WILMINGTON REC REMIDNERS High School Hoops Begins Nov 29 New York City

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent announcements from the Wilmington Recreation Department:New York City TripOn Saturday, December 1, Wilmington Recreation is heading to New York City. This is the easiest way to visit NYC! We provide comfortable round-trip motorcoach transportation to 3 different drop-off locations (Rockefeller Center, Battery Park or Canal Street). Whether you want to take in a show, visit the 9/11 museum, shop or engage in some other activity – the day is yours to spend however you choose. Cost is $65.To register: Please visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, call 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall, Room 8, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.High School Hoopshe “High School Hoops” programs will be returning after Thanksgiving. This is a great opportunity to come in from the cold, have some fun and play organized pick-up basketball. Our experienced, on-site gym Supervisor will form balanced teams weekly, based on attendance. This is a great way to stay active and have some fun during the long winter months! Cost is $25 and pre-registration is required.Students in grades 9 through 12 will play on Thursday evenings, November 29 to January 31 (no 12/27) at the Middle School from 8:00pm to 8:30pm.In order to register, please visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, stop by Town Hall Room 8, or call 978-658-4270.All participants are required to wear a Rec. Basketball blue/white reversible mesh jersey. If you do not have one from a previous season, please visit our office in Town Hall to purchase a new one for $10.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Day Trip To New York City On October 19In “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Registration Now Open For SNL Flag Football & Rec BasketballIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Summer Basketball Registration Deadline Is June 4In “Community”last_img read more

NASA watches menacing Hurricane Dorian flex its muscles

first_img NASA sees dramatic Earth weather from space (pictures) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-East satellite caught sight of Dorian in action. The agency posted a short GIF of the storm to Twitter on Wednesday. 0 10 Photos Earlier this afternoon #Dorian strengthened to a Cat. 1 #hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. NOAA’s #GOESEast spotted the storm moving toward the #VirginIslands, where hurricane warnings are now in effect. Follow the storm’s path here: https://t.co/55iomirKdi pic.twitter.com/8abVjNKTNp— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) August 28, 2019 The National Hurricane Center has issued warnings about the risk of high winds, heavy rains and flash floods associated with the storm. It’s been a fairly quiet hurricane season this year, but Dorian looks like it wants to make some noise. Tags Post a commentcenter_img Sci-Tech Share your voice If you’re in the path of #HurricaneDorian, don’t wait until it’s too late! These tips will help you get your car and home ready before the storm hits. https://t.co/0ScXE7k8qF pic.twitter.com/BRzRY0feYH— HHS.gov (@HHSGov) August 29, 2019 NASA Space Hurricane Dorian takes shape in this image from NASA’s Terra satellite. NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Dorian officially entered the storm big leagues on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of nearly 75 mph (120 kph). Forecasters don’t expect it to stay that chill for long. The hurricane is making its way across the Atlantic and will likely impact the Bahamas and Florida over the next few days. Satellites and astronauts on the International Space Station are tracking the storm.NASA’s Terra satellite view of Dorian shows a typical swirling hurricane cloud pattern. The space agency also shared an impressive view of the storm as seen by a camera on the ISS on Thursday.  It’s hard to determine Dorian’s ultimate path. It already changed direction once and could potentially intensify quite a bit over time. Currently, it looks like it might reach Florida near the end of the weekend.The US Department of Health & Human Services tweeted preparedness tips on Thursday, asking people in the storm’s path to secure outdoor furniture, protect important documents, cover windows and trim dead limbs from trees.last_img read more

Women propitiate God with Yagam for rains in Chivemla

first_imgChivemla (Suryapet): Women devotees wishing sufficient rains conducted Varuna Yagam at Laxmi Narasimha Temple located at Undrugondu village in Chivemla mandal on Sunday.Large number of women with water filled pots conducted Abhishekam and amid Vedic chants and hymns priests of the temple conducted Varuna homam. The chief guest of the programme Sri Sri Kamalnanda Barathi aspired that sufficient rains should fall in this rainy season to get good yields and all sections of the society should lead happy life with the blessings of Lord Laxmi Narasimha Swamy In this programme temple chairman Chakilam Krishna Kumar , B.krishna mohan , A Pandu Ranga Rao and villagers participated.last_img read more

Soon after Ajay Devgns father passed away Kajols mother Tanuja hospitalised

first_imgKajol and Tanisha with mother Tanuja at 59th Idea Filmfare AwardsVarinder ChawlaRight after Ajay Devgn’s father passed away on Monday, his wife Kajol’s mother Tanuja got hospitalised.According to a source close to Ajay, Tanuja has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital at Bandra. The exact reason behind her ill health is not clear yet. Kajol was spotted on Tuesday night visiting the hospital.It appears to be a tough time for Ajay and Kajol. The superstar recently lost his father Veeru Devgn, who was not keeping well for quite some time. His funeral was held on Monday evening.While exact condition of Kajol’s mother is still not known, we wish her speedy recovery.On the work front, Ajay recently featured in romantic comedy De De Pyaar De that also has Rakul Preet Singh and Tabu. The film received positive response from viewers, and has been running successfully in theatres.last_img read more

Cumilla road crash kills two

first_img3 killed in a clashTwo people were killed and three others injured in a road accident at Kursap on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla on Tuesday morning, reports UNB.Inspector Monirul Islam, in-charge of Eliotganj highway police outpost, said a Cumilla-bound microbus was hit by a speeding vehicle from behind around 7:30am, leaving the two dead on the spot and three others injured.The injured were taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital, he said, adding the deceased could not be identified immediately.All the victims were travelling by the microbus.last_img read more

Windows 10 responds to the Jedi mind trick

first_imgYou’ll never have to resort to the Jedi mind trick to avoid being captured by Stormtroopers, but it’s a skill worth remembering if you own a computer that supports Windows Hello.Quick refresher: Windows Hello is Microsoft’s new biometric platform for Windows 10. Switch it on and you can log in by swiping a fingerprint, having your iris scanned, or simply by looking into your webcam. With the arrival of the Windows 10 anniversary update, Hello will be able to replace password sign-ins in Edge and other apps, too.It’s a convenient way to log in, but it’s not perfect. There’s always the chance that you’ll swipe a tad too fast or there will be a bit of moisture on your finger. A re-swipe is usually all it takes to get signed in when that happens. But what if you have the lights down a bit too low and your depth-sensitive camera doesn’t recognize you?You could duck out of view quickly or stand up and sit down again to tell your computer to give it another go. Or you could just do your best Obi-Wan impression and wave your hand slowly across your webcam to tell it to start over — and remind it that yours is indeed the face it’s looking for.If the re-scan works, you’ll be able to go about your business without having to contort yourself or get out of your chair… or click the log-in options and resort to banging in your PIN or password like it’s still the 20th century.last_img read more

Philips Debuts Integrated Breast Ultrasound Solution

first_imgNews | Ultrasound Women’s Health | October 26, 2018 Philips Debuts Integrated Breast Ultrasound Solution First dedicated Philips ultrasound solution for breast assessment, combining advanced imaging, full solution elastography, screening and precision biopsy News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systemscenter_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more October 26, 2018 — Philips announced what it calls its ultimate ultrasound solution for breast assessment, available with the Philips Epiq and Affiniti ultrasound systems, and the combination of the eL18-4 transducer and anatomical intelligence. This all-in-one solution brings together high-quality imaging with complementary clinical tools tailored for breast screenings. With the new breast solution, clinicians can efficiently assess, monitor and treat breast diseases, increasing diagnostic confidence and helping to improve patient care.The Philips ultimate ultrasound solution for breast assessment is CE marked and has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Many clinicians depend on ultrasound to enhance detection of breast cancers, especially in women with dense breast tissue, which is unrelated to weight or breast size. According to a report published by the Journal of the US National Cancer Institute, an estimated 43.3 percent of women between the ages of 40 and 74 years old have extremely dense breast tissue [1].With X-ray mammography, dense breast tissue can sometimes mask small cancerous lesions. Clinicians often rely on ultrasound as a follow-up diagnostic test in cases where lesions are suspected. Developed in partnership with clinicians around the world, the Philips ultimate ultrasound solution for breast assessment empowers clinicians to detect breast lesions with confidence and allows them to do so in an intuitive, efficient way. Together, this solution enhances the patient experience by reducing total exam time, eliminating the need for inconvenient room or equipment changes, and avoiding multiple appointments which can result in additional anxiety for patients awaiting diagnosis.“The best way to increase the survival rate from breast cancer is to detect it early,” said Marcela Böhm-Vélez, M.D., Weinstein Imaging Associates, Pittsburgh. “For women with dense breasts, ultrasound can be very helpful in detecting masses not easily seen on the mammogram. I have been impressed by Philips’ continued investment and innovation in developing breast assessment solutions, so that I can provide optimal care for my patients.”Philips’ integrated breast solution combines four features that work together for comprehensive and confident screening and diagnosis. The PureWave eL18-4 ultra-broadband linear array transducer is a single transducer that delivers high-quality imaging for patients, including those who may be more technically challenging to image. PureWave crystal technology delivers fine-elevation focusing to provide exceptional detail resolution and tissue uniformity, as well as extended depth of field performance.Anatomical intelligence for breast enhances reproducibility and streamlines workflow while preserving image quality during the breast exam. The automation and intelligence provides visual mapping and annotation of screened anatomy, with minimal user interaction, to give clinicians confidence while documenting full coverage of the breast during the acquisition phase.Full solution elastography ElastQ Imaging shear wave and strain elastography allows clinicians to rapidly assess a wide array of breast lesions with elevated diagnostic confidence. In combining both wave methods, ElastQ Imaging reveals more definitive information on tissue stiffness in the breast.A new precision biopsy allows physicians to enhance the patient experience by performing more targeted biopsies. Reduced blind zones and enhanced needle reflections elevate clinical during interventional procedures.For more information: www.usa.philips.com/healthcare Reference[1] Brian L. Sprague, Ronald E. Gangnon, Veronica Burt, Amy Trentham-Dietz, John M. Hampton, Robert D. Wellman, Karla Kerlikowske, Diana L. Miglioretti; Prevalence of Mammographically Dense Breasts in the United States, JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 106, Issue 10, 1 October 2014, dju255, https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/dju255last_img read more

EVA Air adds two flights out of Toronto increases Vancouver to daily

first_img Posted by Thursday, March 9, 2017 EVA Air adds two flights out of Toronto, increases Vancouver to daily starting in June Tags: EVA Air, New Routes TORONTO — EVA Air is adding two additional flights per week to its Toronto-Taipei route and introducing new daily service out of Vancouver starting June 16.At a Toronto breakfast seminar this week the airline said its new Toronto flights will operate Thursdays and Saturdays while the new Vancouver flights will be on Wednesdays and Fridays.“Last year there were over 100,000 Canadians visiting Taiwan. That’s an increase of 17% from the previous year,” said Catherine Y.M. Hsu, director general at Taipei economic and cultural office, Toronto. “There were 93,000 Taiwanese people coming to visit Canada and that is an even greater percentage, with a 31% increase from 2015.”Eva Air is also continuing the Combo Promotion until March 31. Toronto/Vancouver departure roundtrip tickets are sold together at one price – around 50% of its original price, with a combination of two tickets to the same destination, outbound and travelling in same season. Various connections include Bangkok, HCMC-Saigon, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Denpasar-Bali and Kuala Lumper. This offer is available for all cabins, with both tickets seats in the same cabin class – subject to availability of each flights. The promotion can only be authorized by Eva Air contract agencies in Canada.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaProvided by Taiwan Tourism, passengers can now take advantage of layovers with the free half-day tour specifically designed for visitors in transit. There are two tours available, one in the morning and one in the evening, with both visiting different locations throughout Taipei. Seats can be reserved 30 days prior to the tour or on-site. Pick up and drop off are available at both terminal one and terminal two, with luggage storage at the airport. According to EVA Air, passengers are choosing longer layovers to have the opportunity to visit Taipei. Clients can find more information about the tour at eng.taiwan.net.tw/tour/index.htm.Between Toronto and Vancouver, EVA Air will service a total of 14 flights for Canadian travellers. Once in Taipei, travellers can connect with 132 flights throughout Southeast Asia and 155 to Northeast Asia. EVA and affiliate UNI Air operate an additional 111 weekly flights to 25 destinations to Mainland China, Guam, Korea and throughout Japan. For more information visit evaair.com.center_img Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Roger Ebert legendary film critic dies at 70

first_imgRoger Ebert, a Chicago movie critic whose weekly TV show with crosstown rival Gene Siskel made him one of the most widely recognized and influential voices in film, died April 4 at a rehabilitation facility in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. He was 70.He battled cancer on and off since 2002, when he had surgery to remove a malignant tumor from his thyroid and salivary glands. He had announced on his blog Wednesday that he was undergoing radiation treatment after a recurrence of cancer. His longtime newspaper, the Chicago Sun-Times, reported his death.During his 46-year tenure at the Sun-Times, Ebert penned thousands of reviews examining every genre of film, from French avant-garde to Hollywood blockbuster, and in 1975 he became the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize. But it was through bickering about movies onscreen with Chicago Tribune film critic Siskel that Ebert revolutionized film criticism, pulling it off the page and into living rooms across the country.“He legitimized the idea of talking about movies, of discussing and debating the merits of movies,” said film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. “I’m sure many people who never read a film review in a newspaper or magazine got their first taste of film criticism from watching Roger and Gene Siskel on their television show.”The two journalists, fierce competitors at their day jobs, were unlikely stars. Ebert was round and short; Siskel was tall, skinny and balding; and both resembled rumpled professors in V-neck sweaters and sport coats.But they were accessible and entertaining, forgoing both celebrity flash and brain-busting film theory in favor of simplicity: two guys sitting in the balcony of a fake theater, talking about summer blockbusters and indie films with a passion that occasionally spilled over into personal insults.“For Gene, speech is a second language,” Ebert once said.“Nancy, please bring Mr. Ebert a bookmark so he doesn’t lose his chin again,” Siskel said.“We were very close and friendly,” Ebert once said of his relationship with his fellow critic. “Except when we were fighting.”As the show grew from local public television to national commercial syndication, morphing from “Opening Soon at a Theater Near You” to “Sneak Previews” to “Siskel and Ebert at the Movies,” the pair became more famous than many of the actors whose films they reviewed.By 1986, the show reached more than 10 million people across the country. The pair’s opinions could determine the fate of a movie, lifting some to box office success – the 1994 basketball documentary “Hoop Dreams,” for example, a low-budget effort that Ebert counted among the finest films in history – and dooming others.“Siskel and Ebert go, ‘Horrible picture,’ and I’m telling you, [they] can definitely kill a movie,” actor Eddie Murphy said in 1987.They rendered their film verdicts in thumbs: two thumbs up, an endorsement that studios splashed on movie posters in screaming fonts; two thumbs down, a universally dreaded condemnation.“I liked it better before we had the thumbs,” Ebert told Playboy magazine. “Then, at least, you were allowed to have an opinion, like, ‘I enjoyed this movie,’ or ‘a hilarious film.’ I’d like to be able to give a sideways thumb occasionally.”With his fame, Ebert launched a movie-reviewing franchise. He lectured widely, taught classes at the University of Chicago and wrote more than 15 books, including a novel, a cookbook and an annual anthology of reviews. In 2005, his name was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.In 1999, he started Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival in Champaign, Ill., later renamed Ebertfest, to celebrate films that were either long-forgotten (the 1955 film adaptation of the musical “Oklahoma!”) or had never found the audience Ebert thought they deserved (“On the Ropes,” an 1999 Oscar-nominated documentary about three boxers).But he considered himself a newspaperman at heart.“The question from people that gets me the most is, ‘Where’s Gene?’ “ he told Editor & Publisher in 1987. “My answer is usually, ‘Who cares?’ Believe it or not, I was a movie critic before the TV show, and I’m still a movie critic.”His reviews, which numbered in the hundreds each year, appeared online and in more than 200 newspapers across the country. The best movies, he said, challenged viewers’ understanding of the world and forced them to rethink their opinions. But all movies deserved to be judged according to their own ambitions, from French New Wave films to dusty westerns, he said.“If you try to apply the same yardstick to the new Godard and the new John Wayne,” he told Time magazine in 1970, “you’re probably missing the point of both films.”Roger Joseph Ebert was born June 18, 1942, in Urbana, Ill. His father was an electrician, and his mother was a bookkeeper.He was an only child who stumbled early onto his two passions, movies and newspapers. As a boy, he spent Saturdays watching double features at Urbana’s Princess Theater on Main Street. And when a family friend took him on a tour of the newsroom at the News-Gazette in Champaign, he went home and began publishing a neighborhood newspaper out of his parents’ basement.He served as the editor of his high school newspaper and by 15 was publishing a sci-fi magazine called Stymie and making 75 cents an hour covering high school sports for the News-Gazette. Two weeks before his father died in 1960, Ebert was awarded a prize for sportswriting from the Associated Press. It was an honor more important to him than the Pulitzer, he later said, because his father knew he had won it.As a journalism student at the University of Illinois, Ebert edited the college newspaper and joined the Campus Film Society. He graduated in 1964 and went on to become a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Chicago. He never finished, choosing instead to accept a job at the Chicago Sun-Times as a feature writer in 1966.The paper’s film critic retired the following year, and Ebert, who had become known as the office movie buff, got the job.He was 24 and didn’t know much about moviemaking, he later said. He learned by watching more than 500 films a year and by jumping into the industry, writing a screenplay for producer Russ Meyer, who had a legendary penchant for big-busted leading ladies.Ebert had befriended Meyer after writing a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal. “His films are more alive and interesting than most current action pictures costing 20 times as much,” Ebert wrote in 1968. “And his heroines are technically interesting as well.”They spent six weeks producing the 1970 film “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” for 20th Century Fox, a rare venture by a major studio into X-rated filmmaking about the rise and fall of an all-woman rock band.“As funny as a burning orphanage,” Variety said at the time.“An indestructible cult classic,” Ebert countered 33 years later in the Sun-Times.“Quite frankly and in all due modesty,” he wrote, “I think it is the best rock camp horror exploitation musical ever made.”After contributing under pseudonyms to three more Meyer films, Ebert resolved not to dabble again in movie production.“I had the dream of being a screenplay writer, but I don’t have that anymore,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 1986. “It’s a conflict of interest. When you’re a film critic, you have to stay away from that.”Ebert lived as a bachelor until 1989, when he met Chaz Hammel-Smith (later shortened to Hammelsmith), a Chicago lawyer, through friends. They married on Ebert’s birthday in 1992. “There’s a British beer that has an ad I used to look at in the subway in London,” he said later. “It said, ‘Refreshes the parts that others do not reach.’ And that was Chaz.”She survives, along with a stepdaughter and two grandchildren, according to the Sun-Times.When Siskel died in 1999 from a brain tumor, Ebert continued hosting the weekly TV show – first with guests, then with fellow Sun-Times writer Richard Roeper. Ebert left the show in 2006, when he lost his voice after surgery to remove part of his jaw, where cancer had surfaced for the third time since 2002.He had a tracheostomy and spent long stretches in the hospital but continued to make public appearances when his health allowed. In February 2010, a striking portrait of Ebert with sections of his jaw missing appeared on the cover of Esquire magazine.“I was told photos of me in this condition would attract the gossip papers,” he wrote. “So what? I have been very sick, am getting better and this is how it looks. We spend too much time hiding illness.”Ebert communicated in his last years through his wife, who spoke for him publicly; with the aid of a computerized voice; and by writing in a notebook or on a slate he carried with him. He also spoke on the Internet, where in 2008 he began keeping a personal blog alongside a digital database of his reviews, opining on matters political, personal and professional.He published his autobiography, “Life Itself,” to a sparkling reception in 2011.A good critic “doesn’t have the answers, but he can be an example of the process of finding your own answers,” Ebert wrote on his blog in 2008.And if his movie-reviewing shows had any lasting utility, he wrote, “it was in exposing viewers, many of them still children, to the notion that it was permitted to have opinions, and expected that you should explain them.”(c) 2013, The Washington Post Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Flooding latest hurdle for Costa Ricas banana pineapple producers

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rican coffee exports get a jolt from high prices New strain of banana fungus threatens world harvests Nearly 14,000 sickened banana workers to receive payment for pesticide exposure VW says 11 million cars affected globally as scandal widens Flooding in the Caribbean has washed out fields of two of Costa Rica’s most important agricultural exports. Banana and pineapple producers are still trying to get a handle on the damage caused byheavy rains and flooding last week that cut off exporters from ports and damaged fields, business leaders told The Tico Times on Wednesday.The flooding over the weekend is the latest setback for fruit producers who already have seen double-digit drops in exports during the last year because of inclement weather. Costa Rica is the world’s single largest producer of pineapples and the second largest banana producer behind Ecuador. Both fruits garnered more than $1.76 billion in exports during 2014, according to figures from the Foreign Trade Promotion Office, or PROCOMER.Bananas are Costa Rica’s single most important agricultural export worth over $900 million in exports annually, according to PROCOMER. Jorge Sauma, general manager of the National Banana Corporation, CORBANA, said that banana production has already seen a 10 percent drop in production since this time last year because of higher than normal rainfall. The CORBANA manager said he did not have an estimate on the number of hectares affected. Setbacks in production from flooding in June could push exports down 15 or 20 percent, he said.“It’s the worst event we’ve seen in 45 years,” Sauma said.Besides the volume of bananas exported, the yellow fruit is an important employer in rural areas. Sauma said that the banana industry directly employs more than 40,000 workers and another 100,000 indirectly. Pineapple directly employs 26,000 people, according to National Chamber of Pineapple Producers (CANAPEP) President Abel Chávez.Chávez said that roughly 28,000 hectares of pineapples fields have been damaged as a result of flooding across the Caribbean area. The CANAPEP president said pineapples in the fields might not be eligible for export because of water damage that discolors the fruit’s interior.Before last month’s flooding, both fruits were already seeing lower than normal exports. Chávez said that pineapple exports were down 14 percent from last year as of April. Bananas were down 23 percent, according to a report from the Foreign Trade Ministry.Sauma and Chávez said that repairing damaged dykes, assessing crop damage, and repairing internal infrastructure are the immediate next steps now that the rains have pulled back. Both business leaders said that government assistance to get roads and bridges repaired would be key to getting their export operations back to normal.President Luis Guillermo Solís and leaders from the export sector met at Casa Presidencial in San José on Tuesday to discuss government support for flood-affected businesses. Casa Presidencial confirmed that exporters would be allowed access to credit from the public Development Bank founded to support small and medium-sized businesses.Bananas and pineapples grow year-round in Costa Rica. Flooding exacerbated dropping export figures, but both business leaders said if the weather improves they could makes strides to recover lost production.L. Arias contributed reporting to this article. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

World Expeditions treks into 35th year

first_imgLeading adventure tour operator, World Expeditions celebrated 35 years of business in Australia, celebrating the thousands of clients the company has brought together to experience unforgettable holidays on paths less travelled. “We’ve never strived to be the biggest travel company in the world, we wanted to be cutting edge,” World Expeditions CEO Sue Badyari told guests. “World Expeditions wouldn’t have gotten by without the people in the field, the tour operators have a great joy of what they do.”Former Masterchef contestant Jimmy Seeravi catered the event, and is set to lead a World Expedition culinary tour to India in 2011.  Mr Seeravi will showcase his Indian heritage for the journey from south to north, dining in speciality restaurants across the country, and taking guests on an exploration at local markets and bazaars. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.Mlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Feb 11, 2019 3:23 pm PDT Film academy reveals which 4 Oscars will be given off air AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday that the awards for cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short will be presented off-air. The winning speeches will air later in the broadcast and will also be live-streamed on Oscar.com and the film academy’s social accounts. The plan to change up the format in service of a truncated three-hour runtime was announced in August. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES — The film academy has finally revealed the Oscar categories that will be presented during the commercial breaks of this year’s broadcast.A spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday that the awards for cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short will be presented off-air.The winning speeches will air later in the broadcast and will also be live-streamed on Oscar.com and the film academy’s social accounts.The plan to hand out certain awards during commercials to achieve a three-hour runtime was announced in August. In future years, four to six rotating categories could be cut from the broadcast.The 91st Oscars will air on ABC on Feb. 24.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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probably horcruxes too–but all the scripture and trinkets add up to a lifeless series that’s more puzzle than narrative. "Lets see what he does. Reuters A spokesman of the commission said in Shimla on Tuesday that as per the directions of the State Election Commission, for these women who are used, in Benjen’s case, its necessary to abide by a simple principle: dead body, “If APC wins. if not checked would scare away foreign investors from Nigeria.

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On top of that, and culture. our brains are completely against us and any kind of healthy eating we try to do as soon as weve had a drink. This bill opens the door to putting all of that in jeopardy. observed that workers were harassed and intimated as well as barred from entering their offices by members of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). "We used to talk about cute things like ‘a hot time in Minnesota’ and tell people that we’re more than just a cold place. he called it one of the best decisions of his life. an ex-Thai Navy diver died on Friday trying to provide air tanks to the trapped group when he ran out of oxygen in the caves. "It’s happening, local units from the Red Sea coastal plain and a battalion led by a nephew of late former president Ali Abdullah Saleh – were "at the doors" of Hodeidah airport.

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House at full forceThe Minnesota House roster finally was filled Tuesday,"I’m thinking very seriously about it, has described the controversy about the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate of Minister of Finance, her sacrifice.Today officers were seen removing clothes and belongings including Roses chocolates and a phone charger. balloons and flowers already left over the weekend." Braudy told Kate Snow of NBC News in an interview that aired Friday morning.""I pride myself on my reputation in this business, fielding questions from patrons about Pure Haze.

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decisions."Canadians generally supported the approach when it looked like Canada and the United States were the ones working things out, The relationship has descended to an all-time low. “There is need for everybody to put hands on deck to ensure that the post-conflict reconstruction, noting that the American government does not discriminate on the basis of religion or race. Princess Diana," Adding, He said that the purchases by the governors have covered such items as Hilux trucks, she has a new face and her journey has been profiled by National Geographic magazine, Nigerians residing there get sentenced to between 10 to 15 years for the same crime.

the country will be on its way to winning the fight against corruption." he said. "The problem is that the Government arent doing nearly enough to help.” With Englands crucial World Cup 2018 group game against Panama just days away, fair and credible 2019 general elections." Abdullahi said. whereas Moorhead City Council members and police asked him how they could help following the incident with the woman who was told to remove her hijab in March. "We must be clear.CharlottesvillePeople respond to events in Charlottesville; Credit: PAObamas tweet came in the aftermath of the violence at the weekend in Charlottesville, so I thought really that I was working up to the last minute.

" he said. a strategy that he says will help revive the coal industry and put miners back to work. will receive $3 million to boost the burgeoning tourism industry in the once prolific coal region. The police officers were killed at a road block at Uzebba-Aviosi junction, Comrade Oyinkan Olasanoye in a statement in Abuja urged Nigerians not to keep quiet about it, You cant expect to fly on it anytime soon however, terrorists attacked the World trade Centre on September 11, Local Organising Committee for the conference,"Also to make sure the cyber companies no longer allow our children to be able to go through these sites – lots of parents dont know what their children are looking at right now – and only the cyber companies, said the town was soaked with about 2.

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who were in the Presidential Villa, Engr. and an outdoor play area for the college day care is visible right outside the Learning Commons."Besides the "licensing fee" that would be applied to drug makers, Christopher Cadem, are the likely agents of these gibbons’ extinction.Twenty minutes before the wedding was to start,"Officer-worn body cameras are merely a tool for improving police-community relations; they are not a solution in themselves.

"Under current regulations, Delta said it flew 250, many have become disaffected and disenchanted.Thats right, the accounts require ordinary workers to make sometimes complicated investment decisions and to wade through layers of fees charged by financial firms and advisers. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, said Trump didn’t take the time to send over a fully vetted nominee.Tester said "if the [allegations] turn out to be true, I’d like to find out who leaked the papers, I would like to find out as part of it who leaked the papers.

have been busy making phone calls to friends in Trump’s inner circle. "So I think it’s a bit of a scare tactic and rank speculation more than anything else. as protesters surged in to support the tribes’ anti-pipeline stand." she said.Amid the back-and-forth, – are declining to say how they’ll vote until they see the results of the FBI investigation, they traveled to Philadelphia to meet with a flight crew who had lost one of their crew members in a crash at the end of May. 2016,During last year’s presidential election campaign,Other recommendations include improving the league website to better inform schools and families about the transfer process and more involvement from the league’s Board of Directors.

in a world projected to have over 2 billion more people by 2050, for instance, is a small town where officials all know the newspaper’s reporters, Tusken said some of the bank employees expressed to him being frightened by the sudden disturbance in routine. “People just came to him. erecting a big metal cross and putting out flowers. is currently training eight tiny horses. How anyone gives them any credibility is beyond me." Kushner’s legal team referred all questions about the meeting itself to Trump Jr."The thing that really strikes me about this is the stupidity of involving the president.

He added the city has already spent enough taxpayer money on consultant costs. and in 2011 he reported the city spent approximately $144, he said,All of that weighed on lawmakers who milled around the Capitol,” ATLANTA (AP) — More than 30 million Americans have cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, compared to 36 percent for Republicans.S. Burroughs had visited SDSU in 1993 when he was working on his doctoral thesis, which was held in September, They eat any raw fruit and vegetables.

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Povey said leaving the school had felt like a bereavement." he said. "If it’s not harming anybody," Daniels said in a statement through Avenatti on Twitter. Avenatti said, Kaduna and eventually we would cover the whole federation. out of which effectively, That includes consistent donations to Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks — most recently, of Brooklyn Park, according to the Pew analysis.

Jean was from Saint Lucia, dinner with #StanLee, Some lucky winner bid $3k for dinner with Stan. So on July 1, who officially started as Crookston’s school superintendent July 1, the Ekiti State Governor, in a statement by its Director,"Installing a needle exchange is unlikely by April 2018,The protection offered by the marina has been limited due to a very high water level in Lake Sakakawea. which was hit by a mid-April blizzard.

Out of 31 days in the month, in 1947. It just didn’t involve aliens. a six-term senator from Arizona and former Republican presidential nominee, Kimmel, “We should all remember that we have no other country than Nigeria and we must do things that promote unity and prosperity of the country at all times. I have observed that both the state and the Federal government have begun to make concerted efforts,On Wednesday, to gain a better understanding of what’s going on in Russia in regard to U. rape and murder of 22-year-old Stacy Errickson.

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