Debate delayed

first_img Related Items:hoa delayed Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 5, 2016 – House of Assembly was due to have met today into Friday, it is unclear if Government business in Parliament will resume tomorrow. last_img

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URCA still investigating Black Friday black out of mobile protability

first_img Aliv joins Bahamas MP & PM for Back to school event Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – November 28, 2017 – URCA is still investigating why there were mobile number portability problems on Black Friday for users switching from BTC to Aliv.Stephen Bereaux, the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority’s (URCA) chief executive said: “There are some lingering challenges across mobile number portability that we are working with the operators to resolve. We, at this stage, without any suggestion of blame from URCA’s perspective in relation to the rules that govern mobile number portability in the Bahamas, think there clearly was a breakdown of sorts and it was inconsistent with how things are supposed to happen.“Whether that was a technical issue or process issue, how it would have been caused and what action we should take, we are doing our investigation and we expect to be able to give the public a little more information on the cause and where the problem originated.”URCA’s CEO also shared that if it turns out there has been a breach, they are prepared to deal with it, but for now, the public is advised that “with these systems occasionally there may be issues.” Recommended for you ALIV Sponsors 9th Annual Bahamas National Trust Eco Camp Related Items:#Aliv, #urca, btc More BTC Layoffs, interim CEO says company restructuring Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Salmon Initiative Is One Step Closer To Going To The Voters

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Stand For Salmon ballot initiative submitted more than 40,000 signatures today, to the state Division of Elections in Anchorage, which is enough to qualify as a ballot initiative for Alaska voters in November. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-stand-for-salmon-on-ballot.mp3VmJennifer-on-stand-for-salmon-on-ballot.mp300:00RPd The Stand for Salmon initiative would restrict interference with salmon habitats  during a development project, like the proposed Pebble Mine.According to the Stand for Salmon website, the initiative would formally define characteristics of a healthy river in state law, update state listings of waters which support salmon, requires the state to notify the public of projects which could affect salmon and create salmon-protection standards developers must meet before their projects can move forward. Alaska state law requires that the Division of Elections has to certify that 10 percent of the people who voted in the state’s last general election signed the salmon proposal.center_img If enough of the signatures are verified, roughly 32,000 people, then the initiative will be on the ballot for the November 6 general election. Voters will determine if the Alaska law governing development in salmon habitat should be updated, something not done since statehood in 1959.last_img read more

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Study explains why soggy skin gets wrinkly but does not dissolve

first_imgImage credit: Wikipedia. Eczema treatment creams could make it worse Citation: Study explains why soggy skin gets wrinkly but does not dissolve (2011, March 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-soggy-skin-wrinkly-dissolve.html Myfanwy Evans, a mathematician at the Research School of Physics and Engineering at the Australian National University in Canberra, and her colleagues developed a stringy skin model to try to explain how the network of keratin fibers in the skin is arranged. Keratin is a fibrous protein also found in the nails and hair. Scientists already knew the keratin networks were important, but until now no one was certain of their structure.After a period in water the outer layer of the skin (the stratum corneum) expands, producing prune-like wrinkles. Earlier researchers suggested the stratum corneum expands as it absorbs water, but no one had yet explained why skin doesn’t fall apart when it has expanded.Keratin is known to prevent evaporation from the skin and to absorb water to help keep the skin hydrated. The stratum corneum layer also gives the skin its stretchy properties and the ability to spring back.Using computer modeling Evans approached the question from a geometric point of view to try to explain why skin maintains its structural rigidity after long exposure to water. She said the outer layer of skin contains a three-dimensional pattern of keratin fibers woven together to form a structure capable of acting like a sponge. The fibers are helical when dry but straighten out as water is absorbed, which allows the network to hold a greater volume of water. All the contacts between the keratin fibers remain intact throughout the expansion, and this makes the material structurally stable, Evans said.Evans, who has just completed her PhD, said after 24 hours submerged in water, the skin can suffer irreversible damage.Evans specializes in the study of gyroids, which are mathematical shapes first described by a NASA scientist, Alan Schoen in 1970. Since then, gyroids have been found in nature, such as in some butterflies, where light refracted through crystalline gyroids in the wings produce the vivid colors.Evans said an understanding of the geometry behind why skin wrinkles after too long in the bath could help scientists design materials with the properties of skin, able to stretch without losing strength. The paper will be published in the cross-disciplinary publication, the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. © 2010 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — A new study by mathematicians in Australia has explained how skin remains stable in water and does not dissolve, and why it wrinkles and remains a strong barrier even after absorbing large quantities of water. 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.last_img read more

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Mahatma Gandhis last fast captured in images

first_imgDid Mahatma Gandhi have a premonition about his death? A 20-panel exhibition on his final fast-unto-death indicates this was so.‘Who knows my ahimsa might be tested at the fag end of my life. A proverb says that a dying flame burns brighter before it burns out. May be, my end is approaching and I am fully prepared…,’ Mahatma Gandhi had said before going on fast on 12 January, 1948 against the communal riots sweeping the national capital.The exhibition at the Nehru National Museum and Library (NMML), inaugurated by Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch Wednesday to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 65th death anniversary, looks at the fortnight leading to his assassination and the do-or-die crusade against the forces of parochialism and religious hate. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The 20 panels, ‘The Weapon of Ahimsa: Mahatma Gandhi’s Last Fast’, of text and visual prints mounted in the lobby of the library, present Gandhi’s itinerary in a chronological manner. The collection has 287 photographs and memorabilia – Yarvada Chakra, flag of Suraj and khadi textiles that portray the influence of Mahatma Gandhi in the daily lives of the Kallenbach.The collection has original copies of Young India and Harijan as well.Gandhi believed fasting was a spiritual act.last_img read more

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Storekeeper of govt hospital arrested for demanding bribe

first_imgKolkata: A staffer of a state-run hospital in the city has been arrested for allegedly demanding bribe from a patient’s family for completing the paperwork required for providing a free stent for a life saving operation, police said today.The family’s ordeal continued for three months after 23-year-old Amit Mandal was admitted to the hospital on January 25 as the requisite procedure for getting a free stent dragged on for over 90 days. The patient, who was suffering from brain aneurysm, a bulging blood vessel in the brain, died on April 27. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsPalash Dutta, the storekeeper at the Bangur Institute of Neurosciences (BIN), had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 3 lakh from Mandals family for completing the paperwork required for getting a sanction for the stent, costing Rs 7 lakh. A stent is given free to patients being treated in government hospitals in the state. But if the device costs more than Rs 4 lakh, the file has to be forwarded to the ‘Swastha Bhavan’ for its clearance.The accused was arrested late Saturday night after Mandals father had lodged a complaint with the hospital and the police on April 27, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said.As per the fathers complaint, Dutta had not forwarded the papers to the Swastha Bhavan. The father also said in his complaint that Dutta had abused and assaulted the patients mother when she had visited his chamber at the BIN.last_img read more

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Pak votes to stay put of conflict

first_imgPakistani lawmakers on Friday unanimously voted to stay out of the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen in a blow to the alliance behind the campaign, while planes with badly needed medical aid landed in Yemen’s embattled capital, Sanaa – the first such deliveries since the airstrikes started over two weeks ago. After days of debating, Pakistan’s legislature adopted a resolution stating that “Pakistan should maintain neutrality in the Yemen conflict so as to be able to play a proactive diplomatic role to end the crisis.Pakistani lawmakers said after their vote Friday that they hoped it would pave the way for a resolution to the Yemen crisis. Sirajul Haq, the head of Pakistan’s most organized Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan party, said Islamabad could “play the role of a mediator.”The United Nations and Iran have called for a return Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the joint session of parliament in a sign of his approval.last_img read more

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UKbased cable and telecom investor Zegona Communi

first_imgUK-based cable and telecom investor Zegona Communications has displaced Basque Country bank Kutxabank as regional cable operator Euskaltel’s biggest shareholder.Zegona notified the operator and regulator the the Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores that the 20 per cent. threshold for disclosure of its increased ownership position in Euskaltel was crossed on April 3 and that it now has a 21% stake in the company.Zegona, which became a 15% shareholder in the northern Spanish operator following the sale of its Telecable operation in Asturias,  announced last year that it would acquire additional shares in Euskaltel, which runs networks in the Basque Country, Asturias and Galicia and is expanding into other regions in Spain using Orange’s network, on the open market.The move followed an aborted attempt to acquire an additional 14.9% in Euskaltel through a tender offer.Zegona has set out a plan to change Euskaltel’s management and adopt a more aggressive national expansion strategy than that of the current management team, using the Virgin brand to compete with existing players in the market.Earlier this month, Euskaltel’s management, led by chairman Alberto García Erauzkin and CEO Francisco Arteche, cited shareholders’ approval of the company’s accounts for 2018 and dividend as evidence of support for the existing team.last_img read more

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