With this movement, Oviedo releases part of its file, an operation that facilitates the arrival of signings, although it is still not enough to cover the incorporation chapter. The one that is closest to embarking on the blue project is Luismi, with whom the blue club already has an agreement and Valladolid has given the Ok. All that remains is for La Liga to approve an operation whereby the pivot would reach loans to Javi Rozada as of June 30.It is not the only open front with Valladolid. Lunin, goalkeeper assigned by Madrid in the club pucelano is another priority option. Sergio’s team was reluctant to leave him, but the insistence of Madrid, a club that has his rights and wants to see him play to prove his level, and the footballer himself, who could be out of Ukraine’s list for the European Championship this summer due to inactivity, seem decisive factors to speed up the operation.Like Luismi, Lunin would arrive in Oviedo as a loan, to defend the blue goal until June 30. Alfonso Herrero, substitute goal, can be the great harmed by having to find a place far from the capital as a whole. Oviedo made official the exit of Diegui Johannesson two days after the parties agreed to leave, and once the side passed the medical examination with his new club, and with that procedure the transfer market for the Blues has accelerated. The departure of footballers is a necessary procedure to release wage mass. Now, the club tries to expedite more terminations while tracking its options in the market. Luismi and Lunin, both of Valladolid, are the two operations for which the Blues bid at the moment.Johannesson will play the remainder of the season at Cartagena, which assumes an important part of the player’s record. Johannesson, with a contract in force until June 2021, is sure to return when the current campaign for blue discipline ends. In addition, in principle it will have the leading role demanded, since Cartagena is without a right back from the exit of the Uruguayan Fucile. Its inclusion in the initial eleven could be immediate in the face of problems in its position.
Dear Editor,Though this may be an obvious point to the analyst community, it is important that the wider Guyanese community understand that multinational companies such as Exxon, registers their investment vehicles in a low-corporation tax jurisdiction, and not in the country where their headquarters are situated for a specific reason; to cap their financial exposure per project.The investment in Guyana is owned by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (Esso) which was incorporated in the Bahamas. Similarly, the Chinese partner in this Guyana investment, CNOOC which is headquartered in Beijing, China is also not exposed because the vehicle fronting for them is called CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited, which was incorporated in Barbados. Same thing for Hess Corporation which is headquartered in New York City, but their Guyana vehicle is incorporated in the Cayman Islands.So if this oil spill happens (the divine forbid), then the people of Guyana will be allowed to sue for restitution. But from whom? They cannot sue these headquarters because legally they are ring fenced from the entire transaction. If Guyana sues in the US Courts, there is already a precedence set where the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeal, in New York, in 2016, blocked the enforcement of an US$8.6 billion judgement against Chevron, over oil pollution in Ecuador. The bottom line remains that these multi-nationals have a template for avoiding legal accountability anywhere in the world.The only parties Guyana can successfully sue and enforce against are the Bahamian, Barbadian and Cayman Island companies, but they are what you call shell companies with limited finite assets on their books.The sole purpose of these shell companies is to pay the bills out of the earned income generated from the waters of Guyana. In short, if it happens, Guyana’s available oil profits will be paying for Guyana’s oil spill, and if it becomes zero at any point in time, then we are on our own.Multinational companies usually just keep a small fraction of their profits in the local investment vehicle. They use a mechanism in finance called transfer pricing to move significant portions of those profits out of the local books, and into other books that Guyana cannot, and will not be able to make a claim against. How do they do it? All sorts of high priced oil consultancies and oil services contracts will be signed between the Guyana investment vehicle and agents of the three respective headquarters for services rendered while keeping the legal entities separate and distinct (ring fenced). The disadvantage to Guyana from such a situation, is that the headquarters of these three partners can pull cash out of the Guyana investment vehicle as they see fit, but the Guyana’s investment vehicle has no power to access any of the cash from these headquarters if things go wrong.The bottom line, if one carefully reads this Petroleum Agreement between the Government of Guyana and these Investors, is that they will find enough clauses to support a position that if any mishap occurrs at the production site, Guyana is on its own. For emphasis, let me reiterate – Guyana is on its own if things go wrong in the oil operations.Therefore, how prepared is Guyana at cleaning up its ocean front if an oil spill happens, the divine forbids? Is the EPA ready? Is the Maritime Authority ready? Is there any institution in Guyana ready for this eventuality? Will they be ready by 2020? It is time for Guyana to plead its case to the Americans, British, Canadians, European Union, and any country who has the competence and skill to help so that we can properly fund, equip, train and establish a Coastal Environmental Unit in the EPA. This reality does not need a rocket scientist to fix, but time is of the essence. The new Head of the EPA, Dr Vincent Adams is a very capable man who is exposed from his time in the US Department of Energy– let us put him to work at sourcing these funds.Sasenarine Singh,Maryland, USA
First Lady Sandra Granger (centre) at the Clinton Global Initiative panel forumFirst Lady Sandra Granger said that global solidarity is a prerequisite to ensure the stamping out of gender inequalities in keeping with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Three, which speaks of the empowerment of women and girls. She made these remarks during a panel discussion at the annual general meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, on Thursday.The other panellists included Prime Minister, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Timothy Harris and Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNDP), Babatunde Osotimehin.According to a release from the Ministry of Presidency, the First Lady’s presentation garnered a pledge of support from the Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, who delivered introductory remarks at the forum for ‘Every Caribbean Girl, Every Caribbean Woman’ (ECGECW) Initiative, which is spearheaded by Caricom and the UNFPA and said that CGI’s involvement can lead to stronger support mechanisms; legal processes that are less intimidating; health and social protection systems that reduce the inequalities, discrimination and stigmatisation that disproportionately affect the poor and marginalised.First Lady Granger explained that in the area of education, women and girls in the Caribbean outperform their male counterparts, yet unemployment among this gender demographic is notably higher, while in other cases they earn far less than men: “These factors impact negatively on empowerment and especially on the health and wellbeing of our women and girls. This is why Caricom First Ladies are championing ‘Every Caribbean Girl, Every Caribbean Woman’.”The First Lady also spoke of the need for improved healthcare for women in the region, noting that high incidences of HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer. This, she said, underscores the need for health and family life education in our school curricula and in the media, increased awareness and for the implementation of a strong immunisation campaign to eliminate this scourge.“We are even more disturbed when we consider girls, who are victims of trafficking, rape and incest. These young women have not only had their human rights violated, they are at risk of pregnancy and are also more vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases and to HIV/AIDS… All stakeholders must collaborate to reduce teenage pregnancy so that the Caribbean no longer ranks second behind sub-Saharan Africa in this regard,” she said.Speaking about on-going efforts in Guyana, the First Lady informed the panel about her work with Women Across Differences organisation to provide counselling and training in sexual and reproductive health and life and parenting skills, as well as assisting girls to complete their secondary education, the release added.Additionally, the First Lady’s Office has rolled out training programmes in Information Communication Technology and the Self-Reliance and Success in Business workshops that promotes economic empowerment among rural women.“The Caribbean is drawing support from its national and regional partners and hopes that additional support may be forthcoming as we roll out from the pilot in Jamaica to deal with specific national priorities…The cries of these women and girls cannot be ignored. Help us achieve our potential as vibrant, viable members of our communities,” the First Lady pleaded.This forum was held with the aim of discussing how girls and women in the Caribbean can be supported though financial resources, medicines and other supplies, exploring technical expertise that can benefit government, policy and pilot implementation and examining culturally relevant media and communications strategies, which are important vehicles for educating parents and young people about the benefits of both prevention and care seeking.The First Lady is currently with President David Granger at the 71st Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly. She has a series of engagements on the side-lines of the UN meeting: On Tuesday, she attended a reception hosted by the wife of the UN Secretary General, Ban Soon-taek and over the next two days, she is scheduled to attend Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) forum organised by the Bridge the Gap organisation and other activity at the Flatbush Seventh Day Adventist Church in Brooklyn.
The Donegal based comedy group AyeTV1 are having a car boot sale at Lettekenny Community Centre this Saturday in aide of the Sunni Mae Trust.Lily-Mae Morrison has recently been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Neuroblastoma which effects 1 in 100,000 children in Ireland.AyeTV1’s Paul Bonar is a long time collaborator with the trust’s fundraising manager and Lilly-Mae’s Uncle, Paul Hayes. Lily-Mae is the daughter of dancers Judith Sibley and Leighton Morrison who are best known in Galway for their work with Chrysalis Dance and Youth Ballet West. The family face a long battle and need to raise significant funds to help with their fight. The Sunni-Mae Trust for Lily-Mae was officially launched on 6th July in the Town Hall Theatre, GalwayThe AyeTV1 team would greatly appreciate you coming down to give your support. If you don’t fancy buying anything from local handy-man Gary Gamble, you can always donate to the cause.For more information on how you can get involved with fundraising email email@example.com or go to the following linkhttp://www.idonate.ie/372_sunni-mae-trust.htmlDONEGAL COMEDIANS GET SERIOUS WITH FUNDRAISER FOR LILY-MAE was last modified: July 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL COMEDIANS GET SERIOUS WITH FUNDRAISER FOR LILY-MAEletterkenny
Story Links PDF Box Score “UMKC was a tough team tonight,” said head coach Lindsey Horner. “We were locked in our own end for much of the first half unable to solve their pressure. In the second half, the game was played more in the middle third, but we didn’t win the midfield battle for first and second balls. That’s difficult to go on the road and create chances when we are absorbing their attack created from 50/50 balls.” Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Lexie Howard and Reighan Childers each scored one goal for the Kangaroos. The Bulldogs managed just one shot on goal and four shots total, all coming in the second half, as they were shutout for the third-straight match. Senior Vanessa Kavan (Lincoln, Neb.) had the team’s lone shot on goal. Freshman Libby Helverson (West Des Moines, Iowa), junior Shelley Lyjak (Bartlett, Ill.) and sophomore Sam Nosler (Westfield, Ind.) each finished with one shot. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Drake University women’s soccer team lost at UMKC, 2-0, Friday night. UMKC (4-1-0) scored a pair of second-half goals against Drake (1-4-0). Preview Watch Live at North Dakota State 9/2/2018 – 1 PM Drake closes its season-long six-match road trip Sunday at North Dakota State. First kick against the Bison is set for 1 p.m. as the Bulldogs look to stop their three game losing streak. Print Friendly Version
Andy Carroll made an immediate impact for West Ham, who are in complete control at Upton Park.Carroll, signed on loan from Liverpool, played a pivotal role in his new team going ahead after only 54 seconds.Ricardo Vaz Te collected the England striker’s flick and laid the ball across to an unmarked Kevin Nolan, who fired into the corner of the net.Kieran Richardson, making his Fulham debut following a move from Sunderland, brought a save from keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen with a long-range effort, before West Ham almost doubled their lead.Again Carroll was in the thick of the action, this time nodding down to Mohamed Diame, who smashed a shot against the bar.Keeper Mark Schwarzer produced a near-post save to deny Vaz Te, but was unable to rescue Fulham when Mahamadou Diarra allowed Winston Reid to get in front of him and head home Matt Taylor’s 29th-minute corner.Taylor then added the third, rifling in the loose ball after Brede Hangeland had partially cleared another high ball towards Carroll.New signing Dimitar Berbatov is among Fulham’s substitutes.Click here for the Fulham v West Ham quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Some scientists treat religious people as a class. They put them in a test tube, so to speak, to see how they react to a stimulus, then write up the results in scientific papers. The implication seems to be that these fellow humans of theirs are some kind of odd lot.Reactionary: The BBC News reported on a finding by Nature Nanotechnology that “religious people tend to view nanotechnology in a negative light.” One of the researchers stated a truism with a clinical touch: “Religion provides a perceptual filter, highly religious people look at information differently, it follows from the way religion provides guidance in people’s everyday lives.” Buried in the article was an admission that religious people aren’t too dense to understand the science; it’s just that “talking openly about constructing life raises a whole host of moral issues” to them.Obscurantist: Elena Cattaneo wrote a book review in Nature1 last month with the caption, “Misrepresentation of stem-cell science in Italy by political and religious groups is damaging that nation’s laws and the funding and perceived value of biomedical research.” Throughout, the religious people were the ones portrayed as misrepresenting the science and standing in the way of progress: for instance, “In Italy and the United States, politicians are allowing religious ideas to influence the rules of a state and opposing science without clarifying the consequences to the citizens who have elected those politicians.”Gullible: Adorned with a picture of a totem pole, an article in Science Daily explained a new approach by two anthropologists to “explain religious behavior.” Their explanation centered on certain people’s “willingness to accept, without skepticism, the influence of the speaker in a way similar to a child’s acceptance of the influence of a parent.” Belief in the supernatural was secondary to the power of kinship, they suggested.Not all science reporting about religion is negative. Science Daily reported last month that “a dose of God may help medicine.” Another article on Science Daily summarized a study that claimed, “Attending religious services sharply cuts risk of death.” That would seem to aid the population in the struggle for existence. Other recent articles have claimed similar benefits: religion cuts marijuana use, prevents depression, or makes people more generous. Typically, however, the researchers never take seriously their epistemic claims about reality. The common assumption is that the domain of reality belongs to science.1. Elena Cattaneo, “Science, dogmas and the state,” Nature 456, 444-445 (27 November 2008) | doi:10.1038/456444a.One group of human beings putting their fellow human beings into a pigeonhole and applying a label: does that sound scientific? “Religious” is so broad a term, it is essentially meaningless. Are atheists religious when they exercise faith in their disbelief in God? Even if the scientists study the beaks of those in the religion pigeonhole with a magnifying glass, that does not mean they will necessarily arrive at rational conclusions. The pigeons need to come out of their holes and reverse roles. Let’s have some trained theologians put the scientists under the magnifying glass and analyze what makes them say strange things (e.g., 11/25/2008). Dykstra’s Law, you remember, is commutative: Everybody is somebody else’s weirdo. Unquestionably there are religious people who do weird things. So do some academics and sports fanatics. The weird ones may be responding incorrectly to an inclination to believe in God that reflects something in their actual nature. That would make denying that inclination irrational, even if certain distorted outworkings of that inclination among some appear “religulous.” The question is whether the domain of rational inquiry belongs only to those who abandon all references to absolutes in their epistemology and morality. Deep, profound rational inquiry by the greatest minds into the nature of God and man has a long and fascinating history that cannot be pigeonholed into the category “religious.” And arbitrarily restricting one’s domain to a sub-realm of causes incapable of providing coherence and consistency seems a little weird, does it not? Some religious people are weird, as are some scientists. Some, however, are wired.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
13 April 2016The number of planned hotel rooms in Africa has soared to 64 000 in 365 hotels, up almost 30% on the previous year, according to figures from the annual W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey, published on 11 April.The number of planned hotel rooms in Africa has soared to 64 000 in 365 hotels, up almost 30% on the previous year, according to survey.— Fin24 (@Fin24) April 12, 2016The increase was largely the result of strong growth in sub-Saharan Africa, which was up 42.1% on 2015 and was significantly outstripping North Africa, which achieved only a modest 7.5% pipeline increase this year, the survey found.In a major shake-up in the rankings by country, Angola, never before listed in the top 10, pushed Egypt out of second place, as a result of a major deal there signed by AccorHotels.The W Hospitality Group survey is published ahead of the African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). The conference attracts all the major international hotel investors in Africa and is being held for the first time in Lome, in Togo on 21 and 22 June. A second AHIF will take place in Kigali, in Rwanda from 4 to 6 October.“The evidence from our survey is clear – investors remain confident about the future of the hospitality industry on the continent,” said Trevor Ward, W Hospitality Group managing director. “Even when pummelled daily by low commodity prices, exchange rate problems, political challenges and poor infrastructure, Africa remains resilient.”The International Monetary Fund forecast for economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is for an increase of 4% this year and 4.7% in 2017, up from 3.5% in 2015, according to a press release from conference organisers Bench Events. “Overall this is down on the 5% to 6% increase enjoyed over the past decade, but it’s still double or more the forecast for the world’s advanced economies, such as Europe, the USA and Japan.”“Africa is still on the up. For business, trade and capital investment, the continent remains an attractive proposition, leading to continuing demand for accommodation and other hospitality services,” said Matthew Weihs, managing director of Bench Events.Detailed analysisThis is the eighth annual pipeline survey, which looks at hotel industry growth in Africa, particularly international chains signing new deals. The 2016 survey provides a full picture of hotel development across the continent – 36 hotel chains and 86 brands with more than 64 000 rooms in 365 hotels.The inaugural survey was completed in 2009. In that year, there were 19 international and regional hotel chains contributing, with a pipeline of 144 hotels and just under 30 000 rooms.Angola dominated the 2016 report. In July 2015, AccorHotels signed with AAA Activos LDA for the management of 50 hotels with about 6 200 rooms. All were under construction and many were ready to open, according to the survey.Across the continent, the north-south divide on hotel development continued. In 2011, the number of pipeline rooms in the five countries of North Africa was about 25% higher than that in sub-Saharan Africa. Today, it was less than half.“There are two reasons why development activity in North Africa is now somewhat subdued,” Ward explained. “Firstly, the markets there are more mature and have already seen much development, so there are fewer opportunities for new hotels. Secondly, there is the political turmoil – in Libya, which has seen a 40% drop in the pipeline, and also Egypt, parts of which are experiencing drastic reductions in the number of tourists.”Nigeria remained the country with the most rooms in the pipeline, up 20% on 2015. Together with Angola, the two countries accounted for 17 782 rooms, almost 30% of the total pipeline and 40% of the signed rooms in sub-Saharan Africa. South Africa came in ninth, with 2 058 rooms and 11 hotels in the pipeline.Source: Africa- Newsroom.com
An exploding truckMac Sheldon of Demilec gave a great talk titled “SPF Retrofit Problems & Solutions.” He discussed how controls have improved to the point where spray foam going off-ratio, while still possible, is becoming rare. He did show some of the problems that occur, including a scary photo of a box truck with the roof blown off because someone put water in the wrong drum. That drum ended up across the street.Installer errors are the most frequent problems, and there’s been a concerted effort in the industry to improve in that area. Sheldon discussed the new accreditations and certifications that SPFA offers, and Rick Duncan went into a bit more detail about them. If you’re in the business of installing spray foam, get over to the SPFA website now and start getting your workers certified. Don’t ever point your spray wand at human skinThe last speaker of the day was Paul Duffy of Icynene. He discussed some of the basics again and, as several other speakers had done, he hit the issue of safety pretty hard. “It’s going to be an obligatory part of SPF presentations from now on,” he said.Duffy also gave the most jarring example of the day. To illustrate how much pressure the liquid is under when it comes out of the gun in a high-pressure SPF rig, he asked, “What do you think will happen if I aim a foam gun at my hand? It will inject foam under my skin and expand when it gets there.” Low-density, open-cell spray foam expands to 100 times its original volume very quickly, so imagine the Michelin Man on steroids. A quick overviewJoe began by talking about the “perfect wall.” That led quickly to what he calls the 500-year wall, for three reasons: It represents 500 years of evolution; it lasts 500 years; and it takes clients 500 years to pay for it. He went through some of the details he presented in his “Perfect Wall” paper on the Building Science Corp. website, discussing where to use foam, which foam works, and how not to do stupid stuff. RELATED ARTICLES Of course, he also took his jabs. (He called out ASTM at Summer Camp this year.) At the Experts’ Session, he said that ASTM stands for Another Stupid Test Method. He also continued the anti-WUFI campaign I first heard at the Passive House conference in Denver. In discussing how you decide what vapor permeability you want in your materials, he said, “You guess. I’ll trust your guess better than a WUFI analysis. WUFI should only be done with adult supervision.” (WUFI is a modeling tool for moisture and heat transport through building assemblies.) Blowing agents and global warming potentialOne of the big issues in the past couple of years has been the blowing agents used in spray polyurethane foam, specifically HFC-245fa used in closed-cell SPF. This whole thing blew up when Alex Wilson of Environmental Building News wrote a paper in 2010 in which he concluded that closed-cell SPF and extruded polystyrene (XPS) had too much global warming potential (GWP). He made his paper look like science when it wasn’t, and his analysis included so many assumptions that his results were not valid.I wrote a response to his paper in August 2010, Don’t Forget the Science in Building Science, but more people read his paper than mine, and sadly, too many people believed his.Yes, Alex did have a point about the blowing agents, and he should have just said that he didn’t like them instead of trying to calculate bogus “paybacks.” The good news for those who care about the GWP of materials is that the speakers from Honeywell announced their replacement for HFC-245fa, which they call Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent. It has a GWP of less than 5 (HFC-245fa is greater than 1000) and will be available starting in 2013. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. GBA Encyclopedia: Spray Foam Insulation Joe Lstiburek Discusses Basement Insulation and Vapor RetardersInsulation to Keep Us Warm — Not Warm the PlanetSpray Foam Jobs With Lingering Odor ProblemsIt’s OK to Skimp on Insulation, Icynene Says Three Massachusetts Home Fires Linked to Spray Foam Insulation The odor problem was only mentioned brieflyIt was a great day packed with good information. In addition to what I mentioned above, the speakers also hit on the topics of ignition barriers, fires, lawsuits, and odors… briefly.I like spray foam, but I’m also wary of some of the drawbacks. As with most of our technology, though, it works well when used appropriately and poorly when it’s not. It’s still true that the process is more important than the product. We need to get a lot more people in building science and construction to really understand what that means, and Joe’s day-long symposium on spray foam was a great way to help with that. Spray foam insulation evokes some interesting conversation among building scientists, construction professionals, environmentalists, and homeowners who have it in their homes. Many think it solves all problems, no matter how poorly it’s installed. Some think it’s helping to warm the planet and compromise the health of people and pets. In the middle are those who work with it regularly and see both the warts and the beauty of the product.Building Science Corporation recently hosted its annual Experts’ Session, and the first day was all about spray foam insulation, with a collection of people who are mostly in the third camp mentioned above. Joe Lstiburek spoke first, and then introduced several experts to give us high-level information on this product — everything from the basics of open-cell versus closed-cell foam to the latest work on blowing agents.The other invited speakers were:Mac Sheldon from DemilecDr. Mark Bomberg, a building scientist who taught JoeRick Duncan, PhD, PE, from the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA)Xuaco Pascual and Mary Bogdan from HoneywellPaul Duffy from Icynene
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Android#infographic#iPhone Smartphones are in fact taking over the world. An infographic from Web-application monitor service New Relic offers some surprising statistics about the mobile landscape.For example, every day more than 1.3 million Android devices are activated — which is way more than the 300,000 babies born daily. Users now spend more time each day surfing the web or on their mobile apps than they do watching television.There are more than a billion smartphones in use around the world, and age is no barrier — teens, adults and seniors are all well represented among their users. Infographic courtesy of New Relic Related Posts brian s hall What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …