Firm on Brexit Johnson warns rebels to fall in line

first_imgLondon: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday issued a stark warning to rebels within his own Conservative Party to fall in line with his Brexit plans or risk a government led by Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. The warning came amid reports of secret government plans to de-select Tory MPs who vote against Johnson in order to block a no-deal Brexit, as Opposition MPs plan urgent legislation to be tabled when the UK Parliament resumes after its summer recess next Tuesday. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe urgency follows Johnson’s announcement to suspend Parliament from the week of September 9 until October 14, depriving MPs of crucial sitting days in which to scrutinise Brexit plans and triggering street protests by thousands across the UK on Saturday against what has been branded a “coup” by the British Prime Minister. “Jeremy Corbyn has made a historic decision to turn his party into the anti-democratic, referendum-cancelling party. That’s his decision. I think it’s totally wrong,” Johnson told ‘The Sunday Times’. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”I just say to everybody in the country, including everyone in Parliament, the fundamental choice is this. Are you going to side with Jeremy Corbyn and those who want to cancel the referendum; are you going to side with those who want to scrub the democratic verdict of the people and plunge this country into chaos? Or are you going to side with those of us who want to get on, deliver on the mandate of the people and focus with absolute, laser-like precision on the domestic agenda. That’s the choice,” he said. The UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), with or without an agreement in place, by October 31 after the June 2016 referendum in favour of Brexit. Johnson took charge at Downing Street in July with a “do or die” pledge on Brexit, demanding that the EU re-consider the controversial Irish backstop before any withdrawal agreement can be finalised for the so-called divorce. However, the EU has remained firm on what it believes is a non-negotiable insurance policy against a post-Brexit hard border between EU member-country Ireland and UK territory Northern Ireland. “The one thing that could undermine the UK’s ability to negotiate would be Brussels thinking there’s some chance that the referendum could be cancelled and that Brexit could be blocked,” Johnson said, in a warning to MPs finalising legislation to block a no-deal chaotic Brexit. “The people who claim to be campaigning against no deal are making no deal more likely. That’s the problem,” he claimed. Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Kier Starmer disagreed with this stance, saying legislation was essential to prevent a damaging Brexit. “The legislation is intended to ensure we don’t leave without a deal, that will require an extension. The length of the extension is secondary, frankly. We have simply got to stop us leaving without a deal,” said Starmer. And, the EU’s lead Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier once again categorically rejected Johnson’s demands for the Irish backstop to be scrapped. Writing in ‘The Sunday Telegraph’, Barnier said: “On the EU side, we had intense discussions with EU member states on the need to guarantee the integrity of the EU’s single market, while keeping that border fully open. “In this sense, the backstop is the maximum amount of flexibility that the EU can offer to a non-member state.” The clash over Brexit is set to dominate next week once Parliament resumes after its customary summer recess on Tuesday. With Johnson allowing only a few sitting days before suspension the following week, the Opposition MPs are plotting frenzied moves to ensure immediate action. Meanwhile, thousands of protesters took to the streets over the weekend for coordinated “Stop the Coup” demonstrations against the Parliament suspension confirmed earlier in the week. Protests were held in more than 30 towns and cities across the UK, including Edinburgh, Belfast, Cambridge, Exeter, Nottingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. Parts of central London were brought to a standstill, as people chanted: “Boris Johnson, shame on you”. They also staged a sit-down protest on the roads around Trafalgar Square, before marching to Buckingham Palace shouting: “Whose democracy? Our democracy.”last_img read more

Algerian Press Agency Makes Unsubstantiated Claim Polisario Had Official Meeting with

Rabat – The Algerian press agency APS has claimed that Horst Köhler, the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy to Western Sahara, had held an “official meeting” Thursday with the Polisario Front’s UN representatives.However, it appears that calling the encounter a “meeting” was a stretch, considering its participants and the lack of substantial discussion that occurred.The agency said that a Polisario delegation was led by the Mhamed Khedad, the organization’s coordinator with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The so-called “meeting,” the state-run Algerian press agency said, took place in the presence of Ahmed Boukhari, Polisario’s representative to the UN. The discussion, said the agency, provided a chance “to exchange points of view and information” about the UN process, “ahead of achieving a just and lasting solution that guarantees the unalienable right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination.”“On this occasion, the Polisario Front reiterated that is ready to cooperate with the UN Secretary General’s Envoy to solve the Sahrawi question,” said the agency.The claim that this was an “official meeting” is belied by various facts, many revealed by APS itself.First, the “meeting” was not reported on the UN’s website, suggesting that no meaningful exchange took place.Further, as APS affirmed, the Polisario delegation was headed by the organization’s coordinator with MINURSO, rather than the permanent representative. APS did not explain, however, how the MINURSO coordinator had the authority to lead an “official meeting” between a Polisario delegation and the UN Envoy.Another striking feature is that the news was not reported even by Polisario-run media. While the official press agency of Algeria, the main backer of Polisario, presented the encounter as a previously coordinated meeting, Polisario itself apparently did not judge the incident newsworthy.The Algerian agency’s dispatch did not mention anything the Western Sahara envoy said to his interlocutors, which suggests that the encounter was brief. The piece merely noted that Kohler had substituted Christopher Ross as the Secretary General’s Envoy.The Moroccan online media outlet le360 reported the Kohler was approached by the Polisario members inside the UN’s meeting room. read more

UK Conservatives slam Theresa Mays crossparty Brexit talks

LONDON — Britain’s pro-Brexit Conservatives are protesting angrily against Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to seek the opposition party’s help in finding a compromise Brexit agreement.May acknowledged Saturday that, despite her best efforts to persuade lawmakers to back her European Union divorce deal, “there is no sign it can be passed in the near future.” She said there was no choice but to reach out to the opposition Labour Party. Otherwise, she says, Brexit could “slip through our fingers” unless a compromise alternative can be reached with Labour lawmakers.But leading Conservative Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg on Sunday slammed May’s move to include Labour in the Brexit talks, and blamed her for failing to take Britain out of the EU already.Three days of cross-party talks so far have ended with no agreement.The Associated Press

Latvia and Switzerland press the case for UN reform

Speaking on the opening day of the General Assembly’s annual general debate, where dozens of heads of State or government have gathered, Mr. Berzinš underlined that the UN is “the only truly global, universal international organization.”But he said the UN “must change and adapt to the new realities in order to deliver the best results and sustain its influence. The revitalization of the General Assembly and reforming of other principal organs is essential for the UN in order to keep pace with the modern realities in the world and to make the whole work of the UN more effective.”The President said reform of the 15-member Council, where five countries have a permanent right of veto, is much needed.Mr. Berzinš also said overall reform would allow for better budgetary discipline within the Organization and for a fairer distribution of contributions and expenses among the UN’s 193 Member States.“In the context of the global economic slowdown, we welcome the initiative of the Secretary-General to cut the UN budget for 2012-2013 by 3 per cent,” he added.President Micheline Calmy-Rey of the Swiss ConfederationSwiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey, for her part, told the Assembly debate that the Council’s composition has to alter “to better reflect the political balance of power in the 21st century.”The panel should also become more transparent and more accountable to other UN Member States, she added, given that its decisions affect all countries directly and are legally binding.Ms. Calmy-Rey said practical and concrete steps could be taken in the short-term to enhance the working methods of the Council.“A genuine improvement in the way the UN operates can only come about, however, when the nations which rigidly insist on a greater say in decision-making show themselves ready at the same time to accept greater responsibility for the Organization’s proper functioning as well as its financial situation.” 21 September 2011The United Nations needs to adapt quickly to new global realities so it can better serve the world’s peoples, starting with the “long overdue” reform of the Security Council, Latvia’s President Andris Berzinš said today. read more

US construction spending rises 06 per cent in July reflecting solid gain

US construction spending rises 0.6 per cent in July, reflecting solid gain in housing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Spending on U.S. construction projects rose in July, led by strong gains in housing and nonresidential projects.Construction spending increased 0.6 per cent in July compared with June when activity was unchanged, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The June performance represented an upward revision from an initial estimate that spending had fallen 0.6 per cent.Total construction activity rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $900.8 billion in July, the strongest performance since June 2009.The July gain reflected a 0.6 per cent rise in housing construction with both single-family and apartment construction posting gains. In June, housing had fallen 0.9 per cent.Government projects fell 0.3 per cent in July with state and local spending down 0.4 per cent. That drop more than offset a 1.1 per cent rise in the smaller federal category.The advance in housing activity pushed residential construction to its highest level since September 2008. The increase for nonresidential building was led by a 6.1 per cent increase in construction of hotels and motels. Office building and the category that covers shopping centres also showed gains.Total construction is 5.2 per cent higher than it was a year ago with residential activity up 17.2 per cent and nonresidential construction up by a more modest 2 per cent. Public construction is down 3.7 per cent from a year ago as all levels of government are still facing tight budget constraints.The housing rebound that began in 2012 has helped drive economic growth and create jobs in the construction industry. But mortgage rates have climbed more than a full percentage point since May.Although rates remain low by historical standards, the increase in rates has slowed the momentum in housing and has heightened concerns about what might happen going forward. Sales of new homes dropped 13.4 per cent in July although sales activity remains 7 per cent higher than 12 months ago.Economists at JPMorgan expect that housing will keep improving with construction this year hitting 925,000 homes and apartments, up 18 per cent from 2012. The forecast is for a further increase to a level of 1.13 million homes and apartments in 2014.The overall economy grew at an annual rate of 2.5 per cent in the April-June quarter, an improvement from a growth rate of 1.1 per cent in the first three months of the year.Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has said the central bank is prepared to start reducing its monthly bond buying later this year if the economy and labour market keep improving.Some economists believe the first cut in the $85 billion per month in bond purchases might come at the Fed’s next meeting on Sept. 17-18. But others argue that the economic outlook remains too uncertain at the moment to start reducing bond purchases. They are forecasting the Fed will wait until either its October or December meetings before making a move. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Sep 3, 2013 10:53 am MDT read more

UK lawmakers to companies End sexist highheel dress codes

LONDON – In a debate that has gone from office corridors to Britain’s Parliament, lawmakers put their foot down Monday and told employers to stop making women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes.Members of Parliament debated a ban on mandatory workplace high heels, in response to a petition started by a receptionist who was sent home without pay for wearing flat shoes. The debate was non-binding, but the government promised to act against heel-height rules, makeup guidelines and other corporate codes that apply to women but not to men.Labour lawmaker Helen Jones, who helped lead a parliamentary investigation into dress codes, said she and her colleagues were shocked by what they found.“We found attitudes that belonged more — I was going to say in the 1950s, but probably the 1850s would be more accurate, than in the 21st century,” she told lawmakers at Parliament’s Westminster Hall.Monday’s debate was triggered by the experience of Nicola Thorp, who was told in December 2015 that her smart flat shoes were unacceptable for a temporary assignment in London with finance firm PwC.Her employment agency, Portico, had a dress code specifying that female workers must wear non-opaque tights, have hair with “no visible roots,” wear “regularly re-applied” makeup — and appear in shoes with a heel between 2 and 4 inches (5 and 10 centimetres) high.For Thorp, that was a step too far.She started an online petition, calling formal workplace dress codes “outdated and sexist.” It has gathered more than 150,000 signatures, making it eligible for a debate in Parliament.Thorp told the BBC after she launched the petition that “dress codes should reflect society.”“Twenty years ago, women weren’t allowed to wear trousers in the same role that I’m doing now,” she said. “And it’s only because some women spoke up about that and said, ‘We feel like we have a right to wear trousers,’ that that’s changed.”The British government says the law already forbids companies from discriminating against women, but a report from Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee found that “discriminatory dress codes” remain commonplace in sectors including the retail and tourism industries.The committee said it had heard from hundreds of women “who told us about the pain and long-term damage caused by wearing high heels for long periods in the workplace, as well as from women who had been required to dye their hair blonde, to wear revealing outfits and to constantly reapply makeup.”The College of Podiatry told the committee that women who wear high heels for long periods have “reduced balance, reduced ankle flexion and weaker muscle power in the calf” and are prone to disabling pain.Jones said that “women told us that when they raised these concerns they were belittled.” One was told “she’d have plenty of time to rest her feet when she was unemployed.”In London’s financial district on Monday, many workers felt that companies were entitled to impose dress codes — but that mandatory high heels went too far.“A lot of things are enforced, but high heels in particular — because that can also be a health issue for people — I think that’s unnecessary,” said company director Penelope Mantzaris.Banker Dan Matthews said his company expected men to wear suits and ties “and I think that’s a fair request.”“So I suppose it’s fairly contradictory in a way, because in one respect I’m saying that we men should be required to wear a suit and tie but women shouldn’t wear high heels,” he said. “But I think that’s just where the line happens to be at the moment.”Thorp’s petition has already caused one change. Portico announced last year it was amending its policy to adopt a gender-neutral dress code and to allow workers to wear flat shoes if they prefer.Britain’s Conservative government said it was listening. Women and equalities minister Caroline Dinenage told lawmakers that the U.K. had “strong laws to tackle sex discrimination at work, and this includes dress codes.”But she said they needed to be more widely understood and better enforced. Dinenage said she had written to key trade bodies about “outdated and sexist employment practices.”“Shod in heels or flats, we are collectively putting our foot down,” she promised.___Jonathan Shenfield contributed to this story. Equality activist Nicola Thorp poses for a picture outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, March 6, 2017. Nicola Thorp was told in December 2015 that her shoes were unacceptable for a temporary assignment in London with finance firm PwC. Members of Parliament on Monday will debate banning mandatory workplace high heels, in response to a petition by a receptionist who was sent home for wearing flat shoes. Thorp’s petition, which calls formal workplace dress codes “outdated and sexist,” gathered more than 150,000 signatures, making it eligible for a non-binding debate in Parliament. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) UK lawmakers to companies: End sexist high-heel dress codes by Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Posted Mar 6, 2017 8:19 am MDT Last Updated Mar 6, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Two male sex workers robbed by 4 armed bandits – Police

…One arrested with stolen motorcyclePolice ranks on a mobile patrol on Tuesday night in the vicinity of Bourda Market responded to a report of an armed robbery committed on two male sex workers of their motorcycle and a cellular phone and arrested one of the suspects with the stolen motorcycle .This is according to the Police Public Relations Office and Press Officer – Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan who said that about 21:15hrs the sex workers were seated on their motorcycle at the corner of Croal Street and Orange Walk when they were suddenly pounced on by four armed males who arrived in a motorcar. The bandits then relieved the victims of their aforementioned valuables and escaped but not before they (sex workers) relieved one of the bandits of his  firearm and  “valiantly attempted to restrain them from escaping.”According to Ramlakhan, “during the commission of the crime, the victims engaged the armed suspects in a scuffle and were successful in disarming one of his weapon (a .32 pistol with 5 matching live rounds) and soon after handed same to the police.”The swift response by the police resulted in a 24-year-old suspect of no fixed place of abode being pursued and arrested on Camp Street with the victims’ motorcycle.Police say the suspect was positively identified by the sex workers and is cooperating with investigators as investigations are ongoing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAlleged bandit 19, killed in confrontation with police after Zeelugt robberyOctober 27, 2018In “Crime”Bandits who robbed 71-year-old man of monthly pension caught by PoliceFebruary 6, 2018In “Crime”Western Union cashier robbed at Bagotstown Mall by armed banditsJanuary 11, 2018In “Crime” read more

Volvo CE breaks ground on new Russian excavator facility

first_imgA ground breaking ceremony attended by high profile dignitaries on April 18 marked the start of construction on Volvo’s SEK350 million excavator factory, underscoring the company’s commitment to the Russian market.The new plant is being built in Kaluga – 150 km southwest of Moscow – and will be Volvo’s seventh excavator manufacturing facility (of a total of 16 plants globally). Building has begun on the 15 ha plot and, when completed, the final manufacturing area will be 20,660 m2. Six models of excavators are planned to be made at the plan ranging from the 20 t EC200 to the 48 t EC480. New Russian dealer Ferronordic Machines has an ambitious investment and expansion program that will see numbers of branches swell to some 100 locations by 2015 (up from today’s 55) and workforce more than double to around 1,000 people in the same timescale. The first machines are due off the assembly lines in 2013, creating 280 new jobs in the process. While these excavator models are mainly used in the construction and quarrying industry, they are also employed in mining applications such as smaller gold operations – both for selective ore mining, as well as host machines for breaker attachments. They have also been delivered to Russian coal operations. This year, Ferronordic delivered a Volvo EC460B excavator to Yakutugol, which will be used for coal loadnig at its Dzhebariki-Khaya mine.“This is a considerable investment and underscores Volvo’s confidence in – and commitment to – the Russian economy,” commented the company’s President Pat Olney. “Excavators are a key product in this rapidly developing market and customers in Russia have a high regard for the Volvo brand and for the fuel efficiency, reliability and performance of our machines. This investment also demonstrates our strategy of, where possible, manufacturing goods close to where our customers are located.”“This is the first completely new plant Volvo CE has built for quite a while,” said Carl Slotte, Vice-President of the company’s activities in northern Europe. “Starting with a clean sheet of paper gives us the opportunity to create an advanced manufacturing site that incorporates innovative technologies and designs. It will be built in close compliance with our performance and environmental requirements.” Volvo CE states that it is a leading player in the Russian market today, and plans to double sales in the country by 2015. Excavator manufacturing in Kaluga will play an important role in achieving this goal. The second important success factor will be developing a distribution network.last_img read more

Sony reportedly working on 3D virtual reality headset for the PS4

first_imgVirtual reality has come a long way since those terrible contraptions from the early days that were so heavy they could cause spinal damage, all while showing you blocky, unimpressive graphics. The Oculus Rift has wowed a lot of gamers and developers, even luring gaming heavyweight John Carmack away from his full-time gig at id Software. Sony has apparently been watching the trend and is reportedly working on a VR headset for the PS4 that will come out sometime in 2014.Sony’s VR headset will work in a similar fashion to the Oculus Rift. There will be two screens inside to give the user the correct view for each eye that combines to produce the 3D effect. Sources claim the device has been integrated with Evolution Studios’ upcoming PS4 racer DriveClub. The integration goes so deeply that players can look around in the interior of the car by turning their heads.Evolution Studios makes sense as a test site for the PS4 VR headset. The folks at Evolution have been working on 3D for years. Though, the company’s 3D chief — Mick Hocking — has been keeping a low profile since the PS3’s 3D implementation failed to catch on.The Sony VR headset was originally supposed to appear at the recent Gamescom show in Germany, but sources indicate the device was pulled at the last minute. Although, it may have just been a dummy mockup or a non-functional prototype. Sony is probably aware that selling console games on a VR headset will be harder than getting PC gamers to back the Oculus.There is an inherently DIY aspect to the Oculus Rift. Developers are putting out test software, and users are free to tinker with the device. In fact, the Oculus Rift is really only available as a $300 dev kit right now. Sony has to make a VR headset consumer-friendly before it scares anyone away with the concept. Its previous efforts in head-mounted screens, like the HMZ-T2 (seen above), have been very pricey.Sony of course refuses to comment on the rumors, but you never know what a suddenly more confident Sony could be planning.last_img read more

Wife saves day

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The wife of Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis yesterday gave emergency first aid to an unconscious journalist during an official visit to Cyprus with her husband. According to reports, Natassa Pazaiti-Karamanlis was visiting an archeological museum in the capital city of Nicosia when a local television cameraman covering the story collapsed. Natassa, who is also a doctor at Laikon Hospital in Athens, immediately began to give the journalist first aid before an ambulance arrived. last_img

Fleurs de Bach que sont ces élixirs floraux qui seraient bons pour

first_imgFleurs de Bach : que sont ces élixirs floraux qui seraient bons pour nos émotions ?Les fleurs de Bach se composent de 38 remèdes associés à une émotion particulière. Crées par le Dr Edward Bach, ces élixirs floraux soigneraient les individus en corrigeant leurs émotions négatives. Fleurs de Bach : qu’est-ce que c’est ?Entre 1928 et 1935, le Dr Bach a répertorié 38 fleurs correspondant à un état d’esprit particulier. Ce sont ces différents remèdes, élaborés à partir d’infusions de fleurs d’arbre et de fleurs sauvages, que l’on appelle « Fleurs de Bach ». Selon le Dr Bach et ses adeptes, ces élixirs floraux soigneraient l’individu en s’attaquant à ses émotions négatives. Les « Fleurs de Bach » n’ont en effet pas la volonté de soigner la maladie, mais plutôt l’état émotionnel du patient. Elles visent à corriger les émotions négatives et à éveiller et à développer les qualités qui s’y rattachent. Les Fleurs de Bach permettraient ainsi de retrouver une harmonie intérieure, psychique et physique. Il n’y a cependant aucune preuve scientifique concernant l’efficacité des Fleurs de Bach. Fleurs de Bach : quels sont les différents remèdes ?On retrouve généralement les Fleurs de Bach en parapharmacie sous forme de petit flacon compte-gouttes, mais les remèdes ont également été déclinés sous forme de pastilles, de crèmes et de capsules. Pour sa forme liquide, la posologie correspond à une prise de deux gouttes (à diluer ou pas dans un verre d’eau) à prendre quatre fois par jour. Le Dr Bach a élaboré 38 élixirs floraux qu’il a classé en sept groupes d’émotion: la peur, l’indécision, le manque d’intérêt pour le présent, la solitude, l’hypersensibilité, le découragement ou le désespoir et la préoccupation excessive du bien-être des autres. La prise du remède Mimulus permettrait ainsi aux personnes anxieuses ou qui ont peur de quelque chose en particulier de dépasser leur peur et d’affronter les choses avec courage. D’autres remèdes permettraient notamment de combattre le stress, d’éliminer les tensions morales, de surmonter les états d’esprit négatifs ou encore de faciliter la communication. Le Dr Bach a également créé un élixir d’urgence fait d’un mélange de cinq essences de fleurs. Il s’agit du « Rescue Remedy », que l’on peut utiliser lorsque l’on doit surmonter des situations de crise de la vie quotidienne. Il s’agit du « best seller » des Fleurs de Bach. Qui était le Dr Bach ?D’abord bactériologiste et pathologiste à Londres, Edward Bach a fait pendant plusieurs années des recherches sur les vaccins. Au fil des ans, il a toutefois aspiré à une approche plus globale de la médecine en privilégiant le patient à la maladie. Il a donc accepté un poste à l’Hôpital Homéopathique Royal de Londres et a commencé à adapter ses vaccins selon les principes de l’homéopathie. À lire aussiACC (anticoagulants circulants) : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?De fil en aiguille, le Dr Bach s’est ainsi intéressé de plus en plus au pouvoir des plantes médicinales et plus particulièrement aux fleurs. Après avoir testé des centaines de plantes, il a estimé que certaines d’entre elles pouvaient être associées à un état mental ou à une émotion particulière. Il en conclut que 38 différents remèdes pouvaient soulager l’état émotionnel de ses patients. Le Dr Bach était convaincu du pouvoir de ses remèdes floraux. A propos de ceux-ci, il disait : « Ils sont capables, à l’instar de la belle musique, ou toute autre chose qui nous donne l’inspiration, d’élever notre nature profonde, et de nous rapprocher de nos âmes: et par ce fait même, de nous apporter la paix et de souligner notre souffrance. »Le 5 août 2016 à 16:44 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Keylor Navas keen on leaving Real Madrid in January

first_imgReal Madrid and Keylor Navas are likely to part ways in the January transfer window after the Costa Rica international barely gathered two La Liga appearances this campaignThe 31-year-old goalkeeper was one of the protagonists during Zinedine Zidane’s tenure, having won three successive Champions League titles with Los Blancos.However, ever since the Frenchman stepped down as Los Merengues manager, former Levante shot-stopper struggled to impose to the new managers.Navas’ fairytale at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu has turned into a nightmare following the arrival of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea during the summer.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.After being sidelined by Julen Lopetegui, Navas has continued to struggle for regular first-team action under Santiago Solari.Therefore, according to the Spanish news outlet, AS, the Costa Rican is determined to leave the Spanish capital looking to revive his career.Although no teams have come up with an offer yet, there’s no doubt Navas won’t have problems finding the new accommodation given his qualities.last_img read more

KPBSD Hosting Facebook Live Q A Event

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be hosting a Facebook Live event with Superintendent Sean Dusek hosting an online question and answering event. Superintendent Dusek will start off with statement before responding to questions submitted through the event. Questions can be asked live or submitted through the event page ahead of time on the district’s Facebook page. Everyone is invited to tune in – KPBSD parents and students, staff, community members, KPBSD partners, and KPBSD Key Communicators. Afterwards, the Q&A will be saved as a video to review if you are unable to tune-in during the event.center_img The live Q & A will take place from 7-7:30 p.m., on January 23. You can access the event via your mobile device, tablet, or computer.last_img

RBG EndCredits Song Ill Fight Was Written To Show Ruth Bader Ginsburgs

first_imgSuperstar songwriter Diane Warren wanted to pen a strong anthem for the film and says Jennifer Husdon was the perfect singer for it Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jan 11, 2019 – 12:56 pm The Ruth Bader Ginsburg-inspired film On The Basis Of Sex is out today, but an equally powerful documentary about the Supreme Court justice has been available to watch since early 2018. The doc also boasts a powerful anthem “I’ll Fight” (performed by GRAMMY winner Jennifer Hudson) written by a GRAMMY-winner that knows a thing or two about writing music for inspiring people at the head of the courtroom. Songwriter Diane Warren, who also wrote the GRAMMY-nominated “Stand Up For Something” from the motion picture Marshall based on the life of Thurgood Marshall, wanted to pen a strong anthem for the film.”I wanted it to show that she is a fighter, and this is what she’d been doing for years, even before she was on the Supreme Court bench,” Warren told ASCAP.Bader Ginsberg or RBG as she’s fondly called sometimes, has not only been seen as influential in court cases, including those of same-sex marriage, but she has battled cancer three times. In Dec., she “underwent a pulmonary lobectomy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center … to remove two malignant nodules in her left lung,” the Washington Post reported. Post the procedure, doctors said there was no evidence of the disease remaining.Warren’s career is impressive in its own right having written songs for Beyoncé and Aerosmith, and had her songs featured in over 100 movies. She said Hudson helped bring this particular song to life.”I loved the dichotomy of getting Jennifer Hudson to sing it, because [RBG] speaks so softly, but so powerfully,” Warren said. “It’s almost like Jennifer Hudson’s voice became her avatar – because that’s what she really sounds like to us. She’s a diva! She’s a notorious RBG. So I didn’t want it to be soft. I wanted it to have power.”Coachella 2019 Lineup Revealed With Extended YouTube Live-Stream PartnershipRead more “I’ll Fight” Was Written To Show RBG’s Power rbg-end-credits-song-ill-fight-was-written-show-ruth-bader-ginsburgs-power ‘RBG’ End-Credits Song “I’ll Fight” Was Written To Show Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Power Twitter Email News Facebook last_img read more

Big China trade deal could happen soon Trump

first_imgDonald Trump. File PhotoUS president Donald Trump on Friday predicted a major US-China trade deal in the near future, saying that Beijing’s negotiating position had been weakened by the impact of the tariffs war between the world’s top two economies.”China wants to make a big and very comprehensive deal. It could happen, and rather soon!” Trump tweeted.His optimism followed China’s decision earlier Friday to back off from extra punitive duties that had been imposed this summer on US-made cars and auto parts.The move was seen as the first concrete result of the US leader’s G20 talks with his counterpart Xi Jinping earlier this month.Those tariffs now fall from 40 per cent to 15 per cent — the same rate imposed on all foreign-made vehicles. The relief will last for three months from 1 January.”Suspension of the tariffs is a concrete measure to implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state,” said the announcement by the State Council’s Tariff Commission Office, noting it applied to 211 product codes.Trump said the climbdown showed that China had been forced to blink in their on-off spat, after months of heavy US tariffs on Chinese imports.”China just announced that their economy is growing much slower than anticipated because of our Trade War with them. They have just suspended US Tariff Hikes. US is doing very well,” Trump said.Beijing’s move also demonstrated that talks to resolve the trade conflict have survived the tension sparked by Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese telecom executive at the behest of US law enforcement.Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of telecoms behemoth Huawei, has been released on bail in Canada. China wants her unconditional release. Washington wants her extradited for allegedly violating US sanctions on Iran.China apparently retaliated by detaining two Canadians on suspicion of “harm to national security” — a phrase often used by Beijing when alleging espionage.Washington insists that the case is driven purely by the US Justice Department, rather than anything to do with the trade dispute, but Trump has muddied the waters by suggesting he might intervene if that would help the trade talks.Tit for tatTrump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on 1 December to a 90-day truce while they tried to find a solution to the escalating trade dispute.Confusion and unease over what agreement the two sides reached in Argentina has roiled stock markets.But trade negotiators talked on the phone this week to discuss a timetable for talks. Friday’s announcement in Beijing also confirms what Trump said on 2 December about China acting on the auto tariffs.”We hope that both sides will — in accordance with the consensus reached by the two heads of state, on the premise of mutual respect, mutual equality, faithfulness, words and actions — intensify consultations in the direction of cancelling all of the extra tariff increases,” the State Council’s statement said.Stand to benefitThe tariff suspension will benefit US carmakers like Tesla and Ford which have seen China sales tumble.”It is essential that governments work together to advance balanced and fair trade. We look forward to learning more,” a spokesman for Ford said after Trump announced China would cut car tariffs.International automakers Daimler, maker of the Mercedes-Benz, and BMW have also exported American-made SUVs to China.US exports to China fell 25 per cent on-year in November as the higher tariffs on hundreds of American goods hurt demand.In another signal that China may move to satisfy Trump, the country’s top legislature announced Friday that it would hold a session from December 23-29 to discuss legislation on foreign investment and a draft revisions to the patent law.The United States has long complained of a lack of fair access for foreign companies in China and rampant theft of intellectual property.For now, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee has not provided details about the draft legislation.Maintaining and resolving the trade truce could help stabilize sentiment in China, where confidence in the economy has been hurt by the trade frictions with Washington.Earlier on Friday, economic data showed Chinese consumer spending grew at its slowest pace in 15 years and factories eased up in November, raising the prospect that Beijing could turn to fresh stimulus measures to help the sputtering economy.China’s top officials on the Politburo said in a statement Thursday that major economic indicators will be kept within a reasonable range next year.”The meeting also signalled further market opening,” economists at Trivium Research wrote in a newsletter.last_img read more

Road crash kills 2

first_imgRoad AccidentTwo people were killed after a cement-laden truck overturned at Salavora in Kaliganj upazila on Saturday morning.They were Sujon Mia, 45, and his assistant Touhidul from Kaliganj.They were killed on the spot after the Kushtia-bound truck overturned, said Rafiqul Islam, additional deputy director of district Fire Service Station.Their bodies were sent to the Sadar Hospital for autopsy.last_img

One Punch Man Creator Shares A New Doodle On Twitter

first_img ‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches11 Manga Series That Should Never Be Live Action Movies Stay on target The creator of One Punch Man goes by the singular title of ONE, and he’s been working on One Punch Man for some time, all the way back to 2009. After launching One Punch Man as a webcomic, the series took on a life of its own and grew into the massively popular show you know and love now. ONE is still working on his webcomic and recently shared a new sketch of Saitama on Twitter, who looks like he’s just done something he’s super not sure— ONE (@ONE_rakugaki) June 20, 2017ONE’s Twitter has Saitama looking concerned, with a bloody glove and a bewildered expression on his face. What’s going on with him? Who knows? One thing’s for sure. Fans will flock to just about anything related to One Punch Man ahead of a new season of the show since there’s not much coming out of the news pipeline regarding the upcoming additional episodes.If you’re still waiting for more One Punch Man, know that more Saitama antics are on their way, though currently, all that’s immediately coming is a bunch of audio dramas. You’re still got season 2 to look forward to unless you’ve never seen One Punch Man. In that case, you’ll want to check out the series by way of Viz Media, who has just released the entire first season on Blu-ray. You’re definitely going to want to get caught up in time for the new episodes, whenever that may be.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

The dance of good and evil

first_imgBallet will be a series where it is proposed to feature ballets that have inquired, introspected and mulled over issues, characters, events and happenings.When talented artistes get together, it is natural to expect wonders and opening of doors to new ideas and staging of trend-setters. This is what the quartet comprising the socially sensitive and thinking Kathak dancer-Guru Shovana Narayan, the artistic direction of Naresh Kapuria, the soul stirring music of Pt Jwala Prasad and the light ambience of RK Dhingra has given to the Delhi audience for over 35 years. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ In this year’s festival, two ballets Jehan Ara: The enigmatic Mughal Princess and Kadambari: The Poet’s Muse will be presented to the Capital’s art lovers.Both the ballets take a peep into the lives of two women from the past, one from 17th century and the other from 19th century. Both women, in fact, went through similar experiences of non-fulfilment yet were powerful in their own respective ways.Jehan Ara and Kadambari were intelligent women. While Jehan Ara was a gifted poetess, Kadambari was well versed in classical literature and was the critic and sounding board for her brother-in-law, Rabindranath Tagore’s literary efforts. Both wielded great power and both stories reflect the social circumstances of the last few centuries and the position of women therein. Don’t miss this!When: 11-12 December, 7 pm onwardsWhere: Kamani Auditoriumlast_img read more

Several passenger trains delayed due to farmers agitation

first_imgKolkata: A number of passenger trains were on Monday delayed for several hours, owing to an agitation by farmers at Barhiya and Tall stations in Danapur division of East Central Railway. The trains were detained at different stations of Malda and Asansol divisions of Eastern Railway and in Danapur division of E C Railway, owing to blockade of railway tracks at the two stations, an Eastern Railway officer said. The agitators blocked tracks at Barhiya from 8.31 am and Tall from 9.55 am. The agitation at Barhiya was withdrawn at 1.35 pm and Tall at 2.40 pm, he said. The 12273 up Howrah-New Delhi Duronto Express, 12304 dn Poorva Express, 13119 up SealdahDelhi Express, 14055 up Brahmaputra Mail, 13483 up Farakka Express, 22948 Bhagalpur Surat Express and 12367 up Vikramsila Express are among the mail and express trains detained en route, due to the agitation, the officer said.last_img

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first_img News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | April 19, 2019 HHS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Electronic Health Information Interoperability Rules The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two… read more read more News | Radiology Business | June 11, 2019 The Current Direction of Healthcare Reform Explained by CMS Administrator Seema Verma June 11, 2019 — Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma addressed the American Med read more Feb 16, 2010 — East Orange General Hospital, in East Orange, N.J., purchased a new hospital-based electronic medical record (EMR) offering in an effort to reduce cost and enhance patient care.The recently signed agreement brings the full capability of the GE Centricity Enterprise, including a CCHIT-certified inpatient EMR as well as administrative, departmental and revenue cycle solutions, to the 211-bed facility and its outpatient departments. The products will be implemented under GE’s Digital Day One offering for rapid implementation. The solution includes preconfigured clinical templates for best practices in clinical workflows, developed in collaboration with leading hospitals across the country.Centricity Enterprise will be delivered remotely from GE’s data center under an applications service provider (ASP) model that provides the benefits of a predictable cost for IT while minimizing capital investments and internal resources. Through the plan, East Orange General Hospital will begin the implementation of the integrated line of Centricity solutions immediately, as they work to achieve meaningful use, with the goal of obtaining federal stimulus funds that are available to hospitals and physician offices in 2011.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. Related Content Feature | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | May 30, 2019 | By Larry Sitka and Jef Williams Data Driven Workflows on the Rise as the User Changes Medical imaging and informatics are critical to delivering care and managing wellness. read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more center_img Feature | Information Technology | May 17, 2019 | Carol Amick 3 Recommendations to Better Understand HIPAA Compliance According to the U.S. read more News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more GE Healthcare’s Centricity Enterprise News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more Podcast | Information Technology | June 26, 2019 PODCAST: Why Blockchain Matters In Medical Imaging The technology has some hurdles ahead of it. News | February 17, 2010 East Orange General Hospital Selects New EMR Solution last_img read more