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Fire at AIIMS forces evacuation of patients

first_imgNew Delhi: A fire broke out at the teaching block of the AIIMS here on Saturday, destroying samples and medical reports and forcing evacuation of some patients, though no one was injured, officials said.Patients from some floors of the AB ward, close to the Microbiology department where the blaze started at around 5 pm, were evacuated along with those in operation theatres above it as the smoke spread, they said, adding the fire was doused within two hours. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsA Delhi Fire Services Department (DFS) official said 22 fire tenders were rushed to the site after they received a call. The Microbiology department’s virology unit on the second floor of the teaching block has been completely gutted, sources said. Former finance minister Arun Jaitley is admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the cardio-neuro centre, housed in a different building in the complex. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “I appeal to everyone to maintain calm and allow the Fire Services personnel to do their work.” Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayA fire department official said there was no casualty in the blaze. Dark plumes of smoke and flames were seen billowing out from the affected building of the premier health institute. Sources said the fire spread to the Emergency Lab in the department of Lab Medicine, which is adjacent to the Microbiology department’s virology unit, where electricity work was going on for some time and cable and wire being used were kept, they said. The fire moved down to the first floor – and also upward to the third and the fourth floor of the building, they said. Some parts of the fifth floor were also affected, they added. “The fire was brought under control within two hours,” said a fire department official. Patients’ samples come to the virology unit and Lab Medicine department for testing. Sources said it is suspected that a large number of samples and patient records have been destroyed as the virology unit has been completely gutted. However, there were no casualties and the cooling process is underway, a fire department official said.last_img read more

Feds win interim interim stay for 15day cap on solitary confinement

first_imgTORONTO — The federal government won’t have to comply immediately with a court decision that limited solitary confinement to 15 consecutive days, the Supreme Court of Canada has decided.In granting Ottawa’s urgent request for an “interim interim” stay, the country’s top court said the government had met all three needed conditions. Those factors, the court said, include whether there was a “serious issue” to be tried and whether it would cause the government “irreparable harm” if not granted.“I am satisfied that these factors have been met for the purpose of the interim interim stay only,” Justice Suzanne Cote said. “This order will remain in effect until the determination of the motion for an interim stay, which shall be dealt with on an expedited basis.”In a ruling last month, the Ontario Court of Appeal said placing prisoners deemed a risk to themselves or others in segregation for more than 15 days amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and was therefore unconstitutional. The court gave correctional authorities 15 days — until Friday — to comply and end the practice.The federal government sought leave to appeal to the Supreme Court, along with a request to put the lower-court decision on hold pending the outcome. However, because the request for an interim stay would only be heard well after Friday’s deadline to comply with the ruling, Ottawa sought the interim interim stay.In support of its request, the federal government said the lower court did not take into account the consequences of capping administrative segregation, and warned that imposing a hard limit in all cases could be dangerous.“There is currently no alternative recourse to address these situations, placing the safety and security of all federal institutions, the inmates and the staff at high risk,” the government said in its notice of leave to appeal.Critics of isolation say studies indicate that depriving inmates of meaningful human contact for much of their day can cause long-term, even permanent, psychological damage.The Canadian Civil Liberties Association, which has pursued the case, called it “deeply disappointing” that the government was seeking to appeal.It opposed the interim interim stay request, calling it highly unusual for courts to allow practices deemed to violate the charter because they amount to cruel and unusual treatment to continue.“Canada asks this court to prolong a dangerous practice that is ‘harmful and offside responsible medical opinion,’” the association said in its filing. “The impact on those affected is real and serious.”Having granted the interim interim stay, Cote gave the association until April 23 to respond to the request for an interim stay, and Ottawa a further two days to reply. It’s not clear when the Supreme Court will decide on the stay motion or whether it will hear the government’s appeal.Colin Perkel, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Konami code made famous by Contra unlocks secret on the Bank of

The central bank unveiled the design for the new $10 bank note last week to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.The key sequence to unlock the secret is known as the Konami code because it was first included in many games for the Nintendo Entertainment System by the Japanese company of the same name in the late 80s. The code was most famously used in Contra to give the player 30 lives instead of the standard three.The code is: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a.“The Bank of Canada’s web team thought the Konami code was a fun way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation,” Bank of Canada spokeswoman Josianne Menard said.Konami is now, with a few exceptions, mostly out of the business of video games and makes a large portion of its money producing slot machines and other gambling devices.With files from Financial Post OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada has placed an Easter egg on its website promoting the new $10 bill.If visitors to the website enter the right series of keys, it plays the national anthem and fills the screen with a shower of tiny animated banknotes.Government of Canada read more

Sri Lanka says engagement with SAARC remains high priority

Further, he said the Government provided necessary resources to national focal agencies to send more than 100 experts and professionals to various SAARC meetings outside Sri Lanka. The Foreign Minister said that although trade under SAFTA has been increasing, the total volume of intra-regional trade in SAARC is far below than its actual potential. Regional cooperation and integration in South Asia is vital for countries to improve competitiveness and productivity. Open trade, stable and friendly investment policies, could induce more FDI inflow to the region. Sri Lanka says its engagement with SAARC remains a high priority in keeping with the country’s commitments towards SAARC and to move forward the current SAARC activities in different spheres.Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, speaking at the thirty- seventh Session of the SAARC Council of Ministers meeting in Pokhara, Nepal today, said that last year alone, Sri Lanka was the host to eleven SAARC meetings and workshops relating to several important areas of cooperation. The Minister concluded by saying that Sri Lanka for its part will spare no effort to translate the vision of the SAARC Charter into reality. (Colombo Gazette) “Sri Lanka is committed to working with SAARC on promoting regional and multilateral economic cooperation. While welcoming joint proposals by several Member States to fast-track the reduction of the sensitive lists under SAFTA, Sri Lanka will also continue consultations with the stakeholders and work towards the further contraction of the existing Sensitive List in a phased manner,” he said.He also said that poverty alleviation and improving the living conditions of our people have always been a priority of SAARC but the region is still home for around 44% of the world’s poor. The Minister says there is an urgent need for SAARC to take early action to contextualise the newly adopted Sustainable Development agenda and develop an appropriate regional mechanism for its implementation.“Today, security challenges, both traditional and non-traditional, have become extremely complex and interwoven. The diverse, complex and advanced tactics used by illegal non state actors engaged in terrorism, piracy, trafficking, and smuggling need to be addressed with urgency through cooperation and coordination,” he added. read more

US wholesale prices up 04 per cent in December driven by higher

by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Jan 15, 2014 6:33 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesale prices increased in December, pushed up by rising gasoline prices and energy costs. But overall inflation remained mild.The Labor Department says the producer price index, which measures costs before they reach the consumer, rose 0.4 per cent last month. That ends three straight months of falling wholesale prices.Gas prices reversed recent declines and increased 2.2 per cent last month. Home heating oil costs grew at the fastest pace in 10 months, while diesel fuel prices increased at the biggest clip in almost four years.Over the past 12 months, relatively low energy costs have kept inflation tame. Prices have risen a modest 1.2 per cent in that period.Excluding volatile energy and food prices, wholesale costs increased 0.3 per cent in December and 1.4 per cent year over year. FILE- In this March 1, 2013 file photo, a truck drives past stacks of containers that were unloaded from a ship at the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal in Baltimore. The Commerce Department reports on wholesale prices for December on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) US wholesale prices up 0.4 per cent in December, driven by higher gas and heating oil costs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Football Ohio State wide receivers under microscope in 2017

OSU then-redshirt freshman wide receiver K.J. Hill (14) avoids a tackle during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorLast season, the production of the wide receiver unit for the Ohio State football team was subpar to say the least. As a group, the wideouts for the Buckeyes hauled in 16 touchdowns and racked up 1,445 yards — numbers that might seem impressive on paper, but fall well short of the high standard set by OSU coach Urban Meyer.The lack of a deep ball and overall inability to produce chunk plays in key moments led to a lackluster aerial offense. The team’s leading receiver, Curtis Samuel, played as an H-back and took a large percentage of his snaps from the backfield, but far and away led the team in yards and also tied Noah Brown for most receiving touchdowns (7). While Samuel was not actually a part of the wide receiver group for OSU last season, he and Brown were the clear leading pass catchers for the Buckeyes. And now, both have bolted for the NFL draft.With new playmakers needed at the position, and questions swirling about how effective the wide receivers for the Buckeyes can be this year, coach Zach Smith said the team needs those elusive chunk plays that were nonexistent last season in order to right the wrongs of a stagnant passing game.“We gotta make big plays,” he said. “We gotta hit the deep ball, we gotta throw the deep ball, we gotta protect the deep ball. When that happens — you’ve seen it here before — it opens everything up. And when it doesn’t happen, it’s hard to open everything up.”The low passing yard average of 213.9 yards per game, which ranked 81st in the country last season, was a key criticism of Meyer’s team in 2016. With Brown poised for a potential breakout season after breaking his leg during the spring the year prior, and a slew of young talent, more was expected from a normally stout OSU offense.Instead, Brown posted mostly mediocre numbers apart from his four touchdown performance against Oklahoma, and most of the young receivers received limited playing time. This year, even with returning players such as redshirt juniors Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin, OSU must have production from its younger players in order to be successful.Campbell might not even be featured as a wide receiver often, considering Meyer said earlier this spring he has been working as an H-back during camp. Still, he feels OSU fans need not worry about the wideouts in 2017, even with the top performers from last year leaving early.“At a premier program like this, it’s always going to be guys coming in and guys leaving,” Campbell said. “It’s a huge rotation and so much talent comes through here and so much talent that leaves so we have no choice but to step up. We have an incredible amount of talent in our room right now and I think we’re going to live up to those expectations.”Redshirt sophomore K.J. Hill, who is also spending time as an H-back this spring, is viewed as a more veteran presence in the wide receiver room after spending two seasons in Columbus. Plus, coming into his third year with OSU, he will be expected to produce in nearly every game after hauling in the team’s first passing touchdown last season.Hill said he is pleased with what he is seeing from the group prior to the spring game, and feels the team is ready to show they can produce a deep ball threat, and produce where they need to to push the team to the next level.“Everybody got the same motto this year,” he said. “There’s been different types of things going on, but right now we just want to establish ourselves as the best group in the country. So we’ve just been practicing like that every day even though it’s been getting tough, we’re just there reminding each other about it. That we want to be the best.”Sophomore Binjimen Victor, who Meyer said has been making strides this spring, was seen in an orange, non-contact jersey. After being banged up in practice, Victor is still expected to play in Saturday’s spring game, Smith said.OSU kicks off the season with the annual Scarlet and Gray scrimmage on Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for 12:30 p.m. read more

Boy 13 arrested over attempted murder of pupil who died from allergic

first_img 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. Karan was taken ill at around 11.30am last Wednesday, June 28, and was rushed to hospital in a life-threatening condition. A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of another 13-year-old who died after suffering a severe allergic reaction at school.Karanbir Cheema, known as Karan, died with his parents by his hospital bedside on Sunday, 10 days after taking ill at  William Perkin Church of England High School in Greenford, west London.Detectives questioned another 13-year-old boy in connection with his death. The teenager was released on bail until late July.Alice Hudson, executive head teacher of Twyford CofE Academy Trust, said that Karan, a Year 8 pupil had a “number of allergies” and had managed to alert staff staff to the fact that he urgently needed help before his condition deteriorated.Staff did treat him with his medication that was kept in the school’s office before the ambulance arrived but it sadly did not work.Mrs Hudson said: “Karanbir Cheema, known as Karan, was a popular Year 8 student. He had many friends who are devastated at his death, as are the staff.”He was a bright and keen student who excelled in maths. Our thoughts and prayers are with Karan’s family.” Mrs Hudson said: “(Karan) was able to come to the school office to indicate that he thought he was having an extreme reaction and they were able to immediately administer the normal treatment, which was kept in the office for his care.”Very, very tragically in this situation this was not effective.”She added: “Staff at the school reacted promptly to provide medical intervention and were well supported by the London Ambulance Service who attended the scene.”The school has robust care plans in place for students with identified medical requirements and Karan’s care plan was promptly put in place.”But in light of this tragic incident a review of the procedures will be carried out to ensure that the highest level of standards is maintained.”The school will not comment on any criminal investigation in relation to this incident.”A neighbour of the Cheemas, who did not wish to be identified, said: “It’s awful news, really awful. He was a lovely boy, him and his brother.”Always polite, friendly, lovely really. They used to play football in the garden all the time. “He had a little brother and they were always out playing. I didn’t know what had happened. The last time I saw him must have been a couple of weeks ago. “Its such a shame. It really is.”Another neighbour of Mrs Cheema said that she had told him ten years ago that her son suffered from a “serious skin complaint”.”I remember her telling me that he had serious skin complaint, that would have been around ten years ago,” he said. A post-mortem examination is due to take place on Wednesday.William Perkin Church of England High School is rated outstanding by both Ofsted and the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS, which determines the distinctiveness and effectiveness of a church school.last_img read more

100 years of Greek cinema

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram University of Sydney’s Professor Vrasidas Karalis will be presenting a talk on the 100 years of Greek cinema at Sydney’s Greek Bilingual Bookshop. This will be followed by a screening of Golfo (1914), the first feature film produced in Greece. Despite the loss of the original, the 1955 Finos Film version will be shown. Cost of entry includes nibbles, with all proceeds going to the University of Sydney’s Department of Modern Greek, to be used for the Modern Greek Conference next month. When: Thursday 20 November at 7.00 pm Where: Greek Bilingual Bookshop, 837 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, NSW Entry is $20 To book or register your interest, call (02) 9559 4424 or email events@bilingualshop.com.aulast_img

Coronavirus la transmission du nCoV entre humains jugée probable par lOMS

first_imgCoronavirus : la transmission du nCoV entre humains jugée probable par l’OMSSelon l’OMS (Organisation mondiale de la Santé), deux employés hospitaliers qui soignaient des patients infectés en Arabie saoudite ont été contaminés par le nouveau coronavirus (nCoV). Pour l’organisme, il est maintenant jugé probable que le nCoV peut se transmettre d’homme à homme.Les connaissances progressent sur le nouveau coronavirus, un virus proche du Sras (syndrome respiratoire aigu sévère) qui avait entraîné la mort de plusieurs centaines de personne en Chine en 2003. Depuis son identification en septembre 2012, le nCoV aurait contaminé 40 personnes dont deux en France et 20 qui auraient trouvé la mort suite à l’infection, d’après l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS).À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pourtant on ne savait pas encore avec certitude si ce nouveau virus pouvait se transmettre d’homme à homme. Du moins, bien que des scientifiques affirmaient que la chose était possible, l’OMS ne l’avait pas encore confirmé. Mais après que deux employés hospitaliers qui soignaient des patients infectés en Arabie Saoudite ont été contaminés, le doute s’amenuise. “C’est la première fois que l’infection au nouveau coronavirus est diagnostiquée chez des professionnels de santé après exposition à des patients”, a indiqué mercredi soir l’OMS citée par l’AFP.Les deux employés contaminés sont un homme de 45 ans tombé malade le 2 mai et actuellement dans un état critique et une femme de 43 ans, tombée malade le 8 mai et pour le moment dans un état jugé stable. C’est d’ailleurs en Arabie saoudite que le foyer infectieux est le plus important avec 30 patients infectés entraînant la mort de 15 d’entre eux. Les autres cas ont été recensés en Allemagne, en France, en Grande-Bretagne, en Jordanie et au Qatar. Des mesures adaptées pour éviter la contamination Pour faire face à cette transmission potentielle, l’OMS souligne donc que “les installations de santé traitant des patients susceptibles d’être infectés devront prendre des mesures adaptées pour diminuer le risque de transmission du virus à d’autres patients et professionnels de santé”. En France, un patient a été contaminé par le nCoV après avoir partagé sa chambre à l’hôpital avec un premier patient porteur du virus.Le 16 mai 2013 à 14:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

33 name company cars as the best work perk

first_imgA third (33%) of employee respondents say that a company car is the best work perk an employer could offer, according to research by OSV Vehicles and Motoring.Its survey of 750 employees and 340 employers also found that a company car is the deciding factor for 19% of employee respondents when taking a job.The research also found:16% of employee respondents say that not having a company car is a deal-breaker.41% of employee respondents believe that company car schemes allow them to drive a car that they would not ordinarily aspire to, whether through personal financial issues or otherwise.Just 10% of employer respondents are looking to invest more into fleet cars over the next year.Andrew Kirkley, joint company director of OSV, said: “There are many different factors to consider when putting together a remuneration package for potential star employees, but with the company car proving such an attraction, it may well pay to use fleet as a recruitment carrot.”last_img read more

Say Media Names Dianne Dubois CFO

first_img“She knows what it takes to thrive in a competitive business landscape,” says Say Media CEO Matt Sanchez in a statement. “Her experience in finance and operations across a variety of fast-growth businesses is invaluable.”Dubois says she plans to focus her attention on helping the company expand its operations, while capitalizing on its current momentum to influence the future of digital publishing.Say Media’s portfolio of digital brands includes xoJane and xoVain, Fashionista, HonestlyWTF and ReadWrite. Those outlets, in conjunction with the others, yield a combined audience reach of more than 400 million people worldwide.More on this topic Penton Names New CEO Amy DuBois Barnett Director-Level Doers Berner Stepping Down From MPA Asset International Takes First Steps In Big Growth Plans Time Worldwide Publisher Kim Kelleher Named Say Media PresidentJust In The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry DivePowered by Industry veteran Dianne Dubois has been tapped by Say Media to be its new chief financial officer.During her more than 20 years in the industry, Dubois previously served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Olivia, was chief financial officer at both Looksmart and eTrade North America. In addition, she has also held senior financial roles at Disney, WellPoint and PIMCO.Dubois has spent the last four years acting as a consulting chief financial officer for a variety of mid-sized emerging technology, media, cleantech and biotech businesses.last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR A Letter Of Support For Jomarie OMahony From

first_imgDear Editor,In Fall of 2003, as I was finishing up three years of service in the United States Army, my wife returned home to Massachusetts with our infant son to look for a house.  After a Paul Revere-like ride through “every Middlesex village and farm,” she told me that she wanted to move to Wilmington.  I will be eternally grateful that Jomarie found this community as it has given us so much over the years, most especially the dear friends and neighbors that we have been blessed to make.I wanted to write and thank all of those people who have been supportive of Jomarie’s campaign for Selectman.  Being the father of two daughters, I am very glad that those girls can see the names of women running for elected office on the placards in yards around town.  As those children grow into young adults, I hope that they will have candidates like Jomarie to represent them.Jomarie is always looking for ways to help people in the community she cares so deeply about.  As an attorney, she chose to practice an area of law that seeks to protect the most vulnerable members of our society, namely those children who have been abused or neglected.  As a volunteer, she is moved by the sentiment of the famous quote about Robert F. Kennedy: “Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say why not?.” As a mother and a wife, she is always striving to make our small corner of the world a better place.In closing, I would ask that all those who read this letter to consider supporting Jomarie with a vote on election day.  I would also ask those people to support the candidacy of incumbent Selectmen Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira.  In Greg and Kevin, I see the same spirit of volunteerism and love for this community that animates Jomarie, and I think that they could tap into a synergy that would continue this town on the path that made it one of the best places to live in the Commonwealth.Very truly yours,David O’MahonyLike 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: State Rep. Dave Robertson Endorses Jomarie O’Mahony For SelectwomanIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: O’Mahony Brings People Together, Always Helping Others With A SmileIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shawsheen Tech School Committee’s Robert Peterson Sr. Endorses O’Mahony For SelectwomanIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

Anchorage Museum Trying New Ways To Recruit New Museum Buffs

first_imgAs cultural institutions across the country struggle to stay relevant in a changing financial landscape, many are testing new ways to raise funds and expand membership. The Anchorage museum is trying to recruit the next wave of museum buffs in some unconventional ways.Download Audiolast_img

Hotness alert Meet Bidaai actor Angad Hasija the first TV celeb to

first_imgFurther, Angad agrees that going nude is a very personal choice and not everyone is comfortable with the idea of posing naked for photoshoot or scenes. “I have many friends in female also who are not comfortable wearing shorts also and many male friends who cannot go shirtless for a photo or a show. I was offered to go nude in a web series but I wasn’t comfortable but you never know I might get comfortable in the future. It’s an individual choice. We are living in 2019 and people pretend to be holier than a cow. Who doesn’t like to have a look at sexy actors and actresses bodies?” he said.Spilling some beans on his inspiration, Angad said that he takes inspiration from Hrithik Roshan, who has worked hard to develop and maintain his physique. Angad HasijaInstagramOf late, posing nude for the cameras have become fairly common among television celebrities. After a few male actors like Abhinav Shukla, Karan Tacker, Sangram Singh, Ashmit Patel who went bold for photoshoots, recently actresses Abigail Pande and Aashka Goradia went topless to promote nude yoga.However, the first TV actor who dared to bare it all a few years ago was Angad Hasija.Talking about what promoted him to pose nude, Angad, who rose to popularity with Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai, told SpotboyE: “I was the first actor to get a nude photoshoot done, my image was very shy and innocent and a sanskari boy courtesy my TV show Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai. I wanted to do something different and it wasn’t cheap at all. I did it for an international gallery. I got to do a lot of fashion shows because of that,”But, back then, the actor was heavily criticised for posing nude although many admired him for the same. “When I did it few years ago, people were looking down on me. And now it has been a trend. When you start something new, you have to be prepared to take criticism and people didn’t take it well and today everyone is doing it. People told me that since I was doing something so traditional as TV, how can I go nude, even for a photoshoot?” he said, adding that, “I think my fan following increased more and people started considering me gutsy and sexy after seeing the pictures,” he said.When asked if he would go bold for a show or movie, the Bidaai actor quipped, “Yes, if needed and if the presentation is done in a good way, then why not! I am comfortable with my body. I don’t know why people make so much fuss about going nude. As an actor one should have the guts that if the script demands, you can do anything.”last_img read more

Kamal calls for allout polls campaign at every house locality

first_imgDr Kamal HossainJatiya Oikya Front chief Kamal Hossain on Monday said no one will be able to deprive people of their ownership of the country if they get organised and cast their votes, reports UNB.”We all will cast our votes as per the constitution. Let’s conduct an all-out election campaign at every house and every locality. Seeking votes is not an offence,” he said.Speaking at a discussion programme, Kamal further said, “We must enjoy our ownership of the country, but we don’t have any quarrel with anyone. If we can get organised no one can deprive us of it (ownership of the country.”Bangladesh Human Rights Monitoring Council arranged the programme at the National Press Club, marking the International Human Rights Day.Kamal warned that the country’s independence will be hampered if people cannot cast their votes. “We must restore people’s ownership of the country to bring back democracy.”He urged the government to ensure the best use of the last 20 days of its tenure so that people can appreciate it after the election.”Your tenure has almost come to an end. Only 20 days are left. So, use the time properly. We’ll help you if you want to do that. For Allah’s sake do something good so that we can thank you on 31 December,” he said.Kamal also reminded the government that people did not accept the ‘lopsided’ election held in 2014.Referring to media reports on the growing incidents of extrajudicial killing, he demanded the government form a strong probe body to investigate the incidents.”Extrajudicial killing has turned epidemic …there’s no guarantee of normal death in the country for lack of democracy. People can’t die without any trial. Extrajudicial killing must be stopped,” the jurist observed.last_img read more

The GRB Shelter Will Probably Remain Open Through The Weekend

first_img X The shelter housing people impacted by hurricane Harvey and set up at the George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center will not likely close this weekend, as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had indicated during the week.The American Red Cross is in charge of the GRB shelter and says that, as of Thursday night, it was still housing about 1,000 people.Almost 300 will be relocated to a renovated facility with dormitories that used to be a homeless shelter managed by Star of Hope and some of them started moving out on Friday morning.As for the approximately remaining 700 people, the City says it has a two-fold plan.They are looking for apartments and also for another shelter.“The key for us is making sure that we have a safe and secure place for people who are not able to be housed today and need to continue in a sheltering location, but until that is finalized, I’m not gonna provide details,” Tom McCasland, director of the City’s Department of Housing and Community Development told Houston Public Media (HPM).McCasland had no details on the timeline to empty the Convention Center either.Some people staying at the GRB told HPM they will go wherever the next designated shelter is because they have no other options, while others are trying to line up hotel rooms through government agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img 00:00 /01:01 Al Ortiz | Houston Public Media This is how the interior of the George R. Brown Convention Center, located in downtown Houston, looked on Friday September 15th. The Red Cross said that at that point it was still housing about 1,000 people impacted by hurricane Harvey. Sharelast_img read more

Morgan State Student Fatally Stabbed off Campus

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — A Morgan State University student has died after being stabbed off campus in Northeast Baltimore.21-year-old Marcus EdwardsCity police say in a news release that 21-year-old Marcus Edwards died Monday night at a hospital.Officers responded about 10:30 p.m. to a report of a stabbing about a mile north of campus. They found Edwards, suffering from a wound to his chest.Police were to canvass the area Tuesday morning for information.last_img

Wideload to travel up A34 on Sunday

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are being advised to expect delays around the A34 as a wide-load travels through North Staffordshire this weekend. Police say the load will be travelling up from Stafford to Newcastle-under-Lyme, via the A34 Northbound on Sunday December 3. The load’s route will take it from Stafford, through Stone and then onto Newcastle. Staffordshire Police have warned that delays and diversions are likely as the vehicle, and its escort, travel through the region. The load is said to be one of the largest yet – weighing 587 tons, 105 metres long and 5.77 metres wide. The wide-load is due to leave Stafford at 8am. We will be bringing you live updates on the load’s progress through North Staffordshire on Sunday morning. Another wide-load passed through the region yesterday morning. Read MorePolice name lorry driver who died in accident on A500 For the latest traffic and travel news from across the region, you can visit our designated Traffic and Travel channel here. For live travel news for the rest of Monday, visit our Live News Service here.last_img read more

Cold front claims fourth victim in Costa Rica

first_imgStrong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador Facebook Comments Related posts:More heavy rains will hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week, red alerts issued Government charters flight to bring Costa Ricans home from Puerto Rico VIDEOS: Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle around Costa Rica Government decrees state of mourning; donation, volunteer efforts increasecenter_img High winds claimed the life of a fourth victim in Costa Rica as the cold front that has been moving through the country since the weekend continued to cause accidents, power outages and other problems.A report from National Emergency Commission (CNE) spokeswoman Nancy Madrigal on Monday evening indicated that the fourth victim of accidents related to the cold front died in Turrialba. Madrigal said that the victim was an indigenous man who attempted to cross the Siripi River on Saturday and was carried away by the strong current. His body was found on Monday.Several rivers around the country are running high following days of heavy rains, the CNE reported.Of the three other victims previously reported, two were Swiss tourists who died when a tree fell on their cabin in the Caribbean beach town of Cahuita on Saturday; the third was a cyclist who died when a tree fell on him during a race in the Pacific port town of Caldera.As of Monday evening, the CNE reported a total of 332 incidents reported nationwide including 47 homes with roofs ripped off by the winds, six landslides and three floods. A Yellow Alert was still in place for all regions of the country except the southwest.last_img read more

Russians mark 10 years since deadly theater siege

first_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix “The HQ had to carry out the operation in utmost secrecy,” Alexei Filatov from Alfa’s veteran organization told a news conference on Friday _ the 10th anniversary of the storming of the theater that ended the three-day siege.“It was only at the last moment that we learnt that the gas would be deployed and that’s why we could not have told doctors about it,” Filatov added.Survivors and families of the victims lit 130 candles and laid 130 red carnations Friday morning on the steps of the theater.Russian officials have never accepted responsibility for the deaths on Oct. 26, 2002.Families insist that their relatives died from the gas that was pumped in the building before it was stormed by troops, but authorities rejected that accusation. President Vladimir Putin initially blamed it on “chronic illness” and “just the fact that they had been forced to remain in the building.”Officials, however, later acknowledged that hostages died due to inadequate medical help after the storming of the building. All 40 hostage-takers also died.Lawyers for the victims took the case to the European Court of Human Rights and won a decision in their favor as well as compensation of (EURO)1.3 million ($1.7 million) from the Russian state in 2011. The court ruled that the planning of the operation as well as the lack of proper investigation into what happened were in violation of European law. Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day __Nataliya Vasilyeva contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) – A decade after the tragic end of a Russian theater siege left 130 hostages dead, security officers who took part in the rescue operation said Friday there was nothing they could have done to prevent the deaths.Officers of the Alfa special forces said the secrecy of the rescue prevented them from working closely with doctors when opiate gas was pumped into the theater where more than 900 people were being held by Chechen militants. Families of the victims have claimed that doctors were not informed what kind of gas was used in the operation and had no antidote.last_img read more