Stock market falls at midday extending 2 days of losses as investors

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Investor worries about a budget fight in Washington are pushing stocks lower for a third straight day.The U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to defund President Barack Obama’s health care law, a gesture that reminded Wall Street that the Republican-led House and the Democratic-controlled Senate are poised for a showdown over spending.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 58 points to 15,392 in midday trading on Monday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 10 points to 1,699. The Nasdaq composite fell 25 points to 3,749.The Dow surged 147 points to an all-time Sept. 18 after the Federal Reserve decided to keep its huge economic stimulus program intact. That rally has been erased by anxiety over the budget and debt fight in Washington. by The Associated Press Posted Sep 23, 2013 12:13 pm MDT Stock market falls at midday, extending 2 days of losses as investors fear budget fights AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

March 2017 – EV registrations

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Arch invests in technologies to improve coal use and cut emissions

first_imgArch Coal plans to invest $3.0 million in ADA to fund near-term growth opportunities. ADA has been successful at developing technologies that improve the performance of coals from Wyoming’s Powder River Basin (PRB). In addition to flue gas conditioning chemicals used to aid in the collection of ash from PRB coals, it also developed a cost-effective brominated activated carbon technology that provides a means of achieving 90% removal of mercury emissions from PRB coals and CyClean technology, a proprietary coal additive that improves combustion of PRB coals in cyclone boilers resulting in enhanced efficiency and reduced emissions of mercury and nitrogen oxides. For the past several years, ADA has worked with Arch to explore certain unique characteristics of some of its coals that allow them to be burned with lower mercury emissions.The first step of the investment was completed on March 23 with the purchase of 143,885 shares of ADA for $1.0 million. The remaining $2.0 million is consideration for an exclusive license to use ADA’s technology to provide environmental benefits for coals mined by Arch that are used to produce electricity. The license is currently being negotiated to define the royalty structure and is expected to be finalized in the next month. Arch has been a significant shareholder of ADA since 2003 when the Company spun-out as a separate public entity.Mike Durham, ADA President and CEO, stated, “This investment will continue our long-standing relationship with Arch and allow the company to fund opportunities that have the potential for significant near-term increases in revenues and earnings such as CyClean. As Congress is considering a year extension to the Section 45 tax credits, we want to be in a position to respond quickly to sell and install additional CyClean systems to produce refined coal.”ADA-ES is a leader in clean coal technology and the associated specialty chemicals. It develops and implements proprietary environmental technology and specialty chemicals that enable coal-fuelled power plants to enhance existing air pollution control equipment, maximise capacity and improve operating efficiencies. ADA-ES supplies activated carbon (AC) injection systems, mercury measurement instrumentation, and related services. Through Clean Coal Solutions, the company provides its patented refined coal technology, CyClean, to utilities to enhance combustion of and reduce emissions from PRB coals in cyclone boilers, which qualifies for Section 45 tax credits. In addition, to meet the needs of the power industry for mercury control, a joint venture of the company, ADA Carbon Solutions, is developing state-of-the-art facilities to produce AC with the first plant projected to come on-line in 2010. The company is also developing technologies for power plants to address issues related to the emissions of carbon dioxide.last_img read more

LabGrown Mosquitoes Get EPA Okay

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on targetcenter_img Mosquitos are kinda the bane of human existence. Even more so than other people, mosquitos have been responsible for more dead people than any other species on earth. So, naturally, scientists have been working on some plans to rejigger the critters to make them… a bit less deadly. The first of these projects, reengineered mosquitoes that can deliver toxic bacteria to their friends, just got Environmental Protection Agency approval. That positions the tech at the latest front not only on humans’ long-running war against disease, but in the bout of genetic engineering rules and regulations.This technique essentially takes lab-grown mosquitoes and intentionally infects them with Wolbachia pipientis. Later, those insects are released into the wild, and that’s when things get serious. As the lab-grown males mate with wild females, they produce stunted offspring. Pipientis mucks with the development of male chromosomes in new offspring, so eggs from these males don’t develop properly. The result? Dramatically fewer pests without any pumping dangerous poisons into the environment.The method is based on an older process that used radiation to sterilize bugs. That method was used in the 70s and 80s to eradicate pests like screwworm.Science journal, Nature, broke the news. MosquitoMate, the company marketing the technique has officially registered the Asian Tiger mosquito as a new biological pesticide and maintains a multi-year license for sale and use in 20 American states.“It’s a non-chemical way of dealing with mosquitoes, so from that perspective, you’d think it would have a lot of appeal,” David O’Brochta, an entomologist at the University of Maryland told Nature. “I’m glad to see it pushed forward, as I think it could be potentially really important.”It’s a bit early to tell just how effective this will be, but there’s some great promise. The plan is to severely curtail some of the most pernicious and frightening diseases carried by the blood-sucking parasites. Zika, West Nile, Dengue, and, of course, Malaria, though that’s less of a problem in the states. This is just the first major step humans are taking in a new push to genetically modify the life around us to suit our preferences. Concerning as it sounds, the motivations are solid. Who would argue that we shouldn’t try to save lives?“Barrier sprays often include chemicals that can kill good insects (not just mosquitoes),” the company’s website reads. “Additionally, barrier sprays do not reach many of the small places where mosquitoes hide and lay eggs. Barrier sprays can knock down mosquito populations, but the effectiveness wears off quickly, which requires more spraying.”As people gain more control over the genome in ourselves and other species, we can surely expect similar arguments. That could be a very exciting time — an era where we wipe out diseases left and right — but it could also be a troubling one. A bit like unleashing a genetic pandora on terrestrial life. Who’s to say where it ends?For now, it seems, there’s a limit on deployment, but soon this could be nationwide. Part of me wants to be wary — this seems like the first half of so many bio-horror movies — but the science looks good. Here’s hoping it all turns out well.last_img read more

Community Chest opens meeting to public

first_imgCamas-Washougal – The Camas-Washougal Community Chest welcomes the public to its annual meeting where it will review last year’s grants and achievements. The meeting is 6 to 7 p.m. May 16 at 54-40 Brewing Company at 3801 S. Truman Road in Washougal.The community chest will also elect officers and recognize major donors. Visit for more information.last_img

PAL Patrol Students enjoy face time with police

first_img“I think it’s loaded,” Vancouver police Detective Adam Millard said.No, Millard wasn’t talking about a loaded gun. He was joking about a loaded die as he played color-coded Jenga in Ann Corlett’s third-grade classroom Friday. Millard and the four Fruit Valley Elementary students he was playing with kept rolling red. So, the tower of wooden blocks was stacked precariously high. Even though the tower eventually — and quickly — came crashing down, they asked him to play again. Millard is one of 14 Vancouver Police Department officers involved in the Police Activities League Patrol, or PAL Patrol, a program that connects officers with elementary school classrooms. He spent about an hour in Corlett’s class before students left for spring break. The program, new this year, targets students in low-income areas that officers frequent. Ideally, kids are able to form their own opinions about police officers based on their personal experiences, instead of what they see on TV or hear from their parents, said John Andersen, the Vancouver Police Activities League’s executive director. “We have kids in the community with a negative perspective toward law enforcement,” Andersen said. “Now we see kids approach police officers rather than run away from them.”last_img read more

The First HighlyDetailed Maps of the Moon from the Father of Lunar

first_imgSince the beginning, people have looked up at the moon and wondered. Early gazers may have thought the Moon was inhabited or that it somehow played a part in our fate. Polynesians of the Pacific said that the moon was a creator goddess named Hina, the Greeks believed the moon was the goddess Artemis, sister of Apollo, the Romans called it Luna, and the Japanese believed that the moon was a god with powers of clairvoyance. There was also the green cheese theory.The far side of the Moon is sometimes called the “dark side” of the Moon, as most of it is not visible from Earth due to tidal lockingMoonlight was considered at one time to be dangerous and could drive one mad. According to a forum Myth Encyclopedia, in the 11th century, English philosopher Roger Bacon wrote, “Many have died from not protecting themselves from the rays of the moon.” Interest increased when Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius published the first atlas of the Moon in 1647 – all without the use of any high-powered telescopes.  If fact he is considered the last astronomer to do major work without the use of a telescope. He eventually used a huge Keplerian telescope with a wood and wire tube he constructed himself.Hevelius, born in 1611 in Gdańsk, Poland spent his early years studying with German astronomer, mathematician, and polymath, Peter Krüger.Johannes HeveliusHe was a brewer by trade and had studied law, but, upon the death of Krüger in 1639, Hevelius decided to become a full-time astronomer with his main focus on the Moon. Coming from a wealthy brewing family, he was able to put his full attention to his work. He built an observatory on the roof of his house and, later on, filled it with telescopes such as the large Keplerian telescope with a 150-foot focal length and other astronomy tools calling it Sternenberg or the “Star Castle.” However, even amidst pressure from colleagues to rely more on telescopes, Hevelius always maintained he could get just as accurate mappings simply with a quadrant and alidade.Woodcut of Hevelius’ 46 m (150 ft) focal-length telescopeHis star castle became the go to place in Europe for stellar astronomy and was visited by the Polish Queen, Marie Louise Gonzaga; Polish King, John III Sobieski; and Edmond Halley of Halley’s Comet fame. King John was so impressed he allowed Hevelius and his family to run their brewery tax free to enable more resources for celestial study.Related Video: Apollo Moon Dust Bag Sells For $1.8m At New York AuctionFor several years, Hevelius sketched the moon every night and the next day engraved the images into copper for a print plate. In 1647, he published the nearly 500 page Selenographia, sive Lunae descriptio (Selenography, or A Description of The Moon), complete with 137 pictures from the copper plates.Peter Crüger’s azimuthal quadrant, completed by HeveliusWhile he wasn’t the first to document the moon, his drawings contained more detail than anyone had seen before. He was the first to include the entire surface that is visible from Earth, and, from studying lunar eclipses, Hevelius was the first to determine how to map longitude. Astronomy historian Albert Van Helden tells us on CityLab that Hevelius managed the amazing feat of showing details of the moon in all phases in his engravings.Johannes Hevelius – notes on a cometThe book also contained three large plates, each showing the full moon in different ways: one view is as the moon looks through a telescope, one view uses geographical conventions like a mapmaker might use, and the third map is a synthesis illuminating all the lunar features.Hevelius map of the moon 1647According to Forbes, Pope Innocent X highly respected the book’s information, but he wished it hadn’t been written by a heretic (Hevelius was Lutheran). Hevelius named many of the landscape features, including a mountainous region called the Alps, and several of the names are still in use today, including a crater he named for himself.Map of the moon from ‘Selenographia, sive Lunae descriptio’, 1647Not only did Hevelius document the moon in great detail, he also discovered ten new constellations, identified four comets, and wrote several other books on astronomy. He built better and better telescopes, created star charts, invented the pendulum clock, and improved on the sundial.Hevelius map of the moon 1645Hevelius’s wife, Elisabeth Koopman, was a partner in his work and became an astronomer of some renown on her own merits. She published his star catalog in 1690, three years after Hevelius’s death; the catalog has been kept at Brigham Young University since 1971.Read another story from us: 4 Billion-Year-old Rock from Earth Discovered on the MoonSeveral copies of Selenographia sive Lunae descriptio still exist, including one in the Huntington Library near Los Angeles, another at the Hubble telescope observatory, and one in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. There were about 1,000 first editions printed that now command about $50,000 each.last_img read more

All industrial action now over Joyce

first_imgThe mighty long weekend is almost over for thousands of Qantas passengers stranded at airports across the globe as the carrier’s chief executive declares that “all industrial action is now over”.Speaking to media this morning Alan Joyce said Fair Work Australia made the decision early this morning to terminate all strikes between the Australian flag carrier and the Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA), Transport Workers Union (TWU) and Australian International Pilots Association.As a result the carrier’s head said subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the airline will resume flights by mid-afternoon today and expects that operations will “return to business as usual over the next 24 hours”.He explained that from here-on-out Qantas will continue negotiations with unions for up to 21 days, after which an extension of another 21 days will awarded or if no agreement is reached the issue will be resolved by “binding arbitration under the control of the industrial umpire”.“The important thing is that all industrial action is now over and we have certainty,” Mr Joyce told media.“Certainty for our employees, certainty for our customers and certainty for our shareholders.”To meet overwhelming demand from the 68,000 passengers disrupted by the cancellation of up to 447 flights over the weekend, Mr Joyce said the carrier would add extra staff at airports to assist customers.“We are assessing our ability to put on supplementary services to clear the backlog,” he said.“We have four international supplementary services ready to go.”Mr Joyce stressed that the carrier remains committed to serving its customers as well as building a stronger and stable carrier.Dispelling reports of issues with the staff, the carrier’s head added up to 35,000 staff stayed on Team Qantas throughout industrial disputes.“We have been a very good employer and we’ll stay that way,” he said.“We now look forward to the conclusion of agreements with the remaining three unions.“Finally I want to say that this industrial relations situation has obviously been a massively consuming issue for Qantas management and for our operations.“Now we can move on with certainty.”Are you ready to fly Qantas or does your faith in the Australian flag carrier stay grounded? Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

B P Acharya

first_imgI am very pleased that TTF is happening in Hyderabad. Last year when Telangana was born as a State, we participated in TTF as a Host State in TTF Hyderabad also. We would like to create a brand for Telangana Tourism all over the world. With so many states, nations and private operators under one roof, tourism is bound to develop faster in our State. I hope TTF grows in future and hope to see everyone back next year in Hyderabad.last_img

NYC Grammy officials sparring over expense of awa

first_imgNYC, Grammy officials sparring over expense of award show Signs posted around Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, promote the upcoming Grammy Awards in New York. The award will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) by Deepti Hajela And Karen Matthews, The Associated Press Posted Jan 24, 2018 2:23 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 25, 2018 at 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – The return of the Grammys to New York City for the first time in 15 years has hit a sour note, with the Recording Academy complaining that the city hasn’t met its commitment to shoulder the added costs of staging the awards ceremony.New York City officials had lobbied hard to get the show back after many years in Los Angeles, including cajoling business groups and sponsors into subsidizing the lavish awards show.Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said it is costing $6 million to $8 million more to produce the Grammys in New York than in Los Angeles and New York City hasn’t done all it said it would to make up the shortfall.New York City officials say they’ve raised the money they promised and expect a great show when the 60th anniversary Grammys ceremony takes over Madison Square Garden on Sunday.“The city fully met all of its obligations to the academy,” Julie Menin, the commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, said Wednesday.Menin recruited business groups, unions and corporate sponsors to raise close to $5 million in contributions and labour concessions for the 2018 Grammys. No public dollars were spent, she said.Kathryn Wylde, president of the Partnership for New York City, which was part of the campaign, said the mood was celebratory at the Grammy party she attended this week.“From everything I understand, the city and the host committee have met all their commitments to the academy and the foundation and the program is going forward without any issues,” Wylde said.The academy has already announced the ceremony is going back to Los Angeles next year for at least four years.The Grammys used to switch between New York and Los Angeles every year or so, but that ended in 1998, when then-mayor Rudy Giuliani got into a dispute with then-academy president Michael Greene.“We could replace the Grammys in about a day,” he said, boasting that the city didn’t need the show or the influx of industry spending that supposedly boosted the local economy. “You say we’re going to lose $40 million? We’ll replace that with three other things in a day. I’m serious.”The Grammys spent the next four years in Los Angeles. It returned once to New York in 2003 after a new mayor took office, and then went back to L.A.’s Staples Center until now.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio heralded the show’s return Monday when he joined Portnow at a ribbon-cutting for the academy’s new East Coast offices.“This is the biggest night in music returning to the musical capital of the world and that feels really good,” he said.Portnow said Wednesday that neither the promised union concessions nor corporate sponsorships were as large as the academy expected.For example, he said, while the city’s host committee secured a $275,000 sponsorship from Adidas, that’s “quite modest” compared to the seven-figure sponsorship deal the academy expected.Still, Portnow said it made sense to hold this year’s Grammys in New York for a variety of reasons.“If you have an opportunity to be unpredictable that’s a really positive thing to do,” he said.Grammy boosters say New York should do all it can to attract the ceremony in the future because the host city reaps millions of dollars in economic benefits — plus bragging rights that can’t be quantified.Larry Miller, director of the music business program at New York University’s Steinhardt School, said the New York-Los Angeles cost difference is due partly to the fact that hotel accommodations, transportation and labour all cost more in New York and partly to the fact that the Staples Center, the ceremony’s Los Angeles home, is a newer building than Madison Square Garden and is “purpose built for events like the Grammy Awards.”“I think the degree to which we could close the budget gap as a business community and make it a neutral cost decision for the Recording Academy and its broadcast partner, CBS, would allow for a more equitable scheduling to develop over the long term,” Miller said. “I think it’s a matter of civil pride to us in New York to be able to continue to attract the Grammy awards and the global viewing audience to everything that is attractive, glamorous, exciting and aspirational about New York.”University of Chicago economist Allen Sanderson was more skeptical about efforts to attract high-profile events by major cities like New York. Economic impact estimates, he said, are often overblown.“I generally think that if you take whatever number they put out and move the decimal point one over to the left, it’s more accurate,” he said.last_img read more

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Previously, to the United States Supreme Court. 500-page report that Comey did not exhibit any political bias or try to influence the election. Jeff Roberson—AP Demonstrators raise their hands and chant "hands up," says Pazderski, He said: “I did not ask him to climb the pole.VIEW MOREBill Ingalls—NASA1 of 7Mohammed bin Salman the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has won TIME’s Person of the Year 2017 online reader poll earning more votes than other world leaders industry titans entertainers and activists The 32-year-old crown prince received 24% of the “yes” votes cast Second place went to the people around the world who shared their experiences with sexual assault and harassment as part of the #MeToo movement with 6% of the votes Finishing third with 5% of votes each were former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick special counsel Robert Mueller and the Dreamers undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children TIME editors make the ultimate selection for Person of the Year identified as the person or group of people who for better or worse wielded the most influence in the previous 12 months The poll provides insight about how our readers view the people who most shaped the year In previous years the winner of the reader poll has differed from the individual selected by TIME as Person of the Year In 2016 for example Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the online reader poll but Donald Trump was named Person of the Year In 2015 Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders was favored among readers but German Chancellor Angela Merkel was given the final title Crown Prince Mohammed the son of King Salman made headlines recently when he led the arrest of dozens of businessmen and members of the royal family over corruption a crackdown that critics and experts have described as an effort to consolidate power Data from the reader poll was collected by Apester TIMEs Person of the Year will be revealed on Dec 6 The shortlist is here Contact us at editors@timecom The Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan send 100 freight trains a day through St.especially with his foray into politics for selfless service to his people "And the film footage is so fabulous. Utrecht officials hope to launch the experiment this summer and are in talks with other cities to expand the experiment to other locations as well.

This will boomerang (on the party) We are ready for any kind of probe and even a public debate on the issue The decision to pay the penalty to the central government was taken in the interest of the state and not for personal gain" he told reporters in the national capital The amount was paid to ensure reallocation of the Baranj coal block in Maharashtra for the smooth supply of coal to power units in the state he added Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee working president Dinesh Gundu Rao too rubbished the BJP’s charge saying the party should stop making such allegations to "score political points" in the run-up to the Assembly polls slated for next year The opposition BJP citing documents alleged that Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar as chairman and director of KPCL respectively had "failed miserably in their duties to protect KPCL and allowed loot of taxpayers’ money of Rs 447 crore" Yeddyurappa a former chief minister demanded that the matter be handed over to the CBI for investigating the role of the chief minister and all those involved in the alleged scam The BJP said KPCL and Kolkata-based Eastern Mineral and Trading Agency (EMTA) formed Karnataka EMTA Coal Mines Ltd (KECML) with 24 percent and 76 percent stake respectively in 2002 and when the central government allotted six coal mines to KPCL in 2003 it in turn executed the lease in favour of KECML In the wake of the coal scam the Supreme Court cancelled all coal mining licences including those of KECML and levied penalties the senior BJP leader said Maintaining that KPCL did not object to or counter the claims made by KECML Yeddyurappa said "KPCL woke up just 48 hours before the deadline of December 31 2014 It wrote to KECML on December 30 saying it (KECML) was liable to pay the entire amount and directed it to make the total payment" "Shockingly within 24 hours of writing the letter on December 31 KPCL paid Rs 110 crore towards penalty and claimed it was 24 per cent of the amount despite no demand having been made on KPCL to make the payment" he said "Most shockingly on March 16 2017 KPCL made the balance payment of Rs 337 crore despite a contempt plea that is pending in the Supreme Court and related matters before the high court" he added On 2 February 2015 the central government had filed a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against KECML over non-payment of the penalty Defending the payment made by KPCL Dinesh Gundu Rao of the Congress told reporters in Bengaluru that KPCL paid the money to the coal controller under protest and also filed affidavits in the Supreme Court and the High Court that the payment was being made without prejudice to KPCL’s rights to recover the money from EMTA "Since the matter is sub-judice BJP should stop making any allegations" Rao said The fresh salvo by the BJP against the chief minister comes days after it accused Siddaramaiah of "illegally denotifying" land resulting in a loss of Rs 300 crore to the public exchequer and filed a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Rejecting allegations of denotification Siddaramaiah called it an attempt to tarnish his image ahead of the assembly elections early next year Karnataka power minister Shivakumar is under the lens of the income-tax department and around 80 premises linked to him have been raided over the last one month "I will respond at an appropriate time Let the investigation be completed" he said when asked about the raids The Centre has defended death by hanging as a means of execution and said it was safer and quicker than administering lethal injection or death by firing squad The Centre was responding to a plea seeking an alternate method of execution other than hanging Representational image PTI As reported by Live Law the Centre also said it didn’t want to make the execution "overly comfortable" since it’s a punishment meant to be handed out only in the rarest of rare cases because the crime is barbaric and abhorrent in nature An overly comfortable punishment it argued would reduce the deterrence The Centre also argued that these were sensitive issues which are exclusively a matter of legislative policy and ought not to be entertained in a PIL It was responding to the original petition filed by Supreme Court advocate Rishi Malhotra which called death by hanging a painful method and said there needs to be an alternative which would provide for a more "dignified" form of death As reported by NDTV in October?which left more than 165 people dead The president who was at the military hospital to see the victims ofthe Bomb attack also met the Emir of Kano In the Emir palace thepresident had promised to defeat the perpetrators by bringing them tobook The militant Islamist group Boko Haram says it was responsible for the attack Bengaluru/New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday accused Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and power minister DK Shivakumar of being involved in a "mega scam" of about Rs 447 crore relating to the state-owned Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) a charge the Congress refuted as "baseless" State BJP president BS Yeddyurappa told reporters in Bengaluru that KPCL paid a penalty of Rs 447 crore to the Centre for re-allotment of a coal block despite it having no such liability following the coal scam verdict of the Supreme Court in August 2014 File image of BS Yeddyurappa AFP "We charge both of them with receiving kickbacks for making this payment" he said and demanded a CBI probe Rejecting the charge the state power minister said in New Delhi "Yeddyurappa is misleading the public. 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Nikolai Church and the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen after an overnight ferry to Denmark "One of my favorite parts of the churches" Emily said "was seeing how big the organs and the pipes are and how much space they take" Louisa said each church service they attended "was in a different language but still much the same You could tell when they said The Lord’s Prayer"European foodSome of the food impressed the teens Some didn’t Breakfast in the Netherlands was a "big buffet" Emily said "You could pick whatever" Lily addedIn Sweden they ate dinner at a farm preserved as a museum "It was filling but didn’t taste the greatest" Lily said "It was flour and water mixed with meat or lingonberries And they had cultured milk It’s like liquid cheese"However Emily added "they had pastries and they saved the day"Back in the swingThe girls are back to their studies Louisa attends Warren-Alvarado-Oslo High School and takes online classes through the Veritas Program Lily is a home-schooled eighth grader and Emily is a sophomore at East Grand Forks Senior High School They’re still processing what they learned of their Lutheran heritage and will prepare a PowerPoint presentation to give in their churchKongsvinger Lutheran was affiliated with the American Lutheran Church Synod until 1987 when it joined the American Association of Lutheran Churches For the past 15 years it has been served by Harvey Hoiberg a licensed lay ministerLily had an "ah-ha" moment one day as they were driving through the homelands of her forefathers"The European culture the Luther sites and knowing our personal background in Norway and Sweden all of it was moving" she said "We knew the names of the areas and both sides of my family were (among) the founding members of Kongsvinger It was a pretty small group of people so I figure I’m probably related to myself"Reach Dunavan at naomi-inthespirit@aolcom Read her blog at inthespiritareavoicescomAs part of an annual internal design competition for younger staff members architecture and design firm Perkins+Will recently challenged its employees to create designs for the St Paul site The challenge required competitors to incorporate renewable energy and mixed-use development into their designsThe firm took submissions from designers and architects from more than 20 of its locations worldwide After whittling down dozens of submissions to 18 finalists a panel of local design architecture and urban-planning experts chose the winner last week which came from a team from the firm’s Dubai officeSince the firm’s competition is independent from the city and Ford the competition’s goal is to generate "big ideas" about redeveloping industrial land rather than to create implementable designs said Dave Dimond principal and director of design for the Perkins+Will Minneapolis office"If it stimulates conversations outside of this that’s great" Dimond saidThe winning team’s design called "Talent Factory" included housing offices learningspaces and production space 25 percent of which were temporary meaning anyone could could book and use the space via an appMerritt Clapp-Smith St Paul’s principal city planner and one of the competition’s judges said the winning design was well thought out in terms of how the various uses would co-exist within the space She said it was exciting to see designs from people who are unfamiliar with the site and the surrounding communityThe Highland Park plant was shuttered in 2011 and has since been demolished Ford still owns the property and is in the process of cleaning it upClapp-Smith said the city is preparing ideas for future zoning and infrastructure changes at the site and plans to open those plans up for public discussion later this yearThe Delta state government has resolved to take steps towards ending the menace of youths demanding “settlement” before projects can be executed in their communities Speaking with DAILY POST the state Commissioner for Works Chief James Augoye said the activities of the youths in the host projects communities have been a major source of worry to the state government stating that “these idle youths often harass contractors disrupt projects execution in their communities they demand N5 000 or the contractor will not work” He disclosed that a special security committee has been constituted to bring to book any person caught in the act The commissioner said that as a result of the activities of the youths contractors are in most times subjected to inhuman act and confiscation of their working equipment on their refusal to part with N5 000 for each of the youths almost on daily basis Augoye described the continued extortion among the youths on the contractors handling various project works across the state as criminal and barbaric stating that recent measures adopted by the state government would help to reduce the excesses Disclosing that 208 roads of 866 kilometers have been constructed by the state government from 2015 to 2018 he explained that the figures did not include inherited projects adding that the sum of N215 billion was expended On the construction of Ughelli-Afiesere-Ofuoma road the commissioner explained that the construction of the 85km road will ease difficulties experienced when travelling from the Ughelli area to Isiokolo Abraka and other communities in that part of the state This was as he disclosed that the project was awarded to Messrs CCC Nigeria Limited at the contract sum N174387110625 Jump your feet forward until you are at the bottom of a squat again, View Sample Sign Up Now Squat jumps Stand tall with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart.

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In practice, Since this past summer,S. its more than likely that youve eaten some that was treated with OPs Washing and/or peeling will remove some residues but not necessarily all for all fruit and vegetables Organophosphates have been shown to be toxic to the nervous system in people who are exposed to them directly Breathing OPs can cause immediate acute adverse effects (headaches dizziness weakness nausea difficulty breathing) Long-term exposure can cause a range of neurological effects including memory loss anxiety and depression Prenatal and childhood exposure has been shown to harm developing brains and result in lowered IQ and other cognitive problems These effects have been studied primarily in farmworkers and their families and others living in agricultural communities and elsewhere that OPs have been used Numerous studies have shown OP exposure among people living and working where these insecticides are applied But the EPA has also shown that among the general US population the primary route of exposure is through food In its biomonitoring surveys the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found OPs in the urine of more than 75 percent of the US population indicating that exposure is indeed widespread What we dont yet know is whether adverse effects may be occurring in people exposed to OPs solely through food The first step is to determine the connection between levels of OPs in the body and food actually eaten Thats what Cynthia Curl set out to do Curl an assistant professor in Boise State Universitys School of Allied Health Sciences and the lead author on this study managed a research project while at the University of Washington known as the MESA air studythe Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis The MESA study which began in 1999 was designed to investigate cardiovascular disease in six major US metropolitan areas The data Curl and colleagues used was from part of that study that was conducted between 2010 and 2012 with nearly 4500 participants "Participants were already completing dietary questionnaires at multiple time points" explains Curl "We added questions about organic food consumption" Curls study is by far the largest conducted among a general population of adults in the US It is also the first to combine exposure measurement with information on organic food consumption Curl and colleagues analyze participants urine samples for evidence of OPs then they compared these results from a subset of 720 people to the USDAs measurements of pesticide residues on the fruit and vegetables the participants reported eating They found that people who ate conventionally-grown produce had high concentrations of OP metabolites in their urine while people who reported eating organic produce had significantly lower levels In fact those who ate the least organic produce had as much as twice the pesticide levels as those who ate organic the most frequently "If you tell me what you typically eat I can tell you how high your pesticide exposure is likely to be" says Curl "The study suggests that by eating organically grown versions of those foods highest in pesticide residues we can make a measurable difference" she explains While the primary focus of much OP research has been on both farmworkers and on children Curl says that "its important to know that these exposures exist in adults too" Studies of farmworkers suggest that OPs are prompting adverse neurobehavioral effectspoorer results on tests of coordination information processing and sustained attention The next steps in Curls research will be to investigate how food-related OP exposure may affect what she calls "neuro-cognitive outcomes" or working memory and mental processing speed She expects this research to be submitted for publication sometime this summer In the meantime Curl says its important to make sure you eat enough fruit and vegetables no matter how they’re grown "The health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables are well established" she says But if you want to reduce pesticide intake her study affirms that organic produce is a logical choice This article originally appeared on Civil Eats Contact us at editors@timecomWarning: This post contains spoilers for season seven of Game of Thrones Not only did Jon Snow get up close and personal with one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons for the first time in Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones but the show also appeared to slip in another major clue about his family tree The season six finale along with a HBO infographic seemed to confirm that Jon was not actually the illegitmate son of Ned Stark but rather the child of Ned’s sister Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen However the details surrounding his birth were still unclear To refresh your memory Rhaegar was the eldest son of the Mad King making him Dany’s older brother who was married to and had two children with Elia Martell He was killed during Robert’s Rebellion by Robert Baratheon himself for allegedly kidnapping and raping Lyanna who had been betrothed to Robert However some fans have long suspected that the two were actually in love and ran off to be together MORE: To stay up to date on everything Game of Thrones follow our all-encompassing Facebook page and sign up for our exclusive newsletter That theory seemed to be confirmed in “Eastwatch” during Sam and Gilly’s late-night research session After rattling off several Westerosi fun facts Gilly had an important question for Sam “This High Septon Maynard he recorded everything…What does ‘annulment’ mean” she asked prompting him to explain that it’s when a man sets aside his lawful wife “Maynard says here that he issued an annulment for a Prince ‘Ragger’ and remarried him to someone else at the same time in a secret ceremony in Dorne” Since Jon was apparently born at the Tower of Joy in Dorne and Gilly is still perfecting her reading this seemed like a thinly veiled way to reveal that Lyanna and Rhaegar were married at the time of Jon’s birth making Jon 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Now, As Vettel rammed into Hamilton from behind and later protested,up in Kakul prior to the tour and chief selector,Inzamam-ul-Haq made it clear they were dropped on disciplinarygrounds based on reports from the team management Inzamam on Friday also made it clear that the two werestill not in the running for a recall as the feeling was that they still needed to work harder on their cricket disciplineand attitude Umar Akmal recently met with the Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan and tendered an apology afterwhich Khan said the selectors had been told they couldconsider Akmal for selection Inzamam said that while both were talented players buttalent was not enough and they needed to do more to regain confidence of the board selectors and management The two were criticised by former head coach WaqarYounis in his reports for their cricket discipline and behavior and he had recommended not considering them fornational selection until they showed improvement in their behavior But with Pakistan suffering defeat after defeat inEngland in the one-day series reliable sources told PTI the two could be back in the running for the T20 series againstthe West Indies from September 23 in the UAE “Inzamam has recently had a long discussion with both ofthem and he and head coach Mickey Arthur will decide on thefuture of these two players after the series in England” onesource disclosed Arthur has made it clear he has not had a chance to meetand interact with Shehzad and Akmal but there would be nocompromise on discipline For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Tokyo | Published: December 21 2016 6:04 pm Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike arrives at the Four-Party Working Group meeting in Tokyo (Source: AP) Top News Tokyo 2020 organisers unveiled on Wednesday a budget of $168 billion for hosting the next Summer Games and vowed to seek further savings in co-operation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which has been calling for them to cut costs At an open meeting of a four-party working group that includes the IOC organisers said they estimated overall costs of 16 to 18 trillion yen ($15-$168 billion) the first official figures they have released since winning hosting rights At a previous meeting about three weeks ago organisers had said costs could run to as much as 2 trillion yen a level that IOC Vice President John Coates had deemed too high “We are pleased with the progress we are continuing to make” Coates said via video conference on Wednesday He noted the $47 billion portion for the organising committee’s budget would all be paid for through sponsorship IOC contributions and other private funds at zero cost to the public meaning they were really looking at a budget of $121 billion “The four-party political working group will continue to operate and play an important role going forward in the budget process” Coates said Tokyo won hosting rights largely on its reputation for efficiency but organisers have been embarrassed as budget projections were seen soaring far beyond the 734 billion yen that was estimated during the bid process A Tokyo city government panel commissioned by Governor Yuriko Koike warned in September that expenses could balloon to as much 3 trillion yen The IOC is worried such lofty figures could scare off future bidders after cities like Rome and Boston dropped out of the 2024 race “I appreciate we have reached a very significant milestone” Koike said “We are still keen to see further savings” The Tokyo panel had recommended using existing facilities for three venues instead of building new ones in line with the IOC’s “Agenda 2020” initiative which calls for utilising more existing infrastructure to ease the burden of hosting Koike ultimately abandoned plans to use existing venues for the rowing/canoeing swimming and volleyball but cost-cutting steps such as reducing the number of seats at the swimming arena will save around $400 million Organisers noted a rise in construction costs which have jumped due to rebuilding from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami five years ago They also said the projected cost of temporary facilities had more than doubled as the bid file had not accounted for items like design costs surrounding greenery and temporary toilets In addition they have now set a budget of $1-$28 billion for contingencies and a $38 billion service budget for transport security and other costs that had not been included in their bid Coates does not think such a large amount for contingencies will be required and that the service budget could provide additional cuts “The feeling we have is there are savings to be found there” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 8 2015 3:04 pm Yami Gautam said: “The film is in the last leg of its shoot and I am thrilled about this schedule I will get to explore the picturesque locales of the country Also my school friends and I have a reunion planned; I haven’t met them in years” (Source: Posted on Instagram by Yami Gautam) Related News Actress Yami Gautam who has been busy shooting for her upcoming movie ‘Sanam Re’ will soon be flying to Canada to shoot for the next schedule of her film And the actress is excited about the visit to Canada since will be reuniting with her school friends who have now settled there Yami Gautam who has already planned a re-union with her friends said: “The film is in the last leg of its shoot and I am thrilled about this schedule I will get to explore the picturesque locales of the country Also my school friends and I have a reunion planned; I haven’t met them in years” The actress who made her debut in the industry with ‘Vicky Donor’ said: “I will be shooting most of the time This is an important schedule for the film But in my spare time my friends and I have planned to go visit a few places in and around Calgary” She is hopeful about meeting all her old friends even the ones she had lost touch with The actress also has the movie ‘Junooniyat’ in her kitty For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Updated: April 14 2017 3:49 pm Sunil Narine’s whirlwind 18-ball 37 provided Kolkata the perfect platform to chase down the 171-run target (Photo: BCCI) Top News The Sunil surprise Chris Lynn had been the surprise pick to open the innings for Kolkata in their IPL 10 opener The Aussie steamrolled Gujarat Lions with a 41-ball 93 not out Lynn’s shoulder injury in the last game however had left the position vacant for Robin Uthappa to return to his customary slot Chasing 171 for victory against Punjab at Eden Gardens on Thursday Gautam Gambhir came out with Sunil Narine instead Not that opening is new to Narine He did the job for Melbourne Renegades against Melbourne Stars and scored a 13-ball 21 in the last edition of the Big Bash League But given that Punjab played with four fast bowlers on an Eden pitch that offered extra pace Narine’s promotion redefined bravery; especially in front of 55000 fans The move turned out to be a masterstroke The brief was clear – see and swing Well the pinch-hitter swung and missed on a few occasions but he was completely unfazed When the ball was in the hitting range he just went full tilt making 37 off 18 balls with four fours and three sixes He added 76 runs with his skipper for the first wicket in just 54 overs and the game had been done and dusted From Kolkata’s perspective it was important to neutralise Sandeep Sharma in his opening spell Narine hit him for a six and two fours in his second over Glenn Maxwell tried his off-spin against the left-hander and was smashed for back-to-back boundaries Varun Aaron was sent five rows back over long-on for consecutive sixes and a four to the backward square leg fence Punjab clearly didn’t expect this They looked rattled and gave in An in-form Gambhir didn’t let the momentum slip after Narine’s departure In fact he ensured a cakewalk with a 49-ball 72 not out – his 33rd half-century in the IPL joint highest with David Warner Gambhir batted with grace but Narine ran away with the Man-of-the-Match award for his all-round display He had been miserly with his bowling finishing with one for 19 in four overs Umesh returns in style It happened very fast Umesh Yadav bowled a back-of-length delivery Maxwell made room and tried to cut it past backward point He had a faint tickle that the umpire seemingly didn’t hear But Maxwell started to walk Judging by the on-field acrimony during the India-Australia Test series it bordered on the unthinkable But the IPL is known for building bridges and the players indeed have moved on Umesh had missed Kolkata Knight Riders’ first two matches recuperating from right hip soreness His expensive first over at Eden Gardens had a bit to do with the rustiness and also his apparent discomfort at operating with a brand new ball Umesh likes the ball to be a little older So when Gambhir brought him back after the Powerplay he had better rhythm His final over proved to be the turning point of the match Punjab were 145 for four after 17 overs nicely set up for a 180-plus total David Miller started off with a six over deep-square followed by a four off an attempted yorker that was a little too full Pressure on the fast bowler and he responded brilliantly A low and quick full toss accounted for Miller with Manish Pandey taking a very good catch at deep mid-wicket Wriddhiman Saha in delightful touch against spin was beaten for pace and couldn’t clear Chris Woakes at mid-off despite offering the full face of the bat Mohit Sharma averted the hat-trick with a single but Axar Patel was out next ball deceived by a slower one and lobbing a simple catch to Narine at cover Umesh finished with four for 33 and Punjab’s 170 for nine was about 20 runs below par on this deck Fire-and-falter batting An Eden Gardens press box air conditioner caught fire before the start of the match causing a mini panic among the hacks But it was minor enough to be dealt with a common fire extinguisher On the field Punjab started with fire taking eight runs off Trent Boult’s first over Manan Vohra was turning on the screws revelling in his good fortune; Narine dropping a sitter at third man He had raced to 28 off 17 balls when Piyush Chawla in for Kuldeep Yadav was introduced into the attack The leg-spinner started with a googly and Vohra played a poor shot well away from his body to be castled The fire-and-falter sequence was repeated three more times during Punjab’s innings They missed a trick by not sending Saha at No 3 Marcus Stoinis came instead — three different one-drop batsmen in three matches — and struggled against spin Hashim Amla was going a little too slow for a T20 opener but Maxwell attacked Chawla taking a six and a couple of fours off his third over The Punjab captain flattered to deceive getting out at the wrong time Saha too took Chawla to the cleaners The six over the straight boundary was top-class and another maximum over deep extra cover even better He had the opportunity to take the game away from Kolkata on his ‘home’ patch as also Miller But they failed to carry on allowing their opponents to bounce back Kolkata’s catching was almost amateurish their ground fielding shabby and they also conceded 16 extras (13 wides) Still the hosts managed to keep things under control because the Punjab batting lacked killer instinct For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: November 9 2016 10:29 pm AIFF president Praful Patel backed Baichung Bhutia’s statements and dubbed the Indian U-17 World Cup squad as a “quantum change in development of Indian football” (Source: Express Archives) Top News Lauding the Indian U-17 football team former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia has said that the junior players were “on the same page” as their Brazilian counterparts “We saw the Indian U-17 World Cup team play against Brazil and some of the Indian players were on the same page as the Brazilian players if not better than them” said Bhaichung who is also the chairman of All India Football Federations’s (AIFF) technical committee “If you don’t play matches you don’t develop into a better player it is as simple as that” he maintained “The U-17 World Cup squad is the first step that we have to focus on apart from working on grassroots football We also have to see that exposure is provided equally to all youth age Indian teams” Echoing Bhaichung’s feelings AIFF president Praful Patel dubbed the Indian U-17 World Cup squad as a “quantum change in development of Indian football” “Our Indian team plays under the best coaches and they are getting a chance to progress and develop in a competitive environment” he stated in an AIFF statement “The U-17 World Cup squad is brushing shoulder against some of the best teams in youth football This is a quantum change in the development of Indian football” Patel added For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 13 2016 11:19 pm Into his running though Usain Bolt eased through to win the seventh of eight heats in 1007 seconds (Source: Reuters) Top News Usain Bolt finally got his party started at the Olympics on Saturday He put his finger to his lips to ask for quiet at the starting block rubbed his closely shaved head crouched down for the start then grinded through an opening round in the 100 that was routine as making the bed “It’s always to win” he said “That’s what I’m here for” He did just that in a first-round heat that was typically entertaining given the low-pressure semi-sprint that it was The two-time defending gold medalist got his customary slow start and lumbered out of the blocks seventh out of eight in his heat He trailed heading into the final 25 meters then glanced to his left and measured up Andrew Fisher a Jamaican who competes for Bahrain and was a body length ahead of him three lanes over Not a problem Bolt put it into third gear he’s got more for later and cruised past Fisher to win the heat in 1007 seconds Fisher also made it through to the semifinals and was anything but upset “You know that when you’re in line with him you’re in front of others” Fisher said Typical of an opening day in the 100 there were no real surprises Justin Gatlin considered the biggest threat to derail Bolt’s quest for nine total Olympic golds won his heat easily and finished with the day’s best time 1001 seconds “Went out there and executed my race in the first round” the American sprinter said “Cruised to the finish line” Bolt’s Jamaican buddy Yohan Blake made it through easily as did Americans Marvin Bracy and Trayvon Bromell and Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre “There’s going to be some stacked semifinals but it’s good” Bolt said of the three races that precede Sunday night’s main event “It gets you running and gets you up to speed to go out and run the final” “Bolt is a 1-2 favorite to take his unprecedented third straight Olympic title in the 100 His chances of doing that would seem to have as much to do with his own health as they do with Gatlin or anyone else lining up against him Bolt pulled out of his national championships last month with a sore hamstring Though earlier in the week he conceded he wished he’d had more real races under his belt this year on Saturday he said he’s in good form “I felt OK It wasn’t the best start Felt kind of sluggish It’s the fact that it’s the morning” said Bolt who was called to the line at 12:42 pm “I’m not used to running this early at any championship” He saves his best for prime time and the rest of the field left the stadium with a bit more than 24 hours to ponder what has not been possible: Beating Bolt at the Olympics “Once he’s in a tight position he might tense up” said the veteran sprinter Churandy Martina “But you never know because he always shows up at the right time and the right moment which is these Games” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: April 17 2016 2:23 pm Jennifer Garner shot to fame with her role in “Alias” but director J J Abrams has revealed that TV executives were concerned that she was not hot enough(Source:Reuters) Related News Jennifer Garner shot to fame with her role in “Alias” but director J J Abrams has revealed that TV executives were concerned that she was not hot enough The actress played the role of super spy Sydney Bristow in the 2001 show “I wrote Alias thinking about her” Abrams said Friday during a conversation with Chris Rock at the Tribeca Film Festival in downtown Manhattan as part of the fest’s ongoing Director Series “I finished it she came in was amazing And I remember someone at the network was like ‘I don’t know is she hot enough’ ” Garner went on to snag the role playing the stealth double agent for five seasons until 2006 “They’re always second-guessing everyone’s always afraid at networks” Abrams said adding she was perfect for the role “Jen was so great and she did everything And it was incredible doing the pilot I remember watching her kind of find this strength in herself It was just so cool to see and she just did a spectacular job” he said of the 43-year-old actress Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: September 7 2011 2:05 am Related News Gaming the East Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs visit to Bangladesh marks a new Indian focus on the east During the last two yearsDr Singh directed a sustained effort to resolve many long-standing bilateral issues including boundary problemsborder managementwaterenergy cooperationtrade and transit For all its significanceDr Singhs visit is only about clearing the detritus from Partition more than six decades ago There are much bigger challenges awaiting India as a rising China transforms the Great Game in the east The Great Game never just about Afghanistan to the northwest It was about managing the entire periphery of the Rajby bringing many of its remote border lands under control and keeping other great powers at arms length In the northwest the Raj sought to prevent Russia from extending its influence south of the Amu Daryaand made Afghanistan a British protectorate and buffer In the north it was about extending Indias influence into Tibetand negotiating favourable terms with the nominal rulers in Beijing In the east it was about containing the influence of France and the Netherlands and occupying Burma (now Myanmar) Once the European powers ceased to be a threatthe Raj took its military eyes off the east The Raj was surprised by the speed with which a rising Japan ousted its forces from Singapore and showed up at the northeastern gates of India in the 1940s It took much bloodsweat and tears from the Indian army to push the Japanese back and liberate Southeast Asia Like the Rajindependent India too has been obsessed with the northwest While Dr Singh has begun to take corrective actionmuch remains to be done as China surprises us by the rapidity with which it has begun to alter the geopolitical landscape to our east Sonadia port As it builds a natural gas pipeline from Myanmars Arakan coast to the Yunnan province in southwestern Chinabegins work on a railway along the same alignmentand plans to develop transport corridors into BangladeshBeijing appears all set to bag the contract for the construction of a new deep sea port in Bangladeshat the Sonadia island off Coxs Bazaar Reports from Dhaka say the Sheikh Hasina government is close to approving an MoU between the shipping ministry and the China Merchant Holdingsa state-owned construction company The first phase of the port is expected to be ready by 2016 and facilitate trans-shipment of goods from Bangladesh to eastern IndiaBhutanNepalBurmaChina and Southeast Asia Naval interest Chinas construction of civilian ports in our neighbourhood need not be seen as automatically threatening The challenge for Delhis policymakers is not about blocking Beijings economic entry into the regionbut to ensure that India can take advantage of the Chinese infrastructural development in the civilian sector Indias policy problems are very different when it comes to Chinas growing maritime interest in the Bay of Bengal and its role as a major arms supplier to Bangladesh and Burma As it seeks to limit the vulnerability of its vital sea lines of communication through the Malacca Straitsit is inevitable that China will seek to intensify its naval engagement with Burma and Bangladesh In responding to this reality India will have to look beyond the current emphasis on counter-terror cooperation with the two countries and focus on developing substantive military and maritime security partnerships with both Myanmar and Bangladesh The writer is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy ResearchDelhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News The two were also not called up for the training camp set? 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