Enrolment at Maritime universities decreased two per cent between 2006-07 and 2007-08, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission announced today, Dec. 10. The commission has released final 2007-08 statistics on enrolment at all public Maritime universities. Ten statistical tables and two databases are available on the commission’s website, www.mphec.ca, and include statistics on enrolment by province of origin, gender and age group between 2003-04 and 2007-08. Highlights include: Enrolment in all three Maritime provinces has declined since the peak in 2004-05. Total enrolment in the Maritime provinces was 69,135, down 5.5 per cent. In Nova Scotia, it was 41,676, down six per cent. New Brunswick had enrolment of 23,538, down 5.1 per cent. In Prince Edward Island, it was 3,921, down 1.8 per cent. — The number of graduate students increased 4.2 per cent in 2007-08 over the previous year, and 9.9 per cent since 2003-04. In 2007-08 they represented 12.9 per cent of students in Maritime universities. — The number of students originally from the Maritime provinces attending Maritime universities has declined 7.8 per cent, from 54,620 in 2003-04 to 50,367 in 2007-08. — The number of international students has increased 10.7 per cent since 2003-04. They now make up 9.7 per cent of enrolment. The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission was established in 1974. The 20 members are drawn from the Maritime provinces, and represent higher education institutions, provincial governments and the general public. Its mission is to assist institutions and governments to enhance the post-secondarylearning environment. The commission collects and maintains data pertaining to post-secondary education in the Maritimes and conducts research on the Maritime postsecondary sector. Reports and research articles are available on the website, www.mphec.ca .
APTN National NewsThis day couldn’t come soon enough.After weeks of living in shelters across Saskatchewan and Alberta, fire evacuees are now cleared to return home.The province has lifted the fire ban and said threats to most communities is reduced.APTN’s Dennis Ward email@example.com
The Colombo Additional Magistrate last week gave the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) the approval to exhume the body after the CID said that there was suspicion over the manner in which he died. Thajudeen was earlier believed to have been killed in a car accident but later there was suspicion that he may have been murdered.The family of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was accused of being involved in the murder but Rajapaksa yesterday denied the allegations. The body of former Sri Lanka rugby player Wasim Thajudeen was exhumed at the Dehiwala Muslim burial grounds this morning.Tight police security was in place as the body was exhumed and the media was kept of the burial grounds for security reasons. A large crowd gathered outside the site as the body was exhumed in the presence of a judge, Thajudeen’s family members and others. Namal Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member and son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, had last week also denied any involvement of his family in the murder.Speaking to the BBC Sinhala service, Namal Rajapaksa said that he and his family were very close to Thajudeen and had often visited his house.Wasim Thajudeen was found dead in his car in 2012. The police at the time said he was killed after the car had crashed into a wall. (Colombo Gazette)
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press Posted Sep 24, 2014 8:08 pm MDT Movie, television production firms get FAA permission to fly drones, more industries lining up WASHINGTON – The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.Dozens of other industries are lined up to follow Hollywood’s lead. Until now, the Federal Aviation Administration, which is part of the Transportation Department, had banned commercial drone operations with the exception of a lone oil company in Alaska.The FAA permits come with limitations, including that the unmanned aircraft be used only in a restricted area, that they be flown under 400 feet in altitude and that flights last no more than 30 minutes at a time. Nighttime flights are prohibited, and reality television shows or other unscripted events won’t qualify for the permits.“Today’s announcement is a significant milestone in broadening commercial (drone) use while ensuring we maintain our world-class safety record in all forms of flight,” Foxx said. “These companies are blazing a trail that others are already following, offering the promise of new advances in agriculture and utility safety and maintenance.”Tony Carmean, a partner in Aerial MOB of San Diego, predicted drones will fundamentally change moviemaking, providing directors with the ability to get shots they could never get before and making films more dynamic. Small drones with video cameras will be able to fly through a building and in and out of windows, for example, he said. They are also far less expensive than hiring a manned helicopter, he said.Major movie studios “want their hands on this right away,” but have held off using the technology until the FAA gives the go-ahead, he said.Brendan Schulman, a New York attorney who represents several drone operators and interest groups that have challenged the FAA’s drone restrictions, said he is concerned that limitations attached to the drone permits may be so onerous that their benefits will be outweighed by the cost and the headache of complying.“I’m worried that it’s too small a step forward and it’s too narrowly limited,” he said.Kenneth Quinn, an attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and a former FAA general counsel, said he expects other industries to oppose some of restrictions imposed on the movie drones, especially requirements that the drone operator have a private pilot’s license and that there be a three-man crew. He said any risk to safety is too small to merit the restrictions.The FAA is considering 40 requests for exemptions from other commercial entities. Congress and industries that want to use or sell the technology have been pressuring the FAA to relax its ban. Companies want to use drones to monitor pipelines, inspect the undersides of oil platforms and bridges, and spray crops. Amazon and Google want to use them to deliver packages. Wedding videographers, real estate agents, journalists and many others are clamouring to use them as well.The only previous FAA permit for commercial drone operations was granted to the Conoco Phillips oil company, which has flown two kinds of unmanned aircraft in unpopulated areas of Alaska and over the Arctic Ocean with significant limitations on their use.But the commercial drone ban is being undermined daily. Many operators see no harm in flying small, lightweight drones, often no bigger than a backpack, despite FAA warnings that they could collide with manned aircraft or injure people on the ground. Even a congressman who is a member of the House committee that oversees the FAA, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., hired a photographer to produce a video of his wedding using a camera mounted on a small drone.In 2012, Congress directed the FAA to safely integrate drones of all sizes, from high-flying Global Hawks to small quadrocopters weighing no more than a few pounds, into the national airspace. But the agency has missed several milestones and isn’t expected to meet Congress’ deadline of October 2015 for full integration.In November, the agency is expected to propose rules commercial operators can follow to fly drones weighing 55 pounds or less. But it could be months or years before the rules are final. Final rules for larger ones are even further off.The six production companies — Aerial MOB LLC, Astraeus Aerial, HeliVideo Productions LLC, Pictorvision Inc., Vortex Aerial and Snaproll Media LLC — have been working with the Motion Picture Association of America for two years to win FAA approval. A seventh aerial video company that applied with the other companies, Flying-Cam Inc., has been asked by the FAA to supply additional information.Drones have already been used in in filming some movies overseas, including “Skyfall” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”___Follow Joan Lowy on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/AP_Joan_Lowy
OSU junior forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) shoots the ball during the Buckeyes’ 72-67 win over Providence on Nov. 17. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorWith its second-straight home game, the Ohio State men’s basketball team took advantage of the comforts of home with a 72-67 win. It took nearly two and a half minutes before the first shot fell for either team, but OSU eventually got going with the hot hand of sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle. The Buckeyes took a shot, however, when junior forward Keita Bates-Diop went down with a right knee injury.Lyle finished the game with 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. With 15 first-half points on 6-for-8 shooting, the questions about the ability on the offensive side of the ball for the 6-foot-5 guard after two disappointing games quickly faded with a stellar performance. “This week in practice, all of my teammates and coaches helped me get my confidence up,” Lyle said. “They were teaching me to never be satisfied and just keep working.”Bates-Diop was knocked to the court in the second half while trying to set a screen, and awkwardly bent his right knee on the way down. The injury appeared to be gruesome, and he was helped to the sideline. There was a noticeable limp, but he made his way back to the locker room under his own power after sitting on the bench for a brief period. “Believe it or not it’s his ankle,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “Just an ankle sprain. Kinda puffed up or whatever, but day-to-day so we’ll need him back. That’s for sure.”OSU made its last three shots to round out the first half, giving the Buckeyes a 10-point lead going into the locker room. Senior forward Marc Loving failed to get in the scoring column in the first 20 minutes of play, but was a key rebounder on the defensive end, pulling down seven boards. Even with a few early mistakes in transition and on defense, the Buckeyes played with a flow and a hustle that was not seen last game against North Carolina Central. Crashing the hoop, OSU led the Friars in rebounds, 43-33.In the second half, Lyle picked up where he left off with a tough, contested layup. Although the Buckeyes had the leading scorer, Providence quickly went on a 7-0 run to reel OSU back in. A quick timeout by Matta slowed the Friars’ attack, but the Buckeyes had to fight hard to keep the lead.Redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson played 20 minutes Thursday night in replacement of freshman Micah Potter, who had foul trouble early in the contest. In a true-center type of performance, Thompson finished the night with 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.Always the competitor, the 7-foot tall center said OSU is still going to be pushing hard next week to strengthen its play on both ends of the court.“We’re hungry, and we’re not satisfied with 3-0,” Thompson said.Redshirt sophomore center David Bell also came off the bench for OSU and played an important role for the Buckeyes. In one of the highlights of the night, Bell drove the lane to the left of Lyle, who lobbed a pass to the cutting center. Bell slammed it through the hoop for a highlight-reel dunk.“I thought Jae’Sean (Tate), Trevor, those guys … Dave Bell did a heck of a job in the paint there,” Matta said. “Those are the baskets we were hoping we could get.”Turnovers remain to be a problem for the Buckeyes, as Providence picked up 11 takeaways. Last week against Navy, OSU had 17 turnovers. Providence was led by junior forward Rodney Bullock, who poured in 27 points, while going 5-for-9 from 3-point land. Bullock created mismatches throughout the evening, and even pulled down eight rebounds. Junior forward Emmitt Holt, Providence’s leading scorer coming into the game, went just 3-for-11 from the field with 11 points. The Friars are now 1-1 on the season, while the Buckeyes keep their perfect record through three games. OSU faces Western Carolina at home Monday, with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m.
Consuming two diet drinks a day could increase the risk of early death by more than a quarter, the World Health Organisation has warned.The global study of more than 450,000 adults in 10 countries – including the UK – found that daily consumption of all types of soft drinks was linked with a higher chance of dying young.But the rates for those drinking artificially-sweetened beverages were significantly higher than those consuming full sugar versions, the WHO research found.Their experts today said consumers were better off sticking with water.The research, which tracked participants for an average of 16 years, is the largest study to examine links between soft drink consumption and mortality. The new research found death rates among those consuming at least two diet drinks a day were 26 per cent higher than among those who had less than one month. This group also saw their chance of being killed by cardiovascular disease rise by 52 per cent.The findings suggest Government policies aimed at cutting sugar consumption – such as the sugar tax on fizzy drinks, and “reformulation” of common sweet foods – could have disastrous consequences.Mortality rates were also higher among those regularly drinking sugary drinks. But overall, they were only eight per cent more among those drinking two such drinks a day, compared with those having less than one month. The findings were published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Experts said it was possible that people drinking diet drinks were doing so because they were obese or had diseases such as diabetes, but said the study had tried to adjust for that.Professor Mitchell Elkind, incoming president of the American Heart Association, said “other studies have suggested biological mechanisms may include an impact on insulin signalling in the liver. The study, led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of WHO, was observational – meaning it did not prove that the drinking habits caused the higher death risks. 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. Researchers said there was some evidence suggesting that artificial sweeteners could induce glucose intolerance and spikes in insulin levels.And they said more research was needed to explore the possible adverse effects of additives, such as aspartame. They also said it was possible that those who were drinking high amounts of diet drinks had been unhealthy and overweight at the start of the study, and switched from previously drinking high sugar versions. But the study, published in Jama Internal Medicine, found the link between artificially sweetened soft drinks and higher mortality persisted when the analysis was limited to those of healthy weight. In the study, one glass was equivalent to about 250 ml – less than a standard 330ml can sold in the UK.Lead author Dr Neil Murphy said the findings were “striking” and the third large study this year to find a link between diet drinks and raised mortality rates.“It would probably be prudent to limit consumption of all soft drinks and replace with a healthier alternative, such as water,” he said. Gavin Partington, director general at British Soft Drinks Association, said: “Soft drinks are safe to consume as part of a balanced diet. “According to all leading health authorities in the world, as well as Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK, low- and no-calorie sweeteners are safe.”
Greek Police are seeking the criminals who removed about a kilometer of copper cable from a section of railway track on the route between Athens and Thessaloniki. The theft was realized by railway officials when a train en route to Thessaloniki stopped at the point where the cable had been cut shortly before 3 a.m. last Tuesday. The severed cables did not lead to the train suffering any damage or causing any injuries. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Atom Rose point : la puce tout-en-un d’IntelIntel a dévoilé un prototype de puce tout-en-un nommé Rose point. Il contient à la fois un CPU et un contrôleur Wi-Fi. Une prouesse technologique ! Intel a présenté lors de l’International Solid-State Circuits Conference, le prototype de puce tout-en-un : Rose point. Ce nouveau CPU possède un contrôleur Wi-Fi entier et deux cœurs Atom !Les SoC existants qui contiennent à la fois la CPU et le Wi-Fi, comme celui de Qualcomm, possèdent une antenne d’émission-réception indépendante. Intel possèderait donc une longueur d’avance sur la concurrence en proposant une puce dotée de cette double particularité.Selon Clubic, la prouesse d’Intel est d’avoir conçu un circuit radio intégralement numérique, en évitant les interférences entre le Wi-Fi et le CPU (opérant à des fréquences très proches), grâce à un blindage et un procédé d’annulation de bruit.Les SoC dotés du Wi-Fi (et autres connectivités) n’en sont qu’à leurs balbutiements. Mais Intel laisse entrevoir la voie à suivre… Balle à la concurrence ! Le 23 février 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambert
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On this week’s episode of the GRAMMY Museum’s “Required Listening” podcast, the prolific singer/songwriter shared the biggest lesson he learned from performing on the streets for complete strangers.Listen Now: “Required Listening” Episode With Andy Grammer”The number one thing [I learned from busking] is the ability to just act without any guarantee of anything happening in return,” said Grammer. “There’s no greater place to do that every day than [on] the street because there’s nobody there [to see] you. … It’s a great muscle to build.”In a wide-ranging chat with GRAMMY Museum Executive Director/host Scott Goldman, the “Fresh Eyes” singer also shared how fatherhood and collaboration sparked the songwriting process for his latest album, The Good Parts, and why albums provide for a truer snapshot of a musician’s art.”One of the biggest benefits of writing with others is that it makes you write,” said Grammer, who collaborated with songwriters Ian Kirkpatrick and Ross Golan, among others, on the new LP. “If you have a session on the books with somebody else, you’re going to write a song that day. 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WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, July 23, 2019:A black 2015 Honda Accord struck a median guardrail on 93 North, south of Exit 39. Vehicle towed. State Police handled scene. (6:23am)A walk-in party reported a hit and run in the Market Basket parking lot yesterday between noon and 1pm. No witnesses or note left. (9:34am)Animal Control Office retrieved a sink skunk from a Carolyn Road backyard and brought to Chelmsford rehab. (12:57pm)Police retrieved a syringe from Shawsheen Avenue and Blanchard Avenue and brought it back to the station for proper disposal. (5:10pm)Police spoke with several parties on the train tracks on Richmond Street and sent them on their way. (5:36pm)Officers observed parties walking around the police station’s parking lot, taking video and photographs. Parties walked into the lobby videotaping and photographing. They attempted to question dispatch personnel and the station officer in an attempt to illicit banter back and forth. When parties were not satisfied with the officers’ responses, they exited the building. (6:33pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 29: Burlington Man Arrested For OUI; Injured HummingbirdIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”
Nearly 500 student athletes from more than 100 Alaska communities gather for the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Native Youth Olympic Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April, 27. (Casey Grove/Alaska Public Media)The 47th Native Youth Olympic Games got underway in Anchorage on Thursday.Listen nowAbout 500 student athletes are in the city representing their schools from more than 100 Alaska communities. After months of practice, the NYO Games are their state championships for 10 competitive events, including the stick pull, wrist carry and high kick.The games run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage. There are also events outside the athletic competition, including a Pilot Bread recipe contest and blanket toss. Admission and parking are free.Marjorie Tahbone, a former athlete and coach, said the competitive events are like most sports — kids get involved for fun and fitness — but they also have a connection to the past and the often unforgiving environment that is home to Alaskans.“All of these games have a significant purpose, and all of the purposes have to do with survival,” Tahbone said. “All of the games were meant to test your abilities and skills and also prepare you for being out on the ice or being out on the land and hunting and just for survival in general.”The student athletes said Thursday that they appreciate the cultural significance of the games, but they’re also in Anchorage to have fun and make new friends.That includes Palmer 7th grader Mia Weiss who is competing in the wrist carry.It’s an event that taught Weiss, who stands about 4-foot-7, that she has a special ability.“Because I’m really short,” Weiss said, laughing. “It’s like NYO is different from any sport. It’s really cool, because if you’re different sizes, you can find an event that fits you.”
Nizamabad: Mid-day meal is introduced in library to help the unemployed youth, who visit libraries to prepare for competitive exams for jobs, said TRS leader Ramakrishna Rao.The first anniversary of mid-day meals in library was held at Central Library, Nizamabad on Monday. Participating in the programme, Ramakrishna Rao said that the free meal programme is very helpful for the youth, who comes to library for studying. Also Read – Golden 90’s Music Superstars – Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu LIVE in Concert will be performing together for the very 1st time in the city of pearls,… Advertise With Us NUDA Chairman Ch Prabhakar Reddy, Jagruthi State secretary Lakshminarayana Bharadwaj, TRS Minority district president Janab Naveed Iqbal, TRSKV district general secretory Vijayalakshmi, Nizamabad former Municipal chairman Mukka Devendhar Gupta, NUDA Directors Rajendra Prasad, Srihari Nayak, Janab Akthar Khan Sab, Younus Khan, Naveen Yadav, Janab Sumer Ahmad, Jalapath Rao, Janab Khaleel Sab, Harish Yadav, Shiva Lingam and others participated in the programme.
Hyderabad: TRS working president KT Rama Rao will review the party’s membership drive with the in-charges at Telangana Bhavan on Friday. The party had started membership drive on June 27 and had asked the leaders to complete the process by July 20. The party leaders were given a target of 60 lakh members, including 50,000 members per constituency. The leaders will give the membership details to KTR in the meet.
Chunky PandayPR HandoutThe screening of the third edition of Shururat, called ‘Shuruaat Ka Twist’ was held at PVR, Citi Mall, Mumbai a couple of days ago. ‘Shuruaat Ka Twist’ is an anthology of six short films mentored by Vikramaditya Motwane, Rajkumar Hirani, Amit V Masurkar, Raj Kumar Gupta.The event witnessed the who’s who of Bollywood from Rasika Dugal, Mukul Chadda, Irshad Kamil, Sriram Raghavan, Sayani Gupta, Sumeet Vyas, Rasika Dugal, Chunky Panday, Delnaaz Irani, Anuritta K. Jha, Gulshan Grover, Mahima Chaudhury, Shahriyar Atai, Avinash Tiwari, Tripti Dimni and Parmeet Sethi. The film received a standing ovation as the audience witnessed an array of genres and emotions.The short film anthology features popular actors such as Chunky Pandey, Neena Gupta and Delnaz Irani offering the best of entertainment with films such as ‘TAP TAP’ directed by Praveen Fernandes, ‘Khauff’ by Hanish Kalia, ‘Adi Sonal’ by Heena D’Souza, ‘Bhaskar Calling’ by Sanjiv Kishinchandani, ‘Guddu’ by Gaurav Mehra and ‘Gutthi’ by Avalokita Dutt.Commenting on the Vinay Mishra, HumaraMovie said, “We are extremely delighted with Shuruaat- each edition has been better, larger and more fulfilling for us, the filmmakers and the audience. Really want to thank the support we get from mentors, the filmmakers, the innumerable cast and crew who work on this probono and PVR which helps us all by showcasing this.”Speaking on the collaboration, actor Chunky Panday said, “It’s a new kind of character I am playing in the film and I hope people like it. It feels good to experiment with different roles. I must commend the great effort to the team at HumaraMovie that enables such good stories to be made in the best way.”The six short films cover a host of diverse genres and topics that include a character study of a washed out music composer, a psychological thriller about fear, a family drama with underlying tensions, a comic take on a common menace, a tale about two female friends and lastly, a love story about breaking away from conventions.At the screening, popular actor Sumeet Vyas said, “My journey with HumaraMovie started back in 2012 and it’s exciting to be here today. The short films in Shuruaat Ka Twist offer a great blend of storytelling. I love the fact that in Adi Sonal, the message is conveyed subtly. It is not an outright film on feminism but it makes you feel for the cause.”The first edition of Shuruaat was launched in 2016, titled ‘Shor Se Shuruaat’. With ace filmmakers such as Imtiaz Ali, Shyam Benegal, Mira Nair, Homi Adjania, Zoya Akhtar, Sriram Raghavan and Nagesh Kukunoor as mentors, the film was well received around the country.Offering the right dose of entertainment that keeps the audience hooked, Shuruaat Ka twist brings together glimpses of present India and how our lived experiences are similar in more than one way.
The Railway Budget proposals, presented by Union Minister Suresh Prabhu in Parliament on Thursday, proposed a hike in freight rates for 12 commodities in the range of 0.8 per cent to 10 per cent.The increase in freight charges by 10 per cent on urea is also expected to add to the subsidy burden. “With the increase in freight, the subsidy paid for movement of urea will increase by another Rs 300 crore from current level of Rs 3,000 crore,” Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) DG Satish Chander said. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashThe proposed freight hike for cement, coal, iron and steel, grains & pulses, groundnut oil, LPG and kerosene is 2.7 per cent, 6.3 per cent, 0.8 per cent, 10 per cent, 2.1 per cent, 0.8 per cent and 0.8 per cent respectively. “Our cost of production will go up in the range between Rs 2 and Rs 4 per bag of 50 kg cement,” Dalmia Bharat Cement Group CEO Mohendra Singi said. When asked whether the company would raise the prices, he said: “The price is a factor of demand and supply, so we will take a call on this later.” Further, a leading cement maker said the prices of cement bags may go up in the range of between Rs 5 and Rs 10 per bag following the hike in freight rate on coal, steel and cement. Meanwhile, there was a mixed response from steel companies which said the proposed Rs 8.5 lakh crore investment in Railways in the next five years would spur demand for steel, but that they were a bit disappointed as the Minister did not lower freight rates despite lower diesel prices now. Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian tourists“The freight hike in the Budget on iron and steel will have little impact on us,” spokesperson of a leading steel firm said. Prabhu has also proposed to raise freight rates for iron ore meant for domestic use by 0.8 per cent. On urea, Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar said despite the increase in freight rates, there will not be any increase in urea prices.“We will continue to provide urea at the same rate of Rs 5,360 per tonne. It will only increase subsidy on urea”. The Railway Minister did not term the freight increase in some commodities as a hike, saying it is part of the ongoing re-classification of commodities that will reduce freight rates in certain sectors and may increase in others. Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha, said that there will not be any increase in urea prices for farmers. However, for limestone, dolomite & manganese and speed diesel oil, the rates have been reduced by 0.3 per cent and 1 per cent respectively. The Railways Minister has also proposed to raise the base freight rates by up to 10 per cent.
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MSC Cruises’ new digital personal assistantMSC Cruises’ new digital personal assistantMSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise company and leading cruise line in Europe and South America, revealed that its industry-first digital personal assistant will be named Zoe.MSC Cruises’ CEO Gianni Onorato made the announcement yesterday at the 12th annual CLIA Conference 2018 held in Southampton where he was keynote speaker. Southampton is also where MSC Cruises will christen MSC Bellissima, the ship on which this innovative tool will first be available. The topic for the speech was the significance of technology in the cruise industry and this latest innovation demonstrates how MSC Cruises is employing the next-generation technology to create a connected cruise experience that puts the guest in control of their cruise, tailoring the way they receive information to their individual needs.MSC Cruises CEO, Gianni Onorato commented: “As a family-owned company with over 300 years of seafaring heritage, it is a maritime tradition to involve the female members of the family in key events and developments. Zoe is a family name as well as being a name that is internationally recognised and easy to pronounce no matter what language a guest speaks. Choosing a family name was a way to combine tradition with our continued focus on innovation.”The introduction of the Digital Personal Assistant marks a new phase in the ongoing evolution of MSC Cruises’ digital innovation programme MSC For Me, which was first introduced in 2017 with the launch of MSC Meraviglia. This connected cruise experience is also now available on MSC Seaside, MSC Splendida with a special adaptation for Asia and will be introduced on MSC Seaview when the latest flagship comes into service on June 10th.Zoe is being developed in partnership with HARMAN International a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, the experts in the field of voice-enabled technology having developed audio solutions also for technology leaders such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft. This new collaboration is as the result of the long-standing relationship between MSC Cruises and Samsung, a true partnership founded on a joint vision to shape the future of the cruise industry through the introduction of the very best connected technologies.A bespoke device is being designed specifically for use in the cabins on board and will be available in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Brazilian Portuguese and Mandarin. The primary objective of this digital service is to provide the guest with a simple and stress-free way to find out information that traditionally is asked in person at the Guest Relations desk. This way the guest can find the information without having to leave their cabin. As with all of the technology on board, this is not designed to replace human interaction between crew and guest, but rather complement it by answering frequently asked questions and therefore allowing crew to further focus on a more personalized specific support.Mr Onorato also revealed that the next innovations to be introduced will include a more personalized one-to-one customer engagement powered by Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) & Machine Learning, smart cabin, of which the Digital Assistant is the first step as well as robotic entertainment. Technology is constantly evolving and MSC Cruises has a dedicated Business Innovation Team that works with world-class experts such as Samsung, HPE-Aruba, Deloitte Digital and more recently HARMAN International to ensure that the very latest innovations are developed to serve the needs of the cruise guest of the future.Visit here to find out more about MSC Bellissima and here to find out more about MSC For Me.Source = MSC Cruises
July 18, 2018 728 Views 2018-07-18 Kristina Brewer in Headlines, journal, News, Servicing Carrington House Recipient and Stability Speaker U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jesse Clingman and his wife Alexis.Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF), the nonprofit organization of The Carrington Companies, hosted its second annual Gala on June 16, 2018, to raise funds to support CCF’s critical and innovative programs that provide “mobility, stability, purpose and prosperity” for veterans returning from post-September 11 battlefields. The event was held at the historic Belle Haven Club in Greenwich, Connecticut.“We are deeply grateful to our donors for their continued generosity and support of our mission,” said Shelly Lawrence, Executive Director of Community Relations, Carrington Charitable Foundation. “Our commitment to supporting America’s military heroes is ongoing and unwavering. The proceeds from this year’s Gala will do much to support CCF’s mission and the wounded Veterans we serve.”The evening’s events were emceed by Rick Sharga, Carrington Mortgage Holdings EVP, featured live and silent auctions, and wine cork pull. Guests bid on items including an exclusive vacation in Positano, Italy, and a wine tasting trip in Napa Valley. Gala guest speakers included four U.S. Veterans who spoke about their personal experiences with CCF’s Signature Programs.The CCF’s outlines its three mission points of mobility, stability, purpose and prosperity in the following statements:Mobility: CCF financially supports The Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), which provides free private air transportation to wounded Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. Mobility Speaker, and VAC representative and beneficiary, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Adam Kisielewski, shared details about the ways in which the VAC has helped him after he was grievously injured while serving near Fallujah, Iraq.Stability: Carrington House provides custom, adaptive homes for catastrophically injured Veterans. Carrington House Recipient and Stability Speaker U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jesse Clingman and his wife Alexis recounted how their newly renovated and fully furnished custom home has been life-changing for them and their five children. Purpose and Prosperity: CCF’s newest initiative, the Veteran Support Program, supports Veterans’ return to civilian life after their time of service. Purpose Speaker U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills detailed all he has been able to accomplish as a result of help from CCF. Travis has established the Travis Mills Foundation, and established a retreat in Maine for wounded Veterans and their families where they learn that, despite their injuries, they have a purpose and can find a “new normal” in life. Prosperity Speaker U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Johnnie Yellock shared details about The Honor Foundation, a nonprofit supported by CCF, which helps Special Operations personnel successfully transition back to civilian life.Carrington CEO and Founder Bruce Rose closed the speaking program by reaffirming Carrington’s commitment to meeting the needs of Veterans and their families, and challenging donors to show their support for Veterans through CCF.In addition to the annual Gala, CCF also hosts the Carrington Charitable Foundation Annual Golf Classic at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California. This year’s event will take place on Oct. 8, 2018. Since the first annual Golf Classic in 2011, CCF has raised more than $16.4 million to build homes for Veterans, as well as provided more than $6.3 million in grants to deserving nonprofit organizations in communities across the United States. Share Veterans Gala Hosted by Carrington Charitable Foundation
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