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Stars To Perform At Benefit Concert For Bernie Worrell

first_imgThe Black Rock Coalition, Nona Hendryx, and Sweet Relief Musicians Fund present 
”All The WOO In The World” – A Benefit for Bernie Worrell on Monday, Apr 04 2016 at the Webster Hall in New York.Bernie Worrell Benefit ShowBernie Worrell is a keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Bernie is currently fighting stage-four lung cancer. He’s also been diagnosed with prostate cancer.Get your TICKETS here.Featuring appearances by legendary performers Bernie has collaborated with over the course of a five decades-plus career, including: Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Living Colour, Questlove, Jerry Harrison, Jonathon Demme, Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Maceo Parker, Mudbone, Fred Schneider, Steve Scales, Leo Nocentelli, Nona Hendryx, Sarah Dash, Ronnie Drayton, Melvin Gibbs, The WOO Warriors, Screaming Headless Torsos, Mark Ribler, Paul Shaffer and The World’s Most Dangerous Band and The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, led by Gene Williams AND MORE.Support Bernie in his fight against cancer 
by donating to the Bernie Worrell Fund.last_img read more

Celebrating Metis week

first_imgAPTN National NewsAlbertans wrapped up celebrating Metis week Friday.Festivities ended with a commemoration of the Metis’ most inspiring leader, Louis Riel.APTN National News reporter Noemi Lopinto has more on the celebrations.last_img

Moroccan Woman Becomes First Muslim Pilot in Europe

Rabat- Moroccan Myriam Adnani is poised to become the first Muslim female pilot in Europe. The Moroccan woman, who was born in the Netherlands, has just completed a course that allows her to become a commercial pilot.The 23-year-old shared the news with her friends on her Facebook page.“After almost two years I have completed the entire course to become a commercial pilot. From theory in Hoofddorp to flying in the U.S. and Belgium and the last course on the Boeing 737. I’m feeling so happy and blessed,” she said. Myriam was born in July 1991 in the Netherlands, where she spent her school years until she joined Amsterdam’s Oxford Aviation Academy. The young woman also enrolled in a theoretical course in Hoofddorp in the Netherlands, as well as a training course in the United States and Belgium.Myriam Adnani becomes the second Moroccan woman to enter history in this field, over sixty years after another Moroccan and Arab woman became a licensed pilot in the 1950s.In 1952 while Morocco was still under the French protectorate, Touria Chaoui became the first Moroccan and Arab woman to become a pilot. read more

DMK calls for release of fishermen detained in Sri Lanka

Complaining that the arrest and assault of state fishermen and seizure of boats by the Sri Lankan N avy are continuing, he appealed to Modi to take up the fishermen’s issue and obtain the release of fishermen and boats. The Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to Sri Lanka this month, to secure the release of five Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy and the 134 boats seized, the Deccan Chronicle reported.Citing the recent arrest of five fishermen of Ramanathapuram and assault on four Nagapattinam fishermen allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy personnel, he said the state’s fishermen are carrying out their occupation in fear. read more

Renewing UN EthiopiaEritrea mission for 4 months UN Council cuts troop level

The 15-member Council unanimously adopted a resolution renewing the mandate until 30 September and approving “the deployment within UNMEE of up to 2,300 troops, including up to 230 military observers, with the existing mandate” stipulated in two previous resolutions.UNMEE was previously authorized to field up to 4,200 troops and had reached 3,373, including 221 military observers, by last month.The Council demanded that the two countries fully comply with a November 2005 resolution calling on Ethiopia to accept the border recommended by the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission in a binding decision and calling on Eritrea, which blames the UN for not forcing Ethiopia to accept the decision, to lift restrictions on UNMEE’s movements.The Security Council called on both parties to cooperate fully with the Boundary Commission so as to resume the demarcation process. It stressed that the two parties have primary responsibility for the implementation of the Algiers Agreements that ended their war and urged the parties to implement completely and without further delay the Commission’s decision and to create the necessary conditions for demarcation to proceed expeditiously.The resolution also called on UN member states to provide continued support for UNMEE, as well as donations to the Trust Fund established in 1998 for the demarcation. read more

Big drop in gas costs pushes down US consumer prices in April

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Big drop in gas costs pushes down US consumer prices in April by most in 4 years by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted May 16, 2013 9:13 am MDT WASHINGTON – A plunge in the cost of gas drove down a measure of U.S. consumer prices last month by the most since December 2008. Excluding the drop in fuel costs, prices were largely unchanged.The consumer price index fell 0.4 per cent in April from March, the Labor Department said Thursday. The main reason the index fell was that gas prices plunged 8.1 per cent.For the 12 months that ended in April, overall prices rose 1.1 per cent — the smallest year-over-year increase in 2 1/2 years.Excluding volatile energy and food costs, “core” prices ticked up 0.1 per cent last month. Core prices have risen only 1.7 per cent in the past 12 months. That’s just below the Federal Reserve’s 2 per cent inflation target.Scant inflation is allowing the Fed to continue its extraordinary efforts to stimulate the economy. Worries about lower inflation or even deflation might push the Fed to step up its low interest-rate policies to stimulate more borrowing and spending and push prices higher.Deflation is a destabilizing cycle in which prices and wages fall steadily. It can slow economic growth.Unusually low inflation means consumers can stretch their paychecks and buy more goods and services. But if it were to fall further, it could stoke fears of deflation.“Subdued demand means that core inflation is likely to edge lower, as retailers will be forced to pass previous falls in raw material costs onto customers,” Paul Dales, an economist at Capital Economics, said in a note to clients. “The Fed may soon put more emphasis on fading inflation trends.”A little inflation can be good for the economy, because it encourages businesses and consumers to spend before prices rise further.Aside from sharp swings in gas prices, consumer and wholesale inflation has been mild this year. The combination of modest economic growth and high unemployment has kept wages from rising quickly. That’s made it harder for retailers and other firms to raise prices.The average national price for a gallon has fallen since reaching a peak this year of $3.79 on Feb. 28. The average price was $3.60 a gallon on Thursday, according to AAA.The Fed has said it will keep the short-term interest rate it controls near zero at least until the unemployment rate falls below 6.5 per cent, as long as the inflation outlook remains mild.It is also buying about $85 billion a month in Treasury and mortgage bonds to try to keep longer-term rates low. That’s intended to encourage borrowing and spending, which drives economic growth.Many economists expect the Fed to begin to taper those purchases by the end of the year, particularly if hiring stays healthy. But too-low inflation could encourage the Fed to maintain or even step up the pace of its purchases. read more

Biggest factor in redhot housing market is demand minister

by Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 10, 2017 8:55 am MDT Last Updated Mar 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Biggest factor in red-hot housing market is demand: minister TORONTO – Ontario’s finance minister said Friday that while he is considering a tax on foreign home buyers for Toronto and beyond, it’s not the biggest factor when looking at ways to cool the housing market.As an influx of people move to the province, in particular the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, the growing demand for housing — also fuelled in part by low interest rates — is outstripping the current supply, Charles Sousa said.“I still want to fulfil what I said I would do a year ago: obtain the evidence, obtain the information, get the data necessary to then make an informed decision as to what is happening,” he said after a cabinet meeting.“Some are arguing that the foreign degree of engagement is the last piece, that it’s not the largest amount that’s creating the boom in our homes, in our housing market. A lot of speculators within the domestic market are also playing a role, but the biggest part of course is demand.”The Toronto Real Estate Board is urging Sousa not to implement a foreign-buyers’ tax, arguing it would do little to address the problem of rising house prices.“The fact that most foreign buyers are looking to purchase a home for their family, for personal use, or to provide a tight rental market with much needed supply is something to be encouraged, as these actions are essential to Ontario’s economic success,” president Larry Cerqua said Friday in a statement.“Imposing a tax on foreign buyers will not have the desired effect of cooling the housing market and could create adverse effects on the national, provincial and GTA economies.”Last year, Sousa said Ontario would not be following the lead of British Columbia, which implemented a 15 per cent tax on foreign nationals buying homes in the Vancouver area. Instead, the provincial Liberal government doubled the rebate on its land transfer tax for first-time homebuyers to $4,000 and raised the same tax on homes that sell for more than $2 million.But house prices have continued to soar, with February data from TREB showing that the price of a detached, single-family home rose 29.8 per cent from a year ago. The average price of a detached home in Toronto is now more than $1.5 million.Sousa said he “absolutely” wants to encourage greater housing supply and he is talking with mayors in the Toronto and surrounding regions about how to do that.“We do have a lot of room for supply, but it’s still slower than the demand, which is increasing evermore,” he said. “Interest rates are part of the issue. They’re low and so affordability within those interest rates are providing for some of that demand.”Bidding wars are driving up housing prices far beyond Toronto, in communities such as Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener and Stratford, Sousa said, adding he has to consider what a rise in interest rates would do to those buyers.“We don’t want them to assume exorbitant amounts in debt if there’s a change in interest rates, for example,” he said. “So whatever we do, I’m more concerned about the unintended consequences of those decisions because I’ve got to be mindful of market forces that still will prevail.”— with files from Alexandra Posadzki. read more

Shameless touts target One Love Manchester with 10000 false claims for free

first_imgMy daughter was at the concert last wk but had no email. She’s devastated yet again. She’s not left the house since— Julie Maguire (@jmaguire11) June 1, 2017 The remaining tickets, intended for the general public, were snapped up within six minutes.Some were swiftly posted online at an increased price, with major ticketing sites Seatwave, Get Me In, Viagogo and Stubhub all pledging to block them.eBay said it was immediately remove any listings attempting to profit unfairly from the terror attack. Lies. My friend entered her correct details and hasn’t had an email, so unfair.— Alfie (@alfie_sandberg1) June 1, 2017 One woman, responding to a message explaining that unsuccessful applicants may have failed to prove their attendance properly, said: “I can show them my injury from when I was in the foyer and the bomb went off if they want to see it?” Absolutely have not received email, this is a farce!!! And so anxious for people who have been through enough!!!— trace77 🦋 (@TracyPaterson12) June 1, 2017 Ticketmaster later conceded a “number of fans” had not received their email, despite staff working through the night to verify thousands of bookings, and re-opened the system. The chaos led Ticketmaster to extend its deadline for applications until yesterday afternoon, after being inundated with complaints by those who feared they had missed their chance. An all-star concert to honour those affected by the Manchester terror attack has been targeted by ticket touts, who posed as victims to make more than 10,000 false claims for free seats as real survivors feared they had missed out.The One Love Manchester concert, headlined by Ariana Grande on Sunday night, has been swamped with “unscrupulous” requests for the free tickets offered to those who fled for their lives from the original show.Dozens of genuine fans feared they had missed out on their promised tickets, as organisers were unable to verify their details under the weight of applications. “Sadly, over 10,000 unscrupulous applications have been made.“At Ticketmaster we are doing everything we can – including extending today’s deadline – to ensure that tickets go to the actual fans and not the opportunists or touts who have also been applying for free tickets.”The concert will see Grande joined by a Manchester children’s choir, as well as stars Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Robbie Williams, Little Mix, the Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Pharrell Williams and One Direction star Niall Horan at Lancashire Cricket Club’s Old Trafford ground. #OneLoveManchester We’re working hard to get tickets direct to fans. We are cancelling tickets of those who are reselling wherever possible— Ticketmaster UK (@TicketmasterUK) June 1, 2017 Fans waited in a queue for tickets Some accused organisers of compounding the distress of their children, who have been recovering from the horror of the terror attack and had been buoyed by the prospect of seeing their musical idols.In a statement, Ticketmaster said: “We have set aside tickets for the 14,200 people who were at the Ariana Grande concert to attend One Love Manchester for free. More than 25,000 people applied for them. Pulled  together in a matter of days, it will see a major security operation from police forces around the country, including armed officers and stringent searches, to keep young concert-goers safe.This morning saw panic among fans, who did not receive email confirmation that their applications for free tickets had been successful and proclaimed themselves “heartbroken”, “devastated” and the system a “farce”.center_img I can show them my injury from when I was in the foyer and the bomb went off if they want to see it? If my tickets aren’t proof enough— ♔ROBYN♔ 142 (@RETR0GRANDE) June 1, 2017 I put the correct details in this is disgusting I am outraged and heart broken @ArianaGrande @scooterbraun @LiveNationUK @katyperry #help— Ryan Dixon (@ryanjohncasting) June 1, 2017 Wow, some people really do sink low. #OneLoveManchester pic.twitter.com/Oc8n8rNxK8— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) June 1, 2017 Suicide bomber Salman Abedi blew himself up as fans were leaving Grande’s concert on May 22 So thats it? Everyone who hasn’t got an email but witnessed this horror on Monday just gets ignored?! People are panicking and getting upset— malum // malec ➰ (@dominatemalum) June 1, 2017 A spokesman for Ticketmaster condemned “opportunists” who had taken advantage of the offer, and confirmed all genuine applicants would get a seat as long as they provided the correct proof of their attendance. Ariana Grande will return to Manchester Fans waited in a queue for tickets Despite working through the night, a source said, Ticketmaster staff had to battle known touts and members of the public chancing their luck by claiming to have been at the concert when it was hit by a suicide bomb attack which killed 22 and left many others injured.Tickets for the tribute show, which also went on sale to the public for £40, swiftly appeared on resale websites for £200 a piece, leaving eBay, Ticketmaster and others tracking down the culprits and cancelling their seats. All net ticket proceeds of the show will go directly to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross to support grieving families and victims of the attack.The BBC will broadcast the concert live on BBC One, and across BBC radio with TV coverage airing from 6.55pm to 10pm, hosted by Sara Cox and Ore Oduba. 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Edward Watson This is what ballet does to your body

The Royal Ballet’s top dancer has spoken of the brutality of the art form as a collection of portraits reveal the impact of a lifetime of performing on his body. The 42-year-old has had more roles created for him than any other dancer during his 30-year career with The Royal Ballet School and then The Royal Ballet Company. Edward Watson MBE has been principal dancer at the world famous classical ballet company based at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, West London, for a record 13 years. A stark portfolio of 250 prints, captured by renowned international photographer Rick Guest, showcase both the beauty and brutality of ballet. One photo shows a bare-chested Watson crouched with his knees… read more

FLSmidth wins third big project in India in just a few months

first_imgFLSmidth has been awarded a contract worth approximately €35 million from Coastal Gujarat Power – a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power – for the supply and construction of a coal handling system for the company’s Ultra Mega Power Plant project in the state of Gujarat, India. Tata Power is India’s largest private power utility. The scope of the supply includes a complete coal handling system to convey coal from a jetty to a stockpile and from there to the power plant. The system has a 6,800 t/h stockpiling capacity and 4,500 t/h reclaiming capacity. Apart from one of the world’s largest bucket wheel stacker-reclaimers for coal, the system also includes a series of conveyors of high speed and high capacity.FLSmidth has previously received two material handling orders from Tata Power. The first came in 2006 and was followed by another in 2008.last_img read more

NASA spies gigantic solar eruption

first_imgOn Friday, November 16, you were probably preparing to relax over the weekend. Meanwhile, about 93 million miles away, the sun was having a little outburst. At about 6am GMT, a giant loop of plasma exploded from the surface of the sun, and NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) was there to see it.This event is called a solar prominence. Such structures are formed when the ebb and flow of plasma near the surface of the sun is disturbed, probably by an opposing flow. Hydrogen and helium ions are launched into the photosphere and glow for all the solar system to see. The prominence can extend many thousands of kilometers into space. The largest recorded prominence was equal to the radius of the sun in length.A solar prominence is, by definition, anchored to the sun on both ends of the loop. However, it is not unusual for the prominence to break free, and become a coronal mass ejection (CME). If a large CME is aimed at Earth, it can cause massive disruptions in electronic systems and satellites when the ion storm reaches us.In the NASA video, you can see the gigantic loop of plasma leaping from the surface of the sun. This prominence did not break free from the sun’s photosphere and become a CME, but it was not aimed at Earth anyway. The initial event was followed by a second in the same region a few hours later. It’s a good thing these were not aimed at Earth — the plasma arc was so large that it extended beyond the field of view of the cameras.via Spacelast_img read more

bestchance Annual Forum to tackle family violence

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram With hundreds of children across Victoria affected by family violence each year, this year’s bestchance Annual Forum will focus on addressing family violence head on.No cultural group is immune to the extreme negative impact on children from witnessing or experiencing violence amongst loved ones, often seeing them left just as affected as if they were the victims themselves.Taking place on Wednesday 26 October, speakers will take a look at the role played by early childhood services. The afternoon will commence with keynote speaker, CEO of inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence Maya Avdibegovic, followed by Senior Policy Advisor at Domestic Violence Victoria Prue Cameron, who will provide an update on the current reforms in the family violence sector. The forum will also be an opportunity to raise any questions and to network with professionals working in the field. bestchance is an independent not-for-profit organisation and has been providing support to children and families since 1895 in the eastern metropolitan region of Victoria. The bestchance Annual Forum will take place at the Clayton Theatrette, 15 Cooke St, Clayton, VIC from 3pm to 5.30pm. Seats are limited, so be sure to RSVP online: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bestchance-annual-forum-addressing-famil…last_img read more

Ramos Only physicality and intensity prevail in football

first_imgReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos refuses to take Al Ain lightly ahead of this evening’s Club World Cup finalFollowing Wednesday’s 3-1 win against Japanese side Kashima Antlers, Real will now take on local team Al Ain.The European champions are gunning for a third World Cup in a row and are considered the strong favourites.But Ramos knows all too well that in football anything can happen and, therefore, intends to stay on guard as Real attempt to make more history today.“We’ve got another chance to retain the Club World Cup,” said Ramos on the club website.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“No club has won it three years in a row and we’re really looking forward to the final and are hoping to take the trophy home before going on holiday”“We’re really looking forward to the game and we have the utmost respect for the opponent, River were favourites, but we saw that the badge alone doesn’t win you anything.“Physicality and intensity prevail in football. We know that they have the swede up top, the Brazilian on the left or the Egyptian in the midfield.“Football is much more even these days and we’ll go out knowing that it will be a very difficult match”.The World Cup final between Real and Al Ain will take place at the Zayed Sports City Stadium with kick-off set for 17:30 (CET).last_img read more

Longshore union fined 250000

first_imgTACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge fined a Longshore union $250,000 on Friday for its tactics in a Longview labor dispute, and he warned that individual protesters could face their own penalties for future violations of his orders.U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton has already held the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in contempt for blocking a train and storming a grain terminal earlier this month. Authorities have said the protesters overpowered security guards, damaged railroad cars and dumped grain.“What’s going on out there is awful,” Leighton said. “We have to do something about it, and I’m going to do something.”The National Labor Relations Board had asked the court to fine the union more than $290,000 to cover the damages and expenses, such as overtime for law enforcement agencies. Leighton said he rounded down to be cautious and ordered additional penalties for future violations, including $25,000 for the union, $5,000 for union officers and $2,500 for other individuals.The union plans to appeal the decision, attorney Robert Remar said after the hearing. He had argued that the union has the right to assess whether the proposed damages and expenses were proper, saying that he believes some of them were excessive and inflated.last_img read more

Richard Rosenblatt

first_imgDemand Media is an online startup that traditional publishers should be paying attention to. Founded in 2006 by Richard Rosenblatt, former CEO of Intermix Media (the company behind MySpace) and private equity veteran Shawn Colo, Demand Media offers a network of more than 60 general and special interest sites such as eHow.com and Cracked.com which draw more than 60 million unique visitors per month by leveraging user-generated content including articles and video.Demand Media generates more than $150 million per year, has raised $355 million in backing, is profitable and there was talk of prepping for an IPO in 2009 (the company was also rumored to be an acquisition target for Yahoo last summer).While the company has successfully leveraged a user-generated content model, it’s not necessarily a cheap one. Demand has a network of 10,000 freelance content creators who produce about 1,000 pieces of content (the majority text, with about 70 percent video). The company has paid out more than $12 million to its producers. For text content, Demand Media pays on performance, rather than revenue share. For video the company pays upfront on a per unit basis (including more than $20,000 to one video producer for ExpertViIlage.com). Demand is also the largest supplier of videos to YouTube, with more than 150,000 videos that have generated more than 44 million views. That’s paying off with increasing ad revenue driven from Google AdSense, overlays and companion ads.Demand is also looking to syndication beyond YouTube. Last March the company bought social media software company Pluck—which created the community platforms for big brands such as USAToday, NPR and McGraw-Hill. The company also claims it has developed an algorhythm for predicting high value content (although they’re not sharing). VITAL STATS: Demand Media is the largest supplier of video to YouTube, with more than 150,000 videos.last_img read more

APD identifies shooter victim in fatal 4th of July shooting

first_imgAPD patrol SUV (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)Anchorage Police have ID’d a suspect in custody in relation to homicide Monday in South Anchorage.Witnesses said Trayvon Morrissette, 32, of Anchorage shot Jorge Rea-Villa, 30, Monday evening at a holiday barbecue at a residence on the 4000 block of Lore Road.Rea-Villa suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was declared dead at the scene.According to an APD press release, the two knew each other, but witnesses did not know why Morrissette would have shot Rea-Villa.The witnesses said Morrissette fled the scene in a tan sedan following the shooting.Morrissette was apprehended Monday evening, when officers found him hiding in a stairwell at the 7400 block of Foxridge Way, after a nearby resident called police, reporting a man matching Morrissette’s description had barricaded himself in the residents apartment – locking the resident out.Morrissette is charged with Murder in the first degree and burglary.He was taken to the Anchorage Jail with bail set at $500,000.last_img read more

China kindergarten blast kills 7

first_img.An explosion rocked a kindergarten in eastern China on Thursday, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, authorities said, as state media published images showing bloodied and unconscious victims.The explosion happened at the school’s gates, Xinhua news agency said, citing the emergency office of Xuzhou city.Images circulating online showed that the force of the blast tore people’s clothes off and one woman was seen clutching her child, who is in tears.An official at the police station in Fengxian county told AFP that the cause of the blast was under investigation.However the Global Times and China Youth Daily newspapers cited witnesses as saying that a gas cylinder at a food stall had exploded.At least seven people were killed and 66 injured, including nine seriously, according to Xuzhou city government. Two died at the site of the explosion and five while being treated.Pictures of the scene showed more than a dozen people outside a building, many lying on the concrete and some appearing to be unconscious, including a small child.Another video posted by the People’s Daily showed emergency workers arriving at the scene with gurneys. Another showed people lying in a hospital.Online media reports cited a business owner near the kindergarten as saying that around 5:00 pm (0900 GMT) he heard a “bang”, and found that there had been an explosion at the kindergarten entrance only 100 metres away.Some people on China’s Twitter-like Weibo website said the use of gas canisters by food stalls posed a danger.“China’s small restaurants are landmines, and every mobile street vendor is a moving bomb,” one person wrote.“How can the city management officers allow a vendor to set up a stall at a school entrance with a gas fuel canister?”History of attacks -It is the latest tragedy to strike a kindergarten in China in recent weeks.A school bus packed with kindergarten pupils erupted in flames inside a tunnel in eastern Shandong province on May 9, killing 11 children, a teacher and the driver.Officials later said the fire was intentionally set by the driver, who was angry at losing overtime wages.There have also been knife attacks at schools in recent years.In January a man armed with a kitchen knife stabbed and wounded 11 children at a kindergarten in southern Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.In February last year, a knife-wielding assailant wounded 10 children in a schoolyard in Haikou, in the southern island province of Hainan, before committing suicide.In 2014 state media reported that a man stabbed three children and a teacher to death and wounded several others in a rampage at a primary school that refused to enrol his daughter.That followed a March 2013 incident in which a man killed two relatives and then slashed 11 people, including six children, outside a school in China’s commercial hub Shanghai.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | May 07, 2012 ACR Comments on Latest ‘Meaningful Use’ Proposed Rules News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more 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 center_img News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more May 7, 2012 – On May 4, the American College of Radiology (ACR) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) regarding the agencies’ March 7, 2012, proposed rules to revise and update the professional and technology requirements of the EHR Incentive Program (“meaningful use”). The ACR IT and Informatics Committee (ITIC) – Government Relations Subcommittee compiled the comments with feedback from ACR members, allied organizations and other stakeholders.“ACR’s comments provide realistic recommendations for how the agencies can improve the regulations from the perspective of diagnostic radiologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and nuclear medicine physicians,” said Khan M. Siddiqui, M.D., chair of the ACR ITIC. “We believe that if CMS and ONC incorporate these suggestions in the final rules, the program will be much more flexible and ultimately better for our patients.”CMS’ proposed rule suggests modifications to Stage 1 meaningful use requirements, potential Stage 2 requirements, new clinical quality measures, timelines for avoiding the future penalties for noncompliance and more. ONC’s proposed rule suggests a long awaited change to the definition of “certified EHR technology” that would eliminate many unused but currently required HIT functionalities. ACR’s consolidated summary of both proposed rules is publicly available online.“We hope ACR’s latest recommendations to CMS and ONC will have the same positive impact they had on the original 2009-2010 meaningful use rulemakings,” said Keith J. Dreyer, M.D., chair of the ITIC-Government Relations Subcommittee. “We will continue our advocacy efforts and collaborative activities with allies to increase the likelihood of a desirable outcome — but ultimately, it is in the hands of the regulatory agencies.”CMS and ONC will review all submitted public comments over the next several weeks and begin work on the final rules, which are expected to be published in late summer-early fall 2012. ACR’s comments:ACR comments on the CMS NPRMACR comments on the ONC NPRMAdditional resources:ACR summary of the March 7, 2012 NPRMs Related Content News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more 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 last_img read more

Kenyan justice slapped down after gun threat

first_img How do cataracts affect your vision? Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories In a decision that rekindled hopes that under the new constitution the rule of law can prevail in a country that has long protected the powerful, Kenya’s director of public prosecutions this week said deputy chief justice Nancy Baraza should be charged with assault. That announcement came a day after a tribunal investigating Baraza’s conduct recommended that the judge be removed from the bench.Baraza is appealing the tribunal’s decision with the Supreme Court.Many of Kerubo’s relatives and friends doubted that the complaint she made would amount to anything. Not in Kenya, her friends and relatives reasoned. They pressured her to drop her complaint.The credibility of the Kenyan judiciary has been in question for decades, but as part of legal reforms that saw a new constitution passed in August 2010, Kenya’s judiciary now requires that all judges be vetted. The constitution also guarantees the independence of the judiciary from executive interference. The constitution was part of a deal that brought peace to the country after intertribal fighting followed the disputed 2007 presidential election.“I am very happy because some people did not believe I was saying the truth. Now the tribunal has vindicated me for standing for the truth till the end,” Kerubo told The Associated Press. “I don’t think this would have happened a few years ago.” Maina Kiai, a Havard-educated lawyer and the U.N. special expert on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, said the recommendation of the Kenyan judicial tribunal that Baraza lose her seat shows that even people in power can be held accountable.“Now it needs to extend to the legislature and executive!” he said.Kerubo, 33, accused Baraza of threatening her with a gun on New Year’s Eve. Irungu Kang’ata, Kerubo’s lawyer, said his client had been posted at the entrance of a mall frequented by well-to-do Kenyans, diplomats and expatriates where she conducted security searches.Baraza passed by the line of people waiting to be searched and went into mall to buy medicine, Kang’ata said. Kerubo pursued her after people in the line complained. Kerubo insisted the rules on searches have to be followed, according to Kang’ata.The deputy chief judge pinched Kerubo’s nose, Kang’ata said, and later came back with a gun and threatened the guard.The seven-member tribunal, led by the former Tanzanian Chief Justice Augustino Ramadhani, said it was sufficiently proven that Baraza threatened to shoot Kerubo with a pistol and that her conduct constitutes gross misconduct. The tribunal said Baraza had made outstanding contributions to the nation but that her behavior at the mall showed a lack of judicial temperament.center_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   Kang’ata said the tribunal’s recommendations send the message that all Kenyans holding public office must behave with decorum and boost public confidence in the judiciary.A 2008 government report on what caused the election violence partially blamed it on a lack of trust in public institutions, including the judiciary, which was seen as lacking impartiality and integrity and hence could not resolve the election dispute. More than 1,000 people were killed and 600,000 displaced after President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner over opposition candidate Raila Odinga in a vote observers said was flawed.A peace deal mediated by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan made Odinga prime minister.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated PressNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Rebecca Kerubo, a $6-a-day security guard at a Nairobi mall, is one of the city’s countless low-wage slum residents. So when she made a formal complaint that Kenya’s second most powerful judge threatened her with a gun at a security checkpoint, few thought the struggling mother of three stood a chance.Now it appears, though, that the justice will lose her seat on the bench. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementslast_img read more

China allcritical to Aus McEvoy

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Despite natural disasters and the strong Aussie dollar deterring travel down under, Australia is on track to double its annual overnight tourist spending to AU$140 billion by 2020.Speaking at the Australian Tourism Directions Conference in Canberra today, Tourism Australia managing director Andrew McEvoy said although figures saw traditional markets weaken over the past year, growing markets in greater Asia and New Zealand have helped maintain the country’s tourism levels.With tourism growing by up to four percent over the past year, Mr McEvoy explained growing Asian markets particularly from China are “all-critical” to Australia’s tourism. “Australian tourism is strategically well placed to benefit from ‘the Asian century’, being a one stop flight within the same time-zone, but our industry must remain focused so that it is not a lost opportunity,” the tourism leader said. “That’s why we are now fast-tracking an expanded approach and targeted effort towards India.”He added that as part of their overall Plan the Group will “renew” its attention in Asia with a new campaign that aims to triple spending from India based arrivals to AU$2.3 billion by 2020 and markets from China to AU$3.6 billion.  As part of the push, Tourism Australia unveiled the next phase of its There’s Nothing Like Australia campaign, that will launch digitally in 2012, targeting high yield travellers from Asia.“The There’s nothing like Australia campaign is resonating with our audiences and gives Tourism Australia an excellent platform for taking it to a new level,” Mr McEvoy added. “This is about putting our best foot forward; raising our marketing up a few notches and really focusing on the many examples of Australia’s world’s best tourism product.”The next phase utilises the online world to showcase Australia’s “best tourism offerings”. last_img read more