Akhannouch ECJ Did Not Clearly Mention a Ban on Fishing

Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Aziz Akhannouch, has responded to the European  Court of Justice decision regarding the EU-Morocco fisheries deal, noting that “the verdict does not clearly say that there is a ban on fishing in the waters of southern provinces.”According to Spanish news agency EFE, the minister said that European boats have the right to keep fishing in Moroccan waters until the current agreement expires in July.Akhannouch told the press on Tuesday that “the agreement is valid. The court did not follow the recommendation or the opinion of [Melchior Wathelet],” who made the comments that the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement should be declared null and void because it includes Western Sahara. The Moroccan official added that, “the court did not prohibit fishing in the territorial areas,” and that “negotiations for another agreement will be conducted when things will be more clarified with the European Union and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Fisheries.”Today, the European Court of Justice announced its verdict on the EU-Morocco fisheries deal, reaffirming the validity of the deal between the two parties as long as it does not involve the waters of Western Sahara.According to the ECJ, the fisheries agreement between the EU and Morocco “is valid insofar as it is not applicable to Western Sahara to its adjacent waters.”Legal experts and analysts have been raising concerns about the decision of the court, urging it to exceed its legal mandate by meddling in politics. read more

UN health agency calls for prevention of cancer through workplace safety

28 April 2007Spotlighting the many preventable deaths caused by exposure to carcinogens, the United Nations health agency marked World Day for Safety and Health at Work with a call for the removal of these dangerous substances from job sites. Spotlighting the many preventable deaths caused by exposure to carcinogens, the United Nations health agency marked World Day for Safety and Health at Work with a call for the removal of these dangerous substances from job sites.Every year, at least 200,000 people die from cancer related to their workplace, WHO said in a message on the occasion, observed every year on 28 April, stressing that “the risks for occupational cancer are preventable.”Lung cancer, mesothelioma and bladder cancer are among the most common types of occupational cancers, according to WHO. Currently about 125 million people around the world are exposed to asbestos at work, and at least 90,000 people die each year from asbestos-related diseases. Thousands more die from leukemia caused by exposure to benzene, an organic solvent widely used by workers, including in the chemical and diamond industries. “The tragedy of occupational cancer resulting from asbestos, benzene and other carcinogens is that it takes so long for science to be translated into protective action,” said Maria Neira, WHO Director of Public Health and Environment.“Known and preventable exposures are clearly responsible for hundreds of thousands of excess cancer cases each year. In the interests of protecting our health, we must adopt an approach rooted in primary prevention – that is to make workplaces free from carcinogenic risks,” Dr. Neira said. Most cancer deaths caused by occupational risk factors occur in the developed world, WHO said, blaming the wide use of different carcinogenic substances such as blue asbestos, 2-naphthylamine and benzene 20 to 30 years ago. But it warned that if the current unregulated use of carcinogens in the developing world continues, a significant increase in occupational cancer can be expected there in the coming decades. “The control of carcinogens in the workplace should be a key component of every national cancer control programme,” said Dr. Andreas Ullrich, WHO Medical Officer for cancer control. “To achieve this, WHO supports countries in developing comprehensive national cancer prevention and control plans, which are essential to prevent millions of cancer deaths each year.”The agency urged governments and industry to ensure that workplaces are equipped with adequate measures to meet health and safety standards and that they are free from dangerous pollutants. It called for stopping the use of asbestos, introducing benzene-free organic solvents and technologies that convert the carcinogenic chromium into a non-carcinogenic form, banning tobacco use at the workplace, and providing protective clothes for people working in the sun. read more

New UN report highlights experiences challenges faced by young migrants worldwide

A new report launched today by the United Nations spotlights the significant impact of young migrants on origin, transit and destination countries and communities, as well as the challenges they face, as told in their own voices. According to the latest UN estimates, there are 232 million international migrants worldwide, representing 3.2 per cent of the world’s total population of 7.2 billion. There are 35 million global migrants under the age of 20, up from 31 million in 2000, and another 40 million between the ages of 20 and 29. Together, they account for more than 30 per cent of all migrants. Females account for approximately half of all global youth migrants.Published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the latest World Youth Report outlines the global situation of young migrants by highlighting some of the concerns, challenges and successes experienced by young migrants. “Recognizing the diversity of youth migrants is important for understanding the impact of migration on the human development of young men and women as well as on their countries of origin and destination,” states the report. “It is also essential for designing specific interventions that address their unique vulnerabilities and enable them to realize their hopes and aspirations.”According to the report, the impacts of youth migration are mixed. When young people migrate, they tend to improve both their own financial situation and the economic circumstances of their families through the income they earn and the remittances they send home, while destination countries benefit from greater economic efficiency. However, countries of origin can suffer from negative impacts of human capital flight, or brain drain, notably of health and education professionals, the report states.It goes on to say that the process of migration itself brings different challenges and experiences and can affect overall outcomes for young people. Prior to migration, young people may be excited at the prospect of leaving home and discovering a new place, while they also face challenges. Participants in online consultations most often cited the difficulty of obtaining accurate information about their intended destination. Similarly, practicalities such as obtaining the necessary documents and arranging travel and accommodation can be complicated, expensive and time consuming. Without accurate information, young people can fall vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. To ease the preparatory stage, young people recommended the development of tools to help those thinking of migration to assess their readiness and to facilitate decision-making and planning, including peer-to-peer initiatives, pre-departure orientation programmes and awareness-raising campaigns.Once they reach their destination country, the report continues, the experiences of migrant youth vary greatly depending on migration motives, gender and migration status. Recent arrivals often experience culture shock and loneliness. They also have to cope with finding accommodation, employment, deal with transport and may have to overcome communication barriers. In the longer term, they may face stereotyping and discrimination at work and in society at large. “Overall, migration outcomes vary widely. While youth are especially vulnerable to the risks and dangers associated with migration, their capacity as agents of social change and development should not be underestimated,” states the report.“Some young migrants return to their country of origin, either voluntarily or involuntarily, whereas others remain in the destination. Whatever they decide, young people typically find that the migration experience has transformed them.” The report’s launch at UN Headquarters in New York will feature Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lisa Russell, along with young people retelling diverse migration stories through theatre, dance, poetry and music. read more

Marking International Widows Day Ban urges end to harmful practices abuse against

In his message, the Secretary-General expressed his concerns about the number of widows subjected to harmful practices, including “widow cleansing”, often involving the rape, and the increase in the widow’s risk of HIV infection, as well as “widow burning”.Mr. Ban underscored that such violent acts could also negatively affect the lives of their children. He has stressed the need for “stronger action to empower women, promote gender equality and end all forms of violence against women.”The UN General Assembly declared 23 June 2011 as the first-ever International Widows’ Day, and has been marked annually ever since. The Day raises awareness and is an opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows worldwide and to bring the often invisible issues affecting them to a point of international concern.In many cultures widows not only are considered inferior to their husbands, but they also become “useless” at the moment of their husband’s death. Their social status appears to be inextricably linked to their husband’s, and when he dies, a woman is likely to lose her place in society, lose basic rights, and to become a victim of life-threatening abuses.Millions of the world’s widows have to cope with poverty, ostracism, violence, homelessness, ill- health and different forms of discrimination, which could dramatically impact their physical and mental well-being.“It is our collective responsibility to safeguard the human rights and dignity of widows, in line with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child” stressed the UN chief.“Together, we can eliminate the challenges faced by widows around the world and allow them to realize their potential as equal members of society” he concluded. read more

Oklahoma residents armed with machine guns to be allowed hunt pigs from

first_img THE STATE OF Oklahoma in the US could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters.The Tulsa World reports that aerial gunners are already used to help control feral swine in Oklahoma. But that work can only be done by trained, licensed contractors with support from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry.Lawmakers in the US state are considering a bill to expand the law to private operations.Under the proposal, private landowners, companies and pilots would have to apply for a state license and be responsible for the activity. But hunters on board the aircraft wouldn’t need a license, nor would they have to provide their names to the state.The agriculture department says its agents killed more than 11,200 feral hogs, mostly by air, last year.Read: Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference >Read: Dublin could get new eight-storey hotel as vacant “scourge” set to be demolished > 26,060 Views Oklahoma residents armed with machine guns to be allowed hunt pigs from helicopters Texas and Louisiana already allow private contractors to hunt feral swine. Mar 28th 2017, 8:44 PM A helicopter hovers over feral pigs near Mertzon, Texas. By Garreth MacNamee A helicopter hovers over feral pigs near Mertzon, Texas. Image: Eric Gay/AP Image: Eric Gay/APcenter_img Share661 Tweet Email4 Tuesday 28 Mar 2017, 8:44 PM Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3311952 91 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Newstalk Breakfast goes seven days as new hosts unveiled for weekend shows

first_img Short URL By Sean Murray https://jrnl.ie/4526451 36,318 Views The whole station constantly evolves, and we decided towards the end of last year that this was the time to do it… I have three young kids, I can’t sleep in on a Saturday morning. I’m up and I’m out and I want news. I think there are loads of people like me, and loads of younger people in that demographic that we’re going after.Reilly told TheJournal.ie it was a “great privilege” to be asked to do the show, but said it would be a “juggling act” with his other role as political correspondent with Virgin Media News.“[With this show] you get to peek behind the curtain, so instead of it being a traditional newspaper review where you sit around and wonder what’s going to happen next, you can scrutinise how it’s come to that point, what is the root cause that’s got us to that point,” he said.He’s hosted the show on several occasions in recent months, which is broadcast at the same time as RTÉ’s Radio One Marian Finucane show on Sunday.Reilly added: “The [latest radio figures] have shown there is an appetite for the show. The show itself has evolved quite a bit with the hosts it’s had over the years. I’m a bit reluctant to break the thing open and try to change it from the ground up.There’s a lot that works with it. Without focusing too much on the other shows it’s going up against, there’s a lot it has in its favour in terms of its energy and some of its dynamism which you don’t have elsewhere… it’s evolution, rather than revolution. Keogh, meanwhile, said she was delighted to be the host of the breakfast show at the weekends.She said: “It’s a new departure for Irish radio. At the minute, there’s no live news programming at this time of a Saturday and Sunday morning. I’d like to think the programme will be the radio equivalent of what you get in the weekend papers… I’m delighted. For me personally, I’ve been filling in for a lot of presenters on shows at Communicorp, and particularly in the last few months at Newstalk. It’s a bit like getting to borrow someone’s really nice dress for an event. You’re absolutely delighted to get to borrow it, and you’ll mind it while you have it. But once that event is over you have to give it back. This gives me the chance to put my stamp on my own show.  Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 6th 2019, 12:37 PM Clockwise from top left: Sinead Ryan, Susan Keogh, Gav Reilly, Vincent Wall Source: NewstalkNEWSTALK TODAY ANNOUNCED an overhaul of its weekend schedule, with new shows and new presenters set to feature when it takes effect from this Saturday.Its Monday-to-Friday morning show Newstalk Breakfast has been extended to seven days, with Susan Keogh taking the reins between 8am and 9am on Saturday and Sunday.Journalist and broadcaster Sinead Ryan will have a new Saturday slot called the Home Show, covering the property market and all things in the home between 9am and 10am.These new shows are coming into slots which previously featured highlights from the week’s Pat Kenny show. Taking Stock on Sunday mornings at 10am with Vincent Wall will take a look at the week’s big business stories and trends affecting the world economy.Virgin Media News’ Gavan Reilly, formerly of TheJournal.ie, meanwhile is the new host of On the Record on Sundays from 11am.Newstalk managing editor Patricia Monahan said the schedule changes were a move towards creating a fuller weekend package for listeners.She told TheJournal.ie today: “We’ve been working on it for months. It’s great we can finally tell everybody. Newstalk Breakfast goes seven days as new hosts unveiled for weekend shows New hosts Gav Reilly, Sinead Ryan, Susan Keogh and Vincent Wall will be on weekend shows. Share5 Tweet Email1 Wednesday 6 Mar 2019, 12:37 PM 56 Comments last_img read more

Two held for hacking bank

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Officers of the police’s electronic crimes unit have detained two Greek students, both aged 21, and are seeking a Briton of the same age in connection with the embezzlement of more than 300,000 euros from Citibank. The two Greeks, both trainee dentists, were arrested in Thessaloniki and released pending trial after testifying and posting 10,000 euros each in bail payments. The Briton implicated in the case has an international arrest warrant issued against him pending, police said. The suspects are alleged to have tampered with the online exchange rate systems to create artificial parity between euros and British pounds before making a series of conversions worth 1.65 million euros that netted them a total of 309,000 euros. They are alleged to have put some of the cash in their bank accounts and to have invested another portion of it in the New York Stock Exchange. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Clark County to rule on new retreat for veterans

first_imgLA CENTER — Clark County councilors could decide in October on a nonprofit group’s proposal to build a therapeutic retreat for military veterans east of Woodland, said Bill Bjerke, county parks manager.The Columbia River Veterans Organization is seeking to build Camp Eagles Rest on 30 acres of county-owned property at Bratton Canyon Park.As part of the process, Bjerke and representatives of the veterans organization held an open house Wednesday to gather public comment.Next steps will include compiling the comments. They will be shared with the councilors, along with a staff report and the draft of an agreement, Bjerke said.As far as a decision goes, that likely is about “five weeks out,” Bjerke said after the meeting at the La Center Community Center.If approved, the agreement would include a 10-year lease, at $1 a year, plus a pair of five-year renewals, Bjerke said.Bratton Canyon Park is an 80-acre property along the north side of Northwest 389th Street, west of Northwest Ninth Avenue. It was previously known as Woodland Campground; the Washington State Department of Natural Resources transferred the property to Clark County in 2011.Some of those attending the meeting wondered why that camp had to be built at that particular spot.Other public properties were investigated — Frenchman’s Bar Park on the Columbia River, Camp Currie in Camas and Camp Bonneville — Bjerke said, but they all had disqualifying factors.last_img read more

Henrikh Mkhitaryan a doubt for Arsenals Europa League trip

first_imgArsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan remains a doubt ahead of the club’s trip to Azerbaijan for Thursday’s Europa League game against QarabagThe Armenia international featured for Arsenal in their 4-2 win over Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava in Group E nearly two weeks ago, but has struggled with an ankle problem since then.Now the Gunners are set to play at the Olympic Stadium in the capital city Baku for the second game of their Group E campaign.But ITV reports that Mkhitaryan will likely miss out due to “safety reasons” as tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan continue.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.This ongoing feud, which has lasted for over two decades, caused Mkhitaryan to not travel to Azerbaijan in 2015 when Borussia Dortmund played Gabala.No word has arrived from Arsenal yet, but the London club did release a statement on August 31 after the Europa League draw.Arsenal said: “Safety and security of all our players and staff is always a top priority. We will be looking into this situation, talk to the player and make a decision after that.”Mkhitaryan made a brief cameo in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Brentford in the Carabao Cup last week.last_img read more

Met office says Hurricane Irma now a category 5 winds 186mph Antigua

first_img August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed Recommended for you FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#AntiguaAndBarbuda, #HurricaneIrma, #HurricaneWatch, #LeewardIslands, #magneticmedianews, #PuertoRico Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBREAKING: Hurricane Irma is now being deemed the strongest hurricane on record in the Atlantic, outside of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. According to the National Hurricane Met office, with winds at 186mph, Hurricane Irma is only five away from being the most powerful hurricane in recorded history.So what does that mean for the Caribbean? Presently, Hurricane Irma is moving west at 14 miles per hour, and is just about 225miles from Antigua and Barbuda. As a result, the V.C Bird International Airport in Antigua will be officially closed at 4pm today. The islands are currently experiencing heavy rain and winds. Additionally British Airways have cancelled all flights to the Caribbean, though Irma has not hit as yet.Next in line to be affected is potentially Puerto Rico. As such, the locals there have been advised to prepare for blackouts when the storm hits. The Puerto Rican power compan revealed that Hurricane Irma could possibly leave some areas without electricity for about a week and others as far as four to six months.Both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are expected to experience 4 to 10 inches (10-25 centimeters) of rain and winds of 40-50 mph with gusts of up to 75 mph. According to Carlos Anselmi, a meteorologist in San Juan, “Puerto Rico has not seen a hurricane of this magnitude in almost 100 years.”Hurricane Irma continues to be an extremely dangerous hurricane and is moving closer to the Leeward Islands. Consequently, a hurricane warning remains in effect for other islands as well. These include, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and St. Barts. Florida has also declared a state of emergency.The National Weather Service (NWS) says Hurricane Irma is so powerful it is being picked up on scales used for measuring earthquakes.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcherlast_img read more

BTCL core cable cut off in Dhaka nationwide landline services disrupted

first_imgLandline services of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL) have been disrupted across the country as its core cable was cut off in the citys Bangla Motor area on Thursday night.BTCL managing director Mahfujuddin Ahmed said the landline services will not be restored before 6:00pm on Friday and the government will lose revenue of Tk 5 crore for the disruption in the services.BTCL director Mir Mohammad Morshed said Dhaka City Corporation workers snapped the core cable of BTCL while constructing a drain in New Easkaton area last night.BTCL came to know the matter on Friday morning and immediately started the renovation work and hopefully the problem will be resolved with few hours, he said.Landlines across the country, including the emergency helpline numbers of Bangladesh Fire Service, went out of order following the accident, he said.BTCL sources said BTCL has over 800,000 landline service holders across the country.last_img read more

Vote For Your Favorite Episode in Doctor Who World Cup

first_img Tom Petty was right: The waiting is the hardest part.There is still no word on when the Thirteenth Doctor—last seen plunging through the cosmos—will make her official debut.But while viewers pine over the show’s rebirth (expected this autumn), The Gallifrey Times is keeping fans occupied with the 2018 Doctor Who World Cup.Like the quadrennial soccer tournament for which it is named, this Whovian competition pits more than 100 episodes against each other in a bid to determine the best Doctor Who installment of the modern series.Starting with 144 episodes (plus numerous specials) from 2005 to 2017, online readers are invited to vote in twice-weekly qualifying rounds, which whittle the list down to 36.The most popular chapters—as selected by you—are then sorted into nine groups of four (chosen at random); those episodes will battle it out in each round until the 2018 Doctor Who World Cup winner is crowned.“If all of that seems overly complicated, the gist is this,” Gallifrey Times explained: “Favorite episodes from each season are picked in qualifiers, and eventually sorted through into a head-to-head competition. Simple-ish.”The fan site previously whiled away the hours before Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi’s 2014 inauguration with a World Cup contest, which saw 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” trump indisputable fan-favorite “Blink.”More than four years later, can the star-studded commemorative affair hang onto its title? Will Steven Moffat’s famed Weeping Angels reclaim their No. 1 spot? Or will the Twelfth Doctor’s era tip the balance?(The answer, obviously, is “Human Nature”/”The Family of Blood.” But I’d accept “Midnight” or “The Girl in the Fireplace” as close seconds.)Visit The Gallifrey Times on Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 13-14) to kick off the qualifying rounds for series one and two. New polls will follow each weekend, until the winner is enthroned in April.And may the Oods odds be ever in your favor. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_img News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | November 06, 2012 Carestream Launches Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Module for its Vue Mammo Workstation FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Related Content 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 Carestream announced the availability of its Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) Module that displays DBT exams from DICOM-compliant acquisition devices on its CARESTREAM Vue Mammo Workstation. The workstation also displays traditional mammograms, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and general radiology exams to help equip radiologists to work efficiently from a single desktop. The new module streamlines workflow by allowing healthcare providers to store, route, display and query/retrieve DBT exams from DICOM-compliant acquisition devices. Comparison tools enable radiologists to use personalized hanging protocols for DBT exams along with other procedures. Specialized tools can further enhance productive reading: automatic positioning of DBT and mammograms eliminates manual manipulations; automatic “same sizing” of DBT and mammograms aid in comparing changes in anatomy; and concurrent magnifying glasses provided close-up comparison of pathology across multiple views and procedures. DBT exams can be viewed in cine mode or by scrolling. The Vue Mammo Workstation is integrated with a broad range of breast imaging modalities, CAD systems, archives, PACS and information systems.For more information: www.carestream.com Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… 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 Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read morelast_img read more

Wildfire burns 575 hectares on Costa Ricas Central Pacific coast

first_imgNo related posts. A squad of 30 firefighters is battling a wildfire that is raging through a forested area in the central Pacific town of Esparza.Costa Rica’s Firefighters Corps reports that some 575 hectares have already been destroyed by a fire that started last week.The fire has two focal points that firefighters attack with two water pumps and three support vehicles. The area is mostly pasture, and strong winds from Costa Rica’s dry season are hampering firefighters’ efforts.Last weekend, firefighters prevented the blaze from destroying a poultry farm.Two firefighters were treated for fatigue on Sunday, and efforts were suspended at night because of dangerous wildlife in the area that could put firefighters’ safety at risk. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

JK government bans use of polythene at tourism hotspots

first_imgIn a move to conserve the nature and to promote green and sustainable tourism, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has declared tourist hotspots and resorts in Ladakh and Kashmir as no polythene zones. The government also banned the use of non-biodegradable plastic at the tourist hot-spots.Mehmood Shah, Director, Kashmir Tourism, said, “In order to make Kashmir division, including Leh and Kargil, polythene-free, it is hereby ordered that all tourist units are declared polythene-free zones. The tourist destinations or resorts are also brought under the ambit of no polythene zones.”Revealing further on this move, he stated the tourism department has installed a magnetic waste disintegrator and an auto-composer at the Gulmarg ski-resort, which will be capable of processing bio-degradable waste. He said, “The disintegrator shreds polythene and converts into ash. It has been helpful to process waste without causing any harm to the environment.”This move will likely motivate tourists to become more responsible and help the government achieve sustainable tourism.last_img read more

Nines new travel series – Helloworld – takes Soni

first_imgNine’s new travel series – Helloworld – takes Sonia Kruger on a private tour of the Rocky Mountaineer, Lauren Phillips to Bali, Denis Walter to the UK city of Bath, and Stevie Jacobs to the Coral Coast of Fiji – this Sunday, 18 November 2018 at 4.30pm on Nine and 9Now.Sonia’s journey on Canada’s legendary Rocky Mountaineer has her sampling heated seats, gold-leaf service and delicious food on the train that runs from Vancouver to Banff. A must-see for train lovers!Lauren is off to Bali to find the best family activities on the island, dropping her bags at Pullman Bali Legian Beach on the way. First up is the Waterbom Bali waterpark in the heart of Kuta. After cruising along the Lazy River ride Lauren heads to the beach for a surf lesson with Pro Surf, winding down at La Plancha, a Spanish restaurant and bar located on the sands of beautiful Seminyak Beach.Bula! Stevie explores the popular Coral Coast of Fiji, an 80-kilometre stretch of stunning beaches on Viti Levu. He checks into the Shangri La Fijian Resort and Spa on the private Yanuca Island, which includes a nine-hole golf course and offers family fun activities like tie-dying. Stevie then does some souvenir shopping before immersing himself in Fijian culture with a traditional kava ceremony.Meanwhile, Denis Walter continues his tour of the United Kingdom, heading to the city of Bath – the famous Roman Baths, and the exemplary 18th century architecture marvel, Royal Crescent, a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent. He also visits the exhibition of Bath’s most famous resident at the Jane Austen Centre, and grabs a spot of tea and scones in the upstairs Regency Tea Room. Helloworld encores nationally on 9Life on Wednesday at 12.30pm and Sunday at 11.00am. helloworldNine Networktvlast_img read more

Related Terms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize

first_img RelatedTerms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draws and CompetitionsThis competition is open to all residents of the UK and IrelandTerms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draws and CompetitionsTerms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draws and CompetitionsTerms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draw’s and CompetitionsTerms and Conditions for Skyscanner Prize Draw’s and Competitions. This competition is open to all residents of the UK and Ireland, except for employees and agencies of Skyscanner or any other person connected to this promotion. The promoter (Skyscanner Ltd) reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants.The promoter’s decision is final. Neither correspondence nor discussion concerning any decision shall be entered into.This is a free prize draw. No purchase necessary.No trade, third party or consumer group applicants will be accepted.Entrants should be 18 years and above.Any extra activities and costs beyond the specified prize will be the responsibility of the winner.Where the prize involves travel, the winner is responsible – unless otherwise specified – for:Paying all fees and taxesArranging appropriate travel insuranceFamiliarising themselves with visa and other travel requirementsFor countries where visas are required, the winner is responsible for applying for and paying for visas in good time ahead of the tripFor countries operating a visa waiver programme, the winner is responsible for applying for authorisation in good time ahead of the tripAll travel is undertaken at the own risk of the winner and his/her nominated participants in the tripThe prize winner may be required to participate in publicity accompanying or resulting from this promotion.Skyscanner Ltd shall be entitled to terminate or modify the promotion or to modify these rules at any time prior to the closing date by publishing any such modification or termination on any Skyscanner Ltd website. In the event of a dispute, the decision of Skyscanner Ltd shall be final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.The prize winners will be awarded on a fair and random basis and the prize has been made available for distribution.The winners’ names will be made available upon request and will be displayed on our ‘Skyscanner free prize draw winner’s page’.By entering this prize draw, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by the conditions.The judge’s decision shall be final. Neither correspondence nor discussion concerning any decision shall be entered into.Winners will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date. It is the responsibility of the winner to submit correct contact details for this period.If no reply is received to this notification within 14 days, Skyscanner reserves the right to withdraw the prize and award it to another participant in the draw. A second email will be sent warning of this, before the prize is made forfeit.Winners will be notified in writing / by phone / by email within 28 days of the closing date.No cash or other alternative prizes are available except that, in the event of circumstances outside of the promoter’s control, they reserve the right to substitute a similar alternative of equal or greater value.If the prizes stated are unavailable, an alternative of the same value will be supplied.Only one entry per email address is permitted.By registering and entering your details you consent to receive information and promotions from Skyscanner.Details are accurate at time of print.Email Privacy PolicyYour data may be shared with the co-organiser (prize sponsor) of this competition but we will not pass your data on to any other third parties.Read full details of Skyscanner’s privacy policy.Promoter:Skyscanner LtdStamp Office10 Waterloo PlaceEdinburgh EH1 3EGReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Emel bus drivers call off indefinite strike

first_imgA planned indefinite strike by workers at Limassol bus company Emel that was slated for Tuesday will not now go ahead after they reached an agreement for the return of some of their work benefits slashed during the financial crisis, CNA reported.The drivers had threatened strike action last month. Sek and Peo unions said the company had been obliged, from January 1 2018, to return the wages and benefits slashed in 2014. The amount includes 14th salaries and overtime.The unions said that if the company did not fulfil the contractual obligations outstanding since the beginning of last year, strikes would resume. They said the Emel workers were not claiming new increases but only wanted to be reimbursed for the benefits they lost in 2014, and emphasised that they “have shown tremendous tolerance and responsibility of their own volition but have exhausted all the room for dialogue”.CNA reported that following intensive consultations during the week, both with Emel and with the ministry of transport, a first agreement was reached on the reintroduction of benefits.Following the development, it was decided to suspend the indefinite strike, while all employees will be informed of the agreement at a general assembly to be held at the Peo building in Limassol on Tuesday evening.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoJob Postings I Search AdsNeed To Make More? Start Your Job Search. Search Multiple Job PostingsJob Postings I Search AdsUndoKelley Blue BookConsidering a Hyundai Genesis? Start Here at Kelley Blue BookKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

FBME officer tasked to spot crooks had forged Harvard degree

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesFBME Bank, which effectively went out of business when the US branded it a financial institution of primarily money laundering concern, assigned the duty of preventing transactions involving illicit funds to a person who appears to have presented a forged Harvard degree to authorities, documents suggest.The existence of the forged MBA degree was revealed three months after the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) placed the Cyprus branch of the Tanzanian-based bank under administration and resolution in July 2014, the documents obtained by the Cyprus Business Mail show.One of the documents is a copy of the alleged MBA Harvard degree –submitted also to the CBC in April 2011 – when FBME appointed Lilit Khachatryan as its money laundering compliance officer (MLCO). According to the document, Khachatryan appears to have acquired her MBA degree on June 7, 2007.Banks appoint money laundering compliance officers to ensure compliance with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing legislation. This involves inter alia, identifying and reporting suspicious transactions and activities, overseeing know-your-customer processes, identifying high-risk customers including politically exposed persons (PEP) – who pose a higher corruption and bribery risk – and keeping records.In its first official response to the allegations of the US treasury department’s Financial Crime Enforcement Network (FinCEN), FBME also had its lawyers at Hogan Lovells US LLP highlight that it had employed an anti-money laundering guardian who graduated from Harvard. In 2014, the Harvard MBA was first in the Financial Times Global MBA rankings.“The current MLCO received her MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS) and has over a decade of banking experience,” Hogan Lovells said on September 22, 2014 in a letter to FinCEN, which is tasked with combating money laundering.“As evidenced by the CBC correspondence approving her appointment in April 2011 and as noted by EY (Ernst & Young) in its assessment, FBME’s MLCO ‘has the requisite qualifications (e.g., knowledge, skills, experience) and seniority to discharge her duties’”.The copy of the Hogan Lovells letter is still publicly accessible at www.fbmeltd.com.EY, one of the largest accounting firms worldwide, also included a reference to Khachatryan’s alleged Harvard degree in their preliminary report, also dated September 22, 2014.A subsequent inquiry in October 2014 by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, another law firm representing the owners of the bank, exposed Khachatryan’s claims to possess a Harvard MBA degree as false.“Unfortunately, the diploma you have been given is a forgery,” said Adrienne Odasso, at the MBA Registrar Services of the Harvard Business School in an emailed response to Lauren Dickie, a legal consultant at Quinn Emanuel on October 17, 2014.The forged degree carried the wrong Harvard insignia, used the wrong fonts and even included a wrong phrasing, Odasso said. Further, the forgery reads “Master of Business Administration” instead of “Master in Business Administration” which is the case with real diplomas. In addition, the names of the academic institutions president and dean were “demonstrably incorrect”.“Team, please see below on Harvard issue,” an alarmed Dickie told associates afterwards. “Not good”.In a response to a Cyprus Business Mail questionnaire early July, emailed through a former FBME colleague, Khachatryan, described the reference to the alleged MBA degree by Hogan Lovells as “an error, which was swiftly corrected in the following submission to FinCEN”.A CBC spokesperson confirmed that Khachatryan served as compliance officer at FBME from 2011 onwards but declined to comment on her qualifications citing data protection.The bank, which had an obligation to scrutinise the people they hired in key positions as part of standard due diligence in order to protect investors and depositors, allowed Khachatryan to remain in her position until 2016.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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