Will do best to ensure no harm comes to pride honour of

first_imgNew Delhi: Lauding the heroes of the Kargil war, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said he will do his best to ensure that no harm comes to the pride and honour of the soldiers.Addressing a gathering of war veterans, Kargil war widows and others at an event held here to commemorate 20 years of Operation Vijay, Singh said, “Whatever we can do to honour our martyrs is less. We honour them and salute the war widows present here. We feel proud of our soldiers.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He also shared his experiences of visiting Drass on Saturday, where he paid homage to fallen soldiers at the Kargil War Memorial. “I can only say this from my side that I will do my best and whatever is possible to ensure that no harm comes to the honour, pride and esteem of our jawans,” the defence minister said to a thunderous applause. He also said a man could compromise with other things, but not with his pride and honour. “That pride (‘swabhiman’) could be personal, social or nationalistic (‘rashtriya swabhiman’). It was with this sense of pride that 18-year-olds and 20-year-olds had embraced the gallows during the freedom struggle,” Singh said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KDuring his Kargil visit, he was given a detailed presentation on Operation Vijay, the defence minister said. Operation Vijay was the name given to India’s limited war against Pakistan after the neighbouring country infiltrated in 1999. “I was told about the extraordinary valour and indomitable and fearless spirit of our soldiers, who climbed high-altitude peaks despite knowing that they could be shot from the above by the enemy. And they eventually got the victory for us in Kargil,” Singh said. The defence minister also felicitated the war widows present on the occasion, including those who lost their husbands in the Kargil conflict or in any attack this year.last_img read more

Teens cause 20000 damage at uncontrolled house party in BC police

first_imgWEST VANCOUVER, B.C. – What police are describing as an “uncontrolled” house party in West Vancouver has caused about $20,000 in damage after a teenaged girl rented the home online.West Vancouver police say the owners of the house do not want to pursue criminal charges and the family of the girl who rented it have agreed to cover the cost.Police say in a news release they were called to the home on Friday just after 8:30 p.m. when they found about 200 teens “flooding out of the residence.”After establishing that no one was injured or in need of medical attention, police say they learned a 14-year-old girl had booked the home through the unauthorized use of a parent’s credit card.Police say walls, furniture and artwork were smashed and they are asking anyone who might be able to identify those directly responsible for the damage to contact them.last_img read more

Reliance Communications pays Rs 45877 cr to Ericsson Sources

first_imgNew Delhi: Racing against time to meet the Supreme Court’s deadline, Reliance Communications (RCom) has paid Rs 458.77 crore of dues to Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson, according to sources. Failure to cough up the dues would have meant that RCom Chairman Anil Ambani would have faced a 3-month jail term. Observing there was a ‘wilful default’, the Supreme Court last month held Ambani guilty of contempt of court and ordered the debt-laden company to clear the dues to Ericsson within four weeks or face a 3-month jail term. A source in the know said RCom has paid Rs 458.7 crore to Ericsson as per the SC directive, but did not divulge details. However, Ericsson could not be reached for comments.last_img read more

Mahindas military security removed and replaced with police

“As security deteriorates, how can Govt justify removing Army protection of @PresRajapaksa-only #SriLanka leader to end brutal terrorist war?” Namal Rajapaksa tweeted.The joint opposition had raised concerns over Nation security after a suicide jacket and explosives were found in the North recently. (Colombo Gazette) The military security provided to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been removed and replaced with police security.Rajapaksa’s son Namal Rajapaksa said the Government cannot justify the decision to remove the military security provided to the former President. read more

General Assembly adopts convention on electronic communications in contracting

The new Convention, approved on Wednesday, will assure companies and traders worldwide that contracts negotiated electronically are as valid and enforceable as traditional paper-based transactions. The provisions deal with such issues as determining a party’s location in an electronic environment; the time and place of dispatch and receipt of electronic communications and the use of automated message systems for contract formation.Other provisions contain criteria establishing functional equivalence between electronic communications and paper documents, including “original” paper documents, and between electronic authentication methods and hand-written signatures.The UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group on Electronic Commerce prepared the document from 2002 to late 2004 and adopted it at its 38th Session in Vienna, Austria, in July.The Convention complements and builds upon earlier instruments prepared by UNCITRAL, the core legal body of the UN system in the field of international trade law, including the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce and the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Signatures.The Convention will be open for signature by all States at UN Headquarters from next 16 January to 16 January 2008. A signature event could take place during UNCITRAL’s 39th session in New York next year, from 19 June to 7 July, to promote State participation. read more

Fungi gave this American couple in Dingle an awful fright

first_imgDINGLE’S MOST FAMOUS resident gave an unsuspecting American couple the fright of their lives yesterday while they were out kayaking.Irish Adventures’ Noel O’Leary, who had brought the couple out to paddle around, snapped the photo of the wise old dolphin.Speaking to TheJournal.ie he said Fungi jumped out of the water “all of a sudden” giving the tourists “a good shock”.O’Leary said the couple were “laughing away afterwards” and gave credit to Fungi for “keeping the tourists entertained” for three decades.“He’s so old now, so every year with him is a bonus,” he added.Related: Look how old and wise Fungi is now…>Read: Lucky people get up close and personal with Fungi the Dolphin>last_img read more

Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle

first_img Source: euronews (in English)/YouTube“The result is satisfactory. Now it’s up to Bank how much she can recover,” said Pasakorn Briksawan, one of the surgical team. While recovering in Chulalongkorn University’s animal hospital, the turtle will be on a liquid diet for the next two weeks.Bank was brought to veterinarians by the navy, which found her ailing in her seaside hometown. Bank Source: Sakchai Lalit/APIt was only after a detailed 3D scan that veterinarians pinpointed the weighty and unexpected problem. As well as the coins they also found two fish hooks, which were also removed.Public raised money The surgery team leader said that when she discovered the cause of the turtle’s agony she was furious.“I felt angry that humans, whether or not they meant to do it or if they did it without thinking, had caused harm to this turtle,” Nantarika Chansue, head of Chulalongkorn University’s veterinary medical aquatic animal research centre, said.Thai media began publicising the turtle’s tale last month after she was found, and in response, some 15,000 baht (about €400) in donations was raised from the public to pay for her surgery.Read: Fury in France over ‘degrading’ Saint Laurent ad campaignRead: A writer for the London Times has questioned Ireland’s ‘tenuous claim to nationhood’ By Associated Press Tuesday 7 Mar 2017, 12:33 PM http://jrnl.ie/3274813 Share107 Tweet Email1 Mar 7th 2017, 12:33 PM 12,273 Views center_img Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle People had thrown the coins into her pool for good luck. 18 Comments Source: Sakchai Lalit/APTOSSING COINS INTO a fountain for luck is a popular superstition, but a similar belief brought misery to a turtle in Thailand from whom doctors have removed 915 coins.Veterinarians in Bangkok yesterday operated on the 25-year-old female green sea turtle nicknamed Bank, whose indigestible diet was a result of many tourists seeking good fortune by tossing coins into her pool over many years in the eastern town of Sri Racha.Many Thais believe that throwing coins on turtles will bring longevity.Typically, a green sea turtle has a lifespan of around 80 years, Roongroje Thanawongnuwech, dean of Chulalongkorn University’s veterinary faculty, said. It is listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The coins in a tray after surgery Source: Sakchai Lalit/APThe loose change eventually formed a heavy ball in her stomach weighing 5kg (11 pounds). The weight cracked the turtle’s ventral shell, causing a life-threatening infection.Five surgeons from Chulalongkorn University’s veterinary faculty patiently removed the coins over four hours while Bank”was under general anesthesia. The stash was too big to take out through the 10cm (four inch) incision they had made, so it had to be removed a few coins at a time. Many of them had corroded or partially dissolved.last_img read more

6000 bags of rubbish were illegally dumped in Dublins inner city last

first_img File photo of rubbish Image: RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/4078882 8,554 Views Share5 Tweet Email4 6,000 bags of rubbish were illegally dumped in Dublin’s inner city last year Already this year, eight fines have been given out to people identified after council staff searched rubbish bags. Image: RollingNews.ie Streets inspected: 2,432Bags collected: 6,147Bags investigated: 5,931Bags stickered: 514Fines: 242In an effort to continue targeting illegal dumping, DCC’s central area department has started a new anti-dumping campaign in “key areas” in the city centre. As part of this, targeted streets will be searched and collated.Temporary signage will put in the areas to let people know that DCC operatives are operating there (see photo below).So far this year, eight fines have been issued to people due to evidence found in bags. Last year, the litter warden service carried out surveys on over 4,702 properties in the central area and 2,080 advisory notices were issued to non-compliant addresses.Due to demand from public representatives, city councillors, residents, community groups and business owners over illegal dumping and littering, Dublin City Council identified numerous black spots in a mapping exercise.CCTV was considered in an effort to identify the pattern of dumping at these locations and so that fines could be issued where possible.Each year the council erects 26 cameras in multiple areas of the central area in Dublin.As part of its campaign, DCC used the images of the unknown people, along with the area office contact details, to advise persons that:If you dump illegally, we will look for you, we will find you… and we will prosecute you.The area office was contacted by a person featured in the poster shortly after it was put up.‘Extremely poor’Dublin’s North Inner City has been graded extremely poor in the Irish Businesses Against Litter (IBAL) reports in recent years. In 2017, the North Inner City achieved a ranking of 37 in the Town/City category and given a status of ‘littered’.IBAL said that while still littered, Dublin’s North Inner City recorded its best ever performance since it was first surveyed in 2011.“An Taisce noted an absence of littered blackspots or seriously littered sites in the North Inner City. A starting point on the road to cleanliness is to concentrate on very bad sites and there are signs the Council are doing this,” saidIBAL’s Conor Horgan. 46 Comments File photo of rubbish Jun 20th 2018, 6:16 AM Short URL FROM 2012 TO 2018, Dublin City Council has dealt with over 14,000 cases of illegal dumping complaints related to one part of the capital.During that six-year time period, the Central Area Department dealt with 14,148 unique cases of illegal dumping complaints, in addition to 1,605 recorded fix your street incidents (where people can flag incidents via the Fix Your Street site), council documents seen by TheJournal.ie show.In 2017 alone, Dublin City Council (DCC)’s litter warden service dealt with and collected over 6,000 bags of illegally dumped waste. Already this year, eight fines have been doled out to people who were identified after council staff searched illegally dumped rubbish.The figures for 1 January – 31 May 2018 show: Streets inspected: 841Bags collected: 2,400Bags investigated: 2,804Bags stickered: 226Fines: 122The figures for the 12 months of 2017 show: Wednesday 20 Jun 2018, 6:15 AM By Aoife Barrylast_img read more

Tainted food leads to death of Washougal womans dog

first_imgWASHOUGAL — Nikki Mael wanted to give her dogs a treat.It was New Year’s Eve, and one of her dogs, Tinkerbell, had just had surgery to remove a cyst from her bladder, so Mael, 43, of Washougal went to the pet store and bought them Evanger’s Hunk of Beef dog food. Within 15 minutes of eating the food, her four pugs — Tinkerbell, 3, Tank, 10, Tito, 2, and Talula, 12 — and her daughter’s dog, Pedro, 10, started acting odd, Mael said. The dogs were walking around like they were drunk, Mael said, bumping into things. Mael scooped the dogs up and put them in the car. They were breathing but otherwise unresponsive, she said. She took them to Columbia River Veterinary Specialists at around 8 p.m. and stayed there until 10 a.m. the following morning. She left to grab some things from home, but when she returned the doctor told her there was no hope for Talula, and they had to put her down. “She was the boss,” Mael said of Talula. “She made sure everybody was OK. She was the leader of the pack. I think they miss her. They walk around the house looking for her.”The other four dogs are home now and back to their energetic selves, jumping up to greet visitors and climbing over Mael while she sits on the couch. Tito had multiple seizures after eating the food and is still on seizure medication, Mael said. After hearing about Talula’s death, Evanger’s, based in Wheeling, Ill., had other cans of dog food from the same lot tested, but nothing turned up.last_img read more

David Wagner leaves Huddersfield by mutual consent

first_imgDavid Wagner has left Huddersfield by mutual consent with the club bottom of the Premier League, Sky Sports reports.Wagner joined Huddersfield Town as coach in November 2015 following the departure of Chris Powell.He also came along with his Borussia Dortmund friend Christoph Bühler to be his assistant at Huddersfield. In the summer of 2016, Wagner reinforced the club with acquisistion of 13 players from across the continent.FC Schalke 04 v FC Bayern Muenchen - BundesligaMatch Preview: Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – August 24, 2019 Bayern Munich travel to Gelsenkirchen for their first away game of the 2019-20 Bundesliga campaign.Some of the players include Danny Ward, Chris Löwe, and Aaron Mooy and whom Wagner took on a bonding tour of Sweden, where they had to survive with only basic equipment for a few days after which the bond was assumed to have given the team success in early 2016-2017.They visited Austria and returned with two clean sheets in matches against Bundesliga sides Werder Bremen and FC Ingolstadt. Huddersfield entered top of the table at the start September 2017, securing a win at St James’ Park against Newcastle United.Wagner has received praises for his achievements in keeping Huddersfield in the Premier League at the end of the 2017–18 season.last_img read more

Study finds senior centers unprepared for booming senior population

first_imgStudy finds senior centers unprepared for booming senior population August 26, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 26, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A report released today by the San Diego Seniors Community Foundation found that the network of senior centers in the county may be unprepared for the growth of the region’s senior population over the next decade.The foundation visited and analyzed data from the 28 senior centers around the county and seven community centers that serve seniors to prepare the report, which is intended to identify challenges facing local senior centers and how to fix them before the county’s senior population explodes.Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, people over age 65 number nearly 470,000 and make up nearly 14% of the county’s population of 3.3 million. By 2030, county residents aged 60 or older could number more than one million.“This influx will strain the already fragile network of existing services for seniors, increasing the risk of social isolation and many other concerns,” said SDSCF Board Chair Ted Chan. “Society is not ready to deal with the reality that the national and local infrastructure is inadequate and ill-equipped to effectively serve a burgeoning senior population.”The report found that a majority of senior centers and in need of repairs and many are underfunded. According to the report, 21 of the 28 senior centers surveyed were built at least 30 years ago. In addition, many senior centers are understaffed, six have no full-time staff members and 20 are overseen by only one or two full-time employees.Various external factors like housing affordability and language barriers have also hampered senior centers’ ability to serve older residents. Seniors often have difficulty arranging transportation to and from their local senior center and the facilities themselves are often unable to provide transportation due to shoestring budgets, according to the report.“The objective of this report is to call out and inspire community leaders, politicians and philanthropists to take action now and create solutions to improve and enrich the lives of San Diego’s older adults,” said foundation President and CEO Bob Kelly.One potential solution to accommodate the growing senior population is an emphasis on philanthropy, according to the foundation. Nationally, roughly 2% of philanthropic money is donated to senior programs, a rate that has stayed stagnant for the last two decades, according to the report.The foundation also recommends partnerships with local healthcare foundations and hospital systems as potential funding sources, and the formation of a conference of local senior center leaders to discuss local strategies to accommodate the senior population.The SDSCF published the report with grant funding from the Gary and Mary West Foundation. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Grand View Media Takes Over Operations of Shooting Sports Retailer

first_imgGrand View Media Group, a consumer, b-to-b and custom publisher in the outdoor market, has taken over management of Shooting Sports Retailer magazine, including all editorial, management, accounting, sales, production and circulation operations for the bi-monthly title and its digital products. “Because we already have numerous outdoor titles, including Archery Business, a b-to-b magazine for archery retailers, it was a natural progression for us to go after firearms retailers,” says Grand View general manager Barry Lovette.Grand View Media, a Birmingham, Alabama-based subsidiary of international information services and publishing company EBSCO Industries, publishes fifteen titles including the custom Cabela’s Outfitter Journal and consumer magazines Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme and Waterfowl & Retriever. While terms have not been disclosed, and Lovette has declined to comment on any financial arrangements or plans to buy the magazine, it is not uncommon for such deals to include a purchase option. In 2010, Active Interest Media entered into an agreement with enthusiast publisher Skram to manage its operations with an option to acquire the company in three years.last_img read more

As Ola Uber drivers strike over withdrawal of incentives Jugnoo rides into

first_imgAuto-rickshaw service-provider Jugnoo on Sunday (February 12) entered a new segment — which is dominated largely by Uber and Ola — by launching cab services in Gurugram. SoCoMo Technologies, which runs Jugnoo, will soon expand the Jugnoo Cabs services to other cities, the Mint reported. SBI considering cyber liability insurance to protect customers from online fraudThe move comes as drivers working with online taxi aggregators Uber and Ola have disrupted services in Delhi for the past three days and are expected to expand their strikes to other major cities like Bengaluru and Chennai. Alleging withdrawal of their incentives by both Ola and Uber, approximately 50,000 drivers in Bengaluru, 25,000 drivers in Hyderabad and about 5,000 drivers in Chennai are reportedly planning a strike on Wednesday (February 15). “We are focusing on a strike across major cities in South India. The minimum Rs 1 lakh monthly revenue promised to us in the beginning doesn’t exceed Rs 30,000 now, and many drivers have to pay at least Rs 16,000-18,000 on EMIs,” Tanveer Pasha, president of Ola, TaxiForSure and Uber (OTU) Drivers’ Union in Bengaluru, told the Economic Times. In India, Bengaluru is the largest market for both Uber and Ola, accounting for about one-third of their combined business of around 1,50,000 taxis. Meanwhile, Jugnoo expects the taxi drivers to move to its platform following the withdrawal of drivers’ incentives by Ola and Uber. However, it said fares on its platform will be higher than those offered by Ola and Uber. In July 2015, Chandigarh-based hyperlocal marketplace Jugnoo had acquired Mumbai-based taxi aggregator BookMyCab, which at that time operated a fleet of 2,000 cabs in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. The acquisition provided Jugnoo a platform to expand and launch its services in Mumbai. Currently, it covers 40 cities with about 12,000 auto-rickshaws on its platform. Last month, Jugnoo launched Menus, which enables customers to order food from top restaurants and quick-service restaurants (QSR) in their city, empanelled with menus. The company is geared up to start operations in Noida, Gurugram, Indore, Chandigarh and Jaipur, and later launch Menus across all locations in India where it has a presence.last_img read more

Former NSI DG arrested in case over crimes against humanity

first_imgTribunalA former director general of National Security Intelligence (NSI) and Department of Immigration and Passports was arrested on Tuesday as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 issued arrest warrant against him. Mohammad Wahidul Haque, 69, was arrested from his Baridhara house in the capital at 12.30 pm soon after Tribunal-1 issued arrest warrant against him.”Haque was an adjutant with 29th Cavalry Regiment in Pakistan army at Rangpur Cantonment. On 28 March 1971, Pakistani army gunned down 500 to 600 Bengalis and Santals in Rangpur, using machineguns on top of four military jeeps. Haque was in charge of the first vehicle as the sole Bengali officer who was still free to roam around,” senior prosecutor Tureen Afroz told BSS.”Haque and his associates didn’t stop there. They brutally charged bayonet on the injured and later burnt them to death. Haque left for Pakistan in April 1971 and returned to the country in 1974. He was made Superintendant of Police in 1976. He was made acting director general of NSI in 1996-97 and later became the DG of passports,” Tureen added.Meanwhile, investigation officer Motiur Rahman said the accused will be produced before the tribunal tomorrow (Wednesday).”A complaint was lodged against him on 5 December 2016, and we are investigating the case based on the complaint. He is very influential and was trying to influence the probe. So, for the sake of proper investigation, we needed to put him behind the bars,” said the senior investigator.last_img read more

Anderson Concedes Harris County District Attorneys Race

first_img 00:00 /00:56 Ed MayberryDevon Anderson concedes. Incumbent District Attorney Devon Anderson conceded the hotly-contest race just before ten Tuesday night. “Thank you. It has been my honor to be district attorney. I feel that we have changed the landscape of criminal justice, and what we have done is going to last for many, many years to come,” she said. Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016 Anderson’s statement to her supporters at the Houston Police Union Headquarters was short. She said the DA’s office will not significantly change, even as its leadership changes. “Prosecution is a calling. It’s a calling to seek justice, and it does not change with who the district attorney is. So please keep doing what you’re doing. Please keep making us proud every day. Please keep fighting for justice,” she said.  Anderson came under fire after trial prosecutors in her office had jailed a rape victim in general population for almost a month to ensure she would testify against her attacker. X center_img Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Shedding light on an interstellar gas Researchers derive theoretical spectrum of H2CO

first_img Molecules on a string, and why size isn’t the only thing that matters for data storage Explore further (Phys.org) — One of the more frustrating problems in studying space and the universe is the fact that it’s made up of mostly hydrogen molecules that in the cold confines of space, are impossible to see. Perhaps even more frustrating is that researchers have known for some time that if they could get a handle on H2-CO molecules, they could very well get a better idea of how hydrogen molecules are organized because they come about when the two elementary molecules interact. Unfortunately, because the spin or rotation existent in such molecules is greater than the vibration produced by its components, the spectral images produced have been very nearly impossible to decipher. Now however, a team of researchers has figured out a way to interpret such images using sophisticated computer calculations and have written a paper describing their results and have had it published in the journal Science. Citation: Shedding light on an interstellar gas: Researchers derive theoretical spectrum of H2-CO (2012, June 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-interstellar-gas-derive-theoretical-spectrum.html More information: Theory Untangles the High-Resolution Infrared Spectrum of the ortho-H2-CO van der Waals Complex, Science 1 June 2012: Vol. 336 no. 6085 pp. 1147-1150. DOI: 10.1126/science.1221000ABSTRACTRovibrational spectroscopy of molecules boasts extremely high precision, but its usefulness relies on the assignment of spectral features to corresponding quantum mechanical transitions. In the case of ortho-H2-CO, a weakly bound complex abundant in the interstellar medium (although not yet observed there), the rather complex spectrum has been unexplained for more than a decade. We assigned this spectrum by comparison with a purely ab initio calculation. For most lines, agreement to within 0.01 centimeter−1 between experiment and theory was achieved. Our results show that the applicability of rovibrational spectroscopy can be extended with the assistance of high-accuracy quantum mechanical computations. © 2012 Phys.Org H2-CO molecules come about when hydrogen molecules (H2) and carbon monoxide molecules (CO) interact; past researchers have found that their interaction is weak, with the resulting molecule acting more like a duel molecule than a separate new one. Once the two molecules combine they wind up with one of two kinds of spin around the two nuclei: aligned in the same direction, known as an “ortho” state, or not, known as a “para” state. The new molecule also has an internal vibration of course. In this new research, the team studied H2-CO molecules in their “ortho” state because more of them are generally seen in space.What intrigues space researchers though is evidence that H2-CO molecules come about in space when the two elementary molecules meet, which by inference would lead scientists to the H2 that they actually want to study.Sadly, trying to decipher the spectral signature of H2-CO has been stymied by the fact that such molecules have the peculiar property of having their vibrations overrun their spin, which is what researchers look for when studying imagery from space. Because of this, researchers have not been able to use H2-CO to study just H2. Now however, it appears that work by a team of researchers using sophisticated calculations on a computer to find the precise quantum mechanical alterations that each atom in the new molecule has undergone, has resulted in findings that match the properties of H2-CO, thereby giving researchers a better picture of how vibration and spin work within the molecules, which, by extension, should give researchers studying the far reaches of space a much better idea of what to look for. Journal information: Science This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Xmas tree made out of discarded CDs

first_imgLe Méridien, New Delhi reaffirmed its commitment to creating a balance between economy and ecology by putting up a unique Christmas tree made of waste materials.The 25-feet tall Christmas tree has been expertly made out of discarded CDs which have been collected from the several departments of the hotel and also contributions from conscientious guests who care about the environment. Fashioned out of about 3000 CDs, this special tree is a strong symbol of the hotel’s motto of managing e-waste and also adhering to the principle of ‘Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.’ Together with the joys of ushering in the Christmas spirit with the lighting of the Christmas tree, guests were taken on a fascinating adventure into the world of chocolates with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, inspired by the 1971 American classic musical fantasy film. Master Chefs engaged children with chocolate making and chocolate decorations at the Chocolate Factory.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Children were also given an opportunity to put down their wish list on specially designed post cards which they could write to Santa Claus and  drop in a red coloured post box made especially for  this purpose. All letters will be sent to the Santa Claus’ village in Rovaniemi, Lapland in Finland. With mulled wine, special Christmas cake, a unique tree and Willy Wonka’s chocolate adventures, Le Meridien New Delhi kick starts the Christmas festivities with elan.last_img read more

President Trump blasts LaVar Ball on Twitter regrets getting LiAngelo out of

first_img Advertisement White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino ripped LaVar on Twitter yesterday, which probably got the President’s antennas up.Wannabe @Lakers coach, BIG MOUTH @Lavarbigballer knows if it weren’t for President @realDonaldTrump, his son would be in China for a long, long, long time! #FACT https://t.co/j2GcY7F4f9— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) November 18, 2017There’s so much wrong with this situation on all sides. LaVar Ball sounds like a jerk for not being gracious for the President’s role in getting his son out of potentially serious jail time in China, but it’s also low rent for the President to be responding to some loud mouth basketball dad in any way, or tweeting impulsively in general.One thing’s for sure, this feud isn’t over yet. LaVar Ball just had a massive free marketing opportunity fall into his lap. You think he’s gonna let it go? Hell no. Stay tuned. Donald Trump has Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin to worry about, but today on Twitter, The President of the United States went on the attack against LaVar Ball, after Ball made comments downplaying Trump’s role in securing the release and return of his son, LiAngelo, following his arrest in China for boosting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store.“What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” – LaVar BallA pissed off Trump took to the Twitter machine to take a direct shot at Ball, and express his regret for getting his son out of potentially serious jail time in China.Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017last_img read more

Planmed Clarity 2D Digital Mammography System Receives FDA Approval

first_img Image courtesy of Imago Systems Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Mammography | January 08, 2018 Planmed Clarity 2-D Digital Mammography System Receives FDA Approval Full field digital mammography system supports diagnostic work-up exams and biopsy procedures in addition to screening mammograms News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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 Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… 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 | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. January 8, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an approval letter for the Planmed Clarity 2-D full-field digital mammography (FFDM) system on Dec. 28, 2017, the company announced. The Planmed Clarity 2-D system is a digital mammography system that provides high image quality, optimal ergonomics and excellent usability for breast cancer screenings, according to the company. In addition to screening mammograms, the system supports diagnostic work-up examinations and biopsy procedures.Planmed said the functional design of the unit guarantees optimal ergonomics for both the radiographer and the patient. The compact design relieves patient anxiety, and the flexible compression paddle adapts to patients of all sizes, making the patient experience comfortable and relaxed.Additional features include customizable image processing options and a stable digital detector for working in extreme conditions, such as humid environments or mobile clinic installations.For more information: www.planmed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Related Content Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more read morelast_img read more

CFPB Deputy Draws Fire with IllTimed Criticisms

first_img Compliance Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Customer Satisfaction Regulation 2014-02-21 Krista Franks Brock in Commentary, Featured, Government, News, Servicing Share February 21, 2014 661 Views center_img CFPB Deputy Draws Fire with ‘Ill-Timed’ Criticisms After Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Deputy Director Steven Antonakes decried mortgage servicers for not doing enough to mend the industry after the recent housing crisis, one industry leader called his comments “inflammatory and without benefit to the audience.”Ed Delgado, president and CEO of the Five Star Institute, believes the deputy director’s remarks are not only ill-timed but also counterproductive.Speaking before an audience of Mortgage Bankers Association members Wednesday, Antonakes said he is “deeply disappointed by the lack of progress the mortgage servicing industry has made” and added that “too many customers continue to receive erratic and unacceptable treatment.”Near the end of his speech, Antonakes said, “My message to you is a tough one. I don’t expect a standing ovation when I leave.”However, Delgado suggests Antonakes’ message was more than simply unpopular with its direct audience. Since the speaking engagement, Antonakes’ remarks have been picked up and reiterated by media outlets across the nation, sending a message to consumers that the industry has not improved and their financial futures are not secure. Not all agree.Sending this message “at a time when collaboration and cooperation are critical to the industry—not just to servicers but also to homeowners who need to have confidence in those responsible for managing their mortgages—is simply irresponsible—with little merit,” Delgado said.In spite of Antonakes’ “deep disappointment,” the industry has completed more than 6.8 million loan modifications since 2007, according to HOPE NOW, a private-sector industry alliance. Foreclosures have retreated drastically; REOs are back at pre-crisis levels; and the market is stabilizing.Furthermore, while Antonakes points to the 4,900 mortgage complaints the CFPB receives each month, this amount is “diminutive when placed in context with the nearly 80 million mortgages currently in service across the U.S. market,” Delgado said. In fact, this translates to complaints on 0.006 percent of mortgages.”To chastise an audience of mortgage servicers without conceding their enormous efforts as well as the impact of federal government programs is both inaccurate and negligent,” Delgado said. Referencing Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) popular quote about Dodd-Frank’s Volckner Rule, Delgado said “given the remarks of Mr. Antonakes, it appears that the CFPB is a solution in search of a problem.”Disclosure: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of MReport and theMReport.com. The views expressed here do not reflect those of the editorial staff.last_img read more