Silva says Everton didn’t deserve defeat to Sheffield Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva says they didn’t deserve defeat to Sheffield United.A Yerry Mina own goal and a late Lys Mousset strike condemned Everton to defeat at Goodison Park.Silva said: “It was a tough game for us. Of course we didn’t deserve the result but when you make mistakes like we did this afternoon you don’t get what you deserve.”For the second goal it should have been easy for our defenders to clear the ball. The second half was bad – not good enough. We need to show more and try new things.”Some individual performances were not at the level we expect, but that’s part of the game. The key moment for me was the mistake we made in the first goal.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Print Close Drydocks World, November 13, 2013 zoom Drydocks World, the established international service provider of maritime services to the oil & gas and energy sectors received the prestigious 7th Cycle Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award in the Manufacturing Category. The award held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai is the highest level of national recognition for excellence in business performance that an organization in the UAE can receive.The award was presented at a gala ceremony organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Madinat Jumeirah Mina A’Salam Hotel, Dubai, UAE on November 13, 2013. The event was graced by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. Local and international business leaders as well as top executives attended the Ceremony to recognize and celebrate the Award winners.The organization was evaluated by a team of assessors for its current practices and was benchmarked with the best in class business practices to verify their compliance with the award criteria. An international and independent panel of judges, chaired by H. E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, reviewed and endorsed the list of winners.His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World received the Award. He said “We are extremely proud to have received this prestigious Award for our business performance and contribution to the economic development of the country. We believe in systematically using best practices and quality management principles and tools for achieving excellence in all areas of our business and operations. We have adopted a holistic approach along with a cohesive strategic planning process with a strong customer and market focus and have in place techniques and tools for measuring and benchmarking business performance on a constant basis. I must admit that these have served us well and this recognition will encourage us to work even harder and put in even greater efforts for continuous improvement.”Drydocks World Quality Management System is modelled based on international state-of-the-art standards for continuous improvement of its processes and business performance. The centralized and fully autonomous Business Excellence and Quality Control functions ensure that products and services are delivered with consistent and uncompromised quality. Continuous assessment and audits identify opportunities for improving the product realization processes and the quality management system effectiveness. The shipyard’s management systems are certified as per the API Specification Q1, ISO/TS 29001, ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001, BS OHSAS 18001 standards and holds ASME certification for its various maritime operations.Drydocks World has worked on pioneering projects such as the world’s largest turret for Shell’s Prelude FLNG in Australia, the Solan subsea storage tank – one of the largest – for Premier Oil in the UK, the gigantic DolWin beta HVDC Offshore Platform Structure for wind energy farms off Germany and the conversion of tankers-to-Modular Capture Vessels for AET Ship Management in the Gulf of Mexico. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 My location
June 6, 2014 zoom The CMA CGM Group has announced an upgrade on its SAMWAF service with direct and regular calls on the South America East Coast – West Africa trade, as from the end of May, 2014.The upgrade will bring to the service larger vessels and add two new calls in Lomé (Togo) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).The new structure reinforces and strengthens the commitment of the Group to develop the relationship between South America and Africa, and offers a wide range of connection opportunities through local feeders, barges and transshipment to Montevideo (Uruguay) and Asuncion (Paraguay), via Itajaí; and Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and other African destinations available via our Lomé hub.Inland transportation is also provided by integrated intermodal solutions, being the SAMWAF service the gateway to connect the Brazilian and African markets.The new service configuration will be settled in two stages: Phase 1 – From the end of May to August 2014: CMA CGM will share allocation on 2500 TEU NileDutch vessels;Phase 2 – From August 2014 onwards: CMA CGM Group and NileDutch will enter into Vessel Sharing Agreement. Four vessels of 4250 TEU will be operated, of which two will be contributed by CMA CGM and two by NileDutch.The service, that provides bi-monthly departures, will operate according to the following rotation: Buenos Aires, Rio Grande, Itajaí, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Lomé, Pointe Noire, Luanda, Buenos Aires.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — President Donald Trump says he’s cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian vessels.Trump tweeted his decision Thursday after departing Washington for a world leader summit in Argentina, where he and Putin were to meet.Trump says “based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin. I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!”Russia recently seized three Ukrainian vessels and crews. Russia said Ukraine didn’t have permission to pass between Russia’s mainland and the Crimean Peninsula. Ukraine insisted its vessels abided by maritime laws.The Associated Press
“You meet at a time of ongoing political tension and instability in the region, which have clear implications for socio-economic and political development,” Mr. Annan said in a message to the twenty-third session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which opened yesterday and will run through 12 May. The message was delivered by Mervat Tallawy, the regional body’s Executive Secretary.Mr. Annan said that conflict and turmoil had not diminished the West Asian people’s thirst for progress and reform, and he urged the political officials and social, economic and media figures in attendance to be prepared to take collective action this coming September in New York, when the world’s nations will gather to consider the comprehensive agenda he put forward in his report “In Larger Freedom.””The basic thrust of my proposals is that we cannot have security without development, we cannot have development without security and we cannot have either without respect for human rights and the rule of law,” Mr. Annan said. “I urge you to do your part – for your people through engaging actively in UN-ESCWA, and for all people through your support for bold decisions this coming September.”In her address to the meeting, Ms. Tallawy said that most of the countries in the Arab region were facing difficulties that were depriving the people of the opportunity to pursue the same path towards sustainable development as the other regions of the world. But notwithstanding those very real challenges, the ESCWA region has been able to make progress, she said, highlighting improvements in economic performance, low inflation, a 90 per cent primary school enrolment, and, among other things, increased attention from foreign investors.Many challenges nevertheless remained, she said, emphasizing that countries in the region would need assistance to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “Strenuous efforts must be made to achieve regional integration, increase cooperation between countries in the region…increase joint undertakings by Arab country and private sector and civil society institutions aimed at activating the economic role and directing greater activity towards productive activity.”Another highlight of the session’s first day was the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on maritime transport cooperation in the Arab Mashreq, the eastern half of the Arab region. On the heels of respective agreements on international roads and international railways in the Arab Mashreq, the new measure aims to bolster economic cooperation and integration, and acknowledge the importance of maritime transport in serving and enhancing intra-regional trade. The MOU was signed by representatives from Jordan, Syria, Qatar, Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and the Palestinians.Today the Commission held a roundtable discussion of peace and security and its effect on development, with Ms. Tallawy stressing the need for member countries of the region to prepare meticulous, constructive notes pending discussion of Mr. Annan’s report at the United Nations in September. That would give the vision, interests and worries of the Arab region the attention they deserve in the report, and hence in the policies of the international community, she said.She also quoted a number of experts as saying that Western Asia could have reached a growth rate approaching that of countries in South-East Asia, and that unemployment could have been cut in half, had the area not suffered the wars, occupations and instability it did.“The whole world might have avoided a lot of anguish had the situation in the region been different,” she said. “Owing to this region’s position and its resources – here I am not only referring to oil or other natural resources but also to its vast human resources – the developments, tensions and events that befall our countries have a global effect economically, culturally and socially. Hence, it is no surprise to find the attention of the whole world focused on this region in particular.”
by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted May 11, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated May 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Pierre Beaudoin, scion of Bombardier founding family, quits executive role Bombardier’s chief executive Alain Bellemare, left, and chairman Pierre Beaudoin get set to start the company’s annual meeting Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz DORVAL, Que. – Pierre Beaudoin is relinquishing his role as Bombardier’s executive chairman, marking the first time in 75 years that a member of the company’s founding family won’t be involved in the day-to-day operations of the plane and train maker.Beaudoin, who became a focal point of public anger and shareholder frustration over the issue of executive compensation, will step down from the position as of June 30 but remain non-executive chairman of the board of directors. Alain Bellemare, who replaced Beaudoin as CEO in February 2015, will remain in place.“The time has come for me to ask the board to proceed with this change to complete this transition started two years ago,” Beaudoin said at Bombardier’s annual general meeting as about 50 people protested outside.The announcement followed a building torrent of shareholder dissatisfaction over the company’s leadership at the executive level.Beaudoin’s father, who guided Bombardier for decades, said the change in his son’s role saddened him.“It’s not an easy situation but I think his situation will normalize,” said Laurent Beaudoin, 78, adding he was particularly disappointed with the Caisse de depot, the Quebec pension fund manager that had publicly expressed its displeasure with Pierre.Before the meeting, five of Canada’s largest pension fund managers including the Caisse and several large American institutional investors said they didn’t support Pierre Beaudoin’s re-election to the board. They also opposed Bombardier’s executive compensation plan and withdrew support for several director nominees, though all of them including Beaudoin were elected to the board and the compensation proposal passed.The shareholder vote is only advisory and non-binding, but can be used to send a powerful signal. The founding family, which includes Beaudoin, controls 53 per cent of votes despite owning only 13 per cent of outstanding shares.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) had proposed to award Beaudoin and its top five executives compensation hikes of nearly 50 per cent. Beaudoin later renounced the increases and other executives postponed the compensation plan by a year until 2020 after much outcry.That came after the company received assistance from the federal and Quebec governments of more than US$1 billion over the past year.The Caisse, which has a 30 per cent stake in Bombardier’s railway division, said the change for Pierre Beaudoin is a step in the right direction.“That said, on the matter of principle, we continue to believe Bombardier needs an independent chair,” said spokesman Maxime Chagnon.The union representing Bombardier employees in Montreal said Beaudoin’s move doesn’t resolve the core problem of exorbitant compensation for executives who led a company in need of public aid while issuing thousands of layoffs.“Without wanting to defend Pierre Beaudoin, I find that these last days he serves as scapegoat,” said David Chartrand, Quebec co-ordinator of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.The response inside the meeting was more mixed. Some shareholders complained that the family’s grip over Bombardier has slowed the company’s progress, while others said they should continue to be deeply involved.The change in Beaudoin’s role was one that had been discussed by the board for several months, said Jean Monty, head of Bombardier’s human resources and compensation committee.Beaudoin’s compensation, which was US$3.85 million last year, will be substantially reduced once he becomes chairman, Monty said. The amount he receives will be decided by the board.The announcement Thursday coincided with the release of first-quarter results that showed revenue was down nine per cent to US$3.58 billion for the three-month period ending March 31. Losses were US$31 million or two cents per share, down from US$138 million or seven cents per share.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier’s shares closed at $2.21, up 7.8 per cent.
“Young people who survive war have an amazing ability to persevere and become the champions for peace that are so needed, despite the horrors they have been through,” said Ishmael Beah, the UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War, wrapping up his visit.“I know from experience that all that pain, that unimaginable suffering, and that sense of loss of humanity, can all be refocussed towards something positive […] especially when you have someone who believes in you, supports you and extends a helping hand” he added.Mr. Beah – internationally renowned for his books, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier and Radiance of Tomorrow, a novel – is a former child soldier from Sierra Leone, forcibly recruited at the age of 13. His parents and two brothers were killed in the brutal conflict.During his three-day visit to Jordan, the UNICEF Advocate visited the Za’atari refugee camp and a UNICEF-supported centre for learning and psychosocial support operated in the Jordanian capital Amman to amplify the voices of vulnerable children and young people affected by the conflict in Syria, which is now in its seventh year.More than 2.5 million children the war-torn country are now refugees, living in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq.“These young people have been teaching me a lot in return,” said Mr. Beah after the trip. “These young people don’t want to be pitied, they want to have their rights respected and be empowered so that they can grow to their full potential.” UNICEF together with its partners has trained young people who are refugees or vulnerable host communities as researchers as part of an initiative to freely allow young people – many of whom dropped out of school and started working to help their families make ends meet – to learn about their lives and aspirations. The research, which is based on the premise that young people are more likely to be open about their thoughts and feelings with other young people, is meant to contribute to better access to education and vocational training.The training also equips vulnerable young people with skills to address issues like early marriage, protection against violence and hazardous types of labour.
Then-redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball during a game Sept. 6 at Ohio Stadium. OSU lost 35-21. Credit: Lantern File Photo.Last season’s 35-21 Virginia Tech victory over eventual national champion Ohio State stood as 2014’s biggest upset, and now the two squads are set to meet up again exactly a year and a day later.The Buckeyes and Hokies met in Columbus last season for a Week Two matchup. An inexperienced redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett struggled to the tune of 9-of-29 passing with three interceptions, and he was sacked seven times by a relentless Virginia Tech rush.Although the scene is shifting from Columbus to Blacksburg, Virginia, safety Tyvis Powell said last year’s game is something that will be fresh on the players’ minds Monday night.“It is definitely set up this year for us to have a lot of motivation and a lot of excitement because of what happened to us last year,” the redshirt junior said. “We’ve got a chance to try to get back at them, try to get them to feel the same way, so it’s definitely set up for us to have an advantage on the excitement side.”Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium, which has a capacity of 66,233, has never hosted a top-ranked team before. Hokies coach Frank Beamer said he has used the magnitude of the game to try to inspire his players, as he knows how devastating the Buckeyes can be.“We have probably the best football team that’s ever played in Lane Stadium coming in here this coming week,” Beamer said during a Wednesday teleconference. “Talented, well-coached, No. 1, ran the table last year, got a lot of guys back, so we understand the challenge, we understand that games like this don’t come very often.“It’s been my experience over the years that playing a team like this helps you as far as the focus for the game. We’ve got smart guys around here, they turn the tape on and they understand that we’ve got to play a great football game to have a chance to win this thing.”OSU senior defensive lineman Tommy Schutt said he expects a nearly unmatched atmosphere at Lane Stadium on Monday, but that is something he and OSU coach Urban Meyer — who has not lost a road game in his three years with the Buckeyes — thrive on.“Personally I love away games,” Schutt said. “I love walking into a place where people don’t necessarily like you and boo you when you walk into the stadium. I think that’s fun, and it really adds adrenaline and excitement for the game, and it definitely puts a chip on your shoulder.”Depth perceptionWhen OSU’s depth chart was released on Tuesday, the word “or” appeared at five different starting spots:Quarterback: Barrett or redshirt junior Cardale JonesWide receiver: Redshirt sophomore James Clark, redshirt freshman Johnny Dixon or redshirt freshman Terry McLaurin (opposite redshirt junior Michael Thomas)H-back: Redshirt senior Braxton Miller or sophomore Curtis SamuelDefensive end: Redshirt freshman Sam Hubbard or sophomore Jalyn Holmes (opposite redshirt sophomore Tyquan Lewis)Kicker: Redshirt senior Jack Willoughby or sophomore Sean NuernbergerDebuts and returnsMonday’s game stands to be the OSU debut of Hubbard, McLaurin, Willoughby and redshirt freshman wide receiver Parris Campbell.Additionally, Miller, who started 36 games at quarterback for the Buckeyes from 2011-2013 and was a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, is set to play a prominent role at his new H-back position. The Huber Heights, Ohio, product is also listed with Samuel as the team’s punt returner.Willoughby, a transfer from Duke who is slotted in as the kickoff specialist, could see a role as a long-yardage field-goal kicker, with Nuernberger, who converted just five of 10 field goal attempts from 40 yards or more last year, handling shorter kicks.Meyer said on Monday that Campbell and McLaurin will be on the field with the special teams, as well.Filling inOn July 30, the team announced redshirt senior wide receiver Corey Smith, redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall, junior H-back Dontre Wilson and junior defensive end Joey Bosa were suspended for the opener at Virginia Tech due to violations of athletic department policies.The biggest loss is Bosa, a unanimous 2014 Associated Press All-American who piled up 13.5 sacks last year. Smith, Marshall and Wilson also take a hit on an already-thin offense that lost two of its top three receivers from a year ago to the NFL and lost another — sophomore Noah Brown — for the season last week with a broken leg.Hubbard and Holmes should split time picking up the slack for Bosa, while Clark, Dixon, McLaurin, Campbell and redshirt senior Jeff Greene will likely get snaps at wide receiver.Greene — who had one catch last season for 13 yards — represents the lone player among those filling in — plus Miller — who has pulled in a single reception for the Scarlet and Gray.Remember them?Virginia Tech then-redshirt junior quarterback Michael Brewer (12) attempts a throw during a game Sept. 6 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File Photo.Quarterback Michael Brewer, who completed 23 of 36 passes for 199 yards and a pair of scores against OSU last year, will be back under center for his redshirt senior season. Senior safety Donovan Riley, whose 63-yard pick-six interception of Barrett in the game’s final minute sealed the win for the Hokies, who once again will be lined up in coverage across from the OSU quarterback — whoever that may be.Redshirt seniors Dadi Nicolas and Derek Di Nardo — who each sacked Barrett twice in last year’s game — as well as All-ACC cornerback Kendall Fuller, also will be out there again for the Hokies. Fuller should play a big role on Monday, as Beamer plans to match him up one-on-one with Thomas for the entirety of the contest.What’s next?After the season-opening meeting with Virginia Tech, the Buckeyes are scheduled to host Hawaii five days later in their home opener. Kickoff for the matchup with the Hokies is set for 8 p.m., with the game against Hawaii scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Click to enlarge What is a home rule charter?To understand what a home rule charter does, you must first understand the current form of government.The state constitution, ratified in 1889, spells out how county governments operate, unless voters opt for a home rule charter. The constitution calls for an elected three-member board of commissioners, along with other elected offices such as auditor, treasurer, assessor, clerk, sheriff and prosecuting attorney.In 1948, the constitution was amended to allow counties to adopt home rule charters. These charters allow local jurisdictions, through an elected board of freeholders, to revamp the structure of county government. There are six charter counties in Washington, with King County being the first to adopt a charter in 1969. Some of the charter counties have enacted large-scale overhauls — King County’s board, for example, has nine members — while changes to other counties are small.What the charter would do• Add two council members. One of the commissioners would be the council chairman.• Hire a county manager, who would oversee department heads. The manager would lead many of the day-to-day operations of the county as part of the charter’s call for separating legislative and executive powers.• Reduce the council members’ pay nearly in half. The four council members would receive an annual salary of $53,000 a year; the council chair would receive $64,000.• With the exception of the council chair, the council members would be elected by district in the general election. The council chair would be elected at large.
(WSVN) – The Washington Post is reporting that President Trump plans to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal, as early as next week.If this goes through, Congress would have 60 days to consider whether or not to reimpose sanctions against Iran.Meanwhile, while at an unrelated meeting with military leaders, Thursday, the topic of Iran came up.“We must not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons,” said Trump. “The Iranian regime supports terrorism and exports violence, bloodshed and chaos across the Middle East.”The Obama-era pact called for the United States to lift sanctions in Iran in exchange for Iran curbing it’s nuclear program.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Credit: Tiago Fioreze / Wikipedia Citation: Researchers find storm periodicity in southern oceans (2014, February 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-02-storm-periodicity-southern-oceans.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Future weather conditions are hard to predict due in part to their seemingly random nature, but one part of the world may not be as random as has thought. In this new effort, the research duo pulled out atmospheric data (from balloons, surface temperature readings and satellite observations) relevant to southern hemispheric oceans, covering the past thirty years. In so doing, they focused primarily on circulation of large atmospheric events in the middle latitudes over the southern oceans. That led them to the discovery of a near rhythmic flow of heat as it was carried from the tropical regions into the colder mid-latitudes. That flow, they noted, tended to cause an imbalance in atmospheric conditions that led to the development of storms. It happens, they report, over and over, with storms occurring roughly every 20 to 30 days.Atmospheric scientists have long known about tropic based circulation patterns—so well-known are they that some of them have names, such as the Quasi-Biennial or Madden-Julian Oscillation. What’s surprising is that such circulation patterns are apparently indirectly impacting weather patterns in the mid-latitudes in the south—so much so that the weather there has become periodic as a result. At least as startling, perhaps, is that no one until now has noticed this weather system—at least not in the scientific community—anecdotal evidence suggests sailors have known about it for years.The team used what they had learned to build a computer model to simulate the conditions that were evident in the data record and found the same result, which they suggest means that storms really do follow a periodic pattern in the oceanic part of the Southern Hemisphere—a finding that could prove invaluable for weather forecasters in South America, Africa, Australia or even Antarctica. (Phys.org) —A pair of researchers with the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University has found that storms in the Southern Hemisphere tend to occur on a 20 to 30 day periodic basis. In their paper published in the journal Science, David Thompson and Elizabeth Barnes describe how they analyzed thirty years of atmospheric data and used it to create a weather model that revealed the periodic behavior of weather patterns in the Southern Hemisphere. Journal information: Science More information: Periodic Variability in the Large-Scale Southern Hemisphere Atmospheric Circulation, Science 7 February 2014: Vol. 343 no. 6171 pp. 641-645. DOI: 10.1126/science.1247660AbstractPeriodic behavior in the climate system has important implications not only for weather prediction but also for understanding and interpreting the physical processes that drive climate variability. Here we demonstrate that the large-scale Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation exhibits marked periodicity on time scales of approximately 20 to 30 days. The periodicity is tied to the Southern Hemisphere baroclinic annular mode and emerges in hemispheric-scale averages of the eddy fluxes of heat, the eddy kinetic energy, and precipitation. Observational and theoretical analyses suggest that the oscillation results from feedbacks between the extratropical baroclinicity, the wave fluxes of heat, and radiative damping. The oscillation plays a potentially profound role in driving large-scale climate variability throughout much of the mid-latitude Southern Hemisphere. © 2014 Phys.org Changing atmospheric circulation over North Atlantic less likely to steer Sandy-like storms into the US coast
Packers fans are desperately holding out hope for an Aaron Rodgers return from a broken collarbone to lead Green Bay into the playoffs, and Rodgers did nothing to help quiet those rumors when he was spotted tossing some deep balls – reportedly between 30 and 50 yards – during warm ups at Heinz Field before last night’s loss to the Steelers.The Pack is sitting at 5-6, so it’s unlikely Rodgers would come back if they were completely out of playoff contention, and tossing in warm ups is a different animal than facing a live pass rush during an NFL game, but that won’t stop Green Bay die-hards from hoping for a miracle.Here’s A-Rodg getting loose.Impressive sight! @rothchris and I both intrigued by @AaronRodgers12 throwing pregame here in Pittsburgh, 54 yards of air on that ball @WBAY pic.twitter.com/JsLQdTFfmW— Dave Schroeder (@SchroederWBAY) November 26, 2017 Aaron Rodgers can’t come back earlier than the Carolina game, but this is a promising sight to see for Packers fans. Rodgers throwing at Heinz Field before #GBvsPIT #Packers pic.twitter.com/eA3GVWxQs5— Lindsey Pallares (@lindseylares) November 27, 2017 Advertisement
A human rights lawyer has called for a cruise ship operator to boycott Bermuda after the country repealed its same-sex marriage laws. GAYSTARNEWS- Under Bermuda’s new ‘domestic partnership’ act, same sex couples cannot marry on board Carnival Corp’s ships, which are bound under the country’s laws – even at sea (Picture: Carnival Corporation & plc) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Carnival and its subsidiaries have been replying to queries regarding Bermuda’s decision and Carnival Corporation’s future plans with a reminder that its cruise lines are “proud to be strong supporters of the ‘LGBT’ community and host and/or sponsor many events.” However, support is not simply about corporate sponsorship of events. Real support consists of actively supporting the equal rights of LGBTQ people and refusing to accept the diminution of your passengers’ rights and dignity.Flying Bermuda’s flag under these new circumstances would signal that Carnival acquiesces with discrimination and Bermuda’s shocking denial of equality and love. No legal or tax bonus gained in Bermuda can possibly be worth colluding with discrimination. Make no mistake, a cruise ship line that chooses to be flagged or remain flagged under a nation that has chosen to discriminate becomes complicit in discrimination. Can the ships of Cunard, Princess and P&O proudly fly the flag of Bermuda after this act?I recently wrote to Cunard explaining “as a human rights lawyer and as a citizen of the United Kingdom recently married to a same sex partner, I simply do not feel comfortable taking a cruise on a ship registered in a jurisdiction that does not accept my marriage.” I therefore asked Cunard to stand with its professed values and drop the Bermuda flag of convenience for its entire fleet and refund my deposit and the deposits of all LGBTQ clients who may make this request.I received a reply that implies Carnival Corporation’s cruise ship companies are staying in Bermuda and that Carnival Corporation is turning its back on marriage equality and LGBTQ rights. It said, in part:“Having been delighted and wholly supportive of the Bermuda Government’s change in law last May, which allowed us to conduct same sex marriages on board our ships we are disappointed with this more recent outcome. I can assure you that we will now be working closely with the Bermudan authorities to understand the legalities of ‘Domestic Partnership Act 2017′ and whether we can offer our guests same sex marriages in the future.’The issue is not whether Carnival Corporation was happy when Bermuda accepted marriage equality but the degree to which you are unhappy now that Bermuda has overturned its own judiciary in order to discriminate – and whether you are ready to show your customers that you live up to your own stated values.Even if Bermuda were to allow non-Bermudian same-sex couples to marry on your ships, this would not cure the stigma and injustice; indeed, it would only highlight them. Leaving the ships registered in Bermuda after such a carve out would be agreeing to discriminate against Bermudians on your ships. The right answer is for Carnival Corporation to stand by its values and protect the dignity and rights of all its customers by moving its ships from Bermuda to a jurisdiction that embraces marriage equality.I was also informed: “we are unable to offer anyone a free of charge cancellation due solely to any personal opinion of the independent laws of Bermuda and must make you aware that a cancellation for this particular reason would not constitute a significant alteration to the package as booked.”At this point, I don’t want my money back. I want to sail on the Queen Mary 2 when she is flying the flag of a nation that does not discriminate. Does Carnival Corporation really feel comfortable asking people to pay to sail upon ships where discrimination has just been legalised?I therefore respectfully request that Carnival Corporation consider its position. Remaining in Bermuda is not simply doing nothing; it’s the same as making a decision. This is not just about Bermuda; it is now about Carnival Corporation’s values, sincerity, and commitment. One would hope that your commitment to LGBTQ rights and marriage equality is real and that Carnival Corporation’s values now compel it to move its ships out of Bermuda and instead proudly fly the flag of one of the many jurisdictions that support marriage equality.Thank you in advance for your deeper consideration of these issues.Yours sincerely,Jamison R. FirestoneHuman Rights Lawyer, London, UK’Tatchell told Gay Star News: ‘The cruise ship operators can’t claim that this is an issue for the government of Bermuda.‘It has already directly and negatively impacted on their own operation.‘They have stopped offering same-sex marriages on board their cruise ships. This is direct discrimination against LGBT couples. ‘Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The British Dependent Territory became the first nation in the world to repeal same sex marriage, passing the Domestic Partnership Act on 7 February.Lawyer Jamison Firestone wrote an open letter to Cruise Corporation – which handles cruise operators Cunard, Prince and P&O – calling for them to no longer cruise under the flag of Bermuda.The corporation has 24 registered ships in Bermuda, meaning that under Bermudan law, same sex couples are now no longer to marry on board the ships – even in international waters.Bermuda registered ships bound by country’s Domestic Partnership Act‘I respectfully request that Carnival Corporation move its cruise ships out of Bermuda in response to the recent vote stripping away the freedom to marry from same-sex couples,’ Firestone opened his letter with.‘Moving the ships is the only way possible to dissociate your company from a jurisdiction that has so dramatically flouted the values you profess to uphold, and to show support for your LGBTQ customers and those who support equal treatment for all.’Ban is ‘tantamount to direct anti-LGBT+ discrimination’The Caribbean nation is the first in the world to repeal it’s same-sex marriage legislationPeter Tatchell, a long standing LBGTI activist and head of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, offered his support to the boycott.He said that banning same sex couples from marrying on board Bermuda-bound ships was ‘tantamount to discrimination’.‘Not only is Carnival colluding with a homophobic government by continuing to register its twenty-four ships in Bermuda, it means that same-sex couples can no longer marry on board, even in international waters.‘This is tantamount to direct anti-LGBT+ discrimination,’ said Tatchell in a statement on Monday (5 March).The news comes after the first official same-sex marriage took place aboard a cruise ship in January of this year.Francisco Vargas and Benjamin Gray became the first same-sex couple to legally wed at sea – thanks to Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox.Read Firestone’s letter in full below.‘To the Management of Carnival Corporation, Cunard, Princess and P&O:I respectfully request that Carnival Corporation move its cruise ships out of Bermuda in response to the recent vote stripping away the freedom to marry from same-sex couples. Moving the ships is the only way possible to dissociate your company from a jurisdiction that has so dramatically flouted the values you profess to uphold, and to show support for your LGBTQ customers and those who support equal treatment for all. I therefore urge you to re-register your vessels in one of the many jurisdictions that do support the freedom to marry without discrimination.Bermuda’s recent repeal of marriage equality was a blow to LGBTQ people and an unprecedented step backwards.[Bermuda’s] legislature was the first in the world to override its own judiciary’s determination that marriage discrimination is unconstitutional. Bermuda’s new law applies to twenty-four ships that Cunard, Princess and P&O have registered in Bermuda. Same-sex couples may no longer marry on those ships and can only be offered the lesser status of domestic partnership. Carnival Corporation’s ships now contribute to and expand the reach of a regime that has chosen to discriminate against LGBTQ people. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Gay Bermuda tourism CEO: LGBTI boycott ‘counter-intuitive’ after marriage equality reversalBermuda officially becomes the first country to abolish same-sex marriageVictory for love and tourism: Bermuda Supreme Court overturns same-sex marriage banRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bermuda-lawyer-delivers-open-letter/
News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more June 8, 2010 – A multitracer molecular imaging technique using positron emission tomography (PET) provides detailed information about the physiological processes of cancerous tumors. The method also could eventually help radiation oncologists treat head and neck cancers with precision external-beam radiation therapy and improve the outcomes of therapy, according to research revealed at the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s 57th Annual Meeting, held June 6-8 in Salt Lake City.“The research that we are conducting with Philips is extending the use of molecular imaging for radiotherapy planning, moving closer to more personalized treatment of hard-to-treat cancers based on the biology of each individual patient’s tumor,” said Kristi Hendrickson, Ph.D., lead author of the study and medical physicist at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle. “By modeling the data acquired from PET scans, we can potentially reduce damage to surrounding healthy tissue, as well as provide the ability to do ‘dose painting,’ delivering a highly customized form of radiation therapy for each patient.” Cancers of the head and neck are notoriously difficult to treat, not only because of their proximity to sensitive anatomical structures, but also because of their tendency to recur. Researchers are working to find the best way to image these tumors in order to provide the most effective treatment. There are several forms of radiation therapy currently available. An approach called intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a sophisticated technique that is used to maximize dose delivery to tumors while sparing adjacent normal tissues such as the salivary glands. This therapy uses an external beam of radiation that is sculpted into the shape and volume of the individual tumor. There are limiting factors involved in IMRT when applied to certain cancers. The presence of hypoxia, or oxygen depletion, can have a negative impact on therapy by leading to tumor resistance. By using biological information about the tumor gleaned from multiple PET imaging agents, clinicians can model both tumor anatomy and physiology, drawing closer to eradicating the cancer with a very high dose of radiation that is tailored to each tumor.In this study, a patient with an advanced case of head and neck cancer showing hypoxia within the tumor was scanned using PET and two imaging agents, 18F-FDG, which measures glucose metabolism, and 18F-FMISO, which helps image and quantify hypoxia. Functional imaging with PET was combined with anatomical imaging from X-ray computed tomography (CT), and post-scanning analysis was used to model tumor physiology, using a Philips-developed pharmacokinetic modeling software. A high-dose IMRT plan was designed based on this information, which showed that treatment planning with molecular imaging is possible. This work may pave the way for more effective and individualized treatment for head and neck cancer patients. Further clinical trials evaluating patients treated with these approaches are needed to provide supporting evidence of the effectiveness of this and similar methods of IMRT treatment planning. Reference: Scientific Paper 8: K.R. Hendrickson, U. Parvathaneni, J. Liao, Rad Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.; M. Narayanan, Philips Research North America, Briarcliff Manor, NY; J.-C. Georgi, Philips Research Europe, Aachen, Germany; J.G. Rajendran, Radiology, U Washington, Seattle, Wash.; “Evaluating the feasibility of IMRT planning for head and neck cancer using dynamic F-FDG and F-FMISO,” SNM’s 57th Annual Meeting, June 5–9, 2010, Salt Lake City.For more information: www.snm.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | June 08, 2010 PET Enables Individualized Dose Painting for Head and Neck Cancers News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Related Content
It was hard to tell if that comment came from Arians’ gut feeling about Johnson’s rehab process or came with a hint of apprehension about playing a healthy Johnson if the season goes downhill before his return.Last week, Johnson told 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki that he’d just begun working out again. Speaking with Schefter, the running back said that’s because he wasn’t even allowed to sweat until recently — stitches from the surgery needed to stay dry to avoid infection or any setbacks.There’s no exact date determined for when the cast comes off at this point. Johnson just knows that it’s a few weeks down the line.That puts Johnson’s return well past the Nov. 7 date where he would be eligible to come off the injured reserve.“It really just depends on, when I have the cast off, how long it takes the stiffness and soreness to go away,” Johnson said. Fleshing out when Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson makes his return from a complex wrist injury isn’t as easy as asking one person.Player, head coach, trainers and team executives might all have different opinions.One thing we do know: Johnson doesn’t care about the Cardinals’ playoff odds — or lack thereof — whenever he’s cleared to play.He just knows he wants to return this season and if he has his way, that won’t be dictated by where Arizona stands record-wise. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 3 Comments Share Top Stories (AP Photo) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “Health is totally separate,” Johnson told ESPN reporter Adam Schefter on a podcast this week. “I’m really just trying to get on the field as quick as possible. Record doesn’t mean anything.”Problem is, Johnson himself can’t estimate a return date.He’s still in a cast, just started working out after a long layoff and knows that he won’t even get a read on his status for another “couple weeks” when the cast comes off and rehab begins.Then there’s the outside factors. Who can say if the Cardinals’ front office will feel comfortable with Johnson returning if Arizona is eliminated from the playoff picture?“We’ll continue to monitor it and see if he can get back at some point of the season,” Cardinals general manager Steve Keim told Doug & Wolf Tuesday on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.Arizona coach Bruce Arians on Tuesday wasn’t optimistic that the team will have both Johnson and rookie back T.J. Logan returning this season after each suffered similar wrist injuries that required surgery.“You’d have to ask the doctors,” Arians said. “Right now, I doubt it.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
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