October 16, 2019
  • 6:45 pm Torontos film and television production hit recordbreaking 2 billion in 2016
  • 6:40 pm Leading the pack stuntwoman SJ Harris mourned after fatal Deadpool 2 crash
  • 8:33 am Actors history of domestic violence brought to light as Indian Horse opens
  • 3:52 am First Air crash miracle raises questions about Nunavut searchandrescue capacity
  • 3:44 am Aboriginal hockey championship kicks off in Kahnawake

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: In a statement posted to Twitter, Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds said he was “heartbroken, shocked and devastated” by her death.Harris began riding in 2009 and received her race licence in May 2013. She started competing in 2014, racing in the American Sportbike Racing Association’s Championship Cup Series.In a 2015 profile published in Black Girls Ride Magazine, Harris was described as the first African-American woman to become a professional road racer.“Sounds like SJ is leading the pack in more ways than one,” the article concludes.READ MORE Advertisement Advertisement Twittercenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment SJ Harris died on Monday morning in Vancouver while shooting an action sequence for the film Deadpool 2. (SJ Harris/Instagram) Advertisement The American stunt rider who died in Vancouver on Monday while shooting an action sequence for the film Deadpool 2 has been identified as SJ Harris, a 40-year-old from New York City.Harris died after her motorcycle crashed through the window of the Starbucks in Shaw Tower, near Jack Poole Plaza.According to the BC Coroners Service, Harris’s family will issue a statement later today.Friend of stuntwoman SJ Harris says she ‘died doing what she loved’last_img read more

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first_imgAPTN National NewsNunavut covers one-fifth of Canada’s landmass, but if you get lost or have an accident, you may be on your own for quite some time.Considering Saturday’s plane crash in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, that topic is now, once again, at the forefront.APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll tells an amazing story of survival and asks what would have happened if the armed forces were not there.last_img

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first_imgDanielle Rochette APTN National News Part of daily life for Veronique Papatie saying this to her children.“Be careful watch your step,” she says.The warning is for her children, and the nine members of her household, to watch their step getting into the outhouse.“When we have to use the toilet, it’s here,” said Papatie. “Whether in the summer or the winter.”For electricity, her family counts on a small and noisy generator.There’s no running water in the house either – which complicates everything.But the situation doesn’t seem to discourage Papatie.With money from the province in 2010, she and renovated her house in Kitcisakik. “When I was a little girl, my dream was to have my own bedroom. Now as a parent, I am able to provide my children with their own bedroom as well,” she said.Since 2010, 44 homes have been renovated in the community thanks to groups of emergency architects who call themselves, The Frontier Foundation.And $1.5 million in provincial funding over five years since 2010.A cooperative, managed by the community, has also been created for workforce training and housing renovations.‘It’s great to see members of our comminuty get their houses renovated,” said Mélanie Deslauriers, the community’s project manager. “It brings pride and tranquility to a household because there’s less anxiety or concern for things like mold. Partition walls in the home can also help create intamicy and privacy. There has been a lot of positivity that has come from the renovations as well as the training now that people live in updated homes. ”In Sept. 2016, the Québec government responded to the cooperative’s request for more money by investing another $2 millions dollars to complete the renovation of 90 houses.“We have an agreement from last year up to 2020 for five years,” said Deslauriers. “We get about $400,000 per year which totals $2 million for renovations in the community. But we have to understand that the account will not be completed. We will still need to renovate houses after these 4 years.”Raised by his grand parents until the age of five, Charlie Papatie comes from a nomadic life.“A house wasn’t really essential for us before. We just went wherever and lived where we wanted to because it was our territory,” he said. “Today, we say we want an adequate home, so we can be comfortable in our house.”Now Charlie Papatie wants his house to be renovated soon.He said an adequate house is more than new windows, doors and walls – he wants running water, electricity and a sewage system.“A shower and toilet is what’s missing. That’s what the people in our community are always talking about it. they tell me they would like all those basic needs for their children,” he said.But those services might come at a cost to their connection to the land.Kitcisakik is unique.The community has always refused to become a reserve under the Indian Act.And while some Kitcisakik members endure and continue to hope for a better community – many young people are leaving.People like Vince Papatie, 32. He moved and is now living and working in Val d’Or.He has no plans to move back with his young daughter to a community without basic services.‘I don’t need to wake up at night to keep a fire going or walk 3 kilometers for water,” he said. ‘I didn’t like taking showers in a public place, we got sores on our feet. it wasn’t clean and or healthy. I deserve a house with a toilet, running water and a shower.”But Vince Papatie admits he’s loosing his culture, language and is experiencing an identity crisis by living away.When asked about returning to Kitcisakik if it had adequate services, he didn’t hesitate.‘I’d return in a heartbeat. that’s what I tell my colleagues at work. As soon it’s a real community, I’ll go back home, because it’s still my home,” he said.The community proposed a village where they can access their traditional territory and be recognized as the owners of the land.But in 2002, the federal government said no.The growing division within the community about the location of the village, and the insufficient investments to complete housing renovations by 2020 leaves the community’s young people with little hope to return to their home land in a near future.drochette@aptn.calast_img read more

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“In less than 10 days’ time, our leaders will gather in this hall to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” Mogens Lykketoft said as he opened the session. The Agenda, which will be adopted during a special summit at UN Headquarters, consists of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets that aim to be a charter for people and the planet in the twenty-first century. They will stimulate action over the next 15 years in areas of critical importance towards building a more equitable and sustainable world for all.“The summit, of course, marks only the beginning,” Mr. Lykketoft continued. “There is an urgent need for action right across the three pillars of the UN and ample opportunities to do so during this session. […] An ambitious and universal climate agreement is an absolute must and the first real test of the world community’s ability to deliver the necessary policy tools for sustainable development.”Indeed, not long after the summit and the annual General Debate, leaders will come together in Paris for the UN climate change conference – or COP21.At the same time, Mr. Lykketoft warned there will be no sustainable development without peace and security and respect for human rights.“The UN and its Member States have a strong obligation to work together to end the catastrophic wars and conflicts – not least in and around Syria. And we will have to act here and now to address the huge and explosive refugee crises resulting from ongoing conflicts – and to protect the human rights of all refugees.”In addition to several high-level meetings and thematic debates he will hold over the course of his one-year tenure, the new President said he plans to continue efforts to revitalize the General Assembly’s work and to reform the Security Council. “I will conduct all activities in as transparent, inclusive and open a manner as possible,” Mr. Lykketoft assured. “Where it is relevant I will also engage with and involve civil society representatives and others, such that a multi-stakeholder approach becomes a hallmark of my presidency.”Also addressing the meeting, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalled that this new session of the General Assembly marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Organization.“The Charter’s principles have stood the test of time, and the United Nations can look back on a record of achievement,” he stated. “At the same time, we know that suffering remains widespread across the world. My thoughts today are especially with the people of Syria – those inside the country facing terrible violence, and those who have fled, desperately seeking a safe haven and a better life.”Mr. Ban called on the 70th General Assembly session to be one of compassion, prevention and, above all, action. read more

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Prosecutor Mike Church-Taylor told JPs in Blackburn Mr Shaw had gone out with his wife but was keeping an eye on his home via the cam app. Cameron Hull admitted assaulting Mr Shaw and was given a conditional discharge for eight months  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Ella Shaw appeared on Britain’s Got Talent “He saw four young men in the house and decided to go home,” he said. “The four males ran from the house but the defendant then tried to get back in. Mr Shaw blocked his way and was punched in the face for his trouble.”Damian Pickup, defending, said his client had never been in trouble with the police before and had been invited to the party.”He was kissing the girl when her parents returned home unexpectedly,” said Mr Pickup. “It is clear she had been told she could have a small party but it appears they didn’t expect males to be there.“My client says the girl’s parents went mad and much of their anger was directed towards him because he had been kissing their daughter.” Ella Shaw Hull, of Blackburn, admitted assaulting Mr Shaw. He was given a conditional discharge for eight months and ordered to pay £100 compensation. Mr Shaw cornered the teenager and yelled at him before pushing him out of the house.”He realised he had left his brand new jacket in the house and returned to get it,” said Mr Pickup.”He was met with further aggression and accepts he punched the aggrieved in the face.“The dad went to call the police and my client took his chance to go in and get his jacket.”Mr Pickup claimed there was an element of provocation because the father was being aggressive. Cameron Hull admitted assaulting Mr Shaw and was given a conditional discharge for eight months Credit:Ben Lack  A father who spied on his teenage daughter’s party using a mobile phone app connected to his home CCTV system was hit by the boy he caught kissing her after he rushed home.   James Shaw was supposed to be out for the night with his wife while one of his daughter’s invited a few friends over for the evening.However while out with his wife he logged on to his home security system and  was horrified when he saw four boys at his house when he believed it was a girls only gathering.After he rushed back to their home in Langho, Lancashire, to break up the party he found Cameron Hull, 18, kissing his daughter, a court heard.The teenager was about to leave when he realised he had forgotten his brand new jacket.  When he return to collect it he found the dad barring his entry which resulted in Mr Shaw being punched in the face.Mr Shaw, an engineer who also runs Ella Shaw Ltd following daughter’s success on Britain’s Got Talent in 2015,is believed to have suffered a broken nose and black eye in the assault. read more

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first_imgNorth American Construction Group Ltd (NACG) has recently announced the successful negotiation of a two year extension to a key Master Services Agreement, with a major oil sands customer, taking the expiration date to August 2022. As part of the associated work scope, the company has secured a three year term commitment for overburden removal, commencing after the completion of the previously announced 2018 work. The value of this backlog is expected to be around C$120 million.Martin Ferron, Chairman and CEO, stated: “We believe that demand for safe and cost-effective earthworks services in the oil sands remains very strong, resulting in a tightening of suitable equipment availability. In these positive circumstances, we are delighted to have negotiated our first term contract in several years.”last_img read more

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first_img The Eurovision Song Contest is due to take place in Tel Aviv next week and some campaigners have called for the event to be boycotted. The Journal.ie commissioned Voices articles from both sides of the debate so you can read an opinion piece from the other side here. WITH THE EUROVISION Song Contest taking place next week, the year-long campaign to boycott the competition in Israel is ramping up.The year since Israel’s entry, Netta Barzilai, won – has been bookended by massacres of Palestinians.Just days after her victory last May, Israeli forces deliberately shot dead 62 Palestinians in Gaza, and just this week 23 Palestinians, including a pregnant woman and three children, were killed by airstrikes.Israel’s killing of Palestinian protesters in Gaza has continued since the start of the Great March of Return leaving hundreds dead and thousands severely wounded.In February a UN Commission of Inquiry found that Israeli forces have likely committed war crimes by intentionally shooting unarmed people, including children, medics and journalists.Since 2005, Palestinian civil society has been calling for a campaign of cultural, sporting, academic and economic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel as long as it continues to deny them their rights and freedoms.The global campaign is modelled on the boycott of the racist regime in apartheid South Africa.Anyone wishing to show solidarity with the Palestinian people as they continue their struggle for freedom against Israeli apartheid, occupation and war crimes has the responsibility to support the BDS movement. This applies equally to the Eurovision.Despite claims that the Eurovision is somehow ‘apolitical’ Israel has long used culture as a propaganda tool.From the far-right Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, calling Barzilai “Israel’s greatest ambassador” to the promotion of illegal settlements to the millions pumped into ensuring Madonna performs – it is abundantly clear that Israel views this as a golden opportunity to whitewash and pinkwash its ongoing crimes against the Palestinian people.(By pinkwashing I mean the way that Israel cynically uses gay rights to distract from its settler colonialism.)Spearheaded by Palestinian artistic and LGBTQ+ groups, since the campaign began it has garnered huge support and much success.In Ireland, more than 17,000 people signed a petition calling on RTÉ not to participate, while over 6,000 have asked Sarah McTernan not to sing for apartheid.The Irish campaign has the support of well-known artists, human rights activists, the Musicians’ Union of Ireland (MUI), Irish Equity and many prominent LGBTQ activists.The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) wrote to Sarah McTernan requesting a meeting to discuss the boycott and she has received letters from much-loved musicians including Mary Black, Donal Lunny and Mary Coughlan, as well as correspondence from more than 100 Palestinian artists, from Israelis who support BDS, a letter from prominent LGBTQ+ activists in Ireland and from more than 30 Irish anti-apartheid activists.Yet, despite these respectful and significant pleas to stand on the right side of history, McTernan has not responded at all. Last September members of the Irish campaign met with the Director General of RTÉ, Dee Forbes.At the meeting, the broadcaster committed to refusing to sanction any employees not wishing to travel to Israel on conscientious grounds and noted that the broadcaster is “well aware that the Irish people are very concerned about and supportive of Palestinians”.While this falls very far short of the demand that they pull out of the contest, it does represent an important recognition that Eurovision in Israel is not business as usual and presents an ethical challenge for workers concerned with human rights.RTÉ however, continues to maintain that the event is “not political” despite the fact that state broadcaster KAN will reserve 500 rehearsal tickets for Israeli soldiers who in all likelihood the Irish act will perform for.Compounding this deeply political act of entertaining an army routinely accused of war crimes by the UN and human rights organisations, the locations on the ‘visual postcards’ broadcast between acts will feature the occupied Golan Heights and Palestinian East Jerusalem – thereby instrumentalising the show to present illegally annexed land as part of the Israeli state.Reflecting the broad feeling in Ireland that no Irish performers should countenance playing for mass murderers and that our national broadcaster shouldn’t allow itself to be used for the purposes of spreading state propaganda, in early March there was a large protest at RTÉ.Internationally more than 136,000 people have signed petitions to the European Broadcasting Union and national broadcasters asking them to refuse to take part.More than 100 queer and trans liberation organisations from nearly 20 countries have called on global LGBTQ+ communities to support the boycott which has been endorsed by such luminaries as Julie Christie, Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel, Wolf Alice and many more.Eurovision promotional events all over Europe and Australia (which is also participating in the contest) have attracted protests and actions are organised for Tel Aviv.Meanwhile, although Israel proclaims itself “the only democracy in the Middle East” it has said it will not allow entry to human rights activists planning to protest the competition, a ban that is in total contradiction to promises it made to the EBU.Although Eurovision will go ahead, the boycott campaign has already been a success in further raising awareness of the plight of the Palestinian people and cutting across Israel’s ‘pinkwashing’ with huge support from the LGBTQ+ community.It has not only raised the profile of the cultural boycott and seen new artists declare their support, but it has also mainstreamed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.The fact that ticket sales are way down and hotels aren’t booked is a testament to this and shows that huge numbers of people recognise that segregated partying in Tel Aviv while just down the road Palestinians are living under siege and being shot down in cold blood is simply unpalatable.Those who say that artists shouldn’t ‘take sides’ ignore the fact that by participating they have already chosen the side of the oppressor, of injustice and of apartheid.There is still time for them to change their minds, we implore them to take a principled stand for justice and to be on the right side of history.From the semi-finals to the final we are calling on people to boycott the contest and on 18 May we are asking Eurovision fans to turn off their TVs and go to an alternative party in solidarity with Palestine, these are happening around the country.Palfest Ireland has an amazing night lined up in the National Stadium with Kíla, Christy Moore and more. Not only is there an alternative to this year’s Eurovision but there is also an alternative to apartheid – that is freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people.  Zoë Lawlor is the Cultural Liaison with the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the Coordinator of the Irish Campaign to Boycott the Eurovision in Israel.  By Zoe Lawlor Saturday 11 May 2019, 7:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article May 11th 2019, 7:01 PM 124 Comments Share275 Tweet Email1 center_img https://jrnl.ie/4629067 Short URL 22,073 Views Zoe Lawlor Opinion: Support Palestinians and show your opposition to apartheid by boycotting Eurovision You can show solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom against Israeli apartheid, occupation and war crimes by supporting the boycott, writes Zoe Lawlor. last_img read more

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first_imgVictoria’s new Minister for Multicultural Affairs & Citizenship, Nicholas Kotsiras, says he wants to ensure multiculturalism takes place across all departments of government, not just one. I want every department to have an input into multicultural affairs, because in the end, we’re all Victorians.“I want to take a cross-governmental approach, to make government respond to all Victorians,” Mr Kotsiras told Neos Kosmos today. “I want every department to have an input into multicultural affairs, because in the end, we’re all Victorians.” As Ted Baillieu’s 22-member cabinet was sworn in during the week, Mr Kotsiras, who won his seat of Bulleen with 59.9 per cent of the primary vote, was made Minister for Multicultural Affairs & Citizenship. He told Neos Kosmos his first task would be to review all the programs from the past 11 years of Labor government. Mr Kotsiras said he would create eight committees throughout Victoria to discuss multicultural policy, each chaired by a commissioner. “It doesn’t matter where you’re from, if you’ve got a health issue, it should be in the health department, if you’ve got an education issue, it should be in the education department,” he said. He said he wasn’t trying to take multicultural affairs out of the ministry, which would put himself out of a job. “My role is to make sure everyone is taking multiculturalism into account,” he said. “Someone needs to make sure there are programs in place.” Mr Kotsiras said the Liberal Party’s policy to gradually make Languages Other Than English (LOTE) compulsory at Victorian government schools would help feed more translators and interpreters into an under-resourced system. “We have to make sure once we get people, we keep them,” he added. Mr Kotsiras also reiterated his party’s promise to maintain the $2 million government funding for a Greek cultural centre in Lonsdale Street, $100 000 for a Hellenic festival in Oakleigh, and $100 000 for Victoria’s Cypriot community. Four Greek Australians won seats in Saturday’s election. Mr Kotsiras will be joined in the lower house by John Pandazopoulos, who retained his seat of Dandenong for the Labor party. In the Upper House, Labor candidate Jenny Mikakos retained her seat in the Northern Metropolitan Region, and Lee Tarlamis won the fifth seat in South Eastern Metropolitan. In the seat of Oakleigh, where there is a large Greek population, a 6.4 per cent swing to Liberal candidate Theo Zographos was not enough to steal the seat from sitting member Ann Barker. Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu is expected to recall Parliament before Christmas. Former Health Minister Daniel Andrews was elected unopposed as Opposition Leader at the Labor Party meeting today. Labor’s Shadow Ministry is expected to be announced over the weekend, with Jenny Mikakos tipped for a portfolio. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgThis weekend, Greek Bilingual Bookshop is hosting an exhibition of bilingual books in Greek and English on various subjects.The bookshop teams up with Militos Publishers, to present some exceptional books about Greece, Cyprus and the Islands as well as Asia Minor and Byzantium, historical, geographical books, rare collectables, art and photography books.The last day of the exhibition is Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm. For those who visit the exhibition, they will have the chance to enter a competition to win a book pack of assorted books in Greek and English.Also on display will be a large array of Greek films including documentaries and children movies. When: Saturday 27 July, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Where: Greek Bilingual Bookshop, 837 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill, Sydney (opposite the 7-11 at Hurlstone Park) For more information, contact 9559 4424 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgYouri Gagarine : le voyage historique du premier homme dans l’espace en chiffresLe 12 avril 1961, l’histoire de la conquête spatiale a été marquée par l’envoi de Youri Gagarine dans l’espace. Le cosmonaute russe alors âgé de 27 ans, devient le premier homme à découvrir la Terre vue du ciel. Quelques chiffres sur ce voyage historique, à la veille de son cinquantième anniversaire.Youri Gagarine27 ans. Age auquel Youri Gagarine a été envoyé dans l’espace. Il était seulement âgé de 26 ans lors de son recrutement en 1960. À cette époque, les responsables soviétiques sélectionnaient seulement les cosmonautes âgés entre 25 et 30 ans. 200 candidats. Sur toutes ces personnes volontaires au programme spatial soviétique, seules 19 ont été sélectionnées. Puis, à l’issu de nombreuses sélections Youri Gagarine se démarque et est finalement choisi pour devenir le premier homme à voyager dans l’espace. 1 mètre 58 pour 69 kilogrammes. Youri Gagarine, petit mais trapu, avait une morphologie propice à la mission. En effet, les autorités sélectionnaient des cosmonautes petits mais résistants, capables de tenir dans la capsule du vaisseau spatial Vostok de 2,3 mètres de diamètre pour un volume total de 1,6 mètre cube.Le voyage108 minutes. Temps passé par Youri Gagarine dans l’espace le 12 avril 1961.  250 kilomètres. Altitude moyenne (entre 181 et 327 kilomètres) à laquelle a voyagé le cosmonaute autour de la Terre.7,9 kilomètres/seconde. Vitesse à laquelle la capsule Vostok 1 a évolué sur son orbite durant son voyage.40.868 kilomètres. Distance parcourue par la capsule de Youri Gagarine pour effectuer sa révolution autour de la Terre.Les avancées qui ont suivi l’événement À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESA522 astronautes ont au total eu l’occasion de voyager dans l’espace depuis le premier l’exploit de Youri Gagarine. Seulement 55 sont des femmes pour 467 hommes. Ces astronautes représentent à eux tous 38 nationalités.803 jours. Durée la plus longue qu’un homme ait pu passer dans l’espace. Le record est détenu par l’astronaute Sergueï Krikalev qui a effectué un total six vols.Le 11 avril 2011 à 12:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgFrance have confirmed that Florian Thauvin will miss their UEFA Nations League clash with Germany on Tuesday due to a foot injuryThe 25-year-old winger featured for 59 minutes in France’s 2-2 friendly draw with Iceland last week, but has now returned to Marseille for treatment on a right foot problem.Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps refused to call-up a replacement for Thauvin at such short notice.Marseille needing to replace Florian Thauvin Taimoor Khan – September 12, 2019 Florian Thauvin is out of action due to an ankle injury which means that Olympique de Marseille have to quickly seek a solution. It’s…“In agreement with Didier Deschamps and the medical staff, the Marseille forward will be placed at the disposal of his club on Monday. He will not be replaced,” read a statement on the French team’s Twitter.Thauvin has had a great start to the new Ligue 1 campaign at Marseille with seven goals and two assists in nine games.Last season’s Europa League finalists are third in the league table with 16 points after nine games.last_img read more

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first_imgThe 31st annual general meeting of budget carrier SpiceJet on 28 December is unlikely to throw surprises, given that a lot has been spoken about the company’s success story ever since Ajay Singh took control of the ailing carrier from the Marans in January this year.The company’s 1.32 lakh retail investors (as on 30 September, 2015) holding 17.18 crore shares have seen their investment spurt by 164% in the past three months and 268% in the past six months (the stock closed at Rs 67.25 on 18 December, up from Rs 18.25 on 18 June and Rs 25.4 on 18 September).The sharp rise in the stock price can be traced to the company’s consistent increase in performance over the past few months in a market that is growing but has also seen the competition intensify.SpiceJet has been consistently increasing the number of passengers flown over the months, from 8.19 lakh in September 2015 to 9.77 lakh passengers in November 2015.The passenger load factor (PLF), a key metric for air carriers, has also rose steadily from 83.4% in March 2015 to 93.4% in July, before sliding to 90.7% in November 2015. Despite the decline, the PLF for SpiceJet has been the highest among all domestic carriers since April.The domestic air traffic in India has been growing at a steady pace, with the November traffic at 73.22 lakh passengers marking an increase of 24.65% over 58.74 lakh in November 2014.During the January-November period this year, domestic carriers flew 733.82 lakh passengers, up 20.41% from 609.43 lakh passengers during the corresponding period last year.The growth in traffic augurs well for SpiceJet and other carriers.SpiceJet’s fleet of 34 aircraft (as of September 2015) is expected to go up to 49 by the end of FY17, according to the company’s presentation after the declaration of second quarter results. The company also plans to infuse equity this financial year and together with the profits generated, hopes to turn its current negative networth into positive.The success story has paid off for 49-year-old Ajay Singh as well, who holds 354,443,550 shares, or 59.13% of the company’s equity.last_img read more

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first_imgWe also offer a free podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: New Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo leads her first meeting of the Harris County Commissioners Court today. News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider outlines Hidalgo’s priorities for the office.Also this hour: University of Houston geologist Julia Wellner tells us about her upcoming two-month expedition to Antarctica to study sea level rise. Then, Magnolia resident Lynn Rippelmeyer tells the story of how fate and some bad weather led her to become a pioneer for women in commercial aviation.And writer Pete Gershon discusses how a pivotal movement in the 1970s and 80s transformed the Houston art scene.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.last_img read more

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first_imgTwo incidents in the recent past have brought back the spectre of extra-judicial killings. The first incident refers to the alleged encounter killing of a Delhi-based businessman by officers of the Delhi Police Special Cell. The second incident refers to an earlier encounter killing of 20 red sandalwood smugglers near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh by officers from the Andhra Police. Since both incidents are currently under judicial scrutiny, it would be unwise to arrive at judgements surrounding their culpability. However, rising evidence against the versions presented by both sets of police forces has left numerous observers, from both the political class to civil society, rather disturbed.  Also Read – Working on improving tiesIn the first case, reports have emerged that 10 days before the Delhi-based businessman was gunned down in an alleged encounter, the Delhi Police Special Cell had told a local court that neither an FIR nor a complaint was received against him. This discovery flies in the face of the Special Cell’s claim that the slain businessman was wanted in several cases and had been on the run from the law. With reference to the encounter killing of 20 red sandalwood smugglers, news reports have emerged that the many of the slain were possibly tortured before being murdered. According to the police, these 20 labourers had attacked them with sickles, axes and stones and the police had gunned them down in self-defence. This claim is perplexing on many levels.  Also Read – Political parties and our RepublicThe police was not involved in a skirmish with highly trained and heavily armed militants; they were dealing with a group of underpaid minimum wage labourers. If it was indeed in self-defence as they claim, where are the injuries of the task force members? Reportedly, only two members of the task-force were injured. Further disheartening is the inefficacy of our legal system in resolving encounter killings. According to government figures, out of 555 recorded encounter killings between 2009 and 2013, only 144 cases were been resolved. Irrespective of a final judgement on both incidents,  one cannot rationalise extra-judicial killings, without going down a very slippery moral slope. Once the State and its police go down the path of extra-judicial killings, it is likely to make its way towards tyranny.   It is impossible to condone summary executions, especially if they are conducted by those who consider themselves to be the guardians of the law. Instead of summary executions, the State, especially its police, must follow the due process of law and subject the suspect to a trial process. Even Ajmal Kasab, one the perpetrators behind the heinous terror attack in Mumbai, was subjected to a trial process. According to respected political commentator Praful Bidwai, “Civil liberties are too valuable to be subordinated to reasons of state without undermining democracy”. The truth behind both these murky incidents, therefore, must come through soon.last_img read more

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first_img12PreviousNext While no one to my knowledge has ever actually counted, I think it is safe to say that healthcare providers have to make more vital decisions on an ongoing daily basis than professionals in virtually any other field. After all, they are dealing with the health and well-being of people every day.In the realm of diagnostic imaging alone, for example, technologists and physicians must determine which radiographic technique to use for specific patients and for specific studies; how many individual studies to conduct; which, if any, follow-up studies are necessary; when to invest in new technology; which systems need to be replaced with more up-to-date solutions — and dozens of other decisions.As professionals in most industries have discovered for generations, the best way to make an informed decision is to … well … be well-informed.  That means knowing about all the products, systems and technologies that are available, having an awareness of the manufacturers that supply them and the strengths each one brings to the table, obtaining as much practical and technical feedback as possible, and then carefully assessing all short- and long-range internal needs, diagnostically and otherwise, by taking costs, budgets, staff, schedules and many other factors into consideration.The Advantages of Direct RadiographyWhen it comes to modalities, why select digital radiography (DR)? There are several reasons. First, DR is fast. The speed inherent in the technology improves overall workflow for the entire radiology department. Also, image quality is superb and the required X-ray doses can be significantly lower than with traditional modalities.Additionally, upgrading is becoming easier and the latest DR detectors can be shared from one diagnostic room or portable device to another. This maximizes the return on the investment and offers many time, dose and cost efficiencies that are needed in today’s “more-with-less” environments.There are several forms of upgrades from which to select, including flat panel detector upgrades for existing rooms, complete room replacements with fixed or movable detectors, corded or wireless detectors, even portable mobile systems and more. There are at least a dozen suppliers in the market with a range of options, various levels of sophistication and flexibility.To make the appropriate choice, knowledge is power. Healthcare professionals who do enough research into DR can build the right foundation of familiarity to make the right decisions for their facilities. The hardest part is not necessarily building the foundation, it is knowing exactly what your goals are, what questions to ask and what to look for to suit your particular needs.  Setting Your GoalsThere are several goals all healthcare professionals involved with DR clearly recognize as being essential to an effective diagnostic room. From there, they need to know the available products, systems and suppliers, and determine which ones satisfy their goals. They also need to educate themselves as to the accuracy, reliability, flexibility and ease of use each system offers.One specific goal is to achieve the highest image quality with the lowest dose, image after image. Another is to attain fast exam completion without sacrificing quality or compromising patient comfort. Other goals include seamless workflow, immediate image preview, advanced resolution, user-friendly operation and small footprints.While image quality is paramount, simplification of workflow must not be underestimated; an effective workflow makes it easier for the technologist to achieve precisely the kind of images being requested by the radiologist. That, ultimately, leads to better patient interactions. The quicker the image preview, the better the workflow.DR can display images in as few as 2 seconds and capture sequential images in as little as 9 seconds. It is all about speed; for some, this means a manual system, to others it means a fully automated robotic system.Detector size is also an important consideration. A 17- by 17-inch size provides full coverage for larger patients and larger anatomy exams, such as chest and pelvis. This size also allows faster, easier patient positioning by eliminating the need to rotate the detector for portrait or landscape anatomy coverage and reduces retakes from cut-off anatomy.Evaluate New TechnologiesOnce the decision is made to go with DR, users should review all the latest technologies. Even if there is a decision to hold off on implementing new technologies in-house, it is important for healthcare professionals to be aware of them for the sake of consultation, referrals and future planning.What is especially attractive about DR today is the ease of upgrading existing systems to DR. Even portable analog units can be converted to DR in as little as a morning or afternoon. We recommend partnering with a company that provides X-ray room and portable upgrade solutions designed to improve workflow, productivity and image quality. These paths are a cost-effective option for facilities unable to make a complete DR purchase at this time.Rob Fabrizio is senior marketing and product development manager, DR systems, at Fujifilm Medical Systems USA.Sidebar: Recent DR InnovationsThere are more than a dozen major manufacturers offering digital radiography (DR) systems today, with a variety of models available. Among some of the recent introductions and innovations are:• Carestream introduced new software features to three of its DRX DR systems to enhance the quality of pediatric and intensive care unit (ICU) imaging, boost productivity and offer new print options. They are shipping with new DRX-1 systems, DRX-Mobile retrofit kits and DRX-Transportable systems.• Philips released the EasyDiagnost Eleva DRF 5.0, available with a wireless portable detector and detector-sharing functionality. It combines fluoroscopy with DR technology, offering facilities the ability to integrate the benefits of digital imaging while creating a multipurpose imaging space, thereby optimizing investment and improving workflow.• Konica Minolta’s Aero DR wireless 17- by 17-inch flat panel detector (FPD), which has U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, weighs 7.92 pounds and incorporates the company’s cesium iodide (CsI) scintillator that boasts ultra-high detector quantum efficiency (DQE). These detectors also feature a low-power circuitry design, which decreases read-out noise and further raises quantum efficiency.• Viztek’s ViZion DR Rad Room straight arm is designed for settings that require a low-cost and space-saving solution. The complete package includes a 17- by 17-inch gadolinium panel running on Opal-Acquire software. Optional integration with the Opal picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is available.• Agfa HealthCare’s DX-D 100 is a mobile direct digital X-ray unit. Designed for bedside use, the system can handle a broad range of general radiography X-ray studies and offers a very short exposure time; this results in high-quality images for immediate quality control (QC) review. The DX-D 100 is now available with the DX-D 30C wireless, portable DR detector.• Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. offers the Radrex-I DR system, featuring DICOM radiation dose structured reporting and reject analysis software. The DICOM feature automatically records radiation dose information for every X-ray exam. The reject analysis software documents accepted and rejected exposures, allowing radiology departments to view technologists’ technique and performance, reasons for rejecting an image and the number of repeat images.• The Imix Intuition system features servo-coupled components to allow for hands-free positioning. It is available in a traditional dual Bucky configuration, with a rotating custom encasement feature that enables portrait and landscape imaging without removal of the detector.For an in-depth look at 45 different models and their specifications, see ITN’s online DR systems comparison chart. Find the chart by clicking here. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. 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first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies With non-OPEC oil producing countries ready to ramp up production if prices go much above present levels, OPEC’s secretary general said the cost of crude will stay relatively low for a while.“The reality now is that we cannot have these S100 (prices) anymore,” Abdullah al-Badri told reporters.The international price of crude was down $1.62 at $62.10 after Friday’s announcement, having traded above $115 a barrel in 2014.While the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries accounts for over a third of the world’s oil, its power to determine supply and demand has been steadily eroding as outsiders capture large shares of the market. It gave up imposing quotas on individual members four years ago after these were consistently ignored.That has led to an overhang in recent months of more than 1 million barrels a day of OPEC production beyond the target. But the likelihood of continued overproduction persists.OPEC powerhouse Saudi Arabia is fighting to keep market share against U.S. shale oil, Iran plans to increase production in anticipation of an end to sanctions that have crimped its crude exports and other countries are trying to compensate for low prices by selling more. Men’s health affects baby’s health too Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   OPEC powerhouse Saudi Arabia and their Gulf allies are best set to continue all-out producing — even though they, like others, are selling at a loss.But they can afford to do so.The Saudi sovereign wealth fund stands at over $700 billion and the coffers of the other Gulf nations are also well stocked. The Saudis, who effectively set OPEC policy, were the prime drivers in the decision in November to keep the 30 million barrel-a day target, the seventh time in three years that the group opted for the status quo.But the less well-off among OPEC states are hurting.Among them is Algeria, which has long depended on high oil and gas prices to operate an extensive welfare state and has been harshly hit by the shale boom, which generates the same light blend that it sells. For Venezuela, where crude accounts for 95 percent of all exports, the price slump has hugely exacerbated that country’s economic hardship — the country needs prices above $120 a barrel just to break even. And Nigeria was forced to trim its 2015 budget by 12 percent because of low crude prices. Oil makes up 75 percent of its exports.Still even OPEC’s poorer nations know that past OPEC remedies of cutting production to drive up prices will no longer work, with the growing clout wielded by non-OPEC players. Sponsored Stories VIENNA (AP) — OPEC decided to keep its oil output target on hold Friday and predicted prices would remain low for the foreseeable future — good news for both for oil-hungry international industries and consumers at the gas pump.The cartel said its output level would remain at 30 million barrels a day despite the fact that prices were still low compared with a year ago. It left it to member states to restrain any overproduction, an acknowledgment of the cartel’s inability to enforce its own limits as it struggles to control world supply and prices. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober “OPEC realizes … that it is now in a highly competitive market, in which its own members will compete against each other and collectively against non-OPEC producers, and in particular shale producers,” said John Hall of Alfa Energy in London.Announcing the decision to keep the present target, an OPEC statement urged members “to adhere to it.” But al-Badri, the secretary general, acknowledged that, as in the past, countries had only been assigned “indicators” — not quotas — in attempts to hew to the target.In contrast, Saudi and Iranian comments Friday reflected the countries’ determination to produce what they decide.“Production policy is a sovereign right,” Naimi told reporters.Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijar Namdar Zangeneh, meanwhile, advised OPEC to make room for increased output from his country as early as the end of the month. That’s the target date for a deal between Tehran and six world powers envisaging an end to sanctions on the Islamic Republic in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program.Iran hopes to ramp up production by up to 1 million barrels a day within a year once sanctions are gone, and Zangeneh said his country doesn’t “need any decision from the OPEC side to return to the market, because it’s our right.” Al-Badri on Friday defended the decision to maintain the production ceiling in hopes of defending market share despite plunging prices as “a decision of both the rich and the poor.”___Jelena Vicic contributed from ViennaCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Check your body, save your life Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more

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first_imgRepresenting up to 3,000 participating agents across Australia, the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF) has announced the appointment of industry specialists into its new Board of Trustees. Unveiled today and representing the travel industry include Australian Tourism Export Council’s chairman John King, Flight Centre company secretary David Smith as well as Jetset Travelworld Group general manager strategic alliances Col Hughes.Meanwhile, replacing outgoing chairman John Holloway is Victoria Energy and Water Ombudsman Fiona McLeod.South Australia Minister for Business Services and Consumers John Rau welcomed the new board and said the Group would work towards protecting consumers and the industry.“On behalf of all Consumer Affairs Ministers, I welcome the new board members and look forward to the contribution they will make to consumer protection for Australian travellers,” Mr Rau said.  Also appointed today and representing the Government is Queensland Fair Trading Operations executive director Brian Bauer, Victoria Consumer Affairs director regulation and legislation division Elizabeth Lanyon and South Australia Consumer and Business Services director investigation and inspections Dini Soulio. While consumers will be protected by Jenni Mack from NSW and John Berrill from Victoria. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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first_img“I’m quite sure he’ll make a play some way — either it’ll be on special teams or on the defensive side of the ball.”While the short-term goal is to prove that he’ll be a willing and capable contributor for Todd Bowles in 2014, the future isn’t far from Bethel’s mind.In short, he wants to start on special teams and on defense.“Eventually, that’s the plan,” said Bethel. “I want to crack the starting lineup in this league. We’ve got Antonio [Cromartie] and Jerraud Powers in front of me, some really great guys. They’ve been playing really well.“For me, it’s just about going out there, showing the team what I can do. If they feel that they want to move me up that is up to them.” – / 13 And while general manager Steve Keim bolstered the cornerback corps this offseason by signing veteran Antonio Cromartie, the Cardinals have not been shy about working Bethel into the rotation during training camp.It’s an increase in responsibility Bethel admits he’s finally ready for.“I just want to go out there and show everyone what I can do, show everyone what the defense has been working on, how we’ve grown as a defense and also just showing everybody that we are ready for the season,” he said.It doesn’t hurt, either, that he’s been groomed by one of the game’s most-talented players at the position: teammate Patrick Peterson.“[He’s teaching me] how to man press, keeping my feet moving and keeping my hands moving,” said Bethel. “Every day, we are working on stuff to get me a little better so I can help the defense.”And according to his mentor, the unit is very intrigued to see how Bethel will help the defense during the team’s preseason opener Saturday against the Houston Texans.“[I expect] to see him get some hands on some balls,” Peterson said. “Yesterday and today, he missed the opportunity. You can’t let those slip by too much. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Just two years into his NFL career, Justin Bethel has found quite a niche with the Arizona Cardinals.Hungry to find his way onto the field, the Sumter, S.C. native has already developed into one of the league’s elite special teamers — so much so that he was named to the 2013 Pro Bowl as a gunner for the NFC after recording 18 tackles and two blocked field goals during Arizona’s 10-6 campaign.But the 24-year-old is by no means a one-trick pony. In fact, the former sixth-round pick made a name for himself at Presbyterian College as a talented defensive back, recording a team-high 77 tackles in 2009. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesGovernment spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said on Friday that Bill Browder’s application in a Cypriot court challenging Cyprus’s legal cooperation with Russia in a case against him is unrelated to Nicosia’s relations with Moscow.Christodoulides’ comments on state radio CyBC came a week after Russia’s ambassador to Nicosia made controversial statements about the case concerning the founder of Hermitage Capital.“It is an issue concerning the rule of law in the Republic of Cyprus, how the Republic of Cyprus operates in particular in relation to obligations stemming from its participation in international and European organisations,” said Christodoulides.The spokesman added that there is no issue with President Nicos Anastasiades’s visit to Moscow which begins on Sunday “which in turn is an important development when one takes into account that the President of the Republic has been invited by the Russian president, will be accompanied by the ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Transport”.On October 13, ambassador Stanislav Osadchiy said that Cyprus’s ties with Russia had suffered after the Cypriot government decided to temporarily freeze cooperation with Russia in the latter’s case against Browder.The investor-turned-activist applied to the Nicosia District Court seeking an emergency injunction terminating the cooperation in accordance with the practice of other European countries, the US and Canada.Western countries regard Russia’s investigation against Browder as politically motivated after the entrepreneur launched a global campaign for justice for lawyer and accountant Sergei Magnitsky. Magnitsky died in a Russian prison eight years ago after being tortured and deprived access to medical care. Magnitsky had exposed a $230m (€194.4m) tax theft and the policemen he implicated were arrested.During Anastasiades’s stay in Russia, which is one of Cyprus most important commercial partners, the two sides are expected to sign certain “very important agreements” which aim at strengthening bilateral ties at all levels, the spokesperson continued.He added that the two governments are expected to issue a joint communiqué on the occasion of the president’s trip to Moscow where Anastasiades is expected to meet with Vladimir Putin and prime minister Dmitry Medvedev.Anastasiades, the government spokesman said, will also meet with entrepreneurs in an attempt to attract investment.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgGreek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos has been dogged by protesters during events he has attended in Cyprus as part of memorials to mark the 44th anniversary of the Turkish invasion.A number of arrests were made. The protesters are part of a group, Drasis Kes, an organisation comprising Cypriot students who study in Greece and appear to have a hardline stance on the Cyprus issue, according to their website.They also oppose Greece’s decision to end a long-running feud over MacedoniaIn June this year, Athens and Skopje agreed on the name of Republic of North Macedonia to open the door to latter’s Nato membership. The move is unpopular among many Greeks.On Friday nine people, eight men and one woman were arrested when Kammenos attended the main church service at Phaneromeni in Nicosia to mark the invasion and they heckled and insulted him. They were charged and released for causing a public disturbance.The student organisation said on its Facebook page that Greek politicians were traitors and that Macedonia was Greek.Before the service, Kammenos had gone to the Ayios Dhometions police station to complain about harassment he endured from three people at the event on Thursday night when he attended the unveiling of the stature to honour the mothers of the missing persons. The three were arrested, charged and released.You May LikeRefinance GoldQueen Elizabeth Reveals A Never-Before-Seen Photo Of Duchess Meghan & Prince HarryRefinance GoldUndoTips and TricksThis woman has built a very special house out of shipping containers…Tips and TricksUndoSolar SolutionsCalifornia – New Program Giving Solar Panels to Homeowners With Electricity Bills Over $100/mthSolar SolutionsUndo Clear winner in first round of Kition bishop voteUndoRussian opposition leader Navalny hospitalised for allergic reactionUndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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