Nelson Mandela to be honored at 20th Fes Festival of World

first_imgFez – The 20th Fes festival of the world sacred music, to be held from next June 13 to 21 will pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, the first African president of post-apartheid south Africa who passed away lately at 95.This year’s festival, themed, “conference of birds, when cultures travel ” will feature a much-awaited concert of Youssou Ndour and Johnny Clegg in the mythical Bab Makina square.Youssou Ndour is Senegalese singer, percussionist, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman and a politician. In 2004, Rolling Stone described him as, “perhaps the most famous singer alive” in Senegal and much of Africa. He has been holding since 1985 a mega concert in Dakar for the release of Mandela. Johnny Clegg has always linked his music to the anti-apartheid struggle.The famous Fes Forum will debate aspects of Mandela’s personality as a militant and politician. The African leader will also be present in the Batha museum for a debate titled “Is a Mandela possible in the Middle east?”last_img read more

Georgia UNICEF sends school supplies to displaced children from South Ossetia

More than 500 children are among the thousands of Georgians who began to flee when the clashes broke out last week.UNICEF has sent 35 school kits and 10 football kits, along with information materials for parents and social workers, to the local government, which will pass them to 970 displaced people currently being housed in nine sanatoriums and hotels of the region.The agency emphasized that these sports and educational supplies are key to helping children overcome the trauma they experienced during the bombing of their villages in South Ossetia.On the health front, the agency is working with the country’s health authorities to immunize the displaced against measles, mumps and rubella to prevent an outbreak of epidemics. Vitamin A capsules, essential drugs and first aid kits are also in the pipeline.Currently, over 2,500 displaced women and children from South Ossetia have been relocated to various hotels and sanatoriums in six regions of Georgia.School kits form a core part of UNICEF response in emergencies. Each serves 40 students and contains basic school supplies such as exercise books, pencils, erasers and scissors. In addition, the kits provide a wooden teaching clock, plastic cubes for counting and a set of laminated posters for teaching math and reading. The kit is supplied in a locked aluminium box; the lid can double as a blackboard when coated with the special paint included in the kit. read more

Central Eastern European leaders warn against new status quo of instability

President Bujar Nishani of Albania addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Kim Haughton “Despite all the propaganda that was thrown out from Russia, the Ukraine crisis had nothing to do with protecting the rights of ethnic Russians. It was much simpler; it was, since the very first moment, about one’s country’s ambition to redraw its own borders to satisfy a territory appetite of a more powerful neighbour,” he said. On other matters, he said that to safeguard development gains, the world needs to once and for all eradicate all forms of poverty everywhere, address environmental degradation and promote inclusive economic growth. His region, the Western Balkans, is fully committed to a path of political stability and the European Union membership obtained in June enables Albania to take the first steps to intensify its reform process. “The Independent State of Kosova, the youngest state in the region”, has managed, he continued, in less than six years, to integrate into major international organizations and in that time also become an important factor of peace and stability. It is recognized to date by some 108 UN Member States, Mr. Nishani noted, calling on countries which have not yet done so to recognize it. Sustainable development was the focus of Janos Áder’s address to the General Assembly, for whom the Hungarian President had tough words about climate change. President Ivo Josipovic of the Republic of Croatia addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak Mr. Josipovic said he was deeply concerned about the situation in Ukraine and said there was no other but a peaceful solution to the conflict. The violence must end and all sides must resort to political solutions that uphold the principles of international law including the territorial integrity of Ukraine. The President of Croatia said a world at peace meant a world without weapons of mass destruction, and he urged leaders to reinforce the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. The UN has a special role in maintaining peace and particularly advancing the role of women in conflict resolution and the sustainable development of post-conflict societies. On climate change, he pointed out that Croatia is a vulnerable country that is currently devastated by unprecedented floods. Cutting down greenhouse gas emissions must remain one of the main pillars of a post-2015 development agenda.“Having in mind the need for progress, we have committed ourselves to implement the Millennium Development Goals- this is our unfinished business,” he said, adding that Croatia has pledged itself to a truly transformative and people-centred framework of Sustainable Development Goals for post-2015. President Josipovic also pledged solidarity to Ebola-affected countries in West Africa and reiterated the need for Security Council reform. On a regional matter, he said that consolidating European space will be possible only with further stabilization of Southeast Europe. To that end, the region is finding ways of cooperating and laying foundation for joint development. Taking to the podium this afternoon, Romania’s Prime Minister, Victor Ponta expressed great concern for the current situation in Ukraine, given its impacts on the security of the countries in Eastern Europe. President Rossen Plevneliev of Bulgaria addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Kim Haughton Climate change needs to be urgently addressed, and no real transformative post-2015 development agenda would be possible unless loopholes of the current MDGs are dealt with. Mr. Plevneliev said Bulgaria does not recognize the “illegal annexation” of and referendum in Crimea, and condemns the Russian Federation for violating international law. He welcomed regional integration including through the Association Agreements of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia with the European Union.The situation in Syria and Iraq was extremely concerning, he said, condemning in the strongest terms possible the killings of religious and ethnic minorities. The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) fills a serious gap in international law as it establishes regulations for trade in conventional arms. He also condemned the recurrent trend of brutal and “disgusting” manifestations of anti-Semitism. Natalia Gherman, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova said her country had chosen a “European future,” having this year signed, ratified and applied an economic agreement which makes the economy more competitive and integrates it into the mainstream of global trade. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Natalia Gherman of Moldova addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Kim Haughton The next goal is to apply for a full-fledged European Union membership. Now we must focus on enhancing energy security, developing rural communities and strengthening good governance, she said. Recently a pipeline has been finalized that connects Moldova to wider Europe and similar projects will be developed in the years to come. Jobs, salaries, pensions and benefits will rise and travel to the EU along with trade and economic opportunities will open.These benefits should be shared with the people of the Transnistria region as well. The political settlement must be based on sovereignty, territorial integrity and a special political status. Continuing presence of Russian military forces is contrary to international commitments and Republic of Moldova’s national Constitution, she said, calling on Russia to withdraw and for the international community put in place a multinational peacekeeping mission. The Republic of Moldova has also faced “unjustified restrictions” on its exports to the Russian Federation, which she said she hoped could be resolved through dialogue with Russian partners based on World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. In this regard, the EU was helpful in lessening the hardship of farmers and other agriculture producers. President Bronislaw Komorowski of the Republic of Poland addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak “This ideological background of the conflict is the return to the rhetoric from the first half of the previous century…the logic of the law of the mightier and the ruthless imperial domination over weaker neighbours,” Mr. Komorowski said. In recent years, Europe has witnessed a “great wave of unification” through mechanisms of integration of the European communities. Indeed, the European Union has become a guarantor of peace in Europe and far beyond its borders. “What happened six months ago in Eastern Europe dealt a blow to that and threatened security on our continent. In our part of Europe, people are again asking themselves whether war as a method of obtaining a political goal will also be the European long-term reality,” he said.He expressed solidarity with the people of Syria, Libya, Israel, Gaza and many African nations in conflict. Nobody could ever take the place of the UN in providing aid to refugees and other victims of these humanitarian catastrophes. These conflicts were driven by absolute power, which is almost always corrupt and incapable of lifting countries out of poverty. Hence, it is essential to attain the appropriate inclusion of these questions in the new UN development agenda. Also today, Albanian President, Bujar Nishani said that while maintaining peace and security was a top UN priority, disasters were erupting at a frightening pace and the world spiralling into insecurities in South Sudan, Syria, Iraq and in his region, in Ukraine. Prime Minister Victor-Viorel Ponta of Romania addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak The crisis started with the “unilateral annexation” of Crimea, an integral part of the sovereign State of Ukraine, by Russia. Romania was against any form of external pressure towards the states in Eastern Europe having European integration aspirations. “A strong, united and sovereign Ukraine, committed to its European path and to reforms in the economic and political fields is in the best interest of Europe,” he said, calling on the international community to get involved in finding a solution. Mr. Ponta commended the UN for its constant presence in the field and its efforts to monitor the day-to-day developments on the ground. For years, the countries of Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region have been for peace and cooperation. But instability in Ossetia, Abkhazia and now Donetsk, continue to obstruct these goals. Regional cooperation is essential for ensuring stability, in building confidence and in promoting the universal principles and values of the UN. Another source of concern is the spread of extremism throughout the Middle East, namely in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) threatens to destabilize the entire region as well as international order. In the field of development, he said a future agenda must address poverty, good governance and the rule of law. But to combat extremism, the future global development plan should also provide a platform for social inclusion, gainful employment and hope to future generations. At the podium this afternoon, Poland’s President, Bronislaw Komorowski, said that the international community needs to emphasize with “all might” that the “occupation of Crimea” and aggression in Ukraine is a violation of international law and runs roughshod over the fundamental values of the UN. “A year ago, we Europeans, could hardly imagine that after investing so much effort in reaching peace and stability a new armed conflict would arise in our neighbourhood,” said Mr. Kiska, as he also denounced the violation of the territorial integrity of any state. “What Ukraine needs today is to restore peace, stability, implement reforms and be reassured of guarantees of the inviolability of its territory,” said the Slovakian President. Only dialogue and diplomatic solution of the conflict, with the participation of Russia, will lead to a sustainable peace in Ukraine. He also underscored the need to stand united in Iraq to prevent ISIL from taking hold of any more territory and extremist ideologies from becoming successful. Slovakia, with its history of transitioning from a totalitarian regime to a democracy, knows first-hand the importance of security sector reform and the establishment of stable security institutions, such as army and police. President Kiska also pledged his commitment to stabilizing Afghanistan, where a Slovakian national led the UN Mission. Disarmament is essential for eliminating potential sources of tension and conflicts, President Kiska said, urging nations to sign the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to help monitor and regulate the international trade of conventional weapons. Also speaking today, Croatia’s President Ivo Josipovic called on world leaders to come up with a “zero tolerance policy” towards terrorism and agree on a joint global effort to prevent extremist organizations from flourishing and gaining ground. János Ader, President of Hungary, addresses the general debate of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Kim Haughton “Speeches I heard in the past few days deflected responsibility and presented a narrow-mindedness,” he told the high-level debate. “Why can’t we listen to the advice of our scientists? Why can we not accept the signals of our own planet? And why are we not learning from our own example?”Mr. Áder has said Hungary was able to reduce its carbon emissions by 40 per cent, overshadowing the pledged 6 per cent in Kyoto. A successor to that protocol is due to be finalized in Paris next year.In his address, given in the renovated General Assembly Hall on a more eco-friendly UN complex, Mr. Áder highlighted Hungary’s efforts to increase its energy efficiency and use more alternative energy resources. “If you want calm, you have to prepare for disasters,” he told the 193-Member body. “It’s no longer to reduce emissions, we have to prepare for more serious natural disasters.”Taking to the podium this evening, Bulgaria’s President, Rosen Plevneliev said that over the last few months Bulgaria and the Balkans have suffered unprecedented floods and thousands of people lost their homes, crops were ruined, and many innocent people died. read more

Let us renew our will to cooperate for peace Ban declares at

“I always take great inspiration whenever I pass by, and of course when we ring it each September to mark the International Day of Peace,” Mr. Ban said.“As I remember, there was only one year we were not able to hit this Peace Bell – that was 2001 on September 11th. We were ready to have this Peace Bell ceremony on the day of the opening of the General Assembly. On that day the September 11th terrorist attacks happened, so we had to evacuate this building,” Mr. Ban recalled.“I was serving as Chef de Cabinet to the President of the General Assembly. The [President of the] General Assembly, Secretary-General Kofi Annan and myself and all other staff had to either evacuate to the basement or outside of this building” he said. Unlike many other gifts, the Peace Bell came to the United Nations courtesy of a non-governmental organization, the UN Association of Japan, even before Japan became a UN Member State. It was a sign of support of the goals and ideals of the Organization.The idea for a “bell of peace,” as it was originally known, was proposed by Mr. Chiyoji Nakagawa, a representative of the UN Association of Japan who attended the General Assembly’s sixth session, in 1951. “After surviving the cruelties and deprivations of the Second World War, Mr. Nakagawa wanted to create a symbol for humanity’s hopes for global peace,” Mr. Ban said.For five years, as the United Nations renovated its Headquarters complex along Manhattan’s East River, the Peace Bell found a temporary home in the Rose Garden. It is currently placed at the intersection of the General Assembly, Secretariat, and Conference buildings. “Over the last five years that the Peace Bell was away, too many innocent people around the world have heard only the sounds of guns and bombs,” Mr. Ban said. “Now that it is restored back to its home, let us also intensify our work to restore the bells of peace in villages and cities and countries around the world,” he added. Also speaking at today’s ceremony was President of the General Assembly Sam Kutesa who called the Peace Bell both unique and emblematic, having been cast using coins collected by the United Nations Association of Japan from children of all existing UN Member States in 1952. “Today, as we return this prominent icon of peace to its permanent location, let us recall the Declaration on the Rights of Peoples to Peace, adopted thirty years ago by the General Assembly,” Mr. Kutesa said. The Declaration reaffirmed that the aspiration for peace is universal among all peoples and that every human being has the right to live in a peaceful environment. “Each time we ring this bell in the future, we should recall our commitment towards the peaceful resolution of conflicts and the building of lasting peace,” he added. Yesterday the Secretary-General and General Assembly President planted the ‘Tree of Unity and Peace’ at Headquarters marking the end of the Second World War. Later that morning, General Assembly held a solemn ceremony remembering all the men, women and children who lost their lives during the war. read more

Adele dresses up as Catherine Tates nan for 29th birthday

first_imgShe shared a set of four photos of her costume on Twitter in which she can be seen in a variety of poses, while one picture shows the hair of her wig standing on end.She captioned the post: “Nearly 30! Thanks for the well wishes. See you soon x”.The British star has shown her flair for costumes in the past. Last Halloween she was unrecognisable as Jim Carrey’s character in The Mask, complete with a green face, while for her 27th birthday she dressed up as her friend George Michael.The star has recently been on a world tour, which will end in London on July 2 after four sold-out dates at Wembley Stadium. 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. She may have just turned 29, but Adele has shown she is already embracing later life after dressing up as a famously foul-mouthed grandmother. The singer celebrated her birthday on Friday by posing as Joannie “Nan” Taylor from The Catherine Tate Show, complete with pink cardigan, wild red hair and chained glasses.center_img Nearly 30! Thanks for the well wishes. See you soon x— Adele (@Adele) May 5, 2017last_img read more

Brexit deal analysis Key issues from the agreement and who the winners

first_imgAfter months of painstaking, tense and tough negotiations, and an embarrassing false start on Monday, Theresa May finally returned from Brussels with a deal that will unblock long-stalled negotiations over a future trade and transition deal.  What did Mrs May give up, secure and compromise on to gain Jean-Claude Juncker’s recommendation that Britain had made “sufficient progress” on the issues of Ireland, the Brexit bill and citizens’ rights? How far did she stray from the vision she laid out in her Lancaster House speech… One stand-out success for the Prime Minister was linking the future withdrawal agreement to the future trade and transition talks, something that the EU had previously ruled out.last_img read more

Bali Briton arrested over cannabis oil admits being stupid as he faces

“This is Asia, it’s not like the west. I am guilty under Indonesian law of possession of narcotics, there’s no denying that.”Even though medicinal THC is something so widely accepted elsewhere and it was such a small amount, I foolishly crossed the line in a very strict country.”The only way now to ensure my sentence is something I will survive is to invest in the right legal representation and rehabilitation.”Doctors have been able to prescribe medicinal cannabis products to patients in the UK since November 1 after the drug was rescheduled.However, Indonesia has strict drug laws and dozens of convicted smugglers are on death row.British woman Lindsay Sandiford, from Cheltenham, was convicted of drug-smuggling offences and sentenced to death in 2013.A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “Our staff are assisting a British man following his arrest in Bali, and are in contact with his family, lawyer and the Indonesian authorities.” A British man arrested in Bali for allegedly smuggling cannabis oil has admitted he has been “very stupid” as he faces up to 15 years in an Indonesian prison.Pip Holmes, reportedly a 45-year-old artist from Cornwall, was one of five foreigners paraded at a news conference last week in Denpasar, the capital of Bali province.Indonesian police said he received nearly 31kg of cannabis oil in the mail and could face the death penalty if convicted.Mr Holmes, who describes himself as an artist and surfer, claims he was caught with just a tiny amount – around 3g – of medicinal THC oil, which he uses to treat his arthritis.His family has launched a crowdfunding page to raise $100,000 (nearly £80,000) for legal fees to keep the father-of-two out of prison.They say he could face a jail sentence of between five and 15 years but are hoping he can instead serve a short spell in a rehabilitation centre before being deported to the UK. 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. A message from Mr Holmes on the crowdfunding site said he had already been moved from a cramped police cell in Bali to a rehabilitation centre and has been helped by messages of support from his family.”For the last few days, each morning I have woken up in a terrible nightmare. I still can’t believe that I’m here and I feel sick with fear,” he said.”As it stands, I don’t know if I’m about to spend a few months in a rehabilitation or if I’m about to face five to 15 years in Kerobokan – one of the toughest prisons on earth.”Mr Holmes said he had been in Bali for two months before his arrest on December 3.”It all went terribly wrong when I was arrested for possession of a tiny amount of THC oil. Stupid much? Yes very very stupid. Right now I feel helpless and very alone,” he said. So I’m in rehab center/prison in Bali…. I was arrested with a small amount of THC oil about two weeks ago. Stupid of me, I thought I was past making dumb errors in judgement, but it seems not. 😔 I use thc and cbd to treat my arthritis pain…— Pip Holmes (@_pipholmes) December 16, 2018 read more

Flinders Street Station derailed

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Premier Daniel Andrews described his predecessor’s plan for Flinders Street Station as a “colouring-in competition at taxpayers’ expense”, ruling out a multi-billion dollar plan – based on the winning selection of an international design competition – for the station’s transformation.Mr Andrews’ comments follow a demand from the Victorian Opposition that Labor should outline its plans – if not to re-imagine the station then to maintain it – with some irony, after it too backed quietly away from putting in place a mechanism to realise the design selected to redefine the city landmark.The Flinders Street Station design competition, conceived by former Coalition premier Ted Baillieu in 2010, offered $1 million for a plan to restore and reinvigorate the station. Three years later Mr Baillieu’s successor Denis Napthine announced the winning architects – Hassell and Swiss-based Herzog & de Meuron, but no commitment was made to follow through to implement the architects’ design for the station – at an estimated cost of around $2 billion.Shoring up Premier Andrews’ remarks, State Treasurer Tim Pallas told the ABC that the competition was “nothing more than a drawing project”.“Rather than spend billions of dollars on an edifice in the centre of the city, our view was that that money could be better spent delivering better public transport for Victorians,” he said.“We don’t see it as our priority and never did,” he added. To get an architect’s perspective on this state of affairs – and one whose award-winning work offers radical alternatives for Melbourne’s built-environment – I asked Billy Kavellaris, founder of bespoke Melbourne architectural practice KUD, for his reaction to the government’s reverse-gear approach.Kavellaris says he isn’t surprised. “Given that this was to be a government civic project – and one of the largest in Victoria’s history – it was always going to be a difficult journey for the architectural community.”“As much as I would love to have seen the project go ahead, I can understand why the decision seems to have been made. “There were never any accurate feasibility studies – or costings done, and moreover there was nothing specified in the competition brief.”Kavellaris believes the local and international success of Federation Square continues to be a model for such ambitious urban projects.“In a time when Melbourne has become a prominent Australian international city, it’s critical that we as a culture invest, and philosophically shift our focus, towards a much more sophisticated transport ideology,” says Kavellaris.“It’s impossible to remove congestion from a city, but in the words of Rem Koolhaas, a city needs ‘smooth congestion’. The Flinders Street Station project is one of the paths that Melbourne will need to take. I’ve no doubt that a project on this site will happen; when is another question.”Major Projects Victoria has for more than a year been responsible for a ‘preliminary business case’ for the redevelopment and restoration of Flinders Street Station. What that will result in, given the state government’s comments to date, is likely to mean few major alterations to the iconic station. The station’s history is perhaps instructive here. The current much-loved building and platforms’ conception was the result of a design competition held in 1899 which had 17 entries. The 500 pounds first prize went to local railway employees James Fawcett and HPC Ashworth. Their plan – extensively modified – was realised after much fraught argument and financial concerns 11 years later.last_img read more

Husband arrested for murder in Long Island Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019 Another murder overnight in the Capital, Nassau after a male was shot to death on Kim’s Crescent off Blue Hill Road near Sid’s Bar.  The scene was active around midnight when we got the report and Police say an investigation is on for the killer.By Deandrea Hamilton Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, crime, murder Bahamas, September 4th, 2017 – Nassau – A husband is now, reports ACP Clayton Fernander, caught without incident in Long Island for the brutal killing of his wife on Saturdayaround 2am.  Phillip Dean is accused of chopping up the woman and his mother in law in the attack.  His wife died on the scene, her mother was airlifted to Nassau and was last said to be in serious condition at hospital.  TCI Police Commissioner says absolute focus is reducing crime, gives some insight into the decreases recordedlast_img read more

Vancouver police detective fired for misconduct

first_imgVancouver police have fired a detective in the fallout of an internal affairs investigation of an officer’s relationship with a confidential informant.Detective Brian Billingsley, 38, was fired March 4 for making false statements, neglect of duty, unbecoming conduct and misconduct discovered during an ongoing investigation of the relationship between former VPD Officer Erik McGarrity and a former confidential informant, Tegan Rushworth.Billingsley’s termination is the first administrative action taken in the investigation, which has stretched on for more than a year. Two other Vancouver officers remain under investigation, department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said Wednesday. She declined to name the officers still being investigated, but did say they remain on duty.In a written response to his termination letter, Billingsley contested his firing. The Vancouver Police Guild has filed a grievance against Billingsley’s termination and is deciding whether to seek arbitration for wrongful termination, union President Jeff Kipp said.Police on Wednesday did not release any specifics surrounding Billingsley’s termination. His relation to McGarrity and Rushworth was also not made clear.McGarrity, 43, resigned in November in the midst of the internal affairs probe. He was cleared last year of criminal wrongdoing by the Washington State Patrol.WSP investigation documents, obtained through public records requests, showed that Rushworth worked as McGarrity’s informant on low-level drug-related crimes for several months in 2007. It was after she completed a prison sentence in early 2008 that Rushworth, 25, and McGarrity started their romance. They lived together for a period of time, and had a sexual relationship until late summer or early fall 2009, despite the fact that Rushworth, who reportedly had a methamphetamine habit, continued to have run-ins with the law.last_img read more

Scientists discover bizarre new sea squirt stalking the ocean floor

first_img Tags 1 Ocean XPrize prototypes set to unveil deep-sea mysteries Sci-Tech Five Deeps Expedition The depths of the ocean have an otherworldly, alien quality to them, showcasing remarkable beauty like that seen in upside-down mirror pools and the terrifying visions of transparent Eldritch horrors.The latest discovery, by a team of scientists and explorers currently charting the ocean’s five deepest points, falls somewhere in between. Exploring the 4.5-mile-deep Java Trench in the Indian Ocean for the first time, Alan Jamieson, chief scientist of the Five Deeps Expedition, ran into this never-before-seen species of sea squirt, casually floating along the ocean floor. The jelly-like creature sailed along in front of the Five Deeps team’s deep-sea submarine, in perfect view of the camera, displaying a blue and white balloon-like floater.Jamieson describes it as a “stalked Ascidean,” a type of sea squirt, albeit one we have never laid eyes on before.”It is not often we see something that is so extraordinary that it leaves us speechless,” Jamieson said in a statement. Having only glanced the creature of the deep for a brief moment, there’s still plenty to learn about it. Could it be an all-consuming nightmare monster like the Cthulhu sea cucumber that terrorized the deep many moons ago? Or does it come in peace, bearing gifts, teaching us about the myriad ways that life can thrive in the ocean’s darkest, harshest environments?Whatever the case, my thalassophobia prevents me from finding out. Luckily, I can just watch the footage of the possibly-murderous death-balloon from the comfort of my computer chair, and so can you: The Five Deeps Expedition is led by explorer Victor Vescovo, who has currently made three solo dives across the world, traveling deeper than 7,000 meters (about 4.35 miles) each time. The next dive for the team will take them to Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench — the deepest point on Earth.  Comment 9 Photos Share your voicelast_img read more

Maharshi worldwide box office collection day 11 Mahesh Babu film fares well

first_imgMahesh Babu and Vennela Kishore in MaharshiTwitterMahesh Babu’s Maharshi clashed with Allu Sirish’s ABCD at the worldwide box office in its second weekend but managed to make a good collection. Its total gross has inched closer to Rs 170 crore in 11 days.Having taken the box office by a storm in the first week, Maharshi clashed with Allu Sirish’s ABCD, which was released in over 600 around the world on May 17. Trade experts predicted that the new release might affect its collection in the second week. The film witnessed a steep decline on its second Friday but showed growth on the following days, after the new film failed to strike a chord with the viewers.The Mahesh Babu and Pooja Hegde starrer witnessed 100 per cent occupancy in many centres across the Telugu states, Bengaluru, Chennai and some other parts of India and overseas. As per early estimates, Maharshi has collected approximately Rs 15.65 crore gross at the worldwide box office in its second weekend. Its 11-day total collection has reached Rs 166.10 crore gross in the global market.According to BA Raju, Maharshi has recovered 95.77 per cent of the investment of the distributors, who shelled out Rs 76 crore on its theatrical rights for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The PRO tweeted, “#Maharshi Nizam 11th day share – 1.33 Cr 11 days share – 25.40 Crs #Maharshi AP, Telangana 11 Days Share – 72.79 Crs.”Maharshi has already recovered the investments of the distributors in other parts of India and also earned them decent profit share in its second weekend. The movie has earned Rs 12.10 crore for its distributors, who spent Rs 14 crore on its overseas rights. The film may find it difficult to recover the remaining investments in the coming days.last_img read more

Cardinals Rout Florida State Clinch ACC Atlantic Division

first_img Video Highlights LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the fourth time in five seasons, the seventh-ranked Louisville baseball team is the ACC Atlantic Division champion after a 14-1 victory over No. 17 Florida State on Thursday night at Jim Patterson Stadium. Detmers followed with a second scoreless frame and the Cardinals went back to work at the plate. Louisville pushed a pair of runs across on RBIs from Jake Snider and Wyatt, and Binelas homered for the second time in as many innings, a three-run shot that pushed the advantage to 9-0. Louisville (42-12, 20-8 ACC) reached double figures for the 20th time on the year, scoring the 14 runs on 17 hits. The victory was the largest for the Cardinals in 35 all-time games against Florida State. Glenn Albanese pitched a pair of innings in relief for the Cardinals, while Carter Lohman retired all three batters he faced in a scoreless ninth. Story Links Preview ACC Network Extra The Cardinals have captured the Atlantic Division crown in four of the five seasons since joining the league, winning previously in 2015, 2016 and 2017. UofL has brought home regular season hardware nine times in head coach Dan McDonnell’s 13 seasons. UofL opened the game in near-perfect fashion, with Reid Detmers striking out the side in the top of the first and the Cardinals plating four runs in the bottom half. The Cardinals cruised from there as Detmers (11-2) tossed six shutout innings, striking out 11. The sophomore has now struck out double digits in eight of his 13 starts and moved to second on Louisville’s single-season list with 138 on the year. The Chatham, Illinois, native now trails only Brendan McKay, who struck out 146 in 2017. Detmers is also just the eighth pitcher in Louisville history to reach 11 wins in a season. Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster PDF Box Score Next Game: Florida State 5/17/2019 | 6:00 PM Live Stats The long ball was the theme of the night early for Louisville, as Logan Wyatt and Alex Binelas went back-to-back in the first and Zach Britton made it a trio of homers in the inning two batters later. It was the first time the Cardinals had hit three home runs in one inning since Justin McClanahan, Chris Dominguez and Andrew Clark went back-to-back-to-back against Ohio State on April 16, 2008. Wyatt was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate, reaching base five times with three RBIs and two runs scored. Binelas drove in five on the night, while Lucas Dunn and Henry Davis each finished with a pair of hits. Video: Reid Detmers Postgame Video: Dan McDonnell Postgame Later in the frame, Drew Campbell doubled into the left-centerfield gap to plate two more to give the Cardinals seven runs in the inning and an 11-0 edge after two. Photo Gallery Louisville tacked on single runs in the third, seventh and eighth, while Florida State (34-19, 16-12) got its only run in the eighth inning. Louisville and Florida State will continue to series with game two on Friday evening. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., ET at Jim Patterson Stadium. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Cognitive Analytics Market Share to Record Steady Growth by 2024

first_imgThe report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the Cognitive Analytics industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the Cognitive Analytics industry, followed by industry news and policies. The report performs an industry chain analysis, focusing on upstream raw material suppliers and major downstream buyers. The data is highlighted through the use of tables and figures, which also include manufacturing cost structure and market channel analysis. Major players involved in the Cognitive Analytics industry are also delineated, along with their market share and product types. Download Sample Copy of this Report @ Chapter 2 is about the market landscape and major players. It provides competitive situation and market concentration status along with the basic information of these players. Buy Now @ Chapter 10 provides clear insights into market dynamics. Chapter 12 concludes the research findings and refines all the highlights of the study. Contact us: 5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail : Chapter 4 gives a worldwide view of Cognitive Analytics market. It includes production, market share revenue, price, and the growth rate by type. Avail Discount on Report @ Cognitive analytics market has been segmented on the basis of technology, deployment, end user and vertical. The technology segment is further bifurcated into natural language processing, machine learning, automated reasoning and others. Natural language processing and machine learning techniques are used together to analyze patterns and behaviors that are unusual. It helps in better decision-making processes. Chapter 3 provides a full-scale analysis of major players in Cognitive Analytics industry. The basic information, as well as the profiles, applications and specifications of products market performance along with Business Overview are offered. Chapter 11 prospects the whole Cognitive Analytics market, including the global production and revenue forecast, regional forecast. It also foresees the Cognitive Analytics market by type and application. Chapter 6 is about production, consumption, export, and import of Cognitive Analytics in each region.center_img About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. Chapter 7 pays attention to the production, revenue, price and gross margin of Cognitive Analytics in markets of different regions. The analysis on production, revenue, price and gross margin of the global market is covered in this part. Chapter 8 concentrates on manufacturing analysis, including key raw material analysis, cost structure analysis and process analysis, making up a comprehensive analysis of manufacturing cost. Chapter 9 introduces the industrial chain of Cognitive Analytics. Industrial chain analysis, raw material sources and downstream buyers are analyzed in this chapter. The research extensively analyses the key market players involved in the global Cognitive Analytics industry. With the help of tables and figures, valuable insights on production, value, price, and gross margin of each player are offered. The report segments the global Cognitive Analytics market based on factors such as type, application, and region. For the historic period, extensive insights on value, market share, production, growth rate, and price analysis for each sub-segment is offered by the report. Additionally, the report also delves into regional production, consumption, export, and import for the historic period. The regions analyzed in the research include North America, Europe, China, Japan, Middle East & Africa, India, and South America. Finally, the current market status and SWOT analysis for each region are elaborated, which would assist market players to gain a competitive edge by determining the dominant segments. We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. Table of content:Chapter 1 provides an overview of Cognitive Analytics market, containing global revenue, global production, sales, and CAGR. The forecast and analysis of Cognitive Analytics market by type, application, and region are also presented in this chapter. Chapter 13 introduces the research methodology and sources of research data for your understanding. The major market players operating in the industry are Google (U.S.), IBM Corporation (U.S.), Microsoft Corporation (U.S.), Nokia Networks (Finland), Saffron Technology (U.S.), ColdLight Solutions (U.S.). Chapter 5 focuses on the application of Cognitive Analytics, by analyzing the consumption and its growth rate of each application. The report mainly studies the size, recent trends and development status of the Cognitive Analytics market, as well as investment opportunities, government policy, market dynamics (drivers, restraints, opportunities), supply chain and competitive landscape.last_img read more

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