Kashmir is Pakistans jugular vein PM Imran

first_imgIslamabad: Kashmir is Pakistan’s “jugular vein” and India’s decision to alter its special status poses challenges to the country’s security and integrity, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday. Prime Minister Khan in his message on Pakistan’s Defence and Martyrs Day said his government has launched a proactive diplomatic campaign in the world capitals and at the United Nations to apprise the world community about Kashmir after India revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USPakistan observes September 6 as the Defence and Martyrs Day to mark the anniversary of the 1965 war with India. “For Pakistan, Kashmir stands as its jugular vein. Altering its status poses challenges to Pakistan’s security and integrity,” Khan said. “I have also urged upon the international community to seriously consider the safety and security of India’s nuclear arsenal… this is an issue that impacts not just the South Asian region but the whole world,” he said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe prime minister said the world community will be responsible for the “catastrophic aftermath” if it fails to pay attention to India’s nuclear arsenal. “I have informed the world that Pakistan does not want war, but at the same time, Pakistan cannot remain oblivious to the challenges posed to its security and integrity,” Khan said. Tensions between India and Pakistan have spiked after New Delhi withdrew Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two union territories on August 5. Asserting that abrogation of Article 370 was its internal matter, India has strongly criticised Pakistan for making “irresponsible statements” and provocative anti-India rhetoric over issues internal to it. Pakistan Army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa who addressed the main ceremony at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi said Kashmir was the “unfulfilled agenda” of the completion of Pakistan. “I want to make it clear that Kashmir is the unfulfilled agenda of the completion of Pakistan. It will remain so until it is a resolved according to the UN resolutions,” he said. Bajwa said Pakistan had won its battle against terrorism and was now fighting to end poverty and backwardness. “Today there is a better environment of peace in Pakistan and the country gives the message of peace and security to the world,” he said. “Pakistan has fulfilled its responsibilities in the war on terrorism and now responsibility rests with the world community to full its responsibility and reject all forms of terrorism and extremism. Our fight now is against poverty, unemployment and economic backwardness after successfully confronting the menace of terrorism,” he said.last_img read more

DGC Top 15 Discovery Long List Announcement

first_imgThe 16th edition of the DGC Awards will be presented at the annual Gala on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at The Carlu in Toronto. Hosted by Mary Walsh with special guests soon to be announced.https://www.dgc.ca/en/national/news/2017-directors-guild-of-canada-awards-nominees-announced/The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization that represents over 5,000 key creative and logistical personnel in the screen-based industry covering all areas of direction, design, production and editing. The DGC negotiates and administers collective agreements and lobbies extensively on issues of concern for members including Canadian content conditions, CRTC regulations and ensuring that funding is maintained for Canadian screen-based programming. 10AM             Toronto, ON 10:20AM        TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2017 – As TIFF gets underway next week, the Directors Guild of Canada will present the 2017 Discovery Award Long List, highlighting the “Top 15 new Directors to watch this festival season” as selected by the Guild and our partners.The DGC Discovery Award, sponsored by Entertainment One, recognizes outstanding achievement by an emerging Canadian director, or an established director working in a new genre.The Long List will be announced by Discovery Jury Chair Ingrid Veninger and DGC National Directors Division Chair Warren P. Sonoda. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Follow us @DGCTalent on Twitter. #DGCAwardsFacebook.com/dgcontario DGC Discovery Award Long List Presentation List presented Advertisement Tuesday, September 5th  TORONTO 134 Peter St., 5th Floor Lounge Advertisement eOne Headquarters DGC * RSVP to HMcIntyre@dgc.ca  Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Military campaign in Yemen Saudi Prince Offers 100 Bentleys to Pilots

Rabat – Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia promised to offer Bentley luxury cars to the 100 Saudi fighter pilots who participated in Saudi Arabia’s military campaign in Yemen.Bin Talal made the promise in a tweet published on Tuesday in the wake of his country’s announcement of a new phase in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen.???? ????? ?? ?????? #?????__????? ????????. #????? pic.twitter.com/Yja4OwCBwl— ? Tala ? (@Taltool11) April 22, 2015“I congratulate our wise leaders on the victory on Operation Decisive Storm and the beginning of Operation Restoring Hope,” the prince tweeted. “To recognize the one hundred participating Saudi pilots I am pleased to present them with 100 Bentley cars,” he added.Last month, Saudi Arabia launched a military operation in Yemen, codenamed Decisive Storm, aimed at weakening Iran-backed Houti rebels. In addition to Saudi Arabia, the campaign is being waged by a coalition that also includes Morocco, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt and Sudan.Prince Al Waleed bin Talal is a member of the Saudi royal family and a Billionaire with stakes in companies like News Corp., Time Warner and Apple. He is the richest person in the Arab world and among the wealthiest people in the world with a net worth estimated at $23 billion.In 2014, he is also reported to have offered 25 luxury cars to members of a Saudi soccer club following their victory in a league competition. read more

Ban urges Israel to restrain settlement building in occupied Palestinian land

6 October 2010In a review of global crisis flashpoints, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Israel to restore a settlement moratorium in occupied Palestinian territory and warned that mishandling of the independence referendum in Southern Sudan could spark renewed conflict. He also stressed the independence of the United Nations-backed tribunal entrusted with uncovering the truth behind the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others in 2005, and denied that a human rights report on massacres in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had been toned down to save face for neighbouring countries cited in the report who also contribute troops to UN peacekeeping forces.“In recent days I have spoken with principal players on each side, including [Israeli] Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu and President [Mahmoud] Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, as well as US special envoy George Mitchell,” Mr. Ban told his monthly news conference, citing the Middle East conflict first in a review of issues discussed in the mini-summits and bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the recent opening of this year’s General Assembly. “All told me they were committed to finding solutions to the problems immediately before us. All want to keep the peace process going. I urge Israel to restore settlement restraint, under its Roadmap obligations, and I urge Arab leaders meeting in Sirte to keep doors open and support President Abbas. Negotiations should move forward intensively, focused on resolving core issues – not talks for the sake of talks.”The Roadmap refers to the internationally endorsed plan to establish a Palestinian State living side by side with Israel in peace and security. Israel did not extend a 10-month moratorium on settlement building that expired at the end of September, without which Mr. Abbas has said he will not continue the peace talks, an issue he will discuss with other Arab League leaders at a meeting on Friday in Sirte, Libya.Mr. Ban noted that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon came up in a number of meetings. “I want to be perfectly clear. This tribunal is independent, with a clear mandate from the Security Council to uncover the truth and end impunity,” he stressed. “That work is important and it must go ahead. I urge all Lebanese and regional parties not to prejudge the outcome, nor to interfere in the Tribunal’s work.”The Tribunal is an independent body that was set up in The Hague in the Netherlands, following a probe by an independent international commission after an earlier UN mission found that Lebanon’s own inquiry into the massive car bombing in February 2005 was seriously flawed and that Syria was primarily responsible for the political tensions that preceded the attack.Mr. Ban today reviewed the Middle East negotiations and Lebanon in talks with Israeli opposition leader and former foreign minister Tzipi Livni. While concern was expressed at reports of the rearmament of Hizbollah, with whom Israel fought a month-long war in 2006, the Secretary-General urged respect for the Blue Line separating Israel and Lebanon.As he has in the past, Mr. Ban called on Israel to cease its over-flights of Lebanese territory and expressed the hope that progress could soon be realized on Ghajar, the northern part of which is still occupied by Israel, according to his spokesperson.Turning to Sudan, Mr. Ban noted that there are less than 100 days before two referenda on self-determination in Africa’s largest country on 9 January. “The stakes could not be higher,” he said.“Handled properly, the January ballot could help build a future that improves the lives of all Sudanese. Handled poorly, it could spark conflict, with consequences across Africa and beyond.”The referendum in Southern Sudan is the final stage in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), the 2005 pact that ended two decades of fighting between the northern-based Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in the south. A second referendum is being held in the oil-rich Abyei region to decide whether it belongs to northern or southern Sudan and Mr. Ban today voiced concern at the lack of progress in forming the Abyei Commission.“Both sides, north and south, agreed that the vote should take place as scheduled, and that they would accept the results,” he declared. “They further agreed that negotiations on their common future should take place peacefully within the agreed framework of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.”On the DRC, Mr. Ban stressed the high standing of a recent UN human rights report that found that “indescribable” atrocities were committed from 1993 to 2003 by both armed Congolese groups and foreign national military forces, with tens of thousands of people killed and numerous others raped and mutilated.“The report was not ‘toned down,’ as some claimed. No deal done to save face for any troop-contributing nations,” he said, noting that it is now up to the DRC Government to act on its recommendations, especially as they relate to transitional justice.The UN mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) is now reviewing its policies and operations in the aftermath of recent fighting and the rape of more than 300 unprotected civilians in eastern North Kivu province, where UN peacekeepers are stationed, he added, but he pointed out the limits on action by the world body in such a vast country.“This was a clear tragedy, and we must find ways to do better,” he declared. “Bluntly put, the sheer geography is too large, the number of peacekeepers too small, our resources too limited. That said, despite these constraints, we are taking steps. We are improving our civilian alert system. We will make increasing use of the tools available to us in potential areas of trouble. For example, we will do more random ‘spot’ patrolling.” read more

Hibernia estimated to have more than 16 billion barrels of oil regulator

Hibernia estimated to have more than 1.6 billion barrels of oil, regulator says ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The federal-provincial regulator for Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil industry says there is more oil in the Hibernia offshore site than previously estimated.The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board says Hibernia is now estimated to have 1.644 billion barrels of oil.That’s up from its previous 2010 estimate of 1.395 billion barrels of oil.Hibernia, which began producing oil in November 1997, is Newfoundland’s oldest offshore site.It is located about 315 kilometres east of St. John’s. by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 16, 2014 8:02 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,464.56, up 54.78 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 34 cents, or 9.88 per cent, to $3.78 on 9.5 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 49 cents, or 8.57 per cent, to $6.21 on 7.1 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up two cents, or 0.79 per cent, to $2.55 on 6.4 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 36 cents, or 1.53 per cent, to $23.15 on 5.5 million shares.Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG). Miner. Up 71 cents, or 11.70 per cent, to $6.78 on 5.2 million shares. Japanese company Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. will pay $195 million for 30 per cent of Iamgold’s ownership interest in the Cote Gold Project in Ontario.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Up 26 cents, or 6.37 per cent, to $4.34 on 4.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA). Airline. Up seven cents, or 0.31 per cent, to $22.58 on 224,963 shares. A recent successful bid to unionize WestJet pilots has prompted a push to organize flight attendants at the airline. The airline, Canada’s second-largest, has long prided itself on its relationship with its employees, whom it refers to as co-owners. Among the benefits offered to WestJet staff are a company-matched share purchase plan. Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 6, 2017 2:31 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Mosquitopacked drones ready to join fight against Zika and other deadly diseases

“We’re pleased with initial tests that show less than 10 per cent mortality through the entire chilling, transport and aerial release process,” said Adam Klaptocz, co-founder of WeRobotics.The breakthrough technology also cuts the cost of the process by half.Until now, sterile mosquitos have been released using time-consuming and labour-intensive ground methods.“With the drone, we can treat 20 hectares in five minutes,” said Mr. Bouyer.Weighing less than 10 kilograms, the drone can carry 50,000 sterile mosquitos per flight and at 10,000 Euro per drone, its use also reduces the cost of releasing mosquitos by half.The IAEA and its partners are now working to reduce the drone’s weight and to increase its capacity to carry up to 150,000 mosquitos per flight.The system test was carried out last month in Brazil, a country hit hard by the 2015-16 Zika epidemic, which also spread to other parts of South and North America and affected several islands in the Pacific, and South-east Asia.Brazil plans to start using the drone-based system in select urban and rural areas from January 2019, at the peak of the summer and mosquito season.“We are hopeful about the application of SIT for the control of Aedes aegypti in Brazil with the results from the drone tests,” said Jair Virginio, Director of Brazil-based Moscamed, a recently-designated IAEA Collaborating Centre. The drone-based mechanism overcomes a critical bottleneck in the application of Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) to control insect pests, said the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which developed the system in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the non-profit group WeRobotics.“The use of drones is a breakthrough, and paves the way for large-scale and cost-efficient releases, also over densely populated areas,” said Jeremy Bouyer, medical entomologist at the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture.SIT, a form of insect birth control, uses radiation to sterilize male mosquitos, which are then released to mate with wild females. As these do not produce any offspring, the insect population declines over time.However, to be effective, the technique requires the uniform release of large numbers of insects in good condition over a given area.For instance, Aedes mosquitos, responsible for the spread of diseases like dengue and yellow fever, do not disperse for more than 100 meters in their lifetime. They are also fragile, and high-altitude releases by airplanes – often used in the application of SIT for other insects – can damage their wings and legs.The drone-based system overcomes this problem. read more

Search now on for Brocks first open access champion

A new award has been created to highlight the potential of open access to broaden the reach of Brock research and transform scholarly publishing.Launched in advance of International Open Access Week, the Brock University Award for Open Access recognizes a Brock community member who is a champion of freely sharing scholarship with audiences around the globe.In addition to enhancing public access to publicly-funded research, open access benefits both individual researchers and their institutions by promoting higher citation counts, increased community impact and enhanced opportunities for collaboration.“The benefits of open access for research dissemination are huge,” said University Librarian Mark Robertson. “We’re excited to host an award that recognizes the important role that Brock researchers play in championing open access in this changing landscape.”Open to Brock University faculty, librarians, staff and students, the $2,500 award may be used to either pay an article processing charge for an open access journal or to support a non-profit platform for open scholarship.Open Access, which refers to scholarly digital content that is free to the end user, is a dramatic evolution in how scholarship is disseminated. For centuries, published research has only been available to institutions or individuals who can afford to pay costly fees to access subscription journals.“Open access opens up knowledge to everyone,” said Elizabeth Yates, Liaison/Scholarly Communication Librarian. “We want to honour those at Brock who are helping shape a more sustainable and democratic system of scholarly communication.”Applications including a nomination statement and supporting documentation, must be submitted online by Oct. 13 at noon. A winner will be announced during Open Access Week, Oct. 23 to 27. read more

Employers can force women to wear high heels as Government rejects campaign

first_img“To make the law clearer to employers and raise awareness among employees, the Government will be producing new guidance on workplace dress codes.” She was later called to present evidence before the Petitions and Women and Equalities Committees, during which MPs also heard that a black woman had been forced to chemically straighten her hair by an agency which provides temp workers to Harrods.However, while the Government acknowledged that the awareness among workers and bosses of the law was patchy, it added that some employers “knowingly flout the law”.Instead, the Government Equalities Office has called on all employers to review their dress codes and “consider whether they remain relevant and lawful”. Earlier in the year MPs had been told how women in heels were expected to climb ladders, move furniture and walk for great distances, while others were told to unbutton their blouses to entice male customers when they investigated the issue.But the Government rejected calls by the committees for changes to tribunal rules and more in-depth monitoring of failed discrimination claims.Helen Jones, who chairs the Petitions Committee, said: “This petition, and our inquiry, have already done a great deal to improve public awareness of the law.”It is nevertheless very welcome that the Government has accepted our recommendation that it should be doing much more to improve understanding among employers and employees alike, to prevent discriminatory practices in the workplace.A Government spokesperson said: “No employer should discriminate against workers on grounds of gender – it is unacceptable and is against the law. Dress codes must include equivalent requirements for both men and women. 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. However, the chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, Maria Miller, said the Government had not gone far enough, adding that current equality legislation is “not sufficient to achieve equality in practice.””This petition, and the committees’ inquiry, have reinforced the need for effective enforcement of legislation and for employers and employees to be aware of their obligations and rights,” she added.”We welcome the commitments made by the Government to increasing awareness of those rights, and hope that the next Government will monitor how this changes women’s experiences of the workplace.” Calls for a ban on “sexist” dress codes which force women to wear high heels to work has been rejected by the Government.It means that employers can continue to insist that female employees wear heels, providing it is considered a job requirement and men are made to dress to an “equivalent level of smartness”. New guidelines on dress codes are set to be issued in the summer following a public outcry over a temp worker being sent home after she refused to wear heels to work.But the Government has ruled out a change in the law because it believes the existing legislation is “adequate” and already prevents companies from gender-based discrimination.It comes more than a year after Nicola Thorp was told to go home from work without pay, after she arrived at PriceWaterhouseCooper to work in a temporary receptionist role in flat shoes, but refused to comply with demands that she wear 2-4 inch heels.Outraged, she launched a petition to tighten legislation on compulsory gendered uniforms, which gathered 152,400 signatures. It also plans to produce new guidelines in the summer to improve workers’ awareness of their rights.last_img read more

Together for Yes activists named on Time magazines top 100 list of

first_img Wednesday 17 Apr 2019, 12:45 PM Their incredible tenacity and integrity and courageousness will be an inspiration for generations to come.Negga says that the Together for Yes campaign, “put the Mná na hÉireann (women of Ireland) front, centre and in control of their own bodies and rights like never before”.  Honoured and thrilled for all who fought so hard for #Repealedthe8th and so proud of the people of Ireland. Tremendous boost for global #ProChoice movement. TFY co- directors among ⁦@TIMEMagazine_⁩ 100 most influential https://t.co/8tGIs41pNf— RepealEight (@repealeight) April 17, 2019 (L to R) Orla O’Connor, Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth in the RDS during the referendum count. Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie The Together for Yes campaign was an umbrella group a made up of about 70 civil society groups that campaigned successfully for a Yes vote in the 2018 Eighth Amendment referendum. Griffin, Smyth and O’Connor were co-directors of the group having each campaigned for the holding of a referendum as part of different groups.Griffin is a founding member of the Abortion Rights Campaign and O’Connor is director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland.Smyth, who was convenor of the Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, said Ireland’s result has had an impact beyond these shores.“We are honoured to receive this accolade from Time Magazine.  It is evidence of the significant international ‘ripple’ impact of the Together for Yes campaign,” she said today.“The referendum result here in Ireland was a real boost for the morale of pro-choice campaigners throughout the word, and we hope it can be a beacon of light wherever and whenever abortion rights are denied, restricted or under severe threat.” 23,762 Views Source: RepealEight/Twitter Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie Together for Yes activists named on Time magazine’s top 100 list of most influential people Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor were named in the ‘Icons’ section of the list. THREE ACTIVISTS WHO led the Together for Yes campaign during the Eighth Amendment referendum have been named on Time magazine’s list of ‘Most Influential’ people for 2019.Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor were named in the ‘Icons’ section of the list, alongside newsmakers including Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Michelle Obama. Donald Trump, Pope Francis and Xi Jinping are among heads of state to make the Top 100 in the ‘Leaders’ category.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was named on Time’s most influential list last year. The entry for Griffin, Smyth and O’Connor was written by Irish actress Ruth Negga who said that:center_img Apr 17th 2019, 12:43 PM https://jrnl.ie/4596229 By Rónán Duffy (L to R) Orla O’Connor, Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth in the RDS during the referendum count. Share444 Tweet Email 101 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Funding frozen for multicultural communities

first_imgThe Federal government has stalled in giving more than 400 community and multicultural groups, churches and charities across Australia funding, pending a review. More than $4.5 million was allocated to be donated to the community groups under the ‘Building Multicultural Communities’ program. The groups were offered the money in August, a month before the federal election, but now the funding is in doubt as the government seeks to review all pre-election grants. In a statement, the Department of Social Services said it is “assessing all grant spending for consistency with government priorities and commitments”. It says it will notify successful applicants once the review is complete if they will be receiving any funds. Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Communities Guy Zangari said the government has forgotten multicultural communities. “This funding freeze shows the Liberals don’t value multicultural groups and other community organisations doing important work,” Mr Zangari said. “These organisations bring people together. They do the important work that governments can’t – and carry out heroic fundraising off their own bat.” In the same program last year, the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW received $22,000 to renovate a kitchen in Long Day care centre in Petersham which caters for 58 people. The Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Burwood and District was given $43,888 to upgrade their courtyard. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Two Choices For Future Editors—Be a Cyborg or a Robot

first_imgSmart publishers have already abandoned the “fire and forget” model. Questex Media defines areas where certain editors excel and tries to extend those lessons to other editors, even categorizing roles such as “Acquisition Expert,” “Optimization Editor,” and “Retention Writer.” There is an increasing drumbeat (and not just at content farms either) to evaluate and pay editors not by the quantity of stories they generate but by the traffic and response they produce. I firmly believe that link sharing and riffing off other people’s stories (uh, sort of like I’m doing here) will never equal the response generated by original enterprise reporting, at least for independent publishers. If your future reviews are going to be analytics-based, it’s past time for every editor to understand what producing Web content really means, and take advantage of every tool at their disposal. All Things Digital’s Peter Kafka has an interesting video interview with Tony Haile, founder of Chartbeat, a real-time Web analytics firm that just introduced Newsbeat, which Haile touts as the “first publisher-focused analytics service.” Rather than focus on driving overall SEO for an entire site, Newsbeat offers individual editors the ability to see how their stories are performing and make tweaks to headlines or links to boost performance (most smaller publishers we’re aware of already offer editors access to Google Analytics but at larger sites things get a little more tiered). During the interview Kafka makes an interesting point about what the daily role of the online writer should be, asking “Shouldn’t your main job be producing content” rather than obsessing over back-end analytics? Haile responds by saying that the industry is moving away from the “fire and forget” model of posting something and just hoping for the best, and that editors in the future will be either “cyborgs” or “robots,” which he defines as cyborgs being “people who are enhanced by technology” and robots as “people who are replaced by technology.”last_img read more

In South Korea hope and doubt ahead of TrumpKim summit

first_imgFILE – In this 18 September, 2017, file photo provided by South Korea defense ministry, US Air Force B-1B bombers, F-35B stealth fighter jets and South Korean F-15K fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula during a joint drills, South Korea. The on-again, off-again meeting between president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been an emotional roller coaster for South Koreans. With the summit now set for Tuesday, they await the historic event with both hopes and doubts. Photo : APThe on-again, off-again meeting between president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been an emotional roller coaster for South Koreans, who now await Tuesday’s historic summit with both hope and doubt.The hope is that improved relations between Washington and Pyongyang will ease tensions and dispel the threat of war, which has hung over the region for more than a half-century.But having seen North Korea go back on its word in the past, such as when it broke a previous nuclear pact in 2002, South Koreans remain cautious about the sudden breeze of peace blowing across their divided peninsula.”North Korea’s willingness for talks seems clear now. The problem is that we are not so sure what they ultimately want,” said graduate student Kim Jae-hak.For him, the ideal outcome would be a formal declaration to the end the Korean War, followed by the complete denuclearization of North Korea. He warned, however, that high expectations can bring great disappointment, so Koreans should watch how things unfold.South Korea’s government has been careful to avoid rash comments or hasty interpretations of the seesaw developments in the lead-up to the summit in Singapore. Still, South Korean president Moon Jae-in has made negotiations with North Korea a centerpiece of his administration and has a lot riding on next week’s events.Moon took office in May 2017 with a pledge to seek improved relations and ultimately peace with North Korea. In April, he met the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un, for talks at the Demilitarized Zone dividing their countries and the two set foot in one another’s countries, if only for a moment.Moon’s patient, yet determined diplomacy has been key to setting up the Trump and Kim meeting. It was Moon who presented Trump with the initial offer of a summit with Kim. After Trump accepted and then canceled, Moon worked to get it back on track by holding another meeting with Kim.”It is critically important for President Moon Jae-in that the Trump-Moon summit goes well,” said John Delury, associate professor of East Asian studies at Yonsei University in Seoul. Moon has “staked a lot of political capital in getting the US and North Korea to move together in a positive way just like the two Koreas have done.”The Singapore meeting would only be the start of a long process, Delury stressed. Reducing the threat of conflict is the initial goal, he said, which would be followed by cultural, humanitarian and economic steps.”A successful Singapore (meeting) gives more room for President Moon and Chairman Kim Jong Un to move forward in terms of inter-Korean reconciliation and cooperation,” he said.For now, Moon seems to have public backing, with a Gallup Korea survey last week measuring his approval rating at 75 per cent.Office worker Kim Jung-eun said the atmosphere of dialogue was welcome after North Korea’s provocative run of weapons tests in 2017 pushed animosity to new heights.”I never truly thought we were headed for another war, but there was always a lingering fear in the back of my head,” she said. “Thinking about where we were then, I am really thankful about the current atmosphere of peace. I hope that the process results in lasting peace in the Korean Peninsula.”The Trump-Kim summit has fueled hopes in South Korea that the two leaders may weigh a formal declaration to end the Korean War. The 1950-53 conflict ended with an armistice, but not a formal peace treaty.Some, though, think that such talk should wait. The first priority should be getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, said Im Yang-bin, a professor.”If the issue of denuclearization becomes resolved through talks a declaration ending the war will naturally follow,” Im said.last_img read more

GraecoRoman papyrus memoirs reveal ancient Egyptian treatment for hangover

first_img Egypt archaeologists find pharaoh chapel More information: Graeco-Roman Memoirs 101 : www.ees-shop.com/index.php?mai … e63iettet1kgr770gnj3via Discovery Citation: Graeco-Roman papyrus memoirs reveal ancient Egyptian treatment for hangover (2015, April 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-04-graeco-roman-papyrus-memoirs-reveal-ancient.html (Phys.org)—Researchers working on the Egypt Exploration Project, part of which is a task that involves translating thousands of documents nearly two thousand years old, written on sheets of papyrus, in Greek, into other languages, have published another manuscript, the 80th so far—this one centered on ancient medicinal treatments, one of which involves a “drunken headache cure.” The documents (now kept at Oxford’s Sackler Library) were found in a sand covered ancient trash heap outside the ancient town of Oxyrhynchus in Egypt back in 1898—researchers have been working ever since on translating them, periodically publishing a manuscript. The latest group offers historians a glimpse of how physicians attempted to aid the afflicted. Stringing together twigs from a shrub called Alexandrian laurel and then wearing it around the neck, for example, was prescribed for those that were feeling the pain of a night of bacchanalia. Thus far, it has not been determined if the treatment actually worked, but no doubt after the announcement of a cure, many who live where such a shrub grows will be testing its efficacy very soon. The Greeks and Romans used the plant to make head wreaths for athletes or others to mark them as important.Oxyrhynchus is approximately 100 miles south of Cairo, and was important in ancient times—it grew in size after Alexander the Great conquered the region, and maintained some degree of prominence during Roman and Byzantine times. After that, the population dwindled and the town fell into decline. The documents, collectively known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri were discovered by Arthur Hunt and Bernard Grenfell, archeologists at Oxford—they were among other items that were part of a massive dumping ground—a sand covering helped to preserve the delicate papyrus sheets. Texts from the site span approximately five hundred years, from the first century AD to the sixth century.Other remedies listed on the 30 translated sheets included treatments for a toothache, hemorrhoids, and several that were aimed at relieving problems associated with various eye conditions—one excerpt even described a minor surgical procedure to repair a condition where an eyelid began to grow inside out.center_img © 2015 Phys.org Explore further 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

Promoting Digital India

first_imgPromoting a nation’s vision can be best achieved through a platform as wide and varied as an international trade fair, where one country gets to taste the culture, requirements and aptitude of another.The 36th edition of India International Trade Fair starts from November 14 and will open to visitors from November 19-27. The trade fair will be inaugurated by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on November 14 at Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan, in the national Capital. There would be theme pavilions to showcase various initiatives taken up by the government for e-governance. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis year’s theme of the fair is ‘Digital India’ and as many as 7000 participants are taking part with South Korea being the ‘Partner Country’ and Belarus the ‘Focus Country’. The ‘Partner States’ this year are Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand while Haryana is participating as the ‘Focus State’. Added attractions to the visitors include the State Day celebrations, and cultural programmes along with street plays and puppet shows. The committee has arranged for an adequate number of CCTV cameras to ensure proper security. Shubhra Singh, Executive Director, ITPO informed that since 80 per cent of the visitors come via metros, they would arrange dedicated bus services from Mandi House to Pragati Maidan and as well open gate no 8 and 8A for operational use by the visitors. A 50 per cent discount on the normal tariff has been issued for start-up companies and entrepreneurs participating in the fair this year. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveLC Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director, ITPO said that the current ban on denominations of Rs500 and Rs1000 will not affect the trade fair too much as the initial five days are meant for B2B dealings which does not demand cash, while from the sixth day as visitors enter the premises to experience the fair they will always have the opportunity to use their debit/credit cards besides online transaction opportunities.When asked about the absence of Pakistan among the participants, Goyal informed that the process of application was not completed by the latter country and hence they will not be participating in the 36th India International Trade Fair. Extending India’s global appeal for investment in diverse sectors, the fair also manifests a multi-pronged strategy for economic growth which is driven by ‘Make in India’ initiative and reforms to transform trade and industry into an engine of socio-economic development. Apart from featuring state-of-the-art technologies services and innovations the fair aims to showcase immense variety and kaleidoscopic repertoire of India’s handicraft and handlooms with their multifarious hue, designs, motifs and techniques with diversity in both medium and method. The fair provides a reliable tested platform to SMEs exporters, entrepreneurs and investors.last_img read more

VIDEO Adam Jones receives standing ovation at Fenway one day after receiving

first_imgBaltimore centerfielder Adam Jones received a standing ovation from the Fenway faithful when he stepped to the plate for his first at-bat in last night’s game against the Red Sox.One night earlier, Jones revealed that he had been subjected to racist taunts from some Red Sox fans, including having a bag of peanuts tossed on him.It’s good to see the majority of Red Sox fans showing their support for Jones. This was a good look for Boston, one night after a really, really bad one.Adam Jones was given a standing ovation before his first at bat on Tuesday at Fenway. ??? pic.twitter.com/LsGr71JzYz— TotalProSports (@TotalProSports) May 3, 2017 Advertisementlast_img read more

To Compete Against Other Salons Sport Clips Made It Easier for Franchisees

first_img This story appears in the January 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 3 min read February 16, 2018 Jeff Burroughs lives in a rural area south of Baltimore and in 2009 was seeking a side gig while working full-time in the auto industry. The options were limited. He needed something flexible that would allow him to coach his sons’ football and baseball teams and continue his civic duties as a volunteer firefighter. That’s how he found what would become far more than a side gig: Franchising.Related: 10 Lucrative Side Gigs for Millennials Looking to Earn Extra Money“Originally, I bought a three-pack of Sport Clips to pay for my kids’ college,” he says, by which he means three units of the salon where men and boys come to get haircuts and watch sports on the shop’s myriad televisions. But pretty quickly, he realized how much his professional skills could bolster his small businesses, and today he owns 17 locations, with two more in the works. “I don’t need to know how to cut hair. I just need to coach people, and I know how to coach, manage and market.”Related: The Most Powerful Brands in FranchisingBurroughs is the type of franchisee helping fuel Sport Clips’ growth. When he started, he was advised that certain counties in his area could support only one Sport Clips location. But he knew what would work in his region; now most have two. Sport Clips in total opened 130 locations in 2017 and aims to hit 2,000 salons by 2019, focusing on California, the Northeast and the upper Midwest. Sport Clips isn’t alone in the marketplace, of course — even a quick flip through our top 10 franchise list will tell you that. So in 2017, to help its franchisees compete, the brand made operations even easier: It upgraded the point-of-sale systems at all 1,750 locations and introduced online check-in, a service popular with competitors like Great Clips. “I feel positive about the impact that will have and how it will make the experience more convenient for our clients,” says founder and CEO Gordon Logan.Related: 5 Affordable Franchises You Can Start for Less Than $10,000Burroughs watches the competition, but he welcomes it as well. “I’ve got one [location] in the top 30 nationwide, and I’ve got one that struggles,” he says. “You’re always going to have pluses and minuses. Frankly, I learn the most from the minuses and use that to make the other locations even better.” For more on franchises, check out 2018’s Franchise 500 list. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Weve Been Putting A Potentially Dangerous Drugresistant Yeast in Food for

first_imgA block of fresh yeast. (Credit: avs/Shutterstock)You say to-MAY-to, I say to-MAH-to. You say po-TAY-to, I say po-TAH-to. You say Candida krusei, I say Pichia kudriavzevii  — and that should make you a little nervous.OK, so that last bit needs explaining. C. krusei is a drug-resistant yeast species that’s responsible for thousands of potentially fatal infections in the United States every year. P. kudriavzevii is a yeast species that’s been widely used for centuries in the food industry and is playing a larger role in the production of bioethanol and other chemicals.C. krusei and P. kudriavzevii, two very different names, playing two very different roles … uhh, yeeeaaah, scientists have confirmed they’re the same species.Indeed, we’ve been given the ole’ Jekyll-and-Hyde treatment, which means we’ve been using a drug-resistant strain of yeast, capable of infecting human beings, on an industrial scale for centuries. This little truth bomb comes courtesy of a team of researchers led by Alexander Douglass at the University College Dublin in Ireland.A Yeast by Many NamesYeast of the Candida species cause roughly 46,000 fungal infections in the U.S. every year, with a 30 percent mortality rate — the ebola virus hovers around 50 percent, by comparison. Candida yeasts actually reside in the intestines and can be found on the skin and mucous membranes. The trouble starts when these yeasts begin to multiply at far higher rates than normal, especially if they enter the bloodstream. Candida infections pose a particular threat to people with weakened immune systems.The most notorious among the Candida gang of yeasts is C. albicans, which is the culprit behind more than half the annual Candida infections in the U.S. C. krusei, the yeast featured in this study, is only responsible for about 2 percent of infections. Still, you wouldn’t put C. krusei at the top of your ingredients list for your next meal.But that’s exactly what we’ve been doing by using P. kudriavzevii around the world in fermented beverages, milk and biofuels.Taxonomists Knew ItYeast taxonomists back in 1980 proposed that C. krusei and P. kudriavzevii were the same species, but the theory was difficult to prove and the information didn’t trickle out to other scientists. And for decades, the yeast’s dual identity split the research community into two fronts, says Ken Wolfe, a UCD geneticist and co-author on the study.“There are basically two separate communities of scientists working on this organism, publishing papers about it but calling it different names, which led to very poor communication and ignorance about each other’s work,” Ken Wolfe, a UCD geneticist and co-author on the study wrote in an email to Discover. “The medical people called it C. krusei, and the food/biotech people called it P. kudriavzevii.”Because of the split, research comparing the genetic similarities of P. kudriavzevii and C. krusei was lacking. There had never been an analysis comparing the environmental and clinical strains of these two (well, one) yeast species.So, Douglass and his team sequenced the genomes of 30 different strains of both yeast species. They found the strains share genomes that are 99.6 percent identical in DNA sequence. Researchers say that’s pretty conclusive evidence that they are the same. Douglass and his team published their findings Thursday in the journal PLOS Pathogens. Wolfe believes scientists would have arrived at this conclusion far sooner had the wider scientific community been privy to what the taxonomists already knew.Now What?How concerned is Wolfe about all of this? He’s at about a 3 on a scale of 1-10.“This yeast only causes infections in immunocompromised people, such as organ transplant recipients or an AIDS patient,” says Wolfe. “People with healthy immune systems need not be concerned.”You’ll find P. kudriavzevii in some craft beers, sourdough breads and pickled vegetables. Therefore, Wolfe would advise people with weak immune systems to avoid craft beer and pickles. The yeast poses a particular problem for organ transplant recipients because they are treated continuously with a drug known as fluconazole to prevent fungal infections.“If these patients do get a fungal infection, it tends to be with a fluconazole-resistant species such as P. kudriavzevii. So for these patients, eating foods that contain P. kudriavzevii seems inadvisable,” says Wolfe.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers Candida fungal infections a growing threat, given that they are resistant to the fluconazole antifungal treatment. The C.D.C. considers anotherr strain in particular, C. auris, an emerging global threat. It’s causing infections and hospitalizations around the world, and is resistant to multiple forms of treatment.Douglass says their research is a starting point, and should serve as a resource for ongoing investigations. It’s an earnest invitation for more researchers to examine these yeast strains a little closer, and perhaps rethink how we use them in future applications.“I think it would be appropriate for regulators to make spot-checks on the food products, particularly to check that the P. kudriazeii strains they contain are not resistant to other drugs as well as fluconazole,” says Wolfe. “We found that some environmental strains of P. kudriazeii were relatively resistant to other drugs too.”last_img read more

Congress approves proposal port for Bacalar Lagoon

first_imgThe agreement, promoted by deputy Ramón Javier Padilla Balam and deputy Adriana Chan Canul, was endorsed by the Plenary of the XV Legislature of the State presided by deputy Leslie Hendricks Rubio. The Congress of Quintana Roo has approved an agreement to exhort the Ministry of the Navy, so that through the Port Captaincies and Maritime Affairs Unit, an internal port captaincy with territorial jurisdiction can be established in the Lagunar System of Bacalar. Chetumal, Q,R. — To guarantee the safety of navigation in the Bacalar Lagoon as well as regulate passenger transport services and nautical tourism permits, state congress has approved a port for the lagoon. “There are also cases of unqualified people running boats who do not know the lagoon or navigate recklessly, which can result in accidents by navigating in dangerous areas or by not having the necessary expertise to be captain of a boat,” he added.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Having a port captaincy in Bacalar will ensure security, carry out rescue activities, administration and operation of maritime signaling, maritime traffic control, among others, he explained. The legislator noted that in recent years, there has been a large increase in the use of boats in the Laguna de Bacalar with some offering irregular tourism services. He added that there are also boats longer than 26 feet in length which, due to their size, are not suitable for sailing in the lagoon without causing damage. Padilla Balam explained that it is necessary for the authorities to conduct a study and assessment of the feasibility to establish in the municipality of Bacalar, an inland port captaincy that has territorial jurisdiction in the lagoon as well as reinforce the surveillance and supervision of nautical activities in the lagoon.last_img read more

4 Insights for Enterprise Imaging

first_img Related Content News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Feature | Endoscopes | November 11, 2015 | Hjalmer Danielson and Jef Williams 4 Insights for Enterprise Imaging Successful implementation is possible with the right goals, the right technology, the right people/governance and the right company Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Photo courtesy of CarestreamHealthcare has been “taken to school” and is now rethinking health information technology (HIT) investments with a return to Business 101 fundamentals. We are seeing a renewed focus on clinical departments that have historically reaped enterprise-wide benefits and returns. Departments that are profitable, crucial to strategic growth, built on HIT platforms, and that support the fluid and agile exchange of patient data will be the primary targets for the next era of healthcare innovation. As we have engaged some of healthcare’s leading providers, we have seen some repeating criteria that fundamentally improves the quality of patient care and the outcome of enterprise initiatives. Here are some insights to consider as you chart your enterprise imaging transformation. Insight: Discovery BlueprintKnow thyself … Prior to any investment it is critical to evaluate and map your current health system’s core, peripheral technology and supporting IT infrastructure. The resulting blueprint will provide a clear and comprehensive picture of the “as-is” or legacy environment across enterprise service lines that receive and utilize patient imaging data. This discovery and analysis phase encompasses a full inventory of systems utilized at each site including clinical systems, modalities, reporting and the user experience. Supplement the blueprint with workflow observation and documentation that verify “actual” workflow for all departmental staff to determine the true needs and requirements of all “to-be” solutions under consideration.The workflow and stakeholder documentation will provide a concise picture of the gaps, inefficiencies and frustrations that impede workflow, data accuracy and patient care. The blueprint and survey will prioritize the opportunities for replacement technologies or workflows that improve outcomes.Insight: Strategy and GovernanceEnterprise imaging transformation requires innovative strategy followed by iterative and phased adoption efforts. Utilizing previous imaging initiatives including picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), PACS replacement and peripheral system implementations will not provide an effective roadmap for your enterprise imaging initiative. Complexities of enterprise imaging run much deeper and are more convoluted than departmental project work. The challenges related to system replacement, cross-specialty stakeholder buy-in, cost and budget models, chronology and project planning, and ultimately program and data governance, require a detailed and thoughtful strategy. This strategy or “roadmap” should project out five years for resourcing, budgeting, system decision-making and data management planning and may include:• Departmental prioritization: rollout of enterprise systems with timeline and chronology of events.• Workflow optimization: comparing and contrasting workflow models that fulfill department needs while meeting enterprise standardization requirements.• Integration and interoperability: Governance body must understand data integrity as data is created, stored, updated and archived, and keep in context of patient record over time.• Rules of engagement: Weigh options when encountering systems that don’t meet the enterprise clinical systems requirements (age, design, source code, policies, etc.).Insight: Market R and DHealthcare vendors are continuously designing and deploying features and functions designed to benefit business and ultimately patient care capabilities. As your health system considers enterprise-scale solutions, the decision team and stakeholders must have a comprehensive and objective knowledge of existing technologies and how their evolving development roadmaps and support correlate with your organization’s future state requirements. The team must continuously evaluate key vendors on the technical, but also the clinical and business components. Develop a short list of top/innovative vendors and consider some of the following objectives as you track:• Establish stakeholders and governance requirements • Engage both healthcare consultancies and vendors for education• Research comparison charts and industry analysts reports• Develop detailed criteria to shake out ambiguous claims and/or vaporware• Evaluate each vendor’s research and development roadmap• Seek industry peer reviews and lessons learned• Leverage conferences/expos for ease of access and time efficiency • Determine potential disruption based on market consolidation and mergers and acquisitions• The market is hungry so negotiate for win/win deals• Neutralize the political agendas as much as possibleInsight: Engage and LeverageIf you think the pace of change has been fast … it’s only going to get faster. New era healthcare (NEH) must be built on the organizational capacity to rapidly innovate across technology, people, processes and strategy. As your health system embraces innovation, learn to codify the processes and activities. Building your organization’s ability to adopt and leverage enterprise solutions across the continuum of patient care is invaluable and necessary. Mergers, digital health, regulations, competition and other environmental factors will require a savvy ecosystem that is comfortable with being “uncomfortable.”Leadership and key department stakeholders must be involved by not only supporting the implementation, but at times driving the process. Enterprise imaging is not another HIT or software/hardware project. It is a transformative business project, in which top management must participate as a key stakeholder and driving force. An engaged organization will provide important feedback, financing and resources to the  implementation team. The clinical user’s involvement is also necessary to implement changes as they are more likely to have insight into the people within the department and what they can handle if significant workflow change is involved. Healthcare is realizing the additive value of experienced consultants and leveraging their skills to analyze, design and deploy enterprise initiatives. Engage as needed, for their assistance can increase the speed of adoption and significantly reduce disruption. Within the organization’s team there may be gaps in knowledge or experience, or lack of current training. Consultants can add tremendous value to the implementation team during the project. Rule of ThirdsSuccessful and timely implementation of an enterprise imaging solution is possible with the right goals, the right technology, the right people/governance and the right company. The long held axiom of the “rule of thirds” still exists, and is very evident after the recent electronic health record (EHR) activities: One-third of organizations will be widely successful regarding cost and benefits, one-third will muddle through with some advantages being captured and one-third will fail miserably. Insight and execution will determine which category your organization will represent.Hjalmer Danielson is a VP at Ascendian Healthcare Consulting and a frequent contributor to the subject of health information technology. Jef Williams is the chief operating officer at Ascendian Healthcare Consulting. He is a frequent speaker and writer on enterprise imaging transformation and healthcare technology topics spanning people, process, strategy and technology. 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