France Aims to Remain Moroccos Key Partner in All Fields French

Paris –  France aims at maintaining its position as Morocco’s key partner in all fields, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday in Paris.Speaking at a joint press briefing with Head of the Government Abdelilah Benkirane at the end of the 12th French-Moroccan high level meeting, Valls said that the two countries are set to reinforce cooperation notably in the fight against terrorism and radicalisaiton.The French-Moroccan partnership acts as a safeguard to bilateral security of the two countries, he said. The French Prime Minister also pointed to the importance of the meeting as far as it enabled the drawing of a road map concerning a range of priorities for the two countries. In this regard, he stressed the importance of training saying that the agreements signed at the end of the meeting provide for new commitment of the French Development Agency (AfD) concerning funding to projects aiming at enhancing education and vocational training in Morocco.These commitments are also geared towards promoting the teaching of French in Morocco through launching the option of the Moroccan highschool degree in French, he said.The setting up of French educational institutions in Morocco will continue to enable Moroccan and African students to benefit from French know-how, he added.Concerning Africa, the French Prime Minister said that i twas agreed to work together with Morocco in joint projects in the continent. “We would like to encourage new French-Moroccan partnerships in Africa notably in fields relating to food security, economic investments and higher education”.Valls expressed satisfaction regarding French investments in Morocco where 750 French companies have generated 120,000 jobs.He said that Morocco and France are set to harmonise stands ahead of the COP 21 and COP22 negotiations.The 12th French-Moroccan high level meeting opened on Thursday in Paris under the co-chairmanship of Head of the Government Abdelilah Benkirane and Manuel Valls. read more


Haiti UN Council mission reports strides in security worrisome poverty

19 March 2009Haiti is making strides in security sector and judicial reform but continues to grapple with widespread poverty and vulnerability to disasters, the leader of a United Nations Security Council mission to the impoverished Caribbean nation said today. “It does appear that there is a window of opportunity to enable the consolidation of stability and the undertaking of a process of sustainable development,” said Ambassador Jorge Urbina of Costa Rica,” who had led the four-day fact-finding visit that concluded on 14 March.“It was evident to the mission,” Mr. Urbina noted, on the other hand, “that the current levels of extreme poverty, in which 80 per cent of the people live on under two dollars a day and 50 per cent on under one dollar are incompatible with the goal to establish stability in the short term.” He said that in the last five years, Haiti had reached its goal of putting 14,000 police officers on the streets, and a successful anti-violence programme, carried out in partnership with the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), had brought stability to formerly lawless urban areas.Border security had also been strengthened with the assistance of MINUSTAH, he said, and the country was also moving forward with an ambitious programme of judicial and constitutional reform eight elections scheduled over the next three years, which officials assured would be free and fair.However, in addition to the high levels of extreme poverty, local governments were limited in their capacity to provide basic services, even though the Government and MINUSTAH, he were working together to expand the country’s administrative capacity, Mr. Urbina said.In addition, he said, Haiti’s limited economic, social and cultural rights proved worrisome, a situation that was exacerbated by natural disasters, particularly the hurricanes last year that slammed into the city of Gonaïves, as well as the current food and financial crises.During the mission, he said, Japan’s representative had expressed concern that agricultural production, which employed more than half the population, barely covered 48 per cent of Haiti’s food needs. He and other Council members urged Haitian authorities to adopt agricultural policies that would spur production.On the regional front, Council also met with members of the core group of countries interested in Haiti and had observed a high level of commitment to the country among Latin American nations. In addition, he said, Haitian authorities had repeatedly noted their growing interest in South-South cooperation, and the importance of the continued involvement of regional and subregional organizations such as the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for Haiti’s hemispheric integration. read more


UN agency links with Pakistan government to help rural poor tap into

The loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will help finance the $30.5 million Microfinance Innovation and Outreach Programme, meant to support pilot projects that will test new microfinance products and services for Pakistan’s rural poor. At least 180,000 households are expected to benefit.“This innovative programme will ensure that Pakistan’s rural poor will be able to access a wider range of sustainable financial services and products that respond directly to their needs,” said Nigel Brett, IFAD’s Country Programme Manager for Pakistan. IFAD is working closely with the World Bank on the initiative.IFAD will also work with the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund to develop a variety of new microfinance products and services aimed at reducing debt, minimizing risk and generating income and assets. These could include livestock insurance, equity partnerships, leasing arrangements, Islamic modes of financing and other innovative financing systems. Islamic financing mechanisms must adhere to a set of rules and laws collectively known as the Sharia.The development programme will also strengthen local lending institutions so they can expand and improve their services throughout rural areas. And it will expand employment opportunities as young graduates gain practical experience by training as interns and then secure employment in local microfinance institutions. read more


Toronto Stock Exchange makes tiny gain as crude prices settle at fiveyear

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Toronto Stock Exchange makes tiny gain as crude prices settle at five-year low The fading name on the building in Toronto that used to house the Toronto Stock Exchange is pictured on August 18 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 5, 2014 7:03 am MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market eked out a small gain on Friday as crude oil prices settled at a five-year low.The S&P/TSX composite index closed relatively flat, up 3.75 points to 14,473.70. The TSX was down 1.8 per cent for the week.The Canadian dollar ended at 87.47 cents US, down 0.44 of a cent, after a slight increase in the country’s unemployment rate in November.TSX energy stocks pulled back 0.1 per cent as January’s crude oil contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell 97 cents at US$65.84 a barrel — its lowest level since May 2009.Crude oil prices have plunged about 38 per cent since mid-summer because of lower demand and a glut of supply, due in large measure to greatly increased production in the U.S. Midwest.Economists and traders have questioned how much further the price could decline in the coming months.“From my experience, the market overshoots to the upwards or downside,” said Allan Small, a senior adviser at HollisWealth.“So it wouldn’t surprise me if the price of oil fell a lot more and became something ridiculous before it snapped back to a more reasonable level.”Helping keep the TSX positive were mining stocks, which rose 1.2 per cent, and the information technology sector, which climbed 2.5 per cent following a deal by OpenText (TSX:OTC).The Waterloo, Ont., business software company announced it was buying software analytics company Actuate Corp., based in Silicon Valley, for US$330 million. OpenText intends to fund the takeover with cash on hand, and said the agreement has already been approved by boards at both companies. Shares of OpenText rose 2.9 per cent, or $1.91, to $68.Financial stocks on the TSX were 0.09 per cent lower, weighed by a selloff in banks, as the country’s biggest financial institutions wrapped up a disappointing earnings season.Profits at Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) weakened in the fourth quarter as it recognized severance expenses for a recently announced downsizing and other items. The bank’s net income fell 14 per cent from last year to $1.438 billion. Its shares fell $1.38 to $66.20.National Bank (TSX:NA) boosted its profits a modest three per cent to $330 million and said its quarterly dividend will rise by four per cent to 50 cents per common share with the next payment. Its shares were off 70 cents to $49.70.In commodities, February bullion dropped $17.30 to US$1,190.40 an ounce, while March copper declined about a penny to US$2.90 a pound.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials gained 58.69 points to 17,958.79. The Nasdaq picked up 11.32 points to 4,780.76 while the S&P 500 index inched ahead 3.45 points to 2,075.37.U.S. employers added 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years. The U.S. Labor Department also said Friday that 44,000 more jobs were added in September and October combined than the government had previously estimated.Meanwhile, Canada’s unemployment rate nudged up in November to 6.6 per cent as 10,700 jobs were lost last month. However, Statistics Canada said the decline was within its survey’s margin of error and noted that it followed two months of strong employment growth.In other corporate news, the merger between Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX:THI) and Burger King Worldwide Inc. was approved late Thursday by the federal government, with a list of stipulations that include a five-year promise on jobs for employees at its restaurant locations and a continuation of its current community support levels. Tim Hortons shares gained 1.7 per cent, or $1.58, to $96.97.Follow @dj_friend on Twitter. read more


Continuing absence of political solution to IsraelPalestine conflict undermines and compounds UN

Rosemary DiCarlo was briefing the UN Security Council on the latest situation in the Middle East and said hopes for two States living side by side in peace, “continue to be replaced by the rising fears of future annexation. The possibility of establishing a viable and contiguous Palestinian State continues to be eroded by facts on the ground.”The UN had “repeatedly warned that the conflict cannot be managed in perpetuity”, she said, adding that without any change in approach, there would only be more deterioration, “radicalization on all sides, more suffering and conflict.”The political and peacebuilding chief told Council members that Israeli settlements continue to expand, despite having “no legal effect” and constituting a “violation of international law”.In a continuing cycle of violence, Ms. DiCarlo noted that out of seven Palestinians overall, four children had been killed in Gaza by Israeli forces in the first quarter of the year, with 1,316 injured during ongoing protests, centred around the border fence. She condemned violence on both sides, and reminded Israel lethal force could only be used “in response to an imminent threat of death or serious injury as a last resort.”Gaza crisis deepens, while needs riseThe DPPA chief said that was making “important progress” in implementing a programme of humanitarian aid and economic support to stabilize the situation in the Gaza Strip, which continues to be blockaded by Israel, and subject to intra-Palestinian strife, between the extremists of Hamas and the West Bank-based Fatah faction.“As we consistently reiterate, at its core the crisis in Gaza is political”, she said. “Significant progress on the lifting of the closures and advancing intra-Palestinian reconciliation remain essential.”She said over the past year, $110 million had been raised for fuel, health, water, sanitation and job programmes in Gaza, while $4.6 million had been put aside since September to help delivery essential medications and support some 9,500 surgeries.Five tunnels under ‘Blue Line’Turning to the border demarcation between southern Lebanon and northern Israel, or “Blue Line”, Ms. DiCarlo said the situation was calm, although the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, has now confirmed the existence of five tunnels which have been dug under the border, “three of which it has confirmed cross the Blue Line, and constitute a violation of resolution 1701”, said Ms. DiCarlo.As we mobilize in each crisis to address the critical needs of the Palestinian population, be it in Gaza or the West Bank,” she concluded, “we shall not lose sight of the core political issue, namely the prospect of two peaceful and secure states living side by side in harmony.“This imperative compels us all to work with the parties, bring them back to the negotiation table and urge them to avoid unilateral actions that undermine the prospect for peace” she added. “Only determined action by the parties themselves can salvage the two-State solution.” read more


James Harden Gets Fouled On 3s More Than Any NBA Team

James Harden has become an occupational hazard for referees. Earlier this month, the Jazz were up seven on the Rockets with just over a minute to play, and Utah players were at their wit’s end with the officials. Following a signal that the Jazz had committed yet another foul, Joe Johnson threw his right hand up in disgust. Rudy Gobert shook his head in disbelief. Rodney Hood, who was charged with the foul, looked for a ref with whom he could plead. Joe Ingles had both palms out, confused as to how so little contact could prompt a call.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The whistle marked the fourth time that night that Utah had been charged with fouling Harden in the act of shooting a 3-pointer. And while that might sound unbelievable, it wasn’t even the first time this season that the MVP frontrunner had drawn four shooting fouls from the arc in a game.1He also drew four shooting fouls while attempting 3-pointers during a Dec. 31 victory over the Knicks.Harden has long been great at drawing fouls no matter where he is on the court, but he has taken the art form to new heights on his 3-point attempts this season. After drawing 27 fouls while trying to shoot a triple in 2014-15 and inducing 46 such fouls last season,2According to’s Play Index. Harden has drawn a whopping 108 shooting fouls from distance this year with 11 games left to play. For context, consider that, outside of the Rockets, no team has garnered more than 73 of those calls.3Amazingly, if you limit Harden to just the 12 games in which he drew at least three 3-point shooting fouls, his 38 fouls drawn in those contests would outpace 21 teams’ totals for the season so far.If you subtract Harden’s numbers from the rest of the league’s, the average NBA player has drawn fouls on 1.6 percent of his 3-pointers this season, according to BigDataBall, which tracks the league’s play-by-play logs. Harden is drawing 3-point shooting fouls at a 16.7 percent clip, or more than 10 times as often. How is he so good at this? PLAYER/TEAMSHOOTING FOULS DRAWN ON 3-POINT ATTEMPTS James Harden: This season’s MVP of drawing 3-point shooting fouls Russell WestbrookOKC482224.6 Lou WilliamsHOU3925012.8 Stephen CurryGSW682223.2 Mike ConleyMEM346236.6 Isaiah ThomasBOS550224.0 “As an opponent, no, I don’t admire it,” Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony told reporters when asked about Harden’s tactics. “As a fan, [I] admire it. Because we as offensive guys, guys who like to score, always try to find tricks that can work in our favor. He found something that’s working for him. So no, as an opponent, I hate it.” (I asked a league spokesman about this issue as it relates to Harden — particularly since the NBA stopped awarding shooting fouls for a similar rip-through move years ago — but he said it’s against league policy to discuss how a particular player is officiated.)Harden isn’t oblivious to the perception that he draws more shooting fouls than he probably should. But the crafty guard makes no apologies, either, saying a defender making contact on a jump shot should merit a foul just like someone bumping a shooter near the basket would. “A foul is a foul no matter how it’s committed,” he told Time in a Q&A this season.Sometimes Harden’s strategy backfires in embarrassing fashion, as he’ll incorrectly anticipate contact and throw up a wild shot in hopes of drawing a foul that never comes.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But more often than not, it’s been a worthwhile gamble for Harden and the Rockets to go for the foul. That’s become even more true in the past month, since Houston traded for Lou Williams, the player who’s drawn the second-most 3-point shooting fouls in the NBA this season — trailing, of course, only Harden. I asked Houston general manager Daryl Morey about having both of the league’s top two guys in such an odd category, and he said he and others in the Rockets’ front office had noticed Williams’s unusual ability to draw contact from the perimeter, but that it wasn’t the overriding reason they made the swap with the Lakers.“We knew that both Lou and James are extremely good shooters that are hard to guard. So, going over the screen and being physical with them is one of the only ways to guard them, which causes them to get fouled more than others,” Morey said. “That said, we focused more on their overall efficiency than how people have to foul them to stop them.”Teams will do their best to stop Harden from using the trick once the postseason starts. But if last year’s playoffs are any indication, that may not work, either: Harden drew five whistles on just 42 3-point attempts. Three of those fouls came in one half, in a game against the Warriors.Neil Paine assisted with research for this story.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Nicolas BatumCHA347246.9 Harden has drawn more 3-point shooting fouls than any other NBA team PLAYERTEAM3PT ATTEMPTS3PT FOULS DRAWN3PT FOUL RATE Kemba WalkerCHA502244.8 Damian LillardPOR484255.2 Jeff TeagueIND2012210.9 Harden plays on the Rockets, who have drawn 132 total shooting fouls, including his 108. Stats are for the 2016-17 season as of March 21.Source: BigDataBall Hornets68 Trailblazers41 Goran DragicMIA248249.7 James Harden108 Lakers73 Stats as of March 21. Restricted to players who drew at least 20 fouls on 3-point attempts.Source: BigDataBall Raptors52 James HardenHOU64710816.7% The Rockets star has a couple patterns he uses to consistently get these calls. Unlike Jamal Crawford, who has drawn dozens of perimeter shooting fouls as players barrel into his legs during close-outs, Harden would seem to be the one initiating contact on many of his fouls.In particular, Harden has found a way to turn even solid, respectable defenders into victims. He generally waits until his man puts a hand up to defend, then locks arms with him and jumps to begin a shot, making the defender appear guilty. Harden basically forces perimeter defenders to play with their hands down along the 3-point line.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Back on New Year’s Eve, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek vented about this after a loss in Houston, saying it’s impossible to defend Harden given his ability to trick officials. “He grabs with his left arm, has the ball in the right hand and wraps his left arm with your hand,” said Hornacek, whose team fouled Harden from 3-point range four times4He drew all four of them in an 18-minute span during the second half. that night while Harden racked up a 53 points, 16 rebounds and 17 assists. “To me, that’s an offensive foul. But he does it fast, quick — it’s hard to see.”Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The other thing Harden does well: Stop on a dime and pop jumpers just as he’s navigating around screens. That trick makes life hell for the defenders who are sprinting to go over the pick to stay with him. Harden’s world-class ability to stop abruptly means that defenders frequently can’t hit the brakes as quickly as he can, which leads to players running into him from behind, prompting 3-shot fouls. This has been especially true this season, as defenders have tried to stay on Harden’s hip more than usual5Defenses have been guarding Harden more and more closely over the past four years. Opponents have been within four feet of him for 65 percent of his shots this season, up from 51, 61 and 62 percent, respectively, during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons, according to to prevent him from spraying the ball wherever he wants in Houston’s spacious offense. Kyle LowryTOR444306.8 Pacers51 Eric BledsoePHX309237.4 read more


Multotecs mineral processing highlights at Electra Mining

first_imgAt Electra Mining Africa 2010, Multotec is exhibiting an extensive suite of products. Engineers on the booth explain how advanced technologies have been applied to the specific requirements of each minerals processing application. There is likely to be considerable interest in the Multotec Max 1450 cyclone, the Multotec spiral and Multotec Wear Lining’s exhibit, all of which have already been attracting significant attention in the market.Said to be one of the most cost-effective solutions in DMS, the Max range of hydrocyclones, developed by Multotec, are a great advance in alumina-tiled cyclone engineering design. Designed using extensive field experience and using computational fluid dynamic analysis and 3D CAD, the Max range offers a number of major features. The ‘Max’ designation is derived from the maximum efficiency of separation and maximum wear life provided by these cyclones.The Max 1450 cyclone boasts a number of innovative design features, including the inlet head which reduces wear and turbulence, lengthening the life cycle of the inlet and increasing capacity. The scrolled evolute inlet also provides for a higher capacity compared with a traditional tangential inlet, while the smooth evolute entry into the inlet results in a more efficient separation process within the cyclone. The inlet head can also be custom designed to meet the specific capacity requirements of customers.The parallel throat spigot design eliminates the initial high wear rate and maintains the spigot size for longer, while the overflow design enables any leak to be noticed immediately, eliminating the potential for the loss of product or mate- rial to the overflow.The major advantages of this more specialised design include the easy removal of the lightweight vortex finder and the ease of inspection to determine internal wear within the cyclone.The design of the flanged joints eliminates the possibility of efficiency losses through inward steps. The wetted joints are sealed with epoxy, thereby avoiding the problem of gaskets protruding into the cyclone body. Separation is enhanced, producing less misplaced material. Finally, pre-engineered tiles are designed to ensure that lining failure is prevented while the wear life of the cyclone is extended.Also on display, will be the Multotec 420 high-capacity cyclones which offer significant advantages in reducing maintenance and operating costs. These cyclones are equipped with weep holes to prevent damage to cyclone housings and prolong operational life.There are also the Multotec SX7 coal spirals which are provided with auxiliary splitters that allow for easier control and a more flexible operating range for the discard cut. Spirals are supplied with pipe launders for product collection. Pipe launders are lightweight, durable, spillage free and corrosion resistant.Another highlight on the outside stand is the Multotec Wear Linings display. This group company is intent on showing that ceramic as a lining material can, contrary to popular perception, in fact, withstand impact. A selection of liner panels with ceramics of different thickness embedded in various matrices will be impacted on by a 120-mm rock dropped from a height of 2.5 m. For the purposes of the test, material will be fed by conveyor through a lined chute onto easily interchangeable panels.The working Rondo chute system display discharges material onto a return conveyor, with transfer between feed and return conveyors taking place through a vibratory feeder lined with removable, bolt-on and rubber-backed ceramic liners. The closure of the circuit between the feed and return conveyors at the opposite end is through a Multotec-designed transfer chute. Ceramic pulley lagging will be displayed at the drive and tail ends of both feed and return conveyor pulleys.Multotec Manufacturing launched its injection-moulded modular rubber screen panels for small aperture sizes, a P3P adaptor sleeve for screens with conventional angled runners, a reversible sievebend housing manufactured from high-density polyethylene, which is lighter than conventional steel housings and does not require special linings for corrosive environments and its modular trommel panels for heavy-duty applications, which reduce cost and manufacturing time.Multotec Magnetics, a subsidiary company which specialises in the separation of minerals and materials on the basis of their magnetic properties, is showcasing a number of new developments, including low-intensity drum separators which have been completely re-engineered for improved performance, serviceability and durability. Visitors can also see the new overband tramp removal magnets, which are compliant with underground requirements, and the high-intensity ‘dewatering’ magnet used in dense-media separation circuits and iron-ore beneficiation.last_img read more


Antequera with an emergency meeting

Antequera board of directors has called for a new emergency meeting for this week, a meeting of urgency in which the financial situation of the club will be discussed. A lot of proposals will be talked, mainly how to save the Malagan club from the bad financial situation, before the season restarts again in February. The club has a deficit of almost 600,000 Euros, and this means that the club needs to find a solution if they are to compete in the ASOBAL. One solution is to give the club to the Malaga CF. ← Previous Story HSV thanks Carlen – seeks new coach! Next Story → Slovenia without Bilbija at EHF EURO 2012


Lingerie Football League to hold open tryouts in Dublin

first_imgTHE LINGERIE FOOTBALL league say they are set to hold open trials for a new Dublin team.The controversial LFL — which recently rebranded as the Legends Football League — say they plan to recruit Irish women for an ‘Irish franchise’ to compete in their European league of American football teams who play in skimpy uniforms.“This is certainly an exciting time to be part of the LFL and a fan as the sport continues its unprecedented growth globally,” a statement reads. “It’s amazing to think that women from places like Germany, Italy, Russia and other places all over the world are aware of our sport and aspire to play on the now global stage of LFL Football.”Details of the Dublin trials will be made publicly soon, they say.Here’s a promo video from the league’s recent relaunch:YouTube: Legends Football LeagueWhat do you think?Conor Cooney to sit out Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final‘Let them come at us’: Ireland oozing confidence ahead of Scotland showdownlast_img read more


Mourinho should be advised to change his approach

first_imgFormer Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder McMahon thinks someone at Manchester United should have advised Mourinho to change his approach with the media if he wants to remain a successful coach.“You have to give him kudos for winning the trophies he has done but I don’t think there’s any need for him to come out and give himself a pat on the back. Top managers don’t do that, they leave it to other people to gauge how successful you are or you’re not,” McMahon said, according to Sky Sports.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Someone should have reined him in. It’s Manchester United, say ‘excuse me, this is not about you, can you talk about the game or Manchester United and how you can make it better’.McMahon also played for Everton, Aston Villa and Manchester City. After his playing career ended, he began his coaching and managing career with Swindon Town, and later managed Blackpool, winning a promotion with both of these clubs. He later had a brief spell as manager of Perth Glory in Australia.last_img read more


NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time QA Supervisor at Spectra Medical DevicesFull-Time IT Manager at Spectra Medical DevicesPart-Time Receptionist at CareOneFull-Time/Part-Time Crew at McDonald’sFull-Time/Part-Time Department Manager at McDonald’sFull-Time/Part-Time Maintenance Person at McDonald’sPart-Time Nanny For 1 Wilmington ChildFull-Time CNC Machinist at TecometFull-Time Customer Service Coordinator at DSM Full-Time Shipping & Receiving Associate at Locus Robotics(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more


Dick Gregory Paul Mooney to Perform at Washingtons Howard Theatre

first_imgComedians Paul Mooney and Dick Gregory. (Facebook Photo)(Updated 11/03/2015) Comedians Dick Gregory and Paul Mooney will once again grace the stage on Dec. 6 to mark their second appearance at Washington D.C.’s Howard Theatre in 2015, offering racial satires filled with activism that will not only entertain but teach.Gregory, a St. Louis native, is an activist, philosopher, anti-drug crusader, comedian, author, actor, recording artist, and nutritionist. He also participated in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.After serving in the U.S. Army, Gregory first entered the national comedy scene in 1961 at Chicago’s Playboy Club. According to various websites, his break came as a direct request from publisher Hugh Hefner.  According to The Howard Theatre website, Gregory spent more time on social issues and less time on performing during the 1960s, protesting several issues and participating in marches and parades to support a range of causes, including opposition to the Vietnam War, world hunger, and drug abuse.According to the Americans Who Tell The Truth organization, founded in 2002, Gregory ran for president as a write-in candidate for the Freedom and Peace Party in 1968. His campaign ran on a platform of civil rights, peace in Vietnam, and racial and social justice, the organization’s website stated.Oakland, Calif. native Mooney entered the entertainment field through the Charles Gody Circus, where he was a ringmaster, and later wrote comedy material for Richard Pryor’s “Saturday Night Live” appearances and “The Richard Pryor Show.” He also co-wrote Pryor’s albums “Live On Sunset,”  “Bicentennial Nigger,” and “Is It Something I Said,” as well as Pryor’s film “Jo Jo Dancer.”In addition to writing for Pryor, Mooney also wrote material for “In Living Color,” and co-starred with Damon Wayans and Jada Pinkett-Smith in the Spike Lee film “Bamboozled.”For more information or to purchase tickets for the show, visit Tickets can also be purchased at read more


Brian Bumbery Publicist for Metallica Madonna and Green Day Joins Apple Music

first_imgBumbery’s appointment is not a total surprise, as his firm, particularly longtime associate Sam Citron, has been working with Apple Music for many months.Prior to joining Warner Bros. in 2002, Bumbery was a partner at the independent PR company Score Press, where he worked closely with Dashboard Confessional, Pet Shop Boys, Saves the Day, and others. He also represented the independent label Vagrant Records.An announcement of the full BB Gun roster is expected in the coming weeks. Popular on Variety Veteran public relations strategist Brian Bumbery – who has worked closely with Metallica, Green Day, Chris Cornell and Madonna and spent eight years at Warner Bros. Records, before launching his own BB Gun Press firm in 2011 — has joined Apple as Director, Apple Music Publicity, Variety has learned. BB Gun will continue under the leadership of Luke Burland, Bumbery’s former WBR colleague, who joined the firm in 2016 along with clients Fergie, Meghan Trainor, Shania Twain and Josh Groban, among others.The move comes in the context of a larger transition at Apple Music, as former head Jimmy Iovine recently completed his move to a consulting role this month. Apple Music named Oliver Schusser, formerly in a senior role in the company’s European operation, as its new head in April. Apple chief Tim Cook announced in May that the company had passed 50 million subscribers (including free trials) in May; the company is on track to overtake global market leader Spotify in the U.S. within the next few months, sources tell Variety.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more


US Pacific commander adheres to neutrality in Asia

first_imgBANGKOK (AP) – The head of U.S. Asia-Pacific military operations says Washington is re-engaging with the region but will not intervene in any of its conflicts.U.S. Pacific Command chief Adm. Samuel Locklear III said Tuesday during a visit to Thailand that the U.S. is looking into building longer-term relationships with India and China, as America’s primary interests lie with Asia-Pacific countries.He said the U.S. will remain neutral in the maritime conflict in East China Sea between China and Japan, as well as those in the South China Sea pitting China against other nations, since it is Washington’s policy not to take sides in any territorial disputes. Top Stories Comments   Share   Locklear also visited China, the Philippines, Bangladesh and India in his first visit to the region since assuming the Pacific command in March.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daycenter_img Sponsored Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Check your body, save your life Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more


Study Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming

first_img WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.Ragweed pollen levels are likely to quadruple for much of Europe because warmer temperatures will allow the plants to take root more, and carbon dioxide will make them grow more, says a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. Other factors not related to man-made climate change will also contribute. Earlier studies show that ragweed pollen season in North America has already extended by as much as three weeks in some northern locales, partly because of climate change.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency climate scientist Michael Kolian, who wasn’t part of the new study, said the French study fits with previous research and the U.S. National Climate Assessment, which concluded “climate change, as well as increased carbon dioxide by itself, can contribute to increased production of plant-based allergens.”___Online:Nature Climate Change: Borenstein can be followed at © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ragweed isn’t native to Europe, but was imported from America in the late 19th century. It hasn’t quite become established all over the continent, at least not yet.Parts of France, the United Kingdom and Germany don’t have the allergens now, but they will by 2050, says study co-author Robert Vautard, a climate scientist at the Climate and Environment Sciences Laboratory in Yvette, France. That includes Paris, where Vautard lives.“As warmer temperatures and higher carbon dioxide concentrations allow ragweed to become more vigorous and invade further north, we can expect to see many more allergy sufferers,” said Daniel Chapman, an invasive species expert at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Edinburgh, Scotland. He did not take part in the study, but praised it.The researchers used computer simulations with different scenarios of carbon dioxide pollution for the next 35 years. And if the world doesn’t make a large change in emissions from coal, oil and gas, the computer runs predicted increases in the annual pollen count of 100 to 1,100 percent, with a general average of around 300 percent, Vautard said.Land use and the way the non-native plants take over new areas account for about one-third of the increased ragweed counts, with climate change the rest, Vautard said. Check your body, save your life Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober FILE – In this Aug. 14, 2001 file photo, pollen on a ragweed plant in is seen Newark, N.J. A new study says global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century. It’s projected that ragweed pollen levels are likely to quadruple for much of Europe. But why? Warmer temperatures will allow the plants to take root more and carbon dioxide will make them grow more. That’s according to the study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File) Sponsored Stories center_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img read more


National Recovery Measure Rises to 88

first_img Share April 7, 2014 427 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) delivered some good news Monday in that 59 of the 350 metro markets have returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity. In the NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), the national average is running at 88 percent, with 11 metros gained year-over-year.With the spring buying season in the housing market right around the corner and stronger employment numbers reported, confidence is gaining that economic recovery is right around the corner. Analysts and home builders alike agree that that this looks to be a very strong year for housing. A steady release of pent up demand from buyers seems imminent, so there is light at the end of the tunnel—and it’s not a train.“I think the big news here is that regions outside of the energy states continue to gain ground,” said NAHB chief economist David Crowe. “It’s a promising sign to see areas like Los Angeles and San Jose joining the top ten largest MSAs [metropolitan statistical areas] showing a recovery. We still expect 2014 to be a strong year for housing and to aid in the overall economic recovery. The job market continues to mend and with that we will see a steady release of pent up demand of buyers.”With the middle of the country experiencing an energy boom, places like Midland and Odessa, Texas, show that their markets have doubled in strength prior to the recession. Smaller metros like Bismarck and Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Casper, Wyoming, are currently at the top of the list.In major metros, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has topped the list, while Honolulu, Oklahoma City, Austin, Houston, San Jose, and Harrisburg have all shown great signs of recovery.Overall, 28 perfect of metro areas had a rising score, and 83 percent have shown an improvement over last year’s results. This raised the nation’s index score—this time from 0.87 to 0.88.NAHB’s index is based on 350 markets that are scored by their average permit, price, and employment levels for the last twelve months and dividing the annual average over the last period of normal growth, which mostly took place from 2000 to 2003 in homes and 2007 in employment.center_img Home Prices Homebuilders Housing Permits Jobs National Association of Home Builders 2014-04-07 Paul Salfen National Recovery Measure Rises to 88%last_img read more


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first_imgCancun – known for the majestic beauty of its shoreline-, has successfully begun the beach recovery project with an investment of more than USD $71 million dollars ($957 million pesos), throughout the state of Quintana Roo. The project began on September 4th, 2009 with the delivery of more than two thousand tons of pipeline material to Cancun; the project will deliver 1.3 billion gallons (6.1 million cubic meters) of sand to replenish Cancun’s Hotel Zone seashore.Although the project has endured some unforeseen delays, due to weather conditions, the venture resumed on November 15th and continues with great advancement, already creating a very noticeable difference.As of December 1st, 2009, more than 227,020 gallons (1’191,550 cubic meters) had been poured onto 1.28 miles (2,047 meters) of Cancun’s beaches. This represents a 23% advance for the whole project.The safety of tourists and workers has always been and remains a top priority. Hoteliers, contractors and CFE (Comisión Federal de Electricidad, Federal Commission of Electricity) supervisors are taking the necessary measures to guarantee the safety of all tourists during the beach recovery process, making sure all equipment is maintained in optimal working conditions to avoid any unnecessary incidents.The project is funded by both federal and state governments. Local participating municipalities and private investments will reinstate approximately 6.9 miles (11.1 kilometers) of Cancun’s coastline between Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc, creating a spectacular beach oasis with more than 131 feet (40 meters) in width.A team of researchers studied a range of factors prior to the restoration initiation, such as the variety of cycles within climates that would provide the ideal moment to begin revitalizing the beautiful beaches of the state. The projects’ main purpose is not only to replenish the sand, but to provide a long-term environmentally conscious result, said the project’s Chief Engineer, Carlos Espinal. He explained that the sand that will be dispensed onto the beach has many unique characteristics: it remains cool and doesn’t get hot with the sun; it has a high density that is compatible with the current sand, and as a result would have a low volume loss in case of a meteorological event. The beach recovery project is set to be completed on February 10th, 2010.www.cancun.travellast_img read more


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