Women playing critical role in North African democracy movement UN official says

7 April 2011Women have played a critical role in the pro-democracy protest movements that have swept across North Africa and the Middle East this year, and their rights and leadership potential must continue to be encouraged, the head of the new United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment said today. Women have played a critical role in the pro-democracy protest movements that have swept across North Africa and the Middle East this year, and their rights and leadership potential must continue to be encouraged, the head of the new United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment said today.Michelle Bachelet, the Executive Director of UN Women, met with United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other senior US officials today during a visit to Washington, D.C. that focused on how to advance women’s political participation, economic empowerment and ending violence against women.Ms. Bachelet called on US officials to continue advance women’s rights and leadership around the world, particularly in emerging democracies.“In Egypt and Tunisia, women have played a key role in the movement for democracy, and their legal rights and decision-making within the transitional structures are critical,” Ms. Bachelet said in a press release issued by her office following the visit to Washington. read more

No new mass graves found in Kosovo UN mission says

The UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) said in a statement that remarks by Monique Fienberg, an official reviewing the situation of missing persons in Kosovo with the Belgrade press, had been distorted in the media yesterday. According to UNMIK, Ms. Fienberg said that of the approximately 1,200 unidentified bodies in Kosovo known to the UN Mission, some 900 had been buried in the Suva Reka area.The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) conducted exhumations in Kosovo in 1999 and 2000. Of about 4,000 bodies exhumed, 1,256 could not be identified and were reburied – some in the municipalities where they had been found, others in the Suva Reka area. “UNMIK has no way of determining the ethnicity of the unidentified bodies,” the statement said. “Such distortions in the media have increased the anxiety and grief of all families of the missing in Kosovo.”The Mission said that its police was about to begin work on individual gravesites not exhumed by the ICTY, while UNMIK was “negotiating a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Commission on Missing Persons to begin DNA testing on the unidentified bodies, and with the families.” read more

Beakerhead set to amaze Calgarians

Keep your eyes peeled for some bizarre sights around Calgary over the next five days.Beakerhead begins Wednesday. Director of programming Jasmine Palardy told 660 NEWS what it’s all about/“We avoid the the term festival, because really, if you imagine it, it’s almost like the city takes on this theme of two of our core strengths: art and engineering,” Palardy explained, “So, you mash those two things together in city wide and public and private spaces all through the city.”Watch out for things like a giant inflatable on the top of St. Patrick’s Island and a 6,400 square foot sandbox at Fort Calgary where you can play a 30 foot tall arcade game based on ‘the claw’ from Disney’s Toy Story.“inginuity and creativity are in the water of Calgary and so that manifests in a variety of ways. So whethere that’s concerts and events, pop-up workshops and bizarre and interesting contraptions and inflatables that power over you by 35 feet tall,” Palardy added. Check out the events and installations here: http://beakerhead.com/ Summary Beakerhead set to amaze Calgarians by Cindy White and Justin Slimm Posted Sep 15, 2015 1:54 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email “It’s almost like the city takes on this theme of two of our core strengths: art and engineering.” read more

Valeant in crisis as recent allegations renew questions about business practices

Valeant in crisis as recent allegations renew questions about business practices by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 22, 2015 10:59 am MDT Last Updated Oct 23, 2015 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The sign of Valeant Pharma is pictured at its head office in Montreal on May 27, 2013. Explosive, unproven allegations against Valeant Pharmaceuticals have caught the eye of a Canadian regulator and raised serious questions about its business structure ??? even from the company’s long-time supporters THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz MONTREAL – Explosive, unproven allegations against Valeant Pharmaceuticals have caught the eye of a Canadian regulator and raised serious questions about the company’s business structure — even from its long-time supporters.The market value of Canada’s biggest publicly traded pharmaceutical company has been cut by more than $30 billion this week as Valeant’s stock plunged Tuesday, Wednesday and again Thursday amid intense scrutiny of its business practices. The stock closed down 6.6 per cent to $144.05 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday.Citron Research, a U.S. firm that says it examines fraudulent and over-hyped stocks, alleged Wednesday that Valeant created a network of pharmacies to distribute its products and avoid the scrutiny of auditors.Quebec’s securities regulator says it hasn’t launched a formal investigation into Valeant, which has its headquarters in Laval near Montreal, but is watching the situation “very seriously.”“These allegations are worrying and our goal is to make sure that there was no negligence regarding our regulations,” said Sylvain Theberge, spokesman for l’Autorite des marches financiers.Valeant (TSX:VRX) responded on Wednesday to what it called an “erroneous report” by issuing a detailed explanation of how it accounts for transactions with Philidor Rx Service and R&O Pharmacy, which were the focus of investigations by the New York Times and the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation.Top company officials will address the accusations again in a conference call early next week with analysts.“We look forward to our call on Monday where we will address and refute recent allegations,” said chairman and CEO Michael Pearson.There have been no charges or formal allegations laid against Valeant by U.S. or Canadian authorities.Analyst Alex Arfaei of BMO Capital Markets said that while Valeant’s actions may not be illegal, the allegations raise concerns about the entire company that may not be fully eased until there’s an investigation.Arfaei, who claims to be a “strong, vocal Valeant bull,” said his analysis of the company’s cash flows can’t totally refute Citron’s allegations of “phantom sales” or channel stuffing.“We find Valeant’s arrangements with the specialty pharmacy Philidor as not just aggressive but questionable,” he wrote in a report in which he downgraded the company. “We believe that the questionable nature of this specific business practice casts uncertainty over the rest of the business.”Vicki Bryan, senior analyst of independent research for bond-rating company Gimme Credit, said the company’s disclosure about its ties and potential ownership in mail-order pharmacies like Philidor shed light on U.S. investigations into its drug distribution, patient assistance program and aggressive pricing strategies.“We also doubt this will be the last of bad news for Valeant, and apparently investors feel the same,” she said, pointing to the 60 per cent drop in its share price since its August peak.Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said its ratings are unaffected by the Valeant speculation and a sharp decline in the company’s shares.“We don’t see the facts and reasoning in the research report as supporting evidence of the allegations of falsified invoices or channel stuffing,” credit analyst David Kaplan wrote in a report.Activist investor Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital — a business partner with Valeant in its failed bid for Allergan — took advantage of Wednesday’s share price meltdown to purchase more than two million Valeant shares, making it the company’s second-largest shareholder.Controversial hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli, who was roundly criticized by U.S. politicians for dramatically hiking the price of Daraprim after buying the drugmaker, tweeted he took a long position in Valeant and shorted Allergan.Valeant has been under a considerable degree of political and legal scrutiny in the United States over hefty price increases for two heart drugs and its patient assistance program. A week ago, the company said that U.S. Attorney’s offices in Massachusetts and New York had court orders for it to produce documents.The drugmaker is one of Canada’s top companies and accounts for about four per cent of the S&P/TSX composite index.Meanwhile, Toronto law firm Koskie Minsky LLP and New York investor rights specialist Rosen Law Firm said they are each preparing potential class-action lawsuits to recover losses suffered by Valeant investors over alleged misrepresentations by the company.—Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter read more

Buckeyes creating a survival mentality during Fall Camp

Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones (12) waits to have the ball snapped to him during a game against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28. Jones and the Buckeyes are set to begin a tough week of practices for Fall Camp.Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State Buckeyes are getting ready to enter survival mode as Fall Camp will intensify next week with eight practices. Coach Urban Meyer said the team is not where they need to be just yet, but they are progressing day-to-day. For now, Meyer’s main goal is to preserve the overall health of the team, which means avoiding injuries at all costs.“I hope number one, and our prayer every morning is safety of our players, health of our players because you see it across the country right now,” Meyer said. “Man, I hit ESPN.com and FOX Sports and CBS, I pull down these Internet sites and I hit them real fast to see what’s going on across the world and you see a young guy get hurt, I don’t think the world realizes how much time goes into that, and that’s the number one thing is health of your players.”Meyer noted that the team made it through the first week virtually unscathed, with only two notable injuries.Junior H-back Dontre Wilson had a small tweak to the broken foot that caused him to miss the final six games of last season. Meyer said it is nothing major and he expects him to return to practice on either Monday or Tuesday.Redshirt freshman cornerback Marshon Lattimore is sidelined with a minor hamstring injury. Meyer downplayed Lattimore’s injury as well. He said he expects the Cleveland, Ohio, native to be back practicing this week.Meyer is looking forward to seeing how his players lean on each other during next week’s practices.“Number two is you want to make it real hard and all the walls are broken down so they bleed, we call it bleed on each other, and that means just it’s just that whole (G.K.) Chesterton quote we live by. The soldier doesn’t fight because of the hatred that’s in front of him, he or she fights because of the love of those behind him, and that’s what we’re trying to create right now. It’s a survival mentality. This week is a tough one, real tough.”Redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones is looking to utilize the increased practice schedule to separate himself from redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett. Jones stressed that the upcoming week is important for every player donning the scarlet and gray.“This week is really going to be a gut check for everyone in the program,” Jones said. “To really see if you love football like you think you do.”Jones, who’s in the midst of an intense quarterback battle with Barrett, spent media day holding his 9-month-old daughter Chloe in his arms as she teethed away at her dad’s “12 Gauge” wristbands. He said juggling being a father and student athlete has been tough act to balance.“Being a father, a football player and a student at the same time, not just a football player, being a quarterback, you know that’s the difference between just being a football player,” Jones said. “So much of the game is mental, and so much of the game is film study, so it’s definitely tough. It should be easier now because she just moved back down here yesterday.”Although a strenuous slate of practices are on the horizon for the Buckeyes, the players are trying to take their mind off it and enjoy themselves when the time is right.Junior safety Tyvis Powell said the team likes to cut loose once they have the chance.“Absolutely, we definitely know how to have fun,” Powell said. “I think we got that part locked down. When it’s time to get serious, we get serious. But when we got some free time, and it’s time to enjoy ourselves, we actually know how to do that to. It’s just the best of both worlds.”The players displayed exactly what they mean by enjoying themselves, when a player came up from behind redshirt senior Braxton Miller and dunked on with a toy basketball hoop as he spoke to the media.Senior linebacker Joshua Perry said that the team is trying to stay loose through camp but remain focused for their season opener on Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.“We have a focused team, but we are not too uptight,” Perry said. “One thing people say is you win one (championship) and you get uptight. We don’t feel that way right now.” read more

Housing authority which refused to provide overage Iraqi asylum seeker with accommodation

first_imgHelen Johnson, the Refugee Council’s head of children’s services, welcomed the decision. “It is absolutely fundamental that until a young person’s age has been established they are cared for in a safe and supportive environment,” she said. “Unaccompanied children who seek refuge in the UK have often suffered horrific abuse and exploitation that most grown ups would find difficult to imagine. Today’s ruling will help keep more of these children safe at a frightening and bewildering time.”It’s vital that local authorities put young people’s safety first and follow the expert guidelines available to them.” It is unlawful for the Defendant not to observe the statutory guidance and not to treat the claimant as a child pending the determination of his age assessmentMr Justice Lavender A housing authority which refused to provide an Iraqi asylum seeker with accommodation because he appeared over 18 has been told it must shelter him by a High Court judge. The Iraqi, referred to as S, claimed he was 15 years old and had been born in 2000 when he arrived in the UK unaccompanied in September 2016 and asked for asylum. He was detained overnight and then accommodated by the Home Office at Brigstock House in Croydon. The judge said it appeared the Home Office did not accept that he was 15, but instead formed the view that his physical appearance and demeanour very strongly suggested that he was significantly over 18 years of age.Croydon Council consequently refused to provide S with accommodation and support until the conclusion of an age assessment and it was clear that S was entitled to support as a child.But, in a ruling which could affect other similar immigration cases, Mr Justice Lavender, sitting in London, has found that the council is under a legal duty to step in.The judge said: “A local authority is exercising its social services function of providing support for children not merely when it actually provides that support, but also when it carries out ancillary functions such as determining which individuals are and are not children, and dealing with individuals whose age is yet to be determined.”He added: “In my judgment, it is unlawful for the Defendant not to observe the statutory guidance and not to treat the claimant as a child pending the determination of his age assessment.”S’s application for judicial review was backed by the Refugee Council and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.  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.last_img read more

Manchester pathologist carried out inadequate post mortems report says

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 pathologist repeatedly recorded the wrong cause of death for patients, misidentified organs and potentially mixed up bodies, a report has revealed.Dr Khalid Ahmed, who worked as a consultant histopathologist at the Royal Oldham Hospital, carried out an undisclosed number of post mortem tests for the north Manchester coroner’s office.However, in May 2017 the office’s senior coroner raised concerns about Dr Ahmed’s examinations and a recent review found “significant concerns” with his “inadequate” reports.Professor Simon Kim Suvarna, a consultant histopathologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, carried out the review into Dr Ahmed and found some reports to have an “incorrect” cause of death given.Prof. Suvarna is also reported to have noted that Dr Ahmed’s tests “do not even meet the standards that are expected for pathology students to pass the autopsy component of the final exam.” GMP is assessing what, if any, criminal offences may have been committed in relation to findings presented to the coroner.Greater Manchester Police The General Medical Council said Dr Khalid is still licensed to practise as a histopathologist.Dr Khalid was not available for comment. A subsequent police referral was made by the coroner and a police investigation is still ongoing.A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: “GMP is assessing what, if any, criminal offences may have been committed in relation to findings presented to the coroner.”Dr Ahmed, who qualified as a doctor in 1989 in Bangalore, India, joined Pennine Acute NHS Trust in January 2007, however he no longer works there. The trust had no role in overseeing Dr Ahmed’s coronial post-mortem practice  read more

Bloody Sunday murders Prosecution of former soldier heard in court for first

The case was adjourned to December 4 to allow defence and prosecution to prepare for the committal proceedings. District Judge Barney McElholm granted an interim anonymity order to continue the protection of the accused’s identity.He said he accepted it would “take some time” before the committal could proceed. “It’s important that this is all done with a degree of fairness to all concerned in these matters,” he said.The decision to prosecute the ex-paratrooper was announced by the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service in March.Bloody Sunday remains one of the most notorious incidents of the Troubles when members of the Parachute Regiment opened fire on a crowd of civil rights demonstrators, killing 13. The controversial Bloody Sunday inquiry, which took 12 years to report in 2010 at a cost of as much as £400 million, concluded the “immediate responsibility for the deaths’ lay with paratroopers.It led to a police inquiry and the subsequent decision to charge Soldier F with two counts of murder. Liam Wray, the brother of James Wray, described the first court hearing as an “historic day”.He added: “I am very nervous this morning. We are glad and relieved that his day has arrived, it’s been 47-and-a-half years.”Soldier F did not appear in court but another paratrooper who was accused of attempted murder but subsequently informed no charges would be brought warned against the case becoming a cause celebre.The soldier – who also has anonymity and is identified only as Sergeant O – said: “This prosecution is in danger of becoming a media circus. They are trying to sway the courts but it won’t work. The courts must do their job properly.”Sergeant 0 added: “I sympathise 100 per cent with Soldier F. He should not be going through this especially at his stage in life. What good is it going to do prosecuting a 70-year-old? It is going to take years and years to go through the courts before they can bring it to trial. It is time to call it quits.”The case against Soldier F was heard before a district judge in Londonderry Magistrates’ Court. Bloody Sunday victim’s family members make their way to courtCredit:Charles McQuillan Bloody Sunday victim's family members make their way to court At the brief hearing Mark Mulholland QC, representing the former paratrooper, confirmed he would be challenging the attempt to send him to Crown Court trial by calling witnesses at a mixed committal hearing. Show more 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. He faces a seventh supporting charge of the attempted murder of a person or persons unknown on the day. Relatives of victims of Bloody Sunday gathered in the Diamond area of Londonderry city before walking together towards the courthouse.Outside court, Mickey McKinney, the brother of William McKinney, said: “This is a very significant event for us on the journey towards achieving the third and final demand of the Bloody Sunday justice campaign – the prosecution of a solider for murder and attempted murder on Bloody Sunday.” The families of victims of the Bloody Sunday massacre marched to court today as veterans warned against turning the prosecution of a former paratrooper into ‘a media circus’.The case against the 71-year-old ex-paratrooper reached a courtroom for the first time on Wednesday, more than 47 years after 13 civil rights demonstrators were shot and killed in Londonderry.The barrister representing the solder – who can be identified only as Soldier F – told the court he would be challenging any attempt to send him to Crown Court for trial.The defence will first seek to cross-examine witnesses at a committal hearing in a procedure that will seek to have the case thrown out at the earliest possible stage.Soldier F is charged with the murder of two civilians James Wray and William McKinney and the attempted murder of four other men Patrick O’Donnell, Joseph Friel, Joe Mahon and Michael Quinn. read more

Sedgman secures 310 million contracts for Boikarabelo coal mine works

first_imgResource Generation Ltd subsidiary Ledjadja Coal has signed three separate EPC agreements with CIMIC Group subsidiary Sedgman that will see the contractor carry out major work at the Boikarabelo coal mine in Limpopo Province, South Africa.The three contracts cover design, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance of the operation’s coal handling preparation plant (CHPP), plus the ancillary works relating to mine infrastructure.The CHPP will be designed to handle 15 million tonnes of raw coal per year and, under the provisions of the operations and maintenance contract, Sedgman will operate and maintain the plant for four years after commissioning, “subject to strict performance criteria”, ResGen said.The ancillary works is likely to involve construction of infrastructure associated with the CHPP, plus additional buildings, piping, electrical works, water and drainage during mine development.Some 15 Mt of run of mine coal will be mined every year at Boikarabelo, but the company expects to produce 3.6 Mt/y of export product (25.7 MJ per kg on an air dried basis) and 2.4 Mt/y of domestic product (19.5 MJ/kg on an air dried basis).Boikarabelo, in the Waterberg region of Limpopo, has 995 Mt of JORC resources and 267 Mt of JORC reserves. The mine requires a rail link to allow for exports, which is expected to cost R650 million ($49 million) in upfront capital, plus another R300 million during its ramp-up.The value of the engineering design, construction and commissioning of the CHPP plant and the construction of the ancillary works infrastructure contracts is $210 million, while the operations and maintenance contract is valued at $100 million.Grant Fraser, Sedgman Managing Director, said: “We are pleased to be able to deliver our whole-of-life approach to this important project – building the processing plant and providing ongoing operational involvement for Resource Generation, and its South African subsidiary Ledjadja Coal.Papi Molotsane, Acting CEO of Ledjadja Coal, said Sedgman’s successful delivery of coal projects in southern Africa and the ability to wrap the contracts into lump-sum solutions were key to the contractor winning the work.Work is expected to commence once the Boikarabelo project funding has been finalised, with debt providers currently in the final process of credit approvals, CIMIC said.last_img read more

Fujitsu Arrows ES is a 67mm thin waterproof Android

first_imgYou’re more likely to read about a Fujitsu laptop than one of the company’s phones here on Geek.com, and that’s got a lot to do with the fact that they typically don’t make it to Western markets. But Fujitsu’s IS12T stood out by being the first Windows Phone Mango device to land on retail shelves — and there was the crazy F-07C that crammed an Atom processor and Windows 7 into a UMPC/smartphone package.Now you’re looking at the new Fujitsu Arrows ES IS12T, a brand new Android phone that combines a super-slim profile and a watertight shell.At 6.7mm, the Arrows ES has the hot new Droid Razr beaten by almost half a millimeter. The ES does widen slightly near the top edge where its 5MP rear-facing camera resides, but the gradual fade is barely noticeable.What else does the Arrows ES have to offer? How about a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, 1GB ROM and microSD expansion, 4-inch AMOLED 480 x 800 resolution display, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1, and NFC and DLNA support. And apart from being incredibly thin, it’s also waterproof and weighs just over 100 grams. Judging from the contacts at the bottom of the phone’s back side, there’s probably also a cable-free charging dock accessory owners will be able to pick up.As I mentioned, you generally don’t see Fujitsu’s phones up for sale in North America, but the new Arrows ES offers an incredibly sexy profile and pairs that with hardware that should let carriers price it very reasonably. It certainly looks like a phone that folks would buy, especially in that snazzy red color.More at TechCrunchlast_img read more

ND election of new leader in November

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Main opposition New Democracy (ND) will go to an extraordinary party conference to elect a new party president on November 7, an ND press release announced on last week. The decision, possibly his last as head of the party, was made by outgoing ND President Costas Karamanlis after successive meetings at ND headquarters.The former prime minister had announced his resignation from ND’s helm following his party’ electoral defeat in the recent national elections, saying that the party’s Congress would convene in a month’s time to choose a new leader and that he would not be standing for re-election. So far, only one person has announced his candidacy for the post of ND’s leadership, Thessaloniki Prefect Panagiotis Psomiadis.He said he was “taking a front seat” and contesting the ND leadership, but left open the prospect of eventually backing some other “major” candidacy that would convince him it represents “the platform of the broad center-right” wing.However key party figures Dora Bakoyiannis, Dimitris Avramopoulos and Antonis Samaras are expected to be candidates for the leadership of New Democracy.Jockeying for advantage has begun to determine on what basis the appointment of the leader will be undertaken. Dora Bakoyiannis is calling for the decision of their last party conference in 2007 for the election of the leader by party delegates and parliamentarians be respected, while Dimitris Avramopoulos has asked for a more open election process involving party members as well as friends of New Democracy.Antonis Samaras has come out and said he is willing to accept whichever option is agreed to if it helps the process of electing a leader.Karamanlis, 53, served as premier since March 2004, winning general elections twice in 2004 and 2007.last_img read more

CLEMENT HOWELL HIGH CELEBRATES MEDICAL DEVICE REPROCESSING WEEK WITH TCI HOSPITAL

first_img Investigations continue into death of 46 year old Labante of Phillipines Clement Howell High get their hands dirty for World Wetlands Day 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos, Thursday October 16th, 2014, INTERHEALTH CANADA Press Release: Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) week is celebrated worldwide and the staff at the Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital is not being left out. The team at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre is celebrating MDR International Week, October 12th to 18th, under the theme “The Team That Gets It Clean”. To commemorate this event, TCI Hospital’s MDR Department hosted a grand exposition in its foyer on Thursday October 16, 2014, attended by the science students of Clement Howell High School. There were presentations, educational interactions by the MDR team, displays, games and prizes for the students. The Medical Device Reprocessing Department is responsible for processing surgical instruments, supplies and equipment, while providing support to patient-care services that encompass cleaning and decontamination, sterilization, assembly, storage and distribution of all of the surgical instruments needed for patient care. Managing the sterility of these items is of critical importance to ensuring a safe patient outcome following a surgical procedure.MDR Manager, David Banton, said this annual event provides interactive learning opportunities for students and creatively gives a deeper look into one of the lesser-known careers in the health sector. He added, “It was a pleasure presenting our department to the public, staff and also students of the Clement Howell High School, who were the highlight of the day. This was yet another opportunity for TCI Hospital to show students that there is more to health care than just becoming a nurse or a doctor”. The week-long event is set to accomplish one important mission: to educate the community about Medical Device Reprocessing and its functions.ENDs Eagles win again at InterHigh Championships Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cheshire hall medical center, clement howell high school, david banton, interhealth canada, mdr international week Recommended for youlast_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday July 15 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Monday, July 15, 2019:#1) PJ Storytime At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a PJ Storytime at 6:30pm. Wear your snuggly pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear or blanket and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.#2) Zodiac Cross Stitch CraftThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Zodiac Cross Stitch Craft at 2pm. Weave the stars together with this zodiac cross-stitch craft! Create your own zodiac sign in a 3” hoop. Whether you’re new to cross-stitching, or a long time sewing master, you’ll love this easy to do unique craft! Led by avid crafter and needle worker, Nancy Kirwin. All supplies included. Register at the Front Desk. $10 supply fee. For ages 16 and up.#3) Vacation Bible School StartsAbundant Life (173 Church Street, Wilmington) is hosting an ecumenical Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 15, 2019 to Friday, July 19, 2019, from 9am to noon.The camp, which is designed for ages 4 to kids who have completed Grade 5, is a collaborative effort from all Wilmington churches.  This year’s theme is “ROAR!.”The camp costs $35 per child, with a $75 family maximum. Camp t-shirts cost $8 each.  Applications are available online HERE.#4) Girls Soccer & Volleyball Clinics StartDuring the summer, the Wilmington High School Athletic Department will be sponsoring a series of sports clinics for children in Grades 1-8.The clinics will be held at the Wilmington Middle School (25 Carter Lane). Please note this is a change from last year’s high school location.All clinics will be run by WHS Coaches, Alumni and Athletes.The cost of each clinic is $175 per child per clinic with the exception of Boys Soccer and Track, which has a cost $150 per child.  Additional clinic enrollment is discounted $25 per clinic.  (I.e. Siblings attending camps are $175 each; the next camp is $150 per child per clinic).Here is the summer sports clinic schedule:June 17 to June 21: Boys Basketball, Field HockeyJune 24 to June 28: Girls Basketball, Flag FootballJuly 1 to July 5 (no clinic on July 4): Boys Soccer, TrackJuly 8 to July 12: All SportsJuly 15 to July 19: Girls Soccer, VolleyballAll clinics, with the exception of Boys Soccer and Track, will run 8:30am-2:30pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30am -12:30pm on Friday. Boys Soccer and Track will run 8:30am – 2:30pm Monday- Friday (no session on 7/4).The focus of each clinic is the development of skills through activity based drills and scrimmages. The ultimate goal of the clinics is to develop children who enjoy participating in athletics.For additional clinic information and registration forms, click HERE.#5) Town Beach Open The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 2, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 31, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Lupin shares gain on US food and drug regulator closing Goa plant

first_imgLupin shares ended Thursday trading with gains of over 6 percent on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) after the pharma company said in a regulatory filing that the U.S. food and drug regulator has closed the inspection of its Goa plant.The shares gained as high as 8.72 percent in intraday trading but closed at Rs. 1,657.30, up 6.25 percent. It was the biggest Sensex and Nifty 50 gainer on Thursday.The inspection of the Mumbai-based pharma company’s Goa plant by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) commenced in July 2015. The company said that the US regulator has issued an “establishment inspections report”. The second inspection is yet to reach a similar conclusion. “However, the responses from the March 2016 US FDA inspection and updates thereafter are still under review by the agency,” Lupin informed the BSE in its filing.Lupin has manufacturing units at five Indian locations — Mandideep, Aurangabad, Tarapur, Ankleshwar and Goa. The company has earned a profit of Rs. 2,270 crore on a turnover of Rs. 13,701 crore for the financial year 2015-16. In dollar terms, the net profit was $347 million on sales of $2.09 billion.The S&P BSE Sensex closed at 27,201, a gain of 34 points. Top Sensex gainers other than Lupin included Hindustan Unilever, Dr Reddy’s Labs, HDFC and HDFC Bank while major Sensex losers were Tata Steel, TCS, Coal India, Adani Ports and Infosys.The NSE Nifty closed almost flat at 8,338. The pharma indices on both the exchanges closed with gains of about 1.20 percent.last_img read more

Houston Drivers Are Urged To Be Cautious As Truck Traffic Grows

first_imgGail Delaughter An 18-wheeler leaves the Port of Houston.Houston police are still investigating that collision at Almeda Road at Reed. They believe it happened after a car drifted into oncoming lanes and collided with the 18-wheeler.There have also been recent freeway crashes involving trucks that have snarled traffic for hours.Rebecca Brewster is President of the American Transportation Research Institute, an organization that studies the effects of 18-wheeler traffic. She says cities like Houston are seeing many more trucks on the road partly as a result of ecommerce. People are ordering things online and that means more deliveries.“It sort of has re-shifted where some of the traffic is,” said Brewster. “As we all have expectations that we order something in the morning and we want it in the afternoon.”And as the region’s population grows, Houston could see a lot more trucks in the future. Brewster said that’s all the more reason for people in cars to be vigilant.“The truck has blind spots,” explained Brewster. “And if you sit back in the back corner of that truck, that truck driver may not be able to see in their rear-view mirrors.”Brewster also reminds drivers that many crashes happen when vehicles cut in front of big trucks and don’t give them enough room to reduce their speed. 00:00 /01:07 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Xlast_img read more

Judge Denies Request For Change Of Venue In Trial For The Murder

first_imgPhotos provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO)Terry and Chauna Thompson mugshotsJudge Kelli Johnson denied Friday, April 13, a change of venue requested by former Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Chauna Thompson and her husband Terry Thompson regarding their upcoming trials for the murder of John Hernandez at a local Denny’s restaurant last year. Judge Johnson leads the 178th Criminal Court and, according to a clerk from her court, she said she doesn’t think there is prejudice that could negatively affect the trials.The Thompsons had argued that, because of the publicity surrounding the case, they couldn’t get a fair trial in Harris County.Several Houston-based civic and community organizations protested in the weeks after Hernandez’s killing, which occurred in May 2017 at a Denny’s restaurant located in Crosby, about 25 miles northeast of Houston.Terry Thompson killed Hernandez during a physical confrontation in which he placed him on a choke hold as his wife was by his side.Thompson reportedly confronted Hernandez because he was urinating outside of the restaurant.Terry Thompson’s trial is scheduled to start on May 18th and Chauna Thompson’s trial is scheduled to start on June 1st.UPDATE: Chauna and Terry Thompson, leaving courtroom after judge denies change of venue motion request by the couple. The two have been charged with the murder, in chokehold death of John Hernandez, that happened near a Crosby Denny’s. Full story @noon on #khou11 pic.twitter.com/CUIKXyr54M— Michelle Choi (@MichelleKHOU) April 13, 2018 Share #BREAKING::: #HarrisCounty judge denies motion for a change of venue for Chauna and Terry Thompson. Both accused of murdering #JohnHernandez May 2017. #khou11 pic.twitter.com/J7NNYdnwYw— Melissa Correa (@MCorreaKHOU) April 13, 2018last_img read more

PlayStation Emulator Removed From Android Market Xperia to Blame

first_imgPlayStation emulator PSX4DROID was pulled from the Android Market recently, and the app’s developer smells something fishy. After all, why would Google target one particular app in a store lousy with console emulators–especially when it doesn’t ship with any ROMS, and therefore doesn’t actually break any of the app store’s rules (namely the first one involving illegal content)?The emulator’s developer thinks the whole thing stems from the upcoming release of Sony Ericsson’s Android-based gaming device. “Sony’s Xperia Play must be coming soon,” the developer wrote on Twitter yesterday. “Google just suspended all my legal Sony PSX emulator app id’s from Marketplace.” And shortly after, “This isn’t about emulators. This is about Google letting Sony rule their ‘open’ marketplace.”As Ars Technica is quick to point out, however, other PlayStation emulators still exist in the Market, which seems to take air out of the argument that Sony is working with Google to remove the competition from the store.last_img read more

Haiti honors Maria Bello for her womens advocacy

first_img Sponsored Stories “I’m very fortunate to be in the position where I can hear your voices and tell the world what you have to say,” Bello told an audience at the Palace as Martelly stood at her side.Bello, co-founder of women’s grassroots group We Advance, will join the ranks of other Hollywood celebrities in Haiti who have received similar recognition for their charity work after the quake. They include actor Sean Penn, hip-hop star Wyclef Jean and Czech supermodel Petra Nemcova.The ceremony also recognized the work of Danielle Saint Lot. The former government official is a longtime women’s activist and was named an ambassador to find funding for women’s causes.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixcenter_img PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Haiti’s President Michel Martelly honored Maria Bello on Tuesday for her advocacy work on behalf of the Caribbean country’s women.The star of “Coyote Ugly” and “A History of Violence” was named goodwill ambassador for women at a special ceremony on the grounds of the National Palace. Bello spoke about how a group of women in a displacement camp organized themselves after the 2010 earthquake. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches The vital role family plays in societylast_img read more

WTO tells EU to end illegal Airbus subsidies

first_imgA World Trade Organization (WTO) panel has told the European Union to put an end to illegal Airbus subsidies. The European Union said Tuesday’s 1,000 page ruling by the WTO panel was only part of the puzzle and it was premature for one side to claim victory.”A fuller picture will only emerge with the release of the interim report in the EU case against subsidies to Boeing which we expect to be issued in the coming months,” EU trade spokesman John Clancy said in a statement. The ruling, which covered EU support for Airbus, said some of the financial aid at issue amounted to prohibited export subsidies and should be stopped within 90 days. This included part of the European funding for Airbus’s flagship 525-seat A380, the world’s largest aircraft. Airbus acknowledged the WTO had found some subsidies and said it may appeal against the ruling, but stressed that the panel had rejected 70 percent of US claims. The ruling does not mean the end of the dispute, which has been going back and forth between the two aircraft manufacturers for decades. The WTO panel is expected to make a final ruling in the countersuit brought by the EU against US support for Boeing in late June.”As in all other trade conflicts, resolution will finally only be found in trans-Atlantic negotiations,” Airbus said in a statement.Boeing insists the two cases are separate and hopes the ruling will stop the EU from subsiding Airbus’s new A350 plane. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/283e4/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more