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UN stresses need for comprehensive approach to tackling Yemens problemsUN stresses need for comprehensive approach to tackling Yemens problems

27 January 2010Only a broad approach that incorporates improving the economy, battling poverty, promoting stability and fighting terrorism will solve the underlying causes of Yemen’s many problems, the top United Nations political official told an international conference on the country today. B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told the High-Level Meeting on Yemen, held in London, that the UN is ready to assist the impoverished Arab nation make progress on the humanitarian, developmental and economic fronts. The country is one of the poorest in the region. “The many challenges faced by Yemen can only be addressed in a systemic and comprehensive way,” Mr. Pascoe said, stressing that the Government and its people must be at the centre of this approach. “But it is clear that the international community will need to support the Government’s efforts to tackle the underlying causes of the country’s difficulties. This support is fundamental in sustaining the country’s long-term stability and security, countering the terrorist threat, boosting its economy, meeting its development needs and fighting poverty.” Mr. Pascoe said international support will also be invaluable in improving the Yemeni Government’s willingness and capacity to resolve internal problems through dialogue and collaboration. “We welcome President [Ali Abdullah] Saleh’s calls for dialogue with opposition parties and civil society organizations to arrive at a unified national position on the internal problems the country faces. All sides must remain committed to protecting civilians and respecting international humanitarian law.” Government forces have been engaged in fierce fighting with members of the al-Houthi rebel group in Yemen’s remote northwest since last year, displacing as many as 250,000 people and sparking concern from senior UN officials – including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes – about the humanitarian impact of the conflict. Mr. Pascoe said today that Yemen will require particular help to deal with the conflict’s impact and also high food prices, rising unemployment and the perils posed by climate change. He voiced serious concern that the UN’s Humanitarian Response Plan for 2010, which calls for $177 million to help the country, has received less than 1 per cent of the funding so far. Terrorism remains another critical issue, the Under-Secretary-General said, noting that “a small number of extremists” in both Yemen and nearby Somalia have caused problems in each country. “Coordinated international support for Yemen, Somalia and other countries in the region in their efforts to improve border control and increase the security in their waters, including in dealing with piracy attacks, will also contribute to these efforts.” At the end of today’s one-day meeting, participants – who include representatives of the Yemeni Government, the UN and more than 20 countries, regional groups and international organizations – agreed that the international community must boost its support for efforts to combat the threat posed by Al-Qaida and other terrorist or radical elements. “It was clear that economic and social reform by the Government of Yemen was key to long-term stability and prosperity,” the participants concluded, according to a statement issued by the meeting’s chairman, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband. Participants welcomed “the determination of the international community to engage further in support of Yemeni Government efforts to build law enforcement, legislative, judicial and security capacities,” Mr. Miliband said. “Yemen’s partners agreed to support Yemeni Government initiatives to strengthen their counter-terrorist capabilities, and to enhance aviation and border security. This will include work on both land and maritime borders, including on strengthening the Yemeni coastguard.” A “Friends of Yemen” process, bringing together key organizations and Member States, will be set up to help the country implement reforms, Mr. Miliband added, with the first meeting of the new group slated for March. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) also announced that it will host a meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 27-28 February to discuss how to make aid more effective in Yemen. The country’s Government, meanwhile, committed to starting discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help strengthen its fragile economy. read more

Initial draft text of Resolution on Sri Lanka calls for timebound actionInitial draft text of Resolution on Sri Lanka calls for timebound action

The draft also takes note of the return of some private land previously occupied by the military to civilian ownership while recalling repeated public commitments by the Government of Sri Lanka to release all private land occupied by the military, to enable local populations to resume livelihoods.The draft requests the Office of the High Commissioner and relevant special procedure mandate holders, in consultation with and with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka, to continue to strengthen their advice and technical assistance on the promotion and protection of human rights and truth, justice, reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka.It also requests the Office of the High Commissioner to continue to assess progress on the implementation of its recommendations and other relevant processes related to reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, and to present a written update to the Human Rights Council at its forty-third session, and a comprehensive report, followed by a discussion on the implementation of Council resolution 30/1, at its forty–sixth session. (Colombo Gazette) The initial draft text of a Resolution on Sri Lanka being circulated among members of the the UN Human Rights Council and human rights groups, has called on Sr Lanka to agree on a time-bound action plan to address the human rights issue.The text is to be further amended before it is submitted to the UN Human Rights Council Secretariat to be debated and voted on if required. The draft text also notes other steps taken by the Government of Sri Lanka to implement Human Rights Council resolution 30/1, including progress towards establishing an Office on Reparations and the submission to cabinet of a concept paper on a Bill to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the proposed repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 1978 and the preparation of a draft Counter Terrorism Act. The draft text welcomes the establishment of the Office on Missing Persons in September 2017 and the appointment of its Commissioners in February 2018 and the assumption of its work to fully implement its mandate. The draft text reiterates in this context the need for further significant progress and encouraging in this regard the adoption of a time-bound implementation strategy.It reaffirms the commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka and also notes the strong role played by Sri Lanka’s democratic institutions in the peaceful resolution of the political situation that arose in Sri Lanka from October to December 2018. read more

Toyota recalls 150000 SUVs in Canada after seatbelt concerns ariseToyota recalls 150000 SUVs in Canada after seatbelt concerns arise

Toyota recalls 150,000 SUVs in Canada after seatbelt concerns arise by The Associated Press Posted Feb 18, 2016 3:24 am MDT Last Updated Feb 18, 2016 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Toyota is recalling nearly 150,000 sport utility vehicles in Canada as part of a global effort to fix seatbelts that may not properly restrain drivers and passengers in a collision.The recall covers the 2006 to 2012 model years for the RAV4.The company says lap belts for the second-row window seats can be cut and separate in the event of a frontal crash.The auto manufacturer says owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by mail and it will add plastic covers to the metal seat cushion frame at no cost to customers.The recall is part of a broader announcement involving 2.9 million RAV4s around the world, including more than 1.1 million in the U.S. read more

Will Mary Berry activate Arctic Roll 50 Devastated Britons react to MelWill Mary Berry activate Arctic Roll 50 Devastated Britons react to Mel

first_img BBC producers, the country needs you to do this right now Ouch. “We’re not going with the dough” say Mel and Sue. Here’s their official statement. #GBBO pic.twitter.com/ou53M3RVgT— BBC Newsbeat (@BBCNewsbeat) September 13, 2016 When Channel 4 presents The Great British Bake Off without Mel and Sue #melandsue #GBBO pic.twitter.com/xcQT2jOgWB— Grace Hayden (@_grace_hayden) September 14, 2016 Maybe we should get #BakeForMelAndSue trending…And there will not be a soggy bottom in sight. Maybe the world really is ending An accurate representation of the show without the charming pair  Who knew the two would bake our hearts? It’s fine. Nothing will actually happen until Mary Berry triggers Arctic Roll 50. #Breadxit #GBBO— Claire Davies (@cloudavies) September 12, 2016 Bake Off is toast without them As admirable as this is, the Great British Bake Off is changed forever – who will Channel 4 replace them with?Here is how Britain reacted to the news:Mel and Sue for Prime Minister! Sorry @Channel4, but Bake-Off without Mel and Sue, and without the BBC platform, is just a piece of burnt toast. Game over. #GBBO— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) September 13, 2016 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. Well, I for one hope @BBCOne reward Mel and Sue’s loyalty thrice over. And then a bit more. And then a bit more. #GBBO— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) September 13, 2016 right ok I didn’t need to come home to hear the news about Mel and Sue, ready steady BAKE me alive because I’m done— becky (@bambinobecky) September 13, 2016 To be honest, this would definitely improve the new Top Gear  Can Mary Berry put an end to this crisis? Has Channel 4 paid £25m for a tent? I bet if a snap general election was held right this second we could get Mel and Sue to be prime ministers.— Steven Perkins (@stevenperkins) September 13, 2016  THIS IS GALLING.  Please make this happen. We cannot cope without Mel and Sue making baking jokes. It is the fabric of Britain There is only 7 hours left of #GBBO with Mel and Sue, ever.— James Ball (@jamesrbuk) September 13, 2016 “Up next on BBC1, Mel and Sue present a completely new show, ‘Cakes in a Tent’”— Janine Gibson (@janinegibson) September 13, 2016 if mary and paul and mel and sue don’t move to channel 4 with the show then the world is going to end i swear to the great lord of baking— ellie Ⓥ (@eIeanorrr) September 13, 2016 Technically if Paul and Mary leave @GBBOUK like Mel and Sue, does that mean Channel 4 have paid £25 million for a tent?… #GBBO— Maggie Hunt (@MaggieHunt19) September 14, 2016 Reward them by making them the Top Gear hosts! If I was head of BBC I’d commission an in house show called Bake A Cake, sign up Mary, Paul, Mel and Sue and crack on. #GBBO— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) September 13, 2016 Just baked a Mel and Sue tribute sourdough – not massively inflated but full of character pic.twitter.com/6IydjuNIkA— Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) September 14, 2016 If you’re not devastated by the loss of Mel and Sue from #GBBO, are you even human?— Louise Rigglesford (@logse) September 14, 2016  Will any of us ever be happy again? It has been a cruel year. And now – to top it off – we are losing the Great British Bake Off as we know it. What is happening to our country?Britain could have reluctantly dealt with the prospect of the show being shipped to from the BBC to Channel 4 – but without the cheeky, innuendo-making duo Mel and Sue, it just won’t be the same. In a loyal display of solidarity to the BBC, the pair revealed their intention to leave the show by tweeting: “We are not going with the dough.” Give Mel and Sue the Top Gear gig.— James Cook (@jamesecook) September 13, 2016last_img read more

Antonov freighters fly 300 t of gold mining equipment to East AfricaAntonov freighters fly 300 t of gold mining equipment to East Africa

first_imgThe mining industry is one of the key users of heavy lift logistics, which often includes air freight. More than 300 t of gold mining equipment recently touched down in Kenya onboard three Antonov AN-124-100 freighter flights operated by Volga-Dnepr Airlines. The flights from Ostrava in the Czech Republic to Nairobi carried large grinding mill “semi-ring” sections for gold ore comminution, each one weighing over 50 t. The large pieces of cargo had to be precisely loaded onto the Volga-Dnepr aircraft as the clearance on either side of the cross-section of the AN-124’s cargo hold was only 77 mm. The transported equipment will be used by a gold mining company in Tanzania.Commenting on the loading process, Alexey Soshnikov, Head of Loading/Unloading Equipment Design & Support Section for the Russian airline, said: “A special frame was designed and manufactured to distribute the load over the AN-124-100 cargo floor for these flights. The tooling had to be interfaced with the cargo with the highest level of precision and required extensive communication with the customer regarding certain modifications to the semi-ring design. Due to the height of the gold mining equipment, even its slightest displacement off the cargo cabin symmetry axis could have made the loading impossible. To avoid this, Volga-Dnepr used guide rails with the lowest profile possible to roll the cargo inside the aircraft and developed a thorough procedure for accurate positioning of the semi-rings on the rails. During loading, the extension ramp, AN-124-100 floor and front cargo door ramp had to be precisely aligned. The nature of our outsize and heavyweight air cargo business means there are no standard loading procedures for these types of cargo so every shipment is deemed to be unique and relies on the expertise of our planning and loading teams.”Over the last 20 years, Volga-Dnepr Airlines says that it has accumulated huge experience of working with heavy and outsized cargoes. Similar challenges have been solved for the safe and timely transportation of turbines for the Kambarata-2 Hydro Power Plant in Kyrgyzstan in 2008 and transformers destined for the Sangtuda HPP in Tajikistan in 2011.last_img read more

MICROMINE to play leading role in MinEx CRCs 3D geological modelling projectMICROMINE to play leading role in MinEx CRCs 3D geological modelling project

first_imgMICROMINE says it has been selected by MinEx Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) as the sole software provider for the project.MICROMINE will provide information and advice on software solutions for mineral exploration as part of the A$218 million ($154 million) CRC project, which was set up to develop new technologies to increase the discovery of new mineral deposits.“Australia’s share of global mineral exploration reduced from about 25% in the 1990s to around 12.5% in recent years,” MICROMINE said. “The decline in activity has driven the establishment of the CRC, which is backed by A$50 million in Australian Government funding and another A$165 million in private sector support.”MICROMINE joins 34 MinEx CRC partners from the mining equipment, technology and services sector and major miners BHP, South32, Anglo American and Barrick Gold, as well as research organisations in Australia and overseas, such as CSIRO, Geoscience Australia and various universities.MICROMINE will be involved in the team focused on 3D geological modelling, which brings together mining companies, geological surveys and research institutions from Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the UK.Mark Gabbitus, Product Strategy Manager for MICROMINE’s exploration and mine design software, Micromine, said: “MICROMINE will work with our project partners to develop a 3D geological and geophysical modelling package, which will help geologists, researchers and exploration companies to find mineral deposits in a more efficient and cost-effective way.”The resultant solution will allow field geologists, researchers, explorers, resources modellers and managers to better define their 3D geological environment and assess the need for additional data and research, according to the company.“It will also address existing problems explorers face that are related to urban geology, basin resources exploration and exploitation and mineral and scientific exploration in poly-deformed metamorphosed terranes,” MICROMINE added.Gabbitus said the CRC complements the work MICROMINE is already undertaking to develop its geological software solution, Geobank.“MICROMINE will contribute to the development of an open source algorithm, while scoping the development of a commercial version that could fit more seamlessly into the workflow of the explorers or miners that work with Micromine,” he said.“There is a significant amount of work to do over the coming years but there are some exceptionally smart people involved in the project and it is very exciting for MICROMINE to play a role in developing the next generation of exploration and modelling tools.”last_img read more

RSA urges football fans to arrive aliveRSA urges football fans to arrive alive

first_imgFANS FROM DUBLIN, Mayo and Tyrone heading to tomorrow’s All-Ireland Football Finals have been urged to drive safely.The chief executive of the Road Safety Authority Noel Brett said that with 82,000 fans descending on Croke Park for the minor and senior games, it was imperative that motorists took their time both ways.“We want everyone to enjoy the day and don’t want to see the trip to Croke Park to turn into a tragedy for any family or community. Our message is simple –  plan your journey in advance, allow plenty of time for your journey, drive at an appropriate seed for the traffic and weather conditions, never ever take drugs or drink and drive or travel in a car driven by someone who has consumed alcohol or drugs.Brett added that the wearing of seat belts was of particular concern this year.Motorists who do encounter dangerous driving are encourage to call the Garda Traffic-Watch line on 1890 205 805.Gardaí have a traffic management strategy in place around the stadium, which can be read here.Read: Gardaí CAN use bus lanes outside of emergencies (but they don’t want to shout about it)last_img read more

Amnesty Shell made false claims on oil spillsAmnesty Shell made false claims on oil spills

first_imgAMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHES a report today stating that Shell has manipulated oil spill investigations in Nigeria.While hundreds of oil spills take place in Nigeria every year, Amnesty maintains that oil companies in the country, in particular Shell, have defended the pollution caused by them, by saying that the vast majority are caused by sabotage and theft of oil.Its report suggests that there is no legitimate basis for these claims and Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) say that the company’s claims on oil pollution in the region are “deeply suspect and often untrue”.Shell denies the accusations.ReportThe report details specific cases in which Amnesty said Shell has wrongly reported the cause of oil spills, the volume of oil spilt, or the extent and adequacy of clean up measures.Amnesty said that the consequences of oil spills for the affected communities are “devastating and can result in them receiving little or no compensation”.At Amnesty International and CEHRD’s request, the independent US oil pipeline specialist Accufacts assessed a number of oil spill investigation reports, as well as responses from oil companies operating in the Niger Delta and Nigeria’s national oil spill agency.It found cases where the stated cause of an oil spill “appears to be wrongly attributed to sabotage”. It said that in many other cases, sabotage was listed as the cause “when there was little or no data recorded to back up the claim”.According to Amnesty, Nigeria’s regulatory agencies are under-resourced and have little oversight or control of the process. It says they are dependent on the oil companies to carry out investigations.Shell has made some improvements to its investigation reports since 2011. “But serious flaws remain, including weaknesses in the underlying evidence used to attribute spills to sabotage,” said Amnesty.Video footage of a leak from an oil spill in Bodo from 2008 reviewed by Accufacts shows that Shell seriously under-recorded the volume spilt, said the report.The report argues that companies should be legally liable for failure to take effective action to protect their systems, including from sabotage.Amnesty International and CEHRD are calling on the oil companies to publish all investigation reports, associated photos and videos. It also said that the Nigerian government must substantially strengthen the capacity of the regulators.Shell’s responseWhen contacted by TheJournal.ie, a Shell spokesman said that the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) “firmly rejects unsubstantiated assertions that they have exaggerated the impact of crude oil theft and sabotage to distract attention from operational performance”.We seek to bring greater transparency and independent oversight to the issue of oil spills, and will continue to find ways to enhance this. These efforts include publishing spill data online since January 2011 and working with Bureau Veritas, an independent third party, to find ways to improve the immediate response to a spill.Shell said that must be emphasised that the joint investigation process is a federal process that SPDC cannot unilaterally change.The company said that “solutions to the terrible tragedy of oil pollution in the Niger Delta need to be found”.Coordinated action from the industry, government, security forces, civil society and others is needed to end this criminality, which remains the main cause of oil pollution in the Delta today.last_img read more

Loppsi 2 adoptée par les députésLoppsi 2 adoptée par les députés

first_imgLoppsi 2 adoptée par les députésFrance – L’Assemblée nationale a adopté en première lecture le projet de loi Loppsi 2, qui vise à sécuriser davantage Internet. Mais l’initiative reste controversée.Les députés de l’Assemblée nationale ont adopté le projet de loi Loppsi 2. Cependant, le combat est loin d’être gagné pour les défenseurs de cette nouvelle loi qui renforcerait la sécurité sur Internet au moyen de filtrages essentiellement. À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?La gauche a voté contre en dénonçant une “instrumentalisation” du gouvernement autour du thème de l’insécurité, à quelques semaines des élections régionales. Noël Mamère (Verts) et Manuel Valls (PS) ont rappelé qu’il s’agit là du “dix-septième texte sur l’insécurité depuis 2002”. Loppsi 2 prévoit de donner davantage de moyens aux forces de l’ordre et passe en revue tous les crimes et délits possibles, du terrorisme à la délinquance routière, en passant par la cybercriminalité. Dans ce dernier contexte, il s’agit de lutter contre l’usurpation d’identité et les sites pédopornographiques.Le 17 février 2010 à 09:50 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

NYPD Removes 25000 Bees From Staten Island Ferry TerminalNYPD Removes 25000 Bees From Staten Island Ferry Terminal

first_imgStay on target Truck Crashes While Hauling 130 Million BeesWorld’s Smallest McDonald’s Is Now Open (And It’s for … You might call this a successful sting operation. The New York Police Department’s beekeeping unit removed roughly 25,000 bees from the Staten Island Ferry terminal on Sunday.The bees swarmed a metal awning at the St. George Terminal, which serves the Staten Island Ferry, according to a tweet from NYPD Bees and an NYPD spokesperson. The NYPD arrived at the scene, and cordoned off the area with yellow police tape, so passengers can keep their distance from the colony.At the Staten Island Ferry to retrieve roughly 25k from an awning. Getting great assistance @NYPDSpecialops Truck 5 and PBSI ferry security unit. Lt Molinari made the discovery and the call. pic.twitter.com/Hs1pI3wLw6— NYPD Bees (@NYPDBees) August 5, 2019Not all the bees went without a fight, though.“I actually got stung,” Officer Darren Mays told the New York Times on Monday. “It happens. There’s a lot of people amazed. There’s a lot of people who are like, ‘I could never do something like that,’ and commended me for being brave.”NYPD Bees safely removed the bees from the scene, and no injuries were reported (aside from May’s sting).Just a follow up to the swarm at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. pic.twitter.com/EAFaX2cB4k— NYPD Bees (@NYPDBees) August 5, 2019The beekeeping unit at the NYPD is a special unit made up of two officers and sometimes a third with beekeeping expertise, according to the New York Times. It even has its own Twitter account for bee-related operations and updates.Mays, who had been beekeeping for 11 years, told the Times he had been stung up to four times out of the 30 to 40 times he had helped relocate a swarm. For the Staten Island Ferry Terminal operation, he wore protective netting and a white beekeeping suit top on Sunday and used a Colorado Bee Vac to suck up the bees.The NYPD’s bee team has been called for other high-profile bee operations. In July, officers responded to Yankee Stadium, where a swarm of bees occupied Monument Park in center field.I’d like to thank @Yankees for being such a classy organization for calling a beekeeper to come in and safely remove the honeybees and having them relocated. #mlb #Yankees #nypdbees #beekeeping pic.twitter.com/tut07cNnAn— NYPD Bees (@NYPDBees) July 15, 2019Swarming is a honey bee colony’s natural means of reproduction. Bees choose nesting sites that are large enough to accommodate their swarm, well protected from the elements and receive a certain amount of warmth from the sun, and have a small entrance located at the bottom of the cavity.Watch: McDonald’s Unveils Tiniest Replica ‘Restaurant’ for BeesMore on Geek.com:Notre Dame’s 180,000 Bees Survive Cathedral FireDoctors Find Four Bees Living Inside Woman’s Eye (And Feeding On Her Tears)Bees Can Do Basic Arithmeticlast_img read more

Ronda Rousey on battling her motor speech disorder Jeff Hardy on takingRonda Rousey on battling her motor speech disorder Jeff Hardy on taking

first_img WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter USA Today is featuring an interview with Ronda Rousey where she talks about her transition from MMA to pro wrestling and battling a speech disorder since childhood.“I grew up with apraxia, which is a motor speech disorder. I had years of speech therapy, and I’ve always had problems slurring or mispronouncing my words. In the ring, it’s so important that you speak so clearly and you’re easy to understand and that you don’t falter at all, that it makes me more nervous and more likely to actually mispronounce things. It’s been really great for me to be able to work on it and overcome those fears that I’ve had since I was a little kid.”Rousey also talked about expecting to get negative reactions from WWE fans.“I expected everyone to boo me out of the building from Day One, and every time I walk out there, I feel like I’m just falling in love with every single person at once. It would be fun to turn (bad) one day but it’s addicting to have all that positivity.”Rousey challenges Alexa Bliss tonight at SummerSlam for the RAW Women’s Title.Jeff Hardy on taking bumps at 40 years oldTheWhig.com is featuring an interview with WWE star Jeff Hardy where he talks about feeling banged up at the age of 40 right now in his wrestling career.“I’m 40 now and I’ve been pretty banged up lately. Four nights a week is a lot of matches — I mean they add up. And doing that Swanton every night is just rough. I’ve actually cut that out of a lot of events and I’ve just been using the Twist of Fate as a finish and it’s helped my lower back out a lot. I pretty much now save the Swanton for television unless I’m feeling really good at a live event.”Hardy also revealed an issue recently with his elbow.“I’m a little beat up, but my back is a lot better than it was a few weeks ago. I’ve been having this issue with my elbow, like a nerve issue, and my hand was asleep for probably seven weeks and it’s finally woken. But overall, I mean, I’m 40 years old, I feel pretty good to be wrestling the way I am today in 2018.” Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Facebook Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte last_img read more

Heroic service dog Ricochet celebrates 10 year anniversary of historic surf sessionHeroic service dog Ricochet celebrates 10 year anniversary of historic surf session

first_imgHeroic service dog Ricochet celebrates 10 year anniversary of historic surf session John Soderman, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: August 19, 2018 John Soderman August 19, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Surf Dog Ricochet will be reaching a milestone this week, celebrating 10 years since the day she jumped on a surfboard with 15 year old Patrick Ivison, a quadriplegic teen.Ricochet and Patrick were reunited for a celebratory surf session at La Jolla Shores on Sunday, August 19th. They caught some waves together to commemorate a decade of unmatched triumphs.Several supporters from around the country got to meet Ricochet and Patrick, and best of all, they got to surf with Ricochet.In addition, Ricochet is hosting a social media sweepstakes where a lucky winner will be $250 richer, and nine others will win additional prizes. “This sweepstakes is our way of high-fiving every one of our supporters who helped Ricochet and Patrick get to where they are today,” says Judy Fridono, Ricochet’s guardian. To enter, go to https://www.surfdogricochet.com and click on the sweepstakes button.Ricochet pioneered the concept of kids surfing with dogs as a form of assistance, healing, therapy and empowerment when, on August 20th, 2009, she made an independent decision, to jump on Ivison’s board. Something like that had never happened before, and history was made. So was a video that went viral. It comes with a “Kleenex alert” warning and has more than 12 million views on Facebook and YouTube, which can be viewed here.“I will remember that day at the beach forever,” says Patrick. “Ricochet and I caught a few waves side by side, and then she decided she wanted to ride with me. When she hopped on my back it was a magical experience. We were in sync and could keep the board stable by helping each other. It was crazy and amazing.”“The fundraiser Ricochet held for me secured enough money to give me intense physical therapy through high school and the independence I gained in that time is incalculable,” said Patrick.Patrick has since graduated from USC, lives and works in LA, has a girlfriend, an apartment, friends and the confidence and independence to live a full and “normal” life. “I can trace everything in my life back to surfing with Ricochet and that first fundraiser,” says Patrick. “I’ve loved watching other kids get involved, and I love seeing their faces as they surf with Ricochet. I know that she is changing their lives as much as she changed mine.”Since that day in 2009, Ricochet has continually added to her global ruff’sume in size, scale, and depth of programs. She went from service dog to SURFice dog® while providing canine-assisted surfing and other activities to empower, enhance and improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities.She is a registered and certified goal directed therapy dog, and holds the highest AKC title of Therapy Dog Distinguished. She was one of the original southern California surfing dogs that started on the competition circuit. She typically won first, second or third place until she stopped competing to focus exclusively on her canine-assisted surfing.Ricochet has surfed with hundreds of kids with special needs, people with disabilities, wounded warriors and veterans with PTSD. She’s affiliated with scores of organizations, she’s raised more than ½ million dollars for over 250 human & animal causes, she published a book, was cast for an IMAX movie and much, much more.Ricochet’s efforts have resulted in her being named ASPCA Dog of the Year, receiving the American Humane Association Hero Dog Award and the prestigious AKC Award for Canine Excellence. She has also been inducted into two surf dog halls of fame, and the California Veterinary Medical Association’s animal hall of fame.“For the past decade, Ricochet has balanced boards… and lives. She’s offered individuals something no one else could – her incredible gift of healing, no matter the person’s challenge, disability or angst,” said Fridono. “As I look ahead, I see her legacy as one that continues through every dog on this planet. I have learned an exponential amount about the healing power of dogs through Ricochet, and it’s my privilege to share it with other dog owners so they can unleash their dog’s healing power too.” For more information, visit https://www.surfdogricochet.com/healing-power-of-dogs.html. last_img read more

Santa scuba dives off coast of the Florida KeysSanta scuba dives off coast of the Florida Keys

first_img(WSVN) – Santa got to scuba dive in the Keys before his biggest night of the year.Kris Kringle took this week to enjoy the waters off the coast of the Florida Keys.Without his reindeer in sight, he used his own underwater sled, complete with a pair of antlers.Divers were able to get their underwater photo with Saint Nick.Money raised went to local children’s charities.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Students visit spinning mill in GunturStudents visit spinning mill in Guntur

first_imgGuntur: The sixth and seventh class students of Dr Gems School visited Kallam Spinning Mill at Dhulipalla on Tuesday to know how thread is made from the cotton. The manager of the mill explained how cotton seed is being separated from cotton. The students learned how to make cotton threads from the cotton in the spinning mill. The mill director, Praveen Kumar Reddy, Ch Ravichandra, Sanjeeva Reddy were among those present.last_img

Santa Fe High School Received Nine Threats Prior To ShootingSanta Fe High School Received Nine Threats Prior To Shooting

first_img Share Harris County Sheriff’s OfficeDeputies from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on the scene of Santa Fe High School, where a shooting occurred Friday morning.Police records show Santa Fe High School received nine threats in the months leading up to a mass shooting that killed 10 people.The police chief for the Santa Fe Independent School District wouldn’t detail the threats but says none of them had been related to the May 18th shooting that killed eight students and two substitute teachers.Meanwhile, the school district in a statement sent last night says it’s working with the Santa Fe Strong ‘Safety and Security Committee’ along with District stakeholders to develop recommendations to keep students and staff there safe.A 17-year-old student with no record of previous trouble is in jail and charged with capital murder in the shooting.last_img read more

This book is about the sense of loss Anupam KherThis book is about the sense of loss Anupam Kher

first_imgThe veteran actor of B’town Anupam Kher was out here in Delhi for the release of a book ‘The Spirit of the River’, a spiritual fiction, based on the concept of depression. Apart from him the author of the book, Karina Arora and the CEO of Hay House publishers Ashok Chopra were present to grace the launch event.Featured by the Hay House publishers ‘The Spirit of the River’ highlights every kind of emotional and spiritual load, which is carried by humans on a daily basis. The story line of the novel follows the story of Zoe, a newly turned adult’s young life and her tragic experience compels us to start a conversation about loss and its implications. With her 18th birthday still a happy new memory, is confronted with the untimely death of her parents. The reality of such a huge loss throws Zoe into the dark corners of grief but leads her on an unexpected journey where she learns to experience life on her own. The simplicity in narration is fresh and the story-telling is both engaging and inspiring. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”This book is about the sense of loss, about losing parents at such an age, and how the young girl Zoe copes up with the sense of loss she has been through, is the most amazing factor of the book,” said Anupam about the book he narrated. Whereas on talking terms about depression among youngsters, he stated, “I think today’s youth has the stress about fitting into circumstances, like, ‘I want to fit in, I want to look cool’ this is one of the biggest reason for them to indulge in such a stressful zone.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOn materialistic things and social media, he said, “You cannot be constantly with machine, like mobile, internet, and things like that because there comes a time when you will become like a machine. Information turns into knowledge only by going through life, otherwise it will be just information.” On the other hand the author of the book Karina Arora shared her own views and thoughts regarding the same, she said, “This book is about your inner self, it is about what you are from inside; it is not about the outside factor and what you look like. Writing a book is one of the ways to cope up with depression. This is a very far out concept, I haven’t experienced this situation personally, but as I read several books, I formed different outlook and perspective for life.”Karina Arora was 17 when she started writing this book, and by the age of 18 she completed it. Based from Delhi, presently she is pursuing her business degree from Australia.last_img read more

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first_img News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Related Content Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more July 17, 2008 – A new study reveals that, with dual-source computed tomography (DSCT), the effective dosage for a heart examination can be significantly lowered, in comparison to conventional CT. The study also demonstrated that stenoses can be diagnosed with similar high accuracy as with invasive X-ray angiography.At the University Hospital Zürich in Switzerland, 120 patients with suspected coronary heart disease were scanned with the world’s first CT scanner with two X-ray tubes, a SOMATOM Definition from Siemens Healthcare. The Siemens application, Adaptive Cardio Sequence with the step-and-shoot mode, was also used for the first time with a dual-source CT. The results of the study were published in the June issue of Heart, the official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society.Angiography is a diagnostic procedure used to clarify coronary arterial occlusion. Normally, this examination is conducted using angiography devices in the catheter laboratory and CT images. But with CT, the question of the radiation dosage plays a huge role. Researchers at the university hospital now want to see whether the dose used during CT angiography can be reduced.The research team used the Adaptive Cardio Sequence, which was recently developed by Siemens for all SOMATOM Definition Scanners. The application is based on the step-and-shoot method, in which the next respective diastole is calculated and only this phase of the cardiac cycle is used to obtain image data. The combination of Adaptive Cardio Sequence and the DSCT’s maximum time resolution of 83 msec facilitates this technique in a particularly reliable fashion and permits a further significant reduction in dosage.“The results show that CT coronary angiography with a dual-source CT in step-and-shoot mode produces images of excellent diagnostic quality in patients with stable heart rates up to 70 bpm,” said Dr. Hatem Alkadhi, specialist in radiology at the Institute for Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zürich. “The dosage reduction achieved in comparison to previous CT angiography is also remarkable. In our study, we required an effective dose of 2.5 mSv on average with a deviation of plus/minus 0.8 mSv. In the literature, a normal average effective dose for heart scans of between 9 mSv and 21 mSv is reported.”Siemens said the Adaptive Cardio Sequence supplements the step-and-shoot method with intelligent algorithms, which monitor the heart frequency of patients and, if necessary, respond to arrhythmia, such as extrasystoles, additional heart beats. In this case, the recording phase is automatically postponed in order to avoid image errors due to the sudden movement. In addition, the recording window can be widened a little more if required so that, with the Adaptive Cardio Sequence, the robustness of the CT scan can be increased significantly overall.For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | July 20, 2008 Study Shows Dual-Source CT Dosage for Heart Exam Can Be Lowered Compared to Conventional CT Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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Rushmore Renews With Black Knights LoanSphere Servicing SystemRushmore Renews With Black Knights LoanSphere Servicing System

first_img Share February 24, 2018 711 Views Rushmore Renews With Black Knight’s LoanSphere Servicing System Black Knight Inc Company News LoanSphere MSP Rushmore Loan Management Services 2018-02-24 David Whartoncenter_img in Featured, Headlines, journal, News, Servicing Jacksonville, Florida-based Black Knight Inc. announced today that Rushmore Loan Management Services LLC, a multi-faceted residential mortgage servicer and lender located in Irvine, California; Dallas, Texas; and San Juan, Puerto Rico, has signed a renewal agreement for LoanSphere MSP, Black Knight’s industry-leading servicing system. MSP’s innovative technology will continue to support Rushmore Loan Management’s efforts to remain compliant with regulatory requirements.“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Black Knight, and use the MSP platform to effectively manage our servicing processes and support our compliance efforts,” said Terry Smith, CEO, Rushmore Loan Management. “The addition of Lien Alert to notify us of certain changes in lien status will serve as a valuable tool to assist our teams in proactively addressing at-risk loans.”The MSP loan servicing system is an end-to-end solution that encompasses all aspects of servicing for both first mortgages and home equity loans and lines of credit. The system’s comprehensive functionality, which supports servicers’ regulatory requirements, is used to service more than 33 million active loans and helps servicers increase operational efficiency, reduce operating costs and improve risk mitigation. Rushmore Loan Management will continue to use Customer CareNet, a web-based portal that servicers can provide to their borrowers for instant online access to their mortgage and home equity loan information. It also enables borrowers to perform basic, self-service tasks directly from the portal.As part of the renewal, Rushmore Loan Management will implement Lien Alert, a unique, automated solution that monitors loans and provides alerts on critical lien-related indicators that could impact a servicer’s business, such as foreclosure/default activity, ownership changes, new loans recorded, ARM resets and more. The servicer also plans to implement LoanSphere Loan Boarding, a user-friendly solution providing the functionality to efficiently board new and seasoned mortgage and home equity loans onto MSP.“We value Rushmore Loan Management’s confidence in our MSP system and its ability to reinforce Rushmore’s commitment to providing outstanding loan servicing and customer support,” said Black Knight President Joe Nackashi. “We will continue supporting the company’s growth with our innovative software and dynamic data and analytics capabilities.”last_img read more

After every Arizona Cardinals game well examine tAfter every Arizona Cardinals game well examine t

first_imgAfter every Arizona Cardinals game we’ll examine thebox score andprovide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to goInside the Box forSeptember 1, 2011: Cardinals 26, Broncos 7The Good:It looks like Richard Bartel cemented his place as Kevin Kolb’s backup on Thursday. He picked apart the Broncos defense, completing 12 of his 16 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns. Sure, he may have given up a pick, but everyone has a bad moment now and again. Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories center_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Kicker Jay Feely contributed a good amount to the final score, booting four field goals and two extra points.The Bad:It may be the final preseason game, but the Cardinals could have done better in the Red Zone. They visited the area four times, but only converted once. That number needs to go up, especially when a few regular season games are likely to be decided by Red Zone efficiency.The Funky:Feely has now scored 39 points against the Broncos since December. Maybe someone in the Denver area owes him money, because he likes to punish the Broncos. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more

Cyprus probes Laiki Bank deals with CommerzbankCyprus probes Laiki Bank deals with Commerzbank

first_imgREGULATORS in Cyprus are investigating transactions made by now-defunct Laiki Bank and arranged by Germany’s Commerzbank. The probe comes after a local lawmaker said the deals might have broken laws that bar a company from purchasing its own stock.House of Representatives member Irene Charalambides sent a letter, seen by Reuters, to the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CSEC) and to Germany’s financial watchdog Bafin, alleging that Commerzbank sold two structured products that acted as vehicles for Laiki to buy stock in itself and affiliates.There are limits on companies buying their own stock without obtaining shareholder approval, to prevent them from surreptitiously inflating their own market price.Charalambides is campaigning to help depositors in Laiki, once Cyprus’ second-largest bank, after they lost about €4.3 billion last year when the bank collapsed and Cyprus required an international bailout.“We have received a complaint, which the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating in cooperation with German regulators, to ascertain if there is a case or if any violation of laws occurred,” Demetra Kalogerou, president of the CSEC, told Reuters.Kalogerou said the CSEC had sought information from Bafin because a German bank was mentioned in the complaint.Bafin declined to comment.Charalambides said Commerzbank should have questioned the commercial rationale of the transactions and that if regulators upheld her complaint, they should consider asking Commerzbank to refund Laiki depositors the amount they lost through the products, which she estimated at €50 million.A spokeswoman for Commerzbank declined to give details about the investment securities, saying it would be a breach of client confidentiality to do so, and said the bank’s initial research showed there was “no indication of any wrongdoing by Commerzbank” related to them.A copy of the letter from Charalambides, who is a member of the committee charged with examining Cypriot banks’ governance and lending practices, was also sent to Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank. The ECB declined to comment.The administrators for Laiki were not available for comment.The collapse of Laiki under the weight of losses on investments in Greece is currently under investigation by regulators in Cyprus. ® You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchBack Pain Treatments That Might Surprise You. Search For Back Pain TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more