Mumbai: The rupee appreciated by 6 paise to 68.83 against the US dollar in opening trade Thursday, tracking positive opening in domestic equities and easing crude oil prices. Forex traders said rupee is trading in a narrow range as market participants are awaiting cues from the Economic Survey scheduled to be tabled in Parliament Thursday. The rupee opened strong at 68.86 at the interbank forex market then gained further to touch 68.83 per dollar, displaying gains of 6 paise over the previous closing. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep On Wednesday, the rupee had settled at 68.89 against the US dollar. Ahead of the Union Budget Friday, an economic survey projecting the state of health of the country’s economy and outlining the challenges will be tabled in Parliament Thursday. Moreover, easing crude oil prices, positive opening in domestic equities supported the rupee. The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading 84.86 points, or 0.21 per cent up to quote at 39,924.11 while the NSE Nifty was trading at 11,945.70, higher by 28.95 points, or 0.24 per cent. Brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading at 63.38 per barrel lower by 0.69 per cent. Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net sellers in the capital markets, pulling out Rs 390.18 crore on Wednesday, as per provisional data.
By Kathleen MartensAPTN InvestigatesWINNIPEG – If he had to do it over again, Dan Ish would make a few changes.Top of the list for Canada’s chief adjudicator? Forcing lawyers to apply to the court to be part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement’s Independent Assessment Process (IAP).That way they would be approved and monitored throughout the process of obtaining compensation for their clients, former residential school students. A relationship of trust that Ish says several lawyers have violated during his six-year term.“It’s been a very difficult job for me,” Ish said in a telephone interview from Saskatoon. “I travel all the time, I don’t live in the city (Regina) where the main office is. After a while you just run out of steam and that’s what happened to me.”Those are some of the reasons Ish has resigned from the high-profile position as head of the Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat (IRSAS). He’ll leave the post in June to make room for a new adjudicator he says will need to be hired for at least the next four years.That’s a lot longer than he signed up for and, at 66, Ish says he’s ready to move on. He’s already served six years of what was originally supposed to be a five-year term.“Six years! My God, I’m older than dirt…There’s absolutely no question that had the original schedule stayed in place I’d have stayed till the end of it. Or even if we were a year away from completing , I’d complete it. But we’re four years away from completing it.”That’s double the time Canada thought the process would take. But Ish says IRSAS received triple the number of expected applications from former students for compensation for serious physical and sexual abuse. Already $1.8 billion has been spent.Ish says that’s been a highlight of the job-seeing abuse survivors get compensated. The secretariat trains and oversees more than 100 adjudicators who preside over the confidential compensation hearings with claimants and their lawyers.“The adjudication side runs very well. The roughest side is the job that fell to me,” he said, referring to the issue of monitoring private lawyers involved in the process. No other parties to the settlement agreement took responsibility, Ish said, noting the Assembly of First Nations was interested but lacked the resources to do it.“We went after (Winnipeg lawyer Howard) Tennenhouse, and then got involved with (Calgary lawyer David) Blott and (Vancouver lawyer Stephen) Bronstein…and numerous other cases (with lawyers) that didn’t get to that level but where we intervened on behalf of claimants to make sure they got what they were entitled to.Ish personally reported Tennenhouse to the Law Society of Manitoba, who eventually disbarred the veteran lawyer and repaid clients nearly a million dollars. A Vancouver judge barred Blott and others he worked with from further IAP work after claimants complained of wrongly being charged loans, fees, penalties and interest-something forbidden under the IAP. The investigation into Blott’s action cost taxpayers $3.5 million.And just last month, the IRSAS requested an investigation into Bronstein but settled for a “review” of his practice and alleged connection with a paroled murderer doing IAP intake work.“And it hasn’t been fun. That part’s been no fun at all. Like, it’s a totally negative part,” Ish said.Ish says there was nothing written into the agreement about monitoring or regulating lawyers, nor was it part of his job description. But he says it will be part of the job for his successor.Meanwhile, IRSAS does have authority over legal fees and Ish says lawyers regularly challenge the payment decisions.For each IAP application, Canada pays lawyers 15 per cent and they can request up to another 15 per cent from claimants. Ish says lawyers were often seeking the full 30 per cent even though the settlement agreement reserved that amount for the most complicated cases.“Again, when we started that I thought it would be a small deal but it turned out to be a huge deal. Because early on the lawyers threw everything but the kitchen sink to try to thwart the supervision or the assessment of their fees.”Ish said arguing its position in court cost IRSAS about a million dollars, adding: “The courts are quite clear. One judge said 30 per cent must be reserved for the most complex of cases.”In hindsight, Ish says there should have been a process where lawyers have to qualify to represent claimants and then go through training before signing an agreement to abide by certain regulations.It wouldn’t solve all the issues but it would streamline the process, he noted.More than 100 lawyers are involved in the IAP across Canada. Their professional association – the law society in each province or territory – is responsible for disciplining them. The Law Society of Manitoba disbarred Tennenhouse, but the Law Society of Alberta has yet to take disciplinary action against Blott.Meanwhile, Ish is not the only official involved in the settlement agreement to move on. Sources say in the past five years, there have been three executive directors of the IAP, four directors general of Resolution Services, two assistant deputy ministers, two courts counsel and now two chief adjudicators.Ish, a former university professor, will return to his labour law practice. He also sits on various boards including one that regulates the finance industry in Canada.firstname.lastname@example.org@katmarte
“From the evidence gathered, a group of Lendu, believed to be from nearby villages, armed with rifles and machetes, attacked Kashele early” Monday morning, the spokesman, Fred Eckhard, said at a press briefing.A unit from the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC), alerted by local combatants, found 23 bodies in a local church and the others in a mass grave, Mr. Eckhard added. Most of the dead were children. Some 20 other persons were wounded and are being treated in local hospitals.Mr. Eckhard said MONUC had sent a contingent of Pakistani soldiers to Kashele to investigate the massacre and search for weapons.Two weeks ago, Secretary-General Kofi Annan praised “positive developments” in the DRC, including the establishment of a Government of National Unity and Transition. He had convened a meeting of the leaders of countries in the region, who pledged to work together for peace.
To save scores of millions of these lives would cost the developed world over a whole year far less than it spends each week on agricultural subsidies, WFP Executive Director James Morris said in a message marking World Food Day yesterday.At a time when the world has been shocked by the horrific images of the earthquake in Pakistan, where some 20,000 lives were wiped out in a matter of a few seconds, the donor community must not to forget that away from cameras lurked the biggest killer of all, he noted. “Few people realize that hunger and related diseases still claim more lives than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. What is worse, the number of chronically hungry is on the rise again, after decades of progress. We’re losing ground,” he added. “We believe that solving the problem of child hunger is the key to ending world hunger. If we can all work together to give today’s children the chance to reach their full potential in adulthood and prepare them better as parents, we can actually break the inter-generational cycle of hunger and poverty.”In an appeal to governments, aid organizations and the private sector to redouble their efforts, Mr. Morris estimated that by the end of yesterday 6,241,512 people will have already died of hunger and related diseases so far this year.He contrasted developed countries with their social services, unemployment benefits, child allowances and income support, to the developing world, where there are very few safety nets, citing the current drought in Niger as an example.“With any luck, next year will be a good year for Niger,” he said. “Maybe the rains will come on time, the locust swarms will be manageable and no other unexpected disaster will occur. If that happens, and it’s a bit of a long shot, we can look forward to only about 450 of Niger’s children dying every day of hunger related causes during the lean season. And that’s the good news.” In Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, each year an estimated 38,000 Haitian children between the age of 0 and 5 die, nearly one out of three because of malnutrition. This means that every single hour a Haitian child dies before reaching the age of five, simply because he or she does not have enough to eat. Mr. Morris said that of the total number of hungry children in the world, about 100 million were currently getting no assistance at all. To provide them and the estimated 15 million under-nourished expectant and nursing mothers who are also without support, would cost about $5 billion a year. Some $2 billion could be provided by the developing countries, leaving $3 billion for the developed world to provide. “A lot of money? Not when you consider that between them, the developed countries spend far more than that every week on agricultural subsidies,” he added.
“In far too many places, we have seen acts of extremism, unspeakable brutality and a deeply worrying escalation of tensions between communities and within societies. Addressing this discord in a manner that solves, rather than multiplies, the problem may be the greatest test our human family faces in the 21st century,” Mr. Ban told reporters at UN Headquarters.The Secretary-General’s appeal came after his informal briefing to the 193-Member UN General Assembly, where he launched the Organization-wide campaign for broad based action in 2015 to wrap up the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and outline a new global agenda centred on people and the planet, and underpinned by human rights. “All of us were deeply moved by the many images from yesterday’s despicable attack in Paris. Perhaps none was as horrifying as that of a French policeman ruthlessly executed on a sidewalk,” said the Secretary-General, adding: “We now know that policeman’s name. He was Ahmed Merabet. He himself was a Muslim.”The attack, continued Mr. Ban, in which 10 media workers and two police officers were killed by masked gunmen who ransacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo, “is yet another reminder of what we are facing together.” “It should never be seen as a war of religion … for religion … or on religion. It is an assault on our common humanity, designed to terrify and incite. Giving in to hatred and sowing division only guarantees a spiral of violence – precisely what terrorists seek. We must not fall into that trap,” he declared.“I want to make a special appeal for tolerance and understanding,” he said, stressing: “We need to find a way to live together, in peace, in harmony, in full respect of universal human rights and fundamental freedoms.” As Nigeria readies for its election next month, the Secretary-General said the world faces another grave test. Boko Haram has continued its violence, killing Christians and Muslims, kidnapping even more women and children, and destroying churches and mosques. Mayhem has spread across the region, and is now having a direct impact on Cameroon and other countries.“I urge Boko Haram’s leaders to end the destruction of so many lives and communities, and immediately and unconditionally release the kidnapped school girls and all others. The international community cannot let human rights abuses continue with impunity,” he declared. “This is my personal appeal. As a father and grandfather and as Secretary-General, I will continue to actively explore with Member States what more can be done,” he concluded.
Alexander Mining has received notification from the Commissioner of Patents in Australia that its MetaLeach subsidiary has been granted a Standard Patent for a Method for Leaching of a Copper-containing Ore, patent number 2011200703 (this is derived from the Australian national phase entry from the corresponding PCT/AU2008/001027 application). The patent has a standard term of 20 years from the effective date of 11 July 2008 (being date of filing). The patent covers the leaching of copper from a copper-containing ore using the method steps of curing the ore using a curing agent to produce a cured ore which is leached at atmospheric pressure through the application of an ammonium carbonate solution containing free ammonia. The pregnant leach solution thus produced is passed onto a means for metals recovery.Martin Rosser, Chief Executive Officer, said: “The grant of a patent in Australia for a Method for Leaching of a Copper-containing Ore is a significant milestone in the protection of the company’s AmmLeach® intellectual property. It is particularly noteworthy given Australia’s robust patenting regime and status as having one of the world’s biggest mining industries, and with significant potential for our AmmLeach technology. The new patent is core to our portfolio of patents and patent applications designed to protect the company’s development of unique intellectual property and inventions.”
PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane near the eastern city of Lugansk, killing 49 troops on board, the defence ministry said today as the United States accused Russia of sending tanks and rocket launchers to the pro-Moscow rebels.“The terrorists cynically and treacherously fired with a large-calibre machinegun hitting an Ilyushin-76 of the Ukrainian air force which was carrying troops on rotation and was about to land at Lugansk airport,” the ministry said in a statement.The four-engine jet was also carrying “equipment”.The ministry offered its condolences to the families of the “killed soldiers”, but did not say how many died.Lugansk, which is close to the Russian border, is the main city of one of two eastern regions hit by pro-Moscow separatist violence and which has declared its independence from Kiev.An “anti-terrorist” clampdown by Ukrainian armed forces has left at least 270 people dead over the past two months.The attack came less than a week after the rebels fighting Ukraine’s Western-backed government launched attacks on Lugansk International Airport.The assaults, which took place Saturday evening and Sunday morning in the immediate wake of the inauguration of Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko, did not result in any injuries among the defenders.But one of the Ukrainian paratroopers guarding the airport told AFP at the time it was clear the rebels were trying to destroy the building which controls the power supply to the airport.The United States on yesterday accused Russia of sending tanks and rocket launchers to pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine as Kiev’s resurgent forces hoisted the national flag over a strategic rebel-held port amid fears of possible Russian gas cuts.Moscow said Ukrainian tanks had crossed the border into its territory before being intercepted, a day after Ukraine alleged that three tanks had crossed from Russia into its territory, underscoring the growing tensions between Kiev and Moscow.Poroshenko told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that the tanks’ crossing into the former Soviet republic’s separatist east was “unacceptable”.Washington backed Kiev’s claims, saying separatists in eastern Ukraine had also obtained multiple rocket launchers from Russia among other heavy weapons and military equipment. Government troops attacked pro-Russian separatists in the southern port of Mariupol. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe United States has “information that Russia has accumulated tanks of a type no longer used by Russian forces at a deployment site in southwest Russia, and some of these tanks recently departed,” State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Friday.“We are confident that these tanks came from Russia,” she added, noting that no Ukrainian tank units have been operating in the area.Earlier, she told reporters that a convoy of three T-64 tanks, several BM-21 or Grad multiple rocket launchers and other military vehicles had “crossed from Russia into Ukraine”.Internet videos had shown the same types of tanks moving through multiple cities in eastern Ukraine, including Snizhne, Torez and Makiyivka, Harf said.The same types of rocket launcher were seen travelling through Lugansk.NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned that reports of pro-Russian groups acquiring heavy weapons from Russia, including tanks, would mark a “serious escalation” of the crisis if confirmed.Poroshenko celebrated the “heroism” of soldiers hoisting the national flag over the strategic rebel-held port of Mariupol.He proclaimed the industrial Sea of Azov city the new temporary capital of Donetsk — an eastern rustbelt region overrun by pro-Russian gunmen for the past two months.Mariupol has wavered between rebel and Kiev control for weeks and was also the scene of pitched battles on 9 May that killed more than a dozen people.Heavy rebel lossesThe bustling port of half a million people provides access to the main highway linking other regions with Russia and is the main export channel for coal and industrial products fundamental to Ukraine’s economic growth.Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that federal forces led by the part-volunteer National Guard had inflicted “heavy losses” on the rebels while seeing only four soldiers suffer light wounds.But the prosecutor’s office also confirmed that three soldiers died late Thursday when they were ambushed by the militia in the Donetsk region town of Stepanivka.His deputy told reporters that 30 pro-Russian gunmen had been captured in a coordinated push involving special forces that saw rebels driven from the city’s seat of power they had reoccupied about a month ago.The region’s main administration building in Donetsk remains under rebel control.Monday morning gas cut Poroshenko’s troubles have been compounded by the threat of Ukraine being cut off from economically-vital Russian gas shipments as early as Monday morning because of a bitter price dispute.Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told regional administrations and the heads of the state energy company to prepare for the consequences of a possible gas cut by implementing a plan for reduced energy use.Ukraine receives half its gas supplies from Russia and transports 15 percent of the fuel consumed in Europe.© – AFP 2014Read: Ukraine’s new ‘Chocolate King’ vows not to give up on Crimea >Read: Ceasefire call sparks hope for peace in south-eastern Ukraine >
“Due to the nature of the entangled animal and the proximity to hunting season, a tranquilizer would render the animal not harvestable and inedible,” authorities explained in the post. “A plan was devised to use tasers from SCSO Deputies which has proven successful in other jurisdictions to incapacitate the animal long enough to remove the hammock but not harm the animal.”Footage of the rescue operation shows the moose struggling to get out of the hammock. Police officers then cautiously observed the animal while it was released from the hammock, making sure it didn’t hurt anyone during the process. Once the moose was let go, it ran away from the scene.Sublette County Sheriff’s Office said the rescue plan went well and that the moose didn’t receive any injuries from the hammock.Wildlife officials and Sublette County Sheriff’s Office warned people to be aware of hanging items in their yards that may injure nearby animals during the fall season.“This time of year, with the rut starting and animals rubbing velvet, we want to join the [Wyoming] Game and Fish in asking citizens to remove hanging items, hammocks, bird feeders, or anything else moose, deer, and other wildlife could get tangled in to avoid further occurrences,” Sublette County Sheriff’s Office said at the end of the post.More on Geek.com:Watch: Moose Chases Snowboarders at Colorado Ski ResortResearchers Uncover Most Powerful Electric Eel EverWatch: Humpback Whale, Sailboat Almost Collide in California Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Police officers recently rescued a bull moose after its antlers were caught in a hammock outside a home in Pinedale, Wyoming.Authorities responded to reports of the troubled moose, which appeared to be tangled in a hammock fastened to a tree, on September 8, Sublette County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. Officials had to use tasers to incapacitate and free the moose from the hanging object. Stay on target
Two people sustained serious injuries after their bike was hit by a TSRTC bus on Thursday morning at Moinabad. The accident occurred on Hyderabad -Bijapur National Highway near Moinabad. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Of the two injured, the condition of a person is learned to be critical. The Moinabad police registered a case and an investigation is underway. The victims are yet to be identified. On July 2, passengers in the bus were injured after the TSRTC bus overturned at MJ Market in the city. The accident occurred when the TSRTC bus belonging to Adilabad depot was hit by a truck.
Poster of “Vai Raja Vai”Twiiter/ Aishwarya R Dhanush”Vai Raja Vai” directed by Aishwarya R Dhanush is all set to be released on 1 May. Though the movie starring Gautham Karthik and Piya Anand in the lead will be released on the same day as Kamal Haasan’s magnum opus “Uttama Villain”, industry analysts believe that “Vai Raja Vai” will do well and emerge as a winner at the box office.”Vai Raja Vai” is touted to be a romantic thriller, which fits well as a summer release.Here we are listing five reasons, which we believe will help “Vai Raja Vai” do well at the box office: Aishwarya R Dhanush”Vai Raja Vai” is Aishwarya’s second directorial attempt after the critically acclaimed “3”. The trailer of the upcoming indicates the young director has moved a step further when it comes to a commercial entertainer. She has already said that the film is completely different from her last flick, as it does not deal with serious issues. The movie is touted to be a breezy one and therefore likely to appeal to all kinds of movie buffs. SongsThe music of Yuvan Shankar Raja has already created a good buzz, and the trailer of the film gives one a feeling that Yuvan has come up with an extremely energetic background score. The makers of the film have said that the music of the film will be unique for a Tamil cinema.The album has five tracks lyrics for which have been written by Gana Bala, Madhan Karky, Hiphop Tamizha and Dhanush.Stylish FramesOne aspect that was evident throughout the trailer of “Vai Raja Vai” was that each frame of the film is stylish. The film can be called a perfect summer release with its colour tone and magnificence.It looked liked cinematographer Velraj has added all cinematographic elements in the film, which complete the visual appeal of the flick. “Vai Raja Vai” has been shot extensively in Chennai, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.Star CastAnother impressive aspect of the film is its star cast, which includes Gautham Karthik, Priya Anand, Vivek, Taapsee Pannu, Daniel Balaji, Sathish, Vasanthan, Gaythri Raghuram, Sriranjini, Boss Venkat, MS Bhaskar, Manobala, Mayilswamy and Swaminathan.Cameo appearance of Dhanush The trailer gives a reason for Dhanush fans to celebrate, as he will make a guest appearance as Kokki Kumar, a character which he portrayed in the 2006 movie “Pudhupettai”. The director of the movie, who is also Dhanush’s wife said that Kokki Kumar is one of her favourite roles played by Dhanush till date, and assured the audience that Dhanush will come up with an equally good performance in this film also.
BRIAN BLANCO / GETTY IMAGESRemington’s 2020 line, seen here at a gun shop in Kernersville, N.C., offered a state-of-the art scope that automated range finding and aided in targeting. But the line, which had a hefty price tag and issues with the optic system, didn’t sell well.Remington Arms Co., an American gun company with roots stretching back over 200 years, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Saddled with almost $1 billion in debt and a victim of shifting market trends, Remington, like many other gun companies, face a constant uphill battle wrought with political pressures and changing sentiments on gun ownership.Here are three reasons why gun companies are now struggling to find profits.1. The surprise ‘Trump Slump’In the decade before the 2016 election, the firearms industry saw a nationwide boom in gun sales stoked mostly by political fears of new gun control legislation under a renewed Democratic regime.“First the Democrats got the majority in Congress in 2006, and then Obama got elected in 2008, then in 2012 Sandy Hook.” says Philip Cook, a professor of public policy at Duke University. “Each of these build on what was already a pretty strong trend.”Gun companies saw a jump in sales, with intermittent spikes in the aftermath of mass shootings. The Federal Bureau of Investigation went from processing nearly 9 million background checks for firearms in 2005, to a record breaking 27 million in 2016. Gun companies anticipated continued growth under yet another Democratic president, and ramped up production. Debt-saddled Remington announced the opening of a new plant in Alabama in 2014. The National Shooting Sports Foundation shows that the gun industry overall saw an 81 percent increase in jobs between 2008 and 2016.All of this came crashing down when Donald Trump, a friend of the gun industry, took office. Speculation of future gun control subsided, buying habits slowed, and gun companies found themselves sitting on stockpiles of weapons they are unable to move as quickly as before.2. Shrinking marketsPew Research Center’s latest study on U.S. gun trends shows that 66 percent of gun owners own more than one gun. Some analysts conclude that dips in sales are not just tied to political fears, but the simple fact that the traditional gun purchasing demographic has exhausted itself, and gun companies are just now feeling the pressure.“Their big money comes from people who amass mini-arsenals,” says Julius Wachtel, a retired political science professor at California State University Fullerton, and former agent for Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. “They just need more people going out there and buying a lot of guns … again, culture has shifted.”This has caused many gun companies to expand outside of their traditional markets to look for new potential buyers. “Everybody is fighting each other to sell firearms to the same group of people,” says Robert Farago, author of the blog The Truth About Guns. “There’s a huge market untapped that the firearms manufacturers have to go after because they’ve saturated the market of the enthusiast.”Farago adds that such a challenge will be difficult. Most major media publications won’t allow gun manufacturers to advertise on their platform, and recently, traditionally gun friendly online communities such as YouTube and Reddit have closed ranks on content meant to actuate gun sales.3. Product misfiresDuring the glut, many gun companies launched a series of products that did less-than-stellar on the market. Remington faced allegations that its M700 series of rifles fired without anyone pulling the trigger. A class action lawsuit would see the company paying out $12.5 million and agreeing to fix the guns. In 2014, the company released the R51 pistol, which became plagued with production problems and poor reviews. Ruger, another gun company that has seen declining sales in the last two years, took a $2.5 million hit when it issued a recall for its Mark IV line of handguns, citing safety concerns. Ruger also issued a recall for its Precision Rifle series for safety concerns as well.Safety related recalls aside, companies also released a number of products that just didn’t appeal to customers. In 2013, Remington took a technological leap to introduce its 2020 line, which included a state-of-the art scope that automated range finding and aided in targeting. The line didn’t do well, troubled by reported issues with the advanced optic system, and the hefty $5,500 price tag also steered customers away. All issues that hurt customer confidence in companies that historically relied on word-of-mouth recommendations and strong quality control.Copyright 2018 KUT 90.5. To see more, visit KUT 90.5. Share
State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh, right, D-Baltimore, embraces a protestor while urging the crowd to disperse ahead of a 10 p.m. curfew in the wake of Monday’s riots following the funeral for Freddie Gray, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Looting, fires and gunfire broke out overnight in Ferguson during protests in response to the death of a Black man in police custody in Baltimore.Several dozen people gathered Tuesday night on West Florissant Avenue, the site of several protests last summer and fall following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed, by a white Ferguson police officer.The protests were more subdued Tuesday evening in Baltimore, where a curfew was imposed. Rioting shook the city Monday following the funeral for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody.In Ferguson, there were reports of two people being shot late Tuesday and early Wednesday, though it wasn’t immediately clear if the shootings were linked to the protests.A gas station was looted. Trash cans and a portable toilet were set on fire. People threw rocks at police cars.There were no reports of officers being injured. 8:30 a.m.A mother who was recorded hitting her 16-year-old son after she saw him throwing objects at Baltimore police says that she just wanted him to be safe and that his actions were unacceptable.The video of Toya Graham, a Baltimore mother of six, was taken Monday as riots broke out in the city. The clip has become popular through social media. On Wednesday, she appeared on “CBS This Morning.”Graham says her son told her Sunday night that a group would be meeting at a mall Monday afternoon. She headed there when she heard that schools were closing early.At the mall, she saw police and helicopters. She stood on the same side of the street as police with shields as teens threw bricks at the officers.“I was like in awe. It was like, ‘oh my God’ … to see my son come across the street with a rock in his hand. I think at that point I just lost it,” she said.She says that if her son had wanted to stay home to go to Freddie Gray’s funeral, she would have allowed that. The 25-year-old died of a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody. The riots erupted hours after the service. 7:40 a.m.President Barack Obama says the Baltimore riots show that police departments need to build more trust in black communities.In an interview broadcast Wednesday on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” Obama says his heart goes out to the Baltimore officers who were injured by rioters. He says there’s no excuse for that kind of violence and that Baltimore police showed “appropriate restraint.”But he is calling on police departments “to hold accountable people when they do something wrong.” He says Attorney General Loretta Lynch is reaching out to mayors to let them know what resources are available for retraining police and providing body cameras to hold them accountable.And Obama says problems will continue if the response is only to retrain police without dealing with underlying social issues such as poor education, drugs and limited job opportunities. He says tackling those problems will require a broader movement.___6:30 a.m.A citywide curfew in Baltimore ended at 5 a.m. and the morning rush is getting underway with traffic flowing on most streets downtown. There are still a few road and lane closures around police headquarters and around Pennsylvania and North avenues, where demonstrators have been congregating and a hotspot for rioting Monday night.Local television showed a large police presence at that intersection and the CVS pharmacy in that neighborhood that burned in Monday’s riots being boarded up on Wednesday morning.Also, schools are set to reopen Wednesday morning after they were closed in the wake of Monday’s riots. In a letter to the city school community on Tuesday, schools CEO Gregory Thornton thanked the students who avoided violence and law-breaking on Monday. But he also condemned students who participated in the riots, saying they will be held accountable.___12:40 a.m.For the people arrested in Baltimore under the state of emergency, there could be a longer wait than usual to see a District Court official.Normally, state law requires that people arrested without warrants appear before a court official within 24 hours of their arrests.But as part of the state of emergency declared Monday by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan following unrest in the city, the governor extended the period to no later than 47 hours. That’s according to a letter he sent Tuesday to Judge Barbara Baer Waxman, the administrative judge for the Baltimore District Court.“This exercise of my authority is necessary to protect the public safety and to address the more than 200 arrests that were made by Baltimore Police Department and other law enforcement officials,” Hogan wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press.___12:12 a.m.At midnight Tuesday, Baltimore police arrested one man wearing a Wu-Tang Clan T-shirt for violating the 10 p.m. curfew near the scene of Tuesday night’s demonstration.Police placed him in plastic handcuffs and arrested him without incident.The man, who declined to give his name, said while he was being arrested that he was out at that hour because he had car problems. He said no animosity toward the officers.“They’re doing their job,” he said.Officers placed him in a prisoner transport van and told him they were taking him about 2 miles to Central Booking.___11:40 p.m. TuesdayBaltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts says a citywide curfew seems to be working.Batts told a news conference shortly before midnight Tuesday that only 10 people had been arrested following the 10 p.m. curfew, including seven for violating the curfew. He said two people were arrested for looting and one for disorderly conduct.Batts said he was pleased with the efforts of dozens of community organizers, clergy and neighborhood activists who urged residents to remain calm.“The curfew is, in fact, working,” Batts said. “Citizens are safe. The city is stable. We hope to maintain it that way.”Officials called for the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew following riots that started hours after Freddie Gray’s funeral Monday. He died after being injured in police custody.
A one-year-old boy has died after a boat carrying migrants to the Greek island of Lesbos from Turkey began sinking during the night, the ministry of shipping said on Friday.It said the child was on board a dinghy with 55 others, who said they were
Use SetupDiag to diagnose Windows 10 upgrade issues by Martin Brinkmann on April 05, 2018 in Windows – Last Update: April 06, 2018 – 11 commentsSetupDiag is a free diagnostic tool by Microsoft that is designed to find and parse Windows 10 setup log files to determine why an upgrade or update failed to install on a computer system.The program can be run on the computer that failed to upgrade or on another computer if relevant log files are available (for example, by copying them to the PC).SetupDiag works only on devices running Windows 10. The second requirement is that it depends on the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 which needs to be installed on the device it is run on.With the upcoming Windows 10 version 1803 just around the corner, it may be the right tool to have in your arsenal if you run into upgrading issues.Using SetupDiagYou can run SetupDiag directly after download. If you run it without parameters, it attempts to locate log files that Windows 10 creates during the upgrade process in the default folders on the device.The program creates a results.log file in its directory when it completes the scan which includes upgrade issues that it detected in the log files during parsing.SetupDiag creates a zip archive of all log files that it processed on top of that which it saves as Logs.zip in the same directory as well.The command line window lists those as well, but the window is closed automatically when the program finishes the scan.Check out our list of Windows 10 upgrade log files to find out more about those. Basically, what SetupDiag does is parse the following directories for log files:\$Windows.~bt\sources\panther\$Windows.~bt\Sources\Rollback\Windows\Panther\Windows\Panther\NewOSYou may run the application in offline mode to parse folders copied from another device. The tool parses one folder only if you copy individual folders, but if you copy the parent folder, it will include all logs found in all directories of the directory structure.SetupDiag can also be used to debug minidump files that Windows 10 may create during the upgrade process. Windows 10 creates the file setupmem.dmp either in %SystemDrive%$Windows.~bt\Sources\Rollback or in %WinDir%\Panther\NewOS\Rollback depending on when the upgrade process is stopped.Here are some examples:SetupDiag.exe — the core command. It will run in online mode which means that it tries to find upgrade logs on the target machine in the directories mentioned above.SetupDiag.exe /Output:C:\SetupDiag\Results.log /Mode:Offline /LogsPath:D:\Temp\Logs\LogSet1 – the command runs SetupDiag in offline mode. It will scan the directory LogSet1 for matching log files and issues.SetupDiag.exe /Output:C:\SetupDiag\Dumpdebug.log /Mode:Offline /LogsPath:D:\Dump — the command analyzes the setupmem.dmp file found in d:\dump.How it worksSetupDiag uses a set of rules files to find matches in upgrade logs. Rules have a name and associated unique identifier.The reliance on rules means that SetupDiag can only identify issues that are defined in its set of rules. Microsoft lists a total of 26 unique identifiers on the Microsoft Docs website which SetupDiag identifies in its current version.If the program fails to find the root cause for the upgrade issue, check out our how to analyze Windows 10 upgrade errors guide which offers information on diagnosing issues manually.Closing WordsSetupDiag may speed up the diagnosing of upgrade related issues on Windows 10 machines significantly. It reduces the time it takes to parse the log files but may still require additional research to repair the detected issue.Some issues, like not enough disk space, are easy enough to fix but others may require extensive research and repair operations.Now You: Did you run into Windows 10 upgrade errors in the past?SummaryArticle NameUse SetupDiag to diagnose Windows 10 upgrade issuesDescriptionSetupDiag is a free diagnostic tool by Microsoft that is designed to find and parse Windows 10 setup log files to determine why an upgrade or update failed to install on a computer system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2019 overview by Martin Brinkmann on June 11, 2019 in Companies, Microsoft, Windows – Last Update: June 12, 2019 – 16 commentsMicrosoft released security updates for all supported versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system on the June 11, 2019 Patch Day.Our overview of the June 2019 Patch Tuesday provides with you information about security and non-security updates that Microsoft released on this day.The overview includes an executive summary, statistics, links to all updates, the list of known issues sorted by operating system, download links, and more.Microsoft released the May 2019 Update for Windows 10 recently but it is available to users who seek for updates manually only at the time and only if the system is compatible.You can check out the May 2019 Update overview here in case you missed it.Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2019The following Excel spreadsheet lists security update information for June 2019. Click on the following link to download it to your system: Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2019 OverviewExecutive SummaryMicrosoft released security updates for all supported versions of the Windows operating system in June 2019.All client and server versions have critically rated vulnerabilities patched.Microsoft released security updates for other products such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, Azure, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Skype.Operating System DistributionWindows 7: 42 vulnerabilities of which 3 are rated critical and 39 are rated importantCVE-2019-0722 | Windows Hyper-V Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0888 | ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0985 | Microsoft Speech API Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityWindows 8.1: 35 vulnerabilities of which 3 are rated critical and 32 are rated importantsame as 1903Windows 10 version 1703: 41 vulnerabilities of which 4 is critical and 37 are importantsame as 1709Windows 10 version 1709: 43 vulnerabilities of which 4 is critical and 39 are importantCVE-2019-0709 | Windows Hyper-V Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilitysame as 1903Windows 10 version 1803: 45 vulnerabilities of which 3 are critical and 43 are importantsame as 1903Windows 10 version 1809: 47 vulnerabilities of which 3 are critical and 44 are importantsame as 1903Windows 10 version 1903: 42 vulnerabilities of which 3 are critical and 39 are important.CVE-2019-0620 | Windows Hyper-V Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0722 | Windows Hyper-V Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0888 | ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityWindows Server productsWindows Server 2008 R2: 42 vulnerabilities: 3 are critical and 39 are important.CVE-2019-0722 | Windows Hyper-V Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0888 | ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0985 | Microsoft Speech API Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityWindows Server 2012 R2: 34 vulnerabilities: 3 are critical and 31 are important.Same as Server 2019Windows Server 2016: 39 vulnerabilities: 4 are critical and 35 are importantCVE-2019-0709 | Windows Hyper-V Remote Code Execution VulnerabilitySame as Server 2019Windows Server 2019: 47 vulnerabilities: 3 are critical and 44 are important.CVE-2019-0620 | Windows Hyper-V Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0722 | Windows Hyper-V Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0888 | ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityOther Microsoft ProductsInternet Explorer 11: 7 vulnerability, 5 critical, 2 importantCVE-2019-1080 | Scripting Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2019-1055 | Scripting Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2019-1038 | Microsoft Browser Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0988 | Scripting Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0920 | Scripting Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityMicrosoft Edge: 14 vulnerabilities, 12 critical, 2 importantCVE-2019-0989 | Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0990 | Scripting Engine Information Disclosure VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0991 | Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0992 | Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2019-0993 | Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2019-1002 | Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2019-1003 | Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2019-1023 | Scripting Engine Information Disclosure VulnerabilityCVE-2019-1024 | Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2019-1038 | Microsoft Browser Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2019-1051 | Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2019-1052 | Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption VulnerabilityWindows Security UpdatesWindows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2KB4503292 — Monthly RollupFixed a HTTP and HTTPS string character limit issue in Internet Explorer.Security updatesKB4503269 — Security-only UpdateSecurity updates onlyWindows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2KB4503276 — Monthly RollupPatched a security vulnerability by “intentionally preventing connections between Windows and Bluetooth devices that are not secure and use well-known keys to encrypt connections”.Fixed the Preboot Execution Environment known issue.Fixed a HTTP and HTTPS string character limit issue in Internet Explorer.Security updates.KB4503290 — Security-only RollupSame as KB4503276 with the exception of the IE string character limit issue.Windows 10 version Windows 10 version 1709KB4503284Fixed Bluetooth vulnerability.Fixed an IE11 issue that could prevent IE from opening if no or a malformed search provider was set as the default.security updatesWindows 10 version 1803Fixed the Preboot Execution Environment issue.Same as 1709Windows 10 version 1809Fixed a Windows Mixed Reality keyboard rendering issue.Fixed a Bluetooth vulnerability.Fixed the Preboot environment issue.Updated Broadcom Wi-Fi firmware to Microsoft HoloLens.Fixed the IE11 default search provider issue.Security updatesWindows 10 version 1903Fixed Bluetooth vulnerability.Security updates.Other security updatesKB4503259 — Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: June 11, 2019KB4474419 — SHA-2 code signing support update for Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008: March 12, 2019KB4503285 — Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012KB4503287 — Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2008KB4503308 — Security update for Adobe Flash PlayerKB4503267 — Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server Version 1607KB4503291 — Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1507KB4503537 — Servicing Stack Update for Windows 10 Version 1607, and Windows Server 2016KB4504369 — Servicing Stack Update for Windows 10 Version 1809, and Windows Server 2019Known IssuesWindows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2Issue with McAfee Enterprise products that may cause the system to have slow startups or become unresponsive.Internet Explorer 11 may stop working when “loading or interacting with Power BI reports”.Workaround: republish with Markers turned off.Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2Same as Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2Certain operations on Cluster Shared Volumes still fail. Workaround is still valid.Windows 10 version 1709, 1803Certain operations on Cluster Shared Volumes still fail. Workaround is still valid.Windows 10 version 1809Certain operations on Cluster Shared Volumes still fail. Workaround is still valid.A printing issue in Microsoft Edge and other UWP apps that throws “Your printer has experienced an unexpected configuration problem. 0x80070007e.” errors.Workaround: use another browser to print.Error “0x800f0982 – PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND”after installing KB4493509 on devices with certain Asian languages.Windows 10 version 1903Windows Sandbox may fail to start with ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND (0x80070002)Security advisories and updatesADV190015 | June 2019 Adobe Flash Security UpdateADV190016 | Bluetooth Low Energy AdvisoryADV990001 | Latest Servicing Stack UpdatesNon-security related updatesKB4497935 for Windows 10 version 1903 and Windows Server 1903KB4497934 for Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019KB4505056 for Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019KB4499183 for Windows 10 version 1803KB4505064 for Windows 10 version 1803KB4499147 for Windows 10 version 1709KB4505062 for Windows 10 version 1709KB4499162 for Windows 10 version 1703KB4505055 for Windows 10 version 1703KB4499177 for Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016KB4505052 for Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016KB4503539 — Dynamic Update for Windows 10 Version 1803KB4494454 — Update for Windows 10KB4501226 — Update for POSReady 2009KB890830 — Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – June 2019Microsoft Office UpdatesYou find Office update information here.How to download and install the June 2019 security updatesAll Windows client systems are configured to download and install security updates automatically shortly after release. It is possible to run manual checks for updates to install these as early as possible.We suggest that backups are created before any updates are installed as updates may introduce issues of their own or in worst case, break the system.You can run a manual check for updates in the following way:Tap on the Windows-key, type Windows Update, and select the result.A click on “check for updates” runs a manual check. Updates may be installed automatically or on user request depending on system settings.Direct update downloadsWindows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP KB4503292 — 2019-06 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7KB4503269 — 2019-06 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2KB4503276 — 2019-06 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1KB4503290 — 2019-06 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1Windows 10 (version 1709) KB4503279 — 2019-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709Windows 10 (version 1803)KB4503286 — 2019-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803Windows 10 (version 1809) KB4503327 — 2019-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809Windows 10 (version 1903)KB4503293 — 2019-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1903Additional resourcesJune 2019 Security Updates release notesList of software updates for Microsoft productsList of the latest Windows Updates and Services PacksSecurity Updates GuideMicrosoft Update Catalog siteOur in-depth Windows update guideHow to install optional updates on Windows 10Windows 10 Update HistoryWindows 8.1 Update HistoryWindows 7 Update HistorySummaryArticle NameMicrosoft Windows Security Updates June 2019 overviewDescriptionDetailed overview of the Microsoft June 2019 Patch Day covering Windows security and non-security updates, advisories, known issues, and more.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Prostate Cancer | October 25, 2016 Axumin (Fluciclovine F-18) PET Tracer Effective in Detecting Recurrent Prostate Cancer Results of Phase 3 study show 68 percent overall detection rate with ability to detect local and distant recurrence across wide range of PSA values Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Related Content News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more October 25, 2016 — Blue Earth Diagnostics Ltd. announced the peer-reviewed publication of results from a Phase 3 clinical trial of Axumin (fluciclovine F 18) injection. Axumin is a novel molecular imaging agent indicated for use in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in men with suspected prostate cancer recurrence based on elevated blood levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) following prior treatment. Results of the multi-center study, conducted in Norway, Italy and the United States, demonstrated a 68 percent overall detection rate (DR) for Axumin, with the ability to detect local, as well as distant, prostate cancer recurrence across a wide range of PSA values. Axumin was well-tolerated in the study.The manuscript, “Multi-site experience of the safety, detection rate and diagnostic performance of fluciclovine (18F) PET/CT imaging in the staging of biochemically recurrent prostate cancer,” was accepted by The Journal of Urology and is now available online. The manuscript will also appear in an upcoming print issue. Lead authors are T. Bach-Gansmo of Oslo University, Oslo, Norway; C. Nanni of the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy and P.T. Nieh of Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.Blue Earth Diagnostics CEO Jonathan Allis, D.Phil., said these study results, in combination with a second Phase 3 study, formed the basis for the Priority Review and approval of Axumin by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).“Axumin was designed and developed by Dr. Mark Goodman at Emory University to enable visualization with PET imaging of increased amino acid transport that occurs in many cancers,” said David M. Schuster, M.D., an investigator in the Axumin Phase 3 study and associate professor of radiology and imaging sciences and director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Emory University. “While investigating this PET radiotracer we discovered its utility in detecting and localizing suspected biochemically recurrent prostate cancer. This study was designed to evaluate the diagnostic performance and safety of Axumin in this specific patient population.” “Biochemically recurrent prostate cancer occurs in up to one-third of men who have been treated for prostate cancer, and is therefore a very important medical challenge,” said Judd Moul, M.D., professor of surgery, urology, at Duke University. “These patients are assumed to have disease present, and knowing the location and extent of suspected disease could profoundly impact patient management decisions. Effective detection and localization of recurrent disease is critical in order to select optimal management for these patients, yet the sensitivity of standard-of-care anatomical imaging tests is very limited for identifying sites of prostate cancer recurrence. In my opinion, information provided by Axumin PET imaging may provide information critical to developing effective patient management plans, with the potential to lead to better outcomes for men with recurrent prostate cancer.”A total of 596 patients underwent Axumin PET/computed tomography (CT) imaging at four clinical sites in Norway, Italy and the United States to determine the detection rate (DR) stratified by PSA values. Additionally, the diagnostic performance of Axumin was assessed against histopathology (biopsy) in 143 scans. Results indicated a detection rate (DR) for Axumin of 68 percent (403/595 patients). In the prostate/bed and pelvic lymph node regions, positive findings were detected in 39 percent (232/599) and 33 percent (194/596) of scans, respectively. Metastatic involvement outside the pelvis was detected in 26 percent (155/591) of Axumin scans. The DR for Axumin in patients in the lowest quartile of baseline PSA (<0.79 ng/mL) was 41 percent (53/128 patients). Of these patients, 13 had involvement in the prostate/bed only, 16 had pelvic lymph node involvement without distant disease and 24 had distant metastases. For the 143 patient scans, the positive predictive value (PPV) of Axumin PET/CT scanning was 82 percent. For tumors in the prostate/prostate bed the PPV was 72 percent and for extraprostatic tumors it was 92 percent.In this study population, adverse events were reported in 5.4 percent of patients, with none considered related to Axumin. The safety profile was not altered following repeat administration. The authors concluded that Axumin is well tolerated and able to detect local and distant prostate cancer recurrence across a wide range of PSA values.For more information: www.blueearthdiagnostics.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for... read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system... read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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Comments Share Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements How do cataracts affect your vision? (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated PressCOTONOU, Benin (AP) – On an epic journey through Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton braved an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda, escaped a swarm of angry bees in Malawi and witnessed a rare snow in South Africa. She even shimmied on a dance floor, gaining the nickname “Secretary of Shake.”As she wrapped up her nine-nation African tour Friday in Benin, Clinton shattered her own travel record, logging 865,000 miles and stops in 108 countries _ 10 more countries than her nearest competitor, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. By far the more dangerous health risk Clinton faced on the trip was flying into Uganda in the midst of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, which, by the time it was contained on the day she left, killed at least 16 people.The specter of the killer disease in the western part of the country was present as she reiterated U.S. offers to help stop the spread at an event at an AIDS clinic in Kampala.In addition to setting a new record for countries visited by a secretary of state, Clinton also notched several personal bests on the 12-day jaunt. By the time she finally ends the trip Saturday in Istanbul, she will have visited 10 countries, the most on any overseas tour, and made 13 stops, twice traveling among three nations on a single day.She lodged in hotels ranging from the stately Cape Grace in Cape Town to the Holiday Inn Airport in Accra, Ghana, where she attended the state funeral of the late President John Atta Mills.___Online:Clinton dancing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vQ9xclUSMlmA Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Video of the secretary, clad in a shimmering blue jacket, boogieing down amid a cluster of dignitaries with decidedly mixed dancing skills quickly went viral on the Web, drawing hundreds of thousands of online views from around the world.Clinton _ once nicknamed “secretary of quake” by her traveling press corps for an uncanny knack of being in countries when temblors or other natural disasters hit (at least four times and counting now) _ had a new nickname.She had arrived in South Africa from making the first trip ever by a secretary of state to Malawi where she had also danced on camera _ with rural women after donating a bull to an agricultural collective _ but had not created the same stir.In Africa, the Internet buzzed with exaggerated reports that Clinton and her entourage had been attacked and chased out of the country by a swarm of angry bees. A local newspaper report said the insects had descended on the tarmac at the airport in Lilongwe and caused chaos as she boarded her plane.In fact, the bees swirled around her motorcade as it arrived but dissipated as it approached the plane where she was serenaded by a troupe of traditional dancers. Later, Clinton did not recall even seeing the bees, and no one in her party was stung. How men can have a healthy 2019 Circling from Senegal around the Cape of Good Hope to Kenya and back to the West African nation of Benin, she also engineered an oil deal between fractious Sudan and South Sudan, read the riot act to feuding politicians in Kenya, visited freedom icon Nelson Mandela and got Nigeria’s leaders to step up their efforts against terrorism.Clinton’s grueling journey _ her second major African swing _ may be remembered best for visiting Uganda amid a deadly Ebola outbreak, for the bees that didn’t sting her in Malawi and for the dance moves she displayed in South Africa on the same day that snow fell in the capital for the first time since 1968.On Tuesday in Pretoria, as South Africans reveled in the unusual winter snowfall, Clinton hosts dubbed her “Nimkita,” or “the one who brought the snow,” at a gala dinner that would provide perhaps the most-viewed television footage of the trip.“‘Nimkita’ will be a name that I will proudly bear,” Clinton told the crowd before the evening entertainment, South African jazz and pop singer Judith Sephuma, cajoled the clearly delighted former first lady to cut a rug with her and other guests at the Presidential Guest House.
Kuoni– SOTC revealed the findings of its India Holiday Report 2015. The study was conducted by Nielsen with 900+ Indians across six cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai in the age group of 25 to 60 years to understand the mindset and behavior of the Indian traveller towards holidays.Speaking on the report launch, Vishal Suri, CEO -Tour Operating, Kuoni India said, “The Kuoni-SOTC Holiday Report for 2015, research for which has been conducted by Nielsen with an objective to understand and obtain insights of the Indian Leisure Traveller and their travel behaviour. At Kuoni-SOTC, it is always our endeavour to continuously offer great value to our customers and cater to their needs. The insights from this study will further help us move in this direction, making holidays a priority for Indians.”Rajeev Wagle, Managing Director Kuoni India said, “The launch of this report underlines our commitment and our undying passion for making more and more people see a little bit more of the world. There is a lot in store for our esteemed customers and partners here at Kuoni India. My sincere thanks and gratitude to the support contributed by the partners to the growth of Kuoni India’s business achievements. We are counting that this esteemed partnership we share further deepens and continues to prosper in all our future endeavours.”Some of the findings of the report:1. 96% of Indians believe that holidays are important2. 15% of respondents rate holidays higher than clothes and electronic gadgets3. 81% of respondents who chose group holiday, chose it because of their ‘Cost Effectiveness’ and 68%, for their inclination towards home food4. 83% of respondents take up to 20 days of leave annuallyFollowing the success of Perfect Moment-The Luxury Travel Collection, Kuoni India unveiled the second edition of Perfect Moments, which features unexplored destinations, unchartered landscapes and novel leisure options. Meticulously curated and designed for the most discerning traveller, the book contains a vast treasure of inspiration and information on luxury travel. Containing eight themes, the book offers an excess of vacations in luxury settings, which one can customise according to a person’s need.Kuoni Business Travel recently launched the SONIC 2.2, which is an enhancement to its successful corporate travel booking tool SONIC that was launched in 2012. SONIC 2.2 is a cloud-based corporate travel solutions platform that provides a complete end-to-end technology suite, which encompasses advanced internet booking engine facility, using multiple sources of fares and availability, combined with comprehensive reporting and management capabilities.Sonic 2.2 aims to offer clients integrated solutions individually tailored to a company’s corporate culture and travel program needs. The system is PCI-DSS compliant. Commenting on the upgrade Manoj Chacko, CEO, Kuoni Business Travel said “We have come a long way since we first launched SONIC in 2012. The product, which was originally a very basic domestic booking tool, has today emerged as a unique offering in Corporate Travel. This product addresses the travel booking needs of the traveller and travel administrator as well as the key decision makers in the corporate. It also provides a single window to Kuoni’s staff to search and respond to booking queries of their corporate customers. In addition, there are multiple aggregators enabling the system to provide offshore fares along with the India published fares on the same window. SONIC is also integrated to Travel Expense module, which will be customisable as per client policy.”
Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim never rests.Heading into the third preseason game Sunday against the Houston Texans, Keim continues to scour the waiver wire for talent that could help the Cardinals heading into the 2016 season.ESPN’s Josina Anderson tweeted that Keim and the Cardinals may be kicking the tires on a free agent cornerback.Source: The #Lions, #Jets, #Cardinals & a NFC South team have made preliminary inquiries on Keenan Lewis, due diligence on availb personnel.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 23, 2016 In a second tweet, Anderson said she had spoken directly with Lewis, and he offered the following:“I wouldn’t mind playing with (Darrelle) Revis. Bruce Arians was also coaching with the Steelers when I was there. I wouldn’t mind playing with Patrick Peterson too. Those teams are only getting stronger. I just want to put myself in the best situation. I want to play two to three more years and my goal is to win a Super Bowl.”Lewis, 30, is a veteran of seven NFL seasons, spending the last three in New Orleans. Because of a hip injury, he played in only six games in 2015, starting one. Lewis started all 16 games in 2013 and 2014 for the Saints after joining them as a free agent following four years in Pittsburgh. New Orleans cut ties with the cornerback earlier this month after he began training camp on the physically unable to perform list.The former Oregon State Beaver stands 6-feet tall and weighs 198 pounds. Earlier this week, it was reported that Lewis would visit Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. The Steelers originally chose the corner in the third round of the 2009 draft (96th overall) and he played 45 games in a Pittsburgh uniform, starting 17.Lewis has seven interceptions, 53 passes defensed and 213 combined tackles in his career. Arizona’s cornerback situation was bolstered this week by the return of Justin Bethel, who many believe will ultimately be the starter opposite Patrick Peterson when the Cardinals open the season Sept. 11 against New England. Rookie Brandon Williams has seen extensive work there in training camp. Arizona also signed veterans Mike Jenkins and Alan Ball earlier this summer to compete for playing time. Top Stories New Orleans Saints defensive back Erik Harris (30) goes through drills against cornerback Keenan Lewis (21) during an NFL football practice in Metairie, La., Thursday, June 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact