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In the news today Dec 6

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first_imgSeven stories in the news for Thursday, Dec. 6———FORCILLO TO LEARN IF TOP COURT WILL HEAR APPEALA Toronto police officer who shot a teenager on an empty streetcar five years ago finds out today if Canada’s top court will hear his case. A jury acquitted Const. James Forcillo of the second-degree murder of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim in 2016. However, jurors convicted him of attempted murder related to a second volley of bullets he fired after Yatim was down and dying. Forcillo’s lawyers argue the first and second volleys were artificially divided into discrete events. ———CHINA DEMANDS RELEASE OF EXEC ARRESTED IN VANCOUVERChinese officials are demanding Canada release Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer, who was arrested in Vancouver over the weekend and faces possible extradition to the U.S. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters today that the Chinese government also wants Canadian officials to reveal the reasoning behind Meng Wanzhou’s arrest on Saturday. A clerk at the B.C. Supreme Court says Meng appeared in court Wednesday and a bail hearing is scheduled for Friday. Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod says the U.S. is seeking Meng’s extradition, but couldn’t provide further details because a publication ban is in effect at Meng’s request.———DOMESTIC HOMICIDE VICTIMS LARGELY WOMEN: REPORTMore than three quarters of Canada’s domestic homicide victims were women, according to a new report released today that said belonging to some specific demographic groups elevates the risk of a violent death even more. The report from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative, a multi-year project studying domestic homicides with a focus on vulnerable groups, tracked data from across the country and analyzed relevant deaths between 2010 and 2015. Of the 476 people slain in a domestic homicide during that time, the report found 76 per cent of them were women or girls.———FEDS DROP VALUES TEST FROM JOBS PROGRAM Contentious wording in Ottawa’s summer jobs program that tied pro-abortion beliefs to funding eligibility is being dropped after a backlash to what was styled last year as a values test. Instead, the federal Liberals have re-tooled the 2019 version of the Canada Summer Jobs program to require applicants to declare they don’t work to infringe on any Canadian’s legal rights. Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says the change — made after informal consultations over the past few months — should clear up concerns from faith-based groups who expressed outrage over this past year’s requirements.———FIRST MINISTERS MEETING EXPECTED TO BE TENSEPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is bracing for a barrage of criticism from premiers as they sit down at a First Ministers meeting Friday in Montreal. It’s expected to be one of the most fractious gatherings of Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial leaders in decades. Many of the premiers are upset about the federal approach to pipelines, carbon taxation, environmental assessments, the General Motors plant closure in Oshawa, Ontario, and the oil price crisis. Trudeau says he’s prepared to talk with his provincial counterparts about any subject, including oil, which he calls an important economic resource.———ONTARIO ENVIRONMENT MINISTER TO MEET WITH McKENNAThe federal environment minister is set to meet with her Ontario counterpart in Toronto today where they are expected to discuss the province’s new plan to address climate change. The Progressive Conservative government’s plan, unveiled last week, replaces the cap-and-trade system brought in by the previous Liberal regime and does not put a price on carbon. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has urged Ontario to enact a carbon pricing plan, a federal requirement that Premier Doug Ford has consistently pushed back on.———HALIFAX TO MARK 101 YEARS SINCE EXPLOSIONPeople will gather this morning to remember the many lives lost in what remains one of the worst human-made disasters in Canadian history. Today marks the 101st anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, when two wartime ships collided in the harbour and sparked a massive blast that claimed almost two-thousand lives and obliterated a section of the city. A moment of silence will be held at Fort Needham Memorial Park at 9:04 a-m — the exact time of the explosion on December 6th, 1917.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— The Supreme Court will release its ruling in the case of Marc Cyr-Langlois. The court will determine the necessary conditions under which a breathalyzer test can be conducted, and whether a belch can throw that process into doubt.— The trial continues today for Dennis Oland in the murder of his father.— The trial of Const. Laurence Gary Basso continues on charges of assaulting a man outside a Halifax homeless shelter on Feb. 25.— Statistics Canada will release its international merchandise trade figures for October.— Maxime Bernier, leader of the newly formed People’s Party of Canada, will be in Quebec City today for a rally.The Canadian Presslast_img
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Todd Heremans Foundation To Host Third Annual Hoops For Help

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first_imgWith more than 600 attendees since the inaugural event in 2013, The Todd Herremans Foundation is back this year with the third annual Hoops for Help Fundraiser.The basketball-themed event, which takes place on Thursday, March 26, 2015, will be held at Vie Restaurant, 600 N. Broad Street. The evening will feature dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment, as well as athletes, celebrities and more. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting here.Todd HerremansCredit/Copyright: TCOPR / Low Tide PhotographyIndividual tickets are priced at $325, and guests will receive entrance to the event, dinner and drinks, and a chance to mix and mingle with local athletes and celebrities. Attendees will also be randomly assigned to one of the NCAA’s final sweet sixteen teams. In past years, those on a first place team received iPads and GoPro cameras, and second place received an autographed Todd Herremans jersey. Sponsorships and tables are also available starting at $3000.Past beneficiaries from the event included Alzheimer's Association Recreation Center of Philadelphia, Bringing Hope Home, Cooper Hospital Social Work Division, Kevin from Heaven, Magee Rehabilitation and Zhang Sah Martial Arts/MostSports+.This year, selected charities will receive a surprise visit by Todd to make a check presentation at their offices soon after the event. Joining Ameriprise, ACME Markets and Cherry Hill Imports, additional sponsors this year include Lelas/Madigan/Curtis Wealth Management Group, Lincoln Financial Group, REIT Management and Research, LLC and United Doors. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and for more information, please call 231-740-5809 or email Marilee@herremansfoundation.org.last_img
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Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd posts half a billion loss on weaker investments

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TORONTO — Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. booked a big loss for the third-quarter after it suffered claims losses and big deficits in its stock hedges.The insurance and investment company, which has made a conditional takeover offer for smartphone maker BlackBerry, said Thursday its losses ballooned to US$569.1 million, compared with a profit of US$35.7 million a year earlier.Companies buy hedges — contracts that protect the future value of investments and other assets — during volatile stock markets. However, unexpected share price swings can lead to paper losses on the balance sheet, which must be accounted for.On a per share basis, the company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, said the loss amounted to US$29.02 per share versus or 85 cents per share in the comparable period. Revenue fell to US$1.12 billion from US$1.89 billion.The loss came as the company saw its underwriting profits grow to US$104.7 million due to an improved performance from its insurance operations compared with US$72 million a year ago.“We were affected in the quarter with mark-to-market losses from bonds, because of rising interest rates in the quarter, and a mismatch in our equity portfolios between our common stocks and our hedges,” said Fairfax chief executive Prem Watsa in a release.Mark-to-market is a bookkeeping term used when a company values assets and liabilities at their current worth, even though they might not be drawn upon for years down the road.“We continue to believe that the mark-to-market losses will reverse in the future,” Watsa added.“We are maintaining our defensive equity hedges due to our concern about the financial markets and the economic outlook.”Fairfax, BlackBerry’s largest shareholder, made a conditional takeover bid in September that values the company at US$4.7 billion or US$9 per share.The Fairfax consortium is expected to complete its due diligence by Nov. 4. Until then, BlackBerry is allowed to actively solicit and evaluate rival offers.Last year, Fairfax doubled its stake in BlackBerry (TSX:BB) when the company, then known as Research In Motion, revamped its leadership with a new chief executive and new members on its board of directors.Watsa also took a seat on its board, and increased his own holdings in the smartphone maker to 9.9% — representing 51.9 million shares — a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed.The Fairfax executive has since stepped down from the position, citing a conflict of interests.Fairfax, through its subsidiaries, is involved in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management.The Canadian Press
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Keheliya was not invited to rejoin says UNP

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The United National Party (UNP) has denied claims made by former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella that he was invited to rejoin the party.A former UNP MP, Rambukwella had joined the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government and was the Media Minister until Rajapaksa lost the January 8 Presidential election. Hashim said that so far no one from the UNP has even stated in public that Rambukwella was asked to join the UNP or should be invited to join the UNP. The UNP General Secretary however claimed that following the January 8 Presidential election, Rambukwella had made at least three attempts to rejoin the UNP.On one occasion, Hashim said that following the January 8 Presidential election, Rambukwella had met party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and urged him to take him back into the party. Hashim said that when the fist attempt failed, Rambukwella had made at least two other attempts but even those attempts had not been successful. (Colombo Gazette) Rambukwella had recently claimed that he was invited by the UNP to rejoin the party but UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim today denied the claims.
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Government called on to fully constitute RTI commission

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TISL has been greatly encouraged by the passing of the RTI Act and acknowledges the significant implementation challenges ahead. However, TISL urgently calls for the Constitutional Council to make well considered recommendations in order that the President can make the remaining appointments at the earliest possible occasion, so that the composition of the commission may be regularized. (Colombo Gazette) While the Commission has been established by the Act, its membership is yet to be fully constituted, as the RTI Act states that the Commission shall consist of 5 persons. The RTI Commission is arguably the most important component in the framework set up by the RTI Act. It has extensive powers, including the hearing of cases on appeal, issuing guidelines on record management, fees and proactive disclosure, prescribing fees, monitoring compliance, making recommendation for reform, referring matters for disciplinary action and prosecuting offences under the Act. Its decisions have far-reaching consequences for the exercise of the fundamental right of access to information. It is evident therefore, that the RTI Commission needs to be a dynamic catalyst in the rollout of RTI to the public.Some of these powers and functions are particularly important in the hands of the first RTI Commission, which has the vital role of setting in place the key principles, mechanisms, templates and procedures that will set the tone for future Commissions to follow. The intention of Parliament in enacting the RTI law was that the RTI Commission should consist of five members. Even though the Act states that the quorum for a meeting is three, the stipulation of a quorum inherently suggests that the appointment of the full membership is expected. Such appointment would entitle all members to attend meetings. Having only three members would vest sole decision-making power in those members only, subverting the intention of Parliament, and depriving the Commission of its diversity. TISL therefore calls for the appointment of the full Commission. Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is encouraged by the appointment of three members of the Right to Information (RTI) Commission.
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Venezuela Annan notes latest developments in electoral review process

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In a statement released by his spokesman, Mr. Annan commended the work of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Carter Center, which observed the entire process of review of the petition signatures – known as the reparos, or correction, process. The statement said that the Secretary-General “urges all Venezuelans to cooperate constructively to ensure a peaceful electoral and constitutional solution to the country’s political impasse.”
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Worker at renowned stables that trains horses for the Queen convicted of

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first_img"The first of your victims was a timid young woman. I entirely accept her account that you grabbed her with one hand round the neck and the other on her groin, in between her legs."After this you told her that you are a strong man. Fortunately she was able to fight back."The woman cried after, she says she doesn't know what you would have done if you weren't so drunk. Plainly she was very frightened by what happened, this was a nasty experience."Regarding the second victim, the judge said: "You began touching her and kissing her on the neck. Her jeans and belt were undone also."She was extremely upset, hysterical and barely able to talk. She said you were a monster and feels embarrassed by what happened."Judge Parkes added: "You were so drunk that in both cases fortunately you were not able to take things further. You are a man who is very well respected and well loved at Park House Stables."Now you have resigned and I'm sure you will find another job in the racing world because you're clearly talented."Phillips must complete a 60-day rehabilitation course for alcohol and carry out 160 hours of unpaid work as part of his one-year community order. A senior member of staff at a renowned stables that trains horses for the Queen has been convicted of sexually assaulting two women while he was drunk and "not in control".Richard Phillips, who was described by a judge as a "well respected and well-loved" figure at Park House Stables, has been given a restraining order preventing him from contacting his victims, one of whom described him as a "monster".The 44-year-old grabbed a "timid young woman" by the groin, with one hand around her neck, after she refused to have sex with him and told her "he is a strong man" before saying that "nobody would hear them", a court heard.Just weeks later, Phillips sexually abused another young woman by groping her breasts and attempted to pull down her trousers while kissing her neck. Following the assaults, Phillips left his senior job at the stables, owned by the family of TV presenter Clare Balding, in the village of Kingsclere, Hampshire.Park House Stables was bought by Balding's grandparents in 1953 and has since trained many successful thoroughbred horses.It currently trains horses owned by the Queen as well as Sir Alex Ferguson, the former Manchester United manager. Ms Balding's brother Andrew, 43, became the licensed trainer at the 1,500-acre site in January 2003 after succeeding their father, Ian.Phillips, of North Sydmonton, near Kingsclere, denied two counts of sexual assault but was convicted by a jury at Winchester Crown Court, Hampshire.He remained emotionless as he was given a one-year community sentence and restraining order.Simon Jones, prosecuting, told the court that Phillips approached his first victim while drunk and asked her "if she wanted some fun"."The defendant approached her and she could tell he had too much to drink," he said. "He asked her if she wanted some fun."He grabbed her neck and her groin and tried to force her over. He told her nobody would hear - however, she pushed him away and he fell."Mr Jones said Phillips groped the second victim, adding: "He was touching her breasts and had undone her belt as if to pull her trousers down. Both these attacks were unwarranted and unnecessary contact from this man."The court heard how both attacks happened during or after social events on separate evenings. She was extremely upset, hysterical and barely able to talk. She said you were a monsterJudge Richard Parkes QC Both these attacks were unwarranted and unnecessary contact from this manSimon Jones, prosecuting Guy Draper, defending, said Phillips had a problem with alcohol that has caused his only long-term relationship to fall apart, adding that during both attacks he was so drunk "he was not in control".Mr Draper said: "It's clear that Mr Phillips was very drunk after consuming large amounts of alcohol. Since the incidents he has not had any alcohol for five months. His consumption of alcohol had reached such a peak he was not in control."His life has fallen apart from alcohol, his only long-term relationship because of his consumption of alcohol, as it is somewhat a problem."Passing sentence, Judge Richard Parkes QC said: "It's clear you enjoy your drink and there's nothing wrong with that, but when you assault young ladies it becomes a problem. Richard Phillips, pictured leaving Winchester Crown Court, was ordered to complete a 60-day rehabilitation course and carry out 160 hours of unpaid work as part of his one-year community orderCredit:Solent Richard Phillips Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img
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Sitdown Sunday 7 deadly reads

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first_imgIT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair. We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. One Hyde ParkNicholas Shaxson tries to get inside London’s wealthiest and most secretive building, and looks at how the city has helped its mostly absent residents to thrive in the English capital. (Vanity Fair)When the British Empire crumbled in the mid-1950s, London replaced the cozy embrace of gunboats and imperial trading preferences with a new model: tempting the world’s hot money through lax regulation and lax enforcement. There was always a subtle balance, involving dependable British legal bedrock fiercely upholding U.K. domestic rules and laws while turning a blind eye to foreign law-breaking. It was a classic offshore-tax-haven offering that tells foreign financiers, “We won’t steal your money, but we won’t make a fuss if you steal other people’s.”2. All rise Megan Garber charts the history of applause, what it once meant, and how those who knew its power manipulated it. (The Atlantic)This is the story of how people clapped when all they had, for the most part, was hands – of how we liked things before we Liked things. Applause, participatory and observational at the same time, was an early form of mass media, connecting people to each other and to their leaders, instantly and visually and, of course, audibly. It was public sentiment analysis, revealing the affinities and desires of networked people. It was the qualified self giving way to the quantified crowd. It was big data before data got big.3. The dance of deathDavid Remnick details the recent events at the Bolshoi ballet that left its artistic director disfigured and another member facing jail. (New Yorker)The liquid was sulfuric acid – the “oil of vitriol,” as medieval alchemists called it. Depending on the concentration, it can lay waste to human skin as quickly as in a horror movie. Scientists working with sulfuric acid wear protective goggles; even a small amount in the eyes can destroy the cornea and cause permanent blindness. Filin was in agony. The burning was immediate and severe. His vision turned to black. He could feel the scalding of his face and scalp, the pain intensifying all the time. 4. The man with the red shoes Massimo Gatto looks at the history behind the Pope’s choice of footwear. (The New York Review of Books)With the red shoes went a red-striped robe, again in Phoenician purple – a wide stripe for members of the Senate, a narrower stripe for the second-rank aristocrats known as horsemen, equites. After the coming of Christianity, the tradition of wearing red passed from the Roman Senate to the “Sacred Senate,” the College of Cardinals.5. Running out of chancesJeré Longman follows the case of Tim Danielson, who went from the high of breaking the four-minute mile to the murder charges which now face him. (The New York Times)Tim Danielson sat slumped on the toilet in a white T-shirt and underwear. He was breathing but apparently unconscious, unresponsive to the voices of sheriff’s deputies. In an adjacent bedroom, a generator ran loudly. The smell of gasoline was potent. Ming Qi, a former wife of Danielson’s, lay dead on the bed. A pump-action shotgun lay beside her. A .22-caliber rifle was nearby. Authorities said she was shot six times.6. Rising from the ashesSarah Yager looks at the Marlboro Man, and the allure that the wild west is having on Marlboro’s smokers. (The Atlantic)By the early 1960s, just before the Surgeon General’s advisory committee issued its verdict on the health risks of smoking, the theme had evolved into the mythical “Marlboro Country,” where cowboys in white hats rode horseback between golden grass and blue skies, or sat around a campfire with an open red-topped pack posed next to the crackling flames. The message beckoned over airwaves and from newspaper pages: “Come to where the flavor is.”… AND A CLASSIC READ FROM THE ARCHIVES…In 2002, James B Stewart wrote in The New Yorker about a divorced New Jersey housewife who met the love of her life. Everything changed on the morning of 9/11.Susan made a point of reminding herself that a woman in her fifties with three grown daughters and two failed marriages behind her should have few illusions about romantic prospects. After nursing her mother through a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, she had resigned herself to merely going out to dinner occasionally with women friends in similar circumstances.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday >The Sports Pages – the best sports writing collected every week by TheScore.ie >last_img
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5 Comics For Wrinkle In Time Fans To Dive Into

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first_img 11 Female Directors Who Followed Their Own Rules11 Young Adult Novels That Are Surprisingly Mature For Their Age Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Excited for the new A Wrinkle In Time movie? We are too! Ava Duvernay’s wickedly gorgeous film adapted from Madeleine L’engle’s novel with the same name has the potential to blow us and audiences away. It’s got us at Geek thinking about some cool comics for any and all fans of A Wrinkle in Time.These comics aren’t exactly like the movie. However, if you’re looking for adventures in time and space, cool lead characters, stories filled with friendship and wonder. You might want to look into these cool comics books to satisfy your love for the book and movies.The Backstagers Vol. 1(W): James Tynion IV (A): Rian Sygh (C): Walter Baiamonte, Brittany Peer (L): Jim CampbellWhen I think of A Wrinkle In Time, I think of the puzzling, exciting and wondrous world backstage with our favorite boys. James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh create a unique and extraordinary story about friendship and the power of being a team (also love, there’s a little bit of love in there too). The boys not only have to deal with some backstage mixtures of time and space. They also encounter strange creatures that roam the halls through mazes. Fantastic rooms are WAY more intricate than anything they can build. Super creepy entities from the past trying to escape and so much more. The Backstagers and A Wrinkle In Time present a fascinating portrayal of teamwork, delightful underdog characters, and adventure that will leave you mind-boggled and friendship that lasts a lifetime.Seconds(W/A): Bryan O’Malley, (DA): Jason Fischer (C): Nathan Fairbairn (L): Dustin HarbinThe first time I read Seconds, I described it to a friend as “A Wrinkle In Time meets Scott Pilgrim, but deeper than both of them combined.” Spoilers: I let her borrow it. She agreed with me. Bryan O’ Malley’s follow-up to the highly loved Scott Pilgrim creates a stunning, yet heartbreakingly triumphant narrative of a super talented, and a bit narcissistic, chef Katie. Katie tries to make everything in her life as perfect as she wants it to be. Or as she needs it to be. She often has recurring dreams of a woman, in modern clothes who sits on her dresser, watching her. Katie finds to make her life perfect she needs magic mushrooms from this mysterious woman, who turns out to be a House spirit. If you haven’t read Seconds, the description that I have will entirely make sense to you once you read this masterpiece.via Ballantine BooksA Wrinkle In Time: Graphic Novel(W/I): Hope LarsonI know, I know. This one is a bit of a cop-out. However, if you’re a Wrinkle In Time fan, you should check out Hope Larson’s beautiful adaptation of the classic story. She gives the story a fluid, yet delicate visual spin. A Wrinkle In Time has been adapted in so many ways. In our wonderous comic medium, it gives it new energy and vibe to what we read in the book. Filtering out the different visual lenses can be tough though, so Larson really makes this her own. This graphic novel feels like Larson’s love letter to the novel. It’s slow-burning, free-flowing and carries L’Engle’s language from words to astonishing art.Zojaqan(W): Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, (A): Nathan Gooden, (C): Vittorio Astone, (L): Dero BennettVault Comics carries some of the best and note-worthy comics we’ve been sleeping on. One of the coolest titles Vault has come out within their first slate of science fiction/fantasy comics is Zojagon. Created by Collin Lang and Jackson Lanzing with art by Nathan Gooden and stunningly gorgeous pastels by Vittorio Astone, this team creates a comic that a Wrinkle In Time fan will surely enjoy. This comic takes you on an emotional rollercoaster with high stakes adventure. Zojagon centers around Shannon Kind, a woman who has suffered from an unimaginable tragedy and lands in an unknown world called Zojagon. Why would a Wrinkle In Time fan love this? The emotional journey, the beautiful and brilliant alien landscape, a strong, robust POC lead character and a story that’s out of this world. Literally.via Vault ComicsHilda(W/I): Luke Person Here’s a book that was suggested to me after reading A Wrinkle in Time. My friend who’s a massive fan of A Wrinkle In Time said I should check out the books of Hilda. Hildafolk, created by Luke Pearson, is a collection of stories about a little girl named Hilda. She goes on misadventures into a mysterious and odd world right outside her tent, with magic and wonder to tie it all together. I fell in love with these books the moment I opened the pages. I would describe it as Over The Garden Wall meets A Wrinkle in Time. Not because of what’s in the book but because of the astonishing world-building and intensely cool characters. Luke Pearson weaves together a whimsical and charming story. It will not only touch you but makes you want to go on adventures as well. With the ever adorable Hilda guiding you into this world, you’ll never want to let go.last_img
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Militancy rising due to poverty misinterpretation of religion

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first_imgMilitantThe younger generation of Bangladesh identifies misinterpretation of religion and various socio-economic problems, including unemployment and poverty, as leading causes of the rise of militancy in the country, finds a Prothom Alo survey.Besides, almost half of the youth think decadence of moral values, absence of social justice and lack of education also play a vital role for the incidence of militancy in Bangladesh.The survey, conducted by Org-Quest Research Ltd among 1200 people aged between 15 and 30 years last March, found that the reasons of rise of militancy, according to the youth respondents, could be divided into three broad categories-economic, religious and social.Militancy, in Bangladesh, was rising from the 1990’s. But, since the attack at Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant at Gulshan on 1 July last year, many of the militants were identified as youth from educated and affluent family backgrounds. Earlier, it was the poor and uneducated who were found to be prone to militancy.According to the survey results, misinterpretation of religion is leading the educated and affluent society youth to militancy.Unemployment and poverty main reasonsOne third of the respondents said frustration for not getting jobs despite being qualified draws many youth to militancy. Youth from all classes at villages and towns were in agreement on this.Almost half of youth from Rangpur and Sylhet divisions consider unemployment as the main reason for the rise of militancy whereas very few of those from Khulna and Barisal (13 and 7 per cent respectively) think so.According to the latest Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) labour force survey, around 2.6 million people in the country are currently jobless. BBS categorises persons who do not get the chance to work, even for one hour in a week, as unemployed. There are 8.6 million others who do not get any kind of payment for their services in the family.The BBS survey also revealed that fewer chances are being created in the country for the jobseekers.According to the Prothom Alo survey, around one third youth consider unemployment and poverty as interrelated and they identified poverty as another main reason for growing radicalisation.Youths from villages put emphasis on poverty as the cause in the rise of militancy. Besides, male respondents also think poverty as a more important reason than the female respondents.Dhaka University’s economics department professor Abul Barkat said, “When economic disparity rises in a country, it harms the youth more than any other section of people. The jobholders also become victims of this inequality.”“The ever increasing economic inequality is making more youth frustrated,” he added.Misinterpretation and misuse of religionThe youth survey found that according to 58 per cent respondents, militancy is rising due to misinterpretation and misuse of religions. Portraying Islam negatively is also playing a very important role.A very small number of youth (4.6 percent) opined that madarasa education is encouraging youths to get involved in militancy.About half of respondents from Chittagong consider misinterpretation and misuse of religion as chief reason of the rise of militancy whereas about 19 to 23 percent youth from Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna and Mymensingh think so, the study finds.Illinois State University’s professor Ali Riaz told Prothom Alo, “The chances of youth’s engagement in familial, social, political and economic affairs is shrinking by the day in Bangladesh. This is making them insecure. Denial will intensify the situation because alienated people take recourse to extremism.”Degeneration of social values and illiteracyAround one fifth of the respondents said militancy is rising in the country due to illiteracy and gradual degeneration of social values. As many as 12 percent of the youth identifies lack of social justice as another reason.A PhD researcher Azizur Rahman, in his paper “The Forms and Ecologies of Islamist militancy and terrorism in Bangladesh”, has said, “Poverty and resource deprivation, economic dislocation and social disorganisation, political blame game and patronisation, and easy access to arms and ideological apparatuses are the major factors of militia motivation in Bangladesh.”The paper also put emphasis on ensuring the freedom of expression and democracy in the country to fight terrorism.It also asked to involve government and private institutions, NGOs, civil society, media and people in planning and implementing an integrated strategy to prevent radicalisation and publishing ideologies countering the extremists.*The report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Shameem Reza.last_img
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Get ready for LAC Night Race

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first_imgJust a reminder that the LAC Night Race is coming up this weekend. The race will be held on Saturday, October 1.There will be two races: a fun-run and the actual race.The fun-run will be R20 a person to enter.The actual race will be R120 for 21.1 kilometres (half-marathon).If you are brave enough to pound the tarmac for over 20km, be sure not to miss it.Put on your running shoes, get some exercise and show you are up for the challenge. 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 and Twitter. Why not join us there?last_img
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Expanding Applications for Computed Tomography

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first_imgRead the related 2018 article "New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the Market." FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the... read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than... read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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While CTA does provide a noninvasive method for assessing the coronary arteries, it is less helpful in determining which lesion(s) may be problematic and require intervention. The majority of patients are sent on to the cath lab for an invasive angiogram and potentially catheter-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements. In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new technology that combines CT with virtual FFR assessment to provide both anatomical and functional assessment of the coronary arteries. FFR-CT technology has been validated in clinical trials to date, reducing the number of patients sent to the cath lab by nearly two-thirds and in turn cutting healthcare costs 33 percent.At present, HeartFlow Inc. has released the only commercially available version of FFR-CT technology, which requires users to send scans to HeartFlow to perform the calculations and send the studies back to the hospital. This has resulted in relatively slow turnaround times, but the company is working to bring those times down.Other companies such as Toshiba have their own FFR-CT technology in development, but in the meantime other vendors are partnering with HeartFlow to expand the technology’s reach. Most recently, Philips announced a collaboration agreement with HeartFlow to promote the latter’s analysis in conjunction with Philips’ advanced catheters for coronary FFR, instant wave-free ratio (iFR) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) solutions. The two companies will also work together to develop an improved cath lab X-ray angiography image-derived FFR or iFR solution, with the goal of enhancing workflow in the cath lab and improving diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). Siemens Healthineers and GE also announced partnerships with HeartFlow in 2017. Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 03, 2017 | By Jeff Zagoudis Expanding Applications for Computed Tomography This article originally ran as an introduction to the November/December 2017 Computed Tomography comparison chart. You can view the chart here.  Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Related Content 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 Photo courtesy of GE HealthcareComputed tomography (CT) continues to be a workhorse modality for radiology departments and its utility keeps expanding. Below are just a few of the ways CT applications have expanded in the last 12 months. Cardiac CTThis year saw the introduction of the first dedicated cardiac CT scanner at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Session and Expo in March. Developed by GE Healthcare in partnership with Israeli startup Arineta, the Cardiographe is a 64-slice scanner with 140 mm of anatomical coverage, allowing a scan of the entire heart in one rotation without stitching. A gantry speed of 0.24 seconds freezes cardiac motion to eliminate blurring and improve image quality. Other advanced features include dose reduction, iterative reconstruction and metal artifact reduction.Spatial resolution will continue to be a moving target for CT manufacturers as they attempt to improve viewing of smaller vessels. At the 2017 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) annual scientific meeting, Toshiba offered glimpses of a prototype scanner with a spatial resolution of 0.25 mm. The upper limit for most scanners is 0.50 mm, at which range stents can be seen inside the vessel, but the image is often blurry. With the 0.25 spatial resolution, viewers may be able to see which vendor’s stent was used, as well as individual stent struts and any broken struts. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate... read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Lung CTOne of the newer applications to develop for CT imaging is as a screening tool for lung cancer and other lung diseases. The application got a major boost when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) gave its approval in 2013 for annual lung CT scans for current and former smokers ages 55-80 with a 30-pack year smoking history. The American Cancer Society (ACS) also gave its approval for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening in 2013, recommending it, but reducing the upper age limit slightly to 74.One reason that lung CT screening is increasing is that the dose required continues to go down. In July, Samsung introduced the BodyTom Elite, an updated version of its 32-slice BodyTom system that, among other applications, can perform lung CT exams under 3 mGy.Several groups in the last 12 months have looked at applying artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to lung CT to aid radiologists in detection of nodules or masses. In one example, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. of Japan shared initial results from an AI algorithm designed to retrieve similar, disease case images from a CT database of previous exams. This particular deep learning algorithm focuses on more diffuse lung diseases like pneumonia, where abnormal shadows spread through the lung in three dimensions, making identification more time-consuming. The algorithm managed 85 percent accuracy for the first five images drawn for each case.While lung CT screening has proven its merits, there are still various populations who are unable to take advantage of it. Samsung Neurologica and the Levine Cancer Institute of the Carolinas Healthcare System worked together to launch the nation’s first mobile lung CT unit in March. The cancer center put a BodyTom CT unit inside a truck to bring lung cancer diagnosis and intervention to underserved populations across the Carolinas; the goal of the project is to eliminate common barriers to screening such as finances, drive time and lack of public transportation. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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first_imgGraffiti’s tuna steak. Lindsay Fendt Main courses include the “Infamous” 10 oz. coffee and cacao encrusted beef tenderloin (the most expensive meal on the menu at $21.95), slow roasted pork riblets with garlic chimichurri, a yellowfin tuna steak and a Ghetto Fab veggie platter.The specials, written out in jazzy colors on a chalkboard, showed items like chipotle passion fruit glazed grilled chicken wings, Mexican steak nachos and blackened mahi mahi pineapple mango chutney.Alcoholic specialties, starting at $7, offered creative mash-ups like an aloe tini (hand-muddled cucumber and fresh lime sweetened aloe vera and vodka), a cucumber and basil martini, a voodoo rum punch and a pineapple and cinnamon mojito.It all sounded impressive. But visuals only go so far, and Graffiti costs more than your average Jacó joint.Graffiti promotes itself as one of the purveyors of slow food. A riff on and a counterpoint to fast food, these restaurants boast gourmet meals using fresh, local ingredients. A sign in the restaurant warns that orders might take a while to arrive, and guests should bide time with a drink from the wine bar. A couple of glasses of homemade sangria probably did help pass the time, as the wait never felt exorbitant for our party of four. We ordered two superb appetizers: the glazed wings special and Cali Style Flat bread, topped with caramelized pear, bacon and gorgonzola. Then we shared two incredible salads. The first came with a “petit filet” of steak, caramelized walnuts, bleu cheese and an addictive sweet dressing. A seared tuna salad came stacked with fish, greens, honey basil and soy caramel.For an entree, one member of our group selected the coffee encrusted steak, and the unique item arrived plump, juicy and flavorful, easily living up to its reputation. The rest of us went with fish. Our seafood selections included a sublime yellowfin tuna steak, flavored with soy caramel and other seasonings; a spectacular macadamia-crusted mahi mahi with a passion fruit sauce and some standard fish tacos. The fish tacos left something to be desired when compared to the rest of the smorgasbord laid before us. With such a flashy menu, the chanciest items probably have the best shot to astound your palette. (For one example on the drink menu, the pineapple and cinnamon mojito did not disappoint.) Graffiti’s name and ambience calls to mind two competing expectations. The food will either represent the grungy aesthetic of Jacó or some defiant and delicious artistry. Once the appetizers arrived – or maybe it was after a few sips of the sangria – the latter expectation (thankfully) proved to be the right one.The restaurant served up masterpieces, and we devoured them, enjoying one of the best meals to be had in Costa Rica.Colorful lights illuminate the restaurant, located in the corner of an unremarkable plaza along Jaco’s main highway, across from Citi Cinemas. Tags, splatter art and other street graphics adorn the inside walls. A funky vibe runs throughout the establishment, and to add to the funk, the restaurant occasionally hosts DJs and plays live music. Even the menu items sound vibrant and eccentric. No related posts.center_img Lindsay Fendt For dessert we decided on an old classic, Key Lime Pie. The South Florida treat is not easy to replicate, but once again, Graffiti surprised and impressed with a pie that was perfectly tart and neither gloopy nor thick with the filling. Our party, already feeling stuffed and bloated, finished off the pie in a few short minutes.For the slow food movement to succeed in Costa Rica, the meals must be stellar. Restaurants espousing local, gourmet fare continue to pop up around the country’s most touristy spots. In Jacó, Graffiti sets a high bar not only for the central Pacific, but also for the rest of the country.Graffiti Restro Café and Wine BarHours: M-Sa: 5-10 p.m.Phone: 2643-1708Reservations: RecommendedLocation: Located across from the Citi Cinemas in a nondescript strip mall along Jacó’s main road, Av Pastor Díaz.Website: www.facebook.com/graffiticrType of Food: FusionWhat’s available and prices: Bocas and Tapas, Greens, Ghetto Gourmet, a Gourmet Burger (made with 80 percent beef and 20 percent pork), flat breads, fish tacos, a kids’ menu and desserts. Specials also are available. Price range: $7-$22. Drinks: Graffiti Signature Martinis, Graffiti Signature Cocktails and plenty of fine wine selections. There also are non-alcoholic specials like a Strawberry Mint Soda. Facebook Comments Hidden in the back of a Jacó shopping center, Graffiti just might have some of the best food in Costa Rica.last_img
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first_img Blueberries in Charts: Mexico sends record volumes ... The U.S. will soon impose a 17.5% tariff on Mexican tomato imports, after the Commerce Department confirmed the country had withdrawn from a 2013 agreement that suspended a U.S. anti-dumping investigation.“The Department of Commerce remains committed to ensuring that American domestic industries are protected from unfair trading practices,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in a statement on Tuesday. “We remain optimistic that there will be a negotiated solution.”The tariff will go into effect in about a week, Reuters reported on Tuesday evening.The U.S. Commerce Department said in early February that the U.S. would resume an anti-dumping investigation into Mexican tomatoes, withdrawing from The Tomato Suspension Agreement that halted the investigation as long as Mexican producers sold their tomatoes above a pre-determined price. Many U.S. tomato growers and lawmakers say that deal has failed. But while many in the U.S. tomato industry welcome the withdrawal from the Tomato Suspension Agreement, critics say that the move is unjustified and could lead to immediate and significant price rises for U.S. consumers.The Commerce Department said tariffs could be refunded if a subsequent investigation finds no unfair pricing.Mexico exports around US$2 billion worth of tomatoes to the U.S. annually.The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) said in a statement on Tuesday it is disappointed the agreement has been terminated, saying it had been "an important tool in protecting over 33,000 American jobs and creating stability in the marketplace"."Many entities appealed for the signature of a new or revised Tomato Suspension Agreement. To that end, FPAA would like to acknowledge the efforts of our members, their growers, the Congressional Delegation, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, and many others," it said in a statement."It is our understanding that the Mexican growers put several proposals on the table to improve an already-effective agreement. Despite the fact that the agreement has been terminated, our hope is that Commerce continues to work in good faith with the growers in Mexico to negotiate a new agreement that balances concerns of growers in Florida with the need to protect our robust trading relationship." U.S. FDA investigates multistate cyclospora outbre ... You might also be interested incenter_img The calm before the storm: Undersupplied U.S. tabl ... May 07 , 2019 Mexican berry growers' sales dip amid U.S. border ... last_img
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Russia has denied that the attack in Douma even took place, If you are describing a problem, 60 told investigators he was caught by surprise when he opened the trailer doors outside a Walmart store in San Antonio only to be knocked down by a group of "Spanish" people pouring out of the rig according to the criminal complaint filed in the caseBut the narrative attributed to Bradley who could face the death penalty if convicted was at odds with authorities' accounts of a small fleet of SUVs waiting in the Walmart lot to carry away some of the immigrants who clamored out of the truckBradley was arrested on Sunday after police said they found the bodies of eight people in the truck along with 30 to 40 others in and around the vehicle suffering from dehydration and heat stroke All were illegal immigrants the bulk of them Mexican nationals ranging in age from 15 into their 20s and 30s officials saidTwo died later bringing the death toll to 10 while 29 remained hospitalized on Monday according to Thomas Homan acting director of the US Immigration and Customs EnforcementDaytime temperatures in the hours before the truck arrived had topped 100 Fahrenheit (378 Celsius)Bradley made a brief appearance in federal court on Monday in San Antonio where he was charged with one count of transporting illegal immigrants - a felony for which he could face capital punishment if convicted because the crime resulted in deathsMore than 100 people were originally crammed into the stifling big-rig trailer Homan said But one of the survivors later told investigators that some managed to flee the scene before police arrived swarming out of the truck when the rear doors opened to be whisked away by six black sport utility vehicles waiting for them nearbySan Antonio Police Chief William McManus also said video footage showed several vehicles coming to pick up people who were inside the truck though Bradley according to court documents unsealed on Monday denied seeing any such vehiclesTwo of the survivors according to the criminal complaint recounted having been smuggled in small groups of immigrants across the Rio Grande River from Mexico to Texas where they were harbored in "stash houses" around the border town of Laredo before being rounded up into the tractor-trailer for the trip to San Antonio about 150 miles (240 km) to the north Describing desperate conditions inside the pitch-black interior of the truck without water or proper ventilation one survivor recalled people taking turns to gasp for fresh air through a hole in the trailer's side Some passed out while others shouted and pounded on the walls of the truck to get the driver's attention Their pleas went unanswered until arriving at the Walmart according to the accountOne survivor said about 70 people were already present when he climbed into the trailer with his group of nearly 30 Another estimated as many as 200 were aboard in totalBradley told investigators he did not know anyone was inside the truck until he parked near the store to use the bathroom and heard banging and shaking coming from the back according to the criminal complaintWhen the driver opened up the trailer he noticed "bodies just lying on the floor like meat" the complaint said Some 30 or 40 people got out and "scattered" Bradley told investigatorsAccording to the complaint Bradley told investigators he was hauling the trailer from Iowa to Brownsville Texas to deliver it to its new owner He said he had stopped in Laredo to get the vehicle washed before heading on to San AntonioAuthorities gave Bradley's residence as Clearwater Florida But Darnisha Rose who lives in Louisville Kentucky and identified herself as his fiancee told Reuters Bradley was a 47-year trucking veteran who made his home in his rigRose described Bradley as a kind family man whom she met two years ago when he was hospitalized in Louisville for a toe amputation and she was the housekeeper for his room She said he recently had his right leg amputatedPublic defender Alfredo Villarreal one of two lawyers representing Bradley did not respond to a request for commentMexico's foreign ministry said four of the 10 dead were Mexicans as were 21 of the 29 people hospitalized The Guatemalan government confirmed that one of its citizens was among the dead and two others had been found aliveCrossing the border illegally from Mexico has long been a dangerous proposition according the US Customs and Border Protection which has documented at least 7000 deaths among those making the trek since 1998In what is considered the worst illegal immigrant smuggling case in US history 19 people died after traveling in an 18-wheeler truck through Victoria Texas in 2003Health insurance exchanges for individuals and small businesses are required to be running in each state by 2014 If state governments do not establish them federal officials will step inGetting the job done as Democrats want will be tough When Gov Mark Dayton went in front of reporters Monday to announce an outline of a health insurance exchange he was backed by some fellow Democratic officials but no Republicans"Tea Party folks want nothing to do with this Period" Rep Tom Huntley DFL-Duluth saidAnother key health-care Democrat Sen Tony Lourey of Kerrick said he is working with Republicans on an exchange billLourey said that he understands Republican reluctance to work with a bill that implements an Obama administration policy"It's really hard and I get that" Lourey saidSeveral calls to Republicans produced no reaction to Democrats' commentsMinnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman called an exchange "a marketplace for individual and small businesses to purchase health care insurance"An exchange mostly would be an Internet site where Minnesotans could compare and enroll in private health insurance plans The exchange the state or federal government would not provide insuranceWhile much of the work would be done on line Rothman said agents still could be involved for those not comfortable with buying insurance on the WebDayton criticized Republicans who control the Legislature for not taking part in planning to begin exchanges "There is not a Democratic or Republican sickness" he saidHann said he never was invited to take part in the Dayton exchange task force Republican held their own meetings to discuss health care reformThe senator said a governor's staffer said that Dayton would enact 98 percent of the exchange provisions even without legislative approval Dayton told reporters he could enact some provisionsRepublicans like Hann dislike what they call "Obamacare" and think court challenges will find it unconstitutionalLourey said Minnesota has a history of innovative health care and he does not want to take a chance on what the federal government could impose on the state"It is kinda what Minnesota has prided itself in doing . 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