Harley-Davidson and Marvel LLC hosted a surprise, one hour “for the fans” engagement at Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie premiere in Hollywood March 13, following the close of the red carpet.Chris Evans signs a new Harley-Davidson Street 750 at the premiere in Hollywood, CA.Fans at the event were spontaneously selected to walk and experience the official red carpet and to check out a brand new Street 750 motorcycle along with the stars of the film, who autographed the bike for charity.In its continued partnership with Marvel Comics, Harley-Davidson’s presence at the premiere included six Harley-Davidson motorcycles along the red carpet, where fans took pictures and interacted with actor and musician, Tyler Posey, the official Harley-Davidson commentator and host.Captain America has been riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles since his introduction in 1941, and the latest chapter of the film saga is no different. This time, the superhero revs up a new Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycle when he returns to the screen to battle dark forces April 4, 2014.To commemorate the premiere, the company donated the autographed Street 750 motorcycle to Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Chris Evans to award to his charity of choice – the Concord Youth Theatre. Celebrities and influencers alike autographed the bike before heading into the premiere.Harley-Davidson made its appearance at the premiere by enlisting a select group of special S.H.I.E.L.D agents to ride the motorcycles to the red carpet as the media arrived.Source:PR Newswire
Rabat – The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has decided who it will vote for on Wednesday’s 2026 World Cup host ballot in Moscow.Spain has not revealed its decision yet. However, it has recognized that choosing was not easy.“We made the decision… but it was not easy. With both candidates we unite close cultural ties and in some geographical ties, besides our Latin roots,” said President of the RFEF Luis Rubiales. The Spaniard made his remarks at the end of a meeting of the UEFA associations in Moscow.According to EFE, Rubiales said that RFEF will consider “only and exclusively the interests of Spain and the Spanish football.”The Spanish official also described both bids as “fabulous” despite their differences.Several European countries announced their support for Morocco 2026, including France, Serbia, Russia, Belgium and Luxembourg.Morocco’s bid committee took advantage of the proximity between the North African country and European countries as the gateway to Europe and Africa. Additionally, the flights between European countries and Morocco are much shorter than to North America, and the time zone proximity is also an argument that Morocco relies on to clinch more votes.In April, President of the African Football Confederation (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad called on European football associations to vote for Morocco’s bid.The CAF chief told AFP that a Moroccan bid serves the interest of Europe. “Time zones, distance, fans, it is a question of interest for Europe.” He also noted that Europeans “do not need a visa” to travel to Morocco.“For all that, it is estimated that Europe must vote for Morocco,” Ahmad concluded.The vote to decide which bid will be given hosting rights of the 2026 World Cup will be held in Moscow during the 68th FIFA Congress on Wednesday, June 13.
Security remains the most serious challenge facing Afghanistan, the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan says in a report issued today on progress made in the reconstruction efforts and transition towards a fully representative national government.”Afghanistan’s peace process remains fragile,” Mr. Annan states in a report to the Security Council and general Assembly. “Insecurity and the lack of law and order continues to impact negatively on the lives of Afghans everyday, whittling away at the support for the transitional process.”The report describes progress in the implementation of the Bonn Agreement which paved the way for Afghanistan’s political transition, with support from the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA). It also coincides with the completion of UNAMA’s initial one-year mandate.Mr. Annan stresses that creating a national army and police would be key in achieving “more control over the continuing problem of security and lawlessness.” He says the overall disarmament, demobilization and reintegration would also help to promote an improved human rights environment, economic development and the ability of the Government of Afghanistan to enhance its authority and legitimacy. “The constitution-making process set for 2003 is another State-building exercise fundamental to the Bonn process,” he adds. “It will therefore be vital that the process of drafting, consultation, debate and decision-making be at all times driven and led by Afghans, who alone can properly gauge and reflect in their constitution the wishes of the people.” There were, however, some “spoilers” intent on thwarting the peace process, he adds.”At present, there remain clear signs that, despite President [Hamid] Karzai’s statesmanlike example of national leadership, elements of the transitional administration continue to be seen by Afghans as serving primarily one Afghan constituency or another,” Mr. Annan says, adding that those undermining the peace process “must be left in no doubt that the authorities in Afghanistan and the international community stand ready to protect and see the peace process through to the end.”Urging donors to continue to meet their commitments to Afghanistan, the Secretary-General warns that without considerable political and financial engagement from the international community, “the progress made thus far might not only slow down, but indeed, be dangerously reversed.”
Wide receiver Derrick Mason appears ready to head into retirement as a member of the Baltimore Ravens.Derrick Mason retired from football five months ago, but it appears that he now wants to do so as a member of the Ravens.The Ravens are holding a press conference today at 3 p.m. that will include former WR Derrick Mason, general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh. Mason, 38, is the Ravens’ all-time leading receiver, piling up 5,777 yards and 471 receptions with the franchise. He played with the Ravens from 2005-2010.Derrick Mason was released by the Ravens before the 2012 season. He decided to join the New York Jets instead of re-signing with the Ravens that season and was eventually traded to the Houston Texans.
It was recently reported that police in Portugal had identified a potential new suspect, but Scotland Yard has refused to comment.Confirming the extra funding, a Home Office spokesman said: “All applications for Special Grant funding are considered carefully on their individual merits, however, decisions are made in batches to allow us to better consider the impact on the overall policing budget.”Due to this, the next round of Special Grant funding will not be decided until October, however we have written to Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime in the meantime with assurance that the Metropolitan Police Service will receive a similar level of funding for Operation Grange for 2019/20 as it did for the previous year.” Scotland Yard has been granted extra funding by the Home Office The initial Portuguese investigation failed to make any headway and at one point even wrongly declared her parents, Kate and Gerry “arguidoes”, or persons of interest.Scotland Yard launched its own investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance in 2011 and initially had 29 full time officers working on the case.The investigation has so far cost in excess of £11 million, but despite the fact it has been scaled down to just a handful of officers, detectives remain committed to following up any remaining leads.During the investigation police said they had looked at more than 60 persons of interest and had made inquiries about the whereabouts of 650 sex offenders. Scotland Yard detectives have been granted an extra £300,000 to continue the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann for another year, the Home Office has indicated.The Metropolitan Police asked for the extra funding in order to explore a number of outstanding leads identified during its Operation Grange investigation.The extra funding is expected to allow the investigation to continue for at least another 12 months.Madeleine was just short of her fourth birthday when she vanished from her parents’ apartment in the resort of Praia da Luz during a family holiday to the Algarve in May 2007. 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.
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Young Art, which operates side-by-side fashion and art instruction stores in downtown Vancouver, is closing both businesses.The company’s owners said in a statement that they are not renewing their lease with the Al Angelo Co., which expires April 30. Instead, they are transitioning their businesses to Southern California and will be looking to expand the Young Arts brand into new markets.“The owners and staff at Young Art wish to communicate appreciation to all their loyal patrons who helped make Young Art a success over the past ten years.” the statement said.Ginhee Gentle, a long-time sales associate at the store, said the stores are owned by Jaehee Kim, who lives in California. She said the Asian Mini Mart, around the corner at 812 Columbia St., is under the same ownership and will remain open.Young Art opened in 2003 and for several years operated at a second location in east Vancouver. The store is currently conducting a liquidation sale.Gentle said many customers and families enrolled in arts classes are sorry to see the stores go. But Gentle said she’s happy that the Young Art concept will take root elsewhere.“I hope people understand it’s a positive, not a negative,” said Gentle, who is moving to California with the company.
High-tension power lines are pictured outside a Tata Power sub-station in the suburbs of Mumbai in this file photo. REUTERS/Shailesh AndradeReutersSalt-to-automobile conglomerate Tata Group is in a tough spot with Tata Power. In a new development, company chairman N Chandrasekaran said on Wednesday that the company is trying to sell off non-core assets in a bid to reduce debt.Currently, the company has gross debt of around Rs 48,816 crore on its books. Speaking at Tata Power’s 98th annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai, Chandrasekaran said, “The company is examining various debt reduction options, including sale of non-core assets,” Mint reported.The company is facing operational headwinds at its Mundra power plant in Gujarat, as it became unviable after coal exporter Indonesia sharply increased coal prices since 2010.Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL) appealed to the state electricity regulator as the company failed to convince its customers to pay more prices for the power.Following this, the appellate electricity tribunal allowed compensatory tariffs to make up for the higher costs. But in April this year, it was struck down by the Supreme Court. Soon after the apex court verdict, the company offered to sell 51 percent stake in CGPL for a token Re 1, the business daily reported. “We still don’t know how we can solve the Mundra issue… we currently have an under-recovery somewhere between Rs 900 crore to Rs 1,000 crore. Nevertheless, we would like to solve this issue and the only solutions are either to get some kind of resolution with the procurers or regulators or find cheaper coal,” Chandrasekaran said at the AGM.The Tata Sons Chairman said that currently, Tata Power has more than 90 subsidiaries and associate firms, and the firm has a project outlay of Rs 7,900 crore for the Mundra project.The company is in the process of scrapping its 60-year-old Mumbai-based flagship Trombay Power Station, said Anil Sardana, chief executive officer and managing director of Tata Power.
By Mallika Sen, The Associated PressLate night gunfire at a large, outdoor event in Brooklyn killed one man, wounded 11 others and sent hundreds and perhaps thousands of people running for cover.The shooting erupted just as the crowd at the annual Old Timers Event in the Brownsville neighborhood was beginning to disperse July 27, witnesses said.A police officer walks by yellow evidence markers at a playground in the Brownsville neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, July 28, 2019. Police said, one man was killed and at least 11 others were injured in a shooting late Saturday night at the park. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)“There were a lot of people just chilling and having a good time,” Kaseem Collins, 19, told the Daily News. Then, when shots rang out, “we all started running,” he said. “I ran as fast as I could away from everyone. I thought I was going to get shot.”“I heard shots, and I saw a stampede running toward me,” Diamond Perez, 38, told the newspaper.NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill told NY1 that police do not have a suspect and that it’s unknown whether there was more than one gunman. He said 12 people were shot, but that it wasn’t clear what led to the gunfire.A 38-year-old man died with a single bullet wound to his head, a New York City police spokesman said. His identity was not released.O’Neill said six of the wounded have been released from the hospital. He did not address the conditions of the five others. Hours earlier, a New York City fire department spokesman said some were in serious condition.The police commissioner said 2,000 to 3,000 people were attending the event next to a playground, and that more than 100 police officers were stationed there.A 2010 newsletter from the parks department described the Old Timers Event as a celebration of former members of the Brownsville Recreation Center “who went on to success and fame in sports and other endeavors.” It said the event has grown over the years to include concerts and other things.Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted early July 28 that the shooting “shattered a peaceful neighborhood event.”“One of the worst experiences of my life,” City Council member Alicka Amprey-Samuel tweeted. “How does such a beautiful and peaceful event become overshadowed by tragedy in seconds?”“It was chaos,” Gary Miller, a 60-year-old vendor at the event, told the New York Post. “Shots rang out and the crowd was already dispersing and you heard about 9 to 11 shots and everyone was running and scattering for cover.”Videos posted on social media showed police clearing large groups of people out of the area around the recreation center following the shooting. Photos from local news outlets showed several people taken from the scene on stretchers, including some with what appeared to be minor wounds.By mid-morning, the area was cordoned off with police tape. Plenty of litter was strewn about the ground.Brownsville is an east Brooklyn neighborhood that’s continued to struggle with gun violence, even as New York streets become safer than they have been in decades.“We will do everything in our power to keep this community safe and get guns off our streets,” de Blasio tweeted.State Sen. Roxanne J. Persaud echoed de Blasio, adding the hashtags “#StopTheViolence” and “#PutDownTheGuns” to her tweets expressing frustration with the shooting, which she called “unacceptable” and “cowardly.”“Our community mourns again. We should be able to have fun in open spaces without fear of violence,” tweeted Persaud, whose district includes Brownsville. “Respect your community. We are better than the violence.”
You have to be a serious Mass Effect 2 fan to put together a costume this intricate and detailed, and that’s exactly what Robert Rodgers is. Rodgers, an artist and consume designer from Florida, built the costume from scratch. He’s self-taught, but you wouldn’t know it from the quality and love he put into this costume.His Garrus Vakarian costume looks like the video game come to life, and it’s not just a copy of Garrus’ armor: he has a helmet and mask that looks like Garrus and moves when he speaks. Rodgers says the Garrus costume has “at least” 75 LEDs in or on it, and requires nine 9-volt batteries if you want the lights to stay on for a few hours.The batteries may not be your primary concern if you’re wearing the costume, though: Garrus has digitigrade legs, which means he essentially walks on his toes. To make the costume look right, Rodgers had to make the legs of the costume such that he essentially has to wear heels to stand in it. He says that the setup is comfortable when standing still, but he wouldn’t want to “walk a parade route” wearing it.He also notes that there’s a bottom plate for the costume with Garrus’ tail on it that he forgot to attach before shooting the video, but the whole thing definitely looks the part. He also noted that the costume was more difficult to make than he thought it would be, but he doesn’t tip how long it took him. Regardless, the whole costume is impressive.He says the rest of the amor is surprisingly light and comfortable to wear, including the eyepiece, which lights up brilliantly. Rodgers also says he’s planning to make more of the Garrus costumes for anyone interested. If you have to have one for your next costume party or video game convention, he’s the man to get in touch with.Read more at My Wicked Armor
Jungnitsch, a Ph.D. student at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Innsbruck, Austria, has been working on a way to simplify the way that multiparticle entanglement is characterized. Along with Tobias Moroder and Otfried Gühne from the University of Siegen in Germany, Jungnitsch created criteria that can be easily implemented in experiments. Their work is published in Physical Review Letters: “Taming Multiparticle Entanglement.”To thank our 25,000 fans in the Facebook community, this story was posted on the Physorg.com FB page a few hours before going live on the main site“We developed a criterion that can easily be implemented so that others can use it,” Jungnitsch says. “Experimentalists can download it from the Internet and use it to measure entanglement. It provides results that others can understand, helping to let them know that these particles are really entangled.”The team from Austria and Germany used what they call “suitable relaxations” to develop their criteria. The method involves first considering a quantum state involving three particles. If the state can be separated out using different partitions, it is called biseparable. When in a biseparable state, the system is not considered to be entangled. If, however, the quantum state is not biseparable, it can be thought of as genuinely multiparticle-entangled, meaning that all particles are entangled and not only some of them.“There are many states that are entangled in some sense,” Jungnitsch points out, “but it’s not easy to see if they are genuinely entangled. We relaxed the definition a bit, and it still works pretty well. Our method won’t work for all entangled states, but you can still catch the phenomena of entanglement pretty well.” “The point is to make sure that your particles are in a genuinely entangled state,” Jungnitsch continues. “In many cases, you want to know if all of the items prepared are entangled.” Otherwise, for some operations, you might not get the desired results. “When particles are genuinely entangled, they can be useful for a number of operations. Our criteria can help experimentalists verify that the state really is entangled. It’s something useful and practical.”Jungnitsch says that they have already provided the code for download. “It can be used in experiments now,” he says. “We wrote the code and put it on the Internet. Experimentalists can download and then run the code on their own computers as part of their efforts to see whether or not their multiparticle systems are entangled.”Some refining is still possible, however. “We have been working on applying the code to specific states – important states.” Because there are some applications that require certain quantum states, being able to detect whether or not particles have reached those states is important. With some adjustments to the code, it should be possible to characterize such entangled states even more accurately.“Of course, the long view is always quantum computers,” Jungnitsch acknowledges. “But there are other applications for quantum correlations as well. The first step to many of these applications, and to improving quantum information processing, is to verify entangled states. Our efforts can help with that.” (PhysOrg.com) — The ability to entangle particles is considered essential for a number of experiments and applications. While we have seen evidence for quantum entanglement, it is still difficult to detect unambiguously. Multiparticle quantum correlations are especially important for work with optical lattices, superconducting qubits and quantum information processing. “Entanglement in large qubit systems is becoming more important,” Bastian Jungnitsch tells PhysOrg.com. “Unfortunately, the characterization of multiparticle entanglement is difficult.” The structure of multiparticle entanglement for three particles. The team approximates the set of unentangled states (shown in blue) by a larger set (shown with a thick, red border), which has the advantage that the latter is much easier to handle theoretically. This idea leads to an efficient, easily implementable criterion for multiparticle entanglement. The figure was drawn by Bastian Jungnitsch. Copyright 2011 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Entanglement can help in classical communication More information: Bastian Jungnitsch, Tobias Moroder, Otfried Gühne, “Taming Multiparticle Entanglement,” Physical Review Letters (2011). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.190502 Explore further Citation: Simplifying the process of detecting genuine multiparticle entanglement (2011, May 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-genuine-multiparticle-entanglement.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Rescue efforts in Gangsu.Image: Guo Gang, Xinhua/AP China’s popular tourism province, Gansu has been struck by twin earthquakes this week, killing 89 people and injuring up to 600 others.Reports out of China have confirmed the country’s northwest experienced quakes with magnitude 5.9 and a 5.6 as well as 371 aftershocks, CCTV reported.The majority of people killed are said to have come from Min county, and according to a social media update from the government of Dingxi city, 14 people are still missing. In addition to the human cost, up to eight towns are said to be seriously impacted, with 1,200 buildings collapsed and 21,000 others damaged.3,000 rescuers including police officers, firefighters and soldiers have been called into the area to assist with search and recovery.Although severe, yesterday’s earthquakes are not the worst to strike the Gangsu province, with the region experiencing the world’s third deadliest earthquake of all time in 1920.This page will be updates as more news comes to hand. Source = ETB News: N.J.
Growth Estimates Point South for Fannie Mae in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Share Agents & Brokers Company News Fannie Mae Fixed-Rate Mortgage Home Sales Housing Affordability Housing Starts Investment Jobs Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Profits Service Providers 2012-07-23 Tory Barringer A weakened second quarter may indicate a slowdown in economic activity for the rest of the year, “”Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html reported Monday.[IMAGE]According to a report from the GSE, its Economic & Strategic Research Group may have been too optimistic in its original 2012 GDP growth projection of 2.2 percent. Its revised growth rate estimate is 2.0 percent.The group attributed the waning economic growth to drops in consumer confidence and employment opportunities.””Breaking pace with a strong first quarter, consumer spending has weakened in recent months as the consumer confidence index fell to the lowest level since January,”” said Fannie Mae in a release. “”Contributing to the downturn is an uncertain job market. The June employment report showed significantly fewer hires compared to the first quarter monthly average, and ongoing concern regarding the European debt crisis and domestic [COLUMN_BREAK]financial markets may suppress a meaningful increase in private payrolls before the end of the year.”” Despite the downgrade in anticipated economic growth, Fannie Mae found a silver lining in the housing market. Year-over-year, home sales increased by 9 percent, and single-family housing starts are nearly 20 percent higher (although still below healthy norms). Fannie Mae expects increased residential investment to contribute to economic growth for the first time since 2005.In addition, the GSE’s June 2012 National Housing Survey showed that homeowners have greater confidence in one-year-ahead home price expectations. The share of polled customers who said they would buy a home if moving increased by 6 percentage points up to the highest level seen since the survey began.The group expects housing starts and sales to continue to grow through the rest of 2012 and 2013, owing largely to record low mortgage rates and the belief that housing prices have hit bottom and are likely to increase in the future.””The data from the past month collectively point to decelerating economic growth, but growth nonetheless,”” said “”Doug Duncan””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/about-us/company-overview/leadership/duncan.html, chief economist at Fannie Mae. “”It’s now clear that our bias toward downside risks noted in the June forecast have materialized, pushing down our already modest growth projections. “”However, despite signs of deteriorating momentum for economic activity, housing continues to be a bright spot as news from the housing market has been relatively upbeat, presenting a rare upside boost to the economy,”” he added. July 23, 2012 397 Views
by The Associated Press Posted Jul 19, 2018 7:19 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SAN DIEGO – Disney says it will release new episodes of the Star Wars animated series “The Clone Wars” on its upcoming streaming platform.The 12-episode run was announced Thursday during a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego. In an announcement, Disney says the show will continue the story lines of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker before he turns into Darth Vader, and the young Jedi apprentice Ahsoka Tano.The show is set between two of “Star Wars” prequel films: “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith.”The original “Clone Wars” series ran for six seasons, and Tano’s character has appeared in “Rebels,” another animated series set in the Star Wars universe.No release date for the show has been announced. Disney plans to unveil their streaming service in 2019. Disney announces new Star Wars ‘Clone Wars’ episodes
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday warned Cyprus its moves to explore for energy around the eastern Mediterranean were “untimely and dangerous”, adding that Ankara would continue to protect the rights and interests of Turkish Cypriots.Ankara has said it will take measures against Cyprus for engaging in gas and oil exploration around the divided island, arguing it has no jurisdiction to explore for hydrocarbons.“Turkey thinks there is an opportunity for cooperation on energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean but the unilateral steps by the Greek Cypriot side are untimely, dangerous and encourage a deadlock,” Yildirim said.The tensions over energy exploration flared up after talks to reunify the island collapsed on July 7, marking the end of a process seen as the most promising in generations to heal the conflict.“Steps to end the unjust, baseless restrictions imposed on the Turkish Cypriot people must be taken without delay,” Yildirim said.He was speaking at a ceremony in Nicosia to mark the 43rd anniversary of what Turkey calls the “Cyprus Peace Operation” of July 20, 1974, when Turkish troops invaded the north of the island in response to a brief Greek-inspired coup.Air raid sirens wailed over the south of Cyprus at dawn on Thursday, marking the hour Turkish forces landed.Turkey last week sent two ships and a submarine to monitor the “West Capella” drilling vessel, which was contracted by France’s Total and Italy Eni, moved into position in the eastern Mediterranean to start exploring for gas.The Turkish military said on Wednesday its vessels’ monitoring activities in the region were continuing.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppTake Online Privacy on a whole New levelFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo Search | Search AdsStop Joint Pain. Search Joint Pain ReliefYahoo Search | Search AdsUndoDr. Marty3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. MartyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
The first-ever Cyprus conference on medical cannabis will take place on Wednesday and Thursday in Nicosia.Organised by CSB Farms, the two-day event will look at the benefits and challenges facing the new market of medical cannabis.Day 1 will focus on policy issues, law and developments in the legislation of medical cannabis, as well as on the implementation of medical cannabis from a practical point of view.The same day, emphasis will also be given to bridging the divide between scientific facts and the knowledge of medical professionals and will focus on the endo-cannabinoid system and on the cannabinoid-terpene interactions.Day 2 will explore the Cyprus medical cannabis policy implementation, the medical cannabis consequences for pharmacists and doctors and medical science and new therapies involving cannabinoids. Day 2 will also give an interdisciplinary scientific overview of the issue of medical cannabis.A bill allowing the cultivation and provision of medical cannabis in Cyprus has been approved by the government.“This is an important development measure for the country,” organisers said in a statement.“For this reason, Cyprus needs international investors, whose expertise, science and significant funds will help the distribution of medical cannabis products at pharmacies and healthcare facilities throughout the country to patients who have authorisation to access medical cannabis products.”The conference will be addressed to all stakeholders involved in the Cyprus health care community general practitioners, oncologists, neurologists, urologists, and specialists, management of hospitals and clinics, patient associations, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, medical equipment suppliers and providers, public health agencies, healthcare advisors, health associations, researchers and universities.Day 2 is specifically addressed to senior government officials from the ministry of health, other related ministries and departments, parliamentary committees, related health care associations.Speakers include Thijs Roes, Science Journalist and Historian from the Netherlands, Eli Kazom, CEO of CSB Farms, and an unspecified representative from the Ministry of HealthFor further details and for registration:https://www.imhbusiness.com/en/the-medical-cannabis-conferenceYou May LikeBroadband Deals | Search AdsSearch For Great Broadband Internet DealsBroadband Deals | Search AdsUndoForbes | Zip JobsThe Real Reason You Don’t Hear Back After Sending a ResumeForbes | Zip JobsUndoStairliftRowland Heights: These Special Stairlifts Will Make You Rethink MobilityStairliftUndo Data is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoUrgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoModi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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(2) manages by best-seller; (3) seeks refuge in the false security of best-practices; (4) fails to come up with reasonable benchmarks for judging performance of solutions; (5) does everything and thus does nothing; etc There is the policy fragilista who feels that continuous interventions into the financial market are necessary for stability In Filters Against Folly Garrett Hardin writes: Whatever plan of action we adopt in our attempt to remake the world our usual first step is to pin a laudatory label on what we are doing We may call it development cure correction improvement help or progress We load untested conclusions onto ill-stated premises But every intervention in an existing system is for certain only an intervention We will make progress faster if we honestly call the changes "interventions" only until an audit shows what we have actually done Needless to say such honesty will be resisted by most promoters of change The point isnt to avoid risk or even intervention but rather to be humble about our knowledge or lack of it To know when we should avoid small immediate and visible benefits that introduce the possibility for large (and possibly invisible) side effects Less is more This isnt foolproof but one possible way to counter the fragilista is to ensure rationale is explicitly (and publicly) stated up front When we mess with an existing (complex) system were intervening; we can never do merely one thing This piece originally appeared on Farnam Street Join over 60000 readers and get a free weekly update via email here Contact us at editors@timecom 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 editorsAudubon’s municipal liquor store located between the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway tracks and Highway 10 on the main street into town is an on- and off-sale meaning it is licensed to act both as a carry-out liquor store and a tavern"The liquor store will be up for sale it was approved today by a special meeting of the city council" Clerk-Treasurer Jessica Wiedenmeyer said Thursday Nov 3The building will be listed by Coldwell Banker and the city hopes it will be purchased by a private investor and operated as an on- and off-sale licensed by the cityThe city is tentatively planning to keep operating the liquor store until it sells Wiedenmeyer said "Hopefully it will sell very quickly" she addedIt is the only bar in town and one of just a few places in town where pizzas and other restaurant-type food is available"It’s been losing money and finding staff has been very very difficult" she said "The liquor store reserve is gone — when it’s been losing money for the last eight years we had to do something"The city of Frazee is also struggling with financial losses at its city-owned on- and off-sale liquor store (it reported an $8888 loss last year) but the issue there appears to be more of an accounting problem said City Administrator Denise AndersonThe liquor store is attached to an event center which is profitable and whose finances are tallied separatelyThe problem for the liquor store could be that the event center sells liquor stocked and paid for by the city liquor store so the event center shows an artificial profit while the liquor store shows an artificial loss The two need to be treated as one entity for reporting purposes she believes"Frazee is in the process of taking a hard look at the liquor store-event center" she said "The (City Council) Liquor Committee managers and myself need to sit down and take a look at this"Audubon and Frazee were both among the 29 Minnesota cities required to hold a public hearing on the future of their liquor storeState law requires a hearing before Nov 18 if the liquor operation shows a net loss in at least two of the past three yearsIn 2014 according to the State Auditor’s office Audubon lost $14300 on its liquor store It lost $24650 in 2013 In 2014 Frazee reported a loss of $24877 on its liquor store The store made $11521 in 2013The Detroit Lakes off-sale municipal liquor did well last year: It brought in about $748000 a profit margin of 125 percent and transferred about $627000 from the liquor fund to the general fundIn 2014 Detroit Lakes made $790000 from its liquor store on a profit margin of 136 percent and transferred $545000 to the general fundIn 2013 Detroit Lakes made $524000 a 97 percent profit margin and transferred $600000 from its liquor fund to its general fundHere’s how other local cities fared last year with the liquor store revenues:Jamestown ND-95 formerly of McVille ND died Wednesday May 16 in Jamestown Memorial Service: 10:30 am Monday May 21 at McVille Lutheran Church McVille (Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel Jamestown ND)" Clooney added,report | Reuters World Reuters Mar 15 leaving a little over four years before the statute of limitations ran out, your robot will park your car now.3 percent by 2016.
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the first time) reappears to help him deal with the situation Ali Benjamin’s The Thing About Jellyfish which has just been named as a finalist for a National Book Award is about Suzy who has just lost her best friend in an inexplicable drowning accident Baffled by the incident because her friend was such a strong swimmer Suzy decides the cause must have been a fatal Irukandji jellyfish sting and she becomes obsessed with learning all she can about the species As she withdraws into herself and stops speaking to her parents peers and teachers she throws herself into research The Nest by Kenneth Oppel with illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen (author of I Want My Hat Back) is in many ways the scariest of the bunch When Steve’s parents bring his new baby brother home from the hospital it’s clear to Steve that something is not right: the baby has multiple congenital problems that Steve doesn’t understand and needs to make frequent trips back to the hospital A queen wasp appears to Steve in dreams promising to fix the problemsbut when he realizes she’s planning to replace the “flawed” baby with a perfect one being built by her worker drones he panics and tries to find a way to save his real baby brother Homelessness death a very sick siblingthese are tough things for kids to handle But they do encounter these problems in the real world and according to experts reading fictional stories on the subjects can help them cope “Theres a long history of whats called ‘bibliotherapy’” using books to deal with personal issues says Dr Robert Brooks a clinical psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School When a child is grappling with a serious personal problem he says “books are often seen as a safer avenue through which to bring up different themes or topics than directly talking to a child” Broaching difficult subjects with kids is something psychologists have been thinking about more since 9/11 says Dr Deborah Best a professor of psychology at Wake Forest University and she’s happy to see more children’s books taking on the challenge Kids have to learn how to deal with problems she says and “these books are a great first step into trying to incorporate that into some of the fun things that kids do like sitting down and reading” The key says Brooks is to show kids a positive way of looking at such things The best stories to help kids cope are ones that depict resilience: ones in which “pessimism or despair is turned to hope and optimism because the child finds that there can be ways of solving problems” he believes That doesn’t mean ignoring the fact that some problems are technically unsolvable: a dead friend cannot be brought back to life for instance as Suzy knows in The Thing About Jellyfish But “a major part of resilience is that you start focusing on things you have control over” he says “So this girl didnt have control of her friend dying but what she can have control over is learning more about jellyfish if she thinks thats the cause” The animal rolesa cat a sea creature an insectin this coping process makes sense for children For one thing “kids are often intrigued by animals” says Brooks and though they can be anthropomorphized they’re not exactly human “They are a little more distant so they can be safer in that regard” In the case of the cat Crenshaw Best says imaginary friends are perfectly normal and not at all harmful and it follows that a child would choose an animal in the pet category which is likely to give unconditional love On the other hand the scary wasp and the dangerous jellyfish make sense as villains because “those are not animals that children interact with like a pet” she says “If you can displace some anxiety onto a non-person in the environment then it probably does help neutralize it” Books like these can be helpful even for children who are not going through major personal problems of their own They help model resilient behavior according to Brooks And they could help kids understand their peers betterespecially in the case of book like Crenshaw since many children have had classmates who’ve lost their homes since 2008 Best points out What’s critical for all young readers whether or not they are struggling is that they discuss things with their parents after reading “You really have to know the cognitive level or the developmental level of the child so theyre not going to be totally overwhelmed” Brooks says If they read something that scares or upsets them it’s important that they unpack those feelings with a grown-up Both on and off the page says Brooks “one of the key components of resilience is that theres at least one supportive adult along the way who believes in you and can help you” Contact us at editors@timecom 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 editorsEconomic growth is slow and interest rates are low in large part because theres practically no demand out there right now in the global economy (who would have thought wed be desperate for a bit of inflation eight years on from the 2008 crisis) For companies that translates into earnings and share prices that have nowhere to go but south That reality has triggered a merger and acquisition mania one that began last year as a somewhat desperate corporate measure to buoy stock prices in the short term by cutting costs (and thus making companies look better at least on paper) Its a trend that may impact both your portfolio and your job Global M&A transactions in 2015 were at the highest level since 2007 And its likely that 2016 may be an even bigger year for deal making — already weve seen a number of very high profile merger announcements often by companies that are direct competitors to one another (think Dow Dupont which began its megamerger in December) Executives call it synergy and sometimes thats true But what it inevitably means is job loss as companies cut back on people in the areas where the newly joined corporations overlap "After mergers always come layoffs" says NYU Stern School of Business professor Robert Salomon "Which is of course a particular concern right now in our slow growth economy" Translation we can now add a greater risk of being fired to our list of economic worries Wall Street of course loves the M&A game Banks like them because they make huge fees bringing companies together (and later on breaking them apart; between 70 and 90% of mergers fail based on subsequent long term share price and often the highest profile mergers are the ones that end up in divorce remember AOL Time Warner) CEOs like them because they generally boost margins and stock prices for at least a few quarters; given that the average CEO tenure is now 3 years thats a long time in the C-suite But for Main Street mergers usually mean pain jobs cut in places they arent likely to return and monopolies created that drive up consumer prices Whats more M & A plays to concerns about short term capitalism that are front and center in politics and markets right now The pharmaceutical industry is perhaps the best case in point about the dodgy claim that mergers create shareholder "value" by cutting costs Over the last several years mergers have been a key factor behind the loss of 150000 jobs across the pharma sector most of which were in R&D — the very area of the economy that creates the most spill over economic growth and value The M & A wave looks particularly desperate when you consider that mergers rarely keep a firms share prices up even over the medium haul Consider Pfizer the company whose recent successful "inversion" bid for the Dublin-based firm Allergan (itself a US-founded firm that had relocated to Ireland to cut its taxes) caused particular political outrage since if it goes through it will allow the firm to duck $21 billion in US taxes Justifying the deal as a cost savings Pfizer chairman and CEO Ian Read said “Through this combination Pfizer will have greater financial flexibility that will facilitate our continued discovery and development of new innovative medicines for patients" But the argument holds little water historically The companys past attempts at such mergers had forced tens of thousands of people from their jobs and the big innovations never materialized which was a key reason that the stock price of Pfizer declined from $46 to $32 between 2000 and 2015 even as the Dow itself rose 55 percent Read more: Why Hillary Clinton Is Right About Pfizer Still the merge and purge cycle will likely continue The lack of real consumer demand means that firms are totally unwilling to go out on a limb and make big new capital investments Indeed the area of the economy where they had been making the most investment the oil and gas sector will likely see plenty of consolidation this year as firms hit by the oil price fall partner up to avoid bankruptcy Dont look to the government to prevent the big getting bigger Since the early 1980s when anti-trust regulation was loosened under Reagan the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have judged mergers based on whether they would bring down prices and improve services for consumers If the answer was even remotely yes then the mergerno matter how bigwas likely to go through But voices on all sides of the antitrust debate are beginning to question whether that rationale is actually still working Nobody would argue that the megamergers that have taken place over the past thirty years in pharmaceuticals for example have brought down drug prices Or that the tie-ups between big airlines have made flying more enjoyable Or that conglomerate banks have made our financial system more robust (efficiency has gone down and fees up in the financial industry as banking has become more concentrated) Its worth nothing that the political capture that has created such a system isnt limited to one side of the aisle The bigger-is-better ethos of the 1980s and 90s grew not only out of conservative markets-know-best thinking It was also fueled by a belief on the left that antitrust enforcement was wasteful and that regulating big companies was preferable to trying to stop them from becoming too big in the first place Neither side got it right Big companies arent always concerned primarily with the welfare of their customers or particularly easy to regulate But the idea of letting companies do whatever they want so long as they can prove that they are decreasing prices may be far too simplistic a logic to serve the publicor even the corporategood It will be interesting to see how this question plays out in the rest of the election cycle as merger mania continues In the meantime Ill make a bet the current wave of M & A will create very little real economic growth But it will cost more than a few of us our jobs Contact us at editors@timecomfeeney@time. 2018 22:18:28 IST Comment 0 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