Paranormal subject – Dagulfs Ghost http://dagulfsghost.com/ Wed, 18 May 2022 07:05:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9 https://dagulfsghost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-2-150x150.png Paranormal subject – Dagulfs Ghost http://dagulfsghost.com/ 32 32 First Capital REIT Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid Strategy https://dagulfsghost.com/first-capital-reit-announces-normal-course-issuer-bid-strategy/ Mon, 16 May 2022 12:01:00 +0000 https://dagulfsghost.com/first-capital-reit-announces-normal-course-issuer-bid-strategy/ /DO NOT DISTRIBUTE IN UNITED STATES OR ABOVE UNITED STATES WIRE SERVICES/ TORONTO, May 16, 2022 /CNW/ – First Capital REIT (“First Capital”, “FCR” or the “REIT”) (TSX: FCR.UN) announced earlier today that the TSX has approved an issuer bid in normal course of business (“OPRCN”) pursuant to which he may redeem his Trust Units […]]]>

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TORONTO, May 16, 2022 /CNW/ – First Capital REIT (“First Capital”, “FCR” or the “REIT”) (TSX: FCR.UN) announced earlier today that the TSX has approved an issuer bid in normal course of business (“OPRCN”) pursuant to which he may redeem his Trust Units for cancellation commencing on May 18, 2022. The redemption of Trust Units will be primarily funded by the disposal of non-core properties that are expected to be sold at IFRS value or above.

Debt capital and ORCN

Over the past three years, the REIT has realized approximately $1.5 billion disposals, while continuing to invest significantly in the company. Together, these activities achieved several of First Capital’s strategic objectives, including strengthening the balance sheet and significantly improving the composition of the REIT’s real estate portfolio. Notably, FCR achieved these goals while selling properties at prices generally above their respective IFRS values.

Adam-PaulChairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Capital, said, “Our investing activity over the past three years has significantly enhanced our best-in-class grocery anchored portfolio, while strengthening our balance sheet. Given the strong fundamentals of our real estate, our focus is squarely on capitalizing on the significant opportunities we have to grow the intrinsic value of FCR, which today includes continuing to advance our real estate strategy and selling non-core properties at IFRS book value or above, while acquiring FCR units to the extent they are trading well below net asset value, which is currently $24.55.”

Despite the significant improvement in the REIT’s real estate portfolio and financial condition, market price dynamics have made the unsecured debenture market an impractical source of capital for FCR from a cost perspective. With over $7.5 billion unencumbered, best-in-class grocery-anchored assets located in from Canada densely populated neighborhoods, the depth and reliability of the secured debt market is not only adequate but sufficient to support the execution of First Capital’s strategy and capitalize on growth opportunities for the foreseeable future. The REIT is comfortable with its current leverage ratio of approximately 40% and therefore is not focused on deleveraging beyond current levels at this time.

First Capital has implemented an issuer bid pursuant to which it may repurchase its trust units for cancellation commencing on May 18, 2022. The significant mismatch that currently exists between the intrinsic value of the REIT’s assets and its publicly traded securities presents a significant opportunity to generate value through the redemption of its Trust Units. Therefore, from time to time, the purchase of Trust Units of the FCR at certain market prices below the Net Asset Value presents an attractive use of REIT funds which should provide additional value and liquidity for the Units issued and in circulation while benefiting the remaining Unitholders by increasing their proportionate ownership of the REIT.

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First Capital has agreed to sell a 100% interest in two properties: (i) La Porte de Gatineau situated in Gatineau, Quebecand (ii) Bayview Lane Squaresituated in Thorn Hill, ON for an overall sale price of approximately $80 million. The aggregate sale price is in line with the first quarter 2021 IFRS value of the properties, which had previously been increased at the end of 2021 to reflect expected sale prices. Closing of the transactions remains subject to certain closing conditions typical of transactions of this type and is expected to occur during the second and third quarters.

These transactions are another example of the premium demand and value of the REIT’s assets in the private markets. The properties sold by FCR are non-essential and their disposal frees up capital to be reallocated to higher growth opportunities, including the redemption of the REIT’s shares, which are trading at a significant discount to net asset value.

About First Capital REIT (TSX: FCR.UN)

First Capital is a leading owner, operator and developer of mixed-use, grocery-anchored properties located in from Canada most densely populated cities. First Capital’s goal is to create thriving urban neighborhoods to generate value for businesses, residents, communities and our investors.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including, but not limited to, statements relating to First Capital’s intention to make purchases of units in within the framework of an OPR, the depth and reliability of the guaranteed debt market and the real estate portfolio. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but rather reflect First Capital’s current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. These risks and uncertainties include the risks described in First Capital’s MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2021 and for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 and in its current Annual Information Form. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. First Capital undertakes no obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements or to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances, except as required by applicable securities law.

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First Patient Treated in the CereVasc® Clinical Trial of the eShunt® System for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus https://dagulfsghost.com/first-patient-treated-in-the-cerevasc-clinical-trial-of-the-eshunt-system-for-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://dagulfsghost.com/first-patient-treated-in-the-cerevasc-clinical-trial-of-the-eshunt-system-for-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus/ Clinical trial in progress at Argentina to study the minimally invasive treatment of NPH BOSTON, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CereVasc, Inc., a privately-held clinical-stage medical device company developing new minimally invasive treatments for neurological diseases, today announced that the first patient has been treated in its clinical study of the eShunt system in patients […]]]>

Clinical trial in progress at Argentina to study the minimally invasive treatment of NPH

BOSTON, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CereVasc, Inc., a privately-held clinical-stage medical device company developing new minimally invasive treatments for neurological diseases, today announced that the first patient has been treated in its clinical study of the eShunt system in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).

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Following the approval of argentina National Administration of Medicines, Foods and Medical Devices (ANMAT) to conduct the second study of its eShunt system in Argentinathe trial was initiated under the direction of Dr. Pedro Lylyk and is titled “Pilot Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the CereVasc eShunt System in the Treatment of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus”.

“Our experience with the eShunt system in patients with hydrocephalus secondary to post-aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage has been promising with encouraging initial results. this innovative minimally invasive device in patients with NPH, a condition that affects many elderly patients.We believe that the eShunt system could be an attractive option over currently available treatments,” said Dr. Lylyk.

“We are very pleased to have received approval from ANMAT to initiate a second clinical study of the eShunt System and are excited to continue working with Dr. Lylyk and his experienced team. We believe the study will demonstrate the safety and the effectiveness of the eShunt System in addressing the triad of symptoms experienced by patients diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus,” said Dan Levangie, Chairman and CEO of CereVasc. “NPH is a disorder with increasing prevalence worldwide. The Hydrocephalus Association estimates that NPH affects more than 700,000 elderly patients in the United States and worldwide, the prevalence of NPH is estimated at 175 per 100,000 , representing millions of elderly patients who could benefit from alternative treatment.”

Details of the trial are available at www.clinicaltrials.gov.

On Pedro LylykMD
Since 1986, Dr. Lylyk has been dedicated to the development and improvement of devices and therapeutic options to improve the field of endovascular neurosurgery and is a global benchmark for the medical device industry. Recognized as the first to place an intracranial stent in 1996, he has treated more than 10,000 brain aneurysms and 11,000 arteriovenous malformations at his endovascular center in Buenos Aires. He has also developed a training program in endovascular neurosurgery and interventional radiology at ENERI (Equipo de Neurocirugía y Radiología Intervencionista) and Clínica La Sagrada Familia for the benefit of young doctors from all over the world. Its endovascular laboratory is one of the training centers for SILAN (Sociedad Iberolatinoamericana de Neurorradiología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica) fellows, which has trained more than 100 professionals since 1995.

Among his extensive academic training, he holds the chair of the Universidad del salvador (USAL), the University of Business and Social Sciences (UCES) and the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Founder and President of the FENERI Foundation (Fundación para el Studio of las Neurociencias y la Radiología Intervencionista), co-founder of the Cerebrovascular Research and Education Foundation (CREF), Intracranial Stent Meeting and Society (ICS) and CANI (Colegio Argentino de Neurointervencionistas). Professor Lylyk is the current President of the Argentine Stroke Association (AAAC); he directs the member of the SwissNeuroFoundation, founding member and former president of SILAN, (Sociedad Iberolatinoamericana de Neurorradiología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica), AANDIT (Asociación Argentina de Neurorradiología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica), and National Stroke Prevention Campaign in agreement with the World Stroke Organization at the Stroke Understanding Center of Buenos Aires at the La Sagrada Familia clinic, of which he is the general manager.

About CereVasc, Inc.
Situated in Massachusetts’ healthcare center, CereVasc, Inc., is a venture capital-backed medical device company focused on developing new, minimally invasive treatments for patients with neurological diseases. Its flagship product, the eShunt System, is intended to offer the first minimally invasive treatment for communicating hydrocephalus (CH) and an improvement to the current standard of care. The eShunt device concept originated from doctors at Tufts Medical Center Carl HeilmanMD, Chief Neurosurgeon and Chairman of Neurosurgery, and Adel Malek, MD, PhD, Neurosurgeon and Chief of Neurovascular Surgery. The patented eShunt system includes an endovascularly implantable cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt and delivery components, designed to treat CH without invasive surgery. For more information, please visit our website at www.cerevasc.com.

The eShunt system is an experimental device and is not available for sale indoors or outdoors United States.

Isaacs AM, Riva-Cambrin J, Yavin D, et al. : Global age-specific epidemiology of hydrocephalus: systematic review, meta-analysis and global birth surveillance. PLoS One 13: e0204926, 2018 Other epidemiological reports on iNPH

Few iNPH-focused prevalence surveys have been conducted on patients with conditions such as dementia, gait disturbance, and parkinsonism. According to a 2018 iNPH meta-analysis, the average prevalence of iNPH in the general population worldwide is 175 per 100,000; it is 400 per 100,000 in the population aged 80 and over, indicating that the prevalence increases with age. The majority of epidemiological reports on this disease Asia come from Japanand the average prevalence reported in these studies is 660 per 100,000. However, the average prevalence in countries other than Japan is 53 per 100,000. The prevalence of iNPH in Asiaespecially in Japanis higher than that of Europe or North America.

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CereVasc, Inc.
djcass@cerevasc.com

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First Patient Treated in the CereVasc® Clinical Trial of the eShunt® System for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus https://dagulfsghost.com/first-patient-treated-in-the-cerevasc-clinical-trial-of-the-eshunt-system-for-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-2/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://dagulfsghost.com/first-patient-treated-in-the-cerevasc-clinical-trial-of-the-eshunt-system-for-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-2/ Clinical trial in progress at Argentina to study the minimally invasive treatment of NPH BOSTON, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CereVasc, Inc., a privately-held clinical-stage medical device company developing new minimally invasive treatments for neurological diseases, today announced that the first patient has been treated in its clinical study of the eShunt system in patients […]]]>

Clinical trial in progress at Argentina to study the minimally invasive treatment of NPH

BOSTON, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CereVasc, Inc., a privately-held clinical-stage medical device company developing new minimally invasive treatments for neurological diseases, today announced that the first patient has been treated in its clinical study of the eShunt system in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).

Following the approval of argentina National Administration of Medicines, Foods and Medical Devices (ANMAT) to conduct the second study of its eShunt system in Argentinathe trial was initiated under the direction of Dr. Pedro Lylyk and is titled “Pilot Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the CereVasc eShunt System in the Treatment of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus”.

“Our experience with the eShunt system in patients with hydrocephalus secondary to post-aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage has been promising with encouraging initial results. this innovative minimally invasive device in patients with NPH, a condition that affects many elderly patients.We believe that the eShunt system could be an attractive option over currently available treatments,” said Dr. Lylyk.

“We are very pleased to have received approval from ANMAT to initiate a second clinical study of the eShunt System and are excited to continue working with Dr. Lylyk and his experienced team. We believe the study will demonstrate the safety and the effectiveness of the eShunt System in addressing the triad of symptoms experienced by patients diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus,” said Dan Levangie, Chairman and CEO of CereVasc. “NPH is a disorder with increasing prevalence worldwide. The Hydrocephalus Association estimates that NPH affects more than 700,000 elderly patients in the United States and worldwide, the prevalence of NPH is estimated at 175 per 100,000 , representing millions of elderly patients who could benefit from alternative treatment.”

Details of the trial are available at www.clinicaltrials.gov.

On Pedro LylykMD
Since 1986, Dr. Lylyk has been dedicated to the development and improvement of devices and therapeutic options to improve the field of endovascular neurosurgery and is a global benchmark for the medical device industry. Recognized as the first to place an intracranial stent in 1996, he has treated more than 10,000 brain aneurysms and 11,000 arteriovenous malformations at his endovascular center in Buenos Aires. He has also developed a training program in endovascular neurosurgery and interventional radiology at ENERI (Equipo de Neurocirugía y Radiología Intervencionista) and Clínica La Sagrada Familia for the benefit of young doctors from all over the world. Its endovascular laboratory is one of the training centers for SILAN (Sociedad Iberolatinoamericana de Neurorradiología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica) fellows, which has trained more than 100 professionals since 1995.

Among his extensive academic training, he holds the chair of the Universidad del salvador (USAL), the University of Business and Social Sciences (UCES) and the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Founder and President of the FENERI Foundation (Fundación para el Studio of las Neurociencias y la Radiología Intervencionista), co-founder of the Cerebrovascular Research and Education Foundation (CREF), Intracranial Stent Meeting and Society (ICS) and CANI (Colegio Argentino de Neurointervencionistas). Professor Lylyk is the current President of the Argentine Stroke Association (AAAC); he directs the member of the SwissNeuroFoundation, founding member and former president of SILAN, (Sociedad Iberolatinoamericana de Neurorradiología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica), AANDIT (Asociación Argentina de Neurorradiología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica), and National Stroke Prevention Campaign in agreement with the World Stroke Organization at the Stroke Understanding Center of Buenos Aires at the La Sagrada Familia clinic, of which he is the general manager.

About CereVasc, Inc.
Situated in Massachusetts’ healthcare center, CereVasc, Inc., is a venture-backed medical device company focused on developing new, minimally invasive treatments for patients with neurological diseases. Its flagship product, the eShunt System, is intended to offer the first minimally invasive treatment for communicating hydrocephalus (CH) and an improvement to the current standard of care. The eShunt device concept originated from doctors at Tufts Medical Center Carl HeilmanMD, Chief Neurosurgeon and Chairman of Neurosurgery, and Adel Malek, MD, PhD, Neurosurgeon and Chief of Neurovascular Surgery. The patented eShunt system includes an endovascularly implantable cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt and delivery components, designed to treat CH without invasive surgery. For more information, please visit our website at www.cerevasc.com.

The eShunt system is an experimental device and is not available for sale indoors or outdoors United States.

Isaacs AM, Riva-Cambrin J, Yavin D, et al. : Global age-specific epidemiology of hydrocephalus: systematic review, meta-analysis and global birth surveillance. PLoS One 13: e0204926, 2018 Other epidemiological reports on iNPH

Few iNPH-focused prevalence surveys have been conducted on patients with conditions such as dementia, gait disturbance, and parkinsonism. According to a 2018 iNPH meta-analysis, the average prevalence of iNPH in the general population worldwide is 175 per 100,000; it is 400 per 100,000 in the population aged 80 and over, indicating that the prevalence increases with age. The majority of epidemiological reports on this disease Asia come from Japanand the average prevalence reported in these studies is 660 per 100,000. However, the average prevalence in countries other than Japan is 53 per 100,000. The prevalence of iNPH in Asiaespecially in Japanis higher than that of Europe or North America.

Company details
DJ Cass
CereVasc, Inc.
[email protected]

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Boston Marathon returns to normal spring after pandemic woes https://dagulfsghost.com/boston-marathon-returns-to-normal-spring-after-pandemic-woes/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 14:00:58 +0000 https://dagulfsghost.com/boston-marathon-returns-to-normal-spring-after-pandemic-woes/ Runners were preparing for the Boston Marathon on Monday, marking the return of the prestigious race to its springtime location for the first time since the pandemic began. At 6 a.m. in Hopkinton, race director Dave McGillivray sent out a group of about 20 Massachusetts National Guard personnel, who walk the course each year, announcing […]]]>

Runners were preparing for the Boston Marathon on Monday, marking the return of the prestigious race to its springtime location for the first time since the pandemic began.

At 6 a.m. in Hopkinton, race director Dave McGillivray sent out a group of about 20 Massachusetts National Guard personnel, who walk the course each year, announcing the start of the 126th Boston Marathon. He told them that the “the return is greater than the reverse.” McGillivray said in an interview that “it’s a new normal” with some pandemic protocols still in place – like requiring attendees to be vaccinated or showing an exemption – “but that’s normal.”

He said he used the tagline because “we’re about to see this come to life.” “We recognize that we are not completely off the hook. We are still susceptible to the virus and need vaccinations,” he said. “We’re really not back to normal yet, but that’s what the new normal is. The key is to keep everyone safe.” The wheelchair divisions were due to start shortly after 9 a.m., followed by the elite fields.

Eleven former champions are competing. McGillivray said it’s “one of the greatest assembled professional fields of all time.” It’s only been six months since athletes ran the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) to Copley Square in Boston for the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon. The 2020 race was canceled due to the pandemic, the first cancellation since the event began in 1897. And the 2021 version was postponed, then held in October. It was the first fall edition of the marathon. The field was smaller for social distancing and the crowds were also smaller, but no less enthusiastic.

More than 28,000 runners signed up to run Monday during the Patriots’ Day holiday. It is the traditional place of the marathon on the calendar, the day which commemorates the beginning of the revolutionary war. About a third of the National Guard group also marched in October. Captain Gus Ashton, 29, said the crowds were great last year and he’s excited to come back and see even more people on the course.

“It’s still not quite normal, but it’s much closer to normal,” he said. The Boston Athletic Association celebrates the 50th anniversary of the official women’s premier division, although the eight women who lined up alongside the men that year were not the first to run the race. Bobbi Gibb is recognized as the first woman to lead Boston. She finished in 1966 among the unofficial runners known as bandits. A year later, Kathrine Switzer registered as “KV Switzer” and got an official bib. Race director Jock Semple tried to run her off the course.

Nina Kuscsik’s victory in 1972 is celebrated this year. Five of the original eight women participate in the celebrations. Valerie Rogosheske, who finished sixth in the 1972 race, will race again this year, along with her daughters, and will serve as the honorary starter for the women’s elite field. Amy Sipe, 46, of Dallastown, Pa., said the anniversary makes this year’s race, her fourth time on the course, more exciting and special.

“I am grateful for the pioneering effort they made to make this possible for us today,” she said of her precursors on the starting line. “Their grit, courage and determination to overcome all odds has made this possible for us today and for female athletes around the world. It carries over to other sports.” Back then, she says, many people thought women could only run a few miles.: “We are there today. We are strong.” Sipe went to the marathon with a Delaware-based running club, along with Alison McCann, 47, and Mardi Ung, 55. The two women from Pennsylvania both raced in October. “It was tapered, rest, repeat, then back to training,” McCann described the last semester.

This year, the women’s peloton is one of the toughest ever. Reigning Olympic gold medalist Peres Jepchirchir, London and New York marathon winner Joyciline Jepkosgei and Ethiopian Degitu Azimeraw all have personal bests faster than Boston’s course record. Kenya’s Benson Kipruto won the men’s race in October and will be looking to defend his title. Ukrainians registered for the race were offered a refund or postponement to a future race if they were unable or unwilling to run this year. Residents of Russia and Belarus have been told they are not welcome.


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Senate votes to suspend normal trade relations with Moscow and ban Russian gas and oil https://dagulfsghost.com/senate-votes-to-suspend-normal-trade-relations-with-moscow-and-ban-russian-gas-and-oil/ Thu, 07 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://dagulfsghost.com/senate-votes-to-suspend-normal-trade-relations-with-moscow-and-ban-russian-gas-and-oil/ WASHINGTON — Congress voted on Thursday to strip Moscow of its preferential trade status and to ban the import of Russian energy into the United States, sending legislation penalizing the Russian economy following the invasion of Ukraine to the Bureau of the President Biden. The legislation would allow the United States to impose higher tariffs […]]]>

WASHINGTON — Congress voted on Thursday to strip Moscow of its preferential trade status and to ban the import of Russian energy into the United States, sending legislation penalizing the Russian economy following the invasion of Ukraine to the Bureau of the President Biden.

The legislation would allow the United States to impose higher tariffs on Russian products and cut off an important source of income for President Vladimir V. Putin, although experts said the ban on oil and gas would be largely symbolic. Russian energy represents a small fraction of US imports, and Moscow is already struggling to export its oil.

Both bills passed overwhelmingly and with bipartisan support. In the Senate Thursday morning, each measure garnered a rare unanimous 100-0 vote, and when the House hours later moved to approve the bills, less than a dozen lawmakers opposed one or the other. Mr. Biden should sign them.

The rapid succession of votes capped weeks of partisan gridlock that paralyzed legislative action on Ukraine. The House passed similar legislation last month, but it languished as senators bickered over various provisions and demanded changes, particularly to human rights language that Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, deemed too much. large.

Wary of letting the bills sit in limbo as lawmakers prepare to leave Washington for a scheduled two-week recess, New York Democrat and Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer announced late Wednesday that the Senate would pass them hours before confirming Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, enacting a wild wave of legislation on schedule.

Lawmakers hailed the lopsided votes as sending an important and unified message as Russian soldiers continue a campaign of atrocities across Ukraine.

“No nation whose military commits war crimes deserves free trade status with the United States,” Schumer said Thursday. “No despicable thug like Putin deserves to be on equal footing with the leaders of the free world. He is a menace and an outcast who has ensured his place in history will be one of disgrace eternal.

The difficulty of passing legislation broadly backed by Republicans and Democrats in both houses to punish Russia — and replicating efforts announced by the White House nearly a month ago — has raised bleak prospects for future attempts by lawmakers to adopt drastic measures aimed at supporting Ukraine.

Senators on Wednesday night passed a bill to resurrect the Lend-Lease Act of 1941, last used during World War II to help allies fighting Germany, loan military equipment to the Ukraine. It passed after 9 p.m. without warning or debate, using a mechanism that automatically approves legislation unless a senator on the floor objects, indicating that lawmakers feared one or more of their colleagues do not travel to thwart the passage of the bill.

The measures passed Thursday were the first stand-alone bills intended to punish Moscow or help Kyiv that Congress has sent to Mr. Biden’s office in the more than 40 days since Russia invaded. The most significant bill Congress passed to help Ukraine was the $13.6 billion military and humanitarian assistance package passed last month, which was tied to a must-have federal spending bill. .

The United States’ decision to strip Russia of its preferential trading status – known as “permanent normal trade relations” – carries symbolic weight, but trade experts have said it will have a limited economic effect compared to other sanctions that have been imposed. The revocation of this status has a much greater effect for the European Union, Russia’s largest trading partner.

In the House, three Republican lawmakers — Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Thomas Massie of Kentucky — opposed the trade bill. Nine lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats, opposed legislation targeting Russian energy products.


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Palace promise ‘new normal’ PH by end of Duterte’s term https://dagulfsghost.com/palace-promise-new-normal-ph-by-end-of-dutertes-term/ Fri, 01 Apr 2022 15:02:00 +0000 https://dagulfsghost.com/palace-promise-new-normal-ph-by-end-of-dutertes-term/ People walk in the afternoon heat in Quezon City on March 23, 2022. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News/Dossier MANILA – The government will “use everything” in its power to see the Philippines reach a “new normal” by the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term, Malacañang said on Friday. The Palace’s acting deputy spokesman Kris Ablan said […]]]>
People walk in the afternoon heat in Quezon City on March 23, 2022. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News/Dossier

MANILA – The government will “use everything” in its power to see the Philippines reach a “new normal” by the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term, Malacañang said on Friday.

The Palace’s acting deputy spokesman Kris Ablan said the country also aims to fully vaccinate 100% of the eligible population against COVID-19 by June.

“We will use everything in our power to achieve 100% vaccination and return to our new normal before the president steps down on June 30,” Ablan said during a press briefing.

The COVID-19 task force has yet to issue guidelines for the new normal, but officials have floated the idea of ​​an “Alert Level 0”.

Under-Secretary of the Interior Epimaco Densing said last month that under said quarantine level, COVID-19 could be treated like a regular flu, with local governments having more power to manage rising cases.

It is also important, he said, that persistent respiratory disease be declared endemic.

The Philippines has continued to record fewer than 400 daily COVID-19 cases for the past 6 days, according to data analyzed by the ABS-CBN Data Analytics team.

The government has fully vaccinated some 65.8 million people, or 73.11% of the target. The government aims to fully vaccinate 90 million people by the end of June.

Metro Manila and 197 regions in the country are under the loosest Level 1 alert status, which requires a region to have a relatively high COVID-19 vaccination rate and low healthcare utilization. risk.

Only 57 areas have yet to be defused to Alert Level 1, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said.

“So always remember that for us to ensure that the population will be adequately protected despite the easing of restrictions, vaccination must be high to protect and protect,” she said at the same briefing.

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The White House told Hill of its concerns over the agreement to suspend normal trade relations with Belarus and Russia https://dagulfsghost.com/the-white-house-told-hill-of-its-concerns-over-the-agreement-to-suspend-normal-trade-relations-with-belarus-and-russia/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 04:05:00 +0000 https://dagulfsghost.com/the-white-house-told-hill-of-its-concerns-over-the-agreement-to-suspend-normal-trade-relations-with-belarus-and-russia/ US Vice President Kamala Harris is set to begin her trip to Poland and Romania tomorrow as the Biden administration continues to show support for Ukraine and US eastern NATO allies as the he Russian invasion of Ukraine is entering a dangerous new phase. Harris’ trip will take place from Wednesday through March 11 and […]]]>

US Vice President Kamala Harris is set to begin her trip to Poland and Romania tomorrow as the Biden administration continues to show support for Ukraine and US eastern NATO allies as the he Russian invasion of Ukraine is entering a dangerous new phase.

Harris’ trip will take place from Wednesday through March 11 and will include stops in Warsaw and Bucharest, according to a Friday announcement from the White House.

She will meet with leaders from both countries to coordinate their response to the Russian invasion and discuss how the United States can further support countries neighboring Ukraine as they prepare to welcome Ukrainian refugees fleeing the conflict. .

The White House said the leaders “will also discuss their continued support for the people of Ukraine through security, economic and humanitarian assistance and our determination to impose severe economic consequences on Russia and those who are complicit in the Russian invasion.

The trip comes as the Pentagon on Tuesday rejected Poland’s offer to transfer its MiG-29 fighter jets to the United States for delivery to Ukraine.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said in a statement that the Pentagon does not believe Poland’s proposal is ‘tenable’, just hours after Polish officials issued a statement saying the government was ready. to deploy all of its MiG-29 fighter jets on the US Air Force’s Rammstein. Air Base in Germany so that they can then be supplied to Ukraine in its fight against Russia.

Kirby said the decision to transfer Polish-owned planes to Ukraine was “ultimately one for the Polish government”, adding that the proposal shows the complexities of the issue as Russia has made statements threats over weapons supplied to Ukrainians for use against Russia. forces.

The idea as laid out by Poland was too risky, Kirby said, as the United States and NATO seek to avoid an outright conflict between the alliance and Russia.

More background: The Defense Department statement was released late Tuesday after the Polish proposal caught the Biden administration completely off guard, multiple sources told CNN.

While Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded for more planes amid the Russian invasion, the offer had not been discussed with the United States before making it public and Polish officials have not. Nor spoke with Secretary of State Antony Blinken when he was recently in Poland.

US officials have privately weighed sending planes to Ukraine, but have repeatedly noted the difficult logistical challenges associated with the operation.

Poland’s surprise announcement complicates what had already been a high-stakes visit by Vice President Kamala Harris, who is due to land in Warsaw on Wednesday evening.

Harris was expected to discuss the fighter jet issue while in Poland, officials said. The White House previously said it was in talks with the Polish government about a plan for Poland to supply Ukraine with its Soviet-era fighter jets and for the United States to fill the planes with F-16s.

Harris is still scheduled to leave Wednesday morning for Poland, but there are now intensive conversations within the administration about how to work with Poland to reach some sort of deal to allow planes to reach Ukraine.

CNN’s Jeremy Herb, Kylie Atwood, Jennifer Hansler and Oren Liebermann contributed to this post.


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How to Upgrade Normal and Special Weapons in Elden Ring https://dagulfsghost.com/how-to-upgrade-normal-and-special-weapons-in-elden-ring/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://dagulfsghost.com/how-to-upgrade-normal-and-special-weapons-in-elden-ring/ Ring of Elden has many different aspects of character building and customization. One of them is upgrading weapons and ashes of war. While the process isn’t particularly obvious to the player, upgrading armaments makes a Terni’s life more bearable and even more enjoyable. The main benefit of upgrading weapons is higher damage output. Here we […]]]>

Ring of Elden has many different aspects of character building and customization. One of them is upgrading weapons and ashes of war. While the process isn’t particularly obvious to the player, upgrading armaments makes a Terni’s life more bearable and even more enjoyable.

The main benefit of upgrading weapons is higher damage output. Here we will go over the steps involved in upgrading normal and special weapons in the Ring of Elden upgrade system.

Upgrade Normal Weapons

Many weapons in Ring of Elden are under the normal upgrade progression system and require regular Smithing Stones for reinforcement.

Forging stones

Forging Stones can be found all around the Midlands in a variety of ways, including buying them from vendors, looting them from corpses or chests, and even finding them on the walls of a mine shaft. Ring of Elden provides several opportunities for players to encounter and purchase these upgrade materials.

Normal smithing stones range from Smithing Stone [1] at Smithing Stone [8] and upgrade normal weapons from level zero to level 24. The number of stones required for each level increases in quantity and quality as weapon upgrades increase.

For example:

  • Weapon boost +1 requires two Smithing Stone [1].
  • Weapon boost +2 requires four Smithing Stone [1].
  • +3 Weapon Strengthening requires six Smithing Stone [1].
  • Weapon boost +4 requires two Smithing Stone [2].

This leveling process continues up to the +24 weapon. At this point, an Ancient Dragon Forging Stone is needed to strengthen the weapon to +25. This is the maximum enhancement level for normal weapon types.

Improved special weapons

Special weapons require Dark Forge Stones for reinforcement. These weapons tend to be more powerful than their normal counterparts and can be advanced up to a maximum boost of +10.

Dark Forge Stones

Like Smithing Stones, Somber Smithing Stones can be found in many different areas of the game. Players can usually find them in treasure chests, on corpses, or even purchase them from NPCs.

Unlike Normal Reinforcement, Special Reinforcement follows a more prototypical upgrade pattern where the quality of the material is equivalent to the quality of the upgrade.

For example:

  • Weapon boost +1 requires Dark Forge Stone [1].
  • +2 Weapon Enhancement Requires Dark Forge Stone [2].

This continues up to the +9 weapon and ends with a Dark Elder Dragon Forging Stone advancing the weapon to a +10 buff.

How to strengthen

Players can go to a few different characters to power up their weapons.

First option: the church of Elleh

Just north of the First Step of Grace site, blacksmithing tools are available to the player to make their own reinforcement. It’s decent early in the game, giving players a way to get their hands on upgraded weapons earlier in their game. Players can boost normal and special weapons here up to +3 before having to seek out a blacksmith.

Option Two: Hewg Forge Master

Once the player enters the round table, they will have access to weapon reinforcements through Smithing Master Hewg. Here players can strengthen their weapons to completion and even apply Ashes of War to normal weapons.

Option 3: Master Blacksmith Iji

Smithing Master Iji is another blacksmith NPC who can upgrade the player’s weapons. It’s on the northwest side of Liurnia of the Lakes, just past the ruins of Kingsrealm, next to the road leading to the site of Grace’s Mansion.

Here players can strengthen their weapons until the end and buy Dark Forge Stones [1] by [4]. Master Iji offers unlimited Dark Forge Stones [1] and [2] and a limited number of Dark Smithing Stones [3] and [4].

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INTERVIEW: Glander International Bunkering seeks growth as ‘new normal’ market expands, says CEO https://dagulfsghost.com/interview-glander-international-bunkering-seeks-growth-as-new-normal-market-expands-says-ceo/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 00:04:43 +0000 https://dagulfsghost.com/interview-glander-international-bunkering-seeks-growth-as-new-normal-market-expands-says-ceo/ Stacks Singapore bunker sales will remain strong in 2021 HSFO sales supported by a favorable Hi-5 spread Company to expand into new markets, committed to maritime decarbonization Glander International Bunkering is looking for growth and expects to see a ‘new normal’ in the shipping and bunker market as global trade recovers, with the port of […]]]>
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Singapore bunker sales will remain strong in 2021

HSFO sales supported by a favorable Hi-5 spread

Company to expand into new markets, committed to maritime decarbonization

Glander International Bunkering is looking for growth and expects to see a ‘new normal’ in the shipping and bunker market as global trade recovers, with the port of Singapore set for another year of strong demand due to its drive towards cleaner fuels and the immediate availability of HSFO, said company CEO Carsten Ladekjær.

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“Last year we noticed a shift in demand partly caused by COVID-19 and in some cases in favor of higher flow ports such as Singapore,” Ladekjær told S&P Global Platts in a statement. interview on August 4.

“The correlation between these changes and the regional shutdowns was quite remarkable…This year I think we could see greater demand growth in Singapore and the rest of the world, in line with the recovery of the global economy. “, he added.

Singapore, the world’s largest bunker port, saw a 5% year-on-year increase in bunker sales volumes in 2020, according to data from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

This happened even as many major hubs around the world saw their sales volumes plummet as the weakening global macroeconomy amid the spread of the coronavirus severely hampered demand for oil, while oil restrictions Shipping and the complexities of crew changes have also reduced international trade.

In addition, Singapore’s trading community had to deal last year with the bankruptcy of Hin Leong, one of the world’s largest collapses of an oil trading company.

But Singapore quickly adapted after the setback, Ladekjær said. Following Hin Leong’s collapse, new suppliers quickly emerged and others stepped in to fill the void, he said.

“As a result, the vendor landscape has changed rapidly in Singapore, with new entrants as well as established players eager and ready to take their market share,” he added.

When it comes to the global bunker market, the credit situation has also remained fairly balanced, Ladekjær said, adding that high freight rates have also prompted customers in some important segments to pay on time and thus free up credit. for more deliveries with the same supplier or trader, he says.

“The big question remains whether this will continue, or whether we will see the credit situation tightening in the future,” he added.

HSFO Application Support

Singapore’s marine fuel sales to date in 2021 have been mainly supported by strong demand for high sulfur fuel oil, reflecting the continued increase in scrubber installations by shipowners, driven by a favorable price differential between low and high sulfur fuel oil, known as Hi-5 spread.

In June, sales of Singapore’s high sulfur bunker fuel oil, which includes 180 CST, 380 CST and 500 CST bunker fuel grades, increased 31.9% year-on-year to 1.06 million tonnes in June and accounted for 25.8% of the month’s total sales, the latest MPA data showed.


“Right now we are seeing a price differential of around $120/mt in Singapore between HSFO and VLSFO,” Ladekjær said.

“From an economic point of view, this should make washers attractive again. In addition, we are seeing that, in maritime segments in particular, which are currently under pressure, having a washer can make the difference between achieving whether or not the balance with current freight rates.” he added.


Meanwhile, HSFO supply will likely continue to be limited to larger flow ports such as Singapore, Ladekjær said.

“In order to supply HSFO, you need to dedicate supply assets, which means you need to have a certain flow of demand,” Ladekjær said.

Access to competitive products is also necessary. If those parameters can be met, some smaller port providers might also start offering HSFO, but such cases will be the exception rather than the rule, he said.

The company is looking to expand

Glander International Bunkering’s marine fuel volumes for its 2020-21 fiscal year to April 30 increased 18.7% year-on-year despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, the company announced earlier.

“Looking at the 2021-22 financial year compared to the previous year, we remain cautiously optimistic,” Ladekjær said.

After experiencing an increase in demand during the transition to the International Maritime Organization’s global low-sulphur mandate, the Fujairah bunker market has been somewhat negatively affected by regional sanctions and the global pandemic, as low oil prices were caused by a drop in demand, he said.

“I am confident that Fujairah is coming back strong, and we will continue to focus on this market as well,” Ladekjær said.

The company continues to seek growth in new markets around the world and was closely monitoring geographic gaps to expand its global reach, he added.

Montreal recently became the company’s second branch in North America and the ninth in the world, specializing in northern territories like Canada and the east coast of the United States.

Glander International Bunkering also remains firmly committed to the IMO decarbonization targets.

“Our ambition is to assume the same role in the industry that we have today. That is to act as a trusted advisor to our business partners and to provide relevant energy solutions through all types of industry changes through a global supplier network,” said Ladekjær.

“On the path to decarbonization, we will continue to let our financial strength work with and for our customers and suppliers, ensure counterparty security for everyone we deal with, put in place quality assurance measures, and above all to offer reasonable conditions to our valued customers around the world,” he added.


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Normal? | Philstar.com https://dagulfsghost.com/normal-philstar-com/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://dagulfsghost.com/normal-philstar-com/ It’s hard to define what normal is these days. As for the new normal, that means it’s not normal. Even the government is ambivalent. Of course, the number of new cases is down significantly. That’s why they dared to downgrade our alert status to level 1. Good news for business. But our health authorities always […]]]>

It’s hard to define what normal is these days. As for the new normal, that means it’s not normal.

Even the government is ambivalent. Of course, the number of new cases is down significantly. That’s why they dared to downgrade our alert status to level 1. Good news for business. But our health authorities always remind us to observe health precautions, otherwise the “new normal” will be short-lived.

Of course, many of us are eager to reclaim our lives that were put on hold two years ago by this virus. But in our rush to make up for lost time, let’s not forget that the virus is still here.

It’s election season and our officials want us to believe that they have succeeded in fighting the virus. So they sign a piece of paper saying we are now at Alert Level 1. But what does that actually mean?

Moving to Alert Level 1 means there will be more economic activity that will stimulate the economy. That’s why they declare it.

Under Alert Level 1, we can travel anywhere in the country, regardless of age and co-morbidities or health risks. Public transport will operate at full capacity. We can make summer vacation plans and save the domestic tourism industry.

All establishments, private offices and workplaces can operate at full capacity. But flexible and alternative working arrangements can still continue.

Socio-economic planning secretary Karl Chua said moving to alert level 1 would generate 9.4 billion pula of additional economic output per week. Metro Manila will come back to life and contribute one-third of the country’s overall gross domestic product.

Secretary Chua also said moving to Alert Level 1 would reduce the number of unemployed Filipinos by 170,000.

The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), on behalf of big business, agrees that it is time to kick start the economic recovery.

“The move to Alert Level 1 is a welcome development as it provides a significant boost to our economic recovery… Without further capacity constraints, service businesses, such as restaurants and retail stores, would find lost customers…

“Allowing people to return to their offices and workplaces will not only benefit the economy. It will also address mental health issues caused by prolonged isolation and a lack of regular face-to-face interaction. Alert Level 1 also indicates that we are prepared to live with the virus by treating it as endemic.

Not too fast, MAP. The DOH has said COVID is not yet rampant. Technically, we are still in an epidemic.

In the United States, CNN Health reports that the drop in the number of COVID-19 cases “is leading to the lifting of mask mandates and more conversations about steps towards normalcy – but more people are dying from the coronavirus now than at most times of the pandemic.”

CNN noted that COVID-19 was “the deadliest for older adults and people with certain health conditions. Now people dying from COVID-19 tend to be younger than before, and they are overwhelmingly unvaccinated.

As for our Alert Level 1, our government is only transferring the responsibility of not getting sick with COVID to individuals. The DOH has warned that if we let our guard down and fail to follow health protocols, COVID cases may rise again.

Alert Level 1 was declared because the generals leading our COVID response realized they could not restrict our movements and control our behavior forever.

A New York Times article admits that every COVID restriction has public health benefits, as well as potential social and economic downsides.

It’s easy to say follow the science, but as the NYT pointed out, “Science, at its best, can give us an accurate picture of what those trade-offs are. But that cannot resolve the question – which is fundamentally political – of what trade-offs are worth making.

Thus, each of us must determine what our level of risk tolerance is.

“Those concerned about contracting the virus or passing it on to others would retain the option of one-way masking, which experts say can still provide good protection,” the NYT pointed out.

The NYT has given these guidelines which are useful to keep in mind when mask mandates are lifted: a person with N95/KN95/KF94: 90% protection; a person with a surgical mask: ~50% protection; two people with a surgical mask: ~75% protection and two people with N95/KN95/KF94: 99% protection.

If you’re vaccinated, boosted, and wear a tight-fitting N95 or similar mask indoors, “your risk is extremely low,” Joseph Allen, a Harvard COVID and ventilation expert, told The Atlantic.

Abdullah Shihipar, a public health researcher based at Brown University, wrote in Slate: “If we share the burden of masking in public spaces, not only will vulnerable people be better protected, but cases will decline faster.

It means that people have to develop a sense for the common good. Well… good luck with that. We’ve seen that even with a mask mandate, many people are lax and wear flimsy masks under their noses.

So it’s up to you to decide how to protect yourself. We are still at war with the virus, but the virus is now in guerrilla mode, probably mutating to escape the effect of vaccines and therapeutics designed to eliminate it. A super variant can still occur.

We have developed habits during this pandemic that are good to keep. Working from home for those who can, is worth keeping.

I always decline invitations to lunches and meetings and prefer to do Zoom and FaceTime or text on Viber or Messenger. I find the technology useful, efficient and practical. And I save on gas.

Alert Level 1 means nothing to me. I will always wear a mask when I go out, avoid crowds and practice social distancing. I hope that buildings, malls, grocery stores, restaurants improve their ventilation system (especially in elevators) or that the government forces them to do so.

The COVID pandemic has taught us a lot to keep. Many are basic hygiene practices. The Japanese have been masking themselves for decades when they have a cold. Protecting ourselves and everyone around us from viruses is responsible citizenship. No, we are not back to normal yet.

Boo Chanco’s email address is [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @boochanco


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