Marrakech Police Arrest 126 in Tourism Safety Campaign

Rabat – Marrakech’s touristic police made 126 arrests in a 10-day security operation in October, intended to fight against criminality in the city.The 10-day security operation was conducted on the first 10 days of October.During the security campaign, the city’s police arrested a suspect wanted nationally for his involvement in an unidentified crime, while 15 other suspects involved in drug and alcohol cases were arrested during the same operations, according to a statement issued by Marrakech’s prefecture of police. Sixty-five other defendants were arrested for public offenses and five were jailed for public indecency, reported Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). Eleven other suspects were arrested for robbery, while 22 were arrested for violence and knives possessions in suspicious conditions. Three other suspects were arrested for fraud and four others were arrested for possession of “dubious items.”The city’s security authorities also managed to transfer 36 individuals suffering from mental disorders to the hospital.The police have also conducted a series of operations in order to monitor the regulation of the profession of tourist guides. The police arrested 214 unauthorized tourist guides in the city.These operations form part the security measures seeking to protect Moroccan cities and make them a safe place for domestic and international tourists.In April, Moroccan police arrested 746 unauthorized tourist guides in the city of Fez. The city’s police launched a campaign in January in order to protect tourists. read more

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Ban Kimoon calls for steppedup united action against HIVAIDS

21 May 2007The number of people living with HIV has risen in every region of the world despite progress towards achieving universal access to treatment, prevention, care and support, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling for a more united front among to defeat the pandemic. In a speech to the General Assembly session reviewing the implementation of the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, reached by United Nations Member States in June 2001, Mr. Ban said he was encouraged by recent initiatives around the world to improve the care and treatment of people living with HIV.Some 90 countries have set access targets, with many aiming to double or triple the coverage of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment by 2010; several nations have set aside special health, education and welfare services to AIDS orphans; and 2 million extra people in low- and middle-income States are receiving treatment, according to his interim report on global progress in the past year towards meeting the Declaration.“And yet the epidemic is still spreading,” Mr. Ban told the meeting, noting that the number of cases has increased on every continent.Pledging that the fight against AIDS would remain a system-wide priority at the UN during his term as Secretary-General, Mr. Ban called for the scaling up of existing schemes in Africa to widen access – especially among women and girls – to prevention programmes.He added that a more comprehensive approach should be taken to tackling diseases often linked with HIV, such as tuberculosis, and called for greater investment in tools for prevention and treatment, such as vaccines and microbicides.“It means mustering the political will to address the factors that drive the epidemic – including gender inequality, stigma and discrimination,” he said.More women, including married women, live with HIV/AIDS than ever before, and nearly half of the 40 million people living with the disease are female. HIV has infected 65 million people and killed 25 million since it emerged at the start of the 1980s.Opening today’s meeting, Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa said she hoped that the feminization of AIDS would be a major element of the session’s deliberations.Sheikha Haya noted that new infections in sub-Saharan Africa, the region worst affected by HIV/AIDS, are up to six times higher for young women than they are for young men.“We must constantly ask ourselves: what are we doing to fight this global emergency, and what more can we do?” she said. “Whether we continue to act and give the highest priority to this matter, future generations will either praise us or hold us accountable for our failure to prevent the spread of this disease.“This is a make-or-break time, but beating this disease is entirely within our reach.”Mr. Ban’s interim report stated that if current trends in scaling up care and treatment programmes continue, the number of people receiving ARV drugs in 2010 will reach about 4.5 million – or less than half of those classified as being in urgent need of treatment.During the open debate today, speakers from several dozen UN Member States urged renewed political commitment to tackling the disease and greater funding for poorer countries without access to the resources available in industrialized economies. read more

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Increasing attacks on aid workers hampering relief efforts in DR Congo says

Since the beginning of 2009, a total of 108 attacks against humanitarian workers – including murders, abductions and theft of vehicles and other assets – were recorded in the province, compared to 105 during the whole of 2008. The attacks have increased in recent weeks, with seven incidents reported during last week alone in the territories of Lubero, Masisi, Rutshuru, and Walikale. North Kivu hosts an estimated 980,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) – more than any other province in the strife-torn nation. UN agencies and over 70 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are operating in the province to deliver much-needed assistance.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), aid workers in the area currently able to reach at least 70 per cent of those in need. “By decreasing our access to the areas concerned, those responsible are contributing to the suffering of millions of vulnerable people,” said John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.“Unfortunately, they are almost never brought to justice,” he added. Of the 105 attacks against humanitarian actors reported during 2008, less than ten have been formally investigated by the police, and even fewer have led to judicial action.Dieudonné Bamouni, deputy head of OCHA in the DRC, urged the authorities of North Kivu to launch thorough investigations into each and every incident, stressing that “the current impunity must end.” Numerous waves of fighting over the years have produced around 2.2 million IDPs in DRC. An estimated 1.7 million people remain displaced in the provinces of North and South Kivu, with more than 400,000 persons having fled their homes since January. 20 October 2009A sharp rise in attacks on humanitarian workers in the eastern North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has impeded efforts to provide life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in need. read more

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TSX moves lower amid earnings disappointments slowing Chinese economy

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 24, 2013 8:32 am MDT TSX moves lower amid earnings disappointments, slowing Chinese economy TORONTO – The Toronto stock market was lower Wednesday, weighed down by some earnings misses and falling mining stocks amid data that showed a deepening slowdown in China’s manufacturing sector.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 73.08 points to 12,672.3 as gold stocks gave up a chunk of the gains racked up during July.The Canadian dollar shed early gains and dipped 0.29 of a cent against the U.S. dollar to 96.94 cents US. The greenback strengthened in the wake of positive news on new home sales along with a higher reading from financial information company Markit which reported its July flash purchasing managers’ index for the U.S. manufacturing sector rose to 53.2, the highest it’s been in four months.U.S. indexes were lower amid strong earnings reports from the likes of Apple Inc. and Ford Motor Co.A weak report from heavy equipment maker Caterpillar helped push the Dow Jones industrials down 25.5 points to 15,542.24, the Nasdaq added 0.33 of a point to 3,579.6 and the S&P 500 index was off 6.45 points to 1,685.94.Meanwhile, in Canada, Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) had $255 million or 34 cents per share in operating earnings and a $179-million net profit in the second quarter. The operating earnings were below a consensus estimate of 48 cents. Its shares fell $1.76 to $30.49.Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) posted net income for the second-quarter of $252 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, versus $103 million, or 60 cents per share, a year earlier. The earnings missed estimates and its stock dropped 2.1 per cent to $127.44.But the stock was off session lows as the railroad’s operating ratio, which is a key measure of how efficiently railways operate, improved to 71.9 per cent in the second quarter, an all-time record for the railroad.“(CEO) Hunter Harrison has actually delivered,” said Chris King, portfolio manager at Morgan, Meighen and Associates. “For him to move it down to that level, man that tells you he is the god of railways.”On a more positive note, Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) shares were ahead 72 cents to $41.95 as the company reported $497 million in quarterly adjusted net income, a four per cent increase from last year and better than analysts’ consensus estimate of $491.95 million.Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) made $178 million in net earnings in the second quarter, up from $156 million in the same period a year ago. The grocer’s basic net earnings per common share rose 14.5 per cent in the quarter to 63 cents, about five cents per share better than a consensus estimate compiled by Thomson Reuters and its shares advanced $1.52 to $49.46.In the U.S., Facebook stock soared 17 per cent in after-hours trading to US$30.56 as the social networking company posted earnings and revenue after the close that beat expectations.Quarterly earnings at Caterpillar fell 43 per cent $960 million, or $1.45 per share and the company cut its profit and revenue outlook for the year. Analysts had expected a profit of $1.69 per share and its shares dropped $2.08 to US$83.44.The TSX base metals sector fell 2.26 per cent amid weak Chinese manufacturing data while metal prices declined with September copper down two cents to US$3.18 a pound. An HSBC survey showed China’s manufacturing at an 11-month low this month. HSBC said the preliminary version of its monthly purchasing managers index declined to 47.7 this month from June’s 48.2 on a 100-point scale on which numbers below 50 show a contraction in activity.The gold sector was down about 4.6 per cent while August bullion declined $15 to US$1,319.70 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded $1.45 to C$29.24 and Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) fell $1.01 to $17.67.The energy sector dropped 1.64 per cent and the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was down $1.84 to US$105.39 a barrel as traders weighed the Chinese manufacturing data against a slightly bigger than expected drop in U.S. crude inventories. Energy Department data showed supplies dropped by 2.8 million barrels last week, against the 2.6 million barrel drop that had been expected.Other economic news showed that Americans snapped up new homes in June at the fastest pace in five years. The Commerce Department says sales rose 8.3 per cent to a seasonally adjusted pace of 497,000. That’s up from 459,000 in May, which was revised lower.In other corporate developments, Bombardier Aerospace says the first flight of its new CSeries commercial jet will occur in the coming weeks, without giving a specific date. The Montreal-based company had been aiming for the first flight by the end of July. Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) shares lost six cents to $5.01. read more

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KSP sees continuous rise in child porn cases

A quick search of child pornography on our website and you can see just how many arrests we report on across the state.Anyone from convicted felons to school principals. Child pornography does not discriminate.“This kind of evil knows no boundaries and it affects all walks of life,” says KSP Detective Zack Morris.He works with the KSP Electronic Crime Branch.All of these child porn arrests, the KSP Electronic Crime Branch has had a major role in.Morris says in a year alone, he personally works almost a hundred different cases.“It seems like each year the number of child pornography complaints is going up,” he says.His reason for that is the internet.He says people aren’t sharing these images from a particular area. It’s from all over, made easier online.“We see the same ones circulated. However, we do come across daily images, files whatever it may be of stuff we’ve never seen before,” says Detective Morris.He says most arrests are made when someone shares child porn.It isn’t all people in their basements like you might think.It’s even illegal when a teen consensually sends a nude.“With today’s digital world all you have to do is click the send button and it’s out there it’s out there forever,” says Morris.He says as part of his work he has to look at these images.“To actually see children getting sexually abused and in the most horrific ways, it’s horrible,” says Morris.He’s a father with young children so it hits him closer to home. But he says someone has to work to identify the kids in the images to try to get them out of a dangerous environment.“I’m able to help these children. Who’s gonna do it, ya know?”Detective Morris has found ways of coping, particularly through his faith.“I pray daily and I ask him to remove those horrible images.”He takes comfort knowing he has purpose in the pain.“I like to think I’ve been put in this position to shine a little light where dark prevails,” says Morris. FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — Hardly a day goes by when we don’t report on someone being arrested for child pornography.There’s a reason for that. Kentucky State Police say they are seeing a rise in cases. It’s an investigative team of only eight that uses technology to find people sharing child porn.- Advertisement – read more

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The Warriors Improbable Comeback

YEARTEAMOPPONENTROUNDGAMEQTRODDS 22000KnicksHeat2621.8 32000LakersTrail Blazers3732.0 82001BucksHornets2624.7 Greatest best-of-seven NBA playoff series comebacks As the Oklahoma City Thunder learned Monday night, it’s really tough to eliminate a defending NBA champion. After opening up a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference finals, the Thunder were poised to knock the Golden State Warriors out for good — they led for almost the entirety of Game 6 before collapsing down the stretch, and they took a 6-point lead into the second half of Game 7. None of that mattered; the finishing blow was always just outside of OKC’s reach.But, man, did the Thunder come close. In fact, according to our quarter-by-quarter analysis of seven-game playoff series since 1984,1The year the NBA playoffs expanded to 16 teams. the Thunder — with a peak win probability of 95.8 percent going into the fourth quarter of Game 6 — came the seventh-closest to a series victory of any modern team that went on to lose. And in the conference finals, only the Portland Trail Blazers’ infamous collapse against the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000 was more unlikely.(The least likely comeback overall? Last year’s Houston Rockets, who went down three games to one against the Clippers before storming back to win three straight games — just like this year’s Warriors team.) 41994RocketsSuns2312.4 102005MavericksRockets1337.5 Win probability calculated at the end of each quarter or overtime, based on FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratingsSource: basketball-reference.com 12015RocketsClippers2630.3% 91997HeatKnicks2616.6 62013HeatSpurs4634.2 72016WarriorsThunder3634.2 LOWEST WIN PROBABILITY MOMENT But the Dubs pulled out a dramatic win in Game 6. Their reward: a Game 7 at home that had them as 66 percent favorites to win the series.2It’s worth noting that the betting markets (as measured by Inpredictable’s in-game odds) were never quite as bullish on OKC’s upset chances as the statistical models were. Perhaps the markets were factoring in the invisible aura of Golden State’s championship experience?The rest is history. The defending champions are returning to the Finals, in a rematch against LeBron and the Cavs.Check out our NBA Finals predictions. 51995RocketsSuns2513.5 Here’s how we crunched those numbers: First, we gathered quarter-by-quarter line score data for every NBA playoff game since ’84 and used Wayne Winston’s method of converting point margins to win probabilities to generate a win expectancy number for each team after every quarter. (Given the data we were working with, we couldn’t go deeper to, say, the play-by-play level to find the most dire circumstances within a quarter.) We then plugged those game-level probabilities into the formulae for winning a series, which allowed us to incorporate both the results of games already played and the expected outcomes of future games based on Elo.In terms of series win probability, the Warriors rode a wild roller coaster against the Thunder. At the start, our Elo-based projections gave them a 70 percent chance to win the series. However, by the end of Game 4, that had dropped to just 17.5 percent. A solid Game 5 win helped their odds, but by Game 6 the Thunder had them on the ropes. Entering the fourth quarter of that game, the Warriors stood only a 4.3 percent chance of winning the series. read more

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Recordsetting win vaults Ohio State mens tennis team past Michigan

Ohio State men’s tennis continued to roll after a dominant weekend that featured a Buckeye cementing himself among the all-time greats. Justin Kronauge became the Buckeyes’ all-time wins leader after winning his doubles and singles matches on Sunday to help lead Ohio State 6-1 past No. 26 Michigan. Kronauge, a senior from Dayton, Ohio, claimed his 255th career victory (117 doubles, 138 singles) at the Stickney Tennis Center, winning 8-3 in doubles with Balazs Novak and 6-3, 6-3 in singles. “It’s a great accomplishment because we have had so many great players,” Kronauge said. “More importantly, we beat a good Michigan team which made it even better.” Ohio State, ranked second in the nation, extended its undefeated winning streak at home to 106 consecutive matches dating back to 2003. The Buckeyes also have 59 consecutive Big Ten wins. After the victory, coach Ty Tucker acknowledged Kronauge’s accomplishments while addressing the fans in attendance.  “He’s certainly one of the best three players to ever play for Ohio State and could possibly end up being the best all-time,” said Tucker. “He’s a stud.” Kronauge’s parents were proud of their son for everything he has accomplished at Ohio State. “Everyone talks about his tennis but we’re more impressed with his school work,” said his father, Bob Kronauge.  Pleased with his feat, Kronauge looks ahead to finishing the season strong. “I have to thank my teammates as well,” Kronauge said. “I want to help the team as much as I can to win the Big Ten and making a run in the NCAA again.” The win over Michigan capped off a dominant weekend for the Buckeyes. On Friday, they defeated Michigan State 7-0 and Toledo 5-0 in a double-header.  The Buckeyes head to the University of Mississippi on Wednesday before returning home for matches against Indiana and Illinois on Friday and Sunday. read more

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NHS hospital dispenses baby medicine six months out of date

first_imgPharmacy director Will Wilson said: “We are very sorry for this mistake – we ensured that the patient was given in-date medicine as quickly as possible.”A spokesman for East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, said robotic dispensers, which are used in its pharmacy, had not been involved in that incident. I bought it back into the pharmacy and they were just as appalled as meLauren Nightingale 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. “I had only got as far as the car park when I spotted the date,” said Lauren Nightingale.“I was absolutely disgusted – I bought it back into the pharmacy and they were just as appalled as me.“They checked all the other boxes and all said February 2017, so we couldn’t’ even get any medicine.”Ms Nightingale was referred to the Kent and Canterbury hospital by her GP due to a national shortage of infant Gaviscon.She said staff had said her daughter would not have been harmed by the expired medicine, but that it would not have worked as well.Hospital bosses said they are investigating how the the error occurred, but claim no other patients were given the expired medication. An NHS hospital has apologised after dispensing medicine for a baby that was six months beyond its use-by date.Kent and Canterbury Hospital also admitted it had other out-of-date boxes of the same medication, Gaviscon, on its shelves.Four-month-old Phoebe Nightingale was given the expired medication to treat severe reflux earlier this month.An internal investigation was sparked when her furious mother pointed out to staff that the medicine’s use-by date expired two months before her daughter was even born.last_img read more

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Two divers die in west Cork diving accident

first_imgUpdated 20.36pmTWO DIVERS HAVE died after getting into difficulty off west Cork.One diver was airlifted Cork University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead early this afternoon, while the body of the second was recovered from the sea at 4.20pm.The Coast Guard had launched two helicopters and two rescue vessels to aid after the divers got into difficulty.The Baltimore RNLI launched two boats, their all-weather and inshore lifeboats, after being alerted to the situation at 9.52am this morning.The divers are believed to have been on board a diving vessel called the Wave Chieftain off Glandore and were exploring the wreck of a sunken German U-boat.Local fishing vessels also joined the search.Additional reporting by Nicky Ryanlast_img read more

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Googles Cr48 can now run Ubuntu

first_imgIt was probably on a matter of time that Google‘s fascinatingly unbranded launch netbook for their new Chrome OS was hacked to run something a little more full featured, but even we’re surprised to see Canonical’s Ubuntu browser up and running on the Cr-48 soon. Of course, the Cr-48 is already pretty hacker friendly — it already hasa concealed but readily accessible developer switch —but this Ubuntu install is still pretty ingenious. It’s not as easy as just booting Ubuntu off of a USB drive, as you might normally do. AdChoices广告Rather, Cr-48’s boot process is missing a pretty vital part necessary for Ubuntu’s kernel to work: initrd. The solution is to actually use Chrome OS’s existing kernel and tricking it into booting Ubuntu instead.This is a pretty involved process, truth be told, and definitely beyond the capabilities of most users… but as you can see in the video above, once all the steps have been gone through, it works pretty well, dual-booting between Chrome OS and Ubuntu with aplomb, and it looks like there’s little chance of permanently bricking your Cr-48 if you do choose to go this route.Read more at Chromiumlast_img read more

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Mbappe has a great personality – Matuidi

first_imgFrance midfielder Blaise Matuidi believes international teammate Kylian Mbappe has the kind of personality ‘every great player’ requires to fulfill their potential.Matuidi insists the Paris Saint-Germain star needs his great personality to become as successful as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Mbappe has become one of the best attacking players in the world over the past three years and was nominated for this year’s Ballon d’Or award, having lifted three domestic trophies at club level and the World Cup in Russia, earlier this summer.Matuidi believes the former AS Monaco youngster has the self-confidence and persona to become a true great in the game.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“It is his personality. It’s the player he is,” Matuidi told a news conference, according to FourFourTwo.“He is a great player; he is very talented. Every great player has a great personality. I’ve known that with Zlatan. I see that with Cristiano. Messi is also like that.”“Kylian will be a great player. He is already. He is doing big things. It’s good; we need players like him. So, I encourage him to stay like that.”last_img read more

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TCIG Signs 220M Memorandum of Understanding With Cooper Jack Development Limited

first_img Coming budget proposes police recruitment and aerial surveillance, says Premier PNP Convention Feb 19 Weekend; South Caicos woman announces at large interest Related Items:cooperjack development limited, rufus ewing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Apr 2014 – The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cooper Jack Development Limited to build a $220 million dollar hotel, spa and residences today, April 2, 2015.The proposed development will consist of a mixed-use, 281-bedroom resort consisting of a five-star stand-alone hotel of 100 bedrooms and suites, 76 condominium units and 3 luxury villas. The total project site area is situated along 20.92 acres in the Cooper Jack area of Providenciales.“This new luxury hotel development is indeed indicative of the confidence investors have in the TCI economy and we welcome yet another group that is keen to invest in the TCI ” said TCI Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing. “Additionally, a new hotel development in the Cooper Jack area now brings about a new frontier of luxury resorts in yet another location away from the Grace Bay area, which means further diversity not only in the sector itself but also in real estate market”.Minister of Finance, Washington Misick stated; “This new development speaks directly to the investment climate in the country and also its attractiveness to high end developments. This is an exciting time in the TCI and we welcome this new development”.The construction work is expected to begin in the 3rd quarter of 2015 and last for approximately 2 years. NEW CHAIRMAN, PNP keeps Ewing Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Haitian Migrants Get Residency Extension in the Dominican Republic

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppDominican Republic, July 27, 2017 – Santo Domingo – While countries like Turks and Caicos and The Bahamas are dealing with the problem of illegal Haitian migrants, the Dominican Republic on Tuesday granted a one-year extension to some 230,000 Haitian migrants trying to renew or obtain residency permits, an issue that has been a constant problem between the neighboring countries.The residency plan was created after a court ruled in 2013 that children born in the Dominican Republic to non-citizens did not qualify for automatic citizenship because their migrant parents were “in transit.” The vast majority of those affected have been descendants of Haitian migrants.Without the extension announced on Tuesday, more than 220,000 Haitian migrants could have faced deportation. William Charpentier, the leader of a migrant support group, praised the government’s decision but also accused authorities of deporting more than 100 Haitian migrants in recent weeks even though they had provisional permits to stay in the Dominican Republic.Some 7,000 migrants have completed all requirements under the government’s residency plan. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

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Pedestrian driver identified after Hazel Dell crash

first_imgA 46-year-old woman was sent to the hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by an SUV Sunday night in Hazel Dell, officials said.The woman, identified as Sherry Larsh, a transient, was crossing the road on foot at the 8000 block of Northeast Highway 99 around 8:30 p.m. Sunday when she was hit by a southbound Honda Pilot driven by Melanie Griffee, 19, of Vancouver, said Sgt. Fred Neiman, spokesman for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.Larsh was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. She was listed in serious but stable condition Monday night. Griffee remained on scene and is cooperating with police. It does not appear alcohol or speeding were contributing factors to the incident, Neiman said.Clark County Fire District 6 and American Medical Response responded.The sheriff’s traffic unit is investigating.last_img read more

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Vijays next film is with Shankar Chiyaan Vikram confirms

first_imgVijay and Shankar.PR HandoutSpeculations have been doing rounds about Vijay and Shankar reuniting after their hit movie Nanban. It was widely reported that the duo would collaborate possibly for a sequel to the director’s blockbuster movie Mudhalvan.The director and the actor have not revealed anything about the rumoured project, but the news was unofficially confirmed by actor Chiyaan Vikram during the promotional interview of his recently-released Tamil film Kadaram Kondan.”(It might happen) anytime between every 2-3 years. Now, he did a film with Rajini sir, next he will do a film with Vijay and then he will come to me,” Behindwoods quotes him as saying in an interview.Interestingly, Mudhalvan was first offered to Rajinikanth. After he rejected, the director had approached Vijay, who too had turned down the offer. Later, the flick was made with Arjun Sarja in the lead role and went on to become a blockbuster.In the last few months, there were strong rumours which claimed that Shankar and Vijay were in talks for Mudhalvan 2 and they would join hands after the director wraps up his upcoming film Indian 2.However, Shankar, during the release of 2.0, had admitted that he might do a sequel to Mudhalvan. The filmmaker had indicated that the movie would either star Rajinikanth or Kamal Haasan, but if the script demanded a younger hero, Vijay would be the first choice to play the lead.last_img read more

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Rudeness at office contagious

first_imgEncountering rude behaviour from seniors at work can turn employees impolite in return, spreading rudeness like a virus, a study says.Not just vitiating the atmosphere, rudeness in office has a negative effect on overall performance. “When you experience rudeness, it makes rudeness more noticeable. You will see more rudeness even if it is not there,” said lead researcher Trevor Foulk, doctoral student in management at University of Florida. The team tracked 90 graduate students practicing negotiation with classmates.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Those who rated their initial negotiation partner as rude were more likely to be rated as rude by a subsequent partner, showing that they passed along the first partner’s rudeness.The effect continued even when a week elapsed between the first and second negotiations. “We are generally tolerant of these behaviours but these are actually really harmful. Rudeness has an incredibly powerful negative effect on the workplace,” Foulk said.Rudeness directed at others can also prime our brains to detect discourtesy. Foulk and his co-authors tested how quickly 47 undergraduate students could identify which words in a list were real and which were nonsense words. Before the exercise began, participants observed one of two staged interactions between an apologetic late-arriving participant and the study leader. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhen the leader was rude to the latecomer, the participants identified rude words on the list as real words significantly faster than participants who had observed the neutral interaction, said the results published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.The impact of second-hand rudeness did not stop there. Just like those who experience rudeness in the first place, people who witness it were more likely to be rude to others.  Foulk hopes the study will encourage employers to take incivility more seriously.last_img read more

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Rami Malek struts his best Freddie Mercury stuff in Bohemian Rhapsody trailer

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Initially, Sacha Baron Cohen was cast in the role of Mercury. Original band member Brian May approved his casting. However, Cohen eventually left the project following creative differences. He wanted to make a more adult-oriented film, with an exploration of Mercury’s personal life, including his contraction of AIDS. However, the band wanted a family-friendlier approach.Once Malek landed the role, many marveled at his uncanny look as Mercury.From Killer Queen to Another One Bites the Dust and, of course, the titular Bohemian Rhapsody, the trailer has no shortage of Queen classics.The movie hits US theaters on 2 November and UK theaters on 24 October.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Following a riddled development history and dramatic production, the first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody is finally here. And it is choc full of Queen’s best hits. Directed by Dexter Fletcher (after original director Bryan Singer’s firing), the film stars Rami Malek as one of the greatest musicians and rock stars of our time: Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.The trailer doesn’t give much in the way of plot but it looks glamorous and like plenty of fun.Malek dons several fabulous outfits in his portrayal of Mercury, and an amused smirk continually on his face.[embedded content]We will rock youThe movie takes place over the course of 15 years, from the band’s formation to their 1985 Live Aid performance. Mercury died in 1991 due to complications from AIDS.The project was first announced in 2010 and went through various growing pains before getting to this point. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in the movie | Photo: YouTube/20th Century Fox GAYSTARNEWS- ‘Ready, Freddie?’ New Bohemian Rhapsody trailer releasedFans slam Queen biopic for ‘hetwashing’ Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury’s secret life as baggage handler celebrated in hilarious videoRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bohemian-rhapsody-trailer/last_img read more

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Captisolenabled Contrast Media with Reduced Renal Toxicity in Development

first_imgSponsored Content | Case Study | Contrast Media | January 30, 2019 Captisol-enabled Contrast Media with Reduced Renal Toxicity in Development This case study was sponsored by Ligand Pharmaceuticals Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:25Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:25 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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Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more The Need to Make Contrast Agents Safer for KidneysIodinated contrast agents are highly water-soluble and carbon-based, with the most common types used today either iso-osmolar iodixanol or low-osmolar nonionic monomers (iohexol, iomeprol, iopamidol, iopromide, ioversol, ioxilan). It is thought that the higher the osmolality or the particle concentration in the contrast solution, the greater the vascular symptoms of warmth and pain during injection, as well as CI-AKI.2 There may be stasis of contrast within the kidneys after intravenous procedures are completed, and in patients with CKD and diabetes, there have been reports of nephrograms showing contrast media within the kidneys up to eight days after it was administered.3The primary strategies of reducing this risk for patients are to select less toxic iodinated contrast agents and to use doses as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). But in patients with high-risk profiles, there is no absolute safe limit of contrast dosage. In a 2016 study, it was reported there were no adjunctive pharmaceuticals available to have proven effective at preventing or treating CI-AKI.4 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more References1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5424439/. Accessed Sept. 24, 2018.2. McCullough P.A., Capasso P. Patient discomfort associated with the use of intra-arterial iodinated contrast media: a meta-analysis of comparative randomized controlled trials. BMC Med Imaging 2011;11:123. Mehran R., Aymong E.D., Nikolsky E., et al. A simple risk score for prediction of contrast-induced nephropathy after percutaneous coronary intervention; development and initial validation. J Am Coll Cardiol 2004;44:1393-94. McCullough P.A., et al. Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury. J Am Coll Cardiol 2016;68(13):1465-735. The Global Imaging Agents Market (Report MCP-3336) Global Industry Analysts, Inc., September 20166. Rowe E.S., et al. Preclinical Studies of a Kidney-Safe Iodinated Contrast Agent. Journal of Neuroimaging 2016; 26(5):511-8 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Videos | Contrast Media | January 22, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Guerbet Unveils Portfolio of Advanced Digital Solutions ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr speaks with Guerb read more Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | April 11, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Using Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Gadolinium Contrast One of the most controversial issues in radiology in recent years has been the use of… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco News | Neuro Imaging | March 18, 2019 Non-Contrast MRI Effective in Monitoring MS Patients Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast agent is just as effective as the contrast-enhanced approach… read more The Development of Captisol-enabled IohexolThe U.S. market for imaging with iodinated contrast agents is estimated at 20 million procedures per year, representing approximately $1.5 billion in annual sales,5 and it is estimated that one-fourth of those who undergo contrast-enhanced imaging are at risk for renal damage.6 With this in mind, a team of scientists at Verrow Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Ligand Pharmaceuticals in January 2018) has studied the effects of reformulating iohexol (the most widely used iodinated contrast agent) with Ligand’s patented Captisol-modified cyclodextrin (sulfobutylether-β-cyclodextrin, or SBECD), which is used to solubilize insoluble drugs for IV injections and improves stability, bioavailability and dosing of active pharmaceutical ingredients.Verrow’s preclinical studies demonstrated that when SBECD is added to iohexol that has been administered to rodents, significant reductions occur in tubular dilation, vacuolization and loss of brush border. Serum creatinine levels in the mice group were observed to increase after contrast administration and then mitigated by the addition of SBECD, and while rats did not show the same increase in serum creatinine, they showed a significant functional benefit of SBECD. The combined solution showed reduced kidney injury to rodents from contrast doses similar to those used in clinical human settings. The addition of SBECD also showed no adverse effects, instead acting protectively and blocking damage to the kidney.Further development of this new formulation, or Captisol-enabled iohexol, is now underway at Ligand Pharmaceuticals. The goal is to leverage Captisol technology with iohexol (trademarked as Omnipaque by GE Healthcare) to create “kidney-safe” contrast agents for use in diagnostic imaging as well as for interventional procedures, and any other uses of iodinated contrast agents. With a large potential market and lack of viable alternative options for reducing the risk for CI-AKI, the Captisol-enabled iohexol program is anticipated to potentially establish a new safety standard in the clinical use of iodinated contrast agents. The Risks of Contrast to Certain PatientsContrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is one of the most important risks associated with the use of contrast media in diagnostic imaging, as well as procedures that rely on contrast, such as percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).1 While the many definitions of CI-AKI vary, it is generally considered to be an increase of more than 0.5 mg per deciliter in the serum creatinine level following contrast media administration. CI-AKI signals that a severe decline in kidney function may develop within72 hours after contrast is injected.      The incidence of CI-AKI varies widely. It is possible for CI-AKI to occur in every patient that has been injected with iodinated contrast, but for those with relatively healthy kidneys the injury may never present as clinical, resulting in no lasting severe consequences. However, patients with a history of chronic kidney disease, diabetic nephropathy and other risk factors face the possibility of more hospitalization, increased healthcare costs, the need for renal replacement therapy or worse, death. While the overall rate of CI-AKI has generally trended downward in recent years, it still remains a significant risk for a subgroup of patients; even routine cardiac procedures using average doses of iodinated contrast can have damaging effects over time. Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more The medical imaging market relies heavily on contrast media, injected into patients to increase the contrast of bodily structures in images and improve diagnostic examinations. In radiographic imaging procedures, iodinated contrast agents can greatly enhance X-rays or computed tomography (CT) images. But many contrast agents carry with them the risk of nephrotoxicity, or renal toxicity, for patients with significant and lingering kidney issues. This risk can lead to the need for renal replacement therapy, or result in rehospitalization and even death. Currently many scientists are searching for ways to develop a more kidney-safe contrast agent for this subgroup of patients. Ligand’s Captisol-enabled iohexol is poised to offer a new opportunity for the diagnostic imaging market. Example of full-dose, 10 percent low-dose and algorithm-enhanced low-dose. Image courtesy of Enhao Gong, Ph.D. News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 07, 2019 Ultrasound Societies Urge FDA to Remove Black Box Warning on Contrast Agents National and international ultrasound societies are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove the “black… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:46 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 RelatedTouring Scotland: 13 adventure holidays in the CairngormsLooking for a holiday that involves more than parking your bum on a beach towel for fourteen days? Want to get back to nature and discover some of the wonderful wildlife we have right here in the UK? Steam trains to zip wires, hiking mountains to floating down river: here…Eight Summer Lake Breaks: fresh ideas for fresh waterSkyscanner takes a look at some of the world’s best summer lake holidays10 best fishing holidaysHook up with the best places on the planet to catch a whopper The Caribbean island of Cuba is surrounded by fishable turquoise seas and with miles of coastline it’s easy to find a secluded spot on the saltwater flats, or join a group fishing boat at Varadero for deep sea fishing. Tarpon is the most common species and Cuba’s second largest island, Isla de la Juventud is considered to be the best destination for tarpon fishing with an average catch being 60lbs, and highs of over 100lbs. Bonefish, snooker and permit are also found. Deep sea fishing catches can include plenty of swordfish, marlin and sailfish. Fish numbers are high throughout the year but peak during spring and summer. The waters of Thailand are brimming with freshwater fish and known to produce some record breaking catches. The fishing resorts across the countryside offer lakes in beautiful tropical surroundings including mountains and forests.The Jurassic Mountain Resort and Fishing Park, around 2 hours from Bangkok has gained significant attention as of late for 200lb catches from their fishing lake. Species you can expect include Giant Siamese Carp, Niger Ripsaw Catfish, Pacu and Giant Snakehead. As a ‘catch and release’ lake fish stocks remain steady throughout the year. Oman Iceland offers an exciting array of fishing options, from the fly fishing for salmon and trout in rivers set in the volcanic landscapes to the more unique ice fishing experiences for arctic char and brown trout in the north and the highlands. With potentially extreme weather conditions and frozen lakes which are not always easily accessible a guided fishing trip in a small group is recommended. A typical fishing tour ends with the opportunity to barbecue your catches at the side of the lake or relaxing in nearby thermal lakes. The ice fishing season is short, running from January to March. Cuba The diverse landscape of Norway means fishing holidays come in two halves, with the Barents Sea to the north and the fjords and rivers to the south. As Angling is one of Norway’s most popular pastimes fishing opportunities are plentiful. Rivers are home to wild atlantic salmon with the Orkla River considered to be one of the best in the country. If you’re going sea-fishing you are likely to catch cod, halibut and plaice, with catches so big you will see why Norway has earnt the title of ‘The Land of Big Fish’.Due to the northerly location at the Arctic Circle the sun is still on the horizon at midnight! Night fishing trips under the sun are available to take advantage of this. If you’re visiting Norway between September and March you may get the chance to see the Northern Lights, with many excursions combining fishing trips available.Thailandcenter_img Muscat, the capital of Oman is the ideal base for fishing holidays in the Middle East. The Arabian Sea surrounding the city is rich in sea life offering exciting deep sea fishing opportunities. The Dorado and Groupers are by far the most popular fish species in the Gulf of Oman, they’re in abundance throughout the year, although peak season for the Dorado is August to October. You’re also likely to catch Yellowfin Tuna and Sailfish. Both private and shared boats are available for half or full day fishing trips departing from Muscat.Iceland Scotland’s vast countryside offers a wealth of freshwater fishing opportunities, from the remote lochs of the Scottish Highlands to the rivers running through towns and villages. Scottish salmon is world renowned and there are many spots you can head to to catch your own. There’s an amazing selection of rivers in Scotland for salmon fishing, the River Tay is a favourite for many, it has the largest volume of water in the UK and stretches for 120 miles from Ben Lui in the Highlands through the beautiful Scottish countryside to Perth. Salmon season in Scotland runs from mid-March to October. Loch Lomond is considered to be the best spot for pike fishing in Scotland, and as the country’s largest loch you can expect a huge variety of fish species such as salmon and brown trout. Pike fishing is available throughout the year. Norway Scotlandlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — A judge on Thursday issued a five-year restraining order forbidding Britney Spears’ former manager from contacting the singer or her family or making disparaging statements about them online.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny reached the decision after hearing testimony from the ex-manager, 44-year-old Sam Lutfi, and from Spears’ father, James Spears, who has controlled his daughter’s money and affairs via a court-ordered conservatorship for 11 years.Penny rejected arguments from Lutfi’s attorney, Marc Gans, that the order is an unconstitutional restraint on his client’s free speech, calling Lufi’s testimony evasive and extending the temporary restraining order she first issued on May 8.Gans said outside court that they are considering an appeal. James Spears declined comment.James Spears conceded under questioning from Gans that he does not have the most peaceful relationship with Britney Spears.“Me and my daughter’s relationship has always been strained,” James Spears said.But in further testimony that Penny said she found forthright and credible, James Spears testified that Lutfi, who was close to Britney Spears in 2007 and 2008 and served briefly as her manager, has been a “predator” on his family for more than a decade whose harassment has recently resumed.“I worried that he was trying to take down the conservatorship,” Spears said from the stand. “I was very angry. I was worried that we were right back in 2008.”Spears and his lawyers suggested, and Penny appeared to agree, that Lutfi has attempted to incite fans who have used the social-media hashtag #Free Britney to criticize the control James Spears and the court have had over the pop star for the past 11 years.Lutfi’s Twitter account, the subject of much of the testimony, consists almost entirely of posts critical of Spears’ circumstances and those surrounding her.But Gans argued that none of the statements were made directly to individuals or could be considered harassment.He also emphasized that Lutfi has made no direct contact with Britney Spears herself, and suggested that her father and his lawyers were not speaking for her and had provided no evidence that she had in any way been harmed by Lutfi’s statements.Britney Spears was not present in court, and she has made very few public comments on the conservatorship.In testimony that Penny struck from the record, Lutfi said that Britney Spears had reached out to him at various times through the years to complain about her father’s control over her.“She wanted help to get out of this situation,” Lutfi said.The judge also shut down most of Gans’ questions toward James Spears. The questions asked him to discuss his daughter’s mental state and tried to establish that disparaging online statements Lutfi had made about James Spears’ use of alcohol and his enriching himself through the conservatorship were true and constitutionally protected.Lutfi admitted that he had contacted Britney Spears’ mother, Lynne Spears, and the singer’s brother-in-law James Watson via texts and phone calls, and sent Lynne Spears money that was subsequently returned.Lutfi testified that he sent the money “just like numerous other fans did” because Lynne Spears had “liked” Instagram posts that suggested she was in need of money and that she should be in charge of her daughter’s affairs instead of her ex-husband James Spears.“I had a great relationship with Lynne Spears,” Lutfi said of his time with Britney Spears.Lutfi and Gans said that neither Lynne Spears nor Watson had told him to stop communicating with them or told him he was harassing them.Gans also argued that tweets from his client, including one that simply said “Raise hell,” were far too vague to be considered harassment of the Spears family.Penny disagreed, citing that tweet in her decision as illegal incitement.The proceedings were a resumption of a hearing that began on May 28 and had been closed to the media and the rest of the public. But Penny, who also oversees Spears’ conservatorship case, kept the courtroom open on Thursday.The Spears family has frequently fought Lutfi in court, starting with a restraining order they received against him in 2009.“He’s been asked repeatedly to stay away from this family,” Chad Hummel, an attorney for the conservatorship, said in closing arguments. “He can’t help himself.”___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton .Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press FILE – This April 12, 2018, file photo shows Britney Spears at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Los Angeles judge is set to consider whether to extend a temporary restraining order taken out in the name of Spears against her former manager. The hearing Thursday, June 13, 2019, on the restraining order against Sam Lutfi is a resumption of one that began on May 28, with lawyers for Spears’ intending to show that tweets and texts from Lutfi to Spears and her family are doing her emotional damage. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Britney Spears’ ex-manager hit with 5-year restraining order by Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Posted Jun 14, 2019 7:42 am PDTlast_img read more

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