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British PM Trudeau say CanadaEU trade deal a basis for new bilateral

first_imgOTTAWA – Those feeling anxious about the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the rest of the world could use a little predictability, and both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May say Canada can help.The two countries are working towards a new bilateral free trade deal to take effect after the U.K. achieves its so-called Brexit from the European Union, the two world leaders revealed Monday after a morning of meetings in Ottawa.What’s more, they said, the template for that deal would be the long-heralded Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, or CETA, between Canada and the EU that comes largely into effect this week.“There is no question that CETA, which eliminates well over 90 per cent of all barriers to trade between Canada and the European Union … will make an excellent basis for ensuring a smooth transition in a post-Brexit world,” Trudeau told a joint news conference.“After that, there will obviously be opportunities for us to look at particular details that could be improved upon for the specific needs and opportunities in the bilateral relationship between the U.K. and Canada.“But as a strong basis for a smooth transition, CETA is perfectly designed, and will be able to ensure — for investors, for companies and for workers and consumers — a smooth transition.”The British prime minister agreed that using the Canada-EU agreement as the basis for a forthcoming new bilateral deal makes sense for everyone.“We want to ensure that for businesses and individuals, that there is as smooth a changeover, when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, as possible; we want to see as little disruption to economies and to people’s lives,” said May.“That’s why we believe it makes sense to take the trade agreement — which the U.K. is part of, it’s part of the European Union — with Canada, and say that that is the basis at that point at which we leave for a bilateral relationship with the U.K. and Canada.”May said she has already discussed the approach with the European Union.The Canada-EU trade deal took seven years to come together — including some tense eleventh-hour negotiations with Wallonia, a tiny region of Belgium that ended up holding a deal-killing veto over the pact — but Trudeau suggested things would move more quickly this time.“Within the European Union, the U.K. is the largest trading partner that Canada has, so the U.K. was deeply involved throughout those negotiations towards CETA, obviously, over the past seven years,” Trudeau said.“It will form the basis for the way we move forward in a post-Brexit Europe.”May also spoke of working “swiftly.”The U.K. is Canada’s fifth-largest merchandise trade partner, amounting to more than $25.3 billion in both directions last year.The trade deal, however, was not the only headline-making development out of May’s first official visit with Trudeau, who took the opportunity to ramp up his government’s fight with U.S. aerospace giant Boeing.The Liberal government, Trudeau said, won’t do business with a company he accuses of attacking the domestic aerospace industry and trying to put people out of work.Boeing launched a trade dispute with Montreal-based rival Bombardier earlier this year.May also has a stake in the dispute, as Bombardier has a factory in Northern Ireland.The two leaders met Monday ahead of Trudeau’s trip to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly, where May will also be speaking this week, including on ways to curb the use of the Internet by terrorists.— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitterlast_img read more

Trans Mountain pipeline wont cause tension with Notley at meeting Horgan

first_imgLANGFORD, B.C. – The premiers of British Columbia and Alberta will join their counterparts from Western Canada and the North at meetings next week in Yellowknife, but John Horgan doesn’t expect any drama over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.Horgan acknowledges he and Alberta’s Rachel Notley have differences on the pipeline, but he said Friday they are in agreement on a number of other matters and have been friends for 20 years.The ongoing tensions over the Trans Mountain project should not spill over into the expected major focus of the gathering, which is the development of a national pharmacare program, Horgan said. The provinces have always led the way on cost savings for prescription drugs and B.C. wants to be at the forefront of the issue, he added.“The federal government now wants to talk about a national program,” Horgan said. “We’re excited about that, but we don’t want to be pushed aside after all the work we’ve done here in B.C. at the provincial level and to have the federal government come in and tell us where and how and what we should be doing.”He said B.C. wants to ensure the provinces continue to play a leading role in the development of pharmacare.Horgan said he and Notley only disagree on the Trans Mountain project, otherwise their views “are lockstep.”On Thursday, B.C. announced plans to launch a lawsuit over new Alberta legislation that could restrict fuel exports to the West Coast.B.C. Attorney General David Eby said his province will ask the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta to declare the legislation unconstitutional on the grounds that one province cannot punish another.Notley said Thursday that Alberta is confident it has the authority to control the export of its own resources and she believes the new law will withstand a legal challenge, adding her province must safeguard its interests.Plans to triple capacity along Kinder Morgan’s existing Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby have pitted Alberta and the federal government against B.C.’s government, which says it fears the impact a spill would have on the province’s environment and economy.“I believe, largely, the issue is around transporting diluted bitumen, whether it is by rail or by pipeline,” said Horgan. “I believe the risk of a diluted bitumen spill to our environment, to our economy, is too great. I’ve made that abundantly clear. I don’t think there’ll be any surprises next week.”B.C. filed a reference case in the province’s Court of Appeal last month to determine if it has jurisdiction to regulate heavy oil shipments. It also joined two other lawsuits launched by Indigenous groups opposed to the $7.4-billion project.Kinder Morgan has ceased all non-essential spending on the project until it receives assurances it can proceed without delays, setting a May 31 deadline on getting those guarantees.Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Wednesday the federal government is prepared to offer an “indemnity” to help ease the political risks for any investors to ensure the pipeline expansion can proceed.(Companies in this story: TSX:KML)last_img read more

Day after India China reveals auto sales slide worsened in Feb

first_imgBeijing: The downturn in China’s auto market worsened in January and February as an economic slowdown and a tariff fight with the US chilled demand in the industry’s biggest global market. Sales of SUVs, minivans and sedans plunged 17.5 per cent from a year earlier to 3.2 million SUVs, minivans and sedans in the first two months of 2019, according to an industry group, the China Association of Auto Manufacturers. Total vehicle sales, including trucks and buses, fell 15 per cent to 3.8 million units. The drop in sales of passenger cars in January was 15 per cent. Economists and industrial analysts often combine the first two months of the year when looking at consumer activity to screen out the effect of the Lunar New Year holiday, when factories close for up to two weeks and commercial activity falls. Chinese consumers are putting off big purchases amid an economic downturn that saw growth last year fall to a three-decade low of 6.6 per cent. Trade tension with Washington is fuelling consumer jitters. The auto slump is squeezing revenue for global and Chinese automakers that are spending heavily to meet government targets to develop electric vehicles. Last year’s auto sales suffered their first decline in nearly three decades, calling 4.1 per cent from 2017 year to 23.7 million. The downturn has prompted suggestions Beijing will cut sales taxes or offer other incentives. Sales by Chinese brands fell 23 per cent to 1.3 million units in January and February, according to CAAM. Market share for Chinese brands shrank by 3 per cent compared with the same time last year to 41.8 per cent. Growth in sales of pure-electric and hybrid vehicles, which Beijing is promoting with subsidies, rose 98.9 per cent over a year ago to 148,000 units. Sales of SUVs, usually a bright spot for the industry, contracted 18.6 per cent to 141,000.last_img read more

Actress Monique Coleman named first UN Youth Champion

At a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York, Ms. Coleman was presented with a letter of recognition of her new role by Assistant Secretary-General Jomo Kwame Sundaram of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. In presenting the letter, Mr. Sundaram said Ms. Coleman will work “to raise awareness about the challenges young people face and will highlight the positive contribution they make to their communities.”Ms. Coleman said that receiving the designation of Youth Champion was “beyond an honour” and that she would use her new position to promote global efforts to achieve the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which have a 2015 deadline, with a special emphasis on the empowerment of youth. “It is extremely important that they are aware of the Millennium Development Goals and what they mean specifically to them,” she said during a news conference. Ms. Coleman hopes that she can help young people to achieve the MDGs by encouraging them to speak out and voice their concerns. She will do so through Facebook, Twitter and through streaming her “Gimme Mo’” online talk show, which is aimed at young people. Youth, defined by the UN as people between the ages of 15 to 24, represent 18 per cent of the world’s population, or 1.2 billion people.“I believe that the youth aren’t just our future, they are the present, and with 85 per cent of youth currently residing in the developing world, it is our global responsibility to access that untapped potential,” Ms. Coleman said. Although she said that youth in the developed and developing worlds have different priorities, she also thinks their aims might be closer than the economic and geographic distance might imply. “I think ultimately youth all over the world have the same goal and intention, which is to find purpose in their lives.”Building those links between young people is part of Ms. Coleman’s job in line with the theme of the UN International Year of Youth, which is Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, calling for bridge-building between generations and across cultures, religions and civilizations.The International Year was launched on 12 August and runs through 11 August 2011, and among its aims is to advance the participation of young people on global, regional and national issues that affect them. 16 November 2010United States actress Monique Coleman, best known for playing Taylor McKessie in the “High School Musical” movies, was today appointed the first ever ‘Youth Champion’ by the United Nations to raise awareness about the challenges facing young people. read more

CN Rail hikes dividend as it eyes years of doubledigit annual growth

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. is raising its quarterly dividend 10 per cent as it anticipates annual double-digit earnings growth for the next five years.The country’s largest railway says it will pay 45.5 cents per common share on March 29, to shareholders of record on March 8.The Montreal-based railway said Tuesday it is aiming to reach $5.25 to $5.40 per share in adjusted earnings in 2018, up from $4.99 per share in 2017.President and CEO Luc Jobin said strong consumer confidence and good economic growth in North America will further expand volumes beyond last year’s record high.“We remain confident in our ability to deliver for our valued customers, while positioning CN for long-term success,” he said during a conference call.CN Rail said its 2017 profits surged 51 per cent to nearly $5.5 billion as it was helped by lower U.S. taxes.During the fourth quarter, the railway earned $2.61 billion or $3.48 per share. That compared to $1.1 billion or $1.32 per share a year earlier.Excluding a $1.76 billion deferred income tax recovery, profits decreased six per cent to $897 million or $1.20 per share.Revenues increased two per cent in the quarter ending Dec. 31 to $3.28 billion.The fourth-quarter results missed expectations as cold winter weather across its network slowed train speeds.Chief operating officer Michael Cory said high volumes and cold weather hurt train fluidity in the fourth quarter.“This harsher winter, coupled with higher volumes in certain segments of our network, has had a greater impact on overall velocity and productivity than we have seen in the previous three years,” he told analysts.He said volume was helped by a doubling of frac sand and double-digit increases in crude oil, intermodal, automotive and fertilizers.The railway has been hiring staff and expects to have 400 more conductors available in the first quarter.It plans to spend a record $3.2 billion in 2018, including $700 million for the acquisition of 60 new locomotives, track infrastructure expansion and intermodal terminal improvements.Track infrastructure maintenance will get $1.6 billion and about $400 million for the installation of positive train control in the United States.Daniel Sherman of Edward Jones said the railway’s focus on growth over cutting costs makes it a good long-term investment.“CN is focusing on its value proposition and how it fits into the supply chain of its customers, expanding capacity where it has an advantage and using new technology to better position itself for future business,” he wrote in a report.For the full year, revenues were up eight per cent to $13 billion.Adjusted profits were up six per cent to $3.8 billion or $4.99 per share. read more

Security Council urged to prevent uncontrollable escalation in Syria

“Recent developments carry more than ever before the dangers that the Secretary-General has warned about,” Staffan de Mistura, the UN Special Envoy for Syria, told an emergency meeting of the Security Council.“[Dangers] of different Middle East fault lines completely crossing each other and interconnected, of conflicting interests – of both global and regional powers, and forms of escalation that can have absolutely devastating consequences that is difficult for us to even imagine.”In sounding the alarm, Mr. de Mistura reiterated that is it the first time since his appointment (in July 2014), that he has issued such a warning.“The Council cannot allow a situation of uncontrollable escalation to develop in Syria, on any front,” he said.Amid deadly attacks and heightened human suffering across the war-torn country, the first priority must be to protect civilians, underlined Mr. de Mistura, calling on all sides to respect international law and ensure humanitarian access to all people in need.He also called for complete respect for Security Council resolution 2401, in which the body demanded an immediate cease in hostilities, and conditions that enable humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations of those in need.The Security Council’s emergency meeting was convened amid sharp deterioration in the situation in the war-torn country with reports of dozens killed in an alleged chemical weapons attack, as well as heightened conflict across Syria.Also briefing the Council today, Thomas Markram, the Deputy High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, said that the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – which monitors implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and works to rid the world of such weapons – is gathering information on the alleged incidents over the weekend and will report its  findings on this alleged attack.“There is, sadly, little to be said today that has not already been said. The use of chemical weapons is unjustifiable. Those responsible must be held to account,” he underscored.“The use of chemical weapons cannot become the status quo, nor can we continue to fail the victims of such weapons,” he added. read more

Ohio States JT Barrett finishes 5th in Heisman Trophy voting Oregons Marcus

Ohio State redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting after a record-setting season as the Buckeyes’ starter.Barrett — who fractured his ankle in OSU’s regular season finale against Michigan — led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record as a starter and set school records for total touchdowns, total yards and passing touchdowns in a season. His 45 total touchdowns also set a new Big Ten single-season record, breaking the mark previously held by current New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.The Wichita Falls, Texas, native finished behind Heisman winner and Oregon redshirt-junior quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama junior wide receiver Amari Cooper, Wisconsin redshirt-junior running back Melvin Gordon and Texas Christian University redshirt-junior quarterback Trevone Boykin on the final ballot.Barrett didn’t receive any first-place votes, but registered 19 second place votes and 40 third-place nods for 78 total points. Mariota received 788 first-place votes, giving him 2,534 total points and the trophy.A Buckeye quarterback has now finished in the top 10 in Heisman voting for three straight seasons, and in the top five in two of the past three years. Senior quarterback Braxton Miller was fifth in 2012 and finished ninth last season.Six OSU players have won the Heisman, while the program has registered seven total trophies. Former Buckeye Archie Griffin won the award in both 1974 and 1975, making him the only two-time Heisman recipient. OSU’s most recent Heisman winner is Troy Smith, who picked up the award in 2006 after setting a then-school record with 30 touchdown passes in a season. That record stood until Barrett broke it this season.Barrett replaced Miller as OSU’s starter less than two weeks before the season opener when Miller tore the labrum in his throwing shoulder.In his 12 games as the starter, Barrett totaled 2,834 passing yards with 34 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while adding another 938 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.When he fractured his ankle against the Wolverines, the Rider High School product was replaced by redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones.Jones went on to lead the Buckeyes to a 59-0 thrashing of then-No. 13 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game, boosting OSU into the first-ever College Football Playoff.Without the services of Barrett, Jones and the Buckeyes are set to take on Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on New Years Day in a playoff semifinal matchup. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. in New Orleans.Heisman top 10:MariotaGordonCooperBoykinBarrettJameis Winston, redshirt-sophomore quarterback, Florida StateTevin Coleman, junior running back, IndianaDak Prescott, redshirt-junior quarterback, Mississippi StateScooby Wright III, sophomore linebacker, ArizonaBryce Petty, redshirt-senior quarterback, Baylor read more

The Burning Question Christmas Day Brussels sprouts yay or nay

first_img Poll Results: I will be guilted into taking some and may eat one. (859) Yes. They’re a delicious tradition. (788) No. I would rather eat from the bin. (2136) WE KNOW HOW you feel. It’s Monday, you have the whole week looming ahead, and you have a lot on your plate.So do like we do here in TheJournal.ie HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.Possibly.(krgjumper/Flickr/Creative Commons)This week: For some they’re a Christmas tradition, for others they’re the Grinch-y vegetable that steals the taste of Christmas dinner.Some look forward all year for a time to eat small balls of cabbage without fear of judgement and others think about feeding them to the dog, stopping only because they feel it’s too cruel.But despite the antipathy they raise, Brussels sprouts are a staple of the Irish Christmas diet and the festive period marks their busiest sales period.So the question: Will you be eating Brussels sprouts this Christmas Day?center_img I’ll push them around the plate before dumping them. (377) I will only eat sprouts. Because I only eat sprouts. Ever. (204) Yes. They’re a delicious tradition.No. I would rather eat from the bin.I will be guilted into taking some and may eat one.I’ll push them around the plate before dumping them.I will only eat sprouts. Because I only eat sprouts. Ever.Votelast_img read more

Les images de lespace qui ont marqué la semaine

first_imgLes images de l’espace qui ont marqué la semaineRetrouvez sur Maxisciences les images de l’espace les plus remarquables publiées cette semaine.Entre les étoiles, les galaxies, les engins spatiaux ou encore notre planète bleue, les phénomènes à immortaliser ne manquent dans l’espace. Certains télescopes les observent en continu et permettent d’obtenir de fascinants clichés.Parmi ceux publiés sur Internet cette semaine, découvrez la magnifique nébuleuse du Lagon en gaz, poussières et étoiles, une nouvelle image prise par la sonde Mars Express dévoilant le fossé martien Nili, et un berceau d’étoiles dans la galaxie NGC 4214.Cliquez ci-dessous pour visualiser ces photographies étonnantes :https://www.maxisciences.com/espace/espace-les-photos-de-la-semaine_art14585.html Le 13 mai 2011 à 20:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Part-Time Recreation Assistant at CareOneFull-Time Employee Relations Specialist at UniFirstFull-Time Delivery Driver at J. Polep Distribution ServicesFull-Time Customer Service Representative at SpeedwayPart-Time Customer Service Representative at SpeedwayPart-Time Summer Intern at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time “Athlete” at Olympia SportsFull-Time Banker at People’s United BankFull-Time Installer at SunRunPart-Time Package Handler at UPS(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: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Wrangell mourns victims of Fridays plane crash

first_imgNational Transportation Safety Board investigators have begun the work of determining why a Wrangell plane crashed Friday morning on Admiralty Island.Download AudioRescuers work at the site of a crashed small plane on Admiralty Island on Friday. (Photo courtesy Sitka Mountain Rescue)Three people died and a fourth was badly injured when the Cessna 206 hit the 2,200-foot elevation about 20 miles southeast of Angoon.Alaska State Troopers identified the victims as 60-year-old David Galla, 61-year-old Greg Scheff and 57-year-old Thomas Siekawitch, all of Wrangell.The fourth person on board was 21-year-old Morgan Enright, who is from Ketchikan. She was rescued and medevaced to Seattle.As of Monday afternoon, she remained in critical condition at the Harborview Medical Center’s intensive care unit.Safety Board Investigator Shaun Williams says a preliminary report will be issued in five to 10 days. But a final determination of cause could take around a year.“All wreckage has been recovered,” said Williams. “It is in Juneau in a hangar and we are actually conducting a detailed wreckage layout examination at this time.”He says representatives of the frame, engine and propeller manufacturers will help with the investigation. He says the plane was relatively intact at the crash site and was removed in three pieces by helicopter.Meanwhile, Wrangell residents are mourning the loss of three members of their 2,400-person town.Jeff Jabush is the Southeast Alaska community’s borough manager“Everybody just knows everybody, it seems like,” Jabush said. “And it is hard when something bad happens to people, because everybody is involved in the whole thing.”He says community members are pitching in to help families of the victims.Jabush knew all three people killed in the crash.He says Galla was a longtime pilot who also served on a local electrical commission board. Scheff was a surveyor who worked around Southeast Alaska. Siekawitch worked for Scheff’s business.Wrangell medical provider Alaska Island Community Services is offering assistance to community members.The crashed plane was flying from Wrangell to Angoon. It’s owned by Wrangell’s Sunrise Aviation. Galla, the pilot, was one of the owners.last_img read more

The future for polar bears and other arctic marine mammals

first_img (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) (Graphic courtesy Steven Amstrup & Peppermint Narwhal) A Reminder On International Polar Bear Day (Huffington Post) (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) (Graphic courtesy Steven Amstrup & Peppermint Narwhal) Sea Ice, Nature, And The Trump Budget (Huffington Post) (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) 1980 and 2012 September Sea ice extent. Graph showing the approximately 13% per decade decline in summer sea ice extent. (Graphic by the National Snow and Ice Data Center)Polar bears need sea ice to survive. Scientist Steven Amstrup has devoted his career to polar bear research and is definitive in calling for global action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions such as those outlined in the Paris climate accord. The U.S. is no longer party to the agreement. So now what?(Image courtesy NASA)(Image courtesy NASA)center_img (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) (Graphic courtesy Steven Amstrup & Peppermint Narwhal) (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) LISTEN HEREHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Steven Amstrup, chief scientist, Polar Bears InternationalStatewide callers Additional Resources: (Courtesy Flavio Lehner/National Center for Atmospheric Research) Churchill’s Polar Bears Are Finally Back On The Ice—And They’re Sending A Christmas Message (Huffington Post) Participate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more

Swinging to Sufism

Remember the song Khwaja Mere Khwaja from the film Jodha Akbar? More than the lyrics what realy appealed was the choreography used in it. Grabbing eyeballs instantly, the dance reflected divine vibes.Popularly known as Whirling Dervishes, the dance was founded in year 1273 by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, known as the founder of Sufism. Since then, this Turkish dance form has created waves across the world for its spiritual significance and unique features. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘Whirling Dervishes is a well-known form of Sufi dance that was established by Hüsamettin Çelebi, a follower of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi in 1273 in Konya. Dervish means initiation of the journey on the path of Sufism and Whirling denotes a part of a formal Sama ceremony [Sama is an Arabic word which means ‘listening’ in English]. The performers of Whirling Dervishes are called Semazens,’ explained Ozgur Ayturk, Counselor, Turkish Culture and Tourism. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘The origin of this form of song and dance dates back when Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was walking through the marketplace one day and heard the rhythmic hammering of the goldbeaters. It is believed that Rumi heard the dhikr, ‘la elaha ella’llah’ — which in English means ‘There is none worthy of worship but Allah’ — spoken by the apprentices. The rhythm sent him into trance and he started swirling with his arms stretched— sowing the seeds of a unique dance form called Whirling Dervishes,’ he added. While performing the dance the dervishes wear a white gown [symbolic of death], a wide black cloak [hirka] that is symbolic of the grave and a tall brown hat [kûlah or sikke] that is symbolic of the tombstone.The dervishes practice multiple rituals, primary among them is the ‘Dhikr’. It involves recitation of devotional Islamic prayer coupled with physical exertions of movement to reach a perfect state where one is on the same level as God.The second important ritual is the ‘Sama’ which is performed by spinning on the right foot, and represents the journey of a man whose soul gets connected with the almighty in pursuit of attaining the truth and being perfect. In this he follows the truth by sharing love and foregoing his ego to be ‘Perfect’. He then returns as a man who has reached maturity and greater perfection, able to love and to be of service to the whole of creation. Some of the ceremonies celebrated during Sama are Naat and Taksim, Devr-i Veled, The Four Salams and Concluding Prayer.Practising Whirling Dervishes since 1990, the Turkish dance troupe called The Konya Turkish Tasawwuf Music Ensemble will be performing in the Capital, centered around the theme Sema with Sufi music. Sema came out of the inspiration on the 13th century Muslim scholar, poet and mystic, Mevlanna Celaleddin Rumi. Sema represents the true spiritual journey to maturity. It is like an ascent to heaven and return to earth. Over the centuries, Sema has become a part of Turkish beliefs, traditions and history. Sema is made up of seven sections, each section having a distinct meaning.‘We know that both India and Turkey have been influenced by Sufism deeply and a strong tradition coming through centuries is still active in both the countries. Therefore we believe organising this kind of events will help both the nations understand the rich heritage of each other on sufism and make the peoples of two countries come closer,’ concluded Ayturk.DETAILWhen: 27 OctoberAt: Delhi International Art Festival,  Purana Qila When: 28 OctoberAt: Rashtrapati Bhavan read more

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Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more October 23, 2012 — EOS Imaging announced that Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has installed the EOS low-dose 2-D/3-D imaging system for orthopedic clinical use. Based in Boston, MGH is one of the nation’s leading research hospitals and is ranked among the top U.S. hospitals for orthopedic care.The EOS imaging system provides full-body images of patients in a natural standing or seated position, both in 2-D and 3-D. It automatically calculates a broad range of clinical parameters essential to diagnosis and surgical planning, allowing for more informed diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic conditions, including scoliosis, degenerative spine conditions and lower limb joint conditions. Notably, EOS offers high-quality images while delivering a radiation dose that is nine times lower than that of computed radiography X-ray and 20 times lower than basic computed tomography (CT) scans.Marie Meynadier, CEO of EOS imaging, said, “The adoption of EOS at MGH speaks to the critical role of the technology in orthopedic care. EOS is replacing traditional radiographic systems for obtaining weight-bearing surveys of the entire spine and lower extremities, while helping to improve patient throughput and technologist productivity and providing 3-D information unavailable until now. We are pleased that the system will be available to orthopedists in the MGH community, who are at the forefront of clinical care and medical research, as we continue our focus on expanding patient access to our leading 2-D/3-D imaging technology at centers across the U.S.”For more information: www.eos-imaging.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more last_img read more

Travellers Choice expands across four states

first_imgTravellers Choice chief executive officer Christian Hunter Travellers Choice has expanded across four states, with five new shareholders joining the brand from across Australia.Travel and Cruise Professionals, Adelaide (South Australia), B & P Travel & Cruise, Mt Gambier (South Australia), Endeavour Travel & Cruise, Cairns (Queensland), Travel Design, Sale (Victoria),  Collie Travel and Cruise (Western Australia) have joined.Travellers Choice chief executive officer Christian Hunter said that the new member shareholders are improving Travellers Choice’s reach.“The Travellers Choice model – which combines low fees with a broad range of support services and an ownership structure in which our members are the Company’s sole shareholders – is continuing to attract well-established, highly-successful travel enterprises run by people who bring enormous amounts of experience and expertise to their roles,” Mr Hunter said.“All of these businesses deliver a positive contribution to our group – financially and culturally – and that value ultimately flows through to all Travellers Choice shareholders.”Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

Sources Florida expects Jim McElwain to be next head coach

first_imgSources at Florida tell FootballScoop that Jeremy Foley intends to formally offer Jim McElwain their head coaching position. McElwain is 22-16 in his three seasons as head coach at Colorado State, 18-8 in the past two seasons (10-2 this season).Foley and McElwain, per sources, are in agreement that it would be best for Florida football to retain defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin and defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson at a minimum.Foley is on his way to Colorado today. Pat Forde of Yahoo and Brett McMurphy of ESPN, along with Pat Dooley locally, have chronicled the search quite well. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix We filmed the video below this morning explaining Jim McElwain’s candidacy and hit on the very idea that for this to work, Mac would need to retain some of the coaching talent (specifically mentioning DJ and T-Rob).As more details become clear, we will keep you posted on The Scoop.last_img read more

Mondays One Minute Warm Up

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix #HappyMonday #BeGreat pic.twitter.com/k45pNwkF7t— Northwood U Strength (@NorthwoodSnC) March 14, 2016Some March Madness wisdom for yaMy March Madness philosophy is simple: Pick fast, don’t think about anything, don’t look at it until the Elite 8.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) March 14, 2016Speaking of March Madness (the time of the year I’m most thankful to work from home), here are all the little-known facts you can use to help craft the perfect bracket.The best from the weekend, and FridayMark Richt explains why he brought mat drills to Miami: “It’s about the details”Video of the Day – Why Tennessee is “Searching for the 25”Five O’Clock Shadow – Don’t Mess With Bryce Harper EditionDon’t be a George Costanza, and other coaching lessons from Jim HarbaughInspired by cheetahs, Duke has nicknamed their defensive backs “The Coalition” for an interesting reasonChris Petersen shows how to mix education and footballBill Cubit provides an example of how fired coaches should carry themselves To get the blood pumping:Haydn Peacock, a French rugby player got tackled by the junk recently. He continued to play the remainder of the first half before checking on the situation at halftime and realizing that “the skin was half ripped off”. He went on to get 11 stitches…and then suited up for the next game.The quote of the daylast_img read more

14 coaches give their opinion of Jim Harbaugh

first_imgIf the video above won’t play for you on mobile (ESPN issue) then head to their site where it usually will. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Nice work here by ESPN getting a number of college head coaches to give their thoughts on Jim Harbaugh.Also, just the fact that this is happening is further proof that Jimmy is winning. Glad to have you back in the college ranks…Oh, and, kudos to the guys who actually gave their opinions. Roll the tape…last_img read more

Texas AD Chris Del Conte Coaches are the greatest asset our

first_imgListen to the full podcast here. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Texas AD Chris Del Conte appeared on Athletic Director U’s From the Chair podcast with former Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton, and anyone looking to move up in the business would be well-served to give it a listen.Del Conte has never coached, instead supporting coaches by rising the ranks as a development officer. Still, the former UC Santa Barbara track athlete has a great appreciation for coaches of all sorts.“Coaches are the greatest asset our country has because they can either make you or break you on your personal psyche,” he said. “I had great coaches that believed in me. My high school coaches and college coaches saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself, and they pushed me to levels that I despised them for in the moment, but when the process was done, I loved them. They believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself, and I was able to achieve things I never thought possible.”I thought that was really well put.last_img read more