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Asian Games 2018: Swimmer Sajan reaches final as family braves flood in Kerala

first_imgIndia’s Sajan Prakash advanced to the finals of 200m butterfly at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia on Sunday, 19 August.Sajan went in to the event unaware of where his maternal family, which hails from Idukki district, was as the district has been hit by floods.The state of Kerala has been reeling under unprecedented flood. Sajan, however, was made aware of the situation only on Saturday as his mother chose to keep the news from him.In an interview given to Times of India after reaching the finals of 200m butterfly event, Sajan said he has no idea where his family is.Asian Games 2018 Day 1 Live Updates”I still have no clue as to where they are and how they are, Prakash told Times of India. “All I know is that they are being taken to some safe place. I pray for their safety.”Sajan added that he was informed about his family only after they were rescued.”It was tough but my mother, who is based in Tamil Nadu, thought it best that I don’t get disturbed in the run-up to my event. So I was told of it only after my grandmother and uncle had been shifted. I still haven’t been able to speak to them, though. I have made a historic final, but I don’t know how to tell hem yet,” Sajan added.Prakash qualified for the final with a time of 1:58.12 seconds. He finished 0.06 seconds behind leader Nao Horomura of Japan.Asian Games 2018: Shooters Apurvi Chandela, Ravi Kumar win first medal for IndiaadvertisementMeanwhile, Srihari Nataraj has also advanced to the finals of the 100m men’s backstroke.Starting in lane 6, Nataraj finished first in the heat clocking 55.86 seconds even as compatriot Arvind Mani finished second but failed to qualify to the next round.Another Indian in action, Saurabh Sangvekar crashed out in the 200m freestyle event, clocking 1:54.87 seconds.last_img read more

Intersleek 1100SR Coating Wins RINA – QinetiQ Award

first_imgzoom The first RINA – QinetiQ Maritime Innovation Award, jointly sponsored by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and QinetiQ, has been presented to International Paint, for the development of its new advanced fluoropolymer foul release coating, Intersleek®1100SR.Intersleek®1100SR is the shipping industry’s first patented biocide-free, fluoropolymer-based coating technology designed specifically to tackle ‘slime’.Slime is a complex, varied and dynamic community of organisms that can begin to colonise submerged surfaces in minutes, but is invisible to the naked eye. Once slime has developed on the hull of a vessel it has the potential to start increasing hull resistance immediately, thereby raising fuel consumption and environmentally harmful emissions.It is estimated that the effects of slime cost the shipping industry around $28.6 billion in additional fuel costs, and generate an extra 134 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, every year.Intersleek®1100SR slime release technology delivers outstanding fouling control with good static resistance even in warm waters. Any slime built up during static periods is released by the movement of the vessel through water.The technology is the culmination of a three-year research programme involving a multi-disciplinary team of marine biologists, hydrodynamicists and polymer scientists, four years of laboratory testing and the extensive analysis of vessel performance data.According to RINA Chief Executive, Trevor Blakeley, “The maritime industry today is facing many challenges as it responds to the increasing demands of operators, regulators and society for greater efficiency, safety and the protection of the environment. Meeting these challenges will require innovative thinking in all sectors of the industry.”In an industry which is highly dependent on technology, research and development is vital in providing ships and marine structures which cost less to design, build and operate, are safer, and are more sensitive to the environment. Trevor Blakeley adds: “The research carried out by engineers and scientists in universities and industry is critical to pushing forward the boundaries of design, construction and operation of marine vessels and structures. Intersleek®1100SR is a successful example of the innovative research and development that the RINA – QinetiQ Maritime Innovation Award is intended to recognise and applaud.” May 16, 2014last_img read more

Brazil Vard Tax Claim Dropped

first_imgzoom The Brazilian authorities have canceled the tax claim against Vard Holdings Limited following the company’s appeal, the company said.The claim dates back to August 2014 and relates to the transfer pricing of goods and services delivered from the company’s Norwegian subsidiaries to Vard Niterói, and the tax treatment thereof.The tax assessment has been dropped as the Brazilian authorities ruled that the original claim was without substance. This decision cannot be appealed any further and is thus definite, Vard added.“No provision had been made for the tax claim as an unfavorable assessment was deemed to be highly unlikely. Hence, the decision does not have any material impact on the financial accounts of the company,” Vard went on to say.In a separate announcement, the shipbuilder informed that Fincantieri has bought 64,700 in the company, bringing its shares to a total of 938,519,210 representing approximately 79.54 percent of the total number of shares.The move is part of Fincantieri new proposal to privatize Vard Holdings via a voluntary delisting from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST).last_img read more

Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Program Open for Applications

first_imgThe Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Program is now accepting applications from community organizations that want to reduce emissions by generating electricity from solar panels. The program, now in its second year, is open to Mi’kmaw bands in Nova Scotia, registered non-profit or charitable organizations, municipalities or organizations owned by municipalities and universities or community colleges. Projects can be up to 75 kilowatts. Applicants propose a price per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the electricity they will generate. Successful organizations will enter into a 20-year agreement with their electric utility. Clean Foundation will independently evaluate submissions and select the successful projects. Applications will be accepted until June 29. For more information, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/solar .last_img read more

Alwar MP has close shave as chopper loses balance

first_imgJaipur: BJP MP Mahant Balaknath had a close shave on Sunday when the helicopter he was flying in lost balance and was seen swaying in the air while landing in Alwar. The incident occurred at Ladpur village in Kotkasim area while the MP was on his way from Delhi to Alwar to attend an annual fair organised to commemorate the 19th death anniversary of Baba Somnath Maharaj. While landing at a temporary helipad in Ladpur around 10.30 a.m, the helicopter lost balance and started spinning. The pilot immediately took control of the chopper avoiding a major accident thereby saving the lives of Mahant Balaknath and his companion. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! Officials confirmed that air pressure was quite strong and the helipad was also not levelled due to which the helicopter lost its balance. The pilot later tried to bring down the chopper at a helipad in village Khushkheda nearby, but was not granted permission. The MP therefore, had to return to Delhi. He will now travel to Baba Somnath Maharaj’s ashram via road. Mahant Balaknath won the Alwar Lok Sabha seat defeating Congress’ Jitendra Singh by a huge margin.last_img read more

Soaring prices rising anger in Imran Khans Pak

first_imgKarachi: Nearly one year after the election that brought Imran Khan to power in Pakistan, the cricket-hero-turned-prime-minister faces growing anger as he chases an elusive target: how to right the South Asian nation’s teetering economy. Pakistan has been staring down the barrel of a balance of payments crisis since before last year’s July 25 vote, and analysts have long warned that the new government must act quickly. In one of his earliest speeches, Khan — who led the cricket-mad country to World Cup victory in 1992, and campaigned on vows to build an Islamic welfare state — tried to reassure voters, telling them repeatedly: “Do not panic.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USBut since then the rupee has lost nearly 30 per cent of its value and inflation is running at nearly nine per cent, and likely to continue rising. “The price of tomatoes is touching the skies,” 30-year-old Shama Parveen, who walked several kilometres through Karachi’s sweltering heat to find cheaper produce, told AFP. “Life has become hard.” “I need to earn at least 1,000 rupees (USD 6.30) daily to meet my expenses,” said 60-year-old Mohammad Ashraf, who sells henna dye. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”Nowadays I can hardly save 500 or 600 rupees… I sometimes think if I fall ill, how could I afford the medicines and treatment? I would die, I think.” Analysts warn that with Pakistan’s galloping population increase far outstripping growth — set to slow to 2.4 percent this year — the country will find no short-term relief, even after the International Monetary Fund approved its latest USD 6 billion loan. Pakistan has a rocky relationship with the IMF, which has bailed it out many times before, and Khan secured billions in loans and investment from “friendly countries” including China and Saudi Arabia before going to the Fund. But it was not enough. Pakistanis are facing the grimmest part of a seemingly endless economic cycle: austerity imposed on millions of poor people, and futile demands for deep-rooted structural reform. Traders held a one-day strike earlier this month, and on Friday about 8,000 people marched through the city of Rawalpindi to protest against rising prices. “This government has completely failed … they are making the country poorer with each passing day,” Ayaz Ahmed, a 32-year-old university graduate, told AFP at the protest. Mass demonstrations organised by opposition parties are planned for Thursday to mark Khan’s one-year anniversary in office. But while discontent is rising on social media, where viral TikTok videos mock Khan’s promises, street protests remain a luxury for many. “I cannot afford to lose even one day of earnings,” said Karachi spice vendor Naseem Akhtar. Asghar Ali, an associate economics professor at the University of Karachi, estimates that up to eight million people could slip beneath the poverty line in the coming days. He singled out Khan’s anti-corruption drive — which has seen opposition leaders jailed and businesses “harassed” — as causing “havoc”.last_img read more

Senate turns to Federal Court in racial discrimination dispute

first_imgOTTAWA – The Senate is asking the Federal Court to block the release of documents in a labour dispute where one of its top officials faces racism allegations.The allegations come from Darshan Singh, who was fired as the Senate’s director of human resources in early December, days after he levelled the accusations of racial discrimination against his boss that form the basis of his employment grievance.Singh was the first executive of colour in the Senate’s history and served in his job for two-and-a-half years before his firing, which senators were told was for insubordination.A grievance panel reviewing Singh’s case ordered the Senate earlier this month to hand over minutes and attendance records from closed-door meetings and a review of Singh’s department, all of which Singh and his lawyer argue will prove his discrimination allegations.The due date to hand over the documents is Friday.The Senate’s request to the court, filed Wednesday, argues the upper chamber will suffer irreparable harm if it surrenders documents subject to parliamentary privilege.The Senate’s interim law clerk, Jacqueline Kuehl, said the Senate’s position is that the labour board is overstepping its jurisdiction.“Parliament’s privilege as it pertains to in-camera meetings is well established. The Senate is merely exercising that privilege,” she said.“To do otherwise would have catastrophic repercussions to our parliamentary system not only here, but in legislatures across the country. “Singh started working at the Senate in October 2013. Among other tasks, he reported publicly to senators about the Senate’s bid to attract a more diverse workforce.But changes in the upper echelon of the Senate’s non-partisan administration shortly thereafter led to Singh being excluded from staffing decisions in which he was supposed to be involved.Singh asked the Senate to release the attendance records because he argues they will show he was, as the only visible minority director, regularly excluded from meetings attended by his white colleagues.His lawyer, Paul Champ, said the departmental review, ordered after Singh’s firing, would also support arguments before the labour board that he was fired for his discrimination complaint and not because he had been doing a bad job.Champ said heading to court in the middle of a labour board hearing is “rare and exceptional” in his experience. He said it is part of the Senate’s “scorched earth approach in this case.”“This kind of strategy sends a terrible message to other visible minority employees in the Senate: don’t speak up or we will crush you,” Champ said.last_img read more

Cat Lake leaders slam political inaction warn mould may force evacuation

first_imgTORONTO — Angry and frustrated leaders of a remote northern Ontario reserve warned on Friday they will be forced to evacuate their community unless they receive immediate help dealing with mould-infested housing and their ailing children.A month after Cat Lake First Nation declared an emergency over the squalid conditions that have left more than 100 children ill with severe skin conditions and lung infections, the community said both the federal and provincial governments have done little to help.“Nothing has been done. No action has been taken,” Abigail Wesley, the deputy chief, said at the Ontario legislature. The situation, she said, was desperate.Almost 100 homes in the fly-in Ojibway community north of Sioux Lookout are in such bad shape due to mould, bare wiring and cracked foundations that they need to be demolished. The problem is that there are no other housing options.The roughly 450 residents of the community said they have been asking for help since 2006 to no avail. Poor health has become endemic, they said, with an average of one person every three days having to be medevaced out for health care. Treatment in the community comprises essentially of ointment and inhalers that can’t fix the underlying problem, residents said.Joyce Cook, a band councillor, said the skin and lung ailments are taking a toll on the mental health of those afflicted. The community urgently needs both the federal and provincial governments to step up — and right away, she said.“We’re not even being recognized or heard,” Cook said. “It’s just an echo through the woods.”For his part, Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan said on Friday that government officials and community representatives discussed an independent health assessment during a “technical meeting” on Feb. 7. A pediatric respirologist and support staff arrived in the community on Thursday to conduct the assessment and provide treatment as needed, he said. Another team with another specialist was due next week.“We will address the results of the assessment as soon as they are available on an urgent basis,” O’Regan said in a statement. “We also reiterated and expanded upon our previous commitments to begin repairs immediately and to identify, with the community, units requiring replacement on an urgent basis.”Provincial Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford said he’s had discussions with the band leadership and was looking at the possibility of providing at least some immediate housing relief. He refused to discuss what specific measures the province was looking at.At the same time, Rickford accused the federal government of inactivity, and said he expected action.“They’ve done a lot of promising to these communities and delivered very little,” Rickford said of Ottawa. “We’ll continue to press them hard for it.”Provincial New Democrat Sol Mamakwa, who called the evacuation threat real, said the community could not keep living with a status quo that included federal-provincial bickering over responsibility for the situation while nothing changed.“Our people are always played in a game of jurisdictional ping pong,” said Mamakwa, who represents the northwestern riding of Kiiwetinoong. “They fall into this jurisdictional black hole.”Federal New Democrat Charlie Angus deplored the lack of action from both levels of government, saying people in Cat Lake have heard nothing but vague promises. Angus also called the threat of fire another unaddressed and critical issue, with children forced to sleep in basements beside unsafe wood stoves.“People can die and people will die if nothing is done,” Angus said.Colin Perkel, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Suicide Bombing Kills 11 People in Tunisia

Rabat – A suicide attack that targeted Tunisia’ presidential guard in Tunis on Tuesday killed 11 people and left many injured, according to the Tunisian Ministry of Interior.According to Tunisian media, the explosion occurred on board a bus of the presidential guard at Avenue Mohammed V in the Tunisian capital.“The explosion of a bus of the presidential guard on Mohammed V Avenue resulted in deaths and injuries among officials,” said an official from the Interior Ministry.The spokesperson of the presidency, Moez Sinaoui, said that the attack was a suicide bombing. The attack occurred after the suicide bomber, who was on the bus, blew himself up, according to Reuters citing a source close to the Tunisian Presidency.This is the second suicide attack in one day in North Africa, after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a resort in Egypt.Earlier today, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior said that a suicide attack killed four people in a hotel in the Sinai peninsula.The string of attacks occurs less than two weeks after the Beirut suicide bombing, which killed 42 people and left 200 injured, as well as the Paris attacks, which resulted in the death of 130 people.Last Friday, a group of gunmen attacked Radisson Hotel in Bamako, Mali’s capital. The attack caused the death of the at least 72 people and left many injured. read more

I love you so much dad Daughter pays touching tribute to Tinky

first_imgOn his role in The Teletubbies, he said in an interview last year: “I thought it was a bit of a risky move but it certainly paid off.“We used to receive a lot of fan mail from kids and parents. I suppose we were a bit like the Beatles or the Take That of children’s television.”His funeral will be held at Bedford Crematorium on 7 February, and attendees have been asked to wear bright colours. Simon Shelton Barnes, best known for playing Tinky Winky in The Teletubbies, has died aged 52Credit:Instagram/ Emily Atack Official  The Teletubbies Friends, family and colleagues also paid tribute to Mr Barnes, who played Tinky Winky between 1998 and 2001 on the show seen by around one billion children in over 100 countries after launching in 1997.His son, Henry, posted on Facebook: “I lost my lovely dad on Wednesday, he was the kindest and most gentle man I knew and I love him more than anything!!!!“I always used to be embarrassed as a child that he was a dancer and an actor but now I couldn’t be more proud! He is in a better place now and I know he wouldn’t want me to be sad, so I’m going to live my life the way he would want me to.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. John Simmit, who played Dipsy on the show, posted: “What a week! RIP Simon Shelton aka Tinky Winky: remembering the many good times. Rest easy. “Lots of messaging between cast and crew as we became a tight bunch over six years on location. We’ll give him an appropriate send off in a couple of weeks.”The CBeebies for Grown-Ups Twitter account posted: “Very sad to hear #Teletubbies actor Simon Shelton who played Tinky Winky has passed away!”Mr Barnes, who also trained as a ballet dancer and choreographer, also played the Dark Knight in CBBC show Incredible Games. Simon Shelton Barnes What a week ! RIP Simon Shelton aka Tinky Winky : remembering the many good times. Rest easy pic.twitter.com/4uyJDBoJdO— John Simmit (@JohnSimmit) January 22, 2018 The daughter of Teletubbies actor Simon Shelton Barnes has described him as “the most beautiful man in the world” following his death. Lydia Barnes released the loving tribute to her father, who was best known for playing the purple teletubby Tinky Winky on the popular children’s TV show, who died suddenly at the age of 52 last week.“I love you so much dad,” she said. “Always have, always will. The most beautiful man in the world. Forever in my heart.”The father-of-three was found dead in the Mann Island area of Liverpool by the north-west city’s waterfront on January 17 at approximately 7.30am.A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said his death was “non-suspicious” and had been referred to the coroner’s court.  The TeletubbiesCredit:BBClast_img read more

Greek Australian teen flung from stolen car in Epping

first_imgTributes have flooded for Greek Australian teenager, Haylee Glouftsis, that was driving a Holden Astra that crashed in the early hours of Friday morning.The passenger tried to save Haylee after the stolen car had hit a kerb. It then flipped before crashing into a tree in Cooper Street in Epping.Haylee, who was driving the car, was ejected from the driver’s seat. Emily was described by friends as being in a “bad state” after she was found by paramedics trying to save her friend’s life at the scene.The girl, from Wollert in Melbourne’s north, has been described as a popular teenager. She had spent the day at the beach with her friend and they had uploaded photographs on social media showing them enjoying the sun.It is believed that the girls took the stolen car from someone who had stolen it before them.The young girl’s friends and family are distraught and flowers have been laid at the scene since the incident happened. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Neymar Mbappe want to stay at PSG

first_imgReal Madrid’s hopes of landing either Neymar or Kylian Mbappe appear to have suffered a big blow with the sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain’s youth academy claiming that the star duo intend to remain at the clubThe forwards have been strongly linked with a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer following Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning €112m departure to Juventus this month.But Luis Fernandez, who himself also used to be the manager of PSG, has insisted that both Neymar and Mbappe intend to remain at the French capital for next season.“Neymar has decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain. He wants to succeed, after not achieving it at the World Cup. I think that he wants to win titles with PSG,” said Fernandez, as stated on Sky Sports.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Mbappe? He stays too. He has said it, one hundred percent. He wants to win the Champions [League] with PSG. Financial fair play? It does not worry me. The important thing is that both Neymar and Mbappe want to stay at PSG.”PSG are set to make Mbappe a permanent addition to their squad this summer, after signing him on an initial loan deal from AS Monaco last summer, for a €180m transfer fee.The deal will make him the second-most expensive player in history behind Neymar, who the Ligue 1 giants signed from Barcelona last summer for €222m.Real have recently released statements declaring that they have not lodged any bids for either player.last_img read more

2 hospitalized after jukebox disagreement leads to crash witness says

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Two people have been hospitalized after a car crash in Northwest Miami-Dade, early Thursday morning.One car crashed into another car along Northwest 108th Street and Seventh Avenue.Witnesses said the crash was the result of a disagreement that started minutes earlier inside a bar.“Who wanted to put their money in the jukebox first. That’s how this all started off,” said a witness.Two people were rushed to the hospital after the crash. One person was in critical condition.This crash remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Simple carelessness takes 6 lives in Narsingdi

first_img-Six workers of a motor garage died of electrocution near a filling station at Gakulnagar in Raipura upazila of Narsingdi on Wednesday afternoon.The deceased are Barkat Hossain, 18, Hakim Miah, 50, Awal Miah, 20, Kawsar, 30, Miah, 30, Zakaria, 25, and Abul Fazal, 30.Raipura police station officer-in-charge of Delwar Hossain said when the six workers were returning a 20-foot iron ladder to nearby Lalmia filling station on completion of work at the garage, it accidentally came in touch with an overhead high-tension wire around 4:20pm.Five workers died on the spot after being electrocuted while another one suffered serious injuries, he said.The injured, Abul Fazal, died on the way to the Bhairab Hospital, the OC said, adding that the bodies were sent to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital for autopsy.last_img read more

Trump asked FBI chief to drop Flynn probe

first_imgUS President Donald Trump during Liberty University’s commencement ceremony in Lynchburg, Virginia. AFP file photoDonald Trump’s beleaguered White House was rocked Tuesday by a pair of explosive allegations—that he personally tried to quash an FBI investigation, and that he disclosed highly classified information to top Russian officials.The Republican billionaire’s administration, now just barely four months old, was left reeling by the one-two punch, which sparked instant outrage from Democrats demanding a full explanation.Either claim on its own—that he divulged top-secret information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during an Oval Office meeting, or that he pressed FBI director James Comey to drop a probe into ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn—would plunge any White House into serious crisis.But the reports—both rebutted by Trump’s team—add to a mounting perception of an administration in a perpetual state of chaos.As overwhelmed White House staff struggled to explain Trump’s decision to tell Lavrov about a specific Islamic State bomb threat gleaned by Israeli intelligence, the New York Times dropped another bombshell.The paper—citing two people who read notes written by Comey—reported that when Comey met Trump the day after Flynn resigned, the president tried to halt any FBI investigation.“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Trump is accused of telling Comey, according to a memo written by the former FBI chief, who was sacked last week.“He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”In a letter to acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, the Senate Oversight Committee demanded that all memos and other documents or recordings relating to communications between Trump and Comey be turned over by 24 May.“If true, these memoranda raise questions as to whether the president attempted to influence or impede the FBI’s investigation as it relates to Lieutenant General Flynn,” wrote committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, a Republican.‘Absolute right’ to share intelThe White House quickly denied any suggestion that Trump was trying to obstruct justice—a criminal offense—in his dealings with Comey.“While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation,” a US official said on condition of anonymity.“The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations. This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr Comey.”Trump spent much of the day trying to put to rest separate allegations that he revealed sensitive information to Lavrov and Moscow’s ambassador to Washington, arguing he acted within the law.White House aides refused to say whether the information pertaining to the group’s bombmaking capabilities was classified.But the president took to Twitter to insist he had the “absolute right” to share “facts pertaining… to terrorism and airline flight safety” with Russia.America ‘being tested’Both allegations fueled calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia and even raised questions about whether he could face impeachment proceedings.“The country is being tested in unprecedented ways. I say to all of my colleagues in the Senate, history is watching,” said top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer.The party’s number two in the Senate, Dick Durbin, said it was “one of the most serious allegations you can make against a leader—that they’re in some way trying to delay or obstruct the administration of justice.”And veteran Republican Senator John McCain called the allegations about the Trump-Lavrov meeting “deeply disturbing.”“The time President Trump spent sharing sensitive information with the Russians was time he did not spend focusing on Russia’s aggressive behavior,” McCain said.The Russian intelligence scandal also threatens to corrode trust among allies who shared classified information with the United States on the understanding it would be handled within the usual guidelines.An administration official confirmed to AFP on condition of anonymity that the original intelligence came from Israel.Trump is scheduled to visit Israel next week—a trip that White House officials indicated would still go ahead.“Israel has full confidence in our intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship in the years ahead under President Trump,” said Israel’s ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer.No security ‘lapse’ with RussiaEarlier in the day, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster denied Trump had caused a “lapse in national security,” saying it was “wholly appropriate for the president to share whatever information he thinks is necessary to advance the security of the American people.”McMaster also indicated that Trump could not have revealed sensitive sources or methods.“The president wasn’t even aware where this information came from,” he said. “He wasn’t briefed on the source or method of the information either.”Trump, himself, appeared ready to weather the storm.“We had a very successful meeting with the foreign minister of Russia,” he told reporters firing a hail of questions at him.“We’re going to have a lot of great success over the next coming years and we want to get as many to help fight terrorism as possible.”Trump’s meeting with top Russian diplomats last week came one day after he took the rare step of firing Comey.Comey had been overseeing investigations into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to tilt the 2016 election in his favor.“On a day when we thought things couldn’t get any worse, they have,” Schumer said.last_img read more

Body of missing schoolboy recovered from Jamuna

first_img.The body of a schoolboy, who along with his younger brother went missing in the Jamuna river at Pakuria Char in Sariakandi upazila of Bogura, was recovered on Saturday, reports UNB. The deceased Omar Ali, 15, is son of Atiqur Rahman of Atapara in the upazila and a ninth grader of BAF Shaheen School and College here. Omar Ali and his younger brother Jahid Hasan, 12, went missing in the Jamuna as they jumped into the river to recover a football that slipped into it during a football match being held in its vicinity on Friday afternoon. A team of divers from Rajshahi conducted a rescue operation to recover the siblings and retrieved Omar’s body around 11:00am, but his younger brother still remains missing, said Al Amin, station officer at Sariakandi fire service.last_img read more

The Boarding School Nightmare of Young Prince Charles

first_imgPrince Charles, who turned 70 on November 14th, has waited, patiently, to assume the British throne. What kind of king will he be? A look into his formative years may provide a clue. In a sense, Charles’s early years would be a tug-of-war between family members.As a young boy, he was spoiled by his loving grandmother, the Queen Mother, who appreciated his sensitive, thoughtful nature, and encouraged his love of music and art.The Prince of Wales in December 2017. Photo by Mark Jones CC BY 2.0But her “kid gloves” approach also amplified his less-desirable qualities — among them, insecurity, timidity, and a tendency to whine.Those very traits became a source of irritation for his father, Prince Philip, a strong-minded disciplinarian who often belittled his son, sometimes to the point of bullying.When Charles turned eight, the Queen and Prince Philip decided that he needed the company of other children and sent the boy to Hill House School in London, then to Cheam School, the oldest private school in England. (In fact, Charles would be the first future king or queen to be educated outside the palace.)Alas, the timid little boy had a hard time making friends.Prince Charles with his parents and sister in October 1957.As Charles’s time at Cheam was drawing to a close, a decision had to be made on where he would continue his education. The royal family was divided.The Queen Mother wanted Eton College, the prestigious boarding school which was close to Windsor Castle, stressing in a letter to her daughter, Queen Elizabeth, that Eton was “ideal . . . for one of his character & temperament.”Charles’s great-uncle, Lord Mountbatten, also preferred Eton College.Portrait of Charles, Prince of Wales, in Buckingham Palace, 1974. Photo by Allan Warren CC BY-SA 3.0But the Duke of Edinburgh was intent on his son attending his alma mater, Gordonstoun. His argument was two-fold: First, he argued, the Prince would have more privacy at the school, which was located in a remote part of northeastern Scotland.Secondly — and, one suspects, more to the point — Philip believed the severe discipline and tough terrain of Gordonstoun would toughen up his timid son. Ultimately, the Queen would side with her husband.Gordonstoun House as seen from the South Lawn. Photo by Nibaba CC BY-SA 3.0In May 1962, Philip, a licensed pilot, flew his son to a Royal Air Force base in Scotland, then drove him the rest of the way to school. It would be the start of a miserable experience for Charles — one he would come to refer to as a “prison sentence.”Founded by Kurt Hahn, a Jew who fled Germany during the Nazi uprising, Gordonstoun sought to build character with physical challenges. Philip had a rough time initially, but he would come to love the school, later crediting it with shaping him into the man who would become. He hoped it would do the same for his son.HRH The Duke of Edinburgh with guests at Hillsborough Castle during a visit to present 100 Gold Award Certificates to Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants. Photo by Aaron McCracken / Harrisons Photo by Northern Ireland Office CC BY 2.0He could not be more wrong. Unlike his outgoing and athletically-gifted father, Charles had trouble fitting in. He despised the school’s Spartan atmosphere. The Prince lived in Windmill Lodge with thirteen other boys.Each day began with an early-morning run before breakfast, followed by an ice-cold shower. The boys slept in dormitories on rock-hard bunks, the windows left open year around, even during the winter. Charles nicknamed the school “Colditz in kilts” (after the German castle that was used as a POW camp during World War II).The Queen visiting Prince Charles at Gordonstoun School on his last day, July 31, 1967. Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty ImagesWorse, the heir to the throne became a target for classmates and was constantly bullied. He was flattened during rugby matches — even by his own teammates — and mocked for his jug ears. Anyone who did try to befriend him was accused of sucking up to the Prince. Decades later, Ross Benson, a contemporary of Charles’s, would say, “He was crushingly lonely for most of his time there. The wonder is that he survived with his sanity intact.”Indeed, in a letter to his mother, Charles would write: “I hardly get any sleep in the House because I snore and I get hit on the head all the time. It’s absolute hell.” His torment fell on deaf ears, with an unsympathetic Prince Philip penning steely replies, advising his boy to buck up.Prince Charles and Princess Anne with Tricia Nixon, Julie and David Eisenhower.One person the Prince had in his corner was Donald Green. The royal bodyguard, assigned to watch over Charles — in an inconspicuous way — became a father figure of sorts.But he was fired during Charles’s second year at Gordonstoun after allowing the underage Prince to order a cherry brandy on a school outing. (An eagle-eyed tabloid reporter spilled the beans.) With that, Charles had lost his sole source of support.Dead set on making a man out of his son, Philip sent the 17-year-old to Australia for six months, to attend Timbertop, a rural outpost of Melbourne’s Geelong Grammar School.Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip disembark from a British Airways Concord.This decision turned out to be a wise one: The school, far away from home, would be a revelation for the boy.His Australian classmates, friendly and unpretentious, embraced the Prince, accepting him as one of their own — even giving him the nickname “Pommie” (good-natured Australian slang for Englishman).Charles and Diana in Woombye, 1983. Photo by Queensland State Archives CC BY 4.0Like Gordonstoun, the school emphasized physical challenges, but in this friendlier atmosphere, Charles thrived, tackling cross-country hikes in sweltering heat and spending frigid nights camped out in a sleeping bag.What’s more, Charles received high praise from the school’s headmaster, Thomas Garnett, who described him as, “A friendly, intelligent, natural boy with a good sense of humor.”Charles would return to Gordonstoun in 1966 for his final year, graduating in 1967. Leaving the grounds for good, he said all the right things about his time spent at the school — how it taught him self-discipline and helped him grow as a person.Read another story from us: The Unhappy Royal Couple – Charles and Diana’s Loveless MarriageYears later, in fact, the Prince would insist that his supposed hatred of the school was exaggerated. Still, it bears noting that his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, would attend Eton.last_img read more

VIDEO The Rockets shamed JJ Watt on the jumbotron until he put

first_img Watch the Watt-shaming:J.J. Watt called out for not wearing #Rockets t-shirt at Toyota Center. Claimed shirt was too small. Not tighter than the one he’s wearing. pic.twitter.com/POMOCK3VVA— Texas Sports Nation (@ChronTXSN) April 17, 2017 Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was in attendance at the Rockets home playoff opener yesterday and was “too cool” to put on his Rockets promotional fan shirt.Someone with the Rockets saw that Watt wasn’t wearing the shirt, and shamed him into it by throwing him up on the jumbotron with the caption “Put on your shirt.”Shame. Shame. Shame.Watt acted like the shirt was too small, but who was he kidding? He’s never seen a shirt that was too small. He eventually put it on, and avoided further ridicule. Advertisementlast_img read more

Court Rules FTC Can Come After Your Company After a Cyber Attack

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » As if getting hacked isn’t enough to cause your business a headache, now you could be facing regulatory sanctions as well.A U.S. appeals court ruled this week that the Federal Trade Commission can step in and sue companies that are victims of hacks, in cases where security practices are so lax, they constitute a violation of users’ privacy agreements. That affirmed a lower federal court ruling that also sided with the FTC.The ruling, from the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, is part of an ongoing lawsuit the FTC brought against hotel chain Wyndham Worldwide.Wyndham had one of the most egregiously weak security systems and actually was hacked three times in 2008 and 2009, with the theft of data from 619,000 customers, to the tune of $10.6 million in losses, not including unreimbursed charges, lost access to funds and the money spent trying to reverse fraudulent charges. Many were traced back to a Russian hacking operation.Wyndham appeared to have not even done the most basic in security measures. It stored credit-card data in easily readable formats, it didn’t create firewalls between different systems, it made passwords simple to crack, and it didn’t have a system to alert administrators when a hack took place.Related: Apple’s Tim Cook Made a Rookie Mistake and Might Face SEC SanctionsCustomers, however, thought Wyndham’s systems were more secure…because the company told them so. “We safeguard our Customers’ personally identifiable information by using industry standard practices,” the company said in its privacy policy at the time. “Although ‘guaranteed security’ does not exist either on or off the Internet, we make commercially reasonable efforts to make our collection of such Information consistent with all applicable laws and regulations.”This raised a “deceptive practices” claim, the appeals court suggested, because customers had an expectation, based on the privacy policy, that their records were secure.The FTC has argued it can take action against Wyndham because the hotel chain engaged in “unfair cybersecurity practices” that, “taken together, unreasonably and unnecessarily exposed consumers’ personal data to unauthorized access and theft.”Wyndham had argued that the FTC didn’t have the authority to take action and that it cannot possibly have been engaged in unfair practices because it was the victim of a crime.What’s more, it went further to say that, if the court’s allow the FTC to get involved in security, it was also extending its authority to areas like hotel-room door locks.Related: 4 Ways Stock-Market Volatility Affects Every BusinessThe appeals court was not amused by that last argument, saying it “is alarmist to say the least and “invites the tart retort that, were Wyndham a supermarket, leaving so many banana peels all over the place that 619,000 customers fall hardly suggests it should be immune from liability.”Clearly, the case has an impact on any company engaged in ecommerce, but the extent and reach of the FTC’s authority remains unclear because it’s based on what measures companies take to make their customer data secure. Companies will likely face FTC enforcement action after hacks if they can’t show the agency they took all reasonable measures to protect their systems. But that’s also a moving target.Take the recent Ashley Madison hack. In that case, cybersecurity experts agree the infidelity site had many strong cyber protections, yet the company still suffered one of the most embarrassing hacks in history, with the release of millions of customer names, emails and credit information, in addition to internal emails from the CEO. That has raised the possibility among cybersecurity professionals that the hack was an inside job or of a level of sophistication not yet seen. The former could raise an FTC claim (a failure by Ashley Madison to monitor its own employees’ access to information) while the latter would be tougher to prove (an advance in criminal capacity not yet imagined by even the most modern security systems).The court itself didn’t outline a standard for how far companies need to go to protect their customers’ data. But, at the same time, it did suggest many companies probably aren’t doing enough and need to do a better job.Related: KFC Doubles Down on a Dumb Ad Campaign Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.center_img 4 min read August 25, 2015last_img read more

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first_imgFeature | February 26, 2015 Noninvasive Optical Coherence Tomography Could Track Vascular Disease in Diabetics Columbia research team creating novel technology to improve diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease 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 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Related Content A comparison between a cross section of a foot in a healthy and a diabetic patient with peripheral artery disease. The optical tomographic imaging technology shows blood perfusion, or the absence of perfusion, in the issue. February 26, 2015 — Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is also one of the most serious complications of diabetes. Andreas Hielscher, professor of biomedical engineering, electrical engineering and radiology (physics) at Columbia Engineering, is developing a novel technology that could improve diagnosis of this crippling disease and make it easier to monitor patients.Hielscher and his team received a $2.5 million, five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to build and test a noninvasive, external. dynamic optical tomographic imaging system. This system uses near-infrared light to map the concentration of hemoglobin in the body’s tissue and reveal how well blood is perfusing patients’ hands and feet.“We believe our new vascular optical tomographic imaging (VOTI) system will revolutionize the way we diagnose and monitor peripheral artery disease,” said Hielscher, who leads an interdisciplinary team of Columbia engineers, radiologists and vascular surgeons. He and his colleagues have been working on this research for the last three years, testing a prototype system in clinical pilot studies.Because most patients are asymptomatic and there is no single reliable screening method, PAD is considerably under-diagnosed. Most of the undiagnosed and untreated patients are diabetics who commonly suffer from peripheral neuropathy and therefore do not sense and report symptoms that are early signs of the disease.Hielscher hopes to remedy that with his VOTI system, which relies on near-infrared light that is shone onto different locations on a patient’s foot. Transmitted light intensities are then used to generate spatially resolved maps of oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin, the two main components of blood.“We’ve successfully used the VOTI to detect PAD in the lower extremities,” said Michael Khalil, a Ph.D. student working in Hielscher’s Biophotonics & Optical Radiology Laboratory. “Unlike other methods, our VOTI technology can provide maps of oxy-, deoxy-, and total hemoglobin concentration throughout the patient’s foot and identify problematic regions that require intervention.”The results of the team’s latest study, involving 20 patients and 20 healthy volunteers, were recently published in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.Hielscher plans to use the NIH funding to build upon research previously funded by a Translational Research Grant from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and develop a new prototype and test the technology in a larger clinical study.Hielscher also is working with the New York City Partnership (NYCP) fund to commercialize certain aspects of this technology. He has received funding through NYCP’s Bioaccelerate program to develop a commercially viable device that can be used intra-operatively and guide interventions by vascular surgeons. Monitoring wound healing is another promising applications of this technology. His team has already filed a broad patent application and believes that a commercial device could be available within two years.For more information: www.bme.columbia.edu FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… 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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