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Stars Sign Up For Annual St Jude Thanks And Giving Campaign

first_imgJennifer Aniston, Robin Williams, Sofia Vergara, Shaun White, Michael Strahan and Luis Fonsi join Marlo Thomas in leading a star-studded roster of celebrities lending their time and talents in support of the 10th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign.St. Jude Thanks and Giving celebrity supporter Jennifer Aniston smiles alongside St. Jude patient CashSt. Jude Thanks and Giving is an unprecedented union of celebrities, media and 60 of the nation’s leading brands and companies that asks consumers to donate while they shop this holiday season and join St. Jude in finding cures and saving children. National television spots and movie theatre trailers featuring the stars alongside St. Jude patients will debut Thanksgiving week and continue running through the end of the year.This year, a new slate of exclusive online videos starring Darius Rucker, Leslie Grace, Raúl Gonzalez, Pamela Silva Conde and Daisy Fuentes have been created for the campaign. Fans from around the world will be able to view these spots from their tablets and smart phone devices across various social media and popular websites.“Every year I get the opportunity to meet extraordinary children from St. Jude and be a part of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign,” said Jennifer Aniston. “The research at St. Jude is shared across the country and helps so many families. This is my 8th year working with St. Jude and it is so rewarding to be a part of the team that helps save children’s lives.”In addition to the national television and online spots, St. Jude celebrity friends Sabrina Soto, Jennette McCurdy and Olivia Holt have created and designed special gifts that will be for sale during the holiday season on with 100 percent of profits going back to the hospital.“It’s an honor to be a part of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital family,” said Robin Williams. “This year I appeared with Darcy in one of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving television spots. Darcy and children like her from communities across America benefit from the lifesaving research and treatment being done every day at St. Jude. It means a lot to me to be involved.”“It’s a privilege to be a part of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign,” added Sofia Vergara. “As a mother and a cancer survivor, I can’t think of anything more important than helping to support the lifesaving work being done every day at St. Jude which is helping saves the lives of children around the world. I hope everyone will join me and support St. Jude in the fight against childhood cancer.”Created in 2004 by Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas – children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas – the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign began as a holiday-focused fundraising effort and has grown into an annual tradition that has raised more than $387 million thanks to tremendous public support.“My father, Danny Thomas, founded St. Jude with big dreams and it was in that light that we created the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign ten years ago,” said Marlo Thomas. “Since the beginning, we have been blessed to have the support from our wonderful family of celebrities. It warms my heart that year after year, they lend their time, talent and generous spirit to help St. Jude raise the funds that allow us to continue our mission of finding cures and saving children’s lives.”The national television spots will air on network and cable television channels, as well as online, in both English and Spanish. In addition, celebrities will be featured in a 60-second movie trailer that will appear in theatres nationwide – including Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and many others – as well as on American Airlines and Delta Air Lines flights. All of the spots, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, will debut at in late November.The campaign receives additional support from celebrity friends Cedric the Entertainer, Lily Aldridge, Mark Steines, Mike Wolfe, Peyton List, Prince Royce, Maná, Banda El Recodo, Carlos Vives, Chino y Nacho, Danna Garcia, Luis Enrique, Natalia Jimenez, Candela Ferroin and Toby Love the form of radio spots, social media support, participation in the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. and more.Throughout the months of November and December, consumers shopping where the St. Jude logo is displayed can make a donation at checkout or purchase specialty items that benefit St. Jude. Those wanting to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude are also invited to donate online at or by phone at 800-4STJUDE.last_img read more

CPPIB and Texas partner to purchase oil and gas assets in Ohio

first_imgHOUSTON – A partnership which includes the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has signed an agreement to acquire oil and gas assets in Ohio for about C$2.6 billion in cash.Encino Acquisition Partners (EAP) — comprised of the CPPIB and Houston-based Encino Energy — is purchasing more than 364,000 hectares of land on which about 900 wells produce more than 600 million cubic feet of gas equivalent per day.EAP says it plans to operate multiple drilling rigs on the properties to boost production and cash flow.The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018.“With a multi-decade inventory of development projects held by 920 producing wells, the Utica acquisition provides an excellent start for EAP, said Encino CEO Hardy Murchison.“With a strong balance sheet and a partner of CPPIB’s stature, EAP is well positioned for continued growth through drilling and acquisitions.”The CPPIB invests money not needed by the Canada Pension Plan to pay current benefits and had $356.1 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018.last_img read more

Visiting UN envoy urges Myanmar authorities to build on recent developments

Vijay Nambiar, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar, said he listened to as many parties as possible about their hopes, expectations and concerns at this “critical juncture” for the country’s future direction. “In this process, strong concerns were expressed by many parties about the process and outcome of the recent elections, which I have urged the Government and the Union Election Commission to address as transparently as possible. This is important for laying the foundation of a credible transition,” he told reporters in Yangon at the end of a two-day visit.The 7 November election, the first to be held in the country in 20 years, was part of a Government-designed timetable towards greater democratization. However, the polls drew strong concern, including from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who said the vote was held in conditions that were “insufficiently inclusive, participatory and transparent.”During his visit, Mr. Nambiar, who is also Chief of Staff for the Secretary-General, met with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was recently released after being under house arrest for much of the past two decades, and members of her party, the National League for Democracy. He also met with representatives of some of the major political parties who participated in the 7 November polls and members of civil society groups. “The United Nations has respected the position of all parties regarding the elections. It now encourages them to work constructively for the national interest. In order to succeed, any political transition should be broad-based and inclusive, and involve not only those who participated and won seats in the election, but also those who did not or could not,” said Mr. Nambiar. In this connection, he called for the release of the estimated 2,200 political prisoners still detained in the country. Mr. Nambiar, whose visit was carried out at the invitation of the Government and in continuation of the good offices dialogue between the UN and Myanmar, reaffirmed the world body’s long-term commitment to continue to work with the Government and people of Myanmar in their efforts to address the political, humanitarian and developmental challenges facing their country. 28 November 2010A United Nations envoy on Sunday encouraged Myanmar authorities to build on recent developments towards democracy and national reconciliation, and to address concerns about the recent elections. read more

Saskatchewan government says its disappointed in Alberta beer tax appeal

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government says it will vigorously defend Canadian interests in an appeal involving a beer tax in Alberta.An internal trade panel ruled earlier this month that Alberta providing what amounts to beer tax rebates to its small breweries discriminates against out-of-province beers.The panel gave Alberta six months to change the program, but the province is appealing the decision.Dustin Duncan, Saskatchewan’s acting minister responsible for trade, says the government is disappointed that Alberta has decided to appeal.Duncan says the panel decision supports a level playing field for beer, which is good for consumers and the Canadian craft beer industry.He says the Alberta government “needs to do the right thing and comply with the ruling.”“We certainly applaud the ruling. We think that Alberta is in the wrong and … the ruling does confirm Saskatchewan’s position,” Duncan said Wednesday.“I think this is a good day for trade in Canada, but we’ll obviously have to see what Alberta’s going to do going forward.”The dispute began nearly two years ago when the Alberta government made brewers outside of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia pay a markup of $1.25 a litre.Opponents argued that was a violation of free trade and Alberta ultimately acquiesced. A year ago, it changed its beer rules again.This time, it made all beer producers in Alberta and elsewhere pay the same $1.25 a litre. But it also introduced grants to help Alberta producers expand their businesses, in essence returning the markup amount.Artisan Ales, a Calgary-based importer of beer from places such as Quebec and Europe, filed a complaint with the internal trade panel. Artisan Ales co-owner Mike Tessier said the price changes damaged his business and hurt other distributors.The Saskatchewan government supported the brewer’s complaint as an intervener.The Alberta government also faces a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of its beer policies. The court case is set to resume in September.Toronto-based Steam Whistle Brewing and Saskatoon-based Great Western Brewing Co. say Alberta’s beer grants unfairly favour its producers and effectively erect an unconstitutional trade barrier. read more

Sri Lanka notes significant role played by Norway in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka today noted the significant role played by Norway in Sri Lanka which has contributed to Sri Lanka’s social and human development.The Foreign Ministry said in a statement today that Norway has been a longstanding development partner of Sri Lanka since the early 1970s, and its development assistance has contributed significantly to Sri Lanka’s social and human development. Norwegian State Secretary for Development Cooperation, Jens Frølich Holte, concluded a three-day visit to Sri Lanka on Saturday 23 June 2018. Holte also visited Jaffna where he met with local fishermen and their families in Gurunagar, and took part in a beach cleanup with local community and the Marine Environment Protection Authority. He also opened a vegetable and fruit packing centre associated with the Palali Agriculture Producer’s Sales Cooperative Society.On Saturday  23 June, State Secretary Holte  opened a Business Conference on Blue Economy for participants from the maritime, marine and aquaculture sectors in both countries, to look at promoting ocean-based industries and building partnerships within the blue economy sector. (Colombo Gazette) Discussions focused on shared interests and common challenges of sustainable use of the oceans and management of marine litter, ongoing cooperation in the fisheries sector, marine spatial planning, progress in peacebuilding and reconciliation, and economic development, including promotion of two-way tourism, between the two countries.State Secretary Holte’s visit to Sri Lanka took place in the context of following up on agreed areas of cooperation during bilateral discussions that took place between President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Colombo in August 2016. The visit coincided with the arrival of the Norwegian Marine Research Vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, one of the most advanced research vessels in the world (owned by NORAD and jointly operated by the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and the University of Bergen (UIB)). The vessel will undertake a 26-day research journey around Sri Lanka and help map marine resources. Assistance to survey Sri Lanka’s fish resources and marine eco system using the research vessel including technical assistance to develop a national fisheries policy framework  are important elements of  Sri Lanka – Norway cooperation in the fisheries sector.Norway’s development cooperation with Sri Lanka also focuses on priority areas linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals related to climate change, conservation of the ocean, peace and justice, gender equality and affordable and clean energy. During the visit, the State Secretary addressed the Symposium on “SDG 14 – Life Below Water”on 21 June, which was organized by the Ministry of Fisheries, in collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the visit, State Secretary Holte held meetings with the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa, Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Rauff Hakeem, Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan, State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake and Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam. read more

Mens hockey OSU travels to rocky Colorado for opener at No 3

OSU junior forward Nick Schilkey (7) during a game against Brock on Oct. 3 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoIn the 2014-15 season, the Ohio State men’s hockey team opened up its season at home against the Providence Friars. The Buckeyes split the series, but little did they know at the time they were facing the eventual national champions.Now opening the 2016-17 season as the second favorite to win the Big Ten conference, OSU will face a legitimate title contender in the third-ranked Denver Pioneers.OSU’s offense was sharp early and often against Wilfrid-Laurier University in an exhibition on Oct. 2. The team scored two goals in the first period, then followed that up with four more in the second, including a hat trick from sophomore forward Dakota Joshua. Against Denver, the Buckeyes will face a faster, bigger, more skilled team who poses a significant barrier for OSU’s highly potent offense; a threshold senior captain forward Nick Schilkey and the rest of the team didn’t have to confront in its exhibition.“We’ve talked about their speed versus our speed. We know if we make a mistake, they’re going to be right down our throats,” Schilkey said. “We’re excited to play one of the top teams in the country.”The No. 3 Pioneers were an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament last season out of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and eventually made the Frozen Four for the program’s 15th time. Fifth-year coach Jim Montgomery returns five of his top 10 goal scorers and four of his top 10 points leaders from a season ago.Sophomore forward Dylan Gambrell was a force in his inaugural season in 2015-16, finishing second on the team in goals (17), assists (30) and points.On the backline, senior defenseman Will Butcher was a captain on last year’s Frozen Four team and will continue to be an integral part of a Denver defense which ranked 15th in the country with 2.34 goals allowed per game in 2015-16.Besides the caliber of play Denver possesses, OSU will have to deal with an external factor: the altitude.For any team in any sport, playing in Denver hosts the issue of being able to perform at a high altitude. The University of Denver is at an estimated 5,345 feet above sea level, compared to Columbus being at 746 feet. Junior forward Christian Lampasso said that he’s taking extra precautions before Friday’s game.“I’m a little scared. I’ve got a little bit of asthma so I’m bringing all of my inhalers,” Lampasso said.Coach Steve Rohlik has a group of seniors this season that he hasn’t had in his previous three years at Ohio State. After last season’s 0-8 start, the Buckeyes are looking to get off to a fast start and be considered among the elite teams in college hockey. Going into Denver, Lampasso said last season’s brutal beginning is water under the bridge.“I don’t think our guys need to be reminded of how we’ve done in the past. They know that,” Rohlik said. “I go back to the parity of college hockey … anybody can beat anybody on any given night.”Rohlik said on Wednesday that he wasn’t sure who would start in net between senior goaltenders Christian Frey and Matt Tomkins. Frey started the exhibition game, and Tomkins entered the contest in the second period. Rohlik said he was pleased with their play. Frey allowed one goal on 13 shots. Tomkins faced 12 shots and allowed a powerplay goal.Following its game against Denver at the IceBreaker Tournament, the Buckeyes will face either Boston College or Air Force. Boston College is ranked fifth in the preseason poll.“I think it gives us an early look at what we are, who we are and where we stand,” Rohlik said. “We know we’re going to have our hands full and we got to play our best game.” read more

Woman 64 gives birth to twins in Spain

Spanish 64-year-old gives birth to healthy twins in Burgos(BBC) A 64-year-old woman has successfully given birth to healthy twins – a boy and a girl – in Burgos, northern Spain.The Recoletas Hospital delivered the twins by Caesarean section, the usual method in such rare cases.The unnamed woman had undergone fertility treatment in the US, Spanish media report. The hospital has posted a video clip of the Caesarean delivery.In 2012 the woman gave birth to a girl, who was later taken into care by social services, amid welfare concerns.One of the twins filmed immediately after being born (Recoletas Hospital videoscreengrab)Social workers said the girl was being brought up isolated, poorly clothed and with bad personal hygiene, the Spanish daily El Pais reported.No decision has been taken yet about the mother’s twins. They and the mother are reported to be in good health in hospital. The boy weighs 2.4kg (5.3 pounds) and the girl 2.2kg (4.8 pounds).The delivery went without complications.Part of the birth was shown in a video clip posted by the hospitalIn recent years, El Pais reports, two other Spanish women in their 60s have given birth to healthy babies.In April 2016 an Indian woman in her 70s, Daljinder Kaur, gave birth to a healthy boy in India’s Haryana state after fertility treatment. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMother pregnant with twins told by doctors she was only carrying one child following caesareanSeptember 23, 2015In “Business”Indian woman, 73, gives birth to twin girlsSeptember 6, 2019In “latest news”13-Y-0 gives birth to twins at Suddie HospitalApril 20, 2015In “Crime” read more

Plain pack cigarettes will save lives and prevent child smokers

first_imgYesNoI’m not sure reallyVoteRead: Reilly knew about Taoiseach’s tobacco meeting, but “would not” go>More: Cigarettes, tobacco and counterfeit vodka seized in €1.5 million sting operation> Yes (1086) Minister James Reilly holds up what the new cigarette packets will look like. (Image: Dept. of Health)Child deathsThe Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation welcomed the Government’s announcement believing it will lead to less child smokers. They have urged the Government not to delay on  introducing the plain packs.Meanwhile, the group, Retailers Against Smuggling has reacted angrily to the announcement and accused Minister Reilly of not ‘giving a damn’ about independent retailers. The retail group said plain packaging would make it easier to make illegal cigarettes and therefore, benefit criminals.RAS spokesman Benny Gilsenan added that the sale of illegal cigarettes was severely damaging small retailers’ turnover and impulse purchases and that on average, shop owners were losing 30 per cent of sales due to smuggling.The makers of John Player also issued a statement agreeing with RAS and said plain packaging would merely cut the supply chain costs for criminals and will have no impact on smoking consumption rates.Minister Reilly acknowledged there would be many arguments for and against such an introduction, but what do you think?Poll: Do you welcome the introduction of plain pack cigarettes? Updated with new image 20.15AHEAD OF WORLD No Tobacco Day on Friday, the Minister for Health James Reilly has announced that Ireland is to become the second country in the world to introduce plain packets of cigarettes, after Australia.Minister Reilly said he was “confident that this legislation will be justified and supported purely by the fact that it will save lives”.Over 5,200 people die every year from tobacco related diseases and one in every two smokers will die from their addiction.Research has shown that packaging has been used effectively to reassure consumers about the risks of smoking by using the words “mild” or “light”. Imagery and colours are also used to influence consumers.The plain packs will have no branding, such as trademarks, logos, colours and graphics.  A uniform typeface will be used for all brands and the packs would all be in one plain, neutral colour. I’m not sure really (680) No (1879) Poll Results:last_img read more

Updated card for 211 NXT Takeover Rival live special

first_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articles Pinterest Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss WWE announces live special SMACKVILLE streaming on the WWE Network July 27 Impact announces main event for A Night You Can’t MIST Impact Plus Live Special Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Google+ Charlotte Flair Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Ronda Rousey The following is the updated card for the 2/11 WWE NXT Takeover: Rival live special on the WWE Network:* NXT Title: Sami Zayn (c) vs. Kevin Owens* NXT Women’s Title: Charlotte vs. Bayley vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch* NXT Title #1 Contenders Tournament Finals: Adrian Neville vs. Finn Balor* NXT Tag Team Titles: Buddy Murphy & Wesley Blake (c’s) vs. The Lucha Dragons* No DQ: Baron Corbin vs. Bull WWE NXT TakeOver: Rival to air live on WWE Network on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. ETRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match Videos Articleslast_img read more

Senator suggests standing Parliamentary Committee to fight crime

first_imgPhoto Credit: JIS Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for youcenter_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, February 7, 2017 – Opposition Senator, Lambert Brown, has suggested the establishment of a Standing Parliamentary Committee dedicated to crime reduction.Mr. Brown made the suggestion while addressing the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate this past Friday (February 3).  “This will focus the country’s attention on solution to our crime problem; hopefully show that the anti-crime fighting efforts are bipartisan and direct the attention of all our leaders to a major obstacle to economic growth and development,” he said.He further suggested that use should be made of laws already passed by Parliament to cripple enterprises that have done so much to damage the image of the country.  “Focus our police service on the outcome of increasing conviction rates of guilty criminals, through improved investigatory techniques, including the use of Science and Technology,” Mr. Brown said.  He also said partnerships among the State, Private Sector, Churches, Civil Society and the communities should be strengthened, so that criminals cannot impact the areas.The State of the Nation Debate gives Senators the opportunity to address issues of national importance. It also gives Cabinet Ministers in the Senate an opportunity to address their portfolio responsibilities while highlighting Government policies and programmes. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

Kodiak stripper boat owner guilty of sewage dumping

first_imgThe owner of the Wild Alaskan, a night club aboard a converted Bering Sea crabber that had been anchored in Kodiak, was found guilty in federal court Wednesday of illegal dumping of sewage and lying to federal authorities about it.Darren Byler faces maximum fines in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and years in prison for the violations. The jury found his wife, Kimberly Riedel-Byler, not guilty of the same charges.The Wild Alaskan, built on the hull of the former fishing vessel Shaman, had two restrooms, one for customers and one for the burlesque dancers, but had no provisions for storing and properly disposing of sewage.Byler contended that the ship’s sewage was either pumped off at Pier 2, or taken beyond the three-mile limit and dumped at sea.Prosecutors estimate that in the six months the Wild Alaska was in operation, more than 1,000 customers frequented the night club.Investigators found that his claims were false. Byler is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason in March.last_img read more

US Pacific Air Forces Commander visits Delhi

first_imgUS Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen Lori J Robinson is on an official visit to the capital for strengthening Indo-US military cooperation, especially in the wake of America’s “rebalance” to Asia Pacific.“I’m truly grateful to be invited to see the Indian Air Force (IAF) up close and learn more about their mission,” Robinson said, adding that both forces have much to learn from one another.last_img

Deepak Chopra on Motivation Meditation and Finding Peace in the Information Age

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 1 min read April 25, 2019 We’re smack-dab in the middle of the Information Age, and it can feel like a flood where we’re barely staying above water. On this episode of How Success Happens, spiritual guru and bestselling author Deepak Chopra shares his advice for finding peace in a constant stream of data and how to decide which information we allow to affect us. He also details his morning routine, habit-building strategies and how entrepreneurs facing obstacles can tap into long-term motivation. The episode concludes with a guided meditation led by Chopra.center_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Smoke forces plane evacuation in Turkey

first_img Comments   Share   ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Passengers, some in a panic, were evacuated from a plane at Turkey’s Antalya airport early Sunday after crew members reported smoke inside the cockpit, airline officials and state media said. Three passengers were slightly injured during the evacuation, while 25 were affected by the smoke.The Trondheim, Norway-bound Boeing 737-800 plane, with 189 passengers and seven crew members on board, was readying for take-off around 4 a.m. local time (0100 GMT) when the crew detected the smoke and the captain ordered the evacuation, according to a statement from the Antalya-based Corendon Airlines. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairycenter_img Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Three passengers sustained slight hand and leg injuries during the evacuation, while another 25 who were affected by smoke that spread from the cockpit were under observation in a hospital, company spokesman Can Daglioglu told The Associated Press.The state-run Anadolu news agency reported panic among passengers during the evacuation. Most of the passengers were flown to Trondheim aboard another Corendon Airlines-operated plane, but four chose to stay in Antalya, Daglioglu said.It was not known what caused the smoke, Corendon said, adding that Boeing technicians would inspect the plane, which has been withdrawn from service.The Antalya airport serves several resorts along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast that are popular with tourists from northern Europe and Russia.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

Home Sales Prices Continue to Decline in Connecticut

first_img September 30, 2014 434 Views Home Sales, Prices Continue to Decline in Connecticut Home Prices Home Sales The Warren Group 2014-09-30 Seth Welborn Sharecenter_img Single-family home sales declined in Connecticut by nearly 6 percent year-over-year in August, according to the Warren Group.The Warren Group reported Tuesday stating that 2,735 single-family homes were sold in Connecticut in August, a decline from 2,898 in August 2013. It was the third month in 2014 in which single-family home sales declined year-over-year in Connecticut, according to the Warren report.Year-to-date, the Warren Group reported single-family home sales of 16,805 in Connecticut for January through August 2014, a drop from 17,128 from the same period in 2013.”The real estate market in Connecticut is slumping a bit at the moment,” said Warren Group CEO Timothy M. Warren Jr. “Single-family home sales and prices have fallen in the first eight months of the year with each posting declines of 2 to 3 percent. Last year, we saw gains of 6 to 8 percent. The recovery in the real estate market has stalled, and prices remain 12 percent below their highest levels in 2007.”Home sales were not the only category where there was a year-over-year decline in Connecticut, however. The median price of single-family homes dropped by 5.3 percent from $285,000 in August 2013 to $269,000 to August 2014.Median home prices year-to-date were also down in Connecticut for January through August 2014, when a decrease of 3 percent down to $258,000 was reported. The median home price for January through August of 2013 was $265,000, according to the Warren Group.Condominium sales fell 4.2 percent year-over-year in August in Connecticut from 684 to 655, according to the Warren Group. Condo sales year-to-date increased by 1 percent from 4,442 for January through August 2013 to 4,487 for the same period in 2014. in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have rep

first_img Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have reportedly broken up a criminal network that has been smuggling cocaine from Costa Rica into Europe in pineapple shipments.Local media La Region [in Spanish] reported that coordinated raids were carried out on Wednesday morning by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drugs Enforcement Agency (DEA), the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), and the Costa Rican Intelligence and Security Directorate (DIS) and the Drug Control Police (PCD).In Costa Rica, authorities raided five houses, an apartment, a factory and a packing plant, according to La Teja. Costa Rica: Protests block shipping port, lead to … Six people have been arrested, whose surnames are reported to be Pino Cortés, Jara González, Valerio Hidalgo, Gamboa Cordero, Boza Abarca and Huertas Cedeño.The group hid the narcotics inside the wood paneling of crates filled with pineapples, shipping out from the Caribbean port of Moín in Limón.Authorities have been following the group since March last year when the PCD received information from the FBI regarding a criminal network led by an Israeli-national whose surname was Orgad.Costa Rican authorities managed to identify other members of the organization in October. August 23 , 2018 Spanish police find cocaine haul in Costa Rican ba … center_img Mexican avocados: WTO to mediate after Costa Rican … You might also be interested in Costa Rica expects lower pineapple, banana exports …last_img read more

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first_img Study finds molecules in oranges, grapes, carrots … November 06 , 2018 You might also be interested in India: Maharashtra grape growers to organize marke … In this ‘In Charts‘ series of mini-articles, Colin Fain of data visualization tool Agronometrics illustrates how the U.S. market is evolving. In each series, he will look at a different fruit commodity, focusing on a different origin or topic in each installment to see what factors are driving change.Nestled right between California and Chile, Peru occupies a strategic spot in the U.S. market, coming in right as prices begin to rise.US 2017-18 Grape Volumes by Origin(Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics)From July to November – when California’s fruit dominates – the market is characterized by high volumes and stable pricing. Over the last four years, the spread between the highest and the lowest price recorded has floated right around US$2 per box. However, as soon as Latin America shows up on the scene, things start getting much more interesting, with the spread increasing to US$4.50 in December and US$12.60 in January.US Monthly Grape Shipping Point Historical Prices(Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics)The reasons for this can be various, but one of the biggest things to keep in mind is that California mostly focuses on satisfying domestic demand, while Peru and Chile are constantly weighing their options between different markets to see where they can get the best returns. They are therefore much more susceptible to changes in global demand and variances in production from other origins. This means that if prices are high in Europe or China, volumes will most likely be taken from the U.S., raising the prices there and adding to the variability in the market. The U.S. is still expected to be the most important destination for Peru, but even so it is only set to receive around a third of its exports.Weather can also not be ignored. Last year was characterized by a very wet season brought on by El Niño, which affected both the quantity and the quality of the production.US Volumes and Prices of Peruvian Grapes (July 2016 – Present)(Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics)Comparing the 2016-17 season to the previous one, volumes from all origins from December and January saw a drop of 27% and 39%, respectively. The effect of this drop was a price hike for Peru, giving them a 9% gain in December, when they share the market with California, and a 19% gain in January, reflecting Peru’s own lower volumes and a shift in Chile’s season, which was pushed back by a month.With a 36% rise in Peruvian exports expected (see article here), and hopefully good fruit, I would look for an increase in volume arriving to the U.S., and maybe even a season that is reminiscent of 2016-17.U.S. Historic Grape Prices per box from Peru(Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics)In our ‘In Charts’ series, we work to tell some of the stories that are moving the industry. Feel free to take a look at the other articles by clicking here.Agronometrics is a data visualization tool built to help the industry make sense of the huge amounts of data that you depend on. We strive to help farmers, shippers, buyers, sellers, movers and shakers get an objective point of view on the markets to help them make informed strategic decisions. If you found the information and the charts from this article useful, feel free to visit us at where you can easily recreate these same graphs, or explore the other 23 fruits we currently track, creating your own reports automatically updated with the latest data daily.To welcome Grapes professionals to the service we want to offer a 5% discount off your first month or year with the following coupon code: GRAPESThe code will only be good till the 20th of November 2018, so visit us today. The calm before the storm: Undersupplied U.S. tabl … Grapes in Charts: Mexico helps make America grape …last_img read more

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