El Othmani Inaugurates Aviation School to Reduce Pilot Shortage

Rabat – Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, inaugurated the Moroccan Private Aviation Academy (MAPA) on Tuesday in Benslimane, near Rabat.The inauguration of the aviation school followed a wave of protests from pilots of the state-owned airline, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), in July.The pilots called for the reestablishment of a school of aviation in the country after the closure of RAM’s training center for pilots in 2014. In his statement to the press, El Othmani said that the school will meet the growing needs of the aviation industry.The school, which is the work of a Moroccan-Jordanian partnership, will offer training to pilots and aviation maintenance technicians.Read also: Morocco and Tunisia Sign Civil Aviation Cooperation AgreementAccording to El Othmani, Africa will need some 4,900 pilots in the coming years, as well as a large number of technicians.According to the head of government, 20 percent of the students in the first class are of foreign nationalities, mostly from African countries.The project falls within the framework of King Mohammed VI’s recommendations to offer vocational training for youth.According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the government will assist the academy “in the sense that this project is in harmony with the industrial acceleration plan that places the automotive and aeronautical center at the forefront.”El Othmani also promised that the government will give the necessary aid to investors, “particulaty operators in promising sectors and integrating technologies of the future, in the light of the real needs of employment at the national, regional and international levels.”Read also: 10 Aviation & Aerospace Facts in MoroccoThe official also expressed satisfaction that MAPA received the national license for airline pilot training and the EASA European Approval for Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. For his part, Mohammed Fayyad Khawaldeh, managing director of the Royal Jordanian Air Academy (RJA), said his company’s commitment to the project, launched in 2016, took into account Morocco’s dire need for pilots and technicians “with regard to the extension of the activities of the national airline Royal Air Maroc.”The school expects to attract 300 students from Arab and African countries annually and cost $6 million. In July, the Moroccan Association of Airline Pilots (AMPL) complained about the absence of training centers for pilots. AMPL President Amine Mkinsi suggested that RAM could have skipped its pilot crisis if it had opened a training center.“Its reopening is a necessity because even on the international market, pilots have become a rare commodity and therefore expensive. The proof is that in 2017, the RAM wanted to hire 86 foreigners and only 26 of them accepted the offer,” he said. read more

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Police STF army search shooting area

However the official website of the JVP blamed the government for the incident and said that an underworld figure identified as Joolampitiye Amare was involved in the shooting.  (Colombo Gazette) The gunmen had opened fire when the rally was underway killing a woman and another person. He also said that three special police teams have been deployed to conduct investigations on the incident. The JVP said that several people were injured in the incident but the police spokesman insisted that only one person was injured and was admitted to hospital.The government said that intra-party rivalry led to the shooting incident involving gunmen on a motorbike. The police, Special Task Force (STF) and army have been deployed to conduct search operations in Katuwana, Hambantota where a shooting incident took place last evening at a JVP rally killing two and injuring one person.Police spokesman S.P Ajith Rohana said that statements have so far been recorded from around 20 people over the incident. read more

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Cleanup operation underway following oil spill in Dikkowita

Sri Lanka Coast Guard ships ‘Samaraksha’ and ‘Samudra Raksha’ – two vessels presented to the SLCG by the Japanese Government, were also deployed.Meanwhile, officers and sailors of the Navy and Coast Guard commenced cleaning up the oil along the beach from Dikovita to Uswetakeiyawa this morning with the assistance of experts from the Marine Environment Protection Authority. (Colombo Gazette) The cleanup operation is being carried out by Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) and Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) together with the Navy. A major cleanup operation is underway following an oil spill off Dikkowita.The Navy said that it had deployed a team to minimize the environmental damage caused by the oil spill from a pipeline carrying oil to the Muthurajawela Oil Refinery Complex. The Navy media unit said that a group of naval personnel attached to the Western Naval Command was rushed to the location following directives issued by the Naval Headquarters. read more

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US trade gap widens 7 per cent in June as stronger dollar

US trade gap widens 7 per cent in June as stronger dollar holds back exports, boosts imports by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Aug 5, 2015 6:38 am MDT Last Updated Aug 5, 2015 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Feb. 20, 2015 file photo, a sailboat moves past the 925-foot long HS Mozart cargo ship, operated by the German shipping company Hansa Shipping, anchored in Commencement Bay near the Port of Tacoma, Wash. The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for June 2015 on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) WASHINGTON – The U.S. trade deficit increased in June as solid consumer spending pulled in more imports, while the strong dollar restrained exports.The Commerce Department said Wednesday the trade gap jumped 7 per cent to $43.8 billion in June, up from $40.9 billion in May. Imports increased 1.2 per cent to $232.4 billion, while exports edged lower to $188.6 billion from $188.7 billion.U.S. manufacturers have been held back this year by the strong dollar, which makes their products more expensive overseas.Exports of large capital equipment, including telecommunications gear and industrial machinery, fell 1.7 per cent in June. Imports of food, auto parts, and consumer goods such as pharmaceuticals and cellphones surged as Americans spent more.Even so, the deficit narrowed in the second quarter compared with the first, boosting the economy.Trade has been volatile this year. Labor disputes at West Coast ports in the first quarter delayed imports and the shipment of U.S. goods overseas. That lowered exports and pushed the deficit to a three-year high in March of $50.6 billion.“The current level of … goods exports remains far below trend and we have yet to see a decisive rebound following the resolution of the West coast port strike,” said Laura Rosner, an economist at French bank BNP Paribas.International trade subtracted about 2 percentage points from growth in the January-March quarter, when the economy expanded at an anemic annual rate of just 0.6 per cent. It then added 0.1 percentage point in the April-June quarter, when growth picked up to a 2.3 per cent pace.The dollar has risen about 14 per cent in value against overseas currencies in the past year. That also makes foreign products cheaper in the U.S.Greater consumer spending may also be pushing up imports. Steady hiring has given nearly 3 million more Americans paychecks in the past year, boosting their purchasing power. Consumer spending increased 2.9 per cent up in the April-June quarter after rising only 1.8 per cent in the first three months of the year.The politically-sensitive trade gap with China narrowed to $28.9 billion from $30.6 billion in May, though it remains by far the largest with any single country. The deficits with Germany, France and the U.K. widened. The U.S. went from a small trade surplus with Canada in May to a deficit of $3.1 billion in June.Separately, President Barack Obama says a trade deal in the works with 11 other Pacific Rim nations will open more markets for U.S. goods and boost the U.S. economy.Yet trade officials were unable to reach a final agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership last week, partly because of differences over the treatment of dairy goods. An agreement could be reached at future meetings, officials said.Obama won a hard-fought battle in Congress in June to secure fast-track negotiating authority, which allows him to submit trade agreements to Congress for an up-or-down vote.Critics of the agreement say that it will cost the U.S. manufacturing jobs and does not appear to hold countries accountable if they weaken their currencies to gain an unfair trade advantage. read more

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UN adviser calls for taking leap of faith to ensure peaceful unified

This was the eighth visit to Myanmar in the past year for Vijay Nambiar, who took part as an observer at a meeting on national reconciliation between the Government and ethnic armed groups – the first of its kind held in the country.“On behalf of the Secretary-General, Mr. Nambiar called on all involved to take a leap of faith and to set aside all narrow agendas in the common interest of peace and a unified Myanmar,” UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.Several waves of clashes between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, the first of which occurred in June 2012, have affected hundreds of thousands of families in Rakhine.During his visit, Mr. Nambiar met with the President, Foreign Minister, and other senior officials, and also spoke with diplomats and members of political parties, representatives of ethnic armed groups, civil society, aid agencies, women and youth organizations.He spoke about the reform and democratization process, development and strengthening the cooperation between communities and ethnic groups, and underlined the UN’s commitment to support Myanmar as it proceeds with reforms. read more

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Weather Eye: Expect some warming soon

first_img I certainly don’t need to tell you we have had a ton of rain this year. Since the water year began Oct. 1, Vancouver has measured more than 42 inches of rain. It could be dry, with no rainfall, from now through Sept. 30, and we would be just fine when compared to what would be considered average.Of course, that is not going to happen, by any means. Vancouver has had 7 inches of rain so far this month, and we are rounding the corner toward 8 inches. With more rain later today and showers Wednesday, that may become reality. That would be an amazing amount for March.We may have a dry day as March ends its reign on Friday. Will April fool us on Saturday? Right now, the next bout of rain could hold off until Sunday, but then again, it won’t fool me. We will examine that day of tease on Thursday.When I packed up Monday to head back to the great Northwest from a week in the sunny paradise of Hawaii, I tried to capture as much sun as I could to bring back. I will try to let it out on Friday.Looking ahead, I really cannot see April offering us better weather, although it should start warming up some. With fingers and toes crossed, we could see highs in the 60s by the end of this week, and maybe a 70 somewhere before it cools down again. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.last_img read more

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Pochettino Davinson Sanchez is a beast

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino praised Davinson Sanchez’s endurance after playing two games in the space of 48 hoursThe Colombian defender played the full 180 minutes of Spurs’ matches with Manchester City on Monday and Wednesday’s one with West Ham United.Pochettino had to make 10 changes to his line-up for Spurs’ Carabao Cup game with West Ham.But Sanchez remained as Spurs secured a 3-1 win to book their place in the quarter-finals.Kieran trippier, Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham HotspursTrippier and Pochettino try to clear up a war of words George Patchias – September 13, 2019 The apparent war of words between Kieran Trippier and Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be nothing more than a misunderstanding.Trippier was sold by Tottenham…“It was a very competitive game after playing on Monday,” Pochettino told the club website.“We nearly changed all the players and of course it’s important, after only 48 hours, to say [well done] to Davinson Sanchez because his effort on Monday and [Wednesday] was massive.“He showed great mentality. He’s a beast.”A Son Heung-min double and Fernando Llorente’s strike sealed the win for Spurs, who will next face Arsenal in the quarter-finals in December.last_img read more

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Oh Baby box office collection day 2 Samantha film shows decent jump

first_imgSamantha Akkineni in Oh! BabyTwitterHaving opened to a good response, Samantha Akkineni’s much-hyped film Oh Baby has gone on to show decent growth in its collection at the worldwide box office on Saturday, the second day.Riding on huge hype and expectations, Oh Baby was released in a large number of cinema halls across the globe on July 5 and it was a record release for a female-centric film. The hype helped the movie to get a good advance booking for its first day, paving a way for a decent opening at the box office.Oh Baby collected Rs 4.80 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day. It earned Rs 2.44 crore for the distributors on its opening day. The movie has become the biggest solo opener for Samantha Akkineni, beat the record of her last outing U-Turn, which minted around Rs 3 crore gross in the global market on its opening day.The Nandini Reddy-directed film was successful in impressing the audience and a strong word of mouth boosted its business on Saturday. The trend in Tollywood is that any movie, irrespective of a positive review, witnesses 40 to 50 per cent drop in its collection on the second and there are some technical reasons for it. But surprisingly, Oh Baby has gone on to do better business on the first day than its first day.PRO turned filmmaker BA Raju tweeted, “Despite India’s worldcup cricket match, #OhBaby recorded housefulls on its 2nd day yesterday. Cruising ahead with strong collections all-over. Magical Blockbuster #OhBaby @Samanthaprabhu2 @nandureddy4u @IamNagashaurya @SureshProdns @RIP_apart @gurufilms1 @peoplemediafcy.”As per early estimates, Oh Baby has collected approximately Rs 2.5 crore gross in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and Rs 0.60 crore in other parts of India on Saturday. The movie has minted $150,006 at the USA box office on Saturday, taking its two day total to $448,359 [Rs 3.06 crore].Oh Baby has collected approximately Rs 4.12 crore gross at the worldwide box office on Saturday, taking its two-day total collections to Rs 8.92 crore gross. In two days, the movie is estimated to have collected Rs 4.53 crore for its distributors, who have reportedly shelled out Rs 10 crore on its theatrical rights.last_img read more

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PM leaves for NY tomorrow to attend UNGA

first_imgPM HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).The prime minister will leave Dhaka for Abu Dhabi by a Bangladesh Biman flight at 2:00pm tomorrow. On Sunday morning, she will leave Abu Dhabi for New York by an Etihad flight, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.Bangladesh ambassador to USA M Ziauddin and permanent representative of Bangladesh to UN Masud Bin Momen will receive the prime minister on her arrival in New York on Sunday afternoon.During her visit, the prime minister will stay in Hotel Grand Hyatt in New York.Sheikh Hasna will address the UNGA in the afternoon on 21 September and have a bilateral meeting with UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on the same day.On 18 September, the prime minister will attend a high-level meeting on UN reforms to be hosted by US president Donald Trump and a high-level meeting on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse at UN Headquarters (UNHQ).In the afternoon, the prime minister is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with her Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay before attending a high-level follow-up meeting on Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth at Convene Conference Centre.On 19 September, the prime minister along with other heads of state and government will join the official lunch to be hosted by UN secretary general.The lunch will be followed by a high-level roundtable of the UN secretary general’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment for Leaving No One Behind.The prime minister will join the OIC Contact Group meeting on Rohingya minorities at UNHQ in the afternoon. Later, she is likely to hold bilateral talks with prime minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth.In the evening, the prime minister will attend a reception for the Commonwealth Heads of State/Government to be hosted by British prime minister Theresa May and prime minister of Malta Dr. Joseph Muscat, current Commonwealth Chair-in-Office.Sheikh Hasina will join a welcome reception of US president Donald Trump in the evening at Palace Hotel at Madison Avenue. Later, she will attend a reception of Bangladesh community at New York Marriot Marquis.On 20 September, the prime minister will attend the signing ceremony of the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at UNHQ and sign the treaty.Later, she is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with Kersti Kaljulaid, president of Estonia, at UNHQ.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend a side event titled “SDG Implementation, Financing and Monitoring: Sharing innovations through South-South and Triangular Cooperation” to be organized by Bangladesh in partnership with UNDP and UN Office on South South Cooperation (UN-OSSC) at UNHQ.Later, the prime minister will attend the opening segment of a high-level side event titled “Creating a Policy Vision for SDG Finance: Facilitating Private Sector Investment in the SDGs” to be organized by Bangladesh and Canada in partnership with UNDP at UNHQ.Sheikh Hasina will attend a luncheon roundtable meeting to be organized by Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU). Later, the prime minister will hold a bilateral meeting with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, UN secretary general’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development.The prime minister will attend a high-level open debate on UN Peacekeeping issues to be organized by Ethiopian delegation in its capacity as the President of UN Security Council for September 2017 at Security Council Chamber, UNHQ.Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to hold a meeting with professor Claus Schwab, executive chairman of World Economic Forum and give an interview to Sadanand Dhume of Wall Street Journal.On 21 September, president of IBM Virginia Marie Rometty will make a call on the prime minister before a bilateral meeting with Hasgim Thaci, president of Kosovo in her hotel.Later, the prime minister will join the 4th Meeting of the High-level Panel on Water at UNHQ.Later, the prime minister will hold a bilateral meeting with her Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba.The prime minister will brief the press on her UN visit in the evening on 21 September at Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in New York.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will leave New York for Virginia by road on 22 September. After staying in Virginia for a week, she will leave for home on 29 September.The prime minister will return home on 2 October.last_img read more

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Mentally challenged girl forced to detail rape in public

first_imgThe video clip of a mentally-challenged teenage ‘rape’ victim being harassed publicly by arbitrators in the name of settling the issue in Kushtia has gone viral on social media, triggering public outcry.Although six days have elapsed since the arbitration, no action has been taken yet against the arbitrators.In the video clips, it was seen that the girl and her mother were made to stand together at the arbitration at Thanapara, Khoksha upazila on 1 July.Later, the arbitrators questioned the girl about the alleged rape in front of several hundred locals. They also settled the issue slapping the boy, a ninth grader.They also asked the victim’s mother not to file any case over the incident.In the face of widespread criticisms over the incident, police recorded a rape case on Wednesday. But there was no mention of the arbitration harassment there.According to locals, the accused took the 13-year-old girl to a nearby jute plantation and raped her on 27 June. They rescued the girl later and sent her home.As the news spread around, senior citizens of the area called an arbitration meeting on 1 July to settle the issue.At the meeting, the arbitrators wanted to know in details from the girl about the sexual assault on her. They asked her offensive questions in front of several hundred locals.Later, the victim’s family took refuge to a relative’s house in nearby village fearing further reprisal.After the video footage went viral, police brought the family back to their home and recorded a rape case on Wednesday.Sub-inspector Prashanta Kumar Saha, investigation officer of the case, said police arrested the accused and sent him to a safe custody as he was an adolescent.Khoksa municipality councilor Imran Hossain was also present at the arbitration presided over by local Jubo League leader Al Amin Bakul. While contacted, Imran said he was present there as the local councilor, but did not take part in the procedure, “The girl’s brother and others joined the arbitration.”Bakul admitted that the arbitration was held in broad daylight in front of hundreds of people, but said he went there only to save the victim’s cousin from being beaten.Meanwhile, the rape accused’s mother claimed that her son was innocent saying the girl was rescued when her son was talking to her, “No incident of rape took place.”last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday January 20

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uA review of some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO, including the inauguration of the 45th president, with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on law enforcement and politics, including, “man on the street” interviews on the incoming president.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more

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Passive solar windows heat up in cold weather

first_img The scientists, led by Alexandre Dmitriev at the University of Gothenburg, along with coauthors from universities in Sweden, China, Iran, and the US, have published a paper on the solar thermal surfaces in a recent issue of Nano Letters.”We’ve developed a surprisingly simple, cheap, and effective way to transform regular glass windows into solar-powered heat-screens that could significantly change the thermal balance of living and working spaces, especially if one thinks of the ever increasing amount of huge glass surfaces used in modern architecture,” Dmitriev told Phys.org.The new surfaces are yet another application of nanotechnology, as the main functional components are plasmonic nanoantennas. The tiny antennas are made of nickel-aluminum oxide sandwiches, shaped like nanoellipses, and patterned as an array onto glass. With the help of electron oscillations, or surface plasmons, on the surfaces of these materials, the nanoantennas strongly absorb light, which heats the entire surface.In the new study the researchers demonstrated that, when sunlight shines on the surface, light is absorbed more efficiently from the front side (with the antennas) than the back side (the substrate). This directionality in light absorption makes the surfaces attractive for window applications, as sunlight can be absorbed most efficiently from the outside of the window. In addition, the surfaces are highly transparent, appear colorless, and almost completely preserve the color spectrum of sunlight.As the researchers explain, cold windows have a larger impact on heating a building than might be expected. This is because, when a person sits next to a cold window, the person radiates their body heat toward the window and the window acts like a “heat sink.” To compensate for this loss of heat, the indoor temperature needs to be increased to maintain a comfortable environment. As the new window surface can increase the temperature of the window by several degrees, it has the potential to offer a large energy savings.The researchers expect that the new surface may have other applications beyond windows. The nanoantennas are highly modular, can be “painted” onto any surface or, to preserve the directionality in absorption, can be directly transferred onto virtually any surface. They can also be manufactured out of a wide variety of materials, as well as tuned to absorb light of different wavelengths, which changes their color. “All of these advantages may lead to applications where transparency, directionality, and thermal properties are simultaneously important, with possibilities including radiative cooling, solar-powered thermal isolation, and others,” Dmitriev said. “These antennas might also potentially be coupled to molecular systems that are able to store sunlight as heat and release it on demand.”In the future, the researchers plan to work on achieving even larger temperature increases by enabling the surfaces to absorb ultraviolet and near-infrared radiation, which constitute a significant portion of solar radiation. More information: Gustav Jӧnsson et al. “Solar Transparent Radiators by Optical Nanoantennas.” Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02962 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (a) Artistic depiction of a nanoantenna surface. (b) Scanning electron microscope micrograph of the nanoantennas. (c) Photographs of the new surface held against a window. Credit: Jӧnsson et al. ©2017 American Chemical Society © 2017 Phys.org Explore furthercenter_img Journal information: Nano Letters Citation: Passive solar windows heat up in cold weather (2017, October 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-10-passive-solar-windows-cold-weather.html Researchers have developed a way to transform ordinary windows into solar-powered heaters that use the sun’s energy to increase the window temperature by up to 8 K (nearly 15 °F) in cold weather. The researchers expect that the new solar thermal surfaces will lead to significant energy savings through reduced heating costs. Transparent solar technology represents ‘wave of the future’last_img read more

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All 13 Tech Stocks on the Entrepreneur Index™ Were Up on Monday

first_img Register Now » March 11, 2019 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global The stock market came roaring back to life today after declining for five consecutive days last week.Technology stocks led the way, sparking a 2.02 percent gain in the Nasdaq Composite index. The Dow and S&P 500 indexes were up 0.79 percent and 1.47 percent respectively. The Entrepreneur Index™ gained 1.91 percent with only one stock on the index — Chipotle Mexican Grill (-0.18 percent) — declining on the day.NVIDIA Corp. had the biggest gain on the Entrepreneur Index™, rising 6.97 percent. The maker of graphics processing units announced a $6.8 billion acquisition of Israeli tech firm Mellanox Technologies this morning. The deal, and several analyst upgrades in the tech sector, lifted sentiment across the market.Alphabet Inc. (2.93 percent), Amazon (3.07 percent), Facebook (1.39 percent) and Netflix (2.65 percent), were all up sharply. Twitter and Adobe Systems Inc. also gained 2.76 percent and 2.44 percent respectively. All thirteen tech stocks on the Entrepreneur Index™ were up on the day.Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (2.34 percent) posted a good gain today after falling nine percent last week. Fellow drug-maker Alexion Pharmaceuticals was also up a healthy 2.61 percent. Fedex Corp., another stock pummeled last week, was up 2.72 percent today.Tesla shares gained 2.3 percent after another change in pricing and marketing strategy was announced by the automaker. The company said today that it would not close all its retail stores and move to online sales only, as it recently suggested. It also said it would raise prices by three percent on its higher end vehicles. The company cut prices on all its models earlier this year to offset a reduction in the tax credit for electric vehicle buyers.On a separate note, Elon Musk has until the end of the day to convince a judge not to hold him in contempt of an agreement he and Tesla reached with the Securities and Exchange Commission last fall. The SEC claims that recent tweets by Musk, un-vetted by the company, violate that agreement. Tesla shares are down 12.6 percent so far this year.Other significant gains on the Entrepreneur Index™ today included Ford Motor Co. (2.26 percent), Tyson Foods (2.29 percent) and Under Armour Inc. (2.61 percent). Asset managers Franklin Resources (2.59 percent) and BlackRock (1.61 percent) were also up nicely.The Entrepreneur Index™ collects the top 60 publicly traded companies founded and run by entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurial spirit is a valuable asset for any business, and this index recognizes its importance, no matter how much a company has grown. These inspirational businesses can be tracked in real time on Entrepreneur.com. 3 min readlast_img read more

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Start Crafting NextGen VR Games with Virtual Reality Unity 3D Game Developer

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Parties from both sides meet as Crans Montana opens

first_imgThe leaders and the representatives of Greek and Turkish Cypriot political parties met for their regular meeting at the Ledra Palace in the Nicosia buffer zone, a joint communique said on Wednesday.The meetings are held under the auspices of the Slovak embassy to Cyprus.According to the statement, the parties “constructively expressed opinions” on the issue of how implementation of the European acquis communautaire will contribute to a just and functional solution of the Cyprus problem.The topic was proposed by hosting party, Greek Cypriot socialists Edek.“The political parties agreed that the solution of the Cyprus problem should be democratic, just and lasting, based on the relevant UN resolutions, on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International and European Law and the European acquis communautaire,” the joint statement read.“The political parties support the current meeting at Crans Montana and hope that the meeting will have positive results for the solution of the Cyprus problem.”The next regular meeting of the leaders and the representatives of the Cypriot political parties will be held at the end of September, 2017 at the Ledra Palace.At the session, Edek deputy chairwoman Maria Vasiliadou said that all Europeans of any background should be treated equally with no discrimination, so that the states of the European Union may act as one identity instead of many partnered ones.“All Europeans should have equal rights and opportunities,” she said.“The acquis communautaire should be implemented in all forms and under any circumstances with no exemption by all member states.”The removal of barriers to free movement in Cyprus will allow all the inhabitants of the island freedom to travel, without any legal limitations or deterrents, she argued.You May LikeCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoHearClearRowland Heights Seniors With Hearing Loss Are In For a Big SurpriseHearClearUndoSolar SolutionsCalifornia Will Pay Homeowners to Install SolarSolar SolutionsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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