NDP unveils parts of climate plan in motion as the Green Party

first_imgOTTAWA — NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says his party will cut Canada’s emissions almost in half over the next decade as he tries to stake out a claim to the climate change agenda in the looming federal election.The pledge is one contained in an NDP motion expected today in the House of Commons that will lay out eight broad strokes of the NDP’s climate change platform. The motion asks for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to declare “an environment and climate emergency” as well as pledge to cut emissions more deeply, eliminate government aid to the fossil fuel industry and cancel the planned expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.“We want to reflect the urgency people are feeling,” Singh said in an interview with The Canadian Press.That urgency for him means a slow end to the Canadian oil sector, which Singh says is on its way out whether Canadians like the idea or not.“This is the direction the world is headed,” he said.The motion comes just one week after the Green Party earned a resounding victory in a Vancouver Island byelection which most political observers ­– Singh included – believe was a message from voters for politicians to start taking climate change more seriously.Singh however insists today’s motion is not an attempt to beat back Green support, which would affect both NDP and Liberal fortunes in the fall.In fact Singh insists whatever message voters were sending last week in Nanaimo-Ladysmith, it was to the governing Liberals, not the NDP, even though the NDP won the seat in 2015. The byelection was triggered when Sheila Malcolmson resigned after just three years as an MP to run provincially in British Columbia.The Green Party’s Paul Manly now represents the riding, only the second Green MP ever elected in Canada. The NDP finished a distant third and the Liberals an even more distant fourth.“When voters want to send a message it’s to people making the decisions,” he said. “It’s encouraging to see people sending a message on climate change.”Last October, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned drastic cuts to emissions are needed in the next decade to prevent global warming from becoming catastrophic. That report suggested Canada’s Paris climate change commitment, which would mean cutting annual greenhouse gas emissions by about 28 per cent compared to where they are now, is nowhere near enough.Singh won’t put a specific number on his targets yet but he agrees the motion is “subtly suggesting” the NDP would aim for the UN targets, which would mean Canada has to cut emissions almost in half by 2030.The Liberal government’s climate plan, including the carbon tax, getting rid of coal as a source of electricity and subsidizing the purchase of electric cars, still leaves Canada nearly 90 million tonnes shy of hitting the existing goal.To slash more deeply would require more drastic action in Canada’s energy sector. Oil and gas production and refining accounts for about one-quarter of all Canada’s emissions, but also more than six per cent of the economic activity and more than half a million direct and indirect jobs.New Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has warned of the separatist angst growing in Alberta as the energy sector has struggled in recent years, but Singh said the NDP would ensure there is a plan to transition Alberta workers to the new-age economy.“We need thousands and thousands of people to work to fight climate change,” he said.Mia Rabson, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Big Country Stars To Play In Peoria For St Jude

first_imgSome of the biggest names in Country music will “Play in Peoria” with more than 17 acts coming together over 3 days for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, all to help raise awareness in the fight against childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.Jennifer Nettles, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, Randy Houser and more, will join headliners Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr., and Trace Adkins, July 18-20, 2014 at Ravina on the Lakes in Peoria, IL.“Proceeds from ticket sales, merchandise, memorabilia and a text to donate campaign are some of the opportunities to raise funds”, explains Brad Maloney, VP of Blu Entertainment Group and organizer of the festival. “We are honored to be partners with St. Jude, this charity is very dear to so many in our community”.“St. Jude is thankful for this partnership with Country Life Music Festival. The group of artists and business partners making this event possible are all long-time St. Jude supporters. Seeing the community embrace this event, country music and the mission of helping kids with cancer and other deadly diseases is truly inspiring” says Michael Joseph, President of the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate Board.“It’s amazing how many people and how many companies have reached out to get involved,” adds Maloney. “Coors Light has been announced as the Title Sponsor, Cumulus Radio and their NASH FM brand is on board, as well as local companies R.J. Distributing, Petersen Hotels and Morton Buildings. It’s really coming together, and we have some surprises planned”, promises Maloney. “This is going to be a great event for St. Jude, the artists, and our entire community”.Ravina on the Lakes is set in the midst of a 120 acre private park, just minutes from the Grand Prairie Mall and Interstate 474 in Peoria.Single day and 3 day tickets are available online or by calling Blu Entertainment at 309-268-1202. General admission lawn seating, reserved seating, party pit and VIP options are available. Off-site camping with complimentary shuttle service is also available.last_img read more

EU officials firms meet African leaders to talk investment

first_imgBERLIN — European officials and companies are meeting in Vienna with African leaders for talks on increasing investment in the continent.Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country currently holds the rotating EU presidency, told ORF broadcaster Tuesday that more than 1,000 business people were attending the EU-Africa forum.Kurz says he hopes this is a “good start signal for more European investment in Africa so that the African continent, when it comes to investment, isn’t just conceded to the Chinese.”African Union Chairman Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s president, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi were among the leaders on hand for the forum.The Associated Presslast_img

Unhealthy diets could undo progress on food security in AsiaPacific warns UN

“Good nutrition depends on raising awareness about healthy foods and choices, as well as efficient, affordable and sustainable systems to deliver that food,” said Kundhavi Kadiresan, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the Asia-Pacific region, announcing findings from the agency’s regional report on food security and nutrition. “If we are to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of [ending hunger] in the region, we must invest to improve our food systems and pool our knowledge and resources to meet our current food and nutrition challenges head on.” The FAO report, 2017 Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition has revealed that while food security has improved for millions of people in Asia and the Pacific, hunger and malnutrition appear to be rising in some areas, leaving roughly half-a-billion people undernourished. The situation is particularly dire for children below five, with one in four children suffering from stunting – impaired growth and development, often as a result of poor nutrition. At the same time, report also found that obesity is on the rise, with “significant increases” in the prevalence of overweight children over the past 15 years, especially in South Asia (from three per cent to seven per cent) and Oceania (five per cent to nearly 10 per cent). VIDEO: FAO and Government of Bangladesh carry out project in southern delta region with USAID fund, contributing to improving food security of women and children. Credit: FAO The report was released Friday at a regional symposium on sustainable food systems in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Organized by FAO, in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank, the symposium focuses on policies that can improve food systems, and promote better nutrition and healthier diets. The event was opened by the FAO Special Goodwill Ambassador for Zero Hunger in the region, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, who urged participants to work together to find solutions. “The world has committed to zero hunger and improving nutrition as a key outcome of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We must look at improving our current systems of production and patterns of consumption, and set a course of action,” she said. The symposium is a component of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025, which aims to increase investments and actions to improve people’s diets and nutrition. Graph: Prevalence of undernourishment in Asia-Pacific Video: Safer poultry for better nutrition read more

Oxford University agrees to let in disadvantaged students with lower grades

Oxford University will offer places with lower grades to students from disadvantaged backgrounds for the first time in its 900-year history.The radical scheme marks a “sea change” in the university’s admissions process. However, it comes amid criticism from middle-class Oxford rejects and headteachers that private school students are being “squeezed out” by the University’s current diversity drive.From 2020, 250 state school students will receive free tuition and accommodation as part of a multi-million-pound recruitment bid for disadvantaged students.However, 50 students in the new intake – which will include refugees and young carers – will be eligible to receive offers “made on the basis of lower contextual A-level grades, rather than the university’s standard offers”. Last year Labour MP David Lammy became embroiled in a Twitter row with Oxford University after he dubbed the institution “a bastion of white, middle class, southern privilege”. It came following data that revealed that eight of the 29 colleges included in a report accepted fewer than three black applicants in the past three years.In 2017, Oxford admitted more pupils from the private Westminster School (49), than it did black students (48).Earlier this month The Telegraph reported that black students were failing to apply for the University of Cambridge, according to Professor Graham Virgo, its pro-vice-chancellor, because there is a lack of Afro-Caribbean hairdressers in the city.A number of top universities have launched “contextual offer” schemes in recent years, where pupils from poor backgrounds or lower-performing state schools can gain entry with lower grades.Bristol University launched a scheme in 2016 whereby courses that may typically require top grades at A-level will be offered to “high potential” pupils from local schools with grades as low as C.From September, students on an “access” scheme at University College London will also be made offers of up to two grades below what is ordinarily required.However, the diversity drive has sparked frustration among some in the education sector.  Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, head of the £36,000-a-year Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, said that the number of privately-educated children getting places at Oxbridge had been “driven down” as part of efforts to boost diversity. Typical offers from the university usually range between A*A*A and AAA depending on the subject. However, those studying under the new scheme could be accepted into the university with offers as low as ABB. This marks the first time under the current admissions system that lower grades will be accepted from some students.In an announcement today, the University revealed that it will launch two new programmes, entitled Opportunity Oxford and Foundation Oxford, in a bid to boost diversity. Both schemes will be fully funded by the university. However, The Telegraph understands that education bosses will look into donor funding in the coming months. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Foundation Oxford will be open to 50 students with “high academic potential” who have personally experienced particularly severe disadvantage or educational disruption – as well as refugees and carers – and will last for a year. Students will have to pass the ‘Foundation’ year before being admitted to their undergraduate course.Meanwhile, Opportunity Oxford will run for two weeks and is aimed at 200 students from more disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds who are on track for the required grades, but who “need additional support to transition successfully from school to Oxford”.By 2023 the university aims for 25 per cent of its intake to hail from the UK’s most under-represented backgrounds, up from the 15 per cent currently. He recently told The Times that private-school parents claimed that their children were being “edged out” by social engineering.Both of Oxford University’s new schemes are tailored for bright but low-income pupils who are offered a place but struggle to meet the final requirements, or need help making the transition.Participants will all be based at Oxford colleges before they continue on to the undergraduate degree for which they were admitted. Prof Louise Richardson, vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford, said that the new recruitment drive marks “a sea change in Oxford admissions”.”Colleagues from across the University, its colleges and departments have united behind a commitment to accelerate the pace at which we are diversifying our student body and ensuring that every academically exceptional student in the country knows that they have a fair chance of a place at Oxford,” she said.Universities are coming under increasing pressure from the higher education regulator to admit more students from ethnic minorities and disadvantaged backgrounds. read more

Severe turbulence caused loss of altitude on United Airlines flight to Dublin

first_imgUpdated 19.30A NUMBER OF passengers on a United Airlines flight that landed in Dublin Airport this morning sustained minor injuries when the plane lost height while in the air after experiencing severe turbulence.It is understood that the Boeing 757, which was flying from New York, lost altitude suddenly during the descent into Dublin. It landed safely in the airport just before 7am.TheJournal.ie understands that one elderly person was taken to hospital by ambulance with a cut to their head and seven other passengers were treated at the scene for minor surface injuries.A spokesperson for United Airlines said the plane encountered “severe turbulence” during its descent, during which the seatbelt sign was illuminated.“The Boeing 757 with 129 customers and 8 crew on board landed safely at Dublin Airport where it was met by medical personnel and United customer service staff,” the spokesperson said.“One customer was taken to hospital to receive medical attention and has since been discharged. Seven other customers sustained minor injuries and were released by medical services,” he said.A Dublin Airport Authority spokesperson confirmed that emergency services did attend and there were no issues with the plane on the runway.United Airlines said it is conducting a review into what happened.This article was first published at 12pm.Read: “Mechanical issue” forces UA flight to make Dublin emergency landing>last_img read more

TD calls for government response to suspensions at Stewarts Care

first_imgTHE GOVERNMENT MUST address the suspension a number of staff at a care facility “as a matter of priority”, TD Colm Keaveney has said.In this first statement as Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on disabilities and mental health, Deputy Keaveney questioned how long the allegations into standards of care at Stewarts Care Ltd have been known to health authorities.A number of staff at Stewarts Care in Palmerstown, Dublin, a facility which provides services for those with intellectual disabilities, have been suspended over allegations of abuse or neglect.“Now more than ever it is extremely important that there is public confidence in [these] services,” Keaveney said.300 peopleThe institution operates residential services for 300 people, and a number of day services for twice that number.They describe themselves as working “with the most profoundly disabled people with whom other services cannot easily cope”.It also offers a range of pre-school services children with “a developmental delay”.Keaveney called on Minister Kathleen Lynch to address the issue, saying the “most robust monitoring and investigation” is required to deal with such allegations of abuse at these institutions.The former Labour party chairman joined Fianna Fáil earlier this week following his departure from the Labour party last year.Read: “Colm Keaveney would join Hezbollah if he thought it would advance his career” >last_img read more

Protocole de Kyoto le Mécanisme de développement propre sur la sellette

first_imgProtocole de Kyoto : le Mécanisme de développement propre sur la selletteLes discussions qui auront lieu afin de prolonger le protocole de Kyoto pourraient bien être bloquées par certains des pays participants et ainsi menacer le Mécanisme de développement propre (MDP). Celui-ci promeut le financement par les pays riches de projets favorisant les énergies renouvelables dans les pays en développement en échange de crédits d’émission.Le Mécanisme de développement propre (MDP) offre l’opportunité aux pays industrialisés et à leurs entreprises de financer des projets “propres”, c’est-à-dire favorisant les énergies renouvelables, ou encore la valorisation énergétique des déchets dans des pays du sud. En retour, ces pays peuvent bénéficier de crédits d’émissions de carbone.Lancé en 2005, le MDP, qui prévoit de contribuer à une réduction de 2,7 milliards de tonnes d’équivalent carbone d’ici 2012, a fourni une “énorme contribution” à la limitation du changement climatique et au développement durable, souligne Martin Hession, président du conseil exécutif du MDP.Malheureusement, ce programme intègre le protocole de Kyoto qui prend fin en 2012 et qui est fortement remis en question. Pour préparer le sommet prévu du 28 novembre au 9 décembre à Durban, en Afrique du Sud, les négociateurs de près de 200 pays sont réunis depuis samedi au Panama pour tenter de sauver Kyoto. Le protocole reste à ce jour le seul instrument légal qui contraint les pays industrialisés à réduire leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre.Des investissements en baisse Si l’Union européenne souhaite prolonger les accords au-delà de 2012, ce n’est pas le cas des Etats-Unis par exemple. De plus, les pays en développement refusent de poursuivre le MDP si les pays riches ne s’engagent pas, de leur côté, à limiter leurs émissions. “Mon intuition est que faute de seconde période d’engagement, le MDP n’a pas d’avenir”, confie Naoyuki Yamagishi, du Fonds mondial pour la nature (WWF). D’autant que le contrat du MDP ne prévoit pas l’arrêt du protocole de Kyoto.Au niveau financier aussi, l’incertitude qui plane sur l’avenir du protocole de Kyoto a un impact : la Banque mondiale a indiqué que les investissements dans le MDP sont en stagnation. Ils se sont élevés à 1,5 milliards de dollars en 2010, un montant inférieur aux investissements de la première année, en 2005. Plus de 3.000 projets recensés, la Chine en tête À lire aussiQuand le gaz échappé d’une montagne d’ordures fournit de l’électricité aux PhilippinesEn mai dernier, le nombre de MDP a dépassé la barre des 3.000 projets enregistrés dans 71 pays, indique Sciences et Avenir. Selon l’ONU, 2.600 autres projets étaient soumis à validation. La Chine est le pays qui en a le plus bénéficié (1.361 projets), devant l’Inde (650) et le Brésil (191). En Afrique, les investisseurs sont généralement beaucoup plus frileux à l’idée d’investir dans ces projets, aux lourdes contraintes administratives et techniques.Mais les écologistes remettent en cause le MDP lui-même puisque, pour eux, il encourage les investissements en énergie polluante grâce aux crédits obtenus par les financements de projets propres qui auraient probablement existé même sans ces aides. D’autant que beaucoup de ces projets propres ont été investis en Chine (le plus gros émetteur de gaz à effet de serre au monde), au détriment des pays les plus démunis.Le 10 octobre 2011 à 11:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

President CEO of The Historic Trust gets new job

first_imgMike True Mike True is leaving The Historic Trust after 12 years on staff. But he’s not going very far, only half a mile down the road to the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.True served most recently as the trust’s president and chief executive officer, but was first hired as the finance manager and worked his way up the chain.“It’s a bittersweet thing because I love my role here at The Historic Trust,” True said. “This is just a great opportunity for me moving forward.”He will serve as chief financial officer for M.J. Murdock starting in July, when he officially leaves The Historic Trust. True is staying on staff through the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration.“We are grateful for Mike’s creativity, tenacity and leadership as president and CEO for the past three years,” said Stacey Graham, chair of The Historic Trust board. “With his help, the board of directors has repositioned The Historic Trust for the future, expanding our efforts in the areas of education and outreach and historic preservation and property management. We are very glad that he is staying in our community and will be working with the Murdock Charitable Trust, a partner and friend of THT for many years, through many projects.”last_img read more

SW MiamiDade student who died of cancer honored with mural

first_imgCelebrating youth, community & giving by honoring one of our student’s life as we kick off the #1 @UnitedWayMiami campaign #MDCPSlivesunited pic.twitter.com/VUampQNOei— Miami Dade Schools (@MDCPS) September 30, 2016Friday’s project was sponsored by the United Way, as they kicked off their annual month-long partnership with Miami-Dade Schools focused on building a stronger Miami.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida community came together to honor a student who recently died of cancer with a mural at his school, Friday.Family members, students and volunteers gathered at Howard D. McMillan Middle School, in Southwest Miami-Dade, to paint the mural in memory of Alberto Hernandez.His mother, Nelvis Izquierdo-Hernandez, thanked all of those who helped, and passed along words of encouragement to her son’s former classmates. “You guys are all amazing, one-of-a-kind, intelligent and talented,” she said. “My God, there’s no limit. You are bound to do great things, and you’re equipped to do great things.”last_img read more

SourceMedia Offering Enhanced Data Access to Subscribers

first_imgMarketSight has fulfilled a similar role for SourceMedia internally, serving as a framework and analytics tool for the in-house research used to compile their regular reports. SourceMedia decided to essentially resell the platform directly to its clients after learning that several were already MarketSight customers.”We have always used MarketSight,” says Dana Jackson, research director for SourceMedia. “Now we’re giving [our clients] access to an online portal, so that they can manipulate the data themselves. It makes them more autonomous with the data-it’s theirs now.”Terms of the partnership with MarketSight were not disclosed, and client pricing for the new option will be determined on a case-by-case basis, according to Jackson, who could not provide an estimated dollar amount of what they will be charged.Several levels of pricing and utility are available as the type of access and number of authorized users can vary. Additional charges will be added on to existing contracts with current clients.”We do see it as a higher value service for [our subscribers],” Jackson says, while admitting they don’t think MarketSight is a fit for their entire client roster. Jackson estimates that some form of the service will appeal to about half of their clients.”It’s not for everybody,” she says. “It’s for clients who really want to get in there and roll up their sleeves and do something with the data. A lot of our clients, that’s not their expertise, so we’ll still deliver the traditional way.”To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! SourceMedia will now offer clients access to a propriety data portal, allowing users to manipulate data behind the company’s regular analytics reports. The new cloud-based service provided by MarketSight will give users the option see and handle data derived from quantitative surveys and industry analysis previously only available to SourceMedia. Touting a new dashboard capability, the platform will allow for statistical tests, data crosstabs, interactive charts and graphics, and exporting to a variety of other programs.Clients had previously only had access to the data via a static PDF, Excel or PowerPoint version of the report.last_img read more

John Wick Chapter 3 Parabellum review Keanu takes a bite of glorious

first_imgWhen sharp-suited superassassin John Wick dives back into the intricately designed cloak-and-dagger universe established in the game-changing 2015 original and the 2017 sequel, it’s bad news for just about anyone he meets. But it’s great news for us.Released (or should that be unleashed?) around the world this week and killing it at the box office, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is barking mad. And not just because there are even more dogs thrown into the mix. The series started with soulful murderer Wick grieving his dead pet, and it’s a sign of how the series has just gotten bigger, badder and madder that Chapter 3 — Parabellum throws a squad of attack dogs into the ring.John Wick 3 picks up moments after the end of the second movie, with Keanu Reeves’ hit man on the run from his shadowy masters. The series formula of stylish, visceral, relentlessly jaw-dropping action is firmly established by now, and this threequel wastes little time in getting into the thick of it. Parabellum moves at breakneck speed as Wick escapes his pursuers. From here, Wick rushes from one violent confrontation to the next, slowing down only to get doses of exposition from allies played by series newcomers Anjelica Huston and Jerome Flynn (Bronn from Game of Thrones). Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane and Lance Reddick reprise their roles. These heavyweight actors bring gravitas and add depth to the ludicrous lore, chewing plenty of scenery as they steer Wick to the next action sequence. Reeves is almost monosyllabic throughout, obviously, but says just enough to make you care about his character (and his dog, of course) as he’s presented with choices that up the stakes at every turn. Parabellum twists and turns dizzyingly as characters’ alliances shift, so things never get too comfortable as the action unfolds with breakneck momentum.Come ready to lean into John Wick: Chapter 3’s silly drama and you’ll have a blast during this riotous celebration of action cinema.Good dog.For more on John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, check out our sister site GameSpot’s review too. 77 Photos Originally published May 10.  It’s a pretty straightforward formula, but let’s be honest: You come to a movie like this for intense action, and John Wick 3 doesn’t disappoint. An early scene sees Wick making human pin cushions out of some goons, and that’s just the start of countless darkly satisfying moments.Then there are those homicidal hounds. We jump from one ambitious set piece to another, widening the scope of Wick’s World from New York to a stunningly realized Casablanca, where Halle Berry proves her action chops in some of the movie’s best sequences. Watch out for those dogs! Sadly, Berry doesn’t stick around long enough.Halle Berry is man’s best friend. Niko Tavernise It’s a series trademark that the action is always clearly visible. The kinetic camera work carries us smoothly along for the ride, full of audacious uninterrupted shots showing off the athleticism of Reeves and the stuntmen who charge at him to be dispatched in assorted entertaining ways. The climactic battle has some pretty magnificent buildup with an excellent shootout, but the final hand-to-hand fight outstays its welcome a little. You’ll laugh and cringe at the shocking violence, but may find yourself feeling a bit numb by the time it’s over.john-wick-3-parabellum-keanu-reeves-halle-berry-1Yeah, we’re thinking he’s back. Niko Tavernise Luckily, the series’ world and backstory is as fascinating as ever. Wick’s order of assassins has a violent code of honor that’s enforced with plenty of dark humor, dressed up in evocative, rich, quasireligious language. And this movie takes the time to develop its new villains. Mark Dacascos really shines as Wick’s charismatic nemesis, building up the sense of an immediate physical threat, while Asia Kate Dillon’s ice-cold bureaucrat hints at a larger enemy behind the scenes. Tags Movie reviews 2019 sci-fi and geeky movies to freak out about Share your voice 1 2019 movies to geek out over Now playing: Watch this: TV and Movies Culture Comment 2:15last_img read more

Conduct medical camps in villages District Collector Dr A

first_imgJagtial: District Collector Dr A Sharath ordered the officials of health and medical department to arrange medical camps immediately in the villages, where more cases of viral fever are reported and to prevent seasonal diseases in view of the rainy season.He also told them to provide necessary treatment to prevent the spread of the seasonal diseases if any diagnosed. On Friday, he paid a surprise visit to the Primary Health Centre in Medipally mandal in Jagtial district and inspected the ANC and patients’ enrolment register and Lab register of the hospital. Also Read – Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us Later, the Collector enquired the health officials and staff members of the hospital about the viral fever cases that were registered from the past few days and medical treatment provided to them. After inspecting the hospital surroundings, Collector Sharath ordered the hospital staff to plant fruit-yielding saplings on the hospital premises along with maintaining the surroundings clean and tidy. Zilla Parishad vice-chairperson Haricharan Rao, Tahsildar Rajeshwari, Mandal Parishad Development Officer Ravinder, MPTC and Sarpanch were present along with others.last_img read more

Goyal family Etihad at odds over Jet rescue plan

first_imgThe unfolding saga of debt-laden Jet Airways is turning into a corporate battle, even as the airline’s lenders are considering writing off about 25 per cent of its debt, according to media reports.After Gulf-based carrier Etihad laid down the conditionthat Goyal should not hold more than 22 per cent stake in the restructured Jet, he has promised Rs 700 crore cash infusion on condition that he controls at least 25 per cent of the equity. Goyal currently controls 51 per cent stake against Etihad’s 24 per cent.Jet founder Goyal, in a letter dated January 16, told State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Rajnish Kumar that apart from the cash offer he was willing to pledge all his shares in the company provided he could have at least 25 per cent stake in the airline. Goyal insists that in case his stake falls below 25 per cent, he would not be able to bring in fresh funds until the market watchdog Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) grants him exemption from takeover norms. He also wants the money that Jet owes the Goyal Group to be considered as equity infusion, according to a report.Etihad CEO Tony Douglas said in a letter to State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Rajnish Kumar the foreign partner’s fund infusion into Jetwill be contingent on limiting Goyal’s role as chairman emeritus and denying him a seat on the Jet board, though he may be allowed to nominate two directors. While the decision on the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer should be named in the resolution plan while the final decision will be left to the reconstituted board. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) national carrier also wants a role in defining the selection criteria.Goyal’s stance is that the amounts Jet owes to the promoter group should be treated on par with what is due to the other creditors. The dues thus converted into equity should be considered as cash, according to Goyal’s letter.Douglas’ letter stated it was already agreed that there should be no conversion of debt held by non-bank creditors (including Goyal and his affiliates) into equity.The consortium of lender led by the SBI is planning to convert a portion of the Rs 8,000-crore loan into equity, according to a Business Standard report. This would amount to about 40 per cent equity in the company. Etihad’s stake could also rise but it has sought an exemption from the Sebi takeover code.Reports of Douglas’ demand for a 47 per cent discounted stock price at about Rs 150 had put pressure on Jet shares, despite clarification from the company.last_img read more

Get Shocked By Electricity Is Her Element

first_img“Four dragons from Jupiter convene on the moon Io, outraged at the decline of Chaos in the universe. Together, they plot the return of Chaos to its former glory, when this solar system was a spinning disk of dust.”ELECTRICITY IS HER ELEMENT Created by Kathleen KralowecKathleen Kralowec’s epic tale takes place in the far, far reaches of space. On Io, Four Dragons find there’s something off with the universe. It used to reign Chaos reigns, but it seems that chaos is nowhere to be found. They begin to hatch a plan to summon, for Chaos to reign again; they must ask The Elements to help them in their mission. However, things do not go as they want as one by one the Elements refuse to help them. They have to think of alternative (and somewhat severe) solutions to get them on their side, but at what costs?Electricity Is Her Element is an absolute delight. I have to admit, I did not know what to expect at first, but I am happy with the results. It is a surreal and trippy visual delight with so many different aspects to keep you guessing until the final pages.via Kathleen KralowecKathleen is a great creator, and this comic proves how remarkable she is with her craft. She drew this comic by hand, and the coloring is with markers alone. Created to show that she could do it with markers, but also to explore another side of one of her original character and the best character in the comic KerBop the Angel. It is a story that works so well in the mythos she creates that you just want to read it again and again.There’s an incredible sense of storytelling that threw me until the very end. This psychedelic space story is truly on a mythology level, combining a lot of elements from different types to combine for the narrative. I almost wish there was more of this mythology to expand more of this story. She borrows from the myths of real storms and elements, giving them characteristics, personalities, flaws and designs that are so fitting for them. There is also an underlying message of “false gods” that is active in the comic, especially as the Four Dragons try to play a crucial role in getting Chaos to do his job themselves.via Kathleen KralowecKathleen’s attention to detail is magical, but the one thing about the comic that shook me as a whole was the lettering of this comic. I love when comics tell a visual story, but I love when creators step out of the box and get creative with their lettering for each of the characters. Kathleen gives you a different type of font for every single character she presents to you. Each of them matching the storms and elements was a fantastic idea, and that alone had to take an insane amount of work to pull off. My hat to you Kathleen, you did that.You can catch Electricity Is Her Element now on Tapastic, but also through her website. Don’t forget to check out her other comics on her page, KerBop The Angel, The Lion and the Rock and The Inner Mask, also on her website. You will not regret it.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Deal Alert iPhone 7 Plus Available for 419 – Original Price 669

first_imgIf yesterday’s Galaxy S7 sale was not enough for you, then a similar offer on the iPhone 7 Plus has popped up on eBay.Get an iPhone 7 Plus for as Little as $419 Straight from eBay – Regular Price Sits at $669The iPhone 7 Plus is a powerful smartphone with some really slick features. Look at the camera, for example. Those dual lenses ensure that you can zoom into your subject without having to step close to it, and the magic goes through the roof once you take Portrait Mode into account, giving users a wonderful blurred background like you would on a high-end DSLR. But that’s not all, it comes packed with a powerful A10 Fusion chip that is not only power-efficient but also gets some serious work done in a snap. Things are topped off with a beautiful 5.5-inch Retina HD display, which is ideal for playing games, viewing photos or even watching movies.All of this can be had for a whopping price of just $669 straight from Apple. Sounds quite unreasonable for an year old smartphone, doesn’t it? Well, it is. This is where the eBay deal comes in which lands you Apple’s last year’s flagship for a price of just $419. But do keep in mind that this is a certified refurbished product that has been restored to Apple’s specifications and can be passed up as a brand new product. The great up-side of this is that the smartphone is fully unlocked and will work with any carrier you throw at it along with LTE connectivity.Also, the $419 price tag is applicable only to a select few models, so please go through the available options before hitting that ‘Buy’ button. The sale is available for a limited time only and while quantities last so hurry up!Buy Apple iPhone 7 Plus [eBay link] Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | December 19, 2011 Veran Releases Upgrade for Bi-Planar Virtual Fluoroscopy in Pulmonology News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Content Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Veran Medical Technologies’ new SPiN Drive platform upgrade allows clinicians to target locations deep within the lung, enabling early diagnosis and treatment staging of cancer tumors, without radiation. December 19, 2011 — Veran Medical Technologies announced the release of its SPiN Drive platform upgrade for bi-planar virtual fluoroscopy view used to navigate multiple planes simultaneously. This advancement is the first of its kind in pulmonology; it enables physicians to view the location of the Always-On Tip Tracked instrument in a fluoro-like view without any radiation being delivered to the patient, physician or staff.”The significance of targeting solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) without radiation is exciting,” said Alexander C. Chen, M.D., of Washington University, St. Louis. “The virtual fluoroscopic view provides images that the majority of bronchoscopists utilize while targeting solitary pulmonary nodules, without the radiation exposure. Additionally, the ability to map airways during procedures may provide a significant advantage towards targeting SPNs.”Lung cancer is a deadly disease that mortally claims 85 percent of patients within five years. Diagnosing it at Stage I improves survival chances significantly. Due to the 69 million computed tomography (CT) scans that occur annually in the United States, inadvertent lung cancer screening is occurring.However, SPNs in the peripheral lung are inaccessible with today’s techniques and technologies, leaving patients on “watchful waiting” protocols of repeat CT scanning. This causes significant patient anxiety and unproductive costs added to the U.S. healthcare system. Veran’s SPiN Drive product acts as a GPS-like system to enable pulmonologists and surgeons to access SPNs and immediately diagnose malignancy, end watchful waiting and reduce healthcare spending.For more information: www.veranmedical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more last_img read more

Egypt army topples Islamist president

first_imgNo related posts. CAIRO – The Egyptian army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday after a week of bloodshed that killed nearly 50 people as millions took to the streets to demand an end to his turbulent single year of rule.The announcement, made on state television by Morsi’s own defense minister, Armed Forces Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, drew a rapturous welcome from thousands of protesters who have camped out on the streets of Cairo for days.Sisi laid out details of the roadmap for a political transition, saying the Islamist-drafted constitution would be frozen and presidential elections held early, without specifying when.The armed forces would “remain far away from politics,” he stressed.The din rang out immediately, and continued for hours, as tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital to celebrate, cheering, whistling, letting off firecrackers and honking car horns in joyous scenes.“It’s a new historical moment. We got rid of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood,” said one celebrator, Omar Sherif.In an amateur video posted online, Morsi declared “I am the elected president of Egypt” and urged people to “defend this legitimacy.”In the western city of Marsa Matruh, four Morsi supporters were killed in clashes with the army and police after they stormed the city’s security headquarters.Another Morsi supporter died in clashes in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria, security officials said. An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV shows Egyptian Defense Minister Abdelfatah al-Sissi delivering a statement on Wednesday as the army unveils a roadmap for Egypt’s political future, with state media reporting that the plan sets a tight schedule for new elections. A top aide to Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi slammed what he called a “military coup” as an army ultimatum passed and the security forces slapped a travel ban on the Islamist leader. AFP/Egyptian TVcenter_img Security forces also arrested two key Muslim Brotherhood figures, the group’s deputy leader Rashad Bayoumi and Saad al-Katatni, who heads the Brotherhood’s political arm.Warrants were issued for the arrest of a total of 300 Brotherhood officials, state media said. Morsi reportedly is detained in a military facility, a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood said.“Morsi and the entire presidential team are under house arrest in the Presidential Republican Guards Club,” Gehad El-Haddad, the son of a top Morsi aide, told AFP. Haddad’s father, Essam El-Haddad, widely seen as Morsi’s right-hand man, was among those held, he added.However, the opposition Congress Party of former Arab League chief Amr Mussa insisted “this is not a coup.”“The 2,000-year-old Coptic Church, the 1,000-year-old Azhar mosque, the liberals, the Salafists (conservative Islamists), the police, the army are all behind the call for early elections,” said a Congress spokesman.Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, came under massive pressure in the run-up to Sunday’s anniversary of his maiden year in office, with his opponents accusing him of failing the 2011 revolution by concentrating power in the hands of his Muslim Brotherhood.The embattled 61-year-old proposed a “consensus government” as a way out of the country’s worst crisis since the 2011 uprising ended three decades of authoritarian rule by Hosni Mubarak.But it failed to satisfy his critics and the army stepped in.Its commander named the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly al-Mansour, a previously little known judge, as the new leader of the Arab world’s most populous country. He is expected to swear in on Thursday.U.S. President Barack Obama said he was “deeply concerned” over Morsi’s ouster, urging a quick return to elected civilian government.Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, and the heads of the Coptic Church and Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s highest seat of learning, sat alongside the armed forces chief as he announced Morsi’s overthrow on state television.The choreography was designed to show broad civilian support for the military’s move to topple Morsi, which dashed the hopes of supporters who had seen his elevation to the presidency after years underground as one of the key achievements of the 2011 revolution.Morsi’s camp had earlier denounced the army’s intervention as a coup.“For the sake of Egypt and for historical accuracy, let’s call what is happening by its real name: military coup,” Essam al-Haddad, Morsi’s national security adviser, said in a statement on Facebook.As tension mounted and crowds poured onto the streets to demand Morsi’s resignation, Haddad said: “As I write these lines I am fully aware that these may be the last lines I get to post on this page.”Egyptian security forces later pulled the plug on a Muslim Brotherhood television channel, a Morsi aide told AFP.Staff of Al-Jazeera’s Egyptian affiliate were also arrested after the channel aired a defiant speech by the deposed president, the aide added.Dozens of armored personnel carriers headed towards Islamist gatherings at Cairo University, Heliopolis and Nasr City where one official said they had encircled the pro-Morsi demonstrators to prevent chaos.But in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the security forces looked on as tens of thousands of anti-Morsi protesters rallied in a demonstration that dwarfed that of the embattled president’s supporters in Nasr City, on the opposite side of town.The crowd swelled at nightfall, after a scorching day that saw police officers hand out water to the demonstrators in the middle of Tahrir, epicentre of the 2011 uprising.The powerful military had issued a 48-hour deadline on Monday for Morsi to meet the “people’s demands”, a day after millions of protesters took to the streets calling for him to resign.Washington confirmed that it had ordered out all of its embassy staff just hours after Morsi’s overthrow. Most Western embassies had remained closed since before Sunday’s mass protests. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

The Latest Trump left furious with Bannon over

first_imgThe Latest: Trump left ‘furious,’ with Bannon over new book WASHINGTON – The Latest on a new book about President Donald Trump (all times local):(backslash)(backslash)3:30 a.m.The White House says President Donald Trump was left feeling “furious” and “disgusted” after claims by his former top adviser Steve Bannon in a new book. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders complained Wednesday the book contained “outrageous” and “completely false claims against the president, his administration and his family.” The criticism was spurred by an unflattering book by Michael Wolff that paints Trump as a leader who doesn’t understand the weight of the presidency.11:45 p.m.A lawyer for President Donald Trump is threatening legal action against former White House strategist Steve Bannon over what he calls “disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements” in a new book.Trump attorney Charles Harder has sent a letter to Bannon, saying the former Trump aide violated confidentiality agreements by speaking with reporter Michael Wolff for a book. The letter demands Bannon “cease and desist” any further disclosure of confidential information.In the book, Bannon is quoted as describing a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr., Trump campaign aides and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous.”Bannon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. ABC News first reported the letter from Harder.___6:15 p.m.President Donald Trump is blasting his former chief strategist ahead of the release of a new, unflattering book.Trump says that when Steve Bannon was fired, “he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”The new book by Michael Wolff offers a series of explosive revelations and allegations. It paints Trump as a leader who doesn’t understand the weight of the presidency and spends his evenings eating cheeseburgers in bed, watching television and talking on the phone to old friends.Bannon is quoted as describing a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr., Trump campaign aides and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous.”___2:05 p.m.Representatives for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are pushing back against an explosive new book that, among other things, says Trump never expected to be elected and that his wife shed tears, but not of joy, on election night.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff, is filled with “false and misleading accounts from individuals who have no access or influence with the White House.”Sanders continues, “Participating in a book that can only be described as trashy tabloid fiction exposes their sad desperate attempts at relevancy.”Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s spokeswoman, says: “Mrs. Trump supported her husband’s decision to run for president and, in fact, encouraged him to do so. She was confident he would win and was very happy when he did.”___1:25 p.m.President Donald Trump is blasting his former chief strategist ahead of the release of a new, unflattering book.Trump says in the statement Wednesday that when Bannon was fired, “he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”A new book by writer Michael Wolff offers a series of explosive revelations, including that Trump never expected to win the 2016 presidential race.An adaptation of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” published Wednesday in New York magazine says Trump believed his nomination would boost his brand and deliver “untold opportunities.”An excerpt published by The Guardian says Bannon described a Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” by The Associated Press Posted Jan 3, 2018 11:10 am PDT Last Updated Jan 4, 2018 at 1:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

No idea when NHS will be ready MPs are told

first_imgThe government’s aim is to implement the national health system as soon as possible, Health Minister George Pamboridis said on Thursday, but could not give a timeframe since state hospitals must first become independent.“Time is not the criterion,” the minister told reporters. “It is when and how soon we can streamline state hospitals through making them autonomous.”Pamboridis said that was real reform and should be done as a matter of urgency.“As soon as it is implemented we will immediately proceed with the NHS,” he said.The procedure to make state facilities independent will kick off immediately through a shadow budget, the minister said, expressing hope of achieving the objective early in 2016.“Costing services and starting the procedure for financial autonomy should be done using a shadow budget, if my recommendation is heeded by all political parties immediately,” he said.Making the state hospitals independent cannot be a reform that will be implemented piecemeal, Pamboridis added.Speaking before the House Finance Committee earlier on, the minister told MPs that the NHS could be implemented in 2017, or 2018, or maybe later.“We don’t even know the timeframes,” he said.On the general state of public health provision, the minister said none of the previous administrations had dealt with the long term problems of the sector.They all “swept them under the carpet” waiting for the NHS to be introduced.Pamboridis said the state must first tackle the long term problems before touching upon the daily issues patients had.The minister said the public sector had able doctors but instead of seeing 25 patients a day they examined 65. The result was people seeing bad conduct.  You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoMyFinanceTwo Accounts Your Bank Doesn’t Want You to Know AboutMyFinanceUndoProstaGenix SupplementHow To: Boost Prostate Health (Do This Daily)ProstaGenix SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more