(Eds: Adding details of another match involving India) Changzhou (China), Apr 20 (PTI) Indias campaign at the China Masters Grand Prix Gold ended today after Parupalli Kashyap and Harsheel Dani bowed out in the mens singles pre- quarterfinals of the USD 150,000 event. Glasgow Commonwealth Games champion shuttler Kashyap fought hard before going down 10-21 22-20 13-21 to former World No. 6 and third seed Qiao Bin of China in a contest that lasted an hour and 16 minutes at the Olympic Sports Center here. Meanwhile, Dani lost 21-17 21-18 to another Chinese, Fleixiang Sun in 33 minutes. The tournament was Kashyaps return to competitive badminton after recovering from a shoulder injury. He had suffered the injury during the Premier Badminton League (PBL) in January. Indias campaign in womens singles has already ended with the ouster of Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka and Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli. PTI AH CM CM
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Giggs raps Man Utd defender Rojo for Liverpool goalby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Ryan Giggs has criticised Marcos Rojo for his role in Liverpool’s late equaliser on Sunday.The Englishman was free to tap-in the ball from close range after being allowed space by Rojo.”[Aaron] Wan-Bissaka has not played a lot of games, maybe if he was a little bit fitter and sharper he would have got out quicker,’ Giggs told Optus Sport.”But for Rojo to actually go past [Harry] Maguire is strange. If he holds his position maybe he can clear it. ‘Ash [Young] never really gets goal-side.”But if you watch Rojo he just anticipates where the ball is going to be instead of staying with his man.”I think it’s a poor goal to give away. But Liverpool, for that five and ten minutes, were knocking at the door and there you see Robertson crossing the ball a lot further up the pitch.”Where for the majority of the game, him and Trent Alexander-Arnold were crossing the ball from 40, 45 yards out.”
MORGANTOWN, WV – NOVEMBER 04: Will Grier #7 of the West Virginia Mountaineers takes the field against the Iowa State Cyclones at Mountaineer Field on November 04, 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Don’t worry everyone, you didn’t accidentally go to work by on a Saturday. The weeknight college football slate has been kicked into high gear.There have been Thursday and Friday night games for most of the year, but this week features 10 games over the next two nights.Three ranked teams are in action during that stretch, and there are five match-ups between Power Five programs.Here’s what this week’s Thursday and Friday night college football schedule looks like.The first game tonight features the No. 13 team in the country.No. 13 West Virginia Mountaineers (5-1, 3-1 Big 12) vs. Baylor Bears (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: FS1Baylor’s taken a step forward, but a trip to Morgantown at night will be a tough ask for year two under Matt Rhule. The Mountaineers are 13.5-point favorites.Ohio Bobcats (4-3, 2-1 MAC) vs. Ball State Cardinals (3-5, 2-2 MAC) (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: CBSSNVeteran coach Frank Solich has developed the Ohio Bobcats into one of the MAC’s most consistent programs. Ohio is -11 at home against the Cardinals.Western Michigan Broncos (6-2, 4-0 MAC) vs. Toledo Rockets (3-4, 1-2 MAC) (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPN2Western Michigan is already bowl eligible, and undefeated in the MAC. The Broncos look for win No. 7 against one of the league’s normal powers—Toledo—in a rare down season. Western Michigan is a 6.5-point favorite.Georgia Southern Eagles (6-1, 3-0 Sun Belt) vs. No. 25 Appalachian State Mountaineers (5-1, 3-0 Sun Belt) (Photo by Todd Bennett/Getty Images)Time: 7:30 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNUApp State is no stranger to the spotlight. Advanced metrics have loved the Mountaineers all year, and now they’ve broken into the Top 25. Georgia Southern is back to looking like Georgia Southern after some rough years, and are also sitting with just one loss and an undefeated Sun Belt record. App State is a 10-point favorite on the road.Virginia Tech Hokies (4-2, 3-0 ACC) vs. Georgia Tech (3-4, 1-3 ACC) (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Time: 7:30 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNVirginia Tech has had a roller coaster of a season, but still controls its own destiny to make it to the ACC Championship game. The Hokies are a three-point favorite at home against Georgia Tech.Friday night starts with a big Conference USA game…Florida Atlantic Owls (3-4, 1-2 CUSA) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (5-2, 3-1 CUSA) (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)Time: 6:30 p.m. ETChannel: CBSSNLane Kiffin’s second year in Boca Raton hasn’t gone nearly as well as his first, but the Owls have a chance for a huge conference win against a strong Louisiana Tech squad. FAU is a 3.5-point favorite.Boston College Eagles (5-2, 2-1 ACC) vs. Miami Hurricanes (5-2, 2-1 ACC) (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)Time: 7:00 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNBoth of these teams are fighting to be one of the top non-Clemson teams in the morass that is the 2018 ACC. Despite recent struggles, Miami is a 3.5-point road favorite.Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-4, 0-4 Big Ten) vs. Indiana Hoosiers (4-4, 1-4 Big Ten) (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)Time: 8:00 p.m. ETChannel: FS1Two middling Big Ten programs get some prime time attention, and the chance to claw closer to bowl eligibility. Indiana is a 2.5-point road favorite.Colorado State Rams (3-5, 2-2 MW) vs. Wyoming Cowboys (2-6, 0-4 MW)Time: 10:00 p.m. ETChannel: CBSSNThis is a pretty disappointing team for both teams in the Border War. This rivalry dates all the back to 1899. CSU is a narrow 1.5-point home favorite.UCLA Bruins (2-5, 2-2 Pac-12) vs. No. 23 Utah Utes (5-2, 3-2 Pac-12) (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Time: 10:30 p.m. ETChannel: ESPNUCLA has some signs of life, and is riding a two-game conference winning streak after a brutal start under Chip Kelly. Utah may be the best team in a weak Pac-12 South, however, and is trying to solidify itself as the favorite to represent the division in the conference championship. The Utes are a 10.5-point favorite.
New Delhi: In a bid to curb the menace of missing children in the city, the Delhi Police has passed revised instructions to senior officers related to the procedure which should be followed on receipt of information about missing children. Police sources told Millennium Post that in June this year the instructions were passed.Senior police officers were told that whenever any information regarding missing person or child is received by SHO or any other staff deployed at the police station through fax, e-mail, SMS, WhatsApp or any other social media platform, he or she shall immediately record the same in the daily diary of the police station. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderSources further said that as soon as information or complaint about a missing child is received, necessary steps of his or her recovery need to be taken immediately. “Whenever the police come across a child who is unable to provide information regarding his or her parents and address, a case of kidnapping shall be registered,” sources said adding that social media should be scanned during investigation procedure. According to police sources, the order further says ACP shall ensure that SHO has registered FIR within 24 hours. As soon as information or complaint about a missing child is received, the necessary steps for his/her recovery need to be taken immediately. The first 15 days and especially first 48 hours from the date of receipt of information/complaint about the missing of a child are very crucial. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”The inspector (investigation) will maintain a complete record of various efforts made by him/IOs to trace the missing children/persons. “It should be monitored/reviewed by SHO on a weekly basis and ACP on a fortnightly basis and they shall issue timely instructions and also provide concerned officers,” sources said quoting instructions. Sources further told this newspaper during the investigation of the missing case, the relevant provisions of JJ ACT should be kept in mind while questioning children less than 18 years of age. “In order to ensure that all requisite steps of investigation in the case of missing children/person are taken, a checklist for convenience of IOs has been prepared. The investigation officers shall use the same as index while proceeding in such matters.
Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC), announced today that UCP of NYC will kick off the holidays with the 5th Annual Santa Project Party & Auction on Wednesday, December 10, at the West Village’s hot new bistro, Clarkson Restaurant.The Santa Project Party & Auction, a benefit for UCP of NYC, will be co-hosted by Emmy-winning anchor of PIX 11 News, Tamsen Fadal, and meteorologist for Fox 5’s “Good Day New York,” Mike Woods. This marks the second consecutive year Ms. Fadal has co-hosted the Santa Project Party.Mr. Woods, a past co-host and co-chair, returns to the benefit for his fifth consecutive year. The event features a silent auction with a range of luxury goods and services for attendees to bid on. In addition to a strong showing of support from a diverse young professional crowd, the event attracts VIP guests from fashion, film, television, and Broadway.Camilla Barungi, entrepreneur and model of “Project Runway” fame; Javier Gomez, fine-art photographer; Scott Stanford, lead sports anchor PIX 11 News, and host, WWE; and Isiah Whitlock Jr., currently co-star of the hit HBO series “Veep,” are co-chairs of the Santa Project Party.UCP of NYC’s Santa Project began when committed supporters expressed a desire to do more during the holiday season. Beyond the core programs and services UCP of NYC delivers year round, proceeds from the Santa Project Party & Auction help fund special needs equipment requests and holiday gift cards for children with disabilities in UCP of NYC’s programs.“UCP of NYC is extremely grateful this holiday season for our hosts, corporate sponsors, donors, and friends,” says Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. “Their support and concern for our neediest children and families truly exemplifies the spirit and generosity of New Yorkers.”“I am thrilled to return as co-host of the 5th annual UCP of NYC Santa Project Party,” says Tamsen Fadal. “I am a big supporter of UCP of NYC and their ongoing work to provide programs and services for children, families, and adults with disabilities.”The Santa Project Party & Auction kicks off the holiday season on December 10th, 2014, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Clarkson Restaurant in the West Village at 225 Varick Street, New York, NY (between W. Houston St. & Clarkston St.).Individual tickets are $100, sponsorship levels and packages are also available. Tickets and sponsorships are available at www.ucpnyc.org/santaproject or by contacting Sheila Lennon at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Phase VI expansion includes upgrades at Gordondale; a 16-inch pipeline from LaGlace to Wapiti and associated pump station upgrades; and a 20-inch pipeline from Kakwa to Lator, Alberta. The approximately $280 million Phase VI expansion is anticipated to be in service in early 2020, subject to environmental and regulatory approval.“It is exciting to announce another expansion of our Peace Pipeline,” said Mick Dilger, Pembina’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “As producers continue to develop the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, our assets are strategically located and readily expandable to provide a fully integrated service offering to support our customers’ future needs.”Pembina is continuing to secure long-term contracts on its Peace and Northern Pipeline systems and currently expects peak firm volume commitments will reach approximately 830,000 barrels per day in 2019. CALGARY, A.B. — Pembina Pipeline Corp. says it will be launching the Phase VI expansion of its Peace Pipeline system to support growth in the Montney and Deep Basin resource plays. The Company said its Pipeline Division has continued to receive strong demand for its services. Pembina’s Phase III expansion in July 2017 expanded capacity in the corridor that transports crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids into the Edmonton area market. The Company is also currently progressing construction of its Phase IV and Phase V expansions, which are adding capacity between Fox Creek and Namao, and reducing pipeline bottlenecks upstream of Fox Creek. Pembina said it expects both projects to be placed into service in late 2018.Following the completion of Phase IV, the Company will have approximately 1.1 million barrels per day of total capacity for delivery into the Edmonton area market. Pembina has the ability to further expand capacity to at least 1.3 million barrels per day through the addition of pump stations and other upgrades between Fox Creek and Namao.
Srinagar: Over 40 security personnel, including an officer, and seven civilians were injured on Monday as clashes broke out in Jammu and Kashmir during protest against the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in Bandipora district, police said. Youths held protests and pelted stones at security forces at several locations in Baramulla district in north Kashmir, a police official said. Forty-seven personnel of the security forces were injured in the clashes at Mirgund, Chainabal, Harnath, Singhpora, Jheel Bridge, Kripalpora Payeen and Hanjiwera areas of the district. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh An assistant commandant of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) received injury on his head, the official said. Seven civilians were also injured in the clashes, he said, adding all of them were stable. A shutdown was also observed in Kargil town as locals took out a rally over the incident. The protesters raised slogans in support of their demand for exemplary punishment to the accused who is in police custody, the officials said. They said the shops and business establishments remained closed in the entire town as local residents assembled under the banner of Imam Khomeni Memorial Trust and took out a massive rally. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Students joined the rally which went round various parts in the town and concluded peacefully at Kalon Rahim Khan Chowk. The vice chairman of the trust, Sheikh Bair Shakir, urged the government to deal with such heinous cases on fast track basis and ensure exemplary punishment to the culprits in a time bound manner. Congress rebel leader and former MLA Asgar Ali Karbali expressed solidarity with the family of the victim and said the people of Kargil would not remain mute spectator to such gruesome incidents. “We want our society a better place for every one especially the girls and the women. The government should ensure investigation of rape cases on fast track basis and deliver speedy justice to the victim by setting up special courts,” he said. The three-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, prompting the Jammu and Kashmir Police to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the incident.
Rabat- As part of anticipation operations to counter terrorist threats, the national squad of the judiciary police (BNPJ) arrested, in collaboration with the General Department for National Territory Surveillance, two people who were active, in the city of Fez, in recruiting Moroccan fighters for Syria to join Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist organizations in coordination with active members in the region adjacent to the Turkish-Syrian borders, said on Monday the Interior Ministry.The ongoing actions by extremist members, involved in recruiting and sending fighters in the different hotbeds of tension, show the will of Al Qaeda organization and its allies to undermine Morocco’s stability and security, all the more so since these fighters benefit from military training before returning to the homeland to carry out terrorist plans, said the statement. The same investigations enabled to arrest an activist, within jihadist forums, living in the city of Mrirt and involved in operations of credit cards hacking to embezzle money and give it to armed groups in Syria, it added. The alleged culprits will be brought to justice after the completion of the probe under the supervision of the public prosecutor’s department.
Rabat – DGSN will rejuvenate its leadership by appointing younger commanding officers to several units across Morocco.Al Ahdath Al Magrhibia reported today that the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) is planning a general structural overhaul to rejuvenate the body’s hierarchy and make it more dynamic and efficient in meeting the challenges of a complex and shifting world. Many young officers are set to be appointed to leadership positions in the coming weeks. The newspaper said that the appointees will be officially announced on the eve of Youth Day, which will be celebrated on August 21. While responding to the King’s recent appeal that promotions in all sectors should be both inclusive—regardless of age and socio-economic status—and be based on merit and dedication, the DGSN envisions pumping “more fresh life” in its commanding body by honoring and acknowledging the services of some its dedicated young officers.The structural overhaul is also said to be a required by the new security apparatus Morocco has adopted in recent years.Morocco has been equipping its anti-terrorism elite units with the latest technology and state-of-the-art intelligence equipment since the appointment of Abdellatif Hamouchi as head of DGSN and the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST) in 2015. There is a need for younger and more technologically savvy commanding officers to effectively monitor and use Morocco’s modernized anti-terrorism umbrella.On April 24, King Mohammed VI inaugurated the Institute for Specialized Training, a DGSN-DGST affiliated training center to prepare Morocco’s elite police and intelligence units in communication decoding, interception operations, and criminal investigations. DGSN, which has been described by international observers as “Morocco’s FBI,” has been largely successful in its fight against domestic and transnational terrorism, gaining Morocco an established reputation as the most stable country in North Africa.
MONTREAL — Bombardier and Triumph have reached a settlement about five months after the U.S. aerospace supplier filed a $455-million lawsuit against the Quebec-based aircraft manufacturer.Details of the settlement announced Wednesday were not disclosed.Triumph had alleged in a suit filed in Quebec Superior Court that Bombardier failed to pay for expenses related to changes in the design of wings for the Global 7000 business jet.Bombardier says Triumph ’s US$340M lawsuit without merit, plans own proceedings over Global 7000 delaysQuébec needs to take care of Bombardier , Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard saysBombardier (TSX:BBD.B) had rejected the allegations, saying they are without merit. It said the changes were made collectively by both sides and were within the scope of its contract with Triumph.Triumph says it still supports the Global 700 program.The Global 7000 had its maiden flight last November and is scheduled to enter into service next year.Bombardier spokesman Mark Masluch says the legal dispute won’t cause delays in the aircraft’s deliveries and hasn’t damaged its commercial relationship with Triumph.The Canadian Press
Jason Murray has been located and arrested.Last Wednesday, 38-year-old Murray was being monitored by two staff members at St. Joseph’s Hospital West 5th Campus where he ran away.Murray turned himself in Wednesday morning to Sarnia Police. He is now currently waiting for Hamilton Police to escort him back. He is expected to attend court on Thursday.He was arrested and charged with mischief and concealing a weapon back in 2016, but was deemed not criminally responsible. He has been receiving treatment ever since.Hamilton Police would like to thank the public and Sarnia Police for their assistance.
MONTREAL — The chief executive of Desjardins Group says it will offer permanent data protection to all its members — and not just those affected by a massive personal data breach reported last month.On June 20, the financial co-operative announced that 2.7 million members and 137,000 business clients had their information allegedly stolen by an employee who has since been fired.Desjardins announced a number of measures today and said it will offer any clients who had been victims of identity theft access to lawyers and experts and reimburse them for certain expenses incurred as a result of such a theft. Desjardins says personal data of 2.9 million members breached Desjardins softens stance on cannabis industry after initially closing door ‘Open for business’: Desjardins says it’s looking for deals to challenge Canada’s big financial services firms Members whose data had been stolen were to receive a personalized letter from Desjardins, including a code to activate an Equifax monitoring plan.Desjardins chief executive Guy Cormier updated reporters on the new measures today and said that 13 per cent of its members — more than 360,000 people — have signed up with Equifax.The breach will be front and centre in Ottawa later today, when the Commons committee on public safety and national security will hold a hearing.In addition, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and Quebec’s access to information commission are also investigating.There could be legal consequences for the co-operative as it faces two applications to launch class action lawsuits claiming Desjardins violated members’ privacy rights and was negligent in protecting their data.
SEATTLE — Terrell Brown scored a career-high 26 points and Morgan Means scored 23 and Seattle beat NAIA Northwest 107-72 to conclude the Elgin Baylor Classic on Wednesday night.Seattle (7-2) has won four straight after having played its last eight games at home. The Redhawks face Eastern Washington at home on Dec. 1 and Omaha on Dec. 6, but don’t stray far staying in Seattle to play at Washington on Dec. 9. The Redhawks won’t leave the state until travelling to play Portland on Dec. 17.Against Northwest, Brown and Means shot a combined 19 of 31 from the floor. Brown also posted a career-high 14 rebounds and passed out six assists. Myles Carter scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds as well.Seattle led 45-35 at halftime en route to a 62-point second half.Nick Navarro led Northwest with 25 points with five 3-pointers, Alex Smith scored 12 and Hussayn Ford, 10.The Associated Press
Ohio State redshirt senior wrestler Bo Jordan battles Arizona State sophomore Zahid Valencia during a dual meet on Nov. 12. The Buckeyes won 31-12, but Jordan lost the match. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe No. 2 Ohio State wrestling team will be competing Saturday and Sunday at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational tournament. The event will feature a team title, which the Buckeyes won last year, and individual brackets with wrestlers from schools including No. 9 Michigan, No. 12 Arizona State, No. 10 Virginia Tech, No. 8 Minnesota and No. 13 Nebraska. Missing from the Buckeye lineup Ohio State will be without two high-ranked wrestlers. Junior Joey McKenna (141 pounds) will miss the invitational to rest after winning bronze last week in Poland at the U23 World Championships. Senior heavyweight Kyle Snyder will not wrestle either while he prepares for the World Wrestling Clubs Cup on Dec. 7 in Iran. Sophomore Brendan Fitzgerald and redshirt freshman Kevin Snyder will be filling in for McKenna and Kyle Snyder, respectively. Each wrestler competed at last week’s Thanksgiving Throwdown meet. Kevin, the younger brother of Kyle, said he is excited to step in and compete in front of a large crowd at a prestigious tournament. “I really want to test myself against those guys,” Kevin Snyder said. “Just looking through the teams that are registered and the guys that are going to be competing at my weight class, I’m excited for it. I think it’ll be a lot of fun. I just really want to see where I’m at against those guys. I’ve seen Kyle wrestle them and I just want to see what happens.” The elder Snyder will have a chance to compete internationally against some of the best in the world in Iran. As an Olympic gold medalist, he occasionally finds it tough to see level adversaries while competing collegiately. “Kyle’s always ready, man,” head coach Tom Ryan said. “He’s looking forward to competing over there. I’m pretty sure he tweeted that he wants to make sure that the best in the world is there in his weight. He’s always looking for that opportunity to be challenged at a level that can expose lesser strengths.” Talented oppositionMore than 100 ranked wrestlers will compete at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational over the weekend, seven of which are Buckeyes. Forty schools are expected to compete in the event. Multiple conference foes will be in Las Vegas, along with an Arizona State team that Ohio State beat on Nov. 12. Bo Jordan (174 pounds) and Micah Jordan (157 pounds) will look to avenge losses to Sun Devils Zahid Valencia and Josh Shields, respectively. The rest of the Buckeyes’ will likely see their first tough opponents of the season. “We have some great tests,” Ryan said. “A lot of our guys have not been tested yet. Obviously Bo has and Micah; Arizona State had a couple of guys that tested where we were. But we’ll see a lot of really high-level guys this weekend and get a good idea of where we are.” Two nights in Sin CityThe two-day format will be a first for Ohio State this season. The loaded field and format will serve as an early trial run for the NCAA tournament in March. “I think it’s just a chance to learn,” Ryan said. “At the end of the day we want to be our best in March. And this event is a really good opportunity to do some things and find some things that we need to find out about our guys to be ready in March, and that’s what it’s used for.”Buckeye wrestlers and those in the field also will have to weigh in twice, before matches on both days. This will challenge the early-season, weight-cutting abilities of each wrestler. “We get multiple matches in a day, which we like,” Ryan said. “We like the fact that you’ve got to weigh in twice, which is the first time this will happen this year. Weighing in once and competing is one thing, having to weigh in the next morning is something else.”
IoT has become the leading technology for digital transformation and is the number one priority for 92% of organisations, according to global research findings published last week by Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications. The Inmarsat Research Programme study, focusing on the enterprise application of the Internet of Things (IoT), revealed that machine learning (38%), robotics (35%), and 3D printing (31%) were also key requirements for effectively delivering digital transformation for business.Conducted independently on behalf of Inmarsat by Vanson Bourne, The Inmarsat Research Programme report “The Future of IoT in Enterprise 2017” surveyed 500 senior respondents from across the agritech, energy production, transportation, and mining sectors, from organisations over 1,000 employees in size. The key findings reveal that almost all (97%) respondents are experiencing, or expect to experience, significant benefits from the deployment of IoT technologies. Improved service delivery capabilities (47%), better health and safety across the organization (46%), and greater workforce productivity (45%) were identified as the top three benefits to be gained from the deployment of IoT-based solutions.However, the research also highlights security concerns, a lack of skills (particularly in the deployment of IoT) and connectivity as key challenges that need to be addressed in order to maximise IoT’s potential. Almost half (47%) of respondents believe that their organisation will need to rethink their approach to data security and make heavy investments to meet IoT security requirements. Some 45% cite lack of skills as a particular challenge for their organisation in deploying IoT, while 29% agree with the statement that connectivity issues threaten to derail their IoT deployments before they have even begun.Paul Gudonis, President, Inmarsat Enterprise, commented: “The development and deployment of IoT is a new phenomenon spreading over every industry in every part of the world and this research has confirmed that IoT is the leading technology in digital transformation, taking a steady lead over other forms of innovation. IoT acts as the eyes and ears of organisations and its value comes from how the data it collects is used to improve effectiveness across an organisation. As such, it is unsurprising that so many organisations are deploying IoT to propel their digital transformation initiatives. However, this is not to imply that challenges are absent. The research points to clear concerns – namely, security, skills, and connectivity. The increasing interconnectivity of devices, teamed with a heightened cyber-security landscape and a short supply of relevant skills, brings an array of issues. To overcome these challenges, collaboration is key.”“Developing new technology is complex and draws on many different type of skills. Reliable network infrastructure providers, that can operate anywhere in the world, need to work closely with end-user businesses to make sure they understand their operational needs. Inmarsat is working with our network of partners globally to drive innovation through our expertise in IoT solutions and satellite connectivity,” concluded Gudonis.
Your 6 big questions about medicinal cannabis in Ireland… answered Vera Twomey can’t access medicinal cannabis for her daughter, but legislation is on the way. http://jrnl.ie/3287635 People elsewhere can get this for their children. If I don’t get some kind of answer for Ava, she’s not going to be around… I’ve done everything I can, and I don’t know what more I can do.In effect, Simon Harris could grant a special dispensation for Ava to access her treatment if her neurologist makes an application. Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ieBecause that hasn’t happened, Twomey has repeatedly petitioned Harris to take further action and explore different measures to allow Ava access this medication.5. The proposed medicinal cannabis bill would change this… do we have a timeframe for this yet?Gino Kenny raised the issue of a timeframe for this bill to be enacted last week in the Dáil.He urged the Taoiseach to commit to a comment he said Simon Harris had made during the meeting with Vera Twomey following her march from Cork to Dublin. Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ieThe Solidarity-PBP TD said he wanted a commitment that “the medicinal cannabis Bill [be] introduced plus any relevant statutory instrument will be legislated for in a 12-week timeframe”.Enda Kenny, however, was offering no guarantees. He replied:I can never give a commitment on the timescale for any legislation because, first, the Business Committee of the Dáil dictates when any legislation comes before the House and, second, one has no idea how many Deputies might wish to contribute to debate on a Bill.6. What happens next?Since the publication of the report, Simon Harris has been clear in his support for the HPRA’s recommendations.These recommendations clearly say that it will not classify cannabis as a medicine until an application is made from a pharmaceutical company, proving its long-term efficacy and safety, and fulfilling the required criteria to be classed as such.However, it does say it will comply with a “policy decision to permit access” and that cannabis will be available made on a medical basis when a) other treatments have failed and b) when the patient is under the care of a medical consultant with expertise in the relevant medical condition, who will be responsible for monitoring the patient, and for follow-up.No cannabis-based product – and certainly not one containing THC – is going to be approved in the usual channels by the HPRA any time soon.The case of Ava Twomey may not be the only case of a person seeking medicinal cannabis but it has certainly captured the nation’s attention.As Twomey still waits for Ava to access the treatment, and the legislation on medicinal cannabis still works its way around Leinster House, people seeking to access it as a treatment may have to wait a little longer.Read: ‘It’s not a done deal by any means but it’s positive’: Ava Barry edges closer to cannabis medicationRead: Ming Flanagan: ‘Our Minister for Health is like the God of the Old Testament – mean’ Share566 Tweet Email9 Mar 20th 2017, 6:05 AM 46 Comments A CAMPAIGNING MOTHER has helped to propel the debate around medicinal cannabis to the top of the national agenda. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieVera Twomey’s march to Dublin from Cork was the latest in a string of ways she has tried to raise awareness of the problem and secure access to medicinal cannabis for her daughter Ava, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy that can cause multiple seizures a day.Solidarity-PBP TD Gino Kenny brought the matter to the Dáil chamber, and his medicinal cannabis bill passed its first hurdle in sailing through a Dáil vote in December.But, Twomey’s efforts to secure her daughter’s access to cannabis-based treatments goes on and Kenny’s medicinal cannabis bill has not come into effect.So, what’s going on? Why is Ava Twomey unable to access her medicine? What needs to happen for that to happen? And what will Gino Kenny’s bill do once enacted?Here’s what you need to know on the medicinal cannabis debate in Ireland.1. Is cannabis a medicine?*It is not.That is, at least according to the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) of Ireland.In effect, they decide what is, and what is not, a medicine in Ireland. To date, they have not deemed that cannabis, in any form, can be classed as a medicine in Ireland.For a person to be prescribed something by their doctor, in most circumstances, that product must be classified as a medicine for the specific ailment by the HPRA.As such, unless given under special dispensation, no cannabis product can be described by a doctor in Ireland because it is not considered a medicine.Simon Harris commissioned a report from the HPRA to examine the scientific evidence in relation to medicinal cannabis and, while tentatively recommending medicinal cannabis for certain conditions, the report was clear in how it viewed cannabis.It said: “To date, there is an absence of scientific data demonstrating the effectiveness of cannabis products. The safety of cannabis as a medical treatment is not well characterised.In particular, there is insufficient information on its safety during long-term use for the treatment of chronic medical conditions, such as those for which there is a public interest. By Sean Murray Short URL For these reasons, and because most cannabis products available under international access schemes do not meet pharmaceutical quality requirements, they are not capable of being authorised as medicinal products.The HPRA added that there appeared to be a “significant gap between the public perception of effectiveness and safety, and the regulatory requirement for scientific data which is mandatory to determine the role of cannabis as medicine”.Here, the HPRA is pointing out that despite public calls for its introduction, cannabis does not meet its criteria to be deemed a medicine, regardless of whether that product contained cannabidiol (CBD), or the stronger tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).Despite this, products containing just CBD are technically legal as they don’t fall under the Misuse of Drugs Act, although they can’t be prescribed by a doctor, and Vera Twomey says that giving Ava CBD has greatly helped in reducing her seizures.Even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US hasn’t approved cannabis as a “safe and effective drug” for any medical indication. In other words, it doesn’t consider cannabis a medicine either.The FDA may be the federal body in charge of drugs in America, but that hasn’t stopped some States going ahead and legalising it anyway.In some 28 states in the US, the use of cannabis for medical purposes is legal.While steps were taken at federal level to attempt to limit states’ access to medicinal cannabis, a 2014 amendment was signed into law, prohibiting the Justice Department from trying to prevent the implementation of state medical cannabis laws.2. But anecdotal evidence on the medicinal effects of cannabis appears to be very strong, right?Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the substance in cannabis which gives the high.Vera Twomey has been campaigning for her daughter to access products with THC in them. Ava’s condition has improved vastly when treated with CBD, but she still suffers from seizuresTheJournal.ie spoke to a cancer sufferer in December, who detailed how they’d been self-medicating with cannabis since their diagnosis and how they’d found it to be effective.I started taking it and immediately felt relief from the side effects of chemotherapy. I haven’t looked back since.Using it daily, he said he’s even felt more active since he began taking cannabis.“My son plays sports and my daughter is involved with clubs. I can follow them anywhere now,” he added. Source: Shutterstock/Maxim ApryatinDespite being the principal psychoactive substance in cannabis, Stephen was keen to stress that the presence of THC in the cannabis he has taken has greatly benefitted him.“There’s ways of counteracting the psychoactive elements,” Stephen said. The presence of THC in what he’s been taking has been key, he added.There have been studies published reporting that THC can assist in the treatment of conditions such as Alzheimer’s and autoimmune disease, but these are countered by reports of the negative effects of THC.When appearing before an Oireachtas Committee, Vera Twomey was clear that she wanted access to stronger, THC-based medication for her daughter Ava.”We want to be in a position where a doctor could prescribe THC,” she said.3. So is the lack of a large body of clear, scientific proof holding it back?Cannabis can contain many different ingredients but a central part of the debate on its use for medicinal purposes rests on the presence, or lack thereof, of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).As the HPRA puts it, THC is the “main psychotogenic component of cannabis”. In other words, it gives the “high” associated with smoking cannabis.Products containing CBD, or cannabidiol, however do not contain these psychoactive elements. As such they can be acquired under existing legislation, although not under a regular prescription as cannabis “is not a medicine”.Doctors can be granted special dispensation to give products to their patients, but the lack of long-term data on its effectiveness and fears over the safety of such products, prevent many physicians seeking to acquire it for their patients.Responding to a parliamentary question in recent weeks, Simon Harris indicated that, to date, he has received just two applications for a licence for a product containing THC.Since THC contains psychoactive elements, it falls under the Misuse of Drugs Act and is therefore, illegal. Source: Shutterstock/Steve IkeguchiUnder that Act, the Minister for Health can, if it is in “the public interest”, allow products containing THC to be prescribed by doctors, subject to license.While the HPRA welcomed reports of “effectiveness for a medicine containing only CBD” in epilepsies such as Dravet Syndrome, which is the condition Ava Twomey suffers from, they said that THC has appeared to act as an “anti-convulsant in some circumstances but as a pro-convulsant in others”.The authority concluded that “the data available are not sufficient to support their authorisation as medicines”.In fact, THC has only ever actually been approved as a medicine in Ireland in one specific instance.In 2014, a medicine containing both THC and CBD, called Sativex, was authorised as a prescription-only medicine as treatment for adult patients with moderate to severe spasticity due to multiple sclerosis, where these patients have not responded well to anti-spasticity medication.As this drug cleared all the hurdles of scientific rigour, peer review, and analysis for safety and efficacy, it was deemed a medicine for patients with that specific condition.Any potential drug containing THC for other illnesses would appear to be quite far away.4. Can Simon Harris grant special dispensation for the likes of Ava Twomey?The Minister can grant a licence for access to cannabis for medical purposes in individual cases when an application is endorsed by a consultant “who is responsible for the management of the patient”.The problem in the specific case of Ava Twomey is that her consultant has so far not sought this licence from Harris.In an interview with Ray D’Arcy on RTÉ radio before she set off on her trek to Dublin, the mother described her current predicament regarding getting Ava access to stronger cannabis-based treatments. Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ieTwomey said that she had been told in a meeting with Harris that they needed a consultant neurologist, not just an “Irish registered doctor” to apply for this licence and that, without that, they had no other option.I’m done for, because I don’t have that and I can’t get that for Ava. This isn’t fair. 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Image: Shutterstock/goodmoments Short URL No Comments Share38 Tweet Email2 http://jrnl.ie/3456633 SURGERY TO SAVE the life of a pregnant woman was underway only minutes when unexpected bleeding was discovered, an inquest has heard.Malak Thawley, a 34-year-old teacher, was rushed to the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin following a seven-week scan that revealed an ectopic pregnancy.Medics at Holles Street found a live pregnancy in the right fallopian tube and together with Thawley and her husband Alan, it was agreed the best course of action was surgery, due to the danger of rupture.Her husband Alan did not attend the hearing due to stress, the inquest heard.Thawley, from Dallas, USA died due to a tear in the abdominal aorta during the course of surgery for an ectopic pregnancy, her first pregnancy, on 8 May 2016.An inquest into her death heard of a number of issues that arose as doctors tried to save the woman’s life, including staff levels and availability of blood and adrenalin.Dublin Coroner’s Court heard that staff members crossed the road to get bags of ice from a pub during an emergency effort to save Mrs Thawley’s life.Theatre nurse Auri Travisora met Thawley and her husband Alan when they arrived at the hospital ahead of the procedure scheduled for 4pm.“I welcomed the couple, we ran through the checklist together. I asked her if she was in pain and she said ‘no.’ She said she was from Dallas and this was her first pregnancy.”The nurse asked Thawley to remove her make up and nail varnish as it could interfere with monitoring equipment.“The couple embraced and then her husband left the theatre with a midwife,” the nurse said.Thawley lay down and the nurse covered her with blankets and connected a cardiac monitor.“She was very anxious, she held my hand tightly and asked me to pray for her,” Travisora said.Dr David Crosby was working as a second year Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Holles Street and was on a 12 hour shift from 8am to 8pm on 8 May.He met and discussed the surgery with the couple and they agreed that a laparoscopic surgery for the removal of a right-sided ectopic pregnancy was the best option.Prior to 8 May, he had performed 92 laparoscopic procedures as primary operator, five of which were performed independently.“This was the first maternal death I have been involved in,” Dr Crosby said.The operation began at 4.38pm.Answering questions about the procedure, Dr Crosby said that while making the initial incision, he was conscious of the bowel, blood vessels and the abdominal aorta.He used a veress (spring-loaded) needle to make an incision through the abdominal wall and then inserted a surgical instrument known as a primary trocar. The trocar is 11mm in diameter and activates a camera once it has passed through the abdominal wall, the court heard.“The trocar contains the port with the laparoscope to visualise the abdominal cavity,” Dr Crosby said.His vision through the camera was obscured however and he removed it, wiped it with a swab and reinserted it. It was still obscured.On the third try using a blunt instrument the doctor was able to see 200ml of blood in the abdominal cavity.“I thought at this stage it was a ruptured ectopic pregnancy,” Dr Crosby said.“I asked the scrub nurse to telephone Dr Declan Keane (Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist on call) and ask him to attend theatre immediately for a laparotomy for suspected ruptured ectopic pregnancy or a vascular injury,” Dr Crosby said.The abdominal aorta injury was identified at 5.35pm with the arrival of Dr Mary Barry, a Consultant Vascular Surgeon from St Vincent’s Hospital. The court heard that vascular clamps were not available at Holles Street and were sent there from the Blackrock Clinic with a garda escort.The inquest heard from nurse Jenny Saltori, who prepared instruments for the laparotomy, a process she said took two minutes.However, under questioning, she said there were other tasks for her to do and she had more to do because there was not enough staff present.Asked if this slowed the process, Saltori replied ‘Yes.’The inquest continues.Comments have been closed for legal reasons.Read: Airport evacuated in US after police officer stabbed in the neckRead: Every week, the average Irish household spends €845. Here’s where the money goes ‘She asked me to pray for her’: Inquest hears pregnant woman died during surgery at Holles Street An inquest into the death of 34-year-old Malak Thawley heard evidence from the surgeon today. Jun 21st 2017, 6:22 PM Wednesday 21 Jun 2017, 6:22 PM 28,656 Views Image: Shutterstock/goodmoments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Louise Roseingrave
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday announced that Prime Minister George Papandreou is to receive a World No Tobacco Day Award for his steadfast anti-smoking stance and the adoption of tough anti-smoking legislation in Greece. The decision comes just a few weeks after Health Minister Andreas Loverdos admitted that the enforcement of a blanket ban on smoking in public places introduced last September was not working. Thursday’s announcement was made in Moscow during the WHO’s first global health ministers’ conference on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) for which tobacco use is regarded as a major risk factor. The award was given to Papandreou, officials said, for the “political courage” he displayed in passing a potentially unpopular measure at a time when his administration was also pursuing a strict austerity drive. The award is expected to be presented when the WHO officially opens its first special bureau in Southeastern Europe for NCD in Athens on June 3. Meanwhile, in sharp contrast to the praise for Papandreou’s anti-smoking stance, the ban is being flagrantly flouted across Greece. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO), which has been running a telephone hotline to inform citizens about the ban, said it had received 22,500 complaints about alleged transgressions of the ban since September 1 when it was introduced. Of the 22,500 complaints, 19,400 related to alleged violations in cafes, bars and restaurants. Another 1,600 complaints concern smoking transgressions in public sector offices while more than 280 alleged offenses in hospitals and a similar amount in schools have been reported. The ministry’s general secretary, Antonis Dimopoulos, told on Thursday that state inspectors were planning a crackdown on offenses over the coming weeks. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 28th 2017: The offering of female candidates this Election season calls into question just how many women wish to participate in politics and why there isn’t more Gender Equity in the sphere of governance in The Bahamas. Looking at the parties contesting elections, we see less than one fifth of candidates contesting in two main parties are females. The Progressive Liberal Party has filed nomination papers for seven female candidates out of its 39 going up for elections this year. The Free National Movement has only four female candidates contesting seats this year, while the Democratic National Alliance has put forward 13 female candidates out of the 35 seats it is contesting. In its Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations highlights this as its fifth goal, where it calls to“Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life”, and to “Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation fArinthia Komolafe, DNA Killarney Candidateor the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels”.As to how these women are able to adequately represent gender based issues on the platform, so far candidates have put forward some messages on what their party represents DNA Candidate, Arinthia Komolafe has spoken out on violence against women. In underscoring party policy, she said the “DNA aligns itself to the fundamental principles and goals set forth by the United Nations (UN) and in particular UN Women to ensure that women and girls everywhere can live in safety, peace and dignity in their communities”.Melanie Griffin, PLP Candidate, YamacrawWhile PLP’s Social Services and Community Development Minister, Melanie Griffin, at the recently held UN’s Commission on the Status of Women meeting, outlined three initiatives that The Bahamas’ PLP government initiated to address women issues aligned with its Sustainable Development Goals.She cited the RISE programme, the establishment of the Gender and Family Affairs department, as well as the plans to improve conditions for women in the workplace by introducing: more childcare and breastfeeding facilities, andlegislation to enact social security benefits that address vulnerable groups of women, and promote gender equity in board appointments as some of the actions taken.Pakesia Parker-Edgecome, FNM Candidate West Grand Bahama & BiminiWhile FNM candidate Pakesia Parker Edgecombe mentioned fair opportunities for women in the job market and work place on the platform , calling for women to be given the rights to pursue their passions.With a little over a week to go before the polls on May 10th, The Bahamas women look to see themselves represented in the manifestos put forward.#MagneticMediaNews#WomenInPolitics#RaceToThePolls2017# Related Items: