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No winning ticket for Friday nights 50 million Lotto Max jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – There was no winning ticket for the $50 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.There were also two Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each up for grabs, and one of them was claimed by a ticket sold in Ontario.The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Dec. 8 will now grow to an estimated $55 million, and there will be four Maxmillions prizes.last_img

Governments must make health of older people a priority says UN rights

16 September 2011With the number of people aged over 60 expected to reach 2 billion by 2050, or more than a fifth of the total global population, discrimination against old persons should rank among the most pressing policy issues for governments and societies, the United Nations human rights chief said today. “Regrettably, prejudice against and stigmatization of older persons [known as ageism] are consistently reported everywhere in the world,” High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told the UN Human Rights Council’s panel on the right to health of older persons, citing discrimination based on age in areas as vital as social protection policies, employment laws, and access to public services. “Its intimate link with the right to health has particular relevance. Health lies at the heart of all human rights issues when we age. Research shows that health tops older persons’ issues of concern. Problems such as lack of adequate diagnosis or treatment, lack of trained staff or home-based services, or difficulties to access reliable health information are often cited.”She cited a report on ageing by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the General Assembly highlighting the fact that age often defines whether someone is allowed access to medicines, treatment, devices or long-term care. Many older people say that their age alone is handled as a disease and that they are often dismissed without proper diagnosis.Ms. Pillay underscored the lack of adequate services, facilities and care, or their prohibitive costs, with estimates showing that only one in five persons aged 60 or more has a pension. Without a pension, older persons may well be confronted with poverty, while stress about the affordability of health services leads to or is compounded by unattended chronic diseases, malnutrition and lower standards of living, she noted.“A social protection system is crucial, and States are required to allocate sufficient resources and facilities to cope with these demands now and to prepare for the future. The unique requirements of older persons must be incorporated in national health systems, especially in low- and middle-income countries.”She said tackling the lack of specialized services such as residential centres, home care programmes and geriatric services, age-friendly primary health care, and palliative care must be a priority. “Adequate access to palliative care is essential to ensure that these people can live, and ultimately die, with dignity,” she declared. read more

Long Point Provincial Park partially reopens

Long Point Provincial Park will re-open on a limited basis this weekend.Camping reservations at the Cottonwood campground will be honoured while the Firefly, Monarch and Turtle Dunes sites will remain closed due to the threat of flooding.The park’s boat-launching facilities also remain closed this weekend for the same reason.“Affected reservations will be contacted by the Ontario Parks reservation service and offered to change their reservation without penalty where sites are available or cancel and receive a full refund,” park superintendent Jeff Pickersgill said Thursday in an email.“Park staff continue to monitor conditions closely to re-open the remaining facilities as soon as it is safe to do so.”Ontario Parks was forced to declare Long Point Provincial Park off-limits to the public during the Victoria Day holiday weekend. The cause was record-high water levels on Lake Erie and the threat of inland flooding.Water levels remain high but conditions this weekend will allow limited access to the facility. At this point, Long Point Provincial Park hopes to return to normal programming in time for the June 1 weekend.Long Point Provincial Park re-opens for day-use on Friday. The park has 256 campsites, 81 of which are located in the Cottonwood section of the campground.The rest are located in a newer section of the park that remains closed.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Ohio State searching for 1st win against top15 team under Urban Meyer

Coach Urban Meyer huddles with members of the Ohio State football team prior to a game against Illinois on Nov. 1 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 55-14.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternIn Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s three seasons in Columbus, the team has achieved 31 victories — not one of which came against a team ranked inside the top 15.If OSU (7-1, 4-0) wants to achieve that first “signature” victory, its best — and possibly only — shot this year is set to come on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich., when it takes on No. 7 Michigan State (7-1, 4-0).“I think (the players) know that already … this is a game to get the respect that Ohio State deserves and has had in the past,” Meyer said Monday. “You have to go compete and win this game and it’s going to be a task. But that’s real.”The Spartans are currently the only top-25 team sitting on OSU’s schedule.Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett said he understands the importance of grabbing that signature victory when it comes to regaining national respect and improving OSU’s postseason résumé.“I think people for the past three years have said that we have just beaten up on teams (that) aren’t good or whatever they say, and that when it comes down to it, we can’t win a big game,” Bennett said Monday.“I just think that’s the hype around Ohio State, is that we don’t win big games, but it’s important to win this game because they’re a great opponent, and if you want postseason dreams, you’ve got to keep winning.”OSU had a chance to shake that stigma last season against the then-No. 10 Spartans in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship Game. However, the Buckeyes were unable to hold onto a fourth-quarter lead, as MSU took them down to win the Big Ten title, 34-24.The Buckeyes then had a second chance to topple a top-15 team in the Orange Bowl, when they took on then-No. 12 Clemson. Again, however, the Buckeyes let a fourth quarter lead slip away as they fell, 40-35.“I think we’re lacking one (a signature win) a little bit, and that win (against Michigan State) would mean a lot,” junior linebacker Joshua Perry said Monday. “It would be great for our goal. Since I’ve been here, we haven’t won a Big Ten Championship and I know that we’d like to do that, so to be able to go up there and win would obviously do a lot for that.”The highest-ranked team that OSU has defeated with Meyer at the helm was then-No. 16 Northwestern last season. The best ranking a team that OSU defeated has ranked at the end of the season under Meyer was No. 24 after the Buckeyes beat then-No.20 Michigan two seasons ago and the Wolverines fell for spots in the poll to end the season.However, tight ends and fullbacks coach Tim Hinton said he does not believe that OSU will be intimidated by the tough opponent.“The thing is, when you come to Ohio State University, is there any reason you don’t want to play in these kind of games?” Hinton asked. “You sign up for this. And this is what it’s all about. National TV, prime time and all that kind of stuff and getting an opportunity to play a great opponent and a Big Ten opponent and all those things are exactly why you signed up to come to Ohio State.”Bennett said that being the underdog against a top-10 team is something that his teammates aren’t shying away from.“I think we like it,” Bennett said. “This team is interesting to me because for the first time since I’ve been here, except for maybe my sophomore year, guys have really relished being looked at as overrated, or whatever it is. We’re here to prove something, we’re here to show that we’re a complete team, and it doesn’t really matter where people rank us.”Perry agreed that being the lower-ranked team on the road could actually end up helping with the team’s focus and intensity.“It feels good to be an underdog sometimes, because then a lot of people are looking at you and trying to see what you can do in that scenario,” Perry said. “A lot of the training we do here, you’re in a scenario where you either go or you don’t, so this is going to be a good one for us.”Bennett said the team’s motivating factor in beating its top-10 opponent is not shaking the national perception of the team, but rather winning each game as it comes.“It’s not about making sure everybody loves us in the country or respects us in the country, it’s about winning games and making sure that we have a chance to go where we want to go in the postseason,” Bennett said. “This game is just important for that because it’s the next game, and we have to win because they’re a good opponent.”OSU’s game against Michigan State is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday. read more

By the numbers Ohio State survives scare at Indiana 3427

Redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones (12) surveys the field during a game on Oct. 3 in Bloomington, Indiana. OSU won 34-27.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorOhio State’s offense endured a rough first half, but it managed to ride junior running back Ezekiel Elliott’s monster game to survive a potential upset from a fiery Indiana team, 34-27. Despite giving up 128 points over its first four games, Indiana’s defense played lights out as it held the Buckeyes to only six first-half points, the first time OSU failed to score a touchdown in the opening two quarters since last season at Navy. The Buckeye rushing attack struggled mightily in the first half, managing fewer than 20 yards. However, redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones piled up 200 yards in the first half through the air and ended with 245 total yards and a touchdown and interception on 18-of-27 passing.Indiana, coming into the game 4-0 for the first time since 1990, played excellently at the start in front of a sellout crowd at Memorial Stadium. The offense put up more than 400 yards with zero turnovers, though eventually injuries began to take their toll on the Hoosiers.With backups at running back and quarterback in the game, Indiana began to lose its momentum and fell behind in the second half, though the Hoosiers still never let the Buckeyes pull away either. In fact, the Hoosiers had an excellent chance to score a game-tying touchdown as time expired, but the OSU defense held firm at the goal line.Elliott was explosive for OSU as he ripped off three fantastic touchdown runs and tallied an incredible 274 yards on the ground. However, for all of Elliott’s heroics, the Buckeye offense still showed serious deficiencies that need to be addressed soon. As a whole, OSU lost the turnover battle once again, 3-0, only converted on two third downs the entire game and only mustered 13 first downs overall. Without Elliott’s three 50-plus-yard touchdown rushes, Indiana would not have only upset the Buckeyes but would have won convincingly. As Big Ten play continues to heat up, OSU coach Urban Meyer will need to clean up the offense if he hopes to keep pace with the best teams in college football.By the numbers:36 – The total yards of offense by OSU in the first quarter.1.79 – Indiana’s all-time winning percentage against top-five teams, a measly 1-of-56.20 – OSU’s current winning streak against Indiana.15 – OSU’s current road winning streak in Big Ten conference play, the longest streak in conference history.16 – The number of Big Ten wins Indiana has over the past 10 years.41 – The last time the Hoosiers played a No. 1-ranked Ohio State team, they fell by 41 points in Columbus, 44-3.25 – The number of years since Indiana had last started 4-0.48 – The number of rushing yards Elliott broke Keith Byars’ OSU record of rushing yards in a half by. Byars rushed for 195 yards in the second half against Illinois in 1984, while Elliott racked up 243 second-half yards on Saturday.274 – The total rushing yards by Elliott in the game, tied for the second most in school history behind eventual Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George in 1995. read more

Mens hockey voted best nonfootball sport at Ohio State

Ohio State players celebrate after a goal by junior forward Kevin Miller. Credit: Nick Clarkson | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State men’s hockey team (21-12-6) had a breakout season in 2016-17. Recording a 20-win season for the first time since 2009, the Buckeyes earned their first NCAA tournament bid since that same season — losing to Minnesota-Duluth in overtime in the first round of the West region. Despite the opening-round exit, the Scarlet and Gray ended 2016-17 as the third-ranked offense in the nation at 3.92 goals per game, and the nation’s No. 1 power-play offense efficiency, with a 31.61 success rate. Leading the charge for OSU this season was sophomore forward Mason Jobst, who led the Buckeyes with 55 points (19 goals, 36 assists), and senior forward and captain Nick Schilkey. Schilkey ended the season with 41 points (27 goals, 14 assists).Outside of the NCAA appearance, the highlight of the season came during the last series of the regular season with Wisconsin. Both teams entered the matchup needing impressive showings in order to secure a possible tournament bid, and the Buckeyes swept the Badgers heading into the Big Ten tournament to reach 20 wins for the first time in eight years.Along with Schilkey, forward David Gust, defensemen Drew Brevig and Josh Healey and goaltenders Christian Frey, Matt Tomkins and Logan Davis make up the Scarlet and Gray graduating seniors. The class of 2017 recorded 67 victories over four seasons, while also racking up a number of awards for their performance on and off the ice.Despite losing a core group of players, OSU will look to build on this year’s successes in 2017-18. The team will return seven of its top 10 scorers from this season, including sophomore forward Dakota Joshua and freshman forward Tanner Laczynski, along with a handful of young but experienced blueliners, such as sophomore defender Tommy Parran. read more

First sand martin chicks born after council forced to remove nets from

The first sand martin chicks have been born at Bacton Sands in Norfolk after a campaign forced the local council to remove netting obstructing their nests.Earlier this spring, nature lovers were shocked to see that the hundreds of nests lining the cliffs had been covered in netting, as birds which had flown thousands of miles from Africa pecked confusedly at the material.Videos posted by birdwatchers online showed the birds sitting on the netting and fruitlessly pecking at it as they try to return to the nooks and crannies they call home.After a campaign supported by The Telegraph, North Norfolk District Council removed much of the netting, and the birds rapidly began to nest.Now, evidence of the first chicks to be born has been discovered by sharp-eyed local Margaret Wilcox, who began the campaign and has been monitoring the animals ever since. Wonderful news from #SavetheBactonSandMartins … they have nestlings ! Watch the right hand side of video for parent dropping faecal sac. #NetsDownForNature @ChrisGPackham⁩ ⁦@KateProutITV⁩ ⁦@BBCLookEast⁩ ⁦@EDP24⁩ ⁦@NetsNot⁩ ⁦@BBCSpringwatch⁩ pic.twitter.com/LeHY4F9DvV— Bea (@NorfolkBea) May 29, 2019 It appears the netting may have delayed their nesting; according to the RSPB, most sand marin chicks fledge by the end of May, with late fledglings appearing in June.The characterful little birds stay in the UK until they leave again for their long journey across Europe between July and September. She has posted evidence online of parent birds removing waste from the nests, proving baby birds are hidden inside.The nature lover said it was “wonderful news”, adding that she was “over the moon” about the nestlings.Ms Wilcox said she is hoping some will fledge by the weekend, when she will be watching the nests for proof of tiny beaks. 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. read more

Hungerstriking Pussy Riot inmate says prison took away her water

first_imgAt that moment, prisoner Nevecherya removed all my drinking water standing in the punishment cell in bottles.“Without water a person dies in a few days during a hunger strike,” she said.The 23-year-old mother of a young daughter is serving a two-year sentence for a punk protest in a Moscow cathedral last year.The prison service denied her claim, saying on its website that it had replaced her cold drinking water with warm boiled water on medical advice.StandoffIn a growing standoff, Tolokonnikova said that video camera footage would prove the first use of force against her in the penal colony.The prison service in Mordovia region responded by posting a YouTube video titled “Tolokonnikova’s provocation”, which shows what it says is Tolokonnikova’s cell.(Video: ufsinrm/YouTube) The prison service said the footage was filmed by a video camera fixed to a prison officer’s uniform. It said it had handed the video to law enforcement authorities.The video shows women prisoners in headscarves taking food into a cell. One is shown bringing out an empty water container after apparently pouring out its contents inside the cell.A dark-haired woman can briefly be seen lying in bed.Working conditionsTolokonnikova in a letter released Monday accused her penal colony of forcing women prisoners to work up to 17-hour days in a sewing workshop.She also said the colony’s deputy chief had hinted she could be killed by other prisoners in revenge if they were given shorter working hours and so failed to meet targets.The prison service said in a statement that Tolokonnikova went on hunger strike after threatening to go public on prison conditions unless she was transferred to different work.She said in another letter published on Tuesday that she had been moved to a bitterly cold isolation cell, while the prison service called it adequately comfortable.- © AFP, 2013Pussy Riot member on hunger strike over ‘slave labour’ at gulag-style prison > Pro-Pussy Riot priest murdered in Russia > JAILED PUSSY RIOT punk Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has accused Russian prison officers of cutting off her drinking water on the fifth day of a hunger strike — a move the prison service denies.Tolokonnikova began a hunger strike at her penal colony in central Russia’s Mordovia region in protest at prisoners being forced to work excessive hours and being treated like “slaves.”In a message sent to AFP by her husband, activist Pyotr Verzilov, Tolokonnikova said that a prison guard told her he was ordered to take away all her drinking water, and then a prisoner who fulfils the functions of an attendant removed the bottles.“He grabbed my arms and painfully squeezed my shoulders, stopping me from moving,” she said.last_img read more

Your voice is vital

first_imgThe issue of Greeks wanting to migrate to Australia, the progress of the new multicultural policy, announced last February, as well as the issue of access and equity for ethnic communities to Commonwealth departments and services, were raised with the Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Kate Lundy during her recent visit to Neos Kosmos. Ethnic communities will be key players in the multicultural policy development process, Mrs Lundy stressed. She pointed out that when the time comes for public submissions, most likely by the end of the year, ethnic communities should use this process to inform the government of the issues the new multicultural policy should address. “The new Council will oversee the inquiry on Access and Equity as a whole government dimension and I think that the outcomes of the current Standing Committee inquiry on multiculturalism will help inform the nature of the Access and Equity inquiry. I am not sure about the time frame the Standing Committee has set but I think that the findings of that committee will inform the Access and Equity inquiry,” Mrs Lundy said, adding emphatically “we want to hear your voice”. Mrs Lundy said that while a number of issues relating to effective service provision for multicultural Australia will be identified through the Australian Multicultural Council’s inquiry, ethnic communities should also voice the challenges they face. “For the Greek Australian community there is a pressing need for additional services on Aged Care and Carers services. Seven, eight years ago we could not foresee the current situation. Every community faces different challenges” Mrs Lundy said. The Parliamentary Secretary also announced that the appointment of the new Australian Multicultural Council (AMC) will be around July as the government is currently in the process of finalising advise and the previous corresponding body AMAC had its last meeting last week. “The process for appointment is now just been finalised and we hope to have a fully fledged AMC later this year. The new full time race discrimination commissioner will start on July 1 and from that point we will be able to start rolling out our anti-racism partnership and strategy as well,” Mrs Lundy said. Mrs Lundy said the Multicultural Arts and Festivals Grants program, which is one of the five main initiatives of the new multicultural policy framework, would be up and running in the new financial year while further details on how ethnic communities can apply for those grants will be announced mid year. On the issue of migration from Greece Mrs Lundy said the government is in the process of improving the current skills migration program. “What we want to achieve is to calibrate our migration program so it will correspond to the current skills shortage that Australia faces,” she said. As far as the process of applying and obtaining a working visa extends, Mrs Lundy said the Department of Immigration is currently examining the type of visas available and is trying to find a better and easier way to ensure Australia will be in a position to capitalise on the skills that migrants could offer. She was not aware of the GOCMV upcoming meeting with Minister Chris Bowen but she expressed her support for the initiative stressing once more that the Department is keen to hear the community’s voice and help achieve the best possible result for the country. In addition Mrs Lundy told Neos Kosmos that announcements on the new Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program, will be made shortly. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Russie la canicule entraîne noyades et incendies

first_imgRussie : la canicule entraîne noyades et incendiesRussie – Alors qu’une canicule sévit en Russie depuis trois semaines, les habitants de Moscou se sont réveillés lundi sous une épaisse fumée provenant des feux de tourbières et de forêts qui se sont déclenchés autour de la capitale.La partie européenne de la Russie connaît depuis le début du mois une canicule sans précédent. Alors que les températures maximales dépassent largement les 30°C, le thermomètre pourrait atteindre 40°C dans la semaine. À lire aussiLa Création d’Adam, la célèbre fresque de Michel Ange cacherait un incroyable secretIl y a quelques jours, le ministère de l’Agriculture a annoncé que près d’un tiers des cultures des vingt-trois régions touchées par la canicule et la sécheresse étaient déjà perdues. Alors que de nombreuses usines ont été arrêtées, l’air est irrespirable après qu’une trentaine de feux de tourbe et vingt-six feux de forêts se sont déclenchés autour de Moscou, couvrant lundi une surface de 59 hectares. Aux premières heures du jour, les grands immeubles de la capitale étaient plongés dans la brume.La chaleur accablante a également entraîné une augmentation du nombre de noyades en Russie. En seulement un week-end, soixante-cinq personnes se sont en effet noyées, portant à 951 le total des noyades depuis le début du mois de juillet. En juin, ce sont quelque 1.244 accidents de ce type qui avaient été recensés par le ministère des Situations d’urgence.Le 27 juillet 2010 à 18:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

CES 2012 Sony Ericsson présenterait le LT28at

first_imgCES 2012 : Sony Ericsson présenterait le LT28atUn des appareils présentés au CES sera sans doute le LT28at, un 4,55 pouces HD, dont les entrailles font penser à une tablette.Une des sources d’informations sur les mobiles à venir est le Bluetooth SIG, où les appareils reçoivent leur certification Bluetooth. Problème : Excepté un identifiant, ils ne décrivent pas vraiment l’appareil concerné. Chez Sony Ericsson, le nouvel appareil s’appelle donc le LT28at. À ne pas confondre avec le LT26i, le Nozomi, dont l’internet a déjà parlé À lire aussiSony lance sa nouvelle liseuse, le PRS-T2Le LT28at offrirait selon le Bluetooth SIG : du LTE (de la presque-4G, mais seulement pour les US pour l’instant), un écran 4,55 pouces, avec un impressionnant 720p nommés « reality display », un module apn de 13 megapixels avec flash DEL. Une caméra frontale sera aussi présente, capable de filmer en 720p. Ericsson parle de faire passer sa ligne Xperia dans la catégorie « SuperPhone », un argument qui ne sonne pas du tout marketing…On en verra peut-être davantage au CES… espérons pour Ericsson que leur travail est vraiment super, car il y aura de la concurrence sur le salon.Le 25 décembre 2011 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman will go electric by 2022 report says

first_img Preview • 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman T first drive: Brilliant, but bittersweet Post a comment 32 Photos 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder first drive: A Boxster with way more bite More From Roadshow More about 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman T Coupe Porsche has not been shy about its electrification aspirations, whether that means a hybrid 911 or a battery-electric Macan. But a new report suggests that Porsche’s midengine sports cars might follow a similar path in the not-too-distant future.Porsche is working on electric variants of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, and they are slated to debut by 2022, Autocar reports. This is an interesting development on its own, if true, but what’s more intriguing is that the report also claims that other electrified powertrains are being contemplated as simultaneous offerings, citing comments from Porsche chairman Oliver Blume. Porsche did not immediately return a request for comment.According to Autocar’s report, the 718 EVs won’t stand alone because of battery technology. The report alleges that an internal Porsche engineering study found the cars couldn’t offer more than 186 miles of range, due to limitations in the 718’s current midengine platform. Thus, a hybrid or non-hybrid variant could exist alongside the EV to calm buyers who may still suffer from range anxiety.Enlarge ImageBuilding two variants of a single car on two different platforms could turn out to be a wild gamble that keeps Porsche in good favor with early adopters and late risers alike. Porsche To make matters even weirder, those two 718 variants could ride on different platforms. Autocar’s report mentions that Porsche may move an electric Boxster and Cayman pair to the automaker’s PPE platform, which is for dedicated electric vehicles, while selling parallel versions on the old platform. This would allow Porsche to get the most out of adding a battery-electric 718, alleviating range anxiety for those considering the leap to battery power, while offering more traditional variants to those who aren’t ready to go electric.This mirrors what Porsche has planned for the Macan, its best-selling compact SUV. It’s believed that, instead of solely offering an electric Macan as many originally reported, Porsche will actually produce a Macan EV on the PPE platform while offering electrified variants of the same SUV on the old MLB platform. Porsche board member Detlev von Platen told me during Porsche’s annual conference in March that this potential move allows different markets to move at different speeds. “[Moving to electric vehicles] has to be a very safe bet,” von Platen said in a round-table interview. “Therefore, we made the strategy to have the possibility … of extending an [internal combustion engine] for the Macan and introducing, in a parallel way, the electric model. It makes more cost, but I think it’s important to have this insurance policy in place.” Blume’s comments to Autocar mirror those sentiments, as each market will adapt to electricity differently, and if Porsche goes too hard in the EV paint, it might end up alienating other markets and buyers. Porsche 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 first drive: A standout track starcenter_img Share your voice Electric Cars Convertibles Future Cars Coupes 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman T first drive: Brilliant, but bittersweet Tags 0 Porsche 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman T is an ode to base-model excellencelast_img read more

Sahara Forged Letter Spoils Efforts to Secure Subrata Roys Release

first_imgSahara Group’s efforts to secure bail for its jailed chief Subrata Roy suffered a setback after it said on 5 February (Thursday) that a purported bank letter to back a $2 billion transaction to raise funds for Roy’s release, was forged.The letter was claimed to have been issued by Bank of America to US-based Saransh Sharma, whose company Mirach Capital Group was leading a deal to arrange funds for Roy’s release.Since his company was not having enough funds of its own, Sharma claimed to have roped in investors from the US and the UK and deposited the funds in a Bank of America account. He then produced a letter allegedly written by a Bank of America manager confirming the existence of funds in his account. The letter, as reported by Reuters, turned out to be forged.The agency got a written response from the bank that said,” “Bank of America isn’t involved in the transaction.”The letter was submitted to the Supreme Court earlier by Mirach Capital in an effort to secure Roy’s release. Subrata Roy needs to deposit about $1.6 billion to secure bail.Sahara has been in talks with Mirach Capital to raise funds by refinancing its overseas hotel properties, including New York’s Plaza and Grosvenor House in London.Sahara asked its lawyer in London to visit the Bank of America branch in Los Angeles to check the authenticity of the letter. “We have now received the report … it was a forged letter,” the company said in a statement.Subrata Roy is in jail for running an illegal bond scheme estimated at $7 billion. Reuterslast_img read more

Alleged gunfights claim 2 more lives

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationTwo suspected drug peddlers were killed in separate incidents of alleged gunfights with police in Tarakanda and Trishal upazilas of Mymensingh early Friday.The deceased are Ali Hossain, 38, son of a certain Shahed Ali of Tarakanda upazila and Swapan Mia, 32, son of one Abdul Kuddus of Trishal upazila, reports UNB.Being tipped off that some drug dealers were sharing their money, police conducted a drive near an auto-rice mill on Tarakanda-Phulpur highway around 2:45am, said additional superintendent (crime) of Mymensingh police SA Newazi.Sensing presence of the law enforcement, they hurled brickbats on the cops and opened fire on them which forced police to take action in self-defence, he said.At one stage, police recovered the body of Ali Hossain and 200 pieces of yaba tablets from the scene, he added.Ali was wanted in 25 cases including that of drug, SA Newazi said.In another incident, Swapan Mia, who was wanted in eight cases, was killed in a gunfight with police near Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University in Trishal upazila around 4:00am, said Newazi.Police also recovered 200 pieces of yaba tablets, 100 grams of heroin and three bullet shells from the spot.Both the bodies were taken to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital morgue.With the latest one, at least 116 people were killed in alleged gunfights with members of law enforcement agencies while 37 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since 15 May.The law enforcement’s versions of the events were, however, not verified independently as no versions of the incidents were available immediately either from any witness or from the victim’s families.last_img read more

UPDATE Watch Bodycam Video Of House Fire That Left 3 Children Dead

first_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:58 Listencenter_img Ed MayberryThe remnants of a home whose second story collapsed during a fire early Friday morning, killing three children and critically injuring three others.UPDATE 2:14 p.m.: Officials have identified the three siblings who died in an early morning house fire in Conroe early Friday  morning:–Terrance (TJ) Mitchell, 13–Kaila Mitchell, 6–Kyle Mitchell, 5Also seriously injured in the fire that consumed the two-story brick home were:–Adrian Mitchell, 10 and a brother of the three kids who died–Bobby Johnson, 61, the children’s grandfather and homeowner–Jarvis Johnson, 34, the children’s uncleBobby and Jarvis Johnson were seriously hurt trying to rescue the kids from the flames.The children’s grandmother, Carrie Johnson, 57, also suffered minor injuries.The children’s mother was also home, but was not hurt. Officials say the father is working out of state and has been told about the tragedy.Fire officials also provided additional details about the moments after the fire started: Bobby Johnson broke a window on the second floor, where most of the family was sleeping. But they were unable to get past the flames to reach the children trapped in a bedroom on the other side of the second story.The home was not equipped with smoke detectors, survivors have told fire officials.Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.UPDATE 11:35 a.m.: Fire officials are investigating what started a fire in which three children died and critically injured three other family members early Friday morning in Conroe.Montgomery County Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams says they received a 9-1-1 call at about 4:20 a.m. Firefighters arrived minutes later to find the fire consuming the two-story home.Family members had already pulled out one 10-year-old child from the flames and suffered serious burns to their faces and upper torsos in the process, Williams said.The family also reported three children–ranging in age from 6 to 13–were trapped on the second floor. Police officers who first arrived to the home were prevented by the heat and flames from climbing a stairwell to reach the kids, the fire marshal said.The second floor later collapsed before firefighters could rescue the kids, Williams said.The fire was declared under control at about 5:30 a.m. and firefighters later found the bodies of the three kids. The identities are being withheld from the public until all of the family members can be notified about the tragedy, the fire marshal said.Williams said there were eight people in the home when the fire started: the grandparents of the four kids, plus the daughter and son of the grandparents. The father was working and was not at home.The three people critically injured are being treated at Houston hospitals. One other person who suffered minor injuries is being treated at a Conroe-area hospital.A neighbor says the grandfather of the kids is a pastor at a church in nearby Willis, TX.PREVIOUSLY: CONROE, Texas (AP) — Three children were killed early Friday when a burning house collapsed north of Houston and three members of the same family are critically injured, according to a sheriff’s department official.Montgomery County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Spencer said the children ranged in age from 6 to 13 years and that their bodies were found amid the debris of the home.“We’ve moved from a rescue operation to a search and recovery,” he said.The three critically injured people included a 10-year-old boy who suffered severe burns.The flames and heat drove away emergency responders who attempted to enter the home near Conroe, about 40 miles north of Houston, Montgomery County Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams told KHOU-TV.Spencer said two Shenandoah police officers who were among the first to respond also were hurt, suffering smoke inhalation and other injuries. An officer with another department was hurt as well.Three other members of the family were taken to hospitals with injuries that are not life threatening.The flames spread to two adjacent homes that sustained minor damage, Spencer said. Share Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/12155252/ClementeDuenas_201705120424_WFC1007433_5817726.mp400:0000:0049:19Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video from bodycam show Shenandoah officers arriving on scene at Friday’s morning fire in Conroe that led three children dead and many injured. Video: Shenandoah Police Department.last_img read more

HealthMyne Announces FDA Clearance of Imaging Informatics Platform

first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Related Content News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more center_img Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more HealthMyne, an imaging informatics company, today announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new imaging informatics platform is designed to streamline clinical decision support and integrate with enterprise PACS and vendor-neutral archives using industry-standard formats.HealthMyne’s team has leveraged their previous clinical and commercial success within image management to create this innovative software foundation. The new system directly aligns with the ACR (American College of Radiology) Imaging 3.0 initiative which addresses the radiologist’s emerging role as diagnostic imaging consultant to all clinicians, both before and after the imaging encounter.“Having a strong diagnostic imaging platform cleared by the FDA is the first step in our vision of bringing imaging informatics to mainstream healthcare,” said Praveen Sinha, CEO of HealthMyne. “Significant achievements are being realized elsewhere through clinical data aggregation and analysis, yet imaging has gone largely untapped. As an example, the potential impact of streamlined patient cohort comparison on personalized medicine is truly exciting.”According to a new report by whatech.com, the global healthcare IT analytics market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.5 percent and reach more than $18 billion by 2020.For more information: www.healthmyne.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | PACS | August 28, 2015 HealthMyne Announces FDA Clearance of Imaging Informatics Platform Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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25 photos from Costa Ricas allnightlong celebration after the Ticos beat Greece

first_img Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The TIco Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Keylor Navasmade the huge stop. Michael Umaña blasted in the all-important fifth penalty kick. And the incredible result set off a celebration throughout Costa Rica.The country of 4.8 million had just stunned Greece 5-3 on penalties. La Sele reached the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in its history. Costa Rica is among the eight best football teams in the world.The Ticos will meet the Netherlands on Saturday afternoon. But the European powerhouse would be something to worry about later in the week. Now it was time to party.Photos from the Tico celebration in San José and Grecia: Alberto Font/The Tico Times AFP Related posts:PHOTOS: Costa Ricans go wild celebrating World Cup upset over Uruguay Costa Rica’s Solís celebrates historic win VIDEO: Even in defeat, Costa Rica celebrates 26 photos from Costa Rica’s tremendous post-victory celebration in San José Alberto Font/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times AFP Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Facebook Comments Alberto Font/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Timeslast_img read more

Ambitious target for cutting Cyprus greenhouse emissions

first_imgThe national target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions is expected to be around 24% from 2005 levels by 2030 in line with EU targets, President Nicos Anastasiades has said.In a message read out by Agricultire Minister Nicos Kouyialis at a ceremony for Earth Hour on Saturday night at the presidential palace, Anastasiades – who is currently in Rome – said that in order to achieve the emissions goal, changes would be required mainly in the sector of energy with the penetration of cleaner fuels such as natural gas, the promotion of appropriate policies and measures to further save energy, and the use of more renewable energy sources.The reduction of emissions in the transport sector also constituted an important challenge, he said.Currently, the sector accounts for about 25% of all emissions in Cyprus. At the same time the relevant policies and measures from other sectors, such as agriculture, industry, land use and forestry and waste management need to be reviewed, he added.“Despite the ambitious target to be undertaken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for Cyprus we are optimistic that by developing and implementing the appropriate policies and measures that have already decided, we’ll achieve that goal,” he said.“Simultaneously we are working towards decreasing our dependency on fossil fuels imports, thus enhancing our competitiveness, creating new jobs and transiting to a low carbon economy.”According to a paper by Theodoros Zachariadis, from the Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Cyprus University of Technology which said that due to the economic downturn since 2013, energy demand had dropped in recent years, so that carbon emissions have also declined. As a result, a 5% reduction in year 2020 was probable, it said. “The outlook is different, however, until 2030. If an economic rebound occurs in the next years, as expected by the national government and international organisations, energy use will most likely grow in line with economic activity, even despite EU-wide energy efficiency legislation. Therefore, the -22% emissions target is very difficult to achieve under a ‘business as usual’ evolution in the way that energy is used in Cyprus.”Anastasaides in his speech said plans have been established and are being applied regarding greenhouse gas emission reduction and adaptation; effective liquid and solid waste management; protection of water resources; maintaining and enhancing biodiversity; enhancement of resource efficiency; transition towards green economy and green labour market and the integration of environmental dimension into developing activities.Additionally, Cyprus has included in its energy balance the “clean and green energy”. “Green economy” is promoted through appropriate schemes in order to encourage the use of renewable energy sources and energy savings and the proper management of all waste streams, Anastasiades said.Cyprus is also simultaneously planning and implementing a comprehensive policy for tackling climate change through the introduction of best available techniques in industry; the intensification of controls and inspections and the expansion of public transportation, he added.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoAll Pro SaverClever Homeowners With Existing Mortgages In California Are Doing ThisAll Pro SaverUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Audit Office gets AG to act on military attaches medical expenses

first_imgIt also points out that “if the matter was officially sent by the Ministry of Defense, it would not be investigated, and we would indicate their obligation to examine it using their own internal control mechanisms. Our investigation would follow and would essentially confine itself to establishing the correctness of the MODs investigation.”Finally, the Audit Office states that, “because of the information that it had after the disclosure of the matter, it appears that there is a significant delay in the investigation of the officer in question and/or for other involved parties, the Office will forward the matter directly to the Attorney General.” The Audit Office has announced that it will forward to the Attorney General the issue of the cost of medical assistance to a military attache in Russia, included in a special report, to investigate the possibility of criminal liability by any person.In a statement issued on Sunday, following a statement by the Minister of Defense on Saturday who suggested that the incident had been identified by his ministry, the Audit Office maintained that the matter was investigated and included in the report only after receiving a relevant complaint. “It is a fact that the relevant information was given verbally to a senior officer of our Office, in the form of a complaint by the Director of the Office of the Minister of Defense (MOD), who had reported that some of the information he had seen regarding these payments seemed suspicious” , said the Audit Office which clarified however that their office does not investigate complaints at the behest of any ministry.Such irregularities should under normal circumstances be investigated by the Ministries themselves through their own control mechanisms. However, in this case, there was either a reluctance to investigate the matter by the MOD because it concerned the responsibilities of two other Ministries who refused to cooperate, or if they did cooperate they were unwilling to accept responsibility.center_img CNAYou May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoThrone: Free Online GamesIf You’re Over 40 And Own A Computer, This Game Is A Must!Throne: Free Online GamesUndo2019 Cars | Sponsored LinksThese 2019 Cars Cost Under $20k2019 Cars | Sponsored LinksUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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