Canadian Forces change search and rescue protocol following Labrador teens death

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA-The Canadian Forces have changed the way they respond to search and rescue calls following the death of a Labrador teen earlier this year.Defence Minister Peter MacKay said during question period Thursday that the Canadian Forces would implement a “call-back protocol” the next time they receive a request for help. Under the new protocol, military personnel would call back provincial search and rescue officials on their need for search and rescue aircraft.“This ongoing dialogue will continue until the file is closed,” said MacKay.Burton Winters, 14, was found 19 kilometres from the place where his snowmobile became stuck on the frozen sea ice near his home of Makkovik, on the north coast of Labrador.Winters was reported missing on Jan. 29, but his body wasn’t found until four days later. It took two days for military search and rescue helicopters, based in Gander, Nfld., to join the search.Winters’ death triggered a large public outcry across Newfoundland and Labrador. Many called for establishing a search and rescue team in Labrador.last_img read more

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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 24, 2019:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse2. Bumblebee3. Mary Poppins Returns4. Green Book5. The Mule (2018)6. A Star Is Born (2018)7. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald8. Instant Family9. Aquaman (2018)10. Bohemian RhapsodyiTunes Movies US Charts – Independent:1. Ben Is Back2. Can You Ever Forgive Me?3. Dragged Across Concrete4. Combat Obscura5. Iceman6. What We Do In the Shadows7. Colette8. For Love Or Money9. Bryan Callen: Complicated Apes10. Mission of Honor__(copyright) 2019 Apple Inc.By The Associated Press, The Associated Press

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Womens empowerment key to achieving development targets UN forum told

“Where’s the Power in Women’s Empowerment?” – organized by the Bangkok-based UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) – examined issues related to women’s empowerment and the achievement of the gender-related MDGs, as well as power relations and violence against women.The forum heard that while advances in policies and legislation were needed to enable women to take up their roles in society, real change and progress will only occur when obstacles to empowerment are removed. These include entrenched structures, values and power relations which shape local policies, communities and cultural beliefs and women’s daily lives. Development goals in Asia and the Pacific will be endangered if unequal power relations are not challenged and transformed, ESCAP Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer told the forum.A group of experts that addressed the forum, including Yakin Ertürk, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, cautioned that laws supportive of women, improvements to women’s access to resources, and political participation do not, by themselves, change relations of power. Culture and religion continue to be used by a privileged few to legitimize gendered power structures, they added.Ms. Ertürk noted that violence, which was often used as “a tool to keep women in their place,” impairs women’s abilities, influences their daily decisions, and has long flourished in the protected private sphere. “Silence and secrecy are a shelter for power and its abuses,” she said, noting that the fact that the issue of violence against women is now on the global agenda is a sign that the silence has been broken.The forum was part of a regular seminar series organized by Ms. Heyzer to provide a platform for debating and discussing issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. 6 August 2008Women’s empowerment is critical for countries in Asia and the Pacific to advance towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS, all by 2015, according to participants at a United Nations forum held in the Thai capital. read more

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Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 44.77 points to 15,663.02, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 15.39 points to 22,365.81. The S&P 500 index was up 3.84 points to 2,513.90 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 21.29 points to 6,474.74.The Canadian dollar was trading at 80.02 cents US, down from Thursday’s average price of 80.32 cents US.The November crude contract was down 12 cents to US$51.44 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was unchanged at US$3.02 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down $0.90 to US$1,287.80 an ounce and the December copper contract was down two cents to US$2.96 a pound.

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A warning to procrastinators RRSP contribution deadline coming on Monday

OTTAWA – If you haven’t made a contribution to your RRSP account so far this year, investment advisers say you are not alone.But while the volatile ride the Toronto Stock Exchange has taken in recent months may have given reason to procrastinate, the deadline is just around the corner.Linda MacKay, senior vice-president for personal savings and investing at TD Canada Trust, said the stock market fluctuations in recent months may have some pondering what’s the right thing to do.But, she said, the earlier people start saving for retirement, the better.“It is incredibly difficult to time the market and typically if you do try to you’re going to probably miss some of the best times to buy,” MacKay said.“People who are nervous about the market tend to hit the worst days and miss the best days. We know over the long run if you have a good plan and you’re focused on your long-term goals then staying invested in the right investments for your risk tolerance is a better strategy.”For people who want to make an RRSP deduction when they file their tax return for 2015, they have to make their contribution by Monday.Frank Bilodeau, vice-president for the Ottawa and West Quebec district at Scotiabank, acknowledged that everyone faces demands on their time every day. But he urges people not to let opportunity pass.He says if people don’t have time to meet with a financial adviser, they may want to consider making the contribution, but parking it in a high-interest saving account for a week or two until they can. But it is important to make the time to follow up with a financial adviser and invest the money based on a financial plan.“That followup meeting is really worthwhile,” Bilodeau said.A poll done for CIBC found that half of Canadians said they won’t be contributing to their RRSP this year.When asked why, 17 per cent said they preferred other investment options such as tax-free saving accounts, but 41 per cent said they didn’t have the money and 14 per cent said they had other financial priorities.The poll done for CIBC was based on an online survey of 1,501 panellists done on Feb. 9 and 10. The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.Helene Marquis, regional director for tax and estate planning at CIBC Private Wealth Management, said setting up a proper investment plan even if people are making a last-minute RRSP contribution is key.Once that’s done, set up a plan for next year, she says.“Instead of procrastinating once again and waiting until the next deadline to contribute next year, the best thing maybe is to create a savings plan on a regular instalment basis,” she said.“When you put your money in a saving plan by regular instalment from your paycheque or whatever you want, at the end of the day you forget it and becomes part of your cost of living.” by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 25, 2016 8:16 am MDT Last Updated Feb 25, 2016 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A warning to procrastinators: RRSP contribution deadline coming on Monday read more

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Fight against Ebola requires districtbydistrict approach – head of UN response mission

“Ebola is a very nasty disease, and it’s going to present us with some very unpleasant surprises I fear going forward,” Anthony Banbury told UN Radio in Monrovia, Liberia. “And that’s why we really need to strengthen our capabilities.”“What’s so important is that we have good surveillance on the ground so we can have early detection of any outbreak and a rapid response capability so that any outbreak that is detected we can stamp quickly while it is a small outbreak and not allow it to become a big outbreak,” Mr. Banbury said.Mr. Banbury, who is ending his tour of duty on 3 January 2015, met with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf during his two-day visit to Liberia and said he was “extremely pleased” with the progress he saw on the ground when he visited an area which has suffered from the outbreak.He credited the “really important” role communities are playing and will continue to play in bringing to an end the outbreak, which has so far affected more than 20,000 with over 7,800 deaths, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization.“It’s working,” he said. “We just need to do more.”While acknowledging the difficulty in getting Ebola response workers to some of the remote areas, he emphasized the importance of a district by district strategy and said: “We really need to be present out in the districts.”UNMEER, meanwhile, reported that on 29 December, a healthcare worker was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Scotland from Sierra Leone, and the patient was transferred to a specialist treatment centre in London the following day. Authorities reported that two more people were being tested for the virus, according to UNMEER.And in Guinea, the UN mission also reported today that the UN Development Programme (UNDP) made additional incentive payments to 758 health personnel working in four Ebola treatment facilities in Guinea to ensure their continued engagement in saving patients. Together with UNMEER and the World Bank, UNDP assisted the Guinean Ministry of Health ensured that $220,000 were deposited in local banks.Mr. Banbury will be succeeded by Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as the head of the first UN-system wide operation to tackle a health emergency. read more

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Key Brazilian border crossing for Venezuela refugees reopens as asylum numbers pass

UNHCR/Reynesson DamascenoVenezuelans wait outside the Federal Police office in the Brazilian border city of Pacaraima. In August 2018, Brazilian Federal courts temporarily halted, then resumed, admission of Venezuelans seeking asylum or special permits to stay in the country.Just last month, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) published a report highlighting the Venezuelan Government’s continuing failure to hold perpetrators of “serious human rights violations” accountable, including “killings, the use of excessive force against demonstrators, arbitrary detentions, ill-treatment and torture”.Noting “tensions” at the frontier between Roraima residents and the newcomers, the UNHCR spokesperson said that the agency would continue to support efforts to meet the needs of those arriving in Brazil.Until now, the authorities have traditionally welcomed anyone in need of protection and provided them access to basic rights and services, Spindler said, adding that movement between borders in Latin America is often very fluid.“There were some tensions between the local people and Venezuelans,” he said. “We understand that there has been a large influx in Roraima and that’s why we are helping the authorities to cope with the situation.”To date, UNHCR has helped more than 800 Venezuelans relocate to other areas in Brazil in order to alleviate the strain on the state, which has seen the greatest influx of people seeking shelter.The UN agency says that most of those abandoning Venezuela for Brazil — and neighbouring Colombia — need urgent assistance with documentation, shelter, food and health care, which it seeks to provide by working with the authorities and partner organizations.UNHCR/Reynesson DamascenoWarao community leader Eligio Tejerina, 33, sits in a hammock at Pintolandia Shelter in Boa Vista, northern Brazil, to which he and his family fled to escape conflict and instability in their native Venezuela, May 2018.Among those helped by UNHCR are a growing number of indigenous people left vulnerable by food shortages.They include the family of 33-year-old Warao community leader, Eligio Tejerina, whose youngest child died after falling sick with pneumonia.“Since they were out of medicine, she could not receive proper treatment,” the 33-year-old Warao community leader said.His surviving five children were already weakened and distressed by hunger. No longer able to find food in the local market, their only option was to leave, Tejerina explained.“We decided to come to Brazil because our children were starving,” he said. “They used to cry from hunger. They were having only one meal a day, at night. Just a little portion.” “UNHCR welcomes last night’s decision of the Court to overturn a decision by a Federal Judge in Roraima border state, to suspend admission of Venezuelans to the country and close the border,” said the agency’s spokesperson William Spindler.In Geneva, Mr. Spindler added that hundreds of Venezuelans cross into Brazil’s northern Roraima state near the small border city of Pacaraima every day, in search of safety.The route was blocked temporarily on Monday, when the frontier was closed in line with the initial decision by a federal judge in Roraima. Hours later it was overturned by Brazil’s higher federal court.More than 200 Venezuelans were unable to finalize their immigration registration during the brief closure on Monday, but they were not deported or pushed back over the border, according to the UN agency.Today, Brazil is home to more than 32,700 Venezuelan asylum seekers; another 25,000 are legally permitted to stay in the country, as they have work or residency permits, or similar.“The total number of Venezuelan asylum seekers this year — this is asylum claims everywhere — is 117,000 … and this figure surpasses the total number of claims made last year,” Spindler told journalists in Geneva.The development comes amid reports of widespread food and medicine shortages, skyrocketing inflation, political unrest and violence in Venezuela. read more

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Dotting the i Dontre Wilson not 100 percent yet shining in senior

OSU senior H-back Dontre Wilson (2) makes a second half catch despite the efforts of Wisconsin outside linebacker Zack Baun (56) during the second half of the Buckeyes game against the Badgers on Oct. 15. The Buckeyes won 30-23 in overtime. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorWith under six minutes left and down 23-20 to Wisconsin, Ohio State redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett was staring down a 2nd-and-11 from OSU’s 32-yard line. When the Buckeyes need a play, it’s usually either Barrett, junior H-back Curtis Samuel or redshirt sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown who gets the ball. This time, it wasn’t any of them.Senior H-back Dontre Wilson was matched up against Wisconsin redshirt freshman linebacker Zack Baun. Barrett stood in the pocket, checking off his receivers before he saw Wilson turn a button hook into a go route down the sideline. Wilson hauled it in for 43 yards, which ultimately set up the game-tying field goal before OSU won 30-23 in overtime.After nearly giving away a muffed punt earlier in the game, Wilson recovered to give OSU a chance to win the game.When the team went into the locker room after the victory, Wilson was called upon to stand up in front of the team in recognition of his play. The message was simple. He told the team he was grateful for what had just occurred, but that game was not the goal for OSU.“It wasn’t about me at that moment. It’s a team effort,” Wilson said on Monday. “Even though I made that play, it’s still a big team effort. It wasn’t about me, it was about the team.”For Wilson, that play was as significant as any in his career in Columbus. It was even more significant given that he still has not recovered from his broken foot suffered against Michigan State during his sophomore year in 2014.Over the offseason, Wilson said he went to the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon to have a pair of cleats custom-made for him. Wilson’s cleats are wider than the team-distributed ones, and limit the pain on his foot. OSU coach Urban Meyer said during Monday’s press conference that Wilson still wasn’t quite 100 percent and often doesn’t practice early in the week. Wilson told the media he’s probably about 95 percent, but it’s certainly something he feels out on the field.“When you break a foot, it’s tough, especially a skilled athlete,” Meyer said. “I just love his unselfish approach right now, and the fact he made a play to help us go win a game. He flipped the ball to the official, went back, and almost made another great one to help us. I like where he’s at, and he’s a team player that’s doing the best he can.”For an athlete such as Wilson, a broken foot is not only a physical obstacle, but a mental barrier. Any athlete at OSU will tell you that it’s easy to get frustrated or get down on yourself, however for Wilson, it was much more than a little adversity.“When I first had my injury, I was going through a lot,” Wilson said. “I was going through some stuff with my mother and I had just had my child two days after my injury. I was going through a lot, man. I was real frustrated.” As he stood in a walking boot and crutches on the sideline watching his teammates win a national championship, Wilson said he took that as a sign from God that better days were ahead.Heading into the remaining half of his final season of college football, Wilson is enjoying his most successful season yet. He already has a career-high five total touchdowns (four receiving, one rushing), has accumulated 16 catches for 232 yards and has run the ball 12 times for 75 yards. He is on track to shatter his career mark of receptions and receiving yards in a season.What has enabled Wilson to be a high-impact player is his maturity through his injury. Barrett said he doesn’t see Wilson get frustrated any more than any other receiver. He just fits right in.“It’s almost like we overlook one or the other between Dontre and Curtis. They’re one and the same,” Barrett said. “They’re both dynamic players that do a lot for our offense that create mismatches with linebacker and get up on the safeties and make guys miss all over the field.”Saturday’s game against Penn State will be another difficult test for the Buckeyes, given an environment that Wilson said is the most impressive he has seen as a player. Lingering foot injury, or no injury, Wilson is doing what he can to make the most of his senior season.“I always tell myself I’m going to take it week by week and day by day,” he said. “(I’m) using all of the resources I can for the final games and final months here.” read more

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OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies

first_imgIN WHAT HAS been described by Minister Brian Hayes as a ‘novel scheme’, the Office of Public Works is to hand out leases to private firms on some of the country’s most popular heritage and historical sites.The list of properties includes Dublin and Kilkenny Castles, Derrynane House and the Doneraile Wildlife Park in Cork.Leases of up to ten years will be given to businesses for commercial ventures but Hayes stressed that they will have to be “in keeping with the heritage and with the recreational nature of some of our sites” so casinos and hotels are off the cards.Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland today, he said: I don’t know how successful it’s going to be, I have to be very frank, but I was determined to do this and the Office of Public Works is leading the change within our own organisation in terms of making sure we look at novel schemes like this.Hayes said that he “managed to obtain an agreement” from Minister for Pulblic Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin, that an additional revenue generated by the plan can be ringfenced for other heritage projects.He added that this was “not just about the top ten sites that everyone knows” but also about encouraging investment into other “second-tier” sites and establishing opportunities for job creation.The minister is now inviting proposals from companies to “provide enhanced visitor experiences” at these sites. Applicants will be requested to outline how their proposals will raise the profile of heritage sites, generate increased footfall and generally be in keeping with the presentation of the site in question.Read: The OPW is going to take an inventory of everything owned by the State>Read: OPW enlisting voluntary groups to develop heritage sites>last_img read more

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Vancouver teen appears in court on Eagle Creek Fire charges

first_imgThe Hood River County, Ore., District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against the Vancouver 15-year-old suspected of starting the Eagle Creek Fire, according to a release sent out by the office Thursday.Allegations against the teen, who has not been named, include reckless burning, depositing burning materials on forest lands, unlawful possession of fireworks, criminal mischief and recklessly endangering other persons. The charging petition was filed by the Hood River County Juvenile Department at the direction of the Hood River County District Attorney John Sewell, according to the release.The Eagle Creek Fire started Sept. 2 after the teen allegedly lit a firework in the area, and burned more than 48,000 acres in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area south of Cascade Locks, Ore.Although damage occurred in Hood River and Multnomah counties, Oregon’s juvenile code dictates that legal proceedings be commenced in the county where the illegal act originally occurred, which is Hood River County, according to the release.last_img read more

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Regulators lift restrictions on Riverview Bank

first_imgRiverview Community Bank and its parent Riverview Bancorp delivered good news to investors and customers on Tuesday: the bank is no longer subject to regulatory restrictions by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency that have been in place since January, 2012.The easing of its regulatory burden in one sense means nothing more than “business as usual,” says Riverview President and Chief Operating Officer Ron Wysaske. Yet, it sends a powerful statement that Riverview, which, like many banks, struggled during and after the Great Recession, is in the good graces of banking regulators and on solid financial footing following six consecutive profitable quarters, Wysaske said.“Our credit procedures, practices and systems are better than they have ever been,” he said. And, he added, “we are beyond well-capitalized.”For the first three quarters of the current fiscal year, Riverview has reported $2.8 million in net income, compared with $1 million in the same three-quarter period one year earlier. Earnings for the fiscal fourth quarter, ending March 31, and year-end financial results will not be released until May. Riverview’s journey through the recession and post-recession doldrums was made more challenging by a change in banking oversight by federal regulators. Riverview, which is chartered as a thrift, had been under the regulatory review of the Office of Thrift Supervision. When that office was absorbed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, or OCC, as part of the Dodd-Frank banking reforms, Riverview fell under the OCC’s jurisdiction. Riverview had been subject to a regulatory “memorandum of understanding” under its previous regulators, and that transitioned into the formal agreement under OCC.The additional restrictions were a “kind of a welcome from the OCC,” Wysaske said. The oversight was primarily focused on a review of Riverview’s loans.last_img read more

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Fairbanks Couple Sentenced For Producing And Distributing Child Porn

first_imgAccording to court documents, beginning in June 2015, Davis and Germain conspired to produce visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Christopher Duane Davis, 32, of Fairbanks, was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release. Charity Noel Germain, 27, of Fairbanks, was previously sentenced on Dec. 15, 2017, to serve 22 years in prison, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release. In furtherance of the conspiracy,  while babysitting  children for families in the area, Davis and Germain would sexually abuse the children and record the abuse. Davis would then share the images and videos with other pedophiles on the internet. Davis and Germain became the subject of a federal investigation after an undercover law enforcement agent working with the Australian government identified Davis’s profile on a foreign-based photo-sharing site known to host images of child pornography.center_img Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Reardon prosecuted the case. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Fairbanks couple was sentenced today in federal court for producing and distributing child pornography.last_img read more

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Lawmakers Urge Gov Parnell To Keep Flint Hills Refinery In Operation

first_imgA resolution in the legislature urges quick action by Governor Sean Parnell to ensure Alaska doesn’t lose in state refining capacity. HCR 22 by Representative Tammie Wilson of North Pole, is aimed at keeping Flint Hills North Pole Refinery in operation under a new owner. Flint Hills plans to cease refining this summer in favor of selling cheaper imported fuels.Download Audiolast_img

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One arrested for rape bid on minor

first_imgMailardevpally: The Mailardevpally police arrested one Balaraju (45) for attempting to rape a minor girl. According to the police, Balaraju (45) came into close acquaintance with the 14-year-old, since her family members were tenants in the accused person’s house in past. Later, the victim’s family shifted to another house in the same colony. On Monday night, Balaraju went to the victim’s house when the girl was alone. He stuffed a cloth into her mouth and attempted sexual assault on her. Somehow, she resisted and shooed him away.Later, when she related the incident to her mother about the cruel act, and the latter lodged a complaint at the police station. A case under POCSO Act was registered, and the accused was taken into custody.last_img

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AirAsia has had 1 billion takeover offer for leasing unit Report

first_imgAsia’s largest budget airline AirAsia Bhd (AIRA.KL) has received a $1 billion offer for its aircraft leasing unit, Bloomberg News quoted Chief Executive Tony Fernandes as saying.AirAsia intends to divest the business, Asia Aviation Capital Ltd, at some point, Fernandes told Bloomberg on Monday but added that the offer needs to be discussed further with the board.He was quoted as saying that the business was a “powerful cash generator”.Reuters reported in October that AirAsia has been in talks with lessors, including cash-rich Chinese companies, to sell a stake in its leasing subsidiary.Chinese companies are seeking to grow aggressively in the leasing industry that provides about 40 percent of the planes used by airlines globally.Following the Reuters report, AirAsia said late last year that it had received approaches from investors to co-invest in the leasing unit.last_img read more

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PM urges Muslim countries to exert pressure on Myanmar

first_img.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called upon the Muslim Ummah to lead the campaign of mounting pressure on Myanmar for creating conducive environment for sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh.“I urge the Muslim Ummah to lead the campaign of mounting pressure on Myanmar for creating conducive environment for sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh and ensuring accountability of the atrocities committed against them,” she said.The prime minister was delivering her statement in a Meeting of OIC Contact Group on Rohingya Muslim Minority in the UN Headquarters.The permanent mission of Saudi Arabia and the OIC secretariat jointly organised the event, where OIC secretary general Yousef Al Othaimeen also spoke.Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh underscores the importance of the OIC member states continuing to remain engaged in the United Nations system, including in the United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Council, as well as with other relevant international organizations to address the massive human rights violations against the Rohingya Muslims.“Above all, we need to solve the issue at the earliest,” she said.For homeless and hopeless Rohingyas, she said, she proposed five-point action last September for resolving the Rohingya crisis peacefully.“It is a matter of great regret that the repatriation process is yet to start,” she said.The premier thanked the OIC member states for taking some concrete steps over the year. “Our sincere appreciation goes for the formation of the OIC Adhoc Ministerial Committee for Addressing the Accountability Issue. Yet, there has not been enough tangible progress in implementing the resolution,” she said.Sheikh Hasina reiterated that the Rohingya crisis is a political one deeply rooted in Myanmar. “Thus, its solution has to be found in Myanmar,” she said.The premier said more than a year has passed since the Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine State of Myanmar started crossing the border into Bangladesh as victims of ‘Genocide’ in their centuries-old homeland.“We cannot just ignore the plight of the forcibly evicted Rohingyas in one of the largest displacements in the human history. Currently we are hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas in Bangladesh,” she said.The premier said this tragic fate of our Rohingya Muslim brothers and sisters is nothing new and the current exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh is the third major exodus and the biggest one.“Thus, repatriation of the Rohingyas to their homeland alone does not seem to be the sustainable solution to the problem, rather the aggravation of situation brings two questions before the prevention of similar incidents in future,” she said.These are the question of collective responsibility and accountability; and the question of ensuring rights and privileges of the Rohingyas by Myanmar, she added.Sheikh Hasina said it is the people of Bangladesh, who are bearing the brunt of the Rohingya crisis, time and again.“My government stood by the Rohingyas by opening the border and providing emergency support, having been guided by our morale and human principles,” she said.She, however, said Bangladesh’s resolution to humanity should not be penalised and the prolonged presence of the Rohingyas in Bangladesh poses serious challenges to its economy, environment and security.“As a responsible neighbour, my government has been engaging with Myanmar in finding peaceful solution, from the very beginning,” she said.The premier said Bangladesh has signed two instruments for repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh to Myanmar.“However, persistent international pressure can only complement the bilateral front to change the well-planned political position of Myanmar for annihilating an entire race,” she said.Sheikh Hasina urged the OIC to play more proactive role in mitigating the plights of the Muslims and said the OIC member states have to find out why the Muslims across the world are being subjected to repression, torture and eviction.“Why Muslims are fighting against each other? If there is any problem or discontent that should be resolved through dialogue bilaterally or regionally,” she said.last_img read more

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Malware Attacks On Olympics Could Have Come From Russia And North Korea

first_img Share Natacha Pisarenko/APSpectators watch the mixed doubles bronze medal curling match between Russian athletes and Norway at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, on Tuesday.Cybersecurity experts are confirming that a computer malware attack dubbed “Olympic Destroyer” hit select networks and Wi-Fi systems at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang on Friday, but they would not say for sure whether Russia or North Korea are to blame.Users with a email address were targeted in the attack, which lasted less than an hour on Friday night, experts said.The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games (POCOG) confirmed the cyberattack caused a malfunction of Internet protocol televisions (IPTVs) at the Main Press Center, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News.Yonhap reports that POCOG was forced to “shut down the servers to prevent further damage, leading to the closure of the Pyeongchang 2018 website.”“Due to the shutdown of the website, spectators who purchased tickets to 2018 Winter Games events were unable to print their reservations,” Yonhap says.According to Wired, though “neither Olympics organizers nor security firms are ready to point the finger at the Kremlin, the hackers seem to have at least left behind some calling cards that look rather Russian.”The magazine writes that Cisco’s Talos division, which deals with cyberthreats, “points out that Olympic Destroyer’s disruptive tactics and spreading methods resemble NotPetya and BadRabbit, two pieces of Ukraine-targeting malware seen in the last year that the Ukrainian government, the CIA, and other security firms have all tied to Russian hackers.”Some have speculated that Russian hackers may have targeted the Olympics because the country’s athletes were barred from competing under the Russian Federation flag due to a doping scandal that dates to the 2014 games in Sochi.The malware “turns off all the services, the boot information is nuked, and the machine is disabled,” Talos research director Craig Williams was quoted by Wired as saying.However, the malware deliberately pulls its punches. The software designed to wipe computer files “intentionally holds back from inflicting maximum damage. Instead of deleting all the files on a computer, it only deleted those related to booting up, meaning an average tech could fix it with relative ease. Researchers have never seen that sort of restraint before from that kind of malware,” according to Talos, BuzzFeed writes.A separate hacking operation, dubbed Operation GoldDragon, has attempted to infect target computers belonging to South Korean Olympics-related organizations with three separate malicious tools, according to the computer security firm McAfee Inc. The spyware “would enable hackers to deeply scour the compromised computers’ contents. McAfee identifies those malicious tools by the names GoldDragon, BravePrince, and GHOST419.”McAfee traced the phishing scheme that provided entry for the spyware “to a remote server in the Czech Republic, registered with fake credentials to a South Korean government ministry. And they found publicly accessible logs on that remote server that showed victim machines were in fact connecting to it from South Korea, a sign of actual infections,” Wired reports.Although McAfee won’t say for sure, the company’s chief scientist, Raj Samani, says his working theory is that the spyware attack is a North Korean operation.“It is clear attacks are ongoing and are likely to continue throughout the duration of the games. What is yet to be determined is if actors are working simply to gain disruption, or if their motives are greater,” McAfee Advanced Threat Research senior analyst Ryan Sherstobitoff says, according to ZdNet.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit read more

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Louisville NCAA Womens Basketball Parking Information

first_imgStory Links Coming off back-to-back ACC regular season championships, University of Louisville women’s basketball enters the 2019 NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed for the second consecutive season. The Cardinals are excited for CardNation to join us for the the first and second rounds at the KFC Yum! Center.FIRST ROUNDGAME 1 All parking lots and garages around the KFC Yum! Center will be open on Friday afternoon, but spaces may be limited due to the game being played during a workday.The following is a list of some of the many garages that will be open on Friday (availability subject to change): $37 lower level adult $24 lower level youth/senior/college studentSingle-Session Tickets GAME 2 Doors open 1 hour prior to tip off of the first game. The arena will not be cleared between games – one ticket will admit you for both games.Click here to purchase tickets or visit for more information.All-Session Tickets GAME: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 16 Robert Morris DATE: Friday, March 22 TIME: 12:00 p.m.center_img Parking information subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit For the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit, follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at Friendly Version Skywalk Garage (120 N. Third St) Actors Theatre Garage (130 S. Third St.) Witherspoon Garage (101 W. Witherspoon St.) Courtyard by Marriott Garage (100 S. Second St.) LG&E Garage (207 W. Market Street) Humana Waterside Garage (201 N. Brook St.) First and Main Garage (100 E. Main St.) Cowger Garage (Fourth & Market) National City Tower Garage (412 W. Main St.) US Bank Garage (401 W. Market St.) One Riverfront Plaza (401 W. Main St.) Riverfront Garage (141 N. Sixth St.) GAME: No. 8 Michigan vs. No. 9 Kansas State DATE: Sunday, March 24 TIME: 2:30 p.m. $21 lower level adult $14 lower level youth/senior/college student $40 Family 4 Pack (end zone seats only) $10 group tickets, minimum of 10 tickets (end zone seats only)last_img read more

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Roller Derby Comic SLAMs Into Shops This Week

first_imgStay on target Planet of the Apes: Visionaries is Unpredictable, Stunning and WildVariant Covers to Grab This Week (8/29/18) With so many great comic books coming out lately, the only way to pick and choose series to follow is by how much of an impact they leave on you. It takes the right combination of attitude and energy to make a book rise to the top, and SLAM #1, by writer Pamela Ribon and artist Veronica Fish has it all. A fun, personal look at a roller derby league, and the effect it has on the women involved, SLAM #1 is one of the strongest first issues I have read in awhile.SLAM #1Television Without Pity’s Pamela Ribon (Rick and Morty) and artist Veronica Fish (Archie) dive into the fast-paced, hard-hitting world of roller derby! ‘ Jennifer Chu and Maise Huff (aka Knockout and Ithinka Can on the track) have been best friends since their first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, but when they get drafted for two different teams they’ll have to figure out if the bond between them is stronger than the pull of a team when a win is on the line. ‘ You get slammed on the track and slammed in life, and in both cases, you have to take your hits and get back up again!A lot of little, intimate moments and details make the characters in SLAM jump off the page. Writer Pamela Ribon (Moana) does an awesome job of jumping between the past, present, and directly addressing the reader to give context to not only who the characters are, but why they are the way they are. Interjecting at a few points to give character breakdowns feels somewhat heavy-handed, but the information it provides on the leads, Jennifer and Maise, isn’t extremely pertinent, only given to help us understand them better.Veronica Fish, who recently worked on the Archie relaunch with Mark Waid, brings a terrific energy to the roller derby scenes. However, similar to Archie, Fish shines on the more human moments. Small moments between friends is the foundation of SLAM #1, and Fish totally owns the emotions in the air. If you put two characters in a room together, you’re going to be able to perfectly understand how they are feeling, based solely on how well Fish depicts body language and facial expressions. It is a skill that not every comic book artist has, but Fish makes it seem like a piece of cake.SLAM #1 is a bright, genuine approach to the human spirit. There is no villain the first issue, and if the protagonists are fighting anything, it is the feeling of being alone in the world. Finding strength through friendship, and friendship through roller derby is what SLAM seems to be building upon itself. A nice change of pace, an honest breather on a jam-packed New Comic Book Day, SLAM has the potential to be one of the best new series of the year. Published by Boom! Box, an imprint of Boom! Studios, SLAM is the newest entry into the imprint’s recent winning streak. Jonesy, The Backstagers, and Lumberjanes are just some of the imprint’s success as of recent, and they have paved the way for more series like SLAM. The first issue is available in print or digitally.last_img read more

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first_img 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 December 11, 2008 – GE Healthcare has started a program that helps clinical sites, using any vendor’s ultrasound systems, address the part of accreditation filing that deals with equipment and image quality. These imaging and system checks are components of the overall accreditation requirements specified by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and other accrediting bodies. “The government and many healthcare organizations are planning to start adjusting reimbursements to facilities that don’t obtain accreditation,” said Ann Marie Lubert, general manager, GE Healthcare Ultrasound Services. “Our accreditation offering is a direct response to our customers’ request for such services. This program relieves biomeds and clinicians of the activities they normally had to conduct to satisfy the part of accreditation that deals with their ultrasound systems and image quality checks.”The new accreditation offering is available under GE’s Quality Assurance (QA) Program, which is comprised of two elements: Equipment Quality Checks (EQC) and Image Quality Checks (IQC), both on-site, periodic activities. GE Healthcare also announced yesterday that they are offering ultrasound system users a DVD at no additional charge that demonstrates proper care of GE Healthcare ultrasound probes. The DVD, designed to help ensure safe, long-term use of these devices, covers care guidelines for Abdominal and General Imaging probes, 3D/4D Mechanical and Electronic probes, 2D/3D Trans-vaginal and Trans-rectal probes, Transesophageal (TEE) probes and Intra-operative probes. To request your Ultrasound Probe Care DVD, please visit more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | December 10, 2008 GE Healthcare Offers Ultrasound Users Complete Accreditation 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Related Content 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 Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… 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 center_img read more 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 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 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 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 | 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 | 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).last_img read more

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