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Rabat – Morocco’s presidency of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) was the subject of a recent meeting between Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chair of the AU Commission, and Mohammed Arrouchi, Morocco’s AU representative and PSC president for September.According to reports, the meeting between the officials aimed at discussing the agenda of Morocco’s one-month tenure at the helm of the AU’s highest body on questions of stability, peace, and crisis management on the continent. Morocco will preside over the PSC for the month of September.In line with the PSC’s responsibility to uphold stability across the African continent, the two officials discussed some of Africa’s lingering security challenges, from terrorism to the internal conflicts befalling some African countries. Even as Morocco is increasingly rising as an indispensable player in African affairs, this is the first time that the kingdom has been elected to chair the PSC.According to Ambassador Arrouchi, Morocco’s election to chair the council is an acknowledgement of the kingdom’s efforts on the pan-Africanist front in the last two years.Since it rejoined the AU in January after decades of absence, Arrouchi recalled, Morocco has emerged as a leading voice on essential issues for the AU’s agenda, from migration to intra-African exchanges and regional security.Chairman Mahamat echoed Ambassador Arrouchi’s sentiment when talking about the role Morocco has played in the years since it rejoined the pan-African body. The AU official acknowledged Morocco’s “dynamism” and “leadership” on issues of utmost importance for the AU’s pan-African agenda and vision for the continent. read more

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23 January 2008Security conditions in Kenya are deteriorating rapidly, according to United Nations officials who report that more than a dozen civilians have been killed in political violence, and 70 houses burned, in the past 24 hours. The Government estimates that 685 people have been killed in the violence, which first erupted in the East African nation a few weeks ago after Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner over opposition leader Raila Odinga in December elections. The crisis has also forced some 255,000 to flee their homes. According to UN security officials, seven people were killed in Kipkelion and 70 houses burned in the Aldai area of Rift Valley province. In addition, five people were shot dead and 30 shops burned in Trans Nzioa, while four people were killed in Korogocho, Huruma and Mathare slums.Meanwhile, UN agencies have completed an assessment tour of internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the town of Molo, where they found an urgent need for shelter, blankets, water and sanitation. The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) sent teams out to several towns, including Nairobi and Eldoret, to assess damaged homes, and verify the number of persons and conditions in IDP camps, as well as review water and sanitation needs.There is reportedly a scarcity of cooking fuel in several IDP camps, according to the UN Country Team, which noted that IDPs in Eldoret have begun burning construction material for cooking. Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has continued its immunization campaign against measles and polio in all the IDP camps. And, working with Kenyan authorities, the World Food Programme (WFP) has finalized a new distribution plan to assist some 67,000 people affected and displaced by the crisis in the Rift Valley. read more

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VANCOUVER • Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it’s exploring the possibility of offering grocery home delivery one day.Spokesman Kevin Groh says in a statement that the company has “engaged” a number of e-commerce innovators around the world, including Instacart, as it continues to explore the best ways to serve its customers in the future. He says that may include home delivery.Loblaw already offers a click-and-collect program, where customers order their groceries online and pick up the items at a store’s parking lot within a selected time frame. Groh says the program will soon be at 200 of the company’s stores.California-based Instacart enables customers to shop from local stores’ inventory and place an order via an app, which is then picked up by an “expert shopper” and delivered to the customer’s location.The news comes after tech giant Amazon recently acquired Whole Foods Market, which has 13 Canadian locations. The acquisition could accelerate the development of online grocery delivery in Canada.Currently, Canadians have few options for grocery delivery with a small number of companies, such as Grocery Gateway, and a few large chains offering the service in limited locations. read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Reports of renewed conflict in Ukraine wipe out US stock market gain by The Associated Press Posted Aug 15, 2014 9:52 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Reports of renewed fighting in Ukraine are sending stocks lower in midday trading.Major U.S. indexes are still headed for a solid gain for the week.Stocks opened higher but turned lower in mid-morning trading Friday following reports that Ukrainian soldiers attacked a Russian military convoy that had entered the country.Bond prices rose as investors sought safety, driving the yield on the 10-year Treasury note down to 2.32 per cent, its lowest level this year.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 78 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 16,635 as of noon Eastern time. It was up 61 points earlier.The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell seven points, or 0.4 per cent, to 1,947. The Nasdaq lost seven points, or 0.2 per cent, to 4,445. read more

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To provide accurate and effective advice, briefing and support to senior management, colleagues and members on lead dossiers and responsibilities and other projects as required.Qualifications/Skills/Attributes required:Professional engineer with a degree in Automotive Engineering and Chartered Engineer status (or willingness/working towards to). Other relevant engineering degrees (e.g. aerospace, marine, mechanical) will be considered subject to proven experience in ADAS, vehicle braking and Type Approval and/or relevant technical regulations.Proven professional experience in automotive industry or relevant government departments, agencies or sister industries. This should include regulatory experience, practical engineering, project management and supervisory positions.Good knowledge of the global regulatory framework for motor vehicles, experience in technical legislation and processes and awareness of current automotive issues. Able to interpret, provide guidance on requirements and shape regulatory content, policy and strategy. High awareness of the commercial and engineering context in automotive desirable.Highly motivated team player with the drive and ability to lead across diverse teams, projects and issues, continuously challenging and developing self and able to motivate and inspire others. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to form trusting working relationships with members, government, stakeholders and colleagues.Excellent communicator (written, verbal and presentational), clear, diplomatic and able to adapt to relevant context and audience. Able to command authority in technical, legal, political discussions, provide accurate and succinct briefings to senior executives, and communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences. Competent in the use of information and communication technology commensurate with duties.  Good project management and organisational skills. Ability to multi-task, respond flexibly to needs of business and SMMT members, and self organise work effectively on different projects and issues, follow and deliver on SMMT internal processes and timelines.Willingness to undertake regular travel, both in the UK and Europe, to attend meetings and conferences.Main duties include:As SMMT technical specialist on ADAS, vehicle braking and Type Approval within the Technical Team to provide influential expertise on core dossiers and lead related SMMT regulatory work at UK, EU and UN level, supporting departmental objectives and services and SMMT business strategy.To provide the secretariat to the relevant SMMT Committees/Working Groups. Pro-actively manage their agendas, papers and activities and deliver key actions arising, working with committee/working group members, SMMT colleagues, government and other stakeholders.To liaise and consult with member companies, government and key stakeholder on all relevant subjects and documents, to solicit member input to create an evidence base and draft influential SMMT proposals, positions, responses, papers and presentations as required.To represent SMMT/UK views at/to meetings of relevant industry, governmental and standardisation organisations in the UK, EU and globally and influence the work of relevant organisations’ working groups as appropriate.To provide regular technical information/circulars, briefing and support for members, SMMT colleagues and relevant SMMT committees and trade sections as requiredTo deal with technical and legislative enquiries from industry, the public, and outside organisations in a professional mannerTo liaise with other teams in the Department and other SMMT departments on technical mattersTo prepare succinct and clear briefing papers, slides and materials for senior managementTo keep abreast of legal, technical, policy and other developments in relevant fieldsTo maintain the appropriate records and filesTo undertake any other duties or projects as directedSalary and benefits package:The package includes private medical insurance, company pension scheme, flexi time, 25 days annual leave, childcare vouchers, interest free season ticket loan (after 6 months).Deadline for Applications:2 October 2015Method of Application:Prospective candidates should e-mail jobsweb@smmt.co.uk with a CV and covering letter quoting your salary expectations.Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Purpose of the Post:To lead as SMMT technical specialist for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), vehicle braking and Type Approval on regulations, standards, government policy and strategy in all relevant technical areas for the UK automotive industry, developing SMMT views and positions working with member companies, colleagues and stakeholders, and representing SMMT members’ views to government and other stakeholders at UK, EU and UN level. Lead dossiers include but are not limited to:ADAS – Automatically Commanded Steering Function (ACSF), Lane Keeping Assist Systems (LKAS), Automatic Parking and Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA).Vehicle braking – Braking system performance, including that of replacement components.Type Approval – vehicle, system and component approval (type certification), and related subjects (e.g. Conformity of Production). read more

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From northern Ontario to downtown Toronto, co-op Accounting students from Brock’s Goodman School of Business are busy learning the tricks of the trade.With one of the oldest and most established co-op Accounting programs in the province, the University’s students have access to a wealth of opportunities in a variety of firms across Ontario. However, finding the right fit depends on factors that often extend beyond the workplace.For Brampton native Muizz Massood, the desire to work in a nationally recognized firm while also exploring the natural beauty of Ontario led to a work term 700 kilometres from home.While completing his compilation and review duties as a junior staff member at MNP LLP in Timmins, the third-year student has also become independent in another area of his life.“Being rather isolated in terms of food options — as I am a Muslim and eat halal meat — has forced me to learn how to cook myself meals,” he said. “Getting into that routine has made me feel more efficient in other aspects of my life too.”Further south, in Barrie, second-year student Tyler Dugas is enjoying a work term as a commercial banking analyst with Scotiabank that allowed for the corporate fit he was looking for while also offering some of the comforts of home.“I wanted to work for a bank during this term, but I preferred working in a smaller town than Toronto,” he said. “My mom lives in Barrie, which is the financial centre for northern Ontario, and it seemed like a good fit.”In addition to learning how to handle accountant-prepared financial statements and applying other skills from his studies, Dugas has also picked up some unexpected lessons that he hopes will stay with him into the future.“I am learning quite a bit of Spanish,” he said. “One of my co-workers is from Argentina and often uses Spanish terms when we talk.”In the heart of downtown Toronto, third-year student Kyle Bickle is relishing the chance to work amidst the hustle and bustle that some of his classmates avoided.As an assurance associate at PwC’s Toronto office, Bickle has embraced the benefits of working at one of the firm’s largest offices in the country.“In Toronto, I have opportunities to work with large-scale clients within the GTA and also network with some of the best people from many schools around Canada,” he said.Aside from the invaluable career skills he is gaining, Bickle is also thankful for another advantage of living in one of North America’s most diverse cities.“My favourite aspect of working in Toronto is the ease of access to any variety of food,” he said. “My colleagues and I can grab a bite to eat, or order in when work gets busy.”At the other end of the QEW, third-year student Ethan MacLean has found his co-op fit close to home.The 20-year-old is working in the tax department at Bridgman and Durksen in Niagara-on-the-Lake.“While I have worked in the firm’s other offices in Niagara, I find being able to work directly with the tax department more beneficial to my learning,” he said.MacLean has also embraced the flexible work environment the company promotes.“Being able to change my schedule to fit my needs has had significant benefits to both my work and my life,” he said.Alesia Dane, Senior Employer Development Manager in Co-op Education, says that all four students showcase the diversity of experience available in Brock’s co-op work terms.“We encourage our students to explore a variety of work terms while they are here,” she said. “It’s important that they diversify their own skillset while working for organizations that offer professional development and personal growth.”Each year, Brock sends more than 1,300 students to take part in work terms that last between four and 12 months and involve 40 degree programs.Of that group, nearly 100 undergraduate co-op Accounting students are currently taking part in work terms, which massood Massood says provide life-changing opportunities.“My work terms have applied the knowledge I learned in school and stretched it every which way to adapt to the real world,” he said. “I think my time in Timmins has been a huge step that will greatly help me in the world of professional accounting and beyond.”To learn more about Brock’s co-op programs, visit the Brock Co-op Education website. read more

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first_imgYoung women with anorexia have been sent from Hertfordshire to Glasgow for treatment, amid shortages of bedsCredit:PA  Woman on scales  Anorexia: ‘You can’t force me to live’ Earlier this week charities raised concerns that rising numbers of vulnerable patients with disorders such as anorexia are being sent hundreds of miles for care, with many cases from England going to Scotland for care.Jane Smith, chief executive of Anorexia and Bulimia Care, said services were in a “very fragile, risky state” with too many vulnerable young people left in “life-threatening” situations without the right help. Tom Quinn, from eating disorder charity Beat, said: “Early intervention is key in halting the onset and development of these serious mental illnesses affecting at least 725,000 people in the UK and it’s vital that GPs don’t hesitate in sending patients on to get the help they need.”The number of children being diagnosed with such disorders has risen in recent years.  It follows concerns that increasing numbers of patients with anorexia are being turned away by cash-strapped NHS trusts because they are “not thin enough”.Earlier this year, one in three mental health trusts were found to be using weight measures to decide whether or not to accept patients with eating disorders, with some using weight loss alone to determine the presence of such conditions.  Women with eating disorders said they had been told their BMI was not low enough for them to receive treatment Credit:Getty NHS  Doctors have been warned not to tell patients with anorexia to come back for help when they are thinner, following new advice from watchdogs.The NHS guidance also tells GPs to look out for the condition in patients working in “high risk” professions like fashion, dance, modelling, where eating disorders are rife.The draft advice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) warns GPs not to delay referring patients with eating disorders for treatment, amid fears that too many doctors wait to see if symptoms worsen before treatment is given.  Girls and women with anorexia said they had been refused treatment because their body mass index was “too high” with one saying she was left to feel she “wasn’t good enough” at her eating disorder, forcing her into a dangerous spiral of weight loss.It also comes amid rising numbers of cases of eating disorders, with bed shortages meaning teenagers and young adults have been sent hundreds of miles from Hertfordshire to Scotland for inpatient treatment.Hospital admissions for eating disorders have risen by more than one third in the last decade, with a recent doubling in cases among teenagers.The new draft advice from Nice says GPs should refer anyone with a suspected eating disorder to specialist services “without delay” and not wait to see if symptoms progress.The watchdog’s advisors said GPs should refer cases even if they were uncertain, and concerned about adding to waiting lists for services, which are under strain.If GPs suspect an eating disorder after initial assessment they should “refer without delay to: a community based, age-appropriate eating disorders service for an assessment and treatment (if possible); or day patient or inpatient services for people with clinical signs in the concern or alert ranges,” the draft advice states.The committee behind the guidelines said GPs “should not ‘wait and see’ if the symptoms progress” nor advise patients “that they are not ill enough or that they need to lose more weight before they are eligible for treatment”.The patient’s body mass index, levels of weight loss, state of physical health and level of support available from parents or carers should be used to determine whether care is given as a day case or inpatient, Nice said.The draft guidelines say GPs should think about the possibility of an eating disorder in people who, for example, have an unusually low or high BMI for their age, show disproportionate concern about their weight, or are found to be suffering dental damage.It also says efforts should be made to identify patients taking part in activities associated with a high risk of eating disorders such as professional sport, fashion, dance, or modelling. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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first_imgUpdated: 8pmMICHAEL LOWRY HAS responded to an article published today that centred on a 2004 phone call between him and the Northern Ireland-based land agent Kevin Phelan while the Moriarty Tribunal was ongoing.The article was published in today’s Sunday Independent and written by Elaine Byrne and Gene Kerrigan.It centred on a 12 minutes 42 seconds phone call between the former Fine Gael Minister and Phelan, during which they discussed a sterling sum of £200,000 – £250,000 which the Sunday Independent says Lowry said he paid to Phelan, but said during the call: “I never declared it”.The Moriarty Tribunal covered the investigation of payments to Lowry, whose company Garuda paid up to €1.2 million after a Revenue audit, while he also paid €200,000 in respect of settling his personal taxes.StatementThis evening, Lowry released a statement about what he described as “extensive coverage of an alleged taped telephone conversation”.My business dealings have been the subject of intense scrutiny over a prolonged period leading to several false and inaccurate reviews. The payment referred to in the Sunday Independent was made by my company, Garuda Limited, on my behalf. That transaction was properly recorded and accounted for in the records and accounts of Garuda Limited. The payment referred to is fully tax compliant.A deal made by Phelan on the sale of Doncaster Rovers was discussed during the tribunal, but it made limited findings on it due to the “suppression” of evidence, the paper says.According to Lowry, the register at the UK Land Registry and company records “clearly show that I never had any direct or indirect shareholding or beneficial interest in Doncaster Rovers or its associated companies”.I also confirm that I never had any material or beneficial interest in ‘Glebe Trust’.Glebe Trust owend a company set up by Phelan, called Westferry, which was sold to Denis O’Brien, who used it to buy Doncaster Rovers and the site on which its grounds were located.The authors of the article said they had made multiple attempts to contact Lowry by text, phone calls, email and Facebook messages. Lowry said that he received no documentation on this matter before he left his Dáil office on Thursday.I was un-contactable as I was travelling over the weekend. My constituency office is closed on a Saturday. The stake out at my property on Saturday and the incursion onto my private property was pointless.The authors also said the paper handed over a copy of the recording and other documents and recordings to officers from the CAB.Fianna Fáil Communications Spokesperson Michael Moynihan has called on the Dáil Deputy and former Fine Gael Minister Michael Lowry to quickly clarify the issues arising from the story.Deputy Moynihan also called for the recording at the centre of the story to be forwarded to Judge Moriarty for examination.Read: Lowry amends declarations of interest after Dáil committee’s ruling>last_img read more

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first_imgCompléments alimentaires : halte aux dépenses inutilesSuède – Deux études présentées au congrès international de l’obésité à Stockholm tendent à démontrer l’inefficacité des compléments alimentaires.L’une de ces deux études, menée par des chercheurs allemands de l’Université de médecine de Göttingen, a passé à la loupe neuf compléments alimentaires aux vertus prétendument amincissantes. Elle a mis en évidence que leurs effets étaient équivalents à ceux des placebos. Ainsi, ces produits diététiques achetés en pharmacie sont plus un régime pour le porte-monnaie que pour le corps. En effet, cette industrie est très lucrative puisqu’elle rapporte plus de 13 milliards de dollars par an. Les scientifiques réunis à Stockholm conseillent d’éviter ces dépenses inutiles. Si un réel mal-être existe chez les personnes souffrant d’une surcharge pondérale, alors il faut se tourner vers son médecin généraliste pour envisager diverses solutions : consultation chez un nutritionniste pour un régime adapté, exercice physique suivi, médicaments sur prescription, etc. Pour certains, les questions de poids revêtent un aspect psychologique important et il est donc primordial d’être suivi dans ces démarches.     Le 15 juillet 2010 à 11:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_img Google+ Now Playing Up Next Action-Packed Trek Through The Blue Ridge Mountains Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Germany Sticks to a Balanced Budget, But Is Ready for a Crisis WWE 205 Live takes place tonight from St. Paul, Minnesota on WWE Network.Set for tonight is a “State of the Cruiserweights” address given by the current WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville.Wrestleview.com will have a recap of 205 Live later tonight.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipNFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:34/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 37.03%0:05Remaining Time -3:29 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 Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Alarm (German Spot)center_img Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ben Roethlisberger Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Khloe Kardashian wanted therapy with Tristan Thompson WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nutrition in Demand benefits from coins at IGA Supermarket Related Items:Graceway IGA, ken burns, protest Recommended for you Four finalists named to WIN THAT CAR at Smart Grocery store TODAY West end residents protest Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Oct 2014 – Graceway IGA responding to the protest: by acknowledging the protest and saying it is not unusual to have grievances with former employees. Manager Ken Burns said and I quote: We take pride in our staff and make every effort to maintain the quality of our workforce which we do through careful recruitment and training. We also have an excellent record of retention and effective internal processes to deal with HR issues.” IGA concludes with a commitment to meet any labour authorities on the matter.last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Dec 2015 – Day after day after day, Patty Smith takes to social media to make sure the heartbreak she feels over the tragic loss of her son does not go forgotten. Residents continue to offer the mother of 25 year old Kevino ‘Bah’ Smith words of advice, comfort and support as she not only claims she has to bear with the murder of her son, but the fact that his alleged killers are living so nearby in Grand Turk, preparing to celebrate the Christmas holidays. Smith was reported missing by family on March 4th… on April 16th after a second and more thorough search of Grand Turk, remains were found and two months later on June 23rd, those remains were confirmed as the young man by the Governor Peter Beckingham. On July 29rd Police gave another confirmation that the remains found in April were indeed Kevino Smith. Five months since then, and the family has seen no arrests says Patty Smith and has not received the body of their son for burial. Smith, on Facebook on Monday is again calling for the Governor, who heads national security, to do something. This plea comes as Police are confirmed as being deployed out of Grand Turk to assist with a crime spike in Provo. Related Items:kevino smith, patty smith Memories of two TCI men lost on March 4 Conrad Howell autopsy complete Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Patty Smith on Kevino Smith murder investigation Recommended for youlast_img read more

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first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Dominion Virginia Power will build a 21-megawatt direct current solar facility at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., officials announced Tuesday.In exchange for the use of its land, the Navy will receive in-kind consideration in the form of electrical infrastructure upgrades, according to Navy Public Affairs. Dominion will build, own and operate the facility, which will produce 18 megawatts of alternating current, for 37 years.Capt. Louis Schager Jr., NAS Oceana’s commanding officer, highlighted the value of this project for his base and its host community.“We have a great relationship with the surrounding community and by hosting this facility we are helping to make the regional grid more diverse and, therefore, more resilient. Bottom line, this project will advance our mission to support the fleet while benefitting our Navy family as well as the community,” Schager said.The project requires approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Dominion plans to submit that request this summer and anticipates the facility to be completed and operational in late 2017.The solar project marks the second collaboration between the Navy and Dominion. Last September, the Navy agreed to purchase power from a solar farm under construction in northeastern North Carolina under a 10-year contract. That project is expected to supply 6 percent of Naval Station Norfolk’s electricity needs.After surpassing its goal of bringing one gigawatt of renewable energy into procurement by the end of 2015, the Navy now is exploring the latest advances such as battery storage, electrification, fuel cells and microgrids to further enhance its energy security, operational capability, strategic flexibility and resource availability, according to the press release.last_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Sunday, June 10, 2018:North Reading Police alerted Wilmington Police they received a call from one of their residents claiming to hear gunshots from the Shriners parking lot. Police determined the call was unfounded. (12:47am)A black 2008 Nissan struck a pole and trees on West Street. Vehicle towed. No injuries noted. Driver was cited for speeding and marked lanes violation. (1:16am)Police approached by a man who claimed to have passed out behind Rite Aid and could not find his property. Police had the man’s bicycle, cell phone, bottle of Vodka, and wallet which was found earlier in the day leaning against the wall in front of Rocco’s. (11:25am)Police assisted with a motor vehicle lockout at Mobil Gas Station on Lowell St. (2:37pm)A pick up truck was on fire in a dirt driveway on Marion Street. Vehicle towed. No injuries noted. (4:10pm)A Nassau Avenue caller reported damage done to a screen door/window over the past few days, suspecting someone may have attempted to beak-in. (7:22pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 18: 2 Vehicles With Same License Plate; Statue Missing From Wildwood CemeteryIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 28: OUI Arrest; Trash Truck Fire; Car vs. MotorcycleIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 6: Trailer Fire On Highway; Car vs. Rock Wall; Needle Found In YardIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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first_imgChittagongOfficials in Bangladesh are trying to track down the extended family and any known associates of Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi man, who, according to the US authorities, set off a homemade pipe bomb in a crowded New York City commuter hub on Monday.“Police are looking for his family, but so far they’ve not been able to trace them,” said Abul Khair Nadim, the chairman of Musapur Union council, a local government body in the Chittagong division in southern Bangladesh, where Ullah’s family originally lived.Bangladesh’s police chief told Reuters late on Monday that 27-year-old Ullah had no criminal record in his home country, which he last visited in September.Ullah lived with his mother, sister and two brothers in Brooklyn and was a green card holder, said Shameem Ahsan, consul general of Bangladesh in New York.Ahmad Ullah, a relative of Ullah, who Reuters tracked down on Tuesday, said his cousin’s father had moved to the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka with his family many years ago.He said Ullah’s father had passed away about five years ago, and that Ullah had been through a normal public school education in Bangladesh before moving to the United States.Ullah, who had a homemade bomb strapped to his body, set off an explosion in an underground pedestrian corridor between New York’s Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal at rush hour, injuring himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation said investigators have found evidence that Ullah had watched Islamic State propaganda on the internet.Bangladesh strongly condemned the attack in a statement saying, “A terrorist is a terrorist irrespective of his or her ethnicity or religion, and must be brought to justice.”last_img read more

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first_imgVIENNA (AP) – An Austrian ice cream parlor owner has been found guilty of killing her ex-husband and a boyfriend before chopping them up with a chain saw and burying them in concrete in her shop’s basement.A Vienna court convicted the 34-year-old woman of murder Thursday and handed her a life sentence, ordering her to be held in psychiatric care, according to Austrian news agency APA.The woman, identified only as Estibaliz C., confessed to the murders Monday but her lawyer said she will appeal. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories The woman, dubbed the “Ice Lady” by Austrian media, shot the men in 2008 and 2010, putting their body parts in a freezer before burying them in her cellar. She had told the court her ex-husband failed to leave her alone and the boyfriend cheated on her.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectcenter_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img read more

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first_imgSunshine Coast delivers an Australian Event Awards night to rememberSunshine Coast delivers an Australian Event Awards night to rememberThe Events Centre Caloundra put on a spectacular show last night for the Australian Event Awards, considered the ‘Oscars’ of the Australian events industry.Some 330 event specialists from around Australia attended the function, which included top class entertainment, high quality local Sunshine Coast cuisine and a surprise element that reflected this year’s Australian Event Awards theme of the ‘art of the unexpected’.While the delegates might have expected the Sunshine Coast to deliver beautiful summer-like sunshine during the Awards & Symposium, awards night attendees did get a major surprise when a ‘hidden’ stage was revealed to host a series of glamorous acts.Another unexpected treat was a closing performance by The Antipodean Rock Collective featuring Australia’s rock band pedigree, with members of Jet, Powderfinger, You Am I, and Spiderbait combining to bring the house down with a memorable set.Amongst the industry professionals recognised in the Awards was the legendary Ignatius Jones (Vivid Sydney, Sydney Olympics, Mardi Gras etc), who won the life time achievement award.A local winner, TAFE Queensland’s East Coast Division, took out the award for ’Best Education/Training Program’ for their Diploma of Event Management.Visit Sunshine Coast CEO, Simon Latchford, who presented awards on the night for Best Tourism Event and Best Education or Training Program, said the Awards night at The Events Centre showcased the region’s expertise and innovation in events management.“Delegates I spoke to said this was one of the best Awards events and symposiums they had attended,” said Mr Latchford.“It is a huge credit to the team at The Events Centre and all the local suppliers and operators who contributed to making this a memorable event.“This is undoubtedly one of the toughest audiences to impress because they’ve seen just about everything there is to see in the events space, but you can be certain that they will leave the Sunshine Coast knowing that we can deliver world-class events.“The support by Sunshine Coast Council to target major events has already paid dividends in recent months, with the region hosting the Australian Society of Travel Writers, the Australian Cruise Conference and now the Australian Event Awards & Symposium, three of the most prestigious events in the travel and tourism calendar.“Our Business Events team will be working with Sunshine Coast Council’s events team to pursue other major events and conferences, as they deliver substantial benefits in the short and longer terms to the Sunshine Coast, its businesses and its residents.“The Events Centre delivered an outstanding event, but the best is yet to come, thanks to Sunshine Coast Council and the Federal Government combining to fund a $6 million upgrade of The Events Centre. The Sunshine Coast has so many natural attractions, but this investment will ensure that we can continue to excel in the highly competitive venue space as well as enhance Caloundra’s reputation as being one of the region’s premier cultural and performance precincts.”Source = Sunshine Coastlast_img read more

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first_img Share Illinois Home Sales Climbed in December Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Realtor Association Service Providers 2012-01-24 Abby Gregory Illinois received an unexpected gift during December – rising home sales. Crediting the unseasonably mild weather, low mortgage interest rates, and attractive market pricing, the state recorded its sixth consecutive month of increasing numbers of homes sold.[IMAGE]According to the recent report released by the “”Illinois Association of Realtors””:www.illinoisrealtor.org/, the total number of homes sales during December was up 14 percent year-over-year. Overall, data from Illinois showed 8,828 homes sold for the month, off of 7,746 sold during December 2010.More than half of the counties in Illinois demonstrated a year-over-year uptick in home sales, with 52 of the state’s 100 counties reporting elevated numbers. While median pricing remains down, 43 counties in Illinois did show an increase in pricing year-over-year. Lower median pricing has helped improve sales statistics, and the statewide median price for December was $125,500. The tally represents a 10.4 percent decrease in median pricing year-over-year, with numbers during December 2010 sitting at $140,000.Counties going against the broader pricing trend included Champaign, up 12.2 percent; Grundy, up 3.7 percent; Kankakee, up 10.5 percent; Peoria, up 0.9 percent; Saint Clair, up 5.5 percent; Sangamon, up 1.2 percent; and Woodford, up 8.5 percent.In the state’s nine-county Chicago Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area, home sales rose 17 percent year-over-year in December, and median pricing was depressed by 13.6 percent year-over-year. For the city of Chicago, home sales were up by 6.4 percent during the month on a year-over-year basis, and median pricing declined by 6.2 percent for the same period.Commenting on the results of its survey, Dr. Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, director of the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, said, “”Housing market forecasts for January, February and March 2012 for Illinois and the Chicago PMSA suggest that sales volume will be significantly higher than the same period last year, although prices will still be lower than a year ago. Until these foreclosed properties and additions expected in 2012 clear the market, sustained upward movement in prices will be unlikely.””Bob Floss, president of the “”Chicago Association of Realtors””:www.chicagorealtor.com/, noted of IAR’s findings, “”December ended the year with an optimistic showing of buyers coming out and making decisions about investing in a home. While the year-end numbers for 2011 were down over 2010, a positive uptick in sales toward the end of the year is a great indicator of a strong winter and spring season for buyers and sellers, alike, looking to get off the fence.””Continuing his statements, Floss, who is also the broker and owner of “”Bob Floss and Son Realty””:bobflossandson.com/, added, “”Still problematic is the downward pressure distressed properties are putting on the market and a trend we will continue to monitor this year as we observe changes in median pricing throughout the city.””center_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology January 24, 2012 398 Views last_img read more

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first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Carrington Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2013-12-04 Tory Barringer in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Share “”Carrington Mortgage Services'””:http://www.carringtonhomeloans.com/ lending division appointed Carl Grimes as branch manager of its office in Tampa, Florida.[IMAGE]With a history of delivering results spanning nearly two decades, Grimes “”has the experience and dedication necessary to ensure the most efficient delivery of products and services to borrowers,”” the company said in a release. [COLUMN_BREAK]He comes from his most recent stint as sales manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where his responsibilities included–among other things–managing sales operations and building an external network of real estate sales professionals on Florida’s west coast.Grimes’ other previous positions include sales/branch manager for Wachovia Mortgage F.S.B., sales manager/VP for Universal American Mortgage Company, and sales manager/regional VP for Centex Home Equity Corporation.Ray Brousseau, EVP of Carrington Mortgage Services’ Mortgage Lending Division, said Grimes’ hiring is a reflection of the company’s focus on increasing capacity, expanding offerings, and reaching into new markets–all tasks “”that require strong leadership and commitment at the local level.””””With Carl Grimes’ industry and local market knowledge, and his tenacity to meet the needs of borrowers in today’s dynamic housing market, he is well positioned to lead our Tampa branch toward providing enhanced service to our customers in Florida,”” Brousseau said.center_img December 4, 2013 485 Views New,Carrington Mortgage Services Names Tampa Branch Managerlast_img read more

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first_imgFlorence, Italy – Palazzo Tornabuoni, a private residence club located in central Florence, Italy, which opened earlier this year, is showing signs of out-performing the downturn in the property market.Developed by RDM (the real estate division of Florence-based Fingen Group), and Kitebrook Partners of Washington DC, Palazzo Tornabuoni co-owner and co-developer Byrne Murphy has announced plans to release a select number of apartments onto the market, with immediate effect. The move, which comes as Palazzo Tornabuoni enters its second phase, is due to the success Tornabuoni has achieved to date in selling out its first phase, and the significant interest it has received in the whole ownership of apartments.Palazzo Tornabuoni, the 15th-century Florentine palace and home of the Medici family, took five years to restore with the collaboration of Michele Bonan, the award-winning and acclaimed Tuscan-born interior designer. Its contemporary design underpins Bonan’s signature style in creating “an environment in which the owner feels they belong…and are not just visiting.” This historical treasure trove is home to a central courtyard by Renaissance architect Michelozzo (1400), original 16th-century frescoes by Ciampelli, a baroque statue of Diana the Huntress by architect and sculptor Gherardo Silvani and an exquisite fireplace adorned with micro-mosaics by the miniaturist Rafaelli (c.1800).There are a limited number of one- and two-bedroom apartments for sale, alongside the 20 apartments that are available to buy under its fractional ownership concept. Whole owners are eligible for Tornabuoni’s highly esteemed Club membership status providing access to an extensive array of facilities and services. Faciltiies include use of the Palazzo’s well appointed indoor and outdoor communal areas: a cigar room; lobby lounge and library; fitness, sauna and steam rooms; covered outdoor terrace and winter garden. Also, wine storage, access to the spa facilities at the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, along with member transportation services can be arranged for additional fees. What is unique about the Palazzo is its distinctive Attaché Service, headed up by Florentine local Eleonora Lucifero. The Attaché Service ensures ‘entree’ into the contemporary Florentine lifestyle. Its provision runs the gamut from private vineyard tours, behind the scenes tours of Florence’s museums and galleries and bespoke tours of private art collections not available to the public, to the more everyday tasks of setting-up a bank account or acquiring an Italian phone number.Palazzo Tornabuoni prides itself on how easily its private residence club eliminates many of the qualms and inconveniences associated with buying a home abroad. The properties are managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts with available services to include housekeeping, maintenance, concierge and Attaché.The elegantly designed residences on the market feature elaborate stuccoed ceilings through to individually designed BOFFI kitchens, Bang & Olufson equipment and are fully-furnished by Bonan; or alternatively the whole ownership residences can be completely designed to the owners’ specifications. Each property is set amongst Palazzo Tornabuoni’s various courtyards and terraced gardens, including its beautiful and elaborate ‘Winter Garden’ and certain residences feature roof-top views of Florence and the Duomo. Prices start at €1.6m ($2.3m) rising to €5m+ ($7.3m+) with the addition of annual membership fees.For more information call Simon Tyre at 44-870-609-8555 or visit www.palazzotornabuoni.comlast_img read more

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