Global music and entertainment platform TIDAL has announced the lineup for the 3rd Annual “TIDAL X: Brooklyn” charity concert hosted by Angie Martinez.The event includes Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Kaskade, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Daddy Yankee, Yo Gotti, A$AP Ferg, Vic Mensa, Fifth Harmony, Joey Bada$$, Willow Smith, Belly, Iggy Azalea, Jessie Reyez, Mack Wilds, Machel Montano, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Mr. Eazi, Charly Black, Princess Nokia, Tee Grizzley, Rapsody, Kranium, Chloe x Halle, Cipha Sounds, Victory and more with special appearances by Rosie Perez and Lin-Manuel Miranda. This year’s performers are coming together in an effort to raise awareness and funds for organizations that support relief and recovery for those affected by the unprecedented natural disasters, including: Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria and the earthquakes that took place in Mexico.TIDAL also announced that BACARDĺ rum will be the presenting sponsor of TIDAL X: Brooklyn. As part of the sponsorship, BACARDĺ has committed $1.3 million specifically to TIDAL X: Brooklyn charities. This is in addition to the Bacardi family and company’s previously announced $3 million in general disaster relief support for local relief agencies supporting communities impacted in Florida, Puerto Rico, other islands in the Caribbean, The Bahamas, and Mexico.“This partnership with TIDAL: X touches on two areas that are very close to our heart – music and philanthropy. BACARDĺ is proud to play a part in raising awareness and funding for the regions affected by these terrible disasters, including Puerto Rico, Florida and the Caribbean region – all homes to our family and company,” said Facundo L. Bacardi, Chairman, Bacardi.BACARDĺ and TIDAL X: Brooklyn will join Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico by covering the cost of cargo planes desperately needed to transport donated goods (i.e., cleaning supplies, toiletries, canned food, clothing, etc.) to Puerto Rico. Artists will also participate in a public awareness campaign to encourage New Yorkers to donate goods and money to help the people of Puerto Rico recover.Governor Cuomo said, “After seeing the terrible devastation in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands firsthand, it is clear that those affected by these natural disasters need our help more than ever. We in New York are putting the full weight of our resources behind recovery efforts, and I am grateful to TIDAL X: Brooklyn and its sponsors for joining us and helping to deliver much-needed goods to people in desperate need. We must do everything we can to help these communities rebuild, and I encourage all New Yorkers to join us in our efforts.”Fans worldwide will be able to learn more, purchase tickets, tune-in to the show and participate in fundraising efforts at TIDAL.com/BROOKLYN. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to organizations including: The Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico, Global Giving, All Hands Volunteers, Kids in Need Foundation, Direct Relief, One America Appeal, Greater Houston Community Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union, Miami Community Foundation, Habitat For Humanity in Puerto Rico, and more.Learn more about how and where to donate goods to The Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico in the New York area here.
TAYLOR, B.C. – Dawson Road Maintenance North Peace have announced that more maintenance work will be taking place on the Taylor Bridge.Dawson Road Maintenance says maintenance will be taking place tonight, July 31, from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.Traffic will be single lane alternating with up to 20-minute delays. DRM is advising drivers to plan this delay in their commute.Check DriveBC for updates, or you can call the after-hours line at 1-888-883-6688.
POULTNEY, Vt. — After 185 years of educating students on its campus of brick buildings on Poultney’s main street, Green Mountain College announced last month it would close after this academic year, leaving hundreds of students scrambling to figure out where to go next.The liberal arts college, which saw enrolment drop 43 per cent over the last decade, is going the way of some other small schools that have struggled to stay afloat amid a shift toward more career-oriented training and, particularly in college-rich New England, a decline in the number of high school students.“I’m definitely just sad and disappointed,” said Lauren Coye, an environmental studies major from Plaistow, New Hampshire. “I mean this community is so great and I fell in love with the campus as soon as I came here, and the farm and the goats and everyone in town, too.”She and her friends thought they had another year and a half together, she said. “Now it’s only four months,” she said.To help protect students, state officials in the region have been looking into increasing their oversight of private, independent colleges. The plans have met resistance from college leaders, who worry financial woes could be publicized before they are at serious risk of closing.In Massachusetts, where at least 17 colleges have closed or merged over the past six years, state education officials are moving forward with a plan to screen colleges every year and gauge their risk of closing. If the state concludes a school might not finish the next academic year, it would be required to notify students and prepare a plan to help them transfer elsewhere.The state moved to intervene after the abrupt shutdown of Mount Ida College, which announced last April it would be closing just weeks later. The news blindsided students.In Vermont, officials took notice when Burlington College folded in 2016 under the weight of debt from a real estate deal, leaving student records behind. The state Agency of Education had to take over the records, which was costly, said Rep. Lawrence Cupoli, vice chairman of the House Committee on Education. The following year, the Legislature had the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges set up an agreement with its member schools to house student records if a school went out of business.Vermont legislators last year considered requiring that a school placed on probation for financial reasons by its accrediting agency inform the state of its status and submit a plan for student records, setting money aside if necessary. That bill did not pass but lawmakers hope to take up similar language this session.“With the recent news about Green Mountain College and concern about what’s happening around New England, it does seem appropriate for us to continue to look at a response,” said Rep. Kathryn Webb, chair of the House Education Committee.The Massachusetts plan has drawn outrage from some college leaders.Helen Drinan, president of Simmons University, said it seems like an overreaction to the Mount Ida closure, which she described as “one really bad incident.”“It feels like a heavy step,” said Drinan, whose school faced financial hardship in 2008 but bounced back. “Anybody caught in that net is going to get a lot of attention that may or may not be deserved, and that may or may not seal their fate. That just doesn’t seem right.”Carlos Santiago, the state’s commissioner of higher education, said he understands the concern from some institutions and plans to work with them to finalize the screening process.Nationwide, at least 64 four-year private, non-profit institutions around the country have closed or announced pending closures since 1995 and 12 have opened, according to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Moody’s Investor Service said in December the outlook for the U.S. higher education sector remains negative because of constrained tuition revenue growth.The U.S. Education Department and college accreditors have their own processes to measure the finances of schools and place struggling institutions under greater scrutiny, but officials in Massachusetts say the process has failed to raise alarms soon enough in the past.As of Dec. 1, more than 500 schools were under heightened monitoring by the federal agency, including Green Mountain College but not Newbury College, a Massachusetts school that announced Dec. 14 it would shut down after this academic year.Green Mountain College, which saw its undergraduate population drop to just 428 students this fall, explored potential partnerships and ways to boost revenue before announcing its closure. A group of alumni and parents is raising money to try to keep the school from closing, but many students are already making other plans. The school said it has arrangements with some other colleges that will take in students, including Prescott College in Arizona.Students knew that the school was in trouble, said sophomore Kyle Patterson, of the Red Bank-Middletown area of New Jersey, so he made plans to attend Paul Smith’s College in New York.“I just felt bad for everyone else who didn’t have a plan,” he said.____Binkley reported from Boston.Lisa Rathke And Collin Binkley, The Associated Press
10 December 2007The United Nations today appealed for $3.8 billion to provide urgent support to 25 million people in humanitarian emergencies in 24 countries around the world, including Somalia, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The United Nations today appealed for $3.8 billion to provide urgent support to 25 million people in humanitarian emergencies in 24 countries around the world, including Somalia, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Speaking at the launch of the Humanitarian Appeal 2008 this morning in Geneva, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said that “many humanitarian crises involving conflict continue, in Somalia, Sudan, the occupied Palestinian territory, and the DRC to name just a few – and people living in such extreme circumstances will need continued generosity in 2008. “Floods, hurricanes, cyclones, and drought also struck more frequently in 2007, and this trend points to a future where aid agencies, and the world’s vulnerable poor, will have to respond ever more frequently to climate-related disasters,” he added. The Appeal is made up of ten consolidated appeals for the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, the DRC, the occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, the West African region and Zimbabwe. Some 188 organizations – including UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other international organizations – come together through the Appeal to meet the world’s major humanitarian challenges in a strategic, coordinated, effective and prioritized way. Mr. Holmes urged generosity among donors, noting that “although we know that legislators face many competing priorities, we are asking for merely a few cents of humanitarian aid for every hundred dollars of national income.” Also present at today’s launch were UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres; Secretary-General of CARE International, Robert Glasser; and Founder and Chairman of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson.Citing some examples from the current year, he highlighted the important humanitarian work being done with the funds provided by these appeals, including the provision of safe water and sanitation to over 450,000 people in Somalia, as well as emergency job creation and cash assistance to 130,000 families in the occupied Palestinian territory. He noted that the 2008 Appeal does not account for the full amount of the funds required for the year, and that two or three additional appeals were expected to be launched in the coming weeks and months, including for Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Iraq. Nor does the consolidated appeal include the so-called “flash appeals,” which arise from individual natural disasters. “This year we issued 15 flash appeals, which is five more than in any previous year for natural disasters. We really see a very clear relationship between climate change and that number of appeals. Fourteen of the natural disasters are extreme weather related.” Also present at today’s launch were UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres; Secretary-General of CARE International, Robert Glasser; and Founder and Chairman of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson.
At the second meeting, President Clinton is expected to address a key initiative to conserve coastal ecosystems in the Asian region impacted by the 2004 tsunami which killed more than 230,000 people and affected more than 12 countries in Asia.Addressing a meeting of the Global Consortium on Tsunami Recovery this past April Mr. Clinton said recovery efforts were reaching their most challenging phase, “as governments implement longer term reconstruction and economic development efforts. “There is substantial progress to report in areas like home and school construction and a welcome rebound in tourist arrivals but we still face formidable challenges, from addressing the housing needs of displaced persons, to increasing timber supplies without endangering forests, to addressing the remaining $100 million funding gap in the Maldives,” he added.
by Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 13, 2017 2:42 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 13, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – The International Monetary Fund has given the Trudeau government a passing mark for its handling of the economy since coming to power, but warns that “more difficult challenges lie ahead.”The comments are contained in an annual report released by the Washington-based organization Thursday that credited the Liberals with helping the Canadian economy regain momentum.“To support the economy, the government introduced tax cuts for the middle class, expanded family benefits, and raised infrastructure spending,” the report said.The billions of dollars in additional spending combined with the Bank of Canada’s historically low interest rates, “has succeeded in revitalizing the economy after a tough year in 2015,” the report said.At a news conference on Parliament Hill to announce former astronaut Julie Payette as the next Governor General, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted his government’s approach to the economy.“We’re going to continue to deliver on the commitments and the promises we made in the last election and in the throne speech we presented 18 months ago,” he said.“Now is not the time to change from the strong approach that’s delivering for Canadians. Now is the time to continue on the hard work we’re doing to help Canadian families.”Yet the IMF also raised alarm bells about the amount of uncertainty in Washington, and its potential impact on Canada’s economy over the long term.Among the issues was whether the Trump administration would significantly cut corporate taxes, which would make Canada less attractive to investors, and the future of NAFTA.The IMF also cited major concerns about Canada’s housing market, warning that any sudden decline in prices could send shockwaves across the country.“The main risk on the domestic side is a sharp correction in the housing market that impairs bank balance sheets, triggers negative feedback loops in the economy and increases contingent claims on the government,” the report said.There were also worries about the impact of further oil price declines.One of the IMF’s prescriptions for maintaining the economy’s momentum was to keep interest rates low. After the report was written, but before it was released, the Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate for the first time in seven years on Wednesday, from 0.5 per cent to 0.75 per cent.Cheng Hoon Lim, the IMF’s mission chief for Canada, said the rate increase reflected the fact the economy has been doing well over the past few months, though he advised the Bank of Canada to take things slow.“We welcome the good news on the economy and note that even with the rate hike, monetary policy remains appropriately accommodative,” Lim said.“Given the considerable uncertainty around the growth and inflation outlook, the Bank should continue to take a cautious approach in further adjusting the monetary policy stance.”The report also advised the federal government to continue with its plan to invest billions more on infrastructure over the next decade, though it said the deficit should start to come down next year.The Liberals said in their last federal budget they expect to rack up $142 billion in new debt between 2016-17 and 2021-22.Despite signs the economy was starting to turn around, the IMF found that two important engines of growth had not met expectations: private sector investment and non-energy exports. IMF approves Liberals’ handling of economy, warns of longer term challenges
Junior quarterback Braxton Miller lifts the Silver Football, awarded to the Big Ten’s football MVP Feb. 20 at the Schottenstein Center.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorWhen he announced in early January that he would be returning to Ohio State for one final ride along the banks of the Olentangy, Braxton Miller had a chance.A chance to rush or pass for the 505 yards he needed to become OSU’s all-time leader in total offense.A chance to win 11 games to become the all-time winningest quarterback in OSU’s history.A chance to throw for the six necessary touchdowns to own the record for total passing touchdowns as a Buckeye.A chance to pass for the 2,256 yards he needs to become OSU’s all-time passing yards leader.A chance to score the single touchdown he needed to become OSU’s all-time touchdown leader.A chance to become the most dominant statistical quarterback in OSU history, as evidenced by the very attainable numbers above.After throwing a pass on Monday that left his right shoulder in pain and the future of his football career uncertain, Braxton Miller is awaiting word following a Tuesday morning MRI that will reveal whether or not that chance remains.But as the star quarterback and legions of Buckeye fans await the news, as it stands right now, what does his legacy look like?While all the numbers above might merit placing him amongst OSU’s greatest quarterbacks, there’s one thing that holds Miller back.Art Schlichter, OSU’s quarterback from 1978 through 1981 and the holder of many of the aforementioned career records, won two Big Ten Championships and a Liberty Bowl matchup against Navy.Bobby Hoying, another famed quarterback and holder of the record for touchdown passes at OSU, won a Big Ten Championship and a Holiday Bowl against the BYU Cougars.Joe Germaine, another of OSU’s most legendary passers, won the MVP of the 1997 Rose Bowl when the Buckeyes topped Arizona State.Troy Smith won the Heisman Trophy, in addition to the 2006 Fiesta Bowl, all the while leading the Buckeyes to the 2007 National Championship Game against Urban Meyer and the Florida Gators.Thus far, Miller has yet to win a postseason game. He has yet to finish higher than fifth in Heisman Trophy voting. Yes, he’s twice won the Silver Football given annually to the Big Ten’s most outstanding player, but that’s about the extent of the hardware sitting upon Miller’s proverbial shelf.2014 was Miller’s chance to receive some of the hardware he’s worked toward for the past three seasons. It was his chance to become the only three-time winner of the Silver Football. It was his chance to become OSU’s most recent Heisman Trophy finalist.It was his chance to clear that seemingly insurmountable hurdle and win his first postseason game, and maybe more, as a Buckeye.Instead, after committing to another year at OSU, avoiding the lure of the NFL, Miller lies upon a table, machines surrounding him, as he anxiously awaits the fate of his season, his career and his legacy.If the test results end No. 5’s time in scarlet and gray, how would he be viewed amongst the greatest players in Buckeye football lore?I’d say that Braxton Miller never really got a chance.
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. A total of 963 people had been arrested as of 7pm on Sunday while 40 have been charged in connection with the XR protests, the Met Police said.Members of Extinction Rebellion are suggesting temporarily ending disruptive tactics to focus on political negotiations as they enter the eighth day of campaigning. Activists have stopped traffic in a series of demonstrations across London since Monday with actions including fixing a boat at the junction of Oxford Street and Regent Street, occupying Waterloo Bridge and disrupting the Docklands Light Railway by climbing on a train. Stott (left), won gold at the canoe slalom at London 2012Credit:DIEGO AZUBEL/EPA An Olympic gold medallist was among activists arrested on Waterloo Bridge last night as police cleared the final section of carriageway after climate protesters spent a week camped out on the crossing.Etienne Stott, 39, the London 2012 canoe slalom champion, was carried from the bridge by four officers at around 8.30pm as he shouted of the “ecological crisis”.Speaking on Saturday, Stott spoke in support of the Extinction Rebellion protesters, saying: “I don’t think there is anything more meaningful that I could be doing in my life right now.””I feel like it is really tough to disrupt people’s lives like this, but this is really important because I believe the disruption that will come down the line if we do not declare a climate emergency and do not tackle this situation of climate change, it will just dwarf any inconvenience here today,” he added.It comes as protests calling for the Government to declare a climate emergency enter a second week after nearly 1,000 people were arrested during the first seven days of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations. Members would commit to not disrupting other areas in exchange for Mr Khan speeding up the implementation of the Declaration of Climate and Ecological Emergency, and considering setting up a London Citizens’ Assembly.They will also set up a political taskforce to take forward public negotiations with the Government, warning that they are prepared to scale up action depending on how much progress is made.Neither the Met nor the Mayor’s Office would say whether they were considering the proposals. She added: “Being able to ‘pause’ a rebellion shows that we are organised and a long-term political force to be reckoned with.”The proposal suggests negotiating with the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Metropolitan Police, to agree that they be allowed to continue their protests at one site in London. A spokesman said there would be no escalation of activity on Bank Holiday Monday, but warned that the disruption could get “much worse” if politicians were not open to their negotiation requests.The group will no longer hold a picnic on the Westway by Edgware Road Underground station, which would have stopped traffic on the busy A-road on the last day of the long Easter weekend.Instead, at Marble Arch, the only police-sanctioned protest space, activists will meet to “vision what’s going to happen in the coming week”, an Extinction Rebellion member said, as she introduced Swedish activist Greta Thunberg to the stage.The 16-year-old was met with cheers as she walked on stage and told a crowd of hundreds that humanity was at a crossroads. Earlier on Sunday, in what the group later said was an internal memo intended to garner feedback from members, Farhana Yamin, the group’s political circle co-ordinator, said the group would shift tactics to “focus on political demands”. Police cleared the bridge last night after a week of demonstrationsCredit:Victoria Jones/PA
Status Orange warning for north-west as Storm Gareth sweeps in The warning covers Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. Share65 Tweet Email2 Monday 11 Mar 2019, 12:21 PM Mar 11th 2019, 10:04 AM Image: Met Éireann https://jrnl.ie/4534206 21 Comments Updated Mar 11th 2019, 12:21 PM A STATUS ORANGE wind warning has been issued for four counties in the north and west of the country as Storm Gareth approaches. The warning covers Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. It comes into effect from tomorrow at noon, and will remain until Wednesday morning at 9am.“As Storm Gareth approaches, westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 75km/h with damaging gusts reaching 110 to 130km/h. There is also the risk of coastal flooding due to high seas,” Met Éireann said.A Status Yellow rainfall warning will be in place for Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick from 6pm today until 6am tomorrow.According to that warning: According to Met Éireann, this morning will be mostly dry with rain spreading from the west through the later afternoon and evening. There will be afternoon highs of 6 to 10 degrees. Rain is set to turn heavy tonight, with a risk of spot flooding and strong winds. The rain will turn to more isolated showers later in the night. Mild at first, but temperatures dropping to between 1 and 4 degrees around dawn.Tomorrow will see more isolated showers, with rain turning heavier in the north and northwest.As they day progresses it will become increasingly windy, with southwesterly winds veering westerly and increasing strong to gale force and gusty by the late afternoon.- with reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha By Cormac Fitzgerald Source: An Aimsir Láithreach/Twitter 50,601 Views Heavy rain followed by squally showers will lead to the risk of rainfall accumulations of around 25mm.A Status Yellow wind warning is in place nationwide from noon on Tuesday until noon on Wednesday. According to Met Éireann: Westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of 90 to 110km. There is a risk of coastal flooding due to high seas along Atlantic coasts.Weather for today Image: Met Éireann Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Stádas oraiste i bhfeidhim amárach agus beidh gálaí gaoithe le #StormGareth ag luas de 130km/u. Tír Chonaill, Liatroim, Sligeach agus Maigh Eo is mó a bhéas buailte. pic.twitter.com/DUScrZUXkP— An Aimsir Láithreach (@AimsirTG4) March 11, 2019 Short URL
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is gutted with his side’s inability to capitalise on their first-half opportunities after going down 1-0 to Wolves.Palace were undone by a Matt Doherty’s goal which happened to be the solitary strike in the game despite an array of chances.“They took a goal chance at a time in the game where they hadn’t really created anything, and we dominated the play, and then after that, they were able to defend very well.“Our game became more desperate as we chased that goal and gave them the chance to look more solid than they did at the start of the game.“I think if we really put our hands up and look for why we lost, it was because in our very good first half performance where we had not only the best of the possession but the best of the game, we weren’t able to create those clear-cut goal chances that would have put us 1-0 in front.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Had we got the goal that I thought our play certainly deserved in the first half, then it would have been harder for Wolves. As it was, they got it, and it made it harder for us.”“They played very deep, so we knew it was going to be difficult but we still created chances and had some good ones.“In the first half there were a couple of balls that flew across the six-yard box that could so easily have been goals, and there was a big scramble in the six-yard box and there were several of those in the second half, so it wasn’t as if we played for 90 minutes without creating opportunities.“It was difficult for us to get those clear-cut chances because there was no reason for them to push out or flood people forward.“They could quite happily sit behind the ball and rest on their laurels after taking the lead and then look for the obvious counter-attacking opportunities that would present themselves later on in our desperation to get an equaliser.”
Ryanair pilots who are members of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) have voted to accept a pay increase of up to 20%.The pay rise, which will be paid next week as part of January’s payroll, will apply for pilots working at all of Ryanair’s 15 UK bases, including London Stansted.Ryanair pilots working in Ireland from the organisation’s Cork and Shannon bases have already voted to accept the pay increase. Dublin-based pilots have yet to vote on the pay offer, but Ryanair has requested they do so before 17 January so that the increases can be applied for January wages.Alongside pay negotiations, Ryanair is also in discussion with Balpa regarding trade union recognition for collective bargaining purposes.A spokesperson at Ryanair said: “Ryanair […] confirmed that all 15 of its UK pilot bases, including London Stansted which had previously rejected an improved pay deal, have now voted in [a] secret ballot to accept pay increases of up to 20%, and these increases will be paid next week in the January payroll. These increases bring Ryanair’s pilot pay in the UK to 20% more than competitor 737 operators.“Ryanair is continuing its recognition discussions with Balpa […], but had agreed with Balpa that these pay increases should not be delayed by these recognition negotiations, which are proceeding quickly. Ryanair and Balpa agreed to offer these pay increases to the six out of 15 UK bases, including Stansted, which had not previously accepted them.“Ryanair is continuing to negotiate with [Irish trade union] Forsa and its Ryanair Irish Pilots Council, but these discussions are progressing slowly. Ryanair will continue to communicate with the 35% of the Dublin pilots who have yet to accept this substantial pay increase which, if accepted, can be included in the February payroll and will take them to 20% higher pay than Norwegian [Airlines] 737 pilots in Dublin.”A spokesperson at Forsa, formerly known as Impact, added: “Fórsa and Ryanair management are in process, with the intention of finalising a formal recognition agreement. We’d like the process to be quicker, but these things take time. The union has said it expects management to reach agreement on recognition procedures quickly so that the parties can move on to negotiate substantial issues around pilots’ pay, working conditions and contractual arrangements.“[Organisation] management has separately urged its Dublin-based pilots to accept a pay proposal that pre-dates its decision to recognise the union. The union has convened meetings with its members in Ryanair, and Fórsa has told management we will ballot on a no-strings pay package as an interim measure, pending engagement on pay following completion of a recognition agreement. As Fórsa is now recognised by the [organisation] for collective bargaining, pay must be negotiated with the union.”
Khairatabad: It is a heinous crime to engage human beings to clean sewers. Civic bodies should make use of jetting and sucking machines to end his inhuman pratice. National Commission for Safai Karamcharis has been advocating machines in place of men to do the menial job.Manual scavenging was banned 25 years ago with the passing of the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993, but it continues to find practitioners. The occupation persists mainly because of the continued presence of insanitary latrines. There are about 2.6 million insanitary latrines (dry toilets) that require cleaning by hand, according to Safai Karmachari Andolan, an NGO that works towards abolishing manual scavenging, and perhaps, the only one in the country, says a report in Down To Earth. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us However, this nauseating practice, which provides livelihood for some, may not end anytime soon, as Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board’s (HMWSSB), despite its ambitious plan to put an end to manual scavenging, would have to wait as the proposed robot-operated system is not suitable to city conditions. ML Prasanna Kumar, General Manager, HMWSSB, said the Bengaluru-based suppler has made changes and a demonstration was conducted again. The machine in its present state cannot be used in narrow lanes. Also Read – Woman found dead, relatives stage dharna in Kamareddy Advertise With Us For now, the Water Board has to depend on manual labour. At present, HMWSSB is using 58 air-tech machines to clean the city’s 4.7 lakh manholes. A major drawback is that the machines cannot enter narrow lines. Officials have been hopeful of robotic-operated system which would make the process of cleaning the sewage easier. However, with the introduction of rover cameras and a robotic system, which comprises a robust cutting device and a screen to monitor the operations, HMWSSB plans to minimise manual scavenging and carry out the job with effective use of technology. Advertise With Us The Bengaluru company gave a demonstration on the concept at HMWSSB head office in June 2018 and they sought some changes in the machine. Even after a year, Sewerage Board is still awaiting supply of the system as the company has not completed adapting the device to Hyderabad environs. HOW IT WORKS The rover cameras are sent into sewer lines for identifying blockages, including tree roots, debris and sediments. The rover camera can tilt 360-degree and is connected with a 30-metre long wire. Its movement is controlled manually and can be tracked on a monitor. Soon after blockages are identified, Sewer Croc, a robotic device armed with stainless steel cutters, is dropped into the sewer lines. Mounted on a wheel-base, the sewer croc cuts and chops the accumulated waste in the lines with the blades. It is designed to make use of water supplied from a jetting machine to spin the turbine at high speed and cut the waste.TRAGIC INCIDENTS1. Two labourers died after they got asphyxiated inside a manhole near Uppal Cricket Stadium in May 2018 2. Two workers died while cleaning a manhole in Hussainabad of Hyderabad in August 2018 3. Two daily wage labourers fell unconscious while cleaning the manhole in Sanathnagar in December 2017 4. Four contract workers of HMWSSB died after getting trapped in the manhole and inhaling poisonous gases at Ayyappa Society near Madhapur in August 2016 5. Two labourers who were cleaning the manhole died in Hyderabad city in May 2016
The euro fell to a 20-month low on Monday and investors fled riskier assets after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign following a stinging defeat on constitutional reform that could destabilize the country’s shaky banking system.European stock markets are also set for a weak start, with Italy underperforming as investors brace for turbulence and political crisis in the euro zone’s heavily indebted third-largest economy.Financial spreadbetter IG Markets expects the EuroSTOXX 50 .STOXX50E to open down 0.6 percent, and Germany’s DAX .GDAXI and Britain’s FTSE .FTSE to start the day 0.4 percent lower.Renzi’s failure deals a body blow to a European Union already reeling under anti-establishment anger that led to the shock exit of the UK from the club in June.”It’s not very hard to see a new election on the horizon, and it’s not very hard to see the (opposition) 5-Star Movement taking power with stated aims to either leave the EU, drop the euro, or both,” said Mark Wills, head of State Street Global Advisors’ investment solutions group for the Asia Pacific.”For Italy, establishing stable governance and a plan to guide the nation is of critical importance given the fragility of the economy, challenging policies and the liquidity problems in the banking system.”The single currency slumped as much as 1.4 percent to $1.0505 EUR=, before recovering a bit to $1.0563.The drop to its session low was the sharpest since June and opened the way to a retest of the March 2015 trough around $1.0457.Analysts at RBCCM argued that, based on what happened in 2012 at the height of the Greek crisis, the risk of a euro zone crisis could see the euro trade as low as $0.8000.”It may sound extreme, but if a second euro zone crisis were to hit, with the U.S. dollar at a much stronger starting point, EUR/USD could arguably trade lower still,” they wrote.The euro slid as much as 2.05 percent EURJPY= to 118.71 yen, but pared some of the losses to trade down 1.1 percent at 119.85 yen.The dollar was supported by expectations of a U.S. rate increase this month and more to come next year. The dollar index, .DXY, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six global peers, jumped 0.6 percent to 101.37.Against the yen, the U.S. currency, which rose earlier to as high as 113.85, pulled back 0.1 percent to 113.41 yen JPY=.The New Zealand dollar NZD=, which earlier weakened almost 1 percent to $0.707 after Prime Minister John Key unexpectedly announced his resignation on Monday, recovered a little to trade at $0.7106.New Zealand stocks ended the day 0.7 percent lower.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS eased 0.6 percent, while E-mini futures for the S&P 500 ESc1 narrowed losses to 0.3 percent.Japan’s Nikkei .N225 closed down 0.8 percent.Even as the long-awaited opening of a scheme to connect the Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock markets went live on Monday, China’s blue-chip index slumped the most in six months after the nation’s top securities regulator warned against “barbaric” share acquisitions, although small caps remained firm.China’s CSI 300 .CSI300 index tumbled 1.7 percent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index .HSI retreated 0.7 percent.The link between China’s booming Shenzhen stock market and neighboring Hong Kong allows foreign investors access for the first time to some of the fastest growing technology companies in the world’s second-biggest economy.Back in Europe, dealers said Italian bonds were set to come under pressure as top-rated U.S. Treasuries and German bunds gained.U.S. 10-year Treasury yields fell to 2.3435 percent from 2.39 percent at Friday’s close.Investors and European politicians fear the ‘No’ camp’s victory in Italy could cause political instability and renewed turmoil for the nation’s banking sector, which has been hit by concerns over its huge exposure to bad loans built up during years of economic downturn.”Forming a stable government in Italy may be difficult, the resuscitation of (ailing lender) Monte Dei Pashci DMPS.MI may be impacted, there is some potential that this may create an opening for a secessionist political party,” said Angus Gluskie, managing director of White Funds Management in Sydney.The prime minister’s resignation represents a fresh blow to the European Union, which is struggling to overcome a raft of crises, and was eager for Renzi to continue his reform push.Markets had earlier taken some encouragement when Austria’s far-right presidential candidate was soundly defeated by a pro-European contender, confounding forecasts of a tight election.The European Central Bank meets Thursday amid much speculation it will announce a six-month extension of its asset buying program and widen the type of bonds it can purchase.”There has been some speculation that the ECB would step and front load purchases of Italian bonds if markets became unsettled by a ‘No’ result, so perhaps it is the thoughts of a central bank liquidity sugar pill driving things again,” said ANZ economist Jo Masters.Oil pulls backIn the last trading session before the referendum, the Italian benchmark .FTITLMS posted a 0.2 percent decline.The pan-European STOXX 50 .STOXX50 closed down 0.4 percent.Wall Street ended Friday on a cautious note, with the Dow .DJI off 0.11 percent, while the S&P 500 .SPX rose 0.04 percent and the Nasdaq .IXIC gained 0.09 percent.While the U.S. November payroll report on Friday was firm enough to cement expectations of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve this month, a surprise pullback in wages helped bonds pare a little of their recent losses.In commodity markets, oil ran into risk aversion and some profit-taking after recording its best week in at least five years following OPEC’s decision to cut crude output.Markets are now focused on the implementation and impact of OPEC’s first output cuts since 2008, to be joined by Russia and possibly other non-OPEC producers. Brent crude LCOc1 was down 58 cents at $53.92 a barrel, while U.S. crude CLc1 lost 53 cents to $51.15.
Close Reliance Industries flagship product Reliance Jio has crossed the 130-million user mark in its first year of operations, Chairman and Managing Director (MD) Mukesh Ambani said in a letter to employees.”In this past one year, we have broken several records, both in India and globally. But what gives me the biggest personal satisfaction is to have broken the myth that India is not ready to adopt advanced technology,” Ambani said in his letter.The telecom operator added 29 million new subscribers in the past one month, propelled by the highest customer additions (29 million) in a month. Of this 29 million, Jio alone added 19.63 million subscribers, Hindustan Times reported.Lauding the efforts of employees, Ambani said that Reliance Jio had broken the myth that India is not ready to adopt advanced technology.”The way you laid out the infrastructure and technology, and most importantly, the way you worked tirelessly to have more than 130 million satisfied customers, making Jio a truly customer-obsessed organisation,” said Ambani.A senior Jio official told HT that mobile data consumption in India went up to over 150 crore GB per month from 20 crore GB, with Jio customers alone consuming 125 crore GB. Mukesh AmbaniReuters”India moved up from 155 to number 1 in the world in terms of mobile data consumption. Jio has become the world’s first and only exabyte telecom network with more than 100 crore GB data per month being accessed on its network. Jio is already carrying five times more data than all other telecom players put together in India,” the official said.Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India, wrote in his letter that the way India has adopted 4G technology and the way it is being used has become a case study for quantum technology, HT reported.”Together, we have created the largest end-to-end all-IP 4G network in the world… India has adopted Jio as its own. This is also reflected in the gigantic spurt in data consumption and customer numbers on our network,” Ambani said.The daily has reported that post Jio’s launch, the cost of 1 GB of mobile data has fallen to less than Rs 10 from the around Rs 250 charged by other operators.Earlier in July, the company launched JioPhone, a smartphone effectively offered for free against a one-time refundable deposit of Rs 1,500. Reliance Jio data breach: User details of 120 million subscribers leaked online IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) speaks during an event with activist groups to deliver over ten million petition signatures to Congress urging the US House of Representatives to start impeachment proceedings against president Donald Trump on Capitol Hill 9 May 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPTwo House Democrats on Thursday joined activists at the US Capitol who presented Congress with signatures of 10 million people calling on lawmakers to begin impeachment proceedings against president Donald Trump. “We are holding in our hands 10 million reasons for being here today,” progressive congressman Al Green said, as he and first-term congresswoman Rashida Tlaib held up a flash drive. “Trump and his administration’s decision to ignore the oath of office has triggered a constitutional crisis,” Pelosi said, although she herself has stopped short of calling for Trump’s ouster. Trump has proclaimed he was fully exonerated by special counsel Robert Mueller’s recently released report on Russian election interference. But Green framed the action as a constitutional necessity. But some Democrats argue that the document lays out multiple occasions in which the president may have obstructed justice, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 presidential candidate who has called for impeachment proceedings. “You can’t say you have a constitutional crisis and then do nothing.” They warn it could backfire politically in the run-up to the 2020 election, especially with the Republican-controlled Senate likely to acquit the president in the event of impeachment by the House of Representatives. “In the face of this time, this remarkably dark time in our country, this to me is a moment of light,” she said. The remark appeared to be a direct challenge to Pelosi herself, who said Thursday that Trump’s refusal to comply with congressional inquiries into his actions has brought the country to the brink. Other senior Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have cautioned against such a move, stressing it could deeply divide the nation of about 325 million people. “I say moral imperative always trumps political expediency,” he said. Dozens of cardboard boxes featuring the signatures, gathered on petitions from groups such as MoveOn and the annual Women’s March, were delivered to Tlaib, who has introduced legislation that would direct the House Judiciary Committee to begin proceedings to investigate whether Trump has committed impeachable offenses.
Emma Jackson (2-2) took the loss, giving up six runs, four earned, on three hits and striking out two in 5.2 innings. Bradley drops to 5-9 on the season. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Senior Megan Hensley struck out seven in a complete game shutout and freshman Charley Butler scored twice and drove in a pair of runs to help the University of Louisville softball team beat Bradley 6-0 Monday afternoon in the Tennessee Classic. Print Friendly Version Hensley (1-1) picked up the win, scattering four hits and striking out seven in 7.0 innings. Junior Celene Funke finished the game with two doubles. Story Links The sixth inning saw four more Louisville runs cross the plate. Hensley got the frame started with a leadoff single. Sophomore Maddy Newman entered to run for Hensley and took second on junior Caitlin Ferguson’s sacrifice bunt. After freshman Rebecca Chung’s fly out to right moved Newman to third, freshman Taylor Roby walked and stole second. An error on the attempt to get Roby out at second sent Newman home. Snyder walked to put runners on for Butler, who lifted a two-run triple to right field, extending Louisville’s lead to 5-0. Butler would go on to score on a double steal after sophomore Riley Schindler walked and stole second. TEAM NOTES:• Louisville now leads the series with Bradley 6-0• With today’s win, Hensley now has 42 career victories, moving her into a tie for seventh with Aja Sherman (2002-05) on Louisville’s all-time list. Jessica Rak (2000-03) stands in sixth place with 65 career wins.• Funke has reached safely via a hit or walk in 11 straight games and she is currently on a four-game hitting streak.• Butler connected on her first career triple, one day after registering a home run as her first career hit. The two RBIs and two runs are also career highs for Butler.• Chung leads the team with a .444 batting average and an .833 slugging percentage. The teams played through four scoreless innings before the Cardinals broke through with a pair of unearned runs in the top of the fifth. Sophomore Kyra Snyder was hit by a pitch and lifted for pinch-runner Jordyn Wolfe, who moved to second when freshman Charley Butler reached on an error. Wolfe proceeded to steal third and an error on the attempt to catch her stealing sent Wolfe home to put Louisville on the scoreboard. Butler then stole third and also crossed the plate on an error to give the Cards a 2-0 lead. Louisville 6 – Bradley 0 (PDF) Louisville (7-5) will take on No. 7/8 Tennessee in the final game of the tournament Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Kolkata: In a major breakthrough, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested four key activists of the newly formed terrorist organisation Greater Cooch Behar Liberation Organisation (GCLO).The arrest came on Saturday night, when the CID officers used a decoy and invited them for a meeting near Roy Para at Naxalbari.Nirmal Roy, who is a resident of Agomani near Dhubri in Assam, claimed himself to be the chief of GCLO. Nirmal was arrested along with Kandarpa Das (23), a resident of Ghogapar in Baksa district of Assam, Ratan Adhikary (28), a resident of Khagrabari in Cooch Behar and Dipi Prasad Roy (18) of Netajipara in Dhupguri. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe CID officers had been maintaining a vigil since Nirmal had posted a video on a social networking site, announcing the formation of the terrorist organisation, of which he was the chief.Being the chief of the organisation, Nirmal had declared a bandh on July 31 and had also threatened of carrying out bomb blasts on railway tracks and government offices.The investigating officers are considering it to be a major arrest, as it has happened when the organisation was formed just a few days ago. It will also help the CID officers to know if Nirmal and the other members of GCLO had connection with any other terrorist organisations.The investigating officers are also trying to know about other members of the group and how many they have managed to bring into their organisation so far. The police wanted to know about their sympathisers as well.
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October 12, 2009 – Dilon Diagnostics, a molecular breast imaging (MBI), also known as breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI), device manufacturer, and Philips Healthcare have entered into a distribution agreement, in which Philips will sell and support the Dilon 6800 gamma camera in key European and Middle Eastern markets. The compact camera technology and related products and services are used for the detection of breast cancer as an adjunct to mammography and serve to complement Philips innovative women’s health solutions.Philips is a leading provider of comprehensive diagnostic tools for healthcare professionals in treating women and will display its women’s imaging technology, including the Dilon 6800, at the Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine in Barcelona, Spain, October 10 -14. Joint exhibition at this congress marks the launch of the partnership between Dilon and Philips.The Dilon 6800 Gamma Camera is a high-resolution, compact gamma camera, optimized to perform BSGI, a molecular breast imaging procedure that images the metabolic activity of breast lesions through radiotracer uptake. BSGI is an adjunct to mammography that can see lesions independent of tissue density and discover early stage cancers.With BSGI, the patient receives a pharmaceutical tracing agent that is absorbed by all the cells in the body. Due to their increased rate of metabolic activity, cancerous cells in the breast absorb a greater amount of the tracing agent than normal, healthy cells and generally appear as dark spots on the BSGI image – helping doctors to make more informed decisions about the presence or absence of cancer in high-risk patients or for those who present with inconclusive mammograms.For more information: www.dilon.com and www.medical.philips.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire.