No apology from prime minister over condescending and sexist remark

first_imgChief Judy Wilson took part in a news conference Thursday morning in Ottawa. (APTN/Justin Brake photo)Justin BrakeAPTN NewsJustin Trudeau has not apologized – and doesn’t sound like he will – to Neskonlith Chief Kukpi7 Judy Wilson.The prime minister was roasted on social media for the way he answered a question Tuesday from Wilson at an Assembly of First Nations’ gathering of chiefs in Ottawa.Wednesday, UBCIC demanded an apology for the treatment of the Secwepemc leader, who is also secretary-treasurer for the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC).On Thursday, Wilson agreed the prime minister’s tone and use of her first name was “condescending and sexist.”The prime minister’s office, in an email to APTN News, said “no relationship is more important to our government than the one with Indigenous peoples” but did not address Wilson or UBCIC’s concerns.Wilson had challenged Trudeau on the Trans Mountain oil pipeline.She told him the pipeline extension will run through more than 500 kilometres of Secwepemc territory and “there was no consent” on the project.Chief Judy Wilson = The epitome of our Seven Sacred Teachings. Why our other Chiefs didn’t speak up when PM JT dissed her by not respectfully addressing her as Chief and essentially speak down to her, patronizing.— Hilda Rose Fitzner (@Tornado_Rose) December 6, 2018“You can’t count a few IBA’s [Impact Benefit Agreements] with some of the communities as consent because it’s the proper title holders of those nations that hold the title,” Wilson said.The few Secwepemc Indian Act bands that signed agreements with previous pipeline owner Kinder Morgan “might have been under duress – but it’s not a proper process,” Wilson added, referring to the communities desperate need for jobs and development but also what she says is Canada’s refusal to regard the 10,000 Secwepemc people as the proper rights and title-holders whose consent is required.Trudeau addressed the chief by her first name, which some say is outside proper protocol, and criticized Wilson’s comment about distress instead of addressing the question around consent.Former Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Sheila North told APTN she “was taken aback when he came out [with what] almost sounded like a warning to say what he said, and also calling her by her first name.”North, one of the candidates for AFN National Chief earlier this year, said she could understand the prime minister addressing all chiefs by first name in an effort to build a friendlier image, but “to me that wasn’t respecting her position as a representative of her people, and she deserves a lot more respect than that.”Wilson said if Trudeau “respects women” – amid an ongoing national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women – he “should do the respectful thing and apologize.”National Chief Perry Bellegarde said he would “follow up to make sure that no one is disrespected in this assembly, from anybody.“You’re Chief Judy Wilson, and everybody must say that every time here in this assembly — I don’t care who you are.”Wilson said the prime minister made it sound as if she was an outlier in her nation.“It’s not me speaking solely on my own — I’m talking from Elders, from the proper title-holders, from the resolutions that the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs mandated us to. So when he’s putting me down it’s really all of our people he’s putting down,” she told reporters at a news conference Thursday.The prime minister apologized to Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan and addressed him as ‘Chief.’ (APTN/Justin Brake photo)Kanesatake’s Mohawk Council Grand Chief Serge Simon also spoke in support of First Nations resisting Trans Mountain.A member of the Treaty Alliance of 150 First Nations that have united in opposition the expansion of the Alberta tar sands, Simon said “it seems like our right to say No, our consent is not required, simply because you’ve put together a quasi-judicial board, the NEB, as a buffer between me and the Crown.“There’s environmental concerns. The planet is in trouble. Everyone recognizes it except for the governments, those who are supporting this industry,” he said.“The transition must be done and it must be done soon if we’re going to save our grandchildrens’ future. What the hell do you not understand about that?”The press conference included leaders from the Mohawk, Nlaka’pamux, Squamish and Secwepemc Nations, and called attention to what they say is a failed second attempt by Canada to adequately consult with First Nations that stand to be impacted by the pipeline expansion if the project is built.They say Canada requires the consent of their people, not just consultations with a few representatives.They also take issue with what they say is an inadequate timeline for meaningful dialogue.“We’re here to call out the arbitrary deadlines and timelines and the process that the Trudeau government continues to use as it reviews this project and response of the federal court ruling,” said Khelsilem, a councillor with Squamish Nation, commenting on last summer’s federal court decision that prompted Canada to carry out a second consultation process with First Nations in the region.“The federal government has said on one hand there is no timeline in the engagement and consultation with Indigenous communities, but on the other hand there is a 90-day requirement under the National Energy Board Act that Canada has to make a decision on this pipeline project once the NEB report is tabled in January.”Wilson said Trudeau “is basically telling us that they purchased [the pipeline] and they’re putting it through. And we’re here to say, ‘Prime minister: No you’re not.’” read more

53magnitude Earthquake Strikes off Moroccos Mediterranean Coast

Rabat – A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday off the coasts of the northern cities of Al Hoceima and Nador, the National Geophysics Institute (CNRST) said. The quake occurred at 15h04 (GMT), the source added. Another quake of magnitude 5.1 was reported in the same region at 15h17.  MWN with MAP

King Mohammed VI Foreign Investors Must Share Professional Expertise

Rabat- King Mohammed VI has said that foreigners wishing to invest in the Moroccan health sector must share their expertise with Moroccan youth to help them benefit their country.On Friday, during a speech at Parliament for the opening of the new legislative year, King Mohammed VI proposed a win-win solution to create more job opportunities for Moroccan youth.The King addressed the possibility of “opening some sectors and jobs which are currently unlicensed for foreigners in the health sector,” with the condition that they share their professional expertise to benefit the country’s youth and increase employment opportunities in all sectors. The King noted that some international healthcare experts have expressed a growing interest in investing in Morocco.Regarding Morocco’s brain drain, the monarch stated that “there are tempting incentives which induce some students to remain abroad after completing their studies.” The new initiative aims to improve the quality of services and make Morocco  more competitive to highly qualified Moroccan youth who might not return to the country otherwise.This initiative is another example of the government’s efforts to ensure equal job opportunities, increase youth integration and lower the unemployment rate. The King stated that the “employment of youth is at the heart” of the country’s interests. The monarch stressed the importance of “establishing a link between vocational training programs and general education courses within a unified, integrated system,” and providing a balanced ground between theoretical and practical training.“Vocational training is a powerful lever for employment, provided it receives the attention it deserves and so long as it is given a new status as well as a broader scope,” the King said.Morocco’s ailing healthcare system has driven many qualified doctors and physicians to emigrate to foreign countries.Read Also: King Mohammed VI Speech at Fall Legislative Session October 12Many Moroccan doctors point to poor working conditions, inadequate pay, and under-equipped hospitals as reasons that they would rather leave. Instead of facing such prospects, Moroccan medical professionals are increasingly choosing to remain abroad, even though the nation is in dire need of medical services.On October 1, Morocco’s Independent Union of Public Sector Doctors published a statement condemning the “critical” situation of the health sector in the country, including the lack of appropriate infrastructure.The union also denounced health center closures, which deprives the public of services, as well as the minimal amount that the government’s budget allots to the health sector, “which falls within 5 percent.”The statement emphasized that at least 10 percent of the government budget should be spent on health in accordance with the World Health Organization’s recommendations. read more

ColtsTexans Preview Capsule

INDIANAPOLIS (6-6) at HOUSTON (9-3)Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE – Texans by 3 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD – Indianapolis 5-6-1, Houston 6-6SERIES RECORD – Colts lead 25-8LAST MEETING – Texans beat Colts 37-34, OT, Sept. 30.LAST WEEK – Colts lost to Jaguars 6-0; Texans beat Browns 29-13AP PRO32 RANKING – Colts No. 15, Texans No. 5COLTS OFFENSE – OVERALL (9), RUSH (20), PASS (10).COLTS Defence – OVERALL (11), RUSH (12), PASS (15).TEXANS OFFENSE – OVERALL (12), RUSH (3), PASS (22).TEXANS Defence – OVERALL (10), RUSH (5), PASS (18).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Colts have won five of last six to climb back into playoff hunt. … Indianapolis has won three of last four against Texans in series in which last eight games were decided by seven or fewer points. … Colts have scored at least 24 points in eight games this season — trailing only Kansas City (12) and New Orleans (9). … Indy is only NFL team to force at least one turnover in each game this season. … Andrew Luck returns to hometown one week after being shut out for first time in NFL career, snapping five-game winning streak. … Luck became 11th player in league history to throw for 450 yards and four TDs in season’s first meeting with Texans. … Eric Ebron needs eight receptions and 123 yards to set career bests and one TD catch to break Dallas Clark’s single-season Colts’ record for tight ends. … Ebron’s next score also will make him fifth tight end in league history with 13 TDs in one season. … Rookie LB Darius Leonard leads league in tackles (122) and is tied for fourth in forced fumbles (4). … K Adam Vinatieri could become third player in NFL history to appear in 350 career games. Vinatieri needs two field goals from 40-49 yards to break Gary Anderson’s career record (161). … Texans are first team in NFL history to win nine straight games after opening season 0-3. Nine-game winning streak is franchise record and longest active streak in league. … QB Deshaun Watson has 11 touchdown passes with just two interceptions in last five games. … RB Lamar Miller had 103 yards rushing last week and has 537 yards of offence and three touchdowns in last five home games. … Rookie TE Jordan Thomas had touchdown reception last week and has four TD catches in last five games. … Rookie WR Keke Coutee, who sat out last week with hamstring injury, had 11 catches for 109 yards in last meeting with Colts. … DE J.J. Watt had two sacks and forced two fumbles in last game against Indianapolis. … Watt is tied for fourth in NFL with 11 1/2 sacks. … DE Jadeveon Clowney had two sacks and fumble recovery for touchdown in last meeting with Colts. … Fantasy tip: Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins had 91 yards receiving last week and had 10 receptions for season-high 169 yards and touchdown in last game against Indianapolis.___More AP NFL: and Associated Press read more

Emile Cilliers Wife who stood by her husband after he tried to

Even after the guilty verdict was returned last month, following a retrial, Mrs Cilliers seemed to struggle… But one person who appeared unable to accept the enormity of Cilliers’s crimes was his intended victim, his wife.  The 38-year-old was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years on Friday after being convicted of two charges of attempted murder.  Officers said Victoria Cilliers had been the victim of her husband’s  “subtle and coercive” behaviour, leaving her “deeply traumatised”. When former Army sergeant Emile Cilliers tried to kill his wife by tampering with her parachute and sabotaging a gas valve at their home even hardened police officers were shocked by his calculating callousness. 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. read more

Maptek launches new Master program in geostatistical modelling

first_imgAs part of an ongoing commitment to the transfer of specialised knowledge, Maptek™ South America will present a new dedicated training course, Master in Geostatistical Modelling of Mineral Deposits, starting in 2018. The comprehensive course is under the direction of Professor Clayton V. Deutsch and will be held in conjunction with the Adolfo Ibáñez University, Chile. ‘The mining industry has entered a new era in which it wants to embrace new technologies,’ said Maptek South America Vice-President, Marcelo Arancibia, when announcing the initiative this week. ‘To be ready for this challenge we need to seamlessly incorporate new competencies and protocols to guarantee competitive improvement.’ ‘This is more relevant in the determination and characterisation of mineral deposits. Errors in the interpretation of basic data have caused many companies to obtain poor results in the exploitation of projects.’ Faced with this reality, in the last 15 years, geostatistics, a science that helps to model and estimate deposits, has transitioned from a discipline dominated by a few experts, to a differential of skills spread among various professionals worldwide. The knowledge of the tools, theory and practice of geostatistics has been fundamental to this change, allowing the corresponding modelling to be carried out correctly, according to Arancibia.‘Maptek anticipates that geologists, mining engineers and metallurgical engineers, as well as any professional working in resource estimation, will be willing to take this opportunity to improve their skills in applying the robust tools they need to expand their professional practice.’‘They will gain a solid technical foundation and graduate with high quality management and personal skills to reach executive positions and become leaders in their field,’ explained Arancibia.Entrepreneurial technology developer Maptek has a strong interest in disseminating knowledge, having trained more than 180 mining professionals in Resource Estimation through its Citation program in Applied Geostatistics for 18 years, led by Dr Clayton V. Deutsch. The new Master’s course is oriented towards geoscientists and engineers with experience in geostatistics, and consists of 10 modules taught over two years by experts Deutsch, Dr John Manchuk and Dr Ryan Barnett.Registrations for the inaugural Master in Geostatistical Modelling are now open. The picture shows Dr Clayton Deutsch (left) and Marcelo Arancibia during a recent geostatistics workshoplast_img read more

We toured the nerdiest spots in Toronto

first_img329 Yonge St, Toronto ON, M5B 1R7. Phone: 1-416-593-0889I’m afraid I didn’t get videos of the rest of these spots, but they deserve mention regardless. Silver Snail is a comic book store on Yonge Street, and it’s both fairly big and downright pleasant. It’s a strong balance of books and collectibles, with lots of big friendly life-sized statues to give the store personality.Besides the usual comic book store staples, Silver Snail has a fully stocked coffee shop and cafe inside, with coffee, soft drinks, and pastries ready to consume while you read (or play with your new action figures). It’s another store that’s deceptively large and nice because of its vertical location; the entrance is a tiny door marked “Silver Snail,” and the store itself is located up a flight of stairs.Hairy Tarantula354 Yonge St, Toronto ON, M5B 1S5. Phone: 1-416-596-8002Hairy Tarantula North: 6979 Yonge St, Toronto ON, M2M 3X9. Phone: 1-647-430-1263401 Games is a big, new-feeling board game warehouse and Snakes & Lattes College is a big new board game cafe, but Hairy Tarantula deserves respect for staying old school. It’s a simple, slightly cramped game shop on Yonge Street, located up another flight of stairs. It isn’t as large as 401 Games or S&L College or Annex, but it’s extremely well-stocked for its size, with a selection of older games the other two might lack.It’s also a great tabletop RPG resource, with bookshelves of sourcebooks for D&D, Pathfinder, Shadowrun, and others. There’s also a modest collection of trading figures and other collectibles.Hairy Tarantula also has a satellite store that’s much, much, much further up Yonge Street. I mean miles up , far from downtown Toronto. The store I visited, Hairy Tarantula Downtown, is at 354 Yonge Street. Hairy Tarantula North is at 6979 Yonge Street. However, Hairy Tarantula North is a larger store, with a bigger selection, and it’s worth a visit if you can make your way that far up the road.So if you’re looking to get your geek on in the Great White North, hopefully we’ve given you a good place to start. I was in Canada two weeks ago on a research mission. I heard about a bunch of game cafes and other geeky stores in Toronto, and I wanted to check them out myself. I was also in the area taking an ISF seminar on 4K and HDR television calibration techniques, but that’s not important (read’s television articles to find out more!). What matters is for several days I schlepped around downtown Toronto touring the nerdy sights.There are game cafes, retro video game stores, comic book stores, and the best anime collectible store I’ve seen this side of Anime Jungle in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo (Check it out. It’s hidden in a footmall, but freaking huge). And I toured them all. And here they are.Snakes & Lattes College489 College St, Toronto ON, M6G 1A5. Phone: 1-647-342-9229Snakes & Lattes Annes: 600 Bloor St, Toronto ON, M6G 1K4. Snakes & Lattes opened a few years ago on Bloor street. It was a coffee shop where you could walk in and play any of the hundreds of board games they had available, for a few dollars. It became incredibly popular, and so it needed to expand. That’s how Snakes & Lattes College was born about a year ago. The original Snakes & Lattes is still open as Snakes & Lattes Annex, but S&L College is about three times larger and closer to the heart of the city.This place is massive. It’s about the size of a beer hall, with dozens of tables and shelves upon shelves of board games, all built around a massive bar island that serves coffee, pastries, and even alcohol. The game selection is absurdly huge, with popular, obscure, and downright nostalgic games (they have HeroQuest!).There’s even a retail section where you can buy some of the games that are still available as new. Yes, they have Cards Against Humanity. They have a whole bookshelf of Cards Against Humanity. Seriously, if you call them, the first thing the message says is, “Yes, we have Cards Against Humanity.”A & C Games 518 Yonge St, Toronto ON, M4Y 1X9. Phone: 1-416-599-6446Toronto’s Yonge Street is a mile-long stretch of game and comic shops, dispensaries, Asian restaurants, and strip clubs. I’ve found Valhalla and it’s in Canada. One of the jewels of Yonge Street is 401 Games. You can walk into Snakes & Lattes College and play nearly any board game, but its retail section is pretty small. 401 Games is the opposite. There’s a game cafe upstairs, but the store itself is a giant warehouse filled with every board, card, and miniature game you can name.The store is as deep as Snakes & Lattes College is wide, with an entire wall of glass retail cases filled with CCG cards and other gaming supplies. Metal shelves stretch across the shop, filled with mainstream, European, licensed, miniature, and any other vaguely defined category of board game you can come up with. There are a dozen different Catans alone.The game cafe is pretty large, only dwarfed by Snakes & Lattes because the latter is so ridiculously massive (it was the largest spot I visited in Toronto). A main room has a small bar with refreshments and some shelves of well-used board games to play. A second room sits closer to the front for tournament card game play.Silver Snail Silver Snail1/6Silver Snail is a comic book store that’s both fairly big and downright pleasant.<><>center_img 315 Spadina Ave, Toronto ON, M5T 2E9. Phone: 1-416-979-0399There’s another great geek shop on the edge of Toronto’s Chinatown, but if you blink you’ll miss it. From the outside, AnimeXtreme looks like a tiny, dark storefront next to Saigon Video. Gundam posters cover the windows, but otherwise it looks like a cramped, poorly lit shop. Nothing could be further from the truth.Walk through the door and you’ll be greeted by a staircase leading down. Climb those stairs and you’ll see what AnimeXtreme really is: a well-lit, large, and ridiculously well-stocked anime store. Its storefront doesn’t do it justice at all.If you like anime figures and statures, there are hundreds of Figmas, Nendoroids, Revoltech, S.H. Figuarts, and others. There’s everything from chibi Venom Snake to on-model Lupin III, plus some downright massive statues and busts. And if you want context for any of these characters, there are aisles full of manga volumes. Yes, it’s a Japanese comic book shop too, not just a toy shop.The biggest and most impressive aspect of AnimeXtreme, however, is its Gunpla selection. Gunpla is a portmanteau for Gundam plastic model kits, which are hugely popular in Japan. An entire wall of the store is filled from floor to ceiling with Gunpla kits of all grades and from all Gundam series. A separate section of the store is dedicated just to model supplies, like tools, glues, and paints. Besides Gunpla, there are also dozens of Pokemon and Star Wars model kits. There’s even a massive, expensive Sahelanthropus from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.Oh, there are plushes, too. Little danglers and big-ass pillows of Pokemon, Mario, and tons of different anime characters. Plus backpacks, a handful of cosplay supplies, and, of course, DVDs.401 Games 452 Spadina Ave, Toronto ON, M5T 2G8. Phone: 1-416-923-3066Toronto has one of the most laid-back Chinatowns I’ve ever visited, and two of the best geek stores I’ve yet seen are located there. The first is A & C Games, which sits just on the northwest edge of Chinatown, on Spadina Ave. It’s a large, comprehensive retro game store.All of the usual retro selections you can think of are here. NES, SNES, PlayStation, Dreamcast, Sega CD, even Game Gear games. There’s a whole shelf full of nothing but old controllers of different shapes and sizes, including legacy fight sticks and rhythm controllers. There are even loads of old handheld systems, from every variation of Game Boy and Game Boy Advance to Tiger Electronics games.You can satisfy your need for Japanese games, thanks to entire shelves of imported cartridges and discs. The store has hundreds of Famicom, Super Famicom, and other systems’ games, straight from glorious Nihon (give or take a few decades).A ten-system test bench lets customers try out most used games before they buy them. It’s a simple setup of a CRT television sitting on a shelf filled with multiple game consoles. It isn’t for playing, though; the bench is just for making sure your cartridge or disc works (which is a great service for any retro game store).If that isn’t enough, A & C Cards sits in the back corner of A & C Games. It’s a small but well-stocked card shop and play area with cases full of Magic: The Gathering and other CCG cards and lots of long tables to play on.AnimeXtremelast_img read more

Study compares countys’ tax contributions to state expenditures

first_imgFor every dollar Clark County residents pay in tax revenue to the state government they get back roughly $1.23 in spending from the state’s general fund.That’s one of the conclusions of a recent study from the state’s Office of Financial Management that compares the amount of revenue the state collects from each of Washington’s 39 counties to the amount of expenditures the state spends in each county. The study ranked counties on how much state spending they receive over how much they contribute in taxes. The study shows that some counties contribute more to state coffers while others receive more in spending than they contribute in taxes. The study found that Clark County was somewhere in the middle.The study only counted expenditures from the state’s general fund, which funds social services, education, corrections and other services. It left out other sources of spending such as its capital or transportation budget.The study looked at spending and revenue in two different ways. The first looked at where the benefits of state spending are received. The second looked at where the spending occurred.The study uses the example of a student from Clark County attending Washington State University in Pullman. The first method would count that spending in Clark County. The second would count it in Whitman County, home to WSU.last_img read more

Northwestern defense stuns No 20 Utah 3120 in San Diego

first_img Posted: December 31, 2018 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Northwestern converted three Utah turnovers into 21 points in a dizzying nine-minute stretch in the pouring rain in the third quarter of the Holiday Bowl on Monday night, including Jared McGee’s 82-yard fumble return for a touchdown, to stun the No. 20 Utes 31-20 Monday night.The Wildcats (9-5) scored 28 points in the third quarter to win their third straight bowl game under coach Pat Fitzgerald. The Green Bay Packers reportedly want to interview Fitzpatrick for their head coaching job.Senior Clayton Thorson became the all-time leading passer for Northwestern, going 21 of 30 for 241 yards for 10,731 career yards. He broke Brett Basanez’s school record of 10,580. Thorson threw for two touchdowns and was intercepted once in making his 53rd straight start for the Wildcats, the most by a quarterback in Big Ten history. He is the program’s all-time winningest quarterback at 36-17. He was replaced after taking a hard shot midway through the fourth quarter.Utah (9-5) cruised to a 20-3 halftime lead behind redshirt freshman quarterback Jason Shelley before it all fell apart in the third quarter. Shelley had two interceptions and a fumble.On the opening drive of the second half, Shelley threw the ball right to Northwestern’s Blake Gallagher. Thorson’s 52-yard pass to Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman set up his 4-yard scoring toss to Riley Lees.The Utes had the ball first-and-goal at the 6 when Shelley rolled right, was hit from behind by Joe Gaziano and fumbled. McGee picked it up on the third bounce and ran down the sideline untouched for an 82-yard return that pulled the Wildcats to 20-17.The Utes advanced to the 30 and looked like they had enough for a first down on a catch by Jaylen Dixon, but he was stripped by Trae Williams. JR Pace recovered and returned it 34 yards. Two plays later, Northwestern took a 24-20 lead when Thorson threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to senior offensive lineman Trey Klock, a key player in goal line and short-yardage situations.Northwestern added another touchdown in the third quarter when Lees scored from 8 yards out for a 31-20 lead.Pace had a second interception in the third quarter, on a deflected pass.Shelley was making his fourth start in place of Tyler Huntley, who broke his collarbone against Arizona State on Nov. 3. He resumed practicing before the bowl but coach Kyle Whittingham said it would have taken a miracle for him to have played. Also out were leading rusher Zack Moss, leading receiver Britain Covey and leading tackler Chase Hansen, a senior.Shelley threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Dixon and a 4-yarder to tight end Jake Jackson, both in the first quarter.Utah lost for the just the second time in their last 16 bowls dating to 1999. Coach Kyle Whittingham’s bowl record dropped to 11-2. He was trying to become the first to win the Holiday Bowl as a player and coach. He played in the first four Holiday Bowls with BYU, going 2-2. He was inducted into the Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame in 2009 December 31, 2018 Updated: 9:06 PM AP, center_img Northwestern defense stuns No. 20 Utah 31-20 in San Diego AP Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 IndiaPakistan megaclash may get hampered by rain

first_imgIndia vs Pakistan cricketGareth Copley/Getty ImagesIt’s bad news for cricket fans all over the world, especially India Pakistan fans as, according to weather forecast, the much awaited and anticipated India-Pakistan ICC Cricket World Cup clash may get hampered by rain on June 16, at Manchester.In this year’s World Cup rain has been the topic of discussion as four matches till now have been abandoned due to downpour. But everybody have their fingers crossed for the match between the arch-rivals which supposedly is one of the biggest matches of the tournament. If the game is washed out then it will be a loss for cricket fans as well as from a monetary point of view for Star Group, the broadcasters.India’s last match against New Zealand also got washed out due to rain in Nottingham. Sri Lanka have been the worst affected due to rains as two of their matches were abandoned.On Sunday, it is predicted to be cloudy in Manchester and shower is likely to happen twice during the match. According to Accuweather prediction, it will be overcast throughout the day, with rainfall expected as the day progresses. The prediction states that there will be a light shower between 12 PM and 1 PM local time and again at 5 PM in Manchester. India have beaten Pakistan six times in World Cup. ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty ImagesMany former cricketers have condemned the ICC on this issue and have come down hard on the organisers. There have been discussions regarding why there are no reserve days for group matches. Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly said that the organisers should make sure that the grounds are covered a day or two before, if there is a forecast of rain. A tournament like this especially important matches like the India-Pakistan match may get hampered due to mismanagement of the organisers.India is going to face Pakistan after nine months and they have the upper hand over their neighbours as they have been in good form in the ongoing tournament. Pakistan, on the other hand, have their backs against the wall as they have won just one out of their four fixtures. It is a game of importance for both the sides. Pakistan will be looking forward to defeat India in the World Cups for the first time.last_img read more

Assange arrest followed drawnout dispute with Ecuador

first_imgEcuadorean minister of foreign affairs Jose Valencia gestures during a press conference with foreign media at Carondelet Palace in Quito on 11 April 2019. Ecuador said Thursday that it had identified a WikiLeaks collaborator close to Julian Assange as being involved in a plot with two Russian hackers to destabilise president Lenin Moreno`s government. Photo: AFPEcuador’s decision to abruptly end Julian Assange’s seven-year asylum in its London embassy on Thursday followed a long deterioration in relations, driven in part by suspicions he was secretly fuelling corruption allegations against president Lenin Moreno.British police on Thursday arrested the WikiLeaks founder, who sought asylum in the Andean nation’s diplomatic mission during the government of former Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa – who saw Assange as a hero for leaking secret US documents.By contrast, Moreno took a dim view of Assange when he took office in 2017, ordering the Australian hacker to cut back his online political commentary, stop riding his skateboard in the halls of the embassy and clean up after his pet cat.Moreno’s government accused WikiLeaks of being behind an anonymous website that said Moreno’s brother had created offshore companies that his family used to fund a luxurious lifestyle in Europe while Moreno was a delegate to a UN agency.Moreno denies wrongdoing.The leaked materials, dubbed the “INA Papers,” contained private photographs of Moreno and his family. After the release of the materials, Moreno said that Assange had no right to “hack private accounts and phones,” without directly accusing him.WikiLeaks tweeted about the reports but, in messages and statements to Reuters, strongly denied that Assange was responsible for the leaks or had anything to do with their initial publication.Embassy BehaviourEcuadorean government figures on Thursday publicly described what they called Assange’s unacceptable and ungrateful behaviour in the embassy. The government said it had spent $6.2 million on his upkeep and security between 2012 and 2018.Foreign minister Jose Valencia said Assange had been using a mobile phone that was not registered with the embassy and had warned the ambassador in January that he had installed panic buttons that he would activate if he considered his life at risk.”It’s strange that Mr. Assange has insisted on being the victim,” Valencia told Ecuador’s National Assembly.The interior minister, Maria Paula Romo, told reporters on Thursday that Assange had been “allowed to do things like put feces on the walls of the embassy and other behaviours of that nature.”Valencia told the congress that embassy cleaning staff described “improper hygienic conduct” throughout Assange’s stay, adding that a lawyer representing Assange had attributed the issue to “stomach problems.”Lawyers for Assange did not respond to requests for comment. Vaughan Smith, a friend and founder of London’s press Frontline Club who visited Assange late last week, told Reuters he believed the feces allegation was false.”Julian has been under stress but seemed in a balanced frame of mind every time I have seen him. It doesn’t seem in character,” Smith said.Staffing ChangeFriends of Assange who visited him inside the embassy over the last several months say that since Moreno became president, almost the entire embassy staff was replaced.The foreign ministry named a new ambassador after Moreno took office and fired one official, Fidel Narvaez, seen as close to Assange.While embassy staffers were friendly to Assange during Correa’s presidency, Moreno’s new diplomats were polite to visitors but hostile to Assange, his friends said.In early February, according to Ecuadorean government memos released by Assange’s supporters, Ecuador complained to Assange that he had deliberately pointed a studio lamp at a security camera the embassy had installed in a room where Assange was receiving visitors.Later that month, the ambassador sent Assange a memo complaining that he had “shown once again an unacceptable behaviour” by playing a radio loudly while meeting visitors. “This action disturbed the work being carried out by the embassy,” the ambassador said.Assange had taken refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault investigation that was later dropped.US officials announced after his arrest on Thursday that he had been charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, paving the way for his extradition.Correa, in an interview with Reuters in Brussels, said Moreno had given Assange “to his executioners.”Asked whether he had worked with Wikileaks to leak the INA documents, he did not directly respond. He said the documents showed the “rottenness” within Moreno’s family.”I apologise on behalf of the Ecuadorean people. A government like that – such a treacherous, treacherous president – does not represent us,” Correa said.Valencia declined to comment on criticisms of Moreno.Correa is embroiled in a legal battle with prosecutors pursuing a case involving the kidnapping in 2012 of an opposition lawmaker. A court in Ecuador last year ordered him to be imprisoned pending a trial and issued an international arrest warrant. Correa denies the charge.last_img

Students Get Astronaut Training At Space Center University

first_img#Space Center U® Visual Impairment (VI) Program is a new challenging three-day program for visually impaired students ages 15-18 that will run 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8-10 at Space Center #Houston. Learn More:— Space Center Houston (@SpaceCenterHou) May 7, 2018 Share NOW ENROLLING: Our Day Camps allow children ages 4-11, a learning experience involving science and the future of spaceflight at Space Center Houston. #Houston #Camp #Houston— Space Center Houston (@SpaceCenterHou) May 3, 2018center_img Zena Cardman shimmied into a white spacesuit beside the 6.2 million-gallon pool, NASA personnel by her side ensuring everything was sealed up tight.The Houston Chronicle reports it was barely 8:30 a.m., but the bright-eyed Cardman was prepping to spend up to eight hours in the pool, known as the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, as part of her training to be an astronaut.At least 20 feet above her in the visitor’s gallery, a group of high school students — usually quick to moan at such an early hour — were just as bright-eyed as they watched the newbie astronaut suit up.They had a perfect view of what is much more difficult to see at ground level: Within the 40-foot-deep pool sat a mock-up of the International Space Station, providing astronauts a training ground for spacewalks because of the environment’s likeness to zero gravity.One especially giddy boy watched in wonder as the process unfolded.“I’m applying,” he said.It’s exactly the reaction officials hoped for from students at Space Center University, a five-day program at Space Center Houston that was recently expanded to include middle school as well high school students.Similar to Space Camp in Alabama, students are exposed to the rigors of astronaut training, as well as science, technology, engineering and math fields that could land them a job at NASA one day. They conduct experiments, go behind the scenes at the Johnson Space Center and even get a chance to scuba dive.The program, started in 2000, brings students from around the world to Houston each year. With the expansion to middle school students, participation in the program has almost doubled to 2,000 so far this year.“It’s exciting to see the growth of the program,” said Kaci Heins, the education manager at Space Center Houston’s museum. “We’re trying to inspire the next generation of explorers early on by showing them this is exactly what they do across the street.”Space Center Houston, typically teaming with visitors speaking countless different languages, was a ghost town when the group of 36 high school students from Great Britain and France recently strolled up to its front doors.It was the group’s fourth of five days participating in the program, and so far they’d built mini-Mars habitats, a launchable rocket and a cryo-capsule to protect egg-stronauts — astronauts made of eggs — from minus-321 degrees, a similar temperature to what astronauts would experience on Mars.It was only 7:30 a.m., but there was not a yawn in sight as the students prepared for arguably the most exciting of the five-day program. This day, they were getting a crash course in scuba diving, a key component for participants between 15 and 18.The diving experience is the best way to show them what it’s like to be an astronaut — which is the goal of the whole program, said Dave Brown, program coordinator.Initially, the five-day program was limited to students ages 15-18 and available 50 weeks of the year, though officials usually fill only 26-28 weeks. The programs for 11- to 14-year-olds were added this year with activities tailored to a younger audience.Along with building rockets, habitats and scuba diving, students also meet an astronaut and tour NASA’s Houston facilities, such as Mission Control and the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.Emily Rowe, an 18-year-old from Great Britain who participated in the early April group, found the STEM activities most beneficial. She dreams of being a mechanical engineer after college, and the program “is just another STEM building block on the path toward my goal,” she said.Depending on the number of students enrolled each week and whether hotel, transportation and food is included, the cost of the program ranges from about $616 to $1,046. Students can apply in groups or as individuals on the museum’s website. Some scholarships are available.“We’re trying to inspire them ever earlier on, so they can learn what courses to take in high school and show them the pathway so then they’re on their way,” Heins said.Even in early April, the air in the Williams Pool building was thick with humidity and chlorine.The aluminum walls were rusting, the paint was peeling, and the bleachers were old and crumbling. The pool had clearly seen decades of use.But it doesn’t have to be pretty to help scuba-certify the men and women headed to space. NASA has been using William’s Indoor Pool, about a 20-minute drive from the Johnson Space Center, as a training ground for astronauts since 2008. Each astronaut must be a certified scuba diver so they can practice spacewalks in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.Space agency officials are able to make the area resemble zero gravity through a combination of flotation devices and weights, making the astronauts appear to “hover” under water. The name — Neutral Buoyancy Lab — refers to a state in which an object is just as lightly to sink as it is float, according to NASA.Though astronauts can still feel the weight of their suits — unlike in zero gravity — and some tasks are easier or harder than in space, the pool “is currently the best method available by which astronauts train for spacewalks,” according to NASA.About an hour after astronaut Cardman took her turn in the pool, the Space Center University students were suiting up for a scuba session taught by a former lab diver.The students’ shouts of glee and splashing of diving fins echoed throughout the building as they painstakingly learned how to breath underwater through their oxygen masks and keep themselves close to the bottom of the pool.Despite their best efforts, some struggled to breathe only through their mouths, while others continued to float to the surface. But eventually, the students were ready for the next step: putting together PVC pipes underwater, an activity that gave them a sense of what it’s like to work in zero gravity.“We wanted to get as close as possible as what they would see in space, in a 4-foot-deep chlorinated pool,” Brown said.For Andrew Paterson, a 21-year-old instructor with the group from Great Britain, the diving activity showed him once again that becoming an astronaut was what he wanted to do.Space Center University, he said, “showed me that I want to move forward … and focus my mind on things I need to do to become an astronaut.”#ICYMI: @alexdstuckey highlights how students get a taste of #Astronaut life here at Space Center #Houston.— Space Center Houston (@SpaceCenterHou) May 4, 2018last_img read more

Ancient Graffiti Reveals Life Inside Roman Brothels

first_imgPompeii is one of the most important sites for archaeologists and historians to research the Roman empire and its culture. Pompeii was a medium-sized town, with around 11,000 inhabitants. However, it is characterized by its multicultural demographics, thriving community and sophisticated infrastructure. The nearby port of Pozzuoli enabled the development of a strong economy, particularly centered around trade.Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii seen from above. Photo by ElfQrin CC BY-SA 4.0The economic stability and the presence of merchants from all parts of the empire ensured for a strong presence of sex trade. Sex historians have thoroughly researched the walls of estates that served as brothels such as inns, taverns and lunch counters.What also plays a major role in their research is the graffiti that sometimes graphically listed details connected to sex-work, therefore serving as one of the most important historical sources.Roman painting from Pompeii, early 1st century AD, most likely depicting Cleopatra VII, wearing her royal diadem, consuming poison in an act of suicide, while Caesarion, also wearing a royal diadem, stands behind her.The pictures on the walls usually present fair skinned women with intricate hairstyles, accompanied by tanned and athletic men. There are three potential reasons for these images.They could have served as a visual cue for stronger arousal. It could also be that the scenes were a pictorial menu of different services one could get in a brothel. Lastly, they might have been guides for inexperienced customers who would frequent the premises.Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as other cities affected by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The black shading represents the general distribution of ash, pumice and cinders. Photo by MapMaster CC BY-SA 3.0Much of the graffiti found on the walls is very graphic. It details specific employees and their skills, sexual advice, and prices for specific acts one could seek out.Related Video: Mummified Cats and Beetles Discovered in Ancient TombStudies of this graffiti have revealed that the sex workers had names of exclusively Greek origin. Their names were sometimes descriptive and told the story about either physical characteristics or the function of a sex-worker. The names of male sex workers are also featured.Purpose-built brothels featured cubicles with a permanent foundation for the bed, as in this example from the Lupanar at Pompeii.As freeborn women were not allowed to have sex outside of marriage, it is almost certain that their only customers were men. The practice of homosexual intercourse was indeed nothing strange for the ancient Rome.The only rule was that the citizens who were higher up in rank could not take on a submissive role during intercourse. In general, the sex trade was not frowned upon and it was central in maintaining the institution of marriage. It was believed that the wife’s role was solely to provide a male heir.Roman fresco with banquet scene (detail) from the Casa dei Casti Amanti (IX 12, 6-8) in Pompeii.Seeking pleasures from a wife was thought to be immodest and not respectful to the woman. Therefore, the husbands would fulfill their fantasies in one of the many brothels around. Sex work was not illegal, but adultery was, so it was a normal practice to pay in exchange for physical love.However, sex-workers had it far from easy. They worked in stone cells, usually without any windows and with a curtain instead of a door.Fresco of couple in bed.Most sex workers were slaves, so they did not have any choice but to obey their masters. The attitude towards slaves in ancient Italy was not favorable — it ranged between indifference at best to open violence.They were cut off from the rest of the world and usually moved only around the estate they worked in. They were usually under the control of procurers who owned the rights to them and their bodies, and who may have provided only the most basic necessities for their slaves.Read another story from us: Clever Marketing: Ancient Greek prostitutes wore sandals that printed a message in the ground reading, “Follow me”At bigger towns and cities there were some women that worked the streets on their own. The percentage of solo prostitutes is rather small, and it consisted either of freed slaves or very poor freeborn women.last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Watch the interview with Sean Skea, M.D., Canterbury District Health Board’s Chief of Radiology at Christchurch Hospital.Intelerad’s robust, reliable and intuitive workflow-based solutions help ensure a smooth journey for the patients of the Canterbury district, eliminating bottlenecks and boosting the efficiency of the patient imaging process.About Canterbury District Health BoardIn the Canterbury region of New Zealand, the Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) ensures the effective coordination and delivery of public healthcare services to the district’s residents. It is the largest employer in New Zealand’s South Island, with more than 9,000 staff across 14 hospitals and numerous community bases.Robust, Reliable PACS Ensures Smooth Patient ExperienceOf the country’s 20 district health boards, Canterbury DHB is the second largest by population as well as by geographical area. Canterbury DHB is highly patient-centric. The group strives diligently to remove bottlenecks from what is often referred to as “the patient’s journey.”The radiology departments in this sizeable public healthcare organization work continuously to ensure that the imaging and reporting process is effective, efficient and high-quality. Canterbury DHB has used Intelerad’s IntelePACS for the seamless archiving, distributing, and secure sharing of images and reports.“Having a robust PACS has allowed us to progress patients very quickly onto the next step of their care management,” says Sean Skea, M.D., Canterbury DHB’s chief of radiology at Christchurch Hospital.Workflow Features Enable High Levels of ProductivityIntelePACS’ integrated workflow, universal worklist and comprehensive InteleViewer module increase productivity and efficiency for the organization’s radiologists. “It is Intelerad’s workflow that makes the difference,” says Skea, who finds Intelerad’s domain expertise in this area especially valuable.Efficiency is particularly critical with the district’s growing demand for radiological services in the face of increasingly constrained radiologist resources.Intelerad software plays a huge role in recognizing that goal. “We can virtually turn around reports within minutes,” says Skea, who has introduced real-time reporting to emergency departments in the district.Performance Maximized by Ease of Use, Reliability and Remote MonitoringCanterbury DHB radiologists find Intelerad solutions extremely intuitive, with new staff members becoming proficient and productive on the system within a day or two. “The software is easy to use. That is so important,” Skea says. “These solutions absolutely deliver in terms of functionality and the radiologists can focus on reporting cases.”Canterbury DHB also recognizes the value of the Intelerad Pulse support service, which proactively and continuously monitors customer systems remotely. Timely diagnostic and preventive maintenance ensures business continuity. “It is an incredibly robust system,” says Skea, who has never experienced an outage of Intelerad’s software.Common PACS Bridges Gaps between Public, Private SystemsIn the Christchurch area, the patient journey may begin in the public system, continue with a private specialist, and then return to the public system. This situation can invite the undesirable bottlenecks Canterbury DHB seeks to avoid in the patient experience.Efficiency in patient imaging is maintained, however, because private practitioners in Christchurch also use IntelePACS. Thus, physicians and radiologists get instant, seamless access to prior images and reports, whether the studies originated in the public or private system. This is a huge advantage that enhances patient care and eliminates unnecessary repeat imaging, saving money and time. “The imaging actually follows them,” says Skea. “From a patient perspective, the benefits are enormous.”The availability of a common, robust PACS solution also allows Canterbury DHB to effectively share its radiology workload with the private sector when necessary. This has been critical as demand for services can outpace the supply of radiologists in the public system. “Having common technology has been hugely advantageous,” says Skea.Customer-Centric Approach Differentiates InteleradWith such a patient-centric approach to healthcare, it is not surprising that Canterbury DHB admires and values the customer-centric emphasis for which Intelerad is known. “I do not know of another PACS vendor that listens to their customers the way Intelerad does,” Skea says. He appreciates that Intelerad solicits feedback, and then implements what its customers need. “This really differentiates Intelerad,” he says. “That is one of the most outstanding features of working with them.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Case Study | March 14, 2013 | Intelerad Medical Systems Large New Zealand Public Health Board Relies on Intelerad Solutions for Effective, Efficient Workload Sharing IntelePACS’ Multi-Site Workflow Features Bridge the Gap Between Public and Private Healthcare Providers News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more last_img read more

Tunisia court upholds cartoon blasphemy conviction

first_img Parents, stop beating yourself up Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories The stiff sentence shocked many Tunisians and was seen as a sign of the new importance of Islam in Tunisia after the North African country’s secular dictatorship was overthrown last year.Majeri was convicted under laws dating from Tunisia’s dictatorship that remain in force despite its overthrow.Since then, there has been an explosion of social forces, including artists pushing the boundaries of expression as well as conservative Islamists denouncing the lack of piety in society.Bochra Belhaj Hamida, the defense lawyer, condemned the court decision as unjust and criticized the judges for not letting a medical expert testify that Majeri had mental problems.The trial comes two weeks after ultraconservative Islamists attacked an art gallery which was allegedly showing works insulting to Islam.The head of a television station also was fined for showing an animated film that detractors say was blasphemous because it included a scene portraying God, which is forbidden in Islam.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Sponsored Stories center_img Comments   Share   TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – A Tunisian appeals court upheld Monday the 7-year sentence for a man convicted of blasphemy for posting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on Facebook.Jaber Majeri was convicted March 28 for posting images of the prophet purportedly being intimate with one of his wives. He was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison and fined $800.A friend of his, Ghazi Beji, was also wanted in the same case, but he fled the country and was later convicted and sentenced in absentia. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementslast_img read more

As the ninth jewel in The Peninsula Hotels crown

first_imgAs the ninth jewel in The Peninsula Hotels’ crown, The Peninsula Shanghai will open on October 19, 2009. The hotel fronts the historic Bund within the exclusive Waitan Yuan, with views of the Bund, Huangpu River, Pudong and the former British Consulate Gardens. Designed by renowned architect David Beer and acclaimed interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, the hotel is a modern interpretation of the Shanghai’s Art Deco aesthetic.In celebration of this milestone event, The Peninsula Shanghai introduces the Peninsula Preview Rate. Valid October 19, 2009 through February 28, 2010, this rate starts at 2,009 Yuan for a Superior Room (about $295). Normal rates are 3,200 Yuan or about $468 a night. Guests also receive a complimentary American-style breakfast and round-trip airport transfers from Hongqiao or Pudong International read more

photos by Rebecca Weeks text by Shannon Mackenzi

first_img(photos by Rebecca Weeks, text by Shannon Mackenzie) February 21, 2018A group of 150 students enrolled in 7th grade at the Eduprize School from Gilbert, AZ visited Arcosanti February 21st! They took an hour long tour and learned about how Arcosanti was built, the purpose of the Urban Laboratory and got to ask our wonderful tour guides all of their fascinating questions. Take a look at their trip below:last_img

BOC Asset Management launches first mutual fund

first_imgBank of Cyprus (BOC), the island’s largest lender, said that its BOC Asset Management (BOCAM) unit launched operations on December 1, with the introduction of a mutual fund. The BOC European Equity Fund of Funds aims to generate high yields in the long run with the management of investment in mutual funds investing in Europe, mainly through capital gains but also with income, Bank of Cyprus said in an emailed statement on Friday.BOCAM will actively manage the investment of BOC European Equity Fund of Funds via a thorough and strict selection procedure of mutual investment funds investing in securities, mainly in European capital markets.The bank added that mutual investment funds are an investment option for both institutional and private investors, are highly regulated and considered an effective asset management tool offering investors ‘considerable advantages’.These advantages include professional investment and portfolio management, immediate liquidity, optimisation of the return-to-risk ratio via wide diversification, relatively low transaction costs, absence of minimum participation requirements, transparency via the daily publication of prices and yields and the daily publication of the net value of the investment, BoC said.BOCAM is the first Cypriot mutual fund management company approved by both the European Central Bank and the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Committee (CySEC), the bank added.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo2019 Cars | Sponsored LinksThese 2019 Cars Cost Under $20k2019 Cars | Sponsored LinksUndoLiverMD | SupplementTop Doctor Recommends Liver Health SolutionLiverMD | SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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