Centre sets up tribunal to decide if JeI JK is an unlawful

first_imgNew Delhi: The Centre has constituted a tribunal headed by a Delhi High Court judge to decide whether there is sufficient cause for declaring Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir as an unlawful association.The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on March 23 issued a notification which states that Justice Mukta Gupta would head the tribunal set up under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). Justice Gupta is presently heading another tribunal set up under UAPA to ascertain whether there was sufficient cause to extend the ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) as an unlawful association. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The tribunal’s proceedings with regard to the ban on SIMI commenced on February 28 and is ongoing. As the proceedings against SIMI commenced, the same day, the Centre banned Jamat-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir for five years under the anti-terror law on grounds that it was “in close touch” with militant outfits and is expected to “escalate secessionist movement” in the state. The government in its February 28 notification banning JeI said it was of the opinion that the Jamaat is “in close touch with militant outfits” and is supporting extremism and militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere. It said the outfit claims “secession of a part of the Indian territory from the union” and supporting terrorist and separatist groups fighting for this purpose. The action came following the February 14 terrorist attack in Pulwama, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.last_img read more

Migrants must be treated with dignity and respect for human rights UN

“Sealing the borders is a fantasy; migration happens and we have to live together,” UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants François Crépeau told the General Assembly’s third committee, emphasizing that so-called illegal immigration is not a crime since in itself it does not cause victims.“Migration is in the DNA of mankind, is how we cope with environmental threats, with political oppression, but also with our desire to create a meaningful future for ourselves and our children.”Warning that xenophobic discourse on migration is increasingly gaining ground in many countries, he pointed to a lack of push-back and of a “credible political counter-discourse.” The difficulty of migrants, especially those in irregular situations, to organize themselves and be able to convince relevant constituencies of their cause partly explains why anti-immigrant rhetoric continues to thrive, he said.“We are all migrants and as such are contributing to the global economy and to global cultural diversity,” he noted. “How many of us live today in the city of birth of our grandparents? Not many. We are all children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of migrants. Rare are those who have settled in one and the same place for numerous generations.”Mr. Crépeau, a Canadian law professor who acts in an independent capacity and reports to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, said irregular migration is not a crime.“Crossing borders may be in violation of the law, but it is an abstract violation of it, since moving from one country to the other does not per se hurt or endanger anyone else,” he added.“Migration concerns us all and no State can escape from its obligations under international human rights law to protect and ensure respect for the human rights of migrants, irrespective of their migration status. We often apply to foreigners, legal standards that we would abhor if they were applied to our sons and daughters,” he stressed, voicing concern at administrative detention of migrants resulting in long periods without access to legal representation or review. Recalling that “dignity has no nationality,” he reiterated the shared responsibility of all for ensuring respect for the human rights of migrants. The principle of equal rights for all means that migrants must never be discriminated against because of their “foreignness,” he said. 21 October 2011Stressing that migration is in the DNA of humankind and dignity has no nationality, a United Nations expert today called for a balanced approach based on equal rights, non-discrimination and dignity, as well as reality, in light of increasingly xenophobic statements. read more

Syria with aid efforts dramatically hobbled UN officials call on Council to

“I cannot overstate the seriousness of the current situation in Syria,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos said, listing a litany of hurdles facing aid agencies, including visas delayed for up to two months, a three-day notice requirement imposed on all aid convoys and other bureaucratic delays, dozens of road blocks, and a reduction of approved non-Government Organizations (NGOs) from 110 to 29.She stressed that conditions are most severe in combat- and opposition-controlled areas with latest figures showing 6.8 million people in need, 4.25 million people internally displaced and an additional 1.3 million seeking refuge in neighbouring countries from a conflict that has killed over 70,000 people since opposition forces sought to oust President Bashar Al-Assad in 2011. “And this body has been unable to reach the consensus necessary to support a political solution to the crisis,” she said. “While the humanitarian situation on the ground is becoming more and more disastrous every day, the limitations on the ground have forced us to being precariously close to suspending some critical humanitarian operations. “We are approaching a point of no return. Members of the international community, particularly Members of this Council must urgently come together in support of the Syrian people,” she added. “This Council must also request the parties to ensure the safe and unimpeded access of aid organizations to those in need in all areas of Syria.” Contrary to widely held perceptions, aid-flows across the Turkish border to Aleppo have been significantly reduced in the past two months while humanitarian convoys are regularly attacked or shot at and staff intimidated or kidnapped, she said.Syria’s main cities have been devastated, waste is piling up, and concerns about outbreaks of diarrhoea and cholera are growing absent the urgent restoration of the most basic services. In Aleppo, doctors lack blood banks, anaesthetic or even suture thread while the hospital and its staff are regularly hit during fighting.Children are among those who suffer most with three million already affected, including 2 million displaced, Ms. Amos said, noting that children have been murdered, tortured and subjected to sexual violence, many do not have enough food to eat and millions have been traumatised by the horrors they have witnessed. “This brutal conflict is not only shattering Syria’s present, it is also destroying its future,” she stressed. Ms. Amos was able to report some improvement in funding, with about half of the $1.5 billion required to cover Syria’s humanitarian needs until June now received thanks to the recent allocation of the $300 million pledged by Kuwait in January. “We all look to this Council to guarantee the peace and security of the people of our world,” she concluded. “My appeal to this Council is on behalf of the Syrian people but it is also on behalf of all those seeking to assist them. We are losing hope. We cannot do our jobs properly. We look to you to take the action necessary to end this brutal conflict.”UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned the Council that without an end to the fighting soon, almost half of Syria’s 20.8 million people could be in need of humanitarian help by the end of this year, noting that 400,000 refugees had fled in the last seven weeks alone, bringing those registered as refugees or waiting to be registered to 1,367,413.If current trends continue, he said, then by the end of the year there may be up to 3.5 million Syrians refugees, together with 6.5 million people inside Syria who may be in need of help, he said by video-link from Geneva.“These figures are terrifying,” he added. “This is not just frightening, it risks becoming simply unsustainable. There is no way to adequately respond to the enormous humanitarian needs these figures represent. And it is difficult to imagine how a nation can endure so much suffering.“I know that, as High Commissioner for Refugees, I should confine my remarks to the scope of my mandate. But as a citizen of the world, I cannot refrain from asking: Isn’t there any way to stop this fighting, to open the door for a political solution?”Zainab Bangura, Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, said women and children are being raped and abducted, with both Government and opposition forces allegedly involved. “We have watched, we have discussed, and now it is time to take concrete action,” she told the 15-member body. For her part, Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict, also pleaded for a halt to the fighting to protect Syria’s children. read more

A platinum production and smelting partnership

first_imgBraemore Resources and Jubilee Platinum, both junior platinum miners, have entered into a binding Heads of Agreement. Braemore will provide smelting and refining facilities as part of its commercialisation strategy to process platinum group element (PGE) concentrates, the source of which Jubilee has the rights to recover. This agreement provides a vehicle for Braemore and Jubilee to exploit the synergies between the two companies and demonstrates the commercial viability of the Braemore offering, which includes the ConRoast smelting process. The value of PGE concentrates from tailings will be enhanced by ensuring exposure to downstream beneficiation and upside value. Both Braemore and Jubilee believe that this technology will provide considerable enhancement to the smelting and refining of PGE concentrates as opposed to the conventional route. The development of the ConRoast process for PGMs over the past 12 years has been focused on improving the environment aspects (in terms of lower SO2 emissions) of PGM smelting, as well as the ability to treat PGM-containing materials that have very high chromium contents. This process was developed by Braemore and its technology partner Mintek. Leon Coetzer, CEO of Braemore, said: “This is a new dawn in Braemore’s evolution. We are no longer a technology or development company, the acceleration of ConRoast’s commercialisation is now well underway.”Colin Bird, CEO of Jubilee, commented: “This agreement is a key step in ensuring we maximise returns across the mining process for Jubilee shareholders and we see the Jubilee-Braemore alliance as an important step for our short term production mission.”last_img read more

PROVIX deploy camera system for drilling and bolting at Diavik diamond mine

first_imgPROVIX has recently deployed two Pan/Tilt and Zoom cameras to bolters at Rio Tinto’s remote Diavik diamond mine in North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. A complex video camera system was required to support remote drilling and bolting operations.PROVIX designed and manufactured a triple camera video system, initially for a Boltec Bolter for underground operation at Diavik. The first PTZ video system was deployed in the spring of 2013 and after a successful trial and familiarisation period, Diavik has outfitted their remotely operated bolters and jumbos with the same PROVIX camera system.The two rugged Pan/Tilt and Zoom cameras were fitted on either side of the bolter, to provide visual guidance and support for both drilling, bolting and screening operations. A smaller fixed camera was added to provide a constant frame of reference for the equipment operator, who is positioned about 100 feet back from the face. The operator runs both the Tele-Remote controls and the PROVIX video system from the safety of a sea-can, where three large LCD monitors provide an up close and personal display of the back, the face, the booms, the screens and the positioning of the drill.User feedback indicates that drilling is up to 50% faster than when performing the same bolting operation without the PROVIX camera system. When asked for feedback on the video system both supervisors and operators stated conclusively that the operator can view  the work area and the task at hand, more effectively on the large LCD monitors, than if they are actually in the cab of the bolter. I’m including the comments from the production engineer at Diavik.“We had our first test with the bolter and camera system this morning.  I can say without reservation that we are extremely pleased with the results we got.  Our operator was very pleased and was able to start bolting right away and had no issues using the camera controls”.The rugged robotic PROVIX PTZ camera has been designed hazardous environments and is suited for both surface and underground mining operations as well as other applications in construction, petroleum processing and oil field applications: the cameras are ideal for vehicle and equipment mounting for remote operation, process monitoring and with up to 26x zoom capability, surveillance of any activity.The high speed PTZ cameras are shock-proof with upgraded bearings and with integrated pan, tilt and 26x optical zoom. The reinforced metal camera housing is literally bullet proof and has been constructed to be resistant to flying rocks and debris and includes an integrated wiper system for lens cleaning during operation.last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_imgHere’s What Happened Today: Sunday Teenager killed in hit-and-run, polls show Clinton has 12 point lead over Trump and anniversary of Philip Cairns disappearance – it’s the Evening Fix. Share1 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Sunday 23 Oct 2016, 7:45 PM No Comments Kathy Lee and her Yorkie Freddy pose as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade Source: AP/Press Association Images#US: Hillary Clinton has soared to a 12-point lead over Donald Trump in the race for the White House, according to a new poll released today.#MOSUL: Iraqi forces are battling through sniper fire and suicide bombs to retake IS-held city.#SYRIA: The White House has today condemned the Assad regime’s “defiance” of international norms after United Nations experts found the Syrian army had conducted three chemical weapons attacks against its own people in 2014 and 2015.INNOVATIONThis Dublin fintech startup wants to make money as shareable as cat videos.Facebook apologises for another censorship slip, as it promises more graphic news.PARTING SHOTHere are 11 little things that Irish people can feel guilty about! [DailyEdge] Source: DailyEdge.ie/YouTube Oct 23rd 2016, 7:45 PM center_img NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND A teenage boy was killed in a hit-and-run in Dublin.Nine people were taken to hospital last night after an accident at the Tayto amusement park in Co Meath.It’s 30 years today since schoolboy Philip Cairns vanished on his way to school in Rathfarnham in Dublin.Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar has steamed ahead of Simon Coveney as the probable next leader of his party, according to a Fine Gael leadership poll.A protest against animal cruelty took place in Cork city today after it was revealed that only two people have been convicted of cruelty to animals so far this year.An investigation has been launched after two bombs were discovered at a derelict house on the outskirts of Cavan town.INTERNATIONAL http://jrnl.ie/3042578 Get our daily news round up: By Cliodhna Russell 12,007 Views last_img read more

Trainee doctors in the US can work 24hour shifts under new rules

first_img Source: Andrew Matthews/PA ImagesTRAINEE DOCTORS IN the US can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer – a move supporters say will enhance training, and critics say will do the opposite.A Chicago-based group that establishes work standards for US medical school graduates has voted to eliminate a 16-hour cap for first-year residents. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education announced the move Friday as part of revisions that include reinstating the longer limit for rookies – the same maximum allowed for advanced residents.An 80-hour per week limit for residents at all levels remains in place under the new rules.Dr Anai Kothari, a third-year resident on a council panel that recommended the changes, says he only occasionally works 24-hour shifts. The extra hours give him time to finish up with patients instead of being sent home in the middle of a case, said Kothari, who works at Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago. Dr Samantha Harrington Source: Steven Senne/PA ImagesBut first-year resident Dr Samantha Harrington thinks it will endanger the safety of residents and patients.Harrington says her 14-hour shifts this winter at Cambridge Hospital near Boston are already plenty long. To stay awake while driving home after work, she sometimes rolls down the window to let the freezing air blast her in the face.Harrington says the grueling hours are “based on a patriarchal hazing system,” where longtime physicians think “‘I went through it, so therefore you have to go through it too.’”She is a member of the Committee of Interns and Residents, a union group that opposes the work-shift changes. So does the American Medical Student Association.Dr Kelly Thibert, the group’s president, says putting a 16-hour cap on all residents’ work shifts would be a safer way to even the playing field.There are more than 120,000 US doctors-in-training including rookies. Source: Steven SenneThe accreditation council has for years wrestled with ensuring that doctors are adequately trained but not over-worked.The 1984 death of an 18-year-old college student in a New York hospital while under the care of medical residents working long hours put a national spotlight on the issue.Medication error and inadequate supervision were cited in that case, which prompted a lengthy investigation and state limits for residents’ work hours.In 2003, the council implemented national standards that established the 24-hour shift cap and 80-hour work week for all residents. After an Institute of Medicine report raised additional safety concerns about sleep-deprived residents, the council in 2010 shortened work shift caps for first-year residents to 16 hours and strongly recommended “strategic napping.”Critics of the shorter limit said it short-changed rookie doctors. Dr Karl Bilimoria, a Northwestern University surgery professor, said some residents have complained that they’ve had to leave work in the middle of surgeries.Bilimoria led a study published last year suggesting that first-year residents could work longer without endangering patient safety or their own well-being.The research was among published findings that helped persuade panel to recommend lifting the 16-hour cap.The council’s board approved the recommendation in a vote last month. The group delayed announcing the vote until its annual education conference, which ends today in Orlando, Florida.“We all agree that nobody wants tired physicians” said Dr Rowen Zetterman, board chairman.He said the new rules give training programs more flexibility, help eliminate abrupt handoffs of patients and will enhance teamwork among new doctors and their supervisors. The rules say rookie doctors must have supervisors nearby, and those more experienced doctors can step in if a new resident is exhausted, Zetterman said.US doctor training generally includes an undergraduate science-related degree followed by four years of medical school. After that, newly minted doctors pursue several years of on-the-job training as medical residents, usually in hospitals. Fellowships or extra training in medical specialties may follow after that.Read: Republican introduces ‘World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan’ as politicians debate Trump proposals Sunday 12 Mar 2017, 7:10 AM 12,017 Views Mar 12th 2017, 7:10 AM Trainee doctors in the US can work 24-hour shifts under new rules Groups representing medical students, interns and residents oppose the loosening of work-shift caps. 17 Comments By Associated Press Share Tweet Email2 http://jrnl.ie/3281524 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URLlast_img read more

Assembly to expand in Victoria

first_img“It’s great to see successful homegrown startups like Assembly Payments stay true to their roots and expand here in Victoria,” Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis said while welcoming fintech payments platform Assembly’s growth in Melbourne.“We have the highest number of tech graduates in the country and this expansion will mean more high skill jobs for our future,” he said adding that Assembly’s new global HQ will create 60 new full-time jobs in the city over the next three years. Founded in 2013, Assembly (previously called PromisePay) boasts the world’s most flexible designed-for-business payments platform and has employees in Melbourne, St Louis, and Manila, and was initially planning on expanding its Philippine operation.The state government decided to help the Collingwood company grow their current Victorian workforce instead, keeping investments from high-end customers such as Gumtree, Carsales, Airtasker, and Flippa in Australia. Victoria has also seen Hired, Square, and Slack set up regional HQs, alongside a growing list of successful local startups including Kogan and Realestate.com. The state’s tech industry now generates more than $34 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 91,300 people, with numbers primed to grow this year. “With our ability to attract some of the world’s leading tech companies and at the same time help our homegrown talent expand, Victoria is fast becoming the number one destination for business investment across the Asia Pacific,” Dalidakis concluded. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Unai Emery under investigation for bottle incident

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery could face punishment from the English Football Association (FA) for kicking a bottle towards Brighton supportersThe frustrated Spaniard was witnessed kicking a bottle in the dugout towards the latter stages of Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Brighton.Emery later confessed that the bottle he kicked had indeed hit a supporter in the stands and apologised for his actions.“I said to them [the supporter], apologies, because I kick the bottle after a disappointing action for us in the last minutes,” said Emery.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It wasn’t hard, but it touched one supporter for them. I said to them ‘I’m sorry’.”But Sky Sports reports that the 47-year-old isn’t in the clear with the FA investigating the incident that occurred at the Amex Stadium on Boxing Day.The report adds that Emery’s actions were likely left out of the referee’s match report.A decision on the former Paris Saint-Germain coach’s fate could be made later today.last_img read more

Officials hold ceremony for opening of Douglas Park

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A popular park in Miami has officially reopened after a lengthy renovation.Officials held a ceremony Thursday to commemorate the reopening of Douglas Park. It is now safe for children to enjoy the sprawling green fields, located near Southwest 37th Avenue and 28th Street.It was previously shut down several years ago due to a hidden safety hazard.“We’re very happy today to be opening Douglas Park,” said City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell. “This park was closed due to contamination about four years ago, and the kids have been missing their park, and it’s been our responsibility to bring it back but most importantly bring it back the right way.”The extensive renovation project removed the contaminated soil, installed an impervious liner, and then refilled the park with clean soil.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

FIU hosts vigil for victims of Stoneman Douglas shooting

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida University honored the lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Florida International University hosted a vigil, Wednesday, where they remembered the 17 victims of last week’s deadly shooting.School administrators welcomed students, faculty and the community to grieve and speak out against senseless violence.“We must be a community that listens to one another, allows members to share their pain and supports one another,” said FIU VP of Student Affairs Dr. Larry Lunsford. “We must be a community that speaks up and speaks out about all forms of violence.”Former graduates of Stoneman Douglas were among those in attendance.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

BMW i4 iNext electric cars will have a 373mile driving range

first_img 2 Electric Cars Crossovers Sedans BMW 21 Photos BMW More From Roadshow Tags Comments BMW Concept iX3 suggests our electrified future looks normalcenter_img Share your voice Enlarge ImageThe BMW iNext and i4 are undergoing winter testing in Arjeplog, Sweden. BMW BMW on Monday shared a few more details on two of its upcoming electric cars as the models go through cold-weather testing in northern Sweden. Both the BMW i4, a four-door coupe set to start production in 2021, and the BMW iNext crossover will offer a driving range of over 600 kilometers, or 373 miles per charge. That’s based on the European WLTP test cycle, so it’s worth bearing in mind that EPA mileage ratings for the US market will vary.Those models are currently being put through their paces near the Arctic Circle to see how their batteries, motors and other components handle “bitter cold” conditions, BMW said. The BMW iX3 is also being tested with those models — it will be built in China and is set to launch in 2020 as the next step in BMW’s electrification efforts. The automaker said earlier this month it would offer 12 all-electric models by 2025.BMW i4 prototypeEnlarge ImageThe i4 is a “four-door coupe” and will hit 62 mph in just 4 seconds. BMW The BMW i4 is a sporty four-door that the company says will occupy the “premium midrange segment.” It’ll be able to sprint to 62 miles per hour in just 4 seconds yet is promised to still offer a luxurious ride. The i4 goes into production in Munich in 2021.The camouflaged prototype seen here appears to have the sort of graceful, sloping roofline of a car like today’s 4 Series Gran Coupe. It should be a descendant of the i Vision Dynamics concept that BMW first showed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.BMW iNext prototypeEnlarge ImageAs well as an all-electric powertrain, the iNext will have Level 3 autonomy. BMW BMW’s other forthcoming electric car, the iNext, is a larger crossover that the company promises will be designed to handle Level 3 — i.e. hands-off — autonomous driving. Like the i4, its driving range is pegged at 600 kilometers, or 373 miles, under Europe’s new WLTP testing protocol, but an exact US-market range is yet to be confirmed. It’s also described as being BMW’s “technology flagship.”The iNext will follow in the footsteps laid out by the Vision iNext concept shown at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The finished version begins production at the company’s plant in Dingolfing, Germany, in 2021. Preview • 2019 BMW X7 first drive: Big-time Bavarian 2019 BMW X7 first drive: Big-time Bavarian 2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i review: A potent and tech-rich SUV More about 2019 BMW X7 xDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle 2020 BMW 7 Series first drive: Travel comfortably and carry a big grillelast_img read more

Imran Khan asks Pakistanis to pray that cashstrapped nation discovers oil reserves

first_imgPakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan believes that the reserves would take care of the economic crisis in the nationThomas Peter-Pool/Getty ImagesPakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the nation is on the brink of discovering a huge reserve of oil and gas in the Arabian Sea. The offshore drilling has been going on for a while, and the PM has asked the people of the country to pray that they land a major reserve, which he hopes will solve the financial crunch that Pakistan has been reeling under for a while now.Khan made the revelation on Thursday, March 21, during an interaction with owner of a few Pakistani publications and senior journalists. He also explained that the quest for the oil reserve has been going on for a while and has now reached its final stage. The discovery may come in a matter of a few weeks.”I implore that we all pray that Pakistan gets this natural resource in substantial quantity. Our hopes and expectations from the offshore drilling being carried out by the ExxonMobil-led consortium prove to be true,” the Press Trust of India quoted Khan as saying.”There’s already been a delay of about three weeks, but if the indications we are getting from the companies are anything to go by, there’s a strong possibility that we may discover a very big reserve in our waters. And if that happens, Pakistan will altogether be in a different league,” he added.However, US oil major Exxon Mobil and Italy’s ENI are yet to make a comment on the drilling, which has been going in since January. The two companies are the only ones that are still carrying out the process in Pakistan’s Arabian Sea — about 230km inside waters — as several other companies left the region due to militant attacks and extremism.Meanwhile, Khan believes that if Pakistan does end up discovering the huge oil and gas reserves, things will be different for the nation and all the economic needs will be taken care of. He explained that economic and financial security for Pakistan was his top priority and his biggest challenge. He went to explain that the situation was dire when he took over as the PM, but things have improved in the last few months with the help of allies such as Saudi Arabia, China, and the United Arab Emirates.In October 2018, Saudi Arabia had agreed to provide $6 billion — $3 billion in aid and another $3 billion in deferred payment for oil imports — to the cash-strapped nation. Riyadh then went on to sign an array of investment deals worth $20 billion with Pakistan during crown prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit on February 17. One of the agreements signed was on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco-run refinery in the Pakistani port of Gwadar and the deal was reportedly valued at $10 billion.The UAE too has extended quite some help to Pakistan, agreeing to provide $6 billion in assistance. The two nations have also discussed a plan under which Pakistan will save about $7.9 billion on oil and gas imports. Pakistan earlier said that Abu Dhabi has also “almost finalised” an investment plan to build an oil refinery in Pakistan. The deep-conversion refinery will reportedly be set up by Parco, a joint venture of Pakistan and the UAE.The Imran Khan-government had reportedly also approached Qatar and hoped to get some help in terms of LNG prices and payments. Pakistan was in talks with the International Monetary Fund and hoped to secure a funding of about $8 billion dollars to overcome the financial crisis.last_img read more

The Herd Hierarchy Colins NFL Top 10 after Week 12

first_img5. L.A. Rams – The Rams are coming off another impressive win against the Saints, and continue the most impressive turnaround in the league. Todd Gurley leads the NFL with 11 Touchdowns, and Sammy Watkins has 3 scores in his last 4. L.A. is undefeated when scoring over 20 points. Jared Goff has been sacked 9 times over his last 3 games, which is a concern. 6. New Orleans Saints – The Saints dropped one to the Rams, but Colin is still buying them. In the last 5 games, Drew Brees has a Passer Rating of 109.8, and breakout rookie Alvin Kamara is averaging 134.0 total scrimmage yards, and 7 TD’s. Kamara leads the NFL with an explosive 8.4 Yds/Touch. Injuries to rookie DPOY candidate Marshon Lattimore and sack leader Alex Okafor (out for the year – Achilles) are a concern. The Saints can still win the division, but Colin likes Carolina’s personnel better. Carolina Panthers – The Panthers are 8-3, and doing it while getting below average production from Cam Newton. Sunday was Cam’s 4th game this year with a Passer Rating below 60 (only DeShone Kizer has more). Cam’s inefficiency and inability to convert 3rd Downs is already wearing down the defense, which has given up 100 yards rushing in back-to-back weeks for the first time this season. Carolina can be dangerous, but Newton needs to play better. 4. Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings just took care of the Redskins and Case Keenum is looking better each week. In his last 3 games, Keenum is completing over 70% of his passes at 8.93 Yds per pass with 7 TD’s, 2 INT’s and a Passer Rating of 114.0. Also, in his last 5 games, Latavius Murray is averaging 17.8 rushes per game for nearly 80 yards per game with 5 TD. The defense is the best in the league and this offense can score enough points to win most weeks. Minnesota is dangerous. 9.  Atlanta Falcons – Atlanta has fought past their early season Super Bowl hangover by winning 4 of their last 5. Matt Ryan has 9 TD’s, 2 INT’s, and a Passer Rating of 107.4. Ryan only had 7 passing TD’s in his first six games. With Devonta Freeman out, Tevin Coleman has rushed for 74.3 YPG and 3 touchdowns in his last 3 with 4 scores. Atlanta has the toughest remaining schedule in the NFL, so they’ll be tested heading down the stretch. 3. Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steelers are built on stars, and their stars have been making plays, During their 6-game winning streak, Big Ben has a passer rating of 103.6, and has thrown 14 TD and just 5 interceptions after throwing 7 picks over his first 5. Antonio Brown is the 4th player in NFL history to have consecutive games with at least 10 Rec, 100 Yds, and multiple TD (Wk 11 vs TEN: 10 Rec, 144 Yds, 3 TD; Wk 12 vs GB: 10 Rec, 169 Yds, 2 TD), and they’re 6-0 when Le’Veon Bell reaches 100 yards from scrimmage.One concern heading into the playoffs:  The Pittsburgh defense has allowed 5 pass TD of 50+ yards over their last 3 games since Joe Haden went down for the year. Pittsburgh is clearly the second-best team in the AFC, but Colin still thinks they get beat by the Patriots. Every Tuesday during the NFL season, Colin puts out his Herd Hierarchy Top 10 NFL power rankings, and for the first time this year, the same 10 teams are in for two weeks in a row.There’s movement within the rankings, however, with the Seahawks holding on for dear life; the Steelers and Vikings move up, and the Saints drop down.Here are his Top 10 teams after Week 12:10. Seattle Seahawks – Colin is leaving Seattle in his Top 10 out of respect for Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson, but the Seahawks are struggling. Russell Wilson accounts for an absurd 85.9% of the Seahawks offense (Leads NFL), they’re the most penalized team in the league, and Earl Thomas is the only Legion of Boomer left in the secondary. Seattle at 10, but maybe not for long. Advertisement L.A. Chargers – The Chargers have won 5 of their last 7, and Colin thinks they’re the best team in the AFC West. In his last 2 games, Philip Rivers is completing 72.3% of his passes at 10.54 Yds/Pass with 5 TD, 0 INT, and a Passer rating of 131.9. Keenan Allen has also stormed back to his pre-injury form with 23 Rec, 331 Yds, and 3 TD’s in the last 2. Colin loves L.A.’s violent pass rush tandem of Bosa and Ingram and thinks they’ll win the division. 2. New England Patriots – The Patriots clinched their 17th straight winning season, which is the longest streak in the NFL since the Merger in 1970, and over his last 3 games, Tom Brady is completing almost 74% of his passes with 10 TD’s, 1 INT, and a Passer Rating of 128.1.Rex Burkhead and Dion Lewis have formed this year’s 2-headed running back monster in the backfield for the Patriots – on Sunday they combined for 31 Touches, 116 Yds from Scrimmage, & 2 TD. Over their last 7 games, the Pats defense is only allowing an opposing quarterback passer rating of Passer Rating of 79.7 (allowed 116.5 over first 4), after getting torched to start the season. New England is still the favorite in the AFC. 1. Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles keep the top spot again, and are off to their 4th 10-1 start in franchise history. They’ve won 4 straight games by at least 23 points, and are the only team in the NFL ranked in the Top 5 in Rush Offense, Rush D, 3rd Down Defense, and 3rd Down Offense. Carson Wentz has a remarkable 9 TD’s and 0 interceptions when facing the blitz.The Eagles pass defense was a weakness early in the year, but since Week 8, they’ve been the best unit in the league, allowing NFL lows in Comp % (51.1), Yards per Pass (4.80), Passer Rating (42.5), and Pass Plays of 20+ yards (2). The Eagles continue to roll and are still the best team in the league.last_img read more

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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 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more June 24, 2009 – ContextVision, software imaging partner for medical imaging manufacturers worldwide, signed a new contract for the implementation of the its interventional radiology imaging software, GOPView iRVPlus. The global manufacturer of interventional radiology equipment expects its stationary interventional radiology systems with the image enhancement software to be available on the market later this year.Released at RSNA 2008, GOPView iRVPlus enables image enhancement, while enabling a dose reduction of more than one third, which minimizes both patient and medical staff exposure during a procedure, without any compromise in image quality or diagnostic value.GOPView iRVPlus relies on a continuous adaptive filtration method to analyze every pixel in an image, giving every structure in the image the same level of analysis. This rotationally invariant process eliminates the risk of critical information being overlooked during a procedure, leading to higher clinical value. Like all ContextVision products, GOPView iRVPlus uses a proprietary algorithm, GOP, which simultaneously enhances all structures and reduces noise. The image enhancement ensures that more details can be seen while introducing less blur. Additionally, an extensive and growing library of adaptive filters fine-tunes images.For more information: www.contextvision.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Contentcenter_img Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more 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 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 News | June 23, 2009 ContextVision Signs Deal with Interventional Radiology Image Manufacturer 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. Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more 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. last_img read more

Bokeh 10 released with a new scatter patches with holes and testing

first_imgBokeh has released their first stable version. Bokeh is an interactive visualization library that targets modern web browsers for presentation. Bokeh 1.0 marks the progress of making Bokeh a truly independent project in the context of a wider OSS community. Bokeh 1.0 comes with new features and other fixes and improvements. These include fixing patches with holes, a new scatter, JSON export and embed etc. Patches With Holes Patches with holes are often useful for working with GIS data or maps, and support all the usual and expected hover and hit-testing interactions. They are also helpful in filling contour plots. The Patches with holes approach adds a new glyph type MultiPolygons, inspired by GeoJSON format of sub-polygons. The GeoJSON specifies an “exterior ring” followed by optional “holes” inside the exterior ring. Source: Bokeh Github A New Scatter Scatter marker type is now parameterizable in the Bokeh 1.0 release. The scatter glyph method creates a new Scatter object, that can specify the marker type of each data point individually. This approach with a parameterized scatter is useful to keep all the data inside a single ColumnDataSource. This capability is especially useful together with a new factor_marker transform that can map categorical values to marker types. A new function to bokeh.embed Bokeh 1.0 adds a new function to bokeh.embed. This function can be called on any Bokeh object, e.g plots or layouts, and the output of the call is a block of JSON that represents a Bokeh Document for obj. This JSON output can be used in any HTML document by calling a single function from JavaScript: Bokeh.embed.embed_item(item, “myplot”) The first parameter is the JSON output and the second parameter is the id of the div to embed the content into. Testing improvements Bokeh unit tests can now run continuously on Windows. Their Selenium integration testing machinery has also been rebuilt and expanded. Almost 200 Selenium tests can run continuously to explicitly exercise various Bokeh features and behaviors. These are just a select few updates. For full details, see the CHANGELOG and Release Notes. If you are using Anaconda, Bokeh can easily be installed by executing the command conda install -c bokeh bokeh. Otherwise, use pip install bokeh. Read Next How to create a web designer resume that lands you a Job. Is your web design responsive? “Be objective, fight for the user, and test with real users on the go!” – Interview with design purist, Will Grantlast_img read more

ExGitmo inmate Omar Khadr asks Canada for a fresh start

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Asked if he categorically rejects violent jihad, Khadr said “Yes, yes I do.”“It’s not something I believe in right now. I want to start fresh. There are too many good things in life that I want to experience.”Khadr said he noticed a lot of people are able to be manipulated if they are not educated. He said he wants to finish his education and work in health care. “I have a lot of basic skills I need to learn,” he said.Court of Appeal Justice Myra Bielby earlier rejected the government’s emergency request to stop Khadr release’s while he appeals his U.S. war crimes conviction. A lower court judge granted him bail last month. “Mr. Khadr you’re free to go,” Bielby said before cheers erupted in the courtroom. Khadr smiled.Khadr’s long-time lawyer Dennis Edney and wife have offered to take him into their home. Among the bail conditions imposed were that Khadr wear a tracking bracelet, live with the Edneys, observe a curfew between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., and have only supervised access to the Internet. Also, he can communicate with his family in Ontario only while under supervision and only in English.“He’s met very few people outside a jail cell,” said Nate Whitling, one of Khadr’s lawyers. Toronto-born Khadr spent a decade in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Since 2012 he’s been held in Canada, serving out an eight-year sentence handed down by a U.S. military commission in 2010. He was convicted of war crimes, including throwing a grenade when he was 15 years old that killed U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer in Afghanistan during a 2002 firefightKhadr was once the youngest detainee at Guantanamo, arriving there at age 15. He is now 28.“Give me a chance,” Khadr said outside his lawyer’s home in Edmonton, Alberta. “I will prove to them that I am more than what they thought of me and I’ll prove to them that I’m a good person.”Khadr said he believes in education and he’s excited to start his life.“I’m sorry for the pain I’ve caused for the families of the victims,” Khadr said. “There’s nothing I can do about the past but I can do something about the future.”Khadr said he will disappoint Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whose government has long refused to do anything for Khadr while he was at Guantanamo and has tried to keep him in prison in Canada. “I’m better than the person he thinks I am,” Khadr said. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility TORONTO (AP) — Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr, free from prison for the first time since the age of 15, said Thursday he wants a fresh start after spending a decade at the U.S. military prison and three more years in Canadian prisons.A smiling Khadr said freedom is way better than he thought and he apologized for the pain he’s caused. Khadr was released on bail Thursday after a judge refused a last-ditch attempt by the Canadian government to keep him imprisoned. Top Stories U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke declined to immediately comment on the judge’s decision.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk “It’s going to be a major adjustment for him, but I’m sure he’s up for it.”Whitling said Khadr has served his time and he believes this will be the end of his incarceration. Whitling later tweeted a picture of Khadr leaving the courthouse with Edney. “This is Omar’s first time out in society since the age of 15,” Edney said.“I’m delighted. It’s taken too many years to get to this point. We were the only Western country that didn’t request one of its detainees come home. We left a Canadian child in Guantanamo Bay to suffer torture.”Defense attorneys said Khadr was a child soldier who was pushed into war by his father, Ahmed Said Khadr, an alleged senior al-Qaida financier whose family stayed with Osama bin Laden briefly when Omar Khadr was a boy. His Egyptian-born father was killed in 2003 in a Pakistani military operation.Edney asked why Canada is spending money helping to rehabilitate child soldiers in Sierra Leone “while we had one here.”Harper’s Conservative government’s long refusal to support Omar Khadr reflects ambivalence in Canada over the Khadr family.“We are disappointed with today’s decision, and regret that a convicted terrorist has been allowed back into Canadian society without having served his full sentence,” said Jeremy Laurin, a spokesman for Canada’s public safety minister. 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Where better to enjoy a romantic escape this February than one’s own 36,400 hectare secluded Hawaiian island? The newly re-imagined Four Seasons Resort Lanai opens 1 February 2016, offering lovebirds a sophisticated yet relaxed escape to reconnect.Celebrate all month long with a series of activities custom-made for couples paired with a complimentary fourth night with the Stay Longer – Fourth Night Free experience.Mixology MomentsOn the 2 February at sunset guests can experience a mixology class and tasting with Puu pehe (Sweetheart Rock) as the backdrop. Head mixologist at Four Seasons Resort Lanai is set to prepare a variety of Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails while talking about the inspiration behind the drinks in one of the new sanctuaries located at the oasis pool.Sweet Treat TastingGuests can enjoy a decadent evening event on 19 February in which a chocolate specialist will discuss the delicate flavours of different local chocolates paired with luscious wines, all while a guitarist serenades throughout the evening.Table for TwoFor couples seeking the ultimate in privacy, why not book a table for two under the stars? The The Dining Under the Stars experience begins as guests are escorted to a secluded oceanfront location, complete with dazzling sunset views overlooking Hulopo‘e Bay, deemed one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii. The dinner will include a personalised five-course menu and wine pairing (following a consultation with Chef the day prior) and an evening under the stars over dessert and coffee.Say I Do, All Over AgainFall in love all over again with the Just The Two Of Us… Again experience where couples are invited to exchange their vows again.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

EBRD to invest in Cyprus energy SME finance sector

first_imgThe European Bank of Reconstruction and Development plans to invest at least €100 million annually in Cyprus’ financial and energy sectors as well as privatisations, its chairman said on Thursday.The EBRD, which is owned by the European Union, the European Investment Bank and 64 countries, made a €107.5 million investment in Bank of Cyprus in mid-2014. It holds a 5.02 percent stake in the bank.“We are very ambitious and confident that EBRD investments will strengthen local businesses, especially the small enterprise sector,” EBRD president Suma Chakrabarti said.Chakrabarti, in Cyprus to open a resident office of the organisation in Nicosia, said the EBRD would focus investments in the financial sector, energy, privatisations and providing finance to projects of individual countries.He said the EBRD had a ‘strong pipeline’ of potential investment projects. (Reuters)Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, who jointly cut the ribbon with Chakrabarti said Cyprus considered the decision of the EBRD to become active in Cyprus “during these difficult and challenging times” as an important one and it would prove a boost to economic recovery, he said. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more