Nets Can’t Stop Antetokounmpo

first_imgNEW YORK — Giannis Antetokounmpo bolted from foul line to foul line in just a few dribbles, and after setting up teammates so frequently, this time it was his turn.He faked a pass and leaped from just inside the line for a dunk so powerful that it may have been the reason photographers had to fix a camera mounted to the backboard at halftime.“There’s only a couple people in the world that probably can make that play, and he’s one of them,” Bucks teammate Greg Monroe said.Antetokounmpo had 28 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds, nearly getting his fourth triple-double in the last 11 games by halftime, and Milwaukee beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-100 on March 13.Antetokounmpo already had 12 points, nine assists and eight rebounds by the half on his way to becoming the first Bucks player with four triple-doubles in a season. All of them have come since Feb. 22.“Sometimes it doesn’t look like he’s sweating, or breathing hard,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said, “and that just shows how talented he is.”Jabari Parker added 23 points, and Khris Middleton had 19 points to help the Bucks win their third straight game. Playing for the second straight night and delayed getting into Brooklyn by plane trouble, they got off to a strong start thanks to Antetokounmpo’s seven assists in the first quarter.“That’s what I was trying to do,” he said. “I was trying to make the right plays and find the open guy, but doing that you’ve got to stay aggressive.”Brook Lopez scored 20 points for the Nets, who dropped their fourth in a row. Sean Kilpatrick tied his career high with 19 in his first home game with the Nets after they returned from a franchise-record, nine-game trip.The Nets committed 12 turnovers that led to 17 points in the fourth quarter of their first home game since Feb. 22 as Milwaukee seized control after trailing 79-78 through three.“The Achilles heel with this team so far this year is late games and the crunch time, and they haven’t been able to deliver part of the plays,” Nets interim coach Tony Brown said.Antetokounmpo set up Miles Plumlee’s dunk that put Milwaukee ahead for good at 99-98 with 3:21 to play. The Bucks kept expanding it from there on a finishing 12-2 run, helped repeatedly by the Nets’ turnovers that sent Antetokounmpo leading a fast break in the other direction.Thaddeus Young had 17 points and 10 rebounds and was one of the Nets who couldn’t stop Antetokounmpo, who shot 12 for 16 from the field.“He puts a lot of pressure on you,” Young said. “He’s very aggressive and has the green light.”(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Back-to-School Message by Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid

first_img Together we must build on that partnership and stakeholder engagement this year as we continue to work for the educational development of our children and overall economic growth in our country. My fellow Jamaicans, as we begin this new school year 2017 / 2018, we do so with much optimism and confidence that this will be a very good year for the education of our young people in Jamaica.Much work has been done to lay the foundation for improved student performance. School plants have been renovated, furniture and other equipment have been provided and most important, the first tranche operational grants have been sent to our schools in good time to allow for the smooth re-opening of our institutions.Last year, we experienced a tremendous partnership among stakeholders – teachers, the Jamaica Teachers Association, students, parents, school board members, administrative, ancillary, and staff of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.Together we must build on that partnership and stakeholder engagement this year as we continue to work for the educational development of our children and overall economic growth in our country.So we start this new school year with a great sense of hope that our united efforts will lead to better education outcomes.The encouraging results from our students’ performance in the GSAT exams and improvements at the CSEC, CAPE, NVQJ and City and Guilds levels point to the progress being made through new initiatives to improve outcomes. With the continued excellent guidance of our teachers and application of our students we will see good results.I turn now to our plans and policies for the education system for the start of the 2017/2018 academic year.We now spend over thirty seven billion, six hundred and ninety nine million, six hundred and twenty four thousand, three hundred and sixty one dollars (37,699,624,361) on secondary education which includes Salaries, Grants, TVET, ICT, Science, Infrastructure, furniture and nutrition. That means we are spending between $176,994 and $190,000 per capita at the secondary level.We will honour our commitment to increase funding to Primary, All Age and Junior High Schools for the academic year 2017/2018 with a budget of $1B outside of salaries.In the meantime, we have adopted a non-obligatory policy towards the payment of parents’ contribution. We are however encouraging parents to contribute to their schools once agreement has been reached and approved by the Board of Governors.New policies are also in place to help schools address pressing problems and help with their cash flow.i. The first tranche has already been disbursed from June 2017.ii. The second tranche to be disbursed in the second week of September.iii. The third tranche in the second week of December.iv. The fourth tranche will be paid in the second week of April 2018All other support grants to school including STEM, TVET, Curriculum, Infrastructure repairs are being disbursed.In addition to the support mentioned earlier, we are also providing other areas of support for the new school year:These include payment for: • Additional teachers for those schools that require special support based on the nature of the students and special programmes being offered.• Twenty five (25) temporary Deans of Discipline• Over 1000 young persons to be engaged as lab technicians, Safety and Security Support Officers, Clerical Officers and environmental Wardens will be placed in selected schools.• Payment of 913 cooks across the system to the tune of 274.8 million.• Upgrading of canteens and provision of equipment to the tune of over $200 millionThis administration believes no child should be left behind because of the family’s economic circumstances. So the Government has increased funding for students on PATH to ensure they receive lunch for five days per week and literature books commencing with the grade 7, 10 and 11 in this new term at a cost of $116 million.Payment for insurance will also be made for students on PATH and wards of the State at a cost of $26M.PATH allocation of $2000 will be used to cover the cost of ID and uniform related items. Book vouchers are being provided for the neediest students up to $ 2000 per student. Total to be spent is $50M.Transportation will be provided for students on PATH in eight parishes.This will be done in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) as well as the Ministry of Transport and Mining. A total of $200M will be allocated for this activity.At the early childhood level, many of our institutions need help. As part of the efforts to improve standards and give our children a strong foundation as they begin their education journey, theMinistry will be taking over a number these schools. In addition with the support of the Ministry, 117 basic schools will be converted into 56 Infant Departments.Our mantra Every child can learn, every child must learn is at the centre of what we do. So we are ensuring that our children with special needs are not left behind. The Ministry’s Special Education Unit will place one thousand, four hundred and seventy four (1,474) students in special education facilities at a cost of fifty seven million, seven hundred and eighty six thousand, two hundred and forty dollars ($57, 786, 240), for 2017- 2018.Of course, among the most essential tools for students are textbooks. Therefore under the National Textbook Loan Scheme and the Primary Textbook Programme, the Ministry of Education is spending approximately eight hundred million ($800,000,000.00) on books for the new school year. The delivery of books to schools has started and will be completed by October 6, 2017.With regard to nutrition, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information School Feeding Unit in collaboration with the Nutrition Products Limited will continue to provide funds and or snacks to schools directly for the School Feeding Programme.The Ministry is happy to report that the delivery of furniture to schools primarily for students started from the second week in July and will be completed by the last week of September.To ensure that critical infrastructure issues are addressed, we have identified 172 schools for upgrades from the Schools Maintenance Project at a cost of Five Hundred and Fifty-four Million ThreeHundred and Three Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty Dollars ($554,303,880.00).This infrastructure upgrade also addresses sanitation concerns. Forty two schools still utilize pit latrines as the only means of faecal disposal. As such, Seventy-six million dollars ($76,000,000.00) has been allocated in the 2017 – 2018 budgets for 35 schools under the Ministry’s Sanitation Programme.Schools are being encouraged to ensure that safety and security committees are in place and that the safety and Security Guidelines are utilized within the schools to treat with this area.We began the phased roll out of the new national curriculum last year and for this year it will be fully implemented in all grades up to grade 9 in the first term of the new school year. The Alternative Pathway for Secondary Level Education will also be launched in 84 schools.In the meantime, the Career Advancement Programme has been expanded as the flagship programme for the creation of an additional two years at the secondary level. Over 123 schools have been approved to offer the programme to date and others are being processed.My fellow Jamaicans, this year we have another great opportunity to redouble our efforts to help create an education system which enables every child to achieve his or her full potential.As we do so in a spirit of unity and partnership, this will be to the benefit of all of us in the short, medium and long term. Together let us rise and build Jamaica, land we love.Thank you. My fellow Jamaicans, this year we have another great opportunity to redouble our efforts to help create an education system which enables every child to achieve his or her full potential. As we do so in a spirit of unity and partnership, this will be to the benefit of all of us in the short, medium and long term. Together let us rise and build Jamaica, land we love. Story Highlights My fellow Jamaicans, as we begin this new school year 2017 / 2018, we do so with much optimism and confidence that this will be a very good year for the education of our young people in Jamaica. last_img read more

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Damen Joins World Ocean Council

first_imgzoom Dutch-based Damen Shipyards Group has become the latest member of the World Ocean Council (WOC).Damen is the first European shipbuilder to join the WOC, the international business leadership alliance on ocean sustainability, science and stewardship. “Vessels are a common and fundamental aspect of all ocean industries. Many of the impacts to the marine environment can and must be addressed through improved vessel development and operations. Through the World Ocean Council, Damen can better work with the diverse ocean business community to identify and develop the innovative designs and products needed to tackle these issues – creating business opportunities and business solutions in support of cleaner seas,” Arnout Damen, Chief Commercial Officer, said.Damen’s efforts to reduce environmental impacts of shipping,  have resulted in, for example, an in-house E3 label, applying only to new Damen designs that are Environmentally friendly, Efficient in operation and Economically viable.Other examples are the new generations of hybrid, CNG and LNG tugs and inland shipping vessels, some of which are built and some of which are in research programmes, Damen‘s recent partnership with the Bellona Foundation, the Oslo-based institute for sustainable environmental solutions, and the BlueTec Tidal Energy project.last_img read more

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Two men dead after small plane crashes in Lanaudiere Friday night

first_imgSAINT-CUTHBERT, Que. — Two people died after a small plane crashed Friday night in Saint-Cuthbert, in the Lanaudiere region northeast of Montreal.The identity of the two men in the ultra-light aircraft has not yet been confirmed.Investigators from the Surete du Quebec were on the scene Saturday.The Transportation Safety Board of Canada will likely conduct its own investigation, though the agency did not immediately confirm a probe.Provincial police received a call shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday that a plane had crashed in a field near Grand Sainte Catherine road.The scene was cordoned off to allow for further investigation.The Canadian Presslast_img

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Dark memories from the forgotten war

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Korean War was the first armed conflict in the Cold War. North Korea and the Chinese army, supported by the Soviet Union, fought South Korea which had the backing of the United Nations.Both sides traded blows until the battle became a firmly entrenched stalemate.It was then that a young Metis man enlisted. Tired of his dead-end job, Leonard Desjarlais went to war.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has this story.last_img

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Bonn At UN climate conference Congo Basin youth spotlight their work protecting

Youth groups working in Africa’s Congo Basin countries are supporting economic progress in isolated rural communities while protecting the forest, and it is high time their voices were heard, a young woman at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, said Thursday.“Young people in the Congo Basin have been doing things on the ground that often go ignored,” explained Marie Tamoifo, President of the Cameroon Green Youth Association (Association de la Jeunesse verte du Cameroun – AJVC) and Regional Coordinator of the Youth Network for sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa (Réseau des jeunes pour la gestion durable des écosystèmes forestiers d’Afrique centrale – REJEFAC) in an interview with UN News.REJEFAC brings together youth organizations from 10 Congo Basin countries – Burundi, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe and Chad).Its aim is to promote the effective participation of young environmental actors in decision-making in the Congo Basin and “to contribute to the emergence in the region of a new type of leadership, more sensitive and open to the requirements of sustainable development.”“[As for] actions on the ground, there are reforestation, awareness and education programmes for young people. It’s about strengthening the work that is done by governments,” said Ms. Tamoifo.A solar panel programme in isolated communitiesFor several years, AJVC has been developing a programme in Cameroon for the electrification of isolated rural areas with solar panels. The programme started in 15 pilot communities in the east, in the center and in the far north of the country with the installation of solar panels in homes and schools. A contribution is made by the community itself, representing 25 to 30 per cent of the cost.“In these 15 communities, we trained 85 young people in solar installation techniques but also in psycho-socio-organizational methodology,” explained Ms Tamoifo. “When we arrive in a community, we first hold a discussion with that community. We try to see with [them] what the glaring problems are.”The youth participating in this programme are from the community. They are trained and they provide maintenance for the solar panels that have already been installed. “For now, they are not really paid. They receive a small allowance,” added Ms.Tamoifo.The association needs more financial support to maintain and expand this programme. “We have received more than 100 requests from villages and we cannot answer them given [our] modest means. And young people who are trained today also need to make a living to be able to continue this work,” she said.A ‘climate caravan’ in CameroonAmong other actions carried out by young people in the Congo Basin region, the REJEFAC Coordinator mentioned a tree planting initiative by volunteers in the Republic of Congo, and a programme focusing on handicrafts and conservation of natural resources in Rwanda.Before coming to COP 23, the network organized a ‘climate caravan’ in Cameroon with the participation of young people from the ten countries of the Congo Basin to show what youth organizations are doing in terms of sustainable development and protection of the planet.”We organized this caravan which was named ‘the COP at home,’” said the Coordinator of REJEFAC. Young people have been designated as climate ambassadors.The ‘climate caravan’ travelled in the Douala region, coastal areas and went to Equatorial Guinea. “It showed how we could talk about the theoretical aspect and go on the ground to experience the realities of conservation parks and conflicts between humans and elephants,” concluded Ms. Tamoifo. read more

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8 sitcom theme tunes youll have to sing along to

first_img1. Perfect StrangersWho were you more like? Cousin Larry or Balki?Uploaded by lurrz2. Family TiesSha-la-la-laaaaaaUploaded by BlastFromThePast3. CheersHi Norm!Uploaded by PopularNostalgia4. Fresh Prince of Bel AirSMELL YOU LATER! Uploaded by Vissor5.Who’s the Boss?Hold me closer Tony Danza6. The Wonder YearsNostalgia overdose!Uploaded by RedFarmer7. Silver SpoonsTogetheeeeer, we’re gonna find our way…Uploaded by Aquatica8. Kate and AllieThis song came at the end of each episode rather than at the beginning…Uploaded by 513official4Video: A Capella Star Wars Theme Tune of the Day>last_img

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15 of workers in Galways hospitality sector say they have been sexually

first_img15% of workers in Galway’s hospitality sector say they have been sexually abused at work A study of 400 workers revealed how sex abuse and harassment is rife across the city. http://jrnl.ie/3273358 Monday 6 Mar 2017, 6:00 PM Image: Shutterstock/wavebreakmedia By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 6th 2017, 6:00 PM Share161 Tweet Email4 Image: Shutterstock/wavebreakmedia Short URL 22 Comments 17,028 Views A SURVEY OF nearly 400 workers in the Galway hospitality industry has uncovered a raft of allegations of illegal practices and abuses.The survey, carried out by former worker Eva Mitchell, Sinn Féin senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh and with the help of SIPTU, found that a large number of waiting staff, hotel workers, cleaners and other domestic workers say they have been on the end of serious abuse.When asked if they had ever been abused at work, the survey found that:Just under 80% had experienced verbal abuseOver 15% had been attacked physically at work36% had been sexually harassed15% of staff had been sexually abusedNearly 70% had been underpaidIn one case, a female worker described how her boss would arrive in drunk and told staff they were “useless pieces of s**” as they worked extra hours due to being understaffed.In another instance, a worker described how she would never complain to management because if she did then she’d get fewer hours the following week.According to the survey, the main perpetrators of the abuse are managers and owners who account for nearly 85% of the issues, according to the study. The survey also found that 95% of respondents were not in a union.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, organiser Eva Mitchell said while she was not shocked about most of the results, she was horrified about how widespread sexual harassment is in the industry.Mitchell was also surprised to see how 60% of people did not report the abuse to a senior member of staff. According to the study, some of them said they did not do this as they felt that, if they complained, they would receive fewer work hours the following week.There were also concerns that nothing would be done or that things would not change. Eva Mitchell Source: TheJournal.ie“Well, to be honest, I wasn’t entirely shocked by it. I knew it was going on. But what got me was how often it was happening. The incidence rate is quite appalling. That did surprise me,” she said.“Especially with the zero hours contract, people are in very vulnerable employment. There’s a fear that if you bring anything to the attention of the bosses that nothing will change or worse that you’d have your hours cut.”Last month, TheJournal.ie ran an investigative piece which dealt with a number of abuses being suffered by staff in hotels and bars across the west with a particular focus on Galway.Tonight, Eva, along with members of the hospitality sector will meet at a public meeting in Ballybrit, Galway, to talk about the results and what can be done to help those who are suffering in their employment. It is hoped that more people will become aware of their employe rights as a result.TheJournal.ie currently investigating the problems which affect workers across a myriad of industries nationwide. It is our intention to highlight exploitation within sectors which traditionally are not well-represented by unions. If you have been abused or mistreated at work and wish to get in touch, you can do so by emailing workersrights@thejournal.ieRead: Over 300k belonging to criminal gang discovered in woman’s home following search >Read: 5,600 enquiries, 20,000 hours of CCTV footage – Garda Adrian Donohoe’s murder is still unsolved >last_img read more

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Virus de Schmallenberg 71 nouveaux élevages touchés

first_imgVirus de Schmallenberg : 71 nouveaux élevages touchésApparu en novembre 2011 en Allemagne, le virus de Schmallenberg est en pleine expansion dans les élevages d’ovins et de bovins en France, provoquant des malformations à la naissance des animaux.Les éleveurs français ont peur. Depuis novembre 2011 et sa découverte dans la petite ville allemande de Schmallenberg, qui lui a donné son nom, un virus touche les exploitations françaises et ne cesse sa progression. Le ministère de l’Agriculture a d’ailleurs décompté 71 nouveaux élevages touchés, ce qui porte le nombre à 1303 dans l’ensemble de l’Hexagone, explique Web Agri. Ce virus de Schmallenberg touche principalement les ovins mais les bovins et caprins sont aussi touchés.À lire aussiPompéi, chèvres et champs magnétiques, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 18 octobreIl se caractérise par de la fièvre, une chute de production ou des malformations à la naissance. Qui plus est, son mode de transmission est assez dur à contrôler puisque ce sont les insectes qui le propagent, et non pas les bêtes entre elles. Un virus qui fait du mal aux exploitants français, le pays étant le plus touché au sein de l’Union Européenne, devant l’Allemagne, la Belgique, les Pays-Bas et le Royaume-Uni. La Russie et la Biélorussie ont d’ailleurs suspendu les importations de certains types de bétail en provenance de l’UE en raison de la propagation du virus. Le 24 avril 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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CompanyWide Layoffs Hit Time Inc

first_img UPDATE:   Time Inc. will lay off dozens of employees, following extensive restructuring that unified management teams and consolidated sales forces across the company’s many titles and brands. Bekkedahl joined Time Inc. from Keep Holdings, an ecommerce website which she founded after leaving ad sales at Rodale. Bekkedahl resigned as EVP and group publisher at Rodale in 2009 after 17 years at the company. Before leaving, she oversaw the sales and marketing teams for Rodale’s many magazines, including Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Prevention, Runner’s World, Bicycling, Running Times, Mountain Bike, and Organic Gardening. Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that MaryAnn Bekkedahl was among those laid off. Sources familiar with the situation tell Folio: that Bekkedahl is departing by choice.  A spokesperson for the company tells Folio: that layoffs are happening across various departments, starting today. Time Inc. employs 7,200 people globally.  “Over the last couple of weeks, we have been realigning our organizational structure to better leverage our content creation, sales, and marketing and brand development operations,” the spokesperson said in a statement. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. “Our primary objective has been to better position ourselves to operate with greater agility and optimize the growth areas of our operation. As a result, there will be some job eliminations. That is always painful but an unfortunate reality in today’s business climate.” While the company would not confirm any numbers, The Wall Street Journal reports that 110 employees will be let go.  Kevin White, group publisher of Cooking Light, Health, and MyRecipes will also leave Time Inc. after 24 years at the company. White announced his departure on LinkedIn last week. In addition, MaryAnn Bekkedahl is leaving the company, Folio: has learned. Bekkedahl joined the company in May as president of fashion and luxury. She was hired to oversee InStyle, StyleWatch, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, and Departures.last_img read more

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In pics and videos Heavy rains bring Mumbai to its knees again

first_imgThe situation in Mumbai continues to be grim as rail and road traffic have been affected after incessant rains.Incessant rainfall has once again brought Mumbai to its knees as the city witnessed around 20 mm showers in just three hours on Monday, July 8, morning. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated that the city will continue to see heavy rains for the next 24 hours. The situation in Mumbai continues to be grim as rail and road traffic have been affected as most parts of the city remain waterlogged.Twitter was flooded with images and videos showing a submerged city.  #MumbaiRainsLiveUpdates and #MumbaiRains are trending on Twitter from last few days. For a city which provides 30% of income tax collections in the country, 6% of the GDP and having over $380 billion economy – what is provided back to citizens is sheer garbage. #MumbaiRains pic.twitter.com/L3a17MC89B— Ronak Sutaria (@rsutaria) June 29, 2019So I fell into this open manhole on the sidewalk on veera desai road (opposite Country Club) a little while ago. Managed to break fall and pull myself out. Thanks @mybmc #mumbairains #mumbaimonsoon #manhole pic.twitter.com/5krJ18xxMi— Tanmaya Nanda (@tkn2104) July 2, 2019The flight operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, India’s second busiest airport, were temporarily suspended after heavy rains lashed the city. A Mumbai Airport spokesperson told news agency ANI, “Due to heavy rains, there are no movements at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai.”The visibility had reportedly been affected by the rainfall. “Due to heavy rains, visibility is changing every minute. Since 9:15 am, the visibility at the airport is fluctuating. There is a delay due to weather. No cancellation as of now but 3 diversions took place till now,” the Mumbai airport spokesperson added. Heavy rains affected visibility in the Mumbai airport.ReutersThe runway operations at the Mumbai airport was suspended for about 20 minutes.Airlines including Air Vistara and SpiceJet have issued advisories warning passengers of further delays.  Besides Palghar, Thane and Raigad, large parts of the city and suburbs were lashed with heavy rains. People witnessed heavy traffic jams at Bandra, Santacruz and Vile Parle. Office-goers complained about the lifeline of Mumbai as rains lashed the city in the morning rush hour.Meanwhile, a roof collapsed in Shivaji Nagar in Govandi, injuring eight people.Earlier, at least 38 people were killed in various rain-related accidents across the state while 23 died in Mumbai alone due to the torrential downpour. Around 22 people died and 78 were severely injured in a wall collapse incident in the northern suburb of Malad in Mumbai following heavy rains.last_img read more

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SC rejects Khaleda leave to appeal in graft case

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda ZiaThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the leave to appeal filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking fresh recording of deposition of the witnesses of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, reports UNB.A five-member bench led by acting chief justice Abdul Wahhab Miah passed the order.Earlier on Monday, the SC concluded the hearing and set Thursday for delivering verdict.Badrudduza Badal, counsel of Khaleda Zia, said the Appellate Division rejected the leave to appeal filed against HC order that disposed the petition filed by Khaleda Zia for fresh recording of deposition of witnesses.On 30 October, the apex court passed ‘no order’ on a petition filed by Khaleda Zia and cleared way for the continuation of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Later, Khaleda filed leave to appeal.On 22 October, the High Court disposed with observation the petition filed by Khaleda Zia seeking its directive for recording deposition of nine witnesses of the state.Besides, the HC rejected an appeal filed for re-examining two witnesses of the case.Following court order on 24 October, Khaleda filed petition with the Supreme Court against the HC order.After a hearing, chamber judge of the Appellate Division justice Syed Mahmud Hossain sent the petition to the full bench of the apex court for its hearing.The ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on 3 July 2008 with Ramna police station accusing Khaleda Zia, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, now living in the UK after securing bail, and four others for misappropriating over Tk 21 million that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.last_img read more

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Teary relatives complete legal process

first_imgThe first namaz-e-janaza of the deceased 23 Bangladeshis held on the premises of Bangladesh Embassy in Nepal. Photo: UNBThe relatives of the US Bangla plane crash victims on Monday had to do the hardest thing in life, receiving the bodies of their dear ones.They were in tears as they completed the legal procedures in the city’s Army Stadium before taking the bodies to be laid to eternal rest.Sultana Akhter, accompanied by her 10-year-old son Hamim, sister-in-law and other relatives, came there with a photo of her husband Nuruzzaman Babu in hand.A teary Sultana said her husband was a junior assistant foreman of Runner Automobiles Limited, a motorcycle manufacturer in Bangladesh. He along with two of his colleagues was going to their Nepal office to impart training to Nepalese mechanics. All three were killed in the crash.Police assigned 23 of its officers for collecting information of the relatives of the 23 victims.“We are collecting information and signature of those who would take the bodies since compensation and other government grants will be sent to their address,” said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Gulshan division) additional deputy commissioner Md Abdul Ahad.Sultana providing information about her husband to police. Photo: Prothom AloA total of 26 Bangladeshis, 22 Nepalese and one Chinese were killed as the US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport on 12 March.Besides, 10 more Bangladeshis, nine Nepalese and one Maldivian were injured in the disaster.last_img read more

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DC Council Hearing Do Citizens Want Public Use of Marijuana

first_imgWhen Marijuana Legalization Initiative 71 runs out on Jan. 15, D.C. residents may gain the right to smoke in public places. However, a proposed bill could keep cannabis smoking restricted to private use as mandated under Initiative 71.The measure would only extend the Decriminalization Bill, approved March 4, 2014, which reduces the maximum penalty for possession of an ounce of marijuana from six months in prison and a $1,000 fine to just a $25 fine for possession and a $100 fine for public use, with no jail time.The D.C. Council Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on Dec. 10 for the public to testify in opposition or in favor of the proposed bill, B21-0107. Of the 24 public witnesses, all testified in opposition of the new bill.  “I will no longer be a criminal for taking cannabis,” Louis Porteous said. “I have asthma, I almost lost my hand in 2001 and they put me on opiates and it turned me into a drooling junkie. When I came to the District of Columbia, I got my medical card and took care of the issues that they were trying to take care with opiates.”Another witness said the legislative effort should go towards another drug.“I think we’d be better off talking about K2,” Mary Smith said. “I fear for my child going to school, not because of marijuana but because of that.”Ward 5 Councilman and Judiciary Committee Chair Kenyan McDuffie said, “I’m the only member of the committee here. Other members of the committee would have to weigh in and that’s how decisions get made as to whether or not we move forward with the bill. It depends part on the witness testimony and partially on the members who have a vote.”Melina Bolling, director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs was the only government witness to testify in favor of the bill.“The District marijuana law is intended for home grow and home use,” she said. “The clarification what we’re looking for from DCRA’s [Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs] perspective is to separate where the public is invited and where the public isn’t invited. We want to create a clear line so individuals can comply with the law.”Residents in subsidized housing, which is federally-owned property, or those who rent property owned by a landlord who does not approve of cannabis, do not have a place to smoke, Bolling said. Only 19 percent of D.C. residents own their own home, making the terms of the bill ineffectual for most residents.“Their alternative is to go out onto the streets where they risk arrest and conviction of a misdemeanor offense. There are individuals who have children who wish to not be in the house with their children when they smoke and right now they have no alternative either,” said public witness Kate Bell, a lobbyist for D.C. Marijuana Justice. “There’s no reason that cannabis users should be treated as second class citizens when they’re using a substance that is less harmful than alcohol.”A decision on the proposed bill is expected at the next legislative meeting on Jan. 5.last_img read more

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Internet Browsers Market with New Growth Prospect by Top Key Players

first_imgInternet Browsers The recent research report on the global Internet Browsers market presents the latest industry data and future trends, allowing you to recognize the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability of the market.The report offers an extensive analysis of key drivers, leading market players, key segments, and regions. Besides this, the experts have deeply studied different geographical areas and presented a competitive scenario to assist new entrants, leading market players, and investors determine emerging economies. These insights offered in the report would benefit market players to formulate strategies for the future and gain a strong position in the global market.Download Sample Copy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3161700?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTop Market Players: Menlo Security, Cyberinc, Safari (Apple), Tucloud Federal, Bromium, Cigloo, Citrix Systems, Authentic8, Internet Explorer (Windows), UC Browser, Opera, Firefox, Light Point Security, Symantec, Ericom Software, Google Chrome, BomgarThe report begins with a brief introduction and market overview of the Internet Browsers industry followed by its market scope and size. Next, the report provides an overview of market segmentation such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities for the market are also listed, along with current trends and policies in the industry.The report provides a detailed study of the growth rate of every segment with the help of charts and tables. Furthermore, various regions related to the growth of the market are analyzed in the report. These regions include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Besides this, the research demonstrates the growth trends and upcoming opportunities in every region.Analysts have revealed that the Internet Browsers market has shown several significant developments over the past few years. The report offers sound predictions on market value and volume that can be beneficial for the market players, investors, stakeholders, and new entrants to gain detailed insights and obtain a leading position in the market.Additionally, the report offers an in-depth analysis of key market players functioning in the global Internet Browsers industry.The research presents the performance of each player active in the global Internet Browsers market. It also offers a summary and highlights the current advancements of each player in the market. This piece of data is a great source of study material for the investors and stakeholders interested in the market. In addition, the report offers insights on suppliers, buyers, and merchants in the market. Along with this, a comprehensive analysis of consumption, market share, and growth rate of each application is offered for the historic period.The report clearly shows that the Internet Browsers industry has achieved remarkable progress since 2019 with numerous significant developments boosting the growth of the market. This report is prepared based on a detailed assessment of the industry by experts. To conclude, stakeholders, investors, product managers, marketing executives, and other experts in search of factual data on supply, demand, and future predictions would find the report valuable.Avail Discount on Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3161700?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTable of ContentsChapter 1 provides an overview of Internet Browsers market, containing global revenue, global production, sales, and CAGR. The forecast and analysis of Internet Browsers market by type, application, and region are also presented in this chapter.Chapter 2 is about the market landscape and major players. It provides competitive situation and market concentration status along with the basic information of these players.Chapter 3 provides a full-scale analysis of major players in Internet Browsers industry. The basic information, as well as the profiles, applications and specifications of products market performance along with Business Overview are offered.Chapter 4 gives a worldwide view of Internet Browsers market. It includes production, market share revenue, price, and the growth rate by type.Chapter 5 focuses on the application of Internet Browsers, by analyzing the consumption and its growth rate of each application.Chapter 6 is about production, consumption, export, and import of Internet Browsers in each region.Chapter 7 pays attention to the production, revenue, price and gross margin of Internet Browsers in markets of different regions. The analysis on production, revenue, price and gross margin of the global market is covered in this part.Chapter 8 concentrates on manufacturing analysis, including key raw material analysis, cost structure analysis and process analysis, making up a comprehensive analysis of manufacturing cost.Chapter 9 introduces the industrial chain of Internet Browsers. Industrial chain analysis, raw material sources and downstream buyers are analyzed in this chapter.Chapter 10 provides clear insights into market dynamics.Chapter 11 prospects the whole Internet Browsers market, including the global production and revenue forecast, regional forecast. It also foresees the Internet Browsers market by type and application.Chapter 12 concludes the research findings and refines all the highlights of the study.Chapter 13 introduces the research methodology and sources of research data for your understanding.About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. 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first_img News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more July 17, 2012 — New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, “European Data Storage Market in Healthcare,” finds that the market earned revenues of $1,011.4 million in 2010 and estimates this to reach $2,473 million in 2017. The research covers hospital IT, research and imaging segments.The European data storage market in healthcare is driven by technology developments and a growing need to document patient data for future interpretation. Rapid penetration of technology is a key characteristic of the data storage market. Cloud computing is expected to make strong inroads into healthcare data storage as the demand for cost-effective and efficient technologies increases at a rapid pace.”Advanced imaging leads to high resolution images that, in turn, enlarge data volumes, putting tremendous pressure on data storage devices,” said Somsainathan C. Kamalasekar, research analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “As the resolution of images becomes higher, data volumes swell, thereby increasing the need for advanced data storage, because there are regulations now that demand longer retention of patient data.”Changing times have led hospital administrations to focus on developing defensive evidence to address legal issues. This requires the retention of large volumes of patient data for a longer period of time. Similarly, the growing exchange of healthcare information is motivating the need for efficient data storage.”Data sharing is becoming a vital component in healthcare delivery to ensure uninterrupted and highly efficient treatment of patients, irrespective of their demographic location,” said Somsainathan. “Therefore, the demand for secure data storage systems is burgeoning across Europe.”However, the lack of budgetary allocations for hospital IT infrastructure, alongside the number of new systems and medical devices that are being introduced in healthcare, is putting pressure on the data storage market. Growth is being largely restricted due to budget constraints and the rapid technology developments, which data storage device manufacturers are unable to keep pace with.Investing in cost-effective technology to overcome exploding data levels will help in overcoming budget constraints. Traditionally, only 3 percent of hospital budgets is allocated for the development of information infrastructure. Hence, allocating funds prudently to address need for data storage will help the market grow.”Market participants need to keep pace with technology developments and develop cost-effective solutions,” concluded Somsainathan. “This will be pivotal in achieving market growth in the highly competitive European data storage in healthcare.”For more information: www.healthcareIT.frost.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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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. 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 Related Content Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … 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 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 Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more 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 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 News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | July 17, 2012 Exploding Volumes of Patient Data to Create Demand for Data Storage in Healthcare last_img read more

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Heavy rains lead to mass floods in the Pacific

first_img2:25 p.m.: Photos show evacuations   Courtesy of Surfing Nosara. Rescue and evacuation efforts underway in Nosara on Oct. 5, 2018. Courtesy of Surfing Nosara.3:10 p.m.: CNE provides update on emergency efforts   In a Friday afternoon press conference, the CNE said more than 100 communities in the provinces of Puntarenas and Guanacaste have been evacuated to 19 temporary shelters.The CNE has been unable to access some communities in the Nandayure and Paquera sectors that have suffered the most severe flooding and landslides, Solís said.Yamileth Astorga, Executive President of the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers, said that thousands of people have been without drinking water Friday due to the flooding and the rains.3:35 p.m.: Additional evacuation photos More than 100 communities in Costa Rica were evacuated on Oct. 5. Courtesy of Vecinos de Nosara. Overflowing rivers and creeks flooded residential areas in Nosara on Oct. 5. Courtesy of Vecinos de Nosara. A man salvages belongings after flooding in Nosara, Guanacaste on Oct. 5. Courtesy of Vecinos de Nosara.4:25 p.m.: Educational centers being used as shelters In a press release, the Public Education Ministry (MEP) said eight educational centers are being utilized as temporary shelters for more than 1,100 people.Seven of the shelters are in Puntarenas, while the eighth is in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste.An additional six educational centers currently cannot be used as shelters due to flooding, landslides or other problems with accessing the sites, MEP said.MEP officials will continue working with Local Emergency Commissions to provide further assistance to affected communities.Readers interested in donating to support relief efforts can make U.S. tax-deductible donations through Amigos of Costa Rica: to the Guanacaste Community Fund (general relief) or to the Nosara Animal Care (rescuing abandoned animals).This is a developing story that has been updated with additional photos and videos. Stay tuned to The Tico Times for further developments. Facebook Comments Floods have hit Guanacaste, the Southern Zone, the Central Pacific and other regions in recent days. Courtesy of Alina Trejos12:45 p.m.: Videos capture the overflowing Nosara River   Last updated at 4:25 p.m. CST.  Original story: Heavy rains over the course of the week caused significant flooding throughout Costa Rica on Friday.Alexander Solís, President of the National Emergency Commission (CNE), said nearly 1,000 people have been evacuated to at least 16 different shelter sites due to overflowing rivers in the provinces of Puntarenas and Guanacaste.“Since [Thursday], we’ve had intense rains, especially in the Central Valley and the Nicoya Peninsula, in addition in the Central Pacific,” Solís said. “This has caused multiple situations, especially in the Sector of Paquita […] and in Puntarenas, especially in Chacarita, El Establo and El Roble, where it was necessary to move people to shelters.”Solís also said landslides have blocked part of Route 160, which traverses the coast of Guanacaste, in addition to other streets in the northern province.He warned the public to exercise caution as rains are expected to continue throughout Friday. Even shallow flood waters pose drowning risks, and vehicles can stall or be swept away by moving water.“It’s important to mention we are predicting more rain throughout the rest of the day,” Solís said. “So be attentive to areas of risk, leave them as a preventative measure, and please contact the Municipal Emergency Commissions that has already set up shelters throughout the province.”Alina Trejos, a resident of Nosara, Guanacaste, said heavy rain overnight caused the Nosara River to overflow, flooding the entire town center. She said members of the public with paddleboards and kayaks are joining emergency crews to help people evacuate.“People have water up to their waists or higher,” Trejos said. “[… ]The situation is plenty critical.”Friday marks a year since Tropical Storm Nate killed dozens of people in Costa Rica and throughout Central America. Many communities have not fully recovered from the damage, which included destroyed roads and bridges.Photos and videos shared with The Tico Times captured the extent of Friday’s flooding:11:50 a.m.: Initial photos from flooding in Nosara A flooded street in Nosara on Oct. 5, 2018 Courtesy of Steve Mackcenter_img Related posts:Costa Rica’s southern Pacific hit by heavy rains, flooding Heavy rains: One death in Costa Rica, at least 13 dead in Central America More heavy rains will hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week, red alerts issued Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for Maylast_img read more

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AccorHotels launches Seoul Dragon City – Koreas first Li

first_imgAccorHotels launches Seoul Dragon City – Korea’s first ‘Lifestyle Hotel-Plex’Korea’s first ‘lifestyle hotel-plex’ Seoul Dragon City will open on 1 October, featuring  four AccorHotels brands, 1,700 rooms, 11 restaurants and bars, 17 meeting rooms, two multi-function grand ballrooms, and a world first: four full floors of entertainment in a Sky Bridge suspended between two of the towers.Featuring four distinct AccorHotels brands ranging from luxury to economy, Seoul Dragon City will cater to every demographic:Grand Mercure Ambassador Seoul Yongsan is designed for families and long-stay guests who enjoy an upscale lifestyle in a serviced residence, with 202 relaxing rooms featuring warm colours and locally inspired decorative motifs, prints, pictures and furniture.Novotel Suites Ambassador Seoul Yongsan is also ideal for long-stay business and leisure guests or those who like more space and flexibility, with 286 spacious modular suites featuring an ergonomic design for work and relaxation and non-partitioned space that can accommodate from one to four guests.Novotel Ambassador Seoul Yongsan will appeal to business and leisure guests seeking a comfortable and easy stay, with 621 large fully-appointed rooms with a simple, modern design, and non-partitioned space that is ideal for individual guests and families.ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan features 591 colourful and inspiring rooms with a bold personality, making it the choice for business and leisure groups, airline crews, families, friends, and frequent individual travellers who prefer all-inclusive rates.“2017 has been a record-breaking year for AccorHotels in South Korea, highlighted by this launch of the largest project we have signed in the country featuring four hotel brands in the same complex, including the introduction of Grand Mercure and Novotel Suites in this market,” says Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels, Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia.“Together, the four brands can cater to the needs of every guest,” he adds. “Grand Mercure combines rich Korean culture with elegant service, making it a great option for long-stay guests who require full residence services. Our Novotel Suites will attract medium- to long-stay business travellers and families on urban holidays. By the end of this year, the group will have 24 hotels in South Korea, which will be followed by eight more in the next two years. We will also be diversifying our brand portfolio to the luxury segment in the near future.”Jerome Stubert, Cluster General Manager of Seoul Dragon City, adds, “Korea is a very promising market where the number of in-bound travellers is on a steady rise. Seoul Dragon City is Korea’s first-ever lifestyle hotel-complex and consists of four AccorHotels brands serving all types of guests and suiting every budget. Grand in its scale, the complex features the widest range of convention space in Seoul, multiple restaurants and bars, and the amazing Sky Bridge. Offering an ideal combination of globally recognised high-standard hospitality and unmatched facilities, Seoul Dragon City is positioned locally, regionally and internationally to be Korea’s global landmark”.The pièce de résistance is indeed the Sky Bridge, with highlights including:King’s Vacation – the only lounge bar in South Korea where guests can experience a European décor that reinterprets the royal vacation, with an innovative range of cuisine and beverages, an indoor miniature swimming pool, Skywalk, and performance stage.Sky Beach – where guests can experience a private beach club, with music and international cuisine amongst a setting reminiscent of the legendary beach clubs of Spain, Greece, Singapore and Las Vegas.Taking its name from the Yongsan District in which it stands – known in English as Dragon Mountain – the area has become a magnet for foreign travellers who gravitate to its shopping centres and nightlife.Source = AccorHotelslast_img read more

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