Ban Kimoon Engages With Youth In Myanmar On Peace And Reconciliation

first_imgAhead of his attendance at the 21st Century Panglong Conference and high level meetings last week, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reached out to young people from Myanmar through U-Report, a recently launched youth engagement tool that provides a platform for young people to raise their voices on issues that matter to them.More than 1200 U-Reporters, aged 13 to 25, responded to an invitation to share their views on what matters most in their lives and how they can contribute to peace and reconciliation. The results of the poll were presented to the UNSG by Bertrand Bainvel, the UNICEF Representative to Myanmar, at a meeting on 31 August.In a Facebook message to U-Reporters, Ban Ki-moon said: “Thank you for sharing with me what matters most to you – education and employment, peace and reconciliation, and youth empowerment and participation. I will give them all the importance they deserve in all my meetings during my visit in Myanmar. Keep using U-Report and ask your friends to join. Your views matters to all of us.”Adolescents and young people were asked via Facebook, a series of questions relating to peace and development in Myanmar. Asked what would most contribute to peace in Myanmar, U-Reporters put at the top of the list: ‘unity’, ‘trust’, and ‘understanding each other’. They placed high hopes on the 21st Century Panglong Conference. It was clear to them that politicians alone cannot make peace happen, but that young people also have an important role to play by ending hate speech, fighting discrimination, and campaigning for peace, including through social media.U-Report was launched in Myanmar on 18 August 2016. Already almost 2,000 Myanmar U-Reporters have registered through Facebook and the numbers are growing every day. It is expected to reach 100,000 by the end of 2017.In Myanmar, U-Report is currently available through Facebook, however discussions are ongoing with telecom operators to join the platform.“It is essential that we expand the platform to make it available to the most vulnerable, particularly young people living in conflict-affected and remote areas without access to internet, so that they too have the opportunity to contribute to polls, debates and to report on the conditions faced in their communities” said UNICEF Representative to Myanmar Bertrand Bainvel.“SMS is the only means of communication in some parts of Myanmar – we call on the social responsibility of all three major telecom operators to join us and support the platform. Without their support millions of young people will remain invisible and ignored” he concluded.last_img read more

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Security Council welcomes positive development in Burundi

In a statement to the press following the 15-nation body’s consultations on Burundi, the Council’s President, Ambassador Munir Akram of Pakistan, said members welcomed “positive developments” in Burundi and supported the proposed Regional Summit. They urged all Burundian parties to cooperate fully with the region and the Facilitation with a view to reaching agreement on all outstanding issues.”Council members urge Agathon Rwasa’s Forces Nationales de Libération (FNL) to cease hostilities, to join immediately the peace process and to start negotiations with the transitional government,” Ambassador Akram said.Council members also welcomed the deployment of the African Mission in Burundi, and appealed to donor countries to make resources available for its deployment and future support. That Mission is the first such peacekeeping initiative deployed under the auspices of the African Union (AU).Ambassador Akram said Council members supported the round-table conference planned for next month to mobilize financial resources for Burundi, and urged donors to respond generously, adding that they also commended the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank for their timely decision to release the second tranche of their respective post-conflict programmes for Burundi.”[They] also recognize the work done by the United Nations Office in Burundi in the framework of the peace process in that country,” the Council President said. read more

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Top recruit Amir Williams commits to Mattas class of 2015

A 93-75 win wasn’t the only victory the Ohio State men’s basketball team achieved over Florida this week. The Buckeyes also beat out the Gators for one of the top center prospects in the country. Amir Williams, a 6-foot-10-inch center from Country Day High School in Detroit, announced Wednesday his decision to play college basketball for coach Thad Matta and the Buckeyes. Williams, who Rivals.com ranks as the seventh-best center in the country, waited until near the end of the signing period to choose OSU over  Florida, Duke and Pittsburgh. “He felt that it was closer to home,” said Kurt Keener, Williams’ high school coach. “Though more than anything else, he felt that the style of play at Ohio State, and the success they’ve had with preparing guys with going from college to the pro ranks, was what ultimately had him decide on the Buckeyes.” Country Day has produced some high-caliber basketball players, including Chris Webber and Shane Battier. Keener said Williams is solid defensively and has a nice mid-range game but still needs to work on his overall offensive game. “There’s things that you can’t coach in a player. You can’t coach somebody to be 6-foot-10 or 6-foot-11. You can’t coach their passion for the game or their intensity. He has those things,” Keener said. “The things he has to work on, whether it be the footwork or the pump fakes, all of those things are very much teachable things. If he’s healthy and he listens and learns, I could see him being an All-Big Ten player with a chance to play in the NBA someday.” read more

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Woman who worked on Highgrove estate died after drowning in undiscovered well

first_img 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. Her body was only discovered when her daughter, Madelaine, looked out of an upstairs window and noticed a hole in the courtyard that had not been there before. On going out to the garden, she found her mother face down and submerged in water. An inquest in Gloucester yesterday heard Ms Nadiotis is believed to have fallen down the well two hours before she was discovered. A post-mortem revealed that other than minor bruising on the back of the head, Ms Nadiotis had not suffered any other internal or external injuries but she was showing all the features of having drowned. The report said her hands and feet were waterlogged and she had a “washer women look”. Her head and neck were congested, and her lungs were over-inflated, which are all characteristics of drowning. A woman who worked on the royal Highgrove estate died after falling down a well in her garden that had lain undiscovered for many years, an inquest heard. Irena Nadiotis, 58, was gardening at the back of a Grade II listed property in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, when the ground underneath her collapsed and she plunged 50ft down the well.  It seems the ground gave way underneath her and she fell into the well, rendering her unconscious and becoming submergedSenior Coroner Katie Skerrett Sergeant Adam Williams, who attended the scene, said he spoke to Ms Nadiotis’ daughter who said she had no idea the well, which was located under the flagstones of the 17th century property’s rear courtyard, existed.A guest staying in the property, which had been being used as a B&B, had taken a photograph which “made it apparent there was no well earlier that day”, Sgt Williams said.  Senior Coroner Katie Skerrett called it a “tragic accident”. “It seems the ground gave way underneath her and she fell into the well, rendering her unconscious and becoming submerged,” she said. “I agree with the post-mortem report that all the features consist with drowning and therefore record this as an accidental death”, she concluded.At the time of her death, Ms Nadiotis was described by Highgrove staff as being a “cherished” member of the team. last_img read more

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Rowing can help get state school children into Oxbridge charity says after

“The most important factor of this new scheme is that it is telling the state school children that studying at Oxbridge is an option if you work hard enough to get the grades.“It makes it more realistic for them. It’s giving them that piece of knowledge that, although Oxbridge is difficult to get into, it’s difficult based on your academic performance. “It’s not elitist in the sense that your background will determine whether you get in or not. What will determine it is your work ethic and your results. I think that’s something sport and rowing can help teach them.”Mr O’Connor added: “I think sport is a wholesome and true thing that people can unite around and people can show interest in. Being fast at rowing isn’t determined about the background you come from.“Rowing is the vehicle we can use break down all those perceived social barriers.” Pictured rowing on the world famous Dorney Lake, Schuyler started Eton College in SeptemberCredit:Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph Now the charity’s CEO, Steve O’Connor, has launched a new scheme that pairs up some of the UK’s most challenged schools with individual Oxford and Cambridge colleges in an effort to “demystify Oxbridge” and encourage more state school students to apply.Burlington Academy in White City and Trinity College Oxford are the first pair in the club’s new project.Students aged 13 to 16 visit the College three times a year for residential weekends and day trips where they have are coached in rowing by Trinity students, get application advice from Oxford tutors and go on tours of the world famous campus. “There wasn’t much diversity in the outreach for rowing. So it never seemed like something I would or could do. I think that’s because, coming from my background, there is not as much of an outreach for it.“I am so glad I found rowing. It has helped me massively in terms of focus and my confidence. It has also opened so many doors for me. I never expected to get anywhere like Eton – it wasn’t even in the corner of my mind.“I would absolutely love to go to Oxbridge and I definitely think rowing could help me get there.” Schuyler  Students from Burlington Academy in White City pictured visiting Trinity College at Oxford University last yearCredit:Fulham Reach Boat Club 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. Students from Burlington Academy visiting the library at Trinity College Oxford whilst going to the university on a rowing residential Credit:Fulham Reach Boat Club Schuyler Audley-Williams  Mr O’Connor said: “Rowing as a sport is perceived as very elitist and we started our whole charity because there are real barriers of entry at the junior level. We want to open up access for state school students and get them rowing. tour Schuyler now has his sights set on attending Oxbridge and believes rowing can help him get there Credit:Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph A 12-year-old who was denied a place at a state school won an Eton College scholarship after learning how to row.The charity that introduced him to the sport is now aiming to get more working class children into Oxbridge.Schuyler Audley-Williams, now 14, grew up on the White City Estate in Hammersmith and failed to get into any state secondary schools of his choice due to oversubscription.After the council eventually offered him a place at a school that was deemed to be failing by Ofsted, his parents were then left little choice but to homeschool him.It was during this time that his father, Harry Audley-Williams, took him to visit Fulham Reach Boat Club, a charity based in west London that was set up four years ago to challenge the “very elitist” perception of rowing by offering free lessons to local state school children.Within one year of getting in one of their boats, Schuyler broke two under-12 British rowing records and secured a full sports scholarship to Eton College. tour Schuyler, now a full-time boarder at the top private school, told the Telegraph: “I found out about rowing after my dad saw an advert for Fulham Reach Boat Club. I really didn’t know anything about rowing at that point. read more

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Donaldson Clean FluidsKeep Mining at MINExpo

first_imgDonaldson Company, a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, introduced Clean Fuel & Lubricant Solutions, an integral partner for operations’ contamination control strategies. The company offers a wide array of bulk liquid filtration products, coupled with expertise in system design and best practices. Dirt and water are the enemies of fuels and lubricants, robbing vehicles and equipment of performance and longevity. Removing contaminant with bulk filtration prior to pumping fluids into equipment allows on-board filtration systems to do their job better, while supporting the advanced system technology required to meet new regulations. Donaldson recommends a three-step philosophy to protect your investment, from delivery right until the final point of use:CleanDonaldson’s single-pass filtration on the inlet reduces the risk of contamination in bulk storage tanks and helps maintain desired cleanliness levels. Compact and easy to replace, Donaldson filters are an important line of defense in maintaining fluid cleanliness and can be configured for high flow rates while minimizing pressure drop.ProtectWater absorbing filters, T.R.A.P.TM Breathers and Active Reservoir Vent (ARV) products reduce the risk of moisture and contaminants entering a bulk storage tank so fluids are kept clean and dry. Used together, they help guard from free water, airborne contaminants and microbial growth for as long as they stay in storage.PolishUnstable fluids and the tank itself can be a source of contamination. Final filtration on the outlet ensures that target ISO cleanliness levels are achieved.For contamination challenges downstream of the refinery, from delivery right up to the final point of use, Donaldson Clean Solutions can help you deliver clean fluids into your equipment and keep you mining.last_img read more

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Troika leaves without securing a deal

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ much-anticipated meeting with the troika concluded on Wednesday evening without the two sides reaching a final agreement.Exiting the meeting, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras told reporters that “a deal hasn’t been reached yet, but there has been significant progress in talks and the disbursement of the next loan tranche will not be an issue”.Stournaras also said that the troika inspectors will leave the country on Thursday and the package will be finalised next week when the EU and IMF representatives return.The talks got underway at 7pm on Wednesday at the Maximos Mansion.The meeting between Samaras and the troika, which had been scheduled for Tuesday evening, was postponed after talks with ministers apparently stalled over tax collection difficulties and promised reductions in public sector staff.Earlier, government officials and troika inspectors held a lengthy meeting that concluded at 6pm. Present in the meeting were Stournaras, Alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras, as well as the premier’s close advisors Chrysanthos Lazaridis and Stavros Papastavrou.Source: EnetEnglish.last_img read more

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The Usos to appear on ESPN SportsCenter on Tuesday

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Courtesy of WWE.com:WWE on ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’Every Tuesday, ESPNews’ “SportsCenter” features a weekly segment with Superstars devoted to the best, most entertaining moments from WWE.This week, ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman will be joined by Jimmy and Jey Uso, who recently made their return on Raw.Last week, The Miz joined “SportsCenter” to discuss his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, his confrontation with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin on Raw and more!John Cena was also recently on “SportsCenter.”In addtion to top moments from Raw, the weekly segment will feature former WWE Superstar and announcer and current ESPN personality Jonathan Coachman.For more on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” visit espn.go.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBecky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date AnnouncedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning Becky Lynch John Cena WhatsApp Impact reportedly returning to New York City for TV tapings this November XFL announces multi-year television deals with ESPN and FOX to air games starting in 2020 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Videos Articles John Cena Not In Royal Rumble Due To Injury John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Twitter Videos Articles Google+ How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Facebooklast_img
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Sifton to host special education resource fair

first_imgVancouver – Sifton Elementary School will host a resource fair for families and children in special education programs Thursday.The fair will provide information on parent support groups, spring sport opportunities, summer camps, local community service opportunities, bullying prevention, autism scouting programs and more.The fair will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Sifton gym at 7301 N.E. 137th Ave., Vancouver. Visitors can come and go. Dinner will be provided.last_img

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ECOMIG Impound Trucks Loaded with Trunks

first_imgBy Yankuba JallowECOMIG Forces stationed at Bwiam in Foni Kansala district, have confiscated truckloads of timber trunks last Thursday and Friday.The reason for the seizure of the logs by ECOMIG has not been ascertained because they declined to comment on the issue.According to the victims, more than 7 trucks were stopped by the ECOMIG forces who according to reports, are said to have received an order to impound any vehicle with such forest product. Most of the trucks were off loaded at the military camp at Bwiam and the trucks parked.The ECOMIG force came into the Gambia on an intervention mission following the political impasse last January. The force in the early months of this year, was involved in a similar situation at Brikama, where many trucks were impounded. The impoundment of the vehicles first occurred on Thursday August 10 2017, when about 8 vehicles were impounded at the ECOMIG station in Bwaim.The vendors have in their possession legal documents that allows them to trade in timber but to their astonishment, they were blocked by ECOMIG soldiers; that they were told that there is an executive order that vehicles carrying such forest products should not be allowed to pass. They added that the ECOMIG soldiers told them that if their documents are legal let them returned to those who had issued them with the documents and come with them. They all held that the products that are impounded, are different; 8 vehicles carrying firewood and others carrying Gmelina products, where also included.Mr. Ousainou Cham, the Principal Forestry Officer, West Coast Region said the vehicles were not seized but were impounded because they had legally procured the forest products including those from the subregion. He added that there is a procedure for those that were imported to pay their custom dues and thereafter the Department of Forestry will attest that the products were imported based on their technical experience. He noted that before a person can embark on such activities, he must be issued with a vendor’s certificate. “Most of these products are from URR, LRR and CRR” he said. “Over 90% of the trucks are with their legal documents meaning forestry and custom papers were all legally acquired” he said.He clarified that there was a ban in The Gambia in February but the ban was lifted to allow Gambians who were into this re-export business to evacuate their logs that were lying in over 15 landing sites within the country. He said the lifting of the ban is 10 weeks now and that this was done to allow the people evacuate their logs since they have spent money on acquiring them.He said most of the vendors came up with genuine excuses that their vehicles had break down causing their delay.He said the ECOMIG force are not obliged to impound any of the trucks that have firewood, Gmelina and other species like ‘Jalo,’ because it will affect the construction industry since saw mills directly rely on these products.“They are packing these vehicles indiscriminately which is not proper” he said.He said he has spoken to the ‘Colonels’ at Kanilai and Bakau, to no avail. He added that on Wednesday August 16, the Permanent Secretary and himself, were able to speak to the head of the ECOMIG force in the country, and were able to tell him that the produce procured, were legally obtained and Gambians do not go to Senegal to bring the trees that are used to make canoes but it is the Senegalese who bring them into the country.“We told them that the cross border trading is here to stay as it begun long ago,” he said.“We told the ECOMIG General that we are a government and we need to communicate by consulting before acting,” he said.Mr. Cham said Gambian forest produce are going into Senegal in places such as Kaolack, Mbure and Dakar; that in Tanji and Sutu Sinjang Senegalese nationals are the constructors of the canoes which they in turn transport to Senegal to sell or use. He said there is a large number of Senegalese in the Gambia who are utilizing the country’s natural resources and are living in harmony with Gambians.last_img read more

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Calling from Alaska jails Its complicated

first_imgKetchikan Correctional Center. (Alaska Department of Corrections photo)When someone gets arrested, often the first thing they’ll want to do is make a call. If it’s to a lawyer or legal aid, no problem. However, if it’s to friends, family or an employer, it’s more complicated.Download AudioWhen an inmate at the Ketchikan Correctional Center wants to place a call, there are some rules. They can call lawyers without cost or much restraint, but calls to family or employers are allowed in 15-minute time slots and on the jail’s terms.“So what happens is, if an inmate wants to contact family, they give a list of numbers that they want to have on their approved list, and they’re able to call out. And it’s set up and designed to only be landlines.”That’s KCC’s superintendent, Jessica Mathews. She says this is a way to make sure possible victims are safe from harassment. While local calls around Ketchikan are free, Mathews says inmates families have to pay for long-distance calls to their landlines through Securus, a company contracted through the state.What happens is an inmate can place one call to a long-distance landline. After that talk, the call’s receiver, maybe a mom or a significant other, gets a bill from Securus for the call and options to open a payable account for future calls.If they don’t pay or can’t pay, the prisoner can no longer call that number.Alaska’s system is actually cheaper than in much of the United States where Securus does not allow free local calls.But Alaska is one of the few places that doesn’t allow calls from prisons to cellphones. Mathews says that’s how the contract with Securus is written.“There’s glitches with that and people circumvent the rules for that, but that’s the way the system is set up. In the future, Securus wants to try to include cellphones in that process but right now the contract doesn’t authorize that. “Alaska Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle said in a statement that DOC’s procurement team and contract overseers were working on a changing the contract between Alaskan public correctional facilities and Securus, but it may take time.In that time, no-cellphone policy could disproportionately hurt those who already are having a hard time. A July 2014 Pew Research Survey found that those with lower incomes and those in minority racial groups have a far greater probability of having only cellphones instead of landlines.Assistant Public Defender Jay Hochberg says many in Ketchikan’s jail are part of that group and couldn’t afford a lawyer without Public Defenders.“The number in this community runs over 80%. Over 80% of folks will receive a public defender.”Hochberg also notes that the most KCC inmates haven’t been convicted and are presumed innocent.“The vast majority of the folks at our local jail are pre-trial. Across the state, I think it’s about 50-50 at the moment, sentenced prisoners vs pre-trial detainees. And all across America, it is slightly more than 50% if you look at all state and local jails together of folks who are in jail not because they’ve been adjudicated or proved as wrongdoers, but because they simply are impoverished or otherwise don’t have access to the cash bail.”KRBD reached out to Securus, but was unable to talk with a representative. The company did provide links on how to call in the Lower 48 from a prison center to cell phones, but not much else.Matthews says if people don’t want to pay the calling fees, or don’t want their family to have to pay them, it’s best to just do it the old-fashioned way.“Generally what we would encourage people to do is to come visit or to write…And they can certainly, you know, their family has access to a landline. There’s always a landline somewhere. So they can certainly do that. And sometimes that’s just the unfortunate consequence of being in custody.”Matthews says that this system works here in Ketchikan, and she hasn’t had too many complaints, but this could be because there’s a fast turnover, with an average 30-day stay at KCC.If inmates are convicted, they are usually sent to Juneau or Anchorage. There, they would still have to use Securus and would be under similar calling rules.  They are also often away from home at that point and most calls to family and friends will be charged. The new FCC maximum rates for those calls are at $0.21 per minute for collect and $0.25 per minute for pre-paid or debit calls.last_img read more

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Being targeted for our work on human rights Indira Jaising on

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court lawyer Indira Jaising alleged on Thursday that she and her husband were being “targeted” by the CBI due to their work in the field of human rights after sleuths from the central agency carried out searches at her residence and office. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is carrying out searches at the residence of former Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Jaising and the offices of Lawyers Collective, an NGO run by her husband Anand Grover, officials said. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The searches are being carried out at the Nizamuddin residence and office of Jaising here, the office of the NGO at Jangpura and another office in Mumbai from 5 am, they added. Grover was booked by the central probe agency for alleged Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) violations in receiving foreign aid. “Mr Grover and I are being targeted for the human rights work that we have done over the years,” Jaising told reporters. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The CBI had filed an FIR against Grover and the NGO on the basis of a complaint from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), which had alleged several discrepancies in the utilisation of foreign aid received by the organisation. Jaising is not named as an accused in the FIR but her alleged role has been mentioned in the complaint of the ministry. The CBI has booked Grover, the president of Lawyers Collective, and unidentified office-bearers of the organisation, besides unidentified officials in this connection.last_img read more

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Charmme Kaur proposes Trisha Krishnan Birthday girl accepts her marriage proposal

first_imgVery rare to see friendly banter between celebrities, in open. Happy Birthday to Trisha of Atadu. And advance Happy Birthday to Charmy of Mangala. THE VILLAIN‏ @JhonnyOpines Hari‏ @itishariram Well.. wish you both to get married soon.. Charmme Kaur and Trisha KrishnanCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookActress Charmme Kaur (Charmi/Charmy) has proposed her close friend, actress Trisha Krishnan on her birthday on May 4. The latter accepted her marriage proposal saying she had already said yes.Charmee Kaur shared screen space with Trisha in Prabhas’ 2006 action dance film Pournami, which was directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by MS Raju. Ever since both the actress have maintained a very cordial relationship with each other. They wish each other on their birthdays and interact jovially on social media.Their Twitter followers same jovial conversation between the two actresses on May 4, which happened to be the 26th birthday of Trisha Krishnan. Charmme Kaur took her Twitter account to wish her friend. She also shared a photo featuring the bonding between the two, as Trisha is seen kissing her in it.Besides sharing their cuddling photo, Charmme Kaur wrote, “Baby I love u today n forever Am on my knees waiting for u to accept my proposal let’s get married (now toh it’s legally allowed also ) #happybirthday @trishtrashers .”Interestingly, Charmee Kaur had posted the same message four years ago and Trisha Krishnan had jovially accepted her marriage proposal. Responding to her latest message, Trisha said that she has already said yes to marry her. The actress replied, “thank you and i said YES already @Charmmeofficial.” Trisha’s reply to Charmee Kaur’s gay marriage proposalTwitterCharmee Kaur and Trisha were linked with their co-stars in the past, but none of them became true. Both the actresses are single and busy focusing on their respective careers. Trisha had engaged to Chennai-based businessman Varun Manian in January 2015, but she split from him months later in May 2015.However, some of the followers were surprised and amused by this friendly banter between Charmee and Trisha. Despite the two being jovial, a few were heartbroken, while others wished to see them married. Here are their comments.Krishna Mohan‏ @Krishna35887244 VM Bapaiah chari‏ @vmbchari Cute couples happy if u both gets married Please let us know if the date is confirmed madam. Will come with a gift for you both.center_img Vaishali misra ‏ @97misra కొండముది సాయికిరణ్‏ @kskk1968 You ladies break my heart. Not fair. You two cannot, should not tie knot. You both are too beautiful to be …. you know what I mean…. Today onwards I will choose another beautiful girl to me… Iam not against LGBTQ in any way but here I know she is clearly making joke but let me tell her that having physical relationship between same sex is allowed but marriage is not allowed yet LGBTQ has long road to go yet ANJU✨‏ @AnjuSweetzlast_img read more

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3 companies opt out of Navi Mumbai airport project

first_imgThe much hyped Rs 16,000-crore Navi Mumbai airport has received a major setback after three of the four firms, which were shortlisted to build the airport have opted out. The firms have cited many unresolved issues for abandoning the project. GMR Infrastructure, Tata Realty & Infrastructure and Hiranandani Group have ended their race to bid for the airport project. This leaves GVK Power & Infrastructure-led Mumbai airport as the sole qualified bidder for the project, the Economic Times reported.Also read: Centre gives approval for 4 greenfield airports; 3 to come up in Andhra PradeshSo now, the last submission date for the bid document has been extended by two months to January 9.Following the news, the GMR Infrastructure stock was trading at Rs 12.43 at around 11:47 a.m. on Wednesday, up 1.89 percent. Similarly, shares of GVK Power and infrastructure were up at Rs 5.92 apiece at around the same time, up 7.25 percent from its previous close on the BSE.Reasons cited by GMR InfrastructureGMR Infrastructure’s finance Chief Siddharth Kapur had sent a letter to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis last month. He had listed eight issues with the airport project. Some of the reasons were: pre-development work for the airport has not started. Half of the contracts for the work have not been given yet, ET added. Additionally, Kapur said that the project is yet to receive a stage-2 clearance from the environment ministry. Reasons given by Tata Realty & InfraAccording to a senior executive at Tata Realty and Infrastructure, more than 3,000 families (about 10,000 people) are still occupying the land. On Tuesday, the company reportedly wrote to City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd. (CIDCO) saying it was not willing to participate in the bidding round for the airport project.Reasons cited by Hiranandani Managing director of the Hiranandani Group said that the company’s airport construction partner, Zurich Airport has opted out of the Navi Mumbai airport project. “The project cost has highly escalated in the past several years. Now, instead of the 26% equity participation, Zurich Airports wants 10% participation. We have written to CIDCO for the same, but no approval has come yet. Our bid proposal is ready, but under the current circumstances, we won’t be able to participate. There are many other issues. For instance, the guidance cost for some aspects of the project have been given keeping the Kochi airport in mind. It is impossible to stick to those cost guidelines for this project,” Darshan Hiranandani was quoted as saying by ET.last_img read more

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HCC Trustee Sentenced To Nearly Six Years In Prison

first_imgDavis LandFormer HCC trustee Chris Oliver (second, left) stands at an intersection with his lawyer after being sentenced to nearly six years in prison on January 8, 2018.Former Houston Community College board member Chris Oliver will serve 70 months in federal prison, U.S. District Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore decided Monday. Contractors allegedly paid Oliver a total of more than $250,000 influence contract awards between 2009 and 2016. Oliver plead guilty to accepting a $12,000 bribe from an HCC contractor, a bribe for which the Federal Bureau of Investigation provided funding. Oliver will have to return that $12,000 to the FBI.During the sentencing, Gilmore asked if accepting bribes was “standard” at HCC, saying the college appeared to be a “cesspool.” When asked if Oliver’s actions were the only corruption that has gone on at the college, HCC trustee Dave Wilson responded, “Hell no.” Wilson said he expects Oliver’s case to be “just the beginning” of action against corruption at HCC. In a statement, Houston Community College says it has strengthened its rules regarding contract awards. The statement claims the college has hired outside consultants to review the rules and the school’s procurement history. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:58 Share Xlast_img read more

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Challenges of Transitioning into Adulthood with Chronic Illness Or Disability

first_imgA large percentage — about 90 percent — of children who suffer from chronic illnesses or disabilities will survive into adulthood, but how do those newly mature adults manage their care on their own?Evidence shows that without a successful transition, morbidity and mortality rates for these patients increase.That’s a problem Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have spent 19 years discussing at the annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference.How do children with chronic conditions successfully make the transition? What are the current obstacles? And what has improved in the past few years?In the audio above, we talk with pediatrician and conference organizer Dr. Albert Hergenroeder as well as Jacqueline Benavides, a patient who had to make the transition herself a few years ago.Abner Fletcher/Houston MattersPatient Jacqueline Benavides and Dr. Albert Hergenroeder. 00:00 /23:06 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Sharelast_img read more

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NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Router is a Beast Discounted to Just 9499 Today

first_img Share Tweet Submit You can step up your home WiFi game with the addition of NETGEAR’s Nighthawk AC1900 wireless router. It packs a punch and a price tag which will definitely make you interested.Routers come in all shapes and sizes these days. We have routers that are shaped like a donut. But of course, all that aside, our top most priority must be functionality before anything else. If that’s what you believe as well then you can never ever go wrong with the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 wireless router.This beast of a router packs in AC1900 speeds and features dual-band connectivity allowing you to either use 2.4 or 5GHz depending on your needs. Furthermore, the Nighthawk features MU-MIMO, meaning that it can serve multiple devices at the same time. In other words, if someone decides to stream a 4K movie on the TV, you won’t be slowed down in any way at all.The Nighthawk AC1900 packs in a powerful 1GHz process to handle all the traffic on the network along with a dedicated app for remote management, including parental controls, QoS and more. If that does not satisfy you in any way, then you will be pleased to learn that this particular router features Denial-of-Service prevention as well.Are you interested in this product and the discount that’s attached with it? Then head over to the link below.Buy NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router, MU-MIMO, Circle with Disney Smart Parental Controls – Was $125, Now just $94.99last_img read more

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first_img The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. The Acuson S2000 ultrsound system is built on Siemens’ most advanced next-generation acoustic technologies to offer superior architecture, advanced clinical applications and high-resolution transducers that deliver exceptionally high levels of detail. The Acuson S2000 systems use Siemens’ proprietary micro-pinless transducer connector technology, optimized for high-frequency imaging, to deliver high-end 2-D, 3-D, Doppler and 4-D imaging.For more information: www.medical.siemens.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | October 20, 2011 Siemens Highlights Acuson S2000 Ultrasound at RSNA 2011 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more 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). 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Related Contentlast_img read more

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Stars shone at Hollywood themed Thirsty Thursdays

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J It was the night Michael Jackson returned for one last moonwalk and Marilyn Monroe planted her plump red lips on Harry Potter’s cheek – it was the record breaking ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ themed Thirsty Thursdays in Sydney.300 industry friends filled Helmbar in Cockle Bay last night where, not only the largest number of prizes were handed out, but guests were able to rub shoulders with their favourite Hollywood characters including Super Girl, Zorro, Cleopatra, Homer Simpson and more. The first 120 people to arrive at the venue were lucky enough to receive ANZ Gift Cards loaded with up $200 courtesy of ANZ.Meanwhile Brendan Cox from Carlson Wagonlit Travel walked away with the Breakaway Travel Club donated V Australia flight to LA along with a $250 accommodation voucher.The prizes didn’t end there, third place best dressed winner last night, Michael Jackson, received a $100 ANZ Gift Card, Cleopatra walked away with a $200 ANZ Gift Card, and Marilyn Monroe graced us with her JFK inspired birthday tune to win herself a $250 VISA Prepaid Card for best-dressed of the evening.  Thank you to all our sponsors, Breakaway Travel Club, ANZ, Helmbar, VISA, Bayleaf Photography, Viking Beer and IMAX who helped us break our records at the biggest Thirsty Thursdays event ever!A special thank you to our partner TMS Asia Pacific who organized the Academy Award worthy red carpet courtesy of The Four Seasons Hotel. To access the two photo galleries from our ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ Thirsty Thursdays event, log onto www.facebook.com/etbnews Here you can tag yourself in the photos taken by our staff and Bayleaf Photography as well as share them with your friends.We look forward to seeing you at our Mauritius themed Thirsty Thursdays on 7 July at Helmbar, tropical attire is welcomed!Click here to view the photo gallery: photo gallery 1, photo gallery 2last_img read more

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Supreme court increases sentence for child molester

first_imgThe supreme court on Thursday overturned an 18-month prison sentence given to a child molester by the Paphos Criminal Court and condemned him to three years behind bars.The case concerns a 36-year-old man from Paphos who had been sentenced in February to 18 months in prison for sexually harassing a six-year-old girl.The man had pleaded guilty in November 2016.He was arrested last October, following a complaint filed by the girl’s parents after she told them that she had been sexually molested by him during a visit to his house a few days earlier.The decision was appealed by the state, which argued that it was a blatantly inadequate sentence and that the court had improperly enforced the principles of case law.The Paphos criminal court also failed to take into consideration the change in the legal framework which raised the maximum penalty for such crimes to life in jail.In its decision, the supreme court said the maximum penalty for such offences was life in jail and there was a pressing need for a general deterrent to curtail the upsurge in such crimes.Without the defendant’s admission and his personal problems, the sentence would have been much higher, the court said.The court highlighted the need for strict sentences in such cases since children had to be protected. That was why the law was changed to provide for life in jail as the maximum sentence in cases where the child is under 13, the court added.“This relates to the victim’s respective inability to protect themselves from the sexual appetites of individuals, particularly those in the close environment, and the inherent difficulty of voicing a complaint regarding such traumatic experience,” the court said.Because of her age, the victim was easy prey to people like the defendant, the court said.The criminal court, despite grasping the seriousness of the offence, as well as the need to impose a deterring sentence, had failed to realise this objective by opting for an 18-month sentence.In its view, the court said, the appellate court’s intervention was necessary because it was a manifestly inadequate sentence.It was crucial that the sentence imposed by the court of first instance reflected the need to protect underage victims from prospective offenders given the worrying rise of such crimes, the court said.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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