Kolkata: Shuttl, a technology-enabled, seat-based, demand-adaptive bus mobility solution on Tuesday announced the implementation ‘Safe Drive, Save Life’, a road safety awareness programme in Hooghly and Kolkata in association with Uttarpara Kotrung Municipal Corporation.’Safe Drive, Save Life’, campaign a brain child of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was started by the state government to reduce the road accidents in the state. Prabir Ghosal, Member Legislative Assembly from Konnagar launched the campaign by flagging off Shuttl’s three new buses at Uttarpara. These buses will ply in the Uttarpara Kotrung Municipality region. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSince its launch in 2015, Shuttl has made people reduce their dependence on cars and use bus-based shared mobility instead. In 2017, it launched the SAFE (Safe Anxiety Free Experience) project which provides multiple safety checks to every commuter through various embedded technology features. The company has seen rapid adoption as 57% of its commuters earlier used car for their daily commute switched over to bus. Shuttl has come up to directly address the dual challenge of congestion and pollution. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe company was founded by two IITians- Amit Singh, Co-founder and CEO and Deepanshu Malviyia, Cofounder. With an aim to spread awareness about the increasing road accidents, Shuttl will extend this campaign to other regions and will organize the event in Hooghly on 26th August 2019 and in Kolkata on 27th August 2019. Shuttl has also tied up with various civic authorities and traffic police in Kolkata for this program to educate citizens and drivers on road safety, traffic rules, and driver-pedestrian best practices over the period. Speaking on the occasion, Dilip Yadav, Chairman, Uttarpara Kotrung Municipal Corporation said: “The rising number of road accidents is an issue which municipal corporation takes very seriously. By raising awareness amongst the users of roads, we aim to ensure that the roads of our city are safe and comfortable for every citizen. We are happy to partner with Shuttl in helping us spread the message of safe driving.”
Five stories in the news for Wednesday, May 29———O’REGAN TO VISIT MERCURY-DAMAGED GRASSY NARROWSIndigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan is being urged to ensure a long-awaited visit to an Ontario First Nation is substantive and not a pre-election photo opportunity. O’Regan is set to visit Grassy Narrows First Nation today — a community poisoned by mercury after industrial waste was dumped in the English-Wabigoon river system, causing symptoms in residents including impaired peripheral vision, hearing, speech and thinking. Help for the community seemed to be on the way when the federal government promised a specialized treatment facility on the reserve in November 2017 and a feasibility study was produced last fall outlining costs and design ideas. But Grassy Narrows Chief Rudy Turtle has said there has been little action on the project since then.———CENTRAL BANK TO MAKE INTEREST-RATE DECISIONBank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is widely expected to leave his trend-setting interest rate unchanged today — and he appears in no hurry to move the rate any time soon. The policy announcement will come at a time when the economy is starting to show signs of picking up its pace after a winter deceleration that was largely caused by a drop in oil prices. Last month, Poloz held the rate at 1.75 per cent for a fourth-straight policy decision and set aside talk of hikes — at least until the economy rises from what he’s described as a temporary slowdown. The sudden down shift has also forced the central bank to cut its 2019 growth forecast — a reduction that comes after the economy ran at close to full tilt for most of 2017 and 2018.———HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE LAUNCHES IN CANADAA national hotline to help victims and survivors of human trafficking is now taking calls, with the organization behind the service saying it hoped the new resource would also fill crucial gaps in public knowledge about the issue. The multilingual, accessible hotline, an initiative of the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking, which will be launched at 7 a.m. ET today. The centre’s chief executive officer said the line is meant to serve as a one-stop shop for everyone from victims seeking help, to tipsters wanting to flag a potential case, to members of the public wanting to learn more about the subject.———B.C. MAN SAYS EVEREST CLIMB NOT FOR EVERYONEA Victoria man who was part of a group caught at the top of Mount Everest says there were too many inexperienced climbers trying to scale the mountain, endangering lives. Chris Dare has climbed mountains on seven continents, but last week he feared he wouldn’t have mad it down the peak without his sherpa. Dare, who’s 35 and an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, says he stood at the peak for just a few minutes last Thursday before realizing the weather had changed. The final leg up and down the peak should have taken him 12 hours, but he says it took 17. Another man on his team struggled with the climb and Dare says he was found dead in his tent the next day.———$100M FUND ENDOWMENT CREATED FOR HAMILTON INSTITUTIONSA Hamilton philanthropist couple plans to create a $100-million endowment fund to support health research at two hospitals and a university in the city. Charles and Margaret Juravinski say their gift, in the form of an investment, will mean McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton collectively receive up to $5 million per year in perpetuity after their deaths. The institutions say the money will create the Juravinski Research Centre to further examine cancer, mental health, lung and respiratory care, and diseases of aging.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Quebec judge will determine today if the criminal case against SNC-Lavalin proceeds.— The International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy hears from Amazon.com, Microsoft Canada, Mozilla Foundation and Apple.— A court appearance is scheduled today for the lawyers of Maxim, Alexander and Oxana Berent, who are accused of staging an anti-Semitic attack in their Winnipeg cafe.The Canadian Press
Former Presidents To Urge Americans To Recommit To KidsFormer Presidents To Urge Americans To Recommit To Kids
America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, will commemorate its 20th Anniversary with Recommit to Kids | The Summit for America’s Future, a daylong event to refocus the nation on issues concerning children and youth.Former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter have signed on as honorary co-hosts of the Summit, along with America’s Promise Alliance’s Founding Chair Gen. Colin Powell and Chair Mrs. Alma Powell, urging every American to recommit to kids. The Summit will be held at New York City’s Marriott Marquis on April 18 and will feature prominent leaders from the business, philanthropic, nonprofit, government, education and faith communities.“In a nation built on the promise of equal opportunity, not all children have an equal chance to succeed,” said Gen. and Mrs. Powell in a joint statement. “We have more work to do. This Summit is a chance to once again rally the nation by engaging in serious and necessary conversations around the issues young people face, re-energizing people who work with and advocate for kids every day and attracting new supporters to our cause. We call on every adult to recommit their time, energy and skills so every child is prepared to pursue their American dream.”Confirmed Summit attendees to-date include: Alma Powell,chair, America’s Promise Alliance Anna Deavere Smith, American actress, playwright and professor Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of EducationClotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, president/CEO, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Darren Walker, president, Ford FoundationElaine Wynn, co-founder, Wynn Resorts; board chair, Communities In SchoolsGen. Colin L. Powell (Ret.), founding chair, America’s Promise AllianceGeorge Weiss, founder and chairman, Say Yes to Education Fr. Greg Boyle, founder and executive director, Homeboy IndustriesHenry Cisneros, former secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Jose Antonio Vargas, founder and CEO, DefineAmericanMichael Sorrell, president, Paul Quinn College Nadine Burke Harris, founder and CEO, Center for Youth WellnessSoledad O’Brien, Host of “Matter of Fact” TV show; co-founder of PowHERful Foundation; CEO, Starfish MediaSuzanne McKechnie Klahr, founder and CEO, BUILDTiffany Yu, founder, DiversabilityThe Summit will be followed by the third annual Promise Night. The gala will include the presentation of the Promise of America awards, the organization’s highest honor, recognizing exemplary individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitments to children and youth.More names are being confirmed every week. Updates to speakers and awardees are available on the website.America’s Promise was born out of the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future, which was held in Philadelphia in April 1997. The original Summit was attended by all living U.S. presidents and thousands of other dignitaries, including 26 governors, 92 mayors and delegations from 145 communities who set differences aside to put America’s children first – setting a unique precedent for the country. Since then, America’s Promise has continued to advocate on behalf of the nation’s young people, working to increase high school graduation rates, releasing groundbreaking research, and bringing people together across hundreds of communities to help every child thrive, especially those being left behind.To learn more about the 20th Anniversary events, please visit www.Recommit2Kids.org.
NEW DELHI: On the day of Holi, a 19-year-old boy was stabbed multiple times in his abdomen by a minor boy and another boy named Ajay with whom the injured was in the rivalry for two years. The incident happened in Tigri in South Delhi. After the incident, the bystanders made a 1 minute video on the mobile which shows the injured boy in a pool of blood lying on the road. It was then some men are seen helping him out.Soon, the police were informed and the injured was rushed to the hospital. He is undergoing treatment at AIIMS where his condition is said to be critical. “The incident took place at around 12 pm on March 21. He has been stabbed over the upper abdomen, over chest, over left side of neck and incised wound over the right side of the face. We have registered a case of attempt to murder,” said DCP South, Vijay Kumar. Police believe it’s a revenge attack as the injured boy Gaurav had earlier attacked the accused Ajay 2 years back in Tigri area along with his friends. At that time too, a case of attempt to murder was registered against Golu. “We have apprehended one minor in the present case and search for other accused Ajay is still going on. We have formed several teams to arrest the accused. The victim is unfit for the statement,” said the officer.
UN agency lauds Italian navy for sea rescue of refugees from LibyaUN agency lauds Italian navy for sea rescue of refugees from Libya
11 November 2011The United Nations refugee agency today thanked the Italian navy for rescuing a boat that had been in distress in the Mediterranean Sea for two days, the first vessel originating from Libya that has arrived in Europe since mid-August. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the boat was carrying 44 people, mostly sub-Saharans. Relatives of some of the passengers onboard sent out distress calls from a satellite phone in the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday evening. A full 48 hours later, the boat was rescued by an Italian military vessel last night. “UNHCR is grateful that the Italian navy took this initiative despite the fact that the boat was in Maltese search and rescue waters,” spokesperson Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva. He said the delay in rescuing the boat led to huge risks to the lives of the people onboard, including drowning, dehydration and exposure. A woman with a small baby was evacuated by helicopter to Sicily from the Italian island of Lampedusa, Mr. Edwards added. UNHCR had estimated that, as of mid-August, some 52,000 people had arrived in Italy since the unrest in North Africa began earlier this year – 27,000 of them departed from Libya and the rest from Tunisia. Hundreds of people have also lost their lives attempting to reach Italy’s shores. At the start of June at least 150 people who fled Libya drowned in one of the year’s deadliest boat incidents in the Mediterranean.
Afghanistan has long way to go in protecting women from violence –Afghanistan has long way to go in protecting women from violence –
The 2009 Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) law criminalises child marriage, forced marriage, selling and buying women for the purpose or under the pretext of marriage, baad (giving away a woman or girl to settle a dispute), forced self-immolation and 17 other acts of violence against women, including rape and beating. It also specifies punishment for perpetrators. “Judges, prosecutors and police in many parts of Afghanistan have begun to use the new law, which is a positive development, but unfortunately only in a small percentage of violence against women cases,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. “Although the law’s implementation is clearly growing, there is a very long way to go before Afghan women are fully protected from violence and their equality is properly upheld through this important law,” she added. The report released by the UN human rights office (OHCHR) and the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA), entitled A Long Way to Go: Implementation of the Elimination of Violence against Women law in Afghanistan, found both progress and gaps in the implementation of the law from March 2010 to September this year. Comprehensive official statistics on the number of cases of violence against women in Afghanistan are not available and most incidents are unreported, according to the report, which was released ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is observed annually on 25 November. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission registered 2,299 incidents of violence against women that could be defined as crimes under the EVAW law between March 2010 and March this year. UN human rights officials found that prosecutors in 28 provinces opened cases in 26 per cent of the 2,299 incidents, or 594 cases. They filed indictments in seven per cent, or 155 cases, and primary courts relied on the EVAW law as the basis of their judgments in only four per cent of total incidents, or 101 cases. “The justice sector in some provinces has applied the EVAW law which is encouraging. But the low number of cases prosecuted and tried shows that a much more active collective effort by justice system actors, Government decision-makers and others is needed to urge judicial and local authorities to apply the law to all cases of violence against women,” said Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of UNAMA. He added that progress on the status of Afghan women over the last 10 years is undermined by uneven implementation of the EVAW law. The report determined that many cases of violence against Afghan women were withdrawn or mediated, including serious crimes that would require prosecution. Some murder cases and other serious crimes criminalised under the EVAW law were instead prosecuted under the Penal Code or Sharia law. This sometimes resulted in acquittal of perpetrators, reduction of charges to less serious crimes, convictions with lighter sentences and women victims themselves being accused of “moral crimes.” “As long as women and girls are subject to violence with impunity that violates their human rights, little meaningful and sustainable progress for women’s rights can be achieved in Afghanistan,” said Georgette Gagnon, Director of Human Rights for UNAMA. “Ensuring rights for Afghan women – such as their participation in public life, including in the peace and reconciliation process and equal opportunities in education and employment – requires not only legal safeguards on paper, but speedy and full enforcement of the EVAW law,” she stated. To improve implementation of the EVAW law, the report makes 32 recommendations to the Government and its international partners, including raising greater awareness of the law among Afghan women and men and within all levels of the Government, and having the Supreme Court, Ministry of Interior and Attorney General’s Office instruct all officials to apply the law consistently, rapidly and efficiently. 23 November 2011There is a long way to go before the rights of Afghan women are fully protected, says a United Nations report released today, noting that the Government has not yet succeeded in applying a two-year-old landmark law to the vast majority of cases of violence against women.
Cabinet has approved the Right To Information (RIT) bill, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today.He said that the cabinet had approved the bill when it met last evening. The Prime Minister said that the draft RIT bill will now be discussed at provincial level and then be presented to Parliament to be approved and made law. (Colombo Gazette)
Today, SMMT released figures for July pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of by vehicle manufacturers in July 2012 that were defined as pre-registrations.Click here to download the latest release.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Red Mountain doubles drill pace on key Manila gold targetRed Mountain doubles drill pace on key Manila gold target
Perth-based Red Mountain Mining added a second drill rig from this week to increase the work pace on the epithermal-based Lobo prospect on the western side of its wholly owned Batangas gold project, 50 km south of the Philippines capital, Manila. The decision to increase the drilling rate at Lobo follows yet further confirmation of its gold potential, the latest being assay results from new diamond hole drilling beneath the historic Lobo copper open pit – last worked in the late 1960s. The new results, Red Mountain’s Executive Chairman, Neil Warburton says, also reinforce the company’s belief that Lobo’s mineralisation is comparable in style to similar “gold footprints” in Southeast Asia but particularly the Cracow and Pajingo gold mines in northern Queensland.A second diamond drillhole at Lobo – part of a current 10-hole program – has intersected 4.6 m at 5.83 g/t Au from 152.8 m depth downhole (estimated true width 2.8 m) including 2.0 m at 8.89 g/t Au downhole at Lobo’s West Drift structure.The new intersection is from Hole LB67 and is part of an initial drilling program by Red Mountain at West Drift to target high grade gold mineralization below the old Lobo copper mine and potentially convert the gold mineralisation to resource inventory.Warburton said the accelerated drilling program meant work had already commenced on the planned third and fourth holes (LB68-LB69) at West Drift targeting the down plunge extent of the system. The first hole, LB66, returned 8.6 m @ 2.53 g/t Au from 136.6 m depth downhole including 1.0 m @ 4.62 g/t Au.“The first two holes drilled in this West Drift program confirm the interpretation of increasing gold grade with depth. With the addition of the second drill rig and deeper drilling planned below 100 vertical metres from surface, further gold intercepts are anticipated,” Warburton said.Recent surface trenching at South West Breccia, a parallel structure immediately to the southeast of West Drift, yielded high gold grades including 1 m @ 30.70 g/t Au.The latest Lobo results add to Red Mountain’s success to date from drilling further to the east on its Batangas Project with high grade intersects of 2.2 m @ 36.53 g/t gold at the Archangel prospect. This intersection included 1.2 m @ 62.09 g/t Au.Warburton said Red Mountain remained focused on delivering a significant resource upgrade for Batangas by the third quarter of this calendar year, and commencing in that period, a feasibility study for the project’s maiden commercial production.The Batangas project covers 270 km² and already contains an Indicated Resource of 10.1 Mt @ 1.2g/t Au for 393,000 oz of gold and 1,427,800 oz of silver, and an Inferred Resource of 3.8 Mt @ 0.88g/t Au for 108,000 oz of gold and 210,000 oz of silver.Warburton said internal studies on delivering higher grade and less tonnes through a standard CIL treatment facility could deliver a far higher commercial outcome for the company.All 10 holes to date from the latest Archangel drilling have intersected gold mineralisation.
Stay on target ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball FormSNES Games Officially Come to Nintendo Switch If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that you can and should play for dozens of hours. But eventually, you’re going to want to play something new on your Nintendo console/handheld hybrid. Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda is a new column highlighting cool, smaller Switch games to check out once you’ve saved Hyrule.We call this column Nintendo Switch Game’s That Aren’t Zelda, but Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas really stretches that definition to the breaking point. This epic yet approachable action-adventure should satisfy fans of Nintendo’s beloved franchise, but that’s because it takes most of its ideas from Link and company. Still, there are worse things to imitate, and Oceanhorn is a pretty good cover.Set in a fantasy archipelago in a world beset by sea monsters, players control a nameless, voiceless boy who has lost both parents to the dangers of the ocean. Now that you’re old enough, it’s time to leave your old hermit caretaker behind and sail off for righteous adventure while listening to tracks by Nobuo Uematsu, composer of other long-running Japanese adventure epic Final Fantasy. But first, you’ll need your shield and sword, which can of course do a spin attack if you hold down the button.The nautical island theme is very reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, specifically. Although you don’t control the wind, you do sail across an ocean overworld, shooting at monsters along the way, to get to your next island destination on the map. Some of the islands aren’t even needed to finish the quest. You just read about them in a bottle and stumble across their treasure.However, the bulk of the gameplay is closer to a chibi, top-down, 2D Zelda like Link’s Awakening, also set on an island. Each island is its own little overworld to explore. There are folks to talk to, heart pieces to find, and quests to take on from various human, fish, and bird people tribes.Descend into the caves of each island, and you’ll get the action and puzzle-solving dungeon gameplay Zelda is known for. These are fine facsimiles. There are few too many switch- and block-pushing puzzles, and the visual styles of early dungeons tend to blend. But later challenges make use of elemental spells in some clever ways, and I really dug the ancient robot aesthetics of the final few areas. Meanwhile, classic Zelda items like the bow and arrow, bombs, and jumpy not-Pegasus Boots prove themselves to be quite useful in the handful of solid boss fights.Overall dungeon design, and the progression in general, is pretty linear. In the best, most complex Zelda games, you usually have to do more thinking than just moving forward and solving the obvious puzzle in front of you. But nine times out of ten that strategy worked for me in Oceanhorn. However, I think that helps the game, especially as a portable experience. You can treat it as a series of digestible chunks. It’s easy to stop and later return without feeling overwhelmed. Plus, the $15 price point and 10-hour length should clue you in that this is a simpler, smaller scale experience.Oceanhorn isn’t a complete Zelda clone, though. It has more explicit RPG elements. As you vanquish monsters, you earn cash as well as experience to level up. The game has voice acting, something Zelda lacked until Breath of the Wild. And while the game world is essentially a 2D grid, there is also a lot of difference in elevation with peaks and valleys complicating the player’s path. This adds an interesting element of 3D navigation 2D Zeldas never really attempted.So how did Oceanhorn get away with being such an obvious “homage” to one of the biggest franchises in gaming? Simple. It first launched in 2013 on mobile devices, a platform where Zelda-style epics are much rarer. In an ecosystem where most games are free-to-play scams, a game with Oceanhorn’s scope, depth, visuals, and production value stands out. While the game looks and plays better on Switch, it’s not as special on a dedicated high-end gaming device.Still, even though it’s a Switch Game That Is(n’t) Zelda, Oceanhorn is a quick and fun little way to get a Zelda fix. I just hopes its ambitious-looking sequel arrives on Switch at some point as well.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WindNintendo SwitchEssential Nintendo Switch AccessoriesView as: One Page Slides1/51. Sail across Oceanhorn’s nautical island worlds.2. Explore caves and dungeons for treasure.3. Use the right item to take down bosses.4. Navigate the peaks and valleys of the overworld.5. Visit friendly characters for quests and advice.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
The World Probably Wont End on April 23 or June 24The World Probably Wont End on April 23 or June 24
American Horror Story Takes Us Back to the Days of Witches and WarlocksAmerican Horror Story Brings Back Another Murder House Resident Stay on target Friday the 13th is a walk in the park compared to April 23rd—the day the world ends.You’ve got 10 days to finish off your bucket list and say your final goodbyes; don’t bother booking a summer vacation this year.The Rapture is scheduled for Monday, April 23, based on a blend of old numerology, biblical re-readings, and conspiracy theories about the rogue “Planet X.”According to codes in the Bible (Book of Revelation 12:1-2), the end is nigh: “A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of 12 stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.”The Revelation 12 sign prophecy was originally proposed by David Meade for Sept. 23, 2017, when a literal fulfillment (or celestial coincidence) occurred over Jerusalem—an astronomical alignment of the constellations Virgo and Leo, the sun, moon, and planets Mercury, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter.The same positioning is expected later this month, though experts have dismissed the claim, saying that this particular sequencing happens every 12 years. Party poopers.But Meade won’t back down; the self-described “Christian numerologist” predicts a mythological planetary system, known as Planet X or Nibiru, will appear in the sky on April 23.“By early April of 2018, the disappearance of the Church (all true Christians worldwide also known as the Rapture) will occur,” he said, as reported by LADbible. “This will be followed quickly by the rise of the Antichrist, the appearance of Planet X, and World War III.“Seven years of tribulation will ensure,” he continued. “This is beyond any shadow of a doubt.”Trusted aeronautics and aerospace agency NASA has repeatedly debunked these predictions, saying that the so-called Nibiru planet “doesn’t exist.”“The story of Nibiru has been around for years and is periodically recycled into new apocalyptic fables,” the firm said in September 2017.There is, however, a case to be made for Planet X—a hypothetical Neptune-sized planet orbiting our sun far beyond Pluto. Nicknamed “Planet Nine,” the celestial body could have a mass about 10 times that of Earth. But it’s probably not going to trigger the end of the world.Don’t get too comfy, though: Another conspiracy theorist declared June 24 the actual apocalypse.Mathieu Jean-Marc Joseph Rodrigue has somehow interpreted another Book of Revelation passage—”He was given authority to act for 42 months”—as a doomsday indicator.According to the Daily Star, he added the devilish figure 666 and 42 months from the bible to “earlier calculations,” and came up with June 24, 2018.So much for all my anxiety over wedding planning…
Swiss left-back Ricardo Rodriguez’s agent would consider “a team that has a chance to win the Champions League” as he “won’t leave Milan easily,” his agent confirms via Football Italia.The agent met with Rossoneri sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli today, with some taking that as a sign the Swiss left-back will be sold.“It’s all good, we have an excellent relationship with Mirabelli,” Gianluca Di Domenico told MilanNews after the meeting.“There’s great transparency, it was him who wanted Ricardo at Milan, he followed him for a long time.“He’s happy in Milan, he wanted Milan and he loves the city. Milan are second in Europe for [Champions League] titles won and he’s happy to be here.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“If an offer comes in from a team that has a chance to win the Champions League then it would be legitimate for both Milan and the player to evaluate that option, but Ricardo won’t leave Milan easily.“I can’t confirm any offers, none have reached the table. There’s interest of course, but that’s normal for a player who is doing well at the World Cup. There’s no concrete offer on the table.“Leaving aside the period Milan are going through, this remains one of the biggest clubs in Europe.“Even outside of European competition, playing for Milan is a very important thing. There are teams playing in Europe that will never have the value Milan has.”
Rush to exhaust TCI Budget says Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, May 11, 2017 – Washington, DC – Following his attendance at the World Health Care Congress in Washington DC earlier this month, Health Minister Edwin Astwood says plans are under way for TCI to soon become a medical tourism destination. The two-day conference brought regional health ministers into conversation with agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and the American Hospital Association. At the conference Astwood focused on fostering relations with US, Caribbean and Latin American stakeholders on areas dealing with medical travel. He said he hopes TCI can develop a niche healthcare market with a reputation for “excellence in patient care, patient experience and satisfaction.”#MagneticMediaNews#MedicalTourism#MinisterEdwinAstwood Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #MedicalTourism, #MinisterEdwinAstwood
After splashing out around €120million during the summer transfer window, Wolverhampton Wanderers are not willing to slow down during the winter sessionClosely related to the Portuguese super-agent Jorge Mendes, the Wanderers have completed some notable signings following the Premier League promotion.Rui Patricio, Leander Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho, Diogo Jota, Adama Traore, and Raul Jiménez are just some of the players that arrived at the Molineux Stadium last summer.However, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo would like to add depth and some additional quality to his midfield department. According to the Italian news outlet, Calciomercato, the former Porto manager wants to buy AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie next January.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The 21-year-old Ivory Coast international is currently on a two-year loan at the Rossoneri, with the Serie A giants expected to make the transfer permanent next summer.Well established as a regular starter under Gennaro Gattuso, Kessie has registered eight Serie A appearances so far this season, having scored two goals and provided one assist.The Wolves wanted to sign the strong box-to-box midfielder already last summer, but Milan expressed no intention of selling their man. Moreover, Wolverhampton would have to allocate around €56.5million to snatch a deal, which would become club’s record signing.
LinkedIn has hired three editors to bolster its content production team. Caroline Fairchild will be a San Francisco-based new economy editor, Ramya Venugopal will be a senior editor based in India, and Maya Pope-Chappell will cover education and millenials based in New York. “In a way, joining Yahoo is a return to my digital-first roots,” he wrote on his personal Tumblr page. “I started going to Yahoo Finance for market news and data years ago while writing my daily blog, ‘Streetlife,’ which launched in September 1997 at Fortune.com…for all of Yahoo Finance’s scale and success, I see a tremendous opportunity to elevate it further. I look forward to exploring all the possibilities that the digital realm has to offer and to pushing out to other forms such as live events. The elevation process also entails expanding the creation of original premium content. This means bringing in distinguished reporters and journalists to break news and do groundbreaking and award-winning stories both in text and video and on mobile.” Marie Claire appointed Dawn Reese as Los Angeles director. Reese had been luxury director of sales for Glamour. Philip Michaels has been hired by Purch to be senior editor of Tom’s Guide and LaptopMag.com. Michaels had been the editor-in-chief of TechHive and executive editor of MacWorld.com. Here’s the rest of this week’s people on the move: Vulture, New York’s entertainment news vertical, has hired three writers. Gazelle Emami has been brought as senior editor, while Lauretta Charlton and Dee Lockett join as associate editors. Jay Gallagher was named publisher of Men’s Journal. Gallagher had been associate publisher of the magazine since 2013. Andy Serwer is the tech giant’s latest hire, coming over as editor-in-chief of Yahoo Finance. Serwer had been editor of Fortune for eight years until leaving the post last year. Yahoo continues to go after editors with magazine experience to lead up its digital content verticals. Penske Media named Paul Jowdy senior vice president and group publisher of WWD. Jowdy had been vice president and publisher of WWD. Kelsey Keith was named editor-in-chief of Vox Media’s Curbed. Keith had been special projects editor for Dwell.
Armed Services Chair Remains Deeply Skeptical of BRAC RequestArmed Services Chair Remains Deeply Skeptical of BRAC Request
Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, reiterated his opposition to the Pentagon’s request to conduct a BRAC round in 2017, in a fact sheet accompanying the chairman’s mark of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.The document acknowledges that DOD has expressed concerns that excess basing capacity is a financial drag on the department, as well as that its most recent capacity analysis is more than a decade old and does not reflect the probable future force posture.The fact sheet indicated, though, that Thornberry would remain extremely reluctant to approve a new round until the military’s roles and missions are better defined.“Chairman Thornberry is concerned that once an asset is lost through the BRAC process, it can never be regained, or is prohibitively expensive to replace. For that reason, he is deeply skeptical that BRAC is in the country’s national security interest,” it states.The fact sheet notes that the measure directs DOD to perform a new capacity analysis that “reflects the current threat profile and makes conservative assumptions about future end strength.”The Readiness Subcommittee’s portion of the defense policy bill includes a provision rejecting the administration’s BRAC request. The fact sheet can be found on the committee website. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
State MatSu Borough discuss Talkeetna sewer lagoon violationsState MatSu Borough discuss Talkeetna sewer lagoon violations
Representatives from the Mat-Su Borough have met with state officials regarding violations of the Clean Water Act at the Talkeetna sewer lagoon, but the details of those discussions have not yet been made public.Mat-Su Borough Attorney Nicholas Spiropoulos confirms that the borough is in discussions with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to come to an “amicable solution” regarding the violations. Spiropoulos says he cannot share specifics because a resolution has not yet been reached.Borough Assembly Member Randall Kowalke, whose district includes Talkeetna, believes the real goal of the meeting was to make improvements, rather than punish the borough. Kowalke also says he cannot discuss details from the meeting.Michael Solter, Compliance Program Mangaer for ADEC, says results may take time to manifest, since wastewater remains in the treatment system for more than six months. Solter believes that the state and the borough both recognize the issue and are working in good faith to solve it.Last November, the ADEC sent a letter to the borough, which operates the Talkeetna sewer and water system, stating that the state intended to begin enforcement actions for numerous violations the Clean Water Act. Specifically, the Talkeetna Sewer Lagoon has consistently been out of compliance on levels of fecal coliform and dissolved oxygen contained in treated water leaving the system and flowing to the Talkeetna River.The Mat-Su Borough attempted numerous temporary fixes last summer, including skimming grease from the surface of the lagoon, replanting vegetation, and artificially aerating the system. While those efforts did yield results, they were not enough to bring the system fully into compliance.Further meetings between ADEC and the borough are expected to take place next month.
Russian rocket explosion kills five at military site radiation levels increasesRussian rocket explosion kills five at military site radiation levels increases
Russia tests nuclear-capable ballistic missiles IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:47Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:46?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The S-300 air defence system launches a missile during the International Army Games 2016 at the Ashuluk military polygon outside Astrakhan, Russia, August 7, 2016.ReutersAt least five people were killed and three injured after a rocket exploded during tests at a military site in northern Russia, the state nuclear energy company Rosatom said on Saturday.Rosatom said the accident occurred during tests on a liquid propellant rocket engine on Thursday, RIA reported. Officials said the three injured staff members suffered serious burns in the accident. and were receiving the necessary medical treatment.It was previously reported that two people were killed in the accident and a nearby city reported a rise in radiation levels when the incident took place at the testing site in Nyonoksa. Rosatom’s engineering and technical division had been working on “isotope power source” for a propulsion system, the company told Russian media.The Russian Defence authorities had initially said that no harmful chemicals were released into the atmosphere and that radiation levels were unchanged.However, the radiation levels rose 20 times higher than normal, 2 microsieverts per hour, for about 40 minutes before returning to normal 0.11 microsieverts, Severodvinsk administration said. Both levels are too small to cause radiation poisoning. The city is located 47 km away from the explosion site in Nyonoksa.The Reuters reported that the statement by Severodvinsk administration was taken down from the Internet on Friday without explanation. Officials responded to media inquiries on the statement said that it was taken down “because this incident comes under the authority of the defence ministry,” reported the BBC.The incident resulted in high demand for iodine in pharmacies which was reported to be running out in the nearby Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk cities. “Yesterday it was all sold out,” said a pharmacist in Arkhangelsk told Russia’s Interfax news agency on Friday.”The excitement started at about five o’clock, and they bought all of it before we closed. At the checkout, people were discussing the news about radiation in Severodvinsk, the explosion at the military site.”Iodine is said to block the thyroid’s glands from absorbing radioactive iodine and help protect the gland from radiation injury. The pills can also cause adverse medical issues. While the details of the weapons system remained uncertain, media reported that the Nyonoksa naval site is known to carry out tests for its missile systems including intercontinental ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and anti-aircraft missiles. The site also includes nuclear-powered submarines. Close
Dr Reddys leads Indian charge of 130 billion Chinese pharma market stocksDr Reddys leads Indian charge of 130 billion Chinese pharma market stocks
Raghavendra NDr Reddy’s Laboratories is leading an Indian charge of the $130 billion Chinese pharma market, which is the world’s second largest. The likely liberalisation of the market by the Chinese regulator CFDA will benefit Indian pharma companies that have a solid presence in China, which is the world’s second largest pharma market, a report by Edelweiss Group says.Dr Reddy’s, which maintains a robust presence in China through a joint venture, is evolving a strategic plan to increase its revenue from the current $100 million. The company plans to achieve this by introducing new products and including more segments.The market has responded positively to the report with pharma stocks continuing their strong rally in the National Stock Exchange (NSE). Nifty Pharma sectoral benchmark hit a high of 9,278.70 after opening at 9,193.30. The index that benefited from the strong showing of Glenmark, Lupin and Aurobindo Pharma closed at about 9,263, up about 83 points or 0.91 per cent. Dr Reddy’s surged to an intraday high of 2792.55 from the previous close of 2765.20 to close 4.80 or 0.17 per cent up at 2,770.The company will strengthen its presence by scaling up the joint venture business and increasing the number of “dossier submissions and entries into new therapeutic areas,” MV Ramana, CEO, branded markets (India and emerging markets) of Dr Reddy’s, told Financial Express. According to Edelweiss, Dr Reddy’s, the largest foreign player in China, is poised to benefit from regulatory changes in the country. Dr Reddy’s plans to launch about 60 products and improve revenue significantly over the next seven to eight years, according to the report. PixabayThe company’s strong local partnerships have helped it commercialise some of the imported brands, the report says. The company’s revenue in FY18 was $100 million, with the help of its Canada-based joint venture Kunshan Rotam Reddy.”The size and growth of the market, our long presence and also the recent changes in China’s regulatory framework make this an attractive space for Dr Reddy’s. In terms of market size and expanded generic opportunity, China is the second largest pharma market with $130 billion in size, and generics form 65 per cent of the hospital market. About 22 per cent of the market is with off-patent innovators. While shortening the market access and reimbursement timelines for innovative drugs, China intends to replace the off-patent innovators with high-quality generics that opens up this share of the market to generic firms,” Ramana said.Dr Reddy’s US/EU portfolio mostly comply with Chinese regulations, while additional China-specific studies might be required in the case of some. “While in the past five years, we have had some good pipeline of filings, the plan is to scale this up and file a good number of dossiers in next few years,” he said.The Edelweiss report states that a growing Chinese pharma market and a relaxed Chinese drug regulator, CFDA, are likely to attract many Indian generic players. The relaxed norms may allow Indian companies to file their USFDA-approved products in China and get CFDA approval within months in the normal course. Among the drugs in demand, the most prominent are those for obesity, diabetes, respiratory illness and cancer.”While the regulations have been aligned with International Council of Harmonisation (ICH), there are China-specific requirements, which could pose challenges. Dr Reddy’s will continue to work to build strong regulatory capability and build on our experience to increase the probability of success for any new filing,” the report quoted Ramana as saying.
Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, delivers a speech during the 2018 Iran Uprising Summit in Manhattan, New York, US, on 22 September 2018. Photo: ReutersPresident Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Saturday said that US sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a “successful revolution,” contrasting with administration comments that government change in Tehran is not US policy.“I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them,” said Giuliani, who spoke in his own capacity though he is a Trump ally, at an Iran Uprising Summit held by the Organisation of Iranian-American Communities, which opposes Tehran’s government.“It could be in a few days, months, a couple of years. But it’s going to happen,” Giuliani told a crowd at a hotel in Times Square.Giuliani’s comments were in contrast with the Trump administration’s policy of not seeking a change of government even though it is reimposing sanctions that are crippling Iran’s economy.Trump ripped up a global deal on Iran’s nuclear programmeme in May and his administration is snapping back sanctions on the Islamic Republic, including measures on its oil exports from 4 November.The Trump administration hopes the sanctions will force Iran not only to curb its nuclear programme but also halt militancy in the Middle East.Iran says it has complying with the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran, the United States and five other world powers. A quarterly report by the UN atomic watchdog late last month said Iran had remained within the main restrictions of the agreement.Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton told Reuters in August that “regime change” in Iran is not American policy. He said the administration wants a massive change in the regime’s behaviour.Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US backed Gulf Arab States of carrying out a shooting attack at a military parade that killed 25 people on Saturday, though he did not name the regional states he believed were to blame.“The people of Iran obviously have now had enough,” Giuliani said on Saturday. “The sanctions are working. The currency is going to nothing … these are the kinds of conditions that lead to successful revolution.”Giuliani has suggested before that the re-imposition of sanctions was aimed at regime change. At a conference in June where he addressed the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran, he said Trump’s policy would suffocate Iran’s ayatollahs.The US State Department has said Giuliani does not speak for the administration on Iran.