source of income worth up to one percent of GDP per year The shipping industry has a tax burden of about 3% while other industries pay an average of 20-25% in taxes "This skews the numbers" Theoharis tells TIME "Its very easy for them to get their way Not just through lobbying and political pressure Theyre covered They say OK this is shipping money and its zero Its written into the constitution: no taxes on shipping" The political will to change this anomaly in the Greek constitution has been remarkably weak for generations Part of the reason has to do with the sheer size of the Greek shipping industry which employs about 200000 workers and sustains another 300000 of their family members in a nation of only 11 million people The Greek merchant fleet is also the largest in the world comprising nearly a quarter of all the bulk carrier ships globally and according to the Greek chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce Greek-owned ships carry about one sixth of all the seaborne cargo in the world "We are the taxi drivers of the world economy" boasts Nicos Vernicos the Chambers President and a prominent Greek ship owner Shipping tycoon Nicos Vernicos pictured on one of his tugs at Piraeus Port in Athens on July 1 2015 Andrew McConnell—Panos for TIME Amid the crisis he says that rich Greeks have been giving back to their communities in quiet ways staying true to a long tradition of avoiding conspicuous displays of wealth especially at times of growing poverty "When the Greek people are suffering I cannot go to my island with an expensive car" says Vernicos whose familys shipping empire was founded in the mid-19th century by his ancestor Emmanuel Vernicos "My heart is blue" he continues "I cannot go out in the night and break plates like I was doing when I was your age" But blue as his heart may be Vernicos says it would be unwise for the government to antagonize ship owners by dramatically raising their taxes He points out that Greek shipping companies already agreed to a "voluntary" increase in their tax burden in 2013 collectively offering an extra 105 million euros in annual revenues to the government through 2017 when the agreement will expire But forcing the industry to pay much more would only encourage shipping companies to move their operations offshore "I need money to buy new ships" Vernicos explains And if the tax rate in Greece ceases to be competitive "the banks who finance me theyre going to say Mr Vernicos we like you youre very good But we cannot support you now that shipping [in Greece] is bad and you have to pay tax" In Greece there is an extra level of protection for ship owners in the enormous pride the locals take in their industry It is the only business where this seafaring nation has maintained its dominance for generations and along with tourism it has been a rare island of prosperity amidst the financial crisis In 2002 when Greeces admission into the European currency union allowed its mints to release a Greek version of euro coins the government even put an oil tanker on the back of the five-cent piece It seemed a fitting homage in those times of plenty to the era of the so-called Golden Greeks Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos whose rivalry on the high seas fascinated the tabloids of the 1960s and 70s Back then Niarchos would entertain Hollywood celebrities on his yacht while at the height of his wealth and influence in 1968 Onassis married the widow of an American President Jacqueline Kennedy Dracopoulos who along with his two cousins inherited much of the Niarchos shipping fortune after Stavros Niarchos died in 1996 says the constitutional tax exemption has outlived its purpose It was instated to lure Greek shipping fortunes and their patriarchs back home to Greece from their tax havens in places like Monaco "Thats when Onassis and my uncle came back" and began investing heavily in Greece building oil refineries shipyards and other infrastructure says Dracopoulos "It was a different law for different circumstances It was done so you could bring money in because Greece needed investments But I believe this law has been abused" he says Vernicos who is a board member of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping counters by listing all the ways Greek ship owners have given back "Go to any island and you will see that the schools the hospitals the city hall its all built by ship owners" he says including on the Vernicos familys ancestral island of Sifnos In Athens the main cardiovascular hospital was built by the Onassis familys foundation And countless development projects have indeed been bankrolled by these elites over the years But during the financial crisis the developments have not always been targeted to the neediest segments of the population Under an agreement reached with the Greek government in 2006 about two years before the crisis hit the Niarchos family agreed to build an enormous cultural center in Athens worth $600 million When it is unveiled early next year it will include a new opera house and a new national library even though the Greek capital already has those things Dracopoulos who serves as co-president of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation acknowledges that operas and libraries may not be the primary need of the Greek people at a time when half the youth is unemployed He is also sensitive to the criticism that the Greek state which has proven shockingly inefficient even at the task of tax collection may not be able to run the culture center properly once the foundation hands it over with no strings attached "Its like the stupid uncle from America who comes gives the money and goes" says Dracopoulos a naturalized US citizen who spends most of his time in New York City When the pain of the financial crisis became acute for Greece in 2010 he says "We did question ourselves what the hell are we doing here building a cultural center when Greece is struggling" Ultimately the family decided to carry on with the project as a way to boost public morale and create hope for a more prosperous future "Its a social investment" Dracopoulos says To alleviate the most immediate effects of the crisis his familys foundation donated $100 million to fight hunger and poverty in 2010 and another $100 million to combat youth unemployment in 2012 This week as Greeces failure to secure another bailout brought the country to the edge of bankruptcy the Niarchos Foundation announced another $100 million program to help the worst-affected citizens weather the crisis More broadly it has become easier to secure philanthropic donations from wealthy Greeks since the crisis began says Marilena Mamidakis a shipping heiress who heads a charity for impoverished children and their families Last Monday when Greek banks shut their doors to prevent a run on deposits she says she got a call from one of the wealthiest ship owners in Greece "He told me Anything you need anything just ask and it’s yours" she says declining to name the caller In quiet ways other wealthy Greeks have been giving back she says including through the purchase of guns and fuel for the police force But she acknowledges that their aid is not always commensurate with the size of their fortunes "They could buy half of Greece" she says At the very least they could invest a lot more in local businesses to help alleviate unemployment or give cheap loans to young entrepreneurs says Dracopoulos "As a class of people they should go out and do more" he says "And dont let anybody fool you They could do a lot" Contact us at editors@timecom Kevin Kunstadt 36th Ave Flushing Queens NY scientists at Allergan and outside of the company began studying whether Botox could be a successful therapy for people with a condition called severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis ” Retrieving the gem at the end of the level requires the command “collectGem( ) said Budget Director Pam Sharp S He told Thisday That means the current structure operating 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