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Delhi govt asks to deduct half-day causal leave of officers bunking daily public meets

first_imgThe Delhi government has asked all department heads to deduct half-day causal leave of officers who do not attend public hearing meeting on weekdays and could not explain their absence satisfactorily.Here’s what Arvind Kejriwal said in May last year:In May last year, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had directed his ministers and officials to meet the public in their offices between 10 am to 11 am on working days without appointment, reports PTI.The administrative department of the Delhi government has also asked the head of departments to ensure availability of officers during public hearing timings.”In case of emergency/field visit duty assigned to officers, a link officer should be present to attend the public grievances between 10 am and 11 am,” the department said in a recent written communication to HODs.Explanation with specific valid reasonsThe written communication also said that explanation of officers should be supported with specific valid reasons their absence during public hearing timings.”In case of non-satisfactory explanation received from erring officers, HODs may deduct 1/2 day CL (casual leave) and the same is intimated to administrative reforms department for kind perusal of competent authority,” it added.Last year, Kejriwal had ordered all the ministers and officers except field staff to meet the public without an appointment in their offices for an hour on weekdays.Thereafter, the chief minister had written to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal requesting him to hold ‘Janata Darbar’ on the lines of his government and meet the people without appointment as he is directly responsible for many subjects of public dealing like the police and the DDA, told PTI.advertisementRead: More than 45 per cent unoccupied seats persists in engineering colleges, says HRDRead: 50 per cent school syllabus to be reduced along with sports period mandatory in schools, says Rajyavardhan Rathorelast_img read more

Sorting out the Transfers: Who’s in and who’s out?

first_imgChad Whitener – LinebackerWhitener is a transfer from the University of Cal Berkeley, who is going into his second year in Stillwater. He was forced to sit out last season due to NCAA transfer rules, but is eligible this season and will be a valuable backer in the rotation this season – one of the deepest groups for Gundy this season.Victor Salako – Offensive TackleSalako transferred from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and will be eligible immediately this season after UAB decided to shut down their football program. Salako is a 6-foot-6, 320ish-pound lineman who will be taking care of QB1’s blind side. If anyone is going to take that responsibility, Salako is the man you want. That is one large man.The largest catcher in North America: Victor Selako. pic.twitter.com/5iSSJCE7u2— Kevin Klintworth (@KKlintworth) July 15, 2015Derrick Moncrief – SafetyMoncrief recently decided to take his talents to South Bea… Stillwater two weeks ago, but will be forced to sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules. Moncrief is a former No. 1 junior college safety whose most recent stop lead him through Auburn. Moncrief will more than likely slide right into the secondary and barring injury, be a key player with experience going into the 2016 season. He will only have one year of eligibility remaining, so I would expect him to take full advantage of his last opportunity at the college level. Which will greatly benefit the Cowboys.Derrick Moncrief is leaving Auburn for OSU. (Credit: Scout)Derrick Moncrief will be a difference maker in the OSU secondary in 2016. (Credit: Scout)Jordan Burton – LinebackerBurton transferred from Kilgore Junior College and will likely be taking over the starting job vacated by Josh Furman after his eligibility expired. Burton is eligible immediately and will be one of the biggest surprises on defense this season. He’s a difference maker.Todd Mays – Running backMays transferred from EMCC, a junior college powerhouse where he shined as a running back and quarterback. Mays is eligible this season, and will be a key rotation player behind Carson and Childs at running back.Motekiai Maile – Defensive TackleMaile just became an even more valuable player with the season-ending injury to Vili Levini. Maile will man the defensive tackle position, and will be expected to step in and compete for the starting job alongside Vincent Taylor.Brandon Pertile – Offensive LinePertile joins OSU from Mesa C.C. and will be eligible this season to compete for a spot on the line. At 6-foot-6, 315 pounds, his size is a much needed asset that will play into the running games favor this season.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! If you’ve been tuned into the football world, you may know that Mike Gundy has taken the NCAA transfer world by storm in recent years. But eligibility and NCAA transfer rules are a tricky subject, so you’re probably thinking, “Who the heck is going to play for us and who’s sitting?”Here’s your quick reference guide on who to expect to see next season, and who will be forced to ride the pine.Michael Hunter – CornerbackHunter was a two-year starter at Indiana and joins the Cowboys with much needed experience at cornerback. He will be eligible immediately this season thanks to the graduate transfer rule. By most accounts, he may be headed for the starting job opposite Kevin Peterson.Chris Carson – Running backCarson is the bell ringer of the group. Most OSU fans had their fingers and toes crossed he would choose the Pokes over Georgia, and to the dismay of #DawgNation that’s exactly what he did. Carson transferred from Butler County Community College and will also be eligible immediately this season (Thank you Lord)! He’ll get his opportunity at playing time this season, and don’t be surprised if he becomes the bell cow by mid season. I mean, just look at him. Would you want to tackle him?last_img read more

Lord’s and Ladies join forces at last to forge new first for women’s cricket

first_imgWas this helpful? August 1993 World Cup finalA crowd of 5,000, including 16-year-old future captain -Charlotte Edwards, saw England defeat New Zealand by 67 runs. Women’s cricket When Charlotte Edwards made her 1996 debut for England, she was in culottes. The first two times she turned out at Lord’s women were not permitted to be members. On Tuesday she led MCC against Middlesex. Sure, there are many moments that stand out as markers of how far the women’s game has evolved since Edwards, the former World Cup winning captain, started her journey. Middlesex’s belated invitation to play at HQ qualifies as another.“To walk out again and be captain of MCC it was a very proud moment,” she said at stumps. Her teams lost a tight contest, unable to defend a total of 145 for three they made batting first and the winning runs being struck with a ball to spare. But to Edwards the result of the exhibition match was less important than the fact it happened at all.“We were allowed in for the day,” she recalled of those less enlightened days. “So now every time I come here the hairs on my neck stand up because it is the best venue in the world and to think now this is normal for women’s cricketers to be playing at Lord’s and hopefully also for domestic cricketers. That’s the special thing about today.”It is significant, too, that only 12 months ago Angus Fraser, the Middlesex managing director of cricket, cooled expectations of a domestic women’s game at Lord’s. “You have to look at it realistically,” he said then, noting the logistical challenges of finding space to play on cricket’s busiest piece of real estate. But then came the watershed summer of 2017. Timeline Women’s cricket at Lord’s August 1976 First matchRachael Heyhoe Flint captained England to victory over Australia in a one-day international but it was another 11 years before the home of cricket hosted another.  Reuse this content Taken as a whole, women’s county cricket needs a lot of work with the ECB still weighing up how to transform a bloated competition with too many amateur qualities, especially compared with domestic 50-over cricket in Australia, which is semi-professional. For Edwards the presence of Lord’s and other Test venues can contribute in lifting those standards. “You hope Middlesex will get a game here every year,” she said, “and hopefully it can now be a County Championship game rather than an exhibition match.”There was another first for the Middlesex women at Lord’s, wearing new uniforms specifically tailored to them rather than being asked to wear male sizes. “It’s actually really important,” the world champion Wilson said. “There’s nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable in kit down to your knees.”A long way from the culottes of old, progress for the women’s game continues to arrive in all shapes and sizes.Edwards takes swipe at ECBCharlotte Edwards, the former national captain, has admonished the England and Wales Cricket Board administrators for failing to schedule a women’s international fixture at Lord’s the year after England won the World Cup in front of a sold-out crowd at the ground.“I’m really disappointed there’s not an international this summer here after last year was such an incredible experience,” she said after captaining an MCC side at the ground. “There should be a women’s international here every year at Lord’s. For the touring team, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we did for a number of years.”England’s women first played at Lord’s in 1976 under the leadership of the late Rachael Heyhoe-Flint. Each summer between 1997 and 2013 included a match at the traditional home of cricket, but the only one since then was the World Cup final last July, attracting an attendance in excess of 26,000. In recent years, the ECB has opted for county venues. That plan continues when England host New Zealand and South Africa throughout June and July Hide Cricket Charlotte Edwards Support The Guardian May 2014 2014 – MCC v Rest of the WorldAustralia’s Meg Lanning and India’s Mithali Raj stole the show for the visitors as part of Lord’s 200th birthday celebrations. Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Thank you for your feedback. Show “What are culottes?” It was a question Middlesex’s Australian import Hayleigh Brennan put to her new team-mates as they looked out over Lord’s, where they would later step out for their county’s first match at the ground. Shoulders were shrugged until one cautiously replied: “A skirt with shorts?” She was right. Until two decades ago, it was with practically bare legs and high socks, rather than trousers, that women were permitted to play the game.center_img Since you’re here… June 2009 World Twenty20 finalHeld on the same day as their male counterparts, Edwards helped England to victory over New Zealand again. Read more Topics Share on LinkedIn Read more Cricket for idiots: there are 100 reasons not to like the ECB’s big idea Middlesex “With last year’s World Cup win, someone, somewhere has clocked that the balance has changed,” said Isabelle Westbury, who captained Middlesex from 2014 to 2016 and unsuccessfully lobbied for a Home of Cricket fixture throughout. “It would not have reflected well had the Middlesex women still not played at Lord’s.”That the curtain-raiser was played between sides nicknamed the “Maidens” and “Ladies” was a reminder the MCC is still an organisation steeped in conservatism. But that did not detract from the welcome parts of the Lord’s tradition, with the pavilion bell rung by Anne Savoury, who represented Middlesex for nearly two decades. Inside, volunteers who served women’s cricket far before it was fashionable dined in the committee room.In the grandstand school children were invited in their thousands in an attempt to break the record for the best attended domestic women’s game in England. It might have helped if it had been scheduled at a weekend but there was no doubting the efforts of the club to make the occasion feel right. “This is a proud moment for a few of us who have been bashing down the door for a women’s game,” said Rob Lynch, the Middlesex commercial director.From the playing ranks the veteran Beth Morgan, who was in the team at Lord’s when England won the World T20 trophy in 2009, said she never imagined getting the chance to turn out at the ground again. Fran Wilson, who played in last year’s World Cup win, was quickly taken back to the euphoria of the sold-out ground for the July final when walking through the famous old gates. As for the excited teenagers in the XI, they spoke with hope of a time when turning out at Lord’s will be second nature. features The long road to equality How Charlotte Edwards overcame the odds to be an Ashes-winning captain September 1998 MCC membersA historic vote, with 69.8% in favour, ended 200 years of male-only membership at Lord’s. Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.last_img read more

ESPN Experts Make Score Picks For Week 2’s Biggest Games

first_imgUSC football players tackling a Stanford player.LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: The USC Trojans defense attempts to make a tackle during the second half against the Stanford Cardinal at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Week 2 of the college football season will get going tomorrow night. There are a handful of intriguing matchups on the schedule.Overall, the slate isn’t as good as Week 1. Still, Clemson-Texas A&M, USC-Stanford and Georgia-South Carolina are just some of the games that we’re keeping an eye on.ESPN’s panel of experts have made their picks for those three contests, as well as Michigan State-Arizona State. They released those picks today.The breakdown for the four games is below.All 17 panelists took Clemson over Texas A&MAll 17 picked Georgia to beat South CarolinaTen experts picked Stanford, while seven chose USCTen people chose Michigan State, while seven tabbed Arizona StateHere’s a look at a few of the score predictions for the weekend.You can heck out all of ESPN’s picks here.All four of those games are on Saturday. Georgia and South Carolina will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS, while the other three games will start at night.Clemson at Texas A&M will begin at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, while Stanford and USC kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX.Lastly, Michigan State and Arizona State get underway at 10:45 p.m. ET on ESPN.last_img read more

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 First Drive Review

first_img 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now This $500,000 Armored Bentley Protects Against Hand Grenade Attacks Mercedes-Benz is calling the 10th generation E-Class the most intelligent car in the world. As with other, equally bold statement from automakers about their latest vehicles, titles are rarely objective. That being said, the all-new mid range luxury sedan from Stuttgart ushers in some of the most forward-thinking technology ever seen on a production model. We’re still several years off regulatory approval for fully self-driving consumer products, but Mercedes-Benz has stretched the boundaries of semi-autonomous wizardry in a car you can buy next month.Co-Piloting The FutureIt’s hard to describe the sensation of cruising along in traffic, fully trusting that your car will come to a full stop on its own before slamming into the back of the leading car – it must be akin to how teenagers trust that the driving environment won’t alter while they look down at their phones. But of course, adaptive cruise control, even to a complete halt is nothing new these days (and neither, unfortunately, is distracted driving). What is new, however, is a set of technologies Mercedes has introduced on the 2017 E-Class.Bundled within Drive Pilot Distronic is a slew of semi-autonomous features that MB says won’t just prevent accidents in distracted driving situations, but will also reduce driver fatigue and pave the way for fully autonomous tech in the near future. Though braking assist and rear cross-traffic alerts are seen elsewhere, front cross-traffic monitoring, lane changing assistance, and evasive steering assistance are ahead of the curve. Only Tesla’s Autopilot comes close to the array of functions available for E-Class drivers, but is attached to a car costing significantly more. Loaded with sensors and cameras, the E-Class can initiate a lane change by simply activating the turn signal and choosing the right moment to pass a preceding vehicle or can automatically sense an evasive steering maneuver and apply additional steering force to the electronic rack.Perhaps most impressive among the automaker’s latest safety advancements is a pre-collision procedure that pushes the driver or passenger 3.0-inches towards the center of the cabin when the vehicle sensing an impending T-bone accident. Mercedes says this not only moves the occupants away from the impact point, but also reduces injury related to abrupt force by jump-starting momentum. Simultaneously, the car will emit a “pink noise” through the stereo that initiates the body’s natural reaction to protect the inner ear canal. This noise can save a passenger’s eardrums from permanent damage. Though I was fortuitous not to experience these features during my time with the E300, the knowledge of their security was comforting.During the many, comfortable hours I spent behind the wheel, Drive Pilot proved to be a reliable traffic companion whom I longed to leave in charge of the mundane aspects of driving for longer than 30 second intervals (after which time my hands were required to return to the wheel).Choice CurvesWhile most automotive brands trace aesthetic lineage noticeably between vehicles, Mercedes-Benz does so quite overtly. The ol’ “corporate face” finds its way on every new MB product these days, but it’s a delightful one to be sure. Therein, the 2017 E-Class looks precisely like an S-Class that’s been left in the washing machine too long, but gains 1.7 inches of overall length on its predecessor. The new midsize Merc works its flagship sibling’s curves just as confidently.Standard twin-beam LED headlights and taillights highlight the sedan’s dual-blade front grille and match a pair of trapezoidal chrome exhaust ports. Mercedes-Benz has always accentuated its vehicles with chrome without making them look ostentatious, and the new E-Class is no exception. Its front-lip, grille housing, window trim, door handles, rear diffuser, trunk latch, and aforementioned exhaust tips all receive the chrome treatment, but fit well within the luxury estate’s design. Each of our E300 test vehicles was equipped with 17-inch five-star wheels that are among my favorite MB designs. Rounding out the new E-Class’s most distinctive exterior cues is a lengthy hood, squat stance, and strong, arcing shoulder line from nose to tail.Inside, the stylistic architecture only improves. The interior’s blend of high quality materials, intriguing designs, and interface refinement take a visual lead over the competition. Wrap-around dash panels, dark wood grain trim, machined aluminum toggles and buttons, and fine leather check all the traditional luxury boxes, but each exquisite detail is overshadowed by a pair of incredible 12.3-inch digital displays. The two screens share a single, ultra-wide glass pane and function as driver instrument cluster and COMAND infotainment module. Though an analog gauge cluster with a 7.0-inch TFT display is standard, the second screen is worth every penny of its $800 upgrade. The term “high definition” doesn’t do these vivid displays justice; the resolution is absolutely stunning.Mercedes-Benz also introduces industry-first touch control buttons on the steering wheel that you swipe, scroll, and press-to-select just like an iPhone. Intuitively, the left control adjusts the driver display while the right controls the infotainment unit. For your actual smartphone, The E-Class is available with NFC (near field communication) charging and comes equipped with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Those who appreciate personalization will also enjoy 64 ambient lighting options, which MB says isn’t just about looking cool, but also about pre-dilating the eye to adjust for bright exterior lights at night. Finally, an optional Burmester sound system is available with subwoofers installed in the driver and passenger foot wells to amplify sound and save in-door storage space.Frugal FunWhen the 2017 E-Class goes on sale in July, buyers will have a plethora of package and exterior paint options, but to outfit the entry-level E300 exclusively. 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque may not match the lofty performance attributes of the E43 AMG and its traditional sedan body may not offer the maximized utility of the E400 4Matic wagon – both of which will follow in early 2017 – but the E300 is not to be overlooked.In lieu of a more potent (and heavy) six-cylinder is a 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged four-cylinder connected to a nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission with power available from 1,300 rpms. Mercedes has scrubbed 154 pounds from the 10th generation sedan’s platform, which doesn’t transform the E-Class into a lightweight sports car, but it does help the estate snake around corners with poise and agility. Mercedes has yet to announce EPA estimates, but I observed 33 mpg during varied driving conditions – a figure that could lead the segment.Though MB now sells more all-wheel drive (4Matic) models than rear-wheel driven vehicles, the engagement and cost savings of a standard E300 should not be missed. Along Monterey’s winding roads, the “world’s most intelligent car” didn’t let me forget it was an athlete before it turned brainiac. In the age of electric steering systems, earnest “feel” through the rack is too much to ask for, but to the E300’s credit, the sport wheel is both ergonomic and appropriately weighted through corners. It took a moment to adjust to MB’s multi-contour seats, which automatically bolster front passenger weight during cornering (or really any time there’s steering input), but ultimately I came to appreciate the added support. For the most out of Merc’s midsize, Sport or Sport+ driving modes sharpen throttle response, hasten shifts, and tune steering engagement. Conversely, the plushest ride is achievable through MB’s optional Air Body Control (air suspension).Of course, the base-spec E-Class has never been a targeted expression of performance, but this new platform, more than ever, will be an excellent foundation for the ensuing high output versions.ConclusionThe 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will start at $52,150 (excluding a $925 destination fee), and while package pricing has yet to be announced, expect a well-equipped E-Class to retail for somewhere in the mid to high 60’s. With the number of upgradable safety and convenience features on offer, in addition to a superb performance and efficiency baseline, rivaling luxury sedans will need far more than modest tweaks to keep pace with MB’s latest E-Class. Editors’ Recommendations Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback The All-New 2020 Corvette Stingray Is a Mid-Engine Supercar for the Everyman Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH last_img read more

Morocco’s Banque Populaire Announces Profit of MAD 2.9 Billion in 2018

Rabat – Morocco’s Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP) announced that its annual net profits in 2018 “attributable to shareholders” rose to MAD 2.9 billion, Reuters reported.The figure is a 3.5 percent increase from 2017.In a statement on March 19, BCP published its results for 2018 and asserted that its activities in Morocco and African branches recorded “significant” improvement. BCP took on 260,000 new customers in 2018. BCP already had 6 million customers across Morocco, Europe, and the Gulf, the press agency noted. The bank made loans of MAD 15 billion in 2018 and increased its market share to more than 24 percent of the Moroccan banking sector.“Net banking income grew 4 percent to 17 billion dirhams on the back of an improvement in the commercial segment while general risk provisions rose to 4.1 billion dirhams,” Reuters reported.BCP’s African branches also increased both their loans and deposits. BCP increased its loans to Moroccan companies by 9.4 over 2017. “This evolution is mainly driven by commercial performance as well as the good progress of intermediation activities, in Morocco and abroad,” said the BCP group in a statement.In October 2018, the Moroccan bank announced its intention to acquire banks in Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, and Tanzania with a goal to derive 30 percent of its revenues from the rest of Africa by 2020. BCP received only 18 percent of its revenue from its African branches in 2017.BCP also holds overseas offices in Spain, England, Germany, France, Gibraltar, the Netherlands, Canada, and Belgium. read more

IAEA starts to examine Iranian nuclear documents

Mohammed ElBaradei, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency said he received the material from Iran’s Ambassador to Vienna, and was assured the information was “comprehensive and accurate,” a UN spokesperson said today in New York.The spokesperson, Hua Jiang, said Mr. ElBaradei told reporters, “We are in a new phase. I welcome both the decision by Iran to provide what is hopefully a comprehensive and accurate declaration, as well as its decision to conclude an additional protocol.”Mr. ElBaradei said the additional agreement would help the IAEA to regulate future nuclear activity in Iran.The Director-General will report on Iran at an IAEA board meeting on 20 November. The delivery by Iran of today’s documents comes eight days before a deadline set by the IAEA. read more

Gyor wins Womens EHF Champions League

← Previous Story Podravka wins 19th Croatian Cup! Next Story → New Święta Wojna: Vive Kielce and Wisla Plock meet in Polish league finals! GyorGyor ehf cl winner Hungarian Gyor wins the Women’s EHF Champions League for the first time in the history! Gorbitz and other great players saved +3 from the first match with Larvik HK in Norway (24:21) in the historical match in “Veszprem Arena” – 23:22 (13:8).GYŐRI AUDI ETO KC–LARVIK 23–22 (13–8)Veszprém, 5000 gledalaca. Sudije: Gubica, MilosevicGYŐRI ETO: LUNDE – RADICSEVIĆ 5, LEKIĆ 3, Gorbicz 4 (3), LÖKE 5, AMORIM 2, KOVACSIC 2 (1), Herr, Tervel, Szepesi 2, Rédei-Soós, Orbán. LARVIK: LEGANGER – RIEGELHUTH-KOREN 4, Sulland, Breivang, Blanco 2, Hammerseng 4, T.Mork 3, LARSEN 2, N. MÖRK 5 (4), Edin 2, Wibe. read more

Today FMs Matt Cooper is in North Korea with Dennis Rodman

first_imgUpdated 3.40pm TODAY FM PRESENTER Matt Cooper has accompanied former basketball star Dennis Rodman to North Korea. The journalist and broadcaster, who presents ‘The Last Word’ programme on Today FM, was caught on camera with the ex-NBA star when he gave an interview to journalists at Beijing airport overnight.The pair are part of a delegation which has this afternoon arrived in the notoriously secretive totalitarian state to take part in a high-profile basketball game. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power said that Cooper is writing a book about the game involving a group of former NBA stars, including Rodman, which it is sponsoring.However, a spokesman for the bookies said this morning it has scaled-down its involvement.“We’ve been in contact with him [Cooper] for a couple of months, since the New York press conference (where the ‘Paddy Power Dennis Rodman Invitational’ was launched in September) and he said it was a very interesting project,” the Paddy Power spokesman said.He said that Cooper is involved “in a personal capacity” to write the book, but it’s believed the bookmaker arranged his visa and is funding the trip.Cooper could not be reached for comment, but it is understood that it had been hoped his trip would not be disclosed until he got back to Ireland.Today FM said that the trip is not connected to ‘The Last Word’ or the station with a statement reading: “We can confirm that Matt Cooper is travelling to North Korea. Matt has taken annual leave from Today FM and is travelling in an independent capacity on this trip.”Since announcing the ‘Dennis Rodman Invitational’ in September, Paddy Power has scaled-back its involvement in the project following reports in December that the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un had his uncle executed.“We’ve taken a back seat now after the goings on in North Korea. We’ve decided to take a back seat but we are honouring our contractual obligations. The show is still going on and the match is scheduled for Wednesday,” the spokesperson continued.Rodman has robustly defended his friendship with dictator Kim Jong-un whose regime is accused of widespread human rights abuses.The eccentric ex-Chicago Bulls player is leading a team including retired NBA All-Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson and Vin Baker for the game which is being held in Pyongyang on Wednesday to mark Kim’s birthday.This will be Rodman’s fourth visit to the country having previously spent time there as a guest of Kim who he counts as a “friend for life”He told reporters in Beijing earlier: “I love him.”Cooper interviewed Rodman for ‘The Last Word’ in October posting a picture of himself with the eccentric sportsman on his Twitter page:First published 10.40am Rodman: I love Kim Jong-UnRead: Paddy Power are sending Dennis Rodman back to North Korealast_img read more

Slimani may come back to Sporting

first_imgIslam Slimani have been struggling since moving to England as he hasn’t been playing that much at Leicester and the situation didn’t get any better when he was loaned to Newcastle.The Algeria international came to England the season after Leicester were crowned as the Premier League champions but he failed to make an impact there – and he admitted that he may come back to Sporting sooner or later.The former Sporting striker spoke about his future plans and his warm relationship to Sporting as he said, according to Sport Witness:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Sporting is above all and that is the most important thing.”“I love Sporting. If people know me today, I owe it to Sporting.”“It was a very important step in my career. Return? In football, nothing is impossible… I hope to return one day, of course, because we are talking about a club that I like a lot.”last_img read more

Zidane beats Guardiola as worlds most popular coach

first_imgReal Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has beaten Pep Guardiola to be named the world’s most popular coach in the worldIn a voting poll conducted by Marca, the biggest managerial names in world football were rated on the following aspects: trajectory, social media, website, relationship with media, messages, non-verbal communication, supporters, social sportsmanship responsibilities, branded content and leadership.Zidane, who has now guided Real to a record-equalling three consecutive Champions League crowns after last weekend’s 3-1 over Liverpool at Kiev, narrowly beat Manchester City boss Guardiola to top the poll with Massimiliano Allegri completing the top three.New Arsenal manager Unai Emery was fifth, while Ernesto Valverde only came in eighth place in the rankings after guiding Barcelona to a domestic double in record-breaking fashion in his first season in charge.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The normally out-spoken Jose Mourinho completed the top 10.Top 10 most reputable coaches in world footballZinedine Zidane – 79.3Pep Guardiola – 78.9Massimiliano Allegri – 78.1Diego Simeone – 75.6Unai Emery – 69.5Jurgen Klopp – 69.1Julen Lopetegui – 68.3Ernesto Valverde – 65.5Mauricio Pochettino – 61.7Jose Mourinho – 58.1last_img read more

Miami motorcyclists ride for a good cause

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Bikers in Miami kicked off the new year by riding for a good cause.On Sunday, motorcyclists rode in the 2017 Archbishop’s Motorcycle Ride. Riders from across the state joined Archbishop Thomas Wenski from the Archdiocese of Miami for a special ride around South Florida.“The ride is a benefit for Saint Luke’s Addiction Recovery Center, which is an agency of Catholic charities,” said Wenski. “It’s a residential program for those struggling to overcome addictions, alcohol and drugs.”The group made their way from Doral to Miami Gardens, where they finished the day with a barbecue party.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

A Crypto Conversation with Trevor Koverko CEO of Polymath

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global August 5, 2019 Questions about cryptocurrency and blockchain are some of the most common questions I get asked. So, in order to broaden my understanding of the market, I got in touch with Trevor Koverko, the CEO and co-founder of Polymath.I’ve been working to learn more about the many opportunities for entrepreneurs in cryptocurrency, so I reached out to Trevor Koverko to do an interview on the subject. Trevor, I’m a sports guy, so I’m going to ask you right off the bat, how does an ex-hockey player get involved in crypto?Trevor Koverko: It wasn’t a straight line. There were zigs and zags along the way. Hockey was my first love and job. In Canada, that’s pretty common, actually. My career highlight was getting drafted by the New York Rangers in 2005.My personal growth from my hockey career centered around learning how to be part of a team, how to thrive in a ruthlessly competitive market and learning how to fail forward. After my career, I transitioned to “the real world.” I enrolled in business school briefly but dropped out after two years to start my first company. I was 22 at the time.A lot of entrepreneurs are struggling with whether they should go to school or whether they should drop out of school. Do you have any thoughts on that?Don’t go to school to learn entrepreneurship. That is something you’ve got to learn by doing. You can’t just read it in a book and hope to learn by osmosis. There is no substitute for getting those miles on the odometer in the real world by creating value for customers.The most important life lessons I learned happened in a business setting; in meetings, recruiting talent, learning how to fire people, getting mentors, reading books, etc. I always encourage young people to broaden their horizons, get out of the office and meet smart people.I spent a year in China after I dropped out, to start my first company. That experience was super helpful in the future.People ask me to explain blockchain, and I often struggle to effectively explain what blockchain is, or how or why you would invest in blockchain. The first question I have is, how did you get involved to be such a prominent figure within the blockchain community? And could you finally give me what I’m supposed to say to people when they ask about blockchain?I like to say it’s magic internet money with a little bit of fairy dust sprinkled on top. In reality, the blockchain is an ownerless tool that makes the world more fair, democratic and transparent. That’s my Webster’s Dictionary definition.As for how I got involved in blockchain, the story began when I was bought my first Bitcoin. I think the first one I actually have proof of buying was in 2012 when I bought one Bitcoin on eBay for 20 bucks. That was the “rabbit hole moment.”This is back in the early, early days of cryptocurrency. Shortly after that, I invested that one bitcoin into the Ethereum crowdsale and traded it for 2000 Eth. At one point that was worth about $2 million, making it the best $20 I’ve ever spent!Why did you buy it in 2012?I did one semester at a think tank called the Mises Institute, and a few people were talking about it then. I was just curious. To be honest, it really clicked with me right away.I find, when you explain Bitcoin to someone it’s a binary answer. They either go, “Yes, I get it,” or they say, “This is stupid and makes no sense. Why does this need to exist?” I was definitely in the former camp.I thought of it as money back in those days, even though it’s become more of a store of value than money. I thought of it as, “Hey, this is a new currency that isn’t issued by flawed and conflicted humans at a Central Bank.” Right from the start, Blockchain and crypto appealed to me as a tech and economics geek.It was really the convergence of a lot of things I was passionate about like monetary policy, economics, and tech. As soon as I saw some of my heroes, like Naval Ravikant and some other really high-level technical Silicon Valley VCs start talking about Bitcoin in 2014, 2015 it really strengthened my conviction that this was not just a fad.I always knew that Bitcoin was such a big idea that even if there was only a small chance that it would prove to be stable, secure and tamper-proof, that it could change the world as we know it.Now, you’ve bought your first coin. How does that evolve into being such a prominent figure within the context of blockchain?Yeah, so that was step one. Then, step two was the first ICO [initial coin offering]. It was called Mastercoin, and it was a new token based on the Bitcoin blockchain. That started the ICO boom. I was very involved in the early token movement; the altcoin movement. It wasn’t even called altcoins back then, but new crypto projects were being created all the time like Made Safe, Factom, Counterparty, Colored Coins, Mastercoin.These are all what I call the pre-Ethereum tokens that lived on the Bitcoin blockchain. At that point, I was hooked. Then, a year after that, around 2016, I started hearing about Ethereum. This was all happening very fortuitously in my backyard here in Toronto. That’s where Vitalik [Buterin] is from and a few other of the Ethereum co-founders.I started hanging out with those guys. I went to this place called Bitcoin Decentral, where all of us “crypto nerds” in the greater Toronto area would meet up and awkwardly talk to each other. It was amazing to be a part of because that’s when the community started to form. Vitalik really started to emerge as a star. The Ethereum white paper came out and the crypto world changed forever.That’s awesome.Yeah, it was a crazy journey and by that point, I was super plugged in. I was advising tons of other projects and investing in many of the early top projects. Then, I woke up one morning and, I was ready to launch something new. Up until then I was just advising and investing in other projects. At the time I was running a non-crypto private equity fund and I said, “I’m going to tokenize my fund.” This was 2016, so back then this was a novel idea. And I set out to be the world’s first dividend paying crypto. That was my big idea.Most crypto isn’t backed by anything real. There are no tangible assets underpinning them, there’s no floor so they can and do go to zero. What if you could take something real and then tokenize it?So we starting building. But, it turns out that what we were doing was actually a security. We were trying to issue a financial security. I didn’t even really know or understand the implications of that at the time. So we asked ourselves, how do we issue a compliant token on a blockchain? Blockchains are open, immutable, and permission-less while security legislation is rigid, closed, and siloed off. How do we reconcile those two things?And then came the big epiphany. We realized we were solving the wrong problem. Instead of launching this little tokenized micro-fund that what if we built a platform that made it easy for anybody to launch a security token? What if you want to tokenize your startup or you want to tokenize your Picasso painting?We pivoted to build a platform where you could tokenize anything. The more we dug into it, the more we’re like, “Holy crap. There are a lot of really interesting reasons that people would want to issue a security token, instead of a boring share certificate that lives in a filing cabinet, collecting dust.”Right. That makes total sense.If you could have this live on a blockchain you can do a lot of interesting things. You can automate your back office with the way you issue dividends, or proxy voting, or compliance. You can do a lot of interesting things with cross-jurisdictional compliance between different countries, and their jurisdictional securities laws, and how they all interface together.So we created Polymath, which literally means you’re good at a lot of things, and we wanted to be good at helping a lot of different types of projects. And the rest is history.Now, moving forward, what do you see next on the horizon, since you seem to have been two steps ahead of everybody?That was one of our biggest strengths, taking action early, having a thesis, and diving in head first. That’s what I’ve always done in my career. In mid-2019 we have that same approach. We’re actually able to share with you that we’re working on a really exciting project internally called Polymesh. It’s a play on words because we thought it was time to re-architect what the security token stack looks like.Today, about 90 percent of security tokens live on Ethereum. Polymath itself lives on Ethereum. We chose, for convenience reasons, to launch on top of Ethereum, because we knew the founders and it was right in our backyard. Ethereum was stable and it was live, so we could play with it and experiment in it. Over the last 18 months, as we’ve gained more users, more traction, learned a ton and made a ton of new partners, we’ve launched over 120 tokens on our platform. These are real, live tokens “in the wild,” so we’re really excited about that.But, we had one problem, which was that we were on top of the Ethereum platform, which wasn’t designed for securities. We think the security tokens of the future will not choose to live on blockchains of the past. They’re going to want to live on something that’s purpose-built for their needs. With something as important and as compliance-focused as securities, you need to get it right.We’ve partnered with someone who I consider the number one blockchain architect in the world. His name’s Charles Hoskinson. Last question: Do you see blockchain surviving? Obviously, you’re investing a lot in it, but do you think there’s a chance that it couldn’t survive? That it actually will, through regulation or politics be forced out? Way back when, in the ’80s, they had a bartering system that everybody talked about, which was point based, which I think was like the original crypto. Do you foresee that regulation could force out the entire platform?You know, I was worried for a time that that might happen. My biggest concern was always the “rent seekers.” The people who have an interest in the status quo, and who are intimidated by change and innovation. I’m not going to name names, but there’s a lot of different special interest groups out there where the last thing they want to do is to be dis-intermediated by new technology. They’re the ones causing a ruckus and spreading rumors about all kinds of shenanigans happening in crypto.But, you know what? I think the cat’s out of the bag. It’s just like any major technology. A lot of people didn’t like the internet. A lot of businesses didn’t like automobiles. Now, some of the biggest critics of blockchain, like regulators, for example, are actually embracing it. They’re realizing that it’s making their life easier.There are features of the blockchain that make it more transparent, that make it fairer, that consumers benefit from. I’m more optimistic than ever that the world is really educating themselves on the power of this technology and how it can make everybody’s lives better and save everybody money. It can ultimately make the world a better place.For me, it’s been a fun journey from athlete to a startup entrepreneur. It’s a bit like being on the rollercoaster ride. A lot of ups and downs. I’m just really grateful for all the mentors, and the support that I’ve had, and the community that we’ve built. Polymath has one of the biggest communities in all of crypto. That’s what I take the most pride in. We work every day with our community that’s distributed in dozens of different countries all over the world. And we all work on the same mission-driven project. I’m very humbled to be a part of that.Editor’s Note: This interview was edited and condensed for clarity. 11 min read Register Now »last_img read more

What to Consider When Buying a New CT Scanner

first_img Image courtesy of Philips HealthcareAs hospitals begin replacing their first-generation 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanners after a decade of use, there are several considerations evaluation teams should think about when looking at the newer-generation scanners. Chief among these is the idea that more slices makes for a better scanner — which CT experts say is not necessarily the case, and there are costs versus benefits to consider when looking at high-slice systems.“The way you need to look at this is that the CT scanner is a tool, and you need the right tool for the right job, so it will depend on the hospital and what they plan to use it for,” said Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D., FACC, FSCCT, director of South Florida Imaging Cardiovascular Institute, Holy Cross Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and an expert in cardiovascular CT imaging systems.“CT is on the precipice and is really starting to accelerate in growth,” said Leslee Shaw, Ph.D, FACC, FASNC, FAHA, co-director of the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute. “If you blink your eyes, you have missed several very prominent, randomized trials that support the utility of CT … We have more than just the pretty picture, we have seen dramatic growth in the technical aspects of CT with better image quality, better resolution, and we can go on and on.”  Coverage Area Versus SlicesSmuclovisky said there is a misunderstanding that more slices on a CT scanner means better images. He said a better measure is actually detector area coverage, which is the measurement of how much of the anatomy is being imaged at once. The more image area that can be covered determines if stitching several sets of images is needed to image an entire organ. This can lead to stitching artifacts and may require more time to reconstruct and review images, he said. This is especially true with movement from the heart or lungs. Detector area coverage can vary between scanners with the same number of slices, because Smuclovisky explained the size of the detectors vary on each machine. In the case of 64-slice systems, he said they can range between 19.5 to 40 mm (4 cm) for detector area coverage. He said a system is considered a wide-area detector if it has 8 cm coverage or greater. Wide detector systems tend to have a higher sensitivity, offer better iterative reconstruction software to improve both contrast and spatial resolutions, and they tend to have more powerful workstations, Smuclovisky explained.  “Most physicians don’t have detailed knowledge of the physics or the technology that is involved. So, a slice war started 10 years ago because people believed that if you had more slices, you would have better quality images. But, there are other components when you are doing high-end CT imaging. I tell people it is like looking at an airplane, where for the airplane to fly, it is not just how big the wings or fuselage are, it is the sum of all of its components. This includes the engines and the experience of the pilots — everything needs to fit together nicely and work together in a workflow so that plane can fly. So, it is not just about the slices, it is about many other components that go into aCT scanner.” Related Content News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… 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.  Image Resolution is ImprovingSmuclovisky said detailed images of smaller anatomical structures are dependent on the spatial resolution of the CT system being used. Today, the spatial resolution of most scanners is about 0.50, but vendors are working on detector/software combinations to reduce this. At SCCT 2016, Toshiba showed images from a prototype scanner that has a spatial resolution of 0.25. At a 0.50 resolution, radiologists can tell there is a stent in a vessel, but it is often very blurry. With the 0.25 images, individual stent struts are visible and a reader can tell the specific vendor’s stent used and may be able to see broken stent struts. The type of iterative reconstruction software is also important. Smuclovisky said the latest model-based iterative reconstruction software can help boost both spatial resolution and the contrast. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Related ITN Content for CT System InnovationsAccess the most current version of the ITN CT Systems Comparison Chart (www.itnonline.com/content/computed-tomography-systems). This will require a login, but it is free and only takes a minute to complete the form.What to Consider When Buying a New CT ScannerVIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT SystemsRSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed TomographyTechnology Improvements in Current Generation CT SystemsVIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next DecadeDiscussion on CT Dose ReductionKey Cardiac CT News and Trends From SCCT 2016center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Today, rotational speed is under 300 milliseconds in some of the newer scanners, but it was 400-500 with older-generation systems. Smuclovisky said the slower speeds of the older systems meant that even a first-generation 320-slice scanner with a rotation rate of 500 milliseconds did not capture the best possible images because of motion blurring.  Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 01, 2016 | By Dave Fornell What to Consider When Buying a New CT Scanner This article originally was published as an introduction to the Computed Tomography (CT) Systems comparison chart in the November/December 2016 issue of ITN. The chart can be found here. 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 Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Reducing Dose There have been a number of studies showing the rapid increase in the public’s radiation exposure mainly due to increased use of medical imaging, particularly CT. A handful of high-profile cases in mainstream media about radiation poisoning and burns due to extremely high CT doses have also made dose a major concern. Vendors have responded by introducing technologies to greatly reduce CT dose. Cardiac CT exams have historically had the highest dose of any CT exam performed, with average doses of 15 millisievert (mSv) or higher. These scans can now be performed with doses of 1 mSv or less on the latest equipment in some patients. “But in patients who are symptomatic for cardiac disease, I don’t think it is wise to compromise image quality for dose,” Smuclovisky said. From that perspective, he said it might be more reasonable to expect average doses below 5 mSv. His center has an average dose of about 3 mSv for cardiac exams. Shaw said a target dose range for cardiac CT with the newest scanners should be around 3 mSv or below.  Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s.last_img read more

Israeli defence team here to discuss energy security

first_imgBy Stefanos EvripidouA DELEGATION from the Israeli Defence Ministry arrived in Cyprus yesterday to hold talks with their Cypriot counterparts on energy security in the region, Defence Minister Fotis Fotiou said.Speaking to state broadcaster CyBC, Fotiou said that both countries give huge importance to the issue of energy security.“After the visit of the (Cypriot) President and my meeting with the Israeli defence minister in Tel Aviv, the foundations have been placed to begin this strategic dialogue on all issues, including the two countries’ efforts to exploit natural gas and energy security.“There are consultations between the two ministries. These days, a delegation from the Israeli defence ministry will be in Cyprus, to enter into dialogue on what we call energy security, which has to exist, because you cannot have on the table investments worth millions of euros and not have energy security,” Fotiou said.The minister confirmed reports the government was considering purchasing two offshore patrol vessels to better monitor Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ).The two vessels were included in the ministry’s original budget while the planning stage for their purchase began with the previous government, he said.Fotiou maintained that the state’s near empty coffers had the means to purchase the vessels.US firm Noble Energy is to begin appraisal drilling at the Aphrodite offshore prospect in block 12 of Cyprus’ EEZ in around two weeks. A budget of US117m (€90m) has been approved for the drilling operations.Should Noble confirm the size and quality of the gas in the Aphrodite prospect, this automatically increases Cyprus’ prospects of becoming a player in the energy game, providing a dose of commerciality to efforts to raise funds to build a one-train liquefaction (LNG) plant at Vassilikos.Cyprus is still in the early stages of developing its gas industry, with many developments dependent on unknown variables. One area to keep a close eye on is the geopolitics in the region and how they develop.The Turkish government has recently toned down its more aggressive rhetoric against Cyprus, instead talking about collaboration with the Cyprus Republic and Israel to transport natural gas to Europe via Turkey.However, it is as yet unclear whether Cyprus has enough gas to consider both options, an LNG plant and a pipeline to Turkey, assuming of course it overcomes the political obstacles related to the unsolved, continuing division of the island.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoJob Posting Sites I Search AdsThese Job Opportunities Might Surprise You. Research The Best Job Posting SitesJob Posting Sites I Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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