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Videotape shows murder victim walking into medical students Halifax apartment

first_imgHALIFAX – A Halifax jury watched the last known sighting of a Dalhousie University student Thursday — Taylor Samson walked into his alleged killer’s apartment, but was never seen walking out.The surveillance tape was shown at the first-degree murder trial of medical student William Sandeson, who is accused of killing the 22-year-old during a drug deal.The video captures Samson following the accused into Sandeson’s apartment on Aug. 15, 2015, carrying a big black bag.Samson had brought 20 pounds of marijuana to sell to Sandeson.The 24-year-old told police Samson was shot in the back of the head by two men dressed in black who came into his apartment. Sandeson said he cleaned up after they left, and turned off his surveillance system at their request.The surveillance tape never shows Samson leaving the apartment, but Sandeson is seen carrying garbage bags and other items to his vehicle over the next few days.Detective Constable Roger Sayer, an investigator on the case, testified Thursday that Sandeson texted Samson, “I’m on my way down,” right when he is seen on video walking down a white hallway outside his apartment to go meet Samson.The jury later watched Sandeson walk out of his apartment several times, once completely shirtless, leaving an item on a shoe rack in the hallway.Surveillance footage captured Sandeson’s actions on subsequent days as well.On the morning of Aug. 16, the day after Samson went missing, surveillance footage shows Sandeson leaving his apartment early in the morning with his girlfriend. It also shows him putting items and bags into the back of his car.On Aug. 17, the footage shows Sandeson carrying more items out of his apartment, including a black Dalhousie backpack and a large white box.“These items were seized, and found to be containing what was 20 pounds of marijuana,” said Sayer about these items.On Aug. 18, he is seen carrying out full garbage bags with gloves on his hands and placing them in the back of his car.He was charged with murder the next day.Sayer told the court the investigation is still ongoing because Samson’s body has not been found.last_img read more

No eway bill if GST returns not filed for 2 months

first_imgNew Delhi: Non-filers of GST returns for two straight months will be barred from generating e-way bills for transporting goods effective June 21, the finance ministry said. Businesses under GST composition scheme, however, will be barred from generating e-way bill if they fail to file tax returns for two consecutive filing periods, which is six months. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has notified June 21, 2019, as the day from which any “consignor, consignee, transporter, e-commerce operator or courier agency” would be barred from generating electronic way or e-way bill for failure to file tax returns for the stipulated time period as mentioned in the GST rules. As per rules, a composition scheme taxpayer who has not furnished the returns for two consecutive tax periods and a regular taxpayer who has not filed returns for a consecutive period of two months would be restricted from generating e-way bill.last_img read more

UN envoy cites need to deal with underlying causes of DR Congo

9 November 2009While the crisis that plagued eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last year and threatened to engulf the entire region has eased, some of the factors that led to the fierce fighting and the displacement of hundred of thousands must still be dealt with, a senior United Nations envoy said today. “The slide to war that threatened the region last year was effectively reversed,” Olusegun Obasanjo, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, told the Security Council today.“But what we have successfully treated were only the symptoms, not the underlying ailments that have led to repeated crises in the region,” he added. “Without dealing effectively with the underlying issues, peace can neither be durable nor irreversible.”Some 250,000 people were uprooted last year – on top of the 800,000 who were already displaced in the region – as the Congolese national armed forces, known as the FARDC, battled with the mainly Tutsi National Congress for People’s Defence (CNDP), formerly led by renegade general Laurent Nkunda.Months of negotiations, facilitated by Mr. Obasanjo and his co-mediator and African Union (AU) Special Envoy Benjamin Mkapa, resulted in the signing on 23 March of the peace agreements between the Government, the CNDP and the other armed groups. Among the “substantial, if intermittent” progress with respect to the 23 March agreements, Mr. Obasanjo cited the transformation of the CNDP and other armed groups into political parties, the return of many internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their homes and a “notable warming” in regional relationships, particularly between the leaders of DRC and Rwanda. At the same time, important provisions of the agreements still remain unimplemented, he said. These include, perhaps most importantly, the identification of means to foster the participation of elements of the former armed group more directly in the political life of the nation, as well as the establishment of a national reconciliation mechanism and reforms in the area of good governance and the proper control of natural resources.“That these provisions remain to be implemented represents risks to the gains that we have witnessed,” said Mr. Obasanjo. He said that he has informed Congolese President Joseph Kabila of his intention to step back from an active role in the peace process in the eastern DRC and the Great Lakes region.Also, in about a month, his Senior Special Adviser will lead a team to the DRC to make a further assessment of progress. Following that, at the end of January, Mr. Obasanjo and Mr. Mkapa, will submit a final report to AU leaders. The Special Envoy said he is now working to retool his existing support office in Nairobi as a small, dedicated “listening post” that would continue to assess the implementation of the 23 March agreements and regional rapprochement.He recalled that the relationships in the region had been so fractured at this time last year that Presidents Kabila and Paul Kagame of Rwanda would neither shake hands nor speak to one another when they attended an emergency summit in Nairobi last November.If anything gave him hope for the future, said Mr. Obasanjo, it was the rapprochement between the DRC and Rwanda and between the two leaders, the fruits of which have been seen in, among other actions, the joint operation against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), an armed militia involved in clashes in North Kivu.“Generally, an atmosphere of détente and cooperation has developed in the region,” he told reporters after briefing the Council, adding that the 23 March agreements have prepared the foundation for peace and order on which to continue building.Also welcoming the rapprochement between the DRC and Rwanda were members of the Security Council who encouraged the countries “to build further upon this positive momentum,” Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting of Austria, which holds the rotating Council presidency for this month, told the press.They also reiterated their deep concern about the impact of the military activities in eastern DRC on civilians since the beginning of 2009, and expressed their support for the recent decision by the UN peacekeeping force in the country, known as MONUC, not to work with units of the FARDC implicated in grave human rights violations. read more

Beware Your digital tattoo will not disappear from the web says cyber

MONTREAL — Cyber criminals will still be out in force in 2014, but privacy is expected to come to the forefront of digital concerns.Along with scams, cyber security firms see a continued risk to citizens’ privacy with basic activities such as posting on social media sites, downloading apps on their smartphones and, of course, through indiscretions.The bad guys are trying to steal your privacy, too“The bad guys are trying to steal your privacy, too,” said Kevin Haley of the security software firm Symantec.But Haley said recent news events revealing how personal information can be scooped up online will get people thinking about their digital privacy.“I think it finally gives people the perspective, the concept, of how much information can be gathered about them online,” said Haley, a director with Symantec’s security response team in Culver City, Calif.For example, documents obtained from former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden showed that the organization gathered as many as five billion records every day from hundreds of millions of cellphones worldwide by tapping into cables that carry international data traffic.Also reported by media outlets were American and British intelligence operations spying on gamers across the world. Reports suggested that the world’s most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as “World of Warcraft.”In Canada, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association has filed a lawsuit against the Communications Security Establishment Canada, or CSEC. The group claims Canadian data is being swept up as CSEC monitors emails, phone calls and text messages of foreign targets, when those targets are communicating with Canadians.Haley said he expects privacy concerns will push app makers to offer users increased data protection.“We will see a lot of failed attempts and partial solutions. We’re not going to solve this problem in 2014, but we’ll begin to make steps and people will begin to do things to try to create a sense of privacy,” he said.Online users, especially younger ones, will move to more obscure or niche social media sites, believing they will have better privacy.“Security by obscurity, in this particular case, by using not as popular or non-popular social media sites is just not going to do it,” Haley said.People will also try to create false identities that only their circle of friends will know, he added.Raj Samani of McAfee Inc. said online users need to understand their “digital tattoo.”“When they put something or post something online, it’s there for life,” said Samani, vice president and chief technology officer for McAfee in Europe, Middle East and Africa.Samani notes that in some cases parents are signing up their children for social media sites when they’re actually underage. Facebook users must be at least 13 years old.“Parents in many cases are enabling children to be on the Internet without any safeguards at all,” he said from London.Both Symantec and McAfee said they expect to see more threats from mobile apps for smartphones next year and consumers should be aware of what they could be consenting to — such as having data and locations collected and sold — when they download an app. Some apps have a list of permissions that must be agreed to before they can be installed — and they can sometimes open the door to malware attacks.Samani said in some cases a user’s camera or microphone can be taken control of by a third party.Added Haley: “People download apps or do things on a phone that they would probably never do on a PC.” read more

How The 68 Raiders Can Still Make The Playoffs

The Oakland Raiders have less than a 1 percent chance to make the playoffs. But that means there’s still a chance! To see how they can make it to a wild-card game, watch the video above.

Medical exams underway on staff of navy ships where asbestos detected

first_imgMEDICAL SCREENINGS ON civilian employees who worked on the navy ships where asbestos was detected are being carried out.According to the Minister of State at the Departments of An Taoiseach and Defence Paul Kehoe, all staff on board LE Ciara, LE Orla and in the Naval Service dockyard, including the civilian workforce, have been briefed on the situation to date.Answering a parliamentary question, he said that all Naval Service personnel who may have come into contact with asbestos have been screened by the Naval Medical Officer. “Medical screening of civilian employees by an occupational health practitioner has commenced and will be completed in the coming weeks,” said Kehoe.Asbestos Earlier this year while work was being carried out on both LE Orla and LE Ciara material which was suspected as being asbestos was found on both ships. A full survey and analysis of the ships confirmed that the material was asbestos.Kehoe said that the HSA launched its own investigation into the incident and this is ongoing.“I am advised that the HSA has visited the Naval Base a number of times and has served the Naval Service with an improvement notice under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005,” he said.Since the discovery of asbestos, air sampling and monitoring has been conducted by an external contractor on both ships and in the transport workshops and the samples taken were found to be safe.As part of the requirements under the HSA improvement notice, the Naval Service has engaged an external company, Abestaways, who are specialists in asbestos removals, to undertake the deep “environmental clean” of the two ships.This clean-up commenced on 26 May and is estimated to take a number of weeks.On completion of this process an independent asbestos consultancy company, Phoenix Environmental, will carry out air monitoring, analysis and third party assurance and reissue a re-occupational certificate as required by the HSA.Kehoe said that in the early 2000s, an external asbestos company was brought in to inspect the ships. The company gave the fleet the all clear,despite asbsetos being present in some of the ships.“That consultancy is no longer in business,” said Kehoe.Serious situation “I am advised by the Naval Service that a full asbestos audit of all ships in the fleet will be carried out and in the interim a full asbestos risk assessment will be carried out prior to any work commencing. As I mentioned previously, this matter is being treated with the utmost seriousness and attention by the Department of Defence and the Naval Service,” he said.Kehoe said the Naval Service will be launching a formal accident investigation team to investigate all aspects behind this occurrence and “to ensure that there is no repetition in the future”.The minister said that while the cleaning is underway, the Naval Service is only currently operating six of its ships, just 75 per cent of its resources.Read: Asbestos found on LÉ Aoife this week should have been removed a decade ago>Read: Hundreds of Irish soldiers were exposed to asbestos while serving overseas EXCLUSIVE>last_img read more

The government is backing the man who caused Alan Shatter to resign

first_imgTHE GOVERNMENT WILL pay the legal costs of the barrister whose scathing report led to Alan Shatter’s resignation as justice minister in May.Shatter is taking legal action in the High Court to quash some of Seán Guerin’s findings in his report into the handling of allegations of garda malpractice by whistleblower Maurice McCabe.The report’s findings led to the resignation of Shatter who has since heavily criticised its conclusions and the conduct of Guerin in two separate Dáil speeches, particularly the senior counsel’s failure to interview him during the course of his inquiry.In his court action filed last week the Fine Gael backbencher alleged objective bias, absence of fair procedures and “indecent haste” on the part of Guerin in how he compiled his report into the handling of the allegations.He wants some of the reports allegations quashed but the government will be backing Guerin in the High Court case, confirming today it plans to cover any of his legal costs.“We’re going to indemnify him,” a government spokesperson said this afternoon.Background: How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court?Analysis: Here’s why Alan Shatter’s legal challenge could cause the government more problemslast_img read more

Homeowner adopts kitten found stuck in wall inside Lauderhill home

first_imgThe homeowner then decided to adopt the kitten.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Lt Gomez and E30’s crew with the 🐱 rescue today. Kitten was found crying behind a wall. #notjustfires #kittenrescue #LAUDERHILL pic.twitter.com/6Tn4z4MEWC— Lauderhill Fire PIO (@LauderhillFDPIO) May 2, 2019Firefighters arrived and found where in the wall the meowing was coming from.Officials said firefighters made a small hole to free the feline. LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – A homeowner has adopted a kitten who was found stuck behind a wall inside his Lauderhill home.Lauderhill Fire Rescue units were called out to the home along the 1100 block of Northwest 42nd Way, just before 7 p.m., Thursday.According to fire rescue, the homeowner heard the feline meowing in his wall but said it was not his cat.last_img read more

Uncle names girls killed in Butte fire says trailer needed repairs

first_imgThe uncle of five girls who died in a trailer fire in the Butte community near Palmer Thursday said Friday that they were all members of the same family.Listen nowArmando Astorga identified the fire victims as Jaelynn Flores, 3, Sofia Flores, 6, Lillyanna Flores, 7, Nevaeh Flores, 8, and Alexis Quackenbush, 12.Astorga lives in Los Angeles and spoke by phone while in Seattle about to board a plane to Anchorage.“They were always together, they were always happy,” Astorga said. “They were sisters, and they were a family. That’s all they had was each other.”The girls’ father, Astorga’s brother, had just started a new job as a school bus driver and was going through training early Thursday when his wife called. She had left them home alone for just a few minutes and returned to find their trailer ablaze.The family had been trying to get their landlord to repair the place, including work on both a gas leak and an electrical issue, Astorga said. He said the landlord, who is a relatively new owner of the property, had been making the repairs.Astorga said his brother showed fire investigators the text messages between him and the landlord regarding the repairs.For now, Astorga said, the family is still reeling from the horrible news that the five girls died. He said he hopes to help his brother and sister-in-law through the grieving process.“My brother lost all five of his babies. And in this way, it’s just unimaginable for a parent to go through,” Astorga said.For now, the fire remains under investigation. Neither the Alaska State Troopers nor the state fire marshals office have said publicly what they believe caused the fire.last_img read more

Govt playing foul game over Khaledas bail BNP

first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Thursday alleged that the government is playing a ‘foul game’ to prevent Khaleda’s release from jail only to allow the prime minister to settle her scores.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also expressed wonder as top terror, Tofael Ahmed Joseph, has been freed on a presidential clemency cutting short his life sentence in a murder case, reports UNB.He said Khaleda cannot be kept in jail in ‘false and fabricate cases like Cumilla ones’. “But the government is trying to make her suffer to satisfy Sheikh Hasina’s vengeance.””We think the government is playing a foul game over her (Khaleda’s) bail at the behest of the head of the government,” Rizvi added.Earlier in the day, the Appellate Division extended till 24 June its previous order that stayed the High Court order granting bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in two cases filed in Cumilla.Khaleda’s lawyers said the Appellate Division’s order has left little chance for Khaleda’s release from jail before the Eid-ul-Fitr.About Joseph’s release from jail, Rizvi said the government has secretly sent a top terror abroad after releasing him from jail. “What a strange matter it is indeed!”He said the government has released many other criminals like Joseph but it is keeping a ‘three-time prime minister and democratic leader like Khaleda Zia in an abandoned jail.”It’s a government of terrorists, godfathers and those indulge in illegal activities. The government is also the enemy of the rule of law and justice.”He also warned that the consequences of the government’s repressive acts will not be good.last_img read more

Guaido calls for fresh antiMaduro protest

first_imgVenezuela`s National Assembly head and self-proclaimed `acting president` Juan Guaido speaks to the press after attending a mass in honour to the fallen in the fight for freedom, political prisoners and the exiled, at the San Jose church in Caracas on 27 January 2019. Photo: AFPVenezuela’s self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido called Sunday for two new protests, in an effort to push the military to turn against leader Nicolas Maduro and back a European ultimatum demanding free elections within the week.In a video posted on Twitter, the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly said the first of the nationwide strikes, on Wednesday from noon to 2:00 pm (1600-1800 GMT), would be one “to demand that the armed forces side with the people.”The second, on Saturday, will be a “big national and international rally to back the support of the European Union and the ultimatum” from Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands that they would recognize Guaido as interim president unless Maduro calls elections by February 3.The EU was more vague, saying it would take “further actions” if elections were not called in the coming days, including the issue of recognition of the country’s “leadership.”Australia, meanwhile, said it “recognizes and supports” Guaido as interim president pending elections. And Italy has called for “a rapid return to democratic legitimacy.”The United States separately warned there would be a “significant response” if US diplomats, Guaido or the opposition-controlled National Assembly were targeted with violence and intimidation.Maduro so far has not budged from his position, telling CNN Turk: “No one can give us an ultimatum.”Nearly 30 people have been killed and more than 350 arrested in clashes with security forces over the past week.- Appeals to the military -Encouraged by the international support for his cause, Guaido is on a mission to weaken the military’s support of Maduro, which has been essential to keeping him in power since 2013.His appeals have included promises of amnesty, and mass protests to dramatize the depth of popular opposition to Maduro, who has presided over a virtual collapse of the economy and a severe humanitarian crisis, with shortages of food and medicines.Supporters circulated copies of amnesty measures approved by the National Assembly to friends and relatives in the military, but some soldiers burned or ripped up the document.Venezuela’s military attache in Washington, Army Colonel Jose Luis Silva, switched his support to Guaido in a video that called on his brothers in arms to follow his lead.Maduro appeared at a military exercise in the state of Carabobo where he called for “union, discipline and cohesion” to defeat what he called an “attempted coup d’etat.””Traitors never, loyal always,” he exhorted the military audience. Televised images showed tanks lined up in a row and soldiers firing their weapons.”Are you coup-backers or are you constitutionalists? Are you pro-imperialist or anti-imperialists?” Maduro asked.Thus far, the military has backed the leftist regime, which was ushered into power more than 20 years ago by the late Hugo Chavez, but there have been some signs of unrest.- Playing down military intervention -Guaido, 35, heads the opposition-controlled National Assembly and declared himself acting president in Caracas on Wednesday during an anti-government rally by tens of thousands of people.He contends that Maduro’s reelection to a second six-year term was fraudulent.His bid was swiftly endorsed by Canada, the United States and many Latin American countries.”Any violence and intimidation against US diplomatic personnel, Venezuela’s democratic leader, Juan Guaido, or the National Assembly itself would represent a grave assault on the rule of law and will be met with a significant response,” US National Security Advisor John Bolton tweeted, without specifying what kind of response he meant.The warning didn’t address specific groups or individuals, but Bolton noted in a linked tweet that Cuba’s “support and control over Maduro’s security and paramilitary forces” was well known.Washington also accepted exiled opposition leader Carlos Vecchio as Venezuela’s new charge d’affaires to the United States after he was tapped by Guaido.Pope Francis, winding up a trip to Panama, said he was praying that “a just and peaceful solution is reached to overcome the crisis, respecting human rights.”Maduro has received backing from China, Russia, Syria and Turkey, as well as longtime allies Cuba and Bolivia.In Washington, Republican Senator Marco Rubio, considered a key architect of the US policy on Venezuela, played down the possibility of a military intervention despite his and Trump’s warnings earlier in the week that “all options are on the table.”The Venezuelan leader earlier had given US diplomats until late Saturday to leave the country.But as the deadline expired, Maduro said he had begun negotiations to set up within 30 days an Interests Section in Caracas to maintain a minimum level of diplomatic contact, similar to the arrangement the US had with Cuba until their 2015 rapprochement.last_img

Egypt referendum firms up Sisi rule

first_imgAn Egyptian man, living in Kuwait, gives the thumbs up as he waves a placard bearing the portrait of president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi before casting their votes in a referendum on constitutional amendments, at the Egyptian embassy in Kuwait City on 19 April 2019. Photo: AFPAs mass protests rock other Arab countries, a snap referendum in Egypt has gone against the grain and cemented president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s rule for years to come.The three-day ballot saw constitutional changes sail through that allow the former military chief to stay in power until 2030, boost his control over the judiciary and give the army even greater influence in political life.Amid criticism that Sisi has silenced opposition and cracked down on freedoms, officials said more than 88 per cent of ballots cast were for “yes”.The government has “made sure Egyptians don’t see any credible alternative to Sisi so that they don’t start to imagine an Egypt that is ruled by anyone else,” said Timothy Kaldas, a non-resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy.The vote in the Arab world’s most populous country came on the heels of uprisings that have forced veteran leaders in Algeria and Sudan to step down earlier this month.And Kaldas said after years of turmoil that saw the ouster of long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak and his Islamist successor Mohamed Morsi, stability remains a priority for many Egyptians.“Undoubtedly some still support Sisi and believe that he has prevented Egypt from suffering the fate of neighbours,” he said.“For most Egyptians, they believe they’ve overthrown two presidents and seen their quality of life get worse each time, so there’s little faith that a third uprising will improve the situation.”Around 27 million votes were cast, with a turnout rate of 44.33 per cent, at the referendum after it was called and held within a matter of days.The amendments prolong Sisi’s current term to 2024 from 2022 and allow him to then run for another six-year term.“The country is on the right track and it’s stable… it’s logical that Sisi is given his full chance to finish what he started,” said Mervat Abdel Fattah, a housewife in her fifties.After the result state television broadcast images of Sisi supporters waving flags and blaring national tunes in Tahrir Square—the site of angry protests that toppled his two predecessors.No ‘unified’ oppositionAnalysts put Sisi’s thumping victory down to the fractured state of Egypt’s marginalised opposition and the use of state resources to back the changes.The opposition’s lack of political power and the absence of “a unified stance on the referendum” helped Sisi to an easy win, said Ziad Aqel, political sociology expert at the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.Especially when coupled with “mobilisation” at the ballot box by state bodies, he added.While people did take to the streets to celebrate, Aqel said their behaviour was “typical” of a political process controlled almost entirely by the state.The New York-based Soufan Center said before the vote that the amendments helped “solidify Sisi’s grip” on Egyptian politics.The absence of public opposition to the constitutional changes was “likely a result of the oppressive nature of the Egyptian government”, it said in a report published last week.Bucking the trendAs army chief of staff at the time, Sisi led the military’s overthrow of elected president Morsi in 2013 following mass protests against the Islamist leader’s rule.Sisi won his first term as president in 2014, three years after the uprising that toppled Mubarak, and was re-elected in March 2018 with more than 97 per cent of the vote, after standing virtually unopposed.His government has been widely criticised by human rights groups for the repression of political opponents, thousands of whom have been jailed.Sisi’s security services rely on a policy of silencing dissidents on social networks, which played a key role in the overthrow of Mubarak.Reporters Without Borders says there are 33 journalists in Egyptian jail—accusations authorities deny, saying they have no political prisoners.Egypt’s referendum and its outcome have bucked the trend in neighbouring countries like Sudan, where protesters succeeded earlier this month in ousting Omar al-Bashir after 30 years of iron-fisted rule.Now Sudanese protesters are demanding the military, which took power after helping to topple the veteran leader, hand over the reins to a civilian administration.That came little more than a week after an uprising in Algeria forced long-time president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down.Protesters there have since kept up their rallies, calling for a complete overhaul of the country’s political system.last_img read more

Full Show Gov Abbotts Criticism Of HISD And Rep Sylvia Garcia Jan

first_imgOn Friday’s Houston Matters: Houston community members have harsh words for Gov. Greg Abbott after he advocated for a state takeover of the HISD board. We hear some reactions. And, just a day after being sworn into office, newly elected Houston-area Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia talks about her priorities — and anticipated challenges — for the upcoming session.Also this hour: Dr. Peter Hotez debunks the myth that vaccines cause autism. He’s written a book about his own experience with his daughter called Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism.Then, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.And we invite our listeners to share their New Year’s resolutions.  We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

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Koning Corp Receives Vizient New Innovative Technology Contract for Breast CT System

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 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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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… 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. 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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 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more October 31, 2017 — Koning Corp. announced it will showcase its Koning Breast CT (computed tomography) system at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago. The system received an Innovative Technology contract in March from Vizient Inc., the largest member-owned healthcare company in the country.The contract was based on a recommendation of Koning Breast CT (CBCT 1000) by hospital experts with expertise in this category who serve on one of Vizient’s member-led councils. Innovative Technology contracts are reserved for technologies that demonstrate an ability to enhance clinical care or patient safety, and those that improve an organization’s care delivery and business model.The Koning CBCT 1000 is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved 3-D breast cancer detection device. According to the company, the system dramatically improves the way clinicians visualize and evaluate breast tissue for cancer detection.Vizient Inc. represents the combined strengths of the organizations formerly known as VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium, Novation and MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management. Since 2003, nearly 2,200 new and innovative products and technologies have been submitted through the Vizient Innovative Technology program. Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to identify and review potentially innovative products. If it is determined that a product is innovative, a contract may be awarded outside of Vizient’s competitive bid cycle.For more information: www.koninghealth.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more 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 News | Women’s Health | October 31, 2017 Koning Corp. Receives Vizient New Innovative Technology Contract for Breast CT System Three-dimensional computed tomography system for breast cancer detection will be showcased at RSNA 2017 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 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read morelast_img read more

Fuchsias Xi editor is no longer a Google project

first_imgRaph Levien, an ex-software engineer at Google’s Fuchsia project, announced yesterday that Fuchsia’s Xi editor is no longer a Google-owned project. It is now being hosted in its own GitHub organization. Xi editor was a Google project to create a performant text editor. All editing operations are asynchronous, so the UI is responsive even when editing huge documents. It is used as the basis for text editing services in the Fuchsia operating system. Raph had started working on the Xi editor at his time in Google, where he had been working for 11 years. The Xi editor is thoroughly async with a loosely coupled design which promises performance and rich extensibility. It’s main aim as stated in the project’s abstract is to “push the state of computer science for text handling and build an open-source community for teaching and learning, and working together to create a joyful editing experience.” After his departure from Google in August, he gave an update yesterday on how that will affect Xi’s development going forward. Per his blog, Xi’s core and its Windows and Mac client projects are now under their own xi-editor organization. They had previously been hosted on Google’s GitHub organization where it was a part of Google’s Contributor License Agreement. As per this agreement, Google can use and distribute a developer’s code without taking away its ownership. The new Xi editor project, licensed under the Apache 2 license, also has a new set of contributor guidelines, which explains in more detail what their process will be going forward. Raph stated in his blog, that since he will be busy with creating a music synthesis game, he is inviting contributors to “help share the load, reviewing each other’s code, discussing desired features and implementation strategies for them, and then assigning issues to me when they need my review.” He further adds, “I’m hopeful this will grow a scalable and sustainable structure for the community.” Regarding the state of the Fuchsia front-end, he mentions that it’s still early days for Fuchsia and the platform is not really ready for end-user software or self-hosted development. “ I’m hopeful it will get there in time and feel that xi-editor will be a great fit for it at that time. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with the Fuchsia team and others within Google.” Read Raph’s announcement on his blog. Read Next Google Fuchsia: What’s all the fuss about? Is Google planning to replace Android with Project Fuchsia? Google’s Smart Display – A push towards the new OS, Fuchsialast_img read more

Dutch sociologist given Spains Asturias prize

first_imgMADRID (AP) – A Dutch sociologist has been awarded Spain’s Prince of Asturias social sciences prize for her work in the field of globalization and urban sociology.The jury said that one of Saskia Sassen’s greatest scientific contributions was “her concept of the `global city’, now accepted and used worldwide.” The concept describes cities that are centers of the world economy.Sassen, a professor at Columbia University, was born in the Hague in 1949, obtained her PhD from Notre Dame University in 1974, and is co-chair of The Committee on Global Thought and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. Quick workouts for men Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sobercenter_img Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   The 50,000-euro ($64,330) Asturias award is one of eight prizes handed out yearly by a foundation named for Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe. Others categories include arts, sport, communications and scientific research.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Four benefits of having a wireless security system Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img

Amnesty accuses Israel of possible war crimes

first_imgJERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog said Wednesday that the Israeli military may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last summer’s Gaza war when it carried out four days of intense bombardment in retaliation for an attack by Hamas militants in which an Israeli soldier was captured.Amnesty International’s report said Israeli forces carried out disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks, killing at least 135 civilians over those four days. It says the military failed to independently probe the incident and called on the International Criminal Court to investigate. Sponsored Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Comments   Share   Check your body, save your life Top Stories center_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Hamas, the Islamic militant group which rules Gaza, welcomed Amnesty’s report and the group’s spokesman, Fawzi Barhoum, said the ICC should take “punitive measures” against Israel.Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman denounced the report — one of several the London-based watchdog has released on the Gaza war — as “fundamentally flawed.”Emmanuel Nahshon said “there is almost no mention of the military actions of Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist organizations.”The 50-days of fighting in Gaza last year was the third and most devastating war between Hamas and Israel since the Islamic militants seized control of the territory in 2007 from the rival Palestinian Authority, dominated by President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Party.Over 2,200 Palestinians, including hundreds of civilians, and 73 people on the Israeli side were killed in the fighting.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Parents, stop beating yourself up New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

4 Ski Dubai – Dubai United Arab Emirates You no

first_img4. Ski Dubai – Dubai, United Arab EmiratesYou no longer need to check the snow forecasts or hedge your bets on when to book a skiing holiday. Just fly to one of the hottest countries in the world and you’ll be guaranteed super snow and sledging on the slopes.Ski Dubai is the world’s most luxurious indoor ski resort, in one of the unlikeliest settings imaginable. In the heart of a hot sandy desert, and looking rather like a giant snow globe, sits this awesome ski paradise with tonnes of artificial, but very realistic snow.The resort has 22,500 square meters of space for skiing and snowboarding and 3,000 square meters of Snow Park where anyone can enjoy simulated winter fun. Temperatures are kept at a nippy -1 degrees C during the day and -6 by night. Considering it is usually over 30 degrees outside, it’s quite extraordinary. With cafés, restaurants and ski shops galore, there’s fun to be had on and off the slopes. Find flights to Dubai.5. Galleries and Museums – Paris, FranceDespite having plenty of outdoor attractions too, Paris makes the perfect ‘indoor’ getaway. Lovers of art and culture could spend weeks perusing the hundreds of exciting exhibitions taking place in galleries and museums across the romantic ‘City of Lights’.The Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Espace Dali, Musée du Montparnasse, Musée Rodin, Musée Picasso and Musée National d’Art Moderne are just a handful of the incredible museums and art galleries showing off their collections. Paris has another pleasure to brag about that can be enjoyed no matter the weather, and that’s food. Savour the stunning pâtisseries, chocolateries, boulangeries and cafés serving up the finest French cuisine, come rain or shine. Find flights to Paris.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Why let unpredictable weather get in the way of a wonderful holiday? Now there’s no need to wait for dazzling sunshine or the perfect powder because, luckily, this autumn ‘indoors is the new outdoors’!Skyscanner introduces five fab holiday ideas where the weather can’t spoil your fun. RelatedExit planet snow: 10 winter sun breaksExit planet snow: 10 winter sun breaksIsland idyll: how to have the best holiday in Sri LankaLet us take you on a tour of this colourful island idyll in the Indian Ocean, and we’ll give you some tips on how to get there, when to go and what you cannot miss!Winter sun stars: 5 dream beach destinations to beat the winter bluesBeat the clocks! Plot your escape from short winter days with these five ideas for exotic getaways with flights from only £177 return.center_img 1. Tropical Islands – inside!, Krausnick, GermanyIf you like the idea of a tropical break in the heart of Europe then head just 35km south of Berlin where the ‘Tropical Islands‘ indoor rainforest, sauna, spa and beach holiday resort awaits you. The size of eight football fields with a balmy temperature of 26 °C, this is the ultimate in exotic luxury under one roof. It’s open all year round, 24 hours a day.Drift over rainforest canopies in a helium balloon, languish in lagoons, zip down water slides, watch turtles swimming in mangrove swamps or simply unwind on a white sandy beach. Let the weather outside do whatever it wants; not even a snow storm will stop you from donning your bikini! Find flights to Berlin.2. Hammams – Istanbul, TurkeyIf you can take the heat, get into a hammam. Steamy, hot and utterly luxurious, hammams are one of the most wonderful ways to relax, and exotic Istanbul has plenty to choose from. With over 1,300 thermal springs throughout the country Turkey is a mecca for spa worshippers. Cemberlita Hamami, Cagaloglu Hamami and Galatasaray Hamami are a few of the best thermal baths in the city.Invented to sooth body and soul, hammams often have magnificent courtyards, marble fountains and an intricate architectural style. It’s rather like having a bath in a cathedral. Wearing a towel or sarong you will be scrubbed with a mitt before slipping into the hot baths, followed by a massage, rinsing and a facial. It’s hard work but someone has to do it! Find flights to Istanbul.3. One New Change Shopping Centre – London, UKRecently opened, this monumental new London shopping centre nestled in the shadow of magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral is set to lure local bankers and city professionals to spend their hefty pay packets in this £540m, 560,000 square foot, super sleek shopping mall.Containing luxury labels like Hugo Boss and high street names as well as restaurants owned by Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay, come hail, snow or sleet you can be assured of a warm and dry shopping experience. Enjoy panoramic views across London from the roof terrace in between your session of retail therapy. Find flights to London.last_img read more

Cyprus urged to pass EU directive on competitive mortgages

first_imgLawmakers on Monday continued discussion of a bill designed to transpose into domestic law EU-wide rules on mortgages which introduces credit intermediaries, in a move said to lead to greater competition in the lending market and drive down prices for borrowers.In November 2016, the European Commission sent Cyprus and eight other EU member states a reasoned opinion requesting them to transpose the Mortgage Credit Directive (Directive 2014/17/EU) into national law.According to the commission, the directive aims to improve consumer protection measures across the EU by introducing EU-wide responsible lending practices.“Consumers will benefit from clearer and more understandable information with the introduction of the European Standardised Information Sheet (ESIS), which will allow borrowers to understand better the risks associated with their mortgage agreement as well as letting them compare offers and shop around for the best product to suit their needs at the best price.”The directive also establishes principles for the authorisation and registration of credit intermediaries.“This will, in the long run, provide lenders with new business opportunities and will be a step towards the creation of a Single European Mortgage Market, which is expected to increase competition and to drive down prices,” the commission said.Credit intermediation – taking money from savers and lending it to borrowers – is sometimes referred to as ‘shadow banking’.Non-banking financial institutions operate in areas such as venture capital, private equity investment, public equity issuance, corporate bond issuance, corporate debt securitisation, and captures activities such as loan origination by investment funds.Speaking in parliament, financial ombudsman Pavlos Ioannou said the inclusion of non-credit institutions in the lending business is a serious development that will further promote competition.Among others, the bill sets out rules on what information mortgage advertising must contain, and mandates that non-banking institutions provide consumers a calculation of the annual percentage rate for comparison purposes.It also regulates the granting of loans in foreign currency and the right for early loan repayment.The bill lays out the administrative penalties for violations of the law. Institutions may be fined up to €250,000 and, in the event of a repeat or continued violation, €5,000 per day.Non-credit institutions will be licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Cyprus. They must have an initial capital of €500,000.They must further disclose to the central bank the identities of their direct and/or indirect shareholders with a qualifying holding. If no qualifying holding exists, an institution must disclose the identities of its 20 biggest shareholders with a participation of 5 per cent or higher. You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more