The Saturdays Help Launch Poppy Appeal 2013

first_imgA pop concert for Armed Forces families kicked off The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal 2013 last week, launching one of the UK’s largest and best loved fundraising campaigns in support of Armed Forces families.Video: Union J and The Saturdays launch the 2013 Poppy AppealThousands of Service personnel and their families wore their poppies with pride during the concert, which included performances by superstar girl group The Saturdays, X Factor boy band Union J, pop singer Tich, Britain’s Got Talent finalists Luminites, and The Poppy Girls, who sang the official Poppy Appeal 2013 single, ‘The Call (No Need to Say Goodbye)’.TV personality Gethin Jones hosted the concert at RAF Northolt in north London and the audiencel included Armed Forces families from across the three Services.Before the concert, Union J band member George Shelley said: “”It will be amazing to launch the Poppy Appeal this year. Personally, the poppy means a lot to us, it’s a symbol of pride. I have a brother serving in the Royal Marines, Josh’s dad was in the Navy for ten years, and Jaymi’s uncle was in the RAF and fought in the Falklands war. We think of them, and all the others who have bravely served, every time we put a poppy on.“We spent some time at the Legion’s Adventure Breaks centre for Service kids this summer. There were loads of outdoor activities to help the kids connect with one another, and take time out from everything.”Also attending was 32 year-old Lance Corporal Cassidy Little, 42 Commando Royal Marine, who was seriously injured in an IED explosion in Afghanistan in May 2011 – losing his lower right limb in the incident.Cassidy participated in a theatre project run jointly by the Legion and The Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust to aid the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, playing the lead role in the ‘Two Worlds of Charlie F’, an original play created through the project and based on the real experiences of the personnel.Cassidy said: “The theatre project funded by The Royal British Legion was a turning point in my recovery. While the medical teams put my body back together, taking part in the play ‘Two Worlds of Charlie F’ gave me back my self-esteem and confidence when it was at its lowest ebb.“I’ve now started an acting career and I know the Legion will support me and my family, as it does with hundreds of Service personnel every year in the transition from military to civilian life.”The Legion’s national fundraising target for 2013 is £37 million, which will allow the charity to continue its vital work delivering direct, practical care and support to members of the Armed Forces community in need.The Royal British Legion Director of Fundraising Charles Byrne said: “We support the entire Armed Forces community past and present, but families are at the heart of the Poppy Appeal in 2013.“We recognise the strength of mothers, fathers, partners and kids in Armed Forces families, who serve alongside their loved ones every single day, and often need practical care and advice too.“We’re encouraging people to dig deep for the Poppy Appeal, so we can continue providing this vital support to individuals whether they’re still serving, transitioning back to civilian life or have left the Services, but importantly to their dependents too.”The Legion provides wide ranging, and practical support to Armed Forces families in need, including crisis grants, family breaks, benefits and money advice and at times sadly, inquest advice.Every poppy helps raise the £1.6 million needed by the Legion each week to deliver practical help and advice to Armed Forces community.Click here for more about the 2013 Poppy Appeal.Source:Royal British Legionlast_img read more

Montreal based Unimotion Productions Inc and WatchMojo Studios win a prestigious Telly

first_img Login/Register With: With over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, the Telly Awards are the premier award honouring outstanding content for TV and Cable and Digital and Streaming. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twittercenter_img “The Lineup” a series co-produced by host Adam Reid (Unimotion Productions Inc) and (WatchMojo Studios) has been awarded a #TellyAward in the “Video/Shows/Segments/Web Series” category! “We’re humbled to be alongside incredible companies like and NASCAR on FOX who share the same award!” – Adam ReidDirected by Manny Sienna, hosted by Adam Reid and created by Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, “The Lineup” is a new sports panel game show! Passionate sports and entertainment personalities compete in a gamified take on sports talk that mixes elements of trivia, Top 10 rankings and fantasy drafts!To watch episodes of the show, click here: Reid‘s Official Website: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

EU warns UNSC against military action in Venezuela

first_imgUnited Nations: European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Tuesday that military action in Venezuela would be unacceptable and that a solution to the crisis should not be “imposed from outside,” putting the United States on notice. Addressing the Security Council, Mogherini said the standoff between President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido must be resolved though political, peaceful and democratic means. “We believe that no military development, from inside or outside of the country, would be acceptable,” Mogherini told a council meeting on cooperation between the European Union and the United Nations. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping”And a solution cannot be, and should never be, imposed from the outside.” President Donald Trump has repeatedly said that all options are on the table, refusing to rule out a US military intervention in Venezuela, which is in the grips of an economic meltdown that the opposition blames on the Maduro government. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo late Monday announced that the United States will withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Caracas, worsening already tattered relations. After Guaido declared himself Venezuela’s interim president, the United States and key EU countries France, Germany and Britain were among more than 50 countries that recognized him. Russia and China, two of the five veto-wielding council members along with the US, France and Britain, have denounced the US stance as blatant interference in Venezuela’s affairs and continue to back Maduro.last_img read more

Security Council deplores deadly car bombing in Russia

11 September 2010The Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the suicide car bombing that occurred in the Russian city of Vladikavkaz on 9 September, which reportedly killed at least a dozen people and wounded more than 140. In a statement read out to the press by Ambassador Ertuğrul Apakan of Turkey, which holds the Council presidency this month, the 15-member body voiced their deep sympathy and condolences to the victims of the “heinous act of terrorism,” to their families, and to the Russian Government and people. “The Members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed,” the statement added.According to media reports, the attack took place at the central market in Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia. read more

Spanish ghost airport that cost millions attracts single meagre bid at bankruptcy

MADRID – One of Spain’s “ghost airports” — expensive projects that were virtually unused — received just one bid in a bankruptcy auction after costing some 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to build. The buyer’s offer: 10,000 euros.Ciudad Real’s Central airport, about 235 kilometres (150 miles) south of Madrid, became a symbol of the country’s wasteful spending during a construction boom that ended with the financial crisis of 2008, the year the airport opened. The operator of the airport went bankrupt in 2012 after it failed to draw enough traffic.Chinese group Tzaneen International tabled the single bid in Friday’s auction, Spanish news agency Europa Press said. The receiver had set a minimum price of 28 million euros. If no better bid is received by September, the sale will go through, the news agency said.Tzaneen International reportedly plans to invest up to 100 million euros in the airport and make it a cargo hub. The offer is for the airport infrastructure only, not adjacent land.Central has one of Europe’s longest runways and was designed to handle 2.5 million passengers a year.The construction was heavily funded by the Caja Castilla La Mancha savings bank — the first of Spain’s troubled savings banks to be bailed out, in 2010.Another largely unused airport and symbol of wasteful spending is Castellon, on Spain’s eastern coast. It cost around 150 million euros and opened in 2011. by The Associated Press Posted Jul 18, 2015 2:21 am MDT Last Updated Jul 18, 2015 at 3:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Spanish ‘ghost airport’ that cost millions attracts single meagre bid at bankruptcy auction read more

PM highlights money for parks conservation as US changes course on climate

PM highlights money for parks, conservation as U.S. changes course on climate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks with Sheldon Lambert, Conservation manager with Parks Canada at the Landon bay in the Thousand Island National park in Gananoque, Ont., on Tuesday March 28, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg by Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 28, 2017 4:08 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 29, 2017 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – As U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to sign an executive order aimed at reviving the coal industry and rolling back efforts to curtail global warming, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went for a hike.Tuesday’s photo opportunity at Thousand Islands National Park in Gananoque, Ont., was meant to highlight government money for parks, conservation areas and the completion of the Trans Canada Trail outlined in the federal budget.That includes $364 million over two years, starting in fiscal 2018-19, to support how Parks Canada manages national parks, marine conservation areas and historic sites. The government will also put $30 million over five years, starting in 2017-18, to stretch the trail to nearly 24,000 kilometres.It would be no great surprise, however, if images of Trudeau — trudging on snow-dusted leaves or listening attentively as a guide points out wetlands on a map — ends up in one of those “Meanwhile in Canada…” Internet memes that now seem to be as often about Trump as they are about shovelling the driveway.The prime minister was unwilling to talk about the contrast Tuesday. But Green party Leader Elizabeth May said Trudeau has lucked out on that front.The Liberal government was widely pilloried for sticking with the national greenhouse gas reduction targets set by the previous Conservative government, and for approving pipeline projects that would make it that much harder to meet them.Now, Trump is making them look like a bunch of tree-huggers.“It’s a contrast, yes,” May said, “but the contrast itself is exaggerated by circumstances.”Those circumstances now include an executive order that aims to suspend some policies brought in by former U.S. president Barack Obama, who made the global fight against climate change a key priority as he neared end of his time in the White House.Earlier this month, the Trump administration also moved to take another look at federal regulations on the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks. Trump’s inaugural budget also proposed eliminating all federal funds for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.All this presents challenges for the Liberals. But in a statement, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna insisted they would carry on with their message that the environment and the economy go hand in hand.Conservative MP Ed Fast disagreed, saying it’s high time the Liberals adapted to the changing political climate.“There is just a lack of understanding how significant the Trump administration’s policies are and the negative impact those policies will have on Canada’s ability to compete,” Fast said.Erin Flanagan, director of federal policy at the Pembina Institute, said she thinks the Liberal government should — and will — stay the course, especially since it reached a climate change deal with the provinces and territories, save Manitoba and Saskatchewan, last December.“There was a moment where perhaps this government could have decided to go backwards and to be convinced by the arguments that we’re hearing in the U.S., and clearly that moment has passed,” Flanagan said.Catherine Abreu, executive director of Climate Action Network Canada, said it is important to think beyond U.S. federal policy, as some states, such as California on the fuel efficiency standards, are still going ahead with more ambitious policies.So are other countries.“When we see countries like China starting to phase out coal-fired electricity, the writing is really on the wall for coal,” she said.Meinhard Doelle, a professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, said Canada should take a long-term view of what the executive order means for the economy — even if that means having some tough conversations about short-term pain.Doelle, who specializes in environmental and energy law, said that means figuring out how to protect those sectors — goods and services, but also jobs — that might be disadvantaged by being so dependent on trade with the U.S.It could also mean encouraging “trade-exposed” sectors to cut their short-term losses in service of a more significant long-term goal, he added.“We need to have a good discussion about whether that short-term pain puts us at a competitive advantage over the long term, and if so, we need to make good choices about whether the short-term pain is worth it.”— With files from Terry Pedwell in Gananoque, Ont.— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitter read more

British Airways could charge for food on long haul flights

first_imgSome BA customers are now offered a range from M&S Show more Passengers on British Airways long haul flights may one day have to buy their own food and drink, the airline’s boss has disclosed.Britain’s flag carrier may widen out its short flight policy of scrapping free food and instead offering passengers the option to buy Marks & Spencer sandwiches.Any move to end complimentary food is likely to increase accusations British Airways is being reduced to a no-frills, budget airline. Some BA customers are now offered a range from M&S The airline has faced accusations that the airline’s quality and service is nosediving, but Mr Cruz said: “I don’t engage with running this airline into the ground.”center_img But Alex Cruz, the airline’s chairman, said that after a “rough start”, passengers now welcomed the opportunity to pay for M&S snacks on European short haul flights.He told the Sunday Times: “It’s going great. Customers say to us: ‘Finally, I have good choices. No more chicken or beef’.”Asked if the service could be extended to long-haul economy, he said: “We might do it”.Free meals were first ditched on some services back in 2009, but the policy came in across the board for short haul flights in January. The “M&S on board” menu ranges from bags of crisps and chocolate bars for £1 each to a mozzarella and tomato focaccia for £4.95.Mr Cruz also suggested he would squeeze more seats on to workhorse longhaul Boeing 777 jets flying from Heathrow.The airline is already fitting 52 extra seats onto its 777s heading from Gatwick to the Caribbean. An extra seat is being squeezed into each economy row to make them 10 abreast.Mr Cruz said: “We’ll start in Gatwick. We’ll see how it goes and then see what comes for Heathrow,” Cruz said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

FRENCH INFLUENCE FOR TROPHY Kentin Mahe to Telekom Veszprem

Kentin MaheTelekom Veszprem ← Previous Story Meshkov Brest beat PICK Szeged for knock-out stage! Next Story → EXCHANGE: Kopljar to replace Tonnesen in Berlin! Do Veszprem need French charm to become the TOP team in Europe? Obviously someone think about it as after William Accambray, another member of golden French generation in the last few years, Kentin Mahe, is on the way to the handball city just near famous Balaton Lake! The 25-years old Frenchman, who can be both useful on left wing and playmaker’s position, will move to Veszprem at the end of his deal with German SG Flensburg in summer 2018, according to sources.The winner of the French gold at World Championship 2017 made a deal with the Hungarians even before it was clear that his current coach Ljubomir Vranjes will overtake, the two years in a row, reigning EHF Champions League runners-up.After Balkan profile, and then Spanish, it looks that time comes for Veszprem to get some mix of Scandinavian-French way of playing and mentality?Kentin Mahe came to SG Flensburg in 2015 since became clear that HSV Handball couldn’t cope with financial problems.He played in Hamburg between 2013 and 2015, VfL Gummersbach in period 2011-2013, while his first Bundesliga station was Dormangen, where he became proffesional as 17-years old boy in 2008. In Dormagen, his father Pascal was a coach.PHOTO: Stephane Pillaud, France 2017 read more

Heres What Happened Today Saturday

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? brings you a roundup of today’s news.The ominous bank holiday weather is sweeping across the west of Europe. This is St Mary’s Lighthouse at North Tyneside in England. Spooky. Pic: Steve Drew/PA Images.IRISHThe new Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post is out – voters appear to be hitting Labour for Budget 2014, but not Fine Gael.The clocks go BACK an hour at 1am tomorrow. One TD wants to stop time. Sort of.Could RTÉ be right? Are we getting a new junior minister for rural development?The revoking of medical cards for ill children led to these scenes today.Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald explained why Ombudsman for Children will have the power to quiz the gardai on their handling of the Roma family cases.There were almost as many drivers caught speeding in 24 hours as there are days in the year.WORLD#UK: Jimmy Savile’s former driver has been charged with raping and assaulting 15 different minors over three decades.#SAUDI ARABIA: Women protested the driving licence ban by defying authorities and getting behind the wheel today.#FRANCE: This Greenpeace activist had a message to hang off the Eiffel Tower: Image: Christope Ena/AP/Press Association Images#IRAN: Sixteen people were hanged overnight in retaliation for attack on Pakistan border.#CZECH REPUBLIC: Hard to tell who has won in the Czech election… [BBC]INNOVATIONThis jailed hacker has come up with an idea that he claims will save the Blackberry. [TechCrunch]Amazing discoveries in the Amazonian rainforest – including a “monkey that purrs like a cat”. [Science Daily]PARTING SHOTAlright, who did this to the new Arthur Guinness statue in Celbridge, Co Kildare? And was drink, perhaps, taken?via James Keane, who had nothing to do with it, honest.last_img read more

Skerries accused appears in court

first_imgTHE MAN ACCUSED of murdering Michael Gannon in Skerries on Thursday evening has appeared in court charged with murder.The man appeared before a special sitting of the Criminal Courts of Justice today.MurderThe man, in his late 20s, is accused of stabbing Michael Gannon as he babysat his grandchildren at his daughter’s home in Mourne Park in the coastal Dublin town.Mr Gannon is believed to have been stabbed once in the chest.RTE Six One News reports the man has been remanded in custody.Read: Man in his 20s questioned over Skerries death>last_img

Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook handson

first_imgBlackBerry World 2011 is taking place right now, and for those of you hoping that your early purchase of a PlayBook would be rewarded with some great new apps and functionality this week… well, it looks like you just might be! Late yesterday, the new Facebook app for PlayBook which RIM had promised earlier in the day appeared in AppWorld, and it’s well worth the download — the experience blows away that of the Facebook website in the PlayBook browser.For starters, there’s no glitchiness with Facebook chat in the app, whereas the Web version clumsily shuffles chat dialogs around as the on-screen keyboard appears and disappears. You can open as many simultaneous chats as you like and switch between them by tapping a contact’s name in the side panel. In case you don’t want to be bothered by chat requests while you’re PlayBook-ing, you can disable the feature via a toggle on the gear menu.Posting status updates is a breeze, and you’re able to attach photos from your PlayBook’s internal storage as well as snap a new picture for immediate posting. I’d like to be able to attach images from my bridge BlackBerry Curve as well, but for now it’s easy enough to first pull them over using Bridge Files. Your news feed is displayed in highly-readable simplicity and posts can be liked or commented on. Want to refresh your feed? Just tap, hold, and flick down!RIM has also done a nice job with the app’s photo browsing, and it’s very similar to what you’d experience accessing Facebook on your desktop or laptop. Drill down from a user to an album, then tap a photo and up pops the slideshow. To jump ahead or back an image, simply swipe right or left on the screen. You can like, comment, and tag photos as you view — just tap the screen to display the toolbar.The Facebook app’s title bar makes navigation a breeze, with a back button, quick access to the pop-up shortcut menu to switch among views, and a notification tray. New wall and chat activity causes the icon badges to update, and you can display the notifications with a tap — then tap an entry to head to the relevant post or chat.Unfortunately, there’s no access to profile editing, account settings, or privacy settings within the app right now. You’ll need to fire up the PlayBook’s Web browser to tackle those tasks. Nevertheless, the good greatly outweighs the bad in Facebook for the PlayBook and I’m hoping that RIM delivers a few other apps of this quality. Maybe something in the way of instant messaging?IMG_00000022IMG_00000022IMG_00000019IMG_00000016IMG_00000017newIMG_00000020IMG_00000028IMG_00000023IMG_00000018IMG_00000018last_img read more

944 Magazine Launches San Francisco Edition

first_imgThe self-proclaimed “fastest growing lifestyle media conglomerate in the industry,” 944 Media today announced the launch of 944 San Francisco—becoming the brand’s seventh regional market.“San Francisco is unlike any of our current cities, and will ultimately give 944 magazine the opportunity to explore new avenues and creative visions, while testing the waters at times to see what our readers really want,” 944 CEO Marc Lotenberg said. The San Francisco edition will have a 30,000 circulation and a monthly frequency. It will be available for free at luxury hotels, retail stores and restaurants throughout the city. In addition to San Francisco, 944 publishes editions in Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego and Orange County, California.944 Media was launched in Phoenix in 2001.last_img read more

Bonniers Gregg Hano Named Mag CEO

first_imgThis story first appears on FOLIO: sister site, minonline.This morning (April 16), it was announced that Bonnier Corp. senior VP/corporate sales (since November 2011) Gregg Hano was elevated to CEO of Mag+, the Bonnier AB-owned tablet technology that was spun off in January 2011 so it can serve other companies and magazines (Marie Claire, Outside, IDG and Mad magazine are among the Mag+ clients). It was Hano, who as 2003-2011 group publisher of the Bonnier Technology Group (BTG) worked with Mag+ to put BTG flagship Popular Science on the iPad with the latter’s first-generation debut in April 2010.Last fall, Pop Sci became the first magazine to release a Consolidated Media Report with the Audit Bureau of Circulations in order to provide data on digital use along with the print newsstand sales and subscriptions.At Mag+, Hano is succeeding co-founder (2010) Staffan Ekholm, who is returning to Bonnier’s worldwide headquarters in Sweden. Hano will remain based in Bonnier’s New York headquarters when he formally starts on May 7. Says Ekholm: “Gregg has been a visionary and evangelist for the mobile digital publishing industry….He’s the perfect person to take Mag+ to the next level and accelerate its growth far beyond the publishing industry.” Last week, Hano hired ex-Car and Driver/Road & Track publisher John Driscoll as Bonnier VP/corporate sales. Driscoll is now assuming Hano’s former responsibilities.And Steve Grune, who was Hano’s BTG lieutenant as 2010-2011 group director of sales and marketing before succeeding him as group publisher last November, added the vice-presidency this morning.last_img read more

Today its Kashmir tomorrow it can be Mumbai Raj Thackeray

first_imgMumbai: Latching onto the clampdown imposed in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Friday claimed that Maharashtra might similarly be disintegrated using force. Thackeray’s statement came days after he welcomed the scrapping of the special provisions of Article 370 and called it as an “exceptional decision”. Also Read – Congress MLA Shivakumar moves High Court seeking protection from arrest Advertise With Us Addressing party workers here, he said, “In Kashmir, Army and police personnel are deployed outside the residences of the people. Internet, cell phone, television services there stand snapped…everything is closed down there. Today it’s Kashmir, tomorrow it might be Vidarbha, maybe Mumbai a day later.” “Tomorrow, those holding sten guns may stand outside your homes. Internet, cell phone services in Maharashtra too will be snapped…And Maharashtra will be disintegrated forcibly, without thinking about you,” he added. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us The majority that the BJP enjoys is the root cause of this kind of “audacity”, he observed. The MNS chief also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remark on creation of jobs in Jammu and Kashmir post abrogation of Article 370, and asked why the issue of unemployment was not addressed in the BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, where the Article was never been in effect. Advertise With Us Observing that BJP men were distributing sweets after the special provisions of Article 370 were scrapped, he said that nobody talks about the “fraud” that was played out in the 371 Lok Sabha constituencies during the election. Continuing to raise concerns over the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and reiterating his demand for reverting to the ballot paper system, Thackeray alleged the number of votes counted in the constituencies exceeded the actual votes polled there. Thackeray also charged the government with pushing the country’s economy into doldrums and also accused it of diverting people’s attention from real issues by playing up issues such as Ram temple and others. He said the BJP talks about Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh but does not behave like the God, who had exiled wife Sita to forest after a washerman raised suspicions over her character. “The Lord exiled Sita mai on the basis of suspicion raised by a washerman. Why then we don’t return to ballot paper if so many people have raised doubts about EVM, VVPAT? You don’t want to behave like Ram, but want a temple in his name,” he added. Thackeray reiterated that his party workers would request people to fill forms demanding elections through ballot paper. He said the August 21 protest called by all the opposition parties stands postponed in view of the flood situation in parts of Western Maharashtra.last_img read more

Former Sun Pharma executive kills wife 2 children before hanging self in

first_imgThe police is not ruling out the involvement of outsiders, although the content of the note indicates that Singh killed his family before hanging himself from the ceiling.A 55-year-old former senior executive of Sun Pharmaceuticals reportedly killed his wife and two children before committing suicide at their residence in Gurugram on Monday, June 1. Prakash Singh was living with his wife Sonu, 48, daughter Aditi Prakash, 21, and son Aditya Prakash, 14, at Uppal Southend.A suicide note was recovered from Singh’s pocket, which said: “I am completely failed Taking I and my family along with me. I am completely responsible for this. No one else.” He had recently lost his job.The police are not ruling out the involvement of outsiders, although the content of the note indicates that Singh killed his family before hanging himself from the ceiling. Based on a complaint filed by Singh’s sister, a case has also been registered under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).According to The Times of India, the forensic head of the Civil hospital, Dr Deepak Mathur, who conducted the family’s post-mortem, said that they died between midnight and 2 am.”Prakash’s was suicidal hanging while his daughter, wife and son have multiple head injuries. They had deep cuts and they might have died within a few minutes of the attack,” said Mathur.He added that 12 marks were found on Aditi’s body, eight on Aditya’s head and 19 on Sonu’s body, but mainly on the head. There was also a deep cut on the back of Sonu’s neck.”Singh may have tried to sedate the family before killing them since there were a lot of pills in the house. An initial autopsy showed signs of a struggle on the bodies of the two women and the boy,” Aman Yadav, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Sadar), was quoted by Hindustan Times.Yadav added that a knife and a hammer were used in the crime and the analysis of the body samples was awaited to determine if the victims had been drugged.The crime came to light when the family’s maid came to work at around 7 am on Monday, but the door wasn’t opened for her. She informed the neighbours who tried calling the mobile phone of Singh, Sonu and Aditi but the devices were switched off.The police were informed and a team at the spot removed the iron grille of the apartment’s bathroom window. The maid entered the house and found the floor covered in blood. The body of Sonu and Aditya were found on the floor while Aditi’s was on the bed. Singh was found hanging by a nylon rope from a ceiling fan. The family’s four dogs were found sitting next to the bodies.Yadav said that the police investigation will focus on what prompted such action. According to the family’s relatives and neighbours, Singh was depressed since he lost his job. The family’s dogs have been taken in by the neighbours for now.last_img read more

Alleged thief found with 20 bank cards in Puerto Morelos

first_imgThe detainee was turned over to the corresponding authorities for further criminal activity investigations. The person robbed outside the Bancomer branch did file an official complaint. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Commander Gumercindo Jiménez Cuervo of Seguridad Pública y Tránsito explained that after the report of the robbery, a joint operation was deployed with the Policía Militar, which led to the arrest of one male alleged responsible for the robbery. Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Police in Puerto Morelos have taken a man into custody after he robbed a person outside a branch of Bancomer bank. Jiménez Cuervo says that 39-year-old L.J.B.A of Venezuela was arrested. On his person, police found a Venezuelan passport valid until 2021, as well as 20 bank cards from varying banks across the country, none of which, were found to be in his name. last_img read more

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first_img Technology | November 18, 2008 IVUS Fully Integrated into GE ‘s Interventional Suite With the full integration of GE Healthcare’s (GE) Innova system with Volcano’s s5i IVUS system, there is no need to r read more Boston Scientific’s Atlantis IVUS News | October 30, 2013 Philips and Infraredx Sign Agreement for Resale of Infraredx’s TVC Imaging System Philips and Infraredx Inc. announced a non-exclusive resale agreement for Infraredx’s TVC imaging system. Under the… read more The St. Jude Medical Lightlab C7-XR optical coherence tomography imaging system offers better image resolution than current IVUS systems. Pictured is a follow-up study of a stent showing it neointimal tissue strut coverage. News | July 09, 2008 Boston Scientific Launches Small Vessel Peripheral Imaging Catheter Related Content Technology | March 19, 2009 Boston Scientific Launches New Coronary Imaging Catheter March 19, 2009 – Boston Scientific Corp. today announced the launch of its iCross Coronary Imaging Catheter, a product… read more News | September 15, 2010 New Company Plans to Enter IVUS Market With High-Definition System September 15, 2010 – A high-definition intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) system will be demonstrated during the… read more An example of an intravascular OCT image using the LightLab system. News | January 21, 2011 PROSPECT: IVUS Assesses Risk of Future Vulnerable Plaque Ruptures January 21, 2011 – Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) enabled physicians to more accurately assess the risk of individual… read more News | October 12, 2008 GE Healthcare Showcases New Real-Time Imaging Technologies at TCT 2008 October 13, 2008 – GE Healthcare is featuring real-time imaging solutions made possible, in part, by new collaborative… read more News | May 21, 2009 LightLab Launches Nonocclusive HD OCT Intracoronary Imaging System May 21, 2009 – LightLab Imaging Inc. this week is launching its next generation optical coherence tomography (OCT)… read more A comparison showing the same lesions imaged with grayscale IVUS (left), and color-coded virtual histology that characterizes the plaque. News | October 12, 2008 OCT Imaging May More Effectively Detect Vulnerable Plaque October 12, 2008 – Research results indicate that optical coherence tomography (OCT) may be the best tool available to… read more Feature | December 13, 2010 | Adrienne Ma, analyst, Millennium Research Group Stent Costs Increase Use of Intravascular Imaging During a time when the U.S. healthcare reform is on the minds of many within the medical community, physicians and… read more July 10, 2008 – Boston Scientific Corp. this week launched its Atlantis .018 Peripheral Imaging Catheter, which reportedly brings existing 40 MHz coronary standard ultrasound imaging resolution to peripheral interventions. The company said the product is available for immediately release in the U.S. Until now, an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheter was not available for peripheral vessels smaller than 8 mm, the company said. But with this smaller sized catheter, Boston Scientific said physicians can expand the level of care and address a broader range of small peripheral vessels.The company’s iLab Ultrasound Imaging System, which was launched in May 2006, enables physicians to see images inside the heart and vessels to assist with diagnosis. The maker said one of the key benefits of IVUS is to offer a 360-degree view of the vessel wall from the inside, allowing a more complete and accurate assessment of the diseased vessel than is possible with angiography alone. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | February 10, 2008 New Software Highlights Ultrasound Color Enhancement A third round of software enhancements has been made to the iLab System 1.3, an ultrasound imaging system designed to… read morelast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay 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 Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Whitepapers | January 30, 2012 Differences in Dose Levels Among Digital Mammography Systems 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 Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more 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 Breast cancer screening is a well-established method for reducing mortality in women, because cancers can be detected at an early stage while they are still easy to treat. However, low radiation dose to the breast is important when screening, since healthy women are exposed. Numerous studies comparing full-field digital mammography (FFDM) with screen-film mammography (SFM) and computed radiography (CR) plates have been performed and show the clinical advantage and dose reduction capabilities of FFDM systems. With a mammography market dominated by digital systems, studies comparing different models of FFDM are becoming more and more relevant.This white paper summarizes data from the latest official radiation dose report from Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten (the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority), additional data requested from the same authority in 2010 and data from a survey from BreastCheck, the Irish Breast Screening Program. These studies show a significant difference in dose levels among the different FFDM systems and that Philips MicroDose demonstrates the lowest average mean glandular dose (MGD) among systems surveyed.Download now. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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 Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Red tide prompts Gov Scott to direct US15m in funds to Gulf

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Florida, Red Tide, VISIT FLORIDA Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Red tide prompts Gov. Scott to direct US$1.5m in funds to Gulf Coast TALLAHASSEE — Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in seven counties along Florida’s southern Gulf Coast that have been overrun by the toxic algae bloom known as red tide, and ordered US$1.5 million to be spent on various clean-up efforts and to help impacted businesses. Red tide is common in this area but this year is particularly bad. The toxic algae bloom has spread throughout the Gulf of Mexico, drifting in the water since it began in October 2017. Stretching about 240 kilometres, it’s affecting communities from Naples in the south to Anna Maria Island in the north and appears to be moving northward. The algae turns the water toxic for marine life. Why this year’s red tide is so intense is up for debate. Some researchers have noticed aggressive blooms after hurricanes. Irma swept past Florida’s Gulf Coast in the summer of 2017 and a period of red tide affected Florida after the powerful 2004-2005 hurricanes. Although this isn’t peak tourist season for the Gulf Coast, red tide is affecting tourism. Gov. Scott said in a statement Monday: “As Southwest Florida and the Tampa Bay area continues to feel the devastating impacts of red tide, we will continue taking an aggressive approach by using all available resources to help our local communities. “Today I am issuing an emergency declaration to provide significant funding and resources to the communities experiencing red tide so we can combat its terrible impacts.”The seven counties are Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas.“While we fight to learn more about this naturally-occurring phenomenon, we will continue to deploy all state resources and do everything possible to make sure that Gulf Coast residents are safe and area businesses can recover,” he said.Governor Scott said he has directed VISIT FLORIDA to begin developing a marketing campaign to assist Southwest Florida communities that will start following this year’s red tide blooms. He added that VISIT FLORIDA will create a $500,000 emergency grant program to assist local tourism development boards in counties affected by the naturally-occurring red tide. With files from The Associated Press Sharelast_img read more