Release Date Set for Big Sky, Starring Aaron Tveit & Bella Thorne

first_imgYour favorite Broadway bachelor Aaron Tveit’s previously reported movie Big Sky has a release date! The film, which also stars Bella Thorne, Kyra Sedgwick and Frank Grillo will hit theaters and video on demand on August 14.Directed by Mexican filmmaker Jorge Michel Grau (whose We Are What We Are centered on a family of cannibals), the dark film features Tveit as an emotionally and physically scarred young man. “He dealt with some abuse when he was a kid,” Tveit revealed exclusively to Broadway.com. “You come to find out he got hit in the head with a shovel by his mom and because of this, he has some issues. It’s definitely a part I’ve never played before. I get to really challenge myself with some physical impediments. I’m nervous about it, but in a really good way. Good nervous!”Check out Tveit’s third appearance on Show People With Paul Wontorek below. View Commentslast_img read more

d’Amico Joint Venture Agrees to Sell MR Tanker

first_imgEco Tankers, a joint venture of Venice Shipping and Logistics and d’Amico International Shipping, has signed a memorandum of agreement to sell an MR product tanker.Under the deal, the joint venture’s 49,990 dwt MT High Sun would be disposed for a consideration of USD 28.7 million. The unit was built in 2014 by South Korea’s shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo.d’Amico, that holds a 33% participation in the JV, said that the transaction would result in a profit on disposal and allows Eco Tankers to generate around USD 12.8 million in cash, net of commissions and the reimbursement of the vessel’s existing loan.“The sale price confirms the market’s improving fundamentals, with prices and time-charter rates for eco MR vessels on an upward trend over the last eighteen months,” Paolo d’Amico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of d’Amico International Shipping, said.As of today, d’Amico’s fleet comprises 49.5 double-hulled product tankers, of which 23 owned, 17.5 chartered-in and 9 bareboat chartered-in.last_img read more

The Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs hosts Men’s Week

first_img Share Share Share 359 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img LifestyleLocalNews The Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs hosts Men’s Week by: – November 19, 2018 Tweet The Bureau of Gender Affairs, Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs in collaboration with the Caribbean Male Action Network (CariMAN) Dominica Chapter, will celebrate International Men’s Day on Monday, November 19, 2018.This globally celebrated day focuses on several dimensions including men’s and boy’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It recognizes the achievements and contributions of men to the community, family, marriage, and child care.This year, the local theme is “Empowering Men to build resilient communities.” This year, the theme speaks to the importance of men as positive male role models and their contributions to the community and family as our country pushes forward to build a resilient nation.Acting Director, Bureau of Gender Affairs, says “We are cognizant of the important role men play in achieving gender equality, reconciling work-family life and impacting the future of our children.  The Bureau of Gender Affairs continues to engage an inclusive approach to the promotion of gender equality, economic balance and growth and sustainable development.More specifically we need to empower our younger men to become positive change agents.  Over the next year, we will undertake several male-centered initiatives to engage men and boys to create gender-equitable progress”.Mrs. Helen Royer, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs, says “The role of men in the family has undergone many demographic, socio-economic and cultural transformations impacting the formation, stability and overall well-being of families However, men continue to be the key to sound family structures and without sound family structures we cannot build a resilient society. We want to continue to engage our men in healthy discourses, not only this week but in the long run, so that we can strive for gender equality and patiently attempt to remove the negative images and the stigma associated with men in our society.”In observance of International Men’s Day, the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs in collaboration with the Caribbean Male Action Network (CariMAN) Dominica Chapter will be hosting MEN’S WEEK.Men’s Week will feature ongoing radio programs and television programs, as well as a visit to the Bureau of Gender Affairs for Counselling from Monday to Wednesday, a Health Fair for Men, on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the Government Headquarters (Ground Floor), and a panel Discussion under the theme “Empowering Men to Build Resilient Communities,” on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm, at the University of the West Indies Auditorium, among others.The Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs encourages everyone to support Men’s Week and continue to recognize the critical role men can play in families, communities and country.International Men’s Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated every year on the 19 of November. Inaugurated in 1992 on February by Thomas Oaster, Men’s Day was conceived one year earlier on 8 February 1991.  The project was re-initialised in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago.The objectives of celebrating an International Men’s Day, set out in “The Six Pillars of International Men’s Day”, include focusing on men’s and boys’ health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting male role models.It is an occasion to highlight discrimination against men and boys and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care.  The broader and ultimate aim of the event is to promote basic humanitarian values.  Today, International Men’s Day is celebrated in over 70 countries.last_img read more

Watch tiny robots swim through an eyeball to deliver medicine

first_img Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Watch tiny robots swim through an eyeball to deliver medicine By Frankie SchembriNov. 7, 2018 , 2:50 PM Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Although the mere thought of a swarm of microrobots burrowing into an eyeball is enough to make some people squirm, scientists believe tiny, controllable delivery vehicles could be the future of eye medicine. Now, researchers have developed a tiny, rotini-shaped spiral that could one day be deployed in the thousands for targeted drug delivery.Current treatments for eye diseases such as glaucoma or diabetic macular edema are delivered through direct injection or eyedrops. Those methods are effective but imprecise, often blanketing the entire eye in medication.So scientists used nanoscale 3D printing to create spiral-shaped robots small enough to pass through the dense jelly known as the vitreous humor that makes up most of the eyeball. The researchers added a slippery coating and magnetic materials so they could propel the microbots through the eye using a magnetic field.center_img Email The scientists then collected pig eyes from a slaughterhouse, injected a solution containing about 10,000 bots into each eye, and then placed them in a magnetic field, which they used to propel the bots to the retina at the back of the eye. Imaging showed the swarm successfully reached the retina in less than 30 minutes, about 10 times faster than letting similar-size particles diffuse through the eye, the researchers reported last week in Science Advances.The technology is still a long way from reaching the clinic. First, the researchers need to test the spiral bots in a living animal’s eye before they can begin testing in human patients. Then, they need to come up with a new, safe, easy-to-dissolve material for the bots, which are currently made with nickel. Once that happens, they say, all eyes will be on whether the bots will work well in humans. Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Countrylast_img read more