zoom Pan-European ferry operator P&O Ferries and Finnish ro-ro and passenger services provider Finnlines have decided to cooperate on providing a sea bridge between Britain’s east coast and northern Spain.Namely, the parties plan to connect Spain and the Iberian Peninsula to markets in mainland Britain.P&O Ferries runs 98 sailings a week from the British east coast ports of Tilbury, Hull and Teesport to its main continental hub at Zeebrugge. By connecting with these routes, Finnlines’ ferries from Zeebrugge to the Spanish ports of Bilbao and Santander would provide a service spanning the 1,100 miles between northern Spain and north-eastern England and Scotland.“Anyone who needs to transport freight between Spain and Britain will now be able to make a single booking and take advantage of a maximum transit time of five days between the Spanish port from which goods depart and the British port at which they arrive, or vice versa,” Nick Pank, P&O Ferries’ Head of Sales Development for the North Sea, said.The ferry and logistics company said it expects to see strong volumes of project cargo, machinery and machine parts, packaging, aluminium, car parts, fruit and vegetables, batteries and paper being transported between Spain and Britain.
Kathleen Martens APTN NewsAn Iqaluit woman is furious after national inquiry staff suddenly cancelled her mother’s trip to Yellowknife this week – without telling her.“She said, ‘Janet, I feel so ashamed. It’s just like when I was in residential school,’” Janet Brewster said in a telephone interview from Iqaluit about her mother Betty Brewster.Betty was scheduled to help her sister Kathy Meyer testify about her missing daughter Angela Meyer, 22, on Tuesday.She said Betty was “embarrassed” when First Air sent her home from the Iqaluit airport Tuesday saying there was no ticket for her.There had been a ticket for the 70-year-old, but bad weather cancelled the initial flight Sunday to Yellowknife for the public hearings of the National Inquiry in Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.Betty Brewster. Family photo.Bad weather hit the Nunavut capital again on Monday and Brewster couldn’t get off the ground.Someone from the inquiry then cancelled the ticket Tuesday, Janet said, without informing the family.An inquiry spokesperson said a staff member made a decision about travel based on problems with the weather and the fact Meyer’s testimony would have been completed Tuesday before Betty could arrive.See related: Lack of mental health care a factor in missing woman’s disappearance: FamilyMeyer said she has spoken to her sister by phone and, at this time, it was a problem they were unable to process after the high emotion of Tuesday.“She is an elder with a bad back and stress makes the pain worse. But she wants to come and I’m still hoping they’ll get her here,” said Meyer.See more from the final day of the national inquiry hearings in Yellowknife Janet wanted more, saying her mother deserved an explanation and even an apology.“I can’t even explain how it feels to see my mom go through that,” she said, noting an inquiry employee contacted her Wednesday after she complained about what happened on social media.“I know to some people it’s just a cancelled flight. But we opened our minds and bodies into going there and being part of that process,” said Janet.firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 10, 2017 – Providenciales – The TCI Hospitals is already taking advantage of offering cosmetic surgery to individuals from outside of the country, thanks to having board certified specialist surgeons from the United States. The program runs quarterly and is a part of what is described as the Cosmetic Surgery program where both procedures and consultations are happening.The revelation comes with the return of a #TCIHospitals delegation from Los Angeles where the team continues its work to create a robust medical tourism industry in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Quality Healthcare in Paradise was the pitch for the Turks and Caicos Hospitals when the facility showcased its Provo and Grand Turk locations in California from October 2-4.It was the 10th World Medical Tourism and Global Congress, and the InterHealth Canada TCI Hospitals was a bronze sponsor at the gathering in LA. TCI Hospitals CEO, Daniel Carrier; Marketing and PR Manager, Nikira John and Visiting Consultant, Kay Vanes Williams – all certified in Medical Tourism – represented the islands and its healthcare offering to leaders in Medical Travel, Healthcare, Wellness, Benefits and Insurance.TCI Hospitals explained that there was great value in attending the Congress, as the number of people seeking medical treatment abroad is growing, year on year – billions of people are travelling for medical treatment. The World Medical Tourism and Global Congress, this year, attracted 400 qualified buyers and 3,000 participants.#MagneticMediaNewsPhoto credit: TCI Hospitals TCI Hospitals Update: Trauma cases involving fatal shooting, illegal migrant collapsed, attempted suicide Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIHospitals Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PDM Administration announces budget increase for primary health care, goal to reduce overseas medical bills Recommended for you Cancer cases up for Turks and Caicos, 47 new patients reports Hospitals
E-commerce Augmented reality (AR) Adobe 0 Internet Post a comment Share your voice A look at Adobe’s early work creating virtual models for AR shopping. Adobe/Volumetric models by Visual Media Lab at the University of Surrey’s Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing Someday you may be able to make a 3D scan of your body using your phone, then get the virtual you to try on new clothes and walk around your living room wearing them.That concept is the guiding star for Adobe’s early work to meld augmented reality and shopping. To help kick off its Adobe Summit conference, the software company showed me a prototype demo of an AR male model walking across a real-life conference room, as well as virtual spaces like a hotel lobby and a wooded hiking path.The idea was to show online shoppers the actual fit, look and movement of clothing, and also let them see pieces in more backgrounds.There’s still plenty more work to do, such as improving the lighting and shading of the models and movement of the clothing. But Adobe is hoping this project will bring online clothing shopping a little closer to the real thing in stores, giving customers more information on the pieces they’re interested in.For retailers, this effort could cut down on online returns by helping buyers make better purchasing decisions and also boost retailers’ sales by getting people to mix and match looks online, said Roger Woods, director of mobile product and strategy for Adobe Experience Cloud.Adobe isn’t the only company adding AR to shopping. Last month, Warby Parker introduced Virtual Try-On, which uses an iPhone’s augmented-reality capabilities and selfie camera to put a digital pair of glasses on your face. Wayfair and Amazon already use AR in their apps to help people test out the look and size of furniture in their homes before buying.Adobe said it’s still testing its work with some retailers (it wouldn’t say who) and it’s a long way away from letting folks create their own personalized virtual models. But it’s hoping this early work gets it one step closer to an AR shopping future.Adobe’s project currently includes one male and one female virtual model. Adobe/Volumetric models by Visual Media Lab at the University of Surrey’s Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing Tags
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) is conspiring to hold lopsided general elections.”The Awami League has resorted to such conspiracy on the plea the constitution which it amended after assuming power without public mandate,” he said addressing a discussion meeting in Barisal.The Barisal unit BNP organised the discussion meeting as part of its nationwide drive to collect new members of the party.The BNP secretary general said they would not allow recurrence of the 5-January-like elections in the name of the constitution.Fakhrul, addressing the ruling Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina, said, “You remaining in the state power will drive us out of polling stations, using state machinery like RAB, police, and BGB and will snatch away the people’s votes. That will not be a neutral election. An election-conducive government is required to get rid of your obstinacy.”Read more: Govt under Hasina to help hold election: QuaderThe BNP leader said that the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) will not give election under a neutral administration “so easily”.“A sturdy street agitation must be forged to force the Awami League to give general elections under a neutral election-conducive government.”He cautioned that there will be no election until an election-conducive government is installed.The BNP secretary general called on the party men to get united, shunning all personal differences.“There might have problems inside the party, but that problem should be solved through discussion in the party forum. Don’t cause damage to the party as well as to the country for your personal differences. If you do so, you will vanish.”
Newly appointed US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley presents her credentials to UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres at UN headquarters in New York City, US, 27 January, 2017. Photo: Reuters The new US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, pledged on Friday to overhaul the world body and warned US allies that if they do not support Washington, then she is “taking names” and will respond.Haley made brief remarks to reporters as she arrived at the world body’s headquarters in New York to present her credentials to UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres.”Our goal with the administration is to show value at the UN and the way that we’ll show value is to show our strength, show our voice, have the backs of our allies and make sure that our allies have our back as well,” Haley said.”For those that don’t have our back, we’re taking names, we will make points to respond to that accordingly,” added Republican President Donald Trump’s UN envoy.Haley, who was South Carolina’s Republican governor when Trump picked her for the post, has little foreign policy and no US federal government experience.French UN ambassador Francois Delattre and British UN ambassador Matthew Rycroft said they looked forward to working with Haley. The United States, Britain and France, along with Russia and China, are permanent veto-wielding members of the UN Security Council.After her meeting with Guterres, a US official said they had “a good and productive conversation about ways they can work together to reform the UN”Haley told reporters, “Everything that’s working, we’re going to make it better, everything that’s not working we’re going to try and fix, and anything that seems to be obsolete and not necessary we’re going to do away with.”According to a draft executive order published by The Daily Beast, Trump wants a committee – including his secretary of state, attorney general and director of national intelligence -to carry out a one-year review of US funding to international organizations with the aim of almost halving voluntary funding.The United States is the largest contributor to the United Nations, paying 22 percent of the $5.4 billion core UN budget and 28 percent of the $7.9 billion UN peacekeeping budget. These are assessed contributions – agreed by the UN General Assembly – and not voluntary payments.UN agencies, such as the UN Development Programme, the children’s agency UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the UN Population Fund, are funded voluntarily.Last year, Trump took to Twitter to disparage the 193-member world body after the United States abstained in a 23 Dec UN Security Council vote, allowing the adoption of a resolution demanding an end to settlement building by US ally Israel.Trump, who had called on president Barack Obama’s administration to veto the resolution, warned that “things will be different” at the United Nations after he took office on 20 Jan.
This undated photo provided by the San Bruno Police Department shows Nasim Aghdam. Photo: APA woman who believed she was being suppressed by YouTube and told her family members she “hated” the company opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters in California, wounding three people before taking her own life, police said.Investigators do not believe Nasim Aghdam specifically targeted the three victims when she pulled out a handgun and fired off several rounds in a courtyard at the company’s headquarters south of San Francisco on Tuesday, police said.But a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that Aghdam had a longstanding dispute with the company. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case, said Aghdam used the name “Nasime Sabz” online.A website in that name decried YouTube’s policies and said the company was trying to “suppress” content creators.“Youtube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views!” one of the messages on the site said. “There is no equal growth opportunity on YOUTUBE or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!!!!!”Aghdam “hated” YouTube and was angry that the company stopped paying her for videos she posted on the platform, her father, Ismail Aghdam, told the Bay Area News Group.On Monday, he called police to report his daughter missing after she didn’t answer the phone for two days and warned officers that she might go to YouTube, he said.Officers in Mountain View – about 30 miles (48 kilometres) from YouTube’s headquarters – found her sleeping in her car in a parking lot around 2:00am. Tuesday but let her go after she refused to answer their questions. Aghdam didn’t appear to be a threat to herself or others, police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said.Nelson would not say whether officers had been warned that Aghdam might have been headed to YouTube headquarters.Earlier Tuesday, law enforcement said the shooting was being investigated as a domestic dispute but did not elaborate. It was not immediately clear why police later said the people shot were not specifically targeted.One of the victims – a 36-year-old man – was in critical condition, a spokesman for San Francisco General Hospital said. A 32-year-old woman was in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition, the spokesman said.YouTube employee Dianna Arnspiger said she was on the building’s second floor when she heard gunshots, ran to a window and saw the shooter on a patio outside.“It was a woman and she was firing her gun. And I just said, ‘Shooter,’ and everybody started running,” Arnspiger said.She and others hid in a conference room for an hour while another employee repeatedly called 911 for updates.The world’s biggest online video website is owned by Silicon Valley giant Google, but company officials said it’s a tight-knit community. The headquarters has more than a thousand engineers and other employees in several buildings. Originally built in the late 1990s for the clothing retailer Gap, the campus south of San Francisco is known for its sloped green roof of native grasses.Inside, Google several years ago famously outfitted the office with a 3-lane red slide for workers to zoom from one story to another.“Today it feels like the entire community of YouTube, all of the employees, were victims of this crime,” said Chris Dale, a spokesman for YouTube.YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said in a tweet the company would “come together to heal as a family.”Officers and federal agents responding to multiple 911 calls swarmed the company’s campus sandwiched between two interstates in the San Francisco Bay Area city of San Bruno.Zach Vorhies, 37, a senior software engineer at YouTube, said he was at his desk working on the second floor of one of the buildings on the campus when the fire alarm went off.He got on his skateboard and approached a courtyard, where he saw the shooter yelling, “Come get me.” He said the public can access the courtyard where he saw the shooter without any security check during working hours.There was somebody lying nearby on his back with a red stain on his stomach that appeared to be from a bullet wound.He said he realized it was an active shooter incident when a police officer with an assault rifle came through a security door. He jumped on his skateboard and took off.Officers discovered one victim with a gunshot wound when they arrived and then found the shooter with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound several minutes later, San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said. He said two additional gunshot victims were later located at an adjacent business.Balsamo reported from Los Angeles. Associated Press writers Sudhin Thanawala, Janie Har and Juliet Williams in San Francisco and Eric Tucker in Washington contributed to this report.
Share More than two dozen photos of the Pentagon taken after a plane crashed into it on Sept. 11, 2001, have reappeared in recent days on the FBI’s website six years after they were first made public. The posting misled some to believe the photos from 9/11 had never before been seen. FBI spokeswoman Jillian Stickels told The Associated Press on Friday the 27 photos were first posted online in 2011, but disappeared from the site because of a technical glitch. They were restored to public view once the FBI was alerted they were missing. Stickels didn’t know how long they weren’t visible. Several media outlets reported Thursday and Friday that the photos were previously unseen. The photos show plane debris, damage to the building and FBI teams on the site.– / 27
Democratic candidate Marilyn Mosby (l), and Independent candidate Russell Neverdon.Now that the primary election in Baltimore has proclaimed Marilyn Mosby the Democratic candidate for City State’s Attorney, a race that is usually sealed in this majority Democrat city and state, is really beginning. Or is it?Then Democrat Russell Neverdon declared in February of this year, that he was switching affiliation to become an Independent, and to continue his quest for the State’s Attorney’s office as such.In regards to his switch, he said he wanted to give the city a choice and he wanted “to avoid splitting the vote on race or gender.” He also said he was putting ego aside to do it.“It was a sacrifice. I knew it was a hard road,” Neverdon said. “Anything worth fighting for or anything that’s going to be long term is going to be hard.”This switch adds an interesting twist to the election as it brings up the question of how likely an independent is to win in Baltimore? While Neverdon does have some supporters that commend him for doing a “great job” and encouraging him to “keep up the great work”, does he have enough supporters to win over his opponent Marilyn Mosby?Marilyn Mosby’s win over incumbent Gregg L. Bernstein during the primary election came as a surprise to many, but shows she clearly has support behind her.Mosby says she “feels great” over her recent victory and that her win sends a message in Baltimore that the people voted for change.Supporters of Mosby say she is “Baltimore’s next powerhouse” and has the “tenacity and the commitment to serve the people.” Others say that she “in touch with the people” and she is “someone who cares about Baltimore.”As of right now Neverdon is still working on getting enough signatures to be on the ballot in November and he says wants to have more than the required signatures.“We’re going to continue to collect signatures until the deadline,” stated Neverdon. “We’re on an excellent path. We’re working toward our double number.”In regards to being Baltimore City State’s Attorney, Neverdon believes you have to be “a proven leader.” He believes he has experience that Mosby doesn’t. “The experience is not just trial experience. She has five years of criminal trial experience. I have 15 years of being in the trenches doing criminal trial work. It’s an administrative office. That’s something she can’t present,” Neverdon said.However, Mosby believes she does have the experience necessary for the job.“I’m the only person in this race that was actually a Baltimore City prosecutor,” Mosby said. “I’m the only one coming into this race with experience, so I know what it takes to get these individuals, these violent repeat offenders, off our streets and at the end of the day, this is what this is all about.”So maybe the race is on. And voters are up for the challenge. “Yes, I do plan to vote. Both candidates seem truly dedicated to our community,” said Baltimore resident Ryan Bowens. “Mosby promises that violent offenders must serve 80 percent of their sentence. She also plans to create the back on track program to provide resources to young people that will keep them out of trouble.”Bowens said he applauds Neverdon’s efforts and his pro bono legal work, as well as his efforts help provide criminal record expungements.“As aforementioned, both candidates are great and much more in tune with Baltimore City than Bernstein ever was. I look forward to casting my vote Nov. 4 for the candidate I support,” Bowens said without indicating his choice.
Commemorating the forty years long diplomatic ties between Korea and India, Spirit of Forms, an art exhibition is set out to feature acclaimed artists from both the countries. Curated by Minjoo lee and Kalicharan Gupta, the artistic melange will be on display, carrying paintings from twenty nine Korean and Indian artists from 4th May onwards.Entwining the essence of the art forms, the exhibition brings across the love and friendship between the people of the two nations. None of the artistic masterpieces is static; none a mere repitition of the already arrived at forms. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The message is clear; art is a journey, for art’s sake; artistics go on through the melee of crossroads and intersections without halting at stops. Its evident in the works of Jai Zharotia and Niren Sen Gupta, the participants in this event; while Jai delights us with apparitions of poetic strangeness every time he puts brush to canvas or paper, Niren revisits chapters of our own spiritual odyssey, giving peace an honoured place in his artistic ruminations. The cultural heritage of Korea coupled with ancient artistic traditions of India will be a treat to watch for the art lovers in the capital. DETAILTimings: 11 to 7pm, When: 4 May to 15 MayWhere: Dhoomimal Art Centre, Connaught Place