The purse strings are getting tighter at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has already seen budget drops in recent years. The agency’s discretionary budget request in 2012 will dip to $5.89 billion, down from $6.47 billion in 2010. Like other agencies, CDC plans to shave costs by trying to avoid duplications and operating more efficiently. For example, several centers for different chronic diseases will be pulled under a shared umbrella called the Comprehensive Chronic Disease Prevention Program. At a press conference this afternoon, CDC director Thomas Frieden said the agency would also save $100 million in administrative expenditures, in part by reducing travel and encouraging more videoconferencing. But CDC aims to offset some of the loss with increased support from a trust fund called the Prevention Fund set up by the recently passed health care bill (now a subject of fierce litigation). That fund could provide CDC with $753 million, some of which would go to research and other discretionary activities. The fund is “not a one-for-one replacement” of what CDC is losing, said Frieden, but it should certainly help. CDC aims to spend more money on polio eradication, which has been tantalizingly close for some time, as well as prevention and control of infectious disease, HIV/AIDS, and chronic diseases. Much of the Prevention Fund cash will go to state and local governments, Frieden said, and he agreed that CDC’s budget this year, like that of many other agencies, “is complex,” with both meaningful increases and decreases. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
Like clockwork, the Lenovo A6000 smartphone has sold out on e-commerce website Flipkart within 4 seconds. The phone, which is priced at Rs 6,999, is the most affordable 4G LTE smartphone in India.The device sports a 5-inch 720p screen and is one of the first products to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. In addition to this, the phone has 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory of which only 4GB is available to the user. That being true, the phone also features a microSD card slot for expansion, which allows for an addition 32GB of storage.The company tweeted on its official Twitter page- All our 20,000 A6000s ran out in a flash! Register on @Flipkart for the next sale at 6 PM: http://t.co/oAaadZv121. pic.twitter.com/z5Dgg0CUiy Lenovo India (@Lenovo_in) February 18, 2015The phone also packs an 8-megapixel camera on the back, and a 2-megapixel front camera. The phone has dual-firing speakers integrated with Dolby’s technology and offers dual-SIM capabilities. It also has a 2,300mAh battery and it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat in tandem with Lenovo’s Vibe UI. The phone will receive an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop in Q2, if Lenovo is to be believed.The A6000 more or less competes head-on with the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 1S and the Moto E. In terms of hardware, the device offers superior specs than its competition.
Advertisement2 Premier Leagues, 2 League Cups, The FA Cup and Europa League medals later Manchester United Captain Antonio Valencia has decided to call his time at Old Trafford.It is believed that the 5pm deadline set for Antonio Valencia to put pen to paper and sign a contract extension has passed and the Ecuadorian wont be staying beyond this current season. Victim to injuries and the competition for places at the ever-growing Manchester United dressing room has seen him fall in the pecking order to Ashley Young and Diogo Dalot.Solskajer said: “Antonio is still not 100 per cent fit, still working to get back fit, but he’s had a fantastic career here at Manchester United and England.“He’s one of the Premier Leaguer winners left in the dressing-room, but I’m not sure if Manchester United and Antonio will agree on the next year.“So it depends if he gets back on the pitch in the next few months, but he’s the captain, a great servant to the club, so hopefully I can get him on the pitch and he show what he can do.”Talking about contracts, world class goalkeeper David De Gea is also under question of whether he is to sign a contract extension or not.Speaking on the same Solskjaer said: “No updates from me, the club and David are in dialogue, hopefully they’ll agree. It’s out of my hands but I’m sure we’ll do what we can.“David’s done fantastic since he came, the club really showed how much they wanted him back in the day when Eric Steele [former goalkeeping coach] and the gaffer found him.“There was probably keepers there better at that time, but the belief the manager showed in him, with the criticism he got, paid dividends.”New manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already done wonders on the pitch with 11 wins in 14 matches and tied up winger Martial to a new contract. Signing up DDG would be another stamp of capability on the Norwegian’s CV.Advertisement
In an unprecedented cricket clean-up, Supreme Court sacked BCCI President Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke on Monday (January 2) on the basis of Lodha panel recommendation.The names for an interim committee will now be suggested by Gopal Subramanium and Fali Nariman and will be decided in the next hearing that will take place in January 19.Here are the top 10 recommendations by the Lodha committee:BackgroundIt all started with the spot-fixing scandal in the IPL in July 2013 that lead the apex court to interveneMudgal committee was appointed which submitted its report on the irregularities in the IPL. In July 2015, the apex court also appointed a panel headed by former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha to move this issue furtherThe panel suspended IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for two years, while the teams’ co-owners Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra were banned for life from cricket.The Lodha panel also suggested a list of comprehensive reforms for the BCCI. Here are the recommendationsDetermine the punishment to be awarded to Gurunath Meiyappan, Raj Kundra and their franchisesRecommend reforms in the practices and procedures of the BCCI and also amendments in the Memorandum of Association and Rules & RegulationsExamine the role of Sundar Raman, and if found guilty, impose a suitable punishment. Person holding the post of BCCI cannot be a minister or government servantPresident of BCCI cannot hold post for more than 2 yearsBCCI should come under RTI ActBCCI and IPL should have separate governing bodiesLegislation of bettingThe panel recommends players and officials to disclose the assets to the boardOne state, One voteThe panel directs BCCI to implement one vote for each state. For example, the state like Maharashtra has three separate boards i.e. Maharashtra, Mumbai and Vidarbha which have their representative and vote during elections.advertisementNo person can hold the posts of BCCI for more than two consecutive termsAs per the recommendation, a person can hold a maximum of three terms and not more than two consecutive terms.Read: Meghalaya to host National Games Read: ICC Awards 2016: Ravichandran Ashwin, Virat Kohli win top honoursInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The faucet dripping, a woman on her cell phone, the siren on the street below — if you’re wincing at the thought of so much noise, you might have leaky sensory gating.Don’t panic! It’s actually not as bad as it sounds, in fact, it might be making you more creative.A recent study by Northwestern University revealed that while people who are easily distracted tend to score lower on tests, they frequently exhibit more real-world creative achievement.The inability to filter is actually a propensity for deploying attention over a larger range of stimuli. This kind of sensitivity, when funneled productively, can make life more rich and meaningful and help produce more nuanced work.Join the Union (it’s free!)Become a memberBut, the downsides to a leaky sensory filter have been well-noted by some of the world’s most creative thinkers. Marcel Proust lined his walls with cork to absorb sound. The inventor, Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu , brainstormed in a “calm room” tiled in 24-karat gold. Dr. Nakamatsu said the tiles blocked out television and radio waves that harm the creative process.The jury is still out on whether the ability to filter distractions is a set trait or can be modified depending on the situation, but other studies have indicated that practicing meditation may help balance your response to stimuli and increase creativity.What do you think, Freelancers? How do you balance focus and creativity? Do you see a relationship between the two?I felt a Cleaving in my Mind —As if my Brain had split —I tried to match it — Seam by Seam —But could not make it fit.The thought behind, I strove to joinUnto the thought before —But Sequence ravelled out of SoundLike Balls — upon a Floor.- Emily Dickinson, 938A new soul and media geek, Laura writes about sustainability, technology, poetry and pop culture. Find her @Pennyscientist or on Freelancers Union.
Former Zimbabwe Cricket director Enock Ikope has been banned for 10 years by the International Cricket Council for breaching three counts of ICC’s anti-corruption code, the governing body said on Wednesday.Ikope was provisionally suspended last year after being charged under ICC’s Article 2.4.6 and Article 2.4.7, which includes offences such as refusing to co-operate, delaying and obstruction of an investigation into possible corruption by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).He was the second official from the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association to be penalised by the ICC after Rajan Nayer was banned from all cricket activities for 20 years for offering Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer $30,000 to fix a match.The ICC said Ikope was banned by the ICC anti-corruption tribunal for five years in respect of each breach. The first two of the five-year periods of ineligibility will run concurrently, with the penalty for the third breach to run consecutively.”We welcome this decision and the substantial sanction imposed on Mr Ikope which reflects the gravity of the offences,” ICC general manager (ACU) Alex Marshall said in a statement.”Non-cooperation and obstruction of our investigations by participants to the Code are simply not acceptable and I hope this and other recent sanctions sends out a clear message to anyone involved in the sport.”Also Read | MS Dhoni comes home to Ranchi for India vs Australia 3rd ODIAlso Read | Committee of Administrators to refer Hardik-Rahul issue to Ombudsman on ThursdayAlso Read | Finisher MS Dhoni best suited in lower middle order, says Suresh Raina
Arsenal v Manchester United Alexis or Lukaku? Pogba or Xhaka? – Arsenal vs Manchester United combined XI Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 20:03 12/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(12) Jan Kruger/Getty Images Arsenal v Manchester United Premier League Manchester United Arsenal The two Premier League heavyweights face off at the Etihad on Saturday, but which of the available players deserve a place in the best combined XI? Fourth plays second on Saturday in the Premier League as Arsenal host Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.If the Gunners are to maintain their interest in the title, it is a fixture that they surely must win, as they lie four points behind Jose Mourinho’s men, who are in turn eight behind neighbours Manchester City.Both teams enjoyed positive experiences in midweek, though United’s 4-2 win over Watford was not the ‘get the cigars out’ experience that the Portuguese might have wished for. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Meanwhile, Arsenal saw off Huddersfield 5-0 with few problems, albeit they lost striker Alexandre Lacazette due to injury.But which players available for selection from both sides would make a combined XI judged on their form so far this season? Goal picks its all-star selection below…DAVID DE GEA (Man Utd): De Gea is perhaps the form goalkeeper in world football currently, meaning that he edges out the consistent Petr Cech for selection. The Spaniard has kept 12 clean sheets in only eighteen league and Champions League matches and has caught the eye with a series of stunning stops.SHKODRAN MUSTAFI (Arsenal): The 25-year-old Germany international has recently returned from a hamstring problem that kept him out for a month. During that time, Arsenal failed to keep a single clean sheet. Since he has returned, they have kept three in succession, while Mustafi announced himself back with a derby goal against Tottenham.LAURENT KOSCIELNY (Arsenal): Now a veteran of the Arsenal side at 32, the France international has developed into a genuine leader of Arsene Wenger’s defence. He remains an important presence for the Gunners, despite the tendency for the occasional lapse. CHRIS SMALLING (Man Utd): With Phil Jones and Eric Bailly both struggling for fitness ahead of the weekend’s game, there is set to be a good deal of pressure on the England man. Since coming into the side as a substitute in a 1-0 win over Southampton, he has performed admirably and was even on the scoresheet a fortnight ago against Newcastle. HECTOR BELLERIN (Arsenal): Since Wenger switched the shape of his side into a 3-4-3 formation, the Spain international has been used in an increasingly offensive position. He has played every minute of Premier League football for the Gunners this season and has proven himself just as reliable in this new post. Only marginally edges out Antonio Valencia. PAUL POGBA (Man Utd): Started the season superbly before suffering a thigh injury, much to the chagrin of his manager. Nevertheless, he returned with a bang against Newcastle, scoring one and creating another, and has since played full matches against Brighton and Watford. United have not lost with him in their side in the league this term.AARON RAMSEY (Arsenal): The midfielder’s cute flick through to set up Alexandre Lacazette for the Gunners’ opener in midweek was a work of art from the Welshman. It was simply the continuation of a terrific vain of form that has seen him create five goals and score two more in six appearances since the October international break.ASHLEY YOUNG (Man Utd): Would not have expected to have found himself playing left wing-back at the start of the season, yet that is where the former Aston Villa man finds himself – and he is playing superbly in the role. After assists against Newcastle and Brighton, he scored twice against Watford, including a stunning free kick. This hot form is enough to see off Sead Kolasinac – but only just.MESUT OZIL (Arsenal): A much-maligned figure by some, the Germany international star has been in electric form in recent times. It took Ozil until October 22 before registering his first goal or assist of the campaign, but in finding the net against Everton the floodgates have opened. He has five assists and two goals in his last five outings.ANTHONY MARTIAL (Man Utd): At one point there were doubts over the Frenchman’s future at Old Trafford, but he has changed the mind of Mourinho to such an extent that he will start at the Emirates. He has six goals and two assists in the Premier League, scoring three times in his last 250 minutes on the field.ALEXIS SANCHEZ (Arsenal): With Lacazette injured and Romelu Lukaku apparently hopelessly out of form, the Chile international will play through the middle in this selection. Out of contract in the summer, he can start negotiating terms with rivals as of January 1, and with three goals in as many games, he has found his feet at the right time. Have we got it right? Is there someone missing from our XI that deserves a place? Have your say in the comments below! 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zoom Owner of drybulk carriers DryShips Inc. has entered into firm sales agreements with entities controlled by the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, George Economou, to sell 17 vessels.The 17 vessels, comprised of 13 Capesize and 4 Panamax bulk carriers, are being sold for an aggregate price of USD 377 million, DryShips said.The sale includes the ships’ existing employment agreements and the assumption of USD 236.7 million of debt as of September 10, 2015, associated with some of the vessels.“All of the individual transactions are expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015 and certain transactions remain subject to the approval of the applicable lending banks. These transactions were approved by the independent directors of the company,” the company said in a release.As a result of the sale, DryShips expects to recognize an impairment charge of approximately USD 373 million in its results for the third quarter of 2015.In addition, the company’s Board of Directors has decided to classify all of the remaining vessels in the fleet, comprised of 20 Panamax and 2 Supramax bulk carriers, as held for sale, and as a result the company expects to recognize an additional impairment charge of approximately USD 422 million in its results for the third quarter of 2015.The move follows the sale of six Aframax tankers to entities controlled by Economou in June this year. The tankers’ en-bloc sales price amounts to USD 291 million, DryShips said in an announcement. The sale, which was announced in March, relates to the following ships: Belmar, Calida, Alicante, Mareta, Saga and Daytona.DryShips owns a fleet of 39 drybulk carriers, comprising 13 Capesize, 24 Panamax and 2 Supramax with a combined deadweight tonnage of approximately 4.3 million tons.
FOND DU LAC, Sask. – One of the survivors of a plane crash in northern Saskatchewan says he knew something was wrong about 10 seconds after takeoff.“The plane was just moving up and down, side by side,” said Willie John Laurent, a band councillor with the Fond du Lac Dene Nation who was on the plane. “The last I remember is it touching the ground. That’s the last I know.”Laurent, his wife Helen and their daughter Amanda were among the 22 passengers — including an infant — and three crew members aboard a West Wind Aviation turboprop that crashed Wednesday around 6:15 p.m. near the remote community of Fond du Lac in the boreal forest area of northern Saskatchewan.It was scheduled to travel 80 kilometres east to Stony Rapids, then on to Wollaston and Prince Albert.No one was killed in the crash. At least five people were seriously injured and needed to be airlifted to hospital.Darryl McDonald said his 70-year-old mother, Ernestine, suffered a broken jaw and facial injuries when the plane went down about a kilometre from the airstrip. His sister also suffered injuries to her leg.Laurent, who was bruised on one side of his body, remembers hearing screaming as the plane went down.“People yelling, yelling, yelling,” he said. “Then you smell a lot of fuel, a lot of jet fuel. Good thing there was no spark.”A photo of the crash site shows the damaged aircraft partly on its side in the trees, with a wing jutting up in the air at a 45-degree angle. The cause of the crash isn’t known yet.It took about four hours to rescue all the passengers and crew from the plane. Local RCMP officers, rangers and at least 50 residents in the 900-person community immediately went to the scene to help.Chris Fountain, a civilian guard at the RCMP detachment, was playing radio bingo when he called his work to see if he needed to go in.“I actually got Regina telecoms and they told me that the members are really busy, there’s been a plane crash. So I just hung up the phone and went for a ride.”Fountain jumped on his snowmobile, driving about four minutes into the bush to find the plane and help with the rescue.“You could smell fuel so, of course, we made sure everybody’s cellphone was shut off and nobody was smoking,” he said.“We took the ones that were in shock and jumped on Ski-Doos behind people or in front of people and we pulled them out. The rest were on stretcher boards and we sleighed them out up to the road.“Then the ambulance or whatever nursing station vehicles were there to haul the ones coming off on stretchers out.”Other residents were helping at the health clinic in the community.“Everyone was involved,” said Sandra Adam, who spent her night going back and forth to the clinic with blankets and coffee. “It was really crazy.“Everybody helped out. I don’t think there was one person who didn’t help.”The twin-engine ATR-42 turboprop can accommodate 50 passengers, but most typically seats 42, along with two crew. Manufactured in France and Italy, the aircraft is designed for short-haul flights.West Wind Aviation, formed in 1983, operates from bases in Saskatoon, La Ronge and Stony Rapids, as well as in northern Saskatchewan. The company is First Nations and employee-owned, with Athabasca Basin Development as the majority shareholder.The company says it doesn’t know why the plane crashed.“We await further information,” chief executive officer Gord Gillespie said in a news release.“Our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers, the crew and their families.”Fond du Lac RCMP members will remain on scene until Transportation Safety Board investigators and an identification section have arrived to help process the scene.— By Tim Cook and Colette Derworiz in Edmonton, with files from CKRM
APTN National NewsThe family of a 17 year old girl killed in the Yukon is frustrated and looking for answers.The body of Brandy Vittrekwa was found 2-weeks ago on a walking trail in Whitehorse.According to police, a person of interest is in custody on unrelated charges.APTN’s Shirley McLean reports.
New Delhi: The CBI will probe a drug case in Punjab where local police allegedly planted heroin in the accused’s car. The case was earlier handled by State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) in Amritsar, however it was transferred to the CBI by the High Court following the continued pleading of innocence by the accused person.While passing the order, the High Court of Punjab and Haryana observed police in Punjab might not have conducted their investigations appropriately and asked CBI to take over the case. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’During trial proceedings, the accused Abhishek Chetal had pleaded his innocence. He said he was being framed by investigators and he had no relations with drug smuggling networks. SSOC officials in civilian clothes had stopped Chetal’s car at a toll plaza in Dhilwan and had recovered over Rs 39 lakh in cash along with 500gms of heroin. During questioning, Chetal had acknowledged the cash amount and explained that the money came from a business deal he had carried out. However, he has maintained all along that he has no knowledge of the heroin that SSOC claimed to have found in his car.
Rabat – He was one of the most recognized painters in Morocco. The Moroccan painter and artist Hassan El Glaoui died Thursday morning in Rabat, at the age of 94, according to a statement of his family, reported by MAP.The painter had distinguished himself by an exemplary artistic career and is considered one of the pioneers of contemporary art in Morocco. His paintings have received international recognition.Famous for horse painting, Hassan El Glaoui owes his success to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who, on one of his visits to Marrakech, convinced El Glaoui’s father to allow him to pursue his artistic vocation. He was subsequently sent to France, where he continued his studies at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Hassan El Glaoui organized numerous exhibitions in Morocco and abroad, including paintings depicting the reality of Morocco in general, and Marrakech in particular.The funeral will be held on Thursday at Zaouia Hassounia in Salé following Al Asr, the afternoon prayer.Hassan El Glaoui is the eldest son of the last Pasha of Morocco, Thami El Glaoui, who participated in the pacification of the country on behalf of the French protectorate. Born in Marrakech in 1924, El Glaoui worked in various workshops in Paris between 1950 and 1960. His first solo exhibition took place in 1950 in Paris, followed by one in New York in 1952.In 1957, he participated in the 2nd Biennial of Alexandria and in 1963 in the “Two thousand years of art in Morocco,” a collective exhibition at the Charpentier Gallery in Paris.Churchill ‘told my father that I have talent’The Moroccan painter met Winston Churchill as a young artist in the making. He recalled meeting Churchill, known as a prolific painter, in an interview in 2014 with French outlet Le Figaro.“My first memory is in fact a memory of my mother, warning me that my father’s house was in full preparation to receive his great friend, the British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. It was in the 1940s, 1943 maybe. One day, in particular, my father asked me to organize an exceptional trip for Churchill to discover southern Morocco.”“I am very grateful that [Churchill] told my father that I have talent and that I should be allowed to pursue academic training in Paris,” he added.El Glaoui will continue to live through his legacy. His youngest daughter, Touria El Glaoui, who launched the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London, has been referencing her father’s work for ten years.In January 2011 in London and then in 2013 in Marrakech, she organized a mirrored exhibition of paintings by Winston Churchill and Hassan El Glaoui called Meetings in Marrakech.
Boeing says it has finished with its updates to the flight-control software implicated in two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max, moving a step closer to getting the plane back in the sky.Aviation regulators still have more questions about how pilots interact with the plane’s controls under different circumstances, and Boeing says it is providing that information.The next major step is a certification flight with Federal Aviation Administration representatives on board. Boeing said Thursday that flight has not yet been scheduled.In crashes in Indonesia in October and Ethiopia in March, an automated system called MCAS mistakenly turned the noses of the planes down in response to faulty readings from a single sensor. Pilots were unable to recover; 346 people died.David Koenig, The Associated Press
TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada hiked its dividend as it reported a first-quarter profit of $3 billion, which was relatively flat compared with a year ago but beat expectations.The Toronto-based lender increased its quarterly payment to common shareholders by three cents to 94 cents per share.The dividend increase came as the lender saw strong results across its divisions for the quarter ended Jan. 31, but also recorded a writedown due to U.S. corporate tax cuts.PrivateBank purchase paying off as strong U.S. results lift CIBCAll eyes on the mortgage market as big banks prepare to report resultsThe bank’s profit for the three-month period ended Jan. 31 amounted to $2.01 per diluted share, compared with $3 billion or $1.97 per diluted share during the same period a year earlier when it had more shares outstanding.The results in the most recent quarter included a $178-million writedown related to deferred tax assets due to U.S. corporate tax cuts.After adjustments, Canada’s biggest lender by market capitalization earned $2.05 per diluted share, beating the $1.99 expected by analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.“Strong client activity and volume growth across most businesses drove our first quarter earnings of $3 billion while we absorbed the write-down related to the U.S. Tax Reform,” chief executive Dave McKay in a statement.“Our strategy for sustainable growth is built on prudently managing risks and effectively deploying capital for strong returns through the cycle. We will continue to invest smartly and work hard to earn the trust of our clients, employees and communities.”
Brock people are encouraged to check out exciting research and ideas at the Department of Applied Linguistics Research Day this week.The annual event will be April 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Plaza building. In addition to research showcases by students and faculty and an informal poster session, there will be snacks and beverages.For more information, contact organizer Veena Dwivedi, assistant professor, Applied Linguistics, at 905-688-5550 x5389 or vdwivedi@brockuca• DALS Research Day 2010 (PDF)Get The Brock News delivered to your email
The majority of those selected to take part in the week-long inter-Korean family reunion event, which began on Monday, are elderly.Many have not seen each other since the end of the Korean War in 1953.“(The Secretary-General) hopes that such reunion events will become routine and include many more people, including affected Koreans worldwide, allow participants to meet privately, and to remain in contact after the meetings,” his spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said in a statement, issued on Monday evening.The reunions, which are taking place in Mount Kumgang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), are the first to be held since 2015.They stem from the historic summit held in April between the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, and his ROK counterpart, Moon Jae-in.In the outcome document, the two leaders further declared “there will be no more war on the Korean Peninsula”. They also “confirmed the common goal of realizing, through complete denuclearisation, a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.”The UN chief has welcomed the efforts by the two countries to continue their engagement and to take steps to build confidence and trust.“The Secretary-General looks forward to discussing how he can further support the parties in their diplomatic efforts to bring sustainable peace, security, and complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during the upcoming high-level week of the UN General Assembly,” the statement continued
BRIGHTON, England — Substitute Jamie Vardy rescued a point for 10-man Leicester as the Foxes fought back to draw 1-1 at Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.The forward was only deemed fit enough to be named as a substitute for Leicester following a groin injury, but he fired home a second-half penalty with around 10 minutes left to cancel out Glenn Murray’s 15th-minute header.Leicester was awarded the penalty after Beram Kayal caught the feet of substitute Kelechi Iheanacho.Leicester’s hopes of taking anything away from the Amex Stadium took a hit when James Maddison was sent off inside the opening half hour of a game between two midtable sides.The midfielder was cautioned twice in two minutes, having overcome a knee problem to start for Claude Puel’s team, which has now had four dismissals in the league this season.___More AP English soccer: https://apnews.com/tag/PremierLeague and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
Hadopi : le cap du million d’emails d’avertissement franchiQuelques jours avant le bilan officiel de la Hadopi, l’Association de lutte contre la piraterie audiovisuelle (Alpa) a dévoilé ses chiffres. Quelque 10 millions de procès-verbaux auraient été dressés, tandis que un million d’emails d’avertissement auraient été envoyés à des internautes soupçonnés de téléchargement illégal.L’Alpa vient de dévoiler les statistiques de la Hadopi. Quelques jours avant la conférence de presse lors de laquelle l’autorité de lutte contre le téléchargement illégal dressera son bilan, Nicolas Seydoux, le président de l’association a, d’après PC INpact, révélé des chiffres encore non officiels. À lire aussiHadopi : une révision du mode de fonctionnement de la Haute Autorité à prévoirSelon lui, quelque dix millions de procès-verbaux auraient été dressés, tandis que le cap du million d’emails d’avertissement envoyés aurait été franchi. Environ 35.000 lettres auraient été postées, et seuls quelques internautes ont été convoqués, annonce l’Alpa. Pour l’heure, aucun dossier n’a encore été transmis à la justice.Ces chiffres ont été confirmés par la Hadopi auprès du site Infos du net. “Ils ont été arrondis, mais ce sont en effet les chiffres que nous avons” a affirmé un membre de l’autorité, avant de tempérer les résultats de ce bilan. “Il ne peut s’agir d’une réelle piste de lecture quand à l’état du piratage en France. Il est encore trop tôt pour estimer un changement de comportement des internautes français. Il faut attendre 2 ans de mise en action pour dresser un véritable bilan” a-t-il souligné.Le 22 septembre 2011 à 17:56 • Maxime Lambert
Biologist Stephanie Porter’s first child was six months old in 2011 when she and her husband, a fellow scientist, first ventured to an academic conference together.The results, she said, were a disaster. On-site child care wouldn’t take her infant daughter, Hazel. There were no changing tables in the men’s room, and Porter’s husband was kicked out of the baby room for being a man. And while they did their best to pass Hazel back and forth, Porter usually ended up taking their still exclusively breastfed daughter when there were sessions she and her husband both wanted to attend.“Honestly, I stopped going to conferences when I had young children,” Porter said.Porter, an assistant biology professor at Washington State University Vancouver, is in a national group hoping to level the field for mothers in science, particularly at academic conferences. Under the name “A Working Group of Mothers in Science,” she and 45 other women wrote “How to tackle the childcare-conference conundrum,” an opinion piece published in scientific journal, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.The article offers a blueprint on ways to make conferences more accommodating to families, like offering adequate child care, providing comfortable lactation rooms and tolerating the presence of babies in conference sessions or at lectures.“With increased participation, especially from women and from members of groups typically not well represented, comes a greater scope of ideas and experiences,” the group wrote in the March article. “This will result in a more robust, productive and intellectually stimulating meeting for all, even beyond considerations of scientific ideas.”
Scotland international Callum Paterson reveals he wants a more attacking role with the national team.The former Hearts man who was played as right back during Scotland’s 4-0 win over Albania revealed he would prefer to be deployed in a more advanced position for Scotland in future.Paterson has been playing in attack for his club Cardiff City in England this season and was moved into defence after the withdrawal of both Stephen O’Donnell and Kieran Tierney due to injury.Paterson said, according to Evening Times:“It’s not my favourite position. I like to attack. I was a bit exposed on Satur-day night. It’s not the best for me, but I’d do whatever is asked for me for the country.”Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“It’s a massive thing to get called up for your country and even bigger to play. I’ll always be happy to pull on that jersey. I’ve loved being back. I hated being out in the international wilderness.”“But I’m an attacking player. I love going forward and scoring goals. I got 10 goals last year and only started playing just before Christmas.”“I’m not blowing my own trumpet, but it shows I can get in the box and cause problems. That’s me scored three goals in four games in the Premier League.”“Having said that, it’s massive for the manager to trust me and know I am capable of doing that. I had it mentioned a few times. I am a Jack of all trades, master of none. It’s not great to hear, but hopefully I can nail down a place in the future.”“I haven’t quite done it for Cardiff yet, but I am getting there and I’d love to do it for Scotland as well. But I know when it comes to international football it’s sometimes a case of needs must.”