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Morocco Premiere Events Celebrates First Anniversary of its Artisans Showroom

Taroudant – Morocco Premier Events’ artisans showroom, the first such place in the United States devoted to Moroccan history, crafts and culture, opened one year ago in Northern Virginia just outside Washington, D.C., in a brand new modern space to provide a window on Morocco’s diversity and culture by showcasing Moroccan handicrafts and arts.The official launch of the showroom by “La Maison de l’Artisan” in partnership with Morocco’s Ministry of Handicrafts, Social Economy and Solidarity, coincided with a special “Morocco Days” exhibition sponsored by the City of Alexandria, Virginia) in April, 2015. The showroom is part of Morocco’s “Vision 2015” plan to promote Morocco’s brand and image in the U.S. and elsewhere.Strategically located near Dulles Airport, the showroom features handmade Moroccan products such as tapestries and carpets, basketry, intricately carved wood and wrought iron furniture, traditional embroidered Moroccan kaftans, metal lanterns — the list goes on. The showroom also features items combining both traditional and modern styles, ranging from painting and wall decorations to traditional costumes and tea cups.The initiative pays tribute to the genius and the dexterity of Moroccan artisans who have preserved the traditional heritage of Morocco, a country proud of its centuries-old history and civilization.The exhibition is also home to a library of books on history, religion, and the literature of Morocco, which reflect the diverse splendor of the culture of the Kingdom.Hassan Samhrouni, CEO and founder of Morocco Premier Events, said that the showroom has made a significant contribution to making the American public aware of the rich cultural and traditional heritage of the Kingdom, according to MAP.He added that a number of meetings and exhibitions, notably with U.S. designers, were were held last year. The showroom has hosted groups of students for tea and educational lectures and videos.Thanks to the success of the showroom, Morocco Premier Events has been able to exhibit Moroccan craftsmanship in several other centers, including the prestigious Washington Design Center, said Samhrouni.It has also established a relationship with the George Washington Textile Museum University.The project is not just about showcasing Moroccan culture and tradition but also for enhancing U.S.-Morocco business. Samhrouni stressed the need for Moroccan products and producers to meet the requirements of the U.S. market in order to compete with products from other countries, such as China.“After some twenty five years in the U.S., I am very excited to bring the diverse culture of Morocco in such a tangible way to the American people,” Samhrouni told MWN.“Just as the U.S. is a country of immigrants of diverse backgrounds, Morocco has been a crossroads of many peoples, cultures, and religions — living together for thousands of years.I am grateful to have had the support to bring this project to life in this great country of America.Morocco Premier Events, in its continuing efforts to open up Morocco more to the U.S. market, will take part in an upcoming exhibition entitled “New York Now” to be held January 30 to February 3 in New York City. More information is available at. read more

Human smuggling across Gulf of Aden and Mediterranean Sea keeps rising –

Smugglers forced up to 40 people overboard into the deep waters of the Gulf of Aden as they were on the last leg of the 36-hour journey from strife-torn Somalia to Yemen on Sunday, the 75 survivors told the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at its Ahwar reception centre.The survivors told UNHCR that the boat left on Friday with 115 passengers who were mainly Somalis and Ethiopians. The passengers had each paid $100 before leaving, but when the Yemeni coast was in sight, the smugglers demanded more money. Those who did not or could not pay, mostly Ethiopians, were severely beaten and thrown overboard. UNHCR also reported that figures from the first 10 months of the year show a significant increase in the number of people being smuggled across the Gulf of Aden and the Mediterranean Sea compared to the whole of 2007.By the end of October, some 30,000 boat people arrived on Italian shores, compared to 19,900 during the whole of 2007. At the same time the number of people reported dead or missing at sea on their way to Italy and Malta in the first 10 months of this year was 509, up from 471 in 2007.Figures for those crossing to Malta show a similar trend. Nearly 2,600 boat people arrived by the end of September this year, compared to 1,800 for 2007, and by the end of July in Greece an estimated 15,000 arrived on the mainland or on one of the Aegean islands, compared to 19,900 from the whole of 2007. The trend is the same in mainland Spain and the Canary Islands.The number of people smuggled to Europe who seek asylum varies from country to country, with around 80 per cent of those arriving in Malta by sea applying for asylum and 60 per cent receiving refugee status or another form of international protection. In Italy around one third, or some 7,000 people, apply and around half are recognized as refugees. In Spain, however, only around 3 per cent of boat people reaching its shores apply for asylum despite the availability of information and counselling.UNHCR highlighted the humanitarian crisis in the Gulf of Aden, where every year tens of thousands of people flee the Horn of Africa – a region scarred by civil war, political instability, famine and poverty – in search of protection in Yemen and further afield.During the first 10 months of 2008, over 38,000 people made the dangerous crossing from Somalia to Yemen, a considerable increase from the total of 29,500 who made the journey last year. Whereas last year some 1,400 died making the crossing, so far this year some 600 people have been reported dead or missing in the Gulf. UNHCR says it is stepping up its efforts in Yemen by improving reception centres for those who survive the journey, while improving conditions of people with protection needs in the Horn of Africa so that they do not feel the need to risk their lives on the crossing. 4 November 2008The number of people illegally crossing the Gulf of Aden and the Mediterranean Sea is on the rise, the United Nations refugee agency reported today, as it confirmed that 12 people fleeing Somalia in the past week have been found dead on a beach in Yemen and 28 others remain missing. read more

Over 11000 driving licenses suspended

Of this 24 drivers in Pollonaruwa, 6 in Anuradhapura, 5 in Kelaniya, 4 in Monaragala, 2 in Kegalle and one each in Nuwara Eliya, Ampara, Colombo Central and Colombo North had their driver;s licence permanently cancelled. The police have temporarily suspended the driving license of over 11,000 drivers since the beginning of this year for driving under the influence of liquor.According to statistics released by the police media unit today 23521 drunk drivers had been arrested and the driving license of 11085 drivers had been temporarily suspended. The police also said that the driving license of 45 drivers had also been permanently cancelled during this same period. The police also said that during this year 25,000 road accidents had been reported and around 1500 people had been killed and a further 13,000 injured.The police had launched special operations this month to nab drunk drivers and during this process 15 passenger bus drivers were also arrested. read more

TISL flags potential abuse of power in tennis selections for Asian Games

Transparency International Sri Lanka’s (TISL) Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre has brought to the attention of the Minister of Sports Faiszer Mustapha, a potential incident of abuse of power, as per a complaint they had received regarding the selections process for the tennis squad for the Asian Games 2018.Media reports published on July 30, 2018 announcing the selection of the squad appear to confirm that no preventative action has been taken in this matter. TISL said that this raises several questions regarding the integrity of the selection process.Speaking on the matter, TISL Executive Director Asoka Obeyesekere said “It is crucial for the development of sports in the country that the integrity of sport and the spirit of sportsmanship are upheld. We call on the relevant authorities once again, to ensure fair play in the selection process and to be mindful of the damaging effects to budding sportspersons caused by such alleged interference”.TISL called on the authorities concerned to take into consideration the fact that this matter involves juveniles and to therefore treat the case with the appropriate sensitivity. (Colombo Gazette) In a letter dated June 15, 2018 after the trials were conducted, the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA), had informed the competent authorities of the selections made by SLTA’s Selection Committee. The selection committee itself confirmed in writing that the player in question “did not show up for her matches and is deemed to have given a walkover”.Despite this, media reporting has confirmed that the individual in question has been selected to the squad, at the expense of an individual who had been selected through the trials. Key among the many questions regarding the selection process is the inclusion in the final squad, of a player who did not participate in the trials. read more

East Timor UN Indonesia decide to set up committee on border agreements

The agreement for a Border Liaison Committee came out of the second series of talks held yesterday and today in Jakarta of the Joint Border Committee, which deals with boundary issues between Indonesia and East Timor and comprises UNTAET and government officials.In other news, the East Timor Transitional Cabinet has decided to bill consumers for electricity use, which has been free of charge for nearly two years.The Power Service is dependent upon the donor community for the more than $12 million a year it costs to provide East Timor with power and is now near bankruptcy. There are over 18,000 consumers in Dili alone.”We need to rescue the Power Service in East Timor,” Iain Hook, Director General of Infrastructure Department of the East Timor Transitional Administration, said today. “The first thing we need to do is to start receiving revenues. Donor countries will not invest in the Power Service any longer if they do not see that a sustainable system, including the creation of revenue, is being implemented.” read more

Annan replies to Iraqi letter on weapons inspections UN spokesman

“The Secretary-General’s response to the Foreign Minister of Iraq has been shared with members of the Security Council,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York.Foreign Minister Naji Sabri had sent the letter on Thursday inviting Hans Blix, the Executive Chairman of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), to Iraq for technical discussions.Mr. Annan, speaking to reporters as he entered UN Headquarters today, said his letter would “clarify that we welcome [Iraq’s] invitation, but that we would want to proceed along other lines.”Asked about the position of Council members, the Secretary-General said that they wanted to see Iraq comply with the relevant UN resolutions. “They would want to see the inspectors go in and continue their work, and would want me to continue to work with [Baghdad] to get the inspectors back into Iraq,” he said.During a separate press encounter, the President of the Security Council confirmed this view. “I think everyone is on the same page as far as what is required of Iraq in regard to next steps and the full implementation of existing Security Council resolutions,” said Ambassador John Negroponte of the United States. read more

Week In Brussels – Week ending Friday 28 October 2011

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Officers under whose watch a Lusignan prisoner escaped to be charged

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLusignan prison escapee accused of rape recaptured- PoliceOctober 6, 2017In “Crime”UPDATE: Lusignan inmate escaped in ‘full view of Police ranks’ using bed sheetOctober 4, 2017In “Crime”$10M reward for information leading to the arrest of remaining prison escapees- PoliceAugust 9, 2017In “Crime” Three Police Constables and one Prison Officer are expected to be charged following the conclusion of investigations into the escape of prison inmate, Dellon Blake on October 4, 2017, at the Lusignan Prison.Rape accused: Dellon BlakeOn October 4, the rape accused was discovered missing after a verification exercise was conducted at the prison.Police had detailed that Blake escaped from the penitentiary, using “ his bed sheet and wooden pallets to help himself over the fence on the north western side in full view of Police ranks performing duties in the guard hut tower, overlooking the new holding facility at the Prison.”Moreover, the inmate was able to escape even though the area is well illuminated. He was re-captured two days after.A Detective Superintendent of Police had been assigned to conduct an investigation into the incident.Police Public Relations Officer (ag) Shivpersaud Bacchus in a press statement on Wednesday said that “… the investigation was completed and submitted for legal advice which was obtained to the effect that the (4) ranks who were performing duty on the day in question during which Dellon Blake escaped from the Lusignan Prison are to be charged under the Criminal Law Offences (Act) Chapter 8:01.” read more

Heres how many complaints city councils got about referendum posters

first_img http://jrnl.ie/4067289 Here’s how many complaints city councils got about referendum posters Galway City Council got nine, while Dublin City Council got almost 300 over the same time period. 19,148 Views Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Image: SIPA USA/PA Images IN THE AFTERMATH of the Eighth Amendment referendum, there was a lot of discussion about the regulation of referendum posters.Politicians and campaigners decried the placement of posters and the content of them as misleading or graphic, particularly in the case of No posters.In order to get a sense of what the general public thought of posters, we asked city councils in Ireland to give us the number of complaints sent to them about referendum posters.TheJournal.ie previously took a look at the nature of some of the complaints Dublin City Council received up until the 25 April (there’s a time delay as this was a Freedom of Information request).The vast majority of complaints were about the placement of posters, the absence of the name and address of a printer on the poster (which is required by law), and complaints about graphic imagery and misleading information (on No posters in particular).Up to and including polling day on the 25 May, Dublin City Council received 279 complaints regarding referendum posters.In the first batch of complaints, requested in an FOI by TheJournal.ie up until 25 April, there were 144 complaints (you can read some of the complaints in our story here).In the final month before the referendum there were a further 135 complaints.Of this number, 86 complaints referred to the alleged absence of publishers or printers details on the posters, 11 related to the content directly, 17 related to the posters being a hazard to pedestrians or motorists, and 21 related to other issues such as proximity to schools or polling station locations.In total, there were 46 complaints received by Cork City Council in respect of referendum posters. The local council didn’t specify what the nature of these complaints were.A total of nine complaints were received by Limerick City & County Council about posters in the course of the referendum.The majority of the complaints were about the alleged graphic nature of some of the posters and their location (including how close they were to schools).No fines have been issued in relation to the referendum posters under the Litter Act.Galway City Council checked the planning, transportation and infrastructure, and environment sections for complaints, it said.The only section that received complaints was in environment, which received 10 complaints.Waterford City Council was contacted in relation to how many complaints it received; TheJournal.ie did not receive a reply at the time of publication. Monday 18 Jun 2018, 6:10 AM Short URL 13 Comments By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share50 Tweet Email1 Jun 18th 2018, 6:11 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Afghan immigrant dies in back of truck

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A 15-year-old Afghan immigrant was found dead in a truck carrying croissants at the port of Igoumenitsa this week.According to reports, the youngster had stowed away in the truck with several other irregular migrants.However, after a while, the atmosphere in the vehicle became stifling and the stowaways abandoned the vehicle.The 15-year-old, however, had already lost consciousness and was found dead later by port officials.The Afghan teenager had registered a week earlier with a center for the protection of minors in nearby Konitsa.A coroner was due to establish his exact cause of death.Source: Kathimerini.last_img read more

HP poursuit Oracle en justice

first_imgHP poursuit Oracle en justiceEn mars dernier, Oracle a décidé de ne plus assurer le développement de logiciels pour les processeurs Intel Itanium. Accusant la firme de rupture abusive de contrat, HP a annoncé son intention de porter plainte contre Oracle.HP a mis ses menaces à exécution. Selon ZDnet, la firme américaine a en effet décidé de porter plainte contre Oracle pour rupture abusive de contrat. Au mois de mars, Oracle a annoncé son intention de cesser le développement et support de ses bases de données sur les serveurs Intel Itanium de HP. Oracle affirme avoir pris cette décision parce que la plateforme d’Intel “approchait de sa fin de vie”, rappelant que Microsoft et Red Hat ont eux aussi fait le choix de ne plus développer pour Itanium. Pourtant Intel a affirmé n’avoir aucune intention de cesser le développement de ses processeurs Itanium, et assure prévoir au moins deux nouvelles générations. À lire aussiL’APU Trinity d’AMD arrive sur le marché”Nous pensons qu’il s’agit d’une tentative illégale de forcer les clients utilisant les plateformes Itanium d’HP de passer sur les plateformes d’Oracle”, s’insurge HP dans un communiqué. La firme explique avoir lancé des poursuites judiciaires contre Oracle dans l’intérêt de ses clients, et affirme que la société est tenue par contrat de poursuivre le support des serveurs Itanium. Faux répond Oracle, qui assure que HP était au courant de son intention de cesser ses développements. Dans un communiqué rapporté par Clubic, l’entreprise dit avoir “explicitement demandé de continuer à supporter les Itanium, mais Oracle a refusé, et la promesse de garantie-support pour les HP Itanium a été supprimée de l’accord final”.HP réclame des dommages et intérêts dont le montant n’a pas été précisé. La firme exige également la reprise des développements pour Itanium par Oracle. Le 16 juin 2011 à 18:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Ventes dultraportables en 2012 vers une domination du MacBook Air

first_imgVentes d’ultraportables en 2012 : vers une domination du MacBook AirD’après les estimations du cabinet JP Morgan, l’ultraportable d’Apple devrait encore dominer le marché l’année prochaine. Mais la concurrence s’active…Après les Netbooks, voici la tendance de 2012: les ultrabooks. Jusqu’à présent, seul Apple se plaçait sur ce secteur avec le MacBook Air, depuis déjà trois ans. L’année prochaine, il faudra compter avec Sony, HP, Acer ou encore Samsung qui vont multiplier les modèles de ce genre. Cependant, selon les analystes, Apple devrait encore dominer le marché d’une main de fer car les ventes ne cessent d’augmenter. La marque à la pomme aurait vendu 923.000 machines au troisième trimestre, soit 44% de plus qu’au précédent. JP Morgan a estimé qu’il se vendrait 1,6 million de MacBook Air chaque trimestre de 2012 (ce qui équivaut à un chiffre d’affaire de plus de 7 milliards de dollars). Son prix varie entre 950 et 1500 euros ce qui, pour l’analyste Mark Moskowitz, reste compétitif face aux machines des concurrents vendues aux alentours de 800 à 1000 euros. En dessous de ça, Apple pourrait rencontrer des difficultés mais les prix ne devraient pas baisser pour l’année 2012 (sauf si AMD, et ses prochains “Ultrathin”, parvient à casser les prix). 2012 sera apparement l’année d’Apple, encore une fois, sur le secteur des ultrabooks. Le géant profitera certainement de son avance sur la concurrence pour innover et se positionner plus amplement sur de nouveaux marchés comme la Chine, où au troisième trimestre, les ventes de MacBook Air ont progressé de 339% sur un an…rien que ça !Le 16 décembre 2011 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Brock Lesnars opponent set for 103 WWE Network special

first_img Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Videos Articles Twitter Google+ WWE 205 Live Results – 9/10/19 (Kushida debuts, 6-man tag team main event match) Pinterest Videos Articles Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles The official website for Madison Square Garden has revealed that Brock Lesnar’s opponent for the upcoming 10/3 WWE Network special event will be the Big Show.The scheduled card also features John Cena vs. Seth Rollins, Randy Orton vs. Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev, Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens and appearances by The Dudley Boyz, Mark Henry, Stardust, The New Day, Team Bella and more.Source: TheGarden.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The BarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:55 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook John Cena Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Erick Rowan Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter wins and loses WWE 24/7 Title before RAW started Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sundaylast_img read more

Mary Houde Named Special Education Director For Burlington Public Schools

first_imgBURLINGTON, MA — Mary Houde spent nearly 20 years working in the Wilmington Public Schools and two more in Amesbury, but when she saw Burlington was looking for its next special education director, she saw it as an opportunity she had to go for.“I was drawn to Burlington because I know that this is a great school district,” she said. “I’m thrilled with the opportunity to work with a great staff and strong leadership team.”Superintendent Eric Conti announced this week that Ms. Houde has been chosen from a deep and talented pool of candidates to lead the school system’s special education department in the coming years.“We’re excited to have someone with Mary’s expertise and experience and commitment to kids on our team,” Dr. Conti said. “We’re fortunate to have had a deep applicant pool.”Ms. Houde spent twenty years working in the Wilmington Public Schools as teaching assistant, alternative education teacher, curriculum team leader for special education, and as the school system’s administrator of special education before joining the Amesbury Public Schools as the director of student services.“The best part of working in special education is working as part of a team to help a child with a disability achieve all that they can,” she said. “I love creating options that support the needs of all students and specifically hone in on the needs of some individuals in order to expand their strengths and support areas of difficulty.”Ms. Houde, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Framingham State College, has a master’s degree in Special Education from Gordon College. She earned her certificate in advanced graduate studies in educational leadership from Fitchburg State College.“My favorite part of the work is trying to think outside of the box and truly specialize what we do for the students as individuals,” she said.A former colleague, in a letter of reference regarding Ms. Houde, lauded her talent, knowledge, and skill. “Mary is a hands on leader who reaches out to every student and parent to make them feel important, special, and valued. She embodies a number of qualities that make her the quintessential educator and leader that she is.”Mary Houde(NOTE: The above press release is from Burlington Public Schools.)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… RelatedNEW ROLES FOR 3 FAMILIAR EDUCATORS: Shelia Burke, Leanne Ebert & Kevin Welch Named To Leadership PositionsIn “Education”School Committee Approves New Special Education Coordinator PositionIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Boutwell Director Jen Mahon Appointed New Director of Student ServicesIn “Education”last_img read more

Kickstart Your Morning With This Coffee Butter

first_imgStay on target How AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Uses American History to Delive…33 Killed in Suspected Arson Attack on Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan Most people already drink plenty of coffee with their breakfast in some form or fashion. For some, coffee is all that’s on tap for breakfast since that’s all they have time for. If only there were some mixture of the two that you could take in on the go. Japan does it again, this time with a new product in the works called coffee butter, a spread that’s flavored like coffee that you can slather all over your toast, bread, pancakes, waffles and other breakfast items.The product is called Snow Brand Coffee Soft, with “soft” being a name given to Japanese spreads that resemble butter, and it’s launching on March 1 in celebration of the 55th anniversary of Megmilk Snow Brand’s coffee drink. Megmilk Snow Brand is one of Japan’s largest dairy companies, and as such the coffee butter will feature the same flavor as its coffee drink, one of the most popular in the entirety of Japan. It’s a cold coffee drink, and though I’ve never had it I assume it probably tastes similar to something like a Starbucks coffee drink you can get in the glass bottles or a similar branded coffee product.AdChoices广告The butter sounds like a delicious alternative to grabbing a coffee on the way to work and is said to have “sweet and mellow milky undertones,” so it probably won’t be a huge smack of coffee right in your face or anything, and it will be relatively cheap at 230 yen a pack. So if you’re in Japan and needing a hit of caffeine with your breakfast, you might want to pick some of this up and revel in its delicious caffeinated coffee taste. Then make sure you send your friends at Geek a box because that’s the right thing to do. We’re friends, right?last_img read more

Lamborghini MIT Building Super Sports Car of the Future

first_img U.S. Army To Test Remote-Controlled Combat VehiclesDomino’s Brings Autonomous Pizza Delivery to Houston Stay on target Meet the super sports car of the future: Lamborghini of the Terzo Millennio.The “third millennium” electric vehicle, unveiled today, fuses cutting-edge technology with classic Lamborghini visuals, performance, and “the visceral emotion” of the luxury Italian brand.The concept car—a collaborative effort with two MIT labs—aims to address “the future of the super sports car” in five dimensions: energy storage systems, innovative materials, propulsion system, visionary design, and emotion.AdChoices广告The first two were met with the help of the Dinca Research Lab (headed by MIT Department of Chemistry lead Mircea Dinca) and the Mechanosynthesis Group (run by John Hart of the Department of Mechanical Engineering).One year after inking a partnership deal, Lamborghini and the MIT-Italy Program celebrate the first steps in an ongoing project “that intends to write an important page in the future of super sports cars,” Lambo CEO Stefano Domenicali said in a statement.The concept car is a collaborative effort between Lambo and MIT (via Lamborghini)Moving on from low-voltage supercapacitors, the manufacturer is working with Dinca and his team to close the gap on conventional batteries’ energy density, while preserving the high power, symmetrical behavior, and extended lifecycle of existing technology.“The new Lamborghini collaboration allows us to be ambitious and think outside the box in designing new materials that answer energy storage challenges for the demands of an electric sport vehicle,” Dinca said.But to support this “revolution” in energy storage systems, materials must change, too. Lamborghini enlisted MIT’s Mechanosynthesis Group to find new ways of making carbon fiber materials for the Terzo Millennio main body.“Collaborating with MIT for our R&D department is an exceptional opportunity to do what Lamborghini has always been very good at: rewriting the rules on super sports cars,” according to Domenicali.Perhaps most intriguing, though, is the ability to “self-heal”: The next-gen vehicle will conduct its own health checks, looking for and fixing cracks and small damages before they spread.Other visionary elements include an electric engine integrated into all four wheels and a virtual cockpit with the Piloted Driving simulation (which sounds more like a video game than a high-concept function).“We are inspired by embracing what is impossible today to craft the realities of tomorrow: Lamborghini must always create the dreams of the next generation,” Domenicali said.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

SecondMarket CEO Wall Street Will Put Hundreds of Millions Into Bitcoin

first_imgDecember 11, 2013 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free Wall Street is getting ready to dive into Bitcoin, pouring vast amounts of institutional and investor money into the digital currency that has been labeled a “bubble” by former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan and which not long ago was seen as the sole preserve of crypto-geeks, monetary-theory wonks and anti-government types.So says Barry Silbert, founder and chief executive of SecondMarket, the online platform that allows its users to trade private company stocks. “We’re three to six months away from Wall Street dollars moving into Bitcoin in a big way,” he says.Silbert should know: Earlier this fall, he launched the Bitcoin Investment Trust, the first investment vehicle allowing institutional investors to put money into the Bitcoin market while avoiding the hassle of personally holding the currency. The trust is open only to accredited investors, and the minimum investment is $25,000.Speaking on Tuesday night at a private dinner for Bitcoin cognoscenti in New York, Silbert said he was astonished by the BIT’s performance. “We launched six weeks ago and we’re up to $70 million. That blows my mind. We were hoping to get to $10 million by the end of the year.”The value of the BIT derives entirely from the price of Bitcoin; it has benefited in recent weeks as Bitcoin soared north of $1,200. Because of a recent dip, the net assets of the trust now stand at about $63 million, which means it is holding that dollar value in bitcoins.Related: SecondMarket Establishes New Bitcoin Trust for Accredited InvestorsSilbert says he meets frequently with hedge fund workers, traders at large financial institutions and others who want to gain a better understanding of digital currencies and figure out how to capitalize on them. He reckons that Wall Street will enter the Bitcoin market in roughly three waves. The first is already beginning, and it’s taking the form of IRA money. Customers with self-directed IRAs at Fidelity, Pensco Trust Company, The Entrust Group and Millenium Trust Company are now able to invest some of their money in Bitcoin via the BIT. Silbert expects most other IRAs to approve the BIT as an investment vehicle before the second quarter of next year, in response to growing interest from their customers.Also in this first wave will be clients of the wealth-management arms of Wall Street banks. Silbert says the BIT is in conversations with “several major banks” and he expects the trust to be an approved product on their wealth-management platforms within the first half of 2014.The second wave will be hedge funds and other institutional investors. “The principals that work at all those firms are starting to invest personally in the BIT,” Silbert says. Anecdotally, he adds, it’s clear they are investing in the Bitcoin market through other platforms as well. With traders, portfolio managers and executives all gaining interest, it appears to be only a matter of time before their firms follow suit and take a position in the digital currency.The third wave will be Wall Street banks themselves, motivated purely by profit, says Silbert. “These banks already have large teams trading dollars and euros and yen and gold. Ultimately, Bitcoin is no different than those” as far as forex and commodities traders are concerned, he says. And indeed, currency strategists at Bank of America issued a note to clients last Thursday talking up Bitcoin’s potential and analyzing its fair market value.While most institutional investors are keeping mum on Bitcoin for the time being, the head of one firm has been outspoken about his faith in the cryptocurrency. Michael Novogratz, the co-chief investment officer of macro funds at Fortress, plumped for Bitcoin at a conference held in New York on Oct. 24. He recommended that investors “put a little money in Bitcoin,” saying its value would appreciate significantly over the next few years.At the time, the price of a single bitcoin was less than $200 on most exchanges. “I have a nice little Bitcoin position,” Novogratz said at the conference. “Enough that I’m smiling that it doubled.” One can imagine how that smile must have widened in the weeks since.But it’s hard to say where the price will be a month or six months from now. Although right now Silbert is happy to see Bitcoin performing above his expectations, in the near term “the price volatility is only going to get worse,” he says. “We haven’t seen anything yet.”He added, “Once Wall Street starts putting money into Bitcoin — we’re talking about hundreds of millions, billions of dollars moving in — it’s going to have a pretty dramatic effect on the price.”Related: Bitcoin Gets Slammed by China as BofA Touts Its Potentiallast_img read more

Siemens Healthineers Debuts RT Pro Edition for Magnetom Sola

first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more center_img News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 At the 60th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Oct. 21-24 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Siemens Healthineers unveiled the Magnetom RT Pro edition for Magnetom Sola – a version of the company’s new 1.5 Tesla (1.5T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner that is designed for assistance in radiation therapy (RT) treatment planning. In addition to BioMatrix technology, which addresses patients’ anatomical and physiological differences to overcome unwanted exam variability, the new scanner includes hardware and software that supports optimal treatment planning.The Magnetom RT Pro edition for Magnetom Sola has an all-new magnet as well as a system architecture designed for extremely high performance and long-term stability. The RT Dot engine predefines RT strategies, automatically corrects for image distortion to improve spatial integrity, and automatically reconstructs axial images to enable direct processing of all data in RT planning software. It also offers an interface with RT positioning lasers to support accurate patient positioning.The scanner’s new, dedicated RT post-planning software, RT Image Suite, permits the calculation of synthetic computed tomography (CT) images derived from MR images. These synthetic CT images provide essential information for patients with brain and prostate tumors that typically had been acquired with CT, eliminating the need for patients to lie on the treatment bed for two separate imaging sessions. RT Image Suite is also new to the RT Pro Edition for Magnetom Vida, the 3T scanner for assistance in RT planning that debuted at ASTRO 2017.Additionally, Resolve software reduces distortions associated with MR diffusion imaging by a factor of three, enabling the use of these images in the dose planning process for the linear accelerator.“With the introduction of the Magnetom RT Pro edition for Magnetom Sola, Siemens Healthineers once again raises the bar in the development of MRI scanners for assistance in radiation therapy planning, with features such as RT Image Suite that expand precision medicine and improve the overall patient experience,” said Hanno Dotzel, Vice President of Radiation Oncology at Siemens Healthineers North America.For more information: www.usa.healthcare.siemens.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 18, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Debuts RT Pro Edition for Magnetom Sola New 1.5T MRI scanner has intuitive, dedicated RT workflows and enables consistent scanning in treatment position Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al.last_img read more

State of Go February 2019 – Golang developments report for this month

first_imgThis Saturday, the Golang team released the State of Go February 2019 outlining the developments in the programming language and showing its current state. Since Golang 1.11, changes have been made to the standard library, tooling, and the community. Changes in the standard library html/template The behavior when an interface is typed to an implicit escaper function is changed. It was previously and is now ignored. Changes under bufio, NewReader The UnreadRune and UnreadByte methods from Reader will return an error if they are called after Peek. new ReplaceAll function There is a new ReplaceAll function where the value passed can be bytes or strings. Changes under builtin: maps printed sorted To print a map sorted by keys, developers can just print the map. However, note that iteration will be done randomly. TLS 1.3 Using TLS 1.3 in Go helps by causing one fewer round trip, securing only cipher suites, and provides support in all major browsers. Tooling changes The following commands now work: go run pkg go run dir Functions can now be run in the debugger. The godoc CLI is now deprecated. The go vet tool is deprecated in Go 1.12. It detects wrapped fmt.Printf errors. modules modules is an alternative to GOPATH. It has integrated versioning and package distribution. runtime/trace Now there are custom events to runtime traces. webassembly Go can now compile to WebAssembly (wasm files) Ports You need Go 1.11 and later for OpenBSD 6.4 arm64 runtime is now faster Windows/arm now has support for Raspberry Pi3 These were a select few important updates from the presentation, for more details you can view The State of Go: Feb 2019. Read next The Golang team has started working on Go 2 proposals Golang just celebrated its ninth anniversary GoCity: Turn your Golang program into a 3D citylast_img read more

US or China Clinton says Australia neednt choose

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Associated PressADELAIDE, Australia (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured Australians they do not have to choose between the United States, their most important security ally, and China, their primary trading partner, as she ended a visit to the important Pacific ally Thursday.Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta were attending an annual security summit with their Australian counterparts, Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Defense Minister Stephen Smith, aimed at deepening military links as the United States shifts its might to the Asia-Pacific. She said the security and economic relations between the two countries were both indispensable and must be developed.“This economic relationship is just as vital to both of our nations’ continued strength as our defense partnership because in today’s world, power is increasingly measured and exercised in economic terms,” she said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories center_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day “The Pacific is big enough for all of us,” she added.Clinton made one of the longest journeys of her four years as secretary of state to fly for a jading 31 hours from the United States to the Australian west coast city of Perth to attend the security summit on Wednesday.The summit agreed that Australia will host two U.S. space surveillance systems and to expand the number of U.S. Marines rotating through an Australian training hub from 200 this year to 1,100 by 2014. Up to 2,500 Marines will eventually use the facility.The U.S. military also plans to make greater use of Australia’s Indian Ocean naval base and northern warplane bombing ranges under agreements announced by President Barack Obama a year ago that have riled China.Carr noted that the agreement reached on Wednesday included “no language of containment,” in a reference to accusation that the United States plans to contain China’s growth.Speaking at a shipyard where U.S. contractors are involved in the $8 billion construction of three destroyers for the Australian navy, Clinton emphasized the economic spin-offs for both countries from the U.S.-Australian alliance.She said the United States was Australia’s third-largest trading partner after China and Japan and two-way trade was increasing. The United States was also the biggest investor in Australia with direct investments totaling $136 billion. She used her final speech in Australia in the city of Adelaide, the heartland of Australia’s military manufacturing industry, to reject criticisms that Australia’s enhanced ties with the United States would come at the cost of its burgeoning relationship with China.“I know there are some who present a false choice: That Australia needs to choose between its longstanding ties to the United States and its emerging links with China,” Clinton said.“Well, that kind of zero-sum thinking only leads to negative-sum results,” she added.Clinton’s comments followed a speech on Wednesday by former prime minister Paul Keating, a hero of the ruling Labor Party, in which he said Australia’s “former sphere of influence is diminishing.”Keating blamed a lack of foreign policy independence, arguing that Australia had “rolled backed into an easy accommodation with the foreign policy objectives of the United States.”Speaking hours before China’s new leadership was announced in Beijing, Clinton said the United States supported Australia’s foreign policy objectives in the Asia-Pacific region.“We support Australia having strong multifaceted ties with every nation in the Asia-Pacific, indeed in the world, including China, just as we seek the same,” she said. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more