JK High Court asks IGP to fie status report by Friday

first_imgSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday took suo moto cognizance of the Bandipora rape case of a three-year-old girl and directed Inspector General of Police (Kashmir zone) to file a status report by Friday.A division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan, taking notice of reports about the rape case, directed the IGP to file a status report about the investigations before 10 am on Friday. A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped last week by her neighbour, leading to widespread outrage and protests against the incident. The accused has been arrested and a special investigation team constituted for a speedy investigation of the incident.last_img read more

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2016 Olympics Moroccos Iguider Advances to 1500m Final

Rio de Janeiro – Moroccan Athlete Abdelaati Iguider advanced Thursday to the men’s 1500m final at Rio Olympics.Iguider, bronze medalist of the same distance at the 2012 Olympics, was one of two competitors to advance on time as he finished in 3:40.11.The other Moroccan athletes engaged in the race, Fouad El Kaam and Brahim Kaazouzi, did not make it to the final, after finishing 9th and 13th in the first and 2nd qualifying heats. The final is scheduled for Saturday at 9 p.m. (local time). read more

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Police Sergeant Premachandra promoted to SI

Police Sergeant Sarath Premachandra, who was killed during the Jaffna shooting incident on Saturday, has been promoted posthumously to the rank of a Sub Inspector (SI).High Court judge N. Illancheliyan was shot at by gunmen in Nallur, Jaffna while he was in his vehicle. The judge was unhurt but Premachandra, who was giving security to the judge was injured.The High Court judge is part of a trial-at-bar hearing the case on the rape and murder of the school girl. (Colombo Gazette)

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Rajagiriya flyover to be open next month more flyovers soon

The Prime Minister said that while there is severe traffic in Rajagiriya as a result of the work being carried out on the new flyover, that traffic is only temporary. He said that President Maithripala Sirisena will declare open the Rajagiriya flyover next month as the work will be completed ahead of schedule. He said that more flyovers will be constructed in other areas as well and this will help strengthen the economy of the country. (Colombo Gazette) The Rajagiriya flyover is to be declared open next month and more flyovers will be constructed at other locations around Colombo soon, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.He said that road traffic congestion is having a negative impact on the economy and it needs to be addressed soon. The Prime Minister made these comments after inspecting the flyover today with Deputy Minister. Dr. Harsha de Silva.The Prime Minister said that steps are being taken to construct a flyover near the Kelaniya bridge to reduce traffic congestion in the area. read more

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Garage sector set for shakeup as DfT announces support for Motor Codes

·         Department for Transport gives backing to Motor Codes·         Paul Clark MP acknowledges political and industry-wide backing for Code·         DfT recommends OFT-approved codes to motorists Launched in 2008 and now backed by the DfT, along with consumer groups such as Trading Standards and major industry bodies, the Motor Codes team looks to 2010 as the pivotal year for subscribing garages and their customers.“A postcode-driven Garage Finder at www.motorcodes.co.uk ensures that every motorist in Britain can find a reputable, honest garage that charges fairly and has conscientious and competent staff,” said Chris Mason, Motor Codes director. “There is no need for anyone to feel ripped-off or mistreated by their service and repair centre as Motor Codes garages guarantee this high level of service.” The UK service and repair sector is set to be transformed in 2010 as Motor Codes embarks on its consumer awareness campaign, further boosted by heavyweight support from the Department for Transport (DfT). In a recent letter to Motor Codes, transport minister Paul Clark said that he welcomed the success of Motor Codes and was encouraged by the level of support from across industry. He made particular reference to the support Motor Codes gained from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, a key government division whose work impacts directly on every service and repair garage. Motor Codes is by far the largest consumer protection code of its kind with its subscriber base already exceeding 6,200 garages nationwide.  Through the ‘Garage Finder’ tool on its website (www.motorcodes.co.uk), Motor Codes Ltd provides motorists with a tailored list of nearby garages that guarantee to provide open, honest and trustworthy service at fair, transparent prices. “We encourage motorists to use a garage that subscribes to an Office of Fair Trading approved code of Practice, such as the Motor Industry Code for Service and Repair,” said Paul Clark MP. “Membership of such a code demonstrates the garage’s commitment to standards of work, customer service and procedures for redress.” -Ends- This year, through a series of national, high profile awareness campaigns, Motor Codes plans to increase significantly the number of visits to Motor Codes garages.  The Garage Finder facility on www.motorcodes.co.uk has already received over 100,000 unique visitors and this is expected to increase this year along with the quantity of garage ratings submitted. The rating, produced from consumer feedback, provides individuals with a means of comparing different garages. A rating is awarded to each Motor Codes garage based upon consumer feedback and is displayed on the garage’s own profile page at www.motorcodes.co.uk. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Major contract mining award for Barminco at Mount Lyell

first_imgUnderground hard rock mining contractor Barminco has been awarded a three year development and production mining contract at the Mount Lyell copper, gold and silver mine in Tasmania, owned by Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT). The contract is Barminco’s second largest to date after Sunrise Dam, which was awarded in May 2011. Barminco will commence works on September 1, advancing decline development 3,600 m/y and producing 2.47 Mt/y of ore. The project will have a workforce of 200 personnel.Barminco CEO, Peter Stokes, said: “We are delighted to be working on this project with CMT. During a time of market volatility where efficiencies are paramount, the award of this contract demonstrates our ability to value-add as a contractor and our capacity to deliver on our growth strategy.” The Mount Lyell copper mine, located in Queenstown, Tasmania, is the oldest, continually operating mining field in Australia with more than 100 years of operation. CMT is a part of the Vedanta group of companies. Earlier this year, Barminco was awarded the contract at the Renison Tin mine also in Tasmania.  It has also recently had its contracts extended at the Flying Fox nickel mine and the Agnew gold mine.last_img read more

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Apple International iPad 2 launch is still on schedule for Friday

first_imgIf I still lived in Europe, I’d be willing to bet at this point that Apple is going to miss the international launch of the iPad 2 on Friday. I mean, just look at the state of things: Apple Stores are still seeing long lines of customers, and shipping dates of an iPad 2 ordered right this second is 5 weeks away. Heck, I ordered my iPad 2 online the very second it became available on March 11th, and my iPad 2 only arrived today. Apple just doesn’t have the stock for an international launch this month. No way.Or do they? Apple says that despite the fact that they can’t even begin to satisfy US demand for the iPad 2, they’ll be launching on March 25th in about a dozen more countries. This all according to an Apple UK spokesperson who told Tech Radar that “everything that is on the website [about the UK launch] still holds true.”AdChoices广告How? Apple didn’t have enough stock before a 9.0 earthquake and massive tsunami hit Japan. How do they have enough for an international launch?Well, one theory is that Apple is purposefully holding iPad 2 stock back for the international launch, but I just don’t buy it: I think they are shipping out iPad 2s literally as fast as they can make them. Rather, I think what Apple has reserved is time on the assembly line schedule to make international iPad 2s. In other words, we reached those 4-5 week delivery times in the United States so quickly because Apple was anticipating international demand.If I’m right on this, it was a smart move on Apple’s part. Last year, Apple was forced to delay the international rollout of the iPad 2 due to overwhelming U.S. demand. It looks like they’ve figured out a way to avoid the embarassment this time.Read more at TechRadarlast_img read more

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Body found on Wales beach confirmed as missing Irishman Brendan Burke

first_imgBody found on Wales beach confirmed as missing Irishman Brendan Burke Burke had gone missing from his Rathfarnham care home on 15 November 2017. Feb 16th 2018, 1:23 PM Friday 16 Feb 2018, 1:23 PM Image: An Garda Síochána 69,436 Views 26 Comments Share30 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3855670 Image: An Garda Síochána Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article GARDAÍ HAVE CONFIRMED that the body found on a beach in north Wales last November is that of missing 71-year-old man Brendan Burke.Burke, who had gone missing from his Rathfarnham care home, was last seen on 15 November outside the Permanent TSB in Rathmines.An extensive search followed, with gardaí issuing a number of appeals for info related to his disappearance, including the release of CCTV footage.It has now been confirmed that the body of the man who was found ashore by HM Coastguard and North Wales Police on 29 November 2017 is that of Brendan Burke.Gardaí thanked the public for its assistance during the search. Short URL By Sean Murraylast_img read more

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Père et bébé des interactions bénéfiques pour le futur de lenfant

first_imgPère et bébé : des interactions bénéfiques pour le futur de l’enfantDes chercheurs britanniques ont étudié les bénéfices des interactions entre un père et son enfant à l’âge de trois mois. Ils ont découvert que celles-ci permettaient de réduire les problèmes de comportement du bébé à l’âge d’un an.Si l’on parle souvent des relations d’une mère et de son nouveau-né, attention à ne pas négliger les interactions entre un père et son bébé ! C’est du moins ce que démontre l’étude publiée jeudi dans la revue Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry et menée par des chercheurs de l’Université d’Oxford. Ceux-ci se sont en effet intéressés aux bénéfices potentiels d’un rapport positif et régulier entre un enfant âgé de trois ans et son père. Et les résultats se sont avérés plutôt parlants. “Nous avons découvert que les enfants dont les pères avaient davantage de contacts avaient de meilleurs résultats, avec par la suite moins de problèmes de comportement chez leurs enfants. A l’inverse les troubles du comportement étaient plus nombreux lorsque les pères étaient plus distants, perdus dans leurs pensées ou avaient moins de contacts”, indique le docteur Paul Ramchandani directeur de l’étude cité par l’AFP. Pour en arriver à une telle conclusion les scientifiques ont travaillé sur 192 familles sélectionnées au sein de deux maternités britannique différentes. Au cours de l’étude, chaque enfant a ainsi été vu à deux reprises : à trois mois et à l’âge de un an. Les observations menées au cours de la dernière séance ont alors permis de classer le comportement problématique des sujets selon trois catégories : oppositionnel, agressif et hyperactif. Mais les résultats ont montré que les enfants ayant eu davantage de contacts positifs et réguliers avec leur père au cours des premiers mois de leur vie étaient moins sujets à ce genre de comportement.  Un mécanisme qui reste inexpliqué À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Par ailleurs, l’étude a montré que l’impact du père était plus important chez les garçons que chez les filles “ce qui pourrait laisser entendre que les garçons sont plus susceptibles d’être influencés par leur père dès leur plus jeune âge”, ajoute le Dr Ramchandani qui tient néanmoins à rester prudent. En effet, pour l’heure, il est encore difficile d’expliquer les mécanismes à la base du phénomène. Les chercheurs avancent ainsi prudemment que le désengagement du père pourrait être le résultat d’une relation de couple perturbée avec la mère de l’enfant ou refléter un manque général de supervision ou de soins. Des difficultés ressenties par l’enfant et auxquelles ils réagiraient en montrant un comportement perturbé. Malgré ce point d’obscurité, Paul Ramchandani estime tout de même : “nos recherches apportent une nouvelle pierre à un faisceau grandissant de preuves suggérant qu’une intervention précoce auprès des parents peut avoir un impact positif sur le développement de l’enfant”.Le 20 juillet 2012 à 17:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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WWE NXT star Alex Riley to undergo knee surgery

first_img Mauro Ranallo and WWE agree to new contract, NXT star undergoes knee surgery WhatsApp Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ruby Riott undergoes second shoulder surgery of the year, Rachel Evers has knee surgery Facebookcenter_img Google+ Courtesy of WWE.com:Alex Riley undergoing knee surgeryAlex Riley was on the receiving end of a devastating powerbomb into the ring apron at the hands of NXT Champion Kevin Owens following his match with Sami Zayn. The vicious attack left Riley with a back injury that will keep him out of action. The rage-fueled Superstar also revealed on Twitter that he is undergoing surgery next week. The operation will aim to fix the degenerative arthrosis Riley has been dealing with in his right knee.Though he’s facing a setback in his return to the ring after leaving NXT’s announcing team, Riley remains confident that he will return better than ever on Twitter:“Surgery booked 4 Thurs with Dr. Andrews thank u to @wwe 4 rushing me in. We can re-build him, we have the technology”Keep checking back with WWE.com for more details.—————————–While WWE is writing Riley out of NXT storylines for the time being with this surgery, Riley is indeed getting the surgery on his knee per mutliple wrestling media reports as the knee has been bothering him for some time. Twitter Jinder Mahal undergoes surgery on a ruptured patella tendon, posts update on recovery last_img read more

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Climate standoff Why are Republicans in Oregon AWOL

first_imgSALEM, Ore. — Republican state senators in Oregon left the Capitol — and in some cases, the state — last week to try to derail landmark climate legislation being pushed by Democrats. The dispute shows no signs of ending soon.WHAT’S THE DISAGREEMENT ABOUT?Democrats want to pass a cap and trade measure, which would dramatically reduce greenhouse gases in Oregon by 2050 by capping carbon emissions and requiring businesses to buy or trade for an ever-dwindling pool of pollution “allowances.” The legislation would lower that cap over time to encourage businesses to move away from fossil fuels.REPUBLCANS SAY THEIR VOICES AREN’T BEHING HEARDThe GOP says majority Democrats aren’t listening to their ideas about the cap and trade bill, which they say would exacerbate a growing divide between the liberal, urban parts of the state and the rural areas. The plan, they say, would increase the cost of fuel, damaging small business, truckers and the logging industry.NOT SO, SAY DEMOCRATSDemocrats say the bill includes provisions to mitigate its effect on rural communities and certain businesses. And they counter that it’s the GOP that isn’t showing good faith by going back on a deal that was struck earlier this year, in which Democrats say Republicans promised not to stage another walkout in exchange for concessions on other legislation. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown dispatched the state police to round up the rogue lawmakers after they skipped town on June 20. It’s believed some GOP senators went to Idaho and Montana. The state police has no jurisdiction outside Oregon.WHY IS THE LEGISLATURE STALLED?Democrats in Oregon have a rare supermajority in the House and Senate, meaning Republicans don’t have many ways to influence the debate. Democrats have an 18 to 12 majority in the Senate, but they need 20 members present for a quorum. So they need at least two Republicans to show up before any legislative action can be taken.last_img read more

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New Health Claim Could Double Human Consumption of Soy Protein

first_imgApproval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a new soy health claim is good news for consumers and soybean growers, according to the American Soybean Association (ASA). ASA First Vice President Tony Anderson, a soybean producer from Mount Sterling, Ohio, participated in a news conference today in Washington, D.C., to discuss the FDA’s authorization of health claims on food labels that associate soy protein with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.FDA published its final rule today that soy protein included in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels. As a result, food labels may now contain messages, such as “25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”Experts consider high blood cholesterol levels as being over 240. According to the American Heart Association, one in five Americans, or about 54 million people, fall into this group.”If these 54 million people with high blood cholesterol consumed the recommended 25 grams of soy protein each day, the ASA estimates the demand for soybeans would grow by more than 55 million bushels annually,” Anderson said. “We anticipate the soy protein health claim could nearly double the amount of soy protein consumed in human food in the United States if these people would consume the recommended 25 grams of soy protein each day.Research funded by the soybean checkoff shows that the use of our soybeans in food will increase at a rate of 10 percent a year for the next five years, up from about 37 million bushels to more than 60 million bushels.The figure would be five times higher if all 271 million U.S. citizens consumed the recommended 25 grams of soy protein each day. This level of consumption would result in an increased demand for soybeans of more than 276 million bushels annually.”Soybean producers also know that our greatest potential lies beyond our borders,” Anderson said. “With 5.3 billion customers overseas, ASA is going to be working hard to spread the news about the U.S. health claim to international customers.”Soybean farmers, through their checkoff program, helped provide the necessary research that helped the FDA make the decision. Consumers can attain more information about soy foods to help meet the new soy health claim by calling 1-800-TALKSOY or on the Internet at http://www.talksoy.com.last_img read more

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Straight Outta Compton actor arrested for battery in Sunny Isles

first_imgSUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Richard Marcos Taylor, who played Suge Knight in the film “Straight Outta Compton,” has been arrested for battery after a confrontation with security.According to the arrest form from Sunny Isles Police, the actor was taken into custody at the Marenas Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach after a security guard asked him to remove his foot from the lobby’s furniture, sometime late Sunday night.After security asked the front desk to call police, Taylor pushed the security guard.Taylor was charged with battery and his bond was set at $1500.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Skift Expands Its Research and Editorial Teams People on the Move

first_imgTom Lowry and Haixia WangIn its sixth year of operation, travel industry outlet Skift recently hired two new team leaders in and effort to continue its ongoing mission of expanding its editorial and research teams. CEO and founder, Rafat Ali, announced the additions of Haixia Wang as senior director of research and Tom Lowry as managing editor of Skift earlier this week.Wang’s focus will be on leading and working with the team of in-house and external analysts, who work to build the Skift Research group within the global travel sector. She most recently served as the research director of marketing data analysis at Gartner.Coming from CNBC Digital as a senior editor, Lowry will work with co-founder and editor, Jason Clampet and executive editor Dennis Schaal to report on the global business of travel. He will also be in charge of the editorial team.Over the past six months, Skift has hired several new analysts to its research team, including Rebecca Stone from Goldman Sachs and Seth Borko for JP Morgan. Skift has also added 10 staffers to the editorial team over the last year.Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Vanity Fair’s creative director of fashion and style, Jessica Diehl is leaving the magazine after 12 years. While Vanity Fair has yet to announce who will be replacing her, Diehl says she is leaving to “pursue other opportunities.”She is one of nearly 20 staffers who have departed within in the last few months since the addition of Radhika Jones as editor-in-chief, who replaced Graydon Carter back in December. Managing editor, Chris Garett, features editor, Jane Sarkin, and deputy editors Aimee Bell and Dana Brown were other names that were included on the list of those departing from Vanity Fair over the recent weeks.“As our industry evolves I feel this is the right moment to explore new areas within the business and look forward to new endeavors,” says Diehl.Trusted Media Brands appointed a new chief revenue officer this week. Zach Friedman most recently served as the vice president of digital sales and business development for Fox News Digital where he was responsible for leading digital sales and revenue across the Fox News and business networks. Friedman will report directly to Bonnie Kintzer, president and CEO of Trusted Media Brands.“His background in the digital media industry along with his ability to engage clients on multiple-media channels as well as to lead brand teams to high performance will further strengthen our revenue growth,” says Kintzer. “This new talent, combined with the ongoing growth of our digital properties, further builds on our tremendous momentum in the multi-channel media marketplace.”New York Magazine hired Gabriel Debenedetti as its new national correspondent. He comes from Politico as a national political reporter where he covered the Democratic Party during 2016’s election and before that, he wrote about national politics for Reuters.Debenedetti is tasked with covering the political landscape and will focus on the 2018 congressional races and the 2020 presidential race. He will also contribute to Daily Intelligencer, nymag.com’s news and politics vertical, as well as write features for the print magazine.  “Gabe has a remarkable record of documenting the complex dynamics at play in campaigns and breaking big stories about candidates,” says New York Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Adam Moss.Barron’s recently added several editors and directors to its art department in an effort to transition to a digital-first model. In a statement to his staff, Chris Mihal, Barron’s editorial design director says, “I’m excited to welcome a new group of designers, who I believe bring the skills and experience we need to produce smart, engaging visuals and help position Barron’s for the future.”Lynne Carty and Zak Bickel were hired as art directors. Carty most recently served as MIT Technology Review’s senior designer and Bickel comes from The Atlantic where he served as an associate art director.Fast Company’s former photo editor, Annie Chia, is joining Barron’s as director of photography.Joel Arbaje was hired as the new photo editor for Barron’s. He is coming from Men’s Health magazine where he was the multimedia photo creator.Nicole Silver will serve as the part-time photo editor for Barron’s. Prior to this, she freelanced for numerous brands by producing photos and videos and before then, she worked for Instyle.com and RollingStone.com.  Kevin Kunis was appointed to vice president, finance for Heart Autos. He is joining Hearst Autos after 13 years at Condé Nast, where he served most recently as vice president, finance of the Lifestyle Collection.Time magazine recently hired Brian Bennett as senior White House correspondent and promoted Tessa Berenson to White House correspondent. Bennett is joining Time from the Los Angeles Times where he served as a White House reporter.SourceMedia has named Gemma Postlethwaite as its third-ever CEO. Most recently serving as CEO of PIRA Energy Group, she will succeed Doug Manoni starting April 9. Jaime Green is joining the New York Times Book Review as a romance columnist. She most recently served as a freelance writer and wrote for publications like Slate, Vulture and BuzzFeed.last_img read more

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Cleric Moqtada Sadr wins Iraq election

first_imgIraqi Shi`ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr speaks during a news conference with Iraqi politician Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Hikma Current, in Najaf, Iraq on 17 May. Photo: ReutersThe final results of Iraq’s elections confirmed Saturday a breakthrough for nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr, who was in the lead, ahead of internationally favoured prime minister Haider al-Abadi.But the possibilities for alliances to form a coalition government remain wide open.None of the three leading groups won more than 55 of the 329 seats up for grabs in parliament at the 12 May vote, which saw record high abstentions with just 44.52 per cent turnout — the lowest since the first multiparty elections in 2005.In a system calibrated to divide parliament after the fall of dictator Saddam Hussein following the American-led invasion of 2003, Moqtada Sadr’s Marching Towards Reform alliance is far from assured of governing Iraq for the next four years.Sadr, who has ruled himself out of becoming prime minister, is looking to be the kingmaker and to cobble together a technocrat government from a dozen parties.But despite leading the tally, his alliance falls short of a majority and it will take lengthy wrangling to forge a coalition.Negotiations to form a coalition government began as soon as the vote ended a week ago, with the involvement of the US and Iran — who both oppose the firebrand Shiite leader.Tricky negotiations”Last week was the agreement of principles, and now we enter the phase of forming coalitions,” properly speaking, Iraqi political commentator Hicham al-Hachemi told AFP.The alliance between the populist Shiite preacher and Iraq’s communists won 54 seats.In second place is the Conquest Alliance, made up of ex-fighters from mainly Iran-backed paramilitary units that battled IS, which won 47 seats, ahead of the Victory Alliance, headed by Abadi, which had 42.The vote was a slap in the face to the widely reviled elite that has dominated Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.Sadr rose to prominence in the wake of the US invasion, when his militia fought a bloody insurgency against American troops.After years on the sidelines, he has reinvented himself as a champion of the poor and linked up with secularists to battle corruption.He is one of the few Iraqi politicians opposed to both the presence of American troops and the heavy influence that neighbouring Iran exercises over Iraq.Sadr declared on Twitter that the results showed “reform has won and corruption is weakened,” but he faces a tricky regional context as he begins coalition negotiations.The protracted horse-trading comes at a time of high tensions after Washington’s withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran and fears of a tug-of-war over Iraq.Even before Sadr’s victory was confirmed, Iran had already been convening meetings to try to block him from forming a government.Iran dispatched the powerful general Qassem Soleimani to Baghdad, who has met with several members of Iraq’s old guard including Abadi and his predecessor Nuri al-Maliki.According to officials, Soleimani has ruled out any alliance with Sadr, who surprised many last year by visiting Iran’s regional foe Saudi Arabia as Riyadh seeks increased involvement in Iraq.Soleimani’s shuttle diplomacy is aimed at gathering enough parties opposed to Sadr to deny his alliance a governable majority and a route to the powerful position of prime minister — though Sadr himself is not in the running for the top job.Sadr has already ruled out governing with either Maliki or the pro-Tehran head of the Conquest Alliance Hadi al-Ameri.He called instead for a technocratic government that can begin to tackle Iraq’s rampant corruption and the mammoth rebuilding task left from the battle against IS.last_img
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Waiting for bail and for justice

first_imgSharecropper Milon Mia is an accused in a sabotage case filed before the 11th parliamentary elections. He had come to Dhaka to take anticipatory bail from the High Court Wednesday. Photo: Ashraful AlamSeveral small groups of ‘accused’ persons were waiting around the statute of Lady Justice on the premises of Annex Building of the Supreme Court in the capital city on Wednesday. They were waiting for anticipatory bail.Abu Bakar Mollah, a man from Jashore, told this correspondent, “I’m about to turn 80. They say I forcefully occupied a polling centre!”Abu Bakar Mollah was the oldest person in the group. He can’t see well and his suffering increases when it is winter. Now the hassle of a lawsuit has been added to his worries.He, however, takes comfort in one thing. His only son is accompanying him since Abu Hanifa has also been accused alongside many of their neighbours in the lawsuit.The 79-year-old told Prothom Alo he does not know what had happened.“I was going to cast my vote at Sreepur Government Primary School centre (for the 11th parliament). Suddenly I heard sound of gunshots near the polling centre. I returned home without voting. Later, I learnt that my only son and I were accused in a lawsuit filed in connection with the incident.”Three or four more elderly people in their sixties also talked to this correspondent. One of them is Abu Taleb Khan. He was also accused in a case filed for opening gunfire and exploding crude bombs at a voting centre.“All allegations are there in the case statement. Cocktails, bullets and many other things … I haven’t even seen the weapons the case statement claimed I used to attack the centre,” he said.Most of those accused are just small farmers or sharecroppers. Now they are on the run fearing arrest.Several younger accused persons said a case was filed against 40 people of Manirampur, two against 150 from Jashore sadar and one against 74 in Abhaynagar. Many were made accused in Sharsha upazila too.Prothom Alo asked superintendent of police in Jashore Mainul Haque about the involvement of those people with the incidents.“They were made accused because they were primarily seemed to be involved in the incidents. Their names will be excluded if they are found innocent in the investigation,” he said.People from greater Mymensingh also came to up while this correspondent was talking to Jashore people.Seventy-two-year-old Md Abdul Hye is from Kendua in Netrokona. He said he does not know why the case was filed against him.“I’m staying at my home even after the case was filed against me. The police couldn’t identify me though I was walking alongside them Still I’d come since everyone was talking about bail,” he said.Another accused from Ghatail of Tangail Abdul Aziz Munshi came along with Shamsul Haque, almost crippled due to brain haemorrhage. Shamsul Haque is almost a deaf and stops talking mid-sentence.Aziz Munshi said he and 50 others were accused in a case filed for allegedly attacking a polling office of ruling Bangladesh Awami League in Ghatail upazila.“How did a man, who cannot even move, attack the AL office so far from his home?” he asked.The people of greater Mymensingh said they have been jointly bearing the cost of lawyers, communication and food.But the cost for Shamsul Haque is more. He had to hire a microbus at the cost of Tk 8,000 since he cannot travel by bus.Despite trying for several times, the Ghatail police station officer-in-charge Maksudul Alam could not be contacted for comment.The old people like the younger ones have been waiting for justice on the court premises. Most of them do not have money, wear tattered clothes and very cheap sandals, and eating puffed rice or peanuts, hoping they would get bail and get a chance to sleep on their beds.While returning home, Aziz Munshi from Ghatail said, “I request you all to pray for me. I haven’t committed even one crime. The One above is watching everything.”last_img read more

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Border City County Sue Texas Over Sanctuary Law

first_img Share Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas TribuneCrowds gathered inside the Texas Capitol when SB 4, the sanctuary cities bill, was considered in the Senate State Affairs Committee on Feb. 2, 2017Senate Bill 4 has drawn its first lawsuit.The League of United Latin American Citizens, Maverick County and the city of El Cenizo sued the state of Texas on Monday, claiming that SB 4 has failed to properly define a “sanctuary city,” and that the city and county — both on the border with Mexico — have kept their residents safe by choosing to operate as sanctuaries since 1999.El Cenizo, in Webb County, has about 3,300 residents, many of whom are undocumented immigrants. The lawsuit claims that “Plaintiffs are safer when all people, including undocumented immigrants, feel safe when their local law enforcement officers can be trusted for reporting crimes or just speaking with them about issues in the community.”SB 4, which Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law on Sunday, allows peace officers to question the immigration status of people they legally detain or arrest, and it also allows for the punishment of department heads and elected officials who don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents. Abbott and other supporters of the bill insist it’s needed to enforce the rule of law and deter people who are already in the country illegally from committing more crimes.El Cenizo and Maverick County’s lawsuit, filed in a San Antonio federal court, argues that the new law violates both the Texas and U.S. constitutions.The lawsuit comes on the heels of state Attorney General Ken Paxton’s preemptive lawsuit, filed Monday less than 24 hours after Abbott signed SB 4 into law. Paxton’s lawsuit asks a federal court to declare the law constitutional.El Cenizo and Maverick County say detaining people longer to allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to decide whether to take them into federal custody — SB 4 requires local jurisdictions to honor federal detainer requests — ties up scarce law enforcement personnel and resources.last_img read more

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Update Delayed protest march against Zuma fizzles out in Ladysmith

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 50 people gathered this morning at the Kandahar Avenue grounds to march against Jacob Zuma as president.Many South Africans took to the streets this morning in their efforts to remove Jacob Zuma as president of the country after OUTA called for a national shutdown in different parts of South Africa on Friday, April 7.This comes after President Zuma’s reshuffling of the Cabinet last week, resulting in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas being removed from their positions.In Ladysmith, the crowd marched from Kandahar Avenue to Keate Street and returned to the Kandahar grounds.Also read: Oops: Protest march against Zuma begins at 10am in Ladysmith Public Safety and police were on scene to make sure everyone was safe and that the march did not get out of hand.Unfortunately, local resident Christopher Fobian was hurt after someone threw a stone at him while he was marching.Other than that, no one was injured. Once they were back in Kandahar Avenue, the marchers dispersed and went home.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 read more

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United Imaging Announces First US Clinical Installation of uExplorer Totalbody PETCT

first_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. 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August 15, 2019 — United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system is now in use.United Imaging developed uExplorer in partnership with the Explorer Consortium led by Simon Cherry, Ph.D., and Ramsey Badawi, Ph.D., from the University of California Davis. UC Davis Health has now completed installation of the uEexplorer and is actively using the technology for patient scans.Part of United Imaging’s all-digital PET/CT portfolio, uExplorer accomplishes total-body imaging in a single bed position in as little as 20 to 30 seconds. It also allows for fast and continuous tracking of tracer distribution in blood, organs and tissues throughout the body. With these capabilities, the uExplorer opens new research opportunities that have not been possible with traditional PET/CT technology. More specifically, the system offers support for pharmacokinetic studies and radiation dose evaluation.”We’re very proud that UC Davis Health is the site of the first uExplorer installation in North America,” said Badawi, chief of nuclear medicine at UC Davis. “The images we’re seeing with uExplorer are unprecedented. We’re capturing detail we have never seen before, and I am sure this is going to positively affect patient care.”Added Cherry, professor of biomedical engineering and radiology, “We can now capture the dynamic distribution of our tracers at incredibly high temporal resolution, opening up new opportunities for innovative research using this powerful technology platform.”The first clinical patient in the U.S. to be scanned using the uExplorer was Magdalena Gonzalez, 49, a mother of seven who was scanned for the purpose of better staging her lymphoma.For more information: www.united-imaging.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. 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Apple patched vulnerability in Macs Zoom Client plans to address video on

first_imgAfter the recent disclosure of the vulnerability in Mac’s Zoom Client, Apple was quick to patch the vulnerable component. On July 9, the same day when security researcher, Jonathan Leitschuh revealed the vulnerability publicly, Apple released a patch that removes the local web server entirely and also allows users to manually uninstall Zoom. The Mac Zoom client vulnerability allowed any malicious website to initiate users’ camera and forcibly join a Zoom call without their authority. Apple said the update does not require any user interaction and is deployed automatically. How can Mac users ensure they get these updates? As the vulnerability was capable of re-installing the Zoom Client applications, Apple first stopped the use of a local web server on Mac devices. It then removed the local web server entirely, once the Zoom client was updated. Mac users were prompted in the Zoom user interface (UI) to update their client after the patch was deployed. After the complete update, the local web server will be completely removed on that device. Apple had added a new option to the Zoom menu bar that will allow users to manually and completely uninstall the Zoom client, including the local web server. Once the patch is deployed, a new menu option will appear that says, “Uninstall Zoom.” By clicking that button, Zoom will be completely removed from the user’s device along with the user’s saved settings. Plans to address ‘video on by default’ Apple has also announced a planned release this weekend (July 12) that will address another security concern, ‘video on by default’. With this July 12 release: First-time users who select the “Always turn off my video” box will automatically have their video preference saved. The selection will automatically be applied to the user’s Zoom client settings and their video will be OFF by default for all future meetings. Returning users can update their video preferences and make video OFF by default at any time through the Zoom client settings. Zoom spokesperson Priscilla McCarthy told TechCrunch, “We’re happy to have worked with Apple on testing this update. We expect the web server issue to be resolved today. We appreciate our users’ patience as we continue to work through addressing their concerns.” Regarding Apple’s quick action to patch the Zoom Client vulnerability, Leitschuh tweeted that their willingness to patch represented an “about face”. “it went from rationalizing its existing strategy to planning a fix in a matter of hours”, Engadget reports. To know more about this news in detail, read Zoom blog. Read Next Apple plans to make notarization a default requirement in all future macOS updates Ian Goodfellow quits Google and joins Apple as a director of machine learning Apple to merge the iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps by 2021last_img read more

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