Visitors to Peggys Cove, one of Canada’s most popular tourism sites, will be greeted by an upgraded parking surface as a result of a paving tender called by the province. The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ tender calls for repaving of the Peggys Cove parking lot to be completed during the current construction season. This paving project is part of a larger enhancement program underway in Peggys Cove. In support of recommendations made in the Peggys Cove Assessment Study, the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage is investing $834,000 for work that includes the creation of an interpretive program and enhancements to the visitor information centre. “Since Peggys Cove hosts more than 600,000 visitors every year the parking lot is a very busy spot,” said Michael Baker, acting Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Peggys Cove is Nova Scotia’s most recognizable tourism symbol and it’s essential that we keep it in top shape.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
New Delhi: Stay alert, while using the escalators at railway stations, female thieves can be around you. In a recent case, a joint team of Delhi Police and Railway Protection Force (RPF) busted a gang of women thieves.The accused were arrested with the help of CCTV footage at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station. According to RPF, on May 29, a lady passenger reported that while she was coming back from the train at Nizamuddin railway station, someone stole her pouch of jewellery worth Rs five lakh by opening her handbag’s chain, most probably at the escalator. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarThe complainant was called through the given mobile number. Using the CCTV footage, the suspected ladies were identified and their photographs were taken on record. “Dossier of accused ladies obtained and recce conducted on addressed mentioned in the dossier address but jhuggi had been found demolished,” an RPF officer said. Information was shared with a reliable source following which three women arrested by the joint team GRP Nizamuddin and IPF RPF Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceNizamuddin. RPF further added that all the arrested accused are habitual in theft of passengers’ belongings (TOPB) and accused in cases of similar nature of crimes at Old Delhi railway station and metro stations of Delhi area. “The modus operandi of the gang is encircling the target especially women passenger carrying handbag by women criminals with the kid in their lap. Stealing during walking or mostly at the escalator,” said an RPF official. SC Jain, Divisional Railway Manager, said that during 2019, so far nine cases of TOPB have been detected with the help of CCTV footage, by RPF personnel at Hazrat Nizamuddin post. Senior Divisional Security Commissioner (Coordination) Dr AN Jha said,”Electronic eye (CCTV) is watching all criminals. Today or tomorrow we will catch such criminals.” The team of RPF was under Security Commissioner (East) Priyanka Sharma.
Unnao: The mortal remains of Pushpa Singh, aunt of the Unnao rape survivor, were consigned to flames at Misra Ghat on Wednesday by her husband Mahesh Singh. The last rites were conducted amidst tight security and in the presence of district officials. Mahesh Singh, who is lodged in Rae Bareli jail, performed the last rites. His one-day parole ends at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The rape survivor’s maternal aunt, who also died in the car crash on Sunday, was cremated at her home in Barabanki. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Both the women were killed in a car accident on Sunday in Rae Bareli, where they had gone to meet Mahesh Singh in jail. The rape survivor and her lawyer, Mahendra Singh, were critically injured in the same accident and are undergoing treatment at the Trauma Centre of Kind George’s Medical University (KGMU). The condition of the rape survivor continues to be ‘highly critical’ but the condition of the lawyer has shown improvement and he has been taken off the ventilator. Security has also been tightened outside the rape survivor’s house in Unnao.
No official figures are available yet on the dead or injured, but the 7.0 magnitude quake has devastated the capital, Port-au-Prince, wrecking buildings and leaving basic services on the brink of collapse. “Clearly, this is a major humanitarian disaster,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters in New York today. “The needs are huge. The needs are immediate: above all medical supplies, food, water, tents, shovels, heavy equipment.”The UN’s main priorities, said Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes, remain search-and-rescue efforts and the provision of medical assistance to the injured.The international community is moving swiftly to ensure that aid reaches Haiti as quickly as possible, but he expressed frustration that “however fast we move, we will be too slow” for those in dire need of help.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) began small-scale food distributions yesterday for about 3,000 people in Jacmel, a city south of the capital, and is planning to start distributions in the capital today for some 2,400 people. WFP’s Charles Vincent told reporters in Geneva that stocks are available and distributions in other areas will start as soon as the agency receives clearance from the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The food going to several thousand people is a “drop in the ocean” compared to the needs of the Haitian population, Mr. Vincent said, but added that it is a start and aid efforts are being stepped up, with larger-scale work expected in the coming days as supplies arrive into the country.WFP is preparing a six-month emergency operation to assist as many as 2 million people affected by the quake for an initial six months. “We are mobilizing all available resources to provide urgently needed food assistance as part of a swift and coordinated recovery effort,” said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.Last night, a cargo plane carrying $500,000 worth of supplies from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) landed in the country, bringing with it enough oral rehydration salts, water purifications tablets, tarpaulins and tents to provide temporary housing for 10,000 people. A second plane is due to land today with blankets, tents and jerry cans. Executive Director Ann M. Veneman has stressed that “the special needs of children for food, shelter and protection, must be factored in at the very outset of relief efforts and UNICEF will do everything in its power to make sure these needs are met.”The World Health Organization (WHO) said eight hospitals were damaged or destroyed in Haiti and two damaged in neighbouring Dominican Republic. “We fear that the impact of this earthquake will be particularly devastating to the already existing vulnerability of Haiti’s people, society and economy,” WHO’s Paul Garwood told reporters.“Our priority is firstly search and rescue, then the treatment of trauma, severe injuries and treatment and prevention of infections,” he added.Given the lack of access to basic health services, the immediate response of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) includes delivering emergency reproductive health kits that contain essential drugs, equipment and supplies to provide life-saving services to pregnant women.The agency said it will also work to ensure that women and girls have access to basic hygiene supplies so that they can live with dignity, even amid the worst circumstances.ITU, the UN specialized agency for information and communication technology, has also joined the global humanitarian effort for Haiti. It has already deployed 40 portable satellite uplinks and a base station to re-establish basic communication links, and is dispatching another 60 units with broadband facility along with experts to operate them.Immediately after the disaster, Mr. Ban ordered $10 million to be released from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to kick-start humanitarian relief efforts. A flash appeal for Haiti is expected to be launched tomorrow.Pledges have also been made from a number of sources over the last day, including an additional $100 million in emergency grants announced by the World Bank to support recovery and reconstruction in Haiti.A new UN website will provide an opportunity for the private sector to assist Haiti, among other humanitarian crises worldwide.The UN-business partnership gateway – a joint effort of over 20 UN agencies – provides a single entry point to allow the private sector to offer its resources and capacities to the world body as it helps the victims of Tuesday’s Haiti quake and other disasters. 14 January 2010United Nations agencies are working around the clock to provide urgently needed assistance to the victims of the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti on Tuesday, which is estimated to have affected one third of the Caribbean nation’s nine million people – a population that was already one of the most vulnerable in the world.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Mar 7, 2013 8:43 am MDT US trade deficit widens to $44.4 billion in January as exports drop and oil imports rise WASHINGTON – The U.S. trade deficit widened in January, reflecting a big jump in oil imports and a drop in exports.The Commerce Department said Thursday that the deficit rose to $44.4 billion, an increase of 16.5 per cent from December. U.S. exports dropped 1.2 per cent to $184.5 billion, reflecting declines in sales to Europe, China, Japan and Brazil. Imports rose 1.8 per cent to $228.9 billion as oil imports surged 12.3 per cent.Even with the wider deficit in January, economists say they think the deficit this year will narrow slightly, in part because of continued gains in U.S. energy exports. A narrower trade gap boosts growth because it means U.S. companies are earning more from overseas sales while U.S. consumers and businesses are spending less on foreign products.The deficit for all of 2012 was revised down slightly to $539.5 billion, a drop of 3.6 per cent from 2011. The January deficit was running at an annual rate of $533.4 billion.U.S. exports had jumped to a near-record high in December, a surge that helped the economy grow slightly in the fourth quarter. The economy as measured by the gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 0.1 per cent in the October-December quarter, an upward revision from an initial estimate that it had shrunk at the same rate.The December trade report had not been available when GDP for October-December was first reported.Economists see the trade picture brightening further in 2013, helped in part by an energy production boom in the United States and by stronger growth in some major export markets. That forecast is also based on an assumption that the European debt crisis will continue to stabilize, helping boost exports to that region and that growth in Asia will rebound.For January, however, exports showed widespread declines. U.S. exports to the European Union dropped by 6.4 per cent and were also down in China, Brazil and JapanThe politically sensitive trade deficit with China rose in January to $27.8 billion, up 13.6 per cent from December. For all of 2012, the deficit with China increased to $315.1 billion, the largest imbalance ever recorded with a single country.That could add pressure on the Obama administration to take a harder line on China’s trade practices. Some U.S. manufacturers contend that China keeps the value of its currency artificially low to make its exports to the U.S. cheaper.Production of oil and natural gas has been rising in the United States because drillers have learned to tap once-inaccessible reserved trapped in shale formations. New techniques such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, have made this possible.Increased production has lowered U.S. prices of crude oil and natural gas, which refiners use to make gasoline, diesel and other fuels. Crude in the U.S. has been selling for $20 per barrel cheaper than international crude. With lower input costs, U.S. refiners are making enormous amounts of petroleum-based fuels and selling them on the international market at a huge profit.
Bogdan WentaPolish handball teamSlovenia handball Coach of the Polish national team, Bogdan Wenta announced a list of 28 players for the upcoming crucial matches in the qualifications for the EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia against Slovenia (9.03 – “Stozice” Ljubljana – 12.03 Zielona Gora). If Slovenians manage to realise their plan, the game against Poland will be the handball match with most spectators in the history of Slovenia. A new multifunctional arena “Stožice” has capacity about 13.000 for a handball matches.Polish squad:1. Mariusz Jurasik – KS Vive Targi Kielce2. Michał Jurecki – KS Vive Targi Kielce3. Tomasz Rosiński – KS Vive Targi Kielce4. Patryk Kuchczyński – KS Vive Targi Kielce5. Piotr Grabarczyk – KS Vive Targi Kielce6. Mateusz Zaremba – KS Vive Targi Kielce7. Rafał Gliński – KS Vive Targi Kielce8. Mateusz Jachlewski – KS Vive Targi Kielce9. Daniel Żółtak – KS Vive Targi Kielce10. Robert Orzechowski – MMTS Kwidzyn11. Damian Kostrzewa – MMTS Kwidzyn12. Adam Malcher – MKS Zagłębie Lubin13. Bartłomiej Tomczak – MKS Zagłębie Lubin14. Piotr Wyszomirski – KS Azoty Puławy15. Piotr Chrapkowski – SPR Wisła Płock SA16. Kamil Syprzak – SPR Wisła Płock SA17. Adam Twardo – SPR Wisła Płock SA18. Marcin Wichary – SPR Wisła Płock SA19. Łukasz Janyst – SPR BRW Stal Mielec20. Mariusz Jurkiewicz – Renovalia Ciudad Real21. Karol Bielecki – Rhein-Neckar Loewen22. Grzegorz Tkaczyk – Rhein-Neckar Loewen23. Marcin Lijewski – HSV Hamburg24. Krzysztof Lijewski – HSV Hamburg25. Artur Siódmiak – TuS N-Luebbecke GmbH26. Tomasz Tłuczyński – TuS N-Luebbecke GmbH27. Bartłomiej Jaszka – Fuesche Berlin28. Bartosz Jurecki – S.C. Magdeburg ← Previous Story Petar Nenadić until 2013 in TVIS Holstebro! Next Story → EHF CL 2010/2011 (Round 9): Awakened Kadetten one step to TOP 16
Kim AnderssonSweden handball Goalkeepers:Mattias Andersson, SG Flensburg-Handewitt – 108 matches / 0 goalsJohan Sjöstrand, THW Kiel – 86 / 0left wingsJonas Källman, Pick Szeged – 185 / 549Fredrik Petersen, Füchse Berlin – 116 / 323Line-playersNiclas Barud, Aalborg Håndbold – 30 / 16Jesper Nielsen, Füchse Berlin – 33 / 28Andreas Nilsson, Veszprem – 63 / 142Right wingsNiclas Ekberg, THW Kiel – 102 / 425Mattias Zachrisson, Füchse Berlin – 51 / 78Back lineKim Andersson, KIF Köpenhamn – 207 / 747Patrik Fahlgren, MT Melsungen – 41 / 61Helge Freiman, Eskilstuna Guif – 6 / 11Johan Jakobsson, SG Flensburg-Handewitt – 81 / 157Lukas Karlsson, KIF Köpenhamn – 78 / 151Tobias Karlsson, SG Flensburg-Handewitt – 141 / 79Viktor Östlund, Eskilstuna Guif – 5 / 10 Despite the fact that Sweden stayed without one of the best shooters, Kim Ekdahl Du Rietz, Ola Lindgren and Staffan Olsson still have aim to stay among the best handball nations. Sweden will play against Latvia and Slovakia at the start of the EHF EURO 2016 process. ← Previous Story TOP 5 GOALS: “Romanian princess” bomb attack on Suslina Next Story → SEHA Wednesday – Veszprem wait for Zagreb, Serbo-Macedonian encounters
66,823 Views 42 Comments Share25 Tweet Email2 Short URL Image: Niall Carson Image: Niall Carson https://jrnl.ie/4805420 By Gordon Deegan Wednesday 11 Sep 2019, 9:50 PM Wed 9:51 PM A DRUNKEN RYANAIR passenger was in such a state that she thought that she was still in Spain when arrested by gardaí on her return to Shannon airport from Alicante last month.That is according to solicitor for Ciara Bradshaw (38), John Casey who told a court today that Ms Bradshaw is a nervous flyer and “a toxic mix” of consuming alcohol and prescription medication had resulted in her behaviour on the Shannon bound flight on Saturday 17 August. In the case before Ennis District Court, Ms Bradshaw of Sarsfield Avenue, St John’s, Garryowen, Limerick pleaded guilty to two charges under the Air Navigation and Transport Act concerning her drunkeness and verbally abusing staff and passengers on board the Ryanair flight from Alicante in Spain.Mr Casey told the court that he spoke with the arresting garda “and Ms Bradshaw was in such a state that she thought she was still in Spain, she didn’t realise that she was back in Ireland”.In reply, Judge John King said: “What makes this worse than a general public order offence is that this happened in the aircraft cabin and there is nowhere for people to go.”Mr Casey said that he accepted this and told Judge King that Ms Bradshaw took Xanax and alcohol before getting on board the flight “to alleviate her fear of flying”.Mr Casey said that the Xanax and alcohol was “a toxic mix”.Giving an outline of the facts, Sgt Aiden Lonergan said that Ms Bradshaw had consumed her own alcohol, bottles of Bailey’s Irish Cream and Smirnoff vodka while she had also smoked a cigarette.Sgt Lonergan said that the captain of the aircraft told gardaí that there was a passenger on board intoxicated to such an extent that there was a fear that she might endanger herself or others.Sgt Lonergan said that Ms Bradshaw was abusive and insulting to flight staff and passengers causing considerable distress to all on board. Sgt Lonergan said that Ms Bradshaw was arrested by gardaí at Shannon after the flight landed.Mr Casey said: “Ms Bradshaw has no previous convictions. She has worked all her life. She has good standing in the community and a very good job.”Mr Casey said that the Limerick factory worker “is deeply remorseful about this. It has caused great upset and embarrassment to her to be taken off the flight in front of hundreds of people. Nothing like this has ever happened her in her life”.Mr Casey said that Ms Bradshaw wanted to apologise unreservedly to staff, gardaí and other passengers and Ms Bradshaw told the court that she phoned the garda station the following day to apologise.Mr Casey said that the absence of any previous convictions for Ms Bradshaw is indicative of her good character.Sgt Lonergan said that he didn’t expect Ms Bradshaw to be in court again.Judge King said that would give Ms Bradshaw the Probation Act if she paid €500 into the court Poor Box and said that she had escaped a conviction over her prior good behaviour and absence of any convictions. Drunken Ryanair passenger arrested at Shannon airport ‘thought she was still in Spain’ Court heard woman from Limerick had mixed Xanax with alcohol prior to boarding the flight to alleviate her fear of flying. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Des cellules souches pour traiter la dépigmentationSelon une équipe de chercheurs français, il serait possible, grâce à des cellules souches, de traiter les personnes atteintes de troubles de la pigmentation. En se repigmentant, la peau retrouverait ainsi sa fonction protectrice face aux rayons UV du soleil.D’après les travaux d’une équipe de chercheurs français parus dans les comptes rendus de l’Académie des sciences américaine (les PNAS) et détaillés dans le prochain numéro du mensuel Médecine/Science, il serait possible de traiter des personnes touchées par une dépigmentation de la peau grâce à des cellules souches.En 2009 déjà, il avait été possible de reconstituer un épiderme à partir de cellules souches d’origine embryonnaire. C’est la même équipe, menée par Christine Baldeschi de l’Institut des cellules souches I-STEM (Inserm/AFM) et dirigée par Marc Peschanski, qui a cette fois redonné sa couleur à la peau. En employant la même technique qu’il y a deux ans, les scientifiques sont parvenus à obtenir in vitro des mélanocytes (les cellules qui pigmentent et donc protègent la peau) tout à fait fonctionnels, capables de s’implanter au bon endroit de l’épiderme et même de transférer leur mélanine à des cellules avoisinantes, les kératinocytes.Selon les chercheurs, des cellules toutes prêtes pourraient donc être proposées aux patients atteints de troubles de la pigmentation de la peau, qu’ils soient d’origine génétique comme le syndrome de Griscelli ou qu’ils ne le soient pas, comme le vitiligo qui se manifeste par des taches blanches s’étendant sur la peau. De plus, les scientifiques ont bon espoir d’acquérir une bonne tolérance immunitaire, c’est-à-dire l’absence de rejet par le patient greffé, selon Marc Peschanski.Des cellules efficaces et durables À lire aussiL’effrayante maladie de l’homme-arbre dont la peau se change en ”écorce”Pour l’heure, certains troubles sont traités par autogreffe, explique romandie.com. Il s’agit donc de prélever sur le patient lui-même quelques cellules sur une zone non atteinte et de les réimplanter. Toutefois, cette approche n’est pas suffisante car les mélanocytes ainsi réimplantés ne durent pas plus d’un an. D’autant que si ce type de traitement fonctionne avec le vitiligo, par exemple, il n’est pas possible de l’employer pour l’albinisme.A l’inverse, les cellules souches d’origine embryonnaire (hES) et les cellules équivalentes, dites iPS (induites par reprogrammation génique), peuvent s’auto-renouveler de façon illimitée. Si tout se déroule comme prévu, le premier essai clinique avec de l’épiderme reconstitué aura lieu au premier semestre 2013 sur des ulcères de peau, a indiqué M. Peschanski à l’AFP. Il espère également pouvoir procéder dans deux à trois ans, à des tests sur le vitiligo, une maladie qui touche 0,5% de la population mondiale.Le 24 août 2011 à 19:59 • Maxime Lambert
Chelsea Football Club has made a record £62m profit according to their latest published accounts on Monday.Chelsea recorded a 22.7 percent in turnover as it rose from £361.3m to £443.4m in the financial year ending June 30, 2018.Broadcasting revenues increased by £41.7m to £204.1m, while commercial revenue grew by £32.0m after the club signed several partnership deals including with the new official kit supplier, Nike.The West London club made a profit of £113.0m on player sales, and achieved a record-high profit of £62.0m, after tax.“The club has now posted a series of record-breaking revenue figures and our profit margin has increased in consecutive years,” Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck told the official Chelsea website.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“This has occurred against a backdrop of varying participation in European football, and different degrees of achievement in the Premier League, which demonstrates we have built a sound business footing to support our on-pitch quest for success.“With our matchday income steady, despite not finishing in the top four of the Premier League last season, and our global fanbase increasing, we thank our loyal supporters as well as our hard-working staff and valued partners for helping to make a successful financial year.”These financial results mean that Chelsea continue to comply with the UEFA Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.
Wayne Rooney is confident that the Major League Soccer (MLS) will continue to grow over the years and attract even more top talent.Ever since David Beckham’s arrival in 2007 from Real Madrid, the MLS’ profile has grown exponentially with a host of big names making the move over to the United States.Thierry Henry, Steven Gerrard, David Villa, Kaka, Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and now Zlatan Ibrahimovic have all played in the MLS in the last 12 years.And Rooney, who reached the Eastern Conference semi-finals in his first campaign at DC United last term, is confident that the MLS will attract more big names in the years to come following his former United team-mate Nani’s arrival at Orlando City.“It’s a fantastic league,” said Rooney, according to Sky Sports.“Obviously Nani came as well (to Orlando City). I think he may be 31 (32), I came at 32.“I think you will start getting players in their mid-20s who, instead of going to big teams in Europe, hopefully, we can attract them to come here.“Because I do think it’s a fantastic league and it has got the foundations to keep growing.“Players are seeing that and they are deciding to come here, when they have other offers on the table around Europe.”However, Rooney revealed that his first Stateside winter has been a surprise for him.Report: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…“I have realised how cold it gets,” said the English forward. “A lot colder than back in England, so that was challenging.“We couldn’t really take the kids out anywhere, it was too cold!“I am sure, like a lot of people who have got kids, you take them to school, pick them up and take them somewhere to play, or sit down and do their homework with them.“So, it is quite boring but that’s our life and we enjoy it!”Rooney scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 21 appearances for DC United last season after completing a move from Everton last June.The 2019 MLS season will begin this weekend with Rooney and DC to start their own campaign at home to defending champions Atlanta United at Washington in the Audi Field Stadium on Monday.🌞⚽️ #DCU pic.twitter.com/bcoHGaYtFY— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) February 26, 2019
Councilmember Chris Cate on short-term rentals, scooters regulations, and marijuana 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council has voted to repeal regulations on vacation rentals.In July, the Council passed an ordinance that was designed in part, to combat the housing shortage crisis and the high real estate and rental prices in San Diego by limiting the amount of properties an owner may rent out to vacationers.Yesterday, opponents of the regulations packed the Council Chamber to have their voices heard. The City Council will now regroup to find a solution both sides are satisfied with.Councilmember Chris Cate was in studio to discuss the council’s decision on Short-term rentals, scooter regulations, and marijuana. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Chris Cate, Decision 2018, Scooter FacebookTwitter Posted: October 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom October 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom,
The American Soybean Association (ASA) is celebrating final passage of legislation that includes an extension of the biodiesel tax incentive for one year through Dec. 31, 2009, and provisions to shut down the abusive “splash and dash” practice that currently allows foreign-produced fuel to enter the U.S., claim the biodiesel tax incentive and be shipped to a third country for end use.”Enactment of the biodiesel tax credit extension represents a significant legislative achievement on a key ASA priority because the growth in biodiesel sales has raised soybean prices by a conservative estimate of at least $2.00 per bushel,” said ASA President John Hoffman, a soybean producer from Waterloo, Iowa. “Soybean farmers greatly appreciate the work of Congress to get this extension through before they adjourned.”In an interesting twist, the Senate added the tax extenders bill, including the one year extension of the biodiesel tax credit, to the financial rescue package (H.R. 1424, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act), which the Senate passed on Oct. 1, by a vote of 74-25. The House took up the bill today and passed the measure by a vote of 263-171. The bill now goes to President George W. Bush, who is expected to sign it into law.Earlier this week, ASA issued a “Call to Action” to its members to contact Members of Congress and urge them to support the extension of the biodiesel tax credit included in the economic rescue legislation. ASA also signed on to a letter with a broad coalition of businesses, environmental organizations, public health advocates, electric utilities, agricultural organizations, investors, labor groups, nongovernmental organizations, states and trade associations urging Congress not to adjourn before enacting the tax extenders package.ASA and its 25 State Affiliates successfully championed the original biodiesel incentive that became law in 2004. In 2005, ASA also achieved its goal when the landmark Energy Bill extended the biodiesel tax incentive through 2008. The excise tax credit amounts to a penny per percentage point of biodiesel blended with petroleum diesel for “agri-biodiesel,” such as that made from soybean oil.”Biodiesel is an excellent way for America’s soybean growers to boost U.S. energy security, promote economic development and improve the environment,” Hoffman said. “This legislation will also help support the price of soybeans by creating demand for biodiesel made from soybean oil.”
ADC AUTHOR The White House and congressional leaders are both issuing late warnings that the VA “Mission Act” to improve veterans’ access private health care will experience a bumpy rollout, Government Executive reported.The VA is in final preparations to implement the bipartisan measure that President Trump signed into law in 2017 but has faced pushback from some who see it as an administration attempt to privatize VA health care.The program is designed to consolidate existing approved private care programs and ease veterans’ access to those providers.Earlier this year the VA released its standards for accessing private care under the act, which would require meeting certain distance and eligibility requirements.The new standards are expected to go into effect in June, but House VA Committee Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and Senate VA Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.) have voiced concerns that the program and its new standards will hollow out VA care.“Since the Mission Act was signed into law, I’ve had concerns the VA’s primary focus could be on supplanting in-house care instead of supplementing that care when it makes the most sense for our veterans,” Tester said.Tester has also said the VA is at risk of sending patients out for private care that is lower in quality and less timely.DOD photo by Reese Brown
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I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $210 at Best Buy $60 at Best Buy Chris Monroe/CNET I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $6 at Tidal Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. There are many moons in our screenshot, so we’ve pointed to the emoji you’ll need to send. Facebook/Screenshot by CNET Dark mode makes Facebook Messenger a bit easier on the eyes, but you’ll have to get your emoji game on to unlock it.To add the dark mode, toggle to the menu on iOS and Android and then send the crescent moon emoji to someone. That’ll result in an animation with a bunch of moons falling down the screen.There are several moon emoji. This Easter egg is tied specifically to the crescent moon.After this, dark mode will be unlocked in the settings menu. If it’s not working for you, make sure you’ve got the latest Messenger update from the App Store or Google Play store.Facebook teased dark mode in October and tested it in a few regions in January, but now it’s widely available.The company revealed why it hid dark mode behind an Easter egg. It’s designed as a “fun opt-in way to slowly ramp up” that lets Facebook Messenger’s engineering teams make tweaks before the feature is universally available, a spokesperson said Monday in an email.”Plus it’s just delightful to stumble upon a cool new feature like this while casually texting friends. We wanted people to be surprised and delighted.”First published March 4 at 3:26 a.m. PT.Update, 7:24 a.m.: Adds Facebook comment. $999 What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple iPhone XS $999 $299 at Amazon $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Tags An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Now playing: Watch this: Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Sarah Tew/CNET Emoji Facebook,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Mobile Tech Industry Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sprint $999 See It 7 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Sarah Tew/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Angela Lang/CNET See at Amazon Best Buy Comments See It DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Rylo Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tags Read Google Home Hub review $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See it Share your voice See at Turo $520 at HP Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Comments 5 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Read the AirPods review Amazon
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt dance at Zee Cine Awards 2019.InstagramIt seems Ranbir Kapoor is in damage control mode. Just a day after his pictures hugging ex-flame Deepika Padukone went viral, Ranbir Kapoor made a huge public display of affection for his lady love Alia Bhatt! It happened at the Zee Cine Awards 2019 where Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were captured holding hands by the photographers.People present at the awards show have also posted videos of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt on stage, dancing to Ishq Wala Love. The couple has set hearts racing with their chemistry! Ishq Wala Love is a song picturised on Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan in their debut film Student of the Year. By dancing to it with her real-life boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt has surely made it official!Rumours of the grand wedding of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have been around for a while now. The couple has also been hunting for a home in New York, where Ranbir’s dad Rishi Kapoor is undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illness. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt hold hands at the Zee Cine Awards 2019.Varinder ChawlaThe wedding may happen next year after the release of their superhero film Brahmastra, directed by Ayan Mukerji. We guess the success of Brahmastra will decide the fate of their relationship. Let’s see if it is stronger than that and this Bollywood couple gets hitched soon.Ranbir Kapoor not only made up with Alia Bhatt for his hug pictures with Deepika Padukone but also with Deepika’s husband Ranveer Singh when he hugged him at the Zee Cine Awards 2019. It seems the hug happened after Ranveer Singh won the Best Actor (Male) Viewers’ Choice award for Padmaavat. (Ranbir Kapoor won the Best Actor trophy at the Zee Cine Awards 2019 for the movie Sanju.)Take a look at the pictures and videos of the event posted by RJ Alok. Expect more fireworks from this couple now!
Last week I wrote about a statue of a pregnant Black woman, her golden fist raised to the sky in defiance of Baltimore’s Confederate monuments and in the minds of many, the White supremacist mores they symbolize.The statue crafted by artist Pablo Machioli in protest of Confederate monuments in Baltimore was defaced with the words “nigger” and “White power.She was placed in protest in front of the Lee-Jackson monument in Wyman Dell. Less than a day later she was unceremoniously removed by Baltimore police and Baltimore City park rangers and relocated to an out of the way storage facility in Druid Hill Park. And less than a day after that, she was taken to the Copycat Building, an artist enclave near Midtown.That’s when the White supremacist attitudes for which she was crafted to confront manifested in the actions of someone who scrawled, “nigger,” and “white power,” on her Black body.Further, poems posted near the statue’s location and around the building in reaction to the racist vandalism, were torn down and some urinated upon.So, much for life in post racial America. Welcome to life in Baltimore.“To me it was very empowering to see that statue,” Nakia Brown said during an interview on, “First Edition,” on October 9. Brown is the artist who posted her poetry near the location of the statue inside the Copycat building (where she’s been living for about a month) and in other areas of the artist enclave protesting the racist graffiti, only to have it torn down and urinated on.“There is a stigma within the artist community, which is representative of the greater community. There is a strong segregation; there are Black arts communities, there are White art communities. And the Copycat has been known, at least in the Black arts community, that people don’t want to live there,” Brown added.Of course, Brown’s insight on Baltimore segregation is incredibly cogent topically and historically.Baltimore earned its notorious tag of, “Mobtown,” in the mid-1800’s because of the city’s large population of lawless hooligans, all too eager to wield mob violence against any who opposed them. Immigrants and Blacks, particularly free Blacks who outnumbered slaves 8 to 1 during the decade before the Civil War were frequent targets. Further, free Blacks lived in constant fear of being kidnapped and sold into slavery just to the south in Richmond by adherents to the Mobtown mentality.When the Lee-Jackson monument was erected in May of 1948, more than 3,000 people attended the ceremony including the Governor of Maryland, William Preston Lane, Jr., and Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro. Baltimore was (and still is) one of the most segregated cities in America and in 1948 the city’s Black population was in the vanguard of the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement, and had been for decades.The installation of this monument to two of the greatest icons of the Confederacy was perhaps a not so subtle reminder back then to “uppity Negroes,” to remember their place.The same message has seemingly been transmitted over the generations to 2015 in the form of the words nigger and White power emblazoned upon the Black body of an anti-Confederacy, anti-oppression artwork.“I live in Baltimore and I’ve been suffering oppression, police brutality and all that has happened here I feel it in my own skin,” said Pablo Machioli, the artist who created the anti Confederate statue. Machioli, a native of Uruguay, sees the creation of the statue as his contribution to this transcendent time in Baltimore’s history, despite the racist machinations of one individual or those who support their actions.“For me, this was an opportunity for me to connect more in a community where I live to use the tools I have, the creativity I have in the creation of positive change,” he said.“This person who did this (defacing statue) has a lot of issues, they have a lot of hate.” Machioli added.Despite Baltimore’s racist infrastructure; covert, overt and institutionalized, I still believe in the resilient people of this great but deeply flawed American city. And I’m not alone.“Out of chaos comes order,” Brown said. “We’ve seen lots of people come together; Black, White, Asian, all types of people who realize this is wrong and that in this space…we need to be able to come together.”Sean Yoes is a senior contributor for the AFRO and host and executive producer of First Edition, which airs Monday through Friday, 5-7 pm on WEAA 88.9.
Posted by Monday, August 15, 2016 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> SANTIAGO — Australis’ Kids Go Free in December deal is available until Oct. 31, or while supplies last.Offering upscale expedition cruises through Patagonia and around Cape Horn, Australis is featuring two routes in the promotion.The three-night Discover Patagonia itinerary from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas is priced from US$2,440 for one adult and one child, double occupancy with the deal, for departures Dec. 7, 14 and 21.The four-night Tierra del Fuego Fjords itinerary from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia is priced from US$2,957 for one adult and one child, double occupancy, departing Dec. 10, 17 and 24.Children must be 17 years of age or younger to qualify for the savings. Port taxes and gratuities are not included.E-mail email@example.com or see australis.com. Share Kids sail free with Australis this December
Go back to the e-newsletterA new cruise tour adventure to Africa from Cruise Express combines the exotic charms of the islands of the Indian Ocean with awe-inspiring attractions such as Kruger’s famous wildlife and Victoria Falls – the world’s biggest curtain of falling water.Departing Australia on 15 March 2017, the 26-night ‘Icons of Africa’ Unique Journey begins with a flight from Australia to the turquoise lagoons of Mauritius for a three-night stay at a seaside resort, with a local sightseeing tour also included.Guests then board Voyages of Discovery’s 540-passenger ship, Voyager, for a 14-night Indian Ocean cruise to Cape Town via the lush, volcanic island of Reunion and the mountains, jungles and colourful culture of Madagascar. Before reaching Cape Town, Voyager will also visit three other ports in South Africa – Richards Bay and Durban, which are close to authentic Zulu villages, and also Port Elizabeth with its spectacular beaches.Disembarking in Cape Town, guests will be driven 45 minutes to the picturesque township of Franschhoek for a one-night stay in an elegant country house nestled in the heart of South Africa’s premier food and wine region.Visits to distinguished wine estates are also included in the itinerary. Two nights in Cape Town follow with a visit to the famous Cape of Good Hope separating the Indian and Atlantic oceans at the bottom of Africa.Guests then fly to the wild Kruger region of South Africa for a three-night stay at the award-winning Nottens Bush Camp. Located in the wildlife-rich Sabi Sands Reserve, the exclusive, family-run game lodge offers an authentic safari experience, with candlelit fine dining, blazing campfires, an open bar and private, game viewing decks in every room.While staying at the all-inclusive camp, guests can join two safaris a day to search for the Big Five: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros.From Kruger, guests fly to Victoria Falls in Zambia for a two-night stay to explore the largest sheet of falling water in the world – 1.7-kilometre-wide and 108-metre-tall, or twice the height of Niagara Falls. A sunset cruise on the Zambezi River completes the itinerary before the flight home to Australia.Modern day explorers keen to immerse themselves deeper in the wonders of Africa, can join an optional, three-night extension tour to Botswana. Here they will see the rich and varied wildlife of the famed Okavango Delta.Guests will stay in luxury tents at the all-inclusive Machaba Camp and can join land and water safaris to look for hippopotamus, giraffes, crocodiles, cheetahs, rhinoceros and zebras.Including return flights from Australia and within Africa and the cruise, the main 26-night Icons of Africa package is available from $12,490 per person, twin-share. The three-night, all-inclusive extension to the Okavango Delta is an additional $4990 per person, twin-share.Go back to the e-newsletter
Go back to the e-newsletterJumeirah Dhevanafushi, situated at the southernmost tip of the Maldives, invites guests to explore the resort’s incredible house reef with the newly unveiled Underwater Snorkelling Adventure experience.The package offers guests the chance to discover some of the world’s rarest, largest and most beautiful coral reefs under the guidance of Jumeirah’s Dhevanafushi’s expert marine biologist. The heart-shaped Meradhoo Island is located on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, 400 kilometres from the capital Malé and is one of the most remote islands in the Maldives.Guests will begin the morning with an exclusive opportunity to meet with the hotel’s marine biologist, who will talk about the importance of ecology and preserving the reef through an animated presentation. From there, guests will follow one of the resort’s experienced guides and plunge into the warm clear waters, discovering a kaleidoscopic world teeming with marine life. The underwater snorkelling adventure offers the opportunity to listen to the parrotfish feeding off the coral, watch schools of vibrant reef fish swim by and search for sleeping octopuses by the rocks. Other finds may include trumpet fish, groupers, butterfly fish and wrasse and, if lucky, the guide may be able to find some turtles. Further afield, dolphins have been known to visit too. Competent swimmers can even snorkel along the 850-metre stretch to the water bungalows, swimming along the house reef and diving past the drop-off into the ocean to discover some of the most incredible coral reefs the world has to offer.The package also offers the opportunity to help with cleaning the house reef, and for anyone looking to go scuba diving during their stay, the resort’s PADI-certified Meradhoo dive centre can accommodate beginners right the way through to experts.The resort comprises 37 suites, including 21 villas on land and 16 overwater Ocean Revives and Sanctuaries that are only accessible by boat. The overwater villas are equipped with a small ladder from the decking which leads directly into the waters of the ocean, perfect for more snorkelling. All accommodation options offer a private pool and personal butler. Three restaurants and one cocktail bar offer mouth-watering delicacies and those looking for adventure may enjoy motorised or non-motorised water sports. Special excursions for couples can also be arranged including a romantic dinner cooked by a chef on the nearby private island Minimenza.Go back to the e-newsletter