Piece of DNA Containing Coded Key to One Bitcoin Cracked Days Before

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first_img With the rise of Bitcoin value, it’s inevitable that’d we’d get some bizarre stories about people who unearthed some older Bitcoin that was stored back when the things were essentially worthless, only to net their discoverers embarrassing amounts of cash. This is one of those stories.In this case, Sander Wuyts, a Flemish PhD student at the University of Antwerp in Belgium fiddled with some code stored on DNA to get ahold of his digital currency. Essentially, Motherboard writes, the key to open a specific bitcoin wallet was encoded into DNA as part of the “DNA Storage Bitcoin Challenge.” The whole thing got started after Nick Goldman gave a presentation on DNA info storage at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. At the forum, he passed out some specially-made DNA that had the key to his Bitcoin wallet. Goldman said whoever cracked the code first would be the lucky owner of one Bitcoin. At the time, the things were only worth $200, but now that the value has ballooned to over 50 times that, there was a bit more pressure to get it right. Plus, Goldman set a time limit of three years. If no one managed to crack the code, the challenge would have expired today. But Wuyts noticed that Goldman had tweeted out a reminder about the challenge and asked for a sample of that DNA so that he might try his hand at it. “When I read the tweet, it goes without saying that I was extremely enthusiastic,” Wuyts wrote. “I still remember myself announcing to all of my colleagues that we should drop everything we’re doing and start solving this challenge .”Wuyts had a lot of advantages going in, namely access to the kind of high-end equipment needed to sequence a genome as well as a background in computational microbiology. By working the problem for over a month, though, Wuyts was able to piece it all together. There were nine major chunks of data stored in the DNA, and Wuyts had to decode that to assemble it into one long stretch of code and then convert that into plain text.From there, he was able to access the wallet and claim the Bitcoin a mere five days before the contest was set to expire. What does the intrepid Wuyts plan to do with the money? Well… “thank the colleagues who helped… and celebrate [his] PhD in style.” Master Blockchain With These Easy Online CoursesAtari Explains What ‘RollerCoaster Tycoon’ On Blockchain Even Means Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

New Chelsea boss hails Chelsea new signing Jorginho as a wonderful

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first_imgNew Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri had worked with Jorginho at his former club Napoli and they are both now in Chelsea.After the Blues’ penalty shootout win against Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup in Nice on Saturday, Sarri has showered praises on Jorginho describing him as a “wonderful player”.Having played an impressive 90 minutes game which finished 1-1 after Pedro put the Blues ahead in the first half before Roberto Gagliardini equalised for Inter. Jorginho netted Chelsea’s first penalty which the Blues won 5-4.“For Jorginho, this is a normal match,” Sarri told the club’s website as quoted in Sky Sports.“He has technical ability but Jorginho also has a great mental speed, too. So for this way of football, I think Jorginho is a wonderful player.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“All over the pitch though we move the ball very quickly and we moved it well tonight, but not at the right speed.“You have to move the ball at a great speed on the floor. Otherwise, we risk to play for 90 minutes with 75 per cent ball possession but without scoring. That’s what we need to improve on.”Sarri added he was satisfied with his team’s performance.“So far I am satisfied. I am of course waiting for the other players from the World Cup to return, but the players gave me total availability.“I am satisfied and I saw in the match some things that we have tried in the training sessions. So far, so good!”last_img read more

Finance Minister says Christies administration left millions in Collateral Calls

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first_img Economy records real growth of 1.8 per cent in 2017 Related Items:#CollateralCalls, #magneticmedianews, #PeterTurnquest Hurricane Irma forecast to be an expensive problem Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 14th 2017 – Nassau – Once again the newly-elected government has revealed more debt and challenges left for them by the former administration. This time, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Peter Turnquest has reported that the government is now faced with $150M of collateral calls left by the previous Christie administration.That is to say, that during their 5-year tenure, the Christie-administration made calls/demands to banks or other financial institutions to request collateral and/or payment for debt/loans/contracts they needed to have funded. Collectively, these were in excess of $150M and not repaid, thus leaving the new Minnis-administration in a risky fiscal position.Consequently, Turnquest revealed, “The Government is now required to provide a minimum of $70 million by the first week of July to meet this collateral call.” During his contribution to the 2017/18 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly last Wednesday, Turnquest also reported that the total outstanding payments of The Bahamas Treasury was $161,283,514.04.The Deputy Prime Minister also stated, “The Ministry of Finance was partially successful in negotiating temporary waivers but the obligation has not gone away.” He added that the figure owed may increase in the event of any further negative ratings action.  As a result, Turnquest admitted that employees and vendors have had to wait an “inordinate time for payment.”However, despite Opposition Leader Phillip Brave Davis’ initial questioning of the Government’s decision to borrow such a large fund, Turnquest said he was grateful that they have decided to accept this position, explaining “the emergency borrowing authority was the only prudent thing this administration can do to protect the financial reputation of The Bahamas.” Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

Newly elected San Diego County officals sworn in

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first_img January 7, 2019 Posted: January 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Newly elected San Diego County supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Jim Desmond will be sworn in Monday along with Sheriff William Gore, District Attorney Summer Stephan and other county officials.Fletcher is just the second Democrat to serve on the technically nonpartisan Board of Supervisors in roughly three decades and will be the only one on the board until at least 2020.Desmond is the former Republican mayor of San Marcos and beat Democrat and legislative analyst Michelle Gomez with slightly more than 56 percent of the vote for the District 5 seat.The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 Monday morning at the County Administration Center. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Newly elected San Diego County officals sworn inlast_img read more

VIDEO Wilmington Rotary Clubs Ice Bucket Challenge Proceeds Donated To The Angel Fund

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At last week’s Wilmington Rotary Club Meeting at Tremezzo, Rotarian Mike Burns presented Rich Kennedy, President of the Angel Fund for ALS Research, with a check from the proceeds of this summer’s Wilmington Community Ice Bucket Challenge.WCTV was on hand to capture the check presentation and Kennedy’s thank you to the group. Watch the 10-minute video below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/0/9/4/2/1/3/09421356-84c4-4514-8d71-da07664146221543597997.004%2B48380696.047%40castus4-wilmington%2B15438467131543846340506461.vod.720p.20181130-Rotary-Meeting.mov.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/0/9/4/2/1/3/09421356-84c4-4514-8d71-da07664146221543597997.004%2B48380696.047%40castus4-wilmington%2B15438467131543846340506461.vod.720p.20181130-Rotary-Meeting.mov.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $5K For ALS Research, 100+ WHS Students ParticipateIn “Community”REMINDER: Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For This Saturday, August 17In “Community”VIDEO: Watch A PSA For This Year’s Wilmington Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For August 17In “Videos”last_img read more

Lack of women inventors could hurt innovation US patent office says

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first_imgThe USPTO has a new report out on women inventors.  Getty Images More women are filing patents, but they still have a long way to go in terms of representation among inventors, according to a report out Monday from the US Patent and Trademark Office.The report, titled Progress and Potential: A profile of women inventors on US patents, found that while the share of patents that include at least one woman listed as an inventor rose from 7 percent in the 1980s to 21 percent in 2016, women accounted for only 12 percent of inventors in 2016. “Harnessing underexploited talent in these groups would be valuable to spurring innovation and driving growth,” reads the report, whose release coincided with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It refers to the idea of “lost Einsteins,” or people who could have made valuable contributions had they been exposed to “innovation and inventor role models.”   Share your voice More on women and tech Half of women in STEM jobs experience discrimination, says Pew Tech industry is leaving behind women of color, report shows Supermodel Karlie Kloss’ videos showcase brilliant women in tech 4 Tags Comments The low percentage of women inventors adds another dimension to the discussion of a lack of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2018 show women hold 25.6 percent of computer and mathematical jobs, and 15.9 percent of architecture and engineering jobs. The numbers tend to be even lower for women of color, studies show. Even though employment numbers for women in STEM jobs have risen, that’s not leading to a broad jump in women getting patents, the USPTO found. The USPTO did not immediately respond to a request for comment as to why that might be, but the report said there may be factors disproportionately affecting women that are proving to be roadblocks. As an example, the report said women scientists may have more trouble securing funding or might not have access to the same networks men do.The report also found that women are less likely to be the individual inventor on granted patents and are more likely than men to work on larger mixed-gender teams. Solving for XX: The tech industry seeks to overcome outdated ideas about “women in tech.”CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition. Culturelast_img read more

Lawmakers take oil tax debate down to the wire

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first_imgSen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, and Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, talk after a Senate floor session on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)Lawmakers are taking the contentious oil tax debate down to the wire.Download AudioOn Wednesday afternoon, the Senate passed its version of the oil tax bill — handing it off to the House with less than twelve hours left in the session.The Senate legislation left out key elements of the House bill that passed last Friday, after a bipartisan coalition bucked the lower chamber’s Republican leadership to approve a wide-ranging revision of the state’s oil tax system.Both versions of the bill would end subsidies for small companies operating in Cook Inlet, which have cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years.But the House bill would also change the tax regime on the North Slope, in part by raising the minimum tax on oil production and making it impossible for large producers to use losses in one year to reduce taxes in future years.Senate Finance co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said the House version went too far — adding that the Senate approach also wasn’t ideal, even as she urged fellow lawmakers to vote for it.“Mr. President, companies don’t like this bill. They absolutely don’t like this bill. I don’t like this bill either,” MacKinnon said. “I think it doesn’t incentivize production like we want it to do. But we can’t afford to continue to pay credits, based on our cash flow.”But Rep. Paul Seaton, the Homer Republican who brokered the bipartisan compromise in the House, said the Senate simply didn’t go far enough.“I’m disappointed that they cut it down that much,” he said. “Really, they’re just affecting Cook Inlet, which is a small piece of the whole oil tax credit problem.”Both bills would be phased in over several years. Neither would have any major impact on the budget for this coming year, in which the state faces a deficit of about $4 billion.The House is scheduled to debate whether to accept the Senate’s bill this evening. If lawmakers do not meet the midnight deadline, they can extend the session for up to ten days, or start over in a special session.last_img read more

Provide services transparently Srikakulam Joint Collector

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first_imgSrikakulam: All kinds of revenue services should be provided in a transparent way to people, said Joint Collector (JC) Kanchamreddy Srinivasulu. He assumed charge as JC for Srikakulam on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, he assured to provide revenue services like issuing of pattadar pass books, 1B RoR certificates, title deeds, possession certificates and house site pattas to needy people without any delay and corruption. He said that he will accelerate land acquisition works for irrigation and development projects in the district by clearing rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) packages on quick pace.last_img

Domestic foreign companies and Private Equity funds eyeing Lafarges India assets

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first_imgSonadih (Chattisgarh)2.15 million tonnesEast In August 2015, Lafarge India received clearance from the CCI to sell two plants to Birla Corp in a deal worth Rs 5,500 crore. However, due to the regulatory Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, or MMRD Act, pertaining to limestone mining rights, the deal fell through. Now, Lafarge has submitted a revised proposal to sell its cement business.Industry experts estimate the Indian cement industry is growing at a rate of 8 percent per annum, and currently has a production capacity of 287 million tonnes.KKR and Blackstone were earlier in the race to acquire Jaypee Group’s cement business, which is now being bought by Aditya Birla Group’s UltraTech.Major cement companies are expecting an amendment to the MMRD Act. They have asked the government to allow the transfer of limestone mines automatically to the buyers in case of mergers and acquisitions.Under the current norms of the act, the automatic transfer of limestone mining rights to a new owner is not allowed if the acquisition is partial, or is not 100 percent. LocationCapacityMarket/Region Bhiwani (Haryana)1 million tonneNorth Singbhum (Jharkhand)3.4 million tonnesEast Bilaspur (Chattisgarh)1.5 million tonnesEast Chittorgarh (Rajasthan)1.5 million tonnesNorth Mejia (West Bengal)1 million tonneEast Private Equity funds and foreign and domestic companies are currently in a race to buy French industrial company Lafarge’s India assets. According to sources, the bidding for the 10.75 million tonne of assets is likely to start in a month.Some of the likely bidders are Brazilian cement giant Votorantim group, CRH, Private Equity funds KKR, Blackstone, Heidelberg Cement, JSW and Piramal Group, Financial Express reports.The companies have submitted Expression of Interest (EOI) for the forthcoming auction.Lafarge has reportedly assigned Arpwood Capital, founded by former Carlyle and TGP India executives Amol Jain and Rajeev Gupta, as advisor for the transaction.In 2015, Competition Commission of India (CCI) had directed Lafarge to dispose of its cement assets following its merger with Swiss cement company Holcim in 2014. The two companies enjoy dominance in the Indian market with a total capacity of 68 million tonnes, Reuters reported.The list of Lafarge India assets:LocationLocationCapacityCapacityMarket/RegionMarket/RegionLocationSingbhum (Jharkhand)Capacity3.4 million tonnesMarket/RegionEastLocationSonadih (Chattisgarh)Capacity2.15 million tonnesMarket/RegionEastLocationBilaspur (Chattisgarh)Capacity1.5 million tonnesMarket/RegionEastLocationChittorgarh (Rajasthan)Capacity1.5 million tonnesMarket/RegionNorthLocationBhiwani (Haryana)Capacity1 million tonneMarket/RegionNorthLocationMejia (West Bengal)Capacity1 million tonneMarket/RegionEastlast_img read more

DC Area to Kick Off Bike to Work Week 2014

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first_imgThousands of area commuters will strap on their helmets and get on their two-wheelers to celebrate this year’s Bike to Work Day. The event, which is held across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, is designed to highlight exercise and promote bicycling as a fun, healthy and environmentally friendly way to get to work. For more information: Biketoworkmetrodc.orglast_img

Councillor angered by dumping and burning of deity statues in Ladysmith

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first_imgHe makes a special appeal to the leaders of the Hindu community to please recover these statues and dispose of them in a dignified manner.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! When IFP councillor Abbas Warasally was contacted by residents of Mosque Road because of illegal dumping in their street, little did he know what awaited him.Visiting the affected area, he was left in shock as to what was dumped there.He found Hindu deity statues dumped in a heap of dirt and baby nappies.There were about four statues in a pile of rubbish, some of them broken.Also read: Illegal dumping takes over vacant landAlso read: Illegal dumping causes fireHe said the statues were also burnt and added that he is very disappointed in the community, who seem to have lost respect for their religion. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Tropical Storm Ernesto could reach Costa Rica on Tuesday

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first_imgNo related posts. Tropical Storm Ernesto is moving quickly toward the southeastern Caribbean and could become a hurricane by Monday, Costa Rica’s National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported.IMN Director Bernold Stolz said the storm likely will bring an increase in heavy rains beginning Tuesday afternoon, mostly in the central and southern Pacific regions.On Monday morning, Ernesto reached eastern Belize, and authorities from the U.S. National Hurricane Center, headquartered in Miami, are tracking its movements to determine if it could evolve into a hurricane in the next 12 or 15 hours, Stoltz said.He also recommended caution for residents in mountainous areas to avoid landslides, while communities near rivers should be alert to potential flooding. “Rains are likely to be stronger from Tuesday through Thursday if current conditions continue or worsen,” Stoltz said.Chief Officer of the National Emergency Commission Wálter Fonseca said Friday that officials are monitoring Ernesto’s possible arrival. A green, or preventive, alert is in effect for the whole country.  Facebook Commentslast_img read more

ExMiss Costa Rica arrested for alleged DUI

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first_imgTraffic Police arrested former Miss Costa Rica Merylin Villalta on a drunken driving charge Sunday night. Authorities said Villalta was driving with a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal rate.The 32-year-old beauty queen hit another car in Cartago, east of San José, at 7 p.m. Sunday. Following the accident Traffic Police gave Villalta a breathalyzer test. Her result showed a blood-alcohol level of 1.39 grams, when the legal limit is 0.5 grams.Villalta had a court date Monday morning. She could face one to three years of prison time, although community service is more likely than a jail sentence. Villalta was crowned Miss Costa Rica in 2002. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img

Dr Charles Gourzong Costa Ricas visionary medicine man

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first_imgRelated posts:A look back at 1930s Limón and the real legacy of Afro-Caribbean immigrants Finding La Negrita: A story of coming home Learning English in Costa Rica, then and now A graceful life: Jeannette Boyd Rodríguez and San José’s Afro-Costa Rican history Years ago, when I lived in Brooklyn, New York, one of the highlights of the summer´s end was the Annual Caribbean-American Labor Day Parade which was held on the first Monday of every September. Like its Canadian counterpart,Caribana, the Labor Day Parade was a giant, colorful mash-up of people from all over the Caribbean. Always loyal to Costa Rica, I would happily wave my flag in time with the pounding rhythms of soca music along Eastern Parkway. Most years, Costa Rica has a small contingency marching in the parade, reflecting a hesitancy in claiming the country as part of the larger Caribbean.It was at one of these fetes that I bumped into several Afro-Costa Rican women who stopped me in recognized kinship because of my proud Costa Rican flag. After quick greetings, the exchange immediately focused on who we knew in Costa Rica.  The minute I said my family name was Gourzong, from Limón, gasps emerged – along with the question, “Is Dr. Charles Gourzong your relative?”When I explained that we were indeed close cousins, a barrage of testimonies to his transformational medical care came flooding out. One woman confided that she still flew to Costa Rica to consult Dr. Charles. Jr., as he was the only physician she trusted.I recently had the chance to sit with Dr. Charles Jr., and share these marvelous stories of his patients abroad: testaments to his profound service as a medical doctor and humanitarian. As an Afro-Costa Rican pioneer of medicine in Costa Rica, Dr. Charles Gourzong Jr., has an incredible life history. He shared how he helped build many aspects of Costa Rica’s exemplary medical system, all while struggling within the confines of race and class.I was fortunate enough to ask him a few questions about his life as a physician in Costa Rica as he is now happily retired, yet a much sought-after consultant on medical issues and training.Charles William “Billy” Gourzong Taylor Jr. was born in Limón to parents who were also Limonenses but with Jamaican origins. His father, Charles Gourzong Sr., was the payroll director for the Northern Railway Company. Charles Jr. was the second of seven children. By the age of nine, he had declared that he wanted to be a physician.Only years later did his father recount the story of his own failed attempt at being a medical doctor. As a graduate of Calabar High School in Jamaica, Charles Sr. won the first scholarship for students to study medicine at Cambridge University in England, but there was a condition: upon the completion of the degree, he would have to provide 16 years of medical service in Nigeria, far away from his family. Charles Sr. turned down the opportunity and created an impressive life in Puerto Limón, while having his dream fulfilled through his eldest son, Charles Jr.In the mid-20th century, students in Costa Rica who wanted to attend medical school and had the wealth to do so traveled abroad to study in Mexico, Chile and Belgium, as there was no medical school in Costa Rica at the time. In 1961, the first Medical School at the University of Costa Rica was inaugurated in San José. By 1965, the Northern Railway Company created the first 10 scholarships for the top students in Limón, and Charles Jr. secured one of the ten, which covered the five years of medical school. Charles Jr. was the first Afro-Costa Rica to enter the Medical Faculty of the University of Costa Rica in 1966.He hoped to become a medical doctor and return to the Tony Facio Hospital in Limón to work in support of the local Afro-Costa Rican community, as many only had second-class medical care. People with serious medical issues had to be taken (usually by road, a journey many did not survive) to hospitals in San José, because the Limón hospital did not have the equipment or staff to provide the emergency care.Once he graduated from UCR, Dr. Charles got his wish: he was given a position at the Tony Facio Hospital in January 1974. He was the only Afro-Costa Rican medical doctor there. His following within the Afro-Costa Rican community was instantaneous and large.However, his time in Limón was short-lived. He returned to San José a year later to begin a residency at the Hospital México so he could become a specialist in Internal Medicine. Today, Dr. Charles Jr. is considered one of Costa Rica’s pioneers in that field. In addition, when the hospital built the first Intensive Care Unit in Costa Rica, Dr. Charles Jr. was the first resident physician to do rounds there.1n 1978, he returned to Limón to live and work there as a specialist, along with his growing family: his wife Ana; three sons, Charles, Michael and John Paul; and daughter Gretchen. It was a natural (and logical) progression for the doctor to establish the country´s second Intensive Care Unit in Limón in 1986, though not without a fight!His critique of Limón’s second-class medical services was in direct conflict with the Directive Board of Social Security (Caja) back in San José. When the Unit was threatened with a reduction in funding, Dr. Charles Jr. mobilized support from the local Black unions in Limón, including the railway workers, the gas station workers and those at the port. Through his perseverance and community support, the Intensive Care Unit in Limon remains one of the best in Costa Rica.With his children’s education in mind and wanting to stay current with medical advances, Dr. Charles Jr. decided to move his family back to San José once more in 1989. In 1990, he became the Head of the Department of Internal Medicine as the Hospital Calderón Guardia until his retirement in 2009. He trained some of today’s top Costa Rican physicians and was the leading researcher in the cure for Rickettsiosis, a tick-based disease which caused the deaths of many Ticos, as for years doctors were stumped on a cure. He trained many doctors in his successful treatment, including doctors from the Children’s Hospital, as many children were getting tick bites which had previously been incurable.Dr. Charles Jr.’s illustrious career, not only as a leading specialist and researcher, but also as a professor of medicine for over 29 years, has yielded countless honors, awards and recognitions. He has been invited to present his research on snake bites, hypertension, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, has attended medical conferences around the world, and was a guest physician at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital for his work on HIV/AIDS, as well as at Montreal’s McGill University. Not only does he have a teaching room dedicated to him at the Calderón Guardia Hospital in San Jose, but he also holds a revered space within Limón. There, he has been honored by the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA); received the Asociacion AfroCostarricense award in 2002 and a gold medal for Humanitarian Assistance in 2003; and was the guest of honor for Limon´s Dia de La Cultura Negra in 2004.The renowned doctor never forgot his roots. Every two weeks, even as the Chief of Internal Medicine at the Caldeón Guardia, Dr. Charles Jr. would return to Limón and provide medical service to his community, which consisted mostly of house calls. Multi-talented and deeply religious, Dr. Charles Jr. has been the pianist for the Baptist Church in Limón and the First Baptist Church in San José for a combination of forty years.As a proud grandfather of six, Dr. Charles Jr.´s living legacy is his humility, perceptiveness and human compassion. He has saved countless lives and even today, as he is recognized around San José and especially within the medical community, there is a hush of awe from the younger physicians who one day wish to walk in the footsteps of a man of such gentle elegance. Read more from Natasha Gordon-Chipembere here.Natasha Gordon-Chipembere holds a PhD in English. She is a writer, professor and founder of the Tengo Sed Writers Retreats. In June 2014, she moved to Heredia, Costa Rica with her family from New York. She may be reached at indisunflower@gmail.com. Her column “Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican” is published monthly.center_img Facebook Commentslast_img read more

More than 13000 flee Ivory Coast fighting

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first_img“We have recorded five attacks since the beginning of June, and given the rumors floating around, everyone is fearful of what might happen next,” Kollies said. She said in some villages all of the homes have been destroyed.U.N. peacekeepers and Ivorian soldiers are patrolling but Kollies said the densely forested Liberia border area needs to be secured further in order to protect the population and provide safe corridors for delivery of aid supplies.All of the displaced people are living with host families, Kollies said. “There are in some cases 15 to 20 people living with a family of five,” she said.The Ivorian government has blamed the attacks on former militia groups or mercenaries loyal to Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo whose refusal to cede power in a 2010 election sparked six months of violence. Gbagbo is now facing war crimes charges at The Hague.Following Gbagbo’s arrest, many of the mercenaries and militiamen who fought for him fled across the porous border into Liberia and its forests.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Parents, stop beating yourself up Top Stories Comments   Share   Associated PressACCRA, Ghana (AP) – More than 13,000 people have fled their homes in southwestern Ivory Coast following attacks in which unidentified armed men killed at least 22 people, including seven U.N. peacekeepers, this month, a U.N. official said Thursday.Residents around the town of Tai are “traumatized” and in “constant fear and panic,” said Ute Kollies, the head of the U.N. humanitarian agency in Ivory Coast. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

Former Director of ICAO takes the reins as Deputy Director at ACI

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first_imgSource = ETB Travel News: Basil Naimet Former Director of International Civil Aviation Organisation Michael Rossell has been appointed Deputy Director General of Airports Council International.He replaces Craig Bradbrook, who takes up the position of vice president of Aviation Services at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.Having spent 26 years with the United Kingdom Department for Transport, Mr Rossell’s experience will serve to promote the interests of the world’s airports at ICAO and international partners.Director General ACI World Angela Gittens said Mr Rossell would bring invaluable experience to the position as an ideas man, strengthening ties between ICAO and ACI.“Michael has used his extensive knowledge of aviation and transport policy, and his experience as former UK Permanent Representative to ICAO, to strengthen ACI’s engagement with ICAO at all levels. He has also brought fresh ideas on developing the corporate culture of ACI and I have asked him to develop these further as we go forward to deliver our strategic objectives,” Ms Gittens said.Prior to relocating to Montreal, Mr. Rossell spent six years in the European Union in Brussels, working both for the European Commission as a national expert, and as the Transport Attaché representing the UK on EU Council working groups where he developed and negotiated transport policy for adoption by Ministers. He also chaired these groups during the UK Presidency in the second half of 2005.Mr Rossell said he was looking forward to the challenges ahead.“Working with ACI has been a high-point of my career and I look forward to the additional opportunities and challenges presented in my new role – airports are an essential part of the aviation system and I will work very closely with ICAO and other stakeholders to make sure their voice is heard.”last_img read more

Moodys downgrades Bank of Cyprus senior unsecured note programme

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first_imgMoody`s Investors Service has affirmed the deposit ratings of Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd, while it has downgraded its Senior Unsecured Medium-Term Note Program to (P)Caa2, from (P)Caa1.The rating action reflects the implementation in Cyprus of a new legal framework, which establishes full depositor preference over senior unsecured debt instruments in the event of a bank resolution. The outlook on the long-term deposit ratings remains positive.On May 29, 2019, the government of Cyprus (Ba2 stable) published a law transposing the European Union`s (EU) Directive 2017/2399 into Cypriot law. The new law provides for preference to all bank deposits – including “junior” corporate and institutional deposits – relative to senior unsecured creditors, establishing full depositor preference – in insolvency and by extension in resolution – over senior unsecured debt instruments, rather than “junior” deposits ranking pari passu with senior unsecured claims.The framework increases the protection from which “junior” deposits benefit reducing expected loss-given-failure for rated deposits. However, there is no impact on the deposit ratings of the bank, which have been affirmed, because the volume of more junior instruments is currently limited, as there is no senior unsecured debt and a limited volume of more junior instruments currently issued by the bank.The downgrade of Bank of Cyprus` Senior Unsecured Medium-Term Note Program reflects Moody`s assessment that senior unsecured bondholders are negatively affected by this legislation as they no longer rank pari passu with “junior” depositors such as pension funds, financial institutions, public authorities and large corporates. The lack of loss-sharing with “junior” deposits means that the volume of loss-absorbing liabilities that would rank alongside senior unsecured debt is reduced and therefore the loss rates for senior creditors in the event of failure would therefore increase.According to Moody’s a material reduction of problem loans and improvement in the provisioning levels, while maintaining strong capital buffers, will be required for the bank to achieve a higher rating. The ratings could also be upgraded following changes to the bank`s liability structure or more clarity on potential issuances under MREL, which would result in a larger loss absorption cushion for depositors and creditors, and a further improvement in the operating environment.Bank of Cyprus` ratings could experience downward pressure if the bank`s asset quality and capital weaken, possibly as a consequence of higher problem loans or weaker than anticipated recoveries on existing problem loans.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake coverage that comes with optionsCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Three arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoRape suspects look set to go through police line-upUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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