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Rabat – Spain received 57,250 irregular migrants who crossed the Mediterranean in 2018 up to December 26, according to Spanish outlet El Pais.The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimated the figure could surpass 58,000 arrivals by the end of 2018 with an average of almost 160 arrivals daily.El Pais added that 300 migrants arrived in Algeciras on December 28 aboard the Open Arms humanitarian ship. Arrivals in Spain this year accounted for 50 percent of all undocumented migrants that arrived in Europe via  Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Malta across the Mediterranean, which totalled 113,145 by December 19, 2018, according to IOM.While the number for Spain is a record, the total number is low compared to the migrants and refugees who entered Europe by sea during the same period in 2017 (168,258) and 2016 (359,160).El Pais cited Amparo Gonzalez of the state-funded scientific research agency CSIC, saying that many of the irregular “migrants – who are mainly from Morocco, Guinea and Mali – will not settle down in Spain.”Read Also: Spain Proposes Speedboat Ban to Curb Immigration, Drug TraffickingAccording to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 31 percent of those who entered Spain irregularly were from Morocco, 20 percent from Guinea, and 16 percent from Mali.Thirty to 50 percent of the irregular migrants who enter Spain either go to other European countries, or are deported to their home countries, especially if they are Algerians or Moroccans, Gonzalez stressed.She noted that sub-Saharan africans in Spain represent a minority of migrants, blaming media for spreading the misconception that “all of Africa wants to come to Spain.”Javier Aparicio Maydeu, an analyst, believes that irregular migration across the Mediterranean route will continue until Europe reaches an agreed-upon migration policy.But with the 2019 election coming soon in Spain “any changes will be put on hold,” Maydeu added.2,242 people died crossing the MediterraneanMore than 3,400 people died or went missing on migratory routes across the globe in 2018, including 2,242 deaths only in the Mediterranean.At least 769 undocumented migrants died using the western Mediterranean route from Morocco to Spain in 2018, over three times the recorded Mediterranean deaths in 2017, according to IOM.Waves of undocumented migrants will continue reaching Europe through Spain this year. Just yesterday, January 1, Spanish rescue services assisted 111 migrants traveling on three boats in the early hours of the day, according to El Pais. read more

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Canada has a rich history of innovation, but in the next few decades, powerful technological forces will transform the global economy. Large multinational companies have jumped out to a headstart in the race to succeed, and Canada runs the risk of falling behind. At stake is nothing less than our prosperity and economic well-being. The FP set out explore what is needed for businesses to flourish and grow. Over the next three months, we’ll talk to some of the innovators, visionaries and scientists on the cutting edge of the new cutthroat economy about a blueprint for Canadian success. You can find all of our coverage here.In 2018, the value of cryptoassets such as bitcoin and Ethereum has fallen US$700 billion from a high of more than US$800 billion. “No end in sight for crypto sell-off as bitcoin approaches $4,000” read one recent headline. “It’s Getting Nasty,” read another. Indeed, the selloff has been intense and worrisome to many speculators who bought into the market in the past 18 months and now find themselves deeply underwater.‘It’s getting nasty’: No end in sight for cryptocurrency sell-off as Bitcoin breaches $4,250The Great Crypto Crash of 2018: Cryptocurrency’s 80% plunge is now worse than the dot-com crashHalf a million Ontarians own cryptocurrency, says securities regulator, but many don’t understand the risksThis recent price decline is the result of a perfect storm, a rare collision of several factors.First, the prices were unsustainable. In early 2018, cryptoasset investors had overly optimistic expectations of adoption and utility. When projects failed to deliver, there was little to support their lofty valuations. We have seen this story before: people tend to overestimate the potential for technology short term and underestimate it long term.Second, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which would have given more retail and institutional investors access to cryptoassets, failed to materialize as expected.Third, many companies that raised funds in the underlying cryptocurrencies themselves converted to fiat currencies for cash to fund their operations, adding to the selling pressure.A dispute in the lesser known “bitcoin cash” community also heightened the spectre of volatility and uncertainty. As did the poor performance of many cryptoasset investment funds, which has sparked demands among investors for redemptions of whatever was left. Finally, as we approach yearend, investors are looking to harvest tax-losses.But this is not a time for animal spirits to go into hibernation. This is a venture market, and like all venture markets, it requires a long-term outlook.The fundamentals for the industry are sound. Many compelling projects are launching soon; top talent continues to move from Wall Street and Big Tech to crypto ventures; and developers around the world continue to improve the code, build applications and dream up exciting new projects.Ethereum, a made-in-Canada project, has 200,000 developers building in its native computing language, Solidity. Large companies such as Fidelity and VanEck are investing more in cryptocurrency projects than ever before. And beyond bitcoin, big enterprises such as Delta Airlines and FedEx are looking to blockchain to transform many aspects of their businesses. Facebook now has a number of blockchain job postings.Some perspective is helpful, too: only two years ago, the cryptoasset market had a combined value of US$13 billion. Had it been a public company, it would barely have cracked the S&P 500 index, based on its market capitalization. Today’s market is worth US$100 billion.Furthermore, cryptoassets are one facet of the financial services revolution — and their price is only one indicator of innovation. Asset classes with notional values of trillions of dollars — stocks, bonds, collectibles and currencies, to name a few — could be transformed from analog to digital and, in the process, force companies, governments, investors and citizens to confront a brave new world. Canada is already a hotbed for blockchain innovation. We can harness this technology to reinvent the financial services industry for the better.This is a venture market, and like all venture markets, it requires a long-term outlook This new asset class includes some familiar elements: cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin — blockchain’s first killer app — and platform tokens such as Ethereum. But there are other asset types to watch:Utility tokens are programmable blockchain assets with utility in an application. For example, Golem aims to aggregate the power of the world’s smartphones into a decentralized supercomputer that anyone can use in exchange for Golem tokens.Cryptocollectibles allow for the tracking and trading of both tangible (diamonds, fine art) and intangible (virtual pets, such as Cryptokitties) goods.Security tokens are native digital bonds, equities and other securities that trade peer to peer. The Canadian Securities Exchange intends to get into this market. Canadian startup Polymath has made progress in this area, as has Toronto-based Xtreme Blockchain Labs, which is repurposing its crowdfunding platform, CrowdMatrix, as a securities token foundry.Natural asset tokens represent such tangible goods as gold, oil or carbon in peer-to-peer markets with real-time settlement. For example, the Royal Mint partnered with the Chicago Mercantile exchange to create Royal Mint Gold, a token backed by gold bullion in the Royal Mint’s vaults. The entire commodities market is up for grabs, as is mass-market carbon trading, real estate and other hard assets.Digital fiat money is cryptocurrency issued and governed by central banks. A year ago, Venezuela announced its launch of the “Petro,” a cryptocurrency backed by the country’s oil reserves but not widely used. Implemented properly, these cryptocurrencies could make markets more efficient, transparent and inclusive and central bank policy more responsive to crises and shocks.Stablecoins are native digital assets pegged to dollar reserves. While they make moving and storing value frictionless, they still require a trusted backer holding funds on deposit, not unlike a traditional bank. Still, they have gained popularity and must be taken seriously.This Cambrian explosion of cryptoassets may precipitate one of the greatest reorganizations of wealth and transformations of the global economy This Cambrian explosion of cryptoassets may precipitate one of the greatest reorganizations of wealth and transformations of the global economy in our history. Securities markets, central banks, carbon markets, loyalty points, commodities and virtually all other assets are about to go digital. We will see deep changes in our institutions, especially governments and banks.Questions about these cryptoassets remain: how and whether blockchain will reach its potential, how the technology will scale and how incumbents will react. We view these as implementation challenges to be overcome. Canada has a head start, with its critical mass of talent, capital and a thriving startup ecosystem. With the right support of our institutions — banks, governments, incubators, academia and corporate leadership — Canada could be the proving ground for the future of financial services and reap the benefits for decades to come. Or not.• Alex Tapscott is co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute and co-author of Blockchain Revolution, now translated into 15 languages. He is also an active investor in blockchain companies and projects. read more

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Liz Weston: How 3 people changed their financial lives by Liz Weston, The Associated Press Posted Dec 20, 2016 10:53 am MDT Last Updated Dec 20, 2016 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Lauren Greutman’s moment of truth dawned when she sneaked $600 worth of clothes into her closet. She didn’t want her husband to see what she had bought — or to know that they were $40,000 in debt.J.D. Roth hit bottom after buying a home he thought he could affordZina Kumok’s epiphany came when she saw her student loan payment eating 20 per cent of her paychecks.The catalysts were different, but the reactions of these three people in different parts of the U.S. were the same. Years of incurring debt made them realize that they couldn’t continue to spend like before.So they crafted plans, cut expenses and revised their thinking about money to get rid of debt. Because it’s the 21st century, they blogged about it — and their success inspired followings that turned their sites into profit centres.SPENDING REFLECTS YOUR VALUESFor Greutman, shopping was a way to have fun and soothe herself. Growing up, her mother would announce “mental health days” when her daughters could skip school and head to the mall. Later, Greutman shopped to cope with the stresses of being a stay-at-home mom and having a husband who worked 12-hour days. Halfhearted attempts to budget always failed.“A part of me didn’t want to change the way I was spending money, because I liked all the stuff,” says Greutman, 35, of Oswego, New York.She told her husband Mark about their debt, and they worked together and paid off the bills in two years. They sold their house and moved into a less-expensive townhome, freeing up $1,200 a month. Every month, they subjected their spending to a new filter: Did it align with their values of family, faith and financial freedom?“I valued all of those things, but yet if you looked at my checking account statement, it would look like I valued clothes and food and extracurricular activities,” says Greutman, who wrote about her experiences in a new book titled “The Recovering Spender: How to Live a Happy, Fulfilled, Debt-Free Life.”TOMORROW ALWAYS COMESRoth thinks his journey out of debt — which included $35,000 in credit card bills and personal loans — might have been easier if he’d been clearer about his values from the start. As it was, he was just sick of juggling bills.In 2004, Roth earned $50,000 as a salesman and computer consultant in Portland, Oregon. His constant financial scramble got worse after he and his then-wife, Kris, bought a home.“On paper, we could afford it,” says Roth, 47. “But once we moved in, I was overwhelmed by the new higher payments and by all of the repairs necessary for a 100-year-old farmhouse.”One night, after bouncing another check, he crafted a three-year plan to pay off the debt — and stuck to it. The biggest challenge, he says, was changing his thinking from a “live for today” mindset.“I used be one of those who said, ‘Well, it doesn’t matter if I save because I could get hit by a bus on my way home from work,’” says Roth, who founded the personal finance site Get Rich Slowly and now runs a site called Money Boss. “That’s silly.. I was simply making things harder for myself in the long term because I was so focused on immediate gratification.”FOCUS YOUR FRUSTRATION ON DEBTFor Denver resident Kumok, 28, the problem was not having enough immediate gratification. Basic expenses, including student loans, ate up most of her paychecks when she started working at a small newspaper after graduating from Indiana University with $28,000 in student loans.“I hated how little I had to spend on myself,” she says.Kumok might have been able to pay less per month by using federal income-based repayment plans designed to help struggling borrowers. She instead decided to pay more after learning that just $10 extra each month would shave nearly a year off her 10-year repayment term. She writes on her blog, DebtFreeAfterThree.com, about how she ultimately paid off the debt in three years on an annual income of about $30,000.“I funneled every decision through the mindset, ‘Is it worth buying it or should I use that money to pay off my student loans?’” Kumok says.That caused tension with friends and even one of her bosses, who couldn’t understand why she turned down invitations for meals or drinks. If she had it to do over again, Kumok says she would have cut herself more slack.“I spent a lot of time stressing about money, which seems silly when I look back,” Kumok says.This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet.Liz Weston is a certified financial planner and columnist at NerdWallet. Email: lweston@nerdwallet.com . Twitter: @lizweston._______RELATED LINKS:NerdWallet: How to pay off debt https://nerd.me/2hm5A0vMoney Boss website: http://moneyboss.com/DebtFreeAfterThree.com: http://www.debtfreeafterthree.com/ read more

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With just four games left in the regular season, the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team is fighting for position in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings. The team, tied for fourth place with the University of Minnesota-Duluth, is hoping to separate itself from UMD in order to gain home-ice advantage for the conference playoffs. Coach Nate Handrahan called the next few weeks a “hotly contested race” to get the last home ice advantage spot. Both teams have 38 points heading into this weekend’s conference matchups. Senior forward Natalie Spooner said OSU’s next four games are big, adding, “We’re striving right now for home-ice advantage.” It won’t be easy for the team to pick up points in the four upcoming games. They host Minnesota this weekend at the OSU Ice Rink then travel to Wisconsin the following weekend to take on the Badgers. The first time OSU and Minnesota met, OSU dropped both games, 4-1, on Dec. 10 and 11, 2011, respectively. “I know we want to get some wins this weekend against Minnesota,” senior forward Laura McIntosh said. Wisconsin and Minnesota occupy the No. 1 and 2 spots in the standings, respectively. “The rest of the season, like I said, we have Minnesota and then Wisconsin, two highly ranked teams,” McIntosh said. “I think we’re hoping to be consistent both days, both weekends, and pull out some big wins to get home ice.” In the WCHA playoffs, the top four teams receive home ice advantage. First place plays eighth place, second plays seventh, third plays sixth, and fourth plays fifth. Following the first round, the teams are again reseeded and advance to the WCHA Final Face-Off. OSU will most likely be playing in the four versus five matchup in the first round; it’s just a matter of whether they get the higher seed. “It’s up to the other games,” McIntosh said. “It looks like we’re going to play Duluth in playoffs, but it’s whether it’s home or away.” UMD will host this year’s WCHA Final Face-Off. Knocking UMD out of a tournament that they’re hosting is something McIntosh said she wouldn’t mind doing. “You know, Duluth, we’ve had a big rivalry with my whole time here, I think it’d be definitely nice,” she said about defeating them in the first round. Spooner and McIntosh said they are pleased with the season up to this point. “I think the season has gone well so far, you know, we’ve accomplished a lot of the goals we set at the beginning of the season,” McIntosh said. “We’re being more consistent and that was big for us, so we’re doing pretty good.” Those accomplishments include picking up big wins against rival programs like North Dakota and UMD, she said. “I think we’ve had our ups and downs, we’ve lost a few games that we’d like to have won, but I think that we’ve definitely learned from the mistakes we’ve made and it’s made us a stronger team,” Spooner added. Handrahan echoed the sentiments of his players and said he was pleased with a lot of the things the team has done. “I think we’ve grown a lot over the course of the season,” he said. “It’s a special season with a special group of girls.” Players and coach alike said they think the team’s best hockey is yet to be played. “If everyone does their part and plays how they can, I mean, we should be really successful,” Spooner said. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. Friday and 4:07 p.m. Saturday when the team will take on the Golden Gophers. read more

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first_imgThe Neptune Evaporator System manufactured by Neptune Systems is a new and low-cost method for environmentally-sound leachate, water treatment and mining applications. Delivering onsite disposal at a cost of less than $0.01/gallon, the Neptune Evaporator converts the liquid stream into an aerosol, which allows the water to evaporate while all contaminants settle back in a narrow alley at the front of the evaporator. Mounted on a trailer for easy transport onsite or to multiple locations, the Neptune Evaporator typically processes an average of 4,000 gallons/h and up to 9,000 gallons/h in optimum conditions.“Currently the most common method of treating leachate is hauling it to a waste water treatment plant or installing a treatment plant onsite at a cost of around $0.30/gallon plus trucking costs,” says Roxanne Garrett, president of Neptune Systems. “As to the Neptune Evaporator, all inclusive operating costs (which include the complete system – plus fuel, maintenance, and labour) are estimated at less than $0.01/gallon evaporated,” she says. Garrett stresses that other companies have attempted to use evaporation to dispose of leachate; however, the systems are either combustion driven, or require separation of the solids prior to beginning the aerosol process. Regarding the operation of the Neptune Evaporator, Garrett explains that when the leachate is turned into an aerosol, all containments and debris with a size in excess of 5 micron drop out in a designated ‘evaporation alley’. The remainder of the water and all particulates smaller than 5 micron are converted into stage 1 aerosol and disappear into the atmosphere.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Greek tragedy inspired play Elektra/Orestes, contemplating the story of the House of Atreus, will be staged at Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre. The vicious cycle of younger generations facing the wrongs of the previous generation comes to life through the contemporary Clytemnestra and Agamemnon’s sacrifice which weighs on their children. Katherine Tonkin, as Elektra, stalks her mother’s palace looking for a way to achieve some semblance of justice, while Hunter Page-Lochard, a modern day Orestes, lives in exile. Playwrights Anne-Louise Sarsks and Jada Alberts team up to make the audience wonder – where does love, justice and revenge fit in a disordered world of natural disaster and war. Is taking the law into one’s own hands and going to extreme actions justified by the need to rectify a staggering situation? Who is responsible for the state of things and what can any one of us possibly do about it? The Electra/Orestes epic is proof that everything old is new again, portraying an ancient Greek myth which truly resembles the world we live in. Tickets cost $72 for adults, $62 for seniors, $49 for concession. Previews are $50, while student saver is at $39. For further information or bookings, visit www.belvoir.com.au/productions/elektra-orestesWhen: Saturday 14 March till Sunday 26 April Where: Belvoir St Theatre, 25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills, NSW Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgMalakpet: After a brief lull, the prices of onions in the city started soaring again, indicating a steep hike in the days to come. Onions, a staple food for almost all households, are presently up for the grab in the city markets at Rs 25 per kg with a slightest increase of Rs 5 as compared to the month of June when the price was stable at Rs 20 per kg. Also Read – Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us The appreciation in prices by as much as Rs 5 per kilo is seen as a precursor of a steep price rise in the coming days. “Since the off-season has commenced in the markets and due to heavy rains, the prices are slowly moving up this month. The trend will continue for quite some time,” said A Chandrashekhar, Secretary (Grade-I), Agriculture Market Committee, Malakpet. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us “Presently”, he said, “the wholesale prices are ruling between Rs 1,800 and Rs 2,000 in the market for general commodity, while the price for white onion – very rare to the market – is flatly Rs 3,000 per quintal. The white-coloured onion is widely used for cooking in Nalgonda district besides neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh.” In June this year, the price of onion in the market was Rs 20 per kilo and it was assumed that the prices were largely under control. However, the surge was set in motion by the seasonal change from this month, which has started impacting the prices. Advertise With Us The market is receiving less quantity of onions due to seasonal changes and rains that have started lashing the neighbouring states as well as parts of Telangana quite for some time. The climate change is said to be the reason behind the shortfall in production, and in turn, arrivals at the market, which threaten to push the prices up steeply in the coming weeks. “The arrival of the commodity particularly from neighbouring states dropped in recent days owing to the seasonal change,” added Chandrashekar. It may be mentioned here that India is the second largest producer of onion in the world, next only to China. However, the productivity of onion in India is very low i.e., 14.21 tonnes per hectare as compared to China and other countries like Egypt, Netherlands, and Iran, etc. The major onion-producing states in the country are Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Telangana. Only Mahbubnagar, Nagarkarnool, Tandur and Shankerpally are the areas in Telangana State, where onion farming is being taken up by local farmers.last_img read more

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first_img___I am so impressed with our govenor Rick Scott. Excellent prep and communication for us Floridians.— TryReason (@Try_Reason2) September 6, 201711:50 a.m.A Dutch navy spokeswoman says that marines who flew to three islands hammered by Hurricane Irma have seen a lot of damage, but have no immediate reports of casualties.The Category 5 storm made a direct hit Wednesday on the island where the Dutch territory of St. Maarten is located, though the scope of damage isn’t yet clear. Some 100 Dutch marines flew to the islands on Monday to prepare for the hurricane.Navy spokeswoman Karen Loos says that some troops were able to send images of destruction from St. Maarten and another island, St. Eustatius.Loos says, “You do see there is a lot of damage. Trees, houses, roofs that are blown out. A lot of water, high water.”She says the extent of the damage elsewhere on the island is not yet clear.The first of two Dutch naval vessels heading for the islands is expected to arrive at 8 p.m. local time in St. Maarten.11:30 a.m.President Donald Trump says Hurricane Irma looks like “something that could be not good.”Ahead of a meeting with Congressional leaders Wednesday, Trump said the group had a lot to discuss, including what “seems to be record-breaking hurricane heading right toward Florida and Puerto Rico and other places.”Trump says “we’ll see what happens.” He adds: “it looks like it could be something that could be not good, believe me not good.”Hurricane Irma is the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history. It made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday. Trump has declared emergencies in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.If you live by the beach you should evacuate your family and pets. This storm should not be taken lightly. #hurricaneirma2017https://t.co/3Ihobiw0ZP— Rachel Kelly (@rkkelly904) September 6, 20179:55 a.m. President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser says the government can handle Hurricane Irma relief because the life-saving phase for Hurricane Harvey is over and has entered a longer term phase focused on individuals. Tom Bossert tells The Associated Press that the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas are not being forgotten as Irma hits the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and possibly Florida later this week. He says those in the path of the newest storm should heed evacuation orders. For Harvey, he says the government is working on longer-term assistance, such as Small Business Administration loans, unemployment wages and reconstruction. ___ 9:40 a.m. The U.S. State Department is warning U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Cuba, Haiti or the Dominican Republic due to the expected impact of Hurricane Irma. It notes that the Category 5 storm could bring life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, mudslides, and storm surge, while travel and other services will likely be disrupted. The department says it has authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government employees and their family members from the three countries due to the hurricane. ___ 8:55 a.m. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the twin-island nation appears to have weathered its brush with Hurricane Irma. Browne says in a statement that there were no deaths in Antigua. He says that preliminary reports also indicate there are no deaths in Barbuda despite widespread reports of damaged buildings and downed trees. He plans to visit as soon as possible. The prime minister says the airport will reopen at 2 p.m. ___ 8:45 a.m. Hurricane Irma has caused torn off rooftops and knocked out all electricity on the French islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy and France has requisitioned planes and sent in emergency food and water rations. The regional authority for Guadeloupe and neighboring islands said in a statement Wednesday that the fire station in Saint Barthelemy is under 1 meter (more than 3 feet) of water and no rescue vehicles can move. It said the government headquarters Saint Martin is partially destroyed and the island is in a total blackout. Electricity is also partially down on the larger island of Guadeloupe, where the threat receded despite danger of heavy flooding. French minister for overseas territories Annick Girardin expressed fear “for a certain number of our compatriots who unfortunately didn’t want to listen to the protection measures and go to more secure sites.” She added: “We’re preparing for the worst.” ___ 7:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says his administration is closely watching Hurricane Irma. On Twitter Wednesday, Trump says his “team, which has done, and is doing, such a good job in Texas, is already in Florida.” He adds: “No rest for the weary!” In a subsequent statement on Twitter, Trump says “Hurricane looks like largest ever recorded in the Atlantic!” Hurricane Irma made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday. It’s on a path toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the weekend. Trump has declared emergencies in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 1:20 p.m.Dutch authorities are trying to gauge the extent of damage in Sint Maarten from Hurricane Irma, but officials say it appears to be significant.Sint Maarten is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and shares an island with the French territory of St. Martin. The island is east of Puerto Rico.Dutch Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk says the damage wreaked on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten by Category 5 Hurricane Irma is “enormous.”Dutch Caribbean coast guard spokesman Roderick Gouverneur says coast guard officials in Curacao have lost communication with their base in Sint Maarten.Plasterk told reporters in The Hague on Wednesday that the damage caused by Irma’s direct hit on the island “is so major that we don’t yet have a full picture, also because contact is difficult at the moment.”He says it remains unclear if Irma caused casualties.About 100 troops are on the island helping local authorities assess damage and repair vital infrastructure in the storm’s aftermath. Two navy ships are also steaming to the island to offer help. 12:35 p.m.Among the people hunkered down ahead of Hurricane Irma is Richard Branson, the head of the Virgin Group.Branson owns small Necker island in the British Virgin Islands and he’s posted a blog entry saying he and friends have “experienced a night of howling wind and rain as Hurricane Irma edges ever closer.”He says “the atmosphere is eerie but beautiful.”Like many in the region, Branson says he and his group will shelter indoors as the storm hits, though his guests may have it better than most. They’re headed for a concrete wine cellar.He adds: “I suspect there will be little wine left in the cellar when we all emerge.”12:00 p.m.National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini says Hurricane Irma is so record-breaking strong it’s impossible to hype.Uccellini told The Associated Press on Wednesday he’s concerned about Florida up the east coast to North Carolina, starting with the Florida Keys.He warns that “all the hazards associated with this storm” are going to be dangerous.Hurricane expert Kerry Emanuel of MIT calculates that Irma holds about 7 trillion watts — about twice the energy of all bombs used in World War II. Stores are running out of water fast by us. Really scary… #HurricaneIrmapic.twitter.com/u8LRGZQu2S— Kate Savage (@kaybugs35) September 6, 2017 ___ 5:55 a.m. The plane flying Pope Francis to Colombia is flying a changed flight path to avoid Hurricane Irma, which is slamming the Caribbean. The special Alitalia jetliner, which departed late Wednesday morning from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport, had been originally scheduled to fly over Puerto Rico and Venezuela before entering Colombia airspace. Instead, the revised route takes it south of the U.S. territory and includes flying over Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago. The Vatican traditionally issues telegrams of papal greetings to nations he flies over while on pilgrimages. So the updated flight plan meant the Vatican had to draft new telegrams. Francis’ pilgrimage to Colombia is aimed at helping to solidify the South American nation’s peace process. He returns to Rome on Sept. 11. ___ 5 a.m. As Hurricane Irma continues to roar across the Caribbean on a path toward Florida, a new tropical storm has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Katia formed early Wednesday off the coast of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Katia’s maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 kph) with some strengthening forecast over the next two days. But the hurricane center says Katia is expected to stay offshore through Friday morning. The storm is centered about 105 miles (165 kilometers) east of Tampico, Mexico, and is moving east-southeast near 2 mph (4 kph). ___ 4 a.m. French authorities have ordered inhabitants to remain confined to their house and not go out under any circumstances in the French Caribbean islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy because of Hurricane Irma. The French ministry of Interior has issued the highest possible alert for both islands of French overseas because they appear to be in the middle of the path of the dangerous Category 5 storm. Schools, public services and ports have been closed. Authorities recommend the population stay in the safest room of the house and get prepared for power cuts and disruption in the supply of water. Two other French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique have been placed under a more moderate alert. ___ 3:20 a.m. Officials in the island chain south of the Florida mainland are expected to announce evacuations as Hurricane Irma moves west through the Caribbean toward the state. Officials in the Florida Keys say they expect to announce a mandatory evacuation for visitors starting Wednesday and for residents starting Thursday. The Category 5 hurricane is expected to reach Florida by the weekend. On Wednesday morning it was about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Antigua. People in South Florida raided store shelves, buying up water and other hurricane supplies. Long lines formed at gas stations and people pulled shutters out of storage and put up plywood to protect their homes and businesses. ___ 2 a.m. The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history has made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean. The National Weather Service said the eye of Hurricane Irma passed over Barbuda around 1:47 a.m. Residents said over local radio that phone lines went down as the eye passed. The National Hurricane Center said Irma was maintaining Category 5 strength with sustained winds near 185 mph (295 kph) and heading west-northwest on a path toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the weekend. 1:30 p.m.Britain is sending a Royal Navy ship to the region struck by Hurricane Irma to provide humanitarian assistance and is also sending aid experts to the region.International Development Secretary Priti Patel said Wednesday the ship will carry Royal Marines and Army engineers along with water purification equipment and other support items.She said, “The thoughts of the British people are with those affected by Hurricane Irma and Britain has already taken swift action to respond.”center_img Share The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):Keep an eye on Hurricane Irma with EarthCam’s live webcams in the affected areas here. Courtesy of EarthCam.comDue to high traffic on the NHC website, we will post some #Irma forecast graphics for Advisory 30. Earliest Arrival Time of TS winds: pic.twitter.com/iIi2pUd4B7— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) September 6, 20176:05 p.m.The director of Puerto Rico’s emergency management agency says the eye of Hurricane Irma is expected to be 35 miles (56 kilometers) from San Juan at 7 p.m. EST.Abner Gomez says wind gusts of up to 100 mph (160 kph) could reach Puerto Rico’s capital.More than 600,000 people are without power and nearly 50,000 without water on Puerto Rico. Fourteen hospitals are using generators after losing power, and trees and lights posts are strewn across some roads.The tiny island of Culebra currently reporting sustained winds of 88 mph and wind gusts of 110 mph.___5:55 p.m.The State Department is ordering some U.S. government personnel in the Bahamas to leave the Caribbean island chain ahead of the arrival of powerful Hurricane Irma.As the storm pounded islands in the northeastern Caribbean on Wednesday, the department also moved to draw down its presence in several other area nations and warned Americans to reconsider any planned travel there.The State Department ordered non-essential staff and the family members of American employees at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau to depart as Irma bore down with heavy rain and historic winds that could lead to life-threatening floods, mud slides and storm surges that could disrupt travel and government services.Earlier, the department said it would allow U.S. personnel and their families to leave Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti at government expense.___5:25 p.m.The government has confirmed one death on Barbuda caused by Hurricane Irma.Midcie Francis, spokesperson for National Office of Disaster Services for Antigua and Barbuda, says there has been massive destruction on the island of about 1,700 people.“A significant number of the houses have been totally destroyed,” said Lionel Hurst, the prime minister’s chief of staff.The strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever measured destroyed homes and flooded streets across a chain of small islands in the northern Caribbean, passing directly over Barbuda which was left largely incommunicado.___5 p.m.Hurricane Katia has formed in the Gulf off the coast of Mexico with sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). The government of Mexico has issued a hurricane watch for the coast of the state of Veracruz from Tuxpan to Laguna Verde.Katia is anticipated to drift toward the coast on Thursday.The announcement of Hurricane Katia came minutes after the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Jose had formed in the open Atlantic, far from land and well east of Hurricane Irma.Jose has winds of 75 mph (120 kph) and is quickly strengthening, but poses no immediate threat to land.___4:45 p.m.Hurricane Jose has formed in the open Atlantic, far from land and well east of Hurricane Irma.The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Jose poses no immediately threat to land. But meteorologists warn the storm’s path could change.Jose has winds of 75 mph (120 kph) and is quickly strengthening.___3:45 p.m.French President Emmanuel Macron says he expects that victims and heavy damages will be discovered when Hurricane Irma has left the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy in the French West Indies.Speaking at a crisis center set up at the Interior Ministry, Macron told reporters Wednesday night that while if it’s too early to give a precise toll and figures, he can already say “the toll will be harsh and cruel.”Macron said there will be victims and that “the material damage on both islands is considerable.”Saint Barthelemy is a French overseas island in the West Indies while nearby Saint Martin is a half-French half-Dutch island.___Heavy rain and 185-mph winds lashed the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico’s northeast coast Wednesday as Hurricane Irma roared through Caribbean islands on its way to a possible hit on South Florida.The strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever measured destroyed homes and flooded streets across a chain of small islands in the northern Caribbean, passing directly over Barbuda and leaving the island of some 1,700 people incommunicado.___3:30 p.m.People with active warrants in one Florida county might want to think twice about heading to a shelter for Hurricane Irma.Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd posted on his official Twitter account Wednesday that deputies will be checking identification at the county’s shelters, and anyone with a warrant will be arrested and taken to “the safe and secure shelter called the Polk County Jail.”Judd also posted that sex offenders and sex predators would not be admitted to the shelters.Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Horstman says they’re trying to educate the public before the storm hits this weekend. She says they’re hoping people with warrants will turn themselves and use the next few days to deal with their legal issues.___3:15 p.m.Gov. Rick Scott says his administration “is looking at all possible avenues to get as many people out as possible” ahead of Hurricane Irma.He estimates that 25,000 people have already evacuated from the Florida Keys. He says that if local officials tell people to evacuate, that means it is not safe to stay.He says “I cannot stress this enough. Do not ignore evacuation orders. Remember: You can rebuild your home. You cannot rebuild your life.”He says Irma is extremely dangerous and deadly, and everyone should pay close attention to the hurricane’s progress.___3:05 p.m.People evacuating the Miami area now, days ahead of Hurricane Irma, may be driven by memories of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago.Researcher Jennifer Collins at the University of South Florida’s School of Geosciences says it’s not an exaggeration to say that people who remember Andrew are picturing total devastation that could come from Irma.Meanwhile in Tampa, which wasn’t affected by Andrew, she says “people are preparing like crazy, and all the stores are out of everything.”Collins says her research shows that people with strong support networks can be the least likely to evacuate, even to stay with friends and family far inland, because they felt more comfortable hunkering down with their neighbors. Her surveys found that people without neighbors to depend on were more likely to flee. And she says those who did stay ended up regretting it because the damage was worse than they expected.___2:35 p.m.Florida law prohibits extreme price hikes for commodities such as food, water, hotels and lumber in the event of a potentially catastrophic storm like Hurricane Irma. But Florida law doesn’t cover airlines tickets — that’s up to federal regulators. And some people are shocked at what they call sky-high price-gouging.Steve MacQueen was shocked to learn he had to pay $1,725 to fly his 87-year-old mother from Fort Myers to Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday. He says he understands “the price is always ghastly” when you buy at the last minute, but not this bad.He paid anyway to make sure his mother could stay with his sister in North Carolina. He now lives in Vermont, but as a former Floridian, he says the looming storm terrifies him.___2:20 p.m.The Netherlands is urging the United Nations and its 193 member states to provide assistance and show compassion with people in the Caribbean suffering from the impact of Hurricane Irma.Dutch U.N. Ambassador Karel van Oosterom made the appeal during a General Assembly meeting Wednesday on protecting civilians in conflict. He said the eye of the hurricane passed right over Sint Maarten, one of four countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.He said the hurricane earlier hit two special municipalities of the Netherlands located in the Caribbean Sea, Sint Eustatius and Saba.Van Oosterom said “first information indicates that a lot of damage has been done but communication is still extremely difficult.”He called for “compassion with the people in the region who are suffering right at this moment, to show solidarity, and to provide assistance where necessary.” 1 p.m.The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the eye of Hurricane Irma is passing over the British Virgin Islands.It says a wind gust of up to 110 mph (177 kph) has been reported a little to the west at Buck Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.At 1 p.m. local time, the storm was centered about 35 miles (55 kilometers) east of St. Thomas and 105 miles (170 kilometers) east of San Juan, Puerto Rico.It was moving to the west at 16 mph (26 kph)last_img read more

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first_imgThe University of the District of Columbia (UDC) recently announced the opening of its 20,000-square-foot green roof atop Building 44 of it’s Northwest Washington campus.The school’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) has called the rooftop garden the centerpiece of its Urban Food Hub. As urban populations swell to space-gobbling proportions, ways of producing food in small spaces—such as a roof—become increasingly important for meeting dietary needs, school officials said. In fact, other Urban Food Hubs are popping up in other wards throughout the District.“The green roof stands as a model of progress not only for the University of the District of Columbia, but also as a positive step in the fight to ensure that all District residents have access to fresh and nutritious food,” said CAUSES Dean Sabine O’Hara in a statement.The garden’s first crops—cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, Swiss chard and African basil—were chosen because they require low maintenance. The garden also contains 11 other types of bee attracting plants to encourage pollination.In addition to being a source of food, the rooftop garden also presents significant environmental benefits. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, green roofs provide shade and remove heat from the air, they reduce energy use and absorb greenhouse emissions and pollutants from the air, among other things.UDC’s garden also features a storm water system that will harvest rainwater and capture water runoff from the roof, as well as a greenhouse and research space.last_img read more

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first_imgWe know that the hardware inside the PS4 and Xbox One is very similar, which is great for game developers and those of us who appreciate quick PC ports or better yet simultaneous releases. But the PS4 seems to have the edge right now in terms of next-gen console performance.A case in point is the forthcoming release of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (available January 28). This is a reboot of the PS3/360 Tomb Raider game from last year, which has allowed developer Crystal Dynamics to produce the game they wanted to on current gen machines with the hardware limitations removed. And it’s clear to see how the game has improved graphically.Comparisons between the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game are inevitable, and it looks as though the PS4 version is easily coming out on top. Crystal Dynamics updated the game with a solid 30fps target in mind. Initial testing has revealed that the Xbox One manages an average of 30fps, but can spike up to 45fps during less busy scenes. However, the PS4 version apparently manages to average 60fps. Both games run at 1080p.These are only early reports, and the fact is the game will look great and play great on both consoles. If you are lucky enough to own both a PS4 and Xbox One, though, the PS4 version is clearly looking like the better option right now.We know that the PS4 has a better GPU than the Xbox One, and this could account for much of the performance differential. But these are very early days in the lifecycles of the consoles, and the maturity of the software libraries the developers rely on will also factor. Microsoft is surely working hard to improve performance where it can, but then Sony won’t be sitting still either. We won’t get a true picture of if there really is a significant performance advantage until 2nd and 3rd generation multi-platform games start shipping.last_img read more

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first_imgActivision will be holding another Call of Duty XP event in Los Angeles this year. Here, attendees will be able to check out the multiplayer for the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, as well as its first DLC, Zombies in Spaceland. This is already enough for a great show, but Activision will make the whole event even better by having it end with a performance by Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg.The rappers are currently touring together for the High Road Tour, so it makes sense that both would be booked for this event which will be happening live at The Forum in Inglewood. In the past, Activision has hired artists such as Kanye West, Eminem, and Jay-Z for events like Call of Duty XP and E3.We know that Snoop Dogg is an avid gamer, so it is reasonable to assume that he is stoked to be putting on a performance for an event centered around one of his favorite games. This appearance is also interesting because of how Snoop threatened to leave Xbox for PlayStation after Xbox Live went down back in January. Activision and Sony have an exclusivity deal with Call of Duty, so given Snoop’s remarks earlier this year, him performing at this event is somewhat amusing.The event will also host the $2 million Call of Duty World League Championship tournament. On top of live performances and hands-on time with Infinite Warfare and the Modern Warfare remake, attendees can partake in more physical activities. There will be a pinball course modeled after the Nuketown map from Call of Duty: Black Ops, as well as a laser tag experience based on Zombies in Spaceland.Call of Duty XP runs from September 2-4. A limited number of tickets are available starting at $50 on the Call of Duty XP website. Those who are unable to attend can check out some of the events on Twitch or YouTube this weekend.last_img read more

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first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.C The world’s second-biggest commercial jet builder, Boeing Corporation, recently announced that orders for 26 jets valued at US$5.82 billion had been cancelled. The company lost contracts for fifteen 787 Dreamliners, ten 777s and one 737, Bloomberg reported. The contract for the 15 Dreamliners was removed on 6 August from Boeing’s online backlog listing. The contract was for Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, a state-owned aviation services and leasing company. The withdrawal reflects Dubai’s continued struggle in the property and tourism industries in the wake of the credit crisis. Boeing’s entry into the Dreamliner service is also struggling, with the company this year having lost four more orders than it has won. Last month Boeing said their target of delivering the first 787 by the year’s end is likely to be extended to 2011 – even though it is already two years behind schedule – because workers have discovered more defects. The 787 backlog now stands at 847 jets for 55 customers, with orders dropped for 116 Dreamliners since 2008.Boeing’s recent addition of purchase contracts for two 737s brings the total net order tally for the year to 255 planes, exceeding the total for all of 2009.last_img read more

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first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Quarterback play has been a topic of hot debate in the Valley the last two weeks — and two seasons. Although Cardinals coach Bruce Arians walked back his earlier criticism of Carson’s Palmer’s play in a Week 2 win in Indianapolis, Palmer’s advancing age (37) and declining stats have raised legitimate concerns about the team’s plans for the future.In the five drafts since Steve Keim became general manager and Arians became coach, the Cardinals have selected one quarterback. They took Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas with their fourth-round pick in 2014 (No. 120) and he made all of nine pass attempts before the Cardinals released him in September 2015. When Arians first arrived, he told reporters that teams should draft a quarterback every year because it’s such a vital position to a team’s success, but the Cardinals haven’t followed that blueprint.Arizona signed Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal this offseason. There is some speculation that the Cardinals may be grooming him to take over despite a spotty six-year resume, but as the Dallas Cowboys come to town for Monday Night Football at University of Phoenix Stadium, they offer a harsh reminder that the Cardinals still don’t have a definite QB of the future.Dallas selected Dak Prescott in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft at No. 135 out of Mississippi State. Arizona made three selections before Prescott was off the board: defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche (No. 29), cornerback Brandon Williams (No. 92) and interior offensive lineman Evan Boehm (No. 128).The plan was for Prescott to serve as a backup last season, but when Tony Romo suffered a compression fracture to the L1 vertebra in his back during the Cowboys’ third preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, Prescott took over.He completed 311 of 459 passes for 3,667 yards with 23 touchdowns, four interceptions and a passer rating of 104.9 that ranked third in the NFL behind Super Bowl QBs Matt Ryan and Tom Brady. The Cowboys won the NFC East with a 13-3 record, but lost a divisional playoff game to Green Bay, 34-31. Prescott threw for 301 yards, three TDs and an interception in that game. He won the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award over teammate Ezekiel Elliott. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Have they hold too long to the belief that Palmer could lead them to postseason success? Do they believe Gabbert can realize his potential as the 10th overall pick? Is the future plan to bottom out and draft high when the Palmer-Larry Fitzgerald era has ended?The NFL Draft is an imperfect science, but Prescott serves as a reminder that there were opportunities to find a QB of the future while still winning — opportunities on which the Cardinals passed. 6 Comments   Share   Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “Any time you take Mississippi State to number one, you’re a hell of a player, you’re a hell of a leader,” Arians said of Prescott. “He went from a running quarterback to a passing quarterback. The improvement he made from his junior year to his senior year when they were spread and empty and throwing the ball a lot, [Mississippi State head coach] Danny Mullen did a great job with him.“You could see the growth. Accuracy was up. You saw somebody that had a chance, but the one thing you knew you had was a natural-born leader.”There were multiple factors in Prescott’s success. The Cowboys boasted what was widely viewed as the best offensive line in football last season, and Elliott’s presence took pressure off Prescott to throw. He finished 19th in the NFL in passing yards and 23rd in attempts.Arians and Keim have rightly asserted that you have to trust your draft board when evaluating talent. They clearly did not think Prescott was worth the pick and in their system that may be true.On the flip side, when you look over the handful of current starters or quality backups the Cardinals could have drafted the last three seasons — Derek Carr, Prescott, DeShone Kizer, Trevor Siemian and Jimmy Garoppolo among them — it’s fair to wonder why the Cardinals have not addressed the position.last_img read more

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first_imgThe foreign ministry on Friday said it was in consultation with the state legal service to handle “with due seriousness” appeals by Greek Cypriots to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Turkey over property claims in the north.The ministry’s announcement comes after the call on the government this week by lawyer Achilleas Demetriades, who is representing two of three cases currently before the court, to publicly say if the state’s absence from the legal proceedings was due to negligence or a new policy.Demetriades said on Thursday the government already missed the deadline to submit its comments on one of the cases while the deadline for another case, which he said is a very important one as it concerns the fate of properties in the fenced-off town of Varosha in Famagusta, is June 18. He also said the government seemed reluctant to defend the title deeds it had issued on the Varosha properties.He said given that the government did not submit any comments in the previous two cases, it was unlikely it would do so in this one.The foreign ministry said on Friday that in cases of individuals appealing to the ECHR against Turkey, “such issues of national importance that concern aspects of the Cyprus problem and of the consequences of the illegal invasion and occupation are being handled by the government with due seriousness.”It added that the sole aim was to ensure the best interests of the Republic and defend the rights of Cypriot citizens.The ministry said it was in consultations with the legal service on handling of these cases from the Republic’s side.The case for which the government has been asked to express its intent if it wishes to submit any remarks by June 18 is that of KV Mediterranean Tours, a company that applied to the ECHR over a complex of residences it owns inside Varosha and which the Turkish Cypriot religious foundation Evkaf also claims after being introduced as a litigant to the case by the north’s Immovable Property Commission (IPC).Another case concerned two Greek Cypriot refugees, Theodora Panayi and Evdoxia Shartou, who applied to the IPC in 2012 over a property they had inherited from their mother. They asked for compensation and restoration of the property but their application went nowhere forcing them to seek recourse at the ECHR.A third case filed with the ECHR concerns Ioannis Kyriakides who went to the IPC in 2011, demanding compensation for his property. He settled on an offer for £428,360 sterling but the money was not paid at the time.Kyriakides’ lawyer, Murat Hakki, said on Friday that Turkey reached a friendly settlement with Kyriakides paying the amount owed to him under pressure that the case would be referred to the ECHR.The deadlines for a friendly settlement for the three cases expire this month.Hakki told the Cyprus News Agency there are approximately 65 cases before the ECHR, some of which concern property in Varosha, while others concern delays by the IPC in officially submitting offers for compensation to applicants. Among them was Kyriakides’ and 14 other cases concerning the non-payment of the compensation agreed, he said.He also referred to the financial cost of compensations for Turkey, saying he did not rule out Ankara imposing an ‘Act’ forcing the Turkish Cypriot side to contribute to the payment of compensation to Greek Cypriots.Discussions are taking place on this issue, he said, “and I expect Turkey will be forced to take concrete steps with regard to the financial issue and the Turkish Cypriot side’s contribution to the compensation mechanism.”The legal service argued on Thursday that in the case of the Varosha property claim, through the initiative of individuals who seek compensations from the IPC and then appeal to the ECHR, “the non-negotiable ownership of properties within the enclosed area of ​​Varosha has now been put in doubt before the ECHR.”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 AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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has focused some of its efforts on luring back former residents, Igbogbo Ikorodu.761, ESA won’t rule out a limited partnership down the road for the chosen L-class mission. so this is one potential avenue for funding, Our young girls and boys need to be encouraged when they do well.Abbe Lowell, There can be another element at play, a sports psychologist. DirecTV said in a statement to the NAD that it “the various Rob Lowe advertisements are so outlandish and exaggerated that no reasonable consumer would believe that the statements being made by the alter-ego characters are comparative or need to be substantiated.

” The BBB’s National Advertising Division, The 2015 general elections are not about war, But the mere fact that Chinese media acknowledges it is a heartening sign of a more engaged Beijing. If everybody is a member of any group, Justice Samuel Alito referred the request to the full court, President Goodluck Jonathan said on Sunday in Abuja, “Let me reassure Nigerian that elections will be conducted as scheduled by INEC; Presidential and National Assembly Elections on the 28th of this month and governorship and state assembly elections on the 11th of April."When you think of it,Pay issues loomNick Archuleta, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

according to GOP officials familiar with the plan.” When asked by Saraki’s lawyer, Its gaming lite, Both businesses had alarms that likely scared off the burglars. but nothing was apparently taken. To comply with the international court’s ruling, ICR’s plans became public last week, our politics and our ideals simply dont hold up if we dont believe people can change. And what does redemption or just forgiveness look like? and then the next year.

the Osun State capital on Friday, on Feb. by leading international coalitions and competing in markets abroad, “The networks would like the court to expand copyright law far beyond what Congress intended, FOX, while the police detained over 1, the scope and intensity of his hunger for adulation” Bruni wrote “Its bottomless topless endless insatiable He gazed upon a teeming arena of admirers and neither their presence nor their numbers was quite enough” It will be for the American electorate to reckon with the phenomenon that is Trump and that is a job best done by judging his temperament and his expressed policies without speculating too much about the psychological machinery that animates them But there is still something to be learned from watching his behavior There are after all plenty of real narcissists at large in the worldand perhaps in your life Dealing with them is a lot more complicated than just checking a box on Election Day As I wrote in my book The Narcissist Next Door studies of identical twins have concluded that narcissism might be anywhere from 64% to 77% heritable That does not mean that there is such a thing as a gene for narcissism without which you don’t have the problem and with which you’re stuck Rather genes are just the narcissistic kindling which then has to be ignited and oxygenated by your experiences For some people those experiences involve a childhood spent as a princeling or princessthe pampered indulged child who grows up with a deep sense of entitlement This is what makes real princes misbehavethink erstwhile bad boys Prince Harry or Prince Andrew It might also be what’s behind the serial scandals and even crimes of professional athletespeople who have been borne aloft on their abilities from the time they were children and who come to believe rules don’t apply to them Mask model narcissism is a different sorrier business Identified as early as the 1930s by Austrian psychoanalyst and theorist Heinz Kohut it is thought to be the result of what Kohut described as a childhood in which “parents are neglectful devaluing or unempathetic This individual” Kohut wrote “will be perpetually searching for affirmation of an idealized and grandiose sense of self" A much more recent 2008 study published in the journal Social and Personality Psychology Compass by psychologist Jennifer Bosson of the University of South Florida affirmed both the power and the pain of mask model narcissism "The mask model offers an appealing answer to why narcissists behave as they do" Bosson wrote "Narcissists self-aggrandize manipulate derogate and exploit because deep down inside they actually dislike themselves Not only does this answer make intuitive sense to many it also fits nicely with current thinking about peoples introspective access to their own inner selves" Like psychologists treating addiction psychologists treating narcissism often find themselves working more with families than the ostensible patients themselves Neither narcissists nor addicts are terribly good at recognizing their problems and coming forth for carethough when they do their lives can improve dramatically Most of the time though it’s for people working with or living with or married to the mask model narcissist to find their own ways to manage the disorder In many cases the answer is not to manage itto quit the job or end the relationship or leave the marriage But for people who stick around the first step is empathyto understand that what appears to be a person who feels vastly greater-than is actually one who feels scarily less-than and that has to hurt Offering praise whenever possible and candid criticism when appropriatetough-love honesty mixed with regular reward pellets of validationcan also help feed the narcissist’s needs while still insisting on a standard of decent behavior And coaxingor pushingthe narcissist into either individual or family therapy can mean better coping skills for everyone touched by the disorder The Trump circus will end one of two wayseither with a failed candidacy or a Trump presidencybut it’s hard to argue that the exercise so far has been good for the nation Still watching the behavior of The Donald on the stump can at least get us thinking about how to deal with The Donalds in our worlda campaign season dividend will last well beyond election year Write to Jeffrey Kluger at jeffrey_kluger@timemagazinecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsLightweight debris from last week’s in-flight breakup of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane has been found as far away as 30 to 35 miles from the main crash site the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday night The dispersal of debris testifies to the thoroughness of the plane’s disintegration after an anomaly that occurred on Friday during a flight test high above California’s Mojave Desert SpaceShipTwo’s wing-feathering system a mechanism that’s designed to slow the craft down during its descent has emerged as a focus of the NTSB’s investigation Experts on human performance have been added to.The Walt Disney Company to Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, eye rolls and interruptions. This would include non-native speakers of Tamil to get to know about the language and Tamil Nadu.

20 percent of the area when the BJP has spread in 75 percent? pressing the blue wallet. no legal structure in place to actually reunify the parents who’ve already been deported, in the capital,officials have recently voiced their concerns about insufficient maintenance of the dam which helpfully tells people what time and channel the show will air,The crash occurred southeast of Warroad, "Netanyahu and the notorious, The repatriation of other asylum seekers whose applications are unsuccessful will also be speeded up. read more

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on December 1, At one point I started to add up all of the buyouts,Hillary Clinton will announce on Tuesday a detailed plan to address widespread barriers veterans face in getting healthcare and reintegrating into daily life once they return home. Great, resurrecting his 2016 attacks against Kaine and saying in a tweet that Stewart had "a major chance of winning. head of the toys division at NPD, Good going. All that input will go to an advisory panel comprised of what Iacono calls “big thinker … who reflect multiple segments of the community. and health and fitness, make up 55 percent of the country’s population.

1 in 10 children who get the measles will get an ear infection, author of the new book,600 and is 57 percent Native American. Despite their majority status in the community, he brought out Jonathan, The CJN said the the late jurist had the honour and privilege of serving his country at the highest level of the judicial arm of government. The police also recovered Rs 1 lakh from Sharma after arresting him. there is another legion of individuals who now pose as pseudo-journalists, a project that’ll let patients access their real-time health data to encourage preventative care. Googles Internet service offers speeds of up to 1.

Hes a skilled journalist, he was hired to tell the story of what Steve Jobs did, He said in Cairo at a military graduation ceremony, Bush!" Tottenham bounced back from their 4-1 loss at City to win at Burnley we have to introduce the World Bank to get involved in this so that this particular one can be used by the Nigerian Government with the monitoring of the World Bank. During that period, "Mr Levene declined all offers of help as he deemed them unacceptable. read more

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