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PM flags off Lucknow Metros NorthSouth corridor

first_imgKanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday flagged off the commercial run on Lucknow Metro’s North-South corridor through video conference from Kanpur. The length of the North-South corridor is 23 kilometre. Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Chandauli MP and state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, Kanpur MP Murli Manohar Joshi, along with other state ministers were present on the occasion. The prime minister also laid the foundation stone for Agra Metro Rail project. Modi also distributed keys of houses to the beneficiaries of PM Awas Yojana.last_img

King Mohammed VI Congratulates Cape Verde President on Independence Day

Rabat- King Mohammed VI has addressed a message to the president of the northwestern African Republic of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, to congratulate him on his country’s July 5 independence day.The monarch expressed immense congratulations and wishes for good health to the president and prosperity to the country.King Mohammed VI also articulated his contentment with the friendship tying Morocco and Cape Verde, conveying hope that the two African countries will continue to strengthen their bilateral cooperation to become an example of regional brotherly cooperation. The day before, the king addressed a congratulatory message to US President Donald Trump to congratulate him on the country’s July 4 Independence Day celebrated.In the royal message, the king expressed satisfaction with the historic and solid ties of friendship, mutual esteem, and fruitful cooperation between the two nations.Reiterating his determination to continue to work with the president to develop the diplomatic ties linking the two countries, King Mohammed VI welcomed strategic dialogue between the US and Morocco. read more

Moroccan Accused of Throwing Wifes Body in Paris Canal Fronts Court

Rabat – The trial of Brahim J, accused of murder, began yesterday before the Val-d’Oise criminal court in Paris, according to le Parisien. The French-Moroccan man is facing life imprisonment. He is accused of murdering his wife in 2015, in the Paris area, before throwing her body into a canal.The 37-year-old confessed to killing his wife, Hafida, after an argument that turned out badly. “She pissed me off. So I hit her, and I killed her. I strangled her. That’s it,” he explained. He then backed down and said it was an accident. He said his wife tried to strangle him, that he defended himself by strangling her and he did not want to kill her.Brahim went on to admit that he wrapped the body, kept it in the trunk for a few days before throwing it into the canal.His Moroccan wife’s body was then found by a passer-by a few weeks later. The passer-by discovered black garbage bags with adhesive tape around, with the shape of a human foot. DNA tests would later confirm the woman’s identity.Testimonies from the husband’s family describe him as jealous, authoritarian, and often violent. The woman had filed a complaint against her husband in Morocco. She had even initiated divorce proceedings before she changed her mind, the Parisian newspaper adds. read more

Global cereal production to drop in 2003 UN food agency reports

In its October 2002 edition of Food Outlook, FAO revises its 2002 forecasts for global cereal output downwards to 1.8 billion tons, representing a 3 per cent decrease from last year’s figures and building on a four-year trend of diminishing yields.Decreased production of wheat, coarse grains and rice have affected exportable grain supplies and pushed prices above last year’s level, according to the report, which finds the steepest rises for goods from North America and Australia, where the most pronounced production declines are expected this year because of drought.The FAO forecasts that 236 million tons of cereals will be exported in 2002-2003 – a decrease of 4 million tons compared to the previous season’s volume. “The expected decline is exclusively on account of sharp contraction expected in world wheat trade while trade in coarse grains and rice is expected to rise.”According to the report, world cereal use by the end of the 2002-2003 season will be 1.9 billion tons, representing a negligible growth from the previous year. FAO blames the sluggish growth on the anticipated drop in cereal feed use this year. “The decline in feed use this season is mainly driven by drought and soaring feed grain prices, especially in the United States, which is the single largest livestock market.In another FAO-related development, the agency announced today that a benefit concert earlier this month featuring world famous Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti raised more than $220,000 for the global battle against hunger. “Every penny of the ticket proceeds will be ploughed directly into small-scale projects to improve the lives of some of the world’s neediest communities,” said FAO’s Kay Killingsworth, noting that donations are still being received from individuals. read more

Businesses placed 06 per cent fewer orders to US factories in April

by News Staff Posted Jun 4, 2012 11:27 am MDT WASHINGTON – Companies placed fewer orders to U.S. factories for the second straight month and a key measure that tracks business investment plans fell, adding to evidence that the economy is weakening.The Commerce Department said Monday that orders for factory goods fell 0.6 per cent in April from March.Demand for so-called core capital goods, such as heavy machinery and computers, dropped 2.1 per cent in April. That followed a 2.3 per cent decline in March.Core capital goods are a good proxy for business investment plans. The declines suggest companies may be worried about a weaker U.S. job market, which could crimp consumer spending. Businesses may also fear the worsening European debt crisis and slower growth in China could slow demand for U.S. exports.Even with the declines, factory orders are well above their recession lows. Orders in April totalled US$465.98 billion, up 38.7 per cent from the recession low reached in March 2009. Orders are still 3.1 per cent below the peak reached in December 2007, the month the recession began.Economists said they expect the recent decline in factory orders to be reversed in the coming months. They predicted manufacturing would remain a source of strength for the economy this year.John Ryding and Conrad DeQuardros of RDQ Economics noted that the Institute for Supply Management’s survey of manufacturing activity showed new orders rose to a 13-month high in May.“We think U.S. manufacturing remains in good shape and that it will continue to expand at a solid rate in the coming months,” they wrote in a note to clients.Still, the April report on factory orders was discouraging.Demand for durable goods, items such as autos and aircraft that are expected to last at least three years, were flat in April. That represented a downward revision from a preliminary estimate that durable goods orders had risen a slight 0.2 per cent in April.Orders for nondurable goods, which include processed food, chemicals, gasoline and paper, fell 1.1 per cent in April. Part of that drop likely reflected lower gas prices, which have tumbled since peaking in early April. The figures are not adjusted for inflation.Orders for transportation equipment rose 2.2 per cent. That largely reflected a 7.2 per cent rise in demand for commercial aircraft, which offset a 0.5 per cent drop in demand for autos and auto parts.Demand for primary metals such as steel increased 0.9 per cent. But machinery orders fell 2.9 per cent, reflecting weakness in orders for industrial machinery and turbines and generators.Orders for computers declined 5.9 per cent, while demand for non-defence communications equipment fell 17.4 per cent.On Friday, the government said U.S. employers added only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year and the third straight of subpar hiring. The unemployment rate rose from 8.1 per cent in April to 8.2 per cent last month.Factories were one of the few industries to create jobs in May. They added 12,000 jobs, helped by rising demand for U.S. exports and a boom in car sales. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Businesses placed 0.6 per cent fewer orders to US factories in April, 2nd straight decline read more

The UK Scrappage Incentive Scheme – the facts

The UK scrappage scheme has been very successful for a number of reasons. Here are the facts: The environmental case:·         New cars registered through the scheme have an average CO2 value of 132.1g/km. This was 10.9% below the average of all new cars registered between May and September, of 148.2g/km. ·         The average car scrapped under the scheme is 12.6 years old with estimated CO2 emissions of 181.9g/km – 27.6% higher than its replacement.·         72.7% of cars bought under the scrappage scheme were classified in the Mini or Supermini segments.·         85% of a vehicle’s lifetime CO2 emissions come through use meaning the scheme is likely to save some 3.6m tonnes of CO2.·         Pre-1999 vehicles will have a Euro 2 engine as standard compared to Euro 4 in new vehicles. These engines deliver more than a 50% improvement for harmful emissions.1 ·         Compared to ten year old vehicles, new cars now have higher EuroNCAP ratings, more safety technology as standard and improved security features.·         SMMT now forecasts the new car market to end 2009 at 1.928m units, over 250,000 units above our pre-scrappage forecast, but still well below the 2.47m unit pre-recession five year average. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Support for the UK motor industry:·         Approximately one fifth of the cars registered were either built in the UK or have an engine produced here.·         SMMT estimates that approximately 70% of the cars bought under the scrappage scheme represent additional sales which would not otherwise have happened in 2009.·         Ford, whose engine plants in Bridgend and Dagenham employ 4,000 people, has introduced extra shifts triggered by the increase in demand from UK and European scrappage schemes. August output was up 36.5% at Dagenham and 18.3% at Bridgend, compared to 2008. Ford estimates that this has resulted in a positive knock-on effect for around 100,000 of their UK jobs in the sales, distribution and supply chain. ·         Nissan has said that production of the UK-built Micra and Note has increased by an additional 33,000 units due to scrappage schemes operating in the UK and across Europe.·         In August and September, Toyota cancelled workshare to fulfil orders incentivised by the UK and European scrappage schemes. Toyota plans to return to the workshare arrangements in October. ·         Honda introduced a third model, the Jazz supermini, at their plant in Swindon. The Jazz had been sourced from Japan and has reportedly made up 70% of Honda’s scrappage deals. Some 20,000 units are expected to be built in the current financial year (to end of March 2010), almost a fifth of Honda’s total Swindon output.·         LTI, the Coventry based taxi manufacturer has reported that 20% of its sales since the start of the scheme have been as a result of scrappage. ·         Over 181,092 new vehicles had been registered under the scrappage scheme by the end of September. There is an order bank of a further 80,000 vehicles.·         Government and industry have set aside £800 million to support up to 400,000 vehicles going through the scheme.·         The scrappage scheme is largely self-funding for government with the 15% VAT paid on a car bought for £7,650 covering the £1,000 government contribution. read more

Teledyne Optechs nextgeneration CMS V500 Cavity Monitoring System released

first_imgTeledyne Optech has announced the CMS V500, a complete redesign of its highly popular Cavity Monitoring System that introduces a live video feed, cable-free operation, and other critical new features that improve safety and efficiency in underground mining. With hundreds of units sold, the Optech CMS has been an ideal scanning solution for dangerous and inaccessible cavities in underground mining operations for years, improving safety by letting operators stand clear as the sensor head surveys. The accurate 3D data collected by the CMS improves mine operation efficiency by providing accurate insight into the mine’s actual structure and the results of blasting, and increases mine profitability by verifying actual cavity size and orientation. The system is easy to transport, set up and operate, enabling the user to define laser scan parameters.With the CMS V500, Teledyne Optech has completely redesigned this tool to offer brand-new features and a robust, reliable, all-in-one system. A new camera integrated in the sensor head lets operators measure and visually inspect ore passes and shafts simultaneously to improve maintenance as well as safety. The CMS V500 sensor head also contains an internal battery for improved ruggedness and true cable-free operation with the new wireless controller. Even with these additions, the CMS sensor head is more compact and flexible than before, with a reduced insertion profile and improved scan parameters. The new operator interface software includes an automatic resection routine for geo-referencing in the field, and real-time video/lidar data streaming to help the operator verify successful data collection.“Our goal with this next-generation CMS development was to improve on the already popular CMS product by adding functionality to provide visual inspection capability and an efficient workflow, in addition to enhancing the qualities that users have come to rely on over the years,” said Dave Adams, Teledyne Optech’s Product Manager for Static 3D Mapping Systems.“With the camera and battery integrated in the sensor head, the CMS V500 now incorporates two key features that all our customers have been asking for to help them better understand and improve their underground operations,” said Wayne Szameitat, Teledyne Optech’s International Sales Manager. “The new video inspection feature lets the CMS improve mine safety even further and enables it to be used for other underground mapping and inspection applications.”The diagram shown displays just one of many applications.last_img read more

Analysis Ireland tries against Scotland show clinical edge

first_imgAs the maul rumbles forward in the face of feeble resistance, we see an interesting little detail from Heaslip at the tail. He actually puts the brakes on for a split second, slowing his own progress by planting his right leg out in front of his body.The Irish maul is moving so quickly that Heaslip appreciates that if he does not slow himself, there is a strong chance that he will land on top of his own players when the ball crosses the line, thereby decreasing the chances of a clean touchdown for the try.Head coach Schmidt is all about the detail, meaning little elements such as this one will have been satisfying. It was also greatly pleasing to see Heaslip give a display of his competence at the maul, another area of the game where it can sometimes be difficult to appreciate individual contributions on first viewing.Rob Kearney tryAs we mentioned earlier, this is probably the score that will provide the most pleasure for Ireland when they carry out their video review of the game at Carton House this evening. They are unlikely to dwell in smug satisfaction, but will instead look to replicate and improve upon this passage of play next weekend.Kearney’s try came at the end of a series of ten consecutive attacking phases of Ireland attack, in which Scotland failed to get a hand near the ball in any meaningful way. The half time message to secure attacking rucks more efficiently was in clear evidence as Ireland committed an extra man to clean up after each tackle.Stuart Hogg’s poor clearing kick started the passage as Trimble passed to Kearney to carry back on the counter attack down the right wing. Replacement prop Marty Moore made a surge to the left, close in to the ruck, before we saw some excellent handling as Ireland swept the ball wide to the left [below].The first thing to note above is the three men Ireland commit to secure the original ruck, safety first and a stark contrast to several of their rucks in the first half. Cronin and O’Driscoll are intelligent and ambitious in their offloading, before Sexton throws a lovely pass off his right hand to release Dave Kearney and the Scottish line is busted.Tommy O’Donnell is next to carry, followed by Sexton looping off Henry as Ireland’s pattern brings them back to the right of the field. It’s nothing ground-breaking from Ireland, working from one side of the pitch to the other as the attack, but that’s not what Schmidt’s coaching is about.Instead, the skills and decisions of the players are to the fore. Equally as important to note in this passage is that every single one of Ireland’s 15 players were involved, be that in carrying, passing or rucking.On the next phase, Toner comes forward and we get another glimpse of Ireland’s renewed vigour in terms of rucking [below].Alasdair Dickinson gets a brief sniff of a turnover possibility, but between them O’Donnell and the arriving duo of O’Driscoll and Tuohy remove the threat. Again, it’s not the most glamorous involvement but it’s hugely important in allowing Ireland to continue their attack.Jack McGrath is next up with a carry, spinning into contact with nice footwork before Luke Marshall bashes it up out on the left. The next phase sees Henry break through the line, but it’s all thanks to a wonderful offload from Tuohy.That the second row can get his hands free so easily is down to the little attacking triangle of forwards that he is part of. As Murray goes to pass on this phase, Sean Cronin is just inside Tuohy, while Henry is on his outside shoulder.It’s a very, very typical formation for forward runners outside a scrum-half but it just creates a slight bit of indecision in the Scottish defence. Dickinson, who should really be focusing on Tuohy is drawn to Cronin, while Tim Swinson is briefly attracted out to Henry.Unfortunately, there wasn’t a great angle on the incident but the shot above gives you an idea of how Ireland were set up. It all means that Tuohy gets his hands free and Ireland cut Scotland apart to ensure that a try is likely.What followed next was hugely encouraging. We often hear how crucial it is to keep a cool head when finishing off linebreaks, but it’s also vital to be ruthless and pig-headed in getting over the line when those chances are created.Looking up, Ireland would have seen vast space in front of them [below] following Henry’s break.Kearney spots it immediately and he is ruthless in finishing the chance. The fullback runs at the space, draws Dickinson across and then fends off the prop’s tackle to burst through.Kearney finished passionately, ending a contribution that sums up his current form. Whereas the 27-year-old would have previously been considered an ice cold head at the back, he is now playing with open aggression and enjoyment. The manner in which he took this try was the latest example of that.It’s also worth noting Jack McGrath’s clumsy attempts to ruin his teammate’s celebrations. Typical prop play.Efficient try-scoring to secure the winThis was far from being a thrilling win for Ireland, but there were many positives to pick out. Their clinical, accurate finishing of these try-scoring chances was chief among them. Ireland got through plenty of good work against Scotland, and there are certainly blocks to build upon from this evening onwards as preparation for Wales commences.Like rugby? Follow’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >Schmidt set for selection headaches ahead of Wales clashBreakfast meeting found Tuohy more than ready to fill O’Connell’s shoes Frustratingly, we finally got a bit of field position and got the ball and we gave it straight back to them. So to go down there and get a result, particularly to get a try to give us a little more of a buffer at half time, was fantastic.”The second try Ireland scored was directly from a superb driven line-out, while the third came after 10 phases of accurate, probing attack. That final Rob Kearney score is probably the one that will have pleased Schmidt the most, considering how well his team retained possession.Let’s take a look at the three tries Ireland scored in closer detail.Andrew Trimble tryThis was a five-phase attacking passage that ended with the Ulster wing crossing in the right-hand corner to score. The move stemmed from Ireland’s decision to kick a penalty into touch, although it would not have been a guaranteed three points had Jonny Sexton elected to kick at goal.The line-out maul that provided the platform was extremely solid, something that is becoming a feature for this Irish team. John Plumtree is evidently doing an excellent job at organising his forwards in the tight, with each player understanding his role inside out.Aware that Scotland are likely to go for the defensive ‘sack’ [dragging the line-out jumper straight to the ground as he lands and therefore spoiling any attempt at setting up a maul], Devin Toner actually hands the ball off to Jamie Heaslip before he even has his two feet back on the deck, as you can see in the GIF above.Jim Hamilton manages to carry out the sack, as Moray Low and Ryan Wilson pile in behind him. In the screengrab below, you can see that much of the Scottish momentum and counter-drive is directed at Toner [circled], while Ireland have swiftly transferred the ball and are looking to drive around the left side of Scotland’s main defensive thrust.As it turns out, Ireland don’t quite manage to shunt their way forward, but the intelligent play to set up the maul means the ball is free and available at the tail through Heaslip. The Scots can’t get their hands on the pill, and the end result is Ireland’s No. 8 being able to pop off to Conor Murray, who makes a threatening run.After he does so, Cian Healy takes it upon himself to pick and go from the base of the subsequent ruck, a good decision with his scrum-half on the ground and the ball already playable. The Leinster prop makes another couple of yards through the weak tackle of Greig Laidlaw before being hauled down by Ross Ford.As that tackle is made, Scottish loosehead Ryan Grant is offered a split-second window for a turnover but Heaslip – who had worked around the corner after the original maul – makes an excellent clear out to slam it immediately shut [below].Like so many of the things we find ourselves pointing out in these articles, it’s a simple act but it’s crucially important. Heaslip’s rucking ensures that Ireland can play quick ball on the next phase as Murray hits Dan Tuohy to carry under the posts.The Ulster lock actually loses his collision with Alex Dunbar and gets driven backwards for a loss of yards. Some typically efficient rucking by Brian O’Driscoll and Rory Best retrieves the situation as Scotland fatally fall asleep, allowing Ireland to score on the next phase.In the shot above, the smallest circle is around Luke Marshall, in possession of the ball having received a sharp, accurate pass from Murray. You can see how tight Scotland have left themselves in defence, with three players packed in narrowly to the left of their defensive ruck [signified by the short line].On the right side of the defensive ruck, there’s a cluster of three Scottish players where one would have sufficed. Wider out, we can see four of Scott Johnson’s men effectively out of the game and contributing nothing. All in all, Scotland have nine men on the right side of their defensive ruck, compared to Ireland’s six.All of the above elements add up to Ireland being presented with a wonderful try-scoring chance, one that could have been prevented with a little more communication and work rate from the Scots. Still, it takes accurate, swift passing from Ireland to finish the score, something that will have greatly pleased Schmidt.Jamie Heaslip tryIreland’s second try again demonstrated that the maul is making real strides under the tutelage of Plumtree. Conceding directly from a five metre line-out is a harrowing experience for any pack, and Scotland’s pride will have been hurt by being so comprehensively swept aside here.Again, that swift transfer of the ball to Heaslip is key, although it’s Dan Tuohy who makes the catch in the air on this occasion. Scotland stay on the floor again, and carry out the sack on Tuohy as soon as he lands.In the meantime, Tuohy has handed the ball off to Heaslip and due to the fact that they have focused on the sack, Scotland are left short of numbers as Ireland drive off to the right. Heaslip gets his hands on the ball and he immediately slips out to the back of the maul.Obviously Ireland want to move forward towards the Scots’ try line, but Heaslip recognises that the ball must also be kept out of reach of the defenders’ hands. The Ireland No. 8 actually takes a backward step to allow Chris Henry and Healy to slip over the top of him, as seen below. THERE ARE MANY areas for Ireland to work on improving for the clash with Wales on Saturday, but Joe Schmidt will have been pleased with his side’s three tries against Scotland yesterday.Ending a first half in which Ireland had struggled to enjoy sustained pressure inside the Scots’ 22 with a score was hugely important, as the head coach himself underlined.“The try from Andrew Trimble was fantastic because it came at the right time. We’d really been under the pump I think. They had probably had two thirds of the territory and possession in that first half and we’d done a lot of defending.last_img read more

Apple users buy more apps spend more on them

first_imgAccording to an analysis done by Forbes, Apple iOS users are not only more likely to buy more apps, they’re more likely to spend more money on those apps than their Android counterparts. Part of it has to do with the fact that there are simply more apps available in the iTunes App Store, but there’s more to the story.For one thing, Forbes notes that there are more expensive apps in the iTunes App Store than in other marketplaces like the Android App Market. Additionally, Forbes notes that there are more free apps in the iTunes App Store than in the myriad of Android stores, many of which are “lite” versions of paid apps that have extra features or remove ads when you later put down some cash in-app.AdChoices广告They also point out that the leading app development ecosystem remains iOS. Developers looking to build mobile apps look at the iPhone and iPad first, even as Android and Windows Phone 7 continue to grow. Part of that may have to do with the fact that there’s no consolidated or cohesive purchasing and payment mechanism for Android apps and there are at least 3-4 different app stores with different payment systems for each.Still, whether or not that trend will continue is another story. It’s also just as possible that iOS has the app development and sale momentum because it’s so easy for developers to rake in the money once they have their apps built, approved by Apple, and published to the iTunes App Store. Other app stores are more public and uncurated, which puts mobile app developers at the mercy of reviewers and the whim of the market.Regardless, with Apple clocking in its 15th billion download from the iTunes App Store, the question remains when we’ll hit a tipping point between the growth of Android and Windows Phone 7 along with the growth of their respective app stores as well.Read more at Forbeslast_img read more

Joyce thanks Yeats for his helping hand in letters just bought by

first_img James Joyce Share Tweet Email4 Image: PA Archive/PA Images A collection of personal letters between Joyce and YeatsA series discussing Joyce’s works such as Dubliners and UlyssesLetters discussing Yeats’ workA typescript copy of Joyce’s letter to Lady Gregory, a famed Irish dramatist in her own right, dated 22 November 1902The letters span almost 24 years of correspondence and, in one of the letters, Joyce expresses his gratitude to Yeats where he says: “it is now thirty years since you first held out to me your helping hand”.Although, according to Richard Ellmann’s biography of Joyce, the pair didn’t always see eye to eye.They were said to have first met in the smoking area of a restaurant on O’Connell Street in 1902.Yeats began a long discussion on the areas of literature that leading Irish artists such as themselves should be focusing on the most, but Joyce was less than impressed. Here it is, told from Yeats’ point of view:Presently he got up to go, and, as he was going out, he said, “I am twenty. How old are you?” I told him, but I am afraid I said I was a year younger than I am. He said with a sigh, “I thought as much. I have met you too late. You are too old.”Nevertheless, the pair kept in correspondence, and these letters will be joined in the National Library by the “Dream Diary” kept by Yeats’ wife Georgiana.Large portions of it are handwritten by Yeats, himself, where it documents the dates, times and locations of her sleeps along with detailed accounts of her dreams.This will see the Yeats’ family library join the poet’s personal library which is already on show in the National Library.Speaking today, Minister Humphreys said that the “improving economy” meant that the government could afford to fund these latest acquisitions for the library.Talking on behalf of the Yeats family, Caitríona Yeats said: “It is a great pleasure to see these important items remain in Ireland and to know that they will be available to scholars and visitors for many years into the future.”Read: Nutty gizzards, free readings and bus tours: Here’s your Bloomsday 2016 event guideRead: David Norris: The most common advice about reading Ulysses is ‘absolute rubbish’ 7,989 Views Joyce thanks Yeats for his ‘helping hand’ in letters just bought by the State Arts Minister Heather Humphreys said that an extra €500,000 had been allocated to acquire the letters. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL James Joyce Image: PA Archive/PA Images By Sean Murray Feb 16th 2017, 5:24 PM THE MINISTER FOR ARTS Heather Humphreys has announced that the government had provided an extra €500,000 in funding to the National Library of Ireland to allow it to acquire a “significant number” of manuscripts from the family of WB Yeats.Included in these letters are correspondences between two giants of Irish literary culture – James Joyce and Yeats, himself.Between them the pair constructed some of the finest works of 20th century literature, with Joyce’s excellent Dubliners, epic Ulysses and impenetrable Finnegan’s Wake complemented by Yeats’ works such as Easter 1916 and The Second Coming.The documents acquired by the National Library include: 33 Comments Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 5:24 PMlast_img read more

Poll Should the Sisters of Charity own the new National Maternity Hospital

first_img Don’t know (835) 185 Comments 53,885 Views Yes (2494) By Rónán Duffy A PETITION OPPOSED to religious order the Sisters of Charity owning the new National Maternity Hospital has topped 50,000 signatures.The hospital is to be situated on grounds owned by the Sisters of Charity but opposition to the plans are growing. A protest is planned for later today.The Department of Health has said that the ethos of the current National Maternity Hospital will not change and that religion will not interfere with decision-making.A former master of the National Maternity Hospital today questioned this claim from the department. But what do you think?Poll, Should the Sisters of Charity own the new National Maternity Hospital? Share Tweet Email1 Image: Shutterstock/Pressmaster No (26770)center_img Image: Shutterstock/Pressmaster Short URL Poll Results: Thursday 20 Apr 2017, 10:13 AM Poll: Should the Sisters of Charity own the new National Maternity Hospital? The current plan will see the €300 million hospital owned by the religious order. YesNoDon’t knowVote Apr 20th 2017, 10:13 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

PreOrder First Half of Doctor Who Season 10 on DVD Bluray

first_img More than a month ahead of its spring premiere, the first six episodes of Doctor Who‘s 10th season are available now to pre-order on Amazon.UK customers can book a copy of the DVD (£24.99) or Blu-ray (£29.99), set for release on May 29.The Region 2 discs are compatible only with players sold in most parts of Europe, as well as countries in Asia, Africa, and Australia. That is—not North America.Folks in the US will have to wait for the eventual release of all 12 episodes (on Dec. 31, according to, while Whovians around the world relive the Twelfth Doctor’s adventures.After nearly a year and a half off air, Peter Capaldi arrives on the silver screen in April, accompanied by new companions Bill (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas), in his final turn as the Doctor.Little is known about the upcoming series, which also marks the end for showrunner Steven Moffat; a recent BBC Worldwide trailer asked more questions than it answered.One thing’s for sure: Team TARDIS will face some familiar foes—Daleks, Ice Warriors, the Master—and a handful of new ones (like the emoji-faced robots teased last year).Season 10 returns to BBC and BBC America on April 15. US fans are invited to watch the premiere episode, “A Star in Her Eye,” at the local cinema on April 17 and 19; tickets go on sale Friday, March 10 from Fathom Events.While the show’s devotees snack on the BBC’s info crumbs, UK bookies continue gambling on candidates for the Thirteenth Doctor. Death in Paradise lead Kris Marshall is the current favorite—so much so that a surge in wagers forced one major bookmaker to suspend all betting.Meanwhile, millions of eyes are on Chris Chibnall, as he prepares to take over one of Britain’s most beloved television programs.“I think it was an inevitability that he [Moffat] would turn to Chris,” David Tennant, star of Chibnall’s ITV drama Broadchurch (and my favorite Doctor), told Digital Spy late last month.“It’ll go from strength to strength,” the Tenth Doctor said, describing his predictions for a new era of the sci-fi show. “It’s nice to know it’s in safe hands because it’s such a prized property.” HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on targetlast_img read more

Car catches fire near I95 in Miami no reported injuries

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Crews responded to the scene of a car fire near Interstate 95 in Miami.City of Miami Fire Rescue units arrived at the scene of the blaze along the westbound lanes of the Julia Tuttle Causeway near the I-95 exit, just after 5:30 a.m., Saturday.The driver said he heard a loud pop moments before the fire started.Firefighters arrived minutes later to find the vehicle engulfed in flames. They were able to quickly put out the fire.The driver said he had rented the car hours before it ignited.The scene cleared just before 6 a.m.No injuries were reported. last_img

Four arrested in Cancun carrying firearm crack

first_imgCancún, Q.R. — Four people were arrested in Cancun Thursday after police conducting a surveillance tour noticed them in a taxi.The arrest took place on Avenida Andrés Quintana Roo in front of the Plaza Outlet. According to the Municipal Secretariat of Public Safety and Traffic report, while doing surveillance of the area, the four were spotted in a taxi at 3:35 a.m. Police approached the taxi quickly noticed two of the males were concealing items in the front of their pants.When searching the four, police say they found a total of 30 packages of crack cocaine along with a firearm and cartridges.The three men and one woman were taken into custody and sent to the Cancun jail. Arrested were 22-year-old Tomás, Omar, 19, Isaí, 21 and Ligia, 37. Both Omar and Isai have criminal records, however, police did not say what the previous charges were.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govts need to facilitate travel UNWTO

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J As tourism heads towards reaching the one billion milestone this year, UNWTO has asked the industry to stimulate further demand by “advancing travel facilitation”.In a recent statement from the Organisation, it stressed that while the tourism grew by 4.4 percent last year on 2010 to 980 million and is well on its way to reaching one billion travellers, countries can help aid tourism growth through improvements in visa processes and applications as well as improving visa issuances. “Travel facilitation is closely interlinked with tourism development and can be key in boosting demand,” UNWTO secretary-general Taleb Rifai said.“This area is of particular relevance in a moment in which governments are looking to stimulate economic growth but cannot make major use of fiscal incentives or public investment.”For the full year this year, UNWTO has forecasted travel will continue growing but at a slower rate than 2011.Arrivals are expected to pick up by three to four percent by the end of this year compared to the prior 12 months, with Asia leading the growth followed by the Pacific and Africa.The Americas and Europe are also expected to pick up two to four percent in travel this year while the Middle East will see recovery between zero to five percent. Meanwhile last year tourism hit new records with the 4.4 percent growth, a record achieved despite major political tension in the Middle East as well as natural disasters in Japan and New Zealand. “International tourism hit new records in 2011 despite the challenging conditions,” Mr Rifai continued. “For a sector directly responsible for 5% of the world’s GDP, 6% of total exports and employing one out of every 12 people in advanced and emerging economies alike these results are encouraging, coming as they do at a time in which we urgently need levers to stimulate growth and job creation.”last_img read more

Extension works at Paphos courthouse on track

first_imgExtension works underway at the Paphos courthouse are expected to be completed by this time next year, CNA reported on Monday.The extension is expected to cover existing and future needs of the district’s judiciary.Irini Christodoulou, Chief Registrar told CNA the new section would consist oftwo floors with a total area 1,850 square metres with 10 new court rooms, offices and other spaces and two underground floors that will include around 100 parking spaces and auxiliary rooms.The way it has been set up allows for adding two more floors in the future, she said. The courthouse currently has to accommodate district judges, family-court judges, the rent-control court, the labour court and the military court.Christodoulou said the extension is expected to resolve the current lack of space.Plans for the extension had been drawn up in 2012 but were put on hold due to the financial crisis.The project is expected to cost just over €5m. You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Shops must close on August 15

first_imgAll general stores must remain closed on the religious holiday of August 15, the labour ministry said on Monday.Specialty stores may remain open on this date, but under the law employees must be compensated with double pay per hour of work, the ministry said.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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