Family of man shot on Saskatchewan farm calls for out of province

first_imgThe Canadian PressThe family of Colten Boushie, a man fatally shot on a Saskatchewan farm in August is collecting names for a petition demanding an out-of-province lead investigator and a Crown prosecutor on the case.Jade Tootoosis, who was a cousin of Boushie, says the family is making the request because of how they feel they’ve been treated in the case as well as allegations that evidence has been mishandled.The lawyer representing Boushie’s family said last week that the SUV the 22-year-old was riding in when he was shot was outside in a towing company parking lot a month after the killing. He said it was then moved to a salvage yard.Chris Murphy said police told him a blood-spatter analysis hadn’t been done, and he says any evidence collected now could be tainted.The farm owner, 54-year-old Gerald Stanley, has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge and is free on bail.Tootoosis says the family feels a lead RCMP investigator and a prosecutor from outside the province would be less biased.“Saskatchewan just seems to be a very well-connected province, especially with it being so farmer-based,” said Tootoosis, who lives in Edmonton.“We feel that somebody from outside of the province would provide a more accountable process.”The petition is addressed to Saskatchewan Justice Minister Gordon Wyant and RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson. It says the ministry and the RCMP have lost the trust of those who have signed the document, and that a comprehensive investigation and a rigorous prosecution are the only way to restore confidence.The RCMP did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment on the petition. Saskatchewan’s justice ministry did not immediately offer any comment.Boushie’s cousin, Eric Meechance, who was one of the others in the car, has said they were heading home to the Red Pheasant First Nation on Aug. 9 after an afternoon of swimming when they got a flat tire and sought help.According to information RCMP used to obtain a search warrant of the farm, Gerald Stanley’s son, Sheldon, called police to report that five people drove onto his parent’s farmyard and were trying to steal vehicles.The information says Boushie was shot in the head with a handgun.The case has stirred racial tensions in the province. Some comments on social media sites have been anti-First Nation, while others have supported vigilante justice against the suspect.Tootoosis said family members began collecting names on printed copies of the petition on October 21 in North Battleford, Regina, Saskatoon and Edmonton. Other volunteers have helped in other cities, and she said the Assembly of First Nations helped set up an online version on Change.org last week.On Thursday, the AFN tweeted a link to the petition and asked people to support it.Tootoosis said the names will be gathered on Monday, which would have been Boushie’s 23rd birthday.“Given the fact that the investigation is already proceeding, we would like to submit it (the petition) as soon as possible,” Tootoosis said.last_img read more

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Exit polls show tight Sicily race for centreright 5Star

first_imgMILAN – The last important vote before Italy’s national election took place Sunday in Sicily, where 4.6 million citizens were eligible to cast ballots for a new regional governor.Exit polls released after polling stations closed indicated a tight race between centre-right candidate Nello Musumeci and the populist 5-Star Movement’s Giancarlo Cancelleri. Both parties hope a victory in Sicily will give them momentum heading into the national race early next year.Ballots were not set to be counted until Monday morning.A victory by Musumeci would restore the island’s traditional political order after four years of a centre-left administration. On the other hand, a victory by the 5-Star movement would hand the populist party control of its first region, a complicated one with lagging economic growth, high youth unemployment and an embedded Mafia culture.The Sicily vote has turned into a proxy of sorts for national politics. All the major national party leaders, including former Premier Silvio Berlusconi for the centre-right, 5-Star Movement founder Beppe Grillo and Democratic Party leader Matteo Renzi, converged on the island in recent weeks to stump for their candidates.Musumeci, a former Catania provincial president, has been backed by Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, the anti-EU Northern League and the right-wing Fratelli d’Italia, as the centre-right seeks to regain control over the island it governed for most of the last two decades.It remains unclear, however, to what extent a centre-right victory in Sicily would consolidate the alliance on a national level, where Berlusconi and Northern League leader Matteo Salvini are locked in a battle for dominance.“Although the centre-right is running united, the party leaders haven’t campaigned together and the key question of the leadership of the alliance remain unresolved,” said political analyst Wolfango Piccoli of Teneo Intelligence consultancy.The 5-Star Movement has made clear it won’t enter a coalition with any other party, weakening its chances of running a majority government even if it is the largest vote-getter.“That would make things even more complicated,” said Giovanni Orsina of Rome’s LUISS University, noting that 5-Star mayors in both Rome and Turin were facing political difficulties. “Imagine adding to that another complicated situation. I think they would be very happy not to win — to get a very good result, but to lose.”Renzi, who stepped down as Italy’s premier after a constitutional referendum he staked his political future on failed last December, has been the least visible on the Sicily campaign circuit. Analysts say the risk is that the Democratic Party candidate falls behind that of the far-left.The Democratic Party is becoming increasingly splintered and Renzi has been broadly criticized for such political missteps as his recent opposition to the confirmation of the Bank of Italy governor.“The left is a nightmare,” Orsina said. “Renzi is starting to become a tragic figure, showing how to lose everything in just a few months, from being the centre of the electoral system to becoming an electoral liability.”last_img read more

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NAFTA lawsuits target Canada most while US hasnt lost yet

By Mia RabsonWhen it comes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada can safely claim the title of biggest loser in terms of lawsuits.Since the agreement came into force in 1994, Canada has been sued 39 times by foreign companies claiming Canadian policies have violated their rights under NAFTA.That is almost half of the 84 challenges made against all three nations under the investor state provisions.Canada has lost or settled eight cases and paid more than $215 million in compensation, while the United States has still not lost a single case or paid out a single dollar in compensation.ChallengesAbout 60 per cent of the challenges aimed at Canada have targeted environmental regulations or resource management policies, including provincial regulations on oil and gas development and wind farms, forest and water.The latest statistics were compiled by Scott Sinclair, a senior research fellow with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.Sinclair says NAFTA disputes could put a chilling effect on Canadian policy making, particularly in areas of environmental regulation and natural resources.Canada’s status as the most sued NAFTA country has to be considered a significant topic of discussion when it begins renegotiating the pact in August, he said.“I think there is a strong case based on the evidence that we have been the losers more often than not,” he said.Canada, the U.S. and Mexico are expected begin a renegotiation of NAFTA in mid-August.David Gantz, an international trade law professor at the University of Arizona and former tribunal member hearing NAFTA challenges, said there is no easy explanation for the fact Canada has been the target of more challenges or that the U.S. hasn’t lost any yet.“Part of it, certainly, is luck,” said Gantz.Provincial policiesHe said it may partly stem from the fact Canadian provinces have more autonomy than U.S. states and many of the challenges in Canada have been over provincial policies rather than federal ones.In March, Ontario paid a $25 million to Indiana’s Windstream Energy after a NAFTA tribunal agreed it had been harmed by a provincial government moratorium on offshore wind farms on Lake Ontario.Gantz said even though the U.S. hasn’t lost yet, that luck will eventually run out, which is probably why the U.S. is as eager as Canada and Mexico to improve the investor state dispute mechanisms during NAFTA talks.He said improvements need to be made to the tribunals that hear disputes.Currently, when a private company believes a NAFTA nation has violated the agreement it brings a challenge, and that is heard by a three-member, ad hoc tribunal comprised of one person appointed by the company, one by the country being challenged, and another agreed to by both.“What seems to some arbitrators to be egregious, to others is not,” said Gantz. “Nothing is predictable and deciding when there has been a violation is very fuzzy.”Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is not tipping her hand on Canada’s NAFTA strategy and her office wouldn’t say Wednesday what Canada will put on the table when it comes to foreign investor provisions.Canada already agreed to improved dispute resolution mechanisms for foreign state investors in both the Trans Pacific Partnership and the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.With CETA, Canada and Europe each get to appoint panels of five tribunal members for five year terms, and a third panel is appointed jointly.Each time there is a dispute, one panelist is to be selected from each group of five.Alexandre Larouche-Maltais, a senior researcher on trade and investment with the Conference Board of Canada, said this should provide more consistency when it comes to decisions made by the tribunals and more predictability for countries in the agreement. read more

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Ohio StateOhio 5 questions

1. Can Ohio State crack the 50-point barrier? After coming close in their opener against Marshall with 45 points, OSU was a few better-executed red zone plays away from hanging half a hundred on Miami last week. They’ll get a great shot to cross the 50-point threshold Saturday against the Ohio Bobcats. Look for the defense to get involved in the scoring, as Ohio is No. 111 in the nation in passing yards and No. 79 in rushing yards. That adds up to a very aggressive Scarlet and Gray defense. The Buckeyes haven’t scored 50 points in a game since Sept. 22, 2007, at home against Northwestern, when they pummeled the Wildcats 58-7 behind Todd Boeckman’s four touchdown passes. 2. After two shaky performances to start the season, can the kick and punt coverage teams get their mojo back? A 63-yard kick return allowed against Marshall. An 88-yard kick return touchdown and a 79-yard punt return touchdown allowed against Miami. The kick and punt return coverage teams’ problems actually date back to the Rose Bowl victory against Oregon, when the Ducks’ return men broke off a number of long returns. The special teams’ setbacks haven’t gone unnoticed. “The difficulty of special teams is the field is so large,” coach Jim Tressel said. “If you err on the line as a kickoff coverage guy, there’s a 10-yard issue, and if there’s a fast guy running through that 10-yard issue, everyone else is in trouble.” Tressel said the coverage men need to be more disciplined in their assigned running lanes to the ball, and furthermore, not overrun the ball. Don’t anticipate the special teams’ issues to linger as the season moves forward. 3. Will the Barnett-to-Johnson transition be seamless? Tressel said Tuesday that starting strong safety C.J. Barnett will miss the rest of the season following knee surgery. Sophomore Orhian Johnson, who was the original starter before missing most of preseason practice with an injury, will step into the starting position. Barnett had played well in his first two starts. He had five tackles, a pass break-up and pass deflection, which defensive lineman Nathan Williams intercepted. He was awarded the team’s Jack Tatum Hit of the Week after his crushing blow on Miami wide receiver Leonard Hankerson. Still, Johnson should have no problem stepping in. OSU has four relatively easy games against Ohio, Eastern Michigan, Illinois and Indiana before traveling to Wisconsin on Oct. 16. 4. Is Saturday’s contest the breakout game the defensive line has been waiting for? Criticizing the OSU defensive line is probably nitpicking at this point in the season. Although it has only recorded two sacks on the season, one each by sophomore John Simon and senior Dexter Larimore, they’ve provided good pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Miami quarterback Jacory Harris had ages to throw at some points in the game, but he was flushed from the pocket many times and forced to run or check-down to his receivers. Additionally, junior Nathan Williams was coming back from injury last week. In games against pass-oriented teams like Miami, OSU relies on the front four to get pressure and drops the other seven defenders into coverage. 5. Will Saturday be the day OU snaps OSU impressive in-state winning streak? In 2008, the Bobcats took a lead into the fourth quarter at Ohio Stadium before a Ray Small punt return touchdown sealed the win for OSU. Entering Saturday’s contest, the Buckeyes haven’t lost to another Ohio opponent since 1921, when they fell to Oberlin, 7-6. In their six all-time meetings, OSU hasn’t been kind to their counterparts from an hour away in Athens. The Buckeyes have won each of the meetings by an average score of 27-5. While many of the players from the 2008 team are still on the 2010 squad, including Ohio quarterback Boo Jackson, don’t expect a second round of heroics from the Bobcats. read more

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Football Urban Meyer to become Ohio State assistant athletic director

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer answers questions after announcing his retirement after the season at the Fawcett Center on Dec. 4. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorAfter ending his tenure as the head coach of the Ohio State football team, Urban Meyer will not be finished with his role in Ohio State athletics. On. Jan. 2, Meyer will take the position of assistant athletic director at the university, helping oversee the 36 sports at Ohio State. Meyer’s roles as assistant athletic director have not been specified. According to Doug Lesmeises of The Plain Dealer, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said Meyer will develop other coaches in the university’s athletic department and he will help in raising money for the university. The article also states Smith said Meyer will be on the field during football games.Ohio State announced Thursday Meyer would also teach a class as a part of the Fisher College of Business on leadership and character. Meyer will coach his final game for Ohio State on Jan. 1 when the Buckeyes take on Washington in the Rose Bowl. read more

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First Math Olympiad sees robust competition

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedScotiabank announces ‘Vision Achiever LivePitch’ 2017 finalistsMay 17, 2017In “latest news”Colin Welch appointed GPL intermin-CEOAugust 24, 2015In “Business”17-yr-old ‘homeschooled’ Mumbai girl makes it to MITAugust 31, 2016In “latest news” Students from Grades Six and Nine, from several schools in Region Four on Sunday afternoon, tested their knowledge of Mathematics as they competed in the inaugural Math Olympiad created by the Brain Central (BC), an online educational portal.[left to right] Haresh Rameshwar (Winner), Daniel Jacobs, Hanifa Ali, Daniel Singh (runners-up) BrainCentral (BC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lance Hinds and Scotiabank, Marketing Manager Jennifer Cipriani along with their team.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the two-day (February 3-4) collaborative initiative between BC and Scotiabank saw 45 students, going online and simultaneously take two (2) timed quizzes, consisting of 40 questions set to be completed within 50 minutes.Lance Hinds, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), BC, was quoted by DPI as saying that the implementation of such an initiative aims to help the students prepare  for their examinations.Hinds noted that the participants answered the question in “exam-like conditions” on both days “and based on their results, they will receive prizes.”The event held at the University of Guyana’s (UG) Information Communication Center, quickly dwindled down to six participants, as opposed to the anticipated five finalists. This was due to a tie for fourth place.Haresh Rameshwar was adjudged the winner while Daniel Singh, Daniel Jacobs, Hanifa Ali were the runners-up. They were all awarded tablets.Responding to inquiries regarding those participants, who did not attend the second and final round of the examination, Hinds opined that, “these things happen, sometimes they may have felt little jitters, nervousness or they may not have liked taking live rounds.”The CEO said following the conclusion of the competition his team will conduct a post-mortem and analyse each step taken during the event. This review will also include the advertisement of the competition using Facebook. The CEO noted that based on the conclusion, decisions will be made on whether there is a need for any adjustments to be made going moving forward.Jennifer Cipriani, Marketing Manager, Scotiabank, said that sponsoring the initiative is “a great fit” for her organisation, as it aims to become more technologically-ready in its services.Additionally, Hinds said that his organisation also plans to launch an English language competition similar to the Math Olympiad. read more

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Priest investigated by Israeli police

first_imgSouth Australian Greek priest Father Prokopios Kanavas is being investigated by Israeli police over a letter produced by Father Prokopios that was purpotedly written by a senior officer of the Israeli police.The letter, that was given to the president of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA), Theo Maras, after Father Prokopios was sacked by the South Australian Police Department over concerns of his suitability for the chaplain role, has ccome under fire for it’s authenticity. Inquiries made ot the Israeli police both by the media and the GOCSA have prompted an investigation to begin after the two police officers who were claimed to have signed the letter, have denied any link to it. Mr Maras told Adelaide Now that he intended to refer the matter to Father Kanavas’s employer, the Greek Orthodox Community of SA Council, for investigation.“I am disappointed that a letter like this, that was passed to the community at the time, now appears to be non-authentic,” he said. “I am also disappointed that this issue has now arisen involving Father Kanavas, considering recent events involving him that have also caused some concern in the community because of their nature. “Obviously, it is something the council executive will need to look closely at.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Recall issued for garbage disposal after reports of metal flying out

first_img(WSVN) – A recall has been issued for over 100,000 garbage disposals.Anaheim Manufacturing is recalling about 146,000 garbage disposals after more than 20 customers reported metal pieces flying out while in use.The disposals were sold in retail stores and online from December 2015 to March 2017.If you have one, officials ask that you stop using it immediately and call the manufacturer for a free replacement.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Senate Passes Capital Budget Including 25 million For AK LNG Project

first_imgSome of the key items in the capital budget include:$71 million for statewide deferred maintenance;$16.5 million for the Alaska Marine Highway System for ferry vessel overhaul;$12 million to access $52 million in federal funds for village safe water projects;$2.5 million to Arctic Strategic Transportation and Resources to connect North Slope communities to resources;$2 million in federal receipt authority for the Department of Natural Resources to address the Spruce Beetle infestation; and$60,000 to access $6 million in federal funding for community block grants. The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation is wrapping up the final pieces of information owed to federal regulators for the Alaska LNG project’s environmental impact statement, which is due out as a draft sometime in June. Included in the budget is $25 million in receipt authority for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation to allow the corporation to accept private funds to finish the federal permitting process. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a capital budget for fiscal year 2020. The budget includes $174 million in unrestricted general funds (UGF) to leverage over $1 billion in federal funds for roads, highways, airports, and clean water for villages. Senate Bill 19 passed the Senate by a 20-0 vote and now goes to the Alaska House of Representatives for consideration.last_img read more

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Adam Moss to Step Down as EIC of New York Media

first_imgAfter 15 years and 40 National Magazine Awards, Adam Moss is stepping down from his role as editor-in-chief of New York magazine on March 31.“On March 1, I will have been the editor of New York for 15 years,” Moss wrote in a memo to his staff that was shared with Folio:. “That’s about twice as long as Clay Felker, and longer than any of my other predecessors.” In his statement, Moss cited several reasons for his decision to step down from the company, but explained that the overarching reason is his belief that “editors ought to have term-limits.” “Experience is good, but after a while every institution needs a blood transfusion,” he continued. “Plus: I’ve always only really known how to edit for myself, and I no longer feel that makes sense for me and New York.” While heading the magazine, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, Moss lead two major redesigns of the publication, most recently in 2014, which brought the magazine to a biweekly frequency, integrating new verticals along the way. He turned the once singular magazine into a multi-titled print and digital publication with the added verticals, Vulture, the Cut, the Strategist, Grub Street and Intelligencer, which was most recently launched as a standalone vertical this past fall. Taking on the role of EIC in 2004, Moss prioritized the growth of the digital presence of the magazine, including overseeing the year-long 2006 relaunch of nymag.com, making it no longer serve as a print companion, but a daily news source. He also embedded the Daily Intelligencer—later Intelligencer— into the page, which honed in on covering politics, technology, business, media and innovation. Since then, Moss directed the growth of each vertical, starting with developing Vulture into a national entertainment news source, then overseeing the expansions of both Grub Street, its food and restaurant blog, and the women-focused site, the Cut, which earned the title of Website of the Year last year by Adweek. And in May 2018, Moss established a dedicated e-commerce site, The Strategist, to open new consumer-based revenue streams for the five-decades-old company. Additionally, following this trend of consumer-based revenue streams, he helped lead the recent implementation of a paywall across nearly all of the New York Media verticals.Donning the title of Adweek’s Editor of the Year in 2016, guiding the journalistic project, “Cosby: The Women” that was awarded the 2015 George Polk Award for magazine reporting and leading New York and its digital verticals to earn 40 Ellie Awards, including the honor of Magazine of the Year, Moss has worked to establish the magazine and its digital counterparts as prominent and trusted brands over course of his tenure. “Adam showed the world that a legacy print publisher could lead invention in digital products, that a brand with local origins could own national conversations, that a diversified premium media business can be constructed around an original editorial voice,” said New York Media CEO Pam Wasserstein in a statement. “He leaves at the top of his game (not a surprise: it’s the only way he operates). And he leaves the company in an enviable position—reaching the largest, most engaged audience in our history.”Prior to joining New York Media, Moss had served as the editor of the New York Times Magazine and as the assistant managing editor of the Times, while overseeing both the magazine, the Book Review and the Culture and Style sections. He also served as the founding editor of New York-based weekly magazine 7 Days, and spent several years at both Esquire and Rolling Stone magazines. “I’m not going away entirely,” wrote Moss. “I will stay in the New York family as an advisor to Pam and anyone else who asks for my help. But I won’t be running anything, making any decisions—and I’ll be off doing many other things at the same time (what?!—I’m determined not to think about that until I walk out the door).”According to his memo, Moss’ successor will be announced soon by Wasserstein.last_img read more

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Murkowski suggests taxing outdoor rec gear to help fund park projects

first_imgSen. Lisa Murkowski (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media)Senator Lisa Murkowski used a mudslide prone stretch of the Denali National Park Road to point to the need for more funding to address major maintenance at parks. In July 2016, a slide blocked the Park Road at mile 67, through Polychrome Pass, stranding visitors on the other side of the dead end road. Repairs were made, but the stretch of road remains subject to unstable slopes. Murkowski brought up the issue during a meeting yesterday of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee she chairs.Listen now”We’re gonna have to do something aggressive here and rerouting a road in this area is extraordinarily difficult, extraordinarily timely and extraordinarily expensive,” Murkowski said. “But instead of coming up with a rerouting plan, we’re basically using cyclic funds to just kind of patch it.”Murkowski says the Polychrome pass re-route, which is currently being studied, is not even included on a list of nearly $12 billion in nationwide deferred maintenance projects at parks. Just announced modest entrance fee hikes will contribute to that backlog, and Murkowski suggested a federal tax on outdoor recreation gear to help fund park projects.”I just want to throw a little bit of a wildcard out there,” Murkowski said.Murkowski asked hearing witness R.E.I. government affairs director Marc Berejka whether his company, and others who benefit from parks, would be open to a gear tax. Berejka was not receptive.”You know, most states, they don’t tax milk because milk is good for you,” Berejka said. “And we feel that the outdoors is good for you,so there’s no reason to make it harder to acquire the things that make their lives better.”Murkowski did not press the issue, but suggested that a gear tax, like revenue from higher park entrance fees, would be a way for users to help insure park facilities are safe and enjoyable.last_img read more

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Badminton district tourney gets underway in Warangal

first_imgWarangal: The three-day district badminton championship for boys, girls, men and women got underway at the Indore stadium, KITS, Warangal, here on Wednesday. The tourney is being organised jointly by Warangal District Badminton Association (WDBA), affiliated to Badminton Association of Telangana (BAT), and Department of Physical Education, Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science (KITS), Warangal. The tourney was inaugurated jointly by Warangal Club secretary E Premsagar Reddy, WDBA president Dr S Ramesh Kumar, general secretary Dr P Ramesh Reddy and treasurer D Nagakishan. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us E Premsagar Reddy said that as Warangal district has full-fledged facilities for playing badminton, it’s up to youth to make full use of it and excel at national-level. “To be a champion, you must believe in yourself. Instead of worrying about winning or losing, players should focus on developing their skills,” he said. WDBA president Dr S Ramesh Kumar told the youth to maintain their physical fitness levels on par with the best in the game. Also Read – Woman found dead, relatives stage dharna in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Prof P Ramesh Reddy, WDBA secretary, and HOD Physical Education, KITS, Warangal, said that 290 players, grouped in five categories, U-13, U-15, U-17, U-19, men and women, singles and doubles, are taking part in the tourney. “We used latest badminton tournament software to pick the draws,” he said. Results on first day of the tourney: Boys singles U-13: K Srikanth (Tejaswi) beat Sri Chaten (SS School) 30-28; V Sathwik beat K Aravind 30-23. Girls singles U-13: T Hasini (Aryabatta) beat Sathwika (JNS) 30-24. Boys doubles U-13: Charan + Hemanth (Jangaon) beat K Srikanth + Sri Chaten (Tejaswi) 30-24; Mokshith + Shreyas beat M Charan Tej + M Sri Harsha 30-22. Boys singles U-15: P Moulik beat R Aslesh 30-28; Charan (Jangaon) beat A Mourya (Aryabatta) 30-21. Girls singles U-15: Ashritha beat Srinika 30-18. Boys doubles U-15: Asim + K.Thula Sainath beat A Mourya (Aryabatta) + B Pavan (Tejaswi) 30-24. Boys singles U-17: V Sai Sharath (JNS) beat Yogesh Reddy (St. Peters) 30-29. Boys doubles U-17: Abubaker Siddiq + Vineeth Kumar (GWMC) beat Harish Kumar (JNS) + Rohit (JNS) 30-20.last_img read more

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Baba Ramdevs Patanjali emerges Indias top brand pips Cadbury Parle

first_imgPatanjali Ayurved Limited, India’s new FMCG company whose products are promoted by yoga guru Ramdev, is India’s top brand, according to Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India.The brand was ranked ahead of established FMCG brands such as Cadbury, Parle and Horlicks, according to BARC India’s data for the period 23-29 January, 2016 (week 4), which the agency released on Friday.BARC India is an industry body that measures and disseminates television audience viewership data on a weekly basis. Patanjali was ranked much lower in the previous week.Patanjali’s products, which include toothpaste, noodles, rice, chyawanprash, personal care and Ayurveda products, are doing brisk business even as established FMCG players such as Hindustan Unilever (HUL) and Dabur India are facing sluggish growth, besides competition from the Haridwar-based company.Currently, monthly sales of Patanjali products hover around Rs 30 crore.Kishore Biyani, CEO of Future Group, which retails Patanjali products through its Big Bazaar outlets, had earlier said Patanjali Ayurved is growing at a faster clip and is projected to reach Rs 1,000 crore within 12-18 months.”The demand is much more than the supply of Patanjali products, so supply also needs to be fixed. However, once everything is fixed up, we can achieve Rs 70-80 crore a month probably in the next 12 months’ time,” Biyani had told business news channel CNBC-TV18.”We have an understanding that we want to touch close to Rs 1,000 crore by next year,” he had added.HUL reported a modest growth of 2.7% growth in revenues at Rs 7,981 crore and 22% decline in net profit at Rs 971 crore for the third quarter, ended 31 December, 2015, as compared to the corresponding period last fiscal.last_img read more

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Bicyclists Get Hindsight with Cerevellum Device

first_imgThe Cerevellum gives cyclists a rear view of the road. A start-up company called Cerevellum is developing a cutting-edge bicycle computer that has a first-ever feature: hindsight. The device, also named Cerevellum, provides a digital view of the road to the cyclist’s back, eliminating the need for those clip-on mirrors that always fog up and need adjusting. The device slides onto a holder mounted in the center of the handle bars. The 3.5-inch LCD screen (320×240 pixels) provides standard readings such as speed, distance, and heart rate, and also has GPS features. But the most unique feature is the rear-view video, giving cyclists ´eyes in the back of their heads’ and making bike rides on busy streets safer.The Cerevellum has slots on the back where USB modules are inserted. Some of the modules include ´hindisight´ (the rear-view feature), GPS, and ‘flight-deck’, which may offer electronic gear-shifting in the future. The module set-up ensures that the Cerevellum device won’t become obsolete in a few years.The hindsight feature presents real-time video that isn´t affected by road vibrations or the cyclist´s position. For capturing video, a lens can be mounted either on the back of the seat post or on the end of a handlebar. The device is powered by a lithium-ion battery, which lasts for about four hours with the hindsight video, or 16 hours with the other features. It also has a 32MB RAM card that allows users to save their workout data and transfer to a PC. While it´s not available for sale yet, the company estimates that the main unit will cost about $300, with the modules ranging in price from $60 for the standard cyclometer module, $200 for GPS, and $800 for the power meter.The device was originally conceived by Evan Solida as an Industrial Design student at Purdue University, but expounded upon more in the past couple years. Solida and partner Craig Appaneal, the founders of Cerevellum, explain that they’ve finished the design process, and hope to exhibit the device at Interbike or Eurobike 2008.More information: www.cerevellum.comVia: Gizmodo Citation: Bicyclists Get Hindsight with Cerevellum Device (2007, December 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-12-bicyclists-hindsight-cerevellum-device.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Florida Easter Bunny Delivers Basket Full of Haymakers in Orlando Night Club

first_img Advertisement The Easter bunny capped of long Easter Day of delivering baskets of candy to the kids by handing out a basket full of haymakers at an Orlando nightclub.An onlooker captured the video of the bunny pounding an out of control guy – who was fighting with a woman – into submission until the cops arrived to break up the fight. Bunny did it all while keeping his signature creepy look on his face.Only in Florida.I love downtown Orlando. #HoppyEaster 🐰🌼 pic.twitter.com/fA7VO71iK1— Lexy Jones (@lexfix) April 22, 2019last_img read more

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first_img 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Related Content News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more 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 | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | July 24, 2012 Head-to-Head Study Compares Navidea’s AZD4694 to the Gold Standard for Imaging Beta Amyloid Protein Trial examines AZD4694 performance characteristics and blinded reader confidence when used as an aid in diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more 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 July 24, 2012 — Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, announced that clinical data from a head-to head study comparing its amyloid imaging candidate, AZD4694, to the benchmark amyloid imaging agent, 11C-PiB (PiB), was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Vancouver, Canada by Professor Christopher Rowe, MD, FRACP, Director of the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Centre for PET at Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia.In addition, on Friday, July 13, 2012, Navidea received approval for its Phase 2 AZD4694 protocol from the New England Institutional Review Board (IRB), a centralized IRB that oversees the approval of clinical protocols for investigational drugs for multiple research organizations. Trial enrollment is expected to commence in the coming months.Rowe’s talk was entitled, “Head to head comparison of 11C-PiB and 18F-AZD4694 for A? imaging in ageing and dementia.” The presentation highlighted new results from a blinded-reader analysis which examined imaging characteristics such as binding kinetics, standard uptake value ratios (SUVR) in three time intervals, and non-specific white-matter retention for these agents obtained in the same subjects. The two agents, 11C-PiB and 18F-AZD4694, were employed to sequentially image the brains of forty-five participants (25 healthy elderly controls, 10 subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment, 7 subjects with probable Alzheimer’s Disease and 3 subjects with fronto-temporal dementia). The mean age of the participant groups was about 74, except that the three fronto-temporal dementia patients averaged about 68 years old. Cognitive impairments in the patient groups showed mean scores on the Mini-Mental State Examination of 24 to 27 and were within the mild to moderate range.As previously reported, quantitative measures, such as SUVR, of 18F-AZD4694 binding to cortical amyloid plaques are essentially identical to 11C-PiB. A very tight performance correlation was observed (r=0.98, p<0.0001; slope 0.95). Visually, images obtained in the same patient with the same scan times, the same data processing and the same display scales, were identical. 18F-AZD4694 had comparable binding kinetics and dynamic range of SUVR to the benchmark 11C-PiB as well as similar high values of cortex to white matter ratios. Using the PiB as reference, the sensitivity, specificity, and overall accuracy within the 40 to 60 minute readings ranged from 94 percent to 98 percent. Additionally, confidence levels from the blinded readers averaged 93 percent using 40 to 60 minute readings, indicating a high degree of confidence in the interpretability of the images within this time range. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year... read more last_img read more

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Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

first_img Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Still, it is proving impossible to legally link the Assad government to the attacks.The world agency in charge of determining whether chlorine was used does not have the mandate to assign blame. The Organization for the Proliferation of Chemical Weapons also can’t get to the scenes of suspected attacks without the cooperation of the Syrian government, while testimonies or evidence collected by people on the ground are considered circumstantial. The U.N. Security Council is paralyzed because Russia, a major ally of Assad, insists the allegations are “propaganda.”The Syrian Civil Defense, a group of 2,640 volunteers that provides emergency and rescue services in rebel-held and contested areas, has been gathering evidence to document the recent attacks, said Farouq Habib, the group’s political adviser. He and the group’s director, Raed Saleh, returned this week from the United States, where they met U.S. and European officials.They collected remains from the barrels used in a number of bombings, soil samples that the group says show high levels of chlorine traces and urine and blood samples from victims.“The samples are valuable for the Syrian people because they document the crimes committed against it,” Habib said in a telephone interview. “It is there and documented and saved but will only be presented after putting together a legal case that guarantees it is used in an effective way to indict the criminal who used chlorine against the Syrian people.” Sponsored Stories BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby.Once a house painter and now a member in a volunteer rescue team, Kayali tried once, twice, three times to break into the house, but he was overcome by the gas and passed out. Only 20 minutes later, after the gas dissipated, was the team able to get into the house. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Inside, they found a toddler dead, still wrapped in his blankets in bed, Kayali told The Associated Press, recounting the May 2 attack. The child’s father died a few days later, his lungs collapsed, in a hospital near the Turkish border.“I blamed myself first. But then again I go back and say if we had equipment and outfits, maybe,” Kayali said. “Then again, ‘if’ will not change anything now. … God destined and what he destined happened.”Frustrated and despairing, Syrian opposition activists are trying to garner international pressure to stop a growing number of attacks using chlorine gas, which they say are undoubtedly carried out by government aircraft.Two years after President Bashar Assad agreed to destroy his chemical arsenal and joined the Chemical Weapons Convention, activists say they have documented 18 cases of chlorine gas used in the country’s rebel-held north since March 6, when the United Nations issued a resolution determining that chlorine was used in Syria and warning of repercussions. They say the attacks have killed nine people and injured hundreds.The Syrian government denies using chlorine gas. But activists and residents of the villages hit say the attacks, usually at night, are clearly by government forces. The chlorine bombs are dropped in barrels from the skies, and residents say they hear the buzz of helicopters first. Syrian military forces are the only combatants in the civil war known to fly helicopters, and the villages hit are pro-rebel, largely in the northwestern province of Idlib. “People used to think that by digging underground vaults that they would be safe,” he said. But he said a recent attack that killed six saw a barrel land in the ventilation shaft of a bomb shelter.“We will end up dying one by one, and no one is aware of us,” he said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   Kelsey Davenport, the director of nonproliferation policy at the Washington-based advocacy group Arms Control Association, said that while the use of helicopters points to Assad’s government, negotiating access for a formal investigation with a mandate to assign blame is difficult.“If a designated body has the authority to determine who is responsible for the chlorine attacks, the Assad regime is unlikely to cooperate, or provide security assurances,” Davenport said.Speaking to reporters, U.S. President Barack Obama said last week that his administration will work with the international community to investigate the claims but has stayed clear of threatening action. Obama threatened military strikes after 2013 sarin gas attacks blamed on Assad in Damascus suburbs that killed hundreds, but later backed off amid a Russian deal that saw Assad agree to destroy his chemical weapons.Saleh and other Syrian opposition figures are campaigning for a no-fly zone, or safe zones, to protect the civilians against future attacks. But over the course of the 4-year-old civil war, there’s been no appetite in the U.S. or its allies to enforce such a zone.Kayali, the medic, said even precautions taken by civilians to avoid government bombing have become lethal. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Habib said his group has offered the OCPW to either take the samples in a handover over the border with Turkey or to host its staffers on visits of areas of suspected attacks.Deliberations are underway over a U.S. proposal to set up a parallel commission of inquiry that would be mandated to determine blame.Details of the proposal have not yet been made public, but Saleh said the new commission is likely to face the same obstacles. For example, he said, only those who reach the scene of an attack immediately would be able to document a case. “We all know the gas effect doesn’t last for more than a few hours,” he said.That’s one reason, experts say, Assad continues to use the gas.When used with the intent to hurt or kill, chlorine is considered a chemical weapon, but chlorine itself, used for industrial or domestic purposes, is not included in a state’s declaration of chemical weapons.“The regime thinks that if there were documentations of samples contaminated with chlorine gas, it can claim it is in homes or that anyone has used it,” Habib said.Government officials last year accused the militant group Nusra Front of detonating containers with chlorine, but offered no proof. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement FILE – In this Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, a convoy of chemical weapons disarmament experts depart the Four Seasons Hotel in Damascus, Syria. Two years after President Bashar Assad agreed to destroy his chemical arsenal and joined the Chemical Weapons Convention, activists said they have documented 18 cases of chlorine gas used in the country’s rebel-held north since March 6, 2015, when the U.N. issued a resolution determining that chlorine was used in Syria and warning of repercussions. (AP Photo, File) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

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Government to promote Medical and Wellness Tourism

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism announced the establishment of the Medical & Wellness Tourism Board & its functioning on the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, 2015. The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma informed this in New Delhi.Dr Mahesh Sharma said that there will now be a focused approach to Medical Tourism & all the information will be made available on a single portal. The Minister disclosed that information dissemination will also take place through the 14 overseas offices of the Ministry of Tourism.The Minister said that the safety of tourists is the uppermost concern of the government. In order to ensure safety and security of tourists especially the women tourists, the Ministry of Tourism has set up the ‘Incredible India Helpline’ service, he explained. The service is available on toll free telephone no 1800111363 or on a short code 1363 for tourists. At present the Helpline is functioning in Hindi & English and soon the Tourism Ministry will introduce 12 more International languages for the Helpline, the Minister informed. The Ministry of Tourism has set up the Parytak Police (Tourist Police) with the help of states for the security of tourists.Dr Mahesh Sharma said that earlier the Tourism sector was not being given its rightful place as a key player in economic growth of the country. The Government is now laying emphasis on the economic benefits of the tourism sector and is working on increasing the share of India in world tourism as well as increasing the Foreign Exchange Earnings & employment through tourism.In a live Q & A session in the Public Speak programme of All India Radio, Dr Mahesh Sharma warned the travel agents/tour operators/ touts etc who are using the logo of Incredible India or name of Ministry of Tourism without permission. He said the Ministry has initiated action against such tour operators and travel agents for indulging in illegal activity and cheating the foreign and domestic tourists. The Ministry of Tourism will do everything to curb the touts & to prevent the cheating of tourists, Dr Sharma added.Secretary, Tourism, Vinod Zutshi, while participating in the Public Speak Programme gave details about the Government’s plan to promote eco-tourism with the help of states to generate employment in the rural areas.last_img read more

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Some say the Colorado air keeps its residents youn

first_imgSome say the Colorado air keeps its residents young. Others swear by the active Rocky Mountain lifestyle. In January 2010, Vail will boast yet another claim to reverse the effects of aging with the launch of The Vitality Center at Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa. Marking the center’s debut will be a four-day Ageless Vitality Workshop facilitated by leading women’s wellness expert Mary Horn, M.S. Joining Horn as the Center’s resident experts are Dr. Tom Schneider, renowned for his revolutionary age management program, and Dr. Heidi Archer, who specializes in bio identical hormones, fitness and nutrition and is a Body Logic MD physician treating the symptoms of hormone imbalance.Ageless Vitality Workshop: January 11-14, 2010 At a price of $900 per person, the Ageless Vitality Workshop will explore health challenges women experience throughout the decades of their lives and offer healthy lifestyle changes that will impact their future well-being. Participants will learn how the mind/body connection influences overall health, and will practice “mindful eating” that will allow their intuition to make conscious choices of food and portion size. The four day workshop will include daily meditation with world-renowned pranic healer Felix Lopez, daily Mindful Eating breakfast and lunch with Horn, daily cardio/indoor and outdoor fitness with certified endurance coach and two-time Mount Everest summiteer Ellen Miller, daily yoga class, daily educational lecture with Horn on subjects ranging from body composition/analysis to bone health, two strength training workouts, two dinners prepared by Terra Bistro, and open time for body composition analysis, nutritional consultations, spa treatments, energy balancing, and personal exercise training sessions.www.vailmountainlodge.com/spalast_img read more

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