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Gianluigi Buffon included in Italy squad

first_imgItaly Buffon to play on for Italy as Di Biagio calls up uncapped duo Rob Lancaster 01:08 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) gianluigi buffon - cropped Getty Images Italy Serie A Argentina v Italy England v Italy Argentina England Friendlies The Juventus veteran has ended doubts over his international future with a call-up to the latest Azzurri squad Gianluigi Buffon looks set to extend his international career after being included in Italy’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Argentina and England.The Juventus goalkeeper fought back the tears when announcing his retirement after the Azzurri lost 1-0 on aggregate to Sweden in a World Cup play-off last November.However, the 40-year-old has softened his stance since then and, having held a meeting with interim Italy coach Luigi Di Biagio in February, could now add to his national record of 175 caps. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp As well as picking Buffon, Di Biagio – who has stepped up from his role as Under-21 boss on a temporary basis – has also named uncapped forwards Federico Chiesa and Patrick Cutrone in a 26-man squad.There is a recall for Milan midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura, who won the last of his eight caps in December 2016, but Mario Balotelli and Simone Zaza both miss out.Italy face Argentina at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on March 23 before taking on England at Wembley four days later.#AzzurriLuigi #DiBiagio has named his squad for the friendlies against #Argentina in #Manchester, 23/03 ko 20:45 CET; and #England 󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧 in #London, 27/03 ko 21:00 CET#ArgentinaItaly #EnglandItaly #VivoAzzurro pic.twitter.com/IKUzE5lxzE— Italy (@azzurri) March 17, 2018Italy squad:Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Mattia Perin (Genoa), Alessandro Florenzi (Roma), Davide Zappacosta (Chelsea), Leonardo Spinazzola (Atalanta), Mattia De Sciglio (Juventus), Matteo Darmian (Manchester United), Leonardo Bonucci (Milan), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Daniele Rugani (Juventus), Gian Marco Ferrari (Sampdoria), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Jorginho (Napoli), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain), Bryan Cristante (Atalanta), Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan), Roberto Gagliardini (Inter), Marco Parolo (Lazio) Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), Simone Verdi (Bologna), Antonio Candreva (Inter), Andrea Belotti (Torino), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Patrick Cutrone (Milan).last_img read more

10 months agoWhoops! Man Utd (& Norway’s PM!) let slip Solskjaer appointment

first_imgWhoops! Man Utd (& Norway’s PM!) let slip Solskjaer appointmentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United announced the appointment of new interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer… sort of!United sacked Jose Mourinho on Tuesday after a dismal start to the season.And it appears a website error has let slip Solskjaer is leaving Molde to replace him.On the club’s official website, a video of Solskjaer scoring in the 1999 Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich was added with the headline saying: “The most famous night of Ole’s career.”But underneath that a caption said: “Solskjaer becomes our interim manager, 20 seasons after clinching the Treble with THAT goal at Camp Nou…”The post was quickly removed.But even Norway’s Prime Minister appeared to confirm the news before any word from United.Erna Solberg tweeted, which was quickly deleted, saying: “Great day for Norwegian football. Good luck keeping control of the Red Devils, @olegs26_ole.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Watch: Urban Meyer Shares First Memory Of Ohio State-Michigan

first_imgUrban Meyer speaks to his team after Summer practice.Urban Meyer/TwitterOhio State coach Urban Meyer shared his first memory of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry.Urban Meyer hopped on the line with the Rich Eisen Show ahead of Ohio State’s game against Michigan this weekend. Eisen asked Meyer what his first memory of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry was, and Meyer’s response shows how deep this rivalry truly runs.The first memory of @OhioStateFB v. @UMichFootball for Urban Meyer wasn’t exactly what @richeisen was expecting but made perfect sense. pic.twitter.com/jeyGyU4tM9— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) November 21, 2016Meyer went all the way back to the age of six when his mother took him away from watching the game to run an errand.The Ohio native then recounted his encounters with Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes. Schembechler was the head coach at Michigan and Hayes the head coach at Ohio State during what was known as the “Ten Year War.” This was the nickname for the series played between the two teams from 1969-1978.Meyer remarked about the mutual respect between Hayes and Schembechler while recounting his visits with each.Ohio State hosts Michigan this weekend. The games kicks off at 12:00 p.m. E.T. and will be broadcast on ABC.last_img read more

EIL signs pact for 15 mt refinery in Mongolia

first_imgNew Delhi: State-owned Engineers India Ltd (EIL) Wednesday said it has signed an agreement to provide project management consultancy for a new 1.5 million tonne refinery being set up in Mongolia. The pact was signed with Mongol Refinery State Owned LLC, the company said in a statement here. The contract was signed in the presence of D Sumyaabazar, Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry of Mongolia. India had extended a USD 1 billion (about Rs 7,000 crore) line of credit to Mongolia during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. The Mongolian government is in the process to set up 1.5 million tonne per annum greenfield crude oil refinery in Sainshand province, under the line of credit extended by India. EIL had carried out a Detailed Feasibility Study for the project and was subsequently pre-qualified and shortlisted for providing project management consultancy services to Mongol Refinery for the project.last_img read more

Postal industry generates less than 1 per cent of global emissions UN

3 December 2009The postal industry annually generates at least 26 million tons of carbon dioxide, accounting for less than 1 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations Universal Postal Union (UPU) announced today in its first such global inventory. The postal industry annually generates at least 26 million tons of carbon dioxide, accounting for less than 1 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations Universal Postal Union (UPU) announced today in its first such global inventory. Postal operations in the UPU’s 191 member countries employ over 5 million people and operate a network of more than 600,000 post offices and nearly 1 million vehicles, representing the world’s largest physical distribution network. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) estimates that 38 billion tons of greenhouse gases are emitted annually, resulting in the postal industry’s 26 million tons of carbon dioxide released last year, forming 0.07 per cent of total emissions. The release of the survey, whose results are based on a questionnaire sent to all UPU member nations, comes days before the start of the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, where nations are set to wrap up negotiations on a new agreement. “This first global inventory is a major step forward in our efforts to combat climate change,” said Director General Edouard Dayan of the UPU, which is looking into establishing a funding mechanism to offset the carbon emissions of the postal industry. He pledged the agency’s cooperation with all of its partners, including UNEP, to encourage both today’s and future polluters to slash their emissions. “Sound management of environmental issues can drive growth,” Mr. Dayan stressed. read more

Extendicare to buy three retirement communities in Saskatchewan Ontario

TORONTO – Extendicare Inc. (TSX:EXE) is expanding its presence in Ontario and Saskatchewan with a series of acquisitions and developments, including the purchase of three retirement communities in deals announced on Wednesday.The company, based in Markham north of Toronto, will buy the 116-suite Stonebridge seniors home in Saskatoon and the Riverbend facility in Regina for a total of $50.2 million from Brightwater Senior Living Group.Extendicare also has a letter of intent to acquire two additional Brightwater properties that are under construction in Moose Jaw and Yorkton, Sask.In Tillsonburg, Ont., southeast of London, Extendicare will buy the Harvest Retirement Community for $28.4 million. It’s currently owned by a partnership of Baybridge Seniors Housing and Nautical Lands Group.The Harvest home has 64 suites and it’s being expanded by 36 suites that are to be completed in December.The Harvest, Stonebridge and Riverbend transactions are to close on Dec. 1 and follow Extendicare’s purchase last month of the Empire Crossing independent living community in Port Hope in southeastern Ontario, which cost $20.2 million in cash.Extendicare is also developing three retirement communities in Simcoe, Bolton and Uxbridge, Ont., for $81 million.The acquisitions and developments would add to Extendicare’s network of senior-care centres, which totalled 112 locations at the end of September.Extendicare announced the deals along with its latest financial report, which showed it had $263 million of revenue in the third quarter — up $55.4 million or 26.7 per cent from last year.The company recorded a $204.7 million gain from the sale of its U.S. operations, which helped push Extendicare’s net profit to $216.3 million. Net operating income was $34.8 million, up $6.1 million from a year earlier.“We are pleased to continue our progress in executing on our Canadian-focused strategy following our exit from the U.S. operations,” Extendicare president and CEO Tim Lukenda said in a statement.“The retirement communities that we are acquiring, and those under development, will be great additions to our property portfolio, and are consistent with our strategy to develop our business across the continuum of care.” by David Paddon, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 11, 2015 7:07 am MDT Last Updated Nov 11, 2015 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Extendicare to buy three retirement communities in Saskatchewan, Ontario read more

Hampton Court Flower Show Ivory poaching flooding and climate change

first_imgHolding Back The Flood explores flood prevention without concrete barriersCredit:Jeff Gilbert There are actually very few gardens seem to designed simply to be enjoyedBunny Guinness, Gardeners’ Question Time expert 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. According to publicity for the show, the garden is supposed to demonstrate that “concrete barriers are not the only solution to climate change issues”. He said: “I love a challenge, and this is the ideal brief for me as it perfectly illustrates my mantra that no matter how little time, space or budget you have, you can still create a beautiful garden.”Nick Mattingley, director of RHS Shows, said: “At more than twice the size of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and just a stone’s throw from London, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the best place for budding and expert gardeners who want advice, ideas, inspiration and an abundance of plants and gardening merchandise to beautify their outdoor spaces.”The designers, plants people, growers, florists, contractors, artisan producers and tradestand exhibitors have pulled out all the stops to transform the historic grounds of Hampton Court Palace into the world’s largest annual flower show for all to enjoy.” A “brownfield – metamorphosis” garden also sees industrial landscape springing back into natural life. Another promotes environmental responsibility by highlighting human damage to the planet.Perhaps the most eye-catching entry is called Not for Sale, which draws attentions to the ivory trade by encouraging visitors to walk through an archway that represents the average number of elephants killed each day by poachers in Africa.Designed by Mark Whyte and Sharmayne Ferguson, the recreation of poached ivory tusks opens out into a sandy garden including the “haunting” skull of a fallen elephant.”Do people come to the RHS show to learn about elephants and ivory trading? I’m not sure they do,” said Ms Guinness.“I’m sure they are making valid points about climate change and so on, but this is a flower show, after all.“It would be nice to have a few more gardens, rather than statements.” Brownfield - Metamorphosiscenter_img Brownfield – Metamorphosis addresses industrial declineCredit:Jeff Gilbert They were once havens of colourful escape from the worries and pressures of the world.However flower show gardens are now just as much about politics as horticulture, according to experts.Visitors to this year’s Hampton Court Palace Flower show expecting to be dazzled by magical arrays of tulips and petunias may be in for a sobering surprise.Instead, they can expect to learn all about Britain’s industrial decline, climate change and even the horrors of ivory poaching. Holding Back The Flood Elsewhere, the show will feature a community garden highlighting the work of Blind Veterans UK, a large woodland play garden for children and adults with disabilities such as autism and a floral marquee featuring dozens of specialist nurseries.A live challenge backed by Honda will see “the Black Gardener” Danny Clarke create a nine-square metre vertical installation made up of 616 plants in no more than three hours. The line up prompted Gardeners’ Question Time panelist Bunny Guinness  to question the move towards “statements” rather than gardens.“I think people would prefer gardens that you might want to walk around, to actually enjoy,” said Ms Guinness, a former Chelsea Flower Show judge and medallist.“There are so many flower shows nowadays that there appears to be a kind of desperation to be different.“There are actually very few gardens seem to designed simply to be enjoyed.”The Hampton Court gardens include an urban rain garden to cope with increased rainfall as a result of climate change, designed by Will Williams.last_img read more

Geological Society of London backs Gemcom training initiative with CPD endorsements

first_imgGemcom Software International, the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, has announced that the Geological Society of London has issued Continuing Professional Development (CPD) endorsements for training courses for its Gemcom Surpac, Gemcom GEMS, and Gemcom Minex geology and mine planning software systems. Its strategic mine planning software, Gemcom Whittle, and its mine scheduling software, Gemcom MineSched, have also been CPD endorsed.The Geological Society of London endorses a variety of company courses, and Gemcom’s courses meet the criteria for supporting the geologists’ to achieve their CPD requirements. “The Geological Society of London is a professional body for geologists and is committed to the CPD of its members. As part of its support of the profession, the Society endorses specific training courses, like those offered by Gemcom, that are relevant to the professional development of its members. With this endorsement, members who participate in the courses can be confident that both the course content and the quality of the organisation delivering the course have been reviewed by the Geological Society,” said Sharon McIntyre, fellowship services manager, Geological Society of London.“Geologists play a vital role in exploration and mining. The work they do determines the viability of deposits to be mined, and strongly influences the profitability of producing sites,” said Alan Carmichael, vice president, Gemcom Software Europe. “Every year Gemcom trains thousands of professionals around the world. We strive to ensure that they have the best possible training on critical software systems that are used on a daily basis to interpret and model geology. The Geological Society of London’s endorsement of our Surpac and GEMS courses underlines our commitment to quality and the value of the training we deliver.”Members (Fellows) of the Geological Society of London are eligible to receive a 15% discount on CPD endorsed Gemcom training courses. Information on these courses is available at www.gemcomsoftware.com/emena. Gemcom training classes are offered at the company’s training centres and at client locations.last_img read more

Homes burned near Colo Springs could approach 100

first_imgCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The number of houses destroyed by a wildfire near Colorado Springs could grow to around 100, and authorities fear it’s possible that some people who stayed behind might have died.Authorities initially estimated that between 40 and 60 houses were destroyed in Black Forest, a heavily wooded residential area northeast of Colorado Springs, but they are still surveying the damage. El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said Wednesday he believes around 80 have been lost and he wouldn’t be surprised if the figure reaches or tops 100.Maketa said there are no reports of anyone missing in the fire, however he fears for those who chose to ignore evacuation orders and stay behind.“One of my worst fears is that people took their chances and it may have cost them their life,” he said.Maketa said gusty winds expected later in the day could cause the fire to spread unpredictably.The fire was one of several that broke out along Colorado’s Front Range Tuesday and quickly spread in high winds and record heat. The fire has burned about 12 square miles and forced the evacuation of more than 7,000 people in an area over 47 square miles. The area is not far from last summer’s devastating Waldo Canyon Fire that destroyed 346 homes and killed two.“Everywhere you looked, you saw scattered fires, almost like there was a huge convention of campfires everywhere, and periodically you’d see trees just pop into a fireball,” Maketa said.last_img read more

Nicki Minaj Reveals Queen Album Cover Artwork

first_img Facebook Email The cover photo is a portrait of Minaj taken by fashion photographers Mert Alaş and Marcus Piggott, showing the GRAMMY-nominated rapper adorned in Egyptian jewels posing on a tree branch in front of a fiery red background. The album’s title glistens in the upper left-hand corner in elegant, gold-carved letters.Due out Aug. 10, Queen will be Minaj’s first full-length album since 2014’s The Pinkprink. Minaj released two new singles from Queen simultaneously back in April, dropping videos for both “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li” together in May. “Chun-Li” peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 10.Minaj’s Twitter account is filled with various countdown clock images created by fans, further proof Queen is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. While Minaj has teased a worldwide tour in support of the new album, she has yet to announce dates. But she is slated to headline the 2018 Made In America festival in Philadelphia Sept. 1–2.According to the tweet revealing the Queen cover artwork, pre-order of the album will begin next week.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Nicki Minaj Reveals ‘Queen’ Album Cover Artwork Twitter Nicki Minaj Reveals ‘Queen’ Album Cover nicki-minaj-reveals-queen-album-cover-artwork Two months ahead of the release of her fourth studio album, the GRAMMY-nominated rapper gives fans a look at the album’s coverNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 8, 2018 – 7:20 am Nicki Minaj shared the cover artwork for her upcoming fourth studio album, Queen, via social media on June 7, promising in the post’s caption this is her, “greatest work to date.” News https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/1004837425380593665last_img read more

Arctic winter sees record low seaice cover

first_imgIce floes float in Baffin Bay between Canada and Greenland above the Arctic circle on July 10, 2008. A new paper from Arizona State University physicists proposes using sea water pumps to facilitate more ice formation in the Arctic. (Photo by Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)It’s been a chilly winter here in the Interior and elsewhere around the state. But for the Arctic Ocean, it’s been one long warm spell. That’s led to another record-low year for formation of Arctic winter sea-ice cover.Listen nowExperts with the National Snow and Ice Data Center say formation of sea ice around the Arctic Ocean probably petered out about two weeks ago. On Wednesday, they finally declared that the extent of sea-ice cover on the Arctic Ocean has grown as much as it’s going to this year.Mark Serreze is a senior research scientist with the Snow and Ice Data Center.“What we have now is what we call the lowest maximum on record,” Serreze said.Serreze said well-above-average warmth over the Arctic Ocean since fall has led to well-below-average sea-ice formation. So much so that the center declared this year’s Arctic sea-ice maximum extent was the lowest in 38 years, since satellite monitoring began.“Part of what’s going on is it was so darn warm this winter over the Arctic Ocean, especially out on the Atlantic side,” Serreze said.Center officials say the sea ice probably reached its maximum extent on March 7th, when it covered about 5-and-a-half-million square miles of the Arctic Ocean, including portions of the Bering Sea that lie south of the Arctic Circle. That’s about 470,000 square miles less than the 38-year average. And it’s about 37,000 square miles less than the 2015 maximum extent, the previous record-setting low. 2016 set the third-lowest maximum extent on record.“This is the third year we’ve seen these extreme low values of sea ice,” Serreze said.The center said it’s been a warm fall and winter for the Arctic Ocean, with temperatures averaging 4-and-a-half-degrees Fahrenheit above the norm. The air over the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska and the Barents Sea north of Scandinavia was even warmer, averaging around 9 degrees above the norm.“And so that prevented sea ice from growing, in part,” Serreze said. “And it’s looks like we’ve probably got a lot of very thin ice about there.”Serreze said Arctic sea ice is already beginning to melt and recede, setting the stage for a very low sea-ice minimum extent that the center will declare in September.“So we’re starting the melt season in a deep hole right now,” Serreze said. “And we’ll see how things work out this spring and summer, but I’m expecting we’re going to have a very, very low September extent.”Serreze said seasonal weather conditions around the Arctic will determine whether the minimum sea-ice extent will set another record. He said the minimum is the more important and telling metric.“That’s the one that really matters in the end,” Serreze said. “And what we’re seeing is that September extent is going down quite quickly right now.”Serreze said the polar ice cap won’t last long if the region continues to warm at this rate.“We are on course sometime in the next few decades, maybe even earlier, to have summers in the Arctic where, you go up there at the end of August, say, and there’s no ice at all,” Serreze said.Serreze said that means, aside from some scattered icebergs and clusters of pack ice, the view from space in the fall of around 2040, will be of a blue Arctic Ocean.last_img read more

Broken Malwarebytes update causes high RAM and CPU usage

first_imgBroken Malwarebytes update causes high RAM and CPU usage by Martin Brinkmann on January 28, 2018 in Internet – Last Update: January 28, 2018 – 44 commentsUsers of Malwarebytes, a popular security solution for Windows, reported on Saturday that the software’s RAM usage and CPU utilization was going through the roof.One user published a screenshot that showed the Malwarebytes Service process using more than 19 Gigabytes of RAM, and others soon chimed in and revealed that Malwarebytes used a lot of RAM and CPU on their devices as well.Some users reported even that some protective modules, Web Protection and Real-Time Protection would not turn on anymoreMalwarebytes Premium and Premium Trial versions on all supported versions of Windows were affected the most. It is unclear at this point in time whether Malwarebytes Free systems were affected as well.Affected users ran Malwarebytes Premium version 3.3.1.2183 with component package 1.0.262 and update package 1.0.3.798.Tip: You can verify the program, component and update package versions by going to Settings > About in the Malwarebytes application.Malwarebytes released an update shortly after first reports appeared on the company forum. Update package 1.0.3799 was distributed through the application’s automatic update system. It turned out however that the update did not resolve the issue for users.Malwarebytes users experienced high RAM and CPU usage even after installation of the update on their devices and rebooting the machines.Malwarebytes issued another patch, which updated the update package to version 1.0.3803. This time, users reported that the patch seems to have fixed the issue on their machines.It needs to be noted that it is required to restart the system after update installation. Restarting Malwarebytes won’t do the trick. Some users reported that they had to restart the computer multiple times.Malwarebytes staff  suggests that users turn of Web Protection, run a check for updates and restart the PC afterward if the issue is not resolved automatically.Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski published an official statement on the issue on the Malwarebytes forum. Kleczynski explained that a malformed protection update caused the issue. The client could not process it correctly which caused the high resource usage on customer devices and protection issues.In short: make sure that the update package version is at least version 1.0.3803. If it is not, check for updates to install the most recent update package version and restart the computer afterwards to complete the installation.Closing WordsSome users thought that Malwarebytes had been compromised, especially since some protective modules would not stay on or could not be turned on at all. Malwarebytes reacted quickly to the issue but it still took them two tries to get it right.Now You: Were you affected by the issue? (via Neowin)SummaryArticle NameBorked Malwarebytes update causes high RAM and CPU usageDescriptionUsers of Malwarebytes, a popular security solution for Windows, reported on Saturday that the software’s RAM usage and CPU utilization was going through the roof.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

New TB drug inaccessible to many South Africans

first_imgOnly 3,000 patients worldwide have been treated with bedaquiline, and fewer than 200 with delamanid – only 2% of the 150,000 people around the world that could benefit.“MSF is treating some of the lucky few people in South Africa — and in fact the whole world – to receive access to strengthened treatment regimens including bedaquiline and delamanid,” said Dr. Jennifer Hughes of MSF in South Africa. “South Africa’s Department of Health has been a leader in accessing new DR-TB drugs, with over 1,750 patients receiving bedaquiline nationally since 2013.Ubuntu clinic (integrated TB/HIV) in Khayelitsha.Patients receiving bedaquiline in South Africa had 77% ‘culture conversion’ rates from TB-positive to negative, which is a promising sign that their treatment may ultimately be successful. Additional information from South Africa showed similar safety and efficacy even when bedaquiline was given together with antiretroviral therapy (ART) to TB/HIV co-infected people, another sign that this drug has the potential to transform DR-TB treatment in coming years.Delamanid, however, is not yet as widely available in South Africa.“TB is curable, yet it is now the infectious disease that kills the most people in the world,” said Dr. Grania Brigden, TB Advisor for the MSF Access Campaign. “We desperately need treatment that is easier for people to tolerate, that cures more people, and that is more available and affordable, otherwise it’s just deadly business as usual.” *Article supplied by Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more groundbreaking initiatives. Doctors Without Borders (MSF), other treatment providers in South Africa and globally have found that the first new drugs in half a century to be developed for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are offering new hope to patients — but significant challenges remain to improve availability and affordability of these treatments.Current treatment regimens for DR-TB involve thousands of pills taken over two years, which can have devastating side effects and ultimately only work for 50% of people with multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB and 26% of people with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB.Access to new drugs bedaquiline and delamanid along with ‘repurposed’ drugs — not specifically developed for TB but that have shown efficacy in treating TB — could be a significant step toward finding a shorter, more tolerable DR-TB regimen in the future.This is good news for South Africa, which has one of the highest burdens of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in the world, with 30,000 new cases each year, over 18,000 people diagnosed and over 11,500 put on treatment in 2014.center_img WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Fathom offers 100 savings on DRCuba cruises ahead of transition

first_img The Canadian Press Share Tags: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Fathom << Previous PostNext Post >> MIAMI — After receiving permission last month to visit Cuba on cruises scheduled to go to the Dominican Republic, Fathom has announced it is offering US$100 savings on six upcoming week-long voyages that will visit the DR and Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city in Cuba.The voyages were originally scheduled to sail only to Amber Cove in the DR. Now, Fathom’s Adonia will call at Santiago de Cuba during the second day of each cruise before sailing onward to the Dominican Republic.When booked between Jan. 14 and Jan. 20, travellers may reserve these dual-destination Dominican-Cuban cruises at prices starting at $499. The offer is applicable for all staterooms during cruises departing on Feb. 26, March 12 and 26, April 9 and 23, and May 7.During the voyage’s first stop, travellers can participate in people-to-people programs arranged and sponsored by Fathom, during which they can spend a full day in Santiago de Cuba interacting with locals and discovering the sights. The seven-day voyages allow passengers to deeply immerse themselves in local arts, history and culture and at the same time participate in social impact experiences that make a profound difference.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksImpact activities in the DR include planting trees, helping a women’s cooperative produce artisan chocolates, and building water filters for local homes.Pricing for Fathom’s seven-day ‘Cultures of Caribbean’ itineraries to the Dominican Republic and Santiago de Cuba start at $499, excluding taxes, fees, port expenses and gratuities and Cuban visa, and include all meals on the ship and lunch in Santiago de Cuba, lunch during Dominican Republic impact activities, onboard experiences and select on-the-ground activities. The required Cuban travel visa is $75 per person and gratuities are estimated at $80.50 per person. To secure a spot on future sailings, a fully refundable $300 per person deposit is required for all cabin categories and occupancy levels. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.In November, Carnival Corp. announced that Fathom will be ceasing cruise operations in June. Fathom’s ship, the Adonia, will be returned to the P&O Cruises fleet. It will transition into a shoreside-only experience in mid-year.center_img Fathom offers $100 savings on DR/Cuba cruises ahead of transition Posted by Monday, January 16, 2017 last_img read more

RollsRoyce we fell short in the Qantas A380 incident

first_imgAlthough Rolls-Royce admits it “clearly fell short” in the Qantas A380 incident two years ago, it has learned and applied the lessons learned to prevent a similar type of event from occurring in the future.As the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ASTB) unveiled its final report into the failure of a Trent 900 engine on board a Qantas flight flying on the 4 November 2010, Rolls-Royce director engineering and technology Colin Smith said the company holds “much regret” over the “serious and rare event” and ensured the company was continually striving towards meetings “high standards of safety, quality and reliability”.Revealed today, the Bureau’s report highlighted that the No,2 engine on the Qantas A380 flying over Batam Island, Indonesia en route Singapore to Sydney, failed shortly after takeoff from Changi Airport.The engine failed as a result of an incorrectly manufactured oil feed stub pipe, which resulted in fatigue cracking of the pipe and sent oil into the engine during the flight, causing an internal fire.This fire then led to one of the engine’s turbine discs fracturing and then rapidly over speeding before it burst, broke free of the engine casing, and impacted the A380’s airframe, according to the report.Despite damage to the aircraft and the engine, the plane’s pilot managed to safely return and land the aircraft at Changi Airport without any major injuries to staff and passengers.As part of the report and its own findings, Rolls-Royce has made modifications to the engine software to prevent a turbine disc from bursting as a result of over-speeding, introduced better quality assurance processes with supporting training and improved manufacturing and design procedures.Source = ETB News: N.J.last_img read more

ANA first Japanese Airline to launch the Boeing 777 Freighter

first_imgANA first Japanese Airline to launch the Boeing 777 FreighterANA first Japanese Airline to launch the Boeing 777 FreighterAll Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, is introducing the Boeing 777 Freighter to its fleet today to aid with increased cargo transportation demand in Asia and North America. The start of operations for these aircraft is the culmination of expansion plans that ANA HD announced in 2018.ANA received its first Boeing 777F, nicknamed “BLUE JAY,” on May 24, 2019 at Tokyo Haneda International Airport. The specially-designed aircraft has the ability to transport large items ranging from aircraft engines, to semiconductor manufacturing equipment as well as cargo requiring a high degree of care such as lithium batteries and pharmaceuticals. From July 2 through Aug. 25, 2019 the BLUE JAY will operate connecting cargo flights from Narita International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport with a stop at Kansai International Airport. Starting from Aug. 26, 2019 ANA will offer a direct cargo flight from Narita International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport.“The Boeing 777F aircraft elevates the ANA fleet to a new level,” said Toshiaki Toyama, President of ANA Cargo INC. “These 777Fs are significantly larger than the Boeing 767F models used to ferry cargo in Asia, giving ANA additional flexibility in how the aircraft are used. The aircraft will aid in the expansion of ANA’s services to include a whole new set of customers and increase ANA’s ability to safely transport larger cargo.”ANA currently boasts a strong Asian flight network centered around the Okinawa freight hub and is planning to expand its network in North America this year with the addition of large-scale cargo flights complementing its current passenger air travel options. ANA will add cargo flights to its North American operations starting on Oct. 27, 2019 with Boeing 777F flights will transport items from Narita International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.Furthermore, ANA is providing bespoke “PRIO SENSITIVE” service for delicate cargo being transported by its Boeing 777F aircraft. This service offers an additional layer of protection to fragile cargo, such as semiconductor manufacturing equipment and medical equipment. ANA is also offering a unique “PRIO VEHICLE” service that will allow for the transportation of a variety of vehicles ranging from compact cars to SUVs.The addition of the Boeing 777F aircraft will increase ANA’s ability to provide top-of-the-line service to its customers. As the first Japanese airline to make use of the freighter, ANA is equipped to meet emerging customer needs while providing hassle-free transportation options for all cargo no matter its size or composition. As ANA’s international cargo operation grows to include North America, the carrier is committed to bringing the same level of service and convenience that has made it a leader in both Asian cargo transportation and international passenger air service.About ANAFollowing the “Inspiration of Japan” high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation seven years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times in the past 10 years – 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 81 international routes and 120 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.Besides the full service and award winner carrier ANA, the ANA Group has two LCCs as consolidated subsidiaries, Vanilla Air Inc. and Peach Aviation Limited. The ANA Group carried 53.8 million passengers in FY2017, has approximately 39,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.For more information, please refer to the following link. https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/Source = All Nippon Airwayslast_img read more

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