AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 2: Quarterback Jarrett Stidham #8 of the Auburn Tigers scrambles away from defensive end Raymond Johnson III #92 of the Georgia Southern Eagles during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game at Jordan Hare Stadium on Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)Sports gambling is about to be legalized in a lot of places, but if you’re still looking for an excuse to head out to Las Vegas, a new set of college football spreads were released today. Each year, sportsbook South Point releases what it calls college football’s “Games of the Year.” It features spreads for tons of college football games for 2018.Covers got its hands on a copy of the games you can bet on. Here’s every contest you can wager on – three months in advance.Saturday, September 6, 2018:Georgia (-11) vs. South CarolinaStanford (-2) vs. USCIowa (-7) vs. Iowa StatePenn State (-14) vs. PittsburghSaturday, September 15, 2018:Texas Tech (-7) vs. HoustonOklahoma State (-6) vs. Boise StateAuburn (-12) vs. LSUAlabama (-20) vs. Ole MissUSC (-1) vs. TexasCentral Florida (-11) vs. UNCOhio State (-12) vs. TCUSaturday, September 22, 2018:Oregon (-3) vs. StanfordWisconsin (-5) vs. IowaTCU vs. Texas (pick’em)Auburn (-23) vs. ArkansasAlabama (-21) vs. Texas A&MSaturday, September 29, 2018:LSU (-13) vs. Ole MissTexas Tech (-3) vs. West VirginiaNotre Dame (-8) vs. StanfordOhio State (-1.5) vs. Penn StateFriday, October 5, 2018:BYU (-3) vs. Utah StateSaturday, October 6, 2018:Miami (-8) vs. Florida StateWisconsin (-17) vs. NebraskaLSU (-3.5) vs. FloridaWashington (-16) vs. UCLAOklahoma (-12) vs. TexasNavy (-5) vs. Air ForceTuesday, October 9, 2018:Appalachian State vs. Arkansas State (pick’em)Friday, October 12, 2018:Utah (-5) vs. ArizonaSaturday, October 13, 2018:Northwestern (-6) vs. NebraskaMichigan (-3) vs. WisconsinBoise State (-16) vs. NevadaWashington (-10) vs. OregonNorthern Illinois (-3) vs. OhioCentral Florida (-5) vs. MemphisSaturday, October 20, 2018:Oregon (-1) vs. Washington StateMichigan State (-1) vs. MichiganClemson (-20) vs. NC StateFlorida Atlantic (-8) vs. MarshallSaturday, October 27, 2018:Clemson (-10) vs. Florida StateGeorgia (-15) vs. FloridaOklahoma (-19) vs. Kansas StateSaturday, November 3, 2018:Clemson (-20.5) vs. LouisvilleNotre Dame (-7) vs. NorthwesternWashington (-13) vs. StanfordMichigan (-3.5) vs. Penn StateTCU (-12) vs. Kansas StateAlabama (-10) vs. LSUArmy (-8) vs. Air ForceWednesday, November 7, 2018:Toledo (-1) vs. Northern IllinoisSaturday, November 10, 2018:Georgia (-3) vs. AuburnKentucky (-1) vs. TennesseeTexas A&M (-7) vs. Ole MissIowa (-7) vs. NorthwesternOhio State (-6) vs. Michigan StateOklahoma (-11) vs. Oklahoma StatePenn State (-4.5) vs. WisconsinNotre Dame (-9) vs. Florida StateSaturday, November 17, 2018:Florida Atlantic (-7) vs. North TexasUSC (-6) vs. UCLAOregon (-9) vs. Arizona StateMiami (FL) (-3) vs. Virginia TechFresno State (-5) vs. San Diego StateThursday, November 22, 2018:Mississippi State (-7) vs. Ole MissFriday, November 23, 2018:Oklahoma (-10) vs. West VirginiaWashington (-13) vs. Washington StateIowa (-8) vs. NebraskaCentral Florida (-6.5) vs. South FloridaMemphis (-8) vs. HoustonSaturday, November 24, 2018:Alabama (-7) vs. AuburnOhio State (-9) vs. MichiganNotre Dame (-1) vs. USCFlorida State (-7) vs. FloridaGeorgia (-21) vs. Georgia TechLouisville (-9) vs. KentuckyClemson (-19) vs. South CarolinaBoise State (-17) vs. Utah StateUNLV (-3) vs. NevadaSaturday, December 3, 2018:Navy (-1) vs. ArmyYou can see each matchup on the spreadsheet below as well:College Football “Games of the Year” hot off the presses from @southpointlv pic.twitter.com/4JiF0ozBH7— Covers (@Covers) May 24, 2018College football season kicks off in just over three months.
AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 07: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season is off to a rollicking start. Texas just became the first ranked team to lose this season after dropping its season-opener against Maryland.The Terrapins held home-field advantage and battled with the Longhorns for a full four quarters before eeking out a win. It’s the second-straight victory for Maryland against Texas after the Terrapins went into Texas and took down the Longhorns last season.Texas head coach Tom Herman is getting crushed as a result of the loss. Fans on Twitter aren’t happy with their team’s performance in its first game of the season.Here’s some of the reaction.So Tom Herman the Head Coach at Texas ..that’s Texas..is going to lose to Maryland a team with no coach..that’s Texas as in Texas— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) September 1, 2018Texas lost to Maryland who hasn’t even had a coach all month. Tom Herman makes $5 million/year.Austin, we have a problem.— Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) September 1, 2018Maryland entered the game with offensive coordinator Matt Canada serving as the team’s interim head coach. DJ Durkin was placed on leave following the death of Jordan McNair.It’s a huge win for the Maryland program and fans who were reeling after McNair’s passing. Meanwhile, there might be a problem in Austin.
zoom IHI Corporation (IHI) has received an order for two IHI-SPB LNG tanks to be installed in the Floating LNG Storage & Regasification Unit (FSRU) from Wison Group of Shanghai, China.These two tanks will be fabricated at the IHI’s Aichi Works and delivered at Wison’s Nantong shipyard in the second half of 2015.The storage capacity of the two tanks is 25,000m3 (12,500m3 per one tank x 2 tanks), and tanks are installed into the FSRU for which Wison already received order from the Joint Venture of Exmar BV in Belgium and Pacific Rubiales Energy, Ltd. of Colombia.IHI-SPB, a Self-supporting, Prismatic Shape, IMO type B, is IHI Group’s in-house technology, while the competing technologies used for LNG floaters, including LNG carriers by Japanese and Korean shipyards, are imported from Europe (Norwegian Moss technology and French Membrane technology).IHI-SPB has unique features of “No Sloshing” which enables any level loading of LNG inside the tank at offshore, “Flat upper deck” which enables installation of the topside plants on upper deck, “Less and Easy Maintenance”, etc., and is most suited to use in the LNG floaters including FLNG and FSRU required to stay offshore and operate safely for long years without dry docking.IHI has introduced the automated aluminum fabrication facility which is used for SPB tank construction at its own Aichi Works and is ready to undertake increased demand for SPB tanks to come in the near future. June 4, 2014
zoom Polish government-owned shipping company Polsteam is facing fierce criticism from European environmental organizations for its poor shipbreaking practices.Being a member of the European Union, which disqualifies shipbreaking on tidal beaches as environmentally sound and safe, Poland is obliged to adhere to these principles.However, as informed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Polsteam has already this year sold three end-of-life vessels to South Asian beaching yards. These included bulk carriers Armia Ludowa and Polska Walczaca that were sold to Bangladesh breakers where shipbreaking is globally acknowledged not to respect even minimum human rights and environmental standards.As a result, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and the European Environmental Bureau, and the more than 160 environmental, human and labour rights organisations they represent, together with Polish NGOs Fundacja Instytut na rzecz Ekorozwoju and Towarzystwo na Rzecz Ziemi, have sent a letter to Polsteam asking the company, and the government, to change its practices.“As an EU Member State owned shipping company, Polsteam should set an example and adhere to a ship recycling policy that is in line with EU standards and legislation. It is a disgrace to have a Polish state owned company listed amongst the top dumpers of toxic end-of-life ships on the beaches of developing countries,” said Patrizia Heidegger, Executive Director of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform.The shipping company is undergoing a fleet replacement and investment program for the years 2015 to 2020 and still owns at least 15 vessels built in the 1990s that are likely candidates for scrapping in the next couple of years.“The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has constructively consulted with many responsible owners of vessels and has together with these companies identified sustainable solutions for clean and safe ship recycling. We would be glad to exchange with Polsteam about available solutions. Poland has lots of dormant capacity for ship recycling, its laid-down shipbuilding industry could be converted to modern ship recycling facilities ,” said Patrizia Heidegger.Since 2009, Polsteam has sold 13 end-of-life vessels for dirty and dangerous shipbreaking in South Asia. None of the South Asian yards meet the requirements of the new EU Regulation on Ship Recycling.
Brussels: It really wasn’t the day to get trapped in a shipping container full of cocaine in the port of Antwerp. Wednesday was the hottest ever recorded in Belgium, and somehow two suspects got stuck in the metal box. As the heat rose, they feared they would suffocate and made a desperate call to the police emergency line, Antwerp prosecutors said. It took officers two hours to find the container in the huge port, western Europe’s main gateway for smuggled drugs. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USGuns drawn, police opened the door and the exhausted pair, stripped to the waist gratefully gave themselves up. A social media video of the arrests shows port employees pouring water on the suspects to cool them as afternoon temperatures skirted 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). According to a statement from Antwerp prosecutors they had entered the container “to remove drugs”. Much else about the incident remains unclear, but the suspects will appear in court Thursday, prosecution spokesman Kristof Aerts said. Officials have not confirmed the size of the cocaine haul found in the container, but local Antwerp newspaper the Gazet said it could have been hundreds of kilos.
Los Angeles: Aquaman sta4r Jason Momoa was forced to make an emergency landing in Palm Springs, California, when the pilot of his private jet suspected an engine fire. Momoa shared the incident on his Instagram story, reported ew.com. “We got ourselves a slight delay. Half-hour out, Palm Springs, and the plane wanted to start a fire. So, yeah, good old fire department, gotta love ’em. Looks like we’re driving,” he said in a video. Momoa showed off the crew from the Palm Springs Fire Department who came out to inspect the plane and address the incident. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiographyThe department also shared the encounter on its social media pages, posting a photo of an engineer alongside the ‘Game of Thrones’ actor. “Had an Aircraft emergency today,” the caption said. “Reported engine fire with @prideofgypsies (Momoa) on board. ARFF Engineer Andy Meza told his crew, ‘Not on my watch boys…not on my watch’. Turned out to be a false alarm but the ARFF Lads were on the ready. It’s always nice to meet cool people,” the actor posted. The Aquaman actor quickly found another jet, joking that a friend came to pick him up and they were headed out for “round 2.”
NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus’ finance minister says new bond issues will save the country money by helping to pay off the remainder of a 2.5 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) Russian loan more quickly.Harris Georgiades told state radio Thursday the combined interest rate from the five-year bond issue and Cyprus’ first-ever 30-year issue is under 2%, meaning the country will pay less and have more time to repay.Cyprus still owes Russia 1.56 billion euros ($1.75 billion). It got the loan with a 2.5% interest rate amid a 2012 financial crisis.Cyprus on Wednesday secured 500 million euros from its five-year bond issued at a 0.625% rate. The 30-year issue raised 750 million euros at 2.75%.Georgiades said Cyprus wants to take advantage of an early repayment clause in its loan deal with Russia.The Associated Press
OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau will belatedly honour his campaign promise to cut the small business tax rate to nine per cent as his government scrambles to undo the damage from weeks of controversy over proposed tax reforms for private corporations.The prime minister is to announce the reduction Monday, along with some changes to the tax reform proposals in a bid to re-establish the Liberals as the champions of middle-class Canadians.That title has been tarnished in recent weeks as doctors, lawyers, accountants, shop owners, farmers, premiers and even some Liberal backbenchers denounced the reforms, contending they’d hurt the very middle class Trudeau claims to be trying to help.The changes are expected to be largely technical in nature, aimed at more clearly targeting the reforms at wealthy individuals who’ve used incorporation of small businesses to gain what the government maintains is an unfair tax advantage.Morneau to unveil changes to controversial tax proposalsAs Ottawa weighs 21,000 submissions on tax proposals, the big question is what comes next?Joe Oliver: Trudeau and Morneau can ‘income sprinkle’ their wealth, but you can’tThey’re also expected to address concerns the reforms will disproportionately impact women, inhibit the ability of small business owners to save for a rainy day and make it impossible for farmers, fishers and others to pass their businesses on to their children.The addition of a cut to the small business tax rate appears to be the political equivalent of a spoonful of sugar to make the reform medicine go down.Trudeau campaigned in 2015 on a promise to reduce the small business tax rate to nine per cent from 11 per cent over three years.But in the 2016 budget, Finance Minister Bill Morneau froze the rate at 10.5 per cent and cancelled a legislated reduction to nine per cent instituted by the previous Conservative government.Faced with an angry backlash to the tax reform proposals, the Liberal government is now reviving the nine per cent promise, a source, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, confirmed Sunday.The opposition Conservatives attacked Morneau on Monday for what they described as the Liberals’ flip-flop on the small business tax cut.“History of small biz tax cut: Tories passed it. Lib platform promised to keep it. Lib budget cancelled it. Now Libs promise to reinstate it,” Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre wrote on Twitter.Finance Minister Bill Morneau has acknowledged that changes are required to address the concerns his reform proposals have triggered.He’s signalled that he’ll ensure angel investors and venture capitalists, whose financing helps start-up companies get off the ground, won’t face unintended consequences.And he’s signalled that he’ll make changes to avoid subjecting companies to additional, onerous red tape, complicating the intergenerational transfer of small businesses or hurting the ability of women entrepreneurs to save money for maternity leaves.The Liberals’ popularity has taken a hit in some opinion polls amid the backlash to the proposed reforms, first announced in mid-July.Monday’s damage control effort begins with an early morning briefing for Liberal MPs, some of whom have been among the most critical of the proposals.Trudeau will unveil the changes publicly a couple of hours later at an event with small business owners in Markham, Ont., accompanied by Morneau and Small Business Minister Bardish Chagger.On Friday, Morneau acknowledged that the government has to do a better job of reassuring middle class Canadians that they won’t be negatively impacted by the proposals.“The fact that farmers won’t be impacted, we need to make that clear,” he said.“The fact that, you know, small businesses will be able to continue to invest in their business, which is what we want, and won’t be worried about passing their business to the next generation, we’re going to communicate that clearly.”As originally proposed, the plan would restrict income sprinkling, in which an incorporated business owner can transfer income to a child or spouse who is taxed at a lower rate, regardless of whether they actually do any work for the company.It would also limit the use of private corporations to make passive investments that are unrelated to the company and curb the ability of business owners to convert regular income of a corporation into capital gains, which are taxed at a lower rate.Critics have complained that the reforms would hurt entrepreneurs who take personal financial risks when they open a business, impeding their ability to save for retirement or maternity leave and to sock away funds for economic downturns.
Unanimously adopting a new resolution in a rare Sunday evening session, the Security Council expressed alarm at the acts of violence committed by the Houthis and their supporters, which have undermined the political transition process in Yemen, and jeopardized the country’s stability and unity, demanding that all Yemeni “parties cease all armed hostilities against the people and the legitimate authorities of Yemen.”The Council’s action comes just days after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in a special briefing to the 15-member body that: “Yemen is collapsing before our eyes. We cannot stand by and watch.” Mr. Ban reminded the international community of its “solemn obligation” under the UN Charter to “do everything possible to help Yemen step back from the brink and get the political process back on track.”Acting on a Jordan and United Kingdom-led text, the Security Council “deplored the unilateral actions taken by the Houthis to dissolve parliament and take over Yemen’s Government institutions,” and reiterated its call for all Yemeni parties to adhere to resolving differences through dialogue and consultation, reject acts of violence to achieve political goals, and refrain from provocation to undermine the political transition.The Council further demanded that Houthis withdraw their forces from Government institutions, including in the capital, Sana’a, and normalize the security situation in the capital and other provinces, as well as safely release President Hadi, Prime Minister Bahah, members of the Cabinet and all individuals under house arrest or arbitrarily detained.Supporting the efforts of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in assisting the political transition in Yemen, the Security Council urged all parties to agree upon and announce publicly dates for completing the constitutional consultation process, to hold a referendum on the constitution, and to conduct elections under the new electoral law pursuant to the new constitution.Despite the formation of a new Government in November 2014 aimed at ending a period of political turbulence and bringing about a full transition towards democracy, Yemen continues to be plagued by violence and mass political demonstrations.In recent weeks, the Secretary-General has voiced serious concern about developments following the abduction by the opposition group Ansarallah of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s chief of staff and the resignation of the President and Prime Minister amid a takeover of the capital, Sana’a by Houthi militants. This followed a steady deterioration since the beginning of the year as Government forces clashed with militant groups throughout the capital.In his briefing to the Council last week, the UN chief also warned that “widespread and lethal” attacks by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and escalating hostilities between AQAP and the Houthis have pushed the country to the edge of civil war. These developments, coupled with a burgeoning humanitarian crisis which has enveloped an “astounding” 61 per cent of the population, now threaten regional and international peace and security, Mr. Ban added.UN Special Adviser Benomar, who has continued to facilitate negotiations with all national stakeholders despite very difficult operational circumstances, also at that briefing, cautioned the Council that Yemen stood at a “crossroads.”“Either the country will descend into civil war and disintegration, or the country will find a way to put the transition back on track,” he declared. “This largely depends on the political will of Yemeni leaders. They all bear responsibility for the current state of affairs, as well as responsibility for finding a way to pull the country from the brink.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addresses the Buckeyes prior to the first practice of fall camp on July 27. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe Ohio State football team was just 2 1/2 weeks into the start of fall camp and had reached the halfway point between the start of camp and kickoff for its first game of the season.Then on the weekend of Aug. 12-13, a group of neo-Nazis, white nationalists and the Ku Klux Klan marched on Charlottesville, Virginia, in a rally called “Unite the Right” to protest the proposed removal the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park. But rather than view the events going on around them as nothing more than background noise, coach Urban Meyer said he spent time talking with all of his players, trying to make sure they do what they can to control everything in front of them.“We’ve had a couple conversations with what happened in Virginia. It was everywhere. You know, we were kind of buried in training camp,” Meyer said. “There were some tough things going on right here, and we’ve kind of taken the approach — it started last year, and Live Life Wednesdays — was you can’t really control what’s going on out there, but you can be a shining light and kind of a role model for the way you handle your business.”Meyer added though there was a lot going on at the time for his players to be paying attention to, he was impressed by the way they were able to handle the situation.“(You) can’t control Virginia, but you can control what goes on here within the family,” Meyer said.The incident at Charlottesville was by no means the beginning of the political discussions within the Ohio State football team. Though debates within the locker room have raged on for a while, the 2016 presidential election proved to be a catalyst for political discourse among members of the team.“There’s political debates all the time. Especially when, before the election. We used to argue bad about it, actually,” defensive end Jalyn Holmes said. “We can have a full-blown argument and then, you know, tell a joke afterward.”Managing off-field discussions of political issues could potentially pose challenges for a coaching staff. But defensive line coach Larry Johnson said his team does not take the approach of keeping controversial topics quiet. Instead, he embraces the opportunity to discuss the issues with his players, and sees them as chances for his players to grow and mature.“We’ll spend 20 minutes before we talk football just talking about what’s going on in today’s world,” Johnson said. “And just how to be a young man, how to grow up. I think those factors are important. Not just to football players, but growing a young man from the inside out.”Johnson said every day Meyer will speak about some pertinent issues in the world, and that other coaches — including Johnson — hold open discussions with players about issues deemed controversial by many.He added the coaching staff will discuss those issues along with other bits of information about how players can improve not only at football, but develop more as individuals.“That’s what I think makes college football so unique,” Johnson said, “And makes this relationship you have with coaches and players so unique because you can talk more than football.”Though teammates might see issues differently and have disagreements among each other, they know that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that they all need to respect and support their teammates regardless of their various stances on the issues at hand.“At the end of the day, we’re teammates,” Holmes said. “Somebody could like (President Donald) Trump, somebody could not like Trump. At the end of the day, I’ve got to respect your opinion, you’ve got to respect mine.”
Ohio State senior goalie Sean Romeo (30), senior defenseman Sasha Larocque (3) and freshman forward Quinn Preston (16) protect the goal from Wisconsin senior Sean Dhooghe (24) at the Men’s Ice Hockey Game on Nov 16. Ohio State won to Wisconsin 27-21. Credit: Chris Gaerke | For The LanternThe No. 4 Ohio State men’s hockey team (15-5-4, 8-3-3 Big Ten) will face No. 11 Notre Dame (14-8-3, 7-6-2 Big Ten) at home this weekend following a bye week. The stakes are high: The Buckeyes have managed to keep their No. 1 ranking in the Big Ten, but the Fighting Irish are trailing just four points behind at No. 2.With six points on the line in the upcoming series against Notre Dame, redshirt junior defenseman Wyatt Ege understands the pressure coming in the matchup.“You’re never too safe in the Big Ten,” Ege said. “With us being a top-end team, we can’t give up any room.”The Fighting Irish are led by a pair of seniors in forward Dylan Malmquist and defenseman Bobby Nardella. Both players average a point per game with 25 apiece, while junior forward Cal Burke leads the team with nine goals. Expect a war of attrition in these upcoming matches: Both teams have allowed fewer goals than any other team during conference play, with Notre Dame allowing 42 and Ohio State allowing 29. Strong defense won the day the last time these two teams met in South Bend, Indiana, seeing Ohio State win 1-0 in the first game and Notre Dame win 2-1 the following night.Notre Dame runs through junior goalie Cale Morris, who was voted Big Ten Player of the Year a season ago.Morris has a .927 goals against average and a 2.40 goals against average, which are No. 11 and No. 28 in the NCAA, respectively.Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik said he is prepared for the defensive capabilities of the Fighting Irish.“I think our guys know we have to be at our best to beat them,” Rohlik said. “Over the last few years, every time we play them it seems like it’s a one-goal game; a very tight game, and I don’t expect anything different this weekend.”While Notre Dame has one of the strongest defenses in the Big Ten, it also has the lowest number of goals scored in Big Ten games, having scored 39 times as opposed to Ohio State’s 49.Both teams are currently riding a wave of momentum, with the Buckeyes having won their past three games and Notre Dame on a four-game winning streak.Senior forward Brendon Kearney said a matchup with Notre Dame brings plenty of excitement and a great atmosphere.“I think when we get out there, we know we’re going to have a good crowd,” Kearney said. “Buckeye Nation always seems to come out and support us in the Big Ten games, especially with Notre Dame. I think just being out there and hearing the support from them will really help us.”Ohio State and Notre Dame will play at the Schottenstein Center, with the first game against Notre Dame at 7 p.m. on Friday, and the second game at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
AN EXPLOSIVES DISPOSAL team from the Defence Forces has made safe two viable explosive devices in north Dublin.The devices were discovered in a disused outhouse in the residential Tara Lawn area of Darndale this morning.A bomb disposal unit arrived on the scene at 11:05am and was able to neutralise the devices without the need for a controlled explosion.The devices were then removed to a secure military location for further examination.The remains of the devices will be handed over to Gardaí for their investigation later today.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Prime Minister Lucas Papademos suggested on Thursday that the crucial sixth tranche of funding on which Greece’s solvency depends is probably in the bag as the International Monetary Fund welcomed a letter from New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras expressing support for a new debt deal for the country. Addressing the cabinet of his coalition government, Papademos said he believed Samaras’s letter — which was sent to leaders of the European Commission and European Central Bank as well as the IMF — was “satisfactory,” that “there would probably be no problems” and the 8-billion-euro tranche of aid would likely be released by December 5, sources said. A few hours later, the IMF issued a statement welcoming ND’s support for the key objectives and policies of Greece’s economic reform program, which was agreed in Brussels on October 26 as part of a deal foreseeing another 130 billion euros in loans and a 50 per cent write-down on Greek debt. The IMF also welcomed ND’s commitment to “ensuring that any changes to policies that it might suggest will be consistent with the basic framework of the program.” This statement was interpreted by sources in ND as a step toward the adoption of alternative policies that Samaras has been promoting. They expressed satisfaction even though a final decision is not expected until a Eurogroup summit in Brussels on Tuesday. Papademos said all the additional letters that the country’s foreign creditors have demanded – from the leader of socialist PASOK, George Papandreou, the head of the right-wing Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), Giorgos Karatzaferis, and Bank of Greece Governor Giorgos Provopoulos – must be ready by Tuesday. Papademos — who also spoke to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan by phone on Thursday — set out an ambitious action plan for the Cabinet, aimed at pushing through all outstanding reforms Greece has promised to implement, including opening closed professions. Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has been charged with wrapping all these tasks into a draft bill. Estimates regarding how long it would take to tie up all loose ends and resume talks with Greece’s foreign creditors varied. The most optimistic said it could be done by the end of January but speculation mounted that snap polls would be put off beyond the provisional date of February 19. Source: Kathimerini
The teenage girl who was struck and injured in a crosswalk Wednesday is expected to make a full recovery, her cousin said.Zoe Clark, 14, was crossing N.E. 99th Street on her way to school before 7 a.m. when Nicholas Woods, who was driving northbound, ran a red light on Hazel Dell Avenue and struck her, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.Zoe is at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland.Her cousin, Samantha Roun, said Thursday that Zoe has a broken leg, broken elbow and two cracked vertebrae. She had leg surgery shortly after the accident and elbow surgery Thursday.“When I saw her a couple hours after, she saw me and started crying,” Roun said. “She said she was really scared.”Now, Roun said, Zoe’s “in pretty good spirits.”Zoe will be in a cast for six to eight weeks and will likely need a wheelchair while she’s recovering, but she is expected to heal, Roun said.The accident was about half a mile from Columbia River High School, where Zoe is a freshman. Roun said she walks to school almost every day.Columbia River Principal Alex Otoupaul said there are many students who walk, ride their bike or skateboard to school. That, combined with traffic at the intersection and the early start times, can make heading to school harrowing.
The Battle Ground Community Development Department will start issuing its own fire permits and project inspections within its city limits beginning Jan. 2.Fire permitting and inspections are currently handled through the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office, according to a city of Battle Ground press release.“With the addition of a fire marshal position to the city of Battle Ground, the service is now available locally,” the release says.Chris Drone, the city’s first-ever fire marshal, started a job with Fire District 3 in June. Battle Ground contracts with the fire district for emergency services and helps pay for the new position.According to the city, permitting includes things like fire extinguishing and smoke removal systems, fire alarms and hazardous materials, among other fire-related permits.
.Police arrested the president of BNP city unit from his residence in Tatipara area in Sylhet early Sunday, reports UNB.A team of police conducted a raid in the house of Nasim Hossain and detained him around 12:30am, said Azmal Bakta Sadek, acting general secretary of city BNP.Police arrested Nasim as he was wanted in a case, said additional deputy commissioner (media) Zedan AL Musa of Sylhet Metropolitan police.
Kolkata: IndiGo airline launched its Kolkata-Dhaka service on Wednesday from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport, Kolkata.Flight 6E 1858 departed from Kolkata Airport at around 4.40 pm with 163 passengers on board.Atul Dikshit, Airport Director, Kolkata, along with some senior officials from AAI and IndiGo commenced the inaugural celebrations by lighting a lamp to mark the happy moment aheadof the flight.IndiGo will operate one flight every day. It will fly from Kolkata at 4:40pm and land in Dhaka at 6:10pm.During the return journey, it will depart from Dhaka at 7:10 pm and arrive in Kolkata at 8 pm.
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global The days of complaining about tiny smartwatch displays may soon be over. That’s if Samsung has anything to do about it.A patent the South Korean tech giant recently filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office outlines plans for a smartwatch that projects an interactive display onto the back of a wearer’s hand.In other words, if your sausage fingers are too big to easily navigate the touch technology of other smartwatches, then this might be something to keep an eye on.Image credit: Samsung (USPTO)Related: All You Need to Control This Wheelchair Is Your FaceSimply, a Samsung smartwatch could someday come with a projector to display what’s on your watch onto your hand, a camera to see how the wearer interacts with what’s being displayed, and a processor to understand it all. You could potentially type out a password, or the words of a text, etc., on the back of your hand virtually instead of a tiny smartwatch screen.Samsung’s patent also shows how the technology could project your smartwatch screen onto other surfaces, such as a nearby wall or screen.Pretty cool.This isn’t the first time someone has dreamt up a way to project a larger version of a small screen onto a person’s arm. The inventors of Cicret (pronounced “secret”) are developing a bracelet that can project an interactive version of your smartphone’s display onto your forearm, in full color. See for yourself.Related: A Simple Bracelet Can Turn Your Arm Into an Interactive Smartphone DisplayNote to Samsung: Me and my sausage fingers will be waiting patiently. 2 min read May 17, 2016 Register Now »
Torino, Italy—reported by Coleman Bentley for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineWhere do you want to go? How do you want to see it? These are the questions Rail Europe Inc., North America’s leader in European rail travel routinely asks, endeavoring to build some of the world’s most luxurious trains on some of Europe’s most scenic lines. And with the construction of their new Italo train, winding through a glistening Italian countryside that ranks second on North America’s dream destination wish-list, Rail Europe has proven they can answer those questions as well as ask them.The Italo sets an impressive pace, its modern design and Alstom AVG technology gliding past rolling hills and villas at speeds up to 223 miles per hours. Passengers worried about sustaining such a beautiful landscape needn’t worry either, as the Italo boasts lower greenhouse gas emissions, minimized energy consumption and a self-sustaining electrical supply that is constantly recharged by the train’s electro-dynamic braking system.Climbing up from the tracks, passengers are treated to onboard accompaniments as impressive as the technology that keeps them moving. Boasting three different levels of service, the Italo offers each passenger a travel experience perfectly tailored to their needs. There are the Smart and Prima classes, providing passengers with an abundance of entertainment and relaxation options such as free Wi-Fi and the cell-phone prohibited Prima relax car, but it is the Club Class that provides the best luxury experience on rails. Two private lounge cars provide perfect meeting spaces for on-the-go business while access to private salons at Italo’s Milan and Rome service stations provide Club Class ticket holders with a true VIP experience.All of this, plus locally prepared meals crafted from the finest ingredients available at master-chef Mario Batali’s Eataly superstore, are sure to make Italo’s two 12 stops lines, dotting the country side from the foothills of the alps to the shores of the Mediterranean, more destination than transportation.www.raileurope.com
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