NEW DELHI: The AAP government on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking constitution of a larger bench to expeditiously decide the issue of control over administrative services in Delhi. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told the Delhi government counsel that it will look into the matter. The apex court had on February 14 referred to the issue of control of services to a larger bench after delivering a split verdict.The two-judge bench had said that the Centre should have the final word on posting and transfer of bureaucrats in the national capital administration, but their disagreement on finer details resulted in a split verdict and the matter was referred to a larger bench. The bench, which was called upon to decide on six vexatious issues pertaining to a long-running feud between the central and the national capital governments, had given a unanimous verdict on the remaining five counts and had ruled that the Delhi government’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) cannot probe the Centre’s employees in corruption cases. Out of six contentious issues, the Delhi government had won in three and lost to the Centre on two critical aspects of investigating power to probe central government employees, and for setting up of inquiry commissions. While it left for a larger bench to conclusively decide who will have control over administrative services in the national capital, the apex court had unanimously ruled that the power to appoint inquiry commissions would rest with the Centre as “there is no ‘State Government’ in the Union Territory and the State Government (for this purpose) shall mean the Central Government”. In its 202-page verdict, the court had however held that the elected Delhi government will have the right to appoint public prosecutors, to decide land revenue matters and also to appoint or deal with electricity commission or board. On the most contentious issue, Justice A.K. Sikri had said: “The transfers and postings of secretaries, heads of departments and other officers in the scale of Joint Secretary to the Government of India and above can be done by the Lieutenant Governor and the file submitted to him directly. “For other levels, including DANICS (Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service) officers, files can be routed through the chief minister to L-G. In case of difference of opinion between the L-G and the chief minister, the view of the L-G should prevail and the Ministry of Home Affairs can issue a suitable notification.” Justice Sikri noted that all transfers and postings for Grade III and IV DASS (Delhi Administration Subordinate Service) are done by the Secretary (Services), while those for Grades I and II are done by the Chief Secretary. For “greater transparency” in transfer and posting of officers of this cadre, he suggested a civil services board headed by the Secretary (Services) for the Grade III and IV officials and by the Chief Secretary for the Grade I and II. However, Justice Ashok Bhushan, in his dissenting view, was blunter and had held that the power to regulate transfer and posting of officers working for the Delhi government was not available to its assembly in the first place under the Constitution.
18 May 2007From sharing best practices on preventing radicalization to ensuring that the voices of victims are heard, United Nations Member States, regional organizations and civil society groups have wrapped up a symposium in Vienna on counter-terrorism by proposing a raft of practical measures to defeat the scourge. The two-day symposium – the first major forum on the issue since the landmark UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was adopted at the General Assembly last September – concluded with calls for Member States to work together more closely to try to put an end to terrorist activity. In his concluding remarks, Assistant Secretary-General Bob Orr, Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, said he was heartened that so many participants at the symposium acknowledged that the main responsibility for implementing the Strategy lay with Member States. He also welcomed the many suggestions and proposals offered at the meeting, many of which envision the Task Force playing a crucial role to help Member States and regional groups to implement the Strategy. The proposals include: ensuring that the voices of terrorist victims are heard, and facilitating a dialogue between victims and States; sharing best practices on preventing radicalization; countering the growing terrorist use of the Internet; incorporating human rights obligations into all aspects of counter-terrorism work; sharing experiences on protecting vulnerable targets, such as users of mass transport; and ensuring the Strategy is carried out in an integrated manner. Adopted after a year of often fractious negotiations, the Strategy includes practical steps at the local, national and international level – ranging from strengthening the capacity of individual States to prevent and combat terrorism to ensuring that human rights and the rule of law are always respected in the fight against the scourge. It also calls for measures to enhance the role of the UN system to deal with terrorism, and to make sure that the world body’s efforts are better coordinated. The Vienna symposium was convened jointly by the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Austria.
Both suspects – Yugoslav Admiral Miodrag Jokic and Croatian General Rahim Ademi – will have to return to the Tribunal for their separate trials, according to the respective orders issued today on their cases.Mr. Jokic, a former senior officer of the Yugoslav Navy, surrendered himself to the Tribunal last November to face charges stemming from crimes he and those under his command allegedly committed in 1991 in the shelling and bombing of the Croatian coastal city of Dubrovnik. Among the counts, he is alleged to have committed murder, cruel treatment and attacks on civilians, resulting in the deaths of 43 people. Mr. Ademi, who served in Croatia’s Ministry of the Interior since 1991, surrendered last July to face charges of crimes against humanity and violations of the laws and customs of war. Among other counts, he is accused of persecuting and killing Serb civilians and surrendered soldiers during a military operation in 1993.
“If we do not take concrete actions we risk leaving rural women and girls behind,” said. Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in her opening statement at the regional consultation for the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) on Friday.Achieving adequate living standards, women’s economic empowerment, land rights, food security, health care, quality education, resilience and preparedness to deal with disasters and conflicts are among the main challenges rural women and girls in Asia-Pacific confront. The High-Level meeting, Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls,’ adopted a set of recommendations that will feed into CSW62 to be held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.“Development which does not empower rural women and girls is antithetical to a rights-based approach enshrined in the 2030 Agenda,” Ms. Akhtar stressed.“We must work together to create an enabling environment which supports women and girls in rural areas of Asia and the Pacific to unfold their full potential as powerful agents of change,” she added.The recommendations reflect the urgent need to strengthen normative and legal frameworks, and ensure coordinated action for their social and economic empowerment and meaningful participation in society.Delegates further highlighted the need for improved availability of data and gender statistics to enhance evidence-based policy making.“The 2030 Agenda is a commitment to leaving no-one behind,” Miwa Kato, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific for the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), reminded the participants, adding that the difficulties women face are “partly due to negative gender stereotypes, harmful practices and structural inequalities that must be addressed.” For her part, Kundhavi Kadiresan, Regional Representative of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), underscored, “Evidence shows that if rural women had access to, and control of, the same resources as men, their contributions would increase food production by as much as four per cent,” benefiting the entire family.
Noah McGowan walks with his family as he is honored on Senior Day on May 13. McGowan spent only two years at Ohio State after transferring from McLennan Community College, but was able to lead the Buckeyes to an NCAA tournament berth in his second season. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Editor-in-ChiefThe members of the Ohio State baseball team sat together in The Boardroom of the Schottenstein Center Monday, waiting to hear the Buckeyes’ placement in the NCAA tournament.Each player, donning a red ‘Buckeyes’ shirt with white block-O hats, sat in their chairs, forming a sea of red and white in the dimly lit room. With every regional announced that did not have Ohio State, a quiet groan could be heard, and the tense backs of the players listening to the ESPNU broadcasters eased up as everyone leaned back in their chair, trying to stay relaxed. Except, not every player needed to ease up. Senior utility player Noah McGowan sat back in his booth, cell phone in hand, watching the names of schools appear in their respective slots of the brackets. There was no panic. No tenseness. Just patience.As Ohio State’s name was called out as the No. 3 seed in the Greenville regional and the sea of red and white erupted into waves of celebration, McGowan sat there in the same position with a straight face. It took him a couple seconds before he set his phone down and joined his teammates, clapping and smiling in celebration.McGowan never had any doubts about his team’s chances of reaching the tournament, so he was not super emotional. “There’s not really much to say,” he said after reaching the tournament for the first time in his career.“We were pretty confident that we were going to get in,” he said. “Had a good season, so I mean, we were confident that we were going to get in and make the tournament and we just didn’t know where we were going to be.”The Ohio State baseball team celebrates in The Boardroom at the Schottenstein Center as it is announced that they will be playing in the Greenville regional in the NCAA tournament. It is the second tournament berth in three years for the Buckeyes. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Editor-in-ChiefMcGowan has waited his whole life to reach the NCAA tournament. With the new-found confidence he had this season, built largely off his patient approach at the plate, waiting the few extra minutes for Ohio State to be announced was no problem.On a team laden with seniors, McGowan was one of three who had never before reached the tournament. A transfer after the 2016 season, McGowan left McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, for Columbus in pursuit of the opportunity to compete for a title. With Ohio State coming off a Big Ten tournament title and NCAA tournament appearance in 2016, the odds seemed pretty good he would have his chance.But Ohio State, having lost the bulk of its lineup and two weekend starting pitchers from that squad, suffered through its worst season in program history, limping its way to a 22-34 overall record and missing both the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments altogether.McGowan — expected to be a key cog in that lineup — looked lost at the plate, recording just a .214 batting average, .352 on-base percentage and .405 slugging percentage with five home runs, striking out in 21 percent of his at-bats.Head coach Greg Beals said the slugger, who crushed pitchers in his final season at McLennan to the tune of a .393/.511/.674 slash line, had never been faced with much adversity before 2017 and that he “struggled for the first time in his life as a baseball player.” “I think he got beat by the process last year of dealing with the failures that this game inevitably is going to deliver to you at some point,” Beals added. “He learned a lot from last year and I think that’s really helped him. We trained really well and he made some adjustments, but I think the biggest thing is he made adjustments and he grew mentally.”In learning to deal with failure, McGowan ensured, he would not encounter it as much in 2018. He finished the year leading his team across the board with a .359/.449./581 slash line — all of which placed him in the Big Ten’s top 10 — and nine home runs.He became more selective at the plate, walking 12.5 percent of the time along with a 15.6 percent strikeout rate. The patience was the result of just remaining more relaxed in the batter’s box, he said. “Just trying to play the game and when you’re just natural with it, it just comes easy and you just see the ball well and you hit it,” McGowan said.Ohio State baseball players mob Noah McGowan following his walk-off double Sunday to give Ohio State the 6-5 win against Indiana. Credit: Mac Connor | Ohio State AthleticsMcGowan has been the team’s offensive leader, and his turnaround is one of the biggest reasons Ohio State has made it this far. The Buckeyes were not expected to finish 36-22 or reach the Big Ten tournament semi-finals, let alone make it to the NCAA tournament. Based on most preseason predictions, McGowan’s career was going to end without him having ever reached the NCAA tournament.But he defied those predictions and gave his team the chance to compete for a national title. Ohio State will enter as an underdog to No. 2 South Carolina, and would be an even heavier underdog against No. 1 seeded East Carolina — the No. 12 national seed. That doesn’t scare McGowan though. He said he’s happy with the regional in which his team has been placed. He feels the Buckeyes have what it takes to win.His goals have now changed. When he came to Ohio State, he wanted to make the NCAA tournament and just have the chance to compete for a title. Now he’s in. And he wants more. “Get to Omaha and play in the College World Series,” McGowan said.The road to Omaha, Nebraska, and Ohio State’s first College World Series berth since 1967 runs through Greenville, where the Buckeyes will play against South Carolina. And McGowan can’t set foot on that road until 2 p.m. Friday.Until then, McGowan will have to keep waiting.
History was made at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Sunday night, when the Pittsburgh Penguins became the first team of the NHL’s salary-cap era to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.1The NHL instituted a salary cap after labor disputes that resulted in the loss of the entire 2004-05 season. Winning back-to-back titles wasn’t as big of a deal for much of the NHL’s history — through the 1970s and ’80s, it wasn’t uncommon to see teams win two, three or even four Stanley Cup titles in a row — but repeating has been notoriously difficult in recent decades.The last franchise to go back-to-back was the Detroit Red Wings, whose ridiculously talented Steve Yzerman-led teams won in 1997 and 1998. And before that, it was Mario Lemieux’s Penguins, buttressed by some teenager from the Czech Republic named Jaromir Jagr; they lifted the Cup in the springs of 1991 and 1992, cementing Pittsburgh as a hockey town.Just as those Penguins teams from the early 1990s owed a lot to their captain — Lemieux won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP in both Cup-winning campaigns — these Penguins have been powered by their leader, Sidney Crosby. He played brilliantly in this season’s playoffs, scoring 27 points in 24 games, including 7 in six games during the Final, and earning a second consecutive Smythe. Only one other player, beyond Crosby and Lemieux, has won back-to-back Smythes since the award was first given out in 1965.2That player is goalie Bernie Parent, who led the Philadelphia Flyers to Stanley Cup championships in 1974 and 1975. (And it was never done by all-time greats like Wayne Gretzky, Patrick Roy and Bobby Orr, although each of those players won the trophy at least twice in his career.)Of course, netminder Matt Murray wasn’t too shabby, either. After returning from injury to play in the conference finals, Murray was virtually unbeatable. In 11 games, he recorded seven quality starts3Hockey-Reference.com defines a “quality start” as one in which a goalie records a save percentage greater than or equal to the league average for the season. (Or, if a goalie faces 20 shots or fewer, he must record an 88.5 percent save percentage for the start to be considered “quality.”) and stopped 93.7 percent of the shots he faced.Here’s the most ludicrous thing of all: Murray led Pittsburgh to not one, but two titles as a rookie. After backstopping the Pens to the title last season, he still qualified as a rookie for 2016-17 because of the way the NHL judges rookie status. That elevates Murray into the same territory as Montreal great Ken Dryden, who as a rookie led the Habs to a Stanley Cup championship in 1971.Dryden won the Conn Smythe that year, and because he’d played in only six regular-season games, he still qualified as a rookie for the 1971-72 season. The Habs failed to repeat, but Dryden won the Calder Trophy as the league’s best rookie. Regardless of what Murray does over the rest of his career, he and Dryden will always be mentioned in the same breath. That’s not bad company!Beyond Crosby and Murray, Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was exceptional, finishing as the leading scorer in the playoffs. Geno’s 28 points are tied for the sixth-most of any player in a single postseason since the lockout and are the second-most of his playoff career (trailing the insane 36 points he dropped in 2009, when he won the Conn Smythe).In the first nine seasons they played together, Crosby and Malkin were playoff fixtures. They won one Cup, but otherwise, the Penguins during that time frequently seemed to disappoint in the postseason. After Pittsburgh’s championship in 2009, its record under coach Dan Bylsma was just 27-27 in the postseason, and the team was 0-5 in elimination games. Despite having two of the best players of their generation, the Pens were underachieving. The Crosby-Malkin era had held such promise, but each star was aging out of his prime. It was beginning to look like they might have missed their window for further championship success.All that panic feels like a dream now. Two championships in succession have put Pittsburgh’s tally during the Crosby-Malkin era at three — one more than the team earned in the Lemieux-Jagr era.So where does this place Crosby and Malkin in Penguins lore? It’s difficult (and kind of foolish) to compare eras. The game has changed a lot since Lemieux and Jagr played together, and Crosby and Malkin probably won’t touch their predecessors’ scoring totals. But in terms of titles, the Crosby-Malkin era has been the most successful run in the Penguins’ history. It’s hard to argue with all that silverware.
Ohio State then-sophomore center Micah Potter finishes on a dunk with 6:19 remaining in the first half of Ohio State’s win over Wooster. Credit: Jacob Myers | Former Managing EditorJunior forward Micah Potter announced that he will be transferring from Ohio State according to a release by the program.Potter averaged 4.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game while shooting 46 percent from the field in 59 games and 16 starts during his Buckeye career.“We appreciate Micah’s contributions to our program, and we wish him the very best moving forward,” Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said via the release.Ohio State did not release information as to where Potter would be transferring.The Buckeyes will open the season Wednesday at 6 p.m. against Cincinnati.
The contracts can be so binding, so all-encompassing, that victims, in return for a financial payout, are prevented from talking about allegations of conduct ranging from systematic bullying, intimidation and abuse to sexual harassment… They have become the legal weapon of choice for the rich and powerful: non-disclosure agreements, used to silence the victims of sexual harassment and worse from an overbearing boss. Gagging clauses – as they are known – were originally designed to stop employees sharing trade secrets when they moved to another company, but in recent years they have become synonymous with hushing up claims of sexual harassment, bullying and other abuse, some of it potentially criminal.
← Previous Story SEHA GSS in 2015: Metalurg beat Nexe Next Story → ZRK Vardar and Kim Rasmussen go their separate ways after only 28 days! After winning the eighth place at the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship in Qatar, two Slovenian stars, Dragan Gajic and Uros Zorman announced that this was the last WCh for them:– WC in Qatar is over. I can say we did a good job, we ensured a qualifying ticket for OG in Rio, which was our primary goal! This WC was special for me also. My dreams came true with finishing as top scorer and best right wing in the world. That’s why i decided that this was my last WC. Now, all thoughts are directed into qualifying for EURO 2016 in Poland and participation at Olympic Games in Rio 2016!! Let’s do it! – wrote 31 years-old right wing Dragan Gajic on his FB profile.Gajic was a TOP scorer of the tournament and also elected for the “All Star TEAM”.Slovenian media wrote that the same decision made Gajic’s roomate – a 35 years-old Uros Zorman.Slovenia are close to play in the Olympic qualifications, despite Boris Denic guys lost the decisive battle against Germany for the seventh place. If Qatar win the upcoming Asia qualifications or some of the European teams from positions 2-7 in Doha take EURO 2016, that will put Slovenia into one of the three qualification’s tournament. Dragan GajićUros Zorman
Netflix just released its first Polar trailer, and it shows an expert assassin’s struggle to stay alive after a group of young killers comes after him.On Monday, Netflix posted the Polar trailer on YouTube, which has generated 205,859 views so far. The movie, which stars Mads Mikkelsen and Vanessa Hudgens, will premiere on Netflix on Jan. 25. The new movie is based on Polar, a webcomic and graphic novel series created by Victor Santos.In the flick, Duncan Vizla (Mikkelsen), is known as The Black Kaiser and the world’s top assassin. While he’s enjoying retirement, his former employer determines that he’s a major liability to the firm. Without anyone on his side, Vizla must battle a younger, faster, and more sinister squad of killers who want him dead.The trailer itself is super creepy. Viewers are shown shots of barren wilderness, violent encounters, and moments of stillness in the cold. Hudgens plays Vizla’s neighbor, who ends up becoming involved in Vizla’s conflict. The group of killers, who are ruthless and like to party, set out to find Vizla, who’s done with his pre-assassin days. If Vizla dies before the end of retirement, the company will get to keep eight million dollars.Will Vizla rise to the ranks again? Or will a group of rookie killers end his reign? You’ll have to watch Polar to find out.More on Geek.com:David Fincher’s ‘Love, Death & Robots’ Animated Series Is Coming to NetflixNetflix’s ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Trailer Is a Fun Global Chase‘The Punisher’ Season 2 Is Coming to Netflix on Jan. 18 What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer Stay on target
OLYMPIA — An education advocacy group that typically supports Democrats endorsed Republican Rob McKenna for governor Friday, saying he has concrete proposals that would improve outcomes for students.Stand for Children Washington said McKenna, the state’s attorney general, was aligned with the group’s policy goals. He drew the support of board member Jennifer Vranek, a lifelong Democrat who acknowledged struggling with the decision to back McKenna.“The fact is that party labels just aren’t a good enough reason to not endorse the right champion for education,” she said. “I was really impressed with McKenna’s depth of knowledge and passion about education. We’re looking for a change agent, and after the interviews it was clear that Rob McKenna will prioritize education and get better results for our kids.”In the 2008 election, Stand for Children endorsed Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire. The group also gave 19 legislative endorsements to Democrats that year, compared to just six for Republicans.Candidates’ responsesMcKenna has said he wants to shrink other areas of state government to dedicate more funding to education. He also supports charter schools and linking teacher pay to the success of students — two things that Democrats and the teachers union have typically opposed.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Students at a Liberty City technical school returned from spring break to discover a surprise from the Miami Heat.The Heat donated $20,000 to D.A. Dorsey Technical College after the school was broken into and burglarized earlier this month. The extra help is all part of The Heat’s Random Acts of Heat initiative.The donation will be used to replace the stolen equipment.Microsoft also donated six surface tablets and software to the technical school.“It really shocked me. It touched me, actually, because The Heat! Wow!” said student Lesli Grisette. “I wasn’t expecting that this morning.”Surveillance video captured the thief getting away with $25,000 worth of computer equipment and nearly $20,000 worth of auto mechanic tools.That thief has still not been caught. If you have any information on this theft, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
“The artificial reef is going to be allowing us the opportunity to take the pressure off the natural reefs,” said artist Dennis MacDonald.Natural reef ecosystems will thrive — new ones will soon emerge.“We’re going to start to see some fish appear. They’re going to start to investigate the environment, they’re soon going to be calling it home,” said MacDonald. “We’re going to be watching soft coral growth; we’re going to be watching all kinds of sea growth.”Crews are scheduled to sink the ship this Saturday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Artists are working to put the finishing touches on a ship that will be sunk to form an artificial reef.Named the Okinawa, this vessel will be the next artificial reef to settle east of the Pompano Beach pier.“The vessel is a tug. It was manufactured in 1953. It’s 107 feet long and although we haven’t been able to get a lot of history of it, we believe it did most of its service work with the Army Corps of engineers,” said Rob Wyre, the chairman of Shipwreck Park, Inc.The Okinawa is set to sink to the bottom of the sea a mile away from Lady Luck — another artificial reef created last year.Divers can explore the reefs to enjoy the sea life and artistic features.“Fun for the avid diver and fisherman alike are taking advantage of the fact that she is attracting such a diversity of fish,” Wyre said.With a 12-foot mermaid and serpent statues, the Okinawa is an eco-friendly art piece.
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Sunday, April 28, 2019:Police came across a refrigerator wth its doors still on on the curb on Faulkner Avenue. This is a bylaw violation. Police spoke with resident, who agreed to remove the refrigerator’s doors. (9:26am)A caller reported two mountain bikes were found on the side of the road at Elizabeth Drive and Sachem Circle. Bikes belonged to two girls who left them there to walk to Dunkin’ Donuts. (11:50am)A Chestnut Street caller reported a truck drove on his property on Friday and left tire marks. Police responded to view damage. (12:07pm)A bus caught on fire and was evacuated on the 93 North Exit 41 ramp. State Police and Fire Department responded. (1:34pm)Police issued a parking citation for a vehicle parked within 10 feet of a fire hydrant on Lords Court. (2:08pm)An Arlene Avenue caller reported a loose pit bull in her yard. Owner showed up while caller was still on the line. (4:30pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”
Gold bars recovered from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday. Photo: Customs houseCustoms officials recovered 80 gold bars weighing 9.28-kg from a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early Thursday.A team of customs officials raided the flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, BG-087, after it had landed at the airport from Kualalampur around 4:30 am, said customs inspector Ataul Islam.The team, led by deputy commissioner (customs) Fahmida Mehzabin found the gold bars worth Tk 46.80 million wrapped in black scotch tape under a seat, he added.No one was arrested in this connection, reports UNB.
Stay on target Watch: Massive Whale Breaches Near Boat in MassachusettsWatch the Shocking Moment Lightning Strikes Boat in Boston Visitors to Niagara Falls will soon have a more eco-friendly way to get an up-close look at nature’s majesty. Maid of the Mist is adding fully electric boats to its fleet.It’s the perfect location, really. Niagara Falls has been producing sustainable, clean power since the late 19th century. Maid of the Mist has been operating charters there even longer. Its boats first showed tourists the sites way back in 1846.A pair of boats will be added to the fleet later this summer. They’re built by Manitowoc, Wisconsin’s Burger Boat Company (which, sadly, is not a seafaring purveyor of delicious grilled meats).Burger is known worldwide for its extravagant superyachts, but they build ships of all shapes and sizes. The new boats’ 563HP propulsion system and 316 kWh power packs will be supplied by Switzerland-based electrical engineering titans ABB.The new members of the Maid of the Mist fleet will see plenty of work. More than a million and a half guests per year hop aboard to admire the Falls from their base and get drenched in the process.When the boats return from a tour, they’ll recharge using electricity that’s produced at hydroelectric generating stations downstream. ABB says that its systems will be able to boost the boats’ dual 158 kWh batteries back to 80% in just seven minutes.All in all, the boats should make for a much more enjoyable experience. There’s a long list of things people love about Maid of the Mist’s tours, but the blaring sound and unpleasant smell of the current diesel motors aren’t on it.Burger’s boats and the ABB components are being shipped to the Maid’s maintenance facility in the coming weeks. Final assembly will take place on site, and then it’s time to throw on the blue ponchos and head out on the maiden voyage.More on Geek.com:Japan Opens Cocktail Bar in Waste Dump to Promote SustainabilityDead Fish Parts to Power Norwegian Cruise Ships by 2021This $5 Million Solar-Powered Super Yacht Cruises in ‘Pure Silence’
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more April 16, 2015 — Healthcare organizations are embracing patient engagement through strategies and investments centered on patient portals, according to a new study by HIMSS Analytics, a global research and analytics firm. However, healthcare leaders question whether their current trajectory will lead to the increased patient involvement required to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs, the survey found.HIMSS Analytics conducted a study on the state of patient engagement commitment and investment at healthcare organizations across the United States. The research consisted of an online quantitative survey of executives from 114 healthcare organizations and a qualitative focus group that involved nine of these leaders. An executive summary of the study was presented at HIMSS 2015, April 13-15 in Chicago.HIMSS Analytics defines patient engagement as “an organization’s strategy to get patients involved in actively and knowledgeably managing their own health and wellness and that of family members and others for whom they have responsibility. This includes reviewing and managing care records, learning about conditions, adopting healthy behaviors, making informed healthcare purchases and interacting with care providers as a partner.”The study, sponsored by InterSystems, found that the top drivers for patient engagement are to enhance and improve the health of the community (77 percent), the quest to build brand loyalty for patients (77 percent) and meeting meaningful use requirements (60 percent). However, these strategies might not be “fully baked,” according to the focus group participants. Indeed, some participants questioned their patient engagement plans.“We don’t really have a true patient engagement strategy, just a portal project,” said one executive. Another chimed in to say, “We say we have a patient engagement strategy, but it is really just part of other strategies – wellness, health improvement, population health.”Such comments are a cause for concern, according to Joe DeSantis, vice president of HealthShare Platforms, InterSystems, who pointed out that while leaders say they have a strategy, they may be moving forward with only a tactical plan.“Even if organizations have a vision for real patient engagement, many are consumed with checking the boxes for meaningful use,” DeSantis said. “Unfortunately, a patient portal based on a single EHR [electronic health record] is not enough to move patient engagement forward. Engagement needs to span the entire care continuum. The short-term focus on meaningful use has often been at the expense of long-term strategic goals.”Patient engagement initiatives often lack definitive leadership. According to the survey, multi-departmental/multi-role committees are the most common owners of an organization’s patient engagement strategy (26 percent). Other owners of the strategy include the chief marketing officers (15 percent), followed by chief information officers (10 percent) and CEOs (8 percent).These strategy owners might not have the financial wherewithal to effectively move initiatives forward. The roadblock: Spending on patient engagement is spread across organizations – with information technology (IT) typically buying the tools, ambulatory departments paying for the costs for program administration, and marketing shelling out the money for promotions to position patient engagement as a brand loyalty strategy.“I am coming to the conclusion that maybe we don’t actually have an organizational strategy around patient engagement if we have not set up a budget that owns all aspects of it,” said one of the surveyed executives.Even in the absence of a cohesive financial strategy, IT departments are turning to patient portals as their go-to tool for patient engagement. Their reasons for adopting portals are varied: 71 percent of respondents who have an engagement strategy are using portal technology to meet current minimum meaningful use requirements for functionality and data sharing from a single source; 54 percent are using portals that offer a combination of patient services, technology and content; and 51 percent are using portals as a configurable, interoperable information exchange platform with data sharing from multiple sources. Overall, about two-thirds of these respondents are using portals provided by their EHR vendors.Not surprisingly, focus group participants expressed concerns about their portal solutions. “Most portals don’t really align well with the definition of patient engagement,” one leader said. “They are great for convenience, but they don’t actually help people manage chronic diseases, improve their health or give them resources they need to move toward healthier behaviors. Most of the tools out there just don’t deliver on that promise.”To fully engage patients, leaders are looking for next-generation portals to offer the functionality that will enable patients to become partners in their own care. More specifically, they are seeking functionality such as e-visits or e-consultations (80 percent), interoperability across multiple providers (70 percent), health evaluation and coaching (70 percent) and tele-visits (50 percent).For more information: www.himssanalytics.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | April 16, 2015 HIMSS Analytics Survey Finds Healthcare Organizations Still Defining Patient Engagement Results find that while many organizations use patient portals, developing a patient engagement strategy is still proving difficult News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more
Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | August 10, 2016 Mobius Highlights Integrated Solutions at 2016 AAPM Meeting News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Related Content The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD August 10, 2016 — Mobius Medical Systems highlighting even greater integration of its solutions at the 2016 AAPM meeting. Mobius3D version 2.0.1 includes new integration of the company’s DoseLab machine QA software. Clinicians now have the ability to view all of their patient QA and machine QA data in the same user friendly Web interface. Version 2.0.1 also showcases the clinically released cone-beam CT (CBCT) module, the first of its kind online tool for patient positioning QA and patient anatomy verification.“We strongly believe that the process of Machine QA and Patient QA should be separated, but having access to the results in a single interface offers greater efficiency”, remarked Nathan Childress, Ph.D., founder of Mobius Medical Systems. “We were the first company to offer an integrated solution for plan QA, pre-treatment patient specific QA, and in-vivo per fraction QA. With the addition of patient positioning, anatomy verification and machine QA, there isn’t a more integrated QA system available in our market today.”Mobius Medical Systems offers software solutions for quality assurance in radiation oncology. Mobius Medical develops DoseLab and Mobius3D, which provide clinicians around the world with the data they need to ensure the safe delivery of radiation treatments. For more information: www.mobiusmed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more
Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus Systems, two Carestream DRX-Ascend Systems and one Carestream DRX-1 System to deliver high-quality imaging for its patients. The medical group’s radiology staff performs 65,000 imaging exams on these systems annually.“We deliver diagnostic and orthopedic imaging for outpatients throughout our service region. Carestream imaging systems deliver excellent image quality as well as advanced image enhancement software that provides the fine diagnostic detail required by our specialists,” said Brenda Bale, director of diagnostic imaging, Springfield Clinic.Radiology technologists perform exams for adult and pediatric patients and capture long-length, cross-table and supine exams.“Springfield Clinic physicians and advanced practitioners can view imaging studies in minutes, determine a diagnosis and discuss possible treatment options in a single office visit. This enhances the quality of our services to patients and their overall experience at Springfield Clinic,” Bale explained.Springfield Clinic uses Carestream’s optional long-length imaging software that automatically captures, aligns and stitches together up to three images along with Carestream software that enhances visualization of tubes and lines as well as pneumothorax.“Carestream has been our imaging partner of choice for more than 10 years,” according to Bale. “The company’s imaging systems are extremely reliable and intuitively easy to use, which enhances our productivity. And their service is unmatched in this area. Our patients and community look to Springfield Clinic as their healthcare destination of choice for quality diagnostic imaging, and to meet the demand for our services, downtime is not an option.”Springfield Clinic’s imaging systems are equipped with Carestream DRX Plus 3543 detectors as well as Carestream DRX 2530C small-format detectors to deliver excellent image quality at a lower dose.Bale added that Carestream detectors are well built and have survived drops, been recalibrated and tested, and then returned to service. “If a detector is severely damaged, it is replaced as part of the Accident Protection Plan that Carestream offers for its detectors,” she said. 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Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! 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Watch a video on the system:DRX-Evolution Plus Animation Demo – Digital Radiography for Medical Imaging Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing New,Alliant National Hires VP for Agent Training, Business Development October 24, 2013 386 Views “”Alliant National Title Insurance Company””:http://www.alliantnational.com/home.aspx, a title insurance underwriter that partners with independent agents, announced the hiring of Katherine “”Kitty”” Stevens, Esq. as VP of Florida agent training and business development.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]In her new role, Stevens will team with Jeffry Stein, Esq., VP and Florida counsel for Alliant National, to craft and share creative solutions to help the company’s independent agents thrive in the new regulatory environment. She is also charged with spearheading Alliant National’s agent training initiatives in Florida.Stevens earned her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.””Kitty Stevens has an excellent background for what is required to stay abreast of consumer protection regulations, especially as they pertain to mortgages,”” said David Ginger, president of Alliant National. “”We welcome her to our team.””””I am honored to join the Alliant National Team,”” Stevens said. “”As an attorney, I am dedicated to the protection and education of consumers, and I look forward to achieving this goal through Alliant National’s carefully selected, ethical Independent Agents.”” Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers Title Insurance 2013-10-24 Tory Barringer