Nova Scotia election roundup

first_imgHALIFAX – (Liberals-Caregivers)The Liberals say they will spend $25 million expanding eligibility for the caregiver benefit over four years.The program gives about $400 a month to those caring for people with severe dementia.Premier Stephen McNeil says the program would be expanded to include 400 people who care for those with lower levels of dementia this year and another 1,200 people caring for those with mental illness in 2018.He says the change will mean about 1,600 more Nova Scotians will qualify for financial help.(The Canadian Press)—(NSHA-Executive-Furniture)The NDP released documents showing the Nova Scotia Health Authority spent nearly $500,000 on new furniture and renovations for its executive offices.The documents show the furniture cost over $257,000 while the renovations came in at just under $195,000.NDP Leader Gary Burrill says after cuts to long-term care in particular, Premier Stephen McNeil owes an explanation for the expenses.McNeil says the cost of the furniture “makes no sense to me,” and spending that kind of money at a time when money is needed for care in the health system is “excessive and inappropriate.”(The Canadian Press)—(NSElxn-Tories)Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives are promising to bring back a refundable film tax credit.Tory Leader Jamie Baillie has announced $34 million to revive the credit in a bid to aid the film and TV industry.He says the industry was set back when the Liberals controversially axed the tax in 2015.—(NSElxn-NDP)The NDP are pledging to restore funding for seniors’ care if elected May 30th.Leader Gary Burrill says $60 million over four years would be put towards long-term care for seniors.Burrill says he would also freeze pharmacare premiums and lobby for a national pharmacare plan.(The Canadian Press)—(Party-Nominations)Elections Nova Scotia says nominations for the May 30 vote have closed.It says 203 candidates have been nominated in the province’s 51 electoral districts.The Liberals, Tories and NDP have candidates in all 51 ridings.The Green Party has nominated 32 candidates while the Atlantica Party is running 15 and there are three Independents.(The Canadian Press)—(N.S. Election Roundup by The Canadian Press)last_img read more

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Plans for UN presence in Central African Republic Chad on track –

Preparations for the United Nations-mandated, multidimensional presence in eastern Chad and north-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) – which will include European Union (EU) military forces – are on track, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report.In September, the Security Council established a new UN peacekeeping mission to Chad and CAR, to be known as MINURCAT to help protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian aid to thousands of people uprooted due to insecurity in the two countries and neighbouring Sudan. “The complementary and parallel deployment” of MINURCAT and the EU troops under a single Council mandate “breaks new ground in peacekeeping operations,” Mr. Ban notes.The Secretary-General says he is “pleased” by the collaboration between the UN and EU, and that he has “no doubt this will continue as the two operations are deployed on the ground.”While he expresses hope that the EU will be able to provide the capacities required for its force, he cautions that if its capabilities are limited, MINURCAT will not be able to deploy in eastern Chad.“I appeal to all relevant Member States to provide the force requirements necessary to enable the European Union force to deploy with the needed robustness and credibility,” Mr. Ban writes.At the same time, the Secretary-General observes that “the deployment of MINURCAT and the European Union-led peacekeeping force alone will not solve the crisis plaguing the sub-region.” The security situation will be bolstered by the simultaneous deployment of the UN-African Union hybrid force planned for the war-wracked Sudanese region of Darfur, known as UNAMID, as well as progress with the Darfur peace talks, he writes.Mr. Ban voices concern over the “volatile and unpredictable” security situation in eastern Chad, with violence threatening the civilian population and further thwarting aid workers providing urgently-needed assistance.Regarding CAR, he lauds the Government’s efforts towards an inclusive dialogue, and urges the international community to support them. 19 December 2007Preparations for the United Nations-mandated, multidimensional presence in eastern Chad and north-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) – which will include European Union (EU) military forces – are on track, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report. read more

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AMEX cardholders to get perks including bypassing long security lines at Pearson

AMEX cardholders to get perks including bypassing long security lines at Pearson AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 18, 2012 6:39 pm MDT American Express Canada will send its premium cardholders to the front of more security lines at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport under a deal that gives the credit card company prime ad space in Canada’s busiest air hub.Platinum cardholders will be able to skip more long security clearance queues by flashing their cards throughout terminals 1 and 3 as part of a marketing partnership announced Monday.“Select priority lanes are in place virtually in all airports around the world,” said Pamela Griffith-Jones, chief marketing and commercial officer for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority.“At this point they’re available to frequent fliers through their airlines so this program just allows us to expand it to include these card members.”Passing through a special lane doesn’t prevent passengers from actual security screening.The credit card company wouldn’t discuss financial terms of the initial three-year agreement which American Express believes is the first of its kind in the world. It said the concept could be expanded elsewhere, but there are no immediate plans in place.American Express cardholders will also receive complimentary valet services, a 15 per cent express and daily parking discount and designated taxi and limousine lines.Access to premium lounges, including Air Canada Maple Leaf lounges, will continue for holders of premium American Express cards.Griffith-Jones said the partnership with American Express will also enhance services available to all travellers, even those without this credit card, which is a priority for the operator of Canada’s busiest airport.“We know sometimes that airports can be a source of great anxiety for our travellers and we’re constantly looking at new ways we can offer new services that will enhance the experience, reduce the anxiety and increase the efficiency of travelling through our airport.”Even those without the credit card will have American Express sponsored access to free Wi-Fi throughout the airport and entertainment services under development.American Express offers privileges that come with membership such as Front of the Line access to special events.David Barnes, Canadian advertising and sponsorships vice-president, doesn’t expect any backlash from passengers, including those with regular American Express cards, who have to wait in regular pre-security clearance lines.“By having another lane, it’s actually going to alleviate some of the traffic going through the regular lanes as well,” he said in an interview.“I think it’s a balance between providing services specifically to our premium card members and also having benefits that are available to everyone.”Consumers’ Association of Canada president Bruce Cran doesn’t see any problem with the fast lanes for certain credit card holders.“I don’t see this as anything ominous, quite the opposite I’d say this is a demonstration of competitive practices,” he said from Vancouver.Several passengers questioned at Pearson airport also gave their thumbs up to the plan, especially if it can speed up lines.“I think anything to go faster through security checks will be great. In some airports in the country it’s slower than here so anything to help,” said Ron Simard, 54, a retail district manager.Surendra Thapa of Niagara Falls, Ont., said the service would be appreciated by frequent business travellers to reduce the hours they spend waiting at the airport.“I don’t think I would mind too much,” the 40-year-old engineer said when asked if he would be upset with people using their credit card to avoid a long line.Aeroplan, the main loyalty program affiliated with Air Canada, welcomed the new initiative with American Express, one of its other main partners.American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum cardmembers have access to Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges, priority check-in and priority lane access at Pearson, said spokeswoman Christa Poole.The agreement doesn’t lock out credit card competitors from having a presence at the airport, but as the preferred partner American Express will have access to prime advertising spots, Barnes added.American Express said the new collaboration will promote its brand and help Pearson strengthen its position as a major North American gateway.About 33 million travellers pass through the Toronto airport annually with the average visitor spending 2.5 hours at the large facility. read more

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Pacific nations engage in UNbacked tsunami preparedness exercise

According to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which is coordinating the two-week long warning exercise through its Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), around 75 per cent of the world’s tsunamis occur in the Pacific Ocean and connected seas.UNESCO says the region has been struck by four tsunamis in the past five years: Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga were hit in 2009; Chile in 2010; Japan in 2011; and the Solomon Islands in 2013. In addition, an average of one or two local tsunamis has struck worldwide every year over the past century.The test, which runs from 1 May to 14 May, comes on the heels of a similar tsunami warning exercise conducted in the Caribbean in March and will aim to validate new tsunami forecasting products slated for adoption next year. In a news release confirming the test, called Exercise Pacific Wave 2013, UNESCO noted that the enhancements would help the 39 countries involved improve their response capability in the event of a tsunami and were “to reduce significantly the number of areas warned unnecessarily and to help provide advanced notice of potential local tsunamis.”Exercise Pacific Wave 2013, also known as PacWave13, will simulate a tsunami warning situation requiring Government decision-making regarding three scenarios for possible earthquakes occurring either off the northern coasts of Japan, the Philippines or Chile, which will generate destructive tsunamis, said UNESCO.Each Pacific country participating in the exercise will select one of these three scenarios with the evaluation of the outcome expected for 31 May. read more

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Zarko Sesum become a lion from Manheim

Rhein Neckar LowenZarko Sesum ← Previous Story Pytlick spying Serbia and Croatia Next Story → Boris Denič substitute for Serdarusic in Celje PL One of the best Serbian player, left back who can be usefull at all extrernal positions, Zarko Sesum (24) become a member of Rhein Neckar Lowen, announced German team. After injury of Michael Muller, RNL looked for right back replacement as soon as possible. At the end, decision was Sesum, who has already signed contract with Rhein Neckar Lowen, but from June 2011. It was planned that he stay one more season in MKB Veszprem, where he spent last three season.Zarko Sesum began his career in Sintelon from Backa Palanka. With Serbia NT he played at WC 2009 and EURO 2010 in Austria. With U 18 team of Serbia and Montenegro, he won two gold medals (EC 2004 & WC 2005). read more

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The 5 at 5 Thursday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.1. #SEX ABUSE: Pope Francis is to set up a Vatican committee to fight sex abuse. It is believed the panel will look at at how to protect children from paedophiles and how to better screen men for the priesthood.2. #NO TAX CUTS: The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has said that it doesn’t think there is any scope for tax cuts in the next two years.3. #STAND-OFF: The man hospitalised after an armed stand-off with gardaí in Dublin yesterday has died in hospital.4. #SMITHWICK: Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has defended remarks he made about two RUC officers killed by the IRA saying his views reflect what is recorded by the Smithwick Tribunal.5. #LGBT: The Legion of Mary society in NUI Galway has been suspended over a campaign which looked to encourage people to “move beyond the confines of the homosexual label”.last_img read more

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30yearold charged over Cork pub shooting

first_imgGARDAÍ HAVE CHARGED a 30-year-old man in connection with a shooting at a a pub in Cork last weekend.The incident occurred on the evening of 3 August at the White Country Inn in Banteer. A 35-year-old man was injured in the shooting.This morning gardaí confirmed that a 30-year-old who was arrested in connection with the incident appeared before a special sitting of Mallow District Court on Saturday evening.He was remanded on bail to appear before the court again on 9 September.Read: Body of 37-year-old woman found at house in Carlow>Read: Gardaí investigating alleged sexual assault in fast-food restaurant in Cork>last_img read more

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Maurice McCabe was deeply unhappy with it Nóirín OSullivan was unhappy with

first_img Short URL ‘Maurice McCabe was deeply unhappy with it. Nóirín O’Sullivan was unhappy with it. So be it’ RTÉ’s Paul Reynolds defended his coverage of the O’Higgins report at Dublin Castle today. Image: Leah Farrell/ 22,735 Views Image: Leah Farrell/ No Comments We said he acted out of legitimate concerns… We said he was due a debt of gratitude… I went further and said if it wasn’t for him, none of this would have come out.On why he opted for the word “lie” instead of “untruth” in his broadcast, Reynolds said that he and other RTÉ editorial staff “wrestled” with the matter before opting to use it. He said that when he looked up untruth in the dictionary, the word lie was next to it.Reynolds said it was the job of a journalist not to regurgitate the kind of language used in press releases, and explain things in a clear way to the public.He said that while McCabe may not have been happy with his news reports on the O’Higgins report, Garda HQ weren’t either. He said his job was to report on the facts of what was in the report.Reynolds said: “I know McCabe was deeply unhappy with it. I know Nóirín O’Sullivan was unhappy with it. So be it.”He added that O’Sullivan had twice walked out of interviews with him, adding: “I think it’s a lazy, unfair assumption to say I’d be soft on people. My record speaks for itself that I will ask the hard questions when they need to be asked.”“In the ether”When later pressed on his awareness of the rumours going around about Sergeant McCabe, Reynolds said: “I knew this was around in the ether. It wasn’t being openly discussed, but people knew knew about it.”He said he never gave it any credence because he was aware the DPP had investigated and exonerated McCabe.It was put to Reynolds that a false allegation was arising again against McCabe almost a decade after the fact, and that it would have damaged the whistleblower nonetheless.He replied: “I’m here today because people made false allegations against me. It’ll probably be talked about for the next 10 years.I have the greatest sympathy for Sergeant McCabe… But I didn’t receive any negative briefing and I wasn’t party to any of that stuff.The former editor-in-chief of Independent News and Media, meanwhile, has told the Tribunal that he didn’t hear any of the rumours that were allegedly heard in media circles about Maurice McCabe.Stephen Rae also rejected an assertion that the publications he oversaw were pro-gardaí in the Maurice McCabe affair.He said: “I would say it’s completely untrue. 98% of the content we carried would have been – if you will – pro-McCabe.”center_img Thursday 14 Jun 2018, 4:17 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Updated Jun 14th 2018, 4:17 PM RTÉ JOURNALIST PAUL Reynolds has strongly defended a number of broadcasts he appeared on at the Disclosures Tribunal today, and said that they weren’t unfair to Maurice McCabe.Appearing for a second day at Dublin Castle, the crime correspondent said that his reporting on the leaked copy of a report commissioned by the government went through the “full rigours” of the RTÉ editorial process with an emphasis on not appearing biased towards either McCabe or the senior gardaí.The Tribunal is currently looking into the claims from Superintendent Dave Taylor that he orchestrated a smear campaign against Maurice McCabe at the behest of former commissioner Martin Callinan.Today, the Tribunal was also examining another term of reference which asks it to investigate whether Nóirín O’Sullivan, using briefing material prepared in Garda Headquarters, influenced or attempted to influence broadcasts on RTÉ on 9 May 2016.Reynolds had got his hands on a number of leaked copies of the O’Higgins Commission report, an inquiry which looked into claims from Maurice McCabe concerning garda failures and corruption, primarily in the Cavan-Monaghan district.The O’Higgins report upheld a number of McCabe’s complaints, but did not uphold the most serious ones that five senior gardaí – including Callinan – were corrupt.Reynolds reported a number of times that day, both on RTÉ radio and TV. Excerpts of his radio appearances were played yesterday afternoon, while the TV broadcasts were played this morning.‘We would have reported that’The journalist said today that the only thing that made it into his broadcasts were the actual contents of the O’Higgins report itself, and that he wasn’t influenced by anything else in drafting the copy and scripts.He said: “The reports were put through the full rigours of the RTÉ editorial process, it went right up to the top and back down.”Reynolds’ news reports mentioned a number of aspects from the lengthy O’Higgins report, including that Maurice McCabe acted out of “genuine and legitimate concerns” but that a number of his allegations of corruption against senior officers were “unfounded”.Emails between senior editorial staff at RTÉ and Reynolds were read out today at the Tribunal. In one from chief news editor Ray Burke, he suggested rewriting some of the top paragraphs because “it is certain that you and RTÉ News will be subject to suspicion that we are favouring the gardaí and therefore biased against McCabe”.It was put to Reynolds that his reporting on the matter could be viewed as skewed towards favouring the gardaí. He retorted: “I can report what was in the report. If the report had found Callinan guilty of corruption, we would have reported that.”‘Told a lie’In one of the broadcasts, Reynolds makes the point that the O’Higgins report notes that McCabe “told a lie” to a superior officer. There is indeed a section of that report that notes that McCabe told an “untruth”.Prior to the RTÉ News at One on 9 May 2016 that very same day, solicitors for Maurice McCabe sent in a legal letter to the broadcaster.The solicitor called the content of the broadcast “utterly unfounded, incorrect and grossly defamatory” to McCabe. It added: “It appears that Reynolds has the report and has taken a briefing from interested parties… with a view to destroying the reputation of Sergeant McCabe.”In his protected disclosure in October 2016, McCabe wrote: “I am now satisfied, on impeccable authority that those RTÉ broadcasts were planned and orchestrated by the commissioner, Nóirín O’Sullivan, personally using briefing material prepared at Garda Headquarters.”Reynolds said that he reported on what was said in the O’Higgins report and had never personally accused McCabe of telling a lie. He added: Share12 Tweet Email Jun 14th 2018, 12:52 PM By Sean Murraylast_img read more

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Theres a new Arctic drilling battle brewing…and its not in ANWR

first_imgThe National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska encompasses important habitat for migratory birds. The vast region is also increasingly promising for oil development. (Photo by Bob Wick, courtesy BLM)The National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) is a region in the Arctic bigger than many U.S. states. But it’s flown under the radar for years, unlike a different chunk of federal land located just to the east: the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).Listen nowThat’s likely to change. A series of promising oil discoveries and a recent move by the Trump administration mean this vast, remote area is about to get a lot more controversial.In the 1920s, President Warren G. Harding set aside NPR-A specifically for its oil potential. Today, the federal government manages the petroleum reserve as a “multiple use” area — a place with room for both habitat and oil drilling.But Melanie Smith, director of conservation science with Audubon Alaska, thinks the name is misleading.“It’s a somewhat unfortunate name, actually, ‘Petroleum Reserve,” Smith said.Conservation groups point out that a giant lake in the northeast corner of the Reserve, called Teshekpuk lake, is a globally significant area for migratory birds.Because of NPR-A’s different federal status, “it took longer to discover just how important and influential and irreplaceable parts of the Petroleum Reserve are, and really realize they are on par with the Arctic Refuge,” said Smith.That’s right, Smith called parts of the Reserve on par with the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The areas have different federal designations, but ecologically — well, birds can’t tell the difference.In 2013, the Obama administration cited the need to protect “critical areas for sensitive bird populations from all seven continents” when it put close to half of the Reserve off limits to oil and gas leasing, including more than 3 million acres surrounding Teshekpuk lake.But a lot has changed since then.At an oil and gas conference in Anchorage this May, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an order that, among other things, requires a review of the Obama administration’s plan for managing NPR-A.“This order, in effect, makes Alaska open for business,” Zinke said as he signed it.It wasn’t clear exactly what that meant until last week, when the Interior Department sent out a call asking which parts of the Reserve should be opened up to oil and gas leasing. Environmental groups were alarmed because the request made it clear that areas the Obama administration protected could be back on the table.But the move didn’t come out of nowhere. Andy Mack, head of Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources, said re-evaluating the plan makes sense. That’s because we know things now we didn’t know four years ago.It turns out there’s a lot more oil in the Reserve than everyone thought — even as recently as 2013.“It couldn’t be a more dramatic shift,” Mack said.Back in 2013, the Obama administration slashed its estimate for the amount of oil in NPR-A — from 10 billion barrels to 1 billion barrels. In the 2000s, the oil industry tried drilling wells in search of oil there, and Mack said they didn’t have much luck.Plus, when the Reserve’s current plan was crafted in 2013, the industry was focused on a different prize: offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean. The Obama administration made a tradeoff — it protected parts of the Reserve, but also allowed for a pipeline across a different section of the Reserve, so oil from Arctic waters could be carried to market.Fast-forward to 2017: Shell has abandoned its Arctic offshore drilling campaign. And over the last year or so, there has been a series of huge oil discoveries in and around the Reserve, including finds by ConocoPhillips and Armstrong Energy. Mack said the promise of NPR-A is a big deal for a state grappling with both a recession and a steady decline in oil production.“This is certainly some of the most exciting well results we’ve seen, and it really is something that we as a state have to appreciate and understand and capitalize on,” Mack said.The discoveries come on the heels of the first-ever oil development in NPR-A — a drill site run by ConocoPhillips, called CD5. That started producing oil in 2015, and two more are on the way.And this could be just the beginning, according to David Houseknecht, one of the U.S. Geological Survey’s top experts on Alaska’s oil resources.“There’s a lot of potential in all of Northeastern NPR-A for the kinds of discoveries that have just been announced,” Houseknecht said.But it just so happens that the area with the most oil potential overlaps with the same area that environmentalists say is crucial wildlife habitat.Nicole Whittington-Evans with the Wilderness Society says the recent oil finds — plus the Trump administration’s secretarial order “opening Alaska for business” — have groups like hers on high alert.“We have a strong desire to see this area protected. And we are very concerned about the recent finds and the level of interest for drilling for oil in this extremely important place,” Whittington-Evans said.If the Trump administration moves to allow oil exploration near NPR-A’s Teshkepuk lake, environmental groups are going to fight it, just as they’ve fought development in the Arctic Refuge for decades. The question is — will a place called a “Petroleum Reserve” capture hearts and minds as easily as the Arctic Refuge?Correction: An earlier version of this story called the Trump administration’s order to review the Obama administration’s NPR-A management plan an executive order. It was a secretarial order.last_img read more

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TRS membership drive gets good response

first_imgMallapur: TRS membership drive was held in SV Nagar Colony and Nehru Nagar Colony in Mallapur division here on Sunday. MLA Bethi Subhash Reddy, MP contestant from Malkajgiri Marri Rajasekhar Reddy and local corporator Pannala Devender Reddy were chief guests on the occasion. A total of 500 members took membership in SV Nagar under the supervision of Seethala Vijaya. About 200 members from Nehru Nagar joined the party under the aegis of MD Basith and P Prakash.last_img

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24 Indians aboard Iranian oil tanker released in Gibraltar

first_imgLONDON: The Indian Captain and three other Indian crew members aboard an Iranian oil supertanker were on Thursday released of all charges by authorities in Gibraltar, even as the US Department of Justice made a last-minute claim on the vessel. “I am grateful and thankful for my release. And I am grateful to all who have facilitated my release in my legal team,” the Indian Captain of the Grace 1 tanker said in a statement. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us The arrested crew members – the Master, Chief Officer and two Second Mates – were aboard the Panama-flagged supertanker that was detained off Europa Point in Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory on the Spanish coast, last month. A spokesman for Gibraltar’s government also confirmed that police proceedings against four members of the crew had ended. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us The Gibraltar authorities had said the vessel is loaded to capacity with crude oil enroute to Syria, in breach of European Union (EU) sanctions. “The US Department of Justice has applied to seize the Grace 1 on a number of allegations which are now being considered. The matter will return to the Supreme Court of Gibraltar,” said a statement from the government of Gibraltar, in reference to a hearing expected later on Thursday.last_img read more

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August 2016s Loot Crate Harley Hellboy and ANTIHERO merch

first_img <> 1/6August 2016 ANTI-HERO Loot Crate, with all the stuff inside. 1/6Turn the box inside-out and assemble the included cardboard handle, and you get a mallet! 1/6Archer t-shirt. 1/6Harley Quinn Q-Fig figure. 1/6Hellboy piggy bank. 1/6Kill Bill socks. Not bad, but there’s one extra little addition that doesn’t really fit on the list, because it’s part of the packaging itself. The crate comes with a small piece of cardboard that can be folded into a triangular rod. The crate also has a triangular hole in one side and two slits on the other. It turns the crate into a mallet!It doesn’t matter if you didn’t like Suicide Squad, because the Harley in the box is from the DCAU anyway, and she used a mallet then, too. And this is just one of the most clever things Loot Crate has done with its boxes yet. It’s a hammer! It’s a cardboard hammer, sure, but it’s still a cute little extra.As for the other items, it’s an all-around solid Loot Crate. The Archer t-shirt is a bit too busy and topical (it’s a fake campaign t-shirt for Archer as president of the Danger Zone), but it’s still fun, and the socks are great. And again, Harley is DCAU, so no complaints with the figurine. The Hellboy bank’s coin slot is a bit too big, and it spilled a few nickels when I moved it around, but otherwise it’s pretty sweet, and lets me do a big red fistful of dollars joke.Loot Crate sends out boxes of geeky collectibles every month for $13.95/month plus shipping. Besides the main Loot Crate, there’s Loot Anime for anime fans, Loot Gaming for gamers, and Loot Pets for pet lovers (the regular Loot Crate runs the gamut of interests, but if you have specific likes then the other crates are great alternatives). There’s also Loot Crate DX if you want an even bigger box, and LootWear if you specifically want some sweet hoodies, shirts, and accessories. It’s a lot of loot, delivered monthly.center_img August 2016’s Loot Crate theme is ANTI-HERO. They’re like regular heroes, only they act like dicks and screw up regularly. It’s a popular category, even if the term itself is poorly defined and bafflingly vague. Does a character save people? Hero. Does a character punch people in the dick and insult them, then save them at the last minute? Anti-hero. Does a character not save anyone, but futilely struggle to follow a damaged moral compass that provides them with an ethos that’s, at best, completely Quixotic? Eddian anti-hero.Anyway, here’s what’s in the ANTI-HERO Loot Crate:Archer t-shirtKill Bill socksHarley Quinn Q-Fix figurine (Batrman: The Animated Series version)Ceramic Hellboy piggy bankSylvanas Windrunner pinlast_img read more

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Acid thrown from taxi at passerby six injured

first_imgKolkata: Six persons, including five women in their early 20s, were injured when unidentified persons allegedly threw some chemical, supposedly acid, at them from a moving taxi last night at Panditia Road in the southern part of the city, police said today. The victims were passersby and the incident took place around 9.30 pm last night, the police said.Locals chased the yellow taxi but the riders including the driver escaped leaving the vehicle behind, a senior officer of Kolkata Police said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”They (people in the car) attacked the people indiscriminately and randomly and no one was the target, in particular,” he added.Kolkata Police Deputy Commissioner (South) Meeraj Khalid said, “We have intercepted the taxi. A case has been lodged at Rabindra Sarovar police station. We are talking to the witnesses and the victims. We will soon arrest the culprits.” “We are yet to get hold of the driver Ricky Mondal, who was appointed by the owner. We found the room where he was staying in Kalighat area under lock and key. We have launched a search for him,” the investigating officer. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”Going by the eye witnesses version it seems there were around four to five men inside the taxi. We have asked for the CCTV footages of the area,” he added.A case was lodged at the Rabindra Sarovar police station and a search has been launched for the attackers using the vehicle’s registration number, he said.The injured were discharged after preliminary treatment at a state-run facility.Police were trying to find out the nature of the chemical which was allegedly hurled at the victims.”We have collected samples of the liquid from the spot and send it for testing at the laboratory. We are not sure whether the liquid was acid because there were no serious injuries on the victims. They only complained of a burning sensation,” the police officer added.last_img read more

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first_imgAnyone in the trade will tell you that there are no safe bets, just as there is no formula for making a successful film. This was only underlined by the underdog films of last year – films like Hindi Medium, Newton, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Bareilly Ki Barfi, which were winners.But, these films had one thing missing. Despite the critical acclaim and audience appreciation that they received, they did not bring in huge box office numbers. Even those that did well commercially were unable to rack up anything next to the numbers that successful, big-banner films achieve – those larger-than-life commercial, masala entertainers. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMoreover, the recently released Baaghi 2 has taught us that commercial movies are always going to be the first love of the Indian audience. No doubt, viewers are accepting out-of-the-box cinema and new subjects with creative treatment. But, with a masala blockbuster set to release every second month of 2018, it makes us wonder whether commercial is the way to go for filmmakers.While it is next to impossible to say what does and what does not click with the movie-going audience, one thing is clear – only a successful blockbuster can rake in the really big numbers. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWe asked producers, directors, exhibitors and distributors whether commercial, masala movies are the safest bet for Bollywood filmmakers after all. Bhushan Kumar, ProducerEach of our last four films, Hindi Medium, Tumhari Sulu, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Raid, were of very different genres but each one did exceptionally well at the box office. We believe that a good, entertaining film will always find its audience and reach its potential. Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios2018 has begun on a fantastic note for the industry. Audiences have been exposed to varied genres of entertainment, from the period classic Padmaavat to Akshay Kumar’s social drama Pad Man, Ajay Devgn’s Raid to Sajid Nadiadwala and FSS’s action entertainer Baaghi 2, which has created an opening day record and raced to the coveted ‘100-crore mark within 6 days of its release. Just when naysayers were claiming that audiences only want to come to theatres for big, spectacle films, the power of good stories with a point of difference has been reinforced! Remo D’Souza, DirectorWe already know that masala movies work more than content-driven films. There are very few content-driven films and those that work do so because they have entertainment value. With so much stress in everyone’s lives, no one wants to see something that is not entertaining. Audiences want to see something that will entertain them. That is why I think commercial entertainers work. When people come to see a movie, they want to enjoy themselves, see amazing stunts, they want to get entertained. That is why, not only in India but all over the world, commercial entertainers work. Mahendra Soni, Director & Co-Founder, SVFBaaghi 2 has delivered great numbers and it is great news for the industry. There cannot be a single formula for successful films, that it has to be masala commercial to work. The recent pat has unequivocally proved that good films which connect with the audience will undoubtedly work. Dangal and Padmaavat are not hardcore commercial films but they have delivered big time.I feel there is huge potential in every kind of film, provided it connects with its target audience and is made on budgets that keep the recovery potential in mind. October has been loved by a certain type of audience and it got great reviews too but it will not go down as a hit or a blockbuster film. My point is, expecting it to earn ‘100 crore is absurd and comparing it with the success of Judwaa 2 is ridiculous. The time has come where filmmakers/studio owners need to be more aware of market dynamics and approach their films in a more strategic manner with respect to not only budgets but a release plan, marketing spends and recovery modules. Ramesh Taurani, ProducerI don’t think there are any safe bets in the movie business. If that were the case, everyone would be making the same kind of films. The movies that you have mentioned have done well at the box office because in some way they have connected with the audience. In my opinion, that’s the only way to make a film today. Whether it’s a commercial or a content-driven film, it has to entertain the audience. Last year, we saw content-driven films like Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Bareilly Ki Barfi, which worked at the box office. And for these movies, content was king. Jayantilal Gada, ProducerContent-driven movies will always work but they have their limitations too. They cannot reach the box office success levels of commercial masala entertainers. Masala films definitely have their place, especially with what Tiger Shroff has done with Baaghi 2. It will open doors for young stars.last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more May 11, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released two funding opportunities from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), designed to expand use of common standards supporting the sharing of health information. The two opportunities together are worth $1.5 million.“We have made significant progress in the flow of health information, but we still have work to do to ensure different systems speak the same language,” said Karen DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., national coordinator for health IT. “Today’s announcement will advance the use of common, interoperable standards, particularly for key pieces of data like medications and lab results.”The High Impact Pilot (HIP) and Standards Exploration Award (SEA) cooperative agreement programs are designed to spur the development of standards and technology that will improve the sharing of health information among healthcare stakeholders, and thus improve care delivery and the patient experience.The HIP and SEA programs each follow the same overall structure but differ in scope and award size. Applicants for both programs must first select a “priority category” to focus on and then choose a specific minimum number of “impact dimensions” that their project will address. HIP awardees need to choose a minimum of three out of seven impact dimensions, while SEA awardees will only need to choose a minimum of one impact dimension. Both funding opportunity announcements also expect awardees to use the best available standards, implementation guides, and emerging alternatives identified in the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), a coordinated catalog of existing and emerging standards and specifications to meet specific needs for the exchange of health information.Awardees under these two programs will need to be ready to produce results within one year. Through this funding, award recipients in each program will need to generate evidence regarding whether their specific standards and technology are ready for widespread use and larger investments.Priority Categories include: (1) Comprehensive Medication Management; (2) Laboratory Data Exchange; (3) Care Coordination; and (4) a Self-Identified category that allows the applicant to identify another area they believe the advancement of interoperable standards could be demonstrated; andThe Impact Dimensions applicants can choose from are: (1) Practice Efficiency; (2) Clinical Quality; (3) Cost Efficiency; (4) Patient Experience; (5) Safety; (6) Privacy and Security; and (7) Interoperable Exchange.Three to seven High Impact Pilot projects are expected to be funded ranging from $100,000 to $500,000. Three to five Standards Exploration Award projects are expected to be funded ranging from $50,000 to $100,000.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Information Technology | May 16, 2016 HHS Announces $1.5 Million Funding Opportunities to Advance Common Health Data Standards Two funding announcements to spur development of standards and technology to improve the flow of health information 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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in touch with Now the biotech opposition is getting organized In a letter published in Nature Biotechnology this morning 166 biotech execs leveled a blast at Trump’s travel ban now stayed at least temporarily by a court ruling saying that it strikes at the heart of the industry’s ability to recruit the best and brightest staff from all over the world while raising deep seated fears among all their staffers from outside the US The letter was signed by a long lineup of high-profile executives drawn from the CEO suite venture capital and academia including Herve Hoppenot the French CEO of Delaware-based Incyte George Scangos the former Biogen CEO who’s now leading a startup and MIT’s Bob Langer a serial biotech entrepreneur with more than 30 startups to his credit “If this misguided policy is not reversed” they say “America is at risk of losing its leadership position in one of its most important sectors one that will shape the world in the twenty-first century” The letter underscores the groundswell of opposition in the industry to the ban It also highlights a growing divide between the executives who lead this field and BIO the industry organization which lobbies on their behalf So far BIO has stayed mum about the travel ban So have most of the top CEOs of the Big Pharma companies many of whom have been lobbying for tax reform that would allow them to repatriate billions of dollars in reserves held overseas But there was at least one exception to the Big Pharma rule of silence “Science doesn’t have any borders so anything that gets in the way of a borderless science exchange doesn’t help” said AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot quoted today by Bloomberg The UK-based pharma giant has research and manufacturing sites in Massachusetts and Maryland “We want to be able to move our people and our scientists around the world” The Bloomberg story also raises concerns that the Trump administration’s focus on the H-1B visa program used to bring in scientists from around the world could be altered making it harder to recruit abroad Here’s a portion of the letter: The United States has led the world in medicine production for decades not only because of its ability to finance drug discovery but also because more than any other country the United States represents opportunity regardless of borders gender race sexual orientation or political cast This has enabled our industry to attract the best talent wherever it is found This aspect of our industry is a core reason the United States has built its unique strength in biopharmaceuticals At a stroke the new administration has compromised years of investment in this national treasure Our colleagues who are here on visas or are in global outposts are now fearful and uncertain of their status Scientists based in other countries and employed by our companies are afraid to come to the United States or are canceling trips The parents and families of immigrants who live and work in the United States are reluctant to attempt to travel to and from the US Though the ban from the Trump administration is aimed at seven countries our global employees interpret the underlying message as “America is no longer welcoming of any immigrants whatsoever” They fear similar orders could be issued for other countries at a moment’s notice They fear being stigmatized and discriminated against simply because of their religion irrespective of the nation they come from Several among us have heard from employees about their deportation fears how they do not feel comfortable leaving the country on business or how they now feel cut off from their family abroad Every nation has the right to determine who comes across its borders Every nation needs to be vigilant in defending itself against and hunting down terrorists The actions taken by the Trump administration however were poorly conceived and implemented; they have raised deep fears and concerns across the biotech industry in which diversity and the free flow of ideas and people have created an American powerhouse of medicine If this misguided policy is not reversed America is at risk of losing its leadership position in one of its most important sectors one that will shape the world in the twenty-first century Indeed it will harm an industry dominated by smaller companies and startups the very kind of industry the administration has said it wants to support It will slow the fight against the many diseases that afflict us as well as carry negative economic consequences for the United States You can find a PDF with the list of executives who signed the letter here: Immigration Letter Signature Reprinted from Endpoints News Copyright 2017 Endpoints News reports and analyzes the top global biotech and pharmaceutical R&D news of the day Sign up for its free reports at https://endptscom/Former New York Times editor Jill Abramson joked to graduating college students Monday that “I’m in exactly the same boat as many of you” making her first public appearance at a North Carolina commencement since she was fired from the newspaper last week Abramson the commencement speaker at Wake Forest University acknowledged the “media circus” surrounding her speech saying “the only real news here today is your graduation from this great university” Abramson said she was “impressed that your achievements have attracted so much media attention as well they should” She said the firing “hurt” and spoke about the importance of resilience “Some of you and now Im talking to anyone whos been dumped not getting the job you really wanted or gotten those rejection letters from grad schools you know the sting of losing or not getting something you really want” she said “When that happens show what you are made of” She told the audience that her sister had called her the day after she was fired from the Times “I know dad would be as proud of you today as the day you became executive editor of the New York Times” Abramson recalled her sister saying Abramson joked that between getting hit by a truck seven years ago and her abrupt firing she should be called “Calamity Jill” “Whats next for me I dont know” she said “So Im in exactly the same boat as many of you” Abramson’s sudden ousting from the Times caught both the newsroom and the national media establishment by surprise and has ignited controversy over what led to it Some reports have indicated that Abramson was fired because she press executives about making less than her male predecessor while other reports have said a management style that ruffled feathers was the cause The Times has been adamant there was no pay disparity and that the issue played no role in the firing Many women have pointed to complaints about her management style as amounting to a double-standard Abramson the newspaper’s first female executive editor was replaced by Dean Baquet the paper’s first African-American top editor “Fueling [outrage over her firing] have been persistent but incorrect reports that Jills compensation package was not comparable with her predecessors” Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr said in a statement Saturday “This is untrue Jills pay package was comparable with Bill Kellers; in fact by her last full year as executive editor it was more than 10% higher than his “Equality is at the core of our beliefs at The Times” Sulzberger said “It will always be” Abramson is famous for having the Times‘ T logo tattooed on her back and she said during commencement address that some students asked her Sunday night if she would get it removed: “Not a chance” Write to Charlotte Alter at charlottealter@timecom 2004. 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