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Seabourn Doubles Its Trust in Fincantieri

first_imgzoom Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri is going to build a second ultra-luxury ship for Seattle-based cruise line Seabourn Cruise Line.Namely, Seabourn has exercised option for the second vessel,  which will be a sister ship to the newbuild announced earlier this year, scheduled for delivery in late 2016.The most recent newbuild is scheduled to join the company’s fleet in spring 2018.Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “When dealing with such important investments, exercising an option should never be taken for granted. We are very glad that Seabourn decided to “double” its trust in us, especially considering that our partnership is very young and getting stronger quickly. I believe that this clearly demonstrates that new clients as well as old, such as Seabourn’s parent company Carnival Corporation, and the market as a whole, consider Fincantieri as the world leader in the cutting-edge cruise shipbuilding sector including the ultra-luxury segment where our partner for this project operates”.The all-suite ship will be approximately 40,350 gross tons, 210 metres long and 28 metres wide and will be able to reach a cruising speed of 18.6 knots.It will carry up just 604 guests, accommodated in 302 suites, all with a private balcony.According to Fincantieri, one of the ship’s major strong points will be safety and environmental-friendliness as the vessel will integrate technological solutions that will enable it to exceed the requirements of the relevant regulations. In addition, fuel consumption will be significantly reduced also by optimizing the ship’s hydrodynamics.Richard D. Meadows, Seabourn’s President said: “These two new ships will offer the understated elegance we are known for, as well as new amenities, innovations and modern design features that embody the hallmarks of Seabourn.”Press Releaselast_img read more

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Nordic Back to Black

first_imgDanish product tanker owner Nordic Shipholding A/S made a profit of USD 2.3 million in 2014 due to improved earnings and a one-off gain of USD 5.2 million arising from the reversal of impairment loss on Nordic Anne previously recognised, which was slightly above expectations, the company said. Excluding this gain, the group incurred a net loss of USD 2.8 million for 2014.Within its restructuring process completed on 19 December 2013, all the the company’s 6 vessels were transferred to separate wholly-owned legal entities in Singapore. At the same time, the change of technical managers for all the vessels was also completed with two new technical managers, each managing 3 vessels.Gross revenue earned by the 6 vessels in 2014 reached USD 50.1 million, which resulted in a TCE revenue of USD 27.1 million and an EBITDA of USD 6.8 million.For 2015, the group said it expected to post a modest profit arising mainly from the operations of the 6 vessels.In addition, Nordic plans to keep 5 of its 6 vessels commercially deployed on a pool basis.  One vessel is time-chartered under a minimum 3-year time-charter arrangement.As rates in 2015 are forecasted to improve compared to 2014, the TCE revenue from the 5 product tankers in the pool and the time charter income from Nordic Anne are expected to be in the region of USD 29.0 — USD 32.0 million, Nordic said.Nordic expects EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) to be in the range of USD 13.0 — USD 16.0 million.last_img read more

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International Baccalaureate Program Training Underway for Teachers

first_imgNova Scotia’s most ambitious students are a step closer to benefiting from one of the world’s most respected pre-university high-school diploma programs. Instructors with International Baccalaureate North America (IBNA) are in Halifax this week, Dec. 8-10, to train 128 teachers, who will deliver the program to students at 10 Nova Scotia high schools, beginning in September 2007. This will bring the total number of high schools offering two-year diploma and certificate courses to 12. Park View Education Centre in Bridgewater and Sydney Academy already have International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. This is the first time IBNA has held it’s level 1 teacher training away from one of its designated training venues. The IB program is a universally recognized, advanced liberal arts diploma designed for high-achieving students in grades 11 and 12. Pre-IB courses will also be offered in Grade 10. “Instead of bringing the teachers to the training, we have decided to bring our training to the teachers,” said Anthony Tait, manager of professional development for IBNA in New York. No other province or state has launched the IB diploma program in so many schools at one time. “It is very impressive,” said Mr. Tait. Hosting the three-day training session in Halifax will save the province significant travel costs. “We are very pleased that International Baccalaureate North America has broken with tradition to help Nova Scotia bring this valuable program to more of our students,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. He said the program will be a huge benefit to students who do well in school and are looking for a challenge. The program is open to any student, but standards are high. To succeed, students must be highly motivated. In addition to classroom time, students can expect an extensive home work load, a heavy reading requirement, a 4,000-word research essay, a final exam that can last two days, and a minimum of 150 hours of participation in athletics and community service. “This is for the academically ambitious student. Very average students can do well, if they are prepared to work hard,” said John Messenger, provincial co-ordinator for the program. “It’s the best university preparation program there is.” IB graduates are highly sought after by universities eager for students who have met an international standard of excellence. They are also near the front of the line for scholarships and can often get advanced credit for their high-school courses. The diploma program emphasizes critical thinking and analysis, writing and oral communication, philosophy, community service, athletics, and internationalism. There are more than 1,330 IB schools in 120 countries. Canada has about 100 schools offering the program. The 10 high schools applying for IB designation are: Avon View, Windsor; Cobequid Education Centre, Truro; Charles P. Allen, Bedford; Citadel, Halifax; Prince Andrew, Dartmouth; Cole Harbour District, Cole Harbour; Halifax West, Halifax; Dr. John Hugh Gillis, Antigonish; Yarmouth Consolidated, Yarmouth; and Northumberland Regional, Westville. The Department of Education promised expansion of the IB program to all school boards in Learning For Life II, the province’s plan for improving education. The first diploma students will graduate in the spring of 2009. The province has given school boards $250,000 in funding for IB training.last_img read more

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First Responders to Purchase New Equipment

first_imgFirst responders will be better equipped to respond to emergencies with about $500,000 in investments under the provincial Emergency Services Provider Fund. Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill announced the funding for new equipment for 47 emergency service providers today, Aug. 26. “This funding helps fire departments and other first responders obtain the equipment necessary to respond to emergencies and keep us all safe,” said Mr. Churchill. “We need to ensure our first responders are protected and have the tools they need to do their jobs as safely as possible.” Equipment to be purchased includes personal protection equipment, self-contained breathing apparatuses, hoses, radios, pagers and rescue tools. First responders include fire departments, HAZ-MAT organizations, and ground search and rescue teams. “We are pleased to be able to purchase protective gear for our firefighters,” said Lakes and District Fire Chief Scott Killam. “Safety is paramount and this funding will ensure we can properly equip our members.” “This is an important program that helps fire departments obtain the equipment required to respond to emergencies every day,” said Lake Vaughan Fire Chief Earle Raynard. “We work together with neighbouring fire departments on calls so the benefit of these investments extends beyond the individual department.” Organizations may receive up to 50 per cent of eligible costs, up to a maximum of $20,000, once every three years.last_img read more

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ICC backs Kumar Dharmasenas decision in World Cup final

first_imgDubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has backed umpire Kumar Dharmasena after he was targeted for his controversial overthrow call in the World Cup final 2019 recently.In the final of the showpiece event, England needed nine runs from three deliveries to win before Dharmasena awarded the hosts six runs when a throw from New Zealand’s Martin Guptill ricocheted off Ben Stokes’ bat and went to the boundary. The batsmen didn’t cross for their second run when the throw was sent on its way, so should have only been five runs. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe Sri Lankan umpire accepted his mistake, but didn’t regret the decision. His error could have handed the Kiwis a victory, but with the match and the resulting Super Over eventually tied, England were declared winners on boundary countback.ICC, General Manager of Cricket, Geoff Allardice, noted that the umpires had to make a judgement call as to whether the batsmen had crossed when the throw was released. Talking to ESPNCricinfo, he said: “After everything that went on during that delivery, they got together over their comms system and made their decision. They certainly followed the right process when making the decision.””They were aware of the law when they made the judgement about whether the batsmen had crossed or not at the time. The playing conditions don’t allow them to refer to such a decision to a third umpire. The match referee cannot intervene when the umpires on the field have to make a judgement call like that,” he added.last_img read more

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TTC urges city to stop TIFF closure of King St

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: “We have been absolutely consistent, as far as I can remember, in opposing this absolute imposition on hundreds and thousands of riders per day,” said Byford.READ MORE Advertisement In a dispute that’s pitting transit against Tinseltown, the TTC is pushing back against the city’s annual shutdown of King St. for the Toronto International Film Festival.The yearly closure forces a messy diversion of the 504 King streetcar, which carries 65,000 passengers on an average weekday and is the TTC’s busiest surface route.At a meeting of the TTC board Thursday, TTC CEO Andy Byford said the transit agency fights every year to prevent the shutdown or at least lessen its impact, but the final decision is up to the city. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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CGI Group reports 2744M Q2 profit revenue up 83 per cent from

first_imgMONTREAL – CGI Group Inc. reported a second-quarter profit of $274.4 million as revenue grew 8.3 per cent compared with a year ago.The technology and business consulting firm says the profit amounted to 94 cents per diluted share for the three months ended March 31.That compared with a profit of $274.4 million or 90 per diluted share a year ago when it had more shares outstanding.Revenue totalled $2.95 billion, up from $2.72 billion.Excluding specific items, CGI says it earned $303.2 million or $1.04 per share for the quarter, up from $275.2 million or 91 cents per share a year ago.The company’s backlog stood at $22.0 billion as of March 31.Companies in this story: (TSX:GIB.A)last_img

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Power Financial to invest more in fintech startups to avoid digital disruption

first_imgMONTREAL – Power Financial Corp. plans to invest more money in financial technology (fintech) startups as it looks to find technologies that can be incorporated into its business model and avoid disruptions that have hurt other sectors, its CEO said Thursday.“We’re going to put some more money into it and we’re looking to partner increasingly with outside capital providers to do so,” Jeffrey Orr told reporters after the company’s annual meeting.The conglomerate and subsidiaries Great-West Lifeco and IGM Financial have invested $230 million in 32 fintechs.Wealthsimple, Canada’s largest robo-advisor, has received more than half the money, which more than doubled its assets last year. It has more than 80,000 clients and administers in excess of $2 billion.Orr said Wealthsimple’s performance is good but noted that it will take several years before it is profitable.Power Financial’s fintech focus is on insurance, asset management, personal finance, wellness and digitization of financial services.The company turned to Paul Desmarais III, the son of the executive co-chairman, a few years ago and asked him to try to disrupt its business before others attempt to do so, Orr told shareholders.“We might as well do it to ourselves,” he said in response to a shareholder question.Fintech uses technology to make financial services more accessible to the public, such as mobile banking, investing and cryptocurrencies.“I don’t think that we’re going to be ultimately disrupted because we’re going to import what tools are being developed in the fintech world into our business models and make them our own business models.”Among the investments is Diagram, a fintech incubator based in Montreal. One of its companies is Dialogue, which allows people to connect virtually with a team of medical professionals who provide similar service to an in-person appointment.Great-West Lifeco is piloting Dialogue with some of its Canadian group customers, including some of its own employees in Canada, and has announced that the service will soon be rolled out to a large segment of its group customers.Instead of going to hospital emergency rooms, customers will be able to call for medical advice and use the service as a triage system.Meanwhile, Orr said the company continues to be on the hunt for acquisitions, particularly in the United States, in two areas: defined contribution pensions such as 401(k)s and asset management.While deals over the past decade have not translated into great earnings, he said it is in a position to deliver faster growth and higher returns as the market consolidates over the coming years.Orr said the recent cut in U.S. federal corporate income taxes will help long-term as it grows south of the border.Power Financial said Thursday that its net earnings increased 21 per cent to $586 million in the first quarter due to a strong performance by Great-West Lifeco Inc.The Montreal-based company says it earned 82 cents per share for the period ended March 31, compared with 68 cents per share of $484 million a year earlier.Excluding one-time items, adjusted profits grew by 17 per cent or $85 million from $501 million or 70 cents per share in the first quarter of 2017.The year’s adjusted net profits included $495 million from Great-West, $107 million from IGM Financial and $44 million from Pargesa Holding SA. That compared with $419 million, $104 million and $43 million respectively in the same period last year.Power Financial is the main subsidiary of holding company Power Corporation of Canada, which also has investments in renewable power and media properties.———Power Corp. holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with a subsidiary of the Globe and Mail and Torstar Corp.Companies in this story: (TSX:PWF, TSX:POW, TSX:GWL, TSX:IGM, SIX:PARG).last_img read more

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World Culture Open holds inaugural conference at United Nations

Secretary-General Kofi Annan hailed the gathering, which this year is focusing on promoting reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula.In a message delivered by Maurice Strong, his envoy for the region, Mr. Annan said the goals and ideals of the World Culture Open – such as promoting peace and dialogue between cultures and encouraging notions of common humanity – match those of the United Nations.After three days of events in New York that included today’s meeting at the UN, the World Culture Open moves to Seoul in the Republic of Korea (ROK), then Pyongyang in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and finally Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone between the two countries later this month.”The sharing and mutual appreciation of cultural heritage, customs and traditions” at the festival serves “to bridge the dangerous gap of intolerance, ignorance and miscommunication between cultures,” Mr. Annan stated.He added that the many joint events scheduled to take place across the Korean Peninsula later this month will add “a new dimension to international efforts aimed at achieving durable peace and prosperity there.”Explaining why the group sought to hold its first meeting at the UN, World Culture Open spokesman Michael Shank said the aim was to encourage government officials to “promote and integrate art and cultural traditions that have existed for 10,000 years into the realm of political discourse.” read more

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BBC pay list corporation to publish hourly rate of its star presenters

The BBC is to detail how many hours its star presenters spend on air in return for their six-figure salaries, allowing the public to judge whether or not they provide value for money.The list of those earnings £150,000 or more will be published today, with presenters grouped in £10,000 bands.It will detail how many editions of a show they worked on, effectively setting out their hourly rate.A BBC source said: “We will be publishing the detail of the work individuals have done – which programmes they worked on and how many. This will help ensure that more informed comparisons can be made.”However, the BBC’s insistence that it is being transparent over salaries is marred by the fact that the list is already out-of-date. It covers the financial year to April 2018, but many presenters have had pay increases or cuts in recent months. Their current salaries will not be disclosed for another year.The BBC will hide current earnings in a separate table grouping presenters anonymously in £50,000 bands, rather than publishing individual salaries.Around one-third of the stars who appeared on last year’s list will be absent because they salaries are paid via BBC Studios, which was spun off last year as a commercial entity. Strictly Come Dancing, Countryfile, Antiques Roadshow, Casualty and EastEnders all fall within the Studios remit. The BBC’s famous names are braced for the fallout when their salaries are made public as part of the corporation’s annual report.One household name told the Telegraph last week that the list amounts to “a National Trolling Festival where we all get pummelled over our salaries”, and said the £10,000 bands were “the latest humiliation”.Lord Hall, the director-general, will today reaffirm his pledge to eliminate the gender pay gap by 2020. The gap has fallen from 9.3 per cent to 7.6 per cent in the past year. Insiders said there will  be more women on the list this year and fewer men. Sarah Montague and Emily Maitlis are expected to appear for the first time, after their exclusion last year highlighted the corporation’s gender pay gap.Some men are also thought to have received a pay boost, including Justin Webb, who until recently was the lowest paid member of the Today team. Although his salary last year was £150,000-199,999, a portion of that was for other BBC output. Sarah Montague’s Today salary was £133,000, and Webb earned less than her.Webb later asked why another Today colleague, Nick Robinson, was “paid £100,000 or so a year more than me essentially to do the same job”. In 2017, two-thirds of presenters earning £150,000 or more were men: Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Chineseowned company makes parts for British F35 fighter jets MoD reveals

A Chinese-owned company is making circuit boards for F-35 warplanes flown by Britain and the US, the Ministry of Defence has revealed. The parts, made by Exception PCB based in Gloucestershire, south west England, “control many of the F-35’s core capabilities”, according to publicity material produced by the MoD.That includes “its engines, lighting, fuel and navigation systems”, it said.The MoD maintains that Exception PCB presents “no risk” to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter supply chain and said it is an established manufacturer of circuit boards to the defence industry.A report by Sky News revealed that Exception PCB was making parts for the F-35 on Friday.Former Tory defence minister Sir Gerald Howarth expressed concern that a Chinese-owned company is producing parts for a classified British programme, citing fears over Chinese espionage and rivalry.He said: “We have been completely and utterly naive about the role of China and it is only now that people are beginning to wake up.” There is no suggestion that Exception PCB or its Chinese parent, Shenzhen Fastprint, have done anything wrong.The news comes after accusations that the Chinese state has tried to steal details about the multi-billion-pound F-35 programme, headed by US defence giant Lockheed Martin. Equipped with a suite of highly classified sensors and other technology, the stealth aircraft is set to form a key part of US, British and other allied air and naval forces for the coming decades. Lockheed Martin said it is “not aware of any other Chinese-owned F-35 suppliers at this time”.The MoD promoted Exception PCB as an example of a UK-based firm that forms part of the F-35’s supply chain in a publication in March.It did not mention that Shenzhen Fastprint, a company based in China, bought Exception PCB in 2013.The MoD publication said: “Gloucestershire-based Exception PCB manufacture the circuit boards that control many of the F-35’s core capabilities.”Last November, a news article published by the MoD said the company’s 107 employees “manufactured the circuit boards that control many of the F-35’s core capabilities, including its engines, lighting, fuel and navigation systems”.An MoD spokesman said: “Exception PCB produces bare circuit boards and as a result there are no risks associated with their product in the F-35 aircraft supply chain.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Russian Caterpillar dealer invests in simulation to deliver operator training

first_imgA technology centric vision to develop solutions that deliver additional value, increase productivity and enhance safety for Cat® equipment customers in Western and Eastern Siberia, Yakutia and the Northern part of Russian Far East has led to Vostochnaya Technica investing in Immersive Technologies’ simulators for operator training.“Technology driven training is new to Russia. With a shared focus to deliver quantifiable results to mining customers Immersive Technologies’ understands the end goal and we are pleased to partner with them,” said Alexander Voroshilov, Technology Manager, Vostochnaya Technica.The direction to deploy equipment simulators into Russia was led by John Bergin, Mining Director at Vostochnaya Technica and Vostochnaya Technica General Director, Quinton McGeer, as a tool to add value to Vostochnaya Technica customers.As part of their vision to develop technological solutions that deliver additional value to their customers and address issues like productivity, safety and cost savings, Vostochnaya Technica will be adding simulation training using a transportable containerised simulator from Immersive Technologies. Pictured from left to right are Anthony Bruce, Vice President Africa & Europe, Immersive Technologies, Alexander Voroshilov, Technology Manager, Vostochnaya Technica and Lucas Natoli, Account Development Manager – Europe & CIS.“Customers kept telling me that all of the ‘good’ operators are getting old, and it’s time to develop a new generation of equipment operators,” Voroshilov said, “so we looked to incorporate the latest technology into this process.”The simulator will be traveling to customers across the Siberian region or stay at VT facilities and will be used to target key site challenges such as tyre life, fuel consumption, production improvements and safety.“We will help customers develop standards and benchmarks for effective training and after working with the Immersive Technologies’ Simulators we are confident we can bring real in-field improvements to our customers,” Voroshilov said.After extensive review of the simulation industry, Caterpillar entered into an exclusive license agreement with Immersive Technologies in 2004 (renewed again in 2014). Caterpillar provides Immersive Technologies with access to proprietary machine information ensuring simulators are engineered to the highest fidelity.VT is the official Caterpillar dealer for Western and Eastern Siberia, Yakutia and the northern of Russian Far East. It represents the whole range of Caterpillar equipment and is responsible for the biggest geographical Caterpillar dealer territory in the world. The company has 25 branches and more than 800 employees. The head office is located in Novosibirsk.last_img read more

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Events outlined by Paisley simply did not happen say DUP

first_imgPaisley told the programme-makers that Dodds had told him “I want you to be gone by Friday”.“I just more or less smirked and Peter said ‘no, no, no he needs to stay in for another couple of months’.”The former first minister said that the canvass of DUP members had contained criticisms of his work in the role — not least his ‘chuckling’ public appearances alongside his deputy Martin McGuinness.Paisley spent just over a year as First Minister of Northern Ireland, taking office in May of 2007.Despite often vowing he would never share power with Sinn Féin, he and McGuinness forged a close working relationship while in power.Images of the pair laughing and joking together earned them the nickname “The Chuckle Brothers”.Paisley and McGuinness at the opening of the IKEA in Belfast in 2007 [Image: AP Photo/Peter Morrison]Read: ‘Chuckling’ relationship with McGuinness hastened my departure — PaisleyRead: Gilmore: Dublin may get involved if there’s no progress on Haass THE DUP HAS said that the sequence of events surrounding his departure outlined by former party leader and Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley “simply did not happen”.In the second part of a wide-ranging BBC interview broadcast last night,  Paisley said that he was edged out by senior party figures in 2008 after a canvass of MLAs found problems with his performance.The retired unionist leader said that current first minister Peter Robinson and DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds met with him after the canvass was carried out and gave him an ultimatum to leave.According to a DUP statement released following the broadcast:“At no point were those colleagues named in the programme involved in any meeting where Dr Ian Paisley, as he was then known, was given an ultimatum to step down as Democratic Unionist Party leader.“Nigel Dodds did not issue an ultimatum that Ian should be gone by Friday nor did Peter Robinson issue any two-month ultimatum. That simply did not happen.“Nor did any meeting involving those named by Dr Paisley take place in February as claimed in the programme.”last_img read more

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La lumière vive un multiplicateur de performances naturel

first_imgLa lumière vive : un multiplicateur de performances naturel ?Une équipe de l’Université de Bâle est parvenue a démontrer que la lumière vive augmentait les performances physiques. Si des études ont déjà montré que la lumière vive favorisait la concentration, des chercheurs de l’Université de Bâle ont réussi à prouver qu’elle augmentait également les performances sportives. Toutefois, cela ne se révèle efficace que chez les lève-tôt. Inversement, la lumière du crépuscule semble avoir un effet soporifique.Pour arriver à de telles conclusions, l’équipe d’Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss, de l’Université de Bâle, a mis à l’épreuve 43 volontaires. Deux “chrono-types” ont été distingués : les lève-tôt qui se couchent également tôt (groupe dit des “alouettes”), et les couche-tard qui restent actifs plus longtemps durant la journée (groupe dit des “chouettes”).Les participants devaient pédaler sur un cyclo-ergomètre durant 40 minutes après avoir été exposés durant plusieurs heures à une lumière vive ou à celle imitant le crépuscule.  Les résultats montrent que les “alouettes” soumis à une lumière vive ont vu leurs performances augmenter de 4,5 % tandis que les “chouettes” n’ont pas pu en tirer profit (la lueur du crépuscule n’a rien apporté).À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?D’après la revue scientifique PLoS ONE, les chercheurs indiquent “avoir pu démontrer que la lumière vive augmentait les possibilités de réaliser une performance”. L’effet dépend également de l’heure optimale de l’horloge interne de chacune des personnes soumises au test. En effet, l’augmentation de la performance était clairement plus élevée lorsque le test était mené exactement 14 heures et 30 minutes après la phase de sommeil la plus profonde, rapporte lematin.ch.Selon les chercheurs, cette mise en évidence du lien entre horloge interne, luminosité et capacité de performance pourrait permettre une optimisation de l’entraînement sportif. Il suffirait par exemple de se synchroniser avec le moment prévu d’une compétition. Le 15 juillet 2012 à 11:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Video WWE looks at the Top 5 Groundbreaking Womens Division Moments in

Video WWE looks at the Top 5 Groundbreaking Womens Division Moments in

first_img Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location WhatsApp WWE has uploaded a video (above) looking back at the top five groundbreaking moments in the company’s NXT women’s division over the years.The countdown includes:* Paige becoming the first ever NXT Women’s Champion (July 2013)* Charlotte Flair w/ Ric Flair vs. Natalya w/ Bret Hart (NXT TakeOver, May 2014)* Asuka wins the NXT Women’s Title (NXT TakeOver, April 2016)* Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (NXT TakeOver, August 2015)* Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (NXT TakeOver, October 2015)Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Charlotte Flair Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articles Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury Now Playing Up Next Twitter Ronda Rousey Google+ WWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About Concussion WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

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Gerrard calls for more quality to improve in Europe

Gerrard calls for more quality to improve in Europe

first_imgSteven Gerrard has asked for more quality to deliver a major success on the European scene after his team crashed out of the Europa League.Rangers were beaten 1-0 late in the game by Rapid’s Dejan Ljubicic in a keenly contested affair.Gerrard tweaked the formation and personnel from the side that drew with Dundee last weekend but reserved praise for his team despite the disappointing result.“I thought we were good for 80 minutes,” he revealed STV. “I can’t really ask the players to give any more.“With what we had available tonight, everyone gave an almighty effort.“Obviously as the game was getting to the final stages we were trying to roll the dice and go a little bit more adventurous to try and create something. To try and create that moment that we needed at 0-0.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“Unfortunately we’ve conceded a counter-attack but I think it’s very hard for me to criticise the players for what they gave tonight.“We’ve certainly been tested,” Gerrard said. “I think as a group we haven’t helped ourselves in certain situations with suspensions and availability.“Obviously injuries at certain times like Ryan Kent at the weekend. To not have Daniel Candeias and Kent available affects the group. We haven’t helped ourselves throughout the campaign.“I think in terms of numbers we’ve had enough to cope but to compete at this level with ambitions to go further than the group it’s obvious to me that the players need some help. That means quality players that can come in and help.“We focus domestically now to put ourselves in position to come back again.”last_img read more

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Machinists to vote on Boeing contract that would put 777X work in

first_imgSEATTLE — The Machinists union leadership agreed Tuesday to take to its members a Boeing Co. proposal that would ensure the forthcoming 777X jet is assembled in Washington state and its giant wings are fabricated here.The agreement means members of the International Association of Machinists will vote next week on a new contract with big cuts in future pension and health care benefits.Union members will earn a $10,000 signing bonus if it passes, payable within a month.The pension change is a major loss for current employees: Traditional pension accruals will stop, to be replaced by an alternative company-funded retirement savings plan.Clearly those terms were tough for the Machinists leaders to accept.“Only a project as significant as the 777X and the jobs it will bring to this region warrants consideration of the terms contained in Boeing’s proposal,” said District 751 leader Tom Wroblewski. “While not all will agree with the proposal’s merits, we believe this is a debate and a decision that ultimately belongs to the members themselves.”If passed, the proposed deal will span eight years from the end of the current contract in 2016, ensuring Boeing management a full decade of labor peace.last_img read more

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Marysville teacher releases statement on shooting

first_imgMARYSVILLE — A teacher who tried to intervene to stop a school shooting in Washington state last week says she reacted just as any of her colleagues would have.Officials have said Marysville-Pilchuck High School teacher Megan Silberberger ran toward Jaylen Fryberg after he opened fire in the school’s cafeteria Friday. She did not have any physical contact with the shooter.Fryberg fatally shot two students and gravely wounded three others before killing himself.Silberberger issued a statement through the Washington Education Association on Wednesday. She did not offer any details of her actions.“I reacted exactly like all my colleagues would in this type of event,” she said. “I am a schoolteacher, and like all teachers, I am committed to the safety and well-being of my students. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this incident.”She also asked for privacy and said she would not be issuing further comments.Classes resume Monday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School for 1,200 students and their teachers and administrators who have been planning for a new routine after last Friday’s shooting.Superintendent Becky Berg spoke to parents Tuesday night at the high school about the reopening plans, The Daily Herald of Everett reported. The district will not reopen the cafeteria where the shooting took place, she said.last_img read more

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WHS Class Of 1969 Announces 50th Reunion On September 14

WHS Class Of 1969 Announces 50th Reunion On September 14

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High School Class of 1969 is holding its 50th Reunion on Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 7pm to 11pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue).The cost is $20 per person, which includes pizza, salad, dessert, a cash bar, and more.There will be casual dress and lots of good conversation!Visit the Wilmington High School Class of ’69 Facebook page for more information.Have a question? Email the class email account at WHSClass69@gmail.com.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS Class Of 1979 Announces 40th Reunion On September 21In “Education”Shawsheen Tech Alumni Association Announces 3 Class ReunionsIn “Education”WHS Class Of 1968 50th Reunion AnnouncedIn “Education”last_img read more

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