VIDEO: Southampton Welcomes Back Maersk Line

first_imgzoom The port of Southampton has received a port call from the first Maersk Line vessel in five years.The Susan Maersk arrived at the port on Tuesday, February, 17th as part of the container shipping company’s new East West Network, the global shipping service that connects Europe, North America and Asia, Maersk said.The vessel, 347 metres long and capable of carrying over 10,000 twenty foot containers, is calling in Southampton as part of a voyage that saw her leave Ningbo in China on 17th January. After discharging cargo, she resumes her coyage to Le Havre, Antwerp and Felixstowe before heading back out to the Far East.“We’re pleased to be able to offer businesses in the South West of the UK an alternative mainline port. Our new network provides our UK customers with more services to and from the markets that matter in the Far East and having a call in Southampton offers flexibility to local businesses,” says Brian Godsafe, managing director of Maersk Line UK and Ireland.Maersk said that the new call has been designed to service businesses based in the South West of the UK. However, Felixstowe will continue to be the major focus for customers based in the rest of the UK.Image: Maersk; Video: Youtube/megwauslast_img read more

English literature graduate held for blackmailing girl

first_imgNew Delhi: A 26-year-old english Literature Graduate was arrested from Kollam in Kerala for blackmailing and extorting innocent girls using morphed pictures and video.Police identified the accused as Akhil Ajayan (26). According to police CyPAD, the Cyber Crime Unit of Delhi Police received a complaint from a distressed father who alleged that one person who was his daughter’s Facebook friend, had sent him and his family members morphed, sexually explicit photos and videos of his daughter and threatened that if he didn’t pay Rs 8 lakh, the accused would share the offensive photos and videos with the complainant’s friends and other relatives in WhatsApp and social media. Deputy Commissioner of Police (cyber) Anyesh Roy said the accused is also extremely fond of travelling and needed a lot of money for the same. It has come out that he has befriended other innocent girls, including a Brazilian national. He had travelled to Turkey earlier this year to meet the Brazilian woman and had taken 6000 USD from her. “The accused Akhil Ajayan informed during interrogation that with the help of the extorted Rs. 8 Lakh, he had planned to escape and settle in Brazil,” said DCP Roy. He worked as a petrol pump manager, where he used a scheme of a Public Sector Oil Company to reward loyal customers, HP DriveTrack, to his own advantage. He would collect cash from customers and use the DriveTrack card of his friends and family members to make payment and get a 5 per cent cash back. On further interrogation, he disclosed that he had taken a loan to buy IPHONE Xs Max for around Rs. 1.25 lakh and didn’t have the money to repay it. The team of ACP Aditya Gautam made the arrest.last_img read more

Candidates vying to lead Assembly of First Nations call for stronger bonds

first_imgVANCOUVER – Candidates vying to lead the Assembly of First Nations are calling for stronger alliances between nations across Canada to deal with outstanding issues such as land claims.Perry Bellegarde, the incumbent at the helm of the country’s most influential advocacy group for First Nations, said legal, political and activist measures must be taken by First Nations to assert their sovereignty.“You’re going to have a heck of a time with the premier of Ontario now, so you have to look at a legal fight, no question,” Bellegarde said Tuesday about the recent election of Doug Ford in response to a question from a delegate at the annual general assembly of the Assembly of First Nations.Bellegarde said putting pressure on the federal government via the United Nations would be a way “to embarrass Canada as a nation state.”Chiefs from 634 First Nations communities are set to elect a national chief Wednesday.The other candidates running for the top job are Russ Diabo from Quebec, Sheila North of Manitoba, Miles Richardson from British Columbia and Katherine Whitecloud of Manitoba.Bellegarde, who has been accused by other candidates of being too cosy with the federal government during his leadership role since December 2014, earlier told delegates that First Nations must find ways to better their relationship with the Crown as they look to improve the social determinants of their people, including health and education.Richardson told delegates that building alliances is the only way for First Nations to create change and assert sovereignty, as was done by the Haida Nation, which occupies the archipelago of Haida Gwaii, 100 kilometres west of the northern coast of B.C.“Over the last 15 years the Crown governments have had to come forward and affirm our legislation. We led that initiative,” he said, adding he would use that experience to lead the Assembly of First Nations.“The key for us, in the AFN as a leadership role, is to define our rights and title, our treaty rights, according to our view, to build our governance institutions and our capacity to implement those and stand together.”Richardson said First Nations are dealing with a federal government that doesn’t recognize their rights or nationhood, leaving them to establish respectful nation-to-nation relationships.“If the Crown doesn’t honour existing treaties what’s the point of negotiating new ones?”“We know who we are. We need to define who we are in effective terms, in a modern way and stand up and exercise that,” he said, calling on chiefs to “throw off the oppression of the Indian Act,” which was established in 1876 to control land, resources and other aspects of First Nations life.“I’m here to tell you that is a dead end,” Richardson said, adding the “colonial” act keeps First Nations dependent on the federal government as they “continue to take crumbs off their table in our own territories.”Whitecloud told delegates nationhood begins with them taking responsibility for themselves and their own future.“Establish a new relationship,” she said. “Don’t allow (the federal government) to tell you how you can govern yourself and your people.”Diabo, from Quebec, said reforming land-claims policies requires legal action in order for First Nations to exercise their rights.He said the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, which has yet to be ratified, gives First Nations the right to their traditional lands, territories and resources.“If they want to challenge us we should have political support to back up our people to exercise their rights to our land.”Diabo said the federal government’s commitment of $17 billion to Indigenous priorities in the last three budgets is “pennies to the dollar” when it comes to the needs of First Nations, which need sustainable economic development.“If I get elected, Ottawa’s not going to like it,” he said.North, of Manitoba, said she would build a more united Assembly of First Nations if elected to head the organization.“The AFN needs to become the legal advocate that our communities need right now,” she said, calling for the group to be revitalized.“We don’t need an AFN that makes deals with the government,” she said, adding the organization is currently too close to Ottawa.“It should support your decisions rather than make them for you,” she said.“We need a national chief who can sit at the table with the Liberals, without becoming one.”— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misspelled Russ Diabo’s last name.last_img read more

Cop who arrested McArthur in 2016 accused of breaching police policy lawyer

first_imgTORONTO — A Toronto police officer involved in a 2016 arrest of serial killer Bruce McArthur is accused of breaching the force’s policy on how to handle reports of domestic violence.Sgt. Paul Gauthier’s lawyer says the disciplinary charges against his client relate to allegations that while he obtained a statement from a man complaining about McArthur, he did not record it on video as the policy requires.Lawrence Gridin says it’s also alleged Gauthier failed to take photos of the man’s injuries within 72 hours, which is another requirement. He says the injuries were documented, however.Gauthier is charged with insubordination and neglect of duty, but the allegations against him had not previously been released because the officer was not present for what was meant to be his first appearance before the police tribunal on Tuesday.Gridin has said he is confident the evidence will show his client helped identify McArthur as a serial killer and did not hamper the investigation into his crimes.The lawyer has also argued the case should be heard by a judge rather than a high-ranking officer appointed by Chief Mark Saunders. But the prosecution and the superintendent who oversaw Tuesday’s hearing said it was too early in the process to make submissions on that issue.McArthur pleaded guilty last week to eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of men with ties to Toronto’s gay village.He was arrested in January 2018 and shortly afterwards, the force’s professional standards unit launched an internal investigation related to the case.The review was sparked when the detective leading the probe said he came across some “concerning” information while reviewing two previous investigations into five missing men from the gay village.McArthur had been interviewed by police a few years ago in a separate, unrelated incident.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

On World Habitat Day Ban Kimoon calls for safer greener cities

With two-thirds of the human race expected to be urban dwellers by 2030, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked World Habitat Day with a call to make cities around the world safer, greener and more inclusive.“We are at the dawn of a new urban era,” Mr. Ban stated, noting that half of the world’s population now live in towns and cities.Recalling this year’s theme for the Day – “a safe city is a just city” – he said surveys show that crime in urban areas is on the rise everywhere. “And fear of crime is one of the most influential factors shaping our daily lives. In too many cities around the world, it dictates where we choose to live, shop, work and play,” he stated. “This is bad for human progress and for economic development – especially in a world where for the first time the number of urban slum dwellers is set to top the one billion mark.” Mr. Ban urged greater investment in children and young people, especially those at risk of becoming marginalized and turning to crime as an escape from the harsh realities of poverty and deprivation. Noting that those living in slums and poor urban areas are particularly vulnerable as they lack security of tenure, utilities and health services, and are most at risk to disasters wrought by climate change, the Secretary-General encouraged city leaders to plan better for crime reduction, security of tenure and climate change mitigation.He also called for stepping up efforts to be more energy-conscious. “Our cities are our biggest polluters, and require big, innovative thinking commensurate with their size.” 1 October 2007With two-thirds of the human race expected to be urban dwellers by 2030, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked World Habitat Day with a call to make cities around the world safer, greener and more inclusive. read more

Mangala alarmed by attacks on two Sri Lankan journalists

Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera said he was alarmed by the recent attacks on two Sri Lankan journalists who contributed to the New York Times report on massive financial misappropriation linked to the former regime in Sri Lanka.Samaraweera said that the allegations must be immediately investigated by the relevant authorities and action taken against perpetrators without fear or favour. “There must be an immediate halt to these practices. Further, the SLPP leadership must take full responsibility for these attacks and ensure that there is no repetition  of this behaviour,” he said.Samaraweera said that the Government came into power with the promise of media freedom and to break away from the violent tendencies of the previous Government. Samaraweera said that as Media Minister, he vehemently condemns such practices where journalists are attacked for doing their job. “The dark years of the Mahinda Rajapaksa Presidency witnessed the highest number of journalists killed, disappeared, attacked and threatened and media houses attacked. We will not return to those dark years where individuals were targeted for unveiling the truth and reporting facts,” he said.Samaraweera said that the current Government respects fundamental freedoms and civil liberties and upholds media freedom.He said the Government reiterates its commitment to ensure that all journalists are safe to do their work, even when that means brooking scathing criticism against the current administration by the media. (Colombo Gazette) “But I am also disturbed with the virulent personal attacks by individuals linked to the JO and the SLPP in a bid to intimidate journalists who worked on the NYT report, attacking them for doing their job in reporting hugely questionable transactions amounting to billions of rupees that occurred under the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime,” he said. read more

Pakistan to free captured Indian pilot as peace gesture

Khan says he tried to reach his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Wednesday with a message that he wants to de-escalate tension. Khan did not say how India responded to his initiative. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan will release the captured Indian pilot as a “peace gesture” toward India, the Associated Press reported.Khan made this announcement Thursday while addressing lawmakers in both chambers of parliament, convened to discuss the latest situation amid rising tensions with India over the disputed territory of Kashmir. He also reiterated his offer for talks to New Delhi, saying this is the only way to solve all issues. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Big rematch with Northwestern ahead for Ohio State womens basketball

OSU sophomore guard Asia Doss (20) dribbles during a game against Rutgers on Jan. 10 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorIt was just a couple of weeks ago when the Ohio State women’s basketball team boarded the bus back to Columbus in frustration after a loss in Evanston, Illinois, to Northwestern.Now, the Buckeyes have the opportunity to tie up the regular-season series, as they are getting set to host the Wildcats on Thursday evening at the Schottenstein Center.The predicted fast-paced matchup between No. 7 Ohio State (15-4, 7-1) and Northwestern (13-7, 2-6) is set to tip off at 7 p.m. Last time these two programs met, OSU came out flat, creating a gap in the score early on, which made it difficult for a comeback. Although the Buckeyes were able to reduce Northwestern’s advantage to four points by the final buzzer, they knew that it wasn’t their best 40 minutes of basketball. Since then, the Scarlet and Gray have made advancements on the practice court and in their past three contests — each of which have been victories. “I think we have improved since the last time we played Northwestern,” coach Kevin McGuff said. “It will really be about our focus and energy from the start. We didn’t have good focus when we played them the first time, and they really made us pay.”On the contrary, Northwestern’s play has descended, losing every game since defeating OSU. Knowing that they have the ability to beat the Buckeyes, the Wildcats are coming to Columbus with confidence and fury in attempt to put their losing streak to an end. The Wildcats play a similar game to the Buckeyes, looking to push the ball up the court and outwork the opposing team.“They like to get to the rim fast and then kick out to their shooters, so we are going to try to stop them in the transition game,” OSU junior forward Shayla Cooper said. If OSU can control Northwestern’s speed, than it will force the Wildcats to abandon the up-tempo play and resort to half-court offense.The Buckeyes encountered the Wildcats in a similar character entering the Jan. 14 game, playing them after they lost twice in a row to fellow Big Ten members Michigan State and Purdue. That being said, Northwestern will look to bring its all to Columbus hoping to pull off another upset. In Coffey, the Wildcats trustIt isn’t a surprise that Northwestern turns to junior forward Nia Coffey when it’s in search of a surge on either side of the court. Coffey possesses a forceful paint presence that ranks her No. 5 in the Big Ten in scoring, racking up 19.8 points per game. To add to her impressive scoring abilities, Coffey grabs 10.3 rebounds per contest to lead the conference, as well as acting as a regular supply of tenacious defense for the Wildcats.Against the Buckeyes two weeks ago, Coffey dropped 23 points and was a threat on nearly every possession. OSU had a difficult time finding an answer for her, but this time around her name will be circled in the Buckeye game plan.Sixth woman of the yearWhen looking over the Buckeyes’ statistics, observers might think that Cooper would be a regular in the starting lineup.But that is not the case. Cooper started the year in the first five, but McGuff saw that she could be used strategically as the first player to come off the bench. With all the attention on sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell and senior guard Ameryst Alston, teams tend to be unaware of Cooper’s capabilities. Scoring in all sorts of ways, Cooper averages 13.4 points per game and leads the team in rebounding with 8.6 per contest. The 6-foot-2 forward maintains a confident but modest attitude, knowing that her contributions off the bench can be a difference-maker in the final outcome.Against Northwestern, Cooper’s energy brought the Buckeyes back in the game, scoring 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field.Cooper said she has been content with her play, as well as the team’s most recent performances, heading into the rematch with the Wildcats. “We have positivity and a lot of communication,” Cooper said. “We pass the ball a lot to each other, and try to get each other open … we are just trying to get our transition game back to where it was.”On the road againAfter taking on Northwestern, the Buckeyes are set to continue their campaign at Illinois (8-11, 1-7) on Monday.The Fighting Illini have had a rough January, losing six of their last seven games, but will battle from baseline to baseline with the Buckeyes regardless of the numbers on paper.Action between the two Big Ten foes at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois, is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. read more

Photos Oklahoma deals with destruction after worst tornado in decades

first_imgA woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed school on Monday. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)A woman rushes to get help after finding her grandmother’s cat which had been buried in rubble for two days. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Christine Jones (in red jumper) is comforted by her cousin as she smiles and wipes away tears as she talks about looking for lost wedding rings at her home. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Kandi Scott salvages items from the rubble of her home. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)A lifeless horse lies tangled in power lines in Moore on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)Carol Kawaykla salvages items from her home on Thursday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Chad Brown, right, helps his father Rick sift through the wreckage of his home on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)Lauren Matthews, 7, takes a photo of the rubble of her home. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)A concrete angel rests on a destroyed car. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)A resident looks through the rubble of a destroyed home. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)Read: Two babies among the ten children killed in Oklahoma tornado >Read: Massive hailstones fell in Oklahoma before the twister hit > Video: Emotional reunion as tornado survivor finds dog buried alive under house > FIVE DAYS AFTER one of the most destructive tornadoes to hit Oklahoma in decades, residents are coming to terms with the devastation.Twenty four people were killed and more than 300 people were injured by Monday’s freak twister which tore through the US state, levelling entire neighbourhoods. Ten children died, including seven primary school children who were killed when their school was hit.The tornado, which was two miles in diameter, destroyed or damaged an estimated 1,200 homes with around 33,000 people believed to have been affected in some way.US President Barack Obama is due to visit the state on Sunday.These photographs look at just how badly Oklahoma City and the nearby suburb of Moore were affected.Rescuers dig through the rubble of a collapsed wall at the Plaza Tower Elementary School on Monday. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The wreckage of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki/Pool)A child calls to his father after being pulled from the rubble of the Tower Plaza Elementary School on Monday (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)A child is pulled from the rubble of the school and passed to rescuers (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Part of a wall remains standing amid the wreckage of the Plaza Towers Elementary School. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)Class photos decorate a classroom wall amid the wreckage of the Plaza Towers Elementary SChool. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)last_img read more

Australian cricketer jailed for five years for raping sleeping woman in teammates

first_img Tuesday 30 Apr 2019, 10:43 PM Hepburn’s lawyer, Michelle Heeley, said her client had expressed remorse.In what the judge said was a “brave” victim impact statement, the woman Hepburn attacked described her ordeal as “evil” and a “heinous crime”.A jury had found Hepburn guilty of oral rape at a retrial earlier this month, but cleared him of a further count of rape relating to the same victim.The four-day trial at Worcester Crown Court heard the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, wrongly thought she was having sex with Hepburn’s then-county teammate Joe Clarke, a batsman who has played for England’s second-string Lions, after meeting him at a nightclub.She told jurors she had consensual sex with Clarke, who left his bedroom in the early hours to be sick in a bathroom, where he passed out.© – AFP 2019 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share2 Tweet Email It demeaned women and trivialised rape — a word you personally threw around lightly. Only now do you realise how serious rape is. 28 Comments 37,797 Views Alex Hepburn arrives in court for sentencing. Image: PA Imagescenter_img Image: PA Images Apr 30th 2019, 10:43 PM Australian cricketer jailed for five years for raping sleeping woman in teammate’s bedroom Alex Hepburn had set up a sexual conquest ‘game’ with friends on WhatsApp. AN AUSTRALIAN-BORN cricketer who raped a woman he found “dozing” in his teammate’s bedroom was jailed for five years by an English court today.Alex Hepburn, 23, was convicted following an attack that took place during the first night of a sexual conquest “game” he helped set up on a WhatsApp group.Prosecutors said the former Worcestershire all-rounder had been “fired up” by a contest to sleep with the most women, before carrying out the rape at his flat in Worcester, central England, in April 2017.Judge Jim Tindal, jailing Hepburn at Hereford Crown Court, said the “immature” cricketer and a former teammate had agreed a “pathetic sexist game to collect as many sexual encounters as possible”.He added: “You probably thought it was laddish behaviour at the time. In truth it was foul sexism. By AFP Alex Hepburn arrives in court for sentencing. last_img read more

Smos sur les traces du cycle de leau le satellite tient ses

first_imgSmos : sur les traces du cycle de l’eau, le satellite tient ses promessesLancé il y a tout juste un an, le satellite Smos de l’Agence spatiale européenne (Esa) tient ses promesses et a déjà livré des données essentielles quant à l’humidité des sols et la salinité des océans. Des informations concernant notamment l’embouchure de l’Amazone, qui pourraient contribuer à l’amélioration des prévisions météorologiques.”Smos remplit toutes nos attentes et même davantage”, s’enthousiasme dans un communiqué de l’Esa, Yann Kerr, le responsable scientifique de la mission partie depuis un an sur les traces de l’eau, pour entre autres, permettre aux chercheurs de mieux comprendre le réchauffement climatique. “C’est un succès, on ne s’attendait pas à arriver à des résultats pareils un an après le lancement, surtout sur l’aspect océanique”, se réjouit de son côté Nicolas Reul de l’Ifremer, cité par l’AFP.À lire aussiPourquoi l’eau des océans est-elle salée ?Si le satellite a été lancé le 2 novembre 2009, ce n’est qu’à la fin du mois de mai que la mission  a formellement commencé, souligne l’Esa. Dès le mois suivant, les premières cartes mondiales sur l’humidité des sols et la salinité des océans étaient publiées, sur la base des données de mars.Comme l’explique M. Reul, les informations terrestres peuvent très rapidement s’avérer utiles pour la météo ou le climat. Quant à la salinité de l’océan, elle constitue un “traceur climatique sur des échelles longues, à part dans des zones dynamiques où il pleut beaucoup, comme dans l’Amazone”, précise le chercheur. Ainsi, grâce à Smos, des évolutions à l’échelle de la semaine peuvent être observées sur le panache de l’Amazone, ce qui n’avait jamais été possible auparavant. Un point essentiel quand on sait que les eaux de l’Amazone représentent 15% de l’eau douce arrivant dans les océans de la planète. Les données sur la dispersion dans l’océan du panache d’eau douce de l’Amazone peuvent ainsi notamment contribuer à la prévision de cyclones.Si à ce jour, les cartes n’indiquent le degré de salinité qu’avec une précision de 0,4 gramme de sel par litre d’eau de mer en surface, l’objectif est d’atteindre une précision de 0,1 à 0,2 gramme.Le 4 novembre 2010 à 20:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Furious Craig Levein slams referee after Rangers loss

first_imgHearts manager Craig Levein has described referee Bobby Madden as the “12th man” as they lost 2-1 at home to Rangers on Sunday.Rangers came from behind to win 2-1 at Hearts to go top of the Scottish Premiership, and Craig Levein was disappointed with the referee’s ‘abysmal’ performance.Scott Arfield was sent off for a nasty challenge on Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal, but Levein believes Rangers forward Morelos should have also seen red after an incident with skipper Christophe Berra.“I read a quote from Neil Lennon a few weeks ago when they went to Celtic Park and he said that ‘we were playing against 12 men’,” Levein told Sky Sports.“That’s how I feel today.“How Morelos stays on the park and gets through that without a booking I’ll never know. Some of the decisions today were abysmal.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“Morelos had loads of fouls where he doesn’t even watch the ball. He just jumps into the centre-backs.“There was one where he has smashed Christophe and Bobby said to one of our players: ‘It’s alright, that’s just Morelos – he’s a bit silly sometimes’. Well, maybe I’ll tell our players to be silly because you don’t get booked for it!“Austin [MacPhee] phoned [Scottish Football Association head of referees] John Fleming a while ago after we had three goals against us that were offside because the linesman made mistakes.“John Fleming suggested that we held the line on the 18-yard line to make it easier for his officials. So we did that today and they still got it wrong!“Actually, it’s 13 we are playing against. And the good thing is that Neil Lennon didn’t get any punishment – that’s good to know. It’s really good news that there won’t be any punishment.”last_img read more

Filling statewide housing gaps

first_imgThe Juneau Housing First building. Taken Sept. 19, 2017, right before the facility opened. (Photo by David Purdy/KTOO)Alaska has a housing shortage, and it’s hard for many of the state’s most vulnerable residents to find secure, stable places to live. Different organizations around Alaska are coming together to try to fill the gap, but it’s going to require new types of collaboration.Listen HereHOST: Anne HillmanGUESTS:Michele Brown – President and CEO, United Way AnchorageSezy Gerow-Hanson – Director of Public and Resident Relations, Cook Inlet HousingBrian Wilson – Director, Alaska Coalition on Housing and HomelessnessStatewide callers Participate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.Want to learn more about housing in Alaska? Check out Alaska Public Media’s Solutions Desk.last_img read more

BNP agents kicked out of 40 polling stations

first_imgA voter casts her vote at KDA Khan Jahan Ali Government School centre in a Fulbari Gate area, Khulna, on 15 May. Photo: Saddam HossainBNP mayoral candidate Nazrul Islam Manju on Tuesday alleged that the supporters of the ruling Awami League have driven out his polling agents from at least 40 centres of the Khulna City Corporation elections.Manju said, “It can’t be called voting. The situation is very bad. My agents were beaten up and driven out of polling centres.”The ruling party men are making gathering at every polling centre to create panic among the polling agents, opposition supporters and common voters, Manju told newsmen at Khulna Zila School centre around 9:30am. The BNP candidate said there are 12 polling booths at academy building-1 and academy building-2 of the Zila School. But, he pointed out, the BNP agents were not allowed to enter these centres.Asked about the matter, Kazi Ibrahim, presiding officer at the academy building-1, said, “No agents of ‘sheaf of paddy’ (election symbol of BNP) had not been able to reach me.”Atiar Rahman, a presiding officer at academy building-2, echoed the same, about the BNP’s allegations of not having agents at the polling stations.Manju said he has so far visited 5-6 centres.The BNP has at least filed 40 complaints with the returning officer. Such centres are located in ward no 11, 13, 15, 22, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31.The balloting began at 8:00am and is scheduled to continue till 4:00pm without any break.A total of five mayoral candidates, 148 general councillor and 38 reserved-seat female councillor candidates are contesting the elections.last_img read more

India restores conspiracy charge against Advani in Babri Masjid case

first_imgLal Krishna AdvaniThe Supreme Court on Wednesday revived the conspiracy charge in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh and Uma Bharti, among others.Restoring the conspiracy charge, a bench of justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and justice Rohinton Fali Nariman also transferred their trial from Rae Bareli to Lucknow.Pronouncing the judgment, justice Nariman said that since Kalyan Singh is currently the Governor of Rajasthan and enjoys constitutional immunity from being prosecuted, the trial court would proceed against him the day he ceases to be Governor.The court also said that the trial court in Lucknow would frame additional charges against Advani and others and proceed against them.The court said that there would be no de-novo trial and the trial court judge would not be transferred till trial was over.Directing the trial court to complete the trial in two-year time, the top court said it would proceed on day-to-day basis and there would be no adjournments.The court said that adjournment would take place only if the trial court judge feels that it was impossible to proceed and fix the next date of hearing after recording the reasons for the adjournment.The apex court verdict was on a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea challenging the May 2010 Allahabad High Court order quashing the conspiracy charge against Advani and others.The bench had earlier reserved the order on April 6 after the CBI and other petitioners had sought the restoration of conspiracy charge against the senior Bharatiya Janata Party and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders.Advani and Joshi, along with Uma Bharti and Vinay Katiyar (BJP), Sadhvi Rithambra, Acharya Giriraj Kishore, Ashok Singhal and Vishnu Hari Dalmia (VHP) were facing trial for making speeches from the dais at Ramkatha Kunj prior to the razing of the 16th century mosque in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya on 6 December 1992 by Hindu right-wing activists.The spot was just 200 metres away from the disputed structure.Kishore and Singhal have since died.On April 6, before reserving the order, the top court bench had indicated that as far as conspiracy charge was concerned it may invoke extraordinary powers under the Constitution’s Article 142 and transfer the ongoing trial from Rae Bareli to Lucknow so that eight leaders, including Advani and Joshi, could be tried for conspiracy along with 13 others.Both Advani and Joshi had opposed the top court taking recourse to Article 142 for transferring the trial to Lucknow and revival of the conspiracy charge.They had contended that their fundamental rights under Article 14 and Article 21, could not be eclipsed by the top court taking recourse to its extraordinary powers under Article 142 of the Constitution.However, the bench asked: “What about Article 21 when it comes to the rights of the victims. Article 21 has many facets.”It then referred to a nine-judge constitution bench judgment which said: “You can’t show fundamental rights to the court in exercise of its powers under Article 142.”The court had indicated that trial would take place in a time-bound manner and had asked all the parties to file their written submissions by April 11.Earlier on April 6, Additional Solicitor General Neeraj Kishan Kaul, appearing for the CBI, told the bench that the High Court verdict dropping the conspiracy charge against eight BJP leaders must go.Besides other charges, 13 people including present Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, Satish Pradhan, Champat Rai Bansal, Mahant Avaidyanath, Paramhans Ramchandra, Ram Vilas Vedanti, Mahamandaleshwar Jagdish Muni Maharaj, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Dharam Das Chola, Satish Nagar, Moreshwar Save and Baikunth Lal Sharma are also facing trial for conspiracy charges in Lucknow.last_img read more

Murders rise sharply in Narayanganj

first_imgMurders have risen up sharply in Narayanganj district, with police recording 35 killings in the last three months.Police recovered 115 bodies from different locations of the district within the first three months of the year and identified 35 incidents of murder, district police sources said.In January, 12 people were killed by miscreants. In February, six were victims of mob beating and feuds among groups.In March, eight persons were killed including Bangladesh Chhatra League leader Sohel Mia, 27, and an expatriate, Tofazzal Hossain Babul.The law enforcement recovered 17 bodies from various locations in the district in the first 18 days of April. Earlier, they recovered 29 bodies in January, 28 in February and 41 in March.Superintendent of police in Narayanganj district Harun-ur-Rashid confirmed the increasing number of abnormal deaths and said police are investigating the murder cases to identify the culprits.Apart from the murders, 35 cases of deaths in road accidents and 56 cases of suicide, drowning and fire incidents also were recorded during the period.On 12 April, Farid Ahmed, 38, a sub-inspector was crushed under the wheels of a covered van on Dhaka-Chattogram highway.On 31 March, an engineer Mahbub Hasan Jewel, 43, drowned in Balu river at Rupganj. On the same night three people, including a presiding officer, drowned in the river while returning to Dhaka after completing the Sonargaon upazila election process, when a trawler carrying them capsized in a storm.Besides, bodies of 16 people who reportedly committed suicide in separate places were recovered and seven people died in fires occuring over a span of 108 days.last_img read more

Smugglers Caught Trying to Sell Rare 1200yrold Bible in a Shoe Store

first_imgA rare edition of the Bible, deemed to be at around 1,200 years of age, was reclaimed from an antique smuggling network in Turkey. The smugglers were intercepted by a Turkish anti-smuggling patrol, deployed by the government in a south-eastern province of the country. The biblical scripture was written on only 34 pages, but what makes the copy special is that its pages are made of leather and contain gold-encrusted religious motifs, reports the Independent.On the front side it has a golden Crucifix, and on the reverse side – a Star of David. The Bible reemerged in a fragile condition and is due to undergo further examinations by experts.A glowing cross standing on an altar in an English church“An anti-smuggling team on Feb. 4 seized the Bible, said to be only 34 pages long, with gold lettering on leather, in the city of Kayapınar, said the southeastern Diyarbakır governorship in a statement,” reported Turkish news outlet Hurriyet Daily News.The Bible was reclaimed as “three suspects were attempting to sell it,” and a total of “six suspects were detained over the incident.” The action was caught on video.The three suspects were trying to sell the ancient volume in a shoe store, but they quickly came under suspicion since they were trying to bargain with a book that has religious content.The front of the Bible is illustrated with a golden Crucifix, and on the reverse, a Star of DavidAs various news outlets note, the rare Bible edition is only the latest of stolen artifacts that in recent years have been carried along smuggling routes through Turkey and toward western countries. Many of these lost artifacts originate from neighboring and war-torn Syria.No information has been so far shared regarding who the Bible’s original keeper might be. The sacred book could have been stored in a church somewhere in the region — perhaps in the city of Damascus, or Antioch — as Christianity is one of the religions that has deep roots in this part of the world. Or it is possible the book was kept by a local family of Christians before being stolen.The Temple of Jupiter in Damascus. Photo by Ai@ce CC BY 2.0Turkish officials have been trying for some time now to address the ongoing issue of smuggling of significant cultural and religious items. Had this rare copy of the Bible not been saved, its end would have been familiar: sold and lost to the international antiquities black market.As a key country in between Europe and Asia, Turkey has in the past intercepted smugglers carrying plunder from countries other than Syria, such as Libya and Iraq.Besides usage of anti-smuggling patrols, other measures taken by Turkish officials include a published list of items known to have been stolen. Any interested party who might want to buy an item listed as missing is advised against taking any such action.Looted antiques from the Near East are commonly smuggled via Turkey or Lebanon, then on to Switzerland, Germany, or the UK. Illegal antiques trading has been cited as a major income source for groups such as ISIL.Ideally, any retrieved artifacts from smugglers are to be consigned back to the party they originally belonged to. This is not the first time Turkish anti-smuggling teams have managed to claim back valuable, religious books from groups of smugglers in the area.In another effort in December 2018, authorities recovered six copies of the Bible, all of them handwritten in Hebrew and containing decorative motifs on the covers. The historical artifacts were traced to the southern Turkish province of Hatay, also very close to Syria, where there is an existing Jewish community.Read another story from us: Museum of the Bible Purchased Fake Fragments of the Dead Sea ScrollsA recent case from Scotland highlights that no corner of the world is spared from thefts of sacred scriptures. In June 2018, an authentic and old copy of the Bible went missing from Kirkmaiden Old Parish Church near the village of Drummore in the south of Scotland. The Bible was taken while the church was open. The copy is also considered rare since it contains a misprint.last_img read more

Lily Tomlin Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda to reunite for 9 To

first_imgGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda will reunite for a 9 To 5 sequel, it has been revealed. Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda to reunite for 9 To 5 sequelNetflix orders a new series based on the music of Dolly PartonThere’s a sequel in the works for the 90s gay rom-com TrickRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Actress-singer Dolly, meanwhile, is the recipient of 11 Grammy Awards.More recently, in 2015, openly gay Lily received critical acclaim for her role as an older lesbian woman Elle in the movie Grandma.Lily, 78 and Jane, 80, have also acted together in the hit Netflix series Grace and Frankie.‘We hope our show will inspire and entertain families and folks of all generations’Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that there is to be a Netflix show based on I Will Always Love You singer Dolly’s songs‘I am thrilled to be bringing some of my favorite songs to life with Netflix,’ she commented last month. ‘We hope our show will inspire and entertain families and folks of all generations.’7 LGBTI celebrities in their 70s who are effortlessly cool eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Lily, Dolly and Jane in 9 To 5 | Photo: 9 To 5 Oscar-winner Jane will furthermore serve as executive producer, the star has said.Commenting on the news, iconic singer Dolly, 72, told The Mirror: ‘Personally, I’ve been waiting for a 9 to 5 reunion ever since we did the first one!’Monster-in-Law actress Jane revealed the news at a Television Critics Association press event this week.‘I’m working with the writers’‘My role is as an executive producer, and I’m working with the writers, with Lily, and talking to the writers,’ Fonda told reporters.‘Right now, Dolly, Lily and I are all intending to be in it,’ she furthermore added.The showbiz veterans appeared in the first film about three working women almost 38 years ago.[embedded content]Jane has won the Academy award for Best Actress twice: for 1972’s Klute and 1979’s Coming Home. In 1976’s, Lily was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Nashville.last_img read more

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first_img Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Case Study | October 04, 2013 | Agfa HealthCare Integrated IMPAX Agility Solution Brings Radiologists Closer to Therapeutic Decision-making AZ Sint-Rembert, Torhout, Belgium Geert Biebau, M.D., medical director and head of radiology News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Frederique Van Robaeys, M.D., radiologistChallenge: Increasing Pressure on the PACS Infrastructure for Performance and ErgonomicsAZ Sint-Rembert’s team of three radiologists, under Geert Biebau, M.D., head of radiology and medical director of the hospital, performs a broad series of examinations, both at the hospital site and using facilities at larger regional hospitals. Modalities such as MRI, cardio-CT and mammography are stretching the performance and ergonomic demands of the PACS infrastructure, pushing the boundaries of processing speed, user-friendliness and flexibility. So when Agfa HealthCare proposed the hospital to test the new integrated IMPAX Agility solution, they didn’t hesitate.Solution: An Intuitive Image Management Solution That Helps Improve the Delivery of Care While Reducing CostsIMPAX Agility is a completely unified imaging management platform designed to achieve clinical productivity and optimize total cost of ownership. It unifies RIS, PACS, reporting, 3-D, connectivity and clinical applications, using a single data model to provide a seamless system that offers relevant and varied clinical data in one platform.Radiologist Frederique Van Robaeys, M.D., explained the intuitive interface and the power of IMPAX Agility’s integration with other relevant patient information, retrieved from the RIS, HIS, medical patient record, nomenclature and lab result server, as well as the IMPAX archive. “I get all this information from IMPAX Agility’s interface, which means I no longer need to login anywhere else or wait for other applications to open.“I can see the scanned original examination request form and use report macros that adapt as I complete the diagnosis, considerably speeding up reporting and helping to avoid omissions,” he continued. “I can tag key images that will form the basis of the image set for the referring doctor or clinician. To add supportive viewpoints from external sources, the integrated internet browser takes me to any source I want, and I can then simply add files or links to my report. This is my office and I can easily take it anywhere to continue working with Sint-Rembert’s server over a VPN connection.”Benefits: More Active Role for Radiologists in Therapeutic Decision-making Plus Greater ProductivityThe faster reporting speed and image support provided to clinicians have changed their working relationship with radiologists, underscored Biebau. With all images at hand, as well as those coming from the clinician’s modality, the radiologist is able to interpret images from a more holistic clinical perspective. As a result, he is more routinely asked to explain his view on certain studies with his knowledge of images from other modalities. “With IMPAX Agility at hand, we are more often considered a sounding board in support of the clinician’s therapeutic decision-making,” he said.Biebau concluded, “It has enabled us to improve our service and increase productivity. With IMPAX Agility we can cope with the challenge of increasingly complex imaging and software developments, such as cardio- or angio-CT, which can be easily integrated. We are convinced Agfa HealthCare will be our partner on our path to the future of medical imaging.”  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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 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 | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more center_img 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 Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Frederique Van Robaeys, M.D., radiologist News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more PreviousNextlast_img read more

FHFA Reports 51 Percent YearOverYear Home Price Increase

first_img United States home prices were up 5.1 percent from January 2014 to January 2015, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency monthly House Price Index (HPI), released today. The U.S. index is 3.4 percent below its March 2007 peak and is roughly the same as the December 2005 index level.”The January-to-January price increase of 5.1 percent is quite strong, particularly given the relatively modest rate of overall inflation in the economy,” FHFA Principal Economist Andrew Leventis said. “The inflation-adjusted rate of home price appreciation is above the historical norm and has been supported by low interest rates and very low inventory levels. Slow-but-steady improvements in labor markets are also contributing to the momentum in prices.”In January, U.S. house prices rose a mere 0.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month. The previously reported 0.8 percent change in December was revised downward to a 0.7 percent change. ​​The FHFA HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from December 2014 to January 2015 ranged from 0.4 percent decrease in the Middle Atlantic and South Atlantic divisions to a 2.3 percent increase in the East South Central division. The 12-month changes were all positive for all regions. The Pacific region had the highest increase with an 8.2 percent increase, while the Middle Atlantic region had the smallest increase at 1.7 percent. The Mountain, West South Central, and East South Central regions had higher increases, while the West North Central, New England, and South Atlantic regions had smaller increases. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News FHFA Reports 5.1 Percent Year-Over-Year Home Price Increase Sharecenter_img FHFA Home Prices HPI January 2015 2015-03-24 Samantha Guzman March 24, 2015 567 Views last_img read more