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KfW IPEXBank Finances Royal Arctic Lines Boxship Duo

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license German lender KfW IPEX-Bank is providing EUR 30 million (USD 34 million) to finance two new feeder container vessels for Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line.The financing is backed by cover from the Spanish export credit insurer CESCE and includes funds from the Spanish CIRR (Commercial Interest Reference Rate).Scheduled for delivery in 2020, the new vessels were earlier ordered from Zamakona Shipyard in Spain. Featuring around 30% of components supplied from Germany, the units will replace older vessels in RAL’s fleet.The 67m-long-vessels will have one of the highest ice classes, on-board cranes and a dynamic positioning system (DP) as well as connections for refrigerated containers to transport deep-frozen fish for exporting.KfW IPEX-Bank’s most recent financing for Royal Arctic Line was for a 2,150 TEU container vessel that is envisaged to improve liner traffic between Denmark and Greenland from 2019, together with two other, identically constructed newbuilds of the Icelandic shipping company Eimskip.last_img read more


Morocco Faces Criticism From the UN About Womens Right

Casablanca, Morocco — This week, the 118th session of the United Nation’s Human Rights Committee examined the 6th periodic report from the Moroccan government, and the Moroccan delegation faced harsh criticism when the committee examined status of women’s rights. Moroccan publication Medias24 reported that on Monday October 24th and Tuesday the 25th, the UN Committee asked delegates from the Moroccan government several questions about the status of women’s rights, especially violence against women.In anticipation of this meeting, Mobilizing for Rights Associates, an international non-profit women’s rights organization, had paired up with a multitude of Moroccan non-profits to conduct a study about women’s rights in Morocco, one focused on women’s rights in the family and violence against women. According to Medias24, the UN asked the delegation about the following:The absence of civil protection orders for female victims of violence in the law project #103-13The fact that rape victims could also be prosecuted for taking part in sex outside of marriageThe lack of housing centers for victims of domestic abuseThe persistence of polygamy and child marriageDiscrimination against women in divorce casesThe committee also reminded the delegates that they had asked the government in 2004 to make abortion laws more liberal. Delegates simply replied that a new law project relating to violence against women was already presented to the parliament and is pending review. read more


UN General Assembly to be headed by its thirdever woman president

The Legal Counsel to the Royal Family of Bahrain, pioneering lawyer Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa, has been elected President of the 61st General Assembly session, becoming only the third woman who will hold that post and the first one elected since 1969.“What inspires me is a deep feeling of pain caused by the tragedies all over the world, on both the human and environmental levels,” Ms. Al-Khalifa told the Assembly after her election by acclamation for the session beginning 12 September.On the human level, much suffering has been due to political disputes, wars, terrorism, poverty and malnutrition. On the environmental level, it has been due to pollution, global warming, the depletion of natural resources and the extinction of living species, she said. Welcoming the election, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he was “particularly pleased” that a woman would occupy the post. “I met her yesterday and I found her quite impressive,” he told reporters. “All the Member States are determined to work with her and to support her, and I think she’s going to bring a new dimension to the work here.”Ms. Al-Khalifa was one of the first two women admitted to the practice of law in her country. She said she had witnessed several instances where women were harshly treated and their suffering had driven her to find suitable solutions to reduce their pain and uphold the principles of the UN Charter, with its emphasis on respect for human rights.“The future of coming generations depends on the way we address contemporary problems,” she said. “We should work towards preserving humanitarianism and ensuring that our planet is a safer and more suitable place to live in.”In that regard, it was critical to reach a comprehensive and practical strategy to combat terrorism, one of the greatest contemporary evils. She questioned, however, whether that strategy would be possible without addressing the problems of poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and extremism. Ms. Al-Khalifa called for a focus on the importance of education in nurturing future generations and on fostering educational curricula that promoted openness, critical thinking and creativity.She thanked the outgoing president, Jan Eliasson of Sweden, for the great effort he had made towards achieving UN reform and improving international peace and security and human rights. She said she would continue on that path.Mr. Eliasson, who is a senior Swedish diplomat, noted that Ms. Al-Khalifa had held many high-level positions with leading legal organizations, including the International Bar Association. Her distinguished legal roles had been coupled with a prestigious diplomatic assignment from 2000 to 2004 as Bahrain’s ambassador to France and permanent delegate to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), he said.Also elected in separate meetings today were several other officers of the Assembly. read more


Marois minority government survives first test as its 201314 budget passed

Marois minority government survives first test as its 2013-14 budget passed by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 30, 2012 5:45 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email QUEBEC – Quebecers won’t have to worry about going to the polls in another provincial election in January.That’s because Finance Minister Nicolas Marceau’s 2013-14 budget survived by a vote of 49-48 in the national assembly on Friday.PQ members supported it, but the Opposition Liberals and the Coalition party voted against it.The two parties could have toppled the minority government had their combined 69 members rejected the budget, but the Liberals had previously stated they didn’t want another election and that some of their members wouldn’t turn up for the vote.As a result, only 28 Liberals voted. They were joined by all 19 members of the Coalition party and one of the two members of the left-leaning Quebec solidaire.Former Liberal finance minister Raymond Bachand pointed to a recent poll that suggested 65 per cent of Quebecers didn’t want an election just a few months after last September’s vote.“I’ll respect the will of Quebecers,” he told reporters in Quebec City.“Quebecers don’t want an election on the fourth of January, the advance poll on New Year’s Eve, with a leaders’ debate before Christmas.”But Bachand warned that the Liberals are not letting the PQ government completely off the hook.“We have other means to beat them when they continue destroying this economy, so there will be a rendezvous in history,” he added.“This government has chosen its course (and) it’s a bad course, but you don’t want an election every three months.”The PQ won 54 of the province’s 125 ridings in the election, compared with 50 for the Liberals. read more


Wrestling No 2 Ohio State suffers first loss against undefeated No 5

Ohio State’s Myles Martin wrestles Mitch Bowman in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThe No. 2 Ohio State wrestling team (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) was defeated by No. 5 Michigan (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten) 19-17 on Friday for its first loss of the season. Ohio State finished the match with four wins in 10 matches against the undefeated Wolverines. Ohio State seniors Joey McKenna and Myles Martin, No. 2 and No. 1 at 141 pounds and 184 pounds respectively, remained undefeated after Friday’s match against Michigan, as McKenna and Martin both won by technical fall. McKenna defeated redshirt sophomore Kanen Storr, the No. 5 wrestler in the weight class, by technical fall 18-3. After Ohio State fell to a 7-0 deficit, McKenna brought the home crowd back to life, winning the team’s first match.“I had high expectations for myself going into the match. I knew I was wrestling the No. 5 guy, but I knew my team needed me,” McKenna said. “I tried getting the place riled up and we did, but coach Ryan said there is a lot of work to be done.” Martin won in dominate fashion 24-9 with a technical fall against Michigan redshirt freshman J.T. Correll. Martin said he is used to playing in front of a big home crowd and was trying to motivate the others. “For this match, it was more about the team, and I knew my kid wasn’t very good,” Martin said. “I was just trying to get the team going just because I have been here before.” Ohio State redshirt senior Micah Jordan, the No. 3 wrestler in the country at 149 pounds, won by major decision over Michigan redshirt senior Malik Amine 17-4. Jordan said winning as an individual is always something he strives for, but he wanted the team to win the duel. “Being able to win my match against [Michigan] is always awesome,” Jordan said. “I wish we beat them as a team, but that didn’t happen tonight.” Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan said Martin, Jordan and McKenna were impressive, but he needed more points from the rest of the team. “These three seniors scored 14 points for us, and we had two techs from two of our seniors, and a four-point major,” Ryan said. “These three guys lead us tonight and it would have been nice to get some help, but we didn’t get it.” Ohio State redshirt junior Kollin Moore, No. 2 wrestler in the country at 197, remained undefeated and won by decision 12-5 against Michigan redshirt junior Jackson Striggow. Moore’s victory gave Ohio State a 17-16 lead after nine of 10 bouts, which left Singletary, only needing a victory by decision, to win the duel in the final bout. “Kollin knew he had to pin the guy, so I think that when a student athlete goes out there and he knows he needs the pin sometimes you don’t focus on the little things you need to do,” Ryan said. “He knew it was a pin or Chase needed the win.” Ohio State redshirt freshman Chase Singletary, the No. 17 wrestler in the country, lost by a 6-3 decision to Michigan freshman heavyweight Mason Parris leaving Ohio State just short of a team victory. No. 2 Ohio State will take on Illinois at 9 p.m. on Friday in Champaign, Illinois. read more


Possible sighting of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague

first_imgHe is believed to have been wearing Timberland boots like theseCredit:Suffolk Police  Mr McKeague is described as 5ft 10in, white, of medium build with short, light brown hair.He is believed to have been wearing a pink Ralph Lauren polo shirt and brown suede Timberland boots at the time of his disappearance. Nicola Urquhart, mother of Corrie McKeague Officers were called by a man who told them he had been driving in the area when he spotted a man in light clothing at the back of a sugar beet factory at around 4.20am.A Suffolk Police spokesman said: “Police are currently working to see if this can be confirmed as Corrie, however (we) are continuing to ask anyone who may have seen him anywhere in the area in the early hours of Saturday to come forward.” CCTV footage showed Mr McKeague walking alone and eating fast food in Brentgovel Street at 3.25am.Mr McKeague, who had the weekend off, was reported missing on the following Monday, September 26, after he failed to turn up at RAF Honington. Timberland boots His mother Nicola Urquhart fears someone else may have been involvedCredit:Chris Radburn /PAcenter_img Mr McKeague was last seen in Bury St EdmundsCredit:Suffolk Police  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. An RAF serviceman who has been missing for a month may have been spotted heading towards his base, police said.The last confirmed sighting of Corrie McKeague, 23, was in the early hours of September 24 after he had been with friends on a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.Now Suffolk Police said they have received a report of possible sighting of Mr McKeague near the Hollow Road industrial estate, heading towards RAF Honington. His mother, Nicola Urquhart, of Dunfermline, Scotland, fears someone else may have been involved but police said there was no evidence of criminality.Police scoured woodland areas in the vicinity and also searched a bin lorry, believing his phone had been lost or discarded and ended up in rubbish. Corrie McKeaguelast_img read more


Rene Toft Hansen to replace Sulic at Telekom Veszprem

Rene Toft HansenTelekom Veszprem Telekom Veszprem and THW Kiel announced transfer planned for the next summer. Experienced Danish line-player Rene Toft Hansen will join Hungarian champions after six years on Baltic Sea.The 33-years old Toft Hansen will join Veszprem for one season.He will play alongside Andreas Nilsson and Blaz Blagotinsek.The Croatian line-player Renato Sulic will leave Veszprem in direction Plock – Orlen Wisla Plock. ← Previous Story EHF fine Mikkel Hansen with 4.000 EUR for incident in Zagreb Next Story → US Dunkerque sign Matic Suholeznik


More women to become barristers in SA

first_imgThe Courts Administration Authority has been given an exemption from equal opportunity legislation to run a program aimed at increasing the number of women barristers in South Australia.The Step Up To The Bar program has been told by the Equal Opportunity Tribunal it can advertise exclusively to women over the next three years.The annual program will give an experienced female legal practitioner exposure to complex Supreme Court cases before she seeks admission to the independent bar of SA.Chief Justice Chris Kourakis said he hoped the program could be among many steps taken to overcome a gender imbalance at the highest levels of the state’s legal profession.He said a growing pool of female barristers should lead to more women seeking to become senior counsel and judges. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


Geek Deals Roundup BestSelling Dell Desktop for only 600 Amazon Echo Show

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Dani Parejo committed to Valencia

first_imgValencia captain Dani Parejo insists that he is “happy” to continue at the club ahead of his eighth season, amid speculation linking him to BarcelonaThe Spanish midfielder has become an integral member of Los Che following his arrival in 2011 and played a key role in their return to the Champions League last season that saw Valencia finish the campaign in fourth place in La Liga under new manager Marcelino Garcia Toral.The former Villarreal boss led a resurgent Valencia side back into the top four of La Liga after their disappointing 12th place finish the previous year.In fact, under Toral’s leadership, Valencia finished last season as the most improved team in all of Europe with a points difference of 27 and the Spaniard has since been awarded a new contract until 2020.“The coach is a person who deserves [the contract] for his work, dedication and professionalism,” Parejo told Marca.“As a coach he has shown those traits in Valencia and wherever else he has been.”As for his future plans, Parejo insisted that remains committed after reports had emerged that Ernesto Valverde is reportedly keen to bringing him to the Camp Nou for next season.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I am facing my eighth season, I am happy and content here. Everyone would like to play in Valencia,” said the 29-year-old.Valencia’s transfer plans have not gone as well as they hoped, but Parejo is remaining optimistic over their prospects.“Little by little, reinforcements arrive,” he noted.“All clubs want to improve and sign better footballers.“Last year we had an excellent group, not only on the pitch, but also off it. You have to maintain that and empower it to keep growing.”Parejo has a €50m buy-out clause in his contract at Mestalla.last_img read more


Authorities release name of man shot and killed during vehicle breakin in

first_img Posted: March 13, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Authorities release name of man shot and killed during vehicle break-in in El Cajon March 13, 2018 EL CAJON (KUSI) — Authorities Tuesday publicly identified a suspected car burglar who was fatally shot last weekend by a resident in a neighborhood near Mount Helix.Joseph Mercurio, 31, allegedly was breaking into a vehicle in the 1100 block of Mona Place in El Cajon when the owner spotted him shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, according to police. During an ensuing confrontation, the homeowner shot Mercurio with a .357-caliber revolver, Sgt. Darrin Forster.The mortally wounded suspect got into another vehicle and drove off, fleeing for a short distance before crashing the car into a residential front yard in the 1000 block of West Chase Avenue. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.The resident, whose name has not been released, told investigators he had spotted Mercurio breaking into his vehicle after being alerted to the alleged crime in progress by his barking dogs.“Homicide investigators have since learned … (that) Mercurio was driving a stolen vehicle and had been involved in at least two vehicle burglaries the night of this incident,” Forster alleged.It was unclear if the homeowner might face criminal charges over the shooting. The case remained under investigation this afternoon, the sergeant said. last_img read more


Man arrested for allegedly exposing himself in downtown Vancouver

first_imgPolice on Tuesday morning said they arrested a suspected flasher in downtown Vancouver after a short foot chase.An officer radioed that he was chasing a man on foot near The Columbian, 701 W. Eighth St., just before 8:30 a.m.The man stopped running a few moments later when he was surrounded by at least three police officers.The man had allegedly exposed himself to a woman downtown and she called 911, said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department. When officers spotted a man fitting the suspect’s description, he ran.Juan C. Espinoza, 19, of Vancouver was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure, Kapp said.Espinoza was no longer in custody Tuesday night, jail officers said.last_img


Burn Closure Lifted For Kenai Peninsula

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享An emergency burn closure issued two weeks ago on state, private and municipal lands in the Kenai Peninsula is being rescinded effective at 8 a.m. Wednesday. With cooler, wetter weather moving into Southcentral Alaska over the weekend, fire danger and the potential for large fire growth on the Kenai Peninsula and in the Mat-Su Valley has been reduced, said State Forester Chris Maisch. The extension was a response to the large wildfires burning in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and on the Kenai Peninsula, as well as high fire danger persisting due to warm, dry conditions. The emergency burn closure was enacted by the Division of Forestry on Aug. 21 due to extremely dry conditions and substantial wildfire activity in both boroughs. The closure prohibited all open burning, including campfires and charcoal grills. With the closure lifted, campfires and charcoal grills are now allowed.center_img Howie Kent with the Kenai/Kodiak Division of Forestry: “This is a plea from the Alaska Division of Forestry to the public, our firefighters have their hands full working to suppress and contain devastating wildfires in both the Mat-Su Valley and Kenai Peninsula.  Any new fires will make that job even tougher and could put the public and firefighters at risk.” However, burning debris in the open or in a burn barrel still requires a small- or large-scale burn permit under an emergency order extending Alaska’s wildfire season through September 30.last_img read more


Elections 2019 Aamir Khan Salman Khan Priyanka Chopra Kareena Kapoor Kangana Ranaut

first_imgKareena Kapoor Khan, Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan cast their vote in Mumbai.InstagramIn the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, Bollywood stars and filmmakers turned out in big numbers to cast their vote at polling booths in Mumbai. As always, Bollywood celebrities woke up early and joined the queue of voters at their designated polling booth. They did not forget to pose for pictures with their inked finger, thus sending out a message to voters in Mumbai and the nation to go out and cast their ballot.Those Bollywood celebrities spotted at polling booths for Elections 2019 in Mumbai included Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone (yes, she can exercise her franchise in India), Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor Khan (with little Taimur Ali Khan in tow), Ajay Devgn and Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Sonali Bendre and Goldie Behl, Kangana Ranaut, Arjun Rampal, Farah Khan, Lara Dutta, Dia Mirza, R Madhavan, Richa Chadha, Emraan Hashmi, Pooja Bedi, Twinkle Khanna, and many others.Congress leaders Priya Dutt and Urmila Matondkar were also seen outside the booth with an inked finger. Priya Dutt’s brother and actor Sanjay Dutt also voted along with his wife Maanayata Dutt. Actor Anupam Kher, a staunch supporter of the BJP, was also seen. Television actors like Gautam Rode and many others were also present at the polling booths. Aamir Khan also told the media a joke on the US elections, explaining why the voter is important.Bollywood is divided in their votes this election with some celebrities openly supporting and even contesting and campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), while others have made a public plea to voters to not vote for the BJP and its allies.Take a look at some early pictures and videos of Bollywood celebrities at polling booths in Mumbai while voting for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Deepika Padukone casts her vote in Elections 2019.Twitter Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan cast their vote.Instagram Salman Khan votes in Elections 2019.Twitter Priyanka Chopra casts her vote in Elections 2019Instagram Richa Chadha casts her vote in Elections 2019Instagram Urmila Matondkar casts her vote in Elections 2019Instagram Emraan Hashmi casts his vote in Elections 2019Twitter Kangana Ranaut casts her vote in Elections 2019InstagramHave you cast your vote yet in this election?#LokSabhaElections2019: Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit casts vote in Juhu, Mumbai #IndianElections2019 #MakeYourMark pic.twitter.com/it59Hq3HDp— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) 29 April 2019last_img read more


All Ball Gottlieb defends KD for being brutally honest with CJ McCollum

first_imgGottlieb defends Kevin Durant over his comments from C.J. McCollum’s podcast that led to their highly public Twitter war, and why McCollum learned a hard lesson about being a critic.247 Sports College Basketball Insider talks AAU, and the recent power matchup between Team Takeover and the Compton Magic in Vegas.  Longtime hoops scout talks 2019 recruiting and his top players to watch.Make sure you download and subscribe to All Ball and The Herd Podcast Network on iTunes and iHeart, or however you choose to listen!last_img


Chrome 62 for Android shows passwords finally

first_imgChrome 62 for Android shows passwords (finally) by Martin Brinkmann on October 29, 2017 in Google Android – 3 commentsGoogle Chrome 62 for Android comes with a set of new features that Google announced on the official Chrome releases blog a couple of days ago.The most important feature of the set, if you ask me, is the ability to view and copy passwords that users saved using the mobile web browser.Earlier versions of the Chrome browser for Android did not come with the functionality, and the only option you had in those versions was to access passwords.google.com to manage saved passwords; this was not really the most user friendly way of handling passwords.Google rolls out Chrome 62 currently but it may take weeks before the new build is pushed to all user devices.Chrome users who don’t want to wait can download the latest version of Chrome from APK Mirror. Please note that you need to enable the installation of Android apps from unknown sources in the security settings before you can install that version (as it is not distributed through Google Play but a third-party site).Password management in Chrome version 62.0.3202.73 is available in the settings then. Here is how you manage passwords in Chrome for Android directly:Tap on the menu icon in the Chrome web browser, and select Settings from the context menu when it opens.Select Save passwords when the Settings page opens in the mobile browser.Google Chrome lists saved passwords on the page, but only the name of the site and the email address that you signed up with.You can tap on any of the saved passwords to open its details page. There you find listed the password as well.Tap on the eye icon to reveal the password, or on the copy icon instead to copy it (as well as the user name)Chrome for Android provides the functionality only if the Android device is protected by PIN (or other supported forms of protection).The two other features that Google highlighted are accelerated downloads, and an option to see data savings in the Chrome menu when the Data Saver feature is enabled. google did not provide any additional information on the download acceleration feature.SummaryArticle NameChrome 62 for Android shows passwords (finally)DescriptionGoogle Chrome 62 for Android comes with a set of new features that Google announced on the official Chrome releases blog a couple of days ago.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgFacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Blog | November 16, 2012 Melinda sample blog post The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting is a key source of the latest clinical trial data on new stent technologies. Two key trials were presented, published in the Cardiology Journal, each using transcatheter patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure to prevent cryptogenic strokes.One late-breaking trial illustrated an effective way to reduce contrast-induced nephropathy in renally impaired patients. Click here to see the presentation of the POSEIDON Trial.Stories and videos on these topics can be found below.last_img


Cancelled flights and heat warnings across southwestern US

first_img PHOENIX — American Airlines has cancelled 38 flights in and out of Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon because of extreme heat.The cancellations are for operations by smaller regional jets that have lower maximum operating temperatures than full-size airliners. Those jets can’t operate when it’s 118 degrees or above.American warned passengers over the weekend that it may have to ground flights during a heat wave that could send the temperature soaring to near 120 degrees. Spokesman Ross Feinstein says the late afternoons are the peak affected times.The airline is letting Phoenix passengers flying during the peak heat Monday through Wednesday to change flights without a fee. The forecast calls for a high of 119 Tuesday.Extreme heat creates changes in air density that makes it harder for airplanes to take off.Sizzle on the StripTourists hitting the Las Vegas Strip will feel the sizzle Monday as temperatures could top 114 degrees.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsMeteorologist Ashley Allen with The National Weather Service in Las Vegas says the city’s airport is forecast to hit 114 on Monday, but temperatures on the Strip could reach somewhere between 115 and 120 degrees.Allen says the Las Vegas Strip’s tall, close buildings and long stretches of concrete cause the area to heat quickly and cool slowly. She says it’s hard to predict exactly how hot the Strip will get because the Weather Service does not get official readings there.The Las Vegas-area is forecast on Tuesday to tie a record high of 117 degrees, last recorded in 2013.An excessive heat warning is in effect as temperatures are expected to stay above 110 degrees into the weekend.National Park Service issues warningThe National Park Service is warning visitors to Arizona not to hike into the Grand Canyon because of excessive heat.Temperatures below the rim of the canyon are expected to reach as high as 117 degrees this week. Temperatures on the rim are expected to be in the low to high 90s.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerIf hikers do decide to go ahead with their planned trips, the Park Service says they should take extra precautions to avoid being overcome by the excessive heat. That includes hiking only before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. to avoid strenuous exertion during the hottest part of the day. Drinking extra water and sports drinks will help prevent dehydration that can trigger a health crisis like a heat stroke. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Arizona, Las Vegas, Travel Alert Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Share By: Clarice Silber and Josh Hoffner Source: The Associated Press Cancelled flights and heat warnings across southwestern U.S.last_img read more


Our View Full recovery for the coop banks looks almost impossible

first_imgThe board of the Cyprus Co-operative Bank (CCB) decided not to go ahead with the sacking of 17 employees who were refusing to repay loans they had taken from the bank. There was something surreal about the bank having debt defaulters among its staff (there were 100 in total) and not being able to make them pay up. Were these workers also responsible for pressuring customers with NPLs to restructure their loans or initiating foreclosure action?Presumably, it would have been unlawful for the bank to take a percentage of the monthly salary of each defaulter as repayment for the loan, because if it were not, what stopped the bank from doing so? Was it showing the ‘human face’ of the co-op movement or did management feel it could not go after workers given that the former top brass of the co-ops had borrowed millions they were not repaying?The truth is that the co-op banks, for decades, were a free for all, plundered by staff, customers and politicians who borrowed money with no intention of ever paying it back. As long as the annual interest on loans was covered the co-op was usually content. As the politicians often liked to say, the co-ops were ‘people-friendly’, too unintelligent to realise that this was a recipe for disaster. And once disaster struck, the only way to keep the co-ops afloat was through a €1.7 billion cash injection from the taxpayer.The problem is that despite this injection of cash and the rationalisation of operations through the merging of all co-op entities and shedding staff the CCB is still in trouble, having had the least success in lowering its NPLs, which still make up 50 per cent of its loan portfolio, amounting to €6.4 billion. A company specialising in recoveries was brought in by the CCB in January to help reduce NPLs, but it is too early for results.The problem for the CCB is that its customers were small businesses and individuals, many of whom used their homes as security for loans. Could a state-owned bank start re-possessing defaulters’ houses or foreclosing the premises of small businesses? In theory, yes, but in practice no government would dare back such moves, because of the political cost.The sacking of 17 workers for not repaying their loans would not make the slightest bit of difference to the bank’s prospects, but it was a point of principle. Yet even in this straightforward matter the CCB was obliged to backpedal, revoking its decision less than 24 hours after it was announced, presumably for political reasons. The unions took up the cause, probably pressured the government, and in no time the sacked workers were told to return to work.Operating in these circumstances, it is difficult to see how the CCB will make a full recovery. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


Daughter thanks police for safe return of missing elderly mother

first_imgThe daughter of the 80-year-old Russian woman who was found on Saturday after being lost for three days in the Peyia area said on Monday she wanted to thank the police ‘ from the bottom of my heart’ for the way they handled her mother’s disappearance.Natalia Zakharova said in a letter to the police that officers at Peyia police station had acted “as if their own mother had gone missing”.The elderly woman was reported missing from her Peyia home on Thursday evening and was found on Saturday morning in a small gorge after sustaining just light injuries to her hands. Her family told police she had left the house at 8.30pm on foot and did not return.She was located the police helicopter crew who were taking part in the search operation to find the elderly woman.“After driving around for hours looking for her in the dark without any luck, the next day they began again at first light,” Zakharova said in her letter. The next day a new shift took over with an inspector in charge, who personally organised and supervised the search while dozens of police officers and members of the civil defence joined, including search dogs.A police helicopter joined on Friday afternoon to coordinate with the search dogs, but with no results, the woman said, but the next day they returned with even more reinforcements and spread out in all directions.“Eventually the police helicopter found her in the most outrageously unlikely place, using its thermal imaging camera. Even though my husband and I had stupidly done our best to convince the police that it was improbable for her to be there, where she was eventually found.”She said her mother, who was in hospital after her ordeal, told her she had decided to go to the top of a hill to see the view from there.Zakharova said because her mother has a heart condition and cannot normally walk very far, she had told her not to go very far that night and stay near their home.“So, thank you Cyprus police. Thank you for your efficiency, your professionalism, your prompt response, but most of all, thank you for your compassion and for your humanity.” You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more