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  • Stars Celebrate Love Is Louder Experience In New York

    first_imgLove is Louder has unveiled the first ever Love is Louder Experience in New York City at the Paramount Hotel located in the heart of Times Square.The Love is Louder Experience features exclusive merchandise, a gallery and interactive experiences.The Love is Louder movement is a project of The Jed Foundation, co-founded by actress Brittany Snow to support anyone feeling mistreated, alone or hopeless.Exclusive auction items signed by high-profile artists and personalities – including Demi Lovato, Paula Abdul, Monica Lewinsky and Michael Strahan – are being auctioned off through Lance Bass’s Famous Yard Sale.The Love is Louder Experience will be open to the public from Monday, June 23th to Thursday July 31st and will feature a Love is Louder shop with exclusive apparel, accessories and promotional items. All proceeds will go to fund Love is Louder clubs, events and programs.Apparel from Starshell’s Birthday Girl line will also be available in the space with profits going to the Love is Louder movement. The Love is Louder Experience is open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.The Love is Louder Experience features• A free #loveislouder photo booth.• Photos and artwork from artists and supporters of the Love is Louder movement.• Birthday Girl apparel and gifts.• A retail shop that benefits the Love is Louder movement.• Information on getting involved with Love is Louder.The Love is Louder Experience is at the Paramount Hotel, 235 W 46th Street (between 7th and 8th), New York, NY. Find out more here.last_img read more

  • Kinross earnings slide as costs rise revenue drops but outlook unchanged

    first_imgTORONTO – Kinross Gold Corp. says net earnings were down in the second quarter as revenue slipped and costs rose.The mining company says net earnings for the quarter ending June 30 came in at US$2.4 million, or nil per share, compared to US$33.1 million or three cents per share for the same quarter last year.Adjusted net earnings per share were three cents, below the four cents expected by analysts according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The slide in profits came as its all-in sustaining costs rose to US$1,018 per ounce of gold equivalent, up from US$910 per ounce in the same period of 2017, while revenue was down to US$775 million compared to US$869 million last year.The company says it has kept its outlook for the year unchanged at 2.5 million ounces at an all-in sustaining cost of US$975 per ounce.Kinross says it has temporarily halted a phase two expansion of its Tasiast mine in Mauritania as it continues negotiations with the government on its activities in the country.Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:K)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. The previous version incorrectly said Kinross was negotiating with Mauritania on taxation.last_img read more

  • UN refugee chief to head to Uganda and Tanzania

    29 February 2008The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will embark on an 8-day mission next week to Uganda and Tanzania to assess the situation of refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). While in Tanzania, António Guterres will kick off a two-year programme to bring an end to one of the world’s oldest protracted refugee situations: the exile of some 218,000 people from neighbouring Burundi who were forced to flee their country in 1972.“It will be one of our most important programmes on the African continent this year,” UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond said in a press briefing in Geneva.The so-called “1972 Burundians” are among the hundreds of thousands of Burundians who sought refuge in neighbouring countries that year to escape ethnic violence which killed an estimated 200,000 people. They are distinct from the over 110,000 Burundian refugees who arrived subsequently.After more than three decades, a breakthrough came last year when Tanzania announced its intention to close ‘Old Settlements’ which have been hosting Burundians who arrived in 1972, and the Governments of both countries have been working with UNHCR to find a solution.On 9 March, Mr. Guterres will launch the first repatriation by train of the “1972 Burundians” – of whom 20 per cent have expressed their desire to return to their home country – from Katumba settlement in Rukwa district.Those who wish to stay will be able to register for possible naturalization in Tanzania, and the roughly 76,000 refugees who are over 18 years old are expected to apply for Tanzanian citizenship.Last week, UNHCR appealed for $34 million to aid the voluntary repatriation and reintegration of the more than 40,000 refugees who wish to return to Burundi and also to assist those who choose to stay in Tanzania to integrate into their local communities.In addition to Burundians, Tanzania also currently shelters 96,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mr. Redmond said.During his stop in Uganda, the High Commissioner will visit Mulanda transit centre, where 1,600 of the 12,000 Kenyans who have fled recent post-electoral violence are taking refuge.He will also meet with some IDPs who have returned to their homes in the Pader district in the north of Uganda. Nearly one million Ugandan IDPs have returned or are preparing to do so since the movements began in 2006.Since UNHCR started its voluntary repatriation programme in May 2006, almost 35,000 Sudanese refugees have returned home from Uganda.For the Uganda leg of his trip, Mr. Guterres will be joined by Jean-Louis Schiltz, the Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian of Luxembourg, the top UNHCR donor per capita by far, contributing $25 per inhabitant in both 2006 and 2007. read more

  • Federal decision on Trans Mountain pipeline before election not guaranteed Sohi

    CALGARY — The federal government can’t guarantee it will have a decision on the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion prior to the next election, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi said.The deadline was pushed back to June 18 from May 22 on the recommendation of Indigenous communities and former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci, who is advising the government on the consultation process.The proposal to twin the existing Trans Mountain pipeline between Edmonton and Burnaby, B.C., was first approved by cabinet in 2016. The Federal Court of Appeal rescinded that decision in August, because it said neither the environmental review nor the Indigenous consultations had been properly completed. Construction firms fear gridlock as Ottawa delays decision on Trans Mountain pipeline Federal government extends deadline to make Trans Mountain decision to June 18 B.C. seeks pipeline ‘veto’ in new court battle with Ottawa, Alberta The federal government then purchased the project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion and, earlier this year, the National Energy Board endorsed the pipeline expansion after a reconsideration of its affect on marine life off the B.C. coast.The energy regulator said in February that it will impose 156 conditions on the project if it is approved. It has also made 16 new recommendations to the federal government.Sohi told reporters at a clean energy announcement in Calgary on Thursday that he doesn’t expect the deadline will be pushed back again.“We have been engaging with Indigenous communities for the last several months and we have close to 60 individuals and eight teams that are actually in B.C. and Alberta engaging in a meaningful way,” Sohi said.“I’m very confident that by June 18, cabinet will be able to make a decision on this project.”But despite the deadline, Sohi wouldn’t guarantee a decision would come before the next federal election expected this fall.“No, I cannot commit to that because it’s not my decision. It’s the decision of the cabinet,” he said.“What I can commit to is that we will follow the process, we will continue to engage Indigenous communities in a meaningful two-way dialogue to ensure that our constitutional obligation is met.”Sohi said he’s looking forward to working with the incoming Alberta premier Jason Kenney.“We have a shared goal of ensuring we are working hard on behalf of Albertans on a shared goal of continuing to grow the economy, to create jobs and to move forward in getting our resources to global markets,” he said.Sohi shrugged off Kenney’s plans to eliminate the carbon tax and lift the cap on Alberta oilsands emissions.“Each province is expected to have their own climate change plan in place and the cap on emissions from oilsands development is part of that plan and we look forward to working with the new government to understand how they will continue to either support that plan or have a new plan,” Sohi added.“We understand the amount of emissions that are generated in Alberta are significant.” read more

  • All Iraqis must join political process to build on electoral momentum –

    “It will be critical in the coming weeks to build upon the positive momentum generated by the elections,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in the report to the Security Council, pledging full UN support in the constitution-making process.”Failure to engage in a national dialogue and reconciliation could bring strife far more damaging that the compromises necessary for reaching a national consensus achieved through peaceful means,” he warns.”It will be important that the new Iraqi leadership signal clearly that all Iraqis will have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to participate fully in the process,” he adds, stressing that his Special Representative in the country, Ashraf Qazi, has been meeting with all segments of society for this very purpose.Mr. Annan notes that there are many ways in which the UN can provide specific help for the next phase of the transition, including the writing of a constitution, such as facilitating dialogue to maximize inclusiveness and consensus, providing technical aid, public information support and coordination of international assistance.”The United Nations has accompanied the Iraqis at every step of their political transition so far. We are determined to continue to do everything possible to implement our mandate under Security Council resolution 1546 (2004), as circumstances permit,” Mr. Annan writes of the world body’s mandate to promote national dialogue and consensus and coordinate international aid to the country.But he notes that political progress remains at the mercy of the “serious challenge” posed by continuing violence, adding: “I hope that Iraqis will seize the momentum gained from the elections to enable the political process to have a positive impact on the security situation.”The number of UN personnel continues to be constrained by security conditions “necessitating extremely well-protected living and working facilities within heavily-guarded areas,” he writes, putting current UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) international staff at 64, with a 134-member strong guard unit from Fiji.”Movement outside the Baghdad international zone, or similarly well-protected compounds in other parts of the country, continues to be extremely hazardous and therefore dependent on the protection of the multinational force,” he adds.But he also stresses that despite the fragile security environment, UNAMI, which has many local staff, has been able to continue reconstruction through implementing partners, including rehabilitating schools, water treatment and power plants, upgrading transmission systems and with housing projects, procurement and delivery of food, among a host of other activities.”Priority must be given to addressing the basic needs of all Iraqis,” he stresses. “Job creation, infrastructural improvements, institutional capacity-building and effective delivery of basic services are essential for making the political and security context more conducive to a successful transition process. Efforts in the area must therefore be intensified.”On human rights he notes that UNAMI continues to receive from a wide spectrum of sources consistent reports of excessive use of force against persons and property, as well as mass arrests by both the United States-led multinational force and Iraqi security forces.”The UNAMI Human Rights Office continues to work with Iraqi institutions and civil society to address the legacy of both past and present challenges with a view to fostering national reconciliation,” he adds. read more

  • Brock students finalists in Innovative Designs for Accessibility competition

    Four Brock University students are among the finalists in a provincial contest that focuses on removing barriers for people with disabilities.Shannon Misketis, Mackenzie Danen, Chris Bar and Kyle Boham have pitched an idea for a workshop that teaches Grade 3 students what life is like for friends and family in a wheelchair. They’re one of nine teams in the Council of Ontario Universities‘ (COU) annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition.“Ontario’s goal is to create an environment that is accessible to everyone, and Ontario universities are supporting students so that they can succeed and contribute strongly to the future of our province,” says Max Blouw, COU chair and president of Wilfrid Laurier University.The finalists from seven Ontario universities will showcase their inventions at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery Conference May 12-13 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. Winners will be announced May 13 at 2:15 p.m.Other finalists include a wristband that vibrates for people with visual disabilities to signal when friends are nearby, a portable toilet that expands to be big enough for wheelchairs, and a mapping system that rates the accessibility of each campus path.“Universities recognize the value in encouraging students to think about barriers faced by people with disabilities,” says Bonnie M. Patterson, COU president and CEO. “It is our wish that Ontario graduates will take that awareness into the world and break down barriers whenever they see them.”The winner and two runners-up will receive prizes of $1,500, $1,000 and $500 respectively. A bonus prize of $1,500 will be awarded to the IDeA that best addresses a barrier in para-sport and active living. read more

  • Lone ranger Sole Ohioan took different route to OSU

    Of the 23 players on the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team, senior forward Michele Tonnessen is the only Buckeye born and raised in Ohio. The other 22 members hail from dominant hockey domains like Minnesota, Wisconsin and Canada.The Gahanna native has been ice skating for as long as she remembers, but didn’t start playing hockey until she was 10 years old. With two older brothers who played, Tonnessen said she grew up around the sport and quickly became familiar with it.“After watching them play and having to travel around with my parents, I guess I just kind of decided I wanted to play rather than watch,” Tonnessen said.But Tonnessen encountered a dilemma many young girls face in non-traditional hockey states: women teams can be few and far between.Coach Jackie Barto said Ohio doesn’t possess as much strong talent as traditional hockey states, so the “bulk of our recruiting is up north.”“We’re looking to bring in the best hockey players at Ohio State,” Barto said. If there’s an Ohio girl who shows promise at the Division I level, “we’re going to try and make it work.”It was Tonnessen’s sophomore year of high school when college hockey became a real possibilities. After attending OSU’s summer camp, she weighed her skills against other campers and solicited advice from the coaches about her potential.“We knew she would be a hard worker, that she would continue to grow and develop while she’s here in our program,” Barto said.“Once I knew I had a chance, I knew that I wanted it,” Tonnessen said.So Tonnessen played with the boys until her senior year of high school. She switched to the women’s game after OSU coaches told her she’d need experience in the women’s game to be recruited.“It was kind of a no-brainer to switch over,” Tonnessen said.Tonnessen joined the Ohio Flames, a women’s club team, during the 2005-2006 season. The Flames advanced to nationals after becoming the 2006 Under-19 Mid-Am District Champions.Although playing the women’s game took some adjusting for the first two years, Tonnessen believes her experience in men’s hockey has helped her in the long run.“It makes you more physical, it makes you tougher, a bit faster,” Tonnessen said. “I think it just gives you an edge on everybody else. It makes you more competitive.”Even though the women’s game proved to be slower for Tonnessen, she said it took hard work to play the women’s way.“It was a lot more skill and finesse with stick handling,” she said. “You could see plays develop.”But despite the hockey program, Tonnessen said she came to OSU because it was close to home and her two brothers graduated as Buckeyes. It was more about the school and academics. Hockey was just a “bonus that ended up coming along with it,” she said.As Tonnessen’s collegiate hockey career comes to an end, Barto credits Tonnessen for being a great representative of OSU hockey.“She’s been a good teammate; … a positive influence and member of the program,” Barto said. “She’s become the best hockey player she can become.” read more

  • Irelands postbailout return to the bond markets raised €375 bn

    first_imgUpdated 15.03pmTHE IRISH GOVERNMENT has dipped into the bond market for the first time since the bailout exit last month, raising €3.75bn.Ireland’s bond yields have now fallen to levels not seen since before the 2008 financial crisis, currently at 3.543 per cent.Demand for the sale amounted to four times the value of the bond at €14 billion, and attracted interest from 400 fund managers, pension funds, insurance companies, banks and other investors, the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) said.In a statement, NTMA Chief Executive John Corrigan. said today’s sale demonstrated that international and domestic markets “recognise the enormous progress Ireland has made”.Today’s transaction is a real success that cements Ireland’s return to the international debt markets and provides a strong platform for bond auctions in 2014.The NTMA announced yesterday that it had appointed Barclays , Citi Bank, Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Davy Stockbrokers to manage the benchmark transaction.Originally published 10.45amRead: ‘Falling bond yields butter no parsnips’: 8 winners, 8 losers and 4 we couldn’t decide on from 2013 >last_img read more

  • Pay What You Want and Get Over 50 Hours of Excel Training

    first_img This $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 TodayThis Easy-to-Fly LED Drone Performs Acrobatic Moves If you want to succeed in business, you need to know Microsoft Excel. Whether you’re working for a big tech company or a small dental office, Excel is used in almost every workplace. It’s a powerful piece of software and can do many things, but it’s super hard to learn it on your own. Fortunately, you can easily learn the ins and outs of Excel with The Epic Excel 2019 Mastery Bundle, and the best part is you can get it all for a price you pick.Here’s how the deal works: Simply pay what you want, and you’ll automatically get 1 of the collection’s 7 courses. Beat the average price paid, and you’ll get the remaining 6 instantly.This 7-course bundle will teach you everything you need to become an Excel superstar. You’ll start with the basics of spreadsheets like rows, columns, and cells. Then you’ll move on to more advanced functions like charting, graphing, and calculating depreciation. You’ll even learn advanced programming features like how to use Microsoft VBA to automate time-consuming procedures.Whether you’re an experienced Excel user or brand new to the world of spreadsheets, this bundle will give you the skills you need to be an Excel guru.The Epic Excel 2019 Mastery Bundle normally costs $273, but you can get it now for a price you pick.Like this deal? Check out Vault — you’ll get four premium tools, including NordVPN and Dashlane, to supercharge your online security. Enter code VAULTONE to try it out for just $1! Stay on targetlast_img read more

  • Bahamas Striping Private Venture Capital fund puts up 1m

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 15, 2017 – Nassau – A $1M investment in new business ideas for younger Bahamians was highly praised by a string of leaders as #BahamasStriping Group of Companies continues to be a pace-setting firm.Among those speaking at the Investment Fund Launch held on Thursday at the Hilton in Nassau was country leader, Prime Minister, Dr Hubert Minnis who said, “Today, I have come to endorse the efforts of Bahamas Striping in going far beyond its remit in launching what is really a private venture capital fund.    It is my understanding that the company has taken $1m of its funds and will use it to establish funding opportunities to young adults who can come forward with bankable proposals…”The Prime Minister added,  “I need not tell you that there are countless examples of young individuals who have ideas to start a business enterprise but who have nowhere to turn to find the first red penny to advance their proposals.”Prime Minister said this bold initiative leads to dreams fulfilled and averts the negative social explosion caused when dreams die or are deferred.  Seven year old, Bahamas Striping and its President and Founder, Atario Mitchell was praised for opening the doors for many through its million dollar investment fund. Related Items:#BahamasStriping, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bahamas Striping gets international contract in Turks and Caicoslast_img read more

  • New Michael Jackson Scream Project Announced

    first_img Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 18, 2015 – 1:49 pm Michael Jackson Wins Record Of The Year See What’s Up With Michael Jackson’s ‘Scream’ new-michael-jackson-scream-project-announced News According to Variety, the project — which is titled after Jackson’s 1995 hit collaboration with sister Janet Jackson — will be released on Sept. 29. Fans may be hoping for unreleased material, but co-executer of Jackson’s estate John Branca leads us to believe Scream will likely be a new compilation album while dashing any hopes for brand-new music.”I don’t foresee us releasing any more unreleased music for quite some time,” Branca told Variety. “That doesn’t mean there won’t be interesting record releases in the very near future.”Branca teased there were two Jackson-related announcements coming “soon,” presumably including Scream, but he didn’t elaborate further, noting new projects were waiting a quality stamp of approval.”Michael had an expression: ‘The quality goes in before the name goes on,'” said Branca. “So we are not ready to announce them yet.”Looks like we might have to wait to find out how the latest posthumous chapter of the King of Pop’s legacy will be written.’Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D’ Set To Premiere Latest project from the GRAMMY winner will see a Sept. 29 release in an as-yet unknown format Renée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 5, 2017 – 4:22 pm Fast on the heels of a 3-D version of Michael Jackson’s classic 1983 video “Thriller” at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 4, a new project from the GRAMMY winner has been announced — we just don’t know much about it.center_img Twitter Facebook Jackson’s Twitter account teased the release of Scream using animated Halloween imagery, such as black cats and spiders, in a short, enigmatic video. New Michael Jackson ‘Scream’ Project Announced last_img read more

  • Pakistan reconstitutes Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee list

    first_imgJust a day ahead of the second round of talks between India and Pakistan over fixing of modalities of the Kartarpur corridor, Pakistan has reconstituted its Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) list, thereby dropping the name of a pro-Khalistan member from talks. On Friday, Pakistan, in an official statement, said, “The Federal Government (Federal Cabinet) has been pleased to re-constitute the Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC).” Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Addressing India’s concerns raised earlier, Pakistan removed the name of pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla from the list. Officials of the two countries are slated to meet on July 14 to finalise modalities of the corridor and related technical issues. The Kartarpur route along the India-Pakistan border is three kilometres away from Gurdaspur, Punjab. Once opened, it would allow Sikh pilgrims direct access to the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan, where Guru Nanak Dev died in 1539. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us Sources added that the work on the corridor is expected to be completed by October 31, ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. One of the main points in the discussion would be India’s demand for the construction of a bridge by Pakistan in the creek area. India has raised concerns regarding the possible flooding of Dera Baba Nanak due to the construction of an embankment-filled road on the Pakistani side. Advertise With Us While India has already been building a bridge on its side to provide all-weather connectivity for the Kartarpur corridor, it has urged Pakistan to build a similar bridge on their side as it would provide safe and secure movement of the pilgrims while also addressing concerns over flooding. The other key issues on the table would be the number of pilgrims allowed to access the corridor, safe and unhindered movement of pilgrims throughout the year, whether they would travel as individuals or groups, and whether they would travel by transport or foot. Additionally, India will spend Rs 500 crore to build the corridor. The money would be spent, among other things, on installing a high tech security and surveillance system to ensure the safety of pilgrims and creating an all-weather facility to cater to 10,000 pilgrims on special occasions and 5000 pilgrims on a daily basis.last_img read more

  • Sensex opens over 300 points up auto counters gain

    first_imgA man looks at a screen displaying market updates inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiReuters [Representational Image]The 30-scrip S&P BSE Sensex on Friday opened in the positive territory owing to the recovery in rupee and ease in the crude oil prices.Healthy buying was witnessed in all sectors on BSE led by finance, banking and auto counters.The Sensex of the BSE opened at 34,743.95 from its previous close at 34,431.97 on Friday.At 9.18 a.m., the Sensex traded at 34,730.64 up by 298.67 points or 0.87 per cent.The Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) opened at 10,462.30 after closing at 10,380.45.The Nifty traded at 10,486.35 during the morning trade session, up 105.90 points and 1.02 per cent.last_img read more

  • En Pocas Palabras Lo que tienes que saber sobre los proyectos de

    first_img Share La cuenta atrás para el final del período legislativo en Texas está llegando a su fin.Jerónimo Cortina te cuenta en poco más de un minuto cuál es el saldo legislativo: qué proyectos de ley pasaron y cuáles no, y qué significa esto para ti y los tuyos. Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

  • What women want

    first_imgBased on the works of Dario Fo and Franca Rame, Orgasm – A Tiny Little Death is a play that brings forth monologues straight from the mind to the proscenium. Presented by Saanjha Sapnaa, Orgasm is a series of four monologues dealing with female oppression. In turns comic and deeply moving, this play is Dario Fo and Franca Rame’s theatrical brilliance collaborated to present a popular approach to feminism, an engaging blend of mime, story-telling, burlesque and stand-up comedy. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The team behind the presentation warns well in advance that the play contains explicit references to adult situations and contain language and imagery that may cause offence – so viewer discretion is seriously advised. Saanjha Sapnaa is a group of art enthusiasts committed to channelize social, cultural and educational change. As a nonprofit organization their motto is to embark new horizon in the fields of performing and visual arts. We are dedicated to mobilise resources to empower audience through enriching theatrical experiences. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTheir previous productions include The Shadows Within, Somewhere Between the Sky and The Sea (both won at the Short and Sweet Theatre Festival in two consecutive years of 2010 and 2011), The Sum of Your Experiences was nominated at the same festival in almost all categories and won the best actor award. These guys have also performed their renditions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Seagull (Anton Chekov), Happy Ending (Bertolt Brecht), Jhootan (Om Prakash Valmiki), The Odd Couple (Neil Simon), Medea (Euripides) and more. Orgasm promises to be quite a treat, in all sense of it. Don’t miss it!last_img read more

  • Death of infant sparks outrage at city hospital

    first_imgKolkata: The family members of a 4-month-old infant who died due to alleged medical negligence at Dr B C Roy Hospital on Tuesday, staged a demonstration demanding action against those responsible behind his death.The incident triggered tension among the patients and their family members inside the hospital campus on Tuesday morning. The infant, identified as Ankon Tarafdar, a resident of Ghoshpara area of Kestopur, was admitted to the hospital on March 4 as he had been suffering from high fever. The infant was taken to the ICU on Saturday night as his condition deteriorated. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseOn Sunday night, the health condition of the baby deteriorated further as a result of which the doctors decided to shift him to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). All the efforts of the doctors went in vain when the patient succumbed to his ailments on late Monday night. The patient was suffering from acute pneumonia. As the news of the patient’s death spread, some of his family members gathered outside the hospital and staged a protest demonstration. After being informed, police reached the spot. Immediately, the family members gheraoed the police officers. Senior police officers later brought the situation under control. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe family members of the victim alleged on Tuesday that the patient had died due to the negligence of some doctors and nurses in the hospital. They also demanded a probe into the incident. Had the doctors taken preventive measures, the patient would not have died, alleged the patient’s relatives. According to the police, no one was manhandled in the incident and no property was damaged during the demonstration. Police have not yet received any specific complaint from any side.last_img read more

  • Colombia landslide Long cleanup fading hope

    first_imgSALGAR, Colombia – Residents of the Colombian town hit by a massive landslide began a difficult clean-up Tuesday, as rescuers resumed the increasingly hopeless search for those still missing after a disaster that claimed at least 64 lives.After spending the night in shelters, residents of La Margarita, the hardest-hit town, returned to the ruins of their community to search for missing family members or shovel out the mud that filled their homes.Rescue workers, meanwhile, resumed the search for victims, which they had to call off overnight as the heavy rains that triggered the landslide continued pounding the area.With the help of residents and specially trained dogs, they swept the area looking for more bodies buried in the mud and hoping to find some of the missing still alive.But hope was growing slim as the death toll continued to rise. The national disaster management agency said Tuesday morning that at least 64 people were killed in the landslide, increasing its previous toll by two.Forensics experts have identified 18 of the bodies, which will undergo autopsies in the city of Medellín.“It’s horrible. There are no words for it. It’s like a dream, like coming in for a landing when you see the magnitude of the disaster,” said Nora Quinceño, who was sleeping like most locals when the disaster struck around 3 a.m. Monday. Residents stand next to rubble after a landslide in Salgar Municipality, Antioquia, Colombia, on May 19, 2015. A massive landslide tore through a ravine in northwest Colombia Monday before dawn. Raúl Arboleda/AFPAt least 40 people were injured in the landslide, which tore through the municipality of Salgar in the mountains of northwest Colombia after the Liboriana River burst its banks and sent a flood of mud rushing down a ravine.“I had a daughter and granddaughter living there who were swept away. We’re at a loss, we don’t have anywhere to go,” Omar Londono, another survivor, told AFP.Electricity and water service have still not been restored to the area, but dump trucks arrived to cart off loads of mud and debris.President Juan Manuel Santos, who visited the area Monday, promised residents: “We will not forget you.”He described the scene as something out of Dante.More than 350 emergency workers have been dispatched to the area to assess the damage, set up shelters, distribute drinking water, treat the injured and provide psychological counseling. Residents clean a home after a landslide in Salgar municipality, Antioquia, Colombia on May 18, 2015. Raúl Arboleda/AFPDwindling hope Santa Margarita, which the local mayor said was practically “wiped off the map,” is one of four towns that make up Salgar, a municipality of 17,000 people in the department of Antioquia.Rescue workers met first thing Tuesday morning in a Salgar church to coordinate the complicated search for victims.“The rain fell all night, the river’s current swelled again and that is going to make recovering victims very difficult,” said Alfredo Vergara, the chief of the Salgar fire department.The hope of finding the missing alive is growing ever slimmer, he said.“I think what we’ll find now are bodies,” he told AFP.Officials are monitoring the river to warn residents if there is a risk of another landslide.Those who lost their homes are being housed in three temporary shelters and on coffee plantations, the main industry in the area.“It’s not an easy situation. Whole families have been lost,” said César Ureña, the head of the Colombian Red Cross.Colombia’s tropical climate and mountainous landscapes make it prone to landslides.Salgar’s Municipal Development Plan for 2012 to 2015 had highlighted the risk of landslides in the area, local media reports said Tuesday. Related posts:Colombia suspends peace talks with FARC after general kidnapped One American hunts for emeralds in Colombia. But many want to stop him Colombia is again the world’s top coca producer. Why that’s a blow to the US Cúcuta: Colombia’s city of contraband and a broken Bolivarian dream Facebook Commentslast_img read more

  • Putin urges all to fight IS group backs Syrias Assad

    first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise meeting with Syria’s foreign minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged his support Monday for Syrian President Bashar Assad and called on all Middle East nations to join forces to fight Islamic State militants.The war in Syria, which began with protests in March 2011, has killed more than 220,000 people. Russia, which has traditionally strong ties to Syria, has been seen as a key to a peaceful solution and has previously rebuffed suggestions that Assad’s resignation could help end the war. Top Stories Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mualem, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s Kremlin, Russia on Monday, June 29, 2015. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday then was whisked to the Kremlin to meet with Putin.Putin told the Syrian envoy that Russia’s “policy to support Syria, the Syrian leadership and the Syrian people remains unchanged.”Speaking after the meeting, al-Moallem said he was assured that “Russia will continue to help Syria politically, economically and militarily.”Putin also urged other Middle East countries to help Syria fight the armed Islamic factions that now control parts of the Syrian capital and large parts of the city’s suburbs.Putin said Moscow’s contacts with the countries in the region, including with Turkey and Saudi Arabia, “show that everyone wants to contribute to fight this evil,” he said, referring to Islamic State militants.He exhorted all nations in the region, whatever their relations with Syria are, to “pool their efforts together” to fight Islamic militants.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Parents, stop beating yourself up New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img read more

  • Indian Railways gets highest ever funding of Rs 15 lakh crore

    first_imgLife Insurance Corporation, the country’s biggest insurer, committed to invest Rs 1.5 lakh crore in Indian railways over the next five years. In this historic landmark achievement, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Railways and Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) in the presence of the Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley and the Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu at a function here today. The signatories of MoU were Rajalakshmi Ravikumar, Financial Commissioner, Ministry of Railways and S K Roy, Chairman, LIC.Speaking on the occasion, the Railway Minister said that this is the first such step in its endeavour to make Indian Railways prosperous in the future. He said that with such encouraging initiatives, the Ministry of Railways will be able to augment its resources for speedier execution of projects. Suresh Prabhu said that the resultant enhanced throughput of traffic is likely to further increase the capacity to carry more to meet with a growing transportation demand leading to a robust economy. He thanked the officials of the Finance Ministry, LIC and the Railway Ministry for working together as a team to make this deal a big success.Under this MoU, LIC will make available to the Ministry of Railways/its entities a Financial Assistance with a limit of 1,50,000 crore over the next five years for implementing Railway projects. The Financial Assistance will be available from the Financial Year 2015-16. In his Budget Speech, Suresh Prabhu had announced his intention of meeting a part of the total Plan Budget of Rs 1, 00,011 crore for the financial year 2015-16, through extra budgetary resources, such as market borrowings by tapping low cost long term funds. The challenge has been successfully met in a substantial measure by the signing of this MoU for mobilising resources.The Minister of State for Finance, Jayant Sinha, the Minister of Railways, Manoj Sinha were also present on the occasion. Also present on the occasion, among others, were A K Mital, Chairman, Railway Board, Hasmukh Adhia, Secretary (FS), Railway Board Members and senior officials from Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Railways and LIC.last_img read more