NOTE TO EDITORS: A media line has been established and will be monitored daily, including weekends, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This will help to better manage calls and expedite our response to media. The number is 902-424-0499. As of today, April 29, no new confirmed cases of human swine influenza have been reported. To date, four cases have been confirmed in Windsor, Hants Co. It is important to remember that daily activities should continue as normal. It is safe to go to school, work and socialize, as long as you do not have any symptoms. Cases in Nova Scotia have been mild, and we are not seeing severe cases like those being experienced in Mexico. We expect to see more cases. As with regular influenza, once those numbers increase, it is normal to see more severe cases and even deaths. The Department of Health Promotion and Protection will continue its surveillance efforts across the province using established public health practices and protocols. Any additional cases which arise will also be thoroughly investigated. Nova Scotians should know the Public Health Agency of Canada has issued a travel health warning for Mexico. Canadians are advised to postpone non-essential travel to Mexico until further notice. Those who have to go, and have not received a flu shot, are advised to get one. If you have traveled recently to an area affected by human swine influenza, like Mexico, and have influenza-like symptoms, you should stay home from work, school, public places and avoid social settings. Like any illness, should your symptoms worsen visit your doctor or a walk-in clinic. Avoid close contact with others for seven days after your symptoms started, as this is the time when the illness can be spread to others. -30-
OTTAWA – The Trudeau government will press ahead with plans for a weekly prime minister’s question period, but is giving up trying to codify it in the formal House of Commons rules.Instead, Trudeau will make it a convention to field all the questions himself once a week, rather than formalizing it within the so-called standing orders of the House.The government has filed a formal notice of motion that preserves just a few pieces of what was once a major effort at modernizing the way the House of Commons works.Those include: letting the Speaker allow separate votes and committee studies on different sections of omnibus bills; requiring the government to explain its reasons for proroguing Parliament; changing the schedule for the release of spending estimates; and allowing parliamentary secretaries to sit on committees as non-voting members.The government backed away from a number of other ideas earlier this year, including a proposal to use “programming motions” to set in advance the amount of time to be devoted to debate and committee study of each bill, and a time limit on MP speeches during committee hearings.Opposition parties unanimously panned those recommendations, calling them a bid by the Liberals to control the parliamentary agenda and hamstring their efforts to hold the government to account.Conservative MP Chris Warkentin said the government is trying to break with decades of political convention by trying to ram through changes to the standing orders, rather than seeking all-party approval.“This is the way Parliament is governed,” Warkentin said. “It’s quite frankly disappointing to see that this government has taken a tack of, ‘Take it or leave it.’”He said the Conservatives would look at what the government is proposing and decide whether to support the changes.“In the past, as was the case in the last Parliament, there was a committee that was set up of all members of the recognized parties and effectively there was a veto power from all the other parties,” he said.“In this case, the government brought the proposal forward, demanded that the opposition parties support it and threatened to use their majority to pass these provisions if in fact we didn’t.”Government House leader Bardish Chagger has also dropped plans to test electronic voting, rather than forcing MPs to stand in the Commons for all votes.The idea of eliminating sparsely attended, half-day Friday sittings of the Commons, reallocating the time to other days or weeks in the parliamentary calendar, has also been deferred.Chagger said the few changes she wants to see implemented were part of the Liberal election platform.“All of these changes will strengthen the House of Commons and make the government more accountable,” she told a Commons committee Thursday.The prime minister’s question period idea is similar to what is standard practice in Britain.“This special question period would be in addition to the other days of the week when (Trudeau) attends the regular question period to answer questions with his cabinet ministers,” she said.“Already, our prime minister has shown he is committed to this reform. He has attended six special question periods on Wednesday, answering a total of 233 questions from MPs on those six days alone.”
Bill and Melinda Gates say they’re concerned about some of President Donald Trump’s policies and statements. Here are excerpts from their recent interview with The Associated Press:GIVING PLEDGEBill Gates says he’s met with Trump twice since he took office. The Microsoft co-founder hasn’t asked Trump to sign “The Giving Pledge,” a movement Gates founded that asks billionaires to commit to donating most of their wealth to charity.“We’ve never had a direct conversation about that,” Gates said. “It’s always a voluntary thing, and as I do dinners, I meet with a lot of people but never discussed it with him.”WOMEN, MINORITIESMelinda Gates, who left her job at Microsoft to raise their three children before turning to the foundation full-time, has lately embraced her role as a public figure more boldly. She called out Trump’s behaviour, including what she described as his habit of using Twitter to attack women and minority groups.“Those kinds of comments just don’t belong in the public discourse,” Melinda Gates said.TAX OVERHAULBill Gates is among the billionaires who have advocated for more taxes on the wealthy. He says Trump’s tax overhaul mostly benefits corporations.“We’ve in a broad sense said taxes should be more progressive, and this was not a move toward being more progressive.”FEMINISMMelinda Gates says some of Trump’s comments about women have troubled her, but his rejection of the “feminist” label has not.“Some men have trouble — and some women, quite frankly — have trouble embracing that term and what it means, so that honestly doesn’t bother me. It’s more the specific comments he’s made over and over again about specific people or minorities or women that just do not reflect the values I see across the United States.”
DES MOINES, Iowa — Nationwide intends to eliminate the jobs of about 1,100 employees across the country — around 3.6 per cent of its workforce.The insurance and financial services company says about 80 workers in Des Moines and 350 in Columbus, Ohio, were told Tuesday that their jobs would be eliminated by the end of March. The remaining workers affected will be informed in the coming weeks.Nationwide says the employees will receive severance pay and other support, and they can apply for company jobs elsewhere. Nationwide is based in Columbus.The job cuts will occur mostly in information technology, marketing, property and casualty operations and bank organizations.Nationwide says it is taking advantage of new technologies as it positions the organization for long-term success and growth.The Associated Press
Rabat – A teacher of religious education in Egypt shaved a schoolgirl’s head in front of her colleagues because she was not wearing the Hijab. According to Egyptian media reports, the primary school teacher from the Egyptian province of Al-Fayoum had also assaulted the girl physically before shaving her head inside the classroom for not wearing the Islamic garment.The incident sparked uproar over the teacher’s disciplinary tactics. The victim’s family decided to file a complaint against the school teacher, saying their daughter suffered psychologically from the incident especially that she had been assaulted in front of her peers inside the classroom.
WASHINGTON — A White House spokeswoman says lawmakers aren’t “smart enough” to assess President Donald Trump’s tax returns.Press secretary Sarah Sanders tells “Fox News Sunday” she doesn’t think House Democrats are equipped to examine the documents, which a key House committee is demanding under a 1920s law. The panel has given the IRS until April 23 to hand over six years’ worth of Trump’s personal and business filings.Trump said again last week that he won’t release them because he is under audit, although the IRS says an audit doesn’t bar public release.The president has also claimed the filings are too complex for people to understand.According to Sanders, that includes lawmakers, whom she doesn’t trust to “look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything.”The Associated Press
1 November 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he is confident that a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus issue can be reached, following progress made during two days of talks with the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders in New York. “The sides have made some encouraging progress during these two days on some of the remaining core issues,” Mr. Ban told reporters at UN Headquarters, flanked by Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart, Dervis Eroglu.“This has given me confidence that a comprehensive settlement can be achieved. Both leaders have assured me that they believe that they can finalize a deal,” he added. The leaders met with Mr. Ban outside New York City on 30 and 31 October, the fourth such meeting with the UN chief as part of the ongoing talks aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island. At their previous meeting with the Secretary-General in July, it was agreed that the two sides would intensify the talks to reach convergences on outstanding core issues in the negotiations, which include governance and power-sharing, economy, European Union matters, property, territory and security.Despite the progress made, Mr. Ban acknowledged that “there is still work to be done.” Both leaders have agreed that further efforts are essential over the next two months to move to the “end game of the negotiations,” and he has invited them to meet with him again in a similar format in January next year.“By then, I expect the internal aspects of the Cyprus problem to have been resolved so that we can move to the multilateral conference shortly thereafter,” said Mr. Ban.The UN-backed talks began in 2008 with the aim of setting up a federal government with a single international personality in a bi-zonal, bi-communal country, with Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot constituent states of equal status.
Apple Message Board“It’s exactly how I used to get car sick if I tried to read in the car,” says another.“I had severe vertigo the minute I started using my ipad with ios 7,” someone with a more extreme case wrote. “Lost the rest of the day to it… And not happy at all.”If you’re sensitive to motion and animation, you can adjust your iPhone settings to tone them down. One user showed other motion-sick users how:Some have gone through the hard work of downgrading their iOS.- Alyson ShontellWhy do people wait in line forever just to buy an iPhone?>Upgrade to iOS 7 without messing up your iPhone>These ten computer operating systems never made the grade> Contaminated tap water could lead to 100,000 cases of cancer in the US if people drink it their whole lives. Here’s how worried you should be. Since right after World War II, the president’s national security adviser has an unparalleled ability to influence events worldwide 10 things in tech you need to know today THE MOST RECENT complaint about Apple’s new software, iOS 7, is that it makes users feel sick.iOS 7 includes more animation than iOS 6. Apps fly open and closed, for example. Some people have said the excessive movement gives them motion sickness.An Apple message board spotted by The Verge lists a number of symptoms, including “severe vertigo” and the feeling of “car sickness.”“I’m going on day 3 of total nausea,” one complained.Have any of you experienced similar symptoms?And if so, what did you do about it? Downgrade again to iOS 6?(Note: there is a good tip further down this piece on how to rearrange your settings to lessen the effect these people are talking about.) Trump carries a wad of cash for tipping people in his back pocket instead of a wallet
29,632 Views Preliminary info is 4 victims, being treated. Suspect is possibly down as well.— Chief Jarrod Burguan (@SBPDChief) April 10, 2017 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 10th 2017, 9:00 PM Share2 Tweet Email North Park Elementary School Source: Google MapsThe other students at the school have since been evacuated to another nearby school.Local station KABC reports that at least four people, including the gunman are among the injured.With APRead: Airline CEO apologises for ‘re-accommodating’ man thrown off planeRead: Thousands gather for funeral of policeman killed in Westminster attack http://jrnl.ie/3333947 Two adults are deceased in a classroom, believed to be a murder suicide. We believe the suspect is down and there’s no further threat.— Chief Jarrod Burguan (@SBPDChief) April 10, 2017 A spokeswoman for San Bernardino City Unified school district says one of the four people shot in a classroom was a teacher.Maria Garcia says the shooting is believed to relate to a domestic dispute.“We believe the teacher knew who the shooter was,” she said, adding that all other students were safe.Students gathered on a field and a blacktop basketball court inside the fenced-in grounds of the campus near a line of school buses. The school has about 600 students in kindergarten through different grades.Frantic parents running up a sidewalk looking for information about their children were not able to learn immediately what happened. Several parents interviewed on TV said their children were too young to carry mobile phones, so they had not been able to contact them to see if they were safe.Early reports indicate that the incident may be one of murder-suicide. Two dead, two children critical following elementary school shooting in southern California The shooting has reportedly resulted from a ‘domestic incident’. The remaining students at the school have been evacuated to another nearby school. 76 Comments Source: Chief Jarrod Burguan/Twitter By Cianan Brennan Source: Chief Jarrod Burguan/Twitter Emergency personnel respond to the shooting inside North Park Elementary School Source: APUpdated 21.00A GUNMAN HAS opened fire at an elementary school in southern California, resulting in at least two deaths.Two children remain in a critical condition in the aftermath of the attack at the North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino.Police have confirmed that the children are not believed to have been the intended targets. The school is no longer considered to be under threat.“The children we do not believe were targeted. The suspect had come to the classroom to visit. The adult female was in the classroom,” said Police Captain Ron Maass.There was no indication the gun was visible upon his arrival at the school. Short URL Monday 10 Apr 2017, 9:00 PM
La ceinture d’astéroïdes serait un “cimetière de comètes”La ceinture d’astéroïde entre Mars et Jupiter réserve encore bien des surprises : elle servirait de cimetière pour comètes éteintes ! Les chercheurs colombiens à l’origine de cette découverte les ont nommées les “comètes de Lazare”, car elles pourraient à tout moment se réveiller, selon eux.Les comètes sont légions dans notre système solaire. Avec leur lente orbite autour du soleil qui peut durer des milliers d’années, l’on pensait bien savoir comment les traquer. C’était sans compter la découverte récente de chercheurs colombiens : la ceinture d’astéroïdes entre Mars et Jupiter en serait remplie, formant un véritable cimetière de comètes !Cette trouvaille a été réalisée grâce à une étude conduite par Ignacio Ferrin de l’université d’Anitoquia en Colombie, et publiée dans la revue Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Au cours de la dernière décennie, ce sont pas moins de 12 comètes qui ont été identifiées dans la ceinture d’astéroïdes, la question étant de déterminer leur origine et leur histoire.”Nous avons trouvé un cimetière de comètes !”, s’enthousiasme le professeur Ferrin. “Imaginez tous ces astéroïdes tournant autour du soleil pendant des durées interminables, sans la moindre trace d’activité. Et bien nous avons découvert que certains de ces cailloux ne sont pas morts du tout, mais en fait des comètes dormantes, prêtes à se réveiller si elles recevaient un petit plus d’énergie du soleil.”Des résidus du système solaireLes comètes se distinguent des astéroïdes par leur composition (majoritairement de glace plutôt que de roche) et de leur queue. Celle-ci “s’active” quand la comète passe près du soleil, la chaleur fait fondre la glace et laisse une longue trainée derrière elle. Ces queues peuvent mesurer jusqu’à des milliers de kilomètres et rendent les comètes visibles depuis la Terre.On trouve dans la ceinture d’astéroïdes plus d’un million d’objets dont la taille varie entre un mètre et 800 kilomètres. D’après les scientifiques, il s’agirait de résidus issus des premiers temps du système solaire. C’est pourquoi ces objets intéressent tant les chercheurs. Alors qu’ils allaient finir par former une nouvelle planète, le ballet céleste de ces objets a été perturbé par le champ gravitationnel de Jupiter, créant cette ceinture d’astéroïdes. Une résurrection tout à fait possibleÀ lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreEt c’est Jupiter qui pourrait justement redonner vie à ces comètes endormies, en perturbant leur orbite, expliquent les auteurs dans leur étude. Ainsi, en se rapprochant légèrement du soleil, elles pourraient reprendre leurs activités. Selon cette théorie, la ceinture était peuplée de milliers d’entre elles il y a de ça plusieurs millions d’années. Celles que nous observons aujourd’hui seraient donc les restes d’un passé autrement plus agité.”Ces objets sont les “comètes de Lazare”, retournant à la vie après des millions d’années d’hibernation” conclut le professeur Ferrin. “Et potentiellement, chacune de ses milliers de voisines pourrait en faire de même.”Le 6 août 2013 à 13:53 • Emmanuel Perrin
How San Francisco’s ban could impact facial recognition… Security Tech Industry Passersby walk under a surveillance camera that’s part of a facial recognition technology test at a train station in Berlin. A ban in San Francisco would prevent the city’s police from using similar technology. Steffi Loos/Getty Images The city of San Francisco approved an ordinance on Tuesday barring the police department and other city agencies from using facial recognition technology on residents. It’s the first such ban of the technology in the country.The ordinance, which passed by a vote of 8 to 1, also creates a process for the police department to disclose what surveillance technology they use, such as license plate readers and cell-site simulators that can track residents’ movements over time. But it singles out facial recognition as too harmful to residents’ civil liberties to even consider using. “Facial surveillance technology is a huge legal and civil liberties risk now due to its significant error rate, and it will be worse when it becomes perfectly accurate mass surveillance tracking us as we move about our daily lives,” said Brian Hofer, the executive director of privacy advocacy group Secure Justice. The group was joined by ACLU of Northern California and several other advocacy groups in supporting the bill, which was introduced by Supervisor Aaron Peskin.The ban is a first, but San Francisco isn’t alone. Several other cities are considering facial recognition bans, including Oakland and Berkeley in California, as well as Somerville, Massachusetts. It’s part of a larger backlash against the technology from privacy advocates, as well as lawmakers and even other tech companies. For example, Microsoft asked the federal government in July to regulate facial recognition technology before it gets more widespread, and said it declined to sell the technology to law enforcement. As it is, the technology is on track to become pervasive in airports and shopping centers and other tech companies like Amazon are selling the technology to police departments.”The ban sends a signal to law enforcement around the country that if they want to use facial recognition technology, they’ll have to convince the public that it can be used in a rights respecting manner, and that the bias issues with the technology have been addressed,” said Mana Azarmi, a privacy law advocate at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Now playing: Watch this: The San Francisco Police Department said in a statement that it doesn’t use facial recognition technology. Hofer said that’s his organization’s understanding as well.”The San Francisco Police Department’s mission must be judiciously balanced with the need to protect civil rights and civil liberties, including privacy and free expression,” the department said in its statement after the ordinance passed. “While we were happy to see some of our concerns addressed in the legislation, until the policy is put into practice, it is unclear what the full impact will be on department operations.”Tony Montoya, president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association, said the union doesn’t oppose the ban outright. But it’s concerned that it will take away a useful investigation tool. “There might be unintended consequences that may inhibit investigation of suspicious criminal activity,” Montoya said. He added that police don’t make arrests based on leads from electronic investigation tools without thoroughly investigating them first. Banning the police from using facial recognition outright takes away a potentially valuable public safety tool, said Adam Scott Wandt, an assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice who advises police departments on surveillance technology.It shouldn’t be unfettered, he said, but police have legitimate reasons to use the technology at large events that attract outside attention, like the Super Bowl, or at ports of entry where people are entering the country.”Governments should be able to use facial recognition,” Wandt said, “with safeguards in place.” Wandt agreed with civil liberties advocates that a major point of concern is how long government entities keep facial recognition records and other surveillance data. The longer they exist, the more comprehensive an understanding you have of people’s movements over time.Several other cities in California and beyond have already enacted laws that create transparency requirements for surveillance technology that are similar to the one’s in San Francisco’s ordinance. They require police departments to explain which technologies they are using and submit to a public comment process. The requirement to go public about surveillance tools is about building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, said Nathan Sheard, a grassroots advocacy organizer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “That trust requires a clear and transparent process for how we decided whether we will or will not acquire surveillance technology,” Sheard said.Originally published May 14, 5 a.m. PT.Updates, 3:03 p.m.: Adds that the ordinance passed; 3:17 p.m.: Adds statement from San Francisco Police Officers Association; 4:06 p.m.: Adds comment from Nathan Sheard and new comment from Mana Azarmi; 4:34 p.m.: Adds new comment from Brian Hofer; 7:19 p.m.: Adds new comment from SFPD. null Share your voice Related links 3:04 Tags AI experts want Amazon to stop selling facial recognition tech to police Smart home cameras bring facial recognition ethics to your front door Huge leaps in AI have made facial recognition smarter than your brain Why facial recognition’s racial bias problem is so hard to crack 0 Facial recognition Privacy
It’s been four decades since Bethel had a liquor store, and for now, that status will continue. The Bethel City Council voted Tuesday to protest two liquor store license applications from the Bethel Native Corporation’s Bethel Spirits and the Alaska Commercial Company.Download AudioCouncil members cited the loud public outcry against having easier access to alcohol, as well as possible violations of rules against being too close to churches and schools.When the debate entered the weeds, Council member Chuck Herman added a line to the resolution:“I just want to make it very clear our protest stands based upon us as a community being opposed to it and not based on any technical violations.”The vote was 4 to 3.The state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control board is required to honor protests from governing bodies unless they are found to be arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable.Bethel Native Corporation President and CEO Ana Hoffman insisted the proposed store is legally situated and argued that what Bethel has now is not working.“The presence of illegal sales is undeniable and not a cent of the sales is taxed. We have quite possibly created the most unhealthy environment imaginable. Unlimited importation and no mechanism for legal sales. Allowing for the issuance of a liquor licenses enhances control and regulation over the current system of chaos.”In an October non-binding advisory vote, Bethel citizens will weigh in on whether they support several categories of liquor licenses. In the same election, they can approve a new 12 percent alcohol sales tax.
Baghlingampally: General secretary of Kula Vivaksha Vyatireka Samithi (KVVS) Skylab Babu said that Dalits may face difficulties in the BJP rule. He was speaking at the second city convention of KVVS held here at the Sundaraiah Vignana Kendram on Sunday. Babu expressed fears that efforts were being made by the BJP led NDA government at the Centre to remove reservations provide by the Constitution of India, in order to undermine the Dalit community. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Criticising the BJP for its stance towards Dalits, he termed it as Shikhandi, a character in Mahabharatha. He lambasted the Telangana Chief Minister KCR for failing to fulfill his promises made to Dalits such as three-acre land to every dalit family, double-bedroom houses, SC corporation loans and installation of 125-foot Ambedkar statue in the city. Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us He lashed out at the Chief Minister for being silent whenze the statue of Dr Ambedkar was defiled. He urged the activists of the organization to make successful the state conventions to be held for three days from July 1.Among those who participated in the convention include KVVS leaders Dr Swamy Alwal, president Chandramohan, secretary Dasharath, Vijay Kumar, Santhoshi, Ramulu, Javed, Yadagiri, Somesh and others.
South Western Railway won the Efficiency Shield for Civil Engineering Construction jointly with South Eastern Railway for the outstanding work in completion of new projects. In South Western Railway 227 km of Railway track was doubled last year. The progress of doubling is much higher and faster compared to the national average in South Western Railway. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us In terms of target, South Western Railway was best among Zonal Railways to have achieved highest percentage of target achieved. An amount of Rs.1765 Cr has been booked under doubling over SWR. Every Year Railway Board at National level presents Efficiency shields to various branches in Zonal Railway based on the Performance
A man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, June 20, 2016.Reuters fileIndian stock markets opened on a bullish note on Friday tracking global cues, especially overnight gains on US equity markets on the back of stronger-than-expected corporate earnings reports and economic data. Select stocks, ranging from textiles to banking hit fresh 52-week highs. Shares of IT software services company Wipro were up 0.04 percent at Rs 500.20 despite news of layoff.Bombay Dyeing hit a new 52-week high of Rs 91.85, Minda Industries reached Rs 488.60, Raymond also gained to scale Rs 779 and Sun TV Network Rs 933. Private sector lender Lakshmi Vilas Bank hit Rs 189.70.At around 12.08 pm, the Sensex was up 41 points at 29,463 while the 50-scrip NSE Nifty was trading 14 points higher at 9,150.”The US markets ended the day with solid gains on Thursday, as investors welcomed a deluge of stronger-than-expected corporate earnings reports and economic data. Comments by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who said that President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul plans are not linked to the outcome of a health care bill, also bolstered sentiment,” brokerage Angel Broking said in a note on Friday. On Thursday, foreign institutional investors (FIIs/FPIs) were net sellers of Indian equities worth Rs 169 crore, according to provisional data released by the National Stock Exchange.In other news, Hindustan Zinc reported upbeat results on Thursday. Net profit rose 42 percent to Rs 3,057 crore for the March 2017 quarter from Rs 2,147 crore in the corresponding period last year. Lower costs, higher production and better price realisation buoyed the Vedanta Group company’s bottomline.Revenues grew 96 percent to Rs 6,756 crore from Rs 3,454 crore in the year-ago period. “The zinc metal cost of production per tonne before royalty (COP) during the quarter was at Rs 53,226, 8 percent lower on yoy basis. For the full year, zinc COP was Rs 55,679, up 6 percent on yoy basis. During the quarter, company achieved highest-ever mined metal production, up 13 percent on qoq bais and 66 percent higher on yoy basis. This was due to higher volumes from Rampura Agucha open cast mine, in line with the mine plan and as per the guidance of higher production in H2FY17,” Angel Broking said in its note.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoBNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday alleged their leader Tasvir Ul Islam was arrested in connection with the FR Tower fire as the government is trying to shift its blame onto their party for the incident, reports UNB.”She (prime minister) has taken a strategy to shift blame onto BNP for whatever bad things happen. Tasvir Ul Islam is Kurigram BNP president and our executive committee member. What’s the relation between FR Tower fire and him since he is neither the owner of the land nor its developer,” he said.Speaking at a discussion, the BNP senior joint secretary general further said, “The reason behind it is to show people that Bangladesh Nationalist Party is involved in whatever bad thing happens. Tasvir Ul was arrested to shift the blame onto BNP.” Detectives arrested Tasvir Ul Islam, one of the owners of the illegally occupied floors in FR Tower, from his Baridhara home on Saturday night. Jatiyatabadi Ulema Dal arranged the programme at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office in memory of its late president Hafez Abdul Malek and founding general secretary Moazzem Hossain.Rizvi alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina did not take any step to save people, ensure their security and help and rescue people during any disaster. “She only tries to blame BNP for every incident as her party has no public support.”He questioned as to why the government is trying to blame BNP leader Tasvir when he only bought three flats from the developer company Rupayan. “You (PM) are not talking about the building developer Rupayan as its owner is a pro-government businessman.” The BNP leader said Tasvir bought the flats when the building was constructed. “He was arrested and blamed for the incident. But the developer of the building is on the prowl.” He claimed that Banani’s Iqbal Tower was constructed violating the building code and the design, but the government will not take any action against its owner since he belongs to the ruling party. Rizvi alleged that 26 people were killed in the FR Tower fire due to the failure of the government to ensure public security. “We strongly condemn it.” He alleged that the government did not take any step to modernise the Fire Service and Civil Defence with modern life-saving equipment as it has only strengthened the capacity of law enforcers to “suppress the opposition”. “Sheikh Hasina has been in power depending on police, RAB and BGB. She has equipped the law enforcers with guns to shoot BNP leaders and activists, but she didn’t take measures to save people’s lives,” the BNP leader observed.
Share Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones Wednesday as rescue crews searched for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides in Southern California destroyed an estimated 100 houses, swept away cars and left at least 17 victims dead.“It’s just waiting and not knowing, and the more I haven’t heard from them — we have to find them,” said Kelly Weimer, whose elderly parents’ home was wrecked by the torrent of mud, trees and boulders that flowed down a fire-scarred mountain and slammed into this coastal town in Santa Barbara County early Tuesday.The drenching storm that triggered the disaster had cleared out, giving way to sunny skies, as hundreds of searchers carefully combed a landscape strewn with hazards.– / 5“We’ve gotten multiple reports of rescuers falling through manholes that were covered with mud, swimming pools that were covered up with mud,” said Anthony Buzzerio, a Los Angeles County fire battalion chief. “The mud is acting like a candy shell on ice cream. It’s crusty on top but soft underneath, so we’re having to be very careful.”Buzzerio led a team of 14 firefighters and six dogs in thick debris. They used long-handled tools to search the muck in the painstaking task.Teams rescued three people Wednesday, but they also discovered two more bodies, raising the death count to 17, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said. Thirteen people were missing.The deluge destroyed 100 houses and damaged 300 others, Santa Barbara County authorities said. Eight commercial properties were destroyed and 20 damaged.Some 500 firefighters and other rescue workers were searching debris spread across a wide swath of Montecito, a wealthy enclave of about 9,000 people northwest of Los Angeles that is home to such celebrities as Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe and Ellen DeGeneres.’All hell broke loose.’ Storms unleash deadly mudslides in Southern California. Read more: https://t.co/Mpo2kT29eQ pic.twitter.com/VHLiDMZxFc— AP West Region (@APWestRegion) January 10, 2018Helicopters were used to hoist more than 50 people to safety from roofs, where they scrambled to escape the mud or because debris had blocked roads and left them stranded.At one point, a Coast Guard helicopter rescued a family of five and their two dogs. Video shot from the hovering chopper showed a house surrounded by muck and debris as a mother, muddy from the waist down, handed her infant to two rescuers on the roof and then got help onto it. She and her newborn were hoisted to safety, followed by the rest of the family.Weimer’s missing parents, Jim and Alice Mitchell, didn’t heed a voluntary evacuation warning and stayed home Monday to celebrate her father’s 89th birthday. She hoped to find them in a shelter or hospital.“They’re an adorable couple, and they were in love with their house. That’s their forever home,” Weimer said.People in Montecito had counted themselves lucky last month after the biggest wildfire in California history spared the town. But it was the fire that led to the mudslide, by burning away vegetation.“We totally thought we were out of the woods,” said Jennifer Markham, whose home escaped damage in both disasters. “I was frozen yesterday morning thinking, ‘This is a million times worse than that fire ever was.’”Only an estimated 10 to 15 percent of residents fled when ordered and much of the damage occurred where evacuations were voluntary.Marco Farrell, a real estate agent, cited “evacuation fatigue” as his reason not to leave — a decision he wouldn’t make next time. He woke to the sound of pounding rain early Tuesday and went outside to investigate.He was two blocks from home when he heard a rumble that he realized was the mudslide he feared.“I ran as fast I could and yelled, ‘Flash flood!’ as I passed neighbors’ homes,” he said.Farrell ran inside to warn his parents, and within a minute, a boulder plowed through the kitchen door. The mud flow went through the home and burst through a backdoor.Farrell planned to float his elderly parents to a hillside on a surfboard, but it didn’t come to that. The mud never got above their thighs and after about an hour of huddling in a hallway, he led his folks and dog outside where a passing firetruck took them to safety.The flow was so powerful it swept several homes off their foundations, crushed others and wrapped cars around trees. At least two unrecognizably mangled cars were carried like driftwood all the way to the beach, where they were partly covered in seaweed.In Montecito, heavy debris still covered a stretch U.S. Highway 101, closing the main link between Ventura and Santa Barbara for 30 miles. It was not expected to be open until Monday.Another storm-related death was reported in Northern California, where a man was killed when his car was apparently struck by falling rocks in a landslide Tuesday evening in Napa County.
Also: – Colin’s Top 5 NFL coaches on the hot seat– Colin’s Week 1 CFB SpoilersGuests:Al Michaels – SNF Announcer and 5-time Emmy Winner; Ryan Leaf – Former All-American and NFL QB; Greg Cosell – NFL Films Senior Producer; Bucky Brooks – NFL Network Analyst and former scout. Baker Mayfield will be the Browns’ starter before people thinkBaker Mayfield got his first start for the Browns in Cleveland’s final preseason game against the Lions, and was impressive completing 9-of-16 passes for 138 yards while leading three scoring drives, albeit against a Detroit team that sat all of its starters.Colin doesn’t think there is much to takeaway from the final preseason game, but does think Mayfield’s performance will stick in the minds of Cleveland fans, and management. When Tyrod Taylor inevitably struggles at some point this year, fans last memory of Baker will be of him shredding the Lions, which will lead to a quick hook for Taylor and Mayfield starting sooner than most people are predicting.
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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 August 1, 2014 — Viztek will showcase its new Ultra Digital Radiography (DR) software at the upcoming Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Aug. 10-13. The new software is compatible with Viztek’s complete DR product line and sold with the company’s passive trigger technology.“Ultra was created to enable imaging departments to manage exams with one screen for the technologists, enabling significantly improved workflow and more time focused on the patient. Everything that needs to be viewed can be managed on just one screen,” said Bruce Ashby, general manager, Viztek. “Continued imaging innovation is just — if not more critical — for improved workstation software as it is for the advancement of new panels. Ultra addresses the needs of technologists who are on the front lines with patients and balancing the best of care with department productivity.”Viztek’s Ultra DR imaging software is making imaging smarter and broadening capabilities for radiologists and technologists. While other imaging software requires multiple screens for editing, Ultra allows everything to be done on one screen, improving the overall workflow and allowing more time for patient care. The software is customizable, allowing physicians and technologists to preset the user-friendly controls to capture the necessary views to make a confident diagnosis. The ability to maneuver the hardware for optimal flexibility for patient examinations also increases the radiology workflow and decreases the wait time for patients.Technology Combo Provides First-of-its-kind Software AdvancementsTogether, Viztek’s Ultra software and passive trigger technology allow it to detect an X-ray source and turn on automatically without any need to interface between generator and panel. 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