Login/Register With: Twitter Deadpool 2 is now in theaters, and to herald its arrival, its marketing team has clearly pulled out all the stops. The stunts for Deadpool two years ago were wild enough, with wacky mock rom-com posters, a fake Tinder profile, and more. Now, the team has outdone itself with promotion for the sequel.The Deadpool franchise is an eclectic mashup of genres and a meta-parody of the superhero genre, so the very weird tone set by its marketing stunts matches its product perfectly. I majored in marketing in college, and I was once on the brink of working for an ad agency, so I have to give props to this team. In a world dominated by behemoths like Avengers: Infinity War, which is still in theaters, a scrappier brand like Deadpool has to be good at this kind of creative marketing.Here’s a more-or-less comprehensive rundown of all the crazy ads and stunts that Fox has rolled out in the lead-up to Deadpool 2’s release. (We’ve excluded Ryan Reynolds’ countless tweets.) Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Campari Group via Variety Advertisement
Kolkata: Seven persons were killed after a bus and an SUV collided head-on near Mohammad Bazar in Birbhum on Friday evening, while two persons including a child are still undergoing treatment.According to sources, on Friday evening, a bus was coming from Rampurhat towards Suri. At the same time, an SUV carrying nine passengers was moving towards Rampurhat from Suri. Near Kalikapur village in Ganapur forest, the driver of the SUV lost control and collided head-on with the bus. Hearing the sound of the accident, local residents ran to the spot and found that the passengers of the SUV were badly injured. Mohammad Bazar police station was informed immediately. But before the villagers could act, five persons died on the spot due to the accident. Within a few minutes, police arrived at the spot and rushed the four injured including a child to Suri Superspeciality Hospital, where two persons succumbed to their injuries later. The other two are undergoing treatment but their condition is still critical. After admitting the injured persons, police sent the bodies to the same hospital for autopsy examination. Till Friday night, none of the deceased persons could be identified. It is suspected that the injured and the deceased persons are from the same family. To know their identity, police are trying to locate the vehicle owner through the registration number of the SUV.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed a proposal for outreach centres throughout South-East Asia to promote international targets to slash a raft of global ills by the year 2015, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “The new centre, and its local and regional affiliates, will provide continuity for your initiatives,” he said in a video address to a meeting on achieving the MDGs held by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bangkok, Thailand. Praising the proposed centres, based at the Regional Center of Excellence at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, he added: “I hope that they will help step up the pace, and ensure that all South East Asia reaches the Goals in full, and on time.” In reaching the MDGs, he said South-East Asia has made progress in reducing the number of people living in extreme poverty and the number of children who die of preventable causes. It had also raised primary school enrolment. However, he continued, progress is uneven, both between countries and across indicators. Income disparities have grown, too many young children are underweight and the environment is threatened. Such initiatives as the current meeting and the Center for Excellence could help close the gaps, he said, by bringing together policymakers, experts and representatives of civil society to formulate fresh approaches to existing challenges and to broaden MDG awareness and outreach. “The Millennium Development Goals are no mere aspirations,” he said. “They are commitments – sacred vows to the poorest, most vulnerable sections of humanity. Let us keep our promises. Let us build a world we can all be proud of,” he concluded. 24 March 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed a proposal for outreach centres throughout South-East Asia to promote international targets to slash a raft of global ills by the year 2015, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The two-day high-level General Assembly meeting, attended by more than 30 heads of State and Government and at least 100 other senior ministers and experts, adopted a declaration calling for a multi-pronged campaign by governments, industry and civil society to set up by 2013 the plans needed to curb the risk factors behind the four groups of NCDs – cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.Steps range from price and tax measures to reduce tobacco consumption to curbing the extensive marketing to children, particularly on television, of foods and beverages that are high in saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, sugars, or salt. Other measures seek to cut the harmful consumption of alcohol, promote overall healthy diets and increase physical activity. The overall toll of NCDs is estimated at 36 million out of a total of 57 million annually.“This will be a massive effort, but I am convinced we can succeed,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the opening session of the landmark summit, only the second ever to deal with health (the first was HIV/AIDS), noting that over a quarter of all people who die from NCDs succumb in the prime of their lives, the vast majority of them in developing countries.“Our collaboration is more than a public health necessity. Non-communicable diseases are a threat to development. NCDs hit the poor and vulnerable particularly hard, and drive them deeper into poverty,” he said, with millions of families pushed into poverty each year when a member becomes too weak to work or when the costs of medicines and treatments overwhelm the family budget. “The prognosis is grim. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), deaths from NCDs will increase by 17 per cent in the next decade. In Africa, that number will jump by 24 per cent.”He called on governments, individuals, civic groups and businesses to all play their part. “There is a well-documented and shameful history of certain players in industry who ignored the science, sometimes even their own research, and put public health at risk to protect their own profits,” he said. “There are many, many more industry giants which acted responsibly. That is all the more reason we must hold everyone accountable, so that the disgraceful actions of a few do not sully the reputation of the many which are doing such important work to foster our progress,” he added, calling on corporations that profit from selling processed foods to children, including manufacturers, media, marketing and advertising companies, to act with the utmost integrity.General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser stressed the need for international cooperation to tackle the problem. “The global community must work together to monitor, reduce exposure to risks, and strengthen health care for people with non-communicable diseases,” he said.“The impact of this loss, this tragedy, goes beyond individuals, beyond families. NCDs are altering demographics. They are stunting development. And they are impacting economic growth.”The summit declaration calls for greater measures at global, regional and national levels to prevent and control NCDs, stresses that about 9 million of the deaths occur before the age of 60, with nearly 80 per cent of those in developing countries, and cites “the vicious cycle whereby non-communicable diseases and their risk factors worsen poverty, while poverty contributes to rising rates of non-communicable diseases.”Noting that “the rising prevalence, morbidity and mortality” of NCDs can be largely prevented and controlled through collective and multisectoral action by all Member States and other relevant stakeholders, it highlights the need for universal national health coverage and strengthened international cooperation to provide technical assistance and capacity-building to developing countries.It calls on WHO, as the lead UN specialized agency for health and the vanguard of the global effort, to set up a comprehensive global monitoring framework and prepare recommendations for voluntary global targets before the end of 2012. 19 September 2011The United Nations today launched an all-out attack on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer and diabetes with a summit meeting devoted to curbing the factors, like tobacco and alcohol use, behind the often preventable scourge that causes 63 per cent of all deaths.
6 January 2012At least 1.2 million Libyan pupils are set to return to school tomorrow, almost a year after they evacuated their classrooms during the country’s popular uprising against the regime of Muammar al-Qadhafi, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today. The agency said about 27 million textbooks are being printed by Libya’s education ministry and 10 million have already been distributed in anticipation of the return to school.But a shortage of both books and desks remain, and transport to and from school is also lacking for many children.“This is a massive operation and a huge achievement for the people of Libya,” said Maria Calivis, UNICEF’s regional director for the Middle East and North Africa in a statement released today.“At a time of great hope and upheaval, no sector has more potential than education to improve society and restore normalcy for children.”Libyan authorities, supported by UNICEF and others, have worked to clear rubble, landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) from schools and to rehabilitate many of the buildings and other infrastructure.Children who have been distressed by the conflict have been given psycho-social support and mechanisms are in place to ensure that vulnerable children are enrolled in classes.A survey will also take place later this month to amass data on equipment, supplies, teaching materials, teachers and enrolment.UNICEF reported that Libya has relatively good education indicators, but the country’s school system needs to be more responsive to minorities, children with disabilities and gender disparities.Ms. Calivis stressed that investing in a more inclusive education system “is a first step towards building a tolerant and productive society.”
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today called for the release of all Tamil political prisoners.TNA leader R. Sampanthan raised the issue when Parliament discussed a proposed agreement with China on crime related matters. Sampanthan urged the Government not to look at the issue on political prisoners as a legal issue. He said that the issue had been raised with Justice Minister Wijeydasa Rajapaksha and he urged the Minister to look into it. Sampanthan, the leader of the opposition in Parliament, also questioned the actions the new Government hopes to take to bring down Sri Lankans with a criminal record living overseas.He said that the name of the suspect involved in the murder of late TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham was living overseas and that he manged to flee Sri Lanka as the former Government failed to arrest him. (Colombo Gazette)
by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 24, 2015 8:28 am MDT Last Updated Dec 24, 2015 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email 2015 a tough year for stocks in Canada, 2016 expected to remain challenging OTTAWA – The Toronto Stock Exchange was pounded this year as the price of oil and other commodities took a beating.Down more than 10 per cent heading into the final trading week of the year, even the Canadian banking sector — a stalwart of many portfolios — has struggled.And 2016 is expected to continue to be challenging for Canadian stocks.Sadiq S. Adatia, chief investment officer at Sun Life Global Investments, says 2015 started out bullish, but unwound in second half of the year with a bigger hit on oil prices and weakness in China.“It was a tale of two halves,” Adatia said.“As we close off the year, people are going to be looking at how the Canadian fares with even lower prices than people were expecting in 2015.”The energy sector grabbed the headlines in 2015 as the price of oil went into freefall, taking stocks and the loonie with it. But the drop in the Canadian dollar wasn’t all bad news.Canadian investors with U.S. stocks benefited enormously from the drop in the loonie. In U.S. dollar terms, gains by American stocks this year were modest, but because of the plunge in the loonie, the gains in Canadian dollar terms were impressive.Headed into 2016, Adatia is still bearish on the Canadian market, but he suggested the banking and telecommunication sectors are areas where investors might want to ride out the volatile markets.“You still want to have some of the staple names out there,” he said.“If the economy gets weaker and consumers tighten their spending, what they are going to spend on is what they actually need.”CIBC is forecasting the S&P/TSX composite index to gain five per cent in 2016 and the S&P500 in the U.S. to climb about three per cent in Canadian dollar terms.Luc de la Durantaye, managing director for asset allocation and currency management at CIBC, says he’s looking outside of Canada for opportunities.“If you look at France, Germany, Italy — these markets have done eight, 10, 12 per cent returns in local currency, plus the Canadian dollar depreciated more than the euro,” he said.However, he doesn’t expect much from the U.S. market this year.“We are probably going to have low single-digit expected returns for the S&P500 for the next 12 months,” he said.De la Durantaye also suggested that it’s unlikely oil is going to drop another 50 per cent.“You’re starting to put some elements in place for things to change,” he said.With oil prices around US$35 a barrel, higher-cost producers are going to be forced to cut production. Investments in the oil patch have slowed and the costs for energy companies to borrow have climbed.“If you go to a bank or the market to get some funding to do a project in oil, it is going to cost you a lot more today than a year ago,” de la Durantaye said.HSBC suggested that higher OPEC supplies, a stronger U.S. dollar and record levels of inventories were the biggest downside risks for the price of oil. However, the big bank also pointed to healthy demand growth and cuts to shale oil production as helping prices.HSBC suggested oil prices will stay between US$40 and US$60 a barrel with volatility likely driven by shifts in investor sentiment as well as geopolitical developments in the Middle East.Adatia suggested long-term investors looking for opportunities in Canada may also want to start sniffing around the energy sector looking for bargains.He recommends looking for companies with strong balance sheets and management, because they’re the ones best-positioned to ride out the drop in oil prices.“It is going to be a rough ride for the next few months,” he said.
“As many as 250,000 children could starve in Kasai in the next few months unless enough nutritious food reaches them quickly”, said World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley as he wrapped up a four-day mission to the vast central African country that included a visit to Kasai. “We need access to those children, and we need money – urgently,” he added. Kasai’s traditionally high malnutrition rates were exacerbated further after last year’s inter-ethnic violence – characterized by large-scale killing, wholesale destruction of villages and crops, and targeting hospitals, clinics and schools. The region now accounts for more than 40 per cent of the DRC’s 7.7 million severely food insecure. WFP is ramping up emergency assistance there, planning to reach 500,000 of the most vulnerable by end-December – and many more by early next year. Dozens of staff are being deployed, 80 additional off-road trucks are being brought in to deliver food to remote areas, and the WFP-run UN Humanitarian Air Service is, presently flying aid supplies and workers to seven regional locations, is being expanded. However, WFP’s emergency operation, launched in August, has so far been financed by internal borrowings, and only one percent of the $135 million required through mid-2018 has been secured from the international community. Although violence in Kasai has diminished in recent weeks, banditry and extortion are commonplace. Moreover, in a region the size of Germany with multiple active militias and a road network that is largely impassable during the September-December rainy season, humanitarian access is set to remain a challenge. What the brave people I met over the last few days want most of all is peace – peace to be able to grow their own food, to rebuild their lives and to build a brighter tomorrow for their children. It’s a simple, powerful message WFP chief David BeasleyMr. Beasley also witnessed WFP’s work in eastern North Kivu province, which is also constrained by access challenges and limited funding. Just 250,000 of the province’s one million displaced people – victims of two decades of conflict – are receiving assistance, and only half rations. Much of DRC’s population is dependent on subsistence farming, with competition for land often at the heart of the violence. Many conflict-displaced families who had returned to their villages in North Kivu and Kasai told Mr. Beasley they could not resume working their fields for fear of being attacked. “I have met too many women and children whose lives have been reduced to a desperate struggle for survival”, Mr. Beasley pointed out. “In a land so rich in resources, that’s heart-breaking. And it’s unacceptable.” The WFP chief acknowledged donor concerns about limited returns on investing in a better future for the Congolese, noting that some Governments have threatened to redirect such funding to countries where they say it will have more impact. “I hear those concerns,” said Mr. Beasley. “But let’s not hold innocent women and children responsible for the failings of others.” “What the brave people I met over the last few days want most of all is peace – peace to be able to grow their own food, to rebuild their lives and to build a brighter tomorrow for their children. It’s a simple, powerful message. I have conveyed it to President [Joseph] Kabila and members of his Government, urging that they do more to help this come about,’ he concluded. Find the Security Council Press Statement on the Democratic Republic of the Congo here.
SAN ANTONIO — Nijal Pearson hit five 3-pointers and scored 26 points and Jaylen Shead hit 1 of 2 free throws with 1 second left to send Texas State to a 69-68 victory over Texas San Antonio on Saturday.Tre’Larenz Nottingham’s layup with 1:11 left to play gave the Bobcats (7-1) a 65-63 lead, but Jhivvan Jackson sank a 3-pointer and hit two free throws to put the Roadrunners (2-6) on top 68-65 with 24 seconds remaining. Pearson buried a 3 to pull the Bobcats even with 13 seconds left. Jackson missed a 3 for UTSA, Byron Frohnen missed a putback and Shead grabbed the rebound, was fouled by Keaton Wallace and hit the game-winning free throw.Shead finished with seven points, eight rebounds and eight assists and Pearson added seven boards for Texas State.Jackson topped the Roadrunners with 22 points and Wallace and Giovanni De Nicolao scored 19 and 13, respectively. Byron Frohnen snagged 12 rebounds. UTSA sank 20 of 21 free throws, while the Bobcats made just 9 of 17.The Associated Press
Yes, and I use it regularly (4498) Yes, and I use it regularlyYes, but don’t use oftenNo, and I buy takeaway beveragesNo, but I don’t buy takeawaysVote Friday 28 Apr 2017, 12:45 PM No, but I don’t buy takeaways (1764) 21,339 Views 25 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Ana-Maria Tegzes Share Tweet Email2 Short URL Yes, but don’t use often (2957) http://jrnl.ie/3363240 Apr 28th 2017, 12:45 PM Poll: Do you own a reusable coffee/tea mug? Your daily bite-sized ballot break. Image: Shutterstock/Ana-Maria Tegzes No, and I buy takeaway beverages (1826) THERE IS AN interesting initiative happening in Mayo where the cost of reusable coffee/tea mugs is being subsidised by the County Council.The Connaught Telegraph reported recently that the idea aims to cut down on the amount of rubbish generated by single-use disposable cups.Do you own one of those reusable mugs? Poll Results: By TheJournal.ie Team Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Découverte d’un squelette complet de Prestosuchus chiniquensis vieux de 238 millions d’années, en imagesBrésil – Les chercheurs de l’Université luthérienne du Brésil ont découvert le squelette presque complet d’un Prestosuchus chiniquensis, une espèce proche des dinosaures ayant peuplé la Terre de 250 à 205 millions d’années avant notre ère.Le reptile, proche du crocodile, pouvait mesurer près de 7 mètres de long et pesait en moyenne 400 kilogrammes. Il s’agissait d’un animal prédateur, se nourrissant essentiellement de proies plus petites que lui, qui possédait des dents acérées ainsi qu’une longue queue.Le fossile découvert par les paléontologues de l’Université luthérienne du Brésil dans la ville de Joinville est le plus complet jamais trouvé. Il est vieux d’environ 238 millions d’années et est resté dans un état de conservation exceptionnel.Cette découverte va permettre de mieux comprendre l’anatomie de cet archosaurien. De plus, les os des pattes arrières du fossile étant en très bon état, les scientifiques pourront avoir une meilleure idée de la façon dont il se déplaçait.Découvrez-le en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/prestosuchus-chiniquensis/le-prestosuchus-chiniquensis-un-predateur-ayant-peuple-la-terre-avant-les-dinosaures_art7345.htmlLe 15 mai 2010 à 13:03 • Emmanuel Perrin
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Starbucks Japan is always rife with so many delicious treats it’s hard not to want to sample every single one of them. With the advent of springtime, the chain is offering a set of new desserts based around one of the most popular snacks in the country: cherry blossoms. Yes, they are eaten just as much as people view them. And Starbucks Japan is capitalizing on that fact. That’s why its two newest menu items look so tasty.The Sakura Donut is up first, a decadent cake donut with a pink sakura-colored glaze with salted cherry blossom petal powder on top. You can see the fine powder on top of the glaze, and the entire thing looks delicious and sweet. Sakura powder has a lightly sweet, somewhat flowery taste (as you’re probably already aware) so it complements the sweetness of the cake donut well. Cake donuts are always good about taking on the flavor of whatever they’re seasoned with too, so the sakura will likely permeate the donut itself and make it extra tasty.via starbucks.co.jpIf you’re not much of a donut person or want something a little more decadent with additional sakura flavor, however, the Sakura Chiffon Cake mixes actual cherry blossom leaves from the cherry blossom tree into the actual cake flour, and comes with a salted cherry blossom on top of the white frosting on the cake. It looks delicious.You can get the sakura donut for about $2.30, while the Sakura chiffon cake is a little bit more of a luxury for closer to four dollars. You’ll have to go all the way to Japan for these treats though, so you’d better go ahead and plan your overseas vacation ahead of time before they’re all gone. Or see if you can finagle someone to mail you one. Hey, it could happen! Stay on target Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu
The Real Madrid fans have spoken in all fronts, they overwhelmingly want Santiago Solari to keep his job as the first squad manager from now on.The deadline for Santiago Solari as the Real Madrid manager is right around the corner, his last match as the interim manager will be against Celta and the fan base has decided that they want him to stay as the boss for the rest of the season.The three wins in three matches from three different competitions were enough, scoring eleven goals with a clean sheet was more than enough for an important part of the fans to decide that the Argentine boss is the ideal man to salvage the season at such an early stage.Many Spanish media outlets from the city of Madrid have conducted their own polls this week after Los Blancos defeated Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League in such a convincing fashion, the ones who voted loved what they saw from Santiago Solari and most are willing to give the man a chance to prove that he is a great manager who can take Los Blancos to yet another trophy-winning season.In order to keep the information from any poll as trustworthy as possible, we decided to only take the numbers from a single news outlet that conducted a poll this Thursday and is also one of the most respected sources in Spain.Santiago Solari has the big job at Real Madrid for now, but the race for a permanent manager is still alive | @DeanJonesBR: https://t.co/tpJJVDlVBB pic.twitter.com/N6QlXKFiFW— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 8, 2018Diario AS took the liberty to ask a good 56.535 readers from their publication about Solari, they wanted to know how many of them wanted the Argentine manager to get the job as the manager for the rest of the season at least.The response from the readers was swift and convincing, as a staggering 82% of people have voted for Santiago Solari’s appointment as the new manager.We also have a feeling that this number will go up even more if Los Blancos manage to defeat Celta de Vigo in Balaidos, doing that would really get Santiago Solari that hot seat and it would prove that he is capable of making the squad win away again despite any complication that presents itself.But the main reason why Solari has mostly won the respect and adoration from the fans and the board members, has a lot more to do with the gambles that the manager made in the little time he had to maneuver as the Real Madrid manager.There were at least three complicated choices he made, that ultimately gave the advantage because he was fortunate enough to get positive results after making such decisions.Solari has impressed at @realmadridenAnd his positioned has been strengthenedZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Could he get the job permanently?🤔https://t.co/JqVVJmpij1 pic.twitter.com/lT8tr1yKRg— MARCA in English (@MARCAinENGLISH) November 9, 2018We will start with the goalkeeper problem, a dilemma that even manager Julen Lopetegui wanted to avoid and Zinedine Zidane predicted since last season.For some strange reason, Florentino Perez doesn’t want Keylor Navas as the main goalkeeper in the club and has been trying to replace him for several years without success.Now that the president doesn’t have anyone to contradict him, buying Courtois was only the beginning of the end for the Costa Rica international and Solari made the right choice by leaving him on the bench for the two important matches.Fortunately for the boss, the gamble paid off as Los Blancos have a clean sheet with Thibaut as the goalie.The other gamble was a safer one with Vinicius Junior, a young talent who will inevitably become a great player and has responded perfectly to Solari’s trust after Lopetegui humiliated him in front of everybody.So far in the three matches he’s played, Vini already provided two assists and scored a goal that has at least granted him the chance of maybe getting more minutes against Celta in order to completely save the job for Solari once and for all.Solari to make closing argument for revived Madrid job https://t.co/ayk0l8oZ6l pic.twitter.com/RjO4tvI9ol— Cleansheet (@Cleansheet) November 9, 2018What the decision that Florentino will make in regards to Santiago Solari’s future in Real Madrid? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) earlier this week sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman, providing insight and guidance on the issues and concerns of the soybean industry as they relate to the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).This letter was in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) International Agricultural Trade Report for March 2016, which highlighted the advantages of tariff reductions in the TTIP agreement, but failed to mention the need for non-tariff related barriers, which would have the greatest impact on increasing U.S. exports of bulk commodities and intermediate products, including in the soy and livestock sectors.“ASA and USSEC have sent several letters to the Administration and testified on reforms needed in EU laws and regulations that restrict access to its market for U.S. soy and livestock products. These recommendations include making the EU’s approval process for new biotechnology products more transparent, timely, and consistent with its own regulatory timelines,” the letter states. “Currently, several important biotech applications approved by the European Food Safety Agency are being delayed. This issue must be addressed in any TTIP agreement.”Click here to read the letter.
In this file photo taken on 20 January, 2014, an unidentified International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspector disconnects the connections between the twin cascades for 20 per cent uranium production at nuclear power plant of Natanz, some 300 kilometres south of Tehran on 20 January, 2014 as Iran halted production of 20 per cent enriched uranium, marking the coming into force of an interim deal with world powers on its disputed nuclear programme.Iran has notified the International Atomic Energy Agency that it has launched a plan to increase its uranium enrichment capacity, nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Tuesday.”If conditions allow, maybe tomorrow night at Natanz, we can announce the opening of the centre for production of new centrifuges” for uranium enrichment, said Salehi, a vice president and head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation, according to conservative news agency Fars.”What we are doing does not violate the (2015 nuclear) agreement,” he said, adding that a letter was submitted to the IAEA “yesterday regarding the start of certain activities”.He specified that this was just the start of the production process and “does not mean that we will start assembling the centrifuges”.Under the 2015 agreement, Iran can build parts for the centrifuges as long as it does not put them into operation within the first decade.Salehi also emphasised that these moves “do not mean the negotiations (with Europe) have failed.”European governments have been trying to salvage the agreement ever since the United States announced its withdrawal last month and said it would reimpose sanctions on foreign companies working in the Islamic republic by November.The other parties — Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia — have vowed to stay in the accord but many of their companies have already started to wind down Iranian operations.On Monday, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the Europeans that “Iran will never tolerate both suffering from sanctions and nuclear restrictions” and called for preparations to speed up uranium enrichment.Iran insists its nuclear programme is for civilian uses only, but opponents in the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia accuse it of seeking to build an atomic bomb.
Photo by Desiree Stover/NASANASA technicians lift the James Webb Space Telescope with a crane and move it inside a clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.NASA is setting a new timeline for the James Webb Space Telescope, moving the launch date to March of 2021.An independent review found “excessive optimism” in planning for tests and “human error” as partial causes of the delays. The telescope is more than a decade late, but reviewers say NASA continue with the project, describing it as having “awesome scientific potential.” John Mather is a senior scientist on the project. He responded to the review in a video tweeted out by NASA.Our science leaders agree that @NASAWebb telescope is a complex & unprecedented undertaking. Together with an independent review board, they unanimously agree that Webb can still achieve mission success, now targeting March 2021 as a new launch date: https://t.co/h82uHwIuGA pic.twitter.com/wTDsqJ9Hbd— NASA (@NASA) June 27, 2018“We do risky things because it’s the only way to get at the answers that we’re after,” Mather said. “You can’t say ‘I don’t really want to know’ cause we do really wanna know. But the only way to get at the answer is to build this kind of equipment.”NASA said the delay will push the cost of the telescope to more than its $8 billion limit set by Congress. Because of that, it will have to get the telescope reauthorized by lawmakers. Share
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Affordability Home Prices Inflation sales 2019-05-28 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Origination Gauging Housing Affordability and Inflation Share Home prices rose 1.1% in Q1 2019 from Q4 2018, and 5.1 % from Q1 2018 to the Q1 2019, according to the latest Home Price index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).“House prices have risen consistently over the last 31 quarters,” said Dr. William Doerner, FHFA Supervisory Economist. “Although price growth is still positive, the upward pace is softening across the country, especially among states with the largest supplies of housing.”Home prices rose in all 50 states, according to the FHFA, however, according to First American’s Real Home Price Index (RHPI), affordability also increased in this time, up for the first time since 2016 in March. Additionally, First American notes that real home prices, or home prices adjusted for inflation, have fallen despite nominal growth.“In March, two main components of the RHPI swung in favor of increased affordability—continued strong household income growth and declining mortgage rates,” said First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming. “Nationally, affordability improved on a year-over-year basis for the first time since 2016.”Home buying power has reached 2017 levels after an 11-month slowdown. Fleming states that the declining mortgage rates and rising income have led to boosted home buying power, overcoming the drag on affordability from rising nominal house prices.Average household income 3.0% since March 2018 as of March 2019, and 56.0% since January 2000, while real house prices are 15.0% less expensive than in January 2000.When not adjusted for inflation, house prices are now 2.6% above the housing boom peak in 2006, but real, house-buying power-adjusted house prices remain 40.0% below their 2006 housing boom peak.Columbus, Ohio experienced the greatest increase in real home prices by metro area, up by 5.9% year-over-year. Behind Columbus are Providence, Rhode Island (+5.5%); Salt Lake City (+5.1%); Atlanta (+3.7%); and Cincinnati (+3.6%). On the other end of the scale, San Jose, California, experienced the largest decline in RHPI, falling by 7.6%, followed by Seattle (-6.4%); San Francisco (-4.4%); Portland, Oregon (-3.9%); and Los Angeles (-3.1%). May 28, 2019 409 Views
Go back to the e-newsletterJust when things start to get chilly further north, one of the Caribbean’s finest beachfront resorts will reopen with a new name and a new attitude. Debuting this October, the new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla is extending several limited-time offers to welcome sunseekers to the beautiful island of Anguilla, and introduces new features and experiences to those who already know it well.“Here in Anguilla, the warmth comes not just from the sun, but from the people who call the island home,” says General Manager Ilse Harley, who has just relocated here with her young family. “It will be our pleasure to extend the friendly welcome we’ve received to our first guests, and in the spirit of celebration, we’re offering some very special introductory packages.”With a range of accommodations from Deluxe Rooms to luxurious Five-Bedroom Villas, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla is the ideal destination for extended families and groups of friends, as well as couples looking for a romantic retreat. Onsite restaurants, lounges, recreation and a 975-metre beach – not to mention the island’s dining and exploration options – offer diversions for everyone.Reservations are now being confirmed for the fall and winter season, with these vacation packages available in addition to standard room rates:Opening offer: Complimentary nightIdeal for busy people with only a few days to spare, the Stay Longer package offers travellers a complimentary extra night with consecutive nights paid. As a special introductory offer, a third complimentary night is offered with two consecutive nights paid between 20 October and 15 December 2016. In 2017, the Stay Longer package includes a complimentary fifth night when four consecutive nights are booked.Festive package: Spend the holidays in paradiseIn anticipation of its first holiday season as a Four Seasons, the resort is offering a special Resort Credit that merrymakers can apply to incidental charges including onsite dining, spa and onsite recreation. The Experience More credit is based on room category: US$500 for one-bedroom suites, US$800 for four-bedroom oceanfront villas and US$1000 for five-bedroom villas, per stay. This offer is available for stays between 17 December 2016 and 5 January 2017. Minimum 10-night stay required.Go back to the e-newsletter
By Evie AndreouAuthorities on Tuesday issued warnings over high temperatures and extremely high risk of fire, with the forestry department urging the public to consider the pain and destruction caused by thoughtless actions that can lead to deaths.The met office issued a yellow warning and the fire service a red one.The met office on Tuesday issued a yellow warning as the maximum temperature inland is expected to reach 41 degrees Celsius for the third day. The warning concerns the hours between 11am and 5pm.The expected high temperatures could cause health risks amongst vulnerable groups of the population such as the elderly and children, the met office said.In the mountains, the temperature is expected to rise to 31C. The temperature on the west coast is expected to reach 33C and around 36 on the other coastal areas.The forestry department issued a red warning due to the heatwave conditions on the island, as there is an extremely high risk of forest fires.Bringing up the deadly wildfires is Greece as an example, the forestry department urged the public to “realise and consider the pain and destruction caused by fires” and “not become murderers.”The public, it said, must avoid activities that could cause a fire such as burning weeds, trimmings and garbage and avoid using outdoors equipment producing heat such as welding machines and angle grinders.Particular attention should also be paid to preventing fire caused from the exhausts of generators or water pumps in the countryside.It also warned that “given that 85 per cent of forest fires are due to human activity, the law would be strictly enforced.”Penalties have been recently amended and have become harsher, it said. The law provides between five and 10 years in prison and between €25,000 and €50,000 fines.To report smoke or fire near or in the forest, members of the public may call the forestry department at 1407, the fire service at 112 or the nearest forest ranger station.You May LikeLuxury African Safari | Search AdsThe Cost of Luxury African Safaris Might Surprise YouLuxury African Safari | Search AdsUndoAddiction Rehab Centers I Search AdsRowland Heights Rehab Centers | Put Your Addiction Behind You & Start Moving ForwardAddiction Rehab Centers I Search AdsUndoHealthCentralRheumatoid Arthritis Smoothie RecipiesHealthCentralUndo Cypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoData is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoTwo of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoby Taboolaby Taboola