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COSCO Shipping Lines Falls Victim to Cyber Attack

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first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Kees Torn COSCO Shipping Lines confirmed that it has been hit by a cyber attack impacting its internet connection within its offices in America.As such, local email and network telephone were not working properly and the company decided to shut down the connections with other regions for further investigation.Based on the information released so far, the incident that took place on Tuesday, July 24, was described as a ransomware attack.The Chinese shipping and logistics company said that its vessels were not impacted and that its main business operation systems were performing stably. However, COSCO’s terminal at the Port of Long Beach was affected.“We are glad to inform you that we have taken effective measures. Except for above regions affected by the network problem, the business operation within all other regions will be recovered very soon. The business operations in the affected regions are still being carried out, and we are trying best to make a full and quick recovery. We will keep you updated of the latest progress through various channels,” the company said.The latest attack is a stark reminder of the ever growing threat from cyber attacks in the maritime world which ic becoming increasingly dependent on digital technology.Even though the impact was not as severe as the one experienced by Maersk Group in June 2017, companies are encouraged to boost their cyber security if they want to avoid the scenario that cost Maersk around USD 300 million.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Kees Torn/Flickrlast_img read more

Videotron opens 4Degrees data centre in Montréal

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first_imgSOURCE Videotron Videotron today officially opened its new 4Degrees data centre in Montréal. The 4,000-square-metre facility in the heart of Technoparc Saint-Laurent boasts one of the largest server rooms in Québec. The building, designed specifically for data hosting, was constructed at a total cost of $40 million.Located in Saint-Laurent borough in Montréal’s aerospace, life sciences and ICT hub, the data centre has available electrical supply of 16 megawatts to meet the growing data management and processing needs of businesses today. It is Videotron’s second 4Degrees data centre, joining the recently expanded data centre in Québec City.“In an age when big data and cloud computing have become business basics, the opening of the 4Degrees data centre in Montréal is an important step in strengthening Videotron’s foothold in the booming data hosting business,” said Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Videotron. “This move equips us to offer businesses a full line of colocation solutions tailored to their needs. We are confident it will further bolster our position as Québec’s business telecommunications leader.” Facebook Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: “This project fits perfectly into our economic development strategy and our drive to make Montréal a smart city, a hub of innovation and digital technology,” said Montréal Mayor Denis Coderre. “The popularity of data centres and cloud computing with businesses and institutions is evident. This project clearly signals that Montréal is creating a supportive environment for the growth of tech businesses.”Meets highest international standardsDesigned and constructed specifically for the purpose of data hosting, the new 4Degrees centre meets the highest international standards. Its spatial configuration is optimized to meet customers’ technical needs without compromising on architecture or security.The Montréal centre is now connected to the Québec City centre via Videotron’s fibre optic network. The connectivity will make Videotron the only supplier in Québec able to offer Tier III certified intraprovincial redundancy. Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute in the US is the international gold standard for continuous uptime. 4Degrees’ setup therefore gives customers the firmest assurance of data security and business continuity.The new 4Degrees data centre is also in the process of obtaining Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification. The international standard means 4Degrees’ customers will be able to operate their e-commerce solutions in accordance with the most stringent security standards in the industry. Finally, 4Degrees has ISO27001 certification, one of the most widely recognized information security standards in the world.The building was constructed by a consortium consisting of Kelvin Emtech, a Québec-based engineering firm specializing in data centres, and general contractor Decarel, both past partners of Videotron in the construction of technical facilities.Videotron Business Solutions: growing fastThe opening of the 4Degrees data centre in Montréal is another example of Videotron’s commitment to offering the business community a complete portfolio of products and services. The state-of-the-art facility positions Videotron Business Solutions to make its mark in the colocation solutions market, inside and outside Québec. Videotron Business Solutions already serves more than 60% of Québec businesses, a total of approximately 135,000 business customers, including more than 65,000 in Montréal. It has the highest customer satisfaction rate in the industry and the largest number of customers who would recommend it as a telecommunications provider. As this announcement shows, Videotron Business Solutions is constantly working to make life simpler for its customers.About 4Degrees4Degrees (www.4degres.com) has created the largest colocation data centre in the Québec City area. It is dedicated to providing businesses and institutions with sophisticated, high availability Tier III colocation infrastructure and secure e-commerce payment options (PCI DSS) in the heart of Québec City and Montréal. With an ideal combination of clean hydroelectric power and cold temperatures, Québec is one of the best places in the world to implement a data centre. 4Degrees takes its name from the average annual temperature in Québec City, 4.6°C. Through the use of colder outdoor air, 4Degrees is able to maintain IT equipment at optimal operating temperatures while generating significant energy savings.Videotron (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of March 31, 2016, Videotron was serving 1,722,000 cable television customers, including 1,568,900 Digital TV subscribers. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,578,100 subscribers to its cable service as of March 31, 2016. As of the same date, Videotron had 795,700 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,304,300 Québec households and organizations. For the eleventh consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Québec’s most respected telecommunications company in the annual Léger survey.Follow us on the Web | facebook.com/videotronFollow us on Twitter | twitter.com/videotron Advertisementlast_img read more

Stock markets surge higher following news of USChina trade talks

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first_imgIndex and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) The Canadian Press TORONTO — North American stock markets surged higher in late-morning trading following news of trade talks between the U.S. and China set for next week.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 190.79 points at 14,403.54.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 680.15 points at 23,366.37.The S&P 500 index was up 76.76 points at 2,524.65, while the Nasdaq composite was up 245.47 points at 6,708.97.The Canadian dollar traded for 74.69 cents US compared with an average of 74.02 cents US on Thursday.The February crude contract was up US$1.91 at US$49 per barrel and the February natural gas contract was up 2.7 cents at US$2.97 per mmBTU.The February gold contract was down US$9.60 at US$1,285.20 an ounce and the March copper contract was up 6.4 cents at US$2.63 a pound.last_img read more

Akmeemana Dayarathana further remanded over Rohingya incident

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The monks, including the venerable Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera then entered the house with the Police and live streamed the Police taking the refugees out.Some monks were heard threatening the refugees telling them to go back to Myanmar and also accusing the Police of eating from the hands of the Muslim refugees and protecting them. Monks from the Sinhale Jathika Balamuluwa led a mob and surrounded a house in Mount Lavinia where the Rohingya refugees were staying. The venerable Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera, who was was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) over the recent incident involving Rohingya refugees, was further remanded till October 16.The monk was arrested and remanded last week till today. However after being produced in court today the monk was ordered to be further remanded. The refugees were taken from the house and placed under protective custody at the Mount Lavinia Police station and from there they were taken to Boosa. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Annual poll finds more Canadians confident about their finances than year ago

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TORONTO – It appears Canadians will be entering 2013 in a more positive mood about their finances than they were a year ago, a poll released Thursday suggests.The Harris-Decima poll conducted for CIBC found that 70 per cent of those surveyed were feeling positive about their current financial situation — up six percentage points from a similar survey conducted in late 2011.People who were 65 and older formed the most confident age group, at 73 per cent feeling positive about their current situation. Respondents aged 25 to 34 were the least satisfied group at 67 per cent.The survey also found more people who reported confidence about their ability to reach their future financial goals.The overall average was two percentage points higher than last year, rising to 74 per cent. There was little variation by age group, with all demographics reporting between 73 and 75 per cent.Christina Kramer, a CIBC executive vice-president, said the survey suggests Canadians are more confident about reaching their long-term financial goals as they head into 2013.“The next step is to turn that confidence into action by putting plans in place at the start of the year that will help you make progress towards the things that matter most to you,” Kramer said.There was significant variation depending on the region, both in terms of satisfaction about current finance and confidence and attaining future goals.Only 65 per cent of respondents in British Columbia and the Atlantic region said they felt positive about their financial situation when the poll was conducted. That was 10 percentage points below respondents in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and nine points below respondents in Ontario.Manitoba and Saskatchewan also had the most confidence about meeting future financial goals, with 84 per cent giving positive responses. That was 20 points ahead of Quebec, the least confident region at 64 per cent.This year’s telephone survey of about 2,000 adults across Canada was conducted between Oct. 25 and Nov. 4.A sample of this size is considered to be accurate within 2.2 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, on a national basis.Regional results and other subsets of the national findings are less accurate because of the smaller sample size. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 27, 2012 1:36 pm MDT Annual poll finds more Canadians confident about their finances than year ago read more

Women at BBC have faced veiled threats from management when asking for

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first_img“While individual BBC managers have been supportive, there is still a bunker mentality in some quarters and women have experienced veiled threats made against them when they raised the subject of equal pay,” the statement said. In a submission to MPs, the 170-strong BBC Women group gave 
examples of female staff who had been paid significantly less than men doing the same jobs, in some cases hundreds of thousands of pounds less. Women at the BBC have faced “veiled threats” from management when asking for equal pay, it has been claimed as the corporation prepares to publish a review of presenters’ salaries.center_img It was submitted to the digital, culture, media and sport committee ahead of an appearance…last_img

Children starting school unable to speak or use toilet Ofsted head warns

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A survey found in September the vast majority of head teachers (83 per cent) said that four-year-olds are not adequately prepared for school, with a similar proportion saying they believe the issue has worsened over the past five years. “We know that at the most basic level, poor literacy holds a person back at every stage,” she will add.”As a child, you will do worse at school. As a young adult, you may struggle to find work. And as a parent, you won’t be able to help your own children learn. This is a vicious cycle.”Mrs Spielman will also highlight a recent study which found 70% of schools reported more children starting school without being toilet trained compared to five years ago.Describing this skill as a “simple, but necessary, expectation” for four-year-olds, she will describe how a lack of toilet training can not only be disruptive for teachers, but can also have a negative effect on a child as they start school.”I am not suggesting nurseries are substitute parents,” she will stress.”Nor do I think children should start reception as perfectly well-turned-out mini adults, who always go to the toilet unaided and never have accidents.”But we know that the best nurseries work closely with families, helping to establish simple routines, such as sleep time and potty training, as well as introducing children to foods that they may refuse at home.”The Ofsted head will say children starting their first year of school should also be able to sit still and listen, understand the words “no” and “stop”, and be able to put on their own shoes and coat. Amanda Spielman, head of Ofsted, will urge nursery staff to play their part in helping children learn skills such as speaking and using a toiletCredit:PA She will encourage daycare staff to spend time teaching pre-school children new language skills – whether through songs, nursery rhymes or “time-honoured classics” such as Hans Christian Andersen or Dr Seuss. Amanda Spielman, head of Ofsted, will urge nursery staff to play their part in helping children learn skills such as speaking and using a toilet More and more children are starting school without being able to communicate properly or even use the toilet, the head of Ofsted is due to warn.Amanda Spielman will use a speech to nursery leaders in London on Friday to highlight the rising number of youngsters who lack basic hygiene and language skills by the age of four.She will urge nursery staff to play their part in helping children learn these skills – saying they can “make a world of difference”.Mrs Spielman’s speech is expected to describe some children as “lucky” – those who are given bedtime stories or taught the alphabet by their families.Others, she will say, are “unlucky”, and do not get the same help at home.”We now have a situation where, aged four, some children have less than a third of the English vocabulary of their peers,” she will tell members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance.”These children arrive at school without the words they need to communicate properly. Just imagine the disadvantage they face, right from the start.”Unable to follow what’s going on. Unable to keep up with their classmates. Unable to reach their potential.” 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. read more

Poll Have you ever lodged a complaint about a hospital

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first_imgSIXTY-EIGHT PER cent of patients are unaware that they can officially complain about their hospital stay.An Irish Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare survey revealed that although 93 per cent of the patients surveyed were satisfied with the service they received, one in every five wanted to discuss an area of dissatisfaction but a third felt they never had the opportunity to do so.The aspects of care that patients were most dissatisfied with included emergency department conditions and waiting times and lack of information about hospital routines, tests, medication side effects and after-care.So today we want to know: Have you ever lodged a complaint about a hospital? Poll Results: YesNoI complained but not formallyVote No (992)center_img Yes (231) I complained but not formally (1275)last_img read more

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Locket pays you just for unlocking your Android device

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first_imgEarning a little cash for doing next to nothing sure sounds good, doesn’t it? If you’re willing to hand over control of your Android lockscreen to a new app called Locket, you can earn money just by swiping to unlock.Locket says that the ad space on your Android lockscreen is the the most valuable around, which makes sense. You can’t access your fancy, multi-hundred-dollar smartphone’s functionality without first swiping past it, after all. Join Locket’s captive audience, and you’ll get paid for the same action you’re already doing anyway.The difference, of course, is that your custom background will be replaced by an advertisement. You don’t have to interact with it, however. If you’re interested and want to take advantage of a special offer or watch a brief trailer, swipe to the left. Not so keen on what’s being pitched? Swipe to the right to access your phone like you normally would.Now, you’re not going to get rich using Locket. You’ll earn one cent for qualifying swipes — but there’s a maximum of three per hour. At three cents per hour, it would take you 14 days of constant maxxing out to earn ten bucks. Since very few people unlock their phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week it’s going to take much longer in the real world.Still, money is money. It’s not like that hilarious cat picture is putting any extra coin in your pocket, and even if you only earn $5 in three months it’s still enough to pay for a couple of beers at happy hour four times a year. Even if you’re not interested in the money, someone else will be. You can also choose to donate your earnings to charity instead of cashing out.Yes, Locket has the potential to be an annoyance. If you can sit through ads while you watch tv or flip through them while you read a magazine, however, it ought to be easy enough to adjust on Android. And at least Locket will compensate you for your participation.last_img read more

Zayn vs Kanellis added to WWE Battleground Cena sells PPV

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first_img Now Playing Up Next John Cena Not In Royal Rumble Due To Injury WhatsApp Videos Articles Videos Articles Is it just me or… When Cena tries to do his “intense” look, he just looks like he’s about to cry!? Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR They should’ve had that match on the card to begin with. July 20, 2017 at 10:34 am Jimmy Fallon July 20, 2017 at 12:07 pm Now Playing Up Next NJ Louch Facebook WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Now Playing Up Next John Cena Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need HimVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 98.09%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+center_img Twitter Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene 3 COMMENTS Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Now Playing Up Next July 20, 2017 at 11:38 am Cameron Huff Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Zayn vs. Kanellis added to WWE BattlegroundWWE.com has announced a rematch for this Sunday’s WWE Battleground PPV in Philadelphia between Sami Zayn and Mike Kanellis.This is a rematch from this past Tuesday on Smackdown Live where Kanellis made his WWE television in-ring debut in a win over Zayn (with help from Maria Kanellis).BREAKING: @SamiZayn & @RealMikeBennett will have their rematch THIS SUNDAY at #WWEBattleground, LIVE on @WWENetwork! https://t.co/K0ePrcUUle— WWE (@WWE) July 19, 2017Cena sells PPVJohn Cena has posted a new video on Twitter trying to get people to purchase tickets for the Battleground PPV this Sunday night in Philadelphia.It appears ticket sales have been slower than expected. WWE was reportedly offering cheaper ticket packages as of this past week.This is an important message to everyone on the internet. #WWEBattleground. This Sunday. Philadelphia, PA. @WellsFargoCtr @WWE #SDLive pic.twitter.com/HjQ5NRpEqM— John Cena (@JohnCena) July 19, 2017 AEW announces Boston and Philadelphia television episodes for TNT are sold out AEW announces Women’s World Title Match added for episode three on TNT I can’t imagine how not many people would want to pay to see the greatest WWE Champion since Backlash, Jinder Mahal. Pinterest Brandon Tomblin Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed.last_img

CIBC First Caribbean helps the AIDS Foundation get a Facelift

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 20, 2017 – Nassau – Long-awaited renovations are finally underway at the AIDS Foundation this month, in a bid to give the premises a much-needed facelift leading into the New Year.The renovations start with the instalment of a new kitchen, with help from a recent donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean.   The kitchen is set to be installed between December 22nd and January 8th.   “It won’t be in time for Christmas, because as long as the kids are here we need to use the kitchen.   But we’re hoping  it will be finished by the start of the new school term, a bit like a late Christmas present,” said Lady Camille Barnett, President of the AIDS Foundation.“We still do what we can to give the place a little ‘holiday spirit.’   The kids will have a Christmas party and exchange of gifts.   They put up a Christmas tree last week and they’re very proud of it.“At our afterschool program, we have a part-time cook who prepares a meal for the kids – the idea being that once they have a meal at the end of the day they’ll be able to take their medication,” said Lady Barnett.   “Our kitchen was in dire need of renovation.   The buildings we’re in now were donated to us in the late 1990s, and not much work has ever been done to them because we’ve had to use our resources for other things.   CIBC FirstCaribbean’s donation will go towards renovating the kitchen area, which is vital to the work that we do with young people.”Established in 1992, the AIDS Foundation engages in HIV/AIDS education, awareness, advocacy, support, treatment, and prevention.   Their afterschool program caters to people of all ages, and has three components: academic, psycho-social, and medical.“On the academic side, we have trained educators who work with the kids from 4:00pm until 5:30pm on school assignments Monday through Thursday.   The psycho-social component happens on Friday and it’s all the interaction we do to support them in terms of their health, especially those who are HIV positive.   We teach them anything from self-esteem building, to making good choices and life skills.   With the medical component we work very closely with the Ministry of Health, because they’re the healthcare providers for these young individuals.   We are actively involved with making sure they get to clinic appointments and that they take their medication.“We also found that as some of these kids have grown up, they need help with job preparation and we’re doing that with them as well.   So I like to call this the ‘holistic program,’ because we try to support them and meet all of the needs they have.   Sometimes it involves housing – at one point our social worker actually housed three of the kids in her home because there was no place for them to go and no one for them to be with.  We try to provide complete support for them and at the end of the day we want them to be healthy, productive, and independent young people – that’s the goal,” said Lady Barnett.Part of that process involves creating a “safe space” that is comfortable for program participants.   “There’s still a stigma surrounding HIV, and you don’t want the children coming to a place that’s broken down because that’s not good for their self-esteem.   You want the place to look nice. We’re receiving help to renovate our stairs soon, because they’re in pretty bad condition.   So along with the donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean to renovate our kitchen – all of that is just giving it a little facelift. I think coming to a place that looks decent and not broken down enhances everybody’s self-esteem.”Photo captions:  CIBC FirstCaribbean’s donation to the AIDS Foundation will help give the non-profit organisation a much-needed ‘facelift’ in time for the New Year. L-R: Lady Camille Barnett, President of the AIDS Foundation, and CIBC FirstCaribbean Marketing Director, Maya Nottage.Press Release: CIBCFCIB Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Exec Editor Out at Nielsens Adweek Group

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first_imgThe spokesperson said she did not expect that Case’s position will be replaced. When contacted by FOLIO:, Case declined to comment.Working under Nielsen’s Adweek Media Group—Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek—Case managed several special projects, including Adweek’s Hot List, one of the magazine’s signature features, which is due to run in March.This fall, Nielsen combined content development and distribution for Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek magazines under one editorial organization. The spokesperson said no other editorial departures are “planned.” Tony Case, Adweek Media Group’s executive editor of features and special projects, has resigned, a Nielsen Business Media spokesperson confirmed.While the spokesperson attributed Case’s departure to “personal reasons,” several knowledgeable sources indicated that Case had been under “increasing workload pressures.” “He was so mismanaged … he couldn’t take it anymore,” said one source who wished to remain anonymous.last_img read more

No exchange of sweets along IndoPak border on Eid

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first_imgNew Delhi: The customary exchange of sweets between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers along the International Border did not take place on Monday on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, officials said. The unilateral withdrawal of diplomatic ties by Pakistan with India in the wake of the Modi government’s decision to revoke provisions of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir is being seen as a reason for the non-conduct of the ceremony. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us They said the Pakistani side refused to attend the ceremony after the Border Security Force (BSF) sent across official communication to exchange sweets and greetings along the IB running through Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat. “The customary event did not take place at any location along the India-Pakistan border on the occasion of Eid al-Adha on Monday,” a senior official said. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us The two forces that are deployed along the over 3,000 km of these border exchange sweets on major festivals such as Eid, Holi, Diwali and their respective national days. However, a similar exchange of sweets between BSF personnel and their Bangladeshi counterparts, Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB), took place at designated locations along with the 4,096-km frontier shard by the two countries. Senior commanders of the two forces exchanged best wishes and presented sweets to each other as part of the existing friendly protocol along the Bangladesh border, the official said.last_img read more

AISF demands uniform education system in country

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first_imgTarnaka: The All India Students Federation (AISF) on Monday demanded that both the Central and the State governments implement a common education system. Raising the demand, State AISF organising secretary R N Shankar led a rally under the auspices of Secunderabad committee from Osmania University campus to Tarnaka. He hoisted AISF flag at Tarnaka Crossroads. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Shankar pointed out that the education system should be scientific and criticised the current system as a burden on the poor. He alleged that corporate educational institutions were collecting lakhs as fees. Hence, there was a need for a common education system. Shankar also said that AISF would move forward with the aim of a strong student agitation to press the demand. Among those who participated in the rally were AISF Hyderabad unit vice-president Prem, district secretary Naresh, Sriman, Kompalli Srinivas, Vamsi, Shiva and Raju.last_img read more

Walk of life

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first_imgInspired by the stories, struggles, dreams and hopes of a motley group of teenagers, Walk! is a show born out of a 4 month intensive arts-for-social-change curriculum. 12 teenagers, cutting across barriers of caste, class, gender, religion, and nationality, have come together to teach each other about the social issues that affect them most deeply as well as the changes they dream of. Walk! is based on the lives and stories of the cast members; while no one plays their own part, the stories are all true. Facilitated by Tasawwur, a collective of artistes and educators, this show brings together song, choreography, tableaus, and stories to take the audience through the world these young people inhabit and the more inclusive world that they dream of.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Tasawwur was started by Delhi based poet and educator, Aditi Rao. It  brings together a diverse group of teenagers in New Delhi to explore and transform some of the most complex social issues they grapple with. Using creative writing and the performing arts to support these young people on their explorations, Tasawwur helps them discover their unique voices and stories, while creating an atmosphere of care and respect for the voices and stories of others, and ultimately using their collective voice to effect positive change in the world.When: May 22 – 23Where: Studio Safdar Timing: 7 pmlast_img read more

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first_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more May 20, 2013 — InSightec Ltd. announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has created a new billing code for magnetic resonance (MR) guided focused ultrasound treatment of pain palliation of metastatic bone lesions and has established a Medicare payment rate for hospital outpatient departments.InSightec’s ExAblate received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for pain palliation of metastatic bone lesions in October 2012 and is the only MRgFUS system that is FDA approved for this indication. The approval was based on a two-arm randomized controlled trial comparing patients undergoing ExAblate MRgFUS for palliation of painful bone metastases with patients undergoing a placebo treatment.ExAblate combines therapeutic acoustic ultrasound waves and continuous guidance and treatment monitoring with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Physicians use the MRI to plan and guide the therapy and monitor treatment outcome. The focused ultrasound acoustic energy destroys the nerves causing the pain, resulting in rapid pain reduction.According to the American Cancer Society, more than two-thirds of metastatic breast and prostate cancers and up to 30 percent of metastatic lung, bladder and thyroid cancers spread to the bones. Close to 30 percent of patients with bone metastases either do not respond to radiation therapy or will be unable to undergo radiation for pain relief. ExAblate provides a single session, non-invasive option that is highly effective with a low complication rates.”We are extremely pleased with CMS’ decision to provide a code and establish payment for MR guided focused ultrasound for bone metastases,” said Kobi (Jackob) Vortman, president and chief executive officer of InSightec. “This is particularly important for the many cancer patients with crippling bone pain who are no longer eligible for radiation treatment. ExAblate is a safe and effective adjunctive treatment which enables patients to more quickly reduce their pain and their reliance on narcotic pain medications.”The new code, C9734, became effective April 1, 2013, and it was assigned to Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) group 0067 (Level III Stereotactic Radiosurgery, MRgFUS and MEG).ExAblate is the only MRgFUS system with FDA approval for pain palliation of bone metastases and for uterine fibroids. In addition, it has received European CE marking for uterine fibroids, bone metastases, benign bone tumors, adenomyosis, essential tremor, tremor-dominant Parkinson’s disease and neuropathic pain. FDA approved clinical trials are ongoing for essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease and prostate cancer.For more information: us.insightec.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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EU seeks to keep partnership with exSoviet nations on track

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first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies But German Chancellor Angela Merkel dampened the hopes of some that the talks would pave the way for EU membership, saying the Eastern Partnership is not a tool for the bloc’s enlargement policy.“We should therefore not raise any false expectations that we cannot fulfill later,” Merkel told lawmakers in Berlin before heading to Riga.The EU’s Eastern Partnership program engages the bloc with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It suffered a major setback at the end of 2013 as Ukraine’s then-president Viktor Yanukovych withdrew from signing an association agreement and opted for closer links with Moscow and President Vladimir Putin.Since that meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, the pro-EU government elected after Yanukovych’s ouster has learned the costs of turning away from Moscow: Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, large swaths of eastern territory bordering Russia are embroiled in conflict and the nation is in deep economic decline.“Under these circumstances the idea of the Eastern Partnership is even more important than ever,” Merkel told German lawmakers.She said eastern nations still had many challenges to overcome, including improving justice systems and economic structures and fighting corruption. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Sponsored Stories ___Associated Press writer David Rising in Berlin contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober In Riga, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said his country was “ready to demonstrate a real fight against corruption and improve the investment climate.”On the eve of this year’s summit, Russia again drew the line on how far neighbors could go.“We don’t see our neighbors’ aspirations to strengthen ties with the European Union as a tragedy, but to make those processes develop positively they mustn’t hurt the interests of the Russian Federation,” Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the upper house of the Russian parliament.For dinner Thursday, almost all of the EU leaders, including Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, will line up for sobering talks with their counterparts or top officials from Eastern partners.Putin will be nowhere in sight, but is still expected to dominate discussions.Since the Iron Curtain came down, many former communist nations have been pulled out of Moscow’s orbit, including summit host Latvia and Baltic neighbors Estonia and Lithuania — former Soviet republics that are now EU and NATO members. Under the leadership of Putin, opposition has stiffened and turned into sometimes open political conflict. Top Stories RIGA, Latvia (AP) — European Union leaders on Thursday will seek new ways to bolster ties with six post-communist nations in Eastern Europe, a year and a half after a previous summit of the Eastern Partnership ended with a fateful standoff over Ukraine.Just ahead of the two-day summit in the Latvian capital, Riga, the EU promised grants of 200 million euros ($223 million) over the next 10 years to promote small and medium-sized businesses in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The EU said the grants were expected to unlock investments of 2 billion euros by companies for the three countries. Carl Bildt, then Sweden’s foreign minister, was a key player at the Vilnius summit, seeing the hand of Moscow behind Ukraine’s sudden about-face to dismiss the EU. He said the Riga summit will reaffirm ties between the EU and the post-communist states rather than yield any headline-grabbing new agreements.“With everything from massive disinformation to tanks and soldiers thrown against the Eastern Partnership since 2013, just staying the course is a powerful sign of success,” Bildt wrote Wednesday on the Project Syndicate website for international opinion pieces.Instead of a joint approach to the six nations, the EU must go forward with piecemeal action, since Armenia and Belarus have decided to join Moscow’s Eurasian Economic Union.Belarus and its authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko have also been kept at arm’s length because of political and human rights complaints that earned the nation the moniker of the last dictatorship in Europe. Icy relations have somewhat warmed recently and Belarus is expected to send its highest delegation yet, though it won’t include Lukashenko himself.“It’s important to stress that countries can make this progression individually, according to their own circumstances and demands,” Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said. “I think that’s one of the strengths of this partnership.” How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

New Director for MuniMae

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first_img A new director is taking over at “”Municipal Mortgage & Equity””:http://www.munimae.com/index.html, LLC. Frederick W. Puddester was recently announced as the company’s new director and was also appointed to its audit committee.[IMAGE]Joining MuniMae in his official capacity on August 10, Puddester brings with him more than 20 years of experience in financial services, having most recently served as the vice president for finance and administration at “”Williams College””:http://www.williams.edu/. [COLUMN_BREAK]Additionally, Puddester has worked for “”Johns Hopkins University””:http://www.jhu.edu/, and the wide range of his responsibilities prior to joining MuniMae encompassed budgeting, financial planning, financial reporting, funding development, and fiscal forecasting.Puddester has been a board member of MuniMae TE Bond Subsidiary, LLC – a company subsidiary – making his selection as director even more beneficial to MuniMae. Commenting on Puddester’s appointment, Mary K. Joseph, chariman of the board for MuniMae, said, “”We are extremely pleased to have Fred join MuniMae’s board. We are excited about the wealth of financial, functional and operational experience he brings to the table and are confident that Fred will be an immediate, valuable and contributing member of our Board.””Puddester joins other recent hires within MuniMae, including the company’s new chief financial officer, Lisa Roberts, who took over following the resignation of David Kay. The Maryland-based company specializes is meeting diverse real estate needs in the tax-exempt bond sector for the multi-family housing segment. Share New Director for MuniMae Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2011-08-15 Abby Gregorycenter_img August 15, 2011 480 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technologylast_img read more

Warning over new online scam

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first_imgPolice have warned the public about a new online scam in Cyprus called ‘advance fee fraud’.The victims are people who sell items online. The fraudsters send a fictitious amount of money to pay for an item which is more than the seller has asked for.They then ask the seller for the difference to be reimbursed, mostly to cover shipping costs.The sellers, believing themselves to be in possession of the money, sends the ‘difference’ and this way not only loses money but also risks losing the product they have sold.The police have urged the public to be careful with such transactions and not to send any money.They also call on the public to contact a police station if they have been cheated or submit an online complaint to the police website Https://cybercrime.police.gov.cy/police/CyberCrime.nsf/subscribe_gr/subscribe_gr?OpenForm You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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