Sanctioned Psychiatrist Gets First NIH Grant in 3 Years

first_imgA psychiatrist whose failure to disclose drug company income contributed to a furor over conflicts of interest in biomedical research has just received his first National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant in 3 years. Charles Nemeroff’s lax reporting of at least $1.2 million in drug company payments to his employer, Emory University, and similar payments to other academic psychiatrists prompted a 2007 Senate investigation. Nemeroff stepped down as chair of psychiatry at Emory, and NIH suspended a $9-million grant he held for a depression study. In December 2008, Emory barred him from applying for NIH funding for 2 years. A year later, Nemeroff moved to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida. This prompted concerns because Emory’s ban on NIH grants did not move with him. (Fueling the flames was a phone call in which National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) Director Thomas Insel apparently assured the University of Miami medical school dean that Nemeroff could seek NIH funding if he moved.) Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) NIH asked for input on how to handle this situation in a revision of its conflict of interest rules, but in final rules issued last summer it did not specifically address it. Now Nemeroff is back in the fold of NIH-funded investigators. According to NIH’s grants database, he has received a $401,675 a year, 5-year standard R01 grant from NIMH to study “psychobiological risk factors for PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder].” The study is looking at genetic risk factors and doesn’t appear to involve testing drugs. The 2-year ban by Emory would have expired anyway. But Paul Thacker, a former staffer for Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) who led the Senate investigation, says NIH itself had the authority to impose a longer ban. “This shows they’re really not serious about the problem,” Thacker says.last_img read more

I-League clubs accept AIFF’s 2-3 years status quo proposal

first_imgNew Delhi: Six I-League clubs Thursday accepted the All India Football Federation’s proposal to maintain the status quo by continuing I-League and Indian Super League for another 2-3 years but rejected the idea of ISL winners being given the AFC Champions League slot. AIFF president Praful Patel had Wednesday assured the I-League clubs that he will approach the AFC to ensure the two leagues co-exist for another 2-3 years, after a meeting with representatives of the clubs, who threatened to move court against the federation’s plan to make ISL the top league.Related News Sunil Chhetri is irreplaceable, says Igor Stimac World Cup Qualifier: Inconsistent India face Afghanistan in must-win tie Boom boom Bhumika! Patel had asked the I-League clubs to respond to his proposals within 24 hours and they did that on Thursday but rejected the AIFF’s suggestion on the crucial issue of who represents India in the AFC Champions League play-offs. In a joint statement issued by Minerva Punjab, Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Aizawl FC, Churchill Brothers and Gokulam Kerala, the clubs thanked Patel for hearing their grievances and said they agreed to the broadcast and scheduling plans for the upcoming I-League season. “In the spirit of compromise, I-League clubs agree to the broadcast plan and scheduling plans for the upcoming season even though it is not ideal. I-League clubs also agree to continue with the two league system for another 3 years despite initially demanding immediate resolution with a unified league,” the statement said. “However, the clubs are not in favour of giving away their rightfully earned and longstanding AFC Champions league spot till a proper plan for unified league is initiated. “The United I-League clubs insist that the AFC Champions league spot must remain with the I-League as it is the I-League clubs that have (over the years) earned the AFC spots for India to enjoy today. The AIFF has already granted AFC Cup slot to ISL in 2017 and the same arrangement should continue till there is one unified league.” The I-League clubs also submitted a 10-point ‘Roadmap for League Football in India’ to the AIFF, which, among others, pitched for the formation of a Working Group with representations from the AIFF, FSDL, I-League and ISL clubs to plan for the introduction of a unified league involving both I-League and ISL clubs with promotion and relegation. The roadmap recommended that a tri-partite agreement be signed between AIFF, FSDL and I-League clubs, giving details of the arrangement for the next three years to avoid recurring confrontations among the stakeholders. It also recommended the immediate formation of an I-League Committee with representatives from AIFF and I-League clubs with sole responsibility of taking decisions regarding I-League, 2nd Division league and Youth Leagues. The I-League Committee will negotiate and finalise the production house and 50 percent of the total cost of production to be borne by FSDL with the remaining 50 percent to be paid by AIFF. The other recommendations are: I-league to be referred as the National Football League; I-League champions to get AFC Champions League slot; all matches of I-League to be shown live on HD Channel with improved production quality (8 camera set up with specifications mentioned); I-League matches to start at 5 pm and 7 pm (for non-floodlight venues, kick off timings to be 2 pm/3 pm). The I-League clubs said that the roadmap needs to be approved by the AIFF Executive Committee and should be simultaneously announced, giving all details, including present status of I-League and ISL, and the future plan also. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more

Wouldnt endorse a pan masala ad: Hollywood actor Martyn Ford

first_imgBengaluru, Oct 7 (PTI) Hollywood actor and professional bodybuilder Martyn Ford said he wouldnt endorse a pan masala advertisement like the one done by James Bond star Pierce Brosnan.”Personally, I wouldnt promote this (Pan Masala) type of products. I would only promote life-saving or health-related products,” Ford told PTI here.”I dont smoke and drink and it will be weird to be an ambassador for such products and companies,” he added.Brosnan had received a lot of flak and was even trolled on Twitter for featuring in advertisement of a pan masala brand.In response, Brosnan had expressed his distress over Pan Bahars “unauthorized and deceptive” use of his image to endorse their range of pan masala products.Asked whether he would advise or discuss about the controversy with Brosnan, with whom he is doing a film “Final Score”, Ford said, “I dont know whether Pierce is going to listen to my advice.”Ford is in the city to promote bodybuilding in India and take it to international level. He is attending “Fitfactor”, acompetition for body builders, which is being organised by United Kingdoms Bodypower in association with WTF, Bengaluru.Ford has also acted in “Undisputed 4″.Asked which Bollywood actor is best suited to play James Bond, Ford said John Abraham.”I believe there are many Bollywood stars who are eligible, but to me, John Abraham has that kind of looks, the talk and body – I mean someone of that caliber. I definitely see, Abraham doing that type of role,” he said.advertisementBefore being a bodybuilder, Ford wanted to be a professional cricketer, but could not fulfill his dreams due to an injury, and chose bodybuilding as his profession.On impact of cricket on his professional life, Ford said the sport laid foundation for his success in life as it ingrained the values of discipline.”As an youngster, I learnt a lot from cricket. It made me a strong, determined and focused professional. Hundred percent I would say, cricket was my foundation for my success,” he said.Ford said, of the three professions, he feels more comfortable attending training sessions in his gym.”I enjoy training the most. The environment which I find myself more comfortable is the gym in my house. That is the safe place for me, but facing camera is stressful, but I enjoy the challenge,” he added. PTI BDN RA VS JCHlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia storm to record 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia

first_imgRussia ended their winless streak is style as they thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Thursday.Yury Gazinsky, who scored the opening game the 2018 tournament, netted a brace as Russia won their first match since October 2017.It was the biggest victory by a host nation on the opening night of the World Cup since 1934.Russia had last won an international match a friendly win over South Korea.RUSSIA VS SAUDI ARABIA MATCH HIGHLIGHTSThe result equalled the best-ever in a World Cup opening game – Brazil beat Mexico 5-0 in Geneva in 1954 – as Russia took full advantage of a Saudi team who’s defending fell painfully short of World Cup standard, while their attack was non-existent.Russia’s fans will not care about that after enduring a wretched run of seven games without a win but they will be aware that the Asian qualifiers look desperately ill-equipped to trouble Egypt or group favourites Uruguay, who meet tomorrow, and that there is still much to be done for the hosts to secure progress to the knockout stage.FIFA World Cup 2018 opens to music and President Putin’s warm welcomeRussia looked lively from the start as they poured into the vast spaces on both flanks and it was no surprise when they opened the scoring after 12 minutes as Gazinsky was totally unmarked to nod home Golovin’s deep left-wing cross.The home crowd, starved of any meaningful action for the last two years, were loving it as the red shirts poured forward with only some desperate defending preventing star striker Fyodor Smolov from adding a second.advertisementFIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGEAlan Dzagoev had been at the heart of things but had to go off after pulling a hamstring in the 23rd minute. It proved something of a fortuitous situation – if not for him – as his replacement Cheryshev doubled the lead with a mesmerizing touch of skill.Collecting a pass from Roman Zobnin on the left of the box he showed great composure to nonchalantly flick the ball inches above two prone defenders desperately sliding in, before lashing into the roof of the net.World Cup 2018: ‘Attempts at boycotting opening ceremony were doomed’Russia made it 3-0 in the 71st minute when Golovin chipped in a cross for giant striker Dzyuba to rise unchallenged to head in from close range.The crowd were then treated to a fabulous finale as Cheryshev cleverly steered home the fourth with the outside of his foot before Golovin capped a great personal performance by curling his free kick beyond the wall to get the month-long Moscow party well and truly started.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Live Streaming: When, where to watch live telecast, online coverage

first_img India Today Web Desk PuneOctober 9, 2019UPDATED: October 9, 2019 19:52 IST India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match Live Streaming (PTI Photo)Besides the two participating teams, a lot of eyeballs will be on the 22-yard strip at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium when India take on South Africa in the second Test beginning Thursday.The match will provide the hosts with a chance to wrap up the three-Test rubber and break the record for registering the maximum number of consecutive Test series wins at home. The Virat Kohli-led team won the first Test by a big margin of 203 runs and thus would enter the MCA Stadium brimming with confidence.But memories of the 2017 Test against Australia here, where India lost by 333 runs and the match ended in three days, are bound to haunt Kohli and Co.The International Cricket Council (ICC) had rated the pitch as “poor” and curator Pandurang Salgaonkar was in the eye of a storm.Salgaonkar was involved in a ‘pitch-fixing’ episode and was subsequently suspended by the ICC for six months later that year on the eve of the ODI against New Zealand.Back again after one match since his suspension got over (India versus West Indies, 2018) the 69-year-old will be worried about the overhead conditions with rain lashing Pune in the weeks leading up to the game.When is the India vs South Africa 2nd Test match?The India vs South Africa 2nd Test match will be played from October 10, 2019.Where will the India vs South Africa 2nd Test match be played?The India vs South Africa 1st Test match will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.advertisementWhat time does the India vs South Africa 2nd Test begin?The India vs South Africa 2nd Test match will start at 9:00 AM IST.Which TV channels will broadcast the India vs South Africa 2nd Test match live?The India vs South Africa 2nd Test match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. The match will be aired live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi commentary.How do I watch live streaming of the India vs South Africa 2nd Test match?The live streaming of the India vs South Africa 2nd Test match will be available on Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on https://www.indiatoday.in/sportsWhat are the squads for 2nd Test between India and South Africa?India playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed ShamiSouth Africa squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma (vc), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (wk), Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second.Also Read | Pune Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match: Will bad weather play spoilsport?Also see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow live streaming India vs South Africa 2nd Test Live Streaming: When, where to watch live telecast, online coverageIndia vs South Africa Live Streaming 2nd Test, Telecast: Here’s how you can watch the 2nd Test match between India and South Africa, starting October 10 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

South Korea launches 5G networks early to bag world 1st

first_imgSeoul: South Korea launched the world’s first nationwide 5G mobile networks two days early, its top mobile carriers said Thursday, giving a handful of users access in a late-night scramble to be the first providers of the super-fast wireless technology. Three top telecom providers – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – began their 5G services at 11 pm local time Wednesday, despite previously announcing the launch date would be April 5. Hyper-wired South Korea has long had a reputation for technical prowess, and Seoul had made the 5G rollout a priority as it seeks to stimulate stuttering economic growth. Along with the US, China and Japan, South Korea had been racing to claim the title as the world’s first provider of the ultra-fast network. But speculation that US mobile carrier Verizon might start its 5G services early forced South Korean providers to hastily organise a late-night launch, Yonhap news agency reported. In the event, Verizon began rolling out its 5G services in Chicago and Minneapolis on Wednesday in the US, a week ahead of schedule. But according to Yonhap, the South Korean launches came two hours earlier. “SK Telecom today announced that it has activated 5G services for six celebrities representing Korea as of 11 pm April 3, 2019,” the country’s biggest mobile operator said in a news release Thursday. The celebrities – including two members of K-pop band EXO and Olympic ice-skating heroine Kim Yu-na – were “the world’s first 5G smartphone subscribers”, it said. Both KT and LG Uplus said they also went live at the same time, with a total of three specially-selected users: KT offered it to the wife of a technician setting up its network on the disputed island of Dokdo, while LG Uplus provided it to a television personality and her racing-driver husband. For general customers, the services will be available from Friday – the original launch date – when Samsung Electronics rolls out the Galaxy S10 5G, the world’s first available smartphone with the technology built in. Verizon’s network will work with Lenovo’s Moto Z3 smartphone fitted with a special accessory, while rival US carrier AT&T launched a 5G-based system in parts of 12 cities in December – although it is only accessible to invited users through a free hotspot device, rather than paying customers with mobiles. Qatari firm Ooredoo said it offers 5G services in and around Doha – but does not have devices available to use them – while Japan is also expected to roll out a limited deployment in 2019 before full services start in time for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Experts say 5G will bring smartphones near-instantaneous connectivity – 20 times faster than 4G – allowing users to download entire movies in less than a second. The technology is crucial for the future development of devices such as self-driving vehicles and is expected to bring about 565 billion in global economic benefits by 2034, according to the London-based Global System for Mobile Communications, an industry alliance. The implications of the new network have pitted Washington against Beijing – whose firms dominate 5G technology — in an increasingly bitter standoff. The US has pressed its allies and major economies to avoid 5G solutions from Chinese-owned telecom giant Huawei, citing security risks that technological backdoors could give Beijing access to 5G-connected utilities and other components. Chinese entities, including 1,529 5G patents registered by Huawei, own a total of 3,400 patents – more than a third of the total, according to data analysis firm IPlytics. South Korea comes next, with its companies holding 2,051 patents, while US firms have 1,368 together. Neither KT nor SK Telecom use Huawei technology in their 5G networks, but it is a supplier to LG UPlus, the companies said.last_img read more

Chinese visit to Italy seeks closer ties stirs suspicions

MILAN — At the heart of Chinese Premier Xi Jingping’s visit to Rome beginning Thursday is a key prize: A deal to make Italy the first major democracy to join China’s ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project that has raised concerns about Beijing’s growing economic clout.Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has pledged to sign the memorandum of understanding on Saturday, despite objections from U.S. allies and doubts within the coalition government that it could give China greater political influence in Europe and the West.But Xi’s visit, at the invitation of Italian President Sergio Mattarella, also aims more broadly at deepening trade and cultural ties. Conte has even suggested that Italy could play a role in easing tensions over trade between China and the United States.Mattarella told the Chinese stat-run news agency Xinhua Thursday that the visit is an expression of the “solidity of the bond and mutual respect” between the two countries, which will celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations in 2020.Xi’s visit includes a meeting with Mattarella and a wreath-laying at Italy’s monument for unknown soldiers on Friday. On Saturday, Conte will sign the infrastructure deal and Xi will visit the Sicilian city of Palermo before departing Sunday.Here’s a look what’s at stake with the visit.____INFRASTRUCTUREItaly’s signature on the ambitious “Belt and Road” infrastructure-building project would give legitimacy to a project that envisions overland and maritime routes connecting China with Europe, reviving the old Silk Road travelled by Marco Polo in the Middle Ages. The initiative encompasses about 60 countries through Asia and Africa to Europe.Conte has dismissed concerns that signing the framework with China would downgrade Italy’s strategic ties with Europe and the United States, saying its focus was more commercial and on encouraging trade with China.The White House has criticized the deal, saying it is weighted in China’s interests. Italy’s European allies have declined to sign a joint declaration on the “Belt and Road,” saying it lacks standards on financing and transparency.While full details have not been released, it includes collaboration and investments in the northern Italian ports of Genoa and Trieste as well as roads, railways, airports and telecommunications.“Our two countries may harness our historical and cultural bonds forged through the ancient Silk Road,” Xi wrote in the Corriere della Sera newspaper this week.____TECHNOLOGYKey Italian officials have insisted that the issue of expanding Chinese company Huawei’s 5G network into Italy is not part of the “Belt and Road” memorandum.The Chinese 5-G network is viewed with suspicion, mainly by the U.S. government, which says it could give Chinese security services a backdoor to snoop on consumers. The issue is a major source of tension between China and the U.S.While European countries have balked at banning Huawei outright from participating in the creation of the new 5G networks, one key member of Italy’s government, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, shares the concerns, saying nothing in the memorandum can threaten Italians’ data.____CULTUREAhead of the visit, Xi noted that China and Italy are the countries with the largest number of UNESCO world heritage sites, sharing both cultural and tourism resources. He suggested that the two countries could form “twinning relationships” between world heritage sites and co-operate on art exhibitions, TV and movie production, language course and travel.Mattarella said that the heritage of Italy and China both “arouse admiration around the world” and could help develop the economy.The two countries are expected to soon announce the pairing of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato wine region in Piedmont with China’s Honghe Hani rice terraces, while Verona and Hangzhou are to establish sister-city relationships.Culture and tourism officials will be meeting Saturday on the sidelines of Xi’s visit.____TRADEConte said he aims to rebalance trade with China. Currently 1 billion Chinese consumers provide a market for 13 billion euros (nearly $15 billion) in Italian goods, while Italy’s 60 million people buy 60 billion euros in Chinese-made products each year.Italy’s undersecretary for economic development, Michele Geraci, says Italy lags its European partners in trade with China by 15 or 20 years, and that the aim is to increase Italian exports to China by 7 billion euros, putting Italy in line with France.Mattarella said that Italy sees China “not only as an economic partner of prime importance, but also as a driver of global trade,” and a market for Italian technology and expertise in areas like environmental protection, food security, health services and machinery. He called for “open and transparent” trade with both countries acting “on an equal basis.”Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wang Chao said the “Belt and Road” deal would be beneficial for both countries’ economic development and trade.However, Francois Godement, a specialist in Chinese politics at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, called such claims “bogus,” because Chinese companies already have significant investments in Italy._____Joe McDonald in Beijing contributed to this report.Colleen Barry, The Associated Press read more

Princess Lalla Salma Rents Luxury Yacht on Greek Holiday

Rabat – The Princess of Morocco Lalla Salma and her son, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, arrived on the island of Skiathos in Greece on the afternoon of Sunday, July 7, for a holiday.Skiathos, a Greek island in the northwest Aegean Sea about 140km from Athens, is best known for its beaches and buzzing, youth-driven nightlife scene. The two members of the royal family arrived on the island in a private jet at Skiathos airport. The pair then headed to a luxury hotel in Koukounaries, the island’s main town.Making the absolute most of the trip, Princess Lalla Salma has rented a yacht aptly named “Serenity,” which costs €600,000 (MAD 6,465,545) to rent for a week. The hefty price tag comes of this 72-meter long boat comes with 15 suites capable of accommodating 28 guests, and a crew made up of 31 people. The boat was renovated just two years ago and includes a swimming pool as well as a diving platform so guests can jump straight into the ocean. Greek media have reported that the boat is in Agnontas Bay, Skopelos. Despite some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the mother and son duo have stayed aboard the yacht. Since the yacht rental includes scuba gear, jet skis, kayaks, and fishing equipment, there’s no shortage of fun activities on board. It’s not the first time Princess Lalla Salma has holidayed in Greece, having been spotted there multiple times over the years, either alone or with family. In 2012, Lalla Salma visited Ilia in Western Greece, after visiting port town Kyllini the year before.Making her love for Greece even more apparent, in 2017, she purchased a €3.8 million villa in Kea, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea’s Cyclades archipelago. The island is known for its hilly countryside and quiet beaches.However, this seems to be the first time she’s taken her son Crown Prince Moulay Hassan along with her. The Crown Prince recently turned 16, on May 8, 2019. read more

Mobilicity says Telus has killed takeover deal

TORONTO — Telus Corp. called off its plan to buy small wireless provider Mobilicity on Monday after Ottawa signalled last week that it would not allow the deal.Mobilicity, which has about 250,000 customers, said it will instead go ahead with a recapitalization plan, which will be voted on by debtholders on June 25.“The company will continue to provide updates as warranted,” Mobilicity said in a brief statement.Telus had offered to pay $380-million for Mobilicity but its deal required the federal government to make an exception to certain rules and allow the larger company to transfer ownership of wireless spectrum owned by Mobilicity.However, Industry Minister Christian Paradis quashed that idea last week when he said the current rules would stand.The government has tried to increase competition in the wireless sector which is dominated by Bell, Rogers and Telus.During a 2008 sale of wireless spectrum, Ottawa set aside a portion for new entrants including Mobilicity and placed restrictions on it to prevent it from being easily acquired by the larger companies.Telus had argued that it should be allowed to acquire the company and the wireless spectrum because Mobilicity would not be able to survive without financial help.The Canadian Press read more

In Vienna Annan says isolated Arafat should be given more room to

“By being isolated and virtually being under house arrest makes it difficult for him to lead,” Mr. Annan told a press conference in Vienna following his meeting with Austrian Foreign Minister Benita Ferrero-Waldner. The Secretary-General added that Mr. Arafat was in an extremely difficult situation, being asked to stop the violence and being asked to lead.”And yet, as a leader, he and his institutions are under so much pressure that I really do not see how that is going help, how he is going to go about delivering what the international community is asking him to do,” Mr. Annan said. “We need to be careful how we deal with the situation because when the leader who is supposed to act is weakened to the point of impotence, we have a real problem on our hands.” As for breaking the latest impasse between Israel and the Palestinians, the Secretary-General stressed that too much focus was being put on security only. “I think security should be linked with improvements in the conditions of the Palestinians and it should also be linked with political prospects of getting the parties to the table and discussing a settlement of their differences at the table,” he said.In addition to the Middle East, the Secretary-General’s discussions with Ms. Ferrero-Waldner focused on Afghan reconstruction and security, tensions between India and Pakistan, Iraq, Central Asia, Cyprus and the Balkans.The Middle East and Afghanistan topped the agenda of Mr. Annan’s meeting earlier in the day with Federal President Thomas Klestil. In a press encounter afterwards, Mr. Annan said he was encouraged by what he had seen during his visit last week to Kabul but reminded that the new government needed funding to help it consolidate its control.”We have major hurdles ahead of us, not least in the area of trying to strengthen the [Afghan] Interim Administration and help it expand its authority throughout the country,” the Secretary-General said, adding that the question of security should also include the development of a national Afghan army and national police. “But we need resources quickly to be able to strengthen the new Administration and I hope that would be forthcoming.”The Secretary-General had a working lunch with President Klestil before meeting with leaders of the Austrian parliament, including the parliamentary president Heinz Fischer. read more

Treat with teachers concerns as an urgent issue Opposition Leader

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJagdeo urges Govt to respect commitments made by previous administration with GTUJanuary 27, 2017In “latest news”Jagdeo chides Govt over its sloth regarding teachers’ benefitsAugust 6, 2018In “latest news”Yes, it was a sell out! -Jagdeo on MoU inked between Guyana, T&TSeptember 20, 2018In “Business” Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo“I would urge the Government to treat with the concerns of teachers as an urgent issue and don’t drag them along in a never-ending issue of negotiations.”These were the words of Opposition Leader and General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP/C) Dr Bharrat Jagdeo who, in his most recent weekly press conference, said that the move by Government to now hire a consultant to sort the issues related to salary increases was another ploy to stall for time.The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), after meeting for nearly three hours with Government and labour officials, said on Thursday that since the situation remained unchanged, their plans remain intact, meaning that an imminent nationwide strike will go ahead as planned.Jagdeo, pointed out that “for too long”, the nation’s teachers have been dragged out with the hope that their demands would be addressed.“It seems as though the Government never had any anything to accede on those demands…when we asked the minister what was happening with the report of the task force, and when the Government intends to pursue the recommendations, she practically gave zero answer,” he stressed.Jagdeo said, too, that when Government has matters of similar nature, it should include in the delegations persons who have the authority to makes commitments of the Government.“Another meeting with the minister, who always claims that ‘I can’t make any final determinations as to what we were hoping,’ is a waste of time,” Jagdeo opined.Union President Mark Lyte said on Thursday that the August 27 countrywide strike will go ahead as planned.Immediately following the Union’s announcement outside the Education Ministry on Brickdam, Georgetown, subject Minister, Nicolette Henry held an emergency press conference where she signalled that Government is already considering alternative measures to deal with the fallout from any strike action.Meanwhile, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), which forms part of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Government, on Friday said it was perturbed at the Administration for its inability to reach consensus with the GTU on wage increases.The party noted that, from a political standpoint, it feels that the Government is committing “political suicide by picking a fight with teachers, most of whom voted for the Coalition. It is bad politics to alienate your supporters on a matter that could be easily solved.”The GTU envisions that 90 per cent of teachers in the public schools were ready to support their Union’s move to strike. read more

Man 60s who was injured in farm accident dies in hospital

first_img By Daragh Brophy Short URL A MAN INJURED in a workplace accident on a farm in Co Roscommon on Friday has died in hospital.The farmer, aged in his 60s, suffered serious head injuries on the farm near the village of Arigna – around 25km from Boyle – on Friday morning.Emergency services were called and the man was airlifted to Galway University Hospital.He was later transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, which specialises in treating head injuries.A Garda spokesperson has confirmed that he died at the Dublin hospital.Separate Garda and the Health and Safety Authority investigations are under way.Read: Shauntelle Tynan starts chemotherapy in US after raising €600k for treatment > 16,411 Views Share Tweet Email Arigna, Co Roscommon. 1 Comment Mar 13th 2017, 12:00 PM center_img Arigna, Co Roscommon. Image: Google Streetview Man (60s) who was injured in farm accident dies in hospital The farmer suffered serious head injuries on Friday morning. Image: Google Streetview http://jrnl.ie/3284610 Monday 13 Mar 2017, 12:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Netflix Renews Haunting of Hill House as Horror Anthology Series

first_img The Haunting of Hill House is returning to Netflix, however, it will be a horror anthology series with a chilling new plot.On Thursday, Netflix unveiled that it ordered a new installment dubbed The Haunting anthology, meaning that the next chapter of the horror series (Season 2) will feature a different story and characters, Variety reported. According to a Haunting of Hill House teaser tweet, The Haunting of Bly Manor will debut on Netflix in 2020.You guessed it. The HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, a new chapter in the Haunting series based on the works of Henry James, is coming in 2020. pic.twitter.com/nvhRBEfH2E— The Haunting of Hill House (@haunting) February 21, 2019Fans won’t see the Crain family next year, but The Haunting of Bly Manor is expected to be just as eerie as The Haunting of Hill House. Based on The Turn of the Screw, a gothic novella by Henry James, The Haunting of Bly Manor follows a governess who’s hired to look after two siblings. When she moves to the secluded mansion, she realizes that the home’s ghosts have creepy bonds with the kids.Netflix didn’t reveal any details about casting or a premiere date, but Mike Flanagan, The Haunting of Hill House’s creator, and Trevor Macy, the executive producer of the creepy show, will be leading creative efforts for The Haunting of Bly Manor. So, fans once again might be sleeping with their lights on.More on Geek.com:Netflix Cancels Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher’ New ‘Transformers’ Animated Origin Series Is Coming to Netflix in 2020‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Sequel Is Reportedly Coming to AMC and Netflix Stay on target What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer last_img read more

Watch: Captain Sees Rare Whale Shark Swim By Boat in Atlantic

first_img Watch: Great White Shark Feasts on Dead Whale in Cape Cod BaySurfer Lands on Massive Shark, Gets Bitten at Beach in Florida A boat captain recently spotted a rare whale shark swimming by his boat and he called the beautiful creature “an angel of the sea.”Capt. Brian Esteppe and two customers were on his charter boat about five miles off the coast of Virginia, when they noticed a big dark shadow in the water on Saturday, The Virginian-Pilot reported. When the animal swam to the side of the boat, Esteppe recognized it as a whale shark, since it had gray and white specks all over its body. Esteppe captured a video of the creature, which has gone viral on Facebook. “You would not believe this folks. This whale shark is 16 feet,” Esteppe said in the video. “Man, this is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen…so cool. Oh my God, that’s so wild.”The whale shark stayed around Esteppe’s boat for a couple of minutes, then swam away.Esteppe recently lost a family member and said that “as crazy as it sounds,” the whale shark could have been a positive sign from a higher power. Stay on targetcenter_img “I believe it was almost sent from above somehow, there just to make sure I was OK,” Esteppe told The Virginian-Pilot. “Almost like an angel of the sea.”According to National Geographic, the whale shark is known as the largest fish in the sea and it could reach lengths of 40 feet or more. As a filter feeder, its favorite food is plankton, since a “barrier” in its mouth has to sift through any meals it would like to eat. Whale sharks prefer warmer waters and typically populate tropical areas. More on Geek.com:Watch: Great White Sharks Swim Yards Away From Oblivious SurfersWoman Bitten Twice By Shark While Swimming in Hawaii BayWatch: Big Hammerhead Shark Snatches Catch From Captain’s Handslast_img read more

Bayley appears on tonight’s 9/16 NXT on WWE Network

first_img WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Pinterest Ucraina: test anti-droga per i candidati alla presidenza Bobby Lashley Officially Replaces John Cena at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia Now Playing Up Next The following is scheduled for tonight’s 9/16 WWE NXT on the WWE Network:* An appearance by new NXT Women’s Champion Bayley* DRTTC Second Round Match: Baron Corbin & Rhyno vs. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa* Apollo Crews vs. Solomon Crowe* Tye Dillinger vs. Martin StoneCheck back later tonight for a detailed recap of NXT on Wrestleview.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCalcio: Premier League pi ricca, divario crescente con la serie AVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:15/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 77.08%0:04Remaining Time -1:12 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Has John Cena Left WrestleMania? Now Playing Up Next WWE 2K20’s 2K Showcase Mode will showcase the careers of The Four Horsewomen Calcio: Premier League pi ricca, divario crescente con la serie Acenter_img Google+ Now Playing Up Next Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApplast_img read more