7th Annual Food and Wine Festival Still on

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Grace Bay Resorts, in partnership with the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board and The Wine Cellar, today announced the 7th Annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival will take place as scheduled in Providenciales from November 2-4, 2017 after Hurricanes Irma and Maria impacted the island.   The three-day festival is the Caribbean’s leading culinary event, pairing internationally renowned chefs and winemakers with Turks & Caicos’ diverse local talent for an authentic and avant-garde celebration of Caribbean cuisine.This year’s headliners include:Tiffany Derry– Founder of Tiffany Derry Concepts (TDC) and cast member on Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” and Spike TV’s “Hungry Investors.”Victor Yu– Executive Chef and joint owner at Yu Alderley Edge, known for infusing ingredients and spices from the Far East.Meherwan Irani– Executive Chef and co-owner of Chai Pani Restaurant Group, famous for his authentic Indian street food in Asheville, Georgia.Greg Stach– Winemaker at Landmark Vineyards, renowned for crafting elegant, world-class vintages.Tuck Beckstoffer– President of Tuck Beckstoffer Wines and pioneer of the Napa Valley grape growing industry, known for his highest rated Sonoma Coast wines.Neil Collins– Executive Winemaker and Vineyard Manager at Tablas Creek Vineyard. Voted by his peers in 2013 as “San Luis Obispo County Wine Maker of the Year”“Turks & Caicos strong is a special kind of strong, and the resilience and passion of our nation to recover from these hurricanes has left no question that the festival will continue this year,” said Nikheel Advani, Caribbean Food & Wine Festival Co-Chair.   “Following six successful years, this year’s Caribbean Food & Wine Festival will continue its stellar reputation of blending the world’s best chefs and winemakers together with our local community for a one-of-a-kind taste of local culture with inspiration from the latest global gastronomic trends.   We’re still cooking!”The not-for-profit festival, which has consistently sold out year after year, will this year raise funds for Turks & Caicos educational institutions damaged by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria with grants for rebuilding efforts.   When possible, the grants will continue the festival’s legacy of supporting and encouraging young local chefs to develop skills that will assist them in pursuing careers in hospitality, a vital industry of Turks and Caicos.“The Caribbean Food & Wine Festival has become both a key calendar event and a noteworthy island tradition—and this year serves as a special testament to the strength of the Turks & Caicos Islands people and government in our efforts to recover from recent Hurricanes” said Hon. Ralph Higgs, Minister of Tourism.   “The festival showcases our nation’s exceptional culinary reputation with a taste of global culinary trends, and furthers the Turks & Caicos Islands place as leaders in the Caribbean food and beverage scene.”Guest ChefsThe seventh annual event welcomes Tiffany Derry, an entrepreneur, restaurant consultant and television personality from Bravo’s Top Chef.   A Texas native, Derry began her culinary career at the local International House of Pancakes, quickly working her way up to become the youngest person to hold a management position.   Derry expanded her fan-base and gained international fame when she appeared on Season 7 of Bravo’s Top Chef where she achieved a place in the competition’s final four.   Derry’s southern charm and culinary expertise made her a finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef.   In 2011, she opened Private|Social in the heart of Uptown, Dallas, where she was named one of the best chefs in Dallas-Fort Worth. Additionally, she launched Tiffany Derry Concepts (TDC), a company established to support her business and culinary ventures, which includes television shows and partnerships with the world’s most recognized brands.   Derry continues to find success on her Spike TV series, “Hungry Investors” alongside Jon Taffer and Chef John Besh.Victor Yu is the executive chef and joint owner at Yu Alderley Edge, recognized as one the leading high-end Chinese restaurants in Aderly Edge, United Kingdom.   Yu is passionate about taking Chinese cuisine to the next level, using the best ingredients to blend fine dining with both traditional and modern methods of cooking.   Yu incorporates new techniques and skills he learned from his father, Charlie Yu, to create award-winning, distinctive dishes.   Yu views Yu Alderley Edge as a restaurant that brings a new spirit of Chinese dining to the hospitality industry.   Yu will add a nice flare to this year’s Caribbean Food & Wine Festival, bringing his Chinese heritage to the island as he continues to push the limits with cooking styles and trends.Meherwan Irani, Executive Chef and co-owner of Chai Pani and a partner in Asheville’s hottest barbecue restaurant Buxton Hall, will also join this year’s all-star lineup.   Buxton Hall, which Bon Appetit magazine lauded as “the best new BBQ joint in America,” aims to revitalize Carolina barbecue history and bring flavorful traditions to the present.   Chai Pani, an authentic Indian street food operation in downtown Asheville, tells a story of spice markets, hawkers, rickshaws and streetside chefs smell, flavor, color and taste.   A two-time James Beard Award nominee for Best Chef in the Southeast, Irani recently opened his fifth restaurant, a catering company.   His self-taught talent and restaurant ventures have resulted in coverage in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, GQ, Food & Wine, Men’s Health, USA Today, and Bon Appetit, among others.   He credits his business success to the people he works with each day, including his business partner and wife, Molly.Guest WinemakersWinemaker at Landmark Vineyards, Greg Stach is known for crafting the vineyard’s elegant, world-class vintages and creating some of the best single vineyard Pinot Noirs of the decade.   For the past 10 years, Stach has brought his enthusiasm and expertise in Pinot Noir to Landmark’s winemaking team.   He has helped establish Landmark’s distinguished Pinot Noir program, which is quickly gaining acclaim as one of the premier wine programs in California.   His winemaking philosophy incorporates traditional winemaking techniques with a “less is more” attitude.   Believing that great wine begins in the vineyard, Stach intervenes during the winemaking process to ensure consistency and quality, but relies heavily on the fruit’s intense, ripe flavors and distinct vineyard characteristics.   Under his direction, Landmark’s wines have consistently earned exceptional reviews from top wine critics, including six honorable appearances on the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list.   The vineyard’s wines are also a favorite of U.S. Presidents, and have been served regularly at White House functions since the Reagan administration. Tuck Beckstoffer, President of Tuck Beckstoffer Wines, produces a dozen of Napa Valley’s most sought-after wines.   Pioneers of the Napa Valley grape growing industry, the Beckstoffer family made the vineyards both their lives and their livelihood.   Beckstoffer’s extensive viticultural knowledge drove a desire to learn more about the winemaking process.   Studies with winemaking legends in wineries both at home and abroad only whetted his appetite to create a wine of his own.   After making Tuck Beckstoffer Cabernet Sauvignon in 1997 to critical acclaim, collectors and connoisseurs asked for more.   His Semper Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are among the highest rated and most critically acclaimed Sonoma Coast wines produced today.Born and raised in Bristol, England Neil Collins trained as a chef, he moved into winemaking with stints with John Munch at Adelaida Cellars and Ken Volk at Wild Horse.   At Adelaida, Neil met Robert Haas and the Perrins of Château de Beaucastel when they were just beginning the search for Tablas Creek.  Neil was so intrigued by the project that he offered his services, and spent a year working and learning at Château de Beaucastel. Before the year was finished, Neil was offered the winemaker position at Tablas Creek, and he has overseen both the organic vineyard and the winery since 1998.   His philosophy is that great wines can only come from great grapes, and that the art of winemaking is founded on starting out with the very best grapes and bringing their juice through fermentation as naturally as possible. Schedule of EventsThursday, November 2 – Grace Bay ClubWelcome DinnerThe kick-off dinner for the weekend-long events, features exceptional creations by Chef Victor Yu and wines by Tuck Beckstoffer Wines.Friday, November 3Women of Wine Luncheon – Solana RestaurantThis event caters to the adage “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” by offering an extended lunch break in a relaxed environment for women who love wine with headliner Chef Tiffany Derry.Gourmet Safari – Progressive gourmet dining experienceThis interactive ‘dine around’ gives festival-goers an opportunity to discover the Island’s incredible restaurants, this year with wines by Landmark Vineyards.   Now in its tenth year, the Gourmet Safari was the original event that served as a catalyst for the festival and continues to be a guest favorite today.Grace Bay Club – Innovative cocktailsCoyaba – First courseSeven Stars – Fish courseThe Regent Palms – Meat courseGansevoort – Dessert Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Saturday, November 4Dinner with the Stars – The Shore Club Turks & CaicosHeadlining Chef Meherwan Irani pairs his signature recipes with the Tablas Creek Vineyard wines for a lavish dinner experience, allowing guests to dine under the beautiful Long Bay stars alongside the festival’s featured stars.For tickets and additional event information, please visit www.caribbeanfoodandwinefestivaltci.com or contact info@caribbeanfoodandwinefestivaltci.comlast_img read more

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Universal Music CEO to artists Finetune your lyrics for smart speakers

first_imgGrainge thinks the reason the company has thrived in the streaming, he said on stage at MWC, is that even during down times it consistently invested in artists and talent, constantly took risks and remained open to new ideas. This included the rise of streaming, which has been a bone of contention for many artists, who do not feel like the model fairly compensates them for their work.The rise of mobile devices “completely changed and redefined how media is consumed and enjoyed,” said Grainge, as well as the way lawyers, finance experts and artists all understood how the money comes in. “You have to remember that the business has been a transaction business for 50, 60, 70 years,” he said.There’s still an enormous opportunity for growth in streaming by tapping into less-saturated markets in Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia, said Grainge. He’s also optimistic about new technologies that allow musicians to have a direct relationship with fans.Last November, Grainge signed Taylor Swift, an artist known for using social media to cultivate fan relationships, to Republic Records. As part of her deal with UMG, Swift ensured that if the company ever sells its shares in Spotify, the profits will be distributed among artists and the money should not be recoupable against their contracts. Universal stars dominate the social media rankings in terms of follower count. Swift alone is in the top 10 most-followed artists on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Grainge said he’s proud to have her in the UMG family.”She is a unique talent,” he said. “Her ability to talk to her audience, to talk to a global audience, is really fairly unprecedented.”Joan Solsman contributed to this report. Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Mobile World Congress 2019 Spotify Taylor Swift Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Picture the scene: You’re in your kitchen, you’re cooking dinner and you want to dance around to that tune that’s been in your head all day — the one that seems to be playing in every shop, every cafe you walk into.”Alexa,” you say to your smart speaker, “play…”But the name of the song escapes you. You can hum the melody and the chorus. You can’t stop thinking about it. But the title? It’s just not coming to you, and it’s not the first time that’s happened, either. This is the reason that Gold by Spandau Ballet was your most-played song on Spotify last year.The popularity of voice-activated smart speakers has rocketed since Amazon first introduced the Echo at the end of 2014. But when it comes to finding new music, or playing a song you wished you’d noted the name of when you heard it on the radio the other day, they’re not necessarily set up to help you find what you’re looking for. You really need to know precisely what you want to listen to before you activate the device.Lucian Grainge being interviewed on stage at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. Katie Collins/CNET For music makers, these device present both an opportunity and a risk, said CEO and Chairman of Universal Music Group Lucian Grainge, speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. “The amount of traffic there is with them is incredibly compelling,” he said. But, he added, it can be a challenge for people to find what they’re looking for. “Our experience is people can’t ask for a song when they don’t know what title is.”But Grainge, who has attracted many of the world’s most popular artists into his fold, has a little tip for songwriters and musicians who want people to stream their music through smart speakers. He uses the example of the timeless hit, perennially popular among the global toddler population, “How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?” to explain that the title of a song must be front and center in a song’s lyrics.”If you’ve got something that is a brand, is a soundtrack, is a song where the title is in the chorus and the melodies, we’re seeing really explosive data and activity,” he said. “That helps us in the creative process because it enables us, with the data and with consumption, to use the technology to say to the talent, you need to have something as basic as the song title […] in the chorus.”Like other labels, UMG’s fortunes has been on an upswing in the last four years thanks to the popularity of streaming, after labels’ business was decimated by years of digital downloads elbowing out lucrative physical sales like CDs.  [We can] use the technology to say to the talent, you need to have something as basic as the song title in the chorus. Lucian Grainge, CEO, Universal Music Group May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Musiccenter_img Tags Share your voice Mobile World Congress 2019 • See All Post a comment reading • Universal Music CEO to artists: Fine-tune your lyrics for smart speakers 0last_img read more

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Market rout compels 6 firms to delay IPOs

first_imgConcerned over the recent volatility in the domestic stock markets, six companies have reportedly put off their initial public offering (IPO) plans.The companies that are looking for stabilisation in markets to launch their IPOs include L&T Infotech, Parag Milkfoods, Catholic Syrian Bank, AGS Transact, Thyrocare Technologies and Bharat Matrimony.These companies are planning to raise a total of over Rs 6,000 crore through their IPOs, according to draft red herring prospectus (DHRP) filed by them separately with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).The last month’s sell-off in the domestic stock markets weighed heavily on the stock prices of companies that had hit the markets during late last year, with some of them falling by around 20% in a month compared to about 6% decline in the benchmark indices.Some firms might even contemplate trimming their issue sizes either by cutting the price band or by reducing the number of shares to be issues in public offers, sources told The Financial Express.Infrastructure firm Dilip Buildcon has already reduced its IPO size to Rs 430 crore from Rs 650 crore as planned earlier, the company said in a refiled draft prospectus to the Sebi.”Primary markets are complimentary to secondary markets and hence any corrections in stock markets would have impact on the IPOs,” Prithvi Haldea, chairman, Prime database told the daily.However, two recent IPOs of Precision Camshafts and TeamLease Services witnessed positive response from the subscribers despite the prevailing uncertainty in the markets. The two companies plan to raise nearly Rs 400 crore each.Additionally, Quick Heal Technologies, a Pune-based anti-virus provider, is set to issue its IPO next week. The company plans to raise just over Rs 400 crore through the offering.Last year, 21 companies got listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Of those, 12 companies managed to gain anywhere between 1.3% and 102% after their listings, while eight have declined by roughly 1.76% to 35.28%.last_img read more

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Texas Voters Election Qualms Run High But Their Reasons Vary UTTT Poll

first_img Share Callie Richmond for The Texas TribuneVote signs outside early voting locations in Austin on Feb. 23, 2014.Texas voters find a lot wrong with who does and doesn’t get to vote in the state’s elections, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.Generally speaking, Democrats see voter suppression and Republicans see voter fraud.“Partisans on both sides can find things to fault,” said Joshua Blank, manager of polling and research for the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin. “Texans as a whole look upon the election system pretty poorly.”Half of the voters said noncitizens vote “sometimes” (24%) or “frequently” (26%) in the state’s elections — a view held by 75% of Republican respondents and 54% of independent voters. Among Democrats, 27% said noncitizens “never” vote in Texas elections and another 37% said it “rarely” happens. White voters (56%) think noncitizens vote sometimes or frequently; 33% of black voters and 40% of Hispanic voters agreed with them.But those Democrats don’t think everything is rosy: 68% said eligible voters in Texas are sometimes (37%) or frequently (31%) prevented from voting. That view is shared by 44% of voters overall, by 24% of Republicans and by 37% of independent voters. Among all voters, 43% think eligible voters are never or rarely blocked from casting ballots. A majority of black voters (53%) said voters are frequently or sometimes prevented from voting; 49% of Hispanic and 40% of white voters agreed with them. “The skepticism, cynicism, even, on both sides, is striking,” said Daron Shaw, professor of government at UT-Austin and co-director of the poll. “I find it distressing that this is undermining confidence in the electoral system.”Almost half of the state’s voters (49%) said people knowingly break Texas election laws sometimes or frequently. That opinion is shared by 26% of Democrats, 69% of Republicans and 49% of independents. Democrats (58%) were more likely to say that occurs never or rarely, a view shared by 18% of Republicans and 29% of independents.“Going back to Will Rogers and Mark Twain, there is a long tradition of thinking that politicians are rigging elections and cheating,” Shaw said. “On the other hand, now the conversation feeds into this hyperpartisanship. It feeds a cynicism that I think is unappealing.”Asked whether the state’s election system discriminates against racial and ethnic minorities, 50% said no and 35% said yes. The party lines were evident on that question, too: 66% of Democrats said there is discrimination, while 80% of Republicans and 53% of independents said the election system doesn’t discriminate. Hispanic voters split 41% to 39% on that question; 54% of black voters said the election system discriminates on ethnic and racial lines, while 60% of white voters said it does not.“People could and should be troubled about this,” said James Henson, who runs the Texas Politics Project at UT-Austin and co-directs the poll. “We have something of a legitimacy question about our elections.”The University of Texas/Texas Tribune internet survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted from May 31-June 9 and has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.83 percentage points. Numbers in charts might not add up to 100 percent because of rounding.This article was originally published in The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Disclosure: The University of Texas at Austin has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here.last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday January 6

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 with managing Editor Kamau High. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network are back, with a special guest, Doug Colbert, law professor at the University of Maryland, discussing a city program that gives a second chance for thousands with active failure to appear warrants.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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Bruce Wayne Is Batman In All But Name and Ears on Gotham

first_imgStay on target NYCC 18: The Cast of Gotham On Bane, Batman and Saying GoodbyeDC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC News Gotham has grown less patient over the last couple seasons. First, they magically aged Ivy up so she could fully realize her villainous persona. Then, Selena was pushed from a building at the end of last season, and was promptly revived by cats Michelle Pfeiffer-style. Now, a young Bruce Wayne is putting on a mask, Ra’s Al Ghul is lurking and Scarecrow is terrorizing Gotham City. It’s like Gotham got tired of waiting around to become a Batman show and decided to go straight into Batman Begins.Not that I’m complaining. Batman Begins was a great movie, and Gotham has a few interesting twists on the story. They don’t all make a ton of sense right now, but sense has never really been high on this show’s list of priorities. It helps that this version of the Scarecrow is really scary. The show doesn’t have to do a lot of work to show us why people are so afraid of him. Charlie Tahan has a great, unhinged sound to his voice, which makesThese unnatural movements in the costume even more unsettling. The very first scene of last night’s episode is basically everything I love about Gotham. Cops are investigating something weird in a creepy old house. There’s a guy screaming, and everyone is half-lit like an old noir movie. Even when it’s not at its best, this show still looks fantastic.The action in this episode definitely improved on the season premiere, even if the story wasn’t as great as it could be. The Scarecrow is on the loose, and Penguin needs to save face after the GCPD humiliated him at his club opening. He challenges Jim Gordon to capture the Scarecrow in 24 hours or accept his new way of doing things. Jim sees an opportunity to redeem the GCPD in the citizens’ eyes, and he’s the only one. The rest of the cops like this new world where they don’t get shot at and terrorized on a daily basis. This is how the show will deal with what it’s made the Gotham Police out to be. For three seasons, they’ve been hilariously ineffective, and the station itself has appalling security issues. Penguin himself calls out how many times the place has been turned into a warzone. That’s not what’s supposed to happen to police departments.(Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX.)Right now, the show appears to be trying to redeem the GCPD. At least that’s Bullock and Gordon’s goal. By the end of this story arc, Gotham will attempt to show us that the police department is now a competent, dedicated crime-fighting force. Whether it actually earns that… well, it probably won’t. You can’t have three seasons of hilariously unstable policing and fix it all in a few episodes. In the end though, it won’t matter if they earn it or not. It might even be better if they don’t. The GCPD is always going to go back to being half-corrupt, half-ineffective. That’s why Gotham City needs Batman. The goal of this arc isn’t really to make the GCPD a model police force. It’s to get the beat cops back on Gordon’s side. That’s something it can earn over the course of a few episodes, and that’s what needs to happen. The show becomes a lot less interesting when Gordon is the only good cop in a station full of guys sitting in chairs. Then the show becomes about a vigilante cop and not about a city. The one thing Gotham excels at consistently is showing what everyday life in the city looks like. It shows us why anyone would continue to live there despite half of it descending into madness every year. The police station needs to function like one if that’s going to continue. If Gordon can get the cops to at least try to catch bad guys, Gotham can go back to something resembling normal.Bullock and Gordon have different ways of achieving that goal. Bullock acts sympathetic towards most of the cops in the station, acknowledging the legitimacy of their feelings and appearing to be on their side. For as much as the guy hates being the boss, he sure is good at it. Gordon is on the other side, playing Punchy McSupercop to show the city that the GCPD can still get the job done. He goes after scarecrow, who’s used his fear gas to build himself an army of violently terrified asylum patients. Yes, Gotham is going back to this well again. They’ve done this exact same plot a few too many times now, but at least it’s good for spectacle. Particularly with this Scarecrow. There’s some fantastic horror movie directing going on in these scenes. There’s the doctor who sees his coworkers as scary clowns (because every show in 2017 has to have a scary clown) and shoots them. There’s the unsettling, inhuman bending figures behind Gordon in the asylum. And then there’s the lighting and music that puts you on edge immediately. It’s a fantastically well-directed sequence.Ben McKenzie (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX.)If only it didn’t fizzle out so much at the end. Why did they have to undercut such a great villain like this? The Scarecrow gasses Jim, which starts out promising enough. We see that what he fears the most is Lee killing herself because of him. That’s interesting. That makes us feel something for the characters. Then, just as the dramatic tension builds, Gordon inexplicably gets over his fear. He just snaps out of it. Well, so much for that. He then fights his way through the asylum in an action scene that’s a lot of fun until he pours water on the affected patients, bringing them all out of their fear-based rampages. Water is all it takes? Man, way to make your big villain of the early season that much less intimidating. At least we got a fist fight with a big, tall guy? That was fun.Elsewhere in Gotham, Penguin is still a delight. His newfound confidence now that he controls the city is a welcome evolution of the character. It’s fun watching Robin Lord Taylor swagger through his scenes now. Also good news, Barbara Keane is back! Gotham is truly a live-action comic book, as death never means anything. She’s back in Gotham and is starting up a weapons business for all of Gotham’s enterprising criminals. Penguin brings up an interesting point. Someone brought her back to life and set her up with a very expensive storefront and merchandise. We don’t know who that is, but it’ll be fun trying to figure it out. The show continues to not know what to do with Ivy. I thought that by making her an adult, she would become the villain we all know and love, but apparently not. Since then, she’s been put in the background, interrupted and condescended to by everyone. So, the show is giving it a second shot. She visits a shaman, drinks his plant potions, and her face starts bulging out. I guess now she’ll turn into Poison Ivy for real? I don’t know why the show felt she needed two nonsense origin stories, but here we are. Maybe it means they’re ready to actually do something with the character now? We can dream.Maggie Geha, Robin Lord Taylor and Anthony Carrigan (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX.)Finally, there’s Bruce Wayne, who doesn’t have a whole lot to do this episode. Continuing from last week’s cliffhanger, Alfred bails him out of jail. Bruce’s excuse to Gordon is that he was climbing rooftops looking for Selena, which he accepts. It must be embarrassing to have an entire city know about your teenage crush. Lucius Fox doesn’t buy it, pointing out the debris on Bruce’s clothes. He pretends to buy Bruce’s (pretty funny, really) excuse that he was rock climbing. Despite Alfred’s protestations, Bruce goes after the criminals again and walks right into a trap. He’s able to hold his own for a while in a fun fight scene where he makes his own grappling hook. He’s slowly turning into Batman and it looks so cool. Alfred shows up with his trusty crowbar to save Bruce from being shot, because Alfred is the best character in any Batman story. The episode ends with Lucius giving Bruce a bulletproof, radio-connected sticky suit. You know, for rock climbing. The last thing we see is Bruce Wayne scaling the buildings of Gotham and putting on his mask. It… really needs the ears. Who would have though dressing up like a bat was an improvement?Despite some serious flaws, last night’s Gotham was a ton of fun and made good on some of the promises of the season premiere. It’s rapidly turning into a Batman TV show without the Bat. That’s fine with me as long as they keep up this level of insanity. Going by what they’ve done before, that shouldn’t be too hard.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kharacter Guide Raiden

first_img There have been eleven main Mortal Kombat games. Can you believe it? The 90s were that long ago. Since then the fighting game has become a gory institution as colorful ninjas and sorcerers and special forces agents collide to rip each others’ guts out in wacky martial arts tournaments.But in the past decade Mortal Kombat has gone from just a recognizable violent fighting game to a really good recognizable violent fighting game. And the recently released Mortal Kombat 11 brings the reboot trilogy home with a story mode stretching across all of history and new ways for customizing characters to your liking, with different skills and gear to make the accessible mechanics even more varied and deep.Expensive cutscenes and ancillary (arguably exploitative) side content aren’t worth anything though if your fighting game doesn’t have a solid roster. Fortunately, Mortal Kombat 11 gives you a diverse cast of kombatants on which to unleash your bloodlust. And we’re taking a look at every single one of them. Today’s fighter: Raiden. Who Are They?Don’t get him mixed up with that Metal Gear character, Raiden is the Thunder God protector of Earthrealm (Earth) in the Mortal Kombat universe. He’s the one who assembles the various fighters to compete in the tournament to protect the realm. And as Mortal Kombat becomes increasingly obsessed with its own lore, Raiden has become the de facto protagonist, driving the plot because his godhood allows him to be the only one who really knows what is going on even across multiple timelines.Kombat KhronologyRaiden has been a champion of good since the original Mortal Kombat. His benevolent godhood also got him a spot in Injustice 2. But recently Mortal Kombat games have started to treat Raiden as a more wrathful, Old Testament god. And at the start of Mortal Kombat 11, he’s a corrupt borderline villain threatening preemptive strikes against Earth’s enemies.Koolest KustomizationsMortal Kombat already has enough bad guys so my Raiden is pure with his traditional white outfit, staff, and cone hat. My preferred moveset is also pretty traditional, keeping Raiden’s ability to teleport as well as fly into opponents from across the stage. However, my favorite new move is Storm Cell, a circular swirling lightning blast centered near Raiden that can really trip enemies up and when enhanced keep them in the air to set up juggle combos.How Gross Is The Fatality?Keeping in line with Raiden’s new violent temperament, his fatality this time toys with opponents before striking them down. He severs your limbs from your body but gruesomely them keeps them tethered via lightning, electrocuting you at the same time. The new move is called “Alternating Current,” reminding us of other electricity asshole Thomas Edison. Stay on target ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Kharacter Guide: Nightwolf‘Street Fighter V’ and ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Get Ne… Mortal Kombat 11 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. For more, read our spine-ripping impressions of the game as a whole, learn more about Mortal Kombat’s history with the government, and check out our character guide for the much less violent fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.View as: One Page Slides1/271. Read Our Full Mortal Kombat 11 ReviewRead Johnny Cage’s Guide2. Read Sub-Zero’s Guide3. Read Erron Black’s Guide4. Read Scorpion’s Guide5. Read Liu Kang’s Guide6. Read Raiden Guide7. Read Kitana’s Guide8. Read Kung Lao’s Guide9. Read Cetrion’s Guide10. Read Jade’s Guide11. Read Kotal Kahn’s Guide12. Read Skarlet’s Guide13. Read Noob Saibot’s Guide14. Read Geras’ Guide15. Read Baraka’s Guide16. Read Jax’s Guide17. Read Jacqui Briggs’ Guide18. Read Frost’s Guide19. Read D’Vorah’s Guide20. Read Kabal’s Guide21. Read Kano’s Guide22. Read Cassie Cage’s Guide23. Read Shao Kahn’s Guide24. Read Kollector’s Guide25. Read Sonya Blade’s Guide26. Read Shang Tsung’s Guide27. Read Nightwolf’s Guidelast_img read more

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Physicists seek to quantify macroscopic quantum states

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — “Scientists have been interested in generating and observing macroscopic quantum superpositions in order to test quantum mechanics at the macroscopic scale,” physicist Hyunseok Jeong of Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea, told PhysOrg.com. “There have been many papers in which the authors claim to have generated mesoscopic or macroscopic superpositions, often called ‘Schrodinger cat states.’ However, quoting A. J. Leggett in 2002, a question from the theoretical side is ‘What is the correct measure of “Schrodinger’s-cattiness”?’ It has been considered difficult to answer this question with a general measure, and the answer has remained to be ‘very much a matter of personal taste,’ quoting Leggett again. Our work now provides scientists with a theoretical tool to quantify and compare different types of quantum superpositions. This can be a step toward rigorous tests of quantum mechanics in a macroscopic limit.” Citation: Physicists seek to quantify macroscopic quantum states (2011, June 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-physicists-quantify-macroscopic-quantum-states.html Can we detect quantum behaviour in viruses? Explore further As the scientists explained, a macroscopic quantum superposition has two (or more) well-separated peaks and some oscillating patterns between them in phase space. The scientists showed that the frequency of these interference fringes reflects the size of the superposition, while the magnitude of the interference fringes relates to the degree of genuine superposition. So using this method, the scientists could simultaneously quantify both the size of the system and its degree of quantum coherence. The method also works for superpositions that are fully or partially decoherent, which occurs when macroscopic superpositions lose quantum coherence due to interactions with their environments.Overall, the method doesn’t provide a specific threshold beyond which a superposition is “macroscopic,” but instead it provides a continuous scale to compare sizes of different superpositions. The scientists found that the method also agrees with a previous method (Dür, et al.) designed to measure a specific type of state. But with its advantage of being able to measure any state represented in phase space, the new method could be widely useful for future studies on macroscopic quantum systems.“In [this] paper, the focus was pretty much on continuous-variable states, which mainly relates to light fields,” Jeong said. “However, due to the intrinsic generality of our measure, it should be quite straightforward to extend it to various discrete-variable systems such as atomic states. I will then apply this measure (I would call it ‘superness,’ thanks to Dr. Jonas Neergaard-Nielsen) to various ‘claimed’ macroscopic superpositions. I believe that such investigations will reveal ‘where we are’ regarding macroscopic tests of quantum theory.” More information: Chang-Woo Lee and Hyunseok Jeong. “Quantification of Macroscopic Quantum Superpositions within Phase Space.” Physical Review Letters 106, 220401 (2011). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.220401 Copyright 2011 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Jeong and his coauthor Chang-Woo Lee, also of Seoul National University, have published their study on the quantification of macroscopic quantum superpositions in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters. Having a way to quantitatively compare different types of states in terms of their size and their degree of quantum coherence will be very useful for theoretical and experimental studies on macroscopic quantum phenomena, generation of nonclassical states, and the decoherence of quantum states within various physical systems.As the scientists wrote in their study, quantum superposition is often considered the most crucial feature of quantum mechanics. In quantum mechanics, particles can exist in one or more energy levels. When a particle exists in just one energy level, it’s in a well-defined energy state. But when a particle exists in two or more different energy levels at once, it’s in a superposition of energy states. The most well-known example of superposition is Schrödinger’s cat, which is locked in a box with the possibility of being poisoned. Until an observer looks inside the box, the cat is considered to be both dead and alive at the same time, according to quantum mechanics.Physicists have observed superposition in many experiments with microscopic systems. However, the question of whether a truly macroscopic system – such as a cat – can exist in a quantum superposition is much more complicated.For the past 10 years or so, physicists have been proposing various ways to define or measure macroscopic quantum superpositions. Many of these proposals start by considering the number of particles or the distance between component states involved in the superposition. Although this approach sounds reasonable, the proposals have run into problems – particularly, they have not been general enough to be applied to different types of states.The biggest advantage of Lee and Jeong’s method of measuring macroscopic quantum superpositions is its generality, which enables it to be applied to many different types of states and allows for direct comparison between them. The method is based on the quantum interference of a given state in phase space, which is the space in which all possible states of a system are represented. 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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Truckers agitate as import duty hike cripples business in Hili border

first_imgBalurghat: Due to the sudden import duty hike on Indian goods in Bangladesh, business in the Hili border area has been badly hit for nearly a month. Official sources informed that the import duty has been hiked from 2 percent to 28 percent since June 7.Lorries loaded with goods have got stranded at the border since June 6 at Panama parking zone in Bangladesh. This has caused huge losses, said the exporters.Meanwhile, around 250 truck drivers and cleaners staged a demonstration, demanding immediate release of goods on Wednesday. According to the agitators, they have been facing a tough time due to the sharp fall in trade, following the recent hike. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”The stock of food we have been carrying with us is nearly finished due to the stalemate. There is acute drinking water scarcity. Importers in Bangladesh have refused to unload goods, without imposing the new import duty. We are helpless now as without unloading the goods, we can’t return to the Indian side,” said lorry driver Pintu Urao.Sources said around 200 trucks have been stranded in Panama.President of truck owners’ association Kartik Saha said: “We have talked to the exporters and importers in Bangladesh to restore normalcy. The problem has risen due to the sudden hike in import duty. Bangladeshi importers have refused to unload Indian goods without imposing the new import duty. We have also requested them to talk to the Bangladesh government directly, to remove the stalemate. They have assured us that the problem will be resolved within July 12.”Sources said that the importers in Bangladesh had also appealed in court, challenging the decision of the government regarding the issue of increasing import duty.last_img read more

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Six Rambunctious New Zealanders Claim a Tiny Australian Island for Themselves

first_imgAt the end of October 2018 a group of six young Kiwis ventured through water off the coast of Victoria, at the heart of Eildon, to claim a small island at the time not even visible on Google Maps. The island measures a minuscule 670 square feet, but for the first inhabitants it is rich in opportunities and they are not short of ideas for their new home.The idea did not come out of the blue. Jeremy Shanks, one of the settlers, dreamt up the plan on his daily commute. “Every time I drive to work I see this island. This idea has been haunting me for quite a while now and it was a perfect day,” Shanks  told New Zealand Herald, “In my heart, it has been a plan for a few years.”Photo by New New Zealand Island/FacebookThe island was there, unclaimed, uncharted and ready to be taken as a new home for Shanks and his five bored friends.The Kiwis had to navigate a tricky route with strong currents to finally reach and conquer the island.Additionally, the group carried their passports with them as their claim of ownership would make the island a territory of New Zealand, even though previously it officially belonged to Australia.Photo by New New Zealand Island/FacebookOnce they finally reached the land mass, they erected the New Zealand flag and symbolically claimed the land for themselves and their country.The previously nameless island is now called New New Zealand Island or short NNZI. According to New Zealand Herald, “An unconfirmed source has told the group the island is actually called Snake Island.”Photo by New New Zealand Island/FacebookThe tiny island already has three settlements. The first to be established was Jacob’s landing in the northwest, where Jacob Real first set foot. For now, the island adheres to New Zealand laws and it is likely to continue to do so.According to New Zealand News Hub, Jeremy Shanks claimed: “New Zealand has an army of smaller islands but this will be the first offshore island of its kind. An island of New Zealand completely surrounded by another country; Australia.”Photo by New New Zealand Island/FacebookThe group has already developed an economic strategy for NNZI. They are planning to base their exports on agriculture and blackberries. “There’s enough for two cows or maybe three sheep,” they told the New Zealand Herald. “We’re thinking to maybe import a totara or maybe a rimu, and we’ll move that onto the island to kind of signify it.”The introduction of new species is their plan but is still too early as they have some more important issues to settle for now.They shared their experience on social media to get the attention of Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand. They needed her advice on how to regulate the visa system.Their wish is for foreigners to have to apply for an official New Zealand visa to visit their new home. Australians would be exempt from officially applying for an entrance permit — they would, however, have to fill out a customs form upon their arrival.Furthermore, the group are trying to get the island onto Google maps under its new name.News Zealand News Hub reports Shanks words: “Australians, we are not here for war. We are just seeking recognition of our newly-found land.”Read another story from us: American Missionary Perishes at the Hands of an Isolated and Off-Limits TribeThe Australian government did not respond to any of this and the settlers are now regularly monitoring their new territory and preparing for next steps.last_img read more

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Rocket blast from the past Voyager 1 fires thrusters last used

first_imgWhile some spacecraft get the chance to go out in a blaze of glory, others are in it for the long haul – Voyager 1 more so than any other. The mission celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, but it’s not just a lump of metal floating through interstellar space: that baby still runs. Thrusts, rather.Of course, many parts of the Voyager craft still work despite their age — they’ve been sending reliable telemetry back since launch, including the memorable data in 2012 indicating that Voyager 1 had entered interstellar space. But the crafts’ power sources are estimated to run dry around 2025, at which point they will no longer be reachable.In anticipation of that moment, perhaps, a group of engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been kicking the tires on Voyager 1. They noticed that the craft’s attitude control thrusters, which it uses to keep itself pointed the right direction, have been falling in efficiency for years.Fortunately, the Voyagers are equipped with backup thrusters included with this eventuality in mind. Only one problem: the last time they were used was 37 years ago, in 1980.To reawaken these dormant thrusters the team had to go back to the original Voyager documentation.“The Voyager flight team dug up decades-old data and examined the software that was coded in an outdated assembler language, to make sure we could safely test the thrusters,” said JPL’s Chris Jones, who led the effort, in a JPL news release.That’s because for all the team now knows, not being the original software engineers, there could be some bug or strange feature in the code that might interrupt normal operations or (heaven forbid). And the thrusters had never been tested for the 10-millisecond “puffs” needed for reorientation.On November 28, the team sent the signal to warm up the thruster and fire off a few puffs. The radio waves traveled for 19 hours and 35 minutes before reaching Voyager 1 13 billion miles away; 19 hours and 35 minutes after that, they got the results of their little experiment.“The mood was one of relief, joy and incredulity after witnessing these well-rested thrusters pick up the baton as if no time had passed at all,” said Todd Barber.The test went so well that not only will Voyager 1 be switching over to the backup thrusters until there’s no longer enough power to keep them warm, but they’re looking into to doing the same thing for its twin, Voyager 2 — after proper testing, of course.last_img read more

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first_img News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Technology | August 10, 2011 FDA Clears Toshiba’s 3.0T MR Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Related Content August 10, 2011 – In the 3.0 Tesla (T) magnetic resonance (MR) marketplace, patient compliance often impacts image quality and patient throughput. As the only 3.0T MR system designed to improve patient compliance and comfort while offering advanced radiology capabilities, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s new Vantage Titan 3.0T open-bore MR has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. The new system is the only 3.0T MR offering patient-friendly features such as noise reduction, a wide and open bore, feet-first imaging and Toshiba’s proprietary contrast-free techniques.By making MR exams more comfortable, patient compliance, exam efficiency and technologist productivity are improved. The Toshiba Vantage Titan 3.0T MR combines Toshiba’s commitment to patient comfort with the power of additional diagnostic capabilities.Benefits of the Vantage Titan 3.0T open bore MR include:1. Vantage Titan’s open bore offers a 71 cm aperture. The open bore’s larger diameter enables hospitals to scan bariatric patients with greater ease and provides patients with a greater feeling of openness to reduce claustrophobia.2. Toshiba’s exclusive Pianissimo noise-reduction technology, which reduces exam noise by up to 90 percent, makes the Vantage Titan 3.0T MR the quietest available and solves one of the 3.0T  market’s greatest patient compliance issues. Since patients experience lower noise levels with Pianissimo, they stay more relaxed during exams and fewer motion artifacts are acquired, which helps improve image quality. Pianissimo also helps technologists image patients more successfully and reduces repeat exams.3. Toshiba is the only imaging vendor to offer advanced contrast-free magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) techniques. Contrast-free MRA exams, including fresh blood imaging (FBI) for evaluating peripheral vascular diseases of the lower legs and extremities; contrast-free improved angiography (CIA) for easier visualization of smaller vessels; time-spatial labeling inversion pulse (Time-SLIP) for evaluating hemodynamic, functional assessments and visualization of vascular structures; and time space angiography (TSA) to create non-contrast time-resolved imaging with high temporal resolution.4. The Vantage Titan 3.0T MR also utilizes Toshiba’s Atlas Speeder integrated coil technology to reduce exam time and improve the overall exam experience for patients.  Because the coils are integrated into the table, patients do not need to be continually repositioned for many exams, which saves time and improves patient comfort.“From listening to our customers, we understand that patient compliance is one of the major issues impacting patient throughput and exam efficiency in the MR industry today,” said Stuart Clarkson, director, MR business unit, Toshiba. “Toshiba’s new Vantage Titan 3.0T MR is an example of our commitment to developing technology to meet our customers’ specific needs and enabling them to improve the exam experience, resulting in better patient compliance and throughput without sacrificing diagnostic confidence.”For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. 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Senate Confirms HUD Deputy Secretary Nominee

first_img HUD Movers & Shakers 2014-12-02 Tory Barringer December 2, 2014 461 Views Senate Confirms HUD Deputy Secretary Nominee The United States Senate voted Tuesday to confirm the nomination of former Treasury assistant secretary Nani Coloretti to her new post as deputy secretary of HUD.Coloretti’s confirmation comes months after the Senate confirmed Julian Castro as HUD secretary. Working as the second most senior official at the agency, she will manage day-to-day operations, including a $45 billion annual budget.”Nani is a proven executive who has excelled at making government more efficient at the municipal and federal levels,” Castro said. “Her breadth of experience and track record at the Treasury Department make her the ideal choice for a mission-oriented agency like HUD.”In her time at Treasury, Coloretti advised the secretary on the development and execution of the department’s budget, strategic plans, and the internal management of the agency and its bureaus.Coloretti’s past work includes a number of positions at various housing and financial regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she served as acting COO in its early years. She also served as a member of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board following her appointment in July 2012.”I’m immensely grateful for the trust that President Obama and Secretary Castro are placing in me to help lead HUD at this critical time,” Coloretti said. “I’m looking forward to working with the Department’s outstanding employees and continue a data-driven approach to help make HUD’s operations run as efficiently as possible.”center_img in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Wolfley pointed to the acquisition of Kevin Kolb, the re-signing of Larry Fitzgerald and a solid draft as evidence.“The one thing we do know, they had a plan,” Wolfley added. “The star of the preseason, as far as I’m concerned, is the Arizona Cardinals front office.”While not everyone is sold on Kevin Kolb as being the answer at QB, it’s hard to question the moves the team made, as they are improved to the point where some are picking them to reclaim the NFC West crown. Top Stories Say what you will about the Arizona Cardinals heading into the 2011 season, but the team is certainly better on paper now than it was at conclusion of 2010.“The one thing we can say coming out of preseason is that the Arizona Cardinals management, their front office, is unified and committed to winning,” Arizona Sports 620’s Ron Wolfley said. “That’s right, that’s what I’m going to say.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more

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first_imgA legislative proposal by House Speaker Demetris Syllouris to extend the submission deadline for the asset statements of politically exposed people (PEPs) and government officials to the end of October was voted into law on Friday.The original submission deadline, September 23, was moved to end-October, but the obligation to report all assets as at the earlier date remained, meaning assets disposed of in the meantime must still be disclosed.The extra time was required so that the House Legal Affairs committee could discuss and put a government bill removing some of the officials required to submit asset statements to a plenum vote and further extending the submission deadline to year-end.According to the bill, mayors and municipal councilors of towns and villages in the Turkish-held areas, whose role is merely to preserve social cohesion among former residents, are removed from the list, which was deemed excessively long for meaningful review by the three-person panel appointed.Members of local councils of villages in the areas under the control of the Republic of Cyprus were also removed, since they do not handle public money or hold any real power.An added goal of the government bill is to narrow the list of PEPs whose statements must be made public only to those for whom greater transparency is required because of their post or duties.Disy leader Averof Neophytou said the requirement is for all assets to be disclosed, whether in Cyprus or abroad, and noted that less than full disclosure will incur penalties.The Greens’ leader Yiorgos Perdikis said he was not convinced that the public interest was best served by the extension.He noted that the extension proposal related to the date of submission of asset statements, not whether they would be made public, and could thus be interpreted merely as an effort to remove people from scrutiny.To this, Syllouris replied that time must be afforded for discussion of the bill by the relevant House committee.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoMacy'sYou Will Not Believe Macy’s Deals for TuesdayMacy’sUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo 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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