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UN evacuates nonessential staff from strifetorn ChadUN evacuates nonessential staff from strifetorn Chad

As fighting erupted in N’djamena, the capital of Chad, the United Nations has begun the evacuation of all non-essential staff as well as personnel of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from the city, according to the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN’s lead logistics agency in the troubled country.A total of 148 people were evacuated from the city, where the Government and rebels clashed today, and flown directly to Yaoundé in Cameroon, where they will remain until it is considered safe for them to return.“This is not a full-scale evacuation and does not mean the complete halt of WFP’s operations in Chad,” Stefano Porretti, the agency’s Chad Country Director said. “We still have key staff in place, although obviously the lack of capacity on the ground will have an impact on the level of our work. Given the unpredictability of the situation, this relocation of non-essential staff was the most prudent course of action.” WFP works with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), other UN agencies and NGOs to feed over 200,000 refugees from the Darfur conflict in a dozen camps in eastern Chad, as well as over 40,000 refugees from the Central African Republic in the south. Earlier today, UNHCR expressed alarm over the security situation for those refugees in the midst of the current fighting and the UN Security Council condemned attacks against them. Secretary-General Kofi Annan also voiced concern about the worsening security situation in a statement issued by his spokesman.Mr. Porretti voiced hope that calm would soon be restored “so as not to endanger the lives of the thousands of people who depend on international assistance.” read more

Thursdays Daily Brief Press Freedom Day Tuna Day cultural dialogue GlobalGoals awardsThursdays Daily Brief Press Freedom Day Tuna Day cultural dialogue GlobalGoals awards

The UN has said it is “gravely concerned” over reports of a worsening humanitarian situation facing civilians across northwest Syria, with rising casualties, and “waves of displacement” due to intensifying conflict.Briefing reporters at UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric, said that over the past 48 hours, “at least seven people have reportedly been killed in south rural Idlib, while two were reportedly killed in Hama governorate yesterday.”Read our full story here.Mali: crimes against humanity may have taken place in last month’s Ogossagou attack Listen to or download our audio 3-minute News in Brief for 2 May 2019 on SoundCloud: Following a string of hate-fuelled attacks on places of worship around the world, the High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations (UNOAC), said on Thursday that it was with a “heavy heart” that he was opening the annual UN-backed forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, on the role of cultural dialogue in building human solidarity and countering violence.Miguel Angel Moratinos said the theme of the 5th World Forum for Intercultural Dialogue, Building Dialogue into action against discrimination, inequality & violent extremism, was very timely as those gathered at the Forum, which wraps up tomorrow, would no doubt reflect on the “horrific terrorist attacks” that had taken place over recent days and months.Find our full coverage of the high-level opening event here.Harsh drought conditions in Somalia could trigger major humanitarian crisis, UN warns The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, released on Thursday the preliminary findings of a special fact-finding mission on serious human rights violations in the Ogossagou region, Mopti, in Mali, this past 23 March.During the attack that day, at least 157 members of the Fulani (or “Peule”) community were killed, 65 were wounded, and 220 homes were reduced to ashes, including some in which people had taken refuge.“Around 5am, a group of at least a hundred men, identified as ‘traditional hunters’ (dozos) along with a dozen men in military clothing and others in civilian clothing, led an attack… killing indiscriminately men, women and children, and burning down houses with torches,” explained a MINUSMA press release.The fact-finding mission found three mass graves, containing at least 150 bodies altogether.“I am profoundly shocked by the cruelty of these abominable acts against the civilian population, especially women and children,” said UN Special Representative for Mali Mahamat Saleh Annadif, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.These events took place against a backdrop of ongoing inter-communal violence. They could amount to crimes against humanity if it is proven that they took place in a context of systematic attacks against civilians, according to the Rome Statute.World Tuna Day highlights importance of sustainably managed fish stocks for the health of the ocean Thursday is World Tuna Day, which serves to highlight the importance of this valuable food source to the marine ecosystem and the global economy, says the UN.Established just two years ago, the day raises awareness about the importance of tuna – a staple of the seas – and serves to promote more sustainable fishing practices.Highlighting that tuna and tuna-like species are very important economically to all countries – and a significant source of food – the UN warns that tuna is threatened by an overwhelming demand, especially for traditional canned tuna, and as sashimi and sushi.Confirming that approximately 7 million tonnes of tuna are landed yearly, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) emphasizes the whole aquaculture sector’s role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular, Sustainable Development Goal 14, to conserve the ocean and its resources.Festival in Bonn to drive action towards meeting SDGs And sticking with the SDGs, a global festival of action, kicked off in Bonn, Germany, on Thursday aiming to inspire SDGs campaigners to scale up and broaden the global movement, and make the 17 goals a reality.Organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign, the ground-breaking event runs until Saturday, providing an interactive space to showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG advocacy.Bringing together more than 1,500 political decision-makers, activists, experts, business leaders and creatives from over 130 countries, the festival is expected to motivate not only organizations but also individuals, in the push towards 2030.Watch the opening ceremony here:  A free press is ‘cornerstone’ for accountability and ‘speaking truth to power’: Guterres A senior UN official has warned that harsh drought conditions currently afflicting South West state in Somalia, are likely to trigger a major humanitarian crisis, if urgent action is not taken. George Conway, acting UN Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, issued the warning while he was assessing the effects of the prolonged drought on vulnerable populations, in Baidoa. Highlighting the underfunding of this year’s Humanitarian Response Plan – currently only 19 per cent met – Mr. Conway said on Thursday it would require “strong advocacy with donor and financing partners” to avoid a crisis, and stop it increasing “potentially over the edge into more disastrous conditions”.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), drought conditions during the 2018-2019 rainy season have led to an increase in the number of people designated as “food insecure”, since October of last year.Grave concern over escalating humanitarian crisis, casualties, displacement across northwest Syria At a time when disinformation and mistrust of the news media is growing, a free press is “essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights”, said the UN Secretary-General, in his message for World Press Freedom Day, marked on Friday.No democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable information, said António Guterres, describing unfettered journalism as “the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions, holding leaders accountable and speaking truth to power.”Read our full story here.Not faith, ‘but those who manipulate the faithful’ driving wedge between religions, UN-backed forum in Baku told read more

Experts will explore privilege race and social justice at White Privilege SymposiumExperts will explore privilege race and social justice at White Privilege Symposium

Jada Monica Drew, executive diversity & leadership trainer and author. Keynote title: “Building Youth Leadership using the Youth Action Project (YAP) Approach,” Saturday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. See more at: www.jadamonicadrew.com Debby Irving, racial justice educator and writer. Keynote title: “White Privilege 101: Getting in on the Conversations,” Friday, Sept. at 6 p.m. See more at: www.debbyirving.com Afua Cooper, community activist, scholar, dub poet and James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax. Keynote title: “Enslaved African Canadian Teenager and White Male Privilege,” Friday, Sept. 30 at 6:45 p.m. See more at: http://www.dal.ca/faculty/arts/jrjchair/about/CurrentChai.html Jasiri X, mentor, educator and community leader. Keynote title: “America’s Most Wanted: Hip Hop, Media, and Mass Incarceration,” Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. See more at: www.jasirix.com Shauneen Pete, associate professor, Regina University. Keynote title: “Acting Up: Activism and Action,” Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. See more at: http://www.uregina.ca/education/facultystaff/faculty/pete-shauneen.html White privilege knows no borders, says a world-renowned diversity scholar and founder of the White Privilege Conference.Eddie Moore Jr. says that while many in Canada believe prejudice and racism are problems for the U.S., no country is immune to issues of racial inequality and injustice.“White supremacy, white privilege and oppression is a global phenomenon,” he says. “It knows no borders.”Moore said the way to change the status quo is to expose it, analyze it and take action.“I really believe that some of the challenges associated with these issues are a result of not enough people naming it and examining it,” he says.The White Privilege Conference has been held in the United States for the past 18 years and for the first time the discussion is coming to Canada. Brock University will host the White Privilege Symposium Sept. 30-Oct. 1.“By bringing this symposium to Canada, it’s an opportunity to have some really bold and courageous conversations,” Moore says. “When we are able to share our knowledge, experience and wisdom we can come up with better results.”Shauneen Pete, Associate Professor at the University of Regina and Executive Lead on Indigenization of that university, said white privilege is an important conversation in Canada, especially considering its history.“The story of Canada is not a story about multiculturalism but a story of colonial white dominance: this truth must become a part of the social narrative we tell about ourselves,” she says. “In order to achieve the dream of reconciliation, members of the dominant group and those new Canadians who align with them, must learn the truths of our racialized past and begin to practice anti-racism in their personal and professional lives.”Debby Irving, a racial justice educator and writer, says most people incorrectly associate the term privilege with wealth. It’s a misconception she herself believed for most of her life, until she was a graduate student and a class opened her eyes to the privileges being white had afforded her.“In fact, privilege refers to access to rights, resources and other societal benefits,” she says. “One way to think about privilege is as the opposite of discrimination. Discrimination couldn’t exist without privilege, and vise versa.”Pre-eminent thinkers and researchers from both sides of the border exploring race, privilege and social justice will be presenting during the event at Brock.The following scholars will present keynote talks and workshops at the symposium:Ritu Bhasin, community activist and lawyer. Keynote title: “Breaking the Shackles of Oppression & Addressing Privilege: Rise through the Authenticity Principle.” Saturday Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. See more at: www.bhasinconsulting.com Eddie Moore, Jr., founder WPC, community activist and scholar. Keynote title: “White Privilege 101: Getting in on the Conversations,” Friday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. See more at: www.eddiemoorejr.com Shirley Cheechoo, Brock University Chancellor, actress and filmmaker. Keynote title: “My Road To Healing As A Residential School Warrior,” Saturday, Oct. 1 at 4:45 p.m. read more

Ohio State club tennis tournament delayed due to Hurricane MatthewOhio State club tennis tournament delayed due to Hurricane Matthew

Ohio State club tennis Scarlet Team tournament delayed due to Hurricane Matthew. Credit: OSU club tennisThe Ohio State club tennis team was originally scheduled to travel to Hilton Head Island, S.C. for the United States Tennis Association Tennis On Campus Fall Invitational this weekend, but concerns over the proximity of Hurricane Matthew have delayed the event until Oct. 28-30.The delay has caused a few changes for the team and vice president Sigrid Schoerner has acknowledged that the delay affects the state of the team.“Because it’s been moved, our roster is currently under construction,” Schoerner said. “Some people were going to be able to go this weekend, but then some of them can’t go during the week we’ve been moved to.”Despite the roster shake-up, Schoerner is confident that the team will be ready to compete.“We were prepared to go this weekend, but this just means that we have more time,” Schoerner said. “If it had been moved to next weekend, that would have been one thing. I just think that it’s been (moved) pretty far ahead (and) it gives us time to practice with the whole new group of people and get them ready to go.”This invitational is quite exclusive, allowing only 48 intramural and club tennis teams to compete. Alongside OSU, only two other schools from the Big Ten will be represented at the event. The Wisconsin Badgers will be sending their club team, as will the Maryland Terrapins. Scarlet Team Fundraising Chairwoman Isabelle Nejedlik believes that it is an honor for the team to be invited to the tournament given its limited number of entrants.“It means a lot to our team to be invited to some of the bigger events in the country,” Nejedlik said. “Ohio State prides itself on its tennis and since we have such a good varsity team, they are one of the best in the country, both men’s and women’s, we always have expectations to have a really good club team as well.”The reward for winning the upcoming tournament is huge for the teams, with first and second place receiving automatic bids for the 2017 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship in Orlando, Florida, in April of 2017.With such high stakes on the line, Nejedlik believes that the talent and preparation on her team can help them advance to nationals.“We have pretty intense tryouts at the beginning of the season,” Nejedlik said. “Most of the girls currently on our top team were former college tennis players but transferred here. So the level every year has gotten higher and higher.” read more

Carrie Fisher discusses affair with Harrison Ford in final TV interviewCarrie Fisher discusses affair with Harrison Ford in final TV interview

first_img 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. In her final TV interview before her death on December 27, actress Carrie Fisher discussed the revelation in her most recent autobiography “The Princess Diarist” that she had a brief affair with her Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford.last_img

80 million year old fern leaf found in core sample80 million year old fern leaf found in core sample

first_imgA fossilized fern leaf has been found in a recent core sample taken from a project in Tumbler Ridge, BC. Sonic Drilling had been contracted to drill to 48.7 m, provide core samples and assist with soil penetration testing every 1.5 m. Bill Fitzgerald, General Manager of Sonic Drilling said “The drillers just arbitrarily picked up a piece of the core sample and found the leaf inside. It was pretty exciting to see something that old.”The engineer on site estimated the leaf to be approximately 80 million years old. It was cored at 48.7 m below the surface and embedded in coal. Sonic drill rigs are often used on projects like this due to their ability to provide undisturbed, continuous core samples to over 90 m. Using patented sonic drilling technology, samples, ranging from 76 mm to 203 mm in diameter, can be obtained from a variety of overburden including boulders, clays, silts, sand and gravel which can often get jammed with other types of drilling.The core samples are placed into clear plastic sleeves and neatly laid out allowing detailed visual examination and analysis, followed by sampling, photographing and archiving for a permanent record of existing conditions.last_img read more

Man 30 jailed for threeandahalf years for assaulting Irish Liverpool fan SeánMan 30 jailed for threeandahalf years for assaulting Irish Liverpool fan Seán

first_img https://jrnl.ie/4517319 I want to take this opportunity to thank the team of detectives who investigated the attack, as well as the authorities in Italy who assisted the apprehension and extradition of Mastrelli so he could face justice today.    Two other Italian men have already been sentenced in relation to the incident. Daniel Sciusco (29) was jailed for two-and-a-half years for violent disorder in August of last year, and Filippo Lombardi (21) was jailed for three years for violent disorder in October.The judge said in court today that Merseyside Police have done a “tremendous job” in bringing those involved in the case to justice. Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings.  The impact this incident has had on Sean and his family cannot be underestimated and I hope that the jailing of Mastrelli today, together with the outpouring of support the family have received, provides them with some comfort as they continue to adjust to lives that have been forever changed by the events of that night.He said finally: Image: Merseyside Police 24,009 Views Man (30) jailed for three-and-a-half years for assaulting Irish Liverpool fan Seán Cox Simone Mastrelli (30) was charged with two counts in connection with the assault of Seán Cox. By Gráinne Ní Aodha No Comments Updated Feb 28th 2019, 3:08 PM A MAN HAS been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for assaulting Irishman Seán Cox in Liverpool last year.Cox, a 53-year-old father-of-three from Co Meath, sustained life-changing injuries in the incident.The incident happened outside Anfield stadium ahead of the Champions League match between Liverpool FC and AS Roma on 24 April 2018.Simone Mastrelli (30) was arrested in Rome on suspicion of assault and extradited to England in January, and was charged in relation to the assault.Today at Preston Crown Court, Mastrelli pleaded guilty to unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm to Cox.He pleaded not guilty to the charge of violent disorder, which was accepted by the prosecution.He was sentenced today to three-and-a-half years in prison.“Completely unprovoked” Commenting today following the sentencing, Detective Inspector Paul Speight with Merseyside Police said:“The shocking and completely unprovoked assault of Sean Cox was rightly met with disgust and abhorrence by people in Merseyside and across the world.“As a passionate Liverpool fan, Sean had travelled to the city to enjoy the occasion of a Champions League match. But before he had even had opportunity to enter the stadium, Sean was brutally attacked by Simone Mastrelli.“Instead of watching his favourite team, Sean ended the evening in a critical condition in hospital and has spent the past 10 months receiving round-the-clock care.center_img Feb 28th 2019, 11:58 AM Thursday 28 Feb 2019, 3:08 PM Image: Merseyside Police Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share376 Tweet Email Short URL His long road to a full recovery continues and he will carry the physical and emotional scars of that night for the rest of his life.Speight said that football fans should be able to “attend matches without fear of being subjected to such a vicious attack”. “I hope today’s sentencing sends a clear message that anyone who seeks to bring violence to a sporting event will face the full force of the law,” he said. “The fact that Mastrelli left the country after the assault in a failed bid to evade justice has only prolonged the anguish for his Sean and his family.I hope the fact he was arrested shows we and colleagues around the world will not be deterred from the pursuit of justice.last_img read more

Cyprus serial killer may have murdered up to 30 foreign womenCyprus serial killer may have murdered up to 30 foreign women

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Army captain Nikos Metaxas, aged 35, has confessed to the murders of two women whose bodies were found in an abandoned mine shaft in Cyprus. He confessed to murdering Romanian national Livia Florentina Bunea, aged 36, and her eight-year-old daughter Elena Natalia in September 2016.He told police that one of the bodies was buried in the village of Orounda.It is now believed that the Cypriot soldier, who went by the name Orestes, may have killed more than 30 women, as well as at least two children.DNA confirmation identified the first woman to be found as slain FIlipina housemaid Mary Rose Tiburcio, aged 38. Her body was naked, bound and wrapped in a white sheet. The confessed killer told police that he also disposed of the victim’s young daughter, Sierra Graze Seucalliuc, by dumping her at Xiliatos reservoir, eight miles west of Mitseros. Divers are currently scouring the lake bed using specialized equipment.Another Asian female corpse was retrieved from the same mine in Mitseros, near Nicosia, and identified as that of Filipina Arian Palanas Lozano, aged 28, who had last been seen on 21 July 2018.The police are now looking to find other missing women, such as 30-year-old Filipina Maricar Valdez Arquiola, who disappeared on 13 December 2017. There are fears that he may have killed up to 30 foreign women after finding that he had numerous online contacts with foreign women on a dating site where he first made contact with the victims that had been found. The Limassol Intercultural Council has called for the reopening of missing person’s cases of foreign women that authorities had thought had left the country and whose disappearances had never been solved.last_img read more

Watch Eagle Wears GoPro Soars Across Packed Soccer StadiumWatch Eagle Wears GoPro Soars Across Packed Soccer Stadium

first_imgStay on target Geek Pick: GoPro Hero7 Black Is a Radical Streaming CameraNASA Astronaut Stumped by GoPro Camera How’s the view from up there? An eagle wearing a GoPro HERO7 camera provided a soaring POV of a soccer stadium in Mexico packed with cheering fans.GoPro shared the video of the “eagle cam” on their YouTube channel to demonstrate the HyperSmooth in-camera video stabilization technology of their HERO7 line, released in September.The eagle took flight at the Estadio Azteca stadium in Mexico City.HyperSmooth can track and anticipate movements, and is “gimbal-like without the gimbal,” according to GoPro. It’s said to be the best video stabilization featured in any camera yet.Would rather have a shark’s point of view rather than an eagle’s? GoPro says HyperSmooth HyperSmooth also works underwater and in high-shock and wind situations where gimbals fail.More on Geek.com:The New iPad Pro Has the Old iPhone’s Bad Decisions$150,000 Hoverbike Now Available for PreordersFrom PCMag: GoPro Hero7 Black Reviewlast_img read more

Job fair scheduled for Thursday at Vancouver MallJob fair scheduled for Thursday at Vancouver Mall

first_imgVancouver Mall is hosting a job fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday on the upper level of the mall, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, between Gold’s Gym and Macy’s.Job seekers should bring resumes and be prepared for an interview.Retailers participating in the fair include AT&T, Bath & Body Works, Candy Tyme, Cinnabon, Claire’s, Cricket Wireless, Express, G by Guess, Hot Topic, Icing, J.C. Penney, Opinions LTD, Orange Julius, Piercing Pagoda, QE Home, Sears, Sprint, T-Mobile, Ulta, Vitamin World, The Walking Company and Yankee Candle.last_img

Public Schools to receive late text books today Minister reportsPublic Schools to receive late text books today Minister reports

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Oct 2015 – The Education Minister said by today all of the public schools will have their text books after meeting with what she called, ‘unforeseen circumstances’. The absence of the books has drawn criticism and Hon Akierra Missick during her ministerial statement in Parliament explained that heavy rains and service delivery strikes stopped the distribution. There was no detail given on those so called, ‘service delivery strikes’ but it was said that two pallets of primary schools books were up to yesterday in Grand Turk and were due to clear customs in order to be shipped to South Caicos by today. Also affected by delays, according to Minister Missick, were HJ Robinson High in Grand Turk, Raymond Gardiner High in North Caicos and Marjorie Basden High in South Caicos; all three of these schools are due to get their remaining text books, via Lew 1 Shipping today October 15.As for the South Caicos parade grounds, structurally it has to be reviewed as apparently – said Minister Akierra Missick – it has been built into a salt pond. The complaint is the facility is almost always flooded. Recommended for you Related Items:akierra missick, late, public schools, text books Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Education Minister tours schools this weeklast_img read more

Over half of Broward schoolteachers to receive 5 percent raiseOver half of Broward schoolteachers to receive 5 percent raise

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – More than half of Broward County’s schoolteachers will be receiving what could be the highest raises for teachers in the state this year, officials said.Over 50 percent of the teachers will receive a five percent raise. Top teachers, meanwhile will get a $2,000 increase.Officials said the raises will be retroactive to July 2016. “We absolutely want to continue to make it clear that our focus is to support our teachers and continue to invest in them,” said Broward Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie.Additional gains for teachers involve more planning time and improvements to how and when teachers can be evaluated.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Big tobacco stands trial in Bethel courtBig tobacco stands trial in Bethel court

first_img(Credit Ron Cruz / Flickr Creative Commons)Big tobacco is standing trial in Bethel’s court.Listen Now Dolores Hunter of Marshall and her two children are suing the cigarette and tobacco company Philip Morris USA and its parent company, Altria Group, for product liability, fraud, and the wrongful death of their family member, Delores’ common law husband, Benjamin Francis, of Pilot Station. Francis died in 2004 of lung cancer after a long history of cigarette smoking.The civil jury trial began Wednesday at the Bethel courthouse and is expected to stretch over the coming month.Don Bauermeister with the firm Friedman and Rubin from Washington is representing the plaintiff. Bauermeister is arguing that Francis died from lung cancer caused by a tobacco industry conspiracy Philip Morris participated in to mislead the American public on the harmful effects of cigarettes.Stan Davis, of his own firm in Kansas, is representing the defense and arguing Francis knew the harmful effects of smoking and chose to continue the behavior under personal responsibility.This is the second time this case has gone to trial.  The initial trial occurred in 2011. Judge Eric Smith, who is hearing the case in Bethel, ordered a retrial after the case went to the Alaska Supreme Court last year.last_img read more

Court allows Indrani Mukerjea to turn approverCourt allows Indrani Mukerjea to turn approver

first_imgNew Delhi: A special CBI Court on Thursday allowed former INX Media Director Indrani Mukerjea to turn approver in the INX media case involving former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son and MP Karti Chidambaram. CBI Judge Arun Bhardwaj allowed the application filed by Mukerjea to turn approver. The court also allowed the pardon application filed by Mukerjea. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us While posting the matter for hearing on July 11, the court directed Mukerjea to appear before it in person. P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram are facing trial in the same case. Last year, Mukerjea, after making a confessional statement, moved the CBI court to turn approver in the case. She is currently lodged in Mumbai’s Byculla Jail in connection with the murder of her daughter Sheena Bohra. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us CBI had contended in its submissions that it had come across crucial evidence regarding some conversations to which only Indrani is privy and hence she would help in consolidation of the case. While CBI is investigating alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007, when P. Chidambaram was the Finance Minister, the Enforcement Directorate is probing the money laundering angle. P. Chidambaram has got interim protection from arrest while his son is out on regular bail.last_img read more

2 siblings cousin drown in Kushtia2 siblings cousin drown in Kushtia

first_imgTwo siblings and their maternal cousin drowned in a canal at Sheikhpara village in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia on Friday afternoon, reports news agency UNB.The deceased were identified as Salma Khatun, 5, Labony Khatun, 4, daughters of Saildul Islam of Sultanpur village and Mariam Khatun, 8, daughter of Shafiqul Islam of the village.Chairman of Char Sadipur union Tofazzal Hossain Manik said Saidul along with his wife and three children came to visit his father-in-law’s house on Thursday.Mariam along with Salma and Labony and two other minor children went to the canal around 12pm for taking bath. At one stage, they drowned in the canal.Mariam’s younger brother Abdullah rushed to the house and informed the family members.Later, the family members recovered the bodies of the three around 1:30pm, said Abdul Khalek, officer-in-charge of Kumarkhali police station.last_img read more

BGBBSF DG level conference kicks off in DhakaBGBBSF DG level conference kicks off in Dhaka

first_imgA director general (DG) level conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India began Tuesday at the BGB headquarters at Pilkhana in Dhaka. Earlier, a 10-member Indian delegation led by BSF DG KK Sharma reached Dhaka on Monday, a press release said on Tuesday. High officials of BSF headquarters and Indian home and external affairs ministries are among the delegation. A 15-member Bangladeshi delegation led by BGB DG major general Md Shafeenul Islam will join the conference. Additional director generals of BGB, high officials of BGB headquarters, home and foreign ministries, representatives from Joint Rivers Commission, Department of Narcotics Control, Survey of Bangladesh, Land Record and Survey Department are among the delegation. Besides, a four-member delegation of BSF Wives Welfare Association (BWWA) will visit different activities of Simanto Paribar Kalyan Samity (SPKS) of BGB. As part of the conference, a friendly Kabaddi match between BGB-BSF was held at Fazlur Rahman Khandker, Bir Uttam, auditorium in the BGB headquarters on Monday. The agenda of the conference include – firing, killing and injuring unarmed Bangladeshi citizens at bordering areas, abduction or arrest of Bangladeshi citizens, intrusion through border, smuggling of ammunitions, arms and explosives, contraband drugs including phensidyl and yaba tablets, liquors, ganja, heroin, construction within 150 yards of international border and construction of Effluent Treatment Plant at Indian part of Akhaura ICP. A joint record of discussion will be signed on 26 April. The Indian delegation will also visit different places of historic interests. Besides, BGB and BSF director generals will inaugurate joint retreat ceremony at Banglabandha ICP in Panchagarh district at 3:00pm on 27 April. Indian delegation is expected to leave Bangladesh on that day.last_img read more

Tanker bursts into flames at Van ReenenTanker bursts into flames at Van Reenen

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A tanker overturned and burst into flames at Van Reenen early this morning (August 27).Emergency personnel responded to the scene.The road was closed, leaving two lanes open.The other lanes were opened once the smoke had cleared.No injuries were reported.It took officials about half an hour to clear the scene. Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img

How Radiology Can Stay Strong in Valuedriven MedicineHow Radiology Can Stay Strong in Valuedriven Medicine

first_img Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | October 13, 2015 | Greg Freiherr How Radiology Can Stay Strong in Value-driven Medicine News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… 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 Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 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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News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | June 03, 2019 SIIM and ACR Host Machine Learning Challenge for Pneumothorax Detection and Localization The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are collaborating… read more Full body scans taken with GE Lunar’s iDXA machine: radiograph (left); bone density (center); fat density (right). Images courtesy GE HealthcareTwenty years ago whole body scanners were a fad. It wasn’t called that. But it had the earmarks. Wild enthusiasm. Widespread adoption.Now their makers are trying to return to those glory days. These scanners became popular in the mid-1990s by providing dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to assess osteoporosis. GE Lunar and Hologic now are promoting DXA scanners for a different purpose — to determine body composition through scans that detail the relationship between fat, bone and lean tissue.Developing more uses to augment old ones has been a tried and proven way to increase the value of an established technology. The applications need not be “new” in the truest sense. DXA as a means to assess body composition is nothing new.1 But it’s hard to imagine a better time than now to build on this capability.   In the United States, obesity is at near epidemic levels. DXA offers a precise and well-accepted way to gauge body mass. Its scan might potentially spur a patient to make lifestyle changes, as well serve as a baseline for improvement. Applying DXA as a weapon to fight obesity opens the door to virgin turf — health spas. But established grounds remain viable, even preferred. Traditionally DXA scanners have been installed in hospitals, outpatient imaging clinics and group practices. With radiologists at the controls, DXA may be useful not just in combating obesity, but in tracking the progress made by an athlete in training or recovering from an injury. In a broader patient population, body composition analyses may spot patients at risk for diabetes. This data may even be collected and analyzed from multiple, geographically diverse locations, leading to insights that go beyond the health of individual patients.And DXA represents just one opportunity. Another is aging or, more exactly, antiaging.Devolving into the modern equal of snake oil salesmen is not the intent. No therapy can reverse or even slow aging. But the diagnosis of age-related illnesses and injury can be part of preventive medicine. That is, in fact, how DXA first took hold. Several means for gauging bone fragility — DXA among them — were available in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. None gained traction until an effective treatment for osteoporosis surfaced in 1995. Today we are seeing a similar opportunity.With life expectancies for the current generation likely to eclipse 120, patients in their 70s and 80s will want to do what the current generation is doing in its 40s and 50s. Radiologists are positioned to help. Anatomical imaging is being complemented increasingly by capabilities that reveal physiological processes. Molecular imaging is one; functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) another; dual-energy computed tomography (CT) a third.Radiology needs to apply these capabilities in unconventional ways. Positron emission tomography (PET) scans for Alzheimer’s disease exemplify how molecular imaging might promote radiology’s role in a campaign against aging. More such opportunities need to be capitalized upon. The increasing automation of imaging, development of smart data analytics and widespread adoption of teleradiology threaten to turn radiology into a commodity. Keeping this from happening will depend on developing services and insights that only someone with a radiologist’s unique training and knowledge could do. In this way, radiologists can prove their value in a medical landscape being reshaped by value-driven medicine.  Additional readings:1. Mei Z, Grummer-Strawn LM, Pietrobelli A, et al. “Validity of body mass index compared with other body-composition screening indexes for the assessment of body fatness in children and adolescents.” Am J Clin Nutr 2002;75:978–85Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. Read more of his views on his blog at www.itnonline.com. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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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Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more 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 | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more last_img read more

Unprecedented network growth for Flair partner Hahn Air GroupUnprecedented network growth for Flair partner Hahn Air Group

first_img DREIEICH — Reporting network growth of over 16%, the year 2017 proved successful for Germany-based Hahn Air Group.Despite the challenging times for the industry, says the company, the distribution specialist integrated a total of 46 new carriers into its network of air, rail and shuttle partners, allowing them to travel on Hahn Air HR-169 tickets in over 190 markets.More than 350 partners now use the group’s ticketing solutions that the company says provide the missing links in airline distribution via GDSs worldwide. The company says it works with some 100,000 travel agencies.Last year alone 29 additional partners came onboard with HR-169, including Flair Airlines (F8), which announced its interline agreement with Hahn Air in December 2017.Hahn Air’s General Manager, Nikolaus Gormsen, had this to say: “Both Hahn Air and Hahn Air Systems have been striving to offer quality products and customer service that’s tailored to the needs of all our partners, no matter their business model and size. The fact that we’ve achieved a turnover of US$1 billion for our clients speaks volumes for the popularity of our ticketing solution and directly reflects our dedication to both sides of the customer spectrum. Propelled by the 2017 results, we look forward to continuing our mission in 2018 and creating additional business opportunities for air, rail and shuttle companies as well as travel agents worldwide.”More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backHahn Air’s fleet operates out of Dusseldorf and Frankfurt (Egelsbach). The German scheduled and business charter airline was founded in 1994 and since 1999 it has also specialized in distribution services for other airlines and indirect ticket distribution. Millions of passengers travel between 4,000 locations using Hahn Air’s HR-169 tickets every year, according to the company. Tags: Flair Airlines Thursday, January 11, 2018 Travelweek Group “Unprecedented network growth” for Flair partner Hahn Air Groupcenter_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted bylast_img read more