Rabat – A British court has ordered the oil and gas major British Petroleum to pay the National Bank of Abu Dhabi more than $68 million to resolve an issue related to the sudden closure of SAMIR, Morocco’s sole refinery, in August 2015.BP had reportedly sold a cargo of Russian Ural crude to SAMIR in August 2014, but the shipment’s price has yet to be paid. The bank based in the United Arab Emirates bore responsibility for 95 percent of the cost of the cargo.The London-based court said BP did not have the right to pass off paying the debt payment without the consent of the Moroccan company, according to the contract that dictated the terms of the purchase of the shipment. BP has been ordered to pay the Abu Dhabi bank $68.9 million plus interest to compensate the financial institution for payments dodged by SAMIR due to its ongoing bankruptcy proceedings.SAMIR – a Moroccan company two-thirds owned by Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al-Amoudi’s Corral Holdings – owes foreign companies such as Glencore and Vitol approximately $1 billion for delivered crude shipments.The Moroccan authorities claim the refinery owes approximately $1.3 billion in unpaid taxes.The refiner’s new court-appointed trustees hope to restart the facility’s production by the December 21st court deadline, however SAMIR’s shaky financial standing has caused suppliers to steer away from providing the refinery with needed crude supplies.Resuming refinery activities would allow creditors to get a better return from SAMIR’s asset liquidation, which is set to occur at the beginning of next year.
Rabat – It appeared that Morocco’s Royal Football Federation’s (FRMF) ambition to make the Belgian national football team a sparring partner for the Atlas Lions will not pan out. Youssef Hijoub, a Moroccan FIFA agent, has said that the Belgian team declined FRMF’s invitation due to security concerns.The Moroccan national football squad is set to play a set of friendlies in preparation for the upcoming 2018 World Cup matches. On December 5, Moroccan news outlets reported that the Moroccan federation was seeking to arrange a friendly game between the Moroccan and the Belgian team, which is set to be played in March.Speaking in a TV program featured by French news channel France24, Hijoub said that the Belgian authorities refused friendlies against countries of North Africa, including Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria in order to avoid all security threats. The Moroccan team was placed in Group B along with two European countries, including Portugal and Spain. The team will also face Iran. In order to evaluate the team’s weaknesses and strengths, the federation is planning multiple friendlies with European teams as the team will confront two European champions.The two teams met previously at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on March 26, 2008. The game finished with 4-1 in favor of the Moroccan team. Some Moroccan fans invaded the stadium before the end of the match, which was suspended for 10 minutes before the police were able to achieve order.Hijoub told France24 that Portugal will play two friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia before their World Cup clash against the Moroccan team, which is scheduled to take place on June 20.The Moroccan team will also play against Iran on June 15 and against Spain on June 25.
Bruno Cathala, the ICC registrar, signed the agreement with the CAR Justice Minister Thierry Maleyombo during a meeting yesterday in the capital, Bangui, according to a press statement released by the Court. Prime Minister Elie Doté was also present.The agreement covers the conditions of operations for ICC teams – including investigators, security officials and witness protection officials – while they are working in the CAR and coincides with the opening of an ICC field office in Bangui.Earlier this year the Government referred the issue of possible war crimes to the ICC, saying the national justice system was not capable of carrying out the complex investigations and proceedings necessary to launch prosecutions.In May ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo announced his office would investigate, as it believed that “grave crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the Court were committed,” particularly rape, during 2002 and 2003.When the violence peaked in those two years during an armed conflict between the Government and rebel forces, civilians were killed and raped and homes and stores were looted, the ICC said, citing a preliminary analysis. The conflict was characterized by widespread use of rape, and the investigation marks the first time the Prosecutor is examining a situation where allegations of sexual crimes far outnumber alleged killings. Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said he would also monitor the current situation in the CAR to determine whether more recent events warrant further investigation. 19 October 2007The International Criminal Court (ICC) has entered a protocol agreement with the Central African Republic (CAR) setting out the cooperation and protection that the Government will provide to court officials investigating whether war crimes have taken place in the impoverished country since 2002.
Up to 20,000 people are believed to have lost their homes in the south of Nias island, off Sumatra, where it is estimated that 25 per cent to 30 per cent of structures have been damaged or destroyed, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) spokesperson Elizabeth Byrs told a news briefing in Geneva. Latest reports put the death toll there at 600.On neighbouring Simeulue island about 80 per cent of the buildings have been damaged, some villages had been completely destroyed, and the original estimate of 12,000 people displaced from their homes in the capital city of Sinabang is likely to rise, she said. Another 2,000 homeless have so far been reported from Singkil district on the Sumatran mainland, with the number likely to increase.Ms. Byrs said that in view of the fact that the hospital in Simeulue was 40 per cent damaged and the one on Nias completely destroyed, medicine and medical equipment were of high priority, along with water purification systems and heavy machinery to remove the debris from the buildings that had been damaged.Aid materials are arriving in large quantities but movement of goods to Nias has been delayed by an airplane which slipped off the end of the runway in Sibolga, the logistics hub on Sumatra for the island.A UN World Food Programme (WFP) boat arrived today in Nias with 300 tons of aid, enough to feed 20,000 people for a month, with distribution set to begin this weekend. But challenges still lie ahead in delivering it to people outside the urban areas due to narrow, severely damaged roads.WFP helicopters have also undertaken 156 medical evacuations from Nias to the hospital in Sibolga, and are now able to focus to a greater extent on bringing food to Simeulue. OCHA is deploying a team to Simeulue to assess how best to coordinate efforts following the arrival of 620 tons of non-food items from non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Water purification systems are expected and a ship has already arrived with five bulldozers.For its part, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has sent supplies to help ensure the health and hygiene of displaced people on Nias, particularly pregnant women, including 1,400 personal hygiene kits and 150 clean home delivery kits. A team of doctors has been dispatched to Nias to conduct a rapid needs assessment.The region posing the biggest access problem at the moment is Singkil due to road damage and air and sea links are thus urgently needed. OCHA is exploring the possibility of using helicopters.
Increased investments in gender equality are vital if the world is to achieve sustained economic growth and development, United Nations Secretary-General said today during the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.“It is clear that we have not invested sufficiently in gender equality,” Mr. Ban said at a side event hosted by UN Women and the World Bank on Financing for Gender Equality. “We know that persisting gaps in gender equality and women’s empowerment in the world have been a barrier to the full achievement of each of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).” He noted that currently, less than 10 per cent of official development assistance (ODA) targets women, and many gender equality policies and programmes remain unfunded by domestic resources. “This has to change now if we are to achieve sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth and development.” Mr. Ban said that gender-responsive budgeting and planning processes, such as those in Tanzania that provide free primary schooling or farm input subsidies, can help ensure that public revenue is raised, prioritized and spent in ways that benefit women and girls.In addition, accounts from Cambodia, Costa Rica and Sri Lanka show how reducing spending on security and the military can effectively redirect financing into social programmes. Enforcing existing tax obligations can also yield significant revenue from the private sector for this purpose, the Secretary-General added, while the business community has a key role to play in creating decent employment, equal pay and supporting women’s leadership.He noted that the expected outcome of the development financing conference – the Addis Ababa Action Agenda – is clear about the need to invest in policy making and legislation to ensure women’s equal rights and their participation and leadership in the economy.“It will take the concerted efforts of all of us to implement the right financing policies and allocations to ensure that women and men, girls and boys will benefit equally from the new global sustainable development framework. This is their right and it must be our legacy.”Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, told the gathering that evidence showed that gender equality is not only a condition for social justice but a powerful driver of economic growth that can help deliver social justice. He noted that despite progress in recent years in areas such as education and maternal mortality, the world has fallen short in bringing women’s assets, earnings and employment in line with those of men. “This should galvanize all of us to arm ourselves with the best possible evidence about what works to close these gaps, leverage new partnerships and funding streams and sharply scale up the smartest, most promising programmes to meet these challenges,” he stated.Stressing the need for a “new financing mindset,” Mr. Kim said that while aid is critical, it is now also time to catalyze and leverage new streams of financing from public, private, domestic and international sources. “Collecting taxes fairly, efficiently and transparently is critically important in ways that don’t penalize women when they bring home a second income, for example, or spend money on food and other goods that sustain their families. “When women earn more, public finances will improve and commercial profits increase because of increased demand and productivity,” he continued. “When we promote true equality, including equal pay for equal work, we all stand to benefit because better educated mothers produce healthier children and women who earn more invest in the next generation. “Creating a level playing field is always good for business, and it’s especially good for women,” he stated, adding that this kind of inclusive growth is vital to ending extreme poverty over the next 15 years. “Only by empowering women and giving them an equal opportunity for jobs and equal pay for equal work can we be the first generation in human history to end extreme poverty in our lifetime. Reaching that goal will be one of humankind’s greatest achievements and I have no doubt that women will lead the way.”Ahead of this week’s conference, UN Women called for transformative financing to end gender inequality by 2030. High ambition, backed by stepped-up action to make the right investments, puts that goal within reach for all women and girls, it pointed out. UN Women added that beyond increasing the amount of financing, including through official development assistance and domestic resources such as taxation, countries need to adopt public policies that address the root causes and consequences of gender inequality and discrimination in all areas of life. In this regard, women must participate fully in decision-making at all levels, and action should be taken to mainstream gender in national planning and budgeting processes.
Ohio State’s 2018 recruiting class now sits at the top. The Buckeyes received the commitment of four-star lineman Matthew Jones on Saturday, giving the Buckeyes the top recruiting class in the nation, according to 247sports composite team rankings.He is the 14th prospect to commit to the Buckeyes from the 2018 class. Jones is the top 2018 recruit from the state of New York, third-best defensive tackle and 53rd-ranked overall national prospect, according to 247sports composite rankings.The 6-foot-4, 315 pound lineman hails from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, New York — the alma mater for both former Ohio State running back Curtis Samuel and redshirt freshman safety Jahsen Wint.According to 247sports, he has been recruited primarily as an offensive lineman — either guard or center — though the team is not going to rule out using him on the defensive line.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Ohio State women’s basketball team slogged through confetti and streamers as it cut down the nets after claiming its third consecutive Big Ten Tournament title Sunday. Following a Feb. 6 loss to Northwestern at the Schottenstein Center, the Buckeyes had a 4-6 record in Big Ten conference play, and their future seemed bleak. Fast-forward to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. OSU (22-9), the Big Ten Tournament’s No. 5-seeded team, was tipping off in the championship game against No. 2-seeded Penn State (24-9) at Conseco Fieldhouse. Fast-forward again to about 5:25 p.m. At that moment, the Buckeyes were hoisting the Big Ten Tournament championship trophy above their heads at midcourt as confetti showered over them. The title was the fourth in program history. Senior center Jantel Lavender and junior guard Samantha Prahalis propelled the Buckeyes to the victory, grabbing a game-high 23 points apiece. Lavender, Prahalis and sophomore guard Tayler Hill were named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team. Lavender was also named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. The Buckeyes’ heroes of the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds were senior guard Brittany Johnson and Lavender, respectively, and it appeared that Prahalis assumed that role in the first half against Penn State. The Lady Lions led, 12-8, at the first media timeout, thanks to a balanced offensive attack led by junior guard Zhaque Gray. Prahalis had an early answer for Gray, scoring six points in the first half during a 13-4 run that put OSU ahead, 21-12, with just more than 11 minutes until halftime. The teams went on to match each other nearly bucket for bucket, for much of the first half. Prahalis continued to drive the Buckeyes’ offense, accumulating 14 points and three assists. Prahalis said Penn State’s defense allowed her open looks at the basket. “I had a lane,” she said. “Every night is different for me. It’s just what the game brings.” Lavender added nine points of her own as OSU took a 44-39 lead to finish the half. But eight points from Gray and 12 from Penn State sophomore guard Alex Bentley meant the Big Ten title was far from decided. But the Buckeyes were within 20 minutes of accomplishing a goal that seemed unattainable in early February. A determined Lavender opened up a personal 6-0 run to extend the Buckeyes’ lead. Then, a steal and some quick passing led to an easy layup for her, which extended the lead to 59-46 in the second half. OSU supporters cheered, and Lavender signaled to the fans for even more noise as she ran back on defense. Hill drilled a step-back jumper to increase the Buckeyes’ advantage to 63-49 with less than 13 minutes remaining. OSU was on its way. Penn State redshirt sophomore forward Mia Nickson scored 15 points, with 11 coming in the second half. But it wasn’t enough to help the Lady Lions claw back into the contest. Bentley misfired on numerous 3-point attempts as OSU extended its lead. Johnson missed a 15-foot jumper after nearly letting the shot clock expire, and Lavender hauled in the offensive rebound with 2:12 remaining. The Buckeyes retained possession for the remainder of the game, coasting to an 84-70 win. Lavender credited the win, at least in part, to OSU’s experience in prior Big Ten title games. “I definitely think our experience here has helped us win this game,” Lavender said. “I think us having that experience in the last three years (helped us to) just deal with three games in three days.” That’s exactly what the Buckeyes did. OSU had to overcome No. 4-seeded Iowa, No. 1-seeded Michigan State and No. 2-seeded Penn State before the indoor fireworks could be detonated overhead at Conseco Fieldhouse. Each opponent presented a different challenge, but the Buckeyes were up to the task. By virtue of its 10-6 regular-season record in conference play, OSU earned a bye into the tournament’s quarterfinals and began play Friday against the Hawkeyes (22-8). Lavender and Prahalis, the Buckeyes’ top two scorers, were slow to get involved on the offensive end of the court that night, but Johnson picked up the slack. Johnson scored a season-high 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting, and her 7-of-14 shooting from 3-point range was instrumental in OSU’s 71-61 win. “I was just in the zone, I guess,” Johnson said following the game. “I just wanted to step up and help my teammates out. That’s what I did.” After her team suffered elimination from the tournament, Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said Johnson is a threat on the court. “You’ve got to know where she is all the time,” Bluder said. “She is a really, really good 3-point shooter.” On day three of the tournament, OSU played Michigan State (26-5) with a berth in the championship game on the line. Lykendra Johnson, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, was standing between the Buckeyes and a third consecutive tournament title — literally. But Lavender made quick work of her with a historic performance. Lavender torched the Spartans for 37 points, a Big Ten Tournament single-game scoring record, en route to a 72-57 win. Lavender also tied the tournament’s single-game record with 15 field goals on 15-of-20 shooting to help the Buckeyes get to Sunday’s championship game. With his team on the doorstep of history, OSU coach Jim Foster lauded the Buckeyes’ focus after Saturday’s win. “We’re smart enough, patient enough,” Foster said. “Good teams don’t get real high and don’t get real low. We just go about our business.” Despite her record-breaking performance, Lavender did not emphasize her personal accomplishments, but focused instead on what her team did well in its three wins against the Spartans this year. “The times that we’ve played Michigan State our team has really (understood) who we are as a team,” Lavender said. “It’s not any different situation, except for the number by our team is No. 5, and I think we’re playing like the No. 1 seed right now.” Lavender said after Saturday’s win that she “likes playing at Conseco Fieldhouse.” Sunday’s championship game against the Lady Lions afforded her, along with senior teammates Johnson, guard Alison Jackson and forward Sarah Schulze, a chance to exit the arena as Big Ten champion one last time. Foster said the 2010–11 team is better than the previous two teams he coached to Big Ten titles. “I would say this was the best team of the last three,” Foster said. “I think how we won this is a reflection of that.” With the win, the Buckeyes clinched the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes now await the announcement of their seeding and opponent. With the NCAA Tournament still to come, Prahalis said her team has a good sense of where it is and where it’s been. “We’re very confident,” she said. “We don’t forget where we was a month ago. All we have is each other.” OSU will represent the Big Ten in the NCAA Tournament for the ninth consecutive year.
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. The body of a dog with a bag full of cement tied around its neck has been found in a Liverpool canal.RSPCA staff and members of the public pulled the dark-coloured male Staffordshire bull terrier canal in Bootle on May 6.The rucksack full of cement was tied around the dead canine’s neck with blue rope, the RSPCA added.RSPCA inspector Helen Smith said she could not be certain how the dog died, or whether he was alive when he was thrown into the canal.“The vet who looked at him noted that he had bloodshot eyes and fresh blood in his mouth, which indicates strangulation,” she said.“If he was dead when he was thrown in, it would have taken at least two people to get him in there as the dog was heavy, as was the rucksack.“He could have also been walked down there alive, thrown into the canal and choked by the weight around his neck.“Sadly it does seem suspicious, so we are keen for anyone who has any information to contact us.”Anyone with information is urged to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.
A woman has won a £300,000 inheritance battle against her stepsister in the High Court, hinging on whose parent died first, by using a 1925 law to argue that her mother legally outlived her stepfather.John and Ann Scarle, aged 79 and 69, died from hypothermia at their property in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, in October 2016.Their children, who had a “strained relationship”, then became embroiled in a legal row over who would inherit the £280,000 bungalow.The case, described as an “extraordinary all or nothing” dispute, concluded on Tuesday with one of the stepsisters walking away with the property and the other having to pay at least £150,000 in legal costs.Anna Winter, Mr Scarle’s daughter, argued that her stepmother, Mrs Scarle, was likely to have died first and that meant that her father technically inherited the house, which should therefore be passed on to her.But her stepsister, Deborah Cutler, Mrs Scarle’s daughter, argued that it could not be said for certain who passed away first and so legally her mother, the younger party, should inherit the property.Mrs Cutler relied on a near century-old law to win the case.The “Commorientes Rule” in Section 184 of the Law of Property Act 1925 – meaning “simultaneous deaths” – states that if it cannot be determined who has died first then the younger person should be presumed to have outlived the elder. Home Office pathologist Dr Ashley Fegan-Earl, who has worked on Silent Witness, the BBC drama about forensic pathology, was one of the experts who gave evidence during the case.The court heard that it was not possible to definitively say who died first because levels of decomposition could be affected by the different room temperatures in the bathroom and lounge.The judge concluded that the couple died from hypothermia at some stage between October 4 and 9.Hypothermia is when body temperature drops below 35 degrees Celsius; normal body temperature is around 37 degrees Celsius.Post-mortem examinations on the couple revealed that Mr Scarle had suffered “a period of neglect or poor nutrition prior to death” while Mrs Scarle suffered from a number of conditions which could have caused her to collapse.Mrs Winter argued that her father had attended school reunions in 2015 and 2016, suggesting he had not been neglecting himself in the years before his death. Mr and Mrs Scarle began their relationship in 1983 and bought the property in 1988 using the proceeds of the sale of Mrs Scarle’s former house.Mr Scarle cared full time for his wife in the final years of her life. She suffered a stroke and brain haemorrhage between 1998 and 1999 and had trouble walking, relying on a walking frame and wheelchair to get around. He was last seen on October 3 or 4, 2016 when he told a neighbour he was “getting the car ready for Ann” so they could drive to have lunch together.A card from Mrs Cutler wishing the couple well on their 26th wedding anniversary, which arrived at the house on October 7, was found opened – indicating at least one of them was alive then.The couple were found dead on the evening of October 11 and their home had been “turned upside down” by vandals and burglars, the court heard. Judge Philip Kramer ruled in favour of Mrs Cutler and handed down his judgment at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Tuesday. He said: “The only evidence which could point unequivocally to the sequence of death is the relative differences in decomposition, but does it? “I am left with two not improbable explanations for this effect. The first is that Mrs Scarle pre-deceased her husband, the second that the micro-environment of the toilet area was warmer than the lounge. “The claimant has not satisfied me to the civil standard as to the order of death.”I conclude that there is uncertainty as to the order of death. Section 184 applies and the younger is deemed to have survived the elder.”Mr Weale said following the decision: “The High Court gave judgment today in an extraordinary case which required a judge to determine the order in which the parents of two step-sisters died. They said Mrs Cutler, on the other hand, “could not have done any more to resolve the dispute” and that the case had been “crying out” for an out of court settlement.After losing the legal battle over the property, Mrs Winter was ordered to pay the majority of Mrs Cutler’s legal costs.She must pay £55,000 of the £84,000 total within 28 days and the remainder will be subject to further discussion.Her own legal costs amount to around £95,000, meaning the High Court dispute will cost her at least £150,000.The judge criticised the “vitriolic and hurtful” response of the public to the case following its publication.He said that people should be more “humane”, adding: “There’s no suggestion that Mrs Winter or Mrs Cutler were inattentive to their parents, and what happened was wholly unexpected.”Mrs Cutler said following the judgement: “This matter should never have got to trial. “I did my best to resolve the dispute by making several reasonable offers to the Claimant including an offer right at the beginning that the parties split the assets belonging to the estate 50/50.”However, none of those offers were accepted and the Claimant refused my offers to mediate. Two windows had been smashed and a rock was found lying on the floor, and the conservatory door was unlocked. Cushions were scattered around the living room and drawers had been ransacked in the bedroom.Mrs Scarle was found lying on the floor in the bathroom wearing just a top, and Mr Scarle was found face down in the lounge wearing pyjamas. Mrs Winter’s barrister, Amrik Wahiwala, said that the decomposition of Mrs Scarle’s body suggested that “on the balance of probabilities” she had been dead longer than her husband.But Mrs Cutler’s barrister, James Weale, argued that there was no direct evidence shedding light on when either had died.He said Mrs Winter would have to prove “beyond reasonable doubt” that Mrs Scarle died first, not on the “balance of probabilities”. “The only counter-offer made by the Claimant was that her father’s my stepfather’s estate would receive the entirety of the assets and that I would have to pay a portion of her legal costs.”I am very pleased that the Judge has accepted my case that the evidence was too uncertain to enable a conclusion to be drawn with the consequence that the statutory presumption applies.”Myself and my family would like to ask for privacy in this sad and difficult case to be respected.” Mrs Cutler’s legal team said Mrs Winter had “refused to make any reasonable attempt to engage in settlement negotiations at any stage” and that his client was “met with stubborn intransigence” at every turn. 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. Mr and Mrs Scarle’s £280,000 bungalow in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, where they were found deadCredit:Champion News/Champion News Anna Winter, who lost the legal battle against her stepsister over their parents’ inheritanceCredit:Champion News/Champion News “This was an all or nothing case for the parties who stood to inherit from their parents.”Andrew Wilkinson, partner and will disputes specialist at law firm Shakespeare Martineau, added: “It comes as no surprise that this almost century-old law has not been used since the Blitz.”Given the advances in medical science and forensics, it is almost always possible to ascertain the order of death.” The High Court in London where the “extraordinary all or nothing” case was heardCredit:Julian Elliott Photography/Getty Images Contributor
Samsung Serie 9 : deux éditions limitées du PC ultra-portableSamsung vient de dévoiler des éditions limitées de sa gamme d’ordinateurs ultra-portables Serie 9 : leMoonlight Blue et le Luxury Rose Gold. Les deux PC, résolument féminins, sont seront exclusivement vendus en Corée dans un premier temps. Seuls 1.000 exemplaires seront produits.Deux nouveaux modèles de PC portables Samsung serie 9 viennent d’être présentés en Corée. Proposés en éditions limitées, tous les exemplaires commercialisés porteront un numéro de série gravé sur l’arrière.À lire aussiArchos 35 Carbon, 50 et 53 Platinum : prix et caractéristiques des premiers smartphones du constructeur français Le premier, le Moonlight Blue, est comme son nom l’indique de couleur bleu nuit, et est parsemé de cristaux. Le second, baptisé Luxury Rose Gold est de couleur rose pâle. Résolument féminins, ces portables ne seront produits qu’en 1.000 exemplaires. Dans un premier temps, Samsung les distribuera exclusivement en Corée du Sud, avant de les commercialiser à l’international.Côté caractéristiques techniques, ces deux éditions limitées, dont les prix n’ont pas encore été communiqués, devraient être similaires aux autres PC de la gamme Serie 9. Dotés d’une écran 13,3 pouces (33,25 cm de diagonale), d’un processeur core i5 de dernière génération et d’un SSD de 128 GB. Le 22 décembre 2011 à 19:10 • Maxime Lambert
Stay on target It’s enough to make you forget your no-carbs, get-fit New Year’s resolution. Wilkinson Baking Company unveiled a fully automated bread-making machine at CES 2019, and it’s a bread lover’s dream come true.The BreadBot mixes, forms, proofs, bakes and cools 10 loaves of bread per hour – all on its own and is capable of making most varieties of bread that require dry ingredients – including white, wheat, whole wheat, nine grain, sourdough and honey oat.The Washington-based, family-owned Wilkinson Baking Company is hoping its high-tech BreadBot — the result of more than 20 years of research and development and more than 30 cumulative months of in-store market-testing experience — will help lure food shoppers back to the store.AdChoices广告“Bread is a staple of American life. But in most supermarkets today, it has lost its emotional connection with the shopper,” said Randall Wilkinson, CEO of The Wilkinson Baking Company. “In the age of home delivery, The BreadBot attracts consumers back to the store because it delivers fresh, delicious bread that is produced with theater and engagement.”The company is focusing n transparency — as the BreadBot allows customers to know exactly where, when, and how, their bread was made.The BreadBot, a fully automated bread-making machine is displayed at CES 2019. (Photo Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)The BreadBot constantly monitors all measurements, from water temperature and mixer speed, to the proofer humidity and loaf height, according to the company. Once dry mix is added to the hopper the process is fully automated. The BreadBot sends a message to an employee when the hopper is ready to be filled with more mix or bread needs to be emptied from the cooling cabinet.It will also ask for help throughout the day, sending messages such as “Please empty the cabinet of bread”, “I need more mix”, or “I’m finished baking today.” The company says this allows the bakery staff to spend on average only 40 minutes a day pouring mix and slicing bread.More on Geek.com:This Pet Feeder Uses Facial Recognition So the Right Pet Gets the TreatsThis Smart Toilet Adds Alexa to Your Bathroom RoutineJog for the Planet With This Energy-Producing Treadmill 2019 Tech Trends Worth Getting Hyped AboutYou Can Finally Buy A Terabyte SD Card Thanks to Lexar
Former striker Andy Cole is bewildered by Unai Emery’s “strange” decision to not play Mesut Ozil at Arsenal.The German playmaker has only started half of Arsenal’s 26 Premier League matches this season amid struggles to force his way into Emery’s plans.In fact, Ozil has only featured twice for the Gunners in 2019 due to both fitness struggles and Emery’s decision to omit from matchday squads.Despite recovering from an illness this week and returning to training, Ozil was again left out by the Spanish coach for Arsenal’s 1-0 Europa League defeat to BATE Borisov in Belarus on Thursday night.And Cole, who started out his playing career at Arsenal before going on to star for rivals Manchester United, admits he can’t understand why Emery refuses to play someone of Ozil’s calibre.“It’s becoming a bit of a comedy sketch at the moment,” Cole told Sky Sports. “We know how talented he is.“The manager has decided maybe he doesn’t want him in the team, he doesn’t work hard enough or whatever, but sometimes when you have that luxury, I think some of the boys in the team would be prepared to work a little bit harder to get him on the ball to produce that magic.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Arsenal over the previous years, when Wenger was there, did that. You’ve got to play your best players when you need them, and Ozil is one of Arsenal’s best.“If you asked [Alexandre] Lacazette and [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang: ‘Do you want Mesut to play?’ they’d say yes all day long, all day long! It’s really, really strange.”On the other hand, former Celtic manager Neil Lennon expects there will be plenty of interest in the “divisive” Ozil should he leave Arsenal this summer.“You have a talent like that, and it might come down to man management,” said Lennon.“He has certainly been a divisive character over the last few years. He’s like Marmite, some love him, some don’t! For me, I love watching him play.“He does get criticised a lot for his work rate, or lack of work rate, but his stats are up there for distance covered with many other players. He will certainly find a place somewhere, because he’s got the game.”LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Cardiff City at Emirates Stadium on January 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowSix charged in extensive Anchorage mail fraud caseWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageSix Anchorage residents have been charged in a large mail fraud case.Long awaited Interior natural gas contract expectedDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe fate of the long pursued Interior Energy Project will soon come into better focus. The state funded effort hinges on a natural gas supply from Cook Inlet, and that’s expected next month.Fish and Game criticized over “chronic failure” regulating Mat-Su watersCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageLeadership at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game got an earful Tuesday night in Palmer.PenAir requests subsidy to sustain market in Pribilof IslandsLaura Kraegel, KUCB – UnalaskaThe only air carrier for the Pribilof Islands is asking for financial support to keep its remote market afloat.Former senator, longtime Native leader Albert Kookesh fighting cancerEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauA longtime Alaska political and business leader is fighting prostate cancer.Lawsuit dismissed after prompting abortion rule changesAssociated PressA state court judge has agreed to dismiss a lawsuit that prompted the state medical board to adopt new regulations for abortions after the first trimester in Alaska.Responders have mitigated pollution threat of F/V Akutan, Coast Guard saysLaura Kraegel, KCUB – UnalaskaSix days after forming an emergency response team, officials have suspended their efforts aboard a disabled fishing vessel in Unalaska.New study suggests dental therapists improving oral health in YK DeltaAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelRural health aides have a long, successful history of improving access to health care in Alaska. Now, a dental program based on that model is improving oral care in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.Bradley Lake hydro expansion moves forwardAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerAn expansion of the state’s largest hydroelectric facility is one step closer to becoming a reality. The Alaska Energy Authority’s Board of Directors approved a $46.6 million expansion of Bradley Lake at its meeting earlier this month.Macomb caribou season closed early a dayTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe state Department of Fish and Game will close the popular Macomb caribou season one day early this year, because hunters have already had a lot of success with harvesting bulls.Someone’s painting rainbow colors over a Juneau crosswalk; the city wants it to stopJacob Resneck, KTOO – JuneauA crosswalk in a downtown Juneau neighborhood is constantly being painted over in rainbow colors. Depending on who you ask, It’s either an expression of creativity or simple vandalism.Ask a Climatologist: Rainy…even by Ketchikan standardsAnnie Feidt, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageMost places in Alaska are wetter than normal for August, but it’s been especially rainy in Ketchikan.
Musheerabad: Ramnagar division corporator V Srinivas Reddy met GHMC Executive Engineer Narayana on Wednesday and submitted a memorandum requesting him to expedite the construction of community hall being constructed at Achaiah Nagar.Speaking to media after meeting the official, V Srinivas Reddy said that contractor of the works has been delaying the works although Rs 14 lakh has been sanctioned from general budget for the construction. The contractor has completed only half of the work and delayed the remaining work, he said. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us The anganwadi students staying in the building have been facing inconvenience as electricity facility is not provided as it is due for completion, the corporator said. He urged the officials to ensure that the construction of the community hall is completed at the earliest for public convenience. Ramnagar division TRS president R Mallesh, TRS senior leaders Prakash Reddy, ward member Mudhigonda Murali, Kalyan, Prem and others accompanied the corporator.
May 29, 1982WASHINGTON (UPI) — Coretta Scott King says she is very concerned about high unemployment rates, but feels a new program she is starting across the nation will offer more hope and violence.Mrs. King is president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for nonviolent Social Change, named after her late husband who preached non-violent protest in the ‘60s.She has initiated a nationwide training program she said is designed to avert violence and give people of all ages hope and belief in themselves.Dorothy Cotton, a prominent civil rights leader who preached nonviolence and worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., passed away on June 10 at the age of 88. In 1982, the AFRO wrote about the combined efforts of Cotton and Coretta Scott King to reduce violence throughout the United States.“We’re trying to deal with the need that we saw which is the need to provide community trainers in resolving community conflicts,” said Dorothy Cotton, a center vice president and one of the trainers.Mrs. Cotton and Mrs. King discussed their training sessions at a news conference and in a telephone interview.Mrs. Cotton said four day conferences have been held in Oakland, CA, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis and Washington. She said other training sessions are scheduled for New York City and Atlanta.Between 35 and 40 people attend the Washington training sessions led by Mrs. Cotton and Mrs. King; Bernard Lafayette of Tuskegee, AL, who worked with King in the ‘60s, and the Rev. Leslie Carter, who organized the Work For Peace Academy.The training sessions include lectures, films, discussion and role playing.“The idea is to avert violence and tension and create love of community rather than frustration and ineffective confrontation,” Mrs. Cotton said.Mrs. King said the program was in the planning stages “for a couple of years” and involves “some 22 cities,” with training centers located in seven or eight cities where the “potential for conflict” exists.“We’re hoping that we don’t have disruption on a wide scale,” Mrs. King said. “But if things tend to be moving in that direction, we hope that people in the communities and the channels of communication will be open.”Mrs. King was asked if her concern was intensified by the recent unemployment figures showing the highest unemployment rate in 40 years.“Yes, I am. It certainly does. One wonders what will happen when the people have no jobs, have no place to turn, how they’ll deal with this kind of desperation and frustration,” she said.Mrs. King said it is the “responsibility of every person in the community to be concerned, to do problem-solving, especially in the areas where there are resources, in the private sector.”“I’m very concerned about the high unemployment,” Mrs. King said. “When young people are idle, they turn to destructive ways to use their time. What we’re doing is trying to go help people get involved in the community such as registering people to vote…to help people understand it is important that they get involved.”Mrs. King also said there “has been apathy” in the country. “I think some of it has to do with the fact that people soon forget that you can’t stop, you have to continue to earn your rights” and that is one of the things her training sessions try to accomplish, she said.“Essentially, we’re teaching them an understanding of politics, how you may change public policies, your responsibility to do that,” Mrs. King said. “We have to put people in office who are concerned about people.”Transcribed by Matthew Ritchie
Hazel Technologies launches new USDA-funded produc … You might also be interested in June 13 , 2018 U.S.: First storm hits California, more heavy rain … A release from the Ukrainian government said inspectors would travel to the Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson regions to visit production, storage and packing installations, as well as to learn about phytosanitary procedures.“The purpose of the visit is to provide the analysis of the phytosanitary risk of Ukrainian cherries during export to the People’s Republic of China and to make a protocol of phytosanitary requirements,” said Volodymyr Lapa, head of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection.”This, in turn, will enable Ukrainian cherries to be exported to China in a safe way and in accordance with the phytosanitary requirements noted in the Protocol. Ukrainian fruits and berries are exported to more than 30 countries.”During the history of Ukrainian sweet cherry export no notification was received regarding non-compliance with phytosanitary measures.”Dmytro Kroshka, chairman of fruit producers’ association UKRSADPROM, said negotiations with China have been taking place with China for three years.”In fact, since the creation of the Association, the process of coordination of phytosanitary control procedures has been initiated. The Association actively contributed to maximizing the speed of this process. At the moment, we intend to start moving from the deadlock the issue of exporting Ukrainian cherries to China,” he said.www.freshfruitportal.com China: Unique formats being used to appeal to ‘sop … With the Chinese Government recently having given the go-ahead to imports of cherries from Uzbekistan to begin, a delegation has now begun work carrying out a pest risk assessment in Ukraine. A meeting this week between Ukrainian and Chinese officialsOn May 30, China’s General Administration of Customs (CACC) indicated that the export protocol for Uzbekistani cherries had been finalized and shipments could begin.The protocol was first signed between the two countries in July 2017.The Central Asian nation is one of the world’s largest sweet cherry-producing countries, with total volumes last year in excess of 100,000 metric tons (MT), according to USAID. Around a third of production is typically exported, with Russia the leading market.The country’s season runs from late April to early June, according to local media Azer News, which also reported that during a recent event at the Uzbekistani Embassy in China, Chinese companies agreed to purchase around 5,000MT of the fruit.With Uzbekistan now able to export to the market, a Chinese delegation this week arrived in Ukraine to begin carrying out a pest risk assessment for sweet cherries from the Eastern European country. Canada’s cherry industry suffers 50% drop in seaso …
Did anyone stand out in a positive way against the Dolphins?“Deone Bucannon, I thought, played extremely well. Prior to the concussion, D.J. Humphries was maybe having one of his better games — he continues to improve at left tackle, which is exciting to see. There were a few guys who came in because of the all injuries we incurred, and Sio Moore did a few nice things as a linebacker, and so did Brandon Williams. He came in and has shown some maturation from earlier on in the year. Still have high hopes for him.”What’s gone wrong on special teams?“That’s a great question. Again, guys that we counted on not getting it done. It certainly starts with the snapper, and that was a situation earlier in the year and we made the change. I thought that Aaron (Brewer) has, for the most part, done a pretty good job — other than, and I don’t know how much the conditions had to do with it — but he had a few rough snaps the other night. But Chandler (Catanzaro) still has to make kicks and he has to show more consistency, the same goes with Drew Butler. Those positions will obviously be evaluated and if we need to make changes, we’ll do it.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Cardinals entered their matchup with the Miami Dolphins still in the playoff race.They left South Beach all but out of it.The Cardinals struggled in a rain-soaked game, falling behind only to tie things up late in the fourth quarter and ultimately lose on a field goal as time expired, 26-23.It was a game that very much summed up the team’s season, with moments of excellence usually being drowned out by sloppiness and poor play. As he does every Monday, Cardinals GM Steve Keim joined Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM to talk about the game and his team going forward.As you saw the film, what frustrated you the most?“I would just say that the turnovers were obviously and issue but the one thing that I struggle with is the missed tackles — quite a few missed tackles, quite a few missed tackles, especially on the long run by Jarvis Landry, the run after catch. Critical errors like that get you beat, and we’ve talked about it all year long, the attention to detail and the little things are what have hurt us most, and something as simple as tackling, which sometimes for me it’s about the will to want to get the man on the ground. Although there is some technique involved, as we know. But that was a disappointing for me. I knew we’d be playing with a patchwork offensive line, and at times they played OK and there were times where a couple guys struggled, particularly on the right side.”Does the feeling of losing in Miami compare at all to the 58-0 loss to the Seahawks in 2012?“No. I think that was just flat out embarrassment in Seattle, and this is a different situation. This is the constant frustration that you have a hard time putting your finger on some of the issues as a whole. It starts with attention to detail, and at the end of the day, a lot of guys — and we’ve talked about this in the past — that we were counting on to make big plays, have not showed up with any consistency. And that’s also very alarming to me.” 0 Comments Share Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling – / 31 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Have you had any conversations with Larry Fitzgerald and Carson Palmer about possible retirement?“I know Coach is coming back and he’s excited for next year, he and I had a long conversation about the roster and the team moving forward. As far as it goes with Carson and Larry, you would have to ask those guys directly, but based on the conversations I had with both of them in training camp, I would be surprised if they didn’t play next year.”How do you go about evaluating your coaches and what have you seen this season?“It’s game-by-game and those are conversations that are private between Bruce and I. But I will say this: These guys all work their tails off. I think they’re very good teachers. I do have a concern of I’m on the field so I see them teaching our players certain technique, certain things schematically, and our players are still making mistakes. So, again, that could fall on me because we have to make sure that we’re signing and drafting smart football players who can process and retain information.”Who is stronger in holding people accountable, coaching staffs or the locker room?“I don’t think there’s any question that it’s the locker room. To me, whenever you have a championship team, you can always look and realize that locker room polices itself. But at the same time, to be an effective leader and to hold guys accountable, to me, you have to be out there making plays. It’s not just a rah-rah thing because guys will tune that out. You have to also be, not only a motivator, you have to hold your teammates accountable, but you have to be producing. There could be an issue with that factor for us. As I talked about earlier, expecting guys to be big-time playmakers this year who have fallen short.” LISTEN: Steve Keim, Cardinals general manager Do you feel like you have a handle on what’s wrong with the team or will you need the offseason?“I have a pretty good feel. The one thing about it is I really do feel like our core talent on offense and defense is in place. There’s some guys who I still have high expectations for and look forward to moving on with. But at the end of the day, the one thing that Coach and I will sit down and do, and I can guarantee you this, after the season — and these last three games are critical, for a lot of reasons — number one, I want to identify who loves it; which guys are passionate about the game and who are our top competitors. So those are the things that we’re looking for. Because if you’re not going to compete and you don’t play with passion, you’re not going to be on this roster in 2017.”When you watch the film from Miami, how much do you consider weather conditions in your evaluation? “It would be an excuse because the other team has to play in the same conditions and they have to block and tackle and catch, just like we do. There were too many dropped balls, too many turnovers. At the end of the day, the tackling was an issue for me. I will say this: the one thing I’m proud of is there’s no doubt at one point in the game in the fourth quarter where we could have mailed it in, and our team did fight back from adversity and they gave it everything they had. It’s unfortunate we came up short.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Your browser does not support the audio element. ErrorOK ErrorOKHow much do you think having extensive exit interviews will help figure out what went wrong?“That’s always helpful for me, the more communication I have with the guys at the end of the year can help me, again, put my finger on where some of the issues were. I’m not down in the locker room all the time. There’s no doubt that my goal is to put 53 guys in that locker room who all care and are passionate about the game. So if there are times that I find out that certain guys don’t put in the time to prepare and film study and all those things, we will certainly move on quickly. Because it’s hard enough to win in this game, let alone with guys who don’t care.”What did you see on film from Chandler Jones in Miami?“I didn’t think it was one of Chandler’s better games. I think he has had a phenomenal impact on this football team, as a whole. His ability to not only create pressure, but to make big plays for us. Sack-fumbles and those sort of things. But I didn’t think yesterday was one of Chandler’s better games.”Final thought, offered by Keim“One thing I do want to say, as disappointing as this season has been, and it has not lived up to our expectations, I do want to say thank you to our fans. Doug, I don’t think you were there, but Ron can probably share with you how many Cardinal fans made it to South Florida to support us. Through wins and losses, it truly meant a lot to me and this organization for their support.” Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) fumbles the ball as Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) attempts to recover it, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Overlooking the waters of Lake Michigan, high atop an ancient limestone bluff, stands a spectacular mansion so impressive that it is possibly the grandest ever built in the Upper Midwest region of the United States. Chateau du Lac offers the ultimate privacy amid the towering pines of Northeastern Wisconsin, yet this secluded residence is located just 270 miles from Chicago.The palatial main residence of Chateau du Lac consists of an expansive 35,000 square feet. Lustrous oak and marble floors lead through dramatic archways and stately French doors to unfold into three distinctively refined wings.In the central wing, a formal two-story foyer with dual staircases leads to the grand hall. Beyond, the formal great room and bayside parlors exemplify the home’s gracious elegance. An Art Deco cinema which seats 14, and the pub room – complete with a full kitchen and bar area – are perfect for entertaining. A garden room, and sparkling indoor pool with whirlpool provide ample additional space for entertaining and relaxation. No bibliophile could resist the breathtaking two-story library, adorned with leaded and stained glass windows, and the morning room, with its designer tiles and hand- painted murals, makes for the ideal space for peaceful reflection. A custom kitchen fully equipped with commercial grade appliances serves the opulent formal dining roomHowever, no space within Chateau du Lac is truer to the notion of ultimate luxury than the master suite. Featuring a gallery entry, these seven rooms alone are comprised of more than 5,000 square feet. A second gallery connects the master suite with the northern wing, which offers three additional guest suites with a parlor and galley kitchen.Two separate guesthouses offer further accommodations, and a beach house whose steps lead to a sun pier on the shore of Lake Michigan provides the height of easy living.This exclusive residence sits on approximately 100 wooded acres with 100 feet of Lake Michigan frontage. For the ultimate in convenience, two private airports are located nearby. Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport is a mere five miles away – and Cherryland Airport, just 36 miles away – can accommodate G5 landings.Chateau du Lac, along with art, antiques, furnishings and vehicles, is currently offered at $29,000,000. To view this exquisite property, contact Properties of Door County broker John D. Blossom at (920) 854-6444. Properties of Door County is an affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates. Additional information and images of Chateau du Lac can be found at www.christiesgreatestates.com.
Scholars discussing legacy of Russian dissident Solzhenitsyn MONTPELIER, Vt. – Scholars from around the world are gathering in Vermont to discuss the writings and legacy of the late dissident author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who chronicled life in Soviet-era prison camps and spent 18 years in exile in the state before living out his days in his native Russia.A highlight of the two-day conference beginning Friday on the Lyndon campus of Northern Vermont University will be a visit to Cavendish — the southern Vermont town where the acclaimed writer lived in near-seclusion.Solzhenitsyn, a son says, did his best writing while his privacy was famously guarded by townspeople who refused to give the curious directions to his home.Over the decades, Solzhenitsyn — who spent 11 years in captivity in his homeland — wrote about life in the Soviet labour camps through books such as “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” and “The Gulag Archipelago.” He also wrote histories of Russia and the Soviet Union before his death in 2008.His works still resonate today amid strained relations between the U.S. and Russia, conference organizer Alexandre Strokanov said.“If you want to understand where Russia is going and what Russia, at least in part, has become, we have to read his works,” Strokanov said. “He answers all these questions in his books.”The Vermont conference is one of a number of commemorations in Vermont to celebrate the centennial of Solzhenitsyn’s birth. The Vermont Historical Society has an exhibition at its Montpelier museum. The Cavendish Historical Society also has a Solzhenitsyn exhibition and is renovating an old church so it can become a permanent home for Solzhenitsyn artifacts.Next month, the first English translation of “Between Two Millstones, Book 1, Sketches of Exile, 1974-1978,” Solzhenitsyn’s book about his life in exile, is being published.Solzhenitsyn did some of his best work in Cavendish, said son Stephan, 44, who now lives in Moscow but spent his childhood in Vermont.“That’s something he could never have done if he didn’t have the ability to work quietly and undisturbed,” he said.Margo Caulfield of the Cavendish Historical Society said people still regularly visit the town to learn about Solzhenitsyn’s time there. Some are fans of his writing; others are people who lived under the Soviet system.“Everybody comes with their own sort of agenda,” she said.Thomas Beyer, a professor of Russian and East European studies at Vermont’s Middlebury College, said he began reading Solzhenitsyn in the 1960s before the author became famous. Beyer says he was struck by “the moral courage that he presented in his novels and also the ability to endure … the worst possible deprivation.”But Solzhenitsyn’s legacy after writing about the camps is mixed. He was an early supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and he never really fit in while living in Vermont, Beyer said.“It would have been hard to consider him a true Vermonter in any sense of the word, save for his rigid independence of thought and action,” he said. by Wilson Ring, The Associated Press Posted Sep 7, 2018 7:10 am PDT Last Updated Sep 7, 2018 at 9:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this May 25, 1994, file photo Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn gets into the family car as he departs his Cavendish, Vt., compound. Dozens of international experts on the works of the late Nobel Prize winning Russian writer are gathering in Vermont for a planned two-day conference to begin Sept. 7, 2018, commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth. Solzhenitsyn, who spent nearly two decades in exile in Vermont, died in Russia in 2008. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Massive tuba ensemble blasts its way into record book by The Associated Press Posted Dec 10, 2018 7:16 am PDT KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A massive tuba ensemble has smashed a Guinness World Record in Kansas City and spread some Christmas cheer.KSHB-TV reports that 835 tuba players performed “Silent Night” on Friday at a downtown arena, setting a new Guinness World Records. The previous record of 502 tuba players in California in 2007.A Guinness official was on hand to verify the feat.The concert was part of the annual TubaChristmas event organized by the Kansas City Symphony. Symphony executive director Frank Byrne says the musicians ranged in age from 11 to 86.A few performed on a tenor version of the tuba, called a euphonium.___Information from: KSHB-TV, http://www.kshb.comThe Associated Press