Punjab demands fresh river water tribunal

first_imgNew Delhi: Expressing concern over the water crisis in Northern India, Punjab Chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Saturday sought the Prime Minister’s support for the upgradation of his state’s water distribution infrastructure, while calling for a fresh river waters tribunal to address the disputes among neighbouring states in view of their dwindling water availability.The Chief Minister, in his speech circulated at the NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting, which he could not attend owing to indisposition, suggested a fresh water rivers tribunal to resolve water related tensions among states. He has also called upon the Prime Minister to provide a one-time debt waiver to mitigate the distress of indebted farmers. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaHe urged the centre to increase the annual assistance under PM-KISAN from Rs. 6000/- to Rs. 12,000/- per farmer, and to also include farm workers in its sweep. He also thanked the NITI Aayog for acknowledging the State’s initiative, `Pani Bachao, Paisa Kamao’. Another significant issue raised by the Chief Minister related to assistance for proper development of Punjab’s border areas, which he said was a national responsibility. Captain Amarinder regretted that the Centre had not taken any action on the state’s similar demand, for a special package for border areas, raised in the last two meetings. He also called for greater inter-State cooperation to effectively tackle cross-border crimes. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahAmarinder demanded increase in the deployment of paramilitary forces along the Punjab border as well as a special financial assistance package for upgradation of police in the border areas, where it formed the second line of defence. Meanwhile, in a letter to PM Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister said Punjab was witnessing an alarming degree of over-utilization of ground water, mainly due to the extensive cultivation of paddy which supports national food security.last_img

Drunk driver who killed 4 people eligible for unescorted absence next month

first_imgTORONTO – A man sentenced to 10 years after pleading guilty in a drunk driving crash that killed three young children and their grandfather will be eligible to apply for unescorted temporary absence from prison next month.Nine-year-old Daniel Neville-Lake, his five-year-old brother Harrison, their two-year-old sister Milly and the children’s 65-year-old grandfather, Gary Neville, died after the van they were in was hit by a speeding SUV driven by Marco Muzzo.The children’s grandmother and great-grandmother were also seriously hurt in the Vaughan, Ont., collision.Muzzo was sentenced in March 2016 to 10 years in prison after a judge said he must be held accountable for the irreversible suffering he’d caused in the September 2015 crash north of Toronto.Superior Court Justice Michelle Fuerst noted Muzzo had already accrued a lengthy record of driving infractions — many of them for speeding — when he made the fateful decision to drink and drive after returning home from a trip to Miami.Muzzo pleaded guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing death and two of impaired driving causing bodily harm and was to serve nine years and four months after credit for time served.Correctional Service Canada says Muzzo will be eligible for day parole in November 2018, full parole in May 2019 and statutory release on June 18, 2022, and faces a 12-year driving ban, which will take effect on his release from custody.Before sentencing, Muzzo apologized to the Neville-Lake family, saying he was “tortured by the grief and the pain” that he had caused.“I will forever be haunted by the reality of what I have done. I am truly sorry,” he said.The children’s mother, Jennifer Neville-Lake, posted an emotional message on Facebook earlier this week, to mark the two-year anniversary of the crash.“Another year of every day hearing how many others have joined this gruesome family I was forced into, made up of victims of impaired driving,” she wrote.“I may sound like a broken record but trust me, you don’t want to be me. Please. Plan and think before you drink. Don’t kill kids. Don’t kill a family.”During Muzzo’s criminal trial, court heard he picked up his Jeep from the airport parking lot and drove through a stop sign shortly afterward, plowing into the driver’s side of the minivan carrying the Neville-Lake family. He was speeding at the time.The Neville-Lake family is seeking more than $25 million from Muzzo and his family’s drywall company, Marel Contractors, arguing their negligence caused the fatal crash.last_img read more

Calgary police drag pond where Colton Crowshoes body found

first_imgAPTN National NewsCalgary police have returned to a retention pond in the city’s northeast end to search for clues in the death of 18 year old Colton Crowshoe.The family claims police should have put this kind of an effort into the case when the boy’s body was discovered a year ago.APTN’s Chris Stewart reports.last_img

Food prices expected to be less volatile than in recent years says

“The prices for most basic food commodities have declined over the past few months. This relates to production increases and the expectation that in the current season, we will have more abundant supplies, more export availabilities and higher stocks,” David Hallam, Director of FAO’s Trade and Markets Division, said in a press release.The sharp increase in this year’s cereal production mostly stems from a recovery of maize crops in the United States and record wheat harvests in the former Soviet republics that are now members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), according to the Rome-based FAO.Global rice production in 2013 is expected to grow only modestly, the agency added, as it released its latest Food Outlook report.FAO expects global cereal stocks to increase by 13 per cent, to 564 million tonnes, by the end of 2014, with coarse grains alone up by 30 per cent, mostly in the US. Wheat and rice stocks are also projected to rise, by 7 per cent and 3 per cent respectively. The Food Outlook states that in 2013, the world food import bill is set to decline by 3 per cent to $1.15 trillion, with import costs of cereals, sugar, vegetable oils and tropical beverages falling, but dairy, meat and fish remaining firm.Meanwhile, the FAO Food Price Index, also published in this report, rose slightly in October, averaging 205.8 points. This was 2.7 points, or 1.3 per cent above September, but still 11 points, or 5.3 percent below its October 2012 value. The slight increase was largely driven by a surge in sugar prices, although prices of the other commodity groups were also up, the agency noted.The Index, which is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of five major food commodity groups, has undergone some changes in the way it is calculated, FAO said, while adding that this new approach did not significantly alter the values in the series. As for other commodities, FAO forecasts that world cassava output is expected to increase for the fifth consecutive year and to reach 256 million tonnes in 2013. This is being fuelled by rising demand for food in the African continent and increasing industrial applications of cassava in East and South-east Asia, especially for ethanol and starch. World sugar production is forecast to increase only slightly in 2013/14, the agency said, noting that the rise is likely to be limited in Brazil, the world’s largest sugar producer and exporter, where unfavourable weather conditions have hampered harvesting operations. Sugar consumption worldwide is set to grow by about 2 per cent in 2013/14. Meat and dairy production is expected to grow in 2013, by 1.4 per cent and 1.9 per cent respectively. Meat prices have remained at “historically high” levels since the beginning of 2011, with no sign of overall price decreases, said FAO. Aquaculture continues to boost overall fish supply, pushing quotations down from earlier levels, and fish consumption per capita keeps growing, the agency noted. read more

Office cake culture is fueling obesity crisis and treats should be swapped

first_imgThe faculty of dentists suggests that if workers do bring in treats, they should consider buying low sugar alternatives and smaller sizes.Biscuits and cakes should also be kept for lunchtime, they advise, rather than snacking throughout the day.And employers should help their staff to make healthier choices by substituting sugary products available in meetings, like biscuits, for lower sugar alternatives, such as plain nuts and fruit, removing high sugar products from vending machines and making sugary products less visible in canteens. A smile is better than a cake, says the National Obesity Forum  Cakes at work are becoming a daily occurrence, particularly in larger offices  Cakes at work are becoming a daily occurrence, particularly in larger offices Bringing in cakes can prevent colleagues from sticking to health eating plans as they often feel obliged to accept  Bringing in cakes can prevent colleagues from sticking to health eating plans as they often feel obliged to accept  The faculty says that “combatting cake culture” should be a New Year’s resolution of workplaces in 2017.Nearly two thirds of adults in Britain are overweight or obese and nearly 64,000 over-18s were admitted to hospital last year because of tooth decay.But shoppers spent about £200 million on cakes and confectionery in the fortnight running up to Christmas, a market that has been steadily growing year on year.Tam Fry, from the National Obesity Forum, said: “Such food is neither a treat nor a reward.“You may not know who in the office is secretly dieting in which case they won’t appreciate your gesture: if you do know, you’re plainly malicious.“If you want to give them anything, give them a smile, a hug or both!” Office “cake culture” in which staff bring in treats for birthdays and celebrations is becoming a daily health hazard and should be stopped, experts have advised.In recent years, it has become popular for workers to offer birthday cake to colleagues or bring back sugary gifts from their holidays.Today will be the first day back at work for most Britons and many staff will bring in leftover chocolate, biscuits and treats from Christmas. A smile is better than a cake, says the National Obesity Forum  But the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has warned that in large offices, sweets and cakes have become a daily occurrence and the growing trend is contributing to poor oral health and the obesity epidemic.Managers want to reward staff for their efforts, colleagues want to celebrate special occasions and workers want to bring back a gift from their holidays.“While these sweet treats might be well meaning, they are also contributing to the current obesity epidemic and poor oral health.“We need a culture change in offices and other workplaces that encourages healthy eating and helps workers avoid caving in to sweet temptations such as cakes, sweets and biscuits.” 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.last_img read more

VIDEO How Weber breaks Heinevetters spine

← Previous Story ASOBAL: FC Barcelona Lassa put La Rioja 10 goals behind Next Story → Filip Ivic to miss next five weeks in Kielce robert weberSilvio Heinevetter SC Magdeburg made fantastic achievement by beating Fuchse Berlin 30:29 in the last match of DHB Cup quarter-final which gave two times EHF CL winners chance to fight for the trophy at Final4 in Hamburg.The hero of the night was team’s captain Robert Weber. Experienced Austrian right wing netted 14 goals for his team, but one of them was special.Take a look how lefthander broke Silvio Heinevetter’s spine…c read more

Romney hits the road while Obama closes ranks ahead of second debate

first_imgWHITE HOUSE challenger Mitt Romney took his campaign into the weekend with a spring in his step, as US President Barack Obama went behind closed doors to prepare for a crucial debate.The first head-to-head debates of the race have shaken up the campaign arithmetic, and given Romney and vice-presidential running mate Paul Ryan momentum as they roll into the last weeks before November 6.Until Obama’s lacklustre first debate last week, the Democrat looked to be on course for victory, with a narrow lead over the Republican in national polls and a lock on the key swing states that will decide the result.But Romney triumphed in the head-to-head, and Ryan made no major errors in his face-to-face against Vice President Joe Biden, leaving the Republicans slightly ahead nationally and making inroads in battleground districts.An average of polls conducted by the respected website RealClearPolitics gave Romney a one point lead nationwide, and showed him winning in swing states Florida, North Carolina and Colorado – also targets for Obama.But Obama retains narrow leads in Ohio, Virginia and Iowa, and most pundits, bookmakers and online prediction markets still expect the incumbent to win a second term with a majority of votes in the electoral college.Biden’s aggressive debating turn enthused Obama’s Democratic supporters, but pundits expressed doubt that it would convert many waverers, and the younger and less experienced Ryan was seen as having held his own in the key test. Raising the stakesNow all eyes are turning back to the top of the ticket. A good debate performance from Obama on Tuesday could smother memories of his disastrous first outing — or Romney could set the seal on his newfound narrow lead.This new reality was underlined by the rivals’ choice of Friday schedules. Romney remained on the trail with flying visits to swing states Virginia and Ohio, but Obama was hunkered down practicing his lines for Tuesday.The tedious work was not interrupted by reports that a shot was fired Friday at a campaign office for President Obama in the state of Colorado, shattering a window but injuring no one.A photo posted online showed a window broken at the front of the office. Police said they were searching for a “possible vehicle of interest.”Meanwhile, having shown his boss how to debate, Biden tried to crank up the energy of his performance in a trip to Wisconsin, Ryan’s home state, and a battleground Obama badly needs in his column on November 6.He lashed out at Romney over the content of secretly filmed tape in which the Republican nominee branded 47 per cent of Americans as “victims” who were dependent on the government and paid little in tax.“Folks, it’s about time Governor Romney take some responsibility to help the American people, the middle class,” Biden told 2,000 people in La Crosse.Romney was campaigning alongside Ryan, hoping some of the glory from his running mate’s debate performance would rub off as they staged a rally in Ohio, the most vital of the swing states, without which it would be hard for any Republican to win.- © AFP, 2012last_img read more

Hundreds of Bosnian war criminals to be released and retried

first_imgHUNDREDS OF CONVICTED Bosnian war criminals are set to be released and retried under a more lenient criminal code in a bid to rectify a legal error.The move has outraged survivors who say they fear being traumatised all over again.Twelve war criminals have already walked free since mid-October, six of whom were found guilty of genocide for their role in the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II.“It’s scandalous,” said Hatidza Mehmedovic, who heads the Srebrenica Mothers Association and whose husband and two sons were among those killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the eastern town at the end of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war.“Shame on those judges who reward genocide and who continue to punish the victims. We are disgusted and we are also scared since they already started to release the worst butchers,” she said.Quashed verdictsThe legal upset comes after the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in July ruled in favour of Goran Damjanovic — a former Bosnian Serb soldier sentenced to 11 years for war crimes — who argued he had been tried under the wrong criminal code.Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, head of the Bosnian Serb army Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadzic, the president of the Serbian Krajina Republic in Croatia talk in January 1993 (AP Photo/Srdjan Illic) Damjanovic said he should have been judged under the 1976 penal code that was in force when the crimes were committed, instead of being subjected to a stricter 2003 law that punishes war crimes with jail terms ranging from 10 to 45 years.Under the previous criminal code, sentences ranged from five to 15 years, or capital punishment. Since Bosnia no longer applies the death penalty, 15 years would be the maximum punishment.As a result of the ECHR ruling — which also covered the appeal of another war crimes convict — Bosnia’s war crimes chamber is now obligated to hold retrials applying the less stringent previous criminal code, probably using a shortened legal procedure. Ten other verdicts have already been quashed.The Sarajevo-based war crimes chamber of the Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina began operating in 2005 to assist the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague by dealing with lower-level cases on a national basis.Dates for retrialsThe local court has so far closed 110 cases, handing down several hundred guilty verdicts — under what has now been deemed the wrong criminal code.Survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre hold photographs of male relatives who were killed. (AP Photo/Amel Emric) Bosnia’s top constitutional court has given the war crimes tribunal three months to set a date for the retrials of those already released. Prosecutors and the accused may also use this time to reach a deal on fast-tracking new sentences.Citing a flight risk, state prosecutors have requested that those released be kept in detention while they await their new verdicts.But for the dozen already freed, war crimes chamber judge Dragomir Vukoje said there were currently no restrictions on their freedom.‘A very bad message’“Since there is no longer a valid verdict against them, there is no legal basis for their detention. They are free… there are no obstacles to them having (identification) documents,” Vukoje told AFP.Dozens of appeals for retrials are already pending, according to Dusko Tomic, a lawyer who specialises in war crimes cases.With the scope of the fresh trials still unclear, Tomic predicted an uphill legal battle ahead if “we start all over again”.“It will be difficult now to call all those witnesses and victims again,” he told AFP.The Mothers of Srebrenica said victims had lost faith in the legal process and accused the court in a statement of sending out a “very bad message to future generations”.“The genocide verdicts were my only satisfaction,” said Zejneba Cengic, whose husband and two brothers were murdered. “Is there anything human in those judges who decide to annul their verdicts?”- © AFP, 2013Read: Sarajevo marks 20 years since war started > Column: Straight talk on Bosnia has been sadly lacking during Ireland’s EU presidency >last_img read more

Fiveyearold boy dies after falling into lake in Dublin

first_imgA FIVE-YEAR-old boy has died after falling into a lake in Dublin today.The tragic incident came to light after the boy was discovered in the lake at Belgree Lawns in Tyrrelstown at 9.30am.Resuscitation attempts were made and the boy was brought to Temple St Children’s Hospital.He was pronounced dead at 11.20am at the hospital.Gardaí are not treating the incident as suspicious and will be assisting the coroner.last_img

HTC Raider 4G returns from Holiday with 15GHz dualcore chip

first_imgNot too far back a prototype of the HTC Holiday appeared on Craigslist. Shortly after, a very similar phone was handled and tested on AT&T‘s nascent LTE network. Now the phone has gotten official on the Korean HTC website as the HTC Raider 4G.The specs are slightly improved over what had been previously reported. Instead of a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the Raider 4G has been bumped to 1.5GHz. It’s also got 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 8 megapixel wide-angle rear facing camera with dual LED flash and 1.3 megapixel front camera, and LTE support with uploads up to 50Mbps and downloads pushing twice that rate. The usual array of sensors is onboard, too: accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and GPS.While its screen isn’t quite as large as the unit on the HTC Titan or Runnymede, the Raider 4G’s 4.5″ qHD IPS display is still plenty roomy. Power is supplied by a 1620mAh battery, and the superphone isn’t going to challenge NEC’s Medias N-04c for slimmest Android honors. The behemoth Raider 4G tips the scales at almost 164 grams and measures 11.3mm thick — compared to 105 grams and 7.7mm for the Medias.And though you will find plenty of power, speed, and screen space on the Raider 4G, you won’t find Beats Audio tech — which would have been a very nice addition on a device that’s clearly aimed at choosy power users who demand kick-butt hardware.At least the phone hasn’t been re-named Waikiki as it was once rumored, though that could still happen if it gets re-badged for its impending launch on AT&T.More at Android Community and HTC Korealast_img read more

BBC Reveals Doctor Who Details Ahead of New Season

first_imgStay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Less than three weeks until we get our first full helping of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor!Until then, the BBC is dropping a few morsels of information—including details of the first two episodes and a gallery of flashy new images.“Finally—Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor is about to crash land on to the nation’s screens,” new showrunner Chris Chibnall said in a statement.“It’s thrilling to think, in the next few weeks and months, there will be children encountering Jodie’s Doctor … who’ve never seen the show before,” he continued. “She’ll be forever their Doctor. You never forget your first.”Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi are all my Doctors (with varying levels of adoration). But there is plenty of room in my heart for Whittaker to kick all their asses.Jodie Whittaker is the Doctor (via BBC)In fact, In fact, casting a female leading lady was part of Chibnall’s conditions for taking the job (previously held for more than a decade by Steven Moffat).“It felt like a straightforward decision, it’s not that controversial,” Chibnall told Digital Spy. “It’s very hard to think of many examples in its 55-year history where the Doctor takes a decision based upon gender.”“We knew in our gut it was about time and it felt like the right decision, and the character is not gender-specific, in any way really,” executive producer Matt Strevens added. “If ever there was a character that was never defined by gender, it’s the Doctor. The Doctor is gender fluid in that sense.”So is Doctor Who‘s schedule: The revamped program is moving from its time-honored Saturday space (where it competed with the Strictly Come Dancing live broadcast) to Sunday nights (where it may interfere with Strictly‘s celebrity results spectacle).Tosin Cole is Ryan Sinclair (via BBC)Episode one, “The Woman Who Fell to Earth,” is penned by Chibnall and directed by Jamie Childs, who helmed Whittaker’s forest-y reveal:“We don’t get aliens in Sheffield.”In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan, and Graham O’Brien are about to have their lives changed forever, as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the night sky. Can they believe a word she says? And can she help solve the strange events taking place across the city?Guest starring Sharon D. Clarke (Holby City), Johnny Dixon (Coronation Street), and Samuel Oatley (Witless), the introductory premiere is scheduled for Oct. 7, time to be announced.Mandip Gill is Yasmin Khan (via BBC)The next chapter, “The Ghost Monument,” also written by Chibnall, and directed by Mark Tonderai, wastes no time, throwing the newly formed quartet straight into another challenge:Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends stay alive long enough, in a hostile alien environment, to solve the mystery of Desolation? And just who are Angstrom and Epzo?The Oct. 14 episode features appearances by Shaun Dooley (The Woman in Black), Susan Lynch (Waking Ned Devine), and Art Malik (True Lies).Bradley Walsh is Graham O’Brien (via BBC)“Alongside Jodie, we have a delightful ensemble of new characters for the audience to fall in love with, led by the incomparable Bradley Walsh,” Chibnall boasted.“So break out the popcorn and hunker down for Sunday night adventures in space and time, with the Thirteenth Doctor and her new best friends,” he continued. “The journey’s about to begin.”New to Doctor Who? Don’t worry—so is Jodie Whittaker.Similar to Moffat’s series 10 “reboot,” which introduced new companion Bill to the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his enigmatic world through the eyes of a complete newbie, viewers can expect a fresh start next month.“We wanted to make a series that was very inclusive because for people like me, we’re all very new Whovians as well,” Whittaker said in a BBC interview. “We’re introduced into this world as new fans will be on this season.”You’ve got 18 days to catch up on all things Doctor Who here: Our reactions to the season 11 trailer, find out this year’s writers and directors, and read about our favorite underrated villains of the past 15 years.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Firefighters put out blaze at Potrero home 1 found dead on lawn

first_img POTRERO (KUSI) – A person died outside of a Potrero home that caught fire Monday morning, authorities said.Crews responded shortly before 6:45 a.m. to a report of a fire at a home in the 23000 block of Coyote Holler Road, Cal Fire spokesman Issac Sanchez said.The first crews to respond found a person down on a lawn nearby, Sanchez said. Firefighters attempted life-saving measures, but the person was declared dead at the scene, he said.No details about the victim were immediately available.The single-story house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived and crews were able to knock down the flames in around an hour, Sanchez said.No other injuries were immediately reported.The cause of the fire was under investigation. March 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Firefighters put out blaze at Potrero home, 1 found dead on lawn KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 4, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Why was number plate blackened

first_imgNew Delhi : In a new twist to the sensational Unnao truck collision case, the financier of the truck has now revealed that his company had never threatened the truck owner Devender Kishore Pal to seize the financed vehicle. Pal had earlier given a statement to the police that the number plate of the truck, involved in the crash with the car carrying the Unnao rape victim, her lawyer and family members, was blackened to avoid forcible seizure of the vehicle by its financier. Also Read – Trinamool, BJP activists scuffle at Dilip Ghosh’s event Advertise With Us Pal had said he had missed a few instalments of the loan and had therefore blackened the number plate, apprehending that the vehicle would be seized anytime. He had asserted that blackening of the number plate of the truck was nowhere a part of premeditated plan to crush victim’s car. However, in a new twist, the revelations of the financier stand contrary to truck owner’s earlier statement. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us The victim’s family had claimed in the FIR that the accident in which two witnesses of the rape case died, was a murder attempt engineered by expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused in gangrape case. Talking to the IANS over phone from Kanpur, the Manager of the Orix finance company, Shashi Kumar said that he had never threatened Devender Pal Singh regarding non-payment of monthly installments. Advertise With Us “In fact, I met Devender, near a dhabha in Fatehpur around 25-26 June last, and requested him to pay his dues at the earliest. We had a very cordial meeting. Our company, Orix, is one of the largest finance companies (in the world headquartered in Japan) and has a regional office at Kanpur. We have written legal agreements with our clients and never intend to forcibly seize any financed vehicle,” said Shashi Kumar. Regarding Devender Kishore’s statement that the truck’s number plate was blackened due to persistent attempts to seize the vehicle by the financier, the Manager at Orix said that he cannot draw any inference from Pal’s statement but can assure that the company has never seized any vehicle plying on the road. “The installment was Rs 80,000 plus per month which Devender had been paying. However, he skipped the installments for the past few months. Let me clarify, he has been our client for several years. We have even given NOCs for some of the vehicles financed by us to Devender,” he added. The financed company’s revelations confront Pal’s statement and adds more mystery to the accident dubbed as a planned murder conspiracy. According to an officer of the CBI, investigating the case, the different versions relating to the finance of the vehicle would be probed threadbare. “If there were no past incident of lifting vehicles on non payment of loan installment by Oris, then Devender’s statement becomes more important. If there was no pressure from the Oris management, then why did he (Pal) blacken the truck’s number plate prior to the accident. It’s a question which begs a straight answer,” said a police officer of Rae Bareli, earlier involved in the initial investigation of the case.last_img read more

Frost Sullivan Names Top MedicalImaging Technologies for 2015

first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Feature | Information Technology | September 22, 2015 Frost & Sullivan Names Top Medical/Imaging Technologies for 2015 Multidiscplinary innovations expected to drive growth in the healthcare industry The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  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 GE Healthcare’s Voluson E10 offers real-time 4-D ultrasound scanning. Image courtesy of GE Healthcare.September 22, 2015 — Frost & Sullivan released its list of top medical technologies for 2015, featuring an array of sophisticated inventions in medical devices, diagnostics and imaging. These innovations have given birth to less expensive and flexible healthcare solutions; playing a critical role in managing the increasing frequency of chronic diseases around the globe.Analysis reveals growth in the healthcare industry will center around the following 10 technologies:Surgical robots;Digital pathology;Neuroprosthetics;Surgical lasers;Smart pills;Optical imaging;Health informatics;Integrated vital signs monitoring;Artificial organs; andFour-dimensional (4-D) ultrasound imaging.New modalities such as neuroprosthesis and hybrid imaging are moving towards commercialization. Technologies already in the early commercialization phase, including smart pills and surgical robots, will find widespread uses across applications.“The strong merits of the top 10 medical device and imaging technologies attract the attention of large and small healthcare companies alike,” said Frost & Sullivan TechVision Senior Research Analyst Bhargav Rajan. “Traditionally, cautious tier-1 firms stake claim in these pioneering modalities directly or indirectly through funding, tie-ups and acquisitions.”A common thread connecting the 10 solutions is their scope for convergence with non-medical platforms. Innovations in electronics, sensors, information technology and advanced manufacturing are actively powering product and technology progress in medical and imaging devices. Non-healthcare businesses such as Google and IBM invest in these technologies.“Stringent regulatory requirements as well as a competitive intellectual property landscape prolong the time-to-market and strain returns on investment,” noted Rajan. “Collaborative and multi-cluster advancements in conjunction with non-healthcare industries will significantly reduce development times and lower barriers to market entry.”Once commercialized, these multidisciplinary medical and imaging devices with long lifespans will consistently influence market potential, research and development, and global adoption over several years.For more information: www.frost.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Hilton Curacao will reopen as Dreams Curacao in Dec 2019

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In Syria Sunni rebels besiege Shiite villages

first_img Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Sponsored Stories “They kept me in an underground room for six days,” recounted the father of two. Three others were also held there, he said, though their captors did not abuse them. They were eventually released in a prisoner exchange.Now dirt mounds _ and in some cases slabs of limestone _ block the roads leading into Zahraa and Nubl. Rebels have set up checkpoints, and snipers are positioned in empty buildings. Zahraa has its own snipers, on a hill overlooking the road, and they open fire on anyone they see trying to get into the village, fearful of rebel attacks. The barricades were the closest The Associated Press was able to get to the two villages.In the distance, Syria’s national flag _ now the symbol of Assad’s regime _ was flying from a water tower in Zahraa, unlike the rebel flags raised in Sunni towns. The Shiites in Zahraa and Nubl are coping with the siege by relying on supplies from a friendly Kurdish village on the other side. But they cannot venture further than that for fear of being killed or kidnapped. Government helicopters land there twice a day, bringing in supplies.For Beyanon and a cluster of nearby Sunni villages _ Hayan, Retan, Haritan and Mayer _ the feud means they can no longer go into the two larger Shiite villages, or have access to their restaurants, better-stocked grocery stores, mechanics and doctors. The two villages have the area’s only high school, along with a vocational institute. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement There have been countless cases of tit-for-tat slayings between Sunnis and Alawites or Shiites across much of the country. In the main cities, mixed Alawite-Sunni neighborhoods are fast disappearing, as residents of one sect are driven out by the other or flee to areas where their community is the majority.In neighboring Idlib province, which has been the scene of heavy fighting, a Shiite leader from the village of Kifaraya said his son-in-law was kidnapped seven months ago by Sunnis.“I hope it is all part of the war and that it will go away when it is over and we can live together again in peace,” said Abu Abdullah Hassaneh. “I am not pointing an accusing finger at anyone. It is haram (religiously prohibited) to do so.”In a wider context, Syria’s sectarian fault lines reflect a divide in the region. Shiite powerhouses Iran and Hezbollah have backed Syria, while Sunni Egypt, Saudi Arabia and their smaller Arab allies have aided the rebels and called on Assad to step down. Syria’s rebels accuse Hezbollah guerrillas and Iraqi Shiite hard-liners of fighting alongside Assad’s forces, though they offer no proof.While Syrian opposition politicians in exile speak of inclusion and equality in a post-Assad Syria, the Sunni rebels on the ground bitterly talk of the need to exact retribution against Alawites they say victimized them for decades. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Al-Hajji and fighters of the rebel Free Syrian Army insist they will lift the siege on Zahraa and Nubl if the government forces and Shabiha surrender.But their desire for vengeance shows through. They say the Shiite villagers are doing more than providing sanctuary for the regime loyalists and accuse them of taking part in kidnappings and sniping at Sunnis.Al-Hajji’s wife’s brother was wounded in a recent firefight with Sunnis, he said, but her family said nothing of his injury. They are also evasive when she asks them about conditions in the two villages.Al-Hajji’s 62-year-old father, Abdou al-Hajji, adopts a conciliatory tone when speaking about the divides. He notes how Sunnis “embraced” Shiites who fled Lebanon during Hezbollah’s war with Israel in 2006.“We have long lived in peace alongside the Shiites,” the elder al-Hajji said. “We shared joy in weddings and grief in funerals.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The bitterness and reprisals between neighbors illustrate how the civil war has torn apart the longtime coexistence among ethnic and religious groups in Syria. And it points to the perils of sectarian divisions that lie ahead for the nation of 21 million as the war worsens.Zahraa and Nubl make up a small pocket of Shiites, mostly regime loyalists, in this overwhelmingly Sunni region in the northern countryside of Aleppo province. The siege has its roots in months of tensions since the Sunni-led revolt against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011. Sunnis in the area say pro-regime gunmen, known as Shabiha, operated from the two villages, attacking nearby towns as they rose up against Assad.The violence fueled a cycle of tit-for-tat killings and kidnappings and tore apart the social fabric between the sects.Then in July, rebels overwhelmed most of Aleppo province, driving out government forces and taking control of the region’s towns and villages. The tables were turned: Many Assad loyalists fled to Zahraa and Nubl for refuge, and the rebels clamped down their siege, seeking revenge.Perhaps more than anyone, Bashar al-Hajji feels the impact of the rift. A native of Beyanon, a Sunni village of 5,000 across the main north-south highway from Zahraa and Nubl, he’s the only Sunni in town who’s married to a Shiite. His wife of five years is from Zahraa. Associated PressBEYANON, Syria (AP) – Anyone who tries to slip out of the Shiite villages of Zahraa and Nubl is risking his life. Sunni rebel snipers stand ready to gun down anyone who dares. Roads are blocked with barricades and checkpoints.For more than three months, Syria’s rebels have imposed a smothering siege on the villages, home to around 35,000 people, maintaining they are a den of pro-regime gunmen responsible for killing and kidnapping Sunnis from nearby towns. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 0 Comments   Share   “Our villages are poor. Zahraa and Nubl are rich and have so much that we don’t have,” said al-Hajji, one of six siblings born to a retired military man with 30 years of service in the air force as an aircraft mechanic.The tears in the social fabric are nationwide. Syria’s multiple sects, religions and ethnicities long coexisted _ not always completely in tune, but usually more harmoniously than in neighboring Lebanon. The country is predominantly Sunni Muslim, while Shiites make up a tiny proportion, less than 5 percent, though exact numbers are not known.The most serious split is between Sunnis and Alawites, an offshoot sect of Shiism that makes up about 15 percent of the population and dominates Assad’s regime. Assad and his family are Alawites and elevated their community to top military and government positions.Like the Alawites, Syria’s small Shiite community has largely sided with Assad’s regime, as has the small Christian minority, which fears the rise of Sunni fundamentalists if Assad falls.“Syria has sustained sectarian scars that will simply take a long time to heal,” said Loai Hussein, an opposition political activist. “There has been a great deal of polarization, some of which is encouraged by neighboring countries.” Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project “I am caught between the two sides,” said al-Hajji, a 28-year-old mechanic who is not just Sunni but follows the sect’s most conservative school, Salafism.His wife’s family shuns him and is persistently telling her to leave him and come home to Zahraa.“They know that I am a Salafi, and they think it is permitted for me to kill Shiites,” said al-Hajji, sitting in the yard of the family’s home in Beyanon.“Well, if this is the case, I don’t have to go far to kill one,” he said, nodding toward his house.Al-Hajji limps from a gunshot wound he suffered in February, when a gang of Shiites from Zahraa beat and kidnapped him.“Only when my family and others kidnapped about 20 of their own and threatened to kill them was I released,” he said. He showed a photograph taken after his release, his face bruised and a deep cut across his cheek.He pointed to a neighborhood of Zahraa in the distance and said it had been home to pro-regime snipers and machine gun nests that shot at “everything that moves” in Beyanon.“They killed and wounded so many of us, we had to block the road,” he said.A friend, Khaled Mohammed Saraj, a 29-year-old carpenter, was kidnapped by Shiites in July while driving near Zahraa at 6 a.m. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generationlast_img read more

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