zoomImage by WMN Unionized workers of the Croatian struggling shipbuilder Uljanik Group have decided to resume strike on December 2.The new strike wave comes just two weeks after workers decided to suspend strikes at all company facilities.In line with the decision, the workers have downed their tools but have not yet decided whether they will undertake other industrial measures such as street protests.The workers are disgruntled due to the lack of progress on the restructuring of the company and fear the shipbuilder is on the brink of bankruptcy.President of the striking committee, Boris Cerovac, told N1 TV that the general strike also includes sub-contractors, who have stopped working on the polar cruise ship being built for Australian company Scenic.As explained, unfortunately there is no other solution in sight for workers, who cannot afford to struggle and wait any longer. However, potential bankruptcy would probably signal the end of Uljanik Group, he fears.The delivery of the luxury cruise ship, named Scenic Eclipse, which was ordered in 2015, has been delayed until late January 2019, due to the ongoing issues at Uljanik.Scenic Eclipse was originally scheduled to deploy on its maiden voyage from Athens to Venice on August 31, before sailing to the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords.The Croatian government is in the process of finding a strategic partner for the company’s restructuring.World Maritime News Staff
No Zika reports for TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jabn 2016 – The Caribbean is getting more Zika ready with the help of CARPHA (Caribbean Public Health Agency). When Magnetic Media questioned the CHTA and CTO panel on the public safety issues and public health concerns of a modern world, including the new to the region, Zika virus, the six deaths in Tobago from swine flu and how crime is affecting tourism, there was confirmation that plans are activated. One of those plans included that CARPHA has issued a guide book for hotels on how to deal with Zika. Frank Comito, CEO of the CHTA exposed that there have been some cancellations of vacations as a result of the health notices in North America but there has been no hysteria. On the matter of crime, CHTA members have been proactive with visitor safety initiatives including better lighting, better landscaping, addition of CCTV, liaising with local officials and in the case of The Bahamas, there is now a Tourism Police unit. Related Items:carpha, frank comito, ZIka Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region
Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter , Seaport Village Revitalization Plans March 27, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDevelopers of a project to revitalize Seaport Village had to change their plans after discovering an earthquake fault line running right through the project.GAFCO CEO, Yehudi Gaffen, joined us in studio to talk about the new plan and what it could mean for the future of San Diego. Posted: March 27, 2018
Zite, the free personalized news app for the iPad, is moving to the mobile phone market. Current Zite users can save their iPad profiles and access their personalized content feeds from their smartphone devices; users who are new to Zite are able to create their profiles through the smartphone app. Zite enters the smartphone market at an opportune time. According to recently released data culled during Affinity’s American Magazine Study, more than 100 million consumers, or 43 percent of American adults, own smartphones. 29 million of these consumers have accessed magazine-branded content through apps and the mobile web, per Affinity. Affinity also totaled up the magazine brands gaining more than one million consumer visits to their app and web properties via smartphones a month. ESPN the Magazine comes out on top, with over five million monthly smartphone visitors. People magazine landed second on the list, with 3.99 million mobile phone visitors.WebMD the Magazine, Sports Illustrated and TV Guide all topped over 3 million smartphone visitors, according to Affinity counts. TIME, Us Weekly, Maxim and Entertainment Weekly each brought in over 2 million users through mobile phones. Rolling Stone rounds out the top 19 mobile-friendly mag brands, attracting 1.228 million visitors.In March of this year, a group of publishers (including TIME, Dow Jones and The Washington Post) sent a cease-and-desist letter to Zite. Claims involved copyright infringement and misuse of intellectual property. Despite these issues, CNN purchased Zite in late August for a reported price of $20 to 25 million. Zite is part of a crowded market, with free news aggregation apps like Flipboard and recently launched Google Currents also available for smartphone and tablet platforms. Publishers like Bonnier have reached partnership agreements with these apps, many with the hope of bringing content to new audiences. Sean Holzman, chief brand officer of Bonnier, told FOLIO: about the publisher’s new relationship with Google Currents, “For us, its not a paid model. It’s providing our content to Google, where they have the aggregation tools where they can deliver it to people on the platform, and then eventually bring models that will come into play with that. One way will be advertising.”Affinity releases its American Magazine Study bi-annually. Partnering with comScore’s Media Matrix Data, the aforementioned numbers are monthly averages gathered during a six-month period.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Sunday, February 3, 2019:#1) Watch The Superbowl — Go Patriots!——#2) Wilmington Farmers Market OpenThe Wilmington Farmers Market will be open from 2pm to 4pm, in the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street).February 3 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmBee Balm Co.Country Farm CandleFarmhouse CottonFrom Sea To You Sea Glass PicturesGrateful TastesKC Styles Jewelry & Accessories Polish Prince PierogisPurple Carrot BreadRustic Farm Life SoapSeafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTSweet Lydia’sAdditional Attractions:Girl Scout Cookies from Girl Scout Troop 79097Music from Anne Sandstrom & John LorentzMake Patriots Noisemakers at the Kids Table#3) Wilmington Town Museum Open HouseThe Wilmington Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is holding its monthly Open House from 2pm to 4pm. The Museum at the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern is owned by the town and is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the town of Wilmington. The Museum is housed in an historic 18th century tavern which is an excellent example of quality construction practices of the late 18th century. Exhibits are also on display in the adjacent late 19th century carriage house.#4) Middlesex Canal Museum OpenThe Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm. Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.#5) Food ShoppingFood shopping in town this week? In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, August 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, July 7, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, September 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
File Photo of Tofail AhmedAwami League advisory council member Tofail Ahmed MP has come down heavily on leaders of the National Unity Process-led by eminent jurist Kamal Hossain. “People don’t like those who somersaulted in politics and those who don’t have any principle,” said Tofail while addressing a discussion marking 72nd birthday of prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday.He said Kamal Hossain became AL MP contesting from Bangabandhu’s constituency. But he left the party and never won any election again, he added.Tofail, also commerce minister, said, “We will see they are (national unity leaders) talking differently after some days.” “How can you call it a national unity while Awami League-led 14-alliance is out of the process?” he asked.He also asserted that no one would be able to foil the national election as it will be held any time before 29 January 2019.AL general secretary Obaidul Quader said, “Communal forces have only one target and that is to remove Sheikh Hasina.”He also said AL would not declare any programme countering BNP.
World Artists’ Experiences, a non-profit organization that bridges international understanding among peoples through culture, travel and the arts, will hold its sixth annual writing contest for Maryland students grades 3 through 12. This year’s theme is Drinking from the Fountain of Friendship: Building Bridges and Creating Bonds that Tie. The online Submission forms and guidelines are found at worldartists.org. Entries may be submitted online beginning Oct. 1 through Nov. 13. Judges are professionals and headed by former Maryland poet laureate Michael S. Glaser. Writings selected will be published in an anthology. Finalists and their parents, teachers and principals will be invited to an Embassy in Washington, D.C. in April for a celebration awards ceremony. For additional information, visit the World Artists’ Experiences web site at the address above or contact Beth Penn via email at email@example.com or Betty McGinnis at 410- 647-4482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore further Male silverback Gorilla in SF zoo. Image: Wikipedia. (Phys.org) — In trying to figure out when humans and apes diverged, researchers have had to rely on fossil evidence and the rates of mutations that occur when both groups propagated their species. The problem is, up till now, most of that data can from the analysis of human genetic evidence which was then applied to both humans and apes, which could of course have led to errors as it’s based on guessing that mutation rates in apes are the same as humans. Now, to get around that problem, a team of researchers has gathered genetic data from both chimpanzees and gorillas and has found, as they describe in their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that it appears that the two diverged some time earlier than has been thought. More information: Generation times in wild chimpanzees and gorillas suggest earlier divergence times in great ape and human evolution, PNAS, Published online before print August 13, 2012, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1211740109AbstractFossils and molecular data are two independent sources of information that should in principle provide consistent inferences of when evolutionary lineages diverged. Here we use an alternative approach to genetic inference of species split times in recent human and ape evolution that is independent of the fossil record. We first use genetic parentage information on a large number of wild chimpanzees and mountain gorillas to directly infer their average generation times. We then compare these generation time estimates with those of humans and apply recent estimates of the human mutation rate per generation to derive estimates of split times of great apes and humans that are independent of fossil calibration. We date the human–chimpanzee split to at least 7–8 million years and the population split between Neanderthals and modern humans to 400,000–800,000 y ago. This suggests that molecular divergence dates may not be in conflict with the attribution of 6- to 7-million-y-old fossils to the human lineage and 400,000-y-old fossils to the Neanderthal lineage. To calculate when a species diverged, researchers look at the average age of members of the species when they give birth and mutation rates. The older the average age, the more time it takes for mutations to cause changes. Insects that produce offspring in a matter of months, for example, can adapt much more quickly to environmental changes than large animals that produce offspring many years after they themselves are born. To find such data for both chimps and gorillas, the research team worked with many groups in Africa that included studies of the animals that totaled 105 gorillas and 226 chimps. They also looked at fossilized excrement that contained DNA data. In so doing they found that the average age of giving birth for female chimps was 25 years old. They then divided the number of mutations found by the average age of birth to get the mutation rate. In so doing, they found it to be slower than humans, which meant that estimates based on it to calculate divergence times were likely off by as much as a million years.The end result of the team’s research indicates that humans and chimps likely diverged some seven to eight million years ago, while the divergence of gorillas (which led to both humans and chimps) came approximately eight to nineteen million years ago. To put the numbers in perspective, humans and Neanderthals split just a half to three quarters of a million years ago.The team suggests their research model could also be used to find the divergence points of other species as well, so long as a genetic record can be obtained. © 2012 Phys.org Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 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. Citation: New genetic data shows humans and great apes diverged earlier than thought (2012, August 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-genetic-humans-great-apes-diverged.html Climate change and evolution of Cross River gorillas