CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sydney River Bridge The Sydney River Bridge on Keltic Drive is reduced to one lane until Friday, Jan. 29, to allow for repairs. Residents of Coxheath and Westmount are encouraged to use the interchange on Coxheath Road to get to Highway 125 during the construction period. Local Area Office: 902-563-2245 -30-
Mumbai: Dressed nattily — in black and white suits, and sporting blue ties, the cast of upcoming Bollywood film “83” has left for the London round of its shooting schedule. The movie will trace India’s historic victory at the 1983 cricket World Cup. Ranveer Singh, who leads the cast of the Kabir Khan directorial playing the role of former Indian skipper Kapil Dev, chose to call the squad “Kapil’s Devils”. The rest of the cast, includes Saqib Saleem, Adinath Kothare, Chirag Patil, Harddy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Jatin Sarna, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Dinker Sharma, Jiiva, Sahil Khattar, Dhairya Karwa, Nishant Dahhiya and R Badree. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ “About to embark on a remarkable cinematic journey. Proud, blessed,” tweeted Ranveer Singh on Tuesday. “Let the games begin,” tweeted Salim, who will play Mohinder Amarnath on the screen. The young actor also shared a video of his moustached look, and wrote: “Jimmy is ready, Jimmy is about to embark on this beautiful journey… I am super excited to be a part of this film. Boys, this is going to be itihasik (historical).” ’83’ is being presented by Reliance Entertainment, and will release on April 10, 2020 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has arrested five people in two cases including theft case of a UP legislator (BJP) from Hathras, Hari Shankar Manohar, was robbed off his personal belongings and cash near Apollo Hospital’s parking by tricking the driver.Accused persons used to particularly target only those vehicles in which only driver were sitting and there used to be a laptop or luggage bag on the car seat. Accused persons used to follow the target vehicle on motorcycle and TSR. The accused used to spread currency notes on the road and then point-out to the driver towards the currency notes, luring them to pick them up while picking up the money, the other gang members swiftly open the car gate from opposite side and remove the bag kept on the seat and fled away with the booty in a hired auto in which Murugan, one of the accused used to supervise the entire operation. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items20 notes of Rs 10 denomination, two laptops, documents, one country made pistol and two live cartridges, Rs 18,000 cash, foreign currency notes were also recovered. During sustained interrogation, accused persons disclosed that they are native of Trichy, Tamil Nadu and work for Murugan and Govindan. Both Murugan and Govindan, allure young alcohol addicted and unemployed youths and bring them to Delhi for stealing bags from vehicles with different modus operandi. In another incident in Pul Prahladpur, two men have been arrested who used to puncture cars and beak window panes with the help of stones. “Thereafter, accused persons used to punctured the target car to distract the driver and point-out to the driver about the puncture. Once the driver comes out of the car, accused persons swiftly pull out the bag from the car,” said Chinmoy Biswal, DCP South East.
In today’s Big Story podcast, this story spanned nearly a month and crossed thousands of kilometres of Canada’s wildest North. It began as a search for two missing young men. It ended with the discovery of the bodies the police believe are those same men, who were wanted for murder.Some facts of the case we know already, and more will emerge in the coming days. But since everyone directly involved is apparently dead, and the crimes occurred in remote locations far from witnesses, there are other things we’ll never find out. And if we never have all the facts, everyone will imagine their own. It’s not pretty but that’s how these things work. And it’s why nobody will ever forget this case.GUEST: Lasia Kretzel, reporter, NEWS 1130 VancouverAudio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/chtbl.com/track/G9G45/rogers-aod.leanstream.co/rogers/thebigstory_dai/tbs_08092019_dai.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and SpotifyYou can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.
Rabat – The Association of Moroccan Professionals in America (AMPA) and the American University of Leadership (AUL) have released the agenda for “Education for a Better Morocco,” an international conference that kicks off on Friday June 3, Rabat. The conference focuses on education within the broader context of business, entrepreneurship, and the future economic growth of Morocco. The agenda lays out a program featuring an impressive array of international experts.Speakers include Dr. Lahcen Daoudi, Morocco’s Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Training, who will also offer keynote remarks; Hamid Ben Elafdil, President, La Fondation Marocaine l’Etudiant and former CEO of the Moroccan Investment Development Agency — AMDI, and Prince Youssouf Ouedraogo, Director, African Development Bank and former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso.Others include Malika Laasri, CEO of Education for Employment; Amine Bentahar, Managing Partner of Advantix Digital (formerly with Microsoft and Hilton Hotels) from the U.S., Sarah Ouakim, Multilingual and Multicultural Leadership Executive & Founder of Global Bridging, from Sweden; Professor Kamaleddine Tabine, Moroccan-American university professor; Prof. Christine Clarke, Academic Dean of the European University’s business school in Spain; Zouhair Benjelloun, Managing Director of SNTL Supply Chain; and two core team members representing the Moroccan and U.S. government respectively who participated in the recent establishment of MCC Compact 2. Delegates of the Minister of Moroccans Resident Abroad and Immigration Affairs, Anis Birou, and of the Minister of Equipment, Transportation, and Logistics, Aziz Rabbah, will present remarks on behalf of their ministers.The two panels on macro and micro issues will be moderated by Abdelmounim El Amrani, Bureau Chief in Rabat of Al Jazeera, and Adnane Bennis, Managing Editor of Morocco World News.The day’s session will close with a cocktail reception, celebrating the official launch of AUL’s new American University of Leadership Morocco Foundation. Saturday morning continues with a round table of invited experts to develop recommendations for strengthening and enhancing Morocco’s educational system.“We are looking forward to hosting this international conference, to provide a powerhouse platform for international experts in education and business from around the world to focus on Morocco’s bright economic future,” said Dr. Anass Lahlou, the President of AUL. “With our new foundation and university, AUL is well positioned to facilitate innovation, research, and business best practices in Morocco, thereby contributing to Morocco’s economic stability and growth.”“We are so pleased that we were able to springboard off of AMPA’s initiative last December in its Moroccan American Bridges 2015 conference to present this international conference in partnership with the American University of Leadership Morocco addressing important education issues,” said Chaouki Zahzah, President of AMPA. “This comes at an important time when Morocco is reconsidering its position in the world arena and its national brand in the global economy. It will be critical for Morocco to be able to provide the best qualified workforce to fill the jobs created by increasing entrepreneurship and investment in Morocco.”Morocco World News is a proud media partner of this conference, which is supported by other strategic partners and sponsors, including the Ministry of Moroccans Resident Abroad and Immigration Affairs; the Ministry of Equipment, Transportation, and Logistics; Royal Air Maroc; AMPA; AmCham Morocco; Amoud; AUL Global Radio; Africar; Belmejdoub Events; Event Travel International; Golden Tulip Farah Hotel; PIIMT, and the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East and North Africa Consultants Association.The conference is free, but registration is required. For the full agenda and to register, visit: http://events.aulm.us/education-for-a-better-morocco/.
“The rumours that Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been appointed as the Defence Secretary are simply not true. @GotabayaR will not accept any administrative roles in the Government, but will continue to support @PresRajapaksa to establish a stable government,” Milinda Rajapaksha, a spokesperson for Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in a tweet. (Colombo Gazette) Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has denied reports he will be appointed as the new Defence Secretary.Rajapaksa says he has no intention of joining the new Government but will support it.
MONTREAL — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says progress made in negotiations to modernize NAFTA will make it easier for companies to conduct trilateral trade.After speaking to a Montreal business audience, the minister told reporters that the nine modernization chapters concluded in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement will cut red tape that has made it a hassle to conduct cross-border trade.Freeland says modernization of the 24-year-old trade agreement is often ignored by journalists who focus on struggles by the United States, Canada and Mexico to reach an overall deal.Good regulatory practices and sanitary measures may not be worthy of the front pages, she says, but bringing NAFTA up to date with the 21st Century will help those who actually trade by, for example, implementing electronic forms at the border.Consultations ahead of the start of negotiations nine months ago found that about 40 per cent of Canadians doing business with the U.S. didn’t bother to use their NAFTA preferences that allow products to be traded duty-free.Freeland says the high number showed that people making real-life decisions concluded that the hassle wasn’t worth their time.She says the public will find when a modernized NAFTA deal is concluded that it will simply be easier to trade.
Ohio State continued to add to its 2020 class Sunday after four-star quarterback Jack Miller committed to the Buckeyes. A Scottsdale, Arizona, native, Miller, the No. 47 overall recruit, is the No. 3 pro-style quarterback and the No. 3 recruit from the state according to the 247Sports composite rankings. According to Miller on Twitter, he had received several other scholarship offers, including offers from Michigan, Michigan State and Alabama.Miller is the fourth player to commit to Ohio State in the 2020 class. He will join five-star offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr., four-star defensive back Lejond Cavazos and four-star offensive lineman Jake Wray in the recruiting class.
Sasol, the world’s leading producer of synthetic fuels from coal and natural gas, says it has become the first company worldwide to receive international approval for its 100% synthetic jet fuel produced by its proprietary Coal to Liquids (CTL) process. Sanctioned by global aviation fuel specification authorities Sasol CTL will be the first fully synthetic fuel to be approved for use in commercial airliners. This marks a significant development in the adoption of clean burning alternative fuels for the aviation industry; engine-out emissions of Sasol’s jet fuel are lower than those from jet fuel derived from crude oil due to its limited sulphur content. Approval of Sasol’s CTL fuel for commercial aviation is also a milestone in the effort to secure domestic energy supply for South Africa and other countries with significant domestic coal and natural gas reserves; Sasol’s transformative technology will allow these countries to monetize natural resources and increase energy security.Commenting on the announcement, Pat Davies, CE of Sasol said, “This is an historic breakthrough – winning approval for a transportation fuel that is 100% synthetic. This approval by the international aviation fuel authorities recognises the absolute need to develop aviation fuel from feedstocks other than crude-oil in order to meet the world’s growing needs. Sasol is the global leader and pioneer in advanced synthetic fuel technology and this is a huge step forward toward integrating a viable alternative transportation fuel into the energy mix and showing the way forward for countries seeking security in a world that is thirsty for energy.”Sasol, for the past nine years, has supplied a fuel mixture comprised of a CTL component blended with crude oil derived kerosene to international airlines operating from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Based on the success of the alternative fuel blend and following a several-year period of rigorous testing and evaluation, international aviation fuel authorities including the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (UK MoD), governing the Defence Standard DEFSTAN 91-91, approved Sasol’s wholly synthetic jet fuel as Jet A-1 fuel for commercial use in all types of turbine aircraft.ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, has also been working closely with the UK MoD and is expected to include Sasol CTL synthetic jet fuel in its ASTM D1655 specification following the publication of the UK’s DEFSTAN 91-91. Jet A-1 according to the DEF STAN 91-91 specification is very similar to Jet A-1 defined by the ASTM D1655 except for a small number of areas where DEF STAN 91-91 is more stringent.In keeping with the stringent regulation of the Joint Checklist, aviation industry stakeholders, including airframe, engine and ancillary equipment manufacturers; airlines and aviation authorities such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA); and relevant oil companies have all participated in the approval process.The fuel is fully fungible and aligned with the current aviation infrastructure through its compatibility with the existing engine requirements and can be used with conventional crude oil-derived jet fuelling systems. In addition to the benefiting the end-user, Sasol’s process also enhances value by adding synthetic jet fuel to the product range available to the resource provider, who will now have another Sasol produced alternative to crude-oil derived fuels.The current approval covers jet fuel produced at Sasol’s Synfuels facility in Secunda, South Africa. The production in Secunda holds broader implications for the alternative fuel mix as it paves the way for future global production and the use of synthetic fuels for use in transportation. Sasol jet fuel products that will also be submitted for sanction include Oryx GTL plant in Qatar, the joint venture GTL plant in Nigeria and the potential CTL ventures in the USA, China and India.Research is also underway to find an effective process to produce synthetic fuel from biomass to further improve environmental sustainability.
Microsoft has officially confirmed that the Windows Phone 7 Mango update will indeed be branded as Windows Phone 7.5, and there’s plenty of buzz about a spate of new features which are due to arrive. Forget about your silly NoDo-enabled copy and paste functionality, Windows Phone 7.5 comes packing a pair of instant messaging additions and a whole lot more.Native Windows Live Messenger support was revealed just last week, and now the Developer Podcast has revealed that Facebook and AIM chat will also be baked in. Windows Phone 7.5 is also adding two more messaging features: group messaging and visual voicemail. The group feature will allow you to choose between email and SMS, and it will tell you which group members you’ve got a valid address for should you decide to go with a mail blast. Visual voicemail will be built on the OMTP standard, just as it has been on iOS and Android.SkyDrive and Office 365 will built into the Windows Phone 7.5 Office Hub, which will make accessing your Office files in the cloud an absolute breeze. There’s also improved Xbox Live integration, allowing users to automatically connect to the service and sync game data. The lockscreen will also get a little love, with a new option to display the album artwork for your currently playing audio track.Previously announced 7.5 goodies include webOS-style multitasking, Internet Explorer Mobile 9, and Twitter integration. For developers, Windows Phone 7.5 will improve access to phone functions and adds APIs for hardware like cameras and accelerometers.While all the new features sound great, I’m just hoping the update process goes a little bit more smoothly this time around. I still can’t get my Surround 7 to make the move to NoDo.More at WinRumors
Apr 8th 2019, 5:19 PM Her legacy will live on through the thousands of people whose lives she helped to improve. O’Neill had also worked in Central America at a time when civil wars were being fought in El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. She oversaw humanitarian aid to more than two million refugees in the Central American region during those conflicts years. In 1982, O’Neill and President Michael D Higgins, who was a TD at the time, visited El Salvador to investigate reports of a massacre in the village of El Mozote. She was appointed by President Higgins as a member of the High Level Panel for the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad in 2012 and awarded the Hugh O´Flaherty Humanitarian Award in 2011.In July 2017, she was conferred with an honorary Doctor of Law degree by the University of Ulster.Paying tribute to O’Neill, President Higgins said: “I was privileged to have her as a friend and will never forget the brilliant guidance and assistance she provided on so many occasions and in so many places. She will be missed by so many, but must acutely by her family, her wide circle of friends and her former colleagues in Trócaire. Following her retirement, Sally continued to work in a voluntary capacity as a facilitator with prisoners and migrants in Honduras, where she lived. “Our hearts go out to Sally’s family, particularly her children Roger, Rhona and Xio, and her husband Roger,” de Barra said. “Although we still cannot believe she is gone, we know that she left an incredible footprint around the world.” By Hayley Halpin 6 Comments Her drive, passion and commitment was as strong as ever. Sally was much beloved by communities and human rights activists throughout Central America. She dedicated her life to improving the lives of others. Monday 8 Apr 2019, 5:19 PM Short URL 15,863 Views Sally O’Neill Source: TrócaireTRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to Trócaire worker Sally O’Neill after she died in a road accident in Guatemala.O’Neill, from Dungannon, Co Tyrone, had worked for the charity for 37 years. She joined the organisation in 1987 and retired in April 2015. “We are heartbroken by this news. She was a truly remarkable person. Trócaire was only five years old when Sally joined,” Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra said. “Sally built the foundations of the organisation. She embodied our values and, through her courage and commitment to human rights, touched the lives of so many people,” she said. O’Neill worked primarily on Trócaire projects in Latin America, but she was also involved in providing famine relief in Ethiopia in the mid-1980s. She established Trócaire’s programme in Somalia in the early-1990s in response to a famine there. Prior to her retirement, she was Trócaire’s head of region for Latin America, based in Honduras. “I was with Sally last week in Guatemala. Despite having officially retired, she remained a driving force for human rights in Central America,” de Barra said. Share236 Tweet Email4 https://jrnl.ie/4582160 ‘A truly remarkable person’: Tributes paid to Trócaire worker of 37 years Sally O’Neill Through the years, O’Neill worked primarily on Trócaire projects in Latin America. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
The former Barcelona superstar Andres Iniesta said he and his family had a hard time adapting to Japanese life.One of Barcelona’s biggest stars, Andres Iniesta, decided to leave the Spanish La Liga giants to join Japanese side, Vissel Kobe.For many it was a shocking move, to others it was expected as the player is now aging but he doesn’t want to stop playing football.And now the 34-year-old explains how difficult was to adapt to the Japanese lifestyle.“I have to confess that the adaption process has not been easy during my first six months in Japan, in sporting and in family terms,” he was quoted by ESPN.“We arrived here after the World Cup, so we had hardly any time to organize ourselves.”“We have spent our time getting used to the differences between the two cultures,” he added.“Japanese customs are radically different to ours [in Spain] but, finally, we feel adapted. Now it’s time to enjoy being here.”La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“After a run of six or seven defeats when I first got here, I was surprised how well the fans took the bad results,” he said comparing how Barca fans feel after a bad result.“The Japanese take losing in a very different way to how we do in Spain.”“I’ve found it hard to adapt to that philosophy. I have always been very competitive. I have never liked losing. Now, I have to learn from them and see it from another point of view. They’re competitive, but they extract other conclusions from defeats,” he explained.“But my time here has been infinitely more relaxed than my spell at Barca. I was completely empty [in Spain]. I had nothing left. The pressure at a club like Barca is huge. Coming to Kobe has released me from that tension.”90 años de fútbol, de pasión y de ilusiones. Fue un privilegio jugar en @LaLiga con tantos y tantos grandes jugadores y compañeros. Por muchos años más de fútbol. pic.twitter.com/htBDa4r3P9— Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) February 11, 2019
DENVER — Hit the slopes — and then a bong?Marijuana legalization votes this week in Colorado and Washington state don’t just set up an epic state-federal showdown on drug law for residents. The measures also open the door for marijuana tourism.Both marijuana measures make marijuana possession in small amounts OK for all adults over 21 — not just state residents but visitors, too. Tourists may not be able to pack their bowls along with their bags, but as long as out-of-state tourists purchase and use the drug while in Colorado or Washington, they wouldn’t violate the marijuana measures.Of course, that’s assuming the recreational marijuana measures take effect at all. That was very much in doubt Friday as the states awaited word on possible lawsuits from the U.S. Department of Justice asserting federal supremacy over drug law.So the future of marijuana tourism in Colorado and Washington is hazy. But that hasn’t stopped rampant speculation, especially in Colorado, where tourism is the No. 2 industry thanks to the Rocky Mountains and a vibrant ski industry.The day after Colorado approved recreational marijuana by a wide margin, the headline in the Aspen Times asked, “Aspendam?” referring to Amsterdam’s marijuana cafes.
Insurance organisation Allianz Worldwide Partners has hosted its third Learning at Work Week, providing its 550 UK-based employees with access to activities designed to enhance their personal and professional development.Over the course of the week, employees were able to take part in creative activities such as Latin dance lessons, a craft workshop, a biscuit-icing masterclass, and a hip-hop dance session.Wellbeing activities such as manicures, hypnotherapy, reflexology, massages, and meditation were also available for staff to enjoy, as well as health checks and first aid training.Lunchtime talks enabled staff to learn about topics such as money management, body building and nutrition. The organisation’s charity partner, the London Air Ambulance, also came on-site to speak to staff about the work the charity performs. Employees also took part in career coaching and car maintenance sessions.The week, which took place in May 2017, had a curious and creative theme, designed to inspire more employers to support workplace learning for staff.Serge Corel (pictured), chief executive officer at Allianz Worldwide Partners in the UK and Ireland, said: “Learning at Work Week offers a great opportunity to inspire employees and reward them for their year-round hard work and commitment. This year’s event was our most successful yet and we are confident that the week will become a firm fixture on our calendar.“We understand the benefits of creating a happy, engaging workplace and Learning at Work Week allows us to focus on personal development in a way that’s fun and informative whilst helping to recharge our batteries and bring the team together.”
Playboy CEO Scott Flanders told The New York Times that the change is an acknowledgment that nudity is, thanks to the web, ubiquitous. “That battle has been fought and won,” he tells The Times. “You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just passé at this juncture.” The brand began its “safe-for-work” push when it retook control of its site (from a licensing deal) last year. That strategy paid off; monthly site traffic has increased 400 percent since. That move also decreased its median reader age from 47 to 30, indicating the brand is looking to capture more Millennial readers. Although nudity is out, the brand will continue to feature (clothed) Playmate models in every issue, along with its typical mix of lifestyle editorial content. The new design will include an increased trim size and heavier paper stock. Playboy Enterprises announced a major change for its magazine next year—no more nudity inside the book. In addition, the magazine will undergo a total redesign, which will debut with its March 2016 issue. Of course, a big chunk of revenue for Playboy Enterprises is in licensing, which includes international editions. The company tells Folio: sister title min that some international editions will continue to publish nudity in their respective issues.
Encouraged by the takeover of its competitor Ranbaxy Laboratories, India’s biggest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., seems ready to spend around $7 billion more on such acquisitions.”What has changed after the Ranbaxy acquisition is that their ambition has grown and now they want to become a global company which is more innovation-oriented,” a banker at a foreign bank familiar with Sun Pharma’s plans told Reuters.Sun Pharma is now eyeing acquisitions in the U.S. and the Europe, with a focus on companies that manufacture biosimilars, the low cost products similar to biotech drugs, which are seeing a fast pickup in sales.However, Dilip Shanghvi, who along with family members holds control in the pharma giant, will remain patient in his search for a suitable company, as he identifies the importance of a “transformational acquisition”, the bankers said.The company, with a market capitalisation of around $36 billion, also appears to make investments in non-biotech complex generic medicines, which bring in higher margins compared to Indian firms that manufacture “simpler copycat drugs”.One such possibility in the near-term is Sun Pharma bidding for any divestments by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the world’s largest generic drugmaker, arising out of its successful bid to acquire rival Mylan for $40 billion, the bankers added.Further, Sun Pharma’s cash position remains strong to finance any large scale deals. The company’s is sitting on a cash pile of $1.5 billion and debt-to-equity ratio stands at only 0.13.”The company is also generating lot of cash every year and if they don’t use it to fuel growth, it will erode shareholder value,” said an India M&A head at a European bank.As a part of its aggressive acquisition plans, Sun Pharma appointed Arvind Kumar in April, to oversee its acquisitions. Kumar has worked as M&A executive at Reliance Industries Ltd and JSW Steel Ltd.
Bangladesh Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRuling Bangladesh Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir should resign from his party shouldering the responsibility for the failures both in the movement and the general elections, reports UNB.”As a secretary general he couldn’t carry out a movement even for 10 minutes in the last 10 years while his party couldn’t get even 10 seats in the [11th parliamentary] elections. BNP has failed both in the movement and the election. He [Fakhrul] should resign taking the responsibility for the failures if he has the minimum sense of shame,” he said.A day after Fakhrul asked him to apologise publicly for committing the offence of “vote rigging” in the 11th parliamentary elections, Quader hit back at his BNP counterpart while talking to newsmen at the AL’s Bangabandhu Avenue central office after an extended meeting of Dhaka south city unit Juba League.Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said those who turned down people’s outstanding victory should apologise to the nation.He also said Fakhrul is now behaving like a ‘reckless driver’, and urged all to remain alert about him to avert any accident.On Tuesday, Fakhrul said the Awami League is now unable to handle such a major ‘rigging’ in the election. “Ask Mr Quader (AL general secretary) to go to a stadium and apologise to the nation for resorting to blatant lies and deceiving people.”Mentioning that the 30 December national election was transparent and an excellent one, Quader questioned whether any agent of the candidates of the BNP and Jatiya Oikya Front raised any objection about the transparency of the election.He also trashed the report of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on various election irregularities, including stamping ballot papers the night before the polls, terming those fictitious ones.”TIB has now come up with a fairytale after so many days of the election. We know why they’ve cooked up so many imaginary and unbelievable stories. The country’s people will give a reply to it,” the minister added.
Kolkata: State Finance and Industry minister Amit Mitra said on Thursday that the state government has increased the threshold limit to Rs 1 lakh for the electronic-way or e-way bill in case of movement of goods within the state, from the existing limit of up to Rs 50,000.He further announced that the generation of such bill for an intra-state movement of goods is being exempted, where goods are being sent to job workers.”The e-way bill with regard to movement of goods within the state originating and terminating within Bengal (intra-state movement but without passing through any other state), would be required where the consignment value exceeds Rs 1 lakh. Such limit is up to Rs 50,000 in other states. We have raised the limit keeping in mind the interest of our small traders,” Mitra said at the Kolkata Garment Expo 2018, organised by Bengal Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Traders Welfare Association. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedQuoting the notification that was issued by the Commissioner of State Tax, Bengal on Thursday, Mitra added: “Generation of e-way bill for an intra-state movement of goods is exempted where such goods are being sent to a job worker for job work, being sent from one job worker to another, or are being returned to the principal after such job work and where such transportation is not for final delivery of the finished goods.”It may be mentioned that the Central government had launched the e-way bill system from April 1, for moving goods worth over Rs 50,000 from one state to another and the same for intra or within the state movement was rolled out from April 15 in a phased manner. Such a bill is required when the value of taxable consignment, along with the tax value, is more than Rs 50,000. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe Finance minister also announced a textile hub at Nangi in Maheshtala, South 24-Parganas, on a land of nine lakh sq ft, for facilitating garment manufacturers and traders and a common facility centre would also be set up.According to him, nearly 30,000 artisans and entrepreneurs, including organised and unorganised sectors, have been working in Metiabruz, a hub of garments and apparel manufacturing in the state that generates over 5 lakh jobs.Mitra reiterated that the Mamata Banerjee government is leaving no stones unturned to bring the unorganised sector under an organised set-up so that they get better margins and manufacture products of export standards.”The common facility centre will house design, laboratory and other facilities for facilitating the manufacturers,” Mitra added. In Metiabruz, 90 percent small entrepreneurs and artisans are unorganised.According to him, bank lending to MSMEs in the last year was Rs 44,000 crore, exceeding the target of Rs 38,000 crore in the state.
Organizers had faced backlash after describing the Pride event as ‘a march of celebration not protest’.The committee said they had faced ‘demoralizing and unhelpful comments’ since making the comments in May, the BBC reported.The comment was included in an email to participants of this year’s Sheffield Pride, which took place in July.It soon began to receive backlash on social media, with one person saying the description was ‘whitewashing our entire struggle’.The committee had also faced criticisms of the decision to vet placards which would be displayed on the march.‘Any group attending with Banners or Placard (sic)… will be viewed by the Parade Manager. Any that are deemed to be ‘offensive’ will not be allowed in the march,’ the statement had said.It soon began to receive backlash on social media, with one person saying the description was ‘whitewashing our entire struggle’.The committee had also faced criticisms of the decision to vet placards which would be displayed on the march.‘Any group attending with Banners or Placard (sic)… will be viewed by the Parade Manager. Any that are deemed to be ‘offensive’ will not be allowed in the march,’ the statement had said.Sheffield Pride parade 2017 with a screenshot of the message from Sheffield Pride | Photo: Tim Dennell / Flickr‘Constantly criticized’Sheffield Pride celebrated its tenth anniversary this year.In a statement released on the Pride Sheffield website, the organizers said ‘the event was a huge success’.However, they went on to say it was one of the most challenging, and that they felt ‘constantly criticized’ when trying to promote the event while trying to ‘make it better for everyone’. Sheffield Pride under fire for calling parade ‘celebration, not protest’Minneapolis Police not allowed to wear uniforms if they march at PrideLGBTQ – eTurboNews (eTN)Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/entire-sheffield-pride-committee-resigns-after-backlash-over-comments/ Sheffield Pride 2017. | Photo: Tim Dennell / Flickr Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ‘It certainly felt like what we’ve done was not appreciated,’ the statement said, before giving their best wishes to whoever will take over organizing the event.Many comments on social media found that the organizers’ approach to be neutralizing what they believed should be a protest, and undermining the historic struggles of the LGBTI rights movement.In now-deleted tweets, Twitter user Danny wrote: ‘When we have queer asylum seekers being deported, when trans women of colour are being killed on the streets, when gay conversion therapies are still alive and well and queer youth are suffering every day, PRIDE WILL BE A PROTEST.’Another Twitter user wrote: ‘So cute how Pride organizers think they can make statements like this and not end up getting 10x more protesters than they would have otherwise.’Just a few photos from today. Thank you to everyone who came to #PrideSheffield – Hope you had a wonderful day.We have just left the site and going home for some well needed sleep before we’re back again tomorrow to take everything down.What a great day ! pic.twitter.com/zQkgcLcM41— Pride Sheffield (@PrideSheffield) 28 July 2018Attempts to make Sheffield Pride more inclusiveIn May, event manager Darren Hopkinson told GSN: ‘We, as a committee, have always said from day one in 2008 that we accept what Prides were initially set up for and we appreciate what they were set up for.‘But Sheffield people at a committee meeting in 2015 said to us they wanted it to be a celebration of life, celebration of equality and diversity and a place of inclusiveness,’ he continued.Hopkinson also said that the decision to vet placards was ‘down to the abusive and swearing that was on the placards and the complaints we received.’ He said some marchers’ placards contained swear words like ‘cunt’, and the organizers were attempting to ban offensive language to make the march more inclusive.At the time, Hopkins noted the backlash the committee were receiving over their comments and planning decisions. ‘Because we’ve addressed this, we’re getting abuse. And it is abuse that we are getting,’ he said.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The entire committee for Sheffield Pride has resigned after months of criticism over their description of the event.
Feature | October 29, 2010 Clinical Study Looks at Real-Time Tracking During Lung Cancer RT Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD October 29, 2010 – The first clinical study has been initiated to evaluate the use of the Calypso System for tracking lung cancer tumors during radiation delivery, including a new design of the company’s implantable Beacon transponder. Calypso Medical Technologies Inc. has developed real-time localization technology used for the precise tracking of tumors. The initial clinical site, Tygerberg Hospital, is affiliated with the University of Stellenbosch, a leading research institution in South Africa located just outside of Cape Town, the same city where the world’s first heart transplant took place in 1967. The first implantation of the proprietary anchored Beacon transponders in a patient was performed by professor C.T. Bolliger, director of respiratory research and co-chairman of the division of pulmonology at the University of Stellenbosch.To accommodate use in lung cancer tumors, the Beacon transponders have been designed to include an anchoring feature that provides stability in the airways of the lung. Currently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permanent implantation in the prostate by way of an introducer needle, a delivery system was engineered to allow for implantation in the lung using a standard bronchoscope and proprietary delivery catheter. “The implantation of the three anchored Beacon transponders took only 20 minutes and when combined with the Calypso System, will provide my colleagues in radiation oncology precise information about the location of the tumor,” Bolliger said. “Lung tumors move faster than any other tumors in the body so they are particularly difficult to treat using radiotherapy. With Calypso’s ability to track this high-velocity repetitive motion, treatment options for lung cancer patients may expand to include earlier and more aggressive radiation treatment.”The goal of radiation therapy is to focus the radiation beam on the tumor while avoiding the irradiation of surrounding healthy tissue, which may cause serious side effects. To account for the motion associated with lung tumors, a treatment margin or envelope of healthy tissue is added around the tumor, which includes all of the possible directions in which the tumor can move as the patient breathes. In order to keep the envelope of healthy tissue being irradiated as small as possible, physicians must be able to accurately and precisely track the location of the tumor. Calypso’s technology provides physicians with this information continuously throughout each treatment session. As a result, more radiation is delivered to the tumor. This may improve outcomes and less radiation is delivered to healthy tissue, which may lower the incidence of side effects.”The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is dismal at just sixteen percent and it has improved little in the past 25 years,” said Dr. Gerald E. Paris, MB ChB, senior lecturer, Stellenbosch University and senior specialist in radiation oncology, Tygerberg Hospital. “In order to expand and develop curative high dose radiation therapy delivery in patients for whom surgery is undesirable or impossible, more accurate real-time tracking is essential. Calypso’s real-time tumor tracking during respiratory motion permits radiation therapy in significantly more patients who might otherwise be unable to tolerate treatment due to the development of side effects. We’ve never had real-time tracking information and we are excited to use it to explore new treatment paradigms that may improve the outlook for lung cancer patients.”According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, lung cancer has been the most common cancer in the world for several decades. In 2008, the most recent year for which statistics are available, lung cancer accounted for 1.38 million deaths worldwide and was the most common cause of death from cancer. Common side effects from radiation therapy include skin irritation, shortness of breath, coughing, fatigue and esophagitis. As the incidence of side effects decreases, the costs associated with treating those side effects also declines. Real-time tracking may permit a clinically significant reduction in side effects, thereby increasing treatment tolerance and enabling delivery of the full radiation dose for more effective treatment. For more information: www.calypsomedical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). 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