WBUHS brings out fresh notification on Domicile B

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS) on Thursday issued a fresh notification saying that medical aspirants staying in other states and enjoying Domicile B will not be allowed to take part in the medical counselling in the state, thereby revoking its earlier notification where it had invited applications from outside candidates.Millennium Post had published a story on June 23, saying how the WBUHS, in its notification on June 21, had asked the candidates from other states enjoying Domicile B of the state to participate in the medical counseling, triggering confusion among the candidates as it apparently violated Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s instruction. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaBanerjee had made a public statement a few days ago, saying that her government would not allow outside candidates to study medical only by the virtue of possessing a Domicile B certificate. She had also made it clear during her speech that the candidates from Bengal would be given preference over the outside ones while admitting them in undergraduate medical course in the 85 percent state quota seats. However, despite the Chief Minister’s assertion, the WBUHS had issued the notification, asking for the participation of outside candidates. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAfter the story was published in Millennium Post, the WBUHS backtracked, nullifying the earlier notification and thereby preventing candidates of other states from taking part in the counselling. In the latest notification, the WBUHS says that applicants belonging to states other than Bengal may contact the National Testing Agency (NTA) in this regard. It may be mentioned here that NTA conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), which is the national level medical entrance examination. If the NTA allows them to change the domicile status that they had filed during the application, the university would not object to the candidates being enrolled, the notice says. A section of Bengal-based medical aspirants had vehemently opposed the admission of outside candidates in 85 percent state quota seats in the name of Domicile B. It has often been found that candidates seek domicile B from the state government after failing to secure medical admission in their respective states. Candidates enjoy Domicile A of a particular state if they have stayed there for ten years, while the candidates who are entitled to get Domicile B are the residents of other states whose parents live in Bengal permanently. The Supreme Court in a ruling said that a candidate cannot enjoy two domiciles when he/she is appearing for a single examination. Dr A K Maity, who was formerly attached to SSKM Hospital, had sent a letter to the Chief Minister on July 12, 2018, requesting her to follow single domicile rule for 85% state quota admission. Dr Maity had said: “The permanent address of a candidate given in the NEET Application should be treated as the only domicile of the candidate. NTA has prepared a central merit list of candidates. The said list was sent to the medical counselling committee of Individual states through the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) in the Centre. Each state will prepare the merit list of candidates for their 85% state quota seats.”last_img read more

Relevant facts and figures in the 2017 Nova Scotia election campaign

first_imgHALIFAX – Facts about the 31-day Nova Scotia election, which will be held on May 30:Major parties: Liberals, New Democrats and Progressive Conservatives.Leaders: Premier Stephen McNeil (Liberal), Jamie Baillie (Progressive Conservative), Gary Burrill (NDP).Ridings: 51Standings at dissolution: Liberal 34, Progressive Conservative 10, NDP 5, Independent 1, Vacant 1.Main campaign issues: Labour relations, health care, economy and jobs.Most recent general election: October 8, 2013Number of eligible voters in 2013: 720,077last_img read more

Former Toronto Blue Jays star pitcher Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

first_imgPASCO COUNTY, Fla. – Former star pitcher Roy Halladay, a Cy Young Award winner and face of the Blue Jays franchise for most of the 2000s, died Tuesday when his private plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40.“He was the bright light,” said former Blue Jays general manager Gord Ash. “He was the guy that everybody pointed to as being the star of the Blue Jays and rightly so.”Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said during a news conference that Halladay’s Icon A5 went down around noon off the coast of Florida. The sheriff’s office marine unit responded and found Halladay’s body in shallow water near some mangroves. No survivors were found.Police said they couldn’t confirm if there were additional passengers on the plane or say where it was headed. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.“Many of you know Roy as a Cy Young winner, future Hall of Famer, one of the best pitchers ever to pitch the game of baseball,” said Nocco, who personally knew Halladay. “We know Roy as a person, as a caring husband who loved his wife, Brandy. He loved his two boys tremendously … and we are so sad for your loss.”Halladay, who retired after the 2013 season, was an amateur pilot who often posted on social media about small planes.“I have dreamed about owning a A5 since I retired! Real life is better then my dreams!!” Halladay tweeted on Oct. 13.Halladay won his first Cy Young Award with the Blue Jays in 2003 and took the National League honour in 2010 with the Philadelphia Phillies, the season he threw the 20th perfect game in MLB history.“The Toronto Blue Jays organization is overcome by grief with the tragic loss of one of the franchise’s greatest and most respected players, but even better human being,” the Blue Jays said in a statement. “It is impossible to express what he has meant to this franchise, the city and its fans.“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”Nocco said Halladay knew many members in the sheriff’s office, and that Halladay was even a part of a charity fishing tournament last Friday.“He was probably one of the most humble human beings you’ll ever meet,” Nocco said. “For somebody who won two Cy Youngs, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball, he would walk in the room as if he was anybody. Didn’t matter who he met, he was kind, generous. His family purchased a dog for us — K-9 Doc. K-9 Doc is out there working, saving lives, making our community safer.”The dog was named as a nod to Halladay’s nickname — Doc.“He was one in a million,” Nocco said. “It is a true loss for us.”Halladay was an old-style workhorse who pitched 67 complete games and 20 shutouts. He was a three-time 20-game winner.“All of us at Baseball are shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic passing of former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay,” said commissioner Rob Manfred. “A well-respected figure throughout the game, Roy was a fierce competitor during his 16-year career, which included eight all-star selections, two Cy Young Awards, a perfect game and a post-season no-hitter.“On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest condolences to his family, including his wife, Brandy, and two sons, Ryan and Braden, his friends and countless fans, as well as the Blue Jays and Phillies organizations.”Halladay, a native of Denver, Colo., was selected by the Blue Jays in the first round (No. 17 overall) of the 1995 MLB Amateur Draft.The six-foot-six 225-pound right-hander made his big-league debut with Toronto in 1998 and he became a regular the following season. He had a few stints in the minor leagues before breaking out in 2002 with a 19-7 record and 2.93 earned-run average over 239 1/3 innings.In his AL Cy Young season, Halladay went 22-7 with a 3.25 ERA and nine complete games over 266 innings.Halladay was dealt to Philadelphia in December 2009 and took the NL Cy Young the next year after going 21-10 with a 2.44 ERA and nine complete games. He spent four seasons in Philadelphia before retiring.“We are numb over the very tragic news about Roy Halladay’s untimely death,” the Phillies said in a statement. “There are no words to describe the sadness that the entire Phillies family is feeling over the loss of one of the most respected human beings to ever play the game. It is with the heaviest of hearts that we pass along our condolences to Brandy, Ryan and Braden.”On Oct. 6, 2010, working against Cincinnati in the NL Division Series, Halladay became only the second pitcher to throw a post-season no-hitter, joining Don Larsen, who accomplished the feat for the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series.Halladay retired in 2013, saying he wanted to avoid back surgery.“As a baseball player, you realize that’s something you can’t do the rest of your life,” Halladay said. “I really don’t have any regrets. You realize there’s other things for you to accomplish in life.”Halladay was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame last June. He’s eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2019.“Heart is broken to hear about Roy Halladay,” former teammate Roy Oswalt tweeted. “great friend, teammate, father and husband. One of the best teammates ever! You will be missed!”Former pitcher Dan Haren tweeted that “I wanted to be Roy Halladay. I’m heartbroken, rest easy Doc,” then posted a photo of a signed Halladay jersey.In late 2013, Halladay signed a one-day free-agent contract with Toronto so he could retire as a Blue Jay. Over 16 seasons in the major leagues, Halladay had a 203-105 record and 3.38 ERA.He was well-respected thoughout Toronto’s professional sports community.“He was huge here in Toronto over the years,” Dwane Casey, coach of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, said Tuesday. “I used to keep up with him all the time, watch him pitch. A great pitcher. From what I understand, I didn’t know him, but (he was) a great human being, did a lot for the city of Toronto.“It’s sad when you lose someone like that at a young age, 40 years old. It’s sad. Condolences from our organization go out to his family. I just know how much he meant to the city, just inducted to the Canadian (Baseball) Hall of Fame. It’s just way too soon.”The NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs tweeted: “A legend on and off the mound. Rest in peace, Doc.”Icon aircraft had posted a video with Halladay trying out a new plane. The video showed Halladay taking delivery of a new Icon A5, a two-seat “light-sport aircraft” that can land on water.In the video, Halladay said the terms of his baseball contract prevented him from having a pilot’s licence while playing, and that his wife was originally against the idea of him getting the aircraft.“She’s fought me the whole way,” Halladay said.“Hard. I fought hard. I was very against it,” Brandy Halladay said in the same video, before explaining why she eventually understood and approved of her husband’s desire to have the plane.The A5 was a newer model from Icon, based in Vacaville, California. On May 8, two Icon employees, the company’s lead test pilot and the director of engineering, were killed in a crash in an A5 in Napa County, California. The NTSB report said the probable cause was “the pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from terrain while manoeuvring at a low altitude.”Other baseball players to die in plane crashes included Pittsburgh Pirates star Roberto Clemente in a relief mission from Puerto Rico travelling to earthquake victims in Nicaragua on New Year’s Eve in 1972; New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson piloting his own plane near his home in Canton, Ohio, in 1979; and Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle piloting his own plane in New York City in 2006.———With files from CP sports reporters Neil Davidson and Gregory Strong in Toronto and The Associated Press.last_img read more

UN forum stresses need to adapt crimefighting strategies to changing realities

In a declaration adopted at the 12th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held from 12 to 19 April in Salvador, Brazil, delegates from over 100 countries also underlined the necessity of respecting and protecting human rights in the prevention of crime and the administration of criminal justice. “As human beings, as well as members of the community of civilized nations, we have a shared responsibility to place human rights at the heart of the justice system,” said Antonio Maria Costa, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).He noted that there can be no security, no development without justice, stating that “crime prevention and criminal justice are not ends in themselves: they create safer and richer societies.” Member States also declared that they are “greatly concerned” by the negative impact of organized crime on human rights, the rule of law, security and development, as well as by its links with other criminal and, in some cases, terrorist activities.“Organized crime has become a business with macro-economic dimensions, comparable to the national income of many countries and the turnover of the world’s largest corporations,” noted Mr. Costa. In light of the transnational nature of organized crime, Member States called for greater international cooperation, including mutual legal assistance and information sharing, to disrupt illicit activity and bring criminals to justice. They also stressed the need to make more effective use of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, which was adopted in the Italian city of Palermo a decade ago. State parties to the treaty commit themselves to taking a series of measures against transnational organized crime, including the creation of domestic criminal offences, the adoption of new and sweeping frameworks for extradition, mutual legal assistance and law enforcement cooperation, and the promotion of training and technical assistance for building or upgrading the necessary capacity of national authorities. 19 April 2010A United Nations conference on crime has concluded with a call for Member States to adapt their criminal justice systems to changing times, including through the use of new technologies and looking for ways to combat emerging threats such as cyber- and environment-related crime. read more

Darfur ICC charges Sudanese President with genocide

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today issued a second arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, adding genocide to the list of charges for crimes he has allegedly committed in the war-ravaged Darfur region.The Court’s pre-trial chamber said that there are reasonable grounds to believe Mr. al-Bashir is responsible for three counts of genocide against the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups, including genocide by killing; genocide by causing serious bodily or mental harm; and genocide by deliberately inflicting conditions of life meant to destroy each target group.In March 2009 the Sudanese leader became the first sitting head of State to be indicted by the Court, which charged him with two counts of war crimes and five counts of crimes against humanity.But the ICC’s pre-trial chamber at that time rejected Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo’s application to charge Mr. al-Bashir with genocide, ruling that there was insufficient evidence.In February, the appeals chamber called for adding the charge of genocide to be reconsidered, finding the standard of proof set by the pre-trial chamber to be too demanding at the arrest warrant stage, amounting to an “error of law.”The arrest warrant issued today for Mr. al-Bashir does not replace or revoke last year’s, which remains in effect.The United Nations estimates that 300,000 people have been killed and another 2.7 million forced from their homes since fighting erupted in 2003 in Darfur, pitting rebels against Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen. All sides are accused of serious human rights violations.In May, the ICC’s judges referred Sudan’s lack of cooperation in failing to arrest the Mr. al-Bashir and other indictees – including Ahmad Harun, a former national government minister of the interior – to the Security Council.Although Sudan is not a State Party to the Rome Statute that set up the ICC, it is obliged to “cooperate fully with and provide any necessary assistance to the court and the prosecutor” in accordance with a Council resolution adopted in 2005.The ICC is a permanent court based in The Hague in the Netherlands and tries people accused of the most serious international offences, such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.Other than Darfur, the ICC currently has investigations open in four situations: the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northern Uganda, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Kenya. 12 July 2010The International Criminal Court (ICC) today issued a second arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, adding genocide to the list of charges for crimes he has allegedly committed in the war-ravaged Darfur region. read more

Côte dIvoire Ban steps up efforts to ensure rightful new president takes

17 January 2011Continuing his efforts to ensure that Côte d’Ivoire’s rightful new president assumes office despite his predecessor’s refusal to step down, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held further contacts with African regional and continental leaders over the weekend. Among those with whom he conferred was Jean Ping, the Chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission, spokesman Martin Nesirky said today.The UN, the AU and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have been trying to persuade Laurent Gbagbo to leave the presidential palace after opposition leader Alassane Ouattara’s UN-certified and internationally-recognized victory in November’s run-off election. The vote was meant to be a culminating point in reunifying a country split by civil war in 2002 into a Government-controlled south and a rebel-held north, but the resulting turmoil, much of it reportedly involving Gbagbo loyalist forces attacking civilians, has displaced tens of thousands of people, mainly in the west of the country.Not only has Mr. Gbagbo refused to step down but he has also demanded the withdrawal of the nearly 9,000-strong UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), which has been supporting the stabilization and reunification efforts over the past seven years – a demand the UN has categorically rejected.Mr. Ban has asked the Security Council for between 1,000 and 2,000 additional forces for the mission and today Mr. Nesirky said UNOCI was working under difficult circumstances but would not be deterred from fulfilling its mandate.Among other assignments, it is currently protecting the new president and his Government in the Golf Hotel in the commercial capital of Abidjan. Two UNOCI vehicles were burned and three others damaged last week in the latest bout of violence against the mission.Mr. Ban said last week the UN has “concrete intelligence” that Mr. Gbagbo is inciting violence against its peacekeepers and his own countrymen and he raised the prospect of a trial by the International Criminal Court.Meanwhile, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, Ndolamb Ngokwey, visited the western region over the weekend to assess the needs of nearly 20,000 people driven from their homes by the unrest. Ten tonnes of food, medicines, and blankets are due to arrive there shortly, Mr. Ngokwey said.UN agencies are aiding nearly 25,000 other Ivorians who have fled to neighbouring countries over the past five weeks, the vast majority to Liberia.Cote read more

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

TORONTO – Five things to watch this week in Canadian business:Finances: The Bank of Canada releases its quarterly monetary policy report on Wednesday, a highly anticipated update due to the continuing fallout of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. The bank will also announce its benchmark interest rate, though that will likely end up being an afterthought since there are scant expectations of any changes.Needs of the North: A two-day conference kicks off in Barrow, Alaska on Wednesday to gather tech industry experts, policy experts and Arctic residents to discuss the need for high-speed broadband in the North. The summit is being organized by the Arctic Economic Council, which is chaired by Canada.Le Chateau: The beleaguered retail chain holds its annual meeting with shareholders on Wednesday. The Montreal-based company said earlier this year it’s closing 14 stores this year and about 40 over the next three years.Carney in Canada: Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England as Britain deals with economic fallout of Brexit, is in Toronto on Friday, along with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna. They will discuss the implications of climate change initiatives for the financial sector in Canada and worldwide.Shaw: Cable TV and broadcasting giant Shaw Communications Inc. holds a third-quarter earnings conference call on Friday. The company, like other cable providers, has been struggling to stem the tide of so-called cord-cutters — those who are dropping their cable packages in favour of online TV options. Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 10, 2016 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Jul 10, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Mens gymnastics No 3 Buckeyes end season with road win at No

The OSU men’s gymnastics team poses for a photo after the NCAA championships on April 16 at St. John Arena. Credit: Luke Swartz | Lantern reporterThe No. 3 Ohio State men’s gymnastics team ended their last meet of the season with a victory at No. 4 Illinois on Friday, 417.350-415.250. The Buckeyes now turn to the postseason for Big Ten and NCAA championships.“I’m very proud of how our team fought (Friday),” coach Rustam Sharipov said. “Now that the regular season is over, it’s time to get ready for a successful postseason run.”Illinois freshman Sebastian Quiana set the stage for his team on the floor and posted a career-best score of 14.950, his second title this year. Sophomore Alex Diab added a 14.800, leading the Illini to a 70.700 on floor.The Buckeyes received event titles from redshirt junior Sean Melton (parallel bars and rings), sophomore Alec Yoder (pommel horse) and redshirt senior Jake Martin (all-around). Melton’s title on rings, with a tally of 15.200, was the best of his season and is ranked No. 2 in the NCAA this season. Melton closed out with gold on the parallel bars with a readout of 14.600.For the second meet in a row and third time this season, Yoder registered a pommel horse routine of greater than 15 points. He received the event title with tally of 15.100 points and now has four pommel horse titles this season.OSU earned a season-high score of 71.700 on the vault with performances from Seth Delbridge (14.600), Yoder (14.550), Melton (14.500), Martin (14.300) and sophomore Joey Bonanno (13.750). Martin received an event title in the all-around with an overall score of 80.900.Additionally, on Friday, team captain Martin was named a finalist for the 2017 Nissen-Emery Award — an award presented annually to the nation’s top senior gymnast by the College Gymnastics Association.“It’s a really big honor to be named one of the finalist,” Martin said. “The list has included some of the all-time NCAA greats, including the ones from Ohio State such as Blaine Wilson, Kip Simons and Jamie Natalie, so to be put on this list is a really big honor.”Martin has had a successful career in the gym and classroom. He is set to graduate with dual degrees in international studies and political science in May. He is a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection and a 2014 CGA All-America Scholar Athlete.Despite suffering two injuries, Martin has excelled throughout his career. As a sophomore in 2014, Martin was the Big Ten champion on the vault and was selected to the first-team All-Big Ten. He also achieved two All-American performances in the all-around and vault at the NCAA championships.“It’s been pretty difficult to return from my injuries, but in the long run I feel like it’s made me stronger,” Martin added. “I feel like I’m in a good spot and I’m a lot further along than some people expected, and that makes me excited for the rest of the season.”The winner will be announced on April 20 in West Point, New York, before the NCAA championships begin.Up next, Ohio State will travel back to Champaign, Illinois, for the Big Ten championships from April 7 to 8. read more

Cecil Parkinsons disabled daughter wins first round of legal battle against Tory

“Ms Keays does express in her evidence anger and frustration that the support provided by the deceased to the claimant – as set out above – has been abruptly removed causing her and Ms Keays’ serious financial hardship.”There was no evidence that Ms Keays would spend provision from Lord Parkinson’s estate other than for Flora’s benefit, she added.Ms Keays should be entitled to choose as litigation friend the solicitor she preferred and an order of appointment would be made. “Ms Keays’ evidence – which is uncontradicted – is that this has caused her embarrassment and difficulty with the mortgagee.”Master Clark said that the executors  had wanted to remove Ms Keays as Flora’s “litigation friend” on the grounds that she could not fairly and competently conduct proceedings and had an interest adverse to her daughter.They claimed that her role was tainted by her “highly litigious” relationship with Lord Parkinson and her “bizarre perception” that his family, the executors and their solicitors were involved in some kind of conspiracy against her.The judge said she was satisfied that Ms Keays – who did not oppose her replacement in principle – was a suitable litigation friend.The evidence did not show that she was extravagant, likely to commit a contempt of court or that she had a highly litigious relationship with Lord Parkinson at the time of his death.“Ms Keays’ unchallenged evidence is that she has not sought to recover anything from the deceased since the maintenance order in 1993, which the deceased volunteered to continue upon the claimant attaining her majority in 2002.“As for the deceased’s family, Ms Keays’ unchallenged evidence is that she has had no “dealings” with them for 38 years. Cecil Parkinson and family in 1970 Flora Keays was supposed to benefit from a £350,000 life insurance policy, whose trustees are a son-in-law of Lord Parkinson and a former partner of Farrers, the law firm which also acts for the executors of the estate.On Tuesday, the executors of the estate – Lord Parkinson’s daughter Emma and a solicitor Christopher Lewis – lost a legal battle to block the appointment of a lawyer nominated by Sara Keays as Flora Keays’ ‘litigation friend’. The role, had previously been taken by Sara Keays, but the executors had objected to her involvement too. Sara Keays Margaret Thatcher with Cecil Parkinson at Tory Party conference in 1981 Sara Keays began legal action after the maintenance payments ceased. The High Court heard that Sara Keays had devoted her life to her daughter’s care, welfare and education.In March 2016, Farrers made one last payment of £5,000 to Ms Keays and no further payments have since been made, apart from those later made in arrears on an ad hoc basis, the court heard. The estate’s executors are Emma Parkinson, Lord Parkinson’s daughter, and Christopher Lewis, a solicitor.In a judgment, he said: “Ms Keays’ evidence is that this has placed her, and indirectly the claimant (Flora), in severe financial difficulties; resulting in her being unable to meet the mortgage payments due in respect of the house where she and the claimant live, or to meet other essential and pressing needs, including repairing the central heating boiler.”The judge said that in March 2017, Ms Keays issued a claim, seeking £12,000 to discharge mortgage arrears, and sums to buy a house and to invest so as to provide maintenance of £50,000 a year. By April 2017, Ms Keays was facing possession proceedings but was able to pay the arrears with a fee from an interview with a Sunday newspaper.Further arrears accrued, said the judge, and been discharged by the trustees on an ad hoc basis. Sara Keays Margaret Thatcher with Cecil Parkinson at Tory Party conference in 1981 Cecil Parkinson and family in 1970 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. Cecil Parkinson’s disabled daughter is in danger of eviction from her home after the politician’s family stopped maintenance payments two years ago, the High Court has heard.Flora Keays, 34, who suffers severe mental and physical disabilities, is living in “serious financial hardship”, the court was told.Lord Parkinson, after a protracted legal battle with his mistress Sara Keays, had been ordered to pay £20,000 a year in maintenance. But two months after the Conservative peer’s death aged 84 in January 2016, the payments were stopped.The former Tory party chairman had left his entire estate valued at £1,141,310 to his wife Lady Anne Parkinson and their three daughters Mary, Emma and Joanna. His daughter from his affair with Miss Keays, now aged 70, was not a beneficiary of his will made in 2009.The affair between Lord Parkinson, then Trade and Industry Secertary, and his personal secretary caused his resignation in 1983. read more

An Post issues warning over scam text messages

first_imgAn Post issues warning over scam text messages An Post has denied that people received the text due to customers’ data being compromised. By Sean Murray AN POST HAS told customers to be aware of scammers who are texting people purporting to be from the company telling them they’ve won a prize.Dozens of social media users shared images of the scam that says it’s from An Post, and a link for the person to collect their prize that they are urged to click on. The messages also sign off  “-ADIDAS-”. Yesterday, An Post told customers: “Please be aware of a scam text message which claims to be from An Post. If you receive such a message delete it straight away.”Responding to people online, the company said it was currently working to stop the scammers and said the fraudsters were “spoofing” its contact details to make it appear that the text was coming from An Post. Short URL 36,139 Views Sat 11:57 AM 18 Comments Hello Conor, it’s a method used by the scammers they attach to the SMS Alpha Tag to create the impression the message comes from us Your data has not been compromised via us— An Post (@Postvox) September 13, 2019 Source: An Post/Twitter Source: An Post/Twittercenter_img One customer raised concerns that receiving the text meant that their data had been compromised. An Post responded that there was “no data issue” and that “your data has not been compromised via us”.  Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share91 Tweet Email2 https://jrnl.ie/4809540 Source: Muriel O’Rahilly/Twitter Saturday 14 Sep 2019, 11:57 AM pic.twitter.com/n82EACR8Ak— Muriel O’Rahilly (@MurielJOR) September 13, 2019 PHISHING ALERT Please be aware of a scam text message which claims to be from An Post If you receive such a message delete it straight away— An Post (@Postvox) September 13, 2019last_img read more

Une expédition part à la recherche du cœlacanthe un véritable fossile vivant

first_imgUne expédition part à la recherche du cœlacanthe, un véritable fossile vivantUne expédition naturaliste menée dans l’océan Indien part à la recherche du cœlacanthe, un poisson vieux de 365 millions d’années. En effet, ce poisson pourrait apporter des réponses concernant le passage des poissons aux premiers vertébrés à avoir quitté les eaux.Le cœlacanthe est un poisson vieux de 365 millions d’années qui est une véritable curiosité en raison de son anatomie partiellement ossifiée, de ses ébauches de membres, de son embryon de poumon et de sa boîte crânienne articulée. Ces différentes caractéristiques sont de véritables témoins du passage du stade de poisson à celui de vertébré terrestre à quatre pattes, ce qui intéresse tout particulièrement les paléontologues.En effet, le cœlacanthe prend également les noms de “fossile vivant”, “dinosaure de la mer” ou encore “Taxon Lazare” (“espèce ressuscitée”). On le croyait disparu depuis 70 millions d’années, réduit à l’état de fossile mais, en 1938, un pêcheur sud-africain remonta dans ses filets un spécimen qui mesurait 1,30 m pour 60 kg. “C’est comme si on avait découvert un dinosaure vivant. Le cœlacanthe est considéré comme la plus grande découverte zoologique du XXe siècle”, estime le Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHM).Gombessa, une expédition pour percer les secrets du cœlacanthe C’est pour étudier de plus près le mystérieux animal qu’une mission scientifique débute dans l’océan Indien. Baptisée “Gombessa” (nom local du cœlacanthe), l’expédition va s’installer jusqu’au 15 mai dans l’océan Indien, sur le rivage du parc naturel iSimangaliso, à la frontière du Mozambique. Comme l’explique à l’AFP Gaël Clément, paléontologue au MNHM et responsable scientifique “on ne connaît quasiment rien de la vie du cœlacanthe, de son éthologie, alors que son anatomie a été passée au crible, que plusieurs spécimens ont été disséqués, passés au scanner, à l’IRM”. Il poursuit : “On ignore sa longévité, l’état de sa population existante, ses déplacements, le rythme de sa reproduction et son temps de gestation. On ignore pour quelle raison il meurt en cas de capture, même replongé dans un écosystème proche du sien”. De plus, “il y a un autre mystère. Très peu de juvéniles ou bébés cœlacanthe ont été vus par des plongeurs. Existerait-il une nursery des cœlacanthes, quelque part dans les grands fonds ?”. C’est donc pour chercher à répondre à ces très nombreuses questions que ce projet scientifique a vu le jour. 45 jours à 120 mètres de profondeur Concrètement, pendant 45 jours une trentaine de plongées seront réalisées à 120 mètres, notamment par le plongeur et biologiste marin Laurent Ballesta habitué aux missions naturalistes en eaux profondes. “C’est la profondeur minimum où le contact entre l’animal et le plongeur est possible”, explique-t-il. “Chargés de 85 kg de matériel, nous mettons 4 min à descendre. Nous restons une trentaine de minutes au fond en quête de l’animal, mais il nous faut cinq heures, de palier de décompression en palier de décompression, pour rejoindre la surface”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les plongeurs auront des objectif précis, notamment recueillir du mucus sur les écailles de l’animal avec une espèce de coton-tige (pour analyser son ADN et établir son génome), filmer ses déplacements avec quatre caméras montées sur un grand compas articulé (pour étudier le mouvement de ses nageoires) et poser sur le poisson des balises afin de le suivre de jour comme de nuit (c’est un animal nocturne). Or, comme le précise Laurent Ballesta, “rien de tout cela n’a été fait auparavant”.Pour en savoir plus rendez-vous sur le site : http://www.coelacanthe-projet-gombessa.com/(crédits photo : projet Gombessa) Le 8 avril 2013 à 19:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

POACHERS FAMILY CONCERNED ABOUT SCABIES

first_img Dominican fishermen plead guilty in Bahamas court in illegal fishing bust by Defence Force Related Items:#dominicandiagnosedwithscabies, #dominicanpoachers, #magneticmedianews, #scabiesoutbreakatdetentioncentre Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 8, 2017 – Providenciales – Dominican Poachers are being treated for scabies and their family is reaching out to us from the DR, worried about their loved ones.   We spoke to DR Assistant consulate, Edwin Hernandez who assured that the 43 men who say they are not guilty of poaching, are expected to completely get over the scabies outbreak at the detention centre which is where the men found on March 16, 2017 illegally in TCI waters, are on remand.  The group was in court last week fighting the eight charges leveled against them for alleged poaching.  Magnetic Media understands that the accused fishermen defend themselves by saying Police did not catch them in the act of fishing and that the marine product found on the boat, was not from TCI waters but from The Bahamas, we are told.#MagneticMediaNews#dominicanpoachers#scabiesoutbreakatdetentioncentre#dominicandiagnosedwithscabies Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Scabies outbreak at Detention Center, Dominican diagnosedlast_img read more

What do moms want Togetherness

first_imgLocal moms provide timely ideas for Mother’s Day. Forget brunch.In a random — and completely unscientific — survey of people in Esther Short Park, it’s pedicures and family picnics that Clark County moms want most this Mother’s Day.Sitting on the stone blocks by the clock tower managing five young children, moms Emily Loukkula, 32, Trisha Lagrange, 31, and Christa Hayes, 37, nodded in agreement.“No brunch,” Loukkula and Lagrange said at the same time.“It’s too expensive,” said Loukkula, after shouting at her 5-year-old son Ryker to not stray so far away. Her 3-year-old, Lucy, stayed closer at hand, watching the fountain.“I want to do something outside with my family,” Loukkula said. “I’d like to come to the Saturday market and walk around, let the kids play in the park.”Lagrange, who has two children, Cannen, 6, and Mikayla, 8, said she’d also like to do something outside.“I would like to go and get a pedicure with my daughter, and then maybe a family lunch or picnic in the park,” Lagrange said. “I don’t need all that fancy stuff.”last_img read more

Public Information Requests Emerge as Major Concern for Md Police Body Camera

first_imgThe potential for a major increase in public information requests emerged as a major concern at the second and likely final meeting of Maryland’s state police body camera workgroup.While an informal voice vote indicated general agreement among group members that body cameras were beneficial overall, discussion mostly focused on the cameras’ limitations. That trend raised questions about whether the group’s final recommendations, due Dec. 1, will help statewide legislation or simply raise potential issues for legislators to parse.Because of the amount of data that body camera video would generate, and the costs of reviewing and editing video for release under a potential public information act request, a number of workgroup members were concerned about police agencies being overwhelmed with numerous expensive requests if police departments statewide adopt the use of body cameras.“I still think these [MD Public Information Act] requests are ultimately going to be the biggest challenge that we have to face as a law enforcement and public safety community going forward,” said Edward Parker, deputy director of operations for the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention and chair of the workgroup. “I think we’re going to be inundated with them, at least early on because it’s going to be a novelty.”Discussion during the state workgroup’s second meeting, much as in the first, focused on potential limitations and drawbacks of the cameras. But Chief John Fitzgerald of the Chevy Chase Police Department’s suggestion that the group use recommendations developed by the Police Executive Research Forum as a guide for their own report seemed to set the path forward, as the group looks to finalize recommendations to the General Assembly.“The PERF recommendations are good, thoughtful recommendations in list form,” said Fitzgerald. The workgroup is now set to use those recommendations as the basis for its report.Vince Canales, president of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police, said his union would be releasing a minority report with respect to their views on the limitations of body cameras and the PERF report recommendations, separate from the final version of the workgroup’s report.ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

VIDEO South Carolina football did a shotforshot remake of the Last Chance

first_img Advertisement Season 2 of the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary Last Chance U is out. For those unfamiliar, the series documents the on and off field drama from the East Mississippi Community College football season, and the personal lives of the players and coaches.The University of South Carolina football social media team decided to capitalize on the popularity of the series by recreating the opening credits, complete with marching band music and renamed it Best Chance U.Big early season win for the Gamecock social media team.Best Chance (for) U pic.twitter.com/ym6VgkTcBc— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) August 1, 2017last_img read more

Apple Shows Us Its Hard to Be Innovative When Youre on Top

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Once your business is no longer the innovative upstart and you become the establishment entity, how do you maintain an entrepreneurial and disruptive spirit that gets results? That’s the question Apple had to ask itself this week, following an iffy earnings report.This week, Apple posted the earnings results for the second quarter of 2016, and reported a year-over-year decline in quarterly revenue for the first time in 13 years. The company took in $50.6 billion in quarterly revenue and $10.5 billion in quarterly net income.On a call with investors, CEO Tim Cook characterized that 13 percent dip in revenue as a “pause in our growth,” that had stemmed from “ongoing macroeconomic headwinds in much of the world.”Related: What Else Went Wrong for Apple Besides Predicted iPhone SlumpDespite the break in the company’s decade plus streak of “record” growth, it’s unlikely that the tech giant’s standing as one of most valuable and authentic brands in the world will be dinged in any significant way. But it still has to figure out the best way forward.During the earnings call, Goldman Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski asked Cook, “With the smartphone market now reaching a pretty mature growth base, how does Apple think of itself going forward? Is it a growth company, or is it a more mature tech company?”Related: At One Year Old Is Apple’s Watch a Flop? Not Exactly.Cook’s response to that query wasn’t so much about the state of how the company views itself, but the smartphone market itself. “I think that the market, as you know, is currently not growing. However, my view of that is that’s an overhang of the macroeconomic environment in many different places in the world. We’re very optimistic that this too shall pass, and that the market and particularly us will grow again.”The business is working with a base of more than 1 billion active devices, but the question remains, which product will be the next legitimate breakout? What space will Apple own like it has with the iPhone?Related: Apple Forms Team to Explore App Store ChangesIn the year since its release, Cook says that sales of the Apple Watch — its most recent new product category — met expectations, but didn’t elaborate on those numbers, other than to say that the company expects to sell 40 percent or more of its “annual unit sell-through” during the December quarter, which makes it seem more like a holiday gift item rather than a must have.Further establishing itself as a tech behemoth, Cook played up the role of Services, which includes the App Store and Apple Music, as increasingly adding to Apple’s bottom line. “The March quarter services revenue was our highest ever. Services revenue jumped 20 percent to $6 billion. App Store revenue was up 35 percent to beat last quarter’s all-time record, and Apple Music continues to grow in popularity with over 13 million paying subscribers today,” he said.Related: IBM Is Taking an Unusual Approach to Selling Patents to StartupsServices is the path taken by other legacy tech brands such as the more-than-100-year-old IBM and Microsoft.While Apple had its first revenue tumble in 13 years, IBM has been dealing with declining sales numbers for four years now. The company’s strategy in the face of these stats is to be a leader in both cloud software solutions and artificial intelligence, like Watson.IBM’s CFO Martin Schroeter told The Wall Street Journal that “the bulk of our transformation is really around skills and shifting skills to these new areas,” and to that end, the company has staffed up in the two aforementioned areas alongside a raft of layoffs in other parts of the business.Related: IBM Says It Will Invest $3 Billion in ‘Internet of Things’ UnitIBM has also focused on acquisitions — hoping for innovation outsides its doors — plunking down more than $9 billion on 20 new companies. Schroeter noted, “that is more than IBM has ever spent in a 12-month period in our history.”As for Microsoft, while it’s PC sales were down (even if Windows 10 updates apparently cannot be stopped), the company’s emphasis on the cloud, and especially adapting perennial favorites such as Office 365 into cloud solutions, has proven to work for the tech giant, with 22.2 million subscribers to Office, building on 12.4 billion last year, the New York Times reports.Related: Icahn: We’re Out of Apple, and it’s China’s FaultBut despite its gains in the cloud, the smartphone side of the business has plummeted by 46 percent, so what Cook is saying about the mobile market could apply everywhere, impacting some bottom lines more than others that may retain a bit more customer loyalty. Microsoft has diversified its business, however, looking forward with artificial intelligence with Cortana and chatbots, video games with XBox and augmented reality with Hololens. It’s to be decided whether these new categories will take the company to new heights, or just be interesting side projects.Perhaps, Apple will also drive innovation through mergers and acquisitions, a prospect that Cook seemed enthused about. “We’re always looking in the market about things that could complement things that we do today, become features in something we do, or allow us to accelerate entry into a category that we are excited about.”Related: Why Microsoft Just Bought 10 Million Strands of DNAOnly time will tell what those categories — perhaps virtual reality, self-driving cars or even original video content — will be. But other companies were first to the party in those cases, and it seems like Apple will be playing catch up, rather than making the big splash this time.Apple is still the most valuable company in the world, so it stands to reason that this push for innovation could strictly be in the service of satisfying jumpy shareholders and watchful members of the media. Apple may not need to reinvent the wheel to still be at the helm. 6 min read Enroll Now for Freecenter_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now April 29, 2016last_img read more

London Imaging Signs with Mach7 Technologies for Enterprise Image Management

first_img Videos | Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison read more Video Player is loading.Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success – Part 1Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:44Loaded: 1.86%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:44 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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Videos | Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison read more For more information: www.mach7t.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more center_img News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more July 6, 2015 – London Imaging Centre has partnered with Mach7 Technologies to streamline image management and workflow through implementation of the Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform.Located in the heart of London’s Harley Street district, London Imaging provides a diverse range of imaging services that are rapid, convenient and affordable. The comprehensive range of services for National Health Service (NHS) and private patients include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, X-ray, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and one-stop specialist clinics.”Mach7 offered us a comprehensive solution that allows us to enhance patient care by enabling our specialized workflows for increased diagnostic intelligence. Knowing that our business needs will change, we like the fact that with Mach7, we will have the ability to easily monitor, track and adjust our workflow rules with a few simple mouse clicks,” commented Les Clark, director of London Imaging. “The strength of the platform coupled with the collaborative approach of the Mach7 team was a winning combination. The team took the time to really understand our workflow needs and they have the expertise to implement a solution that meets our unique requirements.”Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform provides London Imaging with the following:Cloud-enabled archiving – The vendor neutral archive efficiently consolidates and optimizes image storage and patient data – locally, remotely or leveraging cloud-based storage;Flexible communication for image sharing – The Communication Workflow Engine offers advanced capabilities to monitor and self-manage communication rules to address their unique requirements with a point-and-click interface; andChoice of image viewers – Mach7’s plug-and-play framework allows for integration with best-of-breed diagnostic viewers, as well as Mach7’s Universal and Zero Footprint Clinical Viewer for delivery of patient data where and when it can be most effective for patient care. News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more 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 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 last_img read more

Wilpena Pound Resort designs first ever Aboriginal Accommodation App

first_imgSource = Wilpena Pound Resort Wilpena Pound Resort designs first ever Aboriginal Accommodation AppWilpena Pound Resort designs first ever Aboriginal Accommodation AppWilpena Pound Resort has released an app for visitors to South Australia’s spectacular Flinders Ranges, a first for an Australian Indigenous accommodation business.The Wilpena Pound Resort Guide is free and available on Google Play and in the App Store.Fully developed in-house, the new app is a welcome to Indigenous Adnyamathanha Country and comprehensive, pocket-sized guide to the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, Wilpena Pound Resort, Ikara Safari Camp and Wilpena Pound Campground.The app includes tips on making the most of a stay in Adnyamathanha Country with an introduction to local Indigenous culture, history and stories, as well as maps for self-guided walks and drives, weather updates and useful resort information and contacts.Guests planning their stay in the Flinders Ranges can book tours and activities in advance using the app, including Aboriginal guided walks and 4WD tours as well as scenic flights over Wilpena Pound and the Flinders Ranges, extending to the mesmerising Lake Eyre which is currently in flood.Wilpena Pound Resort General Manager Sean Casey said the Wilpena Pound Resort Guide would be an invaluable resource for visitors to discover more about the Ikara-Flinders Ranges and its Indigenous heritage – all while on the go.“We think the app will be really useful for visitors to be able to search for information on the spot, offering a chance to learn more about the destination and its heritage,” Mr Casey said.“Having the Adnyamathanha stories and history so readily available and linked to each place means this precious knowledge is easily shared with a large number of travellers and also ensures the stories are preserved over time.”Wilpena Pound Resort is located around 430km north of Adelaide in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Wilpena Pound is a spectacular natural amphitheatre spanning 17km in length and 7km in width, shaped by the weathering and uplifting of land over time and holding important cultural significance for the Indigenous Adnyamathanha people. The resort comprises a 52-room hotel, Ikara Safari Camp with 15 tented pavilions including two designed for families and large campground with state-of-the-art facilities. For more information and bookings, visit www.wilpenapound.com.au or call 1800 805 802.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter New York Governor Andr

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterNew York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that plans to build the $35 million Hyatt Place Hotel in Niagara Falls are underway. Hamister Group, LLC has secured financing and is moving forward with its plan to build the more than 10,300-square-metre, 128-room hotel. The mixed-use hotel will be the first non-casino new development of this scale in more than 40 years.“I am thrilled we are able to break ground and start construction,” said Hamister Group, LLC Chairman & CEO Mark E. Hamister. “I believe this project will be a welcome addition to the Niagara Falls community. For the last 39 years, we have prided ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service to the Western New York region.”The $35 million project calls for a six-story, 128-room Hyatt Place Hotel and will also include 1347 square metres of meeting and banquet space (including an outdoor patio) on the top floor and nearly 650 square metres of retail space facing Old Falls Street. Once completed, it will create six full time and 29 part time jobs.When the Hyatt Place is completed in fall 2017, the City of Niagara Falls will have “upscale” brands from the top three hotels chains — Hilton (DoubleTree), Hyatt (Place) and Marriott (Courtyard).Including the Hyatt Place Hotel, downtown Niagara Falls has five new hotels recently completed or currently under construction and one hotel renovation/retail expansion project, totalling nearly 600 new rooms and more than $90 million in total project costs.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more