U.S. House takes its whacks at planning for 2020 census and at monthly survey

first_imgRepublicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have again shown their low regard for the Census Bureau, voting to use it as a bank to fund other federal agencies and telling people they don’t have to fill out a survey that allows the government to track the country’s changing demographics.The moves came in a series of amendments to a 2016 spending bill for the Department of Commerce, home of the Census Bureau, and several other agencies that passed last night on a mostly party line vote of 242 to 183. House members took a total of $121 million from what officials say they will need in 2016 to prepare for the 2020 census and gave it to other federal agencies. (Terri Ann Lowenthal’s The Census Project Blog provides a blow-by-blow account.)Last month, the House appropriations committee cut the agency’s requested 2016 budget for census-related activities by $374 million. After this week that amount has grown to nearly half a billion dollars less than the $1.2 billion the administration is seeking for those activities. The swaps conform to the Republican leadership’s dictate that any proposed spending increases be revenue-neutral, that is, that legislators find the money from another agency. 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The reduced funding levels, if adopted by the Senate, would make it difficult for the agency to properly test proposed changes to the next census that they say could save $5 billion. Those changes include making the census available online and using existing government records to provide answers to some of the questions. The goal is to send fewer workers out into the field to track down those who haven’t completed their forms, the biggest single cost of any census.Census Bureau Director John Thompson has told Congress he hopes to carry out the 2020 census for no more than the 2010 census cost, on a per-household basis. But census officials say they won’t adopt any changes that sacrifice the quality of the enumeration.The 2-day debate on the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations spending bill  also gave Representative Ted Poe (R–TX) an opportunity to win support for his long-running assault on the American Community Survey (ACS), a monthly questionnaire that goes out to 3.5 million people and supplements the decennial census. Answering the survey is now mandatory, a provision meant to ensure that the data it provides paints an accurate picture of everything from the nation’s commuting characteristics to residential energy usage. But Poe believes that the ACS asks many “intrusive and personal questions” and that the people chosen to participate should be able to ignore those that offend them.Last month he reintroduced a bill (H.R. 2255) that would make the ACS voluntary except for gathering information on names and addresses. Since most programmatic, or authorization, bills are never enacted, Poe chose something that eventually Congress must pass—an annual spending bill—and tweaked his legislation to fit its narrower scope. Specifically, his amendment would prohibit the Census Bureau from spending money to compel people to respond.As it happens, the bureau has just begun a pilot study of what it hopes could be a kinder, gentler ACS. It is testing modifications to messages in survey mailings with the goal of addressing critics, like Poe, who feel that it is being heavy-handed. (Nonrespondents are subject to prosecution and a fine, although no money has ever been collected.)“This Amendment defunds enforcement of the criminal penalty of the survey,” Poe explained in a statement after his amendment was adopted by a voice vote. “The ACS is an unnecessary waste and an abuse of government power with no constitutional authority.”On 10 June the Senate CJS subcommittee is scheduled to mark up its version of the 2016 spending bill, the next step on its journey. And there are outspoken critics of the ACS in that body as well, including Senator James Lankford (R–OK). So if and when the bill moves to the Senate floor, no one will be surprised if a version of Poe’s amendment is introduced.last_img read more

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We could feel a divine force was behind us: Wasim Akram

first_imgPhoto- ReutersAs a side, we were doing quite well in one-day cricket in the late1980s. We had won the Nehru Cup in 1989 and the Australasia Cup in 1990. We had the confidence that any top-six side has going into a World Cup. I remember (captain) Imran Khan took us,Photo- ReutersAs a side, we were doing quite well in one-day cricket in the late1980s. We had won the Nehru Cup in 1989 and the Australasia Cup in 1990. We had the confidence that any top-six side has going into a World Cup. I remember (captain) Imran Khan took us to Australia three-four weeks before the World Cup.We would do 10 laps of the MCG-we used to sprint-then I would bowl and field for two hours. Basically we would train for five-six hours every day. Imran wanted us to get supremely fit before the World Cup. That was the reason for all the hard work.Before the start of the tournament we lost my strike partner and then the fastest bowler in the world, Waqar Younis. In the practice matches, Waqar complained of a back problem. It was later diagnosed as stress fracture of the back. Waqar and I had formed a very good partnership, so it was a big loss to me when he had to pull out of the tournament.We lost the first couple of practice matches. But we did not lose hope. Then the tournament started with the match at the MCG and the West Indies were our first opponents. We got 200-odd, yet we lost the match. The second match was against Zimbabwe which was an easy win for us.Then we went to Adelaide for the match that literally turned the tournament around for us. It was raining that day in Adelaide. The ball usually does not seam in Adelaide but that day it was, as we were bowled out for just 74. Adelaide is one of the driest cities in Australia, but that whole day it kept drizzling. We struggled a lot as a batting unit as England really tied us in knots with their accurate bowling. England’s seam bowlers used the conditions very well. But still we got one point out of nowhere as rain washed out play and we felt relieved. Our captain kept saying from the start that we will win the World Cup. He seemed to have that confidence in us more than we did ourselves.advertisementSince I was struggling to control the white ball, I was bowling too many wides and sometimes overstepping too. Before our match against Australia in Perth, I woke up to read the local newspaper and went to the sports page. I saw big screaming headlines which read something to the effect of ‘Imran wants Wasim to bowl just quick, forget about no-balls and wide balls’. That worked like magic for me as I saw it as an opportunity to prove to my captain that I can deliver on his belief. From there on, my confidence went up. After the World Cup, when I spoke to Imran, he said that was done to get me pumped up. It did work wonders as I bowled with renewed vigour with the new ball and was really quick in the final few matches.We were to play New Zealand in our last league match. Now, New Zealand were on a roll, having won seven of their previous league matches on the trot. Their eighth match was against us. This is where my confidence shot up further as I picked up four wickets including the likes of Andrew Jones and the very dangerous Martin Crowe. Rameez Raja was in top form in the tournament and he got his second hundred in that league match against New Zealand. We did not have much to chase down, but Rameez played a very cultured knock as we eased to a win.Our confidence was now sky-high because we started believing in ourselves. We had to play New Zealand in the semi-finals and were now confident of beating them yet again. Just imagine, New Zealand had won seven of their eight league matches, lost just once-and that too to us!We had the best wishes of the whole of Pakistan. It was the month of Ramzan and people were fasting and were up all night in Pakistan. They were praying for us, watching us as we moved into the semis. We could feel a divine force was behind us as we played the semi-final.Interestingly, Inzy (Inzamam-ul-Haq) was throwing up a night before the semi-final and did not appear to be in a condition to play. But Imran insisted that Inzy should play despite his fever. What happened in the semi-final, we all know. Inzy just went berserk as he showed the full range of his strokes. We had a stiff target of 263 but Inzamam came at the right time and was well guided by the experienced Javed Miandad.advertisementWe now had to play the most experienced one-day side, England, in the final. They play so much one-day cricket in the county circuit and have so much experience because of that. But we knew that if we make it to the final, we can win the tournament. We had that kind of confidence.We were warming up at the MCG before the final. In those days, we would get just a playing kit and tracksuit, nothing more. If we needed training gear and so on, we had to go out and buy it ourselves. I went and bought a T-shirt which said ‘Just do it’, Imran bought a T-shirt with a tiger on it. In the team talk before the final, Imran said we are cornered tigers. We were all young and had no idea what he meant. Then he said it in simple words: when a tiger is cornered, it attacks. That’s what we need to do. Then it was easier to understand.In the final, it was a brave decision by a subcontinental captain to bat first. Imran promoted himself to number three to control the innings. He just held one end up with Javed. They both batted sensibly, kept the scoreboard ticking and laid the foundation for big hitting at the end. That was the perfect thing for Inzy and myself because we just went out and smashed it. In the end we made 249.We knew that we had a total that we could defend. England lost some early wickets but we had to contend with a sticky partnership between Neil Fairbrother and Allan Lamb. They were two very dangerous one-day players. In the second water break, Imran came to me and said, try putting your everything into it, get a bit of reverse swing and give me a two-over burst. I told the captain, no worries, I can do that, but I will try that with Lamb since Fairbrother is my team mate at Lancashire and knows all my tricks.I told Imran I would bowl outswing to Lamb and get him to play and get him bowled. Imran said try around the wicket. That day I must have had the backing of god-when I bowled, the ball pitched on a length near the off-stump and he was castled. We celebrated like the World Cup was ours. The next ball to Chris Lewis was planned. I tried bowling a yorker because the batsman had assumed that I will bowl an inswinging delivery. I tried to bowl with reverse swing. I was just 24-25, and had the confidence to run in with pace. It was a dream come true, as I got Lewis with that delivery. You don’t realise what you have when you play. But now, more than 10 years after retiring, I realise what I did that day.When we finally won the World Cup, it took some time for us to realise the achievement. When Rameez took the catch it was an unbelievable moment. We did not sleep that night! It took me two days to realise what we had done. It was only when we landed in Lahore did the whole achievement sink in. The journey from Lahore airport to the hotel, which usually takes about 20 minutes, took us seven hours. We were taken on an open-top bus. It felt like the whole of Pakistan had descended on the city.advertisementThe same thing happened in Karachi, Pindi (Rawalpindi), Peshawar. I had never seen anything like that in my entire career. That feeling of being a champion was something different. The whole country was happy and united in celebrating with us. India must have felt the same way when they won in 1983 and 2011. I am sure Pakistanis worldwide felt like celebrating with us in 1992.That tournament in 1992 was also exciting because of the fact that we were playing in coloured clothing with two new white balls. We played South Africa for the first time in the tournament. It was an eye-opener. Who can forget that Jonty (Rhodes) run out of Inzy! That was an iconic picture that we can never forget. They were out of international cricket for 21 years but still made it to the semi-final. It was a dream return to international cricket for them. What I remember most about South Africa is their fielding, which was phenomenal.Now, 23 years on, as Pakistan heads back to Australia, the same feeling is somehow not there. It is very difficult to make a prediction about Pakistan this time, but that is the beauty of Pakistani cricket. Not having Saeed Ajmal, an unbelievable bowler, is a blow, but we have a good enough attack. Junaid Khan is injured, so Bilawal Bhatti is likely to come in. Bhatti is an all-rounder and will add balance. Then there is (Mohammad) Irfan. I am very happy with the bowling options. In batting there is experience in Misbah(-ul-Haq) and Younis (Khan).Overall, if they invoke the spirit of 1992, block initially and build towards the end, then I am sure we can recreate the magic of that year. As always, ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ is my song as we enter the tournament.Wasim Akram was the Man of the Match in the 1992 World Cup finalTo read more, get your copy of India Today here.last_img read more

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Gold winning lifter Sambo Lapung felicitated

first_imgItanagar, Feb 11 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa has felicitated state weightlifter Sambo Lapung for winning a gold medal in the South Asian Games (SAG).Along with a Nyishi (tribal) jacket and a bopia( headgear), the governor presented him a cheque of Rs 10 lakh at a function organised in the Raj Bhawan here yesterday.Lapung won a gold in weightlifting in the mens 69kg category in the ongoing SAG in Guwahati on February 7.”I am confident that you will win a medal in the Olympics for the country and it will be a proud moment for the entire people of the state,” Rajkhowa told him. Rajkhowa also asked his advisor B D Sharma to initiate steps recommending a out of turn promotion for Lapung, who is in the Army.”Sports talent is very high in the state. With proper training, guidance, support and direction, the state can produce large numbers of sportspersons of national and international standards,” he said. The Governor also directed the sports department to take immediate action to strengthen the State Sports Authority. Arunachal Pradesh is under Presidents Rule. PTI UPL NN CMlast_img read more

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Rigorous imprisonment of up to 7 yrs for benami transactions

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 16 (PTI) People keeping benami properties to evade taxes will get up to seven years rigorous imprisonment and fine, as per a new law aimed at checking black money in real estate sector.President Pranab Mukherjee has recently given assent to the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 and it has been notified by the government, officials said today.The law has strict provisions to confiscate benami properties and stiff penalty for entering into such transactions, they said.A transaction is considered as benami (meaning nameless) where a property is transferred to or is held by a person and the consideration for such property has been provided or paid by another person.In these cases, the property is held for the immediate or future benefit, direct or indirect, of the person who has provided its payment.The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015 was introduced in Lok Sabha on May 13, last year by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. It was then referred to the Standing Committee on Finance which gave its report on April 28.Lok Sabha passed the bill on July 27 and Rajya Sabha gave its nod on August 2.As per the new law which has amended Benami Transactions Act of 1988, whoever is found guilty of the offence of benami transaction shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than one year, but which may extend to seven years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to 25 per cent of the fair market value of the property.advertisementUnder the old law, the penalty for entering into benami transactions is imprisonment up to three years, or a fine, or both.The Act also has a provision of penalty for providing false information.Any person, required to furnish information under this Act, knowingly gives false information to any authority or furnishes any false document shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to 10 per cent of the fair market value of the property, the law said.However, no prosecution shall be instituted against any person under this law without the previous sanction of Central Board of Direct Taxes.The new law will check domestic black money especially in real estate sector, officials said.The legislation has provision for setting up of an authority as “Administrator” which shall have the power to receive and manage the benami property confiscated under the Act.The new Act mandates central government to designate one or more courts of Session as Special Court for trial of offence punishable under it. PTI AKV GVS RT GVSlast_img read more

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Jesus looking to learn from ‘legend’ Aguero

first_imgGabriel Jesus may be battling with Sergio Aguero for starting duties at Manchester City, but the Brazil international is looking to learn as much as possible from “a legend”.The two South American frontmen are currently competing for the right to lead the line for Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions.Jesus has been the favoured recently, but he has struggled for form this season on the back of a goalless showing for his country at the 2018 World Cup . Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! In contrast, Aguero has continued to thrive and recorded 12 goals across all competitions from just 19 appearances.He is already City’s all-time leading scorer – with his total haul now standing at 211 – and Jesus concedes that he is fortunate to be working alongside one of the best in the business.The 21-year-old striker told reporters: “Sergio is a good guy.”I like him. I like his football. He is a legend for City and I’m learning a lot from him.”Jesus will be hoping that he can soon find the spark which has Aguero shining again in 2018-19.Gabriel Jesus, Man City v WatfordPart of the problem for the youngster is that he has been forced onto the sidelines at regular intervals throughout his time in England.Two significant injuries have kept him out for around two months at a time , but he is adamant that the physicality of life in the Premier League is not to blame.Jesus added: “The defenders are strong and good, but both times I got injured, I was alone.”So that I think it is more difficult.”When you are injured alone it’s because maybe you don’t work hard.”I like English football. It’s good. It’s very strong and competitive.”Jesus will be looking to prove his worth to the City cause as they wrap up 2018 with clashes against Leicester and Southampton.Guardiola’s side are then due to open the new year with a potentially pivotal meeting with table-topping Liverpool on January 3. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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CWG 2018: Star India wrestler Sushil Kumar wins Gold in 74kg category

first_imgTwo-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar clinched Gold for India in men’s wrestling (74kg category) on Thursday at the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.The veteran Indian wrestler defeated South Africa’s Johannes Botha by technical superiority in the summit clash of the men’s freestyle event to defend his 2014 title. He had won Gold in the Freestyle 66kg in the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games.CWG 2018, Day 8 LIVE: Wrestlers Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware win Gold for IndiaThis was India’s 29th medal at the 2018 Games. India now have 14 Gold, 6 Silver and 9 Bronze.Sushil’s Gold was India’s second yellow metal of the day and fourth overall in wrestling. Earlier, Rahul Aware defeated Canada’s Steven Takahashi in the 57kg freestyle final to clinch Gold.Women wrestlers Babita Kumari claimed Silver and Kiran took Bronze in their respective categories.The 2014 Glasgow Games gold medallist, Babita lost in the final 2-5 to Canada’s Diana Weicker to finish second in the 53kg.Kiran won Broze by defeating Katouskia Paridhaven of Mauritius in the women’s Freestyle 76kg repechage round.She had lost in the semi-finals to Blessing Onyebuchi of Nigeria, conceding a 0-10 deficit in the first round itself to lose by technical superiority.Bouts are awarded on the basis of technical superiority when one wrestler takes a lead of 10 or more points.The first medal of the day was won shooter Tejaswini Sawant who clinched Silver in women’s 50m Rifle Prone event to give India’s its first medal on Day 8 of the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast.advertisementThe 37-year-old finished with a total of 618.9 points to finish second in the shooting event. Singapore ML Veloso took Gold with a Games record of 621 points while Scotland’s Seonaid McIntosh won Bronze with a total of 618.1 points.last_img read more

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Desmond Howard Reveals He Had Surgery This Week

first_imgdesmond howard smiles on the field before a game against alabamaARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 01: Former University of Michigan player Desmond Howard watches the action on the field during the game between the University of Alabama and the University of Michigan at Cowboys Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. Alabama defeated Michigan 41-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Former Michigan star and current College GameDay analyst Desmond Howard revealed this week on Instagram that he recently had surgery on his knee. It looks like he’d been putting it off for some time.Howard posted an Instagram story with photos of himself before and after surgery. He said he’s “finally” now had time to get his knee “fixed.”It’s unclear when Howard suffered the injury – or if it’s just been lingering since his playing days. He documents his workouts on social media quite frequently, so whatever it is, it hasn’t hindered him too much.Howard’s story shows that he’s about to get into some Netflix shows/movies – including Bird Box.Desmond Howard knee injury.Howard is one of the stars of ESPN College GameDay – along with Kirk Herbstreit, Rece Davis, Lee Corso, David Pollack and Maria Taylor.Howard, after starring at Michigan and winning the Heisman Trophy in 1991, was the fourth overall pick by the Washington Redskins in the 1992 NFL Draft. While he didn’t have a stellar career in the pros as a wideout, he made a name for himself as a kick returner. He even won a Super Bowl MVP in 1996 when the Green Bay Packers knocked off the Pittsburgh Steelers.We wish the best to Howard in his recovery.last_img read more

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MAN to Supply Engines for Carnival Cruise’s Ship

first_img Print  Close MAN Diesel&Turbo, November 27, 2013 zoom MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the order from Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines to supply five 48/60CR engines for its next generation of cruise liner. The newbuilding will feature a diesel-electric propulsion system. The vessel will be built in Italy at Fincantieri S.p.A., one of the world’s leading cruise shipbuilders. With a gross tonnage of about 133,500 tons and a passenger capacity of about 5,000, the ship will be the largest vessel in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet. Its construction represents the introduction of a brand new class of ship that will be powered by five MAN Tier-II-type engines – 2 × 14V48/60CR + 3 × 8L48/60CR types – capable of delivering 62,400 kW. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2016.Dr. Stephan Timmermann, of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Executive Board, said: “This new order is yet another historical milestone for the company in what is a technologically but also commercially demanding market. Gaining the confidence of Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator, fills us with pride but we are also aware of the high level of expectation that working with a major, new customer brings.”Timmermann concluded: “This new cruise order for Carnival Cruise Lines is our second at Fincantieri within a rather short period of time. It clearly signals the deepening of our nascent collaboration with one of the world’s dominant cruise shipbuilders, something we view as very encouraging.”During the evaluation period to select the most suitable engine configuration, Carnival Cruise Lines and Fincantieri paid special attention to the highest possible degree of redundancy, safety, power flexibility and reliability. The five 48/60CR engines will operate with MAN Diesel & Turbo’s well-proven, state-of-the-art, common-rail injection system that accommodates running on both heavy fuel oil and distillate fuels. This technology, developed in-house by MAN Diesel & Turbo and fully optimised for its engines, provides superior performance in terms of fuel consumption and smoke emissions, especially at part load compared to its IMO Tier II engine version with conventional injection system.Sokrates Tolgos, Head of Cruise & Ferry Sales, MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “We are extremely pleased with what is a very positive development for us in the cruise segment. Our company’s firm approach of risk-controlled introduction of new technologies into the market over many years is bearing fruit and fully in line with the very high safety, reliability and environmental standards demanded by the cruise business. The recently increased number of new cruise customers opting for MAN engines encourages us to maintain our focus on continuous innovation without compromise on quality and reliability. We feel honoured to welcome Carnival Cruise Lines as our new customer. This is an excitingly positive milestone for our future growth in this market, which has always been a frontrunner for environment, emission reduction, and state-of-the-art technology.” 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationlast_img read more

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Polynesian Shipping Line Changes Hands

first_imgWhen looking at the trade today compared with nine years ago, there has been a significant increase in  the level of service provided. There is sufficient capacity in the main trade lanes and frequency is at  acceptable levels. In addition to service, capacity and frequency, rates are competitive and the services  provided by the various operators are sustainable,” the announcement read.In announcing the sale of the business, the Chairman of Polynesian Shipping Line Limited, Charlie Westerlund stated;“Polynesian Shipping Line was established out of a need to provide a regular, reliable and competitive shipping service to Pacific Island communities. Over the last nine years Polynesian Shipping Line Limited has achieved those goals.The time is now right for the shareholders to withdraw from shipping, and we are pleased to be able to sell the business to a professional and well managed company in Neptune Pacific Line Limited.In selling the business to Neptune Pacific Line Limited we are confident they will ensure the company’s loyal supporters, service providers and employees will benefit from this transaction both now and in the years to come.”Press Release, August 25, 2014 Reef Shipping went into receivership with the assets and business subsequently sold to Matson Line of the United StatesPolynesian Shipping Line vessel (M.V. Ratstor) suffered a major mechanical failure requiring the business to change from being a vessel operator to a slot charterer.Shareholders of Pacific Forum Line sold their interests to the Samoan Government who in turn subsequently sold a 50% controlling interest to Neptune Pacific Line. “These significant changes have required Polynesian Shipping Line shareholders to continually review the company’s operation and of course, the company’s position in the trade. With the changes that have taken place in the market, the company’s shareholders have been considering what is best for Polynesian  Shipping Line going forward.  zoom The Board of Polynesian Shipping Line Limited has decided to sell the company to Neptune Pacific Line Limited.Polynesian Shipping Line Limited business has been sold as a going concern and will continue to provide services in the Australian and New Zealand trades to Fiji, the Samoas and the Kingdom of Tonga as well as the interisland trade, the company announced.In addition, the existing global freight services to the Samoas and Tonga will continue and be developed further, according to the announcement.“Whilst the ownership of Polynesian Shipping Line Limited has changed, its business as usual with our customers and service providers. No change is envisaged to existing arrangements in the immediate future,”Polynesian Shipping Line said.A key aspect of the sale is the signing of a contract of affreightment between Polynesian Shipping Line Limited shareholder interests and Neptune Pacific Line Limited.“This Agreement will see Polynesian Shipping Line limited shareholder interests continue to support the business for many years to come,” the company added.Over the last two to three years, there has been considerable change to shipping services in the Pacific, specifically: Most recently there has been a further change to vessels and schedules and it is likely that further  rationalization will be required in some form in the future.last_img read more

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ThyssenKrupp Sells Emden Shipyard

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom German multinational conglomerate ThyssenKrupp and Seafort Advisors GmbH, a Hamburg-based private equity firm,  have entered into an agreement on the sale of the Emder Werft und Dockbetriebe shipyard in Emden, Germany.ThyssenKrupp began looking into alternative strategic options for the company at the end of 2013, aiming to find a way of continuing the repair business outside the group against the background of the decision to focus ThyssenKrupp’s shipbuilding operations on surface vessels and submarines.The closing of the sale is subject to the necessary licenses and approvals and is planned for the first quarter of the 2015 calendar year.Seafort Advisors plans to continue the operations of Emder Werft und Dockbetriebe with its four pillars: merchant vessels, naval, administration and offshore; as well as add new business areas and expand the spectrum of repairs.To this end it intends to strengthen sales activities and invest in the Emden location. In fiscal 2013/2014 Emder Werft und Dockbetriebe achieved sales of around EUR 19.5 million (USD 23.8m) with 55 employees. My locationcenter_img Print  Closelast_img read more

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More residents being moved out of Pikangikum as crews fight forest fire

first_imgPIKANGIKUM, Ont. — Authorities say more residents of a remote First Nation in northwestern Ontario will be moved out of the community today as crews battle a forest fire burning nearby.A full evacuation of Pikangikum First Nation began yesterday, with community members leaving on flights, as well as via boat and bus routes.A spokeswoman for the Canadian Armed Forces says around 300 people have been airlifted out of the community on military planes so far and two more flights are scheduled for today.Provincial officials have said evacuees are being taken to communities in northern Ontario that include Hearst, Smooth Rock Falls, and Kapuskasing.The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says the forest fire burning near Pikangikum is about six kilometres southwest of the community, on the opposite side of a lake, and is about 404 square kilometres in size.Spokeswoman Jolanta Kowalski says firefighters are trying to direct the blaze to natural boundaries like lakes, and have installed sprinklers around the community in an attempt to stop the fire from spreading into the First Nation. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Keha Performs At StarStudded Pathway To The Cure Event

first_imgA host of stars attended Pathway To The Cure for Breast Cancer, a fundraiser benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure in Santa Monica last week.Ke$ha Performs At Pathway To The CureAmong the stars who attended the event – which featured a performance by Ke$ha – were Adrian Grenier (Entrourage), Alessandra Ambrosio (Supermodel), Amber Valetta (Revenge), Angie Everhart (The Wedding Pact), Busy Phillips (Cougar Town), Cisely Saldana (Rosemary’s Baby), Dawn Olivieri (House of Lies), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entrourage), Estella Warren (Planet of the Apes), Gilles Marini (Switched at Birth), Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Jonny Weston (Chasing Mavericks), Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious), Josh Henderson (Dallas), Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Mackenzie Rossman (7th Heaven), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl), Natalie Martinez (CSI NY), Rebecca Mader (Once Upon a Time), Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction), Samantha Mumba (musician), Shannen Doherty (90210), Sophia Bush (Chicago PD), Susie Castillo (House of Payne) and many more.Gilles Marini Attends Pathway To The CureBreast cancer knows no boundaries – be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 40,000 women and more than 400 men will die from breast cancer each year.Emmanuelle Chriqui Attends Pathway To The CureWith more than $2.5 billion invested in the fight against breast cancer, Komen is leading the global movement against this terrible disease, working in communities across the globe to save lives and end breast cancer forever.Kellan Lutz Attends Pathway To The Cure“We are so pleased to have the commitment of Pathway Genomics and Relativity Media who are bringing awareness to the needs of breast cancer patients and the important work Komen is doing to address those needs in southern California and around the world,” said Komen President and CEO Judith Salerno, M.D., M.S.”PATHWAY GENOMICS is on a mission to make affordable hereditary breast cancer testing available to all regardless of income, race or geographic location. To enhance the accessibility of this important genetic test, Pathway Genomics has developed the BRCA One for OneTM program – for every qualified BRCAtrue test ordered, one test is donated to a person in need through patient advocacy organizations, up to $10 million of free testing. ONE FOR ONE means that for each BRCA TRUE TEST purchased, Pathway Genomics will give one away making hereditary breast cancer testing is available to all.“Pathway’s mission is to ensure that people in need receive genetic testing regardless of their economic or insurance status,” said Jim Plante, Pathway Genomics’ founder and CEO. “Offering the industry’s best BRCA genetic test and making it accessible to a wide range of people is a vital objective in our mission.”To date, no other affordable breast cancer genetic testing option exists. Pathway Genomics is Pathway for the People. For more info visit pathway.com/brcatrue.last_img read more

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Security Council Ban deplore brutal bombing in southern Afghanistan

The truck bomb exploded on Tuesday evening in a residential area of Kandahar near a Japanese construction company, a guest house used by foreigners and Government offices, according to media reports.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was “shocked and dismayed” when he learned of the attack, his spokesperson said in a statement released today. “He condemns in the strongest possible terms this brutal and senseless act of violence.”The Security Council issued a press statement later today deploring the bombing and stressing that “no terrorist act can reverse the path towards peace, democracy and reconstruction in Afghanistan, which is supported by the people and the Government of Afghanistan and the international community.”Council members underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of such acts to justice and urged all States to cooperate with Afghan authorities to this end, according to the press statement, read out by Ambassador John Sawers of the United Kingdom, which holds the rotating Council presidency this month.“The members of the Security Council reiterated their serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, al-Qaida and other extremist groups to the local population, national security forces, international military and international assistance efforts in Afghanistan,” Mr. Sawers said.Kai Eide, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, offered his deep condolences to all those who have suffered as a result of the attack, which occurred just days after the country held presidential and provincial council elections. “The disregard for civilian lives shown by the perpetrators of this attack is staggering,” Mr. Eide said in a statement issued in Kabul. 26 August 2009The Security Council, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the senior United Nations official in Afghanistan have all condemned yesterday’s suicide bomb attack in the southern city of Kandahar, which has killed more than 40 civilians and wounded at least 80 others. read more

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Alteration mapping and identification of mineral alteration zones with oreXpress

first_imgOreXpress™ or oreXpress Platinum field spectrometers allow quick and accurate detection of mineral zones of alteration with EZ-ID™ mineral identification software. As geologists work to better understand the geology and alteration patterns of the area they are exploring, oreXpress spectrometers with EZ-ID can provide detailed data by measuring reflectance from outcrops, chips, or drill core. With oreXpress geologists can identify:Micas – muscovite-paragonite, biotite, phlogopiteChlorites – variations in iron-magnesium chlorite, epidoteAmphiboles – tremolite, hornblende, actinoliteSulphates – jarosite, gypsumClays – illite, illite-smectite, kaolinite, dickiteCarbonates – calcite, dolomite, ankerite, sideriteTourmaline – Fe-tourmaline, tourmalineBy matching unknown samples against a known spectral library (EZ-ID includes USGS and SpecMIN libraries for almost 4,000 spectra), a geologist can quickly identify an alteration  mineral that may not be readily apparent to even the finest, trained human eye. The oreXpress is portable (lightweight, easy for a single user to operate), designed for the field, but also well-suited for core logging, where a single user could identify and log 400 m per day.All oreXpress files are saved in ASCII format for easy import into third party analysis software for mine planning, mineral mapping, and 3D imaging. With mineral identification accomplished in seconds, opreXpress allows a geologist to scan more area and collect more critical data for planning a better drilling strategy.last_img read more

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Spains unemployment rate shoots to record 2716

first_imgSPAIN’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE soared to a new record of 27.16 percent of the workforce in the first quarter of 2013 as the number of those without jobs surpassed six million, official data showed Thursday.The unemployment rate jumped from 26.02 percent in the previous quarter. The number of unemployed climbed by 237,400 people to 6.2 million, the National Statistics Institute said.Spain’s youth unemployment rate is now 55.7 per cent, according to Eurostat.- © AFP, 2013Read: Spain raises marrying age from 14 to 16Read: Judge names Spanish princess in corruption caseRead: Over 26 million people unemployed across the EUlast_img read more

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Gorgeous animated video made only with still shots

first_imgIn this gorgeous video, Make Productions’ Joe Fellows took images from the World Wildlife Fund’s archives and managed to Photoshop and animate them in a way that is quite remarkable. Fellows and company used the parallax effect — when closer objects seem to move faster than ones farther away — to make the formerly still images into an incredible video.The process involved using Photoshop to pull parts from each picture — such as an animal’s individual body parts — then putting each extracted portion into its own layer. The layers were placed on top of the original image, which was kept in the background layer. Considering not every single area of the image was extracted, the missing pieces had to be cloned back into the overall image.Then, using After Effects, the individual layers are parented to appropriate layers, and animated either by moving them into the correct position or by using the Puppet Tool. The slow-motion aspect of the video made the production easier, as a faster animation would’ve been more complicated considering the static nature of the photos.Though the photographed subjects aren’t animated to speedily run around the screen or perform complicated actions, the end result is a video that seems to be filmed in high-speed (ie: slow-motion), rather than animated from still images.via PetaPixellast_img read more

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The Miz on Sirens guest spot Damien Mizdow popularity

first_imgFacebook Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp 2/23 and 2/24 NJPW-ROH Honor Rising Results: Night 1 and Night 2 from Tokyo, Japan Lindsay Lohan Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dwayne Johnson pens touching post on Paul Walker’s birthday Videos Articles Vin Diesel Now Playing Up Next Dwayne Johnson gives health update on Kevin Hart Videos Articlescenter_img Videos Articles O. T. Fagbenle These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Other Twitter Pinterest Donald Wood sent this in.Fellow columnists Mike Chiari, Brandon Galvin and myself had WWE Star The Miz on the show this week, and it was a great episode with plenty of exclusive content.YouTube interview: http://youtu.be/pZ_7i6ErswkRing Rust Radio Episode: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ringrustradio/2015/02/03/ring-rust-radio–feb-3-w-wwe-star-the-miz-interview-and-raw-reviewThe Miz InterviewDonald Wood: You are guest starring on USA Network’s hit comedy series SIRENS this Tuesday, February 3rd. You are portraying an obsessive gym-goer named Lance. What kind of character should the fans expect and describe your experience on the set of the show.The Miz: Here is what I want you to imagine: When you go to the gym, the guy grunting, wearing compression pants, barely has anything on, staring in the mirror, checking out his muscles, and flexing is the character that I am portraying right now. It was a lot of fun. I have been in a lot of gyms and seen a lot of these characters so it was a lot of fun to play. The cast of Sirens is just so cool and so fun. Sometimes when you do a guest-starring role, it’s very hard to come in because these guys all know each other and you don’t know anybody. They really made me feel like part of the family which made me very comfortable on set. That is acting 101, to be comfortable and relax and they made me feel like that. We had a lot of fun and it’s going to be a great episode. With Psych no longer on, I feel like Sirens has taking over where Psych left off. Psych was such a great show, a fun show, and an interesting show that I also once guest starred on. Now Sirens is taking over that funny, interesting, cool comedy that I’m really happy to be a part of.Mike Chiari: When you appear on a TV show like Sirens or when you star in a movie, how does that translate and help you in terms of being a WWE Superstar? What things are you able to take away from those experiences and apply to your craft?The Miz: You know anytime you get to act with different actors it’s a whole new experience. You learn so much about yourself and different things. Acting on a movie set is very different than acting in the WWE. In WWE we are performing for everybody in that arena. You have 18,000 strong cheering or booing you, where when you are on set you just have 20 people there. You don’t have anyone chanting “you suck” so it’s a completely different experience. You get more than one take, you get a bunch of different camera angles. You take what you learn from every experience and bring it back to the WWE. What I’ve learned is with acting and doing things for film you get a bunch of different takes, but in live TV you only get one.Brandon Galvin: You’re one of WWE’s go-to Superstars for media tours, appear on nearly every show while also filming movies and TV show such as Sirens on USA. Being on the road so much, do you ever have time for yourself and is there something you enjoy doing on the road when you do have time to take a break?The Miz: Time to myself is being in the WWE. We are on the road 250 days a year, we’re traveling, and the media stuff is a blast. I enjoy going to these different locations and going over the different media we do is a blast for me. Time to myself I don’t really need it. I’m young, I’m having fun, and as long as I’m having fun I don’t need time to myself. I want to work as much as possible because I enjoy what I’m doing.Donald Wood: Recently, you have been working with Damien Mizdow in one of the most entertaining storylines in the company. The fans have really bought into the stunt double gimmick and love it, but there was serious tension teased as the Royal Rumble. What does the future hold for Miz and Mizdow and how much longer do you see the relationship lasting?The Miz: It’s funny that every sees to see this tension brewing between Mizdow and myself. The fact is that Damian is a stunt double. What was he doing before he met me? Nothing. He was crazy, he was barely on TV, and he never had a championship. Since he has been with me I have brought him to the promise land. I have made him relevant. I have made people cheer for him and love him. The reason why they are cheering for him is because he is an extension of me. If you watch him he is doing everything I do. So in a sense, everyone is cheering for me. So teasing this and that and the other thing, as long as Damian keeps doing what he is doing then that is completely fine with me. As long as he knows his place and where he stands. If he starts thinking that he is better than his place then we will start having problems.Mike Chiari: You and Damien Mizdow have consistently been one of the best parts of WWE programming over the past several months due largely to the dynamic you guys have and how the crowd reacts to it. Talk a little bit about why you guys are able to play off each other so well and how you’re able to help each other in terms of furthering your characters.The Miz: It’s because I can play off of anyone and I am an amazing actor as well as a sport entertainer. I am a seasoned vet, I’ve been in WWE for ten years and I can make anybody look good. That is exactly what I am doing with Damian right now. I am making him look a million bucks, like the star that he could finally be. The problem is that if Damian decides that he is a bigger star than he really is, he is going to have a problem. Look at anyone that has been attached to me as a tag team partner, where are they at now? Look where Alex Riley is. You think he just wants to be in the preshow? No. Every Superstar wants to be in the main event of WrestleMania and do the things that I have done. If they over step their boundaries then they are going to have a problem. As long as Damian doesn’t overstep his boundaries, than he will be ok.Brandon Galvin: I grew up and still am addicted to Real World and The Challenge and rooting for you to beat everybody. With WWE recently announcing 1 million subscriptions for the WWE Network and always looking for fun and original content, do you think WWE should hold its own version of The Challenge pitting WWE Superstars against each other? And if so, what type of format would you like to see and who would win?The Miz: That would be very, very interesting show. That would be a lot of fun. Back when I did the Real World, it was so much fun back then. I was in my twenties, I got to go to these exotic locations, and preform these incredible challenges. To bring it to WWE would be incredible. I’m so proud of the WWE network and what it has accomplished. To get a million subscribers in the time it has been around is incredible. I love the content and think WWE is doing a fantastic job with keeping it new and relevant. They are giving you everything you want to see and more like the Monday Night Wars. I remember those growing up as a teenager and now I can watch them wherever and however I want with the WWE network. I think everyone has a great opportunity to check it out this month since this month is free.Donald Wood: WWE recently announced the return of Tough Enough. You were one of the first and most successful stars of the show. Do you think bringing the show back was the right move for the company and what are some of the benefits and disadvantages of participating in Tough Enough?The Miz: I only see benefits to be honest with you. You look at me: a person trying to make it to the WWE, trying to get there, it’s difficult, and it’s hard. Putting a show like Tough Enough on air you get to see what people have to go through to make it into WWE. That is just a part of it. That’s just the beginning round. They don’t tell you about the middle and even the end game. I think it’s a great opportunity for people and the fans to really appreciate what people have to go through on a day-to-day basis. I love the show and it gave me the opportunity to be a WWE Superstar. I thank that show every day because if that show was never there, there may never have been a Miz.Mike Chiari: With the Royal Rumble in the rear-view mirror, the focus in WWE is now firmly on WrestleMania and the build toward it. There aren’t any guarantees right now aside from Brock Lesnar against Roman Reigns, but for you personally, what are you hoping for and what are you expecting to do at WrestleMania?The Miz: Everybody wants that moment. That Monday after WrestleMania that everybody is talking about. Everybody saw that moment at the Super Bowl yesterday when Butler got that amazing interception and won that game that’s the kind of moment you want. Did he get the MVP? No he didn’t, but people are talking about Butler and that’s what I’m doing. Right now, Roman Reigns VS Brock Lesnar is probably going to be the main event at WrestleMania so obviously I can’t take that. I can make sure though that I have a moment that everybody remembers and is talking about that next morning. That is what the goal is.Brandon Galvin: You’ve already been in the main event of WrestleMania, which included one of your all-time favorites in the Rock. If you could wrestle one person in a WrestleMania main event, would it be the Rock or somebody else now?The Miz: Right now I would love to wrestle the Rock. It would be movie star VS movie star. Obviously I am a better actor than the Rock. I will be a bigger movie star I just need to find those couple of movies that really elevate me. I am building my cape and my resume right now to get to that level. Obviously the Rock is a little older than me and he is going to do great. I imagine I’ll be bigger, I’ll be the one hoisting up an Oscar and an Emmy and a Golden Globe as well as the WWE championship if we ever do get in that ring.Mike Chiari: You headlined WrestleMania 27, retained the WWE Championship against John Cena and had a lot of interaction with The Rock along the way. Those are obviously all things that nobody can ever take away from you, but as a performer, what do you believe you need to do in order to get back to that level and get back in contention for WWE’s top prize?The Miz: Everyone always has different answers for that type of question. I think they are a lot of things involved with getting to the main event of WrestleMania. With me when I started going towards the main event, I felt the elevation and kept feeling that every time I did something it got better and better. Right now I am feeling like I am in those beginning stages again. It takes a while to build until you get to that main event at WrestleMania. This WrestleMania main event is already set in stone, so I am looking forward to the next WrestleMania. To build and build, and get bigger and bigger. Just keep making entertaining television where people are captivated by the Miz and what I am doing. They always want to know what I am doing and what I am going to say when I am not there.Brandon Galvin: Do you feel you’re still trying to prove yourself to fans, but more importantly, to the wrestlers in the locker room because your journey to the top was so unconventional?The Miz: Every day of my life is a fight. I don’t think I will ever get the respect I deserve in the WWE. I will never go to the Philadelphia’s or the New York’s and get cheered or get “Miz is Awesome”. They just don’t like me and don’t respect me. They don’t respect the way I got to the WWE even though they respect people whose Daddy got them into the WWE which I find amazing to me. I felt like I did the right path and I did everything right. Obviously I did everything right because I am the one being successful and proving everyone wrong. So I do enjoy the negativity I get because I generate positivity out of it and use it as adrenaline and energy to basically go out there and perform to the best of my availability.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThese Actors Really Refused To Work With Each OtherVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:58/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 51.58%0:04Remaining Time -1:54 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Seattle Portland zoos freeing endangered turtles

first_imgSEATTLE — The next batch of endangered Western pond turtles raised at zoos in Seattle and Portland are being released into the wild this month in a continuing effort to save the species from hungry bullfrogs.The turtles are raised at the Woodland Park Zoo and the Oregon Zoo until they are too big to be food for the non-native bullfrogs.A spokeswoman for the Seattle zoo, Caileigh Robertson, says it’s releasing about 80 turtles in a refuge at Lakewood. The Oregon Zoo is releasing 10 in the Columbia River Gorge.Robertson says about 30 more are being released this summer by partners, which include state and federal wildlife agencies, the Forest Service and Bonneville Power Administration.This is the 22nd year for the Western Pond Turtle Recovery Project.last_img read more

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People on the Move 042210

first_imgMark Stanich has taken on the added responsibility of president of digital media at American Express Publishing. Stanich will continue to serve as senior vice president and CMO.About a week after leaving the Reader’s Digest Association as president of its recently-created Emerging Businesses division, Alyce Alston WAS named CEO at the American Achievement Corporation. Alston replaces Don Percenti, who previously served on the company’s CEO and will stay on as a member of its board of directors.Meanwhile, RDA expanded the responsibilities of North American Affinities president Suzanne Grimes. Moving forward, Grimes also will oversee Reader’s Digest Canada and RDA’s business in India, the company says.Scientific American announced a pair of personnel changes: former Newsweek deputy editor Fred Guterl was named executive editor and Michael Mrak, who most recently served as a consulting art director at Architectural Record, was named design director.Kelly Rae was named fashion and grooming director at Complex Media. Previously, Rae served as executive fashion director at Spin magazine.The Air Force Association named Adam J. Hebert editor-in-chief of Air Force Magazine, replacing Robert S. Dudney, who is retiring. Previously, Hebert served as the magazine’s executive editor. Bauer Media Group has named Ed Romaine group director of sales and marketing for the company’s teen group. Romaine previously served as the group’s marketing director.Joe Adalian has been appointed West Coast editor of New York magazine’s online entertainment blog Vulture. Most recently, Adalian served as TV editor at TheWrap.com and as a columnist for TV Week before that. Also joining Vulture is former Fader staffer Willa Paskin as associate editor in the New York office.Hearst named Jill Herzig editor-in-chief of Redbook, replacing Stacy Morrison who resigned. Most recently, Herzig served as executive editor at Glamour.last_img read more

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