Busy month for Aaras

first_imgOn September 4, Helian Brother arrived at Karachi Port where Aaras was on hand to discharge 997 pieces for the Jinnah Barrage power plant, power generators for a cement factory, dump trucks, hot rolled steel, coils, turbines and other project cargo; the consignment had a total weight of around 5,523 tonnes. Han Yi called at Port Qasim on September 14, 2014 and Aaras handled approximately 60 project cargo loads for Attack Refinery Limited, with a total weight of 271.5 tonnes. Han Yi continued to Karachi Port on Sept 15, 2014  to discharge four sets of transformers from Iran Power and Water Equipment and Services, which the Aaras team successfully delivered to local consignee NTDC, Wapda, Lahore. These heavy pieces had a total weight of approximately 623 tonnes. In both cases, Aaras Project and Logistics – a member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Pakistan through its affiliate Aaras Shipping Agencies – delivered the cargoes directly to the consignee on a under hook / hook basis. The company also arranged inland transportation from the respective vessel’s berth to designated stowage areas allotted by Karachi Port and the Port Qasim Authority.Han Yi discharges Attack Refinery load www.aaras-projects.com www.aarasshipping.com www.wwpc.eu.comlast_img read more

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Learn Python the Hard Way 2nd Edition Released

first_imgLearn Python the Hard Way, a free e-book for beginning programmers by Zed Shaw has been updated to the 2nd edition. It’s available for free in HTML format. PDF or ePub editions cost $1, paperbacks cost $15.99 and a hardcover is available for $60.The book is still focused on Python 2.X, instead of Python 3.According to the site, in the new edition: How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts Exercises 50, 51, and 52 are completely rewritten to teach you how to write a web application game.Exercises 41 and 42 have a new game that’s more complex and challenging.I also fixed a bunch of “bugs” in the text and the code of 50% of the exercises.Although the book is written for absolute beginner programmers, Shaw notes on Hacker News that it is also suitable experienced programmers wanting to learn Python: “LPTHW is deceptively simple. Try doing it anyway, since if you know a language already you can blaze through it, and when you get to around 30 or so it sneaks up behind you.”For more free resources for learning to program with Python, check out our list of free Python e-books. klint finley Tags:#hack#How To Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

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Modi to file reply to second showcause notice

first_imgLalit Modi will on Monday submit his reply to the second showcause notice issued to him by the BCCI which accuses the suspended IPL Commissioner of planning a rebel Twenty20 league in England.”The reply would be filed tomorrow. It would not be as voluminous (as the reply to the first show cause),” Modi’s legal adviser Mehmood Abdi reiterated today.Modi’s reply to the first showcause served on him soon after the conclusion of IPL’s third edition on April 25 ran up to over 15,000 pages, including a 160-page main reply with supporting documents.Modi responded to the first notice over allegations of murky financial deals in the IPL and bid rigging on May 15. He was served a second showcause by the BCCI on May 6 based on an e-mail sent to the Board by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chairman Giles Clarke.In his e-mail, Clarke leveled serious charges against Modi that the Board found “detrimental to Indian cricket, English cricket and World cricket at large.”The notice referred to Modi’s March 31 meeting in Delhi with representatives of English counties Yorkshire, Lancashire and Warwickshire in which he allegedly talked about a parallel Twenty20 league in England and Wales in which eight existing franchises would bid for nine counties in the UK.”You have allegedly discussed this as a commercial proposition…and also set out that IPL would guarantee each county a minimum of USD three to five million per annum plus a staging fee of USD 1.5 million if the counties supported this idea,” the BCCI notice said.advertisement”You have allegedly offered a structured deal, by which the returns would be shared 80:20 between the franchises and the counties, a player model based on the IPL model and offered inducement to gather the rest of the county members to support your ideas and goad them to overpower their own governing bodies,” it said.”You have allegedly planted a seed of thought of players’ revolt if the governing bodies of respective cricket boards do not allow them to participate in this extended version of IPL,” it added.”It challenges not just the authority of BCCI but also (that of) ECB and suggested that IPL would henceforth literally shift to the hands of the franchises and the respective national governing bodies would be forced to watch helplessly while the game and the power of administration are hijacked,” Srinivasan said in the notice.”The volume of the reply depends on the issues raised.I don’t think the reply would be as voluminous (as the first).We will try to satisfy the Board (with the reply),” Abdi told PTI a few days ago when asked whether the second reply would be as staggering as the first one.Modi sought and obtained a 10-day breather to reply to the second show cause notice from the BCCI and the deadline ends tomorrow. .Incidentally the Board’s marketing committee meeting, chaired by president Shashank Manohar, has also been convened in Mumbai tomorrow to decide on team sponsorship that has boiled down to a two-horse race between Bharati Airtel and Sahara Group.The Board is yet to reply to Modi’s recent 14-page letter to BCCI president Manohar asking both the Board chief and secretary Srinivasan to recuse themselves from any future proceedings against the suspended IPL Commissioner.Modi had launched a scathing attack on Srinivasan in his letter to Manohar, saying the BCCI secretary should not be part of the panel adjudicating charges of financial irregularities against him.In his letter, Modi said Manohar too should stay away from the proceedings, since it would “tantamount to being a judge, witness and a potential co-notice” in the case.Modi alleged Srinivasan had grossly misused his power as BCCI secretary and said there was a clear case of “conflict of interests” since he was also owner of the Chennai Super Kings team in the IPL.”But I’m quite optimistic they (BCCI) would respond (to the letter from Modi),” Abdi said a few days ago.Asked about the future course of action, including legal, if the response was not favourable to Modi, Abdi had said, “Let’s wait and see. Let’s not pre-empt the matter.last_img read more

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Matic limps off for United against Watford

first_imgManchester United Matic limps off for Manchester United against Watford Ben Valentine @bvalentine14 Last updated 1 year ago 05:26 11/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Nemanja Matic Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Watford v Manchester United Watford Premier League The Serbian midfielder came off early in the second half with a leg injury and may now be a doubt for Saturday’s clash with Arsenal Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic was forced off early in the second half with what appeared to be a leg injury.Ander Herrera replaced him in the 54th minute of the contest at Vicarage Road with the Red Devils up 3-0.United 7/2 to beat Arsenal to nil Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Matic has started all 14 of Manchester United’s Premier League contests this season since his €45 million move from Chelsea during the summer transfer window, providing one assist for Jose Mourinho’s side. The severity of the injury is unknown, but there appeared to be little reason to take any chances with the midfielder as a first-half double by Ashley Young put United up early against Watford, with Anthony Martial adding a third before the half.54′ – #MUFC make the first change of the game, as @AnderHerrera replaces Matic. #WATMUN— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 28, 2017An injury that sidelined Matic for any period would come at an inopportune time. United have an important run of fixtures in the next two weeks with a Premier League showdown at Arsenal coming Saturday. That is followed by the final Champions League group stage matchday against CSKA Moscow midweek and then a derby date with league leaders Manchester City the following Sunday.A victory over Watford would shrink the deficit to their Manchester rivals to five points with the Citizens having an opportunity to re-extend it to eight points against Southampton on Wednesday.last_img read more

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San Diego hospital reveals worlds tiniest surviving baby is now a healthy

first_img Show Caption Hide Caption May 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption ‹123456789› Show Caption Hide Caption KUSI Newsroom Show Caption Hide Caption center_img Show Caption Hide Caption Posted: May 29, 2019 San Diego hospital reveals world’s tiniest surviving baby is now a healthy infant Updated: 5:11 PM Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A healthy, nearly six-pound infant born in December was discharged from a San Diego hospital this month, making her the world’s smallest baby in recorded history to survive, Sharp Healthcare announced Wednesday.The baby, nicknamed Saybie, at birth weighed 8.6 ounces, or 245 grams, seven grams fewer than the previous infant to be deemed the smallest baby, and was 9 inches long, according to the Tiniest Baby Registry at the University of Iowa.Saybie’s mother, whose name was withheld, gave birth via emergency cesarean section at 23 weeks, just over half the length of a normal pregnancy.At the time of her birth, Saybie weighed as much as a large apple or a juice box and was not gaining weight in her mother’s womb. However, she was not afflicted with medical issues like hemorrhaging and lung and heart maladies that often occur in babies born as premature and underweight as her, according to Sharp Healthcare.“No one expects their baby to be born with complications,” said Trisha Khaleghi, senior vice president and CEO at Sharp Mary Birch. “But when the unexpected occurs, Sharp Mary Birch is equipped with the latest technologies, equipment, research and specially trained experts to care for even the world’s smallest baby.”Saybie weighed roughly 5 1/2 pounds and measured 16 inches when she was discharged earlier this month. Despite the five-month hospital stay, the infant is now resting at home happy and healthy, according to the hospital. Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Vape pens may up desire to smoke

first_imgWatching someone use new generation e-cigarettes or vape pens may stimulate the urge to smoke in young adults, even in those who have never smoked before, a new study has found.Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Centre in the US found that young adult smokers exposed to the use of traditional cigarettes, first-generation e-cigarettes or second generation vape pens experienced an immediate, significant and lasting increase in the desire to smoke. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis extended even to subjects who had never used the newer devices.“The new e-cigarettes, known as vape pens, are now larger and more powerful devices,” said Andrea King, professor at the University of Chicago.“They have low resemblance to cigarettes, so some people were hoping they might not produce the same urge to smoke,” said King.“But we found that they do stimulate the urge. Vape pens look different but they share too many salient features to the act of smoking – including inhalation, exhalation and hand-to-mouth behaviours,” she said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive“This makes them a potent trigger, encouraging people to smoke. Their impact is roughly equal to watching someone light up a cigarette. They made the young adults in our study want to smoke,” she added.According to the survey, e-cigarette use is “strongly associated with the use of other tobacco products among youth and young adults, including combustible tobacco products.” Researchers designed an experiment to test the vape pen’s effects on the urge to smoke in young adults, men and women aged 18 to 35, a highly susceptible group. The 108 subjects of the study were ranged from very light to pack-a-day smokers. On average, they smoked 8.7 cigarettes a day on six to seven days each week. More than 80 per cent had used e-cigarettes and almost 30 per cent had used one in the past month.Over an hour-long session the volunteers conversed with a member of the research team who pretended to be a fellow volunteer “randomly assigned” to consume different products as study tasks.During these interactions, the pretending volunteer smoked either a combustible cigarette or a vape pen. Both cues increased desire among research subjects for a cigarette or an e-cigarette.The level and duration of desire to smoke among volunteers was the same whether they observed their “colleague” smoking a cigarette or using a vape pen.The study was published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.last_img read more

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Netflix and Comcast Strike a Deal With a Bit of Mystery

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » 4 min read February 24, 2014center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Secrets are catnip for the curious. Netflix and Comcast left out a serious load of catnip when they announced a partnership that is long on implications for the Internet and its users, but short on details.The video-streaming service Netflix says it has agreed to pay Comcast to ensure that consumers watching content streaming through the cable company’s Internet service do not encounter slow video loading or hiccups in streaming, according to a joint statement from the two companies.The one-paragraph announcement says that the deal is “mutually beneficial” and that Netflix and Comcast have been in talks for months. The statement says that the deal “will provide Comcast’s U.S. broadband customers with a high-quality Netflix video experience for years to come.” Netflix has 44 million members globally. At the end of 2013, Netflix had more than 33 million members who stream videos in the U.S.Related: Netflix Could Rally Its 34 Million Members to Uphold Net NeutralityThe announcement comes right as the second season of Netflix’s original series, the wildly popular House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey, is released. Meanwhile, as users are clamoring to watch the show, Netflix customers with Comcast service have seen the quality of their service decline over the past few months. According to Los Gatos, Calif.-based Netflix’s own data, Comcast service has fallen for the past three months in a row.And the Netflix-Comcast deal also comes a couple of weeks after Philadelphia-headquartered Comcast has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable. The acquisition needs to be approved by  the Federal Communications Commission. If the deal goes through — which Comcast CEO Brian Roberts seems pretty confident is going to happen — then the resulting internet service provider will be an even bigger gorilla for Netflix to have to work with than it already is.As Netflix and Comcast climb into bed together, though, they are not disclosing the specific terms of the deal. That means that down-the-road implications for consumers and other Internet-based businesses are unclear.Related: U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality”No one on the outside knows what is happening in this market,” said John Bergmayer, senior staff attorney at Public Knowledge, a consumer protection advocacy organization, in a statement. “From what information is public, it appears that the largest ISPs are demanding payment from networks that deliver content and services that residential broadband consumers demand. Because the large residential ISPs themselves are the ones keeping the terms of their deals secret, it is raises the question of whether they have something to hide.”Spokespeople for Comcast and Netflix insist that it’s common practice for the terms of these sort of deals to be held close to the vest. “The terms of these types of agreements are often not disclosed. The point is it will deliver a better user experience for our mutual customers,” said Charlie Douglas, a spokesperson for Comcast, in an email to Entrepreneur.com. Joris Evers of Netflix reiterated Douglas’s comment. Meanwhile, for the Internet to stay “open” and free from manipulation, internet service providers, like Comcast, should charge users for access to the Internet, but they should not be charging content providers, like Netflix, for access to users, says Bergmayer.”What has characterized these traffic disputes has been their opacity,” says Bergmayer. He called on the FCC and members of Congress to step in and ensure that users’s access to the Internet is being protected first and foremost. Related: Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore ‘Open Internet’ Ruleslast_img read more

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