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US singled out by G7 allies over steel and aluminum tariffs

US singled out by G7 allies over steel and aluminum tariffs

first_imgWHISTLER, B.C. – The United States is being singled out by all of its G7 allies over the Trump administration’s hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum as the exclusive club of rich nations edges closer to a trade war.The dispute over U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs is driving a wedge in the G7, laying the groundwork for a potential clash among its leaders next week in Quebec’s Charlevoix region.Following the conclusion today of a three-day meeting of G7 finance ministers in Whistler, B.C., Finance Minister Bill Morneau issued issued a chair’s summary that says the other six members want Trump to hear their message of “concern and disappointment” over the U.S. trade actions.I wish to thank my G7 counterparts for the productive meetings in Whistler – and I reiterate Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau’s appeal for commons sense to prevail as the Summit gets underway in Charlevoix next week.— Bill Morneau (@Bill_Morneau) June 2, 2018Allies including Canada and the European Union are threatening retaliatory tariffs in hope of forcing Trump to back down from his position.They are calling for decisive action from Washington and are urging U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to deliver their message before next week’s leaders’ summit.The G7 leaders’ summit, which will be hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will also mark Trump’s first visit to Canada as president.last_img read more

Lionel Richie To Perform At Rihannas Diamond Ball

Lionel Richie To Perform At Rihannas Diamond Ball

first_imgLionel Richie will perform at the second annual Diamond Ball, a black tie fundraising event benefitting Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) and presented by Samsung.Taking place on December 10th at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, Kevin Hart will serve as host for the unforgettable evening.Founded in 2012 by Rihanna in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Brathwaite, CLF works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture.
”I’m so proud of the work the Clara Lionel Foundation has done in its first year and can’t wait to celebrate with the iconic Lionel Richie and incredibly talented Kevin Hart at this year’s Diamond Ball,” said Rihanna.
During the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball, Rihanna will present Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation, with the inaugural Diamond Honors Award. Under Mr. Rapino’s leadership, commitment to service has become a hallmark of Live Nation. The company and its subsidiaries including Ticketmaster have supported the philanthropic efforts of countless Live Nation artists including (RED), From One Hand to AnOTHER, The Pies Delscazos Foundation and The Shawn Carter Foundation as well as local charities throughout the 40 US markets where it has operations. Mr. Rapino has ensured that he serves his 20,000 employees when in need through the establishment of a Live Nation fund called Taking Care of Our Own which provides financial support and resources to employees facing personal adversity.In addition, Mr. Rapino and his wife Jolene are the founders of The Rapino Foundation, an international development and relief organization with a focus on the world’s most vulnerable populations such as women and children in the developing world. The Diamond Honors Award will be presented each year to a recipient who, like Mr. Rapino, has demonstrated true leadership in the fields of philanthropy and entertainment and whose work furthers CLF’s mission of improving the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture.“This foundation is close to my heart and I am so grateful for Michael Rapino’s support and commitment to our cause,” said Rihanna. “No one is more deserving of the first Diamond Honors Award than him.”Last year’s inaugural Diamond Ball was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and featured an electrifying performance by Rihanna. In addition to special guest Brad Pitt, other celebrity attendees included Salma Hayek, Ellen Pompeo, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Fabulous and others who all came to show their support for the Clara Lionel Foundation. The event raised over $2 million – funds that were used to purchase two new state-of-the-art pieces of equipment for the Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Barbados. The most significant addition was a cutting edge brachytherapy system, the first of its kind in North America and one of only three in the world. With this addition, the center is now one of the most modern in the Caribbean with neighboring islands/hospitals referring patients to the Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine.
In addition to the Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, other current programs include the Barbados Micro Grants for Schools Program as well as the Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Program which will be formerly launched during the Diamond Ball. This exciting new program will award full scholarships to youth globally giving them the opportunity to receive an education anywhere in the United States.
Paddle8, the auction house for 21st-century collectors, will serve as the auction partner for the event, with Paddle8 co-founder, Alexander Gilkes, leading the live auction. Highlights include a guitar signed by Bono and an original piece by Jeff Koons among many others. These items will be available online in the weeks leading up to the live auction via Paddle8.com/clf, beginning on November 25th.Samsung is the event’s presenting sponsor, with other sponsors including Live Nation and Puma. For table and ticket information, please contact Towalame Austin at info@claralionelfoundation.org or 310-975-6878.last_img read more

Gas bars for sale Loblaw looking for prospective buyers of 212 filling

Gas bars for sale Loblaw looking for prospective buyers of 212 filling

Gas bars for sale: Loblaw looking for prospective buyers of 212 filling stations BRAMPTON, Ont. – Loblaw Co. says it’s taking steps to sell its network of 212 gasoline filling stations.In a statement from its head office in Brampton, Ont., Loblaw (TSX:L) said the gas bars continue to deliver strong, stable cash flows.But the company best known for its grocery business said it believes the right strategic partner would “elevate” the fuel business.The company says it will “engage potential buyers,” but didn’t provide an estimated price tag for the business or other details of its plan.Loblaw said about 20 per cent of stores under its various banners, including No Frills, Your Independent Grocer and Real Canadian Superstore, have a gas bar adjacent to them.They are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Yukon. by The Canadian Press Posted May 27, 2016 6:22 am MDT Last Updated May 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN launches Environmental Rights Initiative

UN launches Environmental Rights Initiative

“Those who struggle to protect planet and people should be celebrated as heroes , but the sad fact is that many are paying a heavy price with their safety and sometimes their lives,” Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said Tuesday, launching the UN Environmental Rights Initiative in Geneva. “It’s our duty to stand on the side of those who are on the right side of history. It means standing for the most fundamental and universal of human rights,” he added.By helping people to understand how to defend their rights, and by assisting governments to safeguard environmental rights, UNEP maintains that the initiative will bring environmental protection nearer to the people.Although, since the 1970s, environmental rights have grown more rapidly than any other human right and are enshrined in over 100 constitutions, in January the international non-governmental organization (NGO) Global Witness documented that almost four environmental defenders are being killed weekly – with the true total likely far higher.Many more are harassed, intimidated and forced from their lands. Moreover, around 40-50 per cent of the 197 environmental defenders killed in 2017 came from indigenous and local communities.“Violations of environmental rights have a profound impact on a wide variety of human rights, including the rights to life, self-determination, food, water, health, sanitation, housing, cultural, civil and political rights,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said, recounting recent visits to Papua New Guinea and Fiji where he was made keenly aware of the impact of extractive industries and climate change on individual rights.“It is crucial that those most affected are able to meaningfully participate in decisions relating to land and the environment,” he stressed.Two disturbing counter-trends are underway. The first is the escalating intimidation and murder of environmental defenders, and the second is some countries’ attempts to limit NGO activities.“States have a responsibility to prevent and punish rights abuses committed by private corporations within their territory, and businesses have an obligation to avoid infringing on the human rights of others,” Mr. Zeid continued. “I hope this new Initiative will be able to encourage States and businesses to comply with these obligations.”Leo Heileman, UNEP director for the office in Latin America and the Caribbean called it “an opportunity to give environmental rights the same legal standing as human rights at the global level.”Among other things, the initiative will help governments strengthen institutional capacities to develop and implement policy and legal frameworks protecting environmental rights, and assist businesses to better understand their environmental rights obligations and provide guidance on how to advance beyond a compliance culture.“I am proposing to the UN Human Rights Council that the UN should join countries in recognizing a global right to a healthy environment,” said John Knox Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment . “The time has come to recognize this formal interdependence of human rights and the environment, not only at national level but at the UN level too.” read more

Saab calls for biofuels boost

Saab calls for biofuels boost

Saab calls for biofuels boost Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Nash said, ‘Upon publication of the Stern Review the British government claimed to be leading the global debate on climate change. Well I don’t see much evidence of that. What I see is the Swedish government taking progressive measures, such as major tax relief at the pump and for company car drivers, and free parking in Swedish cities to encourage drivers into environmentally friendly cars, instead of penalising them.’ The SMMT believes that incentives are important in driving demand for flex-fuel vehicles such as the Saab 9-5 and the Ford Focus FFV. They offer an alternative to the stick of taxation and play a central role in an integrated approach to CO2 reduction from road transport. In Sweden, 13 per cent of new cars are alternative-fuelled models. Of these, most are powered by E85 bioethanol, which is the highest blend biofuel currently available. Huge incentives are available to buyers there, which aren’t in the UK. So Saab, along with Ford, Morrisons Supermarket and the National Farmers Union, have appealed to the Chancellor to include incentives in his 2007  budget. Saab managing director Jonathan Nash has appealed to the UK government to boost the emerging bioethanol industry. Speaking at the launch of its second flex-fuel car – the Saab 9-5 2.3t BioPower – Nash said that CO2 emissions could be cut by as much as 70 per cent, yet incentives for buyers in the UK were not available. read more

Alumna returns to Brock for lecture on Alzheimer Disease

Alumna returns to Brock for lecture on Alzheimer Disease

Mary AustromA Brock alumna and expert in the field of aging and Alzheimer Disease (AD) will return to the University as a guest speaker on March 3.Mary G. Austrom, Brock’s 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, will present the Faculty of Social Sciences Alumni Lecture.Austrom will speak on “Caring for the Caregiver: Alzheimer Disease And Its Impact On The Family.”“The Faculty of Social Sciences is very honoured to be hosting Dr. Austrom’s presentation at Brock. She is a former Brock undergraduate student who has built a career completing world-class research into Alzheimer Disease,” said Tom Dunk, Dean of Social Sciences.“It is wonderful that she is able to return to Brock to share her knowledge with both the Brock community and the broader community in the Niagara Region.”The event is at 7 p.m. in room 215 of the Academic South Building, located opposite Health Services and Campus Security. Admission is free and the public is welcome, but those attending should RSVP to tgeoffroy@brocku.ca by Feb. 25.Since receiving her BEd and BA from Brock in 1980 and 1981 respectively, Austrom has published more than 100 articles, chapters and abstracts on AD. At the Indiana University School of Medicine, she is the first and only endowed professor for Alzheimer education in the world, receiving the Wesley O. Martin endowment in 2006.Her work involves non-pharmacological interventions for AD patients and their caregivers. She delivers workshops for families and staff at long-term care homes. In addition to professional conferences, she has given hundreds of presentations to families, professional caregivers and support groups across North America.Her work is becoming increasingly vital. At the turn of the last century, about four per cent of the U.S. population was over 65 years of age. Today, seniors account for 13 per cent of the population, Austrom says. It will be more than 20 per cent by 2030.After leaving Brock, Austrom earned master’s and doctoral degrees from York University in 1983 and 1989 respectively. In 1990, she joined Indiana University, where she is professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry and the director of the Education Core at the Indian Alzheimer Disease Center.“(The) opportunities that Brock gave students prepared me for graduate work and for my academic career,” she said in an interview with Surgite, Brock’s alumni magazine.Austrom admitted she didn’t have a master plan for her career and education.“Somehow,” she said, “I’ve cobbled together this great career.” read more

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller leaves game with left knee injury

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller leaves game with left knee injury

Ohio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller lies on the field in pain after injuring his knee in the first quarter against San Diego State. OSU won, 42-7.Shelby Lum / Photo editorOhio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller left the field less than three minutes into Saturday’s game versus San Diego State with a left knee injury. As of the beginning of the second quarter, Miller had not returned to the game.According to a report on the ABC telecast, Miller will not return to the game.Miller was carted to the locker room, where he had a brace put on his knee according to an OSU athletics spokesman. He returned to the sideline prior to the end of the first quarter, but did not return for the Buckeyes’ first possession of the second quarter.The injury occurred at the end of a 5-yard run up the middle of the field by Miller to convert a 4th-and-1 situation. Miller was hit by two defenders at the end of his run. His helmet was knocked off in the process and he appeared to take a shot to his head on his way down to the ground, but an OSU athletics spokesman confirmed the injury situation was with his knee.Miller was replaced in the game by redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton. Guiton completed six of seven passing attempts for 72 yards in the first quarter, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown on the Buckeyes’ third offensive series of the game.Miller completed his first two passing attempts of the game for 30 yards prior to leaving the game. The 5-yard run was his only rushing attempt of the game prior to his injury. read more

Carsten Lichtlein to VfL Gummersbach

Carsten Lichtlein to VfL Gummersbach

Carsten Lichtleinhandball transfersTBV Lemgo ← Previous Story WISLA TV: “Goodbye, Lars” Next Story → EHF EURO 2014 WEEK – TOP 10 MOMENTS: Magic moments, crisis, last dance and so on… German NT goalkeeper Carsten Lichtlein (33) will play for VfL Gummersbach in the next three years with an option for one season more. Despite their problems with the level of results and relegation battle second year in a row, Gummersbach has still great plans for the future as one of the most succesful teams in the history of handball. New Schwalbe Arena will be ready for the upcoming season with 4132 seats with some new energy and roster of coach Enid Kurtagic:– I am very proud that one German NT player decided to come in our team in current situation – said Frank Flatten, VfL secretary general.Lichtlein is coming from TBV Lemgo, where he played since 2005. He is the first “option” of Martin Heuberger for Silvio Heinevetter.photo: tbv-lemgo.de read more

21yearold man killed in singlevehicle crash

21yearold man killed in singlevehicle crash

first_img A MAN IN his 20s has died after his car struck a ditch near Kiskeam, Co Cork.Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene of a one-car collision before 6am on the R577 near the village of Kiskeam.The occupant of the car, a 21-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.His body has since been removed to Cork University Hospital for a post-mortem examination and the local Coroner has been notified.The road remains closed to facilitate Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions are in place.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Macroom Garda Station on 026 20590 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Read: Man (30s) dies in early morning car crashRead: A body has been recovered from the wreckage of Rescue 116 24,228 Views 4 Comments Image: Google Maps Image: Google Maps Short URL Sunday 26 Mar 2017, 12:46 PM Share83 Tweet Email By Gráinne Ní Aodha Mar 26th 2017, 12:46 PM 21-year-old man killed in single-vehicle crash Gardaí were called to the scene shortly before 6am today. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3307430 last_img read more

Cypriot corpses identified

Cypriot corpses identified

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The remains of five Greek Cypriot soldiers who appear in an iconic 1974 photo surrendering to invading Turkish troops were found in an abandoned well in the Turkish Cypriot north, officials said Monday.The remains of the soldiers and 14 other people were exhumed from an abandoned well in late 2006 near the northern village of Tziaos, Elias Georgiades, an official with the United Nations-led Committee on Missing Persons, said. He said the soldiers’ families were informed Friday that the remains had been identified.The five soldiers whose corpses were found in the well were Antonakis Korelli, Panayiotis Nikolaou, Yiannis Papayianni, Christoforos Skordi and Filippos Chatzikiriakou.The soldiers’ families and Greek Cypriot officials called the photographs proof that they were murdered in the custody of Turkish troops.“It’s a cold-blooded execution,” Andreas Hadjikyriakos, a brother of one of the soldiers told Cypriot television. “I can never accept this.”“For the soldiers to be discovered the way they were, in a well, proves they were murdered,” said Cypriot government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou, who urged Turkey to investigate what happened.“The discoveries confirm the crimes and flagrant breach of international law and human rights during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus,” said Greek Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Grigoris Delavekouras.Turkey invaded 35 years ago and split Cyprus into an internationally recognised Greek south and a breakaway Turkish north in response to a coup by Athens-backed supporters of union with Greece. Around 1,500 Greek Cypriots and 500 Turkish Cypriots vanished during the invasion and in interethnic clashes in the early 1960s. The photographs became a symbol of the decades-long bids by relatives of the missing to trace the fates of their loved ones.Since starting exhumations three years ago, a UN-sponsored program has unearthed 537 sets of remains from 269 burial sites on both sides of the divide. Some 162 identified missing individuals, 119 Greek Cypriots and 44 Turkish Cypriots, have so far been returned to their families.last_img read more

SC asks CMM to return Mannas passport

SC asks CMM to return Mannas passport

first_imgMahmudur Rahman Manna. File photoThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the chief metropolitan magistrate of Dhaka to return the passport of Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna for three months for the purpose of treatment.At the same time, the SC also asked Manna to submit the passport to the CMM court within one week of his return from abroad after treatment.A three-strong SC bench headed by chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order after Manna filed a petition seeking his passport.Manna had to submit his passport to the court after the Appellate Division on 28 November last year upheld his bail and asked the court to keep his passport if it is not appropriated.The SC upheld the bail granted by the High Court in two cases filed on charge of treason and inciting military coup, with Gulshan police station in early 2015.Manna was arrested on 25 February 2015 after an audio clip of his telephone-conversation with Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka, who was staying in New York, and another person was leaked.last_img read more

Heres Everything Coming to Amazon Prime Video in February 2019

Heres Everything Coming to Amazon Prime Video in February 2019

first_img The best thing about February’s frigid temperatures? Staying home and binge-watching movies and TV shows, of course. Both Netflix and Hulu have must-watch lineups for the month,  but Amazon Prime Video also has much to offer for your wintertime hibernation entertainment needs.Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, The Matrix (and its sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions) will be available for streaming starting Feb. 1. On the originals front, Amazon is satisfying customers’ craving for more true-crime stories with Lorena, a four-part docuseries on Lorena Bobbitt and the infamous penis-slicing case that riveted people in 1994. It’s executive-produced by Jordan Peele and begins streaming on Feb. 15.Here’s everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in February 2019.February 1Agatha Christie Presents: ABC Murders, Season 1 (Prime Original series)In Plain Sight, Season 1-5Just Add Magic, Season 3 (Prime Original series)23 1/2 Hours Leave  Along Came Polly Barefoot Bounty Brand of the Devil Broadway Danny Rose Chaos Delta Farce Flesh+Blood Foolish Four Weddings and a Funeral Gambler’s ChoiceGeneration Wealth (Prime Original movie)Gorilla Ship Guru, the Mad Monk Hay Foot Headline Crasher High Lonesome High School Girl Hollywood Without Make-Up Hunters of the Deep Irish Luck Jacaré Joan the Woman Lady from Chungking Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Little Miss Hoover Loaded Pistols Lost Canyon Lucky Ghost Lucky Terror Lying Lips Marathon Man Marie Galante Men of the Plains My Lady of Whims ‘Neath Canadian Skies ‘Neath the Arizona Skies Next Day Air No Substitute for Victory On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Oriental Evil Orphans of the Storm Outlaw Express Outlaws of the Desert Paradise Express Partners of the Plains Pirates on Horseback Private Snuffy Smith Queen of the Jungle Racing Blood Raiders of the Border  Rawhide Reckless Decision Rogue of the Range A Romance of Happy Valley A Romance of the Redwood Round-Up Time in Texas Rubber Tires Secret of the Wastelands Secrets of Three Hungry Wives Sepia Cinderella Sisters of Death Sparrows Spirit of Youth Star Kid Stella Maris A Strange Adventure Swamp Fire Terminator 2: Judgment Day Texas Jack Texas to Bataan That Gang of Mine The Blues Brothers The Border Legion The Ghost Walks The Hoosier Schoolmaster The James Dean Story The Jesus Trip The Kid The Kid Ranger The Last of the Clintons The Last of the Mohicans The Love of Sunya The Married Virgin  The Matrix The Matrix Reloaded The Matrix Revolutions The Money The Phantom Broadcast The Portrait of a Lady The Proud and Damned The Purple Rose of Cairo The Quiet Ones The Shadow Strikes The Thomas Crown Affair The Time Traveler’s Wife The Violent Years Thelma & Louise Three Husbands Three Men from Texas Tombstone Canyon Tomorrow at Seven Tracy the Outlaw Unforgettable Universal Soldier Untamed Heart Vigilantes of Boomtown Wacky Taxi Wagon Trail Wagon Wheels  Water Rustlers Wayne’s World Wayne’s World 2 West of the Law Whistling Bullets White Pongo Wild Country Wildfire Winning of the West Ye Shanghai Yodelin’ Kid from Pine Ridge Young DynamiteFebruary 5The Tunnel, Season 3February 6Hillary, Season 1February 7PapillonFebruary 8Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Prime Original movie)White Dragon, Season 1 (Prime Original series)The PromiseFebruary 15Lorena, Season 1 (Prime Original series)February 16What They HadFebruary 17The PartyFebruary 21Odd Squad: Odds and EndsFebruary 22This Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy, Season 1 (Prime Original series)February 23Death WishFebruary 25Every DayFebruary 28The Young and Prodigious T.S. SpivetMore on Geek.com:Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix in February 2019Here’s Everything Coming to Hulu in February 2019Streaming Media Player Showdown: Amazon Fire TV vs. Fire TV Stick These Are the Games You Should Check Out in February 2019Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix in February 2019 Stay on targetlast_img read more

Golden silver nanoparticle looks and behaves like gold

Golden silver nanoparticle looks and behaves like gold

first_img More information: Chakra P. Joshi, et al. “[Ag25(SR)18]-: The ‘Golden’ Silver Nanoparticle.” Journal of the American Chemical Society. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b07088 Journal information: Journal of the American Chemical Society The ‘golden’ silver nanocluster with 25 silver atoms and 18 ligand molecules, (left) without a counterion and (right) with a counterion. The structures show silver atoms on the vertices of the icosahedron (green), silver atoms on the icosahedron faces (purple), sulfur atoms (yellow), carbon atoms (gray), and phosphorus atoms (red). Credit: Osman Bakr, KAUST Separate teams develop similar method for creating non-oxidizing silver nanoparticles The scientists investigated the silver nanocluster’s crystal structure using X-ray diffraction, in which an X-ray beam strikes the crystallized structure and is reflected at various angles to create a diffraction pattern on a detector. This technique revealed that the silver nanocluster has one silver atom at the center of a 12-pointed-star-like shape called an icosahedron. While 12 of the other silver atoms form the 12 points, the remaining 12 silver atoms occupy some of the faces. This arrangement is almost exactly like that of the gold nanocluster, except that three of the atoms on the faces of the silver nanocluster are turned in a different direction. As far as the scientists can tell, the orientation of these three atoms is the only notable structural difference between the silver and gold nanoclusters, and it causes a slight distortion in the silver nanoclusters. (Phys.org)—In an act of “nano-alchemy,” scientists have synthesized a silver (Ag) nanocluster that is virtually identical to a gold (Au) nanocluster. On the outside, the silver nanocluster has a golden yellow color, and on the inside, its chemical structure and properties also closely mimic those of its gold counterpart. The work shows that it may be possible to create silver nanoparticles that look and behave like gold despite underlying differences between the two elements, and could lead to creating similar analogues between other pairs of elements. Citation: ‘Golden’ silver nanoparticle looks and behaves like gold (2015, September 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-golden-silver-nanoparticle-gold.html The researchers, led by Osman Bakr, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, have published the paper in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.”In some aspects, this is very similar to alchemy, but we call it ‘nano-alchemy,'” Bakr told Phys.org. “When we first encountered the optical spectrum of the silver nanocluster, we thought that we may have inadvertently switched the chemical reagents for silver with gold, and ended up with gold nanoparticles instead. But repeated synthesis and measurements proved that the clusters were indeed silver and yet show properties akin to gold. It was really surprising to us as scientists to find not only similarities in the color and optical properties, but also the X-ray structure.”Like all chemical elements, silver and gold are defined by their number of protons: silver has 47, and gold has 79. The work here doesn’t change the number of protons in an atom of silver; otherwise it would no longer be considered silver. Instead, the researchers synthesized a nanocluster of 25 silver atoms, along with 18 other molecules called “ligands” that surround the silver atoms. The entire negatively charged, silver-based complex ion has the chemical formula [Ag25(SPhMe2)18]-.Although a few other silver nanoclusters have been synthesized in recent years, this is the first silver nanocluster that has a matching analogue in gold: [Au25(SPhMe2)18]- has previously been reported. Besides both nanoclusters having 25 metal atoms and 18 ligands, they also both have all of their atoms and electrons arranged in almost exactly the same way. In their study, the researchers performed tests demonstrating that the silver and gold nanoclusters have very similar optical properties. Typically, silver nanoclusters are brown or red in color, but this one looks just like gold because it emits light at almost the same wavelength (around 675 nm) as gold. The golden color can be explained by the fact that both nanoclusters have virtually identical crystal structures. The question naturally arises: why are these silver and gold nanoclusters so similar, when individual atoms of silver and gold are very different, in terms of their optical and structural properties? As Bakr explained, the answer may have to do with the fact that, although larger in size, the nanoclusters behave like “superatoms” in the sense that their electrons orbit the entire nanocluster as if it were a single giant atom. These superatomic orbitals in the silver and gold nanoclusters are very similar, and, in general, an atom’s electron configuration contributes significantly to its properties.”The size scale of nanoparticles lies in between atoms/molecules and bulk material, where the absolute rule of neither quantum nor classical physics is observed,” Bakr explained. “However, the Ag nanoparticle we synthesized was so small in size that it actually behaves a lot like an atom, i.e., a superatom. Since the structural framework of Ag25 is nearly identical to Au25, which makes similar atomic arrangements in 3D space, this special atomic arrangement allows for the hybridization of Ag atomic orbitals and ligand orbitals (the organic molecules surrounding the metal) in Ag25 to produce superatomic orbitals that are very similar to the well-known Au25 system. This could be the main reason for the similarities observed between the Ag and Au clusters, which may not be possible to achieve with individual atoms or bulk materials.”While the results here show that silver can acquire the properties of gold, the reverse may also be possible, with gold being synthesized to look and behave like silver. “If silver can acquire properties of gold, there is no obvious reason why the reverse shouldn’t be possible,” Bakr said.This duality, in which one type of atom acquires the properties of another, has the potential to offer unprecedented abilities in nanoscience research, and is one area that the scientists plan to investigate more in the future.The researchers also hope that the results will lead to a better understanding of the fundamental differences between gold and silver. For instance, although both materials are lustrous metals, gold is relatively biocompatible and being researched for biomedicine, whereas silver is cytotoxic and used in antibacterial surface coatings. Questions like these may be answered by blurring the lines between the elements as we know them.”Our future plan is to synthesize other sizes of gold clusters and other metal analogues of gold nanoparticles to explore whether these clusters would still show the behavior of gold or not,” Bakr said. “Our goal is to find cheaper substitutes for gold in applications where gold nanoparticles are required.” (Left) Optical properties of the silver and gold nanoclusters, with the inset showing photographs of the actual color of the synthesized nanoclusters. The graph shows the absorption (solid lines) and normalized emission (dotted lines) spectra. (Right) Various representations of the X-ray structure of the silver nanocluster. Credit: Joshi, et al. ©2015 American Chemical Society © 2015 Phys.org Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | July 27, 2012 ScImage Boosts Cardiology Workflow With Innovative Clinical Reporting Framework Feedback-based, multisite R&D culminates in improved reporting workflow News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more July 27, 2012 — With a great deal of practical, clinical feedback from a broad demographic of facilities with differing processes and needs, ScImage has comprehensively improved the workflow and the consequent efficiency of its PicomSRI structured reporting platform.While ScImage has been delivering structured reporting since 2003, continuing research and development efforts led to a study of reporting processes in real world clinical care at existing customer sites. This research has culminated in the latest release of PicomSRI within the company’s PicomEnterprise software system.ScImage received invaluable input from existing customers, including Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles; St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo.; BJC Healthcare, St. Louis; Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis, Ore.; Heartland Health System, St. Joseph, Mo.; Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, Ariz.; Ohio Valley General Hospital, McKees Rocks, Pa.; Lake Regional Health System, Osage Beach, Mo.; and Huntsville Hospital Health System, Huntsville, Ala.The PicomEnterprise platform auto-captures clinical data points into an outcomes database, which is dynamically linked to PicomSRI, providing a reporting foundation. PicomSRI reporting scripts have been designed for echocardiography, nuclear medicine, stress electrocardiography (ECG) with echo, stress ECG with gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), Holter, catherization, OB/GYN and a diverse collection of radiology procedures.As an example of gains in workflow efficiency, the PicomSRI reporting engine automatically inserts evidence-based clinical statements into the report, based on measurement data captured from an echocardiograph. These pre-defined statement definitions are in accordance with current American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) reporting guidelines, while the structured reporting supports ICAEL accreditation requirements.For more information: www.scimage.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Related Content Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more last_img read more

Ban Sabai Sunset Beach Resort Spa wins 2010 Travelers Ch

Ban Sabai Sunset Beach Resort Spa wins 2010 Travelers Ch

first_imgBan Sabai Sunset Beach Resort & Spa received an award in 2010 Traveler’s ‘choice Awards from Trip Advisor in the categories of “Best for Romance in Asia”. Trip Advisor announces winners of its 2010 Traveler’s Choice awards, the eighth annual competition – the largest ever.  Unlike any other hotel honors in the world, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travelers on TripAdvisor.com.”Inspired by millions of trusted traveler reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor.com, the Travelers’ Choice awards once again highlight the finest hotels in the world,” said Christine Petersen, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. Ban Sabai is a luxury boutique resort and spa located on Taling Kgam Beach, Koh Samui. This part of the island is very different to other beaches such as Chaweng and still retains its pristine island charm. The long soft sandy beach, spectacular views of Koh Samui coast, nearby islands and sunsets make it an ideal spot for a relaxing beach holiday.  Ban Sabai’s superbly appointed beachfront villas and sunset rooms sit amidst our private, tranquil spa and gardens where the only sound are the gentle rhythms of the sea. The resort offers 21 rooms and villas. Sunset Jacuzzi Rooms and Sunset Jacuzzi Deluxe Rooms offer a view of the stunning Samui Marine National Park and sunsets.  Garden villas are situated around the swimming pool, featuring a refreshing plunge pool and a private Sala in which to just relax or be pampered with a luxurious spa program.  Beachfront Pool Villas are located right by  the beach with a 2 bedrooms or 1 bedroom / living room unit.Related link:  http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoiceList-g2-cRomancewww.bansabaisunset.com Source = Ban Sabai Sunset Beach Resort & Spalast_img read more

Wyndham boss takes on nations best

Wyndham boss takes on nations best

first_imgWyndham boss takes on nation’s best – Barry RobinsonWyndham boss takes on nation’s best in Executive of the Year AwardsGold Coast based hospitality heavyweight Barry Robinson has been named a finalist in the prestigious CEO Magazine Executive of the Year Awards, which will be held at Crown Melbourne on November 15.The President and Managing Director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific (WVRAP) and Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim (WHGSEAPR) will take on executives from Carnival Australia, The Grounds and BIG4 Holiday Parks Australia in the Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year category. Mr Robinson previously won this award in 2015.The Executive of the Year Awards is Australia’s most hotly contested event celebrating the exceptional contributions made by the CEOs and senior management who drive the country’s top organisations.“It is an honour and very humbling to be recognised in the Executive of the Year Awards alongside so many inspiring leaders,” Mr Robinson said. “After almost 40 years in the industry, it’s fair to say hospitality is my passion and I am especially dedicated to ensuring we deliver unmatched holiday experiences to all of our customers.”From his base on the Gold Coast, Mr Robinson leads WVRAP, the South Pacific’s largest timeshare company with 28 resorts in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Thailand, as well as WHGSEAPR, which comprises more than 115 hotels across 15 countries and nine hotel brands.Wyndham has experienced rapid growth under Mr Robinson’s leadership, with 28 new properties opened across the region in 2016 alone. In 2017, Mr Robinson has placed a focus on customers and has challenged all staff to create personalised and memorable experiences for their guests, colleagues and suppliers every day.With more than 630 staff based at the Wyndham Corporate Centre in Bundall and across three Gold Coast resorts, Wyndham is one of the city’s largest private employers. The company employs more than 4,000 people across the Asia Pacific region.Source = Wyndhamlast_img read more

Housing Market Primed for Sellers

Housing Market Primed for Sellers

first_img 2019 Housing Market Home Sellers 2019-06-24 Mike Albanese Share June 24, 2019 641 Views The number of Americans that believe now is a good to sell jumped in Q2 2019 to 46%, according to information by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Optimism in selling increased from 37% in Q1 2019, and NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said moderate increases in home prices is a contributing factor.“With home price appreciation slowing, home sellers understand that the days of large price gains from holding an extra year are over,” Yun said. Also increasing was the amount of people who think now is a good time to buy with 65% agreeing, and 35% disagreeing, which is unchanged from Q1 2019. The NAR states that 55% of those polled said the economy is improving, which is a slight increase from last quarter’s 53%, with optimism greatest among those who earn $100,000 or more and reside in rural areas. The report added that 53% of Gen Xers said the economy is on the right track, which is up from Q2 2019’s 50%. “Many in the Generation X population find themselves needing to purchase multi-generational homes,” Yun said. “Also, they may be feeling financial stress from caring for aging parents and children of all ages. Nonetheless, they have an optimistic outlook about the future.”Sixty-three percent of those surveyed said they believe home prices have increased over the past year—an increase from last quarters 61%—and 43% said prices will remain the same over the next six months. The survey also found that 49% said they expect to see an increase in prices over the next six months. Twenty-seven percent of those surveyed who don’t own a home said they believe it would be difficult to qualify for a mortgage due to their financial state, and 30% said it would be “somewhat difficult” to qualify. “Lower mortgage rates, along with job and wage growth, will lead to an increase in sales and thereby contribute positively to economic growth in the upcoming quarters,” Yun said. center_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Origination Housing Market Primed for Sellers?last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Australian cruise line

Go back to the enewsletter Australian cruise line

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAustralian cruise line Coral Expeditions is heightening expectations for its new expedition cruise vessel, Coral Adventurer, announcing new details of the maiden 2019/2020 season, set to commence on 22 April 2019.The progress of Coral Adventurer at shipbuilder Vard is on schedule, with all construction milestones on track, the ship’s steelwork completed, and major equipment successfully installed.Build has commenced on the ship’s lightweight dual Xplorer expedition tenders. These open safari boats will extend the capabilities of the ship beyond current cruise industry benchmarks by allowing rapid deployment of all passengers in two small groups of 60 on shore excursions. Designed for fast transit with open views and resting on hydraulic platforms slung off the rear of the vessel, the Xplorers can cruise up rivers, land on beaches, and disembark at village piers, allowing the mother ship to venture far off the beaten path. The Xplorer tenders are a trademark feature of all Coral Expeditions ships, and their operation has been refined over the past 20 years of daily operations.Following extensive testing and shakedown cruises in March and April 2019, Coral Adventurer will start service in Singapore with a traditional launch ceremony on 22 April 2019 before embarking on its sold-out maiden voyage – the first of a series themed “In The Trail of Tasman”, bound for Darwin. The 18-day expedition cruise through the Indonesian Archipelago will retrace the historic explorations of Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who was first to map the coastlines of New Zealand, New Guinea and Northern Australia in the 17th century.All Coral Adventurer’s cabins are outward-facing with the majority having French windows and private balconies. Two spacious suites of 55 square metres will feature bathrooms with picture windows. There are multiple indoor and outdoor bars with lounge seating, inviting guests to sit back and watch the panorama unfold outside. A guest observation lounge located in the bridge (a Coral Expeditions’ trademark) will allow guests to immerse themselves in the navigation activity.A new addition will include a special purpose room allowing guests to enjoy art workshops, photographic tutelage and scientific research projects that will be incorporated into the voyage experience.Drawing upon the company’s pioneering roots, the Coral Expeditions team has developed a diverse range of expeditions for its newest ship in the tropical region north of Australia. The voyages are designed to maximise the technology and expedition capabilities of the ship.Following its inaugural voyage, the Coral Adventurer will start its scheduled season through April 2020. The schedule includes:2019Wildlife and Warriors of West Papua – Experience the crossroads of civilisation in rarely visited West Papau, with a loop through remote islands along the coast and visits to lush National Parks and traditional villages. Sailing 10-nights round-trip from Darwin, departing 13 May.The Kimberley Coast – A series of 10-night trips between Broome and Darwin exploring the ancient and breathtaking Kimberly Coast, a region that Coral Expeditions pioneered and has been sailing for 24 years. Coral Adventurer will offer 12 trips on the Kimberley Coast between May and September.Customs and Craftsmen of Papua New Guinea – Circle Papua New Guinea and discover the enduring culture of seldom-visited regions over 22-nights from Darwin to Cairns. This themed cultural and art cruise will be hosted by renowned curator and collector Mr. Arthur Beau Palmer and departs 8 October.Frontier Lands of Papua New Guinea – An immersion in one of the last great wilderness areas on the planet with destinations including the Sepik River. Sailing 12-nights from Cairns to Madang, departing 31 October.Papua New Guinea: Australian Geographic Society Expedition – A special voyage along the coast of Papua New Guinea with guest lecturers and historians of the Australian Geographic Society. Sailing 12-nights from Madang to Cairns, departing 12 November.Papua New Guinea Circle – An unforgettable circle of the land that time forgot experiencing some of the world’s most exotic and untouched regions as they emerge into the 21st Century. Offered in two parts: 12-nights from Cairns to Wewak, departing 25 November; and 13-nights from Wewak to Darwin, departing 7 December.Spice Islands and Raja Ampat – An immersive voyage visiting colonial forts and palaces with opportunity to absorb the aromas of vibrant spice markets and to explore some of the world’s best marine reserve destinations. Sailing 12-nights from Darwin to Biak, departing 21 December.2020Spice Islands: Australian Geographic Society Expedition – A special voyage of the Spice Islands with guest lecturers and historians of the Australian Geographic Society Sailing 12-nights from Biak to Darwin, departing 2 January.Komodo Dragons & Krakatoa, 1 & 2 – Taking expedition cruising to the next level, these journeys venture deep into the wilds of Indonesia with highlights including Komodo Island, home of the famed dragons, Anak Krakatua in the Sunda Strait, and the coral gardens of remote Pulau Alor with some of the best snorkelling in the region. Two departures: Sailing 17-nights from Darwin to Singapore, departing 15 January; and 18-nights from Singapore to Darwin, departing 2 February.Australia to Sulawesi: In the Wake of the Makassans 1 – Explore the paradise of Indonesia’s less-visited islands while experiencing traditional lifestyles in a region of astounding beauty. Destinations include Palau Alor, Lamalera, Sagori, Torajaland, Tana Beru, Flores, Komodo and Takabonerate. Sailing 14-nights from Darwin to Makassar, departing 27 February.Sulawesi Circumnavigation: In Search of the Seafaring Kingdom – Encounter extraordinary Sulawesi, famed for its remote regions of remarkable cultural heritage and rare species. Visit the Bajo people in their stilt villages built over water, dive at world-renowned reef locations, and much more. Sailing 20-nights round trip from Makassar, departing 12 March.Sulawesi to Australia: In the Wake of the Makassans 2 – Covering the same itinerary as the February departure in reverse. Sailing 14-nights from Makassar to Darwin, departing 1 April.Staterooms on the Coral Adventurer are priced comparably to other Coral Expeditions trips, and are all-inclusive with daily excursions, meals and beverages including beer and wine at meals included in a single cruise fare.For more information, see www.coralexpeditions.comGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

March 28 2011We posted SakuraCherry Blossoms w

March 28 2011We posted SakuraCherry Blossoms w

first_imgMarch 28, 2011We posted “Sakura(Cherry Blossoms) with Love [桜に思いをよせて], A Prayer for Japan [日本への祈り]” on YouTube last week. As Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis still unfold, Japan faces many challenges as she did in the past. When SAKURA (Cherry Blossoms) fall on the ground after few weeks of command performances, the tree may bare fruits next and wait patiently until next year’s encore. We are with you Japan in this trying time. 桜散っても実を結び、そして根気よくまた来年を待つ。試練の時。頑張れ日本!last_img