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France to take 400 asylum-seekers from Greece

first_imgRwanda to accept African asylum seekers from Israel Zambia starts emergency plan to help asylum seekers from DRC UNHCR relocates Mozambican asylum seekers in Malawicenter_img FILE PHOTO: Migrants are rescued in the Mediterranean as they attempted to make the precarious sea crossing to Europe in August 2019./ Getty ImagesFrance will accept some 400 asylum-seekers from Greece to help the country tackle an ongoing migrant challenge there.The French ambassador in Athens made the announcement on Thursday, though he did not give details of the expected date of the relocation of the migrants.“Over the coming months, France will accept 400 persons who have arrived on Greek soil,” Ambassador Patrick Maisonnave told the state Athens News Agency.Migrants continue to make the precarious journey across the Mediterranean every year in efforts to reach Europe in search of jobs and opportunities.According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 115,843 migrants arrived in Europe as of 6th December. The agency says 95,026 arrived by sea while 20,817 arrived by land.Greece has borne a major brunt of the migration, now hosting over 33,000 asylum seekers who are crammed in open camps.The country is, however, looking to tighten its sea and land border surveillance and initiate a faster asylum process.Relatedlast_img read more

Dominica State College restoration commences

first_img Sharing is caring! 171 Views   no discussions Tweet EducationLocalNewsTertiary Dominica State College restoration commences by: – June 13, 2018 Sharecenter_img Share Share Restoration work on Dominica’s main tertiary education institution has commenced, thanks to the generosity of the Chinese, Cuban & Venezuelan Governments, Engineers without borders and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).The Dominica State College (DSC) sustained significant damage to six buildings on its Stockfarm Campus, particularly to the roofs as a result of Hurricane Maria.“I am pleased to announce that extensive repairs have begun on the roofs of several buildings on the Dominica State College campus,” Education Minister Petter Saint Jean announced via Facebook on Tuesday 12 June 2018.Minister Saint Jean added that “eighty skilled Cuban workers began repair works today which is expected to be completed in time for the new semester”. Cuban Ambassador to Dominica, Juan Carlos Frometa told the UNDP’s team that the Cuban delegation arrived on island on Friday 8 June 2018 to help in the recovery process here. “So the idea is to repair the roof of the main education facility,” Ambassador Frometa said.“Well today is a very, very happy day for us here at the college, that’s because eighty Cubans arrived to help us re-roof six of our buildings,” Director of Facilities and Operations at the Dominica State College, Brian Meade said.The new state of the art Dominica State College constructed by a Chinese team, opened its doors to students in September 2013.“I must say heartfelt gratitude to the ChinaAid and UNDP for procuring the materials that will be needed to re-roof those buildings,” Meade added.last_img read more

R&S Equips the University of Aalborg’s IoT Living Lab with Advanced Test Equipment

first_imgRohde & Schwarz has won a contract to supply test equipment for the Electronic Engineering IoT Living Laboratory at the University of Aalborg, in Denmark. The IoT living lab is central to the University’s teaching of Electronic Engineering, and used for experimental Internet of things (IoT) projects by technical staff, MEng and masters students.According to Professor Preben Mogensen, Head of Wireless Communication Networks Section (WCN) at the University of Aalborg, the university has made a considerable investment in main IoT laboratory and created a facility which fully meets the expectations of future Internet of things (IoT) experimental projects in close relation with industry partners. Rohde & Schwarz stood out as delivering exceptional quality, service and measurement performance. Its test solutions are smart and connected, with specific features to help university teaching staff, guide the learning experience.According to Per Hartmann Christensen, Technical staff Lead, Wireless Communication Networks, in 2018 they were often challenged in experimental IoT monitoring & measurement campaigns, both wireless and power management performance issues on IoT devices was monitored, but they did not have the equipment to measure important details and critical parameter impacts to the IoT device performance. With the new setup from Rohde & Schwarz, they have immediately gained the needed capabilities and can now measure critical IoT device performance to a new level of technical insights which is crucial for research and recommendation to the IoT industry.The University of Aalborg has equipped the IoT living lab with an R&S RTO2034, 4ch. 3 GHz oscilloscope, 2 x R&S RT-ZVC04 battery lifetime power analyzers, R&S CMW-Z10 shielded boxes, R&S CMW run test sequencer software, R&S TSME6 radio scanner, 38 GHz down-converter and 6 GHz R&S SMBV100B vector signal generator that offers in-depth and advanced IoT test applications across current and future IoT technologies. This not only improves the accuracy in the scientific and experimental test, but also facilitates a versatile and reliable IoT living lab with Rohde & Schwarz test setups. The battery lifetime application in conjunction with the R&S RTO2034 oscilloscope enables precise, instant and long-term, device under test, battery lifetime performance test.The university also uses the R&S CMW290 and CMWrun test sequencer software solution in conjunction with R&S RT-ZVC04 power analyzer to streamline real-time power management cycle C-IoT device tests. This software automates and displays power distribution vs. time on C-IoT devices in realistic operational mode.last_img read more

1000cc 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R caught testing in Spain

first_imgImage source: MCN The 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R has been caught testing in Jerez together with the Ducati WorldSBK factory team.Built for racing and comply with the new WorldSBK rules, the R version will run a 1,000cc V4 engine.Expect the Panigale V4 R to be launched in July during the World Ducati Week 2018. While most of the international motorcycle media just got back from a very exciting 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 test ride session organised in Valencia, we’ve been getting a lot of questions on when and where the one-litre Panigale R race version will break its cover.The current road-going Panigale V4 and V4 S are fitted with the Ducati Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine which carries a capacity of 1,103cc that is obviously over the new limitations for competition in the Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK). Ducati however did state that another ‘race’ version built specifically for racing will be introduced by the end of the year.That particular model would be referred to as the 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R, the only V4 specifically designed for racing and of course, carry a 1,000cc engine. The past few days saw the bike emerging from the shadows, testing around Jerez together with their WorldSBK factory squad.Image source: MCNThe race-ready (almost) 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R seems to look narrower than its road-going siblings while those who are in the know stated that the sound is pretty much the same. Although the R version has a smaller capacity by 103cc, Ducati stated that it roughly produces the same amount of power and torque. This means that the overall tuning and engine mapping are set for a much higher RPM range.The 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R has not been officially launched yet by Ducati but we suspect that it’ll finally break its cover during the 2018 World Ducati Week happening this July at the Misano World Circuit. Stay tuned to Bikes Republic for more updates.–Ads–last_img read more

Millennium Welt Opens New BMW Motorrad Dealership in Kuantan

first_imgThe new facility is set to serve BMW customers in the East Coast Region. BMW Motorrad Malaysia and Millennium Welt opened doors to a new BMW Motorrad showroom at its existing showroom facility in Kuantan to serve premium motorcycle customers and enthusiasts in the East Coast Region of Peninsular Malaysia.The launch was held on 2nd October 2018.Millennium Welt was appointed by BMW Group Malaysia as its newest representative for the BMW Motorrad brand in Kuantan and the East Coast Region of Peninsular Malaysia, in July this year.Mr. Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The East Coast region presents great growth potential for the BMW Motorrad brand and Millennium Welt is a key partner in the Group’s effort to stengthen its position in the region. With over 800 units of motorcycles already delivered year-to-date, an increase of over 24% compared to the same period last year, we are on track to achieve better performance by the end of the year.”(L-R) Yuen Woon Choon, Owen Riley, and Bryan Wong, Managing Director of Millennium WeltLast year’s global deliveries across the BMW motorcycle range increased by 13.2%, with a total of 164,153 units delivered worldwide. The growth was reflected in Malaysia, with 1,052 motorcycles delivered, charting a 5% increase in sales performance compared to the previous year.On the unique appeal of BMW Motorrad to riders in the region, Mr. Owen Riley, Head of BMW Motorrad Malaysia, said, “The East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia offers some of the best terrains and great windy roads that are perfect for motorcycle riding. With a BMW Motorrad motorcycle, it’s never just about getting from one point to another, it’s about Making Life A Ride, seeking that thrill that comes from that unique journey charted by you – and you only.”Mr. Bryan Wong, Managing Director of Millennium Welt Group of Companies said, “With the opening of the new BMW Motorrad showroom, we are committed to improving our delivery of the premium BMW experience to motorcycle enthusiasts in the region. Since our appointment as the brand’s representative in July, we have had the privilege of witnessing and supporting many customers Make Life A Ride, through not only their passion for riding but also their zest for life, which only motivate us to continue serving our customers better.”In addition to BMW motorcycles, Millennium Welt Kuantan offers a range of products and services including BMW models and MINI Service. The dealership operates from a 28,000 sq ft showroom facility, capable of displaying up to eight BMW Motorrad motorcycles and five BMW vehicles.Please visit BMW Motorrad Malaysia and Millennium Welt’s Facebook pages for more information.The showroom is located at 32, Jalan Teluk Sisek, 25000 Kuantan, Pahang.–Ads– It is an addition to their existing BMW auto showroom.center_img Millennium Welt now has a BMW Motorrad showroom in Kuantan as well.last_img read more

Gov. Walker Meets with Washington Governor Inslee

first_imgThe rig, which Shell intends to use to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska’s northwest coast this summer, docked in Seattle two weeks ago amid protests and opposition from the city of Seattle. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s Governor Bill Walker met with Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee in Seattle Wednesday, saying that Inslee’s attitude towards drilling could hurt Alaska’s economy. This was after Walker toured Royal Dutch Shell’s massive oil rig, the Polar Pioneer, in Seattle’s port where he expressed how impressed he was with the 400-foot-long ship’s crew and safety features.center_img Walker, an independent, told Inslee, a Democrat, that Shell’s project will create jobs for Alaskans and stimulate statewide development.last_img read more

Japan’s men miss wrestling medals

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 BUDAPEST – Japan crashed out in the three contested weight categories of Greco-Roman on the final day of the wrestling world championships on Sunday, making it the first time in eight years that the country’s men failed to medal at a worlds.Takehiro Kanakubo made an exit in the third round at 74 kg, while Hiroyuki Shimizu lost in the second round at 66 kg. Shori Maekawa, fighting at 120 kg, went down in the first round. None of them advance to the repechage stage. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img The last time Japan’s men finished with no medals in both freestyle and Greco-Roman was at the 2005 worlds in Budapest. In stark contrast, Japanese women won the lion’s share of golds on offer with three of the seven and claimed one bronze medal.The 27-year-old Kanakubo, making his third worlds appearance, won a decision against London Olympic bronze medalist Aleksandr Kazakevic of Lithuania in his first match in the second round, only to fall to Denmark’s Mark Overgaard Madsen in his next bout. last_img read more

Nikiski Man Arrested For Assault And Threatening A Woman With An Axe

first_imgTao Lau Yancey, age 39 of Nikiski, assaulted a household member.  He struck her with his fists, threatened her with an axe and destroyed her cell phone with an axe to prevent a call to Troopers. Yancey was arrested for Assault 3rd DV, Assault 4th DV, Criminal Mischief 4th DV and Interfere with the Report of a DV. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Nikiski man was arrested for assaulting a household member and threatening her with an axe when she attempted to contacted police. According to Troopers, the victim ultimately notified Troopers via Facebook.center_img He was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held without bail pending arraignment. On June 18, at 7:41 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers received a report of the domestic assault at a residence in Nikiski.last_img read more

Vanderbilt to play at Saint Mary’s in NIT

first_imgYoung and eager.That’s how Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings described his team after the Commodores learned Sunday night they would play in the NIT.Vanderbilt (19-13) will play at Saint Mary’s (21-9) at 8 p.m. Wednesday on ESPN2.The Commodores have five freshmen and two sophomores among their top eight players. They will all make their postseason debuts in the NIT.“We are going out here to practice right now to get ready for this,” Stallings said Sunday night after receiving the NIT bid. “I haven’t even met with the team yet about this, but we’re preparing for it. I can already tell they are very, very excited to still be playing.“For this young team, this is very meaningful and a very good experience moving forward. This will give our young team invaluable practice time and tournament experience.”Belmont, Vanderbilt, MTSU men play onNo. 5 seed Vanderbilt will play at No. 4 seed Saint Mary’s McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, Calif., which is near the Bay Area. The winner will face the winner of the first-round game between No. 1 seed Colorado State (27-6) and No. 8 seed South Dakota State (23-10).It will mark the Commodores’ first postseason appearance in three years, the last coming in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.Vanderbilt last went to the NIT in 2006. This will be the program’s 12th appearance in the NIT, including a 1990 tournament title and 1994 runner-up finish.Vanderbilt lost to Tennessee in the SEC Tournament second round on Thursday. But before that, the Commodores won eight of their last 10 games, including five straight.Saint Mary’s will make its eighth straight postseason appearance, including five NCAA bids and three NIT berths. The Gaels are led by 6-foot-10 senior forward Brad Waldow, who averages 19.3 points and 9.0 rebounds.“We don’t know too much about them yet, but I know they have a really good big kid,” Stallings said. “They are known for being very well spaced on offense, and I’m sure they get the ball to (Waldow) in a lot of different ways.”Vanderbilt played the Gaels in a home-and-home series that wrapped up in 2011. The Commodores won 72-70 at Saint Mary’s on Nov. 20, 2009, and then beat the Gaels 89-70 at Memorial Gym on Jan. 22, 2011.All NIT games will include two experimental rules. Teams will use a 30-second shot clock instead of the current 35-second shot clock, and there will be a four-foot restricted-area arc under the basket as opposed to the current three-foot arc.Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks.last_img read more