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Interpol issues Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modis brother

first_imgNew Delhi: The Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against Nehal Modi, brother of Nirav Modi, the main accused in the USD 2 billion PNB scam case, officials said on Friday. They said the global arrest warrant against the Belgian national Nehal, 40, has been issued on charges of alleged money laundering that is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate. Nehal Deepak Modi was born in Antwerp, Belgium and he knows languages such as English, Gujarati and Hindi, according to the RCN. Nehal has been named in the charge sheet filed by the ED in this case and he has been charged with destruction of evidence. Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are alleged to be the main perpetrators of India’s biggest bank fraud that came to the fore last year. The Punjab National Bank is stated to be duped of nearly Rs 14,000 crore in this scam.last_img read more

2 Canadians indicted in 2012 Montana oil plant explosion

first_imgBILLINGS, Mont. – A federal grand jury in the U.S. has indicted two Canadians and an oil recycling company on criminal charges including conspiracy and endangerment in an explosion that injured three workers at an eastern Montana oil plant.Custom Carbon Processing Inc., its president Peter Margiotta and project manager Mark Hurst face charges of conspiracy, endangerment and Clean Air Act violations, according to a redacted copy of the indictment that was unsealed last week.They could face up to 15 years in prison and a $1 million fine on the most serious charges.The 2012 explosion near Wibaux sparked a fire that burned eight days and drew attention to the potential dangers of the oil boom then sweeping through the remote Northern Plains along the Montana-North Dakota border.Margiotta and Hurst did not appear for their Jan. 11 arraignment and they could not be located for comment. Court documents show they have not been served with the indictment.They would have to be extradited to face trial if they don’t appear voluntarily.Prosecutors said the two men ignored warnings from a company foreman about hazards at the plant.The plant, built on the site of a former disposal well, recycled so-called “slop oil” that comes from oil fields into higher-quality crude oil that could be sold.The documents say the foreman told the defendants the use of highly flammable natural gas condensate to thin slop oil at the plant was creating a dangerous situation. The foreman attempted to refuse shipments of the condensate, but Hurst ordered him to continue taking them, according to the indictment.In the lead-up to the explosion, vapours from a condensate shipment spread through the building, reached an ignition source and blew up both the plant and the tractor trailer that had delivered the fuel. Three workers who had been installing insulation were injured.Margiotta and Hurst also are accused of opening the plant even though they knew it did not have appropriate wiring, ventilation and other safety measures.The documents state that Hurst sent an email to Margiotta saying some control panels “must be moved asap with the explosion proof wiring. We run the risk of killing someone, not only our operators but also customers.”The driver of the tractor trailer, Kelly Steen, was sentenced in 2015 to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine for transporting hazardous materials without warning placards.Green Oasis Environmental Inc. was the Alberta, Canada-based parent company of Custom Carbon Processing. Its website is no longer active and phone numbers listed for the company do not work.__Follow Matthew Brown on Twitter at .___This story has been corrected to say the driver was sentenced for transporting hazardous materials without warning placards instead of with warning placards.last_img read more

Delights of Coorg

first_imgWhen it comes to food having pan India presence, there are quite a few well known cuisines like Mughlai, Kasmhiri, Punjabi, Goan etc. These cuisines have earned their names from the areas they belong to and now have become must have dishes on almost every Indian dining tables. In fact, some of these cuisines also satiate the foodies from all over the world. But is that all India has to offer in term of taste? Of course not, in fact it is an injustice to limit Indian food with these cuisines as every nook and corner of the country offers different taste. There’s a popular saying about India’s diversity; water changes every 3 kms, and the language changes every 12 km. Perhaps, the saying should have included food too, which also varies from place to place. Also Read – Oman – Beauty with an addressIndia has many varieties of culinary delicacies and it becomes difficult to choose a particular cuisine. One such cuisine is the Coorg food, which is not so popular, but can be a tough competition to other cuisines in India or in world. Located in the southern part of India in Karnataka state, Coorg is not a name of a place but a whole region called Kodagu. It consists of three taluks, Madikeri, Virajpet and Somwarpet and its inhabitants are known as Coorgi. Coorg is spread over an area of about 4000 sq kms and was quite inaccessible for centuries. The whole area is full of dense forests surrounded with coffee, bamboo, sandalwood, honey, cardamom and oranges plantations, therefore one could find a lot of influences of these in their food. Also Read – CANADA: A traveller’s delightThe best way to know the food habits of the people is to know about the region and its inhabitants. Coorgis don’t belong to the Dravidians race, and as such they don’t have any similarities with other races in India. Most of the Indian traits are missing from them, and that includes food too. Almost all Coorgis are meat eaters, mainly pork. “Food in Coorg is as delectable as the land. Coorgis love to relish alcohol and non-vegetarian food. The best way to sample their cuisines is at a Kodava wedding which can very well be the ultimate showcase of the region’s cuisine. Unlike any other communities is South India, Coorgis serve alcohol and non-vegetarian food at their weddings. Pondi Curry or pork in spicy and sour gravy made from Kachampuli is the most popular dish in any wedding that you might attend in Coorg,” informed executive Chef Ranjan Samal of The Tamara, Coorg. He added that that this dish was originally prepared with wild boars. Why they have so much love for pork? To know the answer one needs to peep into their background. Coorgis believe themselves to be Kshatriyas, a community of warrior community. Therefore, they would eat whatever is easily available and gives them strength. Perhaps this is the reason they serve and feast on pork during community feasts. Pork is the most sought after food in any traditional Coorgi functions. One also finds abundance of jackfruit, jungle mangoes, kembh leaves to in their food as ingredients. Another important part of their cuisines is rice. Just like any other south Indian state, rice is the staple food in Coorg too. Rice grows in abundance in and around Coorg, hence one finds dishes oriented around rice. Local rice, called Sannakki grows plentifully in the lush, fertile valleys of Coorg and is different from the usual Basmati variety we use elsewhere in India and has a fragrance that unquestionably makes one fall in love with it. “Akki Rotti, a chapatti-like pancake, is made of rice and rice flour. Similarly, another popular dish, Nooputtu, rice threads similar to Idiyappam from Tamil Nadu and Kerala can also be found on their dinner table. Paaputtu, which is a mix of steamed broken rice, coconut and sugar usually consumed at breakfast, is also made of rice. At lunch or dinner Coorgis eat rice along with at least one non-veg dish,” added Ranjan Samal. He added, “Wheat is scarcely eaten by them”. Coorgis also love to eat various chutneys and pickles with their meals. Coconut along with onions and garlic is largely used in chutneys. The most amazing chutney is a non – vegetarian one and is the Crab chutney made with freshwater crabs usually found in the paddy fields during monsoon. Vegetarians travelling to Coorg don’t loose heart; there are plenty of vegetarian options here. Lots of vegetable and shrubs like kembh leaves, edible colocasia and fruits like jungle mangoes are the part of their cuisines. Kachampuli, a thick concentrated juice from a local fruit (Garcinia Gummi Gutta) provides the sauce base for most Coorgi dishes. “Dishes like Kaad Maange curry; made of wild mango, which has a more peppery tart flavour than regular mangoes, Chekke curry, made from raw jackfruit, Kemb curry made from the colocasia plant, the Kumm curry made from wild mushrooms etc. are a few popular veggie delicacies. The bamboo shoot curry is also a favourite during monsoons and is cooked in red chillies, mustard and ground coconut and served with rice,” ended Chef Swaminandan, Madikeri Foods, Madikeri. He added that his favourite dish though is the Kummu Cuury prepared with wild mushrooms available in the area. Homemade Coorg wine also finds a distinctive place in Coorg cuisine. This wine is prepared with variety of locally-grown fruits like orange, grapes, gooseberry, chickoo, orange peel, orange plum or even betel nuts. Depending in the fruit used the wine is available in vibrant shades, from red and green to dark pink. You have to be careful though; the cuisine is a bit too hot for people who are not used to it. Nothing much to worry though, to counter the hotness of their food, they have a dessert called Chikklunde, which is made with puffed rice. These sweet dumplings again are an essential part of a Kodava wedding. The bride normally carries these as part of the traditional goodie hamper when she goes to her in laws home.last_img read more

Tighter regulation needed of small weapons Jamaica tells General Assembly

26 September 2011An international regime is needed to regulate the sale and transfer of small and light weapons, Jamaica’s Deputy Prime Minister told the General Assembly’s annual general debate today. “Jamaica, like its Caribbean Community (CARICOM) partners, continues to face severe threats to our long-term socio-economic development from the illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, small arms and light weapons and ammunition,” Kenneth Baugh said.Mr. Baugh said progress on the issue would not be possible without international regulation, and urged Member States to build on existing accords to ensure further regulation is implemented. He added that although Jamaica is taking internal measures to combat organized crime, they would not be successful without international support.“We have achieved marked reductions in crime and criminal activities over the past year with our multi-faceted strategy to stem the problems, as well as through the implementation of social intervention and social transformation initiatives to stem the problem of crime and violence.“We firmly believe, however, that we will not see the full impact of these efforts without an international regime that regulates the sale and transfer of conventional weapons,” he said.Mr. Baugh said Jamaica is committed to ensuring that next year’s UN conference on the arms trade treaty results in a more comprehensive, transparent and legally binding agreement.Beyond the issue of organized crime, Mr. Baugh spoke of the need for UN Member States to honour their aid commitments to developing countries and to re-engage in trade negotiations, as this is the only way to achieve sustainable economic progress for developing countries.“Developing countries like ours have undertaken painful adjustments to achieve fiscal discipline and macro-economic stability within an open economy. “Unfortunately, development aid and assistance to developing countries continue to fall short of the agreed goal of 0.7 per cent of gross national income (GNI), as some of our developed partners fail to meet their commitments,” he said.He also noted that re-engagement in the Doha Development Round trade negotiations – the World Trade Organization (WTO) talks which have been stalled since 2008 – is crucial to “usher in a new era of multilateral trade relations.”“[Negotiations] must take into account the preservation of policy space for developing countries in areas which are integral to our ability to build competitiveness and trade capacity. We remain hopeful that at the 8th Ministerial Conference in December of this year we will consider a package of measures as the basis for a more balanced trade regime,” he said, referring to the next WTO ministerial conference, which will be held in Geneva.In its contribution to the Assembly’s general debate the Bahamas also stressed the need for global regulation of the trade in conventional small arms.“The Bahamas is supportive of a strong, effective and non-discriminatory Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and welcomes the inclusion of the category of small arms and ammunition within the scope of a future ATT and we express the hope that the instrument would also provide for an effective implementation regime,” said Brent Symonette, the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.He also stressed that migration has been a positive force for development across the world, and welcomed increased cooperation on international migration and development.“We believe that proper cooperation can help to ensure that migration occurs through safe and regulated channels to the benefit of both the migrant and receiving States like the Bahamas.” The country had benefited from migrants’ contributions in education, health care, tourism and financial services, he said.The Bahamas would also play a constructive role in the process leading up to the second High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development to be held in the General Assembly in 2013, he noted. read more

Idaho official Kobe Bryants remarks help save potato truck

by The Associated Press Posted Apr 25, 2016 1:40 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 3:41 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this March 30, 2012, file photo, the Idaho Potato Commission displays its six-ton tuber replica on the street in front of the Idaho Capitol in Boise. The Idaho Potato Commission says its traveling advertisement, the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck, could roll on indefinitely. (AP Photo/John Miller, File) EAGLE, Idaho – Kobe Bryant’s recent mention of the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck might have helped save the travelling advertisement from a premature retirement, according to the head of a state agency that promotes Idaho potatoes.The recently retired Los Angeles Lakers guard remarked on the red truck while talking with an ESPN reporter during one of his final games, The Capital Press reported ( ).The truck hauls a 6-ton replica Russet Burbank. It’s on its fifth national tour to help charities and raise awareness of Idaho’s most famous vegetable.Frank Muir, Idaho Potato Commission president and CEO, said ESPN sideline reporter Heather Cox told him that before a recent interview, Bryant referenced the running story line of the commission’s ads: an Idaho potato grower’s search for the “missing” potato truck. Cox is a spokeswoman for the commission.“How long have you been working with Idaho potatoes?” Bryant asked Cox, nicknamed “Spud” by professional athletes. “Have they found that truck yet?”The Idaho Potato Commission was considering retiring the potato truck after the current tour, which covers 25,000 miles, Muir said. But comments like Bryant’s demonstrate why it must stay on the road, he said.Muir believes the commission is now leaning toward keeping the truck going as long as the public is eager to see it.“The feedback we’re getting from growers is, ‘Why would you take it off the road?’” Muir said. “We continue to have more requests for (truck appearances) than we can fulfil.”The commission budgeted $700,000 for the current tour.Highlights include stops at the Kentucky Derby, a New England chili cook-off, SeaFair in Seattle, the premiere of “Idaho the Musical” in Las Vegas and a photo opportunity in which the truck will float on a barge through New York Harbor.___Information from: The Capital Press (Ore.), Idaho official: Kobe Bryant’s remarks help save potato truck read more

Drug lord El Chapo is set to launch a fashion brand

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’El Chapo’ rival Héctor Beltrán Leyva dies in jailNovember 19, 2018In “latest news”Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ sentenced to life in prisonJuly 17, 2019In “latest news”El Chapo’s US drugs trial kicks off under tight securityNovember 5, 2018In “World” [Fast Company] Most famous prisoners parlay their notoriety into memoirs. But that would be far too prosaic for El Chapo. Nope, the famous chief of the Sinaloa Cartel will be spinning out a fashion brand from prison.No, this is not a joke. Last week, the New York Daily News reported that Chapo–who is also known as Joaquín Guzmán Loera–signed a contract giving the rights to his name and signature to a new company called JGL, LLC. In February, Chapo was convicted of trafficking, money laundering, and firearms possession that will likely result in a lifetime prison sentence.As a result, the new brand will be run by his stylish 29-year-old wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, who regularly shows up at his court appearances with Prada bags and wearing Gucci belts.Aispuro told the Daily News that the brand has been in the works for a long time, and the new line will bear the Chapo’s name and signature. She says the plan is to start with a line of caps, then to make clothes and jackets.In some ways, the brand makes a lot of sense. Chapo has plenty of name recognition. Over the decades, he’s made headlines for growing a massive drug cartel, repeatedly evading the police, escaping prison, fathering at least 19 children with a half-dozen women, and all before turning 62.All of these ideas could be channeled into the fashion line, allowing consumers to appropriate some aspect of Chapo’s identity for their own purposes. They could wear El Chapo gear subversively, or ironically, simply because they think the line is absurd. read more

SLR adds RPA inc to growing mining and minerals practice

first_imgGlobal environmental and advisory solutions firm SLR says it has acquired RPA Inc, a 60-person, leading mining advisory business with teams in Toronto, Denver and London.The RPA team includes geological, mining and metallurgical consultants who have provided expertise and advice on every continent to clients in the mining industry for more than 30 years.SLR says the team will bring world-class mining advisory services to its existing mining and minerals practice, not only in North America and Europe but across the globe.This is not the first acquisition SLR has carried out recently. Back in December, it announced it was buying Northern Resource Consultants (NRC), a 25-person team of environmental specialists based in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. This also added to its mining and minerals practice. It also bought Novus Environmental and HydroSimulations.RPA’s clients include major mining companies, exploration and development firms, banking, government, law firms, individual investors, and private equity, according to SLR. “RPA is recognised as a worldwide leader in mineral resource and mineral reserve estimation in compliance with all reporting codes; technical due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, financings and exchange listings; mineral property valuations, independent engineers for project debt financings, and expert witness in international litigation and arbitration cases.”SLR and RPA have collaborated on client projects for several years and together will be able to offer clients in the mining sector a complete service extending from value creation and generation through resource and reserve work to environmental and social risk and liability management, according to SLR.Neil Penhall, SLR’s Chief Executive, said: “We have always been strong on service delivery for our mining and minerals clients, but the addition of the RPA team really lifts our advisory capability to another level. Together we have a world-class environmental solutions and advisory offering for clients on every continent.“This is our fourth acquisition in just over six months and, again, reflects the confidence both we and our new investors, Charterhouse Capital Partners, have in the market and the opportunities to provide worldclass environmental solutions and advice to our clients.”Graham Clow, RPA’s Chairman, added: “We pride ourselves on providing the very best advice to our clients and believe that together with our new colleagues at SLR we can deliver an even better range and depth of solutions in the mining and minerals sector.”SLR’s Global Head of Mining and Minerals, Dave Walker, said: “We’ve worked successfully on projects with the RPA team for several years. Now we can operate as one team and really provide a complete solution to our mining and minerals clients.”last_img read more

Nik Tominec goes back to Cimos Koper

Cimos KoperKadetten SchaffhausenNik Tominec Kadetten Schaffhausen’s right wing, Nik Tominec (21) is close to sign contract with his previous team, Slovenian champion, Cimos Koper. Talented left-handed player with two passports (Swiss and Slovenian) scored 24 goals in the EHF CL campaign this season and that was his first experience in Handball Elite. Before Switzerland, Tominec spent one season in Maribor Branik, where he came from Cimos Koper.Tominec could be usefull add to the squad where one of the best player, Matjaz Brumen plays on his EHF ← Previous Story Marion Limal goes to HBC Nimes Next Story → Stanic to replace Omeyer in THW Kiel?! read more

TwitPic Adds Video Support

first_imgTwitPic, the media sharing service for Twitter, just launched video sharing support for its service. Now, instead of just postings pictures of whatever you see, eat, or do, you can take a video. All of your followers will love it! You can now upload a video you want to share from the site itself, from your phone via email, or from supported Twitter/Twitpic clients. Its competitor, yfrog, already has video sharing capabilities, so it’s about time, TwitPic. When you only have 140 characters, you need all the help you can get. “A picture is worth a thousand words,” or so they say, but with a video, you can actually say those words or share other’s words (record crazy people on the subway). One thing, wouldn’t these be a TwitVids, TwitPics? Oh, also check out TwitPic’s launch video, featuring founder Noah Everett and outtakes.last_img read more

Lanalgésie congénitale une maladie qui empêche de ressentir la douleur

first_imgL’analgésie congénitale, une maladie qui empêche de ressentir la douleurDes chercheurs ont étudié l’ADN d’une jeune fille atteinte d’analgésie congénitale. Une maladie qui lui empêche de ressentir toute douleur physique. L’équipe a mis en évidence une mutation génétique particulière qui pourrait conduire au développement de nouveaux antidouleurs.Aussi désagréable, handicapante voire insupportable qu’elle puisse être, la douleur est un signal d’alarme indispensable à notre organisme. Elle permet de signaler que quelque chose ne va pas et ainsi de pouvoir réagir en conséquence. Pourtant, chez certaines personnes, ce mécanisme ne fonctionne pas : elles ne ressentent jamais de douleur physique quelles que soient les circonstances. Un dysfonctionnement très rare appelé “analgésie congénitale”. Au premier abord, cette maladie peut paraitre bénéfique mais elle est au contraire particulièrement dangereuse. Car toute blessure même minime est susceptible de s’aggraver si elle est détectée trop tardivement. Or, l’absence de douleur, symptôme indispensable, empêche toute détection précoce. Dès le plus jeune âge, les personnes atteintes de ce trouble peuvent donc souffrir de problèmes plus ou moins graves, coupure, brûlure, hématome ou infection, sans même s’en rendre compte.  A ce jour, les mécanismes à l’origine de l’analgésie congénitale restent flous mais les scientifiques ont réussi à identifier plusieurs causes possibles. Certains des patients présenteraient dans le cerveau une production excessive d’endorphines, des molécules qui ont un puissant effet antidouleur. D’autres, en revanche, souffriraient de mutations génétiques interférant dans le système de déclenchement de la douleur.Une mutation au niveau des canaux ioniques C’est notamment le cas d’une jeune fille dont l’ADN a été étudié par des chercheurs du Jena University Hospital en Allemagne. En comparant les séquences génétiques de cette patiente à celles de ses parents qui ne souffraient pas d’analgésie congénitale, l’équipe a pu mettre en évidence une mutation au niveau d’un gène appelé SCN11A. Ce dernier contrôle le développement de canaux ioniques au niveau des neurones associés à la sensation de douleur.Ces canaux permettent normalement aux ions sodium de voyager d’une cellule nerveuse à l’autre, créant un influx nerveux et électrique qui aboutit au cerveau, où il permet de générer la sensation de douleur. Néanmoins, avec la mutation, le gène SCN11A se trouve surexprimé, et empêche les neurones de transmettre les signaux électriques censés déclencher la douleur. “Le résultat est un blocage de la transmission des signaux de douleur”, explique Ingo Kurth, principal auteur des travaux parus dans la revue Nature Genetics. Un degré d’insensibilité supérieur chez l’humainPour confirmer la découverte, ce chercheur et ses collègues ont inséré le gène muté chez des souris et ont observé leur capacité à ressentir la douleur. Ils ont constaté que 11% des rongeurs qui avaient le gène modifié ont montré des blessures similaires à celles observées chez les patients atteints d’analgésie congénitale, à savoir des fractures des os et des blessures sur la peau. Aucune des souris avec un gène SCN11A normal n’a présenté de telles problèmes. D’après l’étude, les souris au gène muté ont également mis 2,5 fois plus de temps que le groupe contrôle à réagir au test consistant à exposer leur queue à une source de chaleur (“tail flic” test). “Ce qui est apparu évident avec nos expériences c’est que bien qu’il y ait des similarités entre la souris et l’homme avec la mutation, le degré d’insensibilité à la douleur est plus important chez les humains”, a précisé Kurth cité par le New Scientist. Vers le développement de nouveaux antidouleurs ? Cette recherche permet de mieux comprendre les causes possibles de l’analgésie congénitale mais elle pourrait aussi conduire au développement de nouveaux traitements contre la douleur. En effet, l’équipe a d’ores et déjà commencé à chercher des molécules qui pourraient bloquer les canaux SCN11A et conduire à réduire voire éliminer la sensation de douleur. “Ceci nécessite que les molécules bloquent sélectivement ces canaux sodium mais pas les autres, ce qui est loin d’être simple”, a toutefois relevé Kurth.  Au niveau des neurones associés à la douleur, il existe trois types de canaux sodium : SCN9A, 10A et 11A. Généralement, les personnes ne ressentent plus la douleur, lorsque l’un des deux premiers dysfonctionne. A l’inverse, ils la ressentent de façon excessive, lorsque ces canaux présentent une activité trop important. Pourtant, avec SCN11A, c’est le contraire qui est observé : une surexpression conduit à une disparition de la douleur. À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?”C’est totalement inattendu et loin de ce qu’on recherchait”, a expliqué Geoffrey Woods, de l’Université de Cambridge qui, avec ses collègues a découvert en 2006 qu’une mutation au niveau des canaux sodiques pouvaient conduire à de l’insensibilité à la douleur. “Peut-être, s’agit-il d’une sorte de gardien qui empêche les neurones de s’allumer trop fréquemment, et annule complètement les signaux de douleur quand ils sont trop actifs”, a t-il ajouté. Mieux comprendre la douleur “Si vous pouviez obtenir une molécule qui active SCN11A de façon excessive, ce serait un analgésique fantastique”, a confirmé le scientifique. Toutefois, les recherches n’en sont qu’à un stade précoce et il faudra les poursuivre afin d’en savoir plus sur le rôle joué par ces structures et sur le fonctionnement de la sensation de douleur en général. “C’est fascinant que SCN11A semble fonctionner d’une façon opposée aux autres, et cela pourrait réellement approfondir notre connaissance du rôle des canaux sodium dans la sensation de douleur, qui est un sujet brulant”, a conclu Jeffrey Mogil, chercheur de l’Université McGill au Canada non impliqué dans l’étude.Le 17 septembre 2013 à 16:27 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Iniesta to make final decision next week

first_imgAndres Iniesta has confirmed reports that he has received offers from both China and Japan with the departing Barcelona star announcing that he will be making his final decision next weekThe veteran playmaker recently announced that he will be leaving his beloved boyhood club for the first time in his career, but has refrained from sharing any more details in regards to his uncertain future.China, Japan and Australia, have emerged as potential destinations for Iniesta, although the latter seems to be no longer a possibility.The 34-year-old has now confirmed that he is close to making his final decision.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I must make a decision that is one of the most important that I will have taken,” Iniesta told Onda Cero, via Goal.“There are two scenarios – China and Japan – each with its own things. We have to put everything in the balance and decide what is best.“Next week I hope to give an answer and focus on the World Cup.”The outgoing Barcelona player was denied a dream ending after Levante ended the club’s 43-game unbeaten run on Sunday to end their hopes of becoming La Liga’s first ever Invincibles by going the entire league campaign without a single defeat.last_img read more

Ki SungYueng hopes he can play more

first_imgThe South Korean central-midfielder came to Newcastle during the summer and he has only appeared in four matches so far this seasonSouth Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng has only played in four matches for his new team Newcastle United.The footballer is hoping his impressive performance during Saturday’s victory can earn him a chance in the first team.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“The manager must like me now. It was his decision not to play me much and maybe there were things that he didn’t like about my game,” Sung-Yueng was quoted by The Sports Lens.“I’m not saying he didn’t like me but clearly he wasn’t satisfied with what I was showing. But I was never worried I made the wrong move. I always had faith in my own qualities.”“Now the manager can see how I can help the team and I have to maintain it,” he added.last_img read more

Yacolt man attacked near Portland movie theater

first_imgPortland police are investigating a Sunday morning attack on a man who was dressed in women’s clothing outside the Clinton Street Theater as a possible bias crime.Carlos Cervantes, 53, of Yacolt was knocked to the ground and kicked in the head several times by a man who had yelled an epithet at him, police said.Cervantes said Monday he had been dressed in drag for a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, a long-running cult classic that features a newly married couple and a cross-dressing mad scientist. The movie, which has played in some venues for decades, encourages audience participation and dress-up.After the movie, Cervantes said, he was outside with other patrons when a man came out of a nearby bar and made some comments that he couldn’t understand. A second man joined the heckler, and Cervantes decided to walk away, he said.But as Cervantes was about to cross Southeast 26th Avenue, he said, he was thrown to the ground. One of the men kicked his head several times until witnesses pulled him off, he said.last_img read more

Scared doctors suspend Mediterranean migrants rescues

first_imgMigrants on a wooden boat are rescued by German NGO Jugend Rettet ship “Juventa” crew in the Mediterranean sea off Libya coast. Photo: AFPDoctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday it was suspending its migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because it felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard and the Italian government’s policies have made its job harder.The aid group’s decision is the latest development in mounting tensions between Rome and NGOs as migration dominates Italy’s political agenda ahead of elections early next year.“We are suspending our activities because now we feel that the threatening behaviour by the Libyan coastguard is very serious … we cannot put our colleagues in danger,” the president of MSF’s Italian arm Loris De Filippi told Reuters.Almost 600,000 migrants have arrived in Italy over the past four years, the vast majority setting sail from lawless Libya in flimsy vessels operated by people smugglers. More than 13,000 migrants have died trying to make the crossing.Charity boats have played a growing role in rescues, picking up more than a third of all migrants brought ashore so far this year against less than one percent in 2014.However, Italy fears the groups are facilitating people smuggling and encouraging migrants to make the passage, and it has proposed a Code of Conduct governing how they operate.Some groups, including MSF, have refused to sign the code.They object to a requirement that Italian police officers be on their boats and that the boats must take migrants to a safe port themselves, rather than transferring them to other vessels to allow smaller boats to stay in the area for further rescues.MSF operates one rescue ship in the Mediterranean, the Prudence, currently docked in the Sicilian port of Catania.In the last six weeks the number of migrant arrivals in Italy has slowed sharply and Rome has begun collaborating more closely with the Libyan coastguard, which De Filippi said was threatening the NGOs and preventing them from working.He said the Libyan coastguard had demanded the NGOs should leave an area of up to hundreds of kilometres around its coast, whereas previously they had been allowed to conduct search and rescue operations as close as 11 nautical miles to the mainland.“Last year the coastguard fired 13 shots on our boat and that was in a situation that was much calmer than the present one,” said De Filippi.He said MSF would continue its collaboration with another aid group, SOS Mediterranee, which operates a rescue ship in the Mediterranean with MSF doctors on board.De Filippi said the Rome government’s Code of Conduct for NGOs and its support for the Libyan coastguard showed it was now mixing the humanitarian goal of saving lives with “a political and military intention” of reducing arrivals.“We refuse to be co-opted into a system that blocks people from seeking safety and protection,” MSF tweeted, adding that the European Union’s immigration policies showed it was “determined to trap people in Libya.”Oscar Camps, the founder of Proactiva Open Arms, another aid group active in the Mediterranean, also took aim at the EU, tweeting: “the first NGO out, this is just what the EU wants.”An Italian government spokesman was not immediately available to comment, while Matteo Salvini, leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League, said MSF’s move meant there would be “thousands fewer illegal immigrants for Italians to maintain.”Last week Italy began a naval mission in Libyan waters to train and support its coastguard, despite opposition from factions in eastern Libya that oppose the U.N.-backed government based in Tripoli.General Khalifa Haftar, a commander aligned with an Eastern-based parliament, told Italian daily Corriere della Sera on Saturday the presence of Italian military vessels in Libyan waters was unacceptable but he would not attack them.last_img read more

Albert Breer tells Colin why Peyton Manning could end up running the

first_imgThe Browns just botched a trade deadline deal to acquire Bengal backup QB AJ McCarron by not properly notifying the league of the deal, and they’re nerd-filled Moneyball front office looks as disorganized and incompetent as ever.MMQB NFL Insider Albert Breer joined The Herd, today, and told Colin that Peyton Manning, who is a close friend of Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam, could be targeted to oversee the Browns’ football operations and bring some credibility to the most embarrassing franchise in the league.Colin thinks that bringing in Manning might be the only thing the Browns can do to convince potential #1 overall pick Sam Darnold that his career and future won’t be a disaster if he’s drafted by Cleveland. There’s no way Darnold is coming out of school to play for the current regime.Watch Albert explain why Manning running the Browns makes sense.How Peyton Manning could wind up in the Cleveland Browns front office@AlbertBreer explains— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 1, 2017last_img read more

Shipping Your eBay Inventory

first_img Register Now » March 24, 2006 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Shipping is one of the key disciplines of the eBay world.Customer service and productivity hinge on successful shipping: Theright packaging creates a positive initial experience for thecustomer, and the less time you spend shipping, the more time youhave for sourcing and listing.Shipping BasicsStart by creating a dedicated staging and supplies area. Everyseller needs a large, comfortable area with supplies like tapeguns, rolls of mounted bubble wrap, a mail scale, boxes, and alaser or thermal printer for labels.Work flow for label printing and inventory needs to mesh withthis shipping area. “Every label I print is encoded with theproduct ID and the mail class,” says eBay seller RyanKortendick of RJK WebTronics (eBay User ID: mobile_inc).”These show my assistant what she has to pack and how itships.” Kortendick, 30, runs a two-person operation inWaterford, Wisconsin, that sells small electronics such as two-wayradios and radar detectors and had over $500,000 in sales for2005.Deciding what supplies to use is another issue. Many sellers usefree eBay/U.S. Postal Service co-branded Priority Mail boxes. TheUSPS delivers a wide variety of box sizes for free if sellers shipvia Priority Mail. Use Priority Mail flat-rate boxes to shipanything for $8.10. High-volume sellers should consider buyingtheir own boxes and using a parcel service like DHL, FedEx Groundor UPS, in addition to the USPS.Bubble wrap, packing peanuts and marketing inserts should bepart of a well-stocked shipping area, but know when and how to usethem. “Most people assume that if you surround an object inpacking peanuts, you’re safe,” says Ken Mills, 46, ofBlack Knight Trading Co. (eBay User ID: blackknighttrader) inDunbar, West Virginia, which projects 2006 revenue to reach between$1.25 million and $1.5 million. “They work for general crushresistance, but a heavier object suspended midway will make its wayto the bottom.” Package items properly by keeping these tipsin mind:Shake the box. Rattling is not good.Tightly packed items fare better than those surrounded byfiller.Always quality-check packing. One poorly packed item cantarnish your feedback.USPS claims take four to six weeks, so if a customer’spackage doesn’t arrive, either reship or refund theirmoney.Choosing a Postage SystemeBay recommends new sellers use eBay’s integrated shippingfeatures. “You can print and purchase USPS shipping labels oneBay, which saves a lot of time,” says Leigh Goldstein, seniormanager of eBay Shipping Product Marketing. The system isintegrated with PayPal, and the labels include customs forms forinternational shipping. Addresses are automatically inserted in thelabel purchase flow, so there’s no cutting and pasting.There’s also no registration process, software downloads oraccount prefunding. Most important, the service is free-just payfor postage.Small operations with low volume can get by using the USPS website. But if youhave a steady shipping volume, many sellers recommend Endicia. “I readabout Endicia on the PowerSeller discussion forum,” saysKortendick. “A lot of people rave about it.” The basicservice costs $9.95 a month, but it’s paid off for Kortendick:Shipping used to take him a full day, but with Endicia, all hisorders are done in less than an hour. While you can’t printstamps with Endicia, the company plans to roll out a stamp-printingfeature soon.A huge benefit of using any internet postage system: The USPSwill pick up packages from your home or office for free, as long asthe order includes Priority Mail or Express Mail packages, thepackages each weigh less than 20 pounds, and they’re picked upon USPS’ regular route. You can schedule a different pickuptime for $12.50.DHL, FedEx and UPS have similar software systems for sellers whoship often and need local pickup. They also offer shippingdiscounts on their normal rates for frequent shippers. Says Mills,”DHL has better rates than UPS. If you ship more than [acertain amount of packages] a day, they’ll set you up with ascale, a label printer and a dedicated, centralized shippingcomputer that integrates with your shipping database.”If you’ll be shipping globally, check out UPS’sinternational shipping tools designed just for eBay sellers. Thesetools integrate with and let sellers calculate costs,request a UPS pickup, track transit times and print shipping labelsfor international shipments, all at the point of transaction.Shipping and Handling FeesSome sellers charge for exact shipping fees, while others addhandling charges depending on the item being packed and the laborand supplies involved. This depends on what costs customers arewilling to bear.Raising an item’s price and eliminating handling feesisn’t always a good idea: Higher prices mean higher fees paidto eBay. But eBay’s statistics show that the lower the shippingcost on an item, the more likely it is to sell. “I usuallykeep my shipping costs just over actual costs,” says MichaelWalker, 47, founder of The Longwoods Trader (eBay User ID:scout2002) in Easton, Maryland, which sells collectibles and smallmechanical parts. He estimates 2005 sales hit $100,000. The eBayShipping Calculator, which you can add to your listings, calculatesexact shipping rates, including any handling charges.With all of these shipping suggestions, the key is to analyzebusiness processes and make the appropriate choices. For more toolsand tips, visit You Know?The U.S. Postal Service is the most economical choice for itemsweighing less than 2 pounds.DHL is still building out its U.S. routes, and it ships a lotof packages via air even though it’s called “ground.”The result? Many sellers get overnight service, and customers loveit.Most carriers don’t consider reused boxes structurallyviable and will deny claims for items shipped in reused boxes.Reused packaging materials diminish the perceived value ofmerchandise.eBay is a great source for shipping supplies.Local post office employees can make life easier by giving youloading access and special treatment. Introduce yourself, and sendholiday presents.Phil Dunn is a marketing consultant andco-author of The 7 Essential Steps to Successful eBayMarketing. 6 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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first_img News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | January 12, 2011 PET Scans Provide Insight into Fever-Induced Epilepsy in Children Image courtesy of Imago Systems January 12, 2011 — Sudden, catastrophic childhood epilepsy is a parent’s worst nightmare, especially in the case of fever-induced refractory epileptic encephalopathy in school-age children (FIRES). While not much is known about the condition, new research published in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that positron emission tomography (PET) scans can offer an evaluation of cognitive dysfunction of FIRES, its evolution and further prognosis. FIRES, a recently named condition, occurs in previously healthy children who, after a brief fever, experience acute seizures that are resistant to medication and last for several weeks. After the seizures stop, children are left with severe cognitive dysfunction, mainly involving language, memory and behavior. The study, “18F-FDG PET Reveals Frontotemporal Dysfunction in Children with Fever-Induced Refractory Epileptic Encephalopathy,” was conducted with eight patients diagnosed with FIRES. The patients were given a neuropsychologic evaluation, a brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and an 18F-FDG PET scan. Severe cognitive dysfunction was noted, and while the MRI tests showed no abnormalities for the patients, the PET scans reported significant cognitive impairment. Researchers compared the FIRES patients with a pseudo-control group of epilepsy patients with normal MRI and PET scan results. Using statistical parametric mapping, an objective approach to analyzing brain activity, the study exposed that the brain dysfunction was related to the epilepsy in the FIRES patients.“The fact that the dysfunctional network is superimposed over the epileptic network is a strong argument that FIRES is the cause of cognitive deterioration in these previously normal children. Moreover, localizing such a dysfunction may help to specify the re-adaptation more accurately,” said Catherine Chiron, M.D., Ph.D., pediatric epileptologist and head of the Research Program on Epilepsy at Hospital Necker – Enfants Malades in Paris and one of the authors of the study. She continued, “These findings may open the way for using 18F-FDG PET more extensively and more accurately in pediatric imaging, as this methodology allows us to investigate not only unilateral, but also bilateral diseases, and to interpret PET images in an objective and sensitive manner.” Authors of the scientific article include: Michel Mazzuca, Olivier Dulac and Catherine Chiron, Inserm, U663 – University Paris Descartes, and APHP, Neuropediatric Department, Hospital Necker – Enfants Malades, Paris, France; Isabelle Jambaque, Lucie Hertz-Pannier, Viviane Bouilleret, Frederique Archambaud and Sebastian Rodrigo, Inserm, U663 – University Paris Descartes, Paris, France and Verne Caviness, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. 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US Government Accountability Office GAO reports US weapons can be easily hacked

first_imgThe U.S Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report on Tuesday, which highlights that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) can be easily hacked by adversaries. The report states that military weapon systems developed from 2012 to 2017 are vulnerable to cyber attacks. The GAO also said that the Pentagon was unaware of how easy it could be for an adversary to gain access to the computer brains and software of the weapons systems and operate inside them undetected. What were GAO’s findings? The GAO investigators assessed the Pentagon’s cybersecurity findings over a five-year period. The testers were asked to find vulnerabilities by hacking into the military weapon systems. To this, GAO reported, “testers were able to take control of systems and largely operate undetected, due in part, to basic issues such as poor password management and unencrypted communications.” The testers could shut down a system simply by scanning it. This is a typical first step in trying to carry out a digital attack. The testers could also manipulate what the soldiers operating the weapon were seeing on their computer screens. As described in the report, “weapons testers caused a pop-up message to appear on users’ terminals instructing them to insert two quarters to continue operating.” One of the reasons DOD systems are susceptible to the cyber attack could be their connectivity to various other systems, which can introduce vulnerabilities and make systems more difficult to defend. DOD systems are also more connected than ever before, which can introduce vulnerabilities and make systems more difficult to defend. The report further mentions, “These connections help facilitate information exchanges that benefit weapon systems and their operators in many ways—such as command and control of the weapons, communications, and battlespace awareness. If attackers can access one of those systems, they may be able to reach any of the others through the connecting networks.” Pentagon spokesperson Maj. Audricia Harris told CNN, “We are continuously strengthening our defensive posture through network hardening, improved cybersecurity, and working with our international allies and partners and our defense Industrial Base and defense Critical Infrastructure partners to secure critical information.” The fact that Pentagon weapon systems are vulnerable to cyber-attack raises brings in a lot of questions about the huge chunk of investments the US has done in its programs. Following the revelation of this vulnerability, the Department of Defense recently released its cyber strategy stating that the Pentagon is seeking to incorporate cyber-security awareness throughout the institutional culture of the department. The report claims that the DOD documented many of these “mission-critical cyber vulnerabilities,” but Pentagon officials who met with GAO testers claimed their systems were secure, and “discounted some test results as unrealistic.” GAO said, “all tests were performed on computerized weapons systems that are still under development. GAO officials also highlighted that hackers can’t yet take control over current weapons systems and turn them against the U.S. But if these new weapons systems go live, the threat is more than real.” To know more about this in detail, head over to GAO’s report. Read Next Upgrade to Git 2.19.1 to avoid a Git submodule vulnerability that causes arbitrary code execution Implementing Web application vulnerability scanners with Kali Linux [Tutorial] Bitcoin Core escapes a collapse from a Denial-of-Service vulnerabilitylast_img read more

Related Top 15 attractions and things to do in Sev

first_img RelatedTop 15 attractions and things to do in SevilleFlamenco, fiestas and fantastic weather: discover what makes Seville the ultimate Spanish city break.Valentine’s Day Destinations for SinglesValentine’s Day Destinations for SinglesTop 15 attractions and things to do in ValenciaBeen to Barcelona? Take an alternative Spanish city break in the capital of the Costa Blanca, where the food is first-rate, the festivals are (literally) on fire and there’s a beach thrown in for free. Here’s what to see and do in Valencia. 2. Blanco Cerrillo, Calle Jose de Velilla, 1Ignore rumours that this local favourite is a bit on the scruffy side – napkins on the floor, your tab marked up in chalk on the stainless steel counter and beer kegs to perch on whilst you wolf down your dinner, this place may be too rustic for everyone’s taste. But as you wait for your ice cold cerveza, just try their free white beans and you’ll be happy you substituted chequered table cloths for the best stuffed croquetas in town. Another must-eat is their boquerones, fried anchovies marinated in vinegar, garlic and spices, a typical southern Spanish tapas – a portion of this and a beer comes in at a budget friendly €3.50. Want more Spanish holiday inspiration? Check these articles out:5 of the best things to see and do in Cordoba, AndalusiaStep off the beaten track and discover one of Andalucía’s most beautiful and historic cities.15 of Spain’s most beautiful castles and fortsGet away from the beach and see some of Spain’s most stunning castles and fortresses.Perfect playas: top 10 beaches in SpainSand, sea, sun and sangria! From natural to naturist, we take a tour of the 10 most beautiful, brilliant beaches in Spain.Article written by Robin McKelvie for Skyscanner.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 4. Casa de la Viuda, Calle Albareda, 2It may not look much from the outside, but the interior is full of character (and local characters) and is usually devoid of eager tourists sinking stale bread topped with suspect tapas, a sight all too common in some parts of Seville. Avoid making the same mistake and opt for freshly prepared bites on Casa de la Viuda’s terrace – order anything with seafood and you’re on to a winner, including their superb salted cod or bacalao. 5. Bar Santa Marta, Calle Angostillo, 2For tapas without the fuss head to this popular little bolthole in the centre of Seville, where in-the-know city breakers dine alongside locals who keep this place in business all year round. Time to hit the carbs! They do both a mean tortilla and spicy patatas bravas, so don’t hold back on your gluten gorging. For paleo dieters, or just true cavemen, check out their Cordoban style flamenquin – not a sequined flamingo (alas) but pork wrapped in ham and filled with cheese. To snare a coveted table on the plaza outside arrive early or prepare to wait.6. La Alacena de San Eloy, Calle San EloyWant wines that deliver on flavour as much as the morsels you order? For delightful pairings pay a visit to this gourmet gift shop and bar with a cellar packed with stellar bottles of red and white. This branch on Calle San Eloy is the original and the best – settle in for a wine tour of Spain without leaving your bar stool and let the knowledgeable staff recommend vintages to accompany individual dishes. Grab a table in the cellar and immerse yourself in the whole experience (who said dinner was just about the grub?) or if you’re in a hurry, construct the perfect picnic and choose from a selection of meats, cheeses and filled rolls from their cold counters. 9. La Primera del Puente, Calle Betis, 66If you’re tired of eating tiny plates then this great spot along the banks of the Canal de Alfonso XIII is slightly on the pricier side but they have an extensive menu of larger raciones. From cold cuts to casseroles, you can get your fill for about €9- €11 per plate. Besides, you can’t put a price on romance – the outside seating area is the perfect place to woo your special someone, or at least enjoy a river view to go with your grilled sea bass (€15). If you’re only popping in for a quick bite, the tapas start at €2.50 and their menu features all the firm favourites, including meatballs and deep-fried prawns.center_img 7. Bodegon Alfonso XII, Calle Alfonso XII, 33You’ll be spoilt for choice here, but rather than waste precious eating time querying the menu, sit at the long bar facing the kitchen and see what they’re serving up – you might want to get your pointing finger and charades skills ready. But if you’d rather dive straight in, make the pork cooked in whisky and brandy your first move. The garlic prawns are also delicious but don’t expect your breath to make you many friends afterwards, they go fairly heavy on the garlic, as is traditional. Excellent value for money, with plates starting at just two euros a throw, means that you’ll be able to keep the food flowing – we think you’re unlikely to find cheaper, tastier tapas anywhere in Seville. 8. El Rincon del Pulpo Gallego, Calle Harinas, 21A generous serving of Galicia in Seville, seafood freaks had better come here to pay their respects and fill their bellies with Seville’s tastiest octopus, served with boiled potatoes and mejillones al vapor (steamed mussels). This cider house definitely rules – swap a glass rich red for their refreshing cider, poured from a height to aerate it, to accompany your seafood perfectly. Open for lunch from 12:30pm and dinner at 8pm every day except Mondays, you’ll have to squeeze in to this tiny tapas bar, but the friendly service and fresh seafood make it worth getting cosy with other local diners – they might even be able to get you some secret ‘off-menu’ specialties! 1. El Rinconcillo, Calle Gerona, 40They were taking their daily tapas here a century before Captain Cook first spied Australia! It not only lays claim to being the oldest tapas bar in the city, but the oldest restaurant in Spain, with a heritage trailing back to 1670. The décor stays true to its seventeenth century roots, with brightly patterned, tiled walls and a heavy dark wood bar – it’s your chance to munch on wafer thin slices of jamon serrano or fluffy croquetas in much the same surroundings as the traders and businessmen visiting this harbourside city hundreds of years ago. We know what you’re thinking, it sounds like a tourist trap, but its location just outside of Seville’s main centre means it’s not always as touristy as you might imagine. 3. Casa Cuesta, Calle de Castilla, 1If you’re only going to try tapas once (a physical impossibility, one bite and you’ll be hooked) then get yourself down to Casa Cuesta in the west of the city. Pig out on delicious pork flamed in whisky, followed by more pork richly paired with Roquefort. Seafood lovers should stock up with a raciones (half or full, they’re basically bigger portions of the tapas) of calamares in light crispy batter. Find more exciting new dishes to try in this article about the best traditional food in Spain. The waiters can be a bit tetchy with tourists, but the family behind this hideaway have been dishing up tapas for over a century and their experience shows.last_img read more

Meeting Thursday to discuss bicommunal mobile telephony

first_imgCompetent authorities are to meet on Thursday to discuss where things stand regarding mobile phone interoperability across the island, one of the confidence-building measures agreed by the two leaders in 2015.The meeting was scheduled after President Nicos Anastasiades announced last week after a meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci they would meet again on November 12 if there was progress on issues relating to mobile telephone use.Since 2015, when linking of mobile telephony in the south and north of the island was decided there has not been any concrete progress. Currently, Greek Cypriot mobile phone sim cards do not work in the north – and vice versa – while calls have to go through Turkey. The goal was for phones to work on both sides without having to pay international rates.Anastasiades said the Turkish Cypriot leader had informed him that finding a solution would be possible. A source told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) that the Turkish Cypriot leader has given no clue as to what could change to facilitate an agreement on the matter.A number of ideas have already been discussed in the past but no solution was found. The same source said that any solution must be in line with the existing legal framework and EU legislation.Another source told the Cyprus Mail there is nothing new since the last round of consultations between the two sides some two years ago.“We expect to hear what it will be announced at the meeting,” the source said.The same source said that during consultations in the past the Greek Cypriot side had proposed the introduction of Dual-International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) sim cards but the idea was rejected by the Turkish Cypriots.This technology, the source said, is already being used by a small mobile telephony provider based in the government-controlled areas that signed a deal with a big European telecommunications company so that its subscribers would get signal coverage when abroad. Due to that technology, that company’s sim cards operate also in the north, the source said, as whenever one of its subscribers is abroad, or in the north, his or her sim card switches to the other European telecommunications company’s network.An UN source told CNA that the issue of promoting confidence building measures for mobile telephony has been the subject of contacts between the United Nations and the EU in recent months in Brussels.There seems to be a renewed political will on both sides of the island to promote and implement this confidence-building measure, the same source said, noting that any technical and legal obstacles can be overcome with the necessary political will.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more