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Man held for duping homebuyers and investors of Rs 435 crore

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police Economic Offences Wing arrested a man in a case related to cheating investors to the tune of approx. Rs 4.35 crores.The Delhi Police said that the accused with their agents lured people that they had acquired 30 acres land and enrolled 700 members for membership of flats near Bakhtawarpur in Delhi. Additional Commissioner of Police (EOW) Suvashis Choudhary confirmed the arrest. “We have arrested Jitender Saini in the case,” said additional CP. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe investigating agency said that in the year 2016, a case under sections 406/420/120B of IPC was registered on the complaint of RN Govil at Subhash Place police station. Police said that later the case was transferred to EOW pursuant to PHQ order. The complainant had alleged that the officials of a welfare society including Saini along with the agents allured that they had acquired 30 acres land and enrolled 700 members for membership of flats near Bakhtawarpur in Delhi. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”The complainant was also assured of membership and share certificates. Believing the accused, the complainant along with his family members booked 4 flats and paid approx. Rs. 34 lakhs,” police said. Similarly, 47 more victims (investors) also filed complaints alleging the same allegations. Thus the accused have cheated them to the tune of approx. Rs. 4.35 Crores. Engineer files complaint: An executive engineer had filed a complaint against a proprietor in a cheating case. According to the case filed with EOW, the suspect through forgery procured tenders/work orders. “It is to inform that it has also come to notice that during the investigation that the suspect had provided the fake sales tax and fake sales tax return acknowledgement for the year 2008,” complainant told police. According to police, the complainant is executive engineer, PWD, Health Maintenance Division (Central) Delhi based hospital. The documents further read that the enquiry conducted has substantiated that the allegations of the complainant wherein the alleged obtained tender on the basis of the forged officer orders. Police have registered a case under sections 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (Using as genuine a forged 1[document or electronic record) and 120 B ( Punishment of criminal conspiracy) with EOW. Another case has been filed a case against Noida bases construction company.last_img read more

Moroccan Greenpeace Activist Faiza Oulahsen Released on Bail

first_imgCasablanca- Faiza Oulahsen, a Dutch woman of Moroccan origins, has been released on bail along with other Greenpeace activists after they were arrested on September 18th over protest on an Arctic oil rig owned by state-controlled firm Gazprom, Greenpeace recently announced on its official website. According to the same source, 26-year-old Faiza Oulahsen has been granted bail in Primorskiy District Court.The appeal to release Faiza on bail was initially rejected by the Regional Court of Murmansk. Faiza was at the head of the Greenpeace mission, onboard a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace ship named Sunrise, to protest Russia’s offshore oil drilling in the Arctic. Along with the 30 other Greenpeace activists, Faiza ended up arrested and detained in the Russian city of Murmansk after they attempted to board the Prirazlomnaya platform, Russia’s first offshore oil rig in the Arctic.Videos and pictures shared on Greenpeace’s official website showed Russian agents masked in balaclavas pointing guns and knives at the activists. The same pictures and videos stirred a massive public outrage in different corners of the world.Faiza and the rest of the Dutch crewmembers were subsequently charged with piracy.Thousands of people, from 263 cities in 43 countries, took part in peaceful protests in to express their solidarity with the detained 30 activists. Faiza has been with Greenpeace since, 2011. “It is her sincere indignation and concern that convinced her to join the Arctic Sunrise on its journey of peaceful protest in the Arctic,” read a biographical description of her on Greenpeace official website. “It is now busier than ever in the ‘climate and energy’ corner of our office, but also strangely quiet without Faiza. We talk about her and miss her and worry about her. In the NOS news we heard her joke that she is fine, but she’s not in a five star Hotel. Maybe we will have a good laugh about this together some day, but now we are long way from that,” read a note at the bottom of her profile. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Security Council extends UNs Western Sahara mission through April 2008

31 October 2007The Security Council today extended through next April the mandate of the United Nations mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which has been in the Territory since 1991 to monitor the ceasefire between Morocco and the Frente Polisario. The Security Council today extended through next April the mandate of the United Nations mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which has been in the Territory since 1991 to monitor the ceasefire between Morocco and the Frente Polisario.In a unanimously adopted resolution, the Council called on the parties “to continue to show political will and work in an atmosphere propitious for dialogue in order to engage in substantive negotiations.”In a bid to break the impasse, the UN sponsored talks between Morocco and the Frente Polisario in Manhasset, just outside New York, in June and again in August. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his latest report on Western Sahara, said the two sides held mutually exclusive positions that prevented them from seriously discussing each other’s proposal during the talks.Morocco holds that its sovereignty over Western Sahara should be recognized, while the Frente Polisario’s position is that the Territory’s final status should be decided in a referendum that includes independence as an option.The Secretary-General’s report also recommended a six-month extension of MINURSO’s mandate, set to expire today. In adopting that proposal, the Council called on the parties to continue negotiations under the auspices of the Secretary-General “without preconditions and in good faith… with a view to achieving a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara in the context of arrangements consistent with the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations.”It also noted “the role and responsibilities of the parties in this respect.” read more

In solemn session UN marks 65th anniversary of end of Second World

6 May 2010The United Nations today marked the 65th anniversary of the end of the Second World War by paying homage to the “extraordinary bravery” of those who waged the “epic struggle for freedom and liberation” and vowing to banish the prospect of a repeat of such a scourge. “It is fitting, today, that we commemorate the war’s end at a moment when nations are gathered to advance the cause of peace,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a commemorative special session of the General Assembly, citing the five-yearly review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) currently under way.“The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is also a document of hope, a vision for a nuclear-weapon-free world,” he said. “Thank you for helping us to remember the past, so that we may better shape our future.”Mr. Ban, who last month praised the agreement by Russia and the United States to reduce their nuclear arsenals, told reporters afterwards that progress was being made along the road to a nuclear weapons-free future. “I am confident that we will continue to do so, if only because we must,” he said.In his address to the Assembly, he recited a litany of major battles, horrors and terrible costs of the war. “The names and places resonate, despite the passing of many years – Stalingrad and Kursk, Auschwitz and Dachau (death camps), D-Day and the final battle for Berlin,” he said.“Its cost was beyond calculation, beyond comprehension ¬– 40 million civilians dead, 20 million soldiers, nearly half of those in the Soviet Union alone. Those were years of unspeakable atrocities, of lost faith and lost humanity. Those years saw extraordinary bravery, as well. World War II was one of the most epic struggles for freedom and liberation in history. And in the end, idealism had its triumph, too.”He stressed that the end of the war coincided with the San Francisco conference that established the UN “an organization founded on that most human of hopes, an end to the ‘scourge of war’.”Acting Assembly President Abdalmahmoud Mohamad, Ambassador of Sudan, said the commemoration was a wake-up call to intensify efforts to settle all disputes by peaceful means.“As we celebrate the end of one of the deadliest conflicts in human history, we also reflect on the immeasurable human cost of war,” he added. “Collectively, and with the needed political will, we can reinforce international peace and security around the globe, and ensure a better future for the coming generations…“The international community has strived to achieve progress towards reconciliation, cooperation and the promotion of democratic values, human rights and fundamental freedoms. We must renew this commitment. We must continue our path towards a world that reigns with peace, security and prosperity for all. Today’s meeting is an excellent opportunity to renew our resolve to achieve this goal.”Although the Second World War continued in Asia until August 1945 beyond May’s end of fighting in Europe, the General Assembly unanimously resolved in March to hold a special solemn meeting in the second week of May “in commemoration of all victims of the war.” read more

Fox News has strong ratings week not so for Fox broadcasting

Fox News has strong ratings week, not so for Fox broadcasting by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Sep 9, 2015 1:36 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The television ratings story was a tale of two Foxes.Fox News Channel was the highest-rated cable network for the fifth straight week last week, the Nielsen company said. The network has reached that milestone only once before, during the breakout of the Iraq War more than a decade ago.Post-labour Day, and with the college football season about to begin in earnest, the streak is likely to end. But it was a reflection of the strong interest in politics last month during the Summer of Trump, which Fox News covered heavily even as it became involved in the story given Trump’s unhappiness with debate inquisitor Megyn Kelly.Fox News’ average of 1.82 million viewers in prime time was less than 200,000 fewer than the much bigger Fox broadcast network had in what is likely to rank as that network’s low-water mark.The season has not been kind in the ratings to Fox, which hasn’t minted a summertime hit along the lines of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” or “American Ninja Warriors.” Only “Master Chef,” with 4.7 million viewers last week, recorded much of a pulse.Behind the two summer competition shows and a NASCAR race, NBC was the most-watched network, averaging 5.4 million viewers in prime time last week. CBS had 4.8 million, ABC had 4.1 million, Univision had 2.2 million, Fox had 2 million, Telemundo had 1.5 million, the CW had 1.1 million and ION Television had 1 million.After Fox News, the top cable networks were ESPN, with a 1.77 million average, the Disney Channel with 1.53 million, USA with 1.452 million and HGTV with 1.448 million.NBC’s “Nightly News” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.3 million viewers. ABC’s “World News Tonight” was second with 7.7 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 6.5 million viewers.For the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.55 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 9.29 million; College Football: Wisconsin vs. Alabama, ABC, 7.97 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 7.86 million; “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 7.32 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 6.88 million; “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 6.58 million; “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 6.09 million; “Zoo,” CBS, 6.02 million; Auto Racing: NASCAR Sprint Cup, Darlington, NBC, 5.92 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com read more

UN launches SaveKidsLives campaign to boost road safety for children

Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2010 *Children under 19 years of age “Really what [the Week] aims for is to draw attention to the appalling number of 186,000 children dying in road traffic crashes every year,” said Dr. Krug, who is the Director at WHO’s Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention said. “We should plan our transportation system in such a way that children can be safe when they go to school, where they go to the park, when they go visit a friend,” he added.Key facts Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2010 *Children under 19 years of age The new WHO document 10 strategies for keeping children safe on the road proposes ways to keep children safe on the roads. These include building road safety management capacity, improving the safety of road infrastructure and broader transport networks, producing safer vehicles, enhancing the safety of road users through enacting and enforcing legislation around key risks, such as speeding, drinking and driving, helmets, seat-belts and child restraints behaviour of road users, and improving post-crash emergency and trauma care for the injured. In 2007, 400 delegates to the first World Youth Assembly for Road Safety, in Geneva, adopted the Declaration, committing to practical measures to improve road safety and calls on adults to play their part as parents and leaders. The Declaration calls on all young people to “stand up and participate in local and national campaigns and programmes” and urges adults to do more. The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on 10 April 2014 to improve road safety. Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2010 *Children under 19 years of age The highest rates of deaths are found in middle and lower income countries, he continued. Countries that are “rapidly motorizing” in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Eastern Mediterranean have “more and more cars, and more and more roads” but an absence of road safety measures. Political will is needed for change to happen and leaders to take action. In Sweden, where the Government has taken initiative to combat traffic deaths, there has not been a single child death on the road in the past few years, Dr. Krug said.Key strategies Each day some 500 children die from road traffic crashes, thousands more are injured and the situation is only getting worse, the United Nations warned today as it launched #SaveKidsLives, a global campaign to generate action to make streets safe for children. According to the UN World Health Organization (WHO), every four minutes, a child dies from a traffic accident. For adolescents aged 15 to 17, road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death worldwide, with boys accounting for nearly twice as many road traffic deaths as girls. And one third of these deaths are children in cars but two thirds outside cars. “It’s a manmade disaster where we are killing our young children on the roads by not providing them with safe places to play, safe places to walk, or cycle to school,” Dr. Etienne Krug of WHO said in an interview with UN Radio. The third UN Global Road Safety Week, which kicks off today and runs through 10 May, under the theme ‘Children and road safety,’ features hundreds of events to highlight WHO’s package of 10 key strategies for keeping children safe on the road. The campaign is part of a larger Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020 plan of action to save five million lives across the world.Key facts read more

Ban urges borders and ports be kept open to thousands stranded at

“The Secretary-General is concerned about the crisis evolving in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca, where several thousand people are believed to be stranded on smugglers’ boats,” said a statement issued through his spokesperson. “He is alarmed by reports that some countries may be refusing entry to boats carrying refugees and migrants.” In the statement, Mr. Ban also urged governments in the region to ensure that the obligation of rescue at sea is upheld and the prohibition on ‘refoulement’ is maintained. Refoulement is the forcible return of individuals to their country of origin where they could face persecution.The Secretary-General “also urges Governments to facilitate timely disembarkation and keep their borders and ports open in order to help the vulnerable people who are in need,” the statement said. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has also expressed alarm at reports suggesting that Indonesia and Malaysia may have pushed back boats carrying vulnerable people from Myanmar and Bangladesh.UNHCR said it has asked countries in Southeast Asia to approach this issue as a regional one with real human consequences and has offered to support States to interview the different groups and to help target solutions to their specific needs, as those being rescued are likely to be a mix of refugees, economic migrants, victims of trafficking, unaccompanied and separated children among those being smuggled.In his statement today, the Secretary-General said he “has taken note of the efforts to organize a regional summit and calls on all leaders of Southeast Asia to intensify individual and collective efforts to address this worrying situation and tackle the root causes, of which the push factors are often human rights violations.”“In this regard, he reminds States of their obligations under international law; he emphasizes the need for a timely, comprehensive, rights-based, predictable and effective response,” according to the statement. read more

Arctic tern numbers soar after National Trust babysits chicks roundtheclock for four

first_imgIn 2016 just two Arctic terns and five little terns managed to take flight because of the threat from stoats, foxes, marine pollution and tidal surges.But this year numbers have surge. The vigil is part of ongoing conservation efforts to protect the birds, which flock to the Northumberland Coast each summer to breed.This summer, the National Trust bought 200 acres of saltmarsh, woodland, hedgerows, pasture and sand dunes at Tughall Mill, to make sure the birds were undisturbed. Arctic tern numbers are soaring after National Trust rangers babysat fledgling chicks round-the-clock for four months to make sure they were protected from high tides and predators.More than 500 Arctic terns, and five internationally threatened little terns, have flown their nesting sites in Northumberland unscathed after wildlife experts set up a non-stop vigil,  between May and August.Erecting tents close to breeding areas, the team have monitored the birds 24 hours a day. In caring for the land, the National Trust will link up hedgerows to create wildlife corridors as well as improve woodland areas through the removal of non-native invasive species.The ranger team will also plant native woodland and hedgerow trees, and through careful grazing management, encourage native plant species found in the dunes and grasslands, including rare calcareous plants such as purple milk vetch and autumn gentian. This work will also allow the shorebird colonies, farmland birds and declining waders such as curlew, lapwing and ringed plover, to flourish. Simon Lee, General Manager of National Trust Northumberland Coast, said: “We are passionate about looking after special places for the benefit of people, wildlife and nature.“We already care for 12 miles of the Northumberland Coast. Now we will be able to look after the wider landscape helping wildlife and nature flourish, as well as safeguarding the site for future generations.”Only around 1,800 breeding pairs of Arctic terns return to the Long Nanny from Antarctica each year, between May and July. Last year one tagged tern from the Farne Islands clocked up 59,650 miles in one migration, more than twice the circumference of the planet.The land was acquired through the Trust’s Neptune campaign which, for more than 50 years, has enabled the conservation charity to care for Britain’s coastline. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. National Trust Rangers Jane Lancaster and Kate Bradshaw on new land purchased by the National Trust by Long Nanny Reserve on the Northumberland coast. National Trust Rangers Jane Lancaster and Kate Bradshaw on new land purchased by the National Trust by Long Nanny Reserve on the Northumberland coast.Credit: Paul Kingston/NorthNews The birds fly in from the Arctic to breed in the summer Credit: Paul Kingston/NorthNewcenter_img The rangers have been monitoring the birds since May David Feige, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Officer for the Northumberland Coast, said: “The site at Tughall Mill is a very significant part of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, especially as it hosts such an important colony of little and Arctic terns, and fantastic dune grassland.“It also has great potential to support a wide range of other declining wildlife, and so the AONB Partnership is delighted that the National Trust has been able to buy this site and we look forward to seeing it flourish in the Trust’s care.” Fewer than 10 chicks fledged last year  The rangers have been monitoring the birds since May The birds fly in from the Arctic to breed in the summer  Fewer than 10 chicks fledged last year last_img read more

Sean OBrien in France as contract negotiations drag on

first_imgLEINSTER AND IRELAND openside flanker Sean O’Brien is in France this evening to meet with Toulon representatives, TheScore.ie has learned.O’Brien’s current contract is set to expire this summer and the reigning European champions are clearly the club most interested and capable of tempting the Carlow man abroad.O’Brien is currently sidelined after undergoing surgery on a dislocated shoulder and is free to assess the options that are open to him as an alternative to remaining in Ireland.While O’Brien’s contract negotiations with the Union hang in the air, the 26-year-old could be present for Toulon’s Heineken Cup Pool 2 clash with Cardiff Blues tomorrow (kick-off 15.40) at Nice’s Allianz Riviera stadium.O’Brien’s agent Fintan Drury could not be reached for comment.Snapshot: Sean O’Brien is lending a hand to Carlow’s senior footballersWallabies captain Mowen takes up French offerlast_img read more

Most profitable Final Fantasy game is an MMO

first_imgIn a list of most successful video games IP, Final Fantasy would certainly appear somewhere in the top ten. And the most well-known game in the series? It has to be Final Fantasy VII, which ranks second on the list of best selling games for the PlayStation.What may surprise you though, is which of the Final Fantasy games turns out to be the most profitable. FFVII sold over 10 million copies, and each new game release in the series continues to see sales in the millions. But the number one spot doesn’t go to a typical Final Fantasy title. Square Enix has made the most money from Final Fantasy XI–the series’ first, and now decade-old MMO.The game was released back in 2002 on the PlayStation 2 and PC. It then saw a release four years later on the Xbox 360. According to Square Enix, players have logged over 200,000 years of play time during its first 10 years. I say first because it seems the game will continue to get support and has a new expansion incoming called Seekers of Adoulin.The MMO landscape has changed significantly since Final Fantasy XI saw a release. World of Warcraft continues to dominate the market, many other subscription-based MMOs have made the switch to free-to-play to boost player numbers and generate revenue, and Square Enix’s own Final Fantasy XIV has failed to perform anywhere near as well as FFXI.The revelation that an MMO tops the profit charts for the series was made by Square Enix president Yoichi Wada during the Vana Fest 2012 event. It was also revealed that Hiromichi Tanaka, a Square Enix producer who worked on Final Fantasy I, II, III, and XIV, as well as Chrono Cross and Xenogears, is leaving the company due to health issues. However, he plans to continue making games as an indie, which could prove very interesting for gamers.More at Andriasang, via Eurogamer.netlast_img read more

Rural fire chiefs keeping residents informed

first_imgClark County’s rural fire chiefs have been fielding hundreds of calls over the past week from residents concerned about the Eagle Creek Fire.One question is on everybody’s mind, and with good reason: Should I evacuate?Fortunately for Clark County, the answer seems to be no, although there’s plenty of reason to stay alert.“There are no evacuations in Washougal or in Clark County,” said Fire Chief Nick Swinhart of East County Fire & Rescue.Even so, Swinhart, who is also chief of the Camas-Washougal Fire Department, stressed that Clark County, particularly its eastern edge, “is under extreme fire danger right now.” Swinhart advised that east county residents seek out the Skamania County Sheriff’s website and Facebook page for up to date information regarding the fire and evacuations.“Most of the people that have been calling, unfortunately, have been concerned about incorrect information or rumors,” Swinhart said.Fire Chief Steve Wrightson of Fire District 3 said that much of the confusion surrounding evacuations stems from the presence of two identically named mountains on both sides of the Columbia River. An evacuation notice has been issued for Larch Mountain in Oregon, but not Larch Mountain in Washington, which sits at the eastern edge of Clark County.“There’s bits and pieces of information that go out, and people just hear parts of it,” Wrightson said.Fire District 3 encompasses about 84 square miles and is responsible for roughly 40,000 people. The Camas-Washougal Fire Department protects about 40,000 people, while East County Fire and Rescue serves more than 50,000.Despite the high fire risk, Wrightson said that Clark County had no active fires at the moment and was not threatened by the fires in the Gorge or in Skamania County.last_img read more

Cancelo pays tribute to Ronaldo

first_imgFor the Portugal international footballer, the impact his fellow countryman had in Real Madrid was gigantic and cannot be equalAfter Real Madrid lost 5-1 against a Lionel Messi-less Barcelona team, Portugal international footballer Joao Cancelo paid tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo.“Every day I train with Cristiano Ronaldo and so far he has won five editions of the Ballon d’Or,” Cancelo told Sky Sport Italia as quoted by Football Italia.“If Cristiano doesn’t win it this year, it’s just incredible. He is the best of them all and last season he was more decisive than any other player.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“The Ballon d’Or can’t just be decided by the World Cup, because that tournament can only be won by a certain number of select nations,” he said.“If you are born in France, Germany or Brazil, clearly sooner or later you’re going to win a World Cup. Seeing Portugal win the Euros, that is a huge achievement and very rare.”“Cristiano won the Champions League as an absolute protagonist, scoring 15 goals. When he plays for a team, that team becomes the best there is,” he commented.“The proof is in the latest Clasico result. Barcelona without Lionel Messi win 5-1, Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo lose 5-1. That is the difference.”last_img read more

Two people drown in Noorvik police report

first_imgState troopers reported the drowning death of two people from the Northwest community of Noorvik this week. According to a press release, Merna Sheldon, age 54, and her son Albert Sheldon, age 34, were thrown from a skiff that had spun out of control on the Kobuk River Monday. 4-year-old Jim Sheldon, Merna’s grandson, remained onboard until the skiff ran aground on the river bank.Listen nowThe trio did not return on time from their trip to pick berries downriver, and a concerned friend went in search the next day. Jim Sheldon was found on the river bank alone, and was able to relay the details of the accident.Albert Sheldon’s body was recovered from the river Tuesday evening, and Merna Sheldon was found Wednesday evening.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Thursday June 5 2019

first_imgJuneau’s homeless population declines for first time since 2016 Erosion threatens village of Huslia Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C. State unveils draft hemp regulations Emily Hofstaedter, KNOM – Nome The numbers are in from the most recent survey of Juneau’s homeless population, and things appear to be improving. North Pacific fish council enters Pebble debate, over state’s objections Akiak seeks funds to move homes away from river Adelyn Baxter, KTOO – Juneau Nome has a new city commission: the Public Safety Commission. This commission comes after months of work between civilian activists and the local city government. US House calls for more research on ocean acidification Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks Nome establishes new public safety commission An Alaska community whose riverbank is quickly eroding is seeking funding to relocate homes. This week, high school students from around the state attended a three-day camp at the University of Alaska Anchorage to learn skills in one of the most in-demand job fields in the state: nursing. It’s part of a UAA program designed to get more Alaska Natives into the medical field. The state of Alaska believes the North Pacific Fishery Management Council is overstepping its bounds, by weighing in on the Pebble Mine Project in Bristol Bay. Alaska awards contract to study Medicaid block grant system Associated Press Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews In a rainforest, Southeast Alaska towns face extreme drought Associated Press June Leffler, KSTK – Wrangell High water and erosion are threatening homes and infrastructure in the Koyokuk River village of Huslia. Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks Alaska took a big step this week toward regulating industrial hemp, a versatile and non-psychoactive form of marijuana. The state Department of Natural Resources unveiled draft regulations for the industry on Monday. The change in ocean chemistry is alarming to subsistence communities and the fishing industry. Alaska has awarded a contract to study whether the state can become the first in the nation to change its Medicaid program into a block grant system. Ground zero for the drought is Wrangell, a city that’s struggled for years to keep up with summer water demand. Alaska Native students get hands-on medical experience at UAA nursing camp Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitkalast_img read more

Sushma for repatriation of Myanmars displaced persons

first_imgIndian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Bangladesh foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali (R). Dhaka has urged New Delhi to pressure Myanmar for repatriation of Rohingya people who have fled Myanmar atrocities and taken shelter in Bangladesh.Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali made the call during bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on Sunday.However, the Indian minister fell short of using the word Rohingya but tacitly recommended their return to Myanmar for resolution to the current crisis.”It is clear that normalcy will only be restored with the return of the displaced persons to Rakhine state,” Sushma Swaraj said in her statement at the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting in Dhaka.Major Western powers, global rights bodies and the media categorically call the “displanced persons” as Rohingya people of Myanmar’s Rakhine state.After the JCC meeting, Mahmood Ali lauded India for its Delhi’s humanitarian assistance to the Rohingyas now in Bangladesh and sought India’s active role in ensuring their repatriation.”We further urged India to contribute toward exerting sustained pressure on Myanmar to find a peaceful solution to the crisis including sustainable return of all Rohingyas to their homeland,” the foreign minister said.The Indian external affairs minister reiterated India’s deep concern “at the spate of violence in Rakhine State” and Delhi’s called for maintaining restraint in handling the issue.Following ‘attacks’ on the Myanmar police on 25 August, the Myanmar military launched a crackdown that resulted in exodus of almost 600,000 Rohingya from Rakhine to Bangladesh.”In our view, the only long term solution to the situation in Rakhine State is rapid socio-economic and infrastructure development that would have a positive impact on all the communities living in the State,” the Indian minister said.She also said India “supported implementation of the recommendations contained in the Kofi Annan-led Special Advisory Commission report.”last_img read more

Russia will get a LGBT Pride House for the 2018 World Cup

first_imgA Pride House. | Photo: Harry Pham eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The host city of Russia’s 2018 World Cup, St Petersburg, will get a LGBT Pride House during the tournament. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS-center_img The Pride House will open for LGBTI to ‘find shelter’ during one of the world’s most watched sporting competitions.Pride Houses are dedicated temporary locations which host LGBT athletes, volunteers and visitors during big sporting events. Vancouver hosted the first Pride House at the 2010 Winter Olympics.St Petersburg’s Pride House is a massive coup for the World Cup because of Russia’s anti-gay history. President Vladimir Putin introduced a law that bans ‘gay propaganda’ which has lead to the arrest of many LGBTI activists, some simply for sharing a news article on Facebook.Since the law was first introduced, crimes against LGBTI people doubled in Russia.Russian news outlet Fontanka reported that the Pride House would open for the World Cup, saying it comes after a number of pro-LGBTI rallies had been shut down in St Petersburg.It’s not an official Pride House thoughLocal advocates will run the St Petersburg Pride House and it’s currently not affiliated with Pride House International (PHI).PHI coordinates and helps set up Pride House at major international sporting events. Some of the events events even included past World Cups in 2014 and 2015 (Women’s World Cup). LGBT history will be made at the Rio Olympics, starting with the first same-sex married couple to compete in the gamesBudweiser under fire for sponsoring Russia’s World Cup and Pride eventsApple Watch’s Pride background disappears in RussiaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russia-will-get-a-lgbt-pride-house-for-the-2018-world-cup/ In a statement PHI said it did not know who was organizing the St Petersburg Pride House but would happily work with them to make it happen.‘Pride House International does have a history working with local LGBT+ activist organizations to develop safe spaces for LGBT+ fans, athletes, and allies and we have been in talks with local activist groups to strategize around the 2018 World Cup but this initiative in St. Petersburg is unknown to us,’ the statement read.‘Although we at Pride House International are learning about these plans for the first time, we would invite the local Russian activist group to reach out to us for support.’LGBTI and going to the World Cup?Russia is not a very safe place for LGBTI people and is so homophobic that soccer’s governing body FIFA, might set up a ‘special task force’ to deal with the issue.Butequality group, Fare, has published a guide for LGBTI people to protect themselves at the World Cup.‘The guide will also include some detailed explanations of, for example, the actual situation of the LGBT community in Russia.‘Issues relating to the LGBT community are not part of the public discourse,’ said Fare’s executive director Piara Powar.But in one small victory, Russia relented and will allow rainbow flags at World Cup games.Russia’s top anti-discrimination official for soccer suggested the ‘gay propaganda’ law will not be in effect during this time.The World Cup runs from 14 June to 15 July, with final hosted in Moscow.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

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first_img News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more 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 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. 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Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare.Remember the race to map the human genome, when the widest international collaboration in history went up against the efforts of a private corporation, Celera? The race ended in a tie in 2001 with near simultaneous publications in Nature (public effort) and Science (Celera) as both public and private sectors served up analyses of about 80 percent of the genome. Unfortunately, the outcome of this Herculean effort did not come close to meeting expectations. Mapping the human genome was supposed to unlock the secrets of disease and make possible truly personalized medicine. It was to have explained why some people fall ill while others do not — and how those who become ill could be best treated. It just didn’t work out that way. Now more than a decade later, personalized medicine, based on genetic information, is decades more away. Even just understanding the genome still eludes the grasp of researchers.What did come from those early days of hyperbole was recognition of how badly the public wants personalized medicine. Patients and providers alike are fed up with medicine as an art. They want it to be a science. That is what personalized medicine was supposed to be. And it is now what nuclear medicine aspires to be.Once hampered by the negative connotations of its first name, nuclear medicine reinvented itself shortly after the turn of the century, rebranding itself as “molecular imaging.” Measurements of radiotracer uptake complement the visualization of metabolic activity, particularly in positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). This hybrid is routinely leveraged to calculate the dose of therapeutic radionuclides and to gauge the effect of therapies on malignant tumors. If there’s a fly in the ointment, it’s that the promoters of molecular imaging as the harbinger of personalized medicine may be promising too much. We hear about the commitment of companies in this industry to personalized medicine and the latest gizmo or upgraded gadget that makes it real. To their credit, however, they are careful to describe successes within narrow confines, as in the case of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT).PRRT is on the front lines of this new personalized medicine. Its somatostatin analogs, which selectively bind to the cellular receptors in neuroendocrine tumors, carry a gallium radionuclide that simultaneously emits radiation that kills tumors and makes the analogs visible and quantifiable with PET/CT. The end effect of successful and measurable treatment is decreased tumor size, reduced symptoms and even a halt in tumor progression in many patients with neuroendocrine tumors.Similar results have been achieved in patients with esophageal and lung cancers, as well as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, using radiotherapeutic compounds complemented by FDG imaging and quantitation with PET/CT. The potential to do the same with even some advanced forms of single-proton emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT has also been demonstrated.Anatomically based tools, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and CT, pale by comparison. Whereas these modalities record the dimensions of a tumor, those dimensions may be inflamed by the cellular debris that comes from successful chemo- or radiotherapy. Not so with molecular imaging, which demonstrates visually and quantitatively, at least in some cases, the presence of viable tumor. Trends in uptake values graphically show changes in tumor metabolism, giving providers an indication of whether and how well therapies are doing.  To be sure, molecular medicine is not what personalized medicine was supposed to be. But it is a step in the right direction. Perhaps most importantly, it is a step that can — and is — being taken. That it does not spring from knowledge gained by mapping the human genome, I could care less.Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. Read more of his views on his blog at www.itnonline.com. 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Protesters demand equal opportunities for disabled Costa Ricans

first_imgNo related posts. A hundred physically and mentally disabled protesters rallied Monday in front of Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly in San José to pressure lawmakers into including them in public consultation processes.The group marched from the capital’s Central Park chanting slogans and carrying signs demanding participation in the legislative process.“We are here to demand that Law 7,600 [Law for Equal Opportunity for Disabled Persons] be enforced. We demand the respect of our rights and better conditions for disabled people,” protester Dulce María Avendaño said.Demonstrators said that procedures by which laws are made in Costa Rica are discriminatory and violate equality principles.They also said that a lack of jobs and poor access to public transportation are ongoing problems that have not been resolved, despite the law.Representatives of the groups also said they will present a bill aimed at punishing companies that do not hire people with disabilities. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Man sentenced for smashing Trumps Hollywood star

first_imgMan sentenced for smashing Trump’s Hollywood star with axe FILE – This July 25, 2018 file photo shows Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after it was vandalized in Los Angeles. The man who smashed the star on has been sentenced to three years’ probation after pleading no contest to a felony count of vandalism. A judge also sentenced Austin Mikel Clay on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, to attend psychological counseling and pay more than $9,400 to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) by The Associated Press Posted Nov 7, 2018 1:36 pm PDT Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A man who smashed Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years’ probation after pleading no contest to a felony count of vandalism.City News Service reports a judge also sentenced Austin Mikel Clay on Wednesday to attend psychological counselling and pay more than $9,400 to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. He must also perform community service.Clay took a pickax to Trump’s star on Hollywood Boulevard in July. The star recognizes Trump for his work on the TV show “The Apprentice.” It was quickly repaired.After he pleaded not guilty in August, Clay told reporters the vandalism was a “rightful and just act.” He said he wanted to “bring about positive political change” and didn’t believe prosecutors should have charged him.last_img read more

Rep Lucido welcomes Rep for a Day contest winner to the Capitol

first_img State Rep. Peter J. Lucido today hosted a very special guest when Amber Watta of Shelby Township joined the lawmaker as “Representative for a Day.”Amber was selected as the winner of Rep. Lucido’s summer reading contest. The reading contest—which took place between May and August—invited elementary school students to fill out an entry bookmark each time they completed reading 10 books to win a trip to the Capitol.“Amber is truly a role model for her peers,” said Rep. Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “Her dedication to reading was unmatched in this contest as she far exceeded the expectations of the contest.”After taking an oath and being sworn in as a “junior representative,” Amber toured the Capitol alongside her family and Rep. Lucido and then participated in a mock committee hearing followed by lunch with Rep. Lucido.“It was such an honor having Miss Watta by my side today,” Rep. Lucido said. “I have no doubt we will see great things from her in the future as her dedication to her education in and out of the classroom will surely take her far.”### Tags: #SB Categories: Lucido News,Lucido Photoscenter_img 22Sep Rep. Lucido welcomes ‘Rep. for a Day’ contest winner to the Capitollast_img read more