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Zverev survives 4hour marathonZverev survives 4hour marathon

first_imgParis: Alexander Zverev survived a bruising four-hour battle to reach the French Open second round on Tuesday while dangerman Juan Martin del Potro also progressed. German fifth seed Zverev, a quarter-finalist in Paris in 2018, battled past Australia’s John Millman 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3. The champion in Geneva last weekend fired 57 winners past world number 56 Millman who stunned Roger Federer at the US Open last year. However, he also committed 73 unforced errors on a blustery day in the French capital. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun”John is a tough player who beat Federer so I knew it would be difficult today,” said Zverev, bidding to become the first German man to win the Roland Garros title since Henner Henkel in 1937. “It was very windy today so that made the conditions very difficult. It was a first match against a great opponent. “I got through and that’s all that matters.” Next up for Zverev is Swedish qualifier Mikael Ymer, the world number 148 of Ethiopian origin, who marked his Grand Slam debut with a 6-0, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) win over Slovenia’s Blaz Rola. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up”He (Zverev) has very proven that he belongs up there,” said Ymer, the younger brother of fellow tour player Elias. “He is definitely one of the best in the game at the moment, so it’s a tough challenge.” Argentine eighth seed Del Potro, a semi-finalist in 2009 and 2018, made the second round with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 win over Chilean world number 58 Nicolas Jarry. “I think I’m playing well at the moment, but my main goal is still the knee, my health,” said Del Potro who is still feeling his way back after knee surgery. Next up for the giant Argentine is a clash against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka. Jarry lived and died by the sword on Court Suzanne Lenglen, his 47 winners almost cancelled out by his 41 unforced errors. Other early winners on Tuesday included Monte Carlo champion Fabio Fognini, seeded nine, who defeated Andreas Seppi in an all-Italian clash, 6-3, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3. Earlier, Djokovic laid down an early marker in his bid to hold all four Grand Slam titles simultaneously for the second time, powering past Polish youngster Hubert Hurkacz. The 15-time major champion impressed in a 6-4 6-2 6-2 triumph and will face Swiss lucky loser Henri Laaksonen in round two. “I was very solid. I’m happy with my game today,” said the top seed. “It’s a long tournament… But I just want to concentrate on my next match.”last_img read more

Will continue to pressure Centre State for compensation says RahulWill continue to pressure Centre State for compensation says Rahul

first_imgWayanad: Reaching out to the people of his Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency, devastated by landslips triggered by the recent rains, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he would continue to put pressure on the centre and state government to ensure that those affected were justly compensated.In Kerala for the second time this month, the Wayanad MP also said he will raise inParliament the issue of crop loss in the floods. Gandhi tweeted “Im in my parliamentary constituency, Wayanad for the next few days, visiting flood relief camps and reviewing rehabilitation work in the area. Much has been accomplished, but theres so much more that still needs to be done.” Addressing people at Cherupuzha in Mananthavady, Gandhi said during floods, it did not matter which religion, community or political party one belonged to, everybody worked together to fight the deluge. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”In today’s atmosphere you are a huge example to the whole country… The country can learn a lesson from you. Only when the country stands together,it progresses,” he said. Gandhi said he had written and spoken to the Prime Minister and state Chief Minister and told them that Wayanad was in “serious need” of their help. The congress leader also sought the support of Kerala’s ruling left in the development of Wayanad. “We can continue to fight ideologically, but we can also have a vision for the development of Wayanad,” he said. Gandhi, who arrived here Tuesday on a second visit to the consitutency this month, said he will stand with the people of his constituency and make sure that everyone gets compensated for the loss suffered during the second spell of the South West Monsoon rains from August 8.last_img read more

No person excluded from NRC to be detained MHANo person excluded from NRC to be detained MHA

first_imgNew Delhi: The Centre on Monday said no person excluded from the final NRC list will be detained till he or she exhausts all legalremedies. In a statement, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also said the Assam government has made necessary arrangements to provide legal aid to the needy amongst those excluded from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) through the district legal services authorities. “Persons left out of final NRC not to be detained under any circumstance till they exhaust all remedies available under law,” the statement said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’It added that such persons will continue to enjoy all rights as earlier, like any other citizen, e.g. right to employment, education and property, etc. The MHA said adequate judicial process is available for the people left out to appeal to the Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs) within 120 days from August 31, when the final NRC was published. To facilitate the appeals, 200 new FTs will be functional from Monday, in addition to 100 already existing, it said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAccording to the final NRC released on Saturday, out of the total 3.3 crore applicants, 3.11 crore figured in the list and names of about 19 lakh residents were excluded. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had said last week the exclusion of someone’s name from the final NRC does not amount to the person automatically becoming a foreigner as such a decision can be taken only by a foreigners’ tribunal after following proper legal process. “No one should be worried. No one should panic. Government is here to take care of everyone. Even those who will be excluded from the final list will get enough opportunity to prove their Indian citizenship,” he had said.last_img read more

Compensation for denied boarding flight delays included in draft air passenger billCompensation for denied boarding flight delays included in draft air passenger bill

first_imgOTTAWA – If you get bumped from a flight because of something like overbooking or left sitting in a plane on the tarmac, you could find yourself with a hefty cheque.The federal government has announced draft regulations for the new air passenger bill of rights. It includes compensation of up to $1,000 for delays and cancellations due to issues in an airline’s control.“So if there are matters like overbooking, a flight is cancelled because of low sales, that would entitle you to compensation,” NEWS 1130 Parliament Hill Reporter Cormac Mac Sweeney explains. “Although, if there are safety issues, such as a mechanical problem with an engine or if it is weather-related, you would not be entitled to that kind of compensation.”Anyone who is denied boarding a flight because of something like overbooking could be compensated up to $2,400 under these new regulations.Here are some of the highlights of the draft air passenger bill of rights. This is the press release #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) December 17, 2018According to the feds, the amount of compensation will vary depending on the size of the airline, as well as the impact on your travel plans.“In Europe, there are no criteria, none whatsoever,” Transport Minister Marc Garneau says. “There is no maximum time. In the United States, it’s three hours for domestic flights and it’s four hours for international flights.”In this country, compensation will be based on a sliding scale.“If it’s a delay that’s considered to be within the carrier’s responsibility, then after three hours there is a certain amount that you must be compensated,” Garneau adds. “After six hours, it’s a greater amount and after nine hours it’s a greater amount.”Transport Minister @MarcGarneau unveiling the draft regulations for the air passenger bill of rights. Includes compensation of up to $1000 for delays and cancellations due to issues in airline’s control. Up to $2400 for denied boarding for something like overbooking #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) December 17, 2018If an airline loses your luggage, the proposed bill would see airlines offer compensation, as well as a refund of any baggage fees.Other proposed regulations include an obligation for airlines to provide passengers with food, drink, and accommodation when flights are delayed, as well as a requirement for airlines to “communicate in a simple, clear way with passengers regarding their rights and recourses, and provide the reasons for flight delays and cancellations.”“Canadian air passenger regulations will apply to all air carriers flying into the country — they don’t have to be Canadian, by the way — out of the country, or across the country,” Garneau adds.If an airline does not comply with regulations that are agreed upon, they can face penalties of up to $25,000.The federal government is giving airlines 60 days to weigh in on the new proposed rules before moving forward.Public input is also required before the rules are finalized. The Canadian Transportation Agency hopes to have the new rules in place by July 1, 2019.last_img read more

Drake launches Toronto restaurant Pick 6ix pal LeBron James hosts preopening bashDrake launches Toronto restaurant Pick 6ix pal LeBron James hosts preopening bash

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The rapper’s new restaurant and bar, Pick 6ix Restaurant, was set to officially open Wednesday night. Pick 6ix is located on the southern stretch of tourist-friendly Yonge Street, steps from Union Station, the financial district and the Air Canada Centre, home to the Raptors. Twitter Advertisement Facebook Advertisement TORONTO — Drake fans in Toronto have a new spot in “the 6ix” to hit for possible sightings of the hip hop superstar and his famous pals. On Tuesday, Drake welcomed basketball star LeBron James to the venue, where the NBA player hosted a birthday party for his Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Dwyane Wade. The Cavaliers are in town to face the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. A press release notes that other attendees at the pre-opening bash included OVO Chubbs, DJ Charlie B, DJ Meel, Baka Not Nice, DJ Steph Floss, and Future The Prince. The new eatery — adorned in black and gold, according to promotional photos of the birthday bash — joins Drake’s other favourite restaurant hangout, Fring’s, owned by his business partner Angelo Ferraro and the family of celebrity chef Susur Lee.last_img read more

Mahagathbandhan’s impasse over seat sharing to end todayMahagathbandhan’s impasse over seat sharing to end today

first_imgNew Delhi: The impasse over of the fate of Grand Alliance in Bihar is set to end on Tuesday despite the fact that the marathon meeting with all the key partners of Mahagathbandhan remained inconclusive on Monday.As per the sources, the Congress has ‘agreed’ to ‘accept’ the new seat sharing formula just to keep the Grand Alliance intact and oust the ruling BJP government at the Centre. “During a series of meeting with Congress’ Bihar in-charge Shaktisinh Gohil, RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav and RLSP leaders, it has been decided that Congress would contest on single digit number of seats, while RJD to retain the lion’s share,” the party insiders said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”There is no question of breaking the alliance. We all have come together with a similar objective of defeating the communal forces. The agenda of the Grand Alliance is to safeguard the constitutional rights of the people of Bihar rather than serving for our own interests,” the party insiders said. As per the sources, the final decision in this regard would be taken on Monday night and it would be announced on Tuesday. The Congress, which was demanding 11 seats, may ‘agree’ to contest on nine seats, while RJD would contest on 20 seats, while other ally partners like Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP would get four seats, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM may get three seats, CPI (ML) to get one seat, Sharad Yadav’s Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) would get one seat and Mukesh Sahni’s party would get two seats. Bihar has a total of 40 Lok Sabha parliamentary constituencies.last_img read more

National Office of Mines and Hydrocarbons Denies Offering to Buy SAMIRNational Office of Mines and Hydrocarbons Denies Offering to Buy SAMIR

Casablanca – Morocco’s National Office of Mines and Hydrocarbons (ONHYM) has officially denied allegations that it had made an offer to purchase the SAMIR refinery.ONHYM has confirmed that it had no intention of purchasing the SAMIR, which is in the process of liquidating and actively looking for a buyer.In a communiqué shared with L’Economiste, the ONHYM stated that “following the circulation of articles relaying unfounded information about the secret negotiations between ONHYM and the AKWA group with the intention of acquiring the SAMIR refinery, ONHYM refutes these allegations.” On Friday, November 25, Afriquia also released a statement refuting the same allegations that it had intended to purchase the SAMIR. On June 1, the Court of Commerce of Casablanca announced that the Samir refinery would be liquidating after shareholders filed a claim with the court about company mismanagement.Meanwhile, the Moroccan economy could suffer quite a bit if the failure of the SAMIR refinery were to persist without a buyer. read more

UN presents 375 million aid plan to help Sri Lankans affected byUN presents 375 million aid plan to help Sri Lankans affected by

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) country team in Sri Lanka launched the action plan, which covers the period from September to December, in response to “serious humanitarian consequences have arisen from the spiralling conflict” in the north and east, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release.It also highlighted the “unprecedented” killing of 17 Sri Lankan employees of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Action Contre la Faim earlier this month, saying the murders dealt a “sharp blow to the security of humanitarian operations.”“There is an urgent need for restoring and safeguarding of humanitarian operational space to ensure effective access to allow the delivery of services and the monitoring of assistance programmes,” said Rashid Khalikov, Acting Director of OCHA in Geneva, while presenting the humanitarian action plan to Members States.Recurrent conflict has resulted in the breakdown of family structures and social safety nets in Sri Lanka. By the end of this month, the number of people displaced in the north and east will have risen to over 217,450, with an additional 9,200 people having sought refuge in India, OCHA said, warning that these figures may continue to increase.The inter-agency humanitarian plan identifies priority actions to be taken to provide protection, shelter, food, water and environmental sanitation, health care, education and livelihood support for affected populations, including those displaced.Fighting between Government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has intensified since April despite a ceasefire agreed in 2002 aimed at ending a conflict that has lasted for more than 20 years and claimed some 60,000 lives. read more

Smits Golder lift Valpo past UC Riverside 8273Smits Golder lift Valpo past UC Riverside 8273

VALPARAISO, Ind. — Derrik Smits scored 18 points with six rebounds and Markus Golder scored 16 and Valparaiso beat UC Riverside 82-73 on Sunday.Valparaiso (5-3) has won three of its last four and has scored at least 72 points in those games.The Crusaders never trailed and used an early 15-5 run to make it 30-16 on Bakari Evelyn’s 3-pointer with 6:47 before halftime. Valpo led 44-35 at the break. Menno Dijkstra and Ajani Kennedy made back-to-back 3s for UC Riverside (2-7) and reduced the Highlanders’ deficit to 57-52 with 12:23 to play but couldn’t get closer.Ryan Fazekas scored 14 points for the Crusaders, Deion Lavender scored 12 with seven rebounds and seven assists and Evelyn 10.Dikymbe Martin led the Highlanders with 21 points and Dragan Elkaz scored 12. UC Riverside has lost four of its last five games and is 0-5 on the road this season.The Associated Press read more

Aecon partnership with Matawa First Nations for Ring of Fire mine projectsAecon partnership with Matawa First Nations for Ring of Fire mine projects

first_imgAecon Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services (KKETS), A Division of Matawa First Nations. The agreement is the beginning of a strategic partnership between Aecon and KKETS; starting with a joint commitment to expand training and development programs for First Nations in northern and remote areas surrounding Ontario’s Ring of Fire mining development. Aecon and KKETS will work collaboratively to develop Remote Training Centres to provide local access to community-based education, trades and apprenticeship training, operated by First Nations in a socially and culturally relevant environment.The Remote Training Centres take advantage of state of the art computerized technology systems and high-speed satellite broadband internet to connect communities. The Ring of Fire projects were covered in detail in IM, January 2013, pp12-18.“Our relationship with the Matawa First Nations and KKETS is an important component of Aecon’s strategic approach to community engagement and skilled labour development,” says Teri McKibbon, Aecon’s President and Chief Operating Officer.  “Education and training is a priority for Aecon. Programs such as the Remote Training Centres are an innovative response to the future demand for labour in remote areas, and will make positive contributions to surrounding communities.”“In the past, First Nations did not have the same participation in the labour market, but through the process of developing and maintaining relationships with key employers, potential employment opportunities have been recognized,” stated Morris Wapoose, KKETS’ Program Manager. “We want to thank Aecon for stepping forward and we look forward to building this positive relationship.”Matawa First Nation Management (MFNM) is a non-profit corporation and Tribal Council that provides advisory services to its nine member First Nations of Eabametoong First Nation, Neskantaga First Nation, Marten Falls First Nation, Nibinamik First Nation, Webequie First Nations, Constance Lake First Nation, Aroland First Nation, Long Lake # 58 First Nation, and Ginoogaming First Nation. KKETS is the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy Provider for Matawa First Nations and is committed to delivering programs that meet the needs of employers and trainees for all Matawa First Nations.Aecon Group is a Canadian leader in construction and infrastructure development providing integrated turnkey services to private and public sector clients. Aecon is pleased to be consistently recognised as one of the Best Employers in Canada.last_img read more

Mediator premier procès pénal fin septembreMediator premier procès pénal fin septembre

first_imgMediator : premier procès pénal fin septembreLe premier procès pénal dans l’affaire du Mediator doit se tenir fin septembre pour “tromperie aggravée”. Le laboratoire Servier et son patron vont comparaître devant le tribunal correctionnel de Nanterre. La présidente de la 15e chambre, Isabelle Prévost-Desprez a accepté de se saisir de deux citations directes délivrées notamment contre les laboratoires Servier, indique L’ Alors qu’une enquête préliminaire a été ouverte à la fin du mois de novembre 2010 par le parquet de Paris (ayant déjà reçu 300 plaintes), le procès se tiendra à Nanterre du 26 au 30 septembre et du 6 au 7 octobre 2011.Le 27 avril prochain, une audience relais permettra à des associations ou victimes de se joindre à la procédure si elles le souhaitent.Les deux citations acceptées par Isabelle Prévost-Desprez visent Jacques Servier, fondateur du laboratoire du même nom, ainsi que la société Biopharma, qui a commercialisé le Mediator. L’ ajoute que quatre anciens cadres de Servier et Biopharma sont également mis en cause.Le Mediator a été retiré du marché fin 2009 en raison des risques cardiaques encourus par les patients. Cet anti-diabétique aurait causé la mort de 500 à 2.000 personnes en France. Les plaignants reprochent à Servier et Biopharma de les avoir “délibérément trompés” sur la composition du médicament. Le 11 février 2011 à 17:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

States Race to Offer Tax Relief to RetireesStates Race to Offer Tax Relief to Retirees

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Fifteen states now exempt 100 percent of military pensions from taxation, after Connecticut’s legislature last week approved its new budget. Meanwhile, lawmakers in more than a dozen other states are considering expanding or creating a tax break for military pensions.Several factors have spurred the rush from states to lure military veterans, reports the Fiscal Times. The primary reason is the policy’s effect on economic development, with a strong potential for highly skilled veterans to bolster a state’s workforce and help the state attract employers that rely on workers with those skills.Military-friendly tax policies also can be another weapon in a state’s arsenal to support its installations by providing a pool of civilians who typically seek employment with DOD or defense contractors after separating from the military, according to the story.Iowa last year extended its tax exemption to cover 100 percent of military pensions to help reverse the exodus of younger workers leaving the state for job opportunities elsewhere. The change will cost the state about $9 million a year, a “relatively immaterial” portion of the $6.1billion state budget, said Keith Brainard, research director of the National Association of State Retirement Administrators.Maryland recently increased its $5,000 tax exemption on military retirement pensions for those 65 and older to $10,000. “Signing this bill is not only the right thing to do for our men and women in uniform, but it will also encourage more people to live and retire in our state,” Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said last month when he signed the increased tax exemption into law. “It’s a small token of the respect and appreciation we have for their service and sacrifice.”last_img read more

Myanmar army chief calls Rohingya BengalisMyanmar army chief calls Rohingya Bengalis

first_imgA family stands beside remains of a market, which was set on fire in Rohingya village, outside Maungdaw in Rakhine state. ReutersMyanmar’s army chief defended a military crackdown in Rakhine State on Monday after the UN pledged to probe claims security forces carried out a campaign of killing and torture against Rohingya Muslims there.Almost 75,000 people from the persecuted minority have escaped to Bangladesh after the military launched operations in the north of the restive state to find Rohingya militants who raided police border posts in October.UN investigators believe security forces may have committed crimes against humanity. Last week the UN Human Rights Council agreed to dispatch an independent international fact-finding mission, with a view to “ensuring full accountability for perpetrators and justice for victims”.Myanmar has long faced criticism for its treatment of the more than one million Rohingya who live in Rakhine State, who are rejected as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh or “Bengalis” despite many living there for generations.Speaking to crowds assembled in the capital for armed forces day, army chief Min Aung Hlaing on Monday defended the military campaign.”The Bengalis in Rakhine State are not the Myanmar nationalities but the immigrants,” he said, according to an official translation.”The terrorist attacks which took place in October 2016 resulted in the political interferences.”Myanmar’s civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi has meanwhile rebuffed the UN probe, saying any international fact-finding mission “would do more to inflame, rather than resolve, the issues at this time”.The country’s powerful military until recently ruled Myanmar with an iron fist and built up a notorious reputation for rights abuses, especially when conducting operations against restive ethnic insurgents.Almost all Rohingya are denied citizenship and forced to live in apartheid-like conditions, while tens of thousands of them have been confined to dire camps since violence drove them from their homes in 2012.This month a commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan to resolve issues in Rakhine recommended the camps be closed and said restrictions on freedom of movement should be lifted.last_img read more

Samsung is adding clickbait ads to the TVs we already ownSamsung is adding clickbait ads to the TVs we already own

first_imgSamsung is the world’s largest TV maker by shipments, but profits are hard to come by in this increasingly competitive space. That’s why Samsung had been toying with inserting ads into the TVs people already have, and apparently it likes the results. After trialing the new ads in the US, The Wall Street Journal reports it’s expanding the ads to Europe in the coming months. You can expect this to be a standard feature on Samsung’s smart TVs before long.The ads come in the form of tiles across the main menu bar of its smart TV interface. They are mostly links to video content that you can rent or purchase via the various services integrated with the TV. These are interactive ads that encourage the user to select them — clickbait on your TV, basically. The tiles appear near video apps like Netflix and Hulu, but it’s not always clear they’re ads. Samsung is recommending this content because it was paid to do so. Samsung has a history of explaining things poorly. Remember the TV voice command incident?Samsung is raking in cash when it comes to markets like smartphones and NAND flash chips, but TVs are getting harder to sell. Samsung’s TVs make up 20% of the total market, but its profit margin is only 3-5%. To compound matters, demand for new TVs is dropping as people decide their 1080p sets are just fine. Samsung and other manufacturers are pushing 4K TVs hard, but the dearth of content in 4K has given many consumers little reason to upgrade.European regulators might take issue with Samsung rolling these ads out to existing TVs, so the company will have some convincing to do. This all seems like a risky anti-consumer strategy when there are so many cheaper TV brands out there that compare favorably to Samsung. Amazon gets away with showing ads on its mobile devices because they’re cheap, and it actually offers a discount for the “with special offers” devices. Samsung wants to cram ads into something for which you already paid full price.last_img read more

Daughterinlaw son beat up mother arrestedDaughterinlaw son beat up mother arrested

first_imgKolkata: An elderly woman was allegedly beaten up by her son and daughter-in-law on Wednesday night. When one of her relatives came to the rescue, he was also thrashed. On Thursday morning, police arrested both the accused. According to locals, Reba Mondal, a resident of Sindrani Haringarh at Bagda lost her husband Atul Mondal about two years ago. Since then Reba’s son Ashok and daughter-in-law Rita used to torture her for property. As the days passed, the intensity of torture went higher. To escape from the endless torture, Reba went to her daughters Suparna Silinda and Aparna Biswas to seek shelter. Around four months ago, Reba fell sick. When her daughters informed Ashok, he took Reba and left her at a hospital. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe daughters found out that Ashok had left her at a hospital and did not turn up again. After Reba got discharged, she went to her daughter’s place to stay. However, on Wednesday, she wished to return to her own house. Ashok and Rita became furious on seeing her and beat up Reba in front of their neighbours. When Reba’s brother-in-law Bibhas Mondal tried to save her, he also beaten up by the duo. Reba was seriously injured. Locals somehow managed to recover Reba and Bibhas from the clutches of Ashok and Rita. Later, both of them were admitted to Bagda Rural Hospital. On Thursday, police were informed by some locals about the incident and went to meet Reba at the hospital. As per her statement, police immediately initiated a case against Ashok and Rita and soon both of them were arrested on charges of beating Reba and Bibhas.last_img read more

TMC manages leads in 164294 Assembly constituenciesTMC manages leads in 164294 Assembly constituencies

first_imgKolkata: Despite BJP’s win in 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal, the Trinamool Congress has managed to retain a lead in 164 out of 294 Assembly constituencies in the state.According to figures released by the Election Commission, BJP has managed lead in 121 Assembly segments while the Congress that has managed only two seats in the Lok Sabha has a lead in only nine Assembly segments. The BJP had a lead in 3 Assembly segments while the Congress had a lead in 44 Assembly seats in 2016 Assembly polls. The Left that had a lead in 26 Assembly constituencies could not secure a lead in a single Assembly seat. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe results of the ruling party has been shattering particularly in the eight LS seats with 56 Assembly constituencies in North Bengal. In Alipurduar, the saffron party has taken a lead in all the Assembly seats, in Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling, BJP has taken a lead in six of the 7 Assembly seats, in Raiganj the saffron brigade has a lead in four of the seven seats. In Balurghat, the TMC scored a lead in 4 Assembly segments, but the BJP’s lead in three seats surpassed the total number of votes secured by TMC candidate. The situation was same in Malda Dakshin too where BJP managed a lead in three Assembly seats out of seven but ended in the winning side. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIn the Assembly constituencies of Natabari that falls under North Bengal Development minister Rabindranath Ghosh, Dabgram Fulbari that falls under state Tourism minister Goutam Deb, Mathabhanga under state Forest minister Binay Krishna Barman, BJP has taken a lead. TMC has managed to retain all its seats in the city and its suburbs but lead by the BJP in some Assembly seats have emerged as a concern for the TMC. Mala Roy secured lead in six of the seven Assembly segments in Kolkata South but state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay’s Rashbehari constituency went in favour of the saffron party. Sudip Bandyopadhyay won from Kolkata North seat but lost from Minister of State Shashi Panja’s Shyampukur Assembly segment and also from Jorasanko. For TMC candidate Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar who won the Barasat seat failed to lead from Bidhannagar Assembly constituency that comes under state Fire minister Sujit Bose and the Habra seat under state Food minister Jyotipriya Mallick. Sougata Roy managed to win the Dum Dum seat but lagged behind in the Rajarhat- Gopalpur Assembly segment that comes under state Technical Education minister Purnendu Basu. Mimi Chakraborty from Jadavpur seat managed to take a lead in all the Assembly segments as did Abhishek Banerjee from Diamond Harbour seat with a whooping lead of over 87,000 votes from Metiabruz in the city’s fringes. State Agricultural Marketing minister Tapan Dasgupta, MLA from Saptagram under Hooghly LS seat, state Labour minister Moloy Ghatak of Asansol North from Asansol LS seat, State Correctional Affairs minister Ujjal Biswas from Krishnanagar South under Krishnanagar LS seat also failed to give the party candidates leads in their respective Lok Sabha seats. BJP won Hooghly and Asansol seats but lost the Krishnanagar seat to TMC’s Mahua Moitra.last_img read more

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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | July 14, 2009 HIMSS EHR Association Supports Achievable Meaningful Use Criteria in Comments to ONC 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.center_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 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … 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 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. 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July 14, 2009 – The Electronic Health Records Association (EHR Association) made specific recommendations to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on measurable criteria for achieving “meaningful use” of EHRs, as called for in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The association specifically calls for 2011 objectives to be based on software and standards currently deployed and implemented, with a focus on adoption and use of comprehensive EHRs and recognition of the need for differences between inpatient and ambulatory meaningful use criteria.”Acquiring EHR technology does not automatically or quickly achieve ‘meaningful use’ and its intended benefits,” said Justin Barnes of Greenway Medical, EHR Association chairman. “As vendors, we understand all too well the complex process of analyzing workflow, configuring systems to meet the needs of each environment and training clinicians. We encourage ONC to allow adequate time for this process so that the taxpayers receive value for their investment in HIT – more efficient and effective care delivery.”Other recommendations focus on computerized provider order entry (CPOE), tying it to electronic medication administration records (eMAR) and targeted order sets for specific chronic diseases. “We know that CPOE is not likely to be successfully implemented if physicians don’t have all the related information they need to make good medical decisions,” said Mark Segal, Ph.D., GE Healthcare, EHR Association vice chairman. “Quality reporting is another area that requires consideration,” Barnes said. “Much good work has been done by CMS and NCQA on quality measures and reporting, and we should build on that, with ‘meaningful use’ focusing on data collection in the EHR and reporting of quality measures based on resulting EHR data, rather than data from administrative or billing systems. In addition, starting in 2011, there should also be measures to evaluate the use of quality measures for patient care management.”The association also took the opportunity to reinforce its long-standing position that reporting and interoperability must be based on standards, using the Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) work that has been ongoing since 2005. HITSP operates under the auspices of ONC. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

With dog fights banned animal rights activists shift focus to bullfights andWith dog fights banned animal rights activists shift focus to bullfights and

first_imgWith its publication in the official government newspaper La Gaceta, Costa Rica’sdog-fighting ban went into effect last week. The new law clarifies dog fighting as a criminal offense and imposes stricter penalties on those caught organizing fighting rings.Now, with stricter restrictions on the books, animal rights activists have shifted their focus on passage of an updated animal mistreatment bill that would beef up Costa Rica’s current animal cruelty laws, which activists say do little to help animals.“Right now we have a law without any teeth,” said Adriana Barrantes, a spokeswoman for the Association for the Well-Being and Protection of Animals (ABAA), during a presentation at the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. “We are lacking the tools to actually combat animal cruelty.”Costa Rica decriminalized animal cruelty in 2002 after the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court ruled that the law was too rigid to enforce fairly. Animal advocates say the now nebulous laws make prosecuting animal cruelty difficult. When the state does manage to prosecute an offender, the person is usually hit with a small fine.In the last few years a movement has grown around strengthening animal cruelty legislation. Starting in 2009, animal rights groups began protesting for stricter laws with the March against the Mistreatment of Animals. Some 600 people showed up to demonstrate.Then, in October 2011, lawmakers drafted Bill 18298 with the support of 136 different civil organizations.Several months later an even stricter bill arrived in the Assembly by popular initiative, with 200,000 signatures from Costa Ricans. By May of this year, the now annual March against the Mistreatment of Animals had grown into a massive protest with up to 30,000 people supporting the cause. Costa Rican lawmakers give symbolic signatures to an anti-animal cruelty bill in the Legislative Assembly. Lindsay Fendt/The Tico TimesABAA and other animal rights groups hope that lawmakers will merge the two bills before they are sent for debate. In addition to criminalizing animal cruelty and imposing stricter penalties on violators, either bill would place sanctions on animal testing and meat operations that do not adhere to Costa Rica’s current regulations.Most of the regulations laid out in both bills have met little opposition, but the popular initiative bill’s ban on bullfighting has stirred up controversey.Non-lethal bullfighting and riding are traditional parts of annual festivals hosted in most Costa Rican towns. Costa Rica never developed a tradition for killing bulls, and events consist of bull riding and Tico-style bullfights where participants get into the ring and attempt to avoid getting gored. Opponents of the bill say banning the taurine events is an affront to Costa Rican tradition.Though the popular initiative bill would ban bullfights in any form, the bill drafted by lawmakers, Bill 18298, would simply regulate them. Bullfighting approved and regulated by the National Festivals Commission — town festivals, for example — would still be permitted, while organizers of unregulated bullfights would face strict penalties.“Our goal isn’t to take away the Costa Rican tradition, but to stop attempts to import the bull-killing traditions from Spain and Mexico and certain inhumane rodeo practices from the U.S.,” Barrantes said. “In the end we want to regulate it, rather than prohibit it.”Newly inaugurated President Luis Guillermo Solís has come out strongly in favor of a change to the law. Increasing animal well-being was one of Solís’ top priorities during his campaign, and he mentioned the issue in both his acceptance and inauguration speeches. The bill’s sponsor, Franklin Corella, comes from Solís’ own Citizen Action Party, PAC, but the lawmaker will need to make difficult cross-party alliances to get it passed.“PAC and other political parties have already demonstrated their support for the law,” Corella said. “Right now we need to take advantage of the agreements we have made with other parties on other bills to make sure we get this passed quickly.”Though the bill has broad support, Barrantes and other activists worry its comprehensiveness will garner enemies in the Assembly.“Before, the law didn’t really affect anyone. The new law would actually punish people, and that has some people concerned,” Barrantes said. “But really what makes sense is to have a law that actually does what it is supposed to.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Police break up cockfighting ring over the weekend, save 120 roosters Costa Rica animal welfare bill gains momentum as horrifying abuse cases circulate on social media Costa Rica’s Solís tables Animal Welfare Bill in favor of highway construction project Costa Rican lawmakers approve dog fighting banlast_img read more

Jetstar targeting ChinaJetstar targeting China

first_imgJetstar Airways has hinted that it wants to expand its operations into China but has stated that it was not yet ready to service direct flights to the Asian nation. Until growth in the oil and gas industries in northern Australia was able to supply passengers for direct services, any connections to China would be through Singapore, reported. According to the website, to cope with anticipated traffic numbers Darwin International Airport would also require an upgrade. Jetstar’s chief executive David Hall said that although the low cost carrier’s dispute with the airport over passenger landing fees had been settled, the airline would still be looking for a better deal as it brought more passengers through Darwin. The carrier, which began a three-times-a-week service to Manila last Wednesday, has become the largest low-cost carrier in South-East Asia, NT News reported. Although its fleet of A320 jets could fly directly to southern China, Jetstar Asia chief executive Phit Lian Chong said any services from the Northern Territory to China could include a stopover, which would double its flying range. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.Hlast_img read more