UK deploys second warship to Gulf

first_imgType 45 Destroyer HMS Duncan will sail to the Gulf in the next few days to join HMS Montrose. The UK said the tanker had been on its way to Syria, where trade would have breached European sanctions. A British Royal Navy ship (L) patrols near supertanker Grace 1 suspected of carrying crude oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions after it was detained off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4, 2019. – Authorities did not say where the oil came from but specialised shipping trade publication Lloyd’s List said the Panamanian-flagged tanker was thought to be transporting crude from Iran. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP) (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images) The UK will send another warship to the Gulf in order to bolster its military presence as tensions with Iran escalate. Earlier today Iran demanded the UK release the oil tanker it seized. Read more: UK ships on heightened alert after Iran ‘tries to block’ oil tanker A war of rhetoric has broken out between the countries, with one Iranian official telling state news agency IRNA that the UK must not get involved in “this dangerous game”. A government spokeswoman said: “As part of our long-standing presence in the Gulf, HMS Duncan is deploying to the region to ensure we maintain a continuous maritime security presence while HMS Montrose comes off task for pre-planned maintenance and crew changeover. whatsapp Share The MoD has brought forward HMS Duncan’s deployment – originally scheduled to relieve Montrose – in an attempt to deal with rising risks in the region. Joe Curtis center_img Montrose intervened earlier this week when Iranian ships attempted to seize a British oil tanker, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Iran has denied the altercation. Read more: Iran urges UK to release seized oil tanker UK deploys second warship to Gulf amid rising Iran tensions HMS Duncan will work alongside HMS Montrose before the latter returns to Bahrain for maintenance. “This will ensure that the UK, alongside international partners, can continue to support freedom of navigation for vessels transiting through this vital shipping lane.” Friday 12 July 2019 2:05 pm Iran’s alleged attempt to seize the oil tanker British heritage follow the UK’s arrest of an Iranian tanker last week. whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndoPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndolast_img read more

London house prices: What £500k buys you in tube zones 1 to 6

first_imgSimilarly, priced areas include West Kensington, Finsbury Park and Maida Vale. Canary Wharf is a thriving business location, and the average property price is £503,174. London house prices: What £500k gets you in tube zones 1 to 6 It costs around a fifth less to buy a home in Zone 4 than in Zone 3. Northwick Park, home to the University of Westminster, and Preston Road are both Zone 4 locations where you could buy a property for under £400,000. When you get to Zone 3, prices average at around £500,000, so it could be where to look for more choice. With an average travel time of half an hour into Central London, and new town centre and green space developments, Zone 3 is a promising spot. Step into the close by area of Stratford in E15 and there are roads of three-bedroom houses selling for between £450,000 and £550,000. East Acton and Bethnal Green also sit in Zone 2 and have homes available for a similar price. Zone 5 The average house price in Zone 1 is inevitably higher than the other zones. This said, there are 3-bed flats and maisonettes available from £450,000. They tend to have small kitchens, but tube stations are a short walk. You could catch a view of the London Eye or the Shard from your window. Multiple national lockdowns have spurred many homeowners and potential buyers to revaluate their needs when it comes to house buying. Also Read: London house prices: What £500k gets you in tube zones 1 to 6 Multiple national lockdowns have spurred many homeowners and potential buyers to revaluate their needs when it comes to house buying. Also Read: London house prices: What £500k gets you in tube zones 1 to 6 Despite a longer commute into Central London, Zone 6 is more expensive to buy than Zone 5. This said, houses for sale cluster around locations like Orpington, where £500,00 can buy a 3-bedroom terrace with your own garden. House prices differ considerably, even between adjacent tube stations. The average house price in Knightsbridge will set you back around £1.6m but hop on the tube for ten minutes to West Kensington, and the average slips to a more attainable £533,000. If you’re a David Beckham fan, you could live where he grew up in Leytonstone, with an easy commute to the city via the Central Line. £500,000 could buy a two- or three- bed house or flat. The stamp duty break ends on the 31st March, but it is possible that this will be extended given the unpredictability of the national lockdown. Zone 1 The average price for a home in London has reached record heights of £514,000, so what does this get you in each of London’s zones? For London workers, it can be an unsettling dilemma whether to spend more on a house near the office or upsize further out but spend more time and money on tubes. Zone 4’s Wembley Park also boasts a comparatively affordable price range, averaging at £455,230. Barking is attracting first-time buyers from East London in need of a quick commute to the City by train to Fenchurch Street station. South Kensington is a popular choice for renters and buyers alike. Flats tend to have modern fittings, natural light and are in close range of bars and restaurants. But, they are much smaller than other parts of London for the price. Tuesday 23 February 2021 6:55 pm London tube lines that have experienced the highest increases in property price in 2020 (Source: Multiple national lockdowns have spurred many homeowners and potential buyers to revaluate their needs when it comes to house buying. Also Read: London house prices: What £500k gets you in tube zones 1 to 6 Therefore, it might be as good a time as ever to move to London. You could save a whopping £15,000 on a £500,000 purchase, giving buyers another incentive, especially in more central zones. whatsapp Zone 2 Michiel Willems Zone 4 If a location in Zone 2 appeals the most, Mile End properties average at around £359,595. Due to a variety of Victorian terraces, there is choice for every young professional. Greenwich and Kilburn’s one- and two-bedroom period conversion flats are popular with first-time buyers. The biggest cost gap between zones is between Zones 1 and 2. The average house price in Hammersmith is around £1m but moving one tube stop to Goldhawk Road can get you a spacious two-bedroom property for around £500,000. On the boundary of Zone 1 and 2, is one of London’s most sought-after locations, Notting Hill. Properties among its famous gardens have attracted a high level of interest after the first lockdown. There are currently 91 studios and flats on Zoopla under £500,000 in the area. Multiple national lockdowns have spurred many homeowners and potential buyers to revaluate their needs when it comes to house buying. 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Also Read: London house prices: What £500k gets you in tube zones 1 to 6 Zone 6 Coulsdon offers three-, four- or five-bedroom houses in suburban areas from £500,000. For an easy commute, somewhere like Hillingdon offers houses with spare bedrooms. It only takes 25 minutes on the train to London Waterloo from Twickenham, home to England Rugby. For £500,000 you can buy a three-bedroom house, or up to three bedroom flats. Show Comments ▼ The cheapest places are around Beckton Park, Hainault, and West Ham. Two-bedroom flats in Richmond start at £400,000, with three-bedroom flats from £525,000. London’s cheapest tube lines (Source: Share Zone 3 The most affordable travel zone is Zone 5. You could live in Eastcote for £269,639; the cheapest location on the Metropolitan Line. Zone 5 includes areas such as Hounslow, Harrow, Chingford, and Stanmore. Stanmore is known for good schools, so is worth a look for young families. 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Notorious drug lord ‘El Chapo’ pleads not guilty to federal charges

first_imgCrime & Courts | Federal Government | Nation & World | NPR NewsNotorious drug lord ‘El Chapo’ pleads not guilty to federal chargesJanuary 20, 2017 by Merrit Kennedy, NPR Share:For decades, U.S. authorities have been preparing to prosecute one of the world’s most feared drug traffickers, known as El Chapo.Today, the Justice Department announced charges against Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera following his extradition from Mexico to the United States. He landed Thursday evening on Long Island, N.Y., and this afternoon entered a plea of not guilty at a federal court in Brooklyn.“Today marks a milestone in our pursuit of Chapo Guzman,” said Robert Capers, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn. “So who is Chapo Guzman? In short, he’s a man known for no other life than a life of crime, violence, death and destruction. And now he’ll have to answer to that. That’s who Chapo Guzman is.”The Associated Press described the scene: “Holding his unshackled hands behind his back, Guzman appeared calm and collected as he gave yes and no answers, through an interpreter, to a judge’s questions.”In a statement, acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates called him the “alleged leader of a multi-billion dollar, multi-national criminal enterprise that funneled drugs onto our streets and violence and misery into our communities.”Prosecutors are seeking life in prison and a $14 billion forfeiture in drug proceeds and illicit profits from the drug trafficking kingpin. The 17-count indictment accuses El Chapo of operating a continuing criminal enterprise which included murder conspiracy, other drug-related crimes including money laundering, and use of firearms.“As part of the extradition process, we had to assure the Mexican government that the death penalty would not be sought,” Capers said.The allegations date back to the 1980s. Guzman, 59, is accused of leading the Sinaloa drug cartel, which became the world’s largest drug trafficking organization.The indictment alleges that Guzman “directed a large sale narcotics transportation network involving the use of land, air and sea transportation assets, shipping multi-ton quantities of cocaine from South America, through Central America and Mexico, and finally into the United States.”The billions in profits were then “laundered back to Mexico,” according to the court documents. Guzman, along with other cartel leaders, allegedly hired hitmen “who carried out hundreds of acts of violence, including murders, assaults, kidnappings, and acts of torture at the direction of the defendants.”The Mexican government has approved the U.S. request to prosecute these charges, which were filed in a federal court in New York, the Justice Department added.As NPR’s Carrie Kahn reports from Mexico City:“Mexico had at one point said it would not extradite Guzman and would have him stand trial for his crimes at home. That was shortly after a second arrest in 2014. But the government reversed itself after being embarrassed by Guzman’s brazen escape from Mexico’s maximum security prison in the summer of 2015.“From a hole that began [in the shower floor] in Guzman’s prison cell, the drug lord climbed down a ladder and then rode a rigged motorcycle through a mile-long tunnel to freedom. Guzman remained on the run for nearly six months. During that time, he met secretly with Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and U.S. actor Sean Penn.“Shortly after, though, and partly due to his meeting with the stars, Mexican officials caught up with Guzman, capturing him in January of last year. This time officials immediately began extradition procedures. Guzman’s lawyers have been fighting it ever since. He lost his final appeal this week.”El Chapo has eluded law enforcement for decades, as William F. Sweeney, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office, told reporters.U.S. officials vowed that Guzman won’t escape again.“He’s about to face American justice. … And I assure you, no tunnel will be built leading to his bathroom,” said Angel Melendez, special agent in charge of ICE Homeland Security Investigations in New York CityNPR correspondent Joel Rose in New York contributed to this report.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit this story:last_img read more

LISTEN: Bristol Bay communities sing for Orthodox Christmas

first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | SouthwestLISTEN: Bristol Bay communities sing for Orthodox ChristmasJanuary 11, 2021 by Izzy Ross, KDLG – Dillingham Share:The only person to star in St. Seraphim of Sarov’s Orthodox Church. Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (Photo by Izzy Ross/KDLG)Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A small group of people sings through cloth masks. It’s slavii at St. Seraphim of Sarov’s Orthodox Church in Dillingham. At the front of the church, a boy is spinning a star decorated with tinsel. Normally, he’d be surrounded by others doing the same.Father Jason Isaac is the rector in Dillingham. Despite restrictions, he said, the spirit of the celebration hasn’t changed.“I’m very surprised to see the joy. The message of Christ being born will always be celebrated joyously,” he said. “With this year being different because of COVID-19, the people are still trying to bring joy to each other by singing here the carols.”Carolers twirl bright tinsel stars in households around their communities. Some travel to other villages as well. “Starring” symbolizes the birth of Christ and ushers in the new year.Slavii is a Russian Orthodox tradition in what’s now Ukraine. But it has a long history in Alaska and Bristol Bay specifically. Carols here are sung in Slavonic, an archaic Russian dialect used by the Orthodox Church, but also Yup’ik and English. People usually go from house to house to sing, visit, eat and rest.“Throughout the days up to (Jan.) 13, they’ll be going outside people’s homes, singing carols as they did once a long long time ago,” he said.Dora Andrew-Ihrke is a parishioner at the Holy Resurrection Church in Aleknagik. She’s celebrated slavii for seven decades.“We elaborately decorate a star that we twirl in memory of the star that the wise men followed,” she said. “We go from house to house in remembrance of that, celebrating Christ’s birth.”Andrew-Ihrke has strong memories of slavii when she was young.“We went by dog team in Aleknagik,” she said. “We didn’t necessarily travel to villages ’till later years when we had my dad’s car and could go on the road from Aleknagik to Dillingham. Which enabled us to then fly to where our relatives were, where the strongest church was, and that was at New Stuyahok.”They also traveled to Ekwok, Koliganek, Clark’s Point and Ekuk. In later years, they went east to visit Igiugig and Iliamna.This year, Andrew-Ihrke said they are turning to technology to bring music into their homes.“I told my family that they can celebrate by having the songs sung at our house tonight. We can use our phones and sing to various important people,” she said.Instead of going to homes, Andrew-Ihrke shared a message from Matrona Gallear, an Elder who’s in her 80s.“She also wanted me to voice that the church is praying for all people in Bristol Bay, and to say Plassniku, Praznikum, happy Russian Christmas Day,” Andrew-Ihrke said.Worshippers in Dillingham will star at cemeteries and outside of homes throughout the holiday.Share this story:last_img read more

News / Fears grow over rising e-freight costs as Kale eyes new markets for GMAX

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 26/03/2015 Air cargo players have expressed fears over escalating costs if Kale Logistics’ plans to roll out its GMAX platform to other airports comes to pass.But as Mumbai Airport this morning hosted the first of its GMAX Workshops, also scheduled for tomorrow and Monday, to help air cargo stakeholders work with the new e-freight platform, the IT company defended its system.The GMAX system, which brings e-freight to the airport, has been controversial, as users must pay a charge of $4.60 per shipment – which could cost Indian exporters some $5m per year. Fears over the price of e-freight globally have heightened, after Kale admitted it would like to roll out similar systems in other airports.Kale insists that GMAX is voluntary – but according to a document on its own website, the opt-out version is complicated and involves several convoluted steps involving queueing at various counters. Sources indicate that the non-GMAX process is very slow – and therefore not a viable option. Forwarders who chose not to participate in the new system were denied access to GMAX, which initially launched at the end of 2013, from the end of November 2014. Kale has worked hard to quell concerns about GMAX, forming a Governing Council made up of members and associations at the end of last year to help work through some of the issues raised by forwarders.Some participants have questioned why there is a standard charge rather than a menu of charges which reflect what is used, such as in Dubai, but a source at Kale said that model didn’t make sense because all the options were needed. Kale also argued that there were hidden costs to forwarders in the old system.“Many costs were taken for granted,” said senior vice president Vineet Makhotra. “It took an average of 12 calls to get through the process before – so that is a cost that was not even seen by companies. Now, it’s a known cost, not just an incurred cost.”Kale said it was talking with companies to find out whether it could make the process better for “the smaller guys”.“It’s an ongoing exercise.”One source at a company resistant to GMAX charges and processes said he was concerned that Kale would try to roll out this model elsewhere, thus essentially making e-freight a needlessly expensive way of implementing efficiencies.Kale acknowledged that it does “want to do a similar model elsewhere, but it depends on the airport”. It won the concession at Mumbai, and said it is looking at other airports, both in and outside of India.A source concerned about any widening of the scheme questioned whether IATA, which has been pushing e-freight across the industry as a way of increasing efficiencies and cutting costs, was aware of how much the initiative could cost the global industry if schemes like this were put in place by IT providers around the world.Glyn Hughes, IATA Cargo chief, told The Loadstar: “IATA applauds all technology initiatives and multi-party platforms which aim to increase efficiency, add to data connectivity and support industry programmes to increase reliability, transparency and predictability in the supply chain.  “Technology should be an enabler rather than a blocker, so we also encourage direct connectivity when it is desired by business partners.“Technology providers and platforms have an incredibly important role to play in helping the air cargo industry modernize and innovate and by making technology solutions available to those that require it increases the ability of more stakeholders to benefit from these efficiencies.“However, we equally feel that those who have existing effective and functioning technology solutions should not be forced to use community platforms and incur additional costs, thus a policy of optional usage is desirable.”last_img read more

Blood donor honored for giving 120 gallons over his lifetime

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS It only took one blood donation to save Marcos Perez’s life.He’s now paid that donation forward more than 960 times, CNN reports.According to the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, his blood has helped over 3,000 people.“Mr. Perez’s story is very moving and emotional because you know why he does it — it saved his life, ” said Roger Ruiz, corporate communications specialist for nonprofit BioBridge Global. Perez first donated blood while still in high school. He said after serving four years in the Air Force, he began donating plasma and platelets on a regular basis.Now, over 37 years later, Perez is celebrating his 962nd donation which puts him in a rare category of blood donors — it marked his 120th gallon of blood given.“Mr. Perez is an unusual case because you don’t have too many 100-gallon donors,” said Ruiz. “He’s saving lives every day.”Perez donates plasma and platelets instead of whole blood because it allows him to donate up to 24 times a year. Perez said he plans to continue to donate every two weeks until “they say you can’t,” and hopes others will follow his lead.“One man can’t do it alone. We need to all work together. If we all work together and everybody goes to donate, those shelves will be fully stocked.”Roll up and make a differenceThe last year has been particularly hard for blood banks.Ruiz said that blood banks across the country, not just in southern Texas where Perez lives, are in dire need of donations.“The pandemic has really hurt us, and across the United States blood drives have been canceled because of the pandemic and social distancing,” Ruiz said. “We definitely need more people like Mr. Perez to please step up and donate.”The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center plans to recognize Mr. Perez and two other 100-plus gallon donors when they come in to give blood on the same day, according to CNN.“It’s like the all-stars of blood donors coming together for one time. You have your Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan and Tom Brady coming together to do what they do best and give blood.”Ruiz is quick to point out that you don’t have to be a superstar athlete or superhero to make a difference. All you have to do is roll up your sleeve.“We don’t all wear capes, but this is one way we can all be heroes for our community.” Ruiz added, “If Mr. Perez’s story moves you, please call your local blood center, set up a donation and be the next 100-gallon donor.”The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Health Matters: A Life-Saving Donation June 7, 2021 Man struggles to get much needed blood transfusions as Lee Health faces shortage April 17, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementTags: Blood donations AdvertisementThe gift of lifePerez was born prematurely and needed a blood transfusion.“Back then, there were no blood banks so my dad had to go ask his relatives and friends to donate blood for me.It was one of his friends that saved my life,” Perez told CNN. NCH Community Blood Center in urgent need of donations June 11, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments ‘Critically low’ supply: Lee Health seeks blood donations May 28, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Hyundai to offer mobile EV emergency charging service

first_img ‹ Previous Next › Worried about running out of power in your EV while in the Montreal area? No need to anymore, with a service from Hyundai that operates just like getting a can of gas from CAA. The automaker’s “Hyundai Charge Here” mobile EV recharging service will use three Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicles as donor cars for your boost of roadside power. With just a phone call, one of the cars will be dispatched to your location; a power inverter in the Ioniq’s trunk will allow its own juice to flow to the other car’s dead battery, with the help of special software and a Level 3 charging cable. The service can provide up to 7 kW of charge, which translates to roughly 40 kilometres of range, in about 20 minutes. Hyundai is starting the service in the greater Montreal area as a test subject, with an eye towards expanding into other major urban areas. “Montreal and the province of Quebec are aggressively supporting the transformation of personal transportation to zero emissions,” says Don Romano, president and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada, in a statement. “So much so that in the car’s first year on the market, more than 40 per cent of sales of our Ioniq eco vehicle nameplate – and nearly 50 per cent of Ioniq EV sales – came from Quebec.” The service will begin in the spring this year and will be available to any make of EV that uses an SAE J1772 Combo Charging System connector.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22017 Hyundai Ioniq EV advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”center_img Trending in Canada Trending Videos RELATED TAGSHyundaiIoniqElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew Vehicles The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2017 Ioniq EV See More Videoslast_img read more

Business Graduate Students Honor Local Companies

first_img Published: Nov. 16, 1997 Students in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder will honor five area businesses with Corporate Excellence Awards at a reception tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. The annual awards recognize businesses that contribute to the community. The awards and recipients are as follows: •The Technology and Innovation Award – QualMark Corp., Broomfield. The company provides accelerated testing systems that detect design defects in all types of products. •The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award – Bloomin’ Flower Cards, Boulder. The committee recognized Bloomin’ Flower Cards for their creative product, socially responsible approach and their ability to capitalize on minimal resources. The company makes greeting cards with flower seeds embedded in the paper. Local artists create designs and the company outsources all assembly to families who pick up kits and assemble cards at home in their spare time. They also employ mentally disadvantaged workers. •The CU Business Wall of Support Award – The Shane Co., Denver. CU alum and Business College Advisory Council member Tom Shane contributed funds for an alumni board room in the College this year. He also has shared his marketing expertise in several marketing courses over the last five years. Shane owns 13 jewelry stores throughout the United States. •The Environmental Awareness Award -– McStain Enterprises, Inc., Boulder. This company finds “green” solutions that minimize the impact of construction on the environment. Greenlee Park, a McStain development, uses cellulose insulation and solvent-free, non-toxic adhesives. •The Community Service Award – Boulder Planet, Boulder. This independent newspaper focuses on events, people and the community. The committee complimented the Planet for its involvement with community events, such as the Boulder Creek Festival. They also praised a Planet program that teaches local Girl Scouts how to be writers and reporters. Rick Sterling, co-founder and president of Sterling-Rice advertising and marketing company, will be the keynote speaker at tonight’s event. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Internationally Known Archaeologist To Speak At CU-Boulder On Feb. 12

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 3, 2005 Professor Wendy Ashmore of the University of California, Riverside, one of the world’s leading authorities on the archaeological study of space and landscape, will speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Feb. 12. Ashmore will talk about the new ways archaeologists are examining the history of ancient places like Stonehenge, the pyramids of Egypt, New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon and the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. The 10th Annual Distinguished Archaeology Lecture is sponsored by the CU-Boulder anthropology department and is free and open to the public. The talk will be held at 7 p.m. in room 1B50 of the Eaton Humanities Building and will include a question-and-answer session with the audience. The Eaton Humanities Building is located northwest of Norlin Library. Parking is available along University Avenue. Ashmore and others are working to understand the roles and meanings of archaeological sites, from their initial establishment through sequences of occupation and often up to their present-day use as tourist attractions or as symbols of national or ethnic identity. Ashmore will use examples of specific sites around the world to discuss how archaeologists address such “biographies of place.” The event is sponsored by Western Cultural Resource Management of Boulder. Ashmore has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Belize, Honduras and Guatemala, including the ancient Mayan cities of Copán, Xunantunich and Quiriguá. She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a professor in the anthropology department at UC, Riverside. She has written more than 50 articles and book chapters and has authored or edited seven archaeology books and monographs, including “Lowland Maya Settlement Patterns,” “Archaeologies of Landscape: Contemporary Perspectives” and “Archaeology: Discovering Our Past.” Ashmore is a fellow of the American Anthropological Association and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was the 2000 Distinguished Lecturer in Archaeology for the American Anthropological Association.last_img read more

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Kiren Rijiju meet for convergent thrust to ‘Fit India’ movement

first_img Comments (0) Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The ministry will engage all institutions of the health ministry along with other medical institutions and organisations such as IMA to create nationwide consciousness about fitness and wellnessUnion Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan recently met Kiren Rijiju, MoS (I/c) Youth Affairs and Sports, for charting the convergent actions of the two ministries for greater visibility and synergy towards popularising fitness in the country in various age groups.Dr Vardhan said, “In a significant move, it has been decided that there shall be convergence of activities of the Ministries of Health & Family Welfare, and Youth Affairs and Sports for giving thrust to the national ‘Fit India’ movement, that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji earlier this year to encourage people to remain healthy and fit by including physical activities and sports in their daily lives”He added that the ministry shall be engaging with all institutions of the Health Ministry along with other medical institutions and organisations such as IMA to create nationwide consciousness about fitness and wellness. The ministry shall also actively engage with the state governments, the state health ministers and principals of various medical colleges. Additionally, this shall be taken forward with the frontline health functionaries that implement the National Health Mission (NHM) in close association with the communities.The thrust for popularising Fit India movement shall now see convergence of activities of both the Ministries, as the goal of this national movement is to encourage people towards positive, preventive and promotive health and wellness, Dr Vardhan stated. This becomes all the more significant as world over the burden of non-communicable disease is growing due to our changing patter of lifestyle. “Fitness forms an integral part of wellness, and with this in view we have already included various activities such as yoga, meditation, daily physical activities, jumba etc., in the Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness centres (HWCs) across the country,” Dr Vardhan said. In some states such as Gujarat, Shirodhara is also practised in some HWCs.“Even simple actions such as walking, cycling, stretching during our office and work hours, along with gyming and jogging help in keeping us fit and healthy,” he added. Encouraging people to adopt healthy lifestyle with healthy eating habits has been one of the primary focus of the health ministry, he said. “We have launched the ‘Eat Right India’ initiative of FSSAI which has seen various promotional activities being rolled out, including the ongoing Eat Right Mela at Jawaharlal Nehra Stadium,” Dr Vardhan stated. FSSAI is also creating awareness about transfats in processed foods.Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Radheyshyam Julaniya, Sports Secretary, Pawan Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI and senior officers of the Health Ministry were also present during the meeting. Read Article The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News Dr Harsh Vardhan, Kiren Rijiju meet for convergent thrust to ‘Fit India’ movement WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on December 27, 2019 Dr Harsh VardhanKiren RijijuNational Health MissionNHM MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Add Commentlast_img read more