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Spanish Press Mocks Morocco’s National Football Team

New York – The Spanish press is mocking the extravagance of the Moroccan national football team in the African Cup of Nations for local players, known as CHAN, which is taking place in Rwanda.According to Spain’s Mundo Deportivo, the financial and logistical means the Moroccan Football Federation has put at the disposal of the Moroccan team are more in-line with the needs of “Hollywood celebrities” than football players.Spanish media reported that the Moroccan Football Federation pampered its players as if they were sure to win the African Championship, when in fact they are one match away from being eliminated. According to the same source, the Atlas Lions were given four tons of food, a private chef flown from Morocco, a luxury jet, and they booked all of the rooms at a Kigali hotel.The luxuries demanded by Moroccan players have stirred controversy, especially because the team’s standing in the competition does not justify such extravagances.The Moroccan team started the tournament with a disappointing draw with Gabon in their opening match.Moroccan fans hoped to see their team play its best football, but the Atlas Lions lost their second match to Ivory Coast (0-1) on Wednesday at Stade Amahoro in the Rwandan capital.The final Group A matches will be played on Sunday. Morocco will play Rwanda, and Ivory Coast will face Gabon.The odds of Morocco qualifying to the second round are nearly impossible. They will have to defeat Rwanda, the host nation, by at least two goals, and the Ivory Coast must lose to Gabon.“If the Moroccan selection does not win the last game, it will be automatically eliminated and will have to return with the plane, the cook, and tons of uneaten food,” the Mundo Deportivo said with an overtone of sarcasm.Update: the miracle did not happen for the Moroccans. Despite their win by 4-1 over Ruanda, the host nation, on Sunday, Morocco could not qualify to the second round after Cote D’Ivoire 4-1 win over Gabon. read more

Ban praises adoption of Peruvian law on consultation with indigenous peoples

21 September 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended Peru’s recent adoption of laws compelling governments and private companies to consult indigenous communities before going ahead with major projects such as mines that affect them. The law, adopted unanimously last month by the Andean country’s Congress and subsequently promulgated by President Ollanta Humala, was the subject of a tête-à-tête today at United Nations Headquarters in New York between Mr. Ban and Mr. Humala.The Secretary-General congratulated Mr. Humala on the adoption of the law and discussed the importance of social inclusion overall, according to information released by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.The new law has already been welcomed by James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples. read more

Canadian authorities must start meaningful dialogue with aboriginal leaders – UN expert

“I am encouraged by reports that Prime Minister Steven Harper has agreed to meet with First Nations Chiefs and leadership on 11 January 2013 to discuss issues related to aboriginal and treaty rights as well as economic development,” said the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya. He continued, “Both the Government of Canada and First Nations representatives must take full advantage of this opportunity to rebuild relationships in a true spirit of good faith and partnership.”For weeks, aboriginal leaders and activists carried out protests referred to as ‘Idle no more,’ according to a news release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). It noted that the movement has been punctuated by the hunger strike of Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation, which began on 11 December. “I would like to add my voice to the concern expressed by many over the health condition of Chief Spence, who I understand will be joining indigenous leaders at this week’s meeting,” the Mr. Anaya said. The independent expert stressed that the dialogue between the Government and First Nations should proceed in accordance with standards expressed in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration states that indigenous peoples have the right to maintain their distinct identities and cultures as a basis of their development and place in the world, to pursue their own destinies under conditions of equality, and to have secure rights over lands and resources, with due regard for their traditional patterns of use and occupancy.In particular, Mr. Anaya highlighted one of the preambles in the Declaration which affirms that treaties, agreements and other arrangements are the basis for a strengthened partnership between indigenous peoples and States.The Government affirmed a “commitment to continue working in partnership with Aboriginal peoples and in accordance with a relationship based on good faith, partnership and mutual respect,” when it released a statement supporting the Declaration on 12 November 2010, said Mr. Anaya, who has asked the Canadian authorities to provide relevant information on this matter, in accordance with the terms of his mandate from the UN Human Rights Council. “I will continue to monitor developments as I hold out hope that the 11 January meeting will prompt meaningful and restorative action by the Government and First Nations leadership,” Mr. Anaya added.Independent experts, or special rapporteurs such as Mr. Anaya, are appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

UN condemns Taliban attack on Afghan officials renews call for civilian protection

“The United Nations again calls on the Taliban to follow through on their previous public commitments to protect civilians,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš.At least 41 people were killed in the 3 April attack, the majority of them Government officials, including two judges and six prosecutors. More than 100 other people were injured. The attack is the deadliest against Afghan civilians since December 2011.The 15-member Security Council also condemned the attack “in the strongest terms” in a statement read out to the press by Ambassador Eugène-Richard Gasana of Rwanda, which holds the rotating Council presidency for this month.“The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice,” the statement added.The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which Mr. Kubiš heads, expressed “its deepest condolences to the victims of the attack and their families,” and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.The attack on the government compound was reportedly aimed at freeing 15 Taliban prisoners who were being transferred to the courthouse for trial.The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, stating they intended to target civilian workers in the courts and prosecutors’ offices.Mr. Kubiš pointed out that the Taliban had previously committed to protecting civilians, and that what constitutes a “civilian requiring protection” is defined by international law and not a matter of controversy. “International humanitarian law defines civilians as all those who do not take a direct part in hostilities and who are not combatants – such as civilian Government employees,” UNAMA noted in its statement. “Attacks against civilians are prohibited at all times and may amount to war crimes.” “With the onset of the spring fighting season, UNAMA again highlights the obligations of parties to take all necessary measures to protect civilians,” the Mission stated. As part of its UN Security Council mandate, UNAMA works with Government and civil society actors to increase protections for civilians. Senior officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, have expressed concern about civilians increasingly bearing the brunt of the conflict in Afghanistan. read more

AEL deploys largest DigiShot Plus electronic blast at Optimum coal mine in

first_imgAEL Mining Services, a pioneer and leader in development and manufacturing of electronic detonators, recently completed a successful trial blast using the DigitShot Plus electronic initiating system at Optimum coal mine, situated some 40 km east of Middelburg in the Mpumalanga Province. The Digishot Plus system is the latest technology electronic delay detonator available today. The current Smartdet system in use at the mine has certain limitations which were addressed in the development of the new system. With the current system, logging cannot commence until after the Mobile Manufacturing Units (MMU) have left the bench (to prevent damage to the surface harness wire). With the new Digishot Plus system, logging of the holes can start while the MMUs are still busy charging resulting in less downtime for the earth moving equipment such as loaders and draglines.On 6 May 2010, a trial block on the Kwagga section, consisting of 345 holes with an average depth of 36 m, was allocated to AEL for a trial blast. Johan Duvenhage, AEL’s Regional Manager, Eastern Operations, of Coal Southern Africa, commented, “This block was broken down into decks presenting some challenges. AEL charged it up with its new E-Series MMUs, which are manufactured locally for South African mining conditions. These MMUs have an efficient charge speed of explosives down the hole and have the capacity to carry a 20 t payload on mine.“We initiated the blast on 22nd May 2010 using the DigiShot Plus system. Through this system, we tagged and assigned locations to each detonator at any time during the charging process, allowing miners to log the entire blast pattern before the MMUs left the bench. However, due to mining regulations, the MMUs were forced to only pump up to a certain distance from the drill rig before they had to stop. Despite the challenge posed by these regulations, the MMUs managed to pump an average of 80 t per MMU per day on site.”The AEL DigiShot Plus system is designed to set a blast off remotely, meaning that the blast can be set off in a range of 3.5 km with direct line of site. The mine was impressed with the new electronic system and realises the benefits in terms of risk and connecting time reduction. By setting off the blasts remotely, it has a much clearer view of the area being blasted, thus an additional safety measure. The mine is also able to clear the area without the risk of damaging any connecting wires from the Bench box to the blasting area which in turn also provides cost saving opportunities to the customer.The timing of the block can also be uploaded onto the Bench box beforehand, thereby saving even more time. By following this process, there is no risk of damage to the harness wire and the miner is in full control of the blast pattern. During the blast, time on the bench was significantly reduced, resulting in an efficiency improvement of the blasting process as well as the related earth moving equipment.From a post blast analysis done a significant improvement in fragmentation uniformity and size distribution was noted. Contributing factors to the improved results was the combination of the AEL Mining Services SD135E bulk formulation and the Digishot Plus electronic detonator system.“This was the largest blast ever done with the DigiShot Plus system to date. Negotiations are currently under way between mine personnel and AEL Mining Services to discuss a service offering on how we believe we could further contribute to the operation, with clear and proved benefits to the customer,” concluded Duvenhage.last_img read more

Hudson Entertainment Closing Report

first_imgMore sad news from the gaming world. After telling you about the end of the Guitar Hero series, it was brought to my attention that Hudson Soft will be shutting down its North American branch, Hudson Entertainment. News comes straight from Hudson Entertainment brand manager Morgan Haro, who wrote in a blog post, “that all of Hudson’s previously planned projects have been canceled and that our office will be closing it’s doors at the end of February.” AdChoices广告Hudson Entertainment has existed in this form since 2003. The previous US iteration of the game maker was Hudson Soft USA, which existed from 1988 through 1995. Hudson was subsequently purchased by Konami. Because of the purchase, “there apparently won’t be any need for the talents within the San Mateo offices of Hudson Entertainment,” said Haro.The post has since been removed from Haro’s site, with a note stating, “Out of respect for a person I hold in high regard, I have temporarily taken down the post that was here.”last_img read more

Greek restaurant owner hires bird shooers to deal with ibis problem

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram When Greek Street Grill owner, Theo Kostoglou approached the local council about the persistent issues he was facing at his establishment with pesky ibises, he was told it was his responsibility. So he has taken matters into his own hands, hiring ‘bird-shooers’ to deal with the issue. “We alternate it,” Mr Kostoglou said.“We put staff members on bird duty. They enjoy it,” Bird duty entails patrolling the area for six hours and using a spray bottle full of water and vinegar to shoo birds away.“Customers appreciate it,” he said.“They love it. It does become costly though because we always need an extra person working.”Mr Kostoglou opened the Greek restaurant in Surfers Paradise along the Esplanade some five years ago. While ibises have been an issue since day one, he says they only used to go for scraps of food but have since become less fearful.“They jump on tables, and they steal food,” Mr Kostoglou said.“People come to the restaurant to enjoy the view of the ocean. “It’s not as if we leave food outside. We take away scraps, but the birds are just too quick.”Meanwhile the council issued a statement stating that the ibises are protected under State Government legislation, meaning they cannot be removed from the area.“Importantly, even if we did, ibis fly up to 20 km daily from the hinterland to Surfers Paradise as they know there are food scraps left on dining tables,” the spokesperson said.“To physically relocate the 20 problem birds would only see them return within a day or so. So it is not a simple matter of relocating nuisance birds.”The spokesman added that the numbers of ibis on the Gold Coast and Tweed had already been reduced from 12,500 in 1998 to 2500 in 2017, and that there are less than 20 “problem birds” in the Surfers area.“The number one rule is don’t feed them, and don’t allow patrons to feed them. Council has ensured its public bins have lids and we do our daily bin collections pre-dawn seven days a week,” they said.“If café owners ensured any food plates were quickly removed from tables as diners departed, we are confident that in a short time, the birds would realise that there are no food scraps available and would move on naturally. “We feel for the café owners and have attended each café, with the Division Councillor, to explain to them their responsibility.”last_img read more

Lingard hopeful of repeating Class of 92 with Pogba Rashford

first_imgManchester United’s Jesse Lingard is hopeful that he can repeat the achievements of the Class of 92 with with fellow graduates Paul Pogba and Marcus RashfordUnited’s Class of 92 represented the likes of Paul Scholes, David Beckham and Gary Neville graduating through the youth system at Old Trafford and going on to lead the club through a period of continued glory, which accumulated with their famous treble in 1999 under the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.Like those former greats, both Lingard and Pogba played alongside each other at youth level. While Rashford has emerged, in recent seasons, as one of the most promising young talents to emerge at United.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It is all about making new history but you see the team with Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville etc and you see what they achieved and it is only right that the likes of me, Marcus and Paul try and emulate that and win trophies.” Lingard told BBC.“They came through the ranks together, but my (youth) team went their separate ways so to have another home lad like Marcus in the team and with Paul having been here since 16, we just want to try and emulate what they did.”Lingard scored his first England goal recently in their 1-0 win over the Netherlands, during the international break, and the 25 year-old will now return his focus to United’s Premier League and FA Cup campaigns.last_img read more

Lopez Beating Barcelona is a nice challenge for Levante

first_imgLevante UD manager Paco Lopez is relishing the challenge that awaits them at Barcelona tonight in the second leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tieLopez’s side took full advantage of a Barcelona team without the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to claim a 2-1 win in the first leg last week on home soil.Although Philippe Coutinho’s late penalty for Barcelona was a blow for Levante, who must now find a way to hold off the Blaugrana with a slender lead at Camp Nou.Despite that though, Lopez believes the pressure is more on Barcelona than themselves and is looking forward to the game in which he hopes to see the hosts’ main stars.“We’ve earned the right to dream of going through to the next round, but Barca have an obligation. It’s a nice challenge for us,” said Lopez, according to Las Provincias.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Once the game is over, we will return our focus to what’s really important, which is La Liga. But we are not going to throw away the cup and, with the tie in our favour, we will try to do it.“I hope to see Barcelona’s best team, although the other side we saw last time were capable of scoring. Regardless of who plays anyway, it will be very difficult.“But in a match, we’ve proved that we can go up against anyone and we will continue with that mentality.”The return leg between Barcelona and Levante will begin at 21:30 (CET) tonight.last_img read more

Man sets himself ablaze in Governors Harbour Eleuthera

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #mansetshimselfonfire Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, March 2, 2018 – Eleuthera – Unofficial reports are coming out of Governor’s Harbour,  Eleuthera of a man who set himself on fire, after failing to lure his ex-girlfriend out of a building.  Witnesses are saying that the unidentified man, went down to a laundry-mat, where he made attempts to try and get his ex-girlfriend to come outside of the said building.   After attempts were not successful, according to a voice note now spreading across social media, the man then doused himself with gasoline and lit himself ablaze;‘yeah the guy just gone up to the laundry by Sonia them, by Andre laundry, he was trying to get Fiona out the laundry must be to go burn Fiona up.  After she didn’t come out, the guy turned the guys on himself, light himself on fire, he is down in the clinic now, burn right up,’ according to the voice note spreading on social media.We will continue to give updates on this shocking situation as reports become available.#MagneticMediaNews#mansetshimselfonfirelast_img read more

School board and teachers union settle money issues

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – The Broward County School Board and their teachers union settled some money matters, Tuesday.The board voted to approve a 2.5 percent raise for all teachers, retroactive to the 2015-2016 academic year.In a move strongly opposed by teachers, the board eliminated a $2,600 supplement for high school instructors who have sixth period classes.Teachers complain the loss of that bonus will essentially cancel out their raise.The board said money is tight because Tallahassee continues to underfund education.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

What is Siri

first_img Preview • Hey Siri, beat Amazon, Google and Sonos: Apple HomePod hits Feb. 9 $299 See also You can also get Siri’s attention by holding down a button on attached headphones or saying “Hey, Siri” while wearing AirPods or if your Apple device is plugged in. Here’s a list of all the ways to get Siri’s attention and almost everything you can ask Apple’s assistant.  See It See All $299 See It 34 Photos Review • Apple HomePod review: Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See it $299 Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $299 Apple Hold down the home button on your Apple iPhone, and you can ask a question of Siri — Apple’s version of what we generically call a “virtual assistant.” Talk to Siri, and you can search the internet, make a call, set a reminder and even command certain smart home devices to turn on lights, lock doors and trigger scenes.  3 See It Mentioned Above Apple HomePod (White) Adorama Siri runs the smart home with these Apple HomeKit gadgets 7:52 Comments News • Get a refurbished Apple HomePod for $194 Tags reading • What is Siri? Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Mobile Smart Home Smart Speakers & Displays Siri is built into all modern iPhones and iPads, as well as Apple’s Mac computers and smart watches. Siri is also built into Apple’s HomePod — a smart speaker that responds to your voice commands akin to the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Apple might be following Amazon’s lead with the HomePod, but Siri helped popularize the concept that gave rise to the Google Assistant as well as the voice assistant in the Echo, Amazon’s Alexa. Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple HomePod Apple iOS 13 leaks hint at future products and the latest iPhone… Amazon Siri Apple Apple HomeKitlast_img read more

The 75 Million Obamacare Number Only Part Of The Story

first_imgWant to know how many people have signed up for private insurance under Obamacare? Like the law itself, the answer is exceedingly complicated. The administration is tracking the number of plans purchased on healthcare.gov and on the state exchanges. But the federal government isn’t counting the number of people buying plans directly from insurance carriers.Download AudioWhen insurance broker Joshua Weinstein wanted to sign someone up for health insurance this year, he asked one key question – would they qualify for a federal subsidy? If the client didn’t, he steered them away from healthcare.gov:“If you can avoid that whole level of bureaucracy and get a good plan, not necessarily at a good price, but at the same price and they’re not subsidy eligible, we’re going off the marketplace,” Weinstein said.One of those clients is Oliver Korshin, a doctor who lives in Anchorage. Weinstein and Korshin worked together to enroll Korshin’s wife Rachel in a new health plan. They didn’t qualify for a subsidy so they went directly to Premera Alaska, says Korshin.“The actual enrolling wasn’t difficult at all,” Korshin said.Weinstein, their broker, estimates about 15 percent of his clients are signing up for insurance outside the exchanges. He says enrolling directly is easier because insurers don’t have to deal with the financial information required on healthcare.gov.“It’s basically gathering demographic information, name, address, phone number, social security number, which plan do you want, sign up for how you want to pay your bill, monthly via statement or auto-draft and sign and off you go,” Weinstein said.Weinstein does counsel people who are close to qualifying for a subsidy, to sign up on healthcare.gov, in case their income fluctuates during the year.Alaska’s two main insurers report 1/5th of their customers bought plans directly from them. But these customers aren’t being counted by the Obama administration.“That’s the big mystery,” Larry Levitt, an insurance expert with the Kaiser Family Foundation, said.Levitt says there’s a lot of focus on the 7.5 million people who signed up through the 14 state exchanges or healthcare.gov. But he says the off-exchange number is just as essential to gauge how well the law is working:“Oh I think it’s quite important,” Levitt said. “I think it’s probably the case that there are more people insured in the individual market off the exchange than on the exchange right now.”In fact, a new survey from the RAND Corporation estimates 7.8 million people nationwide bought health insurance this year directly from a carrier.last_img read more

Crowded Anchorage Mayoral Race Heats Up

first_imgADN’s Devin Kelly, KTUU’s Austin Baird join Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes on Alaska Edition to discuss Anchorage’s upcoming mayoral election. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)Today we’re discussing the race for mayor in Alaska’s largest city. Anchorage’s city politics have ripples across the state, whether in terms of funding coming from the Legislature, or launching political careers into higher office. The election is on April 7th, but recently we’ve seen the race start to take off. It’s a crowded field, with 11 candidates, hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring in from donations, and expectations of an eventual run off.Download AudioHOST: Zachariah HughesGUESTS:Devin Kelly, city reporter, Alaska Dispatch NewsAustin Baird, political reporter, KTUU Channel 2 NewsKSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m.Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 28 at 4:30 p.m.last_img read more

Bangaru Telangana through comprehensive development in

first_imgNizamabad: Bangaru Telangana is possible with comprehensive development, stated R&B, Transport, Housing and Legislative Affairs Minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy, after unveiling the national flag at Parade Grounds here on Thursday.Later addressing the people of Nizamabad district on 73rd Independence Day celebrations, the Minister explained that all sectors in Nizamabad district from agriculture to ZP have achieved equal integrated development. Stating that the revived scheme of Sriram Sagar Project also has been completed with an amount of Rs 1,771 crores, he hoped that about 1.80 lakh acres of irrigation land will come into irrigation. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Prasanth Reddy informed that Rs 147 crores has been paid to 1,34,080 farmers in the district under Rythu Bandhu scheme. Under farmers’ insurance scheme, “Rs 28 crores has been distributed to the families of 561 deceased farmers. Under Mission Kakatiya scheme, ponds have been repaired at a cost of Rs 220.28 lakhs. The district has been sanctioned Rs 332 crore for Mission Kakatiya works and other lakes are being developed with these funds. Also Read – Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us A total of 35,59,000 working days have been provided to 1,95,810 families under Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Scheme. 26 bridges are being constructed under the aegis of Panchayati Raj Engineering Department in the district at a cost of Rs 43 crores. The R&B department is constructing 82 infrastructure projects at a cost of Rs 686.5 crores and the results will be felt soon by the people of the district,” Vemula said. Advertise With Us The Minister explained that the government is paying attention to the health care of the people in the district with many schemes like Kanti Velugu and KCR Kits. 13 dialysis machines will be installed at Nizamabad Government Hospital and treating 30 patients a day. Five ventilators are available and no one had ever set them up in a government hospital. As many as 96.66 lakh saplings have been planted under Haritha Haram drive. The government had supplied fishing and marketing infrastructure to about 4,205 fishermen. Development works worth about Rs 300 crores are in progress in Nizamabad city. Minister Reddy said that 621 double bedroom houses were constructed in the district. 1,771 people have applied for Kalyana Lakshmi and 786 for Shaadi Mubarak schemes and Rs 26 crores has sanctioned to the newlyweds by the Chief Minister, he added.last_img read more

Family Alabama Tries to Shield Officer Who Killed Black Man

first_imgBy JAY REEVES, Associated PressBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relatives of a Black man killed by police in Alabama’s largest shopping mall claimed Monday that a state takeover of the investigation is a bid by authorities to protect the officer.Holding a photo of her son Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr., April Pipkins said the move by Attorney General Steve Marshall to assume control of the probe seemed aimed at shielding the officer, who has yet to be named publicly.The family’s lawyers contend the case should have been left with newly elected Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr, who is Black, or given to Lynneice Washington, another Black district attorney who handles cases in the western part of the county.April Pipkins and her family’s lawyer, Ben Crump, walk to a news conference in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)“All the family wants is for justice to be served for my son,” Pipkins said during a news conference. “By taking the case from Mr. Carr, we feel they are trying to protect this officer who killed by son.”Carr declined comment, but his office reissued a statement from last week saying it was capable of handling the investigation into Bradford’s death at a shopping mall in suburban Hoover on Thanksgiving night.Marshall said last week that his office was taking over the investigation to guard against any potential conflicts of interest involving local officials.Joy Patterson, spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office, said Monday that correspondence shows Carr “directly conveyed to Attorney General Marshall the presence of Carr’s perceived conflicts in this matter” and that Marshall “acted on standard procedure to assume prosecution.”“The Attorney General’s Office will ensure that the Hoover mall shooting cases are handled with the highest degree of fairness and professionalism as we pursue justice for all parties,” Patterson said.Washington said she doesn’t believe Carr should have been removed from the case, and she doubts Marshall would now send the case to her.The officer who shot Bradford is involved in about 20 cases pending with area prosecutors, officials said. At least one protest leader involved in demonstrations over the shooting publicly supported Carr in his successful bid to become Birmingham’s first Black district attorney.Ben Crump, an attorney representing Bradford’s family, said relatives were “very suspicious” of the grab by Marshall, a Republican appointee who won his first full term in office last month. The officer should be charged with murder if the evidence supports it, he said.“They feel they’re trying to protect this officer,” Crump said.Bradford, 21, was shot to death moments after gunfire erupted during a confrontation at the Riverchase Galleria, which was crowded with holiday shoppers. Police initially claimed Bradford was the gunman in that initial confrontation and said an officer shot him. They later said Bradford was not the shooter but an officer heard shots, saw Bradford with a gun and fired at him.Relatives have said Bradford was licensed to carry a weapon.A forensic exam commissioned by the family showed that Bradford was shot three times in the rear portion of his body, including once in the back of the head.A brief portion of videotape reviewed by the family’s legal team supports evidence that indicates Bradford was moving away from the officer when he was shot, Crump said. Authorities have refused to publicly release video or other evidence, citing the continuing investigation.last_img read more

Google might launch Drive for cloud storage soon

first_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further Citation: Google might launch Drive for cloud storage soon (2012, February 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-02-google-cloud-storage.html More information: online.wsj.com/article/SB10001 … 211961645711988.html Google, as observers already point out, has significant “stickiness” with an array of services surrounding documents and communications; its extension into cloud storage is seen as important to watch.Drive will allow the user to store files and retrieve the files from Internet-connected devices, be it smartphones, tablets, or any other. The launch is reportedly planned for any time soon—possibly in the coming weeks.Information that can be Drive-stored is to include photos, documents, and videos, which would land on Google’s servers. This type of online storage system sounds familiar to those familiar with Dropbox, which has enjoyed success. Dropbox has 50 million users, according to reports, and similarly allows users to store photos, documents and other material so users can always access them from PCs, smartphones, or other devices. Google and Dropbox also bear resemblance in pay models–Google’s Drive service will be free, but users who store large amounts of data will have to pay.Similarly, Dropbox offers 2GB for free but collects $9.99 per month from customers who want 50 GB of data per month and Dropbox charges $19.99 per month for 100GB.Apple offers iCloud and Microsoft, SkyDrive, but much of the press attention is focusing on Dropbox and what Google’s entry might do to threaten the popularity of Dropbox.Another question being posed is whether Google’s business executives will be content with simply a tiered subscription payment model or whether the company will be getting into the more lucrative business of scanning the user’s data for the purpose of sending targeted ads. This might ruffle watchdog groups sensitive to threats to privacy.Lastly, there is the all-familiar question about cloud storage versus maintaining security for large businesses. Some cloud-computing watchers worry over the idea of employees storing certain information on a service that the companies cannot directly control. Ensuring security measures to automatically stop people from sharing confidential documents has been one suggestion in the ongoing conversation about cloud services and security.However, if Dropbox, which enables enabled iPads, Android phones and PCs to work together, is any indication, a number of businesses do feel comfortable about file-sharing services from Dropbox. According to a report last year in The New York Times, “millions” signed up with their work e-mail addresses to Dropbox and the company estimated that at least one million businesses used the service.Yet another company, Box.net, has had success in targeting business customers by spelling out advantages of using its file-sharing services without incurring headaches over compromised security. Box.net tells customers that “protecting your corporate content is our top priority.” The company says it has invested heavily in security and resiliency at its data centers.center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Google adds storage to sweeten online office suite (PhysOrg.com) — Google’s next big move, according to the Wall Street Journal, is a cloud storage service called Drive. Hardly first to the plate, Google is simply catching up to introducing its cloud repository idea for mobile users. Apple, Microsoft, and Dropbox are known for their services, but stories about anticipated Google launches generally stir the waters and seed lots of news items and bloggers’ posts. last_img read more

State investigates the murder of a Cancun police officer

first_imgThe State Attorney General says that the agent has been identified as 57-year-old Frank C, a 13-year police veteran. He was shot inside the restaurant where he died instantly. The death of the agent occurred in region 248 of Cancun while the officer was inside a restaurant. The shooting took place Thursday around 6:00 p.m. when gunmen walked into the restaurant located in the Villas del Mar subdivision and opened fire against the off duty officer. Paramedics were called to the scene while police arrived to search for the gunmen, however, no arrests were reported. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) A waiter inside the establishment, Carlos S.V., was also injured when he was hit by a stray bullet. Carols was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Cancun, Q.R. — The Attorney General of the State has made a statement that they have begun an investigation into the shooting death of a local police officer. last_img read more

Siemens Brings DoseNeutral Dual Energy into CT Clinical Routine

first_img 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. 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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This release… read more center_img Technology | Advanced Visualization | December 21, 2015 Siemens Brings Dose-Neutral Dual Energy into CT Clinical Routine TwinBeam Dual Energy on Somatom Definition Edge, Definition AS CT systems help clinicians improve decision-making December 21, 2015 — Siemens Healthcare’s approach to delivering dose-neutral dual energy images obtained on Somatom computed tomography (CT) scanners using TwinBeam Dual Energy technology is now commercially available on the Somatom Definition Edge and Somatom Definition AS CT systems.Dual energy imaging has gained momentum as a clinical imaging tool amid pressure to reduce the cost and frequency of medical imaging while increasing quality of care. With dual energy imaging, only one CT study is acquired, but the imaging data can be used in a variety of additional methods to improve clinical decision-making. Siemens says that its TwinBeam Dual Energy approach is unique in that it enables acquisition of this data without introducing additional radiation – a dose-neutral dual energy approach.Dose-neutral dual energy imaging entails the examination of the same body region using two different energy levels. The resulting two datasets offer detailed information regarding tissue composition that extends beyond pure morphology. However, in cases where data have been acquired using fast kV-switching or dual layer detector technology, dual energy imaging has encountered significant drawbacks. In the past, single-source dual energy images acquired via these methods were excluded from routine clinical use because the X-ray tube did not emit the two energy spectra simultaneously, but rather in succession through rapid switching or spectral separation at the detector side. With kV-switching, image quality is impaired significantly due to the limited data per energy level. Also, increased X-ray doses are inevitable because the dose cannot be modulated to reduce radiation.The design of Siemens’ TwinBeam Dual Energy technology enables a dose-neutral approach. Via a split filter within the X-ray tube, the X-ray beam is divided into two different energy spectra prior to reaching the patient. The result: simultaneous generation of dose-neutral dual energy images.For example, Siemens’ approach to dose-neutral dual energy imaging in general offers tissue characterization that potentially may help physicians identify and classify challenging abdominal lesions. Additional information regarding contrast uptake in the tumor potentially may aid physicians in monitoring patient response to treatment.With this approach to dose-neutral dual energy, CT systems with TwinBeam technology can simplify radiology workflow. Unlike other methods of single-source dual energy CT imaging, the Somatom Definition Edge’s acquired dual energy datasets are preprocessed intelligently directly after acquisition. The Somatom Definition Edge can also send datasets automatically to the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) with Siemens’ Fast DE Results technology.For more information: www.siemens.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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