zoomImage Courtesy: USCG A 54-year-old man was medevaced from the bulk carrier Manitowoc off Michigan after experiencing severe abdominal pains, according to the US Coast Guard.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center received a report on the crewmember’s condition from the 612-foot vessel on June 1.A Coast Guard Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphine helicopter flight crew was sent to assist the vessel, which was some 15 miles off Harbor Beach.The man was transported to Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe, Michigan in good condition, the USCG informed.The US-flagged bulker was on its way to Sault Ste. Marie, Canada at the time.
NEW YORK — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings.Week of April 15.Brainsway – Jerusalem, 2.5 million shares, priced at $11.94, managed by Cantor Fitzgerald/Raymond James. Proposed Nasdaq symbol BWAY. Business: Sells medical devices that use magnetic stimulation to treat depression and OCD.Brigham Minerals – Austin, Texas, 13.5 million shares, priced $15-$18, managed by Credit Suisse/Goldman Sachs. Proposed NYSE symbol MNRL. Business: Owns oil and gas mineral royalty interests across the US.Greenlane Holdings – Boca Raton, Fla., 5.3 million shares, priced $14-$16, managed by Cowen/Canaccord Genuity. Proposed Nasdaq symbol GNLN. Business: National distributor of vaporization products and accessories.Hookipa Pharma – New York, 6.7 million shares, priced $14-$16, managed by BofA Merrill Lynch/SVB Leerink. Proposed Nasdaq symbol HOOK. Business: Phase 2 biotech developing T-cell Immunotherapies for cancer/infectious.Palomar Holdings – La Jolla, Calif., 5.6 million shares, priced $15-$17, managed by Barclays/JP Morgan. Proposed Nasdaq symbol PLMR. Business: Property insurance provider backed by Genstar Capital.Pinterest – San Francisco, 75 million shares, priced $15-$17, managed by Goldman Sachs/JP Morgan. Proposed NYSE symbol PINS. Business: Operates a pinboard-style social photo sharing platform.Turning Point Therapeutics – San Diego, 7.4 million shares, priced $16-$18, managed by Goldman Sachs/SVB Leerink. Proposed Nasdaq symbol TPTX. Business: Early stage biotech developing tyrosine kinase inhibitors for treating cancer.Zoom Video – San Jose, Calif., 20.9 million shares, priced $28-$32, managed by Morgan Stanley/JP Morgan. Proposed Nasdaq symbol ZM. Business: Provides a cloud-based video and web conferencing platform.The Associated Press
The movement of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is mainly occurring from central to western areas of the country, and its impact is already being felt in Western and Nyanza provinces where educational and health systems are overextended, according to the UN Country Team.Additionally, the large influx of IDPs could threaten food security, the team noted.Currently, there are 12,000 people in over two dozen displacement camps in the capital Nairobi, and plans are afoot to create a site to shelter 15,000 IDPs in Kasarani, on the outskirts of the city.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that 47 tons of food have been distributed to 19 displaced settlements in the Kipelion and Nakuru districts, the first such delivery in the South Rift Valley.Some 1,000 people have lost their lives and more than 310,000 others displaced since the December 2007 elections in which President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner over opposition leader Raila Odinga. In addition, some 12,000 Kenyans have fled to neighbouring Uganda. 12 February 2008With the security situation easing after a wave of violence tore through Kenya following last December’s contested elections, the United Nations reported that large numbers of displaced are returning to their “ancestral homes,” potentially straining resources in the nation’s western region.
The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Shares of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. closed down more than 43 per cent Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange after it announced delays and cost overruns at a major mine project in Mongolia.The Vancouver-based company, 50.8 per cent owned by mining giant Rio Tinto Group, said the underground Oyu Tolgoi mine could be delayed by 16 to 30 months and cost between US$1.2 billion and US$1.9 billion more than expected.The company says stability risks at the massive underground development have forced a rethink of the mine plan, with a finalized update not expected until the second half of next year.“We have identified a number of mine designs to address the stability risks associated with the original design, and continue to assess the impact on the cost and schedule of the project,” said Turquoise CEO Ulf Quellmann in a statement.The developers had initially expected the underground mine, projected to become the world’s third largest copper mine by 2030, to be completed around the end of 2020 at a cost of about US$5.3 billion.RBC Capital Markets analyst Sam Crittenden said the wide range in costs and time frame leave uncertainty, even if the project is still promising.“We continue to see the long term value in the asset; however, the wait for a more detailed project update and need for additional capital make it hard for investors to step into the name.”Turquoise closed down 60 cents, or 43.17 per cent, at 79 cents, leaving it with a market capitalization of $1.59 billion.Oyu Tolgoi, which employs about 17,000 people, is already operating as an open pit operation but about 80 per cent of its value lies deep underground. Underground mining will be done at depths of greater than 1.3 kilometres.Turquoise Hill owns 66 per cent of the Oyu Tolgoi mine as its only significant asset, with the Government of Mongolia owning the rest of the mine. Companies in this story: (TSX:TRQ)
TORONTO – The Canadian dollar was higher Friday after new data showed the country’s trade deficit with the world jumped in November.The loonie rose 0.01 of a cent to 101.58 cents U.S.A report from Statistics Canada said the country’s trade deficit with the world ballooned to $2 billion in November from $552 million in October as merchandise imports rose 2.7 per cent and exports fell 0.9 per cent.“It looks like trade will take another bite out of already weak economic growth,” said Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets in a note.“Total exports are now 6.3 per cent below year-ago levels, the worst performance in three years, while imports are flat.”In commodities, oil prices fell after China’s inflation rose to levels that could affect the country’s growth. February crude was down 26 cents to US$93.56 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.European countries are also facing their own uphill battle to restore economic growth. The economies of the 17 European Union countries that use the euro are in recession and unemployment is soaring across the region.Gold prices backtracked with the February contract down $17.40 to US$1,660.60 an ounce. Loonie higher while Canada’s trade deficit spikes to $2 billion in November by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 11, 2013 5:21 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Transactions for base metals and gold assets almost doubled last year as the year saw a welcome improvement in mining asset transactions, with SNL Metals & Mining recording 73 acquisitions that were individually valued at over $10 million. In a recent report, Base Metals and Gold Acquisitions Activity, 2005-14, SNL calculates that these deals totalled $21.56 billion, compared with $11.88 billion in 2013. Despite the near doubled year-on-year increase, 2014’s total was the third lowest in the past ten years, with only 2013 and 2009 ($14.88 billion) being lower.For the past few years, mining companies have been cautious in acquisitions, and since 2012 have bought fewer assets that require large capital investment. Instead, companies have opted to maximise the value of assets they already own, and to enter joint ventures that reduce costs while at least maintaining production.Last year’s jump in total takeover value came entirely from the acquisition of base metals assets (copper, nickel and zinc), which rose from 24 deals priced at only $3.11 billion in 2013 to 29 deals priced at $13.08 billion in 2014. The total amount paid for gold acquisitions was essentially the same year-on-year at $8.48 billion, in 44 deals compared with 61 deals in 2013.The spending of $13.08 billion on base-metals acquisitions last year was more than three-times the amount spent in 2013. The average cost of these base-metals acquisition in 2014 was $451 million, compared with $210 million in 2013 and $1,170 million in 2012. This increase was almost entirely due to copper, with the spending on nickel increasing by only 4% and zinc acquisitions tumbling 73%.Technologies to improve base metal recoveries will be examined in the June issue of International Mining magazine.The copper deals highlighted by SNL accounted for 23 of the 29 base metals deals and almost 97% of the price paid — $12.67 billion for 68.5 Mt of copper in reserves and resources. Four nickel deals totalled $381 million for 2.5 Mt of nickel, and the two primary zinc deals were priced at a total of $26.2 million for 2.1 Mt of contained zinc. The total price paid in these base-metals takeovers was only 1.8% of the value of the contained metal in the assets acquired, a slight increase over the 1.2% recorded in 2013.The spending of $8.48 billion on gold acquisitions last year represented a fall of 3% compared with 2013. The average cost of these acquisitions was $193 million, compared with $144 million in 2013. Sixteen of the 44 gold acquisitions were for producing companies and mines at an average cost of $318 million, compared with an average of $440 million for the 15 producers acquired in 2013.Of the combined 73 base metals and gold acquisitions in 2014, over one-third (26) were by Canada-based companies, with these deals valued at over $9.02 billion, representing 42% of the total. Another 13 deals, totalling $7.52 billion, were by Australian companies, and seven deals, totalling $1.32 billion, were by companies headquartered in China.The Canadian companies acquired assets at an average transaction price of $347 million. This compared with $578 million for purchases by Australian companies, only $188 million by Chinese companies and an average of $478 million in the three acquisitions by U.K.-based companies. Of the 19 other countries hosting buyers, Mexico had one buyer paying $450 million.
The online voting for the World Handball Players 2011 has started. Experts, fans and media will decide who will be the successors of Filip Jícha (CZE) and Cristina Neagu (ROM).From today on handball fans have the opportunity to vote on who will be awarded best male and best female player for 2011. The online voting takes place on the website of the International Handball Federation.All nominees are from the European continental federation and also play for European clubs.An expert jury of famous and successful coaches already made their proposals. In the next step media representatives and fans will leave their votes. The results of all three parties – experts, media and fans – will be evaluated in the end and according to this the best male and the best female player of the year will be announced. Here are the nominees:MENLuc Abalo (FRA)Born: 6 September 1984, Club: Atletico Madrid (ESP), Position: right wingWorld Champion 2009, 2011, European Champion 2006, 2010, Olympic Champion 2008Champions League winner 2009, Champions League finalist 2011IHF Super Globe winner 2010, IHF Super Globe finalist 2011Two times Spanish champion and Spanish cup winnerMikkel Hansen (DEN)Born: 22 October 1987, Club AG Kobenhavn (DEN), Position: left backSilver medallist at World Championship 2011, Top scorer of World Championships 2011, All-star-team member at World Championship 2011Danish champion and cup winner 2011Champions League finalist 2010 with FC BarcelonaThierry Omeyer (FRA)Born: 2 November 1976, Club: THW Kiel (GER), Position: goalkeeperWorld Handball Player of the Year 2008Olympics Champion 2008, World Champion 2001, 2009 and 2011, European Champion 2006 and 2010, Bronze Medallist at the World Championships 2003, 2005Champions League winner 2003 (Montpellier), 2007, 2010 (Kiel), IHF Super Globe winner with THW Kiel 2011Nine times national champion with Montpellier and Kiel, eight times cup winnerFilip Jicha (CZE)Born: 19.4.1982, Club: THW Kiel (GER), Position: left backWorld Handball Player of the Year 2010Top scorer, All Star Team member and Most Valuable Player at the EURO 2010Champions League Winner 2010 (with Kiel), Champions League finalist 2008, 2009, EHF Champions Trophy Winner 2007, Top scorer Champions League 2009, 2010, Winner of the IHF Super Globe 2011 with KielGerman Champion 2008, 2009, 2010, German Cup winner 2008, 2009, 2011, Most Valuable Player of the German Bundesliga 2010, German and Czech Handball Player of the Year 2009 and 2010Nikola Karabatic (FRA)Born: 11.4.1984, Club: Montpellier HB (FRA), Position: left backWorld Handball Player of the 2007Olympics Champion 2008, World Champion 2009, 2011, European Champion 2006, 2010, several nominations for All Star Teams at major tournaments.Champions League winner 2003 (Montpellier), 2007 (THW Kiel), ten nine times national champion and cup winner with Montpellier and KielFormer World Handball Players of the Year – MEN2010: Filip Jicha (Czech Republic)2009: Slawomir Szmal (Poland)2008 : Thierry Omeyer (France)2007 : Nikola Karabatic (France)2006 : Ivano Balic (Croatia)2005 : Arpad Sterbik (Serbia)2004: Henning Fritz (Germany)2003: Ivano Balic (Croatia)2002: Bertrand Gille (France)2001 : Kyung Shin-Yoon (Korea)2000: Dragan Skrbic (Serbia)1999: Rafael Guijosa (Spain)1998: Daniel Stephan (Germany)1997: Stephane Stoecklin (France)1996: Talant Dushebajew (Spain)1995: Jackson Richardson (France)1994: Talant Dushebajew (Russia)1990: Magnus Wislander (Sweden)1989: Kang Jae-Won (Korea)1988: Veselin Vujovic (Yugoslavia)WOMENKatrine Lunde-Haraldsen (NOR)Born: 30.3.1980, Club: Audi ETO Györ (HUN), Position: GoalkeeperOlympics Champion 2008, awarded for Olympics All Star TeamWorld Champion 2011, Silver Medallist at World Championship 2007, Bronze Medallist at World Championships 2009European Champion: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010Two times Champions League winner (2009, 2010) with Viborg HKAllison Pineau (FRA)Born: 2.5.1989, Club Metz HB (FRA), Position: Center backSilver medallist at World Championships 2009 and 2011Member of the World Championship All-star-Team 2009, 2011French champion and cup winner 2011Heidi Löke (NOR)Born: 12.12.1982, Club: Audi ETO Györ (HUN), Position: PivotWorld Champion 2011All-star-team-member at World Championship 2011Bronze medallist at World Championship 2009European Champion 2008, 2010Champions League winner 2011 with Larvik HK, top scorer of Champions league season 2010/2011Several times Norwegian champion, cup winner and top scorer of Norwegian LeagueAndrea Penezic (CRO)Born: 13.11.1985, Club: Krim Mercator Ljubljana (SLO), position: left backAll-star-team member at World Championship 2011Three times Croatian handball player of the year (2008, 2009, 2011)Andrea Lekic (SRB)Born: 6.9.1987, Club: Audi ETO Györ (HUN), Position: centre backEach four times Slovenian champion and Cup winner with RK Krim MercatorMost Valuable Player of the Women’s Regional Handball League 2009Former World Handball Players of the Year – WOMEN2010: Cristina Neagu (Romania)2009: Alison Pineau (France)2008 : Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth (Norway)2007 : Gro Hammerseng (Norway)2006 : Nadine Krause (Germany)2005 : Anita Görbicz (Hungary)2004: Anita Kulcsar (Hungary)2003: Bojana Radulovics (Hungary)2002: Chao Zhai (China)2001 : Cecilie Leganger (Norway)2000: Bojana Radulovics (Hungary)1999: Ausra Fridrikas (Austria)1998: Trine Haltvik (Norway)1997: Anja Andersen (Denmark)1996: O Kyeong Lim (Korea)1995: Erszebet Kocsis (Hungary)1994: Mia Hermansson (Sweden)1990: Jasna Merdan-Kolar (Austria)1989: Hyun-Mee Kim (Korea)1988: Svetlana Dasic-Kitic (Yugoslavia)TEXT: IHF ← Previous Story Main Round Group I Decision – Four teams dream about Semi-final! 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So watching a funny video can actually be the opposite of wasting time. Instead, it’s training you to be more cognitively flexible, so you can think on your feet when you’re talking with your boss, your date, or your audience.- Drake BaerRead: Google developing ‘Project Tango’ tablet with 3D mapping capabilitiesRead: Irish people believe now is a good time to buy a house 16-year-old Greta Thunberg met with Obama and chided senators, saying they’re not trying hard enough to fight climate change After watching any of the various videos, participants were then given a test where they had to classify novel stimuli. The result: The folks who laughed along with the baby outperformed their less-jolly peers.“Generally, positive mood has been found to enhance creative problem solving and flexible yet careful thinking,” Nadler says.The mechanism at work here is cognitive flexibility, or the ability to take new information and apply it to things you already know about.Watching funny things — and thus learning to make funny jokes — trains the brain in nimble thinking. Take it from Wake Forest philosopher Adrian Bardon, who in “Comedy: A Geographic and Historical Guide“ writes that:“Humour is explained by human beings’ special conceptual abilities. The pursuit of humour represents a kind of play that contributes to conceptual flexibility. The feeling associated with this kind of play is amusement …(Humour) actually helps sharpen our ability to respond to cognitively challenging situations. This would also explain why adults tend to demand more clever and subtle humour than children do: One needs humour of increasing subtlety and complexity in order to challenge one’s cognitive flexibility, and humour can only be funny when it does this.” A “negative” video of a Chinese earthquake reportA “neutral” video of the “Antiques Roadshow” television showAnd a “positive” video of a laughing baby Source: TonyIsGaming/YouTubeHeaps of psychological studies suggest that a positive mood — like that brought on by laughing at Louis— has all sorts of positive effects, including enhanced memory, improved judgment and decision making, and more willingness to take risks.A 2010 study is a case in point. In the journal Psychological Science, a team led by University of Western Ontario psychologist Ruby Nadler primed participants with a range of videos: See how smoggy downtown LA was the day before Trump is expected to demolish California’s attempts to tackle auto emissions SpaceX is trying to buy a hamlet inside its Texas rocket-launch site because it ‘did not anticipate’ there’d be any ‘significant disruption’ to residents who live there IF YOU HAVE two minutes and 37 seconds to kill before meeting with your boss, watch the below Louis C.K. video. Yes, because it’s funny, but also because busting your gut before an important event can help you be more successful.Blogger and “Choose Yourself” author James Altucher says he likes to watch stand-up comedy before every meeting, date, dinner, media appearance, conversation, and public talk.“I have a lot of inhibitions when I meet people,” he shares on Quora. ”“I’m scared and somewhat introverted. Stand-up comedians are the best public speakers in the world, and I think they are the most astute social commentators on the human condition.”Not only that, Altucher reports that watching stand-up gives him a boost of energy, material to fold into his conversation, and a better sense of how to time his communication. A car plowed through the main hall of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York
Making video games for a living is the dream job for a lot of people, especially when you get to make exactly what you want. Indie Game: The Movie shows the harsh realities of being an indie developer and the blood, sweat, and tears that go into making those dreams come true.This documentary shows the phenomenal difference between being an indie developer and working for a large corporation. The film focuses on four different developers and their stories: the Super Meat Boy team, Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes; Phil Fish who created Fez; and Jonathan Blow, the creator of Braid. In all cases the games are now released and Indie Games: The Movie, is a look back at how and why they were made.In the near two hour long film, you’ll witness Edmund and Tommy trying to finish Super Meat Boy before their money runs out, Jonathan Blow defending Braid, and in the process earning a reputation on the Internet, and Phil Fish worrying about money and experiencing the extremes of emotion, mainly due to his game-making ex-partner.The film begins near the completion of the games, giving viewers a taste of the drama that will later ensue. We then go to beginning of each journey, learning about the games and the men behind them. The way it was shot is excellent. It’s slow paced, and they get some great stories and reactions out of the devs, which adds emotion to the experience.Not only is creating a game with a team of two or three people incredibly hard, the indie devs put a lot of themselves into their projects. “I made it for myself” Edmund says about Super Meat Boy. To these men, sales and ratings don’t really matter — obviously they want to make a game gamers will enjoy, but these games often embody their childhoods, which is what makes it so heartbreaking to watch.There are many more indie games the movie could have focused on, and the documentary team shot 300 hours worth of footage. They took the decision to focus on a small selection to gain greater stories with more detail, and I think that was the right move. Super Meat Boy, Fez, and Braid were good choices because even if you don’t really play indie games, you have at least heard of these ones.Indie game fan will be please to hear that extra footage will be available when the special edition of the documentary is released, though there’s no announced date yet. It will be interesting to hear and see more about how these games (and others) were made, but the developers themselves were the focus, which is good because that’s the most interesting part.The emotional intensity during Indie Game: The Movie makes it hard to watch in places, as you see them break down, cry, get depressed, and get angry. It’s an emotional rollercoaster that ends up making you feel for these guys and you will them on because you genuinely want to see them succeed.It’s not only essential viewing for fellow developers, gamers should to see this film as well. If you’re a developer, you’ll find yourself relating to the individuals, and if you’re a gamer you’ll be amazed by the hard work these people put into making your games, the stress and trauma that goes into them, and what they have to endure. You’ll also find a new appreciation for every indie games you have played and hopefully be inspired to try more in the future.Indie Game: The Movie is available now on Steam for $9.99 and DRM-free from the official site.
When you get to premium monitors like Dell’s UltraSharp U2713H, the high-res LCD panel is only one part of the cost equation. Much like a luxury car, these displays come loaded with more features than just a high pixel density screen.The U2713H is a poster child for these high-end monitors, coming with nearly every option you could expect. The LCD serves up WQHD resolution, which we expect, but does so via an IPS LCD panel, which offers extended viewing angles and richer colors.All those colors are also highly accurate, a necessity for graphic artists and other professional users, thanks to a 120% color gamut with support for 1.074 billion colors. Dell was able to keep the enhanced color accuracy necessary to compete in this segment while also using an LED backlight, which is slimmer and uses less power than the CCFL backlights previously required for wide color gamut displays.Monitors of this caliber also have a feature that may sound inconsequential, but is one you can’t live without once you’ve had it: a fully adjustable stand. Most of your entry-level displays may have a tiny bit of tilt adjustment, but that’s it. Models like the U2713H allow you to adjust the height, pivot, tilt, and rotation, a key attribute for setting up an ergonomic workstation that is a must-have on all my monitors now.You will also sometimes see extra goodies like a USB hub or media card reader, both of which the U2713H offers, but the biggest final attribute you’ll find in premium displays is a customer-friendly warranty. If you aren’t getting 3 years of coverage with free two-way shipping, preferably with an advance exchange option, you’re definitely below the standard in this price range.Dell UltraSharp U2713H LCD monitor for $764.99 + free shipping (reg. $999.99 | use coupon RJ6T0D4489P6T3)Our other deals:Toshiba Canvio 2TB USB 3.0 external hard drive for $69.99 + shipping (reg. $129.99)Price drop! 2012 Apple MacBook Air 11.6-inch laptop for $899 + free shipping (reg. $999)Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with Windows 8 for $399.99 + free shipping (reg. $469.99)
The English Premier League team is currently playing in four different competition in England and in Europe.Manchester City’s schedule is very busy this time of the year.The Citizens are playing in four different competitions: the English Premier League, the FA Cup, the Football League Final and the UEFA Champions League.And for Argentinean footballer Sergio Aguero, the challenge is to win all four titles for his team.“If you get to this stage in the season with a chance to win four titles it means you are doing well,” Aguero was quoted by Four Four Two.“And I wish it would happen. I’m ambitious and you have to aim high.”“I know that nobody has ever done it before and I would like us to go down in history. For me, too, I want to be the one who scores goals in all the finals,” he added.“I see this City team as having the capacity to win everything – and so that is our challenge.”Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“City are a champion team with a champion coach. What else am I going to want?” he said.“I’m very happy at City and for now I don’t even think about leaving,” he explained as there are some rumors he might leave the club.“It’s a great club that always looks after its players. I saw it from the very first day I arrived and it’s continued ever since.”“I still don’t know what I will do when I finish playing, but I will continue in the football world, that’s for sure,” he added.“For now I just dream of winning titles with City every season, that is my main challenge.”Bien hecho chicos 🤟🏽! A cuartos de la #FACup! 💪🏽//Well done, lads 🤟🏽 onwards to the #FACup quarterfinals! C’mon, City! 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/eSLNgj1rsz— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) February 16, 2019
If you’re attending Commodity Classic this year, don’t miss out on a night of celebrating soy leaders with dinner, awards and a look at rural America through one photographer’s lens.Join the American Soybean Association (ASA) for the annual ASA Awards Banquet during Commodity Classic on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m., with a cocktail hour starting at 5 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. In a special presentation, award-winning photographer and author, Paul Mobley will tell stories from his book American Farmer: The Heart of Our Country, featuring some of the photos collected during his three years of travel documenting the life of farmers and ranchers across America.The annual event brings together state affiliates and ASA members from across the country to recognize and celebrate the successes, accomplishments and education of the many farmer-leaders, soybean associations and industry representatives who have done outstanding work to benefit U.S. soybean farmers and the soybean industry. Awards are presented to honor achievements by volunteers, leaders and farmers for leadership building, conservation stewardship and industry accomplishments and support.The event’s premier sponsors are DuPont Pioneer, John Deere, United Soybean Board/Soy Checkoff. Tickets for the popular event are very limited. Click here to register for Commodity Classic and the ASA Awards Banquet.
Aerial view of Nome’s port. (Photo: Joy Baker/Nome Port Director)The Arctic has been a hot topic lately. The region has the subject of countless conferences around the world, many of which also address issues of climate change and sustainability. But another focus of Arctic discussions has been development.To promote the development of a deep draft Arctic port in Nome, the city recently sent a delegation to Seattle for an Arctic conference and then onto meetings in Washington, D.C.The delegation consisted of Nome’s Mayor Richard Beneville, Port Director Joy Baker, and Port Commissioner Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle. Their first stop was Seattle for the third annual Arctic Encounter Symposium. The event brought together Coast Guard officials, NASA scientists, industry representatives, and delegates from across Alaska.Baker presented in one of the first sessions on shipping, commerce, and transportation in the Far North. Along with reiterating the rise in vessel traffic through the Arctic, Baker also pointed to a similar trend at Nome’s port. Alvanna-Stimpfle attended the session and said Baker’s message was a surprise to many.“A lot of folks outside of Nome don’t realize how busy our port is,” Alvanna-Stimpfle said, “so she shed light on the amount of research vessels and tourist vessels [Nome’s port receives], and how active our port is today.”She called it an “eye-opening presentation,” even for the Alaskans in the room, many of whom, she said, were unaware how much traffic Nome’s port sees each summer.On the conference’s second day, Baker took part in a breakout session addressing the challenges and opportunities facing Arctic port development. In it, she hit home the need for a deep draft port in Nome: not just to serve the rise in vessel traffic, but also for national security purposes.That emphasis on Nome’s strategic importance was also the focus of meetings the following week in Washington, D.C.Alvanna-Stimpfle traveled with Beneville and Baker to the nation’s capital and explained that they were there to urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue with the Arctic Deep Draft Port Study.The Corps abandoned that study last fall, after Shell cancelled their drilling efforts in the Chukchi Sea. While that had many in Nome worried about the port’s future, at the most recent City Council meeting, Mayor Beneville said his experience left him feeling optimistic.“The Arctic is all on the tip of everybody’s tongue, and that was very exciting. No matter what office we went to, there was tremendous excitement and urgency about it,” Beneville said.Along with discussing the port study with the Corps, the group also met with the Office of Management and Budget, the White House’s top Arctic Official, Mark Brzezinski, the Coast Guard, the Committee for Marine Transportation Systems, and the Congressional Committees of Jurisdiction. Beneville said their meeting with Brzezinski from the White House was especially encouraging. According to Beneville, Brzezinksi said the momentum is there for a deep draft port in Nome.And Alvanna-Stimpfle couldn’t agree more.She said she could sense the stars aligning for Nome’s port. And if their trips to Seattle and Washington, D.C., weren’t emphasis enough, she said a certain call to Nome’s port next summer might just do the trick.“You know, we’re expecting a 1,500-passenger vessel next year, so that will surely change the paradigm of what’s to be expected, and we need to be ready.”The Crystal Serenity will stop in Nome next August on its way up through the once-fabled and highly elusive Northwest Passage.
Secunderabad: Several trains have been restored with the completion of track maintenance works. The South Central Railway (SCR) had imposed traffic block to facilitate track maintenance works between Itikyala- Manopad Stations on Secunderabad – Dhone Section from 2nd June to 13th July, 2019.Passenger/Express Trains on the dates mentioned are regulated/rescheduled is now restored on 11th, 12th & 13th July, 2019. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Trains restored are as follows: Train No.57425 Kacheguda – Guntakal Passenger will run as per schedule.Train No.17024 Kurnool City – Secunderabad Tungabhadra Express will run as per schedule.Train No. 57426 Guntakal – Kacheguda Passenger will run as per schedule.Train No. 77282 Kacheguda – Guntur DEMU Passenger will run as per schedule.Train No. 17023 Secunderabad – Kurnool City Tungabhadra express will run as per schedule.Train No. 17615 Kacheguda – Madurai weekly express will run as per schedule.
German luxury car maker Audi announced the prices of its latest offering A8 L facelift in India.Audi A8 facelift, the refreshed version of Audi A8 is now available at the company’s dealerships across the country. Priced at ₹1.12 crore (ex-showroom, Mumbai), Audi A8 L facelift comes with minor tweaks in its interior as well as the exterior.The most manifest changes given to the new avatar of Audi A8 is the optional Matrix LED headlights, which is first in this segment. Beside this, the new Audi sedan is offered with more than 100 exterior colours, 23 interior colours and 12 wooden inlays.On the mechanical front, Audi A8 facelift is offered with two diesel engines and a petrol engine. The petrol motor is a 4.0-liter V8 Bi-Turbo TFSI, which can churn out a power of 435 PS and a torque of 580 Nm. Talking of the diesel engines, the car is powered by the 3.0 TDI and the 4.2 TDI. While the 3.0-liter V6 can produce 258 PS of power and 580 Nm of torque, and the latter claims to generate 385 PS of power and 850 Nm of torque. The car will be brought to India as Completely Built-up Unit (CBU).Audi India currently sells A4, A6, A8 in the passenger car segment (S6 and S4 in the performance versions of these sedans), Q3, Q5 and Q7 in the SUV segment and R8, V8 and R8 Spyder in the sports car category.Recently, the company opened the company’s largest used car showroom in India at Gurgaon. Audi is planning to expand its dealer networks to 40 in India by the end of 2014. Audi opened new showrooms in cities like Mumbai South, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Delhi Central, Karnal and Vadodara last year.(Ed:AJ)
Sonam Kapoor is known as THE fashionista of Bollywood and she never disappoints with her sartorial choices at events and galas. The current most stylish Bollywood diva enthralled us at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival with her various looks. International Business Times, India had conducted a poll on the first three looks of Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2019, and fans have given their verdict.Sonam Kapoor was first seen in a red tulle comfortable outfit by fashion house Maison Valentino for the Chopard perfume event. The actress teamed the outfit cream earrings and flowers in her braided hair. The second look of Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2019 was for the press meet, where she was seen in a blue all-solid outfit with a cape by designer Elie Saab.The third outfit of Sonam Kapoor was for the most important event – the Cannes 2019 red carpet. Sonam Kapoor donned a royal gold dress by celebrated Indian designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. And it is this gold ensemble of Sonam Kapoor that fashion watchers and fans have loved the most. Sonam Kapoor wore no jewellery except a finger ring on her cleavage-bearing outfit, but her gold choker and gold scarf in her hair did the magic. The Zoya Factor actress’ eye and face makeup was also perfectly matching and we did not feel as if it was an overdose of gold. Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2019 in three looks.InstagramThe IBTIMES Poll Result shows that 50% of Sonam Kapoor’s fans have liked her in her gold outfit by Abu Sandeep (we agree!). Sonam Kapoor’s red flowy dress got her 25% votes from fans, while her blue outfit got only 12.5% votes. That’s because another 12.5% voted ‘None’, which means they did not like any of the first three Cannes 2019 outfits of Sonam Kapoor. Cannes 2019 poll result: Which look of Sonam Kapoor is the best?IBTIMESNow that is a bit too harsh! We could still agree that Sonam Kapoor’s golden outfit is the best. Voting ‘None’ for such a fashionista is beyond us, something which we probably would’ve done for Deepika Padukone’s boring MET Gala 2019 dress that did not keep with the theme. What do you think? But then, our opinion hardly matters where fans rule! It is these fans that chose Deepika Padukone’s Barbie Doll to look over Priyanka Chopra’s more courageous Camp: Notes on Fashion look in another poll by IBTIMES.Of course, Sonam Kapoor wowed us with many more outfits at Cannes 2019. Which look of Sonam Kapoor did you like at Cannes this year?
Getty ImagesA private tutor in Delhi was arrested on Saturday, June 22, for killing his wife and three children.The murders took place at the 35-year-old Upendra Shukla, residence at Mehrauli area in South Delhi. He murdered his wife along with his seven-year-old daughter, five-year-old son and two-month-daughter. He slit the throats of all four of them.The murders were discovered by the man’s mother-in-law who stays with the family in the adjoining room of the apartment. She spotted the bodies of her daughter and grandchildren and informed her neighbour who alerted the police.”Upendra Shukla was staying in Mehrauli with his family and used to give private tuition. He murdered his wife and 3 children by slitting their throats. The knife used for committing the murders has been recovered. He has written a note admitting to the crime,” DCP south Vijay Kumar was quoted as saying by India Today.The police were informed of the murders at 7:10 am on Saturday and rushed to the scene of the crime. Upendra had also written a note confessing that he killed his family. He was found in the same room as the bodies of his wife and three young children.Reports state that after initial interrogation, the police feel that Upendra was depressed due to a financial crisis and he killed his family because of that.
Earl D. Fowlkes Jr. grew up in a close-knit family that continued to accept him when he brought his boyfriend home decades ago. As president and chief executive officer of the Center for Black Equity in Washington, D.C., Fowlkes aims to replicate that same welcoming feeling with Blacks in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.Earl D. Fowlkes, a 50-year-old gay rights activist, is trying to create a safe haven for members of D.C.’s Black LGBT community. (Courtesy photo)The 18-year-old organization, which was previously called the International Federation of Black Pride, promotes policies that boost the social and economic vitality of LGBT Blacks. It also offers resources to support them and arranges Black pride events all over the world – the center has 50 affiliates. Fowlkes says the Black pride events in the U.S. draw 300,000 people.“For us, celebrating Black pride is different from celebrating community pride as we call it – community pride is a celebration of the Stonewall riots of 1969,” Fowlkes told the AFRO. “Black pride is an opportunity to give 300,000 people information on HIV/AIDS, 300,000 people information about women’s health, [for] 300,000 people to get information on youth issues [and] what’s going on in the political landscape.”Blacks identifying as LGBT face a unique set of challenges, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Black transgender women face the highest level of fatal violence within the LGBT community and are less likely to contact police, out of fear that officers will hurt them, according a joint report between the coalition and Trans People of Color Coalition.Black people in the LGBTQ community continue to face economic hurdles due to housing insecurity, a lack of quality and affordable healthcare and fewer educational opportunities, the campaign said. In addition, a report from the National Black Justice Coalition found that nearly a third of the children raised in Black same-sex couples live in poverty.Meanwhile, young, Black gay and bisexual men are among the groups most heavily impacted by HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control. “We have higher rates,” Fowlkes said. “We just don’t have the community support, the family support when people come out in our communities.”Fowlkes, who says he’s in his late 50s, grew up in suburban Philadelphia as the eldest of five children and comes from four generations of ministers from the Holiness and Baptist denominations. He says he was never teased or bullied in school, but he knew from a young age that he was attracted men.“My family and my father, in particular from the pulpit, never said that I was a bad person (or that) I was going to hell,” Fowlkes said. “He never injected the issue of sexuality at all – I never heard it from him.”When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and the riots followed, Fowlkes remembers his parents, Earl Sr. and Elsie Fowlkes, explained the Civil Rights Movement and its connection to what he was witnessing on television. Fowlkes credits that experience with making him socially conscious.That his late sister Sharon Fowlkes took several HIV positive men into her home and nursed them also impacted him and helped set the course for the work he does today. Besides running the center, Fowlkes chairs the D.C. Commission on Human Rights and is chairman of the Democratic National Committee’s LGBT Caucus.The Anacostia-based center operates with a staff of three and has to be judicious about how it spends its time. To that end, Fowlkes will focus on four initiatives in the next four months: leadership development, youth initiatives, securing funding to address health issues for biological and transgender women and ensuring people are aware of HIV/AIDS treatment options.The center has also set aside some space in its building for Check It, a group of gay and transgender youth who have been sexually assaulted, shot, stabbed and beaten up. The group was formed in a Trinidad neighborhood in Northeast D.C. to protect each other. Today, they operate a retail store that sells a Check It clothing line from the center’s Anacostia office – about a dozen people work at Check It.The center, which pays Check It $500 a month, represents a safe haven for Black youth facing transphobia and homophobia east of the Anacostia River who don’t quite fit into the predominantly White gay and transgender scene west of the river, he added.Fowlkes welcomed Check It to the center so he can show the youth how activism works. They, in turn, tell him what’s going on in their community so he can respond accordingly by searching for funding opportunities and existing policy. “They’re trying, and most people don’t get enough credit for trying,” Fowlkes said.
Here’s some footage of the Blaze in full pads and in a more formal flag league. He still dominates even though the pads and helmet weigh more than he does. Barry Sanders embarrassed more tacklers than any running back in NFL history, and now there’s a nasty 6-year old ankle breaker that’s tearing up youth football with Sanders like dominance.A highlight video of Rudolph “Blaze” Ingram embarrassing entire teams of unlucky kids who have the unenviable task of trying to pull his flag is going viral and it’s as entertaining as any training camp video you’ll see this week.He’s apparently the fastest 6-year-old in the nation and he’s an absolute nightmare to tackle. You want cutbacks? No problem. Change of direction? The Blaze has got you. Watch this kid rack up bodies.
Economy and energy developments with a brief mention of the Cyprus issue, were the main focus of President Nicos Anastasiades’ televised New Year address on Sunday during which he said 2017 had been a productive year for the country.He called it “a year of stability and development” and a year during which, through cooperation and joint efforts, “we were able to lay down even more stable foundations for the creation of the Cyprus we all wish for”.This was a modern country corresponding to the people’s aspirations and representing a model for the region and a model for the peaceful coexistence on the European continent, he added.“Being fully aware of the realities, problems and challenges we shall have to face, I have no doubt that each and every one of us reasonably feel that hope is rising in our country,” Anastasiades said.In 2017 he added, Cyprus managed through collective effort and the cooperation of the Cypriot people, to overcome to a great extent the consequences of the unprecedented financial crisis it was called upon to face, and, at the same time, lay down the foundations for a stable and sustainable development based on real facts that “has started to reflect itself in everyday life and in the quality of life of the citizens”.Outstanding challenges included the improvement of the public sector and the reform of local government, Anastasiades said.He said 2018 would be a milestone for the island’s energy plans.“Right now a new drilling is under way, while, in the immediate future, the realisation of our plans will allow us to proceed to a full exploitation of our energy resources,” he said.On the Cyprus issue, he said the negotiations in 2017 had come closer than ever before to a solution and that for the first time, Turkey was held to account in discussions in the presence of the European Union on matters of security, guaranties and the withdrawal of Turkish troops.“Unfortunately, the Turkish stance in the final stage of the effort did not allow the realisation of our expectations,” he said, referring to the collapse of the negotiations in Crans-Montana last July.“Despite the disappointment caused yet again due to Turkey’s intransigence, our unegotiable aim remains a solution which actually reunites our country transforming it into a modern, European and absolutely independent state corresponding to the expectations of its citizens,” Anastasiades said.With a plug for his re-election campaign, Anastasiades added: “What we need more than anything is to continue with the realisation of the plans which have led to tangible results.”“In order to achieve our goals and face the challenges ahead, it is more than ever necessary to have cooperation and consent, with absolute respect to any different approaches and views. Acknowledging the sincere interest of all political forces in the good of our country, I am optimistic that after the presidential elections a productive period shall follow for the benefit of our people as a whole.”You May LikeCrossovers | Search AdsBest New Compact Crossovers for Under 20kCrossovers | Search AdsUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola