first_imgzoom Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited yesterday reported the strategic partnership with Statoil, an international energy company headquartered in Stavanger Norway for the construction and chartering of five to nine purpose built Daewoo Aframax crude tankers with a contract term of five to twelve years including options.The gross revenues from this project are expected to range between minimum $250 million to approximately $1 billion.“TEN continues its policy of forging strategic partnerships with international shippers with a track record of Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) performance and financial prudence. We are proud to announce today the expansion of our business relationship with Norway-based, Statoil. With this accretive transaction we further modernize and grow responsibly our fleet in cooperation with such a  prestigious partner.” Mr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, President and CEO of TEN commented.TEN, December 13, 2013last_img read more

first_imgzoom CMA Terminals and ICTSI revealed their future cooperation in Nigeria, by signing a deal for ICTSI to sell 25% of the container terminal in Nigeria, Lekki International Container Terminal Services LFTZ Enterprise (LICTSLE) to CMA Terminals.This adds one further major milestone that has been achieved since the signing of the sub- concession for the terminal in 2012.LICTSLE will be providing a solution to current congestion for the local market in Nigeria and overall serve as regional transshipment hub in West Africa allowing the countries connected with the hub to grow sustainably.With a straight-line quay of 1200m and a yard area of 66 hectares, this modern facility, which is expected to be fully operational in 2017, provides the market with an annual capacity of 2.5 million TEU. This capacity will serve the Nigerian market in the long run and will ease capacity pressure. The terminal is designed to allow for further capacity growth exceeding the initial 2.5 million TEU.The advantageous location, 60 km east of metropolitan Lagos, will be combined with a state-of-the-art facilities including 14 Post – Panamax cranes.Mr. Farid Salem, CMA CGM Group Executive Officer, declares: “We are very pleased of this cooperation with ICTSI. This major future investment is undoubtedly a great opportunity for the CMA CGM Group, through its dedicated subsidiary CMA Terminals, to further increase its presence in Nigeria, a country in continuous development”.Mr. Floe, ICTSI Senior Vice President responsible for the Africa Region, mentions: “The involvement of the CMA CGM Group shows the interest in West Africa and the confidence there is in the Nigerian market with the product we provide as we will strive to become supplier of choice in West Africa as the principal transshipment hub giving our customers a sustainable competitive advantage in the market range.” My location Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 CMA-CGM, January 28, 2014last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The School Service Commission has resumed the process of general transfer of teachers on special ground and transfer on administrative ground. A notification in this regard has been uploaded on the website of the West Bengal Central School Service Commission.The process was kept in abeyance through an earlier notification issued on March 14, with the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) coming into effect after the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga”The application for special transfer, as per rule, is submitted directly to the department. The state Education department has given its necessary nod and has forwarded more than 2,000 applications of special transfer with all relevant documents to me,” said Soumitra Sarkar, chairman of the WBSSC. The mutual transfer application is made directly to the Commission and is carried out as per the vacancy list submitted by the District Inspector of Schools (DIs). Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersIt was October last year when the state Education department had brought out a notification stalling the transfer process of teachers both in the primary and secondary level, until further notice. Instructions were issued to the DIs and also to the headmasters of the state schools in this regard. The move came in the wake of the incident at Daribhit High School in North Dinajpur, where two students were killed in a clash that broke out over recruitment of teachers. It was found that in the school there was no need of Urdu teachers. Neither was there any vacancy. However, despite that the school was in the process of recruiting a teacher for Urdu, which led to the unfortunate incident. The department had sought reports regarding vacancies at all schools from the DIs and it was sometime around the beginning of March when the SSC had brought out the notification regarding such transfers. However, the process was again stalled with the MCC in effect.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday conducted raids at several premises of former Ranbaxy CEO Malvinder Mohan Singh and his brother Shivinder Mohan Singh in connection with a PMLA case it is probing.ED sleuths raided seven premises related to both the brothers in Delhi, including Malvinder’s residence and premises related to Sunil Godhwani, formerly an Executive Director of Religare Enterprises Limited and NK Ghosal, an alleged close associate of both the brothers. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’According to sources in the know, the case pertains to cheating and diversion of over Rs 700 crore. The financial probe agency had registered a money-laundering case against the pharma giant after taking cognizance of an FIR registered by the Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police. The EOW complaint was registered a few months ago by a Religare subsidiary called Religare Finvest Limited. According to the complaint, both Malvinder and Shivinder had used their position at the head of the parent company to extend loans of hundreds of crores to companies known to them and firms of their close associates. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAs per the complainant, both Malvinder and Shivinder had got these loans sanctioned with the knowledge and intention of diverting it for uses other than intended. The EOW case cites at least four firms which were extended short-term loans of amounts ranging from Rs 85 crore to Rs 100 crore by Religare Finvest, in an agreement to repay the amount at an interest of Rs 14 percent per annum. These firms allegedly admitted that they had transferred the loan amounts to third party concerns “within hours” of receiving the money, allegedly at the behest of Religare Finvest, which was being controlled by the Ranbaxy brothers at the time. In addition, it is also alleged that these four firms were controlled by Ghoshal, a close associate of the Singh brothers and all registered to the same address. Moreover, the company already owes Japanese company Daiichi Sankyo around Rs 3,500 crore. Daiichi had bought the Singh brothers’ share in Religare and had later sued them in a Singapore tribunal that they had failed to disclose an investigation it was facing from the US Food and Drug Administration. Hearing a Daiichi petition, seeking to recover the funds, the Supreme Court had warned the Singh brothers that they could be arrested if they failed to pay up.last_img read more

“Civil aviation, as an integral part of the global economy and a driving force for social development, must adapt to new realities,” Roberto Kobeh González, President of the ICAO Council, said at the opening of the Organization’s thirty-sixth session in Montreal. Although civil aviation continues to be the safest means of mass transportation, there are still numerous accidents in some of the world’s regions and it is vulnerable to terrorist attacks, he noted. “In spite of enormous progress, the sustained increase in traffic means that it will be even more difficult to minimize the impact of aviation on the environment,” Mr. González told participants. In addition, he noted ever-increasing numbers of flights are worsening congestion in many places that already operate at maximum capacity. The ICAO “must respond to new conditions and new opportunities wisely, while remaining true to the raison d’être of this Organization – the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation,” he said. There are 190 members or Contracting States in the ICAO, which was established in 1944. The Council of the Organization, headquartered in Montreal, meets every three years. 19 September 2007Global air transportation needs to adjust to face emerging challenges such as terrorist attacks and climate change, a top official of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said today. read more

A month after Jason Paul Thorne was released into the Heritage neighbourhood, the 42-year-old with a criminal history of sexual offences was again arrested for breaching his conditions.Thorne, who has a history of reoffending, was the subject of a public disclosure notice issued by the Regina Police Service on Aug. 14. He was expected to reside in a residence that provides supervision and monitoring of his activities.However, police were notified Saturday night that Thorne was not in his residence, as required by the conditions of his release. He was unlawfully at large in the community for more than 24 hours until he was located and arrested.According to a press release, police said Thorne’s arrest was not the result of a new crime against a person or property.This is not the first time the Regina Police Service has issued a public warning about Thorne.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.A similar alert was sent out by police in May 2019. Thorne was arrested at his residence later that same month for breaching one of the conditions of his early release and was returned to closed custody.He was previously released into the neighbourhood in August 2018, but breached one of his non-sexual conditions a month later.In 2012, Thorne was released from custody to live in the Heritage neighbourhood, but was only briefly out of custody before he breached his conditions by not returning to his residence, and then turned himself in to police.In 2013, he was again living in Regina when he breached his long-term offender supervision order by buying a bottle of alcohol and guzzling it an alley — police were keeping close tabs on him and watched him doing it before arresting him. In October 2013, Thorne was sentenced to five years in prison for that breach, with the sentencing judge noting that alcohol and drug consumption is often at the heart of Thorne’s offending.In 2008, Thorne was the subject of a Canada-wide warrant when he failed to return to his residence. He was located and arrested a day later. read more

Marking World Post Day, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) has stressed that putting customers at the heart of its service and adjusting to rapid technological modernization remains the top priority of the postal services worldwide. “Modern information and communications technologies have created a new type of consumer, for whom delivering at the doorstep is not enough; they want service when and where they need it. The demand is for more flexible and personalized services,” stated UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein in a message for the Day, marked annually on 9 October. The UPU, a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established 142 years ago, serving as an example of globalization. Its main purpose was and remains to serve as a “means of creating a seamless network for communicating across borders, allowing the Post to deliver the world,” said Mr. Hussein. He added that innovations can sometimes be disruptive, yet, the Post’s main objective is to turn these challenges into opportunities and continue satisfying the customers’ needs. To achieve this goal, “the Post must continuously transform and find new ways to go beyond simply delivering to the customer’s doorstep.” The UPU has already begun the transformation process by establishing three specific goals for the 2017-2020 roadmap known as the Istanbul World Postal Strategy, that will provide a suitable platform and guide the industry above and beyond in the next four years. According to Mr. Hussein, the three main goals include: improving the interoperability of network infrastructure, ensuring sustainable and modern products, and fostering market and sector functioning. In this way, the industry’s business will continue to develop through innovation, integration and inclusion, an agenda contained within the UPU’s Vision 2020. The Director General added: “Above all, the industry has to identify new opportunities being brought about by customers’ daily needs and expectations in all facets of their lives,” which can be achieved by integrating postal networks internationally, regionally and nationally. In the meantime, Mr. Hussein said, UPU is adjusting to the changes in postal business by bringing together stakeholders and postal leaders to discuss new ways to satisfy customers’ needs. “We are determined to remain the trusted, reliable and affordable communication service provider for institutions, businesses and citizens of the world,” he added. Countries around the globe, since 1969, have celebrated World Post Day, declared by the UPU Congress in Tokyo. The Day is an opportunity for Posts to advertise new services and products. read more

University of Michigan officials deny multiple reports that the university fired head football coach Rich Rodriguez today after his third season with the program. “This is media speculation at this point,” Michigan officials told ESPN today. “The definitive voice on this matter is (Athletic Director) Dave Brandon and he has not, and will not, speak publicly until a final decision has been made.” Brandon told ESPN’s Desmond Howard that the university had not yet made a decision on the matter. Brandon met with Rodriguez for more than three hours this afternoon. These reports come on the heels of the Wolverine’s 52-14 loss to Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl on Saturday. Rodriguez described his mood as “disappointed and frustrated” in his postgame press conference Saturday, but said that he was confident that he and his staff had given their best effort to the university. “One thing I’m proud of the players and the staff is we have not cheated the University of Michigan a day of work,” Rodriguez said during the press conference. “I wouldn’t allow it and I wouldn’t let our staff allow it.” In his three seasons as Michigan’s coach, Rodriguez compiled a 15-22 record, including a school-record nine losses in his first season, 2008. The Wolverines never defeated rivals Ohio State and Michigan State under Rodriguez, and his teams went 6-18 in Big Ten play. In 2010, Michigan’s defense ranked 108th in the country in points against, giving up an average of 35.2 points per game. Rodriguez’s time as Michigan’s coach has seen plenty of controversy, including the transfers of quarterback Ryan Mallett and offensive lineman Justin Boren. Mallett is the starting quarterback for Arkansas, OSU’s Sugar Bowl opponent. After transferring, Boren said in a statement that Michigan’s “family values have eroded” under Rodriguez. Before the start of the 2010 season, Michigan was put on three years of probation after being found guilty of practice and training violations. The violations marked the first time the Michigan program had ever been put on probation. Potential replacements for Rodriguez include former Michigan quarterback and current Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh, former Michigan offensive lineman and current LSU coach Les Miles and San Diego State coach Brady Hoke, according to recent reports. read more

first_imgDuring a recent visit to China, Anne Lauvergeon, Chairman of AREVA, signed two agreements in the Hall of the National Assembly in the presence of Zhang Guobao, President of the National Energy Administration (NEA). These agreements reinforce AREVA’s strategic partnership with China and the Chinese electricity utility, CGNPC (China Guandong Nuclear Power Co). Under the terms of the first agreement, CGNPC and Chinese sovereign wealth funds will take a 49% stake in the equity of UraMin, a mining company currently wholly-owned by the AREVA group, which remains the operator of UraMin’s current and future projects. This agreement provides CGNPC with guaranteed access to more than half of the total production of UraMin, thus securing the marketing of UraMin’s future production. For its part, AREVA now benefits from additional means of financing the development of its activities.The second agreement concerns nuclear power plants. AREVA and CGNPC have decided to create a joint venture (held 55% by Chinese interests, 45% by AREVA) charged with the engineering and procurement of second and third generation power plants (CPR 1000, EPR). This organisation, initially dedicated to CGNPC’s projects in China, will subsequently be in a position to contribute to joint projects abroad.Zhang Guobao, Vice-President of the National Development and Reform Commission and President of the NEA said, “This event is a very important step for both these organisations in the field of nuclear cooperation. These two agreements enable the broadening and deepening of nuclear cooperation. It brings both parties into a new stage of cooperation.”Qian Zhimin, the Chairman of CGNPC stated: “These agreements are key for our company. One secures the supply of uranium for our nuclear power plants until 2022 and allows us to lean on a market leader whose industrial expertise and environmental, social and corporate standards are recognised worldwide. The other affirms our long term technological cooperation with AREVA in the joint development of nuclear power station projects.”For her part, Lauvergeon stated: “These two industrial agreements demonstrate the dynamic nature of our strategic partnership, which now exists for the very long term. It also illustrates the relevance of AREVA’s integrated model. The purchase of a Chinese stake in the capital of Uramin’s holding company leaves the organisation of the mining operations in each country unchanged, while securing an important sales channel. I also wish long life to the first joint engineering and nuclear services procurement company in China. It will enable the sharing and concentration of necessary competencies and resources for the construction of second and third generation nuclear power plants.”last_img read more

← Previous Story WCh 2013 friendlies: Hungary tie with Poland – Danish win over Tunisia Next Story → Juan Carlos Pastor leaves BM Valladolid after serving 18 years as head coach After recently signing Gabor Csazsar, Fahrudin Melic and Igor Vori, PSG don’t stop with trying to hire new players for the next season. The newest star that is connected with joining the club from France’s capital is Daniel Narcisse. Narcisse still hasn’t accepted the new contract to stay more at THW Kiel, and is likely to opt-out for PSG, something we will find out very soon regarding “Air France”s future.source: leparisien.fr Kielleparisiennarcisseparis sgPSGTHW Kiel read more

first_img https://jrnl.ie/4570075 But we have arrived at an important time when women feel they can and should relate their experiences, and men should pay attention. And I will.Flores, who was a state lawmaker at the time, had been running for the post of Nevada lieutenant governor when Biden appeared at a rally to offer support when Barack Obama’s number two.‘Disqualifying’ behaviorIn response to Biden’s statement, Flores said she was “glad he’s willing to listen” but added that his behavior should rule him out from seeking the Democratic nomination against a president who has himself faced multiple accusations of sexual harassment.“For me it’s disqualifying,” she told CNN.“Yes, of course I want him to change his behavior. And I want him to acknowledge this was wrong.I want this to be a bigger discussion about how there is no accountability structure within our political space either for instances in which women feel that there was inappropriate behavior or more serious instances.Biden has previously acknowledged that his “tactile” behavior could land him in trouble, especially in the #MeToo era which has already torpedoed the careers of several US politicians, including the former Democrat senator Al Franken.Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren, who are also running for president, both said Flores’ account should be regarded as credible while another Democratic candidate, former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, said it was “very disconcerting”.Asked if the allegations were disqualifying, Bernie Sanders – who is running second to Biden in the opinion polls among Democrat supporters – said it was a decision only Biden could make.“I’m not sure that one incident alone disqualifies anybody, but her point is absolutely right. This is an issue not just for Democrats or Republicans, but the entire country has got to take seriously,” he told broadcaster CBS.Biden has had a reputation in Washington for awkwardly touching the wives, mothers or daughters of senators during swearing-in ceremonies, and he came under criticism for massaging the shoulders of new Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s wife in 2015.White House advisor Kellyanne Conway claimed on Fox News that Biden had a “a big problem”, adding that there was multiple footage of him behaving in a “creepy” way.Donald Trump himself suffered a major embarrassment during the 2016 campaign when an old recording of him bragging about assaulting women was made public although he has since disputed whether it was actually his voice.- © AFP 2019 39 Comments Sunday 31 Mar 2019, 6:56 PM 25,210 Views Mar 31st 2019, 6:56 PM By AFP Share3 Tweet Email1 Image: Frank Franklin II/AP/Press Association Images Former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards earlier this week. Joe Biden defends himself after being accused of inappropriate behaviour by female politician Biden’s defence comes amid a growing row about a kiss on the campaign trail FORMER US VICE president Joe Biden has said he has never acted inappropriately towards women.Biden’s defence comes amid a growing row about a kiss on the campaign trail which has cast a shadow over his expected run for the White House.The 76-year-old Biden is the clear favorite to win the Democratic nomination to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, even though he has yet to declare his candidacy.But several of his rivals have now weighed in on the allegations from a former state lawmaker who has recalled being “mortified” when Biden planted a “big, slow kiss” on the back of her head on the sidelines of a rally in Nevada five years ago.The New York Post yesterday ran a gallery of photographs of Biden’s “most touchy-feely moments”, embracing and kissing women at public events over the years.His 39-year-old accuser Lucy Flores said in a new television interview that Biden’s behavior meant he should not run for president shortly after Biden released a statement trying to quell the storm.“In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort,” he said in his statement released by his spokesman on Twitter.“And not once – never – did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested that I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention.“I may not recall these moments the same way, and I may be surprised at what I hear. Short URL Former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards earlier this week. Image: Frank Franklin II/AP/Press Association Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgJohnson says he would ‘rather be dead in a ditch’ than seek another Brexit extension The UK Prime Minister said a general election is the ‘only way to get things moving’ on Brexit in a speech today. Short URL Boris Johnson using police as props to give a weird, rambling speech on Brexit. Does he realise this makes him look anything other than strong? I can’t remember a Prime Minister who looked this weak so soon after taking office. pic.twitter.com/RLfww3nWzM— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) September 5, 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article UK PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson has said that a general election is the only route out of the current Brexit impasse.During an extraordinary press conference, following a speech to police cadets in Yorkshire this afternoon, the Prime Minister reiterated that he will take the UK out of the European Union on 31 October, saying that he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than seek another Brexit extension from the EU. Source: PA Wire/PA Images“It achieves absolutely nothing. What on earth is the point of further delay,” he added.The comments come after the House of Commons rejected the government’s plan for a snap general election last night.Johnson said that the British public must be given the opportunity to decide the fate of Brexit with an election on 15 October and the people must choose between sending him or Jeremy Corbyn to the EU council meeting two days later.“I don’t want an election at all … But frankly I don’t see any other way,” he said. “It’s the only way to get this thing moving.”Johnson also faced repeated questions from reporters about his brother Jo’s resignation from politics, which was announced earlier today.“Jo doesn’t agree with me about the European Union because obviously it’s an issue that, obviously, divides families and divides everybody,” he said.“But what I think Jo would agree is that we need to get on and sort this thing out.” Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesDuring the speech one of the police officers standing behind Johnson stood down. Reports in UK media suggest she was ill. Johnson expressed concern for her well being before winding up the press conference.Johnson making the speech against the backdrop of the police cadets has drawn criticism from political opponents, including Diane Abbott and Yvette Cooper, who labelled it an “abuse of power”.“Does he realise this makes him look anything other than strong? I can’t remember a Prime Minister who looked this weak so soon after taking office,” Labour MP David Lammy said. Sep 5th 2019, 5:48 PM Source: David Lammy/Twitter 50 Comments Share46 Tweet Email As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: https://jrnl.ie/4797317 In the aftermath of the remarkable press conference Northern Ireland minister, Nick Hurd, resigned citing the “ongoing division” over Brexit and a desire to spend more time with his two youngest children.“I now feel that it is time for me to make a change and embrace a new challenge. After a very great deal of thought, I have decided not to stand again as a candidate at the next general election,” he said. 27,671 Views By Ceimin Burke Thursday 5 Sep 2019, 5:48 PMlast_img read more

first_imgA rise in car break-ins in Manningham, Victoria has prompted police to warn motorists to look and lock before leaving their cars.Since the start of July last year, 165 cars have been broken into in Manningham, a rise of 23 per cent compared to the same period in 2010.Doncaster detective Sgt Doug Beare said thieves took advantage of the warmer weather, and people leaving car windows open, targeting car parks at parks and swimming spots.Sgt Beare suggested if people had to bring valuables, to leave them in the vehicle’s boot.“Also don’t give [thieves] any more reason to choose your car, park in well-lit areas and near other cars.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Dec 2015 – There is Tag Rugby action this weekend at the Meridian Field in Provo. As the first school year winds down, the Rugby Federation is gearing up for the inter-school contest from 9am this Saturday for the Primary Schools and Secondary Schools are to see their matches get started by 11am. Wahoos over the Jolly Ranchers in TCI tag rugby Related Items:meriidian field, tag rugby, tci rugby Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

first_imgJust 4% of financial advisers believe the state pension will continue in its present form over the next 30 years, according to research by pension provider Aegon UK.Its survey of 208 financial advisers found that almost half (49%) of respondents that think there will be changes to the current system believe the government will raise the state pension age further.The research also found:96% of respondents think the state pension will change from its proposed form.Of those who believe there will be changes, 39% think the system will revert back to means testing.Two-fifths (41%) expect the state pension to become less generous and move away from the triple lock.The single-tier state pension reforms will provide a flat rate pension for those reaching the state pension retirement age from April 2016.Calculations by Aegon UK suggest that the cost of purchasing a state pension at retirement, based on the new single-tier pension of £151.25 a week, is £280,000 for a man and £273,000 for a woman.Duncan Jarrett (pictured), managing director, retail at Aegon UK, said: “The state pension is a financial lifeline for millions of pensioners in the UK, so it’s concerning to see such a resounding number of financial advisers foresee more uncertainty on the horizon. People need confidence in what to expect to receive from the state, so we can’t afford cliff-edge moves to means testing, or sudden increases to the state pension age.“We need to get better as an industry at highlighting to individuals how much they are due to receive, so they can then work out how much private pension they need to make up the gap between this and their aspirational income in retirement.”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time/Part-Time Overnight Baker at Panera BreadPart-Time Sales Associate & Cashier at Dunkin DonutsPart-Time Host & Server at Rocco’s Restaurant & BarPart-Time Dishwasher/Food Prep at Rocco’s Restaurant & BarFull-Time Merchandiser at Frito LayFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Sample Coordinator at Charles River LabsFull-Time Purchasing & Project Management Assistant/Receptionist at NER Construction ManagementPart-Time Nanny For 1 Wilmington ChildFull-Time CNC Lathe Machinist at United Tool & Machine Corp.(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

first_imgMP AmanurThe trial proceedings of a murder case, filed against Tangail-3 MP Amanur Rahman Khan, is yet to start as the lawmaker has been falling sick just before the trial for the last one year.Nahar Ahmed, wife of a killed Awami League leader Faruq Ahmed, filed the case with Tangail sadar police station against unknown persons three days after the bullet-hit body of Faruq Ahmed was recovered in front of his Collegepara residence of the district town on 18 January in 2013.MP Amanur Rahman Khan remained fugitive for two years after his name came up in the police investigation of the case.On 18 September in 2016, Amanur surrendered to the additional district and sessions judge court of Tangail, the trial court, and sought bail.The court however, denied the bail and sent him to Kashimpur central jail in Gazipur. Since then, he has skipped the court dates for eight times showing “medical certificates” of his sickness.The list of diseases includes chest and hip pain, piles, high blood pressure and some other.Quoting the prison doctors, the jail authorities have been informing the court for the past one year that MP Amanur Rahman is not in a condition to travel.Plaintiff’s lawyer S Akbar Khan, however, said this as an excuse. “Amanur has been collecting certificates using his influence to delay the trial proceedings.”“High Court has ordered to finish the trial of this case within six months but six months have already passed. It is not being possible to begin the trial as [the accused] Amanur is not being produced before the court. We will inform this to the High Court,” Akbar Khan added.The first date for the hearing had been fixed for 9 November last year, but the day before that Amanur was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Medical University reportedly with chest pains. Again in 8 February he was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with high complaints of blood pressure, chest pains and back aches. He was almost three months in cabin there. He was transferred to hospital after a report appeared in Prothom Alo on 9 May says, “Amanur MP doing his politics from hospital!”In April a High Court bench granted Amanur bail,  but a bench comprising chief justice SK Sinha, justice Hasan Faiz Siddiqui and justice Mirza Hossain Haider suspended the bail and ordered the lower court to complete the hearing within six months.*The article originally published in Prothom Alo print edition is rewritten in English by Shameem Rezalast_img read more

first_imgOf the big three forms of entertainment we all use, music went digital first, and now video and games are slowly making the move too. Gamers know it, game publishers know it, and retailers are beginning to realize it.GameStop has decided to react and try and secure its future in the digital space by acquiring the Impulse digital games download service from Stardock as well as streaming tech company Spawn Labs.Although it’s nowhere near as popular as Valve’s Steam service, Impulse does already hold a 10% share of the digital games market. Just as importantly for GameStop, it is already live and making money so the retailer has a platform it can build on with little development investment required.Spawn Labs offers a different view on digital games. The company’s focus is on streaming and virtualization technology. GameStop states that Spawn is working on a solution for playing games on any Internet-enabled device, suggesting OnLive may be getting a new rival in the future branded with the GameStop name.The two acquisitions combined should allow GameStop to offer games across the board through its shops, through the mail from its online store, and now via digital distribution, and eventually game streaming too.Read more at the GameStop press release, via Gamesindustry.bizMatthew’s OpinionThese are both intelligent buys for GameStop for the future. Impulse is an already established service that GameStop can throw some money at and help it grow beyond that 10% market share. It needs to be a brand as recognized as Steam if it intends to compete.As for Spawn Labs, that’s certainly a forward-looking acquisition, and one that’s probably been spurned by the good press OnLive has been getting. GameStop knows that relying on boxed-copy game sales isn’t going to bring in the same level of profits indefinitely, and whose to say future consoles will even have a disc slot in them? So creating a digital platform now makes a lot of sense.Whether both acquisitions pan out for the company depends on how GameStop handles the companies. Impulse needs a more hands-on approach and the experience GameStop brings from selling games for years. Spawn Labs looks like it should be left alone to get on with the tech for the time being.last_img read more

first_img Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. April 12, 2017 As a busy CEO and founder, I receive hundreds of emails every day and send around 50 myself. Yet at the end of the day, my inbox is empty. I follow a principle called Inbox Zero. No, I don’t have an assistant managing my emails. And no, Inbox Zero is not just a dream — it can be done.Why should you keep your email inbox empty? The benefits are many:You won’t miss an important email again when you use the Inbox Zero method.You won’t leave people hanging because you’ll respond to each email in a timely manner.You won’t become a bottleneck in your organization. You won’t feel stressed about thousands of emails in your inbox.You respect others by responding to them promptly.You’re able to feel great knowing that you have nothing else to do so you can get on with more creative, fulfilling tasks.Here’s a list of my email habits that made this possible. I basically use the traditional Inbox Zero approach and add a slight twist.Start with almost any email provider.This guide assumes you are using Gmail, but the same rules may be adapted to any email client as long as they have similar features to Gmail’s “Send and Archive” and “Auto-advance” functionality.  I know a number of people who keep every email they receive in their inbox. Their inbox looks like a Twitter stream. This is not a dependable system. You might be reviewing your list and then something comes up, such as a phone call or a meeting. At that point, you’re likely to lose track of your progress, which leaves you with two options: Review all recent emails for the day one by one or just go with the flow. The former can be too time consuming. The latter is the reason why many people I know will also let many emails go unanswered or completely forget to do important tasks. Not because they are rude or disorganized, but because they have bad email habits.Related: 5 Bad Email Habits That Waste Your TimeOne horror story that comes to mind is a former co-worker that simply let every email pile up in his inbox. And this inbox had thousands of email in it, and 150 new emails arriving every day. Few were read, and a handful were actually responded to. If he wanted to find any email, he would scroll through this massive inbox and do a quick read of all of the subject lines. Finding needles in haystacks was easier.Here are seven important steps to achieve Inbox Zero:1. Start with zero.If you are just starting out with Inbox Zero, the first step is to declare email bankruptcy. Archive every email in your inbox. I realize this is blasphemous in many companies, however you need to start with an empty inbox. This guide will not help you if you have 10,000 emails in your inbox. Just zero it out and start fresh.2. Process emails strictly in the same order.This step requires discipline. When you process your emails, start with the oldest message and work your way to the most recent.  Do not skip any email! Never look at your complete email list and, even worse, pick one from it.  To accomplish this, change your Gmail “Auto-advance” settings so that when you archive or reply, it shows the next email instead of going back to the email list.Next, enable the “Send and Archive” button on your email replies.Why start with the oldest entries? When you start with the newest emails, you might get stuck in a reply treadmill with other people who answer emails quickly. You don’t want to get into a loop where you constantly reply to the most recent emails and people reply back at you. You are basically chatting at this point and your email productivity will go down the drain. When that happens, you might waste hours while your oldest messages go completely untouched.Do not use email like a chat app. Do not get into chats with your friends or colleagues in your email inbox. The most recent email should be answered only after your inbox is completely processed. If you need to chat, use a tool like Slack. Or, pick up the phone and talk. Email is not the place for it.Related: There’s a Time for Email and a Time for Slack. How to Know the Difference.Unfortunately, Gmail does not have a method to sort emails from oldest to newest. My solution: When I open my emails, I find the oldest post in my inbox, click on it and start processing emails one by one. Since my inbox is set up to advance to the next post, I end up processing emails in the same order that emails are received.3. Reply or archive.The first rule of Inbox Zero is your email inbox is not a storage place. All emails in your inbox should be processed right away. Either by replying or by archiving.What about things that will take a long time? Some things may require waiting for a few hours or a few days, or you might be waiting on an answer from someone. In such cases, move the task to a separate to-do list. If the email contents are required for the task, just copy the subject of the email to your to-do list, so you can easily copy it back again and search for the exact email in your email archive to process it.4. Just do it, now.If an email requires an action that will take a few minutes, just do it right now. Do not copy it to a to-do list. Do not keep it in your inbox. Just do it. If you need to make a payment, just do it right now. If you need to send feedback to a colleague, do it right away. Processing a list in a strict order is a great way to solve procrastination.Sometimes when I know I am procrastinating on a task, I will send myself an email. This forces me to complete that task since I am very strict about maintaining Inbox Zero.  5. Use keyboard shortcuts.While processing emails, my hand is usually on top of the “E” key on the keyboard, which archives the entries in Gmail. If I decide to reply to a thread, I click on the “R” key instead. I will occasionally use the “F” key to forward emails. Those are the only Gmail shortcuts I use. I don’t think you need to know any other shortcuts. You can always use your mouse for all other actions. But these three keyboard shortcuts will help you keep your email processing much smoother.6. Use email filters.If there are emails that you do not read, either unsubscribe from them or use automated email filters to archive them automatically. Depending on the amount of email you receive, this can potentially save you hours.7. Once you reach zero, close your emails.While trying to do any creative work, you should avoid looking at your email. So, process your emails, empty your inbox, and most importantly — close the email app. Move onto critical work with the knowledge that you do not have to worry about your emails for a while.Disable any email notifications that pop up when you receive a new message. They can become very distracting and will drain your productivity, attention span, and energy all day long.Related: Your Day Is Interrupted Every 11 Minutes. How to Manage Those Distractions.You can always open your emails a few hours later, process your inbox again, then go back to more fulfilling work. The goal is to condition yourself to stop worrying about emails all day long. You should be controlling your inbox, not the other way around.Keep it productive. Keep it sane. And, most importantly, keep it zero. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals have lost several key pieces to their defense from last season — most recently, defensive end Darnell Dockett to an ACL tear during Monday’s practice. But linebacker and 13-year NFL veteran Larry Foote, who signed with the Cardinals in May, said this year’s defensive unit remains a formidable one.Specifically, Foote said the Cardinals’ much-hyped secondary has been as good as advertised during training camp, and it will allow the defense to compensate for Dockett’s loss. “I like what we’ve got. We’ve got a lot of guys who can cover, and when you have that, you can be flexible with the play-calling,” said Foote, who spent 11 of his first 12 NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.“(Rookie safety Deone) Bucannon is playing next to me a lot on third down. That’s the type of rookie you want — somebody who likes violence, likes contact… He’s going to be a player in this league.”Foote said the defense is “still confident” minus Dockett, but there’s no doubt that his loss is a major blow.“There’s not one man that can fill his shoes, especially as a leadership role, but everybody picks their game up when you lose a guy like that. Corners have got to pick it up, safeties — everybody on the team — and we’ve got enough talent to fill in the gap.” 0 Comments   Share   center_img Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more