SomaliCanadian journalist Hodan Naleyeh dies in Somalia extremist attack

first_imgAt least 10 people have been killed in an extremist attack in Somalia including a prominent Somali-Canadian journalist and her husband.Mogadishu-based independent radio station Radio Dalsan confirmed to The Associated Press that Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh and her husband, Farid Jama Suleiman died in the attack Friday.A Somali official says the attack started with a suicide car bomb blast and then gunmen stormed a hotel in the port city of Kismayo.Global Affairs Canada has not confirmed the deaths but says it is aware of a bombing in Somalia and is working to get more information.Nalayeh was born in Somalia in 1976, but spent most of her life in Canada, first in Alberta and then in Toronto.The Somali Journalists Syndicate says Naleyeh was the producer, presenter and founder of Integration TV.It says she had recently returned to Somlaia from Canada, where she attended school and worked as a journalist on TV programs in Toronto.Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she is sad and shocked to hear about her death.“I am so sad and shocked to learn of the tragic death of @HodanTV and her husband Farid in a terrorist attack, along with other victims of this hate-fuelled violence,” Horwath said on Twitter. “Hodan’s endless positivity and her love for people was inspiring.”Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamic rebels have claimed responsibility for the attack.— with files from AP The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Maple Leaf Foods to sell biodiesel business to US firm for 645M

TORONTO — Shares in Maple Leaf Foods Inc. rose sharply Friday, up almost 8% after the company announced it was selling its Rothsay business unit to a Texas-based company.The Rothsay business operates six rendering plants and a biodiesel plant employing a total of 550 people in four provinces.The rendering plants in Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec recover fats and proteins produced as a byproduct of the slaughtering process.The biodiesel plant in Quebec creates products for use as fuel.Maple Leaf says the Rothsay employees will transfer to the new owner, Darling International Inc. of Irving, Texas.Toronto-based Maple Leaf will receive about $645-million for Rothsay and use the money to pay down corporate debt.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Maple Leaf shares closed up $1.05, or 7.84%, at $14.44.“The sale of our rendering and biodiesel business supports our strategy to focus on effective capital deployment and profitable growth in the consumer packaged foods market,” said Michael McCain, president and CEO.“We are delighted to have concluded almost a year-long process with an agreement with Darling, the North American leader in food waste recycling.”Randall Stuewe, chairman and CEO of Darling International, said: “We look forward to joining forces with Rothsay’s management team and employees and to the opportunity this brings our shareholders for future growth.”Maple Leaf Foods is a meat and bakery company which employs some 19,500 people at its operations across Canada and in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. It had sales of $4.9-billion in 2012.The Canadian Press read more

Sri Lanka records high number of road accidents

The Sri Lankan government also made it mandatory for drivers and front seat passengers of motor vehicles to wear seat belts.Doctors at the state hospital in the city had said that they got some 200 to 300 road accident victims being admitted for treatment every week. Rohana said that 15 accidents had occurred during that period and among those killed were two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, when the motorbikes they were riding collided with each other.Last year the Sri Lankan motor traffic department said that it was to give local police the right to cancel the driving license of reckless drivers. The police also noted that almost all the accidents reported in Sri Lanka over the 24 hour period ending on Sunday morning was outside the capital Colombo. Sri Lanka has recorded an increase in the number of road accidents so far this year with 156 people killed, the police said on Sunday.Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said that 17 people were killed in separate road accidents over a period of 24 hours between Saturday morning and Sunday morning. He said this was an increase in the number of road accidents reported in recent times and blamed it on drivers and pedestrians ignoring road rules. read more

Average Canadian household is 112329 in debt growing in past five years

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Average Canadian household is $112,329 in debt, growing in past five years: BMO by News Staff Posted Jun 6, 2012 3:41 pm MDT TORONTO – A new bank study suggests the average Canadian household is more than $100,000 in debt and that Canadians have ramped up borrowing in the past five years.The first annual BMO survey on household debt found that average household debt among Canadians surveyed stands at $112,329, including mortgage, credit card, line of credit and loan debt.But the bank says so-called good debt like mortgages outweighs less favourable forms of borrowing.While 25 per cent of those surveyed say they are debt free, 41 per cent say that they have taken on more debt in the past five years as a result of increased spending.And 54 per cent of respondents said they expect to be debt free in the next five years.The survey also found that 70 per cent of Canadians believe they can afford to pay down debt by paying more than the minimum, but one-third appear to be stretched with paying only the minimum amounts.The report, conducted by Leger Marketing to measure the amount of debt Canadian households are carrying and how it’s managed, surveyed 1,507 Canadians in an online poll at the beginning of April. read more

BlackBerry launches Hub on Google Play store to lure Android users

BlackBerry launches Hub+ on Google Play store to lure Android users by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 3, 2016 10:08 am MDT Last Updated Aug 3, 2016 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – In a bid to turn around its unprofitable mobile business unit, BlackBerry is making some of its software available for download to Android smartphone users through Google Play.The company is releasing BlackBerry Hub+, a suite of applications that includes a unified inbox, password keeper and calendar, among other features.Smartphone users running the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system can download a free 30-day trial version, after which they can opt to continue using a free version of Hub+ with advertisements or subscribe to an enhanced version of the service for $0.99 a month.CEO John Chen has said he believes BlackBerry (TSX:BB) can make its mobile business segment profitable in the fiscal year ending February through software licensing deals.But he remains committed to the company’s hardware business as well.Last week, BlackBerry released the new affordably-priced Android-powered DTEK50, and announced plans to release multiple new devices before the financial year ends. read more

UN warns of spike in grave violations against children in Mali as

She added that children should be going to school and playing with their friends, not worrying about avoiding violence or being forced to fight.The Malian Government has been seeking to restore stability and rebuild following a series of setbacks since early 2012 that fractured the country, including a military coup d’état, renewed fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels, and the seizure of its northern territory by radical extremists.Concern is rising that while the north has been the main focus of insurrection, central areas of the country, especially around Mopti, are increasingly being embroiled in fighting. According to the UN, so far more than 150 children have been killed in 2019, with 75 injured due to violent attacks. The number of child soldiers in armed groups has doubled comparing to the same period in 2018, and more than 900 schools remain closed due to insecurity.The sharp rise in grave violations has also resulted in a dramatic increase in the need to protect children in the north and the center of Mali. “The needs of Mali’s most vulnerable children are tremendous,” stressed Lucia Elmi, UNICEF Representative in Mali.UNICEF has been working with local authorities to protect more than 377,000 at risk children, along with other UN agencies and partners, to provide medical and psychosocial care for conflict-affected children; support the release and reintegration of children from armed groups; reunite separated children with their families; and provide care for survivors of violence, including sexual violence. The crisis in Mali remains one of the least funded humanitarian operations in the world. In 2019, UNICEF is requesting $4 million to meet child protection needs in the country. “We must not accept the suffering of children as the new normal. All parties must stop attacks on children and take all necessary measures to keep them out of harm’s way, in line with international human rights and humanitarian law,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.Abducted and abused, Sala is one of hundreds of children in Mali suffering extreme violence due to ongoing conflict. #NotATarget #ChildrenUnderAttack— UNICEF (@UNICEF) August 13, 2019 read more


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The US could send a special envoy to Northern Ireland soon

first_img Feb 24th 2018, 7:55 AM Saturday 24 Feb 2018, 7:55 AM 22 Comments The US could send a special envoy to Northern Ireland soon The role has been vacant under President Donald Trump. 6,623 Views By Paul Hosford Share76 Tweet Email center_img Simon Coveney and Rex Tillerson Image: Pablo Martinez Monsivais Simon Coveney and Rex Tillerson Image: Pablo Martinez Monsivais Short URL AMERICA COULD SEND a special envoy to Northern Ireland in the future.The issue was discussed yesterday when Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington.Tillerson told reporters he was reviewing names for the position.The position has existed since 1995, when George Mitchell took up the position. It was vacant between 2011 and 2014, but President Barack Obama appointed former senator Gary Hart to take up the position.It has been vacant under President Donald Trump.A statement from the Department of Foreign said Coveney and Tillerson had “discussed a range of issues, including the current impasse in Northern Ireland and the implications of Brexit”.The prospect of a future Northern Ireland envoy was also discussed, said Coveney.“The United States has been instrumental in helping to broker peace in Northern Ireland and continues to provide valuable encouragement and support to the peace process.”On Brexit, Coveney updated Tillerson on negotiations and pledged that Ireland would play an enhanced role in transatlantic relations.“I told the Secretary of State that Ireland faces the challenges of Brexit as a global island at the heart of Europe and as a country with a close partnership with the US. I also underlined our determination that Brexit must not in any way undermine the peace process and the gains achieved by the Good Friday Agreement.“I also expressed the view that Ireland would be in a position to play an enhanced role in transatlantic relations post-Brexit in light of our unique ties with the US.”Read: ‘Phase two may be very rough’ – Trump announces heavy sanctions on North Korea Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Thérapie génique la dystrophie musculaire de Duchenne bientôt guérie

first_imgThérapie génique : la dystrophie musculaire de Duchenne bientôt guérie ? Québec, Canada – Des chercheurs de la Faculté de médecine de l’Université Laval viennent de démontrer qu’il est possible de réparer le gène défectueux à l’origine de la dystrophie musculaire de Duchenne, une maladie héréditaire qui frappe un garçon sur 3500. La dystrophie musculaire de Duchenne provoque une dégénérescence progressive des muscles qui, s’amorçant dès la petite enfance, entraîne généralement la mort du patient avant l’âge de 25 ans. Elle est causée par des mutations qui affectent une protéine appelée dystrophine. Ces dernières altèrent la séquence normale des nucléotides du gène de cette protéine et en stoppent la synthèse. L’équipe du professeur Tremblay s’est associée à Cellectis, une firme spécialisée, afin de concevoir des méganucléases, enzymes capables de reconnaître et d’extraire les régions mutées du génome des personnes atteintes de dystrophie de Duchenne. Lors d’essais in vitro, les chercheurs ont introduit des gènes codant pour différentes méganucléases dans des cellules musculaires humaines. Ils ont répété l’expérience in vivo avec des souris porteuses de la mutation qui cause la maladie. Les deux séries de tests ont montré que ces méganucléases peuvent mener à une restauration de la séquence normale des nucléotides du gène de la dystrophine et à son expression dans les cellules musculaires. Il reste encore plusieurs étapes à franchir avant d’envisager le recours à cette approche chez l’humain, met en garde le professeur Tremblay. Il faudra d’abord démontrer, chez des animaux de laboratoire, qu’il est possible d’introduire directement une méganucléase dans les cellules musculaires et que la synthèse de dystrophine peut en résulter. “Il faudra sans doute de deux à trois ans pour y arriver”, estime le chercheur. “Les phases subséquentes, incluant des essais sur des sujets humains, pourraient prendre encore plus de temps”, conclut-il. Le 24 avril 2010 à 16:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Barcelona puts price on striker wanted by West Ham

first_imgThe English side would have to pay up to 3 million Pounds if they want Paco Alcácer to join them this season; would only be a loanPublished by the Daily Star in the United Kingdom, there have been reports that Spanish powerhouse Barcelona have put a price on striker Paco Alcácer if he wants to join the Premier League.The forward could end up costing up to 3 million Pounds to English club West Ham United, but will only join the competition on a loan.The 25-years-old has been a surplus in Barcelona, playing only 37 times in La Liga in over two years at Barca.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.His goal scoring abilities are not playing in his favor either.In 37 occasions on the field, the player has only scored ten times during the Spanish competition, with four more goals coming from the Spanish Cup and only once in the Champions League.But it seems the ex-Valencia and ex-Getafe athlete will only exit Barcelona if West Ham pays 3 million Pounds for his loan, something the English club might not be too keen on doing.last_img read more

James Cameron congratulates Marvel on beating Avatar at the box office

first_img Marvel Tags James Cameron congratulated Marvel for beating his movie, Avatar, in terms of box office sales. James Cameron This past weekend was a big one for Marvel Studios. Not only did the company reveal plenty of movies for its upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 at San Diego Comic-Con, but it also reached the top of the box office with Avengers: Endgame,  surpassing 2009’s Avatar. One person congratulating the studio was Avatar’s director, James Cameron. Cameron tweeted his congratulations Monday morning from the official Avatar Twitter account. The tweet consisted of Iron Man surrounded by woodsprites from the film with a caption reading “Oel ngati kameie,” which is Na’vi for “I see you.”  Now playing: Watch this: To @JimCameron- you’re a monumental reason why we fell in love with film in the first place. Thank you for always inspiring us and opening the world’s eyes to what’s possible. We can’t wait to see where you take us next…— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) July 22, 2019 Previous examples of this box office baton that’s been passed since 1977, starting with Steven Spielberg himself. (Cameron is the only director to pass to himself, from Titanic to Avatar.)— Fandango (@Fandango) July 22, 2019 TV and Movies Culture Congratulations, @MarvelStudios!— Avatar (@officialavatar) July 22, 2019 Review • AVADirect Avatar VR desktop review: A big, powerful VR desktop 3:04center_img Saturday was when Avengers: Endgame took the top spot with $2.79 billion in ticket sales, putting Avatar in second place at $2.789 billion. This is the second congrats from the Avatar director. In May, Cameron gave kudos to the Marvel team when Avengers: Endgame grossed more than the director’s previous box office mega-hit, Titanic. Cameron is following a tradition of directors congratulating others for their box office smashes. Most notably, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas praised one another when their respective films, Star Wars, Jaws and Jurassic Park, out-earned one another. The Russo Brothers, who directed the record-breaking film, tweeted their appreciation for Cameron, saying he was a “monumental reason” they fell in love with film. Saturday was also the day Marvel Studios revealed its upcoming movies, including Thor 4: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Blade starring Marhersella Ali.  Marvel didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Originally published on July 22, 8 a.m. PT.Update, 1:03 p.m. PT: Adds Russo Brothers tweet. 0 Post a comment Marvel’s Phase 4 plan explained AVADirect Avatar VR desktop Share your voicelast_img read more

4yrold girl allured by food raped and killed in Badda

first_imgDetectives arrested a suspected rapist-cum-killer in connection with the recovery of a four-year-old girl’s corpse from Badda on Sunday night, reports UNB.The arrestee was identified as Shipon, 35.Police recovered the body of Tanha, 4, daughter of Mehedi, from inside a toilet of a tin-shed house adjacent to Abul Hotel in Adarshanagar area on Sunday evening.Officer-in-charge of Badda police station MA Jalil said that the body bore strangulation mark on its neck and injury marks on both legs.Police sent the body to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital for autopsy, he added.Tanha. File photoThey are primarily suspecting that the girl was raped and later strangled to death, he also said.Meanwhile, briefing reporters at DMP media centre on Monday, joint commissioner (DB) Abdul Baten said the perpetrator reportedly raped the minor girl after alluring her with food.The detectives started shadow investigation alongside local police station soon after the incident came to light on Sunday evening. Acting on a tip-off, a Detective Branch special team arrested Shipon from Badda area on Sunday night, he said.Tanha had been residing at a rented house of Adarshanagar with her parents. Arrested Shipon was one of their neighbours, living in a rented room with his wife.Tanha’s mother. Photo: Abdus SalamShipon had been working as a day labourer, since recently being released from jail after five years. When Tanha was returning home on Thursday crossing Shipon’s room, he pulled Tanha inside his room alluring her with food, and then he allegedly raped her, the joint commissioner of DB said.As Tanha cried out for help, Shipon strangled her, and after the girl died, fled the scene throwing the body of Tanha into a toilet of the house, he said.Mehedi, the father of the ill-fated girl filed a case with Badda police station accusing the arrested Shipon, said Abdul Jalil, the OC of the police station.last_img read more

Court wants Holey Artisan probe report 25 June

first_imgA Dhaka court on Thursday set 25 June for submission of the probe report in a case filed over the Holey Artisan cafe attack, reports UNB.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate, NurunnaharYasmin, fixed the date as the investigation officer of the case, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit inspector Humayun Kabir, failed to submit the probe report on Thursday.Earlier, on 10 April, the court fixed 17 may for submission of the probe report.In the evening of 1 July, 2016, five militants entered the Holey Artisan Cafe and Bakery with bombs, machetes and pistols, and took several dozen people, including 18 foreigners, hostage.Twenty hostages – nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladesh-born American and two Bangladeshis – were killed as the militants sprayed them with bullets indiscriminately or cut their throats to confirm their death inside the cafe.Besides, two senior police officers – Banani police station then officer-in-charge Salauddin Ahmed Khan and Detective Branch assistant commissioner Robiul Islam – were shot dead when police tried to gain control of the bakery.A case was filed with Gulshan police station in connection with the terror attack.Later, the case was transferred to the Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).last_img read more

The Harrowing True Story Behind the Dingo Ate My Baby Saying

first_imgNearly four decades ago, Australia was shaken by an outlandish case in which two-month-old Azaria Chamberlain mysteriously disappeared. The tragedy unfolded on August 16, 1980, as Lindy and Michael Chamberlain took their three children in Uluru (Ayers Rock), an area in Australia which — besides its iconic monolith stone rock — is noted for the presence of dingoes.The day was supposed to easy-going, having a nice family time out in nature. But only shortly after setting up camp, the trip proved fatal for the Chamberlains. Hearing her baby crying, Lindy went to the tent to check on Azaria.This is an isolated part of a frame from the original video. Over five years after being given a life sentence for murdering her baby Azaria, new evidence is discovered leading to the release of Lindy Chamberlain. Photo by ABC_Lindy_Chamberlain_Free.ogv CC BY-SA 3.0There she saw a wild dog that stood it’s ground for a moment, growling, then it turned tail and ran off. Of Azaria, there was no sign.It must have been in that eerie moment when Lindy Chamberlain uttered her famous phrase that a dingo ate her baby.The media and pop culture were fast to assimilate the tragedy in sensational headlines or works of fiction. The 1988 film A Cry in the Dark in which Meryl Streep takes the role of Lindy and uses “The dingo’s got my baby!” as her grim punchline, assured the phrase was now equally as famous as “the dog ate my homework.”Meryl Streep portrays Florence in “Florence Foster Jenkins.”Photo by Dick Thomas Johnson CC BY 2.0In the meantime, Lindy and Michael Chamberlain were living a horror as they faced accusations of infanticide.The baby’s body was never found in the widespread search carried out in the area, and for some investigators, the story with the dingo seemed dubious.Many fellow Australians did not trust Lindy’s story either. Even though reports of dingoes attacking livestock were well-known, they found it hard to believe the animal would attack a human baby, too.1980 – FILE PHOTO TAKEN IN 1980 – LINDY CHAMBERLAIN’S BABY AZARIA WHO WAS TAKEN BY A DINGO WHILE THE FAMILY WAS ON A HOLIDAY NEAR AYERS ROCK ON 17 AUGUST 1980. (photo by Getty Images)In a follow-up investigation in 1981, traces of blood found in the Chamberlain’s car was taken as evidence of the murder.Prosecutors went on to allege that Lindy Chamberlain slit her daughter’s throat using scissors and, after getting rid of the body with her husband, she used the deceptive dingo story to justify her actions.The trial was vividly followed by Australian media. For the public, it was the most sensational news that a mother had killed her own child even in the absence of a strong motive.At the peak of the scandal, 77 percent of Australians polled said that they thought Lindy Chamberlain was guilty of murder, not any creature from wildlife, according to Time.Disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain (Photo by Russell McPhedran/Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).The doubts stirred up by the press around Lindy’s story were somewhat murky. One thing was that her husband was a pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which was scarcely known across Australia at the time. Word quickly spread that the church was an obscure cult and embraced practices such as child sacrifice.The meaning of the baby’s name, Azaria, was also interpreted as “sacrifice in the wilderness.” According to the site, however, the name means “rose, helped by god, or God helps.”Another thing was how Lindy Chamberlain was perceived when she appeared in court. Never once did the woman publicly yell in anger, she was always well turned out in smart clothes, and the press described her as seeming “cold,” attributes easily associated with someone who might be a cold-blooded killer.Dingo in Exmouth, Western AustraliaLindy was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. Her husband, charged with being an accomplice to murder, received a lesser punishment. The Chamberlains appealed the decision, but they were denied by the High Court and commenced serving their sentences. Until 1986, when the case had a turning point.A jacket that belonged to Azaria was found in the area of Ayers Rock, the same area containing abundant evidence of dingo dens. The new find substantiated the Chamberlains story of what happened that dreadful August day in 1980.As the sentences for both Lindy and Michael were annulled at this point, a new wave of investigations was initiated. Suddenly it seemed very plausible that the Aussie native dogs were to blame for the girl’s demise, though the cause of death on Azaria’s death certificate was only amended to “unknown.”Azaria Chamberlain’s black clothes, which provoked lots of conspiracy therories, are going on display at the National Museum of Australia in a new exhibition. The image shows curator Guy Hansen in Canberra, 6 September 2005. SMH Picture by CHRIS LANE (Photo by Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)It was not until the end of 2010 when the government took up Azaria’s case again after Lindy Chamberlain campaigned to list dingo attack as the official cause of death for her daughter. The case was finally resolved in 2012 when the coroner ultimately ruled exactly that — a dingo was responsible for the murder three decades ago.“The hearing was an ironic repeat of the first coroner’s inquest in 1980-81 when Michael and Lindy Chamberlain had sat together before coroner Dennis Barrett, who agreed to telecast his findings nationwide that a dingo had taken the baby,” wrote the Sydney Morning Herald on the occasion.Australians went on to express their regrets for having wrongfully assumed Lindy Chamberlain was a murderer. Comedians alike apologized for using her phrase in public appearances.Read another story from us: Cages Used to be Put Over Graves to Protect Against Body SnatchersSince Azalia’s case, several other fatal attacks involving the wild dog have been reported on Australian territory, which attests the animal is more than capable to attack even when not provoked.last_img read more

Gay family told to use modern means of communication to stay together

first_imgThis gay family are appealing a Home Office decision to deport one of the men back to Cuba (Picture: Hutchinson) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… A Gay family consisting of a British man and his US-Cuban partner have been told that their relationship will survive ‘through modern means of communication’ in a Home Office decision. ‘We received the letter two weeks after the letter was generated by the Home Office. We had no time.’They reportedly submitted 1500 photos of their family and had 70 of their loved ones vouch for their relationship.Couple ‘don’t want to get married for the sake of the visa’(Picture:‘They said the fact that I was a high taxpayer, I would have the ability to travel to Cuba to go and visit.‘They also couldn’t find a tickbox for a partner under the same definition for same-sex couples, which hindered us drastically.However, Alex hasn’t lived in Cuba since he was a teenager, where attitudes towards gay couples are not as relaxed.‘We’ve already planned to get married this year in August but I don’t want to get married for the sake of the visa because the Home Office don’t recognise our partnership.‘It’s just been extremely stressful,’ he said.The pair need 100 signatures as part of their petition to bolster Alex’s right to stay.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The pair met in the US in 2011.But their family life as at risk after they recently lodged a second appeal for Alex to remain in the country.Starting a petition on Change. org, UK citizen Donavan and his partner Alex live in Sheffield, northern England.Gay family appealing Home Office decision‘Firstly, he had a six-month visa to come over,” said Donavan to Pink News.‘He was working at Armani on South Beach – and was going to head back after the visa expired.‘But we decided that we wanted to stay together, I definitely didn’t want him to go, because everything had finally fitted into place.’The couple have faced a two-year long visa application that has set them back ‘thousands and thousands’.Alex then received a letter stating he would be deported back to his native Cuba.‘It was 28 days from receipt of the letter.center_img GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) This is what it’s like to be bisexual in UgandaThe story of the gay Baltics solider who came out to his kids – then his comradesUK wants to separate these husbands and send one to his deathRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Criminal clashes in Cancun responsible for violence say authorities

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The continued violence in Cancun is the result of clashes between criminal groups, says the state prosecutor.Head of the State Prosecutor’s Office, Miguel Ángel Pech Cen, said that the continued clash between groups is resulting in the violent deaths being recorded as they fight over drug deals and the collection of money.With the city of Cancun exceeding 200 deaths already this year, Pech Cen asks citizens to support the police by coming forward and providing details and evidence to help with investigations and jail those responsible.Criminal clashes in Cancun responsible for violence say authoritiesThe secretary of state public security, Rodolfo del Angel Campos, says the nearly 3 billion peso has been allocated to Quintana Roo to acquire technology and strengthen security throughout the state.He explained, “2.9 billion peso have been authorized for a comprehensive security plan that includes technology in radio communication, infrastructure and equipment for police.”He says that there is also a strategic plan that will be implemented with the help of the funding.“Three security circles are being contemplated, one at the entrances of the state, a second perimeter that is in the central of each of the municipalities and the third security perimeter is in the main avenues with surveillance cameras.”He said that all those cameras and metal detection arches being installed will have a plate detector and a face detector that will allow more databases coverage and a shorter response time.He says the projects have already been signed off with state agencies and expects the installation of cameras to begin in one month, starting with Cancun.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)last_img read more

Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA

first_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… 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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The company’s various tools are designed to improve reporting efficiency and optimize facility operations.Ikonopedia has recently initiated and completed installations across a broad range of breast imaging practices, from large radiology groups to mobile mammography providers and private practice physicians. Recent sales and installations include such sites as Valley Imaging Center in Wasilla, Alaska; Maui Medical Group of Wailuku, Hawaii; and Marshfield Clinic in Eau Claire, Wis. Introduced earlier this year, the Combined Reporting package automatically combines results from any combination of mammography, breast ultrasound, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), biopsy and post-biopsy mammograms to produce a single, coherent clinical report for the referring physician. 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Israels richest rabbis become savvy businessmen

first_imgCozying up at Ifargan’s long table were lawmakers, one of Israel’s top lawyers, and two of Israel’s wealthiest businessmen: Menahem Gurevitch, chairman of a leading Israeli insurance company, and billionaire Nochi Dankner, head of Israel’s largest holding company and a close confidant of Ifargan for the last 14 years. The Israeli army’s chief rabbi and a top police commander were there, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent his blessings in a recorded video message.Rabbis who make fortunes for themselves and encourage others to make money with their blessings draw the wrath of some fellow Jewish clerics.“It’s disappointing when religion descends to this,” said Rabbi Donniel Hartman, president of the Shalom Hartman institute, a modern Orthodox Jewish learning center in Jerusalem. “It’s not some channel of divine power for personal wealth accumulation. That’s small religion.”Most rabbis in Israel are not raking in millions. They are instead salaried government employees, assigned by Israel’s official rabbinate to perform religious rites for the Jewish public such as marriages and burials, or to enforce Jewish dietary laws in restaurants and hotels. Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements They are nowhere near the level of the high-flying spiritual gurus like the X-ray.Such gurus set up public office hours in their homes to receive Israelis on all rungs of the social ladder, as long as they come with cash. In exchange, adherents receive amulets and little pieces of paper containing the rabbi’s personalized blessing. The most successful rabbis have founded charitable institutions and small religious seminaries, which act as conduits for the incoming cash flow.Menachem Friedman, an expert on Orthodox Judaism and professor emeritus at Bar Ilan University, says religious Jewish businessmen since the 19th century have solicited rabbis’ blessings for cash to ensure their success _ though today the sums have reached unprecedented amounts.“If the market is dangerous and shaky, the millionaires who benefit from that market have less confidence. They need these rabbis to give them that security,” Friedman said.The country’s richest rabbinic dynasty is the Abuhatzeira family, scions of the revered Baba Sali who left Morocco for Israel in 1963, gaining a following among Israel’s large Moroccan and Middle Eastern Jewish immigrant population. The Baba Sali died in 1984, but his portrait _ a shriveled face wrapped in a white shawl _ still graces the walls of Israeli homes, businesses and falafel stands. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family An Israeli tax official, speaking anonymously because of the issue’s sensitivity, said in the past two years tax authorities have approached some 20 religious figures, requesting earnings reports. Some rabbis have been investigated for tax fraud. No convictions are known, but some have reportedly reached settlements with Israeli tax authorities.Reached for comment, advisers of some of the rabbis profiled by Forbes either would not comment on the income estimates, or said they were wrong but would not provide other figures. A spokesman for Rabbi Ifargan said his charitable institutions and received donations are above board.At the end of the feast, adherents followed Rabbi Ifargan up a hill to pray at the hulking stone pyramid that houses his father’s grave. Ifargan emerged from the tomb surrounded by paparazzi, bodyguards and a host of followers shouting out requests for the rabbi to pray for their health and for their children to find a good match.When an Associated Press reporter asked the rabbi the secret to his success, Ifargan stopped. The 46-year-old rabbi with a pointed jet-black beard and brimmed hat fixed his gaze for a few moments, cocked his head up toward the heavens and shrugged. His grandson, Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira, became the richest of them all, building himself a three-story villa said to include an events hall, deluxe guest rooms for important donors and an underground tunnel allowing him safe passage to his synagogue and office across the street, according to journalist Yossi Bar-Moha, who says he obtained the house plans from the Beersheba municipality.Bar-Moha published a series of exposes in Israeli dailies accusing the rabbi of cheating his followers into believing he had no money in the bank, and violently threatening some to pay up.The Israeli police’s national fraud squad opened an investigation in the late 1990s, discovering $125 million in his personal account. He reportedly reached a settlement with Israel’s tax authorities to pay a fraction of what he owed them.Last year, a desperate adherent whose donations to the rabbi hadn’t improved his lot stabbed Rabbi Abuhatzeira to death. His son, Rabbi Pinchas Abuhatzeira, inherited his wealth and his spot at the top of Israel’s affluent rabbinic aristocracy.“These rabbis are charlatans, swindlers and cheaters. They have no real knowledge. And people eat it up,” said reporter Bar-Moha, who heads Tel Aviv’s journalists’ association. Then his bodyguards whisked him into a black Mercedes-Benz, and they sped off.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated PressNETIVOT, Israel (AP) – One summer night, on the outskirts of a sleepy desert town, a who’s who of Israel’s elite gathered for an annual feast to honor a rabbi whose gaze is said to pierce the soul.He’s Rabbi Yaacov Israel Ifargan. But he is better known as, simply, the X-ray.Over the past few decades, he and dozens of other rabbis have carefully positioned themselves at the fulcrum of Israeli power and influence. They have attracted throngs of adherents _ most notably some of the country’s top business moguls, who pay top shekel for an audience with their rabbi to solicit blessings and discuss business matters. These magnates have helped fuel the rise of a rabbinic aristocracy whose members have channeled the donations they receive into multi-million-dollar empires. After gaining experience dishing out advice to Israeli tycoons, the rabbis have become shrewd businessmen themselves, managing hefty investments in stocks and real estate at home and abroad _ with much of their earnings allegedly kept far from the watchful eyes of Israeli tax collectors.Their chief critic calls them swindlers and frauds, and some fellow rabbis are critical of their practices.The Israeli edition of Forbes magazine published a first-of-its-kind ranking last month of Israel’s 13 richest rabbis. In the number one spot was 36-year-old Rabbi Pinchas Abuhatzeira from Beersheba, a blue-collar southern desert city, whose wealth is estimated at $335 million. The X-ray rabbi placed sixth, with an estimated net worth of $23 million.“Every single shekel brings about true peace,” announced the X-ray rabbi’s half brother, Rabbi Hayim Amram Ifargan, from the dais at the recent gathering, in a gentle nudge to the crowd of VIPs to continue their support.He, too, is a part of the Ifargan family franchise. His spiritual adherents call him “The MRI.” In the women’s section behind a laced divider sat “The Arbitrator” or “The CT,” Ifargan’s millionaire sister Bruria Zvuluni, a go-to spiritual counselor who claims to have mediated feuds between Israeli crime kingpins. Though she is not a rabbi, she made it to the bottom of Forbes’ list. 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first_img 0 Comments   Share   Stinson said he was hampered by a groin injury that he had surgery on the previous summer, however, and is confident he’ll be a different player for the Cardinals now that he’s healthy than he was last season in college.“I just played the whole season with it nagging and stuff like that, and it just started to get worse and worse,” he said .”I just fought through it and did what I could do for the team because they didn’t have another end that controlled the edge and stopped the runs. I just went ahead and did it for the team.” And, his role with the Cardinals may also be a little different, too.“In the defense at Alabama, I could pass rush, one-on-one pass rush, but when it comes to our defense and how our defense…pretty much our big emphasis was to stop the run,” Stinson said. “We had to make sure we played the blocks right, so that’s what I did; played the blocks right and then convert afterwards.“(There were) a lot of teams that didn’t really get to see my pass rushing ability.”Stinson started all 14 games of his junior campaign, when he tallied 8.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals added to their defensive line with their fifth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Cardinals took Alabama defensive end Ed Stinson with the No. 160 overall pick. Stinson, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 290 pounds, started 12 of the Crimson Tide’s 13 games as a senior, recording two tackles for loss and a sack. “This guy is a powerful player,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim said. “He’s explosive through his hips and he does a nice job chasing down the line of scrimmage laterally.” Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact – / 22last_img read more

Moodys Sale of Bank of Cyprus UK is credit positive

first_imgRating Agency, Moody’s, has described the sale of Bank of Cyprus subsidiary, Bank of Cyprus UK, as credit positive, noting that the sale would place Bank of Cyprus in a better position to focus on reducing its domestic high stock of problematic loans.Bank of Cyprus announced last Tuesday it signed a binding agreement to sell Bank of Cyprus UK to Cyenergy Capital Limited, owned by a consortium of UK-based investors, a sale for a consideration of €117 million and a profit of €3 million. The sale is expected to increase Bank of Cyprus’ CET1 Capital by around 65 basis points to 12.65% as of March 2018, the agency said.“The sale of UK operations amid Brexit uncertainty will allow Bank of Cyprus’ management to focus on tackling its domestic operations significant asset quality issues. The increased capital strengthens the bank’s balance sheet and increases the chances of a possible sale of problem loans, which management is exploring,” Moody’s said in its bi-weekly Credit Outlook.Moody’s noted that Bank of Cyprus’ organic nonperforming exposures (NPEs) were down 45% to €8.35 billion as of March 2018 from a peak of €15.2 billion in March 2015, highlighting however that the bank’s NPEs to gross loans remains among the highest of Moody’s-rated banks and is a key credit challenge, while the stock of provisions against these troubled loans, at around 50%, is relatively low.Due to the UK loan book’s better quality, Moody’s estimates that the bank’s pro forma NPE/gross loan ratio as of March 2018 will increase to 49.6% from the 44.9% reported in first-quarter 2018.Nevertheless, the agency added, the bank maintains its target for the ratio’s decline to below 40% by year-end and below 25% over the next three years, excluding any possible accelerated risk-reduction transactions that the bank is currently exploring.The sale of the UK operations continues its deleveraging trend since 2012, although the bank`s size will remain significant relative to Cyprus` economy. The sale will reduce Bank of Cyprus` total assets by around €2 billion to €21.4 billion, around 110% of the country’s GDP, Moody’s said.CNAYou May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img