Trump right and wrong on French wine tariffs

first_imgPARIS — U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France’s “big tariffs” make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines here: Wrong because customs duties on imported wines are applied not by France but by the European Union. Right because American tariffs are “globally” less than what Europe charges, the French customs authority says.Prices aside, wine made in the U.S. is apparently appreciated in the European Union — the world’s premier importer — and in France, where the value of wine imported has risen 200 per cent between 2008 and 2017, according to the French Federation of Wines and Spirits Exporters.Trump went after France on several fronts in tweets on Tuesday, including blasting tariffs on its emblematic wine.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Famous Algerian singer Idir calls for independence of Kabylia

first_imgTaroudant- Famous Algerian singer called for the independence of region of Kabiliya, noting that Algerian Tamazight can’t live their culture or their identity under Algerian sovereignty. In an interview with Hacen Hireche for BRTV on the issue of the officialization of Tamazight, France-based singer Idir said that Amaizgh “must no longer claim it. It must rather be. It must exist.”“There many forms of governance that have been called for like regionalisation, federation, and autonomy, but now it makes sense for me to lead to the concept of independence because we can neither live our culture nor our identity so the last reasonable way is to separate,” he said. Algerian singer draws on his Amazigh culture to defend the officialization of Tamazight, adding that while in Morocco Tamazigh has already been made an official language, Algerian authorities still refuse to follow on the same path. “Morocco has already officialized Tamzight and Libyans are on the same path, but in Algeria they don’t like that,” he said. In response to a question about the name officially attributed to the Maghreb “union Maghreb Arab”, Idir replied that this name (the Arbic Maghreb) is a sign that the Arabism is still “carrying on its mission.” “The name actually attributed to this region doesn’t respect the diversity in ethnicity of the region, as there are Christians, Jews etc,” he said. He questioned the credibility of the official article that says Algeria is an Arab state, adding that Arabs if they even exist in Algeria, they are not real Arabs, they are Arab-speaking, not real Arabs.On the other hand, he called of the establishment of a secular state, adding that the state should not have a religion, nor dictate to people what religion they should embrace.“The state should guarantee the right of individuals to believe in what they want. Those who want to be Christians, Buddhists or Muslims etc, should have the right to do so, and it is not up to the state to enforce the religion of citizens,” he said.“The state should not have a religion, the state is permanent and eternal, it has no religion and is the guardian of institution,” he noted. Idir has always used his Amazigh music to claim the Amazigh identity of his fellow Algerians in particular and that of the Amazigh people in general.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

General Assembly president lauds Bali climate change breakthrough

17 December 2007The President of the General Assembly today welcomed this weekend’s outcome at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, where nearly 200 countries agreed to launch a two-year process of formal negotiations to tackle the problem of global warming. Srgjan Kerim “commends the spirit of compromise and cooperation shown by all parties during the discussions in Bali,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.After the two-week Bali negotiations were extended for an extra day, delegates reached agreement on Saturday on both the agenda for the negotiations and a 2009 deadline for completing them so that a successor pact to the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions can enter into effect in 2013.Under the so-called Bali Roadmap, key issues to be negotiated will be: taking action to adapt to the negative consequences of climate change, such as droughts and floods; devising ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; finding ways to deploy climate-friendly technology; and financing adaptation and mitigation measures.Thanking the Indonesian Government for its leadership during the process and for hosting the landmark event, Mr. Kerim said that he “believes that advancing further on this agreement in the forthcoming negotiations is of crucial importance.”He intends to convene a high-level Assembly meeting – bringing together Member States, the private sector and civil society – on 11-12 February next year to bolster support for addressing climate change in partnership with the UN.Four major UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings to implement the Bali Roadmap are planned for next year, with the first to be held in either March or April. The negotiations process is scheduled to conclude in 2009 at a major summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. read more

Brock prof and author nominated for national literary awards

Brock professor and author Gregory Betts has been shortlisted for a pair of national literary prizes.The associate professor of English Language and Literature at Brock is one of four finalists for the Gabrielle Roy Prize (English Section) for the best book on Canadian literature for his book, Avant-Garde Canadian Literature: The Early Manifestations.Avant-Garde Canadian Literature (University of Toronto Press 2013)The award, presented by the Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures (ACQL), honours the best work of Canadian literary criticism published in English.The winner will be announced at Congress 2014 at Brock University on May 24 at the Gabrielle Roy Prize reception at the ACQL annual conference.Betts, who is also director of Brock’s Centre for Canadian Studies, is also one of a dozen authors in the running for this year’s Carter V. Cooper Prize.He was nominated for a science-fiction short story of his, which is a conceptual imagining of the apocalypse based on the Planck — the smallest unit of time.The award, presented by ELQ Magazine (Exile: the Literary Quarterly), will be announced at the end of this month. read more

Duty of UN global community to bring decolonization to successful end Annan

“It is up to the United Nations and the international community to bring the decolonization process to a successful conclusion,” Mr. Annan said in a message to the opening of the Pacific regional seminar on decolonization. It was delivered on his behalf to the gathering in Papua New Guinea by Anna Theofilopoulou, the Acting Chief of the UN’s Decolonization Unit.”I hope this year’s seminar will…help all concerned to prepare for the future by devising strategies to support the political, economic and social advancement of the Non-Self Government Territories in their quest for self-determination,” he said.The annual seminar, which will run through Thursday, was organized by the UN General Assembly’s Special Committee on Decolonization.Following a focus last year on the Caribbean, the Committee’s 2004 gathering, which coincides with the Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories, will focus on practical steps to advance the decolonization process in Pacific-based territories.The seminar is being conducted within the framework of the Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2001 to 2010) and delegations are expected to discuss the Special Committee’s role in facilitating decolonization of the Non-Self-Governing Territories and the views of the representatives of Non-Self-Governing Territories, both in the Pacific region and the Caribbean, on their present status and prospects for decolonization.The case of Tokelau, which is making progress towards decolonization, also will be presented and discussed. read more

Badger women claim silver at national curling championships

They don’t call them ‘Team Resilient’ for nothing.The Brock University’s women’s curling team proved why they’ve earned the moniker by securing a silver medal at the national university curling championships Tuesday.This is the second consecutive year the women’s squad brought home a medal from the U SPORTS Curling Championships, this time held at Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton, N.B.“Our women’s team has been nicknamed ‘Team Resilient’ and they remained supportive of each other throughout the game and the season,” said head coach Murray Etherington. “I am extremely proud of the women’s efforts and competitive display today.”Both teams made few mistakes in the faceoff and the skips were strong with their last stones, which resulted in a low-scoring game with not a lot of big opportunities to widen the scoring gap. Laurentian never trailed, winning 7-5.The Badgers read the ice well early in the match, but Laurentian led 3-0 after the first end.“We had a couple of misses in the first end that our opponents capitalized on,” said Etherington. “After that, both teams played a great game.”Back-to-back sharp throws by senior skip Terri Weeks late in the second diffused all of Laurentian’s plays and allowed the Badgers to keep the hammer heading into the third, where they brought the score within one (3-2).Weeks made a difficult throw to destroy the guards Laurentian built in the fourth, but the Voyageurs registered a point with a calculated throw.Voyageurs skip Kira Brunton continued to restore Laurentian’s lead by two every time Brock pulled within one.Holding the hammer in the ninth, Brock’s first-year vice Claire Randell tossed a pair of dynamite throws to put Brock into the red, with the Badgers trailing 6-5 into the final end.“Our last shot hit and rolled out in the ninth end. That was unfortunate, but we made Laurentian throw their last shot to the button and Kira Brunton made a great shot to win,” said Etherington. “That is really all that you can ask for.”The women’s team consists of Weeks, Randell, second Marcia Richardson, lead Jillian Page, fifth Laura Henderson and alternates Sarah Bailey and Cassie Barnard. The women’s assistant coach is Karen Heywood.The Badgers, who curl out of the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, enjoyed a successful curling season. The women’s team went 5-2 in the round robin and overcame Queen’s 6-5 in the semifinals. At the OUA championships, the women won bronze.The men’s team went 2-5 at nationals and won a silver medal at the OUA championships.“I know the men struggled, but I am really proud of how they competed hard in every game and then came out to support the women,” Murray said. “Both teams represented Brock University with enormous pride. I am thankful to have such a great coaching staff and so many terrific student-athletes in our program.” read more

Good Guys in Superhero Movies Are More Violent Than Villains

first_img MovieBob Reviews: INCREDIBLES 2Comics that should be on the big screen They don’t make superheroes like they used to. “Good guys” in superhero movies conduct more violent acts on screen than the villains they are battling, according to a study being presented today at this year’s American Academy of Pediatrics conference.In looking at 10 superhero movies released in 2015 and 2016, researchers found the films’ protagonists committed an average of 23 acts of violence per hour, compared to 18 acts by the antagonists.“Children and adolescents see the superheroes as ‘good guys,’ and may be influenced by their portrayal of risk-taking behaviors and acts of violence,” said the abstract’s lead author, Robert Olympia, MD, a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine and an Attending Physician at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/ Penn State Children’s Hospital.Apparently, violence is the answer. #MTVMovieAwards— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) April 11, 2016The research looks at the movies Suicide Squad, Batman: The Killing Joke, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, X-Men: Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron.Rsearchers also found the films showed male characters in nearly five times as many violent acts (34 per hour, on average), than female characters, who were engaged in an average of seven violent acts per hour.The superheroes portrayed in movies are often more likely to commit violent acts than the villians, #AAP18 research shows. @CNN looks at why this could be problematic for kids, even if the violence is perceived to happen for a good reason:— Amer Acad Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds) November 3, 2018According to the abstract of the study, the most common violent act of superheroes was fighting, with 1,021 instances, followed by destruction of property, murder, bullying, intimidation and torture. For villains, use of a lethal weapon was most common, with 604 instances counted.To help counteract the negative influence superhero films may have on children, the study’s principal investigator, John N. Muller, MS, suggests families watch them together and talk about what they see.“Co-viewing these movies as a family can be an effective antidote to increased violence in superhero-based films,” said Muller, a medical student at the Penn State University College of Medicine. But the key, he said, is discussing the consequences of violence actively with their children.More on Psychedelics Might Impact Creativity, Study SaysDoctors to Start Prescribing ‘Museum Visits’ for Better HealthMagnetic Nanobots Are the Future of Healthcare Stay on targetlast_img read more

OBITUARY Margaret R Patey Champey 71

OBITUARY Margaret R Patey Champey 71

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Margaret R. Champey (Patey), fondly known as “Marge” to her family and friends, age 71, of Lowell, formerly of Wilmington and Cambridge, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2018, at Lowell General Hospital.Marge was born in Boston, MA on January 8, 1947; she was the dear daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Beverage) Patey.Marge married her beloved husband Joseph Champey in March of 1970; the couple lived in Cambridge for many years where they raised their family. Marge and Joe spent many wonderful years together before his passing in October of 2011.Marge was the devoted mother of Jamie E. Champey and his wife Debbie of Wilmington and the late Tanya M. (Champey) MacDonald and her husband Ralph MacDonald of Arlington, loving “RaRa” of Shaun and Dylan Champey and Vivian Rose MacDonald. Marge is also survived by her siblings, nieces, nephews and dear friends.Family and friends will gather for Visitation on Saturday, July 7th, at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to Local Heroes, PO Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Linda J. Gallagher, 71In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Morris “Moe” Anderson, 68In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Abercrombie Fitch CEO Mike Jefferies Steps Down

first_imgMichael Jefferies, the controversial CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, stepped down from his post on Tuesday effective immediately, marking the end of a two-decade long career that saw several ups and downs.Abercrombie & Fitch did not specify if Jeffries was asked to leave or if it was his personal decision. It, however, said that the board had started looking for a potential candidate to fill the post. Meanwhile, the board has established an Office of the Chairman, which will include Chairman Arthur Martinez, CFO Jonathan Ramsden, brand president Christos Angelides and Fran Horowitz, brand president of Hollister, that will take care of the company’s needs in the interim.”It is impossible to overstate Mike Jeffries’ extraordinary accomplishments in building Abercrombie & Fitch to the iconic status the brand now enjoys. From a standing start two decades ago, his creativity and imagination were the driving forces behind the company’s growth and success,” Martinez said in a statement.”Going forward, we are confident in our talented senior leadership team and the steps we are taking to revitalize our brands and business. We are also confident that our search will identify a new leader with the skills and expertise to enable Abercrombie & Fitch to capitalize fully on its growth opportunities and build shareholder value,” Martinez added.Jefferies said that it had been an honor to lead the extraordinarily talented group of people in the firm.”I am extremely proud of your accomplishments. I believe now is the right time for new leadership to take the Company forward in the next phase of its development,” Jefferies said.Jeffries departure is the latest shake-up in the top-level management at Abercrombie & Fitch as several investors have been displeased by the company’s recent performance and controversies.Abercrombie & Fitch has been struggling to fix its balance sheet and its reputation. Over the past few months, the company has been marred by several controversies including one where Jeffries said that the brand was “exclusionary” and, therefore, didn’t have sizes exceeding 10 or L.Experts say that news of the stepping-down doesn’t really come as a surprise and could even be good for the company’s profits and reputation. Robin Lewis of Forbes notes that though Jefferies had a hand in positioning A&F’s image and taking it to new highs, he wasn’t able to strategically adopt to the changes the brand required.”Essentially, Michael Jeffries was A&F and A&F was Michael Jeffries. Both were one. Therefore, for him to re-position the brand, would be as impossible as changing his own personality – or his DNA. And, of course, he has not been able to do so,” Lewis writes.Others say that the departure is probably a calculated decision by the company.”Clearly one of the company’s goals was to work on a succession plan. From the company’s standpoint, they’re going to continue to do what they’ve been trying to do, which is to balance change with stability,” John D. Morris, a senior retail analyst with BMO Capital Markets was quoted by The New York Times.last_img read more

Spotify Tops 108 Million Paying Subscribers

Spotify Tops 108 Million Paying Subscribers

first_img Music Moguls of the Year: The Weeknd Manager Sal Slaiby Swears He’ll Be ‘The Greatest Immigrant’ Trump Ever Saw Popular on Variety Spotify expects to add between 2 million and 6 million premium subscribers in the third quarter, and hopes to reach between 120-125 million paid users by the year’s end.The company also said the audience for its podcasts — a primary target for future growth, in which is has invested hundreds of millions of dollars — has grown 50% over the first quarter of 2019.The company also attempted to calm any investor nerves about the ongoing state of negotiations. “This is the sixth round of label negotiations we’ve worked through in our 13-year history,” it noted “and, while it is typically a long drawn-out process, it has become part of the normal cadence of the business.”During the investor call, cofounder and CEO Daniel Ek pointed to Africa, Russia and South Korea as prime target markets for growth, and noted that its troubled launch in India is “growing in line with expectations.”He also said the company believes it is still “in the early stages of subscriber growth,” and pointed to projects like vertical videos and its Spotify Singles feature as “enabling artists to connect with fans in bigger ways.”The company’s total revenue for the quarter was $1.86 billion — up 31% from the same period in 2018 — of which subscription revenue made up 90.1% and $1.67 billion. Ad supported revenue for the quarter reached $184 million, up 34%. McCarthy said he expects the company’s year-over-year growth rate to “come down slightly — you can’t sustain 35% growth.”The famously money-losing company’s operating losses for the quarter were just $3.3 million, down from $104.5 million in 2018.“Our better than expected loss in the quarter was a result of higher Gross Profit and lower than expected spend across artist marketing, R&D, and G&A,” the report reads.Its important average revenue per user (ARPU) was €4.86, down around 1% from last year but 2% when calculating exchange rates. “Downward pressure on ARPU continues to moderate, and we continue to expect that ARPU declines through the remainder of the year will be in the low single digits,” the report says. In a second-quarter earnings report released today, Spotify revealed that it has topped 108 million paying subscribers — up 8 million from the previous quarter — and 232 million monthly active users.It also pointed to new agreements “two of our four major label partners on the renewal of our global sound recording licenses,” and said it is in “active discussions” with the other two. Music Business Worldwide speculated that the two labels that have renewed agreements are Sony Music and the independent label collective Merlin; a source confirmed to Variety that the company’s negotiations with Warner Music are ongoing, leaving Universal, the world’s largest music company, as the other label that has not renewed its deal.The subscription growth was below its projection, which CFO Barry McCarthy said in Wednesday morning’s investor call was attributed to a “shortfall in execution” — specifically a student promotion — “rather than a softness in the business,” and the company can make up for it. “That’s on us,” he said. Related Eminem Publisher Sues Spotify, Claiming Massive Copyright Infringement ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Chinese teen sells own kidney to pay off video game debts

first_imgSelling your organs on the black market is a pretty stupid and dangerous thing to do. But for a second time in China a teenager has decided to do just that and it has hit the headlines because the sale relates to video games.The first time the Chinese media got upset about such a sale was back in 2011 when a teenager desperate to own an iPad 2 sold one of his kidneys in order to be able to afford one. This time another teenage has sold his kidney, but this 18-year-old isn’t after a shiny, new Apple device, he apparently just needed the money to pay off his video game debts.The teen is only known by his surname of Zhang, and somehow he has managed to rack up video game debts of $3,255. How he did that we don’t know, but it could be that the Chinese media is getting video games and gambling games confused. Either way, Zhang managed to get $6,510 on the black market for his kidney, and got completely ripped off in the process.Zhang must have either been desperate or oblivious to the actual value of his kidney when he made the deal. The price he could have demanded was $47,000, but he collected less than 15% of that. The dealer must have been laughing all the way to the bank as Zhang went under the knife and put his life at risk.All we can hope now is that Zhang came out of the operation without any complications. He also needs professional help to beat whatever addiction he has that allowed such a large gaming debt to be accumulated. I suspect he isn’t getting that help and the money that remained after paying his debt has already been spent. [Image credit: Foxparabola]last_img read more

Ways you can celebrate spring

Ways you can celebrate spring

first_imgSpring is upon us, so why not take the time to celebrate it!Here are ways you can celebrate Spring Day with the whole family.Take a walk with nature:Take some time to celebrate the new life that surrounds you in nature. Watch the sunrise and/or sunset, go for a walk in the park, take a bike ride, lay in the grass, or take a hike. As you do so, observe all the new life beginning around you.2. Get to the gardening:This is a good time of year to start planting your flowers and gardens if you haven’t already. If you live in an area where it is still not possible to plant anything, you can start some plants indoors or get your yard and garden ready for late spring plantings.3. Visit historical sites:This may not be possible for many of us, but the idea of it sure is fun! Ladysmith has tons of historical sites to see!4. Bring spring into your homePick or purchase a bouquet of spring flowers. Refresh and renew your home and body with essential oils. There is nothing like an essential oil diffuser to bring the fresh scents of spring into the home. 5. Prepare a feast to welcome the season:No spring celebration is really complete without a family meal to go along with it. It will allow you to get creative with local produce and to spend quality time with the family.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Nicaragua expels three US officials State Dept

Nicaragua expels three US officials State Dept

first_imgRelated posts:Russia’s Putin in Cuba, Nicaragua to rekindle Latin America ties Will the Nicaragua Canal ruin the ‘Galapagos of Central America’? Thousands protest Nicaraguan canal Nicaragua can’t stop dreaming of a canal The U.S. State Department said Thursday that Nicaragua had expelled three U.S. government officials earlier this week, condemning what it called an “unwarranted” move that could damage bilateral ties.“The expulsion of three U.S. government officials from Nicaragua on the 14th of June did occur,” said State Department spokesman John Kirby.“We believe it was unwarranted and inconsistent with the positive and constructive agenda that we seek with the government of Nicaragua.”Washington has lodged a formal protest with Nicaragua’s ambassador in the United States, Francisco Campbell.Kirby said the three officials were on “temporary duty status” in Nicaragua and had just arrived in the Central American country.“Such treatment has the potential to negatively impact U.S. and Nicaraguan bilateral relations, particularly trade,” Kirby said.One of the officials was identified as Evan Ellis, a professor on Latin America studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, according to the Nicaraguan newspaper El Confidencial. A source confirmed the same to AFP.Ellis was said to have been in Nicaragua on official assignment to research a transoceanic canal a Chinese company based in Hong Kong has said it plans to build to rival the one in Panama.El Confidencial quoted Ellis saying that uniformed Nicaraguan officials had taken him from his hotel to the airport for a flight out of the country, less than 24 hours after his arrival.Nicaragua later confirmed that two U.S. officials had been expelled. It was not clear why it did not mention three officials.“Our government has been forced to remove two people who, being United States government officials with official passports, carried out in Nicaragua without the knowledge of or coordination with our authorities tasks that are the purview of the Nicaraguan government,” the press service of President Daniel Ortega said.Ortega’s left-wing government criticized the United States but the U.S. is Nicaragua’s top trading partner, and the two countries cooperate in the areas of health, fighting natural disasters and combating drug smuggling.Ortega, 70, is a former rebel whose Sandinista movement in 1979 toppled U.S.-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza.He has been in office since 2006 and before that also had a 1985-1990 stint as president. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea tsunami threat lifted

first_imgSYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the fourth strong quake to hit the South Pacific island nation in a week. The temblor prompted officials to issue a local tsunami warning, but it was lifted shortly afterward with no immediate reports of damaging waves.The 7.1-magnitude quake struck about 150 kilometers (94 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island at a depth of 23 kilometers (14 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Patients with chronic pain give advice Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Top Stories The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves of up to 1 meter (3 feet) were possible within 300 kilometers (186 miles) of the epicenter on the coast of Papua New Guinea. The agency lifted the warning about an hour later.There were no immediate reports of damage, said Chris McKee, assistant director of the Geophysical Observatory in the capital, Port Moresby. Because the epicenter was so far offshore, the chance of serious damage on land was less likely, he said.“It’s not a particularly strong earthquake in global terms, but it could still have generated a tsunami, so it’s a bit too uncertain at this stage to be sure,” he said.Thursday’s quake was located in a different area of Papua New Guinea than the previous three temblors that rattled the region over the past week, and was therefore an unrelated event, McKee said.Gumu Pala, an officer with the National Disaster Center, said staffers were trying to reach their colleague in Bougainville for an update from the ground. So far, they had not made contact with anyone from the region, as communications were spotty.Papua New Guinea sits on the Ring of Fire, the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where earthquakes are common. 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more

Cypriot champion breaks closed rowing world record

Cypriot champion breaks closed rowing world record

first_imgCypriot world rowing champion Anna Ioannou, 25, broke the women’s lightweight 1,000-metre closed rowing world record in the 19-29 age group on Sunday in Limassol.Ioannou clocked in at 3.30.6. The record was held by 27-year-old Sanita K. Hansen at 3.31.5.The Cypriot athlete holds the women’s 2,000-metre record. She clinched third place in the World Games in Trakai, Lithuania, in 2012 in the young women’s lightweight single sketch under 23, and second place in the World Coastal Rowing Championship in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2014.Ioannou, a trainer and athlete of the Limassol Nautical Club, was born in September 1992 in Limassol.She is a graduate of the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science of the Aristoteleio University.She started rowing at the age of 12 along with her brother, champion and trainer Aristotelis Ioannou. In November 2004 she joined the Kyrenia Nautical Club, in 2006 the Thessaloniki Nautical Club, in 2014 the Ioannina Nautical Club, and in 2016 the Limassol Nautical Club. You May LikeYahoo SearchResearch Best Compact SUV Cars. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today!Yahoo SearchUndoLiverMD | SupplementTop Doctor Recommends Liver Health SolutionLiverMD | SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Stolen 300kg church bell found in north sheep pen

Stolen 300kg church bell found in north sheep pen

first_imgAuthorities in the north have found the church bell stolen last November from the 17th century Ayios Panteleimonas monastery complex in Myrtou and arrested three persons, reports said on Tuesday.According to Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris, police in Morphou located the stolen bell in a sheep pen in Avlona village. Three suspects were arrested.The church bell was reported stolen last November after a Turkish Cypriot visitor to the monastery noticed it was missing.The Technical Committee on Crime had made enquiries with Turkish Cypriot authorities on the theft of the bell that weighs around 300kg. It was removed from the nine-metre tower of the 17th century monastery complex.President Nicos Anastasiades had referred to the issue in a written note he gave Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci during their meeting in February.The monastery complex, was one of the flagship projects of the Cultural Heritage Committee which completed restoration to the religious monument some two years ago.The House refugee committee, which also discussed the theft recently, and vandalism at the complex, were told that the bell had been donated to the monastery during Ottoman rule by Cypriots living in Venice.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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