Long Beach Terminal Hindering COSCOs Takeover of OOIL

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license China’s COSCO Shipping Holdings has reportedly proposed to divest the Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) in order to obtain US approval for the takeover of Orient Overseas International Limited (OOIL).According to the Wall Street Journal, the option was unveiled after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) raised concerns over COSCO taking control of the Long Beach terminal.The parties held a meeting last week, during which the Chinese major said it could either divest or carve out the terminal in order to get CFIUS’ go-ahead for the USD 6.3 billion takeover deal.“The transaction process is ongoing and we remain confident.  We will update the market when appropriate,” OOIL representative said.OOIL’s shipping arm OOCL holds a 40-year concession to operate the facility at the Port of Long Beach, which is one of the biggest gateways for imports into the US.COSCO earlier said that the takeover is expected to be completed by June 30, 2018. If the company fails to complete the deal by the deadline, OOIL will receive a break fee of USD 253 million. The fee would be waived if the transaction fails to meet the requirements of CFIUS.In mid-2017, COSCO Shipping Holdings and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) made the offer to buy all issued shares of OOIL. Once the transaction is completed, COSCO would hold 90.1% of OOIL, becoming the world’s third-largest container carrier.COSCO would have a combined fleet of 400 vessels, with capacity exceeding 2.9 million TEUs including orderbook, Drewry said last year.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Canadian company helps amputees take a step in a fashionforward direction

first_imgOne official ambassador is University of Victoria fine arts student Emery Vanderburgh, 21. She lost her leg to cancer at 17. She said her first prosthetic cover helped her “connect with this new look and new chapter.” Alleles does much of their marketing through ambassadors: social-media mavens who model the covers on Instagram in exchange for free product. Some people call themselves ambassadors even though they have no formal relationship with the company, Wanner said – they just love their covers that much. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: “There are not a lot of people designing well for disability,” he said. “It’s really clinical and about engineering (still). It’s not enough anymore to design just for necessity.” Instagram thinks so too. The social-media giant recently featured Alleles on their own home feed and in their Instagram stories, providing a huge boost to the brand. She had Alleles design a custom cover using the aesthetic of Irish artist Louis Le Brocquy as inspiration. The design also pays tribute to her love of cats. Advertisement What it will cost you: During her first few months as an amputee, before she had the cover, people often came up to her asking how she lost her leg.“Any kind of approach had this negative connotation,” she said. But after she got the cover, “The conversation completely changed, to complimenting me and admiring this artistic piece that exemplified my personality.” Advertisement Facebookcenter_img “It allowed people to feel comfortable talking to me.” McCauley Wanner, 31 and Ryan Palibroda, 36, believe their business – which has seen explosive growth over the last year and a half – proves the concept of “design for disability” is an idea whose time has come. “The only reason our business exists is Instagram,” Wanner said. Their Victoria, B.C.-based company, Alleles, makes decorative plastic covers for prosthetic legs in bold colours and intricate patterns that could almost pass for a sleeve tattoo. They’re eminently Instagrammable. Advertisement Alleles has a new line of covers for arm prosthetics in the works, and they’re currently dreaming up other ways to integrate fashion into the lives of people with disabilities – maybe clothing, or even things at a larger scale, using Palibroda’s expertise as a trained architect. Alleles prosthetic covers range in price from $325 up to $1,500 for a fully custom design. “Honestly, I’ve never met more original thinkers. They recognized that prosthetics had only really been viewed as a clinical, medical device and that this perception doesn’t encourage people to feel proud of their uniqueness,” Vanderburgh said. Until recently, design of prosthetics was exclusively focused on making pieces functional and lifelike, not beautiful or stylish, Wanner explained. Early on in the business, there was “push back” both from amputees and people in the prosthetics industry who considered prioritizing design and fashion to be “frivolous,” she said. Twitterlast_img read more

Visiting Japan Ban stresses need to move towards nuclear weaponsfree world

3 August 2010On the first day of his visit to Japan ahead of the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city of Hiroshima, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to work to ensure that nuclear weapons were eliminated. On the first day of his visit to Japan ahead of the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city of Hiroshima, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to work to ensure that nuclear weapons were eliminated. “We must do everything we can to build on the current global momentum towards a nuclear-weapon-free world,” Mr. Ban told reporters in Tokyo, where he also had a working dinner with Japan’s Foreign Minister, Katsuya Okada. He highlighted the Security Council summit on nuclear disarmament in September last year, the extension of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and Russia and the summit on nuclear security in Washington in April this year as positive signs of movement towards a nuclear-free world.Later this week he will visit Nagasaki and Hiroshima for commemoration activities related to the bombings in those cities in August 1945.In a response to a reporter’s question, Mr. Ban said he will use his presence at the commemoration events to “to send out to the international community a strong message to the whole world that we must strive harder to realize a world free of nuclear weapons and proliferation.”Today, the Secretary-General and Mr. Okada discussed cooperation between the United Nations and Japan, which is the second largest contributor to the UN regular budget and to that of UN peacekeeping operations.Mr. Ban lauded Japan’s contribution across the range of matters of UN concern during his discussions with Mr. Okada, which also touched on regional issues, including the Korean Peninsula, Afghanistan, Iran, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, as well as conflict in Somalia.“Japan’s engagement goes well beyond financing. It extends across the whole spectrum of the UN agenda and goals – from climate change to counter-terrorism, from peacebuilding in Africa to human security and our efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). And of course, Japan is a leader on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament,” the Secretary-General said.The Secretary-General is tomorrow scheduled to exchange views on international issues with university students and have a meeting with Prime Minister Naoto Kan. read more

Haiti UN mission launches projects to provide jobs and cut violence

3 September 2010The United Nations peacekeeping force in Haiti has unveiled three drainage and canal rehabilitation projects that it hopes will boost employment and reduce violence in troubled neighbourhoods of a major city. The projects will benefit the districts of Goya, Petite Anse and Ti Riviere in the northern city of Cap Haïtien, the peacekeeping mission – known as MINUSTAH – reported yesterday.Those three districts have been affected by violence and health problems and they are also considered at risk from flooding during the current hurricane season.MINUSTAH reported that the projects should create more than 2,500 jobs and help to reduce flood risks by ditching, paving and rehabilitating channels and canals.The mission is fully funding the projects, estimated to cost just under $600,000, through a community violence reduction programme being conducted with city officials and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). read more

Nepal requests Sri Lanka to reconsider death penalty

The Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal urged President Maithiripala Sirisena to reconsider the capital punishment handed down by Sri Lanka on a Nepali citizen, Chet Bahadur Thapa ( Lalitpur). My Republica reported.Pushpa Kamal Dahal had talks with President Sirisena in India and discussed matters relating to operating direct flights between the two countries and hosting the stalled 19th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ) Summit. Emphasizing on the need of holding the Summit of the regional body as soon as possible, he said the member countries should have common views regarding this. During the meeting, Prime Minister Dahal said that though Nepal and Sri Lanka are somehow far in terms of geographical location, both countries need to play a role in the overall development of South Asia and in the maintenance of cordial relations among SAARC countries. The Prime Minister, on the occasion, also requested the President to reconsider the capital punishment handed down by Sri Lanka on a Nepali citizen, Chet Bahadur Thapa ( Lalitpur) over a case of drugs smuggling and to take effective measures to control trafficking of Nepali women to gulf countries via Sri Lanka.Stating that Sri Lanka shares friendly relations with Nepal, the Sri Lankan President underscored the need of making collective efforts to organised the SAARC Summit. He said Sri Lanka was positive towards the concerns put forth by Nepal. (Colombo Gazette) read more

New garden rocks in downtown Simcoe

The newest addition to the downtown Simcoe cleanup efforts really rocks.The Norfolk Association for Community Living and the Simcoe Painted Rocks group have come together to revamp a garden outside of the NACL downtown location. The newly founded Simcoe Community Painted Rock Garden is located at the corner of Peel St. and Kent St. South.Cindy Newlove from NACL said they wanted to clean up the garden outside of their location.“This garden area was full of weeds, and syringes, and garbage. I thought if we can clean it up and bring some beauty to the downtown, why not?”Newlove is a member of the Brantford Painted Rock group and drew inspiration from their community rock garden for the Simcoe location.“I saw how much positivity was coming from it in Brantford so I thought why not bring it to Simcoe,” said Newlove.Kim Feere, the founder of the Simcoe Painted Rocks group, worked alongside Newlove to see the garden come to fruition.The Simcoe group currently has around 480 members that paint and hide rocks around the community. This garden is now a new location for these artists to hide their painted rocks.The public is welcome to take any of the rocks that they feel speak to them. They can later return the rock, hide it somewhere else, or replace it with a new rock they have created.“It’s like a rock exchange, it’s just to put a smile on somebody’s face,” said Feere.If you find one of the rocks or hide it somewhere else, they ask that you tag the Simcoe Painted Rock group so they can see how far the rocks travel.There will be rock painting days held at the downtown NACL location, which will be posted on their Facebook page.astaylor@postmedia.com  11-year-old Stella Davidson, alongside brother Rowan, 7, paint rocks at the grand opening of the Simcoe Community Painted Rock Garden on Friday afternoon. (ASHLEY TAYLOR/SIMCOE REFORMER) Maeghan Lampman and Peter Ford paint rocks to place in the Simcoe Community Painted Rock Garden during the garden’s grand opening on Friday afternoon. (ASHLEY TAYLOR/SIMCOE REFORMER) read more

Spotifys Top 10 most streamed tracks

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Apr 9, 2013 8:09 am MDT Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, April 1, to Sunday, April 7:UNITED STATES1. Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive” (Interscope Records)2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, “Thrift Shop” (Macklemore)3. Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” (RCA Records)4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, “Can’t Hold Us” (Macklemore)5. Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie” (RCA Records)6. Bruno Mars, “When I Was Your Man” (Atlantic Records)7. Lil Wayne, “Love Me” (Cash Money Records)8. P!nk, “Just Give Me a Reason” (RCA Records)9. The Lumineers, “Ho Hey” (Dualtone Music Group Inc.)10. Drake, “Started From the Bottom” (Cash Money Records)UNITED KINGDOM1. Bastille, “Pompeii” (Virgin Records)2. Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors” (RCA Records)3. P!nk, “Just Give Me a Reason” (RCA Records)4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, “Thrift Shop” (Macklemore)5. The Saturdays, “What About Us” (Polydor Ltd. (UK))6. Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive” (Interscope Records)7. Bruno Mars, “When I Was Your Man” (Atlantic Records)8. The Lumineers, “Ho Hey” (Dualtone Music Group Inc.)9. Disclosure, “White Noise” (Universal Island Records)10. Avicii, “I Could Be the One (Nicktim Radio Edit) (Avicii vs. Nicky Romero)” (Virgin Records) read more

Judge denies request to impose injunction on New Brunswick forestry plan

FREDERICTON – A New Brunswick judge rejected a bid Friday by aboriginal leaders to block an increase in the amount of softwood lumber that can be harvested from Crown lands in the province.The Assembly of First Nations’ Chiefs of New Brunswick asked the Court of Queen’s Bench to impose an injunction that would have prevented the provincial government from signing final agreements with forestry companies.The chiefs expressed disappointment over the judge’s decision and said in a statement they are considering further legal action, including the possibility of an appeal.The agreements are part of the province’s 10-year forestry plan, which allows companies to cut 660,000 more cubic metres of softwood annually, an increase of about 20 per cent.The chiefs argued that the province failed to adequately consult First Nations communities about the plan.In denying their request, Judge Judy Clendening said the chiefs might have an argument to make.“I find that perhaps the applicants may have a triable issue with regard to consultation and accommodation about the terms of the forest management strategy,” she said.The group also argued the increase in the amount of wood that can be cut will cause irreversible harm to the environment and plant and animal species that the First Nations rely on.But Clendening said the facts have not been fleshed out to the extent that the issue of irreparable harm can be determined.“Balancing the rights of all parties at this stage is not possible on the evidence before the court, hence, the status quo will be maintained,” Clendening said.None of the lawyers for the forestry companies or the First Nations groups would comment outside the court.Susan Levi-Peters, a former chief of the Elsipogtog First Nation, said efforts to block the deals with the large forestry companies needs to continue.“We cannot give up because what they’re doing right now is going against conservation,” she said after the decision.The forestry plan is a major part of the bid by the Progressive Conservatives to be re-elected in the province’s Sept. 22 election. The party says the strategy will create jobs and rejuvenate the forestry sector. Judge denies request to impose injunction on New Brunswick forestry plan by Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 22, 2014 10:53 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Prince Philip battles with Union flag that just wont budge as he

first_imgFormed in 1941, the men took the name of their club from the guinea pig, because of the experimental nature of the surgical procedures they underwent.Just 28 of those treated are still alive around the world today, and a few endured the chilly weather as the Duke pulled away a union flag shrouding the stone monument, to unveil the green Cumbrian slate to the autumn sunshine.The memorial, which stands in the Staffordshire arboretum, is inscribed with the words “Out of the flames came inspiration”. The flag gets caught at the back The Duke of Edinburgh unveils the memorial and finds the flag gets caught at the back The Duke of Edinburgh unveils the memorial and finds the flag gets caught at the backCredit:DAVID HARTLEY The flag gets caught at the backCredit: DAVID HARTLEY The Guinea Pig Club, formed in 1941 by men being treated for burns at a hospital in Sussex, as well as meeting with surviving members of the club and their guestsCredit:Joe Giddens/PA Wire It was designed by Graeme Mitcheson, and bears the outline of a Spitfire fighter plane wing while on its reverse, set against the outline of a crashing Hurricane aircraft, is the face of Sir Archibald.Addressing his comrades during the ceremony, club trustee Dr Sandy Saunders, who helped raise thousands for the memorial, said: “A debt of honour is owed to the excellence of surgical expertise, which restored my body to health, and the cheerful spirit of valiant men who taught me to endure my treatment.”He added that, in what is the 75th year of the club, it was only right to remember the “band of seriously injured men” who were able to support each other in some of the darkest moments of their lives. The Duke of Edinburgh at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire where he dedicated a memorial to the Guinea Pig Clubcenter_img Among the men who benefited from the pioneering work was former racing driver Peter Procter from Appletreewick near Skipton, in Yorkshire, who was badly burned in a car crash at Goodwood in 1966.He was adopted by the club’s members when they found out he was being treated on the burns ward at East Grinstead.His wife, Shirley, also at the unveiling, told how while her husband was in hospital with 65% burns she phoned the club’s warrant officer, “Tubby” Taylor, and spoke of how the Guinea Pigs then swung into action.Mrs Procter said: “I told him, ‘you don’t know me, and I don’t know you, but I read your book about the Guinea Pigs’. The Duke of Edinburgh at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire where he dedicated a memorial to the Guinea Pig ClubCredit:Joe Giddens/PA Wire The Duke of Edinburgh encountered a troublesome Union Flag that refused to budge today as he unveiled a memorial in honour of an inspirational band of badly burned Second World War airmen.A handful of the surviving members of the once 649-strong Guinea Pig Club, now in their eighties and nineties, watched as their president, the Duke of Edinburgh, unveiled the stone at the National Memorial Arboretum on Wednesday.All of the club’s members, many of whom fought in the Battle of Britain against the Luftwaffe, received treatment for disfiguring burns at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead from the visionary surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe. “He said ‘I know all about Peter Procter, I’ve read all the press reports’.”He said ‘what do you need?’ and I said ‘back-up’.”And that was it, he said ‘you’ve got it’ and they would then come and visit Peter.”Mr Procter, 86, who only gave up driving racing cars five years ago, said: “I was nine when the war broke out.”We lived near York, which was served by Bomber Command, so we would see the Lancasters and the Wellingtons (bombers) coming in all the time.”So those men were always my heroes.”Then, when they came to see me in hospital after the crash, they were my heroes again.”They were heroes twice over to me. You don’t often get that.”Asked if he believed he would be here today without the surgeons and the Guinea Pig Club, he said: “I don’t think for a second – had I gone anywhere else other than East Grinstead – I’d have survived.”I think mentally, the support I got there, the attitude – I felt I was family, straight away.”It was a special environment.”He said the monument’s unveiling was a “wonderful” occasion, “but not before time”.Mr Procter, who has five children, said: “This should have been here from day one.”What a contribution they made.”The survivors of the Guinea Pig Club suffered tremendous injuries, and people with those sorts of injuries weren’t treated then as they are now.”I think they deserve a very special place like this.”The Duke has been president of the club since 1960, following the death of Sir Archibald. 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. The Guinea Pig Club, formed in 1941 by men being treated for burns at a hospital in Sussex, as well as meeting with surviving members of the club and their guestslast_img read more

Official Ivano Balic to HSG Wetzlar

As Handball-Planet.com exclusively announced five days ago, Ivano Balic will play in DKB Bundesliga team – HSG Wetzlar. Our media was the first to wrote about deal between handball “Mozzart”and German team, who finished 7th last season. Officialy presentation will be held on Tuesday. Balic is already in Germany, ready to help his new team to obtain Bundesliga position in the upcoming season and to replace injured Adnan Harmandic.The best handball player signed one year contract and will have debut in the best handball league at age 34. Balic WetzlarHSG WetzlarIvano Balic ← Previous Story Danil Chernov to SL Benfica Next Story → Struga 2013 is coming: Vardar with two wins finished preparation in Slovenia

Doctors remove inchlong cockroach from Australian mans ear

first_img“Whatever was in my ear didn’t like it at all”With the pain becoming excruciating, his flatmate rushed him to hospital where a doctor put oil down the ear canal.This only forced the two centimetre (0.8 inch) roach to crawl in deeper, before it eventually began to die.“Near the 10 minute mark … somewhere about there, he started to stop burrowing but he was still in the throes of death twitching”At that point the doctor put forceps into his ear and pulled out the cockroach.“She (the doctor) said, ‘You know how I said a little cockroach, that may have been an underestimate’,” he said.“They said they had never pulled an insect this large out of someone’s ear.”Helmer told ABC he would not be taking any added precautions when sleeping, although friends of his said they were so perturbed by his experience that they had begun going to bed with headphones on.- © AFP, 2014 A MAN IN Australia endured a painful hospital visit after a large cockroach burrowed into his ear and his efforts to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner failed.Darwin-based Hendrik Helmer’s ordeal began in the early hours of Wednesday morning when he was woken by a sharp pain in his right ear, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation said.“I was hoping it was not a poisonous spider… I was hoping it didn’t bite me,” he said, adding that as the pain got worse he tried to suck the insect out with a Hoover before squirting water in his ear.last_img read more

Shane Ross to seek a free vote on new drinkdriving law

first_img Feb 22nd 2017, 6:20 AM http://jrnl.ie/3251693 Shane Ross to seek a free vote on new drink-driving law A number of rural TDs, including some in the Independent Alliance, are unhappy with some aspects of the law. Short URL By Christina Finn 25 Comments Transport Minster Shane Ross Image: Sam Boal Share6 Tweet Email TRANSPORT MINISTER SHANE ROSS is to seek a free vote in the Dáil on his new drink-driving law, TheJournal.ie has learned.Last week, Ross received approval from his Cabinet colleagues to implement a new law that will see drink drivers automatically disqualified from driving when caught over the alcohol limit.Ross said he hopes that the General Scheme of a Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty – Drink Driving) Bill will be passed as soon as possible.The latest figures show there were 188 road deaths last year, an increase of 26 on 2015.Rural TDsThe minister is likely to face some backlash from rural TDs over the new legislation – even from within his own Independent Alliance grouping.“I expect it to pass through the Dáil with resistance in places from rural areas,” Ross told TheJournal.ie yesterday.I will be looking for a free vote for everybody. Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil don’t really do free votes, but I will be asking the Cabinet … they may say no.He pointed out that a free vote is not included in the Programme for Government on the issue.It’s understood that a number of TDs, including his Independent Alliance colleagues Kevin Boxer Moran and Sean Canney, are unhappy with some aspects of the new legislation and the impact it will have on rural areas.“This seems to be a classic case for it, it should be a free vote, certainly for Kevin Boxer [Moran] and Sean Canney,” continued Ross.Other TDs such as Kerry’s Michael Healy Rae have also been vocal about stricter laws.In 2016, Healy Rae said there should be “a common sense approach in rural areas” whereby people could go out, have a glass or two of beer and drive home.“There is nothing wrong with it,” he added.It’s understood Ross will seek permission for a free vote from his government colleagues in next week’s Cabinet meeting.The importance of the pubRoss said he “totally understands” why some rural TDs have concerns about the new provisions.I know the importance in rural Ireland of the pub, the social drinking – but I think if we save one life, which it can, it is not too much to ask for people to make arrangements. One person can drive, and four people can drink, and publicans can make arrangements.He said the government will also investigate what measures it can introduce that will help country communities deal with the new laws.“It is part of rural life and no one wants to do anything to damage that, but also we don’t want to provide facilities that allows people who have been drinking more than they should to go out and drive cars,” said the transport minister.‘Drink culture’When asked if he was familiar with the recent “Pint Baby” video that has gone viral, he said he was, and pointed out there is a “drink culture” here in Ireland.That [a drink culture] would be fine as long as people aren’t killing people and there were no road deaths as a result. You have to have an absolute on that, I think. You can’t say it is okay for some people in the country to drive over the limit and get lesser penalty points and be kept on the road.Ross said he found the recent RTÉ documentary, which looked at the personal stories behind Ireland’s car crash victims, “chilling”.When you see children being killed innocently… I think it is a no-brainer that things like this should be tackled.He said he had no patience for people who say they can drink five pints and drive home.“They are being wildly irresponsible with other people’s’ lives, it is not just their own,” said the minister.He said that disqualifying drivers who were found to be drink driving was “proportionate” and would “ultimately save lives”.‘No exceptions’: Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points>Poll: Should all motorists be disqualified for drink driving?> Image: Sam Boal 11,452 Views Transport Minster Shane Ross Wednesday 22 Feb 2017, 6:20 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Scientists Turn Cashew Nut Shells Into Sunscreen

first_img Key West, Florida Bans Sunscreens That Harm Coral ReefsOne father is working to make a better sunblock made of nanoparticles A team of international scientists found an environmentally friendly way to produce sunscreen from cashew nut shells.“Green chemists” from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg are working to produce useful compounds from wood and other fast-growing, non-edible plant waste.Cashew nut shells contain oil compounds that can cause contact dermatitis (similar in severity to poison ivy). Which is why the delicious snack is not typically sold to consumers in its husk.But instead of simply throwing them away, researchers are recycling the pods to help protect humans, livestock, and polymers from the Sun’s harmful rays.As described in a paper published by the European Journal of Organic Chemistry, cashew shells produce aromatic compounds that show good UVA and UVB absorbance.“Cashew nut shells are a waste product in the cashew-farming community, especially in Tanzania, so finding a useful, sustainable way to use these waste products can lead to completely new, environmentally friendly ways of doing things,” principal study author Charles de Koning, a professor at the Wits School of Chemistry, said in a statement.While the atmosphere blocks about three-quarters of the Sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, that last quarter can be damaging to most materials—from dyes and plastics to human and animal skin.To mitigate UV injury, according to Wits University, organic and inorganic compounds are used as filters. Ideal options display a high UV absorption of UVA rays (from 315-400 nm) and UVB rays (from 280-315 nm).But, aside from their petrochemical origin, a major drawback of current UV protection agents is their negative effect on aquatic ecosystems.As a result, there is growing attention from regulatory bodies and stricter regulations are being enforced on the production of Sun-filtering products.“We aimed to find a way to produce new UV absorbers from cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) as a non-edible, bio-renewable carbon resource,” de Koning said.The team—including colleagues from universities in Germany, Malawi, and Tanzania—has already filed a patent application to commercialize this process in South Africa.More on Geek.com:Key West, Florida Bans Sunscreens That Harm Coral ReefsThis Rechargeable Cap Uses UV Rays to Kill Germs in Your Water BottleL’Oréal’s Electronic UV Sensor Sticks With You Stay on targetlast_img read more

BSO investigating two possiblyconnected vehicle breakins in Deerfield Beach

first_imgDEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Deputies are looking into two possibly connected vehicle break-ins, where one of the vehicles was stolen, in Deerfield Beach.Surveillance video showed a truck being taken from a driveway near Northwest Sixth Street and 43rd Way.Another neighbor shared surveillance video of what she said looked like the same people breaking into her Tesla from the same night.Nothing was taken from the neighbor’s car.The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating both break-ins.If you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Hyundai Motorsport got the electric racing itch and it means to scratch

first_img Hyundai Veloster N TCR is a fun way to spend 150 grand 0 More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 1:29 Electric Cars Car Culture Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai 5 things you need to know about the 2020 Hyundai Palisadecenter_img Tags Share your voice Originally published Aug. 6. Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Electric race cars have been heating up starting grids around the world for a while now, and as a result of that — and increasing environmental pressures — manufacturer involvement in electric racing is increasing and the results of that are pretty awesome. The likes of Audi and Jaguar are involved in Formula E, and the electric classes at events like Pikes Peak have been swelling with big-buck entries from Volkswagen. The latest manufacturer to throw its hat in the electric racing ring is Hyundai, which made an announcement Tuesday. “A new era is dawning at Hyundai Motorsport. For many months, our team in Alzenau has been working hard on an exciting electric vehicle, and soon we will be able to share the fruits of these labors,” Andrea Adamo, team director of Hyundai Motorsport, said in a statement. “It promises to be a new chapter for our company, a natural extension to our motorsport activities, one that links closely to the current trends and innovations in the wider automotive industry.”Hyundai’s press release was pretty vague as to what kind of racing it plans to undertake, though its mention of its success in the World Rally Championship could be a hint. Whatever its ambitions, the brand plans to debut its new racer in September at the Frankfurt Auto Show.Hyundai Motorsport is planning on running its electric racing program out of the same facility in Alzenau, Germany, as the rest of its motorsports stuff. 75 Photos 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 first drive: A standout track starlast_img read more

Indian equities see seventh highest foreign inflows despite volatility

first_imgAlthough foreign fund flows into the Indian equity markets have been at their lowest levels in the past four years, the country is still better placed as compared to other countries in terms of overseas investments in domestic stock markets.Witnessing inflows of just $4.32 billion, India still stood at seventh position among countries that saw the highest inflows into their respective equity markets, according to Bloomberg.Among Asian and emerging markets (EMs), India is the third country to receive largest foreign inflows after Brazil and Taiwan. The country accounted for 33.2% of overall foreign flows into Asia and EMs.Experts said that the Indian market, with its strong macroeconomic fundamentals and scope for higher growth, continues to remain as the “favoured destination for foreign funds”.”Investor sentiment about Indian markets is improving as the government is pushing reforms like GST (goods and services tax), allowing FDI (foreign direct investment) into more sectors of economy and the new bankruptcy code. Earnings are also on the verge of improvement. If you see the corporate earnings during Q2FY16, the operating margins of majority of the companies have improved,” The Financial Express quoted Andrew Holland, CEO at Ambit Investment Advisors, as saying.A recent analysis by Business Standard showed that the adjusted net profit of Indian companies went up by 7.7% in the July-September quarter, posting the fastest growth in the last four quarters.Earlier this week, the Modi government announced easing of FDI norms for 15 sectors, indicating that it remains committed to initiate much needed reforms to revive the economy.The government had cleared 16 foreign investment proposals worth Rs 4,722 crore last month, which could further strengthen India’s position as the top FDI destination globally.last_img read more

22day Hilsa ban to begin from 7 Oct

first_imgThe government ban on Hilsa fishing begins from 7 October. Prothom Alo File PhotoA 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting of people’s favourite hilsa fish will come into effect in Chandpur district from 7 October to protect the mother-Hilsa.The ban will be imposed on 60 kilometres area from Matlab Uttar upazila to Haimchar upazila and nearby a 40 km stretch of Char Alexander of Lakshmipur district. The ban will remain in force till 28 October, reports UNB.Last year, the period of restriction on catching hilsa fish was 20 days, from 1 October.Chandpur fisheries official Md Asadul Baki said 22 days from 7 to 28 October is the peak period for mother-Hilsa to release eggs.Necessary measures would be taken to create awareness on conservation of hilsa and its importance among the fishermen.To make the campaign a success, fisheries office and district taskforce will work for 24 hours, the officer added.last_img read more

Are you concerned about Michael Floyd getting back

first_imgAre you concerned about Michael Floyd getting back on the field?“No. Going into this offseason, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Michael so focused. Just the few days that he was available, he was having a fantastic camp. Looked like he got a little looser up top, worked on his flexibility, and was really playing with a high level of consistency. I know Michael is determined to come back, he knows what’s at stake this year both personally and team-wise, and I think that it’s hard to put a timeline on it, but Mike will be back as soon as possible.”Tell us how Lyle Sendlein ended up back in Arizona“It was one of those things where we released him in March for contractual reasons but wanted Lyle back all along. I think it was time for him to get off the couch and quit changing diapers.”Looking at the roster, you will have to part with some NFL-caliber players, right?“I think there will be some tough decisions, whether we release them or have some trade opportunities remains to be seen. I really do like the depth and some of the things we’ve seen. The additions of Corey Peters and Cory Redding — Corey Peters has had an excellent camp so far, Cory Redding has stepped in and become an instant leader. And then you have the young guys like Rodney Gunter, wow, does he still do some things. He’s still raw, but every day Brentson Buckner is working with him and some of the things he does with his hand strength, his ability to stab, are things that you don’t see naturally in a young player.” On when football season officially starts for him:“Football never stops for me.”How has training camp gone for you?“It’s been great. I dont’ know that I’ve ever had hte type of intrigue that I’ve had for this camp, with so many different positions and so many questions to be answered. It’s been fun to see — particularly when you have a couple guys go down, like Troy Niklas with the hamstring, Gresh — we’re trying to get Jermaine Gresham up to speed health-wise. He’s cleared physically, he just has to get in football shape, and he’s pretty close right now. But to see guys like Momah step up and some of the things he’s done in practice with the mismatches that he creates on the interior with his speed, his length and his athleticism, and then Darren Fells, how drastically he continues to improve, which has been really, really fun to see at that position.”Is the tight end room a weapon for this team?“You know what, it’s funny how you come out of the spring with it being a little bit of a concern because of the questions. Darren Fells still hasn’t played a ton of football. Momah was a guy that we found at the Veteran Combine here in Tempe this offseason, and was a little undersized for the position. But some of the things he does in the passing game is really unique, and he continues to shine. We always questioned whether he would be able to do it when the pads came on because he was really pretty in shorts and ran around and catch balls and look great on air, but could he do it with matchups and stuff where he had to block in line, and he has looked fantastic. And then to be able to add Jermaine Gresham in free agency this late in the season is really unique. Very few times are players of his caliber still around in late July, early August, and it was great to be able to have an opportunity to sign him.” ErrorOK ErrorOKDo you worry about the size of Jerraud Powers and Tyrann Mathieu?“No I don’t. And it’s the same thing I tell our scouts when they go out on the road. Guys, there are very few guys that fit into the category of ideal measurables, meaning that they have the perfect length and athleticism and speed for the position. So what do you have to have? You have to have compensating factors, and both of those guys have the compensating factors that are a necessity to play the position, which are eyes, instincts, awareness, foot speed, quickness in a short area. And at the end of the day, they both are competitive as hell, which is exactly what you want at that position.”What do you want to see from your team in the preseason opener?“I want to see physicality and improvement up front on both sides of the ball, which I think we’ve done. I just want to be able to see it when the lights come on. And you want to see young guys step up. The guys that you’re excited about right now, the Markus Goldens, the Gunters, the D.J. Humphries, the Momahs — guys like that who are doing things every day in practice that excite you, but this isn’t real football yet even. Even when you put the pads on in practice, it’s pointing in the right direction but I want to see it against someone else in University of Phoenix Stadium.” Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling If making a trade, do you go for best player available or target a specific position?“If the opportunity comes up at this time of year, in trade talks, regardless of position, to get a talented guy, there’s no question that we would consider pulling the trigger. But generally, this time of year, talking to other general managers, you tend to focus on positions of need. Whether it’s a depth situation or it’s a guy you need to come in and play right away. But you look at some of the positions that we have on our team right now that are a little bit concerning, and inside linebacker — whether we’ve got to keep our guys healthy — running back right now, love the talent in the room, just got to get those guys healthy and back on the field. Offensive tackle went from a position of strength, Rob Crisp and D.J. Humphries have two injuries, so again, from a depth standpoint there are concerns at different positions, but when we’re healthy on the field I feel pretty good about this football team.”What is the status of Andre Ellington?“Expect to get Andre back out there this week. We’ve had some nagging issues with hamstrings here and soft tissue issues, but that’s no different — I’ve seen some other teams around the league that are going through those things. So we’ve got to get everybody back on the field. If there were a time to have some injuries I’m glad it’s right now instead of midway through the season.” Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, right, talks with Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians during an NFL football training camp practice, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Comments   Share   Do you think Gunter can play nose tackle in the NFL?“No question. His hand strength and the snap that he creates through his hips is again, really, really impressive. I called him a head-snapper in the spring. He comes off the ball and he’ll snap offensive linemen’s heads, and that was at the college level. So the concern was can he do it to the big boys, and when you see him do it to Iupati, Coop and Lyle Sendlein every day in practice, you know this guy’s the real deal.”Where is Jonathan Cooper on your scale?“He looks just like he did when we drafted him. Has lost the little hitch he had in his movement last year with his knee. Really was concerned how last year, when he came back from the injury, didn’t quite look like himself athletically. And now, just so far into camp, you see the natural knee bend, the athleticism, the quickness and he is playing at a pretty high level right now as well. So to be able to watch him and Mike Iupati at practice — I know in the time I’ve been here, which has been a long time, we haven’t had a pair of guards that are this talented.”Has J.J. Nelson surprised you?“Here’s what I knew when we drafted him, he wasn’t fast, he was real fast. What you don’t know, and this was the same as John Brown, is he going to be able to understand the pro game when it comes to leverages and concepts in the passing game. How does he run the route tree, how are his ball-skills, particularly when he’s challenged in a crowd. And when you watch J.J. Nelson so far in camp again, and it’s early, his routes have been precise, his ability to make tough catches in a contested crowd, for a thin, lean guy, have been really, really good. And there’s no question it’s scary the way he creates separation. When he runs that 9-route or some of the things he does down the field, it’s pretty tough to see any of our corners keeping stride with him step-for-step.”center_img What kind of camp is Kevin Minter having?“He’s having a really good camp. You know, it’s funny. When you look at different positions, and you talk about guys, and Coach (Arians) and I were talking about this last night. Sometimes you draft guys and they come in and they instantly make a difference.  And sometimes we forget these are young men that need to mature and grow in a system, and sometimes it takes a little while for the light to come on. Kevin’s a guy that we have high expectations for, and so far in camp he has played at a high level. When we drafted Alex Okafor out of Texas, he was a guy that came in, was a little slow to get started, the light hadn’t come on yet. Last year the light started to come on and I think he ended with eight sacks and missed four games. And he looks like another guy who has continued to grow. Looks looser in his hips, looks like he could really be a double-digit sack guy if he continues trending in the right direction.” – / 24 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals General Manager Top Stories Sometimes, it’s best to go straight to the man in charge.And when it comes to the Arizona Cardinals’ roster, that man is Steve Keim.Arizona’s general manager since January 2013, Keim has overseen a transformation that has led to 21 wins over two seasons. 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first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Cardi B, Shawn Mendes and Calvin Harris are set to perform on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour this holiday season.IHeartMedia announced Tuesday the 12-city tour kicks off Nov. 27 in Dallas. The lineup, which varies by city, also includes The Chainsmokers, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, Bebe Rexha and Camila Cabello.The tour will visit Los Angeles on Nov. 30, San Francisco on Dec. 1, Boston on Dec. 4 and Chicago on Dec. 12. The tour wraps on Dec. 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.The Dec. 7 show at New York’s Madison Square Garden will livestream on CWTV.com and the CW app and broadcast on the CW Network on Dec. 16.Tickets go on sale Oct. 15. Other performers include Alessia Cara, Khalid, Normani, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy and Bazzi. This combination photo shows Hip-hop recording artist Cardi B, left, and Shawn Mendes performing at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Sept. 29, 2018, in New York. Cardi B, Shawn Mendes and Calvin Harris are set to perform on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour later this year. IHeartMedia announced Tuesday that the 12-city tour kicks off Nov. 27 in Dallas. (Photos by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Cardi B, Shawn Mendes to perform on Jingle Ball tourcenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Oct 9, 2018 1:48 pm PDT Last Updated Oct 9, 2018 at 3:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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