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first_imgLawyers from the Indian Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL) have expressed concern over the arrest of advocate Surendra Gadling in Nagpur, saying that it was part of a larger pattern wherein lawyers fighting cases of marginalised people were being targeted.Mr. Gadling was arrested from his house early on Wednesday in relation to the violence at Bhima-Koregaon near Pune in January when Dalits congregated to celebrate the British victory over Peshwas with the help of Mahar soldiers.More arrestsHead of the English department at Nagpur University Shoma Sen, Marathi poet Sudhir Dhavale, Rona Wilson of the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners and anti-displacement activist Mahesh Raut have also been arrested.Addressing the media here on Thursday, IAPL vice-president Sudha Bharadwaj said Mr. Gadling’s arrest was part of a pattern where “people’s lawyers” were being targeted. Advocates Upendra Nayak of Odisha, Murugan of Tamil Nadu and Satyendra Chaubey of Chhattisgarh too “have been implicated, which is absolutely unacceptable as per the United Nations principles”, a release from the IAPL said.last_img read more

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first_imgJess Melliza knocked in four goals as Stallion Laguna continued its midseason run with a 5-0 demolition of Ilocos United on Sunday in the Philippines Football League at Biñan Football Stadium.Determined to catch up with the leaders after a sputtering start to the season, Stallion once again turned to the in-form Melliza to overcome an Ilocos side that remained winless in 18 matches this season. Melliza now has 12 goals this season.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA postpones games anew due to bad weather Meanwhile, Global Cebu denied the Davao Aguilas of a first win, after coming away with a 2-2 draw at Davao Sports Complex in Tagum City on Saturday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Fitch Arboleda also found the back of the net for coach Ernie Nierras’ side, which improved to 23 points after picking up its sixth win.Over at Rizal Memorial Stadium, JPV Marikina leaned on a Masaki Yanagawa strike to subdue Kaya Makati, 1-0, and move up to fourth spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was JPV’s eighth win in 18 matches as the Marikina side hiked its tally to 27 points, two ahead of Ceres-Negros, which has only played 12 matches so far this season due to its AFC Cup campaign.Yanagawa stabbed home a corner kick in the 34th minute for the only goal of the match. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s hard waiting for tennis action to begin on the lush green lawns of SW19 in London.On a day when rain kept players indoors for hours at a stretch, it was a delight when the sun appeared to warm the cockles of tennis lovers.Once the Indian duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna stepped on court, it was good news for the Indian fans who had waited all day long.But there was something very edgy when the Indians played against wild cards Julien Bennetteau and Richard Gasquet from France and eventually lost 3-6, 4-6 in the men’s doubles second round.In doubles, it is the scratch pair which creates surprises and lends a touch of unpredictability to the action.On Tuesday when the sun played hide and seek, it was symbolic that the 38-year-old Mahesh Bhupathi played his last match at the Olympics.Unable to strike a rhythm with partner Bopanna, the two came short in terms of stroke production and chemistry on grass.Considering the war of words and ugly email exchanges between the two players and the All India Tennis Association, this loss will hurt.It has been a sad dream for him, unable to win a medal at the Olympics in five appearances, four of which were with Leander Paes starting at Atlanta 1996.The truth is, unmindful of the effort he had put in to pair with Bopanna through the year, their results have not been spectacular.No doubt, the two Indians are committed for the 2012 season, but after the US Open, questions will again prop up if these two players will play together next season.advertisementBopanna has a few years of tennis left in him. And maybe on Tuesday, when Mahesh goes to sleep he will miss that chance of not having got to play mixed doubles with Sania MIrza.Longest matchJo-Wilfried Tsonga won a recordbreaking Olympic clash against Milos Raonic as the French fifth seed outlasted the Canadian 6-3, 3-6, 25-23 in the second round.After the pair split the first two sets on Court One, they became embroiled in a gruelling decider that lasted 179 minutes and wrote their names in the Olympic history books.Venus Williams reached the third round on Tuesday by beating Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada 6-1, 6-3.Britain’s Andy Murray progressed when the world number four defeated Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 6-4.Serbia’s Novak Djokovic fired a warning to his Olympic rivals as the world number two crushed three-time Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-1.last_img read more

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first_imgzoom General Dynamics NASSCO has entered into a contract with American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, for the design and construction of an additional 50,000 deadweight ton LNG-conversion-ready product carrier with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity.Artist Rendering (NASSCO)Construction is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015, with delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2017. This new tanker, supported by a long-term charter, will be constructed at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, meeting the Jones Act requirement that ships carrying cargo between U.S. ports be built in U.S. shipyards.This new 610-foot-long tanker is a continuation of the ECO MR tanker design, which delivers improved fuel efficiency and incorporates the latest environmental protection features, including a Ballast Water Treatment System. Including this order, NASSCO is now under contract for the design and construction of eight tankers: five for American Petroleum Tankers and three for Seabulk Tankers, Inc.All eight ships are being designed by DSEC, a subsidiary of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of Busan, South Korea. DSEC’s ECO design achieves improved fuel efficiency through several features, including a G-series MAN ME slow-speed main engine and an optimized hull form. The tankers will have conversion-capable, dual-fuel-capable engines and the ability to accommodate the future installation of an LNG fuel-gas system and Type C LNG tanks.Kevin Graney, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics NASSCO, said, “This additional order, plus NASSCO’s existing backlog of tankers and containerships, is a clear indication that NASSCO is the shipyard of choice for Jones Act vessel construction.”Rob Kurz, vice president of Kinder Morgan Terminals and president of KMP subsidiary APT, commented, “This new order clearly demonstrates APT’s and Kinder Morgan’s continued commitment to the Jones Act tanker market.”“There continues to be increasing demand for waterborne transportation to move petroleum products, and these tankers will provide stable, fee-based cash flow to KMP unitholders for many years to come through multi-year contracts with major oil producers.”KMP acquired APT and State Class Tankers for $960 million in cash in January of 2014. At that time, KMP purchased five operating vessels and noted it would invest an additional $214 million to complete funding for the construction of four new Jones Act-qualified vessels, which will be delivered between November 2015 and October 2016. Press Release, June 17, 201last_img read more

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first_imgzoom The US food-processing company Archer Daniels Midland has added export terminals at the Romanian Port of Constanta on the Black Sea to its European origination and transportation network, through an agreement to acquire complete ownership of North Star Shipping and Minmetal.ADM, through its minority stake in North Star and through Minmetal—a separate 50-50 joint venture owned by ADM and North Star—previously owned approximately 45 percent of the Constanta assets.North Star and Minmetal operate grain elevators and bulk commodity storage and warehousing as well as port services, stevedoring operations and a shipping agency at the mouth of the Danube River.The export terminal in the Port of Constanta has ten vessel berths, including seven deep sea berths; port terminals with annual throughput capacity of up to 6 million metric tons; an on-site grain storage capacity of 330,000 metric tons; two floating cranes for direct barge-oceangoing vessel transfer; mobile shore cranes and equipment; a vacuum discharge and ship loader; and an iron ore and coal terminal located on 21 hectares.The Port of Constanta sits on the Black Sea at the mouth of the Danube River, making it the primary ingress and egress point for bulk commodities being traded into and out of Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary.”We’ve talked about the potential to double the volume of our grain business. Here, we’re taking a great step in that direction with this strategic expansion of our European network,” said Joe Taets, president of ADM Europe Middle East and Africa.”By becoming full owners of these facilities on the Black Sea, we’re building on the investments we have made in our Danube River network since 2011, which enhances our origination, logistics and export capabilities in Eastern Europe, and allows us to reach more customers around the globe.”Image: Port of Constantalast_img read more

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first_img CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge, Trunk 2 Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge over the Nappan River on Trunk 2, outside Amherst, is closed until further notice. A detour is available on Route 302, Southampton Road and Smith Road. Traffic approaching Amherst is being rerouted a short distance on the Nappan and Lower Porter Roads, while traffic leaving Amherst is required to detour on Smith Road. CONTINUING WORK RICHMOND COUNTY: Lennox Passage Bridge, Isle Madame The speed limit on the Lennox Passage Bridge on Isle Madame is reduced to 20 kilometres per hour while repairs are being carried out to the bridge’s joints. The bridge is safe and the public will be advised if further restrictions are required. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Halifax Stanfield International Airport Until the end of May, road work at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport will result in detours for traffic leaving the airport to Highway 102 Halifax bound. Expect delays. RICHMOND COUNTY: Port Royal Bridge Port Royal Bridge on Port Royal Road on Isle Madame, is closed until further notice. Traffic can detour on MacEachern Road. -30-last_img read more

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first_imgThirty-Two writers were named finalists in nine categories for the 42nd Annual HUMANITAS Prize, it was announced today by HUMANITAS Executive Director Cathleen Young and President Ali LeRoi.The writers will compete for $100,000 in prize money to be handed out at the annual luncheon, which will take place on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The HUMANITAS Prize was created in 1974 to honor film and television writers whose work inspires compassion, hope and understanding in the human family.“We received a huge number of worthy submissions this year, which made narrowing the field down to these exceptional finalists especially challenging — and rewarding,” said Young. “These were truly the best of the best, writers whose work engaged, illuminated, inspired and entertained, all while exploring the range of human experience from fresh and diverse perspectives. Or as HUMANITAS founder Father Bud Keiser put it, works that ‘tackle the big questions…and challenge us to seek out our own answers.’”“At a time of great cultural and political division in our country and around the world, it’s easy to write off entertainment as a frivolous distraction,” added LeRoi. “But great stories can play an essential role in people’s lives by reminding us of our common humanity and motivating us to be our best selves. Many of the extraordinary works by this year’s finalists touch on issues of inclusion, equality and tolerance, ideas that are of particular importance in today’s conflict-ridden world.”The HUMANITAS Prize finalists are:Feature Film Category
ARRIVAL Written by: Eric HeissererHACKSAW RIDGE Written by: Robert SchenkkanHIDDEN FIGURES Written by: Allison Schroeder and Theodore MelfiSundance Feature Film Category
THE BIRTH OF A NATION Written by: Nate ParkerFIRST GIRL I LOVED Written by: Kerem SangaTHE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING Written by: Rob BurnettTALLULAH Written by: Siân Heder30-Minute Category
BLACK-ISH “Hope” Written by: Kenya BarrisGRACE & FRANKIE “The Party” Written by: Alexa JungeTHE REAL O’NEALS “The Real Grandma” Written by: Casey Johnson60-Minute Category
THIS IS US “Pilot” Written by: Dan FogelmanMADAM SECRETARY “Waiting for Taleju” Written by Joy GregoryTHE NIGHT OF “The Call of the Wild” Written by: Richard Price & Steven ZaillianChildren’s Animated Category
THE LION GUARD “Never Judge a Hyena by Its Spots” Written by: Kevin HoppsNINA’S WORLD “Nina’s Brother for a Day” Written by: Maria EscobedoSOFIA THE FIRST “Dads and Daughters Day” Written by: Rachel Ruderman & Laurie IsraelChildren’s Live Action Category
AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY “Melody 1963: Love Has to Win” Written by: Alison McDonaldDEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS “#TurntUp” Written by: Courtney Jane WalkerGIRL MEETS WORLD “Girl Meets The Forgiveness Project” Written by: Matthew NelsonDocumentary Category
13th Written by: Ava DuVernay120 DAYS: UNDOCUMENTED IN AMERICA Written by: Ted RoachJIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY Written by: Chris Chuang & Heather MacDonaldDavid & Lynn Angell Comedy Fellowship 
Magdalen Silberman, University of Texas at AustinJonathan Talbert, Loyola Marymount UniversityBeau Ballinger, University of Texas at AustinDrama Fellowship
Daniel James Boddicker, Columbia University J.J. Braider, University of Southern California Munis Rashid, American Film InstituteSince its inception in 1974, The HUMANITAS Prize has awarded over $3 million to more than 330 deserving television and motion picture writers whose work affirms the dignity of the human person, probes the meaning of life, and enlightens the use of human freedom. HUMANITAS exists to encourage, stimulate and sustain the nation’s screenwriters in their humanizing task, and to give them the recognition they deserve.The HUMANITAS Prize is funded by an endowment established through the generosity of individuals, networks, studios and foundations. Winners of the HUMANITAS Prize have included: Wash Westmoreland & Richard Glatzer (Still Alice); John Ridley (12 Years A Slave); Damien Chazelle (Whiplash); Larry Kramer (The Normal Heart); David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook); Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild); Denis Leary & Peter Tolan (“Rescue Me’); Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious); Steve Levitan (”Modern Family,” “Frasier”); Ryan Murphy (“Glee”); Robert & Michelle King (“The Good Wife”); David E. Kelley (“The Practice,” “Picket Fences”); Ben Affleck and Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting); Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List); David Shore (“House”); Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing”); Tim Robbins (Dead Man Walking); Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights”); Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter (WALL-E); Nancy Oliver (Lars and the Real Girl); Eric Roth & Michael Mann (The Insider); Paul Haggis (Crash); Steven Bochco (“Hill Street Blues,” “NYPD Blue”) and Keir Pearson & Terry George (Hotel Rwanda).For more information, please visit the HUMANITAS Prize at www.humanitasprize.org.last_img read more

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first_img Facebook “People really do want to go [to the movies] more often,” Lowe told Bloomberg. “They just don’t like the transaction.”The service is currently available to over 4,000 American theaters and more than 36,000 screens.Currently, the service is only available in the U.S., with a reported access to over 4,000 American theaters and more than 36,000 screens. According to Business Insider, that’s 91% of movie theaters across the country. However, with the stated goal of the company being to access consumer data, it is likely to expand beyond U.S. borders to reach more consumers soon.All that is required to sign up is a debit card, and as soon as your MoviePass arrives in the mail, you can start buying tickets via the company’s app. See you at the movies!by LIZ NORD – NFS Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Yes, it’s true: You can now go to the movies every single day for less than the cost of a Netflix subscription.In a move sure to please everyone who loves seeing movies on the big screen, theatrical subscription service MoviePass announced that it’s dropping its monthly fee to $9.95 for all users. That low rate gives subscribers entry to any movie (excluding IMAX and 3-D) at ANY theater in the system for any screening—even opening night. The absence of blackout dates and times is what the company refers to by calling its deal “unlimited”; your viewing is, in fact, limited to one movie per day.Originally, the subscription prices were scaled according to various factors such as geographic location, but with the addition of former Netflix executive Mitch Lowe to the CEO role at MoviePass, this standardized rate was enacted. Lowe believes that what’s keeping movie lovers away from theaters is not an addiction to offerings from his former company, but simply economic barriers. Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgBy Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsA former supervisor at the Canadian National Railway says the law firm representing the railroad is trying to get him before a judge this week to “shut me up” for providing the Ontario Police Police with documents he claims show financial irregularities in the company.Lawyer Monique Jilesen of Lenczner Slaght has requested Scott Holmes be in court Friday for violating the deemed undertaking rule, meaning Holmes provided documents to a third party and allegedly wasn’t supposed to.Holmes has provided thousands of documents to OPP since February and during several meetings with detectives from the corruption section of the OPP’s anti-rackets unit.“They want to bring me in front of a judge and shut me up. They say I broke a rule by giving the OPP documents,” said Holmes.Holmes said he’s not concerned and doesn’t believe he violated any rule.Lenczner Slaght is representing CN Rail in the company’s civil suit against Holmes who they fired in 2008 on allegations of fraud. Holmes is countersuing them and CN police. It’s been going on for five years now without reaching trial.The documents Holmes gave to the OPP were from nearly 40,000 documents provided by the Crown as disclosure in CN’s failed pursuit to obtain a criminal conviction for fraud, twice. The charges were stayed by the Crown.APTN reported Tuesday that Holmes claims to have evidence to suggest CN billed GO Transit, a provincial transit company, for work CN never did.That sparked action by the province.Ontario Transport Minister Glen Murray said GO Transit and Metrolinx are taking the allegations “seriously” and are reviewing their books.“I understand they have a team of auditors looking into it. These are just allegations right now; nothing has been proven,” said Murray, in a statement sent to APTN National News. “Go Transit is doing its due diligence. I want to know the facts before I comment further.”Go Transit merged with Metrolinx in 2009.Metrolinx said in a statement it was investigating the allegations.“As soon as GO Transit heard about the allegations an audit was initiated as we consider the allegations serious. We will be able to respond more fully once we have more information in front of us,” said a Metrolinx spokesperson.CN said it adamantly denies any suggestion of impropriety in its management and involvements relating to GO rail projects.The OPP said in an emailed statement that the police force wouldn’t confirm or deny whether it has launched an investigation.“Generally, investigations involving possible corruption can be very sensitive due to the complexity and thoroughness required to ensure that the evidence is followed,” said Sgt. Pierre Chamberland in the email. “Because of the nature of these complaints, it may not be readily apparent what investigative actions are being pursued by police in order to effectively investigate and maintain the integrity and objectivity of the investigation.”CN said it wasn’t aware of any OPP investigation.“CN is not aware of any investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police into such allegations,” said spokesman Mark Hallman in an emailed statement Tuesday. “CN strongly rejects any suggestion of impropriety in its management of GO rail projects.”In its statement, CN said it employs strict accounting procedures and controls.“Mistakes, if any, are identified and corrected. As the work performed by CN on behalf of GO on a fixed-price basis with the work approved in advance and reviewed after completion, there was no risk of GO being overcharged due to any miscoding,” said Hallman.APTN’s story also raised allegations that CN was using partially worn material on GO projects to save cost. A GO source said they would have paid for new material.CN said it’s a common railway practice to use partially worn material it would be “transparent” with GO on projects.kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more

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Quotations for key foreign currencies in terms of the Canadian dollar. Quotations are nominal, for information purposes only.Canadian dollar value on Wednesday, the previous day, three-months and one-year: Currency Wed Tue 3 months Year U.S. dollar 1.2595 1.2628 1.3480 1.3028 British Pound 1.6411 1.6459 1.7236 1.7051 Japanese Yen 0.0113 0.0113 0.0124 0.0123 Euro in U.S. 1.1522 1.1566 1.0715 1.1020 Euro in Cdn 1.4512 1.4606 1.4444 1.4357Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada

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In a press statement, Council President Wang Guangya, the Ambassador of China, commended the Haitian people for their participation in the second round of the parliamentary elections, held on Friday, and welcomed the “calm manner” in which voting took place.“These elections constitute clear evidence of the Haitian people’s commitment to democracy,” he said, voicing appreciation for the work of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).Reiterating the importance of timely municipal and local elections, the Council President stressed that security remains important for the further stabilization of the country. “While acknowledging that elections are a major step in Haiti’s political transition, the members of the Council recognize that addressing the country’s many long-term challenges will require close cooperation between the Haitian authorities and the international community,” he said.The UN helped organize the poll, together with February’s presidential vote, as part of its peacekeeping mission in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Voters cast ballots at 804 voting centres to elect 27 senators and 83 deputies, according to MINUSTAH, which said that, consistent with expectations, participation was lower than the first round of elections, when René Préval was elected president. read more

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In a press release issued from Geneva, Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Benyam Mezmur, the Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, and Juan Mendez, the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, called on Pakistani authorities to reverse a decision regarding the execution of Shafqat Hussain, scheduled for 9 June. Mr. Hussein was arrested, tried and convicted at the age of 14 for kidnapping and involuntary manslaughter. According to his lawyers, however, Mr. Hussein’s confession was obtained after being tortured for at least nine days while in police custody. “To proceed with Mr. Hussain’s execution without proper investigation into the allegation that his confession was coerced under torture, and in spite of evidence that he was a child at the time of his alleged offence and of his possible innocence would be utterly unacceptable and in flagrant contravention of Pakistan’s national and international obligations,” the UN experts warned. “Under Pakistani law and articles 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and 37.1 the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the death sentence cannot be imposed on a defendant who was under 18 at the time of the crime,” they added. “Testimonies obtained under torture are also inadmissible.” Mr. Hussain was originally due to be executed in March 2015 but his sentence was stayed while authorities conducted an inquiry into his age at the time of the crime and on the torture allegations. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) which led the investigation ultimately concluded that Mr. Hussain was not a child at the time of the killing however both the legitimacy of the inquiry and the initial trial has been contested. “In light of reports that the trial against Mr. Hussain and the FIA inquiry fell short of such standards, we call once again upon the Pakistani authorities to ensure a fair retrial of Shafqat Hussain, and to immediately halt the scheduled execution,” the three experts continued.In addition, they urged Pakistan’s Government to reinstate the country’s death penalty moratorium and carry out “serious investigations” all cases of children on death row. Since Pakistan’s moratorium was lifted in December 2014, 140 prisoners have been executed while reports indicate that more than 8,000 people are currently on death row of whom several hundred may have been sentenced for crimes they committed as children. read more

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first_img Short URL Friday 28 Apr 2017, 6:37 PM Follow us: the42.ie It’s a guaranteed bronze medal for Sam and Chloe Magee at the European Championships as they beat Mateusiak/Zieba! #EC17 #GoIreland pic.twitter.com/GuMPZ48fKu— Badminton Ireland (@bad_min_ton) April 28, 2017 Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! https://the42.ie/3365021 Apr 28th 2017, 6:37 PM Maria Sharapova eases into semis in Stuttgart following doping ban returnKnow Your Sport? Take our weekly quizcenter_img By Sinead Farrell 13,285 Views 6 Comments DONEGAL’S CHLOE AND Sam Magee made history today, by winning a first ever medal for Ireland at the European Badminton Championships.The siblings overcame Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Zieba of Poland in their quarter-final in Denmark, to book their place in the final four, and ensure they go home with at least a bronze medal.Today’s result follows on from their victory over Bastian Kersaudy and Lea Palermo of France yesterday, in which they rallied back from a set down to take the win.The pair now go on to contest for a silver, or perhaps even a gold medal in the tournament this weekend. Share Tweet Email1 Source: Badminton Ireland/Twitter Chloe and Sam Magee win first ever medal for Ireland at European badminton championships The Donegal pair overcame opponents from Poland in today’s quarter-final. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgBorussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho has thanked the club for the first team opportunities he has gotten since joining in the summer of 2017.The newly capped England international signed for Dortmund from Manchester City last year citing a lack of first-team opportunities with the Citizens for his decision to leave England.The teenager expressed his gratitude for being afforded “opportunities at such a young age” after helping Bundesliga league leaders Borussia Dortmund move three points clear with a 4-0 win over VfB Stuttgart.The 18-year-old has repaid the club’s faith by hitting the ground running in impressive fashion in the 2018/19 campaign. Despite making just two starts, Sancho has had a hand in eight goals in as many games in the Bundesliga this season.After opening the scoring in Saturday’s victory, the Manchester City academy product underlined what Dortmund opening the door to regular first-team football means to him.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“Honestly, them giving me opportunities at such a young age, I just have to thank the club and all my family that have been behind me from the start,” Sancho told bundesliga.Playing regular first-team football is exactly why the rising star decided to blaze a trail by leaving Manchester City to join Dortmund at the age of 17.City boss, Pep Guardiola was convinced he had a bright future, but Sancho was desperate to demonstrate that he was ready to play more regularly rather than get stocked playing with the reserves.Lucien Favre’s Dortmund dared to do what City didn’t, and the teenage sensation is repaying their faith in droves.last_img read more

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first_img Load More South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in August RelatedPosts Philippines gaming operator Travellers International Hotel Group Inc continues to suffer the effects of the fatal Resorts World Manila (RWM) attack last year, with gaming revenue for the three months to 31 March 2018 down 14.8% to Php4.5 billion (US$85.9 million) as a result of lower mass market gaming capacity.RWM, of which Travellers holds a 45% stake, had its gaming license suspended for three weeks after 38 people were killed during the lone wolf attack on 2 June 2017. Its license was restored on 29 June but the company quickly announced it would no longer run gaming operations on the second floor where the attack took place. As a result, RWM’s mass market table count fell from 169 tables to 96 and VIP table count from 145 to 113. Slot machine numbers also fell from 1,871 to 1,395.In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Travellers International’s joint venture partner Genting HK said it had been informed that Travellers had experienced a significant decrease in revenue in 1Q18 “as a result of lesser gaming capacity” than during the same period in 2017. The fall comes “despite a reported 22.3% growth from the VIP segment.”The average number of casino tables and slot machines were 242 and 1,361 respectively compared to 311 and 1,771 for the same period last year.Gross revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2018 amounted to P5,461.5 million compared to P6,331.7 million for the same period in 2017.Gross revenue in 1Q18 fell 13.8% to Php5.5 billion (US$104.2 million) with EBITDA declining 40.9% to Php839.7 million compared to P1,420.3 million for the same period in 2017.Net profit came in at Php444 million. Calls for 10% gaming tax renewed as report reveals Imperial Pacific tax payments of just US$21,000 in 2019 Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in Augustlast_img read more

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first_imgEthan Berkowitz formally became the new Mayor of Anchorage on Wednesday. The celebration downtown was a marked departure from past inaugurations, with a heavy emphasis on changing directions at City Hall.Download AudioMayor Ethan Berkowitz chatted with supporters while the Vinyl Floors played on stage ahead of the start to the formal ceremony. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)The whole afternoon was an informal affair, feeling at times closer to a block party than a government event. Supporters, local politicians, curious passersby – Town Square Park filled with hundreds of people while the Vinyl Floors, a folk-rock band from West High School, played on stage.West High band the Vinyl Floors played while Town Square Park filled with several hundred spectators. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)The ceremony itself was short and sweet. It was also diverse, something speakers as well as audience members noted. The event opened with a Dena’ina prayer, and eventually yielded to performances by the Alaska Native Heritage Center dancers and Underground Dance Company, a Hip-hop troup.Rhetoric throughout drew on language from community activism emphasizing Anchorage’s multiculturalism, as well as subtle nods towards progressive values. It’s the same tone Berkowitz used on the campaign trail, and throughout his transition into office the last two months.“We are, in many ways, liberated from the way things have been done before,” Berkowitz said said during his speech. “We have the responsibility, and the ability, to take care of things ourselves. It’s our time to make a new Anchorage.”The mayor’s office in Anchorage is technically nonpartisan. And while there were no overt jabs at the conservative outgoing Sullivan Administration, there was a decidedly liberal flavor to the festivities, with Downtown Democratic legislators smiling beside prominent community activists.As the ceremony was winding down, attendee David Landry said the event’s openness set a tone unlike any past inaugurations. “Just very excited to have a new generation of mayor in town,” Landry said. “And it’s about time.”The Alaska Native Heritage Center dancers performed after Berkowitz was sworn in, and were followed by the Hip-hop troupe Underground Dance Company. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)As for specifics in Berkowitz’s policy agenda, details are scant, but the focus remains on issues highlighted in his campaign.“(We’ve been) working on public safety issues, we’ve been working on economic development issues. And we’re also getting the early stages of preparing the next budget,” Berkowitz said during an in interview. “We’ve been hard at work–even before we moved into the office.”The remainder of the afternoon was for celebration, music, and a very long line for free cupcakes.last_img read more

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first_imgRakhine StateThree people, including two teenage boys, were killed by an explosion in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state on Saturday, a police officer said.Police were investigating if the mine had been laid intentionally or if the victims had accidentally struck unexploded ordnance leftover from a previous conflict, an officer told AFP.“According to our initial information, it was a homemade mine,” the officer said, requesting anonymity.“It exploded around 10:30am this morning in a field,” he said, adding that an elderly man and two boys aged 15 and 17 were killed by the blast.A 13-year-old boy was hospitalised with injuries.The north of Rakhine state is an impoverished area scarred by a brutal army crackdown on its Muslim Rohingya population.The campaign was launched in October in response to deadly raids staged by Rohingya militants, who say they are fighting for political rights for the stateless minority, which Myanmar has been accused of mistreating for years.The army crackdown has displaced more than 92,000 Rohingya.The majority fled across the border to Bangladesh, where many gave harrowing accounts of security officers slaughtering babies, burning people alive and staging gang rapes.The UN has ordered an investigation into the alleged army abuses, saying they may amount to crimes against humanity.But Myanmar has vowed to block visas for the UN fact-finding team, with de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi warning that their probe would inflame tensions in the region.Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace prize winner, has faced global censure for not taking a stronger stance on the Rohingya’s plight since coming to power last year.last_img read more

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first_imgChristopher Connelly/KERAKristan Kerr was released from prison in October 2018, after more than eight years in prison. Her daughter was only 3 years old when she went to prison.For the eight-and-a-half years she spent in prison, Kristan Kerr looked forward to one thing every month: a visit from her daughter, Chloe. Visit by visit, she watched Chloe grow from a toddler to nearly a teenager.“I just watched her grow all the way up,” Kerr says. “One visit, she couldn’t read, and then the next visit she was reading something to me.”Convicted for aggravated robbery in 2011 – she was the driver — Kerr says she wasn’t making good choices back then, and it meant missing out on a lot.She and Chloe would talk on the phone and send letters and visit, but she says you can’t do the physical, nurturing part of parenting from prison. Even though Kerr trusted that Chloe was being cared for by her grandmother, she says you never stop worrying about your kid.There are more than 225,000 women behind bars, according to the most recent 2017 federal statistics. Half are in state and federal prisons, the other half in local jails. It’s actually a slight decrease, coming after years of ballooning incarceration among women.From 1980 to 2016, the country saw a 700% increase in the number of women behind bars. Exactly how many are mothers isn’t well tracked, but a survey of women in Texas prisons showed more than 80% of them are moms.Lawmakers across the country are now considering ways to send fewer moms with minor children to jail and prison, and to help preserve parent-child bonds when they’re locked up.In Texas, lawmakers are considering bills that would promote diversion programs, probation or other community-based sentences over jail or prison time to avoid breaking up families. Tennessee recently passed legislation to do that.Christopher Connelly/KERAKristan Kerr says she watched her daughter grow up while she was in prison. “Every visit, I’d say you’re getting big, you’ve grown,” Kerr says. “I just watched her grow all the way up.”There were some tough times for Chloe, who’s now 12. It was hard seeing other kids with their moms, but she says it’s been good since her mother was released in October. Not that it’s been easy, exactly.“It’s been a little bit challenging because I’ve still got to get used to her, I’ve got to learn her, get comfortable with her,” Chloe says. But, she adds, “I’m happier now that she’s here, that I get to see her every day.”“Many of the women, once they get arrested, are scrambling to find someone to take care of their kids,” says Michele Deitch, who studies prison issues at the University of Texas at Austin. “So a lot of kids get shuttled from place to place, and if they’re not able to find a place for them, then many of the kids end up in foster care.”Other states are looking at incarcerating parents closer to their children, and expanding visitation so kids can see mom or dad more often. Incarcerated parents who have stronger relationships with their kids, Deitch says, behave better while inside, and are less likely to commit future crimes after they’re released.“It’s really critical for the parent to not lose touch with their child, and to stay involved and to feel like they can make a difference in the child’s life to be aware of what’s happening to them,” Deitch says.Growing up with their incarcerated parents can be damaging to their children. That’s part of the reason children with incarcerated parents are more likely to end up in the criminal justice system themselves, according to Dallas lawyer Brittany Barnett. She launched Girls Embracing Mothers, a nonprofit aimed at improving outcomes for girls and their incarcerated mothers, after her own mother was sent to prison.“Even though I was a young adult when my mom went to prison, my sister and I were devastated by her incarceration,” Barnett says. “It not only impacts the person in prison, but the children are the hidden victims of their parents’ crimes.”Kristan and Chloe Kerr took part in the Girls Embracing Mothers program. Barnett says she’s optimistic about reform legislation, but hopes it’s just a first step toward a more effective and less punitive justice system.“These women aren’t bad women, they made bad choices,” Barnett says.Texas Rep. James White, a Republican, says the crimes women commit are often different from their male peers. He heads the House Committee on Corrections, and introduced a bill to address issues faced by women in prison, including pregnancy and childbirth.“I hear a lot of offenses that are linked to domestic violence, so they may stab their spouse that’s abusing them and their kids,” White says, “young women that have experienced repeated sexual abuse from a family member, women who have fallen into the trap of addiction.”Researchers agree that a history of trauma underlies a lot of the criminal behavior that lands women in jails and prisons. Kristan Kerr says many of the moms in prison with her struggled with psychological and behavioral issues.“Women, they love their kids,” she says. “Maybe they’re stuck with addiction but that’s a sickness, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want their children.”Since she’s been out, Kerr has been working through a list of goals she set for herself to rebuild her life. She’s got a job, got her driver’s license, and she’s spending lots of time with her daughter.Copyright 2019 KERA. To see more, visit KERA. Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgKey Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. SpeakerSonia Giribaldi is the director of enterprise imaging, Cardiology and laboratory informatics. She joined Nemours in 1991 and is based in Wilmington, Del. Sonia was recently named director in 2018 and is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of Nemours imaging, cardiology, teleradiology, telecardiology, and laboratory informatics within information systems.Prior to her current role, Sonia served as clinical applications supervisor for the clinical applications-ancillary team, managing teams who support IT solutions for all ancillary service lines. Sonia transitioned to information systems in 2012, after coordinating the laboratory information systems implementation for the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. During that time, she also served as clinical laboratory scientist supervisor and laboratory information systems coordinator for A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, in Wilmington, where she was recognized as 2012’s manager of the year.A native of Wilmington, Del., Sonia attended University of Delaware where she earned a bachelors in clinical laboratory science. In addition, she obtained her master’s degree in hospital administration from Wilmington University. Sonia has served as a CAP inspector and contributing author of Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute regulatory standards. She is an active participant of the DIAM-EI HIMSS Stage 7 pilot consortium who is collaborating on HIMSS’s release of the Enterprise Digital Imaging Adoption Model. Sonia has two daughters, Liliana, 13, and Valentina ,20. Sponsored Content | Webinar | PACS| January 17, 2019 WEBINAR: Seamless Interoperability – Fact or Fiction? ScImage-sponsored ITN/DAIC webinar is February 6, 2019 Content Outline   • Introduction   • Challenges facing healthcare, specifically image sharing in pediatrics   • The search for an interoperability solution   • Unique requirements (fulfilled by ScImage)   • Project planning and specific challenges uncovered   • Current state, responding to specific customer needs   • Lessons learned   • Benefits   • Conclusion/questions 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 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. Register for this webinar Related Content 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 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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img 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 | 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 This ScImage-sponsored ITN/DAIC webinar will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern time, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.Webinar OverviewSonia Giribaldi, director, imaging informatics, will discuss the specific needs of Nemours Children’s Health System’s quest for seamless interoperability. With a year of experience under their belt, Nemours has rolled out teleradiology and will shortly be deploying telecardiology.As market demands changed over the last several years, Nemours found themselves in a situation where manual processes were impacting growth and optimized care. In addition to increasing costs and demands for physician productivity, the result was all-around frustration. Nemours’ challenges, search for the ideal situation and benefits will be discussed. Additionally, Giribaldi will enlighten her colleagues on lessons learned and pitfalls of attempting an extensive outreach program.Nemours’ roadmap for how the right approach to interoperability can increase revenue opportunities, improve services, and enhance cost effectiveness will be highlighted.Register for this webinar 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 | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more About ScImageWith 25 years of industry-leading experience supporting the evolution of enterprise imaging, ScImage delivers image management solutions that matter. A comprehensive Enterprise PACS company at its core, ScImage is shaping healthcare’s future with image sharing, customizable departmental workflows and interoperability capabilities, connecting multiple modalities, PACS and EHR’s for access to any image, anywhere, anytime.ScImage’s PICOM365 Enterprise PACS is unmatched in offering components critical to your success, saving you time and clicks with single sign-on access to patient data from all disciplines in one platform. ScImage offers easy to use solution, which can be implemented on-premise, in the cloud, or both, to improve clinical collaboration and enhances productivity.   Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more

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first_img New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Sponsored Stories Hollande noted that during his recent meeting with Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the two discussed a “joint venture” to promote a hybrid French and Thai cuisine.“I consider gastronomy not just part of the art of living, of diplomacy but also a veritable economic motor,” said Hollande.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) What could be the world’s most exclusive gastronomic association, the Club des Chefs des Chefs _ a club of chefs for political leaders _ brings these gastronomic masters together each year in a different country. The elite club has been in Paris since Sunday, after a five-day visit to Berlin that included a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.Their reception by European leaders underscores that diplomacy is one part negotiations and one part the delicious sauces cooked up in their chefs’ kitchens. Hollande and Merkel have bumped heads over the European financial crisis _ and whether to sweeten the austerity pot with growth incentives.“He gave a very nice speech on the role of gastronomy in diplomacy,” said the club’s president, Christian Garcia, the chef to Prince Albert II of Monaco. “He said that when our cuisine is top quality, he can dare to hope that accords, discussions are positive.”Donning impeccable white toques and white aprons, the chefs toured the kitchen of the Elysee Palace.“There are copper pots that date to 1845,” some from the Chateau of Fontainebleau, Garcia said. “It was truly moving.”Among those present were White House Chef Cristeta Comerford, the chef to Queen Elizabeth II of England, Mark Flanagan, and Hilton Little, chef to South African presidents, including Nelson Mandela. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Bernard Vaussion, the Elysee Palace chef who has fed six French presidents, was the host for the Paris visit. Colleague Ulrich Kerz, who cooks for Merkel, led the group during their visit to Germany.“It’s already difficult to bring together heads of state, but (to bring together) chefs who cook during those times …,” Hollande said admiringly as he surveyed the gathering of tall white hats.The elite chefs’ club was created in 1977 by Gilles Bragard, a businessman who created the outfits worn by international chefs, and had its beginnings at the French gastronomic temple in Collonges au Mont d’Or, outside Lyon, where the celebrated chef Paul Bocuse now reigns.Earlier Tuesday, the chefs dined on langoustine and lamb from the Correze region of central France, where Hollande served for years as mayor. That meal, topped with wild strawberries and mascarpone sorbet, was served at the Jules Vernes restaurant in the Eiffel Tower, prepared by another famed chef, Alain Ducasse.Ducasse, with restaurants around the world, epitomizes what the French president said was another attribute of top chefs: their role in promoting the products of their nations around the world. Comments   Share   More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementscenter_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Associated PressPARIS (AP) – They feed the powerful and are most at home in the kitchen. But French President Francois Hollande contends that the chefs who cook for the leaders of the world have a behind-the-scenes role at the negotiating tables of international diplomacy.“If your dish is a miss, it’s more difficult to plead a cause,” Hollande told nearly 20 chefs on a visit Tuesday to the presidential Elysee Palace. Check your body, save your life Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories last_img read more

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