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  • Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

    first_imgLONDON – Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections.The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail, it said in a blog post late Monday.The company took action after being tipped off Sunday evening by U.S. law enforcement officials, who notified the company about recently discovered online activity, “which they believe may be linked to foreign entities,” Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, wrote in the post .U.S. tech companies are stepping up security and efforts to fight disinformation campaigns to prevent online troublemakers from trying to divide voters and discredit democracy. Facebook’s purge is part of countermeasures to prevent abuses like those used by Russian groups two years ago to sway public opinion ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.Gleicher said the company will provide an update once it learns more, “including whether these accounts are linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency or other foreign entities.”Almost all of the Facebook Pages associated with the blocked accounts appeared to be in French or Russian. The Instagram accounts were mostly in English and were focused either on celebrities or political debate. No further details were given about the accounts or suspicious activity.Last month, Facebook removed 82 pages, accounts and groups tied to Iran aimed at stirring up social strife in the U.S. and the U.K. It carried out an even broader sweep in August, removing 652 pages, groups and accounts linked to Russia and Iran. Twitter says it has identified more than 4,600 accounts and 10 million tweets, mostly affiliated with the Internet Research Agency, that it says were linked to foreign meddling in U.S. elections, including the presidential vote of 2016.The Internet Research Agency is essentially a Russian troll farm that has been indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller for its actions during the 2016 election.last_img read more

  • Top UN legal official outlines judicial options to fight piracy off Somalia

    “Achieving international standards will be a critical step because it will open the way for naval States to be able to enter into arrangements with Somali authorities for the transfer of piracy suspects apprehended at sea,” said Patricia O’Brien, the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs in a briefing to the Council.Ms. O’Brien was outlining to the Council the legal options contained in the reports by the Secretary-General and his former Special Adviser on Legal Issues Related to Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, Jack Lang, on how Somalia and the international community can legally step up counter-piracy efforts.On the modalities of establishing specialized anti-piracy courts inside Somalia as recommended in Mr. Lang’s report, Ms. O’Brien said the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are already helping local authorities in the Somaliland and Puntland regions of Somalia to build the capacity of the local courts to try piracy cases.Bringing the courts in Somaliland and Puntland to international standards could take three years, but that timeframe could be shortened through the use of international experts to assist and mentor local professionals.“Initial research my Office confirms that there are legal professionals among the Somali diaspora who could be contacted to determine whether they would be willing and able to play this role,” said Mr. O’Brien.The UNDP and UNODC assistance programmes have faced the challenges of seriously out-of-date criminal and procedural codes and shortages of trained judges and other legal professionals, she added.On the option of establishing an anti-piracy court in another State in the region, Ms. O’Brien told the Council that Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and regional administrations are not in favour of having a Somali court outside the country’s borders.“In the most recent consultations, officials of the Transitional Federal Government, and of Puntland and Galmudug, expressed their preference for the location of any such court within Somalia, and confirmed their willingness to work toward agreement on a location for it,” said Ms. O’Brien.“If the proposal for an extraterritorial Somali court were to process, a key ‘modality’ would be the negotiation of an agreement between the Transitional Federal Government and the host State to regulate their respective rights obligations,” she added.She stressed that her Office was ready to look into greater depth any of the options in the Secretary-General’s report on piracy off the coast of Somalia, if the Council decided to mandate the Secretary-General to do so. 21 June 2011Helping the courts in Somalia attain international standards to handle trials of suspects arrested for engaging in maritime piracy off the East African coast can be an important step in combating the scourge in the Indian Ocean, the top United Nations legal affairs official told the Security Council today. read more

  • Three soldiers arrested over shooting reremanded

    They also recommended the military to investigate into the matter and bring the criminals to book. (Colombo Gazette) Three soldiers arrested over the shooting incident at Rathupaswala, Weliweriya in 2013, were today ordered to be re-remanded till April 7.The order was issued by the Gampaha Chief Magistrate. Human rights groups had condemned the crackdown against the protest by villagers who were demanding clean drinking water for thousands of residents of Weliweriya and have criticised the manner in which authorities had handled the situation.The Sri Lanka Human Rights Council (SLHRC) in 2013 submitted a report on the Rathupaswala incident claiming that the murders were committed by the alleged open air firing at protesters by the Army. The three soldiers were arrested last month over the Rathupaswala shooting incident and were remanded till today. Violence erupted during a protest by residents of Rathupaswala on August 01, 2013 as security forces and protesters clashed in Weliweriya, resulting in the death of three persons and over 30 injured. read more

  • UN mission Annan urge restraint after violent demonstrations in Côte dIvoire

    Peacekeepers with the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) fired warning shots in the air when they were faced with an increasingly unruly crowd, the mission said in a statement issued in Abidjan. The statement stressed that at no time did UNOCI troops aim at civilians.The demonstrations had targeted UNOCI’s headquarters in Sector East, the UN military observer’s office and the business district of Bouaké, which is in the north of Côte d’Ivoire, an area controlled by the rebel Forces Nouvelles group.Mr. Annan “is concerned at the deteriorating security situation” in the West African country, a statement issued by his spokesman said. “The Secretary-General strongly appeals to all Ivorian parties to desist from any action that could aggravate the situation in the country.”Mr. Annan also urged all sides to commit to the full and unconditional implementation of the peace and reconciliation process, which the Security Council said last month had been marked by a lack of recent progress.UNOCI said it counted on the support of security forces to ensure the protection of UN personnel and property in Côte d’Ivoire, and reminded them of an earlier Security Council resolution binding them to cooperate fully with the work of UNOCI. read more

  • De Beers Canada finishes head office move from Toronto to Calgary in

    CALGARY – De Beers officially opened its new Canadian headquarters in Calgary on Wednesday after relocating from Toronto as it prepares to open what it calls the biggest diamond mine under construction in the world.Kim Truter, the CEO of De Beers Canada, said the company weighed where it was best to locate its office with two mines north of Yellowknife, one in Ontario and exploration activities across the country.“We looked at a lot of options because we had to look at our centre of gravity in relation to where our operations were,” said Truter.“And then, taking into account things like logistics, cost of living, attraction and retention — so all of those criteria — and Calgary came out the winner,” he said.The new office is right next to the Calgary International Airport, giving the company convenient connections to De Beers’ head office in London as well as its remote mines in Canada, Truter said.Mary Moran, head of Calgary Economic Development, said she was thrilled to have a company like De Beers Canada choose the city for its head office.“There are company and then there are companies,” said Moran. “We are certainly honoured and delighted that Calgary is part of De Beers’ global presence.”The Calgary office will have close to 70 staff, down from closer to 100 employees it had at its previous Toronto office.The reduction is part of a broader consolidation of De Beers staff in Canada, with some positions in Yellowknife also eliminated and others outsourced, said Truter.Overall, the company has dropped its staff and contract numbers in the last year from around 2,200 to 1,300 today.The restructuring comes as the company faces a depressed diamond market that forced it to suspend production at its Snap Lake mine a couple hundred kilometres northeast of Yellowknife last year about a decade ahead of schedule.The softened diamond market has hit the market for both small and large stones, with Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp. (TSX:LUC) last week failing to sell the largest diamond found in over a century at auction.But the downturn hasn’t stopped DeBeers from going ahead with the $1-billion Gahcho Kue mine in the Northwest Territories that it expects to open later this year.The new mine will employ about 550 staff and contractors, with some of the more than 400 people who lost their jobs at Snap Lake moving to the new mine.Truter said the Snap Lake underground mine was a complicated operation that was troubled from the start, and doesn’t expect similar issues at the open pit Gahcho Kue mine.He said the company is also working to add to the mine-life of its Victor mine in northern Ontario that is scheduled to close in 2018.On Wednesday, Dominion Diamond Corp (TSX:DDC), one of De Beers’ biggest competitors in Canada, announced it was going ahead with a US$647 million expansion of its Ekati diamond mine in the Northwest Territories that will add eight years to the mine’s life.———Follow @ibickis on Twitter De Beers Canada finishes head office move from Toronto to Calgary in down market Kim Truter, CEO of De Beers Canada, speaks to reporters at the opening of their facility in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, July 6, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 6, 2016 2:09 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 6, 2016 at 4:02 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

  • UN experts urge China to immediately and unconditionally release human rights lawyer

    According to a news release issued Thursday by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the lawyer, Jiang Tianyong, was jailed for two years after being found guilty of inciting subversion of the State’s power. “Mr. Jiang’s trial clearly fell short of international standards and his conviction represents an unfair and arbitrary punishment of a human rights lawyer and defender, whose only crime was to exercise his rights to free speech and to defend human rights,” the experts said in the release. “Domestic judicial procedures should be in compliance with China’s international human rights obligations,” they added. According to the news release, Mr. Jiang, whose wife and daughter are in exile in the United States, was an outspoken defender of his fellow human rights lawyers who were arrested in an unprecedented crackdown in July 2015. On Tuesday, 21 November, he was found guilty of the incitement charge by the Changsha Intermediate People’s Court after a supposed confession in August, the release noted, adding that the UN experts had previously expressed concern that his confession may have been coerced by the use of torture, in contravention of the Chinese Criminal Procedures Law and international human rights standards. Those adding their voice to the call on the Government are Philip Alston, the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights; Michel Forst, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders; David Kaye, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; José Antonio Guevara Bermúdez, the Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. The release also noted that last August, during a visit to China, Mr. Alston had met with Mr. Jiang, and, in December, expressed concern that Mr. Jiang’s enforced disappearance may have occurred, at least in part, in reprisal for the lawyer’s cooperation with the UN during his visit.The rights experts have been in contact with the Chinese Government on several occasions to raise their concern, it added. UN Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

  • ORS offering three sessions and workshops this month

    The Office of Research Services is offering three events for researchers during the month of April.Killam Research Fellowship Information SessionThis webinar-format session will include the participation of Brock’s 2008 Killam Research Fellow, Elizabeth Sauer, and Leah Bradshaw, who served on the Killam adjudication committee from 2014-2017. The session is strongly recommended for faculty who are applying to the upcoming competition, those who intend on applying in the near future, and to research administrators and facilitators. The event takes place Tuesday, April 10 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Plaza 600F.Canadian Common CV (CCV) WorkshopThis workshop will be facilitated by ORS research officers who have extensive hands-on experience with the CCV for NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC and foundations. The first 20 to 30 minutes of the workshop will be an overview presentation of the CCV. The remainder of the time is available for attendees to work independently on their CCV with facilitators present to answer individual questions and offer tips and guidance. Drop-ins are welcome at any time during the session. This workshop is open to all faculty and research staff who work with the CCV.Please bring your own laptop and a recent CV. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. The event takes place Friday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon in Cairns 207. RSVPs are requested at orsadmin@brocku.caEarly Researcher Awards (ERA) Information SessionHosted by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science, this session will provide an overview of the ERA program, information on the peer review process and an opportunity to ask program- and application-related questions. Two recent Brock recipients of an ERA will share their experiences in the application process.All eligible researchers who are interested in applying to the ERA program this year, or in coming years, are encouraged to attend. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. The event takes place Monday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to noon in Sankey Chamber. RSVPs are requested at orsadmin@brocku.ca read more

  • Buckeye Brief Ohio State running back Mike Webers reward struggles of defensive

    Ohio State redshirt junior H-back Parris Campbell races to the end zone for a touchdown that was called back due to a holding penalty during the second quarter of the Buckeyes’ game against Army. Credit: Nick Clarkson | Social Media EditorOhio State rebounded well Saturday after its 31-16 loss to Oklahoma, beating Army 38-7. Coach Urban Meyer shared his view on what he expects to see from the team in the next couple days before its next matchup against UNLV at a press conference Monday afternoon. Here are some of the key takeaways.Struggles of passing defenseA game in which Ohio State’s defense allowed just 19 passing yards could be viewed as a positive for the team, but only if the context is removed. Ohio State faced off against the least-productive passing offense in college football, as Army had accumulated just 17 passing yards over its first two games of the season. The Black Knights almost solely relied on the triple-option for offensive production. After the game, Ohio State went from ranking last in average passing yards allowed per game (403 yards) to ranking 101st (275 yards), but Meyer said Monday that passing defense is still an area the team is looking to improve.He added that the team’s younger and more inexperienced players could earn themselves playing time if he doesn’t notice improvements, listing freshman cornerbacks Shaun Wade and Jeffrey Okudah as two players who have caught his eye.“Wade’s been dinged up a little bit. He didn’t practice at all,” Meyer said. “Okudah is scratching the surface of playing time. [Cornerback Kendall] Sheffield is getting better. He had his best week of practice last week. And I know it’s [Sheffield’s] third year in college, but he’s not had a lot of experience. And [cornerback Denzel] Ward’s gotta continue to get better. Those are the guys we keep moving forward.”Going back to Oklahoma filmIn preparing for their matchup against the Black Knights, the Buckeyes had to put away the film from the Oklahoma game as they prepared for a team that could not have been much more different than the Sooners. Now that Ohio State has beat Army, it can go back to look at and learn from the Week 2 film as it prepares for more commonly used spread offenses in UNLV and Rutgers.In fact, Meyer said the team already has.“[The defense] spent all day yesterday on Oklahoma,” Meyer said. “Graded the effort and rewarded the effort in here with me and the team, and they went to work. And they’ll continue to work on, because now we’ll see another spread offense.”Campbell being used moreWith six wide receivers listed as starters, it could be viewed as a challenge for any one player to stand above the pack. But if anyone in the receiving corps has looked like he could take that next step, it would probably be H-back Parris Campbell. Campbell leads the team in receiving yards with 217, ranks fifth in rushing yards with 32 on three carries and has averaged 36.5 yards on kickoff returns in four attempts. The redshirt junior first flashed his explosion against Indiana in the opening week, when he caught a pass on a short crossing route and bolted through the secondary, taking the ball 74 yards for a touchdown. He used that speed again versus Army, nearly scoring his first rushing touchdown of the season when he broke out past the defense and into the end zone, before it was brought back due to a holding penalty. Meyer said he sees a lot of former Buckeye H-back and current Carolina Panthers wideout Curtis Samuel in Campbell, and added he’d like to get the ball in Campbell’s hands more often.“Everybody can see [the comparison]. I was so upset we had another holding call,” Meyer said. “Parris has that kind of skill set.”Weber could be ‘rewarded’For the bulk of this season, redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber has been helplessly watching from the sideline as freshman running back J.K. Dobbins dominates on the field. Weber has been limited to 42 yards on seven carries due to a lingering hamstring injury that has prevented him from seeing regular playing time.However, Weber is coming off a season as Ohio State’s primary running back in which he rushed for 1,096 yards on 182 carries and added 91 receiving yards on 23 catches.Despite his injury and Dobbins’ success as the No. 1 running back so far, Weber could still return in a major role for Ohio State’s offense once he is fully healthy.“He’ll be rewarded once he gets back full speed,” Meyer said. “It’s not that Mike’s a lost soul around here … He’s very critical for us as we continue to move forward in conference play coming up in a few weeks.”The third-year running back had just four carries for 13 yards in Saturday’s 38-17 victory over Army.Nuernberger could start as kickoff specialistAnother area Meyer cited kickoff coverage of an area needing dire improvement. Freshman kicker Blake Haubeil has handled kickoff duties so far this season, and Meyer said the freshman and the rest of that special team have not been effective thus far.“Kickoff coverage is a mess right now,” Meyer said. “We don’t have a kicker that can kick the ball. If you notice, one almost went out up in the seats.”Army returned five kicks during the game and averaged 23.2 yards in returns, including a 43- yard return. The Black Knights twice began a drive after a kickoff twice beyond their own 25-yard line, and Oklahoma was able to bring the ball out beyond its own 25-yard line three of its times in four returns. Meyer suggested the poor start for Haubeil could lead to a change, stating that redshirt junior kicker Sean Nuernberger could become the team’s new kickoff specialist. read more

  • Inmet and Petaquila Copper reach agreement on acquisition

    first_imgInmet Mining and Petaquilla Copper (PTC) have signed a letter agreement pursuant to which PTC’s board of directors has agreed to unanimously support a revised offer by Inmet to acquire all the outstanding common shares of PTC. The Minera Petaquilla Copper Project in Panama has been ranked as one of the top five copper projects in the world by CRU International in its 1996 Next Generation of Copper Mine Projects report. This worldclass copper deposit encompasses most of the mining district of Donoso in the Province of Cocle. The project area covers 795 km2 and contains a massive porphyry deposit, which hosts 1,461 Mt of mineralisation grading 0.493% Cu, 0.015% Mo, and 0.11 g/t Au. The resources occur in three project areas: Botija, Petaquilla, and Valle Grande. The minimum recoverable contained metal reserves (non NI-43-101 compliant) are: 9,400 Mlb of copper, 1.37 Moz of gold, 24.1 Moz of silver, and 131.1 Mlb of molybdenum. Fluor Daniel Wright performed the first of two feasibility studies in 1997-8 before the enactment of NI 43-101. A copper oxide cap has been discovered in Botija Abajo. The area is characterised by a sulphide-enriched, granodioritic intrusion that appears to be capped by an extensive oxide zone of copper mineralization. The prior, widely spaced, drilling program at Botija Abajo intercepted significant amounts of pyrite and chalcopyrite, with minor gold indicating the outer zone of copper-gold porphyry. Recent drilling, however, intercepted significant chalcocite (oxide copper) beneath epithermal gold mineralization.Petaquilla Copper controls 52% of the project while Inmet retains the remaining 48%.The directors and officers of PTC have indicated, and Petaquilla Minerals which owns 20,418,565 common shares of PTC has agreed, that they will enter into lock-up agreements with Inmet pursuant to which they will tender their PTC common shares to the revised offer. A total of 37,836,429 common shares of PTC, or approximately 25.4% of PTC’s outstanding common shares on a fully diluted basis will be subject to lock-up agreements.Inmet and PTC will work together to settle and execute as soon as practicable a support agreement containing usual and customary terms providing for, among other things, minimum acceptance of the revised offer by PTC shareholders holding at least 66.66% of the outstanding shares of PTC calculated on a fully diluted basis (excluding PTC common shares currently owned by Inmet and its affiliates), a non-solicitation covenant,m customary fiduciary out provisions, a right in favour of Inmet to match a superior proposal and the payment to Inmet of a termination payment in certain circumstances The support agreement will also provide for the immediate cessation of PTC’s activities on or relating to the Petaquilla concession. PTC and Inmet expect the support agreement to be finalised and executed by them by no later than Friday, August 29, 2008.Inmet also expects to mail to PTC shareholders a notice of extension and variation related to the revised offer of $2.20 in cash per PTC common share subsequent to execution of the support agreement. In the meantime, Inmet will extend the current offer of $2.00 per PTC common share until 11:59 p.m. (Toronto time) on September 8, 2008.last_img read more

  • PSG Handball on 100 alongside Montpellier

    7.Ivry4202102:1114 5.Nimes4301109:976 2.Montpellier4400115:948 PSG Handball celebrate another win at domestic LidlStarligue 2017/2018 which keep Zvonimir Serdarusic guys at the TOP of the table. The Norwegian star Sander Sagosen, once again, was the leader of the team with six goals in triumph over Saint Raphael 27:25.The French champions are only on 100% after four matches of the new season alongside Montpellier Handball who beat HBC Nantes…STANDINGS: 1.Paris SG4400124:918 6.Dunkerque4211102:1045 Crédits : PSG PSG HandballSander Sagosen 3.Aix4301123:1016 4.Nantes4301119:1076 10.St. Raphael4112101:1003 ← Previous Story VIDEO: Meet the V-Team in Hala Legionow Next Story → ZRK Vardar strong for FTC at the start of Women’s EHF CL 12.Massy Essonne401379:1151 13.Tremblay400499:1130 14.Chambery Savoie400488:1100 11.Cesson Rennes-Metropole4013103:1131 9.Toulouse4202113:1164 8.Saran4202126:1314 read more

  • Shootings stabbings cardiac arrests Stories of lives saved as firefighters ballot for

    first_img 70 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Saturday 4 Feb 2017, 1:47 PM Short URL Feb 4th 2017, 1:47 PM Shootings, stabbings, cardiac arrests: Stories of lives saved as firefighters ballot for industrial action A pamphlet is being circulated online to highlight the importance of the work Dublin firefighters do. Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland By Michelle Hennessy DUBLIN FIREFIGHTERS HAVE shared a pamphlet online to highlight the importance of their work as they ballot for industrial action.Trade union Siptu claims the fire service is under-resourced, and in particular urgently needs additional ambulances in the city to meet demand.The pamphlet gives details of a number of incidents members of the fire brigade, who are also trained paramedics, have attended over the last two years. They include:The shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin last yearThe first unit arrived less than a minute after the call. “DFB crews treated open gunshot wounds, administered pain relief and medication to stop major blood loss,” the pamphlet says. “One patient was admitted to ICU and was later released. One patient with life threatening wounds made a full recover. Unfortunately, there was one fatality at the scene.”A cardiac arrest at a pharmacy in DundrumA 60-year-old man collapsed in the chemist, staff started CPR and used a defibrillator. Crews from the fire brigade took over on arrival and continued administering treatment to the man, including medication and resuscitation. On arrival at the hospital, the patient was awake and talking.A shooting in June last yearA 34-year-old man was shot four times. Paramedics treated him for internal bleeding, a collapsed lung, bleeding from the abdomen and an entry wound to the patient’s head. A bullet could be felt close to his spine. The patient was given fluid and medication to stop major blood loss. Doctors confirmed he had two bullets in his spine. He recovered and is undergoing physical rehabilitation with no neurological deficits.A stabbing incident in June last yearA young man was stabbed six times, suffering internal organ and external wounds which resulted in major blood loss and low blood pressure. Crews administered fluids and medication to stop the blood loss. He was assessed, immobilised and transported to hospital. He recovered after surgery to a damaged kidney.OverdoseOver a five-day period in September, the advanced paramedic vehicle responded to six calls to an inner city hostel. All of these calls involved heroin overdoses. The calls varied from respiratory distress to cardiac arrest. In all six cases, crews achieved a successful outcome and all of these patients were conscious when transferred to hospital.The pamphlet also gives details of a number of childbirths assisted by fire brigade paramedics and an attempted suicide.Dublin firefighters have asked members of the public to read it in full and show their support to the service by contacting their local representatives.Read: Dublin Fire Brigade to be balloted on strike action>Read: Person rescued by neighbours after chip pan fire in Dublin> Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland 12,703 Views http://jrnl.ie/3222699 Share Tweet Email last_img read more

  • The last remaining survivor of the 1800s has died

    first_img http://jrnl.ie/3342714 By Cianan Brennan 82,105 Views Emma Morano, pictured on her 117th birthday, last November Source: Antonio CalanniTHE OLDEST LIVING person on record, 117-year-old Italian woman Emma Morano, has died according to reports.Morano was the last remaining documented citizen to be alive in the 19th century.She was born on 29 November 1899.Morano died today at her home in the northwestern Italian town of Verbania.She had in recent times attributed her unusual longevity both to genetics (her mother died aged 91, while many of her sisters reached the aged of 100), and also to an unusual diet of three eggs per day.She had been eating three eggs, two of them raw, daily for more than 90 years.Morano was the eldest of eight children, all of whom she outlived. She had one son, who died in infancy in 1937.Read: US judge blocks plan to execute nine people in 10 daysRead: This Mayo designer has won two awards for her handwoven, luxurious ‘agriculture fashion’ Short URL Apr 15th 2017, 7:03 PM The last remaining survivor of the 1800s has died Italian woman Emma Morano was 117. 76 Comments Saturday 15 Apr 2017, 7:03 PM Share Tweet Email5 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

  • Harry Kane delighted with play after striking goal

    first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane insists he’s happy over all contribution after scoring against Cardiff City.The Spurs striker has now scored against all 28 opponents he has faced in the Premier League following his strike against the Bluebirds but his deep play caught the eye the most.“With the way we’re playing this year we have people running in behind and I’m dropping deeper,” Kane said, according to Independent.“I’m able to pass out wide and it’s always been a part of my game. We’re scoring a few more of our chances now and this season is probably the most assists I’ve had.”“I base my game around creating chances and people who have watched me in the last few years know I don’t just score goals.”“It’s about everything; hold-up play, moving, creating space for others, and passing. Then, of course, I want to score when I can and, as a striker, you have to do all those things.”wayne rooney, harry kane, englandReport: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…Meanwhile, Kane insists Spurs’ experience over the years will help them in their title quest.“We’ve been there in the title race before and in the past we’ve done well at this stage and won a lot of games.”“In previous years it’s just been the teams above us have won their games as well.”“We can’t take anything for granted and do what we can do. Liverpool are on top form at the moment, they’re ahead, and deservedly so.”“The Wolves game was a kick up the bum for us. We were 1-0 up and all of a sudden we were 3-1 down, it shows that in the Premier League you can’t rest on your laurels.”last_img read more

  • Undergoing treatment media cooking up stories Tejashwi

    first_imgNew Delhi: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who is facing backlash over his absence during the monsoon session of Bihar Assembly, said he is undergoing treatment for ligament and ACL injury, adding that political opponents and a section of the media are “cooking up spicy stories” regarding his absence. “Friends! For last few weeks I was busy undergoing treatment for my long-delayed ligament & ACL injury. However, I’m amused to see political opponents, as well as a section of media, cooking up spicy stories,” Tejashwi tweeted. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Friends! For last few weeks I was busy undergoing treatment for my long delayed ligament & ACL injury. However, I’m amused to see political opponents as well as a section of media cooking up spicy stories.— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 29, 2019″We are accountable to people who look for a socialist-secular and social justice alternative in us and wish to assure that we are very much here and the fight is on…Recent developments helped me study, scrutinise, analyse and appraise the things in a different way,” he said in another tweet. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us We are accountable to people who look for a socialist-secular and social justice alternative in us and wish to assure that we are very much here and the fight is on…Recent developments helped me study, scrutinize, analyse and appraise the things in a different way.— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 29, 2019Tejashwi is also facing backlash over his absence from the state at a time when Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) has claimed the lives of hundreds of children in Muzzafarpur. Advertise With Us However, the RJD leader assured that he is constantly following up on the outbreak of the virus and has asked his colleagues to take stock of the situation on a regular basis. “Constantly following up the untimely loss of hundreds of poor kids due to AES. In this tragic moment asked party workers, leaders to visit affected families without getting into Photo-OP and MPs to raise it in Parliament and that is why PM responded. My Dear Bihar!I am very much here,” he wrote on Twitter.Constantly following up the untimely loss of hundreds of poor kids due to AES. In this tragic moment asked party workers,leaders to visit affected families without getting into Photo-OP and MPs to raise it in Parliament & that’s why PM responded. My Dear Bihar!I am very much here— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) June 29, 2019It should be noted that Yadav has not been seen in public ever since the results of the Lok Sabha elections were out on May 23. His party RJD, which contested the polls in alliance with others, including Congress, failed to win a single seat. Amid the chaos over Tejashwi’s absence, his mother and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi had said her son will be back soon. “Tejashwi ji will come soon, he is busy with some work. He is not sitting idle,” she had told reporters in Patna on Friday.last_img read more

  • Oikya Front leaders meet CEC

    first_imgJatiya Oikya Front convenor Kamal Hossain. File PhotoA 10-member Oikya Front delegation, led by its leader Kamal Hossain, sat on a meeting with chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city on Tuesday, reports UNB.The other members include BNP general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, senior BNP leaders Mirza Abbas, Abdul Moin Khan, Jafar Ullah Chowdhury, Goyessor Chandra Roy, Mostofa Mohsin Montu, Subroto Chowdury and Nazrul Islam Khan.Election commissioners Mahbub Talukder and Rafiqul Islam and EC secretary Helaluddin Ahmed are also present at the meeting.Jatiya Oikya Front will be seeking the EC’s permission to hold a rally in Dhaka on 28 December, two days ahead of the national election, according to the party insiders.last_img read more

  • Govt takes up renovation work at Gandhi Bhavan

    first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal government has been renovating the Gandhi Bhavan in Beleghata area of the city, a two-storey building where Mahatma Gandhi spent 25 days between August and September in 1947 when Kolkata was in the grip of riots.The government would hold a programme at the house on October 2 on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi-ji.”We expect West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to declare the building a heritage property on October 2,” said Papri Sarkar, Joint Secretary of Purbo Kolkata Gandhi Smarak Samiti (PKGSS), a private body working for preserving the memory of Gandhi-ji. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA national-level programme will also be organised at the building after completion of the renovation, Chief Secretary Malay Kumar Dey had said earlier.Renovation work is presently being carried out in the building.Gandhi Bhavan, previously known as ‘Haidari Manzil’, houses a museum with a few exhibits including a “Charkha”, a pocket watch used by Gandhi-ji, his slippers and some rare photographs taken during his stay in the city.Letters penned by Bapu, newspaper clippings of that time about the riots, the bed on which Gandhi-ji used to sleep are also on display. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe building is maintained by state PWD since 2007 after a pact was signed between the state government and the Samiti, Sarkar said.PKGSS president Sankar Sanyal said Gandhi-ji started residing at ‘Hyderi Manzil’ on August 13 as it was located in riot-hit Beleghata. As the killings did not stop, he began an indefinite fast on August 31.”On September 4, both Hindus and Muslims surrendered before him and pledged to end the killings and peace came back. Gandhi-ji then withdrew the fast which lasted for around 72 hours and left the city,” he said.Some of the sharp-edged weapons, apparently used in those days of rioting, have also been put up on display at the museum.last_img read more

  • Ashley Madison Says It Is Relieved It Isnt Being Judged After Hack

    first_imgJuly 21, 2015 3 min read Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Cheating spouses website AshleyMadison.com, facing hackers’ threats to leak clients’ nude photos and sexual fantasies, said it is heartened by some initial public response that sees the site as a victim.The website’s Canadian parent, Avid Life Media, confirmed a breach of its systems that has put the real names, credit card information and other details of as many as 37 million customers at risk. Avid Life said it has since secured the sites and closed unauthorized access points.The dating website company has hired Toronto-based cybersecurity firm Cycura to investigate the breach, first reported by the KrebsonSecurity blog, and is working with police to trace those behind the attack, spokesman Paul Keable said.AshleyMadison.com, which uses the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair,” has been planning to raise up to $200 million through an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange.A group calling itself Impact Team said it had taken over Avid Media systems, including customer databases, source code, financial records and emails, according to a screen grab shown on the KrebsOnSecurity blog.”Shutting down AM (Ashley Madison) and EM (Established Men) will cost you, but non-compliance will cost you more,” the hackers said. Established Men, widely described as a “sugar daddy site,” is another Avid Media property.The hackers leaked snippets of the compromised data online and warned that they would release customers’ real names, profiles, nude photos, credit card details and “secret sexual fantasies” unless AshleyMadison and EstablishedMen.com are taken down, Krebs said.Customer Privacy Crucial”There’s a very strong narrative that criminal activity, vigilantism, is not the way forward, because who gets to be the judge and jury?” Keable said at Avid Life’s midtown Toronto offices, citing articles in what he called “major media outlets.”The hackers said that a “paid delete” function will not remove all information about a member’s profile and communications.Avid Life said that claim is untrue and it would offer the function free of charge following the breach. The dating website owner has about 160 employees, mostly in Toronto but also in Cyprus, Brazil, Japan and elsewhere.Keable said it was too early to estimate the damage to the company’s business model or IPO plans from the breach.But one Canadian investment banker, who asked not to be named, said the breach could put those plans at risk.”There are a lot of risqué websites that are looking to go public, the problem here is that the way Ashley Madison works is it puts customer privacy as tantamount, the fact that you have a hacking scandal at least temporarily puts the kibosh on any IPO plans for them,” the banker said.In an interview with KrebsOnSecurity, Avid Life Chief Executive Noel Biderman was cited as saying the company suspected someone who had access to internal networks as being behind the breach.”It was definitely a person here that was not an employee but certainly had touched our technical services,” he said.Unauthorized posts and images on the website detailing the hacker’s demands have since been removed.”We apologize for this unprovoked and criminal intrusion into our customers’ information,” Avid Life said.The breach comes about two months after dating site Adult FriendFinder was compromised. That site has an estimated 64 million members.(Additional reporting by Euan Rocha in Toronto, Allison Lampert in Montreal, Abhiram Nandakumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernadette Baum and Christian Plumb) This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

  • New Canadian Guideline Recommends Against Routine Colonoscopy Screening

    first_img News | Colonoscopy Systems | July 12, 2017 Insurance Coverage for CT Colonography Increases Likelihood of Screening People with insurance policies that cover computed tomography (CT) colonography for colorectal cancer screening are… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | February 08, 2018 FDA Approves Updated Design for Recalled Pentax Duodenoscope February 8, 2018 – The U.S. read more Related Content Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 05, 2017 | By Jeff Zagoudis The Future of CT Colonography Screening Computed tomography colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, offers a noninvasive alternative to… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 04, 2018 Check-Cap Announces Interim Results of European Study of C-Scan System Version 3 Check-Cap Ltd. announced the interim results for its post-CE approval study of the C-Scan system Version 3, an… read more Technology | Colonoscopy Systems | March 27, 2017 Bracco Diagnostics Inc. Launches PROTOCO2L TOUCH Colon Insufflator for CT Colonography March 27, 2017 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced the launch of its PROTOCO2L TOUCH Colon Insufflator. read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 31, 2017 Infrared Colitis Screening Blood Test Could Reduce Dependence on Colonoscopy August 31, 2017 — A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheape read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | May 30, 2018 American Cancer Society Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline An updated American Cancer Society guideline says colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45 for people at… read more center_img News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 27, 2018 Patient Groups and Doctors Tell Congress to Pass Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage … read more CT colonography (CTC) allows visualization of the entire colon in one image. Photo courtesy of Judy Yee, M.D. March 4, 2016 — A new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends screening for colorectal cancer in asymptomatic, low-risk adults 50-74 years old biennially using fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), or flexible sigmoidoscopy every 10 years, rather than colonoscopy. The guideline was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).Flexible sigmoidoscopy inserts a flexible scope to view the lower portion of the colon and rectum rather than the entire tract.”Although colonoscopy may offer clinical benefits that are similar to or greater than those associated with flexible sigmoidoscopy, direct evidence of its efficacy from randomized controlled trials in comparison to the other screening tests … is presently lacking; however, ongoing clinical trials are working to address this research gap,” stated Maria Bacchus, M.D., chair of the guideline working group and a general internist in the Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta. “Wait lists for colonoscopy remain long in Canada and have increased over the years.”Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in men and the third leading cause of death from cancer in women. In 2015, an estimated 25,000 Canadians were diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and approximately 9,300 died from this cancer.The new guideline is based on the latest available evidence and updates the Task Force’s previous 2001 guideline, which recommended FOBT every year or two years and flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years in asymptomatic adults.”Although flexible sigmoidoscopy is not frequently performed for screening in many jurisdictions, it may warrant further consideration because it can be completed in the same facilities as colonoscopy and using similar equipment, but without the requirement of a specialist, such as a gastroenterologist,” write the guideline authors.The guideline recommends against screening people age 75 and over for colorectal cancer if they are asymptomatic. It also recommends against using colonoscopy as a primary screening tool for colorectal cancer. The authors recommend that physicians should discuss screening preferences, values and local test availability with patients between the ages of 50 and 59 years because of the lower incidence in this age group. It is also recommended that physicians have a similar conversation with those over age 75 because of their reduced life expectancy and the lack of randomized controlled trials showing benefit or potential harms to determine the best option.The Canadian guideline is similar to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation, published in 2008, to screen adults aged 50 to 75 years with FOBT or flexible sigmoidoscopy. Although the USPSTF also recommended colonoscopy, the CTFPHC does not think there is sufficient evidence at this time to support this. Clinical trials are underway to address the role of colonoscopy as a screening tool.For more information: www.canadiantaskforce.ca FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | April 15, 2019 Check-Cap Initiates U.S. Pilot Study of C-Scan for Colorectal Cancer Screening Check-Cap Ltd. has initiated its U.S. pilot study of the C-Scan system for prevention of colorectal cancer through… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | March 04, 2016 New Canadian Guideline Recommends Against Routine Colonoscopy Screening Task force says efficacy of colonoscopy unclear; fecal occult blood testing, flexible sigmoidoscopy recommended insteadlast_img read more

  • Sabre reveals seven trends in Asia Pacific Corporate Travel Management

    first_imgSabre reveals seven trends in Asia Pacific Corporate Travel ManagementSabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) a leading global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, today revealed seven trends emerging within the Asia Pacific region’s corporate travel management sector.Over 100 respondents from 15 key markets participated in the Sabre Corporate Travel Practices Survey 2015, representing both dedicated corporate travel management companies and travel agencies, together with a sample of online travel brands servicing corporate accounts.“The evidence is that Asia Pacific agents are managing more travel for this region’s demanding corporate clients, while achieving tighter cost control and with technology playing the enabling role. It seems to be happening without compromising the comfort of travellers. In fact this year they are having more of their personal preferences met,” said Roshan Mendis, senior vice president,Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific.The seven core themes revealed this year are:1.      Premium Economy is attracting a loyal corporate following2.      Secondary expenses, including ancillary services, are under tighter control3.      Better pre-trip planning is reducing the risk of ‘off-policy’ booking4.      Mobile itinerary management apps are now mainstream5.      Data analytics will be key to more personalized services6.      With more reliance on agents, some see a ‘concierge’ model emerging7.      Technological integration (B2B2C client-servicing) is much more important nowMendis added, “We are committed to using these insights to continually strengthen our proposition for this region’s dynamic corporate segment and we thank all participants for sharing their commercial insights and personal views.”The Sabre Corporate Travel Practices Survey 2015 was conducted from April to May 2015, with respondents based in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. View the report here!Source = Sabrelast_img read more