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Woman intervenes in couples fight takes bullet

first_imgNEW DELHI: Intervening into a fight between a couple proved dangerous for a woman who was shot by the man in Delhi’s Narela area on Saturday, leaving her critically injured. The 21-year-old woman sustained a bullet injury and is battling for her life in the hospital.According to the police, the incident took place at around 10.05 pm on Friday night when Rachna (the victim) tried to stop the quarrel between Javed and his wife in Narela’s Sector B2. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”During the initial investigation, it was revealed that the accused Javed left his wife at her parents home but late in the evening he returned to take her back forcibly. But as she refused a fight broke out between the duo,” said a senior police official. The loud noises from the house caught the attention of the neighbours and a woman came to intervene in the fight. “Soon after that, Rachna, a neighbour tried to intervene but the accused shot her and fled from the spot. Rachna is still undergoing treatment and she is out of danger,” said the police official.last_img read more

Top Mountie refuses to admit officers werent prepared for Moncton shooting

first_imgMONCTON, N.B. – A senior Mountie has refused to admit that front line officers who responded to a shooting rampage in Moncton, N.B., didn’t have the proper training or equipment to handle the heavy-armed gunman.“I can’t admit that,” Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau testified Tuesday at the RCMP’s Labour Code trial.The RCMP is accused of failing to provide members and supervisors with the appropriate information, instruction, equipment and training in an active-shooter event.Carbine rifles were not available to front line officers during Justin Bourque’s shooting rampage on June 4, 2014, and Crown witnesses have testified the high-powered weapons could have made a difference in the tragedy that killed three Mounties and wounded two others.Brosseau said he worked on the carbine program for about a year beginning in January 2011 and that it was his highest concern at the time.He said his team conducted research on which rifle should be chosen, how they would be deployed across the country and how to justify to the public arming front line officers with semi-automatic rifles.Brosseau said he made several presentations about the progress of the carbine project to the RCMP’s senior executive committee that year, and said it was clear to him that acquiring carbines for front line officers was a high priority for the top brass.“It had a very high priority for me and for the rest of the directorate… and needed to move forward with haste,” the defence witness told Judge Leslie Jackson in Moncton provincial court.“Underlying it all, frankly, was the need to ensure and maximize officer and public safety.”Carbines have a greater range and accuracy than the officers’ pistols, the trial has heard.Under cross examination, Crown prosecutor Paul Adams noted the carbine program was about addressing an identified gap in the firearms capabilities of front line Mounties — and Brosseau agreed.He then asked Brosseau: “Would you admit that responding members and supervisors were not appropriately equipped and trained to respond to the active shooter event incident on June 4, 2014?”Brosseau refused to admit that, prompting Adams to grill him on that point.He noted the witness had told the senior executive committee that carbines were needed for front line officers to deal with those types of situations. Adams asked if Brosseau was contradicting his own statements to the committee.“Are you suggesting, nonetheless, they were properly equipped and trained?” said Adams of the Mounties who went up against Bourque’s semi-automatic rifle and shotgun, noting they did not have carbines.Brosseau paused and replied: “I can’t admit that they weren’t. It was a horrible tragedy, no doubt. I don’t know that additional training or having a patrol carbine that day would have made a difference.”Adams then said: “No, you’re not going to admit to anything, because admitting to that would be an admission of guilt.”The C8 carbine was approved in September 2011.Brosseau, who has a master’s degree in law from Harvard University, conceded under cross examination that he has had conversations with the RCMP’s lawyers about the force’s Labour Code trial and was briefed on the evidence presented thus far before taking the stand.Later Tuesday, an expert on the militarization of police — which refers to the use of military equipment, tactics and culture by law enforcement — was called to the stand by the defence.Dr. Peter Kraska, a professor at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky., said the phenomenon can have a number of unintended consequences, calling it “a slippery slope.”“The prevailing logic would be that this would result in increased officer safety and public safety. I’m not saying that isn’t true. I’m just saying that in the U.S. experience, that hasn’t necessarily been the case,” Kraska said.He noted “warrior” and “survival” training has taught officers in his country to shoot earlier, and that some officers are acting in a more aggressive way, which can potentially create volatile situations and erode public trust — the very people they serve.He pointed to the fatal April 29 shooting of a 15-year-old boy by a Texas police officer, who fired his service rifle at a car full of teenagers as they drove past him to leave a party.Police had responded to a call for underage drinking when they heard gunshots outside.Kraska conceded under cross examination that his 30 years of research on the militarization of police examined U.S. police forces and not Canadians ones.But he described the U.S. as a “cautionary tale.”“(U.S.) police departments have moved down the militarization continuum and taken tangible steps that way, which have led to a host of unintended consequences. I’m in no way predicting that will be the case here in Canada,” said Kraska, who said he did not study the incident in Moncton.“I do know that… arming (general duty officers) with carbines and military-grade armour is a significant step down the militarization continuum and my research has shown unequivocally it’s those kinds of changes that led to significant problems.”Constables Fabrice Gevaudan, Dave Ross and Doug Larche were killed, while constables Eric Dubois and Darlene Goguen were wounded when Bourque targeted police officers in hopes of sparking an anti-government rebellion.Bourque was sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 75 years after pleading guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.last_img read more

France’s Nicolas Sarkozy to Run in 2017 Presidential Election

Paris – Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday announced he will seek his party’s nomination to stand in next year’s presidential election.“I have decided to be a candidate for the 2017 presidential election. I felt I had the strength to lead this battle at a troubled time in our history,” Sarkozy wrote on his social media pages ahead of the publication of a book called “Everything for France” on Wednesday.The 61-year-old, served in the role between 2007 and 2012.

Over 1400 lost their lives fleeing across Gulf of Aden this year

18 December 2007More than 1,400 people seeking to make better lives for themselves by making the perilous journey from the eastern coast of Africa to Yemen via the Gulf of Aden have died this year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported today. This includes over 150 who lost their lives just this past weekend, UNHCR spokesperson Astrid van Genderen Stort said at a press briefing in Geneva today, noting that “once again, the Gulf of Aden has taken its toll.” On Saturday, at least 58 people – 54 Ethiopians and four Somalis – were confirmed dead, while 37 people remain missing after a boat carrying 148 people capsized off the coast of Yemen. Fifty-three passengers made it to shore, Ms. van Genderen Stort said. She noted that in an incident on Sunday, a boat carrying 270 people reportedly hit a rock near a Yemeni beach, breaking into several pieces. At least 173 people made it to shore, but many of the remaining people are feared to have drowned, including several children who were on board. “So far only two bodies have been buried, while many others have reportedly started washing ashore,” she stated, adding that “at this point, we do not know the total number of the dead.” Passengers from the second boat told UNHCR they were beaten, and that one man who could not stand the abuse any longer jumped overboard and drowned. The agency reported that the number of people who died in the past four months while making the dangerous journey increased massively – with 264 dying in September, 347 in October, 205 in November and 186 so far in December. Ms. van Genderen Stort added that while this year has been particularly tragic, over 28,300 people made it to shore in Yemen. More than 18,500 sought UNHCR’s help, while some 10,000 were taken care of in the refugee camp in Kharaz, near Aden. The agency has increased its efforts in Yemen this year under a $7 million initiative that involves additional staff, increased field presence, more assistance, provision of additional shelter for refugees in Kharaz refugee camp, and training programmes. read more

India sees ties with Sri Lanka growing further

Dr Gupta basing his address to the session on five major areas; i.e. (1) Role of Economic Powers, (2) Reforms in Security, (3) Terrorism, (4) Fragile Economy, (5) Competition for Resources, added that considering emerging trends, one need to reform the effectiveness of the emerging economic powers. Similarly, maritime security such as piracy, safety and communication are new facets which we need to look at closely if we were to keep our economies as well as Indian Ocean stable. He said that the ever increasing India – Sri Lanka relations are now on a sound footing and Sri Lanka is a vital component in the periphery as regional development is taking root. He also underlined the significance of fostering Sri Lanka – India relations further which of course took place with the arrival of Sri Lanka’s President in India and Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) “In the same vein, terrorism still remains a major challenge as young crowds are getting more and more radicalized with the speedily growing cyber space with ample openings for training. Therefore, without ignoring good old methods of terrorism, cross-border unified preparedness and alertness need to be strengthened,” he said.He also said that the crash of stock markets, financial crises, etc are common elsewhere while a lot of economic growth is taking place in Asia. Similarly, he said as development goes on water resources have emerged as another challenge. More and more crises can be expected in the future as the need for cooperation is fast growing. India today said that it sees ties with Sri Lanka growing further following the January Presidential election and visits by leaders to both countries.This view was expressed by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Deputy National Security Adviser of India at the Defence Seminar which began in Colombo today. read more

SDWAN Buy as a Service or Do It Yourself

Why You Need SD-WAN in Your Digital Transformation Journey Jayanth Krishna July 18, 2019 The promise of enhanced network flexibility, improved performance, and increased security make this solution hard to ignore. Cato Says, ‘Look Ma, No Hands!’ to SD-WAN Management Zeus Kerravala July 16, 2019 Cloud SD-WAN platform provider rounds out portfolio with fully managed option Aryaka_SD-WAN.png Log in or register to post comments SD-WAN Still All the Rage Ryan Daily September 17, 2019 To meet the demand of UC, companies like Verizon, NEC, and Masergy are integrating and optimizing SD-WAN. The SD-WAN Connection: A Cloud Friendly Approach Ryan Daily September 26, 2019 As cloud computing changes the traditional flow of traffic, SD-WAN solutions, like Aryaka’s HybridWAN, allow enterprises to develop a proactive “cloud-first” strategy. Searching for an SD-WAN Solution Tim Proctor October 02, 2019 As enterprises look to cut costs and manage networks more effectively, managed SD-WAN service providers are looking to help. See All in SD-WAN » The software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is in the middle of a perfect storm formed by digital transformation, cloud migration, and branch simplification. As such, a plethora of established and emerging companies — vendors with expertise in networking and security and service providers alike — are offering products or solutions related to this technology.As with any technology approaching critical mass adoption, IT organizations have a choice of how to best implement SD-WAN. One size fits all doesn’t apply here.Enterprises can take a hands-off approach with a fully managed service; a hands-on, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach; or something in between. As you evaluate the best SD-WAN solution for your organization’s needs, asking these five questions will help in your considerations.1. Is it delivered as a service or is it DIY? A regional-based, DIY SD-WAN will reduce transport costs by allowing you to replace legacy MPLS links with less expensive public Internet connections (often business-grade broadband). However, what happens to your data and applications across the middle mile tends to be a mystery: Your application can traverse multiple connection points and providers. This approach may provide acceptable application performance if you’ve localized your branches and data center and cloud resources regionally. But what happens with global sites? If you’re conducting business on a global level, this leaves you susceptible to poor application performance and security threats when collaborating over long distances with customers, partners, and employees.SD-WAN, delivered globally and as a service, can overcome these challenges with a software-defined, private network used for the middle mile, or network core. It can offer flat latencies, performance acceleration for applications, quality of service (QoS), and easy multicloud connectivity. There is no best effort Internet transport involved in this scenario.2. Is the network transport Layer 2 or Layer 3?This is a critical point to bring up when it comes to searching for a global provider. A Layer 3 Internet introduces jitter, long latency, and packet loss — all of which will adversely impact application performance, particularly when it comes to real-time voice and video. While some vendors employ techniques aimed at mitigating these conditions, you should still consider the effects of multiple providers and hops on overall performance when utilizing a public medium.Look for an SD-WAN offering global connectivity through a software-defined, Layer 2 core. Your business-critical applications and data would get a dedicated fast lane with performance optimization, QoS, and 99.99% reliability.3. Are applications optimized?Application performance or the lack thereof is a common challenge with which IT teams grapple. Many SD-WAN providers will suggest you add an extra appliance or virtual machines for each location, especially when geographically dispersed, to prioritize applications and mitigate the performance challenges of the public Internet.SD-WAN services can provide WAN optimization, as well as application proxies for HTTPS, CIFS, SSL, QoS, and SaaS acceleration. This not only enables faster performance for cloud-based applications and platforms such as Microsoft Office 365 and SAP Business ByDesign, but enhances performance for hosted voice and video solutions such as Cisco Webex, Zoom video, and more.4. Will it work with all cloud and SaaS platforms?Your network should be able to connect end users seamlessly to all your business-critical applications and platforms without having to backhaul your connectivity through the data center. This means giving every site access to cloud platforms such as provided by Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure and applications including Office 365, Salesforce CRM, or Oracle enterprise resource planning.Find an SD-WAN provider that enables direct connectivity to every IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS platform through its network. This will enable your workforce to have fast access to applications across platforms from every remote location around the world.5. Do I have to build the network myself?Some SD-WAN vendors only provide devices for each office, and it’s up to the IT department to build out the network. This leaves IT with the dirty job of purchasing connectivity, orchestrating each device, managing multiple telco contracts, and ensuring connections at each location are up and running. An effort of this magnitude can leave your business waiting months before it reaches a full global network deployment.SD-WANs delivered as a service can offer fully-integrated solutions with always-on support. The provider takes care of managing the network and minimal investment in resources are needed from the customer to maintain everything at each location. There are many large and mid-size global enterprises that have either deployed or are currently considering SD-WAN as a service so that their IT departments can focus on being more strategic. What’s more, a fully managed global solution can be deployed in a matter of hours.Don’t Settle for LessRegardless of the SD-WAN approach you undertake for your digital transformation strategy, consider some of the major elements mentioned above before choosing a provider. Your SD-WAN shouldn’t force you to sacrifice reliability or performance for something that merely appears to be easier to manage and cheaper to roll out.Consider the holistic costs and complexity associated with a DIY network. Your SD-WAN needs to ensure that your global workforce can get work done without losing out on reliable connectivity or wasting time waiting for applications to load. SD-WAN as a service can give IT teams back critical time so that they can focus on delivering more strategic value to their organizations.Tags:News & Viewsapplication performancecloud networksSD-WANAI & AutomationDeployment ModelsEnterprise NetworkingManaged ServicesTechnology TrendsVendor Perspective Articles You Might Like read more

UN internal investigation finds refugee agency staff in Kenya took bribes

The investigation by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) concerned allegations that refugees in and around Nairobi were asked to pay bribes to obtain registration and resettlement documents from the UNHCR Branch Office in the Kenyan capital. The OIOS report cites “evidence of a criminal enterprise involving nationals of several countries which was operating in Kenya to acquire millions of dollars in profit by taking advantage of refugees.” To date, Kenyan authorities have arrested nine individuals, including three UNHCR staff members, two members of an affiliated non-governmental organization (NGO) and four other operatives. Criminal charges now pending in Kenya against the nine include conspiracy to threaten to kill the American Ambassador and the UNHCR Representative. High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers accepted the report’s findings, saying he and his colleagues were “shamed and outraged,” and adding, “There is no excuse, no defence for such contemptible behaviour.” The report’s 12 recommendations urge UNHCR to change its management structure in Kenya, provide targeted information on refugee rights, establish a complaints procedure, conduct random spot checks of refugee interviews and interpreter services, establish a systematic register of claims, and examine the agency’s other operations to prevent similar criminal activity. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, UN Inspector General Dileep Nair warned that the circumstances contributing to the crimes must be considered. “We feel that this problem can still arise in areas where such pre-conditions exist, namely, when the demand for resettlement exceeds the supply of willingness of countries to resettle them,” he said. The Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, Mary Ann Wyrsch, said the agency was aware of its responsibility to follow up on the report’s recommendations. “It deeply pains us, at the UNHCR, that the findings in the report show some inadequacies on our part; however, we accept the accountability for them and because the UN demands it, the UNHCR demands it, and the world’s millions of refugees demand that we have this standard of accountability.” read more

Jim Buss Kobe Bryant Will Never be a Free

Kobe Bryant will be a Los Angeles Laker for life.Jim Buss, Lakers co-owner and executive vice president of basketball operations, said Friday that the organization is currently talking with Bryant’s representative on a contract extension. Buss made it clear that the Lakers want to get the deal done long before the five-time NBA champion becomes a free agent July 1.“I want to put an end to any speculation that we would allow Kobe to become a free agent,” Buss told ESPN Friday night. “That’s not going to happen. Kobe is a top priority for us. He’s a Laker legend and always will be. I don’t think we’re done winning championships with him yet.“[Lakers general manager] Mitch Kupchak and [Bryant’s agent] Rob Pelinka have been talking, but with him being hurt, it has slowed the process some. I don’t know when it’ll get done, but I have faith in Rob and Mitch to work things out.”Bryant is in the last year of contract, where he will earn $30.5 million this season, the largest annual salary in the NBA.Bryant is currently recovering from an Achilles tendon injury and doesn’t have a set return date yet. read more

Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict

first_imgSOUTH SUDAN’S GOVERNMENT and rebels have signed a ceasefire agreement, pledging to halt fighting within 24 hours and end five weeks of bitter conflict that has left thousands dead.The agreement was signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa by representatives of South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel delegates loyal to ousted vice president Riek Machar, and was greeted by cheers from regional mediators and diplomats.Mediators from the East African regional bloc IGAD, which has been brokering the peace talks, said the deal will put in place a verification and monitoring mechanism for the truce.South Sudan’s government also agreed to release 11 officials close to Machar who were detained after fighting between rival army units broke out on December 15, although no timeline for their release was given. The status of the detainees had been a major sticking point in the talks.“These two agreements are the ingredients to create an environment for achieving a total peace in my country,” said Taban Deng, head of the rebel delegation.He said he hoped the deal would “pave the way for a serious national political dialogue aiming at reaching a lasting peace in South Sudan,” the world’s newest nation which only won independence from Khartoum in 2011.Government negotiator Nhial Deng Nhial said the negotiations, which have been dragging on in a luxury hotel in Addis Ababa for three weeks, were “not easy”.“We hope to be able to make haste towards an agreement that will end bloodshed,” he said, but voiced scepticism over the ability of the rebels, comprised of renegade army units and ethnic militia, to halt their operations.“What worries us is whether the agreement on the cessation of hostilities will stick (and) the capacity of the rebel group… to stop fighting,” he added. “We would like to take this opportunity to urge the rebel group to heed the voice of reason and abandon the quest for political power through violence.”- © AFP, 2014Read: South Sudanese children perish in ferry accident after fleeing violencelast_img read more

US calls for free and fair vote after soldiers evict MPs from

first_img 7 Comments Please see this statement in English and Dhivehi on the situation in #Maldives— Atul Keshap (@USAmbKeshap) March 28, 2017 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 28th 2017, 1:13 PM US calls for ‘free and fair’ vote after soldiers evict MPs from Maldives parliament Plainclothes troops evicted MPs as they attempted to impeach the speaker in the tiny state’s parliament. Source: Atul Keshap🇺🇸/Twitter Short URL Gayoom’s sacking followed an abortive bid to impeach the speaker and take control of parliament, as part of a pact he entered over the weekend with exiled opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed.National President Abdulla Yameen had recently taken executive control of the party, but his half-brother was its nominal president.“Gayoom has been accused of sympathising with the opposition,” said a Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) official who asked not to be named. Share5 Tweet Email1 Maldives Source: Google Maps THE UNITED STATES has asked the Maldives to restore faith in democracy after the government deployed troops to parliament to forcibly remove opposition politicians, sparking chaotic scenes.The US expressed concern about “irregularities” that impeded a free and fair vote in parliament, after plainclothes soldiers evicted MPs as they attempted to impeach the speaker.“We call on the government to restore faith in democratic processes by ensuring free and impartial proceedings in parliament,” the US embassy to Sri Lanka and the Maldives said in a statement.It came as the Maldives’ ruling party sacked the country’s former strongman president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom as its leader, after he led an unsuccessful rebellion against his half-brother, who is now in power. 14,029 Views His ideology no longer aligns with that of the PPM.Gayoom had urged PPM legislators to vote with the opposition yesterday to impeach the speaker of the house, a move aimed at undermining Yameen’s hold on power before 2018 elections.Nasheed had hoped that the surprise alliance with Gayoom would provide enough parliamentary support to oust the speaker.Instead there were chaotic scenes in parliament as opposition legislators staged a rowdy protest before losing the vote as some of their members were physically carried away by troops. Malé – the capital of the Maldives. Source: Shutterstock/Chumash MaximUnprecedented disturbance The government blamed the chaos on the opposition.“The no-confidence motion (impeachment) was defeated after unprecedented disturbances perpetrated by the opposition members inside the parliament chamber,” the government said in a statement.Media were not allowed access, but images posted on social media showed several opposition-aligned MPs being evicted while armed police kept opposition supporters from gathering outside the building.“What we saw in Majlis today was a total disgrace” Gayoom tweeted after the vote, referring to the country’s parliament.The extent of govt’s fear of a free vote. All the reason why we must overhaul the system!There was no immediate comment from Gayoom, currently on holiday in neighbouring India, on his sacking from the party.He ruled the Maldives for three decades before founding the party when the country embraced multi-party democracy in 2008.Nasheed became the Maldives’ first democratically elected president in 2008 by defeating Gayoom. But he narrowly lost the 2013 run-off elections to incumbent Yameen.He now lives in exile in London after he was convicted in 2015 on terrorism charges widely seen as politically motivated.© – AFP 2017Read: Donald Trump will today begin repealing Obama’s main environmental protection laws >Read: ‘Monster’ cyclone Debbie batters Australia with 270km gusts > By AFP Tuesday 28 Mar 2017, 1:13 PMlast_img read more

Khoma le bébé mammouth de 50000 ans arrive en France

first_imgKhoma, le bébé mammouth de 50.000 ans, arrive en FranceFrance – Vieux de 50.000 ans, le bébé mammouth surnommé Khoma découvert dans le permafrost sibérien l’an dernier est en route pour la France. Il doit y être analysé et débarrassé des bactéries qu’il héberge avant d’être présenté au public. Khoma est le plus vieux des six bébés mammouths retrouvés en Sibérie ces 200 dernières années, explique Bernard Buigues, spécialiste français mondialement réputé de ces pachydermes aujourd’hui disparus. “Nous n’avons pas réussi à le dater au carbone 14, ce qui signifie qu’il a plus de 50.000 ans : le carbone 14 devient inopérant au-delà”, ajoute-t-il. À lire aussiUne femme donne naissance à un bébé cyclope en EgypteOn ne sait pas si Khoma était un mâle ou une femelle. On sait en revanche qu’il est mort à l’âge de 6 ou 7 mois. C’est un chasseur qui l’a découvert en juillet 2009, dépassant du permafrost sur les berges de la rivière Khroma, environ 2.000 kilomètres au nord de Yakutsk, près de l’océan Arctique. La dépouille du jeune animal, avant d’être retrouvée, a malheureusement été partiellement dévorée par des renards, qui ont mangé la trompe et le sommet du crâne. Bernard Buigues est un spécialiste des mammouths, réputé notamment pour avoir mis au jour les restes de Jarkov, un rare mammouth laineux adulte découvert en 1999. Il a rapidement été contacté par les scientifiques russes qui ont les premiers étudié Khoma. Les premiers tests microbiologiques réalisés ont montré que le jeune animal était porteur de germes très anciens mais potentiellement mortels, comme le bacille du charbon (Bacillus anthracis). D’extrêmes précautions sont donc employées lors des manipulations, du transport et des analyses. Toujours prisonnier de la glace, Khoma est pour l’instant emprisonné dans un container isolé. Arrivé en France, il prendra tout d’abord la direction de Grenoble, vers le seul laboratoire mondial spécialisé dans le traitement par rayons gamma. Cette technique, déjà utilisée par le passé, a fait ses preuves en matière de décontamination : “Nous avons traité la momie de Ramsès II en 1977. Elle avait moins de 1.800 ans, mais était contaminée par un champignon qui la dégradait” explique Laurent Cortella, physicien nucléaire au sein de ce labo. “Nous n’avons encore jamais manipulé quelque chose d’aussi ancien, une telle créature ainsi arrachée au permafrost”.Après avoir été bombardé de rayons gamma et débarrassé de tout risque bactériologique, Khoma partira pour le Puy-en-Velay, où il sera analysé et autopsié, avant d’être présenté au public à l’occasion d’une exposition consacrée aux mammouths et à leurs contemporains. Le 23 juin 2010 à 09:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

JoJos Bizarre Adventures Stands All DeckedOut For The Live Action Film

first_imgStay on target The Weakest Vampires of All TimeThe Best Anime On Hulu JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, as previously announced is being adapted into a live-action film following the Diamond is Unbreakable chapter of the series. A brand new trailer has since made its way online, which shows off a bit of what you can expect to see from the story overall. The Stands characters will be using, or the unique “personas” and abilities they’re often granted the gift (or curse) of.Impeccably styled hair, familiar characters, awesome-looking effects to bring the Stands to life, and movie magic are employed to make sure this is a respectable addition to the JoJo media franchise. It also looks like it might be rife with some unintentionally comedic moments too, which is to be expected from anything JoJo if you’re familiar with the franchise.For the uninitiated, the film will follow Josuke Higashikata as he lives the life of a normal high school student. One day he’s faced with the fact that he has one of the aforementioned Stands, but so do others in town. There’s a serial killer chilling out in town taking victims one by one, so Josuke has to get to the root of the problemDiamond is Unbreakable Chapter 1 isn’t due out in Japan until August 4. It’s directed by Takashi Miike, an excellent and well-known director — you may recall his work on Audition or Ichi the Killer. The movie’s in good hands. Hopefully, it’ll be released for English-speaking audiences soon because JoJo fans are rabid when it comes to devouring any new JoJo media that comes down the pipeline. Will you be looking to check it out if it manages to come Stateside with a subtitled version?last_img read more

Probe faults states Title IX determination

first_imgWashington failed to ensure that school districts are providing equal access to athletic activities for boys and girls under Title IX, a lengthy Department of Education investigation found after a Vancouver man’s complaints.In light of 2011 allegations by Mark Rossmiller, the federal Office of Civil Rights found the state’s Equity and Civil Rights Office incorrectly determined whether districts were providing athletic opportunities for boys and girls. The specific violation lies in a “pretty technical part” of Title IX, said Callie Sechrist, director of Equity and Civil Rights for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.In order to comply with Title IX, the federal law banning schools from discriminating on the basis of gender, school athletic departments must pass one of three markers under the Three-Part Test. The test determines whether or not a school is offering equal opportunities for boys and girls.Part One of that three-part test requires districts provide sports opportunities proportionate to their student body. For example, if boys make up 60 percent of a school and girls 40 percent, then 60 percent of the athletic opportunities must be available for boys and 40 percent for girls.last_img read more

ASA Announces 2015 Officers and Committee Assignments

first_imgASA 2015 Executive Committee at the annual December Board meeting in St. Louis, Mo.The Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association (ASA) has confirmed Wade Cowan from Brownfield, Texas, as its newest President and moved outgoing President Ray Gaesser from Corning, Iowa, to the position of Chairman. Board members also elected Richard Wilkins, Greenwood, Del., to serve as First Vice President.“I’m pleased with the team we elected today and I think it’s an important step toward a world class standard as an organization,” Cowan said. “We will work together this year to unify and move agriculture forward.”First Vice President is an office that places Wilkins in line to be the association’s president in 2016.“It’s an honor to be selected by your peers and given the opportunity to serve the soybean industry,” Wilkins said. “It will be an endeavor to work hard with the other leadership and address the challenges and opportunities we face as an industry.”Also elected to form ASA’s nine-member executive committee were Secretary Ron Moore, Ill.; Treasurer Davie Stephens, Ky.; Vice Presidents Kevin Hoyer, Wis.; Bret Davis, Ohio; Joe Steinkamp, Ind. and John Heisdorffer, Iowa.Gaesser said he looks forward to working with the newly elected leaders this year.“We have a great team elected for leadership at ASA,” he said. “We’re excited about being proactive and addressing those issues that impact soybean farmers.”Elections were held in St. Louis at ASA’s annual winter board meeting, and the meeting also served as a venue to celebrate the retirements of Alan Kemper, Jim Andrew, Robert Ross, Dean Campbell, Danny Murphy, Bob Worth and Ron Bunjer.Assuming positions on the Board as new members at the meeting were Kendall Culp, Ind.; Wayne Fredericks, Iowa; E.L. Reed, Mo.; Brooks Hurst, Mo.; Bill Wykes, Ill.; Willard Jack, Miss.; Monte Peterson, N.D.;  Joel Schreurs, Minn. and George Goblish, Minn.last_img read more

Aaron Burmeister Leads Iditarod Teams Into Huslia

first_imgAaron Burmeister. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)Nome musher Aaron Burmeister was the first to reach Huslia Thursday night. He was followed by reigning Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey and rookie Thomas Waerner.A 3-year-old sled dog named Wyatt on Lance Mackey’s team died suddenly Thursday afternoon between Tanana and Ruby. Iditarod officials say a necropsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.Download Audiolast_img

ChinaUS trade talks to restart after G20 tariff truce

first_imgBeijing: The US and Chinese negotiators meet in Shanghai on Tuesday to resurrect trade talks between the world’s two biggest economies, with both sides downplaying expectations there will be an imminent deal. The negotiations in China’s financial hub will be the first face-to-face discussions since negotiations collapsed in May, when US President Donald Trump accused China of reneging on its commitments. Also Read – Climate change: Australia downgrades outlook for Great Barrier Reef to ‘very poor’ Advertise With Us Washington and Beijing have so far hit each other with punitive tariffs covering more than USD 360 billion in two-way trade, in a tense stand-off centred on demands for China to curb the alleged theft of American technology and provide a level-playing field to US companies. The two days of talks are to be led on the US side by trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Also Read – Bringing nuclear test ban treaty into force central for global disarmament push: UN chief Advertise With Us The negotiations come as Beijing faces heavy pressure over ongoing civil unrest in Hong Kong, and with lingering ill-feeling between the US and China. Days before the Shanghai meeting, Trump threatened to pull recognition of China’s developing nation status at the World Trade Organization — prompting an irritable reply from Beijing about the “arrogance and selfishness” of the US, which state media said was using pressure ahead of the trade talks. Advertise With Us Trump said Friday he believed Chinese negotiators were hoping to delay a deal until after the US presidential election next year, adding: “When I win… they’re all going to sign deals.” The US leader has also angered the Chinese side by claiming the slowing economy is forcing them to make a trade deal, and blacklisting telecom giant Huawei over national security concerns. But the kick-starting of trade negotiations is being seen as positive — even if little of substance is expected — following a truce agreed between Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping at the G-20 in June. “Realistically, this round of talks is about clarifying where the two sides stand after a significant lull in engagement,” said Jake Parker, senior vice president at the US-China Business Council. “There also needs to be a focus on rebuilding trust that was present in April but has since dissipated.” ‘Modest concessions’ Holding talks in Shanghai is also a nod to a time of better relations, as the home of the 1972 Shanghai Communique — an important step in building diplomatic relations between the US and China. Vice Premier Liu He will likely lead the talks for China again, with the addition of Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan, seen as a tougher negotiator. “Minister Zhong Shan, like Liu He, is a 19th Party Congress Central Committee member, so his involvement would indicate an elevation of participation on the Chinese side,” said Parker. “His appointment could offer another senior voice… on the Chinese side.” But both sides were busy lowering expectations in the run-up to talks. Mnuchin told CNBC last week there were still “a lot of issues” while Chinese state-run daily The Global Times wrote that it is “widely believed that trade talks will take a long time”. There are likely to be “modest soft-pedalled concessions”, said Stephen Innes, managing partner at Vanguard Markets Singapore, such as new Chinese purchases of US agricultural products or a pause of further tariff increases on Chinese exports to the US. “Following another month of escalating tensions, agreement on practically anything will be a positive,” said Innes.last_img read more

UPDATE DPS Calls Off Evacuation at Texas Capitol after Responding to Suspicious Package

first_imgWikimedia CommonsThe Texas Capitol.The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) called off an evacuation at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday afternoon after responding to a suspicious package and letter that were delivered to a state representative’s office.DPS officers, including the DPS Bomb Squad, responded to the scene. A limited area of the Capitol Extension was evacuated as a “precautionary measure.”DPS subsequently cleared the scene and no viable threat was discovered. The area was reopened to the public.State Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, had tweeted that his Capitol office and other nearby offices had been evacuated due to a suspicious package. Sharelast_img read more

Load capacity tests for Aurobindo Setu Bijon Setu

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) has decided to conduct load capacity test of two more flyovers in the city after the health study of Sealdah flyover. The KMDA has already informed the Kolkata Police verbally about their plans to have similar kind of health study for Aurobindo Setu in North Kolkata and Bijon Setu located over the Ballygunge Station railway tracks in South Kolkata. The bridges need to be shut for traffic for three days for the study. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to sources, the KMDA wants to take up a detailed health study of these flyovers in August end or in the beginning of September. The KMDA has roped in a common agency for conducting the load test of all these three flyovers who will carry out the exercise in a phased manner. It has been decided that the Sealdah flyover will be closed for traffic movement from the evening of August 15 to the evening of August 18 (72 hours). “The KMDA has identified eight bridges in the city and their health conditions are being examined on a regular basis,” said Subrata Gupta, Principal Secretary of the state Urban Development department. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”We have not received any written communication but the KMDA has informed us that after the load capacity test of Sealdah flyover, they will take up similar exercises for both Aurobindo Setu and Bijon Setu. We need to plan in advance the necessary traffic diversions for smooth management,” said Santosh Pandey, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic). The Aurobindo Setu at Gouribari area connects Ultadanga with the Khanna junction while the Bijon Setu connects Rashbehari Avenue with EM Bypass via Kasba. There is a huge volume of traffic that passes through them everyday and it will be a big challenge on the part of the Kolkata Police’s Traffic department to manage it. The Kolkata Police has more or less finalised plans for traffic maintenance during the period when Sealdah flyover will remain closed. All South-bound vehicles will be diverted through M G Road and Amherst Street and Lenin Sarani in order to reach Moulali Crossing. If the pressure of traffic increases at any point of time, it may get diverted from Maniktala Crossing to Amherst Street. The North-bound vehicles will be diverted using S N Banerjee Road via Janbazar/Esplanade, Bidhan Sarani, College Street and M G Road in order to reach Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road in Sealdah. On the other hand, vehicular traffic will also be diverted through Beliaghata Main Road and Canal West Road to reach North Kolkata.last_img read more

What you need to know about the weather for Ladysmith this weekend

first_imgNo rain is predicted, so all that’s left to say is, enjoy “chilling out” this weekend.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! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite If you’re making plans for your weekend in Ladysmith and are wondering what the weather has in store for us, then this story will tell you everything you need to know.It is predicted to be a great weekend weather-wise, with sunshine throughout Saturday, so get the braai stands out or take a drive to a dam for a day of fishing and relaxation.A high of 29 is predicted for Saturday, so it’s not too hot either.Saturday night is likely to be cloudy, bringing in slightly cooler conditions for Sunday.Also read: Update: Severe thunderstorm predicted for Kwa Zulu NatalSunday will reach a high of around 23 degrees, with cloud cover.All in all, the weather is in your favour!last_img read more

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first_imgShimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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A single RadStation provides a medical facility with an efficient and cost-effective way to achieve DR imaging from multiple portable X-ray systems.It comes equipped with the IMIX SlimlineT TFT-based detector with a 14 x 17 inch field of view. The company said the system offers a high-value DR solution for clinical environments that traditionally have not been able to realize the efficiency and throughput benefits of DR due to budget, space and other limitations.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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