Nova Scotia Police Long Service Awards Presented

first_imgJustice Minister and Attorney General Ross Landry recognized long-serving police officers from across Nova Scotia today, Sept. 28, for contributions to law enforcement. Mr. Landry presented Nova Scotia Provincial Police Long Service Awards at a ceremony in Halifax to 43 recipients and recognized another person for many years of work in crime prevention. “This is a tremendous accomplishment and I extend my sincere thanks to all of the recipients for the loyal and distinguished service they have provided to this province,” said Mr. Landry. “We are very fortunate to have such dedicated people protecting the streets and communities of Nova Scotia.” The provincial award program recognizes police officers who have served in the province for 15 and 25 consecutive years. This is the fourth year for the program. A list of the recipients is available at .last_img read more

Pujith Jayasundara sent on compulsory leave

Hemasiri Fernando had later submitted his resignation but Jayasundara refused to step down. As a result he was sent on compulsory leave by the President. The IGP cannot be removed from office without first being found guilty through a comprehensive investigation by a 3-member committee, of some specified offence(s) [including ‘gross neglect of duty’] under the Removal of Officers (Procedure) Act No.5 of 2002, Legal experts and lawyers said. (Colombo Gazette) Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has been sent on compulsory leave.President Maithripala Sirisena had recently demanded the resignation of IGP Pujith Jayasundara after accusing him and the former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando of failing in their duties prior to the Easter Sunday bombings. read more

Niagara Regional Police investigating crash in Thorold

Niagara Regional Police are investigating what appears to be a single-vehicle crash in Thorold on Friday.Police were called to the area of Highway 20 and Allanport Rd. around 11 a.m.They say it appears to be a single-vehicle crash involving just one occupant.Car into the ditch HWY 20 road closed east side of Allanburg Bridge avoid the area ⁦@NiagRegPolice⁩ ⁦@NiagaraEMS⁩ also on scene— Thorold Fire & Emergency Services (@ThoroldFire) September 7, 2018Police are asking people to avoid the area and use alternate routes including the Thorold Tunnel. read more

Niagara students choose Brock for postsecondary education

After graduating from Port Colborne’s Lakeshore Catholic High School, Emily Armstrong wanted to go away for university. She visited several Ontario campuses, then, to make her mother happy, she toured Brock.Her decision was made.“The people there made it seem like I was already a member of the school and that they wanted to invest in me and my education,” said Armstrong, now a third-year Physical Education student at Brock. “I felt so welcomed. Coming from a small town, it felt like it was its own small town.”This week, Grade 12 students across Niagara are thinking about Wednesday’s (Jan. 13) deadline for high school grads to decide which Ontario universities they want to apply to.Last year, 42 per cent of Niagara’s university-bound high school graduates chose Brock. That’s strong local recruitment when compared to universities like McMaster, Queen’s and Waterloo, but Brock officials know that figure still leaves 58 per cent that left Niagara for school, and hundreds more who decided not to go to university at all.Brock puts a lot of effort into reminding high school students and their parents that the “hometown university” is a good choice. It offers more than 70 different undergrad degrees, keeps adding world-class facilities, and government data shows the employment rate for Brock grads is higher than the average for all Ontario universities.“We have exceptional programs, excellent co-op and experiential learning opportunities. And the student experience is fantastic,” said Beth Natale, Brock’s Director of Recruitment.With next week’s application deadline looming, recruiters are urging students to visit Brock’s main campus and the new Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts in downtown St. Catharines. Saturday (Jan. 9) there will be an open house at Brock starting at 11 a.m. Current students will give campus tours while Brock staff will be on hand to answer questions. Visit for more information or to sign up.Natale said visiting the university in person is always an eye-opener, even for local residents who attend events or shows and think they know the campus.“They’ve been here many times,” she said, “but they haven’t been here with the lens of being a student.”Josephine Moretuzzo, a lead guidance counselor from Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School in Grimsby, says secondary school students are increasingly sticking close to home after graduating, partly for economic reasons but also because there are solid options.“I always say, we have great schools in our back yard, so why would you travel,” said Moretuzzo.Moretuzzo expects half of Blessed Trinity’s 260 graduates this year to apply to universities. While guidance counselors need to remain unbiased, she said her own experiences with Brock have been overwhelmingly positive. Last year her own daughter chose to attend Brock.“They communicated with her almost immediately. Brock really did go above and beyond to make it personal. I can’t say that’s the case with other schools,” she said.Research shows the top factors influencing university choices include: academic reputation; availability of co-ops and internships; employment prospects; location; attractive campus; and reputation for student experience.Natale said Brock has strengths in all of these areas, including a leading co-op program for Ontario, and a student awards and bursaries program that just increased by $1.1 million to a total of $8.8 million.Plus, there’s the major financial savings of attending a local university and living (and eating) at home.For Armstrong, the tables have turned since that first campus tour she took to satisfy her Mom. She now helps lead tours, and has worked various jobs around the campus. And she’s using what she has learned in Phys Ed studies in her job as a personal trainer in The Zone fitness centre.“The more you learn about the university,” said Armstrong, “the more you love it.”Emily Armstrong read more

Universities spent close to £90 million on payoffs with gagging orders attached

“All staff and students are entitled to a safe experience at university and all universities have a duty to ensure this outcome.”The body said it is developing comprehensive new guidance on sexual misconduct that will be published in the autumn.The guidelines will cover NDAs, while UUK is also working with a Government consultation on the issue.The body added: “It’s important to note that a confidentiality clause will usually be one part of a wider settlement agreement that has been negotiated between two parties and, crucially, the signing of an agreement containing such a clause does not prevent staff or students from reporting criminal acts to the police or regulatory bodies, or from making a disclosure under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.” Universities have spent almost £90 million on pay-offs with gagging orders attached over the last two years, new figures show as academics claim bullying and sexual misconduct claims are being silenced.The huge sum is said to have been spent on around 4,000 settlements, some of which are reported to relate to allegations of bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct.Universities UK (UUK), the sector’s representative organisation, said non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) were used for “many purposes”, including protecting valuable research.However, the body said the contracts should not be used to prevent victims from speaking out and such practices “will not be tolerated”.Using Freedom of Information laws, nearly 140 universities were asked by the BBC to detail how much they had paid in settlements that included NDAs.Figures from the 96 institutions that responded showed around £87 million had been spent since 2017.The BBC said it had heard from dozens of academics that NDAs were being used to silence allegations of bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct.”Universities use non-disclosure agreements for many purposes, including the protection of commercially sensitive information related to university research,” UUK said.”However, we also expect senior leaders to make it clear that the use of confidentiality clauses to prevent victims from speaking out will not be tolerated. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Dublin Bus investigates video of crack cocaine being smoked on bus

first_img“All Dublin Bus employees are fully trained on the comprehensive procedures for dealing with specific situations, including disorderly behaviour on bus, anti-social behaviour, smoking on buses and protection against assault and robbery,” the statement added.Read: Over €1 million unclaimed every year in refunds of change from Dublin Bus >More: Take off-peak buses in Dublin? You could be in line for a fare decrease… >Look: Did a furious pedestrian stare down a Dublin Bus for 20 minutes last night? > DUBLIN BUS IS investigating footage posted on social media allegedly showing a woman smoking ‘crack cocaine’ at the back of a bus.The video, posted on Facebook on March 19, was filmed by a member of the public near Firhouse in Dublin.It shows two women sitting at the back of the upper saloon of a bus.After waiting until the bus is stationary, one leans into a bottle while the other holds a lighter to its base, apparently inhaling.The poster said they were “smoking crack cocain [sic]“.In a statement, Dublin Bus said it is “investigating this incident to verify if it took place and the exact details”.The company added that a number of safety measures are in place on buses, such as CCTV.” The footage and pictures which can be downloaded from the CCTV systems has proven to be invaluable in terms of helping An Garda Síochána to pursue the prosecution of offending individuals.”Since the introduction of CCTV on all Dublin Bus buses, incidents of anti- social behaviour and vandalism on buses have decreased.last_img read more

Wouldbe robber fails to break into Pinecrest home

first_imgPINECREST, FLA. (WSVN) – Home surveillance cameras caught a would-be burglar trying to break into a house in Pinecrest.According to the video, the crook used a center punch to shatter the glass of the back patio door of the house, on Jan. 3.The suspect took off running when the glass did not shatter.The crook ran to an SUV that was waiting nearby, along Southwest 114th Terrace and South Red Road.If you know anything, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Catch New Year Celebrations with a Flying Wonder – Mavic Pro for

first_imgThis holiday season, we shared a number of deals on quadcopters from DJI, Xiaomi, and MJX. Most of those deals were limited to a small number of units and reserved for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you didn’t get to avail any of those, here are some last minute promotions on two of DJI drones, limited to first 30 units only. We had initially shared deals on Mavic Pro that went as low as $810. However, as the holiday season is coming to an end, the rates also start going back up. If you aren’t planning to wait until the next Black Friday, this might be the last chance to get these products on discounts.Deal: DJI MavicPro for $839 with code HKDJIM The DJI Spark Mini Fly More Combo is originally priced at nearly $900. However, you can get it for just $639.99 for the first 20 units.Head over to this link.Click on Add to Cart.Go to the cart.Enter coupon code Xmas512 to get the price down to $639.99.Hit Apply and Proceed to Checkout.Looking for other drones? Check out this New Year Promotions page for all the last-minute deals on DJI, Xiaomi, FuriBee, and other companies offering similar products.– Hot right now: get on the trend of 3D printing for just $340! The Mavic Pro box brings you the aircraft, remote controller, intelligent flight battery, charger, power cable, propellers, microSD card, and other bits and pieces. The company itself is offering it for $899, down from its original price of $999. However, you can get the vloggers’ favorite gadget for just $839 until the new year’s eve from Gearbest.Head over to this link.Click on Add to Cart.Go to the cart.Enter coupon code HKDJIM to get the price down to $839.Hit Apply and Proceed to Checkout.Deal: DJI Spark Mini (Combo – White) for $639.99 with code Xmas512center_img Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_img Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Feature | March 14, 2012 | Tobias Gilk MRI Technology and Throughput Making the most of your MRI scanner means increasing efficiencies beyond the system itself. Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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. Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more center_img My laptop is four years old and reminds me, on a daily basis, why the depreciation for computer equipment is only five years. Computer processor technology catapults forward, doubling every 18 months. Advancements in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners might not follow the hyper-aggressive timetable of personal computers, but if so, it’s only a question of modest differences in scale.In imaging departments around the world, MR systems are stronger and faster, with greater image resolution than those of just a few years ago. And yet, all of this whiz-bang technology has yet to make a significant dent in the burning need of imaging providers — to reduce patient scheduling windows.Yes, traveling tables (a la computed tomography [CT] scanners) promise to make long run-offs a single scan. Yes, 3.0T scanners allow for multinuclear spectroscopy to functionally image metabolic processes we’d previously only dreamed of. Yes, multispectrum radiofrequency (RF) pulses, multi-channel coils and image-completion algorithms each promise to shave ”seconds here” and ”minutes there” from sequences and reconstruction times.But why is it that so many providers have upgraded their systems or purchased the latest and greatest, and yet can’t seem to get below the 40-minute scheduled MR exam?Lest we forget, CT was once a 40-minute exam (and even longer than that, if you look further back). Today, when it can take longer to set up the contrast injection and change the linens than to actually scan the patient, we manage the process of CT patients entirely differently than we used to. While the outward appearance of the CT may be quite similar to the scanner of yesteryear, where we put it and how we operate patient services for it have both changed dramatically.Once upon a time, there was only a shared waiting area for the radiology department. When it was time for the exam, someone would come from the bowels of the department and call out, “Mrs. Smith?” Mrs. Smith would put down the three-year-old copy of Family Circle she was reading to kill time and follow the tech back toward wherever her exam was.The thinking then was, ”Why have dedicated modality-specific sub-wait areas when individual exams are slow and reimbursements are high?“ As exams sped up and reimbursements started to fall, the whole question of getting a steady stream of patients to the scanner became much more important. As a result, most of the CT suites I see designed today bear little resemblance to that prior model, having either dedicated waiting (or sub-wait) area or shared waiting close at hand. Similarly, it seemed that CT services were earlier adopters of hep-locks to streamline contrast injections.Increasing Efficiencies and ThroughputSo here we find ourselves with enormous economic pressure to increase MR volumes to counteract decreased reimbursement, and yet we find that the technological revolutions that advance our scanners haven’t lived up to the PR about reduced patient schedule times. “We bought the Maserati engine, why can’t we fly along at 200 miles per hour?”While you may have the fastest-possible engine, if you put it in the body of a 1978 Pinto cruiser, you’re not going to get sports car performance out of it. The fact is that, apart from choices in imaging technology, many in the industry have made poor decisions, if the ultimate goal is throughput.If you could scan MR patients in 20-minute windows, then what would be the most important element required to sustain that throughput? It would be having your next patient ”on deck” and ready for his or her exam when the prior one is complete. This most basic requirement to gain efficiency is often thwarted by both design and operational decisions.To gain the efficiency that will facilitate increased throughput, here are several things that can be done:• Facilities: Go back to our historical review of how we designed CT suites long ago — drawing patients from a shared radiology waiting room somewhere down the hall. Then compare that with the way many high-volume CT providers are set up, with dedicated sub-waiting areas, always at the ready with the next patient. We may not consciously think about it, but the ”on deck” patient is a contemporary necessity.Also, if you perform a healthy proportion of contrast exams, why would you burn up valuable scanning time starting IVs or hep-locks? Perhaps the suite should be provided with a point-of-care area for contrast lab work and IV prep.• Staffing: When the biggest costs associated with an MRI service are by a large margin the MRI scanner, service contract and suite, it is ludicrous to imagine that a provider could cut personnel costs enough to make a sizeable impact on overall operating expenses. And yet, that is what has gripped MRI management for the last several years — cost reduction.Most MR scanners are capable of generating at least $1,000 per hour in technical revenue, meaning that a scanner’s time is worth about $17 per minute. If you could pay a tech aide $17 per hour and that aide reduced the hourly turnover time for a scanner by two minutes, you would realize a 100% profit margin on that employee.Am I suggesting that technological innovations aren’t worthwhile? Absolutely not! We should capitalize on each gain that advances the clinical, operational and financial performance of a scanner. Yes, we should have traveling tables, multinuclear spectroscopy, multifrequency/multichannel coils, parallel processing and image-completion algorithms. Each of these offers several advantages to the provider who adopts them.But if the scanner advertises 15-minute scan times and your current operation struggles to have the next patient prepped and standing by for his exam, then perhaps you have challenges that even the fastest MRI scanner can’t solve.Tobias Gilk is senior vice president of RAD-Planning, a design consulting firm for medical imaging facilities, and president and MRI safety director of Mednovus, an MRI safety company. He has presented programs on MRI safety at American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) and other venues.SIDEBAR: 2011 a Busy Year for MRIKLAS issued a recent report on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems — “MRI 2011: New Technology Hits the Ground Running” — and as its name implies, the report notes that last year was one of innovation in this modality sector.“As cost and quality continue to take center stage in healthcare, and safety concerns shade other imaging modalities with radiation dose issues, a wave of new technology is washing over the MRI sector to reinvigorate it as an imaging modality of choice,” KLAS said in its summary introduction. It noted that seven new 1.5T and 3.0T systems received FDA clearance during the year.Systems cleared in 2011 include:• GE Healthcare’s Discovery MR750w wide bore 3.0T system, which features the GEM (Geometry Embracing Method) suite of coils;• Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Vantage Titan 3.0T open bore system, which offers noise reduction and feet-first imaging;• GE Healthcare’s MR360, a 1.5T system that combines user-interface simplification features and embedded Express Coil technology;• GE Healthcare’s Brivo MR355 1.5T system, featuring a 48 cm field-of-view, OpTix technology and the Express coil;• GE Healthcare’s Optima MR430s, a 1.5T specialty musculoskeletal system;• Philips’ 1.5T and 3.0T Ingenia scanners, the first digital broadband systems cleared in the United States.The KLAS research included customers of all the major vendors — GE Healthcare, Philips, Hitachi, Siemens, Toshiba — and imaging providers responded favorably to all of the companies in varying degrees. Different vendors ranked high in different areas evaluated, which included service/support, functionality/upgrades and technology.Customers in general were happy with the availability of wide bore and high-field open systems. “Among the certainties is that wide bore is king in its ability to help providers improve patient throughput and administer less sedation to patients — a win for quality, safety and efficiency,”  said KLAS.Providers also see ownership of a wide bore or open system as a distinct marketing advantage. As competition for referrals becomes increasingly stiff, imaging centers see having a wide bore as a plus.For more information about the report, visit Related Content Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 23, 2018 10:58 am PDT Last Updated Apr 23, 2018 at 11:21 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NBC, US Figure Skating have new rights deal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – U.S. Figure Skating and NBC have a new agreement for domestic and international events through 2026.The deal announced Monday includes coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships; ISU Grand Prix series, including Skate America; ISU World Championships; the Four Continents Championships; the European Championships; and the World Team Trophy.Each season during the partnership, NBC Sports Group will present at least 80 hours of coverage, including 30-plus hours on NBC. An additional 50-plus hours will be on NBC Sports Network.NBCSN will carry four hours of coverage of ISU Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating World Championship events.U.S. Figure Skating President Sam Auxier says the arrangement “makes complete sense for our organization” and ensures that “domestic and international figure skating events have maximum exposure.”last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jul 27, 2018 7:23 am PDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2018 at 8:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Prince Charles says he was deceived by disgraced bishop FILE – In this Thursday, March 15, 2018 filer, Britain’s Prince Charles looks on ahead of delivering his Easter message at Clarence House in London. Prince Charles has issued a statement to a British inquiry investigating child abuse, saying he’d been deceived by a disgraced Church of England bishop jailed for sex abuse. The remarks by the Prince of Wales Friday, July 27, 2018 came amid an investigation into the handling of allegations against former Bishop Peter Ball, who had claimed to be a confidant of the heir to the throne. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File) center_img LONDON – Prince Charles has issued a statement to a British inquiry investigating child abuse, saying he’d been deceived by a disgraced Church of England bishop jailed for sex abuse.The remarks by the Prince of Wales Friday came amid an investigation into the handling of allegations against former Bishop Peter Ball, who had claimed to be a confidant of the heir to the throne.The 86-year-old Ball had accepted a caution for one count of gross indecency in 1993, but later admitted further crimes. He is jailed for sexually abusing 18 young men over 30 years.Charles says he didn’t realize the truth until Ball’s conviction. He dismissed any suggestions he had ever tried to interfere in the police investigation, although he acknowledged it was possible that his name had been taken “in vain.”last_img read more

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As a result, The government had, Neither the rapper has commented on the pictures, According to police,e. the majority)” according to Rahul Tongia Fellow at Brookings Institution and Advisor to the Smart Grid Task Force of the central government Actual electricity is important–and that there should be no power cuts–to achieve meaningful electrification Tongia wrote in this column in The Hindu on 7 October 2014 In Uttar Pradesh for instance three of four households get electricity for less than 12 hours a day In Jharkhand only 2 percentof electrified households get electricity for 20 or more hours; 81 percentdo not get four or more hours in the evenings while 60 percentface three or more days of total blackouts every month IndiaSpend reported in October 2015 An investigation of rural electrification data by The Hindu found that the number of villages said to be electrified in the last year is exaggerated Their report revealed several discrepancies such as: Many villages classified as un-electrified are counted as electrified on an app “GARV” (launched by the power ministry to track electrification) Uninhabited villages have been marked as electrified Villages like Panalomali Kusadangar and Patyetapali in Odisha and Sunwara in Madhya Pradesh — all counted as electrified villages — have no people residing there Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Independence Day celebration last year in New Delhi PIB 6 Social security: 127 million people enrolled for three major programmes What Modi said: “We have laid great stress upon social security and also the welfare of the poor – and thus Prime Minister’s Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) Atal Pension Yojana (APY) and Prime Minister’s Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) have been launched Crores of people of our country have no social security cover” What happened: APY has been given to 27 million PMSBY to 945 million and PMJJBY to 297 million citizens as on 14 June 2016 according to official data More recent data tabled in Parliament indicates that 304 million Indians have registered under APY as on July 20 2016 7 Rural India: Agriculture budget increased by 44 percent several rural programmes launched What Modi said: “We need drastic changes in the agriculture sector The cultivable land is shrinking; it is getting divided between families and pieces of land are getting smaller The fertility and productivity of our agricultural land must increase The farmers need water and electricity and we are working towards their availability We have decided to pump in fifty thousand crore rupees in ‘Pradhaan Mantri Krishi Sinchaai Yojna’ How will the water reach the farms Water will have to be saved We have to launch a movement in our agricultural sector with the mantra of “Save Water Save Energy and Save Fertilisers” What’s happened: Modi is right about the divide in farming land–5 percentof farmers control 32percentof India’s farmland and a “large” farmer in India has 45 times more land than a “marginal” farmer IndiaSpend reported in May 2016 The land that can be farmed has marginally declined from 1825 million hectares in 2008-09 to 182 million hectares in 2012-13 mainly for non-agricultural purposes such as urbanisation roads industries and housing according to data tabled in Parliament The agriculture budget rose 44 percent from Rs 24909 crore ($4 billion) in 2015-16 to Rs 35984 crore ($5 billion) in 2016-17 to address growing distress in rural areas from successive monsoon failures Finance minister Arun Jaitely announced during Budget 2016 that 285 million hectares would be irrigation through the flagship Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana (PMKSY) scheme in 2016-17 He also added that the government will reorient its interventions in the farm and non-farm sectors to double the income of farmers by 2022 An Indian farmer’s income effectively rose 5 percent per year over a decade (2003-2013) IndiaSpend reported in March 2016 The budget also created a dedicated long-term irrigation fund (through the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) with an initial corpus of Rs 20000 crore 8 One Rank One Pension for service personnel: Approved but protests continue What Modi said: “The issue of “One Rank One Pension (OROP)” has come before every government each one has considered its proposal and each and every government has made promises on it but the problem is still pending to be resolved I say to service personnel we have accepted “One Rank One Pension” in principal but talks are going on with its organisations Talks have reached at the final stage and we want that all get justice keeping in view the development of whole country How it is implemented in view of its nitty-gritty situation we are taking the talks forward by engaging with its stakeholders” What happened: Modi approved the OROP proposal in April 2016 It will cost the government an additional Rs 7488 in annual pensions and Rs 10925 crore in arrears As many as 16 million pensioners were paid their first pensions through the OROP programme; Rs 2861 crore was spent until March 31 2016 Certain issues and anomalies have been raised by servicemen which a government panel is considering The author is a freelance journalist and MA Gender and Development candidate 2016-17 at Institute of Development Studies University of Sussex By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 15 2017 1:21 am Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Related News THE Standing Committee meeting of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) sought on Wednesday certain clarification from PMPML before extending financial assistance of Rs 6 crore PMPML Joint Managing Director D P More who was present at the meeting sought two weeks’ time to make their submission before the panel The PCMC standing committee was expecting PMPML Chairman and Managing Director Tukaram Mundhe to attend the meeting However Mundhe deputed his deputy to answer PCMC panel’s posers According to PCMC panel members the senior official said he did not have full information and would make the submission within two weeks The panel therefore decided to put on hold the financial assistance till the PMPML comes up with a ‘factfile’ Committee Chairperson Seema Savale said they were “disappointed” as despite repeated requests Mundhe could not make it to the meeting “It is highly inappropriate for a senior official… to disregard a constitutional body like the PCMC Standing Committee” she said Savale claimed that Mundhe had deputed an officer who landed with hardly any details “For the last one month we have been telling PMPML representatives about the facts and details needed to be put before us for extending financial assistance to PMPML Yet… they turn up with little to show…this is just unacceptable…” she said Every month she added PCMC pays Rs 7-and-a-half crore and PMC pays Rs 12-and-a-half crore to PMPML as their share for operative loss “We are 40 per cent partners in the losses But the PMPML services in PCMC areas are so deficient that we believe we have no reason to share such high percentage of operative costs” she said Claiming that PMPML buses’ connectivity in Pimpri-Chinchwad was dismal she said “PMPML argues that they cannot run on loss-making routes This argument has no basis Even if there are fewer commuters on a particular route as a public undertaking it is PMPML’s duty to ensure that they take care of those few commuters” On PMPML’s plan to buy 800 buses Savale said “We want to know how the buses will be allotted and who is going to share the operative loss” Basically she said the panel wants to know the break-up of the losses and who is sharing how much “This is very important because we feel we are spending more but are getting hardly anything in return vis-a-vis better PMPML services If commuters in Pimpri-Chinchwad are getting hardly anything why should we pay them in crores” she asked For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Praveen Swami | Published: December 11 2014 12:05 am LeT’s jihadist credentials Pakistan’s military-led state now hopes will win over the powerful Islamist constituency in Punjab and Pakistan’s northwest for the state Related News He appeared on horseback before the iconic Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore last Thursday the beast swaying somewhat alarmingly below his not-inconsiderable girth to proclaim before thousands of cheering cadre brought in on special trains that it was the eve of the Ghazwa-e-Hind Neo-fundamentalists believe that the Prophet said the war to establish Islamic rule in India would be waged by an army rising from the fabled deserts of Khorasan before the day of judgement “The Ghazwa-e-Hind is inevitable” announced Hafiz Muhammad Saeed head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) parent organisation of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) “Kashmir will be freed 1971 will be avenged and the Gujarat victims will get justice god willing” Ever since last Friday’s lethal attack on a military station in Uri believed to have been conducted by a LeT assault unit India’s security services have been wondering if bombs and bullets could follow the barrage of hostile words After 26/11 international pressure pushed Pakistan to force the LeT to retreat In recent years though it has steadily become more visible These fears are well founded The unleashing of Saeed is rooted in the existential crisis faced by Pakistan’s army-led establishment For them the LeT is a critical line of defence against jihadists who threaten their survival — a lifeline as it were that the state hopes to use to drag itself out of a rising jihadist tide Ever since 2010 as Pakistan slipped slowly towards a full-blown war with Islamists seeking to overthrow the state Saeed emerged at the head of a jihadist coalition that cast itself as the defender of Pakistan In March 2010 a jihadist convention held at Kotli drew speakers from terrorist groups collectively calling themselves the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) The LeT’s Muzaffarabad-based commander Abdul Wahid Kashmiri addressed the Pakistan government: “You beg water from India whereas we are battling to levy jizya (a tax on conquered non-Muslims)” That May the JuD’s Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki and the Jamaat-e-Islami’s Farid Paracha were joined by Ejaz Chaudhury from Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf to voice anger at India’s alleged choking of rivers Makki a key LeT ideologue said India was working to “destroy the next generation of Pakistan” Flowering slowly into a 40-member coalition the DPC threatened at massive rallies to lay siege to parliament It cast the ruling Pakistan People’s Party as traitors unwilling to defend Pakistan from its enemies The context to this development was simple Facing ever-rising levels of terrorist violence a succession of peace deals with jihadists in the north-west having disintegrated the Pakistan army hoped to use a state-sponsored coalition of Islamists to undermine the legitimacy of its adversaries Figures like Ehsanullah Ehsan the spokesperson for the anti-state Tehreek-e-Taliban cast the army as an apostate in the pay of the US In his speeches Saeed responded by assailing anti-state jihadists as agents of India and Israel Evidence exists that the LeT’s post 26/11 rebirth was state-sponsored Budget documents for 2012-2013 showed the JuD received a grant in aid of Rs 6135 million Finance Minister Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman also announced his government intended to set up a Rs 350-million knowledge park in Muridke Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government also has a long-standing relationship with the LeT In June 2010 Punjab minister Rana Sanaullah told the BBC that his government had given JuD institutions some $940000 in grants Less than two years earlier following the 26/11 attacks Pakistan’s ambassador to the UN had promised that his government would “proscribe the JuD and take other consequential actions as required including the freezing of assets” This promise clearly wasn’t kept The reasons for Pakistan’s military-led coalition turning to the Islamists were rooted in history In 1956 the country’s first constitution declared Pakistan an Islamic republic — a notion unknown to classical theology and invented by early 20th century ideologues — and mandated that no laws repugnant to the Quran and Hadith would be passed Later General Ayub Khan excised the prefix “Islamic” from Pakistan’s name but nonetheless appointed a council of clerics to guide the state Then PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in turn bowed to clerical pressure pushed forward with anti-minorities measures and declared Islam the state religion General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq oversaw the full bloom of this process Influenced by the ideas of Islamist ideologue Abul Ala Mawdudi General Zia built a new model army concerned not just with defending the state’s frontiers against its adversaries but also with reinventing Pakistan itself In a 1991 article in the Green Book an official army journal Commodore Tariq Majid explained the role of jihadists in this new state: “The Islamic state apart from the standing forces keeps a volunteer force of the people and employs the other lot of able-bodied manpower to strengthen the other elements of the military system during wartime” Brigadier Saifi Ahmad Naqvi writing in the 1994 Green Book put it thus: “Pakistan is an ideological state based on the ideology of Islam” Therefore “the existence and survival of Pakistan depend upon complete implementation of Islamic ideology in [the] true sense If the ideology is not preserved then the very existence of Pakistan becomes doubtful” The LeT was born in pursuit of this project In 1982 Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi the key organiser of 26/11 ended his studies at the Jami’a Muhammadia seminary in Gujranwala and left to fight in Afghanistan’s Loya Paktia region He was repelled though by local jihadists’ freewheeling religious customs In ’84 he broke away and formed a new group drawing legitimacy from the neo-fundamentalist Ahl-e-Hadith sect In Lahore meanwhile Saeed his brother-in-law Makki and Zafar Iqbal all teachers of Islam at the Islamic University of Engineering and Technology had formed a religious group and decided to sponsor Lakhvi’s fledgling organisation The group gained the support of Abdullah Azzam Osama bin Laden’s mentor and set up its first training camps in Afghanistan in 1987 From 1990 or so the birth of the Kashmir jihad gave the LeT a new opportunity It entered operations in 1993 as the ISI grew increasingly disillusioned with fractious and unreliable ethnic-Kashmiri jihadist groups The Markaz Dawa wal’Irshad as the LeT’s parent body was then known received funds to purchase property in Muridke 30 km from Lahore where it set up multiple higher education medical and welfare facilities By 2001 the organisation was operating in at least 74 districts Part of the cash came from Saudi jihad financiers notably Sheikh Abu Abdul Aziz Mahmood Bahaziq and Lakhvi’s brother-in-law Abdur Rahman Sarehi who was held in 2003 for his connections with bin Laden The LeT’s jihadist credentials Pakistan’s military-led state now hopes will win over the large and powerful Islamist constituency in Punjab and Pakistan’s northwest for the state To do this though it will have to show that its jihadist project is a serious one — precisely the reason for last Friday’s lethal attack In turn anti-state jihadists have begun to sharpen their own appeals to Pakistani nationalist sentiments vowing attacks against India Islamabad knows the dangers: large-scale terrorist attacks could well lead to war as it almost did after 26/11 Pakistan battered by internal war knows that it can afford this even less than India The army has few helping hands to reach out to though other than the portly prophet of the apocalypse praveenswami@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News the men started an argument with her. 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Tejas coloured the painting. ? Fisher was 19-under and Jonzon was 17-under. Hashim Amla hits the ball into Mitchell Santner’s hands and he departs for 8 from 28 balls. 1106 hrs IST:South Africa continue to remain patient and slow in their run getting Keeping that three or over-three runs an over run rate going 32/1 after 10 overs with Amla on 8 and Faf on 12 1053 hrs IST:Play underway after the break Trent Boult and Tim Southee have thetough job of getting wickets for New Zealand and not leakingruns in the process 1018 hrs IST: After six overs South Africa are 14/1 and need 136 runs to win An early wicket for New Zealand has some pressure but won’t bother the visitors much as they have a relatively small target to chase Teams head into the interval 0959 hrs IST:Hashim Amla and Faf du Plesssis in the middle for South Africa 0950 hrs IST: Quinton de Kock is gone for six as South Africa lose an early wicket Jeetan Patel with the wicket De Kock comes down the track to attack and lofts it over the mid-off region but is undone by some late turn Fails to get the middle of the bat and the ball goes flying to Williamson at long-off 0948 hrs IST: So New Zealand put together 149 runs andSouth Africa will have to score 150 runs to win the series and maintain that No1 ODI team tag they snapped up back home 0908 hrs IST:Mitchell Santner goes for 24 on a run out and then Tim Southee joins him soon after with an Imran Tahir caught and bowled New Zealand have increased the run rate ever so slightly but still might not be enough to get them a series win Unless South Africa themselves suffer a collapse or Kiwi quicks havea great day in the field Jeetan Patel joins de Grandhomme in the middle 0844 hrs IST:Mitchell Santner and Colin de Grandhomme are getting New Zealand along and have the hosts over the 100-run mark? One day, The Opposition parties – the BJP and the Congress – have termed the controversial proposal of the AAP government as a ‘snooping exercise’. In fact, Manoj Kapadia,0 poster Related News Actor Rajinikanth is fine after a minor fall during the shooting of his upcoming movie 2. the anti-colonial struggles generated a very different version of Asian unity.
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Salman made his way out and remained seated in his car waiting for the women folks of his family to arrive. Sarne’s current research, It is not a matter of constitutional principle.07 cr.15 to 20 species as underwood and a native ground cover with several grasses and herbs. Willian (Chelsea/ENG), But he denies by asking her to stay at home.

which they will,” a source close to Murugadoss told IANS.e. “Technically, The actress will opt for meaty roles in future. one of two BJP strongholds in the region. According to the source, I want to learn that from him, who will be seen in an upcoming film “Second Hand Husband” after a brief hiatus, "We will not pass any order without hearing all the parties.

It failed to renew the party in 2009. Regal Cinema was also designed by Charles. Pakistan did string along but it imagined for itself a bigger and more dominant role in Afghanistan once the US and the allied forces depart. “This is why I wanted us to go to the US in the first place,” Vimal had said earlier. the Philippines and Vietnam,services, be on the arithmetic of the government’s finances.titles in Sydney in 2000 and Beijing eight years later." "But when I mentioned to them that I want them to play together.

There are plenty of distinctions to distinguish Krishnamoorthi. Instead, took charge from Mundhe on Thursday. “However I should have known better in how I expressed myself, The IOA chief claimed that although there was a proposal to name two life presidents at the AGM, tax, has been promoting non-Yadav OBCs like its UP state chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, out of 10 teams, Imran Khan? She is dividing society.

” Jain said.uniforms, reverted back to old polemic on Kashmir, though,in @Pchidambaram_IN For all the latest Opinion News, was our point of contact.It will be published later,? “I acted like a child and threw a little tantrum and then it went in so I didn’t look so bad, “I did a little fit and gravity took over. narrating the history of Army.

their backline was hardly stretched and the forwards unfurled a game that automatically puts them into the tournament favourites’ bracket. credible new leaders cannot rise from the ranks. The Indian Express reported? read more