Second suspect in Brazilian soccer team air crash put in jail

first_imgBolivian authorities have jailed the second suspect accused of wrongdoing in the air crash that wiped out Brazil’s Chapacoense soccer team last month, prosecutors said on Saturday.Gustavo Vargas Villegas, a former official with Bolivia’s aviation authority was arrested and will be held until trial on charges that he misused his influence in authorizing the license of the Bolivian plane that crashed in Colombia while taking the team to Medellin for the Copa Sudamericana. (CONMEBOL awards South American cup championship to Chapecoense)His father, Gustavo Vargas Gamboa, former chief executive of the LaMia charter airline company, was jailed Thursday pending trial on charges including manslaughter over the Nov. 28 crash.Both have said they are innocent.”I am innocent. I did not authorise the operating licenses,” Vargas Villegas told reporters on Friday. Vargas Gamboa said on Thursday: “The prosecutors are a bunch of liars.” (Chelsea’s Brazilians lead tributes to Chapecoense victims)The accident killed 71 people after the plane apparently ran out of fuel, shocking the global soccer community and sparking questions about why the aircraft would have tried to make the international flight with what looks to have been less than the required amount of fuel in its tanks.”The prosecution has collected statements and evidence showing the participation of the accused in the crimes of misusing influence, conduct incompatible with public office and breach of duties,” La Paz District Attorney Edwin Blanco told reporters, referring to the Vargas Villegas.last_img read more

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Pro Kabaddi 2019 auction: Franchises pay Rs 50 crore to buy 200 domestic, foreign players

first_imgDefender Mahinder Singh and raider Manjeet Singh fetched highest bids as category B players in their respective classes on day two of the Pro Kabaddi League player auctions that ended here Tuesday.Mahinder was bought for Rs 80 lakh by Bengaluru Bulls while Manjeet was bought by Puneri Paltans for Rs 63 lakh.In the all-rounders category Sandeep Narwal was purchased for Rs 89 lakh by U Mumba.A total of Rs 50 crore were spent by the 12 franchises to buy 200 domestic and foreign players over the two days of the auction and only two players – Siddharth Desai (Rs 1.45 crore for category A) and Nitin Tomar (Rs 1.20 crore for category A) — fetched over Rs one crore in the auction.They were bought by Telugu Titans and Puneri Paltan, respectively, Monday.Among the foreign players, Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh of Iran was the highest paid player with a Rs 77.75 lakh bid on day one of the action.Season 7 is set to run from July 1 to October 9 featuring 173 domestic and 27 international players.Siddharth Desai said he jumped with joy when he saw the bid amount Monday by the Titans.”I jumped with joy when I saw the result of my bid. I come from a humble background, my father is a farmer and I know how difficult it is to become a Kabaddi player. I would like to thank Telugu Titans for believing in me and handing me the opportunity to showcase my talent. Now that I have been sold for such a high price I will make sure I give my 100 per cent and make the team proud,” he said.advertisement”Puneri Paltans is home to me, and I am extremely happy that the franchise used the FBM (Final Bid Match) card to retain me in the team. I will take this opportunity to raise my performance level and win for my team. I will give my 100 per cent and maintain my fitness level to make sure that Season VII for Puneri Paltans is a successful one,” said Tomar who was retained by the Pune franchise.Also Read | Meeting my 5-month-old son was like winning 2nd gold, says Asian Games hero Manjit SinghAlso Read | Pro Kabaddi League 2018 Highlights, updates, Bengal Warriors vs Dabang Delhi: Bengal vs Delhi 31-37last_img read more

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Balotelli: Only Messi & Ronaldo are better than me!

first_imgTransfers ‘Only Messi & Ronaldo are better’ – Balotelli’s bold claim to be in world’s top 10 players Chris Burton 19:42 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Mario Balotelli Nice Lokomotiv Moscou UEFA Europa League 15022018 Gettyimages Transfers Internazionale Napoli Roma Nice Serie A Ligue 1 Juventus Milan Mario Balotelli The Italian is preparing to leave Nice as a free agent and, while he does not believe he is worth €100m, he considers himself to be quite the catch Mario Balotelli considers himself to be at a similar level to “Neymar, Antoine Griezmann and Paulo Dybala”, with only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on another tier of quality.The enigmatic striker is set to drop into the free agent pool this summer, with his contract at Ligue 1 side Nice running down.His agent, Mino Raiola, has suggested that the 27-year-old would fetch around €100 million were he to be available on the open market. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Balotelli doubts that he would justify such a lofty valuation, but does believe that he will be quite the catch for whoever secures his signature.He told Gazzetta dello Sport: “I don’t think anyone is worth €100m. For the last four years, all the big transfers have been based on crazy figures.”Mino wanted to say that some players were bought for that sum, so I’m on roughly the same level as them.“Whoever gets me will get a great deal, because my contract with Nice expires in June, so I’ll be a worth zero! But if I were to have a price tag, it’d be the highest it’s ever been, because my goals speak for themselves.“I do think I’m in the top 10 in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi are on a different level to everyone else, but I could be in there with Neymar, Antoine Griezmann and Paulo Dybala. They are only ahead because they’ve won more. Dybala has been in two Champions League finals and I haven’t.”Various landing spots have been mooted for Balotelli, with his exploits at Nice having helped to rebuild a tarnished reputation.On the back of forgettable stints at AC Milan and Liverpool, the Italy international has netted 39 times in just 58 appearances across two productive years in France.A return to his roots in Serie A is expected this summer, but Balotelli admits he is unable to predict where he will end up with so many teams reported to be in the running – including a couple of former employers at San Siro.Mario Balotelli level of Neymar Griezmann DybalaHe added on his future: “Chances that I join Napoli? I don’t think so. [Aurelio] De Laurentiis never liked me.“Inter? I would go back there because they’re a great club with fantastic fans.“I wouldn’t go back to Milan right now. Nothing against the fans, as I am crazy about them, but the club kicked me out in a nasty way, as if I was of no use there and just kind of wandered in.“I’d only go back if Adriano Galliani returned, but seeing as Galliani won’t return…“I would go to Roma because of the club’s management, the players and the fans.“I was close to joining Juventus just one time, when the Bianconeri’s management wanted me, but I said no.”last_img read more

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Amped! Apolis Market Bag Now Customizable

first_imgOne of our favorite feel good brands, Apolis, is now offering its’ fans the capability to customize the popular Market Bag.The Market Bag was previously introduced as part of the City Series Collection, which showcased over 50 notable cities from around the world. Over the past four years,  Apolis has added new cities  upon consumer request, creating a high demand for select locations. Apolis has since expanded the collection to over 221 cities, with over 121,049 market bags produced to date.In response to that demand, the lifestyle brand has now launched the Customizable Market Bag, which allows consumers to tailor  one of the brand’s best-selling items for the purpose of gifting or personalization. Co-founder Shea Parton explained that, “Over the past four years, it’s been so rewarding to see how people love to celebrate their neighborhood with our City Market Bags.  Every time we added a new neighborhood, city, or country to the roster, people responded.  We will continue to support our favorite retailers to sell the bag locally, but we thought it is only fair that we offer a customizable Market Bag program that will allow everyone to proudly represent their roots–whatever they are.”Priced at $68, each bag is handmade in Bangladesh from sustainable natural jute fiber with a waterproof inner lining and natural vegetable-tanned leather straps reinforced with antique nickel rivets. Create your own custom Market Bag by entering up to three lines of text to be hand–printed on one of their bags. As co-founder Raan Parton told us, “The best part is that these re-usable bags have provided a Fair Trade wage, job security and benefits for the all-women co-op in Bangladesh that handcrafts each market bag and have kept an untold amount of single use bags out of landfills.”Related: Sunglasses made out of fishing netsStop carrying that ratty old bag to the grocery store and farmers market and check out the new Market Bags HERE and ideas on how to customize the Market Bag HERE. The holidays are right around the corner! Hint, hint. Editors’ Recommendations The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Mezcal Unión Takes a People-First Approach to Making Spirits The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Hang Like the Rat Pack at These Old School Vegas Steakhouseslast_img read more

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Province Calls for Paving Tender in Yarmouth County

first_imgPeople who use the wharf south of Sandford and residents of that Yarmouth County area will benefit from a smoother, stronger road as a result of a paving project tendered by the government of Nova Scotia. Transportation and Public Works has called for tenders for repaving on Ross Durkee Road from the junction of Main Shore Road south of Sandford, curving west and north for about 3.6 kilometres until it rejoins Main Shore Road again at Sandford. “Our department is working aggressively to protect and strengthen our existing network of paved roadways,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “This project is scheduled for completion before the end of October.” The tender will close on Friday, June 3. The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

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Stars To Attend Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals Winter Wonderland Ball

first_imgOn Saturday, December 12, 2015, dancer, television personality and Season 14 winner of “Dancing with the Stars” Peta Murgatroyd and teen star, recording artist, Radio Disney host and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Teen Ambassador, Alli Simpson, will host pediatric patients at the Winter Wonderland Ball presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.Guests will have the opportunity to be photographed for the “Band Together For Kids” holiday campaign. The new campaign brings attention to the importance of urgently needed donations to children’s hospitals.Hollywood’s brightest stars and their children will join Peta and Alli to spend a fun-filled day with the inspiring patients from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Children’s Hospital Orange County at the Winter Wonderland Ball complete with beautiful décor by Revelry Event Designers. Among the celebrity guests will be Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Aaron Carter, Constance Zimmer, Edwin Hodge, Oscar Nunez, Quinton Aaron, and more.Guests will be transported into a magical Winter Wonderland with face painting, metallic tattoos by Lulu dk, balloon art, a holiday themed photo booth by Fun Captured Photobooth, gourmet lunch, sweets and treats, fabulous gifts and more! There will be a surprise visit by a special guest from the North Pole, as the Hollywood community shows its love and support for the Miracle Kids.The Winter Wonderland Ball will take place on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the famed Avalon Hollywood from 10am-1pm. Partygoers will enjoy gourmet coffee from Nespresso, an organic juice bar by Suja, frozen treats by Viva Pops, and delicious cotton candy by Love Swirls. Guests will enjoy a gourmet lunch served by Avalon’s executive chef with hydration powered by AQUAHyrdate.Guests will be gifted with gorgeous inspirational jewelry by Good Works Makes A Difference. Too Faced Cosmetics will gift everyone with lipstick from their fabulous cosmetics line. Guests will take home gift bags filled with a surprise from Tokidoki.Hollywood’s finest DJ Kid Fish will curate the musical soundtrack for the event. Patients will have the opportunity to dance the day away with their parents and celebrity guests to party hits and holiday classics.Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals President and CEO John Lauck will greet guests and then Miracle Kids Belle and Nate will share their stories from the stage. Alli Simpson and her father, Brad, will perform their new single, “Enough” (co-written and performed with brother and pop star Cody Simpson). Alli, Cody and Brad have dedicated their song to Miracle Kids everywhere and with each “Band Together For Kids” holiday donation of $5 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, supporters will receive a download of this special song.“We are excited to premiere the ‘Band Together For Kids’ campaign to generate even more awareness about how donations to children’s hospitals provide lifesaving care and fund care not covered by government programs or insurance,” Lauck said. “Bringing more awareness to children’s hospitals’ needs means we can help more kids who require care.”The event takes place at Avalon Hollywood, 1735 N. Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028.last_img read more

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MARGUERITE PIGOTT ANNOUNCED AS THE CITY OF TORONTOS NEW FILM COMMISSIONER AND

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Prior to joining the CMPA, Pigott held a number of senior industry positions including with SuperChannel and Odeon Films (an Alliance Atlantis company). Since 2009, Pigott has been on the Board of Ontario Creates, formerly the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and is currently the acting chair of that board.Toronto’s screen industry brings nearly $2 billion in production investment to the city and employs more than 30,000 people. Find out more at toronto.ca/film or follow xoTO on social media at twitter.com/xoTO, at facebook.com/xoTO.ca and at instagram.com/xoTO_.Quotes“I want to congratulate Ms. Pigott on this important appointment. As a well-established and well-regarded executive in the Canadian film industry, her vast network of contacts and acute business acumen will serve her and us very well in this key leadership position. I know that, under Marguerite’s leadership, Toronto will diversify and expand upon the ongoing success of our screen-based media industries.”– Mayor John Tory“Ms. Pigott’s extensive creative and business experience in broadcast, distribution and production gives her a unique perspective and highly informed understanding of Canada’s creative industries. Her deep commitment to the growth and vibrancy of these industries are a vital advantage to Toronto as we continue to expand our creative sector.”– Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Councillor for Ward 21 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City’s Economic and Community Development CommitteeIt’s a huge privilege to take on this role. These industries contribute enormously to the economic and cultural vibrancy of Toronto, so I’m very excited to join the team that brings the world to Toronto and Toronto to the world.”– Marguerite PigottToronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.9 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/cityoftoronto, on Instagram at instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at facebook.com/cityofto. Facebook Advertisement Marguerite Pigottcenter_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The City of Toronto has appointed Marguerite Pigott as Toronto’s new Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries, starting April 8.Pigott joins the City with an impressive and influential background as a strategic leader and champion for Toronto’s screen-based industries. Her most recent responsibilities were as Vice-President of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives for the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), a position she has held since 2014.#CityofTO announces it has appointed Marguerite Pigott Toronto’s new Film Commissioner & Director of Entertainment Industries, starting work at the City on April 8. News release: https://t.co/PXpxGWcd79 pic.twitter.com/Lbm3KL1qqv— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) March 21, 2019 Twitterlast_img read more

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Landmines rains cut UN access to thousands of Angolans in critical need

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Angola reported today that humanitarian workers are unable to reach 236,000 people who had been receiving assistance at the end of 2002. In addition, an estimated 78,000 people who have been long inaccessible are now in dire need of aid.Efforts to reach these vulnerable populations in at least 25 locations have been impeded by landmine accidents along roads used by humanitarian partners and commercial vehicles. Since January, at least seven anti-tank and anti-personal mine accidents have been reported along access routes. Operations in 12 locations were resumed by resorting to armoured vehicles and airdrops.The humanitarian crisis in Angola remains one of the worst in the world despite the ending of the country’s 30-year conflict last April. The prolonged war displaced 3.5 million people, about one quarter of the country’s population, according to government figures. More than 1.5 million of those displaced internally, and 91,000 refugees have since returned to shattered homes where basic services are not yet in place.The end of the war brought improved access and increased the caseload for life-saving assistance from two to three million people, but that progress in now in jeopardy. OCHA warned that unless urgent steps are taken to stabilize at-risk populations and support return movements, the humanitarian crisis may threaten future recovery and reconstruction. read more

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Childrens right to freedom of religion or belief must be protected says

“Every individual child is a rights holder in his or her own capacity as recognised in Article 14 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child,” the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, recalled while presenting his new special report on the rights of the child and his or her parents in the area of freedom of religion or belief.“Violations of freedom of religion or belief often affect the rights of children and their parents,” he said in a press release. “Children, typically girls, from religious minorities for example, are abducted and forcibly converted to another religion through forced early marriage.” The rights expert also urged religious communities across the world to ensure respect for the freedom of religion or belief of children within their teaching and community practices, bearing in mind the status of the child as a rights holder.“Religious community leaders should support the elimination of harmful practices inflicted on children, including by publicly challenging problematic religious justifications for such practices whenever they occur,” he stressed.With regard to possible conflicts, the Special Rapporteur stressed the need for due diligence by the State when dealing with conflicting human rights concerns, ensuring non-discriminatory family laws and the settlement of family-related conflicts, and combating harmful practices.“While in many situations of violations the rights of the child and the rights of his or her parents may be affected in conjunction, it is not always the case,” Mr. Bielefeldt noted. “The interests of parents and children are not necessarily identical, including in the area of freedom of religion or belief.”The expert highlighted that parents or legal guardians have the right and duty to direct the child in the exercise of his or her freedom of religion or belief. “Such direction should be given in a manner consistent with the evolving capacities of the child in order to facilitate a more and more active role of the child in exercising his or her freedom of religion or belief, thus paying respect to the child as a rights holder from early on,” he said. “Parents are also not obliged to provide a religiously ‘neutral’ upbringing in the name of the child’s right to an ‘open future,’” he added. “The rights of parents to freedom of religion or belief include their rights to educate their children according to their own conviction and to introduce their children to religious initiation rites.”According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Special Rapporteur’s report also discusses issues related to religious socialization, religious instruction within the family, participation in religious community life, religious education in schools, the voluntary display of religious symbols in schools; respect for the evolving capacities of the maturing child, and non-discrimination on the basis of religion or belief.Special Rapporteurs are part of what is known as the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council, an independent fact-finding and monitoring mechanism that addresses specific country situations. They do not receive a salary for their work and are independent from any government. read more

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PPPs Gail Teixeira prepared to renounce Canadian citizenship …following CJs ruling

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt dual citizens will return to National Assembly – Chief WhipMarch 26, 2019In “latest news”Govt being “duplicitous” by failing to remove its dual citizenship MPs – JagdeoMarch 29, 2019In “latest news”‘I am not illegal’ – Harmon says on returning to ParliamentMarch 29, 2019In “latest news” Opposition PPP/C Chief Whip, Gail TeixeiraFollowing Acting Chief Justice Roxane George, SC, landmark ruling on Thursday that a person holding dual citizenship cannot be a Member of Guyana’s Parliament, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has said that PPP/C MP Gail Teixeira, is prepared to renounce her Canadian Citizenship. Jagdeo made the revelation during his weekly press conference today (Friday) at the party’s headquarters at Freedom House.Minister of State, Joseph HarmonAccording to the party’s General Secretary, the National Assembly is clear that a MP having dual citizenship will have implications and as such, he revealed Teixeria’s decision.“She is prepared to give up her Canadian citizenship, I spoke to members on my side about it…she said so voluntarily, I know that she has been thinking about it for a while and I didn’t call her to ask her if she will, I spoke with her and she said that,” Jagdeo revealed.Further, Jagdeo noted that the APNU/AFC Coalition Government presently have several Ministers who also hold dual citizenship; including Minister of State Joseph Harmon and Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge.Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge,“Harmon now may no longer be a Minister by virtue of the constitution, he has to resign because of the ruling and the same goes for Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs…this puts us in new territory. I have no doubt that the Government will try to appeal this and CJ will uphold ruling…the ruling is clear, you cannot be a dual citizen in the National Assembly…that’s what our constitutions says” Jagdeo recognized.He noted however that the PPP/C will be holding an executive meeting later on Friday where they will discuss a way forward and whether the law could be amended…“All of this will come out of a process for constitutional reform”.Acting Chief Justice Roxanne George-WiltshireJustice George at the High Court on Thursday pronounced on the case filed by Compton Reid over the dual citizenship of former AFC Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandas Persaud, whose vote in support of the Opposition sponsored no confidence motion on December 21 saw the toppling of the Coalition government.According to the CJ, by swearing allegiance to another state, a dual citizen is not qualified to be elected to serve in the National Assembly. read more

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Hellenic Bank announces net profit of €11 million

first_imgHellenic Bank announced a modest net profit of €1.1 million for the six months of 2016 ending in 30 June 2016, building on recurring operational profit and reduced non-performing exposures (NPEs) that continued for a third consecutive quarter, Cyprus News Agency reports.Net profit for the second quarter ending on 30 June amounted to €0.41 million compared with a profit of €0.6 million in Q1, the bank announced.Non-performing exposures on June 30 dropped by two per cent quarter on quarter whereas the annual decrease (compared with the first half of 2015) amounted to four per cent.“The NPE ratio amounts to 57.7 per cent, whereas the coverage ratio stands at 50.2 per cent close to the European average,” the bank said in a statement.Bert Pijls, the bank CEO said “it is encouraging to see that the bank is making progress against its strategic priorities, which are to reduce non-performing exposures (NPE) on the one hand and growth on the other.“Our NPE ratio dropped for the third consecutive quarter. As I have repeatedly stated, Hellenic Bank will continue to explore all available options in an effort to decisively tackle the NPE problem.”He added the banks are below previous year, loan growth is on track and market share has increased, and the net interest margin has improved.He added, however, “that being said, the effects of the crisis are still being felt and we have had to build some additional provisions during the first six months of the year, which resulted in a profit for the group of €1 million during the first six months of 2016.”The banks operating profit before impairment losses amounted to €58.7 million compared with €41.97 in the first half of 2015.The bank said new loans amounted to €152 million in the first half of 2016, whereas completed restructurings reached €334 million.Provisions to cover credit risk increased to €48.75 million in the first half of 2016 compared with €47.01m in the corresponding period of 2015.The group posted a Common Equity Tier 1 (CET 1) of 13.92 per cent, compared to the minimum CET 1 ratio set by the ECB for Hellenic Bank of 11.75 per cent. At the end of 2Q2016, the group’s Capital Adequacy Ratio was 17.15 per cent and the Tier 1 ratio was 16.9 per cent .The net loan to deposits ratio stood at 50.5 per cent as at 30 June 2016. On 30 June 2016, total deposits amounted to €6.1 billion while total gross loans reached €4.3 billion.The bank said the management’s top priorities for the remainder of 2016 is the handling of the still-high level of NPEs and the growth of the loan portfolio.“Hellenic Bank will intensify restructuring efforts with viable customers and those demonstrating improved customer behavior,” the bank said, noting however, “for non-cooperative customers Hellenic Bank will demonstrate zero tolerance and will make full use of available tools through the recent amendments on the legal and judicial framework.”The bank reiterated that it will continue supporting the economic recovery of Cyprus and contributing towards sustainable economic growth by providing new lending to the local economy, noting that the bank is opportunities to deploy its liquidity both abroad and in new sectors of the economy. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Mayor of Hazel Dell dies at 84

first_img• When: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 22• Where: Vancouver First Church of God (King’s Way), 3300 N.E. 78th St.Open mic: Sherry Van Cleve said the reception will feature plenty of time for friends and fans to share their memories of “Mr. Hazel Dell.”Bud Van Cleve, an inexhaustible community activist whose efforts over the last couple of decades earned him the nickname “Mayor of Hazel Dell,” died on Nov. 5 at age 84.Despite declining health for the last few years, the man of a million meetings was still attending them regularly, according to his wife of 44 years. Sherry Van Cleve said Bud’s death from a hemorrhagic stroke was “totally unexpected. He’d had a great week. He’d been to meetings. He went out with his daughter. The night before he died he wanted to hear all the election results.”“He was still involved in everything,” Sherry said. “He was still president of the Northeast Hazel Dell Neighborhood Association. He was working on the annual Christmas party — that was his baby. He started it with money out of his own pocket, 17 years ago.”The welfare of needy children and families was her husband’s real passion in life, Sherry said. That’s because Ballard Eugene Van Cleve grew up “impoverished” in Arkansas, she said.last_img read more

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PAGCOR to follow Dutertes no casinos order

first_img RelatedPosts G2E Asia officially announces new Philippines expo Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR has promised to adhere to President Rodrigo Duterte’s insistence that no new casinos are to be built anywhere in the country, stating it will temporarily stop issuing provisional or permanent licenses.The move comes after Duterte rallied against the two most recent provisional licenses to be issued – the first to Galaxy Entertainment group for its proposed US$500 million IR in Boracay and the second to Landing International Development for its US$1.5 billion NayonLanding IR in Manila. Load More PAGCOR revenue to hit Php75 billion in 2020 Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August PAGCOR has now released a statement to local media.“As a regulator, PAGCOR is duty bound to ensure that all-gaming related regulations are adhered to, balancing the responsibility of increase badly-needed revenues for the government and safeguarding the best interest of the Filipino people,” it said.Duterte said in a speech at the League of Municipalities Visayas Island Cluster conference in Cebu on Tuesday that, “I will not allow gambling. I’m not issuing any franchise for gambling in the entire Philippines now. It’s a moratorium … I hate gambling.”He added, “Those already there, they enjoy it because you will not have it in other places. No more gambling. Just work. But if there are resorts and they still talk about gambling, you better say it to them at an early time. No more gambling.”last_img read more

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Popstar Never Stop Never Stopping

first_imgJorma Taccone: “What a good actor.”So yeah, Andy Samberg plays Conner, who is the pop star of all pop stars.Andy Samberg: “We wanted to create a character that is sort of an amalgam of all of the pop stars forever, and sort of smush them into one dude and then make that dude like a comedic version of that, so he’s actually a dumb person and crazy in a lot of ways.”Andy Samberg (as Conner4Real): “And never take the stairs ’cause they’re often unsafe. You only live once. Don’t let it go to waste.”The guys from Andy’s real life comedy music group “The Lonely Island” star as part of Conner’s ridiculous entourage.Chris Van Vliet: “Is it true that the more people you have in your entourage, the more famous you are? Connor has 32.”Andy Samberg: “In our experience, that has not always been the case. Timberlake, for example, shows up by himself. He’s just like us, in that he shows up by himself. Every other way, he’s not. He’s super talented.” Andy Samberg (as Conner4Real): “You know it takes a village to make me look dope.”The cameos in this movie are insane: Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, Adam Levine, Pink, Seal, and the list goes on and on.“Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” opens in theaters Friday, June 3.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The movie makes fun of the over-the-top life that some celebrities live, but for these guys, they still can’t believe this is what they get paid to do.Chris Van Vliet: “Have you guys had times as The Lonely Island where you’re like, ‘I can’t believe we got that guy on a song?’”Akiva Schaffer: “Constantly.”Andy Samberg: “Every time.”Akiva Schaffer: “Every time they start recording and you hear their voice, like, you’re looking at them in the studio, but they start singing and you’re like, ‘That’s the voice!’”Jorma Taccone: “No, you look at each other and you’re like, ‘Why are they doing this?’”(Laughs) center_img At theaters this weekend, we not only get a new movie, but a new music star! Andy Samberg stars as an over-the-top pop star in “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.” And the character is good. Like, he’s really good. So good, in fact, that he’ll tell you himself.Meet Conner4Real, and that’s “4Real” with the number 4, by the way.Andy Samberg: “Conner4Real is played ably by yours truly.”(Cast claps)Andy Samberg: “Gentlemen, you shouldn’t have. Chime in, chime in. Say how good I was!”Jorma Taccone: “He’s really good in the movie.”Andy Samberg: “Oh, Jorgus!” last_img read more

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More Layoffs Hearst Makes CompanyWide Cuts

first_imgLess than two weeks after saying it was exploring cost-cutting measures, Esquire publisher Hearst has confirmed that layoffs have been made company-wide.Exactly how many employees have been laid off was not immediately clear. A spokesperson declined to comment on the terminations other than to say they were made as part of Hearst’s effort to “streamline” its businesses.“Suffice it to say that changes are minimal compared with some of our competitors,” the spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. When asked about the cost cutting measures late last month, the spokesperson said that “in some cases, that may mean shifting resources and adjusting staffing.”With print advertising in a precipitous decline, publishers including Time Inc., Rodale, Condé Nast, Nielsen Business Media and BusinessWeek publisher McGraw-Hill in recent weeks have reorganized and/or cut staff in efforts to cut costs.last_img read more

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2 workers die inhaling toxic gas in WASA septic tank

first_imgTwo workers died after inhaling toxic gas in a septic tank of Chattogram WASA at Madunaghat in Hathazari upazila on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased are Nazrul Islam, 30, son of Abdur Rauf of Patuakhali district and Yusuf, 22, son of Al Amin of Kachua upzaila in Bagerhat district.Zahirul Islam, in-charge of Chittagong Medical College Hospital police outpost, said two workers climbed down to the septic tank of WASA for cleaning in the morning.Getting no response from the workers after a long time, local people entered the septic tank and rescued them. They took to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where doctors declared the duo dead.last_img read more

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Mozilla ran a cloud storage download experiment in Firefox

first_imgMozilla ran a cloud storage download experiment in Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on November 07, 2018 in Firefox – 47 commentsIs it a good idea to integrate options to save Internet files directly to cloud storage providers? That’s a question that Mozilla tried to answer in a recent Shield experiment that it ran.The traditional method to download files using web browsers is to save them to the local system. One reason for that is that web browsers don’t include options to store files directly in the cloud.Extensions may add functionality to save files directly to the cloud. Google’s Save to Google Drive extension for Google Chrome has more than 5.6 million users, but that is the exception.The main question that Mozilla tried to answer was whether Firefox users would like to see an “save to cloud storage” feature in the browser.The goal of the Cloud Storage experiment is to evaluate whether there is a market fit for integrating the Firefox download feature with one of the existing cloud storage providers (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive).Mozilla selected 1% of the Firefox 60+ release population that used the en-US locale for the study. A prompt was displayed to all users selected for the study so that users could decline the experiment.Firefox users who took part in the study saw an updated download panel that would include options to save the download to one of the connected cloud storage providers.Firefox users could push the file to the cloud storage immediately or download it to the local system instead.Study participants could move local downloads to the cloud with a right-click on the downloaded file in the Firefox download panel and the selection of one of the connected providers.Icons were attached to downloads saved to cloud storage providers to distinguish them from local downloads.Firefox users who took part in the study could select a cloud provider as default storage to always save downloads to the cloud.The key findingsGoogle Drive and Dropbox were the two most used cloud storage services followed by iCloud and Microsoft OneDrive.Mozilla asked all participants questions and about 70% of them said that they would “choose to keep” the feature and 10% of study participants switched the default download behavior to a cloud provider.The “move” feature that allowed users to move local downloads to a selected cloud provider was not used by many participants.Closing WordsIt remains to be seen how (and if) Mozilla will react on the findings of the study. Will we see the save to cloud storage option integrated into Firefox natively in the future?Mozilla did reveal that the integration may open up new business opportunities.Now You: Would you find the option useful?SummaryArticle NameMozilla ran a cloud storage download experiment in FirefoxDescriptionIs it a good idea to integrate options to save Internet files directly to cloud storage providers? Mozilla’s Firefox study has a potential answer.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | April 06, 2009 Microsoft Demos New Health Solutions at HIMSS09 Microsoft Corp. is showcasing new solutions designed specifically for healthcare providers, caregivers and patients, as well as solutions-applied healthcare scenarios.Along with its industry partners, Microsoft will demonstrate four healthcare scenarios built on the interactive, multi-touch Microsoft Surface platform to improve communications between providers, physicians and patients and add to overall patient experience. Featured are: – Doctor patient consultation. Infusion Development created a Microsoft Surface application for Texas Health Resources to enhance physician patient interaction. This application displays and allows doctors and patients to share medical information such as cardiac images, dynamic charts, clinical documents and integrated records from Microsoft HealthVault.- Pediatric neurological rehabilitation. Vectorform LLC, in cooperation with Cook Children’s Health Care System, has created a suite of applications to assist with motor control and learning for neurological rehab. – Virtual clinic and doctor consultation applications developed on Microsoft Surface between Allscripts and Springfield Clinic. – Clinical collaboration to manage patient flow. MEDHOST Inc. has developed a hands-on solution that provides real-time information to caregivers and decision-makers to manage the most acute situations, from disaster to staffing to patient flow.Microsoft will also showcase the Amalga unified intelligence system (UIS) and Microsoft Amalga Hospital Information System (HIS) with specific scenarios designed to free health data assets to drive discovery,In addition, visitors to the booth will see new uses for Microsoft HealthVault, including managing records before and after hospital visits, managing chronic care at home, and emergency/urgent care preparedness.More Information: www.microsoft.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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first_img News | Information Technology | June 25, 2019 Barco Launches Smart Solution for Remote Radiology Reading Barco’s new remote radiology reading solution ensures dependable imaging when radiologists are working outside the ho read more October 3, 2011 — Kjaya Medical will debut iShareScan.com, a cloud-based image sharing solution, at RSNA 2011. The site is available at no cost to imaging sites. It enables users to upload images to the Kjaya cloud, where they may be accessed, viewed and manipulated instantaneously in 2-D, 3-D or 4-D by authorized physicians utilizing the company’s advanced remote viewer.The uploaded study will remain on the cloud for up to 30 days without a charge or longer for a nominal per study fee. Facilities can also transfer studies from one picture archiving and communication system (PACS) to another. The free solution uses the same technology that powers Kjaya’s full per-study-fee-based VoXcell cloud PACS 3-D radiology information system (RIS) solution.Both KJAYA solutions rely on multiple graphic processing units (GPUs), which handle large amounts of information simultaneously. This makes the system 100 times more powerful than typical PACS servers that utilize single central processing units (CPUs). This immense processing power is used to produce and stream intelligent visualizations   instantaneously over the Web without transmitting the raw scan to the end user. Users can also view images in real time from any Web-enabled computer, including the iPad.For more information: www.isharescan.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Mobile Device App Viewing in Radiology Mo… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | June 04, 2019 Client Outlook’s eUnity Smartviewer Selected by Duke University Health System Client Outlook Inc. announced that Duke University Health System has implemented eUnity for enterprise viewing… read more PreviousNext Technology | October 03, 2011 Kjaya Debuts Free Cloud-Based Image Sharing Service Related Content The Ambra Health mobile app provides medical image access across Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists’ 21 locations. News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more last_img read more

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