Shooting survivor quits panel over timid Liberal record on assaultstyle guns

first_imgOTTAWA — Mass-shooting survivor Nathalie Provost has quit the federal firearms advisory committee in frustration, saying she is extremely disappointed with the Liberal government’s failure to crack down on assault-style rifles.Provost, who was shot four times during the 1989 attack by a gunman at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique, says she feels used by a government unwilling to take the steps needed to make Canadians safer.The Canadian Press obtained a copy of Provost’s resignation letter sent today to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and ministers Ralph Goodale and Bill Blair, the cabinet members responsible for firearms issues.Provost, who served for more than two years on the committee, says the government systematically ignored her calls for an overhaul of the firearms classification system — a move that could tighten restrictions on some semi-automatic rifles.She claims the committee contributed nothing to the Liberal firearms bill recently passed by Parliament — legislation she considers very timid.Provost says the government could immediately ban a range of assault-style rifles by regulation, but there is no indication it will act before the fall election.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


first_img Twitter Toronto Raptors star basketball player Kawhi Leonard has filed a federal lawsuit against Nike. Kawhi claims he designed the logo that appeared on his Nike apparel and the sportswear company, unbeknownst to him, “falsely” claimed it created the logo in a copyright registration.A Nike spokesman did not immediately return a message.The lawsuit was filed Monday in United States District Court in Southern California. Leonard is from San Diego. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Last week, the New York Times reported that the Los Angeles Clippers “have quietly looked into the feasibility of purchasing the portion of the rights to Leonard’s ‘Klaw’ logo that is still owned by Nike.” Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

UN underlines importance of sustainable use of Iraqi Marshlands as water resource

Since the 1970s, more than 90 per cent of the original Iraqi Marshlands area has been desiccated through the combined actions of upstream damming and systematic draining. As a result, by 2000, the only remaining marsh was a portion of Al-Hawizeh on the southern border with Iran, according to the report, entitled Managing Change in the Marshlands: Iraq’s Critical Challenge.In the 1990s, much of the settlements and livelihoods of the Marsh Arabs were destroyed in organized attacks against the Marsh communities, forcing the majority of people to leave. An estimated more than 75,000 Marsh Arabs fled to Iran, with around 100,000 others settling elsewhere in Iraq, according to the report, which calls for the development of a “national vision” for the management and governance of the Marshlands.The Marshlands area is subject to a range of pressures, including upstream water management, climate change, competition over land and resources, economic development and key demographic trends, according to the report prepared by the UN Integrated Water Task Force, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), within the context of the first four-year UN Development Assistance Framework for Iraq.Water quality in the Marshlands is poor and generally not safe for human consumption in many areas. It is also less suitable for agriculture and other economic uses, the report points out. The loss of permanent natural habitat and the diversity of life has degraded the overall health of the Marshlands ecosystems and diminished their capacity to support Iraqis.“The ability to mobilize governance to manage these pressures will ultimately determine the future development of the Marshlands. Addressing these drivers of change will require devising a policy framework that enables action at different levels and groups of actors,” the report points out.Policy decisions will have to address trade-offs among current uses of the Marshlands and between current and future uses, according to the document.It points out that important trade-offs involve those between agricultural production and water quality, land use and biodiversity, development of oil industry water use and aquatic biodiversity, and current water use for irrigation and future agricultural production.“Sustainable development of the Marshlands requires striking a balance between development at the national and local levels, including a just compromise between competing interests,” the report notes. 25 August 2011Marshlands in Iraq must be managed in a manner that balances the various benefits derived from the ecosystems, including food and clean water for the country’s people, as well as climate control, according to a United Nations report released today. read more

Range of issues of global concern discussed in UN SecretaryGenerals meetings with

The meeting between the Secretary-General and the President of Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki, saw the two men discuss the North African nation’s constitution-making process and women’s empowerment, as well as the President’s efforts to promote economic recovery and regional integration within the Arab Maghreb Union. They also discussed the impact of recent attacks in Tunisia by extremists. Libya’s democratic transformation process, as well as the security situation in the country following the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, was a topic for discussion in the Secretary-General’s meeting with President of the General National Congress of Libya, Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf. They also discussed continued cooperation with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), and they agreed on the importance of the Alliance of Civilizations, especially in light of the recent intolerance and violence. Mr. Ban also underlined the need for a comprehensive review of the status of conflict-related detainees, and both men agreed on the need for human rights and due process to be respected. Senegal’s long-running conflict in its southern Casamance region, as well as the latest developments regarding the prosecution of former Chadian Head of State Hissennè Habré, were covered in the Secretary-General’s meeting with the African country’s President Macky Sall. They also exchanged views on the situation in Guinea-Bissau, Mali and the Sahel region, and on ways for the international community to support the region in addressing these crises. In addition, they discussed the importance of international partnerships to try to alleviate the problems resulting from global climate change, as well as drought in the Sahel.The situation in Mali was also discussed in the Secretary-General’s meeting with the Foreign Affairs Minister of Burkina Faso, Djibrill Yipènè Bassolé. In addition, they discussed the upcoming electoral process in Burkina Faso and exchanged views on the situation in Côte d’Ivoire. In his meeting with the President of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, the Secretary-General welcomed the African leader’s efforts to engage in national dialogue with opposition parties and encouraged him to work towards the creation of a more conducive environment for the conduct of legislative elections. Mr. Ban and the President also discussed Togo’s efforts towards the achievement of the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the areas of education and agriculture. The UN chief underscored the importance of Africa’s constant efforts towards enhanced regional unity, coordination and cooperation for peace and sustainable development – and he urged Togo to continue to play a leading role in this regard. Meeting with the Vice-President of South Sudan, Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, the Secretary-General commended the Government, and its President Salva Kiir in particular, for reaching agreements with the Government of Sudan on post-secession issues at a meeting in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa earlier this week. The two men also discussed the current situation in South Sudan, particularly in the state of Jonglei. Meeting with Burundi’s First Vice-President, Therence Sinunguruza, the Secretary-General thanked the African country for its contribution to peace in Somalia and welcomed its readiness to participate in peacekeeping efforts. They also discussed the human rights situation and peace consolidation efforts in Burundi, including the establishment of the truth and reconciliation commission and preparations for the next elections. In their meeting, the Secretary-General and the Federal Minister for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Michael Spindelegger, discussed a range of issues of mutual interest, including the Western Balkans, the Alliance of Civilizations and its upcoming Annual Forum to be held in Vienna in February 2013, and efforts to reform the UN Secretariat. The two men also agreed that it is essential for the international community to pursue mutual understanding, tolerance and cooperation through cross-cultural dialogue. The situations in Syria and Afghanistan were among the topics discussed in the meeting between the Secretary-General and Sweden’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Bildt.They agreed on the gravity of the situation in Syria, and the urgent need to find a solution and to address the humanitarian crisis there. Concerning Afghanistan, they discussed the upcoming elections and the importance of ensuring continued and long-term international commitment to support the Afghan people towards national reconciliation and stability. The Secretary-General exchanged views on developments in the Western Balkans in his meeting with Slovenia’s Prime Minister, Janez Janša. They also discussed issues relating to the principle known as the responsibility to protect, and the involvement and participation of civil society in this context, in addition to discussing the situation in Syria.Malta’s role as a strong advocate for tackling climate change, as well as its contributions to international efforts to combat piracy, was discussed in the Secretary-General’s meeting with the Mediterranean nation’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dr. Tonio Borg, They also exchanged views on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa and Malta’s strategic role as “a bridge between North and South,” in addition to discussing the immigration and refugee issue in the Mediterranean region. The Secretary-General commended Malta’s efforts in this regard and recalled the importance of upholding the human rights of those affected.The President of Albania, Bujar Nishani, emphasized his country’s commitment to UN principles and actions – especially regarding human rights, women’s empowerment and peacekeeping – in his meeting with the Secretary-General.They discussed developments in Albania and UN-Albanian cooperation, and Mr. Ban thanked Albania for its support in piloting the UN’s Delivering as One initiative. They also exchanged views on progress in the areas of peace and stability in the region. In the meeting between the Secretary-General and San Marino’s Minister for Foreign and Political Affairs, Antonella Mularoni, the two discussed the political and economic situation in the small landlocked nation and in Europe, with Mr. Ban thanking San Marino for its continuing support to the UN. The Secretary-General discussed regional cooperation – particularly the need to find a mutually acceptable solution to the region’s water and energy challenges – in a meeting with Turkmenistan’s Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Rashid Meredov.The two men also recognized the useful role of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) and its head. Uruguay’s presidency of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council and its participation in UN peacekeeping operations were discussed in the Secretary-General’s meeting with the Latin American country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Luis Almagro. Other topics discussed included the implementation of the Delivering as One programme in Uruguay, the issue of drug control and regional developments.In the meeting between the Secretary-General and the Crown Prince of Brunei Darussalam, Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the two men discussed issues related to UN-Brunei cooperation and the UN-Association of Southeast Asian Nations Comprehensive Partnership. Also on Friday, the Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, met with Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Narayan Kaji Shrestha. They exchanged views on Nepal’s peace and constitution-making process and the economic and social situation in the country, including the MDGs. The Deputy Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the role of the United Nations in Nepal’s peace process, and briefed Mr. Eliasson on current efforts to end the political deadlock and to move forward, including possibly through new elections. The Deputy Secretary-General was encouraged by the new efforts and urged the Nepalese parties to complete the constitution-making process without delay while protecting the gains achieved so far. The pair also exchanged views on the importance of transitional justice and international standards in the context of Nepal’s peace process, and Mr. Eliasson expressed his appreciation for Nepal’s contribution to United Nations peacekeeping. read more

Chernobyl with disasters effects still being felt after 30 years UN renews

Gas mask at the Elementary School village of Krasne, Chernobyl. Photo: Exploring the Zone/Philip Grossman Noting that the most visible sign of current international cooperation efforts may be the New Safe Confinement structure – which is now nearing completion and should make the reactor complex stable and environmentally safe for the next 100 years – Mr. Mulet said the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul next month will ask leaders to consider multidisciplinary strategies that include prevention, preparedness and response.‘Complacency must be avoided at all costs’Echoing this message in a statement issued from Vienna, Austria, the Director General of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, said Chernobyl led to a leap forward in global cooperation on nuclear safety, including the adoption of the Convention on Nuclear Safety.“Countries with nuclear power began sharing information and experience in a way they never had before. The IAEA’s mandate on nuclear safety was enhanced. IAEA Safety Standards were expanded,” stated the IAEA chief. However, despite these improvements, he said the world was confronted with another serious accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan in 2011.“In the five years since then, considerable improvements have been made in nuclear safety throughout the world,” he added. “But the key lesson from both Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi for everyone involved in nuclear power – plant operators, governments and regulators – is that safety can never be taken for granted. Complacency must be avoided at all costs.” “Today, we remember the human cost of the disaster. We remember those who sacrificed their own lives to prevent this disaster from becoming even worse,” Mogens Lykketoft, the President of the General Assembly, told delegates attending a commemoration at UN Headquarters in New York. Thirty years ago, the accident – widely considered one of the most severe in the history of the nuclear power industry – caused a huge release of radio-nucleoids over large areas of Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, devastating the region’s mostly rural economy and uprooting more than 300,000 people.“Livelihoods lost almost 30 years ago have yet to recover fully and many affected are still struggling to overcome poverty, exclusion and the stigma of contaminated regions,” Mr. Lykketoft noted. He highlighted that this year, along-side this 30th anniversary, the global community is also marking the end of the Decade of Recovery and Sustainable Development for Chernobyl-affected Regions, with a series of activities taking place in the affected countries included a high level conference in Minsk which began yesterday. A photo exhibition entitled ‘Chernobyl, tragedy, lessons, hope’ is also on display at the UN in New York.New awareness of safety issues since ChernobylSpeaking at the event on behalf of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Chef de Cabinet Edmond Mulet said the tragedy of Chernobyl will always be linked with nuclear safety.“The accident led to a new awareness of safety issues and to major improvements in the regulation of nuclear plants around the world. The Chernobyl disaster also brought the international community together to support the enormous efforts of local, regional and national authorities,” he said. read more

Logo for Beach Handball IHF World Championship in Kazan 2018 – presented

With the 2018 IHF Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball World Championships less than 150 days away preparations are heating up in the Russian host city of Kazan as it prepares to welcome the best 32 men’s and women’s teams from around the world, announced IHF.Helping to raise awareness and support of the event, a stand-out logo and identity are crucial to the success of any tournament and Kazan 2018 have taken the first step by revealing their logo.The colorful and distinct logo features the head of a ‘Zilant’ a legendary creature, which is somewhere between a dragon and a wyvern and which has been the official symbol of Kazan city since 1730.In the logo, which also incorporates the year of the tournament and a beach handball itself, Zilant can be seen breathing fire – representing energy and the power of the game – over a stylised sea and sand.Zilant has become known as the king of snakes, a powerful dragon who has legendary creative power and represents life, immortality, eternal rebirth, cosmic supernatural force, greatness, wisdom, and invincibility. He is kind to people and protects them.The mythical creature is featured in the coat of arms of Kazan and can be seen at various points across the city, including in the metro system and through works of art. Kazan even had a handball teamed named ‘HC KAI Zilant’ who appeared in the EHF Men’s Challenge Cup in 2002/03. Beach handball ← Previous Story HBC Nantes, PSG Handball, Chambery and Montpellier for French Cup 2018 trophy Next Story → BLOG: Huttenberg or Wisla? The time is now… read more

Twitter reaches 200 million users and 110 million tweets per day

first_imgWith Facebook featuring heavily in the spotlight this month (for good and bad reasons) you sometimes forget that there are other social network platforms around.Twitter, with its micro blogging service, has been quietly but steadily gaining registered users in the background. In fact, it appears that Twitter has now reached nearly 200 million registered users (mind you not all of these may be actively posting tweets), and that 110 million tweets per day are being posted as of the January 1.AdChoices广告Whilst it pales in comparison to the number of registered Facebook users it is still an impressive amount, especially as back in September of last year it had 160 million registered users and 95 million tweets per day.Twitter recently launched its service in Korean, which makes this its seventh language. Apparently the Korean people seem to love posting tweets. According to Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, who visited Seoul recently at a press conference, Twitter has seen 3,400% growth of Korean language tweets in 2010 alone, making this one of the fastest growing tweet languages in general.Read more at Forbeslast_img read more

Dance speaks Louder Than Words

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Sydney theatregoers will be treated to two world premiere performances thanks to a Greek Australian dance collaboration.As part of The Sydney Dance Company’s Louder Than Words season, Australian dancers will bring to life the artistic vision of some of Europe’s most prolific artists.Choreographed by Rafael Bonachela and Andonis Foniadakis, Louder Than Words runs from 8 to 18 October 2014 at The Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay.Dancers express the primal fury of Foniadakis in the world premiere of Parenthesis, which explores the sensuality and disorder of human intimacy. Working to a tight schedule, the dancers had just 30 days to meet, practice and master the piece.“It happened really quickly, within ten days we had our first draft of the show,” said dancer Juliette Barton.Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis is known for conjuring restless energy, at once brash and beautiful.“Each of the dancers were asked to work on building a phrase for themselves, a movement phrase that was a common speech, so something that I would do or say that was representative of me,” she continued.Foniadakis’ choreographic stardom sky-rocketed four years ago on the back of a string of highly praised works for well-respected dance companies worldwide including the darkly aggressive Kosmos for Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, the beautiful Echo for the Martha Graham company, the explosive Horizons for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and the elegant Glory for Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve. Foniadakis is a choreographer who does everything at full throttle. He runs his own project-based company while juggling international commissions in Europe, the United States and now Australia.“The dancers are great, they are at a very high level. The way they work is very focused, I mean it is amazing … for me it is a great opportunity to work with those dancers,” said assistant choreographer Markella Manoliadi.Parenthesis is performed alongside Bonachela’s new work Scattered Rhymes. The dancers follow a cappella renditions of fourteenth century poems. Bonachela and Foniadakis together present a manifesto for the future of dance – brash and beautiful, unapologetic and impossible to contain. From Bonachela’s measured grace to Foniadakis’ primal fury, this is an explosive choreography unified by a kinetic lexicon. Where words falter, movement speaks to us still.last_img read more

Greek Steps playgroup kinder dance open for enrolments

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Now open for enrolments, Greek Steps is offering a program for pre-school children aged one to five years old, with a Greek cultural focus.The program aims to develop children’s Greek language skills and to enhance their cultural knowledge through various activities including story telling, music, singing, games and dance. Keeping in mind the different stages of a child’s development, parents are given the option of two different time slots with activities to suit all levels. At the moment only morning sessions are being offered, with a 10.00 am group for 1 to 3-year-olds and an 11.00 am group for children aged 3 years and above.Greek Steps currently offers its playgroup and kinder dance services in Brighton, Belmore, Bexley, Marrickville and Liverpool, however it is also looking to open playgroups in more locations as the need arises.When: Groups commence in February 2015 Where: Brighton, Belmore, Bexley, Marrickville and Liverpool.If you wish to see Greek Steps in your area phone 0413114930 or inbox the group via their Facebook page For more information visit read more

TCEM criticised on Grand Turk dump management residents calls on Government to

first_img Wheeland MP says ‘Enough is enough’; Official statement on Landfill fire Burning rubber at Provo Landfill; fire again blamed on arson… again Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: TCEM contract not renewed, Gov’t back in charge of dump sites Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 14, 2017 – Grand Turk – A Grand Turk resident says the company hired to manage the dump is doing a terrible job and he believes it is causing the mosquito problem which led to the recent outbreak of Dengue Fever at HJ Robinson High School.In a photo sent to Magnetic Media, we can see a high mound of tires stacked at the Grand Turk dump, dry dusty grounds and a few stray dogs milling about – none of this should be happening according to the contract arranged between TCIG and Turks and Caicos Environmental Management or TCEM.Since 2012, TCEM was given the exclusive waste management contract for the dumps in Provo and Grand Turk; the country pays $1.5 million per year for them to do this and still a recent photo of Grand Turk and a recent visit to the Providenciales site revealed several breaches.There is no tire shredder, no security guard, dry grounds so there is dust flying when TCEM is mandated to keep the area water soaked and no perimeter fencing to keep animals out of the dumps.   Magnetic Media stopped by the Provo office of TCEM to get comment, days later there is still no explanation from the company on why it has faltered on its agreement.   A media report late last year exposed these vexing issues and TCEM had vowed to fix the problems; months later though there is no change.The resident of Grand Turk called upon the new PDM Administration to bring about the ‘change’ it promised and asks Government to force Turks and Caicos Environmental Management to live up to its agreement in full; that agreement is for five years.#MagneticMediaNews #GrandTurkdumpsite #TCEM Related Items:#GrandTurkdumpsite, #magneticmedianews, #TCEMlast_img read more

Hafiz Saeeds arrest was result of great pressure exerted by

first_imgWashington: United States President Donald Trump Wednesday said the arrest of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed by Pakistan as a result of “great pressure” exerted by his administration on Islamabad in the last two years. Saeed, a UN-designated terrorist whom the US has placed a USD 10 million bounty on, was arrested by the anti-terrorism authorities of the Punjab Province while he was going to Gujranwala from Lahore on Wednesday morning. Also Read – Prominent Hong Kong activists targeted in wave of arrests Advertise With Us A Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) team intercepted him near Gujranwala city (some 80-km from Lahore) and arrested him on terror financing charges, a CTD said. Saeed’s arrest comes just days ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden visit to the US and talks with President Trump who has previously admonished Pakistan for not doing enough to rein in terror groups operating from its soil. Also Read – Weak European inflation bolsters case for stimulus Advertise With Us “After a ten-year search, the so-called ‘mastermind’ of the Mumbai terror attacks has been arrested in Pakistan. Great pressure has been exerted over the last two years to find him!” said Trump who is scheduled to meet Khan at his Oval Office on Monday, 22 July. However, former Pakistan ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani contested Trump’s tweets and said that the official who gave the President such information should be fired. Advertise With Us “Finding him was never an issue. He operated freely and was highly visible. He has been arrested and released many times over,” he said. “The President should “immediately fire whoever gave him the wrong information,” Haqqani said in a tweet with other people also expressing their opinion on the arrest. “Found?? The man had been leading prayers in the largest cricket stadium of the country for years & riding horses to the national monument in Lahore, Pakistan,” tweeted columnist Mohammad Taqi. Saeed was presented before an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Gujranwala that sent him on judicial remand for seven days. He was subsequently shifted to Lahore’s high-security Kot Lakhpat jail, Pakistani officials said. Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) is believed to be the front organisation for the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) which is responsible for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people, including American nationals. He was listed under UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December 2008. The US Department of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and the US, since 2012, has offered a USD 10 million reward for information that brings the JuD chief to justice. The CTD on July 3 had registered 23 FIRs against 13 top leaders of the JuD including Saeed on the charges of “terror financing” in different cities of Punjab province. Under pressure from the international community, Pakistani authorities have launched investigations into matters of the LeT, the JuD and its charity wing the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) regarding their holding and use of trusts to raise funds for terrorism financing. Trump has repeatedly asked Pakistan to abide by its UN Security Council commitments to deny terrorists safe haven and block their access to funds. The Pakistani government had also recently arrested the JuD’s second-in-command Abdul Rehman Makki, who is brother-in-law of Saeed, on the charges of making a public speech and terror financing charges. Saeed was keeping a low profile at his Lahore’s Jauhar Town residence after the Imran Khan government took control of the JuD and the FIF properties including seminaries and mosques across the country following international pressure built up after the Pulwama attack carried out by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.last_img read more

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal 2019 Indian Wells Masters semifinal TV listings

first_imgJulian Finney/Getty ImagesTennis legend Roger Federer will take on former world number one Rafael Nadal in the semi final of the 2019 Indian Wells Masters on Saturday, 16 March [Sunday, 17 March in India].What time is the matchThe tennis match, which is the semi final clash between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal starts approximately at 12:50am IST [on Sunday]. The match between the two tennis legend is scheduled after the first semi final between Dominic Thiem and Milos Raonic. The first semi final starts at 11:30pm IST [Saturday], which is at 11am local time.How to live stream onlineATP’s official website provides live stream of the match. Son Liv will provide users to follow the match using laptop and desktop. Son Liv app will also provide the coverage of the match.TV ListingsIndia – Sony NetworkSri Lanka – Sony NetworkPakistan – Sony NetworkMaldives – Sony NetworkNepal – Sony NetworkBangladesh – Sony NetworkBhutan – Sony NetworkAfghanistan – Sony NetworkSingapore – Star HubHong Kong – PCCWMiddle East – beIN SportsIsrael – Sport1USA – ESPNCanada – TSNBrazil – GlobosatUSA – Tennis ChannelAustralia – ESPN GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty ImagesPreviewRoger Federer made it to the last four of the Indian Wells Masters of this year by defeating Hubert Hurkacz of Poland comfortably in the quarter final. The Swiss tennis legend was successful in having a straight set win. The final score line of the match between Roger Federer and Hubert Hurkacz was 6-4, 6-4 in the former world number one’s favour.Roger Federer’s opponent for the next match is Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has defeated Karen Khachanov to make it to the semi final of the 2019 Indian Wells Masters. Rafael Nadal was struggled with knee injury and he had to take time away for medical reasons. Despite the discomfort, Rafael Nadal defeated Karen Khachanov in straight sets. Both the sets were won on tie breakers. The final score line was 7-6, 7-6 in Rafael Nadal’s favour.Rafael Nadal will face Roger Federer for the first time in two years in the semi final of the 2019 Indian Wells Masters.last_img read more

Baltimore Officials Seek Crackdown on Landlords over Lead Exposure

first_imgToo many Baltimore landlords are renting “under the radar”—that is, failing to register their rental properties with the Maryland Department of the Environment—and lead exposure and poisoning is often the end result, according to City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke.In February, the Baltimore City Council adopted a resolution calling for increased cooperation between city, state and federal officials to bring Baltimore’s lead paint poisoning crisis under control.  Lawmakers also want to see additional state-level changes that will better protect Baltimore’s children.  Currently, more than 56,000 Baltimore children under age six are at risk from lead poisoning, according to Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner.But communication between City and State lawmakers on lead compliance hasn’t heated up following last month’s City Council resolution, said Clarke.“So many landlords have just stopped registering their units and certifying their units,” she said. “People really don’t have a dependable guideline about where to rent.  First of all the landlords have to register their properties and then from there go through the certification process.”Effective January 2015, landlords owning rental units built prior to 1978 must register with the Maryland Department of the Environment within 30 days of property acquisition.  Lead inspections are required of all registered properties and must be conducted by an MDE accredited lead paint inspector.“We need more oversight from the state” said Pat Clarke. “It is a requirement for landlords to register. If we don’t even know where the units are, the whole process breaks down.”It remains unclear how many properties in Baltimore contain lead paint. Many rental properties are not registered.  The Baltimore City Health Department maintains a list of properties with active lead level violations; more than 400 addresses are currently listed including both occupied and unoccupied dwellings.  There is no proactive city mandate for lead paint certification.The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) acknowledged that gaps exist in the Lead Paint Registry system.“We are working to improve our technology with better computer databases that will allow our program to operate more efficiently and allow renters to more easily get information” said MDE spokesman Jay Apperson.City and state officials also disagree on the number of certified lead testers needed to ensure properties are being inspected.“We need to recruit and train more inspectors and certified lead removal technicians,” said Clarke.Apperson contends that the state has enough inspectors.“The department’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has sufficient, dedicated funding and staff whose work is multiplied significantly through work with partners such as Baltimore City and Green and Healthy Homes,” he said. “We are happy to work with any other party that wants to support this important effort.”MDE relies on private lead certification inspectors, but the state recently drew criticism after a private inspector erroneously certified multiple properties “lead-free.”  As a result, nearly 400 families are being urged to submit to lead tests to ensure they have not been exposed.City lawmakers also expressed concern about the disparity between federal and State definitions of lead blood poisoning. In Maryland, the legal level for lead blood poisoning is 10 micrograms per deciliter. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced in 2012 that there is no safe level for lead in the human body.“These poisoned children are already below the radar screen,” Clarke and co-sponsors of the City’s lead poisoning resolution stated.Lead can be breathed-in, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin. Even microscopic levels of lead dust can cause neurological effects in children, according to the CDC.last_img read more

Steven Universe collabs with reknowned anime studio Trigger

first_imgYou can watch the episode over on Amazon. On Hori’s personal Tumblr, he announced the project with this message:“Boarded by Colin Howard, Jeff Liu and Rebecca Sugar. I participate as an animator. This is the first collaboration of Steven Crewniverse and studio TRIGGER! Rebecca-san, from the bottom of my heart, I’m most grateful to have been given this opportunity. And let me express my heartfelt appreciation to all of the staff!”Hori has always been a huge fan of Steven Universe. One quick look at his Twitter shows that he has a long history of drawing fan art of the characters in his spare time, and is constantly retweeting other animators on the show. There’s just so much animator-on-animator love here, you guys. Take a peek at some of his amazing Steven Universe fan art here. Steven Universe got a little push from the anime universe in this week’s episode when Takafumi Hori of the Japanese anime studio Trigger lent his talents to the animation.Hori has done key animation and direction for Trigger on Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia, but also did stellar work at anime studio Madhouse where he helped create Ninja Scroll, Redline, and Summer Wars.This week’s episode, titled Mindful Education, shows Steven and Connie battling their inner demons over past experiences and learning how to cope with them together. Hori assisted on several sequences for the episode, and it’s obvious that the bulk occurs in the dream-like meditation session between Steven and Connie.Take a peek at some of the lovely scenes from this week’s episode below. Beware! There are spoilers! <> <>last_img read more

Police assaulted by invaders attempting to reclaim Tulum land

first_imgThe land is located between a primary school and Aldea Zama. Several people were arrested in the nighttime assault. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Photo: Policía Municipal The assault happened during the nighttime hours when a group of illegal invaders who were recently evicted from the land, returned. In an attempt to reclaim the property, they began throwing stones at on-site police who were there to guard the land and ensure the invaders did not return. The squatters, who consisted of about 40 families calling themselves Yokolk’lin, were evicted earlier that morning by police armed with a judicial order after they were found illegal, having lived on the land since 2016. center_img Tulum, Q.R. — Squatters who had recently been evicted from land in Tulum, returned to make their claim, assaulting police officers guarding the property. In turn, police fired their guns into the air with reports of several municipal and state officers being physically assaulted with sticks by those trying to take back the land. last_img read more

KLAS Report lifeIMAGE Leads Enterprise Image Exchange Market

first_img 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 News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 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 | 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 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. News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more January 25, 2016 — lifeIMAGE announced that it was found to be the market leader in image exchange in a recent report from KLAS Enterprises Inc. The report, “Enterprise Imaging 2015: Strategies, Options and Vendor Performance,” was compiled through in-depth surveys with nearly 100 hospitals and health systems; 78 percent ranged in size from 200-1,000-plus beds, and 62 percent used electronic medical records from either Epic Systems Corp. or Cerner Corp.Provider organizations of all sizes find that lifeIMAGE is able to meet their image exchange needs, wrote Monique Rasband, author of “Enterprise Imaging 2015.” According to one hospital executive quoted in the report, “lifeIMAGE is good for us … because of their early installs and their experience with academic sites,” referencing the scalability of lifeIMAGE for small and large organizations.The report also showed that health systems are using image sharing across many specialties. In commentary offered by health systems in the report, another provider remarked, “We really like lifeIMAGE . . . We are able to view an image of the stroke protocol from anywhere and determine if a patient needs to be treated right away.”lifeIMAGE offers a comprehensive approach to enterprise image sharing: onsite image exchange network capabilities within a health system’s network integrated with vendor-neutral cloud capabilities for sharing globally. Image sharing is essential for diagnosis and treatment by all specialties, including cardiology, oncology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, radiology and burn care. At an increasing rate, large U.S. health systems are providing image sharing access to all clinicians and patients.lifeIMAGE also makes it possible for patients to access exams by promoting standards-based personal health record (PHR) applications.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享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 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Related Content 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. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. News | PACS Accessories | January 25, 2016 KLAS Report: lifeIMAGE Leads Enterprise Image Exchange Market Nearly 100 hospitals and health systems rated image exchange vendors for annual performance reportlast_img read more

Popular Russian channel to air in Cyprus from October

first_imgA new television channel featuring Russian content will be available on the Velister digital platform in the coming October, according to reports.It will retransmit content from Russia’s popular TNT (Tvoyo Novoye Televideniye, or Television for a New Millennium) channel.The free-to-air channel will operate under the brand ‘TNT Cyprus’. The company behind the venture, Cyprus Entertainment TV Ltd, has applied for and secured a licence from the broadcasting authority.The company is based in Cyprus and has local shareholders.The channel has already begun trial runs. A spokesman for the company said their aim was to broadcast 14 hours of Russian content a day with Greek subtitles, in order to draw in Cypriot viewers as well.There are an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 Russian nationals residing permanently in Cyprus.The channel will also be hosting local advertisements.According to Wikipedia, TNT was founded in 1997 and is considered one of the five most popular TV channels in Russia. At the beginning of 2012, it reached more than 104 million people.Although its target audience is viewers 14 to 44 years old, its core demographic is ages 18 to 30.The channel focuses on entertainment, particularly comedy series. Since 2001 it has been a member of the Gazprom-Media, the flagship TV channel of Gazprom-Media Entertainment TV.TNT’s main source of income is advertisements. It delivers its signal via satellites in four orbits.TNT reserves the rights to all original shows, and owns two of Russia’s largest production companies: Comedy Club Production and Good Story Media.Its audience share in Russia (as reported for the third quarter of 2013) was 7.9 per cent overall, 16.6 per cent in the 18-30 age bracket.TNT transmits in both 576 interlaced (standard definition) and 1080 interlaced (high definition). You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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