Frontline Bullish on Tanker Rates despite Q2 Loss

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Market woes stemming from weak freight rates have pushed oil tanker shipping company Frontline into a loss of USD 22.9 million in the second quarter of 2018.Frontline said that the average spot time charter rates for the three months ended June 30, 2018 were USD 17,000 for ECO VLCCs and USD 13,200 for VLCCs younger than 15 years.Nevertheless, Robert Hvide Macleod, Chief Executive Officer of Frontline Management AS, believes better days are ahead for tanker rates.“The factors supporting our expectation include continued scrapping ahead of 2020 offsetting new deliveries and increased demand for seaborne trade as a result of expected growth in both US exports and OPEC production of crude oil.  Additionally, crude oil demand remains strong, and the end of the inventory draw cycle seems increasingly inevitable,” he said.The global crude oil tanker fleet was expected to grow by 8.3 pct in 2018, with 57 VLCCs scheduled for delivery. However, only 24 have been delivered so far, and it is likely that some deliveries will be delayed into 2019, Frontline said in its market outlook comment.On the other hand, 25 VLCCs have been scrapped so far and an additional 14 VLCCs have been sold for near-term scrapping. The company believes that weak freight market and high scrapping prices will continue to entice owners to continue scrapping older vessels.Taking into account that 20 percent of the existing VLCC fleet is over 15 years of age, which are likely candidates for scrapping, the fact that the current VLCC orderbook equals approximately 15.8 pct of the global VLCC fleet, is not worrying, the shipping company estimates.“If the pace of scrapping continues, we estimate that the global VLCC fleet will see negative growth in 2018. (…) As we have stated previously, older vessels are less desirable to charterers and earn a discount compared to newer, more fuel-efficient vessels,” Frontline said.In preparation for the new regulation coming into force in 2020, Frontline announced in June that it had inked a deal to acquire a 20 pct ownership interest in FMSI, a scrubber manufacturer. The move secures Frontline the capacity to source a large volume of scrubbers.“We will continue to look for the right investment opportunities to further position the company for the expected recovery,” Macleod added.last_img read more

Kompany blames football authorities for racism outburst

first_imgLondon: Former Manchester City captain and Belgian defender Vincent Kompany feels that football organisations and authorities are the real problem when it comes to racism which is a constant menace in the sport. Speaking in the wake of fellow Belgian Romelu Lukaku being subjected to monkey chants during his club Inter Milan’s Series A match against Cagliari on Sunday, Kompany told Sky Sports News: “Romelu is a victim of something disgraceful, not just in football, but also in society.” Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”It goes back to who is expected to make a decision on these issues, and it’s in these organisations that the problems lie.”The real racism lies in the fact that none of these institutions have representatives that can actually understand what Romelu is going through. “You are dealing with a crowd of people and decision-makers who are telling him how he should think and feel, when you have no decision-makers who are remotely in touch with what he has experienced in his life. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”That’s the real issue — if you go through the boards at UEFA or FIFA, the Italian League or the English League, there is a real lack of diversity. If you don’t have diversity in places of power like boardrooms, then you can’t have the right decisions in terms of sanctions — it’s as simple as that,” Kompany said. Lukaku, who moved from Manchester United to Inter Milan this season, netted the winner from the spot in a 2-1 victory over Cagliari on Sunday, but the game was marred by monkey chants. A statement from Inter fan group Curva Nord later said “Italian fans are not racist” and that the abuse was “gamesmanship”, as reported by BBC. “We are sorry you thought what happened in Cagliari was racist,” it added.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Jamar Roberts’ ‘Members Don’t Get Weary’. (PAUL KOLNIK) Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Iconic American choreographer Alvin Ailey founded his now world-travelled dance company in 1958.It was a turbulent period in his nation’s history. African-Americans were waging a long, hard campaign for civil rights. In celebrating the Black experience through dance, Ailey offered an affirmation of his community’s rightful place in American society and a powerful beacon of hope.By the time of Ailey’s death in 1989 the struggle for equality was far from over, but the broad condition of African-American society had notably improved. Some of the company’s early works began to assume the character of historical artifacts rather than relevant responses to contemporary reality.last_img read more

Marrying a Moroccan: When the Fairytale Flops

Rabat – Ever since my first high school prom in 2014, I knew I would not fare well in situations that required me to dress up, get my hair and makeup done, take pictures, dance, and socialize.  I remember crying in my bedroom that brisk spring afternoon while my date for the dance waited downstairs, making awkward small talk with my mom and step-dad. I stared at my 16-year-old self in the mirror, hating what I saw. I looked like I hadn’t put any effort into my appearance, but I was too insecure to make any noticeable changes with my hair or makeup. I dreaded going to the group photoshoot at my friend’s house, knowing that I would hate every single picture of myself. “My wedding is going to be a nightmare,” I declared on May 2, 2014. Disclaimer Despite how I might describe it, my Moroccan wedding ceremony was not the worst experience of my life. Not by any means. It was, however, one of the most uncomfortable experiences of my life thus far. And that’s not because it was colored by a different religion or culture than my own. It was because I had absolutely no idea what was going on.I can blame myself and my linguistic deficiencies. But I can also blame my wonderful husband, Amine, who did not adequately prepare me for this day. Read Also: Mixed Marriages in Morocco: Everything You Need to KnowWhen we first began discussing marriage, Amine and I agreed that we wanted a winter wedding. We both get hot easily, and we both hate sweating. Well, sometimes things just don’t go as planned.The dog days of AugustSo here we were, on the day of our wedding ceremony, which had been planned by his parents just a few days prior. It was August 30, 2019. The hottest day of the summer. Look it up, I’m not kidding.We were supposed to have a “small” ceremony at his parents’ apartment in Temara, a suburb of Rabat. I was expecting to see his parents, his brother, a couple of cousins, and a few aunts—15 people at most. After climbing four flights of stairs, sweating buckets, I approached the door to the apartment. The door was open, but there was barely any noise coming from inside. Imagine my surprise when I walked in, glanced to the right, and saw about 20 women sitting in silence.   I smiled awkwardly, and they stared back. I gave a little wave, and they did their high-pitched ululations. The first of many more to come. “Am I supposed to know these women?” I whispered to my husband, as I didn’t recognize any of them.“No,” he replied simply. He then ushered me into a bedroom, where I found my Aunt Saida and her two sons, my Aunt Bouchra and her two sons, and my brother-in-law. After greeting everyone, all I could do was stand there and smile while Amine interacted with his family. When it was about time to eat, I learned that there were another 20 guests, all men, waiting for my husband in a neighbor’s apartment downstairs. Apparently, a “small” Moroccan gathering includes 50 plus people. Who knew?I was on my own for the next 45 minutes, though it felt like hours. I sat at one of the round tables and smiled at the women who were already there, trying to figure out if I knew any of them. I didn’t. I was dripping sweat and fanning myself profusely—so profusely that the fan actually broke, and I needed to borrow another from one of my aunts.  The food was delicious, although I struggled to eat with my hands and made a mess. Nothing new there. After finishing the meal, I stared at the door, pining for my husband. I was relieved when he finally arrived and we sat together in another room with his best friend, brother, and cousins.My brother-in-law, Aymane, put on some traditional music and started to dance. Some of my aunts and cousins joined him. It was lovely until they insisted Amine and I dance, too. I am a very bad dancer, and so is my husband. I won’t go into detail. Just know we did our best. My husband dancing with guests.Photo Credit: Morgan Hekking/MWN Now what?The woman who was supposed to do everyone’s henna, who I will henceforth refer to as “the henna lady,” was more than an hour late. After my mother-in-law ripped her a new one over the phone, she finally showed up, which meant it was time to put on my kaftan. The henna lady and my two aunts escorted me into a bedroom and told me to undress. They helped me put on the garment, which was a beautiful jade green color with gold details, but I felt sad that I didn’t have a say in choosing it. Even though it was huge, they remarked that it fit me perfectly.The instant I looked at myself in the mirror, I began having flashbacks to my high school prom. I had already sweat nearly all of my makeup off, and my hair had gone flat. My aunts tried to give my hair a half-up, half-down type of look. It didn’t work, and I ended up leaving my hair as it was. Just like my first prom, I looked like I didn’t put any effort into my appearance. Stumbling around in my giant sparkly frock, I felt like a little girl playing dress-up.     The bedroom door opened and I was greeted by a blur of ululations and loud music. I smiled and waved to the 30 people who faced me. Now what? I looked back at my aunts, hoping for some instruction. All they offered was ululations. Perhaps they thought I knew what to do next. I didn’t. Nervous thoughts swirled around in my head. Where am I supposed to go? Should I just stand here? Do they want me to dance? Are we doing something? Why didn’t Amine tell me what to do?I cautiously walked down the aisle of trilling women until I entered another room. I looked back for assistance, and the henna lady pointed to a couch that had been adorned with a blanket and pillows that resembled my kaftan. Fair enough. I shuffled over and sat down, and the guests filled in the couches around me. My husband finally joined me, and I felt relieved again. But the embarrassment didn’t stop here. The henna lady did my henna, which was great, except I could no longer move my hair out of my face, adjust my kaftan, or wipe the sweat off my face. Did I mention how hot it was that day? There was also some confusion regarding where I was supposed to get henna, since I couldn’t communicate with the henna lady and my husband was too distracted to translate for me. I’m sure I offended her when I said I didn’t want it on the palms of my hands or on my feet. In my defense, I didn’t know what was expected of me. I did end up getting henna on my feet, so everyone got a good look at—and pictures of—my weird-looking, un-pedicured toes.   Getting henna’d. Photo Credit: Morgan Hekking/MWNSmile, you’re married!I spent the next two hours sitting on that couch and smiling for pictures. Oh, and sweating. This was probably the worst part of the entire experience. I didn’t feel beautiful, I couldn’t fix my unstyled hair, I was stiff from having my henna’d feet elevated, and I didn’t understand the instructions people were giving me for poses. To be honest, I really don’t care that the ceremony was uncomfortable for me or that none of my family were present. Everyone else had a good time, and I think that’s more important. If anything, it’s a funny story to tell. What I do care about, though, is those damn pictures and how underwhelming I look in them. I’m a bride, for goodness sake! I should look like a princess, not a child performing in a school play.  Your wedding pictures are supposed to help you remember one of the most important and happiest days of your life. As much as it hurts to say, I absolutely hate mine.I didn’t know what was happening here, either. Photo Credit: Morgan Hekking/MWN I don’t want to show my future children my wedding photos. I’m even reluctant to show them to my family and friends. I posted one on Instagram, but I feel embarrassed every time I look at it. I want to reflect on my wedding and smile. Instead, I think about it and cringe. Are there bigger problems in the world? Yes. Do I have more important things to care about? Absolutely. Are my wedding pictures really that bad? Probably not. But am I allowed to be sad that I hate them? Yes, and I will not be told otherwise.What really mattersDespite my frustration and embarrassment, I do not resent anyone for my flop of a wedding. My personal regrets are no one’s responsibility but my own. Sure, I would have appreciated having a say in the dress, the date, or the guest list, but ultimately my fairytale experience was ruined by my own unpreparedness and insecurities.But I have to remind myself that disappointing pictures are not the end of the world. They can be redone.  Wedding photos, no matter how special they are, will never be able to capture the love I feel from my husband and his family. The memories I make with them will always be more valuable than my memories of the ceremony, and I am eternally grateful for this truth. As my father-in-law would say, “Alhamdulillah.”Photo Credit: Morgan Hekking/MWNRead also: A Moroccan Wedding: Fairy Tales Do Come True read more

UN human rights chief appeals to donors to help support victims of

The United Nations human rights chief today called on donors to support the fund that provides financial assistance to groups providing psychological, medical and social assistance to thousands of torture survivors and their families worldwide. The UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture provides assistance to over 300 projects in more than 65 countries in Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. However, a funding shortfall has forced it to reduce support to many programmes, including legal aid initiatives that are crucial to fighting impunity and bringing perpetrators to justice.“Member States that have not yet contributed to the Fund should reconsider their position and donate generously so that more and more victims could benefit from its work,” High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said at the opening of an exhibit of artwork created by victims of torture as part of their rehabilitation process, to mark the Fund’s 30th anniversary. Contributions to the Fund rose to $11.6 million in 2008, but donations by UN Member States have been dwindling over the past two years to just over $9 million last year, according to Mercedes Doretti, the head of the Fund’s Board of Trustees.“The funding shortfall has forced the Board to cut by 10 to 20 per cent the grants awarded this year to more than 300 projects in more than 65 countries,” said Ms. Doretti, who joined the High Commissioner at the exhibition opening. Ms. Pillay noted that beneficiaries of the Fund’s support are victims of both physical and psychological torture, ranging from severe beatings, sexual violations and mock executions to continuous threats, sleep deprivation and been forced to face the torture of loved ones.“Every project funded is unique,” said Ms. Pillay, who recently visited one of the schemes supported by the Fund in Africa: the VIVRE CAPREC rehabilitation centre for victims of violence in Thiès, Senegal. The centre has helped more than 1,000 victims from 17 countries across the African continent during the last 10 years.The Fund, created in 1981 to help ease the physical and psychological effects of torture on victims and their families, celebrated its 30th anniversary on 26 June, which is also observed annually as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.To mark the Fund’s anniversary, the UN headquarters in Geneva is housing, from 27 to 30 June, an exhibition of paintings, pictures, sculptures and other types of artistic expression created by victims of torture as part of their rehabilitation process. 28 June 2011The United Nations human rights chief today called on donors to support the fund that provides financial assistance to groups providing psychological, medical and social assistance to thousands of torture survivors and their families worldwide. read more

New housing prices rose 01 in March StatsCan says

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says its price index for new houses rose 0.1% in March, after a 0.2% increase in February.The agency says month-over-month gains in the index have ranged from 0.1% to 0.3% for the last 12 months.For the second month in a row, the largest monthly advance occurred in Regina, where prices were up 0.7%.However, Calgary, where prices were up 0.3%, was the top overall contributor to the March advance.Prices also rose in Saskatoon, Windsor, Winnipeg, Hamilton and the combined metropolitan area of Toronto and Oshawa.In March, prices decreased 0.2% in Vancouver and were unchanged in nine of the 21 metropolitan regions surveyed.Canadian Press read more

US appeals court keeps lawsuit alive over Facebook parody

CINCINNATI — A federal appeals court has kept alive a man’s lawsuit against a suburban Cleveland city and police over a fake Facebook page that led to his arrest.A three-judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel agreed Monday with U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s ruling that the lawsuit can proceed.Anthony Novak sued the city of Parma and police officers seeking compensation and legal fees after his acquittal of a felony count of disrupting public services. He had created a Facebook page in 2016 that resembled the Parma police department’s page.Judge Amul (AH’-mool) Thapar (thuh-PAHR’) wrote that the case is about whether Novak’s page was “a protected parody in the great American tradition of ridiculing the government.”The court dismissed some claims, and didn’t rule on municipal liability.The Associated Press read more

MVP rugby player crosses the Convocation stage

Brock Badgers men’s rugby player Jeremy Brownridge excelled in the field and in the classroom all five years at Brock University. On Tuesday, he walked across the stage at the 2017 Brock University Spring Convocation ceremony and received his second degree at Brock, this time in Education.“Brock has been a home away from home with a small town feeling because of being surrounded by great coaches, teammates and school atmosphere,” said Brownridge, who is from Sunderland.On the rugby pitch, the two-time team captain helped lead the Badgers to a .500 regular season record during his playing career, which was highlighted by an OUA bronze medal finish in 2014 when the Badgers knocked off divisional rival McMaster Marauders in front of a capacity crowd at home. Brock men’s rugby player Jeremy Brownridge“From training, to various games to social school events, it has been a pleasure to wear the Badger on my chest knowing that there is a whole community backing me,” said Brownridge. He was recognized as an OUA All-Star in both 2015 and 2016. He was also named the Brock men’s rugby MVP in 2015.In the classroom, Brownridge was a five-time OUA All-Academic graduating with an honours degree in Education.To end his university career, Brownridge was recognized at the 2017 Brock Sports Annual Awards Dinner where he took home three major awards.Brownridge received the R.M. Davis Surgite Award which is awarded to the student-athlete that has excelled in the classroom throughout their university careers. This past year he held a 91 per cent average in his academic studies. He also received the Dallas Beaton Award for her dedication towards academics, athletics and the community and was the recipient of the David S. Howes Spirit of Brock Athletics Award, which is presented to students who best embody the spirit of Sir Isaac Brock: leadership, courage, innovation, inspiration and community service. read more

Football Ohio State ranked No 2 in AP preseason poll

In the second major preseason poll released this year, the Associated Press ranked Ohio State second, behind Alabama. The rest of the top five consists of Florida State, USC and Clemson. The Buckeyes received three first-place votes.On Aug. 3, the Buckeyes were ranked second in the Amway Coaches Poll with Alabama being the only team ranked higher.Ohio State was ranked sixth in last year’s preseason AP poll, receiving just one first-place vote behind Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, Florida State and LSU. The Buckeyes will face a top-10 opponent in their home opener on Sept. 9 when they host No. 7 Oklahoma. During the season, they will also host No. 6 Penn State on Oct. 28 and travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to play the No. 11 Wolverines on Nov. 25.The only other ranked Big Ten team is Wisconsin. The Badgers enter the year as the No. 9 team in college football. The Buckeyes’ first opportunity to defend their No. 2 ranking is when they travel to Bloomington, Indiana, on Aug. 31 to take on the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. The AP Poll:Alabama (52)Ohio State (3)Florida State (4)USC (2)ClemsonPenn StateOklahomaWashingtonWisconsinOklahoma StateMichiganAuburnLSUStanfordGeorgiaLouisvilleFloridaMiami (FL)South FloridaKansas StateVirginia TechWest VirginiaTexasWashington StateTennessee read more

PPD Zagreb routine win over Besiktas

8. Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu9108238:300(-62)2 4. THW Kiel8404236:224(12)8 6. Orlen Wisla Plock9315252:263(-11)7 7. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko8107212:234(-22)2 5. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …9405234:238(-4)8 BESIKTAS MOGAZRK PPD ZagrebVelux EHF Champions League 1. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…8701263:229(34)14 2. SG Flensburg-Handewitt9702268:237(31)14 RK PPD Zagreb beat Turkish Besiktas MOGAZ 32:26 (14:11) in the second match of VELUX EHF Champions League Group A. Croatian champions almost booked their place with this win even with serious problems with the roster without injured Stepancic, Sandrk, Susnja and some other guys.PPD Zagreb: Stevanović, Ivić (17 saves); Mihić, Sabljić 3, Vujić 9, Kontrec 2, Šebetić 4, Marković 3, Raković 1, Horvat 5, J. Valčić 2, T. Valčić 1, Obranović, Vukić 1, KovačevićBešiktaš : Cebi, Demir, Kočić ( 10 saves); Mercan, Caliskan 1, Arifoglu 4, Pribak 4, Guney, Boyar, Demirezen, Ozbahar 4, Dačević 3, Ninčević 2, Coban, Đukić 7, Done 1SG Flensburg beat Orlen Wisla Plock 27:25…STANDINGS: 3. MVM Veszprém8611229:207(22)13 ← Previous Story Lions take revenge on Kristianstad Next Story → EHF CL: Porto lost TOP 16 train in Russia? read more

Ukrainian Crocodile Eats Cell Phone

first_imgTo all of those who have ever had a cell phone slip out of a pocket into a toilet or a bathtub or a sink, I say, take solace in the fact that it could have been worse–the thing could have been eaten by a prehistoric reptile. Gena, a crocodile in a Ukrainian aquarium, chomped down on a Nokia handset after a woman dropped in into a tank while attempting to take a picture.The woman reported the incident to aquarium workers, but no one actually believed her story–not until the African crocodile started ringing. After the discovery, everyone naturally started comparing the whole thing to the alarm clock-swallowing crocodile in Peter Pan. Gena, however, has lost his appetite, refusing to eat anything in the month since he swallowed the phone, despite his keepers attempts to get him to eat a live quail injected with a laxative.Gena’s really not doing that well. “He moves very little and swims much less than he used to,” a staff member told the press. Staff members are considering surgery as a last resort.last_img read more

Man arrested over shots fired in HutchKinahan feud

first_img GARDAÍ AT Bridewell station have arrested a man in his 3os in relation to a shooting incident on Dublin’s north side last September.On the afternoon of 2 September 2016, a number of shots were fired at a house in Drumalee Park, just off the North Circular Road in Dublin 7.A man was said to have been approached by another man carrying a gun. The first man fled into his back garden and into a house, when a number of shots were fired.He was uninjured, and the man who had fired the gun fled the scene in a car.A burning car was recovered a short time later at Regal Park, just off Blackhorse Avenue, around 1km away.It is believed that the home is owned by an acquaintance of the Hutch family.An unarmed garda was just 100 metres away at the time of the shooting.The man in his 30s is currently being detained at Bridewell Garda Station.Investigations are ongoing.Read: Death of 90-year-old man being treated as suspiciousRead: Man in his 40s dies in Galway road accident Short URL Image: Google Maps 5 Comments 18,286 Views Monday 27 Feb 2017, 1:21 PM Drumalee Park Image: Google Mapscenter_img Drumalee Park Share3 Tweet Email Man arrested over shots fired in Hutch-Kinahan feud On 2 September 2016, a number of shots were fired into a home at Drumalee Park, Dublin 7. Feb 27th 2017, 1:21 PM By Sean Murray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

WWEShopcom sets records on Thanksgiving weekend

first_imgFacebook Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Jon Moxley Joins AEW Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Pinterest Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img WhatsApp Dean Ambrose Jon Moxley: AEW Was Bigger Than WWE Title Impact Wrestling announces move to AXS TV following Bound for Glory on October 20 WWE sent in the following press release: WWE Announces Record-Setting Thanksgiving Weekend Sales on WWEShop.comOn Black Friday, WWE recorded its single biggest online sales day ever, drawing a 44% increase in sales on compared to last year’s record-setting day. WWE also broke records on Cyber Monday, with sales +32% year-over-year, making it the No 2. best-selling day on’s five-day holiday weekend saw sales +39% year-over-year.WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose “Unstable” Hoodie Sweatshirt was the hottest seller, and the WWE Monopoly Board Game came in at No. 2.Mobile traffic was +80% year-over-year and accounted for 61% of overall traffic to videosPowered by AnyClipJon Moxley Joins AEWVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:33 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 list Cesaro Jon Moxley To Go To NJPW WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next Videos Articleslast_img read more

Associations Adopting Digital Social Networking

first_imgMaking the case for digital Going digital was a hot topic of conversation during the Society of National Association Publications conference in Washington, D.C. in June. During a session called “Going Digital: Expand the Reach of Your Association Magazine,” Jim Vick, staff director/publisher of IEEE Spectrum—the magazine of the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers—said creating digital versions of its publications is a compelling way for its members to access its content as well as a way for the association to save money.Digital delivery could save the society $750,000 annually in production manufacturing costs if 25 to 30 percent of members opt in Vick said. “That’s some pretty significant money.” Like their consumer and b-to-b counterparts, more and more associations are adopting social media and other digital applications, says a new report from the Angerosa Research Foundation, the nonprofit research arm of Stratton Publishing and Marketing.According to the report—called Web 2.0: How Associations are Tapping Social Media—57 percent of the more than 300 associations surveyed said they have tried at least one social networking application, including Facebook (43 percent), LinkedIn (35 percent) and YouTube (31 percent). Meanwhile, 38 percent of respondents indicated they have set up their own social media Web site. Generally, associations are building their own sites (27 percent) but others are using pre-existing programs like Microsoft SharePoint, Higher Logic or Moveable Type.Also, 61 percent of respondents indicated that their association produces blogs, according to the report. Generally, blogs are being used for general conversations (51 percent), conference-related issues (44 percent), magazine/publication-related issues (32 percent) and messages from the CEO (22 percent).last_img read more

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first_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… 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 March 25, 2010 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has elected the officials to serve on ASTRO’s Corporate Advisory Council. The goal of the council is to focus on issues of mutual concern to all corporate members and to increase awareness of radiation therapy and advance the science and practice of radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer. The Corporate Advisory Council is a representative body of ASTRO’s corporate membership, consisting of nearly 100 equipment, device and pharmaceutical companies who are involved in radiation therapy. These elected council seats are balanced among small-, medium- and large-sized corporations and represent a cross section of the radiation oncology industry.A complete council listing with term expiration is as follows:Accuray, Inc. 2010Alliance Oncology 2012BrainLAB 2010Calypso Medical 2011Elekta 2012GE Healthcare 2010Multidata Systems 2010Revenue Cycle, Inc. 2012Standard Imaging 2011Varian Medical Systems 2011 ASTRO’s corporate membership elected these companies, which was approved by the ASTRO Board of Directors. “It is very important for ASTRO to maintain good working relationships with our industry partners as these companies continue to provide innovate tools that help our physician members provide care to our patients,” said Deborah Kuban, M.D., FASTRO, chair of ASTRO’s Corporate Relations Committee and a radiation oncologist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. “We believe that fostering this forum helps our society successfully connect the patient, doctor and technology in delivering cancer treatment.” For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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 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 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | March 25, 2010 ASTRO Elects 2010 Corporate Advisory Council News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… 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 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RADlast_img read more

Shares extend rally in thin preholiday trade

first_img Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes The difference between men and women when it comes to pain In early European trading, Germany’s DAX index edged 0.01 percent lower to 9,589.17 while Britain’s FTSE 100 also was 0.03 percent lower, at 6,747.20. France’s CAC gained 0.2 percent to 4,284.32.This was a banner year for many markets, with the DAX up 26 percent, the CAC index up 18.4 percent and the FTSE 100 gaining 14 percent. But none matched the Nikkei 225, which soared 56.7 percent in 2013 on renewed confidence in the economy after years of feeble growth.Easy liquidity from government spending and monetary policies aimed at fueling inflation boosted shares, though the potential for continued strong gains remains uncertain.For now, Abe can point to the share rally as evidence his “Abenomics” policies are yielding results.“The Nikkei still looks to round off what has been an astonishing year … its best year since 1972,” Chris Weston of IG Markets said in a commentary, noting that the gain in that year was 92 percent and unlikely to ever be beaten.“For those looking for volatility, the Nikkei will remain a major focus for traders in 2014,” he said.Japanese shares will get support in coming months from newly established individual savings accounts, called NISA, that are expected to draw a significant share of household savings into the market. TOKYO (AP) – Shares advanced in Asia but were trading lower early Monday in Europe in thin pre-holiday trading, after Japan’s Nikkei 225 index ended 2013 at its highest level in more than six years.The Japanese benchmark gained 0.7 percent to 16,291.31 on Monday, its highest close since late 2007. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took time out from his winter vacation to celebrate the year-end trading close.“Thanks to our efforts, the economy went from minus to positive,” Abe said. With winter bonuses up by several hundred dollars on average, he said, “You have to use that money, keep it moving.” Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img For the rest of Asia, 2013 has turned out to be much less exuberant.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index, burdened by rising concern over debt and slowing growth in mainland China, has gained just 2.4 percent this year. On Monday, it edged 0.2 percent lower to 23,209.25 as end-of-year window dressing was offset by thin trading volume.The Shanghai Composite Index fell 7 percent this year and extended that loss Monday, drifting 0.1 percent lower to 2,098.77.Still, a correction in the Hong Kong and China markets earlier in the month has put shares at a stable level, said Kwong Man Bun, an analyst at KGI Securities in Hong Kong.“The market is still quite cautious, but confidence is still there,” he said. “There is a holiday mood, but turnover has not yet recovered.”Elsewhere in Asia, shares rose in Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, mainland China and New Zealand. India share prices fell.In foreign exchange markets, the dollar was trading at 105.376 Japanese yen, while the euro fell a cent to $1.374.Oil prices remained above $100, with benchmark U.S. oil for February delivery up 6 cents to $100.38 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Markets in Thailand and the Philippines were closed for holidays.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   last_img read more

UNWTO organises the first meeting of experts on measuring Sustainable Tourism

first_imgPolicy experts and statisticians specialised in sustainable development, environment and tourism gathered to agree on the way forward in developing a statistical framework for sustainable tourism. The meeting was held recently at the UNWTO headquarters in Madrid.The first meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST) agreed that developing a statistical framework for sustainable tourism is a priority to support integrated policy responses at national and destination level, and urged UNWTO to lead this effort.The Group agreed that the core rationale for developing a statistical framework is to support the measurement of sustainable tourism in its various dimensions (economic, environmental and social) and at the relevant spatial levels (global, national, sub-national) by providing a common language and organising structure for exploiting the richness of data already available and for identifying additional data that may be needed.“The Sustainable Development Goals and the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 constitute a unique opportunity to advance sustainable, inclusive and responsible tourism; developing a statistical framework to measure sustainable tourism is essential in fostering a common understanding for tracking our progress,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai. “Tourism stakeholders at large will benefit from having a statistical framework for sustainable tourism much like we all benefit from the TSA which provides the framework for tourism’s economic contribution.”More than 50 representatives from stakeholders like National Tourism Administrations, National Statistical Offices and Ministries of Environment from 13 countries, as well as sub-national administrations, the private sector, academia, civil society, tourism observatories (including UNWTO-INSTO members) and multilateral organisations, participated in the two-day working session.The meeting came at an important point in UNWTO’s initiative Towards a Statistical Framework for Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST) which is being developed since 2015 with the support of the UN Statistical Division and the engagement of Austria, Fiji, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands and Cardiff University (Wales).In addition to exchanging views and experiences, the Working Group of Experts considered the eight discussion papers prepared for the meeting and the ongoing work of the five pilot studies in order to assess the feasibility and relevance of advancing towards a statistical framework to better inform and to advocate for sustainable tourism as well as to guide policy makers.last_img read more

Welcome to Skiscanner – Skyscanners regular ski r

first_imgWelcome to Skiscanner – Skyscanner’s regular ski report, letting you know where in the world the best snow is falling and how to get there. So grab your goggles, book a flight and head for the hills!there’s excellent skiing with sunny skies and cold conditions over much of Europe this weekFollowing good snow fall over much of Europe, the sun has come out to play offering blue skies and sunny slopes in Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain and Andorra. The USA has received heavy falls and the west coast of Canada is forecasting big dumps to arrive in the next few days.Austria – plenty of sun across Austria at the moment, combined with low temperatures meaning the snow conditions are being kept in their prime. Mayrhofen has all lifts open, as does Arlberg. More sun is forecast for most of the week, with the possibility of light snow. Excellent conditions. Find cheap flights to Innsbruck and SalzburgFrance – it’s a similar story for most resorts in the French Alps; very cold conditions and sunny skies. The entire Three Valleys ski area is open and the powder has been preserved by the low temperatures. Light snow is forecast to fall early this week. Find cheap flights to FranceUSA – Western resorts are currently receiving big falls at the moment providing an excellent start to the New Year. Almost 5.5m of snow has fallen on Jackson Hole so far this season and the snow keeps on coming. Utah, Alta and Taos are also reporting great powder conditions. Find cheap flights to the USA Best of the rest Bulgaria – the Balkan mountains have seen heavy snowfall over the weekend, greatly improving conditions at Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo. Find cheap flights to SofiaSwitzerland – cold temperatures, clear skies and sun for most of Switzerland’s resorts providing ideal ski weather. Find cheap flights to GenevaItaly – snow is expected early this week after several days of cold sunny weather. Most resorts have any excellent base so great skiing in the Italian Alps right now. Find cheap flights to MilanSnowfall information source: ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSkiscanner: Best Ski Conditions for Snow – 15/12/08Welcome to Skiscanner – Skyscanner’s regular roundup for skiers and snowboardersSkiscanner ski report: 13/01/09Skyscanner’s regular ski report, letting you know where in the world the best snow is fallingSkiscanner ski report: 20/01/09Skyscanner’s regular ski report, letting you know where in the world the best snow is falling and how to get therelast_img read more