Thiruvananthapuram: A Kerala court on Tuesday granted bail to suspended IAS officer Sriram Vekitaraman, who was arrested for alleged drunken driving that caused the death of a journalist here. Judicial First Class Magistrate Aneesa A granted bail after perusing the chemical examination report of Venkitaraman’s blood samples, which was found negative for alcohol content and the case diary of the police. “Bail application allowed”, the judge said, accepting the defence argument that there was no alcohol content in the blood sample of the accused. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Venkitaraman’s blood sample was taken nine hours after the mishap after he initially refused to provide it and after getting himself admitted in a private hospital. The IAS officer was arrested on August 3, hours after the luxury car driven by him in an alleged inebriated condition while returning from a private party, hit journalist, K Muhammed Basheer, killing him on the spot. He was later remanded to 14 days judicial custody. The government had on Monday suspended the 33-year-old officer, who was serving as the Survey Director. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) had also been constituted to probe the case. 35-year-old Basheer, Thiruvananthapuram Bureau Chief of Malayalam daily “Siraj”, was on his home from work when the mishap occurred at around one am on Saturday.
Mumbai: Jailed media baron Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the killing of her daughter, on Thursday termed the arrest of former Union finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX media money laundering case as “good news”. Chidambaram was arrested on August 21 by the CBI in the INX Media corruption and money laundering case. Indrani Mukerjea and her husband Peter Mukerjea are former promoters of the INX Media Group. “His (Chidambaram) arrest is good news. He is now cornered from all sides,” Indrani Mukerjea told reporters in a sessions court where she was produced to attend trial in the case of killing of her daughter Sheena Bora. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details She further said the bail granted to the former Union minister’s son Karti Chidambaram in the INX Media case should also be cancelled. Indrani Mukerjea had earlier recorded her statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), claiming she and her husband met P Chidambaram at the latter’s office in Delhi’s North Block. She also claimed in her statement that the former Union minister had asked her to help his son Karti Chidambaram in his business and make overseas remittances in lieu of granting Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval to INX Media.
All of the talk about tax reform, this week, may have some people confused. After all, the tax code isn’t exactly the easiest thing to read.Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said small business owners have an unfair advantage that could create two classes of Canadians, arguing the current system is unsustainable.Terri Holowath, Managing Partner at Catalyst Accountants and Taxation, said despite Morneau’s assertion, proposed tax changes will have a disproportionate effect on family owned businesses.“The legislation is very broad and it will have an impact not only on the wealthiest of Canadians, but a lot of small and mid-sized businesses,” she said.She used the example of a feedlot company, owned by five unrelated individuals, where only one is actively engaged in the business. “That company can declare a proportionate dividend to the five unrelated share holders with no adverse consequences to the four inactive share holders under the draft legislation,” she explained.But if those people were related, there would be a huge tax hit if the inactive shareholders were paid a dividend.Holowath said it also affects people looking at retirement, using the example of ranchers whose wealth typically lies in land and herds. “Mom and dad, they sell the heard within the company, we pay the corporate small business rate of 12.5 per cent, which is what it is right now, and the cattle are converted into cash,” she explained.The ranchers also pay a low personal tax rate, but under changes to the passive investment rules, Holowath said they could be taxed at an effective rate of 70 per cent.
OTTAWA – The inclusion of the phrase Islamophobia in a hotly debated motion passed by the House of Commons last year was meant as an example of forms of racism, the Liberal MP who sponsored the proposal said Monday.Iqra Khalid told the House of Commons heritage committee that her motion calling for parliamentarians to condemn Islamophobia and for a study on systematic racism and religious discrimination was about the study itself that began Monday.“It uses the example of Islamophobia to make a larger point about the problem of all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination — that we have to find ways to tackle that broad problem in Canada as a whole,” Khalid said.Khalid said she was motivated to introduce M-103 after hearing several stories of racist acts against different faiths in the fall of 2016. When she looked into the issue, she found the statistics to provide context to the problem were lacking and something had to be done.“The objective of the motion was to bring forward this study, it is upon this committee as a whole to take that unified approach to study the issue, to work with each other to find those recommendations to assist us as policy makers,” she said.Khalid’s motion passed in a vote of 201-91 last spring. It called on MPs to recognize something had to be down to “quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear,” and to that end, the House ought to condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination and direct the heritage committee to study the issue, including how better to gather hate crime data.The conflict around the motion centered largely around the word Islamophobia, setting off protests on Parliament Hill and arguments across the country over the meaning and implications of the phrase.Khalid told the committee she defines it as “irrational fear or hatred of Muslims or Islam” that leads to discrimination.But opponents say the word it is vague and essentially means criticism against Islam of any kind is forbidden, and some saw Khalid’s motion as the first step in criminalizing that criticism. Conservative news outlet Rebel Media seized on that issue with gusto, forcing it into the Conservative leadership race as contenders were grilled on their positions.The Conservatives had sought to remove the phrase and instead broaden the motion to refer to multiple faiths.They lost over objections from the Liberals that they would be watering down Khalid’s effort. Several Conservatives raised their own motion in quizzing Khalid on Monday about her intentions.“Both of us would have liked to have found ourselves on the same side of the vote in the House on the issue,” Conservative David Anderson said.“We are sir,” Khalid replied.Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said she had never seen as much “fomented anger, concern and misconception” around a House of Commons motion as she heard around Khalid’s.She and other MPs told Khalid they’d received calls that the motion would lead to Islamic religious law, known as Sharia, being introduced in Canada or that it would give Islam a protected status in Canada greater than that of other religions.Khalid was asked to directly address some of the specific concerns, but didn’t tackle them all, saying while there were misconceptions, it was time to move forward.“The conversation that Canadians had over the past number of months was a very important conversation,” Khalid said.“It is a great way to lead up to this study.”
Whoa, what was that?After months of relative calm, Wall Street has been jolted by a sudden run of turbulent trading.The swoon wiped more than 1,300 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average over two days and dragged the benchmark S&P 500 index down more than 5 per cent. The VIX index, which measures how worried traders are about a decline in stocks, climbed Thursday to its highest level since February, when the S&P last had a correction, or a 10 per cent drop.What now?Experts say this new eruption of market volatility should not be surprising, especially after the long stretch of relative calm investors have enjoyed.Over the summer, traders set aside worries about the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute and instead focused on more encouraging developments: solid economic growth and record corporate earnings. It helped that stocks were on the rise — the S&P 500 hit an all-time high just four weeks ago.So after several months of gains, a pullback would be expected, said John Lynch, chief investment strategist at LPL Research.“Volatility is back and it may require more active strategies on the part of investors to pursue their long-term goals,” Lynch said. “Volatility is also not to be feared, but embraced, as varying data points will cause bouts of market anxiety. But remember that fundamentals are still strong.”The economy is indeed quite strong by many measures — consumer spending is growing, unemployment is low and manufacturing surveys are near record levels. And many experts say that is more important than the market’s daily ups and downs.So what’s behind this week’s upset?Investors have grown concerned about a recent, steep drop in U.S. government bond prices and an ensuing upward move in bond yields, which makes bonds more attractive relative to stocks. The market is also worried about rising interest rates, which tend to climb on expectations of future economic growth and inflation and can increase costs for business — slowing growth and dampening corporate profits.“There’s some concern that third-quarter earnings could be maybe a little bit less robust than they were in the second quarter and there could be more pressure on profit margins,” said Willie Delwiche, investment strategist at Baird.Worries about a slowdown in the global economy and the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute also have contributed to investors’ unease. And markets typically see increased volatility in months preceding midterm elections.“We are not surprised by the uptick in volatility toward more normal levels,” market strategists at Wells Fargo Investment Institute wrote in a report Thursday, adding that “it’s too soon to say that the pullback is over.”Having bonds and equities selling off may feel like the worst of both worlds for investment portfolios, but the market’s shift isn’t as bad as it might seem, said Michael Crook, head of institutional strategy at UBS Global Wealth Management.He notes that the S&P 500 is basically back to where it was during the summer, and only down slightly from its all-time high. In addition, the negative return in bonds barely registers when one considers how bonds have performed this year.“That’s very normal volatility, and while it has been acute — like all market drops — it only erases a few weeks of gains,” Crook said.The market’s stability in 2017 may have given investors a false sense of security too, said Nationwide Chief of Investment Research Mark Hackett. The fundamental strength of that year resulted in historically low volatility and market pullbacks.One natural reaction to increased volatility is the inclination to get off the wild ride and sell. If you have a lengthy time horizon for the investment, say a decade, the general recommendation is to resist that temptation. Stocks have historically offered some of the biggest returns over the long term for investors.For investors who want less volatility, bonds, savings accounts or other investments offer less risk. The trade-off is that returns over the coming decade will likely be lower.Remember that what is happening in the headlines is not necessarily what is happening in your portfolio, said Judith Ward, a senior financial planner at T. Rowe Price.Still feeling jumpy? Review your portfolio and make sure your holdings are where you want them to be and that they’re on course to meet your goals. Rebalance the portfolio, if needed, but resist the urge to flee.Any financial adviser will remind you that those who sold in the depths of the global financial meltdown missed out on big gains in years that followed.
16 March 2007The United Nations-assisted Cambodian court may not be able to proceed with the long-awaited trials of former Khmer Rouge leaders, accused of mass killings and other horrific crimes during the late 1970s, until a dispute is resolved over proposed registration fees for foreign lawyers, the court’s review committee said today. In a statement issued after a 10-day session in the capital Phnom Penh, the review committee of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), which is comprised of national and international judges, said all remaining disagreements over the internal court rules had been hammered out.But the decision of Cambodia’s Bar Association (BAKC) to impose fees on the participation of foreign lawyers “is unacceptable to the international judges, who consider that it severely limits the rights of accused and victims to select counsel of their choice,” according to today’s statement.The international judges consider this dispute “places an obstacle to adopting” the rules, which are necessary for the trials to proceed, although the national judges regard the issue as outside the scope of the internal rules and therefore no obstacle to their adoption.The review committee called on the BAKC to re-consider its decision as soon as possible so that a planned plenary session of judges can take place on 30 April to adopt the internal rules.The statement called on the ECCC Defence Support Section to work closely with the BAKC in this process.“All members of the Committee remain dedicated to completing this complex effort of successfully harmonizing international and national law so that the ECCC can discharge its historic responsibility to find justice for the Cambodian people,” the statement added.Judges and prosecutors for the ECCC trials were sworn in last July. Under an agreement signed by the UN and Cambodia, the trial court and a Supreme Court within the Cambodian legal system will investigate those most responsible for crimes and serious violations of Cambodian and international law between 17 April 1975 and 6 January 1979.The UN will pay $43 million of the $56.3 million budget for the trials, with the Cambodian Government providing the remaining $13.3 million.
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was lower Wednesday, weighed down by some earnings misses and falling mining stocks amid data that showed a deepening slowdown in China’s manufacturing sector.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,672.30 -73.08 -0.57%S&P 500 — 1,685.94 -6.45 -0.38%Dow — 15,542.24 -25.50 -0.16%Nasdaq — 3,579.60 +0.33 0.01%The S&P/TSX composite index was down 73.08 points to 12,672.3 as gold stocks gave up a chunk of the gains racked up during July.The Canadian dollar shed early gains and dipped 0.29 of a cent against the U.S. dollar to 96.94 cents US. The greenback strengthened in the wake of positive news on new home sales along with a higher reading from financial information company Markit which reported its July flash purchasing managers’ index for the U.S. manufacturing sector rose to 53.2, the highest it’s been in four months.U.S. indexes were lower amid strong earnings reports from the likes of Apple Inc. and Ford Motor Co.A weak report from heavy equipment maker Caterpillar helped push the Dow Jones industrials down 25.5 points to 15,542.24, the Nasdaq added 0.33 of a point to 3,579.6 and the S&P 500 index was off 6.45 points to 1,685.94.Meanwhile, in Canada, Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) had $255 million or 34 cents per share in operating earnings and a $179-million net profit in the second quarter. The operating earnings were below a consensus estimate of 48 cents. Its shares fell $1.76 to $30.49.Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) posted net income for the second-quarter of $252 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, versus $103 million, or 60 cents per share, a year earlier. The earnings missed estimates and its stock dropped 2.1% to $127.44.But the stock was off session lows as the railroad’s operating ratio, which is a key measure of how efficiently railways operate, improved to 71.9% in the second quarter, an all-time record for the railroad.“(CEO) Hunter Harrison has actually delivered,” said Chris King, portfolio manager at Morgan, Meighen and Associates. “For him to move it down to that level, man that tells you he is the god of railways.”On a more positive note, Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) shares were ahead 72 cents to $41.95 as the company reported $497 million in quarterly adjusted net income, a 4% increase from last year and better than analysts’ consensus estimate of $491.95 million.Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) made $178 million in net earnings in the second quarter, up from $156 million in the same period a year ago. The grocer’s basic net earnings per common share rose 14.5% in the quarter to 63 cents, about five cents per share better than a consensus estimate compiled by Thomson Reuters and its shares advanced $1.52 to $49.46.In the U.S., Facebook stock soared 17% in after-hours trading to US$30.56 as the social networking company posted earnings and revenue after the close that beat expectations.Quarterly earnings at Caterpillar fell 43% $960 million, or $1.45 per share and the company cut its profit and revenue outlook for the year. Analysts had expected a profit of $1.69 per share and its shares dropped $2.08 to US$83.44.The TSX base metals sector fell 2.26% amid weak Chinese manufacturing data while metal prices declined with September copper down two cents to US$3.18 a pound. An HSBC survey showed China’s manufacturing at an 11-month low this month. HSBC said the preliminary version of its monthly purchasing managers index declined to 47.7 this month from June’s 48.2 on a 100-point scale on which numbers below 50 show a contraction in activity.The gold sector was down about 4.6% while August bullion declined $15 to US$1,319.70 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded $1.45 to C$29.24 and Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) fell $1.01 to $17.67.The energy sector dropped 1.64% and the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was down $1.84 to US$105.39 a barrel as traders weighed the Chinese manufacturing data against a slightly bigger than expected drop in U.S. crude inventories. Energy Department data showed supplies dropped by 2.8 million barrels last week, against the 2.6 million barrel drop that had been expected.Other economic news showed that Americans snapped up new homes in June at the fastest pace in five years. The Commerce Department says sales rose 8.3% to a seasonally adjusted pace of 497,000. That’s up from 459,000 in May, which was revised lower.In other corporate developments, Bombardier Aerospace says the first flight of its new CSeries commercial jet will occur in the coming weeks, without giving a specific date. The Montreal-based company had been aiming for the first flight by the end of July. Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) shares lost six cents to $5.01.WHAT’S ON DECK TUESDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m. — Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Earnings (May)UNITED STATES8:30 a.m. — Initial jobless claims (week of July 20)8:30 a.m. — Durable Goods Orders (June)CORPORATE NEWSUNITED STATESGeneral Motors earningsStarbucks CorpCANADAPotash Corp earningsGoldcorp Inc earningsHusky Energy Inc earningsIMAX Corp earningsZynga Inc
“I have teamed up with an organization called Trail. Trail is currently helping all the victims of last week’s tragedy, rebuild our lives. So I would like to take this opportunity to ask all of you to please join me in uniting as one and helping these victims rebuild their lives. Let’s put aside nationality, caste, ethnicity, and religion and come together as one,” she added.Jacqueline also requested everyone to “not give up on humanity”. “I’d also like to say let’s not give up on humanity, let’s not allow fear and anger to dictate how we react and how we feel and what we are thinking. Sri Lanka, please stay strong, stay positive and more importantly, please stay united,” she said. (Courtesy India Today) Jacqueline urged her fans and followers to unite and stand with the victims. “Terrorist attacks like these are unfortunately very unpredictable. They also seem to be completely out of our control and there seems to be very little that we can do about them. I do believe however that we can do one thing, we can unite and we can support a nation that has suffered tremendously in the past week,” she said. “So, I am making this video to share my thoughts on what happened last week in Sri Lanka. To be honest, I needed some time to fully comprehend what I was feeling and to fully comprehend what had happened. it was very difficult for me to understand why so many innocent lives had to be taken many of which were children,” she said in the clip. The deadly terror attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, in which more than 250 people were killed, sent shockwaves across the globe. Jacqueline Fernandez was also devastated by the bombings in her home country.In an emotional video shared on her Instagram account, the actress explained that she “needed some time” to completely grasp everything that she was feeling about the horrific blasts.
The Lincoln County Humane Society is looking for new forever homes for 17 dogs that were saved from the Korean meat trade.The dogs were rescued form farms in Korea that supplied dogs to the meat trade.The agency says reality television star and music producer Simon Cowell paid for the dogs to make the trip to St. Catharines in early October. The animals went through a quarantine and relaxation period but are now available for adoption.“We are proud to be part of the partnership with Humane Society International and Simon Cowell and we are pleased to help these dogs that certainly deserve loving homes” said Kevin Strooband, Executive Director. “They are sweet dogs that are just waiting for someone to help them learn how to be a dog and enjoy life.”Anyone who is interested in adopting the animals can head to the shelter during adoption hours. For more information on how you can adopt an animal from The Lincoln County Humane Society, click here.“These dogs will take love and training to be a house pet, but they all have great potential and once socialized they will make terrific companions,” said Cortnie Welychka, Senior Animal Care Technician, LCHS.
Geoffrey Keele, spokesman for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), told the daily briefing on UN humanitarian operations in Amman, Jordan, that the officer-in-charge in Baghdad, Hatim George, reported that national staff felt they were “affirming their existence by continuing to work and doing what they can.”UNICEF national staff also continued to provide services to relieve immediate humanitarian needs as well as put in place emergency services to save lives and look after the welfare of children, Mr. Keele added.Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) said it had a team in Baghdad ready to head to Basra as soon as it received travel permits to assist with the potential health emergency in Iraq’s second largest city, where the health of the population was under serious threat from the lack of access to safe, clean drinking water.The Office of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq (UNHCI) said that while half of Basra’s 1.5 million inhabitants now had access to drinking water, three urban centres south of the city remained disconnected since last Friday. About 400,000 people were affected and remained at risk with repair work impossible under present conditions, spokesman David Wimhurst said.WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib said the agency’s teams elsewhere in Iraq were working intensively to keep the health system functioning, and together with the national authorities were distributing medicines and other medical supplies in northern Iraq.Continuing heavy bombardment of Baghdad was having a serious impact on the population’s well-being, particularly children and other vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, the elderly and disabled, she added. The bombardment also made it extremely difficult for medical staff to get to those who may need medical assistance, including women in labour.The UN Development Programme (UNDP) reported that its office, which has worked consistently on projects throughout Iraq since 1976, was open for a limited time each day. The agency has nearly 500 staff in the country and, among other functions, provides emergency power supply to basic humanitarian services, such as hospitals, water pumping and water purification stations, sewerage infrastructure, and camps of internal refugees.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said there have been no reported arrivals of refugees outside Iraq. “We hope this means that all our preparedness activities in the region have been futile, but these are still early days,” spokesman Peter Kessler said.”Media keep asking when we expect any Iraqi refugees to flee in substantial numbers,” he added. “Well, to repeat a quip I heard here yesterday, UNHCR is a ‘non-prophet’ organization.”
“The new Government must prioritise protection of and investment in the country’s education system, in order to respect and fulfil children’s basic right to education and to provide this generation of children with hope for a healthy future” says Souleymane Diabaté, UNICEF’s representative in the country, where there are over one million children out of school in total.At least 250,000 children who started the 2012-2013 primary school year, and 30,000 who were in secondary school at the start of the crisis, could lose the entire school year if schools do not re-open in the coming weeks, the agency said in a news release.Since the Séléka rebel coalition launched an offensive in December, 1.2 million people have been cut off from essential services and human rights violations have been widespread as the rebels, despite a peace accord, gained more territory and overran the CAR capital, Bangui, in late March. According to UNICEF, the education system in the CAR was “very weak” even before the crisis. The literacy rate for young women is 27.4 per cent and for young men 51.1 per cent. Some 65 per cent of teachers are unqualified parents who have volunteered as teachers. A major obstacle to school reopening is that teachers who have fled conflict affected areas have yet to return to their communities. In addition, the security situation prevents emergency distributions to schools for fear of pillaging.UNICEF meanwhile is exploring options to provide safe spaces for children to learn and play in areas as they become accessible and is identifying areas that can be prioritized for resumption of educative activities. The agency is calling on CAR authorities and all parties to the conflict to ensure safe access of children, parents and teachers to schools in order to enable their immediate re-opening.
Croatian legend Davor Suker is feeling quite hurt about the last match between Spain and Croatia, a 6-0 defeat for which he wants revenge.During the last UEFA Nations League match between Spain and Croatia, the Balkans side suffered a very painful defeat that Croatian Football Federation President witnessed from the stands.This loss came during a year in which his national team proved that they are at a top level of performance by reaching the final in Russia, but they weren’t at the top of their level that day and they suffered the wrath of Luis Enrique’s side with goals scored by players like Saul, Sergio Ramos, Rodrigo, Marco Asensio, and Isco.Now that the situation will be reversed and Croatia will play as local, Suker believes there is a great chance for his side to get some sweet revenge even if manager Dalic already confirmed that his squad is not after such retaliation.This match looks like it will be very different compared to the last time they met, Suker is convinced that the World Cup runners-up have learned their lesson and they will take full advantage of their own stadium in Zagreb this Thursday.Suker: “Of course we want our revenge on Spain for that 6-0 drubbing in Elche” https://t.co/sg4k1RC5yr #NationsLeague #Croatia #Spain pic.twitter.com/OwDpf1hjm2— AS English (@English_AS) November 14, 2018Davor Suker is one of Croatia’s biggest football idols, he reached the World Cup semifinals back in the 1998 World Cup and was the tournament’s top scorer.The chairman offered an interview to Diario AS about the upcoming match, where he spoke about several topics but the main one was related mostly about the upcoming match that will start only a few hours from now.“Of course we feel disappointed after the result from the Elche match, where a lot of things didn’t go as planned and the final result was a defeat,” said Suker during the interview.“I’m convinced that the national team manager and the players are motivated to prove that such result was nothing but a bad day and that’s it, especially with what awaits us after the World Cup, this will be the first match we play with all the followers inside the stadium.”“I believe that we are going to have all the support from the fans who will be cheering from the stands inside the stadium.”La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Spain is one of the best national teams in the world and Luis Enrique is a great manager, this is why Spain playing great football again doesn’t surprise me at all,” he added.It was my pleasure to talk about football with: Zlatko Dalic Croatia National team coach-2018 FIFA World Cup-second place!Davor Šuker President of Croatia football1998 FIFA World Cup-third place and Golden Shoe!Robert Prosinečki Bosnia National team coach pic.twitter.com/cMe4IBeUhO— Matic Slavko (@slavko_matic) November 14, 2018“We are all expecting a wonderful match between two wonderful teams, and a game that has the potential of being a lot more exciting than the one we played in Elche,” continued the Croatia Football Federation president.“I believe the Croatian team has enough quality to confront this game, the same quality that manager Zlatko Dalic has demonstrated in Russia last summer.”“I consider that Croatian managers know our countrymen’s mentality much better, they also have a deeper knowledge of the characteristics that each of our players has and they can guide the squad in a better way,” he concluded.The match will take place at Maksimir Stadium in the city of Zagreb, it will be filled with a lively Croatian crowd that will commune with the players for the first time since they reached that historic final in the World Cup last summer.The Croatian Football Federation went through a banning process after UEFA punished them, they played the last match against England with a completely empty stadium. This match will start at 20:45 CET.AS: WIN OR WAIT• Spain will be in the final four if they win in Zagreb. If not, it depends on England vs. Croatia on Sunday• Suker: “We want to get revenge for the 6-0 in Elche.”• Benzema already accounts for 27% of Real Madrid’s goals – his 2nd best % pic.twitter.com/29JZlu6fEl— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome_) November 14, 2018Do you think Croatia will be able to get their revenge against Spain this Thursday? Please leave your opinion in the comment section down below.
WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Native Americans in South Florida came together this weekend to honor their heritage.Friday marked American Indian Day for the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, so on Saturday, a free annual event kicked off at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in West Miami-Dade.The festivities gave attendees a chance to experience a little bit of Native American culture. “It’s really a unique opportunity to see First Nations and have original culture up close, and get a better understanding of what it’s all about,” said one participant.Fun activities at the event included arts and crafts, carnival rides and airboat rides, along with musical guests and craft vendors.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Natalia FilevaTwitter [Representational Image]The co-owner and chairwoman of Russia’s S7 airlines legally known as PJSC Siberia Airlines, Natalia Fileva died in a private jet crash along with two others near Frankfurt in Germany on Sunday, March 31.The incident took place while the six-seater single-engine jet named The Epic-LT, en route Egelsbach airport from France crashed in a field while landing near the airport. The pilot and another Russian have been reported to be dead along with Fileva.According to the police, the aircraft was completely gutted due to the high impact of the crash. While the investigations are going on over the incident by the Russian and International authorities, the cause of the crash is yet to be ascertained.The private jet was flying from Cannes in France and disappeared from radars at 1322 GMT, according to data from a flight tracker Flighradar24, reports Reuters. The crashed private jet in which Natalia Fileva was flyingttwitterRussian and international authorities would investigate the crash and there was no information yet on what caused it, according to the airline, which is the main competitor of Russia’s No.1 carrier Aeroflot, adds the report.According to the DPA news agency, a police car racing to the crash site collided with another vehicle near the airport, killing two people inside the car and seriously injuring three police officers.The 55-year-old Fileva was a major shareholder of the second largest airline in the country with an estimated wealth of 600 million dollars. Her husband Vladislav Filev is the Chief Executive Officer of the S7 airlines.Founded in 1957 as the Tolmachevo united squadron, S7 airlines is the main competitor in Russia to Aeroflot. It has 96 aircraft that fly to 181 cities and towns in 26 countries.
Prothom Alo illustrationTwo minor girls have reportedly been raped in Jashore and Netrakona districts as sexual perversion has become an order of the day in this society, reports UNB.In Jashore, a five-year-old girl was violated allegedly by the friend of her father at Altapol village in Keshabpur upazila on Sunday.Police detained the accused, Nazrul Islam, 35, son of late Insar Ali of Bherchi village in the upazila.Quoting victim’s father, police said Nazrul came to their house on Sunday morning.At one stage, he took the minor girl to a nearby fish enclosure and violated her there.Hearing the victim’s screams, locals rushed in, caught Nazrul red-handed and gave him a good beating before handing him over to police, said Mohammad Shahin, officer-in-charge of Keshabpur police station.The girl is now undergoing treatment at Khulna Medical College Hospital.A case was filed with Keshabpur police station in this regard.In Netrakona, a teenage girl was violated by a neighbour at Dhanshira village in Durgapur upazila on Saturday.Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Durgapur police station, said the victim who used to work as a domestic help in the capital returned home recently.Saiqul Islam, 21, son of Dulal Mia of the village, stormed their house on Saturday noon and violated the girl when she was alone.Later, the mother of the victim filed a case in this regard.The victim was sent to Netrakona Modern Sadar Hospital, the OC said, adding that they were trying to arrest the accused.
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News | January 12, 2009 Varian’s Net Orders Grow 13 Percent in Q109 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more 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 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr 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 News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more January 12, 2009 – Varian Medical Systems said it estimates it will report net orders growth of 12-13 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2009 over the period last year with gains in all of its major businesses.Speaking to the financial community at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, Tim Guertin, president and CEO of Varian Medical Systems, said that compared to the year-ago quarter, net orders growth will approach 10 to 11 percent in the company’s Oncology Systems business, with a 15 to 16 percent increase in the international market and a 6 to 7 percent gain in North America. Compared to the year-ago period, net orders growth is estimated to be about 21 percent in Varian’s X-Ray Products business and about 15 percent in its Security and Inspection Products business.”While there is unprecedented volatility and uncertainty in this economic climate, the solid net orders growth in the first quarter gives us cautious optimism about the prospects for our businesses in 2009,” said Guertin.For more information: www.varian.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more
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Cambridge Consultants is applying deep learning, also known as artificial intelligence (AI), to high-resolution micro-ultrasound imaging to identify potential suspicious regions of tissue and inform urologists who may want to consider this additional data in their biopsy protocol. Early results show real promise, according to both companies.Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men in both the U.S. and the U.K. There is an urgent need for improved accuracy in the detection and diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancers. The current standard-of-care ultrasound, which guides prostatic needle biopsies that help to diagnose prostate cancer, yields a 30 percent false negative rate as the resolution of the ultrasound systems is insufficient to differentiate suspicious regions. As such, the prostate biopsies are usually delivered in a systematic, “blind” pattern.1The ExactVu micro-ultrasound platform allows urologists to harness “micro”-ultrasound’s near microscopic resolution in order to visualize suspicious regions and actually target their biopsies to those regions. Operating at 29 MHz, the micro-ultrasound provides a 300 percent improvement in resolution over conventional ultrasound.With Cambridge Consultants’ AI tools being able to interrogate the full ultrasound data set when correlated to pathology, the analysis should deliver improved accuracy and better characterization of suspicious regions. The machine learning approach being applied is faster and less computationally intensive than traditional statistical approaches; this may ultimately form the backbone of a commercially-viable software application. Early results from proof of concept testing show significant promise, even with relatively limited data sets, according to the company.The current work on prostate cancer is the latest output from Cambridge Consultants’ Digital Greenhouse2, an experimental environment where data scientists and engineers explore and develop machine learning and deep learning techniques. The Digital Greenhouse aims to ensure that deep learning is potent beyond the huge online datasets that have powered advances to date. Recent work has focused on applying deep learning in areas where massive datasets are unavailable. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Quebec director working on Celine Dion biopic with support of singer’s family Another Celine Dion biopic is in the works.A publicist has confirmed that Quebec director Marc-Andre Lavoie is set to oversee the English-language film, “Celine Before Celine,” tracking Dion’s rise to musical superstardom.The feature, slated for a 2020 production, has been sanctioned by Dion’s family, according to the Hollywood Reporter, who first revealed the plans. Her nephew, Jimmy Dion, is signed on as a screenwriter, and the singer’s mother has given filmmakers access to records about her upbringing in Charlemagne, Que.While the “My Heart Will Go On” powerhouse has long lent her vocals to movie soundtracks, it seems recently her life is providing plenty of fodder for the big screen.Last month, Variety reported that French studio Gaumont is working on a fictional “homage” to Dion called “The Power of Love,” set for release in 2020.According to the Hollywood entertainment trade, the film will follow a young Canadian woman who sings her way from humble origins to international celebrity, then is shaken by the death of the love of her life and champion of her career. In 2008, CBC aired a TV biopic about Dion’s early career and romance with manager Rene Angelil, who was three times the age of the 13-year-old singer when they met. Their relationship blossomed into a love affair when Dion reached adulthood, and the two were married for more than two decades before Angelil’s death in 2016.The Canadian Press by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 22, 2019 12:30 pm PDT Celine Dion poses in the press room at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision – Richard Shotwell