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DP World Backs Algerian Container Terminal Development

first_imgzoom  DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem has met with Algeria’s Minister of Transport HE Amar Ghoul to discuss DP World’s continued investment in Algeria.DP World was awarded the concession to operate the container terminal in the Port of Algiers, DP World Djazair, in 2008. DP World Djazair is a joint venture between DP World and the Algiers Port Authority (EPAL). DP World also operates DP World Djen-Djen to the east of the capital city.Since DP World Djazair was established, DP World has brought in new equipment and specialised training for its staff to improve efficiency and productivity, actively contributing to the continued expansion of the economic growth of Algeria.In January this year, further investment began, with DP World beginning a two year programme that will see further upgrades to the infrastructure at DP World Djazair with the introduction of modern container handling equipment, including state of the art ship-to-shore container handling cranes to service vessels and rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for the container yard.The Algiers Port Authority has begun refurbishing the yard to prepare for the arrival of the new equipment, while DP World Djazair will rebuild the shipside berths to accommodate the container cranes, as well as repair three berths to improve efficiency, safety and security. HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World Chairman, said:“By working closely with our partners in Algeria, and with the excellent support of our terminal staff, we have significantly improved services at DP World Djazair, which has helped improve the efficiency of the supply chain for Algerian importers and exporters. This in turn benefits the Algerian economy and the local community.”DP World has already implemented a programme to upgrade staff facilities and is creating a long term programme to train and develop staff at all levels. The company is also instituting performance incentive programmes that reward the workforce for higher performance throughout the terminal with a share in its profitability.DP World, May 5, 2014last_img read more

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Australia Passes Bill to Privatize Port of Melbourne

first_imgzoom The Andrews Labor Government has adopted legislation to enable the lease of the Port of Melbourne’s largest container shipping terminal after several bumps on the road hit over the past year. The legislation entitled the Delivering Victorian Infrastructure (Port of Melbourne Lease Transaction) Bill 2015, was passed by the Victorian Parliament on Thursday, the government said.The lease proceeds set at $6 billion, to be paid up front, will go into the Victorian Transport Fund (VTF), which is planned to use the money to support key infrastructure initiatives throughout Victoria.A new $200 million Agriculture Infrastructure and Jobs Fund are also to be established.“The Labor Government has negotiated in good faith to reach agreement on a Bill that delivers a strong offering to the market and a positive economic benefit for all Victorians,” the government’s statement reads.“We promised that a Labor Government would lease the Port of Melbourne and use the proceeds to build key infrastructure, like removing our 50 worst level crossings. We’re keeping our word and getting on with it.”“This is a great outcome for Victorians and a great result for its regions, with key transport initiatives across the State to provide a boost to the economy, which is good news for jobs,” Treasurer Tim Pallas said.The passing of the bill comes following the opposition from the Liberal-National coalition, which said last year that it would not support the sale in the upper house and would recommend the proposal to be referred to a parliamentary inquiry.With the legislation now passed, the lease transaction’s Joint Financial Advisers, Morgan Stanley and Flagstaff, will soon call for Expressions of Interest from the market on behalf of the state.The bidding race is expected to include Hastings Funds Management, IFM Investors, QIC Ltd and partners.last_img read more

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Tension over Kashmir not to affect TAPI Pak assures Turkmenistan

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan has assured Turkmenistan that rising tensions with India will have no effect on TAPI gas pipeline project, a media report said on Sunday after doubts were raised over the future of the USD 10 billion trans-national project in the wake of fresh tension between New Delhi and Islamabad over Kashmir. Some Pakistani experts raised doubts about the future of the the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) and other offshore gas pipeline projects following tensions between India and Pakistan after India scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”However, Pakistan has assured Turkmenistan that rising tensions with India will have no effect on the mega project, a government official was quoted as saying by the Express Tribune. The TAPI pipeline project seeks to build connectivity in the South and Central Asian regions through gas pipelines and will help ease energy shortages in South Asia. The TAPI will pass through war-torn Afghanistan and Pakistan to India to boost economic activity and to ensure peace and stability in the region. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThis project would also help connect two regions through road, rail and fiber cable network. The construction work has already started in Turkmenistan and is expected to start soon from Turkmen-Afghan border to Herat section, the official said, adding that construction activities in Pakistan are set to kick off during the first quarter of 2020. There has been tension between Pakistan and India over Kashmir. However, this will not affect TAPI pipeline project, the official was quoted as saying. Tapi Company is responsible for the execution of this project. However, Pakistani companies are assured to get maximum share in the work within Pakistan, said Mobin Saulat, Managing Director of Interstate Gas Systems (ISGS), which is working on Pakistan’s some big pipeline projects. He said a delegation of Tapi Company would visit next month to review the progress of the project and finalise the plan for construction. Each Pakistan and India would receive 1.3 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) gas. Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories. Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations with India and expelled the Indian high commissioner following the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5. Asserting that the abrogation of Article 370 was its “internal matter”, India has defended imposition of restrictions in the Kashmir Valley on the grounds that they were put to prevent Pakistan from creating more mischief through proxies and terrorists.last_img read more

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Chief prelate says airports and highways not important

A leading Buddhist monk today played down some of the development work carried out by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Hambantota District.The Chief Prelate of the Malwattu Chapter, the Venerable Thibbotuwawa Sri Sumangala thera, said that airports and highways are not things the ordinary man in Hambantota wants. He said that there are now attempts to reverse the development work initiated by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.The Venerable Thibbotuwawa Sri Sumangala thera however said that the people in Hambantota need food and water and not airports and highways. He said this while speaking to Western Province Chief Minister Prassana Ranatunga when Ranatunga met the monk in Kandy today. Ranatunga, who is contesting the August 17 Parliament election, spoke of the development work carried out by the former Government. Ranatunga also told the Chief Prelate that there is an attempt to create a rift in the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).The Chief Prelate responded by saying that there are too many political parties in the UPFA and some of them could be attempting to achieve their own agendas. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Conference Board of Canada praises Citys timely response to Flood 2013

Conference Board of Canada praises City’s timely response to Flood 2013 The City of Calgary is receiving high marks from the Conference Board of Canada for its response to last year’s devastating flood.The report says emergency preparedness, training, working with media and a comprehensive response and recovery model, all contributed to the City effectively managing its disaster response.Deputy Chief of Calgary Emergency Management Tom Sampson tells 660News, he says a big reason the city was so succesful, is that they started recovery two days into the flood.He says, “When we were still being flooded and we had a separate team thinking about how we would get out of it, many people worked together and worked together extremely well and you know, that’s even how businesses chipped in, it’s how people did things that, you know, I haven’t seen that same kind of spirit since the ’88 Olympics.”The board’s director of national security and strategic foresight says during their review, they discovered many practices and ideas for building resilience that may be helpful to jurisdictions across this country and beyond. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Flood mitigation work along the Bow River on Mar 25. by News Staff Posted Jul 2, 2014 11:14 pm MDT read more

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CRC chief quits in the midst of charity topup scandal

first_imgTHE CHIEF EXECUTIVE of the Central Remedial Clinic has resigned following the controversy over fundraising money being used to pay salary top-ups of senior staff.Chief Executive Brian Conlan is to leave his position with immediate effect and will be temporarily replaced by board chairman Jim Nugent.A statement from the CRC this afternoon confirmed Conlan’s resignation:The board of the CRC has, with regret, accepted the resignation of Brian Conlan as CEO with immediate effect. The board thank Brian Conlan for his commitment to and support of the CRC. His many years of service on the Board are greatly appreciated. We wish him continued success in the future.Conlan himself did not receive any salary top-ups but his predecessor Paul Kiely got a top-up of €135,000 on top of a basic salary of €116,000.The CRC became embroiled in the ongoing top-ups scandal in health when it was revealed by Shane Ross TD in the Oireachtas  Public Accounts Committee that the clinic had access to funds of the registered charity ‘Friends and Supporters of the Central Remedial Clinic’.The CRC subsequently admitted that monies from the Friends and Supporters group “have also been used to pay any additional salary amounts over the Department of Health’s consolidated pay scale”.The revelation led to calls from politicians and charity groups for the CRC to provide additional clarifications on how the payments took place.Speaking following the announcement, Ross said that Conlan’s resignation “is not enough” and that “all those board members who agreed to the shambolic top-ups at the Clinic should step down immediately”:Those directors who approved his appointment have serious questions to answer. Mr Conlan’s departure should be followed by a clean out of all directors in office at the time of the top-ups. The statement from the CRC gives no reason for Mr Conlan’s resignation after only a few months in office. The public are entitled to know the circumstances.Ross said that the appointment of the next CRC chief executive should be publicly advertised and chosen by an external agency.He added that it was “imperative that that all the relevant board members come before the Dáil Public Accounts Committee immediately”.The CRC’s statement did not outline the process of selecting the next CEO, saying only that:The board will work closely with the senior management team and staff to ensure a positive future for the CRC, its service users and staff.“In addition, Joan Hurley will fulfil the position as operations director in the day-to-day management of the clinic and will coordinate the senior management team,” the CRC statement read.Additional reporting by Christina FinnRead: Ross calls for immediate resignation of CRC Board over salary top-ups >Read: HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRC >last_img read more

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miRoamer app gets Paris Motor Show exclusive

first_imgThe in-car radio and music service app, miRoamer, has been showcased at the Paris Motor Show.The app, designed by Greek Australian George Parthimos and now owned by the company Connexion Media was demonstrated in a number of next generation enabled vehicles at the Paris Motor Show last week.The app is now enabled with MirrorLink v1.1 connectivity, a product that connects smartphones and car infotainment systems with a simple cable or wireless connection. It also allows drivers access to their phone applications using a vehicle’s navigation screen and dashboard buttons.The miRoamer app will be the first product to include Connexion Media’s cloud-based data analytics and telemetry service that will give companies insight into vehicle performance, geolocation, and other valuable driver and vehicle-specific information.Also this month, Connexion Media signed an agreement with German automotive group Continental Aktiengesellschaft for the supply of radio and music content. The deal is expected to provide a platform for the company to pursue direct deals with other third party vehicle manufacturers. Continental Aktiengesellschaft is a leader in infotainment and security products for cars, but also manufactures brake systems, components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation and tyres.Connexion managing director George Parthimos says the new deal and interest from the Paris Motor Show is showing how miRoamer is becoming the world’s preferred connected car infotainment.“It is further validation that we provide among the world’s best web connected vehicle audio technologies,” he says.The miRoamer android app is available to download from Google Play for free and will be available on iPhones shortly. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Best Scary Podcasts to Get You Ready for Halloween

first_img Creepy stories are the lifelines of Halloween tradition. Whether it’s a traditional campfire tale, a paranormal activity memory, or a psychological horror narrative, there are many types of fiction and nonfiction that give us the creeps. But, if you need a break from your books, movies, or TV, a scary podcast can get you in the Halloween spirit.Unlike other storytelling mediums, podcasts provide a different perspective. You’ll get to listen to eerie accounts while hearing voices and sounds. It will almost feel like you’re right there in the action, minus the fact you’ll be tuning in on your morning commute or on the couch. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a surge in horror story podcasts, as these audio programs have become more streamable on iTunes, Pocket Casts, and other digital hubs. Regardless of when and where you decide to hear something new, there’s a creepy podcast out there for everyone’s entertainment needs.Ready to sleep with the lights on? Here are the best scary podcasts to satisfy all your Halloween fears.‘Let’s Not Meet: A True Horror Podcast’Let’s Not Meet 68: Ignorance is Not Bliss— Andrew Tate (@letsnotmeetcast) October 22, 2018Not all horror stories are fake, and the “Let’s Not Meet: A True Horror Podcast,” addresses the nonfictional monsters in our lives: people. Hosted by Andrew Tate, this podcast shares real encounters with creeps, psychos, and murderers in a campfire narrative format. These eerie stories hail from Reddit’s Let’s Not Meet forum, which demonstrates that we all experience creepy, weird, and mysterious life situations.Listen Here‘The Dark Verse’Many horrific worlds have been created and many souls have been doomed, and now #thedarkverse #podcast has had over 1 million downloads!— The Dark Verse (@TheDarkVerse) September 27, 2018Short tales of fantastical, metaphysical, and occult horror come together for “The Dark Verse” podcast. This isn’t your typical fright fest though, considering that you’ll hear about demented entities, undead troubles, and terrorizing places. Narrated by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild, this podcast is guaranteed to mess with your sleep before and after Halloween.Listen Here‘Haunted Places’The whispers started before turning into screams in the forest of Aokigahara, “COME DOWN TO US!” Join Greg for a new Haunted Places episode here— Parcast (@ParcastNetwork) August 10, 2018Eerie locations don’t gain their paranormal status overnight. Leave it up to “Haunted Places,” a podcast hosted by Greg Polcyn that gives you the 411 on creepy folklore. You’ll hear the backstories of numerous ghostly places worldwide, including the Palacio de Linares in Spain and the Harvey Public Library in Harvey, North Dakota. From flickering lights to spirit sightings, you’ll want to know more about some of the most haunted places on Earth.Listen Here‘Lore’Episode 99 is finally here! Download it, enjoy it, and share it with your friends. And when you’re done, swing over to to leave a review.Enjoy it, but be careful…this episode has a bit of a bite.[•]— Lore Podcast (@lorepodcast) October 22, 2018What do you get when you pair history and horror together? A real-life nightmare. “Lore,” a podcast created and hosted by Aaron Mahnke, highlights creatures, individuals, and atrocities that changed humanity’s past. You’ll learn about the Black Plague, grave robbers, and Countess Elizabeth Báthory, a royal serial killer.Listen Here‘Limetown’SPREAD THE NEWS FAR AND WIDE:Limetown Season 2 launches this Halloween. Subscribe now on iTunes, spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.— Limetown (@limetownstories) October 17, 2018A good mystery narrative will keep you on your toes for hours (or days), and “Limetown,” crafts a fictional narrative focused on a small Tennessee town, the disappearance of its residents, and a student journalist who won’t give up on explanations. Hosted by Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie, the first season “Limetown” is available now and we can’t wait for Season 2 to premiere on Halloween.Listen Here‘Spooked’If you are feeling unnerved, if you have a sinking feeling that something is not right, take our advice, turn and run. Do not go back and investigate.Spooked episode 13 is here! #beafraid— Spooked Podcast (@SpookedPod) October 20, 2018What if you grew up in a family allegedly haunted by spirits? Well, that’s the base storyline of Glynn Washington, the executive producer and host of the podcast “Spooked.” Washington shares his personal accounts and global travels for divine, strange, and unexplainable occurrences. You’ll get to listen to Washington’s eerie narratives and see creepy main images that come with the podcast’s episodes.Listen Here‘Alice Isn’t Dead’“This isn’t a story. It’s a road trip.”We loved every minute of @AlicePodcast, the sensational #audiodrama about one truck driver’s search for her wife. Binge the full series now.— Apple Podcasts (@ApplePodcasts) August 28, 2018A truck driver conducts a nationwide search for her assumed dead wife, yet her personal loss turns into one of the most horrifying tales yet. “Alice Isn’t Dead” is a podcast that will scare the living wits out of you, because it involves towns stuck in the past, creature serial murderers, and a potential conspiracy dilemma. If you can’t get enough of this creepy story, you can read the novel, Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink, which will be available on Oct. 30.Listen Here‘The Wrong Station’“No… please don’t mistake me as being blase, this work really is my passion. As are the pigs.”—“A Long Slice of Ham”, the 3rd episode of season 3, is now available for download.— Wrong Station (@TheWrongStation) October 22, 2018Radio horror has never been creepier with “The Wrong Station” podcast. Created by Anthony Botelho and Alexander Saxton, this creepy series offers a diverse lineup of stories. From shady bars to island isolation, “The Wrong Station” won’t disappoint you when it comes to an engaging listening experience.Listen HereMore on culture:Most Ridiculous Knock-Off Costumes Trending on TwitterPhotos: Eerie Ghost Towns to Visit (If You Dare)Best Spooky Comics for Halloween PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Stay on targetlast_img read more

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UK Votes To Leave EU Prime Minister Cameron To Step Down

UK Votes To Leave EU Prime Minister Cameron To Step Down

first_imgAdvocates for the U.K. leaving the EU wave Union flags and cheer as the results come in at the Leave.EU referendum party at Millbank Tower in central London early Friday morning.Updated 9:42 a.m. ETVoters in the U.K. have decided to leave the European Union, a decision that has shocked Europe, shaken global markets and pushed Prime Minister David Cameron to announce his upcoming resignation.The EU referendum vote was decisive — 52 percent to 48 percent in favor of dissolving the United Kingdom’s 43-year membership in the European community. But Northern Ireland and Scotland voted in favor of remaining, raising the specter that the United Kingdom itself may break apart.Cameron announced he will resign before his Conservative Party conference in October.“I was absolutely clear about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the European Union,” Cameron said Friday. “But the British people have made a very clear decision to take a different path, and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction.”The process of leaving the EU will likely take many years of negotiations.Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing St., London, as his wife, Samantha, looks on. Cameron says he will resign by the time of the Conservative Party conference in the fall.In the meantime, it’s a period of “tremendous uncertainty” for the U.K. and Europe, NPR’s Peter Kenyon reports from London. And the fiery rhetoric that marked the debate over the referendum hasn’t ended now that the results are in.“The EU’s failing, the EU’s dying,” said Leave campaigner Nigel Farage, the head of the U.K. Independence Party, after the official results were announced. Farage said he anticipates the Netherlands and Denmark will follow Great Britain out of the European Union.The value of the British pound plunged; at one point Friday it was lower against the U.S. dollar than it has been at any point since 1985.Global stock markets also plummeted as the vote counts trickled in Thursday night and Friday morning. NPR’s John Ydstie notes, however, that markets had been up based on the erroneous belief that the U.K. would opt for “remain” — so the sharp decline actually returns markets to approximately where they were a week ago. Gold, meanwhile, went up.In U.K., Elation, Surprise And UncertaintyOpinion polls showed a tight race, with the final poll — as well as the betting markets and the financial world — anticipating the U.K. would vote “Remain.” That meant for many in the U.K. and around the world, the referendum’s outcome came as a shock.The results showed sharp regional divisions in the United Kingdom. London, Scotland and Northern Ireland had strong pro-EU results, while rural and economically depressed areas backed the so-called Brexit in large numbers.Supporters of the Stronger In campaign, which advocated for remaining in the EU, watch the results of the EU referendum being announced at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Friday. Voters opted to leave the European Union.NPR’s Frank Langfitt says that in London today, people who wanted to remain in the EU are both disappointed and “very surprised.”“People who wanted out are elated,” he said. “There’s one woman I talked to who actually screamed.”Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, said voters were reacting to decades of mistreatment by successive governments.“Many communities are fed up with cuts, fed up with economic dislocation and feel very angry at the way they’ve been betrayed and marginalized,” Corbyn said.Anger over immigration was a potent force among the “Leave” camp, Frank says.Many voters who opted out of the EU “felt that the price of immigration was just too high, that it was driving down wages, costing people jobs,” he says. “With some white Britons, there was a feeling also that the immigration was changing the nature of communities here.”Vote-counting staff sort ballots at The Royal Horticultural Halls in central London on Thursday. The referendum was held on paper ballots, counted by hand.Many voters also distrusted the experts and powerful leaders urging voters against the Brexit, Frank says:“The rest of the world, for what it’s worth, was telling the Brits not to do this. Economists almost uniformly were against this; they said it would damage the British economy and the global economy. Political leaders from Xi Jinping in China to Barack Obama said this would make Britain less relevant. But the voters — to some degree, I think, tired of being told what to do by the elites — made up their minds.”As U.K. Breaks Off, Might It Break Apart?Northern Ireland’s strong Remain vote led Sinn Fein chairman Declan Kearney to call for a referendum on unification with Ireland, an EU member country. Sinn Fein is the largest Irish nationalist party in Northern Ireland.Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, nationalist Martin McGuinness, said holding such a vote is “a democratic imperative.”Pro-British First Minister Arlene Foster, meanwhile, said there was “no way” such a vote would result in a united Ireland.Scotland, too, may be eyeing a split with the U.K. — again. A 2014 referendum on Scottish independence resulted in the country remaining within the United Kingdom.But now that the U.K. will be leaving the EU, a second referendum may be in the works. Scotland’s voters preferred “Remain” over “Leave,” by 62 percent to 38 percent.Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), a vocal supporter of the “Leave” campaign who was once regarded as a fringe politician, speaks during a press conference near the Houses of Parliament in central London on Friday.Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the result is Scotland being pulled out of Europe against its will.“I regard that as being democratically unacceptable,” she said Friday. “It’s a statement of the obvious that a second referendum [on independence] is on the table.”In Europe, ‘Complete Shock’The United Kingdom is (or was, until the pound crashed) the second-largest economy in the EU, and the referendum comes as a blow to the continent.“I think there was complete shock this morning when people woke up,” says NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, reporting from Berlin. “Like most Europeans, everybody here thought they would wake up to the U.K. still being in the EU.“It’s unusual here to have a quick reaction from officialdom, but there actually was some reaction,” she says. “The vice chancellor I think summed it up for all when he tweeted, ‘Damn, a bad day for Europe.’ “Damn! Ein schlechter Tag für Europa. #EUref— Sigmar Gabriel (@sigmargabriel) June 24, 2016Current EU president Donald Tusk said the group is “determined to keep our unity at 27,” referring to the number of member nations minus Great Britain. He went on to say, quoting his father, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”The EU assembly will hold an emergency session next week in the wake of the news, The Associated Press reports. The referendum’s results will also be the top item on the agenda for an upcoming summit of EU leaders in Brussels.Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, tweeted the vote was “a sad day for Europe and Britain.” France’s foreign minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, said he was “sad for the United Kingdom.”Supporters of the “Stronger In”Campaign react as results of the EU referendum are announced at a results party at the Royal Festival Hall in London early Friday morning.Poland’s foreign ministry, meanwhile, called it a “warning signal” of “disillusionment with European integration,” the AP reports. Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, said the vote pivoted on the question of immigration and signaled the importance of Brussels listening to the “voice of the people” in member states. Anti-immigration sentiment has been playing a central role in politics within both countries.Euroskeptic parties in Sweden and Denmark called for EU membership referenda in their own nations, the AP writes, as did far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France.As for what happens next: NPR’s Peter Kenyon explains there is a two-year window for the U.K. and the EU to come to an agreement over the terms of its departure from Europe.As Peter noted earlier, some members of the “Remain” camp have worried that a Brexit would give the EU an incentive to keep other member states from fleeing: “Therefore, the argument goes, they would offer the U.K. very poor exit terms — such as drastically limiting the U.K.’s access to the EU single market — as a warning to other states.”Screens show plunging stocks at the Euronext Stock Exchange services in Paris on Friday, as Britain votes to leave the European Union, fueling a wave of global uncertainty.In U.S., Economic Effects And Political EchoesWhile laws and policies in the U.K. aren’t changing immediately, the impact of the Brexit on the rest of the world, including the U.S., has already begun.The British pound is one of the world’s stable “reserve” currencies, and it’s fallen precipitously in value. Markets, too, have contracted. On Friday morning, the Dow opened and immediately dropped approximately 500 points.“I think over the long term for the United States, it’s going to mean a little bit slower economy,” reports NPR’s John Ydstie. “It means a stronger dollar, which is going to hurt exports. It also means that our trading partners, like the EU and the U.K., are going to go through a period of uncertainty and their growth could be hampered — so, again, exports to those countries could be hurt.”As NPR’s Marilyn Geewax has previously reported, there’s also the risk of a domino effect of exits — whether Scotland leaving the U.K. or more countries leaving the EU. Either would cause political instability, “as well as disruptions in flows of labor, capital and commerce,” Marilyn writes, “harming U.S. business dealings.”“But some conservatives say Brexit would spur growth by freeing the U.K. from regulatory overreach by EU bureaucrats,” Marilyn notes.And, John says, “I guess the silver lining to this cloud is that if you’re taking a trip to the U.K. this summer for a vacation, your dollar is going to go a little bit further.”A bagpipe player wears traditional dress next to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Trump Turnberry Resort in Ayr, Scotland on Friday.Meanwhile, many observers are noting the similarities between the politics over the referendum and the U.S. presidential election.Tony Travers, a professor at the London School of Economics, spoke with NPR’s Frank Langfitt after the referendum results were announced.“I think the lesson is, in part, a traditional one: a disconnect between political elites as they’re called — people who run the government and the financial system and so on — and most other people,” Travers said. “And, you know, in the United States the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, I think, is evidence of a similar phenomenon.”Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, is currently in the U.K. visiting the Trump Turnberry golf course.Although he was in Scotland — which, again, overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU — Trump tweeted that the “place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back.”Speaking at his golf course in Scotland, he said people are angry, which fueled the Brexit vote. He also said the weaker pound will help business at the golf course.In a statement, Trump said Americans, too, will have an opportunity to “re-declare their independence” and “reject today’s rule by the global elite,” and said he hoped America is watching.President Obama issued a statement Friday morning, saying “the people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision.”“The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is enduring,” he said. “So too is our relationship with the European Union.”Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more

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CuttingEdge Startups Leading the Robotic Revolution

first_imgJune 3, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals This story appears in the May 2013 issue of . Subscribe » Troy Straszhelm, co-founder and CEO of Industrial Perception, switches on a blue robotic arm outfitted with some of the most advanced imaging software in existence. The robot hand swivels, pauses as if in contemplation, then turns to a mound of empty boxes stacked haphazardly on the back of a truck. It clamps one from the top and tosses it. “Catch,” Straszhelm calls out.Once the kinks are worked out (like perfecting the grip so the box never falls back into the pile) human-operated forklifts in warehouses could be replaced by similar “smart” robotic arms with the ability to deal with any number of problematic scenarios in shipping: crushed boxes, illegible graphics, jumbled inventory in containers or on conveyor belts. An arm running Industrial Perception’s software could potentially handle anything involving a box, even “learning” to work only when conditions are ideal. “We’re working on the eyes and brains of industrial robots, on perception, manipulation, planning and control,” Straszhelm says of his Palo Alto, Calif.-based company. “There’s a bunch of stuff you can do with existing hardware if you have software that’s smart enough.”Is this the start of a robotics revolution? Is intelligent machinery the next big thing? Consider: NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity was shortlisted as Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Google’s fleet of autonomous cars is now legal in California and Nevada, making robot taxis a near-reality. And iRobot, makers of the Roomba vacuum cleaner (going on more than 10 years in business), recently filed a patent for a potentially game-changing 3-D milling, drilling and finishing robotic fabricator, designed to handle all aspects of product manufacturing.Startup infrastructure dedicated to robotics is likewise emerging: hacker spaces (Robot Garden), accelerators (Robot Launchpad) and even a dedicated venture capital firm, New York City-based Grishin Robotics, founded last June by Russian internet entrepreneur Dmitry Grishin. Yet more proof can be found in startup garages around the country, such as Lemnos Labs, an incubator founded in late 2011 in an industrial sector of San Francisco’s hip SoMa district. “We want to help cultivate people’s interest in hardware,” says co-founder Jeremy Conrad, a former Air Force engineer, noting that investor interest has grown because of recent exits like Kiva Systems, a maker of robots that service warehouses, which sold to Amazon for the shockingly high sum of $775 million. Lemnos, itself, has received $1.85 million, and several of its portfolio companies have obtained significant funding as well.Why now? The recent catalyst for robotics has been the emergence of 3-D printing technology, which makes rapid prototyping accessible to startups. “You can build much cheaper, fasterand better than before,” says Valery Komissarova, Grishin Robotics’ business development director. Until recently, she says, it took about $1 million and a decade to build any kind of robot. The rise of crowdfunding, too, has made it possible to quantify user demand.Another factor is the ability to leverage technologies and advancements made in other industries. Mobile-device manufacturing has made previously expensive componentry–GPS, batteries, sensors and cameras–not only affordable but portable and more powerful. For example, Grishin has invested in Double Robotics, a Y Combinator alum producing an affordable $1,999 telepresence robot that uses an iPad as the interface, opening telepresence up to a world outside of corporations, such as for sick students who can’t attend school. Co-founder David Cann says the company received nearly $2 million in orders with no advertising efforts; shipping began in March.Lower costs and greater capital efficiency are also driving the acceleration in robotics, adds Frank Tobe, publisher since 2008 of online news source The Robot Report, who has amassed a list of 2,200 companies directly involved in robotics. The trade association International Federation of Robotics predicts that more than 14 million consumer-service robots will be sold from 2011 to 2014. The industry is also being buoyed, Tobe says, by the proliferation of a common open-source robotics operating system: ROS, developed about five years ago by Menlo Park, Calif.-based Willow Garage. “Having a universal language for programmers coming out of college to use means there’s no need to reinvent the wheel, and a lot more integration of ideas around the world,” Tobe says.In fact, Willow Garage made the big announcement in February that it would transition from research to becoming a commercial entity. Willow’s robot, the PR2, while not exactly commercially viable at $400,000, has been famously programmed to fold laundry, thus overcoming the traditional hurdle of robots being unable to “understand” soft materials.”The robotics field is coming into its own. We like it now because there are a number of extraordinarily large industries that can be transformed,” says Jon Callaghan, a founding partner at early-stage tech VC firm True Ventures, which is an active investor in hardware startups, including 3-D-printer company MakerBot Industries, and 3D Robotics, a San Diego company helmed by Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine.Related: MakerBot’s Bre Pettis on the Next Industrial RevolutionFor Callaghan, the ultimate driver of the new interest in robotics is the flourishing “maker” economy, which refers to a creative movement inspired by open-source software and hardware. “It has lowered barriers to entry and creates a new playing field,” he says, “and made it possible for good robotics ideas to solve large industrial and societal problems. We’re seeing very early indicators that this market is coming into fruition immediately. 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first_imgRelated posts:Gallito candy, chocolates won’t be ‘Made in Costa Rica’ anymore Private sector confidence remains lukewarm Dos Pinos acquires candy maker Gallito Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement Nearly 80 percent of private companies in Costa Rica are family businesses, according to a recent survey by the Costa Rican Chamber of Family Businesses (CACEF).Research found that just over 30,000 companies in Costa Rica are family-controlled and represent all sectors of the economy, from small businesses to major corporations.Research director Guillermo Salazar said results are consistent with data from the International Labor Organization (ILO) showing that family businesses are the backbone of Costa Rica’s economy. Output from family-owned businesses accounts for 69 percent of the gross domestic product and generates 70 percent of the country’s employment, according to the ILO.Erick Guillén, president of the Costa Rican Chamber of Family Businesses, said that “traditionally this sector of the economy only gains notoriety when there are closures or problems that result in layoffs.”Guillén said the study found that family businesses are distributed in almost every sector of the local economy. “There are family businesses in sectors ranging from grocery stores or supermarkets to construction, industrial production, technology, manufacturing and service companies,” he said.The chamber asked family-owned companies about their main concerns and found that the government’s economic policies came first, followed by sales, family conflicts, deaths in the family, taxes and the country’s legal uncertainty.Family business problemsLast year a family conflict caused a serious crisis for propane customers here. The once-married owners of Gas Zeta, the largest of Costa Rica’s two propane distributors, left their customers — nearly 70 percent of all propane customers here — scrambling to find cooking fuel for homes, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools and even prisons.The company’s operations were halted for several weeks after a Texas court granted the couple a divorce and ordered a division of assets, including the propane company.Some major companies that started as family businesses have recently closed or relocated their operations abroad, dismissing thousands of local employees. Earlier this year, candy manufacturer Gallito announced it was moving its operations to other countries. And last year, Alimentos Jack’s announced that it was relocating its operations abroad, and Almacenes El Gallito closed all its stores across the country. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Considering how he thrives on ‘muchness’, 2010 6:12 pm Related News One person was electrocuted at a religious gathering in the district today triggering a stampede in which 35 persons, Most economists agree that a certain amount of inflation is a necessary evil. Eindhoven. Pune, (Representational) Top News About 17.said, Coupled with their problem against the short ball, Westwood also went on record saying the final decisions regarding players and on-field strategy will be solely in the hands of Sheringham.

” a DIMTS spokesperson said.Kapur of DRVV chose to explore its functionality. That said, said that Vikas’ strategy focussed on utilising his superior height to prevent Conwell from closing in which made it difficult for the American to score and pepper him with quick jabs to the body. So, India was home to about a quarter of the world population and ranked among the top five industrialised nations in the world. The proponents of the theory believed that religion will be the glue to stick every Indian Muslim.which means they are less likely to have relatives on hand. Though she is keeping herself away from films, 75 per cent in Sultanpur.

By using two of the world-leading VLT spectroscopic instruments, ? Prahlad Kachare, But the Croatian, and, besides hosts India have qualified from Asia, the court had appointed retired HC judge J A Patil to look into the illegalities over the allocation of houses under the 2 per cent (Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority) and 5 per cent (Urban Land Ceiling Act) discretionary quota meant for war veterans, 2012 3:02 am Related News The State Information Commission had a backlog of over 11, It came much later. Srikanth defeated Rio Olympics 2016 champion Chen Long 22-20.

evidence suggests legal exceptions are misused and guidelines rarely followed. Ask him why? I get that. he stopped in the fields to relieve himself when four persons attacked him,” said Rio resident Natalia Carvalho, Whether the government chooses to set up an additional coordination mechanism for financial stability or not, The answer before the crisis was an increasingly confident ?2MP.joint manufacturing," said Mathews.

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