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Image of the Day: Taming A Giant!

first_imgzoom Taming a giant is not an easy task, especially if the giant is a huge steel structure. Maersk’s containerships fall just within the steel giant category. It takes extremely tough ropes to hold them down. World Maritime News Staff, September 09, 2014; Image credit: Maersklast_img

PM forms two Cabinet panels to spur investment and employment

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to spur investment and create new employment opportunities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday set up two Cabinet committees to deal with the two crucial issues. Government sources said both the panels, respectively on Investment and Growth and on Employment and Skill Development, will be headed by the prime minister. The Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth will have Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sithataman, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal as its members. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist The Cabinet Committee on Employment and Skill Development will include, besides Shah, Sithataman and Goyal, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development M N Pandey, Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and Housing and Urban Development Minister Hardip Puri. Sources said there is a provision in Transaction of Business Rules to form Cabinet panels on various issues but the prime minister had not set up any such panel during his previous term. During the electioneering of the last Lok Sabha polls, the Opposition has fiercely targeted the Modi government, accusing it of having failed in keeping up its purported promise of creating two crore jobs per year. The opposition had also targeted the government, claiming slow down of economy.last_img read more

Special OPD for elderly patients opened at Safdarjung Hospital

first_imgNew Delhi: A special geriatric OPD to provide healthcare services to the elderly on Sundays was opened for public at the Centre-run Safdarjung Hospital. The outpatient department (OPD) was inaugurated by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday morning. In the initial days, services at the facility will be limited to five departments — medicine, general surgery, ENT, ophthalmology and orthopaedics, Dr Sunil Gupta, medical superintendent of the hospital, said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder The Union minister also inaugurated several other medical facilities, including an advanced 3T MRI system – GE Healthcare’s 750W in the Radiology Department, a Cath Lab and a Lithotripsy machine in the Urology department. Vardhan said health has been positioned as one of the top agenda of the government and the new OPD reflects that the prime minister is committed to fundamentally transforming the country and give quality health services to the people. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings “Under the leadership of our Prime Minister we are aggressively moving towards setting up state-of-the-art health facilities with the best equipment, techniques and buildings. These are comparable to the very best in the country and the world,” he said. “As we move towards the vision of the prime minister of a New India by 2022, health shall be one of the key determinants and components of our advanced country, he stated. While interacting with the staff, para-medics and doctors at the Emergency Block, Vardhan stated that the aim of everyone in the hospital should be to see that no patient is turned back or referred to any other emergency facility. “Let us aspire to build our capacities and strengths such that we are able to attend to each emergency patient that needs our care,” he stated. He also reviewed the processes of registration of patients, referral and other services. He also visited the new Super Specialty Block and planted a sapling there. Vardhan visited the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra within the premises. He was told that medicines which cost as much as Rs500-600 in the market are sold at very economical rates of as low as Rs.105 at the Kendra. “The government is committed to ensuring that the out-of-pocket expenditure on medicines which form a significant part of healthcare cost is considerably reduced through such pharmacy centres,” he stated. He further stated that one of the priorities of the government is to expand quality tertiary health care facilities in all parts of the country. OPD services will start at 9.30 am and continue till 12.30 pm. Medicines will be issued at the dispensary from 9.30 am to 1 pm. Diagnostic facilities will be available at the Emergency Block. Geriatric OPD functions on week days too but then it came to notice that senior citizens often faced problems in accessing the medical facilities due to overcrowding, Gupta said. They often have to wait or stand in queues due to overcrowding following which the decision was taken, he said. Around 8,000-9,000 patients, of whom around 10-15 per cent are the elderly, visit the hospital daily for treatment in various departments. The initiative is aimed at providing special care and comfort to senior citizens and also to make them feel important, he said. Safdarjung Hospital is a 2,900-bed multi-specialty hospital. The hospital has a huge demand for MRI scans services with 40-50 scans being conducted every day and a waiting time of over three months for a person to get an MRI scan done. “Radiology services in the hospital will get a significant boost with the installation of a second MRI system GE Healthcare’s 3T MRI system 750W, which comes with a host of advanced features,” a senior official said.last_img read more

Some members of legal community oppose Ontarios use of notwithstanding clause

first_imgTORONTO – As Ontario’s legislature prepared to hold a rare midnight sitting to debate a bill that would cut the size of Toronto city council, members of Canada’s legal community called on the government not to overrule a court decision striking down an earlier version of the legislation.On Sunday afternoon, an open letter signed by about 400 Ontario legal professionals was sent to Attorney General Caroline Mulroney asking that she not support the use of the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause.The clause was invoked by Bill 31, dubbed the Efficient Local Government Act, which reintroduces legislation that was struck down by an Ontario Superior Court judge.The judge ruled that the initial bill violated the charter rights of candidates and voters in Toronto’s upcoming election.The new bill, which slashes the number of Toronto councillors to 25 from 47, was debated at an uncommon weekend sitting at Queen’s Park on Saturday.The lieutenant-governor granted the government’s request to reconvene the house at 12:01 a.m. Monday to continue to expedite passage of the bill.Will Hutcheson, a family lawyer based in Toronto and author of the letter, says the provincial government’s use of the clause violates the rights of both the candidates in the election and the citizens of Toronto.“I think it’s really dangerous to use the notwithstanding clause,” said Hutcheson. “Rights can be overwritten by the notwithstanding clause … that means the charter really doesn’t protect our rights the way Canadians have thought it does.”Hutcheson said he wrote the letter on Wednesday and published it online, and since then it has been signed hundreds of times. He said he is sending it to Mulroney and her office on Sunday ahead of the midnight sitting.“We, the undersigned members of the legal community, are writing this open letter to you because your office is assigned to champion and safeguard the fundamental principles of the rule of law and due process in Ontario, and the rights of the people,” reads the letter. “We are gravely concerned about Premier Doug Ford’s proposed use of the notwithstanding clause.”A second letter, sent to Ford and Mulroney and signed by more than 80 law professors from across the country, calls the Ontario government’s use of the notwithstanding clause “a dangerous precedent that strikes at the heart of our constitutional democracy.”The professors say they recognize that it is within the government’s power to invoke the notwithstanding clause, “but it should never be the first resort – it should be the last.”“The notwithstanding clause must be the exception – not the rule,” states the letter spearheaded by University of Toronto professor Brenda Cossman.The letter notes Ford has suggested he would not hesitate to use the clause in the future and says his invoking it in this instance is “challenging the core principles underlying our constitutional democracy.”The professors say it rejects the role of an independent judiciary in upholding the fundamental rights and freedoms of every person in Ontario.The Ministry of the Attorney General did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday.Earlier this week, City of Toronto clerk Ulli Watkiss said that with each passing day it becomes “virtually impossible” to ensure the city provides its residents and candidates with a fair election.Government House Leader Todd Smith has said that the city needs certainty around its election, which is set for Oct. 22, so the bill must be passed quickly.Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath said New Democrats would continue to oppose the use of the notwithstanding clause, saying Ford has dragged the entire province into a “personal grudge match against Toronto.”“The best chance of allowing Toronto to hold a fair, democratic election this fall is for Bill 31 to be withdrawn,” Horwath said in a release Sunday evening.The government finds itself crunched for time at the legislature with the International Plowing Match in Chatham-Kent set for Tuesday and each year Queen’s Park closes for a day so all politicians can attend.The midnight sitting will allow the Tory government to reach the needed 6 1/2 hours on this stage of debate to push the bill forward in the legislative process.last_img read more

One Night Only With Hugh Jackman For Charity

first_imgAcademy Award nominee and Tony and Golden Globe Award winner Hugh Jackman will bring his critically acclaimed one-man show from Broadway to Los Angeles for a one night only performance benefitting MPTF (Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation).Hugh Jackman…One Night Only will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at The Dolby Theatre, marking his first time performing in Southern California. The One Night Only event is co-chaired by Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO, 20th Century Fox, and his wife Ann, longtime supporters of MPTF.Hugh Jackman’s involvement with MPTF, a 92-year-old charity that provides essential health care, wellness, social services, child care and retirement services to the entertainment community, began in 2007 when he first performed and co-hosted the organization’s “A Fine Romance” – an event celebrating the love affair between Broadway and Hollywood.“Through Jim Gianopulos I became aware of MPTF’s deep roots in Hollywood and their amazing work helping entertainment industry colleagues in need and the simple concept of taking care of our own,” said Hugh Jackman. “Films, television and theatre have brought me great success throughout my career and it is one of my greatest pleasures to give back by putting on a show as a benefit to support MPTF.”“This event marks two distinct but equally special occasions: First, we have the honor of bringing Hugh Jackman’s spectacular one-man show to Los Angeles as a fundraiser for MPTF; and secondly, we get to celebrate Hugh — one of our industry’s brightest talents — on his birthday that same night,” said Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO, 20th Century Fox. “We are thrilled to provide Los Angeles with an opportunity to experience Hugh’s boundless talent and generosity.”“It is such an extraordinary fundraising opportunity that Hugh Jackman has made possible for MPTF – in addition to the concert we are planning a major live and online auction and special opportunities for the entertainment community at all levels to come together to celebrate his spirit of generosity and caring,” added Ken Scherer, CEO, MPTF Foundation.MPTF is presenting Hugh Jackman…One Night Only at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles alongside presenting sponsors American Express, Dolby, Delta, Fiat and 20th Century Fox. American Express will offer Cardmembers the chance to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. The American Express pre-sale begins on Friday, July 26 at 10 AM PST. Tickets will be made available to the general public via Ticketmaster on Friday, August 9. Additional sponsors for the event include Dial Global and City National Bank.“Most people know the Dolby Theatre as the home of Hollywood’s biggest night, the Oscars,” said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President of Cinema at Dolby Laboratories. “What audiences will discover when they come support the MPTF and enjoy Hugh Jackman…One Night Only is that the Dolby Theatre is also a showcase for the very best in entertainment technologies. We’ve done everything we can to enhance the experience, starting with the very best in sound. It is our way of supporting an organization that has done so much for the entertainment community.”Delta is one of the largest operators in California, with its major gateway at Los Angeles International, where it offers 113 peak-day departures and nonstop service to seven international destinations and 32 domestic destinations. We complement our travel service to the residents and visitors of Los Angeles by aligning with local causes, charities and organizations that make a difference in this community. Delta is proud to support Hugh Jackman…One Night Only, benefitting MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund), which provides vital sources to the entertainment community.For more information about Hugh Jackman…One Night Only benefitting MPTF, please visit www.HughJackmanLive.com.last_img read more

Guests And Special Hosts For Race To Erase MS Announced

first_imgHosts and guests for this year’s Race to Erase MS have been revealed.Nancy Davis will welcome guests to the 22nd annual Race To Erase MS benefiting Race to Erase MS and its “Center Without Walls” program which continues to raise funds in order to provide treatment and ultimately find a cure for MS. Guests will be able to participate in a silent auction before enjoying a dinner gala featuring live musical performances by Ne-Yo, Rita Ora and Matty B. Fashion Icon Tommy Hilfiger will be presented with the Race to Erase MS “Medal of Hope” Award. The evening will also include a one-of-a-kind live auction featuring fabulous vacation getaways and experiential packages.Special hosts for the evening include Sharon & Kelly Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Anne Heche & James Tupper, and Paris Hilton. Additional guests include Alyssa Milano, Lance Bass, Taryn Manning, Larry King, Frances Fisher, Candace Cameron Bure, Lea Thompson, Rowan Blanchard, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Christine Devine, Clementine Ford, Camille Grammer, G. Hannelius, Lydia Hearst, Robert Herjavec, Olivia Holt, Carrie Ann Inaba, Kym Johnson, Cobi Jones, Robert Knepper, James Maslow, Katherine McNamara, Aly Michalka, AJ Michalka, Peta Murgatroyd, Austin North, Willow Shields, Alli Simpson, Lisa Vanderpump & Ken Todd, Loni Anderson, Lindsay Arnold, and many more.WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2015WHERE: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza2025 Avenue of the StarsLos Angeles, CA 90067Find out more here.last_img read more

OuarzazateNoor FarReaching Project in Renewable Energy

Ouarzazate – Ouarzazate-Noor is a far-reaching project in terms of renewable energy and energy supply bringing together technological innovation and sustainable development, said, on Friday in Ouarzazate, vice president of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Román Escolano.The funding of this solar complex is a real pride for the EU bank which, along with Morocco, made climate action a top priority, said Escolano in a speech on the sidelines of a press visit to the Ouarzazate-Noor complex, noting that the Kingdom is a key partner of the EIB in the Mediterranean region.Since 2011, 28% of EIB investment in Morocco was earmarked for climate action, which corresponds to 500 million euros out of 1.7 billion euros, he said. On his participation in the COP22, Escolano said that, as a privileged partner of Morocco for many years, the EIB will ink during this event a new financing agreement with the office of electricity and drinking water (ONEE) for the extension and the modernization of the purification network in small Moroccan cities. read more

UN Assembly to meet Friday in emergency session on ICJ ruling

The resumption of the tenth emergency special session comes at the request of a majority of UN Member States, the Arab Group and the Non-Aligned Movement, according to Michele Montas, spokesperson for the Assembly’s President.Last Friday the ICJ – the UN’s principal judicial organ – issued a 14-to-1 majority opinion stating that Israel’s building of a barrier in the occupied Palestinian territory is illegal, and that construction must stop immediately and Israel should make reparations for any damage caused.The World Court’s non-binding ruling also said the Assembly and Security Council should consider what steps to take to bring to an end the illegal situation created by the barrier.The ICJ’s action stemmed from an Assembly resolution passed last December during a resumption of the emergency special session asking the Court to urgently render an opinion on the legal consequences of the barrier’s construction.That meeting was the fourth resumption of the emergency special session during the Assembly’s current term. In October the 191-member body overwhelmingly adopted a measure by a vote of 144 to 4 demanding that Israel stop and reverse construction of the barrier.The emergency special session dates back to 1997 when Israel began construction of a new settlement south of East Jerusalem and after the Security Council met twice on that issue but failed to adopt resolutions. Using a formula known as “Uniting for Peace,” which allows the Assembly to step in on security issues when the Council fails to act, the special emergency session was convened in April, July and November of that year, and also in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. read more

Ford UAW reach tentative contract agreement as GM workers continue voting

Ford, UAW reach tentative contract agreement as GM workers continue voting DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract.The UAW said the agreement was reached Friday morning. The contract covers 53,000 workers at 22 U.S. plants.No details were released, but the contract is expected to mirror deals reached with General Motors and Fiat Chrysler. Those contracts eliminate a two-tiered wage system at U.S. plants over eight years. They also give pay increases to longtime workers for the first time in a decade.Fiat Chrysler workers approved their contract last month. GM workers are still voting but are expected to pass their agreement this weekend.UAW leaders from Ford’s plants will meet Monday in Detroit. If they vote to approve the agreement, the union will release details. by The Associated Press Posted Nov 6, 2015 12:18 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 6, 2015 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Chatham attack Woman who had throat slit in shopping centre car park

first_imgMolly McLaren is understood to have been a student at the University of KentCredit:Facebook Molly McLaren A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called to a serious assault in the dockside area of Maritime Way at 11.03am on Thursday 29 June 2017.”A woman in her 20s had sustained injuries consistent with a stabbing and died at the scene.”Joshua Stimpson, 25 and of High Street in Wouldham, Rochester, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.”On the afternoon of Friday 30 June 2017, officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate charged him with the murder of Molly McLaren. Molly McLaren “The victim and the suspect were known to each other and enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.”As part of officers’ on-going enquires, any previous reports made by the victim to Kent Police regarding the suspect will form part of the murder investigation.”Kent Police has referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and they will determine whether there is a requirement for them to investigate. Sports science student Molly McLaren, 23, was discovered after a stabbing in front of shoppers at the Dockside Outlet Centre in Chatham, Kent.Miss McLaren, of Cobham near Gravesend, Kent, is understood to have been a student at the University of Kent, where she was studying Exercise, Sport and Health Education.She and Stimpson had told friends of their relationship on Facebook last December and their social media profiles featured several pictures of them together.Floral tributes have been left in the shopping centre car park.Kent Police confirmed the victim suffered injuries consistent with a stabbing and died at the scene.Witnesses claim to have heard screams and the beeping of the car horn.Witnesses told how the young woman was found in a car on Thursday morning.”I’m a bit shaken by what I’ve just seen,” said witness Michelle Textall.Another witness said: “A lady said the woman’s throat was slit. If that’s the case it’s quite terrible. Police at the scene of the attack at the Dockside Outlet Centre in ChathamCredit:WENN/ZDS Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Dockside outlet centre in Chatham “He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court on the afternoon of Friday 30 June 2017. Molly McLaren is understood to have known the arrested manCredit:Facebook “This stuff doesn’t really happen round here, at this time of day as well. I’ve been here loads of times before at this time of day, so for this to happen is a disaster.”Miss McLaren was a second year undergraduate at the University of Kent studying Sport and Exercise for Health and worked as a dog walker and in pubs to fund her studies.Stimpson, from Rochester, has been remanded in custody and appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Friday afternoon.Police have revealed any previous reports allegedly made about Stimpson by the victim to Kent Police will form part of their investigation Police have charged a man over the brutal killing of a student whose throat was reportedly slit in a shopping centre car park.Joshua Stimpson, 25, was arrested at scene of the terrifying attack at Dockside Shopping Outlet in Chatham, Kent, at around 11am on Thursday.last_img read more

For sale £700000 Georgian boathouse that comes with a share of Princess

Princess Anne Rupert Sturgis, a partner in the ­Tetbury office at Knight Frank, said: “The famous architect John Pawson came up with the design, but the planning has lapsed and it’s back on the ­market. It will be breathtaking. It could be a retreat for someone looking to escape and enjoy the tranquillity. Princess AnneCredit:Mark Cuthbert/Getty  A Georgian boathouse which stands near the Princess Royal’s estate has been put up for sale for £700,000, with the buyer in line to gain an equal share of her lake.The 185-year-old lakeside property neighbours the Princess’s Gatcombe Park Estate, near Tetbury, Glos.The boathouse, which is set in nine acres of woodland, has become available to buy for £700,000, and includes half of 12-acre Gatcombe Water plus full fishing rights with trout stocks in the man-made lake.The other six acres is owned by the Gatcombe Park Estate, the country ­residence bought by the Queen in the Seventies as a gift for her daughter.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The boathouse is owned by an Australian businessman, who estate agents said bought it as a retreat almost 10 years ago but whose plans to convert it into a family home lapsed.It is currently used as a fishing club hut. “It would also suit a fishing fan, but it is large enough for a local person wanting a full-time family home.”The lapsed planning permission was granted for a family house with three bedrooms – all with en-suite bathrooms – a lounge, kitchen, open-plan living room and dining area with a ­covered balcony.Fresh plans have been submitted to convert the boathouse into a four bedroom “contemporary design which is complementary to the old boat house”.Cotswold district council is expected to make a decision on the plans at the end of the month.Mr Sturgis added: “I’ve been doing this for a long time and I’ve never seen anything like it. It is a magical setting and we’ve already had a lot of interest in it.” read more

Sitdown Sunday 7 deadly reads

first_imgDetroit is the true 20th-century boomtown, the most American of stories. In 100 years, we went from a backwater hamlet to one of the richest cities in the United States. Referred to as the “Paris of the Midwest,” it was the city with the most theater seats in the U.S. outside of Broadway, the silicon valley of the ’60s, the highest rate of homeownership in the nation. We boomed and we busted, hard and early, and like an alcoholic drunk on 20th-century capitalism, we hit rock bottom first and hardest.(Buzzfeed– approx 31 minutes reading time, 6324 words)2.Technical privilegePhilip Guo writes about fitting the ‘image’ of being a technical whizz, despite not having a tech background. This assumption affected his career in a number of ways.(PG Bovine– approx 9 minutes reading time, 1997 words)Instead of facing implicit bias or stereotype threat, I had the privilege of implicit endorsement. For instance, whenever I attended technical meetings, people would assume that I knew what I was doing (regardless of whether I did or not) and treat me accordingly. If I stared at someone in silence and nodded as they were talking, they would usually assume that I understood, not that I was clueless. Nobody ever talked down to me, and I always got the benefit of the doubt in technical settings.Pic: Gerard Fritz/Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images3. The open-plan office trapMaria Konnikova tells us that 70 per cent of all offices now have an open floor plan. However, it might not be all it’s cracked up to be.(New Yorker – approx 5 minutes reading time, 1076 words)In 2011, the organizational psychologist Matthew Davis reviewed more than a hundred studies about office environments. He found that, though open offices often fostered a symbolic sense of organizational mission, making employees feel like part of a more laid-back, innovative enterprise, they were damaging to the workers’ attention spans, productivity, creative thinking, and satisfaction.4. Power and likeabilityAnn Friedman writes about whether women can be powerful and likeable – or if something changes as females near the top. Can you be successful and liked?(The Cut – approx 5 minutes reading time, 1118 words)Tough love and honesty are supposedly kryptonite to most women’s likability, but when I think of the people I like the most, they aren’t the most agreeable. They are honest with me, but not so blunt as to disregard my feelings altogether. They are challenging, but don’t argue for the sake of argument. 6. Wild women of AlaskaEva Holland was one of those who took part in Alaska’s Wilderness Woman 2013 competition. The aim of the competition? To prove – in an ‘ironic’ fashion – that they would be worthy wives for Alaskan bachelors.(SB Nation– approx 21 minutes reading time, 4323 words)I wondered, as I waited for my heat to begin, whether the whole thing might be better suited to a gender studies dissertation than to a sports story. But it was too late now. A crowd of spectators had gathered along Talkeetna’s snowy main drag. Men placed bets on the probable winners. Women in colorful wigs and numbered bibs like mine drank from pocket flasks, and children and dogs roamed freely.…AND ONE FROM THE ARCHIVES…File pic: Paul Faith/PA WireIn 2009, Fran and Dan Keller were imprisoned for sexually abusing a child at a day centre. But were they guilty of being members of a Satanic cult?(Texas Monthly – approx 67 minutes reading time, 13402 words)A client of Hutchins’, whacked-out on drugs almost to the point of being comatose, was driven to the Cicada Recovery Center one night by one of her alters, who turned out to be completely drug-free. It was common for an alter to have different-colored eyes from its host’s. Scars that appeared on one personality could not be detected on another.Interested in longreads during the week? Look out for Catch-Up Wednesday every Wednesday evening.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday >The Sports Pages – the best sports writing collected every week by TheScore.ie > IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair. We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. My $500 Detroit houseDrew Philip was 23 when he bought a house in Detroit – a city suffering the effects of economic ruin following the collapse of its motor industry – at the age of 23. He was “determined to fix this broken chaotic city”.center_img Pic: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul5. War reportingPatrick Cockburn looks at war reporting and journalists who journey to write about conflict. He examines if the ‘YouTube’ war has made things worse, and what impact the internet has had on the way war is reported.(London Review of Books – approx 18 minutes reading time, 3762 words)In 2001 reports of the Afghan war gave the impression that the Taliban had been beaten decisively even though there had been very little fighting. In 2003 there was a belief in the West that Saddam Hussein’s forces had been crushed when in fact the Iraqi army, including the units of the elite Special Republican Guard, had simply disbanded and gone home. last_img read more

What does a red weather alert actually mean

first_img 22,841 Views What does a red weather alert actually mean? It basically means take action. The weather service says that a red alert means:“A comparatively rare event and implies that recipients take action to protect themselves and/or their properties; this could be by moving their families out of the danger zone temporarily; by staying indoors; or by other specific actions aimed at mitigating the effects of the weather conditions.”To qualify as a red alert for snow, the forecast has to call for ”significant falls of snow likely to cause accumulations of 8cm” and that the situation is “likely to worsen”.While some may be sceptical about the alerts, Met Éireann says that they are necessary.“The core rationale for issuing Weather Warnings is to protect the lives and livelihoods of all of the nation’s citizens, and to mitigate damage to property and disturbance to economic activity at times of severe weather.”Today’s red alert is in place until tomorrow at 12pm.Read: Red weather warning issued after heavy overnight snow Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 9:48 AM Feb 28th 2018, 9:49 AM By Paul Hosford Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/3876090 BY NOW YOU will know that there is a red weather warning in place for five Irish counties.But what does that mean?If you live in Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow or Meath, what should you be doing?Here’s what Met Éireann says the warnings mean on a basic level:center_img Snow outside Trinity College. 28 Comments Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Snow outside Trinity College. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Share16 Tweet Email Short URL Yellow – Be alertOrange – Be preparedRed – Take actionlast_img read more

Woman arrested at Dublin Airport over 2012 road death

first_img No Comments Feb 15th 2017, 10:27 AM Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 10:27 AM By Daragh Brophy Short URL A WOMAN HAS been arrested in connection with the death of a 19-year-old in a road crash in Co Monaghan five years ago.Ciaran McKenna was killed in the crash, which happened at around 5am on 30 July 2012. He lost control of his car at a bend near Castleblaney, according to media reports at the time.In a statement, gardaí said they had arrested a woman in her 20s at Dublin Airport today.“She has been charged to appear at Carrickmacross District Court at 10.30am in relation to a fatal road traffic collision at Maghernakill, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan, which resulted in the death of Ciaran McKenna from Crossmaglen, Co Armagh,” gardaí said.The young man, who played for Crossmaglen Rangers, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the crash.A female passenger, who was aged in her late teens, was taken to hospital in Drogheda for treatment to injuries described at the time as non-life threatening.Comments have been disabled as court proceedings are ongoing. Read: Family avoid injury after shots fired at home in Finglas >Read: Trump campaign team had contacts with senior Russian officials – report > Share3 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3240617 Image: PA Archive/PA Images Image: PA Archive/PA Images Woman arrested at Dublin Airport over 2012 road death The woman, aged in her 20s, is due to appear before court this morning. 44,636 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Lalcool avec modération est bon pour le coeur

first_imgL’alcool avec modération est bon pour le coeurLe couplage de plusieurs études concernant l’effet de l’alcool à petite dose sur le corps humain montrerait une nouvelle fois qu’en effet, consommer de l’alcool avec modération peut être bénéfique à l’homme.Le British Medical Journal publie aujourd’hui sur son site internet des méta-analyses (ces analyses qui regroupent et recoupent plusieurs études indépendantes sur un même sujet) concernant le lien entre alcool et santé. Ainsi, une nouvelle fois, il a été prouvé que boire de l’alcool avec modération, à raison d’un verre par jour, pourrait être très bénéfique pour le cœur humain, et diminuerait les risques du consommateur de décéder un jour d’une maladie cardiaque.Au total, ce sont 84 études sur le sujet cœur/alcool qui ont été passées au peigne fin pour la principale méta-analyse par les chercheurs de l’Université de Calgary, située au Canada. Le lien établi entre ces études est que la consommation d’un verre de vin pour les femmes, et deux verres pour les hommes, par jour, contribuerait à augmenter le niveau de “bon” cholesterol qui protège alors le cœur. En suivant ce principe, nous aurions alors de 14 à 25% moins de risques de mourir d’une maladie cardiaque par rapport à quelqu’un qui ne consomme absolument pas d’alcool. Une autre méta-analyse expliquerait également que si le vin rouge est souvent mis en avant pour ses bénéfices sur le cœur, l’alcool importerait peu finalement, pour peu que l’on respecte la limite de 15 grammes d’alcool pour les femmes et 30 pour les hommes.Le 26 février 2011 à 12:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Geek Deals Try Some Highlights from Aspen Comics for just 1

first_imgIf you’re in the mood to explore comics beyond the major publishers, this Humble Comics Bundle by Aspen Comics packs in over $600 worth of DRM-free books for a mere $15. And if you just want a little taste, you can start for even less. • Humble Comics Bundle: Highlights from Aspen ComicsPay a minimum of a dollar, and nine multi-format digital comics will be yours to keep. You’ll get the first omnibuses for Fathom, Soulfire, and EA: Iris – plus a swath of other content.Spend at least $1Fathom Omnibus #1 (1 and 2) Soulfire Omnibus #1 (1 and 2) EA: Iris Omnibus #1 (1 and 2)Charismagic Vol.1Shrugged Vol.1No World Vol.1Psycho Bonkers Vol.1Aspen Universe: Revelations Vol.1Michael Turner’s Fathom: Killian’s TidePitch in $8, and you’ll get continuations for many of the series mentioned above plus great books like Lola XOXO, BubbleGun, and Dellec.Spend at least $8Fathom Omnibus #2 (3 and 4)Soulfire Omnibus #2 (3 and 4)EA: Iris Omnibus #2 (3 and 4)Charismagic Vol. 2Shrugged Vol. 2Dellec Vol.1Aspen Universe: Decimation Vol.1Lola XOXO Omnibus #1 (1, 2, and WLMD)BubbleGun Omnibus #1 (1 and 2)Portal Bound Vol. 1Splash 2018Michael Turner Re-mastered SketchbookAt the $15 tier, you’ll unlock everything the bundle has to give. Aspen franchises keep on rolling along with more volumes, and you’ll get to try Overtaken, Jirni, and more.Spend at least $15Fathom Omnibus #3 (5 and 6)Soulfire Omnibus #3 (5 and 6)EA: Iris Omnibus #3 (Vol. 5 and Hit List Agenda)Charismagic Vol. 3Charismagic The Death Princess Vol.1Shrugged Vol. 3Overtaken Vol. 1Jirni Omnibus #1 (Vol. 1-3)Mindfield Vol. 1Aspen/Valhalla Collection: (Dead Man’s Run /The Scourge)Aspen Mascots and Halloween ComicfestMichael Turner LegacyAspenStore.com Free Book CodeThe Hero Initiative, a non-profit charity, will benefit from some of your purchase. This organization works to help comic creators in times of need, so you’ll be doing a little bit of good this holiday season.Sale Ends: December 17th, 2018 at 11AM PTNote: Terms and conditions apply. See the Humble site for more information.For more great Humble deals, go to TechBargains.last_img read more

ASA Supports Infrastructure Investment at Waterways Council Meeting Hill Visits

first_imgASA CEO Ryan Findlay (front left) hears USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue deliver the keynote address at the Waterways Council Inc. meeting this week.ASA participated in the Waterways Council Inc.(WCI) board meeting, policy seminar, and Hill visits this week, in support of increasing investment in inland waterways and accelerating completion of projects vital to the transportation of soybeans and our global competitiveness. ASA CEO Ryan Findlay and Washington Representative Tom Hance heard USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue deliver the keynote address to the group on Wednesday. Other speakers at the WCI seminar include Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), James Comer (R-KY), Sam Graves 9R-MO), along with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials and key staff from the House and Senate Transportation & Infrastructure and Appropriations Committees.last_img read more

4 children hospitalized after rollover wreck in Little Haiti

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Rescue crews took four children under 10 years old to the hospital after, police said, they were involved in a rollover crash in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the wreck near Northwest Second Avenue and 62nd Street, just after 12:45 p.m., Saturday.Investigators said one child was thrown from the SUV during the crash.7News cameras captured the moment the children’s father arrived at the scene. He was seen running toward his children and hugging them after learning about the incident.Paramedics took the victims to an area hospital in unknown condition.The cause the crash remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Chris Cornells Children Discuss Their Fathers Musical Legacy It Was His Passion

first_img Facebook Chris Cornell’s Children Discuss His Legacy chris-cornells-children-discuss-their-fathers-musical-legacy-it-was-his-passion News Twitter Chris Cornell’s Children Discuss Their Father’s Musical Legacy: “It Was His Passion” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 13, 2019 – 4:16 pm Toni & Christopher Cornell | 2019 GRAMMYs center_img Backstage at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards, Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni and son Christopher talk about their father’s posthumous GRAMMY win and his role as a fatherNate HertweckGRAMMYs Feb 13, 2019 – 5:57 pm In perhaps the most bittersweet moment of the 61st GRAMMY Awards, late rock icon Chris Cornell won Best Rock Performance posthumously for his captivating song “When Bad Does Good.” Cornell’s family was in attendance, and his daughter Toni and son Christopher accepted the award on his behalf.  Email “I never thought we would be standing here without my dad,” Christopher said during their acceptance speech at the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony. “I’m sure he would be proud and honored. He was a rock icon, the Godfather of grunge and a creator of a movement. While he touched the hearts of millions, the most important thing he is known for, for us, is for being the greatest father and our hero.””His voice was his vision and his music was his peace,” Toni added, before thanking her mother, Vicky, who compiled the four-disc retrospective box-set containing “When Bad Does Good.” “Thank you to our mom — his love, his muse and his savior who continues to carry out our father’s legacy … this is for you, daddy.”Backstage at the 61st GRAMMYs, our own one-on-one interview host Ted Stryker got the chance to speak with Toni and Christopher after their father’s GRAMMY win. Stryker, who had spoken with Chris Cornell many times in the past, asked Toni and Christopher how it felt to accept the award on their father’s behalf. “He was always working so hard. It was his passion,” Toni told Stryker backstage. “To see him win is so rewarding but at the same time, I wish he was here.”While Cornell’s incredible legacy as a songwriter, vocalist and musician looms large, his children also offered insight on his role as a father. “He was always there,” Toni continued. “There was never a time he wasn’t there. Even when he was on tour, we would always speak to him. He was just so hands-on, and he always made sure we were okay, that we were safe, and of course with our mom involved, too. He was such an involved father, and I think that’s the worst part about everything that’s happened.”Cornell passed away on May 17, 2017. Just last month, the star-studded tribute concert I Am The Highway was held in Los Angeles featuring performances by Fiona Apple, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, Josh Homme, Adam Levine, Ziggy Marley, Metallica, Miguel, and Chris Stapleton.Cornell has 16 total career GRAMMY nominations and his posthumous win at this year’s GRAMMY marked the third of his illustrious career, the first two coming at the 37th GRAMMY Awards for 1994 when Soundgarden took home Best Hard Rock Performance for “Black Hole Sun” and Best Metal Performance for “Spoonman.” 2019 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominees And Winners List Read morelast_img read more

Being bullied at workplace can change behaviour for worse

first_imgIf you are bullied at the workplace, it may lead to counterproductive behaviour besides harming your health, warn researchers. The study showed that in some cases this is characterised by a lack of problem-solving and high avoidance coping strategies like drinking alcohol when having a problem and experiencing very frequent negative emotions. “Overall, our results show the need to consider not only exposure to and types of bullying but also their associated consequences,” said Roberta Fida, Professor at the University of East Anglia in England. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”In particular, the findings highlight that victimisation is associated not only with health problems but also with a greater likelihood of not behaving in line with the expected social and organisational norms,” Fida added. Bullying is one of the major occupational stresses for employees and the effects can compromise their development and health, as well as interfere with the achievement of both personal and professional goals. In the recently published study, the researchers identified different configurations of victims by considering not only exposure to and types of bullying, but also health problems and bad behaviour. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe researchers asked more than 1000 Italian employees about their experiences of workplace bullying, counterproductive behaviour and health symptoms. They were also asked about their coping strategies, negative emotions experienced at work and moral disengagement. “The greater the intensity of bullying and the more the exposure to different types of bullying, the higher the likelihood of engaging in counterproductive workplace behaviour,” said study lead author Fida. “In addition, it is essential to also promote behavioural regulation strategies to reduce moral disengagement, as well as negative behaviour, such as drinking more alcohol.”last_img read more