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Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.9 per cent in NovemberStatistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.9 per cent in November

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.9 per cent to $50.4 billion in November.Economists had expected a drop of 0.6 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Statistics Canada says the move lower came as sales at gasoline stations and motor vehicle and parts dealers dropped.Excluding these two subsectors, retail sales increased 0.2 per cent.Overall, sales were down in six of 11 subsectors, representing 75 per cent of retail trade.Retail sales in volume terms fell 0.4 per cent.The Canadian Press

UN humanitarian chief spotlights impact of drought on southern AfricaUN humanitarian chief spotlights impact of drought on southern Africa

24 July 2007The top United Nations humanitarian official today, highlighting the impact of severe droughts in several southern African countries, stressed that the situation is particularly dire in Swaziland and appealed for over $15 million to assist that country. “We’re anticipating quite serious problems of food insecurity” in the region, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said at a press briefing in New York. Swaziland was hit by the worst drought in 15 years and its maize harvest of 26,000 metric tons was the poorest ever. While the country’s Government has pledged over $20 million to respond to the situation, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is appealing for an additional $15.6 million to address needs over the next few months. Contributions to the Flash Appeal launched today, which aims “to raise funds to prevent a crisis,” will be put towards food and agricultural assistance, health and nutrition and water and sanitation needs, Mr. Holmes said. Looking forward, he added that the funds will also be put towards early recovery to “protect people’s livelihoods over the difficult period to come.” As in other countries in the region, the situation created by the food shortage in Swaziland is exacerbated by the high number of people – 220,000 or 20 per cent of the population – living with HIV/AIDS. Nearly $4 million of the Flash Appeal funds will provide immediate food assistance to the most vulnerable groups, including children under the age of five, orphans, vulnerable children, pregnant and lactating mothers and those affected by HIV/AIDS. Mr. Holmes, who also serves as Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, hoped that donors will respond generously to the Flash Appeal. OCHA will shortly be launching a similar appeal for Lesotho, as the small country declared a food emergency earlier this month after suffering the worst drought in three decades and a 40 per cent dip in the maize harvest, a staple crop. Nearly 400,000 people – or one fifth of the population – will be in need of emergency food aid as a result. Elsewhere in the region, Mr. Holmes noted that Zimbabwe’s cereals harvest plummeted 44 per cent since last year, resulting in one third of the population requiring some form of food assistance by early next year. In spite of the Government’s imports of maize, wheat and rice, he said the country will still face a gap of approximately 350,000 tons of cereals which will mainly be met by the UN World Food Programme (WFP). He also highlighted the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which he characterized as a “long-running humanitarian crisis” due to food insecurity, limited basic services and problems brought about by conflict, communicable diseases and natural disasters. Of particular concern is the situation in the country’s volatile east, where some 700,000 people have been displaced by recent instability. If large-scale fighting breaks out in the area, “there is a real fear of very severe humanitarian consequences [for] the civilian population caught in the middle of that fighting,” Mr. Holmes said. Regarding the occupied Palestinian territory, OCHA still faces problems regarding humanitarian access, despite some success in recent weeks. Mr. Holmes pointed out that 80 per cent of the companies in Gaza have closed. “This means that the livelihoods of the population are disappearing and, therefore, the likelihood is, if this does not change in the next few weeks and months, that the population of Gaza – one and a half million – will be dependent on humanitarian aid,” he said. read more

UN gathering on noncommunicable diseases considers ways to combat scourgeUN gathering on noncommunicable diseases considers ways to combat scourge

20 September 2011Delegates at a United Nations high-level conference on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) today considered strategies to combat the preventable, mostly lifestyle- and diet-related illnesses that have become major killers across the world. Participants at the two-day meeting, hosted by the General Assembly, yesterday adopted a declaration calling for a multi-pronged campaign by governments, industry and civil society to set up by 2013 the plans needed to curb the risk factors behind the four groups of NCDs – cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.Steps range from price and tax measures to reduce tobacco consumption to curbing the extensive marketing to children, particularly on television, of foods and beverages that are high in saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, sugars, or salt. Other measures seek to cut the harmful consumption of alcohol, promote overall healthy diets and increase physical activity.The overall annual death toll from NCDs is estimated at 36 million worldwide, which means it comprises more than 60 per cent of the broader total of 57 million.Mexico’s Health Minister, Salomon Certorivski Woldenberg, told the gathering today at UN Headquarters that the NCD scourge cut across borders, age group and social status, making them a major public health threat. Fourteen people in every 100 adults in Mexico had diabetes, and obesity and the incidence of heart disease continued to rise, he said, stressing the need to strengthen the preventive capacity of health ministries to deal with the problem.Sierra Leone’s Health Minister, Zainab Hawa Bangura, said that her country had limited capacity to deal with NCDs, but told the conference that the Government had established a department address the problem by developing a national policy on non-communicable diseases. The country had also sought professional help from abroad to deal with the NCDs challenge.According to Roberto Sabrino, Spain’s Vice Minister for Health, the promotion of lifestyles that stressed physical activity, a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco and reducing the use of alcohol were critical.Speaking yesterday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the declaration on NCDs noted that over a quarter of all people who die from NCDs succumb in the prime of their lives, the vast majority of them in developing countries.“Our collaboration is more than a public health necessity. Non-communicable diseases are a threat to development. NCDs hit the poor and vulnerable particularly hard, and drive them deeper into poverty,” he said, with millions of families pushed into poverty each year when a member becomes too weak to work or when the costs of medicines and treatments overwhelm the family budget. read more

Government to carry out independent security auditGovernment to carry out independent security audit

“If we go around the world and tell tourists to return and something happens we will face bigger problems,” he said. He said that the Government needs to take steps to instill confidence in tourists that Sri Lanka is safe. The Government has decided to carry out an independent security audit following the Easter Sunday attacks.Non-Cabinet Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said that tourists will not return to Sri Lanka in a day or two. As a result, he said that the Government has decided to carry out an independent security audit.He said that through an independent security audit Sri Lanka will be able to assure the tourism sector, diplomatic community and others that the country is safe.

Former Serb President Milutinovic set to appear before UN war crimes tribunalFormer Serb President Milutinovic set to appear before UN war crimes tribunal

Mr. Milutinovic, indicted along with ex-Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic and three other senior officials on charges of atrocities against the Albanian majority in Kosovo in 1999, is scheduled to enter a formal plea in the coming days, according to the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Mr. Milutinovic had enjoyed immunity from extradition to The Hague tribunal but it expired at the end of last year when his five-year term as president of Serbia ended.As President, Milutinovic was a member of the Supreme Defence Council of the Former Republic of Yugoslavia and participated in decisions regarding the use of the Yugoslav Army (VJ), according to the UN court. In addition to the powers that these positions afforded him, he also exercised influence or control over numerous institutions involved in the crimes alleged in the indictment.UN prosecutors allege Milutinovic had at least formal control over Serb forces that killed hundreds of ethnic Albanians and expelled hundreds of thousands from their homes by “creating an atmosphere of fear and oppression through the use of force, threats of force, and acts of violence.” In an effort to deter the return of Kosovo Albanians to their homes, forces of the former Yugoslavia and Serbia looted and pillaged their personal and commercial property, according to the indictment.The charges also allege that the military forces seized and destroyed the personal identity documents and vehicle licences belonging to Kosovo Albanian civilians in order to “erase any record of their presence in Kosovo and deny them the right to return to their homes.” Many other Kosovo Albanians displaced from their homes died as a consequence of harsh weather conditions, insufficient food, inadequate medical attention and exhaustion. All these actions resulted in the forced deportation of approximately 800,000 Kosovo Albanian civilians. read more

UN telecommunications agency cited among top 10 most enduring institutionsUN telecommunications agency cited among top 10 most enduring institutions

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which brings together government and the private sector and has been instrumental in building global telecommunication networks through the advent of telephone, radio, television, satellite communications and Internet technologies, was cited in the category of Government Institution as “notable for its effective information flow.”The awards were announced by Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy consulting firm, in order to celebrate institutions that “have reinvented themselves time and again – and remained market leaders – as the unique circumstances of their founding have given way to changing conditions.”Founded in 1865 as the International Telegraph Union, ITU became a specialized agency of the UN in 1947 and most recently held the first World Summit on the Information Society, at which 175 countries pledged to bring the benefits of information and communication technologies to all of humanity by 2015. read more

Labourer charged for stealing from GPHCLabourer charged for stealing from GPHC

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLabourer accused of Albert St armed robbery remandedAugust 15, 2018In “Court”19 – Year – old Labourer accused of snatching gold chain granted bailDecember 31, 2013In “Crime”GPHC patient in court for stealing fellow patient’s clothesOctober 16, 2015In “Crime” A labourer found himself before the court of Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday to face a charge of simple larceny.According to the Prosecution’s case, Clive Bob, 41, of no known address, is accused of stealing on November 3, 2017, at New Market Street, Georgetown, a facing belonging to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) valued at $10,000.Bob vehemently denied the allegation and claimed that on the day of the alleged incident he was near the vicinity of the hospital riding his bicycle when he was accosted by two men who took away his beloved bicycle and arrested him. He further contended that he was beaten by a security guard while in custody at the Hospital’s Police outpost and accused of an offence he had no knowledge of.Even though Police Prosecutor Simone Payne did not pose an objection to bail, when the Magistrate inquired, Bob related that he has no one to post his bail as he asked to be released on self-bail.The case was transferred to be heard by Magistrate Annette Singh in Court Eleven and the accused was placed on $5000 bail. read more

The 9 at 9 ThursdayThe 9 at 9 Thursday

first_img9. #14 FEBRUARY: Like it or loathe it, there’s no getting away from today’s celebrations – even on Gav Reilly has taken a look at who exactly we are remembering on 14 February, while has created some cards for Ireland’s sports stars. On the opposite side of the fence, Dr Margaret-Anne Lawlor tells us why Valentine’s Day is a marketing dream. But don’t get too cynical, there is room for blossoming romance, even for the most cynical of you out there. Here’s the story of Lisa, Barry, their office and Also on Find out which pop starlet drank her own wee in this morning’s Dredge. You know you want to. EVERY MORNING, THEJOURNAL.IE brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #SOUTH AFRICA: Paralympic champion and Olympian Oscar Pistorius has reportedly shot and killed his girlfriend in a case of mistaken identity in Pretoria. The 26-year-old was arrested and is due to appear in court later today. Early unconfirmed reports suggest that Reeva Steenkamp was trying to deliver a Valentine’s Day surprise when the athlete mistook her for an intruder.2. #RECESSION: Austerity is not working. That is according to a new study – to be published today – which focuses on the economic crisis in the five worst-hit European countries, including Ireland and Greece.3. #MURDER: This morning’s papers report a possible ‘trial blunder’ that could see convicted killer Joe O’Reilly walk free. Lawyers for the 40-year-old claim prosecution documents about the murder of Rachel O’Reilly were left in the jury room during his 2007 trial.4. #HORSEMEAT: Minister Simon Coveney believes a number of people have been selling horsemeat as beef across Europe – and not just one rogue trader. He was speaking to Morning Ireland after the EU agreed that countries should carry out DNA tests on processed beef for traces of equine DNA.5. #MARRIAGE EQUALITY: Kerry County Council is to vote on a motion backing legislation to allow for same-sex marriage next week. Labour Councillor Gillian Wharton-Slattery, who tabled the motion, is “cautiously optimistic” about it being carried.6. #PROPERTY TAX: Under rules for the new property tax, a seller could face fines of up to €500 if the correct value of the property is not disclosed to the buyer.7. #MAGDALENES: Minister Alan Shatter has indicated that the Government will offer a full apology to the victims of the Magdalene Laundries system. Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin told he feels a “certain degree of guilt” that the survivors were not included in the Residential Institutions Redress Scheme when he was a Cabinet minister.8. #DOPING: GAA teams topped the list of missed drug tests among Irish sportspeople, according to new figures. However, anti-doping officials in the Irish Sports Council are not concerned because the Association has said it is serious about and committed to reducing the number.last_img read more

Monaghan mechanic 55 found guilty of IRA membership at Special Criminal CourtMonaghan mechanic 55 found guilty of IRA membership at Special Criminal Court

first_img Friday 22 Mar 2019, 6:10 AM 18,646 Views Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland By Alison O’Riordan Short URL Mar 22nd 2019, 6:10 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article No Comments A MONAGHAN MECHANIC has been found guilty of IRA membership by the non-jury Special Criminal Court.James Joseph Cassidy, 55, of Tullycollive, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, had denied membership of an unlawful organisation, styling itself the Irish Republican Army (IRA), otherwise Óglaigh na hÉireann, on 21 September, 2016.In his opening address to the three-judge court at the end of January, prosecuting counsel Paul Greene SC said gardaí discovered a “water booster tube” during a search in and around Cassidy’s family home and sheds which he owned or had access to.The prosecution said there would be evidence of this device’s similarity to one seized during another prosecution in Kilcurry, an area “not very far away from where we are talking about”.He told the court that the Tullycollive area is “an unusually remote” part of Monaghan overlooking the border into Armagh and accessed by a minor road.Counsel said gardaí found the gated property to have had a “high degree of security” with ten St Bernard dogs “who behaved rather aggressively”.He said that gardaí also found three mobile phones and “items of Republican paraphernalia” that would be exhibited in the trial.He said there would also be evidence of the accused’s association with a number of convicted IRA members and people of a group called the Republican Network Unity (RNU).Chief Superintendent Christopher Mangan gave evidence during the trial of his belief that Cassidy was an IRA member on the date in question.He claimed privilege on the sources of the confidential information on which his belief was based.Detective Sergeant Oliver Flaherty, of the Special Detective Unit (SDU), told the trial that he was involved in the search of the accused’s premises and adjoining lands on 21 September, 2016.The detective said that he found a black metal pipe, about 40cm in length, with drilled holes in a shed.It was found on the floor in a small space between the rear of a vat or box and the wall.It would not have been visible to anybody walking into the shed, he said.Detective Inspector William Hanrahan, of the SDU, gave evidence that he had previously seen similar tubing in relation to “other IRA operations”, which was a booster tube.Delivering judgment yesterday, Mr Justice Tony Hunt, presiding, sitting with Judge Patricia Ryan and Judge Ann Ryan, said that the court accepted the belief evidence of Chief Supt Mangan.“He assured us on more than one occasion that his belief was not founded on the defendant’s arrest or detention and we accept these assurances,” the judge said.The judge said belief evidence must be supported and corroborated by other evidence in the prosecution case.The prosecution had relied on evidence seized during a search of Cassidy’s home and matters arising from his conduct prior to 21 September, he outlined.The judge said that the length of the black metal pipe found in the accused’s shed was the first plank of supporting evidence relied on by the prosecution.“The prosecution’s case is that this item is a booster tube which is an intricate part of an explosive type device,” explained Mr Justice Hunt, adding that the booster tube was similar to items seized at Kilcurry.The judge said the defendant had denied any knowledge of the booster tube which was found in the shed and told gardaí that he did not own the shed and other people had access to it.The evidence is that the accused was the only person using the shed at the time and the farm was in a “generally remote location”, which was not easily accessible to any third party, said the judge.The judge said the court was satisfied that the likelihood of some person other than Cassidy placing the booster tube in the shed was “so remote and fanciful” that it could safely be dismissed.“There is no evidence that anyone else had such access,” he said, adding that the presence of the booster tube in the shed was not an unfortunate coincidence.Furthermore, the judge said the accused’s answers to gardaí concerning his knowledge of the booster tube were false and untruthful.He said strands of evidence in relation to the booster pipe, a USB key and mobile phones were part of a “pattern of behaviour” that supported the belief evidence that the accused was a member of the IRA on the day in question.Cassidy was remanded in custody until 29 April, when he will be sentenced.Comments have been closed as sentencing is yet to take place. Monaghan mechanic (55) found guilty of IRA membership at Special Criminal Court James Joseph Cassidy will be sentenced on 29 April. Share32 Tweet Email last_img read more

Greek EU agriculture expert in CanberraGreek EU agriculture expert in Canberra

first_imgTassos Haniotis – a senior official of the European Commission – will be in Canberra next week to make two presentations on the EU’s reformed Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).Mr Haniotis will be speaking at the ABARES Outlook 2014 conference – Australia’s premier forum for public and private sector agricultural decision-makers – which takes place on March 4-5, and presenting a free public lecture at the ANU Centre for European Studies, 1 Liversidge Street, Canberra, at 6.00 pm on March 6.His presentations will set out the main changes to the architecture of the CAP including policy changes introduced from 2013 which set out to ‘green’ the CAP. Mr Haniotis is Director, Economic Analysis, Perspectives and Evaluations at the European Commission and holds PhD and MS degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia, USA, and a BA in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business. For more information or to attend his lecture ‘The CAP Reform Explained’ at ANU, email Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Former Government Finance Executive trial postponed to JulyFormer Government Finance Executive trial postponed to July

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Mar 2015 – The trial involving Athenee Harvey, suspended Permanent Secretary of Finance should have started yesterday in the Provo Supreme Court, but the trial has been delayed to July and shifted to the Capital, Grand Turk. There is a lot at stake for Harvey who is on trial for allegedly abusing her authority as the PS for Finance when she reportedly refused to pay customs duty on purchases made abroad. Harvey, who has been at the Ministry of Finance for ten years and had been PS of Finance for two years, is facing two counts of violating the integrity commission ordinance in a matter stemming from an incident at the Cruise Center since August last year. CASE ADJOURNED! Related Items:Atheena harvey, cruise center, Permanent Secretary of Finance No Case against Athenee Harvey as corruption charges are tossed out Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Directorlast_img read more

The best laptops 2019 Premium midsize categoryThe best laptops 2019 Premium midsize category

first_img $899 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Welcome to CNET’s The Best. This is our new show that tries to answer one simple question, “What’s the best?” In this first installment, we try to crown one laptop (premium midsize category, that is) as the king of the hill with the help of CNET Senior Managing Editor Dan Ackerman.Dan uses his years of expertise to put four notebooks through the wringer — the Acer Swift 7, the Apple MacBook Air, the Dell XPS 13 and the Razer Blade Stealth. They’re judged on five criteria: battery life, design, portability, performance and value. Just remember, even the worst of the group is still a really great laptop.In the future, we’ll find the best headphones, the best televisions and more. Keep an eye out on CNET’s YouTube channel for new episodes! CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple MacBook Air Comments Review • Apple MacBook Air review: Rebooted as a thinner, lighter, more expensive laptop Walmart Computers Laptops See All See It See it See It Tags $1,099 News • Hands-on with the new Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Mentioned Above Apple MacBook Air (128GB, Gray, 2018) reading • The best laptops 2019: Premium midsize category Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Preview • The MacBook Air is dead. Long live the MacBook Air Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Apple The best new gaming laptops, ranked Apple • 37 41 Photos $1,199 Share your voice Acer Dell Razer Applelast_img read more

Jaganmohan Reddy takes charge as Andhra Pradesh CM 25 cabinet ministers swornJaganmohan Reddy takes charge as Andhra Pradesh CM 25 cabinet ministers sworn

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/2:40Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:38?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy took charge as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday.TwitterYS Jaganmohan Reddy took charge as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at the secretariat in Amravati on Saturday, June 8. The cabinet of 25 ministers was also sworn in.Reddy took charge at exactly 8:39 am at his new office in Block 1 of the secretariat, with a small ‘pooja’ performed by priests who blessed him on the occasion. The swearing-in ceremony began at 11:49 am and ESL Narsimhan, the state governor, administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers.”With God’s and your blessings, I will fulfil your aspirations and live up to your expectations,” Reddy tweeted on the occasion.With God’s and your blessings, I will fulfill your aspirations and live upto your expectations.— YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (@ysjagan) June 8, 2019He also took to Twitter to congratulate his cabinet.Hearty congratulations to the new cabinet! Every step we take should be for the betterment of our people of AP. Let’s set an example with our work. All the very best to you.— YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (@ysjagan) June 8, 2019Reddy’s cabinet consists of six ministers who had previously served in his father YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s cabinet. All the others are first-time ministers.The cabinet has equal representation from all regions of Andhra Pradesh, with four ministers from North Coastal Region, six from East and West Godavari, five from Krishna and Guntur, four from Prakasam and Nellore, and six from Rayalaseema.There are also seven ministers from backward classes communities in the cabinet, one Muslim, five from SC, one from ST, four from Kapu, four from Reddy, one Kamma, one Kshatriya and one Vaishya. However, the representation of women seems small, with only three women ministers in the cabinet.The ministers who were sworn in include – Dharmana Krishna Das, Pamula Pushpa Srivani, Botsa Satyanarayana, M Srinivasa Rao (Avanthi Srinivas), Pilli Subhas Chandra Bose, Kurasala Kannababu, P Viswaroop, Alla Krishna Srinivas, Thaneti Vanitha, Sriranganatha Raju, Velampalli Srinivas, Kodali Srivenkateshwara Rao, Perni venkata Ramaiah, Mekathoti Sucharitha, Mopidevi Venkataramanarao, Balineni Srinivasa Reddy, Adimulapu Suresh, Anil Kumar Yadav, Mekapati Gowtham Reddy, Shaikh Amjad Basha, Peddireddy Ramchandra Reddy, K Narayanaswamy, Buggana Rajendranath Reddy, Gummanuru Jayaram and Malagundla Shankaranarayana. The Cabinet Ministers of Andhra Pradesh along with Governor Shri Narasimhan and Chief Minister Sri YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.TwitterThe names of five Deputy Chief Ministers are also expected to be announced later in the day.It is being speculated that the posts may be allotted to Rajanna Dora (ST Salur), Alla Nani (Eluru WG Kapu), Partha Sarathi (Yadav Penamaluru Vijayawada), M Sucharitha (SC Guntur) and Amjad Basha (Minority Kadapa).Jagan, after taking charge signed three files regarding the enhanced payments for Asha workers, Express Highway and Journalists health scheme, marking the beginning of his chief ministership.He also announced a 27 per cent interim relief in salaries for government employees during a brief meeting with Secretariat Employees Union but said that the move would require the cabinet’s approval. Closecenter_img Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy sworn-in as the second chief minister of Andhra Pradeshlast_img read more

Dumb Driver Attempts Tesla Autopilot Defense During DUI ArrestDumb Driver Attempts Tesla Autopilot Defense During DUI Arrest

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Software Engineer Embedded Tesla Model 3 Key Fob In ArmTesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in Moscow center_img Dear Tesla owners: “Autopilot” is not the same as “autonomous.”That’s a lesson one driver learned last week, after passing out behind the wheel of his car.As reported by SFGate, the allegedly intoxicated motorist lost consciousness in the stopped vehicle. While waiting in Bay Bridge traffic. At 5:30 p.m. on a Friday.Once awakened and questioned by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the unnamed man told arresting officers that the car was “on autopilot.”Tesla Enhanced Autopilot is an advanced driver-assistance system for lane centering, adaptive cruise control, self-parking, and summoning the car to and from a garage or parking spot.Not for taking a nap and hoping the vehicle will get you to your destination safely.“When [you] pass out behind the wheel on the Bay Bridge with more than [two times the] legal alcohol BAC limit and are found by a CHP motor,” the local police wrote in a recent tweet.“Driver explained Tesla had been set on Autopilot. He was arrested and charged with suspicion of DUI,” it said. “Car towed (no it didn’t drive itself to the tow yard).”When u pass out behind the wheel on the Bay Bridge with more than 2x legal alcohol BAC limit and are found by a CHP Motor. Driver explained Tesla had been set on autopilot. He was arrested and charged with suspicion of DUI. Car towed (no it didn’t drive itself to the tow yard).— CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) January 19, 2018An upgrade to full self-driving capabilities is expected to roll out by the end of 2019, assuming the program can overcome all legislative, regulatory, and technical hurdles.For now, though, Tesla owners are advised to stay alert (and fully conscious), with their hands on the steering wheel at all times.A Tesla spokeswoman confirmed to Geek in an email that “Autopilot is intended for use only with a fully attentive driver.”The luxury automaker has previously landed in hot water over its pseudo-autonomous tech, which was blamed for a fatal crash in Florida. In 2016, Joshua Brown put his Model S into Autopilot mode; against a bright sky, the car’s sensors failed to distinguish a large white 18-wheeler tractor-trailer crossing the highway. The car drove full speed under the trailer, killing Brown.Later that year, Tesla released an improved version of its software, which utilizes radar reflections to see not only what’s directly ahead of it, but also objects that humans may not be able to see.Ultimately, chief Elon Musk plans to deliver complete door-to-door autonomy. In the meantime, though, maybe think twice before drinking and Autopilot driving.last_img read more

Husband 2 butchers arrested from HowrahHusband 2 butchers arrested from Howrah

first_imgKolkata: Police arrested the husband of the woman whose mutilated body parts were recovered by the Howrah Police on July 18.The woman has been identified as Sony Rajak, a resident of Shibpur. Her husband, Upendra Rajak was arrested on early Saturday morning. Following his statement, two hired butchers, Dilwar Khan and Shakil Khan, were also arrested from Bhadreshwar. Upendra told the police that he had killed his wife for allegedly having an extra-marital relationship. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDeciphering the CCTV footage has helped the police to solve one of the gruesome murders in recent times within 48 hours after the mutilated body parts were recovered on July 18. The police found the severed head of an unidentified woman along with several body parts at Jetia Ghat in Howrah on the morning of July 18. The photograph of the head and the body parts were sent to all the police stations in Howrah. On July 18 evening, Upendra filed a missing complaint of his wife with the Shibpur police station. He alleged that his wife might have fled with her boyfriend. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe police began investigating and while deciphering the CCTV footage, they found two men taking out two huge bags from a taxi at Ballykhal. Then they took a cycle rickshaw and drove towards Jetia Ghat. The bags which the police had seized from Jetia Ghat served as the main clue in solving the case. The colour of the bag matched with the CCTV footage. They picked up Upendra from his residence and showed him the bags. Though he denied initially, he finally broke down during the interrogation. Upendra had appointed two butchers — Dilwar and Shakil. Dilwar bought sedatives from a shop in Kolkata and Upendra mixed it with food and served it to her on the night of July 17. When she fell asleep, she was strangulated to death. Her two children were taken to another room and the door was locked from outside. The butchers then cut her up into pieces and put the parts in two boxes. They hired a taxi and went to Ballykhal. From Ballykhal they took a cycle rickshaw and reached Jetia Ghat. They took out the body parts and threw them into the Hooghly. It was around 3.30 am and they left the Ghat quietly without being noticed. Upendra told the police that he had paid Rs 30,000 to the Khans. Divers are looking for the severed limbs which are yet to be traced.last_img read more

IntelePACS Facilitates the Expansion of One of the FastestGrowing Radiology Providers inIntelePACS Facilitates the Expansion of One of the FastestGrowing Radiology Providers in

first_imgSponsored Content | Case Study | PACS | March 15, 2016 IntelePACS Facilitates the Expansion of One of the Fastest-Growing Radiology Providers in the U.S. Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Related Content News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Watch the interview with SimonMed.About SimonMedBased in Scottsdale, Arizona, SimonMed is one of the fastest-growing imaging groups in North America. Founded just over ten years ago by interventional radiologist Dr. John Simon, the organization operates under the principal that radiology services can be provided in a manner that is both patient-focused and cost-effective.Abiding to this philosophy, SimonMed has grown immensely over the past decade – from a single imaging center to 68 locations in multiple states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Nebraska and Nevada. In addition, the organization oversees the work of 19 sites that are branded as part of the SimonMed family, and provides radiology services for hospitals and other outpatient networks.A unique success story in today’s industry, approximately 100 radiologists operate under the SimonMed umbrella, reading between 800,000 and one million studies per year.Using IntelePACS to Facilitate ExpansionA rapidly-growing organization, SimonMed is particularly adept at finding areas of opportunity in the market where individual- or multiple-center operations can be easily integrated into their larger network, providing economies of scale and cost efficiencies that wouldn’t be available to smaller organizations.Playing a key role in SimonMed’s continued expansion has been Intelerad’s IntelePACS solution. Coupling IntelePACS’ scalability and performance in geographically-dispersed networks, IntelePACS enables SimonMed to leverage a single, centralized PACS that can be easily extended to new sites. This allows new acquisitions to leverage existing infrastructure, which greatly reduces IT costs and improves margins right away.“Intelerad and IntelePACS have played a large role in our growth,” says Chris Diehn, PACS Manager, SimonMed. “The robustness of the PACS, and the scalability in particular, has allowed us to expand a lot quicker than we would be able to otherwise.”By enabling high performance, such as rapid case-routing and image pre-fetching regardless of location or bandwidth, IntelePACS has also provided SimonMed with a great deal of options when expanding their business.“For SimonMed, one of IntelePACS’ strengths is that it doesn’t impede our acquisition process,” says Joe King, Director of IT, SimonMed. “The fact that we do not have to worry about whether or not we can deploy the PACS into geographically disparate areas provides us remarkable freedom in who we decide to acquire.”Using IntelePACS to Manage a Multi-State OperationCommitted to delivering high-quality patient care, SimonMed’s deployment of IntelePACS to newly-acquired imaging groups allows the organization to leverage new staff members’ subspecialties, essentially making them a large teleradiology network.At the same time, using a single instance of IntelePACS provides a bird’s-eye view of the entire organization, allowing it to easily manage all of their imaging centers and regions together. This is true not only for management and benchmarking, but from a case routing perspective, as the solution allows SimonMed to maintain a central worklist and filter orders that need to be read immediately or route to subspecialists.“The unification of the system has allowed us to do a lot better job of managing all of our companies and regions,” says Diehn. “It allows us to see things that are happening in each place –where radiologists need more work, or where they may be getting a little overwhelmed.”Driving the Performance of RadiologistsFor SimonMed’s radiologists, IntelePACS drives performance through its speed of image transfer, functionality, and collaboration tools, allowing them to significantly raise their productivity while rapidly delivering high-quality reports.“The success we’ve had with IntelePACS is demonstrated by the volume and velocity at which our radiologists can read while maintaining a high level of patient care,” says King. “In terms of productivity, we had a region with 11 radiologists using a competing PACS who were being out-read by one radiologist using IntelePACS.”King attributes these productivity gains to a number of items, most notably IntelePACS’ user experience. He notes that with IntelePACS’ ease of use toolset, radiologists have everything they need at their fingertips, and don’t have to work between various applications or live in their email.“In my experience, the difference between IntelePACS and the competition is that it’s faster. It’s easier to use, easier to support, and radiologists enjoy it,” says King. “The fact that a radiologist can read more studies in less amount of time with a higher rate of success tells me it’s an effective tool.”A Strong Business Relationship Helps Drive SuccessHaving used IntelePACS for over a decade, Intelerad and SimonMed share a strong relationship, one that both sides see continuing for years to come.“The business relationship that SimonMed and Intelerad have today is a very positive one for both organizations,” says King. “I think that Intelerad provides SimonMed with a product that we can use to meet our objectives as an organization – growth, provide quality patient care – and do it in such a way that is both cost effective and gives us the opportunity to open new markets.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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