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Kin of missing MBA student allege police inaction

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first_imgKolkata: Siliguri resident Debmalya Roy, who was pursing MBA at a private college in Odisha, went missing while taking bath in the sea at Puri on Monday. His family members alleged that Odisha police refused to lodge a complaint.They accused that the Puri police did not help them and alleged that there could be some foul play in the incident. They said Debmalya went to the sea with his four Odia classmates and held them responsible for his disappearance. Also Read - Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThey said the victim had been subjected to harassment on a number of occasions at the private management college in the past couple of months. He was abused because he was a Bengal resident, they said. "The matter was taken up with college authorities but no steps were taken in this regard," said Asoke Batabyal, a relative of the victim. It was also alleged that the victim had received threat calls from some unknown numbers in Odisha but no steps were taken in this regard. Also Read - Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe family said they gathered information about the incident after talking to a woman, who owned a tea stall on the beach. The woman claimed to have witnessed the incident how the victim's classmates left the beach immediately after the incident. It was learnt that Debmalya had joined the college in June this year and he had been harassed by some of his classmates. The family of the victim wanted to know why his classmates, who accompanied him on the beach, left the spot and rushed to the college immediately after he was reportedly drowned in the sea. The Odisha police claimed that it was an accident and victim was swept away by strong current. However, his family members are not ready accept what the police say.last_img
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Alberta Metis sign agreement to negotiate as a nation

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first_imgChris StewartAPTN NewsAfter decades of lobbying, the Metis Nation of Alberta (MNA) will finally have a distinct voice heard within the federal government.The MNA signed an agreement with Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett that will allow it to negotiate with Canada as a Nation.“We the Alberta Metis are a part of this countries fundamental roots,” said MNA President Audrey Poitras. “Our collective cultures are bound. After decades of persistence, we have secured a formal means to the beginning of a new relationship with the Government of Canada.”The agreement states that in one year, there will be concrete action to assist the MNA and its membership.“Negotiations will cover a range of important topics including Metis self-government, lands, rights, and a proper consultation protocol,” said Bennett.Bennett said the agreement is long overdue.“Today, we send a message loud and clear. The status quo is no longer acceptable. The Metis are no longer in the shadows. No longer the forgotten people. For generations, you have sought true and meaningful reconciliation with Canada.“It is time for fairness and justice for all people of the Metis Nation.”Poitras said there will be tangible benefits for the MNA’s nearly 100,000 members.“A mutually agreeable arrangement allowing no-fee access for MNA citizens to National Parks in Alberta,” she said. “An agreement establishing terms of reference with a view to settling outstanding claims on the Metis Nation within Alberta.“And an engagement with Indigenous Affairs Canada and Canada and Mortgage Housing Corporation in order to ensure the unique needs of the existing structures dealing with Metis housing in Alberta.”last_img
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Conductor fired for safety issues disparaging remarks Canadian Pacific Railway

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first_imgCALGARY – Canadian Pacific Railway says a conductor involved in a 2014 derailment was fired for a second time because she disparaged the company and was photographed in unsafe situations.Stephanie Katelnikoff was sent an evidence package before her dismissal in November. The package — which was provided to The Canadian Press — had screen grabs of her Facebook and Instagram profiles that include several revealing modelling photos.While many photos in the package showed Katelnikoff nude or in lingerie, CP Rail said in a statement Wednesday that her termination only concerned ones that were related in some way to railway safety and the company.Some of the shots show her in cutoff jean shorts and a midriff-bearing top posing on railway tracks.“Railway safety is a top priority at CP,” the railway said. “Ms. Katelnikoff’s termination related to her decision to post photos of herself in unsafe situations on railway property and equipment, committing railway safety violations, along with disparaging remarks regarding the company.”The investigation package had online comments that included a 2016 Facebook post under the name Steph Kat that calls the railway’s code of ethics a “short fictional comedy.”Another profile under the name Stevie Rae says: “Resumé: Google Banff train crash,” followed by a laughing emoji.The package also included a warning letter from August 2016 regarding a YouTube video by Katelnikoff that she says was meant to be an open letter to then-CEO Hunter Harrison.“Stephanie, your conduct in posting the YouTube video not only displayed gross insubordination and insolence, but also constituted a serious breach of CP’s Code of Business Ethics,” the warning letter read.CP Rail says it doesn’t normally comment on individual cases, but wanted to clarify the reasons for Katelnikoff’s firing because she had spoken out publicly.Katelnikoff has said she was shocked at how painstakingly the company had combed through her social media profiles and didn’t understand what her risque photos had to do with her ability to do her job.The railway said Katelnikoff has brought a grievance to her union and will receive a hearing through that process.Katelnikoff said Wednesday that she doesn’t buy the railway’s explanation.“I call shenanigans,” she said in an email. “I don’t know why the investigating officer would’ve commented on the rest of my photos, why they would’ve even been included in the evidence package, and why they made a general statement regarding my ‘inappropriate social media content’ in the dismissal letter.”On Boxing Day in 2014, a train Katelnikoff was conducting derailed, sending 15 cars off the tracks in Banff, Alta. A product used to make concrete called fly ash, as well as soybeans, spilled into a creek. The Transportation Safety Board determined that a broken piece of track caused the crash.Katelnikoff had some respiratory symptoms from breathing in the ash, but no one was otherwise injured. She was fired a month later and the company said it was because she violated rules around injury reporting and protecting an accident scene.She had been on the job less than six months and later criticized the training she received in the press.In February of 2016, arbitrator Maureen Flynn found in Katelnikoff’s favour, saying the company’s grounds for termination were “discriminatory” and in “bad faith.”(Companies in this story: TSX:CP)last_img
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UN experts welcome entry into force of treaty on enforced disappearance

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The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which was adopted by the General Assembly in 2006, took effect 30 days after Iraq became the 20th State to ratify it. “The entry into force of the Convention is a new and important step in the right direction. But it is not enough,” said members of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances in a statement.“On this important occasion we urge States to make all possible efforts to prevent and eradicate the heinous practice of enforced disappearance and to bring to justice all those believed to be responsible for the crime; refrain from any act of intimidation or reprisals against those persons who contribute to the eradication of the practice; and take effective measures to realize the rights to truth, justice and reparation,” the independent experts said.Enforced disappearance is considered to be the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the State.“The Convention breaks new ground in the fight against the scourge of enforced disappearances,” the Working Group said. “It includes for the first time in a treaty the right of any person not to be subjected to enforced disappearance.“The Convention recognizes the right of all the persons affected by enforced disappearance to know the truth about the circumstances of this crime, the progress and results of the investigation and the fate of the disappeared person,” members of the Group said.States that ratify the Convention commit themselves to conduct investigations to locate the disappeared person, to prosecute those responsible and to ensure reparations for survivors and their families.“This is a momentous step, a day that has been looked forward to by many in all parts of the world, including families of those who have disappeared,” the independent experts said.They, however, condemned the fact that enforced disappearances continue to occur all over the world.“As recent as our last session, the Working Group examined newly-submitted cases of enforced disappearances and information on previously accepted cases from more than 40 countries from all the regions of the world. We still see secret detention facilities, kidnappings and abductions by States agents against political dissenters and persons accused of terrorism, harassment against relatives of people disappeared, and widespread impunity,” they said.Members of the Working Group congratulated the 21 States that have ratified the Convention and reiterated their call for all Governments to ratify the treaty as soon as possible. States should also accept the competence of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances to receive and consider individual and inter-State communications of the Convention, when ratifying it.The Committee on Enforced Disappearances will monitor how States abide by their obligations under the Convention. The independent and impartial panel will have the power to receive complaints from or on behalf of victims when the national authorities fail to fulfil their obligations. 23 December 2010A landmark treaty to deter enforced disappearances entered into force today with United Nations experts tasked with assisting families determine the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared urging States to ensure the eradication of the crime by bringing those responsible to justice.
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Sam Querrey Beats Novak Djokovic In A Very OldFashioned Upset

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Pete Sampras9193–5695– Mats Wilander5492–150– PLAYERWINSWIN PERCENTAGEWINSWIN PERCENTAGE Boris Becker7387–267– Record in first three rounds of Grand Slam events Bjorn Borg60100%–18100%– Rafael Nadal9995–33100– Jimmy Connors9298–37100– Andy Murray9298–——– Roger Federer14597–6598– Ivan Lendl9799–49100– Novak Djokovic entered his third-round match at Wimbledon on Friday against California-born Sam Querrey as the prohibitive favorite — not just to win, but to win in straight sets. Djokovic had won 30 straight Grand Slam matches, 86 straight matches in “the first week” of Slams — an imprecise phrase meaning the first three rounds, even though the fourth round sometimes starts in the first week — and an astonishing 73 consecutive sets in the first weeks of Slams.But on Saturday, Djokovic exited the match — one day, many rain delays and plot twists and inexplicable misses later — as a surprise loser.Just how big a surprise was it? It depends on what standard you hold Djokovic to. He and his rivals — fellow Big Four members Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray — have set an astonishingly high bar for consistency in what we’ll call “should-win matches,” as top-five players in the first week of Slams. Each member of the Big Four has won between 95 and 98 percent of should-win matches. If one of them has entered a major when healthy enough to play, that player has been almost a sure thing to advance to the fourth round.1This doesn’t count withdrawals before matches, such as Nadal’s before his third-round match at the French Open in May.But not all prior men’s tennis stars were nearly so consistent. They had off weeks or struggled at particular tournaments or faced tougher early opponents, back when draws were more open. Pete Sampras, who is tied for second all-time with Nadal as a winner of 14 Grand Slam titles, lost 7 percent of his should-win matches. So did Sampras’s top rival, Andre Agassi. If Djokovic wants help coming to terms with his loss, he can turn to his coach, Boris Becker, who lost 13 percent of his should-win matches. Becker’s contemporaries John McEnroe, Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg all lost should-win matches more often than has Nadal, the least consistent of the Big Four early in majors. Andre Agassi7593–2392– AS TOP-FIVE PLAYERAS NO. 1 PLAYER John McEnroe5793–29100– Novak Djokovic10797–4798– Note: Andy Murray has never been ranked No. 1Source: tennisabstract.com Stefan Edberg8191–1292– Djokovic isn’t just a top-five player: He’s the world No. 1. And the world’s best player really should win should-win matches. The loss to Querrey was Djokovic’s first in a should-win match as No. 1. Nadal has never lost one. Federer lost one: to Gustavo Kuerten in the third round of the 2004 French Open. Kuerten was a three-time French Open champ. Querrey has never reached the quarterfinal of a Grand Slam.But again, these things used to happen more often. Sampras lost three should-wins as a No. 1. Agassi lost two. Becker lost only one — but he played only three. (He was No. 1 for only 12 weeks.)Other factors beyond the numbers might make more sense of Querrey’s win. His great serving, the rain delays, health problems that Djokovic alluded to after the match: All of these probably played a role in the upset. To topple any of the Big Four usually requires lots of things going right for the underdog.
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Orange Nous ne nous alignerons jamais sur les prix de Free

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first_imgOrange: "Nous ne nous alignerons jamais sur les prix de Free"Après deux semaines de silence, Orange contre-attaque par la voix de son PDG, Stéphane Richard. Ce dernier affirme que l'opérateur historique n'a pas l'intention de descendre les tarifs pour contrer les offres de Free mobile.Il aura fallu près de deux semaines pour obtenir la première déclaration d'Orange sur les offres Free mobile annoncées en grande pompe par Xavier Niel. C'est le PDG de l'opérateur historique, Stéphane Richard, qui prend la parole dans les colonnes du JDD et l'on ne peut pas dire qu'il y va de main morte.Avant même de parler des produits proposés par Free, M. Richard revient sur le show donné par Xavier Niel le 10 janvier dernier, le qualifiant "d'indigne" et estimant qu'il "a noyé les Français dans une désinformation, provoquant une vague de comportements agressifs et d’incivilités dans les boutiques Orange." On se souvient que Niel avait affirmé que les opérateurs mobiles prenaient les consommateurs pour des pigeons. Une déclaration scandaleuse pour le PDG d'Orange, précisant que "le discours taclant les salopards qui se reversent des dividendes me révolte, surtout lorsqu’il vient de la huitième fortune de France." Ensuite, Stéphane Richard passe aux tarifs très agressifs de Free mobile et se montre très clair sur le positionnement d'Orange face à ce bouleversement: "Nous ne nous alignerons jamais sur les prix de Free car nous offrons la sécurité, la fiabilité, des innovations." Deux arguments portent cette déclaration. Le premier vise à ne pas faire d'Orange un opérateur low-cost, sous entendu ce qu'est Free mobile aujourd'hui: "Le vrai risque serait que tous les opérateurs deviennent low cost, ce qui veut dire moins d’investissements, moins de services, moins d’emplois." Ensuite, Orange veut s'affirmer comme un opérateur au service de qualité et aux nombreuses valeurs ajoutées. "Par exemple, tous les Français qui souhaitent avoir accès au très haut débit, la 4G, qui sera le prochain saut technologique dans le mobile, le pourront dans quelques mois chez Orange."À lire aussiComparatif Livebox Play d'Orange / LaBox Numericable : quelle box nouvelle génération est la mieux dotée ?Free et Orange ont pourtant signé un accord où le nouvel entrant loue le réseau mobile de l'opérateur historique, pour un montant d'un milliard d'euros, ce qui lui permet d'être présent sur l'intégralité du territoire. Mais il semble que les relations se sont nettement refroidies depuis la présentation de Free mobile. Preuve en est la dernière petite pique de Stéphane Richard à l'encontre de son concurrent: "Nous avons construit un des meilleurs réseaux de téléphonie mobile en Europe. Xavier Niel est d’accord puisqu’il nous le loue !"Dans une interview accordé aux journalistes de BFM Business, datée d'aujourd'hui, le PDG d'Orange va même encore plus loin : il affirmerait que les clients partis chez Free Mobile seraient entrain de revenir vers leurs premiers opérateurs. Il aurait ainsi indiqué :" les mouvements de clients vont se faire globalement au détriment des opérateurs existants en direction de Free dans un premier temps, avant qu'il y en ait qui retournent chez les opérateurs existants. Ça a déjà commencé d'ailleurs ". Info ou Intox ? Sur la durée, seuls les chiffres de l'Arcep feront foi.Le 23 janvier 2012 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img
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Ric Flair undergoes successful surgery Monday, will miss appearances at Starrcast

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first_img Whats On Deck For March: Celtics, Bruins Stretch Runs Pinterest Wrestling Legend Ric Flair to Make Feature Film Acting Debut Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ric Flair Twitter Videos Articles Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE Ric Flair Opens Up About 2017 Health Scare Facebook Ric Flair signs deal with Adidas, Says “We’re fixin’ to make Nike the second brand” center_img TMZ Sports is reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair underwent successful surgery and is resting well. According to Flair’s wife, Wendy Barlow, “Doctors said the procedure was a success.”Due to the surgery, which was scheduled for last week before being delayed over health concerns, Flair has had to pull out of his scheduled appearances at Starrcast II in Las Vegas this coming Friday. Flair was going to be the honored guest at The Roast of Ric Flair.On behalf of the entire staff here at Wrestleview, we’d like to send our best wishes to Ric Flair as he recovers.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRic Flair Opens Up About 2017 Health ScareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:52/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:52 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Hospitalized Google+ Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ric Flair Rushed to Hospital After Medical Emergency Ric Flair threatens WWE with legal action over Becky Lynch’s “The Man” gimmick Now Playing Up Nextlast_img
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Shooting in Chippingham Nassau

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 8, 2017 – Nassau – Two shootings, including a murder are recorded over the weekend and media reports are that a vehicle with some men pulled up to a house on Providence Road around 9am Saturday; shots were fired, two men were struck and one died on the scene.  The other man was rushed to hospital where he is in serious condition.  The vehicle is said to have sped off and that the two shooters ran off on foot. #MagneticMediaNews#shootinginChippingham#twoshootingsinNassauoverweekend Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #shootinginChippingham, #twoshootingsinNassauoverweekendlast_img
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GB Minister Spoke on Small Business Development at OAS Gathering in Washington

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first_img Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 24, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson visited Washington D.C. this past Friday where he addressed participants in a Small Business Development Center Study Tour, sponsored by The Organization of American States.Addressing participants from throughout the Caribbean, OAS officials and others, the Minister said he was pleased to represent The Bahamas at the event and that it was particularly important for him to see the implementation of the program in The Bahamas and especially on the island of Grand Bahama.He told the assembly that the current administration is focused on small business assistance and that development of the program will help to fulfill that commitment.Minister Thompson also recalled that it was only a few short months ago that The Bahamas signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the OAS to become part of the cooperation programme being offered through the United States Permanent Mission to the OAS in conjunction with the University of Texas in San Antonio.“The Bahamas is an active member of the OAS in all areas and particularly in the affairs of the Secretariat for Integral Development,” he told the gathering.Further, he informed that The Bahamas has a small and open economy, primarily driven by two sectors, tourism and financial services, with tourism being the dominant sector contributing better than 45% of the country’s gross domestic product.The Grand Bahama Minister advised that while most economic activities are concentrated on the country’s most populated island, New Providence, that Grand Bahama, the second most populated island hosts one of the first free ports in the world, a special economic zone.He also stressed that the island is home to one of the largest container shipping facilities on the eastern seaboard with the capacity to service approximately 1.5 million twenty-foot container units a year including the capacity to service 750 refrigerated units.Also, that the island is home of the Grand Bahama Shipyard, one of the largest centers for dry-docking and afloat services for repairs, refit, refurbishment and revitalization.The Minister also advised that our government recognizes that in order to accelerate the country’s economic growth, steps need to be taken to further develop an environment which focuses on competitiveness, ease of doing business and macroeconomic stability.“My Government also recognizes that the growth and expansion of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises or MSMEs is key to the country’s growth success and we are creating an environment which encourages innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit of the people.“To be successful, this will take a coordinated approach targeted at addressing the needs of the MSME sector of the economy,” he said.Continuing, he informed that to stimulate the growth of MSMEs, previous governments had established agencies targeted at supporting the development of those enterprises.Some of the key agencies according to Mr. Thompson included the Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation, the Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Capital Fund and the Bahamas Development Bank.He also informed that representatives from those agencies had traveled to Washington for the event also.“The aim of these agencies is to encourage the creation, expansion and promotion of SMEs through the provision of business incubation support services, resources such as industrial land at concessionary rates, access to development funding, access to buyers’ market and the provision of monitoring and evaluation services for small businesses,” he said.Mr. Thompson was also keen on pointing out that “although our Government has only been in office for approximate two months, I am pleased that our Government has agreed to continue the important process of establishing two Small Business Development Centers with support of the US Permanent Mission to the OAS, to better coordinate the efforts of existing agencies which support SME development.“The creation of such centers was a key recommendation of the country’s National Development Plan. The Centers will also develop a framework that will help to increase collaboration and networking between SMEs.“Our plan calls for the Small Business Development Centers to be based at two campuses of the University of The Bahamas in New Providence and Grand Bahama and comprised of a team of professionals from a variety of sectors namely, the public sector, academia, agencies responsible for small business development and the Chamber of Commerce,” he stated.According to the Minister the Center will have the advantage of accessing a cadre of qualified faculty and global network of resources aimed at small business growth.He said that members of the team have in the past several months been engaged in active dialogue and training with personnel from the Small Business Development Center of the University of Texas.“We are pleased that the team has already developed a Strategic and Operational Plan which will be implemented in both Grand Bahama and New Providence before the end of 2017 and will be subsequently launched in our Family Islands in the near future.“The plan includes the organizational structure of the Center and the roles and responsibilities of key personnel. Once fully implemented it is our vision that the Center will be the leading driver of economic growth for small businesses by empowering entrepreneurial development throughout The Bahamas.“We anticipate that the Small Business Development Centre Model that The Bahamas will be implementing over the next few months will not only grow and expand SMEs, but will also create further opportunities for partnerships between domestic and international businesses, attracting more investment into the country,” he said.#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img
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Biomass ruling favors Schneider Electric

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first_imgPreviously: Attorneys argued Sept. 28 over whether a biomass plant could be sited in downtown Vancouver; the Vancouver City Council on Monday passed an emergency moratorium on development to block the plant.What’s new: A hearing examiner ruled in favor of Schneider Electric, which partnered with Clark County to build the plant.What’s next: City officials will consider their options.Schneider Electric on Thursday won a decision from a hearing examiner over a proposed biomass plant in downtown Vancouver, and proponents say that despite the Vancouver City Council’s best effort to kill the proposal, it’s still on.On Monday, with no warning to the county, the Vancouver City Council passed an emergency six-month moratorium on development in the downtown zone.David Palmer of Schneider Electric, which signed a contract with Clark County to build a biomass electricity generating plant west of the Clark County Jail, said Thursday that the company has been able “to mitigate the financial impact of the moratorium and the project remains financially viable even with the delay.”The city’s move was thought to be a fatal blow because Schneider would miss out on an $8 million federal grant that expires at the end of the year.Palmer said Thursday that additional funding has been identified from the New Market Tax Credit program.Hearing examiner Sharon Rice, an attorney from Shoreline, ruled that the biomass plant is “consistent with the intent and purpose” of a light industrial overlay district.last_img
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Ceremony recognizes sacrifice of fallen officers

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first_imgAmid prayers, a three-volley salute and the sounds of taps played on a bugle, more than 100 people honored the officers, troopers and deputies who have died while protecting their communities. “We breathe easier knowing there are brave men and women serving us day and night,” Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain told attendees Thursday morning in the courtyard of the Clark County Public Service Center in Vancouver. “In my 28 years of law enforcement, each ceremony brings to the forefront the inherent dangers of police work.”The Clark County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony was the local celebration of a national day of remembrance. Though a good number die by felonious activity, McElvain pointed to the 2013 statistic of 46 law enforcement officers that were killed nationwide in vehicle crashes.“There’s a tremendous gap to overcome in terms of officers dying accidentally,” he said. Officers have such a passion to get to the call, he said, that they sometimes forget to take simple and safe actions to protect themselves. “As much as we have become better at what we do over time, there are always those unfortunate circumstances,” he said. McElvain said he was proud to speak at the event, his first fallen officers’ memorial as police chief of Vancouver.“I want to represent those that have passed with dignity,” McElvain said. Portland Fire & Rescue Capt. Martin Getch brought his 8-year-old son Chase, who was wearing a small Battle Ground police uniform. Chase was chosen as the unofficial honorary chief of the Battle Ground Police Department. And he knew why he was there. “To honor the police,” he said. “I was trying to explain it on our way down,” Martin Getch said. “He understands what they do is very dangerous and he understands my job, the dangers with that.”last_img
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HC bans filling up of Kajla Beel in Narayanganj

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first_imgThe High Court on Thursday imposed a ban on filling up of Kajla Beel area in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj district.It also fixed 28 November as the date to hear a previous HC rule in this regard, reports UNB.The HC bench of justice Syed Mohammad Dastagir Hossain and justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan passed the order in the afternoon.Earlier on 24 October, the HC issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in two weeks why their inaction to protect the lands, ponds and canals in Kajla Beel area should not be declared illegal.Already 700 acres of cropland of local land office has been filled up in the name of Rimjhim police town and Italian City Housing Project damaging the environment in the area, said advocate Taimur Alam Khandker who, appeared for the petitioners.The HC issued the rule after a writ petition was filed by four locals, including Badsha Mia, following a report recently published in a national daily, he said.last_img
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Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating

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first_imgEid al-Adha, which is being celebrated today (September 12), is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael.Muslims around the world observe this event.On Eid al-Adha, many Muslims make a special effort to pray and listen to a sermon at a mosque. They also wear new clothes, visit family members and friends, and may symbolically sacrifice an animal in an act known as qurbani. This represents the animal that Ibrahim sacrificed in the place of his son.The day begins with morning prayers, followed by visits to family and friends, and the exchange of food and gifts.Muslims are obliged to share food and money with the poor so that they can also take part in the celebrations.We wish you a blessed day! Eid Mubarak! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook andTwitter. Join us therelast_img
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GE Healthcare and Getinge Group Launch Integrated Hybrid OR Angiography System

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first_imgTechnology | Angiography | June 13, 2016 GE Healthcare and Getinge Group Launch Integrated Hybrid OR Angiography System System combines GE’s IGS 730 angiography system with the Maquet Magnus operating table to allow greater flexibility, high-quality imaging in the hybrid OR Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into... read more Related Content News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will... read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the... read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray... read more 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at ... read more Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that... read more center_img News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked... read more GE Healthcare's Discovery IGS 730 angiography systemJune 13, 2016 — GE Healthcare and Getinge Group announced the U.S. launch of a new, highly flexible angiography solution for surgery, interventional and hybrid operating room (OR) procedures at the Society for Vascular Surgery’s (SVS) 2016 annual meeting.Jointly developed, this integrated solution pairs GE’s Discovery IGS 730 angiography system with the Magnus operating table system from Getinge Group’s Maquet brand. The combination of these two systems will enable hospitals to expand the range of surgical procedures and interventions they offer and optimize the use of their hybrid ORs.The Discovery IGS 730 from GE Healthcare offers high-precision imaging technology and mobility. With its laser-guided, mobile gantry, it can be conveniently positioned throughout the OR with high predictability to provide the medical team with full patient access. The sysetm enables the use of both left and right customizable parking locations for patient access during left or right access procedures. Its mobile design allows flexibility in the placement of ceiling-suspended elements, such as laminar flow and booms. It also enables high-quality 2-D imagery as well as cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) HD and multimodality 3-D fusion imaging with opportunities for minimally invasive treatment.The Magnus operating table system is versatile and has a "floating" function that enables quick and precise movements during catheter-based interventions. Through the flexibility of different table tops, it is possible to expand diagnostic and therapeutic measures for further surgical procedures.One of the first installations of the combined Discovery IGS 730/Maquet Magnus operating table angiography system is at the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS, United Kingdom. The hospital believes this combined system will allow performing complex, minimally-invasive endovascular procedures and open surgery on patients suffering from cardiovascular pathologies.“Since the installation of the Discovery system, we have been able to treat more challenging anatomies and medically more challenging patients than with a traditional mobile system,” said Jonathan Ghosh, M.D., vascular and endovascular surgeon, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS. “We have performed on-table embolization during resection of complex cancers, revision endovascular surgery and complex cardiology cases. Furthermore, I am now able to perform complex endovascular repair such as EVAR [endovascular aortic repair] using the Fusion imaging guidance with a fast learning curve on this integrated system. In order to fully utilize the OR, we can easily adapt by exchanging the versatile Magnus tabletop for full spectrum of open operations in all areas of the body. Our workstreams have become more efficient and the imaging quality is vastly superior to our previous mobile imaging systems."For more information: www.gehealthcare.com, www.maquet.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for... read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial... read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad... read more Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field. last_img
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first_img Friday, January 6, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Britain & Europe, Weather ATL Inclement Weather Update https://t.co/XT2BE6LNav— Atlanta Police Dept (@Atlanta_Police) January 6, 2017 Snow and freezing temperatures hit Southeast U.S. and Eastern Europe Heavy snow, winds, leave 16,000 households in Poland without power — Earth Changes — https://t.co/cGobc4suu5 https://t.co/gL0Ni1Mywf— Steve Bryant (@goyacobol) January 6, 2017center_img Share NEW YORK — A winter storm bearing down on the Southeast U.S. with the possibility of snow, sleet and freezing rain is threatening to disrupt weekend travel. On the other side of the pond, blizzards swept parts of eastern Europe on Friday, causing some train, ferry and airport cancellations.Turkish Airlines cancelled 192 domestic and international flights. The Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlantia, Georgia is showing 154 cancelled flights on flightaware.com. Alabama and Georgia announced they were going on an emergency footing. Classes have been cancelled across several states and motorists are being urged to avoid unnecessary weekend travel as crews rush to pre-treat roads.The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Friday and Saturday from eastern Alabama through north Georgia, including Atlanta, and into the Carolinas and part of Virginia.Organizers say they’ve moved the annual Joan of Arc Parade through New Orleans’ French Quarter from Friday to Saturday night over concerns about the winter storm moving across the South.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsIn Eastern Europe, a cold snap caused five deaths in 24 hours in Poland as blizzards swept through the region.In Romania, one of the worst affected areas, authorities said main highways in the south and east were made impassable due to the heavy snow. More than 40 trains were not running due to snow on the track.Heavy snow and strong winds disrupted traffic in southern Serbia and snow piled up to two-meters (6.6 feet) high, closing several roads.Turkey’s national carrier, Turkish Airlines, cancelled 192 domestic and international flights that were scheduled for Saturday after heavy snow, icy conditions and strong winds were forecast for Istanbul.Bulgarian authorities said some 650 villages across the country were without electricity due to high winds and heavy snow. Temperatures are forecast to drop to minus 20 C (minus 4 F) at the weekend.In Croatia, the temperatures dipped below freezing even along the country’s Adriatic coast where high winds halted some ferry traffic to the islands and over the bridges along the coastline.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalElsewhere, temperatures in Germany plunged as low as minus 25 degrees Celsius (minus 13 Fahrenheit) overnight, after storm “Axel” sucked in icy air from the Arctic.In northern Europe, which is accustomed to subzero temperatures, it was bitterly cold but sunny, plummeting to minus 23 C (minus 9.4 F) Friday morning in Helsinki, Finland, the same temperature recorded in Latvia.Strong gales off the coast of western Norway caused the cancellation of a ferry, and on a major rail section west of Copenhagen, Denmark, there were delays due to the icy weather. Notice to all passengers: https://t.co/4hpbRkPB3l pic.twitter.com/K80QjsOq9c— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) January 5, 2017 By: Alison Mutlerlast_img
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first_imgRelated posts:New ‘eco-friendly’ Marriott airport hotel At the airport, Costa Rican soccer fans greet U.S. team with heckling, egg tossing Costa Rica to improve bad weather safety procedures at San José airport Juan Santamaría International Airport named third-best in Latin America Did you know that buying Duty Free in Costa Rica helps contribute to social programs to combat poverty?The Mixed Institute for Social Aid (IMAS) runs Duty Free stores here, which are located in both the Juan Santamaría International Airport, outside San José, and the Daniel Oduber International Airport, in Liberia, the capital of northwestern Guanacaste province. This year those stores unveiled a new sales slogan, called “Shopping with Social Responsibility.” IMAS’ Fernando Sánchez said the slogan helps remind shoppers that each purchase generates revenue for IMAS social programs, including improvements to schools, pedestrian bridges and rural community projects.Another program, “Productive Ideas,” helps train and finance small businesses. “It’s important to let people know why IMAS Duty Free stores exist and where the money goes,” Sánchez said.In 2012, IMAS began remodeling and expanding some of these shops, including a new store near the baggage claim area in Juan Santamaría. Geovany Flores, administrative manager of the Duty Free shops, noted that before expansion – the store is set to more than triple in size – 2011 sales topped $519,000. Now, the baggage claim store offers several new products, including perfumes, electronics, beauty products and other items. Sales last December alone totaled $843,000. Two more stores will be built in sections D and E of the airport, with new items for sale including watches, jewelry and top-shelf liquor. Facebook Commentslast_img
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Prostitution sexual violence in Cyprus similar to rest of the world

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first_imgThe problem with prostitution, sexual violence and trafficking is similar to pretty much everywhere in the world, Julie Bindel an English writer, feminist, journalist and co-founder of the law-reform group ‘Justice for Women’ told Cyprus News Agency in an interview.Bindel visited Cyprus recently as a guest of MIGS, the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies and presented her latest book, ‘’The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth’’. The book is set to be launched in Cyprus next month.Bindel, who has extensive experience in issues related to prostitution and violence against women shared her views and suggestions as regards the dimensions of the problem in Cyprus and what the authorities, NGOs and others, need to do to tackle it.‘’There is a vibrant sex trade, the women not the men are stigmatised, and of course it is a destination and a transit country for trafficking. We need to remember that trafficking is merely international pimping, and trafficking (as a process) could not exist if there wasn`t already a normalised and vibrant sex trade in Cyprus,’’ Bindel said.She said the government needed to consider criminalising the demand, because demand led to the problem.Asked whether the migration and refugee crisis had worsened the situation, she said:  ‘’Of course the most disenfranchised women end up in prostitution, some of them being migrants and refugees. The sex trade targets the most vulnerable women, and racism and colonialism of course exacerbates the problem. Women in detention centres, prisons, and refugee camps are of course the victims of sexual abuse, including prostitution, en masse,’’ she said.‘’But we should not just rely on these women to tell their stories of horror. These women are the experts, and can help us develop policy and practice that looks towards eradicating the sex trade, and punishing the men driving this trade. They can also tell is what will deter the sex buyers,’’ she said.To educate people and raise awareness, she said education from a young age was necessary. “But we also need to educate policymakers, government officials, lawmakers, and the general public about the social ill that is prostitution, and how it is not a victimless crime,” she said.Replying to another questions about recent reports about sexual harassment incidents related to Oxfam and past reports about UN Humanitarian Services  mostly in African countries, Bindel said that “white powerful men” have always abused women in the developing world when they are there in the country supposedly supporting them and helping them make their lives better not worse.Bindel has authored over 30 book chapters and reports on a range of topics pertaining to gender inequality and abuse, and writes regularly for “The Guardian”, “Independent”, the “New Statesman”, “Spectator”, and “Truthdig”.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img
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