first_imgNew Delhi: Life would have been on a different track for 23-year-old Sahil Shaukeen if he had not fallen from a train and injured his leg.The National Judo karate player was going to participate in national games when the accident happened in 2014, five years later he is in Tihar jail for fleeing with a rented car from Delhi’s Connaught Place along with his associate. The manner in which the police was dodged resembled the Ajay Devgan starrer ‘Drishyam’ movie. Sahil and his friend Sachin, an engineering student from Haryana were predecided when they hired an XUV 500 car with forged documents and fake name from a car rental company in Connaught Place on June 16. The car was supposed to be returned the next day. The duo also paid 6744 Rs online as the fees. The rental company got suspicious when the car was not returned on the said day. Also, the GPS last location came out to be Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. After this, the GPS was turned off. Delhi police after lodging the FIR formed a team to identify and arrest the accused. Soon, Sahil was arrested from Bahadurgarh Haryana. The other accused 20-year-old Sachin Parashar was arrested from Rohini. The interrogation revealed the Drishyam Movie plot, as the accused after stealing the car first removed the GPS from the vehicle and threw it into a passing truck just like the protagonist did in the movie to dodge the investigators. “Upon detailed interrogation, they confessed that they had earlier also booked and stolen a number of vehicles with this modus operandi. They would then modify the vehicles suitably and supply them to persons who were involved in bootlegging of alcohol from Haryana to UP,” said Madhur Verma, DCP New Delhi.last_img read more

“Knowing the truth offers individual victims and their relatives a way to gain closure, restore their dignity and experience at least some remedy for their losses,” Mr. Ban said in a message to mark the first International Day for the Right to the Truth of Victims of Gross Human Rights Violations.“Exposing the truth also helps entire societies to foster accountability for violations. And since the process of determining the truth often involves fact-finding inquiries and public testimony by victims and perpetrators, it can provide catharsis and help produce a shared history of events that facilitates healing and reconciliation,” he added.Mr. Ban noted that the Right to the Truth is now provided for in the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which entered into force in December last year.The date was chosen to commemorate the day El Salvadorian human rights defender, Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, was shot dead in 1980 while celebrating mass in a chapel. He had been outspoken in his condemnation of abuses against the most vulnerable people in his country.Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in her message said 42,633 people have disappeared and remain unaccounted for over the past 31 years since the murder of Monsignor Romero.“Victims of gross violations of human rights and their families have the inalienable right to know the truth about past events concerning the perpetration of heinous crimes against them,” said Ms. Pillay.“They have the right to know about the circumstances and reasons that led, through massive or systematic violations, to the perpetration of those crimes. They have the right to know who the perpetrators are, and the fate and whereabouts of the victims,” she said.She urged States to take all appropriate measures to give effect to the right to the truth, the right to justice and the right to reparations.“These three indispensable rights are at the core of the fight against impunity and the restoration of the dignity of victims,” added Ms. Pillay.She said the truth must be brought to right through public, independent and impartial inquiries into gross violations such as torture, rape, sexual slavery, disappearances and killings.“In recent years, my office has supported a number of fact-finding missions and commissions of inquiry into reports of gross violations in a number of countries, including the one on Libya, which was created by the [UN] Human Rights Council last month,” said Ms. Pillay. 24 March 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the right of the victims of gross human rights abuses and their families to know the truth about the circumstances surrounding the violations, the reasons they were perpetrated and the identity of the people responsible. read more

Canada’s competition regulator will approve a deal for Transcontinental Inc. to acquire 74 weekly newspapers in Quebec from Sun Media Corp. if the printing company agrees to sell 34 newspapers.The Competition Bureau said Wednesday that the condition will help preserve advertising competition in the small Quebec communities where these publications and their websites are located.Putting the newspapers up for sale will allow a third party to buy and operate the publications independent “to the benefit of both readers and advertisers,” said the regulator.Under the terms of the agreement, Transcontinental will try to sell the 34 newspapers for a 60-day period.Twenty-two of the newspapers that will be for sale are Sun Media publications located in Shawinigan, Trois Rivieres, and Drummondville. The remaining 12 publications are already owned by Transcontinental, and located in Longueuil, Mont-Tremblant and Chambly.Transcontinental said the sale process is being handled by a third-party chartered accountant firm, Mallette LLP.“We are pleased with this decision, which allows us to close the transaction and combine the strengths of both companies,” said Francois Olivier, president and chief executive officer of Transcontinental Inc. (TSX:TCL.A) “We are enthusiastic that we will soon be able to welcome the employees of the Sun Media weekly newspapers in Quebec,” Olivier said in a news release. “Despite having to put some weekly newspapers up for sale, this transaction will add about $20 million to the operating earnings before amortization of Transcontinental Inc. and further advance the local multiplatform offering for businesses and communities.”The Competition Bureau said the sale of the newspapers need to be offered at no minimum price, and requires Transcontinental to provide distribution and printing to the new owner.Last December, Transcontinental announced that it was going to buy 74 publications and related websites from Sun Media, a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B), for $75 million.Quebecor Media still operates Quebec’s largest daily newspaper Le Journal de Montreal, Le Journal de Quebec, the 24 Heures free daily and the QMI news agency.Transcontinental is Canada’s largest printer and publishes more than 30 magazines including Canadian Living and Elle Canada, as well as books and flyers. It also has a network of community newspapers in the Atlantic provinces and online portals such as and, and is the owner of the Metro weekday daily in Montreal and co-owner of Metro Halifax. Now with approval from the Competition Board, Transcontinental says both companies will be finalize the deal over the next few days. read more

first_img“This would never have come to light as no doubt so many other cases of this nature would have come to light, except for a Facebook post that was seen by one of your clients who is a police officer.”You put the job out to tender so when you were approached by a friend to do this you handed over £300 to avoid the disqualification that was waiting for you.”Siddall was jailed for four months and banned from driving for eight months.Following the hearing, a post on Siddall’s business Facebook account stated: “Due to unforeseen circumstances Sheree will be unable to work for the next two months.”All appointments for the coming two months will need to be rescheduled/cancelled.” 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. A beautician was jailed after she paid a stranger to take her speeding points and revealed the ploy on Facebook. Sheree Siddall, who pleaded guilty to perjury, would have got away with her plot to avoid a driving ban had she not appealed for help on social media, a court heard.The 30-year-old, from Yafforth, North Yorkshire, was caught speeding in her Audi TT in a 30mph zone on the A684 near Morton-on-Swale on July 10 last year. This would never have come to light… except for a Facebook post that was seen by one of your clients who is a police officerJudge Andrew Stubbs QC York Crown Court heard she pleaded for help on her Facebook account to avoid being punished for her fourth speeding conviction in two years, but the post was spotted by a police officer, who was one of her clients.Siddall posted: “Who wants cash for taking three points? Been done again.” The self-employed beautician then lied about who was driving when she was asked to confirm the person behind the wheel.A friend approached her and he arranged for another man to be paid £300 by Siddall to take the points.In mitigation, she said her actions were a result of being drunk and her bipolar disorder, which made her act on impulse. However, no medical evidence was presented stating Siddall had the condition.Judge Andrew Stubbs QC said: “A man collected the points and the punishment in the magistrates court that were due to you.last_img read more

first_imgIn its Q3 results, Russian gold mining leader Polyus reports that at Olimpiada, on a year on year basis, refined gold production and total gold output increased 7% and 2%, respectively. Total gold output (refined and concentrate) grew by 3% compared to the previous quarter, to 350,000 oz, driven by higher production volumes of gold contained in concentrate, increased ore processedvolumes and improved recoveries.From a mining works point of view, volumes of rock moved totalled 33.234 Mt for the quarter, a 12% increase on the second quarter of 2018. Polyus continued upgrading its mining fleet at Olimpiada in the reporting period. The company delivered two Komatsu bulldozers and two large wheel loaders to the site. In addition, the company commissioned two TYHI WK-35 shovels. Four WK-35 shovels and 34 Cat 793 trucks with capacity of 220 t are currently operating on site, contributing to the higher volumes of rock moved.Volumes of ore mined rose to 5.884 Mt, from 3.698 Mt in the previous quarter. In line with the mining plan, Polyus intensified mining activities at low-grade flanks of the Vostochny pit, which resulted in a 14% decline in average grades, to 3.48 g/t from 4.04 g/t in the second quarter of 2018.Volumes of ore processed totalled 3.365 Mt, remaining almost flat compared to the previous quarter. This reflects the sequence of maintenance works, with Mill-3 undergoing a scheduled maintenance in August. The average grades in ore processed at Olimpiada remained almost in line with the average grades in the second quarter of 2018, at 4.12 g/t.Polyus’ technical team is proceeding with optimisation of the processing parameters at Mill-1. Installation of turboelevators drove a 6% increase in hourly throughput of Mill-1, compared to the previous quarter. Recovery rate increased to 79.2% reflecting lower gold losses with flotation tailings. Polyus expects recovery rates to increase going forward as the company proceeds with operational initiatives targeting recovery improvement, including the launch of the alkaline leaching circuit and flash flotation. Volumes of antimony contained in flotation concentrate amounted to 6,400 t, a 3% increase on the previous quarter.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram South Australian Mining Minister Tom Koutsantonis wants to bring the uranium debate back into Australia as he believes it’s an important industry for Australia’s future. “The fuel cycle needs to be looked at and I just think we need to have a discussion about it,” Mr Koutsantonis told Neos Kosmos. “I think for future generations and as technologies change and nuclear reactors become safer and safer and there are better ways to store by-products, people will look at nuclear enrichment in Australia as an important industry.” The debate on nuclear enrichment has come under attack by the Labor party as it’s against their policy but Koutsantonis points out that he agrees with South Australian Premier Mike Rann “that now is not the right time for uranium enrichment, let’s just think about it.” “The ALP’s policy is that we will not engage in any development of the fuel cycle other than mining, it’s a very emotive argument processing uranium; a lot of people have very strong held beliefs about it. I am not saying we do this tomorrow … what I am saying is, as a community, as a country, we need to start thinking about whether or not we are going to value add in the chain of processing uranium. “The answer might be no we don’t want to but I think a mature country, a confident outward looking country, can have this debate.” But Greens MP Adam Bandt said “the debate on nuclear power in this country is now over.” “The recent terrible events in Japan and the ongoing emergency at the Fukushima nuclear power plant have shown very clearly the dangers of nuclear energy and why we should not go down this path in our country.” Mr Bandt said that “we should end Australia’s involvement in this dangerous cycle of mining, radiation, weapons and waste.” Mr Koutsantonis said the discussion to process uranium in Australia would be used for “peaceful purposes, not for nuclear weapons but for nuclear reactors,” and would create more jobs in Australia. He said that although he has “a lot of sympathy for what is going on in Japan, and how we should be respectful in this debate” that we need to remember that the nuclear reactors there held up “pretty well” considering they were situated near one of the world’s worst earthquake and tsunami.“I think it’s time to stand up for an industry that Australia will be so reliant on in the future. “Olympic Dam will be the largest uranium mine in the world so we will become the worlds supplier of uranium and there will be carbon taxes all around the world, they will be looking to nuclear energy to off-set carbon emissions They will be looking to Australia for our uranium, all I am saying is that the logical next step is to look at an industry that develops that.”last_img read more

first_imgStay on target These Are the Games You Should Check Out in OctoberSony Shouldn’t Release Any PS4 Exclusives This Holiday Season The Gran Turismo series is best known for how realistically it portrays racing. There is even a GT Academy where players of the game learn how to drive real-world race cars. Now, Nissan (a founder of GT Academy) has taken things to the next logical step. To celebrate the upcoming release of Gran Turismo Sport, made one of its GT-R cars drivable with a PlayStation controller.The remote-controlled car was operated by Jann Mardenborough. Not only is he a huge fan of Gran Turismo, but he is also a graduate of GT Academy. He controlled the car while riding inside of an R44 Raven II helicopter. This way, he was able to see the entirety of the Silverstone’s National Circuit as he “drove” the car. His fastest lap was 1:17:47. He managed to get an average speed of 76mph with a top speed of 131mph. The GT-R (or GT-R/C as this version of the car was dubbed) tops out at 196mph. This particular car is a standard 2011 GT-R from the same year Mardenborough won GT Academy.“The response from the car when using the controller was far more engaging than I thought it would be,” said Mardenborough in today’s press release. “JLB Design has done an incredible job at making everything respond really well. Steering, acceleration, and braking were all intelligently configured, allowing for the controlled application so I could really get a feel through the corners and hold it steady down the fast straights.”As explained on Jalopnik, the DualShock 4 controller was connected to a microcomputer that transmitted signals to the GT-R/C. There were six computers situated in the back of the car that communicated between the car and controller up to 100 times per second. Robots inside the car controlled steering, transmission, throttle, and brakes. In the helicopter, Mardenborough used an LCD display to judge speeds. Two operators on different radio frequencies could remotely control the car’s breaks and cut power in case anything went wrong.Anything is possible with technology, and this is certainly a very cool effort by Nissan. Hopefully, they will allow others to race cars with PlayStation 4 controllers in the future. I know I’d love to give this a shot.Gran Turismo Sport will be released exclusively on PlayStation 4 on October 17.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgArsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi insists playing for France at senior level remains the dream for himThe 19-year-old has impressed in his first season of Premier League football and has started in 18 of his 24 appearances at Arsenal.Recently, Morocco attempted to convince Guendouzi to switch his allegiances and play his international football for them instead of France.The Paris-native is eligible to play for the Lions of the Atlas due to his Moroccan heritage and the fact that he’s only represented France at youth level.But Guendouzi insists his commitment to Les Bleus has never wavered.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I always played with young French teams,” Guendouzi told RMC.“The France A team is an objective, a dream. I know I have the capacity to go there one day. It will be up to me to continue working, not to get big-headed.“There are very big players in the middle of the field, international stars. I will continue to work and if one day I have to be there, I will be there. In any case, I strongly believe in it.”Guendouzi will likely feature in Arsenal’s trip to Anfield on Saturday against Premier League leaders Liverpool.last_img read more

first_imgMahindra seems to be ready to enter the compact SUV segment with its S101 compact vehicles, fresh spy shots of which have surfaced online again. Mahindra S101, a strong rival of Ford’s much acclaimed EcoSport in India has been spied testing in the country in Chennai. In the new set of images released by IndianAutosBlog , Mahindra’s  S101 is seen heavily camouflaged, thus not revealing much details of the car. However, reports suggest that the car is yet to reach the final stage of production. The headlights and taillight of the car look cluttered in the picture.The car is likely to make its entry into the highly competitive SUV market in early 2015, and is expected to carry the newly developed Mahindra petrol engine. A report by Motoroids suggests that the S101 is likely to be monikered Mahindra XUV300 and would be positioned below the company’s XUV 500. Mahindra S101 compact SUV would also borrow XUV500 features.The company is also rumoured to launch an automatic gearbox variant of its iconic sports utility vehicle XUV500 by mid-2015. Unveiled in September 2011 across five Indian cities, the cheetah-inspired XUV500 drew massive attention due to its stylish frame and state-of-the-art technologies, which include GPS navigation system, automatic climate controls, voice vommands and a sophisticated infotainment system, complete with 6-inch LCD touchscreen, DVD player, Bluesense technology, iPod connectivity, along with six speakers.In March, car maker Mahindra & Mahindra posted a marginal decline in total sales at 51,636 units. The company’s domestic sales stood at 48,490 units as against 49,225 in the corresponding month last year. The sales of company’s Scorpio, XUV500, Xylo, Bolero and Verito stood at 23,433 units as against the 25,847 units in March 2013.(Edited by Vanilla Sharma)last_img read more

first_imgRelatedHero Motocorp, TVS Motor, Bajaj Auto stocks to be in focus after September salesTwo wheeler sales: How Royal Enfield performed in September The 7th Central Pay Commission’s salary hike proposals, benefitting about 10 million Central government employees and pensioners, have already started making a visible impact on consumption, at least for the auto sector. Bajaj Auto, India Yamaha Motor and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) saw their two-wheeler sales go up substantially in the domestic market in September 2016.Yamaha’s India sales spurted 33 percent, HMSI domestic sales grew 31 percent and Bajaj Auto saw India volumes rose 23 percent though exports dropped 29 percent. Yamaha and HMSI also exported more on a year-on-year basis.Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI)The Indian arm of the Japanese automobile company sold 5.39 lakh units last month in the domestic market, a growth of 31.14 percent over 4.11 lakh units it sold last September.  The company’s automatic scooter sales rose 35 percent to 355,655 units from 2,64,408 units in September 2015 and motorcycle sales grew 25 percent to 1,84,007 last month from 1,47,227 units in September last year, the company said in a statement. “September was a historic month for Honda. The positivity in the economy led by 7th Central Pay Commission, One Rank One Pension (OROP) disbursements and favourable monsoon has translated to a robust return of demand in two-wheeler sector ahead of festivals,” Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, HMSI, said in the statement.Exports stood at 29,349 units, up from 19,089 two-wheelers shipped last September.India Yamaha MotorThe company sold 1,01,153 two wheelers in September 2016, of which domestic sales accounted for 89,423 units, translating into a growth of 32.9 percent compared to 67,267 two-wheelers sold in September 2015. The company reckons Nepal while calculating domestic sales.The company expressed confidence of sustaining the growth momentum with a clear focus on rural markets.”The demand for scooters in rural markets will rapidly draw parallel to the urban figures and Yamaha will continue to drive its scooters in the non-urban markets for the rest of the year. The hike in the dispensable income among urban youngsters on the other hand, will exalt excitement in the higher segments where Yamaha has intensified its presence with the FZ series and the R Series,” Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said in a statement on Monday.Bajaj AutoThe Pune-based company sold 2.31 lakh motorcycles in domestic sales in September 2016, up 23 percent from 1.88 lakh units sold in the corresponding month last year. Exports, however, fell 29 percent to 1.01 lakh units in comparison to 1.42 lakh motorcycles exported last September, the company said in a regulatory filing to the BSE on Monday.The share price of Bajaj Auto was trading 1.52 percent higher at Rs. 2,875 on the BSE, at around 3.33 percent. Hero Motocorp and TVS Motor Co. are yet to release their data.last_img read more

first_imgFile PhotoUnder the influence of a land depression over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Odisha and Southwestern part of Bangladesh, the country is likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall throughout Saturday, an official of Dhaka met office told BSS on Friday.“Rainfall activity may decrease gradually from Sunday morning. We are predicting that Monsoon is set to bid farewell through disappearance of land depression,” he added.Since 6:00am Friday to 6:00am Saturday, the met office recorded 199 mm rain in Dhaka city.City’s most areas, including Kazipara, Shewrapara, Senpara Parbata, Merul Badda, Bijoy Sarani, Mouchak, Malibagh, Shantinagar, Arambagh, Karwan Bazar, Dhanmobdi and Green Road were inundated due to the poor drainage system.Low-income people, especially day labourers, suffered much as rains disrupted their normal pace of life.Rickshaw pullers and CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers were charging excessive fare taking the advantage of the inclement weather.The highest amount of rain recorded in the past 24-hour is 271mm in Gopalganj.Among other divisional headquarters, the amount of rain recorded in Khulna was 163mm, in Barisal 186 mm, in Rajshahi 92 mm, Mymensingh 100mm, Chittagong 10, Sylhet 8mm and in Rangpur 85mm in that time.Under the influence of the land depression, light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at most places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions in the next 24 hours commencing at 9:00am Saturday, a Met Office weather bulletin said.The land depression moved north-northeastwards and was centred in the morning over West Bengal-Western part of Bangladesh. It is likely to move in a north or northeasterly direction further and weaken gradually.Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no 3.Under the influence of the land depression, the low lying areas of the coastal districts of Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Bhola, Barisal, Patuakhali, Jhalakathi, Pirozpur, Borguna, Bagherhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars are likely to be inundated by wind driven surge of 1-2 feet height above normal astronomical tide.last_img read more

first_imgREUTERS/Mike Blake/Via The Texas TribuneImmigrant children are led by staff in single file between tents at a detention facility next to the Mexican border in Tornillo on June 18, 2018.The immigration detention facility for undocumented immigrant minors in this West Texas outpost will remain open another month, federal and state officials confirmed on Friday.The facility was erected in June and was originally scheduled to close in July, but federal officials extended the contract with its service provider until Aug. 13. A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families said the facility will now be up and running until Sept. 13.The detention center houses unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally.“HHS will continue to assess the need for this temporary shelter at Tornillo Land Port of Entry, Tornillo, Texas, based on projected need for beds and current capacity of the program,” the spokesperson said in a news release. “HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement is continuously monitoring bed capacity available to provide shelter for minors who arrive at the U.S. border unaccompanied and are referred to HHS for care by immigration officials, as well as the information received from interagency partners, to inform any future decisions or actions.”San Antonio-based BCFS Health and Human Services currently operates the facility, but the HHS spokesperson said in an email that no new contracts for operations at Tornillo were awarded. A spokesperson for the company did not respond to an email requesting comment on the latest extension.The announcement came the same day Democratic state Reps. César Blanco of El Paso, Mary González of Clint, Eddie Rodriguez of Austin, Ina Minjarez of San Antonio, Diego Bernalof San Antonio and Gina Hinojosa of Austin, all members of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, toured the facility. They said there are more than 170 immigrant minors in Tornillo, but none are children who were separated from their parents or guardians under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The facility previously housed a small number of those children, but they have all been released, Minjarez said.The lawmakers said that while attention from the border crisis has somewhat shifted to other topics, they wanted to keep a spotlight on the Trump administration’s immigration policies and its effect on minor children. The Tornillo facility was constructed after the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy was enacted and was only necessary because it led to an influx of children in other shelters who would otherwise have been left with their parents or guardians.“We are the only country in the world who incarcerates children [because] of their immigration status,” González said. “At this moment in history, there are kids who could be with families. What we heard today was that the only thing that was stopping these kids from being with their sponsors or with their families [in the United States] was the federal government’s lack of movement regarding background checks. All the kids had a place to go.”The lawmakers said there are more than 170 undocumented minors at the facility, including 103 from Guatemala, 55 from Honduras, 20 from El Salvador and four from Mexico.González and Rodriguez said that because the Tornillo facility is on federal land, there is little lawmakers can do in terms of oversight and regulation. They said that policy could create an incentive for the federal government to construct similar detention centers elsewhere and shut out local or state lawmakers who oppose the administration’s continued crackdown on undocumented immigrants who are seeking asylum in this country.“I think as members of the Texas Legislature, we want to try to get more oversight of these types of facilities, but when they are on federal land it becomes very challenging” Rodriguez said. “So what I am going to be looking at … is what Congress does in terms of putting more of these on federal land so they take away [oversight] from the state government. If that happens, we’ll have tent cities everywhere.” Sharelast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Health department of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will soon hold a meeting with Kolkata Police seeking the latter’s cooperation over conducting drives against vector-borne diseases in locked buildings.”Section 546 of the KMC Act empowers the commissioner to take up drives in buildings under lock and key for a long period of time by breaking open the lock , if the civic body feels that the building may have turned into a breeding ground for mosquitoes. However, in certain parts of the city, there have been lack of cooperation on the part of the police which has acted as a hindrance in such drives. We will soon hold a meeting with the top brass of the police to ensure proper support in this area,” a senior official of KMC’s health department said.Member Mayor-in-Council (Health) Atin Ghosh chaired a meeting on the present situation of dengue drives in the city and what measures need to be taken to clear impediments, if any for conducting drives smoothly. It is learnt that Ghosh had said in the meeting that he may take up the matter with Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar if such non cooperation continues after some councillors pointed out their difficulties in holding drives at locked building premises. As per section 546, KMC after breaking the lock will conduct cleanliness drive in the building and will then put the same under a new lock and key and the key will handed over to the officer-in-charge of the police station under which the building falls. KMC has been holding such meetings at regular intervals at the borough level to ensure that dengue drive and awareness campaigns gain momentum.”We have also found out that a number of condemned buildings of the railways in the city are under lock and key and drives need to be conducted there immediately,” the senior official said.KMC will also hold meetings with representatives from apartments in the city urging them to keep their premises clean. “There are also problems with some business establishments who are doing business but have not put in place any drainage or conservancy measures in place,” he maintained.”It is true that the number of dengue cases has been much less in comparison to the previous year. However, there is no place for complacency,” the official added.last_img read more

first_img Enroll Now for Free Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now It’s been a month since Apple Pay was released with iOS 8.1, and it’s been lauded as a game-changer for near-field communication (NFC) payments – Juniper Research predicts NFC users will quintuple to more than 500 million by 2019. While there have been a variety of options for consumers to use their smartphones while paying, Google Wallet and PayPal never quite caught on. They lacked the ease of use, market awareness and consistency that Apple Pay can provide both consumers and merchants. If you’re debating on incorporating Apple Pay into your app, there’s good reason to.1. Security.Word of a new hack comes so often it doesn’t even faze the tech community. Companies large and small are susceptible. While your customers’ security should always be a priority, Apple Pay will take things up a notch. Apple seems to have removed itself from the process so that only the consumer’s bank sees the transaction, and purchases are confirmed with a fingerprint, so your wallet is safe even if your phone is lost.In a privacy-paranoid world (often rightly so), this is a big perk for consumers and merchants. Safety for your customers means more trust in your app, and less likelihood of you having to deal with a security crisis. Additionally, displaying security logos and compliance information on check-out pages has been shown to reduce fears and lessen the likelihood of consumers abandoning their carts. Apple Pay could soon become a sign to consumers that their data is safe.Related: Why Apple Pay Could Be a Game Changer for Businesses2. App loyalty.We know that consumers are fickle. Whether its poor customer service or a slow app, users will drop you like a hat if you can’t keep up with the personalized, need-it-now urgency we see in today’s consumer culture. Apple Pay can speed up that process immensely. New customers won’t need to worry about inputting a credit card number, and you’ll keep customers coming back if they know the process is smooth and simple.3. New customers.Starbucks showed us that consumers would use mobile payments – and even pay ahead! – if they were presented with loyalty rewards. Want to bring in new customers? Entice them with a discount if they use Apple Pay. That small gift can be exactly what lures them to you, and if the transaction goes smoothly, they may just stick around.Related: 4 Ways Adopting Apple Pay Can Benefit Small Business4. Beware of outside services.The average iOS app depends on around six cloud services. These can range from Facebook for logins to Amazon Web Services for storage and Flurry for analytics. These interconnected services can have a lot to do with an app’s success, because not only does your app need to be free of crashes, but so do the services it depends on.Of course no app or service is immune to problems, but Apple Pay will also minimize the number of service calls your app has to do, offloading them to a faster, more simplified process on the technical side. The initial headache of updating your app will pay-off big time with the increased sales and ease of use on your side of the product as well.Related: Apple Pay May Be the Creative Leap That Outmaneuvers Samsung This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. January 14, 2015 3 min readlast_img read more

first_imgOctober 15, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Avoiding a generational divide in the workplace requires a systemic approach to collaboration, one that values inputs from all, appreciates and respects the contributions of everyone, is seamless to the business and is easy to use.The processes needed to build out a more collaborative office don’t necessarily change from what you have experienced in the past, but the tools and technology that enable collaboration certainly have.  Related: When Overcommunicating Can Do More Harm Than GoodMake use of new — and old — interfaces.The advent of new technologies has opened the office up to collaboration that extends beyond a simple phone call or email. New interfaces allow for instant video chat. Twitter feeds and hash tags can be built in support of new projects or products. Interactive and cloud-based guides can allow planners to adjust in the moment and send out instantaneous updates to all affected parties.As technologies continue to advance, so does the opportunity to collaborate more effectively in the workplace. That said, there’s still nothing better than true, face-to-face communication. The new technologies shouldn’t be seen as tools that subvert traditional communication patterns, but rather as ways to complement them. You don’t have to be a tech wizard.Less technical employees need not to worry. Technologies available to us that can help extend collaboration efforts are fairly intuitive. The idea of the millennial as a technical wizard, in most cases, is really less about them being highly technical and more about the technologies being highly intuitive. The interfaces have become simple. It’s just a matter of practice. Hand a 3-year-old an iPad and watch with amazement how easily they can navigate the device.The new collaboration tools in the market make using their technology simple. Take the new start-up, High Five. They promise to simplify the way we interact with one another at work. Still in beta-testing, High Five promises to disrupt the existing collaboration tool set in our workplace. Imagine emails, instant messaging and video conferencing all in one easy-to-use interface that requires little more than knowing a URL and having an understanding of how to plug in a USB cord.  Related: Slack 101: How and Why to Create a Community on This PlatformThis type of technology is simple and easy to use. It’s a way to bring collaboration to the forefront of all that you do in the workplace, and it’s critical to how we can collaborate across generations, in a seamless, easy-to-use way. Technology continues to change our landscape, but it’s not enough to just implement the tools and walk away.  Establish protocol to embed new technology.Building a collaborative work environment requires the right processes and the right people. It’s easy to make assumptions about technology as the saving grace and in many cases it can be, but it’s not simply enough to put technology in place and walk away from the structural support needed to embed the technology into the culture of the organization. Establishing clear processes and protocol for how interactions happen and encouraging employees to set ground rules for one another about how they prefer to collaborate is a first step. As you certainly know, not everyone chooses to collaborate in the same manner. Some people prefer face-to-face meetings to discuss any relevant issues, and others would prefer to be left alone and handle all communications through email and / or text messaging. Evaluate performance expectations and rewards.Looking at your policies in regards to performance expectations and rewards can also help foster collaboration across generations. There’s a lot of wisdom and knowledge embedded in organizations, only most of it is hidden from view. Most of it becomes tribal knowledge, learned by doing, failing, and doing again.When the boomer generation walks out the door for retirement, how much of their tribal knowledge has been passed down to the younger generations? Are you actively working to collect what they know, are you encouraging them to share it? There are tools that can help you do this. Collaboration is key to working across generations, and new intuitive technologies can simplify how we collaborate with one another, but they’re only effective if you have the policies, processes and people in place to make them work. Buying new technology in the hopes of making your workplace more collaborative without appropriate structural support is like flushing money down a toilet.Put the right support in place and watch the collaboration grow. It’s not rocket science, but it certainly takes time and effort to make it happen.  Related: 4 Business Meetings You Should Never Take Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

first_imgDecember 15, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. The FAA has set up its drone registration system just in time for Christmas.This week, the agency released more concrete details about the small unmanned aircraft registration system. Starting on Dec. 21, all individuals that own an UAS weighing between 0.55 and 55 pounds are required to register their drones online by Feb. 19.  The registration fee will be $5.00, but the FAA is making the process free for the first 30 days until Jan. 20.Related: What the Heck Are Drones Good For, Anyway?The FAA makes it clear registering isn’t merely a friendly suggestion. “Failure to register an aircraft may result in regulatory and criminal sanctions. The FAA may assess civil penalties up to $27,500. Criminal penalties include fines of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment for up to three years,” the agency explained in a new FAQ about the process.Owners have to be 13 or older to register and must submit their name, email and home addresses to get a Certificate of Aircraft Registration/Proof of Ownership. Each registered owner will get its own ID number (applicable to all the drones that they own) that has to be clearly visible on the drone when it is out and about — and it’s required before the first flight. Registration is valid for three years before it has to be renewed.Related: How Will You Register Your Drone? A Look at the Proposed Rules.Right now, the online system is only for hobbyist drone operators, not for anyone that wants to use one for their business. This soon will be changing. The agency said in a statement it anticipates online registration for commercial purposes to be available by spring 2016. Currently anyone who is using drones for business reasons, and any drones weighing more than 55 pounds has to register with the paper system that’s already in place.The new rules are in line with the recommendations put forth by the UAS Registration Task Force last month. Administrator Michael Huerta remarked in the statement, “Registration gives us an opportunity to work with these users to operate their unmanned aircraft safely. I’m excited to welcome these new aviators into the culture of safety and responsibility that defines American innovation.”Related: Amazon Releases Video Showcasing Delivery Drones Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Register Now » 2 min readlast_img read more

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first_img News | Radiation Therapy | July 05, 2019 Aktina Medical Partners With Elekta for Global Distribution of Interlocking SRS Cones Aktina Medical announced that Elekta Instrument AB, based in Sweden, will offer and distribute the Aktina line of… read more September 23, 2008 – Cancer patients with tumors that have spread to the brain (brain metastases) who undergo stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and whole brain radiation have more than double the risk of developing learning and memory problems, compared to those who only have stereotactic radiosurgery, according to a randomized study presented at ASTRO 2008.“Results of this study show that initial stereotactic radiosurgery alone, coupled with close observation, could become the standard of care for patients newly diagnosed with brain metastases to best preserve their neurocognitive function,” Eric L. Chang, M.D., lead author of the study and a radiation oncologist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said. “Results of this study could change the practice of how brain metastases are managed in the United States.”Stereotactic radiosurgery is a specialized type of external beam radiation therapy that pinpoints high doses of radiation directly on the cancer in a shorter amount of time than traditional treatments (one day, instead of several weeks). Whole brain radiation therapy treats the visible lumps of the cancer and the invisible tumor deposits that are so small they may not be seen on even a sensitive imaging test.Therefore, the entire brain is treated to try to stop the spread of the tumors.The study involved 58 patients who were newly diagnosed with one, two or three brain metastases and were randomized to receive stereotactic radiosurgery combined with whole brain radiation or stereotactic radiosurgery alone from January 2001 to September 2007.The trial was halted after interim results showed that patients who received both stereotactic radiosurgery and whole brain radiation had a 49 percent decline in learning and memory functioning at four months, compared to patients who underwent stereotactic radiosurgery alone and who experienced a 23 percent decline in neurocognitive functioning. Neurocognitive outcome was measured by the ability of patients to immediately recall a list of 12 words after three attempts. For patients who received initial whole brain irradiation, nearly half of the patients lost the ability to recall five words from the same list over three attempts, compared to before they received the treatment.For more information: www.astro.orgSource: American Society For Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Lung Cancer | April 23, 2019 New Study Redefines Therapeutic Dose Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Non-small cell lung cancer is a common cancer for both men and women. Many people who are diagnosed with this type of… read more The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW. News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 28, 2019 Improved Imaging for Prostate Cancer Could Lead to More Effective Treatment Engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are working to improve imaging methods in order to make medicine more… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019 PTW to Feature New Dosimetry Technology at AAPM 2019 At this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio, Texas, PTW will… read more Feature | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | October 23, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr WEB EXCLUSIVE: SBRT As Safe And Effective As Conventional RT For Some Prostate Cancer Patients With its shorter course of treatment,… read more The picture shows that time series signal is extracted from a series of ultrasound frames for classification. Each patch across a number of frames inside the prostate is classified into either cancerous or normal tissue. The image at the lower right corner shows the overall result for those frames. Image courtesy of Pingkun Yan and researchers from NIH, University of British Columbia and Queens University. News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more center_img Amar U. Kishan, M.D., presents data about stereotactic body radiation therapy at ASTRO 2018. News | September 22, 2008 Increased Risk for Whole Brain Radiation Added to Radiosurgery May Change Protocol Related Content News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | November 01, 2018 SBRT Considered Safe Treatment Option for Patients With Multiple Metastases The NRG Oncology clinical trial BR001 tested the hypothesis that stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) could be used… read more Feature | ASTRO | October 30, 2018 Late-breaking Radiation Therapy Clinical Trials at ASTRO 2018 October 30, 2018 — The American Society for Radioth… read more News | Radiation Oncology | October 30, 2018 High-dose Radiotherapy Greatly Improves Survival in Patients Once Thought Incurable October 30, 2018 — In the first randomized, phase II clinical trial of its kind, researchers have shown that an aggre read more News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | January 31, 2019 Stereotactic Radiotherapy Improves Long-Term Survival in Stage-IV Cancers The first report from a phase II, multi-center clinical trial indicates stereotactic radiation can extend long-term… read more last_img read more

first_imgForeign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said Israel fears that consumers will not differentiate between settlement products and Israeli products. “It will be a de facto boycott against Israel,” he said.Nahshon said Israel is in “close contact and dialogue” with the EU on the matter. “We have been conveying our positions, and we hope they will be accepted by the EU,” he said.Israel has traditionally used its closest allies in Europe, such as Britain and Germany, to blunt EU decisions, which require a consensus.Regardless of what the EU’s executive arm decides on labeling, its member states remain divided about what to do, said Pierre Vimont, a former top EU official who is a senior associate at Carnegie Europe, a Brussels-based think tank.“Preparation has been going now on for two years, and we are more than ready to go ahead,” he said in a recent interview. “But we have been avoiding this difficult moment because we know member states are split, and it could be a very ugly discussion among us. At the end of the day, this could be the tricky issue.”___Associated Press writers Ian Deitch in Jerusalem, Angela Charlton in Paris and John-Thor Dahlburg in Brussels contributed to this report. Israeli officials reject the European labeling plan, saying it would amount to a type of boycott and help discourage Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas from returning to negotiations.“Why should he talk? He can get by without talking. He can get by with an international community that blames Israel for not having talks,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Herzliya Conference, an annual gathering of the country’s political and security elite.An EU official said Tuesday the 28-nation bloc’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, told European foreign ministers May 18 that work is underway and that a set of guidelines will be “finalized in the near future.”The Palestinians claim the West Bank and east Jerusalem — territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war — as parts of a future independent state. The international community opposes Israeli settlements in the two areas, saying they undermine the goal of dividing the land between two countries. More than 550,000 Jewish settlers live on occupied land.EU opposition to the settlements is not new. A free trade agreement with Israel already excludes settlement goods, even if they say they were made in Israel. Likewise, Israel is barred from spending money it receives under a landmark technology-sharing pact in the West Bank or east Jerusalem. Several European countries have approved voluntary labeling guidelines for settlement products. Instead, the Palestinians have been moving forward with a campaign against Israel in international organizations like the United Nations and the International Criminal Court. Two weeks ago, Israel fended off a Palestinian attempt to expel Israel from FIFA, the global soccer federation.At the same time, the grassroots pro-Palestinian boycott movement, known by its initials BDS, appears to be gaining strength. Last week, Britain’s national student union endorsed the BDS movement, while the chief executive of French telecom giant Orange said he wanted to cut business ties with Israel to help gain favor with the Arab world.Orange CEO Stephane Richard subsequently backtracked, telling France’s BFM television station Monday that his decision was only a business move and he is “radically opposed to all forms of discrimination.”The station said Richard planned to go to Israel soon to speak to the nation’s leaders. But the uproar in Israel has not subsided.Politicians across Israel’s political spectrum have blasted the BDS movement, and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Thursday she had ordered experts to plan legal steps against it. “In this arena, we will move from the defense to the offense,” she said. The new guidelines would take things further by requiring Israeli exporters to explicitly label products as being made in the settlements — a potential stigma that could deter consumers from buying them. The EU began work on labeling guidelines in 2012, but appears to have decided to revive that effort following the formation of Israel’s new hard-line government.The EU official said it would likely be months before the guidelines are complete. A second official said much would depend on the policies of the new government. If peace talks with the Palestinians are restarted, the effort could once again be shelved. But if talks remain frozen and Israel steps up settlement construction, the EU will move forward, he said. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss internal EU deliberations with the media.For now, the odds of Israel and the Palestinians relaunching peace talks appear extremely slim.Netanyahu’s new government is dominated by pro-settlement hard-liners who oppose the creation of a Palestinian state. Netanyahu himself spoke out against Palestinian independence in the recent election campaign. Although he has backpedaled and called for a resumption of peace talks, the Palestinians and Israel’s Western allies are skeptical in the absence of a firm proposal from him. 0 Comments   Share   How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories Patients with chronic pain give advice Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel would be required to label products that are made in West Bank settlements and exported to Europe, according to guidelines being prepared by the European Union.The move is the latest sign of international discontent with Israeli construction of settlements on occupied lands claimed by the Palestinians, as well as frustration over the bleak state of Mideast peace efforts.It also comes as a grassroots movement promoting boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel appears to be gaining steam. In his speech Tuesday, Netanyahu said the global pressure on Israel was undermining hopes of resuming talks.“The Palestinians have a nifty trick up their sleeve, they refuse to negotiate and then get international pressure, sanctions, boycotts on Israel for there not being negotiations,” he said. “It’s the perfect Catch-22.”An EU labeling effort would deliver an especially tough diplomatic blow. In contrast to the BDS movement, whose leaders often voice hatred of Israel, Western European countries are among Israel’s closest allies.Europe also is Israel’s largest trade market, importing about $14.7 billion in goods last year, according to EU figures. Products from the settlements, including wines, honey, cosmetics and agricultural produce, make up just 1.5 percent of that total, according to Israel’s Finance Ministry.But while the economic impact of a labeling campaign might be minimal, it would be a symbolic setback to Israel.“If Europe begins labeling settlement products, then this will mean that they have put their political position into effect in the sense that there will be a real and true boycott of settlement goods,” said Mohammed Shtayyeh, the Palestinian Cabinet minister in charge of economic development.last_img read more

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P Image With passenger numbers into Perth Airport doubling over the last seven years, the new domestic terminal set to open early 2013 will provide travellers a modern, spacious travel experience.The new domestic terminal is part of a range of projects which will transform the Perth Airport and offer over 50 new retail outlets over the next three years.According to recent statistics Perth airport is the fastest growing capital city airports in Australia with 12 million passengers recoding in 2011.Additionally, intrastate passenger movement increased by 13.6 percent to 3.1 million passengers the year before.With the redevelopments of the new airport a range of retail opportunities have arisen for retailers wanting to expand their products.Perth Airport chief executive officer Brad Geatches said they would like to entice a varied selection of brands suited to the Western Australian market. “The retail spaces in the new domestic terminal and the expanded International Terminal will   provide concessionaires with good exposure and space to creatively present their product or service,” Mr Geatches said.“With the increasing demand for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers in regional Western Australia, it is essential the airport provides a relevant retail offering that represents value for money, choice and impeccable customer service.”Looking ahead, construction of the current international Terminal will begin next month this includes an extended arrivals hall with a landside retail area and a bigger arrivals duty free store.last_img read more