Special drive 1000 litres acid seized challans of Rs 7L issued

first_imgNew Delhi: Challans of close to Rs 7 lakh were issued and over thousand litres of acid was seized in the national capital in the last 10 days under a special drive to curb acid attacks directed by Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev. In a statement issued on Monday, the government said that a special meeting was held on August 22 headed by the Chief Secretary to discuss various issues regarding acid attacks inthe city. “In the meeting, the Chief Secretary expressed concern over the incidents of acid attacks and directed all departments to work towards checking the sale of acid and rehabilitating acid attack survivors,” it said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe meeting was also attended by Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal, secretaries of several departments, and representatives of Delhi Police, among others. In the meeting, Dev directed the Divisional Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Revenue) to immediately constitute a joint team of area sub-divisional magistrate (SDMs), DCW representatives and Delhi Police personnel. “The Chief Secretary issued instructions that these joint teams will conduct daily raids and any place found to be selling or not maintaining proper records shall be booked on the spot both by the SDM and the Delhi Police.” Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe DCW was asked to collect local intelligence through its network of women and identify the shops that were selling acid which could then be raided, the statement added. “The Chief Secretary had stated that this would be a 10-day special drive of the Delhi government and similar drives will be conducted on a regular basis.” In the past 10 days, the joint teams of SDM, DCW and Delhi Police conducted over 100 raids and issued challans of over Rs 7 lakh, the statement said. “The teams also seized over 1,000 litres of concentrated acid by posing as decoy customers.” The government said that in one of the visits, the team seized over 240 litres from one small shop in Narela. “The acid was being sold openly and the shopkeeper even prodded the team to buy larger amounts. In another raid, over 250 litres were seized by the team in Najafgarh sub-division area. Here too, the acid was being sold without any deterrence. In almost all shops, no records of acid stored in the shops were maintained which is in violation of the Supreme Court guidelines and orders of the Delhi government. The raids were conducted all over Delhi in over 24 sub-divisions,” the government said. Dev said he was deeply disturbed with the prevalence of acid attacks in Delhi. “I believe an acid attack is one of the most painful trauma that a human being can go through. We are strictly against the open sale of acid and shall take all measures to stop it. I have directed all SDMs and police officials to practice zero tolerance against the open sale of acid. We will leave no stone unturned for achieving an acid free Delhi,” he said. Maliwal applauded the Chief Secretary for taking this initiative. “Illegal sale of acid and more importantly easy availability of concentrated acid in the open market is a serious issue affecting Delhi. Several acid attacks could have been prevented had there been a stringent check on sale of acid,” she said.last_img

Cenovus CEO says heavy oil price discount taking extraordinary toll on economy

first_imgCALGARY – Higher discounts being paid for Canadian heavy oil versus American crude are having an “extraordinary impact” on the Canadian and Alberta economies, says the CEO of oilsands producer Cenovus Energy Inc.Every U.S. dollar increase in the price difference between Western Canadian Select bitumen blend and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate costs the company $125 million in revenue, Alex Pourbaix said Thursday.He estimated a US$10 improvement in the difference on Alberta’s overall output of 3.2 million barrels per day of heavy oil would result in C$50 million a day spilling back into the provincial economy.“This issue of the spread between Canadian heavy and WTI is having an extraordinary impact on the Canadian economy and the Alberta economy, not just upstream producers,” Pourbaix said, adding the situation amounts to a “transfer of wealth from Alberta and Canada to U.S. refiners and U.S. consumers of refined products.”Cenovus reported fourth-quarter net income of $620 million or 50 cents per share on Thursday, well ahead of $91 million, or 11 cents per share, in the year-earlier period, thanks to better refinery profits, stronger oil prices and production that almost doubled after it bought out its oilsands partner, Houston-based ConocoPhillips, last year.Analysts said the company beat expectations mainly due to the U.S. refining operations of its 50-50 partner, Phillips 66, which contributed $261 million in income in the last three months of 2017, versus $54 million in the same period of 2016.Cenovus’s revenue was $5.1 billion, ahead of analyst predictions of $4.7 billion as reported by Thomson Reuters.The WCS-WTI differential was US$25.68 on Wednesday but hit US$29.40 last Friday, more than double its typical level. The higher discounts over the past two months are blamed by many observers on a shortage of capacity on export pipelines out of Canada.Cenovus said sales volumes in the fourth quarter were about seven per cent lower than oilsands production due to the two-week shutdown and subsequent volume constraints on TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline following an oil spill in November in South Dakota.Pourbaix said it’s believed the pipeline will be able to return to its 590,000 barrels per day capacity soon and that, along with more crude-by-rail shipments, will help to narrow differentials.He said Cenovus hopes to ramp up volumes at its Edmonton-area rail-loading facility from about 12,000 bpd in the fourth quarter to closer to its capacity of about 75,000 bpd and is in negotiations with both of Canada’s major railroads to provide locomotives.Pourbaix said he appreciates Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s efforts to convince B.C. to allow the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion to proceed but wouldn’t comment on her moves to ban B.C. wine imports and set up a task force on the issue.Since taking over as CEO last fall, Pourbaix has been aggressively cutting costs. The company completed a 15 per cent cut to its workforce in January and February, eliminating between 500 and 700 jobs, as part of its plan to trim $1 billion in cumulative capital, operating and administration costs over two years.On a call with analysts, Pourbaix said the company is looking at selling more assets from its current 1.2 million hectares of Deep Basin exploration rights in northwestern Alberta and northeastern B.C. to pay down debt, in addition to a Deep Basin package it is marketing now.Cenovus reported total production of 555,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the fourth quarter, up from 283,000 boe/d in the same period last year, as oilsands production rose to 361,000 bpd from 164,000 bpd.Follow @HealingSlowly on TwitterCompanies mentioned in this story: (TSX:CVE, TSX:TRP)last_img

Snowstorm congests traffic in Morocco

Rabat – Following the snowstorm that hit the province of Ifrane, about 30 kilometers from fez, this week, the national road 13 linking Midelt with Azrou has been congested in Timhdit because of the snow.The snow blanketed the road in the region of Timhdit, a small village in the province of Ifrane, known for its wintry weather, and the traffic was slow.Mustapha Cahfi, head of the highway equipment department in Timahdit, said in a video posted by CBC News that cars “had to form a caravan, led by a van,” to continue moving safely. The road traffic becomes very slow and risky when the snowstorm hit the region.

UN urges Sweden to stress refugee rights during upcoming European Union presidency

23 June 2009The United Nations refugee agency has called on Sweden to use its upcoming Presidency of the European Union, which begins on 1 July, to highlight the need to ensure that refugees, asylum-seekers and others requiring protection are able to find it throughout the Union. The next six months will be a particularly crucial period for the future of EU asylum policy, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which has published its recommendations to Sweden for its Presidency. The EU is set to adopt a new multi-annual programme in the area of Justice and Home Affairs during the second half of 2009 which will determine the course of EU law and policy on asylum from 2010 through 2014, the agency noted. “UNHCR calls on Sweden to use its Presidency to reassert the importance of a rights-based approach to border management and migration control,” the agency’s spokesperson, William Spindler, told reporters in Geneva. “Recent events, including Italy’s push-backs of boat people and elections in which anti-immigrant parties scored big gains in a number of EU countries, give rise to concern about Europe’s commitment to ensuring access to protection,” he added.Mr. Spindler said UNHCR supports strengthened solidarity among EU member States to assist those facing particular pressures resulting from the arrival of irregular migrants and asylum-seekers.The agency has suggested a “menu of options” to address the issue, which could include the relocation of refugees from one member country to another. However, this should not be at the expense of solidarity with non-EU countries hosting large refugee populations. UNHCR appealed for much stronger EU engagement in refugee resettlement, pointing out that the Union currently offers less than 10 per cent of global resettlement places.Among its other recommendations, UNHCR has stressed the need to improve the quality and consistency of decision-making on asylum claims across the EU. It pointed out that the current situation, in which applications from people of the same nationality and with similar case histories have totally different outcomes from one country to another, undermines the very premise of a Common European Asylum System.

Nepal UN envoy welcomes agreement on arms and armies monitoring

“I congratulate the Government and the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist for agreeing on arms monitoring arrangements, which are so crucial to reinforcing confidence in the peace process. I hope the parties will build on this to implement the long-awaited integration and rehabilitation of the Maoist army personnel,” said Ms. Landgren, the Representative of the Secretary-General to Nepal.“Although it came at the last hour, the agreement should also pave the way for UN headquarters to consider a temporary loan and later donation to the Government of the closed circuit television (CCTV) equipment and other monitoring-related assets that can be transferred under UN procedures. The need for agreed follow-on monitoring arrangements before any transfer of UN assets could be considered appears to be met,” she added.The mandate of the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), which Ms. Landgren headed, ends at midnight tonight. The mandate included monitoring the management of arms and armed personnel of the Nepal and Maoist armies, while the parties themselves were to complete the reintegration and rehabilitation of the former Maoist rebels either with the Nepal army and police or in other sectors.UNMIN was set up in 2007 after the Government and Maoists reached a peace agreement ending a war that claimed 13,000 lives. The Security Council decided to end its mandate after the Government and the Maoists pledged to complete the remaining tasks of the peace process.“The UN will continue to offer all the support that it can to the new monitoring mechanism. Even as they are hours away from leaving the cantonments, UNMIN arms monitors are preparing to brief the members of the new monitoring mechanism,” said Ms. Landgren.Yesterday, the Security Council reaffirmed its support for the peace process and called on the Government and the parties to work together in the spirit of consensus to fulfill their commitments to resolve the outstanding issues of the peace process, including the completion of a new constitution by 28 May. 15 January 2011The outgoing United Nations envoy to Nepal, Karin Landgren, today welcomed an agreement reached overnight between the Government and the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist on arrangements to continue the monitoring of arms and armies after UN mission’s mandate ends tonight.

Annan urges Iraqis to vote peacefully as first step towards building democracy

On the eve of Iraq’s elections, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the country’s people to go to the polls in a peaceful manner and pledged the world body’s support.Addressing Iraqis directly, Mr. Annan encouraged them “to turn out and exercise your democratic right to vote as a first step towards building together a stable, united and prosperous Iraq.”He also issued an appeal to all to refrain from violence or any other action which might undermine the democratic process.“Ultimately, only you as a people can move Iraq forward,” Mr. Annan said, voicing satisfaction that the UN has been able to support every step of this process, including assistance to the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq. “Irrespective of the outcome of the election, the United Nations will continue to do all it can to help all Iraqis succeed in building a new Iraq,” he pledged.This message was echoed at the Security Council, where Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Ibrahim Gambari paid tribute to the people of Iraq and urged them to vote. “To have kept this process on track under very difficult conditions is a testimony to the commitment of most Iraqis to participate in shaping their country’s future through peaceful, democratic means,” he said.He acknowledged that a great deal of work lies ahead. “Much remains to be done to develop a momentum within the political process which lays emphasis on what the Iraqis have in common, rather than on what divides them.”Calling for a political process that draws back from civil strife and puts what Iraqis have in common ahead of ethnic and sectarian identities, he pledged the UN’s support for efforts by the League of Arab States to achieve dialogue and reconciliation.“Iraq’s greatest asset is the diversity of its people, their skills and their history,” he said. “We will continue to make every effort to help facilitate genuine political progress and promote greater understanding between Iraq’s diverse communities.”Citing “increasingly disturbing reports” about violations of the human rights of detainees, Mr. Gambari welcomed the announcement of corrective steps by the multinational forces and urged the Iraqi Government to follow up on its announced action to address the situation.On the work of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), he appealed for support to its operations, emphasizing in particular the importance of air assets.Also briefing the Council, United States Ambassador John Bolton said insurgent attacks had been stepped-up in the days leading up to the elections but said the multinational forces had achieved significant progress in responding to the persistent security challenges.In a related development, Security Council President Emyr Jones Parry of the United Kingdom circulated a press statement on the work of Ambassador Yuli Vorontsov, the Secretary-General’s High Level Coordinator on the issue of Kuwaiti property and persons missing as a result of Iraq’s 1990 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq.Welcoming Iraq’s constructive engagement on the issue, Ambassador Jones Parry voiced confidence that all of the outstanding humanitarian questions could be resolved.He also welcomed the signing of a protocol by representatives of the Governments of Iraq and Kuwait regarding the return of Kuwaiti aircraft spare parts located in Tunisia, while noting “with regret” that there had been no progress towards uncovering the fate of the missing Kuwaiti national archive.Ambassador Sumaida’ie of Iraq voiced gratitude to the United Nations for its support during Iraq’s political transition. “We still face great challenges requiring sacrifice and assistance,” he said.

US services firms expanded at solid but slower pace in May

by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jun 5, 2017 8:30 am MDT Last Updated Jun 5, 2017 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. services companies expanded at a slightly slower pace in May compared with the previous month, a sign that modest economic growth is likely to continue.The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Monday that its services index slipped last month to 56.9 from 57.5 in April. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion. Sales and new orders grew more slowly, while a measure of employment showed companies stepped up hiring.Growth has likely picked up in the April-June quarter after a sluggish start to the year. Americans are spending a bit more, which boosts services firms, such as retailers, restaurants and hotels. Economists forecast growth will reach an annual pace of 3 per cent, up from just 1.2 per cent in the January-March quarter.Last month’s reading is still above the 2016 average of 54.9, several analysts pointed out.“Not bad, not bad at all,” Jennifer Lee, an economist at BMO Capital Markets, said. “Economic momentum has slowed a bit but the pace is still decent.”The report is likely to keep the Fed on track to lift interest rates at its meeting next week, Lee added.A measure of new orders fell sharply, to 57.7 from 63.2, a sign that sales may slow in the future. Still, that figure shows orders are still growing.And a gauge of hiring jumped to 57.8, from 51.4 in the previous month. That suggests companies are adding jobs at a healthy pace, despite last Friday’s report, which showed employers added just 138,000 jobs, below last year’s rate.Also Monday, the government said a measure of workers’ productivity, or output per hour, was flat in the first three months of the year. That suggests companies have to add workers to produce more output, which is less efficient way of increasing growth than increasing the productivity of existing workers.Flat productivity also holds back workers’ pay. When employees are more efficient, companies can raise wages without increasing prices. Hourly pay increased just 2.5 per cent in May from a year earlier, the government said last week, a tepid pace historically. US services firms expanded at solid but slower pace in May

Senior UN relief official calls for end to discrimination against displaced Muslims

More than 100,000 people remain displaced by the ongoing conflict in Kachin and northern Shan States, while some 120,000 Muslims, mainly Rohingya, and 5,000 ethnic Buddhists remain displaced following the inter-communal violence of 2012 in Rakhine state, said John Ging, Director of Operations for the UN Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), as he briefed the media in New York about his recent visit to the southeast Asian country. Despite an impressive democratic transformation, which is unlocking significant economic growth and development, “not everyone in Myanmar is benefiting in this transition,” he said. In Kachin and northern Shan states, over 100,000 people are living in temporary camps, despite the ceasefire signed last October, Mr. Ging said. He visited Woi Chyai and Je Yang camps in the non-Government controlled areas, witnessing the senseless loss of life and human suffering caused by the conflict. Concerns were raised about the proliferation of landmines. Noting that Myanmar has one of the highest numbers of landmine casualties in the world, he stressed that “much more must be done on the landmine issue.” In Rakhine State, Mr. Ging visited internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Myebon and met people from both Muslim and Buddhist communities, seeing first-hand the humanitarian conditions in the camps. While acknowledging that the State Government has made progress in improving the living conditions for some, Mr. Ging expressed shock at seeing so many temporary shelters in a state of collapse and the appalling sanitation conditions. “It was heart-breaking to see so many children in these dreadful conditions,” said Mr. Ging, adding that one mother told him that her baby, less than a month old, died from lack of oxygen in December after she, as a Rohingya Muslim, was denied access to treatment at the nearby township hospital. “These do not reflect the values of the people of Myanmar or the historical diversity of the country,” he said, warning that “segregation and disenfranchisement are flawed and inhumane policies and history teaches us that they fail every time.” However, people of both communities have not lost hope of returning to their homes and they still want peaceful coexistence between communities, he said. To make that happen, however, the Government and the international community must work much harder to create the conditions conducive to return, Mr. Ging concluded.

Council suspends all hedge trimming as villagers protest work has killed or

“As such, Cllr Ashbee and I have called for an internal review into the hedge maintenance work carried out at the Winter Gardens on Tuesday 4 June. Although Kent Police have confirmed they found no evidence of any disturbance or damage to nesting birds and therefore concluded that no offences have been committed, we are keen to understand the council’s approach to this work, with a view to continuous improvement.“I can also confirm that there will be no further tree or hedge maintenance work carried out by the council until 1 October. The only exception would be if there are any urgent health and safety concerns identified by our health and safety compliance officer, or if we are served notice by Kent County Council under the Highways Act.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The council leader responded to the hedge cutting at Margate Winter Gardens in Kent, by calling for an internal review and cancelling all hedge maintenance until October 1.The RSPB advises the public not to cut or prune hedges and bushes between March and August due to the likelihood of birds nesting in hedgerows.Councillor Bob Bayford, Leader of Thanet District Council said: “I want to reassure residents that Thanet District Council is committed to safeguarding our coastline and countryside. Our priority should always be to preserve and enhance Thanet’s biodiversity and natural environment. Disturbed nest in hedgerow, utterly destroyed – illegally – during nesting season, by order of Thanet District Council & enacted by incompetent officers & incompetent contractors – legal action must follow & contract must be rescinded immediately #TDCincompetence pic.twitter.com/KvCx4uAU5g— Matthew Shoul (@matthew_shoul) June 5, 2019 A Kent council has suspended all hedge trimming and launched an investigation after metres of hedgerow were decimated, with residents claiming bird nests were disturbed and animals killed.The local campaign group, Thanet Trees, has posted pictures of what it claims are disturbed hedges from the nest site.It is against the law to knowingly disturb an active nest or otherwise harm wildlife. More than 150 campaigners gathered to protest the hedge cutting, which saw gardeners hack back the huge hedge almost down to the roots.Amelia Gregory, from the Thanet Trees campaign group, said: “It was a disastrous decision to flail these bushes with a completely inappropriate industrial machine, without due checks for nesting birds.”They’ve lain waste to elderly ornamental hedging that may never recover, and leaving a huge bird population homeless.”

Port company proposes giving Bull Island land to council

first_imgTHE DUBLIN PORT Company has announced that it is proposing to transfer a “significant” portion of Bull Island to Dublin City Council.It said today that it will also partner with Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland in a feasibility study for a new interpretative centre and international visitor experience at the Bull Island biosphere.The company said it will contribute towards the development of a master plan for Bull Island following the conclusion of the study.The land measures 10.5 hectares and is close to the port and adjacent to the Royal Dublin Golf Club, to the western side of the island beside the North Bull Wall.Currently, this land is used for recreational purposes, including access to Dollymount Strand.The port company will also allocate up to €1.2 million towards the cost of the study, master plan and new services or facilities identified for Bull Island.Members of the public are being asked to give their say on the plans for the area.The company said that the proposal “will provide a legacy that enriches Bull Island as a precious natural resource”.The proposal will be included as a ‘community gain element’ to Dublin Port Company’s planning application for new and deeper berths in the Alexandra Basin and on the river towards the east of Dublin Port.Master planThis is the first significant project for development under the company’s master plan, which provides the framework for the future development of Dublin Port to 2040.It was announced in February 2012 that under the master plan, Dublin Port Company will invest €110 million over the next five years as part of the plan, with a total of 600 million to be spent on the port between now and 2040.A view from North Bull Wall nature reserve. Pic: Infomatique/Flickr Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar commended Dublin Port for the initiative and for its ongoing contribution to the city.He said: “Dublin Port’s gift to the people of Dublin will be welcomed by all and remembered for generations.”Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company, said that its major master plan project will deliver more than three kilometres of new deeper berths for passenger, freight and cruise ships.“Dublin is Ireland’s cruise capital with more than 100 cruise ships calling this year,” he noted. “The project will allow the largest cruise ships to berth right up at East Link Bridge.”Owen P Keegan, Dublin City Managerat Dublin City Council, said that a feasibility study is being carried out to consider the potential for redeveloping the visitor centre on the island as a flagship project for natural heritage interpretation.“This project and the on-going conservation of wildlife on the island will be much strengthened by this new partnership with Dublin Port Company,” he added.People are being asked to share their views on the proposal for Bull Island by Friday, 18 October 2013.You can find out more about submissions at www.dublinportabr.ie, and interested parties are invited to make their submissions to abr@dublinport.ie or to Charlie Murphy, Dublin Port Company, Alexandra Road, Dublin 1.Read: Dublin Port to welcome cruise ships as part of ‘masterplan’>last_img

Barnes Noble looking to hire a Windows 8 team

first_imgAfter the massive investment into the company, and the huge influx of digital videos, it was clear what Barnes & Noble was getting out of the deal when partnering with Microsoft. The big question since the investment, and one that is still unanswered, was what Microsoft was getting out of the deal?While some speculated that the Nook store would become a Microsoft exclusive, or that the new Nook tablet would be running Windows 8, it seems neither of those things are going to happen. Whatever plans B&N have in store for Microsoft, it appears that the company is finally hiring people to fulfill their end of this deal.Barnes & Noble have begun the hiring process for several positions that focus specifically on delivering on their contractual commitments to Microsoft. There’s very few details in what those commitments actually are in the public eye, but the hiring details provide a small window into what we can expect moving forward. The two big focus points for B&N seem to be integrating the Nook technologies into Windows 8, and integrating Microsoft Office and Bing Search into existing Nook properties. This will mean that existing Nook users and users of the new Nook HD will benefit from an improved search experience through Bing, as well as use Nook book samples in things like Office OneNote.For Windows 8, it seems unlikely that the Nook app would be ready for the Windows 8 launch next month, but clearly something that Barnes & Noble are supposed to be delivering for Microsoft. It’s unclear whether the Nook app would support in-app purchasing or if it would go through Microsoft’s store for content discovery and purchasing. It’s clear from the job postings that the goal is to make the Nook app significantly better on Windows 8 than we’ve seen for iOS and Android, and that existing Nook users will continue reaping the benefits of this partnership.Read more at TDRlast_img

De Bruyne rues Belgiums missed chance One set piece and thats

first_imgBelgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne was left to lament what might have been following their World Cup semi-final exit at the hands of France on TuesdayRoberto Martinez’s side were undone by a header from French defender Samuel Umtiti in the 51st-minute of the game to see their superb campaign at Russia come to an end.While Belgium can still grab some consolation from their exit in Saturday’s third-place off match against either Croatia or England, the disappointment of having come so close to something so big will likely stay with them for a long time.“We are disappointed, but when I look back, I can say that I’ve had a good tournament,” said De Bruyne, according to FourFourTwo.“I was doing all I could for my team. Was it a ‘now or never’ moment? Perhaps. We had a good chance to become the world champions. It’s difficult to discuss the future, but I think our team have a chance to show their worth.”Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…The 27-year-old acknowledged the quality of play during the game, but felt that Belgium had been more deserving winners than France on the night.“Of course, I’ve expected France to be very compact, to emphasize the defence, as they’ve done it throughout the tournament” he said.“One set piece and that’s it. That’s what football is like. It was a very high level-match, with a completely different playing style than our quarter-final match against Brazil.“We should have won, but didn’t manage to, although France were not better than us.”last_img

Sex offender faces child porn allegation

first_imgVancouver police arrested convicted sex offender Samuel A. McMullen, 21, Monday afternoon for allegedly dealing, possessing and viewing child pornography. The arrest culminated an investigation that started in March, when detectives got an Internet Crimes Against Children tip about child pornography sharing in Colorado. Detectives with Vancouver Police Department ‘s Digital Evident Cybercrime Unit gathered evidence and searched an apartment in the 6400 block of Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard in June. McMullen was arrested in Cowlitz County, where he was living, and was booked at the Clark County Jail.last_img

South Miami Senior High teacher named Teacher of the Year

first_img(WSVN) – South Miami Senior High School teacher Rodolfo “Rudy” Diaz is the Miami-Dade Public Schools Teacher of the Year for 2016.MDCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho honored him and other teachers at Thursday night’s awards dinner.Diaz beat out more than 18,000 educators and will vie for the state title this summer.For nearly 30 years, Diaz has used his experience as a former editor and producer to teach his students about TV production.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Cardi B Migos Travis Scott AAP Rocky To Headline 2019 Wireless Festival

first_img Twitter Email Cardi B & Migos To Headline Wireless Festival cardi-b-migos-travis-scott-aap-rocky-headline-2019-wireless-festival Cardi B, Migos, Travis Scott & A$AP Rocky To Headline 2019 Wireless Festival Wireless shared that this is the first-ever co-headline slot for Migos and Cardi B, who have collaborated on the past on Cardi’s “Drip,” off of her currently GRAMMY-nominated Invasion Of Privacy. Migos and Cardi have also collaborated on the rap trio’s “Motorsport,” from their Culture II.Lil Uzi Vert, featured on Migo’s 2017 GRAMMY-nominated hit “Bad And Boujee,” will also be performing at the festival. The fest revealed that this will be the only U.K. festival appearances in 2019 for several of the artists, including Scott, Rocky and Future.British-based hip-hop fans have already jumped on tickets; just four hours after dropping the lineup, the fest tweeted out that only VIP tickets were left for three-day event, which offers single day, two day and all weekend passes.For more info on the lineup and remaining ticket options, visit Wireless’ website.And don’t forget to tune in to the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Sun. Feb. 10 on CBS to see if Cardi, Scott, Mai, Future and your other favorite artists will take home this year’s big wins.Behind The Board: Boi-1da On His Beginnings And Working With Drake Cardi and Migos will share the main stage the Friday of London’s hip-hop-focused fest Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Jan 28, 2019 – 12:23 pm Tickets for London’s Wireless Festival, happening July 5–7, are going fast since they announced their stacked hip-hop-heavy lineup today. Current GRAMMY nominee Cardi B and past nominees Migos are sharing the stage as co-headliners on Friday, with current GRAMMY nominee Travis Scott taking the main stage on Saturday, and past nominee A$AP Rocky closing things up on Sunday.The lineup also includes U.K. R&B star and first-time GRAMMY nominee Ella Mai, London’s own rap queen Stefflon Don, brother hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, and Atlanta trap king Future, who is currently up for a GRAMMY for his feature on Kendrick Lamar’s “King’s Dead.” Facebook https://twitter.com/WirelessFest/status/1089863969152610305 News last_img

POLICE LOG for January 22 Lots Of False Alarms Sidewalk Concerns Tractor

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, January 22, 2019:Police responded to false alarms at Champion’s Choice, Teradiode, and Trinity Construction overnight.Police reported the sidewalks at Glen Road and King Street aren’t clear and children are walking in the roadway. (6:56am)Police and State Police respond to jack knifed tractor trailer unit at Lowell Street and West Street. (7:39am)Police issued a citation to a driver for an overweight truck on the Butters Row Bridge. (12:42pm)A tractor trailer unit got stuck in the snow at Woburn Street and Eames Street. All of Woburn Street was blocked. (4:06pm)A Grove Avenue resident reported a sidewalk plow blocked in her driveway with snow. Police notified DPW. (6:02pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 26: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Tractor Trailer Takes Out Wall, Signs & HydrantIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 24: Tractor Trailer Involved In Hit & Run; Billerica Man Issued Summons; Driver Hurt In CrashIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 12: 2 Juveniles Laying On Train Tracks; Motorcycle Crash; Tractor Trailer vs. PoleIn “Police Log”last_img

Digg Doesnt Suck Anymore and Weans Itself From Microsoft

first_img Explore further DiggBar:The newly released DiggBar is a nimble little navigator that can be accessed on any Web page by simply typing digg.com/ before the url and hitting enter. Readers are given a super short url that can be easily submitted to Facebook, Twitter and other social bookmarking sites. The DiggBar displays not only the comments and number of Diggs, readers can view how many times the story has been viewed world-wide. On the very cool side, DiggBar can access related stories and a random button for a series of surprises. Digg Goes Within for Advertising:Digg cut Microsoft loose as its exclusive advertising partner. Instead, Digg will control its own destiny in on-line advertising and deal direct with advertisers. Digg has built up an in-house sales staff that will have the flexibility to create custom non-Internet Advertising Bureau advertising coupled with standardized banner ads and move Digg to the next level. The between Digg and Microsoft commenced in 2007 and contemplated a three-year time span with wiggle room in the event Digg wanted to go it alone. According to Zachary Rogers at ClickZ, Microsoft will continue selling network reserve through Microsoft Media. However, Digg will take the helm for all advertising. Both parties express a desire to take their advertising strategies for clients beyond standard IAB standard ads and open up Internet advertising to include creative approaches. Mike Maser, Digg’s Chief Financial Officer and Strategy Officer complimented Microsoft by saying, “We’ve had a great relationship with Microsoft over the last year and a half.” Microsoft has just completed a “High-engagement” placement package for the Discovery Channel’s fifth season of “Deadliest Catch”. The campaign includes Web, mobile, games and other channel high visibility placement ads. The endless possibilities of connecting people to people and in turn selling products or services knows no bounds on the Internet. The next leg of the race to capture the attention of billions of multi-cultural/multi-lingual users should be very interesting.© 2009 PhysOrg.com Digg is reasserting itself as the social bookmarking site with pizazz, buzz and connections. Within the past weeks, Digg’s Daniel Burka, formally apologized to users announcing,”Digg has 99.987% less suck, followed with the announcement of a new DiggBar and cut short its exclusive advertising partnership with Microsoft. Digg apparently likes 1,2,3 approaches to problem solving. Study to Test if Fading Sense of Smell Signals Onset of Parkinson’scenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Digg Doesn’t Suck Anymore and Weans Itself From Microsoft (2009, April 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-04-digg-doesnt-anymore-weans-microsoft.htmllast_img

VIDEO Clippers fan fails miserably during trampoline dunk attempt

first_imgSometimes it’s best to leave the dunking to the pros. One L.A. Clippers fan learned this lesson the hard way, when he attempted a trampoline dunk for a team contest during a break in the game action.Everything appeared to be going great, until the actual jumping part. He came up 4 feet short of his target, and hilariously stretched the ball out at the end. Almost, big fella.Hopefully, he at least got a t-shirt for his effort.Dunking = Difficult. ? pic.twitter.com/YDtk76FDOl— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 21, 2017 Advertisementlast_img

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first_imgNews | January 22, 2015 Members of Strategic Radiology Select Norcal Mutual as Medical Professional Liability Insurance Provider Multi-state group leverages carrier for complex needs Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more 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. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. John Carrino, M.D., M.Ph., presents “Challenges and Opportunities for Radiology to Prove Value in Alternative Payment Models” at AHRA 2019. Photo by Greg Freiherr 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 | Radiation Oncology | July 17, 2019 CMS Proposes New Alternative Payment Model for Radiation Oncology The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposal for an advanced alternative payment model (APM)… read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Image by rawpixel from Pixabay  Related Content Feature | Radiology read more

Tourism continues to prosper in Barbados in first quarter

first_imgBarbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) revealed its provisional figures stating that arrivals increased by 7.4% during the first quarter of 2016 compared to the previous year. This represented some 184,177 visitors compared to 171,413 during the same period last year.CEO, William Griffith, said, “Our team has been placing considerable emphasis on business-to-business (B2B) relationships through training for travel agents and participation in trade shows to update these key partners on the latest product developments taking place on the island.”Barbados’ tourism growth has also augured well for the country’s visitor expenditure performance with the sector recording an estimated US $336,757,000 during the first quarter of 2016. In relation to average length of stay, this metric grew in all markets to achieve a total improvement in length of stay of 15%.Griffith confirmed that confidence had returned within the tourism industry and this was being revealed by the creation of new attractions; improved hotel plant and additional accommodation options; and the strengthening of the island’s digital marketing strategy, led by a new destination website at VisitBarbados.org.“Based on the reports coming from our tour operators, this is the light at the end of the tunnel.  We will continue to work with them and incorporate their feedback, and the suggestions from the visitors themselves, so that we can maintain this growth path,” he added.last_img