Antifungal drug could help cystic fibrosis patients for whom common treatments don’t work

first_imgArtificial pores in cells lining the lung release a compound (red) that fights infections that afflict cystic fibrosis patients. By Robert F. ServiceMar. 13, 2019 , 2:00 PM Fred Zwicky Rebecca Schultz Martin Burke (right) and his graduate students—Katrina Muraglia (center) and Rajeev Chorghade (left)—in the lab.center_img Antifungal drug could help cystic fibrosis patients for whom common treatments don’t work For one in 10 cystic fibrosis patients, current therapies don’t work, leaving them ravaged by shortness of breath and bouts of pneumonia and other infections. Now, there hope for them in the form of a medicine that’s already approved to fight fungal infections, researchers report today. The treatment appears to restore healthy function in human cells affected by cystic fibrosis as well as in pigs with the disease.“This is a wonderful development,” says Garry Cutting, a cystic fibrosis expert at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, who was not involved with the work. “This type of drug could provide a viable option for cystic fibrosis patients who are not eligible for any of the revolutionary treatments.”Cystic fibrosis results from mutations in a gene that codes for a protein called cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). The protein forms pores in cells that line the airways of the lungs, known as epithelial cells. These cells build up a compound called bicarbonate. The pores help the cells release bicarbonate into the lungs’ mucous lining, where it helps fight bacteria that infect lung tissue. In cystic fibrosis patients, these pores don’t work properly, so patients suffer from repeated and sometimes life-threatening lung infections.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)A series of revolutionary new drugs have helped restore at least partial function to CFTR channels. One helps ensure CFTR proteins form properly, for example, whereas others increase the transport of bicarbonate through the cellular pores. But some cystic fibrosis patients have CFTR mutations that don’t respond to the drugs, whereas others lack the CFTR gene altogether. “We don’t have many options for the patients that don’t produce CFTR,” Cutting says. That may soon change. In recent years, researchers led by Martin Burke, a chemist at the University of Illinois in Urbana, have been closely studying a U.S. Food and Drug Association–approved antifungal compound called amphotericin B (Am B). Am B forms aggregates that extract molecules, called sterols, from cell membranes. That can kill fungal cells, as their sterol—ergosterol—is essential for cell membrane stability. Am B can also be toxic to human cells, as it extracts cholesterol, the human sterol, from cell membranes. But at low concentrations, complexes of Am B and sterol take on a second role, forming pores that embed themselves in the cell membranes. Could the Am B–sterol complex also form pores in lung epithelial cells, helping cystic fibrosis patients’ lungs release bicarbonate?To find out, Burke and his colleagues tested Am B on lung tissue donated by cystic fibrosis patients who had a variety of mutations of the CFTR gene, including mutations that produce no CFTR. In epithelial cells grown in a lab dish, Am B produced pores, which released bicarbonate. The researchers also treated pigs with cystic fibrosis, using a version of Am B formulated for delivery to the lungs. Here, too, they saw production of the infection-fighting properties in the liquid lining the lung surfaces, they report today in Nature.The new pores aren’t exactly like the real thing, because they allow molecules other than bicarbonate to pass through. But that didn’t appear to produce side effects in the pigs.“We are incredibly excited about this,” says cystic fibrosis patient Emily Kramer-Golinkoff, who co-founded a nonprofit research foundation called Emily’s Entourage in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, which helped support Burke’s research. She says she’s been delighted to watch many of her friends’ diseases respond to recently developed CFTR drugs. However, as one of the 10% with a nonresponsive CFTR mutation she says, “I feel like I’m still on that sinking ship.”The new result gives Kramer-Golinkoff hope. The early data look good, she says, and if the therapy works in humans, Am B could be made available to patients quickly, because the drug is already an approved medicine. “A lot of people like me don’t have time to wait.”last_img read more

Sports Highlights

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 13 (PTI) The following are the top stories at 1730 Hours STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-WC-RUSSIA-CRITICISM Hours before kick-off, Russia urges world to focus on WC and shun negativity By Abhishek Hore Moscow, Jun 13 (PTI) The Russian football community has made a fervent appeal to the game’s stakeholders, including the globetrotting fans, to “shun negativity” and get behind the country as it geared up to host its maiden FIFA World Cup starting tomorrow. SPO-MANIKA-PM Manika Batra accepts PM’s fitness challengeNew Delhi, Jun 13 (PTI) Country’s new table-tennis sensation Manika Batra today accepted the fitness challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said she will share her fitness video soon. SPO-CHESS-SOUMYAI respect religion but it has no place on sporting field: Soumya New Delhi, Jun 13 (PTI) Chess player Soumya Swaminathan has been left a bit shaken by the storm triggered by her pullout from a tournament in Iran over the issue of compulsory headscarf but remains firm in her belief that religious diktats should not extend beyond places of worship. SPO-IND-STANIKZAICaptain Stanikzai banking on 4-day experience to challenge India in Afghanistan’s debut Test Bengaluru, Jun 13 (PTI) Set to make its historic Test debut against formidable India starting here tomorrow, Afghanistan is heavily banking on its experience of playing in four-day games to challenge the hosts, said the visiting team captain Asghar Stanikzai. SPO-IND-SIMMONSSpotlight on Rashid has helped others to prepare well: Simmons By Kushan Sarkar Bengaluru, Jun 13 (PTI) There is a distinct advantage of having Rashid Khan in the team as Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons feels all the spotlight which the star spinner has garnered has allowed his lesser-known colleagues to prepare peacefully for the historic one-off Test against India.advertisement SPO-CHHETRIIndia need to play top-10 teams in Asia before Asian Cup: Chhetri New Delhi, Jun 13 (PTI) Talismanic national football team captain Sunil Chhetri feels India should play against top-10 ranked sides of the continent in the next few months if the country desires to do well in next year’s Asian Cup. SPO-HOCK-WOM-INDIndian women team begn Spain series with 0-3 defeat Madrid (Spain), Jun 13 (PTI) In a disappointing start to the series, Indian women team was blanked 0-3 by hosts Spain in the opening match of the five-match series at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium, here today. SPO-IND-PREVIEW Kabul Express set for ‘Test’ run in and against India By Kushan Sarkar Bengaluru, Jun 13 (PTI) Statistically, it’s a classic David vs Goliath showdown but contextually, it’s the beginning of a historic new chapter in international cricket as world No.1 India take on a war-ravaged-but-resilient Afghanistan in their first ever Test match, here tomorrow. SPO-IND-RAHANE Need to talk to selectors about preparation after this Test: Rahane By Kushan Sarkar Bengaluru, Jun 13 (PTI) No longer a certainty in the shorter formats, India’s stand-in Test captain Ajinkya Rahane today said he will talk to the national selection committee in order to get a clearer picture about his mode of preparation for the upcoming Test series in England. SPO-TENNIS-PRAJNESH Prajnesh shocks Shapovalov in Stuttgart New Delhi, Jun 13 (PTI) Indian Davis Cupper Prajnesh Gunnewaran today earned the biggest win of his career by stunning world number 23 Denis Shapovalov in the opening round of the ATP Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. PTI APAAPAlast_img read more

Meet The Elite

first_imgIn the lead up to the 2014 Elite Eight Series, we catch up with each of the teams to see how their preparations are going in the lead up to the series. Stay tuned over the next two weeks as we countdown the days until the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League and meet a new player each day. In the first edition of ‘Meet The Elite’, we hear from the New South Wales Scorpions’ Laura Peattie – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28322449 In the second edition, we catch up with the Alliance’s Tim Glazebrook – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28333541In the third edition, we talk to the New South Wales Rebels’ Sam Rodgers – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28350309 In the fourth edition, we hear from the Queensland South Stingrays’ Pete Norman – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28366976 In the fifth edition, we chat to the New South Wales Country Mavericks’ Jessica McCall – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28382080In the sixth edition, we hear from the New South Wales Mets’ Dean Springfield – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28398810 In the seventh edition, we chat to the Queensland Country Outlaws’ Jayden Benbow – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28415206 In the eighth edition, we hear from the Queensland Chiefs’ Catherine Sargent – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28431820In the ninth edition, we chat to the New South Wales Scorpions’ Willie Bishop – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28448757 In the tenth edition, we hear from the Alliance’s Taylor Mason – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28465681 In the eleventh edition, we hear from the New South Wales Rebels’ Clay Studdon – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28482496 In the twelfth edition, we chat to the Queensland South Stingrays’ Kate McCarthy – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28499586 In the thirteenth edition, we hear from the New South Wales Country Mavericks’ Luke Tonegato – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28516421 In the fourteenth edition, we hear from the New South Wales Mets’ Ash Quinlan – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28532420In the fifteenth edition, we hear from the Queensland Country Outlaws’ Kelly Kennedy – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28548488 In the sixteenth edition, we hear from the Queensland Chiefs’ Sebe Rey – http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=14-907-0-0-0&sID=9248&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=28560936 To view the ‘Meet the Elite’ series, please visit the National Touch League website – www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com. Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au and www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com in the lead up to the event to hear from each of the Elite Eight teams and their preparations for the series which starts on Wednesday, 12 March in Coffs Harbour. You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways: Websites www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com www.austouch.com.au Social Media Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksMeet The Elitelast_img read more

10 months agoHuddersfield midfielder Philip Billing: No-one giving up here

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield midfielder Philip Billing: No-one giving up hereby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town midfielder Philip Billing insists no-one is giving up on Premier League survival.The 22-year-old Dane was gutted by the 1-0 defeat at Fulham which leaves Town with a massive mountain to climb to avoid relegation back to the Championship.”We can’t be too disappointed (for too long) because we have another game coming up and we have to recover and get ready for that, and hopefully the fans will stick with us and support us at home,” said Billing ahead of facing Burnley.”It’s a strain (being where we are), but nobody ever told us it was going to be easy in the Premier League.”Last season we survived and I don’t see why we can’t again, taking every game at a time we just need that one game to turn it around and get that win. Once we get that anything can happen.”Right now it seems it’s hard, but we have to show some character and just keep being positive.”I know we can’t just keep saying that, but that’s the truth, you can’t come into training and just be negative and thinking we are going to get relegated – we have to keep believing to the last game of the season and that’s what we are going to do.” last_img read more

Fruit Growers Receive Support for Industry Development

first_img The Nova Scotia apple industry will explore new productopportunities with the help of a $150,000 fund. Chrisd’Entremont, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, announced thefund today, Nov. 25. “This initiative is a great example of government, industry andthe research community working together to find new economicdevelopment opportunities,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “This fundingwill help determine future research and development for the appleindustry.” “The Nova Scotia Fruit Growers’ Association’s IndustryVitalization Program uses a business approach to moving theindustry into a sustainable future,” said Geoff Hennigar,association president. The funds will be used to analyse potential market opportunitiesfor apple products and assess relevant economic and businesstrends that will influence future development of the Nova Scotiaapple industry. “Renewal of our agricultural sector requires creative solutions.This project links science and innovation with economicdevelopment,” said Mr. d’Entremont. This two-year project was funded through the New OpportunitiesBusiness Development and Investment Initiative of the RenewalChapter of the Agricultural Policy Framework. The framework is a co-operative agreement between the federal andprovincial governments, designed to provide programming in fivekey areas: food safety and quality; science and innovation;skills and renewal; the environment; and the management ofbusiness risks on the farm. Both levels of government have agreedto provide $4.2 million to support renewal initiatives,including: support for business planning; feasibility studies;research to identify new opportunities; and support for knowledgeand skills development. AGRICULTURE/FISHERIES–Fruit Growers Receive Support for IndustryDevelopmentlast_img read more

US sales of new homes increased 43 pct in November October sales

by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Dec 23, 2015 8:05 am MDT Last Updated Dec 23, 2015 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Americans appear less inclined to buy new homes as the year ends. Sales improved in November only because fewer people bought new homes in October than initially reported.The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new-home sales rose 4.3 per cent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 490,000. But that increase was made possible mainly because the sales rate for October was revised sharply down to 470,000 from 495,000.The housing market has strengthened for much of this year. Yet it has noticeably cooled since September as purchases of new homes in the Northeast and Midwest have been uneven. Year to date, new-home sales have advanced 14.5 per cent, driven by job growth that pulled the unemployment rate to a healthy 5 per cent and relatively low mortgage rates.“November new home sales disappointed, but this recent volatility has become a constant,” said Ray Rodriguez, a mortgage sales manager at TD Bank. “We remain optimistic about new home sales levelling out, especially with the projected increase in residential units next year alleviating supply concerns and stimulating home purchases.”The residential construction sector is still recovering from the housing bust and the Great Recession, which officially ended more than six years ago. New-home sales remain below their 52-year historic average of 655,200. Yet prices are rising. The median new-home sales price has advanced 0.8 from a year ago to $305,000.Real estate has also encountered new regulatory challenges as 2015 winds down. The introduction of new mortgage disclosure rules appears to have delayed sales of existing homes in November. Introduced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the guidelines provide a framework for informing homebuyers about interest rates and fees that may take months for the housing industry to adapt to.The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales of existing homes plummeted 10.5 per cent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.76 million, the weakest pace in 19 months.Despite that decline, sales of existing homes are poised to rise 5 per cent in 2015 from a year ago.Low mortgage rates have aided buying this year. Still, rates are now slightly higher than a year ago. The Federal Reserve hiked a key short-term rate last week, the first increase of its kind in nearly a decade as the economy appears solid enough to manage higher borrowing costs. US sales of new homes increased 4.3 pct. in November; October sales revised down sharply read more

Murder inquiry launched after boy seven dies in Deptford house fire

The fire-damaged house in DeptfordCredit:Rob Pinney/LNP A police officer at the scene of the house fire on Adolphus Street, Deptford Fire investigator works at the scene of the house fire Detective Superintendent Jane Corrigan, of Lewisham Police, said Joel mother and sister managed to escape the fire, adding: “An innocent seven-year-old boy has lost his life in what should have been the safest place for him, his home. We’re treating this as a murder investigation. The house in Adolphus Street where the boy died The house in Adolphus Street where the boy diedCredit:Rob Pinney/LNP Police cordon off the house as investigations continue Wale Arthur, 39, said: “I saw him last on Friday. It was my birthday so we had a barbecue. He was a very happy lad.”Kayla McClellan , 23, who lives next door to the property, said: “I just woke up to screaming and when we opened the door a wall of fire came through the front and we immediately closed it and went out through the back.” The fire-damaged house in Deptford Police and fire investigations officers at the scene of a house fire  Police and fire investigations officers at the scene of a house fire Credit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Police cordon off the house as investigations continueCredit:Rob Pinney/LNP 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. A police officer at the scene of the house fire on Adolphus Street, DeptfordCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Police have launched a murder inquiry after a seven-year-old boy was killed when a fire was deliberately started at his home.The boy’s mother and older sister jumped from the first floor in a desperate bid to escape after their property in Deptford, south east London, went up in flames in the early hours on Tuesday morning.They were taken to hospital for treatment for non life-threatening injuries, but when firefighters entered the house they found the body of Joel Uhrie inside.His father John arrived distraught at the scene shortly after the fire took hold only to be told his son had died.Mr Uhrie, 54, who moved out of the family home around five years ago after separating from Joel’s mother Sophie, said: “It’s terrible, the pain we cannot forget. He played with everyone around here. He was a very lovely boy who was just loving life and it’s a terrible loss.”A few hours later police announced that they were treating the death of Joel as murder. “We believe that the fire was started deliberately but at this stage I am unable to go into any further detail due to operational reasons.”We have no idea what the motive for this attack was. We’ve got no suspects at this time.”Joel’s mother Sophie was last night recovering in hospital with the couple’s 19-year-old daughter, Sarah, a first-year university student at Coventry University, and her son Sam, 21.Mr Uhrie said he was supposed to see his son on Monday but did not because his Mrs Uhrie wanted to take him out.He said: “They just called me about 4am this morning and they said there was a fire. When I came, the first thing I saw was my daughter inside the ambulance. They said, ‘Joel’s dead’, and there’s nothing I can do about it.”Grace Gbenedio, 56, a neighbour and family friend, said she rushed outside after hearing the screams.She told how she held Mrs Urhie and asked her where Joel was, and she said: “My son is inside, my son is inside.” Mrs Gbenedio added: “She was on the floor crying, ‘help, help, help’.” She added: “I held her and said, ‘where is he?’. She said, ‘he’s still in there’. A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: “Firefighters arrived to find a very severe fire inside the house.”The ground floor was badly damaged by the blaze, as well as the whole of the first floor and the stairs from the ground to the first floor. “Two women jumped from first floor level shortly before the first firefighters arrived at scene. They were both treated at the scene by firefighters and London Ambulance Service crews.”Sadly, a seven-year-old boy was found deceased by firefighters inside the property.”The Met Police’s Homicide and Major Crime Command continue their investigation. Clive Stagg, 64, said “all hell was breaking loose” and added: “I have never seen anything like it. The whole house was ablaze. “You couldn’t even get near it, even if you would have tried.”Six fire engines and around 35 firefighters tackled the blaze at a house on Adolphus Street after they were called at 3.25am.The fire raged for an hour and a half and nearby properties were evacuated as a precaution until crews managed to bring the fire under control just before 4.50am. “The fire was just too much, like a curtain, no one could go in or out. “I said, ‘where, where, where?’. She said, ‘that room’.”We heard the last blast of the glass and she just collapsed.”Describing Joel’s mother a neighbour said: “She’s very caring, she’s selfless. This should not be happening. She doesn’t deserve this. She’s so nice, a very law-abiding citizen.”Neighbours told of their shock at the boy’s death as investigators worked inside the fire-ravaged house behind a police cordon.Andre Pavanello, 21, said he heard “really, really loud screaming”.”As I came out here I heard screaming and the front of the window smashed,” he added.”I think they had to smash the window to get out and they had to jump out because the fire was getting too big.”He added: “I think that he (the boy) was trapped inside the room because the flames were way too big to start with.” Detective Superintendent Jane Corrigan, of Lewisham Police, said: “We continue to work with our London Fire Brigade partners to establish the circumstances around this tragic death.“Road closures and a crime scene remain in place at this time and we appreciate the cooperation of local residents in the surrounding area. “Our thoughts are with the child’s family and specialist officers are providing them with support and will be keeping them informed as the investigation progresses.“At this early stage there are a number of possible lines of enquiry however officers retain an open mind with regard to motive.“I appeal to anyone who has information concerning this fire to contact police without delay.” Fire investigator works at the scene of the house fireCredit:Rob Pinney/LNP read more

Russias leading coal miner SUEK joins World Coal Association

first_imgLast week, Russia’s leading coal producer, SUEK, announced that it has joined the World Coal Association (WCA), the only body acting internationally on behalf of the global coal industry. With 15 underground mines and 12 open pits in Siberia and the Far East of Russia, SUEK is one of the world’s largest coal companies that produces higher-quality enriched coal.“As the WCA continues to demonstrate the vital role coal plays in delivering sustainable development and energy security, we welcome the addition of SUEK to our membership,” said Chief Executive of the World Coal Association Benjamin Sporton. “The WCA’s main goal is to secure the long-term sustainability of the coal sector, and bring together stakeholders to encourage innovation and leadership. SUEK’s membership reflects the importance of Russia to the global coal industry. I look forward to working with SUEK to strengthen the WCA’s role in presenting coal as a vital energy and strategic resource, essential to the world today and into the future,” Sporton added.Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of SUEK, Vladimir Rashevsky said: “We took an important decision to join the global coal industry association to work together to secure the long-term sustainability of the coal industry. Our products are delivered to 1,900 customers in 42 countries across the globe so we know the challenges that coal sector faces now. Working with other actors in the global market, we look forward to continue contributing to responsible development of the coal industry, providing solutions for rising energy needs to ensure global energy security while meeting the highest environmental standards.”SUEK (Siberian Coal Energy Company) is one of the world’s leading coal mining companies and Russia’s largest producer of premium, higher-quality coal. It is the largest Russian coal exporter and supplier to the domestic market. SUEK’s mining, processing, transportation and service facilities are located in eight regions of Russia and employ more than 33,500 people.last_img read more

Popes deputy says celibacy is not a dogma of the Church

first_img58-year-old Parolin was appointed to his new role, as the Vatican’s head of government, at the start of this month and he is considered the most important figure in the Church after the Pope himself. He had previously been stationed in Venezuela as the Vatican’s ambassador.Speaking of corruption, he said it is one of the “great challenges in Latin America”. “This is a fundamental point on which you want to work because corruption kills societies and states,” he added.His response on the subject of punishment for paedophilia within the Church was brief, asserting that the Pope is in line with what was done from the time of Benedict XVI- “take a strong stance and especially to the victims, to prevent the recurrence of these events.”“I imagine that was not easy,” Parolin said.Read: Vatican envoy sacked over child sex probe>Read: Archbishop Martin denies reports of a move to The Vatican> THE RECENTLY APPOINTED Secretary of State for the Vatican, Pietro Parolin, has said that the issue of celibacy is up for discussion but that it is a great challenge for the Pope.In an interview with Venezuelan newspaper El Universal, Parolin said that celibacy is “not a dogma of the Church and can be discussed because it is a church tradition”.“It is a great challenge to the Pope because he has the ministry of unity and all such decisions should be assumed as a way to unite the Church, not to divide,” he said.Then you can talk, reflect and elaborate on these issues that are not defined faith and think of some modifications, but always in the service of the unit and all in the will of God. It’s not what I like but to be faithful to what God wants for his Church.last_img read more

Robotic petrol pumps could be arriving sooner than you think

first_imgWITH MORE SMART cars being worked on and self-driving cars slowly becoming a reality, someone has decided that petrol stations require the same treatment.The Huskey Corporation, based in the US, has created a robotic fuel pump that will open up your fuel door and begin filling up your car automatically.Infrared lights and cameras locate the door before a nozzle is extended into the fuel tank, before it starts filling up.The company has partnered with Swedish company, Fuelmatics Systems, to create the robotic pump. The idea is that consumers will pay and make fuel choice selections on a drive-up screen or through their smartphone.The pumps will cost $50,000 each, not including installation, which may put some stations off, but the makers say that the system increases delivery speed and is 30 per cent faster than normal pumps.For those unsure how it will work, here’s the robot in action. (Video: Huskycorporation/YouTube)Read: Here’s what happens when you’re arrested on suspicion of drink-driving… >Read: Google envisions self-driving cars being used as ad-powered taxis >last_img read more

Choose Your Own Adventure makes its way to film

first_imgIf you grew up in the 1980s, you probably have fond memories of flipping your way through one of the Choose Your Own Adventure books that were so de rigeur amongst young literates. We’ve seen some update of that formula in the years since, usually by shifting the medium from paperback to video games, but now the tech is shifting to a new realm: interactive movies.The new film is called Turbulence and it has been developed by Tel Aviv University’s Professor Nitzan Ben Shaul. The film’s story centers around three Israeli friends who reunite accidentally in Manhattan, two decades after splitting up.AdChoices广告Doesn’t sound as riveting a choose-your-own-adventure plot as, say, being stuck overnight in a haunted department store, does it? Still, it’s definitely interactive: duriong key moments in the story, selected action items glow on screen, which you can then interact with.One example is that in one scene, a character who is wondering whether or not to send a text message on his cell phone will have his cell phone glow. Touch the phone and you’ll send the message, progressing the plot. Ignore it, and events will unfurl in another way.Without any interaction whatsoever, Turbulence is an 83 minute joint, but obviously, since the plot branches, a real playthrough will take a lot less time. I wonder when gimmick-obsessed Hollywood will eventually start moving in this direction.Read more at Gizmaglast_img read more

Didier Deschamps still cant forgive Karim Benzema

Didier Deschamps still cant forgive Karim Benzema

first_imgNearly three years after an unfortunate interview Benzema did with Marca, Didier Deschamps is still hurt for being labeled a racist by the striker.Back in 2016 when France celebrated the European Championship at home, Les Bleus’ manager Didier Deschamps decided to not call Karim Benzema for the competition due to his involvement in the scandal that Valbuena was also part of.Karim Benzema was the target of an onslaught of criticism from several parts of France and by members in all corners of society, the French striker felt attacked and he decided to defend himself by offering an interview with Marca in which he stated that the France manager’s decision to leave him out of the squad came after “caving to pressure from the racist part of France”.This statement was the ultimate insult against Deschamps, who has always made his decisions to select the players with a certain level of common sense.It was only natural that he would make the ultimate decision of never calling Karim Benzema to play for France as long as he remained the manager, Les Bleus have gone to win the World Cup since and Karim is still hurt that Deschamps has kept him blacklisted from the team.Now that time has gone by and both men have met success in their careers, one would think that Deschamps could let bygones be bygones.DESCHAMPS carga contra BENZEMA y las acusaciones de racismo https://t.co/yqVu5kdUfa pic.twitter.com/wHapvuvfQB— El Bernabéu (@elbernabeucom) January 13, 2019But this Saturday during an interview with Europe 1, the French manager reminded everyone that he doesn’t easily forget and he may take this bitter feeling against Karim Benzema to his grave.When he was asked specifically about the possibility that the striker could be called back to play for his national team, Deschamps didn’t hesitate to call things for what they are.“Some people can give speeches that can have consequences that go beyond any form of understanding, and I can never forget that,” Deschamps said during the interview as quoted by Diario AS.“At that moment I considered that a line had been crossed. I pick French players, all of them are French and it has never occurred to me to not select someone based on their color or religion. And in the same way the other way around, I would never pick someone based on the same criteria, because that would just as bad or worse,” concluded the France manager.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Deschamps no olvida la entrevista de Benzema en MARCA: “Cruzó la línea, nunca lo olvidaré” https://t.co/2ZONrCEcYy— Noti Kayak (@NotiKayak) January 13, 2019If the Real Madrid player had any chance of reconciliation with the France manager about what was said, he must really be regretting what he said right now because he will retire from football knowing that he could’ve been a World Cup champion with the second golden generation of players that France has ever produced.Les Bleus do seem like they are going to dominate international football for the upcoming decade under Didier Deschamps guidance, which must feel very frustrating for Karim because of the missed opportunity.After hearing the words from the manager and how visibly hurt he still is, we are not sure that an apology will help in any shape or form to get him back in the manager’s good graces.At the end of the day, Karim Benzema will retire as one of Real Madrid’s most successful players in the modern era but he will always have that stain on his career that could make anyone regret his life choices for the rest of time.As of right now, the player still hasn’t responded to Deschamp’s statements and he may not even feel the urge to do so.The Real Madrid striker is too tired of defending himself from this whole drama. Plus, the forward hasn’t really been missed by anybody after the success France has gotten in recent memory.Ready 💯🔥 pic.twitter.com/alORer3AJT— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) January 12, 2019How do you think Karim Benzema should react to Didier Deschamps’ latest comments about him? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Poetry festival A treat for audiences in City Santiniketan

Poetry festival A treat for audiences in City Santiniketan

first_imgIt’s spring,a time to celebrate poetry. It would be more of a meet among poets, their friends, listeners, followers meant for exchanging their creative thoughts through poetry. It is an initiative of Abrittilok, Kolkata, in association with Bratati Parampara in collaboration with Bengali Department, Visva Bharati, Sahitya Akademy and Ministry of Culture, Govt of India between Feb 22 and Feb 25, 2018, in Santiniketan and Kolkata.A curtain raiser will take place in association with the Press Club Kolkata on Feb 20 in the august presence of Bratya Basu( IT Minister, WB) followed by the audio enactment of Mrityunjay, a presentation by Nandikar at Kolkata Press Club. This year, the focus is on the poets from North Eastern region of India. On Feb 22, at Lipika (Santiniketan), the inaugural ceremony would be graced by Amal Pal (Head, Bengali Dep, Visva Bharati ), Gautam Paul ( Office-In-Charge, Sahitya Akademy,Kolkata), Malabika Mitra( President, Abrittilok,Kolkata), Bratati Bandyopadhyay (Director, Bratati Parampara ) at 5.30 PM. It would be followed by an evening of poetry with the inaugural recitation by Bratati Parampara, Santiniketan, solo recitation by Bratati Bandyopadhyay,Shubhabrata Roy Chowdhury, Avik Ghosh, Amartya Mukhopadhyay, Ei Banglar Shikore( Compilation by Soumitra Mitra ), presentation by Abrittilok and Bratati Parampara , Jagannath Bose and Urmimala Bose (Joint recitation). On Feb 23, the celebration of poetry would take place at Uttarayan Prangan. Inaugural recitation will be by the Techno India, Santiniketan. Poetry collage- Mrityur Poreo Jeno Hente Jete Pari by Soumitra Mitra, Sumantra Sengupta, Rabin Mazumdar, Nupur Bose and so on will e followed by the solo recitation by Debshankar Haldar, Sutapa Bandyopadhyay will be followed by Kobitar Gaan by Lopamudra Mitra, a musical presentation by Visva Bharati. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThen it’s time for Kolkata. On Feb 24 and 25, the sessions will take place at P C Chandra Garden. On the first day, Shaoli Mitra will recite poems of Tagore followed by an audio enactment of Raktakarobi directed by Bratati Bandyopadhyay. The performers are Sumantra Sengupta, Srikanta Acharya, Kalyan Sen Barat, Madhubani Chatterjee, Manoj Murali Nayar, Alok Ray Ghatak, Bratati Bandyopadhyay, students of Kabyayan and so on. On the final day, Bratati Parampara will present Pratham Puja followed by a solo recitation by Soumitra Chatterjee, Pranati Tagore, Sohini Sengupta, Sovan Sundar Basu and then Tagore songs by Jayati Chakraborty. Special guests on the occasion will be Shankha Ghosh, Shirshendu Mukherjee and so on.last_img read more

Google Maps Launches AR Navigation For Android And iPhones

Google Maps Launches AR Navigation For Android And iPhones

first_img Bestseller AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches (95) Ads by Amazon Related Products ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Epson Moverio BT-300FPV Smart Glasses (FPV/Drone Edition) Using Live ViewLive View only requires the users to point the camera at their surroundings, and AR technology will help the user see which way to go by flashing arrows in the right direction.People who have a compatible device and would like to try out the feature need only to input their destination, click on Walking Directions, and choose Live View to try it out. For now, it is only available for walking navigation, and there is no word on whether Google will eventually implement it for vehicle navigation.Google MapsApart from Live View, Google Maps is also now a better travel companion. Through the app, users can also see their flight and hotel reservation by simply tapping the “Your Places” and then the “Reservations” tab to see a list of upcoming trips.Also, with the “Your Match” feature, travelers can find local restaurants, their must-try dishes, book a reservation, and even see how long the wait times are.“After you’ve booked your trip, these new tools will simplify every step of your trip once you’ve touched down–from getting around a new city to reliving every moment once you’re home,” says Rachel Inman, UX Designer for Google Maps. TAG Google Maps, Augmented reality, Navigation Bestseller Ads by Amazon Hudly Wireless Head-Up Display (HUD) for All Cars, Available for iOS and Android (35) All Close With the new Live View feature on Google Maps, people can use AR to better see which way to go. Arrows and directions will be placed in the real world to show users where to go while also getting to enjoy the view.  ( Google ) Traveling can sometimes be difficult when it is difficult to navigate even when using a map. With Google’s new Live View feature, people can easily navigate and still enjoy the view thanks to Augmented Reality technology.Google Maps AR NavigationGoogle Maps’ AR feature was first announced in 2018, and entered private testing in February. By 2019 Pixel users were able to enjoy it. After months of testing, the feature finally has a name, Live View, and Android and iPhone users with devices that support ARKit and ARCore will be able to use it.Compared to basic GPS which tells you where you are but not where you are facing, Live View uses what Google calls “Visual Positioning System” which works by combining GPS, camera footage, and visual data to determine where a user is and where he or she needs to go. DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN $199.99$265.21last_img read more

Introducing Walt A syntax for WebAssembly text format written 100 in JavaScript

Introducing Walt A syntax for WebAssembly text format written 100 in JavaScript

first_imgWalt, an alternative syntax for WebAssembly text format, was introduced today. It allows developers to use JavaScript syntax to write to as “close to the metal” as possible. Its ultimate goal is to make WebAssembly accessible to regular JavaScript programmers. Written 100% in JavaScript it requires no LLVM/binary toolkits. What Walt tries to solve? Writing zero-overhead, optimized WebAssembly code is difficult. You need to write very plain C code, compile that to .wast and then optimize that result. Then, finally, you’re ready to compile that into the final WebAssembly binary. Walt attempts to take C/Rust out of the equation and write “as close to the metal” as possible without losing readability. How it solves the problem? What Walt does is, it provides a thin layer of syntax sugar on top of .wat text format. This improved syntax will give developers direct control over the WebAssembly output. This means that there should be minimal to none post optimization to be done to the wast code generated. For example, here is what a .walt module, which exports a recursive Fibonacci function, looks like: Source: GitHub When this code is passed through the Walt compiler, you get a buffer which can be used to create a WebAssembly module with a fibonacci export. Al this is done with familiar JS syntax and without any external binary toolkits. What are some of its use cases? Anyone who is interested in WebAssembly but is not familiar with system languages can get a quick start with Walt. It can be used in the following scenarios: Web/Node libraries Games Web VR/ AR Projects depending on heavy real-time computation from complex UIs to 3D visualizations To know more about Walt and how you can get started with it, check out its GitHub repository. Read Next Introducing Wasmjit: A kernel mode WebAssembly runtime for Linux Unity Benchmark report approves WebAssembly load times and performance in popular web browsers Why is everyone going crazy over WebAssembly?last_img read more

Warm reception expected as Romney lands in Israel

first_imgThe visit to Israel comes at a time when its leaders are weighing a military attack on Iran, the neighboring regime in Syria is looking increasingly shaky and Mideast peace talks are going nowhere.Romney, a longtime friend of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is expected to play up his critique of Obama’s posture toward the Jewish state and his handling of Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons ambitions.Israeli political scientist Abraham Diskin says Romney can expect an “enthusiastic” reception, both because of his solid record of pro-Israel comments _ and because he’s not Obama.“What interests Israelis is Israel,” Diskin said. “Romney has a very pro-Israel stance. He is very suspicious of the Arab world. (Israelis) are very suspicious of Obama.”In an effort to upstage Romney a day before he landed in Israel, the White House announced it was signing legislation expanding military and civilian cooperation with Israel.Romney told the Israeli daily Haaretz before his arrival that Washington’s commitments to Israel should be “as clear as humanly possible” given the changes in the region.“When Israel feels less secure in the neighborhood, it should feel more secure of the commitment of the United States to its defense.” Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) – Mitt Romney’s support for Israel will likely earn the presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee a warm welcome from Israeli leaders when he meets with them Sunday _ and a frosty reception from Palestinians, who fear he would do little to advance their stalled statehood dreams.Romney, who hopes to defeat Democratic President Barak Obama in the November general election, touched down in Tel Aviv on Saturday night as part of a three-nation foreign tour that includes Britain and Poland. He hopes it will boost his credentials to direct U.S. national security and diplomacy. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img Romney’s relationship with the U.S.-educated Netanyahu dates back decades, when they briefly overlapped in the 1970s at Boston Consulting Group, and the two men share conservative outlooks. A Romney bankroller, Sheldon Adelson, is financing a free Israeli newspaper that reflects Netanyahu’s views.Netanyahu has refused to endorse either presidential candidate, although his ties with Obama have been fraught.“I will receive Mitt Romney with the same openness that I received another presidential candidate, then-Senator Barack Obama, when he came almost four years ago, almost the same time in the campaign, to Israel,” he said when asked about the visit last Sunday on Fox News. “We extend bipartisan hospitality to both Democrats and Republicans.”Romney _ like most politicians who make the trek to Israel _ is likely to face questions such as whether he would endorse calls by some fellow Republicans to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and his stance on Israeli calls for Washington to release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.Romney has consistently accused Obama of putting too much pressure on Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians and of being too weak on Iran. He says he wants to present a clearer military threat to the Islamic Republic, with a stronger naval presence in the Gulf. Tehran denies it is seeking nuclear weapons. The vital role family plays in society At a war veterans’ convention in Nevada this week, Romney accused Obama of being “fond of lecturing Israel’s leaders.”“He has undermined their position, which was tough enough as it was,” Romney said. The “people of Israel deserve better than what they have received from the leader of the free world.”Obama rejects the criticism and points to unprecedented security cooperation with the Jewish state.Three years after he came into office with Israeli-Palestinian peace at the top of his foreign policy priorities, Obama recently acknowledged that his efforts there have failed. Peace talks have been deadlocked more than three years.Obama, who tried to persuade the Arab world that he was an honest broker, lost the Palestinians’ trust by refusing to follow up tough talk with action when Israel defied his call to halt settlement construction on occupied land Palestinians seek for a future state.The Palestinian leadership in the West Bank has refused to resume negotiations without a settlement construction freeze and went ahead with a statehood campaign at the United Nations, over the president’s objections.Palestinians fear Romney would be softer on Israel than Obama. Palestinian politician Hanan Ashrawi said that would doom any chance for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and establishing a Palestinian state on lands Israel captured in the 1967 war. Sponsored Stories With polls showing a close race, Romney hopes this showcase for his pro-Israel stance will help him to woo votes from traditionally Democratic Jewish voters and evangelical Christians who zealously defend Israeli government policy. Obama has not visited Israel since he became president.The Gallup polling organization reported Friday that Obama’s standing stood at 68 percent among Jews, while 25 percent favored Romney.Romney already has stumbled in his first international swing as presidential contender by suggesting that British officials might not be prepared to pull off a successful Olympics. In an interview with NBC News, he called London’s problems with games preparation “disconcerting,” and the remark sparked sharp responses from Britain’s top officials. Romney attended swimming events in London on Saturday morning ahead of his planned flight to Tel Aviv.In Israel, Romney will be meeting with Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, President Shimon Peres and Israeli opposition leaders.He will not see Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Abbas aide Nimr Hamad said, though he will be sitting down with the Palestinian prime minister, Salam Fayyad, in Jerusalem. The Romney campaign said the likely Republican Party nominee only had time in his schedule to meet with one Palestinian leader and that Fayyad has an existing relationship with Romney. The Abbas camp did not offer an explanation for why no meeting was planned. “American foreign policy in the region is shaped by Israel and determined by what’s good for Israel, and not even what’s good for the U.S.,” Ashrawi complained.Romney “will probably try to take it a notch higher,” she said, and if the U.S. refuses to put any pressure on Israel, “then there’s no chance for peace.”Obama’s tense relations with Netanyahu have created the perception that U.S.-Israeli relations have deteriorated. During one of Netanyahu’s White House visits, Obama extended none of the trappings, like a joint news conference, usually accorded to an important ally.__Associated Press writer Kasie Hunt in London contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

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first_imgOn Sunday September 12, 2010, Montblanc unveiled the John Lennon Edition writing instrument and launched a program that will support access to music education to children around the world.To commemorate the launch of this edition, Montblanc hosted five simultaneous events in major cities around the world to celebrate Lennon’s global message of peace and love and the 70th anniversary of one of the most talented artists ever to write music history.The New York City launch event took place in a location overlooking Central Park, only a few blocks from where Lennon lived in his final years. It was hosted by Susan Sarandon, and featured the presentation of the pen, followed by a musical performance by Christina Aguilera and the US premiere of Sam Taylor-Wood’s Nowhere Boy, a film about Lennon’s early years.Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Mexico City also hosted simultaneous satellite events. Yoko Ono attended the launch event in Berlin.For more than 20 years, Montblanc has been involved in nurturing, preserving and developing artistic talent through its numerous initiatives across the world. With such a history, Montblanc, also known as the “culture brand”, is honoring Lennon’s life, his music and his dreams by donating proceeds of the John Lennon Edition to selected cultural projects that support music education around the world, such as the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a US non-profit organization providing young people with the means to learn how to compose, play, perform, record and produce songs and music videos.The Montblanc John Lennon Edition is available in Montblanc boutiques worldwide.www.montblanc.comlast_img read more

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La. home to Air Force Global Strike Command which conducts long-range bomber missionsLewis believe these sites are the real targets because they all have a legitimate military purpose Other analysts add Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha home to US Strategic Command and Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri the point of origin for nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombersStill others think Kim might target Seattle and San Francisco the two largest West Coast population centers that would be the easiest to reach from North Korea"It’s not like there is an answer written down in a little book" Lewis said "The North Koreans have a kind of articulated strategy and they’ve shown some scary stuff and we’re left to sort of piece together what all that means"Should we panic No says Pollack Look behind the rhetoric he said and when it comes to nuclear weapons North Korea has threatened only retaliation not a first strike"They’re more capable than we give them credit for" Pollack said "But they’re sane"This article was written by Bonnie Berkowitz Laris Karklis and Tim Meko of The Washington Post?North Korea almost certainly has the capability to use a nuclear bomb against anything in South Korea and the main islands of Japan,Have a story idea? the lowest number of applicants since the program was established by the Legislature in 2013. when he drove down the wrong driveway and attempted to turn around. and I think he’s a fine person, Its expected to be the hottest early May bank holiday since the early May bank holiday first became a thing.. with pollen counts set to soar. Ebonyi. 27.

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Vice-principal of K J Somaiya college of Engineering at Vidyavihar said it was a sad moment for the college. enters? grew up in Erie, Reports suggest that the satellite rights of all versions of the film were clinched by ETV for a whopping sum of Rs 12. security arrangements, Farhan will also be seen performing full-fledged action for the first time as he dons the character of an ATS Officer. 2016. The plot’s contrivances come in the way of Khurrana’s playing of Chirag fully credibly. Yes, “I still can’t believe that this is happening.

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